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

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, 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

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, 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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Monday, August 7, 2017

Brick Wall Ancestor | #6 John M Faulkner


We all have them! Those stubborn ancestors that refuse to come out of hiding. No matter how much coaxing we do! Well, I think it's time to bring them out of the shadows - put their redacted story out there - another piece of the puzzle could be lurking just around the (cyber) corner, in someone's basement, or closet, or sitting in a box on a bookshelf ...... You never, ever know where that loose chink will manifest, the one that allows you to push out one brick, then the next. Food for thought. So without further ado....

Brick Wall Ancestor | # 6 John M Faulkner

Brick wall? I DO know who his parents are - it's his early life, pre-1850 that's got me banging my head. Here's the 411:

John M Faulkner, youngest son of Samuel and Elinor Faulkner of Wallkill, then Ulster Co, New York, born about 1782.  John M is found in the Wallkill, NY census in the years 1810 and 1820. He goes missing in 1830, reappearing in 1840 in Tioga Co, NY.  John M is listed in an 1839 family land sale document as residing in Tioga County, NY. (Thus confirming the 1840 census record) He is listed in that same document as having a wife named Catherine. Based on the census records, and my best guess, John M almost certainly had a wife prior to Catherine. He may have had as many as 15 children! Ten with wife #1 and 5 with Catherine. Now, we know that the census records prior to 1850 are sad and frustrating, listing only the heads of household and number of household occupants. Some of the presumed children could be other young relatives and not children of John's at all. On the 1850 census we finally learn the names of the children still living at home, and learn that Catherine was born about 1800, too young to be in the John M household (as a wife) in 1810. Other hints as to names of children come from those found buried alongside John.

I present here my hypothesis and nothing more. If any of this rings true with you, please contact me! I'd love to collaborate and get to the bottom of this mystery.

Based on the limited information I have been able to gather here is what I propose:

John married Wife 1 about 1803 and had the following children, all born in Wallkill, NY:

  • Female 1 Faulkner b. about 1804
  • Male 1 Faulkner born about 1806
  • Female 2 Faulkner born about 1808
  • Amanda Faulkner born 1811 died 1882 
  • Female 3 Faulkner born about 1813
  • Male 2 Faulkner born about 1815
  • Betsey Faulkner born 1816 died 1878
  • Male 3 Faulkner born about 1818
  • Female 4 Faulkner born about 1819
  • Ruth Faulkner born 1821 died 1899 married Ichabod Ford

I suspect Wife 1 died sometime between 1821 and 1824.

John married Catherine LNU about 1825 and had the following children, all born in Tioga Co, NY:

  • Samuel Faulkner born 1826 died 1859
  • Isabella Faulkner born 1830 married Jobe Vandemark
  • Adam Faulkner born 1832
  • Andrew Jackson Faulkner born 1836 died 1871 married Elizabeth LNU 
  • Nelson Faulkner born about 1839 died 1909 married Martha Shaw

John M Faulkner died November 18, 1861 in Tioga Co, NY and is buried in Hope Cemetery. John is buried near Amanda & Betsey Faulkner and Ruth Faulkner Ford.

Catherine Faulkner is last seen on the 1875 New York State census living with son Nelson and daughter-in-law Martha. In 1880 Nelson and Martha are in Pennsylvania, and Catherine is no longer in their household.

End of story? I hope not - but that's all I know to date. Here's to discovering more!


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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Book Of The Week: A History of Cleveland, Ohio, Volume 1



A History of Cleveland, Ohio, Volume 1
Samuel Peter Orth
S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1910 - Cleveland (Ohio)





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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Video Of The Week: Tracing your British and Irish ancestors with 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, August 2, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Janet Mackie and George Crichton

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

57 Janet Mackie (Margaret - 19, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born August 7th 1837



married March 18th 1869



George Crichton  born 1841



child of this union:

i. Helen Crichton b. 5/2/1870



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 ~ 


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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harrison "Harry" Faulkner {Gen 3}


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

Harrison "Harry" Faulkner (James, Samuel, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, sometime between 1825 and 1829, to parents Col James Faulkner and his wife Martha McBride.

