Saturday, October 20, 2018

Surname Saturday -- CRISPE (England to colonial New England)

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

I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2171 who is Elizabeth CRISPE (1637-1681). [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through two generations in this GIBSON family line is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

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

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

134.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785)
135.  Abigail Peirce (1750-1775)

270.  Samuel Peirce (1712-1772)
271.  Abigail Stearns (1715-1798)


542.  George Stearns (1690-1760)
543.  Hannah Sanderson (1689-1770)

1084.  John Stearns (1647-1722)
1085.  Judith Lawrence (1660-1713)


2170.  George Lawrence, born 1637 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 21 March 1709 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 29 September 1657 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2171.  Elizabeth Crispe, born 08 January 1637 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 28 May 1681 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. 

Children of George Lawrence and Elizabeth Crispe are:
*  Elizabeth Lawrence (1659-????), married 1681 Thomas Whitney (1656-????).
Judith Lawrence (1660-1713), married 1681 John Stearns (1647-1722)
*  Hannah Lawrence (1662-1707), married 1680 Obadiah Sawtell (1648-1741).
*  John Lawrence (1664-1674).
*  Benjamin Lawrence (1666-1733), married (1) 1689 Mary Clough (1669-1695); (2) 1696 Anna LNU (1668-1716); (3); 1716 Anna Coolidge (1671-1718); (4) 1719 Elizabeth Bennett (1663-1749).
*  Daniel Lawrence (1666-1743), married (1) 1689 Sarah Counts (1670-1694); (2) 1695 Hannah Mason (1665-1721); (3) 1722 Maud Russell (1676-????).
*  George Lawrence (1668-1736), married 1696 Mary Hemenway (1674-1741).
*  Sarah Lawrence (1671-????), married 1691 Thomas Rider (1670-????).
*  Mary Lawrence (1671-????), married (1) 1689 John Earle (1667-1704); (2) 1704 Michael Flagg (1651-1711).
*  Martha Lawrence (1680-1708), married 1697 John Dix (1672-1726).
*  Grace Lawrence (1680-1758), married 1698 John Edes (1680-1721).

Three sets of twins in this family!

4342.  Benjamin Crispe, born about 1611 in Firsby, Lincolnshire, England; died 05 November 1683 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1636 in Massachusetts, United States.
4343.  Bridget LNU, born about 1615 in England; died about March 1676 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Benjamin Crispe and Bridget are:

Elizabeth Crispe (1637-1681), married 1657 George Lawrence (1637-1709).
*  Mary Crispe (1638-1713), married 1657 William Green (1640-1713).
*  Jonathan Crispe (1640-1680).
*  Eleazer Crispe (1642-1726), married 1666 Elizabeth LNU (1644-????).
*  Zachariah Crispe (1644-1644).
*  Mehitable Crispe (1646-1646).
*  Mercy Crispe (1648-1686), married 1667 Robert Parish (1635-1694).
*  Deliverance Crispe (1650-1694), married 1672 William Longley (1543-1694).

Information about the Crispe family was obtained from:

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Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Volume I, pages 493-495.

*  Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Sarah Hildreth, 1773-1857, Wife of Annis Spear of Litchfield, Maine (Portland, Maine : author, 1958), Volume I, pages 318-321.

*  Frederick C. Warner, "Mary Green and Mercy Parish, Daughters of Benjamin Crispe of Watertown, Mass.", The American Genealogist, Volume 62, number 1 (January 1987), pages 25-27.

I have done no original research for this surname line.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 19 October 2018


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:


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Announcing: Valerie & Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures

*  Historic Hotels of America® Partners with New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors to Offer Historic Benefits to Clientele

*  ‘Family History’ Genealogy Drama Pilot on ABC Television

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 19 October 2018

 Friday Finds 19 Oct 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for October 2018

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 19 October, 12 noon PDT:  John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers, by Rebecca Whitman Koford

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 19 October, 1:15 p.m. PDT:  Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events, by Thomas Jones

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 19 October, 2:30 p.m. PDT:  The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad, by Judy G. Russell

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 23 October, 11 a.m. PDT:  True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy, by MyHeritage

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 24 October, 11 a.m. PDT:  10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing, by Lisa Alzo

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research, by Julie Miller

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush, by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:   Genealogical Research in the Dakotas, by Paula Stuart-Warren

