Mary Anne Bennison1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*William Bennison1
Birth*Mary Anne was identified as her father's third daughter.1
(Bride) Marriage Settlement22 December 1814A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 22 December 1814 was made between heir at law Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the first part, his brother William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. of the second part, William Bennison of Cavan in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Mary Anne Bennison, spinster third daughter of the said William Bennison, of the third part, and Thomas Lloyd of Ravensdale in the county of Louth, Esq. and William Webb of Castlecor in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands.1
Marriage*before 11 February 1815She married William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly, County Cavan, son of William Gerrard and Jane Vipont, before 11 February 1815, the date their marriage settlement agreement was registered.1
Will*Mary Anne (Bennison) Gerrard of Ryepark, County Leitrim, left a will2
Probate*1836 which was probated in 1836.2

Family

William Edward Gerrard d. 16 Apr 1866
Children1.Martha Gerrard3
2.William Bennison Gerrard4 b. 1825, d. 25 Dec 1842
3.Thomas William Gerrard3
4.Eleanora Gerrard3

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1623] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Mary Anne (Bennison) Gerrard of Ryepark, County Leitrim, Index to Prerogative Wills, 1811-1858. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858.
  3. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, William Edward Gerrard will dated 5 April 1866. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  4. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Evening Mail, February 8, 1843. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

William Bennison1

Residence*November 1814 In November 1814,he lived in Cavan, County Cavan.1
(Bride's Father) Marriage Settlement22 December 1814A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 22 December 1814 was made between heir at law Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the first part, his brother William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. of the second part, William Bennison of Cavan in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Mary Anne Bennison, spinster third daughter of the said William Bennison, of the third part, and Thomas Lloyd of Ravensdale in the county of Louth, Esq. and William Webb of Castlecor in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Marriage of Daniel Eccles of "Dondona", County Monaghan and Louisa Bennison of the parish of Saint Anne, spinster, 21 July 1810. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Enoch Benson1

b. 9 May 1863, d. 3 June 1925
Birth*9 May 1863Enoch Benson was born on 9 May 1863 in Cobb County, Georgia.1,2
Name VariationHis full name was Enoch Milton Benson.3
Marriage*1882He married Minnie L. Fowler about 1882.1,4
Census US 1900*1 June 1900Minnie L. and Enoch Benson were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. Enoch was 37 years of age and a farm laborer, and Minnie was 35 years of age. They had been married for 18 years, rented their house which was on a farm, and Minnie had given birth to seven children, six of whom were living and enumerated with their parents in 1900. The boys, Roy B., Paul H. and Clyde C., ages 16, 14 and 12, respectively, were all working as farm laborers; and the girls were Nanny C, Lola S. and Della, ages 11, 7, and ten months, respectively. Only Enoch was recorded as being able to read and write; each of the boys had attended school for three months of the census year; while none of the girls were reported to be receiving an educaton.1
Death*3 June 1925He died on 3 June 1925 in Byers, Clay County, Texas, at age 623
Burial* and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Byers.3

Family

Minnie L. Fowler b. 19 Jul 1864, d. 18 Jun 1944
Child1.Paul H. Benson1 b. 9 Jun 1885, d. 7 Mar 1959

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Enoch and Minnie L. Benson, Marietta, Cobb, Georgia; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0037; FHL microfilm: 1240188. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Enoch Milton Benson, Memorial# 10574241, his memorial reported his birth month as March. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Enoch Milton Benson, Memorial# 10574241.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Minnie Lee (Fowler) Benson, Memorial# 10574244.

John Benson1

Family

Child1.Joseph Benson+1

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Jonah Benson Jr.1

Marriage*30 September 1819He married Chloe Hathaway, daughter of Ebenezer Hathaway and Chloe Hooper, on 30 September 1819 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

Family

Chloe Hathaway b. 4 May 1794

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jonathan Benson1

Marriage*7 November 1740He married Martha Snell on 7 November 1740 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Family

Martha Snell
Child1.Lois Benson1 b. 16 Mar 1751

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Washburn, pages 338-350. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 345. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Joseph Benson1

Father*John Benson1

Family

Child1.Sarah Benson1

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Lois Benson1

b. 16 March 1751
Father*Jonathan Benson1
Mother*Martha Snell2
Birth*16 March 1751Lois Benson was born on 16 March 1751 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Marriage*11 November 1775She married Cornelius Washburn, son of Daniel Washburn and Experience Harlow, on 11 November 1775 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).4,5

Family

Cornelius Washburn b. 19 Mar 1753

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Washburn, pages 338-350. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 345. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 49, her name spelled "Louis."
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Washburn, pages 338-350, although the source is believed to have confused this younger Cornelius Washburn for his uncle, his father's brother, who died at age 7 in 1747.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 385.

