Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Five | Alexander Johnstone and Ruth Johnsen


68 Alexander Johnstone (Alexander Johnstone - 48, Isabella - 17, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born November 7th 1848


married



Ruth Johnsen birth not recorded


children of this union:

i. Alexander Johnstone b. 1869

ii. Granville Johnstone b. 1871 d. 1872


note: Generation Five 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 ~ 


©2017 Anne Faulkner - AncestorArchaeology.net
©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | John Boak {Gen 4}


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

John Boak (Achsah, Wm Bull, James, William) was born in Scotchtown, Orange Co, New York November 22nd 1799, to parents Achsah Faulkner and Jame Boak.

John married Maria Clark (b. 1800 d. 1855) about 1824 in Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least 4 children: all born Wallkill, Orange Co, New York

  • Mary Ann Boak b. 28 Jun 1825 d. 26 Jan 1869 m. Norman Randall Norton
  • Jame Clark Boak b. 7 Oct 1828 d. 13 Sep 1898 m. Emily Barton
  • William F Boak b. 27 Aug 1832 d. UNK
  • Hannah Eliza Boak b. 10 Sep 1836 d. 14 Jan 1837

John died October 31st 1836 in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York. He is buried in the Scotchtown Cemetery in Orange Co, New York. Maria remarried sometime before 1843, a widower named James Davis of Elmira, New York. The couple resided in Elmira where Maria had another child, a daughter Josephine P Davis. Maria Clark Boak Davis died November 4th 1855; her place of burial is unknown.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

UPDATE: Anna Merriman Busby: Who's Your Daddy? (52 Ancestors #8.1)

UPDATE: This was originally posted Thursday, February 26, 2015. Anna Merriman Busby: Who's Your Daddy? (52 Ancestors #8)  Good news!! I found her daddy! And I can answer a few more questions!

It began with a comment, left on the original post. I had not looked at this family in quite some time and got to thinking - maybe it was time to re-look. It's always a good idea to re-look, especially when something is a bit of a brick wall, you just never know what might turn up.

I decided to reexamine Micajah Merriman, the man most attributed to being Anna's father. In the past the scant information just did not line up. I noticed a War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index on Ancestry that I had not seen before. Light Bulb Moment! I knew that Fold3 had Pension Applications, and more importantly Widow's Applications digitized.  Something that wasn't available in 2015 when I first wrote the post. Two seconds later I had that bit of historical magnificence pulled up on my computer in the Cave. All 45 glorious page of it! If you subscribe to Fold3 (and you should!) take a gander at it for yourself here.

What I learned, Anna was born July 22nd 1807 to Micajah Merriman and Sophia Snyder. She was their first born child. Micajah and Sophia were married May 22nd 1806 in Maryland. The family removed to Ohio in the winter of 1815. Anna would have been 7 years old, so she came as a child.

I learned that Micajah's father was Nicholas who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and his mother was Deborah.

And I found his signature!

The old Family Tree just sprouted a new shoot!

Always an exciting moment when a hunch get substantiated!

Onward.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Book Of The Week: History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois



History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois: "centennial Record"

John Carroll Power
Edwin A. Wilson & Company, 1876 - 
History - 797 pages


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Video Of The Week: Search Ancestry.com Like A Detective

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, October 11, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Five | Issabell Johnstone and J Chand

67 Issabell Johnstone (Alexander Johnstone - 48, Isabella - 17, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born September 23rd 1846



married 1875



J Chand birth not recorded



children of this union:

i. Emily Chand b. 9/24/1870

ii. William Chand b. 6/22/1873

iii. Emma Chand b. 5/24/1875

iv. Alexander Chand b. 9/2/1880



note: Generation Five 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 ~ 


©2017 Anne Faulkner - AncestorArchaeology.net
©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Priscilla Faulkner {Gen 4}


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

Priscilla Faulkner (John, Wm Bull, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York about 1806, to parents John Faulkner and Catherine McCord.

Priscilla married Benjamin McGowan (b. abt 1804 d. 1890) about 1823 in Orange Co or Ulster Co, New York.

