Saturday, July 7, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 July 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 7 July 2018, there were 2,339 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 4 from last week):

The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added

New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, New Jersey Birth Index, 1901-1903      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843408); 111,049 indexed records with 111,049 record images, ADDED 3 Jul 2018

Texas, Cooke County, Probate Records, 1849-1982 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2804902); 4,826 indexed records with 4,826 record images, ADDED 3 Jul 2018

Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761121); 114,002 indexed records with 114,002 record images, ADDED 3 Jul 2018

South Carolina, Chesterfield County, Original Marriage licenses, 1911-1951      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790464); 45,609 indexed records with 45,609 record images, ADDED 3 Jul 2018

--- Collections Updated ---

Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 1,536,683 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 1,381,079 records with 1,649,601 images), Updated 3 Jul 2018

Peru, Ɓncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114425); 108,601 indexed records with 903,067 record images (was 224 records with 903,067 images), Updated 3 Jul 2018

Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2053817); 29,759 indexed records with 14,425 record images (was 18,219 records with 14,425 images), Updated 6 Jul 2018

Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1385727); 554,254 indexed records with 484,960 record images (was 462,877 records with 484,960 images), Updated 6 Jul 2018

South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573604); 249,038 indexed records with 279,473 record images (was 214,778 records with 272,479 images), Updated 3 Jul 2018


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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use a keyword (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords..

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette

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) What year was one of your great-grandparents born?  Divide this number by 100 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ah
nentafel" - 
your software will create this - use the "Ahnentafel List" option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.

5) NOTE:  If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then "spin" the wheel again - pick someone else - a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!


Here's mine:

1)  My great-grandfather, Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922), was born in 1852.  So my "Roulette number" is 18.52, rounded up to 19.

2)  Number 19 on my ancestor name list (ahnentafel list) is Sophia Newton, Frank's mother-in-law!  Her vital information includes:

** Born on 14 September 1834 (or 1835?), probably in Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont (or possibly Cambridge, Lamoille County, Vermont) to Thomas J. Newton (????-????) and Sophia (Buck) (Brigham) (Newton) Stone (1797-1882). 
**  Married on 25 December 1852 in Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts to Edward Hildreth (1831-1899).
**  Died 29 August 1923 in Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "old age" at age 88.

3)  Three facts about Sophia Newton:

**  My father knew Sophia (Newton) Hildreth ... she owned the Hildreth home at 149 Lancaster Street in Leominster from her husband's death in 1899 until her passing in 1923, and her daughter's family (Hattie Hildreth married Frank W. Seaver) lived with her in that house from about 1880 to 1905, and then lived less than one mile away after 1912.  


**  Sophia (Newton) Hildreth had two known children - Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married Frank W. Seaver (1852-1922), and Clarence Edward Hildreth (1874-1878).  I've always wondered if there were other children, or perhaps miscarriages or stillborns.  Only Hattie appears in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census records. 


**  Since Sophia died after her only child who lived to adulthood, and that child's husband, the probate court filings for Frank and Hattie (Hildreth) Seaver were delayed until Sophia (Newton) Hildreth died in 1923.  The three estates were then probated in 1923, with the two living sons of Frank and Hattie (Hildreth) Seaver inheriting the estate.  The house at 149 Lancaster Street was sold in this process.  


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Surname Saturday - EGGLETON (England to colonial Massachusetts)

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 #2133 who is Ruth EGGLETON (1631-1708). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through two generations in this EGGLETON 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)

