Thursday, December 29, 2016

Belle Middlebrook Williams

Belle Middlebrook Williams

A photograph of my great-great-grandmother 
    who was married to Frank E. Williams
   I am descended from them through their 
     daughter, Maud Artemesia Williams.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Edwin Lafayette Beers

Photograph of Edwin Lafayette Beers.
Date on back of the photo is July 24, 1893.

I have written about my great-great-grandfather here.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Eugene Lafayette Beers

An undated photo of Eugene Beers
The photographer was located in Danbury, Connecticut.

This is the only photograph that I have of my great-grandfather. I have written about him here.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Lobdell Line

I have relied on the book Simon Lobdell -- 1646 of Milford Connecticut and his descendants by Julia Ardelia Harrison Lobdell as a source for my understanding of my Lobdell ancestors.  My fifth great-grandmother Annis (perhaps Eunice) Lobdell married Moses Jennings circa 1796 based on the age of their oldest child, Annis.  I am descended from them through their daughter, Sally Jennings.

Annis Lobdell Jennings was the daughter of Burwell and Anne (St. John) Lobdell. Burwell was born February 24, 1749 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut. Burwell and Anne married at the Wilton Congregational Church in Wilton, Connecticut on March 9, 1772.  They resided in Wilton where Burwell died in 1814.

Burwell Lobdell, my sixth great-grandfather, was one of fourteen children of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Benedict) Lobdell.  Ebenezer Lobdell was born February 24, 1707 and baptized in Milford, Connecticut. Ebenezer and Rebecca married December 28, 1732.  They resided in Ridgefield, Connecticut where Ebenezer died in 1801.

Ebenezer Lobdell, my seventh great-grandfather, was one of six children of Joshua and Mary (Burwell) Lobdell.  Joshua Lobdell was born December 23, 1671 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Simon and Persis (Pierce) Lobdell.  He died in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Joshua Lobdell, my eighth great-grandfather, was the son of Simon and Persis (Pierce) Lobdell.  Simon Lobdell, an early settler of Milford, Connecticut, was the immigrant ancestor arriving in Boston in 1645.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Extending the Clapp line

Wait Clapp, my eighth great-grandmother, was the daughter of Preserved Clapp and Sarah Newberry.  Born November 18, 1670 in Northampton, Massachusetts, Wait married John Taylor in 1690. Together they had ten children, five while they were living in Northampton and five after moving to Norwalk, Connecticut.  She died in Norwalk on January 29, 1721 and is buried at Kings Highway Cemetery in Westport, Connecticut.  I am descended through their son, Reuben Taylor.

Preserved Clapp, my ninth great-grandfather, was the son of Roger Clapp and Joanna Ford.  He was born November 23, 1643 in Dorchester, Massachusetts and married Sarah Newberry, daughter of Benjamin Newberry and Mary Allyn, on June 4, 1668 in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Together they had eight children. Sarah died October 3, 1716 and Preserved died four years later on September 22, 1720.  They are buried at Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton.

Roger Clapp, my tenth great-grandfather was born April 6, 1609 in Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England and was a passenger on the Mary and John in 1630.  He was one of the first settlers of Dorchester, Massachusetts arriving there June 17, 1630.  He married Joanna Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford (also passengers on the Mary and John), November 16, 1633.  They had fourteen children. His many accomplishments are detailed in the book The Clapp Memorial Record of the Clapp Family of America.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Extending the Taylor line

Reuben Taylor (1703 - 1752), my seventh great-grandfather who married Eunice Couch, descended from:

  • John Taylor (10 October 1667 - 18 November 1744) who married Wait Clapp (18 November 1670 - 29 January 1721), daughter of Preserved Clapp and Sarah Newberry, was the third child of....
  • John Taylor (1641 - 13 May 1704) who married Thankful Woodward (born 1646), daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Woodward, was the child of....
  • John Taylor (died 1646) who married Rhoda Tinker (1611 - 1698), immigrant ancestors

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Update on Great-Great-Grandfather Frank E. Williams

Previously I wrote a post on Frank Williams and Belle Middlebrook, my great-great-grandparents.  At the time that I wrote that post I did not know what had happened to Frank after Belle died in 1887.  Today, almost two years later to the day, I have pieced together a partial answer.

