Monday, July 21, 2014

Where Were They 100 Years Ago.

 1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 19 July 1914 - 100 years ago.

2)  List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

3)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.


Calvin Fay Jones  was dcd;;;  he was in a local cemetery that later was removed. Nashua IA area. Yes I have photo of his home. Also of the rural cemetery he is now on in with family.

Hannah Young Jones was born in 1850  Ill. and so she would be 64 and was dealing with the land and dispersement of goods of Calvin. 

son **
Carl Fremont Jones  b 1887  was a ranch hand  Swan Land and Cattle Co. , Slater, Platte Co. WYO.
in 1914.  
Victoria Mae Foulk Jones moved from Waterloo area of Iowa, Washburn to Slater, Platte Co. Wyo by train with her only son, at that time.

dau: Nora  b 1870 m Iver Jepson, many moves He was killed in Florida. 

son: George b 1872 m Belle Fox ,  20 Dec 1893 
son:  Alva      b 1874 Chickasaw Co. IA  m  31 Mar 1987 ,  Zelia Augusta Noble, talked on the phone to 
             family members of this line. Still communicate with Cedar Rapids, IA kin.
son:  Walter b 1880 m 22 August 1913 Ia to Elizabeth Spooner,   Story to big to put here. 
             I met Lucy Jones the  wife of 1 of his dcd sons and we talked and visited for 20 years.
              Yes, she shared pictures and stories when she found Uncle Gerald O Jones and I 
               here in San Diego. They had spent 40 years looking for my Uncle who saved her husbands 
              life as a young boy of 9 or so.
               Ruth is the daughter and she married Ralph Moen  died in Oregon.
son LaMont Earnest  b 1882 Pearl Rock, IA m Lulu Maybelle Torrey, 
           His son Donald Gene Jones died this spring in Sacramento, CA ( knew him for 20 + years)
            Met one of his brothers when he drove truck and Dad worked at the Feed Mill in the 1950's.

         Prior to Grandad going to Wyoming, he and G Uncle Monte had store in Waterloo, IA.
         After much troubles with family. He came to California. He raised his family in northern CA 
         Valley area.  They are many still there. His back was broke in a race with horse and a buggy 
         and the buggy wheel broke his back. This involved Carl and Monte.  

Harvey Edward Foulk b 18 Oct 1867  in Ill. m 19 Oct. 1892 Blackhawk Co. IA Prominent Citizen of Waterloo, IA,  Later lived in Washburn. House still lived in by family today. He disappears one year on a run of wheat to Russia. No one has found him.

Margaret Mae Eastman  b  6 Oct 1864 BlackHawk Co. IA  they were in 1910 in Eagle, Blackhawk Co. IA.   Victoria was aged 12 .  So aged 14 in 1914.  She remarries late in life to Mr Archer.

1920 they were in Platte Township 22 north E# 9, This is in Wheatland, Wyoming area. Dad showed me their home many times. It was on the outskirts of  Wheatland.  Their oldest was  my Grandmother  Victoria Mae Foulk Jones  2 sisters and 4 brothers.

Victoria Mae (Ida)  Foulk Jones ** wife of above.

Her Grandfather William Henry Foulk b 22 Feb 1846 Somerset Co. PA m 1865 in DeKalb Co. ILL and then moved to IA.  He was on the homestead at the time of 1914.  Helped build the town of Washburn, also worked the Rock Island RR.  Originally known as the Burlington, Cedar  Rapids, Mennessota RR, now Rock Island. He was a Conductor. Christian Church Waterloo Congregation.
93 at death.

Her  Grand Mother was Katherine MYERS b 20 May 1845 Perry Co. PA.  as above married in ILl, 
then moved to IA. Very probably knew each other when in Perry Co. PA prior to husbands  birth.
This line marries in and out twice. They celebrated a GOLDEN ANN 7 years before her death in 1922.  The house still there as of a year ago.

Franklin Marion Hoffman b 1860 Greene Co. PA lived Moravia IA with wife  dies 1940.
Samantha Abigail Duvall b 1860 Fayette Co. PA   she dies 1904 IOwa.
Three living children and many heartaches dcd infants.

After her passing Mom and family said he moved to Wyoming to be near the bulk of his family that had  moved from IA to there. He was a BrickLayer and owned his own company according to family.  He died a month before I was born.  He walked behind the wagon train herding the animals with his dog from PA to IA.   He was oldest living born of Sanford and Rachel Hoffman of Greene Co. PA that came to Iowa after the Civil War.

Cecil Lee youngest of the three children married and moved to WYO after learning the climate there was  better for his asthma.  Most of his children born in IA Mom was born in WYO.
He went back and forth until they had enough money to move and knew that his health was definitely better in WYO. Dryer climate.  He worked for the Duvall's on their ranch south of Wheatland. Big Ranch.

