Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - How My Parents Met.

How My Parents Met by Susi Jones Pentico

Both parents were in Wheatland, Wyoming area, Her father was a farmer. Homesteaded there.
Dad's parents had been split and for some time Dad and his brother were raised by the families related in the community (Drew's, Kern's, Lawrence's, Holcomb, and Foulk . His Mother had moved to Cheyenne, with the girls.  His Dad (Carl Fremont Jones) worked on a ranch in the area but lived in a bunk house.  I am still learning family names of extended family in that area.

My Dad went to work on Morris Thomas Ranch.He was 13/14 ( Beautiful place)  He was taught Ranching. He completed 8th Grade. I have picture of the school he went to.
In those days the water came in to the region via culverts and the water was diverted down the mini canals between the grains, beets, etc., growing for that time of year.  (Yes, Dad took us back and shared with me his life with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas.  1958   They could not have children but treated Dad like a son. Mr Thomas took us out and we toured all over those hundreds of acres he held. Saw the corral where DAD broke his first horse, branded his first calf and all those neat things you do on a ranch.

Dad met Mr. Lee Hoffman when they were diverting water to the various directions it was needed. Over a  period of time, Grandad invited Dad to come by the house for lunch after a rough spot with moving water by them both.  (The ditch kept collapsing.)

Mom and her siblings and Mother were washing and cleaning and preparing Tomatoes for canning.
Mom said she looked a real mess being in tomato bathtubs( 3 large tubs) rotating from one to the other for preparation to can. Her sister had seen Ray before and was so excited he came over. Mom did not pay any attention to him except to greet him.

A few weeks later when he was on the water culvert again he asked Grandad if he could come by and see my Mom.  She was still in school but couldn't see to read with out glasses so was dropping out at the end of that year. They dated for quite some time. I have lots of great stories about their courtship.

One I loved was when Dad and his brother (Gerald) drove Mom down to Cheyenne to meet his mother.( Ida, Victoria Mae Foulk Jones)
They were late for curfew when she got home. Of course Grandma(Inez Mae Scott Hoffman) was up and irate.  (So wish I could have seen this).  Dad went to the door, walked in and said ,"we are sorry we were late from Cheyenne. I took Dorothy down to meet my Mom with my brother Gerald so we were not alone."

Then he grabbed Grandma and danced her around the room several times, she went from mad to happy and said," so your Mom approved of our daughter."  They danced more and then stopped and
Mom thanked him for the drive to Cheyenne and meeting his Mom and sibling sisters.

Then of course it got more serious and  that fall they were married. 3 September 1938. I saw the register where they signed for the marriage license and then the Officiate signed as married. My Uncle Dick, her brother (William Richard Hoffman) took me to court house(1958) to show it to me.  Since I had forgotten Dad had shown me the time before  when I was in Wheatland. 1954.

Mom, Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones worked with Mrs. Thomas to help prepare the large meals for the ranch hands and do the laundry after they married and they had a separate cabin to live in.

I could write a book about their adventures prior to and after marriage. They truly loved each other very very much.  Wish Dad had written the book he always talked about writing.

Dad had a terrific relationship with Mom's mother.   He could make her smile and not be mad so easily. It was fun watching the action and reactions between them when we visited.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Finding Grandad Jones and his brother Lamonte Jones.

 My Most Exciting Genealogy Research Find by Susi Pentico

Alas I have several over the years. This is on Dad’s side JONES

Of course those whom attended our Research Meeting in July heard about one that my Dad started when we finally on our own in Northern California.

Dad’s parents had split, he was looking for his father in Wyoming and his Uncle in Northern CA. 

We found his Dad when I was between Freshman and Sophmore year of High School in Casper, Wyoming working as a shepherder  when his health would permit it.

The day before our research meeting the family he was hunting for contacted me, though his father was gone, it was a terrific feeling to have found family my Dad remembered from when small. 

You see Dad remembered playing marbles with his cousins on the dirt floor of a grocery store in Waterloo, Ia.  The families split,  Dad knew his Uncle had come to California  and his Dad he last heard was somewhere  between Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.   The two  boys were the youngest of the Grandparents sons.

