Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunset in Valley Ford, CA with my tree.



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

Do you have a Doomsday Book?

So you have a Doomsday Book?

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

NOEL JONES dcd 1804 Rensselear Co. NY ???

Having found a copy of a NOEL JONES 's  Letter of Administration granted on the estate of Noel Jones Deceased, record?    October  12,  1804


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
Benjamin 1765

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

Blessed Anniversary to my Husband Fred E. Pentico

  Dearest Husband,

  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.

BLESSED HAPPY FOUTH OF JULY EVERYONE



HERE IS WISHING EVERYONE


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