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Transcription: Biography of Alfred Young

Transcription: Biography of Alfred Young

Biography of Alfred Young of Cabri, Saskatchewan taken from the book, “Cabri, Through the Years.”

Julie and Alfred Young photoMr. Alfred Young was born in Halifax, N.S. in 1861. He married lian Riely in Halifax. They had five boys and three girls, all born in Halifax.

Their oldest son Frederick John, came and settled out of Cabri in 1910. He then wrote and had his father come in 1911, accompanied by the second son E. Alfred Young.

Mrs. Young, Thomas, James, George, Gertrude, Mary and Dorie came out in 1913, to King’s County District.

They farmed with all the hardships and lack of machinery, so Mr. Young opened up the first paint and wallpaper store on Main Street of Cabri in 191?. He later sold it to Al Cheeseman for a bakery. Mrs. Young lived behind and above the store so George and Mary could attend school.

Fred travelled for the John Deere Company and settled in Regina and raised two boys and one girl. E. Alfred worked for Niel Brothers. He moved to Seattle. They had one girl. Thomas went to Winnipeg, where he lived the rest of his life. He had one girl and one boy. He worked for the C.P.R. James lived on the homestead, south west of Cabri. He served in the Army and later moved to Saskatoon, where he passed away. Jim and Ella had six girls and one boy. George Young, after homesteading around Cabri, went to Regina and later to Ft. William, Ont. Mary attended school in Regina, took ill and passed away at St. Josephs, Manitoba at the age of 23. Dorie (Young) Pomeroy went to school in Regina then moved to Ft. St. John, B.C. She married Dan Pomeroy and they had four boys and two girls. Dorie is widowed now and lives in Ft. St. John, B.C.

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Transcriptions: John P. Keefer; Biographical Annals of Franklin County

Transcriptions: John P. Keefer; Biographical Annals of Franklin County

The following is a transcription of the biographical data and ancestry of John P. Keefer from the Biographical Annals of Franklin County.

BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY.

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Biography of John P. Keefer
Biography of John P. Keefer

JOHN P. KEEFER. Few men of Franklin county have been more actively identified with the mercantile interests of Chambersburg than Mr. John P. Keefer, a leading dry goods merchant of this city, born in Guilford township, Sept. 7, 1833, a son of John (II) and Hannah (Price) Keefer, deceased, and grandson of Jacob Keefer (I).

  1.   JACOB KEEFER (who was among the very early settlers of Franklin county, was of German ancestry, and had the following family:1.   JACOB.
  1. CHRISTIAN.
  2. DANIEL.
  3. JOHN (II).
  4. CATHERINE married John Snively.
  5. NANCY married John Stauffer.

The old Keefer family was brought up in the faith of the German Baptist Brethren Church.

2.    JOHN KEEFER, father of John P. Keefer, was born ih Guilford township, in 1800, and spent his life farming in his native township. In 1827, he married Hannah Price, who was born, reared and educated at Waynesboro, and they became the parents of four children:

  1. ELIZABETH, deceased, married Franklin Reed.
  2. HENRY married Elizabeth Strickler, and both are deceased.
  3. JOHN P. (III).
  4. DANIEL, deceased.

3.    JOHN P. KEEFER was reared on his father’s homestead and attended the public schools until he was fifteen years of age, when he came to Chambersburg and entered the academy of this city, remaining one year. He then became clerk in a general merchandise store, owned by H. H. Hutz, and so continued until he was twenty-

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one years of age. He was then made a partner, and the firm continued until after the war, when Mr. Keefer embarked in business for himself, since which time he has steadily grown in public favor, until he ranks among the leading merchants of Chambersburg. He enjoys the distinction of having been in business for forty-eight years, the longest term of any merchant here.

Mr. Keefer married Miss Rebecca Seibert of Chambersburg, daughter of Samuel and Agnes (Grove) Seibert, old settlers of Franklin county. Mr. and Mrs. Keefer became the parents of the following children:

  1. GEORGE G., of York, Pa., married Bertha Mumper, of York county, and they have three children: John, Samuel and Paul.
  2. ALICE married Dr. H. B. Creitzman, of Welsh Run, Pa., and they have one daughter: Mildred.
  3. CHARLES W. is assistant manager of his father’s dry goods business at Chambers-“bur g.
  4. MAURICE W., of Steelton, Pa., married Rose Stewart, and has one son: Stewart.
  5. ANNIE is at home.
  6. FLORENCE is at home.

In politics, Mr. Keefer is a sound Republican, and always supports the platform and candidates of his party, but has been too much occupied with his business affairs, to seek public office, although he is so popular in the city, that there is no doubt but that he could obtain almost any office within the gift of his fellow townsmen. In religious affiliations he is an earnest member of the Lutheran Church of Chambersburg, of which he has been deacon and trustee for many years. His fraternal associations have been of the most pleasant, he being an honored member of the I.O.O.F., and one of the most active supporters of that lodge.

Beginning many years ago, when commercial conditions were so essentially different from those of today, Mr. Keefer built up a business of which any man might well be proud; established a credit for his house that could not be shaken, and has gradually changed his policy to meet changed circumstances. Upon his books can be found names which were written there at the start, for once he gains a customer, it is seldom he loses him. Although he is somewhat advanced in years, Mr. Keefer is as energetic as ever, and superintends every detail of his large business, and ensures the same honorable treatment of all, which has been one of the leading characteristics of the house since its inception.

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Transcription: Baptism Register of St. Michael’s Parish, Bassingshawe, London; 1565-1568

Transcription: Baptism Register of St. Michael’s Parish, Bassingshawe, London; 1565-1568

The following is my transcription of the baptism register of St. Michael’s Church parish in Bassingshawe, London England for the dates between 1565 and 1568.

 

Anno

1565

Bassingshawe St. Michaels pishe
Month Dayes Christenings
March 2 was baptized Anne Cotton the Daughter of John Cotton
1565 8 was baptized ???????? Binghame the Daughter of Willm Binghame
30 was baptized Richard Sharbrough the Sonne of Robert Sharbrough
1566
Aprill 7 was baptized Francis Fuller the Sonne of John Fuller mercer
1566 7 was baptized John Myllet the Sonne of John Myllet hos???
10 was baptized Emanuell Nicolles the Sonne of James Nicolls
10 was baptized Allysse Merret the Daughter of John Merrett
25 was baptized Sara Morgan the daughter of St. John Morgan Parson
27 was baptized Marck Horne the Sonne of Robert Horne Grower
28 was baptized Sara Humfrey the daughter of Anthonye Humfrey
Maye 26 was baptized Jone Lodge the Daughter of Thomas Lodge
1566
June 2 was baptized William Baron the Sonne of Richard Baron
1566 2 was baptized James Erithe the Sonne of Robert Erith
2 was baptized Mathewe Pryme the Sonne of William Pryme
23 was baptized Katheryn Bromefeild the daughter of Lanncelott Bromefeild  coryer
30 was baptized Gregorye Caltroppe the Sonne of John Caltroppe tyler
Julye 25 was baptized Katheryn Johnson the daughter of ?orneline Johnson
1566
August 4 was baptized Marye Harbye the daughter of John Harbye
1566 25 was baptized William Hoodson the Sonne of Thomas Hoodson
September 8 was baptized Henrye Smytth the Sonne of John Smyth
1566 8 was baptized Robert Brooke the sonne of Symon Brooke
October 6 was baptized Thomas Nicholle the Sonne of Richard Nicholle
1566 8 was baptized Margarett Lambart Daughter of John Lambart
November 1 was baptized Charles Morton the sonne of Thomas Morton
1566 17 was baptized Anne Holyman the daughter of Richard Holyman
24 was baptized John Sturdyvant the Sonne of John Sturdyvant
December 5 was baptized Andrewe Caltroppe the Sonne of Anthonye Caltroppe
1566 8 was baptized William Smyth the Sonne of Franncis Smyth
26 was baptized MargaretDerham the daughter of Baldwin Derham
Januarye 5 was baptized Alice Ferhar the daughter of Robert Ferhar
1566 19 was baptized Margaret Lowrike the daughter of Thomas Lowrike
Februarye 2 was baptized Martha Carington the daughter of Jarrard Carington
1566
Marche 2 was baptized Thomas Warnar the Sonne of John Warnar
1566 2 was baptized John Addames the Sonne of John Addames
2 was baptized Elizabeth Mayeton the daughter of John Mayeton
23 was baptized Thomas Wyatt the Sonne of Richard Wyatt
24 was baptized Andrewe Sharpe the Sonne of Robert Sharpe mercer
Anno

1567

Bassingshawe St. Michaels pishe
Monethes Dayes Christenings
Aprill 13 was baptized Anne Willemson the daughter of Robert Willemson pewterer
1567 27 was baptized William Wollett the sonne of John Wollett Draper
Maye 4 was baptized John Merest the sonne of John Merest habdasher
1567
June 20 was baptized Marye Humfrey the daughter of Anthonye Humfrey
1567
Julye 16 was baptized John Corke the sonne of Richard Corke Charmdeler
1567 20 was baptized Elizabeth Horne the daughter of Robert Horne
October 5 was baptized Maryte Tanner the daughter of John Tanner mason
1567 19 was baptized Leonard Lemyngton the sonne of John Lemington
19 was baptized Barbara Follow the daughter of John Follow mercer
23 was baptized Franncis Sturdevant the sonne of John Sturdevant
26 was baptized Elizabeth Lane the daughter of George Lane woollcomber
December 30 was baptized Margerye Holyman the daughter of Richard Holyman mercer
1567
Januarye 1 was baptized Clement Lambard the sonne of John Lambard groc.
1567 6 was baptized Alice Caltrope the daughter of Anthonye Caltrope mercer
6 was baptized Edward Brock the sonne of Simon Brock goldsmythe
11 was baptized Richard Hodson the sonne of ??ma? Hodson Shomaker
18 was baptized Margarett Davies the daughter of Roger Davies weaver
Februarye 8 was baptized Roberta Brotton the daughter of Richard Brotton cobler
1567
Marche 21 was baptized Franncis Battman the sonne of Robert Battman minstrell
1567
1568 25 was baptized Thomas Dorant the sonne of Baldwin Dorant mercer
27 was baptized Thomas Loo the sonne of John Loo Grocer
27 was baptized Josephe Lockson the sonne of William Lockson pointmaker
27 was baptized Anne Carington the daughter of Garrard Carington taylor
Aprill 11 was baptized John Evans sonne of Thomas Evans laborer
1568 25 was baptized William Wilde the sonne of Thomas Wilde freemason
25 was baptized Robert Redwood the sonne of John Redwood Brewer
27 was baptized Richard More the sonne of John More Girdler
Maye 9 was baptized John Sutton the sonne of John Sutton Draper
1568 23 was baptized Katheryn Beingam the daughter of William Beingam servingman
June 6 was baptized Jone Truffell the daughter of Gyles Truffell clothworker
1568 6 was baptized Margarett Humfrey the daughter of Anthonye Humfrey clothworker
August 15 was baptized John Erith the sonne of Robert Erith millworker
1568 15 was baptized Martha Dellestone the daughter of William Delleston laborer
September 5 was baptized Samuell Baylye the sonne of Richard Baylye woolcomber
1568 5 was baptized Samuell Batt the sonne of James Batt barber
October 17 was baptized Elizabeth Cranefort the daughter of Thomas Cranefort mchant
1568 24 was baptized Samuell Allingson the sonne of Henrye Allingston carman
November 21 was baptized Thomas Alberye the sonne of Henrye Alberye taylor
1568
December 21 was baptized John Morest the sonne of John Morest merchant
1568 26 was baptized Edward Hollyman the sonne of Richard Hollyman mercer
Januarye 9 was baptized Samuel Warner the sonne of John Warner capper
1568 30 was baptized Richard Delanyver the sonne John Delanyver joyner

 

Horne, Elizabeth; baptism 20 Jul 1567; St. Michael, Bassishawe, London, England
Baptism Register; St. Michael’s Parish, Bassishawe, London, England

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Transcription: Parish Registry of Births and Baptisms of Lytham, Lancaster 1822.

Transcription: Parish Registry of Births and Baptisms of Lytham, Lancaster 1822.

The following is my transcription of the Parish Registry of Births and Baptisms of Lytham, Lancaster for 1822.

A true and perfect copy of the Parish Registry of Lytham in the County of Lancaster from the first day of January to the thirty first day of December 1822.

