Monday, August 20, 2018

Amanuensis Monday - Post 442: 1844 Land Deed of David Auble in Sussex County, New Jersey

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is the 1844 deed of Nathan Drake selling land in Sussex County, New Jersey to David L. Foster and David Auble:


The transcription of the deed is:

[Volume C4, page 370]

Nathan Drake & wife | 
                to                   |
David L. Foster &       | 
David Auble                

This Indenture made the Thirtieth day of April
in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four
Between Nathan Drake and Rebecca his wife of the
township of Newton in the County of Sussex and State
of New Jersey of the one part and David L. Foster &
David Auble of the township of Newton in the County of Sussex and state of New Jersey
of the other part Witnesseth that the said Nathan Drake and Rebecca his wife for
and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Ten Dollars good and law-
ful money of the United States to them in hand well and truly paid by the said
David L. Foster and David Auble at and before the sealing and delivery of these pres-
ents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said Nathan Drake and
Rebecca his wife therewith fully satisfied contented and paid have granted bargain-
ed and sold aliened, enfeoffed conveyed and confirmed to the said David L.
Foster and David Auble and to their heirs and assigns forever all that
tract or parcel of land and premises hereinafter particularly described situ-
ate lying and being in the township of Newton in the County of Sussex and State
of New Jersey aforesaid Butted and Bounded as follows, Beginning
on the high Hill North west of the village of Newton being part of the twenty four
acre lot formerly belonging to Doctor David Ewing at a stake by a Cherry tree a cor-
ner of George Hills Carter House lot (now David Thompson Esquires) and the South corner
of Azariah Drake's hill lot and also the north corner of the lot of Mrs. Hannah
Johnson's dower lot and runs thence (1) South forty seven degrees and forty five min-
utes West four chains and Eighty five links to Joseph Y. Miller's Hill lot thence along
his line (2) North forty three degrees and thirty minutes West Eight chains and
seventy two links to the North corner of said Miller's lot thence (3) North forty six
degrees and thirty minutes East to Azariah Drake's line thence along the same (4)
South forty two degrees and fifteen minutes East to the place of Beginning con-
taining Four acres be the same more or less also the right of way or passage to said
lot for the purpose of cultivating and pasturing the same by and through the said
dower lot on the and of the same adjoining G.H. Mc. Carters
now David Thompson house lot, It being the same lot of ????? four Acres to said
Nathan Drake by Joseph Chandler by Deed dated the thirteenth day of December
AD 1833 and which Deed is on Record in the Clerks office of Sussex County New Jersey
in Book V.3. Of Deeds Folio Two hundred and fifty three &c. Together with all and
Singular The profits privileges and advantages with the appurtenances to the
same belonging or in any wise appertaining also all the estate right into
interest property claim and demand whatsoever of the said Nathan Drake
and Rebecca his wife of in and to the same and of in and to every part and
parcel thereof To have an to hold all and Singular the above described
tract or lot lot of land and premises with the appurtenances unto the said

[Volume C4, page 371]

David L. Foster and David Auble their heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and
behoof of the said David L. Foster & David Auble their heirs and assigns forever. And the said
Nathan Drake doth for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant and grant to
and with the said David L. Foster and David Auble their heirs and assigns that he the said
Nathan Drake and Rebecca his wife are the true lawful and right owners of all and sing-
gular the above described land and premise and of every part and parcel thereof and
are now lawfully seized and possessed of the same as a good perfect and absolute estate
of inheritance in fee simple and that the same land and premises or any part there-
of at the time of the sealing and delivery of these presents are not incumbered by any
mortgage judgment dower recognizance and or limitation or gby any incumbrance what-
soever by which the title of the said David L. Foster and David Auble hereby made
or intended to be made for the said Lot of land and premises can or may be changed
charged altered or defeated in any way whatever. And also that the said Nathan Drake
and Rebecca his wife now have good rightfull power and lawful authority to grant
bargain sell and convey the said land and premises in manner aforesaid. Also they
will Warrant secure and forever defend the said land and Premises unto the said
David L. Foster and David Auble their heirs and assigns forever against the law-
ful claims and demands of all and every person and persons freely and clear-
ly paid and discharged and from all manner of incumbrances whatsoever.
In Witness whereof the said Nathan Drake and Rebecca his wife have hereunto set
their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Nathan Drake {seal}
Thos. McIntire Rebecca Drake {seal}

