Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How Do You Pronounce.......

This topic actually jumped into my head back when I was watching the first episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" when Sarah Jessica Parker found out she had an ancestor named Jabez.

And then again when  ClueWagon tweeted "This is cool: it tells you how to pronounce words, so you don't sound like a dork. http://bit.ly/9PbMZ"  (and I am just now getting around to posting it.) So I click on the link to check it out and there I discovered that I have been sounding like a 'dork' for quite a while!  That is not how I have been pronouncing Jabez.


The site we were all a "Twitter" about is called FORVO. If you are not sure how to pronounce a word, you can go to this site and actually hear how it is pronounced.  However you may not find the pronunciation you are looking for if no one has submitted that particular word or name.

Of all the names in my database that I am not sure how to pronounce, only two of them have been submitted:

Hezekiah (I have been pronouncing this wrong too!)
Jabez

So here are the other first names that I am not sure how to pronounce:
Abijah
Capitola
Elihu
Epenetus
Jehu
Keziah
Mehitable
Micajah
Paschel
Peleg
Tartellus
So if you know the proper way to pronounce these names, could you do a fellow genealogy blogger a favor and hop on over to FORVO and tell me how? (pretty please, with a cherry on top.)

Speaking about (okay, writing about) names,  There are a few  unusual ones in my database -- Preserved Fish -- (Come on, what in the world were his parents thinking?).  Then there is Golden Bridges Keetch, and Daisy Fern Madsen.

Then there are the Puritan names like Increase, Experience, Comfort, Content, Fruitful, etc.  It turns out that Given names have histories. Here is an excellent resource on names in history  Given Names in Early America: Shaped by history, religion and traditions, by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG


Wordless Wednesday -- Ruth Evans and Blanche Theora Barker

There must be a some kind of story behind this photo.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friend of Friends Friday -- Slaves in Utah

Well I ran out of slave names in my own database so I decided to do a little searching among religions, organizations, etc. that my ancestors may have been involved with.

I was quite surprised to learn that in 1850 Twelve Mormon slave owners possessed between 60 and 70 black slaves in Deseret Territory. There is one Apostle, Charles C. Rich, among these slave owners. 

Green Flake was one of three enslaved men who were among the first Pioneer company to arrive in Utah. He was born enslaved in Anson County, North Carolina around 1828, and was presented to James Madison and Agnes Flake as a wedding gift from James' father.

After the death of James Flake, his wife Agnes tithed Green to the Mormon church.

I was able to find a posting of the Wills of Jurden Flake and Samuel Flake, the father and grandfather of James Madison.
In The Name of God amen. I Samuel Flake of A n son County Being of Sound Deposing Mind Tho Weke In Body owing to age And Infirmuty Do Make & ordane This My Last will & Testament In Manner following


I tem I give & Devise to My Wife Alcy All Pewter Pots & House Holde furniture Allso My Stock of Horses & Cattle & Hoges three Negro Boys Jo Tom and A bra ham All which Estate It is my Wish and Desire My Wife Alcy and Elijah Flake my youngest Son May peaceably possess and Injoy for there own & Use Enduring Herr Natural Life or Widow Hood & at my dicease it is my will and desire my youngest Son Elijah Flake now lives with his Mother and will have the trouble of her and all other mothers things, touching the primses which it is my will and desire the sd Elijah have two Shears on Dividing of Negrows Stock House Houlde & Kitching furniture and Allso of all plantation and other tools that My other three Sons Namely Thomas, Samuel & Jurden Which It is My Will and Desire That They Have Shear & Shear Alike Elijah two Shears Thomas Samuel and Jurden shear Equally alike etc


I Tem I give and Bequeath to My Son Thomas & Samuel one Negro girl name Dill Which Negrow is to Be divided Be twent My Two Sons Thomas & Samuel after the Deseace of My Wife Alcy. Which To T__ __ Conveyance of There part of my Lande


I Tem I gave and beqath to My Son Jurden one hundred Akers of My Lande Being part of two Tracks No parte of and olde survay pattend By Jo White Mcvane parte of a track of two Hundred Akers pattend by myself Jining the Hundred acre that I sold to Dudley Williams


Lastly I give to My Son Elijah all the Ballance of Sd Thre Tracks of Land Including the Williams plantation Etc


Also I give and Bequathe to My Son Wm. Flake one Dollar which is his parte


I give and Bequathe to My five Daughters Namely Mary Elizabeth Jemyah Sara & Delilah one Dollar Each which is to Be pade out of my Estate that Being There Several partes of My Estate


April 5th 1802
******
Samuel Flake * Seal *
******
Teste
Thomas Smith


Recorded in Anson County Will Book 2, Page 36.


The will of Jurden FLAKE is recorded in Anson County, North Carolina Will Book "B", Page 163.


