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Sunday, November 16, 2008

1740 :: Basil Waring


On this date in our family history . . . the 16th day of November . . . in the year 1740 . . . Basil Waring is born in Prince George's County, Maryland . . . this Basil Waring is a 2nd great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a maternal great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . . the following bio sketch is from a Google ebook entitled Baltimore Its History and Its People . . . 



Basil Waring, only son of Thomas and Jane (Oxford) Waring, was born in Prince George's county, Maryland, November 16, 1740, died about 1800. He was called Basil Waring the third, to distinguish him from his uncle and cousin who were his elders and bore the same name. After the death of his uncle he was sometimes addressed as Basil Waring Jr. He was active in efforts to induce the people of his county to resist the demands of Great Britain, and his name is frequently mentioned as participating in the proceedings of the various meetings held at Upper Marlboro by the citizens who assembled to perfect arrangements to resist the enemy. After the war commenced he was commissioned captain of a company of militia, and served in the southern campaign in Virginia and the Carolinas. He married, 1766, Anne, daughter of Thomas and Eleanor (Hilleary) Gantt, of White's Landing. . . . 

The Edward Gantt Waring and Catherine Waring mentioned in the above book-clip are the parents of Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring . . . who is the mother of Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire (1843-1876) . . . who is Berta Mary's mother . . . 

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

1710 :: Birth of Thomas Waring


On this date in our family history . . . the 30th day of September . . . in the year 1710 . . . Thomas Waring is born, probably somewhere in Maryland . . . this Thomas Waring is a 3rd great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . . 



(IV) Thomas Waring, eldest son of Captain Basil and Martha (Greenwifled) Waring, wa born September 30, 1710, died January, 1752. He resided in Nottingham district, Prince George's county, Maryland. He married (first) December 12, 1734, Jane Oxford, by whom he had two children: Martha, born 1735; married Richard Duckett Jr., and Basil, see forward. Married (second) Lucy, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Mason) Brooke. His widow, by whom he had no children, married (second) Clement Wheeler.

from
Baltimore Its History and Its People
By Clayton Colman Hall, Lewis Historical Publishing Co.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

1655 :: Those who Governed Maryland


The Sampson Waring mentioned below as one "who governed Maryland" is a 6th great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a maternal great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .





A List of those who governed Maryland before it was made A Royal Province (Penna. Mag., Vol. XXII. p. 98).—My attention has been called to the fact that in my "List of those who governed Maryland before it was made a Royal Province" I had overlooked the fact that the Commissioners appointed by the Parliamentary Commissioners on July 22, 1654, claimed the right to add to their numbers. Shortly after their appointment they added Captain Robert Slye to the list; on June 26, 1655, they increased it by the names of Thomas Meeres and Thomas Marsh; on August 13, 1655, they further added Michael Brooke, Robert Pott, Sampson Waring, and Woodman Stockley; before March 12, 1656/7, they had added William Parker and William Parratt, and Philip Thomas and Samuel Withers were probably chosen members at some time before March 16, 1657/8. — "Council Proceedings," Vol. I. pp. 315, 316, 317, 318, 335.

Bernard C. Steiner.


from
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
By Historical Society of Pennsylvania


Monday, August 11, 2008

1676 :: Ruin, Desolation and Death


On this date in our family history . . . the 11th day of August . . . in the year 1676 . . . Thomas Brackett is one of numerous people (including his brother-in-law, Nathaniel Mitton) who are killed at Old Falmouth in Maine . . . this Thomas Brackett is a 9th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .






Brackett Genealogy
by
Herbert Ierson Brackett



Thomas Brackett, the 2nd son, and perhaps the 3rd child of Anthony Brackett, the immigrant (see Chapter II), was probably born at Sandy beach, then of the town of Strawberry Bank (Portsmouth), now a part of the present town of Rye, in New Hampshire, about the year 1635, if not earlier, and removed to Casco, ME, soon after 1662.