Dad was 8 when his father left finally due to many reasons.  Packages came from his father to Dad and his siblings but the items were given away in spite.   Dad was the oldest.  He remembered many things and I watched the results when it was presented years later.

It is sad when religion can cause people to get twisted minds and ideas. Thankfully
The family was mended by Dad, prior to everyone’s (Siblings) death.  But for years it was a sad event for a Father’s Day or Mother’s Day activity. Amongst his siblings and later learning also between his Uncle’s and Aunts.

Things we did  to have answers.

1     Many road trips reading mail boxes,
2     Many phone calls to JONES in Northern Ca
3    Trips to Wyoming to try to find Grandad, side bar saw places I probably would not have.
      Found Grandad Jones when I was in High School by a friend of Dad’s that he had worked with in Wyoming.
5    Grandad came to visit us in California.
  We continued looking for Uncle Monte.
7     Found connecting descendants via, calls, letters, posts, and persistence.
       Family finally reached back to us., After Dad’s death.
9    Their lives had been no better than Dad’s.
1   The Split in family was over who was the wealthiest and had the most.
1    Utterly unbelievable but so very true.
1    One side  supposedly owned a bank the other owned quality horses and walnut groves and sold the trees for gun stocks.  I know that the horses and walnut is true,  Thought the other raised wheat and grains but may have also been in banking at one point. Need more research on him, he disappeared.

1   The great Grandmom’s got in, as a distant cousin said,  A Pissing contest and it affected every child in the family., for two and some 3 generations of family. The men were already gone or deceased.

When your parent looks as hard as mine did to find family he knew he had, it becomes a life making mark to break the barrier.   His brother my Uncle shared many more interesting tidbits about their life when in Wyoming, since I lived near him and took care of his wives and himself in their end times.

 I am thankful for all the kin whom I now in contact with and share some family data.  Dad would be very happy to learn this, I even think he has helped us find each other.  

 Dad had an Uncle whom was killed in a saw mill in Florida. Never learned if culprit caught. He only had one Aunt. He knew Nora a bit.  Dad really knew his Uncle Charles family downline better for they moved to Wheatland, Wyo and raised their children there. I last talked to Ducima Drew about 7 to 9 years ago.  Charles Jones daughter married a DREW and they moved to Wheatland before Dad's parents did.  I suspect if I remember right Grandad came from IOWA and worked for them then got job on another cattle ranch and Grandma and Dad came out on a train to Wyoming.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

POWELL Lineage 1690 West Marlborough, Chester, PA

My latest update on POWELL is....
Joseph Powell 1690 b West Marlborough, Chester PA d 15 Aug 1752  same place.
Marries Joanna Miles b Mar 1696 Radnor, Delaware Co. PA d 1734 West Marlborough Chester PA.son David Powell  data from ...
Geni World Family Tree
Circa 1717 - West Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania
Mar 16 1769 - West Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania
Joseph Powell
Joanna Powell (born Miles)
Elizabeth Powell (born Chalfant)
Isaac Powell, James Powell, Elizabeth Powell, David Powell, Benjamin Powell, Nathan Powell, Joseph Powell, John M. Powell, Abigail Elizabeth Duvall (born Powell), Sarah Powell, Abigail Unknown
John Powell, Sarah Powell, Edward Powell
some say 1718
Elizabeth Chalfont  19 an 1722 WEst Marlborough Chester PA d 7 June 1814
same place.   also secondary evidence  Smart Match source: Smart Match™: Davis Web SiteSecondary evidence.
Do others have more information. 
Elizabeth Chalfont's father was John Chalfont 1690-1752.  
Father Henry Chalfont  13 May 1663 Buckinghamshire, UK and Elizabeth Chalfant. married 11 Dec 1687 England.....    
Does anyone else connect with this POWELL CHALFONT etc

mine goes down into the Duvall line in MD.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hampton- Hoffman & Hampton-Scott & Hoffman-DuVall, Liking Each Other

 Did Our Family Like Each Other?

Something tells me our family liked our other family members. I am not only duel related on one side of the tree of Mom's but also on another.

James HAMPTON   married Oliena Delilia Hoffman

her parents were Sanford Hoffman/Huffman and Rachel Plants

1.Sanford's first born son Franklin Marion Hoffman 1860-1940.