Harrison married 'Miss' Jennie Whitford May 1st 1856 in Grass Lake, Jackson Co, Michigan.

Shortly after the marriage the couple relocated to Faribault, Minnesota.

The couple had three sons together:
  • Arthur Edward Faulkner b. 2/1859 d. 8/21/1923 m. Ellen Lumley no issue
  • Lloyd Anson Faulkner b. 9/30/1862 d. 12/18/1933 m. Anna O'Connell
  • Louis Nelson Faulkner b. abt 1864 d. 8/31/1920 never married

Turns out 'Miss' Whitford was actually the former Mrs Daniel Nichols and already had a 6 year old son, James, at the time of her marriage to Harrison. The boy lived with his mother and step father, relocating to Minnesota with the family.

On May 29th 1878 Mrs Jennie Faulkner was granted a divorce from her husband.

Harrison's exact age/birthdate remain uncertain. The available census records put his date of birth anywhere between 1825 and 1831. His obituary claims he was 80 years old when he died.

Harrison lived the remainder of his life in Minnesota, always near his ex-wife and sons. He was a carpenter by trade and made fine furniture. His obituary states that he also studied medicine, was a railroad fireman and worked in the lead mines in Galena, IL. Whether this is a case of 'tall tales' or the truth, remains to be seen. Other statements made in the obituary have been proved false.

At any rate, it seems Harrison lived a colorful life.

Harrison Faulkner died September 3rd 1905. He is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Rice Co, MN in an unmarked grave.


Obituary - Rice County Journal:  "The late Harrison Faulkner, whose funeral took place in Faribault Wednesday afternoon, came of a family with some distinguished members. His great grandfather, who was of Scotch lineage, immigrated to what was in his time the colony of New York, early in the eighteenth century. James Faulkner, father of Harrison Faulkner, settled in Michigan 1833, on a tract of land where he spent the remainder of his days, near Grass Lake. He had been a colonel in the war of 1812, and was at one time in command of Staten Island, N.Y. before moving to Michigan.

Col. Faulkner lived for a time in Tennessee(*), and was owner of a large plantation, and of a good many slaves, but when he removed to Michigan he took only a few slaves with him, whom he freed soon after. They would not leave their old "massa." 

Harrison Faulkner was born in Goshen, Orange co., N.Y., in 1825. He studied medicine for two years, but gave up that profession. Working on a railroad, he was the first fireman on the Michigan central railroad. Then he went to the lead mines at Galena, Ill., and remained there a number of years. In 1855 Mr. Faulkner married Miss. Jennie Whitford, and in 1856 he came to Minnesota, being one of the first settlers of Faribault, as his grandfather had been one of the early settlers in New York, and his father one of the early settlers of Michigan.

Mr. Faulkner for a time followed the trade of carpenter in this city. He was a man of honest, upright character in all his dealings. he was well educated, as were all his brothers and a pleasing gentleman to converse with, having seen much, and observed and thought much about what he had seen. He will be missed not only by his family, but by the early settlers of the city.

Mr. Faulkner leaves three sons; Arthur E. of St. Paul; Dr. Lloyd A. of Lonsdale, and Louis N. of New York City. Louis Faulkner is a distinguished stone carver, having been an instructor of the Armour Industrial school in Chicago, and employed in work on some of the finest mansions in the east.

Harrison Faulkner was the last of his family - all his brothers and sisters having preceded him to the grave, at advanced ages." 

NEWSPAPER CLIPPING: "13/sep/1905--the funeral of Harrison Faulkner was held from the cathedral at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Rev. A. R. Hill officiating. The pallbearers were Alex Smith, Cap. Cavanaugh, H. P. Sime, Judge Turner, M. B. Haskell, William Wachlin, and George Dandelet. The interment was made in Maple Lawn. Mr. Faulkner was an early settler in this city but of late years has resident in Lonsdale. No man was held in higher respect by his friends. Mr. Faulkner died at the advanced age of 80."

