Ada Kate (English) Densmore Founded Duluth’s Children’s Welfare League of Morgan Park (Blog 37)

Ada Kate English, my second great grandmother was the first child of John English and Philena Ninetta Carpenter.  She born around April 1854 in Newcastle, Canada (the only source for her birth date is the 1900 census, the location is from her marriage record).

On June 28, 1877, Ada married Levi Benson Densmore, a farmer. They lived in Canada until 1882 when they moved to Michigan where Levi worked as a dry goods merchant.  In 1902 they moved to Ann Arbor where their daughter Ada May was attending the University of Michigan.  Levi & Ada moved back to Harbor Springs in 1903.  In December 1903, while Levi was walking from the train to his brother’s funeral in Reed City, he was paralyzed.  He died a little over a year later on January 16, 1905.

Ada moved back to Ann Arbor with her daughter Alice.  She  stayed with Alice after her marriage to Harrison Morton Wadsworth and followed them to Duluth, Michigan.  Ada

Mrs A K Densmore Social Activities of the Week at Morgan Park, The Duluth Herald (Duluth, Minnesota), 3 March 1917

The Duluth Herald (Duluth, Minnesota), 3 March 1917

worked as a domiciliary at the hospital and became very active in the Ladies Guild, the women of Morgan Park, and The West Duluth Study club.  In November 1916 the group helped form a Children’s Welfare Society and elected Mrs Ada K Densmore president of the society.  The society held monthly educational meetings with presentations by students, teachers, and musical performances.  They promoted the establishment of children’s playgrounds, supported medical and dental examinations of children, provided lunches for children, and helped organized mothers and teacher’s clubs.  Ada gave talks on Civic Pride, promoted talks on Women in Industry after the War, “Woman’s Part in Reconstruction”, and many other presentations.

In 1929, Ada’s son-in-law Harrison Morton Wadsworth was burned in an accident at the Steel Mill and died in 1931.   Her daughter Alice moved to Miami with her three children, the eldest who was attending college there.  Ada moved to the Lutheran Home for the Aged in Grand Rapids.  We believe she died there in 1943.  She was buried next to her husband in Reed City, Michigan.

Ada who was widowed at the age of 50 supported two daughters after her husband’s death, one, my great grandmother who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1904.  After her youngest daughter was married, in addition to earning a living, she worked in her new community of Duluth to ensure quality programs for children and parents and ensured continuing education of herself and other women in her community.

CHILDREN:

Ada May Densmore (1878-1889)

Harriet Marion Densmore (1879-????) – married Francis Philip Amo in 1901 who she divorced in 1906

Eleanor Philena Agnes Densmore (1881-1965) – graduated from the University of Michigan in 1904, married Edward Chace Greene, author of Panama Sketches

Alice E Densmore (1890-1979) – married Harrison Morton Wadsworth

Research questions:  Why did Levi move from Canada to Michigan?  Can we find Ada’s birth record?  When did Ada die and can we find Ada’s death record?  Also where did Ada’s daughter Harriet move after her divorce and when did she die?

This research about Ada Kate (my second great grandmother) was initiated due to some wonderful collaboration from other relatives of Ada Kate (English) Densmore who we wish to thank for their sharing and collaboration!

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

1861 Census, Ontario, population schedule, Marysburgh, Prince Edward, Page 59-60, No 49, John English; digital images, MyHeritage Library Edition(https://myheritagelibraryedition.com : accessed 27 February 2018).

1871 Census, Quebec, population schedule, St Patrick, Montcalm, Page 53, dwelling 164, family 164, John English; digital images, MyHeritage Library Edition(https://myheritagelibraryedition.com : accessed 27 February 2018).

1881 Census, Ontario, population schedule, , Page 50-51, dwelling 246, family 262 (corrected in pencil), Levi B Densmore; digital images, MyHeritage Library Edition(https://myheritagelibraryedition.com : accessed 3 October 2018).

1900 United States Federal Census, Osceola County, Michigan, population schedule, Richmond Township, Village of Reed City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 156, Sheet No 11, dwelling 234, family 236, Banson L Densmore; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 20 September 2014).

