Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestral Homes 150 Years Ago

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):


1) 
1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 1 June 1863 - 150 years ago.

2)  List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

3)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.

Here's mine:

On my father's side:

*  My second great-grandparents, Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver (1828-1884) resided in Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts.  I do not have a photograph of their residence, and I don't know if the house still exists.  I have not found the location on a map. The household included my great-grandfather, Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922).

*  My second great-grandparents, Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) and Sophia (Newton) Hildreth (1834-1923) resided in Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts.  I do not have a photograph of their residence, and I don't know if the house still exists.  I have not found the location on a map. The household included my great-grandmother, Hattie Hildreth (1857-1920).

*  My second great-grandparents, James Richman (1821-1912) and Hannah (Rich) Richman (1824-1911), resided in either Burrilville, Providence, Rhode Island (they were there in 1860) or Putnam, Windham, Connecticut (they were there in 1870).  I do not have a photograph of their residence, and I don't know if it still exists.  I have not found the location on a map. The household included my great-grandfather, Thomas Richmond (1848-1917).

*  My second great-grandparents, Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) and Amy (Oatley) White (1826-1864), resided in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut.  I do not have a photograph of their residence, and I don't know if it still exists.  I think that I have found the location on a map.  The household included my great-grandmother, Julia White (1848-1913).

*  My third great-grandmother, Abigail (Gates) (Seaver) Seaver (1797-1867), mother of Isaac Seaver, resided in Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts with her second husband, Isaac Seaver (1802-1870).  I am not sure where they lived in Westminster, or if the house still exists.  

*  My third great-grandmother, Elizabeth Horton (Dill) Smith (1791-1869), mother of Lucretia smith, resided in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.  I am not sure where she lived in Medfield, or if the house still exists.

*  My third great-grandmother, Sophia (Buck) (Brigham) (Newton) Stone (1797-1882), probably resided in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts with her third husband, Jonathan Stone (1795-1868).  I am not sure where she lived in Westborough, or if the house still exists.

*  My third great-grandparents, Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872) and Amy (Champlin) Oatley (1798-1865) resided in East Killingly, Windham, Connecticut.  I do not have a photograph of their residence, and I don't know if it still exists.  I think that I have found the location on a map.  

On my mother's side:

*  My second great-grandparents, David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902) and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer (1832-1901), resided in Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa.  I do not have a photograph of their residence, and I don't know if it still exists, nor do I know its exact location.  The household included my great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946).

*  My third great-grandfather, Henry Carringer (1800-1881) probably resided in Perry, Mercer, Pennsylvania in 1863, or in Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa.  I do not have a photograph of his residence, and I don't know if it still exists, nor do I know its location exactly. 

*  My second great-grandparents, Devier James Lamphier Smith (1839-1894) and Abigail A. Vaux (1844-1931) resided in Rolling Prairie, Dodge, Wisconsin, probably with Devier's parents.  If so, I have a photograph of the Ranslow Smith house.  The household included my great-grandmother, Abbie Ardell Smith (1862-1944).

*  My third great-grandparents, Ranslow Smith (1805-1873) and Mary (Bell) Smith (1805-1865), resided in Rolling Prairie, Dodge, Wisconsin.  I have a photograph of their home.  It still exists, but was moved to Old World Wisconsin and restored.

*  My third great-grandparents, Samuel Vaux (1816-1880) and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux, probably resided in Burnett, Dodge, Wisconsin.  I don't have a photograph, but know the approximate location of their land from a plat map.

*  My second great-grandparents, David Auble (1817-1894) and Sarah (Knapp) Auble (1818-after 1900), resided in Newark, Essex, New Jersey.  I don't have a photograph, and do not know the location of their house.  The household included my great-grandfather, Charles Auble (1849-1916).

*  My third great-grandmother, Sarah (Cutter) Knapp (1785-1878) resided in New Barbadoes, Bergen, New Jersey with her son, Manning Knapp.  I don't have a photograph, and do not know the location of the house.

*  My second great-grandparents, James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902) and Mary Jane (Sovereen) Kemp (1840-1874) resided in or near Middleton, Norfolk, Ontario.  I don't have a photograph, but I have found the location of their house on a plat map.

*  My third great-grandparents, Abraham James Kemp (1795-1881) and Sarah Sephrona (Fletcher) Kemp, probably resided near Huntingdon, Hastings, Ontario.  I don't have a photograph, and do not know the location of their house.  

*  My third great-grandparents, Alexander Sovereen (1814-1907) and Eliza (Putman) Sovereen (1820-1895) resided in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario.  I don't have a photograph, but have found the location of their house on a plat map.

*  My fourth great-grandparents, Frederick Sovereign (1786-1875) and Mary Jane (Hutchison) Sovereign (1792-1868) resided in or near Delhi, Norfolk, Ontario.  I don't have a photograph, and do not know the location of their house.  

I think that's all of my ancestors alive in 1863 - 7 great-grandparents, 20 second great-grandparents, 11 third great-grandparents, and two fourth great-grandparents.  Note that they resided in Massachusetts, Connecticut, perhaps Rhode Island, Iowa, perhaps Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ontario.  

I can see that I have some work to do to find the locations of their homes, and determine if their are photographs of the houses available with cousins or online.


Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver


4 comments:

Mel said...

Ooh, I'm number one. :) Here is my blog post: http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2013/05/sngf-where-were-they-1-june-1863/

GeneGinny said...

Phew! That was a lot of work, Randy. Definitely makes me realize how much more research I need to do. My post is here:
http://geneginny.blogspot.com/2013/05/sngf-locations-of-my-ancestors-on-1.html

Liz said...

I'm with GeneGinny! That was a LOT of work - so much that it spilled over to Sunday! LOL. But it was a great exercise. I see holes in my research I need to get busy filling!

Here's mine:

http://gatapleytree.blogspot.com/2013/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-ancestral.html

Lisa Suzanne Gorrell said...

I really enjoyed that and learned as you did, that I have a lot of holes to fill up. I found death dates missing and census records that I don't have. I also need to some land research for the farmers. I have two blogs, one for each side of my family so here are the two posts I created. Mother's side: "Mam-ma's Southern Family" http://preview.tinyurl.com/p7vz2hs
Father's side: "My Trails into the Past" http://preview.tinyurl.com/osle5s8