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Transcription: Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 – Beaven to Eyre

Transcription: Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 – Beaven to Eyre

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The following is my transcription of the Pennsylvania Church and Town Records dated between 1708 and 1985, for surnames Beavan to Eyre (in alphabetical order).

 

Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 - Aubrey Bevan - small
Pennsylvania Church and Town Records

CHESTER FRIENDS CEMETERY

On the west side of Edgmont Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Chester, Pa.

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PENNSYLVANIA CHURCH AND TOWN RECORDS

Beavan, Ann

Died February 18 1768 Aged

Grave No.

39

Beavan, Aubray

Died February 12 1761 Aged 56 years

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40

Beavan, Jane

Died

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52

Bond, Benjamin

Died June 27 1858 Aged 76 years

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98

Bond, Margaret

Died February 28 185- Aged 72 years

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99

Brobson, Rebecca

Born the 23rd of 10 month 1790

Died the 3rd of 5 month 1864

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106

Brobson, William

12-18-1785; 12-30-1858

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105

Burk, Emeline T.

Died

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43

Byre, Abigail

Born Jun 6 1786 Died July 9 1858

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115

Byre, Elizabeth

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112

Byre, Jacob

Died August 20 1826

In the 83rd year of his age

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111

Byre, Jacob

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116

Cobourn, Tacey

11-6-1813; 11-14-1848

47

Chestnut, Lizzie L.

Daughter of John and Phoebe J. Chestnut

Born June 7 1861 Died January 10 1880

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139

Chestnut, Mamie A. Lane

Daughter of John and Anna Chestnut

Died August 8 1860 Aged 15 months

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137

Churchman, Sally B.

Wife of Jesse M. Eyre

Born September 20 1813 Died March 21 1846

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51

Cowpland, Caleb Esq.

Who departed this life the 12th day of

the 10th month 1757 in the 67th year

of his age

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16

Cowpland, Sarah

Wife of Caleb Cowpland Died

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17

Davis, Carolina

Born September 21 1830 Died April 1 1852

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128

Davis, Susanna

Born July 26 1837 Died March 20 1852

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127

Dick, Thomas B. Esq.

Who departed this life April 21 A.D.1811

Aged 43 years 1 month

Draper, Richard H.

Born September 28 185- Died November 12

1851

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135

Dyer, William

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69

Engle, Joseph

Died October 8 1857 Aged 88 years

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130

Engle, Susanna

Wife of Joseph Engle

Died July 15 1253 Aged 75 years

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129

Eyre, Abigail

Died

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63

Eyre, Arabella

Daughter of William & Susan Eyre

Died

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48

Eyre, Elizabeth

Wife of Jonas P. Eyre

Born the 1st month 13 1813 Died

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134

Eyre, Jane

Died

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65

Eyre, Jonas P.

Born October 25 17- Died

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132

Eyre, Joshua

Son of David W. and Mary P. Eyre

Died the 2nd Month 25 1856

Aged 9 months and 17 days

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133

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Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

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Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.

 

Obituary; General George Cadwalader
Obituary for General George Cadwalader

General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a brother of Judge Cadwalader, who died on Sunday week, and was the last of the five sons of General Thomas Cadwalader. The deceased was born in Philadelphia, in 1806, engaged in mercantile business, and filled the position of President of the Mutual Insurance Company for a third of a century. He served gallantly in the Mexican War as well as in the Slaveholders’ Rebellion, and distinguished himself in both positions. His record is one of the best which he can safely leave behind as a grand inheritance to his family and friends.

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Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

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This is my transcription of the obituary for Charles G. Blythe (2nd great grandfather to Mark) from The Hoosier Genealogist, Indiana Historical Society, June 2001, Vol. 41, No. 2.

 

Obituary for Charles G. Blythe
Obituary for Charles G. Blythe.

Blythe, Charles G.

Birthplace: England
Occupation: Farmer
Entry into service: 1861, Pvt. 8th Btry
Final discharge: May 1864; Cause: End of war
Length of service: 4 months [sic]
Mustered into GAR. Mar. 1911
Died. 13 Jan. 1914

Obituary “C. G. Blythe Dies at Daughter’s Home,” Covington Friend, Jan. 1914, p. 1, col. 1: Blythe Was born in Lincolnshire, England, on 12 July 1840. He was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Blythe. Charles came to America when he was fifteen years of age with his parents and three older brothers. At first they Went to Chicago. The father’s goal was to see his three sons started Well in life in this country and then the father planned to return to his native land. Unfortunately the father became ill and soon died. The boys were scattered to different parts of the country Charles Went to Wisconsin about the time of the Civil War. He enlisted 21 Nov 1861 in the light artillery. He received a bayonet Wound in his arm at Lookout Mountain, Which made him nearly an invalid for the rest of his life. He was honorably discharged in Aug. 1865. After the War he returned to his farm in Wisconsin and was married to Mary Elizabeth Keefer. They had four sons and two daughters, who all survive him. They are: Jennie M. of Urbana, Ill., Charles E. of Danville, Ill. Robert of Newell, S. Dak., Olive L. of lsanti, Mich. [Ipsilanti, Mich. or lsanti, Minn.‘?], and Clayton W. and Wesley E. of Covington. He died in Urbana on 15 Jan. 1914 after having been an invalid for more than a year. Rev E. W Strecker of the Methodist [Episcopal] Church officiated. He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Stehle Ancestry

Stehle Ancestry

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In a previous post, Relationship Chart of Mark Blythe to Barack Obama, I posted the Stehle ancestry chart showing the connection between Barack Obama and my husband, through their common ancestor, Ulrich Stehle.
Stehle Ancestry: First Page of Gabriel Steely's Court Document
Stehle Ancestry: First Page of Gabriel Steely’s Court Document

Ulrich Stehle Sr. was my children’s eighth great-grandfather. He was born in Europe (presumably in Holland or Germany) in about 1699, married Anna (parents unknown) on September 21, 1732 at about the age of 33. He, Anna, and their three children emigrated from Rotterdam on the ship Pink Plaisance to Philadelphia, USA.