1910 United States Federal Census, Washtenaw County, Michigan, population schedule, Ann Arbor, enumeration district (ED) 120, Sheet No 7B, 526 Church St, dwelling No 192, family 220, Ada K Densmore; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 October 2018).

1920 United States Federal Census, St Louis County, Minnesota, population schedule, Duluth, enumeration district (ED) 138, Sheet No 15A, Ada K Dinsmore; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 October 2018).

1930 United States Federal Census, St Louis County, Minnesota, population schedule, Duluth, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 69-42, Sheet No 7A, 104 stamped, dwelling 141, family 143, Harrison Wadsworth; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 September 2014).

“Condensed News of Michigan,” Traverse City Evening Record (Traverse City, Michigan), 9 December 1903; digital images, Newspaper Archive(https://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 27 March 2018).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 February 2018), Ada K Densmore.

“Michigan, Death Records, 1867-195,” images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 March 2016), Levi B Densmore.

“Mooreville,” The Saline (Saline, Michigan), 13 October 1898; digital images, Michigan Newspapers(https://digmichnews.cmich.edu : accessed 19 October 2018).

“Morgan Park,” The Duluth Herald (Duluth, Minnesota), 27 May 1916; digital images, Minnesota Newspapers(http:/mnhs.org : accessed 18 October 2018).

Ontario, Canada “Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928,” index, Ancestry.ca(http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 26 January 2014), Levi Benson Densmore m Ada English.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZBJ-9T1 : accessed 26 January 2014), Levi Benson Densmore m Ada English 28 Jun 1877.

The Duluth Herald (Duluth, Minnesota), 10 June 1916; digital images, Minnesota Newspapers(http:/mnhs.org : accessed 18 October 2018).

The Duluth Herald (Duluth, Minnesota), 18 November 1916; digital images, Minnesota Newspapers(http:/mnhs.org : accessed 18 October 2018).

“The West Duluth Study club,” The Duluth Herald (Duluth, Minnesota), 6 December 1919; digital images, Minnesota Newspapers(http:/mnhs.org : accessed 18 October 2018).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com(www/ancestry.com : accessed 19 October 2018), L Benson Densmore; 1902, Ann Arbor, Michigan

“W. C. T. U. to Meet,” The Duluth Herald (Duluth, Minnesota), 5 November 1919; digital images, Minnesota Newspapers(http:/mnhs.org : accessed 18 October 2018).

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Sunday’s Obituary – Rev John English (1824-1903) (Blog 36)

Rev John English, my third great grandfather was born Jan 1824 in London, Ontario, the son of Noble F. and Elizabeth (Forsyth) English.  In 1848 he was a preacher received on trial in Cobourg and served in Mahahide, Brantford, Simcoe.  In 1852 he was appointed to the Newcastle District and also married Philena Ninetta Carpenter.

John then served in Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Milford, Marysburgh, Madoc, St Patrick before settling in Cobourg.  Many of John’s 10 children moved across Canada and into the United States.  He was returning from a trip to British Columbia visiting his son John enroute to seeing his daughters in Michigan when he died suddenly at Fort William.  I recently traveled to northern British Columbia and Alberta and spent some time thinking about what this journey must have been like in 1903 when this 79 year old gentleman and his wife traveled to visit their son.

This beautiful obituary was graciously is part of a set of family clippings kept by one of John’s other descendants who gave me permission to share it in this blog.  I’m still searching for the source of the newspaper article.