2. Franklin Marion Hoffman married Samantha Abigail Duvall.

Her parents were cousins Robert and Harriet DuVall.

2 a, Franklin's sister  Oliena Delilia Hoffman marries James Hampton.

Oliena's son Jasper J Hampton marries Ella Fern Scott.

3. Franklin's son Cecil (Lee)(Leroy)Hoffman marries Inez Mae Scott.

These are my Mom's parents.  Her Grandparents and Great Grandparents.

 It is also her Aunt's, Uncles etc.

But it gets better.  Robert and Harriet DuVall are the children of:

Robert's parents Eli Duvall and Elizabeth Richey

Harriet's parents are Jacob Duvall and Jane Patterson.

Eli and Jacob were brothers.

Their parents were Alexander Duvall 11 and Abigail Elizabeth Powell.
He is DAR eligible  Served. Mongahela Co. Calvary
I have the certification papers.

NO this Alexander Duvall was not born in France.  He was born in Frederick Co. MD and died in Fayette Co. PA 7 June 1840.

Sanford Hoffman/Huffman  in CW under WVa with brother.
Soldier Name
Regiment Name
Huffman, Sanford
6th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

I am in the possession of his War Medal thanks to a cousin in West Virginia.

I have more interconnections with these lineages. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Interesting Map for our Family to Look At and See

  Scanning more at THE WEEKLY GENEALOGIST, found more interesting information to share with family and anyone who has kin from this region.  Idaho,& Wyoming

13 Marvelous Maps That Go Way Beyond Paper

"The out-of-the-box maps at these 13 locations display not only the geography of the regions they portray, but also the beauty of cartography itself."

The SNAKE RIVER AND SALMON RIVERS, are carved into the rocks and is very detailed.


Other pictures on the page to look at for us to see.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Something Posted on Facebook may be an Answer to one DNA ?.

Knowing I can not copy a news article but it is so vital to DNA researchers to know the lay of the land where their ancestors sprung from.

A  DNA test revealed a rather puzzling question I have been researching for more than 5 years.

Wondering how many others find this same puzzle.

Knowing one needs to know the lay of the land before we indulge in heavy research on some surnames was brought to the front again.

Knowing where the line came from and was always listed Germanic, left a confused mind behind.

This interesting chat about Migration and Milk brought my attention to the front.

Many of the family members of this lineage are not milk tolerant.  In our lineage it was mostly the male species that milk seriously affected and caused some deaths and several near deaths I have personally witnessed.

Interestingly enough the (name) does not show on the other side of family, but they also have a solid dose of Germanic background and I know that most of the male's in this line did not tolerate milk either.

Thankfully my Dad said, "Haven't you noticed I do not drink milk, I eat a bit of gravy or ice cream but that is about all I indulge in with out being sick to stomach. "

Then his brother said to me, "My favorite meal is Porkchops and white gravy even though I know I will be so sick from eating it." He also ate ice cream but only in small amounts.

Having cousins I have yet to ask this question of but will shortly since reading this article.

Then I married into a Germanic/Polish/Italian lineage and guess what the same situation applied to both my husband's line and my brother in law's line.  Need to ask more questions for the rest of the family on this side.

Sometimes medical data can help to track your lineage and other times it only adds more questions to the fold.

** Important to read**

 Read this: Modern Europe was formed by milk-drinking Russians: Mass migration brought new genetic make-up to continent 5,000 years ago

Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark found that the Yamnaya people from southern Russia spread their ideas and DNA to northern Europe during a mass migration period.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Shared Names in Family - Mom's Side. HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN, SCOTT, WARDEN, DuVALL.etc.

