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1 Committal of ashes was in the Daniels County Cemetery. BB I4223 Hersel, Edwin (I4223)
 
2 1 - Esther, Horace, Elias & Erastus

Asa Yeamans, his wife Jerusha Wightman, his father-in-law Benjamin Wightman and other relatives came to Matagorda, Texas on January 27, 1829 on the sailing ship "Little Zoe." All of his sons served in the Texas Revolution in 1836. Three of his sons, were members of Fannin's force which battled the Mexican Army and were captured at Coleto Creek, near Goliad, Texas. Erastus and Elias both died in the following Massacre by the Mexican Army at Goliad on Palm Sunday 1836. The other son, Daniel, managed to escape and lived to tell the story of the Massacre but lost his mind from the horrors seen there. (See "Joseph Yeamans, Sr., Family" by Phyllis Yeamans Culver, page 573, "Historic Matagorda County, Volume II.")

his wife, Jerusha Wightman Yeamans, and their children arrived in Matagorda. They were one of the families listed as passengers aboard the Little Zoe. These families were members of Elias R. Wightman’s colony. Elias R. Wightman had been granted land by Stephen F. Austin to build a town at the mouth of the Colorado River. Also with them on this adventure were Benjamin and Esther Wightman, parents of Jerusha Wightman Yeamans and El ELIAS R . Wightman. Asa ‘s parents. Daniel and Esther Sterling Yeamans remained in New York. Caleb S. Yeamans, Asa’s son by a first marriage, also remained there. Asa and Jerusha’s children were: Elias, Erastus, Daniel, Horace, .Joseph, and Esther. The sons all served in the Texas Revolution. Elias, Erastus, and Daniel were at the Battle of Goliad, and Elias and Erastus were killed at that battle, and their names are listed on the monument there. Daniel survived, but lost his mind from the horrors seen there. Horace and Joseph served at the Battle of Velasco. Horace married EIiza Baxter in 1844, and settled in the Tres Palacios area. Esther married William Baxter, Sr., and lived in Matagorda. Joseph Yeamans, Sr., married Margaret Schmidt of Oldenberg, Germany, in 1833. As a soldier, Joseph served at the Battle of Velasco in Captain Thomas Stewart’s Company, which was organized at Matagorda, Texas, in February, 1836. Along with his uncle Elias Wightman and five other men, they helped hold the port open at the Fort of Velasco while the Battle of San Jacinto was raging. Joseph served as a member of the original list of jurors drawn for the April term for I837 at the District Court He was also the first County Surveyor of Matagorda County under the Republic of Texas. Joseph, Sr., and Margaret had thirteen children? Benjamin; Erastus; Emily, who married H.P. Gove; Esther, who married Abner Reeves; Joseph, Jr.; Phillip, Sr.; Elias; John; Mary, who died at age twelve in the yellow fever epidemic: Caroline, who married .Jimmy Williams; Asa “Acey’”; Horace: and Floyd. Joseph, Sr., died on February 19, 1895. and Margaret died on June 10, 1897. They were buried in the Matagorda Cemetery. 
BB I500146 Yeamans, Asa (I500146)
 
3 1753 - Bruk 10, Rygg, Gloppen Sogn og Fjordane
1837 - Bruk 2, Skjerdal, Gloppen, Sogn og Fjordane 
BB I135 Rygg, Gunnhild Margrete Nilsdatter (I135)
 
4 2 stk Ole som var i Hennøy i den tiden hun kan være født som kan være hennes far. Ole Olesen (Bnr.2) og Ole Jacobsen Klubben (Bnr.3) BB I0176 Hennøy, Anne Olesdatter (I0176)
 
5 32Weeks BB I831 Hessevåg, Cygni Steffensdatter (I831)
 
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Final Rites Are Held Sunday 101-Year-Old Matagorda Woman


Funeral Services for Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Baxter, 101, were held Sunday afternoon at the Matagorda Cemetery. Mrs. Baxter would have been 102 December 17. Mrs. Baxter, reported to be Matagorda County’s oldest citizen, was born on the Matagorda Peninsula and lived in the county all her life. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lou Ellis, at Matagorda Friday night. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Will McNabb, Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. Lou Ellis, and Mrs. Lydia Moberly of Matagorda and Mrs. Amos Lee of Bay City; 23 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren.Mrs. Baxter lived to see three of her children celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries: Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. McNabb.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 25, 1949   

 
BB I500069 Williams, Ann Elizabeth (I500069)
 
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John Aaron Williams immigrated from Denmark, and changed his name from Erasmusson to Williams because he had refused compulsory service, which he considered, slavery, in the Danish NavyHe did not want to be traced to the United StatesThe date of his entrance is unknown, but he was in MatagordaTexasby 1846that being the year that he married Catherine Franz (1828-l914), daughter of Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz, who arrived in Galveston from Nassau, Germany via the ship Deluis in 1845They lived in the German settlement on the Matagorda Peninsula.

or: #181818;">In Texas Cowboy Charles Siringo described the "Dutch" settlement on the peninsula as having dozen houses. The John AWilliams family were kind neighbors to the widow Siringo and her two children; Charles being best friend to their son, Billyuntil Billmarried Charles' sweetheart, Martha Franz.

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ze: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;">The 1850 census shows John Williams as a ships carpenter; he was also a stockman, raising cattle and sheep. During the Civil War he acted as a scout for the Confederate camp stationed at the mouth of Caney Creek, upon occasion stealing horses for the rebels from the Yankee contingent stationed at Decrow's Point on the peninsula. He was captured twice, sentenced to hang the second time, but released with a stringent warning, after the rope was placed around his neck. He was a Confederate sympathizer, but not with the slavery issue, and he helped several slaves escape. John Williams was killed shortly after the Civil War in an accident involving a cannon shell. He died in the Colorado House in Matagorda, and was buried on the peninsula. His grave site was lost.

