Friday, October 11, 2019

Fort Martin Scott

Fort Martin Scott is the place where the US Army stationed. Besides the soldiers, Texas Rangers and the very first settlers of Fredericksburg lived in the fort area as well. It was built in1848. You can read more about the fort history here.




Monday, July 1, 2019

Mary Peck Butterworth

I hesitated whether to write about Mary as her alleged achievements may be regarded as doubtful. On the other hand, she is in our family tree* and whatever someone held against her was found untrue.

That indirect relation comes via Miss Hannah Titus nee Butterworth who was the wife of our second cousin twice removed, John Titus. Mary Butterworth nee Peck was Hannah's niece.

Mary was born in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts on 27 July 1686 to John and Elizabeth Peck. She was a wife and mother like many other women. Her husband was Mr. John Butterworth (b. 7 May 1679, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts) whom she married on 26 Sept. 1710.

What was so special about Mary? Allegedly, she became a counterfeiter about five years after the marriage. Mary and other persons were accused of making fake money using wetted silk and iron to transfer the money pattern on paper. The people who testified against her claimed that Mary was the one who invented the method and organized the counterfeiter group. To make it more interesting, it was one of the lady's brothers and his wife who were witnesses of the prosecution. According to their testimony, the couple worked together with Mary and later turned against her. Why would they have done it? Was it all about money, or they suddenly decided to be honest citizens of the colony?

Was it all really true? The suspicion and accusations started when John, Mary's husband, bought an expensive house for his immediate family. Maybe the relations were simply jealous about that? Maybe they did not like the fact that Mary and her husband were well off? However it was, no evidence of Mary's alleged criminal activity was found and the charges were dropped.

After the court case, Mary lived the peaceful life of a wife and mother. She passed away where she lived on 7 Feb. 1775, about 4 years after the day of John's death.




Family line

Mary Peck Butterworth

her husband John Butterworth - the son of John Butterworth and Hannah Wheaton

his sister Hannah (Butterworth) Titus (b. 14 Feb. 1680, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts/d. 1 Feb. 1709, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts)  - as you can see, Hannah passed before her brother and Mary got married so she did not witness the events described above

Hannah Butterworth
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
(1)

Gender: Female
Birth Date: 14 Feb 1680
Fother's Name: John Butterworth
Mother's Name: Annah

her husband John Titus III - I wrote more John and the following family line in the previous post
 
his father John Titus II
 
his father John Titus I

his brother Thomas Titus - our 6 times great-grandfather

his daughter Sarah (Titus) Crea Howard

her son Stephen Howard

his son Rev. Obediah Howard

his son Christopher Howard

his son Jarrot Howard - our great-great-great-grandfather

his son William James Howard

his daughter Rachel Clementine Howard


Resources:
1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC7J-24F : 10 February 2018), Hannah Butterworth, 14 Feb 1680; citing REHOBOTH,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 908,952.
Photos: Rehoboth, Massachusetts website 



Friday, June 28, 2019

Susan Brownell Anthony

Every day comes something new. Some new discovery in the family tree. This one amazes me. I did not know whom we have in the family ancestry until MyHeritage matches service sent me a message. I looked at its content and found myself surprised. Hello, I know that name! I learned about her while preparing for the citizenship civics exam.

The MyHeritage software says she is our 7th cousin twice removed. Who? Miss Susan Brownell Anthony. And her brother Mr. Daniel Read Anthony as well. Both of them were abolitionists. Susan was a civil rights activist and a suffragist, the women's rights movement supporter.

Daniel Read was a lieutenant colonel in 7th Regiment of Kansas Volunteer Cavalry (Union Army).
Susan B and Daniel R Anthony's parents were Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read.

Susan (born on 15 Feb. 1820 in Bowens Corners, Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts/d. 13 March 1906, at 17 Madison St., Rochester, Madison County, New York).


Clipping source: Evans, Ashley. The Bonham News. (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 82, Ed. 1 Friday, March 16, 1906, newspaper, March 16, 1906; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth922407/: accessed July 1, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bonham Public Library



Clipping source: Evans, Ashley. The Bonham News. (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 82, Ed. 1 Friday, March 16, 1906, newspaper, March 16, 1906; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth922407/: accessed July 1, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bonham Public Library.



The family relationship goes via the Read, Titus and Howard family.

Susan B Anthony
her mother Lucy (Read) Anthony (b. 2 Dec. 1793, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts/d. 3 April 1880, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts) married Daniel Anthony on 3 July 1815

Adams, Massachusetts

her father Daniel Reid/Reed (b. about 1751, Newton, Middlessex, MA/d. about 1838) married Susannah Richardson on 29 Jan 1776

his father Joshua Read (b. 21 July 1728, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts/d. 27 Oct. 1780, Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts)  + wife Elizabeth Barney

his mother Hannah (Titus) Read (b. 27 Oct. 1701, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts/d. 11 Feb. 1764, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts) - on 6 Dec. 1727 she married Mr. Joseph Read

her father John Titus III (b. 12 March 1678, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts/d. 9 Oct. 1732, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts), his wife was Hannah Butterworth

his father John Titus II (b. 18 Dec. 1650, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts/d. 12 Dec. 1697, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts) married Sarah Mildred on 16 August 1716

his father John Titus I (b. in about 1627, St Catherine's, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, England/d. 16 April 1689, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts) + wife Abigail Carpenter (b. in about 1629, Shalbourne, Berkshire, England/d. 5 March 1710, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts) - he emigrated from England to America with his brother Edmond and parents Robert Titus and Hannah Carter. Robert and Hannah Titus are our direct ancestors (10 generations back). The family left London on 3 April 1635 (the ship Hopewell)

