Friday, February 27, 2015

Indiana State Library, Not Done Yet, Please Respond

Hopefully all genealogists have spoken to help save this State Library of Indiana program.

If not we have writing about it on many's teaching blogs and informational blogs since before
RootsTech and FGS.  
Go to this site and read what Judy Russell has posted today.  It reads much as what I read the other day, they want to fix but it is not fixed yet, nor signed, sealed and delivered.

The Legal Genealogist: Reason for cautious hope

 It breaks my heart when I read this in America and then pick up the paper and learn ISIS is destroying books and artifacts of our past in the Mid East.

It matters not the race or religion it is the history and knowledge we are loosing.

Did you read about the Library that this last week dumped hundreds of children's books because they were no longer being read? NO did not donate them to a Children's Hospital or Hospitals or Police Departments or schools put them in the trash. Many the article said were less than 4 years old.

We still read children's books from Dr. Suess, what is wrong with people.?

So if you have written or are thinking of it do it.  Stop this nonsense.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Berry, Richard and wife Alice, Yarmouth, Mass

As I am reading my notes and my new found information, I am thinking there is more than I am seeing.
My Reunion file says Richard Berry born 1626, Yarmouth, Mass?
Now if that true who was his parents? I did notice there seemed to be more Berry's in the community than I remember seeing some years ago doing research.

Then with the data I found today it gives a different death date.
I know have sourced two different dates.  7 Sept 1681 or 10 Sept 1676

Because document found today gives death dates and not birth dates I can not determine which may be right yet.

The information did say he married about 1650 to Alice b Barnstable, Mass (Yarmouth).  It says she died 1655 Barnstable, Yarmouth, Mass.

It listed:
John b 1652 m Desired  * found in Baker Files
Elizabeth m 28 Nov 1677 to Josiah Jones* my line.
Samuel m abt 1690 Elizabeth dau of John Bell
Nathaniel d 7 Feb 1694
Joseph d 7 Sept 1681

Alice who married John Baker  is she Richard's daughter named for the mother? If so maybe Desired Baker and John are siblings?

Susanna wife of John Berry d 22 May 1747   who was he son of?
Taken from Early Berkshire Deeds

Many more files to read on regarding this family. My eyes are done for the day.
I could not capture some of it to my files.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MTDNA pays off, Indian Lineage shows in my Ancestral Tree

Wow, what I would give for my Grandmother's Mtdna (Dad).  I am sure many feel that way.
But the Test paid off and the ancestral line carries Indian.

This DNA stuff drives me nuts at times, You too? Right!.

I have female Indian 1620 to 1688 in Mass.  But my line comes down the male side so it will not show with me. Now, if I remember right the Indian will show in my nephews and male cousins.

Then later, a Pennsylvania line, says we are of Indian Heritage, also on my Grandmother's side (Dad).
Complete different line and families coming from Southeastern PA area. Somewhere between Bucks Co., Berks Co., Dauphin Co., Perry Co., Cumberland Co., PA.
Recently learning that YORK and ADAMS Counties may play into this scenario.  Grandma gave me name of the tribe. I am not having much luck nailing it down except this one is close enough it shows in the Family Finder of my Aunt.

Now what about the male Indian that married the white woman with two children after her husband died and he won her hand by caring for her in a distance for a long time. This was written down by family for three generations and we all have the same story.  Luckily I found the tribe and name of the group that was part of this..  Lorriane Rainwater actually wrote a blip on this family.  Her story fits our exactly.  We just have no idea how or where she got the story.  He took his wife's name and they moved away so there would be no trouble from his Father's tribe. He gave up  his position in the tribe when he did this.  We are from their daughter. Alas my line follows the male.

That is just on Dad's side that I am aware of.

Pocohantus, is a descendant on my Mom's side of the family.  Another Indian line comes in many years later actually 1790's. She died about 1845. Recently reviewing my family photos, suddenly I see why the men wore beards and mustaches. Wish I could have helped salvage those damaged documents from
cousin's basement when they flooded, Cedar River Iowa area.  He ultimately tossed them from mold and did not realize they could have been saved. He said he saw documents proving lots of what we had surmised, in his Dad's boxes  before they were flood damaged.