After Belle Williams died, Frank married Alma May Sartwell in Norwalk, Connecticut on July 20, 1889.  Some time between their marriage date and 1897 they moved to Derby, Connecticut.  Frank continued working as a moulder (his occupation when he lived in Weston, Connecticut) and according to the Seymour City Directory was working for the Seymour Iron Foundry in nearby Seymour, Connecticut in 1899.

Frank and Alma Sartwell Williams had at least three children together. Given the gap between the second and third child, I suspect there may have been other children:

  • Grace L. Williams, born July 3, 1893 at Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Emma Williams, born 1895 at Connecticut
  • Edna May Williams, born May 18, 1904 at Derby, Connecticut
Frank Eugene Williams died August 7, 1910 at Middletown, Connecticut at the age of 51.  Alma May Sartwell Williams died August 3, 1946 at the age of 79. Both of them are buried in Oak Cliff Cemetery in Derby, Connecticut. 

Some questions are still unanswered.  I'd like to know who raised Frank and Belle's three young children, Maud, Eva and Clifford, after Belle died and before they married.  Did they continue to live with Frank or did they go to live with grandparents or other relatives? Maud, my great-grandmother married in 1897 at the age of  18.  Eva married in 1899 at the age of 16.  Clifford was living with his sister Maud and Maud's family in 1900 when he was 15.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Reuben Taylor and Eunice Couch

Reuben Taylor and Eunice Couch Taylor are my seventh great-grandparents.

Reuben, born November 21, 1703 in Norwalk, Connecticut, is the son of John and Wait (Clapp) Taylor.  

Eunice, the daughter of Samuel and Edrea (Hurlbut) Couch was baptized March 2, 1706 in Fairfield, Connecticut. She is named in the will of Samuel as his daughter Eunice, wife of Reuben Taylor.

Reuben died in 1752 in Norwalk, Connecticut where his will was probated in the same year. 

Children of Reuben and Eunice (Couch) Taylor::
  • Reuben Taylor
  • Mary Taylor, b. December 3, 1731, d. September 11, 1807
  • Samuel Taylor, b. 1734, d. January 27, 1805
  • Eunice Taylor
  • Abigail Taylor
  • Thaddeus Taylor
  • Preserved Taylor, b. 1738, d. January 20, 1822
  • Martha Taylor
  • Betty Taylor
  • William Taylor
  • Adrea Taylor
  • Esther Taylor
Source: Jacobus, Donald Lines, compiler and editor, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield: For the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Fairfield Connecticut. New Haven, CT: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1930, Vol. II, part 2, p. 946-947.

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Preserved Taylor and Ruth Hanford

Preserved Taylor and Ruth Hanford Taylor are my sixth great-grandparents. They were married September 10, 1764 in Redding, Connecticut.

 Preserved, born 1738, is the son of Reuben and Eunice (Couch) Taylor.  He is named as a son in the estate papers of Reuben Taylor.  Preserved served as a Sargeant in Lieut. Colonel James Smedley's Company in Colonel Nathan Whiting's Second Regiment during the French and Indian War.  He enlisted March 19, 1762 and was discharged November 30 of the same year.

Ruth, born 1743, is the daughter of Samuel and Dinah (Comstock) Hanford. She is named in the will of Moses Comstock as the daughter of his late daughter Dinah Hanford.

Ruth pre-deceased Preserved on February 6, 1813 in Redding, Connecticut.  Preserved died January 20, 1822 in Redding and his estate was settled in the Danbury Probate District in 1822.  Both Ruth and Preserved are buried in Lower Starrs Plain Cemetery in Danbury, Connecticut. A photograph of Ruth's gravestone can be seen here on Find A Grave.

