Friday, April 6, 2018

H IS FOR HATFIELD



April 2018

I decided to continue using the 2016 A to Z logos since I had created the pages but not the posts.  I have over 20,000 people in my family tree so have lots of possibilities for posts.

H IS FOR HATFIELD,

My Maternal Great (x3) Grandmother is Phariba Hatfield.  Don't you just love that first name!  So far, I haven't found any other family members with that name other than her oldest daughter.  Of course, Phariba was born in 1795 so that makes records pretty scarce, especially when you are unable to travel to the family locales.  

I've tried to see if there was a family connection to the infamous Hatfield's of the Hatfields and McCoys, but other than that Phariba was born in Virginia, I can't make the connection.  Just discovered another tree that has her birthdate as 1791 which makes more sense.  Her first child was born in 1808. Looks like she had 18 children including three sets of twins.  No wonder there are 139 members in her DNA Circle on Ancestry.com.

Some confusion as to her date of death.  Some people have it at 1840, but I found her in the 1850 census so I believe she died sometime in the 1850's since I couldn't find her in the 1860 census.










Monday, January 29, 2018

G is for George

Well, I wrote this a couple of years ago and never published it.  So decided to go ahead and publish it now.





I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.  Each blogger can choose whatever subject matter they want.

Obviously, my interest is in Genealogy (categorized as History/Mythology for the Challenge), so I'll be posting short bios of my or my husband's ancestors.  Hopefully, this will give me the incentive to keep it up, at least for a month. Who knows, it might create a good habit.  

GEORGE WASHINGTON STRUNK
(b 30 April 1850 - d 27 Jan 1933)


One of the first things I remember learning about my Great Grandfather was the fact that he was named George Washington.  This was kind of funny because my Mother's 3 Grandfathers were all named for Presidents.  George Washington Strunk, Abraham Lincoln Weddle, and her Step-Grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Jeffers.  
George W  Strunk and Dillie McDonald marriage record.





George married Dillie McDonald on 18 Nov. 1875.   They had 13 children.



His family in the 1900 Census
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Dillie died in 1901.  In 1902, George married Lizzie Lancaster Toomey and added three step-daughters to the family.  The oldest Step-daughter, Mabel Toomey married his son, Edward Luther Strunk.


Snapshot of George on Marsh Creek probably taken in the years shortly before he died in 1933.





Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for Mary Estella Flaugh



I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.  Each blogger can choose whatever subject matter they want.

Obviously, my interest is in Genealogy (categorized as History/Mythology for the Challenge), so I'll be posting short bios of my or my husband's ancestors.  Hopefully, this will give me the incentive to keep it up, at least for a month.  Who knows, it might create a good habit. 


MARY ESTELLA FLAUGH
(b 1 Jan 1921 - d 16 Jun 2009)

Mary's High School Graduation photo 1939-1940

The following is a transcription of the Memorial Handout written by her daughter Carolyn.

"Mary Estella Humes was born Jan 1, 1921, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado to Tom and Mabel Carman Flaugh. Raised on a cattle ranch in an area at the foot of the Rockies, surrounded by trees, lakes, and rivers. Milking cows, gathering eggs, raking hay, riding horses and fishing for trout were part of her everyday life. She always loved the aspens in the fall with the rich colors of autumn. She got frostbitten, stabbed with a pitchfork, teased by her brothers and by her dad, who she always called "Tom" instead of Dad. She took care of her Mom, who was often ill. She played basketball, was in the Drama Club, and always wished she could sing.

Married December 31, 1940, in Yuma, Arizona to James Hallie Humes (also from Pagosa Springs), and immediately moved to San Diego. She was a wonderful daughter and sister, and a great mother to her two children, Cecil, and Carolyn. Mary was a fun, loving and affectionate grandmother and great grandmother! Mom loved the Padres and the Chargers, and would follow their games enthusiastically. She was a talented and impeccable seamstress, floral designer and homemaker. Her friends adored her, as did her nieces and nephews, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren! She will be dearly missed by all of us."




James Hallie and Mary Flaugh Humes, their wedding photo
Mary at her son's wedding 1964
Mary's daughter Carolyn, Grandson Cole, and Mary at Cole's Wedding 


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E IS FOR EMILY ELIZABETH CAIN

I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.  Each blogger can choose whatever subject matter they want.