132.  Simon Gates (1739-1803)
133.  Susanna Reed (1745-1833)

266.  Nathan Reed (1719-1802)
267.  Susanna Wood (1724-1780)

532.  Ebenezer Reed (1690-1767)
533.  Huldah Blodgett (1689-1777)


1066.  Samuel Blodgett (1658-1743)
1067.  Huldah Simonds (1660-1746)

2132.  Samuel Blodgett, born before 12 July 1633 in Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; died 21 May 1720 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4264. Thomas Blodgett and 4265. Susanna LNU.  He married 13 December 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2133.  Ruth Eggleton, born before 08 November 1631 in Biddenden, Kent, England; died 14 October 1708 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Samuel Blodgett and Ruth Eggleton are:
*  Ruth Blodgett (1656-1695), married 1673 Thomas Kendall (1649-1730).
*  Samuel Blodgett (1658-1743), married 1683 Huldah Simonds (1660-1746)
*  Thomas Blodgett (1661-1740), married 1685 Rebecca Tidd (1665-1750).
*  Susanna Blodgett (1665-1715), married 1685 James Simonds (1658-1717)
*  Sarah Blodgett (1668-1692), married 1687 John Hayward (1662-1718).
*  Mary Blodgett (1673-1752), married 1693 Joseph Richardson (1672-1754).
*  Martha Blodgett (1673-1710), married 1696 Joseph Winn (1671-1711).

4266.  FNU Eggleton, born about 1600 in England; died in ??? .  He married about 1628 in Biddenden, Kent, England.
4267.  Jane LNU, born about 1602 in England; died 10 March 1687 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of FNU Eggleton and Jane LNU are:
*  Sarah Eggleton (1630-????), married 1650 John Nutting (1620-1676).
Ruth Eggleton (1631-1708), married 1655 Samuel Blodgett (1633-1720)

Jame (LNU) (Eggleton) (Britton) Cole was married at least three times - to FNU Eggelton before 1630 in England, to James Britton in ???? in England, and (3) in 1660 to Isaac Cole (1607-1674).  The two Eggleton daughters' husbands were mentioned in a petition for Jane Cole's support after Isaac Cole died in 1674.

Information about this Eggleton family was obtained in:

*  Robert Charles Anderson  (editor), The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F (Boston, Mass. :New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), pages 153-157.
I have done no original research on this Eggleton line.  

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 6 July 2018


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

1)  News Articles:


*  Dutch Genealogy News for June 2018

*  Rare Maps, Books, and Prints Stolen from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh

2)  Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 6 July 2018

*  More poll books join TheGenealogist

Mayflower Ancestors Tops US Genealogy Records Now Online

*  Many Massachusetts High School Yearbooks Are Now Available Online on Archive.org

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Free Family History Classes and Webinars for July 2018

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 11 July, 5 p.m. (PDT):  The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women, by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Will and a Tombstone to Legacy, by Geoff Rasmussen


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records, by Geoff Rasmussen

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  What's New in Austrian and Czech Jewish Genealogy, by E. Randol Schoenberg

 Family History Fanatics eConference: "A Summer of DNA" on 4 August 2018

*  The Genealogy Guys Podcast:  #346

*  NYG&B YouTube:  NYG&B eLibrary Tutorial

*   NYG&B YouTube:  Introduction to the NY Knowledge Base and Webinars on the NYG&B Website

*   NYG&B YouTube:  Introduction to the NYG&B Society and Website

*  Findmypast YouTube:  Find Sporting Ancestors | Findmypast Fridays 22 June 2018

*  Findmypast YouTube:  Top Tips For Finding Irish Ancestors | Findmypast Fridays 29 June 2018

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  What easy records are missing for your ancestor? - Research Over My Shoulder

*  RF Tree Genealogy YouTube:  Ethnicity Accuracy

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, July 6,  2018


12 Days of Genealogy Christmas in July! July 6-16 at Genealogy Bargains


5)  Neat Stuff:

 
Alabama dentist meets daughter via Ancestry.com

Columbiana County family reunites with brother they never knew they had

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 3 July 2018?

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 6 July 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:


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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

There are over 29,000 new records available to search this Findmypast Friday, including;



Explore publications pertaining to the English county of Cambridgeshire. Discover your ancestor in more than 300 parish register entries from Orwell and St Michael's. The Parish Registers of Orwell were transcribed and edited by R W Whiston, rector of Orwell. The oldest, of which the present volume is a transcript, contains entries beginning with the year 1560 for marriages and burials and with the year 1569 for baptisms and ending with the year 1653 for all three divisions alike. The Parish Registers of St Michael's contain baptisms, marriages, and burials that took place in St Michael's parish between 1538 and 1837.



