Popular Posts

52 Weeks Of Personal Genealogy History

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Surname Saturday Lovejoy Family From England to Colonial New England

Today I am continuing with my Surname Saturday postings with my ancestor Lovejoy family name and my 10th great grandfather Rowland Lovejoy of England

I'm following my ahnentafel report for this post while I count down my Ancestral name line

1.  Grace 1948

2.  Arthur Zion 1921 2008
3.  Muriel Zion 1922 1998

4. Perry Zion 1886 1958
5.  Alta Hall 1892 1944

10. Arthur Hall 1863 1919
11. Mabel Jane Coleman 1872 1946

20. George W Hall 1832 1892
21. Louisa Reynolds 1832 1899

40. John Jr Hall 1802 1832
41. Sally Grimes 1800 1873

82. Nathan Grimes 1772 1856
83. Hepsibeth Lovejoy 1774 or 1778 1813

166. John Lovejoy
167. Gallup Smith
        Children of John and Gallup
        1. Samuel 1773 1858
        2. Hepsibeth 1774 1813 m Nathan Grimes
        3. Sarah 1776 1821
        4. Jonathan 1778 1843
        5 Mary 1779 1805
        6. John 1781 1838
        7 Enos 1783 1805
        8. Oliver 1784 1855
        9. Rebecca 1786 1857
        10. Selah 1788 1862
        11. Henry 1791 1872
        12. Ethan 1795
        13. Luther 1796 1870

332. John Deacon Lovejoy 1719 1795
333. Sarah Pierce 1731
        Children of John and Sarah
        1.John 1749 1835
        2. Sarah Pierce 1752 - 1831
        3. Jonathan 1757 1775
        4. Susannah 1759
        5. Prudence
        6. Oliver
        7. Esther
        8. Asa
        9. Benjamin
       10. John B

664. Benjamin Lovejoy 1690
665. Susanna Corneille 1697
        Children of Benjamin and Susanna
        1. Benjamin 1718 1776
        2. John Deacon
        3. Joshua
        4. Abigail
        5. Peter
        6. Joseph
        7. Obadiah
        8. Abijah
        9. Peter Corneille

1328. Joseph Lovejoy 1662 /1663 1737
1329. Sarah Pritchard 1662 1739  
        Children of Joseph and Sarah
        1.Sarah 1686 1725
        2. Benjamin  
        3. Hannah
        4. Joseph    

2656. John Lovejoy 1622 1690  Immigrated from England
2657/ Mary Osgood  1663 1675  Immigrated from England
         Children of John and Mary
          1. Mary b 11 Apr 1652 d Jun 1677 in Andover m Joseph Wilson a cooper
          2. Sarah b 11 Apr 1654 d 22 Feb 1702 in Andover m Sergeant William Johnson
          3. John b 9 Feb 1655 d 14 Jul 1680 in Andover m Naomi Hoyt
          4. William b 21 Apr 1656 or 1657 d 9th of Jul 1748 m Mary Farnum
          5.Ann b 21 Dec 1659 d 29 Feb 1724 m John Blanchard
          6. Christopher b 1 Mar 1661/62 d 17 Mar 1736/7 m Sarah Russe
          7. Joseph b 8 Feb 1662/3 d 5 Jun 1737 m Sarah Pritchard
          8. Benjamin b 4 Dec 1664 d 1689 as a soldier at Permaquid Maine in the Indian War
          9. Nathaniel b 29 May 1667 d Mar 1752 m Dorothy Hoyt
          10. Abigail b 20 Aug 1669 d 2 May 1747 m Deacon Nehemiah Abbot
          11. Deborah b 4 Nov 1671 m John Bailey
          12. Ebenezer b 22 Jan 1673 d 15 May 1760 m Mary Foster

5313. Rowland Lovejoy England
5314. Elizabeth Neal / Neale

Friday, October 14, 2016

So many Ancestors So Little Time To Research Tonight The Coleman Family

I find my days filled with every day chores, appointments and time with family and friends.

But on mind during the day at least time is a deceased ancestor and wanting to learn

more about them and their time on earth.

Tonight I decided  to pull out my Coleman family note book to see what I have and what is missing.

So much is missing is information on the siblings of my family line.

Tonight I searched ancestry for hints on Elic Chalker Jr Coleman 1843 -1924 my 3rd great uncle.

I checked and approved the hints, then printed out Life Story summary and fact sheet.

On my to do list is to go to office store and buy more ink and dividers for my notebooks.

One thing I knew but was reminded of tonight is that my Elic Jr was in the Civil War.

Many of my ancestors fought in all wars including that war.

On my to do list is to note each of my ancestors who fought in the Civil War and

 what division they were in.

I will probably find that some fought on both sides of the war.

So many questions so little time.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday George Day 1869 to 1928 Murder ? Duluth Minnesota

For this weeks Tombstone Tuesday  I am going to share the tombstone of my great uncle George Day brother of great grandpa William Albert Day.

