Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Research - Kuijper

My 3rd great-grandmother's married name in America was Orpha Vandermade. Her death certificate states her father's name as Daniel Kuiper, and her first name is spelled Aafae in some census records. Somehow a while back I figured out that Cooper is an Americanization of Kuiper, and I located Daniel in the census records with a wife named Mary. A researcher in Muskegon also identified an immigration record for me. A Daniel Kuiper had immigrated in 1855 with a wife named Mary Post and several children, one named Antje.  All three were almost the perfect ages for the people I had pieced together from census and death records. At this point, the research went cold since I could not locate Daniel and Mary's marriage nor Aafae's birth record on genlias.nl. I believe the research is correct, but the link between Aafae and this specific Daniel Kuiper is weaker than I would like.

Today I made significant progress in this area. I was able to locate Daniel and Mary's marriage record on genlias.nl. Daniel Kuijper (note the spelling difference) and Mietje Poth (not Post) were married 04 Apr 1824 in Twisk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. But, birth records are not available yet on genlias.nl for Twisk (and probably neighboring areas as well). So, I have not located any birth records or other evidence of children of Daniel and Mietje.

But, the marriage record contains the names of parents for Daniel and Mietje. So, I have been able to trace back 2-3 additional generations for each of these ancestors and also construct parts of the families from marriage and death records. All of this will be more complete when the Noord-Holland birth records become more complete online.

So, for now, here is what I have learned.

- Daniel Kuijper was born in Twisk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
- Daniel's parents were Dirk Kuijper, Sr. and Aafje Leeuwrik.
- Dirk Kuiper, Sr. was born about 1773 and died on 27 Jun 1825 in Twisk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
- Dirk's parents were Jan Kuijper and Grietje Smient. They had at least 3 children (Dirk, Jr.; Daniel; and Jacob)
- Mietje Poth was born in Medemblik, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
- Mietje's parents were Volkert Poth and Eva Wilhelmina van Schaeck.
- Eva was born about 1778 and died on 13 Jul 1814 in Medemblik, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. I believe Eva died during childbirth since her last child died at 0 years and shares her date of death (and her name).
- Volkert and Eva had at least 3 children (Bernardus, Mietje, and Eva)
- Eva's parents were Hendrik van Schaeck and Albertina Maria Bolk.
- Hendrik was born about 1735 and died on 04 Jun 1813 in Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
- Hendrik and Albertina had at least 4 children (Eva Wilhelmina, Andreas Nikolass, Ida Geertruid, and Dirk Hendrik)
- Hendrik's parents were Andries and Catharina van Schaeck.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Research - van der Klok (Part 2)

The neatest part about the recent van der Klok research is the images of original documents from the Netherlands. One of them, the birth certificate of my 3rd great-grandmother Stijntje van Zanten, contains the signature of her father. This is the first signature I have found for an ancestor outside the United States.
Signature of Derk Hendriks van Zanten
Below at left is the original document (Stijntje's birth certificate), and to the right the birth certificate of her husband Tiete van der Klok. I found all of these documents on a website Thea pointed me to for Groningen, Netherlands: http://www.allegroningers.nl


Birth certificate of Stijntje van Zanten
Birth certificate of Tiete van der Klok

I was also able to locate Tiete and Stijntje's marriage license (below). They are the immigrant ancestors for the van der Klok line. It is interesting that almost all of Tiete's siblings remained in the Netherlands.

Marriage license for Tiete van der Klok and Stijntje van Zanten
I can't read them, but they are neat to find nevertheless!

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Research - van der Klok

Recently a woman named Thea who lives in the Netherlands contacted me about van der Klok family history. She is distantly related through a sibling of my 3rd great-grandfather Tiete van der Klok who stayed in Holland when Tiete came to America. She was able to offer some additional information to push this line further back. In addition, she pointed me to a few websites in the Netherlands where one can download original Dutch records for births, deaths, etc. What a blessing!

