Saturday, November 24, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at - Week of 18 to 24 November 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   ( every week.

As of 24 November 2018, there were 2,396 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):

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

--- Collections Updated ---

Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974   (; Index only (1,856,023 records), no images (was 1,858,819 records with 0 images), Updated 21 Nov 2018

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (; 34,168,489 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,168,489 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 23 Nov 2018

Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932    (; 4,547,838 indexed records with 1,623,199 record images (was 4,362,879 records with 1,623,199 images), Updated 20 Nov 2018

Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914     (; 112,345 indexed records with 124,525 record images (was 112,345 records with 124,525 images), Updated 21 Nov 2018

Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (; 1,675,795 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 1,631,910 records with 2,591,542 images), Updated 22 Nov 2018

Ireland Census, 1901    (; 4,379,702 indexed records with 4,379,702 record images (was 4,379,702 records with 4,379,702 images), Updated 17 Nov 2018

--- Collections with images removed ---

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (; 71,035 indexed records with 67,425 record images (was 71,035 records with 67,436 images),  27 Jul 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898  (; Index only (36,975,437 records), no images (was 37,622,885 records with 0 images),  15 May 2018

West Virginia Births, 1853-1930 (; 957,597 indexed records with 1,289,392 record images (was 1,289,392 records with 1,289,392 images),  25 Sep 2012

Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958   (; Index only (3,261,308 records), no images (was 3,483,367 records with 0 images),  18 Sep 2015

Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940   (; Index only (1,585,827 records), no images (was 1,590,345 records with 0 images),  30 Apr 2018

West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999 (; 2,059,018 indexed records with 2,407,998 record images (was 2,407,998 records with 2,407,998 images),  14 Sep 2018

Vermont Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965   (; Index only (72,975 records), no images (was 74,098 records with 0 images),  9 Dec 2010

Germany Marriages, 1558-1929  (; Index only (8,390,999 records), no images (was 8,510,851 records with 0 images),  18 Sep 2015

Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997   (; Index only (541,107 records), no images (was 543,915 records with 0 images),  3 Oct 2014

Idaho Deaths and Burials, 1907-1965  (; Index only (26,889 records), no images (was 26,953 records with 0 images),  25 Feb 2013

Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942   (; Index only (69,682 records), no images (was 70,031 records with 0 images),  3 Mar 2012

West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970   (; 1,453,633 indexed records with 1,504,135 record images (was 1,488,612 records with 1,504,135 images),  23 Jan 2014

Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950  (; 4,755,730 indexed records with 3,357,737 record images (was 4,760,178 records with 3,357,737 images),  1 May 2018

Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950  (; 146,494 indexed records with 62,274 record images (was 148,053 records with 62,274 images),  30 Apr 2018

California Marriage Index, 1960-1985  (; Index only (4,879,213 records), no images (was 4,879,214 records with 0 images),  6 Dec 2011

California Birth Index, 1905-1995   (; Index only (24,589,497 records), no images (was 24,589,499 records with 0 images),  1 Mar 2012

West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928   (; Index only (373,824 records), no images (was 410,185 records with 0 images),  25 Sep 2012

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (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.

Copyright (c) 2018, Randall J. Seaver

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Thanksgiving Memories

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!):

We just celebrated Thanksgiving in the USA, and many of us have celebrated it every year for decades.  For this SNGF, please share a favorite Thanksgiving memory - it can be sentimental, humorous, reflective, etc.

2)  Share your Thanksgiving memory with us in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or on Facebook. Please leave a link to your work as a comment on this post.

Here's mine:

I've celebrated 75 Thanksgivings now, and very few are memorable.  I don't recall my first one, being barely a month old, or many from my childhood.  For every year of my childhood and early adulthood, up until the time I married and had children, my family would go to my Carringer grandparents' house in Point Loma for Thanksgiving dinner.  The fare was the typical carved turkey cooked in the oven, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and pumpkin pie a la mode. 

When I married Linda, and after our children were born, we took turns hosting Thanksgiving dinner with my parents and brothers.  Linda brought her own Thanksgiving traditions to our palate -- sweet potatoes and boiled onions as I recall.  We always enjoyed the football games in the afternoon, playing outside in the yard or on the street with the kids, and eating in the late afternoon.  We had to set up a kids table after awhile in the living room and usually had 8-10 people around our dining room table in a relatively small dining room.  The big game we played was "toss the peas in the wine glass" or "toss the balled-up napkin in the drink glass."  My brothers and father were real competitive, so this was fun.  My mother hated this "tradition."  My wife and my brothers' wives tolerated it, and the kids wanted to take part in it.  After the girls were teenagers, they loved playing the game.

