Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thank You Fred E Pentico, Don, Lucky Jones and Brian Wright,

Fred E Pentico and daughter  BJ  2015


Don Pentico  Navy


 Ray Dee Jones Jr.  Army

Sis Grandson
                                                                  Brian Wright      Marines
                                                                  Current, Grandad would be proud.
                                                                   Warren Wright, USN Ret dcd.

Thanks to all of you not mentioned.  May Our Flag Forever Wave Free.


Reynolds Link Page

 For Stories on Col. John Baker, of Marshall Co., West Virginia

Baker Family Stories

The Battle of Captina Creek - Lewis Wetzel, Indian Fighter
Story sent to me by Verna Riggs of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
One mile below the mouth of Captina, on the Virginia shore was Baker's Fort, so named for Captain John Baker. One morning in May 1794, four men were sent over, according to the custom, to the Ohio side to reconnoiter. They were Adam Miller, John Daniels, Isaac McCowan and John Shoptaw. Miller and Daniels took upstream and the other two down. The upper scout was attacked and killed by Indians, and Miller killed. Daniels ran up to Captina, which was about three miles, but being weak from the loss of blood issuing from a wound in his right arm, was taken prisoner and carried into captivity, but was subsequently released at the treaty of Greenville. The lower scouts having discovered signs of the enemy escaped. McCowan was shot by the Indians while making up towards his canoe. He was wounded but had run down the bank, and sprang into the water, pursued by the enemy, who overtook and scalped him. The firing was heard at the fort, and they asked for volunteers. There were fifty men in the fort. A daughter of Captain Baker volunteered to go saying she would be no coward. This aroused the pride of Captain Baker's son, John Baker, Jr., who before had determined to go. He joined the others, fourteen in number, in command of Captain Enochs. They soon crossed the river, and went up Captina single file, a distance of one and one-half miles, following the Indian trail. The enemy had swung back on their own trail, and were in ambush on the hillside, awaiting their approach. When sufficiently near they fired upon the whites, but being on an elevated position, the bullets passed harmlessly over them. The whites then treed. Some of the Indians came behind and shot Captain Enochs and Mr. Hoffman.
The whites soon retreated, and the Indians pursued. When, but a short distance John Baker was shot in the hip. Determined to sell his life dearly as possible, he threw off on one side and secreted himself in a hollow with a rock at his back, offering no chance for the enemy but in front. Shortly after two guns were heard in quick succession. Doubtless one of them was fired by John Baker. The next day the men turned out and visited the spot. Enochs, Hoffman and John Baker were found dead and scalped. Enochs' intestines and eyes were torn out, and Hoffman's eyes were screwed out with a wiping stick.
The dead were wrapped in white hickory bark and brought over to the Virginia shore and buried in their bark coffins. There were about 30 Indians engaged in this action, and seven skeletons were found secreted in the crevices in rocks. Jacob, John Jr., and Lewis Wetzel were along and took part in this fight. Governor McArthur was in this action also. He told McDonald in his biographical sketch that he was the youngest man of the fourteen that went out against the Indians and that after Captain Enochs was killed that he was called upon to direct the retreat. The wounded who were able to walk were placed in front, while McArthur and his Spartan band covered the retreat. The moment an Indian showed himself in pursuit he was fired upon and generally, it was believed, with affect.
The Indians were so severely handled that they gave up the pursuit. The great Shawnee Chief Charles Wilkey, was in command of the Indians. He told the author McDonald that the battle of Captina was the most severe conflict he ever witnessed, and that, although he had the advantage of ground and first fired, he lost half his men, half of them having been either killed or wounded. The three Wetzel brothers, Henry Baker, Reuben Roberts, George Baker, Leonard Riegor and two brothers, Aaron Hughes, Captain Roberts and three canoe loads from Round Bottom attended Captain Baker's funeral.
Note: This narrative was told by Martin Baker, a brother of John Baker, who was 12 years old and an inmate of Baker's Fort at the time of the Battle of Captina. From Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, Vol. II, 1888. Colonel S.P. Baker stated that the three Wetzels recovered Captain John Baker's body shortly after he was shot. He had crawled partly under a log, lying insensible, and was put on a canoe, carried across the river to the fort, where he soon died. His eyes were both gored out. He was buried near the fort or blockhouse at Grave Yard Run, near Cresaps.