Things I have learned:
- Tiete's father Steven is the man with whom the van der Klok surname originated. When Napoleon ruled Holland, he ordered that everyone take a surname. (Prior to this, your surname was essentially your father's first name.) Steven Derks chose the surname van der Klok, and that is how we have known his descendants since then. The reason for his choice of surname is not known.
- Steven Derks van der Klok was baptized on 11 Aug 1782 in Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands. This date also corrected his approximate birth date which was apparently incorrect before.
- Steven's parents were Derk Okkes and Anje Stevens.
- Derk was baptized on 30 Jan 1735 in Woltersum, Groningen, Netherlands. He died before 1805. He was married first to Bauke Seebes on 05 Apr 1772 in Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands. He married Anje on 13 Nov 1779 in Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands. Derk and Anje had 7 children.
- Anje was baptized on 17 Mar 1754 in Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands. She died on 29 May 1820 in Huizinge, Groningen, Netherlands. Anje married second Jacob Willems on 19 May 1805 in Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands.
- Derk's parents were Okke Sijmens and Anje Derks.
- Anje's parents were Steven Pieters and Aagtje Jans
- Returning to Steven's wife Menje Reinders, she was baptized on 21 Oct 1781 in Garsthuizen (Stedum), Groningen, Netherlands.
- Steven and Menje were married on 23 Oct 1806 in Westeremden (Stedum), Groningen, Netherlands.
- Menje's parents were Jan Reinders and Aafke Addens.
- Aafke was baptized on 07 Oct 1742 in Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands. She died on 09 Dec 1808 in Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands.
- Aafke's parents were Adde Aijlts and Geertje Rienjes.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Today in Family History - 30 Oct

My 2nd great-grandmother Lucinda A. Gregson (Erickson line) died on this day in 1944 at the home of her daughter Luella Gunderson in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan [1, 2].  She was buried at Oakhurst Cemetery in Whitehall [1, 2, 3].

My 4th great-grandfather Thomas Pinkney White (Baldwin line) died on this day in 1835 in Dallas County, Alabama [4]. he location of his grave is not known.

References
[1] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Lucinda A. Gregson; Book 6, Page 291.
[2] Cemetery Records of Muskegon Co., Mich., Volume 3, Muskegon Co. Genealogical Society, 1983. Page 192, Oakhurst Cemetery.
[3] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 01 Nov 1944, page 17. Obituary for Lucinda Gregson Covell Sparrow.
[4] Robert Hill Family Bible. Page 680.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Iver and Maude Erickson Wedding Photo

To celebrate the wedding of my great-grandparents Iver Frank Erickson and Maude Emeline Covell on this date 106 years ago, we have today their wedding photograph.

Iver Frank Erickson and Maude Emeline Covell
21 Jun 1905

Today in Family History - 21 Jun

My great-grandparents Iver Frank Erickson and Maude Emeline Covell were married on this day in 1905 in Fruitland, Muskegon, Michigan [1]. 

References
[1] Marriage Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Marriage license for Iver Frank Erickson and Maude Emeline Covell; No. 5598.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Today in Family History - 08 Apr

My 6th great-grandfather Jeremiah Coleman, Sr. (Erickson line) reportedly died on this day in 1800. If you have or know of any documentation regarding Jeremiah and his family, please leave a comment.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Today in Family History - 07 Apr

My 5th great-grandmother Jacomijntje van der Klok (Thompson line) died on this day in 1853 in Ouddorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands [1]. The location of her grave is not known.

References
[1] Death Records of Ouddorp, Netherlands. Record No. 14 (for 1853).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Today in Family History - 05 Apr

My 4th great-grandfather Michael N. Clarke (Baldwin line) was born on this day in 1798 in England [1, 2].

