Friday, March 10, 2017

Julia Louise Schmidt

My cousin 2x removed 

Julia Louise Schmidt was born 11 Dec 1902 in Kansas City, MO and died 25 May 1968 in Kansas City, MO.

She was a career women before the was such a thing. She worked at a law firm as a stenographer. Bundschu & Bailey. They had several high profile cases I found. One in particular interested me because of the Judges last name. Broaddus.

Julia Louise Schmidt was born on 11 Dec 1902 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA as the ninth child of Peter J Schmidt and Julia Frances Becker. She had nine siblings, namely: Corinne Carolina, Edward Joseph, Burnetta M., Cornelia Mary, Estelle Leona, Arthur Henry, Fred Charles Joseph, Ernest Louis, and Baby. She died on 25 May 1968 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA. When she was 32, she married William Ellis Broaddus,son of Andrew Shirley Broaddus and Eva Marie Ellis, on 18 Oct 1935.

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Wandell v. Ross

Annotate this Case
245 S.W.2d 689 (1952)

WANDELL et al. v. ROSS et al. (two cases).

Nos. 21626-21628.

Kansas City Court of Appeals, Missouri.

January 7, 1952.

*690 Clif Langsdale, Gibson Langsdale, Kansas City, for appellants.

Bundschu, Bailey & Hodges, Clarence H. Dicus and Glenn E. McCann, all of Kansas City, for respondents.

Richard C. Jensen, Kansas City, for appellant-respondent Joseph G. Ross.

BROADDUS, Presiding Judge.

On 18th Oct 1935 she married William Ellis Broaddus, who worked for a Norris Broaddus at the Stock Yards Exchange Building in Kansas City, MO.

Livestock Exchange History

In 1945, the Kansas City livestock market was an institution of national importance.

At the height of its operations (between 1911 and 1951), the stockyards sold millions of cattle, including cows, hogs, sheep, horses, and many other animals. By 1984, the up and coming feedlot operations and auction sales reduced cattle receipts in the stockyards, and the stockyards were sold to a group of investors to try to save the yards. In 1991, the stockyards held its last auction.

All the above photos are of the Kansas City, MO Stock Yard.

I am still research his side so there's more to come in the future.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amelia Anna Anders

Amelia Anna Anders was born on 2 Apr 1909 in Pecatonica, IL. She died 5 Aug 1974 in Pecatonica, IL. She married Robert Charles Neely on 19 Aug 1933 in Pecatonica, IL. She is buried at buried at Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica, IL

They had a son Philip Robert Neely born 13 Sept 1934 in Freeport, IL he died on 02 Mar 1991 in Rockford, IL.

They had other children I have no information on.
Donna Jo, Cleo & Jo Anne

She was my Niece of husband of first Great Aunt

Wedding photo

I have no idea if she sewed, or was an artist or had a job outside the home. If any other relatives know more about her I would love to hear her story.

Alan FitzWalter

Alan FitzWalter was born in 1126 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was 78 years old when he died in 1204 at Kyle, East Ayrshire, Scotland.

 He was hereditary High Steward of Scotland and a crusader.
Alan was the eldest son of Walter Fitz Alan by his spouse Eschyna de Londoniis, of Molla & Huntlaw, and succeeded, upon his father's death in 1177, as High Steward of Scotland. (edit: eschyna was his father's wife, but it probably not alan's mother. mother unknown.)
Alan Fitz Walter accompanied Richard the Lionheart on the Third Crusade, from which he returned to Scotland in July 1191.
A Royal Grant to Kinloss Abbey, signed at Melrose Abbey was made between 1179 and 1183. Amongst the witnesses are the Abbot of Melrose, the Abbot of Newbottle, Richard de Morville, Constable of Scotland, Alan, son of Walter the Steward, and William de Lauder.
Alan Fitz Walter became a patron of the Knights Templar and is responsible for expanding Templar influence in Scotland.
He appears as a witness to other charters of William The Lion.
He was married twice, first to Eva, who is usually named as the daughter of Sweyn Thor'sson, although some historians dispute Eva's parentage. His second marriage was to Alesta, daughter of Morggán, Earl of Mar, by whom he had an issue:
Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland 
some sources list Margaret galloway as Walter's mother. galloway is related to William the conqueror and other royalty."