Maria R. Benson1

b. 22 October 1873
Birth*22 October 1873Maria R. Benson was born on 22 October 1873 in Duffryn Mawr, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
Name VariationHer full name was Maria Roberta Benson.2
Marriage*21 March 1896She married David K. Frankenfield, son of Charles Frankenfield and Mary A. Seepel, on 21 March 1896 in Duffryn Mawr, Chester County.3
(Wife) Death11 July 1920Maria became a widow when David K. Frankenfield died on 11 July 1920 at about age 45.4

Family

David K. Frankenfield b. 3 Jun 1875, d. 11 Jul 1920

Citations

  1. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of David K. Frankenfield and Maria R. Benson on 21 March 1896 in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 000556685. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  2. [S223] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, draft registration of David Kratz Frankenfield, born 3 June 1875, wife Maria Roberta Frankenfield, residence address 161 Mechanics, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, registered in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Roll# , Draft Board. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration, 1917-1918.
  3. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of David K. Frankenfield, born on 3 June 1874 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Maria R. Benson, born on 22 October 1873 in Duffryn Mawr, Chester County, married on 21 March 1896 in Duffryn Mawr, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 000556685.
  4. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of David K Frankenfield, certificate# 78683, age 44, born on 3 June 1876 in Pennsylvania, died on 11 July 1920 in Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Chas K Frankenfield and Mary A Seepel. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.

Paul H. Benson1

b. 9 June 1885, d. 7 March 1959
Father*Enoch Benson2 b. 9 May 1863, d. 3 Jun 1925
Mother*Minnie L. Fowler2 b. 19 Jul 1864, d. 18 Jun 1944
Birth*9 June 1885Paul H. Benson was born on 9 June 1885 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.3,4,1,5
Name VariationHis full name was Paul Herman Benson.6
(Son) Census US 19001 June 1900Paul H. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. He was 14 years old, worked as a farm laborer, and had attended school for three months of the census year.2
Military Enlistment*10 July 1908Paul enlisted in the United States Army on 10 July 1908 in Fort Bliss, El Paso County, Texas, for a period of three years7
Military Discharge*14 April 1910 and was discharged by purchase on 14 April 1910 at Fort Sheridan, Lake County, Illinois.7
Marriage*10 January 1920He married first Blanche Worrall, daughter of Arthur J. Worrall and Mary Jane Roy, on 10 January 1920 in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.8,9,1
Census US 1920*January 1920Paul H. Benson was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on January 1920 at Camp Dix Army Base, Burlington County, New Jersey. He was a soldier farmer, and reported he was 30 years of age, although he was only 24, born in Georgia, and married.10
Census US 1930*15 April 1930Blanche and Paul H. Benson were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 15 April 1930 at 4619 Morris Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Paul's age was recorded as 48 years, although he was actually 44. He was a veteran of World War I and worked as a repair man for an electric battery company. Blanche was 39 years of age and worked as a teacher in a trade school. They had been married for nine years. They owned their house which was valued at $8,000, and also owned a radio set.5
Census US 1940*23 April 1940Blanche and Paul H. Benson were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 23 April 1940 in York Road on the east side of Atone Street, Warminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Paul's age was recorded as 52 years, although he was 54, and his birth place was incorrectly recorded as New Jersey, He was an unpaid family worker. He had completed his second year of high school. Blanche was 50 years of age, had completed her fourth year of college and was employed as a school teacher in a public school with income of $2,800. They owned their home which was valued at $3,500, and had lived in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1935.11
(Husband) Death26 October 1941Paul became a widower when Blanche (Worrall) Benson died on 26 October 1941 at age 52.12,9
Draft Registration*27 April 1942Paul H. Benson completed his World War I Draft Registration Card on 27 April 1942 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His home address was reported as York Road, Hartsville, Bucks County, and the person who would always know his address as Mrs. E.M. Benson of Byers, Texas.3
Marriage*He married second Julia V. H. Slack, daughter of Leonard M. Slack and Anna E. Fetters.13,1,14
Residence*1956Paul and Julia were listed at 820 Dartmoor Street N., Apartment D1, Gulfport, Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Florida, in the St. Petersburg, Florida City Directory of 1956.15
(Husband) Death6 April 1958Paul became a widower for the second time when Julia V. (Slack) Benson died on 6 April 1958 at age 57.13,14
Death*7 March 1959He died in 7 March 1959 in Pinellas County, Florida, at age 736,4,1,16
Burial* and was buried with his two wives in Neshaminy Cemetery, Hartsville, Bucks County.6,1,14

