Ancestors

Richard Gildersleeve 1601–1681

Tenth Great Grandfather

Richard Gildersleeve was born in 1601 in Suffolk, England. Richard passed away in 1681 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Andrews, Charles M. "A Biographical Bypath Through Early New England History." New England Magazine Feb. 1893. Web.
There is a brief account in Besse. Sufferings of the People called Quakers. II. pp. 182-3. "Robert Hodgson went to Hampstead and he had a Meeting with some of his Friends who dwelt there; where he met with barbarous Usage. He was brought before one Geldersleeve, a magistrate," etc. This was the first persecution under the Dutch, and took place in 1657.

Besse, Joseph. A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers. Vol. II. London, 1753. 182. Web.
Robert Hodgſon went to Hamſtead, and had a Meeting with some of his Friends who dwelt there; where he met with barbarous Uſage: He was brought before one Gelderſleeve, a Magiſtrate there, who ſent him to Priſon, and rode to the Dutch Governour to inform him what he had done; and returning with a Guard of Muſquetiers, they ſearched the Priſoner, and took away his Bible and Papers, and kept him pinion'd all Night, and next Day enquiring who had entertained him, took into Cuſtody two Women, one of whom had a Child ſucking at her Breaſt. They put the Women into a Cart, and faſtened Robert to the Cart's Tail, pinion'd, and ſo drew him through the Woods in the Night, whereby he was grievouſly hurt; thus they brought him back to New-Amſterdam, now New-York, and put him into a naſty Dungeon, wherein were many Vermin, and the Women into another Place of Confinement.

Gildersleeve, Willard Harvey. Gildersleeves of Gildersleeve, Conn. Meriden, 1914. 7-8. Web.
Richard Gildersleeve, born in 1601 in County Suffolk, England, came to America in the Puritan Emigration of 1630-1640. Pausing at Watertown, Mass., he joined the small band of Puritan settlers who set out through the wilderness to settle the new colony of Connecticut. He made a home for himself in 1636, at Wethersfield, on the west side of High street, facing the Common near the river. He was one of the earliest proprietors of Naubuc Farms in Glastonbury when it was first surveyed. Discontented with conditions here, he journeyed down to the new colony just planted at New Haven where he was enrolled among the first proprietors of New Haven Colony in 1639. In 1641, he moved from Wethersfield to Stamford, Conn., where he was deputy to the General Court at New Haven. In 1644, he moved over with the first settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y., where he soon became one of the most influential and largest land proprietors. He was a "schepen," or Dutch magistrate under Governor Stuyveseant, 1644-1664. The first persecution of the Quakers by the Dutch came as a result of Magistrate Gildersleeve's activity.
During the Dutch-Indian War, he lived in Newtown, L. I., as one of the first proprietors and magistrates, 1652-1656. In 1664, when New York was captured by the English, he was appointed colonial commissioner by Connecticut. However, by the Duke of York's patent he became a royal subject once more. In 1669, he was one of that notable gathering of deputies from the English towns of Long Island who framed a petition, which fairly breathed the spirit of liberty manifested in the Declaration of Independence later. Lovelace, the Royal governor, had oppressed the towns severely. Mr. Gildersleeve, as deputy of Hempstead, refused absolutely to pay taxes without representation. It is impossible to say what would have happened, if, in 1673, New York had not been captured by the Dutch.
In 1674, New York was restored to the English. Richard Gildersleeve was deputy to New York to the Dutch Council. He also held very many offices of trust and honor in the town besides figuring in many of the exchanges of vast tracts of land. His main occupation lasting through life was that of surveyor. He was a Puritan of Puritans, fiery, and intolerant, strict and harsh in his official duties, but then the times were harsh enough to try the most heroic soul amidst the early settlements of the United States. He represented the town in all its dealings with the Indians, especially with Tackapousha, Sachem of the Marsapeage Indians. His wife was born in 1601 and witnessed in 1676 the final Indian exchange. He had three children, Richard, Samuel and Anna, the wife of John Smith, Nant., who came from Nantucket.

John McCoy

Fourth Great Grandfather

John McCoy married Ellen Beach. John died on Apr. 10, 1874 in Warren, Michigan. He was buried in the Warren Union Cemetery.

May 15, 1802 could be the day the young boy was found by Rev. McCoy.

Michigan. Deaths. 1874. FamilySearch. Web.
County: Macomb
Date of Death: Apr 10 1874
Full Name: John McCoy
Age: 71
Place: Warren
Cause of Death: Killed by Cars
Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Farmer
Parents: Unknown

Naylor, Fannie Comfort. Family Notes. Print.
[John or his father] was found in a small wrecked vessel on the Northeastern coast of the United States, dressed like a little prince but too young to tell where he came from or his name. A Presbyterian minister, Rev. McCoy, took the child to his home, later adopted and raised him.

Foulkes, Richard. Find A Grave. Web.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1860 John Mc Coy 58 Warren, Macomb, Michigan
1870 John McCoy 68 Farmer Warren, Macomb, Michigan

Ellen Beach McCoy 1804–1890

Fourth Great Grandmother

Ellen Beach was born in 1804 in New Jersey. Ellen married John McCoy. She passed away on Apr. 1, 1890 in Michigan. Her death was due to influenza. She was buried in the Warren Union Cemetery in Warren, Michigan.

Michigan. Deaths. 1890. FamilySearch. Web.
County: Genessee
Date of Death: April 1 1890
Full Name: Ellen S McCoy
Age: 85
Place: Forest
Disease: La Grippe
Birthplace: New Jersey
Occupation: Housekeeper
Father: Elias Beech
Mother: Hannah Dean

Foulkes, Richard. Find A Grave. Web.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1860 Ellen Mc Coy 55 Warren, Macomb, Michigan NJ
1870 Ellen McCoy 65 Keeping House Warren, Macomb, Michigan

Anne Everitt Many 1746–1822

Seventh Great Grandmother

Anne Everitt was born in 1746 in New York. Anne married Barnabas Wines Many in 1760 in New York. She passed away on Oct. 10, 1822 in New York.

United States. Census. 1820. Web.
State: New York
County: Orange
Town: Cornwall
Head of Family: Ann Manney
Males: 0
Females: 2
10 to 16: Unidentified
Over 45: Anne Many, 1746

Hannah Dean Beach 1780–1862

Fifth Great Grandmother

Hannah Dean was born on Mar. 15, 1780 in New Jersey. Hannah married Elias Beach. She passed away on Mar. 18, 1862 at age 82. She was buried in the Warren Union Cemetery in Warren, Michigan.


Foulkes, Richard. Find A Grave. Web.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1850 Hanah Beach 70 Troy, Oakland, Michigan
1860 Hannah Beech 80 Warren, Macomb, Michigan

Elias Beach 1777–1854

Fifth Great Grandfather

Elias Beach was born in 1777 in New Jersey. Elias married Hannah Dean. He passed away on Oct. 2, 1854 in Warren, Michigan. He was buried in the Warren Union Cemetery.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1850 Elias Beach 73 Troy, Oakland, Michigan

Richard Platt 1604–1684

Ancestor (0)

Richard Platt was baptized on May 6, 1604 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England. Richard married Mary Wood on Jan. 26, 1629 in Roydon, Essex, England. He passed away in 1684 in Milford, Connecticut.

A Special Compilation of the History and Genealogy of Richard Platt. Milford, 2003. 24. Web.
Richard Platt and his own family left England by ship along with a large number of other Puritan families with the objective of settling in the new colonies of America. The group of which Richard was a part undoubtedly had the objective of settling in an area called Quinnipiac on Long Island Sound that became the town of New Haven, Connecticut. Having founded the New Haven Colony in 1638, Richard Platt then moved a little further west in 1639 to found the Milford Colony with 53 other Puritan families.

Freed, B. Milford Memorial Bridge. Find A Grave. Web.

Sarah Platt Merwin 1636–1670

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Sarah Platt was born in 1636 in Tring, Hertfordshire, England. Sarah married Thomas Beach on Sep. 25, 1652 in Milford, Connecticut. She married Miles Merwin in Milford. She died on May 15, 1670 in Milford.


Freed, B. Milford Memorial Bridge. Find A Grave. Web.

Thomas Beach 1613–1662

Ninth Great Grandfather

Thomas Beach was born in 1613 in Devon, England. Thomas married Sarah Platt on Sep. 25, 1652 in Milford, Connecticut. He passed away in 1662 in Milford.


Milford Memorial Bridge. Find A Grave. Web.

John Drake 1585–1659

Twelfth Great Grandfather

John Drake was born in 1585 in Devon, England. John died on Aug. 17, 1659 in Windsor, Connecticut.

Barber, J. W. Connecticut Historical Collections. 1849. 131. Web.
The following singular entry appears in the ancient records of the town of Windsor.
Aug. 17th, 1659.—Mr. John Drake, Senr. dyed accidentally, as he was driving a cart loaded with corn to carry from his house to his son Jacob's. The cattle being two oxen and his mare, in the highway against John Griffin's, something scared the cattle, and they set a running, and he laboring to stop them, by taking hold on the mare, was thrown upon his face, and the cart wheele went over him, and broke one of his legs, and bruised his body so that he was taken up dead; being carried into his daughter's house, had life come again, but dyed in a short time, and was buried on the 18th day of August; 59.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 346. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
17. JOHN DRAKE

Samuel Drake 1624–1686

Eleventh Great Grandfather

Samuel Drake was born in 1624 in England. Samuel married Ann Barlow on Sep. 13, 1650 in Fairfield, Connecticut. He passed away on May 15, 1686 in New York.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXV. 1893. 134-35. Web.
Thomas Dongan, Lieutenant-General and Governor. To all, etc. Know ye that at a Court of Sessions held in Westchester, June 16, 1686, the last will of Samuel Drake was proved, in which his son Joseph was made executor, and Samuel and John Drake were appointed overseers. The same is confirmed, November 20, 1686.
Samuel Drake, Eastchester. "In the Name of God Amen, I Samuel Drake of Eastchester being sicke and weake." Leaves to wife Ann all household goods, "except one bed with furniture sufficient to keep warm in winter, and some pewter, and a kettle, a warming pan, and a bed pan," which are to be delivered back at her decease, and if she remarry, then security to be given for them. Also £4 which is in the hands of my son John Drake. Part of it is to be paid by my son Samuel Drake of Fairfield, Connecticutt. "And £3 a year so long as she remains my widow, and noe longer." Leaves her some cows "and grasse to winter five head of cattle." The dwelling house is to be put in repair for her use. Leaves to son Samuel Drake, "my best horse that is in Fairfield County, and my branding iron." To son John "my bed pan, to be delivered after my wife's decease." Leaves to daughter Mary, £25 to be paid at Fairfield by my son Samuel, and one cow when she is married, and 2 pewter platters and four Porringers. Leaves to his son in law Joseph Jones 5 shillings. To sons in law Lofels and Slatter 5 shillings. To son in law Richard Headley 5 shillings, and the same to grand children Samuel and Robert Headley, Joseph and Samuel Jones, Mary and Hannah Jones, and Martha and Elizabeth Slatter. "My lot of upland, and my lot of meadow at Cornelis, with one half of my home lot in Eastchester," are to be security for the payment of above legacies. Leaves the remainder to his son Joseph Drake, and makes his wife executor. Dated May 3d, 1686. Witnesses, John Tompkins, Richard Shutt.
"Here follows an Inventory of the goods and estate of Samuel Drake, who deceased on the 15th of May, 1686." "One half of Home lot containing 5 acres and the barn, £20. 6 acres of meadow and 8 acres of upland, £28. 2 oxen and 4 cows, £22. Total amount, £170. Taken May 21, 1686.

Joseph Drake 1663–1731

Tenth Great Grandfather

Joseph Drake was born in 1663 in New York. Joseph married Mary Sarah Shute on Dec. 31, 1685 in New York. He passed away on Mar. 16, 1731 in New York. He was buried in Mount Vernon, New York.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXVII. 1895. 59-60. Web.
In the name of God, Amen, the 10 day of March, 1731. I, Joseph Drake, of East Chester, being sick and weak. I leave to my son John, my wearing apparell and my cane, and 5 shillings, he having received the rest of his portion already. I leave to my son Samuel, 5 shillings, he having received his portion already. And to my son Benjamin, and to my daughter Mary Fowler, and to my daughter Sarah Slaughter, and to my daughter Anne Fowler, 5 shillings each, they having already received their portions. I leave to my wife the use of the house we now live in, and ½ the cellar, while she remains my widow, and then to my son Jasper Drake. I leave to my son Jasper, all the rest of my two home lots in East Chester, bounded north by James Delgreth, east by the road, south by Nathaniel Tompkins, and west by Joseph Fowler; Also 16 acres at a place called Hutchinsons, bounded east by the road to the Hammocks, south by land formerly of Nathaniel Tompkins, west by Nehemiah Palmer, and north by Rattlesnake brook, And ½ of a piece of salt meadow called the Colwell meadow, being the east half, and is opposite the mouth of Rattlesnake creek; Also ½ of my privileges in the patent of East Chester. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth, £40. To my daughter Rebecca, £40. I leave to my son Joseph, a parcel of land called Colwells; bounded west by the road to Hutchinsons, south by road, east by Nehemiah Palmer; Also the west ½ of the meadow; Also 13 acres, bounded east by road, south by Hutchinson's brook, west by Hutchinson's brook, and north by land formerly Nathaniel Tompkins'; Also ½ of the privilege in the old Patent of East Chester; Also a small slip of meadow I bought of John Pinckney, deceased, and a piece of meadow called Great Hammock. My lot of land of 6 acres, bounded north by land formerly of Louis Guion, east by the highway to Nathaniel Tompkins' meadow, south by John Fisher, and north by road, is to be sold. I make my sons, Benjamin and Jasper, executors.
Joseph Drake.
I D his mark.
Witnesses, William Barker, Jonathan Odell, John Cuer. Proved, May 12, 1732.

Osborn, David. Find A Grave. Web.

Mercy Sention Lockwood

Tenth Great Grandmother

Mercy Sention married Ephraim Lockwood on Jun. 8, 1665 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Mercy passed away in 1694 in Norwalk.

Ann Simons Tremelling 1784–1863

Fifth Great Grandmother

Ann Simons was baptized on Oct. 17, 1784 in Phillack, Cornwall, England. Ann married Humphrey Tremelling on Feb. 28, 1805 in Phillack. She was buried on Jun. 3, 1863 in Phillack.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Ann Tremelling 55 Phillack, Cornwall, England
1851 Ann Tremelling 66 Phillack, Cornwall, England
1861 Ann Tremelling 76 Phillack, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1784. Web.
Date: October 17
Parish: Phillack
Name: Ann Simons
Father: John
Mother: Ann

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1863. Web.
Date: June 3
Parish: Phillack
Name: Ann Tremelling
Age: 78
Residence: Bodriggy

Anne Prideaux Simons 1759–1815

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Anne Prideaux was baptized on Jul. 8, 1759 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Anne married John Simons on May 29, 1782 in Phillack, Cornwall. She was buried on Mar. 5, 1815 in Phillack.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1759. Web.
Date: July 8
Parish: Camborne
Name: Anne Prideaux
Father: Henry

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1815. Web.
Date: March 5
Parish: Phillack
Name: Ann Simons
Age: 56
Residence: Trevassack

Pauline Frances Scholz Lombardi

Vivian Lee Sellman's name was changed to Pauline Frances Scholz on Jun. 12, 1923 in Arkansas. Pauline was baptized on Jun. 23, 1923 at a Lutheran church in Roanoke, Virginia. She married at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. She was rebaptized on May 17, 1947 at St. Andrew's. She was buried on Mar. 19, 2016.

Branch: USNR Rating: YN1

Lombardi, Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 2016.

The Adoption of Vivian Lee Selman. Garland County Probate Court. 12 June 1923. Web.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 12th day of June, 1923 the same being an adjourned day of the regular April, 1923 term of the Garland County Probate Court present and presiding the Hon. Chas. H. Davis Judge, when the following proceedings among others were had to-wit:
On this day is presented to the Court the petition of Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz, husband and wife, duly verified, for the adoption of Vivian Lee Selman, residing in Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas, of the age of nine months. And also appeared before the court in open session Eva Lee Selman, the mother of the said Vivian Lee Selman, and consented to the adoption of the said Vivian Lee Selman by said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz; and also appeared in open court T. H. Akers and J. J. Window, who being duly sworn, testified that Carl B. Selman, the father of said Vivian Lee Selman, is living, but that his post-office address and whereabouts are unknown.
And it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that it will be for the best interests of said Vivian Lee Selman that she be adopted by the said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz, and Eva Lee Selman, mother of the said Vivian Lee Selman, consent thereto, and it further appearing to the Court that the post-office address and present whereabouts of Carl B. Selman, father of the said Vivian Lee Selman, are unknown, it is therefore considered, ordered and adjudged by the court that the said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz be and they are hereby authorized to adopt the said Vivian Lee Selman, who shall henceforth take the name of Pauline Frances Scholz, and shall be entitled to and shall receive all rights and interests in the estate of the said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz by descent, or otherwise, that she would have if the natural heir of said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz, and the said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz shall henceforward occupy the same position towards the said Vivian Lee Selman that they would if the natural father and mother of the said Vivian Lee Selman, and be liable for the maintenance and education, and in every other way responsible as the natural father and mother of the said Vivian Lee Selman, it is further ordered that petitioners pay all costs of this proceeding.

Colorado. Deaths. 2016. Web.
01 Name: Pauline Frances Lombardi
02 Sex: Female
03 Death Date: March 12
05 Age: 93
06 Birth Date: Sep 7, 1922
07 Birth Place: Bowie County, TX
08 US Armed Forces: Yes
09 Death Place: Crossroads Senior Living, Northglenn, Adams County
11 Marital Status: Widowed
12 Spouse: Gerardo Joseph Lombardi
17 Father: Walter Scholz
18 Mother: Yetta Haney
19 Son: Walter Lombardi
20 Disposition: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Abuquerque, NM
23 Death Time: 1:20 AM
33 Cause A: Congestive Heart Failure
33 Cause B: Chronic Renal Insufficiency
33 Cause C: Hypertension
34 Autopsy: No

Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy. Corpus Christi, 1946. Web.
This is to certify that Pauline Frances Scholz a Yeoman 1c(T), V-10, USNR is Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas and from the Naval Service of the United States this 11th day of January 1946
This certificate is awarded as a Testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience.

Texas. Births. 1922. Ancestry. Web.
01 City: Texarkana
01 County: Bowie
03 Sex: Female
06 Father: Carl Sellman
08 Age: 27
09 Birth Place: Kentucky
10 Occupation: Boiler Maker
11 Children Born to Mother: 4
11 Children Now Living: 3
12 Legitimate: Yes
13 Date: September 7
14 Mother: Eva House
16 Age: 25
17 Birth Place: Alabama
18 Occupation: House Wife
19 Time: 7:45 PM

Thomas Jolly 1811–1882

Third Great Grandfather

Thomas Jolly was born on Jun. 24, 1811. Thomas was baptized on Jul. 21, 1811 in Illogan, Cornwall, England. He married Mary Dunstone on Mar. 10, 1834 in Illogan. He passed away in 1882 in Redruth, Cornwall.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Thomas Jolly 25 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England
1851 Thomas Jolly 38 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England
1861 Thomas Jolly 49 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England
1871 Thomas Jolly 60 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England
1881 Thomas Jolly 72 Retired Tin Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Deaths. 1882. Web.
Name: Thomas Jolly
Age: 73
District: Redruth

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1811. Web.
Date: July 21
Parish: Illogan
Name: Thomas Jolly
Father: Giles
Mother: Elizabeth
Note: Born June 24

John Carpenter

Third Great Grandfather

John Carpenter was baptized on Nov. 1, 1818 in Illogan, Cornwall, England. John married Catherine Sincock on Sep. 29, 1838 in Redruth, Cornwall.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 John Carpenter 23 Miner Illogan, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1818. Web.
Date: November 1
Parish: Illogan
Name: John Carpenter
Father: Johnson
Mother: Elizabeth
Father's Profession: Miner

John Carpenter 1758–1836

Fifth Great Grandfather

John Carpenter was baptized on May 21, 1758 in Illogan, Cornwall, England. John married Araminta Tangye on Aug. 13, 1785 in Cornwall. He was buried on May 14, 1836 in Illogan.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1758. Web.
Date: May 21
Parish: Illogan
Name: John Carpenter
Father: John
Mother: Sarah

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1836. Web.
Date: May 14
Parish: Illogan
Name: John Carpenter
Age: 79

Sarath Vivian Carpenter

Sixth Great Grandmother

Sarath Vivian was baptized on Dec. 21, 1719 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Sarath married John Carpenter on Apr. 12, 1740.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1719. Web.
Date: December 21
Parish: Camborne
Name: Sarath Vivian
Father: Francis

Johnson Carpenter 1793–1867

Fourth Great Grandfather

Johnson Carpenter was baptized on Mar. 17, 1793 in Illogan, Cornwall, England. Johnson married Elizabeth Richards. He passed away in 1867.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Johnson Carpenter 50 Copper Miner Illogan, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1793. Web.
Date: March 17
Parish: Illogan
Name: Johnson Carpenter
Father: John
Mother: Aramintta

Francis Vivian 1696–1774

Seventh Great Grandfather

Francis Vivian was baptized on Jan. 23, 1696 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Francis was buried on Sep. 20, 1774 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1696. Web.
Date: January 23
Parish: Camborne
Name: Francis Vivian
Father: Steven

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1774. Web.
Date: September 20
Parish: Camborne
Name: Francis Vivian

Stephen Vivian 1667–1733

Eighth Great Grandfather

Stephen Vivian was baptized on Jan. 25, 1667 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Stephen was buried on Aug. 8, 1733 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1667. Web.
Date: January 25
Parish: Camborne
Name: Steven Vivian
Father: John

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1733. Web.
Date: August 8
Parish: Camborne
Name: Stephen Vivian

John Vivian 1626–1691

Ninth Great Grandfather

John Vivian was baptized on Sep. 10, 1626 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. John married Agnes Bray in 1650 in Cornwall. He was buried on Feb. 3, 1691 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1626. Web.
Date: September 10
Parish: Camborne
Name: John Vivian
Father: Roger

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1691. Web.
Date: February 3
Parish: Camborne
Name: John Vivian

Catherine Sincock Jenkin

Third Great Grandmother

Catherine Sincock married John Carpenter on Sep. 29, 1838 in Cornwall. Catherine married John Floyd in 1864 in Cornwall. She married Edwin Jenkin on Mar. 16, 1872 in Redruth, Cornwall.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Catherine Carpenter 23 Illogan, Cornwall, England
1871 Catherine Floyd 50 Housekeeper Camborne, Cornwall, England

John Garlick 1791–1863

Fourth Great Grandfather

John Garlick was baptized on Oct. 2, 1791 in Peak Forest, Derbyshire, England. John married Kesiah Johnson on Oct. 15, 1827 in Bakewell, Derbyshire. He was buried on Dec. 2, 1863 in Taxal, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 John Garlick 45 Prestbury, Cheshire, England
1851 John Garlick 58 Yeardsley cum Whaley, Cheshire, England
1861 John Garlick 68 Whaley, Cheshire, England

Cheshire. Burials. 1863. Web.
Date: December 2
Parish: Taxal
Name: John Garlick
Age: 72

Derbyshire. Baptisms. 1791. Web.
Date: October 2
Parish: Peak Forest
Gender: Male
Father: Jeremia Garlick
Mother: Ann

Jane Tremelling

Third Great Grandmother

Jane Tremelling died in 1865 in Redruth, Cornwall, England.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1861 Jane Tremilling 33 Illogan, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Deaths. 1865. Web.
Name: Jane Tremelling
District: Redruth

Mary Dunstone Jolly

Third Great Grandmother

Mary Dunstone was baptized on Mar. 7, 1812 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Mary married Thomas Jolly on Mar. 10, 1834 in Illogan, Cornwall.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Mary Jolly 25 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1851 Mary Jolly 37 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1861 May Jolly 50 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1871 Mary Jolly 60 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1881 Mary Jolly 71 Camborne, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1812. Web.
Date: March 7
Parish: Camborne
Name: Mary Dunstone
Father: John
Mother: Joanna

Kesiah Johnson Garlick 1801–1859

Fourth Great Grandmother

Kesiah Johnson was baptized on Jul. 26, 1801 in Monyash, Derbyshire, England. Kesiah married John Garlick on Oct. 15, 1827 in Bakewell, Derbyshire. She was buried on Dec. 17, 1859 in Taxal, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1851 Kezia Garlick 49 Yeardsley cum Whaley, Cheshire, England

Cheshire. Burials. 1859. Web.
Date: December 17
Parish: Taxal
Name: Kesiah Garlick
Address: Whaley
Age: 58

Derbyshire. Baptisms. 1801. Web.
Date: July 26
Parish: Monyash
Name: Keziah Jonson
Father: Joseph
Mother: Ellen

Elizabeth Nicholas Troon

Fourth Great Grandmother

Elizabeth Nicholas was baptized on Jun. 8, 1777 in Ludgvan, Cornwall, England. Elizabeth married Roger Troon on Jun. 6, 1808 in Ludgvan.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Elizabeth Troon 64 Ludgvan, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1777. Web.
Date: June 8
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: Elizabeth Nicholas
Father: Hugh
Mother: Mary

Henry Prideaux 1727–1803

Ancestor (22)

Henry Prideaux was baptized on Mar. 16, 1727 O.S. in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Henry married Honour Hocking on Oct. 12, 1754 in Camborne. He was buried on Dec. 2, 1803 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1727. Web.
Date: March 16
Parish: Camborne
Name: Henare (Henry) Preedex (Prideaux)
Father: Francis

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1803. Web.
Date: December 2
Parish: Camborne
Name: Henry Prideaux, Capt.

Francis Prideaux 1686–1742

Ancestor (21)

Francis Prideaux was baptized on Aug. 8, 1686 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Francis married Ann Michell on Sep. 21, 1717 in Wendron, Cornwall. Francis was buried on Jun. 1, 1742 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1686. Web.
Date: August 8
Parish: Camborne
Name: Francis Predeaux
Father: Edward

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1742. Web.
Date: June 1
Parish: Camborne
Name: Francis Prideaux

Edward Prideaux

Ancestor (20)

Edward Prideaux married Margery Dunkin on Jan. 25, 1672 in Camborne, Cornwall England. Edward was buried on Nov. 5, 1737 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1737. Web.
Date: November 5
Parish: Camborne
Name: Edward Pridex

John Prideaux

Ancestor (18)

John Prideaux married Katherine Pepwell. John was buried on May 15, 1633 in Padstow, Cornwall, England.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1633. Web.
Date: May 15
Parish: Padstow
Name: John Prideaux

Johanna Mundy Prideaux

Thirteenth Great Grandmother

Johanna Mundy married William Prideaux in 1537. Johanna passed away on Jun. 28, 1564.

