Sunday, May 24, 2020

Blessed Birthday to our Uncle Comillo Morelli dcd 1968

   

  Our Uncle Comillo Morelli was a very special human.  He was our Dad's sister Etta Maxine's husband.

  He was born 20 May 1908 in Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA.   I had the privilege of knowing his parents and most of his Grandparents. One in particular  Granda Ricioli.

  Comillo and Etta had 3 boys, Robert, Donald and Michael. I grew up with the older boys. Mike was born quite some time later. I had the joy of babysitting Mike.

  Comillo's parents were: Amedeo Morelli born 19 Jan 1880 in Cevio, Switzerland his wife was Irene Mattei b 6 Feb 1883 in California and  both died in Sonoma Co., California.  He 11 May 1951 and I was almost 11. Irene Mattei died 22 June 1968, also Petaluma, Sonoma Co. CA.  

Remembering them with fondness.  His demeanor was so different from his wife's.   Grandma Irene was very very formal and prim. He was what I called human. Even though I was small, I was for ever
having Grandma Irene, telling me to set down and be quiet. She was raised, children were to be seen but not heard. I learned to go to our house when she showed up because otherwise we children would be setting in chairs not even able to speak to each other.

Some of her family that lived near were not that way.  But it comes back to me often.  He was polite and friendly but we seldom seen him. He would go to the barn or cattle pens with his son.

 We moved from Wyoming to California so Dad could help milk the cows because the war kept taking his workers off to war. Dad was color blind so they wouldn't take him so, with Mom's health and Uncle Comillo in need of help we left Wyoming and came to Petaluma, CA to live.

Uncle Comillo had a dairy ranch that became well known in the Dairy Industry. Ollimac Dairy.
The boys helped with daily chores as did  Aunt Etta and me as a tag along.  Loved to feed the calves, and Don  later had some really cute Banties as a project for either school or 4-H.  He had several varieties of them. Some only 2 or 3 inches tall and some about 6 inches tall.  They were many colored but unique when he was school age and up.

Bob worked with the calves and feeding and watering. Gathered wood, and assisted in the Dairy Barn as he grew up. Don did the same over time. Both went to college and served in the service of their country as did their DAD prior to his marriage to my Aunt.  That is how they met.

Bob was 5 years older than I and Don was 2 years older than I.

Two of Comillo's brothers served during the WAR. One used to buzz the property if he had a chance and would wave the wings to tell us hi.   Maybe both did but I recall one definitely did. They were
Alvin and Vernon Morelli.

Aunt Etta met Uncle Comillo at the AFBase in Cheyenne, Wyo where she was living when he was stationed there.  Her Mom lived in Cheyenne, as did two of her sisters with her. Muriel and Bethel Jones.

Uncle Comillo loved to tease me, when he would eat his favorite cheese as a snack before going to milk in the afternoons.  We used to share snack with them: Mom, Dad, Aunt and Uncle and boys if they were around.  Because they milked about 2 pm or 2:30. It would not end until about 7 or so.
You had to milk the cows, clean the barn and the milk room and prepare for the 2:30 am next shift.
So generally it was cheese and crackers or cheese and crusty bread.   Uncle had a mustache,  and sometimes the cheese would get whiskers on top of his lip.  Since he loved it he did not notice sometimes the extra.   He always gave Aunt and  I a hug and kiss before going out the door.

 He tried for years to have me taste it saying it was mild just smelled that way. I so remember the fun we had when I would back away instead of wanting kissed.  Aunt Etta finally told him it was when the cheese was in mustache I backed away.

The funny thing was, many eons later in the late 1990's I went to lunch with a friend and we had a French salad for lunch.   Pear and Gargonzola.  It was tasty to my shock.  Funny how the nose made it smell different.  I realized after ordering it was his cheese.   I am glad I did, "Uncle it was as you said".  I shared this story with her and she said her first was a waning experience also. But she had eaten it for years.

