Wednesday, September 23, 2009

While I was away...

This summer when I went to my family reunion I was blessed that my cousin loaned me a photo album that belonged to my great grandmother. For the last month, I have been having fun finding out who some of these people are and where they had been. Some were relatives and some were not, for instance: I found this gentleman and the notice of his death in there. His full name was Oliver Washington Best. He was born in Kentucky, was 6'1" tall with a fair complexion, blue eyes and gray hair. He was a widowed farmer, could read and write as well. He enlisted in the Army on July 12, 1863 as a Private in Columbia, California and served in Company H of the California 6th Infantry Regiment. He was discharged on October 25, 1865 with a pension of $12.00 a month and made his home in Chico, California.

On October 12, 1905 he was admitted to the US National Home for Disabled Soldiers in Los Angeles, Ca (Sawtelle Pacific Branch) with partial paralysis of his left side. He died August 14, 1907 of paralysis and is buried at Western Branch.

I don't know how he fits into my family. Perhaps at some time or another he was a neighbor. Maybe in Missouri. I just don't know. It was fun though learning about him. Here is what I learned about his military unit.
6th Infantry Regiment, Company H, 1864-1865 (Military Unit Designation)
Date of Organization:
March 4, 1864

Date of Disbanding:
October 25, 1865

Geographic Location(s):
Benicia Barracks

I will research him more. I wonder if 100 years after I am gone, someone will try to know me. :-)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

You just have to LOVE Obituaries!

In my opinions, Obits are one of the great finds in genealogy. You can glean so much information from them. The facts are great but the personal stuff about their interests and involvements are the best. If you are seasoned at this, I apologize but for the folks newer to the game here is a great example of why you copy and keep all information and don't just pick the essential facts out and toss the rest.

What a bonanza here. We have LOTS of other resourses to look at now for more information about her family. I took out the names.

XXXXXX, a native of Indiana and a resident of Cape Coral Fla died

Sept 11, 2008 at the home of her caregiver. She was 83
XXXXXX, known as "Ruthie" was born April 10, 1925. in Eminence Ind, to XX and XXXXX XXXXXXXX. She was a 19XX graduate of Martinsville High School in Indiana.
She married XXXXXX in Nashville In on June 16, 1946.
XXXXXX was co-owner of XXXXTV & Appliences from 1953 until her retirement in 1979.
She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Martinsville, and was a member of the Kapppa Kappa Kappa soriety, MHMC Hospital Guild, Elliott Clan, the Littell Families of America, Colonial Dames, Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, National society Daughters of the American Revolution and Indiana Pioneers.She was preceeded in death by her parents, her brother XXXXX Elliott, and grandchildren XX and XX XXX.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters.

Here is another great example...

Thursday afternoon funeral services have been set for XXXXX, Martinsville banker and real estate dealer, who died at his home, XXXXXX Street, early Monday
afternoon 12 JUN 1961.
Mr. XX's home had been in the Eminence community of Morgan County and Martinsville throughout his life. Born in Eminence July 2, 1890, he was the son of XX and XX
XX XX Elliott. He attended school there and later with his brother, the late XX XX, and XX XX, operated a general store.
He moved to Martinsville in 1926 and since that time had conducted a real estate business here, and also has been engaged in farming and cattle raising.Mr. XX was president of the First National Bank, Martinsville. He had been vice-president prior to that and had been on its board of directiors since the banks organization in 1932.
He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 40 years.
Mr. XX leaves his wife, the former Miss XX XXX, of Eminence, whom he married July 13, 1915; a son and daughter, XX XXX of Indianapolis and Mrs.
XX XXX, Martinsville, four grandchildren. His brothers and sister, XX Ellliott, XX Elliott, and Mrs. XX XX, died earlier.

Get the drift? I love obits because somewhere a long the line the folks in my tree have ceased to be just names on a page. They are real to me and knowing what they loved and who they were makes it all that more personal.