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tify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;">Catherine Franz Williams was left to rear a large family alone. She bought property at Big Hill for fifty cents per acre and moved her family from the peninsula after the terrible storm of 1875She was a good business woman and stockman, and was known in the

">community for good works and Christian charity. She lived in her old age with her daughter, Jennie, and son-in-law, B. A. Ryman, in MatagordaShe died in the B. A. Ryman home at the age of eighty-six.

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yle="font-family: Arial;">John and Catherine Williams had eleven children, all born on the Matagorda Peninsula: Ann Elizabeth (1847-1949)
James F. (1849-1938)
John A
(1851-1920)

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15in;">William was buried in Palacios, Laura Mettie and Henry Pwere buried in Bay City, and the other children were buried in the Matagorda Cemetery.

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style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;">James F. married Caroline Yeamans (1852-1919)and their children wereCharles P(1873-1950), a pharmacist, who married Daisy Phillips (1880-1941) and had Preston, James F. "Jimbo," and C. P.; William Elisa "Willie" (1875-1950), who married Margaret

ustify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;">"Baby" Baxter (1880-1927) and had Dinsmore (1899-1977) and Louise; JH. “Jimmy" (1877-1900)who wadrowned in a shipwreck in Matagorda Bay in the hurricane of 1900Laura, who married twice, her second husband, a Mr. Emill, adopted her daughter, DorothySadie, who married JP. Pariss, and had JP.Patand Irma; Annie (1886-1949) who married Gus Byers and had Margariteand married second Mr. Maynard and had Ted;John May (1891-1918), who died overseas in the influenza epidemic during World War I; and Darwin (1893-1945) who married Virginia Foster and had one daughter, Shirley, and married second Jo Reed. The deceased were buried in the Matagorda CemeteryJohn A. "Johnny" was a cowboy who rode the Chisholm

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Arial;">Wilhelmina married first a Dr. Allen and had one son, Willie, married second a Kilbride and had Harryand married third Henry Eidelbach, and had Eugene and Henry.

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nt-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;">William "Billy" married Martha FranzTheir children were: George, Alvin, "Pete," Mabel, Lyda GayLula, and MyrtleThey lived in Palacios.

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: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;">Family tradition claims that Lucy and her sister Sally were murdered by their brother-in-lawDr. Allen, who was in love with Lucy while married to her sister Wilhelmina. When Lucy became engaged to Henry Eidelbach, Dr. Allen poisoned her out of jealousy, and then poisoned Sally to divert suspicion. He fled the town with the Williams boys in hot pursuitbut he escaped. Later the family got a letter from him from Africa in which he told that the Williams boys had been all around himbut he had buried himself in the sand.

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-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;">Laura Mettie married Jim Gillett and had FredStanleyWalterCatherine, Eloise, and Ann, who married W. TCox.

 

pan style="font-family: Arial;">Sarah "Sally" and Lucy were buried on the Matagorda Peninsula. Their graves are lost.

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p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0.15in;">Nancy Jane "Jennie" married Boltes Albert Ryman.

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ize: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #2c2c2c;">The other descendants of John Aaron and Anna Katrina Elizabeth "Catherine" Franz Williams are too numerous to name. Those descendants living in Matagorda in 1984 were: Bess Moberley Brown, Vadyse Bedford Hood,James F "Jimbo" WilliamsBessie Mae Baxter OwenOscar Rucks Moberley, Geraldyne Ryman HavardWilma Ruth Nini MillerAddie Lee Nini Johnson, Violet Baxter Smith, Clancy Baxter and childrenClancy and Julie,Catherine Lawhon Anderson, Jaqueline Baxter Newton, Marianne Serrill Mathis, Richard R. Serrill and children, Richard R. III and Heather, Kenneth Baxter, Robert Baxter, and Barbara Baxter Stallings.

 

n;" align="left">Historic Matagorda County, Volume II, pages 563 - 565
 

 
BB I500184 Franz, Anna Katrina Elizabeth "Catherine" (I500184)
 
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Benjamin was the fourth generation of the Wightman family in America. The Wightmans emigrated from Montville, Conn. to Herkimer Co. N.Y. where the settlement became known as Whitmantown. Benjamin was a Baptist Minister, and both he and his wife were lineally descended from colonial clergymen; among these were Valentine Wightmen, Obidiah Holmes and Roger Williams, first governer of Rhode Island. Benjamin served in Col. Willet's Tryon County Rangers of N. Y. during the American Revolu-

an buried in Matagorda Co. (From: Historic Matagorda Co., Volume 1, p.100)

 
BB I500149 Wightman, Benjamin (I500149)
 
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Immigrated with 4 of 5 sons to Newport, RI 1654. Son Valentine settled

preter for Richard Smith. Son, Daniel

2nd Baptist Church, Newport.