 We loved when birthday's rolled around for him and my Dad and my other Aunt.  We many times shared them all together in the 1950's and later.  Aunt Etta grew strawberries, We supplied the cream and  the other Aunt provided either the biscuits or I made Dad's favorite Chocolate cake from the Hershey Can.  WHY because Aunt Ruth Hoffman Feil ( Mom's baby sis) 18 May, Dad 19 May and Uncle Comillo was 20 May.   It was double awesome if it fell on a weekend where everyone could get together and share a day.

I so miss our getting together with family and with friends.

My Uncle worked hard and diligently all his life, was hard for him to  drop work and share time. He laughed hard and enjoyed company.  I still see when his eyes would sparkle with happiness.

We lost him with cancer while my own family was in Hawaii so I was not able to go to  his services.
Amazes me as to how often that family comes to mind.  But they were our only family in California for more than 9 years.

A fun thing Bob, Don and I used to do was go to Granda's (Uncle Comillo's Grandmother)  in early fall and help her make the cough drops for the family for the winter.  We picked the greens in the landino (Lawn area) and she boiled them in water and added sugar after taking the greens out. It had to come to a hard boil.
She dropped them on waxed paper we put butter on, small spoons full. After set she would cut them and then we wrapped them. She then put in gallon jugs for each family of her's. We were always included in that family.

This beloved woman died 15 Oct 1960 in Petaluma, Ca   I would visit her when in High School after school weekly when I could. She was more than 100 when she died. Granda was Matilda Traversi born in Italy, when married had to leave most of the wedding items behind to expensive to ship but she brought her feather bed she made for their wedding with her.
I have one pillow left she made for each grand when they tore the bed apart. Feather bed pillow.
She remarried to Achillie Ricioli after  Amedeo Morelli died.  Amedeo gave us a ride in the back of the car where the trunk opened to set in to His place  about three miles from his sons. I have never forgotten that event either.  He complimented us on our doing such a good job. I suspect he was afraid we would jump about and fall out.

Bob or Don do you remember?  I have so many more stories I am going to share. Like when Don and I went to the dam to check the pollywogs and when telling me I was a sissy and a girl, which landed him in hospital. Not my intent and when Don dared me and he landed in the cactus.

Love you guys always.  Mike being born later missed a lot of fun.  Your family needs to hear some of these stories so they know you did have a loving family and fun along with work.

More to come.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Happy Birthday to Our Dad RAY DEE JONES SR dcd



  Today is the day our Dad was born.  His life was harried and worn and fun and casual.
He started life in Waterloo, Iowa area.  Later rode train to Wyoming where his Dad had gone to work for a cousin, with his Mom. He said he sat on her lap most of the time on the ride. He was small but he remembers going over a wide river and long bridge on the train.  ( I never got him back to that place) Felt bad for that.

He tried hard to do the right thing.  Seeing what he lived through he never wanted his family to experience those things.

YES, HUNGER, COLD, NEGLECT, were all part of his early life. Part of it was the times.

Some of it was the personalities. He loved school and was glad for all the schooling he received.

 He took us to see his school house he was so proud he was able to go there.  He made it through 8th grade.  Which in my day was same as High School.  That is how far back our Education has slid.

He had great support from family's when they lived near family and friends.

He was matured with a great couple whom we met. Mr and Mrs. Morris Thomas of Wheatland, WYO or Slater area.  His brother was taken in by another Rancher. The girls went to Cheyenne, WYO to live.  Found Husbands when young and had fabulous mates and families.  All the siblings were solid in their marriages. I had great Aunt's and some great Uncle's.  I was able to learn much from each one of them. Even Grandma came around and was a different person from when I was small. I loved them all.

Amazed that all the children had excellent families.

Took Dad years to find his Father.  We did find him and was so happy to share with us.
 It took Mom to get Dad to make up to his MOM.  She wouldn't marry him until he and his Mom were on speaking terms.

Ironic how two people could love each other so much and take it out in negative feedback then cry because they fought.  Grandad never remarried.  Grandma did and had a nice life while he was alive.

