Wednesday, May 24, 2017

18 May 1926 Ruth Irene Hoffman Feil, our Aunt

     Birthday's A Bit Backwards

So I realized I should have started with Aunt Ruth  Irene Hoffman Feil.

 Ruth Hoffman Feil was born in Platte Co. Wyoming.  She had 3 older living sisters and 2 older living brothers and 1 younger brother, born 1929. Mom was b 1920. She was already in school when Ruth was born.

She was 13 years older than I so we shared many thoughts, ideas and times together when they moved near her sister, my Mom (Dorothy Hoffman Jones).

 I understand I met her when small in Wyoming but no recollection of it. I first remember them when they came to visit us in Valley Ford, Ca. but I vaguely recall she was at our house at Moretti's during the war.  Hope that there are pictures to back up those thoughts. Uncle was in the Army.

Remembering her and her husband Uncle Fred Feil, when they visited us and then we visited them.
We did this back and forth for some years until they moved from Dallas, Oregon to Valley Ford, Ca.
Living with us until their house was open for them to move in which was next door to my parents.

It was so much fun to have Dad say on our way home from work and school,"Quickly do your chores, we are going to surprise your Aunt and Uncle again." Arrangements made for the animals and our leaving and off up the road we would go.  In the summer it was hot because the upper valley of California after April was generally in the upper 80's to over  100's until late fall.

It was along haul but it was fun and the surprise on their faces was always worth it. Not knowing if Jerry or Linda or baby Ken remember these adventures. When I was old enough I spent summer as a baby sitter when Aunt worked.  One year we all picked strawberries for funds. One day was enough of that, we switched over to green beans. That was so much fun and work. At least you stood up and squatted down as you went up an down the rows pulling the beans from the vines. Physically fit you needed to be.  I made enough money to cover my school clothes that fall to help family expenses.
 Met some neat people and kept in touch until Navy lost my address book in 1966.  That family lived in a town near Dallas called Rickreall.

WE trompt the cemetery on edge of creek and some graves were washed down into the creek in 1956, next to a small short cement bridge. The corner had a flashing light for the intersection.  I think maybe 50 people or so lived there then. It was a beautiful area. (Vicky Curry yes I remember you and your family.)

They would come south to surprise us some times when Uncle would be off on a Thursday for machinery repair time.  We always loved the surprise visits and would call cousins in Palo Alto to come up if we had a heads up on them  coming. It was nothing to have 27 people over a weekend in our home and in tents.

Uncle when he got out of the service moved to Oregon near his parents and siblings that had moved from Wyoming to Oregon. I remember going to Grandpa Feil's funeral services with my Aunt an Uncle.  His Mom was still alive.

Uncle worked in a lumber mill and was a handy person with wood tools. He build our son's chest       (1960) we are still using today for youngest grandson.

 Especially during school vacations both families burned up the roadway going north or coming south to our house.

Sadly, one year they were on their way to Wyoming and were in a near fatal crash for both of the parents.  Uncle lost a week he did not remember and Aunt fought to survive for many ,many weeks.
Mom went up to see her.  After that accident it was not long before they moved to CA.
The children were asleep in the back seat and it happened on the Oregon, Idaho border hitting a California car that had stopped on top of a hill with no lights on in the middle of the road. It changed their lives for ever. I wish I could tell you how but it was very sad and nothing was ever the same after.   Aunt mastered walking again and was basically pinned together by fabulous surgeons. Headaches were often and very bad.  Pain was like always around the corner for this bubbling beautiful Aunt of mine. She had few non broken bones in her body. Uncle lost memory and those days never returned. He did not know how bad she was or how near they came to loosing her.

She sewed, and crocheted and knitted, prior to this and could do some of it after but not for long for returning pain.  She was able to help with canning in the summer but we took breaks more often so she would not get ill. When they came down and we picked apples and pears and plums then we also later picked blackberries and raspberries and all this went in jars for the coming year.  O, can I taste a good fresh blackberry pie.

She later, worked bookeeping for a nursery in Sunnyvale.  By then they had moved from Valley Ford
to Sunnyvale, Ca.

Their children did High School in Sunnyvale. Ca.  One boy went in the Air Force, daughter became CPA and youngest did USNavy.   O

She was a special Aunt to us and we all got to know the family well.  We swapped over nights and played ball and card games and some of us listened to the stories that she and Mom would share.  Dad and Uncle would chip in once in a while making it really interesting to listen to.

Chased jackrabbits hanging on the runningboard or fender of the old car. I know they took the girls at least once. Mostly a guy thing.

Aunt made great Cinnamon Rolls, and terrific pies and pie crests.  I never got that pie crust down quite like she and Mom could do it.  Both baked bread and it was so good to smell and eat.
Jams and Jellies were made, brownies, fudge and some  divinity too.

