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

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

John Garlick 1861–1901

Third Great Uncle

John Garlick was born in 1861 in Wisconsin. John married Minnie Lowell on Jul. 3, 1889 in Central City, Colorado. He died in 1901 in Nevada.

Marin County Tocsin [San Rafael] 14 Dec. 1901: 1. Web.
John Garlick, employed on the night shift in the Reno Star or Wedekind mine, near Reno, Nev., lit two charges and climbed the ladder to the station above, a distance of 57 feet. His hand missed the last rung and he fell to the bottom. Joseph Martin immediately went to the bottom with the bucket, into which he endeavored to put Garlick, but he was so terribly injured that he begged to be allowed to die where he lay. Martin then placed the bucket between himself and his partner, where the injured man would be protected from the blasts. Martin then stood with his face to the wall, waiting for death. Singularly enough, he was uninjured by the flying debris caused by the blasts. Garlick was hoisted to the surface on a stretcher, but he died next morning.

Charles Fuller Gildersleeve 1833–1906

Fourth Cousin Five Times Removed

Charles Fuller Gildersleeve was born on Oct. 17, 1833 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Charles married Mary Elizabeth Herchmer in 1863. He passed away on Jan. 18, 1906 in Kingston at age 72. He was buried in the Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston.

A Cyclopædia of Canadian Biography. Ed. Geo. Maclean Rose. Toronto, 1886. 586-87. Web.
Gildersleeve, Charles F., ex-Mayor, Kingston, was born in Kingston, on the 17th of October, 1833, his parents being Henry and Sarah (Finkle) Gildersleeve. His father had come from Portland, Connecticut, in 1816, settling in Kingston; and was a shipbuilder, an owner of steamboats, and a very active and successful man of business. The maternal grandfather of Charles F. Gildersleeve was a United Empire loyalist. C. F. Gildersleeve was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, and studied law, first at Kingston, and afterwards at Toronto. In 1859 he was called to the bar, and he practised his profession for five years at Kingston. In 1864 he entered the steamboat business on Lake Ontario, and was the owner of the Norseman, which ran between Rochester and Port Hope, and of the Hastings, which plyed between Kingston and Belleville. He has been president of the Kingston and Pembroke Railway Company, and was for a period vice-president of the Canadian Navigation Company. He always took a great interest in promoting civic interests, and his zeal and achievements were recognized by his repeated election to the council board, and to the chair of chief magistrate in 1879. The Kingston and Pembroke Railway, already alluded to, in the formation of which Mr. Gildersleeve took a prominent part, has added in a large degree to the commercial progress of Kingston. It is the shortest route between the principal lumbering rivers of Ontario and the American market, and throws open for settlement a large agricultural area. Mr. Gildersleeve comes of a family of sturdy, capable and successful men of business. This family was especially conspicuous as shipbuilders, the sixth generation of the Gildersleeves having engaged in that occupation at Portland, Conn. When the father of ex-Mayor Gildersleeve went to Kingston in 1816 he assisted in building the Frontenac, the first steamboat launched on Lake Ontario. Soon afterwards he built for a company the steamboat Charlotte, he himself being the principal owner and manager, till his death in 1851. The eldest son, Overton Gildersleeve, was for many years mayor of Kingston. Upon the death of his father he assumed the management of the business, and continued at the head of the same till his death, which occurred in 1864. His brother, Charles, the subject of this memoir, then became manager, and has held that position since, his undertakings being characterised by a wise mixture of prudence and enterprise. The steamboat interest, at the head of which is Charles Gildersleeve, is in all probability the oldest on the continent. Mr. Gildersleeve is a staunch Reformer, and has held office in the local association of his party. He is a master Mason, and a staunch member of the Church of England. He married, in June, 1863, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Charles L. Herchmer, of Belleville, Ontario. There is issue by this marriage two children.

Gildersleeve, Willard Harvey. Gildersleeves of Gildersleeve, Conn. Meriden, 1914. 28-29. Web.
Born Kingston, Ontario, 17 Oct., 1833; d. there 18 Jan., 1906; m. Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Charles L. Herchmer, of Belleville. Educated Upper Canada College where he took a scholarship. He studied for and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He then traveled in Europe. On his brother Overton's death in 1864, he gave up law to take the management of the steamboat business in which his father and brother had been engaged since 1817. In his marine career, he built and owned the steamers Corinthian, Norseman, Maud, Welshman, and North King. He also owned the Empress, Bay of Quinte, Hastings and Hero. They ran between Rochester, Port Hope, Bay of Quinte ports and Kingston. In 1893, he formed the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat Co., which took over his steamers, he becoming the first manager. In March, 1894, he was appointed general manager of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company which controls the traffic by water, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and Saguenay River. In this he showed his marine genius. No dividends had been paid for eight years but his first year of management yielded vastly improved results. His efforts made the services the most efficient in the world. He advocated the construction of several large boats and the result was the "Toronto," the "Kingston" and the "Montreal," lake passenger steamers that cannot be excelled. He retired in 1904, after ten years of splendid service, to his old home in Kingston, where he looked after the interests of the Bay of Quinte Co., as president and manager.
From 1864 to 1894, he was active in municipal affairs, as alderman twenty-two years and mayor in 1879. He led in the promotion of the Kingston and Pembroke R. R., and was president for years. He also helped establish the Kingston School of Mining. In religion he was an Anglican, member of St. George's Cathedral, where his family had worshipped for ninety years. In enlarging the edifice, he was chairman of the building committee. In politics, he was a liberal of the old school. Marine men always spoke of the splendid condition that his boats were kept in. Interests and safety of the traveling public, he always had in view and that was why the Gildersleeve boats were so popular. He was elected first president of the Dominion Marine Association, when formed in 1903. He died 1 a. m. Jan. 18, 1906, Thursday, in Kingston, the funeral services being conducted by the Bishop of Ontario. He was buried in the Cataraqui cemetery. Mrs. Gildersleeve resides at 199 King street, Kingston, Ont., Canada.