Dad worked on the ranches in Wheatland, Wyo area then got a chance to go to work at the Diamond Tail Ranch in Greybull, Wyo.   He gave up Rodeo after marrying MOM.  He loved working the cattle and the land.

He came to California to help his Brother in Law with his Dairy Ranch since milkers were being called to WAR. Ollimac Dairy, Very well known in CA.
When War was over he changed jobs and worked another dairy and chicken Ranch combo.
I watched a horrid fire there. Had to run to neighbors to tell them to call for Fire help. I was 5 or 6.
It was end of WAR time and few had phones, our neighbors did and the men had gotten in the truck to go try and stop the fire approaching the ranches buildings. They had grabbed shovels and buckets.

When we moved to our own land in 1948, Dad called it his Mini Ranch.  We had cattle, cows for milk, animals for eating and chickens for eggs. We grew wheat, oats, and alfalfa. We always had a good size garden.
We grew corn, beans, cabbages, squash, beets, turnips, carrots, onions, cucumbers, radishes and some times we had Strawberries. But it was the Blackberries I loved. Mom used Asparagus to mark garden rows.
We had fruit trees because it was a test ground for a famous person. Delicious apple was created there on our ground some years before we bought it. Best Blackberries ever.
I liked the apple from tree before the Delicious.  It was more tart.  I loved my horse. Old Crow.

Ironic, I even had a pet crow named Pete we raised after he fell out of his nest 30 feet up in tree.
I had a 4-H calf that when grew up I milked.  Some day write a story about this lady.  She loved Bologna and lettuce sandwiches.

 Learned I did not like Geese, they may be watch dogs but they are mean.
Loved my Dog, Australian Shepherd.  Tubby. When small he rolled everywhere so called Tubby but his legs finally grew. Dad help me pick him out from one of his friend ranch.

Dad liked to have cats on the ranch to mouse and keep rodents down.

Dad taught us to butcher and care for the meat and grow the produce and care for the keeping of the vegetables as of course Mom did too.

Dad taught me to make Pancakes when I was about 6 years of age. Mom was very ill.  He, later when we had our own home, taught me how to make biscuits and use a gas oven.  Mom was very ill again. Taught me how to hand milk a cow, feed hogs and chickens and horses. I learned how to feed calves at my Aunts home long before we bought our place.  I learned milk machines the year I graduated

Dad was strong on his children getting a good education and be reliable.

Dad would have a beer after hard work and share with friends but only on holidays it seemed any thing harder was around.  Eggnog and rum or bourbon for holiday drink.

Learned when I had first child Dad was allergic to milk.  That would explain why he would get sick if he ate oatmeal for breakfast.  He liked it. It did not like him. He tolerated whole milk before processing better than the modern processed stuff we have today.  So did our  boys. And their Dad doesn't drink it either. Double whammy.

Dad wanted his children to graduate from college.  I promised him I would 3 classes from finishing but doubt it will happen.

I worked, married and we have 5 children, 10 grands and 3 great grands. O yes, I did 4-H when young and genealogist/historian since. Made many dresses and wedding gowns and skating ensembles.
Worked in school system since first child started school until last grandchild graduated. Even taught Adult school for awhile. Taught classes and worked as aide at times. Also taught CCD.

Sis had 3 boys raised two. changed spouses had some interesting businesses, sold drapes and did a car and house sales book for her area. One buried at Punch Bowl if I remember right as infant.

Older brother graduated high school, had done 4-H and FFA and the USA in VietNam. Came home semi broken. Married had 3 children. 2 boys 1 girl.  2 are married.  Did care for MOM for a period of time. Has his handicaps for health, since he was a new born.  Today do not think they would allow in service.  Our children have some of same problems and the military wouldn't take them. Just Don qualified.

Younger brother graduated HS, had his own business, then sold it and started driving long haul trucking. He also did FFA, when in school.  He has two boys from first marriage and 3 girls from second marriage., they came with the terrific wife.  He has lived all over west coast also.

Dad so love you and miss you, been a long while since 1995. Shame on you Loosing Mom in the store again.  That joke came back to take you away. That is how she told me you were gone.
"Sue, I lost your Dad shopping today."  They played the game in the store,  I thought she was sharing their game and then she re said it and I realized he was gone.

