Friday, May 26, 2017

Capt. Charles Frederick Kavanaugh Sr.

Charles Frederick Kavanagh was born in 1726, at birth place, Virginia, to Philemon Kavanaugh and Ann Kavanaugh (born Williams).
Philemon was born in 1711, in Caven Co, Ireland.
Ann was born in 1712, in Wales.
Charles had one sister: Anna Woods (born Kavanaugh).
Charles married Ann Kavanaugh (born Coleman) in 1755, at age 29 at marriage place, Kentucky.
Ann Coleman was born in 1733, in Of Madison, KY.
They had 7 children: Jane Woods (born Kavanaugh), William Kavanaugh and Joel Kavanaugh 4 other children.

Charles passed away on month day 1795, at age 69 at death place, Kentucky.
He was buried in month 1796, at burial place, Kentucky.

What I haven't found yet is why was he called Captain??? Was he in the service?? or a Captain of a ship??

A mystery waiting for me to solve it, love the challenge.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Robert Lyman Helms: 3rd Great Uncle Of

My X-Husband Brian Robert Rowley's 3rd Great Uncle

Robert Lyman Helms born to  Robert Helms & jane Benson on 4 Sep 1837 in East Randolph Cattaraugus, New York being the 6th and last child born.

He married Alida Anna Dockstader and they had 6 children:

Theron Helms 1863-1874
Eva Adele Helms 1865-1892
Anna Jane Helms 1868-1881
George Helms 1869-1869
Bert Veeder Helms 1871-1944
Clarence George Helms 1873-1961

He enlisted in the First State Militia  Cavalry, Har-Joh in 1864 in Missouri.Union Volunteer. 

During the Civil War the State of Missouri, fielded the Missouri State Militia (MSM). The MSM was made up mainly of Cavalry Regiments and their main duty was to combat Confederate Partisans and Recruiting Parties in the State. Like all formations in Missouri some units were very good some very bad.

The First Missouri State Militia Cavalry principle actions involved the pursuit of guerrillas, but they did play a role in turning back Major General Sterling Price's army in September 1864 at the battles of Westport and Marmiton River. 
The First Missouri State Militia Cavalry principle actions involved the pursuit of guerrillas, but they did play a role in turning back Major General Sterling Price's army in September 1864 at the battles of Westport and Marmiton River.

I could not even imagine what any war would be like let alone this very bloody War where brothers were killing brothers.

Ellen Babcock

Ellen Babcock was born 1847 and died 28 May 1871 in Lake Belt, Martin, MN. She married 29 Jun 1870 in Lake Belt, Martin, MN. To Lyman Kately who had 3 wives. 

Wives of Lyman Kately

Hannah Melissa Graham Wickham married 28 Jun 1895
Ellen Babcock married 29 Jun 1870
Lavilla A. Akeley date unknown

At this time I have no idea if they had children or if Lyman had children with any of his other  wives.

Ellen Babcock was only 24 year old when she died, so she may have died in childbirth.

She was the wife of my 1st cousin 1x removed

Lake Belt Township is a township in Martin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 237 at the 2000 census.
Lake Belt Township was organized in 1867
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles. 

More research is needed

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

William Frederick Eccleston: My 5th Great Uncle

When William Frederick Eccleston was born on March 22, 1783, in Stonington, Connecticut, his father, David Eccleston, was 27 and his mother, Catherine Fanning, was 20. He had five children with Sally Eccleston between 1811 and 1832. He died on May 5, 1858, in McDonough, New York, having lived a long life of 75 years, and was buried there.

His wife was Sally Taylor born in 1893 and died 2 Jun 1880
in McDonough, Chenango, NY

As far as I know so far they had 6 children:

Maria Eccleston
Ledgard Eccleston
Mary Maribe Eccleston
Minerva Eccleston
Henrietta Eccleston
Angeline Eccleston

He served in a War I am still looking for that information. All I know is he enlist at Connecticut.

photo Added by: Tink on findagrave

McDonough Village Union Cemetery 
Chenango County
New York, USA

Plot: Sec 2W-Lot 0114-Plot 3W

Monday, May 22, 2017

Andrew Jackson Davis Had A Slave

Andrew Jackson Davis was born to Isham Davis &  Elizabeth Ingram on 11 Jan 1810 in Chatham, North Carolina, USA.

