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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestor With Most Census Entries

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 


1)  Do you know which of your ancestors appears the most times in the Census records?  How many years?  Are there duplicate entries?  


2)  Describe that ancestor's entries in the records in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook or Google+.

Here's mine:  

I think my ancestor with the most census entries is probably Henry Austin Carringer (1853 - 1946), who I've found in every available Federal census from 1860 to 1940.

Here is where he resided in each year:

1860 -- In the 1860 U.S. census, Henry A. Caringer (age 7, born PA, attended school) was son of David J.Caringer (age 31, born PA) and his wife Rebecca Caringer (age 28, born PA) and sibling of brother Harvy E. Caringer (age 9, born PA), and sister Epha E. Caringer (age 2, born PA). The family resided in Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa (National Archives Microfilm Series M653, Roll 331, Page 857, house #558, family #558). 

1870 -- In the 1870 US census, Henry A. Carenngtr (age 16, born PA, attended school) was son of D.Carenngtr (age 40, born PA) and Rebeca Carenngtr (age 38, born PA), and brother of Harvy Carenngtr (age 18, born PA) and Effie Carenngtr (age ??, born PA). The family resided in Jackson township in Washington County, Iowa (National Archives Microfilm Series M593, Roll 424, Page 131, house #49, family #49). 

1880 -- In the 1880 US Census, Henry A. Carringer (age 26, born PA, millwright and carpenter) was son of D.J. Carringer (age 51, born PA) and Rebecca Carringer (age 48, born PA) and brother of Harvey E. Carringer (age 28, born PA). The family resided in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado (National Archives Microfilm Series T9, Roll 89, Page 525B, Line 15). 

1890 -- not found, but he was probably enumerated.  In 1890, Henry A. Carringer and his wife Della resided in San Diego City, perhaps at a house at 16th and H Street (now Market Street) - they were listed there in the 1891 City Directory.

1900 -- In the 1900 U.S. census, Henry A. Carringer (age 46, born Nov 1853 in PA, a carpenter) was head-of-household with wife Della A. Carringer (age 38, born Apr 1862 in WI), son Lyle L. Carringer (age 8, born Nov 1891 in CA), and mother-in-law Abby A. Smith (age 55, born Aug 1844 in NY). They resided on Watkins Avenue in San Diego city, San Diego County, California (National Archives Microfilm Series T623, Roll 99, Page 172, ED 194, Sheet 19A, Line 43).

1910 -- In the 1910 U.S. census, Henry A. Carringer (age 48, born in PA, a carpenter) was head-of-household with wife Della A. Carringer (age 50, born in WI), son Lyle L. Carringer (age 18, born CA), brother Harvey Carringer (age 59, born in PA) and mother-in-law Abby A. Smith (age ??, born in NY). The family resided on Hawthorne Street in the 4th Ward of San Diego, San Diego County, California (National Archives Microfilm Series T624, Roll 94, page 182, ED 150, Sheet ??, Line 1). 

1920 -- In the 1920 U.S. census, Henry A. Carringer (age 66, born in PA, a cabinet-maker) was head-of-household with wife Della A. Carringer (age 57, born in WI), and mother-in-law Abby A. Smith (age 77, born in NY). The family resided at 2105 30th Street in San Diego city, San Diego County, California (National Archives Microfilm Series T625, Roll 131, Page 225, ED 285 sheet 5B, line 65, taken 8 Jan 1920). 

1930 -- In the 1930 U.S. census, Henry A. Carringer (age 76, born in PA, an aviation mechanic) was head-of-household with wife Della A. Carringer (age 67, born in WI), and mother-in-law Abbie A. Smith (age 85, born in NY). The family resided at 2115 30th Street in San Diego city, San Diego County, California (National Archives Microfilm Series T626, Roll 192, Sheet 1A, ED 116, line 8, taken 2 April 1930).