In the name of God, amen I Jurden Flake of the State of North Carolina & County of Anson Being weak in body though of sound mind and memmory thanks be to God for the same and Calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die, Therefore I Do make this my last will and testament in the following manor and form First I give and bequeath to my son John W. Flake the three negro boys that he has in possesion namely Red, Daniel and I Som and Two hundred Dollars including note in 2nd I give to my son William C. Flake three negroes Lucy Ruben & Cudgo and Two hundred Dollars out of his note 3rd I give to my son Thomas G. Flake four negroes Abram, Haly his wife Arter and Jude and all the East part of my land on Smiths Creek up the T Creek as high as opposite the old house to that Cross fence where the lane was formaly and with that fence to the Little orchard that Son Thomas tends and round to the maple Corner near Thos Spring including the orchard then up the S spring branch including the Spring up to the fence of that upland field west of Thos House then with that fence to the Corner next Hooker then South to Hooker and then round Hooker Lowes & P Smiths to the South line then up to opposite the Cross fence 4th I give to my son James M. Flake Two negroes Green and Lyse and three hundred Dollars 5th I give to my son in Law Jurden W. Morris and Jane E his wife Allonzo, Siller and her child and Claborn by his paying up his note 6th I give to my son in law Peter P. Cocks and Sarah his wife six negroes Lyda King George Rosan and her two children Aron and Arter 7th I give to my daughter Fathy H. Flake three negroes Sary and her two children Thaner and Tom and her filly bedd and firniture and Two hundred and fifty Dollars 8th I give to my son Frances E. Flake four negroes Aron Jack Cindy and Mary a bead & firniture and his young horse and all the balance of my land on the North Side of Smiths Creek including the Houses 9th I give to my son in law Charles Winfree and Ann Winfree his wife one thousand DOLLARS to be paid them by my Executors when collected and all the balance of my property not in the will including the land wher James M. Flake left also all joinding it on the South side of Smiths Creek also the Sandhill land & Stock & Ephram to be sold as the Law Directs and all the proceeds after all my Debts is paid and what there is Due me Collected and what there is in the will all Discharged then the balance if any to be Equally divided a mong all my heirs Eccept Charles Winfree and Ann his wife who will have their part in the will and I hereby apoint my Sons John W Flake and William C. Flake my sole Executors to this my Last will and testament and it is my Desire that my son John W. Flake be appointed guardian for my son Francis E. Flake and to attend to Education & everything Else of his to his best interest till he is Capable of managing for him self Signed and Seald this 19th Day of May and in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty three


Test
James Hooker Jurden Flake *Seal*
Benj G. Hooker


October Term 1843


Then the above will was duly proven in open Court by James Hooker & Benj G. Hooker the subscribing witnesses thereto - whereupon John W. Flake & Wm C Flake appeared in open Court & qualified as Excecutors and obtained letters Testamentory


W. W. Boggan CM
http://genforum.genealogy.com/flake/messages/118.html

In doing my search I stumbled on to this next will that is included in The Limbs and Branches of the Smith Family Tree.  I wanted to re-post it here just in case for some reason it no longer becomes available within this family tree.

Will:
William Young Sr., of Stafford and Fauquier County, wrote a will on 20 December 1790. That will was probated 27 February 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia. (Virginia Mixed Probate Records, FHL film 0031566)

"In the name of God Amen this twentieth day of December Annis Domini, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. I William Young of the County of Fauquier being in perfect and sound memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament Imprimis (in person). I commit my soul to the mercy of Almighty God, hoping through the Mediation of my Blessed (Savior crossed out) Redeemer to be forgiven all my sins and transgressions.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved son Bryan Young, one Negroe woman slave named Sarah and her increase to him and his heirs forever.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved son William Young to him and his heirs forever one Negro Male slave named and called Joshua.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary Jeffries one Negro woman slave named Amy to her and her heirs forever.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Hannah Owsley the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sukey or Susanna Smithey [Susanna Smith] the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia.

Item -- My will and desire is that all my land, Negro slaves not before devised and personal estate be enjoyed by my beloved wife Patience Young, during her natural life or widowhood, which ever shall first happen, my will and desire is that at the death or marriage of my said Wife all the Estate both real and personal be sold at publick auction and the moneys arising from such sales to be divided amongst all my Children or their Representatives. I do appoint, constitute my loving friends Joseph Jeffries and Thomas Fitzhugh executors of this my last Will and testament revoking and disannulling all former and other wills and testaments before by me made, ratifying and confirming this my last Will & testament only. .

