Thursday, January 31, 2019

From George Smith Patton Jr. to Our Great-Great-Grandfather

Here is the family tree branch which leads us (indirectly) to Mr. George Smith Patton Jr. According to the MyHeritage Report, the person who connects us to him is Elizabeth Margaret Crockett (nee Patton). G. S. Patton Jr. was her sixth cousin twice removed.

While preparing the post, I read about gen. George Patton and watched the movie "Patton" (made in 1970) as well, just to learn more about the man.

George Smith Patton Jr. (b. 11 Nov. 1885, San Gabriel, LA, California/d. 21 Dec. 1945, Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany)

Ruins of Heidelberg Castle, Germany

his father George Smith Patton II (b. 30 Sept. 1856, Charleston, Kanawha, Virginia/d. 10 June 1927, Lake Vineyard Ranch, LA, California) - an attorney, Mayor of San Marino, California for many years.

his father George Smith Patton (b. 26 June 1833, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia/d. 25 Sept. 1864, Winchester, Virginia). He was a colonel, commanded 22nd Virginia Infantry during the Civil War.

his father John Mercer Patton (b. 10 August 1797, Fredericksburg, Virginia/d. 29 Oct. 1858, Richmond, Virginia) - a lawyer and politician, governor of Virginia (a short time in 1841). He represented two Virginia districts in the US House of Representatives.

his father Robert William Patton Sr. (b. 24 Sept. 1750, Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland/d. 3 No. 1828, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia) - emigrated with his parents and siblings from Scotland to Virginia. Robert married Anne Gordon Mercer who was born ≈ 1765 in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

his father James Patton (b. 24 April 1722, North Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland/d. ≈ 1768, Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia). Wife - Elizabeth Gordon born on 21 Dec. 1725.

his father William Patton (b. ≈ Feb. 1862, Scotland/d. ≈ 1730, Scotland). His wife was Isabella Strawn nee Steven born in Scotland.

his father Mathew Patton (b. 12 Oct 1656, Scotland/d. ≈ 1698, Scotland) married Miss Margaret Miklejohn in ≈ 1677

his father William Henry Patton II (b. ≈ 1628, Ramoigh Parish, Donegal, Ireland/d. ≈ 1689, Clondevadock, Clonmary, Donegal, Ireland) - wife Margaret Skoech

his brother Henry Patton I (b. 31 Jan. 1627, Ramoigh Parish, Donegal, Ireland/d. ≈ 1689, Clondevadock, Clonmary, Donegal, Ireland) married Jane Guthree in Donegal, Ireland in  ≈ 1640


his son Henry Guthree Patton II (b. ≈ 1641, Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland/d. ≈ 1689, Donegal, Donegal County, Ireland) married Miss Jane Spears in ≈ 1657

his son Henry Patton III (b. ≈ 1660, Caigo, Dundee, County of Angus, Scotland/d. ≈ 1743, Clondevadock, Donegal, Ireland) married Miss Sarah Lynn in Derry, County Gavan, N. Ireland in ≈1675

Donegal, Ireland

his son William Patton (b. ≈ 1690, Newton-Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland/d. 5 Sept. 1742, Marlboro, Chester, Pensylvania) - his wife was Mary Byrne

his son John Logan Patton (b. ≈ 1720, Londonderry, Ireland/d. ≈ 1762, Rowan, North Carolina) - wife Hannah Brandon (b. ≈ 1740 in Virginia/d. ≈ 1800, Asheville, Bushcombe County, NC)

his son Robert Patton (b. ≈ 1742, Northern Ireland/d. 11 Nov. 1832, Gibson County, Tennessee)

Gibson County, Tennessee

Robert married Miss Rebecca Cathey in Rowan County, NC ≈ 1777. They had eight children. Robert served in the Revolutionary War.

his daughter Elizabeth Margaret (Patton) Crockett (b. 22 May, Swannanoa, Buncombe County, North Carolina/d. 31 Jan. 1860, Granbury, Hood, Texas). Her second husband was D. Crockett.

And here we are in Texas. In 1853, Elizabeth relocated with her husband David to Granbury in Texas.

Memorial to Elizabeth Crockett, Acton, Texas

her husband David Stern Crockett - the Alamo defender

his father John Wesley Crockett (b. ≈1753, Virginia/d. ≈ 1823, Tennessee). He married Rebecca Sullivan Hawkins, born in Maryland, Jan. 1764.

his brother Robert Crockett (b. 13 August 1755, Fredericksburg, Virginia/d. 26 Feb. 1836, Cumberland County, Kentucky). His wife was Margaret Rayburn.

his daughter Mary (Crockett) Travis (b. ≈ 1787, Fentress County, Tennessee/d. ≈ 1860, Travisville, Fentress County/present Pickett County, Tennessee) married William Travis in in about 1807 in Kentucky.

her husband William B Travis (b. ≈ 1783, Maryland/d. ≈ 1858, Travisville, Fentress County/present Pickett County, Tennessee). William was a son of William Barret Crockett's (the Alamo defender's) cousin. He lived with his wife in District 7, Fentress County Tennessee.


