Thomas Dennie1

b. 18 January 1815, d. 28 August 1831
Father*James Dennie2 b. 12 Feb 1785, d. 11 May 1857
Mother*Eliza Tweedy Martin2 b. c 1790, d. 10 May 1856
Baptism*18 January 1815According to the Dennie Bible, Thomas Dennie was born the same day he was baptized on 18 January 1815 at West Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2,3
Name VariationIn his grandfather's Bible, he was recorded as Thomas Dennie 3rd.3
Death*28 August 1831He died on 28 August 1831 at age 16. He was killed by lightening at 6 o'clock in the morning aboard the ship "Neponset", Lynian Hunt, Master (at latitude 39 S. 47 E.) The Salem Gazette newspaper carried the story on 6 Jan 1832, reporting that "the Neponset, from Boston, at Batavia, was struck by lightning at latitude 38 1/2 S longitude 73, which tore up three deck planks, entered the hold, returned and exploded in the arm chest. Thomas Dennie 3rd, of Boston, was killed." The coordinates recorded in the Dennie Bible indicated he died in the Indian Ocean, southeast of South Africa, and the coordinates printed in the newspaper, indicated the ship was farther east. Batavia, now Jakarta, would be the port from which news was sent.3
Burial*He was buried at sea at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the same day.3

Citations

  1. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Baptisms 1737-1854", New England Historic & Genealogical Register; Volumes 91 and 92 (1937-1938): Volume 92, page 26. Hereinafter cited as "Records of the West Church, Boston."
  2. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston", Volume 92, page 343.
  3. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."

Thomas Dennie1

b. 11 October 1793, d. 28 August 1843
Father*Thomas Dennie2 b. 12 Oct 1756, d. 2 Aug 1842
Mother*Sarah Bryant b. c 1761, d. 18 Jul 1827
Birth*11 October 1793Thomas Dennie was born on 11 October 1793 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts,1,3
Baptism20 October 1793 and was baptized on 20 October 1793 at West Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1
Name VariationIn his father's Bible, he was recorded as Thomas Dennie 2nd.3
Occupation*1823Thomas Dennie Jr. was listed in the 1823 Boston City Directory. His occupation was described as "English goods" and his business was located at 15 Kilby, Boston. His house was on North Allen.4
Marriage*23 November 1823He married Mary Prince on 23 November 1823.3
Occupation1831Thomas Dennie Jr. was listed in the 1831 Boston City Directory in "English goods" at 24 Kilby, Boston. His house was at 13 West.5
Death*28 August 1843He died on 28 August 1843 at age 49 on board the bark type (three or more masts) sailing ship "Eliza" out of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.3

Family

Mary Prince

Citations

  1. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Baptisms 1737-1854", New England Historic & Genealogical Register; Volumes 91 and 92 (1937-1938): Volume 92, page 122. Hereinafter cited as "Records of the West Church, Boston."
  2. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Boston Price-Current, published as The Boston Current and Marine Intelligencer, 28 Dec 1797, Volume III, Issue 33, page 3. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.
  3. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."
  4. [S963] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston, 1823, page 81. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989.
  5. [S963] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston, 1831, page 131.

Thomas Dennie1

b. 2 June 1779, d. 20 December 1780
Father*Thomas Dennie2 b. 12 Oct 1756, d. 2 Aug 1842
Mother*Sarah Bryant b. c 1761, d. 18 Jul 1827
Birth*2 June 1779Thomas Dennie was born on 2 June 1779 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).3
Name VariationIn his father's Bible, he was recorded as Thomas Dennie Jr.3
Baptism13 June 1779 and was baptized on 13 June 1779 in West Church, Boston.1
Death*20 December 1780He died on 20 December 1780 at age 1.3

Citations

  1. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Baptisms 1737-1854", New England Historic & Genealogical Register; Volumes 91 and 92 (1937-1938): Volume 92, page 26. Hereinafter cited as "Records of the West Church, Boston."
  2. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Boston Price-Current, published as The Boston Current and Marine Intelligencer, 28 Dec 1797, Volume III, Issue 33, page 3. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.
  3. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."

Turell Dennie1

Occupation*1816Turell Dennie was listed in the 1816 Boston City Directory as a tailor of men's clothing on Butolph, Boston. Whether the listing is a mistake for "Ebenezer Turell" or an as yet unidentified son of Ebenezer's named "Turell" is not known.2

Citations

  1. [S319] U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston, 1816. Hereinafter cited as U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830.
  2. [S963] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston, 1831, page 131. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989.

William Dennie1

b. 23 October 1726, d. 3 July 1783
Father*John Dennie1 b. 7 Oct 1694, d. b 3 Feb 1747
Mother*Sarah Webb1 b. 30 Jan 1702/3, d. b 17 Feb 1749
Baptism*23 October 1726William Dennie was baptized on 23 October 1726 at Church of Christ, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
(Son) Will25 December 1744William Dennie was named in the will of his father John Dennie dated 25 December 1744. He bequeathed to his loving wife Sarah forever one third part of all his estate both real and personal whether in this province, the colony of Connecticut, or elsewhere at her own disposal, his three Negro servants together with all household stuff. His will directed that 500 pounds lawful money of the province be lodged with his executors to be put to interest and improved for any of his children who were under age at the time of his death. He bequeathed to his son Albert Dennie 25 pounds lawful money which, with what he had already received, was his full portion and share. All the remainder of his estate, whether real or personal, he gave to his four other sons: John, William, Thomas and Joseph, and to his five daughters Mary, Grizzel, Elizabeth, Sarah and Abigail to be equally divided among them.

