Sunday’s Obituary – Eugene Wuichet (1839-1915) (Blog 20)

MEMORIAL TO EUGENT WUICHET, Lumber World Review, Jan 25, 1916 Photo

Lumber World Review, Jan 25, 1916

Eugene Wuichet, the son of Jean Jacques Louis and Sabine (Dutoit) Wuichet was born in Dayton, Ohio on Jan 20, 1839.  He followed his father’s occupation of stone mason and then began working in the lumber business under Alexander Gebhart.

Eugene married Helen Blanche LaRose on October 15, 1863 and then on May 2, 1864 enlisted in the 131st Infantry Regiment as a Private where he served until August 25, 1864.  He then returned to Dayton where he became a partner of Alex Gebhart and the President of the lumber company.   He became a partner in the business, President and Director of multiple Dayton banks, and was involved in multiple charitable organizations.

Eugene died in Dayton on December 18, 1915 and was buried in the Woodland Cemetery.  His obituary was shared in multiple lumber magazines describing him as one of the most lovable men in the lumber trade with a strong faith in God and man.  We’ve selected one of the many obituaries that appeared in multiple lumber journals, and included the others as sources.

EUGENE WUICHET., Lumber World Review, Jan 10, 1916

Lumber World Review, Jan 10, 1916

EUGENE WUICHET

The death of Eugene Wuichet, one of the lead-
ing lumberman of Dayton, O., and father of Louis
Wuihet, the prominent Chicago lumber dealer, oc-
curred at Dayton, December 18. Mr. Wuichet, who
was seventy-seven years of age, was the son of
J.L. Wuichet, who emigrated to this country from
France in the early part of the nineteenth cen-
tury. [Note:  Believe Eugene’s father was actually born in Switzerland, jsp]. As a youth Mr. Wuichet assisted his father
in the stone-cutting trade, but later became con-
nected with Alexander Gebhart and continued
with that concern from the age of seventeen
years, finally becoming a partner and later con-
ducting the business which was operated as the
Gebhart-Wuichet Lumber Co. Aside from his lum-
ber interests, Mr. Wuichet was president of the
Merchants National Bank of Dayton, vice-presi-
dent of the Mercantile Home and Savings Asso-
ciation, and a director of the Dayton Savings &
Trust Co. He is survived by his widow and six
children, three sons, Louis Wuichet, of Chicago,
Edward and Alexander Wuichet, of Dayton; Mrs.
Homer Ireland, of Dayton; Mrs. Harvey Edwards,
of Chicago, and Mrs. D. P. McLelland, of Chicago.
Eugene Wuichet was one of the most popular
lumbermen of the Buckeye state and his reputation
was of the highest character He was prominent
in association circles and his advice and counsel
were frequently sought by lumbermen in all walks
of life. His loss to the lumber trade is irreparable.

CHILDREN:

Louis Wuichet (1864-1932) – married Frances Ansley West, moved to Chicago, lumber business

Edward Wuichet (1868-1947) – married Martha Alice French, president of Union Storage company

Alexander Gebhart Wuichet (1870-1932) – married Nellie May Umbenauer, served as Sergeant in Spanish-American War, worked in lumber yard

Harriet Wuichet (1874-1951) – married Homer Allen Ireland

Blanche LaRose Wuichet (1876-1963) – married Harvey Gates Edwards:  My family line

Eugenie Wuichet (1882-1964) – married David Phillips McLellend

Eugene was mentioned in the applications of at least three individuals to the Daughters of the American Revolution – his daughters Blanche Wuichet Edwards, Harriet Wuichet Ireland, and Anabel Ireland Janssen based on the service of John Jacob LaRose, his wife’s great grandfather.

We have DNA matches with multiple descendants of Eugene and thank those who have responded to requests for additional information about this family line.

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, Montgomery County, Ohio, population schedule, Dayton, dwelling 2912, family 2956, James L Witchet; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 17 December 2017).

1860 United States Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio, population schedule, Dayton, Page 165-166, dwelling 1219, family 1265, G F Winchet; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 17 December 2017).