IMG_20180325_153611450 Obituary John English

Death of Rev. John English
Last week we stated that a telegram was
received on Thursday announcing the death
of Rev. John English, at Fort William.
The deceased with his wife had been visit-
ing their son in British Columbia, and re-
turning were about to visit their children
in the State of Michigan. While at Fort
William he went into the office of the
Queen’s Hotel, and while enquiring of the
clerk about a boat for Houghton, Mich., he
sank down, and expired without pain and
before a doctor could be obtained. The
deceased was born in London, Ont., and was
at the time of his death 79 years and 7
months old. He was in the active ministry
26 ears, his first circuit being Newcatle.
He was superannuated about 30 years ago,
and built a residence at Hull’s Corners,
where he has since resided, except for a short
time. He was well known to our citizens,
was a constant attendant, when here, at the
Methodist Church, and his earnest piety
and social disposition was apparent to all
who had his acquaintence. He lived an
earnest and peaceful life, and though death
came suddenly, it found him ready to an-
swer the Master’s call; and to enter into
that rest that remaineth to the people of
God. The remains arrived ehre on the even-
ing train on Saturday last, and were
taken to his late home on College Street.
The service at the house on Monday morn-
ing was a very solemn and impressive one,
and was conducted by the pastor of the
Methodist Church, Rev. H. T. Lewis, as-
sisted by Rev. Dr. Reynar and Rev. J. C.
Wilson, of Newcastle. A number of favor-
ite hymns were sung, prayer was offered by
Rev. J. A. Jewell, of ZCamborne, and anad-
dress touching on the life, work and death of
the deceased was made by rev. Dr. Reynar.
Rev. J. C. Wilson spoke as follows:-“I
desire a few minutes of your time. I have
come to place on the bier of our dear brother
a wrieth of love and tenderest regard. It
is with very peculiar feelings I stand here
to-day. In the year 1852 the Newcastle
Circuit was formed, the Rev. John English
being appointed its first superintendent.
He came alone and preached the first Sun-
day and announced he would be absent
the following Sunday. When he returned
he brought with him his loving bride. The
first two years of their married life were
spent on the Newcastle Circuit. His labors
were owned of God. I was then a lad of
twelve years and from the first his preach-
ing and the influence when he visited at my
father’s house made a very deep impression
upon my youthful mind, and had much to
do with moulding my character There was
an entirety about his preaching that took
hold of my conscience, as no preaching had
ever done before. One sermon from the
text, Psalm 49, 8: “For the Redemption
of their Soul is precious, and it ceaseth for-
ever.” I can never forget that sermon;
even now I fancy I see his face and hear his
solemn earnest voice. During his first year
on the circuit he took six of my father’s
family into the church; three boys and
three girls; all on the same day. The three
boys all went into the Methodist ministry.
Another young man whom he took into the
church during that pastorate also went into
the ministry, making four young men whom
he took into the church that year, who be-
came ministers, an event I think unique in
the experience of any minister. When I
saw in the paper of his sudden call to his
home above, I felt that I must come to his
funeral, and place this wreath on the bier of
my spiritual father. When at the end of
the second year he left the Newcastle circuit,
I experienced a sence of breavement. A
few weeks after they had gone I went to
the house in which they had lived. It was
unoccupied. The flowers they had planted
were blooming, but they were not there,
and such a feeling of loneliness came over
me ; such as I have never known before.
When I came to Cobourg fifteen years ago
as pastor of one of the churches, our friend-
ship was renewed, and the three years were
of the most happy and helpful nature. I
thank God for his life and character. He
is dead but he still speaks. He has left his
companions and children to mourn, but they
have a good hope. The parting will not be
long, soon they shall meet in that sweet
home above, where parting is unknown.
Servant of God, well-done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
The remains were then borne to the hearse
by Revs. Dr. Reynar, J. C. Wilson, of New-
castle, G. W. Nichol and J. Eagen, of Balti-
more, J. A. Jewell, of Camborne and Wm.
Beattie, of Cobourg, and conveyed to the
Union Cemetery, where they were laid
away to await the resurrection morn. He
leaved to mourn his death, his widow, form-
erly a Miss Carpenter, and a daughter of
the late A. B. Carpenter, three sons, John,
of Chilliwack, B. C., Charles, of Columbus,
Ohio, and Ausin, of Cobourg, and four
daughters, Mrs. Densmore, Harbor Springs,
Mich., Mrs. Allen, of Toronto, Mrs. Miller,
Clarkville, Mich., and Mrs. Hays, Michigan.
The family have much sympathy in their
bereavement.

CHILDREN:

Ada Kate English (1854-1943) – married Levi Benson Densmore.  Moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan [my ancestral line]

Augusta English (1854-1938) – married Francis J Allen.  Moved to Cleveland, Ohio.

Austin Carpenter English (1856-1947) – married Bessie Sheeley Sellman.  Moved to Ohio in 1907.

Agnes Philena English (1858-1944) – married Ward Beecher Miller.  Moved to Michigan, Ohio, then Florida.