Signed in the sixteenth line, (signed by) William Young L.S. (locus Sigilli or legal seal).
Signed, Sealed & pronounced in the presence (signed by) J. Moffett, Minoah Stone (his X mark) Edward Feagan, Benjamin Carpenter

At a court held for Fauquier County the 27th day of February 1792. This Will was proved by the oaths of Edward Feagans, John Moffett and Benjamin Carpenter witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Joseph Jeffries Junior the Executor therein named who made oath and together with Joseph Jeffries Senior his Security, entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of two thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Testifier, (signed) Francis Brooke C.C. (county clerk)."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Surname Saturday -- Quesenberry

Modified Register for George QUESENBERRY


First Generation



1. George QUESENBERRY was born about 1800 in Virginia.

George married Mary A. She was born about 1800 in Virginia.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Miles QUESENBERRY was born in 1818/1823. He died about 1900.
+ 3 F ii. Nancy QUESENBERRY was born in May 1820/1825.
+ 4 F iii. Mary Jane QUESENBERRY was born in 1825/1830. She died in 1907.
+ 5 M iv. Charles QUESENBERRY was born in 1830/1834. He died on 24 Jun 1864.


Second Generation


2. Miles QUESENBERRY (George) was born in 1818/1823 in Grayson County, Virginia. He died about 1900. He was buried in Claiborne County, Tennessee, Greer Cemetery.

Miles married Elizabeth "Betty" ROWE on 23 Dec 1847 in Ashe County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born about 1824 in Virginia.

They had the following children:

+ 6 F i. Mary "Polly" QUESENBERRY was born on 8 Nov 1850. She died in Aug 1889.

7 M ii. Richard QUESENBERRY was born in 1855. He died on 2 Sep 1856 in Lee County, Virginia.

+ 8 M iii. Andrew Jackson QUESENBERRY was born on 8 Jan 1858. He died on 20 May 1934.

3. Nancy QUESENBERRY (George) was born in May 1820/1825 in Grayson County, Virginia.

Nancy married (1) William Henry STEWART son of James Abigah (Bigie) STEWART and Mary Mahala (Polly) SCYBERT on 30 Apr 1857. William was born in 1829 in Wytheville, Wytheville County, Virginia. He died on 29 Aug 1862.

She had the following children:

+ 9 M i. Alexander Henry QUESENBERRY was born on 6 Jan 1842. He died on 3 May 1863.

4. Mary Jane QUESENBERRY (George) was born in 1825/1830 in Wythe County, Virginia. She died in 1907 in Elliot County, Kentucky.

Mary married David Mason COLE on 23 Jan 1843 in Smyth County, Virginia. David was born about 1826 in Clinton County, Kentucky.

David and Mary had the following children:

+ 10 F i. Mary J. COLE was born about 1844.

11 F ii. Alvira COLE was born about 1847 in Smyth County, Virginia.
+ 12 M iii. Robert COLE was born about 1849.
13 M iv. George COLE was born about 1851 in Lee County, Virginia.
George married Sarah Catherine SMYTH daughter of James P. SMYTH and Martha Jane MYERS on 30 Dec 1871 in Lee County, Virginia. Sarah was born on 16 Mar 1858 in Lee County, Virginia.
14 F v. Martha J. A. COLE was born about 1856 in Virginia.
15 F vi. Member A. COLE was born about 1857 in Lee County, Virginia.
16 M vii. James N. COLE was born about 1859 in Lee County, Virginia.
17 F viii. Nancy E. COLE was born about 1861 in Lee County, Virginia.

5. Charles QUESENBERRY (George) was born in 1830/1834 in Virginia. He died on 24 Jun 1864 in Camp Douglas, Illinois. He was buried in Chicago, Illinois.

Charles married Mary E. CRABTREE daughter of Smith CRABTREE and Mahala ROBINSON. The marriage ended in divorce.Mary was born in 1833/1835 in Lee County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

+ 18 F i. Catherine QUESENBERRY was born about 1852.
+ 19 M ii. George W. QUESINBERRY was born in Apr 1854.

Third Generation

6. Mary "Polly" QUESENBERRY (Miles, George) was born on 8 Nov 1850 in Lee County, Virginia. She died in Aug 1889.

Mary married Joseph S. STEWART son of James Abigah (Bigie) STEWART and Mary Mahala (Polly) SCYBERT on 22 Aug 1867. Joseph was born on 23 Sep 1842 in Lee County, Virginia. He died on 18 Oct 1885.


They had the following children:

20 F i. Mary C. STEWART was born about 1869 in Lee County, Virginia.
21 F ii. Susan STEWART was born about 1869 in Lee County, Virginia.
22 M iii. Jackson STEWART was born about 1872 in Tennessee.
23 F iv. Ida STEWART was born about 1874 in Tennessee.
24 M v. James STEWART was born about 1876 in Tennessee.
25 F vi. Jane STEWART was born about 1878 in Tennessee.

8. Andrew Jackson QUESENBERRY (Miles, George) was born on 8 Jan 1858 in Lee County,Virginia. He died on 20 May 1934.
Andrew married Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" AYERS in 1886 in Tenneessee. Mary was born in Jan 1864. She died on 15 Mar 1938.