Maclean, John. The Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor, in the County of Cornwall. Vol. II. 1876. 206. Web.
William Prideaux of Trevose, in the parish of St. Merryn, married Johanna daughter of John Munday of Rialton, brother of the last Prior of Bodmin, through whose influence he was granted by the convent a lease, dated 20th October 29th Henry VIII. (1537), to him and Johanna the daughter of John Munday, whom he, "God permitting, intends to marry", and the survivor of them, of the manor of Padstow, together with the advowson of the Vicarage of the Church, which lease was afterwards confirmed in the Court of Augmentation. The term unexpired in this lease, by deed dated 24th February 1544-5 (36th Henry VIII.), he assigned to Nicholas Prideaux his uncle, who had, meanwhile, been granted the manor in fee. He afterwards settled at St. Cadoc in Padstow, where he died on 27th June 1564, and upon the inquisition taken after his death on 17th January 1564-5, it was found: that he died seized in his demesne as of fee of all the tithe fish and fishery of the parish of Paddestowe, and of a tenement called Trebartheke in St. Eval; that by his will he gave to his wife Johanna two-thirds of these possessions to pay his debts and portion his daughters; that his wife died at St. Cadoc the day following the death of her husband; and that Richard Prideaux and Roger Prideaux (his brothers) and William Munday (his brother-in-law) administered to his effects; and further that John Prideaux was his eldest son and was of the age of eighteen years seven months and sixteen days.

Sir John Mundy

Fifteenth Great Grandfather

John Mundy was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. John passed away in 1537.

Chaffers, William. Gilda Aurifabrorum. London. 42. Web.
Sir John Mundy, goldsmith, Mayor 1522–3, was son of William Mundy, of Wycombe, Bucks. He was buried in the church of St. Peter in Cheape; ob. 1537.

Lysons, Daniel, and Samuel Lysons. "Mundy, of Markeaton." Magna Britannia. Vol. 5. London, 1817. Web.
Sir John Mundy, Lord Mayor of London, a native of High-Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire, settled in Derbyshire in the reign of Henry VIII., having purchased Markeaton of Lord Audley. The present representative is Francis Mundy, Esq.
Arms: Per pale, Gules and Sable, on a cross, engrailed, Argent, five lozenges, Purpure; on a chief, Or, three eagles' legs, erased, a-la-quise, Azure.
Crest: A wolf's head, erased, Sable, bezantée; fire issuing from his mouth, Proper.

Humphrey Prideaux

Ancestor (15)

Humphrey Prideaux married Joan Fowel in 1507. Humphrey married Edith Hatch in 1522.

Burke, John. "Family of Prideaux." History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol. I. London, 1834. 203-04. Web.
The name of Prideaux was adopted by this ancient family from the lordship of Prideaux, in the parish of Luxilian, in the county of Cornwall.
Paganus de Prideaux, Lord of Prideaux, before the Conquest, was father of Sir Richard de Prideaux, knt. who died in 1122, and was s. by his son, Sir Baldwin de Prideaux, knt. who d. in 1165, leaving a son and successor, Nicholas de Prideaux, the father of Richard, who inherited Prideaux, and other lands in Cornwall.
Nicholas de Prideaux d. in 1169, and was s. by his elder son. The second son, Herdon Prideaux, inherited from his father considerable estates in Devonshire, and augmented them by marrying the heiress of Sir Ralph Orcharton, of Orcharton, in that county. He left a son, Sir Richard Prideaux of Orcharton, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, and was s. by his son, Sir Jeffery Prideaux, of Orcharton, who d. in 1243, leaving by his wife Isabella, daughter of William Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, a son and successor, Sir Piers Prideaux, of Orcharton. This gentleman wedded Joan, daughter of Sir William Bigbury, and was father of Sir Ralph Prideaux, of Orcharton, who wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Walter Treverbin, and was s. by his son, Sir Roger Prideaux, of Orcharton, one of the knights in parliament for Devonshire, in the 5th of King Edward III. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Clifford, and had two sons, viz.
Roger, who inherited Orcharton, and was father of John Prideaux, of Orcharton, M.P. for Devonshire, in the 7th and 11th of Richard II. This gentleman having had the misfortune, while hunting, to kill his kinsman, Sir William Bigbury, was obliged to alienate the greater portion of his estate for the purpose of raising funds to procure his pardon. Orcharton was then sold to the family of Hele.
The younger son, Sir John Prideaux, espoused Joan, dau. and co-heir of Gilbert Adeston, of Adeston, in the county of Devon, and was s. by his son, Giles Prideaux, of Adeston, M.P. for Totness, in the 42nd Edward III. This gentleman wedded the daughter and heiress of Gunston, and had a son and successor, Sir John Prideaux, of Adeston, who married thrice, and was s. by the son of his third marriage, (with Anne, daughter of John Shapton, of Shapton, in Devonshire), William Prideaux, of Adeston. This gentleman espoused Alice, daughter and heiress of Stephen Gifford, of Thuborough, in the county of Devon, to which place he subsequently removed his residence. He was s. by his son, Foulke Prideaux, of Adeston and Thuborough, who m. Joan, daughter of Sir Humphry Poyntz, of Langley, in Devonshire, and was father of Humphrey Prideaux, of Adeston and Thuborough. This gentleman espoused Joan, daughter of Richard Fowel, of Fowelscombe, and widow of Sir Philip Courtenay, of Lough Torr, in the county of Devon, and left (besides daughters) four sons.

Elizabeth Prideaux Drake

Ancestor (16)

Elizabeth Prideaux married Robert Drake.

Burke, John, and John Bernard Burke. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. Vol. I. London, 1847. 347. Web.
Robert, of Wiscomb Park, in the parish of South Legh, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Humphrey Prideaux, Esq. of Theoborough, and had issue seven sons and three daus.

Dwight, M. E. "Ancestry of John Drake of Windsor, Ct." The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Vol. XXVII. 1896. 182. Web.
19. Paganus de Prideaux of Prideaux Co., Corn.
18. Richard de Prideaux, Knt.
17. Baldwin de Prideaux, Knt.
16. Nicholas de Prideaux
15. Herndon Prideaux of Orcharton
14. Richard Prideaux, Knt., m. Eleanor Mortimer
13. Geoffrey Prideaux, Knt., m. Isabel Montacute
12. Peter Prideaux, m. Joan Bigbury
11. Ralph Prideaux, Knt., m. Elis. Treverbyn
10. Roger Prideaux, Knt., m. Elis. Clifford
09. John Prideaux, Knt., m. Joan Adeston
08. Giles Prideaux of Adeston
07. John Prideaux, Knt., m. Anne Shapton
06. William Prideaux, m. Alice Giffard
05. Fulk Prideaux, m. Katharine Pointz
04. Humphrey Prideaux, m. Edith Hatch
03. Elisabeth Prideaux, m. Robert Drake

Philippa Dennys Drake

Thirteenth Great Grandmother

Philippa Denys married William Drake.

Burke, John, and John Bernard Burke. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. Vol. I. London, 1847. 347. Web.
William, Esq. of Wiscombe, m. Philippa, dau. of Sir Robt. Denys, Knt. of Haliscomb, and had issue.

Robert Drake

Fourteenth Great Grandfather

Robert Drake married Elizabeth Prideaux. Robert died on Mar. 30, 1600. He was buried in St Lawrence's Church in Southleigh, Devon, England.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 430. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
15. ROBERT DRAKE, of Wiscombe Park, Devon, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Humphrey Prideaux, of Thewborough, Devon, d. 1550

Rogers, W. H. H. The Strife of the Roses and Days of the Tudors in the West. 1890. 82. Web.
The monument of Robert Drake, the father of these unfortunate men,—and who was mercifully prevented by death from experiencing the great trial of their early decease,—occurs on the north side of the chancel of Southleigh church. It is of Ionic character with arabesque ornamentation, and bears the following inscription,—
ARMIGER AURATUS ROBERTUS NOMINE DRACUS
HIC JACET ILLE PIUS PAUPERIBUSQUE BONUS
SEPTE GNATOS FRUGI ET GNATAS QUINQUE VENUSTAS
PARTURIIT CONJUX ELIZABETHA SIBI
OBIIT 1600. MARCH 30.
Thus translated,—"An ennobled Esquire, Robert Drake by name, lies here, one who feared God and remembered the poor; his wife Elizabeth bore him seven thrifty sons and five comely daughters. Died 30 March, 1600."

Britain Express. Ed. David Ross. Web.

Amie Grenville Drake

Fifteenth Great Grandmother

Amie Grenville married John Drake. Amie passed away on Feb. 18, 1577. She was buried in St Michael's Church in Musbury, Devon, England.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 346. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
14. AMY GRENVILLE (sister of Sir Richard Grenville, grandfather of Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Grenville, R.N.), who m. John Drake, of Ashe and Exmouth, Devon

Granville, Roger. The History of the Granville Family. Exeter, 1895. 77. Web.
Amy, the sixth and youngest daughter, was married to John Drake, of Ash, in the parish of Musbury, near Axminster, and died 18th February, 1577, leaving issue Sir Bernard Drake. In the Drake aisle on the south side of the nave in Musbury Church there is a fine series of three pairs of kneeling effigies, the knights in complete armour with gold chains and ruffs, the ladies in black gowns, ruffs, caps, and chains. The first pair represent John and Amy, the second Sir Bernard and his lady, and third John, son of Sir Bernard, and his wife. Under the first pair is this inscription:—
Here lyeth the body of John Drake of Ashe Esq., and Amy his wife daughter of Sir Roger Graynfield Knight, by whom he had issue six sons, viz., Barnard, Robert & Richard whereof three lived at his death. He died 4 Oct. 1558. She died 18 Feb. 1557.

Devon Churches. Web.

Roger Grenville

Sixteenth Great Grandfather

Roger Grenville was born in 1477. Roger married Margaret Whitleigh.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 430. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
13. SIR ROGER GRENVILLE, of Stowe and Bideford, high sheriff of Cornwall, who m. Margaret, daughter of Richard Whitleigh, of Efford, Devon

Granville, Roger. The History of the Granville Family. Exeter, 1895. 71. Web.
Sir Roger Granville resided chiefly at Stowe, and for his princely liberality was called "The Great Housekeeper." He was thirty-six and more at the time of his father's death, and two years previously had been chosen High Sheriff of Cornwall, an office which he again filled eight years afterwards.

Sir Thomas Grenville

Seventeenth Great Grandfather

Thomas Grenville married Isabella Gilbert. Thomas was knighted on Nov. 14, 1501. Sir Thomas passed away on Mar 18, 1513. He was buried in Bideford, Devon, England.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 346. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
12. SIR THOMAS GRENVILLE, Knight, of Stowe, Cornwall

Granville, Roger. The History of the Granville Family. Exeter, 1895. 59-60. Web.
Thomas married first, Isabella, daughter of Sir Otes Gilbert, of Compton, "a family (writes Prince in his 'Worthies of Devon') of as ancient standing in the county of Devon as the Conquest, and if we may give credit to an author of our own (Mr. Wêste) it was here before, for he asserts that Gilbert possessed lands in Manadon, near Dartmore, in Edward the Confessor's days. They have matched as they descended down into honourable houses, and have yielded matches to others, in particular to the noble family of the Grenviles."
By her he had two sons and six daughters, viz., Roger, his eldest, of whom presently, and Richard, High Sheriff for Cornwall, 1st, 10th and 14th Henry VIII., who died without issue.

Granville, Roger. The History of the Granville Family. Exeter, 1895. 69-70. Web.
His will, dated 9th March, 1512, was proved P.C.C. 12th May. It is as follows:—
"In the name of God. Amen. I, Sir Thomas Graynfeld, Knyght, in my hoole mynde, make my Testament in Maner and Forme followinge. First, I bequeth my soule to Almightie God, and to our blessed Ladie, and to all the hoolie saints in Hevyn. My Bodie to be buryed in the Church erthe of Bedyforde, in the south est Part of the Chauncell Dore, where my mynde is yf I lyve to make an Altaire, and a Preste to sing there to pray for mee and myn auncestors and heires for ever. The said Preste and pore men to bee put in by discrecion of myn heires and executors. Further, I will that my saide Chappell, whennsoever it bee made, and the Church of Bedyforde in meane season have my Cope of Tissue and my Vestiment of the same, and a suet of blacke velvett, to bee made of such velvett gownys as I have, by the discrecion of myn heires and executors. Also, I will that John Greynfelde, yf he bee disposed to be a Preste, to have the next avoydance of one of the benefices of Bedyforde or of Kikehamton. And yf he will be no Preste, that then my sonne Roger Graynfelde and his heires see him have sum resonable living of landes by theire discrecions. Item, I will that my sonne Roger shall marry my daughter Onor, and I give her in marriage ccc markes in money, to bee levyed of my landes and goodis. Item, I will that my daughter Jane, which I had by my last wyff, to have cc markes in lyke manner to bee leveyed of my goodis and landes. Provided allway that yf the said Onor and Jane fortune to dye or ever they be maryed, that thenne they to have nothing of the said money. But thenne the saide money whenne it is so levyed to bee disposed for my soule by the discrecion of my sonne Roger. Item, I give to the Church of Bedyforde, and to the Brige of Bydisforde, vi lbs. xiii s. 4d. Item, to the Church of Kikehamton, iiii lbs.
Roger, sonne, I woll desyr you, as my trust in you, to see this my Will performed and fullfilled, and yow I make myn executor."

Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons. Web.

William Drake

Thirteenth Great Grandfather

William Drake married Philippa Dennys.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 430. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
16. WILLIAM DRAKE, of Wiscombe Park, who m. Philippa, daughter of Sir Robert Dennys, of Holcombe, Devon, who d. 1592

Thomas Grenville

Eighteenth Great Grandfather

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 345. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
11. THOMAS GRENVILLE, of Stowe, Cornwall

William Grenville

Nineteenth Great Grandfather

William Grenville married Philippa Bonville.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 345. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
10. SIR WILLIAM GRENVILLE, Knight, of Bideford, who m. Lady Philippa, daughter of Sir William Bonville, K.G., Lord Bonville, of Chuton

Margaret Courtenay Grenville

Twentieth Great Grandmother

Margaret Courtenay married Theobald Grenville.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 345. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
9. MARGARET COURTENAY (sister of Sir Hugh Courtenay, of Boconnock, Cornwall, k. at Tewkesbury, father of Edward, created Earl of Devon, 1485), who m. Sir Theobald Grenville, Knight, of Stowe, Cornwall

Sir Hugh Courtenay

Twenty-First Great Grandfather

Hugh Courtenay was buried in Haccombe, Devon, England.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 345. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
8. SIR HUGH COURTENAY, of Haccomb, Devonshire, and Boconnock, Cornwall, second son, brother of Edward, third Earl of Devon

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Edward Courtenay

Twenty-Second Great Grandfather

Edward Courtenay married Emeline d'Auney.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 345. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
7. EDWARD COURTENAY, of Godrington, Devon, second son, who d. v. p., having issue by his wife, Lady Emeline, daughter and heiress of Sir John d'Auney, of Modeford Terry, Somerset, and Cheviock, Cornwall

Sir Hugh de Courtenay 1303–1377

Twenty-Third Great Grandfather

Hugh de Courtenay was born on Jul. 12, 1303. Hugh married Margaret de Bohun on Aug. 11, 1325. He passed away on May 2, 1377 at age 73. He was buried in Exeter Cathedral.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 428. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
6. HUGH DE COURTENAY, K.G., second Earl of Devon, second son, d. 1377, who m. 1325, Lady Margaret de Bohun

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Margaret de Bohun 1311–1391

Twenty-Third Great Grandmother

Margaret de Bohun was born on Apr. 3, 1311. Margaret married Hugh de Courtenay on Aug. 11, 1325. She passed away on Dec. 16, 1391 at age 80. She was buried in Exeter Cathedral.

Bigelow, Melville M. "The Bohun Wills." American Historical Review July 1896: 639-44. Web.
Will of Margaret de Courtenay, Countess of Devon, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, and Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of Edward the First. Born about 1310; married to Hugh de Courtenay August 11, 1325; died December 16, 1391.
Translated from a transcript of the original MS. in the Public Record Office, London (2 Rous), specially furnished.1
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I, Margaret de Courtenay, Countess of Devonshire, in good sound life and memory make this my will the 28th day of January, in the year of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ 1390, in this manner. First, I commend my soul to God and to our Lady Saint Mary and to all the saints of heaven, and my body to be buried in the Cathedral Church of Exeter near my lord.2 And I wish that my debts be first paid out of all my goods and chattels which I have on the day of my decease, and that satisfaction be made to all my servants if any of them be in arrear. And I will for my herce and pray my executors that there be no other herce around me except bars to save the people in the press from harm, and two tapers each of five pounds, the one at my head the other at my feet, without torches or other lights or work of carpentry around me. And I wish that on the day of my burial there be distributed among poor men and women £20, and that distribution be made first to women intending to set out for Egypt ['gisauntz en gypsyen']3 and to poor men and women who cannot go ['aler'] to each a groat, and then to my poor tenants the remainder. And I wish to be buried at the end of thirteen weeks, and that each day of the said time there shall be said for the souls of my lord and myself 'placebo et dirige,' and masses. And I bequeath for keeping house for the same time £100;
1 In the margin of the MS., 'Testamentum Domine Margarite Curtenaye Comitisse Devonie matris Domini [Hugonis de Curtenaye, Comitis Devonie].'
2 That is, her husband, who had died thirteen years before. The word here and elsewhere in this will translated 'my lord' is 'Mounsire,' or perhaps 'Mounseigneur'; it is written 'Mounsr.' and 'Monsr.'
3 That is, on pilgrimage. 'Gisauntz,' which can hardly be from 'geter' or 'jeter,' much less from 'giser,' is probably from 'quider' ('cuider'), pres. part. 'quisans,' Eng. 'guess' (compare 'quoth' and 'be-queath'), to be thinking or intending (to go). Skeat says that 'guess' is cognate with A.S. 'gitan,' Eng. 'get,' and that 'guess' at first probably meant 'to try to get.' Etymological Dict. 'Guess.' 'Trying to get to Egypt' would agree with the idea of the gift. Skeat does not mention 'quider.' On bequests for pilgrimages see Sharpe's Calendar of Wills, Introd. II. xxviii.; Bridgett, Our Lady's Dowry, chs. 9, 10.

if anything remains thereof I wish that so much in masses be chanted for my soul by the Friars Minorites of Exeter. And I wish that [memorial of] the day of my death shall be kept on the day after my interment. And I will for the souls of my lord and myself during the first year from my decease ten trentals.1 Item, I bequeath for the souls of my lord and myself to the Friars Minorites of Exeter for chanting seven annual diriges £10. Item, to the Friars Preachers of Exeter for chanting three annuals £4, 10sh. Item, I will for the souls of my lord and myself that one hundred poor men be clothed in coats, hats, shirts ['chemys'],2 and breeches ['breis'] and shoes. Item, I will for the souls of my lord and myself that £200 be distributed among the daughters of knights and gentlemen in aid of their marriage portions and to poor clerks3 to find [for them] at school, of which 100 marks to Margaret daughter of my son Philip de Courtenay, in aid of her marriage.4 Item, I bequeath for the shrine of Saint Albingh' £200. Item, I bequeath for my niece Courtenay of Canonlegh5 60sh. Item, I bequeath to the Abbess of Canonlegh 14sh. 4d. and to each nun ['dame'] there 3sh. 4d. Item, I bequeath to the Prioress of Polslo 13sh. 4d. and to each nun ['dame'] there 3sh. 4d. Item, to the Prioress of Cornworth 13sh. 4d. and to each nun there 3sh. 4d. Item, to the sisters of Ilchester6 13sh. 4d. Item, I bequeath to the Abbot and Convent of Ford7 100sh. and to each monk ['moigne'] there 3sh. 4d. and to each friar ['frere'] there 2sh. Item, I bequeath to the Prior and Convent of Henton Charterhouse 100sh. Item, I bequeath to the Prior of Bearliche and to the canons there 40sh. Item, I bequeath to our Lady of Walsingham my ring with which I was espoused and 40sh. Item, I bequeath to the Friars Preachers of Exeter 40sh. Item, to the Friars Minorites £10. Item, I pray, my very honored son [Archbishop] of Canterbury8 that the said Friars Minorites have £6, 13sh. 4d. to buy off a mark of rent which they carry out of their house yearly.9 Item, to the said friars a silver 'fesour.'10 Item, to brother John Trewynt 100sh. Item, I bequeath to the Bishop
1 That is (it seems) ten times the thirty masses on thirty days, or three hundred masses in as many days.
2 Speaking of the effigy of Richard the First at Fontevraud, as engraved by Stothard, Fairholt (Costume, I. 91) says: 'His tunic is white, and under this appears his camise or shirt.'
3 Clergy.
4 This provision in regard to marriage portions and poor clerks at school recalls the language of the famous Statute of Elizabeth in regard to gifts to charities. 43 Eliz. c. 4. See 1 Jarman, Wills, 200, 6th Am. ed. (Bigelow).
5 Canon Hill, Dorset ?
6 In Somerset.
7 Near Exeter.
8 This is the William de Courtenay before whom Wiclif had been summoned in 1377. He was then Bishop of London.
9 Interest at 10 per cent.
10 Utensil for dressing the vine. Jaubert's Glossaire, 'Fessour, fessoir.' 'Pioche large au milieu de la lame et terminée en pointe.' 'Houe, pioche pour les jardins.' Vayssier's Dict., 'Fessou.' Compare the gift to-day of a silver trowel.

John Ware 60sh. Item, I bequeath to each of the four orders, that is to say, Preachers, Minorites, Carmelites, Austins, 100sh. for their Chapter-general. Item, I bequeath for putting upon the high altar of Crukern1 20sh. Item, [upon] the altar of Colyton, 30sh. Item, upon the altar of Exminster 40sh. Item, upon the altar of the Church of Okehampton 30sh. Item, upon the altar of the Church of Chulmley 30sh. Item, upon the altar of the Church of Plympton 30sh. Item, I bequeath for the repair of the chancel of Colyford 40sh. Item, for the repair of the chancel of Musbury marsh2 40sh. Item, I bequeath to the Cathedral Church of Exeter a pair of basins which were for [washing] the hands of my lord for every day for ministering at the high altar. Item, I bequeath to William my son, Archbishop of Canterbury, a gilt chalice and my missal which I had from Sir William Weston, and my best bed with all the apparel which he may wish to choose, and my diamond which I had from Joan my daughter and 40 marks for a vestment and a silver gilt goblet ['godet'] which I had from my brother of Northampton.3 And I wish that the aforesaid bed, after the decease of my said very honored son, remain in the Priory of Canterbury. Item, I bequeath to my said very honored son a pair of silver basins with the arms of Courtenay on the bottom, with God's blessing and my own. Item, I bequeath to Sir ['Monsire'] John Cobham4 a silver hanap with cover [having the figure] of an eagle. Item, to my daughter Cobham £40. Item, to my daughter Luttrell £40 of that which she owes me and a tablet of wood painted for each day, for the altar,5 and my tablet of Cypress [Ipres work ?] with the [figure of a] hand, and my book called Tristram. Item, to my daughter Dengayne £40 and my two primers, and a book called Artur de Britaigne.6 Item, I bequeath to my son, Earl of Devonshire, all my swans in the town of Toppesham and twelve dishes and twelve saucers of silver and two silver chargers. Item, to my daughter, the countess, his wife £20. Item, I bequeath to my son Philip de Courtenay all my chapel [furnishing] with books, vestments, candlesticks, censers, surplices and all other appurtenances of my said chapel, except what I have otherwise willed by my testament. Item, a silver hanap, covered and gilt, which belonged to the Bishop of Exeter, and a pair of basins enamelled in the bottom with the arms of Hereford and Courtenay quartered. Item, a wagon ['caru'] with all the apparel, at Thurlston. Item, another at Yelton and another at Brodewyndesore,7 and the crucifix which I have carried for my worship and that Richard, his son, shall have it after his descease, with God's blessing and mine. Item, I bequeath to my daughter
1 In Dorset.
2 This was not the only Church-in-the-Marsh; there was a church of Stratford-in-the-Marsh — the Stratford near London. Most of the places just named in the text bear the same names still, and are in Devonshire.
3 William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton.
4 Her son-in-law.
5 See Inventory, ante, p 430 among effects of Eleanor, sister of testatrix.
6 The original, probably, of the romances of King Arthur.
7 Broad Windsor, in Dorset.

