Monday, October 24, 2016

Notes From My Grandmother | Potwin Lineage and Genealogy, Beulah's Letters

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.

Yakima, Wash. 
Nov. 22, 1965

to: Mrs E. P. Thomas
Chicago Ill
2007 N Sedgewick

Nov. 20

Dear Mrs. Thomas,

Sorry to be so long in writing but time does fly - I wrote to Connecticut to a sister-in-law (Mrs. Stephen Potwin - my husband's brother (died a few years ago) And received a wonderful list - all the names of your father's family etc. - She got them out of "Stiles Ancient History" of Connecticut - which she has - and I have a lot of data to send you but may not get to it til after Thanksgiving - So you will be hearing from me later.

I enclose what she sent me but will give you a lot more later - 


Mrs. Beulah E Potwin
113 N 27th Ave
Yakima Wash

(from Mrs. Stephen Potwin)


Benjamin (Dr.) (Thomas, Rev. Thomas, John, Dr. John) married
   Cornelia Curtis 25 June 1816 who was b. 28 Jan. 1798 res. Ell. NY

  1. _______ dau. b. 6 d. 16 May 1817
  2. Cornelia M. b. 4 Aug 1818 - m. Birdsall Wygant 13 Dec. 1838
  3. Benjamin Curtis b. 25 July 1820
  4. Martha Caroline b. 8 Jan. 1823 m. B. Franklin Fuller 20 June 1854
  5. _______ son b. 4 April 1825 d. same day
  6. Sarah Ann b. 17 April 1826 d. 23 Mar. 1858 m. Wm Worth
  7. Mary Ann b. 10 May 1829 m. Simon Lawrence 6 Aug. 1855
  8. William Stiles b. 9 June 1831
  9. Junius Franklin b. 24 June 1833 d. Sept 22 1862
  10. Elizabeth Hall b. 6 Aug 1835 m. B. Franklin Hammond May 21 1855
  11. Augustus Monroe b. 28 Aug. 1837
  12. _______ son b. and d. 1 Nov. 1840
Augustus Monroe (Dr. Benj., Thos., Rev. Thos., John, Dr. John)
   married 1 Jan 1866 Ella A Birt

  1. Gertrude b. 10 Feb 1869
  2. Archie b. 25 Mar 1871

to be continued .......

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©1965 Beulah E Potwin - Private Collection

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