his brother Thomas Titus - our 6 times great-grandfather (b. about 1630, Isle of Wight, Virginia/d. about 1660, Bertie County, North Carolina)  married Miss Mary Warren Chown

his daughter Sarah (Titus) Crea Howard (b. 11 Dec. 1702, New Kent County, Virginia/d. 27 Dec. 1748, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts) - she had two husbands, Thomas Crea and James Obediah Howard - our direct ancestor whom she married about 1691 in Virginia

her son Stephen Howard (b. 18 March 1694, Nansemond, Virginia/d. about 1745, New River, Onslow, NC) married Miss Sarah Sanders about 1720

his son Rev. Obediah Howard

his son Christopher Howard

his son Jarrot Howard - our great-great-great-grandfather

his son William James Howard

his daughter Rachel Clementine Howard



Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mary Lillian Duke

Mary Lillian Duke, our third cousin twice removed*, was born to Benjamin Newton Duke and Sarah Pearson Angier on 16 Nov 1887 in Durham County, North Carolina. The Duke family line originates in Kent, England.

In 1900, the Census recorded the family of Benjamin and Sarah Duke as the residents of Durham Township, Durham City, Durham, North Carolina (1).

Household
Benjamin W Duke, Head, Male, age 44, born North Carolina
Sarah Duke, Wife, Female, age 39, born North Carolina
Angier Duke, Son, Male, age 16, born North Carolina
Mary Duke, Daughter, Female, age 13, born North Carolina
Mary Shartman, Servant, Female, age 51, born North Carolina
Mary Lunsford, Servant, Female, age 20, born North Carolina

In 1907 Mary graduated from Durham's Trinity College (with a degree in English). She was keen on arts and music. Eight years later on 16 June 1915, Mary Lillian married Mr. Anthony Joseph Drexel Briddle, Jr. (b. 17 Dec. 1897, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania), son of a millionaire Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.

Mary's husband was a businessman and a politician. Among others, Anthony Joseph Drexel Briddle, Jr. was 5th US Ambassador to Poland (from 2 June 1937 to 1 Dec. 1943).

The couple had two children Mary Duke (born 21 Feb. 1920, New York, New York, New York) and Nicholas Benjamin Duke (b. 1 Sept. 1921). The daughter became an art lover and supporter like her mom, and a social and civil rights activist as well. She was also involved in politics and philanthropy.

Benjamin Duke House, Fifth Ave., New York

Mary Lillian Durham Biddle started a charity foundation in 1956, she supported various non-profit organizations.

In 1935, Mary bought an estate in Durham where she lived until the day of her death (14 June 1960).

Mary Duke Biddle Durham estate in Durham, the house  was built in 1927

Mary's body found an eternal resting place at the Duke Mausoleum, Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, NC (2).


Family line:

Mary Lillian Duke

her father Benjamin Newton Duke (b. 25 April 1855, Orange County, NC/d. 8 Jan. 1929, New York City) an industrialist, politician and philanthropist married Sarah Pearson Angier on 21 Feb. 1877 in Durham, Orange County, North Carolina (3). Sally was born on 19 Feb. 1856, her parents were Maulborne Addison Angier, an industrialist, businessman, politician, co-founder of Durham, and Mary Jane Pearson

his mother Artelia (Roney) Duke (b. 28 June 1829, Haw River, Alamance, North Carolina/d. 20 August 1858, Haw River, Alamance, North Carolina), daughter of John Roney, a farmer, and Mary Trollinger

In 1850, Artelia lived with her parents and siblings in the North District of Alamance County, NC (4).

Household

John Roney, Male, age 58
Mary Roney, Female, age 50
Polly Roney, Female, age 29
Elizabeth Roney, Female, age 23
Artelia Roney, Female, age 21
Calvin Roney, Male, age 18
Armecia Roney, Female, age 16
Joseph Roney, Male, age 14
Barbara Roney, Female, age 11
Amos Roney, Male, age 8

Artelia married Mr. Washington Duke on 9 Dec. 1852.

Her parents John Roney and Mary Trollinger married on 12 Dec. 1815 in Orange, NC (5,6).


her mother Mary (Trollinger) Roney - (b. 25 March 1800, Orange, NC/d. 11 August 1879, Haw River, Alamance, NC), a daughter of Jacob Henry Trollinger and Mary Thomas

her sister Mary Elizabeth (Trollinger) Gant - our great-great-great-grandmother (born Dec 1791, Orange, North Carolina)

In some family trees there is confusion - the two Marys, Trollinger sisters, are taken as one person Mary Elizabeth Trollinger Roney Gant and two husbands are assigned to her - both John Roney (the younger sister's man) and Jonathan Kerr Gant. However, when you look at the years of their children birth, one can notice that it is a mix up - Mary Elizabeth would have had two husbands at the same time. At least I find it as a research error.

Mary Elizabeth Trollinger married our direct ancestor Jonathan Kerr Gant in 1808.

her son Jacob Rippy Gant - our great-great-grandfather

his son Henry A Gant (b. about 1838, Orange, NC/d. about 1880, Sumner, Tennessee) married Miss Hellen Jane Shanklin on 11 Dec. 1859 in Sumner, TN. Hellen (Ellen) was a daughter of James John and Jane Shanklin. In 1880, Henry, his wife and their eight children lived in 7th District of Sumner County, Tennessee. Henry was a farmer (7).