Lady Anne Courtenay a ring having a diamond, which I had from herself, [the ring being?] of gold chains,1 and £20. Item, I bequeath to Peter, my son, my red and green bed striped, with all the apparel, together with a Holland quilt ['quntepoynt'] striped with peacock's feathers and red velvet, a pair of sheets of Liège2 linen [figured] with quatrefoils, together with the best coverlet of menever, and a pair of silver basins having the arms of Hereford and Courtenay quartered in the bottom, enamelled, and a wagon ['carru'] with the apparel at 'Esteoker,' with God's blessing and mine. Item, to Sir ['Monsire'] Hugh Luttrell six dishes and six saucers of silver. Item, I bequeath to Richard Courtenay certain silver vessels of the value of £100, and that my very honored son of Canterbury have them in his keeping until he shall be of full age. And if he die under age, that my said very honored son dispose of them for my soul. Item, I bequeath to Hugh, son of the Earl of Devonshire, my little [grand] son, six dishes and six saucers of a sort. Item, I bequeath to Anneys Chamber[n]on3 £l3, 6sh. 8d. and a book of 'Medycynys et Marchasye,' and another book called 'Vices and Virtues,'4 and a book called 'Merlyn.'5 Item, to Alyson Anst 60 shillings. Item, to Margaret Drayton, my little [grand] daughter, £10, the which I have for her in my keeping, and also that she have £20 in the distribution of the £200 aforesaid. Item, I bequeath to the altar of the tomb of my lord and myself six towels having six frounces and twelve other towels, six pieces of linen for the altar, six albs, six amices having the apparel, six chasubles, six stoles together with six fanons, and two cruets of the round sort. Item, I bequeath to Thomas Staneys my beautiful diamond which I had from the queen.6 Item, to Sir Stephen the hermit ['Lermyte']7 of Crukern 40 shillings. Item, to John Radston 100 shillings. Item, to William Bykebury, to stock his lands, £20. Item, I wish that little Richard Hydon have 100 shillings of the £200 aforesaid, and that it be put to increase for him. Item, to Richard Trist 60 shillings (of the £200 aforesaid and that it be put to increase for him).8 Item, to
1 'Un anel ove un dyamaunt qe ieavoye de luy mesmes de Cheynes dor.'
2 A town in modern Belgium.
3 Probably the familiar Devonshire name Champernown, a family settled there before the time of this will (Gentleman's Magazine, III. 156, ed. Gomme), though, strangely enough, not appearing in the Index to Calendarium Cenealogicum.
4 'Vices and Virtues' appears also in the will of Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, post, p. 647. The MS. has been printed by the Early Eng. Text Society, London, 1888, under the title, 'Vices and Virtues, being a soul's confession of its sins with Reason's description of the Virtues. A Middle-English dialogue of about A.D. 1200.' Edited by F. Holthausen.
5 Early Eng. Text Society, Wheatley; also in Geoffrey of Monmouth. And see Ellis, Early English Metrical Romances.
6 Probably Isabella, wife of her uncle, Edward the Second.
7 As to bequests to hermits and anchorites see Sharpe's Calendar of Wills, Introd. II. xxi. Most of the legatees following were probably of the household of the testatrix.
8 The words in parenthesis inserted, 'vacat.'

my monk1 of Donkeswelle 40 shillings. Item, to Sir Henry Brokelond 40 shillings. Item, to Sir John Dodyngton six dishes, six saucers of silver, and my red missal, and a lean colt. Item, to Sir John Stowford 60 shillings. Item, to Sir Laurens Hankyn 100 shillings. Item, to Sir John Hamond 60 shillings. Item, to Sir Nell Brode 40 shillings. Item, to Sir Thomas Attelee 100 shillings. Item, to Sir John Dagnel, parson of Ken, 40 shillings. Item, to Sir Walter [architect ?] of my lord's tomb 60 shillings. Item, to Otis Chambernon 100 shillings and a good colt. Item, to Henry Burton £13, 6sh. 8d. and the best horse-colt which he may wish to choose. Item, to Jankyn Farewey 60 shillings. Item, to William Amadas 60 shillings. Item, to Jankyn Baret 40 shillings. Item, to the Bishop of Exeter the best gold paternoster which I have. Item, to the Abbot of Clyve 60 shillings. Item, to John Roger £10. Item, to John Spore 60 shillings. Item, to Simkin, clerke of the kitchen 100 shillings. Item, to Robert Halle 60 shillings. Item, to Baldwin Haghell 60 shillings. Item, to William Fychet 60 shillings. Item, to John Blessy 100 shillings. Item, to William Rohe 40 shillings. Item, to John Freke 40 shillings. Item, to Richard Baldwin 40 shillings. Item, to Walter Secher 40 shillings. Item, to Roger Thorneston 40 shillings. Item, to Thomasyn Lavandre2 40 shillings. Item, to Alice her handmaid ['damisel'] 13sh. 4d. Item, to John Damisel Gardiner3 of Exminster 13sh. 4d. Item, to William Allen 13sh. 4d. Item, to Thomas Perkyn 20 shillings. Item, to Bertlot 20 shillings. Item, to Walter Squillere 13sh. 4d. Item, to Thomas Love 13sh. 4d. Item, to Andrew Baker 13sh. 4d. Item, to John Hicks 13sh. 4d. Item, to William Typpe 40 shillings of the £200 aforesaid. Item, to William Porter 20 shillings. Item, to Bendbowe 13sh. 4d. Item, to Walter, page of the stable, 13sh.4 Item, to John Matford 13sh. 4d. And I bequeath all the residue of all my goods and chattels not willed in this my testament to my said very honored son the Archbishop of Canterbury to dispose of for my soul. And I make and appoint my said very honored son, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Sir ['Monsire'] John Cobham overseers ['surueyours'] of this my testament to oversee that all my will be accomplished. And for accomplishing this my testament I make and appoint as my executors my very dear sons Philip de Courtenay, Peter de Courtenay, Robert Wylford, Sir John Dodyngton, Otis Chambernoun, and Stephen Denclyve for the performing5 [the same] under the oversight of the said overseers in manner as aforesaid.6
[Probate not given.]
1 With 'mon moigne' compare 'monsire,' in the usage of the time. Both denote intimacy.
2 Tamasin of the laundry, probably.
3 Sic; but not to be taken as a person having three names. 'Gardiner' probably signifies occupation. 'Damisel' is odd.
4 These items, '13sh. 4d.' being a mark, it is probable that there is an omission here of the '4d.'
5 Redundant words.
6 Of the many great estates of the testatrix (Dugdale's Baronage, I. 640, for the list) one, Powderham, near Exeter, brought by her to her husband, is still the seat of the earls of Devon. The present earl, a descendant of one of the younger sons of the testatrix, is Rev. Henry Hugh Courtenay, Rector of Powderham. From the Courtenays, through the Grenvilles of Devon and Cornwall, has descended the distinguished family of Drakes of Ashe and other places in Devon; one of whom, John Drake, of Wiscombe, came to New England in 1630 and settled in Windsor, Connecticut, about 1636. From him, and two others of the Drake family who followed some years later, there are many descendants now living in the United States.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 344. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
6. LADY MARGARET DE BOHUN, sister of Sir William de Bohun, K.G., created Earl of Northampton, and of John and Humphrey, Earls of Hereford and Essex. She d. 15 Richard II.,* having m.† 1325, Sir Hugh Courtenay, K.G., second Earl of Devon, d. 1377, who distinguished himself in arms in the warlike reign of Edward III., and was one of the original members of the Order of Knights of the Garter.
* Her will dated January 28, 1390, given among the "Bohun Wills," American Historical Review, vol. i. 639.
† See her father's will, dated August 11, 1319.

Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons. Web.

Sir Hugh de Courtenay

Twenty-Fourth Great Grandfather

Hugh de Courtenay married Agnes St. John. Hugh passed away on Dec. 23, 1340 in Devon, England. He was buried in Devon.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 428. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
5. SIR HUGH DE COURTENAY, Lord Oakhampton, 1299, created Earl of Devon in 1335, who m. Agnes, daughter of Sir John St. John and sister of Baron St. John, of Basing

Sir Hugh de Courtenay

Twenty-Fifth Great Grandfather

Hugh de Courtenay married Alianore le Despencer.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 428. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
1. Robert de Vere, a Surety for the Magna Charta, Earl of Oxford, lord great chamberlain, had by his wife, Lady Isabel de Bolebec:
2. SIR HUGH DE VERE, Earl of Oxford, lord great chamberlain, d. 1263, had by his wife, Lady Hawyse, daughter of Saher de Quincey, a Magna Charta Surety, Earl of Winchester:
3. LADY ISABEL DE VERE, who m. John de Courtenay, lord of Oakhampton, Devonshire, and had:
4. SIR HUGH DE COURTENAY, lord of Oakhampton, who m. Lady Alianore, sister of Hugh, Earl of Winchester, and daughter of Hugh, Baron le Despencer, justiciary of England, k. at Evesham

Humphrey de Bohun

Twenty-Fourth Great Grandfather

Humphrey de Bohun married Elizabeth on Nov. 14, 1302. Humphrey died on Mar. 16, 1322 in North Yorkshire, England. He was killed in the Battle of Boroughbridge.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 344. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
5. HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, Earl of Hereford and Essex, lord high constable, He was taken prisoner in the Scotch wars and was exchanged for the wife of Robert Bruce, then a captive in England. Subsequently he joined the banner of the insurrectionary Barons, under Lancaster, and was killed at Boroughbridge, March 16, 1321–2. He m. November 14, 1302, Princess Elizabeth, b. 1282, d. 1316, widow of Sir John, Earl of Holland, and daughter of EDWARD I., KING OF ENGLAND, by his first wife, Eleanor of Castile

Elizabeth of Rhuddlan 1282–1316

Twenty-Fourth Great Grandmother

Elizabeth was born on Aug. 7, 1282. She married Humphrey de Bohun on Nov. 14, 1302. She died on May 5, 1316 in Quendon, Essex, England at age 33. She was buried in Essex.

Humphrey de Bohun

Twenty-Fifth Great Grandfather

Humphrey de Bohun married Maud de Fiennes in 1275. Humphrey passed away on Dec. 31, 1298 in Pleshey, Essex, England. He was buried in Essex.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 344. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
4. HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, who succeeded as Earl of Hereford and Essex and lord high constable, d. 1298. He m. Lady Maud, daughter of Ingelram de Fienes

Humphrey de Bohun

Twenty-Sixth Great Grandfather

Humphrey de Bohun married Eleanor de Braose. Humphrey married Joan de Quincy. He died in 1265 while imprisoned in Beeston, Cheshire, England.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 343-44. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
3. HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, eldest son, taken prisoner at Evesham, and d. v. p.* He commanded the infantry at the battle of Evesham, and died in Beeston Castle soon after being imprisoned. He m. Lady Eleanor, daughter and coheiress of William, sixth Baron de Braose, of Brecknock, and coheiress of her mother, Lady Eva, one of the daughters and coheiresses of William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke, and sister of William Marshall, one of the Sureties for the Magna Charta
* See American Historical Review, April and July, 1896, "Bohun Wills" and authorities there cited, and Doyle's "Official Baronage."

Eleanor de Braose

Twenty-Sixth Great Grandmother

Eleanor de Braose married Humphrey de Bohun.

Humphrey de Bohun

Twenty-Seventh Great Grandfather

Humphrey de Bohun married Maud de Lusignan.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 343. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
2. HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, Earl of Hereford and Essex, d. 1274–5. He was a very distinguished person among the rebellious Barons, temp. Henry III. In 47 Henry III. he and other Barons were excommunicated for plundering churches in time of war, and was one of the commanders at the battle of Lewes, and was constituted governor of Goodrich and Winchester Castles. He m. first, Lady Maud, daughter of Raoul, Baron d'Eue, d. s. p. m.

Henry de Bohun

Twenty-Eighth Great Grandfather

Henry de Bohun passed away on Jun. 1, 1220.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 343. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
1. Henry de Bohun, one of the Sureties for the Magna Charta, Earl of Hereford, lord high constable of England, d. 1220, m. Lady Maud, daughter of Geoffrey Fitz-Piers, Baron de Mandeville, first Earl of Essex, lord high justice of England, and sister of Geoffrey de Mandeville, one of the Sureties for the Magna Charta

William Bonville

Twentieth Great Grandfather

William Bonville married Margaret Grey. William was beheaded on Feb. 18, 1461.

Margaret Grey

Twentieth Great Grandmother

Margaret Grey married William Bonville.

Edward I of England 1239–1307

Twenty-Fifth Great Grandfather

Edward was born in 1239 in Westminster, London, England. He married Eleanor on Nov. 1, 1254. He passed away on Jul. 7, 1307 in Burgh by Sands, Cumberland, England. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.


Westminster Abbey, London. 2013.

Eleanor of Castile

Twenty-Fifth Great Grandmother

Eleanor married Edward on Nov. 1, 1254. She passed away in 1290 in England. She was buried in Westminster Abbey.


Westminster Abbey, London. 2013.

Henry III of England 1207–1272

Twenty-Sixth Great Grandfather

Henry was born on Oct. 1, 1207 in Hampshire, England. He married Eleanor on Jan. 14, 1236 at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England. He passed away on Nov. 16, 1272 in Westminster, London, England at age 65. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.


Westminster Abbey, London. 2013.

Eleanor of Provence

Twenty-Sixth Great Grandmother

Eleanor married Henry on Jan. 14, 1236 at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England. She passed away in 1291 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. She was buried in Amesbury.

Giles Jolly 1785–1837

Fourth Great Grandfather

Giles Jolly was baptized on Mar. 7, 1785 in St Newlyn East, Cornwall, England. Giles was buried on Feb. 9, 1837 in Illogan, Cornwall.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1785. Web.
Date: March 7
Parish: Newlyn East
Name: Giles Jolly
Father: Francis
Mother: Elisabeth

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1837. Web.
Date: February 9
Parish: Illogan
Name: Giles Jolly
Age: 53
Residence: Camborne

Francis Jolly 1760–1832

Fifth Great Grandfather

Francis Jolly was baptized on Nov. 5, 1760 in St Newlyn East, Cornwall, England. Francis married Elizabeth Bassett on Nov. 13, 1784 in St Enoder, Cornwall. He was buried on Feb. 18, 1832 in St Newlyn East.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1760. Web.
Date: November 5
Parish: Newlyn East
Name: Francis Jolly
Father: Francis
Mother: Ann

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1832. Web.
Date: February 18
Parish: Newlyn East
Name: Francis Jolly
Age: 72
Residence: Purslane

Ferdinand III of Castile

Twenty-Sixth Great Grandfather

Ferdinand married Joan in 1237 in Burgos, Spain. He passed away on May 30, 1252 in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. He was buried in Seville Cathedral.

William de Braose

Twenty-Seventh Great Grandfather

William de Braose married Eva Marshal. William was hanged on May 2, 1230 in Gwynedd, Wales.

Tout, T. F. The History of England. 1905. 38. Web.
At Easter, Llewelyn took a drastic revenge on the adulterer. He seized William in his own castle at Builth, and on May 2 hanged him on a tree in open day in the presence of 800 witnesses.

Eva Marshal 1203–1246

Twenty-Seventh Great Grandmother

Eva Marshal was born in 1203 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Eva married William de Braose.

John, King of England 1166–1216

Twenty-Seventh Great Grandfather

John was born on Dec. 24, 1166. He married Isabella in 1200 in France. He died in 1216. His death was due to dysentery. He was buried in Worcester Cathedral.

Isabella of Angoulême

Twenty-Seventh Great Grandmother

Isabella married John in 1200 in France. She passed away in 1246 in France. She was buried in Fontevraud Abbey.

Henry II of England 1133–1189

Twenty-Eighth Great Grandfather

Henry was born on Mar. 5, 1133. He married Eleanor on May 18, 1152. He passed away on Jul. 6, 1189 at age 56. He was buried in Fontevraud Abbey.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Twenty-Eighth Great Grandmother

Eleanor married Henry on May 18, 1152. She passed away in 1204. She was buried in Fontevraud Abbey.

Geoffrey Plantagenet 1113–1151

Twenty-Ninth Great Grandfather

Geoffrey was born on Aug. 24, 1113. He married Matilda on Jun. 17, 1128. He died on Sep. 7, 1151 at age 38.

Empress Matilda

Twenty-Ninth Great Grandmother

Matilda married Geoffrey on Jun. 17, 1128. She passed away on Sep. 10, 1167.

Margaret of Huntingdon 1145–1201

Ancestor (5)

Margaret married Humphrey.

Henry of Scotland 1114–1152

Ancestor (4)

Henry married Ada in 1139 in England. He died on Jun. 12, 1152.

Ada de Warenne

Thirtieth Great Grandmother

Ada married Henry in 1139 in England. She passed away in 1178.

David I of Scotland

Ancestor (3)

David passed away on May 24, 1153.

Henry I of England

Thirtieth Great Grandfather

Henry married Matilda on Nov. 11, 1100. He passed away on Dec. 1, 1135 in Normandy, France. He was buried in Berkshire, England.

Matilda of Scotland

Ancestor (3)

Matilda married Henry on Nov. 11, 1100. She died on May 1, 1118. She was buried in Westminster Abbey.


Westminster Abbey, London. 2013.

William the Conqueror

Thirty-First Great Grandfather

William married Matilda. He passed away on Sep. 9, 1087 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France. He was buried in Caen, Calvados, Normandy.

Joan

Twenty-Sixth Great Grandmother

Joan married Ferdinand in 1237 in Burgos, Spain. She passed away on Mar. 16, 1279.

Alfonso IX of León 1171–1230

Twenty-Seventh Great Grandfather

Alfonso was born on Aug. 15, 1171 in Spain. He married Berengaria in 1197. He passed away in 1230 in Sarria, Lugo, Galicia, Spain. He was buried in Galicia.

Malcolm III of Scotland

Ancestor (2)

Malcolm died on Nov. 13, 1093 in Northumberland, England. He was killed in the Battle of Alnwick.

Anne Holman Champion

Fourth Great Grandmother

Anne Holman was baptized on May 28, 1786 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Anne married William Champion on Oct. 27, 1810 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1786. Web.
Date: May 28
Parish: Camborne
Name: Anne Holman
Father: Richard
Mother: Anne

Richard Holman 1758–1827

Fifth Great Grandfather

Richard Holman was baptized on Apr. 14, 1758 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Richard married Anna Beckerleg on Jul. 9, 1785 in Camborne. He was buried on Apr. 5, 1827 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1758. Web.
Date: April 14
Parish: Camborne
Name: Richard Holman
Father: Nicholas

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1827. Web.
Date: April 5
Parish: Camborne
Name: Richard Holman

Anna Beckerleg Holman 1751–1807

Fifth Great Grandmother

Anna Beckerleg was baptized on Aug. 25, 1751 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Anna married Richard Holman on Jul. 9, 1785 in Camborne. She was buried on Jan. 22, 1807 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1751. Web.
Date: August 25
Parish: Camborne
Name: Anna Beckerlegg
Father: Charles

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1807. Web.
Date: January 22
Parish: Camborne
Name: Ann Holman
Husband: Richard

William Troon 1738–1807

Fifth Great Grandfather

William Troon was baptized on Aug. 20, 1738 in Helston, Cornwall, England. William married Elizabeth Vellenoweth on Jun. 12, 1763 in Ludgvan, Cornwall. He was buried on Apr. 11, 1807 in Ludgvan.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1738. Web.
Date: August 20
Parish: Helston
Name: William Troon
Father: Roger

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1807. Web.
Date: April 11
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: William Troon

Elizabeth Vellenoweth Troon 1739–1817

Fifth Great Grandmother

Elizabeth Vellenoweth was baptized on Apr. 15, 1739 in Ludgvan, Cornwall, England. Elizabeth married William Troon on Jun. 12, 1763 in Ludgvan. Elizabeth was buried on Jan. 3, 1817 in Ludgvan.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1817. Web.
Date: January 3
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: Elizabeth Troon
Residence: Ludgvan

Charles Beckerleg 1724–1804

Sixth Great Grandfather

Charles Beckerleg was baptized on Nov. 15, 1724 in Breage, Cornwall, England. Charles married Elizabeth Rowe on Nov. 11, 1744 in Camborne, Cornwall. He was buried on Mar. 24, 1804 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1724. Web.
Date: November 15
Parish: Breage
Name: Charles Beckerleg
Father: William
Mother: Avis

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1804. Web.
Date: March 24
Parish: Camborne
Name: Charles Beckerleg

Elizabeth Rowe Beckerleg 1724–1780

Sixth Great Grandmother

Elizabeth Rowe was baptized on Jun. 7, 1724 in Madron, Cornwall, England. Elizabeth married Charles Beckerleg on Nov. 11, 1744 in Camborne, Cornwall. She was buried on Jan. 16, 1780 in Camborne.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1724. Web.
Date: June 7
Parish: Madron
Name: Elizabeth Rowe
Father: William

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1780. Web.
Date: January 16
Parish: Camborne
Name: Elizabeth Beckerleg

William Beckerleg

Seventh Great Grandfather

William Beckerleg married Avice Prosser on Jul. 25, 1718 in Breage, Cornwall, England. William was buried on Dec. 21, 1779 in Camborne, Cornwall.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1779. Web.
Date: December 21
Parish: Camborne
Name: William Beckerleg

Avice Prosser Beckerleg 1697–1780

Seventh Great Grandmother

Avice Prosser was born on Mar. 14, 1697. Avice was baptized on Mar. 20, 1697 in Breage, Cornwall, England. She married William Beckerleg on Jul. 25, 1718 in Breage. She was buried on Jun. 24, 1780 in Camborne, Cornwall.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1697. Web.
Date: March 20
Parish: Breage
Name: Avis Prosser
Father: Thomas
Mother: Avis
Note: Born March 14

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1780. Web.
Date: June 24
Parish: Camborne
Name: Avice Beckerleg

Charles Beckerleg

Eighth Great Grandfather

Charles Beckerleg married Honour Stodden on Oct. 11, 1684 in Breage, Cornwall, England. Charles was buried on Jan. 29, 1728 in Madron, Cornwall.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1728. Web.
Date: January 29
Parish: Madron
Name: Charles Beckerleg

Honour Stodden Beckerleg

Eighth Great Grandmother

Honour Stodden married Charles Beckerleg on Oct. 11, 1684 in Breage, Cornwall, England. She was buried on May 21, 1731 in Madron, Cornwall.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1731. Web.
Date: May 21
Parish: Madron
Name: Honour Beckerleg

Thomas Tremelling 1805–1836

Fourth Great Grandfather

Thomas Tremelling was baptized on Apr. 7, 1805 in Phillack Cornwall, England. Thomas married Honor Polkinghorne on May 24, 1828 in Phillack. He was buried on Aug. 21, 1836 in Phillack.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1805. Web.
Date: April 7
Parish: Phillack
Name: Thomas Tremelling
Father: Humphrey
Mother: Ann

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1836. Web.
Date: August 21
Parish: Phillack
Name: Thomas Tremelling
Age: 31
Residence: Copperhouse

Humphry Tremelling 1775–1839

Fifth Great Grandfather

Humphry Tremelling was baptized on May 28, 1775 in St Erth, Cornwall, England. Humphry married Ann Simons on Feb 28, 1805 in Phillack, Cornwall. He was buried on Mar. 17, 1839 in Phillack.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1775. Web.
Date: May 28
Parish: St. Erth
Name: Humphery Tremellin
Father: James
Mother: Jane

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1839. Web.
Date: March 17
Parish: Phillack
Name: Humphry Tremelling
Age: 65
Residence: Bodriggy

James Tremellin

Sixth Great Grandfather

James Tremellin was baptized on Sep. 1, 1751 in St Erth, Cornwall, England. James married Jane Row on May 22, 1769 in Madron, Cornwall.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1751. Web.
Date: September 1
Parish: St. Erth
Name: James Tremillin
Father: James
Mother: Frances

James Tremelling

Seventh Great Grandfather

James Tremelling married Frances Blight on Oct. 6, 1740 in St Erth, Cornwall, England. James was buried on Sep. 6, 1780 in St Erth.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1780. Web.
Date: September 6
Parish: St. Erth
Name: James Tremelling

Frances Blight Tremelling 1719–1800

Seventh Great Grandmother

Frances Blight was baptized on Jan. 28, 1719 in St Erth, Cornwall, England. Frances married James Tremelling on Oct. 6, 1740 in St Erth. She was buried on Oct. 24, 1800 in St Erth.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1719. Web.
Date: January 28
Parish: St. Erth
Name: Frances Blight
Father: James

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1800. Web.
Date: October 24
Parish: St. Erth
Name: Frances Tremelling
Note: Widow

Joanna Mason Benjamin

Seventh Great Grandmother

Joanna Mason married James Woodruff. Joanna married Herrick Benjamin on Nov. 20, 1771. She passed away in 1812.

History of the First Presbyterian Church. Morristown, 1885. 20. Web.
Benjamin, Herrick; died or buried 18 Aug. 1789, aet. 70.
Joanna Woodruff; married 20 Nov. 1771; died or buried 23 July 1812, aet. 90.

Francis Jolly 1713–1793

Sixth Great Grandfather

Francis Jolly was baptized on Apr. 7, 1713 in St Newlyn East, Cornwall, England. Francis married Ann Holliday on May 5, 1751 in St Newlyn East. He was buried on Sep. 10, 1793 in St Newlyn East.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1713. Web.
Date: April 7
Parish: Newlyn East
Name: Francis Jolly
Father: Francis
Mother: Mary

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1793. Web.
Date: September 10
Parish: Newlyn East
Name: Francis Jolly

Hannah Guion Fowler

Eighth Great Grandmother

Hannah Guion married Joseph Fowler.

Stufflebean, Debra Guiou, comp. "Descendants of Louis Guion, Ecuyer." May 2017: 44. Kansas Writer. Web.
HANNAH GUION Dau of Margaret Suire
m. Joseph Fowler

Aman Guion 1690–1760

Ninth Great Grandfather

Aman Guion married Margaret Suire. Aman married Elizabeth Samson. He passed away in 1760 in New York.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXIX. 1897. 403. Web.
In the name of God, Amen, September 14, 1757. I, AMAN GUION, of New Rochelle, blacksmith, being in good health. I leave to my wife Elizabeth a negro woman, "Mugg," Also the whole and sole use of all my estate, real and personal, during the time she remains my widow, and no longer. I leave to my son Aman £30. To my daughter Elizabeth £24 10s. To my daughter Susanah, widow of John Sandrine, £11 10s. I leave to my sons, Elias, Benjamin, and Esai, all that house and lot where I now dwell, containing 14 acres of land and meadow, at New Rochelle, after my wife's decease or marriage, and they are to pay the legacies. All the movable estate that is left at the death or marriage of my wife I leave to my 3 sons, Elias, Benjamin, and Esai, and my daughters, Elizabeth and Susanah. I make my wife executor.
Witnesses, John Angevin, James Resley, Robert Rolfe. Proved, June 7, 1760.

O'Callaghan, E. B. "The List of the Towne of New Rochelle." The Documentary History of the State of New-York. Vol. III. Albany, 1850. 946. Web.
XBr 9th 1710
Ammon Guion, Aged 20

Stufflebean, Debra Guiou, comp. "Descendants of Louis Guion, Ecuyer." May 2017: 43. Kansas Writer. Web.
Aman's Bible includes the date of death for Naigre "Fransoi" 27 June 1746

Chadeayne, Philip. Web.

Margaret Suire Guion

Ninth Great Grandmother

Margaret Suire married Aman Guion.

Stufflebean, Debra Guiou, comp. "Descendants of Louis Guion, Ecuyer." May 2017: 44. Kansas Writer. Web.
dau of Jean & Anne Suire; Huguenots from St. Seurin de Mortagne

Louis Guion

Tenth Great Grandfather

Louis Guion married Thomasse Le Fourestier in 1685 in Cozes, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXVII. 1895. 85-86. Web.
In the name of God, Amen, the 8th of October, 1725. I, Lewis Guion, Sr., of New Rochelle, being sick and weak. After payment of debts, I leave to my son Lewis, the sum of 10 shillings, to be levied and paid out of my movable estate. To my wife Tamasen, I leave the use of my movable estate. If anything remains after her death, then to my sons, Lewis, Isaac, and Amon. And I make my wife sole executor.
Witnesses, Isaac Contin, John Cuer, Silvanus Palmer. Proved, November 23, 1732. The widow Tamasen, having died without having proved the will, Letters of Administration are granted to sons Isaac and Amon, "The said Lewis Guion having died some short time after making his will."

O'Callaghan, E. B. "The List of the Towne of New Rochelle." The Documentary History of the State of New-York. Vol. III. Albany, 1850. 946. Web.
XBr 9th 1710
Lewis Guion Senr, Aged 56

Chadeayne, Philip. Web.

Thomasse Le Fourestier Guion

Tenth Great Grandmother

Thomasse Le Fourestier married Louis Guion in 1685 in Cozes, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

Eva Lee House Shipe 1897–1984

Great-Grandmother

Eva Lee House was born on Aug. 10, 1897 in Stevenson, Alabama. Eva married Charles Mann on Feb. 8, 1916 in Arkansas. Eva married Patrick Nunan on Mar. 23, 1923 in Arkansas and divorced on Jun. 23, 1938 in Arkansas. Eva married Joseph Albert Shipe on Apr. 23, 1942 in Detroit. She passed away on May 21, 1984 in Detroit at age 86. She was buried in the Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1900 Effie L Hause 02 Fackler, Jackson, Alabama GA AL
1910 Eva Hause 12 Maxey, Crawford, Arkansas GA AL
1920 Ivy Mann 31 Breckenridge, Jackson, Arkansas
1930 Eva L Neuman 32 Hill, Pulaski, Arkansas GA IN
1940 Eva Nunan 42 Seamstress, WPA Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Rogers, Karen Lee. "House Family." GeoCities. 1997. Web.
Eva Lee married first to Charles Virgel Mann

Mercy Denton Sackett

Eighth Great Grandmother

Mercy Denton became a Whitehead in 1672. Mercy married Thomas Betts on Apr. 3, 1683 in New York. She married Joseph Sackett in 1711.