His brother Robert married and stayed in Iowa. His sister Grace married  Grandad's wife's brother. Daniel Scott mar Grace Hoffman, Cecil Hoffman ma Inez Scott. 

I met and knew many of my Scott relatives. Great Uncle Harrison was a Circus Performer. I have a card with his picture on it from the circus. He lived in CO in the 1950's.  I knew and communicated with Great Aunt Fern the baby sister in Casper for many years until her death.  Of course I did not meet Gretrude, nor John , not sure about Walter. I may have met him once.

Cornelius Scott b 1856 Moravia, IA d 4 Dec 1918 Lenox, IA wife Ella Warden b 1862 Polk Co. IA died 1918 Foster Moravia IA.   3 girls adn 4 boys. listed above. 

 I never met G Aunt Grace she died from cancer and Uncle Robert (BOB) was in Iowa. I met her husband and her children and some of them grew up with me as a young person in northern CA.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Twist and Turns of Family Heritage, SCOTT< MURRAY< LEWIS< PAYNE

This came about due to another blog post I read this morning.  Which  goes back a few years for when I found this person.  Having enjoyed the Country Music her site plays and the language reminding me of when we would go to Wheatland, Wyoming and visit with family.

Taking the test to see if I knew what those southern words meant I passed with flying colors. I did not get them all but over 90%.  

Ever so often she  brings up a topic that pulls on the strings of my heart. Today was one of those days.
So wishing it could be shared with MOM, her siblings and family as we sat around a table in Grandma Inez Scott Hoffman's kitchen. Or maybe at Aunt Pat's or Aunt Doris's or even at Aunt Marie's we could have done this.

Grandma was an aloof person to me, yet everyone spoke well of her and she was deeply loved.
Alas I could never seem to accomplish what she asked with out something going drastically wrong.
Yes drastically wrong, looking forward to the visit and wondering what the item would be this time.

Wish I had asked Mom when it happened the first time or only after I became older than ten.
 Grandma asked me to take my sister and go down the dirt road to my Aunt's to let her know we had arrived from California.  I took Sis hand and headed out the direction she said to go. Alas when I got to the end of the fence I had three choices. Knowing it was either down the road and up a hill or down a road and next to a hill. First we went down the road and up the hill to a home a  tornado had taken away.  So we back tracked to down the road and down the hill, stopping when a snake, as big around as my arm stretched across the length of the  dirt road. I did not see rattles so was pretty sure it was save to jump over the tail end of it. Which we did proceeding down the road to a small house on the side of the road. It was very small and a dog was in the back yard tied up. It was being teased by two boys in coveralls.  Dad would never have allowed this behavior so I did not think this was my Aunt's home.  We walked to the top of the hill on the other side of valley, spoke to the people there and back down to what was my  Aunt's home.  We called from the road because we didn't like how the boys behaved and were a bit apprehensive.  Our Aunt heard us and came out of a barn way back on the property.  She welcomed us and gave us a big hug. She told the boys to stop teasing the dog and get cleaned up because their family from California had arrived.

My Sis and I walked back towards our Grandparents, only to encounter that snake still laying in the road, yes stretched from culvert to culvert.  So we backed up and rain and jumped over it and ran all the rest of the way.  We were totally out of air by the time we got to Grandparents.

I was out of my mind to because I made a grievous error.   She asked why we had been gone so long, I reexplained our walking trip. She said, O, I should have said straight down the fence and hill so you would have known.  Then she said did I find Aunt Marie.  Alas my down fall, I said," yes, but I thought she was an Indian lady so went up to the next house to ask where her house was. "

Being  sent to the house to wash up and Sis was standing near Mom,  Dad came and took me out back and said, "Never, NEVER, NEVER, mention Indian around my Grandmother let alone call one of her children INDIAN.  

Having apologized to Grandma at the dinner table, telling her I would be proud to be Indian,  error again.

Later learning, we are of more than one tribe, Aunt Marie was a terrific Aunt and she carried the Indian heritage proudly. I loved her dearly.

But learning to never mention Indian near my Grandmother was a lesson I kept learning.

More stories to come on Grandma Inez Mae Scott Hoffman and that forbidden word.

Not sure if I enjoy the one my Uncle Gerald O Jones told or the one Grandad told me of when they were married in Iowa, the most. They were priceless events that Grandma never seemed to mellow from. Except she told her Father in Law, she guessed she still loved Grandpa and they were married
more than 50 years, with several children.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Semi Random Research ALLEN

My first name of Allen is living and adopted so data will not go here.

My second name of Allen, is Hannah she is the wife of Joseph Ridgeway.

 Joseph and Hannah Allen had Abigail Ridgeway whom married Josiah HAINES.
These are Maryland and New Jersey lines. Have not tracked farther back in a long time.

 I have data on old computer for this family.  So the  Reunion program here is not filled out.