John English (1860-1959) – married Mary Mildred Kerr.  Moved to British Columbia.

Charles Forsythe English (1861-1928) – married Frances Lewis & Amelia Jane Brown.  Moved to Columbus, Ohio.

Minnie English (1864-1869)

Margaret English (1866-1943) – married Thomas George Hayes. Moved to Michigan

Etta English (1868-1886)

Frederick Arthur Claude English (1874-1891)

Note:  I have DNA matches with three known descendants of John and Philena English ranging from 51 to 26 cm and multiple other shared matches with these folks.  If you are a descendent of this family line and have done a DNA test, please contact me as I’m working to identify more details of our chromosomal match so we can identify some of the more distant ancestral lines of these families.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

Cornish George H, Rev, Cyclopaedia of Methodism in Canada: Containing Historical, Educational, and Statistical Information, Dateing From the Beginning of the Work in the Several Provinces of the Dominion of Canada, and Extending to the Annual Conferences of 1990(Toronto: Methodist Book and Publishing House, 1881), oage 243; digital images, HathiTrust(http://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 14 February 2018.

FADEDGEBES A Chronicle of the people of the Methodist Church in Canada(https://krassoc.wordpress.com : accessed 13 March 2018), JOHN ENGLISH – Methodist Minister.

The Minutes of Twelve Annual Conferences of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada from 1846 to 1857 Inclusive, Vol II(Toronto: Anson Green, 1863), 56; digital images, HathiTrust(https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 18 February 2018.

Undated clipping, 1903, from unidentified newspaper; Philena Carpenter English’s Newspaper Clippings; privately held by shared by fellow descendent of her and husband John English.

Copyright 2018 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)

 

Mrs Jessie Steere Bank’s 1906 DAR Application References Abijah Bemis (1753-1892), who Served in the 13th Massachusetts Regiment (Blog 35)

According to Mrs Jessie Steere Banks’s 1906 application to the Daughter’s of the American Revolution (DAR), Abijah Bemis, my fifth great grandfather, served in the 13th Massachusetts regiment, commanded by Lieut.-Col. Calvin Smith, 1780.

Jessie descended from Abijiah and Mary Bemis’ daughter Hephzibah whereas I descend from their son Amariah Bemis (1785-1876) who married Sally Shumway (1787-1861).

Abijah Bemis Coltrane Jenn Winslow, Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XII 57001-5800 1906 (Washington, D. C.- 1921), paMRS. JESSIE STEERE BANKS. 57358
Born in New Berlin N.Y.
Wife of Charles L. Banks
Descendant of Judge Richard Steere and of Abijah Bemis.
Daughter of Asel Steere and Elizabeth Hall, his wife.
Granddaughter of Timothy Steere and Cyrene Smith, his wife; Henry Hall and
Hephzibah Bemus, his wife
Gr-granddaughter of Stephen Steere and Rizpah Smith, his wife; Abijah
Bemus and Mary Bemus, his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Richard Steere and Jane Aldrich, his 2nd wife.
Richard Steere (1707-97) was a member of the General Assembly of
Rhode Island. He was born and died in Gloucester, R.I.
Abijah Bemis (1753-1829) served in the 13th Massachusetts regi-
ment, commanded by Lieut.-Col. Calvin Smith, 1780. He died in
Paxton, Mass.

We’ll be searching for more source material regarding Abijah’s Revolutionary War service.

SOURCES:

Coltrane Jenn Winslow, Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XIII 57001-5800 1906(Washington, D. C.: 1921), page 123; digital images, Amazon.com(http://amazon.com : accessed 3 August 2018.

Jeremiah Greene (1785-1877) of Coventry, RI and Canterbury, CT was a Farmer (Blog 34)

The book The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry, 1534-1902 pretty much sums up all we know about Jeremiah Greene, my 3rd great grandfather – he was the son of Stephen and Sarah (Chase) Greene, was a farmer, married Mary Ann Smith and had three children.

