Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were Your Ancestors 100 Years Ago?

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 


 time for more Genealogy Fun!



Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:


1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 16 September 1917 - 100 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:

*  My grandparents Frederick W. Seaver (born 1876) and Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver  (born 1882) resided at 290 Central Street in Leominster, Massachusetts with their children:  Marion (born 1901), Evelyn (born 1903), Ruth (born 1907), Frederick W. (born 1911, my father), Edward R. (born 1913) and Geraldine (born 1917).  I have rpictures of this residence, which was just torn down in Leominster.

*  My great-grandparents Frank W. Seaver (born 1852) and Hattie (Hildreth) (born 1857) Seaver resided at 149 Lancaster Street in Leominster, Massachusetts with my great-great-grandmother Sophia (Newton) Hildreth (born 1834).  I have a 1910 picture of this house, plus recent photographs, which still stands in Leominster.

*  My great-grandfather Thomas Richmond (born 1848)  resided at 124 Cedar Street in Clinton, Massachusetts with his daughter, Annie (Richmond) Pickford and her family.  I don't have a photograph of this house.

*  My great-grandparents Henry Austin Carringer (born 1853) and Della (Smith) Carringer (born 1862) resided at 2105 30th Street in San Diego, California with their son, my grandfather Lyle L. Carringer (born 1891).  Della's mother, Abbie A. (Vaux) Smith (born 1844), lived with them.  I have many pictures of this residence, which now stands at 2115 30th Street..

*  My great-grandmother Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (born 1868) resided at 2140 F Street in San Diego, California with her daughter, my grandmother Emily Kemp Auble (born 1899).  I don't have a photograph of this place.  

So I have 13 direct ancestors living at this time, 100 years ago.



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Surname Saturday -- MERCEREAU (France to colonial New York)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #2013, who is Marie MERCEREAU (1670-1733) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this MERCEREAU family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver (1943-????)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)


6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7.  Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14.  Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15.  Georgianna Kemp (1862-1952)

30.  James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902)
31.  Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874)

62.  Alexander Sovereen (1814-1907)
63.  Elizabeth Putman (1818-1895)

124.  Frederick Sovereen (1786-1875)
125.  Mary Jane Hutchinson (1792-1868)

250.  William Hutchinson (1745-1826)
251.  Catherine Lewis (1759-1845)

502.  Jonathan Lewis (1715-1785)
503.  Marie LaTourette (1734-1786)

1006.  David LaTourette (1699-1764)
1007.  Catherine Poillon (1713-????)

2012.  Jean La Tourette, born 1651 in Osse, France; died July 1725 in Fresh Kills, Richmond, New York, United States.  He was the son of 4024. Henri La Tourette.  He married 16 July 1693 in New York, New York, New York, United States.
2013.  Marie Mercereau, born 06 November 1670 in Mo√ęze, Poitou-Charentes, France; died about  1733 in Fresh Kills, Richmond, New York, United States.

Children of Jean La Tourette and Marie Mercereau are:
*  Marie LaTourette (1693-1772), married 1710 Samuel Broome (1690-????).
*  Jean LaTourette (1695-1794), married 1725 Marie Mercereau (1695-1770).
*  Esther LaTourette (1696-1781), married 1716 Paul Mercereau (1668-????).
*  Pierre LaTourette (1697-1754), married 1725 Marianne Mercereau (1699-????).
*  David LaTourette (1699-1764), married 1730 Catherine Poillon (1713-????).
*  Susanna LaTourette (1704-????), married 1724 Jan Van Pelt (1700-????).
*  Jacques LaTourette (1706-1738).
*  Henry LaTourette (1708-1794), married (1) 1743 Susanna Parlier (1712-1764); (2) 1764 Sarah Lane (1719-1806).

4026.  Jean Mercereau, born 1638 in Saint-Onge, Rochelle, France; died before 1681 in Saint-Onge, Rochelle, France.  He was the son of 8052. Joshua Mercereau.  He married before 1658 in France.
4027.  Elizabeth Dubois, born 1643 in France; died 1693 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York, United States.

Children of Jean Mercereau and Elizabeth Dubois are:
*  Joshua Mercereau (1658-1756), married 1693 Marie Chadeayne (1672-1756).
*  Elisabeth Mercereau (1660-????, married 1681 Pierre Masse (1656-????).
*  Jean Mercereau (1662-????).
*  Daniel Mercereau (1665-????).
*  Paul Mercereau (1668-????), married 1716 Esther LaTourette (1696-1781).
*  Marie Mercereau (1670-1733), married 1693 Jean MaTourette (1651-1725).
*  Daniel Mercereau (1672-????), married 1693 Susanna Marie Doucinat (1670-????).
*  Martha Mercereau (1674-????), married 1694 Shadine LNU (1672-????).


Information about this Mercereau family was obtained from:

*  Lyman E. LaTourette, LaTourette Annals in America (Portland, Ore.: s.p., 1954).


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