Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Margaret Mahan


Margaret Mahan, daughter of William Meade and Evaline (Watson) Mahan
Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, White Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania
Taken by Sara Gredler, 2004

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Blog posting was light...

Blog posting last week was super light due to being out of town due to work.  I am an architectural historian and was in Corpus Christi doing a large survey project, and ending up surveying over 700 properties in about 4 days.  Hardcore work.

However, I was super excited because I got to work with one of my great coworkers that I haven't gotten to work with in about 3 years.  On Thursday night we got a chance to let our hair down (after working 12 hours straight) and played in Nueces Bay, then decided to drive in a circle over multiple causeways and took the ferry to Port Aransas, then we drove on the beach and played in the Gulf of Mexico, then drove to South Padre Island and back to Corpus Christi.

Waves at North Beach, Corpus Christi, TX

North Beach, Corpus Christi, TX

Playing with the shark at one of the shops, North Beach, Corpus Christi, TX

Harbor Bridge lit with LEDs, Corpus Christi, TX

Bird near the Corpus Christi Seawall, Corpus Christi, TX

Selena Monument, Corpus Christi, TX


Photos and blog entry (c) Sara Gredler, 2012





Williamson County Texas Genealogical Society - Quarterly

The Williamson County (Texas) Genealogical Society's quarterly publication, The Chisholm Trail, was sent by email and postal mail to members earlier this month.


The contents of this issue are:
  • Deposition of James Welker
  • Pioneer Certificate No. 319 Issued – Ancestor August Mueller
  • Descendants of Curtis Roberts
  • Dallas Announces Annual Writing Competition
  • Delayed Birth Records – Williamson County, Texas
  • Births, Marriages, and Deaths Reported in the Round Rock Leader 1929-1930
  • Ancestors, for 7 Generations, of Sara Gredler
We get a good mix of items each quarterly, but I'd love to have some more well-researched compiled genealogies.

Analysis of a late 19th century mug book entry - Part 2b: Census Records

Part 2b: Households of John and Patrick Mahan/Mahon, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania

For previous parts, see [Part 1] and [Part 2a].



As noted in Part 2a, there is a second Patrick Mahan living in Washington Co, Pennsylvania at the same time as "my" Patrick Mahan.  This post gives the available census records of the "other" family.  Other record posts will include records of this family as compared to "my" Mahans.


This other Patrick Mahan is the son of John Mahan.  There is an autobiography of Patrick's grandson Harry E. Mahan, given in Stewart's 1912 Indiana Co Pennsylvania: Her People Past and Present. [1] This autobiography states that Patrick Mahan came to the country with his father, John Mahan; that he died in 1871; and gives a list of Patrick's children (Rebecca; Mary (married George Trimble); Margaret; Martha (married William Rong [actually Long]; Jennie; Elizabeth (married James Dickson [also seen as Dixon]); Nancy Ann (married Andrew Duncan); David B.; and Ebenezer).


Census Records:


1820 household of John Mahon[2]:
  • 1 male aged 16-26 years
  • 1male aged over 45 years
  • 1 female aged 10-16 years
  • 3 females aged 16-26 years
  • 1 female aged over 45 years
  • 2 foreigners in his household [presumably the two males] were not naturalized.
1820 household of Peter [actually Patrick] Mahan[3]:
  • 1 male aged 16-26 years
  • 2 females aged under 10 years
  • 2 females aged 16-26 years
  • One foreigner not naturalized, presumably the male head-of-household
1830 household of John Mahon[4]:
  • 1 male aged 10-15 years
  • 1 male aged 60-70 years
  • 1 female aged 5-10 years
  • 2 females aged 20-30 years
  • 1 female aged 60-70 years
1830 household of Patrick Mahon[5]:
  • 1 male aged 30-40 years
  • 1 female aged under 5 years
  • 2 females aged 15-20 years
  • 1 female aged 30-40 years
1840 household of John Mahan[6]:

  • 1 male aged 70-80 years
  • 1 female aged 20-30 years
  • 1 female aged 70 80 years
  • 1 person engaged in agriculture

1840 household of Patrick Mahon[7]:

  • 2 males aged under 5 years
  • 1 male aged 50 to 60 years
  • 1 female aged under 5 years
  • 2 females aged 5-10 years
  • 1 female aged 10-15 years
  • 3 females aged 15-20 years
  • 1 female aged 20-30 years [may be a misentry]
  • 1 female 30-40 years
  • 1 person engaged in agriculture
1850 household of Patrick Mahan[8]:

  • Patrick Mahon, 60 years, m, w, farmer, $600 in real estate, b. Ireland, can read and write
  • Rebecca " ", 37 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write, insane
  • Mary " ", 34 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • [pg 423] Martha Mahon, 23 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Jane " ", 20 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth " ", 16 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, attended school within the census year
  • Ann A " ", 14 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, attended school within the census year
  • David " ", 12 years, m, w, b. Pennsylvania, attended school within the census year
  • Ebenezer " ", 10 years, m, w, b. Pennsylvania, attended school within the census year

1860 household of Patrick Mahan[9]:

  • Patrick Mahan, 75 years, m, w, farmer, $2000 real estate, $700 personal estate, b. Ireland, can read and write
  • Mary " ", 40 years, f, w, housekeeper, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Elizabeth " ", 37 years, f, w, " " [housekeeper], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Jane " ", 35 years, f, w, " " [housekeeper], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Nancy A " ", 33 years, f, w, " " [housekeeper], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • David " ", 22, m, w, school teacher, [no real or personal estate], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Ebenezer " ", 17 years, m, w, farm laborer, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Rebecca " ", 42 years, f, w, [no occupation], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write

1870 household of Patrick Mahan[10]:

  • Patrick Mahan, 84 years, m, w, farmer, $2500 real estate, $585 personal estate, b. Ireland, both parents of foreign birth, can read and write
  • Elizabeth " ", 4[?] years, f, w, housekeeper, b. Pennsylvania, both parents of foreign birth, can read and write
  • Jane " ", 34 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, both parents of foreign birth, can read and write
  • Harry " ", 8 years, m, w, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write, attended school within the census year
  • Rebecca " ", 57 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, both parents of foreign birth, can read and write, insane
By 1880 Jane and Harry are living with Elizabeth (Mahan) and her husband James Dickson/Dixon, in Indiana Co, Pennsylvania.[11]


[1] Stewart, Prof. J. T., Indiana County Pennsylvania: Her People, Past and Present, Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co, 1913, 2 vols, p. 948.

[2] 1820 US Census, household of John Mahon, 7 August 1820, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 21, "M" surnames, line 20, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 105.

[3] 1820 US Census, household of Peter [Patrick] Mahan, 7 August 1820, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 21, "M" surnames, last entry, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 105.

[4] 1830 US Census, household of John Mahon, 1 June 1830, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 240, line 22, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 152, imaged from Family History Library Film 0020626.

[5] 1830 US Census, household of Patrick Mahon, 1 June 1830, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 240, line 23, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 152, imaged from Family History Library Film 0020626.

[6] 1840 US Census, household of John Mahan, 1 June 1840, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 113, line 12, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 July 2012, citing NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 463, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 0020546.


[7] 1840 US Census, household of Patrick Mahon Sen., 1 June 1840, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 116, line 23, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 July 2012, citing NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 463, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 0020546.

[8] 1850 US Census, household of Patrick Mahan, 10 August 1850, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, pages 422 and 423 (211 and 212 stamped), lines 40-42 and 1-6, dwelling no. 16, family no. 16, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 785.

[9] 1860 US Census, household of Patrick Mahan, 28 July 1860, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 272, lines 29-36, dwelling number 1929, family number 1883, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1117, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 805117.

[10] 1870 US Census, household of Patrick Mahan, 6 July 1870, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 28, lines 22-26, dwelling number 200, family number 204, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1351, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 552850.