(*)NOTE: there has been no evidence found that Harrison's father James ever lived in Tennessee or owned slaves. The family migrated directly from New York to Michigan in 1834. Historically, the family never owned slaves.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Book Of The Week: History of Plymouth Plantation


History of Plymouth Plantation
William Bradford
Published for the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856 - Massachusetts - 476 pages





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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Video Of The Week: Genealogical Proof Standard: Soundly Reasoned, Coherently Written Concl...

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 26, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | James Mackie and Jane Dickson

1880 John Fraser Family Tree
56 James Mackie (Margaret - 19, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born July 28th 1835/6



married (1) December 31st 1861 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland



Jane Dickson born August 21st 1841



children of this union:

i. Margaret Fraser Mackie b. 1/10/1860

ii. Ann Mackie b. 10/1862 d. 4/1864

iii. George Duncan Mackie b. 5/23/1864

iv. Robert Dickson Mackie b. 1/28/1868

v. James Mackie b. 11/30/1869

vi. Allan Boak Mackie b. 1/19/1872 d. 1872

vii. Mary Taylor Mackie b. 7/4/1873

viii. John Mackie b. 5/19/1875

ix. Ann Mackie b. 1877 d. 1877


Jane Dickson died June 24th 1877



married (2) June 1878 at St George, Edinburgh, Scotland


Marion Crabbie (2) born January 4th 1838 no issue




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 25, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Frances Ann "Fanny" Faulkner {Gen 3}




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

Frances Ann "Fanny" Faulkner (James, Samuel, William) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York, sometime in 1816/17, to parents Col James Faulkner and his wife Martha McBride.

Fannie married Joseph C Watkins about 1843 in Jackson County, Michigan.

The couple had one son:

  • FNU Watkins b. about 1844/45

Frances Ann Faulkner had come to Grass Lake, Jackson Co, MI with her parents and siblings in 1834. I am uncertain when Joseph Watkins came to Michigan, however he did receive a patent for land in 1837. He may be the J C Watkins found in later censuses in neighboring Ingham County. If this is the same man, he remarried in December of 1845 and died in 1870. I have been unable to find any more information on the son, perhaps he died before the 1850 census, perhaps he was raised by other family members. 

from Find A Grave
Frances 'Fanny' Ann Faulkner Watkins died April 20th 1845 at the tender age of 29. She left behind a grieving family, including husband and young son. Fanny Ann is buried in Grass Lake East Cemetery with most of the rest of the Faulkner family.

The rest of the story remains a mystery. I'd really like to find out what happened to the young son.





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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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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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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.


GENEALOGY

GEN 1

****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)

issue:

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

GEN 2

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

issue:

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

Tom

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
                   
GEN 3

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

issue:

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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©1950-82 Elizabeth Twining Potwin Thomas - private collection

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Book Of The Week: History of Hancock County, Indiana



History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882 ...
John H. Binford
King & Binford, publishers., 1882 - Greenfield (Ind.) - 536 pages



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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Video Of The Week: Genealogical Proof Standard: Complete and Accurate Citation of Sources

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 12, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | May Fraser and Robert McKendrick

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

54 May Fraser  (Duncan - 18, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born March 18th 1835


married 1863


Robert McKendrick born January 28h 1835



children of this union:

i. Helen McKendrick b. 9/2/1863

ii. Isabella McKendrick b. 3/23/1865

iii. Margaret McKendrick b. 3/12/1867

iv. John McKendrick b. 9/15/1868

v. Duncan McKendrick b. 5/2/1870

vi. Charlotte McKendrick b. 9/25/1873




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, July 11, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Eliza Marie Faulkner {Gen 3}


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

Eliza Marie Faulkner (Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York, July 1st 1831 to parents Robert Faulkner and his wife Sally Ann.

Eliza married Jacob Hagerman (b. 1822 d. 1895) on November 20th 1851 in Koscuisko Co, IN.