From the Wheeling Intelligencer, May 1866, Colonel Samuel Baker, from whom these facts were received, lived near Benwood, W.Va. He is the second of Henry Baker, and was born in 1798. He married Caroline Tomlinson, the oldest daughter of Samuel Tomlinson, in 1825.
The following is from Samuel P. Baker:
"John Baker, my grandfather, was a Prussian. He came to the United States in 1755. He landed at Philadelphia, where he married a German lady Elizabeth Sullivan in 1760. After his marriage he moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where, in 1773, Henry Baker, my father, was born. In 1767 he emigrated to Dunkard Creek, Greene County, Pa., and settled among the Indians, four tribes of whom were living there in peace with the whites, viz: the Delawares, the Wyandotes, the Shawnees, and the Mingoes. He remained there until the breaking out of the Dunmore's War, when he took refuge with his family in what was then called Redstone Old Fort, now Brownsville, Pa. After Dunmore's war he settled at Cresap's Bottom, and built a fort or blockhouse that was commonly known as Baker's Station, and was a noted place for protection against the Indians. He was killed by the Indians on the Ohio side in 1778 in company with the three Wetzels and buried on the Virginia side near the blockhouse or fort."
More Baker info on Yoho Page
The Baker Family - History of Marshall County, West Virginia
Of the early settlers in Marshall County, the Baker family is one that is worthy of mention. Henry Baker lived for more than one-half of a century in the lower end of Round Bottom. Colonel Samuel P. Baker, his son, gave the following account of the early history of the Baker family.
He said that his grandfather, John Baker, settled on Dunkard Creek in Greene County, Pa., about the year 1767, and lived there a number of years near Indians, who then lived in that section of the country and were very friendly with the whites. At the breaking out of Dunmore's War in 1774, his grandfather removed his family to Redstone Old Fort, now Brownsville, and remained there some time after the war was over. Later he removed his family to Catfish Camp where Washington, Pa., now stands.
In the spring of 1781, reports were circulated that Indians were preparing for early and active operations on the south side of the Ohio River, and it was rumored that a large body had crossed the river near Holliday's Cove. Three young men were started to Fort Henry at Wheeling to inform the settlers of their danger. They were Henry Baker [eighteen], Henry Yoho, and a man by the name of Stalnater. Only one of them reached the fort.
They rode without seeing any indications of Indians until they reached the narrows on Wheeling Creek near the old Woods residence, when they ran into a number of Indians in ambush awaiting them. Stalnater shot the Indian nearest him and was in turn shot by the Indians. A bullet struck Yoho's horse, causing it to fall to its knees, but it quickly arose and in its fright started in the direction of the fort at the top of its speed and reached the fort and saved the life of its rider.
A bullet struck Baker's horse which ran about one hundred yards and fell dead. It fell on Baker's leg and it was with some difficulty that he freed himself from the dead horse. Seeing his danger he abandoned his gun and started for the fort in full speed but ran only a short distance when he met an Indian with a tomahawk in one hand and a pistol in the other. He saw he had no chance to escape and when the Indian called to him in good English, "You are a prisoner," he stopped. He was taken back to the other Indians, but a brother of the warrior killed by Stalnater, wanted to kill him but was prevented by the chief.
With their prisoner they started for the river. They crossed the hill and went out the ridge that runs just on top of the hill along the Narrows and descended the hill at Kate's Rock where they found a number of Indians in canoes as if they were awaiting the arrival of the party. They embarked in canoes and descended the river a short distance and left the canoes and went around the fort at the Flats of Grave Creek, keeping along the foot of the hill and Crossing Big Grave Creek not far below the mouth of Middle Grave Creek, and from there they went over the hill and arrived at the river and encamped on the north side opposite the head of Captina Island. Early the following morning they started and for three days and nights they made no halt. They did not rest until they arrived at the river and encamped on the north side opposite the head of Captina Island. Early the following morning they started and for three days and nights they made no halt. They did not rest until they arrived at Chillicothe having evidently been in fear of pursuit. After that they were in no hurry. They killed deer and had plenty to eat. When they arrived at Sandusky three hundred Indians had just arrived from a foray against settlements in Kentucky with nine prisoners. One was burned each day.
