Friday, June 24, 2022

Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 18 to 24 June 2022

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from  18 to 24 June 2022: 

The Updated and ADDED collections include:

Lancashire, England, Index of Wills and Probates Proved at Richmond and Chester, 1600-1858; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/23/2022

U.S., Carded Birth Records in Military Hospitals, 1884-1916; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/23/2022

Haut Rhin, France, Census, 1866; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/23/2022

Scotland and Northern Ireland, Death Index, 1989-2021; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/22/2022

England and Wales, Death Index, 1989-2021; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/22/2022

Rhône, France, Birth, Marriages and Death Registers, 1793-1917; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/22/2022

Web: Scotland, High Court Criminal Indexes, 1790-1919; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/21/2022

Australia and New Zealand, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Mexico, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

UK and Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Germany, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Brazil, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Italy, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Norway, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Global, Find a Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Massachusetts, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/21/2022

U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

Sweden, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 6/21/2022

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The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at   https://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx.  

By my count, there were 3 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,175 collections available as of 24 June, an increase of 3 from last week.  

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Findmypast Friday: Records from India to Ireland and beyond

 I received this information from Findmypast today:

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Records from India to Ireland and beyond added this Findmypast Friday  

Findmypast adds a mix of newspapers, parish records and Merchant Navy records this week 


Britain, Merchant Seamen, 1918-1941 

 Nearly 5,000 records have been added into this existing collection, known for its biographical detail, physical descriptions, and often photographs. It includes British merchant seamen stationed all over the world. 


British India Office: Births & Baptisms and Marriages 

Even more records have been added into these two existing collections, where you could uncover if your ancestor married in British India, or had children there. It’s also possible to find residences and professions. 


Ireland Newspaper Notices: Births, Marriages and Deaths 


Brand new to Findmypast this week with additional images, these records are snippets of life events from three Irish newspapers. You can explore around 42,000 births, 30,000 marriages, and 66,000 deaths. Be sure to check the original for more detail. 


Newspapers 

 This week’s new newspapers are from the Caribbean and Ireland. 

 New titles:  

  • Carlow Nationalist, 1883-1916       
  • Colonial Standard, 1858, 1864, 1866, 1868-1869, 1871, 1873, 1875-1878, 1880-1888, 1890-1895, 1871, 1873, 1875-1878, 1880-1888, 1890-1895 
  • Cork Weekly Examiner, 1896, 1898-1912         
  • Dominica Chronicle, 1911-1915         
  • Dominica Guardian, 1893-1920      
  • Mirror (Trinidad & Tobago), 1898, 1904-1907, 1909-1911, 1909-1911        
  • Voice of St. Lucia, 1885-1888, 1890-1915 

Updated titles: 

  • Acton Gazette, 1984         
  • Belper Express, 1992        
  • Birmingham Daily Post, 1953        
  • Bootle Times, 1987       
  • Horley & Gatwick Mirror, 1987       
  • Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 1986        
  • Merthyr Express, 1989         
  • Stirling Observer, 1991 


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52 Ancestors - Week 435: #705 Elizabeth (Cadman) White (c1685-c1780) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Cadman (1685-c1780)  s #705 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandmother, who married #704 William White (1683-c1780) in about 1707, probably in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their son #352 William White (c1708-c1780) who married #353 Abigail Thurston (1700-1770) in 1729.
*  their son #176 Jonathan White (1732-1804) who married #177 Abigail Wing (1734-1806) in 1756. 
*   their son, #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814) who married #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848) in 1786.
*  their son, #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) who married Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married Amy Oatley (1826-1864) 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:                      Elizabeth Cadman[1]
*  Alternate Name:      Elizabeth White[2-4]

*  Sex:                         Female

*  Father:                    George Cadman 1660-1718
*  Mother:                  Hannah Hathaway 1662-1749

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

*  Birth:                      about 1685, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1]

*  Distribution:           6 January 1718/9 (about age 33), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[2]

*  Distribution:           6 January 1768 (about age 83), will of husband William White written; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[3–4]

