Sophia Kennedy1

b. 1812, d. 1840
Father*John Cannady Jr.2 b. 1789
Mother*Mary Vandiver2 b. 1790, d. 1864
(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.3
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the KENNEDY surname found in our research was Cannady.2
Birth*1812She was born as Sophia Cannady about 1812.2
Marriage*22 December 1831She married, as his first wife, Joseph Campbell, son of James Campbell and Margaret Berry, on 22 December 1831 in Morgan County, Illinois.3,1,2
Death*1840She died about 1840 at about age 28.2

Family

Joseph Campbell b. 9 May 1806, d. 17 Apr 1864
Children1.Martha A. Campbell4 b. 3 Jun 1833, d. 3 Feb 1904
2.Polly Campbell3 b. 14 May 1836, d. 30 Apr 1856
3.Barton Warren Campbell5 b. 27 May 1838, d. 26 May 1916
4.Sophia Margot Campbell6 b. 21 May 1840, d. 26 Jan 1914

Citations

  1. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Joseph Campbell and Sophia Kennedy, Morgan County, 22 December 1831. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  2. [S1736] Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 113 : 1914, online at www.ancestry.com, page 174, Mrs. Sue B. Gillham Post, #112529. Hereinafter cited as Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 113 : 1914.
  3. [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.
  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, Martha A. (Campbell) Beach, Memorial# 12531060. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Barton W. Campbell, Memorial# 52627557.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sophia Margot (Campbell) Gillham, Memorial# 93898228.

Eleanora Kenny1,2,3

Name VariationShe was called Ellen.3,4,2
Marriage21 August 1849She married, as his first wife, Gerard Walter Ambrose Galwey, son of Gerard Galwey and Mary Catherine Molloy, on 21 August 1849 in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter, Athlone, County Westmeath. Witness to their marriage were Gerard's brother, Neil Arthur Galwey, and Christina Craw__?__.1,3,4

Family

Gerard Walter Ambrose Galwey b. 2 Jan 1820, d. 30 Apr 1868
Child1.John Gerard Galwey+3,4 b. 19 Sep 1858

Citations

  1. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 August 1849 at the Roman Catholic Church of St Peter's, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, of Eleanora Kenny and Gerrard Galwey, witnesses were Neil Galwey and Catherina Craw_____, citing the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Microfilm 04615 / 03. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915.
  2. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 March 1881 at the Roman Catholic Church of Rathmines, Rathmines, Dublin city, Ireland, Ireland, of John Galwey of Cork, son of Gerald Galwey and Eleanora Galwey, married Matilda Byrne, citing the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Microfilm 09200 / 08.
  3. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of John Gerard Galwey on 22 September 1858, age 0, born on 19 September 1858, baptised at the Roman Catholic Church of St Patrick's, Cork city, Cork, Ireland, child of Gerard Galwey and Ellen Kenny of 196 Lower Road, Parish Variants: St. Patrick's, Cork, Diocese of Cork and Ross, citing the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Microfilm 04788 / 02.
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, marriage on 28 April 1881 of John G. Galwey of Cork Places, son of Gerard Galwey and Eleanora Galwey, and Matilda Byrne of Kenilworth Terrace, daughter of Joseph Byrne and Carolina Byrne, at the Roman Catholic Church at Rathmines, County Dublin, Halton Conron and Maria Agnes Byrne signing as witnesses, with the church register page attached. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Jacob Kensler1

d. 3 July 1832
Marriage*13 September 1810He married Mary Kinser on 13 September 1810 in Wythe County, Virginia.2,3
(Appraiser) Administration20 December 1831John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson were appointed by the judge of the probate court of Madison County on 20 December 1831 to appraise the estate of Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin, deceased. John was a brother-in-law of two of Barbara's daughters, Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, Jacob was the father-in-law of Barbara's son, John Heaton, and Ephraim was the future father-in-law of Barbara's son, James Laughlin.4,5,6,7
(Appraiser) Inventory10 January 1832John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson, acting as the probate court appointed appraisers of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, submitted their certified inventory list with appraised value of $560.75 to the probate court in Madison County on 10 January 1832. After items were sold and adjustments were made by her administrators, Thomas G. Lofton and Isaac Gillham Jr., the value of her estate had increased to $747.98½ and was submitted to the court on 4 April 1832 and filed by the court on 7 April 1832. Barbara's inventory analysis was confusing, both then and now, because the probates of Valentine Kinder and Alexander Laughlin, her father and husband, respectively, were at times being probated simultaneously with Barbara's. Her father's case had some legal issues which dragged things out. The paperwork of the three probates overlapped at times, and some documents were interchanged and misfiled by the court. Additionally, two probate packets were found for Barbara, causing her to be indexed twice. We found one folder with her surname spelled correctly and the other with it spelled "Langhlin."8,9
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Jacob was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, his name appearing on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.9
Death*3 July 1832He died intestate on or about 3 July 1832.10,11
Probate*28 July 1832His estate was opened for probate on 28 July 1832 at Madison County, Illinois, with the appointment of his widow Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham as Administratrix and Administrator, respectively. David Prickett, Judge of Probate for Madison County, Illinois, wrote that whereas Jacob Kensler died intestate on or about the 3rd day of July AD 1832 having at his decease personal property in Illinois which may be lost, destroyed or diminished if speedy care be not taken of the same to the end therefore that the said property may be collected and preserved for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein. He then appointed Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham Administratrix and Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said Jacob Kensler at the time of his decease with full power and authority to secure and collect the said property and debts wheresoever the same may be found in Illinois and in general to do and perform all other acts which now are or hereafter may be required of them by law.

James Botkin, after being duly sworn and deposed that same day, testified that the personal estate of which Jacob Kensler died possessed did not exceed in value the sum of $600, to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Also on 28 July 1832, Mary Kensler, James Botkin, John Heaton and Thomas Gillham agreed to be held and firmly bound unto the people of the state of Illinois in the penal sum of $1,200 current money of the United States which payment, well and truly to be made and performed, they and each of them did bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, jointly, severally and firmly. The judge went on to write that the condition of the above obligation was such that if the said Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham, Administratrix and Administrator of all and singular the good and chattels, rights and credits of Jacob Kensler, deceased, do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of them, the said Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham as such Administratrix and Administrator, or to the hands of any person or persons for them. And the same so made, did exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the court of Probate for the said county of Madison, agreeably to law, and such goods and chattels, rights and credits, to well and truly administer according to law and all of the rest of the said goods and chattels, rights and credits which shall be found remaining upon the account of the said Administratrix and Administrator, the same being first examined and allowed by the Court of Probate, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively, as may be legally entitled thereto and further to make a just and true account of all their actings and doings therein when thereunto required by said court. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the deceased and the same be proved in court, and letters testamentary or of administration be obtained thereon, and the said Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham to, in such case on being required thereto, render and deliver up the letters of administration granted to them as aforesaid and shall in the general do and perform all other acts which may at any time be required of them by law, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. The document was signed and sealed by Mary Kensler who made her mark, Thomas Gillham, James Botkin and John Heaton.