Friday, March 6, 2009

From the Mail Box again

First I am going to give you a link to another blog that has consumed some (cough) of my free time this week. As a Civil War junkie it is fascinating... Civil War Days and those surnames. BTW, the March 5 entry is about a Rober Elliott which is where I got started. Another BTW is whether or not I have ever recommended 2 of my favorite FICTIONALIZE Civil War books, Killer Angels by Michael Shara and Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. Please notice I stressed fictionalized. Both books took a lot of liberties but both can really give you a feel for their events since they are both based on so much truth. Sorry I digressed...

Bert Elliott
I am looking for the parents of Bert Elliott born 30 Mar 1881 Rockford Iowa and died 8 Mar 1947 Charlotte County Michigan. He married 9 Dec 1903 in Brookfield Michigan to; Mabel Catherine Walworth she was born 25 Mar 1884 Brookfield Michigan and died 9 Jul 1974 the had two Children (son) Carroll born 19 oct 1905 Charlotte Michigan and (daughter) Virene Elliott born 4 Jul 1917 Eaton Michigan

Tea for 2

I have spent many housr browsing this web site in spite of the fact I have never had any reason to actually look for someone in any of these places but I do love cemetaries and the stories they tell so I enjoy the virtual "tours" Tea for 2

What are some of your favorite links? I am adding Mr. Linky here so you can add Your favorite site.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More from the mail box

info on Eliza's first husband George Wheeler, who didn't return from civil war (private, 23rd infantry co. K) and she had to wait 7 years to marry Cornelius. Daughter Molly/Mariet Wheeler married his brother Richard.

1850 census has George in Huron Co, OH with father Thomas D. Wheeler, his wife Elizabeth and others. By 1860 Thomas is in county poorhouse, wife and one daughter are in Cincinnati where wife cooks in a hospital, and George is in Lewis Co., KY married to Eliza/Louisa with baby. His older brother Joseph and other siblings were also there. He spent about a year in the army and is listed as a deserter 8-1862. He had a brother David and a David Wheeler joined and deserted just before he did. Interesting that 1870 census has a GW age 30 in Mecosta Co., MI with Elizabeth W. No other records found that seem likely to be him but in 1880 in same place Elizabeth lives with Joseph. In 1860 Lewis Co. and 1900 Mecosta Co. census Joseph's middle initial is A. Ages of George, Joseph and Elizabeth and places of birth are about right too. At any rate, looking at names and ages in 1850 and 1860 seems to confirm that this family is the right one. Thomas W. and his family had lived aro! und Mason Co. Ky in the early 1800s and he and brother Edward went to Huron Co. around 1820. Lots of info on these Wheelers on boards/trees.

Sarah Sallie Ann Elliott/Elliot
She was born in
1854 in Arkansas and died in Alabama. She had a sister, Martha M. Elliott, b.
1849 in Mississippi. I found her living with a Samuel and Annie Moore in the
1860 Randolph Co, AL census and the 1870 Clay Co, AL census. She married a John
W. Smith in AL. In the 1880 Calhoun Co, AL census, Sarah is married to John
and they have three sons, John, William and Marion.

I wanted to find out who her parents were, and what happened to them. And how
she and her sisiter came to be living with Sam and Annie Moore.