Family 1

Blanche Worrall b. Jan 1889, d. 26 Oct 1941

Family 2

Julia V. H. Slack b. 18 Oct 1900, d. 6 Apr 1958

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Paul H Benson, Memorial# 47558994. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Enoch and Minnie L. Benson, Marietta, Cobb, Georgia; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0037; FHL microfilm: 1240188. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1819] United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, registration dated 27 April 1942 of Paul H Benson of York Road, Hartsville, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, age 46, born on 9 June 1885 in Marietta, Georgia, USA, employed by Brewster Corporation, Johnsville, Bucks County, person who would always know his address Mrs. E,M. Benson, Byers, Texas, described as 5'8", 133 lbs., with blue eyes, balding blonde hair, and a light complexion, referencing The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, World War II draft cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Pennsylvania, Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, Group# 147, Series# M1951. Hereinafter cited as United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S2109] U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, indexed information for Paul Herman Benson, record type: Military Service, born on 9 June 1885, military date: 10 June 1919, residence place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died on 8 March 1959. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940.
  5. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Paul and Blanche Benson, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 27A; Enumeration District: 0672; FHL microfilm: 2341840. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1818] Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012, online at www.ancestry.com, burial card for Paul Herman Benson, born on 12 June 1885, age 73, died on 7 March 1959, served in the Army in World War I, registered in Bucks County, burial in Neshaminy of Warwick Cemetery in Hartsville, Pennsylvania, citing Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990, Series 1. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012.
  7. [S2055] U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, online at www.ancestry.com, enlistment record for Paul H Benson, born about 1885 in Georgia, United States, age at enlistment 23 1/12. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.
  8. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Paul H Benson and Blanche Worrall on 10 January 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 1018. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Blanch W Benson, Memorial# 47559003.
  10. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Paul H. Benson, soldier at Camp Dix Army Base, Camp Dix, Burlington, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1021; Page: 39B; Enumeration District: 92. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  11. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Paul and Blanche Benson, Warminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03447; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 9-87. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.
  12. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Mrs. Blanche Benson of Hatboro, Philadelphia County, certificate# 85649, age 52, school teacher in public school, married to Paul H. Benson, born about 1889 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, died of a meningioma brain tumor on 26 October 1941 in Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Arthur Worrall, born in England, and Mary Roy, born in New York, informant Paul H. Benson, Hatboro, burial on 29 October 1941 in Hartsville, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  13. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Julia S Benson of Chalfont, Bucks County, certificate# 34336, age 57, housewife, married to Paul H. Benson, born on 18 October 1900 in Ivyland, Pennsylvania, died on 6 April 1958 in Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Leonard Slack and Anna Fetters, informant Paul H. Benson, same address, burial on 9 April 1958 in Neshaminy of Warwick.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Julia V Benson, Memorial# 47559011.
  15. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Paul Benson and Julia Benson at 820 Dartmoor St N apt D I, St Petersburg; Gulfport; Pinellas Park, Florida, USA in the St Petersburg, Florida, City Directory, 1956. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  16. [S2042] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Paul H Benson, in March 1959 in Pinellas, Florida, United States. Hereinafter cited as Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.

Sarah Benson1

Father*Joseph Benson1
Marriage*circa 1686She married, as his first wife, Joseph Pratt, son of Joseph Pratt, circa 1686 in Hull, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Joseph Pratt b. 2 Feb 1665

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Agnes Bent1

b. 1631, d. 4 June 1713
Father*John Bent2 b. Nov 1596, d. 27 Sep 1672
Mother*Martha ______2 d. 15 May 1679
Birth*1631Agnes Bent was born about 1631 in England.3
(Daughter) ImmigrationApril 1638At about 7 years of age, Agnes and her four young brothers sailed to New England with their parents from Southampton, England, in the latter part of April 1638 in the ship "Confidence" of London, the whole number of passengers, "greate and little," being 110 souls.2
Marriage*circa 1646She married Edward Rice, son of Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost, circa 1646 in Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,4
Name VariationIn the History of Framingham, published in 1847, the author wrote that the children of Edward Rice were by a second wife, Anne, and that statement has been copied by other historians. It's not true, however, according to the Bent Family source, for John Bent, in his will dated in 1672, makes a bequest to his daughter Agnes Rice. He goes on to explain that (1) the name Agnes in the old records, particularly in the Bent family, was spelled Annis and sometimes abbreviated to Ann and (2) the Rices were both numerous and prominent in Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts and intermarried with the Bents more than a dozen times.3,5,6
(Wife) Death16 August 1712Agnes became a widow when Edward Rice died on 16 August 1712.3
Death*4 June 1713She died ten months after her husband on 4 June 1713 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, in her 83rd year.3

Family

Edward Rice b. 1618, d. 16 Aug 1712
Child1.Lydia Rice+1 b. 10 Dec 1649, d. 24 Sep 1723

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Woods, pages 1095-1098. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  2. [S1226] Allen H. Bent, The Bent Family in America : being mainly a genealogy of the descendants of John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed by David Clapp & Son, 1900), pages 11-13. Hereinafter cited as The Bent Family in America.
  3. [S1226] Allen H. Bent, The Bent Family in America, pages 14-15.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 620. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S1227] William Barry, A History of Framingham, Massachusetts : including the Plantation, from 1640 to the present time with an appendix, containing a notice of Sudbury and its first proprietors : also, a register of the inhabitants of Framingham before 1800, with genealogical sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Monroe and Company, 1847), pages 371-372. Hereinafter cited as History of Framingham, Massachusetts with genealogical sketches.
  6. [S1222] Andrew Henshaw Ward, A Genealogical History of the Rice Family : descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, who came from Berkhamstead, England, and settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1638 or 9, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858), page 6, although copying the incorrect information provided in Barry's Framingham History. Hereinafter cited as History of the Rice Family : Descendants of Edmund Rice.