In a third document, also dated July 28, 1832 and signed by Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham, they solemnly swore they would well and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattels, rights, credits and effects of Jacob Kensler, deceased, and pay all just claims and charges against his estate so far as his goods, chattels and effects shall extend and the law charge them, and that they would do and perform all other acts required of them by law to the best of their knowledge and abilities.10,12,13

Family

Mary Kinser
Children1.Rocceana Kensler+1 b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
2.Jacob Kensler14

Citations

  1. [S1728] Heaton Researcher Dave Benne of "Show-Me Ancestors" online at https://www.showmeancestors.com/gen/, and multiple e-mail exchanges with LHB on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton (Dave Benne) Research, Website and Email Messages."
  2. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, page 269, image 154 of 725. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  3. [S1405] Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Jacob "Kinsler" and Mary Kinser on 13 September 1810 in Wythe County, Virginia, citing FHL Film Number: 34254, Reference ID: Page 43. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 146 of 725; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham appointed administrators of estate of Barbara Laughlin who died intestate on or about 9 Dec 1831.
  5. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 530; 20 Dec 1831 Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham, administrators, made their sworn statement to the probate court that in their opinion the total value of the personal estate of which Barbara died possessed would not exceed $800.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 536; 20 Dec 1831 John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson appointed to appraise Barbara's estate.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 538-539; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton, William Gillham and Isaac Gillham posted bond of $1600.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 550-554; completed 10 January 1832, certified 4 April 1832, filed 7 Apr 1832, inventory of estate totaling $560.75.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Jacob Kensler, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 154 of 725; 28 Jul 1832, Jacob Kensler died intestate, as it was said, on or about 3 Jul 1832, and the probate court judge appointed Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham as administrators of his estate.
  11. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, 1832, Case Number 29, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 1375-1430 of 1996, image 1377; 28 Jul 1832, James Botkin swore his oath that Jacob Kensler had departed this life on or about 3 Jul 1832 and that he died intestate.
  12. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430, Petition Papers images 1379-1381.
  13. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430, Account Papers image 1421.
  14. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430 of 1996, images 1388-1395.

Jacob Kensler1

Father*Jacob Kensler1 d. 3 Jul 1832
Mother*Mary Kinser1
(Son) Estate SaleAugust 1832Jacob was among those relatives, friends and neighbors who purchased items from the estate of his father, Jacob Kensler, of Madison County, Illinois, in August 1832. The list of purchasers included the names of Jacob's widow, Mary Kensler, their son Jacob Kensler, the administrator of the estate, Thomas Gillham, the fourth party to the probate bond, James Botkin, Jacob's son-in-law, John Heaton, his brother, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Ephraim Davidson and Hiram Arthur.1

Citations

  1. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430 of 1996, images 1388-1395. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.

Rocceana Kensler1

b. 15 September 1811, d. 21 February 1886
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Jacob Kensler2 d. 3 Jul 1832
Mother*Mary Kinser3,4
Birth*15 September 1811Rocceana Kensler was born on 15 September 1811 in Virginia.5,1,6
Marriage*23 December 1830She married first John Heaton, son of James Heaton and Barbara Kinder, on 23 December 1830 in Madison County, Illinois.1,7
Residence*John and Rocceana lived with their children in Madison County, Illinois.1
(Wife) Death29 January 1844Rocceana became a widow when John Heaton died intestate on or about 29 January 1844 at about age 45. He left her with seven children ranging in age from 12 to 3 years.8,1
(Widow) Probate6 February 1844Rocceana (Kensler) Heaton witnessed the probate of the estate of John Heaton on 6 February 1844 at Madison County.8,9
Probate*25 June 1845Rocceana paid a total of $3.50 in tuition for her children, Jacob Heaton, Emaline Heaton and Mary Ann Heaton, on 25 June 1845 from funds available to her from her husband's probate. Her receipt indicated that the charges were for a total of 91 days at the rate of $2.50 per quarter, and was further itemized by child with Mary Ann charged with 19 days, Emaline with 24 days and Jacob with 48 days.10
Marriage*3 February 1848She married second James H. Spence on 3 February 1848 in Madison County, Illinois. He was about 12 years younger than his wife.1,11,12
Census US 1850*22 October 1850Rocceana and James H. Spence were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison County, Illinois. James was 26 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500, and "Roxceanna" was 38. Five of the Heaton children from their mother's first marriage resided in the household of their stepfather in 1850. Valentine was 18, Emaline 15, Jacob 13, James 10, and Matilda 9. Catherine Spence, daughter of James and Rocceana, was age 1. All of the children except Catherine had attended school within the year. In 1850, Rocceana's eldest daughter, Henrietta Heaton, age 16, was enumerated as a student in a seminary school for girls in Madison County, Illinois.13
Census US 1860*28 July 1860Rocceana and James H. Spence were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in Township 3 Range 9, Venice post office, Madison County, Illinois. Their surname was transcribed as "Spiece". James was 35 years of age, and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,800 and a personal estate valued at $1,000. "Roxiana" was keeping house and her age was recorded as 28, 10 years less than had been recorded 10 years earlier. She was likely about 48 in 1860. Three of Rocceana's children from her marriage with John Heaton resided with her in the Spence household. Emeline was 21 and keeping house with her mother, James was 20 and a laborer, and Matilda was 18 and also keeping house. Two children of James and Rocceana Spence also resided with their parents. Catherine was 11 and John was 9. All five of the children had attended school within the year. Adam Gates, age 60 and born in France, also resided with the family in 1860 and worked as a farmhand. Lucinda Braden, whom James Heaton would marry in 1863, was enumerated in her father's household on the same census page.14
Census US 1870*21 July 1870Rocceana and James H. Spence were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in Township 3, Range 9, Madison County, Illinois. James was 45 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $10,000 and a personal estate of $800. His birth place was recorded as Missouri. Rocceana was 58 and keeping house. Two of their children resided with the couple in 1870. Catherine was 20 and John was 18 and had attended school within the year. A 22-year-old male laborer also resided in the Spence household in 1870.15
Census US 1880*12 June 1880Rocceana and James Hamilton Spence appeared on the 1880 census taken on 11 and 12 June 1880 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. James was enumerated as "Hamilton J. Spence", 54 years of age and a farmer, and Roxana was 68 years of age and keeping house. Residing with the couple in 1880 were three children. The two youngest children were identified as the couple's grandsons. Henry Deer was 8 years old and his brother Osie Deer was 6. Their mother had been born in Illinois and we believe was Roxana's daughter, Matilda Heaton. The boys' father had been born in Germany. The third and oldest child residing in the Spence household in 1880 was a 14-year-old girl named Augusta Taulmann, who was identified as "adopted". She had been born in Illinois and there was no record of where either of her parents had been born or who they were. All three of the children had attended school within the census year. Two men described as laborers also resided with the Spence family in 1880. John Koerner was 60 years of age, born in Kentucky and his relationship to the family was recorded as "servant", and Colin H. McLean was 21, born in Illinois and had no relationship to the family other than as a laborer.16
Death*21 February 1886She died on 21 February 1886 at age 745
Burial* and was buried in Lot 417 of Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.5

