Reverend Leonard Metcalf1

Occupation*The Reverend Leonard Metcalf was the Rector of Tatterford, Norfolk County, England.1

Family

Child1.Michael Metcalf+1 b. 17 Jun 1593, d. 27 Dec 1664

Citations

  1. [S1292] Isaac Stevens Metcalf, Metcalf Genealogy, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Cleveland, Ohio: The Imperial Press, 1898), pages 17-20. Hereinafter cited as Metcalf Genealogy.

Mary Metcalf1

b. 15 August 1646, d. 22 March 1676/77
Father*Michael Metcalf1 b. 29 Aug 1620, d. 25 Mar 1654
Mother*Mary Fairbanks1 b. 18 Apr 1622
Birth*15 August 1646Mary Metcalf was born on 15 August 1646 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*10 December 1668She married, as his first wife, John Ware, son of Robert Ware and Margaret Hunting, on 10 December 1668 in Dedham.1,3
Death*22 March 1676/77She died on 22 March 1676/77 in Dedham at age 30.1,4

Family

John Ware b. 6 Oct 1646, d. 7 Apr 1718
Child1.Eleazer Ware+1 b. 2 Oct 1676, d. 23 Jul 1750

Citations

  1. [S1249] Miss Emma F. Ware, "Genealogy of Robert Ware of Dedham, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 41, pages 21-52 (January 1887). Hereinafter cited as "Robert Ware of Dedham."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 3, the date written as "15 of the 6 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 11.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 15.

Mary M. Metcalf1

b. December 1857, d. 7 December 1941
Birth*December 1857Mary M. Metcalf was born in December 1857 in Ohio.2,3
Marriage*1879She married Carlton Price Arrick, son of Andrew Arrick and Eliza Vincent, in 1879.1,3
Census US 1900*13 June 1900Mary M. and Carl P. Arrick were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 13 June 1900 on Water Street, Morgan Township, Morgan County, Ohio. Carl was 43 years of age and worked as a salesman in a novelty store, and Mary was 42 years of age. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for 21 years, and Mary had given birth to two children, only one of whom was living. Their daughter Lena Lee, who was 20 years old and worked as a cashier in a shoe store, was enumerated with her parents in 1900.3
(Wife) Death1930Mary became a widow when Carl P. Arrick died in 1930 at about age 74.4
Death*7 December 1941She died on 7 December 1941 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, at about age 852,5
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Franklin County.2,4

Family

Carlton Price Arrick b. Oct 1856, d. 1930
Child1.Lena Lee Arrick+1 b. 1 Mar 1880, d. 21 Mar 1941

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Norman Leslie Heaton, a resident of Columbus, Ohio, age 30, Chief Clerk, born 3 November 1873 in Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, son of Charles W. Heaton and Emma F. Yerkes, and Lena Lee Arrick, a resident of McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, age 24, music teacher, born 1 March 1880 in McConnelsville, daughter of Carl P. Arrick and Mary M. Metcalf, married on 7 September 1904 in Morgan County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000910660. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  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, Mary M Arrick, Memorial# 99222021. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Carl P. and Mary M. Arrick, Morgan, Morgan, Ohio; Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0035; FHL microfilm: 1241309. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Carl P Arrick, Memorial# 170575130.
  5. [S1591] Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Mary M Arrick on 7 December 1941 in Columbus, Franklin County, USA, referencing Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.

Michael Metcalf1,2

b. 29 August 1620, d. 25 March 1654
Father*Michael Metcalf3 b. 17 Jun 1593, d. 27 Dec 1664
Mother*Sarah Elwyn3 b. 17 Jun 1593, d. 30 Nov 1644
Birth*29 August 1620Michael Metcalf was born on 29 August 1620 in St. Benedicts', Norwich, Norfolk County, England.4
Marriage*2 April 1644He married, as her first husband, Mary Fairbanks, daughter of Jonathan Fairbanks and Grace Lee, on 2 April 1644 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,5,6,2
Death*25 March 1654He died on 25 March 1654 in Dedham at age 33.2,7

Family

Mary Fairbanks b. 18 Apr 1622
Children1.Michael Metcalf+2 b. 21 Jan 1644/45
2.Mary Metcalf+1 b. 15 Aug 1646, d. 22 Mar 1676/77
3.Sarah Metcalf+8 b. 7 Dec 1648, d. 13 Apr 1718

Citations

  1. [S1249] Miss Emma F. Ware, "Genealogy of Robert Ware of Dedham, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 41, pages 21-52 (January 1887). Hereinafter cited as "Robert Ware of Dedham."
  2. [S1268] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: American Printing and Engraving Company, 1897), Jonathan Fairbanks, pages 31-34. Hereinafter cited as Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897.
  3. [S1292] Isaac Stevens Metcalf, Metcalf Genealogy, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Cleveland, Ohio: The Imperial Press, 1898), pages 17-20. Hereinafter cited as Metcalf Genealogy.
  4. [S1292] Isaac Stevens Metcalf, Metcalf Genealogy, pages 20-21.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 126, the date written as "2 of the 2 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S1292] Isaac Stevens Metcalf, Metcalf Genealogy, pages 20-21, reporting the date of their marriage as March 2, 1644.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 128, the date written as "25 of 1 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  8. [S1251] Miss Emma Forbes Ware, Ware Genealogy; Robert Ware, of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1642-1699, and his lineal descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1901), page 35. Hereinafter cited as Ware Genealogy.

Michael Metcalf1

b. 21 January 1644/45
Father*Michael Metcalf1 b. 29 Aug 1620, d. 25 Mar 1654
Mother*Mary Fairbanks1 b. 18 Apr 1622
Birth*21 January 1644/45Michael Metcalf was born on 21 January 1644/45 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*19 September 1672He married, as her second husband, Elizabeth (Fuller) Kingsbury, daughter of Thomas Fuller and Hannah Flower, on 19 September 1672 in Dedham.2,3

Family

Elizabeth Fuller b. 1 Apr 1648
Child1.Sarah Metcalf+4 b. 26 Apr 1682, d. 28 Jun 1748

Citations

  1. [S1268] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: American Printing and Engraving Company, 1897), Jonathan Fairbanks, pages 31-34. Hereinafter cited as Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897.
  2. [S1268] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897, Jonathan Fairbanks, pages 31-34, noting the date of their marriage as 16 September 1672.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 12. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 18.