Gladys M Hamilton ( nee Elliott )
wife of Stanley Hamilton (who was a professional driver). Their children were possibly called Alec Hamilton and his sister Margaux. There may be family heirlooms in their homes consisting of Tudor furniture that was handed down in the will of Capt Robert Elliott ( died 1918 ) a vet. surgeon who was based in Putney. Also are there any relatives who desended from Capt Robert Elliott's second marriage to Minnie Elliott ( m. 1916 ). Are there any relatives decended from Robert's other daughter's marriage, Lucy M. Bowles ( nee Elliott ) who married Christopher Bowles in 1913 East Sheen.
Capt Robert Elliott disinherited his son Thomas Conyers Elliott ( which we are decendants of ). I am looking for any relatives alive today that could fill in gaps of our history. Apparently Capt Robert had a family tree that went back generations.There may some truth in the fact that there is a connection with the Conyers family as this is a surname used in our family. There is also talk of Judge Jeffers ring being in the posession of Capt Robert Elliott ( 1857-1918), and connections with Sir Rowland Hill.
Are there any decendants around from Elizabeth Margaret Annie Outhwaite ( nee Elliott b.1860's )and had a daughter called Gwendoline Conyers Outhwaite- Walter J Outhwaite died in 1890's who was the father. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Elliott vet based in Stockton on Tees. Finally I'm looking for desendants of Robert Elliott ( b. 1799-1856 durham ) of Middleton One Row (Teeside) He was a carpenter and married Margaret Hull who died in the 1880's. In particular desendants of Robert Elliott Junior ( Carpenter/joiner ) born abt 1839 who also married a Margaret There are graves of Elliotts at St George church Middleton One Row , Durham St.Oswalds, and Putney Vale cem Wandsworth, Holy Trinity Stockton on Tees and Oxbridge cem in Stockton. Is there anyone out there who can help or think they are related? If there is then you would know Robert Conyers Elliott ( 1931-2002 )who was organist/ harpichordist and teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music for many years. Gladys M Hamilton used to put Robert up when he was studying in London 1950's.
Richard Thomas Elliott
He was born abt. 1765 in Wake Co., NC and died 29 Jan 1863 in Carter Co., Tn. He married Elizabeth Bollinger on 23 Jan 1805 in Carter Co., Tn. She was born 1784 in Yancy Co., NC and died abt. 1862 in Carter Co., Tn. There childern are Barbara, Sarah Jane, Nancy Maryann, Catherine, John, David J., Peter Bollinger, Lucinda, William, Joseph Moses Dulaney. I have all the informantion on the children expcet Sarah Jane.

Pension application file for George W Wheeler
says he became ill in the winter of 1862 and was in several army hospitals for lung problems until that August, when he got sick furlough and expected to receive a disability pension. GWW stated that he went home to Clarksburg, Lewis Co., KY, lived in Cincinnati 1863-64, then went west to MI, AR and MO, residing in Arrow Rock, Saline Co., MO 1872-1886. A June 1889 note to the pension bureau gives his new address as St. Joseph, MO; he is on the 1890 veteran's list there. GWW said he had been too ill to work regularly since war and needed assistance from family and friends to get by. He was 5'11", 145 lbs., with fair skin, light brown hair and blue eyes. Pension was rejected.

George D. Elliott
manufacturer and dealer in harness and saddlery, Kewanee, Ill., was born at the United States Arsenal, Pittsburg, Pa., July 8, 1823. His parents, James, a Sergeant in the United States Army, and Mary (Mayhew) Elliott, natives of Durham, Eng., and Kennebec, Maine, respectively, were married at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and of the 11 children (nine sons and two
daughters) born to them, the subject of this sketch was the eldest but two. James came to America in 1818, and three years afterward entered the United States Army as a private soldier and served for a period of five years. He was an only child, and his father, who was a saddler to Lord Durham, gave him an academic education. The then Lord Durham was an extensive coal operator, and saddler Elliott, who had accumulated some money, invested it in the stocks of a rival mining company, which act so enraged his lordship that he withdrew his patronage from Elliott. The new coal company failed, and in 1826, the old gentleman followed his son to the United States. He located at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and died before the then current year.

After leaving the army, Sergeant Elliott returned to his trade of a saddler at Mt. Pleasant, and there remained up to 1854, at which time he came to Kewanee. A part of the farm upon which he settled here is now known as Elliott's Addition, and the rest of it was laid out by the parties to who he sold it, and is now known as "Morse's Addition to Kewanee."

The old gentleman removed to Chicago in 1870; was there during the great fire, and returned to Kewanee, where he died in July of the following year, aged about 76 years. His wife had died at Kewanee in 1868, aged 72 years.

George D. Elliott learned the trade of his father and of his grandfather, and, with the exception of a few years devoted to teaching in the public schools, has devoted his time to it. He was educated at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and was about 22 years of age when he began teaching. At the outbreak of the Mexican War, he entered the service of the United States as an artisan, and left Pittsburg in October, 1846, in the Quartermaster's Department for Mexico. At the end of about six months he returned to Pittsburg, where he was employed in the Government Arsenal until the close of the war, when he made his way back to Mt. Pleasant. In 1854 he made a trip of discovery in the West, and the following year brought his family to Kewanee. Three of his brothers were in the Union Army during the Rebellion, and one of them lost his life at the battle of Mission Ridge. Since coming to Kewanee, Mr. Elliott has held various offices, and at this writing (August, 1885) is serving his tenth year as a member of the School Board.