Family 1

John Heaton b. 1799, d. 29 Jan 1844
Children1.Valentine Heaton1 b. 1832
2.Henrietta E. Heaton1 b. 1834
3.Emaline Heaton+1 b. 23 Nov 1834, d. 23 Oct 1919
4.Mary Ann Heaton1 b. 1836
5.Jacob Heaton1 b. 15 Mar 1838, d. 17 Jun 1859
6.James Heaton+1 b. 20 Dec 1839, d. 15 Sep 1919
7.Matilda Heaton+1 b. 1841

Family 2

James H. Spence b. 26 Jul 1825, d. 7 May 1913
Children1.Catherine Spence+17 b. 2 Aug 1849, d. 25 Jul 1920
2.John W. Spence+17 b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
3.Joseph Spence18 b. Jun 1855, d. 10 Jul 1859
4.Augusta A. Taulmann16 b. 1866, d. 22 Feb 1896

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume II, Chapter 31, page 1352. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1728] Heaton Researcher Dave Benne of "Show-Me Ancestors" online at https://www.showmeancestors.com/gen/, and multiple e-mail exchanges with LHB on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton (Dave Benne) Research, Website and Email Messages."
  3. [S1405] Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Jacob "Kinsler" and Mary Kinser on 13 September 1810 in Wythe County, Virginia, citing FHL Film Number: 34254, Reference ID: Page 43. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Jacob Kensler, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 154 of 725; 28 Jul 1832, Jacob Kensler died intestate, as it was said, on or about 3 Jul 1832, and the probate court judge appointed Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham as administrators of his estate. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  5. [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, Rockseanna (Kensler) Spence, Memorial# 134389633. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Lucinda Heaton, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Roll: 672; Page: 8C; Enumeration District: 001. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, citing FHL Film# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, regarding the 1844 probate of John Heaton of Madison County, Illinois, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, page 219, image# 252; Letters of Administration granted to Isaac Gillham dated 6 February 1844.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, regarding the 1844 probate of John Heaton of Madison County, Illinois, Probate case files, Box 14, Tray 44, H´s, No. 11-20; Box 14, Tray 45, J´s, No. 1-15, 1813-1903, John Heaton images 85-127, with some of the final pages labeled as the probate of Isaac Gillham.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, regarding the 1844 probate of John Heaton of Madison County, Illinois, Probate case files, Box 14, Tray 44, H´s, No. 11-20; Box 14, Tray 45, J´s, No. 1-15, 1813-1903, John Heaton images 85-127, with some of the final pages labeled as the probate of Isaac Gillham, image# 116.
  11. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, James H. Spence and Roxana Heaton. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  12. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James H. and Roxeeana Spence, Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 488B; Image: 317. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James H. and "Roxeeanna" Spence, Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 488B; Image: 317.
  14. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "James W. and Roxiana Spiece", Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Roxanna Spence, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M593_252; Page: 328B; Family History Library Film: 545751. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hamilton J. and Roxana Spence, Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395D; Enumeration District: 027.
  17. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James W. and Roxiana Spiece, Township 3 Range 9, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M653_208; Page: 668; Family History Library Film: 803208.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Spence, Memorial ID# 36438159.

Abigail Kent1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Thomas Kent2
Marriage*She married Jabesh Heaton, son of Samuel Heaton and Sarah Hawes, in Morris County, New Jersey.1,2

Family

Jabesh Heaton b. 13 Mar 1714/15, d. 23 Nov 1798
Children1.Jabesh Heaton2 b. b 1749, d. 1802
2.Hestor Heaton2 b. c 1750, d. b 24 Oct 1793
3.Phoebe Heaton2
4.Priscilla Heaton2
5.Isaac Heaton+2 b. 1753, d. 8 Mar 1838
6.Mary Heaton3,4 b. 30 Apr 1756, d. 10 Mar 1836

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 6, page 184. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 285, noting her birth date as 30 April 1756. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, page 184, noting her date of birth as 03 April 1756.

Sarah Kent1

d. 3 July 1764
Marriage*27 July 1741She married Oxenbridge Thacher Jr., son of Oxenbridge Thacher and Elizabeth Lilley, on 27 July 1741 in Boston, Suffolk County.2
Death*3 July 1764She died of small pox on 3 July 1764 in Milton.3,4

Family

Oxenbridge Thacher Jr. b. 3 Jan 1719/20, d. 9 Jul 1765
Child1.Peter Thacher1,4,2,5 b. 10 Mar 1752, d. 16 Dec 1802

Citations

  1. [S1215] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, page 17250. Hereinafter cited as Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing).
  2. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 264. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Deaths, Volume 1, page 247. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S1214] William Emerson, A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher, D.D.: pronounced Dec. 31, 1802 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Young and Minns, printers to the state, 1803), page 24. Hereinafter cited as A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Peter Thacher.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Milton Births, Volume 1, page 62.