Little is known of him prior to his marriage to Mary Mitton, daughter of Michael Mitton. Subsequent to this event he became prominent in the town, was one of the selectman of 1672. His wife's mother, Elizabeth Mitton, daughter of George Cleeve, married for her second husband a Mr. Harvey. Mrs. Harvey lived with Thomas in 1671; during that year he entered into an agreement for her care and maintenance, and in consideration received from her a deed of land. The tract was situated on the southerly side of the upper part of the Neck; it had been occupied by Michael Mitton for several years. The house stood near to where the gas house is in Portland.


There is no doubt that Thomas prospered in his undertakings; how well is shown by his marriage into the Cleeve-Mitton family and by his having been chosen as selectman. The office at the time was an important one, as the selectmen of the town were authorized to make grants of land in the town. While he held the office in 1672, his brother Anthony received a grant of four hundred acres. As to how long he held the office or as to what other office he held, nothing is known, as the records of the town covering the period, are not extant. Probably there were few men in Casco who had brighter prospects before them or were more happily situated than he, when the fateful year, 1676, brought ruin, desolation and death to his and him.



When, on the capture of Capt. Anthony Brackett and his family, August 11, 1676, the Indians divided, a part passing around Back cove and a part onto the Neck, the first house oin the course of the latter was Thomas Brackett's, on the southerly side of the Neck. Between the houses of the two brothers, was an unbroken forest. The accounts relative to their line of march are conflicting. It is thought that the Indians went along the northerly side of the Neck until they had passed the farm of Thomas Brackett. In their course they met John, the son of George Munjoy, and another Isaac Wakely, and shot the two. Others who were with or near them, fled down the Neck to give the alarm, and thereupon the Indians retreated in the direction of Thomas Brackett's house.

That morning three men were on their way to Anthony Brackett's farm to harvest grain. They probably rowed over the river from Purpooduck point and had left their canoe near Thomas Brackett's house. From there they crossed the Neck towards Anthony's house, to where they went near enough to learn of the attack by the Indians on his family; the three hastened onto the Neck, perhaps over the course pursued by the Indians, to give the alarm. On their way they heard guns fired "whereby it seems two men (perhaps Munjoy and Wakely) were killed." Thereupon the three fled in the direction of Thomas Brackett's house to reach their canoe.


The Indians reached the farm, nearly at the same time as did the men, who saw Thomas Brackett shot down while at work in his field. Two of the men succeeded in reaching the canoe; the third, not so fleet of foot, hid in the marsh and witnessed the capture of Thomas Brackett's wife and children. The three men escaped. Among the Indians who were concerned in the killing of Thomas Brackett, was Megunnaway, one of the braves of King Philip. All of the residents on the Neck, except Thomas Brackett, his family, John Munjoy and Isaac Wakely, succeeded in reaching Munjoy's garrison house, which stood on Munjoy's hill at the end of the Neck. From there they passed over to Bangs' island, then called Andrew's Island. . . .






The Story of Old Falmouth
By
James Otis Kaler, James Otis


THE ATTACK ON CASCO NECK. On the 9th of August, 1676, a well-known Indian named Simon, who had been imprisoned at Dover awaiting his trial on the charge of murder, appeared at the farm-house of Anthony Brackett [brother of Thomas], and was accused by him of having stolen a cow a few days previous. Simon denied the charge, but promised to bring the culprits to Mr. Brackett's home on the third day. Agreeably to the promise he came, accompanied by five other Indians, and was admitted to the house by Mr. Brackett himself, who had no suspicion that mischief was intended. Then began the work of murder, and the settlement was alarmed.


Regarding this attack by the savages, there is in the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society, a letter from Thaddeus Clark, written in the year 1676, to his mother in Boston. In this letter the unfortunate man says . . .