William Troon 1831–1906

First Cousin Four Times Removed

William Troon was born on May 15, 1831. William was baptized on Jun. 5, 1831 in Ludgvan, Cornwall, England. He married Mary Hill on Jul. 12, 1893 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He was buried on Jun. 2, 1906 in Ballarat.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1851 William Troon 19 Mine Carpenter Camborne, Cornwall, England

The Ballarat Star 4 June 1906: 2. Trove. National Library of Australia. Web.
The funeral of Mr William Troon took place on Saturday, the remains being interred at the Old Cemetery. Deceased was a prominent member of the Methodist Local Preachers' Association and the Loyal Pioneer Lodge, M.U.I.O.O.F., and the obsequies were attended by representatives of both these organisations. The pall-bearers were Messrs W. Coltman, T. Blight, P. Sampson, M. Caddy, J. Joseph, W. V. Daniel, J. Savage, J. Brook; and the coffin-bearers were Messrs T. Andrews, J. Hewett, C. G. Gazzard, J. Taylor. The Rev. J. Wilson conducted the burial service, and Mr Thomas Wellington was the undertaker.

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1831. Web.
Date: June 5
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: William Troon
Father: William
Mother: Elizabeth
Father's Profession: Miner
Note: Born May 15

Philip Troon 1837–1859

First Cousin Four Times Removed

Philip Troon was born in 1837 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Philip died on Nov. 25, 1859 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He was buried in Ballarat.

The Star [Ballarat] 26 Nov. 1859: 2. Trove. National Library of Australia. Web.
A frightful accident happened at Little Bendigo yesterday, by which a man named Troon met with instantaneous death. It appears that he was in the act of entering one of the engine houses there by means of a short cut instead of going round to the proper entrance, the engine being at work, when he passed too close to the fly-wheel with which he became entangled and he was smashed in pieces between the wheel and the frame. Dr Clendinning was shortly in attendance, but the unfortunate man had ceased to exist. The inquest will take place this day.

The Star [Ballarat] 28 Nov. 1859: 3. Trove. National Library of Australia. Web.
The inquest on the remains of Philip Troon, whose death was reported in our issue of Saturday, was held by the district Coroner at the Prince of Wales Hotel on the same day. The evidence of two miners named Morrow and Bell, was to the effect that the deceased was engine driver in the Stock Yard Mining Company, at Little Bendigo. The engine works two puddling machines and winding gear, for the latter of which there is a small door made, in close proximity to which is the fly-wheel. This opening was constantly and most improperly used by the whole party generally as a short way of entrance into the engine house; and on Friday the deceased on going in put one foot on the threshold and the other on the frame-work on which the fly-wheel works; his foot slipped off the threshold and he fell forward on to the wheel. Before the steam could be turned off the engine had stopped by reason of the body of deceased being jammed between the wheel and the frame. He was quite dead when got out, and bleeding on the head and mouth. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death, and further, that great negligence and rashness were attributable to the company for not guarding against such an occurrence.

James Troon 1839–1910

First Cousin Four Times Removed

James Troon was baptized on Nov. 16, 1839 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. James passed away on Mar. 24, 1910. He was buried on Mar 25, 1910.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1851 James Troon 11 Copper Mine Boy Camborne, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1839. Web.
Date: November 16
Parish: Camborne
Name: James Troon
Father: William
Mother: Elizabeth
Father's Profession: Carpenter

The Daily Telegraph [Launceston] 26 Mar. 1910: 1. Trove. National Library of Australia. Web.
On the 24th March, at the General Hospital, James Troon, aged 70 years. (Interred yesterday).

Lavinia Jolly Gribble 1835–1923

Third Great Aunt

Lavinia Jolly was born on Oct. 29, 1835 in Cornwall, England. Lavinia was baptized on Nov. 25, 1837 in Camborne, Cornwall. She married James Gribble on Jan. 25, 1862 in Redruth, Cornwall. She passed away on Mar. 12, 1923 in Colorado. Her death at age 87 was due to nephritis. She was buried in an unmarked grave in Boulder, Colorado.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Lavinia Jolly 04 Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB
1851 Lavina Jolly 13 Mine Laborer Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB
1861 L Jolly 24 C Mine Girl Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1837. Web.
Date: November 25
Parish: Camborne
Name: Lavinia Jolly
Father: Thomas, Miner
Mother: Mary
Residence: Rosewarne Downs

Catherine Jolly Vivian 1843–1901

Third Great Aunt

Catherine Jolly was born on Nov. 29, 1843 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Catherine married John Henry Vivian on Jan. 28, 1864 in Camborne. She passed away on Nov. 7, 1901 in Colorado at age 57. She was buried in Silver Plume, Colorado.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1851 Catharine Jolly 08 Scholar Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB
1861 C Jolly 18 C Mine Girl Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB
1900 Catharine Vivian 56 Colorado GB GB

John Henry Vivian 1841–1898

Third Great Uncle

John Henry Vivian was born on Sep. 5, 1841 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. John Henry Vivian married Catherine Jolly on Jan. 28, 1864 in Camborne. He passed away on Sep. 29, 1898 in Silver Plume, Colorado at age 57. He was buried in Silver Plume.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1861 John H Vivian 20 Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB

Frank Nelson Comfort 1864–1918


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.