References
[1] 1850 United States Census. Muscogee County, Georgia, Page 308 B.
[2] Autry, Dolores (Dowd; Johnson), Historic Linwood Cemetery of Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, Volume ?. Page 151.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Today in Family History - 04 Apr

My 5th great-grandmother Sarah Jones (Baldwin line) reportedly died on this day in 1847. If you know of any documentation for the Champion Travis Traylor, Sr. family, please leave a comment.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Today in Family History - 03 Apr

My 3rd great-grandfather John Allen White (Baldwin line) died on this day in 1911 in Huntsville, Walker, Texas [1, 2]. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Section 2) in Huntsville [1].

References
[1] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 3, Walker County Genealogy Society, Huntsville, TX, 2007. Page 51, Oakwood Cemetery - Section 2.
[2] Records of the Texas State Archives, Confederate Pensions. File #24300, Capt. John Allen White. Form B, Application for Widows of Soldiers Who Are In Indigent Circumstances, Application by Mary Louise White. Cover Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Friday, April 1, 2011

Today in Family History - 01 Apr

My 7th great-grandparents Jacob Breen, Jr. and Ariaantje Breen (Thompson line) were married on this day in 1735 likely in the Netherlands [1].

References
[1] Families of South Holland, dutchgenealogy.com. District I, 1736-1755, Page 32.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Today in Family History - 27 Mar

A busy day (that is heavy on the sad side) in family history...

My 3rd great-grandmother Aafae Kuiper (Thompson line) died on this day in 1923 in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan [1]. She was buried at Ravenna Cemetery in Ravenna Township, Muskegon, Michigan.

My great-grandfather Iver Frank Erickson died on this day in 1957 at home in North Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan [2, 3, 4]. He was buried on 29 Mar at Oakhurst Cemetery in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan [2, 4].

My great-grandmother Margaret Alice White (Baldwin line) died on this day in 1978 at the Madisonville Nursing Center in Madisonville, Madison, Texas [5, 7]. She was buried on 30 Mar at McAdams Cemetery in Walker County, Texas [5, 6, 7].

References
[1] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Aafae Kuiper; Book 5, Page 55.
[2] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Iver Frank Erickson; State File No. 219.
[3] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 27 Mar 1957, page 2. Obituary for Iver Frank Erickson.
[4] Cemetery Records of Muskegon Co., Mich., Volume 3, Muskegon Co. Genealogical Society, 1983. Page 133, Oakhurst Cemetery.
[5] Death Records of Madison County, Texas. Death certificate for Margaret Alice White, Volume 7, Page 374.
[6] The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, Texas. Obituary for Margaret Alice White.
[7] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 2, North Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2004. Page 103, McAdams Cemetery.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Today in Family History - 25 Mar

My 3rd great-grandmother Magdellen Moseley Guerrant (Baldwin line) was born on this day in 1836 in Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee [1, 2].

References
[1] B. F. Baldwin, Jr. Bible. Owned by Benjamin Franklin Baldwin. Jr. and Clara Ann Clarke. "Memoranda" page.
[2] Maxwell, John R., Grimes County Cemeteries, Book One (Northern), Grimes County Historical Commission, 1992. Page 8, Bedias Baptist Cemetery.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today in Family History - 24 Mar

My 4th great-grandfather John N. Womack, Jr. (Baldwin line) was born on this day in 1799 in Georgia [1, 2].

My 4th great-grandmother Mary Spencer (Baldwin line) was born on this day in 1790 in Buckingham County, Virginia [3, 4].

References
[1] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No. 3, September 1929, The National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1929. Page 49, Transcription of Baker-Womack Family Bible Record.
[2] Montgomery County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 4, Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1981. Page 68, Womack Cemetery.
[4] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 2, North Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2004. Page 37, Ebenezer Cemetery.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sheriff Baldwin's Mysterious Death

My 3rd-great grandfather Benjamin Franklin Baldwin, Sr. died on this day in 1869 [1, 2]. The circumstances of Franklin's death are very suspicious. On 11 Apr 1868, Franklin was appointed Sheriff of Walker County [3]. I believe this was still during Reconstruction as a General appointed him (probably a Union general). He was removed without explanation by a different General on 01 Mar 1869 [3, 4]. Exactly three weeks later he was dead. Had he become fatally ill in late February? Was he injured (shot?) while working as Sheriff? Was his death sudden and coincidental? Many questions remain about the end of Franklin's life.