All this time Baker was reminded that his turn was coming after the nine were burned. On the morning of the tenth day Baker was taken to the place where they had burned the other prisoners and compelled to run the gauntlet which he did with little difficulty. It so enraged a warrior that he knocked Baker down after he had reached the council house in safety. Baker fought them and delayed them some time and seeing a man riding towards them in the uniform of a British officer he ran to meet him and asked him to save his life if it was possible.
The man was no other than the notorious Simon Girty. Girty talked with the Indians two hours or more, arguing with them and finally induced them not to burn him. Girty evidently had motives other than that of humanity, as he took Baker out from the Indians and questioned him about the conditions at Wheeling and many other places, especially the former place. Baker afterwards believed that Girty contemplated an attack upon Fort Henry. He hired with a trader and remained with him some time. He and three Virginians concluded to return and started for Wheeling. They got lost and wandered about for three weeks before they reached the Ohio River, where Bridgeport has since been built. Some men were making sugar on that side of the river and when they saw the four men approaching in Indian dress they mistook them for Indians and crossed over to the island and watched them. After some time Baker and his companions made the men understand who they were and the men crossed back and brought them over in a canoe.
While Henry was away his father moved to the lower end of Round Bottom. He learned where the family had gone and he went to it. He remained in the Round Bottom until his death, except the time he spent at Tomlinsons' Fort. He died in 1848.
Another account of the Baker family says that Captain John Baker was born in Prussia and came to America about 1760. He arrived at Philadelphia and five years later married Elizabeth Sullivan of the city, and from there the young people removed to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, where they lived two years and from there they removed to the waters of Dunkard Creek now in Greene County, Pa., in the year 1767, and remained there seven years. At the time they lived on that creek there were a number of Indians residing on it and they and the whites were very friendly. At the breaking out of Dunmore's War he removed his family to Redstone Old Fort, now Brownsville. The American Revolution breaking out soon after the close of Dunmore's War, Indian hostilities soon followed the breaking out of the war. He remained at the fort a number of years, and was in the service of the Colony of Virginia much of the time during the war, but there is little record of him.
He went from Redstone to Catfish Camp in 1781, where he remained a short time and then removed to Round Bottom and in 1784 Captain Baker built a block-house near the upper end of Cresap's Bottom. The place was generally known by the name of Baker's Station. While two of the Wetzel's were at Baker's Station in 1787, they and Captain Baker noticed some Indians on the opposite shore walking about leisurely. Baker, getting an opportunity, shot at one of them and killed him. The others ran away as if badly frightened, leaving the dead Indian where he fell. They did it evidently to deceive the whites as it was proved later by their actions. Baker and the two Wetzels crossed over the river and were viewing the dead Indian when several shots were fired and Baker fell, mortally wounded. The Wetzels treed and commenced a fight and some other men crossed the river and reinforced them and drove the Indians off and recovered the body of Baker. He had crawled a short distance from where he fell and was alive when recovered, but died soon after arriving at the station. He was buried on a flat near a stream called Grave Yard Run at the upper end of Cresap's Bottom.
Baker's Station soon became a rendezvous for scouts as it was at one of the crossings of the Indians on a war path from the Muskingum River into the interior of Virginia. They traveled up Wills Creek from the Muskingum River and crossed a divide and went down Big Captina to the Ohio River and up Fish Creek or broke up into small parties of marauders and visited the various settlements committing all kinds of depredations.
The Baker family appears to have resided in the blockhouse and it never had a regular garrison. Hunters and scouts were so frequently at it that it was seldom without a fairly good force, in case of attack, to have it defended it against a large force of Indians. In time of danger scouts gave much attention to the war path down Big Captina and among others who frequented the place were the Wetzel brothers. It was a custom to send scouts to the west side frequently to look for indications of the presence of Indians. Indians were frequently seen on the west or Ohio side of the river and frequent shots exchanged.
To be continued at a later date...Have to wait for more material to arrive from Clarksburg...Which never came.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Some URLS from our OLD WEB PAGE. DUVALL Information