1940 -- In the 1940 U.S. census, Henry Austin Carringer (age 87, born in PA, millwright and mechanic) was head of household with wife Abbie Della Carringer (age 78, born in WI).  The family resided at 2115 30th Street in San Diego, San Diego County, California 
(National Archives Microfilm Series T627, Roll 451, Sheet 1A, ED 62-63A, Sheet 16B, Dwelling #426, taken 2 April 1940).

So, he was in all of the census records from 1860 to 1940, but the 1890 record is unavailable.  That's nine..


Throughout these records, he is usually listed as Henry A. Carringer (with spelling variations on the surname) - not "Austin" as Della called him throughout their married life. 

Interestingly, they lived in the same house in San Diego from the 1900 through the 1940 census - the street name changed from Watkins Street (in 1900) to Hawthorn Street (by 1910), the address changed to 2105 30th Street (by 1920, but the house didn't move) and the house moved from the corner to the middle of the block (hence 2115 30th) by the 1930 census.


The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/07/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-ancestor.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


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Surname Saturday -- DUNHAM (England > Holland > colonial Massachusetts)

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 #1141 (1137 and 1139 are unknown to me) who is Abigail DUNHAM (1627-1668) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this DUNHAM 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)

34. Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35. Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)


70.  Thomas Dill (1758-1836)
71.  Hannah Horton (1761-1797)

142.  Nathaniel Horton (1721-1763)
143.  Eunice Snow (1722-1816)

284.  Samuel Horton (1686-1778)
285.  Hannah Atwood (1686-1771)

570.  Stephen Atwood (1653-1722)
571.  Apphia Bangs (1651-1722)

1140.  Stephen Atwood, born 1616 in London, London, England; died February 1694 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2280. John Atwood and 2281. Joan Coleson.  He married  06 November 1644 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
1141.  Abigail Dunham, born 1627 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands; died after 25 January 1668 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Stephen Atwood and Abigail Dunham are:
*  Abigail Atwood (1645-1684), married 1664 Jonathan Pratt (1639-1697).
*  John Atwood (1646-????).
*  Hannah Atwood (1640-1729)
*  Eldad Atwood (1651-1707), married 1684 Anna Snow (1656-1714).
*  Stephen Atwood (1653-1722), married 1677 Apphia Bangs (1651-1722).
*  Daniel Atwood (1655-1733).
*  Medad Atwood (1659-????), married 1684 Hester Cole (1665-????).

2282.  John Dunham, born about 1588 in England; died 02 March 1669 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.  He married (2) 22 October 1622 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
2283.  Abigail Ballou, born 22 October 1600 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands; died after 1669 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 4566. Thomas Ballou and 4567. Ann.

Children of John Dunham and Abigail Ballou are:
*  Samuel Dunham (1623-1712), married (1) 1649 Martha Beals (1620-1690), (2) 1694 Sarah Watson.
*  Jonathan Dunham (1625-1717), married (1) 1655 Mary Delano (1635-1657); (2) 1657 Mary Cobb (1637-1677).
*  Abigail Dunham (1627-1668), married 1644 Stephen Atwood (1616-1694).
*  Joseph Dunham (1631-1703), married (1) 1657 Mercy Morton (1639-1667); (2) 1669 Hester Wormall (1640-????).
*  Hannah Dunham (1634-1708), married 1651 Gyles Rickard (1624-1710).
*  Persis Dunham (1635-1701), married (1) 1655 Benajah Pratt (1631-1682); (2) 1683 Jonathan Shaw (1629-1701).
*  Benajah Dunham (1637-1680), married 1660 Elizabeth Tillson (1640-1685).
*  David Dunham (1639-1677), married 1670 Hannah LNU .

Information about this Dunham family was obtained from:

*  Robert Charles Anderson (editor), The Great Migration Begins:  Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633  (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Volume I, pages 599-603, John Dunham sketch.

*  Florence Barclay, "Notes on the Dunham Family of Plymouth, Mass.," The American Genealogist, Volume 30, pages 143-155.  

*  Robert Leigh Ward, "The English Origin and First Marriage of Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Massachusetts,"  The American Genealogist, Volume 71 (1996), pages 130-133.

