Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ahnentafel # 451 - Rachel Blackburn

 Rachel Blackburn

Born: ca. 1735 Loughgall, Kilmore, Armagh, Ireland
Died: ca. 1822 maybe in Kentucky

Buried: Unknown

Married: Andrew Dennen 29 Aug. 1759, York Co., Pennsylvania

Religion: Quaker

Immigration: between April and August 1736 from Armagh, Ireland to Adams Co. Pennsylvania with her parents and siblings. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

17th Century

1607 - Jamestown, VA founded
1608 - Santa Fe, NM founded
1609 - Henry Hudson discovers Hudson River
1612 - tobacco planted by English colonists in VA
1613 - Virgina colonists attack Port Royal, Nova Scotia
1614 - Pocahontas marries John Rolfe VA; Dutch claim New York
1619 - House of Burgesses created in VA
1620 - Pilgrims land at [[#|Plymouth]] Rock
1622 - First Anglo-Powhatan War VA; William Bradford becomes governor of Plymouth Colony
1625 - King James I dies; Charles I becomes king
1626 - Dutch purchase Manhattan
1629 - [[#|John Winthrop]] elected governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
1630 - Massachusetts Bay Colony established
1631 - Massachusetts becomes a commonwealth
1632 - Cecil Calvert founds Maryland colony
1633 - Dorchester, MA founded
1636 - Pequot War in New England, Capt. John Mason leads colonists
1637 - Pequot massacre led by Capt. John Mason
1643 - New England Confederation formed by Connecticut, Massachusetts, Plymouth & New Hampshire
1644 - 2nd Anglo-Powhatan War VA
1652 - Anglo-Dutch War begins
1663 - Connecticut becomes royal colony; Carolina colony established
1665 - New Haven Colony annexed to Connecticut
1675 - Richard Maulding b. ca. 1675; King Philip's War New Englan
1676 - Bacon's Rebellion in VA
1680 - Frances Walker d. VA
1681 - William Penn establishes Pennsylvania colony
1685 - New York becomes a royal colony; New Jersey becomes a colony
1686 - Edmund Andros becomes governor of Dominion of New England
1688 - Jane Taylor b. VA; Glorious Revolution in England
1689 - William & Mary crowned sovereigns in England
1690 - King William's War begins
1691 - Delaware made a colony; Plymouth Colony merges with Massachusetts
1692 - Salem witch trials; William III becomes king
1698 - James Taylor d. VA
1699 - Captain Kidd captured

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ahnentafel #450 - Andrew Dennen

Warrington Meeting House
Andrew Dennen

Name also appears as Dening, Denning, Dennon, Dennin

Born: ca. 1740
Died: ca. 1788 Washington Co., Pennsylvania
Buried: Unknown

Married: 29 Aug. 1759 Rachel Blackburn in York Co., Pennsylvania

Religion: Quaker or Society of Friends


1759 - Wellsville, York Co., PA -  At a monthly meeting of Warrington held the 21st of the 7th mo. 1759. The representatives all appeared.
The friends appointed to enquire into Andrew Dennon's conversation &c. informed this meeting that there is an obsticle in the way of his nassing(?) at this time, John Gruste (?) and Jacob Beals Sr. are appointed to speak to the friends and desire them to appear at next meeting and give the reason why the young couple may not proceed.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Research Notes - Famous & Infamous

Abraham Clark - signer of Declaration of Independence from NJ - great grandson of Richard Clark 3. Abraham b. 2/15/1726, d. 9/15/1794 age 50 at signing, lawyer, surveyor, buried Presbyterian Church cemetery, Rahway, NJ.
"A Jersey boy from birth and the only child in a farming familiy, Clark did not receive much formal education. Yet, he made the most of his limited access to teachers and books and found work as a local surveyor and resident go-to guy for legal advice. Though apparently he was never admitted to the bar, Clark was known as the "Poor Man's Counselor" due to his willingness to help folks with land disputes, mortgages, and other small legal matters, often for no payment. . . .

Monday, May 7, 2018

Ahnentafel #449 - Mary (--?--)

Mary (--?--)

Some people say that her name was Mary Dubois

Born: unknown
Died: after 1790

Buried: unknown

Married: John Colclasure


1783 - Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Co., Huntington Twp. tax list - Jno Calkklazer owned 300 acres of land by improvement, 4 horses, 5 cows, 2 sheep £235.10.0 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Research Notes - Cagle Family

Looking for a connection to the Cagle family. Where did Leonard Cagle Gurley get his middle name?

