Harry Maxwell1

b. 1864, d. 4 August 1889
Birth*1864Harry Maxwell was born about 1864.1
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Sadie J. Woods, daughter of Thomas Woods and Catherine Jane Casey.2,1
Death*4 August 1889He died at about age 24 of typhoid fever, after an illness of four weeks, on 4 August 1889 in Renovo, Clinton County, Pennsylvania,1
Burial*7 August 1889 and was buried on 7 August 1889 in Fairview Cemetery, Farwell, Clinton County.1

Family

Sadie J. Woods b. 24 Nov 1868, d. 12 Jan 1957
Child1.Blanche Genevieve Maxwell3,1 b. 26 Feb 1888, d. 27 Jul 1964

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, Harry Maxwell, Memorial# 170786456, reporting his death on 4 August 1889, in the 23rd year of his age. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sadie (Woods) Livingston, Memorial# 120987659, from the attached copy of the license and marriage of Thomas C. Livingston and Sadie (Woods) Maxwell on 17 November 1890 in Renovo, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Blanche Genevieve (Maxwell) Vines, Memorial# 34890085.

Henry Maxwell1

d. 7 October 1798
Father*John Maxwell1 b. 1687, d. 6 Aug 1759
Mother*Judith Barry1
Marriage*1759He married Margaret Foster, daughter of Right Honorable Anthony Foster, in 1759.1
Occupation*Henry was Bishop of Dromore in1765–1766 and Bishop of Meath from 1766 to 1798.1
Death*7 October 1798He died as the Right Reverend Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath, on 7 October 1798.1

Family

Margaret Foster
Children1.John Maxwell1 b. 1767, d. 1838
2.Henry Maxwell1 b. 1774

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Henry Maxwell1

b. 1774
Father*Henry Maxwell1 d. 7 Oct 1798
Mother*Margaret Foster1
Birth*1774Henry Maxwell was born about 1774.1
Peerage of Ireland*Henry succeeded his brother John to become the 6th Baron Farnham.2

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

Hugh McLeod Maxwell1,2

b. October 1862, d. 1929
Birth*October 1862Hugh McLeod Maxwell was born in October 1862 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*23 January 1886He married Tillie M. Porter on 23 January 1886 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey.1,3,4,2
Death*1929He died in 1929 at about age 672
Burial* and was buried in Everglade 407 of West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Tillie M. Porter b. 1 Dec 1862, d. 29 Aug 1950
Child1.J. Howard Maxwell1 b. 24 Jan 1887, d. 1962

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hugh and Tillie M. Maxwell, Philadelphia Ward 38, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0966; FHL microfilm: 1241479. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States 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, Hugh McLeod Maxwell, Memorial# 91393563. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1598] New Jersey, U.S., Marriage Records, 1670-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Tillie M. Porter and Hugh McLeod Maxwell on 23 January 1886 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000495701. Hereinafter cited as New Jersey, U.S., Marriage Records, 1670-1965.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Matilda May (Porter) Maxwell, Memorial# 91393595.

J. Howard Maxwell1

b. 24 January 1887, d. 1962
Father*Hugh McLeod Maxwell2 b. Oct 1862, d. 1929
Mother*Tillie M. Porter2 b. 1 Dec 1862, d. 29 Aug 1950
Birth*24 January 1887J. Howard Maxwell was born on 24 January 1887 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2,3
Name VariationHis full name was John Howard Maxwell.3
Marriage*1913He married Edith A. Bloomfield, daughter of Herbert W. Bloomfield and Anna E. McLaughlin, in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1,4,5
Death*1962He died in 1962 at about age 756
Burial* and was buried with his parents in Everglade 407 of West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.6

Family

Edith A. Bloomfield b. 7 May 1889, d. 28 Aug 1972

Citations

  1. [S1817] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Edith A Bloomfield and J Howard Maxwell in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, referencing Digital GSU# 4140386. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hugh and Tillie M. Maxwell, Philadelphia Ward 38, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0966; FHL microfilm: 1241479. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1819] United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, registration of John Howard Maxwell of Union Avenue, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA, employer Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation, Hudson, Jew Jersey, born on 24 January 1887 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, name of person who will always know his address Edith A. Maxwell of same address, referencing The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of New Jersey, Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, Group# 147, Series# M1986. Hereinafter cited as United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S2100] Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, Pennsylvania), online at www.ancestry.com, obituary published Saturday, 15 April 1967, page 3, for Mrs. Gladys Bloomfield Yerkes, wife of Morris H. Yerkes of 200 Buck Road, Huntingdon Valley, died Thursday, 13 April 1967 in Clearwater, Florida; Mrs. Yerkes had been a winter visitor in Belleaire Bluffs, Florida since 1957; survived by husband, and three brothers and three sisters: Edward Bloomfield of Holland, Herbert Bloomfield of Woodbury, New Jersey, Chester Bloomfield of Fishing Creek, Maryland, Mrs. J. Howard Maxwell of Middlesex, New Jersey, Mrs. Paul Kirschmann of Belleair Bluffs, and Mrs. L. H. Trimmer of Harbor Bluffs, Florida; interment in Union Cemetery, Richboro. Hereinafter cited as Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, Pennsylvania).
  5. [S2101] Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Edith Anna Maxwell of 208 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth, Virginia, retired school teacher, age 83, born on 7 May 1889 in Pennsylvania, died of heart disease on 28 August 1972 in Guardian Care Nursing Home, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA, name of spouse John Howard Maxwell, names of parents Herbert William Bloomfield and Anna Mclaughlin, informant Mr. Hugh Maxwell, burial in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, registered on 7 September 1972, citing Certificate# 1972023606, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Deaths, 1912-2014. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [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, John Howard Maxwell, Memorial# 91393573. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Jacob Dorsey Maxwell1

b. 1884
Birth*1884Jacob Dorsey Maxwell was born in 1884 in Braddyville, Page County, Iowa.1
Marriage*9 September 1908He married Edna May Ingram on 9 September 1908 in Braddyville, Page County, Iowa.1,2

Family

Edna May Ingram b. 1890
Child1.Orville B. Maxwell1 b. 20 Aug 1910, d. 28 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. [S2093] Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, certificate of delayed birth registration for Orville Bryan Maxwell, born on 20 August 1910 in Valier, Pondera County, Montana, USA, to Jacob Dorsey Maxwell, born 1884 in Braddyville, Iowa, and Edna May Ingram, born 1890 in Hopkins, Missouri, citing Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana, Birth Records, 1919-1986. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988.
  2. [S1700] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Jacob D Maxwell, age 25, born in Braddyville, Iowa, son of W R Maxwell and Nancy Cowick, married Edna Mae Ingram, age 18, born in Clearmont, Missouri, daughter of W J Ingram and Effie Gillespie, married on 9 September 1908 in Page County, Iowa, USA, referencing Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa, Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947.