So another Family Finder test is in order to see what shows up. It will be very minimal due to distance back in the system, but I am told it should show up.  I would think five generations back should show easily if 7 generations shows.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

John Mattison father of Susan Madison/Mattison?

Woe is me, if  one thinks Jones is hard to track try this person's name.  John Mattison.

If this is my Susan, which all dates match but off by one year.  The same applied to her husband
Noyes JONES he said 1808 and court shows 1809.  

So looking at John Mattison I have found:  He left Pownal, Bennington, VT for Novia Scotia, for allegiance to the British???

There are records that imply this John Mattison could be Susan's father because there is a child of her age on a census document.

But finding Noyes JONES was in Rensselaer, New York, Jones Hollow, Jones Rd.  the distance between where supposedly lived is obvious.  

So who is the John Matteson in Hoosick, Rensselaer NY and remember she has a younger brother George b 1822.

Name:John Matterson
[John Matteson
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):Pownal, Bennington, Vermont
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:1
Persons Employed in Agriculture:1
Free White Persons - Under 20:6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:2
Total Free White Persons:8
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:8

George could be in this one.  Susan would be married at this point.? Being born 1817/1818.

If so this is 1820 with Susan.

Name:John J Matteson
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):Pownal, Bennington, Vermont
Enumeration Date:August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures:1
Free White Persons - Under 16:2
Free White Persons - Over 25:2
Total Free White Persons:4
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:4

This is correct.  Birth year is probably off.  I have picture of her tombstone and Noyes JONES tombstone.  

Name:Susan Jones
Birth Year:abt 1812
Home in 1880:Riverton, Floyd, Iowa
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Noyes Jones
Father's Birthplace:Vermont
Mother's Birthplace:Vermont
Neighbors:View others on page
Occupation:Keeping House
Cannot read/write:


Deaf and Dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:
Household Members:
Noyes Jones74
Susan Jones68

Saturday, February 21, 2015

William Harrison JONES, my Grandad's Uncle

William H. Jones (First_Last)
Regiment Name 36 Illinois Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M539 roll 46
Killed in Civil War Stones River Battle on dec 31 1862.  Refer to Calvin Fremont Jones notes for additional details.

MIDDLE NAME:         
COMPANY:         H
DATE OF BIRTH:         
DATE OF DEATH:         12-31-62
GRAVE NUMBER:         N-5569


36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Aurora, Ill., and mustered in September 23, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Rolla, Mo., September 24-29, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Rolla, Mo.,till January 14, 1862. Expedition against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas January to March, 1862. Advance on Springfield February 2-13. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Keitsville, Mo., till April 5. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 11-22, thence to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 23-29. Occupation of Corinth, Miss. May 30. Pursuit to Boonevilie May 31-June 6. Duty at Rienzi till September 6. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Louisville, Ky., September 6-19. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Clarksville November 15-20. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At and near Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 15. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till January, 1864. Regiment Veteranize January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough till March. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Loveioy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood, into Alabama October 1-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Huntsville, Ala., till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-23. Duty at Headquarters of General P. H. Sheridan, Commanding Dept. of the Gulf, to October. Mustered out October 8 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., October 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 193 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and  127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 332.

With help from cousin Ed Roberts....He was able to get to the cemetery, I will gladly share his address. Another friend sent me picture of the tombstone.  Somewhere in my folders, 

I also believe I found a marriage record for the day before they shipped out for him. Have to revisit that issue.

Madison, Susan,, Mrs Susan Jones, dau of?Mattison??Surname Saturday

 The fun we have with names, is very evident in this members files for research.

Knowing my Grandfather Carl Fremont Jones, did little to resolve the situation,  of his Grandmother.

I know that family history says she married Noyes JONES  around 1832.  I have yet to find a marriage record in MASS, VT or NY. I have been looking for more than 40 years. Rumor said Springfield Mass, No find, Holyoke, no find.  Rensselaer Co. NY so far no find.  Bennington, VT so far not found.

