Friday, April 26, 2019

Tripping Over My Ancestors One By One Post 3 # 10 Arthur R Hall 1863 - 1919

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks which she started in 2014.  I have participated off and on with different theme posts. 



I have decided to start with biographies of my ancestors starting with my great grandparents using the ahnentafel order. 

By doing this it should help me get to know each of my ancestors better.  I will be adding the 
information to my Rootsmagic 7 which I recently purchased and work at adding content there and getting to understand the program.  This also will be a great way to eventually share this information with my family members. I have images of many of my sources but have not included due to length of post. I have or will share some of these in other weekly theme posts.

Arthur R Hall is #10 on my Ancestor Name List  and is my great grandfather I am descended through 

* his daughter #5 Alta Louisa Hall  (1892 1944)
* his son #2 Arthur Ray Zion (1921-2008)
* me #1 Grace Zion Johnson (1948- still walking

Name Arthur Ray Hall 
Sex Male

Father George Wilbur Hall (1832 - 1892) 
Mother  Louisa Maria Reynolds (1832- 1899)


Individual Facts 
Born 19th of September 1863 Evansville, Rock County , Wisconsin 
Death 8th of July 1919 Craig, Moffat, Colorado


Census 1 1870 (age 7) Living Evansville Union Township , Wisconsin
Census 1 1880 age (17), Union, Rock Wisconsin
Census 1 1900  (age 37) Stanton Township, Fillmore, Nebraska
Census 1 1910 (age 47) Taylor Loup, Nebraska
Death 8 July 1919 (age 55) Craig, Moffat, Colorado
Burial  July 1919 Crawford, Dawes Co Nebraska

Marriage/ Children
Mabel Jane Coleman (1872 - 1946
28th of August 1891 Denver Colorado 

Children 
Alta Louisa Hall (1892 - 1944)
Mae Belle Hall  (1895 - 1978)
Pearl Myrtle Hall (1901-1967)

1870 Census  Arthur is living with his father, mother, sister Florence and brothers Marcus and

George

1880 Census Arthur is listed as Austin he is living with his parents and siblings. A new child has joined the family named Agnes

1900 Census Arthur is married and occupation listed as farmer. He is living with wife Mabel and daughters Alta and May Belle

1910 Census Arthur is married and listed as a farmer . Living in the home is wife Mabel and daughters Alta ,Mae Belle and Pearl.

In 1884 he graduated from the seminary. I do not know if he ever was a minister.

Died in 1919 in Colorado while visiting his daughter Alta.








Friday, April 5, 2019

Tripping Over My Ancestors One By One Post 2 #9 Rachel Ann Millsap 1863 - 1945

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks which she started in 2014.  I have participated off and on with different theme posts.  

I have decided to start with biographies of my ancestors starting with my great grandparents using the ahnentafel order. 

By doing this it should help me get to know each of my ancestors better.  I will be adding the 
information to my Rootsmagic 7 which I recently purchased and work at adding content there and getting to understand the program.  This also will be a great way to eventually share this information with my family members. I have images of many of my sources but have not included due to length of post. I have or will share some of these in other weekly theme posts.

I am missing the birth certificate

Rachel Ann Millsap is #9 on my Ancestor Name List  and is my great grandmother.  I am descended through 

* her son #4 Perry Glenn Zion  (1886-1958)
* his son #2 Arthur Ray Zion (1921-2008)
* me #1 Grace Zion Johnson (1948- still walking

Name Rachel Ann Millsap (1)
Sex    Female
Father Flavious Armenious Millsap  1832-1910)
Mother Anna Woodmansee  (1841 - 1904)

Individual Facts 
Born 19th of April 1863 Mount Ayr, Ringgold , Iowa 
Death 13th of May 1945 Spanaway, Pierce, Washington