Children and parents names     place of abode     profession     When born     When baptized     By Whom

Sarah Daughter of Isaac and Betsey Teeling     Lytham     Sailor     Decr 17th 1821     Jany 13th 1822     P. J. Lister
Agnes Daughter of John and Sarah Corwen      Do     Labourer     Decr 8th 1821     Jany 13th 1822     P. J. Lister
James Son of Thos and Alice Whiteside     Lytham     Weaver     Decr 18th 1821     Jany 27th 1822     P. J. Lister
Isabelle Daughter of Thos and Betty Greenbank     Lytham     Labourer     Oct 14th 1821     Jany 10th 1822     P. J. Lister
Willm & Ellen Son & Daughter of Robt and Magdalene Fox     Lytham     Bricklayer     Jany 11th 1822     Feby 17th     P. J. Lister
Sarah Daughter of George and Sarah Pearson     Lytham     Shoemaker     Jany 25th     Feby 24th P. J. Lister
James Son of Thomas and Margaret Fox     Lytham     Joiner     Jany 30th     March 17th     P. J. Lister
Thomas Son of Richard and Mary Wilking     Lytham     Labourer     Feby 9th     March 17th     P. J. Lister
Willm Son of Robert and Ellen Knowles     Do     Sailor     Feby 13th     March 17th     P. J. Lister
Margaret Daughter of James and Betty Atkinson     Lytham     Labourer     March 14th     April 14th      Wm Barton
John Son of John and Mary Fell     Do     Sailor     Feby 25th     April 21st     P. J. Lister
Robt Son of Richd and Betty Webster     Lytham     Farmer     March 16th     April 21st     P. J. Lister
Alice Daughter of Christn and Betty Whiteside     Do     Sailor     April 6th     April 28th Wm Barton
James Son of Alice Jamison and John Kirk     Lytham     Labourer     April 14th     May 5th     P. J. Lister
Jane Daughter of James and Betty Ormond     Lytham     Husbandman     April 11th     May 19th     Wm Barton
Betty Daughter of Robert and Marjery Singleton     Do     fisherman     April 19th May 19th Wm Barton
Emmelin Daughter of Barnaby and Alice Whiteside     Lytham      Weaver     May 30th     June 23d     Wm Barton
Maryanne Daughter of James and Betty Cortmell     Do     Mariner     May 31st     June 23d     Wm Barton
Ellen Daughter of Joseph and Sarah Cortmell     Lytham     fisherman     May 24th     June 30th     Wm Barton
John Son of Willm and Ann Marshall     Do     Gentleman     May 30th     June 3d     P. J. Lister
Carolina Daughter of Jane Cookson & Wm Moorehouse     Do     Butcher     June 27th Augt 11th     P. J. Lister
Jane Daughter of Willm and Grace Wade     Lytham     fisherman     June 23d     Augt 11th     P. J. Lister
Jane Daughter of Francis and Margaret Fox     Do     Bricklayer     July 12th     Augt 11th     P. J. Lister
Peggy Daughter of Thomas and Mary Rimmer     Lytham     Sailor     Augt 18th     Sept 8th     P. J. Lister
Hannah Daughter of John and Ellen Breckall     Lytham     Weaver     Sept 14th     Sept 22d     G. L. Spencer
Cornelius Son of John and Magdalane Cordwell     Peel     Farmer     Sept 7th     Oct 6th         P. J. Lister
Thomas Son of George and Ellen Miller     Lytham Husbandman     Sept 15th     Oct 13th     Wm Barton
Sarah Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Ditchfield     Do     Innkeeper     Sept 3d     Sept 5th     P. J. Lister
James Son of Richard and Jane Worthington     Lytham     Labourer     Oct 2d     Oct 27     P. J. Lister
Charles Frederick Clifton Son of Thomas Joseph Clifton Esqr of Lytham Hall Lancashire and Hetty his wife was born at Hatch Court in the County of Somerset     June 17th     June 25th     Samuel Fisher
Betty Daughter of Robert and Sarah Hesketh     Lytham    Labourer     Sept 19th     Nov 3d     Wm Barton
Jenny Daughter of Thos and Jane Wade     Peel        Husbandman    Sept 14th     Nov 17th     Wm Barton
Thomas Son of John and Margaret Cookson     Lytham     Husbandman     Nov 15th     Dec 15th     Wm Barton     Offitg Minister

 

 

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605.

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605. By looking at the number of question marks in the texts it’s apparent how difficult transcribing from ‘ye olde Englishe’ is. Any input as to the missing text would be appreciated.

 

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The seventh daie of November one thousand six hundred and five.

Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe
Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe (Click on image for full size view.)

In the name of God I, John Blyth of Denton in the Countie of Lincolne gentleman being sick in bodie but in perfect memory thankes be given to almightie god, doe ordaine and make this my last will and testamente in manner and forme following: Ffirst and principalie I give and bequeath my soule to almightie god who gave it me, hoping onelie to be ?????? by the profound death and ??? ????? ??eeding of Jesus Christ my mercifull Saviour and ???????, ffor my bodie to be buried in the ???????oll of the parish church of Denton, ffor my manner of Stranson alias Stranxton in the Countie of Lincolne with the landes ffeifments and heredit??????? thereto . Thereto ??????? ???? the ?????? or parsonage of Stranxton aforesaide I give to William Blyth, my sonne ffirst ??? ???? and to his heires and assignes for ?????. Item I give and bequeath unto Margaret my own wife for term of her life ffortie pounds ?????? out of my ?????? ?? Stranson alias Stranxton for the term of her life, which is allotted unto her already for a ????????? and ?????? I give her without condition. Item I give unto my saide wife my manor of Denton, with the purtenances and all my lands tenements and heredit?????? ?????? in the farms and fields of Denton and Harlaxton, for longe as she keepeth herself unmarried and my widow. Item I give and bequeath my mannor of Denton with the appurtenances and all my lands tennements and hered???????? in the ??????? and fields of Denton and Harlaxton to William Blith my sonne ffirst and to his heires and assignes forever, to enter to the same at the death or marriage of Margaret my ????? wief which shall first happen. Item I give to John Blith my second sonne five hundred markes to be paid unto him within one yere after my death by my Executors. Item I give unto Robert Blith my third sonne five hundred markes to be paid unto him within one yere after my death by my Executors, Item I give unto Anne Blith my oldest daughter five hundred markes, to be paid unto her within one yere after my death by my Executors, Item I give unto Katherine Blieth my second daughter five hundred markes, to be paid unto her within one yere after my death by my Executors. Item I give unto Marie Blith my youngest daughter five hundred markes, to be paide unto her within one yere after my death by my Executors, Item I give unto William Blithe my brother, William Blithe his oldest sonne twentie poundes to be paide unto him by my Executors when he shall accomplish the age of twentie and one yeres, and if the said Willm dye before he come to the saide age of one and twentie yeres, then I give ten poundes thereof John Blith brother to the said William, and the other ten poundes to be divided to his????? of the whole blood, Item my will is if either of my children without John Blith or Robt Blith dye before they come to the age of one and twentie yeres, that their parte or portion for ?????? shall goe to the survivor, Item my will is that if ???? ????? daughters ??????? Anne, Katherine and Marie shall departe this world before they accomplish the age of eightene yeres, that then either of them soe dying their portons to be divided to them that shall happen to outlive and accomplsih the age of eightene yeres. Witnessed hereunto, Anthony Thorolde, Willm Blith, Thomas Musson. I doe give to Thomas Musson fortie shillings, Item I gie unto Willm loved friend Thomas Elly of Grantham in the Countie of Lincolne esquire twentie shillings ????? till my sonne and heire accomplish the age of twentie and one yeres, to be paide by my Executors. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of Grantham Harlaxton Denton and Stranson three pounds six shillings eight pence a piece, to be employed unto their ????? ????? Item I give to to every of my ???? housholde servants five shillinges a peece, Item I doe ???? ??????? and ordaine my wellbeloved wife Margaret Blithe and my sonne and heire William Blithe my Executors of this my last will and tstamente, And I will that the ?????????? of my goodes shalbe equaly devided betwixt them, Item I doe make Anthonye Thorolde of Louth on the hill in the Countie of Lincolne gentleman my brother in law and my brother William Blith of Stranson in the saide Countie gentleman my Supervisors of this my last will and testament, h????ly des???? them to ??? my will performed, and my ?????? th?? will, And I give to either of them a ???? of tenn shillinges ?????, ???????? shalbe ????? John Blieth their brother, Item my will is that ??? my ????? marrye my ????????? shall have the porton of my sonnes and daughters, and be accountable to them for their ???? thereof for longe as they have the same after ???? in the hundred, And ???? ?????? goods ??? saide Anthonie Thorolde shall have, to putt in two ??????????? ???????? more for every five hundred markes he shall ???????, And the saide William Blith to doe the like, Item I give my soule ???? to my father. ?????? ??? hereunto Anthony Thorold, William Blithe, Thomas Musson.

Probatum

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Transcription: The marriage of Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphreys.

Transcription: The marriage of Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphreys.

The following is my transcription of the written record of the marriage of Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphreys on May 19, 1693 at Merion Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania.

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37   Whereas Abel Thomas of Meirion in the County of Philadelphia Bathelor and Elizabeth Humphreys of the aforesaid Township and County sign for having declared their intention of Marriage with each other before several meetings of the ???? of God called Shakers m Haveford according to good order ???? amongst them whose proceedings hereing a deliberate confedration there of consent of part as in Relations Concerned, being Clear of all others there aproved of by the sd meetings Now these are to Certify all whom it may Concern that for the full accomplishment of theirs Intentions this Nineteenth day of the third month vulgarly called May in the year according to ye English account one thousand six hundred neinty and three, They, the said Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphreys appeared in a solemn publick assembly of the aforesaid people ???? to go therfor that and a purpose in their publick meeting plans at meirion and in a solemn manner according to example of the Holy men of God ???????? in the scripture of ????? He ye is Abel Thomas taking the Elizabeth Humphreys by the hand, did solemnly declare as followeth viz I do heare in the presence of God and this Asembly I do take Elizabeth Humphrys to be my wife and do promise to be ??? my ???? towards her as becometh a Loving ?? in all Conditions till death separate us And then and there in sd assembly those assem??? Elizabeth Hmphreys did declare as followeth viz In the presence of God and this asembly I do take Abell Thomas to my Husband I do promise to be he?? ???? kind Loving wife till deat separate us

And the to Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphrys as further Confirmation thereof in then and there to those prents so? their And in witness whereof have hereunto subscribed our Names

Abell Thomas

Tho. markd

Elizabeth Thomas

The marriage of Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphreys on May 19, 1693.
The marriage of Abell Thomas and Elizabeth Humphreys on May 19, 1693.

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Transcription: Marriage Record of Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris.

Transcription: Marriage Record of Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris.

The following is my transcription of the marriage record of Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris.

The marriage was performed with members of the Philadelphia monthly meeting, friends, and their families on 8da 4mo 1704.

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Whereas Thomas White of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania Baker & Rebeckah Harris of the same place having declared their intentions of marriage with each other before several monthly meetings of the people of God called Quakers in Philadelphia aforesaid, according to the good order used amongst them whose proceedings therein after due deliberation thereof and having consent of parties and relations concerned, they appearing clear of all other were approved of by the said meetings Now these are to certify all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their said intentions this eighth day of the fourth mouth in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four they the said Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris appeared in a publick & solemn assembly of the aforesaid people and others met together at their publick meeting house in Philadelphia aforesaid and in a solemn manner he the said Thomas White taking her the said Rebeckah Harris by the hand did openly declare That he took her to be his wife, promising with gods assistance to be to her a faithful & loving husband till death should separate them and then and there is the said assembly the said Rebeckah Harris did likewise declare That she took him the said Thomas White to be her husband in like manner promising to be to him a faithful and loving wife till death should separate and for a further confirmation thereof they the said Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris (she according to the Custom of Marriage) assuming the name of her husband did then & there to these presents set their hands and we whose names are here underwritten being present amongst others at the solemnization of their said Marriage & subscription in manner aforesaid As witnesses thereunto, have also to these presents subscribed our names the day and year above written.

Geo: Gray, Ralph Jackson, Antho. Morris, Wm Southby, Philip England, Caspar Hoedt, Price Peters, Wm. Forrest, Tho: Masters, Tho: Griffith, John Parsons, Robt Burron, Hugh Durbrow, Geo: Booker, John Austin, Saml Preston, James Steel, Arthur Elton, Jno. Jones, Walter Long, Thomas Iredell, Geo: Painter, Maurice Lisle, Jno. Parker, John Cadwalader —

Hanah Hill, Margt. Jones, Rachll Elton, Jone Forrest, Mary Badcock, Luce Evans, Ann Brown, Eliza. Holton, Mary Parker, Jane Doe, Sarah Hutcheson, Samuel & Hannah Carpenter, Rebeckah Williams, Mary Hardiman, Hanah Hardiman, Sam Carpenter Jnr, Deborah Hardiman

Thomas White
Rebeckah White

Marriage record of Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris.
Marriage record of Thomas White and Rebeckah Harris.

