Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - The Beards

This is the stone of my great-grandfather, Charles "Pink" Beard and his second wife, Myrtle in Noble Hill Cemetery in Etowah County, Alabama. It's a rather large stone. The photo was taken by my cousin, Tina Brock Smith.

Monday, March 30, 2009

My Janes/Jaynes Line

I have a problem with my Janes/Jaynes line. I ran into a wall in Metcalf County, Kentucky. I have several walls, but this one is a big one. It all starts with my grandfather, James Jaynes. He never talked much about his family, but what he did say helped get me this far. It was easy to trace to Kentucky. Census records went right back. Very clear. It becomes muddy though, really fast.

Let's see, there is my grandfather, James, his father George Thomas, his father, William Obadier, and finally his father, David. David is the problem. He was born about 1811 in Kentucky and married Nancy [most likely Hughart/Huggart/Hugard] about 1829. In the 1850 census of Barren County, Kentucky. These children are listed: Rebecca Hughart Janes, Henry B. Janes, Martha W. Janes, Grace W. Janes, Elizabeth Janes, James T. Janes, Nancy M.C. Janes, Eliza J. Janes. William O. shows up in the 1860 Metcalf County, Kentucky census with siblings Nancy and Eliza, and his parents, David and Nancy. Before 1850 I cannot even know which David Janes is in the census, though there are some in the area. It's just impossible to tell.

There is a David Janes Jr. in the area. His history was laid out in the book, "History of the Janes-Peek Family (From Grandma's Little Trunk)," 1975 by Dr. Reba Neighbors Collins. She has David Sr. with only 3 children; Thomas J JANES (b: 1806 in Adair,KY), Mary JANES (b: 1820 in KY) and possibly Spencer C JANES (b: 1804 in ,,IL/TN). Only 3 children don't seem quite right. He was a Junior, his father was David Sr., so what happened. I read that Mrs. Collins thought David Jr. had more children but could not find them. So. . . . It's an easy jump from there to where I think it will go. One more fact, David Jr. was married first to Rebecca MNU. Another tidbit.

Now for the hunt.....

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Meet Irene Raborn Brock


Irene is my great-great-grandmother. This is really sad. I don't have the sources in the program for this family. I will get to work immediately!

Ancestors of Irene Matilda RABURN
Generation No. 1

Irene Matilda RABURN, born 11 Aug 1868 in Monroe County, Tennessee; died 16 Feb 1918 in Polk County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of John RABORN. She married Francis Marion BROCK 26 Jan 1882 in McMinn County, Tennessee. He was born 25 Dec 1861 in McMinn County, Tennessee, and died 22 Dec 1936 in Bradley County, Tennessee. He was the son of Andrew Jackson BROCK and Emeline JACK.

Generation No. 2

John RABORN

Child of John RABORN is:
  1. Irene Matilda RABURN

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Meet Loraney Willcutt Jaynes


This is my great-grandmother. Everyone called her 'Raney'. She is listed as Luraney in all the records but my grandmother named a daughter for her as Lorraine. So I am not sure of the spelling of her first name. I have it here as it appears in records.

Ancestors of Luraney Willcut

Generation No. 1

Luraney Willcut[1], born 26 May 1853 in South Carolina; died 04 Dec 1947 in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana[2]. She was the daughter of David Willcut and Charity Robins. She married William Obadier Janes[3,4] 19 Apr 1869 in Washington County, Indiana[5]. He was born 09 Sep 1851 in Munfordsville, Kentucky, and died 07 Feb 1936 in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana[6]. He was the son of David Janes and Nancy H. Hughart.
Generation No. 2

David Willcut[7], born 1815 in Kentucky. He married Charity Robins 24 Feb 1836 in Washington County, Indiana.
Charity Robins, born 1818 in North Carolina; died Bef. 1864 in Washington County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Daniel Robins and Massah Swaim.

Children of David Willcut and Charity Robins are:
  1. Luraney Willcut
  2. Sarah Jane Willcut
  3. Judith Willcut
  4. Susannah Elizabeth Willcut
  5. Mary A. Willcut
  6. Phoebe Willcut
  7. George H. Willcut
  8. Amanda Willcut
  9. Joseph R. Willcut