Yup teasing the waitress friend ordering your favorite sandwich with your wife, son and grandson, you left us all.

You are both together again and for that I am very glad. Thanks for all you taught me and helped me with always.




Sunday, May 10, 2020

BLESSED MOTHER'S DAY


   2020 MOTHER'S DAY THOUGHTS


WISHING EVERYONE A BLESSED MOTHER'S DAY AND LIFE.

ENJOY THE MOTHERHOOD WHILE YOU CAN,

IT SLIDES AWAY SO QUICKLY.

IF BLESSED YOU THEN BECOME A GRANDMOTHER
WITH NEW TWISTS AND TURNS.

OF COURSE IT IS ALL FUN IN OUR TIME OF LIFE.

IF DOUBLY BLESSED YOU MAY BECOME A GREAT GRANDMOTHER.

OF WHICH I AM  THREE TIMES SO FAR.

THANK  YOU CHILDREN FOR TOLERATING ME AND SHARING YOUR LIVES WITH YOUR DAD AND I.
 WE DO LOVE YOU.

WE LOVE MANY OF OUR FRIENDS CHILDREN THE SAME.

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE BONDING. 2020


EDWARD (BINKY) WAS FIRST, DONALD WAS SECOND, CANDY WAS THIRD, BILLIJO (NAMED FOR MY GIRLFRIEND WAS FOURTH AND ALAN COMPLETED THAT GENERATION.

EDWARD  HAS 3, 1 B 2 G, DON HAS 4 ALL B, CANDY HAS 2 B, BJ HAS 1 B AND ALAN GETS TO PLAY UNCLE TO THEM ALL.

CANDY HAS BOTH B MARRIED AND OLDEST HAS 1 B AND YOUNGER HAS 2 G. THIS IS ALL WE HAVE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION AT THIS TIME.

LOVE TO ALL MOTHER'S EVERYWHERE, KIN OR NON.

SUSI JONES PENTICO


Monday, April 20, 2020

History of Teague Jones Family Updated.


Teague Born 1620  died ? 1683
Teague Jones mar Rahamana Samoset

Teague Jones was in Yarmouth by 28 Oct 1645 and fought the Indians


I have Teague Jones married Rahamana Samoset,
 her father Pemaquid Chief Samoset of the Abenaki people.

(I have to reverify because  I thought he was Grandfather.)
Children: 
Teague's children mar: 
1. Ruhamah= Joseph Nickerson, 
2. Josiah m Elizabeth Berry, dau of Richard Berry and fought Indians with Teague.,**
3. Elizabeth m Thomas Crowell?,
 4. Samuel, wife?, 
5. Jeremiah ( supposedly 3 wives?)
 6..Teague Jr, b 1650 Yarmouth Mass. NE marriage books says born       Chatham p 426. No more on those. 

1a  Joseph N and Ruhamah had 6 child I have found and there is documents in Nickerson Ass. for them also. I have more, but Nickerson Ass probably has tons more.
 2a. Josiah 1652-1744 m Elizabeth Berry **
children
1. Dorcas Jones 1681 -1722 m to John Aylesworth 1700 East Greenwich RI 
2. Jeremiah b 1684 m Mary Mercy Reynolds 5 boys 4 gs have names.
3 Ann m William Hambleton, 
4 Seth* m Priscilla Hamilton(Hambleton)? **
5 Elizabeth m a Samuel BASSETT?  I have heard from descendant.
6 Sarah m a Reynolds. I have more much more.
Seth is my line. These lines went lots of directions. over time. more to follow. What you see has been sourced.  SusiCP@cox.net
Susan Jones Pentico

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Some Foulk pictures and Eastman descendant



Margaret Mae Eastman Foulk, b 6 Oct 1874 Black Hawk Co. IA  d 23 Jan 1958, I was a senior in HS.
Mr. Archer, her second husband, holding the child.  She wrote me often as Junior and Senior in HS.