Household

Henry Gant, Self, Male, age 42, born North Carolina, United States
Ellen Gant, Wife, Female, age 35, born Tennessee, United States
James Gant, Son, Male, age 20, Tennessee, United States
Jane Gant, Daughter, Female, age 17, born Tennessee, United States
John Gant, Son, Male, age 15, born Tennessee, United States
Lee Gant, Son, Male, age 13, born Tennessee, United States
Georgia Gant, Daughter, Female, age 9, born Tennessee, United States
Luella Gant, Daughter, Female, age 7, born Tennessee, United States
Brody Gant, Son, Male, age 5, born Tennessee, United States
Charles Gant, Son, Male, age 3, born Tennessee, United States


his son John Lee Gant - our grandfather

Resources:
*based on my MyHeritage research

1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSYZ-LKM : accessed 24 June 2019), Mary Duke in household of Benjamin W Duke, Durham Township Durham city, Durham, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30, sheet 14A, family 264, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,193.
2. "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGTK-2XV : 17 July 2017), Benjamin Newton Duke in entry for Mary Duke Biddle, 14 Jun 1960; citing Durham, Durham, North Carolina, v 17A cn 17487, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,953,032.
3."North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F87N-SLS : 22 December 2016), Benjamin N. Duke and Sallie P. Angier, 21 Feb 1877; citing Durham, Orange, North Carolina, United States, p. vol 3 page 51, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 306,037.
4. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4B3-VKW : 12 April 2016), Artelia Roney in household of John Roney, Alamance county, Alamance, North Carolina, United States; citing family 109, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
5. "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8YT-XT5 : 10 February 2018), John Roney and Mary Trolinger, 12 Dec 1815; citing Orange,North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,330,318.
6. "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP9K-DG13 : 28 November 2018), John Roney and Mary Trolinger, 12 Dec 1815; citing Orange, North Carolina, United States, p. , North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm.
7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWX-178 : 15 July 2017), Henry Gant, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 220, sheet 224B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 1282; FHL microfilm 1,255,282.


Photos: By Gryffindor; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 20:28, 31 March 2015 (UTC) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39324132
Mary Lillian Briddle Estate By Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28249972


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Roger Mowry

According to my research results, Roger Mowry (Morey) born on 16 May 1610 in Drimpton, Dorset, England is our direct ancestor (11 generations back).

St. Mary's Church, Drimpton, England

Roger emigrated to America in 1628 on the ship Abigail. He lived in Boston, Plymouth, Salem, Massachusetts and later moved to Providence, Rhode Island where he built a house and a tavern (in about 1653). Roger Mowry was an inn-keeper. The inn was the meeting place of the town council, the building served as a church and local prison as well. Mowry was made freeman in 1655.

When he lived in Salem, in 1634, Roger Mowry married Miss Mary Johnson (b. about 1614 in London City, England). She was a daughter of  Capt. John Johnson and Mary Heath. Roger worked as a cattle carer then.

Roger Mowry

his daughter Elizabeth (Mowry) Malavery (b. 27 March 1643, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony/d. 24 March 1714, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island) married Mr. John Malavery about 1672 in Providence

Providence County in the state of Rhode Island

her daughter Elizabeth (Malavery) Phillips (b. 17 Oct. 1662, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island/d. 3 Sept. 1719, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island) - married Joseph Phillips (b. about 1663, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island), the son of Michael Phillips and Barbara Pierce

her son David Phillips (b. about 1702, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island/d. about 1797, Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island) + wife Ruth Benson (b. 7 Oct. 1704, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts [1]), daughter of Isaac Benson and Marcy/Mary Bumpas. David and Ruth married on 17 March 1799, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Sandwich, Massachusetts

his daughter Susanna Ann (Phillips) Gant (b. 21 Jan. 1740, Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island/d. April 1792, Shocco Township, Warren, North Carolina) - she got married on 11 August 1760 in Shocco District, NC, her husband was John Spencer Gant (b. about 1734, Isle of Wight, Virginia), son of John Gant and Anna Brantley

her son William Gant (b. 14 August 1763, Granville County, NC/d. 26 Dec. 1824, Orange County, NC) + wife Frances "Fanny" Rippy (b. 18 Oct. 1760, Orange County, NC), daughter of Matthew Rippy and Nancy/Anne Holliday - William and Frances married about 1757 in Orange County, NC)

his son Jonathan Kerr Gant (b. 4 April 1787, Orange, NC) - more about his wife Mary Elizabeth Trollinger + his death date in this post

his son Jacob Rippy Gant - our great-great-grandfather


You can find more info about Roger Mowry and the village he came from on the Drimpton village website.

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1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQ6Q-NR6 : 10 February 2018), Ruth Benson, 07 Oct 1704; citing ROCHESTER,PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0873753 IT 1-2.

Photos:
Drimpton, St. Mary's Church: By Basher Eyre, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51130619
Sandwich, Massachusetts: Phillip Capper from Wellington, New Zealand [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]


Monday, June 17, 2019

John Wilfred Gant And Gants of Iowa And Ohio

Not long ago, while working on the Memorial Day post, I came across the information regarding John Wilfred Gant born on 25 November 1921, in Iowa. During WWII, John served on the submarine USS Albacore as Motor Machinist's Mate, Third Class. His service number was 859191. Sadly, the man perished together with the entire crew on 7 November 1944, when Albacore hit a mine north-east of Hokkaido, Japan.

John Wilfred Gant was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. In the honorary death certificate, John's death day is given as 13 Dec. 1945, I guess, it was when he was officially recognized as Missing in Action/perished. John Wilfred's name is immortalized on the Honolulu Memorial.

