Monday, February 22, 2016

Phillip Pentico

Phillip Pentico
Birth:Feb 1829
  Pennsylvania, United States
  Prairie city, Jasper, Iowa, USA
Marital status:Married
Marriage:Circa 1853
Wife:Mary Pentico

Phillip Pentico
Birth Date:
7 Dec 1828
Birth Place:
Pennsylvania, USA
Death Date:
2 Oct 1917
Death Place:
Prairie City, Jasper County, Iowa, USA
Westview Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:
Prairie City, Jasper County, Iowa, USA
Has Bio?:
Mary Pentico  She was a ROLLAND
Catherine Pentico   She was a YOUNG Her father was Heinrich (Henry) YOUNG.  Father was John Penticoff/Pentico 


Township:Prairie cityEnum. District:18Family:270

Their son 

Emmanuel E PENtICO  wife Mary WIGGINS

Emmanuel was born in Westover PA   21 Jan 1854  died 1906 Iowa

His son Franklin Andrew Pentico was my husband's Grandfather. wife was Sarah Isabella Casper

If you have any information on Pentico or the other surnames please contact myself and Mary at

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Harriet Du Vall / Duvall/ Duval

Harriet Du Vall
Birth names:Harriet Du Vall
Harriett Duvall
Other name:Harriet Peterson ( WHAT IS THIS??)
Birth:Mar 3 1822
  Washington County, PA
Marriage:Feb 10 1848
  Millsborough, Washington, Pennsylvania
Death:Sep 2 1899
  Moravia, Appanoose, IA
Burial:Sep 1899
  Moravia, Appanoose, IA
Source:Click here to view record on FamilySearch

Monday, February 15, 2016

Cleaning Files and Finding Old Clues

Yesterday I started cleaning files and found a few old clues.  Alas nothing so far a startling revelation of missed information.  ( I would have been happy to have had that happen).

Today I will continue on attempting to get files sorted and trash dumped.

My dream is to find that paper that holds a clue to John Myers kin. Somewhere in the LDS Library system is a book that has his parents and kin listed and story of their past. Some was so interesting I remember it still.  Why is the  LDS people look at me dumb when I tell them that, dear Sister Ruth helped me to find the information and I need to have it refound and they do not know what I am talking about.  I need to know what she knew to look where to find this information.  Her husband was transferred to SLC soon after with a promotion and I was not able to contact her again.
We were still in the Robinson Center off 163 when we found it, down in the basement area where the society existed.

My only other clue was a lady wrote me from Illinois saying she was sure she descended from John's sister and she was in the area next to where he lived in Troy Grove, Ill.

Another goal is to verify whom was Noel Jones b 1785's parents.  By reason of elimination we are down to Abel Jones who lived next door to him at one point or his brother Ruscom(Ruscomb), though others say his father was Noel.   It appears that he lived or someone of Noyes Jones age lived with Abel in 1820  and 1830, when his children were already gone. Truly looking for more clues on Ruscomb,(variant) history and family members.

It intrigues me how some lineages appear to fall together easily and some stay so deeply hidden in the past.

Not like my Great Uncle whom was ashamed to learn of Indian in our tree. Back in the 1950's he had his line done and when he read the Indian heritage, G. Aunt tells  me he burned the book in the fireplace.  Years many years later we chatted about this and I explained how proud I was to know we carried Indian lineage.  Many times our Indian ancestors saved the lives of the invaders.
Having Indian heritage on almost all major lines of family I am not ashamed to say I have Indian heritage.  Grandma taught us(Siblings & cousins) some of the things her Grandmother taught her.

I am so pleased with Esther Thomas' parentage and what it shows can happen if we remember to think first and respect others does not mean we need to like them but give them their due respect.

So back to cleaning files and realigning what I save.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

FOLK-FOULK Female Born in Philadelphia or Raised there probably died Ohio????

Taken Germantown, Section of Philadelphia PA written on the back but
was found in OHIO.

Does anyone know whom she may be?