Children of Preserved and Ruth (Hanford) Taylor:
  • Abraham Taylor, b. January 2, 1765, d. 1813
  • Preserved Taylor, b. 1766, d. May 9, 1847
  • Ruth Taylor, b. 1767, d. October 5, 1774
  • Hannah Taylor, b. December 21, 1769, d. October 5, 1774
  • Rhoda Taylor, b. February 7, 1772
  • Eunice Taylor, b. July 22, 1773
  • Ruth Taylor, b. January 19, 1776, d. August 19, 1849
  • Hannah Taylor, b. January 28, 1779, 
  • Adah Taylor, b. May 6, 1781, d. April 2, 1812
  • Zillah Taylor, b. July 7, 1783, d. February 8, 1872
  • Lydia Taylor, b. December 4, 1785

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Monday, July 4, 2016

John Bates and Esther Banks

John Bates and Esther Banks Bates are my sixth great-grandparents. They were married June 11, 1752 in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 In the record of their marriage in the Barbour Collection, John is named as a son of Nicholas Bates, and the father of Esther Banks is named as Thomas Banks.  John Bates is named as a son in the 1741 will of Nicholas Bates of Danbury, Connecticut.

John pre-deceased Esther in 1778 in Redding, Connecticut.  He left a will naming his 8 children living at the time.  Esther died in Redding in 1780 with her estate being probated March 20, 1780.

Children of John and Esther (Banks) Bates:

  • Ezra Bates, b. July 20, 1753, d. March 15, 1754
  • Mary Bates, b. March 14, 1755, m. John Pickett
  • Ruth Bates, b. 1757, m. Enos Lee, Jr.
  • Ezra Bates, b. March 11, 1760, d. May 7, 1835
  • John Bates, b. July 25, 1762
  • Sarah Bates, b. ca 1765
  • Esther Bates
  • Nathan Bates, b. January 14, 1772, d. June 25, 1855
  • Aaron Bates, b. 1772

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Nathan Bates and Ruth Taylor

Nathan Bates and Ruth Taylor are my fifth great-grandparents.

Nathan Bates was born January 14, 1772 in Redding, Connecticut to John and Esther (Banks) Bates.  Nathan is named in his father's will of June 29, 1778.  I have calculated Nathan's date of birth from the information on his gravestone which gives his date of death as June 25, 1855, age 83 years, 5 month, 11 days.  According to Commemorative Biographical Record of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Nathan was a carpenter.  

Ruth Taylor was born January 19, 1776 in Redding to Preserved and Ruth (Hanford) Taylor. Ruth is mentioned in her father's probate papers as the wife of Nathan Bates.  She inherited property in the Picketts Ridge section of Redding from the estate of her father.  I have calculated Ruth's date of birth from the information on her gravestone which gives her date of death as August 19, 1849, age 73 years, 7 months.

Nathan and Ruth had seven children, two girls and five boys, after marrying about 1794.  Although they owned property in Redding, they are found in the U.S. census records in Danbury from 1800 through 1840.  After Ruth died in 1849, Nathan is found still in Danbury living with his grandson Burr Partrick and Burr's family.  (Burr's mother, Clarissa, is my fourth great-grandmother.) The neighboring families in the 1850 census are the same as those in the 1840 census, so it seems that Burr was living on what was Nathan's property. I have not checked land records in Danbury to see what happened to that tract of land.

Nathan and Ruth Bates are buried in Lower Starrs Plain Cemetery in Danbury. Photos of their graves can be seen on Find A Grave -- Nathan here and Ruth here.

Children of Nathan and Ruth (Taylor) Bates:
  • Hanford Bates, b. 7 May 1795, d. 7 March 1867
  • Clarissa Bates, b. 11 January 1799, d. 26 April 1860
  • Alson Bates, b. 24 January 1802, d. 9 June 1882
  • Stephen Bates, b. 25 May 1810, d. 28 January 1890
  • Lydia Bates, b. 5 November 1814, d. 3 May 1865
  • George Bates
  • Taylor Bates, b. 30 March 1816, d. 19 July 1895
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Halsey Partrick and Phoebe Lockwood

Halsey Partrick, my fifth great-grandfather, was born about 1767 in Norwalk, Connecticut to Stephen and Ellen Nash Partrick.  He married Phoebe Lockwood on September 8, 1791 at Greens Farm Church in Westport, Connecticut. Phoebe Lockwood was the daughter of Gershom and Martha Allen Lockwood. She was baptized on May 23, 1773 at Greens Farm Church.