1870 United States Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio, population schedule, Dayton, Page No 44, dwelling 329, family 374, Ugien Wuchet; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 20 October 2017).

1880 United States Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio, population schedule, Dayton, enumeration district (ED) 158, Page No 53, dwelling 457, family 565, Eugene Waychet; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 April 2018).

1900 United States Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio, population schedule, Dayton City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 72, Sheet No 1 (penned) 172A (stamped), 814 Wayne Ave, dwelling 5, family 6, Eugene Wuichet; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 1 July 2014).

1910 United States Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio, population schedule, Dayton, enumeration district (ED) 105, Sheet No 16A, dwelling 33, family 33, Eugene Wuichet; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 April 2018).

Augsbury Mary Ellis and Sarah Hall Johnston, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume XLI 40001-4100 1902(Washington D. C., 1915), page 217-8; digital images, Google Books(http://books.google.com : accessed 20 July 2017.

“EUGENE WUICHET.,” Lumber World Review, Jan 10, 1916, HathiTrust(www.babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 21 April 2018); digital images.

“EUGENE WUICHET,” The St. Louis Lumberman, Jan 1, 1916; page 59-60, digital images, Google Books(books.google.com : accessed 21 April 2018).

“MEMORIAL TO EUGENT WUICHET,” Lumber World Review, Jan 25, 1916, HathiTrust(www.babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 21 April 2018); digital images.

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, , Eugene Wuichet, 18 December 1915; digital images, FamilySearch(http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 June 2014).

Ohio, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997, , Eugene Wuichett and Helen Blanch LaRose, 15 October 1863; digital images, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 11 June 2014).

“Ohio, Soldier Grave Registrations, 1804-1958,” database – link to Fold3, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 April 2018), Eugene A. Wuichet.

“U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles,” database, Ancestry(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 April 2018), Eugene Wuichet.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com(www/ancestry.com : accessed 21 April 2018), Eugene Wuichet, 1896, Dayton, Ohio.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com(www/ancestry.com : accessed 21 April 2018), Eugene Wuichet, 1904, Dayton, Ohio.

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My Fourth Great Grandmother of Ontario – Fanny VanDusen – Discovered Due to Her Nephew’s Book Written in 1912 (Blog 19)

We have to thank Captain Albert Harrison VanDeusen for this document, the only source that we can currently find mentioning Fanny VanDusen, my fourth great grandmother.  Albert who was born in Sophiasburg, Ontario immigrated to the United States where he served in the military died in 1918 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Albert spent many years researching and documenting his family history in multiple books to include Van Deursen Family, Volume 1 which includes the following description of Fanny.  We haven’t found any of the sources on which Albert based this information but since Fanny was his aunt, we suspect he had access to quality information.  We’re hoping that Albert left some of his source material behind in an archive or with a family member and someday we’ll be able to find his original sources but in the mean time we’ll be sharing his research that documents this family line.

Fanny VanDusen Van Deusen Albert Harrison, Van Deursen Family, Volume 1 (Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1912), page 258

Van Deursen Family, Volume 1, page 258

381 FANNY VAN DUSEN, dau of (202) Casper Van
Dusen and Hannah May Shorts of Sophiasburg, Ont.; b. Dec.
5, 1792, in Adolphustown, Ont.; d May 24, 1857; m (1st)
by Stephen Conger, J. P., Jan. 12, 1813, to Levi Bates, of
Hamilton, Ont.; b. April 8, 1783; d Oct. 4, 1847; (2d) May
29, 1855, John Bennett. Both husbands were farmers.
Res: Near Cobourg, Ont.