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Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath.

Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath.

The following is my transcription of the Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, died 1186.

Featured image: Trim Castle, stronghold of Hugh de Lacy, 1st Lord Meath.

Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath (d. 1186) was 25th great grandfather to my children.

 

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Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath; page 375.
Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath; page 375.

Lacy, Hugh de, fifth Baron Lacy by tenure, and first Lord of Meath (d. 1186), one of the conquerors of Ireland, was no doubt the son, and not, as has sometimes been stated, a younger brother, of Gilbert de Lacy (cf. Dugdale, Mon. Ang. vi. 135).

Gilbert de Lacy (fl. 1150), fourth baron Lacy, was son of Emma, daughter of , first baron Walter de Lacy [q.v.] His father’s name is not known. After the death of his uncle, Hugh de Lacy, the family estates were taken into the royal hands, but Gilbert assumed the name of Lacy. In the reign of Stephen he at first supported the Empress Matilda, in whose behalf he attempted to capture Bath in 1138 (Gesta Stephans, iii. 38, Rolls Series). But by 1146 he had gone over to the king, perhaps because the empress kept Joce de Dinan in possession of Ludlow Castle. So far as there is any truth in the early part of the ‘Romance

Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath; page 376.
Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath; page 376.

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of Fulk Fitzwarine,’Gilbert, and not his grandson Walter, must be the hero. That Joce and Gilbert were opponents is an historical fact. Gilbert appears to have obtained the favour of Henry II, and recovered his uncle’s lands ; in 1158 he was excused the domain to the king. A ittle later he joined the knights of the Temple, and went to the Holy Land. There he became preceptor of his order in the county of Trioli, in which capacity he engaged in Geoffrey of Angoulême’s successful expedition against Noureddin in 1163 (William of Tyre, xix, 8). He gave the templars’twelve hides of land, and one virgate in Guttinges, and also five burgages in Winchcombe. He is described as a prudent man and skilful soldier.

Hugh de Lacy is said to have had a dispute with Joce de Dinan as to certain lands in Herefordshire in 1154 (Weight, Hist of Ludlow, p. 54). He was in possession of his father’s lands before 1163, and in 1165-6 held fifty-eight and three-quarters knight’s fees, and had nine tenants without knight service (Eton, Shropshire, v. 253). In October 1171 he went over to Ireland with Henry II, and early in 1172 was sent to receive the submission of Roderic, king of Connaught. Before Henry’s departure about the end of March Lacy was granted Meath by the service of fifty knights and with almost royal authority; he was also put in charge of Dublin Castle. Later in the year Lacy arranged a meeting with Tiernan O’Rourke to take place at Tlachtgha, now called the Hill of Ward, near Athboy in Meath. The meeting ended in a quarrel, which both parties attributed to the treachery of the other; Tiernan was slain, and Hugh only escaped with difficulty. Lacy seems to have left Dublin in charge of Earl Richard de Clare by the king’s orders, and to have commenced securing Meath by the erection of castles. Among these was the castle of Trim, which was put in charge of Hugh Tyrel. After this Lacy went back to England (Regan, ll. 3152-3238). On 29 Dec. 1172 he was at Canterbury, where, according to a story preserved by Giraldus, he reproved Archbishop Richard for his boastful langmacge (Opera, vii. 69). Next year he was fighting for Henry in France, and held Verneuil against Louis VII for a month; but at the end of that time the town was forced to capitulate. Hugh de Lacy is mentioned as one of those who were sent by the king with his treasure to Jerusalem in May 1177 (Gesta Henrici, ii. 159). Another version names Henry de Lacy, and in any case it cannot be our Hugh, who was at the same time sent over to Ireland as procurator-general, Richard de Clare having died shortly before. The grant of Meath was now confirmed, with the addition of Offelans, Offaly, Kildare, and Wicklow (ib. ii. 161, 163-4 ; Geraldus, v. 347).

As governor of Ireland Lacy secured Leinster and Meath by building numerous castles, while he maintained peace and good order by making it his first care to preserve the native Irish in possession of their lands. by his liveral and just conduct he won the hearts of the Irish; but his friendly relations with the native chiefs soon led to an accusation that he intended to seize the sovereignty of the island for himself (ib. v. 352-358, 356(. The author of the ‘Gesta Henrich’ however, says that Lacy lost his favour with Henry in consequence of complaints of his injustice by the Irish (ii. 221). In 1181, he was recalled from his government for having married the daughter of Roderic, king of Connaught, without leave (ib ii. 270). But in the following winter Hugh was sent back, though with a condjutor in the person of one of the royal clerks, Robert of Shrewsbury. When, early in 1185, Henry sent his son John over to Ireland, the young earl complained to his father that Hugh would not permit the Irish to pay tribute. This led to fresh disgrace, but Hugh remained in Ireland, and occupied himself as before with castle-building. He had erected a castle at Durrow, in what is now King’s County, and on 25 July 1186 had gone out to view it, when ‘one of the men of Teffia, a yought named Gilla-gan-inathar O’Meyey, approached him, and with an axe severed his head from his body’ (Four Masters, iii. 73). The murderer was a foster-son of Sinnach O’Caharny, or ‘the Fox,’ chief of Teffia, by whose instigation he is said to have done the deed. A later story described him as one of the labourers on the castle, but there does not appear to be any authority for this older than Holinshed (ib. iii. 73-5 n.) William of Newburgh says that Henry was very glad at Hugh’s death, and repeats the story that he had aspired to obtain the crown of Ireland for himself (Chron. Stephen, Henry II, &c. i. 239-40, Rolls Ser.). Certainly Lacy had made himself formidable to the royal authority, and Earl John was promptly sent over to Ireland to take possession of his lands (Gesta Henrici, ii. 350).

Lacy was buried at Durrow, but in 1195 his body was removed to the abbey of Bective in Meath, and his head to St Thomas’s Church at Dublin. Afterwards a controversy arose between the canons of St Thomas and the monks of Bective, with ended in 1205 in the removal of the body to Dublin, where it was interred, together with the head, in

Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath; page 377.
Transcription: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Baron Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath; page 377.

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the tomb of De Lacy’s first wife (Rag. St. Thomas, Dublin, pp. 848-50).
Giraldus describes Lacy as a swarth man, with small black sunken eyes, a flat nose, and an ugly scar on his check; muscular in body, but small and ill-made. he was a man of resolute character; for temperance a very Frenchman, careful in private affairs, and vigilant in public business. Despite his experience in military matters he sustained many reverses in his campaigns. He was lax in his morality, and avarisious, but eager beyond measure for honour and renown (Opera, v. 34). Hugh was a benefactor of Lanthony Abbey, and also of many churches in Ireland, including the abbey of Trim.
Hugh’s first wife was Rose or Roysya de Monemne (Monmouth); by her he had two sons, Walter (d. 1241) and Hugh, both of whom are noticed separately, and also a daughter, Elayne, who married Richard de Beaufo. By the daughter of Roderic O’Connor whose name is also given as Rose, he had a son William (called Gorm or ‘Blue’), who acted in close connection with his half-borthers. William de Lacy took a prominent part in the resistance to William Marshal in 1224, and was killed fighting against Cathal O’Reilly in 1233 (Four Masters, iii. 269 ; Hennessey Book of Fenagh, pp 72-7). He married a daughter of Llewelyn, prince of North Wales. Pierce Oge Lacy, the famous rebel of Elizabeth’s time, was eighteenth in descent from him, and from him also descend the Lynches of Galway Four Masters, iii. 75 n. ; Reg. St. Thos. Dublin, pp. 7, 419-20 ; Shirley, Royal and Historical Letters, i. 223-4, 499, 500-2, Rolls Ser.). Hugh had another son, Gilbert, who was alive in 1222 (Cal. Rot. Claus. i. 527 b), and two daughters, one married ot Geoffrey de Marisco [q.v.] Matt. Paris, ii. 277), and the other to William FitzAlan (Eyton, v. 240), but by which wife is not clear. The daughter of the king of Connaught was alive in 1224; whe had at least two other sons, Thomas and Henry, whose surname is given as Blund. Since William de Lacy is also sometimes called LeBlund, they may have been brothers of the whole blood (Shirley, u.s. i. 502).

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Transcription: Will and probate of William Witter.

Transcription: Will and probate of William Witter.

 

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of William Witter, dated 1659.

Witter, William; Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 1

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Estate of William Witter of Lynn.

1659 5 0/6

The last will and testament of William Witter being in perfect memory. And first I commit my soule to God, who gave it and my body to the earth from whence it was taken. I give to my wife Annis halfe my lands, housing & chattels, but in case she chang her name, I bequeath to her but the thirds, and to my son Josias I give the other halfe of my lands, housing, and chattels, but in case my wife marry, then I bequeath a double portion to my son Josias, & his mother, my wife, shall have but the thirds, as aforesayd, provided that my son shall not sell this his inheritance, but in case he die without issue: then I will that this inheritance shall bee instated upon Robert Burdin & my daughter Hanna Burdin for there posterity. I will my dafter Hanna Burdin shall have a ew & lamb this time twelfe mounth and I will that my
wife Annis bee my sole executor. In witnes hereof I have caused my hand to bee set.

William Witter

Robert Driver

William Harker

{William Harker & Robert Driver sworne to ye truth of ye above written in Court, attests Hilliard Veren clericus, Also Rovert Driver sworn to ye truth of ye above written will in Court, attests Hilliard Veren clericus, & will is allowed of by ye Court attests H. V. Cler.}

Witter, William; Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 2

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The Inventorie of the estate of William Witter, 1659 November 15th.

(Description) ; £ ; S; d

Imprimis his apparel. 1£ ; 00S ; 0d

In ye hall, one bed and that which belongs to it, 2£ ; A pece of
carsie of foure yards, 1£ 6S. 3£ ; 06S ; 0d

In parlor one bed & that which belongs to it 5£. A chest 4S. 5£ ; 4S ; 0d

It. three pare of shets with other linens. 3£ ; 0S ; 0d

It. a warming pan, 5£, in pewter, 15S. 1£ ; 0S ; 0d

It. in brass, 10S an iorn cettle, tow pots & a scillet, 2£. A frying pan, spit & pothooks 10S. 3£ ; 0S ; 0d

It. two hogsheads, barrils & a salting trough. 0£ ; 6S ; 0d

It. three trays, three poles & a cimina? 0£ ; 6S ; 0d

It. two whels & tow pare of cards; 0£ ; 10S ; 0d

It. churn, dishis, spouns & trenchers. 0£ ; 6S ; 0d

It. wool & flax 1£ 10S, wheat, come & pese 3£ 10S. 5£ ; 0S ; 0d

It. in hay 4£. A pare of oxen 13£. 17£ ; 0S ; 0d

It. cart, & whels and plough & chains with things belonging 3£. Three cows 14£. 17£ ; 00S ; 0d

It. in a mare 6£ 10S in swine 2£ 12S. 9£ ; 2S ; 0d

It. in housing and land. 66£ ; 00S ; 0d

Sum. 132£ ; 10S ; 0d

Robert Driver

William Harker

Francis & Ingals

his mark

Annis Witter sworne to ye truth of ye above Inventory in Court at Salem 23.4.61. attests Hilliard Veren, Clericus.

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.

 

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of John Royall Jr. of Powhatan County, Virginia.

 

In the name of God, I John Royall Jr of the County of Powhatan being weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form as follows.

Imprimis I lend to my dear and affectionate wife Elizabeth Royall during her natural life the plantation I now live on together with the following slaves (Viz) Phill, Peter, Lambrick, Arthur, Poll and her three children viz George, Squire, and Maria, Kate and her child Chmberlayne, and Emily & her child Fanny, and at the death of my wife I give her the fee simple right to dispose of five of the above mentioned slaves by will or otherwise, the value of the value of the First five slaves to bear proportion to the aggregate value of the whole. I further give her all my household & kitchen furniture to dispose of as she may think proper. I also lend her during my natural life the use of all my stock of Horses, cattle, sheep & hogs also such of my plantation utensils as will be sufficiently of the use of the hands mentioned above, which several bequests are to be considered in lieu of her right of dower.

Secondly, The residue of my estate of whatever nature or kind, either in possession, expectancy, or reversion I give & bequeath unto my son Joseph Albert Royal, also that part of my estate that I have loaned to my wife during her natural life I give to my said son after the death of his mother. But it is expressly my will and desire that in case my said son Albert should not arrive to the age of twenty one years or marry that then the whole of what I have divised him shall be equally divided between my brothers (First), Joseph A. Royal, Will Royal & James F. Royall. But in case that either of my said brothers should die before my son Albert, without bearing lawfull issue, that then the said estate should be divided between the survivor or survivors of them, or the issue of the survivor or survivors of them such issue if more than one to have the part divided among them that their father would have been entitled unto in case of his being alive at the time of the death of my said son Joseph Albert.