If you have any information about Franklin or know of resources that may answer questions about his service as Sheriff of Walker County, please leave a comment.

References
[1] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 2, North Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2004. Page 99, McAdams Cemetery.
[2] B. F. Baldwin, Jr. Bible. Owned by Benjamin Franklin Baldwin. Jr. and Clara Ann Clarke. "Deaths Page"
[3] Tise, Sammy, Texas County Sheriffs, Hallettsville, TX, 1989. Page 518.
[4] Texas State Archives: Records of Military Orders. Fifth Military District, General Canby's Special Orders #49, 01 Mar 1869.

Today in Family History - 22 Mar

My 3rd great-grandfather Benjamin Franklin Baldwin, Sr. died on this day in 1869 in Walker County, Texas [1, 2]. He was buried at McAdams Cemetery in Walker County [1]. 

Coincidentally, Franklin's grandson, my great-grandfather, Spencer Clarke Baldwin, Sr. also died on this day in 1967 at Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena, Harris, Texas [2, 3, 4]. He was buried on 25 Mar 1967 at McAdams Cemetery in Walker County, Texas [3, 4]. The circumstances of his death lead to possibilities of medical malpractice [5].

References
[1] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 2, North Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2004. Page 99, McAdams Cemetery.
[2] B. F. Baldwin, Jr. Bible. Owned by Benjamin Franklin Baldwin. Jr. and Clara Ann Clarke. "Deaths Page"
[3] Death Records of Harris County, Texas. Death certificate for Spencer Clarke Baldwin, Sr.
[4] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 2, North Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2004. Page 103, McAdams Cemetery.
[6] Personal correspondence. E-mail from Nancy Lynn Baldwin to Kevin Paul Thompson, 10 Nov 2004.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Today in Family History - 21 Mar

My 4th great-grandfather James Covell, Sr. (Erickson line) died on this day in 1865 in Bentley Creek, Bradford, Pennsylvania [1]. He was buried at Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, Chemung, New York [1].

References
[1] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Cemetery Record for Ashland Cemetery, Chemung County, Page 4 (Comstock to Dean).

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Today in Family History - 20 Mar

My 2nd great-grandparents Paul Thompson and Emma Christina Friedberg were married on this day in 1879 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts [1].

References
[1] Massachusetts Archive of Marriage Records. 1879, Volume 307, Page 172. (Index entry)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Today in Family History - 18 Mar

My grandfather George Avner Baldwin died on this day in 2000 in Westminster, Adams, Colorado [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. He was buried at the Adickes Addition of Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, Walker, Texas on 24 Mar 2000 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].

References
[1] Death Records of Adams County, Colorado. Death certificate for George Avner Baldwin.
[2] Unknown Newspaper. Obituary for George Avner Baldwin (probably from Colorado newspaper).
[3] The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, Texas. 23 Mar 2000; Page 5A; Obituary for George Avner Baldwin.
[4] Unknown Newspaper. Obituary for George Avner Baldwin (probably from Madisonville Meteor). 
[5] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 3, Walker County Genealogy Society, Huntsville, TX, 2007. Page 79, Adickes Addition to Oakwood Cemetery. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today in Family History - 17 Mar

My 2nd great-grandfather Frank Pegoda (Anders line) was born on this day in 1873 in Walker County, Texas [1, 2, 3, 4].

References
[1] Death Records of Walker County, Texas. Death certificate for Frank P. Pegoda.
[2] Records of Huntsville Funeral Home, Inc., Volume 1, 1938-1949, Dickenson Research, Huntsville, Texas, 1992. Page 86.
[3] Pegoda Family Bible, (publication information could not be located in the Bible). "Births" page (children).
[4] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 1, South Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2000. Page 4, Bath (Possum Walk) Cemetery.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today in Family History - 16 Mar

My 4th great-grandfather John Randolph Traylor, Sr. (Baldwin line) died on this day in 1864 in Montgomery County, Texas [1, 2].  I had originally thought John died in Walker County since he live near Old Waverly. But, his probate was located in Montgomery County [2], so he must have died there. He was buried at Old Waverly Cemetery in Walker County [1].