Fanny VanDusen Van Deusen Albert Harrison, Van Deursen Family, Volume 1 (Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1912), page 259

Van Deursen Family, Volume 1, page 259

Children, all by first husband:
i Mary Bates, b Dec. 10, 1815; d Oct. 6, 1831.
ii Elizabeth Bates, b Dec. 10, 1815; d Jan 18, 1830.
iii Nancy Bates, b Apr. 23, 1818; d June 29, 1850; Oct.
7, 1840, Jonathan Densmore; d Dec. 18, 1874; res
Marion, Mich.; oc merchant. Issue: Harriet Dens-
more, b June 14, 1842; m July 12, 1870, Alexander
Ross; Levi Benson Densmore, b Feb 26, 1845; m June
28, 1877, Ada English; Jonathan Densmore, b Apr. 25,
1849; m. June 28, 1877, Sarah Martin.
iv James Bates, b June 8, 1820; d. Oct 20, 1822
v A son, b July 4; d July 5, 1822
vi Jasper Bates, b Sept. 30, 1823; m Oct. 6, 1846, Eliza
Brown; no children
vii Rosannah Bates, b July 16, 1826; d July 12, 1835
viii A son, b Feb. 11, 1827; d same day
ix Levi Bates, b Mar. 4; d Nov. 12, 1831

Note:  The VanDusen name has many variations – Van Dusen, Van Duesen, VanDuesen, Van Duersen, VanDeursen.

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:

Van Deusen Albert Harrison, Van Deursen Family, Volume 1(Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1912), page 258-9; digital images, Google Books(http://books.google.com

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Sunday’s Obituary – Philena Ninetta (Carpenter) English (1827-1915) – 3rd Great Grandmother (Blog 18)

Philena Ninetta (Carpenter) English, the daughter of Austin Burk and Catherine (Sprague) Carpenter was born on July 15, 1827 in Ontario, Canada.  Philena was 24 when she married Rev John English in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario on June 22, 1852.  He was a Methodist minister who moved many times serving many churches across Ontario — Newcastle (1853), Stoney Creek (1854-5), Grimsby (1856-1857), Milford (1860-2), Marysburgh (1861), Madoc (1865-7), St Patrick (1871), and finally before 1881, Cobourg where they settled for a longer period of time.  During these many moves, Philena cared for at least ten children and filled the important role of pastor’s wife.  After John died in 1903, Philena stayed in Cobourgh but later moved to Dayton, Ohio where she resided with her son until her death at the age of 85 of bronchitis on January 4, 1915.  She was buried at the Union Cemetery in Cobourg, Canada.

A very elegant picture of Philena, a copy of her marriage certificate, and other documents can be seen at Ancestry thanks to other descendents.  We do note that some Ancestry users have attached this couple to an 1855 census in Cattarus, NY but do not believe this is correct as that couple is showing born in that town and the census is not showing Ada Kate and Augusta who were already born but does list a different child.

We wish to thank the Cobourg library for sharing a copy of Philena’s obituary which listed the names of seven of her children who were living at the time of her death.

Obituary Mrs John English

Cobourg World, 22 Jan 1915

OBITUARY
The Late Mrs. John English
Mrs. John English, widow of the late
Rev. John English, passed into Life
Eternal on Monday, Jan 4th, 1915. She
was in her eighty-eighth year and far
a goodly number of those years she had
lived in Cobourg. She is the last of
the family of the late A. B. Carpenter,
who was one of Cobourg’s oldest resi-
dents.
It would seem as though Our Father
had granted her all she wanted. About
a year ago while visiting some of the
family in Lakewod, Ohio, she was ill;
at that time she expressed the wish
that she might be spared to go to the
homes of the rest of the family. Her
wish was granted and then without
suffering she went to that Home where
there is no more pain or death.
She passed away at the home of her
son, A. C. English, Dayton, Ohio. She
is survived by seven children (Mrs.
A. K. Densmore, Mrs. A. Allen, A. C.
English, Mrs. W. B Miller, J. Engish,
C. F. English, and Mrs T. G. Hayes).
A funeral service was held at the
house at which Mrs. A. Allen, Mrs. W.
B. Miller, Mr. and Mrs A. C. Eng-
lish, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. English, Mrs.
W. A. McBurney, granddaughter, and
the children of A. C. English were
present. Her favorite hymns were
sung, one “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God
Almighty,” took most of us back to
the old Methodist church, Cobourgh,
where we had sung that hymn so often.
Rev. Mr. Dunham conducted the ser-
vice after which the body started on
its last trip to Cobourg. According to
her wishes the daughters were not to
take the journey to Cobourg. She felt
it would be a sorrowful journey and
the sons were better able to take it.
She has now entered into that life
for which we all live.