Michael Metcalf1

b. 17 June 1593, d. 27 December 1664
Father*Reverend Leonard Metcalf1
Birth*17 June 1593Michael Metcalf was born on 17 June 1593 in Tatterford, Norfolk County, England.1
Marriage*13 October 1616He married first Sarah Elwyn, daughter of Thomas Elwyn and Elisabeth __?__, on 13 October 1616 in Hingham, Norfolk County, England.1
(Husband) Death30 November 1644Michael became a widower when Sarah (Elwyn) Metcalf died on 30 November 1644.1
Death*27 December 1664He died on 27 December 1664 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), at age 71.1

Family

Sarah Elwyn b. 17 Jun 1593, d. 30 Nov 1644
Children1.Michael Metcalf+1 b. 29 Aug 1620, d. 25 Mar 1654
2.Thomas Metcalf1 b. 27 Dec 1629, d. 16 Nov 1702

Citations

  1. [S1292] Isaac Stevens Metcalf, Metcalf Genealogy, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Cleveland, Ohio: The Imperial Press, 1898), pages 17-20. Hereinafter cited as Metcalf Genealogy.

Sarah Metcalf1

b. 7 December 1648, d. 13 April 1718
Father*Michael Metcalf1 b. 29 Aug 1620, d. 25 Mar 1654
Mother*Mary Fairbanks1 b. 18 Apr 1622
Birth*7 December 1648Sarah Metcalf was born on 7 December 1648 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*4 June 1677She married, as his first wife, Robert Ware, son of Robert Ware and Margaret Hunting, on 4 June 1677 in Dedham.1
Death*13 April 1718She died on 13 April 1718 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, at age 69.1

Family

Robert Ware b. 1 Aug 1653, d. 16 Sep 1724
Children1.Robert Ware+2 b. 6 Dec 1680, d. 9 Jan 1731/32
2.Michael Ware3 b. 11 Jun 1683, d. 21 Sep 1725
3.Esther Ware1 b. 7 May 1693, d. 14 Sep 1745

Citations

  1. [S1251] Miss Emma Forbes Ware, Ware Genealogy; Robert Ware, of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1642-1699, and his lineal descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1901), page 35. Hereinafter cited as Ware Genealogy.
  2. [S1251] Miss Emma Forbes Ware, Ware Genealogy, pages 57-58.
  3. [S1251] Miss Emma Forbes Ware, Ware Genealogy, page 58.

Sarah Metcalf1

b. 26 April 1682, d. 28 June 1748
Father*Michael Metcalf2 b. 21 Jan 1644/45
Mother*Elizabeth Fuller2 b. 1 Apr 1648
Birth*26 April 1682Sarah Metcalf was born on 26 April 1682 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Marriage*6 April 1709She married, as his first wife, Joseph Wight, son of Joseph Wight and Deborah Colburn, on 6 April 1709 in Dedham.1,3
Death*28 June 1748She died on 28 June 1748 in Dedham at age 66.1,4

Family

Joseph Wight b. 10 Dec 1681, d. 14 Jul 1756
Child1.Joseph Wight+1 b. 7 Jan 1710/11

Citations

  1. [S1252] Danforth Phipps Wight M.D., The Wright Family. Memoir of Thomas Wight, of Dedham, Mass., with genealogical notices of his descendants, from 1637 to 1840, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Press of T.R. Marvin, 1848), page 62. Hereinafter cited as Wight Family Memoir of Thomas Wight of Dedham.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 18. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 36.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 78.

Thomas Metcalf1

b. 27 December 1629, d. 16 November 1702
Father*Michael Metcalf2 b. 17 Jun 1593, d. 27 Dec 1664
Mother*Sarah Elwyn2 b. 17 Jun 1593, d. 30 Nov 1644
Birth*27 December 1629Thomas Metcalf was born on 27 December 1629 in St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk County, England.1
Marriage*12 September 1656He married first Sarah Paige on 12 September 1656 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3
(Husband) Death20 January 1678/79Thomas became a widower when Sarah (Paige) Metcalf died on 20 January 1678/79.4
Marriage*2 December 1679He married second, as her second husband, Anna (Chickering) Paine, daughter of Francis Chickering and Anne Fiske, on 2 December 1679 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).5,6,7
(Husband) Death1 January 1687/88Thomas became a widower for the second time when Anna (Chickering) Paine Metcalf died on 1 January 1687/88.8,9
Death*16 November 1702He died on 16 November 1702 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 72.1

Family 1

Sarah Paige d. 20 Jan 1678/79

Family 2

Anna Chickering b. c 1635, d. 1 Jan 1687/88

Citations

  1. [S1359] Dr. Luther Metcalf Harris, "Metcalf Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 6, pages 171-178 (April 1852). Hereinafter cited as "Metcalf Genealogy (NEHGR April 1852)."
  2. [S1292] Isaac Stevens Metcalf, Metcalf Genealogy, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Cleveland, Ohio: The Imperial Press, 1898), pages 17-20. Hereinafter cited as Metcalf Genealogy.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 127, the date written as "the 12 of the 7 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 15, her surname transcribed as "Medcalfe" and the date written as "20th of 11th" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  5. [S1359] Dr. Luther Metcalf Harris, "Metcalf Genealogy (NEHGR April 1852)", her name noted as "Anne."
  6. [S1358] Sidney L. Paine, "The English Ancestry of Stephen Paine of Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 143, pages 291-302 (October 1989): her name noted as "Ann". Hereinafter cited as "Ancestry of Stephen Paine of Rehoboth."
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Rehoboth, Volume 1, page 904, his surname transcribed as "Medselfe" and her name "Anna."
  8. [S1358] Sidney L. Paine, "Ancestry of Stephen Paine of Rehoboth."
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 21, her name "Anna."

Elizabeth M. Metzger1

b. 27 July 1835, d. 5 January 1909
Father*Lawrence Metzger2,1 b. 9 Aug 1809, d. 26 Dec 1886
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Smith3,1 b. 8 Jan 1813, d. 15 Jan 1901
Birth*27 July 1835Elizabeth M. Metzger was born on 27 July 1835 in Indiana.1
Marriage*22 February 1859She married Abraham Lincoln Gage on 22 February 1859.4,1
Death*5 January 1909She died on 5 January 1909 in Gentry County, Missouri, at age 731
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Greenridge Cemetery, Gentry County.1,4

Family

Abraham Lincoln Gage b. 27 Jan 1837, d. 14 Oct 1905
Child1.John Franklin Gage1,5 b. 4 Aug 1869, d. 25 Jun 1953

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, Elizabeth M (Metzger) Gage, Memorial# 47342267. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lawrence Metzger, Memorial# 17631178.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Ann (Smith) Metzger, Memorial# 17631175.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Abraham Lincoln Gage, Memorial# 47342239.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Franklin Gage, Memorial# 41238191.

George Lawrence Metzger1

b. 16 April 1846, d. 1 March 1914
Father*Lawrence Metzger2,1 b. 9 Aug 1809, d. 26 Dec 1886
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Smith3,1 b. 8 Jan 1813, d. 15 Jan 1901
Birth*16 April 1846George Lawrence Metzger was born on 16 April 1846 in Starfield, Clinton County, Missouri.1
Marriage*He married Frances L. Maddox.1,4
Death*1 March 1914He died on 1 March 1914 in Apache, Caddo County, Oklahoma, at age 671
Burial* and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Apache.1

Family

Frances L. Maddox b. 6 Oct 1847, d. 5 Feb 1930
Child1.Mary F. Metzger+1,5 b. 21 Oct 1872, d. 24 May 1955

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 Lawrence Metzger, Memorial# 30429756. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lawrence Metzger, Memorial# 17631178.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Ann (Smith) Metzger, Memorial# 17631175.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frances L (Maddox) Metzger, Memorial# 30429755.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Frances (Metzger) Chapman, Memorial# 36811088.