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

Samuel Fowler 1779–1844

Fourth Cousin Eight Times Removed

Samuel Fowler was born on Oct. 30, 1779 in Newburgh, New York. Samuel passed away on Feb. 20, 1844 in Franklin, New Jersey at age 64. He was buried in New Jersey.

Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. Ed. James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. Vol. II. New York, 1888. 518. Web.
FOWLER, Samuel, physician, b. near Newburg, N. Y., 30 Oct., 1779; d. in Franklin, N. J., 21 Feb., 1844. He studied medicine in Philadelphia, and, after being licensed in 1800, began practise in Hamburg, N. J. A few years later removed to Franklin, where he subsequently resided, enjoying a high reputation on account his scientific knowledge. He interested himself politics, and represented his county in the upper branch of the New Jersey legislature, and also his state in congress, to which he was twice elected as a Jackson Democrat, serving from 2 Dec., 1833, till 4 March, 1837. As a mineralogist he held deservedly a high rank. The zinc-mines in Franklin were once owned by him, and his descriptions of the minerals found in their vicinity, particularly the franklinite, said to have been named by him, led to the development of its metallurgy. The rare mineral, fowlerite, was discovered by him. He contributed frequent descriptions of New Jersey minerals to scientific and other journals.

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John Hilborn McKune 1819–1905

Fifth Great Uncle

John Hilborn McKune was born in 1819 in New York. John married Mary Gibson Bennett on Feb. 26, 1855 in California. He was an abolitionist attorney in the trial of Archy Lee in 1858 in Sacramento, California. He passed away on Mar. 22, 1905 in Sacramento.

"Chinese Servant Arrested." Los Angeles Herald 12 May 1901: 7. California Digital Newspaper Collection. Web.
SACRAMENTO. May 11.—Ah Chung, a Chinese servant in the employ of Judge J. H. McKune, was arrested today on a charge of stealing diamond rings, valued at $1600, from Mrs. Julia Dunn of San Francisco, who is a guest at the McKune residence.

Guinn, J. M. History of the State of California. Chicago, 1906. 364. Web.
Remembered as one of the oldest and most eminent members of the bar of Sacramento county, Hon. J. H. McKune, who died March 23, 1905, is named among the representative citizens of this section of the state of California. He was a native of New York state, his birth having occurred in Sullivan county March 23, 1819. Becoming a resident of Pennsylvania, he read law in the office of Bently & Richards at Montrose, Susquehanna county, from 1839 to 1844, at the close of that period being admitted to the bar at that place. He remained a citizen of Montrose for the ensuing four years, engaged in the practice of his profession, when he removed to Illinois and resumed practice in Lee Center, Lee county.
The following year he came overland to California, on the 7th of May leaving Independence, Mo., and on the 1st of September crossing the Sierra Nevada mountains at a point near where the present railroad crosses. Like the great majority of those who sought the state at that time, his first employment was in gold mining at Nevada City, in which occupation he remained for a short time. He hunted deer in the fall of 1849, and in January of the following year came to Sacramento, where he resided until his death, with the exception of two years spent in San Francisco. At the election April 5, 1850, he was chosen county attorney and held the office for two years. Following this he was appointed law agent for the United States land commission, which office he held for a like period, being the only agent appointed in California. At the general election of 1856 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to the legislature, and during the session of 1857 he took a prominent part, acting as chairman of the committee appointed to conduct the impeachment of State Treasurer Bates.
At the regular election of 1858 he was elected district judge of the sixth judicial district, a candidate of the Douglas Democrats, and five years later was elected to the same office on the Republican ticket. He held the office until the 31st of December, 1869. In company with John C. Burch and Creed Haymond, he was appointed by Governor Booth as code commissioner to compile the statutes that were ratified by the legislature in 1871-72. It is said that Judge McKune was connected with more celebrated law suits than any other attorney in Sacramento county; while he also compiled all of the ordinances of the city of Sacramento (except a few touching franchises) into one ordinance numbered 17, and that number is still preserved among the ordinances of the city.
February 26, 1855, Judge McKune was united in marriage with Mary G. Bennett, of San Francisco, and they became the parents of two children: Florence A. and Charles Ralph, the latter of whom died in June, 1889, at the age of thirty one years. Fraternally he was a Mason and an Odd Fellow, and took a great interest in the Grange from its organization. He was always an indefatigable worker, and only retired from practice two years prior to his death. He was a member of the Society of California Pioneers and of the Sacramento Society.