CHILDREN:

Ada Kate English (1853-1943) – married Levi Benson Densmore – moved to Michigan – my family line – Ada passed her mother’s name to her daughter — Eleanor Philena Densmore

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

Austin Carpenter English (1856-1947) – married Bessie S Sellman, had interesting occupation in the 1881 census – exploring Co N West.  I share DNA with some of his descendents.

Agnes Philena English (1858-1944) – married Ward Beecher Miller, moved to Michigan, Ohio, Florida, then Andrews, North Carolina

John English – (1860-????) – farmer, then civil engineer, may have moved to Chilliwack, British Columbia

Charles Forsythe English (1862-1928) – married Frances Lewis, moved to Traverse, Michigan

Minnie English (1864-1869)

Margaret English (1866-1943) – married Thomas George Hayes, moved to Michigan – I share DNA with some of her descendents.

Etta English (1868-1886)

Frederick English (1874-1891)

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:

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, Cobourg, Northumberland West, enumeration district (ED) Cobourg, Page 51, dwelling 245, family 261, Rev John English; digital images, MyHeritage Library Edition (https://myheritagelibraryedition.com : accessed 27 February 2018).

“1891 Canada MyHeritage,” digital image, MyHeritage (myheritagelibraryedition.com : accessed 27 February 2018), Rev John English; dwelling 241.

“Canada Census 1901,”, database, FamilySearch (www.FamilySearch.org : accessed 14 February 2018), Philana English.

“The Late Mrs. John English,” Cobourg World (Cobourg, Ontario), 8 January 1915; digital images, Cobourg Library (index) (http://cobourg.news.halinet.on.ca : accessed 14 February 2018); thankfully, a copy shared by Cobourgh Library.

The Minutes of Twelve Annual Conferences of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada from 1846 to 1857 Inclusive, Vol II (Toronto: Anson Green, 1863), 222; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 18 February 2018.

“OBITUARY The Late Mrs John English,” Cobourg World (Cobourg, Ontario), 22 January 1915; digital images, Cobourg Library (index) (http://cobourg.news.halinet.on.ca : accessed 14 February 2018); Cobourg Library.

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, , Philana Nancy English, 4 January 1915; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 14 February 2018).

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 15 February 2018), John English.

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My Hunt for Ancestor Stories Using DNA Matches (Blog 17)

Ethnicity Results Joanne

My AncestryDNA Ethnicity Estimates

A few months ago I received back my DNA results from Ancestry (I’d waited for a sale to do my DNA test). My ethnicity estimates mostly match what I know about my ancestors as I can trace many distant ancestors to Great Britain and Wales but at this time I have no knowledge of any Scandinavia ancestors.  Also I definitely can trace a significant line on my father’s side back to Switzerland and wonder if that 4% represents the right percentage.  But I do understand that these estimates are based on statistics, shared DNA, and continuing research that is still in it’s early stages so I won’t dwell too much on the details of this overview ethnicity report.

I’m personally more interested in using the DNA results to find shared ancestors to see if we can collaborate on researching and telling the stories of my ancestors.  My Ancestry summary report currently shows 68 shared ancestors and 667 4th cousins or closer – far more than I expected!  (This image will help me keep track of the numbers as there were 66 shared ancestors about two weeks ago).

Ancestry DNA for blog

I’m in the midst of reaching out to these 68 people with whom I share an Ancestor Hint – they are individuals with whom I share DNA and who have shared a tree at Ancestry that links to them and includes an ancestor that we share in common.  Over the past month I’ve been reviewing their shared trees, adding some collateral lines (siblings of my direct ancestors), reaching out to these new cousins, and in many cases using this new information to find more sources about my ancestors.   Some of the trees folks have shared online have taught me a lot more about my ancestors (the records of the children often have names of parents which helps verify relationships).  In a very few cases the information just doesn’t seem to match available sources so in those situations, I’ve written to the person with what seems like an error in their tree asking if they have any sources for the tree they’ve shared as the siblings that they show who don’t appear in any records.  Some folks get back to me, others don’t but that’s just fine as they might not be into research at this time in their lives.

