Monday, July 31, 2017

Which Mary Was the Mother of Benjamin Albertson?


Yesterday I wrote about my 5th great-grandfather, Benjamin Albertson and his two wives named Mary. I believe that Benjamin married Mary Small in 1760, then married a second time to Mary Wyatt in 1769. I had come to this conclusion a number of years ago and asked for a second opinion from Raymond Winslow, a well-respected North Carolina researcher. He agreed it appeared probable. But then he noted that to determine which Mary was my ancestor, I needed to try to find when my 4th great-grandfather, Benjamin Albertson, was born. Was he born before or after 1769?

Of course the births of the children of Benjamin and Mary (both of them) are not recorded in the Quaker records. So using the suggestion of Mr. Winslow, I researched the 1800 to 1830 censuses for Perquimans County North Carolina to try to discover the approximate date for Benjamin's birth.

I located a Benjamin Albertson that I believe was my 4th gt-grandfather in the 1800, 1810 and 1820 censuses. When his son was married in 1824 it stated his father was deceased, so he was not in 1830. Since those censuses do not give an age, but a range, my calculations have to be an approximate. These are the results:
1800 -- age 16-26 = birthdate 1774 - 1784
1810 -- age 26-45 = birthdate 1765 - 1784
1820 -- age 26-45 = birthdate 1775 - 1794
Using all these censuses together it indicates he was born between 1775 and 1784. Therefore he would have been born after 1769 and his mother was Mary Wyatt. I do have one more clue to substantiate this belief. One of Benjamin's grandsons was named Nathan Wyatt Albertson.

But what about Benjamin's brothers and sisters. How do they fit? I will try to write about that tomorrow.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

More Questions About Benjamin Albertson 1739 - 1800


Yesterday I wrote about my 5th great-grandfather, Benjamin Albertson and his date of birth. He has seemed to give me more problems about his records.

I noted that the records at the Quaker Suttons Creek Monthly Meeting include this section about Benjamin and his wife's birth and death.

You will notice that his wife's name was shown as Mary Albertson. Now I need to find out what her maiden name was. So I should be able to check the marriage records and find the answer to this question. But Benjamin didn't want to cooperate with me.

In Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, in the section for Perquimans Monthly Meeting, pg 34, I found the following entries in the Albertson section:
1760, 2, 6. Benjamin rmt Mary Small.
1769, 3, 1. Benjamin rmt Mary Wyatt.
Going to the section for neighboring Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, pg 127, I found this:
1766, 11,19. Benjamin, of Peruqimans MM, rmt Sarah Nixon.

Well, how many Benjamin Albertsons were there in that area in that time period? Checking the families I discovered that Aaron and Ann (Gilbert) Albertson had a son named Benjamin (my ancestor) and William and Sarah (Pritchard) Albertson had a son named Benjamin. Aaron and William were brothers and these 2 Benjamins were cousins. I could find just the 2 men named Benjamin.

We can see from the Sutton Creek record that our Benjamin's wife was a Mary. His will probated in Nov 1800 lists his wife as Mary. His cousin's will was probated in May 1802 with no wife named. But Sutton Creek records show that Sarah the wife of Benjamin died in the 8th month of 1801.

The will of Jacob Wyatt of Perquimans County was probated July 1788 and he names a daughter as Mary, wife of Benjamin Albertson. Since this was after the marriage of 1769 it seems evident to me that my Benjamin first married Mary Small in 1760 and she probably died and he married second to Mary Wyatt in 1769 and she is the one who is shown in the above record from Suttons Creek.

Now the question is, when was my ancestor, Benjamin's son Benjamin, born? I need to try to find the answer to this so I can see which Mary was my ancestor. I will try to give an answer to that question tomorrow.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ancestor Birthday - July 29th - Benjamin Albertson 1739 - 1800


I must confess that my 5th great-grandfather, Benjamin Albertson has been giving me problems about the correct date of his birth. The change in the calendar in 1752 and the Quaker use of numbers rather than names for months has given me a challenge.