His children were all born prior to the family’s emigration to the USA and were Hans Peter Stehle (Steely), born about 1716; Anna Barbra Stehle (Steely), also born about 1716; and Ulrich Stehle (Steely) Jr., born about 1720 and dying in 1773.

Stehle Ancestry: Second Page of Gabriel Steely's Court Document
Stehle Ancestry: Second Page of Gabriel Steely’s Court Document

Ulrich Steely (Stehle) Jr., seventh great-grandfather to Erin and Stuart, also married an Anna, who was born about 1705 and died about 1793. Ulrich Jr. was born in Europe (some sources say in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, but according to the documented timeline, this is highly doubtful). He died in abt 1773 in Derry Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Ulrich Jr.’s children were Sarah Steely (1755-1829), Jacob Steely (1756-1829), Christiana Steely (born 1759), Gabriel Steely (1763-1830), Lazarus Steely (1764-1808), Henry Steely (born 1765), and Mary Steely (1766-1835).

Sarah Steely, daughter of Ulrich Steely, Jr. died and was buried in 1829. Her headstone reads, “Sarah, wife of William Frampton, died July 6, 1829, aged seventy-four years.”

Gabriel Steely son of Ulrich Steely Jr., was sixth great-grandfather to my children and was born August 19, 1763 in Pennsylvania, USA. He is said to have died May 2, 1830 at about 66 years of age in Kingston, Ohio and was buried May 4, 1830 in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston, Ross County, Ohio, USA.

One point of interest about Gabriel Steely is the fact that there are records regarding court proceedings in a suit he brought against Joshua Gay and Joshua Gay, Jr. over an unpaid debt (click on thumbnails below to see full documents).

Gabriel married Mary Meek (1767-1850), daughter of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Herron, before 1785. They had ten children: John (1785-1842), Sarah (1793-1860), Meek (1797-1865), George Ray (born about 1800), Reuben (Ruban) (born about 1802), Elizabeth (1811-1880), as well as David, William Wallace, Isabell and Sally, the latter four’s birth dates being unknown. Some records indicate that Mary’s surname at the time of her marriage was Stuart.  Could she have been previously married, or was there a second wife at sometime named Mary Stuart?

According to “Brief History of Pickaway County, Ohio”, Gabriel was among the earliest settlers, settling in Pickaway Township in 1807.

 Sources:

  1. Obama Family Tree, Chicago Sun Times; September 9, 2007.
  2. 1790 Census, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania ; digital images, (http://dgmweb.net/genealogy/FGS/S/SteelyUlrich-Anna_.shtml.
  3. US Census, “Mifflin County, Pennsylvania,” http://dgmweb.net/genealogy/FGS/S/SteelyUlrich-Anna_.shtml.
  4. “Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808.,” database, http://dgmweb.net/genealogy/FGS/S/StehleUlrich-Anna_.shtml.
  5. 1790 US Census; Steely, Gabriel;. Roll No. M637_9; Pg 154; Image 0318.
  6. Brief History of Pickaway Township, Pickaway County, Ohio.
  7. History of Pickaway County; www.heritagepursuit.com/Pickaway/PickawayChapXIII.htm.
  8. 1800 US Census; Steely, Gabriel; Roll No. M32_37; Pg 496; Image 19.
  9. Court Judgment in Suit of Gabriel Steely vs. Joshua Gay and John Gay; May 17, 1830 – May 27, 1831.
  10. John Stroup and Mary Steely, database; http://dgmweb.net/genealogy/FGS/Stro/StroupJohn-MarySteely.shtml.

For more facts and dates about the above mentioned individuals, check out our family’s extensive genealogy database.


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Transcription: Obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske

Transcription: Obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske

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Following is my transcription of the obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske as published in the Beaver Dam Argus.

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Anna Margaret Ganske - Beaver Dam obituary

Beaver Dam Argus, Thursday, June 7, 1900, p. 5.

GANSKE—-At the Ganske homestead three miles north of Beaver Dam, Wis., June 4, 1900, Mrs. Anna Margaret Ganske, the beloved wife of August Ganske, in the 57th year of her age.

Mrs. Ganske was in her usual good health until Sabbath morning, about 1 o’clock she was seized with distress in her stomach from which she never recovered, although she had the best of care and medical skill. She died on Monday, at 12:30 p. m.

Mrs. Ganske was the daughter of John and Anna Rosena Kraus and was born in Northampton, Mass., August 18, 1843, where her early life was spent. She came west with her parents and was united in marriage to Mr. August Ganske, who had been honorably discharged from the Army, at Oak Grove, October 18, 1863.

Six children were born to them all of whom are living to mourn the loss of their loving mother. These are William, John and Albert Ganske, and Mrs. Charles Waddell of Trenton, and and Miss Anna Rosena, and Charles living at. home.

The funeral of Mrs. Ganske is at 1:30 p. m. today and. her burial in the Old Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

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Transcription: Obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson)

Transcription: Obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson)

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Following is my transcription of the obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson), who died in Cairns, Australia. A memorial service was held in Bethel Lutheran Church in Brush Prairie, Washington on August 27, 1995.

Carolyn Alma Hodgson ObituaryCarolyn Alma Hodgson

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995, in Bethel Lutheran Church in Brush Prairie, Wash. Mrs. Hodgson died of a ruptured aorta Aug. 19 in Cairns, Australia, at age 52.