Endnotes 1. Obituary/Brownstown Banner, Dec 4, 1947JAYNES-Mrs. Lourany Jaynes, 93, died at her home at New Castle Thursday noon, following a year's illness.She was a former Seymour resident and moved to New Castle about ten years ago.She was a native of Salem and was born near Salem, May 26, 1854. She was the widow of William Jaynes, who died February 7, 1931. Funeral services were conducted at the Voss Mortuary, Seymour, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of the service the Rev. Walter Moseley of Uniontown. Burial in the Conologue Cemetery.She is survived by ten children: (George Thomas) Tom, of Jackson County; Joseph, Aaron and Claude, all of Seymour; Arthur, Charles and DeWitt Jaynes all of Indianapolis; Mrs. Lonia Loftis and Mrs. Pearl Mosier, New Castle; 48 grandchildren; 105 great-granchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.. 2. Obituary, BROWNSTOWN BANNER, JAYNES--Mrs. Lourany Jaynes, 93, died at her home at New Castle Thursday noon, following a year's illness. She was a former Seymour resident and moved to New Castle about ten years ago.She was a native of Salem and was born near Salem, May 26, 1854. She was the widow of William Jaynes, who died February 7, 1931.Funeral services were conducted at the Voss Mortuary, Seymour, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Walter Moseley of Uniontown. Burial in the Conologue Cemetery.She is survived by ten children: (George Thomas) Tom, of Jackson county; Joseph, Aaron and Claude, all of Seymour; Arthur, Charles and DeWitt Jaynes all of Indianapolis; Mrs. Loney Loftis and Mrs. Pearl Mosier, New Castle; 48 grandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. 3. Obituary/Brownstown Banner. 4. Obituary/Seymour Tribune,Seymour,IN, Seymour Daily Tribune - February 9, 1931Funeral Services for Wm.O.Jaynes-Rites Conducted from home this afternoon-Deceased was well known-Funeral services for Wm.O.Jaynes, age 79, who died at his home, 420 Circle St., at 8:30 Saturday evening after an illness of 3 weeks, were held at 2:00 this afternoon from the home in charge of the Rev. Homer Smith. Burial was in the Conologue cemetery.Mr. Jaynes was born 9/9/1851, at munfordsville, KY, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jaynes. He was married in 1869 in Washinton County to Miss Lurinda Willcott, who survives. He moved to this county 35 years ago. He was well known and highly respected here. Besides the widow, he is survived my 10 children, Thomas, Claude, Aaron and Joseph, all of this city: Luther, of Connersville; DeWitt, Arthur and Charles, of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Theodore Mosier and Mrs. louise Loftus, both of NewCastle. He is also survived by 75 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.. 5. Index to "Marriage Record" 1850 - 1920, Washington County, IndianaBook: H Original Source Page: 163 Marriage Date: 19 Apr 1869. 6. Obituary, 2//9/1931 Seymour Daily Tribune-Brownstown Banner, OBITUARY--2//9/1931 Seymour Daily Tribune--Funeral Services for Wm.O.Jaynes--Rites Conducted From Home This Afternoon--Deceased Was Well Known --Funeral services for Wm. O. Jaynes,age 79, who died at his home, 420 Circle St., at 8:30 Saturday evening after an illness of 3 weeks, were held at 2:00 this afternoon from the home in charge of the Rev. Homer Smith. Burial was in the Conologue cemetery. Mr. Jaynes was born 9/9/1851, at Munfordsvile, KY, the son of Mr. & Mrs. David Jaynes. He was married in 1869 in Washington County to Miss Lurinda Willcott, who survives. He moved to this county 35 years ago.He was well known & highly respected here. Besides the widow, he is survived by 10 children, Thomas, Claude, Aaron & Joseph, all of this city: Luther, of Connersville; DeWitt, Arthur & Charles, of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Theodore Mosier & Mrs. Louisa Loftus, both of Newcastle. He is also survived by 75 grand-children and 41 great grandchildren.Brownstown BannerJackson Co., INFeb. 11, 1931JAYNES-- Following a three weeks illness, William O. Jaynes passed away at his home in Seymour Saturday night, aged 79 years.Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Homer Smith, were held at the home Monday afternoon. Burial in the Conologue cemetery. Mr. Jaynes was born at Munfordville, Kentucky, September 9, 1851. In 1869 he was married in Washington County to Miss Lurinda Willcott, who survives him.He moved to Jackson County about thirty-five years ago.Besides his widow he leaves the following children, Thomas, Joseph, Aaron, Claude, all of Seymour; Luther, of Connersville; Arthur, DeWitt and Charles of Indianapolis: Mrs. Theodore Mosier and Mrs. Louis Loftus, of New Castle; seventy-five grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren. 7. 1870 Census Jackson County, Indiana. 8. 1870 census, INDIANA , WASHINGTON, GIBSON TWPSeries: M593 Roll: 369 Page: 239. 9. Marriage, Book: F Original Source Page: 437 . 10. Marriage Record Jackson County 1850-1920 Inclusive Vol II Letters O-Z, Marriage Book/Jackson Co, IN, Original Source Page: 505 , Book: H Original Source Page: 505 . 11. 1870 census, INDIANA , WASHINGTON, GIBSON TWPSeries: M593 Roll: 369 Page: 239. 12. Marriage, Book: G Original Source Page: 273 . 13. Marriage, Book: H Original Source Page: 625 .

Friday, March 27, 2009

Meet Maggie Hovis Martin


Maggie was my great-grandmother, and my Grandma Jaynes favorite grandmother!

Ancestors of Margaret C Hovis


Generation No. 1

Margaret C Hovis[1], born 1867 in Ohio; died 10 Feb 1940 in Paris Crossing, Jennings County, in[2]. She was the daughter of Henry W. Hovis and Elizabeth E. Bohall. She married Samuel S. Martin[3,4,5] 1883. He was born 14 Feb 1860 in Jackson County, Indiana, and died 18 Jan 1944 in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana[6]. He was the son of John Stanley Martin and Mary Ann Allman.

Generation No. 2

Henry W. Hovis[7,8,9,10], born 01 Jul 1840 in Noble County, Ohio; died 11 Jun 1935 in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana. He was the son of Henry Hovis and Sarah Hogg. He married Elizabeth E. Bohall 09 Jul 1864 in Brown County, Indiana[11].
Elizabeth E. Bohall[12,13], born 17 Jun 1844 in Jackson County, Indiana; died 17 Jul 1897 in Jackson County, Indiana. She was the daughter of George David Bohall and Catherine E. Draper.
Children of Henry Hovis and Elizabeth Bohall are:

  1. Seth Hovis
  2. Mary C. Hovis
  3. Margaret C Hovis
  4. Martha Jane Hovis

Endnotes 1. 1900 US Census, Series: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1, MARTIN, SAMUEL S (1900 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, BROWNSTOWN TWPAge: 40, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1. 2. Burkholder Funeral Records, Jackosn Counth INGenWeb Arhchive, http://files.usgwarchives.org/in/jackson/cemetery/burk_4.txtMartin, Maggie 511 Age 73y10m 5d d. Feb. 10 1940 Parents Henry Hovis and Elizabeth BohallBurial Riverview. 3. 1870 US Census, Series: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 277, SS Martin with Cocherham and Allman (1870 U.S. Census)INDIANASeries: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 277. 4. 1900 US Census, Series: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1, MARTIN, SAMUEL S (1900 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, BROWNSTOWN TWPAge: 40, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1. 5. 1910 US Census, Series: T624 Roll: 359 Page: 150, MARTIN, SAMUEL S (1910 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JENNINGS, SPENCER TWPAge: 50, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T624 Roll: 359 Page: 150. 6. Burkholder Funeral Records, Jackson County INGenWeb Archive, http://files.usgwarchives.org/in/jackson/cemetery/burk_4.txtMartin, Samuel S. 733 Age 83y 11m4d d. Jan. 18 1944 Mother's maiden name Polly Ann Allman. 7. 1870 Census, M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362, HOVIS, HENRY (1870 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, GRASSY FORK TWPAge: 28, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362. 8. 1880 Census, T9 Roll: 286 Page: 207, HOVIS, HENRY (1880 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, SALT CRKAge: 38, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: T9 Roll: 286 Page: 207. 9. 1910 Census, T624 Roll: 364 Page: 188, HOVIS, HENRY (1910 U.S. Census)INDIANA , LAWRENCE, PLEASANT RUN TWPAge: 68, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: T624 Roll: 364 Page: 188. 10. 1886: History of Jackson County, Indiana. Brant and Fuller, Page 424, MARTIN GROVE CHURCH. This church was organized March 15, 1878, three milesnortheast of Clear Spring. Members: Prudy Elkins, SarahMartin, Martha Scott, Hanna Scott, Nancy Cobb, Ollie Winein-ger, W. A. Williams, Sarah Williams, Mary B. Smith, John C.Bowman, Adaline Bowman, Martin Beavers, Mary A. Beavers,Henry Hovis, Elizabeth Hovis and William Paris; ministers:Elders R. J. Gorbet, David Sexton, J. R. McCoy, J. W. Maynardand H. Hovis.http://www.jacksoncountyhistory.org/books/index.asp?book=brantfuller&page=424. 11. Marriage Records 1853-1901, Book 3/Original Source Page 187, QUAY 3 County BrownName Elizabeth E BohallSpouse Henry W HovisMarriage Date 09 Jul 1864. 12. 1870 Census, M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362, HOVIS, ELIZABETH (1870 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, GRASSY FORK TWPAge: 28, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362. 13. 1880 Census, T9 Roll: 286 Page: 207, HOVIS, ELIZABETH (1880 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, SALT CRKAge: 38, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: T9 Roll: 286 Page: 207. 14. 1870 Census, M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362, HOVIS, SETH (1870 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, GRASSY FORK TWPAge: 28, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362. 15. 1880 Census, Series: T9 Roll: 286 Page: 208, HOVIS, HENRY (1880 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, SALT CRKAge: 38, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: T9 Roll: 286 Page: 208. 16. 1870 Census, M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362, HOVIS, MARY (1870 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, GRASSY FORK TWPAge: 28, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362. 17. 1880 Census, T9 Roll: 286 Page: 208, HOVIS, MARY (1880 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, SALT CRKAge: 38, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: T9 Roll: 286 Page: 208. 18. 1870 Census, M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362, HOVIS, HENRY (1870 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, GRASSY FORK TWPAge: 28, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 362. 19. 1880 Census, T9 Roll: 286 Page: 208, HOVIS, MARTHA (1880 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, SALT CRKAge: 38, Race: WHITE, Born: OHSeries: T9 Roll: 286 Page: 208.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Meet Cora Hines Jaynes


Cora was my great-grandmother. She died before I was born so I didn't know her. My grandparents lived with her and Tom when they were first married. She was a very loving and warm person. She was well-known for her firey temper.

Ancestors of Cora Hines


Generation No. 1

Cora Hines[1,2], born 08 Mar 1870 in Neoga, Cumberland County, Illinois; died 21 Dec 1948 in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana[3]. She was the daughter of George Hines and Agnes Joice/Joyce. She married first an Unk Abbott. She married George Thomas Jaynes[4] 11 Sep 1896 in Jackson County, Indiana[5]. He was born 15 Oct 1869 in Washington County, Indiana, and died 15 Mar 1954 in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana. He was the son of William Obadier Janes and Luraney Willcut.

Generation No. 2

George Hines6, born Jul 1833 in IN; died 1909 in Neoga, Cumberland County, Illinois. He was the son of Cadwell Hines and Susan Angleton. He married Agnes Joice/Joyce 17 Oct 1852 in Switerland County, IN.
Agnes Joice/Joyce[7], born 1832 in Rockingham County, NC; died 1872 in Neoga, Cumberland County, Illinois. She was the daughter of George Washington Joice/Joyce and Jane Iden.


Children of George Hines and Agnes Joice/Joyce are:
  1. Cora Hines
  2. Susan F. Hines
  3. George P. Hines
  4. Nancy Ellen Hines
  5. Louisa Hines
  6. Mary Jane Hines
Endnotes 1. Obituary/Seymour Tribune,Seymour,IN, December 21, 1948 (DOD) Mrs. Cora JaynesMrs. Cora Jaynes, 78, died at her home in Seymour Tuesday night at 7:45 o'clock following a six weeks illness.Funeral services will be held at the Voss Mortuary Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.Mrs Jaynes was born in Jackson County March 8, 1870, the daughter of George and Agnes Joyce Hines. She was married in Brownstown, September 11, 1898 to George T. Jaynes, who survives.Besides the husband she is survived by six children, Harry and Jimmy, and Mrs. Agnes Henley and Mrs. Helen Anderson, all of Seymour; Mrs Mary Trapp, Seymour, RR1; Mrs. Myrtle Ballard, Indianapolis; 26 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and on sister, Mrs. Jane McKinney, Neoga, Illinois.. 2. Obituary/Brownstown Banner, Brownstown BannerFuneral services for Mrs. Cora Jaynes, 78, a life-long resident of Jackson County, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Voss Mortuary, with the Elder John H Engleking, pastor of the Glenlawn Pentecostal Assembly, in charge. Burial in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Jaynes died Tuesday night at the home, 309 Hancock Street. Friends may call at the Voss Mortuary.. 3. Obituary, Brownstown Banner. 4. Obituary/Seymour Tribune,Seymour,IN, Seymour Daily Tribune - ObituaryGeorge Jaynes, Aged Seymour Man Succumbs-Rites Held Today Funeral rites were held this afternoon from the Voss Mortuary in Seymour, in charge Rev. Elmore Smith, for George Thomas Jaynes, 81 year old Seymour resident, who died Monday at his home in that city. He had been ill only three days.Burial was in the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery.A native of Washington County, the son of the late William O. and Lorraine Wilcutt Jaynes. The deceased was born October 15, 1869. He was married in Brownstown in 1898 to Cora Hinds, who died in 1948. Mr. Jaynes was employed as a fireman for the Ebner Ice and Cold Storage Company in Seymour for many years.Six children survive. They are Harry Jaynes, James Jaynes, Mrs Agnes Henley, Mrs. Helen Anderson and Mrs Mary Trapp, all residents of Seymour, and Mrs. Myrtle Ballard of Indianapolis.Also surviving are six brother, Joseph Jaynes, Aaron Jaynes and Claude Jaynes of Seymour; Arthur Jaynes of Indianapolis, Luther Jaynes of Connersville and DeWitt Jaynes of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs Lona Loftis of New Castle; nine grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.. 5. Marriage Record Jackson County 1850-1920 Inclusive Vol II Letters O-Z, Marriage Book/Jackson Co, IN. 6. 1880 census, Series: T9 Roll: 184 Page: 550, HINES, GEORGE (1880 U.S. Census)ILLINOIS , CUMBERLAND, NEOGAAge: 47, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T9 Roll: 184 Page: 550. 7. 1880 census, Series: T9 Roll: 184 Page: 550, ILLINOIS , CUMBERLAND, NEOGASeries: T9 Roll: 184 Page: 550. 8. Obituary, Neoga, IL Newspaper, 1949.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Meet Nancy Bearden Beard

This is my great-great-grandmother. I don't have a photo of her. My grandmother, Bizzie, loved her and lived with her for a while during her younger years.