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise, by Jeanne Bloom

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving, by Elissa Scalise Powell

*  The Genealogy Gems Podcast:  Episode 222

Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast: #011 – Tracing Forward Can Yield Family History Gold

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Research AROUND the 1890 US Census - Genealogy Tips

*  Family History Ron YouTube:  Q&A September 27 2018


*  Family History Ron YouTube:  Q&A October 11 2018

*  Amy Johnson Crow YouTube:  An Overlooked Source for Southern Genealogy Research: Plantation Records

*  Ancestry YouTube:  The World’s Longest Thank You Note | Ancestry

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube:  Correcting a Mistake in Gender/Relationships in FamilySearch

*  Jennifer Holik YouTube:  Military Record Reconstruction

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  A twofer! Day 5 of Relative Race and Season 5-Episode 1 of Long Lost Family.

*  Blaine Bettinger YouTube:  Why Do I Share Different Amounts of DNA?

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, October 19,  2018


5)  DNA Stories:

*  91-year-old Wisconsin man finds long lost family in Morristown

*  Chances DNA can be used to find your family? Sixty percent and rising

6)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 16 October 2018?

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 19 October 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:


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New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday

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Middlesex Baptisms 1543-1876

Over 2,800 irregular baptisms found within the National Archive's collection of clandestine marriages have been added to Middlesex Baptisms 1543-1876. These new additions were registered in London, mostly in the vicinity of the Fleet but also in Mayfair and south of the Thames at the Mint. The records consist of worksheets given over to Ministers, Clerks who registered the marriage but were not officiating and fixers or owners of premises in which the irregular marriages were celebrated.
The collection includes records from the sixteenth century to the late nineteenth century. the amount of detail will vary from transcript to transcript most will include a combination of your ancestor's birth date or age, baptism date, parish, parent's names, father's occupation and residence.

1939 Register Update

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We have also added updates to nine of our existing titles, including:
·        Birmingham Weekly Post -1959-1960
·        Tavistock Gazette - 1859, 1861, 1870, 1874, 1897
·        Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - 1920-1928, 1940-1948
·        Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal - 1951-1960
·        Irish Citizen - 1920
·        Liverpool Echo - 1926, 1928, 1930-1931, 1969
·        Sports Argus - 1958
·        Irish Independent - 2006
·        Tit-bits - 1882

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52 Ancestors - Week 248: #373 Hannah (Slocum) Hazard (1710-1737) of Rhode Island

Hannah Slocum (1710-1737)  is #373 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #372 Thomas Hazard (1707-after 1748) in 1727 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.


I am descended through:

*  their son, #186 Stephen Hazard (1730-1804) who married  #187 Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-????) in about 1760. 
*   their daughter #93 Mary Hazard (1765-1857) who married  #92 Joseph Oatley (1756 - 1815)  in 1781.
*  their son #46 Jonathan Oatley (1791-1872), who married #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865) in 1813.
*  their daughter #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864), who married  #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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

*   Name:                    Hannah Slocum[1–5]    

*  Sex:                         Female    

*  Father:                    Samuel Slocum (1684-1741)    
*  Mother:                  Hannah Carr (1691-1785)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Birth:                      5 April 1710, Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States[1–3]
   
*  Death:                     24 January 1737 (age 26), North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[5]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1.               Thomas Hazard (1707-after 1748)    
*  Marriage 1:            22 February 1727 (age 17), South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1,3-4]    

*  Child 1:                Stephen Hazard (1730-1804)      

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   
Hannah Slocum was born 5 April 1710 in Jamestown, Rhode Island, the daughter of Samuel and
Hannah (Carr) Slocum[1-3]. She married 22 February 1727 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island to Thomas Hazard (1707-after
1748), the son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Helme) Hazard[4]. Thomas and Hannah Hazard had only one child: * Stephen Hazard (1730-1804), who married elizabeth Carpenter (1741-????) in about 1760. Hannah died on 24 January 1737 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, at the age of 26[1,3]. There are no available burial records for Hannah (Slocum) Hazard. According to the Hazard book, Hannah Slocum was a very small woman not over 5 feet in height.
She was so slight that her husband could span her waist with his two hands[5].  
5)  SOURCES


1. Charles Elihu Slocum, A Short History of the Slocums, Slocumbs, and Slocombs of America, Genealogical and Biographical; Embracing Eleven Generations of the First Named Family, 1637 to 1881 (Syracuse, N.Y. : the author, 1881), page 63, Hannah Slocum birth entry.

2. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Volume 4, Newport County Births, Marriages, Deaths, Jamestown Births and Deaths, page 26 (image 358 of 691), Hannah Slocum birth entry.

3. Caroline Robinson Hazard, The Hazard Family of Rhode Island, 1635-1894 : Being a Genealogy and History of the Descendants of Thomas Hazard, With Sketches of the Worthies of This Family, and Anecdotes Illustrative of Their Traits and Also of the Times in which They Lived (Boston, Mass. : by the author, 1895), page 30, Thomas Hazard sketch.

4. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Volume 5, Washington County Births, Marriages, Deaths, North Kingstown Marriages, page 27 (image 36 of 523), Thomas Hazard and ---- Slocum marriage entry.

5. Caroline Robinson Hazard, The Hazard Family of Rhode Island, 1635-1894, page 70, Stephen Hazard sketch.

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NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Valerie Elkins & DearMYRTLE Announce a Joint Venture

I received this today from my friends and noted genea-bloggers Valerie Elkins and DearMYRTLE:

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Valerie Elkins & DearMYRTLE announce a joint venture


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valerie & Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures debuts today
Colorado Springs, CO, Oct 19, 2018 — In anticipation of THE Genealogy Show in Birmingham, England, US-based professional researcher and presenter Valerie Elkins joins blogger and webinar host Pat Richley-Erickson, “Myrt” of DearMYRTLE.com, to announce a new partnership.
“Why not make this trip to the UK, a most excellent genealogy adventure? Every genealogist hopes to travel to ancestral homelands. Throw in a genealogy conference and that’s a family historian’s dream come true,” says Valerie.
Myrt suggests sharing travel adventures may assist others also taking their first trip to the UK. “It’s about sharing the process of getting passports, deciding what to pack, figuring out where to stay, dealing with foreign currency and such. Valerie and Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures will chronicle networking with colleagues gathering from throughout the world, sharing the latest in DNA research and ideas for improving family history research skills.”
THE Genealogy show will be held at the NEC (The National Exhibit Centre) in Birmingham, England, 7-8 June 2019. Valerie will be presenting two classes. Myrt is a conference board member and will be taping AmbushCAM interviews.
Valerie and Myrt are scheduling visits to ancestral homelands before and after the conference, including stops elsewhere in England, Scotland, Ireland and Norway. “We want to scope out the places where our ancestors once lived – get the lay of the land, that sort of thing. Thanks to modern technology, we’ve got top quality recording equipment in our hands and plan to do a lot of short-subject YouTube videos,” says Valerie.
ABOUT
Valerie and Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures
The internet-based partnership features a blog Valerie and Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventureshttps://valeriemyrt.wordpress.com; a YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/MBOLectJLsQ; a Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/valerie.myrt; and a collection of Pinterest boards at https://www.pinterest.com/valeriemyrt. On Twitter and Instagram, follow them using #valeriemyrt .

THE Genealogy Show

Featuring a lineup of internationally recognized genealogy speakers, DNA research specialists and an exhibit hall where attendees can tour genealogy websites and try out the latest family history software, the conference is the brainchild of Kirsty Gray, Managing Director at Family Wise Limited offering UK heir research. Find out more at www.THEgenealogyshow.uk .

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Seavers in the News - Accident claims Melvin Seaver Family in 1954

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Ariz.) newspaper dated 13 January 1954:


The transcription of the article is:

'New Mexico Resort City Mishap Site

"Truth or consequences, N.M. (AP) -- A flaming crash which sheared off half the abutments of a concrete bridge late yesterday left a toll of eight Arizona persons dead.

"Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Lafferty, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin H, Seaver, and four children ranging in age from 6 months to 10 years, all of Elfrida, died when their car crashed with a beer truck, plunged through the bridge siding into a dry creek bed, and burst into flames.

"F.M. Danley of Albuquerque, driver of the beer truck, said he saw the Arizona automobile approaching a junction with U.S. Highway 85 one mile north of this southern New Mexico resort city.

"Danley said he turned on his air horn, but the driver apparently did not hear him until he was almost onto the highway and Cuchillo Creek.

"The Ariazona car whipped down the highway, out of Danley's path, then suddenly swerved directly in front of the heavily laden truck, investigators said.  The trailer of the truck plunged after the car into the creek and the cab hung precariously on the edge.  Danley received possible internal injuries and is suffering from shock.