Thirdly, I do hereby constitute and appoint by this testament my brother William Royall guardian to my said son Joseph Albert and do vest him with full and ample powers over that part of my estate that I have divised unto my son Joseph Albert, so that he may sell or exchange any part thereof that he may think will be conducive to the interest of my said son, as I myself might or could do were I living, also it is my will that in case my wife should die before my said son arrives to the age of twenty one years or marries, that in case of such an event that my said brother William have as guardian the same control over that part of my estate that I have lent to my wife during her life as I have given him over the part devised to my said son And having implicit confidence in my said brother William it is my desire that security be not required of him as guardian of my son, and do require and expect of him that he will have my son well & virtuously educated and that he will have him qualified for such profession as his education and talents may fit him for.

Fourthly, it is my will that the whole of my estate be kept together untill my just debts are paid.

Fifthly, it is my desire that my estate be not appraised & that my executors hereafter named be not required to give security for the execution of this my last will.

Lastly I do appoint my brother William Royall & my worthy friend William Archer Cocke executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills heretofore by me made. As Witness my hand & Seal this twelfth day of January one thousand eight hundred & three.

John Royall Jnr {SEAL}

Signed sealed & ackn’d in presence of
John Royall
John Winston
Jas. Cocke
John R. Robertson

A codicile explanatory of that part of the first clause of this my last will and testament relating to Emily and her child. Whereas I have some debts respecting my title to the wench & Child Fanny – now it is my desire that my wife Elizabeth Royall shall possess in fee simple all the right title or interest that I have or may have in said slave Emily with her present and future increase which I give to her and her heirs forever.

Whereas in the third clause of this will I left my brother William guardian to my son Joseph Albert with full powers and controul over my estate both real and personal whereby he may buy sell or exchange for the benefit of my said son. Now in case of the death or any other disability of my said brother William which may take place before my said son arrives to the age of twenty one years or marries then I do hereby invest my friend William Archer Cocke with the same powers to act as guardian to my said son as I have given to y brother William in the former part of this will. As witness my hand and seal this 12th day of January 1803.

John Royall Junr {SEAL}

Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of
Jas. Cocke
John Royal
John R. Robertson

At a court held for Powhatan county the 16h day of March 1803 This last will and testament of John Royall decd together with the Codicile thereto annexed was presented in open court and proven by the oath of John Royal and John R. Robertson two of the witnesses thereto & thereupon ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Wm. Royall and William A Cocke the executors named in the said will who made oath thereto Certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form.

Test.
Jas Poindexter CPC

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall of Powhatan County, Virginia.
Transcription: Last Will and Testament of John Royall of Powhatan County, Virginia.

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.

 

The following is my transcription from a copy of the Last Will and Testament of Micajah Mathis dated 6 May 1799.

 

Micajah was the son-in-law (married to Mercy Shreve) of my children’s 8th great grandfather, Joshua Shreve of Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey.

 

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In the name of God, Amen. This sixth day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred and ninety nine, I, Micajah Mathis of the township of Little Egg Harbour, in the County of Burlington and Western Division of New Jersey, being at the time in good mind and perfect sound memory, thanks be to God therefore, calling to mind that it is ordaind for all flesh once to die, and the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and ordain this and no other to be deemed or taken as my last will and testament And first I commit my spirit into the hands of him that gave it, and my body to be buried in a decent and christian like manner, at the discretion of my executors herein after named and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with, I do hereby bequeath, give and dispose of in the following manner, that is to say, It is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid by my said executors, and secondly, Item I give to my well beloved son Job Mathis, one certain tract or piece of land to be taken off on the Easterly side of my lands, begining at the fork of the great creek below the great bridge, and running up the Westerly fork or branch the several courses thereof about one hundred and ten chains to a pine marked for a corner and lettered M.M. thence East to Pocunroakline, and along said line to the begining corner letters J.M. thence North eighty two degrees East twelve chains to a black oak tree, being corner of an old survey of said Mathis from thence along the line of said old survey South twenty degrees East, twenty five chains to a pine for a corner on flat land, thence Southardly down the swamp the westerly side down to the bridg a Southwesterly course to the Southerly branch of the great creek, thence down the Creek to the place of begining – and also another survey begining at a pine tree old marked & lettered J.M. standing in a pine meadow about half a mile Northeastward from a seder swamp called Story’s Swamp, which pine is the begining corner of a piece of land one hundred acres formerly surveyed to John Mathis and runs by the same South three degrees West, seventeen chains to some small pines, thence South seventy three degrees West, twelve chains & fifty links to some small pines marked, thence North fifty degrees West, fourteen chains to a pine thence North twenty seven degrees West, five chains to a post in the line of a survey of ninety acres, surveyed to Mordeica Andrews thence by the same North twenty five degrees East, twenty seven chains to the begining, containing thirty two acres and a half of land and the usual allowance for roads. I give and bequeath the above mentioned lands to my son Job, his heirs and assigns forever. Item, I give to my well beloved son Benjamin Mathis all the residue and remainder of the plantation whereon I now dwell, begining at the mouth of the great Creek where it emties into Bass River and runing up said river the several courses thereof, to the mouth of a small uncalled bramberry Bud runing up to the swamp thence up the middle of the swamp the several courses to almost the head of said swamp to a gum tree for a corner, thence East to a swamp of gums called Story’s Swamp, thence runing Southeasterly to a corner tree of my son Job standing near a green clump of seders marked & lettered M.M. from thence Southerly along Job line to the head of the creek, thence down the same the several courses to the place of begining. Also a survey, begining at a white oak tree, it being corner to a tree & of land formerly surveyed to Mordicai Andrews on the road that goes from Bass river to Little Egg Harbour meeting house, the survey containing sixty eight acres and recorded in the Surveyor General’s office at Burlington in Liber E. page 362. Also another survey begining at a black oak in the line of a tract of land formerly surveyed to Mordicai Andrews Containing fifty acres and recorded in the Surveyor General’s office at Burlington in Sib. M. folls 251 & 252. Also twenty acres of salt marsh lying on Bass River, begining at my fishing place and running up the river to the mouth of a small creek thence up the Creek the several courses so far as to make twenty acres in a square piece. All which

Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; page 40.
Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; Burlington, New Jersey Wills; page 40.

 

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Lands I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin and his heirs and assigns forever. Item, I give to my well beloved son Barzillai Mathis a piece of land Beginning at the mouth of a small run, called Cranberry bud runing up to the swamp and bounding on my son Benjamin line up the swamp to the gum tree for the corner, thence bound on Benjm line to the gum swamp called Story’s swamp thence North untill it comes to Benjamin’s Survey that begins at Mordicai Andrews corner thence along the line of Benjamin’s Southwesterly, untill it comes to the second line of one hundred acre survey when it comes to that line runing thence North thirteen degrees West to a black oak for a corner, thence South twenty seven degrees West to a pine by the side of a seder swamp thence down the swamp the several course to a small brook ??? out the swamp, thence down the brook, the several courses to where it emties in the river, thence down the river the several courses to the place of Beginning. Also all a survey at the mouth of Bass river excepting thirty acres which is to come out of said survey, all which land I give and bequeath to my son Barzillai and to his heirs and assigns forever. Item, I give to my well beloved son John Mathis, all that tract of land lies in the township of Galloway in the County of Gloucester and Western Division of New Jersey that I purchased of Henry Daviss and George Pain, and also that survey I purch. of Wm Rogers, which lies in the township and County aforesaid, also twenty acres of salt marsh being on Little Egg Harbour on Mullican River, at a place called the double creeks between the two creeks all which lands I give and bequeath all the rest of my outlands and seder swamp to be equally divided into four shares equally alike both in quantity and quattily between my four sons Job, Barzillai, John and Benjamin, and their respective heirs and assigns forever. Item, I give to my son Job Mathis twenty acres of salt marsh lieing between the heads of the double creeks and broad creek joyning up to Daniel Mathis line, to him his heirs and assigns forever. Item, I also give my son Benjamin one hundred pounds in lawfull money of New Jersey, and also two cows and one pair of my best oxen and also all farming tools, and all my carpenter’s tools and all my Smith’s tools, and also my watch and also one bed and furnature to him his heirs and assigns. Item, I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter May Merritt, wife of William Merritt of Egg Harbour fifty pounds in money as aforesaid to her and her heirs and assigns. Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Sarah Leek, wife of Samuel Leek of Egg Harbour, fifty ponds in money as aforesaid to her & her heirs and assigns, Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved grandson Asa Brown, son of my daughter Sarah, fifty pounds in money as aforesaid when he comes to the age of twenty one years to him, his heirs and assigns – All the moveable estate which I have given to my son Benjamin is for his taking care of me – I do order that all the above legacyes be levied and paid within one year after my deceas’d by my executors as aforesaid out of my estate, and that all the residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal be equally divided between my four sons Job, Barzillai, John and Benjamin, and all share alike, to them and their respective heirs and assigns forever – And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said two sons Barzillai and Benjaming Mathis whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament – In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first written –

Signed, Sealed and published by the said Micajah Mathis as his last will and testament in the presence of,

John Forman, John Mathis, Mary Stiles

Micajah Mathis   {SEAL}

Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; page 41.
Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; Burlington, New Jersey Wills; page 41.

 

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John Foreman one of the witnesses to the within will, deposeth and saith, that he saw Micajah Mathis, the testator therein named sign and seal the same and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the within writing to be his last will and testament, that at the doing thereof the said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory so far as this deponent knows and as he verily believes; and that John Mathis and Mary Stiles, the other subscribing witnesses, were present at the same time and signed their names as witnesses to the said will, together with this deponent in the presence of the said testator.

Sworn, the 11th day of December AD 1804 before me, Abrm Brown, Surr. J.

John Forman

Barzilla Mathis & Benjamin Mathis, the executors within named being duly affirmed to declare and say that the within writing contains the true last will and testament of Micajah Mathis, the testator therein named, so far as they know and as they verily believe, that they will well and truly perform the same by paying fast the debts of the said deceased, and then the legacies in the said testament specified, so far as the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased can thereunto extend; and that they will make and exhibit into the Prerogative office at Trenton, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to their knowledge or profession, or to the possession, or to the possession of any other person or persons for their use, and render a just and true account when thereunto lawfully required.

Barzilla Mathis

Benjamin Mathis

Affirmed the 11th day of December A.D. 1804 before me, Abrm Brown, Surr. J.

I, Abraham Brown, Surrogate of the County of Burlington, do certify the an????? To be a true copy of the last will and testament of Micajah Mathis, of the County of Burlington, the executor therein named, proved the same before me and are duly authorized to take upon themselves the administration of the estate of the testator agreeably to the said will, witness my hand & seal of office the eleventh day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and four.

Abrm Brown

Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; page 42.
Last Will and Testament dated Micajah Mathis of 6 May 1799; Burlington, New Jersey Wills; page 42.

 

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Transcription: Marriage record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.

Transcription: Marriage record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.

 

Transcription of the Marriage Record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.

 

Transcription of the Marriage Record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.
Transcription of the Marriage Record for Chester Keefer and Mary Ann Jaques.

THE STATE OF OHIO, Geauga County

Personaly appeared Chester W. Keefer and made application for a MARRIAGE LICENSE for himself and Mary Ann Jaques of the township of Munson in said county, and made solemn oath the he the said Chester is of the age of twenty-one years, and the said Mary Ann, is of the age of eighteen years; that they are both single, and not nearer of kin than first cousines; that he knows of no legal impediment against their being joined in marriage.

C. W. Keefer [signature]

Sworn and subscrbed this 5th day of Oct. 1836

Before me,

A. Philips D??? [signature]

 

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Transcription: Probate Record of Henry Jaques

Transcription: Probate Record of Henry Jaques

 

The following is my transcription of the 1829 probate record of Henry Jaques of Geauga, Ohio.

 

30289.

Henry Jaques

deceased

Probate record of Henry Jaques.
1829 Probate record of Henry Jaques.