[11] 1880 US Census, household of James E. Dixon, 12 June 1880, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, ED 141, page 17A (270), lines 38-42, dwelling number 162, family number 164, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 July 2012, citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1335, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 1255135.

Disappointing Results from a NY County Historian's Office

So the Livingston County, New York, Historian has a database showing the records available through their office. In my quest trying to find all the data on the Richardson family that moved to Livonia, Livingston Co, New York (originally in Ontario County), the database notes a file for Jonathan Richardson Sr, veteran of the Revolutionary War. So I ordered copies.

[Added at 2:45am 29 July, links to previous posts: Richardson Conundrum and Richardson problem ancestors (DAR Application)]

This is my Jonathan (I) Richardson, father of my ancestors Joseph and John Richardson and collateral relatives Daniel and Jonathan (II) Richardson. Joseph, Daniel, and Jonathan (II) Richardson all fought in the War of 1812 in Captain Gould Tyler's Company of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Blakeslee's militia at the Battle of Black Rock.

I am currently working with the hypothesis (based on family stories and other records) that the Richardson family migrated to New York around 1803-1805, and possibly came from Leyden, Massachusetts (now in Franklin Co, originally in Hampshire Co).

All I *really* know about Jonathan (I) Richardson is that he bought 73 acres of land in Livonia (Lot 70) in 1814 from Robert Bowne of New York City,[1] and that in 1821 he sold this land to Jonathan (II) Richardson. The 1821 deed names Jonathan (I) Richardson as Sr, Jonathan (II) Richardson as Jr, and Jonathan III, Jonathan (II) Richardson's son, a witness to the deed, as Jonathan 3rd.[2] By 1829, the man known as Jonathan Jr in the 1821 deed is called Jonathan Sr and sells the land to his son, Jonathan (III), called Jr.[3] With this deed, it appears that Jonathan (I) Richardson probably died between 1821 and 1829.

The file from Livingston County includes four documents:

A) A "Livingston County War Service Record" card (with a note that there is no card in marked graves). It gives his name "Jonathan Richardson I", that he was born about 1742 (with a note to see back, given on a second page to me), that he died "between 1821 and 1829 - Gravesite unknown (Per L. Webster, Liv. Amer. Leg. Post)".


The back of the card gives the vital records for a Jonathan Richardson:
Jonathan Richardson, b. 25 Nov 1744, Billerica, Mass.
married: 6 Aug 1761 @ Attleboro, Mass.
To: Hannah Franklin, b. 6 Jul 1747, Attleboro, Mass.
Ref: Judy K. Cwiklinski [address withheld]

[Note, this is NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT my Jonathan Richardson. The Jonathan Richardson that was born in Billerica died in Chelsea, Mass, in 1813, and actually appears to have been the man that married Lydia Foster in Chelmsford, Mass in 1772. The Jonathan Richardson that married Hannah Franklin appears to have died in Attleboro, Mass., in 1817, so is also not a candidate for being "my" Jonathan.]


B) A "Livingston County War Service Record" card for Jonathan (II) Richardson. There is no date of birth given, but includes a date of death of 4/5/1850, age 87 (with a note to see back, given on a second page to me). Under the "Nature of Duties Performed in Service" it states "transported men by team to scene of action after the burning of Buffalo." A second section states "Taken to Montreal, as prisoner of British, then taken to Halifax, released after 6 months."

References given include - "The History of Conesus" by W. P. Boyd; Smith - History of Liv. County - p. 329; and "Livonia: Mil. (envelope)" [unknown what this refers to]

It also notes that he was a Private in Captain Gould Tyler's Company, Col. Blakeslee's Regiment, New York Militia (per L. Webster Liv. Amer. Leg. Post)

The back of the card states:
"He died in Independence Twp, Allegany Co, NY. Ref: Mortality schedule 1850 Independence, Allegany Co, NY. His son Jonathan & wife Mianda are buried in the Whitesville [unclear] Cemetery, Allegany Co, NY." Ref: Judy K. Cwiiklinski

C) Typescript of a Memorial Day talk given by Michael West, May 29, 1972, and notes that West was "age 13 years."

