Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Old Pioneer Passes Away

Centralia Daily Chronicle-Examiner, Centralia, Washington,
Dec. 17, 1915, page 13

MRS. ELNORA MILLER, RESI-
DENT OF PE ELL SINCE 1886,
DIED YESTERDAY --FUNERAL
WILL BE HELD TOMORROW--
WAS 52 YEARS OF AGE--SEV-
EN CHILDREN SURVIVE HER.
                -----------
Mrs. Elnora Miller, a resident of
   Pe Ell since 1886, died yester-
day.  The funeral will be held to-
morrow from the Catholic church in
Pe Ell.
   Mrs. Miller was 52 years of age
and is survived by her husband, N.
Miller, and seven children, of whom
four are boys and three are girls.
All are residents of Pe Ell.  G. L.
Sticklin will have charge of the ser-
vices.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rayburn Family Reunion

The Daily Messenger of Canandaigua, New York, August 12, 1939, page 2

Names mentioned: Mrs. William Rayburn, Charlotte Seanen, George Rayburn, Jr., Mrs. Eldon Heath.



Monday, October 17, 2011

Amanuensis Monday - Will of Martha Thurbarne

The Will of Martha Thurbane was included in the file when I ordered the Will of Thomas Teddeman.  Since it is something extra that doesn't pertain to me I am posting it here.

Source: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers: The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, England. Catalogue reference PROB 11/348.

In the name of God AmenThe Eight and Twentieth day of September in the yeare of our Lord oneThousand Six hundred Seventy and one I Martha Thurbarne of theParish of St Andrew holborn London. Spinster being of perfict health and memory (Praysd be God) for the same) Doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following And first Icomend my soule unto the hands of Almighty God my Creator My Body I also comitt to the Earth to be decently buried And soe that funerall _____ which __It hath pleased God to bless me I dispose of it as followeth Item Igive to my nephew Mr. William Thurbarne Two hundred and fifty poundsItem I give to Mrs Joane Spencer Mrs Margaritt Page my cosin JamesThurbarne my Cosin John Thurbarne And my Godsone being ______ Toeach of them a Ring of Twenty shillings peice Item I give to my cosin Mary Thurbarne my Diamond Ring Item I give to Mrs Page Twenty Edward Shillings Item I give to Mrs Woolmen Mrs Gregory Mrs. Niccolls and Mrs___ to each of them a Ring of Tenn shillings peice Item I give to myCosin John Thurbarne's daughter Ellen _ _____ _____ And a Ringof shillings peice Item I give to Mrs Betty Mitton a little Box of___ worke and a Ring of Tenn shillings peice Item I give to Mrs.Barbara Ellis my Ring with the redd stones Item I give to old ElizabethTenn shillings Item I give to Katherine Niccolls Three pounds and some of my wearing apparell att the discretion of my Executor Item I give my Executor hereafter named To give to the poore that shall be at Church att the time of my buriall Tenn shillings And I doe order and appointffive and Twenty pounds to be laid out for my ffunerall And I doe ___Constitute and appoint my said Nephew William Thurbarne Sole Executor ofthis my will In witnes whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale the day yeare above written / Martha Thurbarne/ signed Sealed published and declared in the presence of Peter Woolmen GuyFfuller /

 Amanuensis Monday is an ongoing series created by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.







Friday, October 14, 2011

Friend of Friend's Friday - Indian Depredations Again

Alton Observer, Alton, Illinois, February 9, 1837, page 3


Names: Capt. BROOKS, Mr. B M DELL, Philip DELL, little Wig DELL, Mrs. MONROE, Lieut HART, William DELL, James DELL

Negroes: ISAAC, CHARLES



Monday, July 25, 2011

A Corner in Ancestors - Gardiner and Knight

There are two surnames published in this installment of A Corner in Ancestors.


  1. GARDINER (GARDNER, GARDENER, GARDYNER), Surnames mentioned: FRIER STERLING KIDD
  2. KNIGHT, surnames mentioned: SHEAVALLIER CHEVALIER 

Morning Sun, New-Herald, Iowa, May 5, 1910, page 2



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Will of Thomas E. Brown

A while back I ordered the will of Thomas E. Brown hoping for a clue to the possibility that he could be the illegitimate father of hubby's 2nd great-grandfather, James Calaway Mullins.  No such luck. Although he turned out to be hubby's first cousin six times removed.


So I thought this would be a good place to share the will.