Mareen Duvall Descendants

Crest compliments of Eddy Duvall, who's links appear below. Thank you, Eddy!

New Duvall Research gathered Tuesday, May 19, 1998 from Citizen's Library, Washington County, Pa.

Harrison Duvall History from Nelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Fayette County, Pa.

Duvall Histories from Beer's History of Washington County, Pa. Part 1. 
Duvall Histories from Beer's History of Washington County, Pa. Part 2.

Duvall History Of Fayette County, Pa. Caleb B. Duvall

Susi's Jones-Duvall History & Will

For Duvall Land Documents for the Immediate Family

For Duvall Wills of the Immediate Family

Duvall Abstracts of Belmont County, Ohio Head of Household Census Index

Susi's Wish List

Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 1

Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 2

Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 3

Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 4

Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 5

Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 6

For other DuVall Family pages: Du Val Family Genealogy,the list of passengers aboard the ship Nassau which arrived in Virginia March 5, 1701 carrying the Huguenot Daniel DuVal is now available at: List

For Charles Duvall, another possible descendant, of Mareen, and mentioned in the Mareen Duvall book on pages 552, and 553.
Eddy Duvall

Or and more

And Sharon's Duvall page  Unavailable.

For the pages of Cherie Edward(ED) Duvall:
For his Duvall Index. Ed Duvall
For his Master Index: His Master Index


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Comillo Morelli my Aunt Etta Maxine JONES husband.

Happy Birthday to you Uncle Comillo Morelli.  You drift into my mind more often than you probably thought you ever would.

Bob, Don and Mike, yes we lived close enough and shared enough that your family holds a special place in my heart and mind.

Don I loved the book Aunt Etta wrote you sent me. Sad someone destroyed so many of her pages.

Mike are you still on the ranch playing with the olive trees that now grow there?  I miss you dropping by when I would go to Mom's and sharing a meal.

Bob need to get caught up on your family.  Seems we are loosing touch with our younger generation and DAD worked hard to pull this family together.  Never found what happened to the salt and pepper shaker sets that represented your parents married life. Joan maybe you said did you ask?

I spoke to Young Pete Cooper a couple weeks back. Was awesome, not spoke to him since he was a teen and Uncle Pete was stationed down the coast from Dad's.  I found some of their family on Facebook.  Of course Aden was born same day Don was so Aunt Bethel kept in touch with us for ever and with her passing last spring.  It is like I hear from no one.  Aunt Muril went the year before.

I speak on Facebook to Melody, Ken, Brenda and Shannon.  No word on Terry?

I see Cookie and Lou on Facebook at times. Called Jim a year ago. Georgia still out there
lots of bad weather for Jim.

Sis was here last November.  I was at Dale's the fall before for my cousins memorial. I hear from Marty about twice a year.  I talk to Rebecca at least once a week generally. I hear from Richard when he can call without out troubles. No word from the 111rd.

Don where are your children?  See what I mean we have so lost touch with our very own cousins.

Dad worked to hard for this to happen.