State of New Jersey Sussex County to wit Be it Remembered that on this fourth day
of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four
before me Samuel Rorbach one of the Judges of the inferior Court of Common
Pleas of the said County Personally appeared Nathan Drake & Rebecca Drake
his wife who ware Join satisfied the grantors mentioned in the foregoing deed and
the contents thereof being by me first made known unto them they did thereupon
acknowledge that they signed sealed and delivered the same as their voluntary
act and deed and the said Rebecca Drake wife of the said Nathan Drake
in a private Examination Separate and apart from her said husband did
acknowledge that she signed sealed and delivered the same as her voluntary
act and deed freely without any fear threats or compulsion from her said hus-
band Saml Rorbach
Ex^d Received and Recorded May 6th 1844 Hall clerk

The source citation for the deed sale to David L. Foster and David Auble is:

"Deeds, 1785-1901; Index, 1785-1930 [Sussex County, New Jersey]," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (https://www.FamilySearch.org : accessed 19 August 2018), Land deeds, Volume C4, 1843-1844, pages 370-371, deed of Nathan Drake to David L. Foster and David Auble, dated 30 April 1844, recorded 6 May 1844; Original deed in Sussex County Courthouse, Newton, N.J., also on FHL US/CAN microfilm 959,958.

With this deed, David L. Foster and David Auble bought a 4 acre tract of land in Newton township, Sussex County, New Jersey for 310 dollars lawful money of the United States from Nathan and Rebecca Drake.  

The land seems to be in a diamond shape (the bounds are all at a 45 degree angle), about 5 chains (330 feet) wide and about 9 chains (590 feet) long, with neighbors of Joseph Miller, Azariah Drake and DavidThompson on a hill northwest of the village of Newton.

David Auble formed a partnership in 1838 with David L. Foster as shoemakers in Newton, New Jersey.  David Foster married in 1839 to Hannah Maria Knapp, whose sister, Sarah G. Knapp married David Auble in about 1844.  So David Foster and David Auble were brothers-in-law.  

David (1817-1894) and Sarah G. (Knapp) Auble (1818-1904) are my second great-grandparents.  They moved to Newark, New Jersey in about 1846, and then to Terre Haute, Indiana in about 1865.  They had six children, including my great-grandfather, Charles Auble (1849-1916). 

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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."

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 12 to 18 August 2018

Dozens of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.

My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.


Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


Behold's Genetic Relationship Notation (BGRN) - Revised by Louis Kessler on the Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy Blog.

Dealing With An Impasse in Research by Nancy Messier on the My Ancestors and Me blog.

Color Clustering: Working With "4th Cousins" and Top 25 Fourth Cousins by Dana Leeds on The Enthisiastic Genealogist blog.

The Differences Between a Genealogist and a Family Historian by Jen Thorpe on the FamilyTree.com blog.

A New Cousin: And a Reminder Lesson Surname Spelling by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.

What Genealogy Software Do You Use? by Michael John Neill on the Rootdig blog.

Why You Need to DNA Test Your Siblings by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on the Hound on the Hunt blog.

FamilySearch's Strategy to Help Preserve the World's Archives by a guest blogger on the FamilySearch Blog.

*  The Single Best Technique for Reading Old Genealogy Records: Immersion by DiAnn Iamarino on the Fortify Your Family Tree blog.

Finding an Elusive Death Date by Sam Williams on the Ancestral Anamnesis blog.