They had the following children:

+ 26 F i. Hallie QUESENBERRY was born on 18 Jan 1887. She died on 16 May 1969.
27 F ii. Ida QUESENBERRY was born on 27 Aug 1891 in Tennessee. She died on 11 Mar 1976.
Ida married Alexander Coonrod "Zan" GOIN.
+ 28 M iii. Elic L. "Pete" QUESENBERRY was born on 1 Feb 1894. He died on 8 Feb 1959.
29 M iv. David QUESENBERRY died before 1900.

9. Alexander Henry QUESENBERRY (Nancy QUESENBERRY, George) was born on 6 Jan 1842 in Washington County, Virginia. He died on 3 May 1863 in Chancellorsville, Virginia.

Alexander married Rebecca Jane SMITH daughter of Edward McDonald SMITH and Minerva PARSONS on 28 Jul 1860 in Hancock County, Tennessee. Rebecca was born in Nov 1846 in Lee County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

+ 30 F i. Mary E. "Mollie" QUESENBERRY was born on 21 Jun 1861. She died on 25 Jan 1926.
+ 31 M ii. Alexander Henry QUESENBERRY was born on 29 Jul 1863. He died on 27 May 1937.

10. Mary J. COLE (Mary Jane QUESENBERRY, George) was born about 1844 in Smyth County, Virginia.

Mary married Joseph SUTTLES . Joseph was born about 1851 in Lee County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

32 F i. Martha J. SUTTLES was born about 1869 in Virginia.
+ 33 M ii. Isaac P. SUTTLES was born about 1872.
34 F iii. Hannah A. SUTTLES was born about 1873 in Virginia.
35 M iv. James Alex. SUTTLES was born about 1874 in Virginia.
36 M v. George SUTTLES was born about 1875 in Virginia.
37 M vi. Henry M. SUTTLES was born about 1878 in Virginia.
38 M vii. David M. SUTTLES was born in Apr 1881 in Virginia.
39 M viii. John W. SUTTLES was born in Aug 1887 in Kentucky.

12. Robert COLE (Mary Jane QUESENBERRY, George) was born about 1849 in Lee County, Virginia.
Robert married Mary DAUGHERTY on 15 Mar 1872. Mary was born on 27 Jun 1846 in Nashville, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

40 F i. Florence COLE was born about 1874 in Virginia.
41 F ii. Kate COLE was born about 1876 in Virginia.
42 F iii. Dora M. COLE was born about 1878 in Virginia.
43 F iv. Theora COLE was born about 1880 in Virginia.

18. Catherine QUESENBERRY (Charles, George) was born about 1852 in Lee County, Virginia.

Catherine married J. M. THOMPSON on 16 Nov 1876 in Lee County, Virginia. J. M. THOMPSON was born about 1854 in Lee County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

44 M i. Rufus C. THOMPSON was born about 1876 in Virginia.
45 M ii. R. M. THOMPSON was born about 1877 in Virginia.
46 M iii. Charles THOMPSON was born about 1880 in Virginia.

19. George W. QUESINBERRY (Charles, George) was born in Apr 1854 in Lee County, Virginia.
George married Mary E. GABRIEL about 1879. Mary was born in Oct 1858 in Arkansas.

They had the following children:

47 F i. Sarah C. QUESINBERRY was born in Dec 1882.
48 F ii. Rosa B. QUESINBERRY was born in Jul 1886.
49 F iii. Disy L. QUESINBERRY was born in Mar 1890 in Texas.
50 M iv. William C. QUESINBERRY was born in Feb 1894 in Texas.


Fourth Generation

26. Hallie QUESENBERRY (Andrew Jackson, Miles, George) was born on 18 Jan 1887 in Tennessee. She died on 16 May 1969.
Hallie married James E. LEABOW . James was born on 10 Jan 1887. He died on 21 Dec 1957. He was buried in Greer Cemetary, New Tazewell, Claiborne, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

+ 51 F i. Edith Ruth LEABOW was born on 10 Sep 1911. She died on 1 Oct 2000.
+ 52 F ii. Ella Avalee LEABOW was born on 22 Mar 1914. She died on 22 Jun 2003.
53 F iii. Ola Jean LEABOW was born on 12 Jul 1916. She died on 19 Feb 1919.
+ 54 M iv. Andrew Calaway LEABOW was born on 11 Mar 1919. He died on 24 Mar 1989.
+ 55 F v. Anna Maxine LEABOW was born on 26 Jun 1924.

28. Elic L. "Pete" QUESENBERRY (Andrew Jackson, Miles, George) was born on 1 Feb 1894 in Tennessee. He died on 8 Feb 1959.
Elic married Margaret HODGES about 1916. Margaret was born on 27 Mar 1897. She died on 31 Dec 1969.