She was born March 14, 1943, in Becker County, Minn. Her maiden name was Johnson. She moved to the Northwest in 1957 and graduated from Central Washington State College. She married Donald L. Hodgson on June 18, 1966. They lived in Beaverton, and she taught at Oregon Episcopal School and worked for ‘Timberline Lodge.

They moved to Papua New Guinea in 1982.

Surviving are her husband; sons, Eric of Dallas, Texas, and Fernando of Gresham; daughters, Anaka of Bradleboro, Vt., and Leyla Bartruff of Troutdale; mother Esther Johnson of Battle Ground, Wash; sister, Alice Olsen of Battle Ground; brothers, Stanley Johnson of Arlington, Wash., and Arvid Johnson of Battle Ground; and four grandchildren.

Disposition by cremation.

Remembrances: Lae Hospital Save the Children Fund, in care of Bethel Lutheran Church, 12919 N.E. 159th, Brush Prairie, Wash. 98606.

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Transcription: Obituary for Margaret Ducharme (Peggy Ducharme).

Transcription: Obituary for Margaret Ducharme (Peggy Ducharme).

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Transcription: Obituary of Margaret Ducharme
Transcription: Obituary of Margaret Ducharme

Following is the obituary for Margaret Ducharme, who died 1998 in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Unfortunately, I have no indication of which newspaper published this obituary.

 

She has also been known as Peggy Ducharme, Margaret Bourgeois, Peggy Bourgeois, Margaret Y. Bourgeois, and finally, Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois.

Margaret Y. Ducharme

Margaret Y. “Peggy” Ducharme, 82, of Manchester, died July 21, 1998, in her daughter’s Jaffrey home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Canada on Aug. 4, 1915, she was the daughter of Emile and Marie (Turmel) Bourgeois. She lived most of her life in Manchester.

Mrs. Ducharme worked 15 years for Hillsborough County Home. In addition. she worked for Pandora.

She was a communicant of St. Raphael Church.

Family members include two daughters. Muriel Ducharme of La Prairie, Quebec, Canada, and Mrs. Michael (Sylvia) McElhinney of Jaffrey; a sister, Antoinette Marois of Manchester; a brother, Albert Bourgeois of Andover; nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: A calling hour is Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Lambert Funeral
Home. 1799 Elm St. corner of North Street, Manchester.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at ll am. in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice at HCS, Community Lane. Peterborough 03-158.

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Transcription: Obituary for Harold Everett Redetzke; 1935 – 2002

Transcription: Obituary for Harold Everett Redetzke; 1935 – 2002

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Harold Everett Redetzke+ + + + OBITUARY – HAROLD EVERETT REDETZKE + + + +

May 18, 1935 – October 12, 2002

Harold Everett Redetzke, age 67, died on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at his home in rural Sebeka, MN. Harold was born to Elmer and Margaret (Kimball) Redetzke on May 18, 1935 in Butler Township, MN. Harold was united in marriage to Norma Eckert on June 8, 1957 in Sebeka, MN. They lived in Foxhome, MN for several years and then moved beck to Sebeka where Harold tanned until retirement. Harold served on the Red Eye Township Board for a few years and was a member of Our Saviour‘s Lutheran Church. Harold underwent heart transplant surgery on September 27, 1987 at the University of Minnesota Hospital.

Redetzke, Harold Everett; MemorialHarold is survived by his wife Norma Redetzke of Sebeka, MN, to their union were born five children; two daughters, Diane Steinkraus and her husband Ronnie of Sebeka, MN, Debbie Redetzke of Lincoln, Nebraska; three sons, Myron Redetzke and his wife Pam of Sebeka, MN, Marvin Redetzke and his wife Lori of Sebeka, MN, Calvin Redetzke and his wife Joni of Sebeka, MN; seven grandchildren, Lacey Eckman and her husband Justin, Shawn Redetzke, Jeremy Redetzke. Levi Steinkraus, Evette Steinkraus, Reid Redetzke, and Logan Redetzke; five sisters, Delilah Hasbargen of Frazee, MN, LaVern Milbradt of Sebeka, MN, Donna Super and her husband George of Menahga, MN, Joyce Slininger and her husband Bill of St Cloud, MN, Darlene Hought and her husband Konnie of Foxhome, MN; two brothers, Marlyn Redetzke and his wife Joyce of Sebeka, MN, Donald Redetzke and his wife Roseann of Ely, MN; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Gordon, infant sister Mavis and nephew Corey Hought.

[Handwritten: ‘Herbert Redetzke (Bro.)’]

Memorial Services were held on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 1:30 P.M. at Our Saviour‘s Lutheran Church in Sebeka, MN with Reverend Mark Manning officiating. Organist was Hilda Mary Schoon and congregational hymns were “In the Garden,” “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling.” Honorary Pallbearers were Glen Kimball, Randy Redetzke, Daniel Besonen, Ryan Milbradt, Larry Huotari, Benny Olson and Gerald Olson. lnurnment will be at Green Hill Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Cardini — Behrens Funeral Homes of Sebeka and Menahga, MN.

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Transcription: “Who’s Who in Engineering” bio of William W. Shelby.

Transcription: “Who’s Who in Engineering” bio of William W. Shelby.

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Transcription: “Who’s Who in Engineering” bio of William W. Shelby.

 

Transcription: "Who's Who in Engineering" bio of William W. Shelby.
Transcription: “Who’s Who in Engineering” bio of William W. Shelby.

SHELBY, William W., Jr., Esmeralda, Coahuila, Mex. ; res. Henderson, Ky.