William Travis
United States Census, 1850

Name: William Travis
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Fentress county, Fentress, Tennessee, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 67
Race: White
Birth Year: (Estimated) 1783
Birthplace: Maryland
House Number 635


Household

William Travis, Male, age, 67, born in Maryland
Mary Travis, Female, age 63, born in Tennessee


Record Source:
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCD6-WX8 : 12 April 2016), William Travis, Fentress county, Fentress, Tennessee, United States; citing family 635, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

his sister Hannah (Travis) Long (b. 2 March 1786, Travisville, Overton, Tennessee/d. 4 Nov. 1865, Paris, Lamar, Texas)

The Plaza and Culbertson Fountain, Paris, Texas

William and Hannah's parents were Thomas Travis and Hannah Hutchins. They married on 20 Feb. 1774 in Baltimore, Maryland. On 27 July 1806, Hannah married Mr. Edward Solomon Long, the son of  Edward Solomon Long Sr. and catherine Mary Julian.

her daughter Elizabeth (Long) Blair (b. ≈ 1810, Kentucky)

In 1832, Elizabeth married Mr. Joel Perrin Blair (b. 1807, Tennessee) , a farmer. In 1850, the couple had four children and lived in Illinois, Washington County, Arkansas (1). Ten years later, Elizabeth and Joel lived in Center Township, Doniphan, Kansas with their oldest son William and youngest daughter Jennie. William worked as a steamboat pilot (2).

The Census of 1870, recorded that Elizabeth lived with her husband only. William had already married and lived with his wife Laura and the youngest sister Jennie in a house next to their parents (3). Elizabeth died between 1870 and 1875 as the next Census informs that in 1875 Joel lived on his own (4).

her daughter Jennie Elizabeth (Blair) Dudley (b. 3 Feb. 1849, Arkansas/d. 2 Oct. 1896, Paris, Lamar, Texas)

Here we get to Texas again.

On 25 Sept. 1875 in Lamar County, TX, Jennie married James Gasham Dudley, a lawyer. He was born in 1948 in Missouri to James A and Parmelia Dudley (5).
Five years after the wedding, Jennie and James lived with their two children Frederick and Charles, and James' mother at Ward 2, Lamar, TX (6).

Jennie lived for 47 years. She passed on 2 Oct. 1896 and was buried et the Evergreen Cemetery in Paris, TX.



her daughter Ethel Blair (Dudley) Maddox (20 March 1887, Paris, Lamar, TX/d. 8 Nov. 1957, Paris, Lamar, TX)

Ethel got married at the age of 24. The ceremony took place on 18 April 1911 in Lamar, TX (7). Her husband was Clarence Witherspoon Maddox, the son of  Thomas Frederick Maddox and Amanda Lee Nance. Unfortunately, I have not found much more about Ethel, her husband and the family.
Ethel Maddox passed on 8 Nov. 1957 (8).

her daughter Clare (Maddox) Fowler (b. 1 June 1923, Antlers, Pushmataha, Oklahoma/d. 24 Oct. 1971, Dallas, Dallas, TX)

Clare lived with her parents (and at least one sibling) in Pushmataha, Oklahoma. Oklahoma school records from 1934 to 1943 list Clare's school enrollments (9). She became a scholteacher.
Claire got married on 8 March 1949 in Paris, TX. Her spouse was Bert L Fowler.  Clare passed in Baylor Hospital in Dallas on 24 Oct. 1971. She was 48 when she died. (10)

Downtown Dallas, TX

her husband Bert L Fowler Jr. (b. 22 Jan. 1919, Denton, Denton, TX/d. 27 August 1981, Dallas, Dallas, TX) - our 4th cousin

He was the son of Bert L Fowler Sr. and Marie Bailey.
Bert completed 3 years of college education and worked as a bookkeeper in a bank (11, 12).

his mother Marie (Bailey) Fowler (b. 25 Oct. 1897, Texas/d. 12 Jan. 1949, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX) - our 3rd cousin once removed

Japanese Garden, part of Botanic Gardern, Fort Worth, TX

In 1900 Marie lived with her parents Lafayette Bailey and Ideller Gant in the west part of Plano (Justice Precinct 5), Collin County, Texas.

Name: Marie Bailey
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Justice Precinct 5 (west part) Plano town, Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 3
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: W
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Date: Oct 1897
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
 

Household

Lafayette Bailey, Head. M, 31, born in Tennessee
Della Bailey, Wife, Female, 25, born in Tennessee
Marie Bailey, Daughter, Female, 3, born in Texas
William W Chaddick, Boarder, Male, 29, born in Louisiana
J D Brent, Boarder, Male, 22, born in Texas
Burn Hansell, Boarder, Male, 34, born in Missouri
James M Shellings, Boarder, Male, 27, born in Texas
Albert A Angle, Boarder, Male, 36, born in Tennessee
Jane Nash, Servant, Female, born in Texas


Record Source:
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3L3-JXS : accessed 31 January 2019), Marie Bailey in household of Lafayette Bailey, Justice Precinct 5 (west part) Plano town, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16, sheet 8A, family 159, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,621.

Some of the boarders mentioned in the record were related to the Baileys. William W Chaddick and the Chaddick family was distantly related to Forman and Howard families as well.
Albert A Angle was Albert Abner Angle (b. 13 Oct. 1864 in Tennessee). His parents were Marcus Lafayette Anglea and Mammie Erena Jones. Albert was a first cousin once removed of Ideller bailey's grandmother.

Two years after the Census, J D Brent - James Devit Brent (b. 1 Oct. 1878 in Plano, TX), the son of James Monroe Brent and Rebecca Florence Hansel, became the husband of Marie's mother's second cousin Roxie L. Brown.

Marie died in All Saints Hospital on 19 Jan 1949 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. She was 51 years 2 month and 10 days on the day of her death (13).

You can read more about Marie and her family in the post linked below.

her mother Ideller (Gant) Bailey - our second cousin twice removed

her father Benjamine Thomas Gant Jr. (b. 16 Dec. 1853, Sumner, Tennessee/d. 29 March 1906, Plano, Collin, Texas) - our 1st cousin 3 times removed

Haggard Park, Plano, TX

On 11 May 1873 in Sumner County, Tennessee, Benjamine married 23-year-old Martha Ellen Riggs the daughter of James R Riggs and Louisa Ann Anglea. Louisa was a sister of Alber Abner Angle's (mentioned above) father.

his father Benjamin Thomas Gant - (b. ≈ 1812, Orange, North Carolina/d. ≈ 1865, Sumner, Tennessee)

21-year-old Benjamin married on 20 May 1833 in Orange County, North Carolina.. His wife was Mary (Polly) Tarpley, the daughter of mason Tarpley and Elizabeth Cooke (14).

