Friday, August 22, 2014

Johann Loos (John Lewis) Family wife Elizabeth Huffman


updated September 26, 2002.
The white-outed spaces are the names of the living.
This was submitted to Susi from Gary L. Lewis. Thank you, Gary!


LEWIS LINEAGE
Revised Nov.1998
By Gary L. Lewis
                   Member of Captain John Walls Militia American Rev. War?
.........1 John LEWIS (Johannes LOOS) b? d? 1805
...........+Elizabeth Huffman b? d?
............2 John George Lewis b. 1779 Virginia d, 1852 Knox County, Ohio
.............+Susannah Bricker b. 1785 Maryland d. 1859 Knox County, Ohio
..............3 Elizabeth Lewis b. 1803 d?
..............3 Rachel Lewis b. 1804 d.?
..............3 Sarah Lewis b. 1807 d. ?
..............3 Phebe Lewis Fix b. 1821 d.?
................+Unknown Fix
..............3 Benjamin Franklin Lewis b. 1827 d.?
..............3 Jacob Lewis b. ? d. ?
..............3 George Lewis b. ? d. ?
..............3 Isaac Lewis b. ? d. ?
..............3 Peter Lewis b. ? d. ?
..............3 Solomon Lewis b. ? d. ?
............2 Tilghman John Henry Lewis b. 1781 Virginia d. 1858
.............+Hannah Jane Arnold b. 1792 d. 1858
..............3 Samuel Lewis b. 1804 d. 1872
................+Martha Blackledge b. ? d. ?
................. 4 Andrew Lewis B. 1809 d. ?
................. 4 Isaac Lewis
................. 4 Betty Lewis
................. 4 Stiers Lewis b. 1855 d. 1903
....................+Marharet (Unknown) b. 1855 d. 1939
....................5 Bertha Lewis b. 1876 d. ?
......................+John Corbet
....................5 Mary Lewis b. abt. 1878 d. ?
................. 4 Levi Lewis b. 1859 d. 1935
....................+Ida (Unknown) b. 1860 d. 1948
................. 4 John Lewis
................. 4 Ellsworth Lewis
....................+Jane (unknown)
..............3 John Lewis b. 1814 d. 1893
................+Hannah Jane Reeves b. 1833 d. 1904
................. 4 Tillman Lewis b. 1855 d. 1935
....................+Clara D. (unknown) b. 1868 d. 1924
....................5 Hollis D. Lewis b. 1885 d. 19??
......................+Dessie M. Holden b. 1884 d. 1925
........................(the living removed here)
................. 4 John Lewis b. abt 1859 d. ?
................. 4 Homer Lewis b. abt 1861 d. ?
....................+Hannah M Bigler m. 1886
................. 4 Hannah M. Lewis b. abt 1863 d. ?
................. 4 Elizabeth Lewis Kelly b. 1863 d.?
................. 4 Isaac Lewis b. 1871 d. before age 10
................. 4 Jesse R. Lewis b. 1872 d. 1940
....................+Marie Hopewell b. 1878 d. 1944
....................5 Bonnie Lewis Milby b. 1899 d. 1965
......................+Wilber Milby b. ? d. ?
........................(the living removed here)
....................5 Glenna Lewis Kincade b. 1903 d. 1953
......................+Robert Kincade b. 1894 d. ?
....................5 Glenn Lewis b. ? d. ?
......................+Helen (unknown) b. ? d. ?
....................5 Donald G. Lewis b. 1905 d. 1972
......................+Sylvia Rush b. 1910 d. 1982
........................(the living removed here)
....................5 Roy Allen Lewis b. 1907 d. 1971 Unmarried PFC376th Infantry US Army
....................5 John F. Lewis b. 1910 d. 1979
......................+(1)Ethyl (unknown)
........................(the living removed here)
......................+(2)Catherine Dommsky b. ? living
........................(the living removed here)
....................5 Stanley Hoover Lewis b. 1912 d. 1959
......................+Ann Roulle b. 1915 d. 1993
........................(several lines of the living removed here)
................. 4 Hannah Margaret Lewis Stull b. ? d. ?
....................+Richard Stull b. ? d. ?
........................(several lines of the living removed here)
..............3 Sarah Lewis b. 1809 d. 1982
..............3 Daniel Lewis b. 1813-15 d. 1884
................+Susan Bell b. ? d. ?
................. 4 Mary Jane Lewis b. 1837 d. 1910
................. 4 John Lewis b. 1838 d. 1930
....................+Mary Ann Gay b. 1838 d. 1899
................. 4 Lucinda Lewis b. 1841 d. 1913 (unmarried)
................. 4 Maria Lewis b. 1844 d. 1913   (unmarried)
................. 4 Emeline Lewis b. 1841 d. ? (unmarried)
................. 4 Annabell Lewis Riggs b. 1850 d. 1925
....................+Brice Riggs b. 1845 d. 1910
................. 4 James Lewis b. 1852 d. ?
..............3 Miriah Lewis b. 1819 d. 1893 (spelled Maria in tombsotne)
..............3 George Lewis b. abt 1828 d. ?
..............3 Nancy Lewis b. abt 1849 d. ?
............2 John Daniel Lewis b. 1792 d. 1819
.............+Esther Woodruff b. 1792 d. 1868
..............3 John Lewis b. ? d. ?
..............3 Elizabeth Lewis b. ? d. ?
..............3 Mary Ann Lewis b. 1817 d. 1904
................+Abel Hoover b. 1815 d. 1880
............2 Elizabeth Lewis b. 17?? d. 1872
............2 Sarah Lewis b. ? d. ?
............2 Anna Mary Lewis Keys b. ? d. ?
.............+Isaac Keys b. 1787 d. 1833