The Family Record [Newburgh] Jan. 1897. Web.
CAPT. JOSEPH SACKETT, of Newtown, Long Island, N. Y., married, about 1678, Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Richard Betts. ... For his third wife he married Mercy, widow of Capt. Thomas Betts

The Family Record [Newburgh] Feb. 1897. Web.
Mrs. Mercy Whitehead Betts, who became the third wife of Capt. Joseph Sackett, was the daughter of Major Daniel Whitehead, of Jamaica, and Abigail, daughter of Thomas Stephenson. Major Whitehead served several years in the magistracy of Queens County and was a member of the Colonial Assembly of the province from 1691 until his death in 1704.
When in 1711 Capt. Joseph Sackett and widow Mercy Betts were married, the former was 55 years of age and had eleven children, while the latter was about 48 and had nine children, making an even score. Each had a daughter Abigail, each had a son Richard, and each had a daughter Elizabeth. Sixteen of the number married and had children, and nearly all the sons, as well as the husbands of the daughters, became men of prominence in their day and generation; while among their descendants have been Governors of States, Cabinet Officers, Bishops, Judges, Generals and Ministers of the United States to the principal Courts of Europe.

Daniel Denton

Ninth Great Grandfather

Daniel Denton was born in Yorkshire, England. Daniel married Abigail Stevenson and divorced in 1672. He married Hannah Leonard on Apr. 24, 1676 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He passed away in 1703 in New York.

Royster, Paul. Daniel Denton. Lincoln: U of Nebraska, 1984. 1-5. Web.
Daniel Denton, son of the first Presbyterian minister in America, wrote a promotional tract in 1670 to encourage English settlement of territories lately seized from the Dutch. Denton’s A Brief Description of New‐York gives an account of the geographical features and general economy of the country surrounding New York, relates some customs of the native inhabitants, and offers incentives and advice to prospective settlers.
Denton was born around 1626 in Yorkshire, England, son of Helen Windlblank and the Reverend Richard Denton. In the 1640s he accompanied his father to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and eventually Long Island. In 1650 he was made town clerk of Hempstead, where his father was pastor, and in 1656 he held the same position in the town of Jamaica. When his father removed to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Denton remained on Long Island, and in 1664 he became one of the grantees of a patent at Elizabethtown, New Jersey. In 1665 and 1666 he served as justice of the peace in New York. Around 1659, Denton married Abigail Stevenson, who bore three children, and from whom he was divorced in 1672. The two elder children, Daniel and Abigail, remained with their father, while the infant daughter, Mercy, accompanied her mother, who subsequently remarried. Denton left New York for England in 1670 (which may have occasioned his divorce), and there he evidently participated in settlement enterprises and possibly in the newly acquired (by the English) fur trade.
A Brief Description of New‐York: Formerly Called New‐Netherlands is a twenty‐five‐page pamphlet describing the topography, climate, soil, fauna and flora, settlements, crops, products, trades and occupations of the area between the Hudson and Delaware rivers, including Manhattan Island, Staten Island, and Long Island. Denton also included in his pamphlet some anecdotal relations of Indian customs and society. Quite understandably, he did not describe the Indians as a threatening presence, noting that “it hath been generally observed, that where the English come to settle, a Divine Hand makes way for them: by removing or cutting off the Indians, either by Wars one with the other, or by some raging mortal Disease.” Likewise, Denton gave little attention to the Dutch inhabitants of New York, other than to remark how much more effective British force would be in controlling the Indians.
The recurrent theme of Denton’s tract is the New World’s availability of land, and it lays its greatest stress on the material advantages and opportunities of colonial life: “here any one may furnish himself with land, and live rent‐free, yea, with such a quantity of land, that he may weary himself with walking over his fields of Corn, and all sorts of Grain.” The pamphlet’s strongest appeal is to “those which Fortune hath frowned upon in England, to deny them an inheritance amongst their Brethren, . . . [who] may procure here inheritances of land and possessions, stock themselves with all sorts of Cattel, enjoy the benefit of them whilst they live, and leave them to the benefit of their children when they die.” Denton identified America (specifically New York) with this particular trajectory of success, and his tract represents an early prototype of the myth of American soil as the “land of opportunity”: “How many poor people in the world would think themselves happy, had they an Acre or two of Land, whilst here is hundreds, nay thousands of Acres, that would invite inhabitants.”
Denton’s pamphlet reflects other characteristic colonial attitudes as well—most notably a sense of the self‐reliant egalitarian flavor of American society, “where a Waggon or Cart gives as good content as a Coach, and a piece of their home‐made Cloth, better than the finest Lawns or richest Silks,” and a typically Puritan reference to America as the new Promised Land: “I must needs say, that if there be any terrestrial Canaan, ‘tis surely here, where the Land floweth with milk and honey.” Denton was anxious in this last passage to be understood in a literal as well as typological sense, and indeed the secular note dominates throughout the tract. Denton’s early vision of the westward expansion of English culture and his mode of representing the American wilderness as an agrarian frontier were well on their way to becoming conventional tropes in a formalized rhetoric of the New World. Denton’s book exemplifies the migration of ideas from New England southward and westward across the continent, and also the capacity of those ideas to adapt and develop in response to local circumstances.
After A Brief Description of New‐York, Denton published nothing more. He returned to America in 1673, settling in Piscataway in East Jersey, where he was appointed magistrate. The next year, however, he removed to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he taught school and served as the town recorder. In 1676 he married Hannah Leonard by whom he had six children—Hannah, Samuel, Sarah, Elizabeth, Thomas, and Alice. He returned to Jamaica, New York, in 1684, became county clerk of Queens County in 1689, and died intestate in 1703.

Abigail Stevenson Whitehead

Ninth Great Grandmother

Abigail Stevenson married Daniel Denton and divorced in 1672. Abigail married Daniel Whitehead in 1672 in Jamaica, Long Island, New York. She was buried on Oct. 15, 1717 in Jamaica.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXV. 1893. 396-99. Web.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel Whitehead, of Jamaica, in Queens County. I leave to my son, Jonathan Whitehead, besides what I have formerly given him by deed, all my lands, tenements, and appurtenances in Jamaica, between the mill and Wellins path, lying westward of the mill, to John Okeys land, and southwest so far as my land runs. And also all my land on Cow neck in the Town of Hempstead. And all that my ¼ part of the mill standing on Gildersleve Creek, in said neck. And also all my meadow on the Old Town neck, in Jamaica, except that meadow I purchased of Mr. Anthony Waters, deceased, with all the hereditaments, To him my son Jonathan and his heirs, and in default of issue, then to my son Thomas Whitehead and his heirs. I also give to my son Jonathan, my negro man Joe. I leave to my loving wife, Abigail, my dwelling house I now live in, with the land adjoining, bounded on the south by the road to the ferry, on the west by Thomas Smith, north by Anthony Waters, And so much of my meadow as she shall have occasion for, during her life, and after her decease to my son Thomas and his heirs, and in default of such, then to my son Jonathan. I leave to my wife, my negro woman Mary, for life, and then to my daughter Deborah, wife of Thomas Hicks. I leave also to my son Thomas, all that my lot of land lying in the town of Jamaica, by the land of Colonel Henry Filkin; Also all my land on Stewards neck and Quarelsome neck, in Jamaica; Also the lot of land Thomas Chambers now lives on, and my other three lots of land lying by the same, within the bounds of the Township of Flushing; Also all that my lot of land lying as well within as without the Long neck fence in Jamaica; As also all my meadow in Long neck, And all my land and meadow in Hewtree neck, in the bounds of Jamaica, with all the privileges, etc., And also my Indian boy named Cupid. I leave to my grand son, Whitehead Hicks, the second son of my son in law, Thomas Hicks, the husband of my daughter Deborah, all that my land and meadow lying and being within the bounds and Township of Flushing, except the four 20 acre lots given to my son Thomas, To him and his heirs, and in default of such heirs, then to my daughter Deborah and her heirs. I leave to my son in law, Anthony Waters, the present husband of my daughter Elizabeth, all that land now in the possession of my brother, Daniel Whitehead, lying on the east side of the Plain run, joining to Hempstead bounds, That is to say, after the death of my said brother; And also all that my meadow lying in Old Town neck in Jamaica, which I bought of his father, Mr. Anthony Waters, deceased; And also all that my lot of land on the Hills in Jamaica, which was formerly Joseph Thurstons, deceased, To him and his heirs. I leave to my daughter Mary, widow of Thomas Burroughs, all my land at a place called Quaspack, in Orange County, up Hudson river, with all the privileges, during her life, and then to her daughter, Mary Burroughs, and to her heirs. I leave to my son in law, Jacob Doughty, the husband of my daughter Amy, £50. I leave to my wife Abigail, one third of all goods and chattels and the rest to my children above mentioned and to Mercy, wife of Thomas Betts. I leave to my friend, John Hubbard, all that my ⅓ of meadow lying at Oldfields Island, which I bought with my brother, Thomas Oakley, and John Bayley, with all the rights thereto belonging, during the time of his continuance in the work of the ministry in this town of Jamaica, and if he continue in the ministry here till his death, then to his heirs, but if not then to my son Jonathan. I give to the town of Jamaica the sum of £20, towards the maintenance of a Grammar School, for the education of youths within the said town; to be paid in three years after my decease, if there be such a school erected in said town. If not, then it is to be put at interest for three years longer, but if the school is not then established, then to go to my heirs. I leave to my brother, David Whitehead, £20. To Jonathan, son of Jonathan Stevenson, of Norwalk, Connecticut, deceased, £20. I give the £30 which is due to me from the estate of my son in law Daniel Denton, unto his children, and to Gabriel Loffe; "begotten upon the body of Deborah Loffe, the present wife of Gabriel Loffe;" viz., to Daniel Denton, Abigail Denton and Deborah Denton, and to Abigail and Mary Stebbins daughters of Benjamin and Abigail Stebbins, my son and daughter in law. I leave to Catharine, daughter of my brother, David Whitehead, two cows. All the rest of my lands, whether in Queens County or in Nissequogue [Smithtown] in Suffolk County, or elsewhere, are to be sold by my executors. I appoint my wife and son Jonathan executors, and I leave to my loving friends, Thomas Stevenson and Lieutenant Thomas Smith, each £5, and make them overseers.
Dated November 13, 1703. Witnesses, Andrew Gibb, J. Lenoir, S. Clowes.
Codicil. I also give to my daughter Mary, widow of Thomas Burroughs, all that my certain lot of land in Jamaica town, next to the house and lot of Colonel Filkin, containing 2 acres, to her and her heirs and assigns. I also give to my daughter Amy, wife of Jacob Doughty, all that my certain house and lot in Jamaica now in tenure of Samuel Resau. I leave to Mercy, wife of Thomas Betts, £50.
Dated December 9, 1703. Witnesses, John Foreman, S. Clowes, David Waters. Proved in Jamaica, October 30, 1704.
[Note.—The land at Quaspeck is now Rockland Lake in Rockland Co. Mary Burroughs married Brinley Sylvester.—W. S. P.]

Wolfe, Janet Chevalley, and Robert Wolfe. "Notes for Daniel Whitehead and Abigail Stevenson." U of Michigan. Web.
Daniel Denton returned to New York to find that his wife Abigail was pregnant. She admitted infidelity, naming Daniel Whitehead of Jamaica (son of Daniel) as the father. At the Court of Sessions in June 1672, she stood "accused for her incontinency, and committing Adultery in ye absence of her Husband, then about his Occasions in Europe." The lower court sent the case up to Governor Francis Lovelace and his Council, from whom Daniel obtained a bill of absolute divorce on 16 June 1672. On the first Wednesday of October (5 October 1672), Mrs. Denton petitioned the New York General Court of Assizes concerning remarriage. Expressing a great sense of grief and sorrow for her miscarriage against her "late" husband, she had undergone the censure of the law. But she pointed out that since the divorce he was at liberty to remarry. Citing the temptations of a single life, and the need of support for herself and three children on five shillings a week plus what she could earn, she pleaded that in a short time she would become a charge of the town. For that reason she asked permission to remarry. The court acceded, and that same month Abigail married Daniel Whitehead

Richard Denton

Tenth Great Grandfather

Richard Denton was born in Yorkshire, England.

Davis, John A. "The Beginning of the American Presbyterian Church." The Presbyterian and Reformed Review. Vol. VII. Philadelphia, 1896. 68. Web.
Rev. Richard Denton was born in Yorkshire, England, 1586, of good and honored parents. He graduated from Cambridge, 1623, and for at least seven years after was pastor of the Presbyterian chapel (Coley) at Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

Memory House

Great-Great-Grandfather

Memory House was born in Georgia. Memory married Elizabeth Wilson on Feb. 21, 1884 in Alabama.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1860 Memory D House 03 Chattooga Valley, Chattooga, Georgia GA GA
1870 Memory B House 12 Georgia GA GA
1880 M House 24 Farmer Livingston, Floyd, Georgia GA GA
1900 Memory D Hause 43 Fackler, Jackson, Alabama
1910 M D Hause 53 Farmer Maxey, Crawford, Arkansas GA GA

Elizabeth Wilson House

Great-Great-Grandmother

Elizabeth Wilson was born in Tennessee. Elizabeth married Memory House on Feb. 21, 1884 in Alabama.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1870 Absily E Wilson 02 Tennessee TN AL
1880 Apsy E Wilson 12 Alabama TN AL
1900 Bettie E Hause 33 Fackler, Jackson, Alabama TN AL
1910 Lizzie Hause 42 Maxey, Crawford, Arkansas AL AL

Memory House

Third Great Grandfather

Memory House was born in Georgia.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1860 Memory House 40 Farm Laborer Chattooga Valley, Chattooga, Georgia
1870 Memory F House 60 Georgia

Lydia Walraven House

Third Great Grandmother

Lydia Walraven was born in Georgia. Lydia married Thomas Middleton on Dec. 12, 1841 in Georgia. She married Memory House.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1860 Lilly C House 33 Chattooga Valley, Chattooga, Georgia
1870 Lydia C House 47 Georgia

Jacobs, Johnny. Genealogy. 12 Sept. 2002. Web.
Thomas Middleton and Lilly Walraven married Floyd Co., Ga Dec 12, 1841

Memory House

Fourth Great Grandfather

Memory House was born in Georgia. Memory married Susanah Gunnels in Georgia.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1850 Memory House 52 Alabama
1880 Memory House 83 Retired Farmer Livingston, Floyd, Georgia GA GA

Susanah Gunnels House

Fourth Great Grandmother

Susanah Gunnels was born in Georgia. Susanah married Memory House in Georgia.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1850 Susan House 45 Alabama

Burrell House

Fifth Great Grandfather

Burrell House was born in North Carolina. Burrell married Edith Forester on Dec. 26, 1797 in Georgia.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1850 Burrell House 90 Miller Georgia

Edith Forester House

Fifth Great Grandmother

Edith Forester was born in North Carolina. Edith married Burrell House on Dec. 26, 1797 in Georgia.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1850 Edy House 80 Georgia

Thomas Wilson

Third Great Grandfather

Thomas Wilson was born in Tennessee. Thomas married Margaret Blansett on Sep. 2, 1866 in Alabama.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1850 Thomas Wilson 04 Alabama TN TN
1860 Thomas Wilson 13 Alabama TN TN
1870 Thomas Wilson 25 Tennessee
1880 Thomas Wilson 33 Farmer Alabama TN NC
1900 Thomas Wilson 57 ✔️ Farmer Fackler, Jackson, Alabama TN TN

Margaret Blansett Wilson 1840–1906

Third Great Grandmother

Margaret Blansett was born on Oct. 9, 1840 in Alabama. Margaret married Thomas Wilson on Sep. 2, 1866 in Alabama. She passed away on Jan. 16, 1906 at age 65. She was buried in the Long Acre Cemetery in Stevenson, Alabama.


Ballard, T. Find A Grave. Web.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1870 Margaret Wilson 25 Tennessee
1880 Margaret Wilson 35 Alabama IL KY
1900 Margret Wilson 61 Fackler, Jackson, Alabama TN TN

Young Wilson

Fourth Great Grandfather

Young Wilson married Absley Jacobs on Jan. 10, 1840 in Tennessee.

Branch: CSA Unit: 55th Regiment, Alabama Infantry Volunteers
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.
Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1840 Young Willson Tennessee
1850 Young Wilson 30 Laborer Alabama
1860 Young Wilson 40 Farmer Alabama

United States. Census. 1840. Web.
State: Tennessee
County: White
Head of Family: Young Willson
Males: 1
15 to 20: Young Willson, 1820
Females: 1
15 to 20: Absley Willson, 1820

Absley Jacobs Wilson

Fourth Great Grandmother

Absley Jacobs was born in North Carolina. Absley married Young Wilson on Jan. 10, 1840 in Tennessee. She passed away on Oct. 1, 1902 in Indiana.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1850 Absala Wilson 31 Alabama
1860 Apsly Wilson 40 Alabama
1870 Absily Wilson 48 Tennessee
1880 Absley Wilson 60 Lafayette, Madison, Indiana NC NC
1900 Absaly Wilson 80 ✔️ Alexandria, Madison, Indiana NC NC

William John Champion

Maternal Grandfather

William John Champion passed away at home.

Branch: USAAF Rank: TSgt

Champion, Arvada Cemetery. 2011.

"Biographical Note." Stanley E. Morse Architectural Records. Denver Public Library. Web.
William J. Champion received his B.S. in architecture and planning from the University of Denver (1952). He first worked as an engineering draftsman for Gardner-Denver, Colorado (1938-1941) before wartime service as an aerial photographer and photographic laboratory chief with the Army Air Corps (1941-1945). Like Dion, Champion also worked for a number of different architectural firms in Colorado (including Stanley E. Morse, 1959-1960), as a draftsman, field supervisor or designer before joining with Morse and Dion as a full partner in 1963. The architectural offices for Morse, Dion & Champion were once located in a building that Morse had designed and constructed at 526 Cherokee Street, Denver, Colorado. The practice closed after Morse's death in 1968.

Champion, William J. MS.
Technical Sergeant, William J. Champion 2084282 formerly of 135 Cedar st. (5707 Saulsbury) Arvada, enlisted as a private, May 3, 1939, in the 120th Observation Squadron (U.S. Army Air Corps) Colorado National Guard. This unit was inducted into Federal Service Jan 5, 1941 and attached to the 1st Cavalry Division*, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas where the unit was stationed at near by Biggs Field. By mid 1942 a large new base was completed and Biggs Field became a 2nd Air Force B-24 base under the 1st Bomber Command. The 120th was reorganised and Champion was transferred to the 306th Air Base Squadron where he became Chief of the Base Photographic Section. Duties consisted of both aerial and ground photography, simulated camera bombing, bomb spotting and aerial gunnery as well as administrative duties consistent with the function of an Air Force Photographic unit, primarily a 3rd phase bombing and gun-camera training facility. Except for brief periods of detached service, Champion remained in this assignment throughout the war, honourably discharged in Oct. 1945 he returned to Arvada. In spring of 1946 Champion was the first student to enroll in the School of Architecture of the University of Denver, continued his service and served for two years in the post war Air National Guard stationed at Buckley Field.
*the only remaining fully horse mounted Cavalry Division in the Army

Champion, William John. 1995. MS.
It was, at times, a crazy war, even in Arvada. In the spring of 1941 Champion received a somewhat stern letter, addressed to; Corporal William John Champion, 120th Obs. Sqdn., U. S. Air Corps, Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas, from The Arvada Draft Board. The letter demanded an explanation as to why subject “Corporal” had failed to register for the draft. A somewhat amused and bewildered Corporal obtained the First Sergeant’s permission to take the matter up with his Commanding Officer, Col. Harrison Wellman, who ordered that the letter be “disposed of in an appropriate manner.” Champion smartly saluted with a tongue-in-cheek “Yes Sir, thank you Sir.” The order was carried out with considerable ceremony and traditional Air Corps elan, the details of which are best left to the imagination of the reader.
P. S. Looking back over those fifty-four years I often wish I had saved that letter.

Colorado. Deaths. 2011. Print.
01 Name: William J. Champion
02 Sex: Male
03 Death Date: July 6
05 Age: 94
06 Birth Date: Dec. 31, 1916
07 Birth Place: Arvada, Colorado
08 US Armed Forces: Yes
09 Death Place: 9161 West 66th Avenue, Arvada, Jefferson County
10 Occupation: Architect
11 Marital Status: Widowed
12 Spouse: Nellie Garlick
17 Father: Richard J. Champion
18 Mother: Laura Jolly
19 Granddaughter: Jane Wright-Fair
20 Burial: Arvada Cemetery, Arvada, Colorado
23 Death Time: 9:30 AM
34 Cause A: Heart Failure
34 Cause B: Critical Aortic Stenosis
34 Cause C: Hypertension & Coronary Artery Disease
35 Autopsy: No

Feiss, Carl. Letter. 25 Aug. 1948. MS. University of Denver, Colorado.
Dear Mr. Champion:
I am very pleased to be able to inform you that after having examined your academic records and your letters of recommendation, we shall be very happy to accept you as a regular student in the School of Architecture and Planning and to have you enroll for the Freshman class of 1948-49. I am informing the Office of Admissions of this. We look forward to having you register with us in September 1948.

Feiss, Carl. Letter. 29 Jan. 1946. MS. University of Denver, Colorado.
Dear Mr. Champion:
Your letter indicating an interest in receiving architectural training and work toward an architectural degree has been received, and is greatly appreciated.
It is only through such letters as yours that it will be possible for us at the University of Denver to judge the need for an Architectural School in Denver.
We are now studying the possibilities and I hope to give you an answer as to whether or not we will be able to serve you within the next two months. In the meantime, please be assured that your name has been added to the list of applicants for information and that you will be kept in close touch with the developments.
I would be very happy to see you and discuss your personal interests in an architectural education at any time.

Honorable Discharge from the National Guard. Denver, 1948. Print.
William John Champion Colorado Air National Guard as a testimonial of honest and faithful service, is hereby Honorably Discharged from the National Guard of Colorado and the National Guard of the United States.
01 Name: William J. Champion
02 Serial: 20841282
03 Grade: T/Sgt
04 Arm or Service: AF
05 Organization: Hq & Hq Sq, 86th Ftr Wg
06 Separation Date: 22 Nov 1948
07 Separation Place: Buckley Field, Denver, Colorado
08 Address: 135 Cedar Street
09 Birth Date: 31 Dec 1916
10 Birth Place: Arvada, Colorado
11 Civilian Occupation: Eng. Draftsman
12 Dependents: Two
13 Eyes: Brown
14 Hair: Brown
15 Height: 5 ft 7 in
16 Weight: 189 lb
17 Citizen: Yes
18 Race: White
19 Status: Married
20 Enlistment: 29 Jun 1946
21 Military Occupation: Intelligence Spec. (631)
25 Character: Excellent
28 Prior Service: AUS, AC from 7 May 1939 to 3 Nov 1945
30 Longevity: 9 yr 7 mo 10 da

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Grand Coulee Dam. 1983. Print.
This Certifies That William J. Champion Architect worked on the Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Project

United States. War Department. Military Training Certificate. 1936. Print.
William J. Champion has attended the Basic Course of Instruction, Infantry Arm, at the Citizens' Military Training Camp held under the auspices of the War Department of the United States at Ft. Logan. Colo. from July second to thirty first, one thousand nine hundred and thirty six.

U of Denver, 1952. Print.
The University of Denver on the nomination of The Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences has admitted William John Champion to the Degree of Bachelor of Architecture and Planning with all the Rights, Honors, and Privileges here and everywhere appertaining to that Degree
Given at the City of Denver, in the State of Colorado on the fourteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-two

Nellie Mary Garlick Champion


Champion, Arvada Cemetery. 2011.

"Champion-Garlick." 23 Oct. 1941. Print.
Miss Nellie Garlick of the Loberg apartments and William Champion of 135 Cedar street, were united in marriage last Wednesday evening, October 15, at seven o'clock in St. Martin's chapel of St. John's Cathedral in Denver, by Canon Reverend Harry Watts, B. D. They were attended by Miss Frances Garlick, sister of the bride, and Hadley Easten of Denver. The bride wore a blue velvet suit with wine accessories and carried a white Bible and gardenias. Her attendant wore wine velvet with beige accessories and wore a corsage of yellow roses. Mrs. Champion is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Garlick of Denver. She is a graduate of Arvada high school and is now employed by the Telephone company in Denver. Mr. Champion is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Champion of 135 Cedar street. He attended the Arvada schools and is now stationed at Biggs Field, Texas, where he is a Corporal in the Colorado National Guard and is engaged in arial photography. Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served the wedding party at Boggio's, in Denver. On Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Richard Champion entertained at a wedding reception honoring the newlywads. About sixty guests attended.

Colorado. Deaths. 2002. Web.
01 Name: Nellie M. Champion
02 Sex: F
03 Death Date: January 27
05 Age: 82
06 Birth Date: February 19, 1919
07 Birth Place: Denver, Colorado
09 Death Place: Hospice of St. John, Lakewood, Jefferson County
11 Marital Status: Married
12 Spouse: William J. Champion
17 Father: Harry M. Garlick
18 Mother: Nellie Comfort
19 Informant: Husband
20 Burial: Arvada Cemetery, Arvada, Colorado
23 Death Time: 2:45 AM
34 Cause A: Respiratory Failure
34 Cause B: Bronchiolitis Organizing Pneumonia
35 Autopsy: No

Jefferson County Public Schools, 1970. Print.
Division of Adult Education
Be It Known That Mrs. Nillie Champion Has Satisfactorily Completed The Prescribed Course I. B. M. Keypunch From January 5 To March 9
Completed: Programming for the 029 and 059 Machines.
Basic reading of instructions for invoices and a Payroll Summary. Became adapted to reading forms, invoices and etc.
Was a very hard working student, and averaged approx. 5400 strokes per hour

Harry Mellor Garlick 1891–1954

Great-Grandfather

Harry Mellor Garlick was born on Mar. 10, 1891 in Central City, Colorado. He married Helen Mary Comfort on Aug. 6, 1914 in Central City, Colorado. He married Mae Jones on Mar. 15, 1922 in Denver, Colorado. He passed away on Apr. 24, 1954 in Denver at age 63. He was buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Garlick, Crown Hill Cemetery. 2011.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1910 Harry M Garlick 20 Telephone Manager Hot Sulphur Springs, Grand, Colorado GB WI
1920 Harry Garlic 29 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado
1930 Harry M Garlick 40 Denver, City and County, Colorado
1940 Harry M Garlick 49 Denver, City and County, Colorado

The Middle Park Times [Hot Sulphur Springs] 11 Nov. 1910: 1. Colorado Historic Newspapers. Web.
Harry Garlick of the telephone exchange was busy giving election returns Wednesday and Thursday. Our telephone people are to be congratulated for their pains in giving the prompt returns of the election in state and nation. The Colorado Telephone company has some mighty good employes in the Garlick family and we believe in giving a good word of praise where it is due. It is out of the question to exist without good telephone service.

Nellie Mary Comfort Garlick

Great-Grandmother

Nellie Mary Comfort married Harry Mellor Garlick. She died at home. She was buried on Feb. 26, 1919.