She passed to soon 2 June 1989. A large gathering was held for her and I was there.
Suisun City, Solano, CA    Her three children are still with us and their children. Though one grandchild lost a child. R I P

1930 census

Household Members:
Cecil L Hoffman39
Inez M Hoffman38
Cecil M Hoffman16
Donald L Hoffman14
Marie V Hoffman13
Dorothy I Hoffman9
William R Hoffman6
Ruth I Hoffman3
Marion R Hoffman1
Neighbors:View others on page

Dallas, Oregon - Wikipedia

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Comillo Morelli, Happy Birthday Aunt Etta's Jones husband

 Some more Swiss lines to play with.  No wonder our Dad, Aunt, and Uncle could stand in the old kitchen of their home a do a yodeling event.  Wonder if Granda Ricioli could yodel and I have forget it?

 Yes, some people do not remember their early years, but our children (Fred's and mine) need to be aware, I am a bit like my Dad and many early year events are very stuck in the battered grey matter of my brain.

I thought it odd Dad could remember train ride from Iowa to Wyo. But then I started thinking back to what I could remember. O I wish I could remember some of the intriguing stories my parents said I did at age 2. Ie like took my dog to the River, a very large River. Scared them both half to death.
It was in our back yard area. I was fenced in and dug under fence with dog and we went for a walk.

I remember the results of that digging and walk but not the activity.  Another story some day.

So when we arrived in California, (no I do not remember then) we settled on Uncle Comillo's dairy in the ranch house next to my Aunt and Uncles' house.

Uncle Comillo and Aunt Etta had two boys when we arrived,  Robert (Bobbie) and Donald (Donnie), were a few years older than I.

We were welcomed into some of Uncle Comillo's family since all our family was in WYO, IOWA and other places. The War had started and Dad came to help on his brother in law's dairy since the workers were drafted to serve in the War.

My Uncle's brothers were off serving in the War, When one of the units were within our area they would bring their airplane over the house and wiggle their wings and buzz us to say HI. Yes Bob and Don I remember those events. Mike had not arrived until years later.

Uncle and Aunt had a huge house. It had a large basement. I recall them butchering deer and other animals there and we had a section that had an old row boat we would set in and sing about sailing away and the moon rising, etc . The crazy songs of the day. Some times they still pop into my head.

Of course you remember. "Row, Row, Row your Boat gently down the stream."etc.  Harvest moon in the late fall when the  moon was so huge, (it seemed back then).  We were out in the country and the stars and sky was like right there to almost touch.

I need to do some research on this family a bit more. But I will share what I recall.

Uncle Comillo had some brothers, Alvin and Vernon and I think a Clarence.  I only saw them when they came to see their family, some times.  I recall one lived in the Sonoma Mountains after the war.

The boys and I had chores, we fed the calves & chickens. The boys gathered the eggs.
When Don was older he had Bantam chickens in many colors and types.  Bob had calves and heifers that he showed in FFA and not sure if he did 4-H but he could have.

Uncle Comillo was a lot of fun if you could just get him to stop long enough to share time with you.
He told us great stories and I wish I could remember them.

One when he met his bride he started something very special.  WE hope Joan has the special now and has passed them down to Jeannie.  He bought Aunt Etta a salt and pepper set.  Two Robbins setting on a fence, hoping she would get a clue. Obviously she did and each big date and marriage and event in their life brought my Aunt another Salt and Pepper set.

When they remodeled the kitchen he bought narrow shelving around the top of the kitchen /dinning area for the collection.  Aunt always kept them in order of what they were given. She could tell me the boys if they would listen what each one represented.  I thought it was a great way to remember ones life's major events.

Uncle had a Dam on the back side of the barn,  They milked lots of guernsey cows.  It was generally,
Uncle and Dad and one other hired hand, he whom slept in the bunk house.  On hot days we could as a group go over and play in the water and ride the raft and swim and chase tadpoles. Those later became good size frogs and we would have frog legs to eat.  Uncle's Bulls were kept away from the main part of the ranch and not near the other members of the herd. So we had animals all over this huge acreage. I suspect a few hundred acres or larger in size.  It had a creek that filled the dam that then went down the creek to the other end of ranch where we picnicked in the summer because it was under the trees and much much cooler.

They grew and cut hay, Everyone cut weeds, we all had gardens.  I carried water to the workers when Haying was near the house. Wagon was very handy to use and Don and I took turns pulling it. Some times Bob helped too.

The had a thistle that was very invasive and we were always having to let the adults know where we seen them start up.  Alas, that brought about the use of DDT, which then killed the weeds(thistles) but ultimately caused Uncle to get cancer and even later that is what he died from.

Uncle loved to eat Limburger Cheese and tease us with giving us a kiss afterwards.
50 years later I finally tasted that smelly stuff and it is very mild flavored and really is quite good.
It was like his snack before milking and he had it with good Italian bread some times a soda type cracker.  Generally a glass of milk to rinse it down. Wine was always served at the dinner meal.
It was a dark, heavy wine. When I became an adult I was allowed to drink it at events.