Found a brother near her and Noyes Jones in the 1870 census in Iowa. George H Madison and wife Hulda and a son.

Recently, having received this tidbit. - Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908

It is a Birth-Female card

Name of Child  Susan Mattison
Color        No. of  child of mother
Date of Birth    March  Month  13 Day 1817
Mothers name  Elizabeth
Mother's Birthplace              Age
Full Name of Father   John Mattison
Fathers Birthplace                 Age
Father's Occupation
Condition of Child as to Live or Still Birth              Live/Still
If Still Brith the cause
Name of Informant

Town Pownal     Mary F. ?panifman Town Clerk - 1870 United States Federal Census

This information I had for years before I considered looking for a Madison/Mattison near Noyes and Susan Madison JONES.

On the 1870 census are many family members and they have Susan listed as Sasah.

131   134
Noyes is 51 Famer , Susan is 50 Keeping House, Charles is 18 farm laborer, Betsey 25, is housekeeper, Carrie 7 mos.
value of land is 1700   personal estate 600 all born NY other children

Then a neighbor then:
133   136  Madison, Geo  37 m w Farmer        800  90    NY    yes other children
                 Hulda J             36,  f w Keeping House           NY
                 Geo H               10  m w   born Mass  attended school

skip a home then:
135   138   Johnson, Addison   33 m w Farmer             2440 730   NY  other children
                                 Arvilla      30 f  w  housekeeping                     NY
                                  Emma        6 f  w                                             Iowa
                                  Annah        4 f  w                                             Iowa
                                Charles         2 m w                                            Iowa

136    139   JONES, Calvin F.     23 m w farmer        1200 690   NY
                                 Hannah       19   f  w Keeping H                  Wisc  (?)where did that come from?SP
                                   Nora E     3/12 f  w                                    Iowa

137 140 Barber, Nathan  55 farmer       NY
                         Betsy 53 Keeping H     NY
                        Malden,11                      NY
138  141   Hall, John J 53    farmer        VT
                          Polly   51    keeping H  VT

Kin on this page Arvilla is one of daughters, Calvin is my direct line from Noyes and Susan, Hall's are related as cousins, and suspect the same for Barber.

Hall families went on to Minn.  later

George H Madison is found back in east coast later.

Calvin served in the CW from an Illinois Unit with his brother William Harrison whom died at Tennessee Battle.

Noyes and Susan's other children were:
 1.  Henry George, b 3 Sept 1834 NY,  m Kern
 2. Noel  b 1835 Mass,
 3. Arvilla,  m both Johnson brothers Alfred and Addison
 4. William Harrison,  CW
 5. Calvin,** CW
 6.  Jennie b 1847 (married Fred Apel)(Cyrstal Lake Ill 1864) she dies 28 Feb 1874
 7. Lucy,  m Fuller
 8. Charles E Jones b 1850 Renssaelaer Co. NY (Petersburg area). m Bartlett

Would love more proof that John Mattison is her parent?  Still digging.

Monday, February 16, 2015

War and Family, Did it bring family changes?

War and Family,  Did it bring family changes?

Of course it did bring changes, have you thought of it as your doing your research?
Are you aware of how much the changes affected the movement of your family?

If your following this FOULK /FOLK  posting with MYERS, then you may be aware of some of the turmoil that was presented.

It appears our line from Berks, Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Co. PA ie Lancaster Co. in some areas early stayed in Perry/Cumberland and Adams Co. While our direct line from Peter Foulk Jr and wife Susannah Showalter Foulk moved west prior to the happenings.  I am most intrigued with how the siblings that stayed, survived.

Peter and Susanah Foulk, Folk, Faulk, Foulke  started moving  by 1846 because William Henry Foulk was born  22 Feb 1846, Somerset Co. PA. At Two Brothers Valley, Somerset, Pa there is a FOULK /FOLK MUSEUM, cousin sent pictures many years ago.

In the cemetery in Perry Co. PA there is a list of family buried there.  John Foulk b 1797 stayed in Perry Co. and died there 1867.  I do not know if this is John or John D.  ?? John D was born a few years later. Suspecting John was of ill health so they named the next child John in case John did not survive considering that was his Grandfathers name.