Lawrence Metzger1

b. 9 August 1809, d. 26 December 1886
Birth*9 August 1809Lawrence Metzger was born on 9 August 1809 in Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.1
Marriage*6 November 1834He married Elizabeth Ann Smith on 6 November 1834.2,1
Death*26 December 1886He died on 26 December 1886 in Starfield, Clinton County, Missouri, at age 771
Burial* and was buried in Mount Zion Baptist Cemetery, Starfield.1

Family

Elizabeth Ann Smith b. 8 Jan 1813, d. 15 Jan 1901
Children1.Elizabeth M. Metzger+1,3 b. 27 Jul 1835, d. 5 Jan 1909
2.George Lawrence Metzger+1,4 b. 16 Apr 1846, d. 1 Mar 1914

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, Lawrence Metzger, Memorial# 17631178. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Ann (Smith) Metzger, Memorial# 17631175.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth M (Metzger) Gage, Memorial# 47342267.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Lawrence Metzger, Memorial# 30429756.

Margaret Metzger1

Marriage*She married John Everhart.1

Family

John Everhart
Child1.Minnie Catherine Everhart1 b. 24 Feb 1887, d. 4 Feb 1984

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Raymond Samuel Heaton, son of John Heaton and Annie McMillan and Minnie Catherine Hoopes, daughter of John Everhart and Margaret Metzger, on 30 July 1930 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 002027876. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

Mary F. Metzger1

b. 21 October 1872, d. 24 May 1955
Father*George Lawrence Metzger4,3 b. 16 Apr 1846, d. 1 Mar 1914
Mother*Frances L. Maddox2,3 b. 6 Oct 1847, d. 5 Feb 1930
Birth*21 October 1872Mary F. Metzger was born on 21 October 1872 near Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri.3
Name VariationHer full name was Mary Frances Metzger.3
Marriage*6 March 1892She married William E. Chapman, son of Thomas J. Chapman and Hannah R. Smith, on 6 March 1892 in Wilson Township, Gentry County, Missouri. William's sister, Julia Ann Chapman, had married Mary's 1st cousin, John Franklin Gage, the previous year.1,3,5
Census US 1900*21 June 1900Mary F. and William E. Chapman were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 21 June 1900 in Wilson Township, Gentry County, Missouri. William was 32 years of age and a farmer, and Mary was 28 years of age. Both were able to read and write. They rented their farm, had been married for eight years, and Mary had given birth to one child. Their son, Herbert, was 7 years old, was able to read and write, and had attended school for 8 months of the census year.6
Relocation*1901William and Mary moved with their son in the Fall of 1901 to Apache, Caddo County, Oklahoma, when it was a town of tents, and the next Spring moved to a farm three miles northwest of town.7
(Aunt) Death18 November 1950Mary's deceased husband's niece, Viola Irene Cooper, younger daughter of William Chapman's brother, Price Chapman, shot and killed her husband, Whitney Logan Cooper, during an argument on 18 November 1950 in their home near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri. Price's granddaughter, Dolores J. (Walker) Buck, and her husband, James A. Buck, who had been staying with the Coopers for about six weeks, witnessed the killing. Whitney Logan Cooper was 66 years of age.8,9,10,11
(Aunt) Murder18 November 1950Coverage of Cooper's murder appeared in newspapers in Stanberry and Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, and as far south as Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, with much of the reporting overlapping with the same information, especially in Gentry County. We've selected two articles that, in spite of some duplicate information, appear to provide as much of the complete story as we've found. Our transcriptions of those two articles follow:


Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri, Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11


Woman Faces Murder Charge
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Shoots Her Husband Following Argument


OSCEOLA. November 20 (Special) -- A 46-year old farm wife is being held in St. Clair County jail here today, accused of the gun slaying of her 58-year-old husband during a Saturday night argument in their home seven miles west of Collins.

Prosecuting attorney E. W. Mills said a second degree murder charge had been filed against Mrs. Viola Irene Cooper in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, Whitney Logan Cooper.

The charge was drawn against Mrs. Cooper, Mills said, after the woman signed a statement admitting the slaying.

An inquest has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. tomorrow in the courthouse. Mills said Mrs. Cooper won’t be arraigned until after the inquest.
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According to Sheriff Logan Perry, the shooting occurred about 11:15 p.m. Saturday after the Coopers and Mr. and Mrs. James Buck, (James A. Buck and Dolores J. (Walker) Buck), son-in-law and daughter of Mrs. Cooper, returned to their 80-acre hill farm after a drinking party in Humansville and nearby Collins.

Perry said the Coopers and Bucks drove to Humansville early Saturday evening and spent some time in a tavern there. They also stopped in Collins for more drinks, Mrs. Cooper told the sheriff.

Mrs. Cooper, authorities added, said her husband became jealous over a man she was talking to at one of the taverns.
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And after they returned to their farm home, Cooper allegedly threatened to kill his wife. Mrs. Cooper then related she ran into a bedroom to get her husband’s .38 caliber revolver. When Cooper, the woman said “came at her” threateningly she pulled the trigger. The bullet went through the left side of his chest and out his back. Cooper died instantly.

The Bucks, who had lived with the Coopers for the past six weeks, confirmed Mrs. Cooper’s account of the slaying.

Surviving Cooper, who had lived near Collins “for a couple of years”, Perry said, are a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Lester, of Kansas City, and a sister.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Goodrich of Osceola.
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The Albany Ledger, Albany, Missouri, Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1


Whit Cooper Was Buried Here Last Friday Afternoon
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Remains Brought to Albany for Interment Following Inquest
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Funeral services for Whitney Logan Cooper, a former citizen of this community, were held here last Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Brooks Funeral Home. The service was conducted by the Rev. A. Lee Hughes, pastor of the Albany Methodist Church, and interment was in the Grandview cemetery.

The remains reached Albany last Thursday morning from Collins, Missouri, where Mr. Cooper had lived. The body was held there pending an inquest held on Tuesday of last week.

Mr. Cooper was shot in the chest at 11:15 o’clock on Saturday night, November 18. The shooting took place in his home and he was killed instantly. His wife, Mrs. Viola Irene Cooper, who formerly lived near Stanberry, gave herself up to St. Clair County authorities.

Members of the family knew little of the murder. Some of the relatives who were there for the funeral knew that Mrs. Cooper had surrendered but none of them knew the circumstances leading up to the fatal shooting. It was said that Mrs. Cooper refused to testify at the inquest.