The biggest surprise in the will, published by researchers in 2002, was learning about Joseph, the fourth son of John Dennie. Joseph had not been mentioned in earlier research published in 1930-1932.

Mr. Dennie's will named his children in groups of men and then of women. The order of the naming by gender by their father in his will corresponds to the known dates from records in Fairfield Church. His will was not challenged in court.1
(3rd Son) OccupationWilliam and his four brothers, Albert, John, Thomas and Joseph Dennie, all became merchants in Boston like their father John Dennie, dealing for the most part in West India commodities, such as molasses, sugar, rum and hemp.2
Guardianship*17 February 1749Following his mother's death, William Dennie was appointed guardian for his minor siblings, Thomas, Abigail and Joseph, in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), on 17 February 1749.2
(Son) EstateWilliam was the Administrator of his mother's estate. She had died without a will, and her inventory, at six pages, was shorter than her husband's and listed the contents of an upper middle class Boston house of the time and 620 pounds of personal articles. Her inventory included only two of the slaves, Caesar, with the one foot, and Flora and, as with her husband's inventory, listed no real estate.1
Land Transfer*1758He sold land in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, in 1758.1
(Son) Land Records The distribution of John Dennie's Connecticut real estate as bequeathed in his will of 1744 was not known to researchers until 2002 and presented many questions. He left his real estate in two parts: two-thirds of his Connecticut property directly to his nine named children, and one-third of all his estate forever "both real and personal whether in this province the colony of Connecticut or elsewhere" to his widow Sarah. This bequest created an estate in real property in Connecticut for Sarah (Webb) Dennie, his widow. Because Sarah died without leaving a will, it was left to the courts to identify and name Sarah's children and heirs.

Land records in Fairfield and in Ridgefield, both in Fairfield County, Connecticut, gave researchers information on the identity of Sarah's heirs. The land records also clarified John Dennie's two wives and clearly identified their two sets of children. Sarah (Webb) Dennie's children were named, and those of Mary (Edwards) Dennie were identified as the other children. Joseph Dennie appeared with Sarah's children as her heir, but not as her son.

The Dennie children all eventually, after they attained their majority, or for the girls, married, sold their Fairfield and Ridgefield real estate. Researchers noted in their report, as an aside, that the real estate was of small value compared to the other property they inherited from their father.

Determined researchers explained their strategy by stating that complete land research for a parcel of property required that deeds be located for all the land sales of the heirs of John Dennie, which they called "the two thirds of the property" and of the heirs of Sarah Dennie, or "the one third of the property". They believed these transactions would identify all the interested parties in the entire package of real estate under review. They knew they were looking for a minimum of two deeds: one for the nine children of John Dennie and one for the court determined heirs of John's widow, Sarah (Webb) Dennie. Unfortunately, they did not know the maximum number of deeds they were looking for, since each of the children could have sold separately, one at a time.

Extensive research of the Dennie family land records in both Fairfield and Ridgefield was said by the researchers to have been "revealing, surprising and astonishing." They took special note in the first two land sales in the grouping and the unity of eight of the heirs. Eight of the nine children named in John Dennie's will joined together to sell all their two thirds interest at one time in one transaction. The deed named each of the eight stating "which said [children] are eight of the children and heirs of John Dennie late... Whereas the same John Dennie by his last will and testament duly proved gave and bequeathed unto his said eight children and his other son Joseph two full third parts of all the real estate... nine acres in Fairfield..." The deed was dated 24 Jan 1758 and recorded 8 Jun 1762. All of the parties named except Joseph signed at one time.

The second deed they found recorded in Fairfield was the sale by the Sarah Dennie heirs, again excepting Joseph. Sarah's four children were named and described as "children and heirs of Sarah Dennie late of Boston deceased intestate... whereas Mr. John Dennie late... by his last will duly proved approved and allowed gave and bequeathed to his widow the said Sarah Dennie one full third part of all his real estate in fee simple... The same Sarah soon after dyed intestate leaving the said William Thomas Sarah and Abigail and one Joseph Dennie her children and heirs". The deed was dated and recorded on the same dates as the first deed, 24 Jan 1758 and 8 Jun 1758, respectively.

The researchers also noted that William Dennie had received a double portion as the eldest son of the intestate Sarah, not the eldest son of John, and sold both parts. Sarah's other three children each received and sold one part. Joseph Dennie had received one portion which he would sell separately, later. John Dennie's son John had received two portions of his father's estate, and each of his siblings had received one. All, except Joseph, sold in full in the first deed described.1
Occupation*Brothers William and John Dennie were among the most important merchants at Boston during the 1750s, 60s and 70s. Both were among the gentlemen occasionally invited to accompany the governor's train on formal tours of the Boston schools, and their names appeared frequently, in different capacities, in the records of the period.2
Biographical Info*29 August 1776William Dennie was a wealthy bachelor in Boston. Like his half brothers, John and Albert, he was a town constable in his youth. He succeeded his father, John Dennie, as director of the town's warehouse "opposite the Golden Ball" at the decreased charge of £24 per annum. He was active in the interest of the colonists from 1770 to 1775, serving on several important committees, but after Concord and Lexington he declined to go further. Though elected to the Committee of Safety, he refused to serve, and a substitute was elected on 29 August 1776.2
Death*3 July 1783His death was reported in the Massachusetts Spy newspaper on 3 July 1783 in Boston. He was described as 57 years of age, and a merchant.3
Will*1783His will was probated in 1783 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). He left generous legacies to numerous relatives, and a large part of his property was left to Mrs. Elizabeth Swan, the wife of Major James Swan.2

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  3. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Massachusetts Spy, 3 Jul 1783, Volume VIII, Issue 636, page 3. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.