I think of Granda often she was a marvelous human. Remember making hoar hound candy in the fall with her for family to have cough drops.  We put the wax paper around the drops and then in the jars for her.

I remember the car with the rumble seat and if good we could ride in it to her house once in  a long while.

Remembering your Grandmother with her stern and rigid demeanor. Never learned if she was loving or just that way.  Loved your brothers they were always friendly and kind.

Remembering one flew his plane over the place and waved his wings. Trying to remember which one it was.  WW2 was a not fun time for family. But you met my Aunt, Uncle Pete met my other Aunt and Uncle Joe met my other Aunt.   Uncle Gerald met Aunt Jennie, only Dad was in the Coast Watch as was you after your service. Uncle Gerald was at in the Navy.

What marvelous military men you were.  Thanks for your service.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ready for Good Vibes ???

Recently, things have been a bit strained.  Some great finds in our family and positive things are happening.  I so hate to say, But, life sometimes tries to get in the way.

I found this site that is about positive things and events and sayings and places.

GOODVIBES Magazine  brought to you by Goodnet

It this week was listed 11 of the most Beautiful Libraries in the world.  Yes, I said Libraries and since we are highlighting Libraries this year I thought everyone might like a gander at this link.

Sure hope it works

11 of the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Another article to read.

 Yes we do read lots and lots of books

The last one for this evening.

Here is hoping these can lift you up as they are attempting to help me.

Have fun researching and reading.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Scott Family News --Thriller Thursday

Having just received a notice from FT Dna, with  data on SCOTT.

We have found another family. This is so exciting.

Thanks to all the work that Kenneth Scott did in the 50's and 60's we have names of many members of the different children of Thomas Scott.   His book is at least 2  inches thick. I am not sure how many Scott descendants have a copy of it.

A side note is, this family married into the ASHLOCK Family, a brother and a sister of Scott mar a bro and a sister of SCOTT. Not my line but family.

Thanks to Murphey Dare.  I have even more information.  Thanks to many other Scott researchers, we are getting our family put together.

Murphey thought Thomas Scott was born in Orange Co. VA about 1730. Children born in Halifax Co.,

1. Isaac Scott

2. Anne
          m Jessie Ashlock m 9-06-1785 Pittsylvania Co. VA

3. Nimrod (Sr) b abt 1760  mate Wilmoth Walters  b 1750 Halifax Co. VA  DAR d ? Cumberland Co. KY??

4. Jacob Scott b 1761 -1770 d 1835

Will there of:

Know all men by these presents that I Jacob SCOTT of Cumberland County and State of Kentucky being poorly in health of body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in way and manner following First I five to my son Martin SCOTT one roan mare and coalt [sic] to him and his heirs forever Secondly I give to my daughter Fereby SCOTT one bed and furniture which is at my son's Wileby SCOTT token and her heirs forever. Thirdly, I give to my daughter Leurany SCOTT one bed and furniture and bed stead [sic] to her and her heirs forever. Fourthly, my wish and desire is aft my death that my land and all my stock of hogs and cattle and farming tools and household furniture be sold at a credit of twelve months and after the money is collected and all my just debts paid forty dollars be reserved for my son Ephaim to buy him a horse beast and the remainder of the money arising from the sail [sic] to be equally divided amongst all my children Polly MCCALLEY and Solomon SCOTT and Nancy SCOTT and Wiley SCOTT, Martin SCOTT, Fereby SCOTT, Leurney SCOTT to them and their heirs forever. Fiftly, I give to my daughter Nancy SCOTT all my sheep and all my fowls to her and her heirs for ever [sic]. Sixthly my present crop of corn to be sold and equally divided as my other stock. I nominate and appoint my naibors [sic] Philip LAWSON and Clemant SCOTT to be administrators of this my last will and testament and all wills that may have been made by me heretofore revoked and this stand as my last will and testament. This 17th of Ocy 1834.
Signed and delivered in presence of 
Phillip LAWSON
Ephraim Prewit
Jacob X Scott
Solomon Prewit
Kentucky Cumberland County
I James HAGGARD deputy Clerk of the Cumberland County Court do certify that the within last will and testament of Jacob SCOTT deceased was proved in open court in the January Term 1835 examined approved of and ordered to record and proved by Philip LAWSON and Ephraim PREWIT and ordered to record and the same is entered of record in Will Book "C" p 138
Given under my hand this 10th of February 1835