Jeremiah Greene Greene George Sears, The Greenes of Rhode Island, with historical records of English ancestry, 1534-1902 (New York- G.S. Greene, Jr, Knickerbocker Press, 1903), page 483
The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry, 1534-1902, page 483

1664. JEREMIAH7 GREENE “of Connecticut” (Stephen6, Job5,
Fones4, James3, James2, John1) was born in Coventry, November 17,
1785, died May 23, 1877. He married April 12, 1818, Mary Ann Smith of
Norwich, Conn, born February 9, 1797, died December 31, 1878. They
resided at Westminister, Windham County, Conn. He was a farmer.
CHILDREN:
2969 ANN ELIZA, born December 10, 1818, married John C. Bartlett.
2970 ALBERT CHASE, born September 24, 1819, married Mary E. Bemis.
2971 JAMES TRACY, born July 7, 1832, died March 14, 1852, in his twentieth year.

Gravestone FindAGrave Picture With Permission Photographer Jan Franco

Photograph from FindAGrave with permission of photographer Jan Franco

We also know that Jeremiah is listed with the last name of Green in the census records.  He had real estate valued at $2,000 in 1850, $1,500 in 1860 and $2,000 in 1870, lived in Canterbury, Connecticut, and was buried in Westminster Cemetery in Canterbury, Connecticut.

CHILDREN:

Ann Eliza Greene (1818-1867) – married John Chandler Bartlett

Albert Chace Greene (1829-1929) – married Mary Elizabeth Bemis – my ancestor

James Tracy Greene (1832-1852)

We’d love to find more vital records, land records, and probate records to learn more about Jeremiah but it appears that requires a trip to the Canterbury Town Hall — sounds like a future road trip!

Note:  There is a different Jeremiah Greene, son of Abel Greene who was also born in Rhode Island and married Freelove Hopkins who is mentioned in the Commemorative biographical record of Tolland and Windham counties, Connecticut.  This Jeremiah also had a son named Albert C Greene born in 1823.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Maine, population schedule, Canterbury, Page 354, dwelling 155, family 172, Jeremiah Greene; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 June 2018).

1860 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Maine, population schedule, Canterbury, Page No 29 (penned), 352 (stamped), dwelling 229, family 241, Jeremiah Green; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 June 2018).

1870 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Maine, population schedule, Canterbury, Page No 20, dwelling 169, family 160, Jeremiah Green; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 June 2018).

Clarke Louie Brownell, Compiled from the MSS. of the late Major-General George Sears Greene, The Greenes of Rhode Island, with historical records of English ancestry, 1534-1902(New York: G.S. Greene, Jr, Knickerbocker Press, 1903), p. 483; digital images, archive.org(archive.org : accessed 17 June 2018.

“Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997,” database, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7LN-R8M; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7PH-35; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7GZ-DWB; accessed 12 April 2017), Jeremiah Green.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 June 2018), Jeremiah Greene, Find A Grave Memorial# 13591201.

Gorton Adelos, The Life and Time of Samuel Gorton The Founders and the Founding of the Republic …(Philadelphia: 1907), page 392; digital images, HathiTrust(https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 21 May 2018.

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John P Davis, my 3rd Great Grandfather of Wales and Cincinnati, Ohio, Cistern Builder (Blog 33)

 

Burial Record John P Davis Springgrove

Spring Grove Cemeteries, digital images (http://www.springgrove.org), John P Davis

We don’t know exactly when or where John P Davis (also known as Davies) was born — from his burial record, we calculate that he was born on October 7, 1822 in Wales and learn that his father’s name was Paul.

An article about his son, David Paul Davis, written in 1889 when John would have been 67 states that his parents were “two of the oldest settlers of that locality.” but our first record of John P Davis is the 1860 census where he is listed with a birth in Wales with his wife Martha P Jones also born in Wales, and five children all born in Ohio.  In 1860 John had an occupation of day laborer, owned $2000 of real estate, and had a personal estate of $70.  By 1870, John had an occupation of cistern and valet builder, had real estate valued at $5,000, and personal property of $150.  He appears in the 1878 city directory on 15 Chestnut Street as a cistern builder but by 1880 he was working for the water department where he became a district officer for the city water works.  He possibly retired at the age of 68 and remained in his home until his death on October 30, 1892.

John’s wife Martha had predeceased him – he left a will leaving his property on 15 Chestnut street to his son David Paul Davis, with income going to his son John P Davis and personal property split between his children David Paul Davis, John P Davis, Gowen Paul Davis, daughter Margaret P Edwards, and daughter Martha P Diggins.

