Friday, October 10, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 41: #48 Henry Carringer (1800-1879)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" in her blog post Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  Here is my ancestor biography for week #41:

Henry Carringer (1800-1879) is #48 on my Ahnentafel list, my third great-grandfather.  He married in about 1825 to #49 Sarah Feather (1804-1848). 


I am descended through:

*  their son, #24, David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902), who married Rebecca Spangler (1831-1901) in 1851.

*  their son, #12 Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), who married #13 Abbie Ardell "Della" Smith (1862-1944) in 1887.
*  their son, #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), married Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in 1918. 
* their daughter, #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                          Henry Carringer [1-8]
*  Alternate Name:          Heinrich Carringer [9]
*  Sex:                             Male   
*  Father:                         Martin Carringer (1758-1835)   
*  Mother:                       Maria Magdalena "Molly" Hoax (1768-1850)   
  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Birth:                         6 June 1800, Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [9]
*  Census:                     1 June 1830 (age 29), Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [1]   
*  Census:                     1 June 1840 (age 39), Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [2]
*  Census:                     1 June 1850 (age 49), Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [3]
*  Occupation:              1 June 1850 (age 49), Farmer; Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States[3]
*  Census:                     1 June 1860 (age 59), Perry, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [4]
*  Occupation:              1 June 1860 (age 59), Farmer; Perry, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [4]
*  Deed:                        15 February 1864 (age 63),  Louisa, Iowa, United States [5]
*  Census:                     1 June 1870 (age 69), Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa, United States [6]
*  Occupation:              1 June 1870 (age 69), Farmer; Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa, United States [6]
*  Death:                       20 April 1879 (age 78), Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa, United States [7]
*  Burial:                       after 20 April 1879 (after age 78), Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa, United States [7]
*  Probate:                    after 10 August 1881 (after age 81), Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa, United States [8, 10-13]        
  
3)  SPOUSE AND CHILDREN (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Spouse 1:                Sarah Feather (1804-1848)   
*  Marriage:                before 1825 (before about age 25), Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [14]
*  Child 1:                  Eliza Carringer (1827-1914)   
*  Child 2:                  David Jackson "D.J." Carringer (1828-1902)   
*  Child 3:                  George Carringer (1832-1880)   
*  Child 4:                  Cornelius A. Carringer (1834-1916)   
*  Child 5:                  Mary Carringer (1835-1908)   
*  Child 6:                  Sarah Carringer (1837-    )   
*  Child 7:                  Henry Carringer (1839-1864)   
*  Child 8:                  Louisa M. Carringer (1842-    )   
*  Child 9:                  Matilda Spangler Carringer (1845-1911)   
*  Child 10:                Harvey Carringer (1848-1870)   
  
4) NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

 The birth date of Heinrich Carringer is listed as 6 June 1800 is from the Martin Carringer family Bible.[9]  Loose pages were included in Martin Carringer's Revolutionary War Pension File.  The Martin Carringer family resided in Mercer County, Pennsylvania at this time.

Henry Carringer's birth date can also be calculated from his age at death (78 years, 9 months, 26 days), and his death date as 20 April 1879, as provided on his gravestone in Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Iowa.[7]  That calculates to a birth date of 25 June 1800.  That's only 19 days after the birth date listed in the Family Bible.

There is no marriage record available for Henry Carringer and Sarah Feather.  There first child was born in June 1827, so an estimated marriage date of "about 1825" seems appropriate.  Henry would have been age 25 in 1825, and Sarah would have been age 21.

The writ of partition in the estate records of Cornelius Feather in Mercer County filed in 1855 identify Sarah as the wife of Henry Carringer.[15]  The section of the writ says:

"...that your petitioner's said father Cornelius Feather lately died intestate leaving him surviving a widow since Dec^d and Issue, your petitioner and George Feather, and also the Issue of two Daughters of said Cornelius Feather towit, Cornelius A., and Ester Ann Milner, children of Mary Milner who was formerly Mary Feather, and said Ester Ann Milner being a miner and having no Guardian; and Eliza, David J., George W., Cornelius A., and Mary Carringer and Sarah, Henry, Loisa M., Matilda S. and Harvy M Carringer, all children of Sarah Carringer intermarried with Henry Carringer who was formerly Sarah Feather, of whom Sarah, Henry, Loiza, Matilda and Harvy are miners and have no Guardian chosen. "

Henry Carringer and Sarah Feather had the ten children named in their grandfather's estate records.  The children of Sarah (Feather) Carringer received $89.95 to divide between them from the estate of their maternal grandfather.[15]

In the 1830 US Census, the Henry Carringer household resided in Sandy Creek township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.[1] The household included:

*   one male age under 5, 
*  one male age 20 to 30, 
*  one female age under 5 
*  one female age 20-30.