Arsenath Dennis1

b. 2 October 1833
Father*Elisha Dennis1 b. 11 Jul 1796, d. 12 Oct 1836
Mother*Ruth ______1 b. 1797
Birth*2 October 1833Arsenath Dennis was born on 2 October 1833 in North Carolina.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 185014 August 1850Arsenath appeared on the 1850 census taken on 14 August 1850 in the household of her mother and stepfather in Dalton, Wayne County, Indiana. She was 16 years old and had attended school within the last year.2

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Membership, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1806-1834 Marriages, 1806-1895; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Isaac Willis, Dalton, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 88A; Image: 183. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Bartlett Dennis1

b. 1 October 1827, d. 16 August 1847
Father*Elisha Dennis1 b. 11 Jul 1796, d. 12 Oct 1836
Mother*Ruth ______1 b. 1797
Birth*1 October 1827Bartlett Dennis was born on 1 October 1827 in North Carolina1
Death*16 August 1847 and died on 16 August 1847 in Wayne County, Indiana, at age 19.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Membership, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1806-1834 Marriages, 1806-1895; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Cynthia Eunice Dennis1

d. 30 April 1883
Marriage3 December 1850She married John Dennie, son of James Dennie and Eliza Tweedy Martin, on 3 December 1850 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1
(Wife) Death26 April 1882Cynthia became a widow when John Dennie died on 26 April 1882.1
Death*30 April 1883She died on 30 April 1883.1

Citations

  1. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."

Elisha Dennis1

b. 11 July 1796, d. 12 October 1836
Father*William Dennis2
Mother*Delilah ______2
Birth*11 July 1796Elisha Dennis was born on 11 July 1796 at Guilford County, North Carolina.2
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Ruth ______ in North Carolina.1
Death*12 October 1836He died on 12 October 1836 near Springfield, Wayne County, Indiana, at age 401
Burial* and was buried in the West River Friends Cemetery, Dalton, Wayne County.1

Family

Ruth ______ b. 1797
Children1.Lindsey Dennis1 b. 5 Apr 1820, d. 31 May 1824
2.Bartlett Dennis1 b. 1 Oct 1827, d. 16 Aug 1847
3.Tilman Dennis1 b. 4 Jul 1829, d. 2 Sep 1865
4.Mary Ann Dennis1 b. 28 Apr 1832, d. 21 Jul 1835
5.Arsenath Dennis1 b. 2 Oct 1833
6.Matilde Caroline Dennis1 b. 16 Sep 1835, d. 29 Feb 1868

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Membership, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1806-1834 Marriages, 1806-1895; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Guilford College; Greensboro, North Carolina; Records, 1775-1903; Collection: North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes.

Elmer Dennis1

b. 15 September 1851, d. 5 October 1931
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Hiram Dennis2,1 b. 1820, d. 14 Apr 1899
Mother*Mary Ann McKinley1 d. 1874
Birth*15 September 1851Thomas Elmer Dennis, who would be known as Elmer, was born on 15 September 1851 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana.1
Marriage*26 December 1876He married, with her mother's written consent, Elizabeth Catherine Edwards, daughter of Lathan Edwards and Celia Jane Heaton, on 26 December 1876 in Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa.1,3
Death*5 October 1931He died on 5 October 1931 in Villisca at age 801
Burial* and was buried in the original section, Lot 81, Block 3 of Villisca Cemetery, Villisca.1

Family

Elizabeth Catherine Edwards b. 29 Apr 1860, d. 4 Jun 1934

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, Elmer Dennis, Memorial# 5949819. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hiram Dennis, Memorial# 5949694.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Catherine (Edwards) Dennis, Memorial# 5949878.

Hiram Dennis1

b. 1820, d. 14 April 1899
Birth*1820Hiram Dennis was born in 1820 in Wayne County, New York.1
Marriage*He married first Mary Ann McKinley.2,1
(Husband) Death1874Hiram became a widower when Mary Ann (McKinley) Dennis died in 1874.1
Marriage*27 November 1876He married second Clara A. Andrews on 27 November 1876 in Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois.3,1
Death*14 April 1899He died on 14 April 1899 in Corning, Adams County, Iowa, at age 791
Burial* and was buried in the original section, Lot 32, Block 3, Space 1 & 2 of Villisca Cemetery, Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa.1

Family 1

Mary Ann McKinley d. 1874
Child1.Elmer Dennis1,2 b. 15 Sep 1851, d. 5 Oct 1931

Family 2

Clara A. Andrews b. Aug 1856, d. 17 Mar 1901

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, Hiram Dennis, Memorial# 5949694. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elmer Dennis, Memorial# 5949819.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clara A. (Andrews) Dennis, Memorial# 5949782.