I still have a lot to learn about using DNA for genealogy and thank those who write blogs about using these tools and those who answer questions posted on DNA focused Facebook pages.

I’ve also tested at FamilyTreeDNA (results were returned yesterday) and I already found a match with a descendent from Elias Cranmer and Hannah Sprague and think I found my first shared Shackford ancestor there already!

For the next few months want to refocus on sharing the fascinating stories of those ancestors I have discovered.  Just have to accept that I don’t have to get the research totally completed as these are blogs that can always be updated when I learn more.

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!

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Wedding Wednesday – Elias Cranmer and Hannah Spragg Married March 21, 1821 (3rd great grandparents) (Blog 16)

Our first record of Elias Cranmer and Hannah Sprague, my third great grandparents, describes their marriage in Manahawkin, New Jersey on March 22, 1821:

Marriage Elias Cranmer Hannah Sprague

Page 77

To the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the county
of Monmouth in the State of New Jersey, I Samuel Gray
one of the Justices of the Peace, in and for said County, Do hereby certify, that on the twenty second day of March 1821 at Manahawkin in said County I married Elias Cranmer and Hannah Spragg, both of said county and then did Pronounce Man and Wife, agreeably to the laws of this state
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand the
day and year above written. Samuel Gray

We find Elias and Hannah along with some of the children listed in the 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 census records in Stafford and Seder Run (also spelled Ceder Run) with Elias working as a laborer and farmer with personal property valued at $200-$600.

Hannah died on October 22, 1876.  Her death record lists her father as Joseph Sprague and her mother as Rebecca. She was buried at the Beach Avenue Cemetery in Manahawin, New Jersey.  Her gravestone reads : OUR MOTHER, HANNAH, Wife of, Elias Cranmer, Died Oct 22 1872, Aged 70 years, 6? Mos, 15 days, words at the bottom of the stone difficult to read.  We presume that the information from the stone is what was used for folks to calculate a birth date of Nov 7, 1801.

We’re not sure when Elias died.  The death record attached to him lists a date of April 1876 but that record states an Elias age 45 and this Elias would be 75.  Either there is a mistake in the transcription of this document and it should say 75 or this record belongs to a different Elias.  Unfortunately at this time we can only access the transcribed version of the document.

According to Ancestry DNA, I share ancestors Elias and Hannah with a three others and have discovered some of his children and some additional sources via correspondence with those folks (thanks for sharing!!!).  We’re currently reviewing sources to learn more about Elias, Hannah, and their children focusing at the moment on the New Jersey Courier which is accessible via the Ocean County Library online.  It’s a bit of a project due to the various spelling of the name Cranmer — Cramer, Crammer, Craumer, etc.

CHILDREN: (still in a state of review)

Nathan Cranmer (1822-1892) – married Sarah Ann Cranmer, worked as teaming & farmer

Harriet Cranmer (1824-1907) – married Samuel Cook

Mary Ann Cranmer (1824-1864) – married Stacy Conklin

Michael W Cranmer (1830-1872) – married Margaret A Havens, died of typhoid fever at age of 42 leaving many. young children

Job C Cranmer (1833-1921) – married Margaretta Cranmer

Melinda Cranmer (1835-1901) – married George W Patterson [my direct ancestor]

Sarah Elizabeth Cranmer (1839-1918) – married Charles Pitman Conklin

Walter H Cranmer (1840-1912)

Lewis A Cranmer (1840-1869) – married Susan Carr

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:

1840 United States Federal Census, Monmoouth County, New Jersey, population schedule, Somerset, Elias C Cranmer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018).

1850 United States Federal Census, Ocean County, New Jersey, population schedule, Stafford, Page No 102 (penned) 52 (stamped), dwelling 249, family 258, Elias Cranmer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 January 2018).