First child born 1779 which puts her birth abt 1750's era, maybe 1760's but do not think so, it  would be late 1760's.  I have his Will if I can find it.  Much of this done before major computer input.

Anyone with more knowledge please share.  She was sibling to Henry Huffman, George Huffman and others according to our research?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday, Rev. Joseph Patterson



After 30 years of looking digging and discussing the Patterson lineage, a break came a couple of years ago.

There is much out there on the Patterson's.  Just had to find the right  one. He died in Alleghany Co. near Pittsburg, PA. He lived in Washington Co. for many years.. He is Jane Patterson's father.

He is obviously the reason cousin Karen said Mom looked just like her Aunt.  They were kin. We are kin.  With those comments I started digging in earnest to learn Jane's father's name. It seemed to take for ever. A Tidbit here and a tidbit there but never enough to confirm. A trip to Los Angeles Library helped.  He was born in Ireland  20 March 1752, fought in the Rev. War and  moved west became an ordained minister and died 4 Feb 1832.  

I keep telling people books, books hold lots of keys, not necessarily the internet but books.




John Strain - View media - Ancestry.com  Frontier Inhabitants Religious Agreement

History of Raccoon Church, Candor Pa. 1788-1899 by Margaret S Sturgeon
notes Joseph Patterson, Preacher of the Gospel at the Raccoon Church, near Candor, PA
John Carlisle - View media - Ancestry.com
James Stewart - View media - Ancestry.com  Wow, new source and more family
Alexander McCandless Jr - View media - Ancestry.com
Rev Joseph Patterson (1752 - 1832) - Find A Grave Memorial

Allegheny Cemetery Pittsburg, Allegheny Co.,  PA Memorial No. 107491257
Awesome inscription on the tombstone.
Jean Doherty thank you so much.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Walk Down Memory Lane, My Answer to Thomas

A Walk Down Memory Lane,  My Answer to Thomas

Wow,  what a memory this creates.  O yes, I was, Was very proficient on my first computer.
It was a Mac LC11. I was one of the volunteers that Montgomery Junior High School had trained to help the teachers, teach computers to the students.  Yes, there was a day I knew what I was doing.

The computers the school used was a few years older than my first purchase. But the system worked and I knew my way around it.