Ancestors of Nancy Elizabeth Bearden


Generation No. 1

Nancy Elizabeth Bearden[1], born 28 Mar 1866 in Etowah County, Alabama; died 28 Sep 1944 in Attalla, Etowah County, Alabama[2]. She was the daughter of Roland Bearden and Lucinda White. She married Charley Beard[3] 16 Apr 1884 in Dekalb County, Alabama[4]. He was born Mar 1866 in Georgia, and died 28 Jun 1902 in Turkeytown, Etowah County, Alabama.

Generation No. 2

Roland Bearden[5], born 1820 in St. Clair County, Alabama; died in . He was the son of James Bearden and Mary Unk. He married Lucinda White 26 May 1841.
Lucinda White[5], born 1828; died in .


Children of Roland Bearden and Lucinda White are:
  1. William M. Bearden
  2. Orval J. Bearden
  3. Lucinda A. Bearden
  4. Mary J. Bearden
  5. Matilda C. Bearden
  6. James M. Bearden
  7. Margaret L. Bearden
  8. Adeline Bearden
  9. John C. Bearden
  10. Frances D. Bearden
  11. Nancy Elizabeth Bearden
  12. Josephine Bearden
  13. Franklin P. Bearden
  14. Fannie E Bearden
Endnotes

1. 1910 Census, 2-B, Cox Beat, Etowah County, AL.
2. Death Certificate, State File #19204, Attalla, Alabama.
3. 1900 Census, 1900 Alabama, Etowah, Hollis, District 155 Barde, C. H. March 1850 age 50 AL AL ALNannie wife March 1866 age 34 married 16 years, has had 7 children, 7 living AL AL ALSallie daughter Apr 1886 age 14 born ALChutly (? no doubt Charly), son, Oct 1888 age 11 ALFrank, son, Jan 1890 age 10, ALMay, daughter, July 1891, age 8, ALMagey, daughter, Feb 1894, age 6, ALJohn, son, May 1896, age 4, ALJoe, son, Sep 1899, age 9 months, AL.
4. Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900, OSPage: 401, QUAY 3.
5. 1870 US Census.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Meet 'Addie' Morgan Brock

This is my great-grandmother. I knew her growing up. She was a tiny little woman always busy. The food was to die for!! Meet "Addie", my Granny Brock!

Ancestors of Jessie Adeline MORGAN

Generation No. 1

Jessie Adeline MORGAN, born 22 Dec 1884 in Monroe, TN; died 23 Jan 1966 in Boaz, Marshall County, Alabama[1]. She was the daughter of Reese Simpson MORGAN and Matilda Marie WHITE. She married Patrick Henry BROCK 05 Feb 1906 in Marshall County, Alabama. He was born 20 Jun 1884 in McMinn Co., TN, and died 24 Feb 1972 in Marshall, Alabama[2]. He was the son of Francis Marion BROCK and Irene Matilda RABURN.


Generation No. 2

Reese Simpson MORGAN, born 25 Dec 1856 in Monroe County, Tennessee; died 10 Jan 1942 in Collinsville, Alabama. He was the son of William M. MORGAN and Sarah Serena TALLENT. He married Matilda Marie WHITE.
Matilda Marie WHITE, born Oct 1854 in TN; died 1925 in Lloyd's Chapel Baptist Church Calhoun County, Alabama. She was the daughter of Tolliver White.


Children of Reese MORGAN and Matilda WHITE are:

  1. Rufus M MORGAN
  2. Minnie Ellen MORGAN
  3. James Frank MORGAN
  4. Jessie Adeline MORGAN
  5. Robert Benjamin MORGAN
  6. Kitty O. MORGAN
  7. Callie Miranda MORGAN
  8. Grace B. MORGAN
  9. Edgar L. MORGAN
  10. Talmidge Digger MORGAN

Endnotes 1. Funeral Tract/AL. 2. Obituary, Boaz, AL - Carr Funeral Home, Carr Funeral HomeBoazBROCK, Pat H., 87, Rt. 1, Boaz, died last night in a Boaz Nursing Home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with burial in Copeland's Bridge Cemetery. Survivors, daughter, Mrs. Irene Smith, Boaz; sons, Rufus Brock, Indiana; Leonard Brock, Boaz; Warner and Paul Brock, both of Arab; Calvin Brock, Houston, Texas; 27 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Jennie Green, Tenn.; brothers, Dewey Brock, Clevelandf, Tenn.; Lawrence Brock, Lake City, Tenn.; Cleveland and Walter Brock, both of Jasper, Tenn.; Andy Brock, Asheville, NC. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Brock was a retired farmer and a Baptist. 3. Obituary, Attalla, Alabama, OBITUARY -- The Gadsden Times, Saturday, September 17, 1949Funeral Services For Attalla WomanMrs. Lummie Morgan, 62, Lester Street, Attalla, died this morning at her residence after an illness of two months.Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Copeland's Bridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Grady Humphries officiating.She was a member of the Church of God, and had been a resident of Etowah County for the past 18 years.She is survived by her husband, J. F. Morgan, Attalla, two sons, Horace Morgan, Attalla, and Alvin Morgan, Centre;one daughter, Mrs. Hobert Chandler, Centre; one sister, Mrs. Lee Wilson, Madisonville, Tenn., and seven grandchildren.Active pallbearers will be Willie Garner, Boby Crumpton, Charlie Matthews, Louie Hathcock, John Leath andBill Chandler.Burial will be in the Copeland's Bridge Cemetery with Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing.- sent to me by Alice Phillips.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Another Visit With Bizzie Beard Brock


This is going to be another visit with my grandmother, 'Grandma Brock', Bizzie Lee [Beard]. I posted a couple of times about her. So in honor of Women's History Month, I will pull them up for you to learn about her again. She was a strong, southern woman and a very good role model for me growing up. I miss her.

Bizzie Lee [Beard] Brock

Bizzie's Quilts

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Meet Agnes Joyce/Joice Hines

I don't have a photo of Agnes. I wish I did. I love to see the faces of my ancestors.
Here is Agnes my great-great-grandmother.