Census 1 1870 (age 7) Living near is Woodmansee and Millsap families
Census 1 1880 age (17), Bates, Missouri, United States
Census 1 1885  age (22)   Bloomington, Decatur
Census 1 1895  (age 32) Bowell, Decatur, Iowa
Census 1 1900 June 1900 (age 37) Ringgold, Washington, Iowa
Census 1 1905 June 1905 (age 43) Elcker, Beltrami, Minnesota
Census 1 1910 May 1910 (age 47) Sargent, Custer, Nebraska
Census 1 1920 January 1920 (age 57) Lay, Moffitt, Colorado
Death 13 May 1935 (age 82) Spanaway, Pierce, Washington
Burial May 1935 (age 82) Craig, Moffitt, Colorado 

Marriage/ Children
Jonathan Adam Zion  (1861 - 1927)
11 February 1886 (24) Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa
Children
Perry Glenn (1886 - 1958)
Norton (1889 - 1957)
Mary E ( 1891 - 1977)
Anna Gertrude ( 1893 -1972)
Bessie P (1898 - 1963)

Names Used Rachel A Millsap, Rachel A Zion  Rachel Ann 

Sources with Research Notes

1. Census giving age of birth

 I am missing birth certificate 

Born 19th of April 1863 Mount Ayr, Ringgold , Iowa to Flavious Armenious Millsap and Anna
Woodmansee.

2. Iowa 1870 United States Federal Census digital images Ancestry.com Provo UT USA                       Washington DC National Archives Washington DC Minnesota Census Schedule for 1870
     Dwelling #89  Decatur, Iowa

Household Includes
Armenious Millsap
Ann Millsap
Billey MIllsap ( Armenious father)
Rachel A Millsap
Mary E Millsap
George E Millsap
James F Millsap

3  Iowa 1880 United States Federal Census digital images Ancestry.com  Family History Film               Boones , Bates, Missouri
   Household Included

     F A Millsap
    Ann Millsap
    Mary
    George
    James
     Armenious
     John
     Susan
     Ula


 Census 1885 Bloomington, Decatur, IA 
 

. 1900 Iowa State Census Place Washington, Ringgold Iowa Roll T623 457 page 3b
     
     Adam Zion Household Includes

       Adam Zion
       Rachel Zion
       Perry Zion
       Norton Zion
       Ettie Zion
       Gertrude Zion
       Bessie Zion


  1910 Nebraska State Census Sargent, Custer, Nebraska Roll T624 841 page 9B
       Ancestry.com  Census date 23 and 24 of May

      Adam Zion household includes

      Adam Zion age 48 Male Head Iowa farmer renting can read and write married 24 years speaks            English
      Rachel Zion age 48 female Wife Iowa keeps house can read and write speaks English
      Perry Zion age 23 male son Kansas helping on farm can read and write speaks English
      Norton Zion age 21 male son Iowa helping on farm can read and write speaks English
      Ettie Zion age 18 female daughter Iowa none can read and write English has not gone to                        school since September 1st
      Gertrude Zion age 16 female daughter Iowa none can read and write English has not gone to                 school since September 1st
      Bessie Zion age 11 female daughter Iowa none can read and write English  Has not gone to s               school since September 1st

, Census 1 1920 January 1920 Lay, Moffitt, Colorado  Roll T625 167 page 2B

      Adam Zion household includes
      Adam Zion 58 years male Iowa farmer can read and write
      Rachel Ann Zion 57 years female Iowa can read and write

April 7 1927 husband Adam Zion passes away

Census 1 1930 Lay, Moffit , Colorado

Rachel is listed as head of household and 67 years ago.
Living with her is Aubert Ridgeway a roomer who is single 40 year old male listed as working odd job labor

Death 13 May 1945 Spanaway Pierce Washington


17. Burial  Craig, Moffitt, Colorado
      Craig Cemetery in Craig Colorado
      Head Stone


18. Find A Grave data base and images 



Friday, March 22, 2019

Tripping Over My Ancestors One By One Week 1 #8 Jonathan Adam Zion 1861 - 1927

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks which she started in 2014.  I have participated off and on with different theme posts.  