For several years, friends invited us to their homes to have Thanksgiving dinner, and that was fun and saved Linda the task of cooking the feast for just the two of us.  Now, with the kids gone, Linda and I have gone out to a restaurant the last five years. and enjoyed it, but there isn't the family and friends camaraderie there.  It was like a weekend evening out, although it was a turkey dinner.

My two most memorable Thanksgiving meals were:

1)  In November 2001, my mother had decided to not have any more lung cancer treatments, and was slowly dying.  My brothers and I tried to make her last Thanksgiving meal memorable - we took her out to a Thanksgiving dinner at one of her favorite restaurants.  We shared laughs and stories, and shared how special she had been for each of us.  She passed away six weeks later at my brother's home, just after New Year's Day.

2)  In 2013, Linda was going to cook a Thanksgiving turkey and all of the accompaniments, and Tami and her family were going to come, along with several of our friends.  Linda put the turkey in the freezer the week before, and the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she decided to take it out and thaw it in the refrigerator.  The turkey slipped from her hands while removing it from the freezer, and it fell to the floor crushing the toe next to the little toe on her right foot.  The toe was smashed and lacerated (think of dropping a 14 pound bowling ball on your foot...).  It was 5:30 a.m., she was on the kitchen floor in pain, but she managed to wake me up, I got her to the Emergency Room, and they stitched it up, took X-rays, gave her pain meds, etc.  On Thanksgiving, Tami brought her family down early to take over making the Thanksgiving dinner, the friends came as scheduled, marveled at her discolored and swollen foot, and the meal was a great success.  This is one reason we now go out to a restaurant...


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Surname Saturday -- GUILD (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 #2203 who is Anna GUILD (1616-1673). [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this GUILD 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)

68.  Aaron Smith (1768-1841)
69.  Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)

136.  Moses Smith (1732-1806)
137.  Patience Hamant (1735-1780)

274.  Timothy Hamant (1699-1774)
275.  Hephzibah Clark (1699-1791)

550.  Joseph Clark (1664-1750)
551.  Mary Wight (1667-1705)

1100.  Joseph Clark (1642-1702)
1101.  Mary Allen (1641-1702)

2202.  James Allen, born about 1614 in Colby, Norfolk, England; died 27 September 1676 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 16 March 1638 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
2203.  Anna Guild, born about 1616 in England; died 29 March 1673 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of James Allen and Anna Guild are:
*  John Allen (1639-1696)
Mary Allen (1641-1702), married 1663 Joseph Clark (1642-1702).
*  Martha Allen (1641-1734), married 1663 William Sabin (1609-1687).
*  Sarah Allen (1644-1715), married 1667 Domingo White (1642-1713).
*  William Allen (1645-1738), married 1668 Elizabeth Twitchell (1648-1717).
*  James Allen (1646-1691), married 1672 Lydia Adams (1653-1731).
*  Benjamin Allen (1647-1687).
*  Nathaniel Allen (1648-1718), married (1) 1675 Mercy Sabin (1652-1677), (2) 1677 Mary Frizzell (1656-1746).
*  Joseph Allen (1654-1704), married 1673 Hannah Sabin (1654-1729).

I don't know the parents for Anna Guild.  The FamilySearch Family Tree says that they are Richard Guild and Margery Jorden of Suffolk, England.  I have not done original research for the ancestors of Anna Guild.


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Friday, November 23, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 23 November 2018

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

1)  News Articles:

Institute for Genetic Genealogy (i4GG) Conference in San Diego on December 7-9, 2018

*  Findmypast Announces Black Friday DNA Sale

*  Ontario Genealogical Society announces 2020 conference dates and location

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 23 November 2018

*  New release of Parish Records for Warwickshire with images

*  New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 19, 2018

*  25,500 Total FREE U.S. Historical Newspaper Links - Final 2018 Update

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

*  Register for the Family History Fanatics' "DNA eWorkshop: After the Test"

*  LESS than 14 DAYS for the next i4GG (Institute for Genetic Genealogy) 2018 Conference!