Mr. Cooper will be remembered by many persons here. He had lived in this vicinity over a period of several years. He was associated with his brother, Walter V. Cooper, Charles E. Buck and Lewis Deloyd Buck, who now lives in Denver, Colorado.

The two brothers had worked over a period of several years at the time the Cousins Lumber Company was in operation here. Whit Cooper had charge of the construction of the present Gentry County jail here and, as far as his brother knew, it was about his last construction work in this vicinity.

The following obituary was read at the funeral here last Friday:

Whitney Logan Cooper, the son of the late Coleman and Josephine Cooper, was born on December 12, 1883 in Appleton City, Missouri, and departed this life at his home near Collins, Missouri, on November 18, 1950. He was past 65 years of age.

He lived in and near Albany the early part of his life, leaving here about 25 years ago. Most of that time since he has lived in the southern part of Missouri.

He was converted when a young man at a revival at the old Gentryville church and was baptised, taking membership in the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, by one daughter born to that marriage, by one brother, Walter V. Cooper, Charles E. Buck and Lewis Deloyd Buck of Denver, Colorado, and by two sisters, Ida, Merle, Gertrude, Thelma, Docia, Luella and Ethyl, wives of Leslie R. Griffith, Walter E. Smith, John Pleasant Warden, Thomas Arthur Johnson and Fred C. Cox, respectively, of Englewood, Colorado, and Maryville. There are other relatives and friends left to morn his tragic death.
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Death*24 May 1955She died on 24 May 1955 in Oklahoma at age 823
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Fairview Cemetery, Apache, Caddo County, Oklahoma.3,5

Family

William E. Chapman b. Oct 1867, d. 30 Nov 1939
Child1.Herbert Chapman6 b. Dec 1892

Citations

  1. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 6 March 1892 in Wilson Township, Gentry County, Missouri, USA, of William E Chapman and Mary F Metzgar, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  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, Frances L (Maddox) Metzger, Memorial# 30429755. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Frances (Metzger) Chapman, Memorial# 36811088.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Lawrence Metzger, Memorial# 30429756.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William E. Chapman, Memorial# 36810904.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William E. and Mary F. Chapman, Year: 1900; Census Place: Wilson, Gentry, Missouri; Roll: 855; Page: 12; Enumeration District: 0091; FHL microfilm: 1240855. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2351] William Edmond Chapman 1939 Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Apache Review, (Apache, Oklahoma), Friday, 8 December 1939, page 1, died in his sleep early Thursday morning, William Edmond Chapman, age 72, born near Stanberry, Missouri on 11 October 1867, married Miss Mary Metzger at Stanberry on 6 March 1891, one son, Herbert Ralph who died last July, Baptist; survived by widow, sister, Mrs. John Gage of Stanberry, six brothers, Price, Henry, John, Willis and Matt Chapman, of Stanberry, and Amos Chapman of Mt. Ida, Kansas, and additional relatives. Hereinafter cited as William Edmond Chapman 1939 Obituary.
  8. [S2178] Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 18 November 1950 in St. Clair County, Missouri, USA, of Whitney Logan Cooper, age 66, carpenter, building industry, married to Irene Cooper, born 12 December 1883 in Missouri to Coleman Cooper and Josephine Logan, autopsy, cause of death homicide in home, rural Collins, Washington Township, St. Clair County, gunshot wound, gun fired by Irene Cooper, informant Merle Smith, Maryville, burial on 24 November 1950 in Albany, referencing Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969, Certificate# 38190. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969.
  9. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Springfield Leader and Press, (Springfield, Greene County, Missouri), Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11, reporting the location of is death as seven miles west of Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  10. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, The Albany Ledger, (Albany, Gentry County, Missouri), Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1, reporting his place of death as near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Whitney Logan “Leck” Cooper, Memorial# 18233247, reporting his place of death as Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  12. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, Springfield Leader and Press, (Springfield, Greene County, Missouri), Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11.
  13. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, The Albany Ledger, (Albany, Gentry County, Missouri), Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1.

Elizabeth Meyer1

Father*John Meyer1 b. 23 Oct 1739, d. 15 Mar 1807
Mother*Catherine __?__1
(Daughter) Will4 February 1807Her father prepared his will dated 4 February 1807 in the Borough of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, naming his wife, Catherine, his two daughters, Maria and Elizabeth, his deceased son Christopher, and his three surviving sons, John, Jacob and Peter. Our transcription of John's will follows:

In the name of God Amen, I John Meyer of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, being very sick in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, to wit:

Principally, and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit:

First, it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Catherine the use and occupation of my house and lot in the Borough of Easton aforesaid, together with all my personal estate for her support for and during her natural life or widowhood, and in case my said wife shall see fit at any time to dispose of the said personal Estate, and the same to apply for her support during the time aforesaid, without any hindrance from any of my heirs.

Item. It is my will that my daughter Catherine shall live in my said house with my said wife so long as she remains single, but in case my said wife and she cannot agree, and my said wife wishes to live alone, in such case she shall immediately remove from the premises at my said wife’s desire.

And it is my will that immediately after the decease of my said wife, I do order and direct that my executors hereinafter named shall sell and dispose of all my real estate situate in the Borough of Easton or elsewhere at public vendue (together with my personal estate that shall remain after my wife’s death) to such person or persons and for such price or prices as may be reasonably gotten for the same and for that purpose I do authorize and empower my said Executor to sign, seal, execute and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as may be requisite and necessary for the granting and assuring the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in fee simple. And the monies arising from such sale, together with my personal property, shall be divided into six equal shares, to wit:

One share to my daughter Elizabeth, one share to the heirs of my son Christopher, deceased, one share to my son John, one share to my son Jacob, one share to my son Peter, and the other share unto my daughter Catherine, and to their, and to each of their heirs and assigns.

And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Catherine Executrix and my son John Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests by me heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the Borough of Easton the 4th day of February in the year of our Lord 1807, and he signed his will Johannes Muir in the presence of witnesses, William Roup and Jacob Shipe.1

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of John Meyer of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, dated 4 February 1807 and proved on 13 April 1807, citing Will Book, Volume 4-5, 1800-1842, pages 265-266, images# 158-159 of 626. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.

Jacob Meyer1,2

b. 1711
Birth*1711Jacob Meyer was born about 1711 in Germany.3
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Anna Elizabeth Keppler in Germany.1,4

Family

Anna Elizabeth Keppler b. 16 Oct 1711, d. 7 May 1792
Child1.John Meyer+1,2 b. 23 Oct 1739, d. 15 Mar 1807

Citations

  1. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; 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.
  2. [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.
  3. [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 page 227 of the Pennsylvania German Society Volume XLII of the Proceedings of the Society Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Ralph Beaver Strassburger, author; William John Hinke, editor, 1934: Pennsylvania German Society, Marx Room, Easton Area Public Library, and reporting that the source identifies Jacob as being 27 years of age upon his arrival in America in 1738, placing his birth year c1711. Hereinafter cited as Myers/Meyer Research Information: The Miller Family.
  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].