I have decided to start with biographies of my ancestors starting with my great grandparents using the ahnentafel order. 

By doing this it should help me get to know each of my ancestors better.  I will be adding the 
information to my Rootsmagic 7 which I recently purchased and work at adding content there and getting to understand the program.  This also will be a great way to eventually share this information with my family members. I have images of many of my sources but have not included due to length of post. I have or will share some of these in other weekly theme posts.

I am missing the birth certificate

Jonathan Adam Zion is #8 on my Ancestor Name List  and is my great grandfather.  I am descended through 

* his son #4 Perry Glenn Zion  (1886-1958)
* his son #2 Arthur Ray Zion (1921-2008)
* me #1 Grace Zion Johnson (1948- still walking

Name Jonathan Adam Zion (1)
Sex    Male
Father John Henderson Zion (1831-1920)
Mother Mary M Cassell (1834- 1919)

Individual Facts
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Birth  29 Sept 1861 Decatur City, Decatur, Iowa, USA (1)

Census 1 1870 Aug 1870 (age 8) Bloomington, Decatur, Iowa (2)
Occupation 1 1876 (age 15) Left family farm to become a blacksmith apprentice (3)
Census 1 1880  July 1889 (age 18) Bloomington, Decatur, Iowa  (4)
Occupation 1 1880 (age 18) after 4 years as an apprentice he becomes a blacksmith as his trade (5)
Census 1 1885  (age 23) Bloomington, Decatur, Iowa (6)
Occupation 1 1885 Blacksmith Bloomington, Decatur, Iowa (7)
Census 1 1900 June 1900 (age 38) Ringgold, Washington, Iowa (8)
Occupation 1 June 1900 Blacksmith Ringgold, Washington, Iowa (9)
Census 1 1905 June 1905 (age 43) Elcker, Beltrami, Minnesota (10)
Occupation 1 June 1905 (age 43) Farmer Elcker, Beltrami, Minnesota (11)
Census 1 1910 May 1910 (age 48) Sargent, Custer, Nebraska (12)
Occupation 1 May 1910 (48) Farmer Sargent, Custer, Nebraska (13)
Census 1 1920 January 1920 (age 58) Lay, Moffitt, Colorado (14)
Occupation 1 January 1920 (age 58) Farmer Lay, Moffitt, Colorado(15)
Death  07 April 1927 (age 65) Craig, Moffitt, Colorado  (16)
Burial  April 1927 (age 65) Craig, Moffitt, Colorado (17 18 )


Marriage/ Children
Rachel Ann Millsap (1863 - 1945)
11 February 1886 (24) Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa
Children
Perry Glenn (1886 - 1958)
Norton (1889 - 1957)
Mary E ( 1891 - 1977)
Anna Gertrude ( 1893 -1972)
Bessie P (1898 - 1963)

Names used Jonathan Adam Zion , Adam Zion

Sources with Research Notes

1. Census giving age of birth
 
 I am missing birth certificate 

.Jonathan Adam Zion was born 29th of Sept 1861 in Decatur City, Decatur, Iowa  to John Henderson and Mary M ( Cassell) Zion

2. Iowa 1870 United States Federal Census digital images Ancestry.com Provo UT USA                       Washington DC National Archives Washington DC Minnesota Census Schedule for 1870
     Dwelling #11 Family  #11

    John Henderson Zion household included

    John H Zion age 40 male born Indiana  Farmer
    Mary M Zion age 32 female born Iowa Keeps House
    Mary E Zion age 16 female born Iowa Keeps House
    William McC age 13 male born Missouri
    Jonathan A age 8 male born Iowa
    Anna E age 1 female born Iowa

3. Family history states that Jonathan Adam left the family farm age age 15 to become an apprentice      for blacksmith

4  Iowa 1880 United States Federal Census digital images Ancestry.com  Family History Film                Bloomington, Decatur, Iowa Page 42 , Dwelling 319 Family 333