On Friday morning your own son with your sons-in-law, Anthony and Thomas Brackett, and their whole families were killed or taken captives by the Indians. It is certain that Thomas was slain, and his wife [Mary Mitton] and children carried away, but of Anthony and his family we have no tidings, therefore think they may have been captured the night before, for, as you know, they live at a long distance from any neighbor. Mr. Corbin and all his family; Mr. Lewis and his wife; James Ross and family; Mr. Durham, John Murphy, Daniel Wakely, Benjamin Hadwell and his family were all killed before the sun was an hour high in the morning. Mr. Wallis's house was the only one burned. There are of men slain, eleven; of women and children killed and taken, twenty-three. We that are alive are forced upon Mr. Andrews on his island to secure our own and the lives of our families. We have but little provisions, and are so few in number that we are not able to bury the dead until more strength comes to us. We entreat the Governor that forthwith aid may be sent to us, either to fight the enemy out of our borders that our English corn may be planted whereby we may live comfortably, or remove us out of danger that we may provide for ourselves elsewhere. Desiring your prayers to God for His preservation of us in these times of danger, I rest

Your dutiful son,
THADDEUS CLARK













Thursday, July 10, 2008

Archaeologia Cambrensis By Cambrian Archaeological Association

On this date in our family history . . . the 10th day of July . . . in the year 1460 . . . Sir Humphrey de Stafford dies while fighting gallantly under the Lancastrian banner during the Battle of Northampton in England . . . this Duke of Buckingham, a Knight of the Garter, is a 16th great-grandpa to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

Archaeologia Cambrensis By Cambrian Archaeological Association: "Text not available"

The Mediterranean and Its Borderlands By Joel Cook

On this date in our family history . . . the 10th day of July . . . in the year 1099 . . . El Cid dies in Valencia, Spain . . . aka Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Cid is a 26th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

The Mediterranean and Its Borderlands By Joel Cook: ". . . another now under the Christian banner and now for the Moslem but always for his own hand He was bold and courageous yet cruel and vindictive and in many wars and contests he finally captured Valencia after nine months siege in 1094 the richest prize that had been taken from the Moors down to that time Upon this he founded an extensive kingdom in southeastern Spain composed of Valencia and Murcia which he ruled successfully for about four years until the Moors came in great force and inflicted a crushing defeat which had such an effect upon the war worn and aged Cid that he died of grief in July 1099 His widow Ximena maintained her power in the city which has since . . .

Friday, July 04, 2008

Raynald of Chatillon is beheaded

On this date in our family history . . . the 4th day of July . . . in the year 1187 . . . following the Battle of Hattin . . . Raynald of Chatillon is beheaded by Saladin, a major Muslim political and military leader . . . this Sir Raynald is a 24th great-grandpa to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

Around the World with Eyes Wide Open The Wonders of the World Pictured by Pen and Pencil By Henry Allen Tupper, Tupper, Henry Allen: "The Crusaders Battlefield As faithfully chronicled by Michaud we read that at nightfall they gathered together by the Horns of Hatton Guy of Lusignau with Raynald of Chatillon the grand master of the Knights Templar and the Bishop of Lydda bearing the holy cross But a great triumph awaited the Moslem and the power of the Crusaders was broken forever in the Holy Land King Guy was taken prisoner Chatillon whom Saladin hated with a peculiar hatred was killed and all the army of the noble knights were slain or taken prisoner The more one sees of the Moslem rule the stronger is his wish that ere long some power may rise and sweep from this land of blessed memory a nation of brutes whose barbarous cruelty is only exceeded"

1745 :: Miriam Thompson weds John Brackett


On this date in our family history . . . the 4th day of July . . . in the year 1745 . . . in Berwick, York County, Maine . . . Miriam Thompson becomes the bride of John Brackett . . . this Miriam and John are 2nd great-grandparents of Jerusha Marilla Smith nee Barker (1841-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




Brackett Genealogy Descendants
of Anthony Brackett of Portsmouth
and Captain Richard Brackett of Braintree.
With Biographies of the Immigrant Fathers,
Their Sons, and Others of Their Posterity
By Herbert Ierson Brackett
:
JOHN BRACKETT OF BERWICK AND HIS DESCENDANTS SIXTH GENERATION FAMILY NO 1 From Chapter VIII Descent Anthony Thomas Samuel Samuel John John Bracket was born June 29 1720 baptized January 21 1728 died February 18 1814 He perhaps served in King George