Stocker, Rhamanthus M. Centennial History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1887. 87. Web.
Joseph T. Richards, son of Daniel and Lydia Richards, read law with William Jessup, and was admitted to the bar May 8, 1838. He practiced law at Montrose for about twelve years, in partnership with B. S. Bentley a portion of the time. He was a well-read lawyer, and accurate in office-work. He went to California for his health, by way of the Isthmus of Panama. Here he contracted a fever. He partly regained his health, and formed a partnership with Judge John H. McKune, a former student of Bentley's. The partnership had been in existence only two weeks when they were burned out in the great fire that occurred at Sacramento, escaping only with his life, in his night-clothes. The exposure and excitement incident to this calamity soon terminated his life. He died in 1852.

Stocker, Rhamanthus M. Centennial History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1887. 574. Web.
John Hilborn McKune, the eldest son of Robert and Mary McKune, has so great distinction in California that his many friends and acquaintances in Susquehanna County hold him in highest admiration. He was born in Sullivan County, N. Y., in 1819. His mother was his principal instructor; yet a few months each year he attended school at the log schoolhouse that stood near where the Starrucca viaduct is now. In 1819 he entered the law-office of Bentley & Richards, at Montrose, as a student, and was admitted to the Susquehanna bar in 1844. In 1849 he went to California, settled in Sacramento City, and in 1850 was elected county attorney. In 1854, he was appointed United States law agent by President Pierce, to ascertain and settle private land claims. He was a member of the Democratic Electoral College of California in 1856; in 1857 a member of the Legislature, chairman of the committee appointed to impeach State Treasurer Bates; in 1858 district judge for the Sixth Judicial District, and held the office eleven years. In 1872, he was appointed code commissioner to revise and codify the State laws. He is also a member of the "Society of Pioneers'' of California.

United States. National Park Service. Civil Rights, Racial Protest, and Anti-Slavery Activism in San Francisco. By Albert S. Broussard. Web.
The most dramatic fugitive slave case in California involved an eighteen year old slave from Mississippi named Archy Lee. Lee had come to California in 1857 with his owner, Charles Stovall, who settled in Sacramento and hired out Lee in order to earn a wage. Stovall taught school for several months, but as time passed he grew increasingly concerned about Lee's loyalty and the effect that residing in California, a free state, might be having on his bondsman. When Stovall attempted to locate Archy and send him back to Mississippi, he found, to his dismay, that his slave had disappeared. Lee had initially hid in the Hotel Hackett, a business owned by free blacks in Sacramento, which had, next to San Francisco, one of the most politically active black communities in the state. Stovall, however, eventually had Lee arrested and brought to trial.
Despite the previous support of the California Fugitive Slave Law, which had expired in April 1855, a number of white antislavery supporters came forward to defend Lee and attempted to prevent his return to Mississippi. Attorneys Edwin Bryant Crocker, a former abolitionist from Indiana and the brother of Charles Crocker, who founded the Southern Pacific Railroad, and John H. McKune represented Lee in a Sacramento County court. Additionally, the noted antislavery attorney Joseph W. Winans, and numerous African Americans supported Lee. When Lee's case came before Judge Robert Robinson's court, the judge ruled that the black slave was a free man. But Lee's freedom was short-lived, for Stovall's attorneys had Lee arrested immediately and brought before a new judge in the hope of receiving a more sympathetic verdict. The state supreme court agreed that Archy Lee should return to slavery, much to the horror of his supporters.
Neither black San Franciscans nor white abolitionists, however, had any intention of allowing Lee to return to Mississippi. Blacks and whites mobilized their resources. Blacks from every social and economic class contributed funds in earnest to support Lee's defense. The well-known Republican attorney, Edward O. Baker, the product of Quaker parents and one of the great orators of the day, headed Lee's defense. When Stovall attempted to sail back to Mississippi with his bondsman, Lee, in a daring rescue, was taken from aboard a ship in the middle of San Francisco Bay, where he was arrested and protected. Stovall, his owner, was served with a writ for holding a slave illegally in California. Archy Lee's capture set the stage for a legal showdown in San Francisco.
In a brilliant defense, Colonel Edward D. Baker argued that the state supreme court had made a mockery of the constitution and pleaded, before a United States Commissioner, that Archy Lee be set free. Baker argued that Archy was not a fugitive across state lines, clearly in violation of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, but rather someone who had sought his freedom within the geographical confines of California. The federal commissioner agreed and declared Archy Lee a free man.

Robert Hayworth McKune 1823–1894

Second Cousin Six Times Removed

Robert Hayworth McKune was born on Aug. 19, 1823 in Newburgh, New York. Robert married his second cousin Elmira Smith on Apr. 15, 1845. He was elected Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1875. He was a Democrat. He was injured during a labor riot on Aug. 1, 1877. His term ended in 1878. He passed away on Oct. 9, 1894 in Newburgh. His death at age 71 was due to lung disease. He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. He did not have a headstone until Aug. 1, 2006. There is a Masonic symbol on his headstone.

