Monday, August 22, 2016

Baker Information found at

Catherine 'Catalyntje' Baker is Susi Pentico's first cousin 8 times removed's wife's mother!

Susi Pentico 
Dorothy Inez Jones
your mother
Cecil Hoffman
her father
Sanford Hoffman
his father
Joseph Higgins
her father
James Higgins
his father
Jediah Higgins
his father
Sarah Ogden
her daughter
Joanna Ogden
his wife

It appears I link to this line twice, very fascinating if true.            

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ritchie, Richey Wife of Eli DuVall

Elizabeth Richey
Birth names:Elizabeth
Elizabeth (Unknown)
Elizabeth Ritchie
Elizabeth Richey
Birth:Apr 10 1795
  Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage:  Fayette, Pennsylvania
Death:June 11 1872
Burial:June 1872
  East Millsboro, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States
Mother:Janet Boyd
Spouses:Elijah HornerEli DuVall
Children:Robert Du VallAbigail Morris (born DuVall)Caleb B Du VallEliza Du Lawrence (born Vall)John DuvallEli DuvallRachel DuvallHarrison C. Duvall
Siblings:Andrew RicheyNathaniel RicheyWilliam Richey,Marta Smiley (born Ritchey)John RitcheySamuel RitcheyJennet Richey
Source:Click here to view record on FamilySearch
This comes from

It lists a mother Janet Boyd,    ???? I have looked for years for her parentage. I have scoured  a good share of Fayette and Greene Co. PA.  

DOES anyone have any proof or records to verify any of this. I have her children and husband's family.
Many years and we found Jane Patterson Duvall's parentage.  

WHO is Elizabeth's parentage? Is this part of Matthew Ritchie's line from Fayette Co. PA?

I descend from Robert Duvall of above Elizabeth Ritchie Duvall and Harriet Duvall dau of Jacob and Jane Patterson Duvall.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Another Cross Over R I P Charles Faber, Mary Hoffman's descendant.

Hoffman/Huffman news--------  I am sharing with you.

Long ago my Mom had a relative she would hear from at times.  As I was helping her with her research I was able to learn a bit about our family.  This cousin exchanged mail with Mom.

Henry Hoffman and Elizabeth Higgins Hoffman had several children, one Sanford Hoffman married , served in the Civil War, came home and moved to Iowa. Taking wife and children and a sister and her family with him. Very probably others at this time unknown. It was a wagon train because Great Grandfather shared his experiences with the family.

Sanford and Rachel Plants Hoffman's younger daughter, Mary Hannah Hoffman married Andrew C. Faber. Mother remembers this family of course because this is the family she wrote to .

Federal census
They had  several children: Reuben S, 15 in 1910 census, Richard A is 9, Lucy M is 3.
in 1920 is shows:  Richard is 19 and Lucy is 13.
in 1930 only Andrew and Mary are living at home.

State Census shows 1 Jan 1925
Andrew 59 Mary H 55 and Lucy M is 18.
The great news is: Nicholes Faber is shown as Father born in Germany and Mother is Annie M Anderson born in Illinois. Marriage was in Ill.

In 1930 the daughter Lucy Faber is  living with family  O  D Duvall . She has become a School Teacher.  When she and  Mom first writing I have no idea. Nor do I know what happened to the  letters Mom had in a shoe box from her.

Her brother Richard C. Faber, mar 30 Aug 1922 Wayne, IA, he married Inez McAlister
1940 United States Federal Census -
Shows Richard A., Inez M, Vaughn B 15, Charles F 13, R Bruce 7, and Irvin E 6.

Advance several years and Mom asks me to write to Lucy and she puts me in touch with Vaughn.
I recall someone saying Lucy was not well. When in this I am not sure.  I accidently left a box of genealogy at my Moms when they cleared home, it got moved and we forgot to pick it up.No Idea if my brother has it or not.
I then wrote to Vaughn for a long time and called and we chatted many times.  We both have a daughter named Candy, Candance. His children looks like some of mine.  He got busy with farm and hauling grain? and I went back to work so have lost touch. I need to reconnect with him.
Where did the time go?