Thursday, May 29, 2008

1648 :: Birth of Samuell Pearson


On this date in our family history . . . the 29th day of May . . . in the year 1648 . . . it is recorded that Samuell Pearson is born in Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Samuell is a 10th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




Essex Institute Historical Collections
By Essex Institute, Peabody & Essex Museum

80 4 Samuel Pearson Deacon John80 born 29 5 mo 1648 married in Newbury 6 Dec 1670 Mary Poore she died 27 Oct 1671 He married 2 in Haverhill 16 April 1672 Dorcas Johnson of Haverhill Child by wife Mary baptized in our church 80 21 Mercy3 b 27 Oct bapt 10 Dec 1671 m 24 Jan 1693 4 James Thurston of Newbury



1780 :: Massacre of the Waxhaws


On this date in our extended family history . . . the 29th day of May . . . in the year 1780 . . . it is said that Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals . . . allegedly after the continentals surrender . . . 113 Americans are killed . . . this Buford is a great-grand-uncle of our William Paschal Henry (1836-1912) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . 



The True Andrew Jackson
By Cyrus Townsend Brady



Friday, May 23, 2008

1758 :: Birth of Miriam Brackett


On this date in our family history . . . the 23rd day of May . . . in the year 1758 . . . Miriam Brackett is born in Berwick, York County, Maine . . . this Miriam is the future wife of Morrell Hobbs (1753-1826) . . . and she is a 2nd great-grandma to Thomas Warren Alonzo Smith (1866-1920) . . . who is the maternal grandpa to the Mother of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .







from
Brackett Genealogy
Descendants
of
Anthony Brackett of Portsmouth
and
Captain Richard Brackett of Braintree.
With Biographies of the Immigrant Fathers,
Their Sons, and Others of Their Posterity
By
Herbert Ierson Brackett


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

1656 :: Birth of Charles Lee


On this date in our family history . . . the 21st day of May . . . in the year 1656 . . . Charles Lee is born at Cobb's Hall in Northumberland County, Virginia . . . this Charles is a 2nd great-grand-uncle to General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) . . . and a 4th great-grandpa to General Jubal Anderson Early (1816-1894) . . . and he is also a 4th great-grandpa to William Paschal Henry (1836-1912) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .


AND . . . this Charles Lee is the father-in-law of Thomas Buford, Jr. . . . who was born on this date . . . the 21st day of May . . . in the year 1682 . . . in Lancaster County, Virginia . . . Thomas' wife, Elizabeth Metstand Lee, is a 1st cousin three times removed to General Robert E. Lee . . . and Thomas and Elizabeth are 3rd great-grandparents to General Jubal Anderson Early . . . and they are 3rd great-grandparents to the above mentioned William Paschal Henry . . . who is a 4th cousin twice removed to General Robert E. Lee . . . and a 4th cousin to General Jubal Anderson Early . . .

AND . . . this Charles Lee is a 7th great-grandpa to Robert E. Henry, Jr. (1930-1997) . . . who is born on this date . . . the 21st day of May . . . in the year 1930 . . . in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Robert E. Henry is a 6th great-grandson of the above mentioned Thomas Buford . . . and a 4th cousin five times removed of General Robert E. Lee . . . "Uncle Bob" is the only brother of the mother of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




Stratford Hall and the Lees Connected with Its History
Biographical, Genealogical and Historical
By Frederick Warren Alexander



Monday, May 19, 2008

1687 OR 1688 :: Death of Anne Wheeler


On this date in our family history . . . the 19th day of May . . . in the year 1688 . . . according to The New England Historical and Genealogical Register . . . Anne Chase Mus(Silloway) nee Wheeler dies at about sixty-six or sixty-seven years of age . . . presumably somewhere in Massachusetts . .
 . 


Aquila Chase, brother to Thomas Chase, m. Anne Wheeler, daughter of John Wheeler of Hampton, removed, iin 1646, to Newbury, where he d., Aug. 29, 1670, aged 52. His widow, Anne, m. Daniel Mussiloway, June 14, 1672, and d. May 19, 1688. . . .

Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs also says Anne died in May of 1688 . . . however . . . according to . . .




as well as an SAR Application . . . Anne died 21 April 1687 . . .

This Anne, who was first married to Aquila Chase (c.1618-c.1670), is a 4th great-grandma to Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873), a former Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court whose picture was used on the $10,000 bill 1928-1946 . . . and she is a 6th great-grandma to First Lady Frances (Mrs. Grover) Cleveland . . . and a 7th great-grandma to E.E. Cummings . . . and Anne is also a 5th great-grandma to William Thurston Merrill (1816-1898) . . . who is a 3rd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .








Wednesday, May 14, 2008

1667 :: Sarah Clough weds Daniel Merrill


On this date in our family history . . . the 14th day of May . . . in the year 1667 . . . 20-year-old Sarah Clough becomes the bride of 25-year-old Daniel Merrill in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Sarah and Daniel are 4th great-grandparents of William Thurston Merrill (1816-1898) . . . who is a 3rd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




The Ancestry of Walter M. Thurston
Giving Some Account of the Families of
Carroll, De Beaufort, Merrill, Moore, Mosbaugh,
Pearson, Pine, Poore, Reynolds, Van Kruyne, and Von Bauer
By John H Thurston, Walter M Thurston
:



DANIEL MERRILL Nathaniel i son of Nathaniel and Susanna Merrill of New bury Mass born there Aug 20 1642 lived in Newbury Salisbury and Haverhill Mass married May 14 1667 SARAH CLOUGH dau of John and Martha Clough He died March 27 1717 Children



Saturday, May 10, 2008

1403 :: Katherine Swynford


On this date in our distant family history . . . the 10th day of May . . . in the year 1403 . . . Katherine de Roet dies in Lincolnshire, England . . . her tomb, and that of her daughter Joan Beaufort, are under a carved-stone canopy in the sanctuary of Lincoln Cathedral, but their remains are no longer in them, because the tombs were despoiled in 1644, during the English Civil War . . . this dowager Duchess of Lancaster is currently believed to be a 16th great-grandma of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .





The Dictionary of National BiographyBy Sidney Lee







THE NUMISMATIC CHRONICLE,
AND JOURNAL OF THE NUMISMATIC SOCIETY







Scraps from my scrap-book.Comprising rambling recollections of cardinal Wiseman,
and other scraps
By Scraps








Katherine Swynford is the subject of Anya Seton's novel Katherine (published in 1954) and of Alison Weir's biography Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and his Scandalous Duchess. Swynford is also the subject of Jeanette Lucraft's historical biography Katherine Swynford: The History of a Medieval Mistress. This book seeks to establish Swynford as a powerful figure in the politics of 14th-century England, and an example of how a woman could manipulate the social mores of the time for her own interests rather than just as the sexual temptress that previous writers have portrayed. See also . . .



Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Esther Bond Williams nee Blakely


Sometime after this date . . . the 30th day of April . . . in the year 1698 . . . Esther / Hester Bond Williams nee Blakely dies . . . Esther is a 5th great-grandma of William Merrill (1816-1898) . . . who is a 3rd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




 


  The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
By Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters, Henry F. Waters,
New England Historic Genealogical Society
:











Sunday, April 27, 2008

1752 :: Samuel Brackett


On this date in our family history . . . the 27th day of April . . . in the year 1752 . . . 80-year-old Samuel Brackett dies in Berwick, York County, Maine . . . this Samuel is a 4th great-grandpa to Jerusha Marilla Smith nee Barker (1841-1899) . . . who is paternal grandma to Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) . . . who is the maternal grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . . and this Samuel Brackett is also a 1st cousin three times removed to Peter Brackett (1838-1927) . . . who is the adoptive father of Eva May Smith (1874-1936) . . . who is the mother of the above mentioned Elizabeth . . .