Mining Engr ; b. Henderson, Ky, Nov. 16, 1888 ; s. William W. and Mary (Turner) Shelby ; R.E.M. 1908, B.C.E. 1909, Univ. of Ky ; E.M. Columbia Univ., 1911 ; Kappa Alpha ; m. Lexington, Ky, May 25, 1914, Sallie Bennett ; children: William W., 3rd, Sue Bennet. Smuggler Union Mining Co., Telluride, Colo., on assaying, sampling, surveying and designing, 1911-13 ; engr, Nacozari, Sonora, Mex., with Moctezuma Copper Co., 1913-15 : stope engr, Cooper Queen, Bisbee, Ariz., 1915-17 ; chief engr, Am. Smelting & Refining Co., Augangueo, Michoacan, Mex., 1917-18 ; gen. mine forman, Charcas Unit, S.L.P., Mex. 1918-20 ; supt, Cia Minera “La Constancia,” Sierra Mojade, Coah., Mex. Mem. A.I.M.&M.E., Tau Beta Pi.

Who’s who in engineering
… 1922-1923. [1922.]

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Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 392

Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 392

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HARTFORD VITAL RECORDS

392

BARBOUR COLLECTION

(Name and description   |   Vol.   |   Page)

SQUIRES, SQUIER (cont.)

1849, by Rev. William W Patton  |   1   |   274

Eunice, of Hartford, m. Augustin P GRIFFIN, of New York, Dec 11, 1834, by Rev. M. H. Smith   |   1   |   115
James M., of Montgomery, Mass., m. Louisa A LEFFINGWELL, of Norwich, May 4, 1848, by Rev Peter C Oakley   |   1   |   249
John, m Mary CADWELL, Aug. 6, 1827, by Rev Joel Hawes   |   1   |   89
Laura E , of Hartford, m. Joseph LYMAN, of Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 15, 1851, by Rev. M. Hill   |   1   |   312
Maria, m. William ROBBINS, Jr., b. of Hartford, Oct 23, 1836, by Rev. Asher Moore   |   1   |   128
Mary Ann, m. Timothy TAFT, b. of Hartford, Oct. 14, 1832, by Rev. M. H. Smith   |   1   |   102
Nancy, m. Nathan IRVIN, b. of Hartford, June 26, 1822, by Rev. Richard Carrigue   |   1   |   29
Stephen F , of Springfield, m. Adeline MERRIMAN, of Hartford, Aug. [ ], 1846, by Rev Walter Clark   |   1   |   245

STAFFORD, Joseph, m. Catharine QUIN, Apr 28, 1850, by Rev. John Brady. Witnesses James Shannon & Hannah Quin    |   1   |   293

Nancy, m. Walter LEWIS, Feb. 14, 1822, by Rev Abel Flint   |   1   |   27

STAHL, Frederick, m Catharine CLAPP, b of Hartford, Apr 4, 1854, by J B Brown, J P   |   1   |   343

STANFORD, Otis S., m. Jane GATHANY, b. of Hartford, May 14, 1848, by Rev. H. B Soule   |   1   |   253

STANINS, Harriet Anna, m Samuel PARSONS, b. of Hartford, Jan 14, 1850, by Rev Henry J Fox   |   1   |   280

STANLEY, STANDLEY, STANDLY, STANDLA, Abigail, [d. Caleb], b Feb. 24, 1694   |   D  |   18

Abigail, [d Caleb], b. Feb 24, 1694   |   FFS   |   21
Abigail, [d Nathanial & Anna], b July 24, 1719   |   FFS   |   61
Abigail, m. James CHURCH, Dec. 10, 1722   |   D   |   27
Abigail, m. James CHURCH, Dec 10, 1722   |   FFS   |   32
Ann, twin with Mary, d. Capt. [Caleb], b. June 14, 1692   |   D   |   18
Ann, twin with Mary, d. [Capt. Caleb], b. June 14, 1692   |   FFS   |   21
Anna, [d. Nathaniel & Anna], b. June 22, 1715   |   FFS   |   61
Anna, d. Nath[anie]ll, d. Dec. 17, 1722   |   FFS   |   74
Augustus, [s. Nathaniel & Anna], b Mar 31, 1713   |   FFS   |   61
Caleb, s [Caleb], b Sept. 6, 1674   |   D   |   18
Caleb, [s. Caleb], b Sept 6, 1674   |   FFS   |   21
Caleb, m Hannah SPENCER, d Sam[ue]11, May 13, 1686   |   D   |   25
Caleb, m. Hannah SPENCER d. Sam[ue]11, May 13, 1686   |   FFS   |   29
Caleb, Jr., m Abigail BUNCE, Feb. 15, 1704/5   |   D   |   28
Caleb, Jr., m Abigail BUNCE, Feb. 15, 1704/5   |   FFS   |   32
Caleb, [s Caleb & Abigail], b. May 25, 1707   |   FFS   |   61
Eliza, of Hartford, m. Charles R KING, of Demarara, Oct 18, 1835, by Rev. George Burgess   |   1   |   118
Elizabeth, d. [Caleb], b Oct 24, 1669   |   D   |   18

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Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

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Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

[Tappen, 1878 – 1966]

ERVIN THORNTON

Ervin Thornton family biography.
Ervin Thornton family biography.

On September 12. 1948 Ervin Thornton and Wynola Dewald were united in marriage in the Lutheran Church at Dawson. They were the first couple to be married in this church after it was moved there from Gackle. They made their home in Steele in a  home that was known as the “old Hi Maw House” from north of Tappen. Wynola’s father Christ Dewald moved it from Tappen to Dawson where it was for several years, then he moved it to Steele into the block next to the Archie Thornton home. This was their home for two years.

