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

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

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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 . . .

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

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