Obviously, my interest is in Genealogy (categorized as History/Mythology for the Challenge), so I'll be posting short bios of my or my husband's ancestors.  Hopefully, this will give me the incentive to keep it up, at least for a month. Who knows, it might create a good habit.  



  

Emily Elizabeth Cain

b 7 Jan 1869 - d 24 Jul 1933 

 


Emily Elizabeth Cain, daughter of Milford J and Nancy Jane Weddle Cain, was born 7 Jan 1869 in Caintown, Pulaski County, Kentucky.  Emily was the oldest daughter and the second born of the family's six children.  Milford was a farmer.

"Lizzie" married Abe Weddle on 15 Feb 1885 at her parent's home by J. J. Cooper. (http://www.therainwatercollection.com/allied-bible.shtml#a)  Elizabeth's Great Grandfather was her husband's Grandfather, John Milton Weddle (b 1776 - d 1842.) Elizabeth's Maternal Grandfather, Daniel Spencer Weddle (b 1817 - d 1885) was the older brother of Lincoln's Father, Solomon Weddle (b1822 - d 1890.)

I love how all my ancestors used different versions of their names throughout the years.  Emily Elizabeth was Emily, Elizabeth, and Lizzie on different records.  Abraham Lincoln was Abraham, Abe, Lincoln, A L, and Abe on different records.

 Elizabeth was the mother of Herbert Cain Weddle (b 1887 - d 1926), Lida Ella (b 1890-d 1959), Nannie Helen (b 1898 - d 1970), Minnie Pauline (b 1901 - d 1990), and Martha Elizabeth Weddle (b 1907 - d 1983).


Weddle Family about 1903: Abraham Lincoln, Nancy Helen, Herbert Cain, Lida Ellen, Minnie Pauline, and Emily Elizabeth Cain.  Date of photo estimated from Pauline's birth year of 1901


 Below is a family photo taken about 12 years later.  Herbert is married and away from home.  This includes daughter born after previous photo.


Note from my Aunt Libby identifying family members. Picture was probably taken about 1916 since youngest daughter was born 1907 and family moved to Mississippi in 1917.


 Their middle child, Helen, married a young man she met at Berea College.  He became a Realtor in Mississippi, and sold her parents some land in Mississippi in 1917 and they established a farm.

Their son Herbert, died in 1926.  Due to health problems his wife couldn't care for their children so Abe and Emily took the two youngest children home to Mississippi.  Later, the youngest girl returned to her mother, but the middle daughter didn't want to return to her mother.  After Abe's death, the two Elizabeth's moved to Sangamon, Illinois. I found them there in the 1930 census, living near the Weddle daughter, Ella Sievers. 

Elizabeth Cain Weddle died 24 July, 1933.  She is buried next to her husband and near her son, parents, and quite a few siblings in the Somerset City Cemetery in Somerset Kentucky.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D is for Dillie McDonald

I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.  Each blogger can choose whatever subject matter they want.

Obviously, my interest is in Genealogy (categorized as History/Mythology for the Challenge), so I'll be posting short bios of my or my husband's ancestors.  Hopefully, this will give me the incentive to keep it up, at least for a month. Who knows, it might create a good habit.  



Dillie McDonald

(b 26 Nov 1858 - d 17 Jan 1901)

Dillie McDonald, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Reed McDonald, was born in the Scott County, Tennessee. She and her Twin sister Millie McDonald were the next to the last of the eight children in the family.  

Dillie married George Washington Strunk 18 Nov 1875. 



 Dillie was the Mother of 13 children born between 1876 and 1900.  



My dream wish is to make a connection with one of the many cousins back in Kentucky/Tennessee who by some odd chance have a photograph of Dillie that nobody else in the family knows about.  

Dillie died 17 Jan 1901.  She is buried in the Isham Cemetery, Scott County, Tennessee.  My Grandmother was only seven years old when she died, so I didn't hear many stories about her.

Photo courtesy of findagrave.com contributor:
Theresa/Thunderbird584
7/03/2010

#A to Z Challenge, #Strunk, #Tennessee, #Scott County

Monday, April 4, 2016

C is for Carter Tadlock

I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.  Each blogger can choose whatever subject matter they want.