Ancestors of Agnes Joice/Joyce


Generation No. 1

1. Agnes Joice/Joyce[1], born 1832 in Rockingham County, NC; died 1872 in Neoga, Cumberland Co., Illinois. She was the daughter of George Washington Joice/Joyce and Jane Iden. She married George Hines[2] 17 Oct 1852 in Switerland County, Indiana. He was born Jul 1833 in Indiana, and died 1909 in Neoga, Cumberland County, Illinois. He was the son of Cadwell Hines and Susan Angleton.

Generation No. 2

George Washington Joice/Joyce, born 1805 in North Carolina; died Bef. 1870 in Switzerland County, Indiana. He married 3. Jane Iden 22 Dec 1825 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Jane Iden, born 1806 in NC; died in Switzerland County, Indiana.

Children of George Joice/Joyce and Jane Iden are:
  1. Agnes Joice/Joyce
  2. Robert Joice/Joyce
  3. George W. Joice/Joyce
  4. Peter W. Joice/Joyce
  5. Effa Joice/Joyce
  6. Hester Joice/Joyce
  7. Elijah Joice/Joyce
  8. Martha Joice/Joyce
  9. Thomas Joice/Joyce
Endnotes

1. 1880 census, Series: T9 Roll: 184 Page: 550, ILLINOIS , CUMBERLAND, NEOGASeries: T9 Roll: 184 Page: 550.
2. 1880 census, Series: T9 Roll: 184 Page: 550, HINES, GEORGE (1880 U.S. Census)ILLINOIS , CUMBERLAND, NEOGAAge: 47, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T9 Roll: 184 Page: 550.
3. 1880 census, Series: T9 Roll: 313 Page: 32, JOYCE, ROBERT (1880 U.S. Census)INDIANA , SWITZERLAND, CRAIGAge: 50, Race: WHITE, Born: NCSeries: T9 Roll: 313 Page: 32.
4. Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900, County Court Records County Court Records Film reference number: 1310439 - 1310443.
5. Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900, County Court Records Film reference number: 1310439 - 1310443.
6. 1870 census, Series: M593 Roll: 361 Page: 268, JOICE, THOMAS (1870 U.S. Census)INDIANA , SWITZERLAND, CRAIG TWPAge: 20, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: M593 Roll: 361 Page: 268.
7. Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900, County Court Records Film reference number: 1310439 - 1310443.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Meet Myrtle Fanchier Beard

Myrtle was my grandmother, Bizzie Beard's step-mother. She thought of Myrtle as her own mother. Her birth mother died when she was just a baby, so she knew no one else in the role.

Ancestors of Ada Myrtle Fanchier


Generation No. 1

Ada Myrtle Fanchier, born 24 Oct 1888 in Alabama; died 11 Mar 1972 in Alabama. She was the daughter of John F. Fanchier and Georgia Oliver. She married first, . He died Bef. 1911. She married Charles Pinkney Beard[1,2,3] Abt. 1911 in Alabama. He was born 01 Oct 1887 in Georgia or Alabama, and died 19 Aug 1934 in Alabama[4,5]. He was the son of Charley Beard and Nancy Elizabeth Bearden.

Generation No. 2

John F. Fanchier, died in Alabama. He married Georgia Oliver 23 Feb 1879 in Etowah Co. AL.
Georgia Oliver, died in Alabama.


Child of John Fanchier and Georgia Oliver is:
Ada Myrtle Fanchier


Endnotes 1. 1930 Census, Sheet No. 7-B + 8-A, Cox District, Etowah County, AL. 2. 1920 Census, Sheet 17-A, Cox Beat, Etowah County, AL. 3. 1910 Census, 2-B, Cox Beat, Etowah County, AL. 4. Brock Bible, Pinkney Beard died Aug 19, 1934, age 47. 5. Death Certificate, File # 17514, Attalla, Etowah County, AL.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another Visit With Della Alexander Jaynes

I have been posting profiles and small trees of my female ancestors in honor of Woman's History Month.

My grandmother, 'Grandma Jaynes', has been my subject for numerous posts here. She was my first carnival post. So I will only link to the past postings and let you get to know her again.

Favorite Photo - My First Carnival

TwigTale: Della Mae Alexander/Jaynes

This is a post about her greatest sorrow. The loss of her only son.

Donald Eugene Jaynes: A TwigTale

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meet Olive Martin Alexander and Her Family


Olive was my great-grandmother. I knew her well. She was not a terribly friendly woman but she had lost her husband young and had 7 children to raise. She worked her way up at the local shoe factory to a supervisor position. She managed to take care of herself and her children very well. She married a second time, briefly.

Ancestors of Olive Ellen Martin


Generation No. 1

Olive Ellen Martin[1], born 25 Dec 1885 in Jackson County, Indiana; died 21 Jan 1975 in Seymour, Indiana. She was the daughter of Samuel S. Martin and Margaret C Hovis. She married William Hays Alexander[2,3,4]. He was born 11 May 1880 in County, Indiana, and died 10 Oct 1928 in Seymour, Indiana[5]. He was the son of John Alexander and Margaret Amanda Atkins.
*she also married Fred Robertson. He went into a sanitorium with TB and they divorced. She had her (married) name Alexander returned. That was what she wanted on her tombstone.

Generation No. 2

2. Samuel S. Martin[6,7,8], born 14 Feb 1860 in Jackson Co., in; died 18 Jan 1944 in Seymour, Jackson County, in9. He was the son of John Stanley Martin and Mary Ann Allman. He married Margaret C Hovis 1883.
3. Margaret C Hovis[10], born 1867 in Ohio; died 10 Feb 1940 in Paris Crossing, Jennings County, Indiana[11]. She was the daughter of Henry W. Hovis and Elizabeth E. Bohall.