Thomas Kent1

Family

Child1.Abigail Kent+1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 6, page 184. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Eleanor Kenyon1

b. between 1833 and 1834
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Birth*between 1833 and 1834Eleanor Kenyon was born between 1833 and 1834 in Connecticut.2,3
Marriage*13 June 1850She married George Washington Brown, son of James Ormond Brown and Elizabeth Everett Bolton, on 13 June 1850 in McLean County, Illinois.1
Census US 1850*15 November 1850Eleanor and George W. Brown were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 15 November 1850 in District 33, McLean County, Illinois. The newly married couple were listed on the same census page as two (or maybe just one, spread-out) Kenyon family likely containing Eleanor's parents and siblings.3
Census US 1860*7 June 1860Eleanor and George W. Brown were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in Mount Hope, McLean County, Illinois. George and Eleanor had four young sons living with them in the household. Cassius was 7, Harold 5, Frank 4, and Lucien 2. Also living with the family and helping with the farm labor was Clarence Shove, George's 22-year-old half-brother. The next family enumerated on the census was the household of James Brown, George's older brother, and members of Eleanor's Kenyon family also lived nearby.2
(Wife) Death3 January 1865Eleanor (Kenyon) became a Civil War widow when George Washington Brown died on 3 January 1865 at Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee.4
Marriage*22 October 1867She married Edward J. Riley on 22 October 1867 in McLean County, Illinois. Edward was 9 years younger than Eleanor, a widow with several children.5
Census US 1870*13 July 1870Eleanor and Edward J. Riley appeared on the 1870 census taken on 13 July 1870 in Sharon, Fayette County, Illinois. The couple's young daughter, Anna, was one year old. Three of Eleanor's children from her marriage to George Brown also resided in the household. Frank B. was 14, Mabel was 8 and Harry was 5.6

Family 1

George Washington Brown b. 1828, d. 3 Jan 1865
Children1.Cassius Brown2 b. c 1853
2.Harold Brown2 b. c 1855
3.Frank B. Brown2 b. c 1856
4.Lucien Brown2 b. c 1858
5.Mable Brown7 b. c 1863
6.Harry Brown8 b. c 1865

Family 2

Edward J. Riley b. c 1842
Child1.Anna Riley8 b. 1869

Citations

  1. [S512] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at www.ilsos.gov/Genealogy/, volume B, page 246. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of G.W. Brown, Mount Hope, McLean County, Illinois; Roll: M653_204; Page: 14; Image: 15. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Geo W. Brown, District 33, McLean County, Illinois; Roll: M432_117; Page: 120; Image: 620. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S513] Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database, online at www.ilsos.gov/Genealogy/, Illinois Civil War Detail Report, George W. Brown of Mount Hope, McLean County, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls.
  5. [S512] Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at www.ilsos.gov/Genealogy/, volume 00E, page 0371.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edwd J and Ellinor Riley, Sharon Fayette County, Illinois; Roll: M593_220; Page 756; Image: 359. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J.O. and "Emelia" L. Brown, Fowler, Bemton County, Indiana; Roll: T9_266; Family History Film: 1254266; Page: 3141.1000; Enumeration District: 4; Image: 0410. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edwd J and Elinor Riley, Sharon Fayette County, Illinois; Roll: M593_220; Page 756; Image: 359.

Mary Keogh1

Marriage*She married Frederick Netterville.1
Residence*Mary and Frederick settled in Woodbrook House, County Galway.1
(Wife) Death1785Mary became a widow when Frederick Netterville died in 1785.2
Children* At his death, Frederick left Mary with five children: two younger sons who died unmarried and three daughters. Marcella was the eldest, and her two younger sisters, like her brothers, died unmarried.3

Family

Frederick Netterville d. 1785
Child1.Marcella Netterville1 b. 1777, d. 18 Nov 1865

Citations

  1. [S1639] 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased', The Galway Advertiser, online at http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/68791/…, 24 October 2013. Hereinafter cited as Galway Advertiser, 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased.'
  2. [S1652] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: Harrison, 1868), Netterville, pages 808-809. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire.
  3. [S1652] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, Netterville, pages 808-809, describing Marcella as the couple's eldest daughter.

Anna Elizabeth Keppler1,2

b. 16 October 1711, d. 7 May 1792
Birth*16 October 1711Anna Elizabeth Keppler was born on 16 October 1711 in Pfalzel, Stadtkreis Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.2
Marriage*She married first Jacob Meyer in Germany.3,4
Marriage*22 May 1749She married second Christopher Bittenbender on 22 May 1749 in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1,5,2,6
Death*7 May 1792She died on 7 May 1792 in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, at age 802
Burial* and was buried in Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Easton. Her remains were moved to Easton Cemetery in 1870 and her headstone in 2008 was located in the basement of Saint John's Lutheran Church in Easton.2
(Grandmother) CodicilHer grandson, Christopher Myers, prepared an undated codicil to his will dated 8 May 1798 which contained additional instructions. The codicil appointed his brother, Jacob Myers, as a specific-purpose Executor, and mentioned his father, John Myers, his paternal grandmother, Anna Elizabeth (Keppler) Meyer Bittenbender, and his grandmother's second husband, Christopher Bittenbender. Below is our transcription of Christopher's codicil.

Item. My will is further that whereas I conceive I am justly intitled to 50 acres land more or less left me by my late grandmother who died in or about the month of May 1792 who was formerly wife to my grandfather Myers who was father to my father John Myers who lives at Easton in the State of Pennsylvania, and which said grandmother after the death of my grandfather Myers intermarried with a certain Christopher Bittenbender and which land lays as well as my recollection serves me is about 25 or 30 miles from Philadelphia and whereas I have for some time past resided in the State of Virginia and not having it fully in my power since I have arrived at the age of discretion to go forward in order to establish my claim to said land being now weak but in perfect memory do constitute my brother Jacob Myers one of my Executors for the express purpose of going forward to establish my just right (hoping he will be assisted by my father’s connections and funds on the express condition that he puts my estate to no trouble or cost for which services I bequeath him the one half of the said land when obtained or the one half of whatever he may sell the same for in money, the other half of the money to be paid by him to my other Executrix and Executors, and by them disposed of in the same manner that my other estate, by my above will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal ratifying this to be a part of my last will and testament in as full a manner as if it had been before wrote and desire it may be annexed to my will of the 8th of May 1798. [Underlined before signed: who died in or about the month May 1792]

Christopher Myers signed and sealed his codicil in the presence of witnesses, J. A. Lewis, Robert Kempton and John Phillips, who signed with his X mark.1