I remember his twinkling eyes when teasing me and his serious eyes when the occasion was needed. He and my Dad got along really well.  He spoke more than English being with Italian and Swiss parentage I thought he was lucky to learn those languages.

We lost our Uncle when we were stationed in Hawaii in 1968.  He spent much time in discomfort from the situation he was dealt.

He was in the Air Force when he met my Aunt Etta.  It seems at that time frame in the world, almost all peoples children joined the service whether there was a war on or not. It was a civic duty. He was in Cheyenne, WYO area at the time.

They had their last son much later in life.  I helped babysit him when he was young. Yes, Mike we have already shared those stories with you when Mom was still with us.

Uncle's oldest boy Bob was in the Air Force, Don was in the USN and had interesting tours of duties.
Mike worked as a photographer for National Geographic for a time. Then he went to work on his parents ranch that was turned into a Olive Farm by a lady that bought it from Italy.

Don took the dairy to the valley and then turned it over to his son. NO idea if still working it would be nice to think so.  Bob worked with the Peace Corp and family was out of country after his Air Force tour.

We lost Aunt Etta in 1988.  I still miss them so very, very  much.

Names affiliated with these people are Jones, Foulk, Myers, Respini, Traversi, Ricioli and many more.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

My Father--- Ray Dee Jones Sr. Blessed Birthday DAD.

      Long ago, a young woman and an older man found each other and fell deeply in love.
       Families fought this union but it happened. I am so glad.

       On 19 May 1913 my father was born in Waterloo, Ia to Victoria Mae Foulk Jones and
Carl Fremont Jones.   His ( Dad's) parents were married in Blue Mound, Minn. taken there by his Uncle Charles JONES.

        His father moved to Wheatland, Wyo for work with his Uncle William Drew.  Grandma
followed later with Dad. They went by train to Wheatland, Wyo.

         I learned that there was relatives there from Grandad's family in Iowa.    Drew's and Lawrence's and others.

          Here he lived and then they went to Casper then back to Wheatland, Wyo.  Parents divorced.

          Dad met my Grandfather Cecil Lee Hoffman and in, turn working for and with him met his daughter our Mom. Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones.

          As time moved on they dated and later married.  Then Dad got a job in Greybull, Wyo. working another cattle ranch the Diamond Tail Ranch by Howard Flitner.  It still exists today but part of it is a dude ranch now.

         I was born there.

         Later the war broke out and we moved to Petaluma, CA to live on his sister's husband's ranch.
 He could not serve because was color blind. But instead he became a Coast Watcher and milked cows for his brother in law Comillo Morrelli. Ollimac Dairy.

         My sister was born while we lived there.  Then we moved to Moretti's, Leo and Helen's.
About 8 miles closer to the town of Petaluma, CA.  Our oldest brother was born there and then over time. Dad was looking for a permanent home for us.  We looked at many homes and in the end we moved the other end of the County on the Marin /Sonoma border in a town called Valley Ford.

        Younger brother born here and ultimately Dad learned another profession and went to work at Hunt and Behren's Feed Mill. Worked up to being Night Forman until he retired.

         Family was very important to Dad. He found his Father and had his sisters get to know their Dad and we met many other family members along the way.
         I am so thankful that he taught us that family was very important and wish I could have gotten this across to our children better.

         He died teasing his favorite waitress near Kaiser Hospital ordering lunch in Santa Rosa, CA
  12 April 1995.   Dad we miss and Love you and pray you have found those other Cousins and Uncles you were looking for.   You and all your siblings have now crossed over so hope you have a great yodeling contest and shared time.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tree Silas JONES Sr down to Great Grandfather

I knew that name was often used but wow.

 Silas Jones Sr. b 1721  Greenwich, RI   married  21 Nov 1742 East Greenwich, RI,  Susannah Sweet
 Roscomb Sweet b 1746                    married                                     Susannah b Dutchess Co. Ny*

Noel b 1785ie near Albany, NY        married                                      Susannah in **Rensselaer Co.
Noyes Jones b 31 Mar 1809               married                                   Susan Madison (Mattison)  b  VT  married abt 1832  Mount Holyoke, Mass according to family data.  marriage not found.

* Roscumb or Noel is the parent of Noel b abt 1785.  DNA confirms link to Silas Jones Sr etc.

** Susannah may be a NOYES?
Since finding Susan Madison b in VT they may have married there?  Looking there now.
Scoured Mass and NY already.

Four Susannah's in a row.  Ironic, Mom named me Suzanne and nurse did not spell it correctly so I have always been Susan  ie Susi or Suzi or Sue.

Even better was when I married my husband I chose 5 July 1959 for marriage and later learned Noyes Jones son, Calvin my great Grandfather married on that same date  5 July 1868 Butler Co. ,

Chatty Performances on Genealogy: Jones Excitement, New England Descendants of Silas Jones Sr.