5. John Scott* b 1761 d 3-24-1843 Cumberland Co. area Kentucky m Sophia Murry m 11/18/1782***

Milit   abt 1778  5th Regiment of the Virginia Continental Line; Capt James Williams Company  LIsted in DAR Records     Military discharged from the Miltary 1782

John Scott's Rev. War pension file has a Charles Thurman who makes oath to the service of John Scott in the Rev. War. 17 Jan. 1832 in Cumberland Co. File states that John Scott in 1832 living in Burkesville.  William Scott son of John Scott testifies as to the death of his father and that his mother has not remarried. 23 Sep. 1843 William also states that he was borned 1783.   Washington Watson a  justice of the peace is with William on behalf of John Scott. Nancy Murray, sister to Sophia Murray (widow), was married to Joshua Watson in 21 Nov. 1799.   There are three daughters unnamed
Source: History of John Scott 1761-1843, by Kenneth Scott and Rev War File Claim Number: W.3046

When John Scott resided in Pittsylvania County, VA, he enlisted in 1779. He served until 1783 as a private in Captain James Williams' company, in Colonel Josiah Parker's Virginia regiment. John fought in the Siege of York. He applied for pension on May 13th, 1829. At this time he lived in Cumberland County, Kentucky. His claim was allowed. After John died, his widow received benefits on this claim. John Scott's pension claim number is W.3046.

1810 Cumberland Co, KY census; next to each other on the same page; Solomon Pruitt, Thomas Ashlock, Jacob Scott, and John Scott. Thomas Ashlock states that he and Nancy Elizabeth Pruitt married 1810 in the home of John Scott. John and Jacob Scott brothers to Anne and uncles to Thomas Ashlock, son of Jesse Ashlock and Anne Scott Ashlock.   1820 Cumberland Co, KY census; next to each other on the same page; John and Jacob Scott, Solomon Pruitt, several rows down, Shadrach and Nathaniel Scott next to each other, sons of John Scott.

 "An Act for the benefit of Allen C. Scott"  Added by JGSwallow on 20 Nov 2008  CHAPTER I60  AN ACT for the benefit of Allen C. Scott.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the register of the land office of the state of Kentucky be and he is hereby authorized and directed to alter and change a patent, which issued from his office on the 28th day of December, 1848, in the name of Allen W. Scott, assignee of Gabriel Scott, assignee of John Scott, sr., for two hundred acres of land, lying in the county of Cumberland, on the waters of Sulphur Lick creek, No. 10,520, so as to read "Allen C. Scott, assignee  of Nathaniel Scott, assignee of John Scott, sr.;" and, also, to make the records of his office conform to said alteration; and that said register issue a patent to said Allen C. Scott, assignee, in pursuance of said alteration; and that said patent, which issued as aforesaid, on the 28th day of December, 1848, be and the same is hereby declared null and void.  Approved January 23, 1851 Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Passed By Kentucky Published by , 1851 Item notes: 1850-51 v.2 Original from the University of California 

From the History of John Scott 1761-1843 by Kenneth Scott.......John, Jacob and nephew Allen Clement Scott (son of Nimrod,Sr.) along w/wife and his sister, Sallie married to William Scott, came in the same wagon train to their new home in Kentucky. Nimrod, Sr. followed 1817-1820. This group of Scotts were in the south central section of the county and were spread early north from the state line along Kettle Creek and on Pearidge up to at least Galloway Creek. This group of Scotts by far have the largest number of descendants in the Cumberland County, Kentucky area. 
I would also add that John and Jacob's immediate family members were included in this wagon train, since all records indicate such.