*  Death:                    before 3 October 1780 (before about age 95), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1]

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

*  Spouse 1:                 William White (c1683-c1780)
*  Marriage:                 about 1707 (about age 22), probably Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1]

*  Child 1:                   William White (c1708-c1780), married 1729 Abigail Thurston (1700-b1770).
*  Child 2:                   George White (c1710-1764), married 1731 Deborah Shaw (1711-1766).
*  Child 3:                   Sarah White (c1711-1795), married 1726 John Brown (1705-1773).
*  Child 4:                   Hannah White (c1712-1792), married 1730 William Taber (1705-1758).
*  Child 5:                   Roger White (c1713-1802), married 1736 Rebecca Grinnell (1710-1802).
*  Child 6:                   Christopher White (c1715-1795), married 1739 Elizabeth Thurston (1719-1782).
*  Child 7:                   Susanna White (c1717-a1780).
*  Child 8:                   Elizabeth White (c1719-1749), married 1737 Benjamin Slocum (1714-1792).
*  Child 9:                   Oliver White (c1723-1791), married 1747 Mary Sherman (1725-1811).
*  Child 10:                 Abner White (1725-1794), married 1746 Ruth Brownell (1727-1806).
*  Child 11:                 Thomas White (1730-a1768), married 1755 Sarah Norton (c1730-????).

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

Elizabeth Cadman was born in about 1685, probably in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the daughter of George and Hannah (Hathaway) Cadman of Dartmouthv.  She was the 2nd great-granddaughter of Mayflower Pilgrims Francis and Richard Warren.  Many online family trees have a birth date of 6 June 1685 but there are no original or derivative records with that date.

Elizabeth Cadman and William White married in about 1707, probably in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, since their first child was born in about 1708. William was the son of Sylvanus and Deborah (--?--) White of Dartmouth.  They had 11 children, all probably born in Dartmouth, but none are recorded in Dartmouth town records[1]:

*  William White (c1708-c1780), married 1729 Abigail Thurston (1700-b1770).
*  George White (c1710-1764), married 1731 Debroah Shaw (1711-1766).
*  Sarah White (c1711-1795), married 1726 John Brown (1705-1773).
*  Hannah White (c1712-1792), married 1730 William Taber (1705-1758).
*  Roger White (c1713-1802), married 1736 Rebecca Grinnell (1710-1802).
*  Christopher White (c1715-1795), married 1739 Elizabeth Thurston (1719-1782).
*  Susanna White (c1717-a1780).
*  Elizabeth White (c1719-1749), married 1737 Benjamin Slocum (1714-1792).
*  Oliver White (c1723-1791), married 1747 Mary Sherman (1725-1811).
*  Abner White (1725-1794), married 1746 Ruth Brownell (1727-1806).
*  Thomas White (1730-a1768), married 1755 Sarah Norton (c1730-????).