I did not write about John and his WWII service in the Memorial Day Memento, because at that time, I had no clue what the relation between him and our family could be. I reckon there is a possibly of some connection (?) as I have already found an Iowa Gant line in our family tree. Cousin Darwin D Gant of Paton, Green, Iowa was killed in WW2 as well. How the two men John Wilfred and Darwin are connected - I am trying to find out.


John's parents were Everett Jay Gant and India (Indiana) Ford of Iowa. They married on 6 May 1912 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. India was the second wife of Everett's. There is a record of his first marriage (30 August 1909, Marengo, Iowa, Iowa) to Miss Grace Rumple (1), daughter of Daniel Rumple and Mary Hutchinson.

India was the daughter of  Isaac Andrew Ford and Katherine Jane Miller (2).


Everett was born on 22 August 1886 in Victor, Iowa, Iowa. His parents were John Wendell Gant and Iva Hinder (3).


WW1 came, Everett was registered during the draft. He lived with his wife and children in Ohio, Des Moines, Iowa. He was a tall, stout man, his eyes were blue and hair was brown. The man had a 3-year training as an army musician (4).


In 1920 the family of Everett and India's lived in Des Moines, Ward 1, Polk County, Iowa. The couple had three children Alve L, Belva I. Everett worked as a brakesman with Steam Rail Road (5).

Alva Leo Gant, John's older brother was born on 7 Feb. 1913 in Redfield, Iowa (6).
Belva Imogene, the only daughter of Everett and India's was born on 12 Sept. 1914 in Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa (7).

Five years later, John and family lived in Polk City, Polk, Iowa (8).

I did not find John's WW2 draft registration record, but there is his father's paper (9). What is interesting, in that document Everett's eye color is marked as gray (not blue as it was in the previous war record). He was 5 ft 11 and he weighed about 210 pounds.



John Wilfred's grandparents were James Gant and Maria Preedmore (10).

Iowa, County Marriages
Name John W. Gant

Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Dec 1880
Event Place: Victor, Iowa, Iowa, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status: S
Birth Year: (Estimated) 1854
Father's Name James: Gant
Mother's Name: Maria Preedmore
Spouse's Name: Iva Hinder
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 20
Spouse's Birth Year: (Estimated) 1860
Spouse's Father's Name: John G. Hinder
Spouse's Mother's Name: Sarah H. Jenkins


his great-grandparents Joel Gant (b. about 1811 in Ohio) + Elizabeth Reed (b. about 1812 in Ohio). Joel and Elizabeth married on 14 April in Belmont, Ohio (11).



In 1850 Joel, Elizabeth, children, and Joel's mother lived in Seneca, Monroe, Ohio (12).

his great-great grandparents Reuben Gant + Chloe Long

As I found out, then the line goes to William Gant born in England about 1741.

Resources:

1."Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJHL-6Y8 : 3 November 2017), Everett J. Gant and Grace Rumple, 30 Aug 1909, Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States; citing reference p98 Lic. 67, county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 988,206.
2. "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24X-MNCZ : accessed 14 June 2019), India Ford, 09 Mar 1891, Redfield, Dallas, Iowa, United States; citing reference ID 238249, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines; FamilySearch digital folder 101716641.
3. "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q246-N29Z : accessed 14 June 2019), Everett Jay Gant, 22 Aug 1886, Victor, Iowa, Iowa, United States; citing reference ID 216808, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines; FamilySearch digital folder 101713796.
4. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ2H-XJ2 : 13 March 2018), Everett J Gant, 1917-1918; citing Des Moines City no 2, Iowa, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,643,078.
5. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDM3-6N7 : accessed 14 June 2019), Everett J Gant, Des Moines Ward 1, Polk, Iowa, United States; citing ED 83, sheet 13A, line 45, family 315, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 507; FHL microfilm 1,820,507.
6. "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DF-1N7: 10 March 2018), Everett J Gant in entry for Alva Leo Gant, 07 Feb 1913; citing Redfield, Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,034,111.
7. "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XVVR-36D : 10 March 2018), Everett Jr. Gant in entry for Belva Imogene Gant, 12 Sep 1914; citing Redfield, Dallas, Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,034,111.
87."Iowa State Census, 1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQQ-K9PR : 16 March 2018), E J Gant, Polk City, Polk, Iowa, United States; citing Polk City, Polk, Iowa, United States, Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,429,498.
9. "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKCH-8M85 : 6 November 2017), Everett Jay Gant, 27 Apr 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
10. "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJHC-QY5 : 3 November 2017), James Gant in entry for John W. Gant and Iva Hinder, 30 Dec 1880, Victor, Iowa, Iowa, United States; citing reference p5, county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 988,207.
11. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDW3-2YQ : 10 December 2017), Joel Gant and Elizabeth Reed, 14 Apr 1836; citing Marriage, Belmont, Ohio, United States, p 207, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.
12. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX3Q-D6T : 12 April 2016), Joel Gant, Seneca, Monroe, Ohio, United States; citing family 109, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). 



Thursday, June 13, 2019

John Walter Angel And Other Relations

Our relations to the Angel family go via the Howards and our grandmother Rachel. I wrote about the Angels a long time ago, but somehow, I missed one person then. Time to make it up.

John Walter Angel, was born on 22 Sept. 1874 in Sumner County, Tennessee. His parents were Marcus Lafayette Angle and Mammie Erena Jones.