Lindsey Dennis1

b. 5 April 1820, d. 31 May 1824
Father*Elisha Dennis1 b. 11 Jul 1796, d. 12 Oct 1836
Mother*Ruth ______1 b. 1797
Birth*5 April 1820Lindsey Dennis was born on 5 April 1820 in North Carolina1
Death*31 May 1824 and died on 31 May 1824 at age 4.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Membership, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1806-1834 Marriages, 1806-1895; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Mahlon Dennis1

Marriage*He married Louisa Beeson, daughter of Isaac Beeson and Hannah Hoggatt.1

Family

Louisa Beeson b. 27 Aug 1812

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Mary Ann Dennis1

b. 28 April 1832, d. 21 July 1835
Father*Elisha Dennis1 b. 11 Jul 1796, d. 12 Oct 1836
Mother*Ruth ______1 b. 1797
Birth*28 April 1832Mary Ann Dennis was born on 28 April 1832 in North Carolina1
Death*21 July 1835 and died on 21 July 1835 at age 3.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Membership, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1806-1834 Marriages, 1806-1895; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Matilde Caroline Dennis1

b. 16 September 1835, d. 29 February 1868
Father*Elisha Dennis1 b. 11 Jul 1796, d. 12 Oct 1836
Mother*Ruth ______1 b. 1797
Birth*16 September 1835Matilde Caroline Dennis was born on 16 September 1835 near Wayne County, Indiana.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 185014 August 1850Matilde Caroline appeared as Caroline M. on the 1850 census taken on 14 August 1850 in the household of her mother and stepfather in Dalton, Wayne County, Indiana. She was 15 years old and had attended school within the last year.2
Death*29 February 1868She died on 29 February 1868 in Wayne County, Indiana, at age 32.3

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Membership, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1806-1834 Marriages, 1806-1895; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Isaac Willis, Dalton, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 88A; Image: 183. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Records; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes.

Tilman Dennis1

b. 4 July 1829, d. 2 September 1865
Father*Elisha Dennis1 b. 11 Jul 1796, d. 12 Oct 1836
Mother*Ruth ______1 b. 1797
Birth*4 July 1829Tilman Dennis was born on 4 July 1829 in North Carolina.1,2
(Son) Census US 185014 August 1850Tilman appeared on the 1850 census taken on 14 August 1850 in the household of his mother and stepfather in Dalton, Wayne County, Indiana. He was 20 years of age, had attended school within the last year and was working as a laborer2
Death*2 September 1865 and died on 2 September 1865 at age 36.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Membership, Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1806-1834 Marriages, 1806-1895; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Isaac Willis, Dalton, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 88A; Image: 183. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

William Dennis1

Marriage*He married Delilah ______.1

Family

Delilah ______
Child1.Elisha Dennis+1 b. 11 Jul 1796, d. 12 Oct 1836

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Guilford College; Greensboro, North Carolina; Records, 1775-1903; Collection: North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

John Derby1

ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Marriage*7 June 1801He married Olive Bolton, daughter of Timothy Bolton and Sybel Bennett, on 7 June 1801 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Olive Bolton b. 19 Oct 1781

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Andrew Dewing1

Marriage*He married Ann Donstall.1

Family

Ann Donstall
Child1.Deborah Dewing+1 b. 1 Oct 1668, d. 25 Jul 1752

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Two, pages 9-13. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Deborah Dewing1

b. 1 October 1668, d. 25 July 1752
Father*Andrew Dewing2
Mother*Ann Donstall2
Birth*1 October 1668Deborah Dewing was born on 1 October 1668 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Marriage*circa 1692She married Joseph Hawes, son of Edward Hawes and Eliony Lumber, circa 1692.2
Death*25 July 1752She died on 25 July 1752 in Needham at age 83.2

Family

Joseph Hawes b. 9 Aug 1664, d. 8 Mar 1756
Children1.Anna Hawes2 b. 1 Sep 1693, d. 25 Sep 1718
2.Deborah Hawes2 b. c 1696, d. 11 Jan 1758
3.Joseph Hawes2 b. 29 Sep 1699, d. 12 Jun 1727
4.Jeremiah Hawes2 b. c 1701, d. c 1780
5.Josiah Hawes3 b. c 1703, d. a 1762
6.David Hawes2 b. 14 Mar 1705/6, d. b 12 Mar 1756
7.Jonathan Hawes3 b. 14 Mar 1705/6, d. 29 Oct 1742

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation One, pages 1-7. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs, Generation Two, pages 9-13.
  3. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs, Generation Three, pages 15-27.

Albert Victor DeWolf1

b. January 1869, d. 7 June 1905
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Birth*January 1869Albert Victor DeWolf was born in January 1869 in Michigan.1
Marriage*1897He married Frances Lavinia Hinds, daughter of Beatty Hinds and Elizabeth (Baldray) Goodrow, in 1897.1,2
Census US 1900*15 June 1900Frankie and Albert Victor DeWolf appeared on the 1900 census taken on 15 June 1900 in Green Oak, Livingston County, Michigan. Frances and Albert had been married for three years, had given birth to a total of three children, two of whom were living and listed as members of the household. Harry G. was 2, and Marian O. was 1. The parents owned their home and both could read, write and speak English.1
Occupation*Albert Victor DeWolf was a farmer at Michigan.1
Death*7 June 1905He died on 7 June 1905 at age 36.1
Burial*He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixboro, Washtenaw County, Michigan.2

Family

Frances Lavinia Hinds b. May 1872, d. 7 Sep 1969

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Albert DeWolf, Green Oak, Livingston County, Michigan; Roll T623 726; Page 5A. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from the Family Tree of Thomas and Mary Hinds prepared by M. Clayton and G. Clayton and dated Nov 1992. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Noahdiah Dickerson1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*5 December 1784He married Phoebe Heaton, daughter of Daniel Heaton and Martha ______, on 5 December 1784.1
Relationship NoteWalter Dickerson and Noahdiah Dickerson, who were probably brothers, married on the same day, and their wives, Penelope Heaton and Phoebe Heaton, were sisters.1

Family

Phoebe Heaton b. 20 Feb 1767, d. 24 Apr 1852

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 135-137, citing a letter from a great granddaughter of Daniel's, written to researcher Willis Heaton before 1900, naming Daniel's children. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Walter Dickerson1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*5 December 1784He married Penelope Heaton, daughter of Daniel Heaton and Martha ______, on 5 December 1784.1
Relationship Note*Walter Dickerson and Noahdiah Dickerson, who were probably brothers, married on the same day, and their wives, Penelope Heaton and Phoebe Heaton, were sisters.1