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 28 November, 11 a.m.:  Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking, by Paula Stuart-Warren

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Every Day Life of Our Ancestors, by Ann Staley

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Civil War Series: Reconstruction Era and Post War Society, by Michael Strauss

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: Civil War Series: Researching Beyond the Army, by Michael Strauss

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: Civil War Series: Pension Files and Beyond, by Michael Strauss

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: Civil War Series: House Divided - Prelude to War, by Michael Strauss

*  Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast:  #021 – Can’t Find the Record You’re Looking For? Try Browsing

*  Findmypast YouTube:  Findmypast DNA Special | Findmypast Fridays 23 Nov 2018 | Findmypast

*  Genetic Genealogy Ireland YouTube:  The North East Galway DNA Project (Martin Curley)

*  Genetic Genealogy Ireland YouTube: Running successful Local DNA Projects in Ireland (Panel Discussion)

*   BYU Family History Library YouTube:  Getting the Most From FamilySearch FamilyTree: The Person Page Timeline - Kathryn Grant

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  Did You Dread the Red?

*  New York Genealogical and Biographical Society YouTube:  Using the NYG&B Website

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, November 23,  2018

FREE DNA Buying Guide – What You Should Know BEFORE You Buy a DNA Test

*  Save 67% with the Special Holiday Offer at RootsMagic!

5)  DNA Success Stories:

*  How helped this Ohio woman find her family

*  Family secrets revealed: DNA kits leads local man to siblings

 A St. Paul DNA sleuth helps his grandpa find his father, 91 years later

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 20 November 2018?


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New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 23 November 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:


New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday

This collection of over 106,000 cemetery records covers locations across more than 100 parishes in Pennsylvania including Abington, Goshenhoppen, Mckeesport, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Mennonite, Friends (Quakers), and Presbyterian cemeteries are all represented.
Pennsylvania Cemetery & Burial collection can be searched by parish, diocese, county, or denominations. Cemetery and monumental records are a valuable part of your family history and can provide you with vital facts for your family here including names, birth years, death dates, burial locations, additional family members and, in some cases, notes about a person's life or achievements.
The collection consists of over 200 pages of the Index Ecclesiasticus; the alphabetical lists of all ecclesiastical dignitaries in England and Wales since the Reformation.
Within the index, you will find the name of dignitary along with his parish and date of appointment. In cases where the person served more than one parish, all parishes and appointment dates are listed.
Search through more than 40 volumes of the Dictionary of National Biography from 1885 to 1904. The publication will reveal your ancestor's biography including life achievements and the names of children and a spouse. You will find both British and Irish names throughout the volumes.
The work contains the names of notable figures in British history. There are a number of volumes in this collection including the very first edition, which was published in 1885. The volumes are organised by surnames. The Dictionary of National Biography only included the names of deceased individuals then supplementary volumes were published between 1885 and 1900 to add the names of people who died during that time period. In 1904, a volume or errata or corrections was published.
Did your Scottish ancestor serve in the Great War? Search numerous rolls of honour which were created after the war. The rolls contain over 7,000 names and may provide you with your ancestor's rank, regiment, and residence. Among the publications, we have rolls of honour from Cardross parish, Banff Academy, Glasgow High School, Murrayfield parish, University of Edinburgh and more.
Rolls of honour were created by schools, universities, parishes, and places of employment to honour those who participated or gave the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War. Each honour roll has its own format and criteria for what names and how much information was included.
Over 2,000 records covering the parishes of St Matthias, Poplar and St Peter, Bethnal Green have been added to the collection. Each result includes a transcript that will reveal a combination of your ancestor's birth date, baptism date, baptism location, parents' names and address.
The transcripts in this collection have been created by the Docklands Ancestors, who began transcribing parish registers in 2001. London's East End has been known throughout history for its crime, poverty, and deprivation, but also for reform, social movements, and legends. It is located east of the medieval walled city of London, north of the River Thames, and bordered by the River Lea. It includes the boroughs of Whitechapel, Stepney, Spitalfields, Poplar, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, and more.
This week we have added 114,380 new pages to seven of our existing titles, including;
·        Surrey Advertiser - 1875, 1878-1888, 1890-1894, 1896-1897, 1899-1903, 1912-1913, 1929, 1931-1933
·        Belfast Telegraph - 1963-1966
·        Wexford People - 1994-1996, 1998-2004
·        The Bioscope - 1909, 1914-1917
·        Dublin Evening Telegraph - 1907
·        Western Mail - 1928-1932
·        Liverpool Echo - 1961