William and Elizabeth (Cadman) White received land in Dartmouth from George Cadman, Elizabeth's father, who died in 1718, in his will[2], which reads:
"To my loveing daughter Elizabeth White & to her Husband William White all the upland & meadow that is laid out where they now live with two acres & fifty Rods of Sedg flat Lying in acoxset river at the Shiprock flat & one hundred & five acres of land in the four hundred acre devition as it is laid out & quallified & one quarter of an acre of Seder Swomp all the ab[ovesd] land meadow & Ceder Swomp is ... within the Township of [Dart]mouth afre Sd [Farther I Give ... to] my Sd daughter Elisabeth & her Husband William White the one half of my last dev[i]tion of land the above Sd land meadow & Ceder Swomp given to my Sd daughter Elisabeth White & her Husband William White to be & remain to them dureing ... their naturall Lives and after their deceas the Homested farm where the Sd William White now liveth I Give to my Granson William White."
The will of William White (1683-before 1780) was written on 6 January 1768 and proved on 3 October 1780 in Bristol County, Massachusetts[3].  There are four pages in Case File 28,020.   The will of William White provided for maintenance of his wife, Elizabeth White, by their daughter Susannah White.  The paragraph says:
"Itim I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Susannah White all the Rest & Residue of my Estate be it of what nature or Cinde so ever or Wheresoever it may be found due owing or Coming unto me by any ways or means both Raal & personal which is not herein before otherwise Disposed of to be & Remain unto her my said Daughter & to her heirs & assigns forever She my said Daughter providing procuring & Decently maintaining & Looking after my well beloved wife In her aged week & Low Condition both in Sickness & In health for & During the term of the Natural Life of my Said wife Elizabeth White her mother and with y^e use & Improvement of the farm & houseing together with the profits thereof Whereon I now Live to maintain her s^d Mother With all sorts of the nessasaries of Life Decently During the term of my sd Wifes Natural Life. If my s^d Daughter Lives So Long but if She my s^d Daughter Should not Live so long as her Mother then so much of that Estate which I have herein given here my said Daughter to Enable her to maintain her mother Shall Return and pay all the Charges that Shall a Rise for Looking after my s^d wife after the Death of my s^d Daughter Susannah."
Elizabeth (Cadman) White probably died between 6 January 1768, when she was named in the will of her husband, and 3 October 1780, when her husband's will was proved[1].  There are no death records for her in Dartmouth or surrounding towns.

There is a Find a Grave memorial for Elizabeth (Cadman) White but there is no extant grave.  She may have been buried in Dartmouth or on the William White homestead farm in Dartmouth.

5)  SOURCES

1. Robert S. Wakefield (editor), Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 13: Family of William White (Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), pages 46-47, Family #53, William White family sketch.

2. The Mayflower Descendant (Boston, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants), George Ernest Bowman,"The Wills of George Cadman and his Widow Hannah," Volume 22, Number 1 (January 1920), Pages 2-7.

3. The Mayflower Descendant, George Ernest Bowman, "The Wills of William White of Dartmouth and his Son William," Volume 22, Number 1 (January 1920), Pages 7-11, will of William White of Dartmouth, proved 3 October 1780.

4. Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case file 28020 - William White 1780; "Bristol County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899," digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 17 May 2018).

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NOTE:  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 2022 to 468 Ancestors in 458 Weeks.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1820 United States Census Record for Benjamin and Sibel White Households in Glocester, Rhode Island

 It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time 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 1820 U.S. Census record for Benjamin and Sibel White enumerated in Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island:

The snippet for the Benjamin and Sibel White households are the 13th and 14th ones down the page:

The extracted information from this record for the Benjamin White household is:

*  2 free white males under age 10
*  1 free white male aged 10-15
*  1 free white males aged 16 to 26
*  1 free white male aged 16 to 18
*  1 free white male aged 26 to 45
*  1 free white female under age 10
*  2 free white females aged 16-26
*  2 free persons not taxed

The extracted information from this record for the Sibel White household is:

*  1 free white female aged 16 to 26
*  1 free white female over age 45

The source citation for this record is:

 1820 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Providence County, Rhode Island, Glocester town, page 79, Sibel White household, digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, Roll 117.

Benjamin White (1789-1863), son of Humphrey and Sibel (Kirby) White, married Polly Hopkins (1795-1855) in about 1812, and they had three young children by 1820.  Benjamin is probably the male between ages 26 and 45.  The other persons in his enumeration are probably his siblings, or Polly's siblings.

Sibel White (1764-1848) is certainly the female over age 45, and probably has one of her daughters (aged 16 to 26) living with her.

Benjami and Sibel White were named as Administrators of Humphrey White's estate in 1814.  These two families probably lived in the same house in Glocester, with Sibel receiving a portion of the house for her use when her husband died in 1814.

Humphrey White (c1757-1814) and Sibel (Kirby) White (1764-1848) are my 4th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their son, Jonathan White (c1803-1850) who married Miranda Wade (1803-1850) in about 1823 in Rhode Island.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Rabbit Holes With Randy - Adding to the WeRemember App on Ancestry.com

 On Father's Day, I received an email from Ancestry.com saying something like "You can write your father's biography and share memories about him on WeRemember.com."  This is an Ancestry feature, but the only link to it on the Ancestry.com home page is at the bottom of the page.  I think that this feature is free to use without a subscription.

