Sunday, February 7, 2016

Beach Whitehead (1799 - 1874)

Beach Whitehead, my fourth great-grandfather, was born about 1799 in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  He married Sally Jennings on May 31, 1824 in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut.  They were married by Daniel Crocker, Minister of the Gospel.  Sally Jennings, born February 13, 1804 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, was the daughter of Moses Jennings and Ann Lobdell.

In 1828 Beach and Sally were living in a house constructed by him at 140 Old Redding Road in Redding. He is listed as a laborer in the 1850 U.S. census although he was listed as farmer in later censuses.  In 1870, he owned 5 acres of improved land in Redding valued at $500, 1 cow and 2 swine.  He was a member of the Congregational Church in Redding.

Beach died of pneumonia on December 13, 1874 at the age of 75 in Redding.  He is buried in Umpawaug Cemetery.  By 1880 Sally was living with her daughter Georgiana and Georgiana's family in Redding.  In 1888 Sally quit-claimed (along with others in the family) four and one-half acres to Georgiana. Sally died of pulmonary tuberculosis on December 5, 1892 at the age of 88 in Redding.

I am looking for the parents of Beach Whitehead.

Children of Beach and Sally Whitehead:

  1. Eleanor Whitehead, b. ca 1826, Redding, CT; d. January 11, 1880, Redding; m. July 3, 1843, Redding, John Partrick
  2. Angeline Whitehead, b. September 1828, m. April 9, 1845, Redding, Morris Jennings, m. ca. 1884, Samuel Northrup
  3. Alonzo Whitehead, b. December 1830, Redding, m. December 25, 1850, Redding, Mary Ann Elwood
  4. Mary J. Whitehead, b. June 1831, Redding, d. August 21, 1869, Redding
  5. Georgianna Whitehead, b. December 1834, d. after 1900, m. George Dudley
  6. Sarah E. Whitehead, b. ca 1838, Redding, m. February 17, 1858, Redding, Ebenezer Sanford
  7. Ambrose Beach Whitehead,  b. April 1844, Connecticut, d. after 1910, m. 1880, Sarah Elizabeth
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John and Elizabeth (Townsend) Pinchbeck

John Pinchbeck, my fourth great-grandfather, was baptized on July 8, 1731 in Normanby by Spital, Lincolnshire, England.  He was a child of Robert and Mary (Haulkshey) Pinchbeck.  John Pinchbeck and Elizabeth Townsend were married on May 14, 1758 in Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire.  I have not identified the parents of Elizabeth Townsend.

Children of John and Elizabeth Pinchbeck:

  1. William Pinchbeck, bapt. July 15, 1759, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire; d. November 12, 1836, Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire; m. March 3, 1789 Ann Marsdon, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  2. John Pinchbeck, bapt. October 4, 1767, Scothern, Lincolnshire
  3. Robert Pinchbeck, bapt. April 23, 1775, Scothern, Lincolnshire
It is probable that there were other children in this family.  Any cousins out there with more information about John and Elizabeth and their family, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Joseph and Betty (Morehouse) Beers

My fifth great-grandfather Joseph Beers, the son of Ephraim and Mary (Fanton) Beers, was baptized on November 28, 1775 in Weston, Connecticut.

On August 19, 1798, he married Betty Morehouse, daughter of Jesse and Hannah (Mills) Morehouse, in Weston. She was baptized March 9, 1780 in Green's Farm Church in Westport, Connecticut. Calculating from the information on her gravestone, she was born January 11, 1780.

 A farmer, Joseph appears to be a life-long resident of Weston.  He appears in the 1850 US census with wife Betty in the town of Weston.  I have not found a death record for him but I do not find him in the 1860 US census. Betty died May 16, 1856 and is buried in Coley Cemetery (also known as Norfield Cemetery) in Weston.

I am descended from Joseph and Betty Beers through their son Anson.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Peter Hines and Mary (Harman) Hines

My third great-grandparents, Peter and Mary (Harman) Hines were the parents of Margaret Hines.  Much of their lives remains a mystery to me.  However, Peter was the owner of 92 acres in Cook  Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania conveyed from William G. Robinson in 1833.  He died in October 1845 in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania less than a year after the birth of his youngest son and is buried in the Methodist Church Cemetery in Stahlstown.

Mary Harman, the daughter of Philip Henry Harman and Elizabeth Humm, was born in 1815 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  She married Peter Hines in say 1833.  Their marriage is confirmed in an 1839 petition by Philip Harman, son of Philip Henry Harman, that refers to Maria married to Peter Hines.  There is a record of Mary with her children in the 1850 U.S. census in Donegal, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.  But I have not found any record of her after that until her death on December 25, 1895 in Stahlstown.  She, too, is buried in the Methodist Church Cemetery.