John Maxwell1

b. 1687, d. 6 August 1759
Birth*1687John Maxwell was born in 1687.2
Biographical Info*John was an Irish peer and politician. He was appointed Prothonotary, chief clerk, of the Court of Common Pleas from 1725 until his death. He was a Member of Parliament, an MP, of the Irish House of Commons for Cavan County from 1727 to 1756. He inherited Farnham estate from his cousin in 1737 and was appointed High Sheriff of Cavan for 1739. The latter year he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan.2
Marriage*1719He married Judith Barry of Newton Barry, daughter of James Barry, in 1719.2
Deed Memorial22 November 1742A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 22 November 1742 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, devised and set unto the said Thomas Hinds and his heirs the towns and lands of Drumleny, in as full and ample manner as the same was then held by the said Thomas, situate in the manor of Farnham in the county of Cavan. To hold to the said Thomas and his heirs from the twenty-fifth day of March last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Ralph Clarke, nephew to the said Thomas, and Maxwell Boyle, son to Robert Boyle of Cavan yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £22, 9 shillings and 9 pence to be paid on every twenty-ninth day of September and twenty-fifth day of March together with 8 pence in the pound Receiver Fees and four pounds of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or one shilling a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan and Thomas' brother Walter Hinds of Corrakane of the said county Gentleman, and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above-named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's proper handwriting and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 9 November 1752 at 12 o'clock noon.3
Deed Memorial*6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, devised and set unto the said Thomas Hinds and his heirs, the towns and lands of Drumbee in the parish of Kildrumsherdan in the county of Cavan to hold to the said Thomas the said devised premises from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Anthony Clarke, nephew to the said Thomas, and a second nephew Thomas Hinds, son of Walter Hinds of Corrakane Gentleman, Thomas' brother, yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £30 by two even payments on every first day of November and first day of May together with 8 pence a pound Receiver Fees and three dozen of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or 2 shillings a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Oliver Ingham and Robert Boyle and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan Gentleman and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above-named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's "proper handwriting" and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 4 December 1752 at 6 o'clock in the afternoon.4
Deed Memorial6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, set unto the said Thomas Hinds the towns and lands of Cornaseer, as the said Thomas then enjoyed the same, situate and being in the parish of Denn in the county of Cavan. To hold to the said Thomas and his heirs from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Anthony Clarke and Thomas Hinds, both nephews to the said Thomas, yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £22 by two even payments on every first day of November and first day of May together with 8 pence a pound Receiver Fees and three dozen of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or 2 shillings a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Oliver Ingham and Robert Boyle and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan Gentleman and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above-named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's proper handwriting and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 9 November 1752 at 12 o'clock noon.3
Deed Memorial*6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the County of Cavan Esq. of the one part and John Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county, Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell did devise, and let to farm, set unto the said John Hinds the town and lands of Clare in the parish of Denn and County of Cavan from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural life and lives of Thomas Hinds, brother of the said lessee, and for and during the natural life of Ralph Hinds. son to Walter Hinds of Corrakane Gentleman, and for and during the natural life of Thomas Boyle, son to Robert Boyle of Cavan and the longest liver of them yielding and paying therefore and there out yearly and every year during said term the yearly rent or sum of £30 sterling the same to be paid half yearly on every first day of November and first day of May with 8 pence as pound Receiver Fees and 2 dozen of linen yarn of 4 dozen to the landlord or 2 shillings in lieu thereof at the election of the said John Maxwell. The memorial stated that in the lease there were additional other clauses not included in the memorial. The original deed was signed by John Hinds and witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town of Cavan Gentleman and by Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham Gentleman. The memorial was signed and sealed by John Hinds in the presence of Thomas Hinds and Daniel Stanford on 4 October 1757. Thomas Hinds made oath that he saw the deed of lease, of which the above was a memorial, duly executed by the parties thereto and also saw the above-named John Hinds duly sign and seal the above memorial and that the name Thomas Hinds severally subscribed as witness to the said deed of lease and to this memorial is of this deponent's proper handwriting and signature. It was signed by Thomas Hinds before the Sessions of Peace in County Cavan and registered on 4 October 1757.5
(Grantor) Land Records8 August 1749John Maxwell, who was not yet Lord Farnham, granted to Andrew Bell a renewable lease for three lives, Bernard Parr, his uncle John Bell and himself Andrew Bell, on the town and lands of Bellsgrove, Aghacreevy, County Cavan, Ireland, on 8 August 1749. One part of the property contained 70 acres including bog land, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops, and pasture land. The other part or half of the lands contained 70 like acres.6
Name Variation1756The title of Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan was created in 1756 for John Maxwell who was the first Lord Farnham. The Peerage of Ireland consists of titles of nobility created by the English monarchs in their capacity as Lord or King of Ireland, or later by monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The creation of such titles came to an end in the 19th century. The ranks of the Irish peerage in descending order are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount and Baron.1,7
(Grantor) Freehold EstateJohn Maxwell, the Lord Farnham, Baron, assigned lands in Corrigan, Cargagh, and "Coghs" in County Cavan, Ireland, as a Freehold Estate, to Ralph Hinds (1741-1794) of Mulhussey.8
Death*6 August 1759He died on 6 August 1759.2
Peerage of Ireland*John was succeeded in the barony by his son Robert.2,1
(Mentioned) Will15 April 1794Lord Farnham was mentioned in the will of Ralph Hinds of Kimmins Mill, County Meath, dated 15 April 1794 and proved on 10 May 1794. Ralph left his son, Walter Hinds and his Heirs and Assigns, all of his Freehold Estate in the Towns and Lands of Corrigan, Cargagh, "Coghs" and all his interest therein situate in the County of Cavan which he derived by Lease from the late Lord Farnham.8

Family

Judith Barry
Children1.Robert Maxwell2 b. c 1720, d. 16 Nov 1779
2.Barry Maxwell2 d. 7 Oct 1800
3.Henry Maxwell+2 d. 7 Oct 1798

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham.
  3. [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: 1752; Film# 461362, Volume 157, pages 405-406, Deed# 105262. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1752; Film# 461362, Volume 156, page 304, Deed# 105796.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1752; Film# 461381, Volume 189, pages 417-418, Deed# 126010.
  6. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, 1779, Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, Ireland, Plaintiff, John Bell, Anne (Grier) Bell and James Grier, Defendants. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  7. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peerage_of_Ireland
  8. [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.