John Bent1

b. November 1596, d. 27 September 1672
Birth*November 1596John Bent was born in November 1596 in Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England.1
Marriage*1624He married Martha ______ in England about 1624.1
Immigration*April 1638Martha and John Bent, his wife and five small children, sailed to New England from Southampton, England, in the latter part of April 1638 in the ship "Confidence" of London, the whole number of passengers, "greate and little," being 110 souls.1
Residence*They settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1
Death*27 September 1672He died on 27 September 1672 in Sudbury at age nearly 76.1

Family

Martha ______ d. 15 May 1679
Child1.Agnes Bent+1 b. 1631, d. 4 Jun 1713

Citations

  1. [S1226] Allen H. Bent, The Bent Family in America : being mainly a genealogy of the descendants of John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed by David Clapp & Son, 1900), pages 11-13. Hereinafter cited as The Bent Family in America.

Frances Beresford1

d. 7 October 1864
Father*William Beresford1
Mother*Elizabeth FitzGibbon2 b. 1732, d. 1807
Birth* Her parents' fourth daughter, Frances Beresford was born in Ireland.1,2
Marriage*14 January 1797She married, as his third wife, Colonel Thomas Burrowes, son of Thomas Burrowes and Jane Nesbitt, on 14 January 1797 in Ireland.1,3,4,2,5
Death*7 October 1864She died on 7 October 1864.5

Family

Thomas Burrowes b. 1742

Citations

  1. [S1559] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (Fourth Edition) in Two Parts, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. In Two Parts. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1862), Part I, Burrowes of Stradone, page 188. Hereinafter cited as History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (Fourth Edition).
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Beresford,_1st_Baron_Decies. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  3. [S1556] Sir Bernard Burke C.B. LL.D, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (9th Edition with Supplement), downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1899), Burrowes of Stradone House, page 57. Hereinafter cited as History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (9th Edition with Supplement).
  4. [S1622] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.
  5. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Harriet Beresford1

b. 1801, d. 31 March 1882
Father*Colonel Richard Beresford1
Birth*1801Harriet Beresford was born about 1801, the only child of her parents.1
Marriage*4 November 1816She married Arnold Robinson Burrowes, son of Thomas Burrowes and Sarah Greenland, on 4 November 1816.1
(Wife) Death28 August 1851Harriet became a widow when Arnold Robinson Burrowes died on 28 August 1851.1
Death*31 March 1882She died on 31 March 1882 at age 81.1

Family

Arnold Robinson Burrowes b. 1788, d. 28 Aug 1851

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Colonel Richard Beresford1

Residence*He lived at Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England,1
Occupation* and served with the Royal Horse Guards.1

Family

Child1.Harriet Beresford1 b. 1801, d. 31 Mar 1882

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

William Beresford1

Marriage*16 June 1763He married Elizabeth FitzGibbon on 16 June 1763.2
Name Variation1797At the time of his daughter Frances' marriage in 1797, William Beresford was known as Lord Decies, Archbishop of Tuam in County Galway, Ireland.1,2
(Husband) Death1807William became a widower when Elizabeth (FitzGibbon) Beresford died in 1807.2

Family

Elizabeth FitzGibbon b. 1732, d. 1807
Child1.Frances Beresford1 d. 7 Oct 1864

Citations

  1. [S1559] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (Fourth Edition) in Two Parts, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. In Two Parts. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1862), Part I, Burrowes of Stradone, page 188. Hereinafter cited as History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (Fourth Edition).
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Beresford,_1st_Baron_Decies. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Jennie Walker Berger1

b. May 1865
Birth*May 1865Jennie Walker Berger was born in May 1865 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*1889She married Charles Wright Mingle in 1889.1,2

Family

Charles Wright Mingle b. Aug 1865
Child1.Josephine Eleanor Mingle1 b. 13 Jan 1909, d. 17 Mar 1956

Citations

  1. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Joseph Edward Bloomfield of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, son of Herbert W. and Anne Bloomfield, and Josephine Eleanor Mingle of Philadelphia, daughter of Charles Wright and Jennie Walker (Berger) Mingle, on 14 January 1933 in Fallsington, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, in Messiah Chapel at All Saints Episcopal Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 176. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas E. and Virginia S. Berger, Philadelphia Ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 12; Enumeration District: 0648; FHL microfilm: 1241468. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.