When John was little, the family moved to Texas. On 29 August 1906, John Walter Angel married Miss Lula Vance. It happened in Ellis County, Texas. In the marriage record included below, the bride's first name is spelled in two different ways - first - it's Lula. A few lines below her name is given as Lela (1). In all later created documents, the latter versions repeated.

Anyway, Lela was the daughter of Mr. Thomas Jefferson Vance and Miss Willie Margaret Roulston. The girl was born on 31 July in Macon, Tennessee.


The young couple lived at #1 in Plano, Texas. John Walter was a farmer. The WW1 registration draft tells us that he was a man of medium height, medium built, his eyes were gray, and his hair was brown (2).


By 1920 John and Lela's family had grown. The two had 5 children. During the census of that year, they lived in Justice Precinct #5, in Plano, Texas. John ran a rented farm.

Johnnie W Angel
United States Census, 1920
Name: Johnnie W Angel
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1920
Event Place: Justice Precinct 5, Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race: White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Own or Rent: Rent
Birth Year (Estimated): 1874
Birthplace: Tennessee
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 7

Household

Johnnie W Angel, Head, Male, age 46, born Tennessee
Lela Angel, Wife, Female, age 29, Tennessee
Thomas J Angel, Son, M, age 12, born Texas
Katie B Angel, Daughter, F, age 9, born Texas
Albert L Angel, Son, M, age 6, born Texas
Bessie L Angel, Daughter, F, age 3, born Texas
Tressie M Angel, Daughter, F, age 3, born Texas

The census record informs that John Walter and Lela's place was close to the farm of Robert and Dora Howard's. Dora Angel was John's sister. Another relation lived nearby as well. It was Martha Alice Dupree nee Gant (b. 12 March 1870 in Sumner, TN). Her husband John Edward departed in 1914.


Clipping source: Logsdon, Ernest. The Plano Star-Courier. (Plano, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 26, 1914, newspaper, March 26, 1914; Plano, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601774/: accessed June 12, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.

After her husband's death, Martha rented and ran a farm, together with her 10 children. The eldest son's (Glenn's) family lived at the farmhouse too.

Martha and John Walter were related via the Riggs and Gants.

John Walter Angel
his father Marcus Lafayette Angle
his sister Louisa Ann (Angle) Riggs
her daughter Martha Ellen (Riggs) Gant
her husband Benjamin Thomas Gant Jr.
his brother James Abram Gant
his daughter Martha Alice (Gant) Dupree

John Walter and Lela Angel's children:
  • Thomas Jefferson - b. 20 August 1907, Midlothian, Ellis, TX, died of TB on 17 Nov. 1948 in Houston, Harris, TX (4).
  • Katie Belle - b. 25 Sept. 1910, Midlothian, Ellis, TX - married Mr. Ernest Ray Rice.
  • Albert Lafayette - 3 June 1913, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Dallas, TX, died on 8 Dec. 1984, Dallas, Dallas, TX (5).
  • Bessie Lee - b. 6 May 1916, Duncanville, Dallas, TX (6). 


 Bessie married Mr. John Howell Pemberton on 4 Sept. 1932.

Tressie Mae - a twin sister of Bessie (7) - married Lawrence Booth Land on 3 Nov. 1934


In 1930, the family lived in Precinct #1, Denton, Texas (8).

John Walter Angel lived 95 years. He died of heart-related problems in Gilbert Nursing Home in Leonard, Fannin, TX where he had stayed for years. According to the information included in John's death certificate, his marriage with Lela had not survived (9).


John Walter Angel
his sister Dora Elizabeth (Angel) Howard
her husband Robert Lee Howard
his sister Rachel Clementine Howard - our grandmother


Resources:
1. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8Y-QLFD : 10 December 2017), J W Angel and Lela Vance, 29 Aug 1906; citing Ellis, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 1,034,622.
2. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZX9-MBP : 13 March 2018), John W Angel, 1917-1918; citing Collin County no 1, Texas, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,952,405.
3. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCMS-8MR : accessed 11 June 2019), Johnnie W Angel, Justice Precinct 5, Collin, Texas, United States; citing ED 24, sheet 7A, line 36, family 141, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1789; FHL microfilm 1,821,789.
4. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K39R-2D4 : 13 March 2018), Thomas J Angel, 17 Nov 1948; citing certificate number 47994, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,076.
5. "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVFG-YMW : 5 December 2014), Albert Lafayette Angel, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing Department of State Health Services, Austin.
6. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X25J-3HF : 11 March 2018), Bessie Lee Angel, 06 May 1916; citing Duncanville, Dallas, Texas, United States, certificate 18923, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,478,154.
7. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X25J-3HT : 11 March 2018), Tressie Mae Angel, 05 May 1916; citing Duncanville, Dallas, Texas, United States, certificate 18925, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,478,154.
8. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H58K-CT2 : accessed 13 June 2019), Tressa Mae Angel in household of Katie Bell Angel, Precinct 1, Denton, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 6, sheet 4A, line 4, family 69, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2323; FHL microfilm 2,342,057.

9. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K36P-4HX : 13 March 2018), John Walter Angel, 12 Jan 1970; citing certificate number 18405, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,246.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Colonel Nicholas Greenberry

Col. Nicholas Greenberry, 4th Royal Governor of Maryland, was born in Lincolnshire, England on 15 Dec. 1640 to Nicholas Greenberry and Katherine Haukins.