1860 United States Federal Census, Ocean County, New Jersey, population schedule, Sedar Run Stafford, Page No 15, dwelling 108, family 108, Elias Cranmer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 January 2018).

1870 United States Federal Census, Ocean County, New Jersey, population schedule, Stafford, Page No 17, dwelling 139, familiy 138, Elias Cranmer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 January 2018).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 January 2018), Hannah Cranmer,.

“New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 January 2018), Hannah Cranmer.

“New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965,” index, Ancestry (: accessed 12 January 2018), Elias Cranmer m Hannah Spragg.

(updated 4/17/18 to mention that there are there shared matches on ancestry; 1/24/18 — removed Ephraim as there were no sources showing these parents)

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Shared Ancestor Darius Cranmer/Cramer and Sarah Ann Cramer (Blog 15)

We found another shared ancestor on Ancestry – Darius Cranmer, the eldest son of Charles Cranmer and Mary Gaskill.  We share 24.7 centimorgans of DNA with one of of his decendents.

Shared Ancestor Darius Cranmer

Darius whose last name is sometimes listed as Cranmer and other times as Cramer, was born on Dec 8, 1808.  He married Sarah Ann Cramer, the daughter of Daniel S Cramer and Charlotte Loveland in Burlington, New Jersey on Jan 3, 1833.  In 1850 he was living in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was working as a laborer and had $600 in personal assets.

Darius died at the age of 50 on Sept 17, 1859 in Bass River, New Jersey.  His wife Sarah was appointed administratrix and during probate documented personal property valued at $1017.50.

Darius’ wife Sarah married Daniel Mathis after Aug 31, 1860 when she was listed in the census with eight of her eight children. In the 1870 she is listed in the census with Daniel and three of her children who are listed with the last name Mathis in the census even though they kept the Cramer name.  Sarah lived to the age of 80 and died on May 27, 1897.  She is buried next to her husband in the Hillside Cemetery in New Gretna, New Jersey.

In 1872, Daniel’s father Charles left Daniel’s eight living children the place where his son Thomas Cranmer had lived which was also known as the Cavleer’s place which was on 100 acres.

Note:  The typed transcription of thewill mentions eight children and lists five boys and four girls.  We hope to find a copy of the original to check but believe that the girls who are written out in the transcription as Lovina, Sara, Anna, & Emma may possible be Lovina, Sara Ann & Emma which would then total eight children.

CHILDREN:

Lovina M Cramer (1833-1894) – married Chalkey Cranmer who died in 1855, then married Amasa Mathis.  Lived in New Gretna [my direct ancestor]

William G Cranmer (1837-1912) – married Mary Frances Maxwell

Charles Henry Cramer (1839-1904) – married Sarah Jane Maxwell

Mary Elizabeth Cramer (1842-1862) – married William H Mathis, had died before her grandfather wrote his will so is not listed in the will.

Caleb S Cramer (1844-1912) – married Mary J Robins

Sarah Ann Cranmer (1847-1915) – married John F Hickman

Emma M Cranmer (1852-1917) – married Morris Carlile Gaskill

Chalkey Sears Cramer (1855-1929) – married Carolyn Frances Johnson

Daniel D Cramer (1858-1930) – married Anna Adams

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, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Egg Harbor Township, page 716 (penned), dwelling 308, family 311, Darius Cramer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 January 2018).

1860 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Egg Harbor, Page No 55, dwelling 392, family 409, Sarah; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 January 2018).

1870 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, , Daniel Mathis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 January 2018).

Bass River Township, NJ History (http://www.bassriverhistory.org : http://www.bassriverhistory.org/uploads/6/8/7/1/6871754/charles_cramer_will-_1870.pdf, accessed 14 January 2018), A COPY OF THE LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF CHARLES CRANMER, SIGNED & SEALED THE 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER A.D. 1870.
[Typed by John Pearce from a hand written transcription by John Milton Adams.].

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 January 2018), Darius Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 53364918.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 January 2018), Sarah Ann Cramer Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 53364979.