Discover your ancestor in over 600 records from the English county of Buckinghamshire. Explore parish registers from Great Hampden and Stewkeley as well as a historical guide to the county's Highways & Byways. The Parish Registers of Great Hampden span the years 1557 to 1812 and include copies of the monumental inscriptions in the church and churchyard as well as a full list of the successive rectors. The registers are contained in two volumes—one known as the Old Register, and the other being a printed book of the Marriages from 1754 to 1812. The Parish Registers of Stewkeley cover the following: baptisms (1545-1653), marriages (1599-1646), and burials (1599-1653).



Over 9,000 new records are now available to search. The new additions cover baptisms performed in the parish of St Mary Magdalene in Woolwich between 1837 and 1851. Each record includes a transcript that will reveal a combination of your ancestor's birth date, baptism place, baptism date, parents' names and any additional notes.



Over 6,000 new records pertaining to burials in the parish of St Nicholas in Deptford between 1813 and 1847 have been added to our collection of Thames & Medway Burials. Each record contains a transcript that will reveal a combination of your ancestor's age at death, burial date, residence and burial place. The entire collection now includes over 201,000 records covering parts of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey and Kent.

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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52 Ancestors - Week 233: #358 Benjamin Soule (1719-1803) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

 Benjamin Soule (1719-1803)  is #358 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #359 Meribah Waite (1720-1803) in 1742 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #179 Martha Soule (1743-1828) who married  #178 David Kirby (1740-1832) in 1763.
*   their daughter, #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848)who married #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814) in 1786.
*  their son, #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) who married #45 Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married #23 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:                    Benjamin Soule[1–5]    
*  Alternate Name:    Benjamin Sowle[1,6–9]  
*  Sex:                       Male    

*  Father:                  Jacob Soule (1687-1747)    
*  Mother:                Rebecca Gifford (1689-1747)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
 *  Birth:                   18 November 1719, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1–4]    

*  Distribution:         3 May 1748 (age 28), father's will proved; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[5]    

*  Census:                1 August 1790 (age 70), Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[6]    
*  Census:                1 June 1800 (age 80), Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[7]    

*  Death:                  31 January 1803 (age 83), Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[8]    

*  Probate:               3 May 1803 (age 83), will proved; Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[9]    

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

*  Spouse 1:             Meribah Waite (1720-1803)    
*  Marriage:             about 1742 (about age 23), probably Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1-2]   

*  Child 1:              Martha Soule (1743-1828)    
*  Child 2:              Patience Soule (1745-1780)  

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

Benjamin Soule was born 18 November 1719 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the 6th child of Jacob and Rebekah (Gifford) Soule[3-4].  

He is described in two peer-reviewed works:

*  Anne Borden Harding, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Three, George Soule, Gen Soc of Mayflower Descendants, 1980, page 71, Benjamin Sowle sketch[1].

*  Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, "The Dartmouth Branch of the Soule Family", The American Genealogist, Volume 39, No. 12 (January 1963), pages 39-40, Benjamin Soule sketch[2].

Benjamin Soule married Meribah Waite in about 1742 in Dartmouth[10], the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Tripp) Waite of Dartmouth.  They had two children:

*  Martha Soule, born 1 October 1743 in Dartmouth, married David Kirby (1740-1832) in 1763 in Tiverton, Rhode Island, died 26 May 1828 in Westport, Massachusetts.
*  Patience Soule, born 31 January 1745 in Dartmouth, married Benjamin Devol in 26 SDeptember 1765 in Dartmouth, and died 3 November 1780 in Dartmouth.

In the will of his father, Jacob Soule of Dartmouth, dated 12 August 1747 and proved 3 May 1748, Benjamin Soule was bequeathed the northernmost third of the Sowle homestead farm in Dartmouth, plus the east half of Jacob Soule's meadow[5].

Benjamin Sowle's land was in the part of Dartmouth that was set off as Westport in 1787.  