In politics he is a Republican, coming from the old Whig party; in religious view he is liberal, though identified more or less prominently with the Episcopal Church. He is a member of Kewanee Lodge, No. 159, F. & A. M., and holds the office of Scribe in Kewanee Chapter, No. 47.

At Cadiz, Ohio, April 4, 1849, he was married to Miss Adaline McCormick, a native of that town, and daughter of the Hon. Samuel McCormick, now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott have had born to them eight children as
follows: Frank, now in business with his father; Kate, in the millinery business at Kewanee; Eric, dealer in carriage goods at Peoria, Ill.; Maude (Mrs. A. M. Hewlett, Kewanee); Ward B., carriage trimmer, Kewanee; Harry and Addie, at home; and Dick S., agent of the American Express Company, at Pacific Junction, Iowa.

1885 Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry Co., Illinois page 634

Wow, that empties out my mailbox for now! Remember contact the listserve if you have an responses to these request!

From my mailbox

I know it has been a while since I posted any of this. Somehow life gets in the way. I won't mention that I have become addicted to facebook and in don't so have re-connect and in some cases connecte with a whole side of my family that has been AWOL from my life for my than 20 years. Again all of these requests come from my Elliott list serve so you have to go there to reply.

WHITE Family photograph album including ELLIOTT Family photograph

I've "rescued" a wonderful old photograph album which appears to have belonged to the WHITE Family of Indiana, Illinois, and North Carolina. Based on very limited research was able to locate quite a lot of information regarding this family and have included some of it below along with details of the photographs which are included in the album:

WHITE Family Photo Album

. School Photo including 26 identified people, no studio, location, or
school identified taken about 1886 including:
o Harry SLAVEN
o Sidney SWAIN
o Virgie PARKER STAFFORD - died May 1914
o Nora CRENSHAW - died
o William R. WILSON - County Supt.
o Gertrude BUZAN
o Lizzie HUBBARD
o Bertha LANGSTON - died
o Margaret CRENSHAW
o Fannie LANGSTON WINTERS - died
o Thomas SWAIN
o John PARKER - Teacher
o Grace BUZAN
o James RHODES
. Newspaper Clipping "The Ting-Lings in Venice"
. Print of Old photograph identified as Home of James WHITE and
Family, later was Knightstown Golf Club. Where Clara WHITE WILDMAN was born. Jack's Father's dog is pictured at the gate.

James WHITE b. 26 Aug 1826 in Symons Creek, NC to parents Caleb WHITE (b. 12 Nov 1796 in Suttons Creek, NC) and Mary WHITE (b. 7 Sept 1801 in Symons Creek, NC). James was one of 11 children born to this couple including, Jane; Charles; James; Joseph; Edmund F.; Elizabeth; unnamed infant; Margaret; Edmund II; Harriett; and Francis WHITE all born between 1822 and 1841 in NC or IN.

James married Jemima D. HENLEY (b. 20 May 1834 in Rush Co., IN) on 25 Nov 1858 in Rush Co., IN and together they had 8 children including, Mary Elizabeth; Elias Henley; George E.; Nereus; Caleb; Sibyl Jones; Francis C.; and Clara Augusta WHITE all born between 1859 and 1875 in Raysville, IN. James died in Raysville, IN on 31 Dec 1903. Clara was born 7 Aug 1875 in Raysville, IN and died 6 Aug 1936.

1880 census of Spiceland, IN:

James WHITE, age 53, born NC, a Farmer, parents born NC
Jemima D. WHITE, wife, age 45, born IN, Keeping House, parents born NC Mary E. WHITE, dau, age 20, born IN Elias H. WHITE, son, age 18, born IN, a Farmer George E. WHITE, son, age 17, born IN, a Farmer Sybil J. WHITE, dau, age 10, born IN Francis C. WHITE, son, age 6, born IN Clara A. WHITE, dau, age 4, born IN
+ 1 Carpenter

. Empty Slot with name written below, James WHITE parents of Mary E.,
Elias H., George E., Sibyl J., Francis C., and Clara A.
. Jemima D. WHITE, taken at the Charles Studio in Knightstown, IN,
1880's, woman in her 40's or 50's

Jemima Delphina HENLEY b. 24 May 1834 in Rush Co. IN to parents Elias L. HENLEY (b. 8 Aug 1780 in Randolph Co. NC) and Judith MENDENHALL (b. 30 Dec 1789 in Jamestown, NC). Jemima married James WHITE as noted above.