Family

Penelope Heaton b. 12 Jun 1762, d. 22 Nov 1849

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 135-137, citing a letter from a great granddaughter of Daniel's, written to researcher Willis Heaton before 1900, naming Daniel's children. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Lester J. Dickinson1

b. 29 October 1873, d. 4 June 1968
Birth*29 October 1873Lester J. Dickinson was born on 29 October 1873 in Derby, Lucas County, Iowa.1
Marriage*21 August 1901He married Myrtle C. Call on 21 August 1901 in Kossuth County, Iowa.1
Political Service*between 1931 and 1937He served as a Republican U.S. Representative for Iowa's 10th District from 1919 until 1931 when he became a U.S. Senator, and served in that capacity between 1931 and 1937.2
Death*4 June 1968He died on 4 June 1968 at age 94.2

Family

Myrtle C. Call
Child1.Ruth Dickinson1 b. 22 May 1907

Citations

  1. [S1442] Benjamin F. Reed, History of Kossuth County, Iowa, in 2 volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913), Lester J. Dickinson, Volume 2, pages 144-147. Hereinafter cited as History of Kossuth County, Iowa.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_J._Dickinson. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Ruth Dickinson1

b. 22 May 1907
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Lester J. Dickinson2 b. 29 Oct 1873, d. 4 Jun 1968
Mother*Myrtle C. Call2
Birth*22 May 1907Ruth Dickinson was born on 22 May 1907 in Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.2
Marriage*between May 1930 and 1933She married Rollin Hunter, son of Fred Heaton Hunter and Mary E. Ankeny, between May 1930 and 19331,3,4
Occupation* and Rollin, his name spelled "Rollen", was working as a secretary for her father.4
Residence*1933 In 1933, Ruth and Rollin A. Hunter lived at 3601 Connecticut Avenue NW, Apt. 214, Washington DC.4

Family

Rollin Hunter b. 1908

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1442] Benjamin F. Reed, History of Kossuth County, Iowa, in 2 volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913), Lester J. Dickinson, Volume 2, pages 144-147. Hereinafter cited as History of Kossuth County, Iowa.
  3. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: 299; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0275; Image: 981.0; FHL microfilm: 2340034. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  4. [S963] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, Washington, District of Columbia, 1933, page 818. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989.

Bridgett Diffely1

Marriage*She married Andrew Keaveny.1

Family

Andrew Keaveny
Child1.Catherine Keaveny+1 b. 1 May 1872

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 20 May 1872 of the birth of Catherine Keaveny, daughter of Andrew Keaveny of Tolaneister, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, County Galway, carpenter, and Bridget Diffely, born on 1 May 1872 in Tolaneister, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, County Galway, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

William Dill1

b. 21 February 1793, d. 18 March 1859
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*21 February 1793William Dill was born on 21 February 1793 in Kent County, Delaware.2,3
Marriage*10 May 1812He married first Polly Heaton, daughter of Jonah Heaton and Margaret ______, on 10 May 1812 in Harmony Township, Champaign County, Ohio.1,4
War of 1812*24 August 1812William enlisted in the Ohio militia on 24 August 1812 and served in the War of 1812 in Captain Samuel Black's company until his discharge on 24 February 1813.5
Relocation*1840The couple farmed and raised a large family in Ohio for many years, and then moved to Rush County, Indiana, where the sons of Mary's Uncle Ebenezer lived. They appeared on the 1840 census in Rushville.1,6
(Husband) Death15 July 1843William became a widower when Mary (Heaton) Dill died on 15 July 1843.1
Marriage*27 April 1845He married second Mary Hall on 27 April 1845 in Rushville, Rush County, Indiana.5,7
Death*18 March 1859He died on 18 March 1859 in Rush County, Indiana, at age 661
Burial* and was buried in Section 4 of East Hill Cemetery, Rushville, Rush County.3

Family 1

Mary Heaton b. 19 Aug 1797, d. 15 Jul 1843

Family 2

Mary Hall b. 9 Jan 1813, d. 12 Oct 1881

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 330-331. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 330-331, reporting his place of birth as either Delaware or Maryland.
  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, William Dill, Memorial# 40228418. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, hosted by FamilySearch at www.Familysearch.org. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993.
  5. [S1577] War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815.
  6. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of William Dill, Rushville, Rush, Indiana; Roll: 93; Page: 184; Family History Library Film: 0007729. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1572] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Indiana Marriage Index, 1806-1861.

Isabelle Dillon1

b. 1893
Father*Milo Dillon2
Mother*Anna Thompson2
Birth*1893Isabelle Dillon was born about 1893 in Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois.2
Marriage*1 November 1919She married Blake Willis, son of Arthur Eugene Willis and Belle Blake, on 1 November 1919 in Woodward, Dallas County, Iowa. Their license was applied for on 30 October 1919, with the affidavit made by Steele Blake, and they were married by William M. Wade, Justice of the Peace.1,2
Census US 1940*8 April 1940Isabelle and Blake Willis appeared on the 1940 census taken on 8 April 1940 in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. Blake was 47 years of age and working as a lawyer in private practice, and Isabelle was 45. The other members of their household were son Ned, who was age 19, daughter Annabelle, age 10, and Blake's father, Arthur E. Willis, 82 years of age and a widower.3,4