The couple had at least eight children: (most likely all born Crawford, Orange Co, New York)

  • Sarah Jane McGowan b. 21 Oct 1823 d. 13 Apr 1895 m. James Van Keuren
  • James T McGowan b. abt 1829 d. 21 Mar 1864
  • Samuel N McGowan b. abt 1831 d. 26 Jul 1856
  • Mary Eliza McGowan b. 6 Apr 1836 d. 1911 m. Johannes L Deyo
  • Albert H McGowan b. 30 Oct 1838 d. aft 1900
  • Anna Catherine McGowan b. 24 May 1841 d. aft 1924 m. Alzamora Woolsey
  • Angelina McGowan b. abt 1843 d. 13 Nov 1862
  • Arminda Emily McGowan b. 20 Nov 1845 d. 6 Jan 1926 m. Joel Whitten no issue

Priscilla and Benjamin first resided in Crawford, Orange Co, New York where it is presumed all their children were born. The family removed to Shawangunk, Ulster Co, New York before 1850 as they appear on the 1850 US census and the 1855 New York State census in that town. By 1860 the couple had split up, both continuing to reside in Shawangunk, living in separate residences. Benjamin lived alone while Priscilla remained with one or several of her children until her death.

Priscilla Faulkner McGowan died January 9th 1880 and is buried in the New Prospect Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery in Pine Bush, Ulster Co, New York. Her estranged husband Benjamin McGowan died ten year later, on November 22nd 1890, and is buried with Priscilla and six of their children in the same cemetery.


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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Book Of The Week: HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, MICHIGAN




HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, MICHIGAN
together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens.

history of Michigan : embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, and a general review of its civil, political and military history..

Chicago: Inter-State Pub. Co., 1881.





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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Video Of The Week: DNA for Beginners (Linda Magellan)

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, October 4, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Five | Robert Johnstone and Ellen Bridson

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

66 Robert Johnstone (Alexander Johnstone - 48, Isabella - 17, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born August 3rd 1844



married 1875



Ellen Bridson birth not recorded



children of this union:

i. Mary Johnstone b. 5/2/1876

ii. George W Johnstone b. 1/28/1878

iii. Lavinia Johnstone b. 1/30/1880




note: Generation Five 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 ~ 


©2017 Anne Faulkner - AncestorArchaeology.net
©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Robert M McBride {Gen 3}


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

Robert M McBride (Susannah, William, Jr, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, June 2nd 1822, to parents Susannah Faulkner and Archibald I McBride.

Robert married Frances "Fannie" Scofield (1823-1907)  in 1842 in Orange Co or Sullivan Co, New York.

The couple had three children: (all born Sullivan County, New York)

  • Wellington McBride b. abt 1843 d. 7 Dec 1922 m. Isabella M Post no issue
  • Mary Augusta McBride b. Jul 1847 d. 20 Sep 1929 m. George O Foster no issue
  • Emily C McBride b. Dec 1852 d. 9 Jul 1920 never married

Robert M McBride was a farmer in Sullivan Co, New York. He was included on a list of all persons subject to do military duty June 1863 but it is not known whether he actually was called to duty. He was 40 years old at the time. His son Wellington was also on that list.

Robert M McBride died August 6th 1900 and is buried in North Settlement Cemetery in Monticello, Sullivan Co, New York. His wife Frances Scofield McBride died January 17th 1907 and is buried along side her husband.


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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Book Of The Week: A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri




A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri:
With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief, Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions


William Smith Bryan
Bryan Brand & Company, 1876 - Missouri - 528 pages





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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Video Of The Week: Sourcing Your Vitals - Citations for Birth, Marriage and Death Records

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, September 27, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Five | Helen Brown and Andrew Robertson

65 Helen Brown (Elizabeth Galloway - 33, Helen - 9, William - 3, Duncan - 1) born April 3rd 1855



married July 15th 1879



Andrew Robertson born July 15th 1854




child of this union:

i. Eliza Brown Robertson b. 6/16/1880





note: Generation Five 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 ~ 


©2017 Anne Faulkner - AncestorArchaeology.net
©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Levi McBride {Gen 3}


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

Levi McBride (Susannah, William, Jr, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, about 1820, to parents Susannah Faulkner and Archibald I McBride.

Levi married Hannah S Millspaugh (born about 1823) on September 29th, 1848 in Goshen, Orange Co, New York.

The couple had 2 children:
  • Harrison McBride b. 4 Mar 1848 d. UNK m. Elizabeth LNU
  • Melancthon McBride b. 19 Dec 1850 d. UNK never married

Levi enlisted as a private in the 56th Regiment, Company 'C',  NY infantry September 9th 1861 for a period of three years or during the war. Levi became seriously ill and died at the Convalescent Hospital near Harrison's Landing, VA on October 11th 1862.