“New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 December 2017), Darius Cramer m. Sarah Cranmer.

“New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 January 2018), Derias Crammer.

“New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 January 2018), Darius Cranmer.

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Thank You Charles Cranmer/Cramer for Listing Your Children and Many of Your Grandchildren in Your Will! (Blog 14)

Shared Ancestor Charles CranmerCharles Cranmer (or Cranmer – it’s spelled both ways in multiple documents), my fourth grandfather showed up on my list of Ancestry DNA shared ancestors with a match to three others with whom I share DNA.

New Jersey SAR Application Isaac CranmerCharles Henry Adare Jr’s 1945 application for membership in the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution based on the service of Charles’ father Isaac Cranmer lists Charles as the son of Isaac and Dorcas (Adams) Cranmer.

We believe Charles was born about 1788 based upon the 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records and that he worked as a master farmer and at the age of 81 listed the occupation of gentleman.

Charles married Mary Gaskill on April 6, 1809.

Will of Charles CranmerWe haven’t found the original digital images of Charles’ will which was written on Nov 3, 1870 but thankfully John Milton Adams transcribed the will, John Pearce typed it and someone saved the typed version on the Bass River Township, NJ History Website!

We encourage others researching Charles to review this wonderful transcription which lists all twelve of Charles’ children and the grandchildren of those who were deceased before the will was written. The will also lists tracts of land which were left to his children and grandchildren.  We haven’t yet reviewed this aspect of the will yet and also just found documents pertaining to Charles’ probate records showing the final accounting dated April 1874 which we haven’t yet reviewed.

Charles died on Sept 29, 1872 in Bridgeport, New Jersey and his wife Mary died on May 12, 1873. They were buried in Hillside Cemetery, New Gretna, New Jersey.

While working on this blog, we discovered that we had incorrectly documented the children of Charles.  We’ve since cleared up our documentation on both Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.  We hope that with this blog we can encourage others to update their documentation on these family lines and share any additional information they know of these family lines.

CHILDREN:

Darius Cranmer (1808-1858) – married Sarah Ann Cramer [my ancestral line – during the research on Charles, I found his probate records so will write more about him in the future]

Lavina Cranmer (1810-1882) – married John Carter

Isaac F Cranmer (1812-1863) – married Elizabeth Haines

William Sears Cranmer (1813-1873) – married Catherine Leek

Aaron G Cranmer (1813-1889) – married Ann Elizabeth Mott & Rebecca

Dorcas Tabitha Cranmer (1818-1853) – married John Smith Cranmer

Uriah Cranmer (1819-1949) – married Sarah S Haines

Edith Eliza Cranmer (1821-1902) – married John W Cranmer

Samuel B Cranmer (1822-1855) – married Ruth Elmy Lamson

Mary Ann Cranmer (1824-1860) – married William G Adams

Charles Burris Cramer (1828-1879) – married Ellen T Adams

Thomas Allen Cramer (1830-1864) – married Rebecca Ann

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, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Egg Harbour, page 168, dwelling 254, family 287, Charles Cramer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018).

1860 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Egg Harbor, Page No 3, dwelling 21, family 22, Charles Crammer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018).

1870 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Bass River, Page No 18, dwelling 140, family 140, Charles Cramer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018).

Bass River Township, NJ History (http://www.bassriverhistory.org : http://www.bassriverhistory.org/uploads/6/8/7/1/6871754/charles_cramer_will-_1870.pdf, accessed 14 January 2018), A COPY OF THE LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF CHARLES CRANMER, SIGNED & SEALED THE 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER A.D. 1870.
[Typed by John Pearce from a hand written transcription by John Milton Adams.].

“New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 July 2017), Charles Cramer.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2018), Charles Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 5697479.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 January 2018), Mary Gaskill Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 5697465.

“Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the Office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901 Vol I Index of Wills,” images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2018), Charles Cramer.

“New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 January 2018), Charles Cramer m Mary Gaskill.

“New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 January 2018), Charles Cramer.

“U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018), Application Charles; Application of Charles Henry Adare Jr based on service of Isaac Cranmer.

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