John Scott's Rev. War pension file has a Charles Thurman who makes oath to the service of John Scott in the Rev. War. 17 Jan. 1832 in Cumberland Co. File states that John Scott in 1832 living in Burkesville.  William Scott son of John Scott testifies as to the death of his father and that his mother has not remarried. 23 Sep. 1843 William also states that he was borned 1783.   Washington Watson a  justice of the peace is with William on behalf of John Scott. Nancy Murray, sister to Sophia Murray (widow), was married to Joshua Watson in 21 Nov. 1799.   There are three daughters unnamed
Source: History of John Scott 1761-1843, by Kenneth Scott and Rev War File Claim Number: W.3046

***military record and court records are different dates.

6. William (need to pull his data from my files.) If I recall correctly he went to NC and then over to Ky about 5-10 years later than other members. I have to find papers but I believe his wife was the other Ashlock. I did this so long ago it on non working computer.

My questions are: who were the Scott's in the community mentioned in Thomas's Will and
other papers. No one has any data on whom they are.  I still looking for his father. THOMAS SCOTT

 I have census records, records compiled by Kenneth Scott, and many other Scott and Ashlock researcher. Data given us by my Grandmother and other family members also.

I can be reached at

Monday, May 16, 2016

William Harrison JONES, Calvin's brother.

WILLIAM HARRISON JONES, was the son of  Noyes Jones and Susan Madison Jones and was born in Rensselaer Co. NY.  He was their third born son and our ancestor (CALVIN)  was the fourth. He had 3 sisters and possibly a fourth.  We believe he was born in Jones Hollow on Jones Rd, since all of the rest of family was there.

His parents moved to Illinois after the loss of their son Noel JONES b 1835 in Mass. dying some time  after 1850. At least that is what family papers state. I have not found death information on Noel Jones yet.  He was old enough to stay in NY with out parents but each downline family says he died.
Noel shows on the 1850 census but never again.
His younger brother Charles E Jones as born in 1850 in Rensselaer Co.
COMPANY:         H
DATE OF BIRTH:             YEAR WAS  1841 
DATE OF DEATH:         12-31-62
GRAVE NUMBER:         N-5569


36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Aurora, Ill., and mustered in September 23, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Rolla, Mo., September 24-29, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Rolla, Mo.,till January 14, 1862. Expedition against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas January to March, 1862. Advance on Springfield February 2-13. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Keitsville, Mo., till April 5. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 11-22, thence to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 23-29. Occupation of Corinth, Miss. May 30. Pursuit to Boonevilie May 31-June 6. Duty at Rienzi till September 6. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Louisville, Ky., September 6-19. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Clarksville November 15-20. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At and near Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 15. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.,

W. Harrison was killed the first day of battle. His brother Calvin was injured and also left for dead.
Calvin survived.

Name: Harrison Jones
Age: 19
Birth Year: abt 1841
Gender: Male
Birth Place: New York
Home in 1860: Nunda, McHenry, Illinois
Post Office: Dearborn
Family Number: 747
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
A Jones 49    (NOYES)
Susan Jones 44
Harrison Jones 19
Calvin Jones 17
Jane Jones 14
Lucy Jones 12
Charles Jones 9
Elizabeth Jones 1

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Your Family Members Are Involved, World War 11 - Current

Your Family Members Are Involved, World War 11- Current

Family members, are you keeping the records of your ancestors that were in the making of our country and the keeping of it free.

How many Uncles, Aunts, Cousins of your life time have been involved in defending our Nation?

Somehow I wonder if we are forgetting our current past service members while tracking the relatives that created our country.

This topic came  up when a new member contacted me and wanted to know if we had a Genealogy Chart that showed the downline of each of our Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.