Children of Samuel Martin and Margaret Hovis are:

John A. Martin
Olive Ellen Martin
Roxie Mae Martin[12,13,14]
Stanley Martin[16]
Samuel S. Jr. Martin


Endnotes
1. Obituary, Seymour Tribune, Janurary 22, 1975, Seymour TribuneJanurary 22, 1975Mrs. Alexander Dies, Tires Set Thursday Mrs. Olive L. Alexander, 89, of the Jackson Park Convalescent Center, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Center after an illness of 11 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Voss Chapel with the Rev. W. Robert Lewis, pastor of Central Christian Church officiating. Burial in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Voss Mortuary after 4 pm. today. A lifelong local resident, she was a member of Central Christian Church and was retied from the Schawe-Gerwin Shoe Company. Born Dec. 25, 1885, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Martin. On Dec. 28, 1902, in Seymour, she married William H. Alexander, who died Oct. 8, 1928. Surviving are three children. Mrs. James (Della) Jaynes , of Seymour, Mrs. Eugene (Norma) Wright, of Crothersville, and Mrs. Arthur (Lucille) Gerth, of Seymour; one brother, S.M. Martin, Sr,. of Edwardsport; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by two sons, tow daughters, two brothers and two sisters. 2. 1920 Census Jackson County, Indiana, William 38, Ollie 34, Della M. 15, Gladdes 13, Merrel 10, Lucile 6, Opel 3, William 6/12. 3. 1910 Census Jackson County, Indiana, William Alexander 30, Ollie E 25, Della M. 5, Gladys 3, Meril H 3/12. 4. Obituary, Seymour Tribune, October 10, 1928, Seymour TribuneOctober 10, 1928William Alexander Dies Early MondayHad Been Ill for Past Six MonthsSuffering of Brights DiseaseRITES 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY William Alexander, age 48, of Glenlawn, died at 3 oclock this morning at his home, 704 Euclid avenue, following an illness of six months. Death was caused by Brights disease. Mr. Alexander was born in Jackson county May 11, 1880, and had lived in the county all his life. He was married in 1902 to Miss Ollie Martin, of near Brownstown. He was affiliated with the Seymour order of Redmen and Haymakers. The former will be in charge of the funeral services which will be held at the First Baptist church at 2 oclock Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. A.. Cohn officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery. The body is in state at the Tower funeral parlors where friends may call between 6 and 9 oclock this evening. Besides the widow, Mr. Alexander is survived by seven children, Mrs. Della Jaynes, of Seymour; Mrs. Gladys Mails, of Indianapolis; Merill, Lucille, Opal, William Jr., and Norma, all living at home; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Fish, of Norman Station. 5. Obituary, Seymour Tribune, Seymour Tribune - October 10, 1928, Seymour TribuneOctober 10, 1928William Alexander Dies Early MondayHad Been Ill for Past Six MonthsSuffering of Bright’s DiseaseRITES 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY William Alexander, age 48, of Glenlawn, died at 3 o’clock this morning at his home, 704 Euclid avenue, following an illness of six months. Death was caused by Bright’s disease. Mr. Alexander was born in Jackson county May 11, 1880, and had lived in the county all his life. He was married in 1902 to Miss Ollie Martin, of near Brownstown. He was affiliated with the Seymour order of Redmen and Haymakers. The former will be in charge of the funeral services which will be held at the First Baptist church at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. A.. Cohn officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery. The body is in state at the Tower funeral parlors where friends may call between 6 and 9 o’clock this evening. Besides the widow, Mr. Alexander is survived by seven children, Mrs. Della Jaynes, of Seymour; Mrs. Gladys Mails, of Indianapolis; Merill, Lucille, Opal, William Jr., and Norma, all living at home; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Fish, of Norman Station. 6. 1870 US Census, Series: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 277, SS Martin with Cocherham and Allman (1870 U.S. Census)INDIANASeries: M593 Roll: 326 Page: 277. 7. 1900 US Census, Series: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1, MARTIN, SAMUEL S (1900 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, BROWNSTOWN TWPAge: 40, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1. 8. 1910 US Census, Series: T624 Roll: 359 Page: 150, MARTIN, SAMUEL S (1910 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JENNINGS, SPENCER TWPAge: 50, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T624 Roll: 359 Page: 150. 9. Burkholder Funeral Records, Jackson County INGenWeb Archive, http://files.usgwarchives.org/in/jackson/cemetery/burk_4.txtMartin, Samuel S. 733 Age 83y 11m4d d. Jan. 18 1944 Mother's maiden name Polly Ann Allman. 10. 1900 US Census, Series: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1, MARTIN, SAMUEL S (1900 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, BROWNSTOWN TWPAge: 40, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1. 11. Burkholder Funeral Records, Jackosn Counth INGenWeb Arhchive, http://files.usgwarchives.org/in/jackson/cemetery/burk_4.txtMartin, Maggie 511 Age 73y10m 5d d. Feb. 10 1940 Parents Henry Hovis and Elizabeth BohallBurial Riverview. 12. 1920 US Census, Series: T625 Roll: 439 Page: 95, MANNING, JOHN (1920 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, JACKSON TWPAge: 38, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T625 Roll: 439 Page: 95. 13. 1910 US Census, Series: T624 Roll: 357 Page: 122, MANNING, JOHN (1910 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, 1-WD JACKSONAge: 27, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T624 Roll: 357 Page: 122. 14. 1900 US Census, Series: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1, MARTIN, (1900 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, BROWNSTOWN TWPAge: , Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T623 Roll: 378 Page: 1. 15. Burkholder Funeral Records, Jackson County INGenWeb Archive, http://files.usgwarchives.org/in/jackson/cemetery/burk_4.txtManning, Roxie Mae 2599 Age April29 1888 d. May 5 1963 Parents Samuel Martin and Margaret HovisBurial Riverview Cemetery. 16. 1920 US Census, Series: T625 Roll: 439 Page: 177, MARTIN, STANLEY (1920 U.S. Census)INDIANA , JACKSON, OWEN TWPAge: 22, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: INSeries: T625 Roll: 439 Page: 177.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meet Amanda Atkins Alexander and Family


First, today is my step-fathers birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Frank!

I have a few blanks to fill in here. Reed Atkins wife Polly, for one. I have not found her maiden yet. Amanda and John Alexander are my great-great-grandparents. I do know what they look like. I have a family photo taken about 1875. It is a wonderful treasure!

Ancestors of Margaret Amanda Atkins


Generation No. 1

1. Margaret "Amanda" Atkins[1,2,3], born Jan 1847 in Indiana; died 23 Apr 1914 in Seymour, Jackson Coounty, Indiana. She was the daughter of James Hite Adkins and Margaret H Stillwell. She married first, Jacob Rich 17 Sep 1854 in Jackson County, Indiana. She married John Alexander[5,6,7,8,9], 29 Dec 1861 in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana. He was born 15 Nov 1842 in Indiana, and died 04 Aug 1904 in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana. He was the son of John H. Alexander and Mary Frances Carter, AKA 'Frankie Lucus'.