Hannah McBride received a widow's pension of $12.00 a month until her death on June 14th 1893. She never remarried.

Levi was originally buried at the Convalescent Camp in Virginia. His remains were later transferred to Alexandria National Cemetery. Private McBride rests in section A grave 544. His widow Hannah is buried at the Brick Church Cemetery in Orange Co, New York.


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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Book Of The Week: Colonial Families of the Southern States of America



Colonial Families of the Southern States of America: 
A History and Genealogy of Colonial Families who Settled in the Colonies Prior to the Revolution

Stella Pickett Hardy
Wright, 1911 - Southern States - 643 pages


(note: these books should be used a guides only, lineage is often revised as new discoveries are made)



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Friday, September 22, 2017

Mom and A Lesson For Us All

Mom walked out of the bedroom and asked "what is this?" She was holding a tiny blue Limoges plate with gold figures on it. It had been in her possession forever. Always held a place in her curio cabinet with her other special things. Lately it had been on the bookcase next to her bed. "Don't you know?" I asked her. She shook her head. "I think you got it in Paris", I said. "When you and dad went back in the 70's". She looked a little puzzled, so I said "well that's the story now, then". We laughed and she said "you should write this stuff down" at which I replied, "I have been". She answered "no, your things - so you won't forget".
Mom and Dad c1963

This is our regular mother/daughter dialog these days. Mom is suffering with vascular dementia and I am trying mightly to pull all the family stories I can out of her before they are gone. It's funny, the things we all take for granted. Our memory, for one. Of special things, times, places, people. Good advice from a woman who's loosing all of hers.

As the dementia progresses and we work to downsize her, once again, to a memory care facility I am beginning to see, often for the first time, the things she has held most precious all these years. The things she's taken as companions on her journey. It's hard. Heart wrenching. Surreal and oddly magnificent all at the same time.

Mom's journey, her final path anyway, began shortly after my dad passed in 2007. She began to sell off their possessions. And, boy where there possessions! My dad loved 'stuff' and never parted with any of it. First she cleared out the pole barn chock full of our childhood things - we three kids took a few items we wanted, but let me tell you, the shock and surprise I experienced, laying my eyes on that stuff for the first time in 40+ years. I had no idea most of it was still around!

Mom and Dad c1996
Then she sold the Michigan Home. And all the 'stuff' the home contained. The house they'd build just 4 short years before my dad's passing. The house they were going to retire in so my dad's dream of getting back to his first love, fine art painting, could be fulfilled. (Don't put off your dreams!)

Next step for her was to sell the townhouse they were living in 'temporarily', having sold the big family home several years earlier to fund the Michigan Home. Again, she sold all the 'stuff' contained within. (Oh man, was there 'stuff'! Stuff I had never laid my eyes on - magical stuff - my dad was a die-hard 'collector', and admirer of fascinating things) This is when I found the Family Tree tucked behind the furnace. And boxes of old photos from my dad's childhood that I had never seen before. I asked mom about some of it, putting off diving in until she was settled in her new place.

Her possessions grew smaller still. The items she was choosing to keep always the most special.

Mind you, she was doing all this on her own. On Her Own! Strong blood in this one. She definitely has the Twining Blood coursing through her veins. A healthy does of Potwin too, both fine Pioneer families.

She chose to move to a large Senior Retirement Community. Got herself a spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment (With a kitchen bigger that mine!) in the independent living section. A 6th floor apartment with really amazing views - on a clear day you could see the Chicago skyline - always a breathtaking sight. She brought her favored possessions and settled in.

She enjoyed her new life in her new community for almost 5 years. Going on day trips, lunching with new friends, socializing, even going on an Alaskan cruise.

Then the wheels came off.

It was obvious that something was amiss. Won't go into the details, but if you've gone through something similar, you know what I'm speaking of. That something - dementia - creeping in - making a nest - settling into her mind and eating away at her memories. Our memories. As I scrambled to get her to a safer environment, a downsizing began. The assisted living  apartments were much smaller. We needed to pare down her things. We packed together on the weekends, talking of the past and her future. I began asking as many questions as I could think of, quizzing her on family history and the the stories she could remember. Crying when I returned home that I didn't begin asking sooner.