Shasta Foulk this is your Father Herbert behind Margaret Mae. and wife Leona Sessions????
Or is this you and family.  Government lost all the letters she wrote me so I do not have the sources was amazed I found this picture.

Her first husband was Harvey Edward Foulk b 18 Oct 1867 Illinois and died so I am told 2 July 1937
married 19 Oct 1892 Blackhawk Co. IA

1870 WITH PARENTS  WM H AND CATHARINE FOULK  HARVEY 3 AND ARTHUR F 1. CEDAR, BLACKHAWK CO. IA  WATERLOO.  
1920 WITH WIFE MARGARET MAE EASTMAN IN PLATTE TOWNSHIP 22 NORTH E #9 WYO.

ARTHUR W 21 BELVA L 19, CLAUDE O 17, BLANCHE E 14, IRA E, 12  ALVINA K 10, HERBERT E 6.

HERBERT AND DAD WERE NEAR IN AGE. :>)   CLAUDE AND BLANCHE BORN IN MINN OTHERS IA.

1910  HARVEY AND MARGRET ARE IN EAGLE, BLACKHAWK Co. IA.  VICTORIA 1ST CHILD AGE 12. (Grandmother)

MARRIED AND DAD BORN 1913.  GREAT UNCLE CHARLIE JONES TOOK THEM TO BLUE MOUND MINN FOR MARRIAGE. Have documents.


IS HARVEY THE WILLIAM FOULK IN LOS ANGELES IN 1930 WITH YOUNG WIFE NORA?


THIS http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=IAstatecen&indiv=try&h=6641080 BORN IN IA.  MAR AT 57?/   state census IA  1836-1925  1885 census he is 17

**
His Father William Henry Foulk  b 22 Feb 1846, Somerset Co. PA d 4 Jan 1940 Cedar Twp. Blackhawk Co. IA

WILLIAM HENRY FOULK

 He helped build town of Washburn IA  Rock Island RR  Pioneer, died 6 :15 am  Presbyterian Hospital of heart attack. entered hosp on WEd died Thursday

when moved here only one building between him and Waterloo, 9 miles away the old Turner homestead.  He worked the RR for Burlington, Cedar Rapids,Minnasota RR. now Rock Island.

Christian Church  Waterloo congregation 

 1920 census with 73 she 74wife and Arthur 49
 1880 w family in Cedar Falls Black Hawk IA census
 1885 census   same
1910 census Iowa  
 1895 census Iowa
1930  same place with he 84 Minnie Jackson 49 and Arthur FOULK  66
 1870  cedar black hawk IA  w Harvey 3   and Arthur 1
1915 state census same

Harry M 12,Kate E 9, George 7 Bessie 5 Maggie 1  1880  who is this??

 Carey  13, Arthur 11, Willie 7, Susi 5, Oscar 3 and CArrie 1 Cedar FAlls, IA BH, IA 1880

  1885 ia  Harvey 18m /arthur 16, Wiliie 12, Lusie 10, Oliver 8,  Carrie 6, Minnie 4, Ada 1http://www.lockefuneralhome.com/obituaries/obituary-print-view/marcella-sally-foulk

**
wife was Katherine/Catherine Ann Myers b 30 May 1845 Perry Co. PA, d 7 June 1922 Cedar Twp, Blackhawk Co. IA

William H Foulk/Folk parents were Peter Foulk Jr 1803-1885 m  to Susan Martin SHOWALTER 1805-1886 OR SUSANNAH. b Martindale, Lancaster Co., PA 1805- 1886.

His parents were Peter Foulk Sr. b Berks Co. , d Perry Co. PA June 1773- 1823 wife Catherine  (Ohlinger) b Bucks Co. PA12 July 1774 d 7 June 1855 Rye Twp, Perry Co. PA

His Father was John Folk b ? m in Philadelphia, ( lost records when system died)  Mary Magdeline STROCK from Cumberland Co. PA. After his death moved back to be near brothers. I have that data.
John served in REV WAR with Bucks Co. Unit.  Pa Series at Library. 1970.