Generation No. 2

2. James Hite Adkins[10], born Abt. 1815 in Madison County, Alabama; died 1853 in Jackson County, Indiana. He was the son of Reed Atkins[10] and Polly UNK[10]. He married Margaret H Stillwell.
3. Margaret H Stillwell, born 1817 in Alabama; died 15 Aug 1866 in Jackson County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Joseph E Stillwell.

Children of James Adkins and Margaret Stillwell are:
  1. Margaret Amanda Atkins[1,2,3]
  2. Martha Read Atkins
  3. William D. Atkins
  4. Joseph E. Atkins[10]
  5. Charles B. Atkins
  6. Benjamin C. Atkins
  7. Clarissa Adaline Atkins

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Endnotes

1. 1910 Census Jackson County, Indiana, John Alexander 37, Mabel 10, Amanda 63.
2. Obituary, Seymour Tribune, April 23, 1914, Seymour TribuneApril 23, 1914Mrs. Alexander Dead Mr.s Amanda Alexander, aged about sixty-five years, died at 9:30 oclock this morning at the home of her son, William Alexander, North Broadway. She had been ill for some time. She is survived by two daughters and two sons. The remains will be interred at the cemetery at Norman Station but the arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.OBITUARY Mrs. Amanda Alexander was born Jan. 14, 1849, and died April 22, 1914, at the home of her son, Will, at Seymour, aged 65 years, 3 months and 8 days. She leaves to mourn their loss two sons and two daughters, viz: Will, of Seymour; John, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Kate Wildelson, of Bedford, Mrs. Anna Lane, of near Zelma, and a host of friends and relatives. She was a kind and affectionate mother and a faithful neighbor and her smile will not be forgotten by those who knew her. She expressed her willingness to go several times before her death. The remains were brought here, Saturday a.m., and taken to Liberty. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. I.E. Fish after which she was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetery there.
3. Certificate of Death, Book and Page: 2-62, April 23, 1914 at Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana cause of death: Cancer of Liver.
4. Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900, Bk# C Pg# 102DAR00970.
5. 1870 Census Jackson County, Indiana, John H. Alexander 28, Margaret 22, Sarah E 6, Charles E. 4/12.
6. 1880 Census Jackson County, Indiana, John H. Alexander 37, Margret A. 33, Charles E. 9, John E. 7, Anna C. 5.
7. 1900 Census Jackson County, Indiana, John H. Alexander 57, Amanda 53, William H. 20.
8. Marriage, Jackson Co., IN Marriage Page 447.
9. Certificate of Death, Book and Page: H23-10, August 4,1904 at Norman Station, Jackson County, Indianacause of death: Apoplexy.
10. GEDCOM Online, Descendents of John Slavinhttp://www.gencircles.com/users/wolfgang7/27David Lidester .

Monday, March 16, 2009

Brickwalls and Spring

I can't believe it's been over a week since I posted. It's spring in Indiana. I am a sneezing, coughing, eye-watering headache going blindly through the days. I could take a pill but I would be face down on the keyboard, snoring. What to do.......:o)

I am progressing a little on one of my brick walls. The Joyce/Joice family. George Washington Joyce, born about 1805 in North Carolina, married Jane somewhere and sometime, and died before 1870 in Switzerland County, Indiana. That was all I knew at the beginning of last week.

Now:
George Washington Joyce
b: 1805 North Carolina
Married Jane IDEN[born in 1806 in Virginia] on December 22, 1825 in Loudoun County, Virginia.

1850 Switzerland County, IN census has first 2 children born in North Carolina and the rest born in Iowa? How did Iowa get in there?? Anyway the youngest in 1850 was 4 months old. So they had just moved to Indiana if this is right.

In the 1870 census Jane is living with her son Robert and his family.

The marriage was not found by me. I was still looking in North Carolina records. It was found by a good friend and fellow researcher, Norma Scott. She saved me!!!

Pretty good, if a little blurry week.

I love my friends.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Randy's Saturday Night Fun - Episode 1(for me)

Well it is night here. Completely dark. This is my first time doing Randy's Saturday Night Fun over at Genea-Musings. I'm not usually here. But tonight I am and I am playing!

1. When did you start genealogy research? Very late 1970's

2. Why did you start doing research? I started by writing down the stories. I just wanted to write them down so they wouldn't be lost to time for my own children. It just blossomed and grew from there. And grew....and grew....and grew.

3. What was your first big success in research? I found my Alexander family in a book at the library. Thomas was a Revolutionary War veteran. It was very exciting!

4. What is your biggest genealogy regret? That I started to late to interview my gr-grandparents. I had one maternal gr-grandmother that died in 1975 and a paternal gr-grandfather that died in 1972. I could have talked to both them, first hand.

5. What are you best known for in the genealogy world? Best known for? I don't think I am best known for anything. I suppose most people know me for my County GenWeb site? I've barely been blogging for a year. I don't think I rant. Maybe I should find a subject and rant.

6. What is your professional status in genealogy? No status. I wish. Maybe one day I will be certified. (for genealogy, not insanity. I'm already certified in that.) I have been a County Coordinator for several years now. I have some knowledge about my county, how to help and about site design.

7. What is your biggest genealogy achievement? The Jackson County, INGenWeb site. I've built it up from 90 pages to 2,208 pages. I think our "First Family" pages are wonderful. Juggling life, genealogy and quilting isn't easy.

8. What is the most FUN you've had doing genealogy? That would be anytime I get together with other like-minded people to research. I've had a few of those.

9. What is your favorite genealogy how-to book? I don't think I can pick just one. They each have their moment in the sun. I am considering the upgrade to the new Elizabeth Mills "Evidence....".

10. What notable genealogist would you like to meet someday? I have to agree with Randy. Maureen Taylor. She is going to be at the Indiana Historical Society March 10 in Indianapolis and I can't go. I wouldn't want to go alone though.

Surnames/Wrapping Up Celebrate Your Name Week

We've come to the end of "Celebrate Your Name" week and like Craig over at GeneaBlogie . I am going to post my surnames. So to wrap up the week, here goes!