Children of Peter and Mary Hines:

  1. Harman P. Hines, born January 11, 1834, Stahlstown, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; died November 29, 1917, Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; married Euphemia Johnson.
  2. Margaret J. Hines, born January 22, 1836, Pennsylvania; died January 24, 1884, Pennsylvania; married Henry Ferry.
  3. Catherine Elizabeth Hines, born February 5, 1840, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; died January 9, 1917, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania; married William Deater.
  4. Henrietta Hines, born September 29, 1841, Pennsylvania; died September 21, 1909, Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; married Hiram Shirey.
  5. John Hines, born 1842, Pennsylvania; married Elizabeth.
  6. Isaiah Mechling Hines, born March 8, 1845, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; died December 23, 1926, Cook, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; married Mary P. Thompson.
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas, cousins!

Wishing my cousins a Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!



Deliverance Bennett and Mary Bigg

Deliverance Bennett, my eighth great-grandfather, was the oldest child of Thomas and Sarah (Hubbard) Bennett.  If calculated by the inscription on his gravestone his birth date is January 5, 1689.  However, according to History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus he was born December 25, 1688.  I need to do some additional research into his date of birth.

Born in Connecticut, Deliverance was baptized March 31, 1695 in the Fairfield Church, Fairfield, Connecticut along with his siblings Thomas, Sarah and Tabitha.  He married Mary Bigg on March 15, 1708 in Fairfield.  Mary was born in October of 1688.  I have not determined who her parents were.

On August 29, 1759 Deliverance signed a will in Fairfield in which he named his wife and seven children.  His sons William and Moses were named executors.

Deliverance and Mary died within days of one another in 1761.  He on April 18 and she on April 14.  Their daughter Sarah (Bennett) Allen also died on April 18, 1761, and I wonder about what illness they perhaps shared that caused their deaths.  Deliverance and Mary Bennett are buried in Colonial Cemetery (also known as Lower Greens Farm Cemetery) in Westport, Connecticut.

Children of Deliverance and Mary (Bigg) Bennett:
  1. William Bennett, born January 8, 1708, died September 16, 1772; married Abigail Hickok
  2. Daniel Bennet, born November 11, 1711; married Sarah Trowbridge
  3. Sarah Bennett, born April 8, 1716, died April 18, 1761; married John Allen
  4. Eunice Bennett, born October 24, 1718; married Stephen Gray
  5. Benjamin Bennett, born July 2, 1721, died 1760; married Mary Lobdell
  6. Samuel Bennett, born August 24, 1723; married Abigail Sherwood
  7. Moses Bennett, born April 8, 1727
  8. Rachel Bennett, born October 11, 1729; married Eleazer Godfrey
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Joshua Lobdell (born 1671)

Joshua Lobdell, my eighth great-grandfather, was born December 23, 1671 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Simon and Persis (Pierce) Lobdell.

He married twice. His first wife, Mary Burwell, is my eighth great-grandmother whom he married August 11, 1695 in Milford, Connecticut.  Mary Burwell was the daughter of John and Alice Burwell. Together, Joshua and Mary had six children.  He married second Eunice Olmstead, daughter of John Olmstead and Mary Benedict Olmstead in 1713 in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  Eunice Olmstead is my eighth great-aunt.  Joshua and Eunice had 7 children together, all born in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Children of Joshua Lobdell and Mary Burwell Lobdell:

  1. Samuel Lobdell, born February 2, 1699; married Rebecca St. John
  2. Sarah Lobdell, born February 1, 1702; died young
  3. Joshua Lobdell, born March 16, 1703; married Mary Reynolds
  4. Mary Lobdell, born October 30, 1704; married Samuel Plum
  5. Ebenezer Lobdell, born February 24, 1707; married Rebecca Benedict; died 1801
  6. Susannah Lobdell, born February 27, 1709; married Seaborn Burt; died 1803
Children of Joshua Lobdell and Eunice Olmstead:

  1. Sarah Lobdell, born September 27, 1714; married Jabez Northrup
  2. Caleb Lobdell, born February 1, 1716
  3. John Lobdell, born August 21, 1721; married Ruth Sherwood
  4. Darius Lobdell, born October 18, 1729; married Mary Baldwin
  5. Elizabeth Lobdell, born November 14, 1732; married Isaac Northrup
  6. Simon Lobdell, born 1739
  7. David Lobdell, born ca 1739, married Phoebe Burt
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