So I clicked the link and then recalled "I wrote several biographies on WeRemember several years ago."  The WeRemember page looks like this, and in the upper right corner I clicked on the "RS" link in the upper right corner and saw the link for "My Pages."

The screen above has a link to "Get Started" and also to "My Pages."  There are several recent memorials on the page for users to read if they care to.

On the "My Pages" link, I saw that I had made memorials for my parents and my maternal grandparents.  But I didn't have photos for my grandparents:

I did not have an extensive biography for my grandmother, so I clicked to her page to add information to her Biography:

On this page, I can add a memory, or a photograph, or sign the guestbook.

I added the photograph of my grandparents first and wrote a memory of my grandmother:

Then I went back and improved her biography:

The photo I added does not appear yet on the profile for some reason.  I clicked on the "EA" photo placeholder and could add a photograph, and a memory, so I did. Here is Emily's memorial page with the new photograph:


I tried to upload more photographs in a memory, but that did not work out for some reason.  Perhaps it takes more than one or two days to get into the WeRemember page.  Or I made a mistake. 

I added the Marine photograph to Lyle Lawrence Carringer memorial page.  I also added 12 photographs to my mother's memorial.

I sent the link to Emily's memorial page to my daughters and brothers - I hope they check it out and add more memories to the memorial page.

This was not a deep rabbit hole this week, but I thought that my fellow genealogy rabbits might enjoy reading about my family members, and maybe they will feel the need to create memorials for their family members.  It's time for my snack - I got a new stash of carrots last weekend!

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Baby Lauren and Grandpa in July 2005 -- Post 722 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

 I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is one of my favorite photographs: 

While the lighting isn't great, I wanted to show this photograph of me with my first granddaughter, Lauren, in July 2005 when she was 5 months old.  What a fun baby she was, so expressive and active.  We have seen her grow into a happy little girl, a Disney princess, a superb student, an accomplished actress, and a young adult who excels in everything she does.  She is 17 now and will be a senior in high school this year.

This is all part of our family history!  

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Seavers in the News -- Robert D. Seaver Dies in 1965 in Poughkeepsie, New York

 Here is this week's edition of "Seavers in the News" - a weekly 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 Poughkeepsie {N.Y.] Journal newspaper dated 2 April 1965, page 38:

The transcription of the article is:

"Robert D. Seaver, 50, Operated Insecticide Firm

"Robert Devereaux Seaver, 50, of 13 Pine Tree Drive, Town of Poughkeepsie, died yesterday at Vassar Hospital after a long illness.  Mr. Seaver and his father, Henry Seaver, operated the Seaver Insecticide Co. in Overocker Road, Town of Poughkeepsie.

"Mr. Seaver had spent most of his life in the agricultural chemical business.  Before coming here in 1941, he was plant manager for the Micronizer Processing Co. in Morristown, N.J.  Since coming here, he had been in business with his father.

"The late Mr. Seaver was a former President of the Poughkeepsie Junior Chamber of Commerce, having served from 1941 to 1945.  He was a charter member of the Red Oaks Mill Fire Co., and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

"A native of New Jersey, Mr. Seaver was born on May 7, 1914, in Englishtown.  He attended Trinity Pawling School, of which his uncle, Dr. Frederick Gamage, was co-founder, and Erasmus Hall in Brooklyn.

"Survivors include his father, his mother, Mrs. Bertha Thackery Seaver; his wife, the former Marjorie Thurston; two children, Miss Priscilla Seaver, a student at Brockport Teachers College, and Thomas, a student at Ithaca College; and two sisters, Miss Barbara Seaver and Mrs. Marjorie Straup, city.

"Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Auchmoody Funeral Home, 16 Grand Ave.  The Rev. Dr. Merle S. Irwin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow."