Peter JR.was born in Cumberland Co. PA, (prior to the Perry Co, split) 1803 and as we know he moved since W. H was born in Somerset Co.  and they died in Waterloo, BlackHawk,  IA.

Samuel born 1806 from census records and tax records died 1891 in Pennsylvania. aged 85. By 1850 he had moved to Adams Co which was a split from York Co. PA.  This put him in the area of major battles that occurred during the War of Rebellion.

Sarah Elizabeth, the wife of our Mystery man JOHN MYERS b 1809 near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co. PA according to Bible records.  They moved to ILL by 1850.

(Suspecting those who went west, probably went as a group. Working the logistics now because they had kin in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. )

Joseph FOULK, is in 1880 in Saylorville,  Polk, IA with wife Elizabeth and son John C Foulk aged 38.

Ann supposedly married a Groos, research not done yet on her. She was born abt 1805 Perry Co. PA
Did she endure the ravages of the war?

Did those who went west hope they would escape what they felt may be going to coming down the Pike in time?

Susanna  work in progress, supposedly mar a Messenger?

Catherine m Ludwig Lewis NOSS  we have marriage and born 8 Mar 1801.  death is 20 April 1874, Perry Co. PA. She is a widow during this War as Ludwig died 1855. They had 6 known children. One died 1865, a female two we have no data on yet.

Elizabeth, research to be done but Grandma said she was a GAMBER.

Mary, research to be done, her married name was Slepper if Grandmother was correct.?

Henry born 1815 and was 44 in 1860. Duncannon, Rye, Perry Co. PA. He marries Anna Jane ?
last name not found yet.  In 1860 they showed Catherine A  18 and Charles L Freeborn 11. Suspect a daughters child, her deceased???.  Information in the 1870 and 1880 census.  He was a Shoemaker and rather wealthy. In 1880 there is Foulk with them suspect family from sibling.

 1870 lists a Sarah with them age 14.

George, surprised he seems to be the oldest for records of the children.  1784-1863.  Was his death War related.  He lived Saville, Perry Co. PA  1840 census

They had 5 children at this time.  1 male 10 to 14, 1 male 15 to 19, George was between 50 and 59,
2 females 5 to 9, 1 female 10 to 14, 1 free white persons 50 to 59   working in agriculture 3.

Surely these older boys were taken in WAR, did they go, did they survive.?

more research to be coming,

If you are a descendant of any of these people we would love to hear from you.

The spelling varies on each census, just amazing.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Joseph Foulk #5 of Peter and Catherine Foulk of Perry Co. PA & Siblings

#5 Joseph Foulk
 b 1809 -1811 time frame,

1860 United States Federal Census -
Joseph Faulk 51 Richland DeKalb, Ind. male PO was Iba, wife Elizabeth 44,  John C. Faulk 8, William H Faulk 6, Susan Faulk 4, George W. Faulk 2, children b Indiana

1870 United States Federal Census -
Joseph Foulk 62 abt 1808, PA, township 3 range 3 Jefferson, ILL, White, male, PO Mount Vernon,  John C. 62, Elizabeth 53, John C 17, William 16, Susan 14, Mary A 8

1880 United States Federal Census -
Joseph Foulk 71, abt 1809, lived in Saylorsville, Polk, IA, white, male, self, - married Spouse Elizabeth Foulk, father bp PA Mothers bp PA  Occupation SHOE MAKER  she is 64 and John C Foulk is 28 b Indiana.

Joseph Foulk - Overview -  appears to be ours
Marriage to Elizabeth Mortorff in Indiana  very hard to read. 31 Mar 1852.

Joseph Foulk - View media - picture of marriage certificate.

#6  Ann Foulk GROOS  ???

#7  Susannah Foulk m MESSENGER, who??1807  d 3 MAY 1886

#8  Catherine Foulk b 1801 m Ludwig NOSS, 25 Jan 1821, Carolyn has Marriage record Census gives children, maybe not all.