I would return the next weekend to boxes unpacked, items missing or broken. And mom having no memory of it. Wondering why she hadn't moved yet .....

We successfully got her settled in on Thanksgiving weekend of 2016. Donating half of her possessions to local charities, taking home boxes and boxes (and boxes) of items to sort thru, the paper was staggering! Six file cabinets that contained an entire married adult life - and I still have four boxes to go ...
Four Generations

In her new apartment mom settled in, putting her beloved possessions away in their spots. This time it was like she was discovering some of them for the first time. She'd come out of the bedroom with an item in hand, excited look on her face, telling me the memory it invoked. Sometimes however she was puzzled by something. She knew it was supposed to mean something to her, that it did mean something to her at one point, baffled now as to what that was. Saying aloud "Oh, that used to mean something" and putting it carefully away.

And I did not write everything down. I thought I would remember.

Now, the time has come to downsize again. This time to a room the size of a mid-grade hotel room. No closets, just an armoire for clothing. Again we will pare her furnishings down by half. This time most of the family treasures will come home with me or go live with my brother. In memory care the doors don't lock. The residents wander. Things get broken or stolen. It can't be helped.

This time I am going through her most prized possessions. The ones she has chosen to take with her to the end. Very intimate. Very emotional. A fresh batch of her things I am seeing for the first time in my life, yet they've been in her life half again as long. Unless I show her an item and ask her what it means to her, she isn't even aware of it's existence. There are things I thought I would finally find that are not there. This time I can't ask, or rather I can't get an answer. She has forgotten.

It's up to me, as the family historian, to pull from my own memory the significance. Other items I mourn as I will never know who owned it, why she kept it all this time, what was the meaning? Don't ask, don't tell is not good policy in families, especially if you are destined to become the 'keeper of things'. A lesson we never learn until it's too late.

One item, a beautiful white gold wedding ring set, 1920's vintage, I had never laid my eyes upon before. I was hoping it was the wedding ring of my paternal grandmother, a woman I had never known. I have always wondered what happened to it. I combed through the photographs I have of both of my grandmothers, my maternal grandmother always wearing a simple band, no diamond, no wedding set. The one photo I found of my paternal grandmother that shows her hand is (of course) blurry, but the ring is obviously large, it could be the set I found. I asked my mom. Gotta have hope right!

Grandmother and 'the ring'

She thought it might be her mother's. But she wasn't sure. In fact she didn't even recognize it at first.

Now a story lost to the ages, a knowing that will never be known. Locked in the mind of a woman that can't remember anymore.

Should have written it down. A lesson for us all. We will not remember. Our children will not ask. Things held so dear that we take them with us on our entire life's journey, only to wind up a mystery to those that come after.

Should have written it down.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Video Of The Week: What Makes Vital Records So Vital - James Tanner

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, September 20, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Jessie Fraser and G F Ware

1880 John Fraser Family Tree
64 Jessie Fraser (John - 24, James - 6, Duncan - 1) born 1840


married


G F Ware birth not recorded



children of this union:


i. John Ware birth not recorded

ii. Elizabeth Ware birth not recorded

iii. Frederic Ware birth not recorded

iv. Agnes Ware birth not recorded





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 ~ 


©2017 Anne Faulkner - AncestorArchaeology.net
©1880 John Fraser - Scotland


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Gwyn Morrison {Gen 3}


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

Gwyn Morrison (Esther, William, Jr, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, in February 1809, to parents Esther Faulkner and her husband William Morrison.

Gwyn married Sarah Ann Roberts (b. 1821 d. 1901) in 1838 most likely in the Republic of Texas, but possibly he met and married her in Tennessee, where she was born, on his way to the Republic of Texas from New York . He appears in Montgomery Co, Texas in 1840 and in Grimes Co, Texas in 1850.