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

Sources:
My MyHeritage research, 
geni.com,
  • (1) "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M674-V6M: 12 April 2016), Joel P Blair, Illinois, Washington, Arkansas, United States; citing family 1, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • (2) "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M66W-VDV: 13 December 2017), Joel Blair, 1860.
  • (3)  "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJV-KX6 : 12 April 2016), Joel P Blair, Kansas, United States; citing p. 4, family 25, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,931.
  • (4) "Kansas State Census, 1875", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL6X-HZNL : 12 November 2017), Joel P Blair in entry for Leroy Hughley, 1875.
  • (5) "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHZF-XNG : 14 December 2017), James G Dudley in entry for James A Dudley, 1860.
  • (6) "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFN5-PN3 : 15 July 2017), James Dudley, Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 82, sheet 215C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1314; FHL microfilm 1,255,315.
  • (7) "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX9T-JQ6 : 21 July 2017), Clarence Maddox and Ethel Blair Dudley, 18 Apr 1911; citing Lamar, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 1,293,683.
  • (8) "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ6L-W6Z : 24 May 2014), Ethel B Maddox, 08 Nov 1957; from "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing certificate number 62629, Lamar, Texas, Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.
  • (9) "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2GH-3TJN : 10 April 2018), Claire Maddox, 1943; citing School enrollment, Pushmataha, Oklahoma, United States, various County Clerk offices, Oklahoma school district offices, Oklahoma; FHL microfilm 2,435,018.
  • (10)"Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3XS-8HV : 13 March 2018), Clare Maddox Fowler, 24 Oct 1971; citing certificate number 78887, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,437.
  • (11) "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8PG-HTZ : 5 December 2014), Bert Jr Fowler, enlisted 22 May 1941, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland. No image available
  • United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • Affiliate Publication Title Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
  • (12) "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWVS-PJ6 : 14 March 2018), Bert Fowler in household of Bert Fowler, Denton, Justice Precinct 1, Denton, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61-1, sheet 4A, line 39, family 100, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4020.
  • (13) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K39B-KRX : 13 March 2018), Marie Bailey Fowler, 12 Jan 1949; citing certificate number 4342, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,119.
  • (14) "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8YY-7JM : 10 February 2018), Benjamin Gant and Polly Tarpley, 20 May 1833; citing Orange,North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,330,298.
Photos:
  •  Donegal: By No machine-readable author provided. Kanchelskis assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=324962
  • Gibson County, Tennessee map: CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=502376
  • Acton Memorial: By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8372115
  • Photo of gravestone of Jennie Dudley: Mary Hall Ferguson
  • The Plaza, Paris, Texas: By Adavyd - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27882476
  • Downtown Dallas: By Alan Botting - https://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-flora_botting/32921796582/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59764799
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden: By BFS Man from Webster, TX, USA - FW Japanese Gardens 2, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70763611
  • Haggard Park, Plano: By Michael Barera, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44214720




Tuesday, January 22, 2019

William Hewett Chaddick & Family

The person who connects us to Mr. William Hewett Chaddick is Abigail (Thomas) Howard Forman. How? You can find it out, when you read the post.

William Hewett Chaddick was born on 8 February 1847 in Jackson Parish, Vernon, Louisiana.
His parents were William Monroe Chaddick and Elizabeth Gordon.

Wm. H. Chaddick
United States Census, 1850

Name: Wm. H. Chaddick
Event: Type Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Jackson parish, Jackson, Louisiana, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Race: White
Birth Year: (Estimated) 1847
Birthplace: Louisiana
House Number: 58


Household

Wm. Chaddick, Male, age 30, born in Mississippi
Elizabeth Chaddick, Female, age 20, born in Mississippi
James P Chaddick, M, age 5, born in Mississippi
Wm. H. Chaddick,  M, age 3, born in Louisiana
Whitmore Chaddick, F, age 1, born in Louisiana
Richard R Chaddick, M, age 19, born in Mississippi
James R Robertson, M, 45, Unknown


Record Source:
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJW-8H1 : 12 April 2016), Wm. H. Chaddick in household of Wm. Chaddick, Jackson parish, Jackson, Louisiana, United States; citing family 58, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Richard R Chaddick mentioned in the above Census record was a brother of William Chaddick Sr., our William Hewett's uncle.

When William's father was to join the Confederacy Army, William junior was just a boy in his early teens. However, he decided to replace his father and enlisted instead of him. Thanks to that the family was not left without their main supporter and provider - the father. William Hewett served in the army for four years.


William H. Chaddick
United States Civil War Soldiers Index

Name: William H. Chaddick
Event Type: Military Service
Military Beginning Rank: Corporal
Military Final Rank: Corporal
Military Side: Confederate
State or Military Term: Louisiana
Military Unit: 4th Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry
Military Company: E
Affiliate Film Number: 5

Record Source:
"United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F9FD-8YD : 4 December 2014), William H. Chaddick, Corporal, Company E, 4th Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry, Confederate; citing NARA microfilm publication M378 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 5; FHL microfilm 881,461.

William H's first wife was Martha E Marcellus, daughter of Thomas Marcellus and Sarah Ann Moore. The marriage took place in Louisiana on 7 October 1865. The newlyweds were both 18 on the day of their wedding. Martha (called Mattie) and William H had five children - two sons and three daughters. The family moved to Texas in November 1872. At first, they settled at the area of the nowadays city of Parker, William was a farmer. Five years later, they all moved to Plano and William H. became a merchant.