George died by a gunshot.  Was it murder or suicide?  I have visited the library in Duluth Minnesota and read some of the newspaper articles.  They started out as murder while he was working as a security guard at the docks.  Later article hinted at suicide.

I have not found any other articles in Duluth and I should search old newspapers in St Paul to see if they wrote anything else.

George is buried in Mora Minnesota next to wife Selma.  Death Certificate states cause of death Homicide Gun shot to the head.

To read my past posts of George click on the link. There are several postings and I find his death a mystery and tragic.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Amanuensis Monday William Gallaher Death Drowning 1911 Said To Be Accidental

River Claims Sixth Victim
Body of William Gallaher Found in Running Slough, Death Said to be Accidental

1911 Drownings
Monday, April 10, Lloyal Smith, Dresbach, Minn
Sunday June 4, William Hagenbarth, Running Sloth
Sunday June 11, Peter Schuh, West Channel
Thursday July 13, Edwin Esterie ,Black River
Sunday July 23 , F A Wenzel , Dakota , Minn
Friday Aug 4, William Gallaher , Running Slough

 This is an earlier picture of William and his sisters Bridget and Katherine

   William Gallaher, age 39, was drowned in Running Slough yesterday afternoon at about 2:30 oclock, his body being found in the water about 15 feet from the shore after he had been missed for some time and a search was started.  Death is believed to be accidental.
   Mr. Gallaher went to the farm of his brother in law, Jacob Mickschl located in the bottom lands about a mile and a half west of Henry Murth's place on the Mormon Coulee road, yesterday afternoon to assist haying and it is thought he went wading to cool off when he either steeped into a hole or was overcome from the shock of the cold water.
   During the afternoon Mr Gallaher was working with Fred Kaser who went in search of a scythe to cut some hay which could not be reached with the mower. When Mr Kaser returned, Mr Gallaher was not there so the former asked Mr Michachl if he had seen him.  He had not, but was thought as Mr Gallaher had not been feeling well that he had gone to the house where he had been living.
   When he could not be located a search was started and after a while the body was seen in the water about 15 feet from the shore. Fessler and Dahl were notified and the body taken to their establishment and Corner Kleebar decided that it was not necessary to hold an inquest.
   Mr Gallaher was born on December 151871 in Chipmunk Coulee, Vernon County, and had lived there all his life.
   The funeral will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon and interment will take place in the Catholic Cemetery beside his parents.
   Surviving Mr Gallaher are three sisters, Mrs Jacob Mickschl at whose home he lived , Miss Mary Gallaher of La Crosse and Mrs. Appleton Esler of  Mora, Minn.

Side not to this article I recently visited the cemetery and think that he is not buried next to his parents.
Cemetery records have his parents in the Old section and he is in a different area.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Surname Saturday Merrill Family Colonial New England

Surname Saturday Merrill Family
I'm following my ahnentafel report for my Surname Saturday posts. I am at my Merrill family name which is a new family to me and an 8th grandfather

1. Grace Zion
2. Arthur Zion
3. Muriel Day
4. Perry Zion
5. Alta  Hall 1892 - 1944.
10.Arthur Reynolds Hall 1863 -1919
20. George  Wilbur Hall 1832 - 1892.
21. Louisa Maria Reynolds 1922 - 1899
40. John Hall Jr 1802 - 1838.
41. Sally Grimes 1800-1873
80. John 1767 - 1842
81. Elizabeth Merrill
162. Jesse Merrill 1738 –1816
163. Phebe Pearl
Jesse and Pearl had 9 children
Timothy b 1764 lived in Salem New Hampshire,
 Richard b 1766 married Abigail Hall
Stephen b 1766 d 1768
Phebe b 1770 d 1772
Phebe b1772 d 1778
Elizabeth b 1774 m John Hall 10 children
Jesse b 1777 d 1778
Dorcas b 1780 m John Gage 7 children
Abigail b 1782 d 1784
324. Stephen Merrill
648. Nathaniel Merrill
1296. Nathaniel Merrill

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time Line Thursday Patrick Gallagher Gallaher Update


Time line on PATRICK GALLAHER / GALLAGHER what do I know so far?

I also at this time looking at Patrick's neighbors on the census.  Click here to see the first posting on that challenge. 

I first posted this in 2012.  This is a hard ancestor for me to find information on.  Below you can see what I posted 4 years ago

Today Time Line for Patrick Gallagher

born about 1830 County Cork Ireland
1850 census has a Patrick Gallagher still do not know if my ancestor
14 November 1851 has a Patrick Gallagher arriving so are either one of these my Patrick
1860 census has a Patrick living in New York He is living with a Joanna so I feel he is my ancestor.
15 April 1866 daughter Mary e born Hamburg, Vernon Wisconsin
12 Mar 1868 daughter Bridget is born Hamburg, Vernon Wisconsin
15 December 1869 son William is born Chipmunk Coulee, Vernon Wisconsin
1870 census has Patrick 40 years living with wife , daughter Mary 4, Bridget age 2 and son William 7 months. Real Estate value $1100 and personal property $600 . Patrick is a farmer
10 May 1874 daughter Catherine ( my great grandmother) born La Crosse County , Wisconsin
1880 census Hamburgh , Vernon county, Wisconsin living with wife and children. Census states both he and Catherine can not read or write
1895 Bergen, Vernon, Wisconsin living with wife Joanna , daughter Mary and son Patrick
03 Jan 1898 Death La Crosse Wisconsin 
buried in LaCrosse Wisconsin Catholic cemetery 
Probate 2 May 1899 Vernon, Wisconsin 