This notes three Livonia men that served in the militia - Joseph Richardson, Jonathan Richardson, and Erastus Lewis.


D) A second typescript is an analysis of the gravestone of Jonathan Richardson, Sen (Jonathan (II) Richardson in the Annis-Powell Cemetery in Livonia, New York. An image of this gravestone can be found on Find-a-Grave. This analysis is by Lawrence J. Webster, the Historian of Harrison-Lee Post #283, American Legion, from September, 1989. At this point, the analysis was for the research of the DAR application that I mentioned in an earlier post.

It states at the end: 
"At this writing, [eventual DAR applicant] has these problems.
     1) No definite gravesite has been found for Jonathan b. ca 1742
     2) The DAR will not accept the land deeds as proof of grandfather, son, and grandson relationship of the three Jonathan Richardsons.
     3) She has no proof that a Jonathan Richardson listed in Revolutionary War military units of the New Hampshire area came to Livonia, New York"

Based on the items I have seen cited in the DAR application, I am in agreement with the American Legion historian! So I am wondering what changed between 1989 and 1992, when the DAR app. was approved.

There was nothing new in this file for me. There is still no proof (in my mind) that the Jonathan Richardson mentioned as serving in the Revolutionary from New Hampshire is the same man that moved to Livonia, New York, with his family between 1803 and 1805.

[Page edited at 2:45am on 29 July to correct a county name.]


[1] Bowne, Robert H to Jonathan Richardson, 29 November 1814, Ontario County, New York, Deed Book 22: 468-469, Ontario Co, New York County Clerk, Deed records v. 22-23 1814-1815, Family History Library microfilm 0494835.

[2] Richardson, Jonathan Sr to Jonathan Richardson Jr, 2 February 1821, Ontario County, New York, Deed Book 37: 359-360, Ontario Co, New York County Clerk, Deed records v. 36-37, 1820-1821, Family History Library microfilm 0494842.

[3] Richardson, Jonathan and Rhoda to Jonathan Richardson Jr, 14 October 1829, Livingston County, New York, Deed Book 8:44-45, Livingston Co, New York County Clerk, Deed Records v. 8-9, 1829-1831, Family History Library microfilm 0510038.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Robert Meade Mahan


Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, White Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania
Taken by Sara Gredler, 2004
Son of William Meade Mahan and Evaline M. Watson

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (almost)



In honor of what would have been my grandparents 66th wedding anniversary on Saturday, this photo is of their family on their wedding day, 14 July 1946, Norwell, Massachusetts.

L-R: Byron Saunders Proper, Mina (Shepard) Proper, Eloise Electa (Proper) Gredler, Charles Rogers Gredler, Lee (Briggs) Proper, John Saunders Proper, and Hazel (Rogers) Gredler.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Williamson County, Texas, Genealogical Society Meeting - This Thursday

Thursday is the monthly meeting of the Williamson County (Texas) Genealogical Society.

We meet at the Round Rock Public Library and the presentation begins at 7:30.  Social time, with snacks, is from 7-7:30.

This month's speaker is Teri Flack, treasurer of the Austin Genealogical Society, and she is speaking on probate records.  I thoroughly enjoy Teri's talks and I am so excited that I am not out of town for work this week!

See the society's website for more information - http://www.williamsontxgenealogy.org/

Hope to see lots of people there!

War of 1812 Information Request - Battle of Black Rock, aka Burning/Battle of Buffalo

I am looking for names of men who fought in Colonel Gould Tyler's Company of New York militia in Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Blakeslee's (Blakesly) regiment in the Battle of Black Rock (aka the Burning or Battle of Buffalo) in December 1830.