At least seven children were born to Eliza and Jacob:

  • Sarah E Hagerman b. 8 Sep 1852 d. 13 May 1905 m. (1)FNU Prochman (2)Martin Hilands
  • Roswell D Hagerman b. 1 Jun 1854 d. 4 Dec 1915 m. Carrie Agnes Hamilton
  • William Hagerman b. 18 Aug 2859 d. UNK
  • Urusla A Hagerman b. 13 Aug 1861 d. 9 Jan 1929 m. George A Wood
  • Clement V Hagerman b. 5 Oct 1863 d. bef 1870
  • Julia Ann Hagerman b. 20 Oct 1869 d. 2 Mar 1936 m. Charles Sampson Barnett
  • Adam David Hagerman b. 4 Oct 1871 d. 2 Mar 1954 m. Alta Ann Chavers

From Ancestry Public Member Tree
 c. 1880

Eliza Marie and her husband Jacob lived in Indiana until at least 1863, as their first five children were all born in that state. Sometime between 1863 and 1869 the couple headed west, their fifth child, Julia Ann, was born in Missouri in 1869. In 1870 the family is found in Labette County, Kansas, where they remained for the rest of their lives.

Eliza Marie Faulkner Hagerman's death is unknown. Some researchers state 1919, she is last found on the 1885 Kansas State census. She is buried in Ellis Cemetery in Labette County, Kansas, there is no headstone.



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Monday, July 10, 2017

Notes From My Grandmother | Rowley Lineage and Genealogy, Part 7



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.


Rowley Family Story con't ....
More on assorted Rowleys ~ bio, obituary


Mrs R C Rowley died in Brooks, Iowa, December 10th 1890 at the age of 72 years, 8 months, 24 days. Mother Rowley had been an invalid for many years, but always bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude and uncomplainingly. The last few days of her life she seemed entirely free from pain, complaining only of being "so tired" and died as if falling asleep. Her last words were "come, Jesus, come". A loving wife and mother, and a faithful Christian, she has gone to her glorious reward.

Rhoda A was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, March 4th 1818; was married to Rev R C Rowley at Green Castle, Indiana September 29, 1840, moving to Illinois in 1848; and to Brooks, Iowa, in 1876, where she died. To these parents were born five children, two sons and three daughters; three only now survive to mourn the loss of mother and truest friend.

Mrs Rowley had been a great sufferer for many years. Often during this time had her life been despaired of by physicians and friends, but heroic courage combined with Christian submission to the will of the Master, served to pilot her through these years of suffering until the final summons came.

Children -

  • Flora Dell Rowley (Twining)
  • Anna Elizabeth Rowley (Wilcox) June 26, 1845 - ? (194-)
  • Marcellus Melville Rowley Feb 12th 1842 - Jan 1810 *  
*Married Drucilla Criss August 22nd 1862 (8 children) In August 1862 he enlisted in 83d Ill. Vol. Inf. as a member of Co. A. The following spring he was sent home on furlough on account of sickness and remained at home until the fore part of June, when he again reported to his company for duty. In Aug he was again taken sick and sent to the hospital and in the fall of 1863 was discharged from from the services on account of disability. He was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and always took an active part in both Sunday school and Church work.



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Mrs J L Twining dies 12/13/32.

Flora Dell Rowley was born in Peoria, Illinois, Nov 12, 1857, the daughter of a pioneer Presbyterian minster, Rev R C Rowley and his wife, Rhoda Ann. She spent all of her girlhood in Illinois, moving to Brooks, Iowa, when she was 18 years of age. She was married to Jesse L Twining on October 25, 1876, Mr and Mrs Twining making their home in Corning, Iowa, for fifty years. To this union were born four children; three daughters, Mrs I A Potwin of Des Moines, Iowa, with whom she has made her home for the past six years, Mrs E E Williams, deceased, and Mrs J E Hydeman of Piqua, Ohio, and one son, M C Twining of Des Moines. She is also survived by her husband, J L Twining, Des Moines, one sister, Mrs A E Wilcox, of Kansas City, nine grandchildren; also five great grandchildren; two nieces and three nephew.

Mrs Twining has often remarked that she had belonged to the Presbyterian church so long that she could not remember when she joined, going with her father as a very small child and sitting in a big chair in the pulpit beside him. Blessed with a wonderful mind she was always very active ans especially interested in young people. Mrs Twining was very active during middle life in church and club work, being blessed with a beautiful voice and musical talent, she took an active part in church music. A happy bright disposition endeared her to all who knew and loved her.