She was having trouble remembering who's child belong to which line and did not want to embarrass
herself when communicating with distant kin.

Having thought about it, I realized if she had her tree on line in front of her, she could see, the children of each ancestor, if she had entered them into the program.

I do not think we have paper charts that show that, other than the Family Group Sheet.

That is why, that chart is so critical in your research.  With the Family Group Sheet you are keeping track of all members in each parents line.  The Family Group Sheet lists: parents, some have one line for Grandparents as reference, but mostly it then lets you document each child living or dead, it gives you a space for the child's spouse. The birth, marriage and death of each person can be recorded on that page.  It can carry a large amount of information in a very small space.

The advantage of the Group Sheet is so very key and on a computer program it is entered and shows at the click of a few tabs.

Now while doing this are you marking the various members who served during our various Wars, and Conflicts.?

I notice that is a feature I am hoping they will add.  Are you reading this Mark Olson of or RootsMagic, or Reunion makers?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Exciting Family News---- Pentico Side ie Penticoff- Benninghoff

 Family News Pentico- Penticoff- Penticuff- Benninghoff

 Yesterday, a cousin in Iowa posted a picture of Fred's Grandfather making hay in 1923.

  Fred said he remembers he came by in a car once and tossled the top of his head and he was small.
  He has no other recollection of him ever. No idea what he looked like  or who he really was.

  It was very hard to see Grandad Frank Pentico's face with him on the machinery in the field.
  Today cousin Dick Thomas, shared a picture of this gentleman full face.  Amazing, totally amazing
  how much my husband resembles his Grandfather.  I am sure the children will see the resemblance

  A synopsis of his family:
   His Father was Emmanuel E Pentico, ( a twin) b 21 Jan 1854 Westover, PA  d 1906 Ia
   His Mother was Mary Wiggins
   His Probate records dated 22 Jan 1906,  Boone, Iowa  Case 2132  Probate Vol. 1, 1894-191
   Iowa, Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997 -
1910 census Age

** Franklin Andrew Pentico b 29 May 1881 Jasper Co. IA d 8 May 1967 Creston, Ringgold, IA
 ma  25 Feb 1903 Des Moines, IA
    Sarah Isabella Casper b 31 Aug 1877  Jasper Co. IA d 31 Jan 1957, Boone Co. Ia (Mary says Dallas Co.) border issue.

The first born child does not show on census with family was raised by his Grandmother.

Fay  Casper  b 10 April 1903 
Marie b 11 Nov 1905 m 27 Feb 1929 Newton, IA  d Dec 2010- 105 years young. m Herbert Thomas
#Arthur Harold b 7 Oct 1907 Boone Co. IA m 25 Feb 1931(same as Grandfather's)**w Louise Jipp
Elmer Lloyd b 1910? m 9 Nov 1935 Boone, Boone IA
Wilford Frank b 26 Jan 1912 Woodward, IA m 24 Dec 1935 Boone, Boone IA/Irene Eleonora Sampson d 27 Feb 1995  buried Glenwood Cem., Ogden, Boone  Co. IA
Francis Marion b 8 Feb 1914 d 13 Apri 1999 Boone Co. IA
Howard  died in Italy during WW11. 

Our trip to Iowa in 1970, we meet the living siblings of his Father's family. We also  met many cousins.  

Frank and Sarah ultimately parted.  When I met family no one would say where Fred's Grandfather may be. They did not appear to have knowledge.  We knew his Grandmother was gone. Sarah died in 1957. 
 For our children and kin  to see I am sharing this information and the pictures cousin Dick Thomas has shared.  BilliJo was to small to remember the trip and Alan did not yet exist. Ed, Don and Candy you should be able to remember some of the trip. 

                            Franklin Andrew Pentico, 
                            Grandad Art's Father, 
                            Fred, Jim, Mary and Shirley's Grandfather.