Sad that name has not been used since unless another child used it which I have not found.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Scott- Tuttle(Tuthil) Information--NY- GA - KY- IA - MO

My files start with at this time---

 Nathaniel Tuthill Tuttle    wife Abigail Baker,  Hingham, Mass

Joseph Tuttle 1685/(1680)   d 1721 Newton, LI.,NY wife Elizabeth Gardiner b Mar 1687 Albany, NY

James Jacobus Tuttle  b  25 Mar 1714   (Terrytown, NY)  d 1791  wife Mary Roscrans mar abt 1737

James  b abt 1738  d abt 1798   m Rebecca Washburn.  1736- 1779

James  1766 - 1850 m Nancy

Patience R Tuttle b 1806 Elbert Co. GA  d 1854 Henry Co. IA   marries John Morrow b 1731 Virginia d 29 Dec 1849 Wayne, Kentucky.

Some have 1807 as b date.  Looking for more information hopefully family has it.

Rebecca Morrow b 1821 Mercer Co. KY  m 25 Mar 1841  Henry Co. IA to John Cornelius Scott
b 27 Sept 1817 Kentucky d8 Oct 1904 Henry Co. IA  m 25 Mar 1841 Henry Co. IA
Mom had picture of John C Scott,

Cornelius F. Scott b 31 Jan 1856 Moravia, IA   d 1 Aug 1918 Foster, Taylor, IA  marries
 Ella D Warden  b 22 Jun 1862 IA, d 4 Aug 1918  Foster, Moravia, IA
Find a Grave says Appanoose Co. IA??

Need help with this cousins.

I am from Inez Mae Scott whom mar Cecil Lee Hoffman (Dutch) nickname by some.  Mom's parents.

I met Great Uncle Dan, Great Uncle Harrison, Great Aunt Fern (Ella), Great Uncle James, may have seen Walter once.

Need help with John, Mary Emma,  Gertrude R (think I have burial pics of ), Minnie B, (Mom spoke of her often), Oscar.

 Mom told me I met them all but 3/4,  not recalling whom. Those that lived away from Wyo.

 My brain says  I  should remember Minnie but I think it is only from Mom's talking about her.
 Mildred Scott Larson are you out there? Iowa Scott cousins help me fill the blanks please.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Interesting Links Found,

Interesting links found and even more interesting distant cousin Shirley Becker shares the links in her tree also.

Hoping to post some of these inter connections soon.

Today having received an email from about some one whom wants to share my tree.
 So far no response.

Having gone to the tree to see if there was any JONES, I did find one, of interest.   This person was claiming a linkage on the Buck Line.  I could not even remember the Buck as being in the tree but it is there. Buck married MILES and that I have.

I am most interested in if his Josiah JONES born later than my direct.  He could easily be the son of any one of my Josiah's siblings.

Seen other potential links to ponder on, I suspect a couple of them are linked.

Teague JONES and wife Ruhamana had:

Josiah b 1652 Mass d 1744 East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Samuel and I have nothing more on him now.

Jeremiah and I have more in another file on him.

Teague Jr.  Which some have intemixed with father Teague Sr. Having  more on him

Ruhamana and Elizabeth known and 1 more I think.

I know one daughter married into the Nickerson line, found that with Nickerson cousin 20  years ago when working the Golden Gate Forum. That data all so far is not retrievable, loosing 35 years of work and 35,000 names. Not being computer smart was a sad thing. Ironic I have it on discs, and some CD's.

Does anyone out there have data on the other siblings of Josiah's? I know I heard from someone that was a female and was from one of the daughters. After a period of time no more messages..

Really would love to hear from you.

We even have a DNA group..

Friday, April 28, 2017

A Wee Bit of WARDEN,

Data from sources on 3 of my trees.

born Ireland ULSTER,  NOV 1770

7 Feb 1842 Guernsey Co. OH

J. M. Warden and Isaac Ferbrache manufactured salt. Charles Porter operated a grist-mill, and J. Hazlett a woolen-mill.

Add alternate information
Isaac J Warden
Probate Date:
13 May 1867
Probate Place:
Guernsey, Ohio, USA
Inferred Death Year:
Abt 1867
Inferred Death Place:
Ohio, USA
Case Number:
Item Description:
Probate Case File, 2729-3005, 1866-1872  Isaac W JR.?
Table of Contents
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ours below

Isaac Warden
Arrival Year:
Arrival Place:
Source Publication Code:
Primary Immigrant:
Warden, Isaac
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
U.S. Military Survey
Accession Number:
Metes and Bounds:
Land Office:
US Reservations:
Mineral Reservations:
April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number:
marriage 1792 Pennsylvania USA

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Isaac Warden
Arrival Year
Arrival Place
Source Publication Code
Primary Immigrant
Warden, Isaac
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
Land Office:
Document Number:
Total Acres:
Canceled Document:
Issue Date:
10 Jul 1844
Metes and Bounds:
Statutory Reference:
3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names:
Act or Treaty:
24 Apr 1820
Multiple Patentee Names:
Entry Classification:
Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description:

This is Samuel's Father and Daniel's Grandfather, Ella's Great Grandfather,  my Grandmothers' 
gggrandfather down to Mom then I.