. Jane WHITE PUSEY, taken at the Arthur E. Ames Studio in Chicago, IL,
1880's, or 1890's, woman in her 50's, note "Aunt" and
"Father James WHITE'S
oldest sister"

1880 census of Ripley, IN:

Jane PUSEY, age 57, a widow, born NC, Keeping House, parents born NC Caleb W. PUSEY, son, age 34, born IN, a Farmer, parents born OH/NC Francis PUSEY, son, age 28, born IN, a Farmer, parents born OH/NC Emma PUSEY, dau, age 22, born IN, at Home, parents born OH/NC Charles R. PUSEY, son, age 18, born IN, a Farmer, parents born OH/NC
+ 1 Farm Laborer

. Empty Slot with name written below, Uncle Joseph WHITE, Aunt Anna
and Cousins Hattie & Charles S. WHITE, he was Father's brother
. Charles WHITE, taken at the Charles Studio in Knightstown, IN,
1880's, man in his 60's, note "Uncle" and "Father's
oldest brother"
. Lucy H. WHITE, taken at the Charles Studio in Knightstown, IN,
1880's, woman in her 60's, note "Aunt"

1860 census of Wayne Township, IN:

Charles WHITE, age 35, a Farmer, born NC
Lucy H. WHITE, age 20, born IN
Emma WHITE, age 6, born IN
Walter WHITE, age 1, born IN

1870 census of Wayne Township, IN:

Charles WHITE, age 45, a Produce Merchant, born NC
Lucy H. WHITE, age 39, House Keeper, born IN
Emma A. WHITE, age 17, born IN
Wilford WHITE, age 8, born IN
Herbert WHITE, age 5, born IN
Maggie WHITE, age 35, born NC

1880 census of Wayne, IN:

Charles WHITE, age 55, born NC, a Farmer, parents born NC
Lucy WHITE, wife, age 49, born IN, Housewife, parents born Ireland/VA Emma H. WHITE, dau, age 27, born IN, at Home Wilfred W. WHITE, son, age 18, born IN, a Farmer Hrbert WHITE, son, age 15, born IN Sarah HAUGHTON, Mother-in-law, a widow, age 75, born VA, parents born VA
+ 1 Farm Laborer

. Elizabeth S. HENLEY HENBY, taken at the Star Gallery in Wabash, IN,
1870's or 1880's, woman in her 50's, note "Aunt" and
"Mother's Sister" and
"died Jun 21st 1896"

Elizabeth HENLEY b. 1830 in Deep River, NC to parents Elias HENLEY and Judith MENDENHALL. Elizabeth married Elias HENBY (b. 27 Feb 1813 in Perquimans Co. NC) on 26 Mar 1857 in Walnut Ridge, IN.

1870 census of Posey Township, IN:

Elias HENBY, age 57, a Farmer, born NC
Elizabeth HENBY, age 40, Keeping House, born NC
Sarah HENBY, age 21, at Home, born IN
Phebe E. HENBY, age 19, at Home, born IN
Elizabeth HENBY, age 16, at Home, born IN
Maggie HENBY, age 4, born OH
Mary BAGLEY, age 24, at Home, born NC
+ 1 Farm Worker

1880 census of Noble, IN:

Elias HENBY, age 67, a Farmer, born NC, parents born NC Elizabeth HENBY, wife, age 50, House Keeping, born NC, parents born NC Sarah HENBY, dau, age 31, a Teacher, born IN Mary HENBY, adopted dau, age 17, a Bonnet Maker, born OH, parents born OH/England Maggie HENBY, adopted dau, age 14, at Home, born OH, parents born OH/England