They had the following children:

56 F i. Virginia QUESENBERRY was born in 1917 in Tenneessee.
57 M ii. Howard H. QUESENBERRY was born on 28 Aug 1919 in Tenneessee. He died on 26 Oct 1975.
58 F iii. Imogene QUESENBERRY was born in 1921 in Tenneessee.
+ 59 M iv. Billy Grant QUESENBERRY was born in 1923.
60 F v. Josephine QUESENBERRY was born about 1926 in Tenneessee.
61 F vi. Blanche QUESENBERRY was born about 1928 in Tenneessee.
62 M vii. Jack QUESENBERRY was born in May 1929 in Tenneessee.

30. Mary E. "Mollie" QUESENBERRY "Mollie" (Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 21 Jun 1861 in Lee County, Virginia. She died on 25 Jan 1926.
Mary married James K. Polk GRAHAM on 2 Apr 1879. James was born on 26 Mar 1845. He died on 10 Nov 1924.

They had the following children:

+ 63 M i. Auburn Pridemore GRAHAM was born in Jun 1880.
64 M ii. George GRAHAM was born in Dec 1882 in Virginia.
65 F iii. Bracher GRAHAM was born in Jun 1884 in Virginia.
66 F iv. Mary GRAHAM was born in Jun 1887 in Virginia.
+ 67 M v. John R. GRAHAM was born in May 1890.

31. Alexander Henry QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 29 Jul 1863 in Lee County, Virginia. He died on 27 May 1937.
Alexander married Matilda Jane PRICE daughter of Stewart PRICE and Martha Jane COLLINS on 3 Mar 1886 in Lee County, Virginia. Matilda was born on 2 Dec 1868 in Lee County, Virginia. She died on 12 Apr 1944.

They had the following children:

+ 68 M i. Floyd Harmon QUESENBERRY was born on 17 Dec 1885. He died on 23 Mar 1970.
+ 69 F ii. Rebecca J. QUESENBERRY was born on 3 Apr 1887.
+ 70 M iii. Milford Spencer QUESENBERRY was born on 6 Aug 1889. He died on 7 Nov 1958.
+ 71 M iv. Hughey Robert QUESENBERRY was born on 10 Mar 1891. He died before 25 Jul 1986.
+ 72 M v. John Hyatt QUESENBERRY was born on 24 Jan 1893. He died on 3 Jul 1964.
+ 73 F vi. Estelle M. QUESENBERRY was born on 20 May 1894. She died on 20 Aug 1976.
+ 74 M vii. James Edgar QUESENBERRY was born on 24 Mar 1895. He died on 6 May 1951.
+ 75 F viii. Nancy L. QUESENBERRY was born on 27 Sep 1898. She died on 25 Jul 1986.
76 M ix. Samuel O. QUESENBERRY was born on 17 Apr 1900. He died in Oct 1970.
+ 77 F x. Ollie M. QUESENBERRY was born on 3 Oct 1902. She died on 3 Oct 1925.

33. Isaac P. SUTTLES (Mary J. COLE, Mary Jane QUESENBERRY, George) was born about 1872 in Virginia.
Isaac married Ida about 1892. Ida was born in Jan 1875 in Kentucky.

They had the following children:

78 M i. Leonadas SUTTLES was born in Feb 1896 in Kentucky.
79 F ii. Dorsey S. SUTTLES was born in Mar 1899 in Kentucky.


Fifth Generation

51. Edith Ruth LEABOW (Hallie QUESENBERRY, Andrew Jackson, Miles, George) was born on 10 Sep 1911. She died on 1 Oct 2000.
Edith married (1) George WALDON.

They had the following children:

80 M i. Arnold WALDON.

Edith married (2) Jessie CECIL.

52. Ella Avalee LEABOW (Hallie QUESENBERRY, Andrew Jackson, Miles, George) was born on 22 Mar 1914. She died on 22 Jun 2003.
Ella married Shelby MEYERS.

They had the following children:

81 M i. Ledford MEYERS.
82 F ii. Gwendolyn MEYERS.
83 F iii. Jannie MEYERS.
Jannie married VUKADINOVICH.

54. Andrew Calaway LEABOW (Hallie QUESENBERRY, Andrew Jackson, Miles, George) was born on 11 Mar 1919. He died on 24 Mar 1989.
Andrew married Anne MAYES.

They had the following children:

84 M i. Bruce LEABOW.
85 F ii. Rebecca LEABOW.

55. Anna Maxine LEABOW (Hallie QUESENBERRY, Andrew Jackson, Miles, George) was born on 26 Jun 1924.
Anna married Hoyte GOIN.

They had the following children:

86 F i. Brenda GOIN.
87 F ii. Janet GOIN.
88 F iii. Ann GOIN.

59. Billy Grant QUESENBERRY (Elic L. "Pete", Andrew Jackson, Miles, George) was born in 1923 in Tenneessee.
Billy married Lena MITCHELL.