Old Eliot
A Monthly Magazine of the History and Biography
of the Upper Parish of Kittery, Now Eliot
:




See also --







Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Order of the Garter


On this date in our family history . . . the 23rd day of April . . . in the year 1348 . . . the founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III of England is announced on St George's Day . . . this King Edward the father of Edward the Black Prince . . . as well as father of John of Gaunt . . . who is believed to be a 16th great-grandpa to our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .



The Gentleman's Magazine



Flags of the World, Past and Present
Their Story and Associations
By William John Gordon, Frederick Edward Hulme, W J Stokoe




Memorials of the Order of the Garter,
from Its Foundation to the Present Time
Including the History of the Order;
Biographical Notices of the Knights
in the Reigns of Edward III. and Richard II.,
the Chronological Succession of the Members ...
By George Frederick Beltz




Life of Edward the Black Prince
By Louise Creighton, Louise von Glehn Creighton





Tuesday, April 22, 2008

1741 :: Elizabeth Clark weds Joseph Anthony


On or about this date in our family history . . . the 22nd day of April . . . in the year 1741 . . . probably in Hanover County, Virginia . . . Elizabeth Clark becomes the bride of Joseph Anthony . . . Elizabeth and Joseph are 2nd great-grandparents of our Josephine (2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog) . . . as well as her sister, Margaret Frances Antony nee Davis (1833-1912) . . . Elizabeth and Joseph are also great-grandparents of Dr. Milton Antony, Jr. (1824-1885), husband of the aforementioned Margaret . . . which means Margaret and Milton were 1st cousins once removed . . . this Dr. Antony was Rockdale Postmaster 1876-1877 . . . and Milton and Margaret's son, Edwin L. Antony, was Milam County Prosecuting Attorney 1876-1878, and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives . . . Dr. Antony's father, and grandson of Elizabeth and Joseph, was Dr, Milton Antony, Sr., who founded the Medical College of Georgia . . . 







P.S. . . . this Elizabeth is a sister to Agnes Clark . . . who married Benjamin Johnston . . . and Agnes and Benjamin are 2nd great-grandparents to Samuel Langhorne Clemens . . . which makes Mark Twain a fourth cousin four times removed to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .


Monday, April 21, 2008

1753 :: Elizabeth Brackett nee Botts


On this date in our family history . . . the 21st day of April . . . in the year 1753 . . . and less than a year following the death of her husband, Samuel Brackett (1672-1752) . . . Elizabeth Brackett nee Botts dies in Berwick, York County, Maine . . . this Elizabeth is a 4th great-grandma to Jerusha Marilla Smith nee Barker . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .


Old Kittery and Her Families
(Google eBook)
Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole
Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903 - 822 pages


Thursday, April 17, 2008

1654 :: Mary Mitton weds Thomas Brackett


On this date in our family history . . . the 17th day of April . . . in the year 1654 . . . somewhere in Maine . . . Mary Mitton becomes the bride of Thomas Brackett . . . this Mary and Thomas are 9th great-grandparents to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .













Friday, April 11, 2008

1662 :: Marriage of Elizabeth Parrott and John Buford


On this date in our family history . . . the 11th day of April . . . in the year 1662 . . . Elizabeth Parrott becomes the bride of John Buford in Virginia . . . Elizabeth and John are 5th great-grandparents of General Jubal Anderson Early (1816-1894) . . . as well as 5th great-grandparents of William Paschal Henry (1836-1912) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper to this family history blog . . .



Thursday, April 03, 2008

1882 :: Death of Jesse James


On this date . . . the 3rd day of April . . . in the year 1882 . . . Jesse James is shot in the back and killed for a bounty of US $5,000 . . .



American State Trials
A Collection of the Important and Interesting Criminal Trials
which Have Taken Place in the United States
from the Beginning of Our Government
to the Present Day
By John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard
:


Text not available

According to our Henry family tradition, it is said that some members of the James Gang stopped at the Henry property in Milam County to water their horses . . . our Henry family had arrived in Rockdale in the mid-1870s, and settled on land just north of town . . . it seems quite plausible there is some truth to this family tradition . . . and posted HERE is a report from another Milam County resident about the James Gang being in Rockdale c. 1880 . . .