The couple had at least 11 children, all born in Grimes Co, Texas:

  •  Eliza Jane Morrison b. 26 Jun 1840 d. 3 Jul 1915 m. G W Keyser
  • Matilda A Morrison b. 9 Feb 1842 d. 10 Mar 1915 m. William L Thames
  • John L Morrison b. abt 1844 d. UNK
  • Mary E Morrison b. Feb 1847 d. 1923 m. James B Glaze
  • Susan C Morrison b. abt 1849 d. UNK m. John F Whiteside
  • Elizabeth Morrison b. abt 1851 d. UNK
  • Emma Morrison b. abt 1856 d. UNK
  • Amy Morrison b. abt 1858 d. UNK
  • Sallie Morrison B. abt 1860 d. UNK
  • William Gwyn Morrison b. 5 Oct 1861 d. 11 Jun 1924 m. Anna Kelly
  • Florence Morrison b. abt 1865 d. UNK

Adventure may have led Gwyn, as a young man, to seek out a new life in the Republic of Texas. The rest of his family remained in Orange Co, New York. It is unclear how or where he met his wife Sarah Ann, 12 years his junior, whether in Texas or on the journey.

Gwyn died June 25th 1880 in Grimes Co, Texas and is buried in Stoneham Cemetery. Sarah Ann Roberts Morrison died July 6th 1901 in Waller Co, Texas and is buried in Hempstead Cemetery with  several of her children and grandchildren.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Book Of The Week: History of Vermilion County, Illinois



History of Vermilion County, Illinois:
A Tale of Its Evolution, Settlement, and Progress for Nearly a Century, Volume 1

Lottie E. Jones
Pioneer Publishing Company, 1911 - Vermilion County (Ill.)




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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Video Of The Week: Tracing your Medieval and Early Modern Ancestors

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, September 13, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Ann Fraser and FNU Carnegie

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

63 Ann Fraser  (Alexander - 23, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born November 29th 1848


married 1870


FNU Carnegie birth not recorded



children of this union:

i. John Carnegie b. 1872

ii. Alexander Carnegie b. 1874 

iii. Annie Carnegie b. 1876

iv. William Carnegie b. 1878


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 ~ 


©2017 Anne Faulkner - AncestorArchaeology.net
©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Ann Morrison {Gen 3}


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

Mary Ann Morrison (Esther, William, Jr, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, November 25th 1807, to parents Esther Faulkner and her husband William Morrison.

Mary married Robert Lipsett about 1829 in Orange Co, New York.

The couple had at least 6 children:
  • Lewis Lipsett b. 29 Jan 1830 d. 4 Oct 1895 never married
  • Esther M Lipsett b. 29 Dec 1831 d. 8 Dec 1893 m. James Vessey 
  • William G Lipsett b. abt 1835 d. 13 Jan 1912 never married
  • Martha Elizabeth Lipsett b. 12 Apr 1836 d. 20 Nov 1896 m. William H Crist no issue
  • Sarah B Lipsett b. abt 1840 d. 1919 m. Daniel Smith
  • Mary R Lipsett b. Apr 1851 d. 19 May 1913 m. David A Morrison no issue

Mary lived her entire life in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York. Her husband Robert was born in Ireland and immigrated as a young man. He was 12 years her senior.

Mary Ann Morrison Lipsett died September 3rd 1892 at the age of 84. She is buried in Goodwill Cemetery in Montgomery, New York with her husband and many of her children. Her husband Robert preceded her, having died September 20th 1870 at the age of 75.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Book Of The Week: A History of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana


A History of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana:
A Complete and Concise Account from the Earliest Times to the Present, Embracing Reminiscences of the Pioneers and Biographical Sketches of the Men who Have Been Leaders in Commercial and Other Enterprises

Joseph Peter Elliott
Keller Print. Company, 1897 - Evansville (Ind.) - 499 pages





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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Video Of The Week: Unpicking the Past: Revealing Secrets in Old Military Photographs

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, September 6, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Janet Fraser and A Short

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

62 Janet Fraser (Alexander - 23, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born February 27th 1844


married 1863


A Short birth unrecorded




children of this union:

i. Agnes Short b. 1/12/1865 d. 12/22/1870

ii. Ann Short b. 1/6/1867


Janet Fraser died December 21st 1870



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 ~ 


©2017 Anne Faulkner - AncestorArchaeology.net
©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Nelson Faulkner {Gen 3}


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

Nelson Faulkner (John M, Samuel, William) was born in Tioga Co, New York, about 1839, to parents John M Faulkner and his second wife Catherine LNU.

Nelson married Martha Shaw in 1872 according to the 1900 federal census, most likely in Tioga Co, New York.