At a term of the Court of Common pleas, within and for the County of Geauga, in the state of Ohio begun and held at the Court house in Chardon, on the first day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine before the Honourable George Tod, president, and Asa Cowles, John Hubbard and Daniel Kerr, associates, Judges holding said Court, & sitting as a Court of probate, on motion the Court appointed Betsey Jaques administratrix on the estate of Henry Jaques, late of Munson in said county, deceased, and accept Aaron Stobbins and Chauncey Porter as her sureties in the sum of five hundred dollars. The Court, also appointed Charles Keith, Luther Thwing and David Tanner appraisors, to appraise the personal property belonging to said estate. — The said Betsey Jaques, having given the bonds required by the order of the Court, Letters of administration were issued, in the words and figures following, to wit;

The State of Ohio
Geauga County

George Tod, president of the third circuit of the Court of common Pleas, & Asa Cowles, John Hubbard and Daniel Kerr his associate judges of the same court, within and for the county Geauga aforesaid, in the name and by the authority of the state of Ohio, To all, to whom these presents shall come, Be it known, That administration of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of Henry Jaques, late of the township of Munson in the county aforesaid, at the time of his death, is hereby committed unto Betsey Jaques, whose duty it shall be, (under oath,) to have all and singular the said goods and chattels inventoried and appraised by Charles Keith, Luther Thwing and David Tanner, house holders of the county aforesaid, (after deducting for the widoe, her wearing apparel, one bed and bedding, and all the wearing apparel of her deceased husband, together with such articles of property as are, or may be, by law, exempt from execution, and such other provisions as the appraisers aforesaid, shall consider reasonable for the support of herself and children, one yeear from the time of the death of the deceased,) and make a return thereof, signed by the said appraisers, with a bill of the sale of the goods and chattels of the said deceased, together with a true and accurate statement of the debts due and owing to the estate of the said Henry Jaques deceased, to the office of the Clerk of the Court of common pleas, for the county aforesaid, within three months from the date hereof, and moreover to adjust and settle up the account of her administration, within eighteen months from the date hereof, as the law directs. And we do by these presents appoint the said Betsey Jaques administratrix of all and singular, the goods, chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said Henry Jaques deceased.

In Testimony of which, we have caused the seal of our said Court to be hereunto affixed.

“seal”    Witness the Honourable George Tod, president thereof at Chardon in said county, the fourth day of July Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

D. D. Aiken, Clerk.
Afterwards, on the twenty-third day of November, in the year, aforesaid, the said administratrix deposited in this office, an inventory of the goods and chattels belonging to said estate, in the words and figures following to wit.

“A true and accurate Inventory of the goods and chattels of the estate of Henry Jaques, late of Munson in said county deceased, presented to us, the undersigned appraisers of said estate by Betsey Jaques the administratrix thereof this            day of AD. 1829

one hundred wt. of pork with barrel valued at ……… $ 9.00
2 red stays ……………………………………………………………………..  28.00
1 Yoke & Irons ………………………………………………………………    1.00
2 Red Bulls …………………………………………………………………….  20.00
1 Brown [line]back Cow ………………………………………………    9.00
2 two yr. old heifers …………………………………………………….  14.00
2 Cows ……………………………………………………………………………  18.00
9 Sheep ………………………………………………………………………….  11.25
7 Harrow teeth ……………………………………………………………..    3.25
1 Grind Stone ………………………………………………………………..    1.25
1 Iron Wedge ………………………………………………………………..      .75
3 Axes …………………………………………………………………………….    2.00
1 Sickle …………………………………………………………………………..      .25
1 Gun ……………………………………………………………………………..      .75
1 [Whissletree] & chains …………………………………………….      .75
4 Weavers Reeds ………………………………………………………….    4.00
1 Sett silver Tea Spoons ……………………………………………..    2.00
1 Loom & Warping Bars …………………………………………….    6.00
1 [C….] & pin …………………………………………………………………      .50
1 Plough Share …………………………………………………………….    1.00
1 Inch auger ………………………………………………………………….      .75
1 Drawing knife ……………………………………………………………      .25
1 Hammer ……………………………………………………………………..      .25
2 Kettles …………………………………………………………………………    4.00
3 Barrels …………………………………………………………………………    1.00
Amount ………………………………………………………………………….143.50

Munson Sept 30.th 1829

David Tanner
Luther Thwing
Appraisers

Also accompanying the said Inventory is the schedule of propeerty set off to the widow, for her support, in the words and figures following, to wit:
“A Schedule of property set off by us, the appraisers, as aforesaid, for the support of the widow and children, one year from the death of the intestate, estimated at thirty-two dollars, from the date of this appraisal to the expiration of the year. The provisions on hand, at the time of the decease, & articles used for the support of the family till the present time For the remainder of the year, articles of property embraced in the foregoing schedule, amounting to thirty two dollas, and such as she may select ..

Appraised & set off by us this 30.th day of Sept. 1829

Luther Thwing
David Tanner
Appraisers

Accompanying the said returns is the certificate of [H?] Canfield, Esquire, a Justice of the peace, in the words and figures following, to wit “The State of Ohio

Geauga County Before me [H?] Canfield

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Transcription: Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Transcription: Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania.

The following is my transcription of abstracts of Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Featured image: Farmstead dating from 1858 in Ferguson, Centre, Pennsylvania.

 

WILLS OF CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Will of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania; including that of Captain George Meek.

by

Ira F. Fravel, Col. U.S. Army, published 1/19/1939

Re-copied December, 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz

 

Will Book A

 

Page 1

CHRISTIAN STROM, Oct. 29, 1800-12/8/1800, wife Margt. Son, David, Executor, Dtr. Catarina, Dtr. Anna, grandchild, Sally (not 18).

Witnesses: Philip Danna, Lyons Mussina.

Page 2

CHRISTIAN BECHTEL, 6/3/1800_1/30/1801, son Christian (not 21), wife Mary, Son, David, first born son, Samuel: children already married are not named: Son Jacob, son Christian to have young roan mare. Ex: son David, & son-in-law, Frederick Shank. (Written in German, translated)

Page 4

ADAM LEEVER, Ferguson Twp. 3/26/1801_4/6/1801, wife Cath. Children: Elizabeth, Adam, Peter, George, Barbara, Benjamin, Joseph, Lewis, unborn child, son-in-law Philip Anshuts. Witness: Valentine Fleegle, Wm. Richard, Barnabus Riley, John Rea, John Brisbin.

Page 6

MICHAEL WEEVER, Haines Twp. 4/20/1801_5/11/1801, wife Anna Barbara, children: David, John, Michael, Andrew (absent 14 years), Margaret Row, Barbara Bickel, children of Dtr. Christina Brown, dec’d., children of Dtr. Elizabeth Wolf, dec’d. Dtr. Julianna Stober. Ex: son, John, David. Witness: George Wold, Jac. Hosterman.

Page 7

CHRISTINA RICHARD, Bald Eagle Twp., Aug. 11, 1801_Aug. 17, 1801_ 4 sons: Frederick, Henry, Casper, Mathias. Dtrs: Hannah, Margaret, Rebecca, Susannah: Grandson Mathias (s/o Casper) and Frederick (s/o Mathias) Grandtr. Elizabeth Balt. Ex. Samuel Wilson, John Balt. Witness: John Vinack, Mark Caldwell, David Dunlap.

Page 9

RICHARD MALLONE (Malone), Bald Eagle Twp., Aug. 3, 1801_Aug. 31, 1801_ wife Mary, two youngest children: Frederick, Morgan. Son-in-law Jos. Alexander and his children: My children: Ann Armstrong: Francis Malone: Francis Alexander: Richard & Leslie Malone: Samuel & Hartley Malone: Catherine Boggs; Frederick & Morgan Malone: Rebecca Howard: James Ramsay. Witness: Thomas Memmenger, William W. Miles, Henry C. Gates. Ex: Thomas Hamilton, Samuel Miles, John Miles.

Page 10

DANIEL MILLER, Haines Twp., 12/13/1801_Jan., 1802, wife Catharina, eldest Dtr. Catharine, son Henry, David. Ex: Joseph Miller of West Buggalo Twp. (Then North’d Co., now Union Co., Pa.). Witness: Jacob Kryder, Johannes Krider.

Page 12

GEORGE MEEK, Ferguson Twp., 11/3/1801_1/19/1802, wife Rachel. Friend Jonathan Wales, eldest son Robert, son William, David, John. Youngest Dr. Sarah not 21, Dtr. Mary Steelly, Dtr. Isabella, Dtr. Jean. Ex: Wife, & Thomas Ferguson. Witness: Thomas Ferguson, Joseph Diven, John Barron.

Page 15

CHRISTIAN SPANGLER, Miles Twp., 6/7/1800_1/20/1802, wife Anna Maria, oldest son George Christian, my children according to seniority as follows: oldest son George Christian, my children according to seniority as follows: Margaret, w/o Francis Gramley, John Michael, John Henry, John Christopher, John, John George, George Peter, Susanna, Anna Maria. Ex: son John Christopher, Francis Gramley. Witness: Elam Miller, Jacob Miller.

Page 16

STEPHEN SMITH

Potter Twp., 6/30/1802_Aug. 18, 1802, wife Grace, children, eldest son Charles, youngest son Daniel (in care of Charles), John, son-in-law Patrick McMenomey, son John. Ex: James Whitehill, Robert Moore. Witness: Michael Witheright, Michael Trester.

Page 18

HENRY MCEWEN

Centre Twp., 6/9/1802_Aug. 28, 1802, son William, Frances, youngest son Henry, children of my daughter Elizabeth Petrikin, children of my daughter Anne Petit. My dtr. Mary, Sarah, son James O. and my wife Elizabeth, Dtr. Jane Williamson. Ex. Son Wm. & Frances McEwen, & Wm. Petrikin. Witness: James Steere, Thomas Steere.

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Transcription: Marriage record for Jean George Stiehllij and Christine Aidelmayer.

Transcription: Marriage record for Jean George Stiehllij and Christine Aidelmayer.

 

The following is my transcription of the marriage record for Jean George Stiehllij and Christine Aidelmayer.

 

I do apologize that the quality of the transcription is poor as a result of a poor quality image in the French language. I have placed the Google translation of the text under the image below. Again, this has a lot of room for improvement as it was translated from my transcription.

 

Any help transcribing the problem areas would be greatly appreciated.

Featured image: St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, Louisiana.

vingttroisième juillet ????????

Dan mil sept cens quarante trois le neuf juillet aprés avoir public trois bans de mariage au pro?ne des notre ????? paroissiale pindant trois dimanches conscentifie ????? Jean George Stiellij soldat de une compagnie de ????é du Regione des Ka??er suisse, natif de halbershansens dans Wirtemberg fils de Jean Stiellij et de margueritte Grainerine ses père et mère dun a part: et Christine Aidelmayer natifue de ????? paroisse fille de Jean Adam Aidelmayer et de Catherine Kaimas sa père et mère d’autre part et naysent point trouvé d’empectioner à Lesse?? audit mariage nous prètre Capucin Missre apostolique curé an porte des avionande dans sas province de la Louissianne avons Récus leurs Con?endement ??????? et leurs avons inscribe donné la benediction acomplishen présence des lemoins sousignées d’avois, Jean aidelmayer henrij aidelmayer ?ous deuse frères de la mariée, matheis-friderich beaufrère de la marié et plusieurs autres de qua????? signé ???? nous les jour et ?? que defores.

[Signatures – illegible]

??????
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????? ??? ??? ?????
F: Pierre ???
???????
F
fr: C
X
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Marriage ?????? of Jean George Stely and Christine Eidelmeyer dated 9 July, 1743.

 

Stehle, Johann Georg and Edelmeier, Marie Christine; Marriage.
Transcription: Marriage record for Jean George Stiehllij and Christine Aidelmayer.

 

Google translation of my transcription of the image above.

 

Twenty-third July ????????

In one thousand seven hundred forty three on the ninth of July after publishing three marriage banns to the pro? Of our ????? Parish church pindent three consecutive Sundays ????? Jean George Stiellij, a soldier from the Swiss Ka ???? e Region, native of Halbershansens in Wirtemberg son of Jean Stiellij and Daisy Grainerine his father and mother dun a: and Christine Aidelmayer native of ?? ??? Parish daughter of Jean Adam Aidelmayer and Catherine Kaimas her father and mother on the other hand and have not found found to empection in Lesse ?? At this marriage, we produce Capuchin Miss Apostolic parish priest of the aircraft in his province of Louisiana have received their Con? Endement ??????? And their inscribe given the benediction in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, Jean Aidelmeyer Henrij Aidelmayer ??? or two brothers of the bride, Matheis-Friderich beaufrere of the groom and several others of qua ????? Signed ???? Us the day and ?? Than defores.

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Transcription: Obituary of Mrs. Nannie Cadwallader; Hillsboro Press Gazette of 16 Aug 1968.

Transcription: Obituary of Mrs. Nannie Cadwallader; Hillsboro Press Gazette of 16 Aug 1968.

 

The following is my transcription of the obituary of Mrs. Nannie Cadwallader of Hillsboro, Ohio; Hillsboro Press Gazette of 16 Aug 1968.

Featured image: Highland Lynchburg School, Hillsboro, Ohio.