 All this data is in PAF for MAC and when I asked at the LDS Library how to get it converted they
 looked at me like I had lost my mind. I even have a copy on a disc 3 x3.  I made back ups so it would          be taken with me in case of fire.  Alas I can not read it now without resetting up the older computer.

Polly Allen is next as wife of Samuel Jones b 9 Nov 1762. He is son of Silas Jones (SR) and Susanna Sweet.  I see descrepancy in his birth date, mmmm wonder which document is correct.  Samuel Jones 8 Dec 1777 East Greenwich, RI.  Two records in confilct. But his is brother to my ancestor so will not panic.

Nora Naomi Anderson wife of Nicholas Fabor, father of Andrew (Andy) Fabor.  Great Uncle Andy married my Great Aunt Mary Hannah Hoffman. Sister to my Great Grandfather Franklin Marion Hoffman, son of Sanford Hoffman born Huffman and changed name and son of Henry Huffman changed name to Hoffman, son of Henry Huffman/Hoffman dcd 1811/12 Dec/Jan probate read.
This goes back 3 more generations.

Fred Apel, wife of Jennie Jones b 1847 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. NY, on the 1850 census. She died 28 Feb 1874.  Jennie is Calvin Fay JONES sister. Both are downline of Silas Jones and Susannah Sweet Jones.  Calvin is my Great Grandfather and CW Vet. served from ILL.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Abraham YOUNG Piscataquis Co. ME

Abraham D Young Sr b 3 Oct 1784 Andover Essex Co. Mass d 15 May 1857 Piscataquis Co. Maine, USA 
Hannah Wright b 11 Mar 1781 Lewiston, Androscoggin Co. Maine died 25 Dec 1863 Guilford, Piscataquis Co. Maine. 

 Her parents were Jesse WRIGHT  1749- 1784 and Abbey COOK WRIGHT 1739-1784  

 Abraham and Hannah Wright Young 's children

Vital REcords of Guilford, Maine. Genealogy archives

Abraham D. Young, born in Andover, Ms., October 3rd, 1784
Hannah, his wife, born in Lewiston, March 11th, 1781

Anna J. Young, born in Lewiston, December 1st, 1803
Jonathan W. Young, born in Lewiston, October 12th, 1805
George W. Young, born in Avon, December 11th, 18O7
Hannah Young, Jr., born in Avon, December 1st, 1809
Abraham D. Young, Jr., born in Avon, April 23rd, 1812   moved to Illinois and then Iowa (my Line).
Elmira Young, born in Avon, April 12th, 1814
Elvira Young, born in Avon, May 29th 1816
Rolla Young, born in Avon, July 11th, 1818 Young
Joseph Young, born in Philips, April 18th, 1820
Julia Young, born in Guilford, October 20th, 1823

P163  ie pge 64  Pge 126  also

Attempting to Verify that Abraham YOUNG Jr. ,  Rev War Bounty Applicant is father of Abraham Young SR. Cumberland Pensioner Act.

Also looking for the ancestors of Jesse WRIGHT and Abbey COOK  Wright.

Friday, July 4, 2014

5 July 1959 and 5 July 1868

What do those Days Represent?

5 July 1868  A young man and  woman decided to marry.  They said their vows in her Fathers' House.

Hannah YOUNG daughter of Abraham Young Jr and Hannah OEN YOUNG, he, who came from Maine to Illinois then moved to Iowa.

Hannah was born 13 September 1850 Bellidere, Boone Co. ILL   d 27 July 1941 Moorhead, Clay Co. MInn. 90 years of age,

Her Family.
Abraham Young.

born 1812 in Maine  m 1st Eliza Grover b 23 Feb 1816 Pittston.  11July 1833 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

Cousin Shirley Lee is from first wife.0000000000000

 m 2nD hannah Owen OEN?
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

Abraham Jr, is the son of his father Abraham Young Sr  his mother was Hannah WRIGHT.

The young man was a seasoned CW Veteran. with an interesting story of survival, losing his brother in Tennessee on the campaign.

Calvin Fay Jones b 15 May 1843 Rensselaer Co. NY, believed to have lived on Jones Rd in Jones Hollow in Petersburg, NY with his parents whom migrated to Illinois then after the War to Iowa.
He is a descendant of Silas Jones Sr and Susannah Sweet Jones.

They had 6 living children.

His Descendant Susan C. Jones chose 5 July 1959 to marry Fred E Pentico in the Catholic Church, Sunnyvale, CA.  He was a career Navy man. They had 5 living children and are celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary today.

Calvin was my Grandfather Carl F Jones father and my Dad's Grandfather.  He raised horses and had walnut groves that he sold for gun stocks for the Army I am told. His home is still standing in Iowa, at least was when picture taken 3 years ago.

When learning of their wedding date, I understood why I had chosen that day for ours.  I wish I could have known him.