It was bigger and  boxier than the one I own.  It had a 4 ? inch platform and a big box sat on top.
We had standard sized key boards.

For me it was a dream come true. I knew it could help me doing research for reports and charts and many things the open market was using them for.  I was so ready to learn this and help the school move the students forward.

It was fun.  We all had a few problems working the programs to start.  Some the Apple Company had to fix. Ironic, if you get enough people on the system the bugs will show up.

I can not remember the model of the one we had at Montgomery Junior High School but it was some time before I could afford one and then our son was told to start college he must have a computer for two classes. We took the plunge.  It was probably 7 or 8 years.

At the same time, husband was working for Otay Water Company and they were working on getting hand held for reading meters.  We all had fun.

Today I hear (?) they drive the trucks down the street and the computer reads the meter from the trucks.
My husband walked many miles every day reading meters. Up Dictionary Hill and down and all about the region that the Water Company covered.  He braved dogs and shotguns and irate customers and friendly ones too.

The  Water District's & School District's Computers in the 70's was a huge monster and took up rooms of space. Of course, we know that today you can get them wrist watch size.  So spy people say.  I am still using an Apple computer and my entire system is right behind the screen I read or write from. No monster on the floor or on the desk beside the screen.

It  has an ironic twist because we were taught that we could be able to upgrade and change over time and not replace. Not true it advanced, so I am told so fast, that they do not upgrade you so you have the same program or system some times not even a year.

Not being a fan of fast changes,  I drag to buy new and do new systems.  Some of the new features are great some I do not think any of us normal (?) people need.  Sure it's a convenience.

How many of you could do most of the work on an Electric Typewriter?  I loved mine.
Understanding why writers, have back up typewriters in their cabins and away places so the creative juices can still flow with out electricity.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Why Did You Join Your Society?


This has been a very hot topic around our board table lately. It also seems to be a topic of interest to many others.

Gail Dever of Genealogy a la carte, wrote a blog post about it and ran a survey.



Survey results indicate genealogists join societies for camaraderie | Genealogy à la carte

She also listed 10 topics that factor into the reasons.

I found it very interesting and maybe be helpful in planning future events.

With a society of over 80 people and only 30 to 40 attending any given event, it concerns me greatly.

As Educational Chairperson, we have in the society: done survey's, varied our speakers, have a newsletter ( which I think is very good), Research Group Meeting monthly, Computer Group Meeting monthly, workshop meetings twice a month (two other libraries) within the area, arrange field trips to FHC's,  & other libraries.

We have a call tree for reminders. We send notes when someone is down and needs a lift or been injured.  We try to assist in many various ways, yet attendance is in my eyes dismal.


So do we just do social parties. We have terrific response for the Christmas Buffet, and Summer Picnic.
Yes, information is shared at these events also.

Speakers work hard to put together a good program for members to be educated and learn more information but when a small handful show up, it is definitely a sad moment for our group.

I am quietly hearing this in more than one society, what are we to do?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Where Were They 100 Years Ago.

 1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 19 July 1914 - 100 years ago.

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

3)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.

_________________________


Calvin Fay Jones  was dcd;;;  he was in a local cemetery that later was removed. Nashua IA area. Yes I have photo of his home. Also of the rural cemetery he is now on in with family.

Hannah Young Jones was born in 1850  Ill. and so she would be 64 and was dealing with the land and dispersement of goods of Calvin. 

son **
Carl Fremont Jones  b 1887  was a ranch hand  Swan Land and Cattle Co. , Slater, Platte Co. WYO.
in 1914.  
Victoria Mae Foulk Jones moved from Waterloo area of Iowa, Washburn to Slater, Platte Co. Wyo by train with her only son, at that time.

dau: Nora  b 1870 m Iver Jepson, many moves He was killed in Florida. 