*  Paul C. Reed, "The Fraudulent Ancestry of Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth," The american Genealogist, Volume 73 (1988), pages 101-104

The URL for this post is:   http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/07/surname-saturday-dunham-england-holland.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


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Friday, July 24, 2015

Adding and Tagging Photos in everyStory, a Cloud-Based Story-Sharing Platform

I wrote everyStory, a Cloud-Based Story-Sharing Platform, Launches Open Beta several days ago, and now want to demonstrate how to add and tag photos in a "Group" (like an album).

I created a new Group in everyStory several days ago, and now want to add another new Group of family photographs.  I clicked on the "Create Group" link in the top menu and created a new Group, naming it "Seaver Family of San Diego."  Here is a screen shot of the "My Groups" page showing my two groups created so far:



I wanted to add photographs to the Seaver group, so I clicked on that Group and then clicked on the "Add Photos" link.  That opened a blank window that said "...please add some photos below by clicking 'Choose Files' or by simply dragging some photos from your file manager onto the large square labeled 'Drop Files Here.'"



Well, I looked carefully and didn't see a "Choose Files" button...may be it will be added later.

So I opened my File Manager and went to my Seaver family photos, reduced the size of the File Manager window, and dragged photos into the everyStory photo window:


When I did this, the file loaded into the "Add Photos" window:


However, I could not add another photo to that window.  I had to click "Done" then "Add Photos" and add more photos by dragging and dropping.

I could upload one or more photos into the "Add Photos" window by holding down the Ctrl key while picking from the File Manager window.

After uploading a number of photos, my "Seaver Family of San Diego" Group looked like this:


The next step was to "Tag" the photos with a caption or title.  On the top right of the screen above, it says "Shift-click photos to start tagging."

I shift-clicked one of the photos and was told to "...type the tag names below and press 'Add.'  When you are done, press 'Save' at the bottom of this popup (location and date tagging coming soon)."

I added a Caption for this photo:


I did several photos, and then realized that this Tagging system probably wants only names of persons, not a real caption with a date, a location and an event.   Oh well!

My "Seaver Family of San Diego" Group page looked like this now - the tagged items were on the left side of the screen:


I thought that by clicking on one of the tagged photos that it would show me the photo with the caption (or tag).  I clicked on a photo:

There is no caption shown, probably because there is not a "Caption" option, at least at this time.  

Like many websites in a Beta mode, this website is not totally intuitive for a person like me.  I expected to add a caption rather than tag the photos with names, dates and locations.  

I have some more questions:

*  Will there be a "Choose Files" option?

*  Why do I have to re-open the "Add Photos" window every time after I've uploaded some photos and want to add more photos?

*  Will there be a Tagging or Caption option that includes something more than name, date, location - like an Event description?  

*  Will the tag/caption show when the photo is highlighted full screen?

*  Is there a way to re-order the photos so that they can be in chronological order?

I emailed my contact at everyStory and asked some other questions about the program and the website.  I have some responses to my questions and will write a separate blog post about them and the answers to my questions above.

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/07/adding-and-tagging-photos-in-everystory.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


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First Look at New AncestryHealth Feature

Ancestry.com announced AncestryHealth last week - see the press release at  http://www.geneapress.com/2015/07/ancestry-launches-ancestryhealth.html.  The announcement said:

"AncestryHealth's first offering is a free service, currently in beta, that gives consumers the ability to compile their family health history information with the help of their Ancestry family tree.

"Family health history is unique to every person. According to the Surgeon General's office, family health history is one of the most effective screening tools in health today. Because certain health conditions like breast cancer, heart disease and cystic fibrosis can run in families and be traced, knowing important information about one's family's health history can help individuals and their physicians be more aware of potential health problems and take the necessary steps to reduce and prevent risks."


I wanted to see what it was about, so I went to https://health.ancestry.com/ and saw the home page:


The home page provides an overview of the website and service.  To get started, I needed to sign in with my Ancestry.com credentials.  I had to agree that I had read the "Informed Consent" and "Terms and Conditions" of the website.  I didn't sign up for the Research Project, I only had to read them.