Burke Co., NC - Morganton, western NC

  • 1815 John Cagal bought 200 acres in Burke Co. from Daniel Payne who moved to TN.
  • Lucy 1820 census
  • Susey Cagle 1820 census 
  • 1 m -10, 1 m 10-16, 1 m 16-26; 2 f -10, 1 f 10-16, 1 f 16-26, 1 f 26-45

Cabarras Co., NC - Concord,

  • George 1820 census
  • George 1820 census

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ahnentafel #448 - John Colclasure

John David Colclasure / Calkglasior

Born: unknown
Died: between March and May 1790, Westmoreland Co., PA

Buried: unknown

Married: Mary (--?--), some people say she was Mary Dubois


1783 - Westmoreland Co., PA, Huntington Township, tax list:
Jno. Calkklazer, 300 acres of land held by improvement, 4 horses, 5 cows, 2 sheep, £235.10.0 
1784 - Westmoreland Co., PA, South District of Huntington, tax list:
Jno. Calkglazior, 250 acres held by warrant, 4 horses, 5 cows, 1 tanyard, £158.10.0
1785 - Westmoreland Co., PA, South District of Huntington, tax list:
Jno. Calkglazier, state tax £0.14.9, county tax £0.18.6

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Colclasures Disconnected

Colclasure cousins and kin to be figured out.

Abraham Colglazier living in Washington Co. IN 1830

Daniel living in Frederick Co. MD in 1790

Jacob b 1808 KY md. Mary (--?--) in Clay Co. IL 1850 

Margaret b. 1808 NY in Clay Co. IL 1850 

Nancy b. 1822 IN living with Samuel Moore family in Clay Co. IL 1850

Washington living in Orange Co. IN 1830

William b. 1824 IN md. Rebecca (--?--) in Clay Co. IL

Jesse Montgomery living in Clay Co. IL in 1850 probably kin to Jefferson Colclasure aka Jeffy Hoss

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahnentafel #447 - Nancy Hocker

Nancy Hocker

Born: 1787 Montgomery Co., Maryland
Died: Feb. 24, 1863 Lincoln Co., KY

Buried: Hocker / Goode Cemetery, Turnersville, Lincoln Co., KY

Married: George Hocker May 6, 1896 in Lincoln Co., KY


1790 - Census - Montgomery Co., MD, a Samuel Hocker family, Nancy would have been a newborn.
  • 4 males -16 - Philip, John, Richard, Samuel, Jr. Joseph (?)
  • 2 males 16+ Jacob, Samuel
  • 4 females - Elizabeth, Nancy, Mary, Nancy (Barnes) Hocker

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

20th Century

1996 - Rob Lingafelter md. Jamie Wells; Mabel (Butler) Robertson died; Audrey (Lathrop) Kercher died
1994 - Lawrence Shaw died
1992 - Paul Albert md. Dawn Pinkhurst
1991 - Michael Lathrop md. Elizabeth Kremin
1990 - Shawn Utley md. Melisa Dimeguez; Ida Mae (Downen) Butler died
1989 - George Bush becomes president; Debbie Lathrop md. Garnet Stevens

Friday, April 13, 2018

Ahnentafel #446 - George Hocker

George Hocker

Born: November 26, 1788, Montgomery Co., Maryland
Died: November 1, 1859, Lincoln Co., Kentucky

Buried: Hocker / Goode Cemetery, Turnersville, Lincoln County, Kentucky, no tombstone

Married: Nancy Hocker, May 6, 1806 in Lincoln Co., KY
Know all men by these presents that we George Hocker and  Richard Weaver Hocker are held and firmly bound unto Christopher Greenup, Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and his successor in the sum of £50 which payment will & truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs & jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals & dated this 6th day of May 1806. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage shortly intended between George Hocker & Nancy Hocker.  Now it there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force & virtue.