son: George b 1872 m Belle Fox ,  20 Dec 1893 
son:  Alva      b 1874 Chickasaw Co. IA  m  31 Mar 1987 ,  Zelia Augusta Noble, talked on the phone to 
             family members of this line. Still communicate with Cedar Rapids, IA kin.
son:  Walter b 1880 m 22 August 1913 Ia to Elizabeth Spooner,   Story to big to put here. 
             I met Lucy Jones the  wife of 1 of his dcd sons and we talked and visited for 20 years.
              Yes, she shared pictures and stories when she found Uncle Gerald O Jones and I 
               here in San Diego. They had spent 40 years looking for my Uncle who saved her husbands 
              life as a young boy of 9 or so.
               Ruth is the daughter and she married Ralph Moen  died in Oregon.
            
son LaMont Earnest  b 1882 Pearl Rock, IA m Lulu Maybelle Torrey, 
           His son Donald Gene Jones died this spring in Sacramento, CA ( knew him for 20 + years)
            Met one of his brothers when he drove truck and Dad worked at the Feed Mill in the 1950's.

         Prior to Grandad going to Wyoming, he and G Uncle Monte had store in Waterloo, IA.
         After much troubles with family. He came to California. He raised his family in northern CA 
         Valley area.  They are many still there. His back was broke in a race with horse and a buggy 
         and the buggy wheel broke his back. This involved Carl and Monte.  

Harvey Edward Foulk b 18 Oct 1867  in Ill. m 19 Oct. 1892 Blackhawk Co. IA Prominent Citizen of Waterloo, IA,  Later lived in Washburn. House still lived in by family today. He disappears one year on a run of wheat to Russia. No one has found him.

Margaret Mae Eastman  b  6 Oct 1864 BlackHawk Co. IA  they were in 1910 in Eagle, Blackhawk Co. IA.   Victoria was aged 12 .  So aged 14 in 1914.  She remarries late in life to Mr Archer.

1920 they were in Platte Township 22 north E# 9, This is in Wheatland, Wyoming area. Dad showed me their home many times. It was on the outskirts of  Wheatland.  Their oldest was  my Grandmother  Victoria Mae Foulk Jones  2 sisters and 4 brothers.

Victoria Mae (Ida)  Foulk Jones ** wife of above.

Her Grandfather William Henry Foulk b 22 Feb 1846 Somerset Co. PA m 1865 in DeKalb Co. ILL and then moved to IA.  He was on the homestead at the time of 1914.  Helped build the town of Washburn, also worked the Rock Island RR.  Originally known as the Burlington, Cedar  Rapids, Mennessota RR, now Rock Island. He was a Conductor. Christian Church Waterloo Congregation.
93 at death.

Her  Grand Mother was Katherine MYERS b 20 May 1845 Perry Co. PA.  as above married in ILl, 
then moved to IA. Very probably knew each other when in Perry Co. PA prior to husbands  birth.
This line marries in and out twice. They celebrated a GOLDEN ANN 7 years before her death in 1922.  The house still there as of a year ago.

Franklin Marion Hoffman b 1860 Greene Co. PA lived Moravia IA with wife  dies 1940.
Samantha Abigail Duvall b 1860 Fayette Co. PA   she dies 1904 IOwa.
Three living children and many heartaches dcd infants.

After her passing Mom and family said he moved to Wyoming to be near the bulk of his family that had  moved from IA to there. He was a BrickLayer and owned his own company according to family.  He died a month before I was born.  He walked behind the wagon train herding the animals with his dog from PA to IA.   He was oldest living born of Sanford and Rachel Hoffman of Greene Co. PA that came to Iowa after the Civil War.

Grandad.
Cecil Lee youngest of the three children married and moved to WYO after learning the climate there was  better for his asthma.  Most of his children born in IA Mom was born in WYO.
He went back and forth until they had enough money to move and knew that his health was definitely better in WYO. Dryer climate.  He worked for the Duvall's on their ranch south of Wheatland. Big Ranch.


His brother Robert married and stayed in Iowa. His sister Grace married  Grandad's wife's brother. Daniel Scott mar Grace Hoffman, Cecil Hoffman ma Inez Scott. 