  • ADKINS/ATKINS IN 1842
  • ALEXANDER IN(Jackson/Washington) > PA 1752
  • ALLMAN IN(Jackson) > VA(Grayson) > PA(Fort Bedford) > Germany 1738
  • ANGLETON KY(Boone) 1781
  • BEARD AL(Etowah) > GA? 1840
  • BEARDEN AL(Etowah) > VA(Caroline) 1691
  • BOBMAN PA(York) 1793
  • BOHALL IN(Brown/Jackson) > KY(Meade) > NY 1793
  • BONNER TN(McMinn) > SC 1805
  • BROCK AL > TN(McMinn) > SC 1770
  • BROWN AL 1890
  • CARTER IN about 1820
  • CRAMER/KRAMER PA(York) > Gemany(Wuettemberg) 1696
  • DITTMORE TN(McMinn) > SC(Hamstead) 1780
  • DRAPER IN 1819
  • GALLOWAY SC > NC 1779
  • HEINRICHSON SC(Charleston) > Germany(Lanstadt, Hanover) 1760
  • HINES IN > VA(Sussex/Surry) > Scotland 1670
  • HOGG(/HOKE*mistake) PA(York) > Scotland(Ayrshire) 1725
  • HOVIS IN > OH(Noble) > PA(York) > Germany(Prussia) 1720
  • HUGHART/HUGGART KY 1810
  • JACK TN(McMinn) > VA 1805
  • JANES/JAYNES IN(Jackson) > KY(Metcalf/Barren) 1811
  • JOICE/JOYCE NC(Rockingham) 1805
  • LITTLE VA about 1715
  • MARTIN IN(Jackson) > KY 1806
  • MILSTEAD KY > IN(Brown) 1800
  • MORGAN AL > TN(Monroe) > NC > VA 1774
  • MOSES TN(Monroe) > NC 1747
  • QUEENER TN(McMinn) > SC 1770
  • ROBBINS/ROBINS IN(Washington) > NC 1818
  • RABORN/RABURN AL > TN(Monroe) 1839
  • SCHMIDT PA(York) > GERMANY 1705
  • TALLENT TN(Blount) > NC(Anson) 1690
  • WILCUT/WILLCUT/WILLCUTT IN(Washington) > KY 1815
  • WINSOR KY(Danville) 1805

MOST WANTED:
Father of: David JANES 1811 (Metcalf)KY - ? *I think it is David Janes, Sr. in Adair, Kentucky as per, "History of the Janes-Peek Family (From Grandma's Little Trunk)," 1975 by Dr. Reba Neighbors Collins. I don't believe she found all his children as she listed only 3.

Death County of Beatrice BROWN October 1, 1911 AL

John MARTIN, born in KY about 1835
Private, Jackson County
Jackson County, Indiana Volunteers
10th Cavalry Regiment, Company C
Mustered in December 10, 1863. Mustered out August 31, 1865.
His wife Mary Ann(Polly Ann) Allman remarried. There is no record of John having died or actually returning from war. His regiment was on the Sultana when it went down but he is not listed as having boarded.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Celebrate Your Name Week - What My Name Means

I saw the post, "Celebrate Your Name Week - Where did my Name come from?" on Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings. He took it from another. Seems to be spreading so I thought I'd play too.
It sounds like fun since I already have done a lot of research on my first name. My real first name. My grandmother named me. When I was growing up, the only place I ever saw my given name was at the graveyard. My Grandmother named me for her friend that had died very young. She insisted that it not be shortened but most of the family called me Sheri anyway. Until after she died, I did not shorten it ever. No one ever pronounced it right and I would have to tell them how to pronounce it. To a shy child that was painful, and I was a shy child. I have run across it a couple of times, once in California and once in my dentist office. Well, anyway, my name is Sherida. It is derived from a gaelic word meaning, 'he who is searching' or 'one who seeks'. Is that appropriate or what?? I've always been searching. Unfortunately for everything. Lovely mysteries, spirit, answers (to everything my mind can question), the spooky mysteries and all my family that I can find in my lifetime. I probably need to change my name to whatever means 'one who has found'. That way I can relax more.

Behind the Name said:
SHERIDA was not found in this database.

Is This Your Name said:
Forename:
Origin: Hmmm... Sorry, we don't know.
Meaning:

According to the US Census Bureau°, fewer than 0.001% of US residents have the first name 'Sherida'. The US has around 300 million residents, so we guesstimate there is only 1 American who goes by the name Sherida Bush.

They're wrong. There are 3 of us, I think. Oh yes, I am not a Bush really. When I have the urge and time, at the same moment, I will legally return to my maiden name which means: a badger; in Gaelic or Irish, Cornish British and Welsh. Sooooo. Badger. I'm not really a badger. They are rather bad tempered, aren't they? I am even-tempered and patient. Really.

My middle name means 'meadow'(Old English/my research). I'm not going to talk about it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Same Time Next Year


Today my Dad would have been 78 years old. I usually don't communicate more than I need to on this day every year. It's a day of melancholy that I allow myself to have. I'm not very social or productive in the days leading up to this one day. It is only the third time I've come here without him.
My Dad was the only one that shared my love of family history. He was always interested in what I had found and always asked how things were going. He never stopped me when I would get started on a story. He loved to hear. At least he made me feel like he did.
I miss him in so many ways. I miss him because he was my hero, always there ready to save me, sometimes from myself. He was my champion; stood by me through it all. Always strong; always steady. He was warm and loving; always saw life as an adventure, always looked ahead.
When he took his leave of this life, it was such a shock to all 4 of us. The stroke took him without warning or hesitation. We'd never seen him weakened, nor infirm. He was like his beloved mountain, strong, unshakable and unchanging. We never thought of life without him. He left with a great swiftness that left us all breathless and shocked. Time has forced me to look at it; to be grateful that a man unable to sit down for more than 15 minutes at a time and could never tolerate the slow, painful path that age forces many to take, simply sat down in his chair and left after a busy morning in his garden. There is a terrible gratitude inside me that he never knew suffering or infirmity. But he is loved and missed so.
Though my mood is pensive and my thoughts so far away I know with certainty that the sun will again rise and a new day be born. This year it feels different. Just as painful. But this time it feels like life is a tiny crocus forcing it's way through half-frozen earth and snow; upwards to open itself and blaze color in a cold, sleeping world, paying homage to the sun; heralding in a new, joyful cycle of growth and warmth, once again a chance to begin anew.
So, when this day comes to a close I will get up and begin the process of catching up on tasks I put aside so that I could mourn. And I will catch up; life will go on. I will try to get the memories out of my heart and onto paper so that all those unknown and yet to be descendants will have a sense of who he was.
Rufus L. Brock
March 2, 1931 - June 14, 2006

And so it goes. I'll be here, same time next year.

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