Charles was Vaughn's younger brother.  He worked with me on the Higgin's line of the  family and a couple of other lines.
Learning yesterday morning that Charles has passed over and is no longer in discomfort. He was a marvelous cousin and shared so much. He will be truly missed.

Having used FACEBOOK for genealogical work I was able to locate his daughter a few years back and we keep in touch.

Mindy his daughter wrote an awesome  Obituary.

 Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999 -

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007Lucy Faber Harvey

 1920 United States Federal CensusLucy Faber

1910 United States Federal CensusLucy M Faber

1930 United States Federal CensusLucy Faber

Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925Lucy Faber

Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999Lucy May Faber

Monday, August 8, 2016

This Morning, Life Changed, Kenneth D. Foulk

  This morning  6 August 2016 early, receiving a call from my cousin Silvia, the day began. I was catching up on my Facebook reading, since hubby was off to do shopping.

 In 1928, somewhere in South Dakota, a baby boy was born to our Great Uncle Dick (Arthur W. Foulk) and his wife Bernice.(Mildred Bernice Robbins) Bernice was used in census records.

 This morning that baby boy went home again. 6 August 2016. We laid his wife (Dolly) to rest a little over two months ago. Her going home on 6 June, 2016.

We have one sibling left on this side with us yet.

 Knowing Ken from the time I was about 14 and his father living with us. He (Ken) served in Korea and when he came home, of course, he came to see his Dad.  He went to work driving Greyhound Bus for his career.  He went to Wyoming and married his bride, brought her back to meet us.

They lived in an apartment in San Francisco, CA for some time and then finally moved into a home.

Finally settling near Aunt Ruth and Uncle Fred Feil 's area in Santa Clara County.  (Mom's sis)

They had three beautiful children. I stayed with her when last child was born and he was on long hauls with bus system.  They became like older brother and sister to me.  I had babysat for them when needed after I had moved in with my Aunt and Uncle in Sunnyvale, Ca 1959.

My husbands' holding their daughter was a first for Fred. (Never held a baby before)

 He was my Dad's Ray Dee Jones Sr, first cousin, my second cousin, but the ages are so different.
One line was born in one end of scale the other line on the other meeting somewhere in the middle.
Dad was old enough to be his father, but they had a awesome relationship.

 Our children are close in age.  Though our children are not close,  they are only loosing touch after marriages and moving to start their own lives.  Which is sad and I did not want to see happen.

 Kenneth D.  Foulk, born in Brookings, South Dakota, grew up in Greybull, Wyoming mostly. But lost his mother (Bernice)  Mildred B. Robbins while young.  I have a picture of her funeral DAD gave me.  She is  not in the next census.

The siblings I knew were : Lowletta,  ( his sis m Mr Paddock),  Ken, next born, Keith , and Klint.

I met all of these and we visited different ones over time.  I remember hearing stories about Gertude {(7) in 1930}, an older sister whom died.  Can not find the information in Mom's genealogy, she had it at one time.

Ken's Grandfather was Harvey E Foulk and Margaret Mae Eastman Foulk was his Grandmother.

 Ken's Dad lived with us in the 1950's early and then went to live with his daughter Lowletta Paddock in Oregon, where he died.

Ken and Dolly (LuLu) Foulk had three children: Steven, Stuart and Silvia.  They will miss their parents very much as will our family.  The children are scattered about the USA.  They had grandchildren and great grandchildren if my papers are correct.

We still have a Great Aunt alive in Greybull, Wyoming. Uncle Herbert's wife Leona.  God Bless them all.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jacob Scott Cumberland Co. KY and family in Will, Yes.