References
[1] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 1, South Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2000. Page 114, Waverly Cemetery.
[2] Montgomery County, Texas Probate Records, Black Box Documents, 1857-1867, Volume 3, Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc., Conroe, Texas, 1988. Pages 75 and 76.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today in Family History - 14 Mar

My 4th great-grandmother Sijtje Hoffman (Thompson line) died on this day in 1882 in Uithuizen, Groningen, Netherlands [1]. The location of her grave is not known.

References
[1] Death Records of Uithuizen, Netherlands. Record No. 15 (for 1882).

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Today in Family History - 13 Mar

My 6th great-grandparents Cornelis van der Klok and Ariaantje Kievit (Thompson line) were married on this day in 1774 in Ouddorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands [1, 2].

References
[1] Families of South Holland, dutchgenealogy.com. District I, 1756-1775, Page 112. (Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie Church Records.)
[2] Families of South Holland, dutchgenealogy.com. District I, 1776-1795, Page 114.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today in Family History - 09 Mar

My 4th great-grandfather (and 5th great-grandfather) James A. Andrews, Sr. committed suicide on this day in 1855. The location of his grave is not known.

Very little is known about the personal life of James that would have driven him to this final act. There are indications in his obituary (shown below) that he had a problem with alcohol, and there are strains of alcoholism in his descendants to very recent generations.


References
[1] Texas State Times, Austin, Texas. 24 Mar 1855, Page 2.
[2] Minutes of the Commissioners Court of Montgomery County, Texas (Oct 1854-Feb 1861). Book is not labeled. Pages 43 and 44.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today in Family History - 08 Mar

My grandfather George Avner Baldwin was born on this day in 1924 in West Columbia, Brazoria, Texas [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].

My 4th great-grandfather James B. Covell, Sr. (Erickson line) was born on this day in 1777 in Washington County, New York [7].

References
[1] Birth Records of Brazoria County, Texas. Birth certificate for George Avner Baldwin. Middle name is misspelled "Abner".
[2] Birth Records of Brazoria County, Texas. Corrected birth certificate for George Avner Baldwin. Affidavit filed on 26 May 1942 to correct middle name to "Avner".
[3] Death Records of Adams County, Colorado. Death certificate for George Avner Baldwin.
[4] The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, Texas. 23 Mar 2000; Page 5A; Obituary for George Avner Baldwin.
[5] Unknown Newspaper. Obituary for George Avner Baldwin (probably from Madisonville Meteor).
[6] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 3, Walker County Genealogy Society, Huntsville, TX, 2007. Page 79, Adickes Addition to Oakwood Cemetery.
[7] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Cemetery Record for Ashland Cemetery, Chemung County, Page 4 (Comstock to Dean).

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Today in Family History - 06 Mar

My 4th great-grandfather Jeremiah Coleman, III (Erickson line) was born on this day in 1777 in Newburg, Wyoming, New York [1, 2].

My 5th great-grandfather Richard Comfort, Sr. (Erickson line) died on this day in 1824 in Southport, Chemung, New York [1, 3].

References
[1] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Cemetery Record for Wellsburg or Baptist Church Cemetery, Chemung County, Page 2.
[2] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Miller-Coleman Bible Record
[3] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Comfort "Bible" Record. From a piece of paper in a Bible; origin of information uncertain. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Today in Family History - 05 Mar

My 4th great-grandmother Margaret Hill (Baldwin line) was born on this day in 1804 in Abbeville, South Carolina [1].