I met and knew many of my Scott relatives. Great Uncle Harrison was a Circus Performer. I have a card with his picture on it from the circus. He lived in CO in the 1950's.  I knew and communicated with Great Aunt Fern the baby sister in Casper for many years until her death.  Of course I did not meet Gretrude, nor John , not sure about Walter. I may have met him once.

Cornelius Scott b 1856 Moravia, IA d 4 Dec 1918 Lenox, IA wife Ella Warden b 1862 Polk Co. IA died 1918 Foster Moravia IA.   3 girls adn 4 boys. listed above. 


 I never met G Aunt Grace she died from cancer and Uncle Robert (BOB) was in Iowa. I met her husband and her children and some of them grew up with me as a young person in northern CA.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Twist and Turns of Family Heritage, SCOTT< MURRAY< LEWIS< PAYNE

This came about due to another blog post I read this morning.  Which  goes back a few years for when I found this person.  Having enjoyed the Country Music her site plays and the language reminding me of when we would go to Wheatland, Wyoming and visit with family.

Taking the test to see if I knew what those southern words meant I passed with flying colors. I did not get them all but over 90%.  

Ever so often she  brings up a topic that pulls on the strings of my heart. Today was one of those days.
So wishing it could be shared with MOM, her siblings and family as we sat around a table in Grandma Inez Scott Hoffman's kitchen. Or maybe at Aunt Pat's or Aunt Doris's or even at Aunt Marie's we could have done this.

Grandma was an aloof person to me, yet everyone spoke well of her and she was deeply loved.
Alas I could never seem to accomplish what she asked with out something going drastically wrong.
Yes drastically wrong, looking forward to the visit and wondering what the item would be this time.

Wish I had asked Mom when it happened the first time or only after I became older than ten.
 Grandma asked me to take my sister and go down the dirt road to my Aunt's to let her know we had arrived from California.  I took Sis hand and headed out the direction she said to go. Alas when I got to the end of the fence I had three choices. Knowing it was either down the road and up a hill or down a road and next to a hill. First we went down the road and up the hill to a home a  tornado had taken away.  So we back tracked to down the road and down the hill, stopping when a snake, as big around as my arm stretched across the length of the  dirt road. I did not see rattles so was pretty sure it was save to jump over the tail end of it. Which we did proceeding down the road to a small house on the side of the road. It was very small and a dog was in the back yard tied up. It was being teased by two boys in coveralls.  Dad would never have allowed this behavior so I did not think this was my Aunt's home.  We walked to the top of the hill on the other side of valley, spoke to the people there and back down to what was my  Aunt's home.  We called from the road because we didn't like how the boys behaved and were a bit apprehensive.  Our Aunt heard us and came out of a barn way back on the property.  She welcomed us and gave us a big hug. She told the boys to stop teasing the dog and get cleaned up because their family from California had arrived.

My Sis and I walked back towards our Grandparents, only to encounter that snake still laying in the road, yes stretched from culvert to culvert.  So we backed up and rain and jumped over it and ran all the rest of the way.  We were totally out of air by the time we got to Grandparents.

I was out of my mind to because I made a grievous error.   She asked why we had been gone so long, I reexplained our walking trip. She said, O, I should have said straight down the fence and hill so you would have known.  Then she said did I find Aunt Marie.  Alas my down fall, I said," yes, but I thought she was an Indian lady so went up to the next house to ask where her house was. "

Being  sent to the house to wash up and Sis was standing near Mom,  Dad came and took me out back and said, "Never, NEVER, NEVER, mention Indian around my Grandmother let alone call one of her children INDIAN.  

Having apologized to Grandma at the dinner table, telling her I would be proud to be Indian,  error again.

Later learning, we are of more than one tribe, Aunt Marie was a terrific Aunt and she carried the Indian heritage proudly. I loved her dearly.

But learning to never mention Indian near my Grandmother was a lesson I kept learning.