John Maxwell1

b. 1767, d. 1838
Father*Henry Maxwell1 d. 7 Oct 1798
Mother*Margaret Foster1
Birth*1767John Maxwell was born about 1767.1
Peerage of Ireland*John succeeded a first cousin to become the 5th Baron Farnham.2
Death*1838He died in 1838.2

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

Orville B. Maxwell1

b. 20 August 1910, d. 28 September 2006
Father*Jacob Dorsey Maxwell2 b. 1884
Mother*Edna May Ingram2 b. 1890
Birth*20 August 1910Orville B. Maxwell was born on 20 August 1910 in Valier, Pondera County, Montana.2,1
Name VariationHis full name was Orville Bryan Maxwell.3
Marriage*He married Nettie L. Lohse, daughter of Fred Allen Lohse.4,1,5
(Husband) Death11 September 1973Orville became a widower when Nettie L. (Lohse) Maxwell died on 11 September 1973 at about age 57.4
Marriage*4 March 1977He married second, as her second husband, Wilma (Cavitt) Haskins, daughter of Richard H. Cavitt and Reta Mae Johnston, on 4 March 1977 in Clark County, Washington.3,1,6
(Husband) Death9 March 1978Orville became a widower for the second time when Wilma Fay (Cavitt) Haskins Maxwell died on 9 March 1978 at age 60.6
Marriage*16 May 1998He married third, as her seventh husband, Evelyn R. (Hansen) Getts Getts Shandly Sullivan Evens Osmanberg, daughter of Andrew Hansen and Ida Matthews, on 16 May 1998 at The Wedding Place at the Victorian, Clark County, Washington.7
Death*28 September 2006He died on 28 September 2006 in Clark County at age 961,8
Burial* and was buried with his first wife in Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark County, Washington.1,4

Family 1

Nettie L. Lohse b. 1916, d. 11 Sep 1973

Family 2

Wilma Fay Cavitt b. 29 Sep 1917, d. 9 Mar 1978

Family 3

Evelyn R. Hansen b. 11 May 1918, d. 1 Jan 2009

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, Orville B. Maxwell, Memorial# 38787550. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2093] Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, certificate of delayed birth registration for Orville Bryan Maxwell, born on 20 August 1910 in Valier, Pondera County, Montana, USA, to Jacob Dorsey Maxwell, born 1884 in Braddyville, Iowa, and Edna May Ingram, born 1890 in Hopkins, Missouri, citing Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana, Birth Records, 1919-1986. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988.
  3. [S1710] Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 4 March 1977 in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA, of Orville Bryan Maxwell of Clark County, born on 20 August 1910, and Wilma Fay Haskins, of Clark County, born on 29 September 1917, referencing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nettie L. (Lohse) Maxwell, Memorial# 38787587.
  5. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Orville B. and Nettie L. Maxwell, Camas, Clark, Washington; Roll: m-t0627-04334; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 6-54. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Wilma (Cavitt) Maxwell, Memorial# 86166839.
  7. [S1710] Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 16 May 1998 in Clark, Washington, USA, of Orville B Maxwell of Clark County, born on 20 August 1910, and Evelyn R Osmanberg of Clark County, born on 11 May 1918, referencing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  8. [S1894] Washington, U.S., Death Index, 1940-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Orville B Maxwell, age 96, of Clark County, Washington, USA, on 28 September 2006 in Clark County, Washington, referencing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, Washington Death Index, 1940-1959, 1965-2017. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Death Index, 1940-2017.

Robert Maxwell1

b. circa 1720, d. 16 November 1779
Father*John Maxwell1 b. 1687, d. 6 Aug 1759
Mother*Judith Barry1
Birth*circa 1720Robert Maxwell was born circa 1720.1
Peerage of Ireland* Robert succeeded his father in the barony as the 2nd Baron Farnham. He was created Viscount Farnham in 1760 and the Earl of Farnham in 1763.1,2
Peerage of IrelandRobert was succeeded in the barony by his brother Barry.1,2
Death*16 November 1779Both of the higher titles became extinct when he died childless on 16 November 1779.1,2

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

Sarah Elizabeth Maxwell1

b. 1855, d. 7 January 1923
Birth*1855Sarah Elizabeth Maxwell was born about 1855.1
Marriage*15 March 1874She married first, as his second wife, John Watson on 15 March 1874 in Doddridge County, West Virginia.1,2
(Wife) Death21 December 1885Sarah became a widow when John Watson died on 21 December 1885 at about age 50.3
Death*7 January 1923She died on 7 January 1923 in League, Ritchie County, West Virginia,1
Burial* and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie County, Ohio.1

Family

John Watson b. 1835, d. 21 Dec 1885

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, Sarah Elizabeth (Maxwell) Bowie, Memorial# 241970551. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Watson, age 35, born about 1839, and Sarah Maxwell, age 23, born about 1851, in 15 March 1874 in Doddridge County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Watson, Memorial# 179709153.

Abigail May1

b. July 1666, d. 9 April 1745
Father*Samuel May2 d. 17 Jul 1677
Mother*Abigail Stansfull3
Birth*July 1666Abigail May was born in July 1666.1
Marriage*before 1683She married Nathaniel Johnson, son of Humphrey Johnson and Ellen Cheney, before 1683 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).4,2
Death*9 April 1745She died on 9 April 1745 in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 78.4

Family

Nathaniel Johnson b. Jan 1666, d. 4 May 1755
Children1.Nathaniel Johnson5
2.Joseph Johnson4 b. 9 Sep 1685, d. 25 Mar 1745
3.Mary Johnson+6,7 b. 11 Mar 1691, d. 1 Nov 1712

Citations

  1. [S1370] Paul Franklin Johnson, editor, Genealogy of Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Johnson (d.1659) and his family emigrated from England to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1630; he married twice (once in England). Includes Index; generations I to XIV by Paul Franklin Johnson, editor, 1945, and generations I to IX from the 1932 and 1935 manuscripts of Frank Leonard Johnson; generations IX to XIV compiled by Paul Franklin Johnson; completed, with additions and corrections, by Ada Johnson Modern, 1948. (Los Angeles, California: privately printed for the author by The Commonwealth Press, Inc., 1951), page 12. Hereinafter cited as Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 422. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S1371] Douglas Richardson, "The Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 146, pages 261-278 (July 1992): pages 274-275. Hereinafter cited as "The Heath Connection: English Origins."
  4. [S1370] Paul Franklin Johnson, Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Johnson, page 12.
  5. [S1370] Paul Franklin Johnson, Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Johnson, page 19.
  6. [S1370] Paul Franklin Johnson, Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Mary (Johnson) Morse, page 19.
  7. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 32-33, confusing the wives Abigail and Mary, of the two Nathaniels, father and son. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.