Ervin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Thornton of Steele. was born in 1925 at Steele where he made his home and received his education. Ervin was the only boy in a family of four children. Rumor has it that at a very young age he was very handy with a sling shot. He could hit many targets but he was especially good at hitting a bent-over target. At the age of 16 he went to Portland, Oregon and worked on a housing project with his father. In 1944 he joined the Navy serving one ear in the states and one overseas in Japan. After his discharge he went into the trucking business for himself.

Wynola, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Dewald, was born in 1930 in Napoleon. At the age of three she moved with her parents to a country store south of Dawson. She attended her elementary grades at a country school while living there. During her freshman year in high school, which she attended in Streeter, her  family moved to Dawson. Wynola graduated from Dawson High School in 1947. The following year she taught school south of Tappen in a country school near the Art J. Werre farm. After being married she taught one year north of Dawson and three years west of Steele.

In 1950 they purchased the Hoffer truckline and moved to Tappen where they are still living at present. Ervin and Wynola are the parents of four children: Donivan 15. Nanette 13, Bradley 11, and Wendell 9.

They are members of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tappen where Wynola teaches Sunday School and is a member of the Ladies Aid. In the fifteen years they have lived in Tappen they have found the people to be true friends and they enioy living there very much.

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Journey through centuries: An ancestral doppelganger is discovered!

Journey through centuries: An ancestral doppelganger is discovered!

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My biggest fascination with my genealogy research is finding old photos of the people – especially any rare ancestral doppelganger to current family members.
An ancestral doppelganger is discovered!
Marshall Matthews Blythe (Mark’s father) c. 2004.
An ancestral doppelganger is discovered!
Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky, c. 1812 – An ancestral doppelganger!

These images bring some life to the profile created by the fact finding of my research and brings these characters closer and makes them more relatable and understandable.

A while ago, while I was researching the Shelby family which included the original Welsh Quaker immigrant Evan Isaac Shelby (8th great grandfather to my father-in-law), his son Brigadier General Evan Shelby (7th great granduncle) and Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky (1st cousin, 8 times removed, and born in 1750),

I was immediately struck by the resemblance between my father-in-law and Governor Isaac Shelby.

Considering this relationship spans seven generations, it is quite amazing!

In another instance, I was doing some research for a friend who was curious about what happened to one mysterious great great aunt who had a past around which there had been rumours. Upon researching, I discovered that she was actually the birth mother of a girl who was raised by another family member, believing this person was her own aunt.

At the time of the child’s birth, this woman worked as a domestic in the home of a wealthy entrepreneur in the late 1800’s and became pregnant, having the child out of wedlock.

Knowing how often the domestics were taken advantage of by the men of the house, I looked into it further, believing he might be the baby’s father. I was sort of surprised (but not too much) to find a picture of this gentleman’s grandson and great-grandson – and there was a definite resemblance! In this case it was not quite as striking, but was there nonetheless around the mouth and eyes.


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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.

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The following are the more recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.

 

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb.

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Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard; page 116

Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard; page 116

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Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard; page 116

 

Featured image: US New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700
New England Marriages Prior to 1700 – B’s.

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NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700