According to Wikipedia[1], Lt. Col. Blakeslee's regiment had 433 men from Ontario County, New York.  Searching at Ancestry.com by regiment (using 'Blakesl*' as a search term in the company field) gives 443 records and yields a record like the one below[2]:


I don't think there is a way to limit this to only have those in a particular company rather than the entire regiment; I don't think that data was extracted in order to be searchable.

I am trying to figure out a fairly easy was to do this using the tools currently at my disposal, as part of my FAN club (family, associates, and neighbors) analysis for the RICHARDSON family.

I already know that the following served in Colonel Tyler's company:

  • Asa Davis (son-in-law of Jonathan Richardson II)
  • Jonathan Richardson II*
  • Joseph Richardson Sr* (died at the Battle of Black Rock)
  • Joseph Richardson Jr
  • Daniel Richardson*
  • Rowland Powell+ (son-in-law of Jonathan Richardson II)
  • Calvin Powell+ (son-in-law of Jonathan Richardson II)
  • Erastus Lewis (neighbor and deponent for the widow of Joseph Richardson Sr for her bounty land claim)
  • Robert Adams** (deponent for the widow of Joseph Richardson Sr for her bounty land claim)
  • Eli Stedman/Steadman (acting Ensign for the company during the Battle of Black Rock, and deponent for the widow of Joseph Richardson Sr for her bounty land claim)

* Indicates Richardson brothers
+ Indicates Powell brothers
** No database entry for a Robert Adams in Ancestry.com database.

So I am looking for people who know their ancestor served in this company, as well as ways to uncover this information.  I love research!


[1] Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.com), “Battle of Buffalo,” rev. 30 May 2012. 

[2] Joseph Richardson, "U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1813," database entry, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 July 2012.

Analysis of a late 19th century mug book entry - Part 2a: Census Records

Part 2a: Census records of the household of Patrick and Nancy (Laughlin) Mahan, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania

For Part 1, see [Part 1].

Census records for the Mahan family in Indiana County begin in 1820, based on the information that the family came to Pennsylvania in 1819.[1] The search for the family is somewhat difficult due to the fact that there are two Patrick Mahan/Mahon individuals in the same township in the 1820, 1830[2], and 1840 censuses.

1820:
Household of "our" Patrick Mahan[3]:
  • 1 male aged 26-44 years [b. 1776-1794]
  • 3 females aged under 10 years [b. 1810-1820]
  • 1 female aged 16-25 years [b. 1795-1804]
  • 1 foreigner not naturalized   [this is mistranscribed on Ancestry.com to be 1 person engaged in agriculture]
1830:
Household of "our" Patrick Mahan[4]:
  • 1 male aged under 5 years [b. 1825-1830]
  • 1 male aged 30 to 40 years [b. 1790-1800]
  • 2 females aged under 5 years [b. 1825-1830]
  • 2 females aged 5 to 10 years [b. 1820-1825]
  • 2 females aged 10 to 15 years [b. 1815-1820]
  • 1 female aged 30 to 40 years [b. 1790-1800]

    [This census has been mistranscribed and misses the females aged 10-15 category.]
1840:
Household of "our" Patrick Mahan[5]:
  • 1 male aged 10 to 15 years [b. 1825-1830]
  • 1 male aged 50 to 60 years [b. 1780-1790]
  • 2 females aged under 5 years [b. 1835-1840]
  • 2 females aged 10 to 15 years [b. 1825-1830]
  • 2 females aged 15 to 20 years [b. 1820-1825]
  • 1 female aged 20 to 30 years [b. 1810-1820]
  • 1 female aged 40 to 50 years [b. 1790-1800]
  • 1 person engaged in agriculture

1850 US Census
Household of Nancy Mahan[6]:
  • Nancy Mahan, 54,f, farmer, b Ireland 
  • Jane -------, 23, f, b PA 
  • William -----, 21, m, farmer, b PA 
  • Angeline ----, 15, f, b PA, attended school 
  • Isabella -----, 14, f, b PA, attended school
The agricultural schedule of Nancy Mahan from 1850 has been transcribed here.