#9  Elizabeth Foulk m a GAMBER???

# 10  Mary m a  SLEPPER????

#11  Henry Foulk 44,  b 1815 m  Anna Jane   age 42, Catherine A 18, f ,  Charles S. Freeborn 11 m - 1860 United States Federal Census
1870 United States Federal Census Henry 56, Anna 53, Sarah 15, Marysville,
1880 United States Federal Census

Name:Henry Folk
Birth Year:abt 1816
Home in 1880:Rye, Perry, Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Annie J. Folk
Father's Birthplace:Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace:Pennsylvania
Neighbors:View others on page
Cannot read/write:


Deaf and Dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:
Household Members:
Henry Folk64
Annie J. Folk62

# 12  George Foulk m

#2 and #4 are my lines. Peter Jr and Sarah Elizabeth

Friday, February 13, 2015

More on Samuel's children: Susan Foulk HEAGEY

@2 child: Susan Foulk Heagey (1844 - 1903) - Find A Grave Memorial

Susan is  husband of Calvin George Heagey  1839-1859.
Calvin George Heagey (1839 - 1925) - Find A Grave Memorial

(His parents are: Henry Heagy 1797-1881         
Henry Heagey (1797 - 1881) - Find A Grave Memorial
              and    Rachel Shriver Heagey 1803-1879)

 Her Parents are Samuel and Catharine Hoffman Foulk
data previously posted.

Susan and Calvin's children are:

1. Nettie R. C. Heagy Slaybaugh 1871-1941
 husband   Harry E Slaybaugh (1877 - 1954) - Find A Grave Memorial
child:  Jesse C Slaybaugh (1908 - 1975) - Find A Grave Memorial

Bendersville Cemetery Adams Co. PA
15487150_115654612575.jpg 640×288 pixe tombstone of Jesse and family
I can read Annie 1868-1903, Harry E. 1877-1954  Nettie R. C. ? 1871-1941 and Jesse C 1908-1975

2.   H Samuel Heagey  1874-1967

Evergreen Cem, Gettysburg, Adams Co. PA

Alas no further data,
Find A Grave Memorial# 37947640

Be aware there is another Shriver listed here.

@1 was Sarah Jane Foulk Mills previously listed.1841-1914
@2 Susan Foulk Heagey 1844-1903
@3 Adam Frank Foulk  previously listed 1846-1860
@4 Samuel Henry Foulk previously listed 1848- 1860
@5 Levi Ulrich Foulk  previously listed 1849-1930

Sources are Find A Grave..

So  Heagey children not located are from:

Annie Slaybaugh

Harry E Slaybaugh

And any kin that H Samuel Heagey may have had.

More research needs done here.  Then Samuel's line is done.

A Link Found Two Ways....

Kevin Bacon is your 7th cousin once removed. 

your mother

Cecil Hoffman
her father

Rachel Hoffman
his mother

George P Plants
her father

Catherine Plants
his mother

Josiah Haines
her father

Caleb Haines
his father

Esther Haines
his sister

Esther Evans
her daughter

John Atkinson
her son

Lydia Towsend Comly
his daughter

Helen Atkinson Bacon
her daughter

Kevin Bacon
his son

Geni - Kevin Norwood Bacon

Now trying to get the system to reshow what it just did.  It showed Ray Dee Jones Sr was also related to Kevin Bacon but through his Mom then through Eastman and other lines back to  Bacon. 

I know longer know how to work So many changes and I was away from the board for almost a year with family matters.

 I was interested in Tatum mentioned as middle name but no more reference for why Tatum a middle name. 

 I am pleased to be related to Kevin Bacon.  

Only missed a couple of all his movies over the years.

Thomas Evans is Susi Pentico's 8th cousin 7 times removed!

Susi Pentico 
Ray Dee Jones
your father
Victoria ( IDA)
his mother
Azariah Eastman
his father
Mary Frary
her mother
Robert Daniels
her father
Peter Daniell, I
his father
Margaret Daniels
his mother
Elizabeth Hill
her daughter
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his son
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her daughter
Thomas Evans
her son