     John Henderson Zion household included

     John H Zion age 48 male farmer Indiana
     Mary Ann Zion age 42 female keeps house Illinois
     William M Zion age 22 male helps on farm Missouri
     J A Zion age 18 male helps on farm Iowa
     Annie E G Zion age 11 female at home Iowa

5. Occupation Finished his apprentice and became a black smith

6. Census 1885 Iowa State Census Ancestry Record , Family History Film 1021460 vol 174
    Township 68 Dwelling 7 Family 8
   
     Adam Zion household
   
     Adam Zion age 18 male blacksmith  Iowa ( living next door to father, mother 16 year old sister
     Anna G Zion
   
7. Occupation 1 1885 Blacksmith Bloomington, Decatur, Iowa
 
8. 1900 Iowa State Census Place Washington, Ringgold Iowa Roll T623 457 page 3b
        District 114
     Ancestry.com

        Adam Zion household includes
 
        Adam Zion age 38 male Iowa blacksmith
        Rachel Zion age 38 female Iowa
        Perry B Zion age 13 male Kansas at school
        Norton Zion age 11 male Iowa at school
        Mary E Zion age 8 female Iowa at school
        Irma G Zion age 6 female Iowa at school
        Bessie P Zion age 2 female Iowa

 9,  Occupation 1900  (age 38) Blacksmith Washington Ringgold, Iowa

10.  Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses 1849 - 1905
       29 June 1905 Elcker, Beltrami, Minnesota

       Adam Zion Household Includes

       Adam Zion
       Rachel Zion
       Perry Zion
       Norton Zion
       Ettie Zion
       Gertrude Zion
       Bessie Zion

11. Occupation 1 June 1905 (age 43) Farmer Elcker, Beltrami, Minnesota


 12. 1910 Nebraska State Census Sargent, Custer, Nebraska Roll T624 841 page 9B
       Ancestry.com  Census date 23 and 24 of May

      Adam Zion household includes
 
      Adam Zion age 48 Male Head Iowa farmer renting can read and write married 24 years speaks            English
      Rachel Zion age 48 female Wife Iowa keeps house can read and write speaks English
      Perry Zion age 23 male son Kansas helping on farm can read and write speaks English
      Norton Zion age 21 male son Iowa helping on farm can read and write speaks English
      Ettie Zion age 18 female daughter Iowa none can read and write English has not gone to school          since September 1st
      Gertrude Zion age 16 female daughter Iowa none can read and write English has not gone to                 school since September 1st
      Bessie Zion age 11 female daughter Iowa none can read and write English  Has not gone to s               school since September 1st

13. Occupation 1 May 1910 (48) Farmer Sargent, Custer, Nebraska

14, Census 1 1920 January 1920 Lay, Moffitt, Colorado  Roll T625 167 page 2B

      Adam Zion household includes
      Adam Zion 58 years male Iowa farmer can read and write
      Rachel Ann Zion 57 years female Iowa can read and write


15. Occupation 1 January 1920 (age 58) Farmer Lay, Moffitt, Colorado

16. Death  07 April 1927 (age 65) Craig, Moffitt, Colorado.

      need death certificate

17. Burial  April 1927 (age 65) Craig, Moffitt, Colorado
      Craig Cemetery in Craig Colorado
      Head Stone


18. Find A Grave data base and images 

Memories passed down from members of the family that knew him. We are told he like to chew tobacco and raised sheep.  One time he turned his back on the big Ram and got butted.  He was a large man around the waist.  His grandson Joe Zion tells of trying to put on his pants and he could of gotten them around his waist twice.  Adam's health began to deteriorate due the hard work of being a blacksmith and he retired to the farm. He developed the family brand in 1907 and this branding iron is still used by family on their cattle.  It is a Z with quarter circle under the Z. 
About 1926 Adam went to Denver to  see the doctors about his cancer.  He was unable to work after this and spent time with his family













Thursday, March 21, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday Marriage Records of Epherine Philo and Ephraim Lockwood 1866

