Saturday, September 16, 2017
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
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
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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.
Friday, August 18, 2017
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
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
Monday, July 31, 2017
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.
Joseph HIGGINS Sr father was James HIGGINS and Sarah STOUT,
Hannah STOUT b 29 Mar 1694 New Jersey d 14 July 1779 New Jersey, parents are Jonathon STOUT and Hannah BOLLEN.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
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.
EASTMAN, SMITH, TILTON, FRARY, ROOT, JENKINS, STODDARD, THOMAS, YOUNG, WRIGHT, JONES AND BERRY.
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.