Gladly share if you contact me.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

More Young Data, Maine and Nova Scotia and Mass.

 According to there was new information on the Abraham Dorrison Young Sr's family.

His father was Job Young 1739-1877 mother was Hannah Barnes.  He was born in York, Maine and died in Belliesele, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada.   Hannah was born and died in Annapolis Co. N.S., Canada.

His father was Job Young 1659- 1750  born 1695 York Village, Maine and died same 1750.

His wife was Patience King.  She was born 1701 Kittery, York, Maine.
died 26 July 1790 York, York, Maine.

I learned several childrens' names and other data

(Still trying  to learn about this document and if it applies to family.
Abraham Young mentioned in Cumberland Pensioners Act of 1818.
Time line fits to be ours???)

Now I have his son Abraham Dorrison Young Jr  21 April 1812 Franklin, ME to 9 June 1883,Nashua, Chickasaw Co. Iowa
date discrepancy in last find. I have 23 April 1812 from records below posted.

Abraham Jr first mar Eliza Grover  b 23 Feb 1816  Pittston.. 11 July 1833 in Maine.
p 162-3
Emily Young, born in Dover October 21st, 1833
Bothwell Young, born in Dover, February l0th, 1834
Grimsley Young, born in Dover, August 29th, 1835
Augusta Young, born in Dover, November 13th, 1836
Edwin Young, born in Dover, April 13th, 1838
Lucy Jane H. Young, born in Guilford, January 30th, 1840

 m 2nd Hannah Owen OEN?  my ancestress. she was born in Germany. Came to America with her sister. Data on old computer grrr.

1856 St Charles
1870 Fremont Butler Co IA
1880 Fremont, Butler Co IA
Vital records of Guilford, MAine

Abraham D. Young, Jr., [born] 1812
Eliza his wife, born in Pittston Feb. 23rd, 1816

[p. 163]
Emily Young, born in Dover October 21st, 1833
Bothwell Young, born in Dover, February l0th, 1834
Grimsley Young, born in Dover, August 29th, 1835
Augusta Young, born in Dover, November 13th, 1836
Edwin Young, born in Dover, April 13th, 1838
Lucy Jane H. Young, born in Guilford, January 30th, 1840

HAD  Hannah Young 13 Sept 18 50 Bellidere, Boone Co. Ill
d 27 July 1941 Moorhead, Clay Co. Minn.

She married Calvin Fay  Jones  5 July 1868 Butler Co. IA

Grandad Casey's (Carl Fremont Jones)  parents

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Backdoor to Christopher Jones Jr & more Names

Christopher Jones, Mayflower Captain is your 11th great grandfather's wife's first cousin once removed's wife's 2nd husband.
     Ray Dee Jones 
your father   Victoria Mae Jones 
his mother   Margaret Mae Foulk 
her mother   Lydia Eastman 
her mother   Prosper Trowbridge 
her father Rufus Trowbridge 
his father   Keeler Trowbridge 
his father   Caleb Trowbridge 
his father   James Trowbridge 
his father   Elizabeth Trowbridge 
his mother Capt. George Lamberton 
her father   Mary Margaret Lamberton 
his mother   Sir Robert Denys, MP, of Holcombe 
her father   Mary Dennis 
his wife Dorothy Grey, Baroness Montjoy 
her mother   Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset 
her brother   Thomas Gray, of Harwich 
his son   Richard Gray, of Harwich 
his son   Josian Bartelmore       
his wife   Christopher Jones, Mayflower Captain 

her husband

This is from  Read from the bottom up to understand the tree.  This states she is a direct line relative to me via the father of Josian Barelmore  ( GREY?GRAY, THOMPSON, JONES.)

I am surprised to see that Roger Jones was his brother and that was in an article  sent by my cousin Helen Durbin.  Roger was in Maryland.  Capt of ship also.

I know that Mr. Alden's mother was Christopher Jones Jr's sister also.

Since I have four proven Jones lines wonder if a couple of them may early interlink.

IS this Capt William Jones lineage.  I have not traced him farther back., but his daughter married
Capt John Duvall. Elizabeth Jones. It also mentions Fry in the article which is a 2nd or 3rd wife of Henry Huffman, (Catrouch FRY/Catherine Fry) 


Captain John DUVALL, married about 1686 to Elizabeth JONES. They had 11 children. One of the more important military officers of the Province. In 1704, he and his brother, Mareen the elder, were granted "Duvalls Delight", a patent of 3108 acres, located at the mouth of Rogues Harbor. It was one of the true manors in Anne Arundel County and is listed in Alice Norris Parran's "Register of Maryland Heraldic Families".