In the 1790 United States Census, the Benjamin Sowle household was enumerated in Westport, Bristol County, Massachusetts[6].  The household included one free white male over age 16 and one free white female.

In the 1800 United States Census, the Benjamin Sowle household was enumerated in Westport, Bristol County, Massachusetts[7].  The household included one free white male over age 45, one free white female aged 16 to 25, and one free white female over age 45.

Benjamin Soule died 31 January 1803 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, aged 83[1-2,8].  He was buried on the Joseph Sowle farm in Westport[1-2].

Benjamin Sowle died testate, having written a will on 20 February 1792 which was proved in Bristol county, Massachusetts Probate Court on 3 May 1803[9].

The transcription of the will is:

This Twentieth day of the second month called February one Thousand Seven hundred Ninety two I Benjamin Sowle of Westport in the County of Bristol and Commonwealth of Massachusetts yeoman, Being in a weak State of health but through the goodness of God of Sound Disposing mind and memory Do need for preventing further difficulty in my family make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament and as to such Temporal things as God by his kind Providence hath been Pleased to Bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis My mind and will is and I do hereby order that all my Just Debts funeral Charges and Just Expences of all sorts together with the Settling of my Estate Should be first agreed and Justly discharged out of my Personal Estate by my Executor herein after Named.

Item. I hereby give to Meribah Sowle my loveing and well-beloved wife wife the Choice of my feather beds with a full set of furniture throughout to the Same Sutable for both winter and Summer also the Choice of my Cows also my Bible and my Chest of Drawers all a free gift to her own disposal, and further I give to my said wife as above said all the Provisions that I have in Store at my decease that I have Provided for food and raiment. And a further Provision is herein after made for my wife during the time she remains my widow.

Item. I hereby give to my Daughter Martha Kirby and to my granson Peter Davol son of my Daughter Patience deceased and to their heirs and assigns for ever all my Real Estate and to be Divided Equilly between them when my wife Ceases to be my widow and not to Come into Possession of said real Estate till then.

Item. I hereby give to my two grandsons Namely Peter Davol and Ichabod Kirby all my waring apperial of all sorts to be Equilly divided between them. And my Gun I give to my granson Peter Davol.

Item. I hereby give to my grandaughter Meribah Davol my bigest Puter Platter and my red Chest without draws

Item. I hereby give to my Daughter Martha Kirby and to my grandaughter Meribah Davol daughter of my Daughter Patience deceased to be Equilly divided between them all my Personal Estate that is left at the time when my wife ceases to be my widow not herein before otherwise disposed of. This intent of this gift is to include only what is left of my Personal Estate that the use and Improovement of it is given to my wife during the time she remains my widow.

Item. I hereby give to my above said wife the use and Improvement of all my Real Estate, also all my Personal Estate that is not herein before otherwise wise disposed of during the term of time She remains my widow; And all the gifts uses and Improvements herein given to my wife I give her for the love and good will I have for her and in liu of her ^right of^ dower and Power of thirds in my Estate.

Item. I do hereby ordain Constitute and appoint my beloved and trusty Son in law Benjamin Davol of this Town Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby making null and void all other wills or Testaments by me before this time made Rattifying this and no other to be my last will and Testament n wittness whereof I the said Benjamin Sowle have here Unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. 

Signed Sealed Pronounced and declared by the said Benjamin Sowl to be his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have ^hereunto^ Subscribed our names as wittnesses in the Presence of Each other and the Testator.
Phillip Tripp                                                  his
Lemuel Sowle                               Benjamin X Sowle     
Gideon Davis                                             mark

                                                           Tripp dead                                                                                                                                              Sowle N York State
                                                  May 3^d 1803 approved                                                                                                                                             
5)  SOURCES

1. Anne Borden Harding (editor), Mayflower families Through Five Generations : Volume 3: George Soule (Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1980), page 71, Benjamin Sowle sketch.

2. Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, "The Dartmouth Branch of the Soule Family", The American Genealogist, Volume 39, No. 1 (January 1963), pages 39-40, Benjamin Soule sketch.

3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Dartmouth, Births, Marriages, Deaths" page 154 (image 81 of 2331), Benjamin Soule entry.

4. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 ( Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society,1929-1930), Births, page 256, Benjamin Soule, son of Jacob, entry.

5. Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Probate Packet 24220 for Jacob Sowle of Dartmouth 1748 (8 images); "Bristol County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899," digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestors.org); original records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, digitized images provided by FamilySearch.

6. 1790 United States Federal Census, Bristol County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Westport, page 701, Benjamin Sowle household, indexed records and digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M637, Roll 4.

7. 1800 United States Federal Census, Bristol County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Westport, page 621, Benjamin Sowle household, indexed records and digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M32, Roll 19.

8. Vital records of Westport, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918), Deaths, page 288, Benjamin Sowle, husband of Meribah, entry.

9. Bristol County [Mass.] Register of Probate, Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Records, 1690-1881, on 351 FHL US/CAN Microfilm rolls; original records at Probate Registry, Taunton, Mass., Benjamin Sowle, Westport, 1803 estate file, accessed 2 February 2016 on FHL microfilm US/CAN 0,580,779.

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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 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

Copyright (c) 2018, Randall J. Seaver

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Seavers in the News - Earle R. Seaver Dies in 1944 in Pittsburgh

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 The Pittsburgh [PA.] Press newspaper dated Monday, 23 October 1944:


The transcription of this article is:

"Earle R. Seaver

"Funeral services for Earle R. Seaver, 35, of Creighton Ave., Crafton, who died Thursday, were held yesterday afternoon in his home, with burial in the Uniondale Cemetery.

"Mr. Seaver was state representative of the Agricultural and Empire State Insurance Co. of Watertown, N.Y.

"He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh; Crafton F. & A.M., No. 653; a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Rotary of Crafton.

"Mr. Seaver is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louise Turner Seaver; a daughter, Mrs. Paul L. Roberts; a son, Marine Pvt. Richard T. Seaver; four sisters, the Misses Elizabeth M., Clara B. and Anna G. Seaver and Mrs. C.E. Best, and a brother, Wayne A. Seaver."

The source citation for this obituary is:

"Earle R. Seaver,The Pittsburgh [Pa.] Press newspaper, Monday, 23 October 1944, page 9, column 3, Earle R. Seaver obituary; digital image, Newspapers.com   (www.newspapers.com : accessed 5 July 2018).

According to my RootsMagic family tree database, Earle Richard Seaver  was born 12 October 1892 in Watertown, New York, the son of Richard F. and Clara J. (McOmber) Seaver.  He married Louise Turner (1893-????) in about 1921 in Pennsylvania, and they  had two children, Jean L. Seaver (1922-????) and Richard Turner Seaver (1925-1991).

The age at death is obviously wrong - the Pennsylvania Death Certificate for him says he was 52 at death.

I had all of them in my RootsMagic family tree database, but I'm missing death dates for his wife and daughter.  This obituary added a spouse for the daughter.  Apparently, three of the four sisters named had not yet married.  

Earle Richard Seaver is my 6th cousin three times removed.  

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1719 Birth Record of Benjamin Soule in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 419 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 1719 birth record of Benjamin Soule in the Dartmouth, Massachusetts town records:



The Benjamin Soule birth record is on the left-hand page of the image above in the top section which lists all of the births of the Jacob and Rebekah Soule children:


The transcription of this record is:

"[SOULE] Benjamin s[on] of Jacob and Rebekah   18 Nov   1719"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," indexed records and digital images,Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Dartmouth, Births, Marriages, Deaths" page 154 (image 81 of 2331), Benjamin Soule entry.

Benjamin Soule (1719-1803) was the 6th child of 8 born to Jacob and Rebekah (Gifford) Soule of Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  All of them are recorded in the town record on the left-hand page of the image above.  Benjamin married Meribah Waite (1720-1803) in about 1742 in Dartmouth.  

Benjamin and Meribah (Waite) Soule my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their daughter Martha Soule (1743-1828) who married David Kirby (1740-1832)in 1763 and resided in Dartmouth and Westport, Massachusetts.

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