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 253: #378 Job Card (1690-about 1760) of Rhode Island

Job Card (1690-abut 1760) is #378 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #379 Judith Greenman (1694-1786)  in about 1716 in Rhode Island.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #189 Phoebe Card (1730-1787), who married #188 Elijah Champlin (1730-1779)  in 1751.
*  their son #94 Joseph Champlin (1757-1850), who married #95 Nancy Kenyon (1765-1833) in 1785.
*  their daughter #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865), who married #46 Jonathan Oatley (1791-1872) 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)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Name:                           Job Card[1–3]    

*  Sex:                              Male    

*  Father:                         Job Card (1653-1739)    
*  Mother:                       Martha Acres (1668-1716)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                           2 September 1690, New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, United States[1–2]    

*  Distribution:               7 September 1739 (age 49), father's will proved; Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[3]    

*  Death:                        before 1760 (before about age 70), South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1]  

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

*  Spouse 1:                   Judith Greenman (1694-1786)    
*  Marriage 1:                before 1716 (before about age 26), probably Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1]    

*  Child 1:                     Job Card (1718-1777)    
*  Child 2:                     Joseph Card (1720-    )    
*  Child 3:                     Joshua Card (1722-1808)    
*  Child 4:                     Martha Card (1724-    )    
*  Child 5:                     Prudence Card (1726-1774)    
*  Child 6:                     John Card (1728-1803)    
*  Child 7:                     Phoebe Card (1730-1787)    
*  Child 8:                     Jonathan Card (1732-1811)  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  
Biographies of Job Card, his ancestors and descendants were obtained from several sources, including

*  Maxine Phelps Lines and Mary Card Yarnell, "Descendants of Richard Card of Rhode Island With Corrections and Additions," on FHL Microfilm 1,307,501, Items 1-3.

*  Maxine Phelps Lines, "Descendants of Richard Card of Newport," Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volume 3, Number 3 (January 1981) to Volume 4, Number 4 (April 1982). 

Both works have essentially the same information.

Job Card was born 2 September 1690 in New Shoreham, Newport County, Rhode Island - on Block Island[1-2].  He was the first child of Job and Martha (Acres) Card.  

Before his marriage in about 1716, his family moved to Westerly, Rhode Island.  

Job married Judith Greenman in about 1716, probably in Westerly[1].  She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Weeden)  Greenman of Westerly.  They had at least eight children, all probably born in Westerly, but none of them were registered in a town record[1].  The children were:

*  Job Card (1718-1777), married Martha Davis (1721-1803) in about 1744.
*  Joseph Card (1720-????), married Rebecca --?-- (1723-????), in about 1745.
*  Joshua Card (1722-1808), married Alice Clark (1726-1760) in 1745.
*  Martha Card (1724-????), married Thomas Potter (1722-????) in 1747.
*  Prudence Card (1726-1774), married Elisha Clark (1714-1778) in 1746.
*   John Card (1728-1803), married (1) Sarah Simmons (1730-1750) in about 1748, and (2) Dorcas Potter (1733-1807).
*  Phoebe Card (1730-1787), married Elijah Champlin (1730-1779) in 1751.
*  Jonathan Card (1732-1811), married Sarah Niles (1743-????) in 1759.

Job's father, Job Card (1653-1739) died testate with a large estate in Charlestown, Rhode Island , and he wrote a will on 5 January 1730/1 that was proved in Charlestown town council on 7 September 1739[3].  The will bequeathed to his only son, Job Card:

""Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Job Card all my Lands Housings and fencing and all Previlidges thereunto Belonging in South Kingstown and Westerly and further I Give to my Son Job Card Whom I Make my hole and Soul Executor of all money With all Money due by Bonds of what Nature or Kind Soever upon Mee with as Much of the Rest of the Moveable Estate with the money Afore-sd which may Be to the value of What Soever Gifts or Bequeasements which I after will or Bequesth which Shall be part by My Executor out of the money and Movable Estate and the Rest of my Moveable Estate after the Gifts and bequeathments and all other Chareges be full paid and Discharged my will is that the Rest of my Movables be Equally devided to my four Children Job Card Rebeckah Torch Margery Foster & Sarah Sheffield Eqully to In Joy their Equl part of sd Movables first before Devision."