Alexander Berry

Father*James Berry; note: James may be Alexander's father, brother or other relative. James Berry was a witness to the 1777 will of Walter Hinds and Thomas and Alexander Berry were named as trustees in the 1794 will of Walter Hinds' son, Ralph Hinds
(Trustee) Will15 April 1794Alexander Berry of Berrymount in the County of Cavan was named as a Trustee of the properties in the will of Ralph Hinds, dated 15 April 1794 and proved on 10 May 1794.1

Citations

  1. [S343] Ralph Hinds will (15 Apr 1794), Copy of the Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794.

Anna Berry1

(Family Member) Research NotesWith many thanks to the several descendants and extended family members of Mary Ann Hewett who published pages from her family Bible online for the benefit of other family members and researchers. We thank them for the opportunity to share the pages again here. They include information about the following members of Mary Ann's extended family: John M. Hewett, Sarah (______) Hewett, Sarah M. Hewett, Robert Carson Hewett, Susan F. Hewett, Joseph Campbell, Sophia (Kennedy) Campbell, Milton W. Riggs, Eliza G. (Beach) Riggs, Thomas Caleb Beach, Martha A. (Campbell) Beach, Thomas Black Campbell, Polly (Campbell) Campbell, James Campbell, Margaret (Berry) Campbell, John B. Campbell, Samuel F. Campbell, James G. Campbell, William Lusk Campbell, Orpha C. Campbell, Sally Campbell, Hannah Campbell, Green Berry Campbell, Eliza Jane (Campbell) Rice, William Adolphus Gillham, Sophia Margot (Campbell) Gillham, Barton Warren Campbell, Mary (Cooper) Campbell, Robert Carson Beach, Anna Berry, John W. Allen, Sallie F. (Campbell) Allen, Susan M. Campbell, Emma E. (Campbell) Ewing, Joanna Campbell, Sidney Ella Campbell, Mary Bell Campbell, Karl Campbell Allen, Lloyd Shackleford Allen, Caleb Beach, Augustus Henry Beach and Middleton Hewett Beach.1
Marriage*20 February 1866She married Robert Carson Beach, son of Caleb Beach and Mary Ann Hewett, on 20 February 1866 in Winchester, Scott County, Illinois.1,2

Family

Robert Carson Beach b. 20 Dec 1837

Citations

  1. [S1737] Mary Ann (Hewett) Beach Campbell Family Bible, from copies of original Bible pages shared online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Mary Ann (Hewett) Beach Campbell Family Bible.
  2. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, R. C. Beach and Annie Berry, Scott County, 20 February 1866. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Hannah Berry1

b. 30 January 1780, d. 2 June 1864
Birth*30 January 1780Hannah Berry was born, as estimated from her age at death recorded on her gravestone, about 30 January 1780.1
Marriage*9 March 1801She married Scott Riggs on 9 March 1801 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.2,1,3
Death*2 June 1864She died on 2 June 1864 at the age, as recorded on her gravestone, of 84 years, 4 months, 5 days1
Burial* and was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Winchester, Scott County, Illinois.1

Family

Scott Riggs b. 26 Mar 1778, d. 24 Feb 1872
Children1.John A. Riggs1,4 b. 21 Mar 1814, d. 11 Jan 1845
2.Milton W. Riggs5,1 b. 9 Feb 1820, d. 12 Dec 1893

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Berry) Riggs, Memorial# 22565103. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Scott Riggs and Hannah "Perry", Lincoln County, 9 March 1801. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Scott Riggs, Memorial# 22565055.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John A. Riggs, Memorial# 22564693.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Milton W. Riggs, Memorial# 92688135.

James Berry

(Witness to Will) Will18 July 1778James Berry, James Carrolly and James Stephens witnessed the will of Walter Hinds (1703-1777) of Corrakane dated 5 Aug 1777 and proven on 18 July 1778.1,2,3

Family

Children1.Thomas Berry; note: James may be Thomas's father, brother or other relative. James Berry was a witness to the 1777 will of Walter Hinds and Thomas and Alexander Berry were named as trustees in the 1794 will of Walter Hinds' son, Ralph Hinds
2.Alexander Berry; note: James may be Alexander's father, brother or other relative. James Berry was a witness to the 1777 will of Walter Hinds and Thomas and Alexander Berry were named as trustees in the 1794 will of Walter Hinds' son, Ralph Hinds

Citations

  1. [S341] Walter Hinds will (18 July 1778), Copy of the Will of Walter Hinds, deceased 1778, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of Walter Hinds, deceased 1778.
  2. [S340] Notes written about Ralph Hinds and Walter Hinds (of County Meath and County Cavan, Ireland), by William Richard Gore Hinds. National Archives of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland). In the Hinds packet of Wills, there were the above referenced Notes and three wills: T17655-Walter Hinds (proven 1778), T17654-Ralph Hinds (proven 1794) and T17653B-John Hinds (proven 1769).
  3. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Family Tree prepared by Rev. Edward "Joe" Isaac, grandson of Walter Hinds (1800-1879) and Margaret Charters (1815-1881). Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Margaret Berry1