The couple had at least two children:
  • Myrtle V Faulkner b. 29 May 1877 d. 29 Sep 1923 m. Daniel W Knarr
  • Frederick Jackson Faulkner b. 13 Apr 1880 d. 11 Mar 1956 m. Claire Edith Hanna

Nelson Faulkner, as is the case with most Faulkners,  is a bit confusing. There are a great deal of conflicting documents available. What I recorded  here is what I have learned.

Nelson Faulkner was born in Tioga Co, New York and lived the first half of his life there. He removed to Clearfield Co, Pennsylvania in 1880 and later moved to Clinton Co, PA.  He was listed on the 1863 Civil War draft registration records for Tioga Co, New York, being recorded as a 'person of class I subject to do military duty in the 26th congressional district state of New York'. I have not found any record of him actually serving.

Nelson died July 13th 1909 of a laudanum overdose at his home in Clinton Co, Pennsylvania. He is buried in the Flemington Cemetery in Clinton Co, PA.  Martha Shaw Faulkner died November 6th 1915 of typhoid fever and is buried next to her husband Nelson.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Book Of The Week: The History of Detroit and Michigan



The History of Detroit and Michigan:
Or, The Metropolis Illustrated; a Chronological Cyclopaedia of the Past and Present, Including a Full Record of Territorial Days in Michigan, and the Annals of Wayne County

Silas Farmer
S. Farmer & Company, 1884 - Detroit (Mich.) - 1024 pages




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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Video Of The Week: Unlocking Roman Catholic Records with Findmypast

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Agnes Shields and

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

61 Agnes Shields (Agnes - 22, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born 1841


married 1860



George Dewar born 1834


children of this union:

i. Agnes Dewar b. 3/22/1861

ii. Elizabeth Dewar b. 1/5/1863

iii. Thomas Dewar b. 10/2/1865

iv. David Dewar b. 6/10/1869

v. Jemima Dewar b. 3/5/1871

vi. George Dewar b. 5/2/1872



Agnes Shields died February 6th 1873



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, August 29, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Isabella Faulkner {Gen 3}


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

Isabella Faulkner (John M, Samuel, William) was born in Tioga Co, New York, about 1830, to parents John M Faulkner and his second wife Catherine LNU.

Isabella married Jobe V Vandemark about 1852, most likely in Tioga Co, New York.

The couple had at least two children:
  • Mary Ellen Vandemark b. about 1853
  • Catherine Vandemark b. about 1857

Isabella was the second child and only daughter born to Catherine Faulkner, John M Faulkner's second wife. She joined a family that would eventually consist of ten half-siblings and four full-sibling brothers.

There is very little I have found regarding this family. The entire family is last listed on the 1875 New York State census. 

All of their deaths are unknown.


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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Book Of The Week: A History of Kentucky


A History of Kentucky:
 Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and Other Leading Men, of All Occupations and Pursuits

William B. Allen
Bradley & Gilbert, 1872 - Green County (Ky.) - 449 pages





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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Video Of The Week: Understanding parish records

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Janet Shields and Alexander Mitchell

1880 John Fraser Family Tree
60 Janet Shields  (Agnes - 22, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born 1837



married January 2nd 1860



Alexander Mitchell born January 9th 1840



children of this union:

i. John Mitchell b. 10/28/1860

ii. David Mitchell b. 1862 d. 1862

iii. Alexander Mitchell b. 2/14/1864

iv. Robert Mitchell b. 10/14/1865

v. David Mitchell b. 11/24/1867

vi. William Mitchell b. 1870 d. 1870

vii. James Mitchell b. 1871 d. 1873

viii. George Mitchell b. 1873 d. 1874

ix. James Shields Mitchell b. 4/4/1875

x. Agnes Fraser Mitchell b. 3/5/1877


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, August 22, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Ruth A Faulkner {Gen 3}


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

Ruth A Faulkner (John M, Samuel, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, April 30th 1821, to parents John M Faulkner and UNK Wife 1.

Ruth married Ichabod A Ford about 1843, most likely in Tioga Co, New York.

The couple had at least two children:
  • Jane E Ford b. abt 1844 d. UNK
  • Myrtle Ford b. abt 1857 d. April 1883 m. William Billings

Born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, Ruth was the youngest of ten children born to John M and his first wife. Her mother may well have died in childbirth, or from resulting complications. Her father soon remarried and the new family moved to Tioga Co, where John M and his second wife, Catherine, added to the large family with 5 more children. 

