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.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Yes, do you PIN.? I am still learning how, but have found family and data by using PIN"S so thought I should share that data.
Of course I slide off course with PIN's.
I love some of the great Gardening tips and swings made and landscape set ups. Some I am going to use in our yard.
But the genealogical hips are totally awesome. Examples below..
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Years ago there was a long shrubbery of Cypress that made a wind block for the fruit trees in the orchard that is to dark here for you to see.
But one year they finally said they were wore out and a fire hazard and they were cut out due to no longer living and dangerous.
As children we played in that hedge and run on the top of it playing hide and seek. When they were going to cut down the trees/shrubs one tree on the end was green and growing and I convinced Dad to let it stand. All these years later it was always my tree.
I visited that tree and really enjoyed the beauty of it, no idea now if still there or gone.
But Pete Merga, Alice Merga, Norma Bordessa, and other neighbors once in a while would come and we played in those trees that were cut like a hedge and made a great base to run on, on the top of the deceased trees. Once we got stuck and had to have a neighbor come help us down because we played later than we had sun light to see our way down safely to the ground.
Other neighbors were Donna Maxwell, Jane Kirkland, Kay Cunningham, and others. I am still in touch with Norma Bordessa and seen Pete Merga at Mom's funeral.
Oliver Illia, was the son of Oliver and Mabel Illia which were close friends to our parents. He also came to the services. The Del Curto's both brothers lived near. It was their grandmother that taught me how to knit the European method. Her husband was a butcher at one time.
Of course back then we also had the Rossi's, McFadden's, Brown's, Titus, Caselli, Bianchi's and many others.
Friday, July 14, 2017
I learned this tidbit this morning on the news. It seems that we all need to have a Doomsday book.
The book contains information genealogists would go nuts over. Some of our elder parents families had mini forms of these books. But seldom was it carried down for the family to understand it's importance.
You ask, "What is a Doomsday Book?" It is a book on what you have, where you have it, what do to with it and when and how to carry out these requests.
It is so much more than a Will or Probate of Trust. It truly is a guide that talks about your past and your present and your wishes or goals for the future.
You record where the records are held for the items you mention. You list what all these items are.
You list your request for future of these items.
You are covering these things that deal with medical, money, land, property, investments, gifts handed down for generations.
It covers Legal Records, Births, Death Certificates, Social Security Information, Insurance Policies (car, house and land), Car Registrations, and any other pertinent information your family will need if you are to become disabled or incapacitated or deceased.
It should also cover key pictures of the family that should be passed down to the next generations to remember one by. Information about a special made blanket or quilt, a piece of jewelry, who made it and what it is composed of and the significance to the family and it's historical future.
This all goes so much farther than a Will or Trust.
It seems some one did this for his family and it made the news because with all the grieve and process they had to go through, the Doomsday Book guided them to accomplish what the man wished and was accomplished with ease because he stated where the items were at and what do to with them.
I hope this gives you food for thought and helps you to prepare for your future.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
The People of the State of New York by the grace of God, free & Independent
To Archibald Jones send greetings; Whereas Noel Jones of Petersburg, Dec. ) I ? say? as is alledged, lately died
Intestate,' having whilst living and at the time of his death goods, chattels or credits, within this state; by means where of the ordering and granting
signed on bottom
In testimony where of we have caused the seal of the
(to be bequests affirmed, Witnes bequests appraised Witness Jerecurah Odom F? hunaagate???)
office of our surrogate of the county at Troy, the twelf day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and four. signed by ? OSBORN?
( ) is squeezed in between.
Whose NOEL JONES is this. It is not my direct ancestor ??? He died 1804 and mine had child in 1809 and is in the 1810 census Petersburg, NY.
NOEL JONES born about 1785 near Albany married Susannah, and had Noyes JONES b 1809 in Petersburgh, Rensselear Co. NY. Entered in court records in his hand in court book. ours
There is also a NOEL JONES b abt 1812 to a NOEL JONES who moved to Alleghany Co. NY from this area also. FHC has quiet a bit of data on tis person. They do not fit with my Noel and son Noyes Jones either. Much implies related, though. This one left this area then went to Utica, NY then sw NY. He had 5 wives. Lots of interesting stuff about this man and the crooked Judge at the hearing over his Will and the very crooked last wife, who dropped all association with his children. Got to read this great story. Amazing this could happen then. Nothing changes when people want to be crooked. One could write a detective story on this man.