. Delphina MENDENHALL, taken at the Lacey Studio in Indianapolis, IN,
1880's, woman in her 60's or 70's, note "Aunt" and
"Mother's Aunt"
. Margaret WHITE, taken at the Edward Gerock Studio in Newbern, NC,
1870's, or 1880's, girl about 5 years, note "from Belvidere, NC" and "daughter of Elihu & Margaret WHITE WHITE" and "Aunt Margaret was father's sister"

Margaret Bertha Allie WHITE b. 13 Aug 1875 to parents Elihu Anthony WHITE (b. 18 Nov 1834 in Belvidere, NC) and Margaret M. WHITE (b. 3 Apr 1835 in Perquimans Co. NC).

. ? LINDLEY, taken at the Charles & Hart Studio in Knightstown, IN,
1870's, woman in her 30's, note "John LINDLEY'S Sister or Mother"
. Lloyd Wilson WHITE or Oran Earle WHITE, no studio or location, dated
4-3-1888, aged 14 weeks and 2 days, note "died at 10 months", both names appear so I'm not sure which it is but guessing based on note on next photo I believe it is Lloyd Wilson WHITE in this photo
. Oran Earle WHITE, taken at the J. P. Calvert Studio in Mooresville,
IN, dated 1889, infant about 1 year old note "these boys were the children of George W. and Mary E. W. WHITE" and "died at 3 years and 3 months"
. George Edmund WHITE, taken at the Brands Studio in Chicago, IL,
dated 1885, man in his 20's, note "second son of James & Jemima D. WHITE" and "To Sibyl"
. Sibyl J. WHITE, taken at the Charles Studio in Knightstown, IN,
dated 1888, woman in her 20's, note "Mother"
. Edmund WHITE, taken at the Mote Bros. Studio in Richmond, IN,
1880's, man in his 50's, note "Uncle" and "Youngest
brother of James WHITE"
. Harriett WHITE FULGHUM, taken at the S. S. Hull & Son Studio in
Chicago, IL, 1880's, woman in her 30's, note "Youngest sister of James WHITE"

Harriett WHITE b. 24 Nov 1839 in IL, married William Allison FULGHUM (b. 8 Mar 1840 in Milford Meet, IN) and together they had 7 children including, Roscoe White; Benjamin White; Edgar W.; Carolyn; Elma; Helen; and Mabel FULGHUM all born in Whitewater, IN or Cook Co. IL between 1863 and 1882.

. George Wilson WHITE, taken at the Fearnaught Studio in Indianapolis,
IN, 1880's, man in his 30's, note "parents of Earle and Lloyd WHITE"
. Mary E. WHITE WHITE, taken at the Charles Studio in Knightstown, IN,
1880's, woman in her 20's
. Elias Henley WHITE, taken at the Stigleman Studio in Richmond, IN,
1870's or 1880's, man in his teens or 20's, note "eldest son
of James &
Jemima D. WHITE"
. Empty Slot with name below, Minnie NEWBY PARKER and Mary E. WHITE
. "Sibyl", tin type with no studio or loc, 1870's, in her teens
. "Francis" tin type with no studio or loc, 1870's, boy about 7
. "Clara" tin type with no studio or loc, 1870's, girl about 5
. Elihu WHITE, taken at the Charles Studio in Knightstown, IN, 1880's,
man in his 50's or 60's, note "from Belvidere, NC" and
"married father's
sister Margaret WHITE, after her death he married Cousin Emma H. WHITE"
. John Van LINDLEY, taken at the Brands Studio in Chicago, IL, 1880's,
or 1890's, man in his 50's, note "from Greensboro, NC" and
"his Mother was
Jemima D. WHITE'S sister" and "he was the father of Paul LINDLEY, Eva LINDLEY TURNER, Pearl LINDLEY SYKES, Cammie TURNER LEEK, and May TURNER ANDERSON"

John Van LINDLEY b. 5 Nov 1837 in Greensboro, NC to parents Joshua LINDLEY (b. 12 Jul 1804 in Chatham Co. NC) and Judith M. HENLEY (b. 6 Sept 1812). John married Lysandra Alethea Ann COOK (b. 17 Jan 1854 in NC) on 2 Sept 1875 and together they had 6 children including, Paul Cameron; Eva J.; Pearl; Cammie Gozeal; Mary Judith; and Annie Marie LINDLEY all born between 1877 and 1891 in NC.