She passed away after three week's illness of pneumonia, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Potwin, in Des Moines, Tuesday, December 13, 1932, at 9:20 pm at the age of 75 years, 1 month, 1 day. Mrs Twining was the youngest child of a family of six. Her life was one long period of service. For years she looked after her invalid mother. Later she cared for Mr Twining's father and mother during the last years of their lives. She also cared for Father Rowley until his death in 1912. 



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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Book Of The Week: History of Tipton County, Indiana


History of Tipton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions
Marvin W. Pershing
B.F. Bowen, 1914 - Tipton County (Ind.) - 636 pages




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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Video Of The Week: Genealogical Proof Standard: Reasonably Exhaustive Search

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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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Book Of The Week: A History of the City of Brooklyn



A History of the City of Brooklyn: Including the Old Town and Village of Brooklyn, the Town of Bushwick, and the Village and City of Williamsburgh, Volume 2
Henry Reed Stiles
subscription, 1869 - Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)




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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Video Of The Week: Ways To Clean Up Your Family Tree

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, June 28, 2017

Frasers Of Fife: Generation Four | Janet Fraser and John Jarvis


53 Janet Fraser (Duncan - 18, Alexander - 5, Duncan - 1) born May 29th 1829


married 1854


John Jarvis born 1828



children of this union:

i. Helen Jarvis b. 10/1/1855 d. 10/1/1855

ii. John Jarvis b. 8/14/1856 in Canada

iii. Duncan Jarvis b. 13/1/1859 in United States

iv. George Jarvis b. 14/3/1861 in Scotland

v. Alexander Jarvis b. 19/6/1864 in Scotland

vi. Margaret Jarvis b. 9/3/1866 in Scotland



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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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Esther Ann Faulkner {Gen 3}


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

Esther Ann Faulkner (Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York, February 4th 1828 to parents Robert Faulkner and his wife Sally Ann.

Esther Ann married (1) Asa West (b. abt 1820 d. UNK) about 1843 in New York. She married (2) James Ryan (b. abt 1813 d. 1876) on June 19th 1852 in Kosciusko, IN.


One child was born to Esther Ann and Asa West:
  • Sarah West b. 1843 d. UNK m. Alonzo Sherburn


Children born to Esther Ann and James Ryan include:
  • Michael Ryan b. UNK d. 29 Oct 1871
  • James G Ryan b. 1854 d. UNK
  • Esther A Ryan b. 1856 d. 31 Oct 1874
  • Mary Ryan b. 1858 d. 2 May 1873
  • John W Ryan b. 5 Jun 1859 d. 7 Feb 1937 m. Mary J Ralston
  • Alma Emily "Emma" Ryan b. 12 Apr 1865 d. 4 Oct 1910 m. Wilson E Thrush 


Esther Ann Faulkner West Ryan had a perhaps difficult life. It is not know what happened to her first husband, Asa West, but less than 9 years later she was married to James Ryan. Life with husband #2 wasn't any easier. Esther Ann is found on the 1850 census as Esther Ann West living with her parents in Indiana. Her daughter Sarah is not in the household. On the 1860 census Esther Ann Ryan is found living with the McClanahan family, again none of her children are with her. In 1870 she is living with the Leedy family, and in 1880 she is living alone, listed as divorced. Her children appear together on only one census, 1870, living with their father James. Both Esther Ann and James remained in Kosciusko Co, Indiana.

Indianian Republican 2/6/1890
Indianian Republican 2/13/1890
Her obituary 2/6/1890 Indianian Republican, noted that her death was reported a suicide from poison. It was reported that she was partially demented and on more than one occasion had tried to commit suicide. On 2/13/1890 in the Indianian Republican, her son and daughter disputed the suicide because there was no evidence.

Esther Ann Faulkner West Ryan died February 6th 1890. Her burial location remains unknown.



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Monday, June 26, 2017

Notes From My Grandmother | Ashby Lineage and Genealogy, Part 3


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.