MRS. NANNIE CADWALLADER

 

Mrs. Nannie A. Cadwallader, 86, Lynchburg Rt. 2, died at 4:30 P. M. Tuesday at the Lucas Nursing Home in Wilmington.

She was born near Fairview Feb. 9, 1882, the daughter of Samuel and Rosannah Webster Wilkin. She was a member of the Danville Church of Christ.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Paul Dolphin, Mrs. Hugh Vance and Mrs. John Dunn, all of Wilmington. Mrs. Edgar Bloom, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Russell Faris, New Vienna: four sons, W. A. Cadwallader, Williamsburg, Roy A., Blanchester, Hugh, Lynchburg Rt. 2, and Dale, at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Roberts, Hillsboro Rt. 3; two brothers, George Wilkin, Greenfield, and Henry, Newark; 31 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grand-daughters.

Her husband, Ira Cadwallader, preceded her in death on March 18, 1951.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 P. M. at the Danville Church of Christ with Rev. Jack Monts de Oca officiating. The Rhoads Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at the Hamer Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 P. M. Thursday until Friday at 11 A. M. and the body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 P. M. Friday.

 

Obituary of Mrs. Nannie Cadwallader; Hillsboro Press Gazette of 16 Aug 1968.
Obituary of Mrs. Nannie Cadwallader; Hillsboro Press Gazette of 16 Aug 1968.

 

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Transcription: US, Quaker Meeting Records, pages 24 to 25.

Transcription: US, Quaker Meeting Records, pages 24 to 25.

The following is my transcription of the Quaker Meeting Records, pages 24 to 25; dates 1775 to 1796.

Featured image: Abington Friends Meeting House.

24

Sarah Knight wife of Giles Jun died 27 of 11 mo 1775 – age 31 1/4 yrs
Benjamin Lay of Abington, died 2 mo 7-1759 – aged 80 years
Esther Walton, daughter of James Abington 3 mo 3-1760
James Paul, an Elder, Abington, died 5 mo 26-1761
Morris Morris an Elder of Do – died 6 mo 2 1764 aged 86 yrs
Sarah Tyson (wife of John) a Minister died 7 mo 9-1767
Mary Knight, a Minister, widow of Isaac – died 3 mo 3 1769, aged 86
Thomas Wood, Do – Mooreland – 3 mo 8 – – – – aged 94
Isaac Child – Do – Lower Dublin – 4 mo 5 – – – – aged 36
Nicholas Austin – Do – Abington – 1 mo 5-1770 – aged 74
Isaac Bolton of Southampton – died 1 mo 4 1775 – aged 77
Agness Randall, wife of Nicholas – died 9 mo 22-1779, aged 66 1/2
Thomas Randall son of Do – 9 mo 24 1783 – aged 35
Sarah Bolton, widow of Isaac Southampton – 4 mo 2, 1784 aged 85

25

Evan Thomas deceeased 5 mo 23-1746
Everard Bolton deceased 6th of 10 mo – 1744/5
Isaac Bolton – – – – 1 mo 24 – 1748
Elisabeth Knight – – – – 11 mo 27-1747
Isaac Waterman – – – – 11 mo 17-1748/9
Elisabeth Davis – – – – 8 mo 5-1749
Priscilla Evans – – – – 3 mo 18-1750
John Bettle – – – – 4 mo 17 – – – –
Hannah Williams – – – – 8 mo 23-1751
Samuel Bolton – – – – 9 mo 12-1757
Jane Jones – – – – 2 mo 2-1759
Humphry Waterman – – – – 2 mo 5 – – – –
Aquilla Massey – – – – 3 mo 25 – – – –
Rachel Burd – – – – 7 mo 17-1761
Sarah Brown – – – – 2 mo 5-1764
Rebeckah Jones – – – – 8 mo 2 – – – –
Lydia Bettle – – – – 8 mo 16 – – – –
Solomon Rachford – – – – 6 mo 7-1765
Priscilla Conrad – – – – 11 mo 21 – – – –
William Willing – – – – 10 mo 11-1766
Massey Rigby – – – – 3 mo 18-1767
Hannah Vanhorn – – – – 3 mo 21-1768
Edward Roberts – – – – 11 mo 25 – – – –
Cornelius Connard – – – – 7 mo 12-1770
Priscilla Waterman – – – – 4 mo 29-1771
Hannah Waterman – – – – 8 mo 17-1772
Deborah Bolton – – – – 9 mo 18-1793
(Right margin)
11/9-1796 Mary Phipps at Abington
11/28 — Mary Paul

transcription of the Quaker Meeting Records
Transcription of the Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, pages 24-25.

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Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

The following is my transcription of a letter from the Adjutant General’s office regarding David Coon’s death during the Civil War.

 

Adjutant General's Office re David Coon's Death Document
Pension document from the Adjutant General’s Office re David Coon’s death.

Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, D. C.
June 5th, 1865.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 89.92.5, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of the Office.

It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that David Coon was enrolled on the 26th day of Feb, 1864, at Madison in Co. A, 36th Regiment of Wis Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Pri on the 1st day of Mch 1864, at Madison, Wis, in Co. A, 36th Regiment of Wis Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. A of that Regiment, for the months of Mch & Apl 1865, he is reported “Died in Rebel Prison at Saulsberry N.C. Nov 2d 1864” Cause of death not stated

I am, Sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant, Saml [Treck]
Assistant Adjutant General.

The Commissioner of Pensions
Washington, D C.

Original form text below scored through, more than likely indicating no relevant information to be entered:

Memoranda.
Name of applicant,
Address

Initials or abbreviation noted in bottom left corner:

N.R.

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Transcription: Probate record of Henry Jaques.

Transcription: Probate record of Henry Jaques.

The following is my full transcription of a scan of the original probate record for Henry Jaques.

 

Henry Jaques

Probate record of Henry Jaques.
Probate record of Henry Jaques.

Deceased

At a term of the Court of Common pleas, within and for the County of Geauga, in the state of Ohio begun and held at the Court house in Chardon, on the first day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine before the Honourable George Tod, president, and Asa Cowles, John Hubbard and Daniel Kerr, associates, Judges holding said Court, & sitting as a Court of probate on motion the Court appointed Betsey Jaques administratrix on the estate of Henry Jaques, late of Munson in said county, deceased, and accept Aaron Stobbins and Chauncey Porter as her sureties in the sum of five hundred dollars. The Court, also appointed Charles Keith, Luther Thwing and David Tanner appraisers, to appraise the personal property belonging to said estate. The said Between Jaques, having given the bonds required by the order of the Court, Letters of administration was issued, in the words and figures following, to wit,

The State of Ohio
Geauga County

George Tod, president of the third circuit of the Court of common Pleas, & Asa Cowles, John Hubbard and Daniel Kerr his associate judges of the same court, within and for the county Geauga aforesaid, in the name and by the authority of the state of Ohio, To all, to whom these presents shall come, Be it known, That administration of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of Henry Jaques, late of the township of Munson in the county aforesaid, at the time of his death, is herebby committed unto Betsey Jaques, whose duty it shall be (under oath) to know all and singular the said goods and chattels inventoried and appraised by Charles Keith, Luther Thwing and David Tanner, house holders of the county aforesaid, (after deducting for the widow, her wearing apparel, one bed and bedding, and all the wearing apparel of her deceased husband, together with such articles of property as are, or may be, by law, exempt from execution, and such other provisions as the appraisers aforesaid, shall consider reasonable for the support of herself and children, one year from the time of the death of the deceased, and make a return thereof, signed by the said appraisers, with a bill of the sale of the goods and chattels of the said deceased, together with a true and accurate statement of the debts due and owing to the estate of the said Henry Jaques deceased, to the office of the Clerk of the Court of common pleas, for the county aforesaid, within three months from the date hereof, and moreover to adjust and settle up the account of her administration, within eighteen months from the date hereof, as the law directs. And we do by these presents appoint the said Betsey Jaques, administratirix of all singular, the goods, chattels, rights and credits which were of the said Henry Jaques deceased.

In Testimony of which, we have caused the seal of our said Court to be hereunto affixed.

“SEAL”

Witness the Honourable George Tod, president thereof, at Domini, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.
D.D. Aiken, Clerk.

Afterwards, on the twenty-third day of November, in the year aforesaid, the said administratrix deposited in this office, an inventory of the goods and chattels belonging to said estate, in the words and figures following, to wit.
A true and accurate Inventory of the goods and chattels of the estate of Henry Jaques, late of Munson in said county deceased, presented to us, the undersigned appraisers of said estate, by Betsey Jaques the administratrix thereof, this day of AD 1829.

one hundred weight of pork with [???????]          $9.00
2 Red Stays         $28.00
1 Yoke & Irons         $1.00
2 Red Bulls         $20.00
1 Brown Lineback Cow         $9.00
2 two yr. old heifers         $14.00
2 Cows         $18.00
9 Sheep         $11.25
7 Harrow teeth         $3.25
1 Sett Log chains         $4.25
1 Grind Stone         $1.25
1 Iron Wedge         $.75
2 Axes         $2.00
1 Sickle         $.25
1 Gun         $.75
1 Whiffletree & chains         $.75
4 Weavers Reeds         $4.00
1 Sett silver Tea Spoons         $2.00
1 [????] & Warping Bars         $6.00
1 Cl???s & pin         $.50
1 Plough Share         $1.00
1 Inch auger         $.75
1 Drawing Knife         $.25
1 Hammer         $.25
2 Kettles         $4.00
3 Barrels         $1.00
Amount         $143.50

Munson Sept 30th 1829
David Tanner
Luther Thwing
} Appraisers.

Also accompanying the said Inventory is the schedule of property set off to the widow for her support, in the words and figures following, to wit:

A Schedule of property set off by us, the appraisers, as aforesaid, for the support of the widow and children, one year from the death of the intestate, estimated at thirty-two dollars, from the date of this appraisal to the expiration of the year.

The provisions on hand, at the time of the decease, & articles used for the support of the family till the present time.

For the remainder of the year, articles of property [????aced] in the foregoing schedule, amounting to thirty two dollars, and such as she may select.         $32.00
Appraised & set off by us this 30th day of Sept. 1829 –
Luther Thwing
David Tanner
} Appraisers
Accompanying the said returns is the certificate of [?????] Canfield, Esquire, a Justice of the peace, in the words and figures foillowing, to wit

The State of Ohio
Geauga County
[????????] [?????] Canfield

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Transcription: Susanne Senior and Thomas Budd; Quaker Birth, Marriage and Death Registers, 1578-1837.

Transcription: Susanne Senior and Thomas Budd; Quaker Birth, Marriage and Death Registers, 1578-1837.

 

The following is my transcription of one page of Quaker birth, marriage and death registers including a few of our ancestors: Susanne Senior and Thomas Budd (9th great grandparents to our children); Quaker Birth, Marriage and Death Registers, 1578-1837.

 

19 7

 