He married 4 times

Ailsey "Alsa" Bullard on 12 Nov 1833 in Chatham, North Carolina
*Martha Mason on 08 Apr 1840 in Chatham, North Carolina
Mary Legon on 21 Feb 1844 in Greene, Alabama
Sarah Ann Johnson  on 07 Oct 1860 in Wake, North Carolina, USA

I am thinking he was a Mormon but I have no proof.
His first wife died after 1884, his 2nd wife 1857, 3rd wife unknown & 4th wife died 16 Aug 1908.

He has 7 known children with wife #2

Andrew Jackson Davis was A soldier in the Civil War on the Confederate side.

Jackson Davis
United States Civil War Soldiers Index
Name Jackson Davis
Also Known As Name Andrew J. Davis
Event Type Military Service
Military Beginning Rank Private
Military Final Rank Private
Military Side Confederate
State or Military Term North Carolina
Military Unit 64th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (Allen's)
Military Company C
Note 11 Battalion North Carolina Infantry, Allen's Regiment North Carolina Infantry
Affiliate Film Number 10

                  Andrew Jackson Davis Probate Record 

Andrew Jackson Davis owned one slave 6 yrs old born abt 1844 a male.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Charlotte Nellie Crotty My 2nd Great Aunt

Charlotte Nellie Crotty was born in 1881 to Garrett Crotty 7 Mary Roach. She married Rush Cowen Robertson (he had a twin brother) on 27 Nov 1907 in Sioux City, IA. She died 15 Dec 1952 in Sioux city, IA and is buried in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Unfortunately this is all the information I have about her. I don't even have a photo. 

They had one child we are aware of Helen M Robertson born abt 1920 most likely in Sioux City,IA.They adopted her according to the records my Great Aunt Ella gave me.

I am hoping a family member will see this and help fill in the blanks. I would love to know what kind of Lady she was.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mary Riley

When Mary Riley was born on June 2, 1665, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, her father, Captain John Riley, was 18, and her mother, Margaret O'Dea, was 22. She had two brothers and two sisters. She died on May 19, 1736, in her hometown at the age of 70.

There is no photo of her grave but this is the inscription from her stone.

Here lyeth the Body of
MRS Mary ELy
The wife of Deac'n Joseph ELy
who died the 19th of May 
in the 71 year of her age
Old Meadow Cemetery 
West Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

I am sure it was not an easy life in the early 17th century.
 most households in the countryside were largely self-sufficient. A housewife (assisted by her servants if she had any) had to bake her family's bread and brew their beer (it was not safe to drink water). She was also responsible for curing bacon, salting meat and making pickles, jellies and preserves (all of which were essential in an age before fridges and freezers). Very often in the countryside the housewife also made the families candles and their soap. A housewife also spun wool and linen.
The 17th century housewife was also supposed to have some knowledge of medicine and be able to treat her family's illnesses. If she could not they would go to a wise woman. Only the wealthy could afford a doctor.

 In a big house they had to organize and supervise the servants. Also if her husband was away the woman usually ran the estate. Very often a merchant's wife did his accounts and if was travelling she looked after the business. Often when a merchant wrote his will he left his business to his wife - because she would be able to run it.

 Towards the end of the 16th century girls spent less time on academic subjects and more time on skills like music and embroidery. Moreover during the 17th century boarding schools for girls were founded in many towns. In them girls were taught subjects like writing, music and needlework. The first women's magazine was The Ladies Mercury published in 1693.

In the 17th century most women were wives and mothers. Life could be hard for spinsters. Often they lived with relatives but they had to work long hours to support themselves.
In the 17th century women wore a linen nightie like garment called a shift. Over it they wore long dresses. The dress was in two parts the bodice and the skirt. Sometimes women wore two skirts. The upper skirt was gathered up to reveal an underskirt. However women in the 17th century did not wear knickers.
From the mid 17th century it was fashionable for women to wear black patches on their faces such as little stars or crescent moons.

Unknown artist

For her time she lived a long life dying at age 70.

Deaths in young adulthood from accidents, epidemics, plagues, wars, and childbirth, particularly before modern medicine was widely available, significantly lowers LEB. But for those who survive early hazards, a life expectancy of 60 or 70 would not be uncommon.