Halsey and Phoebe lived in Wilton, Connecticut during their married life.  In 1814 Halsey bought property located on Chicken Street in Wilton from his brother Jared who moved to Otsego County, New York.

Phoebe died on July 16, 1842.  In the 1850 U.S. census Halsey is listed living with his daughter Mary Ann Jennings and her family. Halsey died on October 22, 1853 in Wilton.  Phoebe and Halsey are buried at Batterson Cemetery in Wilton.

Children of Halsey and Phoebe Lockwood Partrick:

  • Seymour Partrick; b. ca 1793; d. September 18, 1859
  • Zillah Partrick; b. ca 1794; d. November 7, 1843; m. Justus Sherwood
  • Fanny Partrick; b. 1797; m. Ira Bates
  • Silas Partrick; b. September 20, 1799; d. October 20, 1880; m. Clarissa Bates (my 4th great-grandfather)
  • Bradford Partrick; b. 1805; m. Nancy Allen
  • Noah Partrick; b. 1806; d. November 14, 1868; m1 Eliza Ann Williams; m2 Lucy Williams
  • Mary Ann Partrick; b. December 5, 1810; d. March 17, 1883; m. Orrin Jennings
  • George Partrick; b. 1811; d. November 8, 1869; m. Frances Jennings
  • William Edgar Partrick; b. ca 1813; d. February 12, 1913; m. Mary Northrup
  • Charles Partrick; b. October 31, 1815; d. February 26, 1895; m1 Harriet Amelia Van Hoosear, m2 Susan Hoyt
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Obadiah Lee and Rebecca Austin

My fifth great-grandparents Obadiah Lee and Rebecca Austin Lee were born in New York State in the 1700s.  According to his record in the 1850 U.S. census Obadiah was 81 years old making his year of birth about 1769.  Rebecca was born in 1775/6 according to the transcription of the information on her gravestone.  I have not been able to locate parents for either of them.  Any cousins reading this posting who have information on the parents that they would like to share, please get in touch.

Based on the date of birth of their oldest child Robert, I estimate that they were married about 1792, probably in New York State.  During their married life they lived in present day Kent, Putnam County until their deaths according to the 1800 to 1850 U.S. census records.  In the 1800, 1810 and 1820 census a Joseph Lee lived near them.

At some point after Rebecca died on February 6, 1843 Obadiah lived in the household of his daughter
Ruth who was then married to Harvey Mead.  Obadiah was listed as blind in the 1850 census and died May 9, 1855 in Kent.  I have not found a record of where Obadiah is buried.  Rebecca is buried at Leetown Community Ground Cemetery in East Fishkill, Dutchess County.  I went to the cemetery to try to photograph her gravestone and perhaps find Obadiah's but was unable to locate either site because of the overgrowth at the cemetery.

Obadiah's will of June 10, 1850 listed his children.

Children of Obadiah and Rebecca Austin Lee:

  • Robert T. Lee; b. 28 October 1793; d. 19 September 1858; m. Dena Knapp
  • Rachel Lee; ca 1799; m. Leeman Sturtevant
  • Thomas Lee; b. 10 September 1802; d. 30 March 1888; m. Esther Mead
  • Joseph Lee; b. ca 1804; d. 6 July 1842; m. Temperance
  • Sairy Lee; b. ca 1807; m. Williams Hicks
  • Milly Lee; b. 9 Feb 1810; d. 17 August 1865; m. Harris Smalley
  • Julia Ann Lee; b. ca 1812; d. 17 June 1887, Weston, CT; m. Lorenzo Dow Olmstead (my 4th great-grandmother)
  • Ruth Lee; b. 1814; d. 14 January 1893; m. Harvey Mead

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Charles O'Hara Middlebrook (1794 - 1831)

Charles O'Hara Middlebrook, my fourth great-grandfather, was born March 20, 1794 in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, the youngest child of Samuel and Mary (Middlebrook) Middlebrook. He was baptized in the Congregational Church on May 18, 1794.  He married Sarah "Sally" Monroe in the same church in 1820. Sally was born in 1793 in New York to Joseph and Rebecca (Gilbert) Monroe.