Definitely has FOLK /FOULK features.  I have families of Foulk/Folk listed on this blog in various places.  Large family early in PA.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Jonathan and Abigail Wright of Pelham, Mass

Jesse Wright, of Dracut, settled in 1774 on the lot now known as the Davis Nevens farm, which he bought of Bagley and Little, May 29, 1774, for "three pounds of lawful money." The deed, still in existence, was acknowledged before Stephen Longfellow, of Portland, and witnessed by Nathan and Jonas Coburn. Mr. Wright's first log house was just east of Meadow Brook. His brother Joel and Timothy Wright came about 1777.
I found in New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, records of Jesse and Joel Wright, both born 19 Nov. 1749, and Timothy Wright, 2 Aug. 1744, all born in Pelham, the children of Jonathan and Abigail Wright. Three earlier children of Jonathan and Abigail were born in Dracut, so the family seems to have moved across the border to New Hampshire in about 1742-44.

It looks like Jesse Wright was from Dracut, Mass., and/or Pelham, N. H. From Elder's History of Lewiston  Chris Dunham

Jonathan and Abigail Wright  partial history

They had three earlier children in Dracut, so moved across the border to New Hampshire in 
about 1742 - 44.

Timothy Wright born 2 August 1744 Pelham, Mass
They obviously had twins Joel and Jesse  born 19 Nov 1749 Pelham, Mass. 
New Hampshire Birth Records., Early to 1900. 

Jesse Wright  b 19 Nov 1749 Pelham, Mass.
twin bro Joel b 19 Nov 1749 Pelham, Mass.
It looks like Jesse Wright was from Dracut, Mass., and/or Pelham, N. H. From Elder's History of Lewiston  from Chris Dunham

Davis Nevens Farm  was settled on in 1774 by Jesse Wright of Dracut.
His first log house was just east of Meadow Brook
 His brothers Timothy and Joel came about 1777.

Jesse marries Abbey Cook  she was born 1739 and died 1784.  Further data unknown.

A wee more lineage in from West cousin,  
Joseph WRIGHT and Deborah Stevens  had daughter Deborah WRIGHT whom's oldest son was Jonathan Wright born in Chelmsford, Essex, Ma 24 Oct 1701 died 25 Jan 1784 in Pelham, Hillsborough, NH. He was married to Abigail who died 10 Nov 1799.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Abraham YOUNG, Senior & Hannah WRIGHT

  Abraham D. Young Sr.

O such fun. Wish this was on my site so I could do a timeline.

Remembering that Maine was part of Massachussetts early, this is what I have uncovered.

He was born 3 October 1784 Andover, Essex Co. Mass. He died 15 May 1857  Guilford,  Piscataquis Co., Maine, USA.

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             my direct.
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

1790 census Cumberland CO.
vital records of Guilford Abraham D Young JR
vital records of Guilford   “” “”

Looking to see if this is  his father.

YOUNG, ABRAHAM Ancestor #: A129695 Service: MASSACHUSETTS Rank: PRIVATE Birth: 10-16-1756 GRAY YORK CO ME DIST MASSACHUSETTS Death: 2-19-1829 CUMBERLAND CO MAINE Pension Number: *S35163Service Source: *S35163Service Description: 1) CAPT PAUL ELLIS; COL TIMOTHY BIGELOW

Is this the Abraham YOUNG mentioned in the Cumberland   Pensioner Act of 1818?

This fits what little I have but is anyone else digging these people besides my distant cousin Mr. West in Mass.?

Who is the Abraham Young in Maine genealogy  Trenton Marriages 190-1821’  1802 May to Susanah Salisbury of Eden.??

Rev war  state bounty Applicants  

Abraham Young, e Gray, d Gray January, 1829, w Rebecca, Paris, m Washburn.

James Young, e Woolwich or Wiscasset, d at sea 1796, w Abigail, Readfield, m Elliot.

John Young, e York, d York 1798, w Hannah, York.

Joseph Young, e Wells, w Martha, Kennebunk.

Nathaniel Young, Greenwood, e Gray.

Many WRIGHT queries on this site. If you belong to