Huett Chaddick
United States Census, 1880 (20 July)

Name: Huett Chaddick
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Plano, Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race: W
Occupation: Merchant
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birth Year (Estimated): 1847
Birthplace: Louisiana, United States
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Sheet Letter: D
Sheet Number: 215
Person Number: 0
Volume 2


Household


Huett Chaddick, Self, M, age 33, born Louisiana, United States
Martha E Chaddick, Wife, F, 33, born Mississippi, United States
William T Chaddick, Son, M, 13, born Louisiana, United States
Eugene Chaddick, Son, M, 11, born Louisiana, United States
Lilly Chaddick, Daughter, F, 8, born Louisiana, United States
Sarah Chaddick, Daughter, F, 6, born Texas, United States
Genoia Chaddick, Daughter, F 4, Texas, United States
Sarah Smith, Other, F, 14, born Louisiana, United States (boarder)


Record Source:
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFFB-RS7 : 15 July 2017), Huett Chaddick, Plano, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 25, sheet 215D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1296; FHL microfilm 1,255,296.

Unfortunately, Martha passed away at the age of 33, on 14 Dec. 1880. In the next year, the great fire of Plano destroyed also William's business.

On 30 August 1880, William married again. His second spouse was Miss Ruth Cochran (nee Forman), the daughter of William M Forman II and Lucettie Abigail Howard (nee Thomas). Abigail's first husband was Jarrot Howard, our great-great-grandfather. Anyway, on the wedding day, Ruth was 23 and William was 34.



R Cochran
mentioned in the record of W H Chaddick and R Cochran

Name: W H Chaddick
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Aug 1881
Event Place: Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: R Cochran
Spouse's Gender: Female
Page 18


Record Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-FYM : 10 December 2017), W H Chaddick and R Cochran, 30 Aug 1881; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,596.


14 Sept. 1885 - wedding in the family - Lillie Forman, daughter of Mary and William Hewett's married Clint Forman, the son of Joseph Forman and Elizabeth Hughes (1). According to the record, Lillie was thirteen on the day of her marraige. Her spouse was nine years older.

Two years later, on 7 January, William's second oldest son Eugene N. married Mary Andrews.


Record Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K615-S95 : 10 December 2017), Eugene Chaddick and Mary Andrews, 07 Jan 1897; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,599.

The next child of William's two marry was Sarah Elizabeth. On 18 August 1891 she became the wife of Tobias Clemens Taylor.


Clipping Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-RK2 : 10 December 2017), T C Taylor and Sallie Chaddick, 13 Aug 1891; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,598.

Four years later, on 18 Feb. 1895, Genoa left the family home to wed. Her spouse was Meroney Forman, son of Joseph Forman and Elizabeth Hughes.


Clipping Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-16S : 10 December 2017), Meroney Foreman and Genoa Chaddick, 18 Feb 1895; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,598.

1987 brought another wedding. On 7 January, Eugene, son of Martha and William H's, married Miss Mary Andrews.


Record Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K615-S95 : 10 December 2017), Eugene Chaddick and Mary Andrews, 07 Jan 1897; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,599.

William Hewett was a Christian man of a grand character. When still in Louisiana, he joined the Methodist church. After the marriage with Ruth, he became a follower of the Plano Christian Church.
Ruth and William had seven children - two daughters and five sons.

Ruth Chaddick
United States Census, 1900 (6 July)

Name: Ruth Chaddick
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Justice Precinct 5 (west part) Plano town, Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 42
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race: W
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Number of Living Children: 7
Years Married: 19
Birth Date: Aug 1858
Birthplace: Texas
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1881
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother of how many children: 9


Household

William H Chaddick, Head, Male, age 53, born in Mississippi
Ruth Chaddick, Wife, F, 42, born in Texas
Eugene Chaddick, Son, M, age 30, born in Louisiana
W Hugh Chaddick, Son, M, 18, born in Texas
Earl Chaddick, Son, M, 15, Texas
Clyde Chaddick, Son, M, 12, Texas
Ruth Chaddick, Daughter, F, 8, Texas
Ora Chaddick Daughter, F, 5, Texas
Mark Chaddick, Son, M, 2, born in Texas


Record Source:
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3L3-PJS : accessed 16 January 2019), Ruth Chaddick in household of William H Chaddick, Justice Precinct 5 (west part) Plano town, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16, sheet 9A, family 179, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,621.

Eugene Chaddick, age 30, mentioned above, was William and his first wife's son. Eugene's wife passed away not long before the Census, between 1898 and 1900.

The record says that Ruth had nine children and seven of them was alive at the time in July 1900.
She had had three children with her first husband Ammon Cochran, only one girl, named Lillie Mae (born in 1876) survived. Lillie got married in 1894. On 6 July 1900 she had already lived with her husband Henry L Bradshaw (2).

In 1902, tragedy touched the family. William's oldest son, William T was found dead. The article contains a mistake, regarding the first letter of William Jr.'s middle name.

Clipping Source:
Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 6, 1902, newspaper, March 6, 1902; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192110/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.

The police investigation continued. Some employees of The Missouri, Kentucky and Texas Railroad Company were suspected of having some connection with the tragic death of William Hewett's son. The father filed a lawsuit against the Railroad Company.


Clipping Source: 
Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 29, 1903, newspaper, October 29, 1903; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192196/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.

About two years later, the suspects who might have been involved in the killing of William T. were arrested.


Clipping Source:
Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 31, 1903, newspaper, December 31, 1903; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192205/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society

In July, the court trial of the suspects started in Sherman.


