Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1881 Marriage of Annie Samantha Bale and John McCracken in Blairstown, N.J.

Yes, I know it's supposed to be Treasure Chest Thursday, but I can't help it - I want to share some of the records that I (and others) have found in my/their repository and online searches for my ancestral families.

This week's Treasure is the 1881 marriage record of John McCracken and Annie Samantha Bale in Blairstown, New Jersey:




The extracted information from this record includes (handwritten information in italics):

1.  FULL NAME OF HUSBAND:   John Mc Cracken     
     Place of Residence:    Blairstown, Warren Co., N.J     .
2.  Age, nearest birthday:  28           Number of his Marriage:   1st   
3.  Occupation:    Painter                                        Country of Birth:  U.S.A.   
4.  Name of Father:  John McCracken                   Country of Birth:  U.S.A.    
5.  Maiden Name of Mother:  Sarah Hopler          Country of Birth:  U.S.A.   

1.  FULL MAIDEN NAME OF WIFE:  Annie Samantha Bale   Country of Birth:  U.S.  
2.  Place of Residence:  Blairstown, Warren Co., N.J.    
3.  Age, nearest birthday:   25                 Trade:  Dressmaker     
4.  Last name, if a widow:    ---------------  
5.  Name of Father:    John Bale                             Country of Birth:  U.S.    
6.  Maiden name of Mother:  Euphemia Foster     Country of Birth:  U.S.   
1.  Date (in full):  Dec^r 24th 1881  Place:  Blairstown, Warren Co., N.J.    
2.  In presence of:   John A Carter, Blairstown N.J.     
                                  Emma Carter       "                     
3.  Signature of Minister:  E. Meacham Minister in the M.E. Church     

The source citation for this record is:

State of New Jersey, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Marriage Certificates and Indexes, 1878-1940, Marriage Return Certificate #M-1, Place #95 (Warren County), John McCracken and Annie Samantha Bale marriage, 24 December 1881; New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, N.J.

Samantha Ann Foster Bale was born 23 April 1855 in Stillwater, Sussex County, New Jersey, to Euphemia Foster, without a named father.  The apparent father, according to this record was John Bale.  She was known as:

*  Samantha Foster (Birth record),
*  Ann L. Buit (1860 U.S. Census),
*  Samantha Bales (1870 U.S. Census),
*  Annie C. Foster (1880 U.S. Census),
*  Annie Samantha Bale (Marriage record),
*  Anna S. McCracken (1900 and 1910 U.S. Census).

Samantha Ann Foster (Bale) McCracken was the granddaughter of Sophia (Auble) (Foster) Hulse (1805-1887), the sister of my 2nd great-grandfather, David Auble (1817-1894). She is my second cousin twice removed.

My thanks to Michelle Tucker Chubenko for finding this record for me at the New Jersey State Archives.
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1 comment:

Russ Worthington said...

Randy,

I just checked my Blairstown Cemetery photos. Sorry, don't have the names listed in your blog post, but do have a number of McCrackens buried there.

What was interesting in your blog post was the name Sarah Hopler. I was in another cemetery just this morning looking for Hopler and know where they are buried. Didn't see Audle this time, but did see a Hulse.

Like your Newton ancestors, the McCracken's are all over the place.

Russ