BULL, Henry & 2/wf Esther/Hester ALLEN (1648-1676); [14 Feb 1664/5?], 1665/6?; Sandwich/Providence
BULL, Henry (1610-1694) & 3/wf Ann (CLAYTON?) EASTON (-1708, ae 80), w Nicholas; 28 Mar 1677; Portsmouth, RI
BULL, Henry (—1691 +/-) & Anne [COLE] (1661-1704); b 1687; N. Kingston, Rl
BULL, Isaac & Sarah PARKER; 22 Jun 1653; Boston?/Worcester
BULL, Isaac (-1716) & 1/wf _?_; b 1682; Newport
BULL, Jirah (1638-1684 +/-) & ?EIizabeth _?__; b 1659, Newport/Kingston, RI
BULL, Jirah (1659-1709) & 1/wf Godsgift [ARNOLD] (1658-23 Apr 1691); b 1682; Newport
BULL, Jirah & 2/wf Sarah [BOWDlTCH]; aft 23 Apr 1691; Newport
BULL, John & Mary [BAXTER?] (1640-1728); b 1663, 1658?; Boston
BULL, John (-1721) & 1/wf Mary PITTS (-1696); 21 Nov 1672; Hingham
BULL, John (1653-1703?) & Sarah __?_, ?m/2 William BUSHNELL 1705; in Eng?, b 1679(80?); Saybrook
BULL, John & Mary WOODWARD; 21 Apr 1692; Boston
BULL, John (-1720) & 2/wf Margaret DAMON (1676-); 4 Mar 1696/7; Hingham
BULL, John (-1705) & Esther ROYCE, Hartford, CT; 23 Nov 1698; Farmington, CT/Deerfield
BULL, John (-1700) & Mary CLAY (1671-), m/2 Nicholas MASON 1701; b 1700; Guilford, CT/Saybrook, CT
BULL, Jonathan (-1702, ae 53) & Sarah WHITING, m/2 John HAMLIN; 19 Mar 1684/5; Hartford
BULL, Joseph & 1/wf Sarah MANNING (1646-), Carrbridge; 11 Apr 1671; Hartford
BULL, Joseph (-1712) & 2/wf Hannah/Anna [HUMPHREY] (1669-), m/2 Joseph COLLIER; ca 1691?, ca 1697?, bef 14 Apr 1697; Windsor, CT/Hartford/Deerfield
BULL, Joseph & Sarah SEARLE; 26 Nov 1699; Marblehead
BULL, Robert & Phebe JOSE?; ca 15 Dec 1649; Saybrook, CT
BULL, Robert & 2/wf Sarah (RUSCO) [COLE], w Henry; b 1679; ?WalIingford, CT
BULL, SamueI & Elizabeth GODDIN; 23 Jan 1700, 1699/1700; Cambridge
BULL, Samuel & Elizabeth [WALKER] (1674-); b 1701?; Woodbury
BULL, Thomas (1610-1684) & Susanna _?__ (1610-1680); in Eng, b 1635, b 1644; Hartford/Deerfield
BULL, Thomas (-1708) & 1/wf Esther COWLES (-1691, ae 42); 29 Apr 1669, ?20 Apr; Farmington, CT
BULL, Thomas (-1708) & 2/wf Mary (CHEEVER) LEWIS (1640-1728), w William; ?4 Dec 1692, 13 Jan 1691/2, 13 Jan 1691; Farmington, CT
BULL, William (-1688) & Blithe/Blythe _?__ (1618-1690); b 1644; Cambridge
BULL, William & 1/wf Abiah PERRY; 3 Jan 1673, [1673/4]; Watertown
BULL, William & 2/wf Elizabeth UNDERWOOD, w Joseph; 13 Sep 1693, 13 Nov; Watertown
BULLARD, Richard & Elizabeth INGRAHAM; 4 Aug 1647
BULLARD, Augustine & Hannah (RIDDEN) DYER, w Henry; 12 Oct 1693; Dover, NH
BULLARD, Benjamin (?1634-1689) & 1/wf Martha PIDGE; 5 Apr 1659; Dedham/Sherborn/Medfield
BULLARD, Benjamin (?1634—1689), Medfield (m/3? Sarah__?_) & 2/wf Elizabeth ELLIS/ELLICE,
m/2 John HILL 1698?; 1 May 1677 (15 Apr 1690 wid Eliz son Samuel) (7 Apr 1691 wid Sarah, son Samuel; Billerica/Sherbom
BULLARD, George (1608-1689) & 1/wf Margaret __?_ (-Feb 1640); ca 1630/39?; Watertown
BULLARD, George (1606-1689) & 2/wf Beatrice [HALL] (-1652); aft Feb 1640, b 1642?, b 20 Jun 1640; \Natertown/Dedham
BULLARD, George (1608-1689) & 3/wf Mary (?RlCHARDS) MAPLEHEAD (-1684+), wid; Apr 1655, 18 Apr, 20 Apr, 30? Apr; Watertown
BULLARD, George (1608-1689) & 4/wf Jane (LISHAM) ELLIS/ELSE, w Roger; 2 May 1672; Charlestown
BULLARD, Isaac (-1676) 8 Ann (BURNAP) WIGHT, w John, m/3 David JONES, Sr. 1685; 11 Apr 1655; Dedham
BULLARD, John (1601-1678) & 1/wf Magdalen _?_ (-1661); b 1639, b 1634; Dedham
BULLARD, John (1601-1678) & 2/wf Ellen [DICKERMAN], w Thomas; aft 29 Nov 1661; Medfield
BULLARD, John (-1668) & [Hannah JONES]; b 1664; Dedham
BULLARD, John (1669-) 6 1/wf Margaret _?_; ca 1692/1700?; Dedham

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John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

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John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).

 

John Bevan's Signature
Signature of John Bevan (ap Evan).

According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of the most ancient in Glamorgan, and possessed considerable wealth for that day. The Bevans descended in the direct male line from the ancient Princes or Lords of Glamorgan, whose lineage is traceable for many generations back to the old Cymric Kings of the Island of Britain.”

His parents having died while he was very young, John inherited their very large estate, his brothers and sisters being excluded from the inheritance. Being a man of conscience, he provided for his brothers and sisters from the inheritance.

Treverigg Meeting House
Meeting house built by John Bevan on his estate in Treverigg.
Barbara Bevan's Signature
Signature of Barbara Bevan.

In 1665, at the age of 19, John married Barbara Catherine Aubrey (1637-1710) and became a Minister of the Society of Friends in Wales soon after. He built the Friends’ Meeting House on his estate in Treverigg, Glamorgan.

Over the next fifteen years, they had six children:

  • Jane Bevan (born 1667) married John Wood of Darby in 1687.
  • Evan Bevan (1674-1720) married Eleanor Wood of Darby in 1693.
  • Katharine Bevan (born 1675)
  • Lady Ann Bevan (1676-1723)
  • Elizabeth Bevan (born 1678) married Joseph Richardson of Philadelphia in 1697.
  • Barbara Bevan

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.

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Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

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Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?

 

Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?

 

Hmm.

 

And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?

 

These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming if you try to remember them all.

 

Don’t.

 

keep a genealogy resource file

Start to develop and keep a genealogy resource file; or you could file papers in your family Genealogy folders or create a computer folder in your Genealogy master folder with specific dates and places to keep track of.

For example, you may need to know when your ancestors emigrated into the USA, in order to determine where to research their entry. Although you may think you know a great deal about Ellis Island and immigration, it was used for screening immigrants from these dates only – January 1, 1892 to 1924.

However, during those years over 400,000 immigrants were screened via the Barge Office (at the tip of Manhattan) in 1891 before the official immigration office was opened. Those dates, 1892-1924, would be useful to have in a handy form, wouldn’t they?

Before that time, Castle Garden (Castle Clinton) at the southern tip of Manhattan, NY City, was an immigrant receiving center from August 1,1855 to April 18, 1890 – more good dates to know.

Search “US immigration, timeline” for more information, including how to search both Ellis Island and Castle Garden records.

Did your ancestors come to North America from another country?

Ireland, for instance?

It would help to know dates of the major famine periods in Ireland, (search “famines, Ireland”) as well as where most emigrating Irish families landed in Canada or the United States.