Lincolnshire, England

In 1674, Nicholas Jr. sailed to America with his wife Anne and two children (Charles and Catherine) on the ship Constant Friendship. They settled in Maryland.

his daughter Katherine (Greenberry) Howard (b. about 1670-1674 in Middlesex, England/d. 29 Dec. 1704, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland) + husband Capt. John Howard Jr. (b. about 1667, Middle Neck Hundred, Anne Arundel, Province of Maryland)

  her daughter Katherine (Howard) Griffith (b. about 1703, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland/d. 7 Feb. 1783, Anne Arundel County, Maryland) + husband Orlando Griffith (b. 17 Oct. 1688, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland)

William Griffith (of Cardigan, Wales) who was Orlando's father came to Maryland in 1675.

Cardigan, Wales

The Griffith family was one of the pioneer families of Anne Arundel County in Maryland.

Orlando Griffith was a grandson of the second wife of Capt. John Howard Jr., Elinor McCubbin - he has been already mentioned in the posts about the Howard family connections.

Orlando's home was known as White Place. In 1728, he became a vestry member of Queen Caroline Parish, and occupied pew No. 8, together with Capt. John Howard and Nicholas Dorsey.

Nicholas Dorsey Sr.  (b. about 1690, Maryland/d. Sept. 1717, All Hallows Parish, Maryland) is our direct ancestor as well. His son Col. Nicholas Dorsey Jr. (b. about 1712, Maryland/d. 1780) Sarah A Griffith (b. 13 May 1718/d. 1 Sept. 1794), Orlando's daughter.

The direct family line which goes from Orlando Griffith to our great-grandmother Jurita was already described in the post related to Mr. Harry Truman.

  her daughter Sarah A (Griffith) Dorsey
  her daughter Rachel Annie (Dorsey) Holbrook
  her son William Holbrook
  his son Samuel Asberry Holbrook
  his daughter Mary (Holbrook) Hagood/Haygood
  her daughter Hannah E (Hagood) Ledbetter
  her daughter Jurita Elizabeth Ledbetter

Resources:

"The Founders of Anne Arundel And Howard Counties, Maryland. A genealogical and biographical review from wills, deeds and church records." by Warfield, Joshua Dorsey, Baltimore, Md., Kohn & Pollock, 1905

Pictures:
  • Lincolnshire on the map: By Nilfanion - Ordnance Survey OpenData:County boundaries and GB coastline National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyIrish, French and Isle of Man coastlines, Lough Neagh and Irish border, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12131898
  • Cardigan, Wales: By Tanya Dedyukhina, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52898346



Thursday, June 6, 2019

Howard Family Line

Checking one of the direct family ancestry lines. I came across the missing link between our American/Texan Howards and the knights, noblemen of England. At the same, time I learned quite new things about the latter ones (who appear to be our direct ancestors as well).



 Here is the Howard line

Rachel Clementine Howard - our great-grandmother

her father  William James Howard - our great-great-grandfather

his father Jarrot Howard

his father Christopher Howard (b. 1774, Fairforest Creek, Union County, South Carolina/d. 8 October 1848, Kentucky) married Miss Rebecca Hayes in about 1795, Barren County, Kentucky. Rebecca was the daughter of Thomas Jesse and Mary Howard. She was born about 1775 in Province of North Carolina

his father Rev. Obediah Howard (b. 3 March 1741, Onslow Co., North Carolina/d. 4 Oct. 1804, Tompkinsville, Barren County, Kentucky) + wife Priscilla Avery Breed - more about them in this post

his father Stephen Edmund Howard (b. 18 March 1694, Nansemond, Virginia/d. about 1745, New River, Onslow, North Carolina) + wife Sarah Sanders, a daughter of John Sanders and Phoebe Thomas, born in North Carolina in about 1709. Stephen and Sarah married about 1720, NC.


his father James Obediah Howard (b. circa 1660, Kingsdale, Virginia/d. about 1729, Bertie, North Carolina) - in Nansemond, Virginia he married Miss Sarah Crea nee Titus (b. 11 Dec. 1702, New Kent County, Virginia), the daughter of  Mr. Thomas Titus and Miss Mary Warren Chown

his mother  Mary (Chowan) Howard (b. about 1650, prob. Anne Arundel County/d. 21 April 1721, Bertie, North Carolina), her husband was Edward Francis Howard (b. about 1640, London, Middlesex, England/d. /d. 19 April 1722, Bertie, North Carolina

There has been a dispute among researches regarding who Edward's parents were. Some say it might have been John Howard Sr. and Elizabeth Locke (see below), others find it doubtful.

Here the line goes directly to either Matthew Howard or Mary's mother Anne Hall. Some sources mention Matthew Howard as Mary's father, some say it was Mr. Thomas Chowan because Anne had more than one husband.

Here we come from England to the New World

her mother Anne (Hall) Chowan Howard (b. 25 Oct. 1610, Felmersham, Bedfordshire, England/d. about 1658, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland

River Ouse, Felmensham, Bedfordshire, England

her husband Matthew Howard* (b. 1609,  Essex, England/d. 8 July 1659, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland) - probably emigrated to Virginia in the 1630s, later relocated to Maryland

his father John Howard Sr. (1 Dec. 1578, Brockdish Hall, Norfolk, England/d.  4 April 1672, Norwich, Norfolk, England) married Elizabeth Locke (b. about 1580, England) on 26 Nov. 1606 in England

Pulls Ferry, Norwich, Norfolk, England

 and here is a controversial connection

his father Robert Howard (b. 5 Jan. 1537, Syon House, London, England/d. 1578, Tibenham, Norfolk, England) - there is a story about him being the son of

his father Lord Thomas Howard (b. about 1511) and his wife Lady Margaret Douglas (b. 8 Oct. 1515, Harbottle, Northumberland, England) who was the daughter of Margaret Tudor.