In the 1840 US Census, the Henry Carringer household resided in Sandy Creek township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.[2] The household included:

*   one male age under 5, 
*  two males age 5-10, 
*  one male age 10-15, 
*  one male age 30 to 40, 
*  one female age under 5, 
*  one female age 5-10, 
*  one female age 10-15, 
*  one female age 30-40, 
*  one female age 70-80.

In the 1850 U.S. census, the Henry Carringer family resided in Sandy Creek township, Mercer, Pennsylvania.[3] The family included:

*  Henry Caringer, age 56, male, a farmer, $2000 in real property, born PA
*  Eliza Caringer, age 23, female, born PA
*  Jackson Caringer, age 21, male, a carpenter, born PA
*  George Caringer, age 18, male, a farmer, born PA
*  Cornelius Caringer, age 17, male, a farmer, born PA
*  Mary Caringer, age 14, female, born PA, attended school
* Sarah Caringer, age 13, female, born PA, attended school
*  Henry Caringer, age 11, male, born PA, attended school
*  Loisa Caringer, age 9, female, born PA, attended school
*  Matilda Caringer, age 5, female, born PA, attended school
*  Harvey Caringer, age 2, male, born PA
*  Mary Caringer, age 82, female, born MD

In the 1860 U.S. census, the Henry Carringer family resided in Perry township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.[4] The family included:

*  Henry Carringer -- age 60, male, a farmer, $3200 in real property, $643 in personal property, born PA
*  George Carringer -- age 28, male, farmer, $100 in personal property, born PA
*  Mary Carringer -- age 24, female, born PA
*  Sarah Carringer -- age 22, female, born PA
*  Henry Carringer -- age 22, male, laborer, born PA
*  Eliza Carringer -- age 17, female, born PA, attended school
*  Matilda Carringer -- age 14, female, born PA, attended school
*  Harvey Carringer -- age 12, male, born PA, attended school

After 1860 and before 1864, Henry Carringer moved most of his family to Louisa County, Iowa.  His son, David Jackson Carringer, and daughter, Eliza (Carringer) Robinson, had moved their young families to Louisa County in about 1858.

On 15 February, Henry Carringer bought the North half of the South 20 acres of the Northwest quarter of the South west quarter of Section number 19 in Township 75 North of Range 4 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian in the County of Louisa; and bought 40 acres of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 29, in Township 75 North of Range 5 from William McCullough for $1200.[5]

In the 1870 U.S. census, the Henry Carringer family resided in Columbus City township, Louisa County, Iowa.[6] The household included:

*  Henry Carringer -- age 69, male, white, a farmer, $2000 in real property, $1117 in personal property, born PA
*  Mary Carringer -- age 25, female, white, keeping house, born PA
*  Louisa Carringer -- age 21, female, white, working in town, born PA
*  Harvey Carringer -- age 22, male, white, works on farm, born PA

The gravestone inscription for Henry Carringer in Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa says:[7]

Henry Carringer
Died
Apr. 20 1879
Aged 78 Yrs 9 Mos 28 Dys

Estate Papers were found in the Louisa County, Iowa probate records, in Estate Box 32, Volume V.  The records can be summarized as:[8, 10-13]
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D.W. Moore was named administrator of the estate.  Henry Carringer owned the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 29 in Township 75, Range 5 West.  The heirs-at-law were:

*   Wilbert H. Carringer (minor heir of George W. Carringer, and heir-at-law of Henry Carringer); 
*  Matilda Moore (and husband John S. Moore); 
*  David J. Carringer and Rebecca; 
*  Eliza Robinson; 
*  Mary C. McLaughlin (late Mary C. Carringer, widow of George W. Carringer and wife of James W. McLaughlin), 
*  Mary Carringer and Louisa M. Carringer; 
*  Cornelius S. Carringer and wife Elizabeth.  