After checking the green "Continue" button, I was then prompted to select one of my Ancestry Member Trees.  I selected one of them with only my ancestral families.

The system wanted to know more about myself and my health knowledge about my family.  Here is the screen with my family tree and the information the system wanted to know about my health:


I filled that out, and then was presented with a list of the major health conditions.  I had to select the ones that I knew that my family had during their lives.  Note that this includes living persons as well as deceased persons.


After selecting the different major conditions on the chart above, I was back to the family tree and had to select the persons in the tree who had the described condition:


When I clicked on a person's profile for the specified major condition, the triangle in the upper right corner of the profile was colored in to match the major condition color on the earlier chart.  I progressed through the list by clicking the green "Next" button in the upper right corner of the screen.

After identifying all of the persons who had the specified major condition, I then was able to go through each person and identify the specific illness or problem for each major condition.  For instance, for the "Cancer" condition, I could choose Prostate" or "Breast," etc.  I also could identify the age range (e.g., 65 to 74) for the onset of the disease.   I could go back and add a Condition or select more diseases from dropdown lists for the persons.

After I was finished with that, the final step is to see "Your Family Summary:"


The Family Summary lists the major conditions, and how many persons were identified with the sub-category diseases.

Lastly, a "Your Family Health Tree" was shown that had a color code for the major conditions, and then each generation of grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, self, siblings and children was presented with the color codes:


I found that I did not have much knowledge about the health conditions of my aunts, uncles and cousins.  I will have to peruse the obituaries to see if I can glean information from them.

This website was well organized, colorful and a bit simplistic.  That's OK.  If it helps researchers find out more about their health histories, I think that's all to the good.

On the other hand, I'm concerned that participating in the Research Project may have some privacy issues.  I will be interested in how the legal experts evaluate the Terms and conditions and the Informed Consent information.

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/07/first-look-at-new-ancestryhealth-feature.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 82: #97 Maria Magdalena "Molly" (Hoax) Carringer (1768-1850)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2015 to 104 Ancestors in 104 Weeks. Here is my ancestor biography for week #82:

Maria Magdalena "Molly" Hoax (1768-1850) is #97 on my Ahnentafel list
, and is my 4th great-grandmother, married in 1785 to  #96 Martin Carringer (1758-1835).



I am descended through:

* their son, #48 Henry Carringer (1800-1879), who married #49 Sarah Feather (1804-1848) in 1825.

*  their son, #24 David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902), who married #25 Rebecca Spangler (1832-1901) in 1852.
*  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), who married #7 Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in 1918.
*  their daughter, #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married #2 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:                     Maria Magdalena "Molly" Hoax[1]
*  Alternate Name:     Mary Caringer[2]    
*  Alternate Name:     Molly Carringer[3–4]    
*  Alternate Name:     Mary Carringer[7]    
  
*  Sex:                         Female   
  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Birth:                      about 1768, Maryland, United States[2]
*  Pension:                 6 February 1839 (about age 71), Widow's declaration; Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States[3]
*  Pension:                8 February 1839 (about age 71), Deposition of widow; Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States[4]
*  Pension:               8 July 1839 (about age 71), pension granted; Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States[5]
*  Census:                1 June 1850 (about age 82), Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States[2]   
*  Death:                 31 August 1850 (about age 82), Sandy Creek, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States[1,6]
   
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Spouse 1:            Martin Carringer (1758-1835)   
*  Marriage 1:         May 1785 (about age 17), probably Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States[6,8-9]

*  Child 1:              Johann Jacob Carringer (1785-1865)   
*  Child 2:              Maria Elisabetha "Lizbet" Carringer (1789-1850)   
*  Child 3:              Catherine Carringer (1792-1866)   
*  Child 4:              George Carringer (1795-1870)   
*  Child 5:              Calli Carringer (1797-1810)   
*  Child 6:              Henry Carringer (1800-1879)   
*  Child 7:              Soloman Carringer (1802-1820)   
*  Child 8:              Joseph Carringer (1805-1869)   
  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

The only clues available for the name, birth date and birthplace of Maria Magdalena (Molly) Hoax are the Revolutionary War Pension file declaration in February 1839[1] which states that  she was age 71, the 1850 U.S. census record[2] which shows a Mary Caringer, aged 82 born in Maryland, living in the house of Henry Caringer, and the February 1851 declaration by her son, George Carringer[7], that provided her maiden surname as "Hoax" and her death date.  These records define Mary's birth year as 1767 or early 1768.  The only birthplace found in a record is Maryland from the 1850 U.S. Census record.    