Jacob Meyer1

Father*John Meyer1 b. 23 Oct 1739, d. 15 Mar 1807
Mother*Catherine __?__1
(Brother) CodicilJacob's brother Christopher 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.2
(Son) Will4 February 1807His father prepared his will dated 4 February 1807 in the Borough of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, naming his wife, Catherine, his two daughters, Maria and Elizabeth, his deceased son Christopher, and his three surviving sons, John, Jacob and Peter. Our transcription of John's will follows:

In the name of God Amen, I John Meyer of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, being very sick in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, to wit:

Principally, and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit:

First, it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Catherine the use and occupation of my house and lot in the Borough of Easton aforesaid, together with all my personal estate for her support for and during her natural life or widowhood, and in case my said wife shall see fit at any time to dispose of the said personal Estate, and the same to apply for her support during the time aforesaid, without any hindrance from any of my heirs.

Item. It is my will that my daughter Catherine shall live in my said house with my said wife so long as she remains single, but in case my said wife and she cannot agree, and my said wife wishes to live alone, in such case she shall immediately remove from the premises at my said wife’s desire.

And it is my will that immediately after the decease of my said wife, I do order and direct that my executors hereinafter named shall sell and dispose of all my real estate situate in the Borough of Easton or elsewhere at public vendue (together with my personal estate that shall remain after my wife’s death) to such person or persons and for such price or prices as may be reasonably gotten for the same and for that purpose I do authorize and empower my said Executor to sign, seal, execute and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as may be requisite and necessary for the granting and assuring the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in fee simple. And the monies arising from such sale, together with my personal property, shall be divided into six equal shares, to wit:

One share to my daughter Elizabeth, one share to the heirs of my son Christopher, deceased, one share to my son John, one share to my son Jacob, one share to my son Peter, and the other share unto my daughter Catherine, and to their, and to each of their heirs and assigns.

And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Catherine Executrix and my son John Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests by me heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the Borough of Easton the 4th day of February in the year of our Lord 1807, and he signed his will Johannes Muir in the presence of witnesses, William Roup and Jacob Shipe.1

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of John Meyer of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, dated 4 February 1807 and proved on 13 April 1807, citing Will Book, Volume 4-5, 1800-1842, pages 265-266, images# 158-159 of 626. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [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.

John Meyer1,2

b. 23 October 1739, d. 15 March 1807
Father*Jacob Meyer5,4 b. 1711
Mother*Anna Elizabeth Keppler3,4 b. 16 Oct 1711, d. 7 May 1792
Birth*23 October 1739Johan Meyer was born, according to our calculations, about 23 October 1739, if his age at death, as recorded in his burial records at St John's Lutheran Church in Easton, is correct.1,4,6
Confirmation*20 April 1755He was confirmed on 20 April 1755 at the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.4
Marriage*He married Catherine __?__.2
Religion*22 May 1768Catherine and John Meyer were listed as Communicants at their church in Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, on 22 May 1768.7
(Father) CodicilHis son, 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.3
Will*4 February 1807He prepared his will dated 4 February 1807 in the Borough of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, naming his wife, Catherine, his two daughters, Maria and Elizabeth, his deceased son Christopher, and his three surviving sons, John, Jacob and Peter. His will nominated, constituted and appointed his wife Catherine, his Executrix, and his son John, his Executor. Our transcription of the senior John's will follows:

In the name of God Amen, I John Meyer of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, being very sick in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, to wit:

Principally, and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit:

First, it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Catherine the use and occupation of my house and lot in the Borough of Easton aforesaid, together with all my personal estate for her support for and during her natural life or widowhood, and in case my said wife shall see fit at any time to dispose of the said personal Estate, and the same to apply for her support during the time aforesaid, without any hindrance from any of my heirs.

Item. It is my will that my daughter Catherine shall live in my said house with my said wife so long as she remains single, but in case my said wife and she cannot agree, and my said wife wishes to live alone, in such case she shall immediately remove from the premises at my said wife’s desire.

And it is my will that immediately after the decease of my said wife, I do order and direct that my executors hereinafter named shall sell and dispose of all my real estate situate in the Borough of Easton or elsewhere at public vendue (together with my personal estate that shall remain after my wife’s death) to such person or persons and for such price or prices as may be reasonably gotten for the same and for that purpose I do authorize and empower my said Executor to sign, seal, execute and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as may be requisite and necessary for the granting and assuring the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in fee simple. And the monies arising from such sale, together with my personal property, shall be divided into six equal shares, to wit:

One share to my daughter Elizabeth, one share to the heirs of my son Christopher, deceased, one share to my son John, one share to my son Jacob, one share to my son Peter, and the other share unto my daughter Catherine, and to their, and to each of their heirs and assigns.

And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Catherine Executrix and my son John Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests by me heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the Borough of Easton the 4th day of February in the year of our Lord 1807, and he signed his will Johannes Muir in the presence of witnesses, William Roup and Jacob Shipe.2
Death*15 March 1807He died of consumption on 15 March 1807 in Easton at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 20 days1,8,9
Burial*18 March 1807 and was buried on 18 March 1807 in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.1,9
Probate13 April 1807His was proved on 13 April 1807 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, on the oaths of William Rupe and Jacob Shipe, the two subscribing witnesses, who being duly sworn as the law directs, did declare and say that they were present and did see and hear the said testator sign, seal and, as his last Will and Testament declare the same, and that at the doing thereof he, the said testator was of sound mind, memory and disposing understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief and that they signed the same as witnesses in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other.2

Family

Catherine __?__
Children1.John Meyer2,10 b. 5 Aug 1769
2.Christopher Myers+3,2 b. 1771, d. b Sep 1798
3.Elizabeth Meyer2
4.Jacob Meyer2
5.Maria Catherine Meyer2,11 b. 9 Sep 1780
6.Peter Meyer2

Citations

  1. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; burial of Johan Meyer, age 67 years, 4 months, 20 days, born about 1740, died of consumption, 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.
  2. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of John Meyer of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, dated 4 February 1807 and proved on 13 April 1807, citing Will Book, Volume 4-5, 1800-1842, pages 265-266, images# 158-159 of 626. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, 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.
  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 Meyer, Memorial# 53586545, his memorial reporting his date of birth as 7 August 1737, his date of death as 15 March 1805, and his age at death as 67 years, 7 months, 8 days, all of which our research indicates is incorrect. His memorial stone, which is pictured, recorded his age as 64 years, 7 months and 8 days. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [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 page 75 of Church Records of the Williams Township Congregation, The Pennsylvania German Society, 1909: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Marx Room, Easton Area Public Library, and reporting that the Church records indicate that Johannes Meyers and his wife Catherine were communicants at the church on 22 May 1768. Hereinafter cited as Myers/Meyer Research Information: The Miller Family.
  8. [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 page 316 of Parish Records of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Easton, PA, from 1769 to the Consecration of the New Church January 1, 1832, Easton Public Library, Easton, Pennsylvania, Marx Room, Easton Area Public Library, and noting that the source provides a date of death for Johannes Meyers, Sr. as well as a location and his age in years, months, and days.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Meyer, Memorial# 53586545, his memorial reporting his date of birth as 7 August 1737, his date of death as 15 March 1805, and his age at death as 67 years, 7 months, 8 days, all of which our research indicates is incorrect.
  10. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Johannes Meyer, son of Johannes and Catherine Meyer, born on 5 August 1769 and baptized on 16 February 1770 at St John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 532.
  11. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Maria Catherine Meyer, age 0, child of Johannes and Catherina Meyer, born on 9 September 1780 and baptized on 15 October 1780 at St John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 532.