Clipping Source:
Smith, J. Frank. The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 21, 1904, newspaper, July 21, 1904; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291847/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society

How it all ended, whether the defendants were found innocent or guilty, I do knot know. I have found no more information on the tragic case.

On 11 Dec. in the same year 1904, a much happier event took place - William Hewett Jr. married Miss Ruby Lee Gregory (3).


Clipping Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K615-ZQR : 10 December 2017), Earl F Chaddick and Lillie Carpenter, 28 Nov 1906; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,601.

Two years later, on 28 November 1906, Earl F, William's second oldest son, married Miss Lillie Jennie Carpenter, daughter of John Henry Carpenter and M I Coke.


Record Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K615-ZQT : 10 December 2017), Earl F Chaddick and Lillie Carpenter, 28 Nov 1906; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,601.

Somehow, during the 1910 Census only William Hewett Sr. and his wife were registered as the dwellers of their household. It seems strange as some of their children were still not married. Maybe they were not at home then?

W H Chaddick
United States Census, 1910
Name: W H Chaddick
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1910
Event Place: Plano, Collin, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 63
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1847
Birthplace: Louisiana
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother's Birthplace Mississippi
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 13

Household

W H Chaddick, Head, Male, age 63, born in Louisiana
Ruth Chaddick, Wife, Female, age 52, born in Texas

Record Source:
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2SC-72X : accessed 16 January 2019), W H Chaddick, Plano, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 22, sheet 13A, family 277, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1540; FHL microfilm 1,375,553

At the beginning of 1914, Ruth's health deterorated.


At the same time, there was an Automobile Contest organized by the Whitten-Sandifer Company. The contestants were ladies of the Plano society, the stake was a Ford automobile. The contest participants did not have to do anything - it was the citizens of Plano who voted for their favorite lady and chose the winner at the same time. The end of the contest + its results were to be announced on 24 December.

Ruth Chaddick took part in the competition as well. At first, I though it was William Hewett's daughter, but next, looking through the old newpspers, I noticed that the same Ruth Chaddick played to win a Ford also years later, when Ruth the younger, could have possibly been married. Anyway, it seems it was an annual contest. I cannot tell you who won the 1914 edition as I did not find the name of the lucky lady in the newspapers printed in December.


(Two) Clippings Source:
Logsdon, Ernest. The Plano Star-Courier. (Plano, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 23, 1914, newspaper, April 23, 1914; Plano, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601564/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society

William Hewett was a respectful person of the Plano society. He served as a member of the Plano Council for quite a few years.

Clipping Source:
Wankan, Fred E. The Plano Star-Courier (Plano, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 6, 1915, newspaper, May 6, 1915; Plano, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601657/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.


Ruth Chaddick, the daughter of William Hewett and Ruth's married John B Brent on 18 March 1916.


Record Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61T-VRB : 10 December 2017), John B Brent and Ruth Chaddick, 18 May 1916; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 2,316,240.

In July 1918, William Hewett lost his two-year-older brother James P.


Clipping Source:
The Plano Star-Courier (Plano, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, July 5, 1918, newspaper, July 5, 1918; Plano, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth570451/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.

James P Chaddick, born in 1845 in Mississippi, was the oldest child in the family of William Monroe Chaddick and Elizabeth Gordon.

When the school year ended in 1919, the Chaddicks celebrated the high school graduation of Ora, the youngest daughter in the family. She graduted from the Plano High School.


Clipping Source:
Logsdon, Ernest. The Plano Star-Courier. (Plano, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1914, newspaper, May 21, 1914; Plano, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601782/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.

About a year later, William Hewett's heart failed. He had heart surgery and died from mitral disease on 10 March 1920. William H. was buried at the Plano Cemetery on the next day.


As for Ruth and the children of William Hewett Sr.'s;


Earl F Chaddick, the second son of Ruth and William's, was a farmer. He lived with his wife Lillie at R#7, Box 103 in Forth Worth. He was medium height and medium built, his eyes were blue and his hair was light. (5) Earl died from TB which he had suffered from for two years and six months. (6)


Clyde Chaddick, the third son of Ruth and William Hewett's was 5 feet 3 inches tall, he had black hair and brown eyes. He must have married after 1917. On 6 June 1917,  the day of his WW1 draft registration, he was still single. At that time Clyde worked as an automobile dealer at the Chaddick Parlore Inc. in Corpus Cristi, TX.  (7)

During WW1, he served in CMC Repair Shop 304 at Fort Sam, Houston, Texas. Clyde Chaddick was appointed Private 1 class on 31 July 1918, and later was promoted to Sergeant (on 24 Sept. 1918). When the war ended, Clyde was honorably discharged on 11 Jan. 1919, during demobilization. (8)
Years later, the man married Rosina Ledbetter. Their first child Mary Lou was born in 1930. (9) The family of Clyde's lived at 523 W. Elsmere, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The house, built in 1923, still exists. Clyde worked for Lincoln national Life Insurance Co. as an insurance agent. (10)
He died at the age of 55, on 21 August 1943, due to hypertnesion and coronary occlusion. (11)


Ruth Brent, the oldest daughter of Ruth and William's, worked as a private duty practical nurse. Her husband John Beaty passed in 1959 (12). At the end of her life, Ruth lived in a nursing home in Denton where she died due to cardiovascular disease on 22 Oct. 1976. (13)


Ora Thompson, Ruth's younger sister, lived with her husband in Plano. She passed away at the age of 70, on 15 November 1965. (14)

I have not found much info on Ruth and William's fourth son Mark Chaddick. He was born 20 Feb. 1898 and he helped his father run the farm. The WW1 registration record also says that Mark was short, medium built, had brown eyes and dark hair. (15)


Kruger L Chaddick was the youngest son of Ruth and William's. He worked as a wire maker at Texas Wire & Cable Company. Kruger's first wife Lennie died from TB on 27 Nov. 1927 (16). The man remarried two years later on the day 8 June. His second wife was Lillian Largent Mallow (17). Kruger Chaddick passed at the age of 61 in his home which was at 800 15th Street in Plano. On 31 Jan. 1962 his heart stopped (18).