They had the following children:

89 F i. Linda Sue QUESENBERRY.
90 F ii. Kathy QUESENBERRY was born on 8 Dec 1958.
Kathy married Dennis SARGENT . Dennis was born on 7 Feb 1956.

63. Auburn Pridemore GRAHAM ""Arb or Orb"" (Mary E. "Mollie" QUESENBERRY, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born in Jun 1880 in Virginia.
Auburn married (1) Sally KING about 1899. Sally was born in May 1882 in Virginia. She died in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, USA. She was buried in Pettet Grave Yard, Powell River, Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, USA.

Auburn married (2) Callie ALLEN in Mar 1901 in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, USA. Callie was born in 1884. She was buried in Travis Grave Yard.

They had the following children:

91 F i. Mollie Polka GRAHAM was born on 16 Apr 1902 in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, USA. She died on 23 Apr 1969.
Mollie married Silas Harmon ORR son of Peter Heiskell ORR and Eugenia HOBBS. Silas was born on 21 Aug 1899 in Pennington Gap, Lee, Virginia, USA. He died on 1 Nov 1968 in Indianapolis Indiana.

Auburn married (3) Maggie Margaret BURTON ""Mag"" on 29 Dec 1904 in Virginia, USA. Maggie was born on 12 May 1888 in Dryden, Lee, Virginia, USA. She died - 5 Dec 1951 in . She was buried in Pennington Gap, Lee, Virginia, USA.

Auburn and Maggie had the following children:

92 M ii. John Henry GRAHAM was born on 12 Apr 1906 in Virginia. He died on 30 Sep 1909 in Virginia.
93 F iii. Ida GRAHAM was born on 15 Nov 1911 in Virginia. She died on 8 Sep 1912 in Virginia.

67. John R. GRAHAM (Mary E. "Mollie" QUESENBERRY, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born in May 1890 in Virginia. John married Bertha J.

They had the following children:

94 M i. Charles GRAHAM was born about 1917 in Virginia.
95 F ii. Janette GRAHAM was born about 1919 in Virginia.

68. Floyd Harmon QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 17 Dec 1885 in Lee County, Virginia. He died on 23 Mar 1970 in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia. He was buried on 25 Mar 1970 in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Floyd married Eva Elizabeth MULLINS "Evie" daughter of James Calaway Calvin "Cad" MULLINS and Annis STAPLETON on 17 Jul 1910 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia. Eva was born on 2 Nov 1891 in Eidson, Hawkins, Tennessee. She died on 21 Nov 1983 in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia. She was buried on 25 Nov 1983 in Woodland Memorial Gardens, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia.

They had the following children:

96 F i. Hazel Margie QUESENBERRY was born on 28 Apr 1911 in Wise County, Virginia. She died on 8 Nov 1998 in Virginia. She was buried on 11 Nov 1998 in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia.
Hazel married Samuel Brudd GRAY son of Samuel Henry GRAY and Maggie Lula AUSTIN on 16 Jun 1936. Samuel was born on 21 Jan 1909 in Virginia. He died on 4 May 1979 in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia. He was buried on 7 May 1979 in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia-Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

97 F ii. Ada Ruth QUESENBERRY was born on 25 Mar 1913.
Ada married Roy COUDILL on 13 Sep 1934. Roy was born on 17 Feb 1906.
98 M iii. Lonnie Olyn QUESENBERRY was born on 18 Mar 1920.
Lonnie married Ruth on 17 Jul 1948. Ruth was born on 27 Jun 1925.
99 F iv. Madeline Matilda QUESENBERRY was born on 26 May 1923 in Tennessee. She died on 20 Jan 1982 in Moorehead City, Corteret, North Carolina. She was buried in North Carolina.
Madeline married Samuel RIMMER on 18 May 1942.
100 M v. Orville QUESENBERRY was born on 17 Sep 1926 in Dooley, Wise, Virginia. He died on 18 Feb 1927.
101 M vi. Kinith QUESENBERRY was born on 22 Nov 1929. He died on 25 Nov 1929.
102 M vii. Billie Ray QUESENBERRY was born on 3 Aug 1931. He died on 15 Oct 1986.
Billie married Sylvia Cloudette ALEXANDER on 23 Aug 1955. Sylvia was born on 8 Apr 1937 in High Point, North Carolina. She died on 28 Dec 2007 in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia.

69. Rebecca J. QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 3 Apr 1887 in Lee County, Virginia. She died in Lee County, Virginia.
Rebecca married Blacks WILLIAMS. Blacks was born in 1887 in Virginia.