Since doing a post about a share of Dad's surnames Jones etc, thought I should do same for Mom before the month ends.
ISAAC JEFFERSON WARDEN born Ulstser, Ireland Nov 1770
Arrival Year:1795;1822  Arrival Place: Ohio   Source Publication Code: 2829.20
Primary Immigrant: Warden, Isaac Annotation:
Date and place where a step in the process to become a citizen occurred. Country of nativity, whether resided in the U.S. prior to 29 January 1795, page number of entry, and other information may be provided. Extracted from Minute Book C of Common Pleas Court Records in Guernsey County, OH.
Source Bibliography:
GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO COMMON PLEAS COURT RECORDS 1822-1824. In Gateway to the West, vol. 3:2 (April-June 1970), pp. 73-77.
Isaac Warden
Issue Date:

20 Aug 1823
Isaac Jefferson WARDEN Sr.
Wife Jeanette McCUNE b 1782 Somerset, Somerset,  PA d 1840 Guernsey, Oh. Someone else has diff birth date. 1772? Father may be JAMES MCCUNE.

JAMES FULLER,  born Washington Co. Maryland 30 Jan 1769  d 30 Jan 1842 Peoria, Peoria, ILL
wife Catherine GIBSON  (?)
Papers show FULLER some say it was FOWLER. So far not seen any record with that name but I have not confirmed his parents yet. Which may be Thomas or William Fuller???

DANIEL WARDEN b 1831 Ohio d 31 Jan 1917 Iowa Civil War Vet.
marries Mary J LANGDON B  1835, Ohio

JOSEPH LANGDON B ABT 1800, VA, his father, Samuel LANGDON 1763-1861 and Anne CLIFTON 1765- 1815. his parents Samuel LANGDON Sr. and Mary (unk)?, jos father Joseph LANGDON and Mary Osborn PORTER, his father Thomas LANGDON 1649, 1706.

Joseph's wife Arteminta BRAMMER, 1807 VA  d Marshall, KS   b date in dispute with cousin.
Arteminta's parents Edmond(Edward) BRAMMER 1766-1822  Halifax Co. VA d Lawrence Co. OH and Mary Ann LEE 1773- 1844, Patrick co. VA d 1844 Marshall, KS
Mary Ann Lee's parents, JOHN LEE  1729-1795 d Leesville, Campbell, Va m Sarah Jane WARD BRAZILL (dec 1809. Her father Ward BRAZIL,

John Lee's father was JOHN LEE.  I have much more on LEE family got from Michigan Archives 2 June's ago. Still need to enter it.

Interesting to note that SCOTT and BRAMMER, both from Halifax Co. VA.

Thomas SCOTT b 1730 d 1767 have his WILL, was in Halifax Co. VA later turned to PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA.  wife Lurana/Susanna probably Paine/Payne ? I use both  names since there is so much arguing over her name.
John  SCOTT born Halifax Co. m Sophia MURRY, served in service had pension.

son Shadrack SCOTT Sr. b 1790 Pittsylvania Co. Va. d 1850 Henry Co. IA age 60 wife was Harriet Cynthia Lewis b 1 May 1798 VA/NC border d May 1887 IA, Her father was
L LEWIS and mother was Sarah DEVER.
 John C Scott b Sept 1817 Kentucky  d 8 Oct 1904 Henry Co. IA m Rebecca MORROW 25 May 1841, daughter of John Jackson MORROW and Patience Rebecca TUTTLE. 

Matthew MORROW b 1765 - 1840 wife Francis BURNETT parents were THOMAS MORROW and REBECCA SMALL.

James TUTTLE 1767 -1860 m to Nancy working on a date problem. James TUTTLE father  1738- 1798 and Rebecca WASHBURN mother  1736- 1779
Other Tuttle married in names are ROSCRANS, GARDINER, BAKER, LIEVERSE, 
Much taken from TUTTLE TUTHILL book LDS library. 

Inez Mae SCOTT da of Cornelius Franklin SCOTT, and Ella D WARDEN  marries
Cecil Lee Hoffman (Leroy)  29 May 1912 Appanoose, IA

Cecil's,  Grandparents were: Franklin Marion HOFFMAN and Samantha Abigail DuVALL.  
born Iowa and  he died WYO, she died IOWA. 


Samantha's parents were Robert DuVALL and Harriet DuVALL. cousins. 

Henry Hoffman(HUFFMAN) and Elizabeth HIGGINS were Sanford's parents. 

Henry Huffman/HOFFMAN  jumped broom with Catrouch Fry/e {previously married to Mary Provator. possibly one girl.} ( Ohio data) happened in VA.  Hampshire Co.