References
[1] Anne Hill Family Bible. Page 678, Family Record, Births.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Today in Family History - 04 Mar

My 2nd great-grandfather Benjamin Franklin Baldwin, Jr. was born on this day in 1861 in Limestone County, Texas [1, 2, 3].

References
[1] B. F. Baldwin, Jr. Bible. Owned by Benjamin Franklin Baldwin. Jr. and Clara Ann Clarke. "Memoranda" page.
[3] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 2, North Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2004. Page 96, McAdams Cemetery.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Today in Family History - 03 Mar

My 2nd great-grandmother Emma Christina Friedberg (Thompson line) was born on this day in 1852 in Sweden [1, 2].

My 3rd great-grandfather Jack D. Clarke (Baldwin line) was born on this day in 1833 in Georgia [3].

References
[1] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Emma Christina Friedberg; Book 5, Page 438.
[2] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 22 May 1933, page 2. Obituary for Emma Friedberg Thompson.
[3] B. F. Baldwin, Jr. Bible. Owned by Benjamin Franklin Baldwin. Jr. and Clara Ann Clarke. "Memoranda" page.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today in Family History - 02 Mar

My 10th great-grandfather Francis Doughty, Jr. (Anders line) reportedly died on this day in 1682/3 in New York, New York, New York.  I have no primary documentation for this date. If you know of a source for this information, please leave a comment.

My 3rd great-grandmother Loretta Josephine Jones (Anders line) died on this day in 1946 in Riverside, Walker, Texas [1, 2]. She was buried at Riverside Pioneer Cemetery [1, 2].

References
[1] Death Records of Walker County, Texas. Death certificate for Loretta Josephine Jones.
[2] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 2, North Walker County, Walker County Genealogical Society, Huntsville, TX, 2004. Page 130, Riverside Cemetery.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today in Family History - 27 Feb

My 5th great-grandfather Jan Mastenbroek, Sr. (Thompson line) died on this day in 1834 in Ouddorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands [1]. The location of his grave is not known.

References
[1] Death Records of Ouddorp, Netherlands. Record No. 10 (for 1834).

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Today in Family History - 24 Feb

My 2nd great-grandfather Minard Vandermade (Thompson line) died on this day in 1901 in Muskegon County, Michigan [1]. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Muskegon.

References
[1] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Minard Vandermade; Book 2, Page 273.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today in Family History - 17 Feb

My 2nd great-grandmother Lucinda A. Gregson (Erickson line) was born on this day in 1864 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana [1].

References
[1] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Lucinda A. Gregson; Book 6, Page 291.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Today in Family History - 16 Feb

My 5th great-grandmother Margaret Kendall Berry (Anders line) was born on this day in 1756 in Virginia [1].

References
[1] Records of the U. S. National Archives and Records Admin: Revolutionary War Pension Files. File #W26365, Robert Rankin(s). Peggy Rankin's testimony before the Republic of Texas 6th Judicial District Court, 22 Mar 1844. Title Page Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Transcription

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Today in Family History - 15 Feb

My great-grandmother Maude Emeline Covell (Erickson line) died on this day in 1959 in North Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan [1, 2, 3]. She was buried at Oakhurst Cemetery in Whitehall [1, 2, 4].

References
[1] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Maude Emeline Covell; State File No. 157.
[2] Cemetery Records of Muskegon Co., Mich., Volume 3, Muskegon Co. Genealogical Society, 1983. Page 133, Oakhurst Cemetery.
[3] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 16 Feb 1959, page 20. Obituary for Maude Covell Erickson.
[4] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 16 Feb 1959, page 20. Funeral notice for Maude Covell Erickson

Monday, February 14, 2011

Today in Family History - 14 Feb

My 5th great-grandfather Jonathan Covell (Erickson line) was reportedly born on this day in 1748/9 in Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts.  I have no references for his birth date or place. If you know of any documentation, please leave a comment.

My 5th great-grandmother Frances Coleman (Baldwin line) was born on this day in 1781 in Fairfield County, South Carolina [1, 2, 3].