Probate John P Davis Will ohn P Davis; Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996, Hamilton, Wills, 1892-1893 vol 57-58, digital images, FamilySearch, http-::familysearch.org (- accessed 28The Last Will and Testment of
John P Davis Deceased

Pleas at the Court House in Cincinnati, in the County of Hamilton
and State of Ohio, of the Hamilton Probate Court at a session thereof
held at the place aforesaid on the eighteenth day of November in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety two,
before the Honorable Howard Ferris sole Judge of said Court
The State of Ohio
Hamilton County ss:
Hamilton Probate Court
Be it remembered that on the eighteenth day of November in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety two, the
last will and testament of John P Davis late of this county,
deceased, was presented to this Court for probate record,
clothed in the words and figures following, to wit.

Probate Will John P Davis Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996, Hamilton, Wills, 1892-1893 vol 57-58, digital images, FamilySearch, http-::familysearch.org (- accessed 28 March 2014);Page 431
Will The last will and testament of John P Davis
I, John P. Davis being of sound mind and memory, do make this my
last will and testament, as follows;
First: It is my will, that my just debts, the expenses of my last sick
ness, and my funeral expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter
named.
Second, I given and devise to my son David Paul Davis and to his
heirs and assigns forever, the House and lot in the City of Cincin
nati, State of Ohio, located on the South side of Chestnut street
between Central Avenue and Joher street, and known as “No 15 Chest
nut street, subject nevertheless to a life estate in the one half (1/2)
of the net income of said house and lot, in favor of my son John
P. Davis, Jr. I will that the sole and exclusive management and
absolute control of said house and lot shall be and remain in
my said son David Paul Davis, who after the payment of all
necessary repairs, insurance premiums, taxes & other necessary
expenses, shall, during the lifetime of said John P. Davis, Jr., pay to
the said John one half of the net income of said house & lot in quarterly
installments. The other one half of said net income belongs to my son
David Paul Davis. After the death of my son John P. Davis, Jr., said house
and lot shall belong to my son David Paul Davis, his heirs and
assigns forever in fee simple.
Third. After the payment of my debts, I give and bequeath my house
hold furniture, and all my remaining personal property of whatsoever
nature & kind as follows; one half to my son David Paul Davis; the
other half to be divided equally by my Executor hereinbelow named,
into four parts between my son John P Davis, Jr, my son Gowen Paul Davis, my daughter Mrs Margaret P Edwards and my daughter Mrs
Martha P Diggins; this is to be done as soon afte rmy death as the law
of the State of Ohio permits. My personal property at present consists
of three mortgate notes of $700.00/100 each, due me from David Paul Davis
and other money, at present $1900.00/100, making in all at present Four
Thousand Dollars ($4000.00/100)
Fourth. My lot in Spring Grove Cemetery is to be used by David Paul
Davis & his heirs, and for the internment of John P Davis, Jr.
Fifth. I hereby nominate and appoint David Paul Davis, executor of
this my last will and testament, and request that no bond be required
of him as such Executor.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 24
day of October A. D. 1892
John P Davis Seal
The above instrument, was at the date thereof signed, published
and declared by the said John P Davis as and for his last will & tes
tament, in presence of us, who at his request & in his presence &
in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses
thereto.
Cincinnati O. October 24th 1892
Matthew M Gorston
William Strunk

Thereupon on the eighteen day of November one thousand eight hun
dred and ninety two, Matthew M Goroton and William Strunk the sub
scribing witness of the last will and testament of John P Davis, late
of this county, deceased, appeared in open Court, and were duly sworn and
examined according to law, touching the due execution of said will, and
their testimony therein was reduced to writing and filed in manner and form following, to wit:….