Family

Blake Willis b. 3 Jul 1892, d. 20 Sep 1961
Children1.Ned Willis3 b. 1921
2.Annabelle Willis3 b. 1930

Citations

  1. [S1459] Volunteers and staff at the Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa Library in Des Moines, "Blake Willis, Dallas County", "Blake Willis, Perry Attorney, Succumbs" obituary, The Perry Daily Chief, Perry, Iowa, dated Thursday, 21 September 1961, page 1, columns 2-3 and page 5, column 3, Iowa Territorial and State Legislators Collection, Blake Willis, online at https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/History_Docs/45th%20GA/…, downloaded 09 November 2015. Hereinafter cited as Blake Willis, Iowa Legislators Collection.
  2. [S1440] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937, online at www.Ancestry.com, Return of Marriages in the County of Dallas for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1920, Volume 485, counties Clayton-Guthrie, page 101. Hereinafter cited as Iowa Marriage Records, 1923-1937.
  3. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Blake Willis, Census Place: Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: T627_1153; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 25-20A. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1441] 1940 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Separated entry for Arthur E. Willis, Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: T627_1153; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 25-20A.

Kate Alice Dillon1

b. 1865, d. 21 October 1910
Father*Patrick Dillon3,4
Mother*Delia Trears2 b. 1841, d. 13 Jan 1913
Birth*1865Kate Alice Dillon was born about 1865 in County Galway, Ireland.2
(Granddaughter) Will28 January 1895Kate was named in the will of her grandfather, Patrick Trears, dated 28 January 1895 in Ballymoe, County Galway. The Tuam District Registry's copy was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling or punctuation that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway Farmer, being at present of sound mind, and memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my fee simple estate which I hold in my possession in Corrastoony Beg in the County Roscommon on conditions that she will send Flossie Rorke, my dear little child who is living with me at present, to a convent school and give her a good education, and on leaving school I would be very well pleased if she took her to live with herself. Corrastoony Beg is held by six tenants who are supposed to pay their rents in May and November in each year. I also authorize, and empower my daughter to leave said land to her son Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on her demise.

I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia, and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, my house and premises at Ballymoe, and all furniture therein, i.e. the house I live in at present. I also bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon the dividend on forty-two shares, which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., none of these to be sold during her lifetime. After my daughter’s death those forty-two shares to be divided on my grandchildren and Flossie Rorke share alike.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my wagonette, and harness, one horse, one cow, i.e. the white one.

I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, six shares, which I hold in the London and Westminster Bank Ltd. I also will, and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon twenty shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd. I also will and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon five shares which I hold in the London Joint Stock Bank which I hold.

I will, and bequeath unto Elena Mary Flossie Rorke fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., said shares not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one, the dividend to be lodged in the Post Office Savings Bank, by the executors named in this will. I also will, and bequeath unto M. Flossie Rorke one share which I hold in the Midland Great Western Railway, its present price is £135, this share not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one and then only with the consent of her parents, and executors named in my will.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Dillon fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., those fifteen shares not to be sold without the consent of the executors named below, the dividend on said shares to be paid (to) said Richard Dillon, as it falls due.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D. five shares that I hold in the London and County Bank Ltd.

I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears the lands of Ballaghamurray (which I purchased under Lord Ashbourne) for his life’s use only. After his death, I will, and bequeath said lands of Ballaghamurray to my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D., and after the latter’s to his brother Richard if at home, if not to the next heir, this farm not to be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank.

I will and bequeath unto Mary my servant girl ten (10) pounds for her long and faithful servitude.

I will and bequeath twenty pounds for masses for the happy repose of my poor soul, that God may have mercy on me. I will unto the Reverend Father Coogan five pounds for masses for the happy repose of the souls of myself and my wife Mary, that God may have mercy on us both, Amen. I also will five pounds to Father Coogan for masses for the happy repose of the souls of my father, mother and sister, that God may have mercy on them.

The shares which I hold, ten (10) in number, in the London Joint Stock Bank I order to be sold, and all expenses for masses and burial, together with whatever debts I owe to be defrayed out of proceeds of said shares.

I will any surplus which may remain from proceeds of above shares, after expenses being paid, and also any money which may be to my credit in National Bank Ltd. Castlerea to my daughter Bedelia Dillon and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, to be divided equally.

I appoint Mr. James Hurley, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Corlack(an), Ballymoe and Mr. T.G. Dillon M.D., Castlecoote, County Roscommon Executors to this my last will and testament. The will was signed by Patrick Trears

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us and in presence of each of us and of each other, and we subscribe our names as witnesses, at the request of the testator this twenty-eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the witnesses signed, James Hurley, Corlack(an), Ballymoe, County Galway, farmer and Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Cornelius Conneffe, R.I. Constabulary, Ballymoe. Then: “I certify that the foregoing has been compared and is a correct copy of the original will lodged here” and the certification signed by the Tuam District Registry.3
(Daughter) Census Ireland 19011901Kate appeared on the 1901 census in the household of her mother and her uncle Thomas Trears in Ballymoe, County Galway, Ireland. She was 36 years of age and unmarried.2
Death*21 October 1910She died on 21 October 1910, probably in Ballymoe, County Galway, at about age 45.1
Administration*5 January 1911Administration on her estate was granted on 5 January 1911 at Tuam, County Galway, to her brother, Thomas Gerald Dillon, Physician and Surgeon. Her effects were valued at £997 18s 9d.5

Citations

  1. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Administration of the estate of Kate Alice Dillon, late of Ballymoe, County Galway, spinster, who died 21 October 1910 granted at Tuam to Thomas Gerald Dillon, Physician and Surgeon, effects of £997 18s 9d. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Thomas Trears, House# 27 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Patrick Trears dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway and proved on 1 March 1900, pages 1 and 2 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record and page 3 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Michael Rorke, age 24, a bachelor farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, age 23, a spinster farmer of Ballymore, County Roscommon, daughter of Patrick Dillon, a farmer, on 27 July 1881 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, and witnessed by Joseph Rorke and Delia Dillon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  5. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at www.findmypast.com, Administration of the estate of Kate Alice Dillon, late of Ballymoe, County Galway, spinster, who died 21 October 1910 granted on 5 January 1911 at Tuam to Thomas Gerald Dillon, Physician and Surgeon, effects of £997 18s 9d.

