19 June 2013
18 June 2013
While searching through the Howards for my Widow Howard on a microfilmed record of British military pension applications for widows, I found the application of Frances (Lambton) Howard (though I did not find my Mrs. Howard). Turns out, her late husband was somewhat famous.
From the Microfilm:
[Now a] Widow married to the Honorable Frederick Howard, a Major in the 10th or Prince of Wales Royal Regiment....killed at Waterloo... [18 June 1815]
Frances Lambton, spinster, married Frederick Howard, bachelor 6 August 1811
From The Peerage website:
Frances Susan Lambton was the daughter of William Henry Lambton and Lady Anne Barbara Frances Villiers. She married, firstly, Major Hon.Frederick Howard, son of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle and Lady Margaret Caroline Leveson-Gower, on 6 August 1811.
Frederick Howard was a cousin of the poet, Byron, who referred to Major Howard as "young, gallant Howard," in Childe Harold (see below):
Major Howard's remains were recovered from his temporary interment on the battlefield.
A recent mention of Frederick Howard:
"Not every centenary works out quite as expected — the Howards’ medieval tournament at Arundel to celebrate the 600th anniversary of Magna Carta had to be abandoned midway when Major Frederick Howard was killed in a cavalry charge at Waterloo...".
17 June 2013
The New England Historical And Genealogical Register featured an article entitled "Capt. William Meacham At Bunker Hill."
The article's first paragraph stated that "William Meacham, of New Salem, Mass., captain of a company of so-called minute-men, was killed in the battle of Bunker Hill, but I have been unable to find any published record of that fact, and am told that his name does not appear upon the marble tablets at Bunker Hill, which profess to give the names of officers who fell in that action."
It was also stated that "In the Register, vol. 27, for 1873, page 122, his name is given in a 'List of officers who were in the battle of Bunker's (Breed's) Hill...'".
Captain Meacham was at Bunker Hill and the author found "incontestable proof" in the Massachusetts Archives.
16 June 2013
It was a brutal Father's Day, June 16, 1974, when my Dad's fatal heart attack took him from us.
"And now he's gone at only 45 years of age. It's difficult to imagine him having a heart attack. It must have been massive because Dick's heart had room for everyone. It's ironic that he died on Father's Day because his eight children are testimony to love for kids."
Words taken from a 1974 article in the Flint Journal written about my Dad and also featured in my blog.
The real estate records of JAMES HALL, JR. was listed in a record book housed at the Archives of Michigan, St. Clair County, Record of Proceedings 1835-1838:
Records of sale of Real Estate of James Hall, Jr., Port Huron
16 June 1837
Petition of James Hall the son of James Hall, Jr., a minor is....of a certain tract of land....Twp of Port Huron (formerly Desmond)...30 acres lying on the west side of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 31 in Twn 7 North of Range 17 East, part of 80 acres purchased by Jerimiah Herrington of John Kennelly and conveyed by said Jerimiah and wife to said minor.....
Not related; no further information.
15 June 2013
CUSICK, Nicholas, alias Kayhnatho, a Tuscarora chief; was b. at Oneida Res., June 15, 1756; served the Americans as lieut. in the war, 5 years, and at one time saved LaFayette's life; he d. at Tuscarora village near Niagara, Oct. 29, 1840, a. 82. (Griswold's Biog. Annual, 1841, 191).
His Revolutionary War pension file can be seen at the paid site, Fold3.com.
14 June 2013
The Whites in Jim's family tree:
Margaret Dell White, daughter of
Fernando James White, son of
Fernando John White, son of
James White, son of
I've estimated (guess-timated) that John White was born about 1800 in Scotland; it's unknown to whom he was married.
James White, son of John, was born in Virginia (now West Virginia) and married Sarah Jones in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio.
Fernando John White married Sophia Albert. More about the Albert relatives here. Their primary home was Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Fernando James White married Amelia Cinderella McFadyen. More about the McFadyens here and here. After living in Pittsburgh for many years, they moved to Columbiana County, Ohio, then made another move to Detroit, Michigan, where they lived until they retired to Orlando, Florida.
13 June 2013
Rebecca Perry was the daughter of Stephen and Esther (Loper) Perry who lived in Oakland County, Michigan. She was buried with her parents and sister at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Oakland Co., Oxford Twp
4. Mary J., wife of Philo Gibbs, d. 5 Aug 1875, ae 44,8,4
6. Esther, wife of S. Perry, d. 18 Dec 1867 ae 60, 10, 7
7. Stephen Perry d. 22 May 1864
8. Rebecca, wife of Samuel Praige, d. 13 June 1863 ae 31y 13d
Rebecca was married first to Loid Orville Farrar from whom she was granted a divorce. The records were abstracted in Divorce Records For Oakland County 1839-1865 p. 81-82. Excerpts:
FARRAR, REBECCA vs LOID ORVILLE FARRAR. Petition filed 25 Aug 1859. Rebecca's petition states that she was age 30 and a resident of Brandon Township and has been for the last five years past. She is the wife of Loid Orville Farrar, age 45, whom she married at Brandon, 11 Dec 1848. They lived as husband and wife until Mar 1858. There is one child, a daughter, Rosaltha, now three years old and residing with the complainant. The complainant believes her husband left Michigan and went to Illinois, then to Missouri, where he last was as of 24 Aug 1859.
Divorce granted 28 Dec 1859 to Rebecca Farrar. [Oakland County Marriage Records shows Rebekah [sic] A. Farrar, age 30, of Brandon who married Samuel Praige, age 46, of Holly at Brandon , 31 Dec 1859.] CASE #910
Rosaltha Farrar married James Levi More who was the brother of my great-grandmother, Addie More Powers.