Ruth Chaddick, the second wife of William Hewett's died before WW2 started, on 1 July 1939 (19).

Children from William's first marriage


William T was a saddler. He probably married Miss Rebecca Bumpass on 19 November 1887.


Record Source:
"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-P78: 10 December 2017), Wm Chaddick and Rebecca Bumpass, 23 Nov 1887; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,597.


Not much is known about Eugene Chaddick, William T's younger brother. Maybe he remarried ? Anyway, in 1900, he lived in Justice Precinct 5, between Dallas/McKinney Rd. and Muddy Creek in Collin County Texas (20). Ten years later, he lived with his 12-year-old son Vergennes in Nocona, Montague, Texas (21).


Lily Forman, Eugene's younger sister, lived not far from her brother (in 1900). Together with her husband Clint and son Ray, they dwelled two houses away from the house of Eugene's. Lilly and Clint's home was recorded during the Census as house #359, Eugene's place was #361(22). Lily outlived her husband who died in 1918 (23). She left this world years later in Lamar, TX on 9 Dec. 1944 (24).


Sallie Elizabeth Taylor was two years younger than Lily. I can only tell you about her that in 1900 she lived with her husband T C Taylor and four children in Justice Precinct 5 (west Plano) (25). Ten years later, the couple had two sons more and they had already moved to Justice Precinct 2 in San Saba, Texas (26).


It seems that in 1900, the siblings lived close two each other. Genoa lived with her husband at his mother's house which was also in Justice P. #5 in Plano (27). Meroney Forman was a dairy farmer. Probably, Genoa and Meroney had no children. Genoa's spouse passed in 1945 due to cardiac failure (28). She died five years later, on 14 Sept. 1949, from liver damage (cirrhosis) (29).


The family line in the family tree


William Hewett Chaddick
his wife Ruth (Forman) Cochran
her mother Lucettie Abigail Thomas (b. 16 August 1823, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky/d. 20 Jan. 1897, Plano, Collin, TX)
her first husband Jarrot Howard - our great-great-grandfather

UPDATE:

There is another family tree branch which connects us with  
William Hewett Chaddick
his wife Ruth (Forman) Cochran
their son William Hewitt Chaddick Jr.
his son W P Chaddick (b. 12 May 1914, Texas/d. 1 August 1966, Texas)
his wife Helen Ruth (Mayes) Chaddick (b. 1 Oct. 1914/d. 18 Feb. 1999, Texas)
her mother Georgia Lou (Gant) Mayes (b. 23 August 1895, Plano, Collin, TX/d. 28 Dec. 1973, Plano, Collin, TX)
1her father Andrew Morgan Gant - our 2nd cousin twice rmoved
2 her second husband Leffel Last Gant - our uncle

Sources:
  • The Plano Star-Courier (Plano, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, March 26, 1920, newspaper, March 26, 1920; Plano, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth570374/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.
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  • (2)"Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61P-B3S: 10 December 2017), H L Bradshaw and Lilly Cochran, 27 Sep 1894; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,289,598;
  • (3) Smith, J. Frank. The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 13, 1904, newspaper, October 13, 1904; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291859/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.
  • (4)"Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3DR-RWD : 13 March 2018), W H Chaddick, 10 Mar 1920; citing certificate number 9766, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,073,750
  • (5) "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZX1-39N : 13 March 2018), Earl F Chaddick, 1917-1918; citing Tarrant County, Texas, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,983,670.
  • (6) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K37J-KY7 : 13 March 2018), Earl Chaddick, 31 Mar 1926; citing certificate number 9024, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,114,062.
  • (7) "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZXP-BXC : 13 March 2018), Clyde Chaddick, 1917-1918; citing Nueces County, Texas, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,983,498.
  • (8) "Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV18-DFSG : 13 March 2018), Clyde Chaddick, 31 May 1918; citing Military Service, Corpus Christi, , Texas, United States, Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin.
  • (9) "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4W7-8M1 : 14 March 2018), Rosine Chaddick in household of Clyde Chaddick, Area A, San Antonio, Justice Precinct 1, Bexar, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 259-1, sheet 13B, line 65, family 365, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4201.
  • (10 ) "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPK1-54Q : 17 October 2017), Clyde Chaddick, 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.).
  • (11) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSBL-1QT : 13 March 2018), Clyde Chaddick, 21 Aug 1943; citing certificate number 35630, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,433.
  • (12) "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ6P-65L : 24 May 2014), John Beaty Brent, 11 Nov 1959; from "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing certificate number 61091, Denton, Texas, Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.
  • (13) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3FN-VHJ : 13 March 2018), Ruth Chaddick Brent, 22 Oct 1976; citing certificate number 83079, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,243,982.
  • (14) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3XR-5M4 : 13 March 2018), Ora Chaddick Thompson, 15 Nov 1965; citing certificate number 69064, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,866.
  • (15) "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZX9-SSH : 13 March 2018), Mark Chaddick, 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.
  • (16) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3QF-Y31 : 13 March 2018), Lennie Chaddick, 26 Nov 1927; citing certificate number 36137, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,114,335.
  • (17) "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K61Y-7Z6 : 10 December 2017), Kruger L Chaddick and Lillian Largent Mallow, 08 Jun 1929; citing Marriage, citing Collin, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 2,316,242.
  • (18) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3X8-2CZ : 13 March 2018), Kruger L Chaddick, 31 Jan 1962; citing certificate number 07461, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,931.
  • (19) "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZF1-3N2 : 5 January 2015), Ruth Chaddick, 01 Jul 1939; from "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing certificate number 31984, Collin, Texas, Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.
  • (20) "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3L3-5JC : accessed 22 January 2019), Eugene Chaddick, Justice Precinct 5 (between Dallas/McKinney rd. & Muddy Creek), Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 18, sheet 20B, family 363, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,621.
  • (21) "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2SV-4VM : accessed 22 January 2019), E Chaddick, Nocona, Montague, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 180, sheet 15B, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1579; FHL microfilm 1,375,592.
  • (22)"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3L3-5JM : accessed 22 January 2019), Lily Forman in household of Clint Forman, Justice Precinct 5 (between Dallas/McKinney rd. & Muddy Creek), Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 18, sheet 20B, family 361, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,621.
  • (23) "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:SB9R-848 : accessed 22 January 2019), entry for Clinton /Forman/, cites sources; file (2:2:2:MM7T-3FD), submitted 14 May 2011 by William Ingols
  • (24) "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZCK-Y4C : 24 May 2014), Lillie Forman, 15 Jan 1969; from "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing certificate number , Lamar, Texas, Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.
  • (25) "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3L3-4BB : accessed 22 January 2019), Sally E Taylor in household of Thomas C Taylor, Justice Precinct 5 (west part) Plano town, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16, sheet 6B, family 123, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,621.
  • (26) "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2SP-8X6 : accessed 22 January 2019), Tobe C Taylor, Justice Precinct 2, San Saba, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 216, sheet 9A, family 65, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1584; FHL microfilm 1,375,597.
  • (27) "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3L3-6S9 : accessed 22 January 2019), Genoa Forman in household of Elizabeth H Forman, Justice Precinct 5 (west part) Plano town, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16, sheet 12B, family 239, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,621.
  • (28) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS17-H59 : 13 March 2018), Meroney Forman, 06 Apr 1945; citing certificate number 15365, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,915.
  • (29) "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3S7-G8C : 13 March 2018), Genoa Chaddick Forman, 14 Sep 1949; citing certificate number 42310, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,523.