Puddimore

Marriages; Day; mo:; yeare

Christopher Piltair of South Petherton groom & Rose Chapple of Holm???? Spinster married; 14; 12; 1657
John Hopkins of Ivelchester Shoemaker, & Joane Slade of Drain? In ye parish of Lemington married; 16; 10; 1658
James Budd of Marta? Grocer & Joane Beere of Waymouth in ye County of Dorset were married; 11; 06; 1659
George Waterman of Horner in ye parish of Trent Bod??maker & Sarah Goodson of Morston may??? spinster were married; 12; 12; 1659
John Anderdon of Bridgwater and Jane Daughter of Amos Briknoll were married; 26; 09; 1660
Richard Mo??ell of Long Sutton & Anne Thatcher of ?usene Caimoll spinster were maryed; 28; 06; 1662
Nicholas Boarnon of ye Citty of Bristoll & Elizabeth Patton of Crowborne maryed; 13; 07; 1663
Thomas Whithead of Listtle Weston C??hier, & Jane Waugh Spinster were maryed; 22; 03; 1664
Thomas Loberet of Puddimore Milton Hust?? & Margret Downe of ye Sme maryed; 19; 04; 1664
Robert Stone of Northend in ye parish of Grafton & Katherine ???yood of ye Same maryed; 02; 09; 1664
John Slade of Ilchester Cordwainer, & Joane Oh?e of Yeovill bod???????? were maryed; 15; 02; 1666
Thomas Hannum of Draycot in ye parish of Lemington, & Alice Denman of Charlton maryed; 05; 02; 1666
John Knight of Puddimore Milton & Joane Hut????? of South Cadbury were maryed; 16; 10; 1666
John Nowell of ye parish of Long Sutton hu??? & Joane Ford of ye Same maryed; 26; 07; 1667
Thomas Budd of Ivelchester & Susanne Senior of Weymouth in ye County of Dorset maryed; 02; 09; 1667
Peter Lambe of West Camoll & Anne Joanes of ye Same were maryed; 12; 11; 1667
John Goodson of Marston Magna & Mary Hurford of ye Same Spinster maryed; 29; 01; 1668
Willm Lyall of Draycot in ye parish of Lemington & Frances Loberet of Puddimore maryed; 31; 03; 1668
Richard Slade of Ivelchester Cordwainer & Joane Browning of Lemington Spinster maryed; 15; 09; 1668
John Slade of D?????? in ye parish of Lemington, & Susanna Leberet of Puddimore were maryed; 23; 05; 1669
John Cary of Alford, & ?e?er Keene of Middlezoy ??? were maryed; 26; 06; 1669
Jasper Bolt of Stroat yeom * Thomasin Parsons of Lemington were maryed; 06; 03; 1670
John Mayo of Charlton Mackrell & Katherine Jacob of Compton Puancefoot maryed; 20; 09; 1670
Willm Bo?ton of Puddimore Milton & Grace Laurence of Calne in ye County of Wilkes maryed; 27; 04; 1672
John Davis of Hallatrow & Anne Raymond of Marston Magna were maryed; 07; 06; 1672
Willm Mor?et of Weymouth in ye County of Dorset Malter, & Joane Daughter of John Allen of Bridghampton were maryed; 30; 09; 1673
John Holcombe of Stogumber & Sarah Daught of Samuell Scot of Ivelchester maryed; 11; 09; 1675
Thomas Powell late of Middlezoy & Elaine Watts of Grinton Wid were maryed; 09; 06; 1675
Robert Barnston of Long-Sutton yeom & Joane Gaylord of ye Same were maryed; 17; 12; 1677
Edmond Chapels of Worls, & Dorias Whiting of ye City of Bristoll were maryed; 29; 02; 1680
Willm Addams of Marston Magna & Ruth Daughter of Christopher Pittair of Homor in ye parish of Trent were maryed; 24; 06; 1679
Henry S??are of Bleshington in ye County of Sussex yeom, & Deborah Daughter of John Sampson of Lor? In ye parish of Mudford yeom were maryed; 13; 03; 1680
Christopher Holder late of Albeston in ye County of Gloucester, & now of Ivelchester, in ye County of Somset yeom, & Grace Boaton of Puddimore were maryed; 19; 08; 1682
Andrew Parsons of Lemington yeom, & Elizabeth Sampson of Mudford ??? were maryed; –; 07; 1674
John Allen of Bridghamton Hu??n, & Anne Burt of Long Sutton were maryed; 11; 11; 1681
Henry Boa??on of over Compton in ye County of Dorset & Mary Sampson of ???? within ye ???? of Mudford was maryed the; 16; 8; 1687
Willm Hunt & Tomasine Harry both of Puddimore was maryed the; 8; 2; 1696
Edward Hopkins of ???????? & Hannah Powell of Grent? Waas maryed the; 10; 8; 1700
James & Mary Salter was married; 7; 1; 1727

 

Budd, Thomas and Senior, Susanne; England and Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage and Death Registers, 1578-1837
Budd, Thomas and Senior, Susanne; England and Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage and Death Registers, 1578-1837.

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Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

 

I have found myself fascinated by the stories of the trials, tribulations and tragedies of our ancestors, and this story about the deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes is no exception.

 

Story of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.
Fitchburg Daily Sentinal article of November 21, 1907 – deaths by gas poisoning. Story of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden from others, is completely disabling to me and for the most part is attributable to dealing with highly stressful work, home, family and personal circumstances.

I’ve always thought of earlier times before the onset of modern technology as being quieter and more peaceful.

Then I read a story like the one I’m about to tell you and realize there are definitely some advantages to living in our own time. No wonder we live such long lives compared to theirs.

Then I think about the risks of the industry, technology and society of our day and realize that we live with risks as well, just not the same ones.

This story is about the family of a 19 year old girl, Sara Agnes (Agnes) McDougall, who was living at an inn / boarding house in the Boston area in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her parents, Daniel Martin (b. 18 Aug 1862 in PEI, Canada) and Elizabeth “Isabella” (Hume) McDougall (b. about 1869, also in PEI, Canada), while working in the area.

Daniel had been a schoolteacher and had lived in Morrell, PEI, teaching at the Church Street School until 1906.

On the fateful night of November 20, 1907, the coin operated gas lights had burned out and Daniel and Isabella McDougall retired to sleep, leaving the gas switch in the ‘on’ position. With these lights, once the gas ran out, it was necessary to insert another quarter to restore the flow of gas to the light.

Agnes returned home from a party and promptly inserted a quarter to light the room as she prepared to retire for the night. Once finished, she turned off the light, but still having time left on the meter, the gas continued to flow into her parents’ room as they slept. Daniel and Isabella died of gas poisoning.

The November 21, 1907 edition of the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel of Fitchburg, Massachusetts printed an account of the deaths as follows:

COUPLE KILLED BY GAS

Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 21 — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McDougall of 25 Market Street are dead, and their three children left orphans, as a result of the careless use of a quarter-in-the-slot gas machine at their home. Their daughter, Agnes McDougall, the unfortunate cause of the accident, has been almost prostrated since it occurred.

The bodies of Daniel and Isabella McDougall were returned to PEI by train from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

As recounted by family, Duncan MacDougall, Daniel’s brother, brought them home for burial in the Church of Scotland cemetary in Bangor, PEI. Duncan’s daughter, Violet, stated that the wake was held in Cambridge. Their daughter, Agnes was completely distraught, “wringing her hands and saying over and over, ‘Oh my goodness, I’ve murdered my parents.'”

Family members never knew Agnes had caused the tragedy until a newspaper article was found in 1996.

Sources:

  1. “Couple Killed By Gas”; Fitchburg Daily Sentinel; Fitchburg, Cambridge, Massachusetts; November 21, 1907. (See above.)
  2. “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” database, Ancestry.com ” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Ancestry.com . (See below.)
  3. 1881 Census, Kings, Prince Edward Island, district Lot 61, Kings, Prince Edward Island; Roll: C_13164; Page: 55; Family No: 222, Page: 55, House 216; Family 222, Hume ; digital, Ancestry.com . (See below.)
  4. 1891 Canadian Census, Lot 40, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Roll: T-6382; Family No: 2, district 133, Page: 1, Household: 2, McDougall ; digital image, Ancestry.com ” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Ancestry.com . (See below.)

McDougall, Isabella (Hume); Massachusetts Death Records, deaths by gas poisoning.
Massachusetts Death Records, deaths by gas poisoning.

 

1881 Canadian Census showing Isabella Hume.
1881 Canadian Census showing Isabella Hume.

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Transcription: Attestation papers of Pte. J. P. Albert Emery, C.E.F.

Transcription: Attestation papers of Pte. J. P. Albert Emery, C.E.F.

 Following is my transcription of the form or the Attestation Papers of Pte. J. P. Albert Emery, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, WWI.

 

Attestation Papers - Pt. J. P. Albert Emery.
Attestation Papers for Pte. J. P. Albert Emery.

ATTESTATION PAPERS OF J.P. ALBERT EMERY

FRONT

Stamp in upper left corner:  Triplicate
Stamp in upper right corner:  Triplicate

G.G.E.G.
militia unit (handwritten under heading)
No. 144880
Folio. 26

CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
77TH, OVERSEAS BATTALION, C.E.F.

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QUESTIONS TO BE PUT BEFORE ATTESTATION.
(ANSWERS)

  1. What is your name?                J.P.Albert Emery
  2. In what Town, Townhip or Parish, and in what Country were you born?            St.Andre Avelin, P.Q.
  3. What is the name of your next-of-kin?        Emelie Emery (mother)
  4. What is the address of your next-of-kin?    9 Caron Ave., Wrightsville, Hull, Queb
  5. What is the date of your birth?            23 January, 1895.
  6. What is your Trade or Calling?            Paper-maker
  7. Are you married?                No
  8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated?                    Yes
  9. Do you now belong to the Active Militia?    Yes
  10. Have you ever served in any Militia Force?    G.G.F.G.
    • If so, state particulars of former Service.
  11. Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement?    Yes
  12. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?    Yes

Albert Emery (Signature of Man).
A.H. Thoburn, Capt (Signature of Witness)

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DECLARATION TO BE MADE BY MAN ON ATTESTATION.

I, Albert Emery, do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagements by me now made, and I hereby engage and agree to serve in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, and to be attached to any arm of the service therein, for the term of one year, or during the war now existing between Great Britain and Germany should that war last longer than one year, and for six months after the termination of that war provided His Majesty should so long require my services, or until legally discharged.

Albert Emery (Signature of Recruit)
Date:  Ottawa, Aug. 20th., 1915;       A.H. Thoburn, Capt (Signature of Witness)

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OATH TO BE TAKEN BY MAN ON ATTESTATION.

I, Albert Emery, do make Oath, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George the Fifth, His Heirs and Successors, and that I will as in duty bound honestly and faithfully defend His Majesty, is Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown and Dignity, against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and of all the Generals and Officers set over me. So help me God.

Albert Emery (Signature of Recruit)
Date:  Ottawa, Aug. 20th., 1915;       A.H. Thoburn, Capt (Signature of Witness)

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CERTIFICATE OF MAGISTRATE.

The Recruit above-named was cautioned by me that if he made any false answer to any of the above questions he would be liable to be punished as provided in the Army Act.
The above questions were then read to the Recruit in my presence.

I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said Recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath before me, at Ottawa Ontario this 20th. day of August 1915.

Hickland (Signature of Justice)
Date:  Ottawa, Aug. 20th., 1915;       A.H. Thoburn, Capt (Signature of Witness)

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I certify that the above is a true copy of the Attestation of the above-named Recruit.

D.R. Street (Approving Officer)
Lieut. Col.
O. C. 77th Overseas Battalion, C. E. F.
Date:  Ottawa, Aug. 20th., 1915;       A.H. Thoburn, Capt (Signature of Witness)

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Fine print in lower left corner of form:
M. F. W. 23.
200 M.–5-15.

BACK

Descripton of ALBERT EMERY. on Enlistment.

Left column:

Apparent Age            20 years    10 months.
(To be determined according to the instructions given in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.)
Height                           5’6″
Chest Measurement:
Girth when fully expanded    34 1/2 ins.
Range of expansion                   3 1/2 ins.
Complexion                Fair
Eyes                               Grey
Hair                                L.Brown
Religious Denominations:
Church of England
Presbyterian
Wesleyan
Baptist or Congregationalist
Other Protestants (Denomination to be stated.)
Roman Catholic                           X
Jewish

Right Column:

Distinctive marks, and marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease.
Should the Medical Officer be of opinion that the recruit has served before, he will, unless the man acknowledgs to any previous services, attach a slip to that effect, for the information of the Approving Officer.)
None

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CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION

I have examined the above-named Recruit and find that he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.
He can see at the required distance with either eye ; his heart and lungs are healthy ; he has the free use of his joints and limbs, and he declares that he is not subject to fits of any description.

I consider him* Fit for the Canadian Over-Sears Expeditionary Force.

Date    August 20th., 195 .    [?]askey
Place    Ottawa, Ont.        Maj. [Awg], Medical Officer
*Insert here “fit” or “unfit.”

Norm – Should the Medical Officer consider the Recruit unfit, he will fill in the foregoing Certificate only in the case of those who have been attested, and will briefly state below the cause of unfitness:–
[Blank lines]

CERTIFICATE OF OFFICE COMMANDING UNIT.

A. Emery, having been finally approved and inspected by me this day, and his Name, Age, Date of Attestation, and every prescribed particular having been recorded, I certify that I am satisfied with the correctness of this Attestation.

D.R. Street (Signature of Officer)
O. C. 77th Overseas Battalion, C. E. F.
Date    March 28    1916

_____________________

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Transcription: War of 1812 US Army Register of Enlistments; Adams

Transcription: War of 1812 US Army Register of Enlistments; Adams

 

The following text is my transcription of the War of 1812 US Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, listing some with the surname of Adams.

 

US Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, Page 4, 'A's.
US Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, Page 4.

51:  Adams, Abijah, Private

Organization:  30 US Infy; Captain Spencer; Col. Elias Fasset

Description:  5’10” or 5’9”; blue eyes; brown hair; dark complexion

Age: 28 or 20

Occupation:  Farmer

Birth Place:  Killington or Killingsly, Windham Co., Conn.

Enlistment Date:  Apl 4 1814

Enlistment Place:  Addison or Bridport, Addison Co., Virginia

Enlisted By:  Lt. Myrick

Enlistment Period:  War

Remarks:  D.R. Burlington, Vt. May 31st 1814, M.R. June 30/14, present, Capt. Wm Millers Co. Book 1813 to 1815. Present Dec. 1814 – D.R. Feby 16, JR Burlington, Feby 28, April 30 M.R. June-1815. Present – Certif. dated Plattsburgh, June 15 1815 – Book 555 – Discharged at Plattsburgh or Champlain Station, June 15 1815, term expiered. – See Pension Case.