John Meyer1

b. 5 August 1769
Father*John Meyer1,2 b. 23 Oct 1739, d. 15 Mar 1807
Mother*Catherine __?__1,2
Birth*5 August 1769Johannes Meyer was born on 5 August 17691,2
Baptism16 February 1770 and was baptized on 16 February 1770 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.2
(Son) Will4 February 1807His father prepared his will dated 4 February 1807 in the Borough of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, naming his wife, Catherine, his two daughters, Maria and Elizabeth, his deceased son Christopher, and his three surviving sons, John, Jacob and Peter. Our transcription of John's will follows:

In the name of God Amen, I John Meyer of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, being very sick in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, to wit:

Principally, and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit:

First, it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Catherine the use and occupation of my house and lot in the Borough of Easton aforesaid, together with all my personal estate for her support for and during her natural life or widowhood, and in case my said wife shall see fit at any time to dispose of the said personal Estate, and the same to apply for her support during the time aforesaid, without any hindrance from any of my heirs.

Item. It is my will that my daughter Catherine shall live in my said house with my said wife so long as she remains single, but in case my said wife and she cannot agree, and my said wife wishes to live alone, in such case she shall immediately remove from the premises at my said wife’s desire.

And it is my will that immediately after the decease of my said wife, I do order and direct that my executors hereinafter named shall sell and dispose of all my real estate situate in the Borough of Easton or elsewhere at public vendue (together with my personal estate that shall remain after my wife’s death) to such person or persons and for such price or prices as may be reasonably gotten for the same and for that purpose I do authorize and empower my said Executor to sign, seal, execute and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as may be requisite and necessary for the granting and assuring the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in fee simple. And the monies arising from such sale, together with my personal property, shall be divided into six equal shares, to wit:

One share to my daughter Elizabeth, one share to the heirs of my son Christopher, deceased, one share to my son John, one share to my son Jacob, one share to my son Peter, and the other share unto my daughter Catherine, and to their, and to each of their heirs and assigns.

And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Catherine Executrix and my son John Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests by me heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the Borough of Easton the 4th day of February in the year of our Lord 1807, and he signed his will Johannes Muir in the presence of witnesses, William Roup and Jacob Shipe.1
Death*He died.1

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of John Meyer of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, dated 4 February 1807 and proved on 13 April 1807, citing Will Book, Volume 4-5, 1800-1842, pages 265-266, images# 158-159 of 626. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [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; baptism of Johannes Meyer, son of Johannes and Catherine Meyer, born on 5 August 1769 and baptized on 16 February 1770 at St John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA, 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.

Maria Catherine Meyer1,2

b. 9 September 1780
Father*John Meyer1,2 b. 23 Oct 1739, d. 15 Mar 1807
Mother*Catherine __?__1,2
Birth*9 September 1780Maria Catherine Meyer was born on 9 September 17801,2
Baptism15 October 1780 and was baptized on 15 October 1780 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.2
Name VariationShe was called Catherine.1
(Daughter) Will4 February 1807Her father prepared his will dated 4 February 1807 in the Borough of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, naming his wife, Catherine, his two daughters, Maria and Elizabeth, his deceased son Christopher, and his three surviving sons, John, Jacob and Peter. Our transcription of John's will follows:

In the name of God Amen, I John Meyer of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, being very sick in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, to wit:

Principally, and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit:

First, it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Catherine the use and occupation of my house and lot in the Borough of Easton aforesaid, together with all my personal estate for her support for and during her natural life or widowhood, and in case my said wife shall see fit at any time to dispose of the said personal Estate, and the same to apply for her support during the time aforesaid, without any hindrance from any of my heirs.

Item. It is my will that my daughter Catherine shall live in my said house with my said wife so long as she remains single, but in case my said wife and she cannot agree, and my said wife wishes to live alone, in such case she shall immediately remove from the premises at my said wife’s desire.

And it is my will that immediately after the decease of my said wife, I do order and direct that my executors hereinafter named shall sell and dispose of all my real estate situate in the Borough of Easton or elsewhere at public vendue (together with my personal estate that shall remain after my wife’s death) to such person or persons and for such price or prices as may be reasonably gotten for the same and for that purpose I do authorize and empower my said Executor to sign, seal, execute and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as may be requisite and necessary for the granting and assuring the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in fee simple. And the monies arising from such sale, together with my personal property, shall be divided into six equal shares, to wit:

One share to my daughter Elizabeth, one share to the heirs of my son Christopher, deceased, one share to my son John, one share to my son Jacob, one share to my son Peter, and the other share unto my daughter Catherine, and to their, and to each of their heirs and assigns.

And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Catherine Executrix and my son John Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests by me heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the Borough of Easton the 4th day of February in the year of our Lord 1807, and he signed his will Johannes Muir in the presence of witnesses, William Roup and Jacob Shipe.1

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of John Meyer of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, dated 4 February 1807 and proved on 13 April 1807, citing Will Book, Volume 4-5, 1800-1842, pages 265-266, images# 158-159 of 626. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [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; baptism of Maria Catherine Meyer, age 0, child of Johannes and Catherina Meyer, born on 9 September 1780 and baptized on 15 October 1780 at St John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA, 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.

Peter Meyer1

Father*John Meyer1 b. 23 Oct 1739, d. 15 Mar 1807
Mother*Catherine __?__1
(Son) Will4 February 1807His father prepared his will dated 4 February 1807 in the Borough of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, naming his wife, Catherine, his two daughters, Maria and Elizabeth, his deceased son Christopher, and his three surviving sons, John, Jacob and Peter. Our transcription of John's will follows:

In the name of God Amen, I John Meyer of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, being very sick in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, to wit:

Principally, and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit:

First, it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Catherine the use and occupation of my house and lot in the Borough of Easton aforesaid, together with all my personal estate for her support for and during her natural life or widowhood, and in case my said wife shall see fit at any time to dispose of the said personal Estate, and the same to apply for her support during the time aforesaid, without any hindrance from any of my heirs.