Or, if they crossed the sea to England, where might they have landed there?

ArchivesIf you are searching censuses in England, many counties changed boundaries several times, particularly after the 1974 Boundary Changes, but some changed prior to that time.

One line of my family lived in the Black Midlands, and their town (Dudley) changed counties several times between Staffordshire and Worcestershire. I was sure that others must have recorded the county incorrectly, until I found an article detailing the various changes in boundaries!

Search online for “British counties, changes” and you will find several excellent sites with details.

You can imagine how important this information could be when searching through Censuses! I’ve learned to check on maps, and look in nearby counties, states, provinces, when researching an ancestor’s residences over time.

We are used to registering every life event with the government, but such was not the case in our ancestors’ days.

For example, passenger lists were not required to be recorded and filed until 1865 in Canada, 1820 in the USA, 1837 in much of England.

In Germany, some vital statistic registrations began in 1792, others not until 1876, varying by state, and they were not kept in a central repository. In general, birth, marriage, death registrations were not required until a state/county or province was formed and had a center for records.

This date of “vital statistics” is remarkably varied throughout the world, and you will need to have the details for each place, in order to search successfully and efficiently for your ancestors.

My personal Genealogy Resource File includes the following (based on my particular ancestors):

  1. Canadian Provinces/Territories, dates of Confederation and Civil Registration – and maps!
  2. Canadian ships passenger lists source (at Library & Archives)
  3. Border Crossings dates, and Passport requirements for both US and Canada
  4. Canadian land grants periods
  5. U.S. States (PA, CT, NY, MA, ME, WA, OR) and county borders, history of formation
  6. Immigration dates for Ellis Island, Crystal Garden
  7. US cities receiving immigration ships; dates
  8. Dates of US wars from 1600-1945
  9. UK Civil registrations, where held
  10. UK counties, border changes, where to find details
  11. Scotland, Ireland church registrations, census dates
  12. The German Palatine emigration paths
  13. Blank Census forms for Canada, USA, UK

…and much more! Pensions, social insurance records, railway historical maps – there is no end to the variety of resources available to help you.

I also have old and current maps of all sorts including of villages, land grants, towns, county borders, plus details of various historical events which might have impacted on my ancestors’ lives.

All of these resources in a genealogy resource file would make your research more efficient and accurate, plus these resources will allow you to provide correct citations of the sources you find.

Enjoy your research and build up your own personalized Genealogy Resource File!

Now that you understand some of the common issues of internet genealogy, you may want to look at other helpful resources.

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About the Author

Celia Lewis, MA, is a Genealogy Consultant who loves both mysteries and families, finding Genealogy research a perfect fit! Now retired, she enjoys having the time to pursue her passions, along with spending time with her five grandchildren.

photo credit: waterlilysage via photopin cc


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Genealogy transcription: 1857 Ship’s Roster for the ship “Ironsides.”

Genealogy transcription: 1857 Ship’s Roster for the ship “Ironsides.”

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The following is my transcription of the passenger list or ship’s roster for the ship “Ironsides” of 1857. Original data, images and more for this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.

1857 Ship's Roster for the ship "Ironsides"
1857 Ship’s Roster for the ship “Ironsides”

 

Ironsides Ship’s Roster 1857 – England to America
5 Martha Langsbury 34 Male Farmer Germany
6 Ellenora do 34 Female Housekeeper
7 Saml do 4 Male
8 Johan do 2
9 Gernoden Kuntz 28 glazier
10 Johann Vessy 18
11 Master V. Langsberg 28 C??K?????
12 Maria do 27 Female Milkmaid
13 Johan do 6 mos Male
14 Ths. Feeney 20 Lab Ireland
15 Mary Rumor 20 Female Spinster do
16 ??ny Connolly 17 Female Spiinster do
17 Mary Walsh 19 do
18 Ellen Prister 19 do
19 John Caffrey 30 Male Lab do
20 Patti do 17 do
21 Ann do 17 Female Spinster do
22 Patrick Haines 19 Male Lab do
23 Wm. Buckley 20 do
24 Ann W. Grove 19 Female Spinster do
25 Mary Ann Bancroft 25 do
26 J. H. Blanchard 22 Male Lab do
27 Johann Mans 34 Tailor Germany
28 Mona do 25 Female Wife do
29 Johan do 6 mos do
30 Ths. Brady 20 Male Lab Ireland
31 Alice do 18 F Spinster do
32 James Mornes 16 M Lab do
33 Peter FitzPatrick 21 Male Lab do
34 James Wear 22 do
35 Eliza do 18 Female Spinster do
36 Ths. Kerr 20 Male Lab do
37 Patti Reilly 45 do
38 Cath do 20 do
39 Sarah do 22 do
40 Mary Ann do 20 do
41 Cath do 20 do
42 Patti do 17 M Lab do
43 M?? ????ard 20 F Spinster do
44 Basil Cork 22 M do do
45 John S?????? 26 M Lab do
46 Martha Heath????? 38 F Housekeeper England
47 Mary “ 7 do
48 Ann “ 5 do
49 Joseph ?????? 22 M Lab do
50 Chas. Sott 22 M Lab do
51 Isaac Reddington 34 do
52 David Ba??dale 22 Clerk do
53 Saml Belford 25 ????? do
54 Chas. Do 18 do
55 Ths. Blythe 50 Lab do
56 Robert do 21 do
57 Chas. Do 18 do
58 Luke Tyzjard 25 do
59 M? do 22 F Housekeeper do

 

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Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones

Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones

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The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary for Robinson Coke Jones of Covington, Indiana. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.) 

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Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones
Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones.

DIED.