Worst case would be this is my NOEL JONES in Alleghany Co. NY and he left his son NOYES with Abel JOnes his brother and went to Utica then to Alleghany taking his son Noel with him. b 1812.
If that is the case, Susannah is not mentioned, not in Utica or as far as I could learn in Alleghany and he had several other wives. But still who is his father. All the Silas Jones Sr. children seemed to have a Noel Jones, including NOEL JONES.
Abel died 1835 Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. NY m Ruth Green
Ruscomb b 1746 wife Susannah b Dutchess Co. NY very little data,
NOEL (MOWTH) b 1748 m Millicent Whitford
Zalmon b 1751
Norman 1754 RI VRecords says 1751. Silas gave us date in his data.? Mabel Hewitt
Laban 1756 m Sally Whitford *sis of Millicent
Silas Jr 1760 m Mercy Scriven
Samuel 1762 d 1859 m Polly Allen
Left out the girls
Martha b 1749 m Thomas Phillips
Abigail 1758 ?
I do not believe Lindell, Timothy and James are siblings. I know one is son of one above.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
I want to thank you for all that you have done to make our family a good one.
Wanting to thank you for all your caring and help with life as it gets muddled at times.
Want you to know, my heart beats for you day and night and when ailments come along,
My world closes in on me.
I wish you a speedy quick recovery from the last heart tripping event.
You have stood by mine so many times, I can not count them.
Wanting you to know how happy we are with the time and effort you put into help
making America Great by serving 25+ years in the US Navy.
For designing and making a tool that saved the government lots of money and time.
For being designated Sailor of the Quarter and Year so very long ago.
For being a super Scout Master and leading many students to being better humans.
Often wondered how many became Eagle Scouts, 1 know of one and probably more.
For leading more by example than words.
Thank you for holding me in your arms when I am beyond stress attempting to deal with
what life has given us.
Thank you for our Five living children., Ten Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
Thanks for being a caring Dad and setting so many examples for them to follow.
Thank you for a terrific Mother and Father in Law. They were the very best. I could not have
asked for better second family parents.
I was so blessed when you smiled at me and we became friends and then a couple.
I am still so blessed by all your caring, words, thoughts and actions.
Thank you for the last 58 years. Would love to do it again for another 58.
Looking forward to hitting 60 and making it to 75 at least.
God Thank You for all this you have given us.
Susi Jones Pentico
Lastly ED "Hoot" Gibson, thanks for introducing him to me.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Yes tomorrow is the day, want to share with all.
Mom was a very special person, she was artsey, she could see a dress in store, go home and cut it out and make it. She drew beautiful pansy's, trying to teach me how to do it. She knit, crocheted, embroidered, and never mastered tatting. That she tried for years to do.
Mom was born 29 June 1920 at Little Bear, Wyoming. Just not far from Wheatland. She went to school, with her siblings by walking along a creek to stay cool on warmer days. One time she stepped on a snake thinking it was a twig. It wrapped around both of her legs and she was terrified of snakes ever since. She did kill one at our home once though because it was endangering my brother who was a baby. Yes it was poisonous. Courage really helps in times like that. Sort a like a MOM thing. Or Parent thing. When child is in danger our fears disappear.
She did not finish high school she needed glasses to read the materials. She would have been an awesome teacher. She married her love of her life and had a family.
She loved to garden, cook, & bake. We spent years canning foods for the following years. When I was a teenager Dad got us a freezer. Wow less canning. Especially meats, were so, I thought tedious.
Funny how you carve things you do not any longer have access to. Canned chicken was not bad at all. Sorta like chicken soup with out the noodles. But it made great dishes when we used it.
I miss the canned Bing and Royal Ann cherries we used to put up.
Later in life, Dad got Mom a dryer. So back to drying Apples, Pears, Plums, and other items of food.
I still hanker for a dried apple to chew on once in awhile.