Mary Ellen Dillon1

b. 1858, d. 25 September 1942
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Patrick Dillon2
Mother*Delia Trears3,2 b. 1841, d. 13 Jan 1913
Birth*1858Mary Ellen Dillon was born about 1858, possibly in Ballymore, County Roscommon, Ireland.2
Marriage*27 July 1881She married Michael Rorke of Camogue, son of Thady Rorke and Eleanor Boyd, on 27 July 1881 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, Dublin. Michael was 24 years of age, a bachelor and farmer, and Mary Ellen was 23 years of age and a spinster. Signing as witnesses to their marriage were Michael's brother Joseph Rorke and Mary Ellen's mother Delia Dillon.1,2
(Mother) Will28 January 1895Flossie Rorke, daughter of Michael and Mary Ellen (Dillon) Rorke, was named in the will of her great grandfather, Patrick Trears, dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway. The Tuam District Registry's copy was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling or punctuation that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway Farmer, being at present of sound mind, and memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my fee simple estate which I hold in my possession in Corrastoony Beg in the County Roscommon on conditions that she will send Flossie Rorke, my dear little child who is living with me at present, to a convent school and give her a good education, and on leaving school I would be very well pleased if she took her to live with herself. Corrastoony Beg is held by six tenants who are supposed to pay their rents in May and November in each year. I also authorize, and empower my daughter to leave said land to her son Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on her demise.

I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia, and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, my house and premises at Ballymoe, and all furniture therein, i.e. the house I live in at present. I also bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon the dividend on forty-two shares, which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., none of these to be sold during her lifetime. After my daughter’s death those forty-two shares to be divided on my grandchildren and Flossie Rorke share alike.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my wagonette, and harness, one horse, one cow, i.e. the white one.

I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, six shares, which I hold in the London and Westminster Bank Ltd. I also will, and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon twenty shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd. I also will and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon five shares which I hold in the London Joint Stock Bank which I hold.

I will, and bequeath unto Elena Mary Flossie Rorke fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., said shares not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one, the dividend to be lodged in the Post Office Savings Bank, by the executors named in this will. I also will, and bequeath unto M. Flossie Rorke one share which I hold in the Midland Great Western Railway, its present price is £135, this share not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one and then only with the consent of her parents, and executors named in my will.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Dillon fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., those fifteen shares not to be sold without the consent of the executors named below, the dividend on said shares to be paid (to) said Richard Dillon, as it falls due.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D. five shares that I hold in the London and County Bank Ltd.

I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears the lands of Ballaghamurray (which I purchased under Lord Ashbourne) for his life’s use only. After his death, I will, and bequeath said lands of Ballaghamurray to my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D., and after the latter’s to his brother Richard if at home, if not to the next heir, this farm not to be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank.

I will and bequeath unto Mary my servant girl ten (10) pounds for her long and faithful servitude.

I will and bequeath twenty pounds for masses for the happy repose of my poor soul, that God may have mercy on me. I will unto the Reverend Father Coogan five pounds for masses for the happy repose of the souls of myself and my wife Mary, that God may have mercy on us both, Amen. I also will five pounds to Father Coogan for masses for the happy repose of the souls of my father, mother and sister, that God may have mercy on them.

The shares which I hold, ten (10) in number, in the London Joint Stock Bank I order to be sold, and all expenses for masses and burial, together with whatever debts I owe to be defrayed out of proceeds of said shares.

I will any surplus which may remain from proceeds of above shares, after expenses being paid, and also any money which may be to my credit in National Bank Ltd. Castlerea to my daughter Bedelia Dillon and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, to be divided equally.

I appoint Mr. James Hurley, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Corlack(an), Ballymoe and Mr. T.G. Dillon M.D., Castlecoote, County Roscommon Executors to this my last will and testament. The will was signed by Patrick Trears

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us and in presence of each of us and of each other, and we subscribe our names as witnesses, at the request of the testator this twenty-eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the witnesses signed, James Hurley, Corlack(an), Ballymoe, County Galway, farmer and Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Cornelius Conneffe, R.I. Constabulary, Ballymoe. Then: “I certify that the foregoing has been compared and is a correct copy of the original will lodged here” and the certification signed by the Tuam District Registry.3
Census Ireland 1901*1901Mary and Michael Rorke appeared on the 1901 census in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, Ireland. Michael's age was recorded as 45 and his occupation was grazier, and Mary was recorded as 39 years of age, although she was actually about 43. Six of the couple's children resided with their parents in 1901. Albert was 18, Pauline 13, Nora 10, Douglas 8, John 5 and Hilda 3. Michael's brother, Patrick F. Rorke, was also enumerated in the household as a visitor. He was recorded as a commercial traveler and 35 years of age, although he was actually about 39. Two general servants, Patrick McDermott, age 33, and Kate Beirne, age 17, also resided in the household. Everyone in the Rorke household, with the exception of baby Hilda, could read and write and spoke both English and Irish.4
Census Ireland 1911*1911She was enumerated as Mary O'Rorke, and the head of her family, on the 1911 census in Lissadorn, County Roscommon. She was recorded as 50 years of age and married, although her husband Michael was not with her. She had been married for 30 years and had given birth to 9 children, 8 of whom were living. Three of her children resided with her in 1911, and were also enumerated with the surname O'Rorke. Leonora was 20 years of age, Douglas was 18 and a grazier, and Hilda was 12.