Family 1

Jacob Meyer b. 1711
Child1.John Meyer+1,7 b. 23 Oct 1739, d. 15 Mar 1807

Family 2

Christopher Bittenbender b. 4 Feb 1721, d. 19 Aug 1805

Citations

  1. [S2263] Virginia. Albemarle County Court, "Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930". Microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The County Court ceased to exist in 1904 and was replaced by the Circuit Court. Contains wills, inventories, accounts and other related probate documents and includes a general index, and a few volumes are also individually indexed: will of Christopher Myers dated 6 May 1798 and proved in the September Court of 1798, Will Book 4, pages 11-12, FHL Film# 30213, Digital# 7643847, images# 17-18 of 397; on 16 microfilm reels, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930.
  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, Anna Elizabeth (Keppler) Bittenbender, Memorial# 28284882. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [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; burial of Johan Meyer, age 67, born about 1740, son of Jacob Meyer, died in 1807, burial on 18 March 1807 at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA, at St John's Lutheran Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 532. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  4. [S2267] Myers/Meyer Research Information: The Miller Family, an Ancestry Tree researched and shared by eprof4 which offers sources, research explanations and rationale. We found information on this Tree helpful as we worked to expand our understanding of Christopher Myers, his paternal grandmother, and his father, Johannes Meyers Sr., who may be found online at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/21843162/…, citing pages 115 and 123 of the Orphan's Court 1752-1781 Northampton County, Register of Wills, Northampton County Courthouse, Easton, Pennsylvania, Northampton County Courthouse, and reporting that the information on these pages confirms the marriage of Jacob and Elizabeth; she is referred to as the Executrix of her husband's Estate and later referred to as being Elizabeth Bittenbender [late Meyers]. Hereinafter cited as Myers/Meyer Research Information: The Miller Family.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Christopher Bittenbender, Memorial# 169384582.
  6. [S1609] Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Anna Eliz Mayer and Christophe "Buttebinder" on 22 May 1749 in New Hanover, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821.
  7. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, confirmation on 20 April 1755 of Johan Jacob Meÿer, son of Jacob Meÿer, deceased, and Elizabeth at the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 667.

Alida Kerkhof1

b. 4 May 1871, d. 5 July 1895
Birth*4 May 1871Alida Kerkhof was born on 4 May 1871.1
Marriage*1892She married John Bottje about 1892.1,2
Death*5 July 1895She died on 5 July 1895 in Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan, at age 241
Burial* and was buried in Block 23, Lot 8, Grave 1, of Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven.1

Family

John Bottje b. 25 Sep 1861, d. 22 Aug 1935
Child1.Frank Bottje1,3 b. 31 Mar 1894, d. 12 Jun 1974

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, Alida (Kerkhof) Bottje, Memorial# 96853576. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Bottje, Memorial# 96853525.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frank Bottje, Memorial# 96853890.

Adam Berry Kern1

b. 31 August 1822, d. 20 January 1886
Birth*31 August 1822Adam Berry Kern was born on 31 August 1822 in Monroe County, Indiana.1,2
Marriage*25 October 1843He married Martha Porch on 25 October 1843 in Monroe County, Indiana.3,1,2,4
Death*20 January 1886He died on 20 January 1886 in Henderson County, Illinois, at age 631
Burial* and was buried in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Henderson County.1

Family

Martha Porch b. 10 Dec 1822, d. 6 Nov 1913
Child1.Laura Kern+1,2 b. 16 Jan 1859, d. 17 Oct 1904

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, Adam Berry Kern, Memorial# 66715717. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Adam B. and Martha Kern, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 8 Range 5, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: M593_228; Page: 149A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha (Porch) Kern, Memorial# 66715623.
  4. [S2417] Web: Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1806-1861, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Martha Poarch and Adam B Keen on 25 October 1843 in Monroe, Indiana, USA. Hereinafter cited as Web: Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1806-1861.

Laura Kern1

b. 16 January 1859, d. 17 October 1904
Father*Adam Berry Kern2,3 b. 31 Aug 1822, d. 20 Jan 1886
Mother*Martha Porch4,3 b. 10 Dec 1822, d. 6 Nov 1913
Birth*16 January 1859Laura Kern was born on 16 January 1859 in Illinois.1,5
Marriage*8 January 1880She married, as his first wife, Marion Lovitt, son of Price Lovitt and Mary Jane Grigsby, on 8 January 1880 in Henderson County, Illinois.6,1,7
Census US 1900*6 June 1900Laura and Marion Lovitt were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 6 June 1900 in Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois. Marion was 42 years of age and a farmer, and Laura was age 41. They owned their farm free of mortgage, had been married for 20 years, and Laura had given birth to four children, three of whom were living and enumerated with their parents in 1900. Cyril C. was 16 years old and had attended school for 7 months of the census year; and Freddie H. and Vernon M. were ages 9 and 7 years, respectively, and had both attended school for 9 months of the census year.5
Death*17 October 1904She died on 17 October 1904 at age 451
Burial* and was buried in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois.1

Family

Marion Lovitt b. 20 Jun 1857, d. 11 Jul 1938
Children1.Clarance G. Lovitt8,1 b. 10 Nov 1881, d. 3 Nov 1882
2.Cyril Clinton Lovitt9,1 b. 21 Mar 1884
3.Fred H. Lovitt10,1 b. Jan 1890
4.Vernon Marion Lovitt11,1 b. 11 Feb 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, Laura (Kern) Lovitt, Memorial# 60813319. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Adam Berry Kern, Memorial# 66715717.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Adam B. and Martha Kern, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 8 Range 5, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: M593_228; Page: 149A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha (Porch) Kern, Memorial# 66715623.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marion and Laura Lovitt, Year: 1900; Census Place: Terre Haute, Henderson, Illinois; Roll: 305; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240305. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 60813273.
  7. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Marion Lovitt and Laura Kern on 8 January 1880 in Henderson, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clarance G. Lovitt, Memorial# 60813383.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Cyril Clinton Lovitt, Memorial# 130552421.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fred H Lovitt, Memorial# 53523353.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Vernon Marion Lovitt, Memorial# 73932643.