More stories to come on Grandma Inez Mae Scott Hoffman and that forbidden word.

Not sure if I enjoy the one my Uncle Gerald O Jones told or the one Grandad told me of when they were married in Iowa, the most. They were priceless events that Grandma never seemed to mellow from. Except she told her Father in Law, she guessed she still loved Grandpa and they were married
more than 50 years, with several children.




Monday, July 14, 2014

Semi Random Research ALLEN

My first name of Allen is living and adopted so data will not go here.

My second name of Allen, is Hannah she is the wife of Joseph Ridgeway.

 Joseph and Hannah Allen had Abigail Ridgeway whom married Josiah HAINES.
These are Maryland and New Jersey lines. Have not tracked farther back in a long time.

 I have data on old computer for this family.  So the  Reunion program here is not filled out.

 All this data is in PAF for MAC and when I asked at the LDS Library how to get it converted they
 looked at me like I had lost my mind. I even have a copy on a disc 3 x3.  I made back ups so it would          be taken with me in case of fire.  Alas I can not read it now without resetting up the older computer.

Polly Allen is next as wife of Samuel Jones b 9 Nov 1762. He is son of Silas Jones (SR) and Susanna Sweet.  I see descrepancy in his birth date, mmmm wonder which document is correct.  Samuel Jones 8 Dec 1777 East Greenwich, RI.  Two records in confilct. But his is brother to my ancestor so will not panic.

Nora Naomi Anderson wife of Nicholas Fabor, father of Andrew (Andy) Fabor.  Great Uncle Andy married my Great Aunt Mary Hannah Hoffman. Sister to my Great Grandfather Franklin Marion Hoffman, son of Sanford Hoffman born Huffman and changed name and son of Henry Huffman changed name to Hoffman, son of Henry Huffman/Hoffman dcd 1811/12 Dec/Jan probate read.
This goes back 3 more generations.

Fred Apel, wife of Jennie Jones b 1847 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. NY, on the 1850 census. She died 28 Feb 1874.  Jennie is Calvin Fay JONES sister. Both are downline of Silas Jones and Susannah Sweet Jones.  Calvin is my Great Grandfather and CW Vet. served from ILL.



Monday, July 7, 2014

Abraham YOUNG Piscataquis Co. ME


Abraham D Young Sr b 3 Oct 1784 Andover Essex Co. Mass d 15 May 1857 Piscataquis Co. Maine, USA 
Hannah Wright b 11 Mar 1781 Lewiston, Androscoggin Co. Maine died 25 Dec 1863 Guilford, Piscataquis Co. Maine. 


 Her parents were Jesse WRIGHT  1749- 1784 and Abbey COOK WRIGHT 1739-1784  

 Abraham and Hannah Wright Young 's children

Vital REcords of Guilford, Maine. Genealogy archives

(FROM PAGE 126)
Abraham D. Young, born in Andover, Ms., October 3rd, 1784
Hannah, his wife, born in Lewiston, March 11th, 1781

CHILDREN
Anna J. Young, born in Lewiston, December 1st, 1803
Jonathan W. Young, born in Lewiston, October 12th, 1805
George W. Young, born in Avon, December 11th, 18O7
Hannah Young, Jr., born in Avon, December 1st, 1809
Abraham D. Young, Jr., born in Avon, April 23rd, 1812   moved to Illinois and then Iowa (my Line).
Elmira Young, born in Avon, April 12th, 1814
Elvira Young, born in Avon, May 29th 1816
Rolla Young, born in Avon, July 11th, 1818 Young
Joseph Young, born in Philips, April 18th, 1820
Julia Young, born in Guilford, October 20th, 1823

http://www.genealogywise.com/group/wrightfamily


P163  ie pge 64  Pge 126  also

Attempting to Verify that Abraham YOUNG Jr. ,  Rev War Bounty Applicant is father of Abraham Young SR. Cumberland Pensioner Act.

Also looking for the ancestors of Jesse WRIGHT and Abbey COOK  Wright.