b. 4 December 1782, d. 17 February 1869
(Family Member) Research NotesWith many thanks to the several descendants and extended family members of Mary Ann Hewett who published pages from her family Bible online for the benefit of other family members and researchers. We thank them for the opportunity to share the pages again here. They include information about the following members of Mary Ann's extended family: John M. Hewett, Sarah (______) Hewett, Sarah M. Hewett, Robert Carson Hewett, Susan F. Hewett, Joseph Campbell, Sophia (Kennedy) Campbell, Milton W. Riggs, Eliza G. (Beach) Riggs, Thomas Caleb Beach, Martha A. (Campbell) Beach, Thomas Black Campbell, Polly (Campbell) Campbell, James Campbell, Margaret (Berry) Campbell, John B. Campbell, Samuel F. Campbell, James G. Campbell, William Lusk Campbell, Orpha C. Campbell, Sally Campbell, Hannah Campbell, Green Berry Campbell, Eliza Jane (Campbell) Rice, William Adolphus Gillham, Sophia Margot (Campbell) Gillham, Barton Warren Campbell, Mary (Cooper) Campbell, Robert Carson Beach, Anna Berry, John W. Allen, Sallie F. (Campbell) Allen, Susan M. Campbell, Emma E. (Campbell) Ewing, Joanna Campbell, Sidney Ella Campbell, Mary Bell Campbell, Karl Campbell Allen, Lloyd Shackleford Allen, Caleb Beach, Augustus Henry Beach and Middleton Hewett Beach.2
Birth*4 December 1782Margaret Berry was born on 4 December 1782 in Kentucky.2,3,4
Name VariationShe was called Peggy.3
Marriage*26 December 1803She married James Campbell on 26 December 1803 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.5,1,3
(Wife) Death2 August 1840Margaret became a widow when James Campbell died on 2 August 1840 at age 67.1
Death*17 February 1869She died on 17 February 1869 at age 863
Burial* and was buried in Kincaid Cemetery, Winchester, Scott County, Illinois.3

Family

James Campbell b. 11 Mar 1773, d. 2 Aug 1840
Children1.John Berry Campbell+2 b. 4 Sep 1804, d. 9 Apr 1864
2.Joseph Campbell+6,3 b. 9 May 1806, d. 17 Apr 1864
3.Samuel F. Campbell+7 b. 29 Feb 1808, d. 21 Aug 1882
4.James G. Campbell8 b. 29 Mar 1810, d. 16 Mar 1886
5.William Lusk Campbell+9,3 b. 2 Sep 1812, d. 22 Jul 1888
6.Orpha C. Campbell10,3 b. 15 Jul 1814, d. 15 Jul 1886
7.Sally Campbell2 b. 4 Oct 1816, d. 4 Mar 1843
8.Hannah Campbell2 b. 21 Jul 1819, d. 4 Nov 1905
9.Green Berry Campbell+1,3 b. 2 Dec 1821, d. 14 Dec 1849
10.Eliza Jane Campbell11 b. 29 Feb 1824, d. 15 Apr 1908

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Campbell, Memorial# 51119025. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1737] Mary Ann (Hewett) Beach Campbell Family Bible, from copies of original Bible pages shared online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Mary Ann (Hewett) Beach Campbell Family Bible.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret "Peggy" (Berry) Campbell, Memorial# 64973233.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Margaret Campbell, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 292B; Image: 253. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Peggy Berry and James Campbell, Lincoln, Kentucky, 26 December 1803. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Campbell, Memorial# 124823793.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Finlay Campbell, Memorial# 108027631.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Givens Campbell, Memorial# 52814339.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Lusk Campbell, Memorial# 64973236.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Orpha C. (Campbell) Riggs, Memorial# 22564635.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jane (Campbell) Rice, Memorial# 117147804.

Mariah Berry1,2

b. August 1831
Birth*August 1831Mariah Berry was born in August 1831 in Illinois.1,3
Marriage*4 August 1849She married William Gordon, son of William E. Gordon and Nancy Berry, on 4 August 1849 in Scott County, Illinois.1,2
(Daughter-in-Law) Census US 185012 October 1850Mariah appeared with her husband and son on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of her mother-in-law, Nancy Heaton, in Morgan County, Illinois. Mariah's husband was 22 years old and doing the farming, she was 19, and their baby, William, was recorded as 0.1,4

Family

William Gordon b. Aug 1826
Children1.William Edwin Gordon+1,5 b. 22 Jun 1850, d. 22 Oct 1929
2.Henry L. Gordon+6 b. 25 Jun 1852, d. 12 Feb 1938
3.David O. Gordon7 b. 10 Jun 1857, d. 13 Mar 1941

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, William M. Gordon and Mariah L. Berry, Scott County, 4 August 1849. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Mary Gordon, Point Pleasant, Scott, Illinois; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240344. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Edwin Gordon, Memorial# 176615437.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Lincoln Gordon, Memorial# 148556838.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, David Oscar Gordon, Memorial# 92676851.