Hawkins County Court Clerk, Wills Vol.: 2 & 3, 1826-1921, page 169
Thomas E. Brown
      Know all men by these presence that I Thos. E. Brown, jr, of the County of Hawkins & State of Tennessee, viewing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make this my last will and testament, at my death I wish all my just debts and funeral expenses paid out of my estate.
     I further will that my beloved wife, Mary M. Brown, shall have the use of the homestid houses her life time, also to have one horse & one cow and beds and furniture, and my will is that my son, Samuel M. Brown, shall have the one hundred acres tract of land I bought of Abiga Martaine.
     I further wish to divide my mountain farm I bought of C. M. Starnes between my two sons, Sam'l M. Brown & Thomas Jesse Brown, beginning in the road where the road that they travel from Uncle Mat Cope's intersex the mountain Road, thence with said road toward Clinch mountain to a pair of draw bars called the meadow drawbars, thence towards Clinch mountain with fence that divides the meadow and what is called Born field to the uper end of meadow, thence with pathway of Mat Martain's passing near his chimney to the branch, thence up said branch and with said hollow to top of said mountain Martin Gap.
     My wish is that my son, Thomas Jesse Brown shall have alll the East side of mountain farm not sold to Tip Jones and Calaway Cope and I wish Sam'l M. Brown, my son, to have the South side of farm as I have divided, and I wish my son Samuel M. Brown to live with his mother and take care of her while she lives and If Samuel M. Brown, my son, should fail to take care of his mother and support her she is to have her support of home stid or dowry; and should I have at my death cash on hands after my debts and funeral expenses is paid, I wish it Equally divided between my two sons, Thomas Jesse Brown and Sam'l M. Brown and daughter Alice Pearson and my wife Mary M. Brown, This is my last will and testament, revoking all other wills made by me through life, in witness of the above I hereunto set my hand and seal, the Aug 8th 1899.
                                                                        Thos. E. Brown (Seal)
Witnesses:
     James M. Brown
     Robt. K. Cope                                              Probated Aug 6th 1900

I ordered the Will through Strictly by Name.  You might want to check it out. They have documents from Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.


Monday, June 6, 2011

A Corner in Ancestors - Ellis Family




The Syracuse Herald, March 11, 1917, page 10

Surnames mentioned: ELLIS FREEMAN FRENCH SPAULDING SHOOT

A "Corner in Ancestors" was a syndicated column published in various newspapers across the United States by McClure Syndicate. It was first written by genealogist Eleanor Lexington and then taken over by Frances Cowles.



Friday, May 20, 2011

A Corner in Ancestors - Simpson Family

A "Corner in Ancestors" was a syndicated column published in various newspapers across the United States by McClure Syndicate. It was first written by genealogist Eleanor Lexington and then taken over by Frances Cowles.

After today I am going to try and post articles from this column on Mondays.
Today's article concerns the SIMPSON family and the FLOURNOY family. 
Other surnames mentioned are PARKHURST, PATTEN, MCLEAN, MURRAY, HAMILTON, ESPY, ELDER, WALLACE, MELLIN, MUSSARD, PUERARI, EYRAND, WILLIAMS, BUCKNER, JONES.

Stephens Point Daily Journal, Stephens Point, Wisconsin, Oct 1, 1910, page 6

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Corner in Ancestors: The Sharp Family

I have discovered a long running series of articles printed in The Syracuse Herald called A CORNER IN ANCESTORS By Frances Cowles.  I want to post them here in the hopes that these articles may benefit someone.

This particular articled concerns the surnames SHARP, ROCKWELL, and BARTHOLOMEW.

The Syracuse Herald, January 2, 1916, page 86



Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Wheaton -- O'Keefe Wedding



Surnames: WHEATON O'KEEFE GALLIGAN SMOOT MCBRIDE BLACK GORMAN EDGINGTON

Sources: The Salt Lake Tribune, August 2, 1903, page 21.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Friend of Friends Friday - Tender Mercies of Slavery

Alton Observer,  March 23, 1827, page 3, published in Alton, Illinois


Slave: JOSIAH
Owner: John MARTIN

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Double Wedding

Twin Falls Times, published Twin Falls, Idaho, Dec 10, 1908, page 6
Surnames: SHOTWELL BOONE BEAUCHAMP WADE ZIMMERMAN


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Popular Young Couple Wedded


Surnames: LAU GORTON CLAWSON KELLER SULLIVAN 


Source: The Soda Springs Chieftain, published in Soda Springs, Idaho, August 16, 1917, page 1.



Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Train Kills Five

I stumbled onto the following article while searching through newspaper archives. This terrible tragedy did not happen to my direct relatives, but Vergie Elizabeth Jacobson Criddle was connected to me by marriage through the Poulsens on my dad's side and the Hess family on my mom's side.



Source: Ogden-Standard Examiner February 8, 1938, page 1 and 2


Surnames: CRIDDLE HESS JACOBSON JOHNSON MORTON SORENSON WILCOX GEARY LEWIS GILES SMITH WHITTIER LARSON FOSTER HUDSON STODDARD





Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Wedding at Wasatch


Source: The Salt Lake Tribune, August 25, 1901, page 18.

Surnames: MORRIS HEMPHILL MCCONAHAY ENSIGN PEARL FIELD HALL PORTER SWEETER WESTLAKE

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Pennsylvania Marriages




Surnames: HINKLE LEAS SCHNADER GARRETT STEIGLEMAN WILSON SNAVELY BERKHEIMER MYERS LITTLE SMITH SPANGLER SLAUER LUCAS FERTENBAUGH LIVINGSTON HARLACHER YOST LIMBERT EMLET MILLER 


Source: News Comet, East Berlin Pennsylvania, April 13, 1934, page 1.




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