George Kerr1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Relationship Note*The relationship between George Kerr and Hugh Kerr has not yet been identified.2
Residence*He lived in Clareisland, County Westmeath, Ireland.1
Marriage*He married Margaret Bell, daughter of Andrew Bell and Mary Booth.1
(2nd Brother-in-Law) Estate and LandGeorge Kerr was named as an heir in the will of his brother-in-law, John Bell of Creevy, dated 08 December 1806. John gave him, and his heirs, his title to his lands of Derrymacegan and Moneybeg in County Westmeath.2

Family

Margaret Bell

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

George B. Kerr1

b. 27 August 1855, d. 29 March 1913
Father*Gustavus Adolphus Kerr2,1 b. 12 Mar 1832, d. 11 Oct 1905
Mother*Deborah Clark3,1 b. 13 Feb 1834, d. 7 Jan 1923
Birth*27 August 1855George B. Kerr was born on 27 August 1855 in Millsboro, Washington County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*30 April 1891He married, as her second husband, Nancy E. (Masters) Godfrey, daughter of William B. Masters and Mary E. Sidner, on 30 April 1891 in Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska.1,4,5
Death*29 March 1913He died at age 57 of stomach cancer, on 29 March 1913, at his home near Albion, Boone County, Nebraska,1
Burial* and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Monroe, Platte County, Nebraska.1

Family

Nancy Elizabeth Masters b. Apr 1862, d. 1943

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, George B. Kerr, Memorial# 29706301. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Gustavus Adolphus Kerr, Memorial# 29706161.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Deborah (Clark) Kerr, Memorial# 29706166.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Elizabeth (Masters) Kerr, Memorial# 29718222.
  5. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 April 1891 in Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA, of Nancy Godfrey, age 29, born about 1862 in New Jersey, daughter of Wm Masters and Mary Sidner, and George Kerr, age 35, born about 1856, son of G. A. Kerr and Deborah Clark, recorded in Platte County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.

Gustavus Adolphus Kerr1

b. 12 March 1832, d. 11 October 1905
Birth*12 March 1832Gustavus Adolphus Kerr was born on 12 March 1832.1
Marriage*18 August 1853He married Deborah Clark on 18 August 1853 in Fredericktown, Washington County, Pennsylvania.2,1,3
Death*11 October 1905He died on 11 October 1905 at age 731
Burial* and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Monroe, Platte County, Nebraska.1

Family

Deborah Clark b. 13 Feb 1834, d. 7 Jan 1923
Child1.George B. Kerr1,4 b. 27 Aug 1855, d. 29 Mar 1913

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, Gustavus Adolphus Kerr, Memorial# 29706161. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Deborah (Clark) Kerr, Memorial# 29706166.
  3. [S2360] Pennsylvania, U.S., Marriages, 1852-1854, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 18 August 1853 in Fredericktown, Washington County, of Deborah Clark, daughter of Levi Clark and Margaret Clark, and Gustavus Adolphus Kerr of Greene County, Pennsylvania, son of George B Kerr and Martha Kerr, marriage registered in Washington County, referencing Pennsylvania State Archives; Reel Number: 673. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Marriages, 1852-1854.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George B. Kerr, Memorial# 29706301.

Hugh Kerr1

Relationship Note*The relationship between Hugh Kerr and George Kerr has not yet been identified.1
Residence*8 December 1806He was identified on 8 December 1806 as of Granard, County Longford, Ireland.1
(Heir) Estate and LandHugh Kerr was named as an heir in the will of John Bell of Creevy dated 08 December 1806. John gave back to him, and his assigns forever, the title to his farm of Bracklin in County Cavan which he held from Hugh Kerr.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge1

(Brother-in-Law) Will27 January 1825Mark's brother-in-law, Robert Bell Booth, prepared his will dated 27 January 1825 in County Cavan, naming his six children and clarifying the order of their births: Mary (Bell Booth) Baker, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth, Jane Amelia (Bell Booth) Carmichael, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia Bell Booth and Margaret Bell Booth. He appointed Andrew Bell of Creevy and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge his trustees, and named his three sons, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth as his executors.

The Registry's copy of Robert's will was prepared without paragraphs and with little punctuation, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban in the County of Cavan, Esquire, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills and testimonies in writing or otherwise. Imploring the Almighty through the merits and blood of Christ my Savior and Redeemer to receive my Soul into the Eternal Bliss and Glory, I direct my remains to be buried in my family burial ground in the Churchyard of Ballimaun in decent and becoming manner, trusting that my beloved sons, my executors, will conduct and commit my body to the earth. And as to such property as I am possessed of, I dispose of as follows:

I do hereby will, devise and bequeath all my real and freehold estates of and in the towns and lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, Corlislea, Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, situate in the county of Cavan, and the lands of Mullaghmeen, situate in Westmeath, unto Andrew Bell of Creevy in the county of Longford and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge in the county of Dublin, Esquire, as trustees, and to the survivors of them, and to the heirs and assigns of such survivors, upon the trusts, and to and for the several uses, interests and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared, for and concerning the same, and to no other use, interest or purpose whatsoever.

And my will is that as to, for and concerning the lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and the lands of Mullaghmeen in trust, to permit and suffer my eldest son Andrew, immediately after my decease, to enter into and have, hold, use and enjoy the same as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the debt of £300 sterling which he and I owe to Robert Parkes, together with the interest thereof, from my decease until paid, and also subject to the chief or ground rents thereof, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons, in seniority of age and priority of birth, and the lives male of such child or children of the said Andrew, lawfully to be begotten of the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent of and approbation of my said trustees as hereinafter mentioned. The elder of such sons to always be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Andrew shall marry with the approbation of my trustees, or the survivors of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife, chargeable on said lands. And should he hereafter have lawful issue more than one, my will is that the said Andrew shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with full power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Andrew shall not have issue male lawfully begotten, or that having issue male and that he or they, or any of them, shall not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and assigns of such survivors, shall permit and suffer my second son, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, in case he should survive the said Andrew or his issue male lawfully to be begotten, to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen, subject however to such jointure for any wife the said Andrew may marry and provision for the younger children or female issue of said Andrew of such marriage, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed on. And also subject to such chief rents as payable thereout. And in case the said Andrew and Richard should both happen to die without lawful issue male, or that having lawful issue male and that he or they should die and not attain the age of 21 years, then upon trust to permit and suffer my youngest son George Thomas Bell Booth and his issue male to have, hold and enjoy said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen as aforesaid. And upon this further trust, that if all my said three sons shall happen to die without issue male, lawfully begotten, in such event the said lands of Bellsgrove and Mullaghmeen to go and descend to the heirs male of the Bell line of my family.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Corlislea, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my second son the Reverend Richard Bell Booth to enter into and upon, and have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Corlislea as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of, and chargeable with, the sum of £1,500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the heirs male of such child or children of said Richard, lawfully to be begotten upon the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees as hereafter mentioned. The elder of such sons and the issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Richard shall marry with the approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on said lands of Corlislea. And should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said Richard shall have the power, and I do hereby invest him with the power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable, and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them. Such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed the sum of £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Richard shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they or any of them shall not attain the age of 21 years then, and in such event or events, my will is that my said trustees shall, or the survivor, or the heirs and assigns of such survivor, may permit and suffer my sons Andrew and George Thomas, jointly if they both live, or the survivor if either should die in the meantime, and the issue male of such survivor, to have, hold and enjoy the lands of Corlislea, subject however first to the said sum of £1,500 sterling herein before and after mentioned and for such jointure for any wife the said Richard may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said Richard, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed upon.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my third son, George Thomas Bell Booth, to enter into and upon and to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the sum of £500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the sons male of such child or children of said George Thomas Bell Booth lawfully to be begotten on the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees, as here after mentioned. The eldest of such sons and their issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said George Thomas shall marry with approbation of my trustees or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize him and them to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on the lands and should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one, or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said George Thomas shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or child not to exceed the sum of £1,500. And in case the said George Thomas shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they shall die and not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor shall permit and suffer my sons Andrew and Richard jointly, should they both live, or the survivor, and should either die in the lifetime of said George and the issue male of such survivor to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, subject however first to the said sum of £500 herein and after mentioned, and such jointure for any wife the said George Thomas may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said George Thomas, should there be any, as shall on such marriage be agreed upon. And also subject to the head rent payable out of said lands of Kevit.