By 1739, Job Card resided in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, when he was admitted as a freeman in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. In 1742 Job and his son, styled Job 3rd, signed the oath of allegiance there.  They may have resided in Charlestown until Job's death.

The land records of Washington County, Rhode Island show many deeds from Job Card to family members, presumably in South Kingstown and Charlestown[1].

*  Volume 1 page 58: Job Card to son Job Card, Jr.,30 Acres land in Charlestown
*  Volume 1, page 237: Job Card to son Joshua Card, 100 Acres in Charlestown.
*  Volume 1, page 311: Job Card to son John Card, 40 Acres in Charlestown.
*  Volume 1, page 373: Job Card to son John Card, 100 Acres in Charlestown.
*  Volume 1, page 374: Job Card to son Joshua Card, 14 Acres.
*  Volume 2, page 443: Job Card to daughter Martha, wife of Thomas Potter, blacksmith, land in Charlestown, in 1747.
*  Volume 2, page 145: Job Card to loving son Thomas Potter, blacksmith.
*  Volume 2, page 515:  Job Card to son Jonathan Card, 40 Acres in South Kingstown on 6 December 1755
*  Volume 2, page 580: Job  Card to son Job Card Jr., 90 Acres in South Kingstown on 21 April 1756
*  Volume 2, page 582: Job Card to Job Card Jr., 30 Acres in South Kingstown on 28 April 1756
*  Volume 2, page 587: Job Card to son John Card for love and affection, 12 Acres in South Kingstown on 12 March 1756
*  Volume 4, page 428: Job Card to son Job Card Jr., 90 Acres in South Kingstown.
*  Volume 4, page 528:  Job Card to Jonathan Card, land in South Kingstown on 13 July 1754.
*  Volume 4, page 787: Job Card to son Joshua Card, in 1746

The Washington County deeds did not mention daughters Prudence and Phebe. Perhaps, Job gave them land he owned in other places[1]. There were no deeds to or mention of a son Joseph.

 In 1760 there were deeds of adjoining land referred to as land owned by the late Job Card, so it is presumed that he died about 1759 or 1760[1].

There is no will or probate record for Job Card found in Rhode Island town council records[1].  It is likely that he gave or sold all of his land to his children or other persons.

There is no known burial record for Job or Judith (Greenman) Card[1].

Job Card was a farmer and large landholder; he was called "Captain," having sailed goods to New York, and was also an officer in the militia[1]. Point Judith was named for Job's wife, Judith Greenman. A tradition says that in crossing from Block Island with her husband, she exclaimed,"I see land." He said, "P'nt Judy, P'nt."? The land which she saw is a dangerous point on the coast at the southeast corner of the state on which a government lighthouse now stands. The location is still known as Point Judith and is now in the town of Narragansett, formerly South Kingstown[1].

The name of Job Card's wife did not appear in any of the records until after his death, when "Job Card was appointed guardian of his aged grandmother Judith Card." When the grandson (Job Card IV (1745-1815, son of Job Card III)) could no longer act, their son John Card was appointed. In November of 1786 Joshua Card, their son, was made administrator of the estate of Judith Card late of South Kingstown. An inventory of her estate was taken 10 December 1786.  Joshua Card, her son, was made administrator of the estate of Judith Card late of South Kingstown. An inventory of her estate was taken 10 December 1786[1].

1. Maxine Phelps Lines, "Descendants of Richard Card of Newport," Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volume 3, Number 3 (January 1981) to Volume 4, Number 4 (April 1982), Volume 3, Number 3, Pages 195-196, Job Card sketch.

2. James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths : a Family Register for the People. (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), Volume IV, Newport County Births, Marriages, Deaths, page 23 (image 317 of 691), Job Card entry.

3. Charlestown [RI] Probate and Town Council Records, 1738-1916. Family History Library (on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 2,319,104, Items 1-5), Volume 1, pages 84-88, Job Card probate items, on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 2,319,104.


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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