Another name mentioned is LEE  very interesting data. 

So Grey/Gray is a name we JONES need to do research on.  Had to remember that she married after Christopher died and became Bartelmore.  All this on computer I can not get open. GRRRR.

Nor have I looked at Dennis though the name flits through  my family files ever so often. From Lamberton down I have verified well. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Cousin Wrote a Question. FOLK/FOULK family.

A Cousin Wrote a Question.  FOLK/FOULK  family

I found the request fascinating since I knew the Parents and Grandparents and so we will only go part way back and share some data.

I will start with Dad in his memory since he died 12 April 1995 in Santa Rosa, CA at an Eatery, near the hospital. (Kaiser, Santa Rosa, CA).  Joking with his favorite waitress.   : > )

As a young man he knew much of his Mother's family. (Victoria Mae Foulk Jones later Norris).
Dad was born 19 May 1913 in Waterloo, Blackhawk Co. IA.

His Uncle Herbie was born 15 Feb 1913 Waterloo, Blackhawk, Ia.  His wife is still alive.  They had two children 1 m and 1 f that I am aware of.  I talk to the male to learn how his Mom is doing,

Herbie,  had  3 brothers and 4 sisters 1 (My Grandmother Ida ie Victoria Mae)

Victoria (IDA) was the oldest.

Because of the inter tangling of our family sometimes I am not sure which to start with.

You can see with the closeness in age how family became close to his Uncles and Aunts.
 Dad used to say Herbie was like a brother in many ways.  I believe that.

So second born child was Arthur William b 1898  death 1964 -- Olney Cemetary Pendleton, Org.
I knew him personally, He lived with our family for some years.  I knew him as Great Uncle Dick.
So when doing research had to learn the real names of family.

I recall his wife Bernice  died fairly young as did a daughter. I never knew her. After her death family attempted to help him raise their boys and daughter.

Louletta, Kenneth, Keith and Klint Foulk, whom I knew as a teenager and young adult.
Here is the 1940 census with them in Greybull, Wyo   See the age between the two brothers  40 and 22.  It  implies they lived there in 1935 also.  Greybull, Big Horn, Wyo.

A W Faulk (G U Dick)
Kenneth Faulk born South Dakota.  in census  served USA Wife Dolly(our name)(LuLu) 2 b 1 g
Keith Faulk    married Carolyn served   USN or USA 
Clint Faulk    m Janet and was USN chased UFO's is what he shared with our family. Janet b R I.
Herbert Faulk( G U Herbie)


3rd born Great Aunt Belve b 11 Sept 1900 m Ernest Rice, had children I got to re visit them in 1958 in Greybull, Wyo. both died in Greybull, Wyo.   I communicate with a grandaughter in Nevada.

Claude b 1903 I believe in IA. mar Edna Musselman both died in Wheatland, Wyo.
I loved these two people very, very much. Great Uncle Claude would tease and share and cared.
His wife had the best Jello salad with beets. I loved them both very much.  He did RockHounding and made jewelry.  They lost a  boy about 14 years of age. MOM told me the story it was very sad and GU never got over it.  I hoped I filled some of what they missed by trying to be close to them.
We always saw them when we went to Wyoming and they lived near my Mom's parents in Wheatland, Wyo. Really had a great time with all the things he made by hand and the stories he shared and Dad and He would go for rides and chats about family every visit sometimes more often.
He had the FOULK name researched and yes burnt the book because it mentioned Indian heritage.
We had a chat about it our last visit.  He thought we were all ashamed of being Indian heritage. I told him I was proud of what ever my ancestors shared with me.  I still am.

Blanche b 1906, died young have picture of funeral from Grandma's files.  I believe she was married when died.  No children have not dug deeper. I heard she was a very pleasant person.

Ira, Someday may write a book about what I do know about him.  Dad had a different concept about this Uncle.  Uncle Gerald basically agreed with Dad's thoughts.  I did meet him when he came to our ranch in CA. I think he was there twice.   We found his grandchildren and son two years ago.
It was such a happy dance and I called my Great Aunt and shared that after 40 years of digging we had at least found closure.  What a lovely family he did not get to know.

Norma M. Gardner and Ira Eugene Foulk.  They were married on July 4, 1935.
She had a son and we found his son's children. Thanks to Facebook. I wrote many letters and made many calls to locate Ira from about 1965 on.  As a family member I can give data but not openly. I have met one cousin.  Ira was born 29 mar 1907 Grundy IA   died 30 Aug 1997 Skyview Memorial Park, I think it is in Montana. 

Alvina b 2 June 1909 Eagle Blackhawk IA lived Wheatland, Wyo so knew her fairly well. She married a Willis Kerns, No children. She died 21 April 1992 Wheatland, Platte, Wyo
Also known as Levina Catherine Foulk 2 June 1909 Eagle twp Blackhawk IA,  Harvey and Margaret  her parents,  Everyone said she  loved children and was the reason why she worked where she did.
Then back to G U Herbie the last born known child.   Dad's buddy and friend besides cousin. 