Obviously, my interest is in Genealogy (categorized as History/Mythology for the Challenge), so I'll be posting short bios of my or my husband's ancestors.  Hopefully, this will give me the incentive to keep it up, at least for a month. Who knows, it might create a good habit.

I started this post when I was attempting Amy Johnson Crow's challenge for geneabloggers called  "Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks."  Amy challenges genealogists to write about one ancestor once a week.  It was sitting in the "Drafts" folder, so decided to switch the Challenge.  #52Ancestors, # Blogging from A to Z, 


CARTER TADLOCK

Carter Tadlock, my Great Grandfather, was born 24 Dec 1836 in Marion, Crittendon, Kentucky. I'm not sure where the location information came from, probably from someone else's tree. Census records do state he was born in Kentucky.  According to the 1840 census, the family was living in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky.

By  1850, they were living in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee

I've been unable to find Carter in the 1860 Census,

Hostilities in The Civil War began on April 12, 1961, with the attack on Fort Sumter.  Carter enlisted as a Pvt in Co A, 1 Reg't Texas Infantry in Jefferson Texas on April 27, 1861.  He apparently also is recorded as having enlisted again in New Orleans on May 16, 1861.

In 2007, a cousin, great grandson of Carter's sister, Margaret, sent me an email with the following information: "I was just looking back over some notes I made several years ago after talking with my grandmother. ... Grandmother said that Carter Tadlock was injured badly during the Civil War. He fought with the First Texas Regiment. He fought in the East and was captured and wounded during the war. Grandmother said he was hit in the head with a saber. She said he had terrible headaches for the rest of his life, and she was convinced that he eventually died of the wound he had suffered in the war."

Muster Roll:
Absent sick since 23 June Present at West Point at 7 Pines


For civil war buffs, here is a link to a map of the Seven Pines Battle:  http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/seven-pines/maps/sevenpinesmap1.html

Carter was also listed as a Prisoner of War and granted a parole in 1865

Carter Tadlock Parole Document Transcript
Headquarters Department of Virginia,
No….61                    
Columbia, Va.,                                  May 4th, 1865
Carter married Amanda Newton in 1867 in Kentucky.  They had eight children between 1868 and 1884 and moved to Texas.  "Carter and his family settled originally in Rusk County, Texas; and the 1880 census puts them in Henderson, the county seat.  Carter and Amanda later moved to Kyle, Texas, which was first settled in 1880." (Note from a cousin - see above)

According to the Family Bible, Carter died 24 June 1885, presumably in Kyle, Texas - but I don't have any proof yet.  


Saturday, April 2, 2016

B is for Greenup BIRD Patterson



I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.  Each blogger can choose whatever subject matter they want.


Obviously, my interest is in Genealogy (categorized as History/Mythology for the Challenge), so I'll be posting short bios of my or my husband's ancestors.  Hopefully, this will give me the incentive to keep it up, at least for a month. Who knows, it might create a good habit.  

GREENUP BIRD PATTERSON 
(b May 1829 d 6 Nov 1905)

I don't have any direct ancestors whose first or last name starts with B so... I chose my Paternal Great Grandfather whose first name is strange, and whose middle name sounds like it should be a family name, but I can't find any connections.

Green's father and mother are two of my "brick walls."  They appear in the 1850 census in Boone County Missouri.  John Patterson, a farmer, born 1795 in Kentucky, and his wife, Sarah, born 1798 in Virginia.  John Patterson is such a common name that I haven't been able to place them in Kentucky

John, Sarah, Henry, Greenup, Samuel, John, James and Sarah Patterson


Greenup marries Elizabeth Ann Wigham (b 27 Oct 1831 - d 14 Dec 1907), on 10 April 1851.  They continue to live in Boone County Missouri through 1870.  In 1872, my Grandfather, Jasper Patterson is born in San Marcos, Hays County, Texas.  Greenup and Elizabeth continued to live in San Marcos until their deaths.  
Greenup (Green or GB) and Lizabeth Wigham Patterson Headstone
San Marcos Cemetery, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas
(Photo courtesy of a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer - I can't find her name right now, but she also was able to send me copies of their wills)

#Patterson, #Greenup, #Boone County, #Texas