Photos

  • Photo of gravestone: mystic75074 
  • Nocona welcome sign: By Chetblong - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3346465




Friday, January 11, 2019

Saxon Kings and Saints

Investigating our direct family tree lines, I have come across quite a few kings of various European royal houses. One of those branches is the line (at least part of it) of the Saxon Kings of England.

I start the ancestors' introduction with Cerdic, son of Elesa, our direct maternal great-grandfather (52 generations back)*. Cerdic was the first king and the founder of Wessex (West Saxon kingdom). He reigned between 519 and 534.



Then goes the mysterious Creoda, born in 493, possibly a son or grandson (?) of Cerdic. At this point, things are a bit complicated as it seems not to be clear whether Creoda's son was Cynric (born about 525) or the latter one was the son of Cerdic. Anyhow, Cynric was king of the West Saxons from 534 to 560 (the year of his death). Some sources say he might have ruled jointly with Cerdic (519-534).

Cynric's son was Ceawlin - he succeeded his father and reigned from 560 to 591. Cynric was exiled in 592 and killed a year later.


Celtic and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in ≈ 600

Ceawlin's son Cuthwine (our direct ancestor - 51 generations back) was not king of Wessex as the throne had been taken over by Ceol, Cuthwine's cousin. As a result of that, the latter one had to live in exile. Cuthwine died about 581. His youngest and third son was

Cutha (Cuthwolf), born about 592, during the reign of King Ceol, his uncle. Cutha was banished, in his older years he probably moved to Devon. Cuthwolf's wife was Gwynhafar, princess of Dumnonia, daughter of Clemens ap Beldrich (king of Dumnonia).

Cliffs of Devon

By the way, the capital of the kingdom of Dumnonia was where nowadays is the city of Exeter.

The next ancestor in our family tree line is Cutha and Gwynhafar's son Ceolweald. He was never a king and not much is known about him, besides that he had a son Coenred/Cenred.

Cenred born about 644 (our great-grandfather, 48 generations back) is the next ancestor in that family line. Possibly he co-ruled Wessex with his son Ine.

Then comes Cenred's son Ingild (b. ≈ 680/d. ≈ 718 ?),
his son Eoppa (b. ≈ 706/d. ?,
his son Eaba (b. ≈ 732/d. ≈ 762),
his son Ealhmund (b. ≈ 758/d. ≈ 786), King of Kent (in 784 and in 786)

Kingdom of Kent

his son Egbert (Ecgberht) born ≈ 770 in Wessex, our direct maternal ancestor (43 generations back) was the king of West Saxons from 802 until his death in 839. He was also king of Sussex, Kent, Surrey, and Essex. Egbert succeeded in creating a very strong kingdom and is recognized as the first king of the entire England.

England during Egbert's reign


His son Æthelwulf (b. ≈ 800/d. 13 Jan. 858) was sub-king of Kent, bishop of Winchester, later king of Wessex (from 839 to 838). He fought successfully against the Danes. Æthelwulf's first wife was the noblewoman of the name Obsurga, daughter of Oslac. The couple had one son

Alfred born ≈ 849 in Wantage, Berkshire (nowadays Oxfordshire), know as Alfred the Great, ruled as king from 871 to 899. When he was a boy, Alfred visited Rome twice. He was also confirmed in Rome, during the ceremony carried out by Pope Leo VI. Alfred - the Great King of Saxons fought the Danes, defeated them in May 878 (the battle of Edington).