According to Register of the Middlebrook Family, Descendants of Joseph Middlebrook of Fairfield, Connecticut, Charles was a member of the 2nd Troop of the 4th Regiment of Cavalry, Connecticut Militia in 1816 and in 1820 was a Corporal in the 2nd Company, 3rd Regiment of Horse Artillery. I have not found the military records.

Charles owned property in Wilton and in Ohio.  He owned a store at the intersection of Drum Hill Road and Ridgefield Road in Wilton, not far from where I have a home now.  According to his will he owned property in Ohio.  Notices in the Huron Reflector newspaper of Norwalk, Ohio in 1834 and 1836 indicate that the property was in Sherman Township, Huron County as well as the town of Cannon in what was the Connecticut Western Reserve.

Charles signed a will on April 5, 1831.  He died shortly after on June 1, 1831 in Wilton at the age of 37 leaving a wife and five children under the age of ten.  He was buried in Hillside Cemetery in Wilton

Children of Charles O'Hara and Sarah (Monroe) Middlebrook:

  1. Mary Hoyt Middlebrook, b. September 8, 1821, d. December 12, 1905; m. Henry Sylvester Flower
  2. Samuel Middlebrook, b. October 24, 1822, d. March 10, 1908; m. Artemesia Olmstead
  3. Charles Middlebrook, b. June 18, 1824, d. January 13, 1888; m. Ellen Murphy
  4. James Monroe Middlebrook, b. January 22, 1826, d. June 20, 1866; m. Emily Olmstead (sister of Artemesia)
  5. Sarah Middlebrook, b. February 28, 1830, d. October 15, 1899; m. Orsamus T. Sexton
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Monday, March 28, 2016

Lorenzo Dow Olmstead and Julia Ann Lee

Lorenzo Dow Olmstead, my fourth great-grandfather, was born February 29, 1808, the oldest child of Alden and Sarah Wilson Olmstead.  He married Julia Ann Lee on December 5, 1829 in Farmers Mills, Putnam, New York.  They were married in the Baptist Church by Reverend N. Robinson. Julia was born ca 1812 in Dutchess County, New York to Obadiah and Rebecca (Austin) Lee.

According to his obituary, Lorenzo was a cattle dealer, buying and auctioning them off.  He was elected to a number of offices such as tax collector and constable, and he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was living in Wilton, Connecticut by about 1843 where he stayed until some time between 1860 and 1870.  By 1870 he was living in Ridgefield, Connecticut and he was in Weston, Connecticut by 1880.

Lorenzo signed a will July 7, 1887 shortly after Julia died on June 17 of that year.  He died at his home in Norwalk, Connecticut on August 17, 1895.  He was buried on August 19, 1895.

Both Lorenzo and Julia Olmstead are buried
at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton.

Children of Lorenzo Dow Olmstead and Julia Ann Lee Olmstead:
  1. Charles Olmstead, b. November 15, 1830, d. May 17, 1833
  2. Artemesia Olmstead, b. March 30, 1834, NY, d. August 4, 1864, CT; m. Samuel Middlebrook
  3. Emily Olmstead, b. February 22, 1837, NY, d. February 14, 1911, CT; m. (1) James Monroe Middlebrook (brother of Samuel Middlebrook) (2) John E. Morris
  4. Stephen Decatur Olmstead, b. August 12, 1839, NY, d. August 22, 1883, m. Martha Morenus
  5. Sarah Jane "Jennie" Olmstead, b. June 23, 1841, CT, m. Seth Francis Mills
  6. Lorenzo Vail Olmstead, b. February 1, 1848, CT, d. June 8, 1924, CT; m. (1) Lavinia Bennett, (2) Hilda Smith Stearns
  7. Mary Faustina Olmstead, b. June 11, 1854, d. November 23, 1861, CT
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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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