Garlick, Crown Hill Cemetery. 2011.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1900 Hellen Comfort 08 Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania PA PA
1910 Nellie Comfort 19 Central City, Gilpin, Colorado PA PA

"Mrs. Harry Garlick a Victim of Influenza." Arvada Enterprise 1 Mar. 1919. Print.
This community was greatly grieved and shocked to learn Sunday of the death of Mrs. Harry Garlick, wife of the exchange manager of the local telephone system, which occurred at 12:30 a. m. Sunday morning, at her home in north Berkeley. A baby daughter had arrived to Mr. and Mrs. Garlick only the preceding Wednesday, and altho her condition was not considered precarious, at the time, grave fears were felt that serious complications might set in. Everything possible was done for her, but the Angel of Death proved the victor. Mr. Garlick was also quite sick at the time of her death with the same malady, but he has rallied and seems to be recovering slowly under his terrible experience in the loss of his beloved companion. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from Olinger chapel, where a large crowd of sorrowing and sympathetic friends were gathered to show their last respects to a noble little mother and wife, neighbor and friend. Rev. Cage of the Wheat Ridge Methodist church, spoke comforting words to the bereaved ones. The pall-bearers were, Messrs. C. Graves, A. H. Barth, Isaac Hardy, W. E. Peterson, William J. Bennett, and Richard Rodda. The interment was made in Crown Hill cemetery. Nellie Comfort Garlick was born in Pennsylvania, October 25, 1890. She was married to Harry M. Garlick at her home in Central City, August 6, 1914. Besides her husband she leaves three small children, Mellor Comfort, aged 26 months, Frances Lenore, aged 13 months, and the infant born a week ago Wednesday. She also leaves three sisters, one in Boulder, Colo. who was present at the funeral, one in Ogden, Utah, and one in Florida.

Frank Nelson Comfort 1864–1918

Great-Great-Grandfather

Frank Nelson Comfort was born on Jan. 10, 1864 in Pennsylvania. Frank married Mary McCoy on Nov. 11, 1886 in Windsor, New York. He passed away on Jan. 26, 1918 in Central City, Colorado at age 54. He was buried in the Central City Cemetery.


Comfort, Central City Cemetery. 2011.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1870 Frank N Comfort 06 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania PA NJ
1880 Frank N Comfort 16 Trapper Gulch, Beaverhead, Montana PA NJ
1900 F M Comfort 36 Machinist Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
1910 Frank N Comfort 46 Central City, Gilpin, Colorado

The Scranton Tribune 25 May 1901: 9. Web.
A gold mine at Central City, Colorado, of which Messrs. F. M. Comfort and F. E. McCoy, of Lanesboro, are part owners, has produced ore yielding 881.25 to the ton. Messrs. Comfort and McCoy have been in Colorado over a year.

Mary McCoy Comfort 1864–1908

Great-Great-Grandmother

Mary McCoy was born on Jan. 14, 1864 in Pennsylvania. Mary married Frank Nelson Comfort on Nov. 11, 1886 in Windsor, New York. She passed away on May 18, 1908 in Central City, Colorado at age 44. She was buried in the Central City Cemetery. Her headstone was erected by the Women of Woodcraft.


Comfort, Central City Cemetery. 2011.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1870 Mary McCoy 06 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Mary Mc Coy 16 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NY
1900 Mary Comfort 36 Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

4 Apr. 1902. Susquehanna County Historical Society. 4 Apr. 2002. Web.
Lanesboro - We are informed that Mr. and Mrs. Comfort, Charles E. McCoy, Esq., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tarbox and others, will on Thursday next, leave for Central City, Colorado, where they will in the future reside.

Charles Edwin McCoy 1824–1912

Third Great Grandfather

Charles Edwin McCoy was born on Jul. 15, 1824 in New York. Charles married Fidlilia Peckham. He passed away on Sep. 13, 1912 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania at age 88. He was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. There is a GAR marker next to his headstone.

Pennsylvania. Deaths. 1912. Ancestry. Web.
Name: Charles E McCoy
Father: John McCoy
Mother: Minnie Beach
Birth: 15 Jul 1824 - New York
Death: 13 Sep 1912 - Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne
Age: 88

Stocker, Rhamanthus M. Centennial History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1887. 582. Web.
Charles E. McCoy was born in Erie County, N. Y., in 1824. He came to Harmony in 1859, and engaged in lumbering, which business he followed about twenty-five years. In 1880 he opened a flagstone quarry near Lanesboro', and is a jobber and contractor for furnishing and laying stone walks and pavements in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He has been a school director in the independent district of Lanesboro' since the district was formed, in 1873. He held the office of president eight years, and for the past nine years he has been secretary. Before he left his native county he was twice elected justice of the peace, the first time when he was but twenty-two years of age. He is now acting justice of the peace at Lanesboro', elected to that office in 1886.

McCoy, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1850 Charles McCoy 26 Sardinia, Erie, New York NY NJ
1860 Charles E McCoy 35 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1870 Charles McCoy 46 Farmer Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Charles McCoy 55 Farmer & Lumberman Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NJ
1900 C E McCoy 76 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NJ
1910 Charles McCoy 86 Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania NY NJ

Fidilia Peckham McCoy 1830–1900

Third Great Grandmother

Fidilia Peckham was born in 1830 in New York. Fidilia married Charles Edwin McCoy. She passed away on Nov. 5, 1900 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Her death was due to paralysis. She was buried on Nov. 9, 1900 in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Morse, Abner. "Descendants of Joseph Morse." Memorial of the Morses. Boston, 1850. 74+. Web. Jonathan Maxcy was the second president of Brown University.
1. Joseph wife Dorothy, resided at Ipswich, Massachusetts.
2. Joseph died 1690, married Hester (pr. Bullard) r. Watertown.
2. Joseph wife Hester (pr. Bullard,) inhabitant and proprietor of Watertown.
3. John Deacon, 28 (12) '38, died July 28, 1702, an early planter of Lancaster.
3. John Dea. wife Ann, died prior to 1666, r. Lancaster. 2. wife Abigail Stearns, married April 27, '66, died October 15, '90, r. Watertown.
4. John March 15, 69–70, married Elizabeth: 2. Hepsebeth, r. W.
4. John wife Elizabeth, d. Nov. 21, 1701: 2. Hepsebeth Stone, m. Jan. 7, '01–2, r. W.
5. Henry Sep. 14, '04, m. Mary Follet, and r. in Attleboro.
5. Henry wife Mary Follet, married at Attleboro, r. Attleboro.
6. Henry July 22, '34, m. Esther, daughter of John Pidge, of A.
6. Henry wife Esther Pidge, settled and died at Swansea, N. H.
7. Josiah married Sabra Maxy, sister of the Rev. Dr. M., 2d. Pres. of B. U.
7. Josiah wife Sabra Мaху, married 1794, resided at Evans, Erie Co., N. Y.
8. Philanda February 21, 1795, married John W. Peckham, r. Sardinia, N. Y.

Naylor, Fannie Comfort. Family Notes. Print.
Delia Peckham McCoy, from a well-to-do family, was a niece of Samuel F. B. Morse, who was her mother's brother. Her mother forbade her to marry C. E. McCoy, who was a struggling schoolteacher then, said she would never see her mother again if she married him but she did and never saw her mother again. C. E. McCoy and Delia McCoy had three boys and three girls, Frank, John, Charles, Addie, Mary and Edith.

Pennsylvania. Deaths. 1900. Stevens Point, PA. 4 July 2010. Web.
Name: Fidealia McCoy
Cause of Death: Paralysis
Death Date: November 5
Death Place: Lanesboro
Burial: Lanesboro Cemetery

"Susquehanna." The Scranton Tribune 9 Nov. 1900: 7. Chronicling America. Web. Comfort was a Methodist Episcopal minister.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Charles E. McCoy, of Lanesboro, took place from the family residence this afternoon, Rev. George Comfort officiating. The remains were interred in the Lanesboro cemetery.

McCoy, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1850 Fidilia McCoy 20 Sardinia, Erie, New York
1860 Fiddea McCoy 28 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1870 Fidelia McCoy 40 Keeping House Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Adealia M McCoy 47 Keeping House Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania RI MA
1900 Fidelia M McCoy 70 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania RI MA

Nelson Rounds Comfort 1839–1900

Third Great Grandfather

Nelson Rounds Comfort was born on Dec. 12, 1839 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Nelson married Frances Lenore Martin on Sep. 6, 1859 in Pennsylvania. He passed away on Sep. 26, 1900 in Pennsylvania. His death at age 60 was due to gastroenteritis. He was buried on Oct. 1, 1900 in the Lanesboro Cemetery. There is a Masonic symbol on his headstone.

Branch: USA Unit: 29th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry Militia Rank: Private
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

Comfort, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1860 Nelson Comfort 20 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1870 N K Comfort 30 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Nelson Comfort 40 Lumbering Trapper Gulch, Beaverhead, Montana
1890 Nelson R Comfort Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1900 Nelson Comfort 61 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NY

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Comp. Frederick H. Dyer. Des Moines, 1908. 1587. Web.
29th Regiment Emergency Militia Infantry.
Organized at Harrisburg June 23, 1863, for the protection of Pennsylvania against Lee's invasion. Duty in the Dept. of the Susquehanna during Gettysburg Campaign. Mustered out July 29, 1863.

"The Gang of Robbers." The Tri-States Union [Port Jervis] 3 Nov. 1887: 1. NYS Historic Newspapers. Web.
Our neighbors at McClure and Lanesboro have been visited by thieves, and with officer Vanorsdale of Windsor were in Deposit, Monday, investigating matters. Saturday night the barn of N. R. Comfort, near Lanesboro, was broken open, the rascals breaking through a window and opening the doors. All of the wheels were taken from his buggy, together with a robe, cushion and whip. On Sunday night while John Cunningham of McClure Settlement was eating supper, his barn was entered and a double harness, single harness, collar and head-stall taken.

"Nelson Comfort." Montrose Democrat 4 Oct. 1900. Stevens Point, PA. Web.
Nelson Comfort, a prominent and highly-esteemed resident of Harmony township, died on Thursday, Sept. 27th, 1900, after a day's illness of cholera morbus. His age was sixty years. He is survived by the widow and several adult children. The funeral occurred on Saturday.

Pennsylvania. Deaths. 1900. Stevens Point, PA. 4 July 2010. Web.
Name: N. R. Comfort
Death Date: September 27
Death Place: Harmony
Burial: Lanesboro Cemetery

"Susquehanna County." The Scranton Tribune 1 Oct. 1900: 3. Chronicling America. Web.
The funeral of the late Nelson R. Comfort took place and was largely attended from the family residence in Harmony this afternoon. Rev. Mr. Meekin, pastor of the Lanesboro Methodist church officiated. The Windsor Masonic lodge attended in a body, and had charge of the services in the Lanesboro cemetery.

United States. Census. Special Schedule. 1890. FamilySearch. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Name: Nelson R Comfort
Rank: Private
Company: F
Regiment: 29 Pa Vols
Enlistment: Jun. 17, 1863
Discharge: Aug. 1, 1863
Service: 1 Month 15 Days

Frances Lenore Martin Comfort 1841–1928

Third Great Grandmother

Frances Lenore Martin was born on Feb. 13, 1841 in New Jersey. Frances married Nelson Rounds Comfort on Sep. 6, 1859 in Pennsylvania. She passed away on Jun. 17, 1928 in Greene, New York at age 87. She was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania.


Comfort, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1850 Frances L Martin 09 Union, Broome, New York NJ NJ
1860 Francis Comfort 19 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1870 Francis Comfort 29 Keeping House Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Fanny L Comfort 39 Keeping House Trapper Gulch, Beaverhead, Montana NJ NJ
1900 Fanna L Comfort 58 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NJ NJ
1910 Fannie L Comfort 69 Windsor, Broome, New York NJ NJ
1920 Fannie Comfort 78 Greene, Chenango, New York NJ NJ

Richard Martin 1818–1902

Fourth Great Grandfather

Richard Martin was born on Nov. 13, 1818 in New Jersey. Richard passed away on Jul. 30, 1902, at home in Pennsylvania, at age 83. He was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania.


Martin, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1840 Richard Martin Washington, Morris, New Jersey
1850 Richard Martin 31 Union, Broome, New York
1860 Richard Martin 41 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1870 Richard Martin 57 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Richard Martin 61 Farm Laborer Richmondville, Schoharie, New York NJ NJ

Comfort, George. Northern Christian Advocate [Syracuse] 19 Nov. 1902. Web.
Richard Martin died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Comfort, in Harmony, July 30, 1902. He was born on November 13, 1818, and was nearly eighty-four years of age. He was married on June 2, 1838, to Mrs. Susan Ann Seward, of Easton, Pa., who died February 26, 1895. Since that time he has made his home at his daughter's. There were eight children born to them, Ezra, Frances, Maryetta, Margaret, Esther, Phebe, Emmazilla and Florence, only two of whom survive him.
For over fifty years the writer knew him as a unassuming and candid character, whose whole life was marked with a sincerity and honesty of purpose that to know him was to respect and love him.
He was converted to God in 1858, since which time he trusted his Savior with a child-like simplicity, and sustained a membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, till transferred to the church above. He unfalteringly loved his Bible, reading it much during his last years of loneliness, also his Hymn Book, making frequent reference to some favorite sentiments, of some familiar hymns, and the promises of God's own word. He delighted to have his pastor and others assemble in his room during his last sickness, to read, sing and pray with and for him. His long life—the last of his father's family—ended, his sun has set amid the brightest hopes. We shall meet him again over on "the Evergreen Shore" of everlasting life.

Comfort, Harold. Interview by Connie Comfort. RootsWeb. Ancestry. Web.
Richard Martin was a tall man. He had some Native American ancestry.

United States. Census. 1840. Web.
State: New Jersey
County: Morris
Township: Washington
Head of Family: Richard Martin
Males: 2
Under 05: Ezra Poole Martin, 1838
20 to 30: Richard Martin, 1818
Females: 2
05 to 10: Martha Martin, 1834
20 to 30: Susan Ann Martin, 1810

Susan Ann Martin 1810–1895

Fourth Great Grandmother

Susan Ann was born on Mar. 25, 1810 in New Jersey. Susan married Richard Martin on Jun. 2, 1838. She passed away on Feb. 26, 1895 in Pennsylvania at age 84. She was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania.


Martin, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1850 Susan Martin 38 Union, Broome, New York
1860 Susan Martin 49 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1875 Susan Martin 64 Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York
1880 Susan Martin 69 Keeping House Richmondville, Schoharie, New York IE NJ

James Comfort 1805–1885

Fourth Great Grandfather

James Comfort was born on Sep. 17, 1805 in New York. James married Mary Anne McKune on Jun. 3, 1830 in Pennsylvania. He passed away on Jan. 17, 1885 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania at age 79. He was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery.


Comfort, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1840 James Comfort Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1850 James Comfort 44 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1860 James Comfort 55 Farmer Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1870 James Comfort 64 Farmer Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 James Comfort 74 Blacksmith Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NJ

Riddle, Steve. RootsWeb. Ancestry. Web. Circuit riders were clergy in the Methodist Episcopal Church.
He was a circuit rider preacher, sometimes gone two years at a time.

United States. Census. 1840. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Head of Family: James Comfort
Males: 6
Under 05: Nelson Rounds Comfort, 1839
05 to 10: Oliver Comfort, 1832
05 to 10: George Comfort, 1831
15 to 20: Unidentified
30 to 40: James Comfort, 1805
30 to 40: Unidentified
Females: 5
Under 05: Sarah Ann Comfort, 1837
Under 05: Phebe Ann Comfort, 1836
05 to 10: Esther Lyons Comfort, 1833
15 to 20: Unidentified
20 to 30: Mary Anne Comfort, 1810

Mary Anne McKune Comfort 1810–1884

Fourth Great Grandmother

Mary Anne McKune was born on Sep. 9, 1810 in New York. Mary married James Comfort on Jun. 3, 1830 in Pennsylvania. She passed away on May 3, 1884 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania at age 73. She was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Gilbert, Florence Comfort. "History of the Comfort Ancestors." RootsWeb. Ancestry, 2001. Web. Lee was at West Point from 1825 to 1829.
[Mary] rejected a proposal of marriage from Robert E. Lee, who was then a student at West Point.

Comfort, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1860 Mary A Comfort 50 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Mary Ann Comfort 69 Keeping House Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NY

Robert McKune 1786–1861

Fifth Great Grandfather

Robert McKune was born on Aug. 17, 1786 in Blooming Grove, New York. Robert married Elizabeth Whitney Fowler on Dec. 26, 1807 in Yorktown, New York. He married Mary Hilborn on Dec. 6, 1817 in Pennsylvania. He died on Mar. 4, 1861 in Pennsylvania at age 74.

Gerritson, A. J., ed. "Fatal Casualty." The Montrose Democrat 14 Mar. 1861. Web.
Robert McKune, aged 84 years, residing near the Cascade Bridge, on the N. Y. & E. R. R., was accidentally killed on Monday forenoon, March 4th, by falling from the hind car of a gravel train on which he was riding. The train was about switching off on the upper switch, just above the Cascade bridge, and backing up suddenly, he was thrown off, his head striking on the rail. He was pushed along on the rail by the brake some sixty feet, when two cars passed over him. The back part of his head was taken off, and the body cut and bruised.

Stocker, Rhamanthus M. Centennial History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1887. 574. Web.
His death was the result of an accident that occurred to him near the Cascade, less than one-half of a mile from his house. He was sitting on a gravel car that formed part of the construction train which was being loaded with gravel, in conversation with the foreman of the gang, when the train suddenly started, Mr. McKune was thrown under the wheels of the car and crushed.

United States. Census. 1810. Web.
State: New York
County: Sullivan
Town: Mamakating
Head of Family: Robert McKune
Males: 2
16 to 25: Robert McKune, 1786
16 to 25: Unidentified
Females: 1
26 to 44: Elizabeth McKune, 1782

United States. Census. 1830. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Head of Family: Robert McKune
Males: 10
Under 05: Charles McKune, 1828
Under 05: James Harvey McKune, 1826
05 to 10: Hezekiah Robert McKune, 1823
05 to 10: William Penn McKune, 1820
05 to 10: Robert Barclay McKune, 1820
10 to 15: John Hilborn McKune, 1819
10 to 15: Joseph Fowler McKune, 1815
20 to 30: Unidentified
20 to 30: Unidentified
40 to 50: Robert McKune, 1786
Females: 4
15 to 20: Esther McKune, 1812
15 to 20: Mary Anne McKune, 1810
30 to 40: Mary McKune, 1792
70 to 80: Martha Hilborn, 1759

United States. Census. 1840. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Head of Family: Robert McKune
Males: 8
Under 05: George McKune, 1836
10 to 15: Charles McKune, 1828
10 to 15: James Harvey McKune, 1826
15 to 20: Hezekiah Robert McKune, 1823
15 to 20: William Penn McKune, 1820
20 to 30: John Hilborn McKune, 1819
30 to 40: Unidentified
50 to 60: Robert McKune, 1786
Females: 3
05 to 10: Elizabeth McKune, 1831
40 to 50: Mary McKune, 1792
80 to 90: Martha Hilborn, 1759

Map of Susquehanna Co. Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1858. Ancestor Tracks. Web.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1810 Robert McKune Mamakating, Sullivan, New York
1830 Robert McKune Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1840 Robert McKune Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1850 Robert Mc Kune 64 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1860 Robert M Mc Kune 73 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Whitney Fowler McKune 1782–1817

Fifth Great Grandmother

Elizabeth Whitney Fowler was born on Jul. 6, 1782 in Yorktown, New York. She married Robert McKune on Dec. 26, 1807 in Yorktown. She died on May 16, 1817 in Mamakating, New York at age 34. She was buried in the Daniel Wilson Methodist Episcopal Churchyard in Mamakating.

I do not know the location of the churchyard, or if it is known by another name.

"List of Marriages." The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York. Philadelphia, 1903. 383. Web.
Robert McCuen and Elizabeth Fowler 26 December 1807

Joseph Fowler 1753–1797

Sixth Great Grandfather

Joseph Fowler was born on Nov. 27, 1753 in New York. Joseph married Sarah Whitney on Oct. 3, 1776. He passed away on May 22, 1797 in New York at age 43.

DAR #A041134 Service: New York Rank: Private

Fowler, Christine Cecilia. The History of the Fowlers. Batavia, 1950. 245. Print.
Joseph Fowler, Jr., served in the Revolution, evidently enlisting for local duty out of Samuel Haight's Co. of the Third or Cortlandt Manor Regt. of West. Co. Militia.

The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York. Philadelphia, 1903. 298. Web.
1797 May 22 at Joseph Fowler's who died this day
1797 May 23 preached Joseph Fowler's funeral sermon

United States. Census. 1790. Web.
State: New York
County: Westchester
Town: Yorktown
Head of Family: Joseph Fowler, Jr.
Males: 3
Over 16: Joseph Fowler, 1753
Under 16: John Fowler, 1786
Under 16: Unidentified
Females: 6

Sarah Whitney Fowler 1750–1822

Sixth Great Grandmother

Sarah Whitney was born on April 3, 1750 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Sarah married Joseph Fowler on Oct. 3, 1776. She passed away on Oct. 7, 1822 in Crompond, New York at age 72.

United States. Census. 1810. Web.
State: New York
County: Westchester
Town: Yorktown
Head of Family: Sarah Fowler
Males: 4
Under 10: Unidentified
10 to 15: Joseph Fowler, 1797
16 to 25: Silas Fowler, 1790
16 to 25: John Fowler, 1786
Females: 5
Under 10: Unidentified
16 to 25: Martha Fowler, 1792
16 to 25: Anna Fowler, 1788
Over 45: Sarah Fowler, 1750
Over 45: Unidentified

Joseph Fowler 1729–1793

Seventh Great Grandfather

Joseph Fowler was born on Jun. 14, 1729 in New York. Joseph married Hannah Owens. He passed away on Apr. 27, 1793 in New York at age 63. He was buried on Apr. 28, 1793 in Yorktown, New York.

Fowler, Christine Cecilia. The History of the Fowlers. Batavia, 1950. 243. Print.
Joseph Fowler and his sons Joseph, Jr., and Jesse were enrolled in the Cortlandt Manor or Third Regt. of Westchester Co., Militia 1776-1778, in Capt. Samuel Haight's Co. and were granted land and bounty rights.

The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York. Philadelphia, 1903. 220. Web.
1793 April 28 Joseph Fowler buried

Find A Grave. Web.

Joseph Fowler

Eighth Great Grandfather

Joseph Fowler married Hannah Guion.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXXVII. 1905. 1-2. Web.
In the name of God, Amen. The 14th day of December, 1773. I, Joseph Fowler, of the West Patent of North Castle, Westchester County, farmer, being weak in body. I leave to my loving wife Hannah, £50 and her choice of the rooms of my house with a privilege in my "seller" and milk house, one bed and its furniture and that her choice of all the beds, and the above, except the £50, she is not to hold any longer than she remains my widow. To my daughter, Anne Merett, £8. To my son, Joseph Fowler, £5. To my son, Ammon Fowler, £5. To my daughter, Susannah Hunt, five shillings. To my daughter, Charity Carpenter, five shillings. To my son Isaac, £5. To my daughter Jean, £50, five shillings paid at the time of her marriage. To my son Henry, £105. To my son James, £105. I appoint my three sons, Joseph, Stephen and Ammon Fowler, executors, whom I empower when my son James arrives at the age of twenty-three to sell all my estate, real and personal, and from the monies first to pay the above legacies, and the remainder to be divided among my sons and daughter as follows: first my two youngest sons, Henry and James's legacies to be paid from the sale of the land, and the rest from the sale of the moveable estate, and the remainder from the sale of the lands to all my sons above named equally, and the remainder for the sale of the moveables to all my daughters above said.
Witnesses, Benjamin Smith, Thomas Wright, of North Castle, yeoman; Daniel Forman. Proved, Westchester County, September 3, 1784. Administration granted to Joseph and Ammon Fowler, September 13, 1784.

Henry Fowler

Ninth Great Grandfather

Henry Fowler married Anne Drake. Henry passed away in 1734.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXVII. 1895. 150-51. Web.
In the name of God, Amen, July 2, 1734. I, Henry Fowler, of Mamaroneck, in Westchester County, being sick and weak. I leave to my eldest son, Joseph Fowler, 10 shillings and ⅓ of all my wearing clothes and ⅓ of all my armour, in full for all his claim as my eldest son and heir-at-law. I leave to my second son, Henry Fowler, my dwelling house, and lot unto the same belonging, And all my land from thence upward until it shall include my field "called ye Winfield," all of which lyeth adjoining to the "westermost side of the road that leads from ye Country road, near Mamaroneck river, to ye Manour of Scarsdale;" Also ½ of all my salt meadow; Also ⅓ of my wearing clothes and ⅓ of my armour. I leave to my third son, Gilbert, "my Headly field so called." with the Homacks, and all my land thereto adjoining, on the east side of the road to the Manor of Scarsdale; Also ½ of my salt meadow, and 20 acres of land to be measured off the upper end of my Great lot, so called; Also the nursery of apple trees in the orchard near my dwelling house, and ⅓ of all my wearing apparell, and ⅓ of my armour. My son Henry is to pay Joseph Fowler, the eldest child of my son Joseph, £20, on the 25th of December, 1740; Also he is to pay to my grand daughters, Sarah, wife of Underhill Budd, and Jane, wife of William Barker, each £10, on December 25, 1742. All the rest of my lands and tenements I leave to my sons Henry and Gilbert. I leave to my youngest daughter, Anne Fowler, all the wearing clothes and apparell that did belong to her mother, my late wife. The rest of my personal estate is to be sold "to ye best advantage." and out of the proceeds there is to be paid to my daughter Anne £80, when she is 18 years of age, and the rest to my three other daughters. The parts of my estate which are left to my sons are to be put at interest for them till they are of age. I appoint my brother, Moses Fowler, of Eastchester, and Mr. Daniel Purdy, of Rye, executors.
Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, John Horton, John Horton, Sr. Proved, July 12, 1734.

Henry Fowler

Tenth Great Grandfather

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXVII. 1895. 132-33. Web.
In the name of God, Amen, March 3, 1730. I, Henry Fowler, Sr., of Eastchester, in the County of Westchester, being in health of body. I leave to my wife Sarah, the use of my dwelling-house and garden, during the time she remains my widow, and ⅓ of my movables. I leave to my son Henry 5 shillings, he having received the rest of his portion already. To my daughter, Abigail Morgan, 5 shillings, she having received her portion already. To my son Moses, 5 shillings, he having received his portion already. To my son-in-law, John Ward, 5 shillings. I leave to my son, William Fowler, 2½ acres of land in Eastchester, on the northermost side of the Boston road as the said land was laid out by Palmer Doughty, Abraham Hyatt, and others. I also leave him £20. To my daughter, Susanah Ferris, 5 shillings. To my daughter, Eleanor Fowler, £10. To my son Edmund, 5 shillings, he having received his portion already. To my daughter, Mary Drake, 5 shillings, she having received her portion. The rest of my movable estate is to go to my said daughters and to my grand-daughter, Freelove Ward. I leave to my son, John Fowler, all and singular my houses, tenements, messuages, and buildings, to him and his heirs forever. I make my sons, Moses and William, executors.
Witnesses, Elijah Taylor, John Miner, John Cuer. Proved, December 5, 1733.