FYI :: the "WPH" in the following table is William Paschal Henry (1836-1912), who is a 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




NAME KINSHIP NAME OTHER
Jesse Jamesis a stepson of -->Benjamin SimmsBenjamin is a 2nd cousin 4 X removed of Janice King Windle nee Woods who is a 23rd cousin 3 X removed of the Keeper of this website
Benjamin Simmsis an uncle of -->Augusta PetersAugusta is an aunt of Johnny Ringo
Augusta Petersis the wife of -->Coleman YoungerColeman is a 5th cousin once removed to our WPH; also brother of Henry Washington Younger who is father of the Younger Gang; also half-brother of the mother of the Dalton Gang; Coleman and Henry are sons of Charles Lee Younger who is 4th cousin twice removed to our WPH, all of whom are descendants of Richard Lee and Anne Constable, who are 5th great-grandparents of our WPH as well as 3rd great-grandparents of Robert E. Lee
Coleman Youngeris a grandpa of -->Cole Younger and his brothers
The Younger Gangare 6th cousins of -->William Paschal Henry


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

1706 :: Death of Sarah Merrill nee Clough


On this date in our family history . . . the 18th day of March . . . in the year 1706 . . . Sarah Merrill nee Clough dies in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . the daughter of John Clough and his wife, Jane, this Sarah is a 5th great-grandma to Phoebe Merrill . . . who is maternal grandma to Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) . . . who is the maternal grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .






  • Title :: Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, Volume 3
  • Authors :: Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs
  • Editor :: George Thomas Little
  • Publisher :: Lewis historical publishing company, 1909
  • Original from :: Harvard University
  • Digitized :: Sep 18, 2006




1665 :: Marriage of Sarah and Joseph



On (or about*) this date in our family history . . . the 18th day of March . . . in the year 1665 . . . Sarah Jackman becomes the bride of Joseph Palmer in Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Sarah and Joseph are 5th great-grandparents to Phoebe Merrill . . . who is maternal grandma to Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) . . . who is maternal grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .

[*Note . . . there are also records saying they married 01 March 1664 . . . or 16 March 1664 . . . ]


  • Title :: Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Boston and eastern Massachusetts, Volume 3
  • Editor :: William Richard Cutter
  • Publisher :: Lewis historical publishing company, 1908
  • Original from :: Harvard University
  • Digitized :: Sep 20, 2006

Sunday, March 16, 2008

1559 :: Sir Anthony St. Leger


On or about this date in our family history . . . the 16th day of March . . . in the year 1559 . . . Sir Anthony St. Leger dies . . . it is said of his death that . . . he returned to Ulcomb in Kent, the seat of his ancestors, where he died in 1559. . . . this Sir Anthony is currently believed to be a 12th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. . . .





The Irish Nation Its History and Its Biography
By James Wills






Friday, January 18, 2008

1663 :: Captain Sampson Waring of the Cliffs


On this date in our family history . . . the 18th day of January . . . in the year 1663 . . . Captain Sampson Waring "of the Cliffs" signs his will in Calvert County, Maryland . . . this Captain Waring is a 6th great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .







(I) Captain Sampson Waring, "of the Cliffs", as he styles himself in his will, was the first of his name to settle in Maryland. The exact date of his immigration from the old world is uncertain, but he was in Maryland probably as early as 1641. Previous to 1650 he had received grants for various tracts of land entered on the records under the name of "Sampson's Division", "Warington", etc., situated in Charles and Calvert counties as then known, but which are the present Charles and Prince George's counties. He is also spoken of in old papers as "Attorney at law". In 1659 he is mentioned as one of a jury drawn to try a man for some violation of the general laws relating to the church. His will is dated January 18, 1663, but was not probated until March 18, 1670. His wife's maiden name and the date of her death are unknown, but she is thought to have been a Miss Basil.


Baltimore Its History and Its People
By Clayton Colman Hall, Lewis Historical Publishing Co





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