Mary  ??? Tyrone Cumberland PA  

 2  16 to 25  1 f -10, 1 f 10-15, 1 26-44 f,  2 under 16  1 over 25    5 total
**
widow FOULK in Middleton Cumberland  PA  1  16 15,  3 f 16-15, 1  f over 45,  1 slave  1 over 25  

 thttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&gsfn=Peter+&gsln=FOULK+&gsby=1773&gsb2co=2%2cUSA&gsb2pl=41%2cPennsylvania&gsdy=1823&gsd2co=2%2cUSA&gsd2pl=18%2cIowa&sbo=0&sbor=&ufr=0&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-b&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=442598&recoff=2&db=1810usfedcenancestry&indiv=1otal 5


Peter, Phillip and George  are sons. Peter our line 1773- 1823, Phillip m Eva 1761-1843,  George  1788 - d Marion Co. Ill- 1872.  others not located yet.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Happy Anniversary to Ray Dee Jones (Jr) and Marlyss Brown Jones



 St Patrick's Day...  
This shot from our 50th Anniversary.  10 + years ago.

Mom and Mary in background with our neighbors.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Hoffman/Huffman/Carpenter/Heck



                 Hoffman, Huffman/Carpenter, Heck

          Yes, they all connect. Hoffman was the formal name  in Germanic region of Europe.
           As they migrated to the Colonies, the brougue caused some changes. Many English man
          wrote  HOFFMAN, HOOFMAN, HOUGHMAN, HUFFMAN, ( few other variants also).

           They came early in the 1700's or so. Who knows maybe earlier, if one digs farther.
           Two sites with much early data are here:
            http://www.ourfamilyhistories.com/hsdurbin/
            &   http://www.easternusresearch.com/easternusresearch/index.html   .

            My line proven goes to a Johann Hoffman b 1715 whom had several children.
            I am not sure if anyone has a full count.  A cousin had John, George, Henry, Rudolph, Peter,
            Margaret and a Mary.  She died before she  got all the data transferred to me. No contact from
            her daughter in Oakland, CA.  boo hooo hoo.
            Taking much time I tracked the Rudolph to our line with genetic abnormalities, most to all
             had / Has.  :  ).  And a Rudolph descendant . I have his files.
           
             I am going to go back to Henry whom had two and most likely 3 wives. Mildred Russell was
             tracking that when she passed. Rudolph was a brother, as were others and sisters.

             We know he married Mary Prather(Provator), I believe due to court records they had a
             daughter. They argued over the land and who was to receive it at Mary's death. DIG, it is
             there. He left Upper Virginia( PA) and went back to Virginia & Maryland after the divorce.                 He was in Virginia. (tracted by land he sold in 1805 in Greene Co. PA) bought in Va in 1756,
            from his brother George. His birth had to be abt 1740 in order to own land at this time.

             He married ? co-habitated with Catrouche Frye/Fry and had many children of whom our line
             comes.
             
              Children by them proven: Phillip whom married Lettitcia STEWART,  b 1791 in VA d 1866                 Oh.; Nancy b 1793, married David Stewart, we believe a missing girl, ; Jacob {Hoffman,
              Huffman} b 1797, Betty Baker has his picture; ( rest of child born PA) Joseph Hoffman
              (Huffman) b  6 June 1801  PA m Sarah Hunt b 1809; ( Helen Durbin's line),  Henry b 29
               Oct 1803, Greene Co. PA m Elizabeth Higgins, b 1809 (my line), Reason(Rezin) b 1805
               Greene Co. Pa, m Mary Jewell b 1809.  They may have lost small ones, also.



                
                Henry Hoffman and Elizabeth Higgins in their youth.


      Zenia Jones and John Carpenter's home      picture from Violet in Waynesburg, PA
     A HOFFMAN/Huffman,
 
down to myself, Fred & Susi Jones Pentico,  & Don Heck   we are both from this line.
               
