Saturday, July 22, 2017

Book Of The Week: The History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

The History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
From the Discovery of the Delaware to the Present Time
William Watts Hart Davis
Democrat Book and Job Office Print, 1876 - Bucks County (Pa.) - 929 pages

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Video Of The Week: Genealogical Proof Standard: Resolution of Conflicting Evidence

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Alexander Mackie and Margaret Fouler

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

55 Alexander Mackie  (Margaret - 19, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born 1831

married January 15th 1855

Margaret Fouler born 1829

children of this union:

i. Margaret Mackie b. 10/9/1855 m. Alexander Carmichael

ii. Janet Fraser Mackie b. 1859 m. Arthur Morrison

iii. George Mackie b. 6/30/1864

iv. Alexander Mackie b. 1/15/1866

v. Mary Mackie b. 2/25/1868

vi. Duncan Mackie b. 6/14/1874

note: Generation Four was (mostly) still living when the Original Tree was created.

~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Jane Faulkner {Gen 3}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Mary Jane Faulkner (James, Samuel, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York , January 11th 1814, to parents Col James Faulkner and his wife Martha McBride.

Mary Jane married widower Josiah Robinson Sloat, Sr (b. 1805 d. 1862) on April 5th 1842 in Jackson, Michigan.

The couple had at least five children together:

  • Mary Emaline Sloat b. 5 May 1843 d. 5 Sep 1923 m. Abel N Howe
  • Fannie A Sloat b. June 1844 d. 1933 m. Milo T Carpenter
  • Martha Sloat b. 10 Feb 1847 d. 19 Jan 1935 m. Charles L Becker
  • Josiah R Sloat Jr b. 1849 d. 24 May 1918 m. Harriett C Smith
  • DeEtte "Sarah" Sloat b. 1852 d. 13 Nov 1885 never married
Mary Jane was also step mother to Charles A Sloat, Josiah's son by his first marriage.

Mary Jane Faulkner had come to Grass Lake, Jackson Co, MI with her parents and siblings in 1834. Josiah Sloat had come to Sharon Twp, Washtenaw Co, MI in 1831 with his parents and siblings. Both families were originally from Orange Co, New York. The proximity of the family farms was close, Grass Lake road today runs right into Sharon Twp. 

Mary Jane Faulkner was Presbyterian and may have met Josiah in church, or may have met him in town, her father owning the first hotel in the county.

From Find A Grave

Mary Jane Faulkner Sloat died April 21st 1902 at the advanced age of 88 years. She is buried in Sharon Township Cemetery in Washtenaw County, MI. Her husband Josiah Sloat died March 5th 1862, his burial is unknown.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Notes From My Grandmother | Bass Lineage and Genealogy

Somehow, much of my grandmother's hand written and (badly) typed notes and research wound up in my possession. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Chicago again. It sat, in the dark of my mother's closet, until my dad passed and my mom decided to begin her great purge. Knowing I had picked up the torch, the next generation to pursue the Greatest Hobby on Earth, the papers came to live with me. Unsure for many years on just what to do with them, I have decided to bring them out and share them with you - transcribed, of course - no one can read my grandmother's handwriting! But in her own words; mistakes, rambling sentences, and all. I think she will be pleased her work and her writing are once again out in the light.

Bass Family Lineage and Genealogy .....

Grandma didn't know much about the Basses, I still don't. I wrote several posts (here) (here) and (here) about what I know. She was able to put together a spotty genealogy and a few facts, which I now present.

Robert Bass - - born in Boone County, KY, May 9, 1827. His father William L Bass, born in KY and married Margaret Roberts, who was born in KY in 1803. They moved to Bartholomew County, IN. In 1843 came to IA to Van Buren County and to Mahaska County in 1845. W L Bass died in 1885 - - his wife in 1883 - - both more than 80 years old.