James M. McLaughlin was appointed guardian on 25 May 1880 in Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York.  

The administrator was directed to sell the real estate in order to pay the claims of the creditors.  Money remaining was to be distributed to the heirs.

 An inventory of the real and personal property was presented to the Court and approved on 13 September 1881.  The Inventory and Statement of heirs Said Inventory showed that no personal property came into the hand of the administrator.

Claims of Mary Carringer against the Estate of Henry Carringer Deceased  in the Sum of $1379.33 were filed and was ordered to be paid out of the assets by the Court.

James M. McLaughlin was appointed guardian on 25 May 1880 in Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York of Wilbert H. Carringer.  However Francis I. Moore was appointed guardian for Wilbert, a minor over age 14 in Louisa County at the time.  Wilbert, as a minor heir to the estate of George W. Carringer, received $125.40 from the estate of Henry Carringer on 2 July 1882.

5)  SOURCES:
 
1. 1830 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Sandy Creek township, Page 237; indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M19, Roll 149.

2. 1840 United States Federal Census, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Sandy Creek township; Page 376, Henry Carringer household, indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M704, Roll 474.

3. 1850 United States Federal Census, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, population schedule; Sandy Creek township,  Page 312, dwelling #853, family #900,  Henry Carringer household, indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 796.

4. 1860 United States Federal Census, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Population Schedule, Perry township; Page 501, dwelling #571, family #544,  Henry Carringer household, indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 1140.

5. Louisa County, Iowa, "Louisa County, Iowa, deeds records, 1839-1935; index, 1839-1901", "Deeds, v. 14, 16, 1863-1865," Volume 16, Page 236 (stamped), William McCullough to Henry Carringer entry, 1864; accessed on FHL microfilm US/CAN 1,005,863.

6. 1870 United States Federal Census, Louisa County, Iowa, Population Schedule, Columbus City township; page 359, dwelling #120, family #121,  Henry Carringer household; indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archive Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 406.

7. Jim Tipton, indexed database, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Columbus City Cemetery (Columbus City, Iowa), Henry Carringer memorial # 6954404.

8. Louisa County, Iowa, District Court Record Books, Volume V, Pages 237-239, Henry Carringer administration, dated 13 September 1881, administrator's petition to sell real estate; FHL microfilm accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 1,006,640.

9. "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files," indexed database and digital images, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com: 2011), Pension Application W 6905, Martin Carringer; citing Family Bible pages, 1785-1835, Births, entry for Heinrich Carringer, 1800.

10. Louisa County, Iowa, "Probate Records, 1838-1892", Volume V, Page 49, Henry Carringer administration, dated 13 September 1881, guardian appointed for Wilbert H. Carringer; accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 1,006,640.

11. Louisa County, Iowa, "Probate Records, 1838-1892", Volume V, Page 232, Henry Carringer administration, dated 13 September 1881, Inventory approved; accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 1,006,640.

12. Louisa County, Iowa, "Probate Records, 1838-1892", Volume V, Page 232, Henry Carringer administration, dated 13 September 1881, allowance of claim; accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 1,006,640.

13. Louisa County, Iowa, "Probate Records, 1838-1892", Volume V, Page 232, Henry Carringer administration, dated 13 September 1881, approval of guardian's report; accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 1,006,640.

14. "Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994," digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org), Mercer County, "Mercer County Orphans Court Docket, 1850-1858," Volumes D-E, "Petition for writ of partition" entry for Cornelius Feather, 20 August 1855, Volume E, Pages 148-150 (images 408/409 of 684); citing original records on FHL microfilm US/CAN 878,977.

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2 comments:

Suzette Frederick said...

Randy, just came across a Catherine Sever(s) 1806-1879 in SC, in my family. She married Lewis Turner (2nd wife). Don't think it is a blood line, but marriage. Is she one of your relatives?

Suzette Frederick said...

Randy, just came across a Catherine Sever(s) 1806-1879 in SC, in my family. She married Lewis Turner (2nd wife). Don't think it is a blood line, but marriage. Is she one of your relatives?