1860 US Census
Household of Nancy Mahan[7]:
  • Nancy Mahan, 63, f, $100 personal estate, b Ireland 
  • John McFeeters, 9, m, b PA, attended school
1870 US Census
Household of Nancy Mahan[8]:
  • Mahan, Nancy, 73, f, w, keeping house, $1000 real estate, $150 personal estate, b Ireland, both parents foreign birth
  • McFeeters, John M, 19, m, w, farmer, $200 personal estate, b PA

1880 US Census:
Nancy Mahan is living with her daughter Angeline Fleming and her son-in-law, John S. Fleming, as well as with a niece that is hereto unidentified as a Mahan relative.[9]

[1] Census searches on Ancestry.com give no indication of a Patrick Mahan/Mahon household in 1810.

[2] In 1830 the "other" Patrick Mahan is actually enumerated as Peter Mahan, also in Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania.

[3] 1820 US Census, household of Patrick Mahan, 7 August 1820, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 21, "M" surname section - line 17, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 July 2012, citing NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 105.

[4] 1830 US Census, household of Patrick Mahan, 1 June 1830, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 240, line 7, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 June 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 152, imaged from Family History Library Film 0020626.

[5] 1840 US Census, household of Patrick Mahon, 1 June 1840, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 113, line 7, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 463, imaged from Family History Library Film 0020546. One of his next-door neighbors is Thomas Gibson, who would administer the estate of Patrick Mahan in the 1840s and 1850s; two household away is the man believed to be his son-in-law Moses Miller.

[6] 1850 US Census, household of Nancy Mahan, 5 August 1850, White Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 27 (53 stamped), lines 10-14, dwelling number 366, family number 369, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 June 2012, citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 785.

[7] 1860 US Census, household of Nancy Mahan, 12 June 1860, Indiana Post Office, White Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 412, lines 23 and 24, dwelling number 263, family number 268, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 May 2004, citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1117.

[8] 1870 US Census, household of Nancy Mahan, 11 August 1870, White Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 6 (418), lines 6-7, dwelling number 38, family number 42, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2004, citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1351.

[9] 1880 US Census, household of John S Fleming, 7 June 1880, Creekside, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, ED 141, page 6B (264), lines 19-26, dwelling no. 62, family no. 63, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1135, imaged from Family History Library Film 1255135.

Tombstone Tuesday - William L Mahan


Gravestone of William L Mahan, Civil War veteran, 
Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, White Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania 
(taken by Sara Gredler), 2004.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Expect light blog posting the next week....

Work is going to be a bear this week and I will almost certainly not be in a "genealogy" mood.

I shall do my best to do some blog posts, but don't expect too much from me!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (almost)


Tuesday's excitement - trip to SeaWorld San Antonio and behind the scenes experience in the penguin habitat!  

Tombstone Tuesday


Tombstone of Nancy Mahan, Oakland Cemetery, White Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Behind on blog posting...

Sorry readers, I am behind on blog posting.  My parents are here for vacation and we are working on making some recent family history, and I am also having some sinus issues.  We spent two days in Houston at the Natural Science museum and saw the Terra Cotta warriors exhibit as well as the Titanic exhibit.  Tomorrow we are off to see penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio and will participate in a feeding session.

I wasn't allowed to take photos at the Titanic exhibit, but here are some of the Terra Cotta Warriors.

Warriors found in Pit 2. 

Beautiful terra cotta horse.

Buddha statue.

After the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit, we visited the newly opened Paleontology Hall.  I love dinosaurs and always have.  My fav? Stegosaurus.

Stegosaurus skeleton at the Houston Museum of Natural History.


I was also lucky to be able to spend 1/2 an hour at the Clayton Library and did some digging in periodicals.  The one book I was looking for had no additional data on my guy, so I ran to periodicals and found two articles on my ROGERS Mayflower family.

(c) Sara Gredler 2012