Branch: USA Rank: First Lieutenant

"The Board of Trade Will Pass Resolutions on the Death of Secretary McKune." Wilkes-Barre Times 11 Oct. 1894: 5. Web.
The Board of Trade of this city held a special meeting this morning to take action on the death of Robert H McKune, the deceased secretary of the Board. They adjourned without action until this afternoon at 4 o'clock when a committee on resolutions will be appointed. The Board will probably decide to attend the funeral which will be held at Scranton tomorrow.
Referring to Mr McKune's death the Scranton Republican of this morning says: "He was one of the most genial of men. He was a man of singular force of character, with an unbounded enthusiasm in any cause which he espoused. He was persistent, forceful, almost tumultuous in all that he undertook. He was a born fireman and was never so much at home as when with the fighters, fearless, self poised, oblivious of danger a perfect cyclone of enthusiastic endeavor. "The boys" all honored and loved him. He was prominent in Masonry, and there, as elsewhere, he always led and was the inspiration of all around him. A Democrat, he was always ardent, even to fierceness, so impetuous was his zeal. He will be mourned, sincerely mourned by all who knew him." The first announcement of his death was received in this city by Attorney J. Elliot Ross. The funeral was to have occurred this afternoon at Newburg. In his will, which was made in December, 1891, Mr. McKune directed that he be buried in Forest Hill cemetery in this city, and Attorney Ross, the executor of the estate, notified Mrs Bancroft to this effect. His estate consists of little else than his life insurance. Mrs. Bancroft, his sister, is his sole legatee. J Elliot Ross is executor under the will.

"An Ex-Mayor Laid to Rest." The Scranton Tribune 15 Oct. 1894: 7. Chronicling America. Web.
The remains of the late Robert H. McKune were buried yesterday and funeral services held in ceremony and manner befitting the memory of him as ex-mayor of Scranton.
During the morning and until 2 o'clock the body lay in state in the municipal building. Public services were held in the First Presbyterian church, where the remains were taken at 2:15 o'clock, and the burial was made under Masonic auspices in Forest Hill cemetery.
The corridor of the municipal building was divided by large flags into an apartment, where the remains rested in a plain black, cloth-covered casket. All morning and until the hour of the church services many took a last look at their deceased friend. It was remembered by those who knew him best that the facial expression was wonderfully lifelike and peaceful. Behind the casket on a table reposed many floral remembrances. The guard of honor in the hallway and about the casket was composed of the following police officers and members of the crystal Engine company: Patrolmen Gurrell, Meinzer and Thomas, and G. A. Connor, H. P. Wilcox, Charles Gessler and Henry Hines.
Representatives of the Wilkes-Barre board of trade, of which the deceased was secretary, viewed the remains and attended the funeral. They were: President Isaac Long, Charles J. Long, Cyrus Straw, J. W. Driesbach, J. K P. Fenner, M. H. Post, Marcus Smith and Mr. James. Dr. Warner, J. M. Burdick, Dr. Higgins and C. Foot were also among the Wilkes-Barre men.
The pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were past masters of the Union lodge of Masons and members of Crystal Engine company, respectively, as follows: Pallbearers, William Beaumont, David McDonald, John Harvey, E. T. Hall, John T. Fitzparick, Colonel F. L. Hitchcock; honorary bearers, D. J. Newman, A. K, Adams, D. J. Sloe, F. F. Schoen, Charles Heinmein, Henry J. Kiefer. The flower bearers were John M. Kefnmerer, C. Q. Carman, John Madison and William Maylin.
At the church the central part of the auditorium was occupied by Masons, and the fire and police departments, each of whom marched in a body from the municipal building. The edifice was nearly filled.
Rev. James McLeod, the pastor, offered prayer, an excerpt of the Scripture was read by Rev. S. C. Logan, and a male quartette sang "We Are Going Down the Valley." Dr. Logan's funeral address was from Psalms xlviiii, 12, "Nevertheless man being in honor abideth not." His remarks were confined principally to the deceased's fortitude and courageous character during the Scranton riots of 1877, in his regime as mayor, and the lesson his actions offered the living.
Dr. Logan said in part:
"We are honoring today the remains belonging to a generation which will stand conspicuous in history. Robert McKune participated in three different kinds of revolution which are notable epochs in the history of the United States. He was a 'forty-niner,' a soldier in the civil war, and the defender of a city's stability. Of his character it is not necessary for me to speak. I am here only in the capacity of his friend and one whom God permitted to associate with him."
Dr. Logan then called attention to the citizens' testimonial circular archived in the Albright library. It related, he said, to a period which tested the character of officials and citizens, and when Robert McKune was the only representative the people of Scranton could look to for support and protection. Allusion was made to the riots of '77. The circular was signed by Governor Hartrandft and staff, military officers, directors of public institutions, officers of corporations, the Scranton City guard, citizens of Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Bethlehem, Elmira, and others. Excerpts read by Dr. Logan from a copy of the circular alluded to the patriotic and able administration of Robert McKune during the riots and the confidence and thanks he merited from the people.
"It is worth living," said Dr. Logan, "if our fellow men find such testimony and if it can be announced as we lay away his body to rest until the day of judgment shall indicate the righteousness of God."
Reference was made to the many worthy characteristics of the deceased, his love for children, true manhood and wonderful courage. His bravery was not known to its full extent until with a broken jaw, the roof of his mouth fractured and face covered with blood he dared to face on Lackawanna avenue a mob bereft of reason. Later he walked to meet another crowd of frenzied men on Washington avenue despite the admonitions of many friends. These acts showed the sub-strata of character and courage which were not previously known to be in him. For peace, righteousness and justice he nursed the city in its childhood for the people the speaker represented.
He fulfilled his trust with the strength God had given him. His spirit and endeavor were worthy of emulation. Following the church services burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery under the auspices of Union lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. Senior Warden Charles H. Church officiated.