CHILDREN:

Margaret Davis (1846-1919) – married Edward R Edwards, moved to Norwood, Ohio [my ancestor]

John Davis (1850-????) – only record of him is the 1860 census

Gomer P Davis (1855-1938) – married Sarah Williams, worked as. U.S. mail agent

Thomas Davis (1857-????) – only record is the 1860 census

Mr David Paul Davis, The Cambrian, January 1889, OhioCambrian (http-::ohiocambrian.llgc.org.ukDavid Paul Davis (1859-1929) – married Jennie Elizabeth Jones, mail agent, railroad, featured in The Cambrian, Jan 1889,

Calvin P Davis (1861-1868) – died of dyptheria

Martha W Davis (1863-1943) – married Harry Mortimer Diggins

John Paul Davis (1868-1907) – married Catherine E Whitman

We’d love to find a birth record, marriage record, land records, naturalization records (there are many, many John P Davis’ listed….) and/or obituary for John or any newspaper articles that mention him!

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SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Hamilton County, Ohio, population schedule, Cincinnati, Page No 305, dwelling 1290, family 2614, John P Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 August 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Hamilton County, Ohio, population schedule, Cincinnati, Ward 8, Page 161 (penned), 183 (stamped), dwelling 712, family 1885, John P Davis; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 28 March 2014).

1880 United States Federal Census, Hamilton County, Ohio, population schedule, Cincinnati, enumeration district (ED) 163, Page No 8, dwelling 57, family 81, J P Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 May 2018).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 March 2014), John P Davis, Find A Grave Memorial# 57650193.

John P Davis; “Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996, Hamilton, Wills, 1892-1893 vol 57-58,” digital images, FamilySearch, http://familysearch.org(: accessed 28 March 2014); page 430-1, image 597.

“MR. DAVID PAUL DAVIS,” The Cambrian, January 1889, OhioCambrian(http://ohiocambrian.llgc.org.uk : accessed 12 January 2018); digital images.

“Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 October 2017), Jno P Davis.

(Spring Grove Cemetery), Spring Grove Cemeteries, digital images (http://www.springgrove.org/ : accessed 16 August 2017), John P Davis.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Elizabeth (Jones) Edwards of Aberystwyth (1814-1816), my 3rd great grandmother (Blog 32)

We don’t know much about Elizabeth Jones, of Bow Street, wife of Edward Edwards (Pencerdd Ceredigion), Aberystwyth and my third great grandmother.

She’s mentioned by name in her husband’s obituary which is where we’ve learned her last name and that she came from Bow Street.  Based on her death announcement and census records, we believe she was born about 1814.  We find her with Edward on 14 Popular Street in 1851 and again with him in the 1861 census.  She died on December 13, 1865 and has two obituaries, one in English which we can read, and one in Welch which we’ve translated thanks to some assistance from the Facebook Group “You Know You’re From Aberystwyth When….”

Death Elizabeth Jones Edwards Deaths, The Aberystwith Observer (Aberystwyth, Wales), 16 August 1865Deaths. …

On Tuesday, the 12th instant, aged 52 years,
Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Edward Edwards, of Great
Dark gate-street, in this town.

Obituary Mrs Edwards - Elizabeth Jones MARWOLAETHAU [Deaths], Baner ac Amserau Cymru (Denbigh, Wales), 20 December 1865

13eg, yn Aberystwyth, Mrs. Edwards, priod Mr E. Edwards (Pencerdd Cerddigion), yn 53 ecd.  Bu farw yn dawel, gan ymorphwys yn gyfangwbl ar haeddiant ei Phrynwr.

13th, in Aberystwyth, 13th, Mrs Edwards, wife of Mr E Edwards, (Pencerdd Ceredigion), 53 years old. She died peacefully, resting entirely in her Savior’s or Redeemer’s merit [according to the great folks from Aberystwyth this is an old religious reference”

So very glad to have found these obituaries — hoping to someday learn more about this Elizabeth Jones from Aberystwyth, Wales.  Note:  There is a Mary Jones buried in the same plot who died May 23, 1885 but we’re not sure if or how she’s related.

CHILDREN:

Mary Edwards (1841-1887) – married James Hughes

Ann Edwards (1842-1909) – well known Welch scholar, one of first women students to attend college in Aberystwyth

Edward R Edwards (1845-1923) – moved from Wales to Ohio where he married Margaret Davis. [my ancestor]

Elizabeth Edwards (1852-1899) – married Rev John Austin Jenkins

Jack John Edwards (1853-1943) – lived with his brother Edward in Ohio for a few years, then returned to Wales where he continued his father’s profession as a bookseller and stationer

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SOURCES:

“Death of Mr Edward Edwards,” The Cardigan Bay Visitor (Aberystwyth Wales), 25 September 1897; digital images, (http://newspapers.library.wales : accessed 5 August 2017).