Katherine Philo in the North American Family Histories 1500 - 2000 

Katherine Philo ( Katherine Fillow )
Female
Birth Date 18 Feb 1831
First Marriage Date 12 April 1866
Father Aaron Fillow
Mother Elizabeth Hough
Spouse Ephraim Lockwood
Child Gertrude May Lockwood 

Source Book title The Fillow, Philo and Phileo Genealogy a record of descendants of John Fillow a Huguenott 
Source Ancestry. com Family Histories 1500 - 2000 data base on line



Ephraim Lockwood is my 4th great uncle , his brother Hiram E Lockwood is my 3rd great grandfather . Hiram married Emma Moser Mosier my 3rd great grandmother

Hiram is the son of John Lockwood  and Anna Sturges also known as Mary Polly 
Hiram son John Lockwood and Betsey Eddington are my great great grandparents
Their daughter Carrie Betsey Lockwood married William Albert Day and are my great grandparents
Their Son William H Day married Grace Esler ( Daly)  and they are my grandparents
Their daughter Muriel Joyce Day is my mother , She married Arthur Ray Zion my father. 
and then there is me Grace



Webinar Relationship Paths An Inside Look At The Theory Of Family Relativity by Ran Snir

Yesterday I watched a Family Tree Webinar this was quite interesting
https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1051

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

OBITUARY Rachel Millsap Zion Dies on Mother's Day 1862 - 1945

Obituary Rachel Millsap Zion Adding another obituary to my files




     Mrs Rachel Ann Zion, 83 of Chehalis died Sunday morning of a heart attack while spending mother's day with her son Norton Zion of R 1 Box 224 Spanaway.
     Mrs Zion was the first of an Iowa family of 10 children to die.  She was a member of the Christian Church of Craig Colorado and had resided in Washington state for 14 years. Funeral services were to be held Monday at 3 pm at Tuell's Chapel, the Rev Merlin Hill officiating.  The body will be sent to  Craig Colorado for burial.
      Besides her son of Spanaway Mrs Zion is survived by another son Perry G Zion of Winlock Washington ; three daughters Mrs Etta Exley of  Chelhais, Mrs Gertrude Seick  Tacoma, and Mrs Betsy Waters of Palisade , Colorado; five brothers George Millsap Kellogg, Idaho, Frank and Arthur of Syracuse, Kansas, John and Carl of Manter Kansas;   four sisters Mrs Mary Ferguson Bend, Oregon,  Mrs Susie Pfister Pawnee Rock Kansas, Eula Johnson Spokane and Ora Browers Missouri; 29 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Obituary Adam Zion 1861 - 1927

While searching Ancestry this morning I found the obituary of my great grandfather Adam.




Craig Empire Courier - April 13, 1927
"Adam Zion, 66 succumbs to long illness"
Adam Zion, one of Moffat county’s best citizens and a true Christian gentleman, died Thursday at the home of his daughter in Rosedale, after a long illness with cancer. His passing is mourned by a host of friends, who loved him for his accomplishments. Adam Zion was born In Decatur, la., September 26, 1861. He resided with his parents on a farm near Decatur until he was 16 years old, when he became a blacksmith’s apprentice. After four years as an apprentice he became a tradesman and was a blacksmith until forced by ill health to retire to a farm. He moved from Sargent, Neb,, to Moffat county in 1916. In partnership with his two sons he developed a large and profitable farm on the North fork of Big gulch. He united with the Christian church 30 years ago and stood firm in his beliefs throughout life. He was married in 1886 to Miss Rachel 'Milsap of Lamonl, la., who survives him. Their five children. Perry and Norton Zion of Craig, Mrs. O. M. Exley of Sargent. Nebr., and Mrs. M. A. Seick and Mrs. Floyd Sillivan of Craig, survive him. Funeral services were held in Craig Sunday.

Tripping Over My Ancestors One By One Post 3 # 10 Arthur R Hall 1863 - 1919

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks which she started in 2...