Thursday, October 19, 2017

Video Of The Week: Sourcing Information Not on Ancestry.com


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 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 ~ 


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©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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