 
BB I500178 Wightman, John (I500178)
 
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William A. Baxter, son of \William P. Baxter and Esther Wightman Yeamans was born October 25, I 835. in Matagorda County, and died August 20, 1889. he married October 25. 186 I . to Josephine Bruce, daughter of David t. Bruce and Elizabeth [Smalley) Burnett Bruce. She died of yellow fever at the age of twenty two, September 25. I 862, and was buried at Matagorda. This couple did not have any children. His second marriage was to Ann E. Williams, March 16, 1868 He, like his father, was a rancher. During the Civil \WAR, he was in Company D, 6th Texas .infantry, C.S.A. He was justice of the peace in Matagorda from June to December of 1869,filling in when W.H. Burkhart died. In the probate minutes, William A. Baxter was made administrator of his wife's estate, which consisted of one hundred acres of land on the Peninsula and the following children were named; [1] Annie L. born June 12, 1870, married Amos lee, November 13, 1890. She died February 15, I959 (2)Robert J. born 1872, died 1854, married Addie Sterling August 9, 1983; (3)Henry Phillip, born October13,1872, died October 22,1945. married May E. Bedford, June 4 1903; (4) Minnie R. born April I 1876. died February I8.1946, married Willie Edward Bedford . November 16,

der: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: #105a83; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">I898; (5).Jennie L.,born I879, died 1965. married William E. McNabb July 21, 1899: (6)Bessie. born 1878,died 1955, married Edward C. Baker. December 30, 1898; (7)Lida, born 1883, died 1967, married 0. R. Moberly, November 18. I903; and (8)George Collins. born June 10, 1888, died June 29. I 963 married Rose Lawhon.

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BB I500068 Baxter, William A (I500068)
 
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 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmeigs/misc/Hardesty.html

John Q. Adams: was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, February 21, 1833, and came to Meigs county when he was three years of age, and has since then made his home in this county. Here he was married, September 11, 1869, Rebecca Sibert on that date becoming his wife. They have two daughters, Emma, born 1 April 1871, and Jennie S., born 28 January, 1880. By a former marriage, entered upon October 21, 1855, with Emeline Peoples, John Q. Adams became the father of: Marcus A., born 11 August, 1856, who lives in this county; Ida M., May 21, 1858, resides with her father; Joseph E., March 1, 1860, lives in this county; Addison, January 26, 1862 and William P., 3 October 1865, live at home. The first wife of Mr. Adams was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, 26 April 1836, a daughter of Robert and Anna E. (Palmer) Peoples, and she died 22 July 1867. John and Elizabeth (Johnson) Adams, parents of John Q., settled in Meigs county in 1836, and the mother died here in 1869. John Adams is also deceased, his death occurring in the county in November, 1879. N. D. and Louisa (Johnson) Sybarite, also came to Meigs county in 1836, and here their daughter Rebecca was born, 14 February, 1850. Mrs. Sybarite died on the 15th of November, 1867. John Q. Adams served 100 days in the war of 1861, in the 140th Ohio National Guards. Two of his present wife's brothers, Abraham and Peter Sibert, were soldiers in that war, and Peter died in the service. John Q. Adams is proprietor of the Adam's grist and saw mills, and is doing a large and profitable business, also engaging in the buying of wheat and other grain. He may be addressed at Keno, Meigs county, Ohio.

 
BB I500036 Adams, John Quincy (I500036)
 
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1860 Census:    evidently there was another John/Elizabeth Adams family living in Carroll County Ohio at this same time, although a few years younger.

Name: Elizabeth Adams
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: Chester Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 66
Race: White
Race (Original): [Blank]
Birth Year (Estimated): 1794
Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Adams  M 71 Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Adams  F 66 Pennsylvania

 

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCL5-NHK : accessed 27 April 2015), Elizabeth Adams in household of John Adams, Chester Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing p. 146, household ID 1061, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,008.

 
BB I500027 Adams, John (I500027)
 
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listed as jaspar on the 1860 census Chester twp # 1087-1062 Hardesty's Historical and geographical encyclopedia, Meigs County, OH , 1883, Personal Hx dept. p. 31 Civil War 7th OH Battery
P. 90 Marriages of Meigs County, OH 1819-1913 by Wes Cochran
1870 census meigs Co, OH Chester Twp # 62-62 John Adams Joseph McDole 43 PA Sarah McDole 34 OH William 14 Ellsworth 8 Ulissyes 1
1880 Census, Meigs Co, Chester twp # 251-260

 
BB I500013 McDole, Joseph (I500013)
 
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Census: 1900 Dallas Co., Missouri - Sheridan Twp., ED 32 Sheet 3A [p126]
John A Hawley, head, Jul 1838, 61, married 38 yrs, Oh Pa Va, Farmer, owns, free, farm
Julia J., wife, Jun 1844, 55, married 38 yrs, 11 children, 9 living, Oh MA PA, [blank]
Sherman, son, Aug 1865, 34, single, Oh Oh Oh, Carpenter
George W., son, Apr 1878, 22, single, IA Oh Oh, Farm Laborer
Marcellis, son, Oct 1881, 19, single, IA Oh Oh, Farm Laborer
Lizzie A., dau, Oct 1881, 19, single, IA Oh Oh, [blank]
Edith A., dau, Sep 1884, 15, KS Oh Oh, [blank]

 
BB I500051 Hawley, John Adams (I500051)
 
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1880 Census, name mis-spelled as "Halley"

Census: 1880 Monroe Co., Iowa - Albia Twp., p 191C
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John A. HALLEY Self M Male W 41 OH Carpenter OH OH
Julia J. HALLEY Wife M Female W 37 OH Keeping House MA ---
John R. HALLEY Son S Male W 17 OH Farmer OH OH
Ellis Sherme HALLEY Son S Male W 14 OH At School OH OH
Laura HALLEY Dau S Female W 13 OH At School OH OH
Alice HALLEY Dau S Female W 12 OH At School OH OH
Samantha R. HALLEY Dau S Female W 8 OH OH OH
George Wyatt HALLEY Son S Male W 2 IA OH OH

 
BB I500051 Hawley, John Adams (I500051)
 
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From Rootsweb:  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1803508&id=I653999263

"there is a Meigs Co Probate Record for John Adams et al to David Hannum et al which lists Jacob Adams, his spouse Susannah, Wm Hawley, Rebecca Hawley, J.Q. Adams, Emily [Peoples] Adams, John Torrence, Elizabeth Torrence, William Torrence, Margaret Torrence, Joseph McDole, Sarah McDole, Harvey Neff, Margery Neff, James A Shane, Mary Shane. The Shanes are not listed as grantors. [I think the Shanes are in Jefferson Co]. Tracking this probate back may lead to Rebecca's family." 

 
BB I500035 Adams, Rebecca (I500035)
 
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http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pulaski/moses_marshall_family_tree.htm

Moses Marshall married, probably in Pennsylvania, Mary Adams (1778-1865), the sister of Martin, Thomas, George, Jacob, John and Elizabeth Adams. Many of the Adams group came to Ohio about the same time as did Moses Marshall and settled in Columbiana and Jefferson Counties. Martin Adams came from Pennsylvania to what was then Saline Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, (afterwards Brush Creek Township, Jefferson County) about 1804. Thomas Adams came from Fayette and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania to the same general area as his brother Martin.

 
BB I500033 Adams, Jacob (I500033)
 
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Apparently the Adams family first settled in Pennsylvania, perhaps
emigrating from Scotland. There were several brothers and sisters
(according to the will of Martin Adams), including Martin, Thomas,
George, Jacob, Elizabeth, (m. Jacob Ritter of Jefferson County, Ohio) ,
Mary (M. Moses Marshall of Columbiana and Jefferson County, Ohio), a
sister who married _____Piles, another sister who married ________Maple,
and a sister who married ______ Alexander.

 
BB I500047 Adams (I500047)
 
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Civil War veteran

 
BB I500037 Adams, John H (I500037)
 
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Find a Grave:

Birth: 1842      Death: 1938
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Cassie N. Adams (1844 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship Burial:
Plants Cemetery 
Plants
Meigs County
Ohio, USA 
Created by: russ carson
Record added: Oct 15, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 78450955

 
BB I500037 Adams, John H (I500037)
 
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Find a Grave:

Birth: Dec. 1, 1868
Meigs County
Ohio, USA    Death: Dec. 18, 1964
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA Burial:
Pine Crest Cemetery 
Citronelle
Mobile County
Alabama, USA 
Created by: Patsy Miller
Record added: Aug 10, 2000 
Find A Grave Memorial# 5034987

Also listed at Find a Grave:

Birth:  Dec. 1, 1868
Death:  Dec. 18, 1964

Ulysses was married to Rosa Griffith (1870 – 1948) #40515182 and #5034995. They had two (male) children Dale Adams (1893 – 1978)#40515179 he married Alverda M McDole (1893 - 1978)#40515177 and Edwin Earl (1889 – 1967)#40515180 he married Ina Rae Dermer (1893 – 1939) #40515181

His father Joseph McDole married Martha McDole (1830-1854) I am not aware of any children from this union. He later married Sarah J Adams (1835-1906)of which there were three children William Asberry(1854 – 1931) #5038231 married Minnie Newhouse, Ellsworth L (5038224)married Minnie Irene Hinsman (1876 – 1920)#69413457 and Ulysses.

Joseph's father William McDole (McDowel/ McDowell) (1799 – 1858)#5038236 married Eliabeth Adams (1760 – 1830)I am not aware of any children from this union. He later married Rachel More (1799 – 1862). 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph McDole (1825 - 1905)
  Sarah J Adams McDole (1835 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Rosa Griffith McDole (1870 - 1948)
 
 Children:
  Edwin Earl McDole (1889 - 1967)*
  Dale Adams McDole (1893 - 1978)*
 
 
Burial:
Pine Crest Cemetery 
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Debra Powell
Originally Created by: Lisa Enochs Davison
Record added: Aug 10, 2009 
Find A Grave Memorial# 40515183
 
BB I500010 McDole, Ulysses C. (I500010)
 
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Find a Grave:

Birth: Dec. 16, 1788
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA     Death: Oct. 31, 1879
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Johnson Adams (1793 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas H. Adams (1823 - 1858)*

 Burial:
Kennedy Cemetery 
Meigs County
Ohio, USA 
Created by: RickC
Record added: Jan 17, 2015 
Find A Grave Memorial# 141462470

 
BB I500027 Adams, John (I500027)
 
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Find a Grave:

Birth: Feb. 21, 1833
Jefferson County
Ohio, USA   Death: Aug. 22, 1901
Keno
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
Co. B 140 Ohio Inf 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elizabeth Johnson Adams (1793 - 1869)
 
 Spouses:
  Emeline Peoples Adams (1836 - 1867)
  Rebecca Sibert Adams (1850 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Adams (1859 - 1908)*
 
 Sibling:
  Rebecca Adams Hawley (1814 - 1896)*
  John Quincy Adams (1833 - 1901)

 Burial:
Kennedy Cemetery 
Meigs County
Ohio, USA 
Created by: James Reilly
Record added: Sep 08, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 135598562

 
BB I500036 Adams, John Quincy (I500036)
 
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Find a Grave:

Birth:  Feb. 18, 1893
Death:  Oct. 10, 1978

 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ulysses C McDole (1868 - 1964)
  Rosa Griffith McDole (1870 - 1948)
 
 Spouse:
  Alverda M McDole (1893 - 1978)
 
 Children:
  James Joy McDole (1918 - 2010)*
  Joseph Colfax McDole (1921 - 1999)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edwin Earl McDole (1889 - 1967)*
  Dale Adams McDole (1893 - 1978)

 
Burial:
Pine Crest Cemetery 
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Debra Powell
Originally Created by: Lisa Enochs Davison
Record added: Aug 10, 2009 
Find A Grave Memorial# 40515179
 
BB I500008 McDole, Dale Adams (I500008)
 
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Find a Grave:

Birth:  Feb. 15, 1870
Death:  Jan. 21, 1948

 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John W. Griffith (1829 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Ulysses C McDole (1868 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Edwin Earl McDole (1889 - 1967)*
  Dale Adams McDole (1893 - 1978)*
 
 Sibling:
  Rosa Griffith McDole (1870 - 1948)
  Harriett E Griffith Stinson (1874 - 1957)*
 

 
Burial:
Pine Crest Cemetery 
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Debra Powell
Originally Created by: Lisa Enochs Davison
Record added: Aug 10, 2009 
Find A Grave Memorial# 40515182
 
BB I500011 Griffith, Rosa (I500011)
 
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Find a Grave:

Birth:  Dec. 28, 1825
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Mar. 2, 1905
Seneca County
Ohio, USA

farmer
Married Sarah J. Adams 
3 sons: Ulysses, Ellsworth, and William Asbery 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah J Adams McDole (1835 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Ulysses C McDole (1868 - 1964)*

 
Burial:
Fountain Cemetery 
Fostoria
Hancock County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Patsy Miller
Record added: Aug 14, 2000 
Find A Grave Memorial# 5038219
 
BB I500013 McDole, Joseph (I500013)
 
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Find a Grave:

Birth:  Jun. 20, 1918
Fostoria
Seneca County
Ohio, USA
Death:  Feb. 14, 2010
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

Mr. James Joy McDole, Sr. age 91. A longtime resident of Mobile, AL died on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at a local hospital. 

He was a member of the Toulmin Masonic Lodge # 875, was Past President of the Loop Lyons Club and owned several service stations over the years. He served as a 2nd Mate in the Merchant Marines for 41 years. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen LeGault McDole, daughter, Julie J. Black and daughter in law, Jensey McDole. 

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Janet R. McDole and his children, James Joy McDole, Jr., Janice (Alex) Jenkins, Jerald (Dawn) McDole, Jackie (Myron) Griffith, Jennifer (Fred) Roemen, Kathy (Danny) Holloway, Diane (Joe) Bulloch, Cheri (Joel) Loyd and Joy (Gordon) Franz. Brother, Jack A. (Beverly) McDole; twenty one grandchildren and twenty two great grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Interment was in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. 

Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36606.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Dale Adams McDole (1893 - 1978)
  Alverda M McDole (1893 - 1978)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Rose LeGault McDole (1919 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Julie Jean McDole Black (1957 - 1995)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Joy McDole (1918 - 2010)
  Joseph Colfax McDole (1921 - 1999)*
 
 
Burial:
Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery 
Tillmans Corner
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Kevin Sellew
Originally Created by: WALTER DAVIS
Record added: Feb 15, 2010 
Find A Grave Memorial# 48177108
 
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Birth:  Jan. 25, 1793
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Mar. 25, 1869
Meigs County
Ohio, USA

 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  John Adams (1788 - 1879)
 
 Children:
  Rebecca Adams Hawley (1814 - 1896)*
  John Quincy Adams (1833 - 1901)*
 
 
Burial:
Kennedy Cemetery 
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
 
BB I500028 Johnson, Elizabeth (I500028)
 
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Birth:  Feb. 4, 1893
Death:  Sep. 21, 1939

Ina Rae Dermer (1893 – 1939) #38967427 married Edwin Earl McDole, they had four children Ellen Rose (1911 – 1990) #91699346 married Joseph Angelo Cady (1909 – 1996)#91699280, Ralph Clayton (1913 – 1961) #5038211. Thelma Olive (1921 – 1996) married Shelvy Miller (1922 – 1978), Reba Kathryn (1924 – 1974) #38967413 married Robert V Westcott (1918 – 1984)#38967427.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles Gilbert Dermer (1868 - 1923)
  Jennie Ellen Swaney Dermer (1874 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Edwin Earl McDole (1889 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Ellen Rose McDole Cady (1911 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ina Rae Dermer McDole (1893 - 1939)
  Louisa May Dermer (1895 - 1896)**
  Loa Marie Dermer (1901 - 1902)*
  Pansy G Dermer (1903 - 1903)*
 
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Pine Crest Cemetery 
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Debra Powell
Originally Created by: Lisa Enochs Davison
Record added: Aug 10, 2009 
Find A Grave Memorial# 40515181
 
BB I500029 Dermer, Ina Rae (I500029)
 
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Birth:  Jun. 19, 1911
Death:  Jun. 12, 1990

Ellen McDole Cady is survived by her husband Joseph Angelo Cady, son Robert Joseph Cady Sr (Genevieve) and daughter Nathalie McGowin (Ed) and 12 grand children and 12 great grand children She is predeceased by her parents Edwin Earl McDole and Ina Rae Dermer, brother Ralph McDole, sister's Thelma Miller (Shelvy) and Reba Wescott (Bob) and her son Edwin Earl Cady and three grand children. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edwin Earl McDole (1889 - 1967)
  Ina Rae Dermer McDole (1893 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Angelo Cady (1909 - 1996)
 
 Children:
  Edwin Earl Cady (1931 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: No headstone
 
Burial:
Pine Crest Cemetery 
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Debra Powell
Record added: Jun 10, 2012 
Find A Grave Memorial# 91699346
 
BB I500030 McDole, Ellen Rose (I500030)
 
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1835
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA  

Death: Oct. 8, 1906
Ohio, USA
Sarah was born to parents; Elizabeth Johnson (1792 – 1869) and John Adams (1788 – 1879)

Rebecca Adams 1814 – 1896
Thomas Adams 1823 – 1874
Elizabeth Adams 1824 – 
Margaret Adams 1826 – 1910
John Quincy Adams 1833 – 1901
Sarah J. Adams 1835 – 1906
John Howard Adams 1842 – 1937 

She became the second wife of Joseph McDole son of Rachel More (1799 – 1862) and William McDole (1799 – 1858). Sarah and Joseph had children;

William Asbery McDole 1855 – 1931
Ellsworth L McDole 1861 – 1911
Ulysses Colfax McDole 1868 – 1964 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Joseph McDole (1825 - 1905) 
 Children:
  Ulysses C McDole (1868 - 1964)*

 Burial:
Fountain Cemetery 
Fostoria
Hancock County
Ohio, USA 
Created by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
Record added: Mar 31, 2013 
Find A Grave Memorial# 107578916

 
BB I500014 Adams, Sarah Jane (I500014)
 
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In 1870 was widowed and living with daughter Sarah McDole and her family

 

Name: John Adams
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Ohio, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 81
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1788-1789
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Adams  M 81 Pennsylvania
Joseph Mcdole  M 43 Pennsylvania
Sarah Mcdole  F 34 Ohio
William Mcdole  M 14 Ohio
Ellsworth Mcdole  M 8 Ohio
Ulisses Mcdole  M 1 Ohio

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6LQ-RNT : accessed 27 April 2015), John Adams, Ohio, United States; citing p. 8, family 62, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,741.

 
BB I500027 Adams, John (I500027)
 
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Name: Elizabeth Adams
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Chester, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 57
Race: White
Race (Original): 
Birth Year (Estimated): 1793
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household ID: 809
House Number: 809
Line Number: 6
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 710
GS Film Number: 444703
Digital Folder Number: 004204495
Image Number: 00117


Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Adams  M 61 Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Adams  F 57 Pennsylvania
Thomas Adams  M 27 Ohio
Elizabeth Adams  F 26 Ohio
Sarah Adams  F 16 Ohio
John Adams  M 18 Ohio
John Adams  M 8 Ohio
William Torance  M 22 Ohio
Margret Torance  F 21 Ohio
Martin Torance  M 2 Ohio

 

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXQP-MWV : accessed 11 December 2015), Elizabeth Adams in household of John Adams, Chester, Meigs, Ohio, United States; citing family 809, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

 
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Name: Elizabeth M Reed
Titles and Terms: 
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 08 Apr 1927
Event Place: Olive, Meigs, Ohio
Residence Place: 
Address: 
Gender: Female
Age: 75
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: W
Occupation: Housekeeper
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1842
Birthplace: Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated): 1852
Burial Date: 10 Apr 1927
Burial Place: 
Cemetery: Pleasant Home Cem.
Father's Name: Wm. Hawley
Father's Titles and Terms: 
Father's Birthplace: Pa/
Mother's Name: Rebecca Adams
Mother's Titles and Terms: 
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Mafos Reed
Spouse's Titles and Terms: 
File Number: fn 24434
GS Film number: 1984847
Digital Folder Number: 004022001
Image Number: 01833

 

Citing this Record:
"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8LS-GDK : accessed 6 October 2015), Rebecca Adams in entry for Elizabeth M Reed, 08 Apr 1927; citing Olive, Meigs, Ohio, reference fn 24434; FHL microfilm 1,984,847.

 
BB I500052 Hawley, Elizabeth Mary (I500052)
 
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Name: J R Hawley
Titles and Terms: 
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 22 Nov 1921
Event Place: Olive, Meigs, Ohio
Residence Place: 
Address: 
Gender: Male
Age: 77
Marital Status: Married
Race: white
Occupation: Farmer
Birth Date: 05 May 1844
Birthplace: Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated): 1844
Burial Date: 04 Dec 1921
Burial Place: Long Bottom
Cemetery: 
Father's Name: William Hawley
Father's Titles and Terms: 
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: R. Adams
Mother's Titles and Terms: 
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Ella Hawley
Spouse's Titles and Terms: 
File Number: fn 65677
GS Film number: 1991859
Digital Folder Number: 004022253
Image Number: 01098

 

Citing this Record:
"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8PV-B57 : accessed 6 October 2015), R. Adams in entry for J R Hawley, 22 Nov 1921; citing Olive, Meigs, Ohio, reference fn 65677; FHL microfilm 1,991,859.

 
BB I500053 Hawley, James Ripley (I500053)
 
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Name: James P. Loop
Titles and Terms: 
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 02 Jun 1902
Event Place: Delaware, Ohio, United States
Age: 61
Birth Date: 
Birth Year (Estimated): 1841
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Father's Name: Peter Loop
Father's Titles and Terms: 
Mother's Name: Maria Mcdowell
Mother's Titles and Terms: 
Spouse's Name: Martha E. Barrett
Spouse's Titles and Terms: 
Spouse's Age: 49
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1853
Spouse's Birthplace: Meigs Co., Ohio
Spouse's Father's Name: William Hawley
Spouse's Father's Titles and Terms: 
Spouse's Mother's Name: Rebecca Adams
Spouse's Mother's Titles and Terms: 
Reference ID: p 374 cn 750
GS Film Number: 391399
Digital Folder Number: 004016692
Image Number: 00548

 

Citing this Record:
"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZY8-W9J : accessed 6 October 2015), Rebecca Adams in entry for James P. Loop and Martha E. Barrett, 02 Jun 1902; citing Delaware, Ohio, United States, reference p 374 cn 750; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 391,399.

 
BB I500057 Hawley Barrett, Martha E. (I500057)
 
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Name: John Adams
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1840
Event Place: Chester Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Page: 17
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M704
Affiliate Film Number: 413
GS Film Number: 0020172
Digital Folder Number: 005154856
Image Number: 00038

 

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBQ-4XQ : accessed 6 October 2015), John Adams, Chester Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States; citing p. 17, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 413; FHL microfilm 20,172.

 
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Name: John Adams
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Chester, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 61
Race: White
Race (Original): 
Birth Year (Estimated): 1789
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household ID: 809
House Number: 809
Line Number: 5
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 710
GS Film Number: 444703
Digital Folder Number: 004204495
Image Number: 00117


Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Adams  M 61 Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Adams  F 57 Pennsylvania
Thomas Adams  M 27 Ohio
Elizabeth Adams  F 26 Ohio
Sarah Adams  F 16 Ohio
John Adams  M 18 Ohio
John Adams  M 8 Ohio
William Torance  M 22 Ohio
Margret Torance  F 21 Ohio
Martin Torance  M 2 Ohio

 

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXQP-MWJ : accessed 6 October 2015), John Adams, Chester, Meigs, Ohio, United States; citing family 809, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

 
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Name: Martha Loop
Name Note: 
Titles and Terms: 
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 14 Feb 1934
Event Place: Ostrander, Darke, Ohio, United States
Address: 
Residence Place: 
Gender: Female
Age: 
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: 
Race (Original): white
Occupation: Retired
Birth Date: 07 Jun 1852
Birth Year (Estimated): 
Birthplace: Ohio
Burial Date: 17 Feb 1934
Burial Place: Ostrander, Ohio
Cemetery: 
Father's Name: William Hawley
Father's Titles and Terms: 
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Adams
Mother's Titles and Terms: 
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse's Name: James P. Loop
Spouse's Titles and Terms: 
Note: 
Reference ID: 276
GS Film Number: 1983898
Digital Folder Number: 004254427
Image Number: 746

 

Citing this Record:
"Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6CQ-7HQ : accessed 6 October 2015), Adams in entry for Martha Loop, 14 Feb 1934; citing Death, Ostrander, Darke, Ohio, United States, source ID 276, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,983,898.

 
BB I500057 Hawley Barrett, Martha E. (I500057)
 
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possible match via DAR lists:

ADAMS, JACOB
 
Ancestor #: A206248
Service: 
 
VIRGINIA    Rank: SOLDIER
Birth: 
 
CIRCA 1750   
Death: 
 
ANTE 12- -1807     PATRICK CO VIRGINIA
Service Source: 
 
PEDIGO, HIST OF PATRICK & HENRY CO VA, P 75
Service Description: 
 
1) ELEPHAS SHELTON'S COMPANY
RESIDENCE
Created: 2009-07-28 14:26:02.0, Updated: 2009-07-28 14:26:02.0, By: SNEWTON 1) County: HENRY CO - State: VIRGINIA
SPOUSE
Number
 
Name
 
Created: 2009-07-28 14:26:02.0, Updated: 2009-07-28 14:26:02.0, By: SNEWTON 1)
 
MARY X  
 
BB I500033 Adams, Jacob (I500033)
 
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Quite a number of the Milnor family in Bucks county and the Philadelphia area around the late 1700's.  Still looking for a family connection to William in that regard

 
BB I500048 Hawley, William Milnor (I500048)
 
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Veteran of WWII, Merchant Marine for 41 years.

 
BB I500012 McDole, James Joy Sr. (I500012)
 
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cm 0pt; padding: 0px;">In 1705, a group of 12 religious dissenters (six men and six women) in Groton, Connecticut called Valentine to serve as their pastor. I am not certain why they chose Valentine. Clearly, Valentine was an intelligent, educated, passionate, and outspoken young man, but he was still only 23 when they called him. One possibility is that it was Susannah's father, Baptist clergyman Rev. John Holmes, who planted the seed during a brief sojourn in Groton at the close of the 17th century. The Baptist faithful in Groton might have inquired of Rev. Holmes about a potential pastor, and he might have suggested his young son-in-law.

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0px; padding: 0px; font-size: medium;"> Valentine was a vigorous preacher, who presented religious conviction in plain and logical language. Nonetheless, he was often described as warm, serene and possessed of a mild disposition. He became highly sought after, traveling often to preach in other places. As early as 1710, Valentine had spear-headed a union of Connecticut and nascent New York Baptist Churches. In 1712, he preached at the New York City home of Nicholas Eyres and two years later performed twelve baptisms there during the night in order to avoid an angry mob that had been harassing the early Baptist congregation. In 1724, he and his brother Daniel ordained and installed Rev. Eyres as the first pastor of the first Baptist Church in New York City. Over the years, Valentine would participate in forming new Baptist churches throughout Connecticut and New York colonies. In 1725, Valentine published his "Letter on Singing Psalms," which was among the first published pamphlets in the New England colonies. Thus Valentine is listed among notable American writers in Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature of 1858. Apparently, the pamphlet was not a popular success in its time-- singing was not a common part of worship, and the faithful seemed confused as to what to sing and how. However, in a very few years, Valentine's pamphlet on singing and worship participation would prove to be anticipatory of a major American religious movement, discussed below. In 1727, Valentine participated in a famous debate in Lyme, CT, probably at the home of Nehemiah Smith, with the prominent Congregational Puritan minister Rev. John Bulkley of Colchester, CT. A transcript or account of that debate was published, but I have not seen it. Valentine would have probably argued for a more participatory style of worship, while Bulkley would have spoken in favor of the wisdom of the "standing order." In a sense, this debate would foreshadow the great conflict between the traditional churches of New England and the upstart evangelical tradition that would explode in the American colonies over the next two decades. Wightman and Bulkley maintained a vigorous debate in writing over the next few years.