Robert Bass was the oldest of the family of six sons and three daughters. He came to IA when he was 17 years. He was married to Mary Ann Roberts. He married Martha J Algood on July 4, 1865 after his first wife died. Martha was born in Montgomery County, IN and was a daughter of John L Algood, one of the earliest settlers of the state of IA, arriving about 1847. Children by the first marriage; Rosa (Mrs W E Stringer), John A Bass - - farmer of Pratt County, KS. By second marriage; Mary B (Mrs W E Moore), Charles, Frank, Nellie (died at 10 mos), R W - - druggist, Monong County, Agnes (Mrs Frank Bacon), Paul T.

Robert Bass was a justice of the peace for several years. Twp trustee, member of school board.



****Nathan Bass b. Nov 4, 1775 VA d. Sept 7, 1849 (74 years)
            married Ruhama Price, December 25, 1796, KY
                            b. Sept 30, 1777 NJ d. Oct 21, 1853 IN (76 years)


Elizabeth R b. Oct 17, 1797 KY d. Feb 16, 1862 KY - 65 years
    m. Mar 20, 1817 KY

Sally W b. Aug 8, 1799 KY d. Feb 27, 1819 KY - 20 years
     m. Dec 19, 1817 KY

***William L b. Jan 8, 1802 KY d. Mar 18, 1885 IA - 83 years
     m. July 3, 1824 KY

Josiah L b. Nov 10, 1803 KY d. Mar 28, 1884 IN - 42 years
     m. Mar 13, 1829 KY

Susan W b. Nov 16, 1805 KY d. May 22, 1843 IN - 38 years
     m. May 31, 1827 IN

Charity C b. Dec 2, 1807 KY d. Jan 5, 1836 IN - 29 years
     m. Oct 14, 1828 IN

David G b. Nov 20, 1809 KY d. Jan 25, 1877 MI - 68 years
     m. Sept 29, 1831  IN

Jonathan I b. Feb 29, 1812 KY d. Apr 14, 1874 IN - 62 years
     m. Nov 23, 1837 IN

N Woodford b. June 18, 1814 KY d. Oct 18, 1888 KS - 74 years
     m. Aug 21, 1842 IL

P Jackson b. Feb 1, 1817 KY d. Nov 20, 1891 KY - 74 years
     m. Mar 12, 1843 KY

Thomas W b. July 29, 1819 KY d. Feb 18, 1895 IN - 70 years
     m. Feb 16, 1845 IN


***William Leonard Bass 
     married Margaret Roberts b. KY


Elizabeth - m. - - Doze; issue Martha D m. - - Harbor

**Eliza Ann b. July 22, 1836 d. Dec 14, 1917 -
     m. Apr 30, 1857 Elijah Busby

Marion - m. Susan James; issue: Sarah, Mary, Willis


Ruhama - m. - - Lower; issue: Alice, Rose, Wood, Homer, Jessie

Andrew Jackson - m. Adelaid Chew; issue: Albert, May, Eliza, Wilbur, Jim

Robert - b. May 9, 1827 d. May 25, 1909 - 82 years
     m. Mary Ann Roberts (first wife) issue: Rosie, John
     m. Martha Jane Algood (second wife) issue: Mary, Charley, Frank, Agnes, Paul, Nellie
                                                              *Frank - issue: Nettie and Frank b. 1807 d. 1930
                                                              *Agnes b. 1875 d. 19 - ?

Woodford  b. Apr 19, 1844 d. Jan 12, 1901
     m. ? ; issue: Belle - - - -, Emiline Atwood

** Eliza Ann b. July 22, 1836 d. Dec 14, 1917
        m. Apr 30, 1857 Elijah Busby b. Nov 17, 1831 d. Dec 14, 1917


Wm. Leonard b. Mar 27, 1859 d. July 9, 1917
     married Margaret - - - b. ? d. Nov 2, 1883 - 80 years

*Laura Alice b. Aug 26, 1861 d. Feb 1952 - 91 years
      m - Zadoc Willis Thomas; issue: Dana E, Lauren, Irene, #Robert Willis

Emma b. Dec 5, 1866 d. 1951? m. - - Brown

John Robert b. Nov 25, 1869 d. ?

Homer Ernest b. July 20, 1872 d. ? - m. Loda - -; issue: Margaret, Homer

Lena Estelle b. Jan 26, 1877 d. July  1937 - 51 years m. - - - VanEss


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