"... Walter Fitz Alan was succeeded by his son Alan, called Alan Fitz Walter. He died in 1204.
This same Alan, renouncing at a later period his claim to certain lands in Blenselei, in favour of Melrose Abbey, sealed his charter with a seal which indicates some progress in art as well as fashion. On the knight's shield the remains of a fesse cheque* are quite apparent, "and this," says Mr. Laing, "is perhaps the earliest instance of this well-known bearing of the Stuarts." The legend is :\emdash Sigill. Alani filii Waited.4 At his death, in 1204, this Alan was succeeded by his son Walter, called Walter Fitz Alan...."

"... In the month of December, in the same year, Roland, prince of Galloway, died at Northampton, in England, on the fourteenth day before the calends of January, being the third day of the week, and was buried there, in the abbey of Saint Andrew.
In the same year, Dunecan, son of Gilbert, the son of Fergus, carried off Evelina, the daughter of Alan Fitz-Walter, lord of Renfrew, before the return of William, king of Scotland, from England into his territories. The king, being greatly enraged at this, exacted from Alan Fitz-Walter twenty-four hostages, as pledges that he would keep the peace towards him and his territories, and that he would exact redress for that offense...."

"... What is a known fact, is that Lady Eschena from her first marriage, produced Alan Ruthven Fitzwalter, High steward of Scotland, Crusader and patron to the establishment of the Knights Templars in Scotland. The Royal House of Stuart, originates through Alan and his father Walter Fitz Alan. ..."

"The crusades were the West's belated response to the Muslim conquest of fully two-thirds of the Christian world. While the Arabs were busy in the seventh through the tenth centuries winning an opulent and sophisticated empire, Europe was defending itself against outside invaders and then digging out from the mess they left behind. Only in the eleventh century were Europeans able to take much notice of the East. The event that led to the crusades was the Turkish conquest of most of Christian Asia Minor (modern Turkey). The Christian emperor in Constantinople, faced with the loss of half of his empire, appealed for help to the rude but energetic Europeans. He got it. More than he wanted, in fact. Pope Urban II called the First Crusade in 1095. Despite modem laments about medieval colonialism, the crusade's real purpose was to turn back Muslim conquests and restore formerly Christian lands to Christian control. The entire history of the crusades is one of Western reaction to Muslim advances. As it happened, the first Crusade was amazing, almost miraculously, successful. The crusaders marched hundreds of miles deep into enemy territory and recaptured not only the lost cities of Nicaea and Antioch, but in 1099 Jerusalem itself.

The Muslim response was a call for jihad, although internal divisions put that off for almost fifty years. With great leaders like Nured-Din and Saladin on the Muslim side and Richard the Lionheart and St. Louis IX on the Christian side, holy war was energetically waged in the Middle East for the next century and a half The warriors on both sides believed, and by the tenets of their respective religions were justified in believing, that they were doing God's work. History, though, was on the side of Islam. Muslim rulers were becoming more, not less powerful. Their jihads grew in strength and effectiveness until, in 1291, the last remnants of the crusaders in Palestine and Syria were wiped out forever.

But that was not the end of the crusades, nor of jihad. Islamic states like Mamluk Egypt continued to expand in size and power. It was the Ottoman Turks, though, that built the largest and most awesome state in Muslim history. At its peak in the sixteenth century, the Ottoman Empire encompassed all of North Africa, the Near East, Arabia, and Asia Minor and had plunged deep into Europe, claiming Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia. Under Suleiman the Magnificent the Turks came within a hair's breadth of capturing Vienna, which would have left all of Germany at their mercy. At that point, crusades were no longer waged to rescue Jerusalem, but Europe itself. Christendom had been shrinking for centuries. The smart money was all on Islam as the wave of the future.

Of course, that is not how it turned out. But surprisingly the rise of the West was not the result of any military victory against Muslims. Indeed, the Ottoman Empire survived largely intact until the end of World War I. Instead, something completely new and totally unpredictable was happening in Europe. A new civilization, built on the old to be sure, was forming around ideas like individualism and capitalism. Europeans expanded on a global scale, leaving behind the Mediterranean world, seeking to understand and explore the entire planet. Great wealth in a commercial economy led to a fundamental change in almost every aspect of Western life, culminating in industrialization. The Enlightenment turned Western attention away from Heaven and toward the things of this world. Soon religion in the West became simply a matter of personal preference. Crusades became unthinkable - a foolishness of a civilization's childhood." 