Harbottle Lake, England

Thomas was Mary Boleyn's uncle. Margaret's uncle was Henry VIII. Allegedly, the two (Margaret and Thomas) married secretly in April 1536, without the consent of King Henry.

The affair was serious as Margaret was the next candidate to the throne after her uncle. Anyway, the king got angry, had both Thomas and Margaret locked up in the Tower of London and annulled their marriage. Thomas Howard died in The Tower prison on 31 Oct. 1537. Margaret survived the family drama - Henry pardoned and released her.

I have "found" Robert by accident, while checking another family tree branch, not really looking for him.

Some genealogists deny this family relation and claim that Robert was not born in Syon House, and he actually was the son of John Howard the Knight. However, if his parental line is true, there would have been reasons for denying the lineage. I am not a historian, so I do not have any proof on who Robert's parents were, but in my opinion, with the illegitimate children that Henry had, a legitimate son of a socially and politically inconvenient and unwanted union could have been possible as well.

his father Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (b. about 1443, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England/d. 21 May 1524, Framlingham Castle, Suffolk, England) married Lady Elizabeth Tilney

Tendring Hall, front door, Stoke-by-Nayland, England

his father John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk (b. about 421/d. 22 August 1485, Battle of Bosworth Field, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England) - knighted by King Edward IV, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk (1461), admitted to the Order of the Garter (1472), supporter of King Richard III - married Catherine Moleyns, daughter of Sir William Moleyns + wife Margery

his father Robert Howard of Tendring, Knight (b. about 1385, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England/d. 1 April 1437, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England) married Lady Margaret Mowbray, daughter of Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk

his father Sir John Howard of Wiggenhall, Knight (b. 1366/d. 17 Nov. 1437, Jeruzalem) married Alice Tendring, daughter of Sir William Tendring

St Mary Magdalene Church, Wiggenhall, England

* There is also another Matthew Howard recorded in family trees. Although he was born about 1609 in England and died in Anne Arundel, Maryland as well, he seems to be a different person than the Matthew mentioned above.

See the other Matthew's line: 

 his father Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel (b. 7 July 1585, England/d. 4 Oct. 1646, Padua, Italy)

his father Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel (b. 25 June 1557, Strand, London, England/d. 19 Oct. 1595, Tower of London)

his father Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (b. about 1537, Norfolk, England/d. 30 Sept. 1572, beheaded, Tower Hill, London, England)

his father Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (b. about 1517/d. 1546/47, accused of treason and executed, London, England)

his father Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (b. about 1473, Norfolk, England/d. 25 August 1554, Kenninghall, Norfolk, England) - a brother of Lord Thomas Howard

his father Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk - here we come back to the family line described above which goes to Sir John Howard of Winneghall, Knight

 


Photos:
Harbottle Lake: By Martin Kirk, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14107817
Tendring Hall: By Peter French, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39803929
Pulls Ferry, Norwich, Norfolk, England: By Stuart Bassil - Flickr: Pulls Ferry, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15261531
St Mary Magdalene Church: By Lewis Collard - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15015705




Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Edward Bompasse

Time for our another direct ancestry line and Edward Bompasse/Bumpas - our nine times great-grandfather.

Possibly, The Bumpas/Bunpas family was of French origin (Perpignan, south-western France).

Bridge over Basse River, Perpignan, France

However, Edward (or Edouad as he was also called) was born in about 1605 in Saint Bartholomew Parish in London, England. Probably, Edward was Protestant and therefore, spent some time in Leyden, Holland. Anyhow, on 10 Nov. 1621, young Bompasse came to Plymouth on the ship Fortune.

Two years later, he received an acre of land and cattle. Edward married Hanna in about 1628 - the couple had at least twelve children.

In about 1635, Edward sold his land and relocated to Marshfield where he obtained property and stayed for a few years.

North River, Marshfield, Massachusetts

Finally, the man moved with his family to Middleborough and then, to Duxbury.

The Atlantic Ocean (right)  and Duxbury Bay (left)

Later in his life, after 1665, allegedly, Edward experienced financial difficulties. Regarding the day of his death - various sources give different information on that matter. Some say he died on 3 Feb. 1693 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, others claim it happened before 5 March 1583.



Edward Bompasse - family line

his son John Bumpas (b. 6 Feb. 1636, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts/d. 17 May 1715, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts) + wife Sarah Hunter (b. Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts) - they married about 1760.

Sarah's grandfather was Augustine Bearse (b. 1618, Southampton, Hampshire, England). Supposedly, he was a Gypsy deported from England for a crime he committed there. Augustine was made a freeman in 1652.

his daughter Mary (Bumpas) Benson (b. 20 August, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts/d. about 1715 Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts), her husband was Isaac Benson (b. 14 May 1669, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts) - got married on 17 March 1699 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Cape Cod, Sandwich area, Massachusetts

his daughter Ruth (Benson) Phillips (b. 7 Oct. 1704, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts/d. 19 April 1741, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island) + husband David Phillips (b. about 1702, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island) = married on 19 April 1741 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

her daughter Susannah Ann (Phillips) Gant (b. 21 Jan. 1740, Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island/d. April 1792, Shocco Township, Warren, North Carolina) married John Spencer Gant (b. about 1734, Isle of Wight, Virginia) on 11 August 1760 in North Carolina

her son William Gant (b. 14 August 1763, Granville County, North Carolina/d. 26 Dec. 1824, Orange County, North Carolina) + wife Frances "Fanny" Rippy (b. 18 Oct. 1760, Orange County, North Carolina) - they married on 7 July 1840, Orange, North Carolina

his son Jonathan Kerr Gant (b. 4 April 1787, Orange, NC/d. 3 Sept. 1858, Haw River, Alamance, NC) + wife Mary Elizabeth Trollinger (b. Dec. 1791, Orange, NC = they married in about 1808, Alamance, NC

his son Jacob Rippy Gant - our great-great-grandfather

Resources:
  • geni.com
  • my MyHeritage research
Photos:
  • Perpignan: By Leon petrosyan - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45274344
  • North River, Marchfield: By John Phelan - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9813678
  • The Atlantic Ocean and Duxbury bay: By Nelson Pavlosky - Imported from 500px (archived version) by the Archive Team. (detail page), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71417498
  • Cape Cod: By Andrewrabbott - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18420195