x;">Although Valentine's passions were clearly theology, and in particular, the growth of the Baptist church, he was also a hard-working farmer (like most clergy of that time). He bought and sold land, just like most colonists of the early 18th century. He owned land in Westerly, RI, just across the Pawcatuck River and a mere 10 miles from Groton. On August 31, 1726, Valentine sold his 250 acre Westerly parcel to John Willcox, a carpenter. He also purchased land in nearby Norwich, CT, which eventually was passed on to his sons.

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pan style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"> Susannah's half-sister, Catherine married Rev. Daniel Wightman of Newport (Valentine's brother) as her second husband (and his third wife), thus establishing yet another connection between the Holmes and Wightman families.

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0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">·       Daniel Wightman, born September 23, 1703 in Kingston, Washington Co., RI colony; died 1753 in Bozrah, New London Co., CT colony. He married Catherine Westcott November 11, 1725; born April 17, 1705 in Warwick, Kent Co., RI Colony; died January 30, 1753 in Bozrah, New London Co., CT colony.

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0px;"> Catherine Westcott's lineage produced the Revolutionary War hero-turned-traitor General Benedict Arnold. Catherine's great-aunt, Damaris Westcott, married Benedict Arnold, ancestor of the famous general of the same name.

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0px; padding: 0px;">·       Abraham Wightman, born May 15, 1711 in Groton, New London Co., CT colony1; died February 3, 1800 in Bozrah, New London Co., CT1. He married Susannah Stark April 19, 1737 in Lebanon, New London Co., CT; born ca. 1715 in Groton, New London Co., CT colony1; died 1813 in Colchester, New London Co., CT1.

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nt-family: 'Times New Roman';">·       Rev Timothy Wightman, born September 20, 1719. Rev. Timothy Wightman took over Rev. Valentine's Baptist Church at Groton in 1765. Rev. Timothy would have been at Groton in 1781, when General Benedict Arnold led the British on a terrible raid of destruction. The church, several miles north of the town, was apparently not harmed. He MIGHT have fought in the Revolutionary War- an interesting, but not unprecedented role for a preacher. Moreover, Timothy was well into his 50's by the time the war started, although this too would not necessarily argue against service. What is clear is that Rev. Timothy Wightman is listed as being buried at First Cemetery, Groton, CT, in a collection of the "Graves of Revolutionary Patriots". At the very least, Timothy must have played an important leadership role during the conflict.

 
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1850 census

William Hawley Residence: Olive, Meigs, Ohio Age: 38 years Calculated Birth Year: 1812 Birthplace: Ohio Gender: Male Race (original): Race (expanded): Death Month: Death Year: Film Number: 444703 Digital GS Number: 4204495 Image Number: 00277 Line Number: 17 Dwelling House Number: 364 Family Number: 373 Marital Status: Free or Slave: Household Gender Age William Hawley M 38y

Rebecca Hawley F 36y

Sophie Hawley F 6y

Elizabeth Hawley F 4y

Benjamin Hawley M 10y

John Hawley M 12y

James Hawley M 8y

Samuel Hawley M 2y

Esh Hawley F 4m

 
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was forced to come here. Once he got here he married a full blood Cherokee Indian & had at least 2 daughters before he died. He died and was buried somewhere around Charleston, South Carolina

 
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Last Englishlman burned at the stake. He was burned for his religious beliefs.

 
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"Abraham, no doubt, grew up working on his father's farm lands. Abraham's father, Rev. Valentine, the successful Groton Baptist preacher, purchased a large tract of land in what was then Norwich from John Stark (Abraham's eventual father-in-law) on July 2, 1722. In his will, he bequeathed this land to his sons Abraham and Daniel. Abraham received this land on November 6, 1744, and probably began farming it soon afterward. Prior to that time, he was farming land he purchased from his brother Daniel, presumably also in Norwich. In 1786, the southwestern portion of Norwich, which included the Wightman property, was incorporated into the new community of Bozrah, CT."

 
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daughter of John Stark (b 1694 CT) who married Martha Walworth Nov 10, 1715; Susannah Stark may have been born in nearby Norwich, rather than Groton. Her birth year is also a point of some debate, with some sources claiming a birth year of ca. 1709. However, this same source also places her death date as "after 1761" and according to Mary Ross Whitman's research, Susannah was still living at the time of her husband's death

 
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Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz,  arrived in Galveston from Nassau, Germany via the ship Deluis in 1845They lived in the German settlement on the Matagorda Peninsula.

 
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Johan Conrad and Elizabeth Franz, arrived in Galveston from Nassau, Germany via the ship Deluis in 1845They lived in the German settlement on the Matagorda Peninsula.

 
BB I500186 Franz, Elizabeth (I500186)
 

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