Edwin Porter May1

Marriage*He married Lucy Minerva Conger, daughter of Arthur Willis Conger and Ella Chase.1
No Issue*The couple had no children.1

Family

Lucy Minerva Conger b. 22 Jan 1875

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."

Michael May1

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*27 July 1727He married Elizabeth Bolton, daughter of John Bolton and Sarah Chesebrough, on 27 July 1727 in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Witness to Deed) Land Records23 November 1729Michael May was a witness for his brother-in-law William Leonard when William purchased a house and land in Bridgewater from Ephraim Leonard on 23 November 1729.3
(Brother-in-Law) Land Transfer16 February 1730The surviving siblings of John Bolton Jr., all residing in Bridgewater and consisting of Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton and Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and Abigail Bolton and their husbands, William Leonard and Michael May, children and heirs of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, signed a deed agreement on 16 February 1730, registered on 13 March 1743, stating that their honored father, had in his lifetime, sold to their brother John Bolton Jr. of Bridgewater, yeoman, for a valuable consideration, a small parcel of land containing by estimation one acre and a half which lay adjoining to their brother's land where he then lived in Bridgewater. The land was described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones which was on bounds of his own land, then running northerly about 5 rods to a red oak tree marked on two sides and running still on the low range 6 rods and a half further to a stake and a heap of stones. From there running easterly about 20 rods (by a double red oak and a single red oak) to a rock by the side of the river, then bounded by the river upstream to John Bolton Jr.'s land. Then by his land to the bounds first mentioned. The deed then stated that, because their honored father did not give a deed to their brother, they separately and together, released all claim to the tract or parcel of land to their brother.4
(2nd Son-in-Law) Estate and Land25 September 1730Michael's sister-in-law, Mary Bolton, had died intestate and the settlement and distribution of her real estate was completed on 25 September 1730. Mary's estate was divided into ten equal shares and distributed between her mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and brothers and sisters, John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.

A special committee of five freeholders consisting of Joseph Alden, whose land bordered the deceased's, and Joseph Edson, Eleazer Carver, Daniel Hudson and Jonathan Sprague had earlier been appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow on 15 June 1730 to inventory Mary's land and to determine, in their best judgment, an equitable division of her real estate, which they estimated to be 6 acres. Their recommendation, submitted to the court on 10 August 1730 and approved on 21 August 1730, distributed the lands into ten equal shares or lots.

Michael's wife, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, received the lot identified by the committee as the seventh share which contained about 3/4 of an acre of land. It was on the south side of the lot distributed to her older sister, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard. It was bounded at the west end by the lands which contained the Bolton house, beginning at the north-west corner of the house land at a stake and heap of stones standing near an apple tree, and from there ranged north 78 degrees west 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there ranged south 30 degrees west 5 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing by the highway, and then bounding by the highway 31 rods to a stake and heap of stones standing about 1 rod from the south-west corner of the Bolton house, and from there ranged north 30 degrees east 4 rods and 1/4 to the bounds first mentioned at the north-west corner of the house land.5,6
(2nd Brother-in-Law) Land Records22 February 1730/31 On 22 February 1730/31, Michael May and his wife Elizabeth (Bolton) May, William Leonard and his wife Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Nicholas Bolton and Joseph Bolton, all of Bridgewater, sold to Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater, for the sum of £40, the land in Bridgewater they had, a few months earlier, received as heirs in the distribution of their deceased sister Mary Bolton's estate. Josiah Edson and Sarah Edson witnessed the signatures of the Boltons and their husbands on 22 February 1730/31 and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 18 May 1761. It described the property as four tenths part of their sister Mary's real estate, being the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh shares as described, with the details of quantity and bounds, in the earlier settlement document for the division of Mary Bolton's estate on file with the Judge of Probate.7
(Brother-in-Law) Land Transfer12 February 1732Joseph Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, signed a deed agreement on 12 February 1732 to sell a certain piece of land in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his brother-in-law Michael May and sister Elizabeth (Bolton) May his Wife, also of Bridgewater, for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Pounds. The deed was witnessed by Samuel Bolton and Nathaniel Bolton, brothers of Joseph Bolton, on 5 Mar 1732 and recorded on 13 Dec 1732. The land was described as containing by estimation twelve acres, be there more or less, bounded as follows: Beginning at a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Highway which is the South Easterly corner and from there bounded Northerly as the fence now stands next to his brother Elisha Bolton's land to a Stake and Heap of Stones by the Side of the Swamp and then running North Easterly to the land of Joseph Alden, and then bounded by the land of Joseph Alden Westerly to the land of John Willis and then bounded by the land of John Willis Southerly to the Highway and then by the Highway to the bounds first mentioned.8
(Brother-in-Law) Land Records10 November 1732Michael May witnessed the signature of his brother-in-law William Leonard on 10 November 1732 when William sold land in Bridgewater to Richard Davenport. The second witness was Ephraim Leonard, whose relationship to William, if any, has not been determined.9
Land Records*5 May 1733Michael May and David Johnson, both of Bridgewater, mutually agreed on a settlement of the bounds between their lands and their agreement was signed by them both and recorded in the town's Purchasers Book on 5 May 1733. The neighbors had a difference of opinion regarding the bounds between the land that joined their property and also adjoined the dwelling house of David Johnson that Thomas Washburn had lived and died in. Their agreement restated the bounds for the record as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones standing in the fence between Michael May and another neighbor, Elisha Bolton, a little to the north and west of the house by a large plum tree and running westerly about 4 rods to another stake with stones about it and standing by the trodden way.10
Town Poor2 November 1767The names of Michael May and his wife Elizabeth (Bolton) May appeared separately on a list of paupers at a Town Meeting held in Bridgewater on 2 November 1767. At the meeting, an amount of £21,05s,02p was approved for the support of Michael May and £2,17s,08p was approved for payment to the Reverend John Shaw for visits and medicines for Michael. Additionally, for visits and medicines for the wife of Michael May, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, £1,04s,04p was approved for payment to Dr. Richard Perkins.11

Family

Elizabeth Bolton b. 24 Apr 1692, d. 22 Jan 1770

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558823, Book 27, page 152B, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  4. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558826, Book 36, page 134c.
  5. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  6. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  7. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 559116, Book 46, pages 261-262.
  8. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Film# 558823, Book 28, page 108.
  9. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66B-67A.
  10. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 262.
  11. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: FHL Film# 902869, Item# 2, Volume 3, 1739-1784, page items 70-71; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.