Ruth met and married farmer Ichabod Ford and the couple settled in to raise their own family. There may well have been more than just the two known daughters born to them. Based on the large span of time between the birth of Jane and the birth of Myrtle there could have been 5 or 6 more children born into the family.

Ruth A Faulkner Ford died October 11th 1899. Her husband Ichabod died November 30th 1903. Both are buried in Hope Cemetery in Newark Valley, Tioga Co, New York. Their daughter Myrtle is buried there as well.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Book Of The Week: History of Greene County, Ohio




History of Greene County:
Together with Historic Notes on the Northwest, and the State of Ohio 

R. S. Dills
Odell & Mayer, 1881 - Greene County (Ohio) - 1018 pages





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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Video Of The Week: Secrets to Successful Irish Family Research

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Alexander Fraser and Elizabeth Martin

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

59 Alexander Fraser (James - 20, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born May 10th 1848



married



Elizabeth Martin born December 9th 1847



children of this union:

i. James Martin Fraser b. 4/1877 d. 1878 twin

ii. George Fraser b. 4/1877 d. 1878 twin

iii. Elizabeth Calander Fraser b. 9/25/1878

iv. Margaret Calander Fraser b. 6/5/1881


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, August 15, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harrison Faulkner Horton {Gen 3}


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

Harrison Faulkner Horton (Margaret, Samuel, William) was born in Newbugh, Orange Co, New York, September 11th 1804, to parents Margaret "Peggy" Faulkner and Gabriel H Horton.

Harrison married Emily Coleman December 15th 1829 in New Milford, Orange Co, New York.

The couple had two daughters:
  • Annie M Horton b. 7 Nov 1830 d. 9 May 1852
  • Mary Helen Horton b. 3 Feb 1840 d. 30 Sep 1922 m. Giles C Burnham

What little I know of this family is gleaned from the book Horton Family Genealogy compiled by George Horton, published in 1876. I suspect the Horton part is mostly correct, the Faulkner paragraph however has proved somewhat incorrect. To be expected, I suppose, when it may well have been second- or third-hand information, passed down from memory.

Harrison was educated in the Presbyterian faith and Democratic political school. He was a traveling merchant who moved around several times, ending up in New York City, where he retired.

Harrison Faulkner Horton died August 13th 1883 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI.  His wife, Emily Coleman Horton died February 25th 1853 and is also buried in Michigan. (Their daughter Mary Helen had removed to Michigan upon her marriage)

From the Horton Genealogy book
  

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Of The Week: The History of Des Moines County, Iowa



The History of Des Moines County, Iowa:
 Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c, a Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers ... General and Local Statistics ... History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Des Moines County ...

Western historical Company, 1879 - Des Moines County (Iowa) - 701 pages





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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Video Of The Week: Social History for Genealogists | Webinar | Findmypast

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Andrew Mackie and Ann Lessels

1880 John Fraser Family Tree
58 Andrew Mackie (Margaret - 19, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born October 15th 1838



married 1865



Ann Lessels born October 15th 1843



children of this union:

i. George Mackie b. 1867

ii. David Mackie b. 1869

iii. Duncan Mackie b. 1872

iv. Isabel Mackie b. 1875

v. Maggie Fraser Mackie b. 1878


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, August 8, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Henrietta Faulkner {Gen 3}


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

Henrietta Faulkner (James, Samuel, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, May 1st 1831, to parents Col James Faulkner and his wife Martha McBride.

Henrietta married Charles Cassidy December 4th 1861 in Jackson Co, Michigan. 

The couple had two daughters together:
  • Virginia Cassidy b. 1865 d. 17 Sep 1872
  • Anna Cassidy b. 24 Dec 1866 d. 3 Jun 1941 never married

Henrietta and Charles Cassidy lived in Grass Lake, Jackson Co, MI their entire married lives. 

Henrietta Faulkner had come to Grass Lake, Jackson Co, MI with her parents and siblings in 1834. Charles Cassidy had come to  Sylvan, Washtenaw Co, MI in 1839 with his parents and siblings. The Faulkner family had come from Orange Co, New York, the Cassidy family from Madison, New Jersey. Both families being drawn westward by the promise of good farming and Government land. 

Henrietta Faulkner Cassidy died September 19th 1900. Charles Cassidy died sometime in 1915. They are buried in Grass Lake East Cemetery with their daughters.

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