Seth Whitney 1726–1807

Seventh Great Grandfather

Seth Whitney was born on Feb. 8, 1726 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Seth passed away in 1807 in Yorktown, New York. He was buried in Yorktown.

DAR #A125388 Service: New York Description: Suffered Maltreatment by Tories

"List of Marriages." The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York. Philadelphia, 1903. 372. Web.
Seth Whitney and Elizabeth Wright 21 March 1787

Phœnix, S. Whitney. The Whitney Family of Connecticut. Vol. I. New York, 1878. 39-40. Whitney Research Group. Web.
His house was attacked during the Revolutionary war, by a party of tories who took all of his arms; soon after which they paid him another visit, headed by the notorious freebooter, Joseph Hueson, who tried to enter a back window, while his comrades kept watch outside. Whitney warned him to keep out or be killed, but Hueson, feeling sure that he had no arms, persisted in the attempt, and was stabbed in the breast with an old bayonet which Whitney had mounted on a stout staff. Hueson fell inside of the house, and his comrades forced the door and carried him away. They took Whitney into the yard, and not daring to use their guns for fear of alarming a body of American soldiers who were quartered at Crompond Church, a short distance from there, they struck him over the head with a horse-pistol, giving him a mark which he carried through life, and leaving him for dead. He had the satisfaction of hearing Hueson, as they carried him off, say, "the old rebel has killed me"; and so it was, for he only lived to ride a half-mile.

United States. Census. 1790. Web.
State: New York
County: Westchester
Town: Yorktown
Head of Family: Seth Whitney
Males: 4
Over 16: Seth Whitney, 1726
Over 16: Amos Whitney, 1767
Over 16: Unidentified
Over 16: Unidentified
Females: 4

United States. Census. 1800. Web.
State: New York
County: Westchester
Town: Yorktown
Head of Family: Seth Whitney
Males: 3
16 to 26: Unidentified
26 to 45: Unidentified
Over 45: Seth Whitney, 1726
Females: 2
26 to 45: Unidentified
Over 45: Unidentified

Sarah Platt Whitney 1697–1750

Ancestor (3)

Sarah Platt was born on May 30, 1697 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Sarah married Nathan Whitney in 1715 in Norwalk. She passed away on Nov. 10, 1750 in Connecticut at age 53.

John Platt 1664–1736

Ancestor (2)

John Platt was born in 1664 in Norwalk, Connecticut. John married Sarah Lockwood in 1695 in Norwalk. He passed away in 1736 in Norwalk.

Sarah Lockwood Platt

Ninth Great Grandmother

Sarah Lockwood was born on Nov. 3, 1670 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Sarah married John Platt in 1695 in Norwalk.

Ephraim Lockwood 1641–1685

Tenth Great Grandfather

Ephraim Lockwood was born on Dec. 1, 1641 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Ephraim married Mercy Sention on Jun. 8, 1665 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He passed away on Jun. 13, 1685 in Norwalk at age 43.

Matthias Sention

Eleventh Great Grandfather

Matthias Sention was born in England. Matthias married Mary Tinker on Nov. 1, 1627 in England. He passed away on Oct. 19, 1669 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was buried in Norwalk.

Susannah Norman Ferris

Eleventh Great Grandmother

Susannah Norman was born in England. Susannah married Robert Lockwood in 1632 in Watertown, Massachusetts. She married Jeffrey Ferris in Greenwich, Connecticut. She passed away on Dec. 23, 1660 in Greenwich.

"Deposition of Susan Lockwood." Colonial and Revolutionary History of the Lockwood Family in America. Comp. Frederic A. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood. Philadelphia, 1889. 6. Web.
Susan Lockwood, wife of Robert Lockwood, May 13th, 1654, gave evidense in a witch case, at a court held at New Haven, Connecticut, and stated that she was present when goodwife Knapp was hanged for a witch. Elizabeth Brewster, goodwife Staples and goodwife Odill were also present, and examined the body of goodwife Knapp after she was executed, and stated that goodwife Lockwood was with them on that occasion.

Levermore, Charles H. "Witchcraft in Connecticut." New England Magazine July 1892. Web.
After Goody Knapp was executed, the Fairfield women crowded around her body to look at the fatal witch-marks. Mrs. Staples was in the throng. "Taking ye Lords name in her mouth," she said to Mrs. Lockwood, "These are no witches teates. I have such myself, and so have you, if you search yourself." Goodwife Lockwood replied: "If any finde any such Things aboute me, I deserve to be hanged as she was."

John Platt 1632–1705

Ancestor (1)

John Platt was born on Jan. 11, 1632 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England. John married Hannah Clark. He passed away on Nov. 6, 1705 in Norwalk, Connecticut at age 73.

Legislature Office
Connecticut Deputy from Norwalk
Unit: Norwalk Trainband Rank: Sergeant

Joseph McKune 1762–1850

Sixth Great Grandfather

Joseph McKune was born in 1762 in Goshen, New York. Joseph passed away on May 25, 1850 in Pennsylvania. He was buried in the McKune Cemetery in Pennsylvania. The cemetery is next to the Priesthood Restoration Site.

DAR #A200743 Service: New York Rank: Private
United States. Census. 1820. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Head of Family: Joseph McKune
Males: 4
10 to 16: Silas Fowler McKune, 1808
16 to 18: John McKune, 1803
16 to 26: John McKune, 1803
16 to 26: Hezekiah McKune, 1801
Over 45: Joseph McKune, 1762
Females: 3
10 to 16: Unidentified
10 to 16: Nancy McKune, 1805
Over 45: Anna McKune, 1766

McKune, McKune Cemetery. 2012.

Esther Many McKune

Sixth Great Grandmother

Esther Many was born in 1769 in Blooming Grove, New York. Esther married Joseph McKune in 1783 in Blooming Grove. She died in Mamakating, New York.

Barnabas Wines Many 1735–1815

Seventh Great Grandfather

Barnabas Wines Many was born in 1735 in New York City, New York. Barnabas married Anne Everitt in 1760 in New York. He passed away on Apr. 28, 1815 in Blooming Grove, New York. He was buried in Blooming Grove.

DAR #A073542 Service: New York Rank: Private
41 First Cousins. Comp. Dorothy Jones Many. West Hartford, 1961. 5. Web.
In the Revolutionary War, Barnabas (at 40 years, plus) served as a private in the first Orange County Regiment under Colonel Jesse Woodhulland of General George Clinton's Brigade. He signed the Articles of Association for the Cornwall district, served on the Committee of Safety and Observation, etc.

United States. Census. 1810. Web.
State: New York
County: Orange
Town: Blooming Grove
Head of Family: Barnabas Many
Males: 1
Over 45: Barnabas Wines Many, 1735
Females: 3
10 to 15: Unidentified
16 to 25: Unidentified
Over 45: Anne Many, 1746

Sieber, Frederick. Find A Grave. Web.

Robert Everitt

Eighth Great Grandfather

Robert Everitt married Esther Butterfield in 1743 in New York. Robert passed away in 1785 in New York.

I am not sure if Robert Everitt was born in England or New York.

DAR #A037896 Service: New York Description: Patriotic Service

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXXVII. 1905. 179-80. Web.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert Everitt, of Precinct of New Marlborough, Ulster County, N. Y., farmer, seriously considering the uncertainty of human life in the best and more particularly of my own in my declining state of health. I leave to my wife Esther, for life or while my widow one good beadstead, etc., two good cows and six sheep to be kept by my son Daniel for her use; Also flax ground which said son is to sow and dress for her not exceeding one bushell of seed to be sown yearly, full priviledge of my house to live in with my son Daniel, six apple trees, and a decent maintenance out of my estate; Also my negro wench Bell. To my son John, £2, "if paradventure it should so happen that he live in this place again." To son Daniel, the farm I live on, two yoke of good working oxen, "one note of hand of £100 from Barnabas Maney dated Dec. 17th, 1776, and one of £20 from William Brown dated the sixth of March, 1777," also my silver watch and my gun. To my daughters, Nancy, Francis, Patty, Esther and Jane, my moveable estate, equally divided "except as is hereafter excepted": To my daughter Sarah, £5; to my daughter Francis, £5, above that already given her "in consideration of her being an infirm and weakly woman"; to my daughter Jane, £50 and a cow, above her equal share of estate, in consideration of her having lived with and served me longer than any of my daughters. I order my son Daniel to teach my grandson, John Manna, the trade of shoemaking or weaving, and if he remain with him till of age £30, two suits of good clothes, and a horse.
Executors, wife, sons, John and Daniel, and son-in-law Elezer Freer.
Dated Sept. 28, 1781. Witnesses, William Car, Jehiel Semour, Benjamin Ely. Proved, Ulster County, June 28, 1785. Confirmed, New York, July 26, 1785.

Deyo, R. E. Historical Papers. Newburgh: Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands, 1906. 193. Web.
One of the most important events of the year 1775 was the signing of the Articles of Association. Those who signed thereby committed themselves to the cause of the colonies, and the absence of a signature was strong presumptive evidence that its owner sympathized with the mother country.

Jean Magny

Eighth Great Grandfather

Jean Magny was born on Aug. 31, 1698 in New York. Jean was baptized on Sep. 28, 1698 in New York. He married Ann Wines on Jan. 23, 1729 in New York.

Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Vol. I. New York, 1886. 60. Web.
Aujourdhuy mercredy 28e Septre 1698 apres la priere du matin a Esté batisé en cette Eglise par Mr Peiret ministre Jean Magny fils du cappne Jean Magny et de Jeanne Machet né le 31e aoust derer presenté au St Batéme par Mr Jean Pinaud et Made marianne Machet parrain et marraine.

Ann Wines Magny

Eighth Great Grandmother

Ann Wines was born in New York. Ann married Jean Magny on Jan. 23, 1729 in New York.

Barnabas Wines

Ninth Great Grandfather

Barnabas Wines passed away in 1762 on Long Island, New York. He was buried in the Old Burying Ground in Cutchogue, Long Island.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXX. 1898. 165-66. Web.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Barnabas Wines, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being weak in body. I leave to my granddaughter, Mary Mapes, two 50-acre Lots of land at the Wading river, Bounded west by John Paine, north by the Sound, south upon the Manor, and east by John Paine, during her life, and then to her heirs. I leave to my grandson, Wines Osborn, my homestead, that is, my house and land on which I live, 200 acres, bounded north by the Sound, east by Daniel Osborn, south by highway, west by Daniel Reeve and the late Walter Reeve. Also my clothes and the cupboard in my house. "Also the lot of land known by the name of Stevens Lot," 50 acres, bounded north by highway, west and south by John Gardiner, and east by Jonathan Terry, Silas Norton, and Silas Moore, Reserving ½ acre at the north west corner of said lot, extending from Jonathan Terry's land, west on the road 8 rods, then south 10 rods. Also reserving all the timber on the east side of the watering hole in said lot. I also leave him four Rights in the North Manor, so called, and 2 acres of meadow in the Great meadow, so called. If my said grandson should die, then to my grandson Phineas Fanning, Jr. I leave to my granddaughter, Mehetabel Fanning, £150. To my granddaughter, Mary Mapes, £40. To my great-grandson, Phineas Fanning, Jr., £50. To my granddaughter, Bethiah Terry, £150. To my great-grandson, Gershom Terry, Jr., £50. To my grandson, Barnabas Wines, Jr., £20. To my grandson, Thomas Wines, £10. To my granddaughter, Ann Reeve, £10. I leave to my son, Barnabas Wines, two of my best coats, and best hat, a pair of breeches, and two best shirts. (Small legacies of clothing are left to negroes, and two of them are to have their freedom and the half acre of land reserved above.) Of all the rest of my personal property I leave ⅓ to my son Barnabas, ⅕ to my grandchildren, Wines, Daniel, and Elizabeth Osborn, ⅕ to granddaughter, Bethiah Terry, the rest to granddaughter Mehetabel Fanning. My executors shall give a bond that the negroes shall not be a burden to any town. I make my son Barnabas and my grandson, Wines Osborn, executors.
Dated February 3, 1762. Witnesses, Parker Wickham, John Wickham, Thomas Wickham. Proved, May 27, 1762.
[Note.—The "North Manor" was that portion of the Manor of St. George which lay north of Peconic river, and is a triangular tract in the west part of the town of Riverhead.—W. S. P.]

Kruger, Vivienne L. Thesis. Columbia University, 1985. New York Slavery. 18 Aug. 2007. Web.
Barnabus Wines of Southold, in his 1762 will, not only freed two of his slaves, but gave them generous legacies:
To negro man Peter, his chest and wearing apparel, and 10, also my gun and small iron pot, hoe, one scythe, one sickle. To my negro woman Peg, all her wearing apparel, and her beding, three pairs of sheets, two chests, one pot, one trammel, one pewter tongs, four old chairs, two basins, a linnen wheel, one cow and calf, one box. My negro man Peter and my negro woman Pegg are to be freed at my death, and I give Peter and Pegg one‑half acre of land with all the building preparations thereon, and some wood and timber during their lives. They shall keep a cow if they so choose. To negro man Tom, all his wearing apparel, bedding, and 1 in money. To my negro boy Ruben, 5. My executors shall give a bond that the negroes shall not be a burden to any town.
Wines freed Peter and Peg with the ability to support themselves on a farm; they were given implements with which to hunt, raise crops and livestock, make linen, and house themselves. Tom and Ruben were given legacies but do not seem to have been manumitted.

Shillingburg. "The Disposition of Slaves on the East End of Long Island." 2003. Web.
Barnabas Wines freed two slaves, Peter and Pegg, with ½ acre of land and required that the "executors shall give a bond that the negroes shall not be a burden to any town." To Peter he gave his "chest and wearing apparel, and £10, also my gun and small iron pot, hoe, one scythe, one sickle." To Pegg he left, "all her wearing apparel, and her beding, three pairs of sheets, two chestts, one pot, one trammel, one pewter tongs, four old chairs, two basins, a linnen wheel, one cow and calf, one box." This was a generous gesture without local precedent, and apparently did not set an example.

Saar, Fred. Find A Grave. Web.

Barnabas Wines 1628–1715

Tenth Great Grandfather

Barnabas Wines was baptized on May 15, 1628 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Barnabas passed away in 1715 in Southold, Long Island, New York.

Stryker-Rodda, Kenn. Founders of New Jersey. Second ed. Descendants of Founders of New Jersey, 2011. 97. Web.
Barnabas Wines, son of Barnabas and Anne (Eddy) Wines, was baptized 15 May 1628, St. Clemens Church, Ipswich, County Suffolk, England and died in the fall of 1715 in Southold, Long Island, his will proved 29 September of that year.

Barnabas Wines

Eleventh Great Grandfather

Barnabas Wines was baptized on Feb. 14, 1602 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Barnabas married Anne Eddy. He passed away in Southold, Long Island, New York.

Jean Many 1670–1703

Ninth Great Grandfather

Jean Many was born in 1670 in Meschers-sur-Gironde, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. Jean married Jeanne Machet. He died in 1703 in New York.

Baird, Charles W. History of the Huguenot Emigration to America. Vol. II. New York, 1885. 38. Web.
Jean, brother of Jacques, known as Captain Many, married Jeanne, eldest daughter of Jean Machet.

"Brouwer Genealogy." RootsWeb. Ancestry. Web.
John Many is recorded on the tax list in New York City from 1696 through 1699. He lived in the East Ward in one of two houses owned by Carsten (Christopher) Luerson. Capt. William Kidd was living in the next house during some of those years (this has resulted in some descendants speculating that Jean and his brothers, may too, have been involved in piracy). In the 1703 census he is living in the South Ward.

Jordan, John W. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography. Vol. III. New York, 1914. 938. Web.
Two brothers, Jacques and Jean Maney, lived at Meschers, a village on the Gironee, France, the latter being a sea captain and known as Captain Maney. They were Huguenots and fled to England, probably at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, in 1685. From England they came to America, joining the Narragansett colony in Rhode Island in 1686. Jacques married Anne, daughter of Francois Vincent, both of them being members of the Huguenot church in New York in 1692. Jean married, prior to 1696, Jeanne, daughter of Jean Machet, and was a member of the same church.

Waters, Edward Stanley. "Notes on Some Huguenot Families." Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of America. Vol. III. New York, 1903. 268-69. Web.
MAGNY–MANY
Jean was apparently the elder brother of Jacques, with whom he was denizened, London, Apl. 15, 1693.
He is called "cappitaine," and like his brother, commanded a ship in the West India trade. May 19, 1701, the "Brigantine Lawrell, John Many, Master, from Jamaica" arrived. About 1700 is found an account of sums paid for John Machet, Jr., since the decease of John, his father, by John Manny in the sickness and at the death of the said J. M. Jr. decd., in Jamaica, £13. He md. Jeanne, dau. of Jean & Jeanne (Thomas) Machet of New Rochelle, to whom admn. on his estate, "late of N. Y., lately decd." was granted May 22, 1703. His inventory contained one bible, two silver spoons, six silver forks, one negro woman and her —. In money £200. Presd. by James Many & Elias Boudinot, Feb. 2, 1703/4. She was living in 1706.
By wife Jeanne he had issue:
I. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 6, a deux heures apres minuit, 1696, bap. 13, pres. par Pierre Machet et Elizh. Fulheux.
II. JEAN, b. Aug. 31, bap. Sept. 28, 1698; pres par Mr. Jean Pinaud et Made. Marianne Machet.
Signed JEAN MANY.
J. PINOS,
MARIANNE MACHET.
III. JACQUES, b. Oct. 5, bap. 12, 1700 par Mr. Peiret, pres. par Jacques Many et Anne Vincens.
These brothers were perhaps the James Many and John Many, who signed the Act of Opposition to the dismissal of the Rev. Mr. Rou, Sept. 24, 1724.

Jeanne Machet Pelletreau

Ninth Great Grandmother

Jeanne Machet was born in La Tremblade, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. Jeanne married Jean Many in 1696. She married Elie Pelletreau in 1710. She died in New York.

Jean Machet

Tenth Great Grandfather

Jean Machet was born in La Tremblade, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. Jean married Jeanne Thomas in 1662 in France. He passed away in 1699 in New York.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXV. 1893. 91. Web.
Memorandum of the Goods and chattels found in being at the decease of Jean Machet, late ship carpenter of New Rochelle, and left by him to Jeanne Machet his widow as executor. 200 acres of land, part of it low land, with 2 houses, one of them built of stone, and the other is a frame house, both standing by the water side. 1 ship upon the stocks which was not finished, by which the said Jeanne Machet has received £25 of Colonel Caleb Heathcote. One half of a sloop then at sea, which was sold at her coming back, to Francis Vincent, by Peter Machet, the son of Jean Machet, who received for the same the value of £80.
Account of goods sold by Jeanne Machet. To Anthony Lispenard a young negro boy £12. A negro man £60. A negro woman £40. Account of some that Peter Machet has received since the death of his father Jean Machet, for which he is accountable. From Francis Vincent for ½ the sloop £80. ½ of the cargo of Brazil wood £66. Rent of house and yard 3 months at £3 per month. Barrel of Tar 15s. Paid for John Machet Jr. since the death of his father, to Lewis Guion £5. To John Manning for charges in the sickness and at the burial of said John Machet deceased in Jamaica, Long Island £13.

Baird, Charles W. History of the Huguenot Emigration to America. Vol. II. New York, 1885. 34-35. Web.
Jean Machet, ship-carpenter, who settled first in Oxford, Massachusetts, but removed to New Rochelle, was a native of the same place. At the time when the last severities against the Protestants began to be exercised, Machet was pursuing his trade in the seaport town of Bordeaux. "We left our goods, our furniture, and our clothes," he writes, "I, and Jeanne Thomas my wife, and Pierre, Jean, Jeanne and Marianne our children, for the sake of our religion, and fled from persecution, only saving our bodies."
Notre ayde soit au nom de Dieu qui a fait le ciel et la terre, amen. Je Jean Machet Charpentier de navires né et natif du bourg de la Tramblade & demeurant à Bordeaux en France Lequel dit Machet etant fugitif de la persecution avec sa famille composée de luy, & Jeanne Thomas sa femme, & Pierre, Jean, Jeanne, & Marianne Machet leurs enfans & filles, ayant tous abbandonné leurs biens meubles & effects pour leur Relligion lesquels ils font tous profession en la veritable pureté & Relligion Chrêtienne que nous appelions religion protestante: Et comme le dit Machet ayant recogneu étre etably en ces lieux, terre et dependance d'York en la ville nommée la nouvelle Rochelle sous la domination de tres haut et tres puissant Monarque, nôtre Roy Guillaume de pleine memoire à qui Dieu maintienne son sceptre & sa couronne & que sous son regne puissions tous vivre en paix & en la crainte de Dieu. Et led[it] Machet s'est veu attaqué de maladie, grosse fievre, toutes fois sain de memoire & de l'entendemt & voulant pourvoir à ses affaires pour le repos de sa famille. Premierement Il recommande son ame a Dieu le pere tout puissant createur du ciel et de la terre, qu'il le veuille reçevoir dans son Royaume celeste, au rang de ses enfans bienheureux & quant à son corps il prie et souhaitte d'étre enterré en les forme & maniere de sa Religion & discipline jusques à la consommation des siecles & resurrection, ou nôtre Seigneur viendra pour juger les vivant et les morts c'est la priere qu'il fait, voulant bien comme un vray Chretien & pere de ses enfans que Dieu luy a donné fait testament . . . Premierement Led[it] Machet veut et entend & pretend que lad[ite] Jeanne Thomas sa femme soit dame & maitresse de tout generallemt les bien meubles & acquests que nous avons fait ensemble pendant nôtre vivant & particulieremt. les acquerts que nous avons fait ensemble depuis nôtre sortye de France n'ayant sauvé que nôtre corps seulemt. & que tout ce que nous avons, nous l'avons gagné ensemble à la peine de nos mains & à la sueur de nôtre visage.—(Wills, N. Y., II., 2. Signed April 17, 1694. Proved November 10, 1699.)

Waters, Edward Stanley. "Notes on Some Huguenot Families." Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of America. Vol. III. New York, 1903. 269. Web.
Will of Jean Machet, "charpentier des navires of Framblade, demeurant a Bordeaux en France," mentions wife, Jeanne Thomas, children, Pierre, Jean, Jeanne, et Marvianne, en la ville nommeé la nouvelle Rochelle.
"Fait a la N. R. Ap. 17, 1694. Invy. sworn to Feb. 20, 1699–70. 200 ackers of land—2 houses, one of stone, both by water side. 3 negers—½ of a sloop at sea sold to Fr. Vincent, £80."

Chadeayne, Philip. Web.

Jeanne Thomas Machet

Tenth Great Grandmother

Jeanne Thomas was born in France. Jeanne married Jean Machet in 1662 in France. She passed away in 1708 in New Rochelle, New York.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXVI. 1894. 7-8. Web.
To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye that I, Jane Manchet, widow of John Manchet, of New Rochelle, in the manor of Pelham, in the County of Westchester, shipwright, who by his will left all his estate, real and personal, to the said Jane, who now being aged, doth by these presents give unto my eldest daughter Jane, widow of John Manny, mariner, All that my house, orchard and lot of land in New Rochelle, Bounded in front before the house, with the creek and salt water. In the rear by the Boston road. On the west by the lot of Joseph Villins, and on the east by the lane that runs from the salt water to the country road, which lane lyeth between the lot of the widow Manchet and the lot of Lewis Dyon, blacksmith. Also all that Great lot, as it was laid out to John Manchet in his life time, lying northward in the woods above the country road. With all the rights of undivided lands and commons, and all shares of salt meadow or fresh meadow within the bounds of New Rochelle. Also one negro woman, and £209, in the hands of my son Peter, for which he is accountable to me as administratrix of John Manchet. All these to the said Jane Manny, in Trust, for the use of said Jane Manchet for life and then to my said daughter Jane Manny, and my daughter Mary Anne Manchet. And as for my great lot, 100 acres of it is to go to my son Peter Manchet, and the rest to my two daughters, Jane and Mary Anne.
Dated February 6, 170⅚. Witnesses, John Pell, John Nefeult, John Pell, Sr. Proved before Lord Cornbury, June 22, 1708.
[Note. The testatrix was widow of Jean Machet, whose will is in Liber 1. Page 322. Dated April 17, 1694.]

Chadeayne, Philip. Web.

John Collins Comfort 1776–1850

Fifth Great Grandfather

John Collins Comfort was born on Oct. 4, 1776 in New York. John married Phoebe Gildersleeve in 1798. He passed away on Apr. 5, 1850 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania at age 73. He was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Newell, Linda K., and Valeen T. Avery. "Emma and Joseph." Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith. Second ed. Champaign: U of Illinois, 1994. 7. Web.
John Comfort had earlier called Treadwell down for drinking, laziness, and general dissolution. Treadwell, angered and insulted at Comfort's interference, repeatedly threatened him. Comfort had also made a trip down the river and planned to return home the same day as Oliver Harper. The two men resembled each other in size and appearance and were dressed much alike. A man with killing on his mind and alcohol in his blood, hiding nervously in the bushes, could easily mistake one for the other.
If the suspicions of the townspeople were correct, Jason Treadwell killed the wrong man. He had lain in ambush to take revenge on John Comfort and murdered Oliver Harper instead. After his gun was found hidden in a log and a partial confession was taken, Treadwell was tried, convicted, and hanged.

United States. Census. 1820. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Head of Family: John Comfort
Males: 4
Under 10: Isaac Lewis Comfort, 1811
10 to 16: James Comfort, 1805
16 to 18: Silas Gildersleeve Comfort, 1803
16 to 26: Silas Gildersleeve Comfort, 1803
26 to 45: John Collins Comfort, 1776
Females: 5
Under 10: Elizabeth Gildersleeve Comfort, 1819
Under 10: Mary Comfort, 1816
10 to 16: Charity Comfort, 1809
16 to 26: Hannah Comfort, 1797
26 to 45: Phoebe Comfort, 1776

United States. Census. 1830. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Head of Family: John Comfort
Males: 7
05 to 10: Unidentified
10 to 15: Unidentified
15 to 20: Unidentified
15 to 20: Unidentified
15 to 20: Isaac Lewis Comfort, 1811
20 to 30: James Comfort, 1805
50 to 60: John Collins Comfort, 1776
Females: 6
10 to 15: Elizabeth Gildersleeve Comfort, 1819
10 to 15: Mary Comfort, 1816
15 to 20: Unidentified
15 to 20: Unidentified
20 to 30: Charity Comfort, 1809
50 to 60: Phoebe Comfort, 1776

Comfort, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.

Phoebe Gildersleeve Comfort 1776–1830

Fifth Great Grandmother

Phoebe Gildersleeve was born on Oct. 23, 1776 in New Jersey. Phoebe was baptized on Oct. 19, 1777. She married John Collins Comfort in 1798. She passed away on Dec. 27, 1830 in Pennsylvania at age 54. She was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania.

History of the First Presbyterian Church. Morristown, 1885. 86. Web.
Gildersleeve, Phebe; born 22 Oct. 1776; Baptized 19 Oct. 1777.

The Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society. Web. John Comfort joined the Methodists in 1809.
When John and Phoebe Comfort moved to Harmony in 1808, built a large sawmill, opened a mercantile institution, farmed hundreds of acres of prime land, and purchased the large Pickering "country house," they instantly became not only one of the wealthiest families in the township, but members of this same elite group that established social order and respectability for the rest of their remote mountain valley. When the Comforts joined the Methodists the year after their arrival, during the period when Methodism became Harmony's dominant religion, they became closely allied with the prominent Hale family. After the Hale family built their own "mansion" during the time of the Comfort conversions, the two families had a great deal in common. Methodists in the township met at either one home or the other for worship services, elections, court sessions, or other community events. Both families were financially well placed and both played a significant role in community life.

Comfort, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.

Silas Gildersleeve 1748–1826

Sixth Great Grandfather

Silas Gildersleeve was baptized on Jun. 12, 1748 in Morristown, New Jersey. Silas married Sarah Woodruff on Jul. 24, 1775. He passed away in 1826 in Morristown.

DAR #A044566 Service: New Jersey Rank: Private

History of the First Presbyterian Church. Morristown, 1885. 86. Web.
Gildersleeve, Silas; Baptized 12 June 1748.

Sarah Woodruff Gildersleeve

Sixth Great Grandmother

Sarah Woodruff married Silas Gildersleeve on Jul. 24, 1775.

History of the First Presbyterian Church. Morristown, 1885. 86. Web.
Gildersleeve, Silas; became Communicant 28 Feb 1766; non Roll 3.
Sarah Woodruff; married 24 July 1775; Renewed Covenant 19 Oct. 1777

John Woodruff 1637–1691

Ninth Great Grandfather

John Woodruff was baptized in 1637 in Kent, England. John passed away in 1691 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey. Ed. Francis Bazley Lee. Vol. I. New York, 1910. 346. Web.
John, eldest son of John and Ann Woodruff, was baptized in the parish of Sturry, county Kent, England, in 1637, died at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, in April or May, 1691. He accompanied his parents and grandparents to Southampton, and April 30, 1657, included in the list of arms-bearing men. May 1, 1663, he was elected constable, and between August 29 and September 7, 1665, he sold his Southampton lands, preparatory to removing to Elizabethtown, in which latter place he soon became one of the leading citizens, holding the offices of ensign, high sheriff, magistrate and one of the most prominent opponents of the lords proprietors. His only brother was, like himself, named John, a fact proven by their father's will, but as the latter remained in Southampton, where he inherited the bulk of his father's estate, the two lines have had distinct histories.

An Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members of the Society of Colonial Wars. New York, 1922. 550. Web.
Woodruff (Wordrof), Ensign John, 1637-1691. Ensign of Militia at Elizabethtown, N. J., Sept. 14, 1673. Appointed High Sheriff, Essex Co., N. J., 1684.

John Woodruff 1604–1670

Tenth Great Grandfather

John Woodruff was born in 1604 in Kent, England. John passed away in 1670 in Southampton, Long Island, New York.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXV. 1893. 17-18. Web.
John Woodruff, Southampton, L. I. Leaves to his eldest son, John Woodruff, of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, "a half Crown Piece, in full of all portions and patrimony to be expected of me." To daughter Anne Woolley, £20. To daughter Elizabeth Dayton, £20. Leaves rest of estate to wife Ann and youngest son John Woodruff, and makes them executors.
Dated May 4, 1670. Witnesses, Christopher Foster, John Laughton.
Know all men by this, that the above written will is of my own handwriting, and I saw ye said John Woodruff sett to his marke, and take off ye seale or stamp from ye wax. As witness my hand.
John Laughton.
Proved at Court of Sessions at Southold, July 1, 1670. Inventory made May 24, 1670, amounts to £122 7s. 8d. "One half of ye Land and Housing and accommodations is already clearly by deed of Gift disposed to his son John, the other half we apprize at £55.
John Howell, Henry Pierson, Edward Howell, John Jennings.
[Note.—John Woodruff married Anne, daughter of John Gosmer, one of the original "Undertakers" of Southampton. He adopted his oldest grandson John Woodruff, and went to New Jersey about 1660. John Woodruff, Sr., also named his youngest son John. He remained in Southampton. His homestead was purchased in 1726 by Francis Pelletreau, and was standing till recent years. It was the last house on Long Island that retained the old-fashioned rhomboidal panes of glass, and was known as the "House with diamond windows."]
Fahey, Janice. Geni. Web.

Zophar Gildersleeve

Seventh Great Grandfather

Zophar Gildersleeve was born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. Zophar passed away in 1776 in Morristown, New Jersey.

History of the First Presbyterian Church. Morristown, 1885. 86. Web.
Gildersleeve, Zophar; became Communicant 15 Oct. 1752; died or buried 28 Aug. 1776. aet. 70.
Desire Renewed Covenant 12 June 1748.
Mary became Communicant 15 Oct. 1752; non Roll 3.

Richard Gildersleeve

Eighth Great Grandfather

Gildersleeve, Willard Harvey. Gildersleeves of Gildersleeve, Conn. Meriden, 1914. 8. Web.
In 1683, his father gave him the Carman proprietorship in Hempstead so that he became a proprietor early in life. With his wife, Experience, he witnessed many land transactions. In 1690, he was lieutenant of militia. In 1687 he received by purchase and town grant, large properties in the town of Huntington, Suffolk County, L. I. He finally moved to Huntington and settled down in the northeastern part on Fresh Pond Neck near Crab Meadow. He sold all his rights in Hempstead in 1704, to his brother Thomas. His descendants still own portions of his estate in that section of Huntington near the Smithtown line. Son, Thomas.

Richard Gildersleeve

Ninth Great Grandfather

Richard Gildersleeve married Dorcas Williams in 1654 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. Richard passed away in 1691 in Hempstead.

Gildersleeve, Willard Harvey. Gildersleeves of Gildersleeve, Conn. Meriden, 1914. 8. Web.
In the Dutch-Indian War, he moved to Newtown, L. I., where he was one of the earliest proprietors. In 1656, he moved back again to Hempstead, L. I., where he became a large landed proprietor and a prominent citizen. He served as town clerk for many years. Besides other offices, he was town surveyor for many important cases. He was town drummer, calling the settlers to worship and for town meetings. In 1680, he bought the old meeting house which had a fort around it for safety against the Indians. His wife, Dorcas, witnessed many deeds, and lived on the homestead in Hempstead village until her death in 1704. Mr. Gildersleeve died in 1691, making a will, which is preserved in Jamaica, L. I. He had four children, Richard, Jr., Thomas, Elizabeth and Dorcas, the wife of Thomas Lester of Hempstead.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 1987. Rpt. in Long Island Source Records. By Henry B. Hoff. Baltimore, 2001. 130-31. Web.
Gildersleeve, Richard, of Hempstead, 7 Apr., 1690. To wife, Dorkiss, the dwelling, some land, riding horse, etc.; to sons Richard & Thomas, meadow at Merrick west neck; to dau. Dorkiss Lester eight acres at Newfield; to dau. Elizabeth Gildersleeve eight acres; to Phebe Thickstone a cow. Son Richard exr. Wits: John Sering & Joseph Pettit. Pro. 21 May, 1691.

Richard Comfort 1745–1824

Sixth Great Grandfather

Richard Comfort was born on Aug. 15, 1745 in Fishkill, New York. Richard married Charity Perkins. He passed away on Mar. 6, 1824 in Southport, New York at age 78. He was buried in Wellsburg, New York.

DAR #A024718 Service: New York Rank: Private
The Minnesota Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Year Book. Comp. William H. Grant. St. Paul, 1895. 239. Web.
He was a private in Capt. Abraham Storm's Company, in Col. Brinkerhoff's Regiment, New York State Troops. He was present at the battles of White Plains, Princeton and Brandywine.

United States. Census. 1790. Web.
State: New York
County: Ulster (Sullivan)
Town: Mamakating
Head of Family: Richard Comfort
Males: 5
Over 16: Richard Comfort, 1745
Over 16: Unidentified
Under 16: John Collins Comfort, 1776
Under 16: Benjamin Comfort, 1784
Under 16: Richard Comfort, 1787
Females: 5

Comfort, First Baptist Church. 2012.

Charity Perkins Comfort 1747–1815

Sixth Great Grandmother

Charity Perkins was born on Nov. 17, 1747. Charity married Richard Comfort. She passed away on Aug. 11, 1815 in New York at age 67. She was buried in Wellsburg, New York.

Towner, Ausburn. A History of the Valley and County of Chemung. Syracuse, 1892. 508. Web.
The first church edifice was that of the Baptist Society, built in the year 1812. It was originally erected on the site of the present building, but has undergone several changes and has been enlarged. The graveyard that surrounds this church was the first piece of ground that was set off for the interment of the dead, and many old and time-worn stones mark the resting place of generations that have lived and died in Ashland. Here lie the remains of such persons as Judge Henry Wells; Nathan Roberts and his wife Hanna; Richard Comfort and his wife Charity; James Roberts, son of Nathan Roberts and father of Miles, also his wife Mary; David Bush and wife; and only a few days since were laid to rest here the remains of Richard Caton Lockwood, long time a resident of Wellsburg, who lived always honored and respected and died sincerely mourned.

Comfort, First Baptist Church. 2012.

Elizabeth Ann Betts Comfort

Seventh Great Grandmother

Elizabeth Ann Betts was born in New York. Elizabeth married Robert Comfort on Oct. 9, 1722 in New York.

Cooke, George H. Vol. LXXI. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1911. 452. Web.
Robert Comfort, the son of the first Robert Comfort, married Elizabeth Betts

Thomas Betts 1662–1709

Eighth Great Grandfather

Thomas Betts was born in 1662. Thomas married Mercy Denton Whitehead on Apr. 3, 1683 in New York. He passed away in 1709 in New York.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 1987. Rpt. in Long Island Source Records. By Henry B. Hoff. Baltimore, 2001. 138-39. Web.
Betts, Thomas of Newtown 29 June 1709. Devised to wife Mary life use of his estate & lands between the road to Capt. Betts & the road to Hell Gate; she to pay £50 to two eldest daus. Mercy Hazard & Abigail Betts, when Abigail is eighteen. To son Richard the land willed me by my father Richard at Mespatt Kills. To sons Thomas & Daniel the homestead, when of age, they to pay £25 to each of their sisters, viz :—Mercy Hazard, Abigail Betts, Joannah Betts, Mary Betts, Elizabeth Betts, & Deborah Betts, when they reach 21. Exrs: wife & son Richard. Overseers: John Berrien & John Stevenson. Wits: Joseph Sackett, Philip Ketcham, & John Denman. Pro. 23 Sept. 1709.

Wolfe, Janet Chevalley, and Robert Wolfe. "Notes for Thomas Betts and Mercy Whitehead." U of Michigan. Web.
1698 Thomas Betts was listed as an inhabitant of Newtown, Long Island with a family of 12 persons and 4 negros in a census taken in August.

Richard Betts 1613–1713

Ninth Great Grandfather

Richard Betts was born in 1613 in Hertfordshire, England. Richard passed away on Nov. 18, 1713 in Long Island, New York. He was buried on Nov. 20, 1713.

"Abstracts of Wills." Collections of the New-York Historical Society. Vol. XXVI. 1894. 113-14. Web.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Betts, of Newtown, in Queens County, on Nassau Island, yeoman, being in good health. I leave to my wife Johanah, all my homestead and buildings and lot of land belonging to the same, lying between the lands of John Scudder and Richard Betts, son of Thomas Betts, deceased; Also my tract of land between the way that leads to the narrow passage and the land of Samuel Albertus, and the meadow adjoining to the same; Also all my movable estate, and liberty to get what hay she may have occasion for during her life. After the decease of my wife I leave to my son, Richard Betts, my Camlet cloak, for his birthright, and all my right and interest in lands in Plunder neck; Also my house and home lot and buildings; Also ½ of the lands and meadows that lyeth below the road, that leads from the English Kill to the Dutch Kills, bounded by Samuel Albertus and John Allen, with all the appurtenances; Also ½ the meadow land above the homestead, situate between the lands of John Scudder and Richard Betts, sons of Thomas Betts, deceased. I leave to my grand son, Richard Betts, son of Thomas Betts, my tract of land lying between the way that leads to the narrow passage and the land of Samuel Albertus, up to Newtown spring; Also ½ the meadow and upland, that lyeth between the road that leads from the English Kills to the Dutch Kills, bounded by Samuel Albertus and John Allen. All movable estate after my wife's death to my daughters, Johanah Sander, Mary Swazy, and Martha Ketcham, and the children of my daughter, Elizabeth Sackett, deceased, and the children of my daughter, Sarah Hunt, deceased. I appoint my sons in law, Joseph Sackett and Phillip Ketcham, executors.
Witnesses, John Donan, Hannah Field, John Gould. Proved, November 26, 1713.

The Family Record [Newburgh] Feb. 1897. Web. Poyer was rector of Episcopal churches.
CAPT. RICHARD BETTS, the father of Elizabeth, the first wife of Capt. Joseph Sackett, was born Hertfordshire, England, in the year 1613. He came to New England about the year 1635, and in 1636 settled at Newtown, Mass., from which place, prior to 1642, he removed to Ipswich, where he remained until about 1654, when he became a permanent resident of Newtown, Long Island. There he soon acquired prominence and influence, and for upwards of half a century participated largely in public affairs. In the revolution of 1663 he bore a zealous part, and after the conquest of New Netherlands by the English he was a member from Newtown of the Provisional Assembly, held at Hempstead in 1665. He was "High Sheriff of Yorkshire, upon Long Island" from 1678 to 1681. For a long series of years he was a magistrate, and several times a member of the "High Court of Assize," then the supreme power in the province. His name is honorably mentioned in upwards of thirty distinct paragraphs on the pages of "Riker's Annals of Newtown," the last of which reads as follows: "The last survivor of the original purchasers, Capt. Richard Betts, died on Nov. 18, of this year" (1713), "at the patriarchal age of a hundred years. None in the township has been so eminent as he for commanding influence and valuable public service. His remains were interred on his own estate at the English Kills, on the 20th, with a funeral service by Mr. Poyer, rector of Jamaica Parish."

O'Gorman, William. Long Island Star. Rpt. in A History of Long Island. By Peter Ross. Vol. I. 1902. 709. Web.
He became a bitter opponent to Director Pieter Stuyvesant and the little town of Bushwick, which he had founded. Under leave from the Governor, the English settlers had planted their town, but were refused the usual patent, and in 1656 Richard Betts administered a severe blow to Stuyvesant by purchasing the land for himself and fifty-five associates, from the red men, at the rate of one shilling per acre. The total cost amounted to £68 16s. 4d. which, with the sum of £76 9s. paid to the sachems Pomwaukon and Rowerowestco, extinguished the Indian title to Newtown.

Henry Garlick 1843–1895

Great-Great-Grandfather

Henry Mellor was baptized on Jun. 25, 1843 in Taxal, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England. Henry Garlick married his cousin Elizabeth Jane Mellor on Oct. 25, 1875. Henry passed away on Nov. 20, 1895 in Central City, Colorado. He was buried in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Central City.

Henry Garlick was part of the Black Hills Gold Rush, so he was probably an illegal migrant in the Great Sioux Reservation.


Garlick, Knights of Pythias Cemetery. 2011.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence or Ship F M
1850 Henry Mellor 06 Charles Chaloner
1860 Henry Garlick 17 Clifton, Grant, Wisconsin GB GB
1880 Henry Garlick 35 City Treasurer Central City, Gilpin, Colorado GB GB

Cheshire. Baptisms. 1843. Web.
Date: June 25
Parish: Taxal
Name: Henry Mellor
Mother: Ann
Address: Peak Forest
Occupation: Spinster
Note: Illegitimate

The Weekly Register-Call 22 Nov. 1895. Web.
Died. In Central City, Colo., Nov. 20, 1895, Henry Garlick, aged 52 years, of miner’s disease. Deceased came to Colorado in the early sixties from Wisconsin. He remained here until the gold excitement in South Dakota, and in 1876 left here for Deadwood. After engaging in mining at that place, he returned to Central and made it his place of residence ever since. He served the people of this city in various positions, among them that of treasurer. He was a native of England, his parents locating in Wisconsin, from which state he emigrated to Colorado. He leaves a wife and five children and other relatives in Central and Black Hawk. The funeral occurred this afternoon from his late residence at 1:30 o’clock. Interment was made in the city cemetery.

The Weekly Register-Call 24 Feb. 1893. 21 Feb. 2013. Web.
Harry Garlick & Company are working in a 90 foot shaft at the Americus Mine, west of the Fraser shaft on that vein. This week they have been having a run made at the Polar Star stamp mill in Black Hawk.

Elizabeth Jane Mellor Garlick 1857–1912

Great-Great-Grandmother

Elizabeth Jane Mellor was born on Dec. 30, 1857 in Linden, Wisconsin. Elizabeth married her cousin Henry Garlick on Oct. 25, 1875. She passed away on Oct. 13, 1912, at home in Arvada, Colorado. Her death at age 54 was due to carcinoma. She was buried on Oct. 16, 1912 in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Central City, Colorado.


Garlick, Knights of Pythias Cemetery. 2011.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1860 Elizabeth Miller 02 Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin GB GB
1870 Elizabeth Millor 12 Clifton, Grant, Wisconsin
1880 Elizebath Garlick 22 Keeping House Central City, Gilpin, Colorado GB GB
1910 Elisabeth J Garlick 50 Hot Sulphur Springs, Grand, Colorado

Colorado. Deaths. 1912. Foothills Genealogical Society. Web.
Name: Elizabeth J. Garlick
Birth Year: 1857
Cause of Death: Carcinoma
Death Date: October 13
Interment: Central City Cemetery
Husband: Henry
Son: Harry

"Death of Mrs. Garlick." The Middle Park Times [Hot Sulphur Springs] 18 Oct. 1912: 9. Colorado Historic Newspapers. Web.
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Garlick died at her home in Arvada on the 13th inst. Mrs. Garlick formerly resided in Hot Sulphur Springs where she and her children were in charge of the local telephone office for about 3 years. She had resided in Arvada for about a year.
Mr. Garlick was a pioneer of Colorado and had previously resided in Central City for 33 years.
The body was taken to Central City for interment at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, October 16th. Mrs. Garlick was a woman of many admirable qualities and was highly respected among her friends and neighbors in this community where she was well and favorably known. She is survived by two sons and two daughters.

The Weekly Register-Call 1912. Web.
Died. At Arvada, Colorado, Sunday, October 13, 1912, Mrs. Elizabeth Garlick, aged 53 years. The lady was a pioneer of Gilpin county and the state, coming to Colorado 40 years ago, and a resident of Gilpin county for 33 years, and a year or more ago she went to Arvada, to make her home. She was the widow of Henry Garlick, and the family were well known and respected residents of this city, where the greater portion of their years had been spent. She left two sons and two daughters to mourn her loss, Harry and Louis Garlick, Hazel Garlick, Mrs. August Meyers, and son-in-law, Claude Pass. The remains were brought to this city and the funeral took place from the Harris Undertaking chapel on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Rice of the M. E. church officiating and was attended by many of the old friends and neighbors, who had known her for so many years.

Francis Mellor 1829–1861

Third Great Grandfather

Francis Mellor was born in 1829. Francis was baptized on Jan. 16, 1831 in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, England. He died on Dec. 30, 1861 in Linden, Wisconsin. His death was due to major trauma. He was buried in the Linden Cemetery.

Derbyshire. Baptisms. 1831. Web.
Date: January 16
Parish: Chapel en le Frith
Name: Francis Mellor
Father: Thomas
Mother: Ann

Mineral Point Weekly Tribune 1 Jan. 1862: 2. Chronicling America. Web.
DIED In Linden, on Monday last, Capt. James Chynoweth, aged about 60 years.
Also in Linden on the same day, from injuries received in a shaft, Mr. Francis Miller, aged about 30.

Mellor, Linden Cemetery. 2014.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Francis Mellor 10 Peak Forest, Derbyshire, England GB GB
1860 Francis Miller 27 Miner Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin

Elizabeth Mellor 1833–1868

Third Great Grandmother

Elizabeth was born in England. She married Francis Mellor. She died in 1868. She was buried in the Linden Cemetery in Linden, Wisconsin.


Mellor, Linden Cemetery. 2014.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1860 Elizabeth Miller 27 Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin

Potential Match

Elizabeth Larry married Francis Millard on Feb. 8, 1852 in Wisconsin.

Joseph Garlick 1828–1887

Third Great Grandfather

Joseph Garlick was baptized on Nov. 23, 1828 in Peak Forest, Derbyshire, England. Joseph married Anne Mellor on May 27, 1849 at Manchester Cathedral in England. They left Liverpool, Merseyside, England aboard the Charles Chaloner. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on Oct. 31, 1850. He died on Apr. 26, 1887 in Central City, Colorado. His death was due to explosion. He was buried in Central City.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence or Ship F M
1841 Joseph Garlick 12 Prestbury, Cheshire, England
1850 Joseph Garlick 23 Charles Chaloner
1860 Joseph Garlick 30 Clifton, Grant, Wisconsin
1870 Joseph Garlick 44 Clifton, Grant, Wisconsin
1880 Joseph Garlick 50 Miner Central City, Gilpin, Colorado GB GB

Anne Mellor Garlick

Third Great Grandmother

Anne Mellor was baptized on Nov. 8, 1822 in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, England. Anne married Joseph Garlick on May 27, 1849 at Manchester Cathedral in England. They left Liverpool, Merseyside, England aboard the Charles Chaloner. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on Oct. 31, 1850.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence or Ship F M
1850 Anne Garlick 21 Charles Chaloner
1860 Ann Garlick 36 Clifton, Grant, Wisconsin
1870 Ann Garlick 46 Clifton, Grant, Wisconsin
1880 Ann Garlick 53 Keeping House Central City, Gilpin, Colorado GB GB
1900 Ann Garlick 79 Rena, Clallam, Washington GB GB

Derbyshire. Baptisms. 1822. Web.
Date: November 8
Parish: Chapel en le Frith
Name: Ann Mellor
Father: Thomas
Mother: Ann

Thomas Mellor 1793–1883

Fourth Great Grandfather

Thomas Mellor was born in 1793. Thomas was baptized on Apr. 27, 1794 Derbyshire, England. He married Anne Clayton on Feb. 22, 1814 in Peak Forest, Derbyshire. They left Liverpool aboard the Charles Chaloner. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on Oct. 31, 1850. He passed away on Feb. 4, 1883 in Linden, Wisconsin. He was buried in the Peddler's Creek Cemetery in Wisconsin.

Derbyshire. Baptisms. 1794. Web.
Date: April 27
Name: Thomas Mellor
Father: Saml

Mellor, Peddler's Creek Cemetery. 2014.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence or Ship F M
1841 Thomas Mellor 45 Peak Forest, Derbyshire, England
1850 Thomas Mellor 55 Charles Chaloner
1860 Thomas Miller 66 Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin
1870 Thomas Meller 76 Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin
1880 Thomas Mellor 87 Farmer Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin GB GB

Anne Clayton Mellor 1794–1881

Fourth Great Grandmother

Anne was born in 1794 in Peak Forest, Derbyshire, England. She married Thomas Mellor on Feb. 22, 1814 in Peak Forest. They left Liverpool aboard the Charles Chaloner. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on Oct. 31, 1850. She passed away on Dec. 29, 1881 in Linden, Wisconsin. She was buried in the Peddler's Creek Cemetery in Wisconsin.


Mellor, Peddler's Creek Cemetery. 2014.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence or Ship F M
1841 Ann Mellor 45 Peak Forest, Derbyshire, England
1850 Anne Mellor 55 Charles Chaloner
1860 Ann Miller 65 Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin
1870 Ann Meller 74 Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin
1880 Ann Mellor 86 Keeping House Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin GB GB

Richard John Champion 1881–1958

Great-Grandfather

Richard John Champion was born on Jul. 3, 1881 in Silver Plume, Colorado. Richard was baptized on Nov. 12, 1881. He married Laura Jolly on Jul. 19, 1905 in Arvada, Colorado. He died on Mar. 1, 1958, at home in Arvada. His death at age 76 was due to heart attack. He was buried in the Arvada Cemetery.


Champion, Arvada Cemetery. 2010.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1900 Richard Champion 19 Central City, Gilpin, Colorado GB GB
1910 Richard Champion 28 Engineer Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1920 Richard Champion 38 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1930 Richard J Champion 48 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1940 Richard Champion 58 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado

New York. Passengers. 1920. Web.
SS Drottningholm
Departure: Gothenburg, August 10
Arrival: New York, August 20
Name: Richard John Champion
Age: 39
Married: Yes
Birth Date: July 3, 1881
Birth Place: Silver Plume Colo
Residence: Arvada Colo

New York. Passengers. 1928. Web.
SS Huron Sailing from Dominican Ports
Barahona, April 1
St. Domingo, April 2
Samana, April 3
Puerto Plata, April 4
New York, April 10
Name: Richard J. Champion
Age: 47
Married: Yes
Birth Date: July 3, 1881
Birth Place: SilverPlane, Col.
Residence: Arada, Col.

"Richard J. Champion." Arvada Enterprise 6 Mar. 1958. Web.
Funeral services for Richard J. Champion, resident of Arvada for the past 52 years, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at Olinger’s Mortuary, Sixteenth and Boulder streets. Burial was in the Arvada cemetery. Mr. Champion died after suffering a heart attack last Saturday at his home, 5707 Saulsbury street. Richard J. Champion was born July 3, 1881 at Silver Plume, Colorado. He was married in July, 1905 to Laura Jolly in Arvada and the couple lived for a while in Central City. Mr. Champion was an excavating engineer. Surviving are his wife, one son, William J. Champion, Arvada, two granddaughters, Mary Loretta and Ruth Ann Champion.

United States. Department of State. Passport Applications. 1919. FamilySearch. Web.
Anna Jolly, being first duly sworn on oath, deposes and says:
That she is well acquainted with Richard J. Champion; that she is his mother-in-law; that she was well acquainted with his parents, and that she lived a neighbor to them at the time of his birth, and that she was present in Silver Plume, Colorado, at the date of his birth, and that she knows that he was born in Silver Plume, in the State of Colorado, on the third day of July, 1881, and that he is now a resident of Arvada, Colorado, and has been a citizen of Colorado during all of his life. She further states that to the best of her information, no record was kept of births at the time of his birth in the locality where he was born.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of December, A. D. 1919.

Laura Jolly Champion 1886–1979

Great-Grandmother

Laura Jolly was born on Oct. 21, 1886 in Arvada, Colorado. Laura married Richard John Champion on Jul. 19, 1905 in Arvada. She died in 1979 in Lakewood, Colorado. She was buried in the Arvada Cemetery.


Champion, Arvada Cemetery. 2010.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1900 Laura Jolly 13 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1910 Laura Champion 23 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1920 Laura Champion 32 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1930 Laura J Champion 43 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1940 Laura Champion 53 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado

Colorado Transcript [Golden] 27 July 1905: 5. Colorado Historic Newspapers. Web.
Richard Champion, of Central City, and Miss Laura Jolly were married at the home of the bride's parents in Arvada on the 19th inst, Rev. J. F. White officiating. Mr. Jolly, the father of the bride, is a member of the Salvation Army, and there was considerable army music at the ceremony and a general good time.