Nancy Berry1

b. 15 October 1803, d. 13 March 1876
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father-Possible*Samuel Berry1,2 b. 1775
Birth*15 October 1803Nancy Berry was born on 15 October 1803 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*14 October 1823She married first William E. Gordon, son of ______ Gordon, on 14 October 1823 in Madison County, Illinois.3,4,1
Residence*After their marriage, Nancy and William settled on a homestead near Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. Their first home was a one room log cabin, measuring 20 by 20 feet.5
Biographical Info*Family stories reported that Nancy could swim the Illinois River, which was quite a feat for a woman, it was said at the time.6
(Wife) Death6 November 1839Nancy became a widow when William E. Gordon died on 6 November 1839 at age 37.4
Census US 1840*1840Head of Household Nancy Gordon was transcribed as Nancy "Gardens" on the 1840 census taken on 1840 in Morgan County, Illinois. Her household consisted of 7 people: David would have been the 1 free white male aged 5 thru 9, William would have been the 1 free white male aged 10 thru 14, John would have been the 1 free white male aged 15 thru 19, Sarah would have been the 1 free white female under 5, Mary and Elizabeth would have been the 2 free white females aged 5 thru 9, and Nancy, the 1 free white female aged 30 thru 39. One member of the household was employed in agriculture.7
Marriage*24 April 1843She married second Valentine Heaton, son of James Heaton and Barbara Kinder, on 24 April 1843 in Morgan County, Illinois. Valentine had described Nancy as his childhood sweetheart. They had quarreled for some reason, and broken up, and she had married William E. Gordon and moved with him to Morgan County.

At Gordon's death in November 1839, Nancy was left a widow with six children, and was having a hard time financially. She was struggling to support her family and to keep the farm on which she lived. Valentine heard of her hardship from a man who had gone to Madison County for supplies. Upon learning the news. Valentine said he would go to Morgan County and marry her, if she would have him, as he had never loved any other girl. The man advised against it, telling Valentine that Nancy had teenage sons who might resent a stepfather. Valentine, however, went to Morgan County, and to Nancy, anyway.8,6,1
Residence*After their marriage, Nancy and Valentine continued to live on the farm to which she had come as a bride in the fall of 1823. Valentine purchased more land in Morgan County and proved to be a good provider and stepfather to Nancy and her children.6
(Wife) Death28 November 1845Nancy became a widow for the second time when Valentine Heaton died on 28 November 1845 at about age 45.6
Census US 1850*12 October 1850Nancy was enumerated as Nancy "Haden" on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in Morgan County, Illinois. She was 47 years of age with real estate valued at $1,600. Her son William Gordon was 22 years old and doing the farming, and his wife Maria was 19 and their baby William was recorded as 0. Nancy's daughters, Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah Gordon, were 19, 17, and 13, respectively, and all had attended school within the year. Her son, Samuel Heaton, was 4. Nancy's father, Samuel Berry, was also enumerated in Nancy's household in 1850. He was 75 years of age.2,1
Census US 1860*23 June 1860Nancy appeared on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was recorded as 50 years of age, only 3 years older than she had been 10 years earlier, with real estate valued at $6,400 and a personal estate valued at $500. The household enumerated immediately before hers on the same census page was that of her son John Gordon. Residing in Nancy's household was her son Samuel who was 15 and had attended school within the year, and her daughters, Mary who was 32 and Sarah who was 21. A servant, Mary Davis, age 16, also resided in Nancy's household in 1860.9
Census US 1870*29 July 1870Nancy was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 67 years of age and keeping house with real estate valued at $42,000 and a personal estate valued at $6,000. She was enumerated as the only member of her household, although her son John Gordon's household was enumerated immediately preceding hers on the same census page, and her son Samuel Heaton's household was enumerated immediately following hers on the same census page. So, Nancy was still surrounded by her family and loved ones in 1870.10
Death*13 March 1876She died on 13 March 1876 in Scott County, Illinois, at age 721
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. Her obituary reported her an aged lady of seventy-four years, "widely known in the southern part of the county and much respected wherever known." She had enjoyed good health until the fall of 1875 when "she was prostrated by pneumonia from the effects of which she never fully recovered."1

Family 1

William E. Gordon b. 2 Oct 1802, d. 6 Nov 1839
Children1.John Gordon+1 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
2.William Gordon+2 b. Aug 1826
3.David Berry Gordon11,12 b. 29 Nov 1828, d. b Jun 1850
4.Mary H. Gordon+2 b. 1831, d. 1913
5.Elizabeth Gordon+2 b. 16 Oct 1833, d. 17 May 1920
6.Sarah Gordon+2 b. 1836, d. 10 Apr 1915

Family 2

Valentine Heaton b. 1801, d. 28 Nov 1845
Child1.Samuel Washington Heaton+2 b. 2 Aug 1845, d. 28 Mar 1912

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Nancy Berry and William Gordon, 14 October 1823, Madison County, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William E. Gordon, Memorial# 89189121.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Gordon, Memorial# 29237777.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191, citing page 146 of The Family History of Morgan County, Illinois, May 1976, compiled by the Jacksonville Area Genealogical Society.
  7. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Gardens, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 433. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  8. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Nancy Gordon and Valentine "Heiton", 24 April 1843, Morgan County, Illinois.
  9. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Heaton, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  10. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Heaton, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, David Berry Gordon, Memorial# 89189087.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191.