Alan Fitzwalter 
Born Abt 1126 Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland  

Education: Between 1178 and 1204 Second High Steward of Scotland. Counselor of William the Lion (1143-1214), King of Scotland (1165-1214)  In 1191 He took part in the Third Crusade, led by King Richard I the Lion-Hearted of England.

He was my 28th great grandfather

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

James Lee Purdy

James enlisted 12 Aug 1861 for 3 years in Co. F, 46th Regiment , PA. Volunteer Infantry under Capt. Ben W. Morgan. Fought at Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Atlantic Campaign, Peach Tree Creek, Dallas and Punkin Vine Creek.

He was born on 28 Sep 1836 in Frndlday, PA.
After his marriage to Elizabeth Burns on 11 Feb 1869, he moved to a farm 1 mile west of Clinton, adjoining his father's farm. They had 5 children.

He was affiliated with the Clinton United Presbyterian Church and was for many years an elder.

He was described as having dark hair and gray eyes. His hearing was impaired by exposure to the noise of cannon fire.

There children were:

1) Thomas Burns Purdy born 1 Dec 1869 in Clinton, PA. died 25 Oct 1849 in Imperial, PA. He married Nellie Viola Custer on 16 Oct 1922 in New Cumberland, WV. They had 4 children. He married a 2nd time to Elizabeth I. last name unknown at this time. No children.

2) William Walter Purdy born 21 Jun 1871 in Clinton, PA. Died 15 Nov 1957 in Clinton, PA. He married Martha Eleanor McBride on 14 Feb 1907. They had 7 children.

3) Joseph L Purdy was born 2 Dec 1871 in PA 
4) Hattie Purdy was born 16 Apr 1875 in PA. Died 9 Dec 1917.
5) Mary Alice Purdy was born 9 Nov 1877 in PA. Died on 23 Mar 1937.

James Lee Purdy's wife Elizabeth Burns was born 25 Jul 1842 in Hanover, PA. and Died on 13 Oct 1927 in Findley, PA.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Captain Matthew Fuller

Capt. Mattew Fuller was the son of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower. Some genealogist's mostly amateurs get this line all messed up. They want a fast track to connect their tree to the Mayflower.

This is my 2nd X-husband's line.
Brian Robert Rowley

 Moses Rowley married Elizabeth Fuller 2 Apr 1652 in Barnstable,MA Her father was Capt. Mattew Fuller.

Now that's settled let's move on to Mattew.

His uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller who was on the Mayflower, paid for Matthew's education in England and that's most likely why he came to the Colony at a later date.

Capt Matthew Fuller
Birth: Oct., 1605, England
Death: 1678
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA

Born, say 1605 to Edward Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Married Frances (perhaps Iyde) about 1625 in England. 
Their child: Elizabeth (Fuller) Rowley.
His death date is not of record, but his will was written on July 25, 1678, and the inventory of his estate was made on Aug. 22, 1678.

Source: Anderson:Great Migration Study Project

He was a Militia Captain not a sea Captain. And apart of "The Pocasset Campaign" of King Philip's war.

Captain Edward Fullers first muster
"First Muster" (Massachusetts Military History)

There's a wonderfully written account of events at the following website.

The Indians and townspeople were at odds, to say the least, and War broke out.

Capt. Matthew Fuller's Family

He married Hannah Frances Iyde Aug 1678 and they had the following children.

Elizabeth b. 1627 in Plymouth, MA and died 7 Mar 1713 she was married to Moses Rowley born abt Mar 1629 in Scitaute, Plymouth, MA and died bef 15 Jun 1705 in East Hadden Middlesex, CT

His information I have found so far is as follows:

Moses Rowley was born about 1629, probably in England, to English immigrant, and early Planter, Henry Rowley. Henry and his wife Sarah, with three young children, including Moses, emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1632, sailing from England on the ship, "Charles." Moses Rowley I's mother was Henry's first wife, Sarah Palmer, daughter of William Palmer of Duxbury, as Moses is mentioned in his grandfather, William Palmer's, Will, in 1637. Grandfather Palmer left Moses, by then a young man, a cow out of his estate. After working for two years as a Planter at Plymouth Colony, Henry and Sarah moved their family to Scituate in 1634, where they were neighbors to Reverend John Lothrop, and joined his Congregation there. Henry and Sarah's family moved to Barnstable with Reverend Lothrop and other Scituate neighbors in 1638. Moses Rowley I married on 22 April 1652, in Barnstable, to Elizabeth Fuller, the daughter of Captain Matthew Fuller, and granddaughter of Edward Fuller, one of the Mayflower Pilgrims. Moses I and Elizabeth Fuller Rowley had eleven children, all born in Barnstable: 1- Mary Rowley, b. 1653, m. John Weeks; 2- Moses Rowley II, b. 1654, m. (1) Mary (Fletcher); (2) Mary Crippen (daughter of Thomas Crippen and Frances Bray); 3- unnamed daughter, b. about 1656, d. 1682; 4- Shubael Rowley, b. 1660, m. Catherine Crippen (sister of Mary Crippen, above); 5- Mehetable Rowley, b. 1660 (twin to Shubael, above), m. John Fuller (son of Samuel Fuller and Jane Lathrop); 6- Sarah Rowley, b. 1662; 7- Nathan Rowley, b. about 1664, m. Mercy Hatch (b. 1667, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Rowley Hatch); 8- Aaron Rowley, b. 1666, m. Mary Weeks; 9- Elizabeth Rowley, b. about 1667, m. William Lucas; 10- John Rowley, b. 1667; 11- Matthew Rowley, b. about 1669. In 1657, Moses Rowley I took the Freeman's Oath at Barnstable, Massachusetts. In 1670, Moses Rowley I was included on Barnstable's list of Freemen and Voters. On 3 June 1673, and again on 3 June 1679, Moses Rowley I was named as a member of "The Grand Enquest" which was a special jury of Freemen of the Colony. On 23 July 1677, Moses Rowley I was assigned a Lot by Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, when lands in the vicinity of Woods Holl were divided into sixty acres upland to a share, with meadows. Two years later, in 1679, Moses Rowley I obtained land in Falmouth, "between Hog Island Harbor on the bay, and Five-mile river on the east." In 1685, Moses Rowley I bought land in East Falmouth. On 2 March 1685, while acting in his duties as an assistant to the Town Constable, Moses Rowley I received a wound to the head, by Christopher Gifford, who was later fined by the General Court. On 24 June 1690, Moses Rowley I decided to move to Barnstable, and took the Oath of a Freeman at the General Court held at Barnstable. A year later, Moses Rowley I moved to an area originally known as "Quamquisset" Harbor, and "took lands and settled here" "one mile north of Woods Holl on Buzzards Bay." From 1692-1735, Moses Rowley I served in the General Court as "third deputy from Falmouth to the colonial legislature." On 3 May 1692, Moses Rowley I bought 60 acres of land from Jonathan Gilbert. At the age of about 75, Moses Rowley I wrote a Will, filed on 16 August 1704, in Hartford, Connecticut. Moses Rowley I died on 8 March 1705, in East Haddam Connecticut. In the Will of Moses Rowley I, he states [original spelling included]: “The Last will and Testament of Moses Rowley Sen’r of east Haddam in the county of Hartford in Colleny of Connecticut in new Ingland Wittneseth.” “In the name of god. Amen. Whereas I Moses Rowlee being weak of body but through gods good hand upon me at this present writing in perfect memory and understanding doe make and ordain this as my last will and testament.” “Imprimus: I doe give and bequeath my soul unto god in the name, meritts and mediation of the lord Jesus Christ in whose Righteousness I hope to be accepted with the father.” “And my body to Christian burial as my executors shall see meet hoping for a glorious Resurrection at the last and great day.” “As for the portion of this worlds goods that god [hath] given and continued to me my will is that my Just Depts being paid the Remainder to be disposed of as followeth: as for the Rest of my children I have done what hath been with me and now I have not expectation of being any more capable to help myself wherefore I doe give and bequeath my land unto my sonn Moses Rowlee [II] that is to say my half of the lott I now live upon (the other half I have given all Ready to my son Matthew [Rowley]) to be equally devided between my sons Moses and Matthew. I also give unto my son Moses that twenty five pound right that I formerly gave to Matthew, which my son Matthew hath lovingly Relinquished again to me.” “I give and bequeath to my daughter Mehitabell [Rowley] fuller all my moveables both flock and household stuff whether without door or within.” “I give and bequeath half my young mare unto my son Matthew. My will further is and it is upon the account of not only what my sons Moses Rowlee and John Fuller hath done for me and been kind to me but especially their willingness to take the care of me and my wife during our natural lives and I doe expect that care and kindness of them that is meet and needfull both to myself and my wife and I therefore have done what I have done to oblidge them what I cane and doe Repose my trust next under god upon these my two sons Moses Rowlee and John Fuller for what I shall and for what my wife shall stand in need of between this and the grave.” “and I doe further give to my son Moses Rowlee my meadow lot and further be it known that my son Moses is to pay my just debts and moreover my will is that all the above legacies given to my children is to them and their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever, furthermore I doe nominate, appoint and ordain my loving sons Moses Rowlee and John Fuller executors of this my last will & testament as witness my hand & seale, Hadam 16 of August, 1704 Moses Rowlee Sen'r [Rowley] signed sealled his X mark {Seal.} in the presence John Chapman Mathew Rowlee [Rowley] his M mark. Mary Creepen. [Crippen] her M mark At a court at Hartford, held March 8, 1705-6, this will [of Moses2 Rowley] was proved by the oaths of John Chapman and Thomas Fuller of Haddam that they saw said Moses Rowley the testator sign & seal & Mathew Rowley John Chapman & Mary Crippen, witnesses, set their hands, etc.”