* 12 Keys to Properly Analyzing the Vitals Section of Historical Newspapers by Kenneth R. Marks on The Ancestor Hunt blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

Friday Finds: Week 33 - 2018 by Martin Roe Eidhammer on the Norwegian Genealogy ... and then some blog.
*  Friday Fossicking, 17th August 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- August 18, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.


Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 900 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


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Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 12 to 18 August 2018

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on Ancestry.com during the period from 12 to 18 August 2018 


The record collections added or updated since last week include:


Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1863-1970; indexed records with record images, Updated 8/14/2018

By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,708 collections available as of 18 August, an increase of  0 from last week.   

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Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription since 2000.  Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 August 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 18 August 2018, there were 2,356 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 5 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---


*  France, Brittany, Public Records, 1793-1896     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2854372); 26,623 indexed records with 26,623 record images, ADDED 15 Aug 2018

*  France, Vienne, Military Draft Cards, 1867-1921 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2807503); 143,016 indexed records with 143,016 record images, ADDED 16 Aug 2018

*  Georgia, Atlanta City Census, 1896      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2765183); 80,935 indexed records with 80,935 record images, ADDED 15 Aug 2018

*  Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2697871); Index only, no images, ADDED 14 Aug 2018

*  France, Ille-et-Vilaine, Cancale, Census, 1836  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2856584); 4,951 indexed records with 4,951 record images, ADDED 16 Aug 2018

--- Collections Updated ---

*  Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2135627); 516,989 indexed records with 337,976 record images (was 474,297 records with 337,976 images), Updated 15 Aug 2018

*  United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,168,489 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,168,489 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 17 Aug 2018

*  New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1865481); 384,626 indexed records with 5,946,421 record images (was 384,626 records with 5,545,491 images), Updated 17 Aug 2018

*  Spain, Province of Granada, Catholic Pre-Marriage Investigation Files, 1556-1899        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1865748); Index only (456,927 records), no images (was 456,927 records with 456,927 images), Updated 14 Aug 2018

*  Canada Census, 1881     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804541); 4,281,160 indexed records with 88,543 record images (was 4,281,160 records with 88,543 images), Updated 16 Aug 2018

*  Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925429); 4,281,198 indexed records with 405,213 record images (was 4,281,198 records with 405,213 images), Updated 15 Aug 2018

*  North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2550852); 143,417 indexed records with 93,526 record images (was 115,141 records with 93,526 images), Updated 16 Aug 2018

*  Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 171,514 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 162,373 records with 829,309 images), Updated 14 Aug 2018

*  United States, Native American Birth and Death Records, 1885-1940       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2765178); 76,966 indexed records with 5,834 record images (was 76,966 records with 5,834 images), Updated 16 Aug 2018

*  Russia, Samara Church Books 1748-1934   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807365); 1,951,604 indexed records with 1,909,956 record images (was 1,843,816 records with 1,909,956 images), Updated 16 Aug 2018

*  Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1619814); 642,279 indexed records with 3,416,801 record images (was 597,962 records with 3,416,801 images), Updated 14 Aug 2018

*  Wales Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2040546); Browse 408,660 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 288,946 images), Updated 17 Aug 2018

*  Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1930     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1503045); 2,571,622 indexed records with 1,756,678 record images (was 2,571,622 records with 1,445,574 images), Updated 17 Aug 2018

*  Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987615); 1,818,867 indexed records with 1,097,134 record images (was 889,495 records with 1,097,134 images), Updated 14 Aug 2018

*  Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1447341); 867,300 indexed records with 3,133,093 record images (was 836,573 records with 3,133,093 images), Updated 14 Aug 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

*  Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949338); Index only (5,069,619 records), no images (was 5,069,621 records with 0 images),  6 Nov 2013

*  Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342); Index only (17,102,159 records), no images (was 17,102,160 records with 0 images),  17 Feb 2012

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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 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.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Known Immigrant Direct Ancestor Time Span

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)  Reader Doug Greenhill suggested this challenge:  "What is the time span between your first known immigrant direct ancestor to your last known immigrant direct ancestor?"


2)  Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post or in a status line on Facebook.  Leave a comment with a link to your blog post if you write one.


Here's mine:

My earliest known immigrants to North America are my direct ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts - William White, Susanna (Jackson) White, Richard Warren, George Soule, Francis Cooke, John Cooke, Stephen Hopkins, Samuel Fuller, and William Brewster.

I may have an aboriginal North American ancestor if my autosomal DNA ethnicity estimate is correct (about 1%, so perhaps a 4th or 5th great-grandparent?), but I have not found that ancestor yet, nor their immigrant ancestor, and probably never will.

My most recent immigrant direct ancestor was my great-grandfather, Thomas Richmond (1848-1917), who came to New York on 14 November 1856 on the ship Osprey out of Bristol, along with his mother and siblings.  

So 1620 to 1856 is 236 years time span between my first known immigrant ancestor and my last known immigrant ancestor.

Thank you to Doug for suggesting this challenge.  By the way, Doug's time span is 283 years.


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Surname Saturday -- LNU (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 #2145 who is Deborah LNU (1637-1679). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this LNU family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

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

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

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

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

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

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)

67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)


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

268.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1713-1752)
269.  Sarah Allen (1717-1796)

536.  Nathaniel Knowlton (1683-1760)
537.  Mary Bennett (1685-1717)

1072.  Nathaniel Knowlton (1658-1726)
1073.  Deborah Jewett (1664-1743)

2144.  John Knowlton, born 1633 in probably Kent, England; died 08 October 1684 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4288. John Knowlton and 4289. Margery LNU.  He married 03 May 1652 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
2145.  Deborah LNU, born 1637 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died about 1679 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Knowlton and Deborah Grant are:
*  John Knowlton (1656-1719), married 1680 Sarah LNU (1660-1732).
Nathaniel Knowlton (1658-1726), married 1682 Deborah Jewett (1664-1743)
*  Elizabeth Knowlton (1660-1738), married 1688 Timothy Dorman (1663-1740).
*  Thomas Knowlton (1662-1750), married (1) 1692 Mary Goodhue (1664-1706); (2) 1706 Mary Coe (1683-1730).
*  Abraham Knowlton (1664-????).
*  Catherine Knowlton (1668-????).

Some books state that Deborah LNU's maiden name was GRANT, and some online trees say that her parents were James and Agnes (LNU) Grant of Maine.  I have done no original research on this Grant line.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 17 August 2018


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

1)  News Articles:


 
FamilySearch’s Strategy to Help Preserve the World’s Archives

MyHeritage LIVE: Schedule Now Available
2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 August 2018

*  TheGenealogist adds Old Bailey calendar records

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Free Family History Classes and Webinars for August 2018

BYU Family History Library Webinar Series (August 2018)

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 21 August, 5 p.m. PDT:  GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems, by James Ison

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 22 August, 11 a.m. PDT:  Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales), by Kirsty Gray

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Untangle the Web of German Websites, by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Researching a Spanish American War Soldier, by Craig Scott

*  Kenneth R. Marks YouTube:  75 Techniques to Research Historic Newspapers A to Z


*  Kenneth R. Marks YouTube:  The Complete Chronicling America Tutorial

*  Kenneth R. Marks YouTube:  How To Become An Awesome Newspaper Researcher

*  Who Is Nicka Smith? YouTube:  BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 65: After the War Has Gone: Civil War Pensions & the Grand Army of the Republic

*  Ancestry YouTube:  Are These Really My Ancestors? | The Barefoot Genealogist | Ancestry

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  AmericaGen Study Group 8

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  US Military: Morning Reports

*  AmericanAncestors YouTube:  Applying for Dual Citizenship by Descent

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  How to Add Text to Layouts - Scrapbooking with PSE 2018
4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, August 17,  2018


5)  DNA Success Stories:

*   Two sisters born in Jacksonville reunite after being separated for more than 60 years

*  In One Ear: The secret family

6)  Fun Stuff:


Is This the Best Family Tree “Chart” Ever?

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 14 August 2018?

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