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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday Night Fun Where Were My Ancestors 150 Years Ago The Year is 1866

Saturday night and the weather here has been stormy.  It is starting to clear up and a I think it is a perfect time to join Randy Seaver Saturday night fun.

Here is my quest...

1)  Determine where my ancestral families were on 25 June 1866 - 150 years ago.

2)  List my ancestors, their family members, their birth and death years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

The ancestors living in 1866 would be most of my great-grandparents, many of my great-great-grandparents, and perhaps some 4th great-grandparents.

The Civil war has ended and the country is recovering from this great divide of our country. Only one of my great grandfathers fought in the war. John Zion registered available for military duty but I have not found that he did enter the military.

1. My 2nd great grandfather John Zion 1831 - 1920  and 2nd great grandmother Mary Cassell 1919-1834 -  with 3 children including my 1st great grandfather Jonathan Zion 1861 - 1927.  The youngest child had not been born yet.  They were living in Decatur Iowa at this time.

2.My 3rd great grandmother Elizabeth ( Carmichael } Cassell 1812 - 1899  was alive . She is the mother of 2nd great grandmother Mary Cassell.  I do not know where she lived at this time. 

3.My 2nd great Flavious Millsap 1831 - 1910  and 2nd great grandmother Anna Woodmansee 1841 -1904  were living in Decatur Iowa with two of their children including my 1st great grandmother Rachel Millsap 1862 - 1886 . Another 8 children were born at a later time. 

4. Bela Melsap 1797 - 1885 father of  Flavious and my 3rd great grandfather was alive and living some where in Iowa.  He out lived 2 wives 

5. James Woodmansee  1816 - 1898 and Rachel Burrell 1819 - 1889  my 3rd great grandparents were living in Decatur Iowa . They are the parents of 2nd great grandmother Anna Woodmansee Milsap.

6. George Hall 1832 - 1892 and Louisa M Reynolds 1832- 1899 2nd great grandparents are living in Evansville Wisconsin with 3 children including my 1st great grandfather Arthur Hall 1863 - 1919. Three children were born at a later date. They were living in Evansville, Wisconsin.

7  Sally Grimes 1800 - 1873 mother of George Hall was living in Wisconsin and is my 3rd great grandmother.

8. John Henry Coleman 1839 - 1922 and Alta Angeline Cheuvront 1848- 1937 my 2nd great grandparents. They were probably living in Salt Lake Creek Nebraska. They married a few days later on July 1st 1866.

9. Alexander Elic Coleman 1805 - 1873 and wife Catherine Beiler 1806 - 1884  my 3rd great grandparents. I am not sure where they were living.

10. Ebenezer Coleman 1781 - 1873 my 4th great grandfather is living in Ohio.

11. Lemuel Cheuvront 1812 - 1896 and Mary Rouse 1813 - 1904 are my 3rd great grandparents. Not sure where they were living. They are the parents of my 2nd great grandmother Alta.

12. Dwight Henry Day 1829 -1913 and Betsy Ann Anderson 1838 - 1938 are my 2nd great grandparents. They are living in Rome, New York. With 3 children.  Betsy is pregnant with her fourth  child Abram.  My 1st great grandfather William Albert will be born a year later and she will have another 3 children after William. Betsy lived to be over 100 years.

13. Harriet Carpenter 1811 - 1905 my 3rd great grandmother is living in New York. She will relocate to Wabasha county Minnesota 2 years later with her children and their families.  Harriet is the mother of Betsy Anderson.

14. John Theodore Lockwood 1840- 1911 and Betsy Eddington 1842 - 1924 . They are my 2nd great grandparents and are living in Wisconsin.  John fought in the civil war 1864 to 1865. Was with the Calvary out of Wisconsin.

15. Hiram Lockwood 1804 - 1883 and Emma Moiser 1820 - 1900 are my 3rd great grandparents and the parents of John Lockwood. Not sure where they are living either in Wisconsin or Minnesota.

16. Augustus Eddington 1819 - 1903 and Henrietta Curtis 1818 - 1882 are living in Wisconsin and are my 3rd great grandparents.

17. Patrick Gallagher abt 1830 - 1898 and Johanna Riordan 1833 - 1902  They are my 2nd great grandparents.  They are living in Wisconsin with daughter Mary. Three more children will be born including my great grandmother Katherine later.  They immigrated to the United States from Ireland about 1863.

So I think I have 32 grandparents alive in 1866 on June 25th 1866
3 Great grandparents
14 2nd Great grandparents
14 3rd Great grandparents
1 4th Great grandparent