. Francis W. "Frank" PUSEY, taken at the Huddleston Studio in New
Castle, IN, 1880's, man in his 40's, note "son of Jane WHITE PUSEY"

Francis W. PUSEY b. 7 Sept 1851 in Walnut Ridge, IN to parents Jesse F. PUSEY and Jane WHITE, he married Laura BALL on 25 Sept 1881 in Shelby Co. IN.

. Thomas W. HENLEY, taken at the H. S. Stephens Studio in Rushville,
IN, 1880's, man in his 60's or 70's, note "brother of Jemima

Thomas Wilson HENLEY b. 21 Dec 1818 in Randolph Co. NC to parents Elias HENLEY and Jane HUBBARD. Thomas married Hannah C. WILLIAMS (b. 23 Jun 1832 in Belmont Co. OH) on 20 Dec 1854 in Rush Co. IN and together they had 7 children including, Rollin Edgar; Abigail Jane; Mary Eunice; William Jason; John Branson; Ann Williams; and Thomas Benton HENLEY all born in Carthage, IN between 1855 and 1870.

William Hayward Elliott
was born in Southwark to William Elliott and Eliza Ann Hayward on June 27th 1852 -if my memory is correct, in Gibraltar Row, where father was a grocer and cheesemonger. The family moved to Ratcliff soon after, where his brothers Edward, Arthur Spencer and Thomas were all born. Father William died in 1863, and so the sons were sent elsewhere to live (Arthur had already died) to live. Edward went with Eliza Ann to Yorkshire, Thomas to Aunt Emma, by then married in Bournemouh, and W H E with uncle Spencer Hayward in Margate. From there he entered Spurgeon's College to train as a Baptist Minister in 1881.
Need help with Valentine ELLIOTT
(B-abt 1813 in PA) & wife Mary Elizabeth WATERS (B-abt 1811 in PA to Samuel & Nancy WATERS).  Who  were Valentine's parents?  Where did he & Mary die?  where buried? 

In 1840 & 1850, Valentine & Mary lived in North Huntingdon Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA.  Children:  Samuel, Elizabeth, William, Susannah, Ruth.  In 1850 they ran an Inn & had Mary's mother (Nancy Waters) and her siblings (William and Margaret) staying in the Inn.  In 1860, they were in Greensburgh, Westmoreland Co, PA and owned a hotel.  

Benton Holford Elliott

Benton Holford Elliott was born on October 11, 1918 and died on December 10, 2008. Benton was a young boy during the Great Depression, and worked many jobs to save enough money to attend Texas A&M University. He graduated at the top of his class, and received one of two regular Marine Corps commissions offered to the most outstanding cadets. After 23 years of serving his country in World War II in the Pacific, the Korean War, and Vietnam, Benton retired as a Colonel. He then spent the next 20 years in International Business working for General Electric Company in Erie, Pa. Throughout his life, Benton was an accomplished portrait painter. He was the only artist apprenticed by the late Gerald L. Brockhurst, a renowned portrait painter from the Royal Academy in London. Colonel Elliott was an officer and a gentleman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years Billy, his children Benton Hayden and Gayle, his grandchildren Kyle, Benjamin, and Benton Hayden, Jr., and great gran! dchildren Hayden and Dillon. A memorial service will be held at Brooksby Village in Peabody, Ma on December 18 at 2:30pm.
Erie Times-News on 12/14/2008
J. F. Starkey, Heenan Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. John Ritter, W. P. Bittner, Dr. A. J. Funnell, Dr. H. L. Brown, Clara Mock, and Robert Frank are all mentioned in this article about the 1926 Kiwanis Christmas Party for the young residents of the Erie County Children's Home:1926 Kiwanis Christmas Party

Thursday, November 6, 2008

from my mail box

I should probably say that these come from the Elliott list-serve at Rootsweb so if you need more information, have more information or just want to thank the original poster, please go there to do that as I don't want to post any personal information here. information on subscribing to the list and the actual list page

Aldy/Alda ELLIOTT b.1815 in Mason Co KY married Sarah "Sallie" TURNER b. 1819 Kenton Co KY. Aldy and Sarah’s children are Alfred b. Nov 1842 d. 20 Feb 1927, Nancy J. b.1845, Mary F. b.1847, Lavina b. 1852, Ritta b. 1854, Charlotte b. 1857, Foster b. 1861 and William T. b.1866.