“Deaths,” The Aberystwith Observer (Aberystwyth, Wales), 23 December 1865; digital images, The National Library of Wales(http://newspapers.library.wales : accessed 5 August 2017).

“England and Wales Census, 1841,”, database – index available via findmypast.co.uk, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 August 2017), Edward Edwards.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,”, database – index available via findmypast.co.uk, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 30 July 2017), Edward Edwards.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,”, database – index available via findmypast.co.uk, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 13 December 2017), Edward Edwards.

“MARWOLAETHAU [Deaths],” Baner ac Amserau Cymru (Denbigh, Wales), 20 December 1865; digital images, British Library Newspapers(galegroup.com : accessed 3 August 2017).

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mercy (Rose) (Shackford) Newell (1795-1875) “OUR MOTHER” (Blog 31)

My third great grandmother, Mercy Rose, the daughter of Eber and Elizabeth (Green) Rose was born on January 24, 1795 in Newburyport.  She was their second daughter named Mercy – the first Mercy was born in 1792 and died in 1793.

Mercy was 17 when she married 22 year old William Shackford, son of Levi and Tampson (Greenleaf) Shackford.  They had ten children, nine (ages 1-19) who were living when William, a mason, died of pleurisy on May 15, 1831.  We don’t know how Mercy supported her large family after William died — this may be why on January 18, 1834, she married Joseph Newell who was thirty years her senior.  In 1850 Joseph was head of household with Mercy and children Abner and Emeline in the home but by 1855 Mercy was living in her son Abner’s home with son Thomas.  Joseph died shortly thereafter in Boston at the age of 89 of old age in Brookline, Massachusetts on October 31, 1856.

After Joseph’s death, Mercy lived with her son-in-law Edward Cushing and her daughter Louise in Weymouth.  In 1865 she was living with her son-in-law Joel Whittemore and daughter Caroline along with son Abner.  Death Record Mercy Rose Shackford NewellMercy died on March 21, 1875 of old age at the age of 80 in Brookline.

Gravestone Mercy Rose Shackford Newell

Gravestone Image Taken by Jacki who Graciously Gave Her Permission to Share 

She is buried near her son Thomas in Weymouth, Massachusetts with a gravestone which states “OUR MOTHER”.  We haven’t found an obituary for Mercy yet — we are honoring her life with this blog.

CHILDREN:

William Brown Shackford (1812-1866) – married Catherine T Mullett

Joseph Shackford (1814-1839)

Thomas Shackford (1815-1874)

Abner Shackford (1817-1818)

Mary B Shackford (1819-1841)

Louisa Shackford (1821-1882) – married Edward Cushing

Caroline Elizabeth Shackford (1823-1877) -married Lebbeus H Varney, Joel Whittemore, and Charles Lewis Palmer

Abner R Shackford (1827-1900) – married Georgianna Whittemore

Lucinda W Shackford (1828-1839)

Emeline Shackford (1830-1910) – married Peter Cushing

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SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, no page number, dwelling 783 family 1214; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 March 2014).

1855 Massachusetts State Census, Suffolk County, population schedule, Boston, Ward 10, page 30 (penned), dwelling 180, family 210, Abner Shackford; digital images, Family Search(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 23 October 2013).

1860 United States Federal Census, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Weymouth, page 65-2?, dwelling 1424, family 1645, Edward Cushing; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 July 2014).

1865 Massachusetts Census, Suffolk County, population census, Boston, Ward 11, Page 23-19, dwelling 2200, family 3434, Joel Whitteman; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 March 2014).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 July 2017), Mercy Rose Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 94226790.

“Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 July 2017), Joseph Newell.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Marcy Rose, 24 January 1795; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, p. 427, NEWBURYPORT MARRIAGES William, and Mercy Rose, Mar. 19, 1812, ; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 July 2013); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , William Shackford, 15 May 1831; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2018); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records..

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Joseph Newell m Mercy Shackford, 18 January 1834; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 July 2017); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

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