Monday, June 3, 2019

Gerard Alexander Foote

Mr. Foote was one of the early settlers in Collin County. He was born on 28 Sept. 1823 in Fauquier County, Virginia to Mr. Alexander Foote and Miss Jane Elliott Washington.

When Gerard was nine years old, the family moved to Noxubee County Mississippi. Gerard Alexander Foote attended Centenary college in Mississippi.

In 1845, Dr. Foote came to Collin County.  A year later, he became the surgeon of Capt. William Fitzhugh's Texas Rangers.  On 11 Nov. 1847, our man married Miss Eliza Jane McGarrah, the daughter of Colonel J. McGarrah.

Gerard Alexander Foote practiced and studied medicine at the same time. In 1856, Mr. Foote graduated from Memphis Medical College. Besides being a local GP, during the Civil War, G A Foote also served as a surgeon in the 11th Texas Confederate Cavalry (under Col. William Young).
The doctor was dedicated to his work and the citizens of the local community.

Mr. G A Foote assisted in organizing a charter of St. John's Lodge in Collin County. He was also a member of Knights Templar McKinney Commandery No. 34.
 
Later, Dr. Gerard was also a member of the Texas legislature and, together with Mr. Henry C Herndon ran a Foote & Herndon drugstore in McKinney.

In 1880, Dr. Foote switched from merchandising to financial business - he was a co-founder of Collin County Bank and became its president.

Gerard's wife passed away on 13 September 1889. About nine years later, on 11 April 1898, Mr. Foote married Miss Corinne Lee from Clarksville, Texas.

Gerard Alexander Foote lived 78 years, 9 months and 18 days. The man died at 9:20 am on Thursday, 17 July 1902, in his house in McKinney.

The house of Dr. GA Foote at 21 North Benge, McKinney

The indirect family line goes via the Kincheloe and the Rippy families

Gerard A. Foote

his father William Alexander Foote (b. about 1787, Fauquier, Virginia/d. about 1856, Macon, MI) + wife Jane Elliott Washington

his father William Alexander Foote Sr. (b. about 1758, Stafford County, Virginia/d. 1833, Fauquier, Virginia)

his father George Alexander Foote (b. about 1706, Stafford, Virginia/d. 28 June 1759) + wife Frances Berryman (b. about 1710/d. 12 Oct 1753)

his son George Berryman Gibson Foote (b. 20 Jan 1734, Cedar Grove, Stafford, Virginia/d. about 1808)

his wife Margaret (Kincheloe) Foote (b. about 1738, Prince William County, Virginia/d. about 1822, Fairfax County, Virginia), daughter of John Kincheloe and Elizabeth Canterbury

her brother William Elliot Kincheloe Sr. (b. 26 May 1736, Hamilton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia/d. 9 August 1797, Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky) + Mary White

his son Thomas Ludwell Kincheloe (b. 8 Oct. 1761, Fairfax County, Virginia/d. 10 Nov. 1845, Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky) + wife Nancy Edwards (b. 18 April 1779/d. 6 June 1869, Hardinsburg, Breckinridge, Kentucky) = married 2 Dec. 1794, Nelson County, Kentucky

his son Philip L Kincheloe (b. 4 Feb. 1798, Breckinridge, Kentucky/d. 9 Oct. 1887, Hartville, Wright, Missouri)

his son Thomas Ludwell Kincheloe (b. 2 Dec. 1827, Rockford, Breckinridge, Kentucky/d. 18 May 1919, Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri)

his wife Louisa Jane (Rippy) Kincheloe (b. 24 May 1832, Rockford, Breckinridge, Kentucky/d. 18 May 1919, Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri) - Thomas and Louisa married on 15 Feb. 1849 in Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri)

her father "Eli" Elijah Rippy (b. 10 Oct. 1801, Orange, NC/d. 28 March 1866, Pulaski, Missouri)

his brother John M Rippy Sr. (b. 15 April 1802, Orange, NC/d. 17 Oct 1887, Fairfield, Sumner, Tennessee) + wife Elizabeth Jane Bell (b. 24 April 1803, Botetourt County, Virginia) - they married on  3 March 1825 in Sumner, Tennessee

his daughter Soviah Elizabeth (Rippy) Gant (b. 25 March 1841, Sumner, TN/d. 23 Dec. 1903, Plano, Collin, TX) - our 2nd cousin four times removed - she married James Abram Gant (b. 22 Jan. 1840, Orange, NC) on 16 Nov. 1865 in Sumner, Tennessee

and here we get to TEXAS

her son Andrew Morgan Gant - our 2nd cousin twice removed

his daughter Georgia Lue (Gant) Mayes Gant (b. 23 August 1895,  Plano, Collin, TX) - our 3rd cousin once removed, she married Leffel on 24 Dec. 1911.


her second husband Leffel Last Gant


Resources: