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Thursday, May 29, 2008

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 York County, Maine [probably in Berwick] . . . 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 . . .

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

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


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 . . .

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

1864 :: Our Joseph survives the Battle of the Wilderness

On this date in our family history . . . the 6th day of May . . . in the year 1864 . . . Private Jos. H. Nettles is a member of Hood's Texas Brigade as they fight at the Battle of the Wilderness alongside Confederate General Robert E. Lee (who is a 4th cousin six times removed to the Keeper of this family history blog) . . . 

Nettles is reported as wounded in the leg on this date, while a very large number of fellow Texans lose their lives . . . this Joseph Helidorah Nettles (1832-1890) is a 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog . . .

The Battle of the Wilderness
By Morris Schaff

And from The Handbook of Texas Online . . .

Hood's Texas Brigade rallies around General Lee. May 06, 1864. On this day in 1864, in one of the most moving incidents of the Civil War, Confederate general Robert E. Lee ordered the celebrated Hood's Texas Brigade to the front, and they in turn ordered him to the rear. During a critical moment of the fierce Battle of the Wilderness, as the Southern battle line was crumbling, Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, was heartened to see the Texas Brigade, under the command of John Gregg, arrive on the field as reinforcements. With a cry of "Hurrah for Texas!" Lee ordered them forward against the Union army and, carried away by his enthusiasm, began to lead them into the charge. The Texans, unwilling to risk their idol in battle, stopped and gathered around him, yelling "Lee to the rear!" and held onto his horse until he withdrew. The Texas Brigade suffered severe losses, but the Union army was once more fought to a standstill.

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