Samuel Berry1

b. 1775
Birth*1775Samuel Berry was born about 1775 in Delaware.1
(Father) Census US 185012 October 1850Samuel appeared on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of his daughter, Nancy Heaton, in Morgan County, Illinois. He was 75 years of age.1,2

Family

Child1.Nancy Berry+2,1 b. 15 Oct 1803, d. 13 Mar 1876

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Thomas Berry

Father*James Berry; note: James may be Thomas's father, brother or other relative. James Berry was a witness to the 1777 will of Walter Hinds and Thomas and Alexander Berry were named as trustees in the 1794 will of Walter Hinds' son, Ralph Hinds
(Trustee) Will15 April 1794Thomas Berry of Rockfield in the County of Cavan was named as a Trustee of the properties in the will of Ralph Hinds, dated 15 April 1794 and proved on 10 May 1794.1

Citations

  1. [S343] Ralph Hinds will (15 Apr 1794), Copy of the Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794.

Aaron Bertels1

b. 1836, d. 24 March 1912
Birth*1836Aaron Bertels was born in 1836.1
Name-SpellingsAnother variation of the spelling of the BERTELS family's surname found in our research was Bertles.1,2
Marriage*He married Sarah Ann ______.3,1
Death*24 March 1912He died on 24 March 1912 in his home at 22 Houghton Avenue, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, at about age 761
Burial* and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Mercer County.1

Family

Sarah Ann ______ b. 1838, d. 5 Aug 1918
Child1.Caroline Bertles1,2 b. 3 Mar 1863, d. 4 May 1952

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Aaron Bertels, Memorial# 38602031. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Caroline (Bertles) Worthington, Memorial# 13057469.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Ann Bertels, Memorial# 36163433.

Caroline Bertles1

b. 3 March 1863, d. 4 May 1952
Father*Aaron Bertels2,1 b. 1836, d. 24 Mar 1912
Mother*Sarah Ann ______3,1 b. 1838, d. 5 Aug 1918
Birth*3 March 1863Caroline Bertles was born on 3 March 1863 in Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.4,1
Name VariationShe was called Carrie.5
Name-SpellingsAnother variation of the spelling of the BERTLES family's surname found in our research was Bertels.4,6,1,3,2
Name VariationHer name as it appeared, on both her marriage application and marriage license, was Carrie P. Bertels, and on her duplicate marriage certificate was Carrie P. Bertles.5
Marriage*22 October 1888She married, as his second wife, William S. Worthington on 22 October 1888 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. William was 43 years of age, a resident of Solebury, Bucks County, and a farmer. His parents were William and Mary A. Worthington, and his first wife had died on 25 June 1886 as he reported on his marriage application, or on 5 June 1883 as recorded on her gravestone. Carrie was 28 years of age, a housekeeper, and also a resident of Solebury. She had not been married previously and her parents were Aaron and Sarah "Bertles."5,1,7
(Wife) Death1 September 1919Carrie became a widow when William S. Worthington died on 1 September 1919 at about age 75.8
Death*4 May 1952She died on 4 May 1952 in the Bucks County Home, Doylestown, at age 891,4
Burial*8 May 1952 and was buried on 8 May 1952 in Section D-27-4W, of Solebury Friends Burying Grounds, Solebury.1,4

Family

William S. Worthington b. 1844, d. 1 Sep 1919

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Caroline (Bertles) Worthington, Memorial# 13057469. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Aaron Bertels, Memorial# 38602031.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Ann Bertels, Memorial# 36163433.
  4. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Caroline Bertles Worthington, certificate# 41385, age 89, widow, domestic housework, born on 3 March 1863 in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, died on 4 May 1952 in Bucks County Home, Rural Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Aaron Bertles and Sarah Anne Bertles, informant Norma M. Leatherman, Doylestown, burial on 8 May 1952 in Solebury Friends, Solebury. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  5. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William S. Worthington and Carrie P. Bertels or Bertles on 22 October 1888 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 000927060. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  6. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William S. Worthington and Carrie P. Bertels or Bertels on 22 October 1888 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 000927060.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Kate Shean Worthington, Memorial# 14512865, her gravestone recorded her date of death as 5 June 1883 and the memorial transcription reported it as 5 January 1883.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Worthington, Memorial# 13057554.

Lydia Besse1

Marriage*7 July 1748She married Samuel Leonard of Bridgewater, son of Josiah Leonard and Abigail Washburn, on 7 July 1748 in Wareham, Plymouth County.1

Family

Samuel Leonard b. s 1720

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.