Know all men by these presents that I Jacob SCOTT of Cumberland County and State of Kentucky being poorly in health of body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in way and manner following First I five to my son Martin SCOTT one roan mare and coalt [sic] to him and his heirs forever Secondly I give to my daughter Fereby SCOTT one bed and furniture which is at my son's Wileby SCOTT token and her heirs forever. Thirdly, I give to my daughter Leurany SCOTT one bed and furniture and bed stead [sic] to her and her heirs forever. Fourthly, my wish and desire is aft my death that my land and all my stock of hogs and cattle and farming tools and household furniture be sold at a credit of twelve months and after the money is collected and all my just debts paid forty dollars be reserved for my son Ephaim to buy him a horse beast and the remainder of the money arising from the sail [sic] to be equally divided amongst all my children Polly MCCALLEY and Solomon SCOTT and Nancy SCOTT and Wiley SCOTT, Martin SCOTT, Fereby SCOTT, Leurney SCOTT to them and their heirs forever. Fiftly, I give to my daughter Nancy SCOTT all my sheep and all my fowls to her and her heirs for ever [sic]. Sixthly my present crop of corn to be sold and equally divided as my other stock. I nominate and appoint my naibors [sic] Philip LAWSON and Clemant SCOTT to be administrators of this my last will and testament and all wills that may have been made by me heretofore revoked and this stand as my last will and testament. This 17th of Ocy 1834.
Signed and delivered in presence of
Phillip LAWSON
Ephraim Prewit
Jacob X Scott
Solomon Prewit
Kentucky Cumberland County
I James HAGGARD deputy Clerk of the Cumberland County Court do certify that the within last will and testament of Jacob SCOTT deceased was proved in open court in the January Term 1835 examined approved of and ordered to record and proved by Philip LAWSON and Ephraim PREWIT and ordered to record and the same is entered of record in Will Book "C" p 138
Given under my hand this 10th of February 1835

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Other Night We Felt the Change wonder if Mr Plants Could Feel These Changes

Tis the time of year when we start to feel the tinge of fall beginning. The heat has been so strong and
the humidity the wildest. It has been a long time since our summer has been like this. I would go back at least 25+ years.

Stepping out to get a breath of cooler air the other evening I felt the tingling of the fall air. Asking hubby to go out and see if it was real. He said yes, we are counting down the summer days  to fall and winter.

The sun was going down over a pine tree in the back yard now it is settling almost on the  roof of the house just behind us a noticeable difference.  The sun comes up in a different positions so I do not open morning drapes until sun higher in the sky and the tree blocks the direct rays.

Are you seeing a difference in your neighborhood?  I am told the days are also getting shorter for day light.  Yes, wish we used a natural calendar and not this crazy time that confuses our body.


This is our Ancestor George P Plants . 

He died in Iowa was born in Washington Co.  PA 
His wife was Catherine Stollar born in Schuykill Co. PA

This line brings in the Ely as Catherine's mother 
And the Strohchnieder line also.

His father was Christian Plants  /z
His mother was Catherine Haines

Christian's father was Leonhardt Plants/ Plantz w wife Margaretta

Catherine Haines parents were Josiah Haines and Abigail Ridgeway

Abigail Ridgeway 's parents were Joseph Ridgeway and Hannah ALLEN.

Josiah Haines parents were Caleb HAINES and Sarah BURR.

 I have it much farther back in some lines.

 I post this so Wayne Wright can see his duel ancestor.  When you follow this back you connect to the Wrights line Wayne is part of.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jones Family Photo's 1943-1946

These photos shared by my Sis Roberta Jones Wright Davis.

She is the dark haired little girl standing near me on the Moretti Ranch. The distant white buildings near the hills were chicken houses for they were a dairy ranch and Chicken Ranch.  This was during
the time that Petaluma, Ca was known as the EGG CAPITOL OF THE  WORLD.

There are sheep eating the grass near the tire swing that I used often when I played.  I was near
6 years at the time the top one was taken.

Ollimac Diary  our first home in CA.

The bottom picture is the a ladino (meadow) between our homes and  the dairy barn where the cows were milked.  The  building beyond the fence was a pump house for water. This  picture was taken
at my Aunt Etta Jones Morelli's and Uncle Comillo Morelli's. Both ranches were off the edge of Red Hill Road going west towards the beach on the coast and the Cheese factory. Which last I heard was still functioning.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Samuel Baker of Pleasant Valley, Stueben Co. NY, Yes another Baker in our tree.

Baker Ancestry. The Ancestry of Samuel Baker of Pleasant Valley, Steuben County, New York, With Some of His Descendants, 1914
New York, USA
Publication place:
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Text:"...following entry in Mr. Howells handwriting: ThomasBaker came from Ashford, Co. of Kent, Eng., born September 29, 1618, d. April 20, 1700, married Alice Dayton June 20, 1643, who was born May 22, 1620, and died..."
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