52:  Adams, Abner, Recruit

Organization:  Recruit; US Arty

Description:  5’10”

Age:  21

Occupation:  ?

Birth Place:  Pepperell Mass, Middlesex Co.

Enlistment Date:  Jun 14 1814

Enlistment Place:  Groton Mass

Enlisted By:  Lt. Hobart

Remarks:  R.R. June  – 1814 –

53:  Adams, Abraham or Abram, Private

Organization:  5 US Regt

Description:  6’2”; blue eyes; dark hair;  fair complexion

Age:  22

Occupation:  Farmer or Carpenter

Birth Place:  Cheraw S.C. Dist

Enlistment Date:  Jul 8 1814

Enlistment Place:  Lancaster S.C.

Enlisted By:  Capt. R. Campbell

Enlistment Period:  5 years

Remarks:  R.R. July 30th 1814 – I.R. Capt. R. Campbell’s Co. Washington City, Feby 11/15, Absent at Bottom Bridge, Va – D.R. & I.R. Capt. Benj. Birdsall’s Co. Belle Fontaine, Dec. 30th 1815, I.R. Feby 29, April 30, June 30, Aug. 31, I.R. & S.A.M.R.. Dec. 31st 1817, & I.R. Feby 28 & April 30th. On command at Belle Fontaine – I.R. & S.A.M.R. Belle Fontaine, Mo. June 30th 1818, Present – sick in [gas] – I.R. Capt. J. McGunnigle’s Co. Aug. 31st 1818, Preseent – I.R. Oct. 31 & Dec. 31st 1818, On furlough – S.A.M.R. Capt. L. Gantt’s Co. Dec. 31st 1818, I.R. Feby 28 & April 20/19. On furlough – Mo. Ret. July 1819, Discharged, July 8th 1819. – Discharged at Franklin, Mo. [Ty], July 3/19, to take effect July 8/19, term expired – See Pension Case.

54:  Adams, Alanson, Private

Organization: 11th US Infy; Cols. Campbell, E.W. Ripley & Moody Bedel

Description:  5’11”;  blue eyes; brown hair; light complexion

Age:  21

Occupation:  Farmer

Birth Place:  Pittsfield Mass.

Enlistment Date:  Jany 28 1813

Enlistment Place:  Burlington Vt.

Enlisted By:  Capt. V.R. Goodrich

Enlistment Period:  Jany 27 1818

Remarks:  Capt. Sam’l Gordon’s Co Book 1813, Mustered in Co. from Lt. V.R. Goodrich’s Co. June 30/13 – M.R. Capt. V.R. Goodrich’s Co. Dec. 30th 1813, Feby 28 & S.A.M.R. June 30/14. Present – M.R. Aug. 30th 1814. In Gen’l Hosp’l, wounded July 25 or 26th 1814 – I.R. Capt. Jno. Bliss’ Co. Sackett’s Harbor, Nov. 1814, I.R. & M.R. Dec. 31st 1814, D.R. Feby 16, I.R. & M.R. Feby 28, & May 15th 1815. Joined Oct. 26th 1814, by consolidation & absent in Hosp’l at Williamsville or Greenbush – I.R. Lt. H. DeWitt’s Co. 6th U.S. Infy, Sackett’s Harbor, June – 1815. Dropped May 11th 1815 – Book 518 – Discharged at Greenbush, March 30th 1815, of wounds – wounded in right knee, at Bridgewater, July 25th 1814 – 11th U.S. Infy was made 6th after May 17th 1815.

54/2:  Adams, Alexander, Private

Organization:  24th US Infy

Enlistment Date:  July 28/12

Enlistment Period:  5 years

Remarks:  M.R. Dec. 31/13, Left sick at Buffalo, since Nov. 30/13 – Died sometime in Dec. 1813 – See Pension Case.

55:  Adams, Alex’r, Private

Organization:  26th US Infy; Capt. Swearingen

Enlistment Date:  July 13 1813

Enlistment Period:  1 year

Remarks:  S.A.M.R. Sackett’s Harbor, Dec. 31st 1813, Present – sick – S.A.M.R. Capt. Kinney’s Co. 25th Infy June 30/14, J’d Feby 28/14, Remarks:  from Capt. Swearingen’s Co. 26th Infy. Discharged June 20/14. Co. Book 1812 to 1814, Died Dec. [5]th 1812.

56:  Adams, Amajiah, Private

Organization: 9th US Infy; Capt. Chester Lyman

57:  Adams, Amos, Private

Organization:  [8th] US Infy; Col. P. Jack

Description:  5’11 ½”; black eyes; black hair; dark complexion

Age:  20

Occupation:  Farmer

Birth Place:  Briar Creek, S.C.

Enlistment Date:  Nov. 22 or 26 1813

Enlistment Place:  Georgia

Enlisted By:  Lt. Gresham

Enlistment Period:  Nov 2[0] 1818

Remarks:  M.R. Jany 31st 1814 Present – I.R. Capt. F.B. Warlay’s Co. Camp Huger, Ga. Nov. 30th 1814, Absent at Savannah sick since Oct. 25th 1814 – I.R. Camp Flournoy, Ga. Jany 10, D.R. Feby 16 & I.R. Camp Flournoy, Ga. Feby 28th 1815. Present – D.R. Lt. J.H. Mallory’s Co. 7th US. Infy Nov. 30th 1815, Present – I.R. & S.A.M.R. Capt. R.H. Bell’s Co., Ft. Hawkins, Ga. Dec. 31st 1815, I.R. Feby 29 & I.R. & S.A.M.R. June 30th 1816. Present – I.R. Capt. J.F. Corbaley’s Co. Ft. Crawford, Aug. 31. Oct. 31, I.R. & S.A.M.R. Dec. 31st 1816, I.R. Feby 28, April 30, I.R. & S.A.M.R. June 30, & I.R. Sept. 1st 1817. Present – I.R. Ft. Scott, Ga. Feby 28th 1818. On command – Orders dated Fort Gadsden, July 3rd 1818. Transferred from 5th to 3rd Co. – I.R. Capt. J. S. Allison’s Co. Ft St Marks, Aug. 31st 1818. Joined by transfer from 5th Co. & on command at Fort Gadsden – I.R. Ft Hawkins, [???] Oct. 31st 1818, Rect’g – I.R., S.A.M.R. & Mo. Ret. Ft St Marks, E. Fla. Dec. 31st 1818. Discharged, Nov. 21st 1818, term expired – 5th US Infy was made 4th after May 17th 1815. – Discharged from Capt Jno. R. Corbaley’s Co. at Fort Hawkins, Nov. 22nd 1818, term expired – See Pension Case.

58:  Addison, Allen B. or Alex B., Ensign

Organization:  [15th] US Infy; Col. Richard Dennis

Remarks:  Mo. Rets. Ft Johnson, SC, April 8, May & June 1814, at Fort Johnson, S.C. on duty, not properly attached to any company – I.R. Capt. Wm A. Remarks:  Blount’s Co. Ft Johnson, SC., Aug. 31, R.R. Sept, Oct 23, I.R. Oct. 31, R.R. & I.R. Dec. 31st 1814 & Roll Jany 22nd 1815. Joined from late Capt. Robeson’s Co. at Ft Johnson – Recruiting in S.C. since Aug. 21st 1814 – I.R. Ft Johnson, S.C. March 28th, & I.R. Capt. Wm Tisdale’s Co. May 1st 1815. Present – I.R. Capt. Wm O. Taylor’s Co. June 30th 1815, Discharged, June 30th 1815 – Borne as 3-Lieut. Aug. 31st 1814 & 2nd Lieut. from Sept. 1814.

59:  Aggus, Abner (Argus, Aggust), Private

Organization:  2nd US Infy; Capt. Robert Purdy

Enlistment Date:  Apl 22 1805

Enlisted By:  Capt. Hooks

Remarks:  Co. Book 1805 to 1807. Present at Pittsburgh, April, 25th 1805 – Capt. Jno. Campbell’s Co. Book. Joined Co. Sept. 24th Remarks:  1805. – Present at Fort Adams, Nov. 8th 1805 & April 24th 1806 – at Natchitoches, Oct. 16th 1806, at New Orleans, Dec. 2[0]th 1806 & April 2nd 1807 – Drummer – Deserted from Mississippi, June 7th 1807 – Tried by Ct Me at N. O. in Capt. Nicholas’ Co. 7th U.S. Infy May 27th 1813. Selling whiskey…

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Transcription: Biography of Reuben H. Meek.

Transcription: Biography of Reuben H. Meek.

The following is my transcription of the biography of Reuben H. Meek, taken from pages 124 and 125 in the “Commemorative Biographical Record.

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COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD

[Last paragraphs of another unrelated biography]

Biography of Reuben H. Meek
Transcription of a biography of Reuben H. Meek.

REUBEN H. MEEK. Among the sturdy Scotch who came from Edinburgh, Scotland, to America before the Revolutionary war, was Rebert Meek and his family, who located in Maryland. From there six of his sons enlisted in the war of Independence, and three of them gave up their lives for their country. John and William were taken prisoners, and while their fate was never definitely known, it was generally supposed they were among the victims that were fed on lime bread. Jonathan Wales, their body servant, as he was called, watched the prison until he saw two boxes of unusual length carried out; then he was convinced they were dead, as the Meeks were remarkably tall, one being six feet seven inches, and the other six feet four inches high. A third brother, Robert, was killed in battle.

Capt. George Meek entered the service with his brothers. The father, Robert Meek, owned property in Cumberland county in 1761. The family of George Meek lived near Lewistown (now Miflin county) in 1780, and he came into Centre county with James Harris on a surveying expedition in 1784. On the 21st of January, 1790, he took up a tract of land in Ferguson township, which is still owned by the Meeks. His children were: Mary, John, Robert, David, William, Sarah, Isabella and Jane.

William married Elizabeth Breckinridge, whose family had settled in Huntingdon county about three miles southeast of McConnellstown, on the road leading from Huntingdon to Bedford, and where the father, eldest sister and younger brother had been murdered by the Indians. He settled on that part of his father’s tract now known as the David G. Meek farm, and died in 1806, leaving his wife and four sons and a daughter born three months after the father’s death. The children were: John B., born June 5, 1797, died in Washington, D. C., November 28, 1868; George W., born September 14, 1799, died May 27, 1877; Reuben H.; William.; and Harriet Jane, who married James McCartney, and died in Bolivar, Penn., in I881.

Reuben Heron, the third child of William and Elizabeth Breckinridge Meek, was born on the 6th of October, 1801, at his father’s home in Ferguson township. His mother, a woman of wonderful energy and ability, coveted for her children a good education, and gave them the best she could; John and Reuben were sent to Lewistown to school, but she compelled her boys, each one, except George, who looked after the farm, to learn a trade. Reuben she apprenticed to a blacksmith. Some time after learning his trade he went to Philipsburg where he taught school, and studied with his brother John, who lived there. He began the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Lorraine; but was obliged finally to give up his cherished plan of becoming a physician, on account of his health, broken by sickness. In 1832 he married Mary Ann Gray, youngest daughter of Peter Gray, one of the pioneers of Patton township, and settled on a part of the old Gray homestead, where he lived until his death, March 7, 1873.

Few men are endowed with a nature so affectionate and lovable, a mind so clear and bright, an exceptional memory, a personality pleasing and attractive, and so great a love of humor. Fond of books, he was a careful and a constant

COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.

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Transcription of a biography of Reuben H. Meek.
Transcription of a biography of Reuben H. Meek.

reader, an excellent talker, and his sweet voice and genial presence linger yet in the memory of those who “heard him sing at camp meetings, address an assembly, or relate a good story. As long as he lived he was genuinely kind to every one, and ever considerate of others. His home, ever a pleasant meeting place for his friends, was always open to the needy and distressed. In politics he was an ardent Democrat, and loved his party; but his devotion to its principles were actuated by honest conviction. He never aspired to an office nor would he accept any. Converted at the age of seventeen, he was a thorough and loyal and lifelong Methodist, especially concerned about immortal things, holding both God and man near his heart, and giving himself out in the interest of both. He was instrumental in organizing the first Sabbath-school in Half Moon Valley, and was devoted to the work always.

On April 14th, five weeks after his death, his wife died, in the fifty-sixth year of her age. She was well known for her beauty in her younger days, and all through her life, hospitality, gentleness, unselfishness and devotion to duty distinguished her character.

[First paragraphs of another unrelated biography.]

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