"Ex-Mayor M'Kune Buried." Wilkes-Barre Times 11 Oct. 1894: 5. Web.
The Funeral of Robert H. McKune, late ex-mayor of Scranton and Secretary of the Wilkes-Barre Board of Trade, took place yesterday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church at Scranton, says the Republican. The edifice was crowded to the doors, public appreciation of his services and of the man himself evincing itself in the numbers who presented themselves at the obsequies and viewed the remains as they lay in state at the municipal building between the hours of 9 30 a. m, 1 30 p. m, Union Lodge, No. 291. Free and Accepted Masons had charge of the funeral arrangements, it being under its direction that the remains were escorted from the municipal building to the church by a cordon of police, delegations from the fire department of Scranton, a delegation of citizens from Wilkes Barre and the lodge members. Rev. S. C. Logan, D. D., was the officiating clergyman. The services were impressive but simple. All ostentation became supplementary to the sincerity, the genuine sorrow and the unfeigned sympathy. Deceased leaves no immediate relatives. There was no place reserved for mourners, yet mourners filled the church.
Rev. Dr. Logan’s eulogism was founded upon Psalms xlix, 12. It was the discourse of a friend upon the death of a brother, filled with veneration and respect akin to reverence. He said Robert H. McKune belonged to a generation which had passed away; a generation which had made itself conspicuous, which had been honored, and which would be honored in generations to come. He belonged to a generation which entered into the whole life of the nation, which revolutionized the whole of its institutions, which precipitated the idea of a railroad connecting the two great oceans, and gave commercial thrift to a section of this great universe, hitherto uninhabited except by savages.
Dr. Logan said:
"He was what was known as a forty-niner; he passed through the revolution, which had to do and must have to do with our nation’s prosperity, and being a lover of righteousness and purity in municipal politics, was chosen as the administrative head of this city. I am here as a friend. I have nothing to do with personal characteristics. There is no public servant who will be misunderstood and misrepresented, but this man was valorous. He served his country and his God with the same assiduousness that characterized his discharge of every trust. He was a man whom every man might honor and does honor. Like others, he had his shortcomings, but his name abides in honor still.
In ‘77, without a moment’s warning, there arose an exigency in this city which tried men’s souls. Robert H. McKune was one of the good men and true who stood ready to sacrifice anything to make this city a home of righteousness, when he stood on Lackawanna avenue facing a violent mob and commanding the special police, he showed courage which belonged to true manhood. He fought through the life on the Pacific; he carried a knapsack during the four years of the rebellion; he took the office of responsibility and with the strength and ability that were given him executed its duties. Now this good man has passed away, let us reverence his name and endeavor to learn a valuable lesson from his noble career."
At the close of the services at the church the cortege moved toward Forest Hill cemetery. Electric cars conveyed those of the hose companies and citizens who wished to attend the services at the grave. Here the services were also under the direction of the Masons and were sweetly impressive. A fine, drizzling rain, intermingled with occasional flakes of snow began descending as the procession reached the cemetery. The wind sighed mournfully through the shivering limbs of the naked trees. The cold was penetrating. Nature, upon the verge of temporary existence, bowing to her own unenviable death, seemed imbued with the solemnity of the occasion.
Crowds gathered about the yawning grave as Chaplain Charles Church, of the Union lodge, proceeded with the ritualistic services of the Masonic order. A little white lamb’s skin apron, the ancient emblem of faith was deposited in the grave. One by one the members of the lodge stepped forward with uncovered heads. They carried small twigs of evergreen which were consigned to the grave of their late brother. The pall bearers were selected from Union lodge and they were E. L. Buck, F. L. Hitchcock, W. C. Beaumont, John Fitzpatrick, John Harvey and David McDonald. The honorary pall bearers were from the ranks of the Crystal Hose Company and were C. R. Hineline, P. F. Schoen, D. J. Newman and D. J. Slowe, F. J. Amsden, of Union Lodge acted as marshal. The floral tributes were four in number, magnificence compensating for lack of quantity. A masonic emblem of pink and yellow roses, white pinks and sunlax from brother Masons, a pillow in which was wrought the words, “Our President,” from Crystal Hose; an anchor from nieces displaying “Uncle,” and a wreath of roses.
A committee from the Crystals and a committee from the Masonic order guarded the remains as they reposed in the Mayor’s office. It is estimated that 3,000 people viewed the body.
The Wilkes-Barre Commercial Travlers’ sent A. D. Powers, A. E. Lomady and John C. Farrell as a delegation and among the members of the Board of Trade of this city the following were noticed: Isaac Long, president, E. W. Davis, Chas. J. Long, Marcus Smith, M. H. Post, J. W. Driesbach, Cyrus A. Straw, Dr. Higgins, Dr. Warner, Dr. Weaver, Thos O’Brien, J. M. Burdick, Byron Shoemaker, J. K. P. Fenner, of Ashley; H. H. James, of Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Wm L. Foote and Mrs. James Boyd were also present.