Dad had little knowledge of his Dad's line so he was close to all these Uncles and Aunts like they were older siblings.  I inherited G A Alvina's things from DAD.

Of all these people the only one I never met was Blanche.  She was gone. 

I think it was when the boys joined the service when their father came to stay with us. Then his Daughter came down from Portland, Oregon and took him there later.  I think they all served for Korean War.  One Uncle of yours is alive in Washington and his son is on Facebook for  you to get to know your cousin.  I lost data on the one brother, at one time I knew more and can not remember much.  

When your Dad and I talked often I could recall  much of our past.  Ken and Dolly were special people to my parents and my siblings.  You were the first baby that Fred held. (my husband).

Enjoy what I put with out overstepping rules.

 I  have information on family back much farther I will share more later.

Parents being Harvey Edward Foulk and Margaret Mae Eastman Foulk.  They lived in  Wheatland, Wyo when Dad was living their with his parents and siblings before the divorce. 1920

Other stories to follow.  

Friday, March 31, 2017

Carl Fremont Jones (Casey) Jones and Grandchildren 1954

Lucky (R D Jones Jr), Susan, Roberta, Granddad Casey(Carl Fremont) and Dale Jones

Trip to Yellowstone 1954.  
                        These are the children of Ray Dee Jones Sr and Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones.

Friday, March 24, 2017

News on Susan Madison wife of Noyes Jones

  News on Susan Madison wife of Noyes Jones
  By Susi Jones Pentico

  Finally, data has been located that is less confusing, than many others.  There are a couple of
  dates that are disagreed upon but they apply to the DAR /SAR Application not government      documents.

  Susan was born in Vermont, no matter what the children all said.  They each listed a different state.
  Susan Madison  b  24 March 1817 Pownall, VT  d 13 Feb 1881 Chickasaw Co. IA I have pictures of
  her and Noyes Jones tombstones. Graves were moved for road construction.
  Today would be her birthday.

   Her father is John Richardson Matteson
   b 14 Feb 1789 Dorset, Bennington Co. Vt
   d 12 May  1852  Lapeer Co. MI.

  Her Mother is Elizabeth   more work needed here.

  I find this interesting. Michigan again involved.  Also notice another Jones later is mentioned also.

  Her family  surname at this time is not proven for me.

  John Matteson father was Samuel Matteson 11
  b 16 Oct 1762 Bennington, Bennington Co. Vt.
  d  9  Apr 1848 Darien, NY

  Hannah Richardson John's wife was born
  b 14 July 1766 Cheshire, Berkshire Co. MA
  d 14 Mar 1852 Darien, Genesee Co. NY      4th Great Grandmother

  Samuel Matteson11 father was Samuel Matteson
  b 1725
  d 1777
  Rev War Oct 1775-1783 Rolls   5th Great Grandfather.
  Wife is implied a Dwyer, yet to be proven.

If you have more information to add we would love to have it.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
NameSamuel Matteson
Birth Date1725
Death Date1777
SAR Membership50981
Application Date3 Dec 1930
SpouseClarissa Matteson
ChildrenSamuel Matteson
Household Members
George Thomas Dwyer
Aurilla Sabina Matteson
Ozias Calvin Dwyer
Susannah Story Jones
Beriah Howard Matteson
Roxanna Howard
John Richardson Matteson
Hannah Richardson
Samuel Matteson Jr
Clarissa Matteson
Samuel Matteson


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Do You Remember These Men?

Sterling Hayden, US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns intoYugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia.

James Stewart, US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.

Ernest Borgnine, US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USSLamberton.

Ed McMahon, US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)

Telly Savalas, US Army.

Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps. , B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.

Steve Forrest, US Army. Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.

Jonathan Winters, USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle ofOkinawa.

Paul Newman, US Navy Rear seat gunner/radsioman, torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill.

Kirk Douglas, US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in action and medically discharged.

Robert Mitchum, US Army.

Dale Robertson, US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.

Henry Fonda, US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.

John Carroll, US Army Air Corps. Pilot in North Africa. Broke his back in a crash.

Lee Marvin US Marines. Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan.

Art Carney, US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day. Limped for the rest of his life.

Wayne Morris, US Navy fighter pilot, USS Essex. Downed seven Japanese fighters.

Rod Steiger, US Navy. Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.

Tony Curtis, US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan.

Larry Storch . US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with TonyCurtis.

Forrest Tucker, US Army. Enlisted as a private, rose to Lieutenant.

Robert Montgomery, US Navy.

George Kennedy, US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor, stayed in sixteen years.

Mickey Rooney, US Army under Patton. Bronze Star.

Denver Pyle, US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal.Medi call discharged.