Item. It is my will that my daughter Catherine shall live in my said house with my said wife so long as she remains single, but in case my said wife and she cannot agree, and my said wife wishes to live alone, in such case she shall immediately remove from the premises at my said wife’s desire.

And it is my will that immediately after the decease of my said wife, I do order and direct that my executors hereinafter named shall sell and dispose of all my real estate situate in the Borough of Easton or elsewhere at public vendue (together with my personal estate that shall remain after my wife’s death) to such person or persons and for such price or prices as may be reasonably gotten for the same and for that purpose I do authorize and empower my said Executor to sign, seal, execute and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as may be requisite and necessary for the granting and assuring the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in fee simple. And the monies arising from such sale, together with my personal property, shall be divided into six equal shares, to wit:

One share to my daughter Elizabeth, one share to the heirs of my son Christopher, deceased, one share to my son John, one share to my son Jacob, one share to my son Peter, and the other share unto my daughter Catherine, and to their, and to each of their heirs and assigns.

And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Catherine Executrix and my son John Executor of this my Will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests by me heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the Borough of Easton the 4th day of February in the year of our Lord 1807, and he signed his will Johannes Muir in the presence of witnesses, William Roup and Jacob Shipe.1
Death*He died.1

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of John Meyer of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, dated 4 February 1807 and proved on 13 April 1807, citing Will Book, Volume 4-5, 1800-1842, pages 265-266, images# 158-159 of 626. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.

Ann Michael1

b. 1822
Father*John Michael1 b. 1791
Mother*Ann Jenkins1 b. 1791
Birth*1822Ann Michael was born about 1822 in Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire, Wales.1,2
(Daughter) Census Wales 18416 June 1841Ann was enumerated on the 1841 census taken as of the night of 6 June 1841 in the household of her parents on Coop Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. She was 19 years old.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 185130 March 1851Ann was enumerated on the 1851 census taken as of the night of 30 March 1851 in the household of her parents at 39 Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. She was 29 years of age and worked as a dressmaker.2

Citations

  1. [S310] 1841 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 742; Book: 11; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 21; Page: 34; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438842. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Wales Census.
  2. [S311] 1851 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, Enumeration District: 3e, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2446; Folio: 311; Page: 13; GSU roll: 104183. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Wales Census.

Ebenezer Michael1

b. 1819
Father*John Michael1 b. 1791
Mother*Ann Jenkins1 b. 1791
Birth*1819Ebenezer Michael was born about 1819 in Monmouthshire, Wales.1
(Son) Census Wales 18416 June 1841Ebenezer was enumerated on the 1841 census taken as of the night of 6 June 1841 in the household of his parents on Coop Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. He was 22 years old and worked as a painter.1

Citations

  1. [S310] 1841 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 742; Book: 11; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 21; Page: 34; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438842. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Wales Census.

Ethilda M. Michael1,2

b. 1868
Father*Thomas Michael1 b. 1828, d. 8 Jan 1893
Mother*Emma Hiles Wright1 b. 16 Sep 1836, d. 15 Dec 1870
Birth*1868Ethilda M. Michael was born about 1868 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.1
(Daughter) Death15 December 1870Ethilda was just 2 years old when her mother died on 15 December 1870 at age 34.3
(Daughter) Census England 18712 April 1871Ethilda was enumerated on the 1871 census taken as of the night of 2 April 1871 in the household of her widowed father in Halifax, Yorkshire. She was 3 years old.1
(Daughter) Census England 18813 April 1881Ethilda M. was enumerated on the 1881 census taken as of the night of 3 April 1881 in the household of her father and stepmother at 27 Hampden Place, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. She was 13 years old and a scholar.2

Citations

  1. [S1535] 1871 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, household of Thomas Michael, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, Enumeration District: 14, citing 1871 England Census, The National Archives, Kew, London, England, 1871 England Census, Class: RG10, Piece: 4393, Folio: 8, Page: 10, GSI Roll: 848094. Hereinafter cited as 1871 England Census.
  2. [S506] 1881 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Sarah Michael, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, Enumeration District: 15, citing 1881 England Census, Class: RG11, Piece: 4400, Folio: 148, Page: 13, GSI Roll: 1342051. Hereinafter cited as 1881 England Census.
  3. [S1999] Web: UK, Burial and Cremation Index, 1576-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, burial record for Emma Hiles Michael, died 15 December 1870, buried on 20 December 1870 in West Yorkshire, England, citing Deceased Online; United Kingdom; Deceased Online Burial Indexes. Hereinafter cited as Web: UK, Burial and Cremation Index, 1576-2014.

Fred Howard Michael1

b. 1865
Father*Thomas Michael1 b. 1828, d. 8 Jan 1893
Mother*Emma Hiles Wright1 b. 16 Sep 1836, d. 15 Dec 1870
Birth*1865Fred Howard Michael was born about 1865 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.1
(Son) Death15 December 1870Fred was just 7 years old when his mother died on 15 December 1870 at age 34.2
(Son) Census England 18712 April 1871Fred was enumerated on the 1871 census taken as of the night of 2 April 1871 in the household of his widowed father in Halifax, Yorkshire. He was 6 years old and a scholar.1
(Son) Census England 18813 April 1881Fred H. was enumerated on the 1881 census taken as of the night of 3 April 1881 in the household of his father and stepmother at 27 Hampden Place, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He was 16 years old and an art student pupil.3

Citations

  1. [S1535] 1871 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, household of Thomas Michael, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, Enumeration District: 14, citing 1871 England Census, The National Archives, Kew, London, England, 1871 England Census, Class: RG10, Piece: 4393, Folio: 8, Page: 10, GSI Roll: 848094. Hereinafter cited as 1871 England Census.
  2. [S1999] Web: UK, Burial and Cremation Index, 1576-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, burial record for Emma Hiles Michael, died 15 December 1870, buried on 20 December 1870 in West Yorkshire, England, citing Deceased Online; United Kingdom; Deceased Online Burial Indexes. Hereinafter cited as Web: UK, Burial and Cremation Index, 1576-2014.
  3. [S506] 1881 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Sarah Michael, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, Enumeration District: 15, citing 1881 England Census, Class: RG11, Piece: 4400, Folio: 148, Page: 13, GSI Roll: 1342051. Hereinafter cited as 1881 England Census.