Where was her husband Michael? We may have identified him as the Michael Rorke who was reported to be 54 years of age, and a widower, working as a general labourer on Thomas Street, Merchant's Quay, Dublin. That Michael Rorke lived as a boarder in the household of Elizabeth Maxwell, a widow aged 52, who ran a dispensary. Mary Maxwell, age 22, and Francis Maxwell, age 19, also lived with their mother in 1911.

A second thought we have is that Michael may have been seriously ill by 1911 and have already been a patient in the mental hospital where he would die 6 years later. He may not have been enumerated at all. We are further confused by his wife's change of surname from Rorke to O'Rorke and wonder if it was a mistake of the census taker or a deliberate action by Mary Ellen or another member of the household who gave the information. When she was appointed his administrator in 1917, her surname was Rorke again.5
(Wife) Death7 February 1917Mary Ellen became a widow when Michael Rorke died on 7 February 1917 at age 60.6,1,7
Probate*24 December 1917 On 24 December 1917 at Tuam, County Galway, Mary Ellen Rorke was granted Administration of the estate of her deceased husband, Michael Rorke. He was identified as a farmer of Lissadorn, Elphin, County Roscommon, who had died on 7 February 1917. His effects were valued at £3,695 1s. 7d.8
Residence*12 September 1918When her son Albert completed his United States draft registration card on 12 September 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he reported his mother, Mary Ellen O'Rorke, whose address was Beach Lawn, Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland, as his nearest relative.9
Residence*September 1942Mary Ellen and her daughter Flossie were living together in September 1942 at 70 Tritonville Road, Sandymount, Dublin.10
Death*25 September 1942She died suddenly of heart failure on 25 September 1942 at 66 Waterloo Road, Dublin, at age 86. Her name on the certified registration of her death was Mary O'Rorke and her daughter Flossie, who was recorded as Florence O'Rorke and lived at the same address on Tritonville Road as her mother, was present at her death.10

Family

Michael Rorke b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 7 Feb 1917
Children1.Albert Patrick Rorke11 b. 25 Jun 1882, d. 22 Aug 1955
2.Helena Mary Rorke12 b. 18 Jul 1883
3.Michael Dillon Rorke13 b. 24 Aug 1884, d. 15 Dec 1961
4.Pauline Rorke14 b. 14 Dec 1886
5.Leonora Marion Rorke15 b. 6 Dec 1889
6.Douglas Joseph Rorke16 b. 28 Jun 1891, d. 15 Jun 1961
7.John Charles Rorke17 b. 6 Oct 1894, d. 10 Dec 1969
8.Hilda Mary Rorke18 b. 15 Feb 1898

Citations

  1. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Michael Rorke, age 24, a bachelor farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, age 23, a spinster farmer of Ballymore, County Roscommon, daughter of Patrick Dillon, a farmer, on 27 July 1881 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, and witnessed by Joseph Rorke and Delia Dillon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Patrick Trears dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway and proved on 1 March 1900, pages 1 and 2 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record and page 3 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  4. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Michael and Mary Rorke, House#5 in Lissadorn, Creeve, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  5. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Household of Mary O'Rorke, House# 1 in Lissadorn, Creeve, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  6. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 1 of 23. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 9 February 1917 of the certified death of Michael Rorke, married, age 62, a farmer, of Hartfield House, Dublin, who died at the Richmond District Lunatic Asylum,
    Dublin on 7 February 1917 of acute bronchitis, for 15 days, and cardiac failure, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  8. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, 1917 Administration of the estate of Michael Rorke, viewed at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  9. [S223] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, Albert Patrick O'Rourke, transcribed as "Orourke", born 25 June 1882, mother Mary Ellen O'Rourke. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration, 1917-1918.
  10. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 5 October 1942 of the certified death of Mary O' Rorke, age 86, a widow of 70 Tritonville Road, Sandymount who died suddenly on 25 September at 66 Waterloo Road, Dublin of heart failure, Florence O'Rorke also of 70 Tritonville Road, Sandymount was present at her death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  11. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 22 August 1882 of the birth of Albert Patrick Rorke, son of Michael Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 25 July 1882 in Frenchbrook, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  12. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 9 August 1883 of the birth of Helena Mary Rorke, daughter of Michael Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 18 July 1883 in Frenchbrook, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  13. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 6 September 1884 of the birth of Michael Dillon Rorke, son of Michael Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 24 August 1884 in Frenchbrook, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  14. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 30 December 1886 of the birth of Paulina Rorke, daughter of Michael Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 14 December 1886 in Frenchbrook, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  15. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 4 March 1890 of the birth of Leonora Marion Rorke, daughter of Michael Rorke, a gentleman farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 6 December 1889 in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  16. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 17 September 1891 of the birth of Douglas Joseph Rorke, son of Michael Rorke, a gentleman farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 28 June 1891 in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  17. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 31 December 1894 of the birth of John Charles Rorke, son of Michael Rorke, a gentleman farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 6 October 1894 in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  18. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration on 2 May 1898 of the birth of Hilda Mary Rorke, daughter of Michael Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 15 February 1898 in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, viewed at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…