Monday, April 9, 2018

18th Century

1700 -
1701 - Elizabeth Waterman b.
1702 - Queen Anne begins reign - Queen Anne's War begins in colonies; Benjamin Moss b. CT
1703 - John Waterman b.; Hester Royce d. CT
1708 - Hannah Waterman b.
1709 - Thomas Lathrop md. Lydia Abel

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ahnentafel #445 - Rachel Goodnight

Rachel Goodnight

Born: April 1771 Mecklenberg Co., North Carolina
Died: November 22, 1827, Shelby Co., Kentucky

Buried: Unknown

Married: Dec. 1792 Jacob Young - 
Know all men by these presents that we Jacob Young and Abraham Goodnight are held and firmly bound until Isaac Shelby, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money to payment whereof will and truly to be made unto the said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Adm'ors &c. jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 11th day of Dec. 1792

Sunday, April 1, 2018

19th Century

1800 - Mary Edwards b. MD; John Galbraith d. PA; Mary Porter b. MD; David Robertson b. VA
1801 - Thomas Jefferson becomes president
1804 - Lewis & Clark go west; Ennis Maulding md Fanny Crissel KY; William Gentle md. Elizabeth Shepherd KY
1806 - Ezekiel Parrish md. Temperence Perry NC
1808 - Jane Beasley b. ca. 1808 KY; Mary Maulding b. KY
1809 - Illinois Territory organized; James Madison becomes president

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ahnentafel #444 - Jacob Young

Jacob Young

Born: ca. 1765 Mecklenberg Co., North Carolina the portion that became Cabarrus County. 
Died: Aug. 24, 1836, Tampico, Jackson Co., Indiana

Buried: Waskom Cemetery, Jackson Co., Indiana

Married: 1) Rachel Goodnight, between Dec. 11, 1792 in Mercer Co., KY
Know all men by these presents that we Jacob Young and Abraham Goodnight are held and firmly bound until Isaac Shelby, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money to payment whereof will and truly to be made unto the said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Adm'ors &c. jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 11th day of Dec. 1792

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Miscellaneous Lathrops

Miscellaneous unconnected Lathrops - this is taken from the Lathrop Family Wiki which will be shutting down in January 2019. 

Clark County, Illinois
Walker, Paul. Last Ferry on Wabash is at Darwin, Lawrenceville Daily Record, Jan. 26, 1976
Article about the Lathrop family who ran the ferry, Clarence Lathrop age 65 (b. 1911), Charles Lathrop age 71 (b. 1905)

Clarence Lathrop has been the ferryman at Darwin for the past 10 years. Now approaching retirement age, he had first ferried here as an 18-year-old lad when his great-uncle Jim Lathrop was the ferryman. Following an Army career, Clarence was employed by John Deere, Marshall and Trailway Bus Co. before coming back to the ferry, for full-time employment in his later years.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ahnentafel #442 - (--?--) Stout

(--?--) Stout

Born: between 1748 and 1768
Died: unknown

Buried: unknown

Married: unknown

Sarah b. ca. 1788, md. 1807/08 John Runyon 


1789 - Nov. 17 - A Thomas Stout married Margaret Colvin in Mason County, Kentucky. Charles Watkins, Jacob Jones served as bond. Margaret the daughter of William & Marah (--?--) Colvin.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Notebook - Military #1, Part 1

Andrea, Leonardo. South Carolina Colonial Soldiers & Patriots, Columbia, SC: Daughters of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina, 1952.
Colonial Counties of South Carolina -This section is added for the benefit of people who research in the colonial period of South Carolina. A man who is listed in Berekley County may be found in Union or Orangeburg while a man in Colleton County may be found in Edgefield.
South Carolina had four colonial counties of Granville, Berkeley, Colleton and Craven. These counties at first extended fifty miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean.  When settlements began further inland, the counties were extended to the North Carolina line. These counties do not have any of hte functions of the modern counties. Charleston was the county seat of all four counties. From 1670 to 1782-85 all court records, will, administrations and deeds were recorded in Charleston and are still to be found there in the Charleston County Court House.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Ahnentafel #440 - (--?--) Runyon

(--?--) Runyon

Born: ca. 1750
Died: unknown

Buried: unknown

Married: unknown


There was speculation for awhile that this was John Runyon who married Rachel Hyde, however after taking a hard look at Runyon genealogies and records I do not believe they are the parents of John Runyon.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Research Notes - Caldcleugh Mill Account Book

In researching the Hinkles in Rowan County I came across references to Caldcleugh's Mill and in turn to Andrew Caldcleugh's Mill Account Book which is housed at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.  I've been corresponding with the archivists and this week they sent images of pages in the account book.