Henry and Catrouch or Catherine had probably 7 children. Can verify 6. His father was John Hoffman/Huffman.

Elizabeth HIGGIN's line b 1809 Greene Co. PA da of Joseph HIGGINS SR and Mary HENDERSON, 1773-1813. 

Joseph HIGGINS Sr father was James HIGGINS and Sarah STOUT, 
James parents were JEDIAH H HIGGINSs 1691- 1722 and Hannah STOUT. 1694-1779.

Jediah I HIGGINS 5 Mar 1655 Eastham Barnstable, MASS d 1715 New Jersey, wife Mary NEWBOLD b 23 May 1661 Eckington, Yorkshire, England d 23 April 1715 Somerset, Middlesex, NJ.

Michael NEWBOLD, 1623-1692, Ann Topping  parents of Mary Newbold.
Michael's parents were Thomas NEWBOLD, and Jane Joana SYMS.

Still working to clarify Capt John Henderson 1740-1813 and mary Polly Obrien born DOWNARD
as parents for Mary Henderson. 

Hannah STOUT b 29 Mar 1694 New Jersey d 14 July 1779 New Jersey,  parents are Jonathon STOUT and Hannah BOLLEN.

Hannah BOLLEN parents are James BOLLEN and Anne VAN QUILLEN. 

DuVALL line I will do separate.. I am a duel DuVall. 

Randy Seaver and I link on the HIGGINS line.

New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1656-1999, indexed database with digital images, ( :, accessed 7 September 2015, no longer available), Somerset County, page 16 (penned) (image 339), Jediah Higgins will, 1715.

Jediah Higgins (1657-1715) and his wife, Mary (Newbold) Higgins (1661-1715) married in 1684, and had 11 children:

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Glenn was and is a relative. Are You Related? just sent me a message.

John Glenn is and was a relative.  I am sure that would please Daryl Glenn our deceased member.
We tracked for three years and just did not find the answers. (I have to look but think he spelt his first name different, He has been gone a while now.) As are most of the others that started in the beginning with the development of the society.

 We're Related app's keep saying we are related to lots of people. But they leave many gaping holes in the chain so I ignore those.

I know the DuVall line, Jones line and Hoffman/Huffman line fairly well and generally do not even have to check it to agree or disagree.

Besides hard work the old way which connected me to 9 other Genealogical society members, the WeRe Related app says there are three more that belong to our society that are related, two I agree with completely even if we haven't talked about it.

Amazed at how many people have the Haines line, Stollar, Plants,Plantz, Plance line. I am learning that the Stollar line is also Stotler, names did get twisted.

Learned that the OEN is really BOHN from relative that found me and I shared with Shirley Lee.
She married a Jones.

Found another Gooch, yes in our line. That line tied to my dear deceased friend from Germany.
Friedel Gordon,  Now will this Gooch tie in also??

Lots of turmoil with the WRIGHT's line. At least two of them. And some said JONES was tough.

I have four proven Jones lines.  Mass, Maryland, Pa and New York.   Do any intersect that I have yet to learn.

How about Young, Cook, Cooke, Barnes, at least two of those lines.

Mattison/Madison oh that is a fun line to guess and play with.  56 years and no definite answer to my satisfaction.  O yes, the children had her from four states they didn't even know???
Last information received says father was John Mattison and she was born in Vermont.
I did find her brother when he lived near her in Iowa for a few years and had a son.  Yes his last name was Mattison making this a wee more accurate.  Obviously they did not like Iowa because the son went back to Vermont and eastern New York. After 1880 or about then.

Have a long list of FOLK, FOULK  and EASTMAN kin, and TROWBRIDGE kin,  SHARPE, TRACY, ROOD, FULLER  a tidbit of KEELER, BELDING/BELDON, LOVELY, LAMBERTON,  then we move to the other side of the tree.


We have at least two FULLER Lines, one Mayflower and one in Maryland with another JONES that may link back someday.

These names come off of my Dad's side of the true and are not all of them just primary ones I semi track or have tracked in the last 30 years.

I will share some of Mom's soon.  She also has FULLER. Some tie back into some of Dad's early in country development./

Wish back up drive had not died.  But that is life.  Now two back updrives and one tree in the clouds.