Alfred the Great - Winchester

Alfred made the defeated Viking leader (whose name was Guthrum) be baptized in Christian faith, and was Guthrum's godfather as well. He was a great ruler not only regarding the battlefield. To read more about him got to any encyclopedia or this article.

In 868, he married the noble lady Ealhswith whose ancestor was Coenwulf, king of Mercia. She is recognized by Christians as a saint and her feast day is on 20 July. I have tried to find out more about Ealswith the Saint - no success so far.

England in the year 878


Their son Edward (born 874), called the Elder. He reigned from the year 899 to 924. He annexed the kingdom of Mercia, captured the Danes, boroughs of Derby, Lincoln, Leicester, Nottingham and Stanford. Edward had three wives. The third one, Eadgifu of Kent was the mother of

Edmund I (born ≈ 921) who became king when he was eighteen (939). Edmund succeeded in defeating the Vikings in the Midlands and Northumbria. When he was twenty-five, he was stabbed and killed by a thief. Edmund died in Dorset on 26 May 946.

Silver penny by Edmund I

His first wife was Ælfgifu (Elgiva) of Shaftesbury. The name Ælfgifu means more or less "elf's gift". The wife of King Edmund was the patroness of Shaftesbury which she had received from her husband. Later, she became a nun at the Shaftesbury abbey where she died and was buried in 944. Many healings/miracles have been said to happen at her tomb, that was why she has been venerated as a saint. Her feast day is 18 May.


Ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey

Their son Edgar I, king of the English, born ≈ 944, ruled from 959 to 975. Edgar of the nickname The Peaceful was crowned and anointed as king in 933. The order of the coronation ceremony which was introduced then and among others included the citation from the Bible, has been practiced during the coronations of English rulers ever since. 

Edgar's reign was the time of peace, working with bishops he created the conditions which led to the rebirth of religion/monasteries in the country. As a result of that, the church of England started sending missionaries to Scandinavia. King Edgar died on 8 July 975. He is revered as a saint, his feast day is 8 July.

Edgar's third wife was Ælfthryth (Elfrida). They married about 965. Ælfthryth was crowned and anointed as Queen of the Kingdom of England. The lady's reputation has been shadowed by two alleged murders. One - of her first husband Æthewald who married Elfrida although he knew king Edgar was interested in her as a candidate for queen. The second was the death of Elfrida's stepson Edward on 19 March 978.

Edgar and Elfrida's son Æthelred was born in ≈ 968. He was crowned when he was ten years old and ruled struggling from 978 to 1016. His knickname was The Unready. Æthelred's first wife was Ælfgifu who was also the mother of our great-grandpa (36 generations back).

Silver penny of Æthelred The Unready


Edmund born ≈ 992, reigned from April to November 1016. He was quite a warrior, fought the Danes bravely in four battles - won three, lost one. No wonder, he earned the name Ironside. Edmund married Ealdgyth.

Their son Edward born ≈ 1016. He was an infant when his father died and the country had already been taken over by the Danish King Cnut the Great. Edward and his brother lived in exile. Supposedly, when they were babies, they were to be murdered but instead were saved and managed to survive. After many years, Edward returned to England in 1057 with his wife Agatha and their children. Sadly, Edward was murdered in the same year. His body was buried in the oldest part of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

His daughter Margaret of Wessex, known also as Margaret of Scotland. I have already written about her and explained how the family branch goes from her to our great-great-grandmother. That is why I will not repeat it here.

Flag of Wessex, designed by William Crampton in the 1970s

In the next post I am going to come back to Plano, Collin County, Texas.

*based on my research

Sources:
  • The online version of "Kings, Queens, Bones & Bastards: Who's Who in the English Monarchy from Egbert to Elizabeth II" by David Hilliam, ebook edition published in 2011,
  • Online encyclopedia Britannica
  • Czytelnia 
  • Wikipedia

Photos:
  • Anglo-Saxon migration routes: By my work - Based on Jones & Mattingly's Atlas of Roman Britain (ISBN 978-1-84217-06700, 1990, reprinted 2007, pp. 317, 318), Haywood's Dark Age Naval Power (ISBN 1-898281-43-2, 1999, cemeteries on pp. 84–86, 121, region of "Romanisation" on p. 151), Lebecq's The Northern Seas (fifth to eighth centuries) (in The New Cambridge Medieval History, Vol I c.500–c.700, ISBN 13-978-0-521-36291-7, 2005, p. 643), and Wood's The Channel from the 4th to the 7th centuries AD in Carver's Maritime Celts, Frisians and Saxons (ISBN 978-0906780930, pp 93–97). The suggestion that settlements in Britain were made from the Bessin is from Haywood (Vron, for example, was abandoned c. 450).Jones & Mattingly also show 5th century cemeteries in the central English Midlands south of the River Trent, based on the dating of excavated cemeteries, but this is disputed by historians arguing for a 6th century Anglo-Saxon expansion into that region (see, for example Annals and the Origin of Mercia, pp. 20–24, by Wendy Davies, in Mercian Studies, 1977, ISBN 0718511484).The topographic map is from File:Europe relief laea location map.jpg, with copyright notice {{self|cc-by-sa-3.0}}, downloaded 9 Oct 2010, with modifications done by myself., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24156581
  • Map Celtic and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in about 600: By Hel-hama - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20005086
  • Kingdom of Kent: By Hel-hama - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20372945
  • Devon cliffs: By Romazur - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32329800
  • Alfred the Great - monument: By Odejea, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=295317
  • Map - England during Egbert's reign - map of England By Mike Christie at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2986680
  • Ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey: By Mike Smith, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34189738
  • Map - England in 878: By Hel-hama - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19885072
  • Flag of Wessex: By Hogweard - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19961640