Samuel May1

d. 17 July 1677
Marriage*7 June 1657He married, as her first husband, Abigail Stansfull on 7 June 1657 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
Death*17 July 1677He died on 17 July 1677 in Roxbury.4

Family

Abigail Stansfull
Child1.Abigail May+1 b. Jul 1666, d. 9 Apr 1745

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 422. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S1371] Douglas Richardson, "The Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 146, pages 261-278 (July 1992): pages 274-275. Hereinafter cited as "The Heath Connection: English Origins."
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 499, noting alternate spellings of her surname as "Stanffull" and "Stamfield" and an alternate date of 7 July 1657.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Roxbury Deaths, Volume 2, page 591, his surname transcribed as "Mays". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Mayfield1

(Bride's Father) Marriage Bond26 May 1813A marriage bond and license were issued to Dabney Turner and John Mayfield in Barren County, Kentucky, on 26 May 1813 for the intended marriage between Dabney Turner and Lucinda Mayfield, John Mayfield's daughter.1

Family

Child1.Lucinda Mayfield1

Citations

  1. [S2252] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1785-1979, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage Bond and License issued to Dabney Turner and John Mayfield on 26 May 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky for the marriage intended between Dabney Turner and Lucinda Mayfield, daughter of John Mayfield, citing FHL Film# 209749, Digital# 5552446, browse online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWRY-ZFH. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1785-1979.

Lucinda Mayfield1

Father*John Mayfield2
Marriage Bond26 May 1813A marriage bond and license were issued to Lucinda Mayfield and John Mayfield in Barren County, Kentucky, on 26 May 1813 for the intended marriage between Dabney Turner and Lucinda Mayfield, John Mayfield's daughter.2
Marriage*27 May 1813She married first Dabney Turner on 27 May 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky. They were married by Walter Warder.3,4
(Wife) DeathNovember 1828Lucinda became a widow when Dabney Turner died, probably in November 1828.5,6,1
Probate*17 November 1828Lucinda, who had been appointed the Administrator for her husband's estate, submitted his inventory to the court on 17 November 1828.5
Marriage Bond30 November 1829A marriage bond was issued in the amount of £50 to Henry Emmerson and H. T. Curd in Barren County, Kentucky, on 30 November 1829, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage shortly to be solemnized between Henry Emmerson and Lucinda Turner.6
Marriage*1 December 1829She married second Henry Emmerson, son of Pleasant Emmerson and Elizabeth Furlong, on 1 December 1829 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. They were married by the Reverend Jacob Lock.7

Family 1

Dabney Turner d. Nov 1828

Family 2

Henry Emmerson

Citations

  1. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 30 November 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Henry Emmerson and Lucinda Turner, citing FHL Film# 000209752. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  2. [S2252] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1785-1979, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage Bond and License issued to Dabney Turner and John Mayfield on 26 May 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky for the marriage intended between Dabney Turner and Lucinda Mayfield, daughter of John Mayfield, citing FHL Film# 209749, Digital# 5552446, browse online at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWRY-ZFH. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1785-1979.
  3. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 May 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Lucinda Mayfield and Dabney Turner. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
  4. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of Dabney Turner and Lucinda Mayfield on 27 May 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky, by Walter Warden, citing FHL Film# 209749, Digital# 5552446, image# 53 and 54 of 1358. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  5. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, inventory of Dabney Turner submitted 17 November 1828 by Lucinda Turner, Administrator, referencing page 589, Barren County Will Books, image# 190 of 320. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  6. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued on 30 November 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, to Henry Emmerson and H. T. Curd, the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Henry Emmerson and Lucinda Turner, citing FHL Film# 000209752.
  7. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 1 December 1829 of Henry Emmerson and Lucinda Turner in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, by the Reverend Jacob Lock, citing FHL Film# 209767, Digital# 5552462, image# 58 of 346.

Passengers Mayflower (The)

Mayflower Passenger*9 November 1620 When the Mayflower departed Plymouth, England on 6 Sep 1620, she was carrying 102 passengers, including three pregnant women. During the voyage one baby, Oceanus Hopkins, was born making a total of 103 passengers. Three days before land was sighted, passenger William Button died, so when the Mayflower arrived at Provincetown Harbor in Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts on 9 November 1620 there were again 102 passengers. A full list of the passengers may be accessed by clicking on the PDF icon at the end of this section and those included in this project so far include adult males John Alden, Francis Cooke and James Chilton, adult females Susanna (Furner) Chilton, young male John Cooke, and young females Priscilla Mullins and Mary Chilton.

During the weeks ahead, while everyone still "lived" on the ship, the men explored the area looking for a place to build their settlement. Another baby, Peregrine (meaning "wanderer") White, son of William and Susannah, was born in America onboard the Mayflower on 20 Nov, the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World. The White's servant, Edward Thompson, died on 4 Dec, followed shortly by 7 year old Jasper More, one of the four illegitimate children placed on the Mayflower in the care of the William Brewster family by their mother's humiliated husband. Two of the other More children died as well. And, tragically, Dorothy May Bradford, William Bradford's wife, slipped over the side of the anchored Mayflower and drowned. In early December the group decided to move the ship and look somewhere else for a settlement location. The ship and its passengers left Provincetown Harbor on 15 Dec. Two days later on 17 Dec, the Mayflower dropped anchor at Plymouth Harbor and on 21 Dec the first landing party arrived at the site of what would become the settlement of Plymouth. The weather, however, was so terrible they could not begin work on shore for several days. In the meantime, the Mayflower had become a hospital ship, the passengers suffering from colds, coughs, fevers and scurvy. James Chilton had died even before the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth Harbor. Richard Britteridge passed away the day the ship arrived, and two days later Solomon Prower, the stepson of Christopher Martin, the ship's designated "governor", died. The following day Mary Allerton gave birth to a stillborn son.

By the end of January 1621, enough of the settlement had been built to begin unloading provisions from the Mayflower, however the emigrants' ordeal was far from over. With two and sometimes three people dying a day during February and March, almost everyone had lost a loved one. Christopher Martin died in early January, his wife Mary soon after. The Rigsdale, Tinker and Turner families were completely wiped out, followed by Susannah Chilton whose husband James had died while the ship was at Provincetown Harbor. The Chilton's 13 year old daughter Mary had become an orphan. Also orphaned that first winter were 17 year old Joseph Rogers, 12 year old Samuel Fuller, 18 year old John Crackston, 17 year old Priscilla Mullins and 13 year old Elizabeth Tilley, who also lost her aunt and uncle, Edward and Ann Tilley. By mid-March, William Bradford, Myles Standish, Francis Eaton and Isaac Allerton, who had three children between the ages of eight and four, had all become widowers. When William White died, his widow Susannah was left with their newborn son Peregrine and 5 year old Resolved. Susannah was the plantation's only surviving widow. By that first spring, 52 of the 102 who had originally arrived at Provincetown were dead. Half, however, survived. And, miraculously, the families of William Brewster, Francis Cooke, Stephen Hopkins and John Billington were completely untouched by all the disease. The remaining "Pilgrims" worked, prayed and fought together and their settlement of Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth Colony had begun.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S911] Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (New York, New York: Penguin Group, Inc., 2006), Chapter 5, The Heart of Winter, pages 78-92. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower: A Story.
  3. [S911] Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower: A Story, Chapter 4, Beaten with Their Own Rod, pages 56-77.

Signers Mayflower Compact

Mayflower Compact*11 November 1620Francis Cooke, James Chilton, John Alden and George Soule were among the 41 passengers who composed and signed the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620 while still aboard the Mayflower after arriving and anchoring in what is now Provincetown Harbor, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). All 41 of the adult male members on the Mayflower signed the Compact. It outlined the first written laws for the new land, determined authority within the settlement and was observed as "the law" until 1691. The Compact established that the colony of mostly persecuted Separatists was to be free of English law. It was devised to set up a government from within themselves and was written by those to be governed. When creating the Mayflower Compact, the signers believed that covenants were not only to be honored between God and man, but also between each other. They had always honored covenants as part of their righteous integrity and agreed to be bound by this same principle with the Compact. John Adams and many historians have referred to the Mayflower Compact as the foundation of the U.S. Constitution written more than 150 later.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S841] Mayflower History.com, online at www.mayflowerhistory.com. Hereinafter cited as MayflowerHistory.com.
  3. [S912] All About History, online at www.allabouthistory.org. Hereinafter cited as All About History.

Henry Mayhew1

Family

Child1.Saluda Nancy Mayhew+1 b. 10 Jun 1804, d. Oct 1846

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, Saluda “Ludey” (Mayhew) Brumfield, Memorial# 81824541. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Saluda Nancy Mayhew1

b. 10 June 1804, d. October 1846
Father*Henry Mayhew2
Birth*10 June 1804Saluda Nancy Mayhew was born on 10 June 1804 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1,2,3
Name VariationShe was called Ludey.4,2
Marriage*21 June 1827She married, as his first wife, Thomas Keeling Brumfield, son of Joshua Brumfield and Susanna Keeling, on 21 June 1827 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.4,5,6
Children*Ludey and Thomas had 8 children together before she died, Nancy being the youngest.2,3,1
Death*October 1846She died in October 1846 in Virginia at age 42.1,2,3

Family

Thomas Keeling Brumfield b. 16 Jan 1805, d. 29 May 1875
Child1.Nancy Rorer Brumfield1,2 b. 2 Mar 1844, d. 16 Apr 1894

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 Rorer (Brumfield) Walker, Memorial# 50125964. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Saluda “Ludey” (Mayhew) Brumfield, Memorial# 81824541.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Keeling Brumfield, Memorial# 50147499.
  4. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas K. Brumfield and Ludey Mayhew on 21 June 1827 in Pittsylvania County. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Keeling Brumfield, Memorial# 50147499, reporting the date of their marriage as 27 February 1827.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Saluda “Ludey” (Mayhew) Brumfield, Memorial# 81824541, reporting the date of their marriage as 21 June 1827.

Florence Maylen1

b. 25 May 1897, d. 14 July 1949
Father*George Maylen3 b. 5 Mar 1856, d. 10 Mar 1939
Mother*Phoebe Ann Ballou2 b. 3 Jul 1860, d. 10 Aug 1939
Birth*25 May 1897Florence Maylen was born on 25 May 1897 in Arkansas.4,5,6
Marriage*3 July 1912She married William A. Pauley on 3 July 1912 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. William reported his age as 21, although he was actually 27 years of age, and Florence was age 15. Florence's mother, Phoebe Maylen, gave her written consent for the marriage of her daughter, signing the document with her X mark.1,4
Census US 1930*4 April 1930Florence M. and William A. Pauley were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 4 April 1930 in McDaniels, McIntosh County, Oklahoma. William was recorded as 43 years of age and a general farmer working on his own account, and Florence was 32 years of age. William was age 26 when he married, and Florence reported being age 17, although she was actually 15 years old. They rented their farm, and were enumerated with their four children. Their daughters, Hattie, Opal and Dora were ages 16, 13 and 8 years, respectively, and had all attended school within the census year, and their son, J.D., was 5 years old. Bill Pauley, who was 24 years of age and identified as a cousin, was also enumerated with the family in 1930. He was not able to read or write and worked for wages as an odd job laborer.5
Death*14 July 1949She died of cancer on 14 July 1949 in her home at 419 SE 51, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at age 527,8
Burial* and was buried in Plot S13-R27A-11 of Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City, Oklahoma County.8

Family

William A. Pauley b. 23 Jan 1885
Children1.Hattie Pauley5 b. 1914
2.Opal Pauley5 b. 1917
3.Dora Mae Pauley1 b. 15 Aug 1919, d. 30 Oct 1976
4.J. D. Pauley5 b. 1925
5.Leroy Pauley9 b. 25 May 1930

Citations

  1. [S1566] Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Dora Mae Pauley of St. Marys, Ohio, age 26, born on 15 August 1917 in Morris, Oklahoma, daughter of William Pauley and Florence Maylen, and Herbert Vernon Schelby of Auglaize County, Ohio, age 26, born on 21 August 1917 in St. Marys, Ohio, son of Henry Schelby and Cora Hager, married on 6 July 1943 in Indiana, United States, citing page 187 and referencing FHL Film# 002169119. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001.
  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, Phoebe (Ballou) Maylen, Memorial# 29966108. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George W. Maylen, Memorial# 29965940.
  4. [S2175] Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 3 July 1912 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA, of Bill Pauley of Morris, Oklahoma, age 21, born about 1891, and Florence Maylen of Morris Oklahoma, age 15, born about 1897, Phoebe Maylen signed her mark giving consent to her daughter's marriage, married by W. H. Spencer, Justice of the Peace, referencing Film# 001305489. Hereinafter cited as Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995.
  5. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Willam A. and Florence M. Pauley, Year: 1930; Census Place: McDaniels, McIntosh, Oklahoma; Pages: 2A-2B; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 2341648. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Florence E. Pauley, Memorial# 128706466, recording her date of birth as 25 May 1894.
  7. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Daily Oklahoman, (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Friday, 15 July 1949, page 12, reporting that Mrs. Florence Pauley, 51, died of cancer Thursday night in her home at 419 SE 51; had been sick about three years; born in Rich Hill, Missouri, moved to Oklahoma City in 1905 from Arkansas; survived by husband, William A., three daughters, Mrs. Mae Goldtrap of 3501 S. High, Mrs. Hattie Russ of Panama, Le Flore County, and Mrs. Opal Carbough, Livingston, California; two sons, J. D., home address and Leroy, with the Army in Alaska; a brother, Jess Maylen, Kansas City, Missouri, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Horn, Okmulgee; nine grandchildren. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Florence E. Pauley, Memorial# 128706466.
  9. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William A. and Florence Pauley, Year: 1940; Census Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; Roll: m-t0627-03347; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 78-198. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.

George Maylen1

b. 5 March 1856, d. 10 March 1939
Birth*5 March 1856George Maylen was born on 5 March 1856 in Wisconsin.1
Marriage*4 October 1878He married Phoebe Ann Ballou on 4 October 1878 in Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas. George was 21 years of age and Phoebe, whose name was also recorded as Anna, was age 16. They were married by A. B. McGowen, Justice of the Peace, and their marriage was recorded in Morris County, Kansas.1,2,3
Death*10 March 1939He died on 10 March 1939 in Morris, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, at age 831
Burial* and was buried in Morris Cemetery, Morris.1

Family

Phoebe Ann Ballou b. 3 Jul 1860, d. 10 Aug 1939
Child1.Florence Maylen+1 b. 25 May 1897, d. 14 Jul 1949

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 W. Maylen, Memorial# 29965940. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Phoebe (Ballou) Maylen, Memorial# 29966108.
  3. [S2173] Kansas, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1811-1911, online at www.newspapers.com, marriage on 4 October 1878 in Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas, and recorded in Morris County, Kansas, USA of Phebe Ann Ballou, her name also recorded as Anna, of Morris County, age 16, born about 1862, and George Maylen of Doniphan County, age 21 years, born about 1857, married by A. B. McGowen, Justice of the Peace, citing Film# 002169233. Hereinafter cited as Kansas, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1811-1911.

David Maynard1

Marriage*6 February 1732/33He married first Jemima Brigham, daughter of David Brigham and Mary Leonard, on 6 February 1732/33 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*14 March 1737He married second Anne Oake on 14 March 1737 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family 1

Jemima Brigham b. 24 Aug 1712, d. b 14 Mar 1737

Family 2

Anne Oake

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Westborough Marriages, Volume 1, page 181. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hannah Maynard1

b. 22 November 1648
Father*John Maynard1 d. 4 Oct 1658
Mother*Mary Starr2 b. 16 Apr 1620
Birth*22 November 1648Hannah Maynard was born about 22 November 1648, probably in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Baptism26 November 1648 and was baptized with her sister Lydia on 26 November 1648 at the First Church of Boston. They were about 4 days old.1
Relationship Note*Hannah and Lydia Maynard were twins.1

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 449. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War and his Family Connections", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): April 1940, Volume 94, Footnotes pages 171-172. Hereinafter cited as "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War."

John Maynard1,2

d. 4 October 1658
Marriage*6 April 1640He married first Mary Starr, daughter of Comfort Starr and Elizabeth __?__, on 6 April 1640, probably at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.3,4
Children*According to the wills of Mary (Starr) Maynard's father, and her uncle Jehoshaphat Starr, Mary and John Maynard had five daughters. Researchers have not yet identified the other three, and have stated that twins Lydia and Hannah were probably the last. It is believed that the three oldest daughters were born in Duxbury, but the early records of both the town and the church of Duxbury were burned.5,6
Relocation*20 August 1647Mary and John Maynard had moved, and were identified as " of Boston" in a sale of land on 20 August 1647.4
Marriage*after 30 August 1650He married second, as her third husband, Elizabeth (Wight) Heaton Pell, daughter of Robert Wight and Elizabeth Fulshaw, after 30 August 1650, probably in Boston.1,2
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the MAYNARD surname found in our research was MINOR.7,2,8
Death*4 October 1658He died on 4 October 1658 in Boston.4,9,10
(Father-Possible) Research NotesHeaton Families: 350 Years in America" speculated, without offering any source information, that John Maynard may have been related to his third wife's son Nathaniel Heaton's wife Mary, who actually would have been about the right age to be one of John's missing daughters. Without documentation, however, it's not possible to identify her one way or the other.11,12,13,14

Family 1

Mary Starr b. 16 Apr 1620
Children1.Hannah Maynard15 b. 22 Nov 1648
2.Lydia Maynard15 b. 22 Nov 1648

Family 2

Elizabeth Wight b. 2 Nov 1606

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 447. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, pages 2-3. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  3. [S1368] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbrook, Kent", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 64, pages 73-74 (January 1910). Hereinafter cited as "Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbrook."
  4. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War and his Family Connections", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): January 1939, Volume 93, page 94. Hereinafter cited as "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War."
  5. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War", April 1940, Volume 94, Footnotes, pages 171-172.
  6. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War", January 1939, Volume 93, pages 92-93.
  7. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 447 and 449.
  8. [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 1, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  9. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 447.
  10. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document 130, page 66, his surname spelled "Minord". Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  11. [S472] Thomas and Manasseh Minor, The Minor Diaries, Stonington, Connecticut: Thomas 1653 to 1684 and Manasseh 1696 to 1720 (reprinted in 2001 by Edward Brothers Inc., Lillington, North Carolina: The Thomas Minor Society, 1993), page 43, January 1660, "thrusday .24. marie died aboute six o'clocke". Hereinafter cited as The Minor Diaries.
  12. [S473] John Augustus Miner, Thomas Minor Descendants, 1608-1981 (Trevett, Maine: compiler and publisher John Augustus Miner, 1981), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Minor Descendants, 1608-1981.
  13. [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.
  14. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, page 5.
  15. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 449.

Lydia Maynard1

b. 22 November 1648
Father*John Maynard1 d. 4 Oct 1658
Mother*Mary Starr2 b. 16 Apr 1620
Birth*22 November 1648Lydia was born about 22 November 1648, probably in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Baptism26 November 1648 and was baptized with her sister Hannah on 26 November 1648 at the First Church of Boston. They were about 4 days old.1
Relationship Note*Lydia and Hannah Maynard were twins.1

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 449. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S1369] Hosea Starr Ballou, "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War and his Family Connections", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): April 1940, Volume 94, Footnotes pages 171-172. Hereinafter cited as "Dr. Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War."

Margaret Maynes1

Marriage*She married George Martin.1

Family

George Martin
Child1.Anna A. Martin2 b. 14 Sep 1865, d. 31 Aug 1950

Citations

  1. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Anna A Dungan, certificate# 77869, age 84, widowed, born on 14 September 1865 in Bucks County, died on September 1950 in Hatboro, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, parents George Martin and Margaret Mains. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.
  2. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Anna A Dungan, certificate# 77869, age 84, widowed, born on 14 September 1865 in Bucks County, died on 31 August 1950 in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA, parents George Martin and Margaret Mains.

Elizabeth McCance1

b. 12 April 1822, d. 20 August 1901
Father*William McCance2 b. 21 Jan 1756, d. 27 Feb 1844
Mother*Eleanor Armstrong2 b. 1788, d. 1849
Birth*12 April 1822Elizabeth McCance was born on 12 April 1822.2
Marriage*4 September 1842She married Harrod W. Newland on 4 September 1842 in Hancock County, Indiana.1,3,4,2
(Wife) Death3 December 1895Elizabeth became a widow when Harrod Worster Newland died on 3 December 1895 at age 75.4
Death*20 August 1901She died on 20 August 1901 at age 792
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Toulon Cemetery, Toulon, Stark County, Illinois.2,4

Family

Harrod W. Newland b. 30 Nov 1820, d. 3 Dec 1895
Child1.William F. Newland1 b. 30 Nov 1844, d. 11 Jul 1928

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 February 1879 in Stark County, Illinois, USA, of William F Newland, age 35, born about 1844 to Harrod Worster Newland and Elizabeth McCance, married Isabella M Godfrey, age 28, born about 1851 to Hugh Young Godfrey and Frances McCance, referencing Various Illinois County Courthouses; Various Illinois County Courthouses; Marriage Records; Collection Title: Marriage Records. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  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, Elizabeth (McCance) Newland, Memorial# 64787172. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 4 September 1842 in Hancock County, of Harod Newland and Elizabeth McCance. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Harrod W Newland, Memorial# 64787187.

Frances E. McCance1

b. 25 May 1831, d. 18 January 1901
Father*William McCance2 b. 21 Jan 1756, d. 27 Feb 1844
Mother*Eleanor Armstrong2 b. 1788, d. 1849
Birth*25 May 1831Frances E. McCance was born on 25 May 1831 in Indiana.3
Marriage*20 December 1850She married Hugh Y. Godfrey, son of Thomas Godfrey Jr. and Mary Young, on 20 December 1850 in Stark County, Illinois.1,4,3,5
(Mother) Death9 January 1897Her son, Willis L. Godfrey, committed suicide on 9 January 1897 in Peoria County, Illinois, at age 39.6,7
(Mother) Illness9 January 1897Long before alcoholism was recognized as a disease, her son, Willis, was likely a serious alcoholic. The newspaper describing the events of his suicide on the evening of 9 January 1897 in Peoria, Illinois, began their story by reporting that his wife, Mary Jane Lovitt, who was not named in the article, had separated from him and had been living in La Harpe for the past year with her brother, Willis Harris Lovitt, his wife, Mary, and their family. It was also not mentioned that Willis and Mary Jane's mother, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, also resided with her son's family in La Harpe in 1897.

The news article, returning to the evening of January 9, reported that Godfrey had gone into a saloon in Peoria and called for a drink. When he was unable to pay for it, he and the bartender exchanged words, and Godfrey threw his coat on the bar and left the saloon. No one witnessed what happened next, although the supposition was that Godfrey went straight to the Illinois River and plunged in. Eleven weeks later, on Sunday, March 21, his body was found floating in the river and was identified by friends.

Godfrey was twice married. His first wife, Nancy Elizabeth Masters, who was not named in the article, secured a divorce, remarried and was living in Monroe, Nebraska; his second wife, as stated above, was living in La Harpe. Godfrey had been employed on several roads as a brakeman, but could not keep a job "due to his dissipated habits." The article concluded with the newspaper's editorial judgements that, "His evil ways dragged him down and when he did not have the price of a drink of whiskey he went to the river and drowned himself. This sad history is but the old story of the dreadful power of the demon rum."7,8
Death*18 January 1901She died on 18 January 1901 in Fontana, Walworth County, Wisconsin, at age 693,2
Burial* and was buried in Toulon Cemetery, Toulon, Stark County, Illinois.3

Family

Hugh Y. Godfrey b. 22 Feb 1828, d. 27 Nov 1908
Children1.Isabelle Mary Godfrey9 b. 2 Feb 1850, d. 7 Aug 1917
2.Willis L. Godfrey1,6,3 b. 9 Jun 1857, d. 9 Jan 1897

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 June 1894 in Peoria County, Illinois, USA, of Willis L Godfrey, age 38, his second marriage, born about 1856 in Toulon, Stark County, Illinois, to Hugh Y Godfrey and Frances E McCance, married Mary J Isom, age 42, her second marriage, born about 1852 in Ohio to Evan J Lovitt and Leah "Slummontes", referencing Peoria County Courthouse; Peoria, IL, USA; Peoria County Marriages, 1825-1915; Collection Title: Peoria County Marriages, 1825-1915, citing Marriage Register 1891-1895, Certificate# 1950. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S2367] Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, death of Frances E. McCanse Godfrey of Fontana, Walworth County, Wisconsin, age 69, housewife, married to Hugh Y. Godfrey, died in 1901 in Fontana, Walworth County, born on 25 May 1831 in Indiana to William McCanse, born in Pennsylvania, and Elenor McCanse, born in Indiana, burial in Toulon, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907.
  3. [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, Frances E (McCance) Godfrey, Memorial# 64672726. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hugh Young Godfrey, Memorial# 64672756.
  5. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 20 December 1850 in Stark County, Illinois, of Hugh Y. Godfrey and Frances E. McCance, referencing Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, microfilm# 1403417. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Leaming Godfrey, Memorial# 227007267.
  7. [S2362] Willis L. Godfrey 1897 Suicide, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Quill, (La Harpe, Illinois), Thursday, 25 March 1897, page 1, article title reads "W. L. Godfrey Suicides", and crediting the Peoria, Illinois, papers of the previous Tuesday, reported the tragic death of Willis L. Godfrey, whose wife had been making her home in La Harpe, with her brother W. H. Lovitt and family, for the past year; on the evening of January 9, Godfrey, "the unfortunate man", went into a saloon and called for a drink; being unable to pay for it a few words passed between the bartender and Godfrey, when the latter threw his coat on the bar and left the place; the supposition is that he went straight to the river and plunged in; last Sunday his body was found floating in the river and was identified by friends; he was twice married; his first wife secured a divorce, is married again, and is living in Monroe, Nebraska; his second wife, as stated above, is living here; he had been employed on several roads as brakeman, but could not hold a job owing to his dissipated habits; his evil ways dragged him down and when he did not have the price of a drink of whiskey he went to the river and drowned himself; this said history is but the old story of the dreadful power of the demon rum. Hereinafter cited as Willis L. Godfrey 1897 Suicide.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leah (Stamets) Lovitt, Memorial# 54448293, from the news article about her 87th birthday celebration posted on her memorial page.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isabelle Mary (Godfrey) Newland, Memorial# 64787213.