Grandma didn't write a story about the Ashbys. At least not one that I found in my collection. She incorporated some of her research in other family lines and just left typed bios and snippets in her "Ashby" envelope. I will share the contents over the next few weeks - and add the genealogy as I have come to know it.


Ashby Family misc, con't ........




Priscilla B Ashby was the second child and second daughter of the seven Ashby children born to Jesse Ashby and his wife Elizabeth Hays Wilson. Her biography reads as follows:



Mrs Priscilla B Twining Nonagenarian
This Good Lady Is Nearly 92 Years Old and Has Been a Resident of Iowa Since 1839

We this week present the likeness of Mrs Priscilla B Twining. She is well known to most Adams county people as was also her husband, who resided in this city previous to his death in 1897. Her maiden name was Priscilla B Ashby, and she was the daughter of Jesse Ashby, who died in 1879 at the advanced age of 92 years. It will thus be seen that Mrs Twining comes from a long lived stock. She was born in Preston County, Virginia, July 18, 1817, and is at present time almost 92 years of age. For some time after her birth her father owned a plantation in the "Cheat River country" of Virginia. At a later date, 1828, he removed with his family to Ohio, from which state he came in 1839 to Iowa, settling in Washington County where he resided 37 years. It was here that Mrs Twining became acquainted with her future husband, Rev E W Twining, a Methodist itinerant minister, to whom she married August 28, 1849. One son, Jesse L Twining, of this city was the issue of this union, and Grandma Twining makes her home with this son in Corning at the present time, tenderly cared for by her son and his family.

After their marriage, Mrs Twining and her husband made their home in Washington for a season and later in various places, as is the case in the ministerial life. Mr Twining had assignments at Des Moines, Iowa City and other important places beside being presiding elder of the Muscatine district. From the character of these assignments it will be seen he was regarded as one of the most prominent Methodist divines in the Hawkeye state.

As the wife of an itinerant minister, Mrs Twining has had quite an interesting experience with the frontier life of Iowa, especially in and around Washington and Des Moines. Mr Twining had the latter charge in 1856, preaching in the church where now stands the magnificent Iowa Loan and Trust building.

The family remained in Des Moines for five years and Mrs Twining remembers well when the capital was removed from Iowa City to that place. She also remembers the big war dance participated in by about 500 Indians on the "commons" where the court house and many of the largest business blocks of Des Moines now stand.

Necessarily the record of her life is very much identified with that of her husband, who was more than ordinarily successful in the ministerial field. When advanced age made it necessary for him to retire from active duties of the ministry, he and Mrs Twining came to this city, where they made their home in 1876. Rev Mr Twining was one of the most active gentleman interested in the founding of Cornell College, at Mount Vernon, Iowa, and it is said he personally secured the first teacher for the institution. He died on May 24, 1897, at the advanced age of 84 years, and since that time Grandma Twining has made her home with her son.

Mary Ashby, sister of Mrs Twining and the oldest child in the family taught the first school ever held in Washington, Iowa over 65 years ago, when only a few settlers had squatted on the prairies of Iowa. The school house was a log cabin; her pupils sat on benches hewn out of logs, in front of a fireplace, and wrote with goose quill pens, with ink made from indigo. Mrs Twining's has been an eventful life, and in her old age it is a pleasure for friends and loved ones to minister to her, and in some small measure recompense for the great service her life has been to her family and to the world.

We have remarked upon the coincidence of her birthday anniversary and that of Rev Father Rowley, father of Mrs J L Twining, being on the same day. Both old folks live in the same home and each succeeding year sees a celebration of the event. Ms Twinning is one year the senior of Father Rowley.

~March 31, 1909







Priscilla B Ashby Twining b. July 18, 1817 d. September 2, 1911
Corning, IA


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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Book Of The Week: A History of Adams County, Ohio



A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Including Character Sketches of the Prominent Persons Identified with the First Century of the Country's Growth ...
Nelson Wiley Evans, Emmons B. Stivers
E B. Stivers, 1900 - Adams County (Ohio) - 950 pages




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