"Hon. Robert H. McKune, Fourth Mayor of Scranton." The Wyoming Valley. Ed. J. A. Clark. Scranton, 1875. 199-200. Web.
The present Mayor of our city is of Scotch and Irish descent, his great-grandfather having emigrated from Scotland and settled in Orange County, in the State of New York, in 1762, in which county the family has always since resided.
Robert was born in Newburg, on the Hudson, August 19th, 1823. His father dying when he was three years of age, he was taken in charge by his grandfather, who placed him in the private school of John James Brown, one of Newburg's oldest teachers, and subsequently entered the High School under the Superintendent, O. M. Smith, both of which teachers are still residents of Newburg.
He left his studies at thirteen, and commenced active life by entering the boot and shoe store of George Mecklan, who was at that time the largest dealer in his line of goods. After remaining here one year he united himself with a relative, Henry Schenck, of No. 12 Church street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, who carried on the same class of business, and with whom he stayed some two years.
Having always had a desire for personal independence, he concluded to learn a trade. His widowed mother had been carrying on a baking business in Newburg, and thither he repaired to join the comforts of home with his business relations, which he adhered to for several years.
In 1839 he went to the city of New York, and found employment with Messrs. Monroe, at 173 West Broadway, who at that time commanded some of the best business in the city. After remaining here for about two years, he returned to his home and took charge of his mother's business until he was of age, when, having a small patrimony left by his grandfather, he entered the grocery business in Newburg.
While here he was married to Miss Elmira Smith, of Mamaking, Sullivan County, New York, and continued his residence in Newburg for two years. His health failing he took up his abode at Cold Spring, N. Y., for another two years, when he emigrated to California in 1849, leaving New York, February 1st, on steamer "Falcon," the first which carried the first mails to California. During this trip he worked as baker both on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and was the first American that ever carried on that branch of industry in the city of Panama. Reaching California he repaired to the mines and stayed there for seven months, then went to San Francisco and engaged at his business during his sojourn there.
Upon his return to the States he settled at Susquehanna Depot, on the New York and Erie Railroad, then a town just springing into existence; after which he located at Binghamton, where he was successively connected with several firms in the wholesale grocery trade.
These firms naturally extending their arms into the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, his mind was directed to these promising localities, and an acquaintance ripened into a conversant knowledge of the business and men in the Anthracite region. He had remained in business in Binghamton for some seventeen years; when the war having broken out he went to Scranton in 1862 and connected himself in business with Mr. George Cone and A. W. Renshaw.
In September, 1862, he occupied the position of first lieutenant in the Keystone Guards, a company raised in Scranton, and with them he joined the army at the front, assisting the army of the Potomac at the battle of Antietam, he having charge of the advance guard on the Williamsport road, on the Union right. Upon his return from the emergency, he entered the service again by uniting with the secret bureau at Vicksburg, Miss, under command of Colonel Hutchinson, and remained in the secret service until the close of the war. He stayed one year South after the termination of hostilities, when he again returned North and entered upon a general insurance business in Scranton, at which he has been actively engaged to the present date.
In 1868 he was appointed by Chief Justice Chase, United States Commissioner, and held this position until his election as Mayor, when he resigned. He was nominated for Mayor by the Democratic party in 1875, and elected. The triumph of the election is a credit to his popularity, for both parties had determined, because of the odium which had been cast upon our city by the press abroad, to put forth the best representative men, so that in either case the city would be honored. He has already entered upon his administrative duties with a spirit which commends him to the favorable and hearty support of every citizen in this prosperous and growing city. That he is public spirited as well as judicious all have the utmost confidence, as his residence here for years has amply testified. That he will make radical changes for the promotion of the welfare of the city there can be no doubt, for his whole life has been a busy one; his experience is varied, extensive and liberal, and Scranton will yet be able to point to an administration of justice inaugurated by Mayor McKune, which will be fitting matter for the future historian.
His long residence in Binghamton brought him into intimate relations with the late lamented Daniel S. Dickinson, and in looking over the files of Binghamton journals we frequently find the name of Robert H. McKune as the presiding officer of assemblages, both political and social, bringing him into the nearest and most familiar connections with this great and good man. At the outbreak of national hostilities, he followed in the course of policy marked out by Dickinson, to save the Union at all hazards.
In the engine house of Crystal Hose Company of this city, can be seen hanging on the wall a certificate of membership to the fire department of the village of Newburg, dating March, 1842. Ever since he has been known as one of the most efficient and active firemen of his locality. Young yet, he is active, and having associated with men of large minds his policy as Mayor must be characteristic.