Hannah Michael1

b. 1830
Father*John Michael1 b. 1791
Mother*Ann Jenkins1 b. 1791
Birth*1830Hannah Michael was born about 1830 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.1,2
(Daughter) Census Wales 18416 June 1841Hannah was enumerated on the 1841 census taken as of the night of 6 June 1841 in the household of her parents on Coop Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. She was 11 years old.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 185130 March 1851Hannah was enumerated on the 1851 census taken as of the night of 30 March 1851 in the household of her parents at 39 Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. She was 21 years old and recorded as a maltster's daughter.2
Marriage*16 July 1855She married William Henry Saunders, son of William Saunders and Mary __?__, on 16 July 1855 in St. Mary's Parish Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.3
Census England 1861*7 April 1861Hannah and William Henry Saunders were enumerated on the 1861 census taken as of the night of 7 April 1861 at 2 Cornwall Terrace, London, Hackney, England. William was 30 years of age and a clerk in the wine trade, and Hannah was 31 years of age. Their daughter Kate M. was 3 years old and enumerated with her parents.4
(Sister) Census England 18813 April 1881Hannah (Michael) Saunders was enumerated on the 1881 census taken as of the night of 3 April 1881 in the household of her brother and sister-in-law, Sarah and Thomas Michael, at 27 Hampden Place, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. She was 51 years of age, married, and an assistant housekeeper.5

Family

William Henry Saunders b. 8 Nov 1831
Child1.Kate Marian Saunders4 b. 1858

Citations

  1. [S310] 1841 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 742; Book: 11; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 21; Page: 34; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438842. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Wales Census.
  2. [S311] 1851 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, Enumeration District: 3e, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2446; Folio: 311; Page: 13; GSU roll: 104183. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Wales Census.
  3. [S1833] Monmouthshire Marriages and Banns, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, marriage by church established licence on 16 July 1855 of Hannah Michael, full age, spinster, of Monk Street, Abergavenny, daughter of John Michael, maltster, and William Henry Saunders, of full age, bachelor, wine merchant of Cardiff, Glamorganshire, son of William Henry Saunders, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, married at St. Mary's, parish church of Abergavenny, witnesses John and Anne Michael. Hereinafter cited as Monmouthshire Marriages and Banns.
  4. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Henry and Hannah Saunders, his name transcribed as "Willm Hy Saunders", Hackney, Middlesex, England, Enumeration District: 25, citing 1861 England Census, Class: RG 9; Piece: 161; Folio: 33; Page: 24; GSI Roll: 542584. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.
  5. [S506] 1881 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Sarah Michael, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, Enumeration District: 15, citing 1881 England Census, Class: RG11, Piece: 4400, Folio: 148, Page: 13, GSI Roll: 1342051. Hereinafter cited as 1881 England Census.

John Michael1

b. 1791
Birth*1791John Michael was born about 1791 in Talgarth, Breconshire, Wales.1,2
Marriage*27 April 1814He married Ann Jenkins on 27 April 1814 in Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire, Wales.1,3
Census Wales 1841*6 June 1841Ann and John Michael were enumerated on the 1841 census taken as of the night of 6 June 1841 on Coop Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. John was 50 years of age and an innkeeper, and Ann was also 50 years of age. Seven children were enumerated with their parents in 1841, and were recorded sons first and daughters second. Ebenezer was 22 years old and a painter, John was 20 years old and worked in a draper's shop, and Thomas was 12 years old. No question regarding education was asked that year, and no occupations were recorded for the daughters. Ann was 19, Sarah 17, Mary 16, and Hannah was 11 years old. Two others, Isaac Evans, age 20, who worked as a male servant, and Rebecca Edmunds, age 22, working as a female servant, were also enumerated with the family in 1841.1
Census Wales 1851*30 March 1851Ann and John Michael were enumerated on the 1851 census taken as of the night of 30 March 1851 at 39 Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. John was 60 years of age and a maltster, employing one man, and Ann was 61 years of age. Their five youngest children were enumerated with their parents in 1851. Ann and Sarah, ages 29 and 27 years, respectively, were both dressmakers, Mary was 25 years of age and at home, Thomas was 23 years old and worked as an assistant maltster, and Hannah, who was 21 years old, was recorded as a maltster's daughter. Two others were enumerated in the Michael household in 1851. Margaret Owen, age 26, worked as a general servant, and Phillip Embry, age 27, was a maltster’s man.2

Family

Ann Jenkins b. 1791
Children1.Ebenezer Michael1 b. 1819
2.John Michael1 b. 1821
3.Ann Michael1 b. 1822
4.Sarah Michael1 b. 1824
5.Mary Michael1 b. 1826
6.Thomas Michael+1 b. 1828, d. 8 Jan 1893
7.Hannah Michael+1 b. 1830

Citations

  1. [S310] 1841 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 742; Book: 11; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 21; Page: 34; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438842. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Wales Census.
  2. [S311] 1851 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, Enumeration District: 3e, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2446; Folio: 311; Page: 13; GSU roll: 104183. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Wales Census.
  3. [S1751] England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Michael and Anne Jenkins on 27 April 1814 at Llanwenarth, Monmouth, England, citing FHL Film# 104941. Hereinafter cited as England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973.

John Michael1

b. 1821
Father*John Michael1 b. 1791
Mother*Ann Jenkins1 b. 1791
Birth*1821John Michael was born about 1821 in Monmouthshire, Wales.1
(Son) Census Wales 18416 June 1841John was enumerated on the 1841 census taken as of the night of 6 June 1841 in the household of his parents on Coop Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. He was 20 years old and worked in a draper's shop.1

Citations

  1. [S310] 1841 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 742; Book: 11; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 21; Page: 34; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438842. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Wales Census.

Mary Michael1

b. 1826
Father*John Michael1 b. 1791
Mother*Ann Jenkins1 b. 1791
Birth*1826Mary Michael was born about 1826 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.1,2
(Daughter) Census Wales 18416 June 1841Mary was enumerated on the 1841 census taken as of the night of 6 June 1841 in the household of her parents on Coop Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. She was 16 years old.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 185130 March 1851Mary was enumerated on the 1851 census taken as of the night of 30 March 1851 in the household of her parents at 39 Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. She was 25 years old and at home.2

Citations

  1. [S310] 1841 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 742; Book: 11; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 21; Page: 34; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438842. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Wales Census.
  2. [S311] 1851 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, Enumeration District: 3e, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2446; Folio: 311; Page: 13; GSU roll: 104183. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Wales Census.

Sarah Michael1

b. 1824
Father*John Michael1 b. 1791
Mother*Ann Jenkins1 b. 1791
Birth*1824Sarah Michael was born about 1824 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.1,2
(Daughter) Census Wales 18416 June 1841Sarah was enumerated on the 1841 census taken as of the night of 6 June 1841 in the household of her parents on Coop Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. She was 17 years old.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 185130 March 1851Sarah was enumerated on the 1851 census taken as of the night of 30 March 1851 in the household of her parents at 39 Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. She was 27 years of age and worked as a dressmaker.2

Citations

  1. [S310] 1841 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 742; Book: 11; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 21; Page: 34; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438842. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Wales Census.
  2. [S311] 1851 Wales Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Ann Michael, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, Enumeration District: 3e, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2446; Folio: 311; Page: 13; GSU roll: 104183. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Wales Census.