Mom milked the cows by hand then with a milk machine later. I learned the same. Seems I was a teen when we got a milk machine to use. Mom had a crippling type of arthritis and her hands hurt to milk at that point. The most cows we had were 8 but not all milking at the same time some times only 3 could be milked because of calving. We were not a dairy.
(One reason for the move to CA. was because she had this disease and could hardly walk when we moved to California to my Aunt and Uncle's ranch. Dad milked for his brother - in - law and Mom helped Aunt Etta when needed. I was told she was here only a few months and had regained her ability to walk with out pain) Ironic was Dad felt better in Wyoming, as I do also. (My bones bug me here but not in Wyoming, Idaho or Michigan.) My brother moved to Idaho for this very same reason.
We were a mini ranch and we had cattle, we also had some farm animals for our needs and once in a while Dad would sell some off to others. The cattle we raised and sold often.
Mom was a 4-H instructor and taught Sewing and Cooking and Dad was also but taught Animal Husbandry. I had a Guernsey Calf , I raised to a cow. Cupid is a story of her own. I also had rabbits I raised and showed at the county fair. We were pretty self sufficient family. Chickens are so smelly and the odor just never goes away. We had Turkeys every fall for the holidays. One year we had goose. Disaster that was, grease everywhere.
Mom was active at school events and supported the students and school activities. She later after the youngest one (Dale) was in school several years, she worked at the Tomales High School Cafeteria. She loved the student interaction.
She truly loved the property that they bought. So sad family wasn't smart enough to keep it.
Apple orchards were planted, and new varieties created by a previous owner. Gravenstein apples were created on our land. I liked the apple before the Gravenstein. Luther Burbank's gardens were on our land. Nothing like a fresh pear right from the tree. Or Blackberries from all the wild bushes.
Dad had planted some Raspberries and other trees. We even had a bearing chokecherry tree. Best jelly you ever tasted. They both loved Gooseberries and them growing there and rhubarb also.
Mom loved to visit family in Wyoming and see her siblings as often as family could afford it. A sister moved to California from Oregon. Her brother came from Wyoming and helped build the Dam that the spill way broke on. He was here for a short time but we were thankful to see him. Her older sister's daughter was in Hawaii when Fred and I were there so we had a mini reunion of : My Aunt Mae, Mom & Dad, Maxine's family and ours. My Scott cousins came to visit us there also.
Mom and Dad were always very family orientated. Something I miss and keep trying to instill into our children.
Mom came to our 50th Anniversary and stayed for five months and was getting her health back when she felt she needed to go check out the homestead. We lost her 3 months later.
She died 10 January 2011. She loved to garden, fruits, vegetables and flowers . It kept her busy and happy. Of course she loved all her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was the Mother of 4 living children, having lost two . She had 12 grandchildren. She also had several Great Grandchildren at the time of her death.
WE have a picture of her & Dad with family that is minus 5 grandchildren. Dad died in 1995 so it had to be before his death. Nate was a toddler then. No Kevin, Willkie, Alicia or Hannah, or Zack.
We we never got one of them all I do not know. Should have been done at our 50th Anniversary party.
Here she is on the beach in Point Reyes, CA with her Mom. I think this was 1949 or near then.
Blessed Happy Birthday in Heaven. We miss you.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Noel JONES born 1835 Massachussett's according to census. This young man lived until some time in the 1850's. Or maybe he was left behind and did not want to go west. Family said he died in accident prior to family moving west to Illinois and then on to Iowa.
Anyone who can find data on him we would love to learn more. I checked the counties in Mass near Vt and NY and church records, some newspaper data.
While doing this I was also looking for marriage records of Noyes and Susan Madison Jones.
Her children listed her as being born in VT., NY., MASS. Obviously they did not know.
Having recently learned she was born in VT. but awaiting more confirmation. Her maiden name was Mattison.
William Harrison JONES b 1841 Rensselaer Co. New York Died 31 Dec 1862. Stone's River Battle, Tennessee. I have his CW records and have not transcribed them into the computer at this time. He may have married the day before they left Illinois. The family had no knowledge of this happening or at least never mentioned it. He is buried out side of Nashville, Tenn in a Military Cemetery.
He was very close to his brother, my ancestor and Great Grandfather. Calvin Fay Jones.