Alfred ELLIOTT b. Nov 1842 in Kenton Co KY, d. 20 Feb 1927 Kenton Co KY married Mary Elizabeth MONTGOMERY b. May 1850 Butler, KY d. abt. 1905. Married 5 April 1866.

Alfred and Mary’s children are Ida May b. 20 Jan 1867 KY d. 29 Oct 1892, Albert M. b. Jan. 1869 d. 23 July 1952, Henry B. b. 1870, Alda T. b. 02 Dec 1873 Butler KY d. 28 May 1945 Campbell Co KY, Annie M. b. 1877, Sarah C. or L. b. April 1879, Flora P. b. Oct 1881, “Hattie”Etta M. b. April 1884, Charles C. b. April 1887, (twins) Alva and Alvin b. & d. 29 Aug 1889, Nellie G. b. Feb. 1891.

Albert M. ELLIOTT b. Jan. 1869 d. 23 July 1952 married Sylvia A. KING b. Jan. 1874 d. 29 Sept 1945. Married 26 Dec 1897 in Pendleton Co., KY. Albert and Sylvia’s children are Gladys Elizabeth. b. Oct. 1898 Pendleton Co KY d. 31 May 1981 Pendleton Co KY, Everett King. b. 21 June 1900 d. 01 May 1972 OH, Everet H. b. Abt 1901 KY, Paul K. b. 1905 KY, Albert Harold b.1902, Sylvia K. b. 14 Aug. 1910 d. 23 Aug 1988 Flordia.

Everett King b. 21 June 1900 d. 01 May 1972 OH, married Lillian Fae RARDIN b. 1901 d. 15 Sept 1977 Campbell Co KY. Everett and Lillian’s children are Kenneth b. 1924 d. 17 Aug 1943 KY, Robert Harold b. 09 Mar 1933 Campbell Co KY d. 23 Sept 2001 Campbell Co KY and a living son.
and one from Australia
William and Rebecca (Wilson) Elliott were both born C.1796
in Co. Fermanagh Northern Ireland.
Between 1835 and 1853 they and their family immigrated to America. Their known family were;
1) Alexander born 1819.
2) Elizabeth born 1823.
3) Jane born 1826.
4) Rebecca born 1830.
5) William born 1832.
There may have also been a;
6) Thomas born C.1821 or C.1828.
Both Jane and William married in Co. Fermanagh and immigrated to Australia. No information has been found about the remaining children, Alexander, Elizabeth, Rebecca and the possible Thomas. A family story has the parents William and Rebecca (Wilson) Elliott dying shortly after their arrival in America.

Friday, October 31, 2008

From my mailbox

Another goodie from my mailbox that may give someone a hand...

Death of: Robert Edmund ELLIOTT
Date: Saturday, December 16, 1944
Place: at home
Age: 68 years
Occupation: retired farmer

Residence: 3818 East Sixth Street, Kansas City, Mo

Wife - Hattie Bell ELLIOTT of the home
Son - Robert F. ELLIOTT of the home
Son - Carl B. ELLIOTT, 416 Cypress Ave., Kansas City, Mo
Son - Earnest R. ELLIOTT, Route No. 4, Kansas City, Kas
Son - Oren S. ELLIOTT, 317 Clinton Place, Kansas City, Mo Daughter - Mrs. Andy VAN SCHOELANDT, 2008 East Forty-fourth Sister - Mrs. B. W. SHOESMITH, Clarkston, Wash Sister - Mrs. E. C. TRIPPLETT, Clarkston, Wash

Funeral - 1 pm, December 18, Forster Chapel

Reference: "The Kansas City Star" (Missouri) Saturday, December 16, 1944