Capt Matthew Fuller's other children:
Anna b. 1637 in Barnstable, MA d. 30 Dec 1691 Barnstable, MA
Samuel  b. 1637 Barnstable, MA d. 25 Mar 1676 Rehoboth, MA
Mary b. in England d. Barnstable

This is just the tip of the ice berg and I will do several blogs on this family.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

How Did Your Ancestor's Vote???

The issue of voting rights in the United States, specifically the enfranchisement and disenfranchisement of different groups, has been contested throughout United States history. Eligibility to vote in the United States is established both through the federal constitution and by state law.

With that said, How do you think your ancestors might have voted? Were the majority of them Republican or Democrat? 

Douglas W. Jones Illustrated Voting

An illustration depicting free men voting for the first time 
Source: Britannica

Some of our ancestor's had to fight for their freedom to vote.

I was raised by a Democratic Father and a Republican Mother. Can you imgaine what it was like on Election Days at my house? Plus both my parents are Election Judges. 

I take my responsibility to vote and have a voice in my country's freedom, very seriously. I am a Republican but that doesn't mean I always vote for those Republicans running.

A Louisiana resident pays his poll tax in 1947 

I hope that someday all Americans will vote and understand how important it is to vote. 
We all have a voice and we need to stand up and use it. 

It does count

Our forefathers fought for us to have these rights, it's up to us to use them. Stand up and be heard. 

Eligibility to vote in the United States is established both through the federal Consitution and by state law. Several constitutional amendments (the 15th, 19th, and 26th specifically) require that voting rights cannot be abridged on account of race, color, previous condition of servitude, sex, or age for those above 18; the constitution as originally written did not establish any such rights during 1787–1870. In the absence of a specific federal law or constitutional provision, each state is given considerable discretion to establish qualifications for suffrage and candidacy within its own respective jurisdiction; in addition, states and lower level jurisdictions establish election systems, such as at-large or single-member district  elections for county councils or school boards.

  • "Race, color, or previous condition of servitude" (15th Amendment, 1870)
  • "On account of sex" (19th Amendment, 1920)
  • "By reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax" for federal elections (24th Amendment, 1964)[nb 1]
  • "Who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age" (26th Amendment, 1971)

This gave all Americans the right to vote.

See you at the polls Vote!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nellie Viola Custer

Miss Nellie Viola Custer was born 13 Dec 1901 in Clinton, PA
on 16 Oct 1922 in New Cumberland WV she married Thomas Burns Purdy who was born 1 Dec 1869 in Clinton, PA

They had four children: all girls

Elsie Odell
Edna Blanche
Fannie Mae
Mable Phyllis

Nellie died on 15 Feb 1972 in Monaca, PA
Thomas Burns Purdy died in 1949

They both had other spouses He had one that died before they were married and she married after his death.

Thomas Burns Purdy and first wife she might have died in childbirth, but I have not confirmed this as of yet. 

Nellie's parents were 
Clarence P Custer born 2 Apr 1870 in Clinton, PA, died 22 Apr 1959 in PA
Martha E Spruger born 9 Nov 1879 in PA,
died 9 May 1928 in PA.
They were married on 4 Apr 1901 in Clinton, PA
They had 6 children

I have not found any connection between my Custer line and Gen George Armstrong Custer.

But I shall continue to dig.