Wenzel, David. The Lackawanna Historical Society Journal [Scranton] Summer 2006: 6-7. Web.
No one ever said that being Mayor of Scranton was an easy job. You do expect to get roughed up by the media and City Council, but certainly not to have your life threatened by your fellow citizens. But that was the situation back in 1877 when labor unrest brought events in Scranton to the edge of anarchy.
A general strike that involved employees of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad had lasted for just one week when the railroaders agreed to go back to work at the same wages. The local miners had gone out with the railroaders but were in no mood to strike. The situation was so serious that the Pennsylvania Governor John F. Hartranft had requested that federal troops stand by.
On the morning of August 1st, the streets around the silk mills on South Washington Avenue were filled with five or six thousand strikers who moved to the railroad shops just below Lackawanna Avenue. They harassed and threatened the railroad workers to leave their work place and contribute to the strike.
The strikers collected near the corner of South Washington and Lackawanna Avenue and someone read a letter supposedly written by W.W. Scranton stating that they would keep the men working for thirty-five cents a day. The crowd grew more violent. Mayor McKune appeared and was greeted by hoots and jeers. McKune was a Democrat, elected just two years before in 1875 as a friend of labor.
McKune was struck in the back of the head by a club that caused blood to spurt from his mouth. He was hit with stones. Some strikers tried to protect him and were nearly overpowered when Rev. Father Dunn pleaded with the crowd and began to lead the Mayor to safety. Another striker hit the Mayor, breaking his upper jaw and fracturing the roof of his mouth. The mayor made it to Lackawanna Avenue where a posse of citizens, some of them Civil War veterans, were poised to stop the crowd from rioting.
McKune was hit one more time by a hammer blow to his head, knocking him unconscious. The posse of citizens fired on the crowd of strikers, and four were killed and a dozen more seriously wounded. The crowd dispersed. The next day 3000 armed National Guardsmen entered Scranton and proclaimed martial law.
Mayor Robert McKune recovered and served out his term as Mayor. On October 9, 1894, Robert McKune died at age 71 in Newburg, New York. He stipulated in his will that he wanted to be buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Dunmore.
Fast forward to 2005. I was doing research for a book that I an compiling on the lives of the 29 mayors of Scranton. I visited the Forest Hills Cemetery and saw the various gravestones of other Scranton mayors. Norma Reese, cemetery caretaker and my historical guide, showed me Robert McKune's plot, which does not have a headstone to mark his resting place. Knowing of his history and the sacrifice he made for his city, I was shocked.
On Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 129 years to the day of the bloody riot of 1877 and 112 years since he died, Mayor McKune will finally get his headstone. A ceremony will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Forest Hills Cemetery to dedicate the headstone and to partially re-enact his funeral ceremony. Invited to participate are Norma Reese, who will give the welcome; Alan Sweeney, President of the Lackawanna Historical Society, who will read a history of Mayor McKune; Girl Scout Melissa Dickinson, who will relate the story of the funeral, which was covered by the Scranton Republican in great detail. Unveiling of the headstone will be handled by Sultzer-Sitler Monument Company, who donated the memorial. Union Lodge #291 of Scranton Masonic Order, the same lodge of which McKune was a member, will hold a memorial ceremony lead by Past Master Maxson. A presentation of flowers will be made by the Union Lodge 291 and the Scranton Fire Department. Mayor Chris Doherty has been invited to make remarks. The public is invited. We hope to see you there.
History of Scranton, Penn. Published by United Brethren Publishing House, Dayton, Ohio, pp. 230-233.
Hollister's History of the Lackawanna Valley, 1885
Scranton Republican, "Ex-Mayor McKune Buried," Oct. 5, 1894, page 1.

Henry Garlick 1843–1895


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.

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

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

Annie Carpenter Jolly 1849–1929


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.

Thomas Jolly

Third Great Uncle

Thomas Jolly was born on May 17, 1841 in Cornwall, England. Thomas married Isabella Nancarrow on Aug. 30, 1862 in Camborne, Cornwall.

There is an obituary for a Thomas Jolly who died on Dec. 11, 1876 in Silver City, Nevada. One possibility is that the obituary was supposed to be for Mrs. Thomas Jolly, because it is believed that Thomas passed away on Sep. 24, 1912 in Salem, Oregon.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1841 Thomas Jolly Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB
1851 Thomas Jolly 10 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB
1861 T Jolly 20 C Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England GB GB

Territorial Enterprise [Virginia City] 13 Dec. 1876. Web.
Thomas Jolly died in Silver City at 7 o'clock Monday evening of pneumonia. The deceased leaves a family of six children, the youngest but six weeks old.
A subscription for the benefit of the family of Thomas Jolly was yesterday circulated among the good people of Silver by John Bennetts and J. Wells, and $170 50 realized.

John Champion 1854–1904


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


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

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

William Troon 1809–1854

Fourth Great Uncle

William Troon was baptized on Jul. 23, 1809 in Ludgvan, Cornwall, England. William married Elizabeth Cordelia Hammill on Aug. 23, 1829 in Ludgvan. He died on Jan. 21, 1854 in County Dublin, Ireland. He drowned on the maiden voyage of the RMS Tayleur, when she sank near Lambay.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1851 William Troon 47 Mine Carpenter Camborne, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1809. Web.
Date: July 23
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: William Troon
Father: Roger
Mother: Elizabeth
Note: Born June

West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser 14 Apr. 1854. RootsWeb. Ancestry, 25 Feb. 2011. Web.
CAMBORNE - At a general meeting of the Tradesman's club, five pounds was unanimously voted, out of the funds of the society, to the widow and children of William TROON, of the parish of Camborne, who, with his son, was drowned when the "Tayleur" was wrecked on the Irish coast. Troon was not a member of the club when he left Camborne.

John Troon 1834–1854

First Cousin Four Times Removed

John Troon was born on Nov. 20, 1834. John was baptized on Dec. 14, 1834 in Ludgvan, Cornwall, England. He died on Jan. 21, 1854 in County Dublin, Ireland at age 19. He drowned on the maiden voyage of the RMS Tayleur, when she sank near Lambay.

Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1851 John Troon 16 Copper Miner Camborne, Cornwall, England

Cornwall. Online Parish Clerks. Baptisms. 1834. Web.
Date: December 14
Parish: Ludgvan
Name: John Troon
Father: William
Mother: Elizabeth
Father's Profession: Carpenter
Note: Born November 20