The source citation is:

"Robert D. Seaver, 50, Operated Insecticide Firm," Poughkeepsie [N.Y.] Journal newspaper, Friday, 2 April 1965, page 38, column 3, Albert H. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 21 June 2022).

This obituary identifies his death date and place, parents names, birth date and place, occupation and accomplishments, associations, and living family members, 

Robert Devereaux Seaver was born 7 May 1914 in New Jersey, the son of Henry Blanchard and Bertha Ray (Thackeray) Seaver.  He married (1) Mary Emily Voigt on 21 September 1940 in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  He married (2) Marjorie Thurston before 1965.

He had two children, Priscilla and Thomas, probably by his first wife, since they are both in college in 1965.  I found no birth records for the children, or a death or divorce record for the first wife, and no marriage record for the second wife.  The 1950 U.S. census record for Robert D. Seaver shows him married to a Margaret Seaver.  Before this time, I had no information for the family members of Robert Devereaux Seaver.

Robert Devereaux Seaver (1914-1965) is a 9th cousin 1 time removed of mine.  Our most recent common Seaver ancestor is my 9th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683).

There are over 10,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person has an interesting career and associations.  I am glad that I can honor Robert Devereaux Seaver today.  

You never know when a descendant or relative will find this blog post and learn something about their ancestors or relatives, or will provide more information about them to me.

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Newspapers.com and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.


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Monday, June 20, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 20 June 2022

As many readers know, I went in for an angiogram on 26 May, and had a quadruple coronary artery bypass graft operation on 30 May.  I came home the night of 7 June, so I've missed four weeks of reporting on my genealogy work, but I haven't stopped!  I missed some weeks for certain themes, and I'm gradually finding the time to write more.

 Here are the highlights of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past four weeks.  

1)  Moderated the CVGS monthly program on Zoom with Sara Cochran speaking on "From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom” on 25 May.

2)  Watched several YouTube videos and also a Family Tree Webinar - Using DNA To Solve Interlinked Mysteries by Michelle Leonard.  



5)  After getting home from the hospital, I made a GEDCOM for descendants of 4th great-grandfather John Kemp (1768-1864) and uploaded it to WikiTree.  I have now accepted or rejected suggestions for matching individuals in WikiTree, or added profiles not in WikiTree, for the 1081 persons in the GEDCOM file but I have not yet added those profiles to WikiTree.  I wrote Rabbit Holes With Randy -- Six Degrees of Randy Seaver From WikiTree before I started this process.

6) AncestryDNA now has 40,362 DNA matches (up 253 from 23 May) for me today, with no new ThruLines. MyHeritageDNA now has 10,458 DNA matches (up 58 from 23 May) for me, with no new Theories. Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. Researched and added notes for 3 AncestryDNA matches and added no new ThruLines to RootsMagic.  

7)  There was one session working in the RootsMagic software program to match with and update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and my ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 48,066 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 32).

8) Used Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and source citations to my RootsMagic profiles. I now have 69,652 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 27 from 23 May), and 145,024 source citations (up 67). I TreeShared 30 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 935  Ancestry Hints. My current Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 25,610 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week. 

9) Wrote 12 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was  
Guest Post: Old Stone Tag: Preserving History and Securing Memories with over 492 views.

9)  This is week 119 since COVID restrictions.  Since I've been home, I have had nurses visit me five times and physical therapy three times, and these visits will continue. Linda is at a memory care and skilled nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from home and I visited her five times since I've been home.  Daughter Tami came down once, and daughter Lori was here over this past weekend to help me with shopping, food preparation, decluttering, and a haircut.  I am still really tired every day, take at least two naps each day, and try to walk for 30 minutes every day on the block.  I watched the Padres games every day but one (surgery day) and we are now 41-27 on the season (14-13 the last three weeks, and 4-3 the last week).  I was told to get off the desktop computer and spend more time in my recliner to get my feet off the ground.  I can't drive for another 4-5 weeks, and have upcoming doctor, nurse and therapy appointments.  Friends are helping me go to the doctor appointments and Linda's facility.  