"Lafferty, who moved to Elfrida from New Mexico five years ago, had operated a store and owned considerable real estate in that Arizona community.  Seaver, a native of Elfrida, was engaged in ranching there.  His sister-in-law, Mrs. Vernon Seaver of Elfrida is a daughter of the Laffertys.

"The accident, worst in Sierra County history, pushed New Mexico's 1954 traffic toll to 15 and brought hundreds of spectators to the scene.  Cars were lined up for half a mile trying to reach the bridge.

"The state highway department cut a new roadbed through the creek to detour traffic around the blocked bridge.

"Identification of the bodies was by Justice of the Peace Ted Russell from papers found in the car and strewn along the creek bed after the crash.  It was impossible at this stage to identify each body individually and he did not have names of the children.

"Just four years ago another beer truck was involved in an accident a fourth of a mile north of yesterday's accident site.  Three persons were killed.  The latest accident was in clear weather and on a dry road, while other parts of New Mexico were buffeted by snow and high winds."

Another article, dated 15 January 1954,  provided the names of the children:

"Arizona Deaths

"Seaver Family

"ELFRIDA (AP) -- The mourning community of Elfrida completed arrangements yesterday for one of the most heart-breaking tasks in its history -- a mass funeral for the Melvin Seaver family.

"Seaver, 34, his wife, 30, and their four children, Phillip 7, Gary 6, Catherine 5, and Steven Leslie, 4 months, were killed Tuesday in an automobile accident near Truth or Consequences, N.M.

"The town's final salute to them will begin at 2 p.m. today in the Whitewater Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bishop Golden Fenn will officiate.

"Burial will follow in the local cemetery.  A mass grave for all six has been prepared.

"Funeral services for two other persons killed in the accident, Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Lafferty, 62 and 36, are to be conducted at Gibbons Mortuary in Mesa tomorrow.  Mrs. Lafferty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Phillips, live there."

There is still no definition of the names of the two wives.  Another article, dated 18 January 1954 provides the name of Mrs. Seaver:

"BENSON

"JANET S. JUDD
Republic State Correspondent

"Benson -- Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Sherman of Inglewood, Calif. stopped overnight in Benson Thursday,.  They were en route to Elfrida to attend funeral services for the Melvin Seaver family who died in an automobile accident in New Mexico Jan. 12.  Mrs. Seaver attended Benson schools where she will be remembered as Thelma Sherman.  Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Sherman of Elfrida,."

The source citation for the first article is:

"New Mexico Resort City Mishap Site," Arizona Republic [Phoenix, Ariz.] newspaper, dated 13 January 1954, page 1, column 1, Melvin Seaver accident article; digital image, Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com :  accessed 18 October 2018).

I had Melvin Henry Seaver (1917-1954) and Thelma Sherman (1923-1954) in my RootsMagic family tree database, but I did not have the sames of their four children.  I added them sadly today.  

The parents of Melvin Henry Seaver are William Henry Seaver (1883-1977) and Violetta Thomsen (1891-1969), who had five children between 1911 and 1934 in Arizona.   I am not related to them - their immigrant Seaver ancestor was Henry Seaver (1743-1810) who settled in Virginia before 1770.

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1710 Birth of Hannah Slocum in Jamestown, R.I. - Post 434 for Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1710 birth record of Hannah Slocum in the Jamestown, Rhode Island  Town Records:

The birth record of Hannah Slocum is at the very bottom of the page:


The transcription of the birth record for Hannah Slocum is:


"[SLOCUM], Hannah [of Samuel and Hannah]    April 4, 1710"

The source citation for this record is:

"Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Volume 4, Newport County Births, Marriages, Deaths, Jamestown Births and Deaths, page 26 (image 358 of 691), Hannah Slocum birth entry.

This record is a  derivative source record for the birth of Hannah Slocum.   The original record is in the Jamestown town record books, which are on Family History Library US/CAN microfilms, available at the local FamilySearch Center.  

Hannah Slocum (1710-1757) was the daughter of  Samuel Slocum and Hannah Carr of Jamestown.  She married Thomas Hazard (1707-1745) of North Kingstown in 1730.  

Thomas and Hannah (Slocum) Hazard are my  6th great-grandparents, through their son Stephen Hazard (1730-1804) who married  Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-????) in 1760.

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