Burgess Meredith, US Army Air Corps.

DeForest Kelley, US Army Air Corps.

Robert Stack, US Navy. Gunnery Officer.

Neville Brand, US Army, Europe. Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Tyrone Power, US Marines. Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.

Charlton Heston, US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerialgu nner on a B-25, Aleutians.

Danny Aiello, US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.

James Arness, US Army. As an infantryman, he was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy.

Efram Zimbalist, Jr., US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest.

Mickey Spillane, US Army Air Corps, Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.

Rod Sterling. US Army. 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila.

Gene Autry, US Army Air C corps. Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China-Burma-IndiaTheater.

William Holden, US Army Air Corps.

Alan Hale Jr, US Coast Guard.

Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy. Battle of Okinawa.

Russell Johnson, US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines.

William Conrad, US Army Air Corps. Fighter Pilot.

Jack Klugman, US Army.

Frank Sutton, US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor.

Jackie Coogan, US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.

Tom Bosley, US Navy.

Claude Akins, US Army. Signal Corps., Burma and thePhilippines.

Chuck Connors, US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.

Harry Carey Jr., US Navy.

Mel Brooks, US Army. Combat Engineer. Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.

Robert Altman, US Army Air Corps. B-24 Co-Pilot.

Pat Hingle, US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall

Fred Gwynne, US Navy. Radioman.

Karl Malden, US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force, NCO.

Earl Holliman. US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when they Navy found out.

Rock Hudson, US Navy. Aircraft mechanic, the Philippines.

Harvey Korman, US Navy.

Aldo Ray. US Navy. UDT frogman, Okinawa.

Don Knotts, US Army, Pacific Theater.

Don Rickles, US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.
Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa.

Robert Stack, US Navy. Gunnery Instructor.

Soupy Sales, US Navy. Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific.

Lee Van Cleef, US Navy. Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.

Clifton James, US Army, South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

Ted Knight, US Army, Combat Engineers.

Jack Warden, US Navy, 1938-1942, then US Army, 1942-1945. 101st Airborne Division.

Don Adams. US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal, then served as a Drill Instructor.

James Gregory, US Navy and US Marines.

Brian Keith, US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.

Fess Parker, US Navy and US Marines. Booted from pilot training for being too tall, joined Marines as a radio operator.

Charles Durning. US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.

Raymond Burr, US Navy. Shot in the stomach on Okinawa and medically discharged.

Hugh O'Brian, US Marines.

Robert Ryan, US Marines.

Eddie Albert, US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa.

Cark Gable, US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe.

Charles Bronson, US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner, wounded in action.

Peter Graves, US Army Air Corps.

Buddy Hackett, US Army anti-aircraft gunner.

Victor Mature, US Coast Guard.

Jack Palance, US Army Air Corps. Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.

Robert Preston, US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer

Cesar Romero, US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.

Norman Fell, US Army Air Corps., Tail Gunner, Pacific Theater.

Jason Robards, US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USSNorthampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal. Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines, surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.

Steve Reeves, US Army, Philippines.

Dennis Weaver, US Navy. Pilot.

Robert Taylor, US Navy. Instructor Pilot.

Randolph Scott. Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, World War 1.

Ronald Reagan. US Army. Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war. His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.

John Wayne. Declared "4F medically unfit" due to pre-existing injuries, he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army, Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets honorable mention.

And of course we have Audie Murphy, America's most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor.

Would someone please remind me again how many of today's Hollywood elite put their careers on hold to enlist in Iraq or Afghanistan?

The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after September, 11,  2001 and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died in 2004. But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers and the Left.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not the America today that it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened.

My generation grew up watching, being entertained by and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort.  Like millions of Americans during the WWII, there was a job that needed done, they didn't question, they went and did it, those that came home returned to their now new normal life and carried on, very few ever saying what they did or saw.  They took it as their "responsibility", their "duty" to Country, to protect and preserve our freedoms and way of life, not just for themselves but for all future generations to come.  As a member of that "First" generation, I'm forever humbly in their debt.

Monday, March 20, 2017

JONES GIRLS, Aunts & Grandmother Victoria Mae Foulk Jones


Ida (Victoria Mae Foulk) Jones ,the mother. Behind her Etta Jones Morelli next to her is Bethel Jones Cooper and beside her in the front is Muriel Jones Collins.  

At this time  Grandma Ida was still single she later married Charles NORRIS, Senator for WYO.
Etta later married a Leo Moretti, after Uncle Comillo Morelli past. Army-Coast Watcher

Bethel never remarried after Uncle Pete's death (Aubie D Cooper)  Army

Muriel later married Mr. Isrealske after Uncle Joseph Collin's death  Army

Picture taken at Aunt Etta's, Red Hill Rd. Petaluma, Ca    Ollimac Dairy

1940'      Dad's sisters and Mom----  Ray Dee Jones Coast Watcher,
 brother Gerald Oliver Jones  Navy