Robinson Coke Jones died at the family residence in Warren county, northwest of this place, Thursday morning, May 11, 1897, at 2 o’clock p. m., aged 74 years and 4 months.

Robinson Coke Jones, the subject of this sketch, was one of 11 children born to Richard Cannon Jones and Elizabeth Anderson Jones. Deceased was born in Dinwiddie county, Virginia, October 12, 1822. At the age of 11 years he with his parents came to Indiana. He learned the printers trade and for many years was a disciple of Faust, and for a while edited the People’s Friend in this city. At the breaking out of the Mexican war he laid down stick and rule, took up the musket and served through the war. April 19, 1851, he was united in wedlock with Emily Shelby, who survives him. To them was born six children, four sons and two daughters, four of whom passed over the river before him to welcome him home. A son and daughter survive him to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent parent, and support a widowed mother in her declining years.

February 29, 1896, he united with the U. B. church and has since been a consistent member.

He was a man of ability and pronounced views, always taking a prominent part in the affairs of the community in which he lived; honored and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed from among men, but on the family falls the pall of sorrow that only the mercy of a just God can soothe and time heal. Peace to his ashes.

Covington Republican, Covington, Indiana, Friday, May 14, 1897.

Featured image: Taber Andrew Bain from Richmond, VA, USA

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Please help me understand birth records of slave children in Virginia.

Please help me understand birth records of slave children in Virginia.

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I have a mystery concerning the birth records of slave children in Virginia and I’m hoping this post might lead to some answers to my questions.

 

slave children born to white plantation owners
The Old Plantation (Slaves Dancing on a South Carolina Plantation), ca. 1785-1795. watercolor on paper, attributed to John Rose, Beaufort County, South Carolina. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

While researching our connection(s) to the Cocke and Chastain families of Virginia, I discovered a mystery with regard to the parentage and  birth records of slave children that are recorded as “born to” followed by the name of the known owner.

Was the owner the biological father, or was this a matter of expediency and self-interest, ensuring the births of new slaves would be recorded as proof of ownership?

In the case of Estienne “Stephen” Chastain, M.D. (married to Marthe Du Puy), the birth records of slave children are recorded as follows in “Documents, chiefly unpublished; Huguenot Immigration to Virginia and to the settlement at Manakin-town, with an appendix of genealogies, presenting data of the Fontaine, Maury, Dupuy, Trabue, Marye, Chastain, Cock, and other families.”

It is important to note that Estienne Chastain’s death is recorded as just on or about 21 Aug 1739, while that of his widow Marthe was on 23 Apr 1740.

All births of black slaves prior to  1739 are attributed to Estienne, while those in 1739 and after are attributed to Marthe, making it impossible for these children to have been fathered by Estienne.

The 24th day of the month of July was born to Estienne Chastain a black named Tobye, 1727.

The 8th June, 1728, was born a black girl to Estienne Chastain named Janne.

The 19th March (?) was born a black girl to Estienne Chastain.

The 17th February, 1731 [1732], was born to Estienne Chastain a black girl named Suson.

The l0th July, 1739, was born a black to Marthe Chastain, named Samuel.

The 27th February, 1739, was born a black girl to Marte Chastain, named Pegg.

The 6th Xber, 1740, was born a black girl to Marie Chastain; her name is Nani.

The 31st Xber, 1740, was born a black girl to Marte Chastain, her name is Moll ; she died the nth January, 1740 [1741].

From the research I have conducted, I learned that slave owners in some parts of Virginia took more care to record the births of their slaves in their private and business records to ensure they were legally recorded as their property. However, I’ve so far been unable to find information about birth records of slave children in the community birth registers like the ones listed above  – not just the family’s business and slave ownership records. These facts lead me to believe that the plantation owner may not have been the father. Would there have been some other indication if he were the biological father of any of the slave children?

I am, however, still looking into it as there is no proof of this conclusion.

According to the Ancestry.ca Wiki page:

During the antebellum period, keeping vital records had not yet been mandated by many state governments. For that simple reason, official vital records do not exist for slaves, or for anyone else, in many of the states prior to the Civil War. Yet, as always, there are exceptions. For example, Kentucky enacted legislation in 1852 (repealed in 1862) requiring birth and death registrations in all counties. The birth records were to include children born to slave mothers, indicating date and place of birth, sex, and name of owner. A year later similar legislation was passed in Virginia. It has been noted that slave owners may have been more intent on registering slave births than the births of their own children, a motivation likely arising from the need to protect their property by an act of official registration.

Similar motivations may have spurred the baptism of slaves by their owners. Such baptism records are often just as detailed as those for whites. The majority of such records, at least those which are extant, appear to be from Anglican/Episcopalian churches. Unfortunately, many of these registers have probably been lost, especially those of Virginia.63 The situation is much better in South Carolina, where the records of a number of Low Country churches survive, many extending well back into the colonial era. These contain extensive slave baptismal records, some including the names of both slave parents as well as owners. The South Carolina Historical Society has microfilmed many of these records and made them available on microfiche.

It has already been noted that the personal papers of slave owners can contain records of slave births and deaths. Consider the possibility of slave births and deaths being noted in the slave owner’s Bible, together with those of his own family. To be sure, this was not a typical practice; however, when it did occur it likely reflected a small slaveholding of perhaps one or two slave families who had been in the possession of their owners for several decades.

To add more confusion to the situation, there is also a slave birth recorded to Estienne and Marthe’s daughter Marie after the death of Marthe. Marie had inherited the slaves as per her mother’s will.

If anyone has any information concerning the practice of registering birth records of slave children, especially when the biological father was the white slave owner, I would appreciate hearing. Without definite proof, would you come to the same conclusion as I have?

“Cotton gin harpers”. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons

 


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