They had the following children:

103 M i. Caswell WILLIAMS was born in 1909.
104 M ii. Jack WILLIAMS was born in 1912.
105 F iii. Carrie WILLIAMS was born in 1915.
106 M iv. Robert WILLIAMS was born in 1916.
107 F v. Ruby WILLIAMS was born in 1917.
108 M vi. Marshall WILLIAMS was born in 1920.
109 M vii. James WILLIAMS was born in 1924.
110 F viii. Lara Lorene WILLIAMS was born in 1926.
111 M ix. Hagan WILLIAMS was born in 1928.

70. Milford Spencer QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 6 Aug 1889 in Lee County, Virginia. He died on 7 Nov 1958 in Norton, Wise, Virginia. He was buried in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia.
Milford married Mattie Elizabeth SKEENS on 29 Apr 1917 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia. Mattie was born in Jul 1890 in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia. She died on 12 Dec 1976 in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was buried in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia.

They had the following children:

112 M i. Milford Spencer QUESENBERRY Jr was born on 12 Mar 1918 in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia. He died on 24 Mar 2001 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia. He was buried on 28 Mar 2001 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia -- Skeens Cemetery.
Milford married Agnes H. BALCERSKI in Naugatuck, Coneticut. Agnes was born on 12 Aug 1922 in Akron, Ohio.
113 F ii. Georgia Emilie QUESENBERRY was born on 17 Mar 1920 in Exeter, Wise, Virginia.
Georgia married Bon L. CARVER . Bon was born in 1913 in Carthage, Tennessee. He died in 1933 in Kingsport, Tennessee.

71. Hughey Robert QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 10 Mar 1891 in Virginia. He died before 25 Jul 1986 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia. He was buried in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia.
Hughey married Nancy Ann EAGLE. Nancy was born about 1902 in Virginia.

Hughey and Nancy had the following children:

114 F i. Delmer Robert QUESENBERRY was born about 1918 in Virginia.
115 M ii. Houston QUESENBERRY.
116 M iii. James Olan QUESENBERRY was born on 6 Jun 1931 in Lee County, Virginia. He died on 11 Feb 2005 in Keokee, Virginia.
117 M iv. Rudolph QUESENBERRY was born on 17 Jun 1933 in Virginia. He died on 20 Nov 1997.
118 F v. Pearl QUESENBERRY.
Pearl married BARKER.
119 F vi. Jean QUESENBERRY.
Jean married Stallard.
120 F vii. Pauline QUESENBERRY.
121 M viii. Emmitt QUESENBERRY.
122 F ix. Dianne QUESENBERRY.

72. John Hyatt QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 24 Jan 1893 in Lee County, Virginia. He died on 3 Jul 1964 in Lee County, Virginia. He was buried in Lee County, Virginia.
John married Fannie SHELTON. Fannie was born in 1902.

They had the following children:

123 M i. Alexander J. QUESENBERRY was born in 1919.
124 F ii. Jean QUESENBERRY.
125 M iii. R. C. QUESENBERRY was born in 1922.
126 F iv. Willie QUESENBERRY was born in 1923.
127 F v. Cleo QUESENBERRY was born in 1925.
128 F vi. Virginia QUESENBERRY was born in 1926.
Virginia married ALLEN.
129 F vii. Julia M. QUESENBERRY was born on 23 Mar 1928 in Virginia. She died on 9 Jul 1994 in Ohio.
Julia married MILES.
130 F viii. Rita QUESENBERRY.
131 F ix. Bernice QUESENBERRY was born in 1930.
132 F x. Paris QUESENBERRY.

73. Estelle M. QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 20 May 1894 in Lee County, Virginia. She died on 20 Aug 1976 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia. She was buried in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia.
Estelle married Bill B. EGAN on 25 Dec 1916 in Wise County, Virginia.

Bill and Estelle had the following children:

133 M i. Douglas J. EGAN.

74. James Edgar QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 24 Mar 1895 in Lee County, Virginia. He died on 6 May 1951 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia. He was buried in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia.
James married Ethel SKEEN on 1 Feb 1917 in Wise County, Virginia. Ethel was born in 1894. She died in 1972. She was buried in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia.

They had the following children:

134 M i. James Alfred QUESENBERRY was born on 14 Feb 1918. He died on 6 Sep 1982. He was buried in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia.
135 F ii. Louella QUESENBERRY was born on 3 Jan 1919. She died on 18 Dec 1984.
Louella married William G. PITCHER . William was buried in Powell Valley, Wise, Virginia.
136 F iii. Virgie QUESENBERRY.

75. Nancy L. QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 27 Sep 1898 in Lee County, Virginia. She died on 25 Jul 1986 in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Nancy married Hobart DORTON on 4 Jul 1917 in Wise County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

137 M i. Glen DORTON.
138 F ii. Dorothy DORTON.
139 M iii. Nemo DORTON.
140 M iv. Billie DORTON.

77. Ollie M. QUESENBERRY (Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry, Nancy, George) was born on 3 Oct 1902 in Lee County, Virginia. She died on 3 Oct 1925 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, Virginia.
Ollie married Willard WILLSON.