And it is my will and desire, and I do empower each of my three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, respectively, when in possession of the premises to make leases and grant all or any part of the premises they are respectively entitled to under this my will for any term not exceeding one life or 31 years when in possession not in reversion without fraud or fine, and at the best improved yearly rent that can be had for same from solvent tenants, and so as every such lease contains covenants against waste and that the tenant do execute a counterpart thereof.

I have herein before mentioned the sum of £1,500 as charged on the lands of Corlislea and the sum of £500 as a charge on Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit. I do now declare and my will is that said respective sums do stand charged on said lands, respectively, and be payable with interest from my death as aforesaid, and that said sums together with the sum of £2,000 sterling shall be equally divided by my trustees between my two daughters, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth, so that the fortune or portion of each shall be £1,000 with interest payable to each on their respective marriages. I do however declare it is my will that in the meantime they, or either of them, shall only receive the interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum by half-yearly payments on the first of every six months after my decease, and in case either or both of my said daughters should happen to die before marriage, or be married without the consent and approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, or the heirs or assigns of such survivor, and also the consent and approbation of the said Reverend Richard Bell Booth then, and either of those events so happening, the fortune or portion and all arrears of interest thereon of such, or either or both so remaining unmarried, or offending by marriage against the consent and approbation aforesaid, shall go to, and be ratably divided by my said trustees, and go between my said three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, or the survivors or survivor of them, and share and share alike. And such of my daughters so offending herein shall only have and receive a sum of £50 sterling instead of £1,000 as aforesaid.

Robert Baker is indebted to me by bond and warrant in the sum of £96 or thereabouts together with interest, and the same is secured by a deed between him and James Smyth of Cavan, Esquire, whereby an insurance is to be kept up that on the death of said Robert Baker said debt with his other debts will be paid. I bequeath said debt and all advantage therefrom to Mary, second daughter of said Robert Baker.

I order and direct, and I do hereby will and bequeath, the furniture of and belonging to two of my best chambers be reserved and handed over to my daughters, Letitia and Margaret, and it is my wish they should reside with my son George after closing their education and until their marriage, respectively, on an understanding to make some renumeration.

I do hereby devise and bequeath the remainder of my household furniture at Drumcarban and the farming utensils or implements of husbandry to my son George Thomas Bell Booth.

I do hereby order and direct that my executors shall, with all convenient speed after my decease, ascertain and collect as well, the debts due to me as those due by me. And for that purpose, immediately after my decease, to sell, dispose of or value my goods, chattels and personal property not herein before bequeathed or disposed of and, after payment of my debts, funeral expenses and £5 each to Jane McCabe and James Quin, should they be in my service at my decease, that the residue of such personal property and all other property not herein disposed of, be equally divided, share and share alike, between by beloved, dutiful and much respected children, Mary, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew, Richard, George Thomas, Jane Amelia, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth and that same be paid them each, respectively, notwithstanding their coverture.

I do now nominate, constitute and appoint my sons Andrew, Richard and George Thomas Bell Booth executors of this my last will and testament and with the affection of a fond parent, I consign them to act in all things under this my will and more especially in forming any connection by marriage by, with, and under the consent and approbation of my good and faith worthy trustees who are uncles to each of them, respectively.

There is a bond debt due to me by Arthur Moneypenny, Esquire, amounting to £50 with interest. I hereby bequeath this sum to Mr. Moneypenny and I direct my executors to acquit and release the last-mentioned debt.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and seal this 27th day of January 1825.                    Signed… Robert B. Booth


The will was signed in the presence of three witnesses, William Carmichael, William Harris and Andrew Carmichael.

A copy transcribed from a copy of the original Will and Testament of Robert Bell Booth, Esquire, was taken by the Reverend Richard Bell Booth and compared in the presence of Andrew Bell Booth of Creevy who found it to be correct, signing his name as Andrew B. Booth, in agreement, on 31 December 1830 at Drumcarban.1
Relationship Note*1825In the 1825 will of Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge was identified as an uncle of Robert's children which, if a literal description, would mean Mark was the husband of a sister of either Robert or his deceased wife, Jane Amelia Hinds, the mother of his children. We've not yet been able to determine the source of Mark's actual relationship to the family.1

Citations

  1. [S2113] Ireland Public Record Office, Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Testamentary documents include wills and administrations or copies thereof, inventories, litigation, and other papers related to probates. Most of these were collected after the 1922 destruction of virtually all original probate records housed in the Public Record Office, Dublin: Film# 581932, DGS# 8095383, T.12968, images 875-886, 1825 will of Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan; on 137 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin.