References
[1] McCall, Mrs. Howard H., Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, Volume 1, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968. Page 210.
[2] Maxwell, John R., Grimes County Cemeteries, Book Three (Southern), Grimes County Historical Commission, 1998. Page 1, Baker Family Cemetery.
[3] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No. 3, September 1929, The National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1929. Page 49, Transcription of Baker-Womack Family Bible Record.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Today in Family History - 10 Feb

A busy but all-around happy day in family history.

My 3rd great-grandmother Stijntje van Zanten (Thompson line) was born on this day in 1831 in Uithuizen, Groningen, The Netherlands [1].

My 3rd great-grandparents Benjamin Franklin Baldwin, Sr. and Magdellen Moseley Guerrant were married on this day in 1859 [2]. Franklin and Maggie were likely married in Limestone County as they were living on the Limestone-Leon county line one year later in the 1860 census. A marriage license has not been found. Since the Leon and Walker County marriage records are seemingly complete and the Limestone records only date to the 1870's because of a courthouse fire in 1873, it can be presumed they were married in Limestone County and the license was destroyed in the fire.

My 7th great-grandparents Jacob Kievit and Maddeleentje Wafelbakker (Thompson line) were married on this day in 1735 in The Netherlands [3].

References
[1] Birth Records of Uithuizen, Netherlands. Record No. 13 (for 1831).
[2] B. F. Baldwin, Jr. Bible. "Marriages" page. Owned by Benjamin Franklin Baldwin. Jr. and Clara Ann Clarke.
[3] Families of South Holland, dutchgenealogy.com. District I, 1716-1735, Page 104. (Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie Church Records.) 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Today in Family History - 09 Feb

My 3rd great-grandmother Aafae Kuiper (Thompson line) was born on this day in 1837 in The Netherlands [1]. (Note that computing her birth date from the date of death and age on her death certificate gives 12 Feb 1837. Since math is required to compute the age for the death certificate, I have taken the date from her grave marker as the correct date.)


References
[1] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for Aafae Kuiper; Book 5, Page 55.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Today in Family History - 06 Feb

My 5th great-grandfather Champion Travis Traylor, Sr. (Baldwin line) was born on this day in 1770 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia [1]. The documentation for this is a bit sketchy. If you have additional information on the source of this family record or the Champion Traylor family, please leave a comment.

References
[1] Champion Travis Traylor, Sr. Family Record (source unknown). Family record taken from John Hart Hardy's Records.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Today in Family History - 05 Feb

My 4th great-grandparents Jeremiah Worsham and Catherine Landrum  (Baldwin line) were married on this day in 1815, probably in Washington County, Alabama [1, 2].

My 4th great-grandparents (and 5th great-grandparents) James A. Andrews, Sr. and Martha Formby (Anders line) were married on this day in 1822 in Wilkes County, Georgia [3].

References
[1] Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Texas, Montgomery County Genealogical Society, 1987. Page 148.
[2] Jeremiah Worsham Family Bible. Transcription of family record.
[3] Marriage Records of Wilkes County, Georgia. Book 1, Page 255.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Today in Family History - 03 Feb

My 5th great-grandparents Daniel Gilleland, Sr. and Precilla Boatwright (Anders line) were married on this day in 1819 somewhere in Old Miller County, Arkansas Territory [1].

My great-grandmother Aafje (Orpha) Vandermade (Thompson line) died on this day in 1974 at Rosewood General Hospital in Houston, Harris, Texas [2, 3, 4]. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan. She had been living with her son Clark Minard Thompson when she died.

References
[1] Young, Patricia Gilleland and L. Richard Scroggins, The Tree and the Vine, Gilleland Branches from Texas Roots. Daniel Gilleland Bible, Marriages page #1.
[2] Death Records of the City of Houston, Texas. Death certificate for Orpha Vandermade.
[3] Social Security Death Index. Entry for Orpha Vandermade.
[4] The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan. 05 Feb 1974, page 12. Obituary for Orpha Thompson.