The god-parents of Mary's first child, Jacob Carringer, were Nicolaus and Barbara Hack (from German Church records of Westmoreland County, PA)[9] which may be a phonetic version of Hoax (or Houx?), just as Hoax may be a phonetic spelling of Hoaks or Hokes.

There was a Theodore Frederick Houx who had a son Mathias Houx born in 1759 in Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland.  Mary (Molly) may have been related to this Houx family.

There are many families with surnames like Hack, Houks, Hokes, Houx, Houcks, Hauck, Hough, Hout, Hoat, Hoax etc. in Pennsylvania and Maryland in the 1760-1790 time frame, and it may be impossible to determine Mary's ancestry without definitive land or probate records.  At the time of her marriage in 1785, she was probably a resident of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  

The family Bible included in the Revolutionary War Pension File summary for Martin Carringer included the note that " soldier married Mary "Molly" Hoax in May 1785."  This was probably in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Martin and Mary "Molly" (Hoax) Carringer had eight children who were listed in the Family Bible[8] as:

*  Jacob, born 1 Oct 1785, 
*  Lizbet born 6 Sept 1789, 
*  Katharine born 18 Jan 1792, 
*  George born 5 Sept 1795, 
*  Calli born 9 Mar 1797, 
*  Henrick born 6 June 1800, 
*  Soloman born 24 Aug 1802, 
*  Joseph born 22 Oct 1805.

The first four children were baptized in the Lutheran Church in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania[9].  

Molly Carringer declared that she was a widow of Martin Carringer and requested a Revolutionary War pension in a declaration dated 6 February 1839[3].  The declaration says:

State of Pennsylvania
Mercer County Ss

On the Sixth day of February
in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and thirty nine personally came before the subscriber
a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and
for said County being a Court of Record of Pennsyl-
vania, Molly Carringer a resident of Sandy
creek Township Mercer County and State aforesaid,
age Seventy one years who being first duly sworn
according to Law, doth on her oath make the
following declaration in order to obtain the ben-
efit of the pensions of the Act of Congress passed
July Seventh One thousand eight hundredand
thirty Eight entitled “An Act granting half
pay and pensions to certain Widows.”

That she is the widow of Martin Carringer
who was a private in the regular Army of the United
States in the Revolutionary War that for some time
before and up to his death he was on the pension
roll of the United States drawing a Pension of Nine-
ty Six Dollars per Annum. She further de-
clares that she was Married to the said Martin
Carringer in the Month of May One thousand
Seven hundred and eighty five, that her
husband the said Martin Carringer died on
the twenty fifth day of January One thousand
Eight hundred and thirty five, that she
was not married to him prior to his having
the service but that their Marriage took
place prior to the first day of January 1794
and at the time above stated and that she
shall remain his widow.
Sworn to and Subscribed                   her
on the day above written           Molly X Carringer
before                                               mark
James R. Wick"

Molly Carringer deposed on 8 February 1839 that the family Bible pages were written by Martin Carringer[4].  The record says:

"State of Pennsylvania
Mercer County Ss Eighth Feb'y A D 1839
Personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the Justices
of the peace in and for said County Molly Carringer the
Widow of Martin Carringer late of Sandycreek Township
in the County afforesaid Deceased, and sworn as the law directs
Deposeth and saith, that the leaves of the Book to which this
Deposition is attatched is the family Record of her Husband
the late Martin Carringer, and although she cannot read the
writeing thereon, she knows it to be her Husbands handwriting
and preserved it, Always in her own possession (until
attatched to this Deposition) as the date of birth of her
Children, And that the last name on the list was not their
Child but their Grandchild, and that She had a Certificate
of her Marrage but lost it.                   Her
Sworn to and subscribed             Molly X Carringer
before me the above date                 mark
Adam Thompson J.P.