Posted in 2012
Between 1830 and 1838 born in Ireland parents unknown at this time. 
The 1870 census has him 32 years old while the 1880 census has him at 50 years old. 
Same family members listed so is the same family.
abt 1850 or so arrived in the United States. Would think he arrived through New York. Would be about 20 years when he arrived if this is true. This is when most of the Irish came to the United States. Most arrived between 1849 and 1851.
1866 April daughter Mary born
abt 1868 12 of March daughter Bridget born. Do not have exact dates of birth
abt 1869 December 15th son William born. Do not have exact dates of birth
1870 living in Hamburg, Vernon county, Wisconsin with wife Joanna and daughter Mary age 4, daughter Bridget age 2 and son William age 7 months. Census reports that all children were born in Wisconsin. Mary was born April of 1866 so were in Wisconsin as of this time. Real Estate property is listed at value of $1100 and personal property at $600. Patrick is listed as a farmer. 
1880 living in Hamburg still living in the home is daughter Mary age 14, daughter Bridget age 12, son William age 10 and Kathreen age 7. This is my great grandmother. Patrick is listed as a farmer. 
1895 living in Bergen, Vernon, Wisconsin. Living in the home is 2 males and 2 females. 2 are foreign born and 2 are US born. This would be Patrick, wife Joanna, daughter Mary who would be about 29 years old and son William who would be about 26 years old. Neither ever married.
1898 3rd of January Patrick passed away in LaCrosse County Wisconsin about 60 years old. Wife Joanna lived until 12 of July 1902

the 1870 census has her at 30 years old and born about 1840 while the 1880 census has her at 47 years and born about 1833. The 1900 census has her born Aug 1833 and age 66. She is widowed and mother of 5 children with 4 children living. Living with her is Mary and William. All 5 children are living at this time so not sure why it says only 4 are living. Is this an error or does this mean she has disowned one of the children. If she did consider one of her children dead it would of been my great grandmother Katherine. 
Son William does not pass away till 1912 and Joanna dies on the 12 of July 1902. This is a mystery to me. 

To do list on both Patrick and Joanna
death certificate for Patrick 
death certificate for wife Joanna
Where are Patrick and Joanna buried?
 I know that son William buried the Catholic Cemetery in LaCrosse Wisconsin. Daughter Bridget and Bridget's husband buried there also. Location of Cemetery is 519 Losey Blvd South LaCrosse Wisconsin
When did Patrick come to the US and who with
When did Joanna come to the US and who with

Not proven as of yet
1860 census Annsville, Oneida, New York there is listed 
Patrick Gallagher 30 years old making his year of birth about 1830
Joanna Gallagher 26 years old making her year of birth about 1834
this very well could be my great great grandparents. 

There was a Joanna Riordan who arrived New York 15th of October 1851 on the ship Lockwood. They have her age 18 coming from Cork. This would be about the right age for my Joanna.  Also listed is a Marlin Riordan age 35 years old. Very well and probably is a relative

I know more than I did in 2012 but still have lots of questions.  Still have not traveled to La Crosse Wisconsin.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Who Were Their Neighbors Series Gallagher Gallaher Family Episode 1

Smoky Mountain Family Historian posted yesterday that she is starting a new series of looking

at her ancestors neighbors in the census.

Many genealogy speakers suggest to look at neighbors in a census 10 before and 10 after.

Others suggest to go 20 each side.

I will work on this same project but where to start.  I have three sets of ancestors that I know so little

about.  My maternal grandmother's mother and father.

All I know about grandmother's  father is his name.  I have searched his name in the census and may

 have an idea of who he is but not is parents or siblings at this time.  Once I find out who he may be a

DNA would be the next step if I found a descendant of his.

My grandmother's mother's family came from Ireland and do not know their siblings.

What I do have is family photo albums with some names.  Maybe I can link these names to my great

great grandmother Johanna Riordan and great great grandfather Patrick Gallagher.

I am starting with the Gallagher and the Riordan Family.  I plan to start 1870 census.

I checked the census 20 families either side and no one from Ireland. Majority were from Prussia.

No one with the name Gallagher, Riordan or Daly which are my names to search.

Next I went to family album and found photos Daniel Riordan and family,  Ann Riordan

and ? Perry Riordan.. Not sure what the first name is at this time.

I will spend more time searching these names in future census plus seeing if I can find any other

names in photo albums.