                  
Don Heck my cousin was neighbor of hubby when they grew up. Don is duel cousin because he also has Plants in his Hoffman,Huffman line. The PLANTS ladies were sisters. The Hoffman/Huffman were first cousins.

Henry Huffman/Hoffman

1810 census shows:  (He died 1812 in Greene Co. Jan or Dec 1811. Will probated in January.)


BENJAMIN HUFFMAN 3                 1
PETER HUFFMAN .                         .
GEORGE HUFFMAN  1                    5
HENRY HUFFMAN  3                      2
SAML NEADLY  2                           2
PETER HENDERSHOT  2                  1
JAMES HUFFMAN  .                          .



I believe they were all related. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Huffman /Hoffman Downline.. of Joseph and Sarah Hunt Huffman/Hoffman


Spencer Blanchley HUFFMAN**


Son Of Joseph Huffman/Hoffman  and Sarah Hunt. 
Joseph  b 1801 June 6 
Sarah b 1809
Their children

Thomas Jefferson, Reson,  Sarah,  John, Catherine, Nancy, Francis N. and Spencer B**



One of Henry's younger brothers, Helen S Durbin's line.
more kin below.


Monday, January 20, 2020

Madison/ Mattison/ Matteson Vermont to Iowa



Madison, Mattison, Matteson,  Vermont to Iowa

By SusiCP@cox.net

a Descendant

Today after working two hours in the yard, I came in to give my shoulder a break.
Guess what I found on Ancestry.com?  Actual physical records confirming what I learned in Grand Rapids, MI last spring regarding my GGGrandmother Susan Madison Jones. She was married to Noyes Jones.

Amazing totally amazing Susan's parents are buried in Lapeer Co. MI.

Even finding records verifying her parents and her Grandparents in VT records. About 40 years of digging, and finally they surface. First thanks to the DAR people at Grand Rapids event.

Not finding proof I was about to give up that they were the right people.

Capt. Samuel Madison/Mattison  b 1725 d 1777  wife Clarrisa.
Samuel Matteson
Gender
Male
Military Date
Oct 1780
Military Place
Vermont, USA
State or Army Served
Vermont
Regiment
Alarm

# 50981  

There is more but I feared not true and did not take farther back.

Their son Samuel Madison/Mattison 11 b 16 Oct 1762 Bennington, Bennington VT. d 8 April 1848 
Darien, New York. age 85  wife Hannah Richardson b 1766 d 1852.

Name
Samuel Matteson
Pension Year
1833
Application State
New York
Applicant Designation
Widow's Pension Application File
Second Applicant Name
Hannah Matteson
Second Applicant Pension Year
1848
Second Applicant Application State
New York
Second Applicant Designation
Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File
Archive Publication Number
M804
Archive Roll Number
1653
Total Pages in Packet
60

Son :
John Richardson Madison/Mattison   m to Roxanna Howard



SAR Record


Name
John Richardson Matteson
Birth Date
14 Feb 1789
Death Date
12 May 1851
SAR Membership
50981
Role
Ancestor
Application Date
3 Dec 1930
Father
Samuel Matteson
Mother
Hannah Richardson
Spouse
Roxanna Howard
Children
Beriah Howard Matteson
Household Members
Name
Age
George Thomas Dwyer

Aurilla Sabina Matteson

Ozias Calvin Dwyer

Susannah Story Jones  Mine**

Beriah Howard Matteson

Roxanna Howard

John Richardson Matteson

Hannah Richardson

Samuel Matteson Jr

Clarissa Matteson

Samuel Matteson


Susan Madison married Noyes JONES  somewhere in Mount Holyoke, Mass 1832 . In family papers inherited by family. Grandaughter had the papers.  She died and I have no contact her kin. Another cousin shared the information with me.




Monday, January 6, 2020

Yesterday------- Tomorrow

This was long ago.  Traveled far and used by many.

                                       This is today. Can you date this by the drawer pulls?
                                        Or by design?
                                        It was made by hand very long ago, solid wood. My
                                        Grandfather's, came from Iowa to Wyo to CA.  May
                                        have come from PA to  IA.