They had the following children:

141 M i. O'Neal WILLSON.
142 M ii. Lloyd WILLSON.
143 M iii. Ray WILLSON.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Friend of Friends Friday -- Hyde County, North Carolina

The following are extracts of wills, deeds, and court records, etc. of my sister-in-law's ancestors who lived in Hyde County, North Carolina.

Apprentice Bonds: Hyde County Apprentice Papers, 1850-1892.

  • John Longtom (age 16), described as a free boy of color, bound to Benjamin R. Roper to be a farmer- 12 May 1856.

  • John Laban Long Tom (age 10), described as a free boy of color, bound to E.S.
    Roper to be a farmer - 26 August 1851.

  • The above information is included in the appendices of THE MATTAMUSKEET DOCUMENTS A STUDY IN SOCIAL HISTORY by Patrick H. Garrow.The appendices cover Apprentice Bonds and unlawful Negro Marriages regarding several Hyde County, North Carolina families.

    Hyde County, North Carolina Wills & AccountsWill Book 4 (May term 1819-Nov term 1829)(Abstracted by Kay Midgett Sheppard)

    • Acct. of sales of the property of Bethany VEAL, dec'd. December 11, 1820. Various buyers included: Abraham COX who bought Negro Aubrey, Asby COX, Henry DILLON, Robert GIBBS, Burage LINTON, Jno. NORTHEN, and Richard COX. Mentions several notes due the estate. [signed] Abram COX, Exr
    • Account of sales of the estate of George VEAL sold 8th June 1818 Various buyers were: Bethany VEAL, George VEAL, David GIBBS, Barnaba BALLANCE, Affie COX, Abram COX, & Elizabeth SAUNDERSON. Mentions hire of Negroes Andrew, Lovy & child, Orpra & child, Bob, and Barzilla. Total amount of sale was $285.17. One year's provisions laid off for widow which consisted of corn, wheat, bacon, hogs, cows, fish, etc. August 27th 1818: Further inventory of 3 Negroes consisting of 2 boys and 1 girl. [signed] Benj. SAUNDERSON
    • Watson GIBBS of Hyde Co. Feb. 25, 1826 / Probate: May Term 1826 -- Wife: Elizabeth GIBBS during her natural life to have the house & lot whereon I now live, horse cart & harness, 1 bed & furniture, chest, trunk, bureau, 1 calf, all hogs & poultry and corn on hand. Son: David & his heirs to have $10.00 each to be paid by my executor. 3 youngest children: Selby, Flinn, & Doctor Shanklin GIBBS to have the house & lot whereon I now live, and after my wife's death to be sold and proceeds divided equally between them. Negro Boston and the residue of the estate to be sold by my executor and debts to be paid out of that. Any residue is to be divided between Selby, Flinn, & Doctor Shanklin GIBBS. Exec'r: Benjamin SAUNDERSON Witnesses: John COLSTON, Ann Maria JONES [signed] Watson GIBBS
    • Account of sales of the Negroes belonging to Reubin GIBBS - 23rd Dec 1819 -- Sabra & York sold to B. SAUNDERSON for $400.00
      Adam sold to Ricd. COX for $586.00
      Sophia sold to B. SAUNDERSON for $76.00
      Bridget sold to Elizabeth GIBBS for $163.00
      James sold to Saml. GIBBS for $318.00
    [signed] John CREDLE, Admr.


    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    A Festival of Postcards 8th Edition -- Geography

    This edition's Festival of Postcards theme is Geography. The postcard I chose to share is one that was in a box of things that my great-grandmother had saved.
    It is a wonderful piece of architecture, castle like, the Administration Building of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. It was published in the United States by Edward H. Mitchell of San Francisco. It doesn't have a date on it, but I know it was published and sent to Hazel Madsen before October 5, 1910.

    This postcard was sent to Hazel Rebecca Madsen by a fellow named Frank Wilks before she was married to William Cannon Piggott (my great-grandfather).  One gets the idea that he was quite smitten with Hazel after reading his penciled words to her; this one as well as two more.


    Dear Friend Hazel 
    I read your card 
    was pleased to 
    hear from you and to 
    know you are well but 
    was sorry to hear that 
    you are going home I 
    thought perhaps you was
    going to make your
    home in B. are you and 
    Will Piggott going to get
    married soon if you 
    are not I wonder if there
    would be any show
    for a guy that looks
    like me do you supose
    there would? I'm awfull 

    lonesome I'd like to have
    some one to lay her
    head on my breast
    and share all my joys and
    sorrows. I'd like to see
    you before you go away
    may write and answer all
    questions Frank



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