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Amanuensis Monday -- 1828 Petition for Administration of Intestate Estate of Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) of Newton, Massachusetts

This week's document for transcription is from the 1828 Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court estate papers for the intestate estate of Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) of Newton, Massachusetts.

a)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court Records - Case File 20071, image 2 of 19:

b)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court Records - Case File 20071, image 3 of 19:

The transcription of these pages is:

To the Hon. Samuel P.P. Fay, Esq., 
Judge of Probate within & for the County
of Middlesex.

The petition of the Subscribers
respectfully represents, that Susanna Seaver
late of Newton in the County of Middlesex,
single woman, recently died, intestate, leaving
property necessary to be administered according
to Law.  That her nearest relations are
Nathaniel S. Warren of Grenup in the
state of Kentucky, Trader, Edward Seaver
of Boston in the County of Suffolk, non compos mentis, who are her
nephews, and the undersigned, Susanna Trevett,
wife of robert W. Trevett of Lynn in the County
of Essex, Esquire, and Ann B. Jenney, wife of
Isaac Jenney of Boston in the County of Suffolk,
merchant, who are nieces of said deceased.

Wherefore your petitioners pray that
letters of administration on the estate of said
Susanna Seaver, deceased, be granted to the said 
Robert W. Trevett.

May 20'th 1828                           Susanna Trevett
                                                    Robert W. Trevett
                                                    Ann B. Jenney
                                                    Isaac Jenney

The source citation for this probate record is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case file 20071 (19 images), Susanna Seaver of Newton, 1828; "Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1648-1871," digital images, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors  (https://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 12 June 2022).

The estate file for the intestate probate of Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) contains 19 pages, including:

*  The petition of Robert W. Trevett on 20 May 1828 requesting administration of the estate
*  Administration granted to Robert W. Trevett on 20 May 1828 by probate court
*  Robert W. Trevett, Isaac Jenney and Samuel Jenney post $1500 bond on 20 May 1828
*  Robert W. Trevett posted notice in the newspaper for credits and benefits for the estate on 12 August 1828
*  Probate Judge requested William J. Whipple, Abraham Edwards and Francis Winship to appraise the estate on 6 June 1828
*  Inventory filed by Whipple, Edwards and Winship on 9 June 1828, personal property totaled $116.88.
*  Petition of Robert W. Trevett to sell personal estate, approved by Probate Court on 12 August 1828
*  Account of Robert W. Trevett who charged himself with the personal estate, received cash of $383.26, and requested expenses of $177.98, resulting in $322.16 to be distributed to the heirs.  Approved by the Court on 18 August 1829.
*  A list of the items sold at the estate sale
*  The distribution of the estate to the four heirs-at-law.  They each received $80.

Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) was the daughter of Nathaniel Seaver (1797-1768) and his third wife, Sarah Stevens (c1725-????).  The other children of Nathaniel and Sarah (Stevens) Seaver were:

*  Nathaniel Seaver (1748-1792), married 1775 Susanna White (1756-1832).  They had seven children, but the only one living in 1828 was Edward W. Seaver (1785-1864), who was one of the heirs above.
*  Mary Seaver (1750-1776), married David Ockington (1748-1822).  They had two children who died before 1828.
*  Elizabeth Seaver (1752-1803), married 1775 Jonathan Warner (1745-1821).  They had four children:

**  Susanna Warner (1779-1848), married 1813 Robert W. Trevett (1787-1842).  Susanna was one of the heirs-at-law to the Susanna Seaver estate.
**  Nathaniel Samuel Warner (1790-1850), married Hannah Walker (1800-1879.  Nathaniel was one of the heirs-at-law.
**  Ann Boynton Warner (1796-1832), married 1818 Isaac Jenney (1787-1831.  Ann was one of the heirs-at-law.

Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) was my 3rd cousin 7 times removed, with our common Seaver ancestor being Robert Seaver (1608-1683) of Roxbury, Massachusetts.  

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NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday." John offers this definition for "amanuensis:"

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

Read other transcriptions for records of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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