James Kerrigan1

b. 1854
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*Thomas Kerrigan2
Birth*1854James Kerrigan was born about 1854, probably in County Meath, Ireland.2
Marriage*2 September 1877He married Jane Gerrard, daughter of Samuel Gerrard and Catherine O'Hara, in 2 September 1877 in Roman Catholic Chapel of Navan, County Meath.1,2

Family

Jane Gerrard b. 1857

Citations

  1. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage on 2 September 1877 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Navan, County Meath, of James Kerrigan, age 23, bachelor, carpenter of Cannon Row, Navan, son of Thomas Kerrigan, carpenter, and Jane Gerrard, age 20, spinster, dressmaker of Flower Hill, Navan, daughter of Samuel Gerrard, gardener, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Thomas Kerrigan1

Family

Child1.James Kerrigan1 b. 1854

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage on 2 September 1877 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Navan, County Meath, of James Kerrigan, age 23, bachelor, carpenter of Cannon Row, Navan, son of Thomas Kerrigan, carpenter, and Jane Gerrard, age 20, spinster, dressmaker of Flower Hill, Navan, daughter of Samuel Gerrard, gardener, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Amos Kersey1

b. 15 December 1750
Father*William Kersey2,1 d. 20 Nov 1764
Mother*Hannah __?__1
Birth*15 December 1750Amos Kersey was born on 15 December 1750 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1,2
Marriage*29 March 1786He married Diana Beeson, daughter of Isaac Beeson and Isabel Pearson, on 29 March 1786 at a Centre Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

Diana Beeson b. 14 Oct 1766, d. 14 Feb 1793

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), pages 32-34. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, page 12. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

William Kersey1

d. 20 November 1764
Marriage*He married first Elizabeth __?__.2
Marriage*He married second Hannah __?__.1,3
Death*20 November 1764He died on 20 November 1764 in Guilford County, North Carolina.2

Family 1

Elizabeth __?__
Child1.William Kersey4 b. 15 Sep 1745

Family 2

Hannah __?__
Child1.Amos Kersey3,1 b. 15 Dec 1750

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), pages 32-34. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 18, referencing page 72, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina (North Carolina Yearly Meeting). Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, page 12. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  4. [S1505] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 18, referencing page 12, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina (North Carolina Yearly Meeting).

William Kersey1

b. 15 September 1745
Father*William Kersey1 d. 20 Nov 1764
Mother*Elizabeth __?__1
Birth*15 September 1745William Kersey was born on 15 September 1745 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 18, referencing page 12, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina (North Carolina Yearly Meeting). Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.

Katherine Marie Kershaw1

b. 2 October 1927, d. 13 October 1927
Father*Richard Leo Kershaw Sr.1,2 b. 5 Nov 1901, d. Jun 1967
Mother*Alice Johnson1,3 b. 25 Oct 1905, d. 2 Feb 1993
Birth*2 October 1927Katherine Marie Kershaw was born on 2 October 1927 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio,1
Death*13 October 1927 and died there on 13 October 1927 at the age of 11 days.1
Burial*She was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio.1

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, Katherine Marie Kershaw, Memorial# 220556622. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Leo Kershaw Sr., Memorial# 220580374.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice (Johnson) Kershaw Reichert, Memorial# 143912724.

Richard Leo Kershaw Jr.1

b. 9 August 1921
Father*Richard Leo Kershaw Sr.1,2 b. 5 Nov 1901, d. Jun 1967
Mother*Alice Johnson1,3 b. 25 Oct 1905, d. 2 Feb 1993
Birth*9 August 1921Richard Leo Kershaw Jr. was born on 9 August 1921 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio.1
(Son) Divorce1937He was about 16 years old when his parents divorced.3
(Son) Census US 194011 April 1940Richard was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 11 April 1940 in the household of his divorced mother on Second Street, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio. He was 17 years old, had completed his education through the 3rd year of High School, and had attended school within the census year. His occupation was recorded as School. His maternal grandmother, Ida Johnson, was enumerated with them, and everyone in the household had lived in the same place, although not the same house, on 1 April 1935.4

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, Richard Leo Kershaw Jr., Memorial# 220580479. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Leo Kershaw Sr., Memorial# 220580374.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice (Johnson) Kershaw Reichert, Memorial# 143912724.
  4. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Alice Kershaw, Year: 1940; Census Place: Elyria, Lorain, Ohio; Roll: m-t0627-03103; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 47-63. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.

Richard Leo Kershaw Sr.1

b. 5 November 1901, d. June 1967
Birth*5 November 1901Richard Leo Kershaw Sr. was born on 5 November 1901 in Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York.1
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Alice Johnson, daughter of Adolph Johnson and Ida Roberta Ashby.1,2
Divorce*1937Richard Leo Kershaw Sr. and Alice (Johnson) Kershaw were divorced in 1937.2
Death*June 1967He died in June 1967 in Michigan at age 65.1

Family

Alice Johnson b. 25 Oct 1905, d. 2 Feb 1993
Children1.Richard Leo Kershaw Jr.3,1 b. 9 Aug 1921
2.Katherine Marie Kershaw4,1 b. 2 Oct 1927, d. 13 Oct 1927

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, Richard Leo Kershaw Sr., Memorial# 220580374. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice (Johnson) Kershaw Reichert, Memorial# 143912724.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Leo Kershaw Jr., Memorial# 220580479.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Katherine Marie Kershaw, Memorial# 220556622.

Mary Key1

b. 8 May 1707, d. 24 December 1727
Father*Moses Key2 d. 1748
Mother*Elizabeth Yearsley2
Birth*8 May 1707Mary Key was born on 8 May 1707, probably at Aston, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*18 November 1725She married, as his first wife, John Sharpless, son of John Sharpless and Hannah Pennell, on 18 November 1725 at Concord Meeting, Chester County.1,3
Death*24 December 1727She died on 24 December 1727 at age 20.4

Family

John Sharpless b. 16 Oct 1699, d. 17 Aug 1769

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 138-142. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 138-142, the date written as "9 mo. 18, 1725" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 138-142, the date written as "10 mo. 24, 1727" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Moses Key1

d. 1748
Marriage*18 February 1701/2He married Elizabeth Yearsley, daughter of John Yearsley and Elizabeth __?__, on 18 February 1701/2 at Concord Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
Death*1748He died about 1748.1

Family

Elizabeth Yearsley
Child1.Mary Key1 b. 8 May 1707, d. 24 Dec 1727

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 138-142. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Lydia Keyzer1

d. 1762
Residence*Before her marriage to Daniel Keith, Lydia lived in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*21 October 1756She married, as his second wife, Daniel Keith of Bridgewater, son of John Keith and Hannah Washburn, on 21 October 1756 in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*1762She died in 1762.1

Family

Daniel Keith b. 2 May 1725
Children1.Seth Keith1,3 b. 4 Jun 1757
2.Salmon Keith+1,3 b. 11 Mar 1760
3.Betty Keith1,3

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), Keith, pages 214-224. 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), Marriages, Volume II, page 210. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 191.