"Honoree's Life Spans Industrial Revolution." Arvada Citizen Sentinel 28 Dec. 1972: 39. Print.
Laura Jolly Champion, honored with membership in the Arvada Historical Society during the group's special week recently, is a native Arvadan whose life has spanned one of the most rapid industrial revolutions the world has known.
She has seen a transition from the horse-and-buggy to landing on the moon, from farming and food preparation to TV dinners, from information by mail and word of mouth to communication satellite and from a few neighbors at great distances to a town of 68,000 persons.
Mrs. Champion was born in the townsite of Arvada, Oct. 21, 1886. Her father, William Jolly, and her mother, Annie Carpenter Jolly, had come from England. After living in Boulder, Erie, and Silver Plume, the family settled in Arvada, in 1884. Laura Jolly was the youngest of 10 children and was named by Benjamin Wadsworth, first Arvada Postmaster.
William Jolly purchased a portion of land bounded by Wadsworth By-Pass, Ralston Rd., Saulsbury St., and Grandview Ave. From Benjamin and Mary Wadsworth, in 1885.
The family lived in the Methodist parsonage on the south side of 57th Ave. and Wadsworth Blvd. until Jolly finished building the family home on the site where Berry's Restaurant now stands.
The Jollys operated an ice cream store on the corner of the property which proved an inspiration because the site was near the Arvada terminal of the Denver Tramway several years.
In early days, a homemade pie and ice cream stand was a popular center for holiday festivities. However, at the turn of the century, a severe snow storm July 4 created a problem. There was no refrigeration to help preserve delicacies so the family saved them by eating as much as they could, suffering for days afterwards.
Jolly was a carpenter and some homes he built are still standing. The Tetzloff home, 5705 Saulsbury St., is one while the home at 7009 Grandview Blvd. and several homes west of Wadsworth Blvd. are others.
A white house at the bottom of the hill on Vance St. was razed a few years ago, and a saw engraved with William Jolly's initials was found built into the walls.
Mrs. Jolly and children operated the family farm which produced strawberries and raspberries for marketing. During summer months, a full day was required to pick 25 quarts of berries. Twice a week, Annie and some of the family's older children loaded a wagon with berries and took them to market in Denver. The Jollys received 35 cents for a crate of their product which merchants sold for $1.50.
Laura attended classes in a two-room schoolhouse at 5650 Wadsworth Blvd. This was the second school built on lands donated by Wadsworth and was completed in 1882. One room was used for an elementary school and the other for a high school.
The Jolly family were Methodists and attended services in the Clear Creek Valley Grange, now the Arvada Festival Playhouse, until the Second Methodist Church, 7500 W. 57th Ave., was completed. The whole family attended the church or the grange for recreation.
An interesting custom, long dead, was a community gift exchange at Christmas time. A few weeks before Christmas, a tree was decorated at the Church and townspeople placed gifts beneath it. On Christmas Eve, the community gathered for an exchange and opening of gifts.
Laura Jolly married Richard Champion in 1919, in Central City. A year later, when Standley Lake was built for irrigation purposes, the Champions moved to 5707 Saulsbury St. where Mrs. Champion has lived for 53 years.
Champion was an excavating engineer and worked for Jefferson County until his death in 1958.
The Champions had one son, William, who resides at 9161 W. 66th Ave. with his wife, the former Nellie Garlic.
Mrs. Champion has two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Sterling, Ruth. "Pasties, Old-Time Dish of Miners, Make Wonderfully Satisfying Meal." Rocky Mountain News [Denver] 17 Feb. 1950: 33-34. Print.
Mrs. Champion is a sister of Mrs. Mills, and also an expert baker of the delicious meat pies.

William Jolly 1848–1906

Great-Great-Grandfather

William Jolly was born on Apr. 11, 1848 in Redruth, Cornwall, England. William married Annie Carpenter in 1871 in Redruth. He passed away on Aug. 19, 1906, at home in Arvada, Colorado. His death at age 58 was due to nephritis. He was buried in the Arvada Cemetery.


Jolly, Arvada Cemetery. 2010.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1851 William Jolly 02 Scholar Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB
1861 W Jolly 13 Carpenter Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB
1871 William Jolly 27 Carpenter Camborne, Cornwall, England
1885 William Jolly 36 Colorado
1900 William Jolly 52 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB

Arvada Sun. Rpt. in Colorado Transcript [Golden] 30 Aug. 1906: 8. Colorado Historic Newspapers. Web.
Wm. Jolly died at his residence here last Sunday morning, Aug, 19, at 5:10 from bright's disease. He was ill only a short time. He was 58 years of age and leaves a wife and five children. He was a member of the Salvation Army for fourteen years, and was buried by that sect. He was a charter member of the W. O. W., a stockholder in the Arvada Light company, and a large property holder.

Cornwall. Births. 1848. Web.
Name: William Jolly
District: Redruth

United States. Department of Justice. Naturalization. Vol. A. Golden, 1900. FamilySearch. Web.
Name: William Jolly
Address: Golden
Country: England
Date: Oct. 20
Witnesses: Simon Graves, William E. Cole

Annie Carpenter Jolly 1849–1929

Great-Great-Grandmother

Annie Carpenter was born on Dec. 21, 1849 in Cornwall, England. Annie married William Jolly in 1871 in Redruth, Cornwall. She passed away on Dec. 15, 1929, at home in Arvada, Colorado. Her death at age 79 was due to cancer. She was buried on Dec. 17, 1929 in the Arvada Cemetery.


Jolly, Arvada Cemetery. 2010.

McDonald, G. W. Denver. Print.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1851 Ann Carpenter 01 Illogan, Cornwall, England
1861 Ann Carpenter 11 Mine Girl Illogan, Cornwall, England
1871 Annie Jolly 21 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1885 Annie Jolly 33 House Wife Colorado GB GB
1900 Annie Jolly 50 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1910 Annie Jolly 60 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB
1920 Annie Jolly 70 Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado GB GB

"Mrs. A. Jolly Dies Sunday." Arvada Enterprise 19 Dec. 1929. Web.
Mrs. Annie Jolly, for the past forty-four years a resident of Arvada, died at her home at 408 East Grand View avenue Sunday morning after a lingering illness. Death was due to cancer, and the infirmities of age. She was born at Camborne, England, December 21 1850, being 79 years of age. She was married in that town to William Jolly and the two came to America fifty-four years ago settling at Silver Plume, which was then a thriving mining camp. Ten years later they moved to Arvada to make their home, and Mr. Jolly died here some twenty-three years ago. She is survived by five children, one son and four daughters. They are John Jolly, of Arvada, Mrs. W. O. Basford of Salt Lake City, Mrs. Lyman Mills of Denver Mrs. E. S. Evans of Fort Collins and Mrs. R. J. Champion of Arvada. There are also eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. the grandchildren and two nephews served as pallbearers at her funeral services which were held from the Olinger drawing room Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Ira L. Morgan officiating. Burial was made in the Arvada cemetery.

John Champion 1854–1904

Great-Great-Grandfather

John Champion was born on Dec. 9, 1854. John was baptized on Apr. 15, 1855 in Cornwall, England. He married Honor Tremelling in 1875 in Redruth, Cornwall. He passed away on May 21, 1904, at home in Central City, Colorado. His death at age 49 was due to nephritis. He was buried in the Rocky Mountain IOOF Cemetery in Central City.


Champion, Rocky Mountain IOOF Cemetery. 2011.

Martin, Alexander. Georgetown. Print.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1861 John Champion 06 Scholar Camborne, Cornwall, England
1871 John Champion 16 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England
1880 John Champion 25 Miner Brownville, Clear Creek, Colorado GB GB
1885 John Champion 30 Colorado GB GB
1900 John Champion 44 Central City, Gilpin, Colorado GB GB

Colorado. Deaths. 1904. Foothills Genealogical Society. Web.
Name: John Champion
Age: 49 y 5 m 12 d
Cause of Death: Nephritis
Interment: I.O.O.F. Rocky Mountain Lodge #2 Cemetery

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1855. Web.
Date: April 15
Parish: Tuckingmill
Name: John Champion
Father: Richard
Mother: Elizabeth
Father's Profession: Miner

Guard, W. J., ed. The Silver Standard [Silver Plume] 28 May 1904: 4. Colorado Historic Newspapers. Web.
John Champion, for many years a resident of this city, died at his home in Central City, Colo., on Saturday, May 21st, 1904. He was nearly 50 years of age at the time of his death and leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday under the auspices of the I. O. O. F., F. of A. and the Encampment secret organizations. Mr. Champion was a member of three secret societies of this place, and had many friends here. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in this their hour of affliction.

United States. Department of Justice. Naturalization. Vol. A. Georgetown, 1892. FamilySearch. Web.
Name: John Champion
Address: Clear Creek Co.
Country: Great Britain
Date: Nov. 5
Witnesses: Thomas Rowe, Frank Francis

Wendell, H. F. In Loving Remembrance. Leipsic, 1904. Print.
John Champion, Died May 21, 1904, Age 49 years.
Gone but not forgotten
A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God in His wisdom has recalled The boon his love had given, And though the body slumbers here, The soul is safe in Heaven.

Honor Tremelling Champion 1853–1928

Great-Great-Grandmother

Honor Tremelling was born on May 24, 1853 in Redruth, Cornwall, England. Honor married John Champion in 1875 in Redruth. She passed away on May 6, 1928, at home in Oakland, California at age 74. She was buried in the Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California.


Menninger, David. Find A Grave. Web.

McDonald, G. W. Georgetown. Print.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1861 Honor Tremilling 07 Illogan, Cornwall, England GB GB
1871 Honor Tremelling 17 Mine Labour at Surface Camborne, Cornwall, England
1880 Anna Champion 26 Keeping House Brownville, Clear Creek, Colorado GB GB
1885 Annie Champion 31 Colorado GB GB
1900 Annie Champion 46 Central City, Gilpin, Colorado GB GB
1910 Anna Champion 55 Denver, City and County, Colorado GB GB
1920 Honor Champion 60 Housekeeper Oakland, Alameda, California GB GB

Cornwall. Births. 1853. Web.
Name: Honor Tremelling
District: Redruth

"Mrs. Honor Champion Dies at Oakland Home." Berkeley Daily Gazette 7 May 1928: 12. Web.
Mrs. Honor Champion, widow of the late John Champion, passed away at her home at 972 Fortieth Street, Oakland, yesterday. She had been ill for some time. Mrs. Champion was born in Camborne, England, 74 years ago, but had lived in the Bay District for many years. Her late husband was a prominent Colorado mining man. Surviving are a son, Richard Champion of Arvada, Colorado; and two daughters, Mrs. F. C. Raub of Los Angeles, and Mrs. W. L. Davis of Oakland. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from Berg's Funeral Parlors, 1936 University Avenue. Interment is to take place at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Richard Polkinghorne Tremelling 1831–1872

Third Great Grandfather

Richard Polkinghorne Tremelling was baptized on Mar. 6, 1831 in Phillack, Cornwall, England. Richard married Jane Harris in 1851 in Redruth, Cornwall. He married Mary Ann Taylor in 1866 in Redruth. He passed away in 1872 in Redruth.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Richard Tremelling 09 Phillack, Cornwall, England
1851 Richard Tremelion 20 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England
1861 Richard Tremilling 30 Miner Illogan, Cornwall, England
1871 Richard Tremelling 44 Tin & Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Deaths. 1872. Web.
Name: Richard Tremelling
Age: 42
District: Redruth

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1831. Web.
Date: March 6
Parish: Phillack
Name: Richard Polkinghorne Tremelling
Father: Thomas
Mother: Honor
Residence: Copperhouse
Father's Profession: Joiner

Honor Polkinghorne Speckman 1806–1884

Fourth Great Grandmother

Honor Polkinghorne was baptized on Dec. 28, 1806 in Phillack, Cornwall, England. Honor married Thomas Tremelling on May 24, 1828 in Phillack. She married James Speckman on Jul. 27, 1852 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She passed away on Mar. 21, 1884 in Meredith, Victoria, Australia. She was buried in the Meredith Cemetery.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence or Ship F M
1841 Honor Tremellen 30 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1848 Honor Tremelling Tory

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1806. Web.
Date: December 28
Parish: Phillack
Name: Honor Polkinghorne
Father: Richard
Mother: Grace

Letter. 13 Mar. 1847. Female Convicts Research Centre. Web. This may have been written by Herman Merivale, who was the Recorder of Penzance from 1841 to 1848.
In the matter of Honor Tremelling convicted of larceny and sentenced by me to transportation for seven years at the Quarter Sessions for Penzance last December.
The prisoner pleaded guilty and the only note I have is an abstract of the result of the depositions:
"Five years servant of Mr York. Stole money out of his desk, in his shop, by means of his key, which she took out of the pocket of his coat at his home"
No such statement as that mentioned in her Petition was made by the prisoner or on her behalf at the trial.
It appeared by the deposition that pilfering had been going on for a long time previously at Mr York's.

"The Petition of Honor Tremelling in Millbank Prison." Female Convicts Research Centre. Web. Honor was transferred to Millbank on Jan. 22, 1847.
That your petitioner was a cook and housekeeper to Mr York, Draper, of Penzance and had been in his service nearly six years and was always considered to be trust worthy. Being in want of change one morning to purchase provisions for the family before her Master returned from his dwelling house, and having none of her own, she took six shillings from the till, the shopman being present when she did so. She did not think that her Master on being told by the shopman what she had done would suspect her of dishonesty.
Your Petitioner begs to state that she is a widow and had three children who are now with her aged mother and who are not yet old enough to earn their own bread and that this is her first conviction.
Your Petitioner humbly solicits your kind consideration of the circumstances of her case and that you would be pleased to recommend a mitigation of her sentence and she will ever pray.

Tasmania. LINC. Convicts. Web.
Tremelling Honor
Tried: Cornwall 30 December 1846
Sentence: 7 Years
Offence: Stealing Money
Arrived: 6 August 1848
Trade: Plain Cook
Height: 5/2
Complexion: Sallow
Head: Round
Hair: Brown
Visage: Oval
Forehead: Medium
Eyebrows: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Nose: Long
Mouth: Small
Chin: Small
Native Place: Cornwall
Marks: None
Period of Probation: 6 months
Station of Gang: Anson
Class: 8 February 1849
Marriage: 27 July 1852 James Speckman
Ticket of Leave: 1 October 1850
Certificate of Freedom: 3 January 1854

Victoria. Deaths. 1884. Web.
Name: Honer Pokenham Speckman
Death Place: Meredith
Age: 76
Spouse: Jas

West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser 20 Nov. 1846. RootsWeb. Ancestry, 8 Oct. 2008. Web.
FELONY - On Monday last, HONOR TREMELLING, who has lived as cook for the last five years at Mr. YORK's, draper, &c., Penzance, was committed for trial at the next borough sessions, for stealing certain monies, the property of her master. A system of robbery is said to have been carried on at Mr. York's for some time past, but every effort to detect the delinquent failed until last Monday forenoon.

Richard Polkinghorne 1780–1814

Fifth Great Grandfather

Richard Polkinghorne was baptized on Jul. 16, 1780 in Phillack, Cornwall, England. Richard married Grace Dunn on Sep. 1, 1804 in Phillack. He was buried on Nov. 7, 1814 in Phillack.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1780. Web.
Date: July 16
Parish: Phillack
Name: Richard Polkinghorne
Father: Richard
Mother: Christian

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1814. Web.
Date: November 7
Parish: Phillack
Name: Richard Polkinghorne
Age: 34
Residence: Ventonleague

Grace Dunn Trevaskis 1784–1864

Fifth Great Grandmother

Grace Dunn was baptized on Aug. 14, 1784 in Phillack, Cornwall, England. Grace married Richard Polkinghorne on Sep. 1, 1804 in Phillack. She married Gregory Trevaskis on Aug. 7, 1830 in Phillack. She was buried on Jan. 8, 1864 in Phillack.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Grace Trevascus 50 Phillack, Cornwall, England
1851 Grace Trevaskes 65 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1861 Grace Trevaskis 78 Servant Camborne, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1784. Web.
Date: August 14
Parish: Phillack
Name: Grace Dunn
Father: Richard
Mother: Sarah

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1864. Web.
Date: January 8
Parish: Phillack
Name: Grace Trevaskis
Residence: Riviere

Trevaskis Family

John Polkinghorne married Ann Trevaskis on Aug. 28, 1830 in Phillack, Cornwall, England. They both had mothers named Grace Trevaskis. The husbands of those mothers were brothers. The Trevaskis who lived on Glebe Row and died on Apr. 7, 1861 must have been Grace Blewett.

1842 Grace Blewett's husband James Trevaskus lived on Glebe Row at the time of his death.
1861 The United Kingdom Census was taken on April 7. Grace Dunn Trevaskis was living in Camborne on that day.
1869 Words like "her son" do not appear on John Polkinghorne's part of the headstone.

Richard Champion 1819–1877

Third Great Grandfather

Richard Champion was baptized on Mar. 27, 1819 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Richard married Elizabeth Troon on Oct. 9, 1842 in Ludgvan, Cornwall. He passed away on Dec. 28, 1877 in Redruth, Cornwall. He was buried in Camborne.


Champion, Camborne Parish Church. 2013.

Sandry, W. J. Camborne. Print.

Weep not for me, my wife and children dear, I am not dead but sleeping here.
My debt is paid, my grave you see, prepare yourself to follow me.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Richard Champion 20 Copper Miner Ludgvan, Cornwall, England
1851 Richard Champion 31 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England
1861 Richard Champion 40 Copper & Tin Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England
1871 Richard Champion 49 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Deaths. 1877. Web.
Name: Richard Champion
Age: 54
District: Redruth

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1819. Web.
Date: March 27
Parish: Camborne
Name: Richard Champion
Father: William
Mother: Ann
Residence: Trevorrian
Father's Profession: Miner

Elizabeth Troon Champion 1816–1891

Third Great Grandmother

Elizabeth Troon was born posthumously on May 27, 1816. Elizabeth was baptized on Jun. 9, 1816 in Ludgvan, Cornwall, England. She married Richard Champion on Oct. 9, 1842 in Ludgvan. She passed away in 1891.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1816. Web.
Date: June 9
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: Elizabeth Troon
Father: Roger, deceased
Mother: Elizabeth
Father's Profession: Tinner
Note: Born May 27

Burrow, J. C. Camborne. Print.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Elizabeth Troon 25 Ludgvan, Cornwall, England
1851 Elizabeth Champion 34 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1861 Elizabeth Champion 43 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1871 Elizabeth Champion 50 Camborne, Cornwall, England
1881 Elizabeth Champion 64 Camborne, Cornwall, England

Roger Troon 1771–1816

Fourth Great Grandfather

Roger Troon was baptized on Dec. 21, 1771 in Ludgvan, Cornwall, England. Roger married Elizabeth Nicholas on Jun. 6, 1808 in Ludgvan. He was buried on Mar. 3, 1816 in Ludgvan.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1771. Web.
Date: December 21
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: Roger Troon
Father: William

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Burials. 1816. Web.
Date: March 3
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: Roger Troon
Age: 44

Gerardo Joseph Lombardi

Paternal Grandfather

Gerardo Joseph Lombardi, with his parents and three older siblings, left Naples, Campania, Italy aboard the Madonna. They arrived at Ellis Island on Dec. 19, 1920. He was baptized on May 11, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. He married at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.

Branch: USNR Rank: LTJG

Lombardi, Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 2016.

American Society for Quality Control. Industrial Quality Control 13.8 (1957): 35. Web.
The Community College of the University of New Mexico, in cooperation with the section, is offering the second semester of statistical quality control. This advanced course will cover such subjects as: frequency distributions including normal, Poisson, and hypergeometric; acceptance sampling by attributes and variables; tests of significance and variance; regression analysis; correlation; and analysis of variance. The course will be taught by J. M. Wiesen and G. J. Lombardi, both of Sandia Corp.

Colorado. Deaths. 2002. Web.
01 Name: Gerardo J. Lombardi
02 Sex: Male
03 Death Date: February 7
05 Age: 81
06 Birth Date: Aug 10, 1920
07 Birth Place: San Donato, Italy
08 US Armed Forces: Yes
09 Death Place: Avista Hospital, Louisville, Boulder County
10 Occupation: Quality Control Engineer
11 Marital Status: Married
12 Spouse: Pauline Scholz
17 Father: Orazio Lombardi
18 Mother: Ludovica Cervi
19 Informant: Wife
20 Disposition: Gate of Heaven, Abuquerque, N.M.
23 Death Time: 5:10 AM
34 Cause A: Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest
34 Cause B: Hypoxia
34 Cause C: Chronic Aspiration Pneumonia
35 Autopsy: No

"Honorable Discharge from the U. S. Naval Reserve." Letter to LTJG G J Lombardi at Sandia Base. 15 July 1954. Web.
Therefore, by direction of the President, the Secretary of the Navy has approved your discharge from the U. S. Naval Reserve, under honorable conditions, to be effective 15 October 1954 without further orders or notification.

Lombardi, Gerardo J. The Sequential Selection of Judges for Organoleptic Testing. Thesis. Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Blacksburg, 1951. Web.
Gerardo J. Lombardi was born August 10, 1920, in St. Donato, Italy. His parents emigrated from Italy to the United States in November of the same year, and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduation from the Huntington Preparatory School, Boston, in 1940, he attended the University of Notre Dame, receiving the B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1943. Upon leaving college, he entered the U. S. Navy as a line officer, and served as executive officer of a landing ship operating on the Pacific waters. In 1946, he was discharged from the Navy and accepted a position with the engineering department of the Stauffer Chemical Company, Chauncey, New York. He left their employ in 1949 and became a candidate for the degree M. S. in Chemical Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, completing the requirements in December, 1950. At that time he became a candidate for the degree M. S. in Statistics. Mr. Lombardi is married and has one child.

Princeton U, 1944. Web.
United States Naval Training School
(Indoctrination)
This is to Certify that Ensign G. J. Lombardi has successfully completed the course of instruction at the Naval Training School at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Date: 21 October 1944

U of Notre Dame du Lac, 1943. Web.
Vita Dulcedo Spes
The President and Faculty of the University of Notre Dame du Lac
to all to whom these present letters may come, Greeting:
Through the authority in us vested by the State we make known and attest that Gerardo Joseph Lombardi has so well merited as to be proclaimed publicly and solemnly Bachelor of Science in Chemical Enginering
In Testimony Whereof we subscribe our names and affix the seal of the University this twenty-ninth day of October MCMXLIII

Year Name & Age Occupation Ship F M
1920 Gerardo Lombardo Madonna

Orazio Lombardi 1881–1966

Great-Grandfather

Orazio Lombardi was born on May 19, 1881 in San Donato Val di Comino, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. Orazio married Ludovica Cervi on Oct. 13, 1904 in San Donato Val di Comino. They left Naples, Campania, Italy aboard the Madonna and arrived at Ellis Island on Dec. 19, 1920. He naturalized on Jun. 20, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts. He passed away in 1966 in Florida.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence or Ship F M
1909 Orazio Lombardi 28 Laborer Romanic
1914 Orazio Lombardi 33 Laborer Cretic
1920 Orazio Lombardi 39 Laborer Madonna
1925 Orazio Lombardi 42 Laborer Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1930 Orazio Lombardi 50 Laborer Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts IT IT
1935 Orazio Lombardi 53 Laborer Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1940 Orazia Lombardi 58 Laborer Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1945 Orazio Lombardi 63 Laborer Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1955 Orazio Lombardi 73 Retired Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Florida. Deaths. 1966. FamilySearch. Web.
Certificate: 19308
Name: Orazio Lombardi
Date: Apr 1966
Place: Dade, Florida, United States
Gender: Male
Race: White

Iacocca, Lee A. Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Print.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. proudly presents this Official Certificate of Registration in The American Immigrant Wall of Honor to officially certify that Orazio and Ludovica Cervi Lombardi came to the United States of America from Italy joining those courageous men and women who came to this country in search of personal freedom, economic opportunity and a future of hope for their families.

Massachusetts. Passengers. 1909. Ancestry. Web.
SS Romanic
Departure: Naples, March 31
Arrival: Boston, April 12
02 Name: Orazio Lombardi
03 Age: 28
04 Sex: Male
05 Married: Yes
06 Occupation: Laborer
07 Literate: Yes
08 Nationality: Italy
09 Race: South Italian
10 Residence: San Donato
11 Wife: Ludovica
12 Destination: Newton
14 Ticket to Destination: No
15 Paid His Own Passage: Yes
16 Possessing: $20
17 Previously in US: Yes
18 Joining: Brother, Domenico
25 Height: 5' 9"
27 Hair: Dark
28 Mark: Scar Left Eyebrow
29 Birth: San Donato, Caserta

Massachusetts. Passengers. 1914. FamilySearch. Web.
SS Cretic
Departure: Naples, March 14
Arrival: Boston, March 26
02 Name: Orazio Lombardi
03 Age: 33
04 Sex: Male
05 Married: Yes
06 Occupation: Laborer
07 Literate: Yes
08 Nationality: Italy
09 Ethnicity: Italian
10 Residence: San Donato
11 Wife: Ludovica
13 Destination: Newton
14 Ticket to Destination: No
15 Paid His Own Passage: Yes
16 Possessing: $30
17 Previously in US: Yes
18 Joining: Brother
23 Health: Good
25 Height: 5' 8"
27 Hair & Eyes: Dark
28 Mark: Scar on Nose
29 Birth: San Donato

United States. Social Security Administration. FamilySearch. Web.
Name: Orazio Lombardi
Birth Date: 19 May 1881
State: Massachusetts
Residence: Florida
ZIP Code: 33161
Death Date: Apr 1966

Ludovica Cervi Lombardi 1880–1963

Great-Grandmother

Ludovica Cervi was born on Jan. 6, 1880 in Alvito, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. Ludovica married Orazio Lombardi on Oct. 13, 1904 in San Donato Val di Comino, Frosinone. They left Naples, Campania, Italy aboard the Madonna and arrived at Ellis Island on Dec. 19, 1920. She passed away in 1963 in Florida.

Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence or Ship F M
1920 Ludovica Cervi 40 Madonna
1925 Ludouica Lombardi 44 Housewife Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1930 Lodovica Lombardi 51 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts IT IT
1935 Ludovica Lombardi 54 Housewife Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1940 Londovia Lombardi 60 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1945 Ludovica Lombardi 66 Housewife Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1955 Ludovica Lombardi 76 Housewife Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Florida. Deaths. 1963. FamilySearch. Web.
Certificate: 47121
Name: Ludovica Lombardi
Date: Nov 1963
Place: Broward, Florida, United States
Gender: Female
Race: White

Italia. Passaporto. 1920. Web.
rilasciato a Cervi Lodovica
figlio di Costantino e di Tata Angela
nato a Alvito il 6-1-1880
residente a S Donato V. C. in provincia di Caserta
di condizione casalinga
emigra col marito Lombardi Orazio

United States. Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Certificate of Identification. Boston, 1942. Web.
Alien Registration: 2923734
Name: Ludovica Lombardi
Her Mark: +
Birth Date: Jan. 8, 1879
Born in or Near: St. Donato Italy
Residence in United States: 21 yrs.
Address of Residence: 19 Shepard St. Brighton Mass.
Height: 5 ft., 6 in.
Weight: 130 lb.
Hair: Black
Stamp: Feb. 20, 1942