Molly Carringer was granted a pension of $80 per year on 8 July 1839[5].  This was renewed again in 1843 and 1848.

In the 1850 U.S. census, the Henry Caringer family resided in Sandy Creek township, Mercer, Pennsylvania[2]. 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

The declaration of George Carringer, son of Martin and Mary (Hoax) Carringer, dated 28 August 1851, noted the death dates of his parents and the names of the living children of Martin and Mary Carringer[7].  It reads:

"State of Pennsylvania }
County of Mercer         } SS

On this 28th day of August 1851
personally appeared before me Thos Robinson a Justice
of the Peace in and for said county George Carringer aged 56 years
resident of Perry Township in said county who being first duly
sworn doth on his Oath make the following declaration under
Act of congress passed first July 1848 & 2d Feb 1848

This declarant states that he is the
lawful Child of Martin Carringer late of said County
who was a Revolutionary pensioner of the United States
under Act of 18 March 1818 at the rate of 96$ per annum and
who died in said county on the 25th day of January A D 1834.

This declarant further states that he is the lawful
child of Mary Carringer who was the lawful wife o& widow
of the aforesaid Martin Carringer that the maiden name of
this declarants Mother was Mary Hoax and that she the said
Mary was a pensioner of the United States at the rate of 80$
per annum and that the said Mary Carringer died in
said county on the thirty first (31) day of August in the year
eighteen hundred and fifty leaving Six children only
surviving her whose names are Jacob Carringer, Elizabeth
McCartney deceased on the 14th day of November in the year 1850,
Catherine Cazbe, George Carringer, Henry and Joseph Carringer.
Sworn and subscribed to
on the day and year first                            George Carringer
above written before me
Thomas Robinson J.P.

There is no known burial location for Maria Magdalena "Molly" (Hoax) Carringer.

5)  SOURCES
 
1. "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,"  online database with digital images, Fold3.com (http://www.Fold3.com) : 2011), original records in National Archives Publication M804, Pension application W 6905 and BLW 1259-100, Pennsylvania Line, Martin and Molly Carringer, Declaration of son George Carringer, 28 August 1851 (image 17 of 45).

2. 1850 United States Federal Census, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, population schedule; Sandy Creek township,  Page 312, dwelling #853, family #900,  Henry Carringer household, online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 796.

3. "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,"  Fold3.com, Pension application W 6905 and BLW 1259-100, Pennsylvania Line, Martin and Molly Carringer, Declaration of widow, 6 February 1839 (image 10 of 45).

4. "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,"  Fold3.com, Pension application W 6905 and BLW 1259-100, Pennsylvania Line, Martin and Molly Carringer, Deposition of widow, 8 February 1839 (image 16 of 45).

5. "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,"  Fold3.com, Pension application W 6905 and BLW 1259-100, Pennsylvania Line, Martin and Molly Carringer, Pension granted to Molly Carringer, 8 July 1839 (image 23 of 45).

6. U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online database and images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), National Number 45353, Pennsylvania State Number 2082, Marion Aubrey Carringer application, dated 16 May 1927.

7. "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,"  Fold3.com, Pension application W 6905 and BLW 1259-100, Pennsylvania Line, Martin and Molly Carringer, Declaration of son George Carringer, 28 February 1851 (image 17 of 45).

8. "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files,"  Fold3.com, Pension Application W6905 and BLW 1259-100, Pennsylvania Line, Martin and Molly Carringer, applied 12 Apr 1824.

9. Paul Miller Ruff, The German Church Records of Westmoreland County, PA 1772-1791, 2nd edition (Pittsburgh, Penn., Baltzer Meyer Historical Society, 1979).


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