In the Quaker Perquimans Monthly Meeting records I found the following birth record for he and his siblings, the children of Aaron and Ann (Gilbert) Albertson.

He was the youngest child and this seems to say he was born on the 18th of the 5th month in 1739. Since this was before the calendar change, that would make the month July.

Then after he died the records at the Quaker Suttons Creek Monthly Meeting included this section about Benjamin and his wife's birth and death.

Here it states he was born the 29th of the 7th month 1739 old stile. Since this was written after the calendar change in 1752 it seems to indicate he was born on the 29th of the 7th month which would have been September under the "old style."

So he was born either on the 18th or 29th and either in the 5th month (July) or 7th month (September). It more probable that the Perquimans Monthly Meeting records were written first, since Suttons Creek Monthly Meeting was not divided from Perquimans until 1794. So because of that maybe I should choose July and believe the Suttons Creek clerk got confused. But then which day is correct, 18th or 29th. Notice there are 11 days difference. Look at a representation of the calendar for September in 1752 when the new calendar took effect.
In order to get the calendar back in sync 11 days were omitted. Maybe the clerk tried to account for that or maybe it was Benjamin. Maybe he was following the lead of the president. The story has been reported that George Washington was born 11 Feb 1731, but after the calendar change his birthday was celebrated on the 22nd of February.

So if I choose the Perquimans record for the month (July) and use the later day (29th) that would make today when I celebrate his birthday.

Friday, July 28, 2017

My Diamond Aged Ancestors

My Diamond Aged Ancestors

As I celebrated my 75th birthday a few years ago I was interested in which of my ancestors also had lived to at least 75 years old. The diamond is the gem associated with a 75th anniversary, so I have chosen it to remember these ancestors. Following is a listing of the ancestors through my 3rd gt-grandparents that I have identified as living at least 75 years. I am using the maiden names for the women.

Name
Relationship
Birth
Death
Age at Death
Lester Oran Albertson
father
1907
2004
96
Florence Edna Bond
grandmother
1891
1979
87
Lafayette Pierce Smalley
gt-grandfather
1858
1946
87
Rosa Ella Shipman
gt-grandmother
1863
1954
90
Ludwig Falk
gt-grandfather
1815
1899
83
Benjamin Albertson
2nd gt-grandfather
1826
1908
82
Rebecca Hartley
2nd gt-grandmother
1818
1908
89
Joshua Rodney Shipman
2nd gt-grandfather
1840
1918
78
Solomon Bond
2nd gt-grandfather
1819
1900
80
Huldah Hayes
2nd gt-grandmother
1827
1903
76
Commodore Perry O'Neal
2nd gt-grandfather
1835
1919
84
Nathan Albertson
3rd gt-grandfather
1801
1883
82
Phariby Nicholson
3rd gt-grandmother
1803
1888
85
Elias Marsh
3rd gt-grandfather
1788
1871
82
Isaac Hockett
3rd gt-grandfather
1791
1872
81
Thomas Hartley
3rd gt-grandfather
1767
1843
75
Elizabeth Eakins
3rd gt-grandmother
1802
1881
79
Joseph Lester Shipman
3rd gt-grandfather
1807
1893
86
Sarah Chastain
3rd gt-grandmother
1797
1875
77
William Logsdon England
3rd gt-grandfather
1802
1893
91

If you check the chart you can see there are 20 diamond ages ancestors listed: 13 men and 7 women. You can count and see that 5 were in their 70's, 12 in their 80's, and 3 in their 90's.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Treasured Memories From the Past -- Visiting My Grandma


When I was little, my grandparents lived on the same farm we did. So to visit Grandma, I just had to cross the yard and open the gate. Here is a picture that was taken over 70 years ago when I was going to visit her. This was my grandmother, Lucie (Smalley) Albertson, who was born 5 Aug 1886. Next week that will be 131 years ago. It is interesting to think of all the history that has transpired since she was born. I should have asked her more questions.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Adams County Cousins - Zola Clair Hemphill


Zola Clair Hemphill was one of my great-grandfather, Lafayette Pierce "Lafe" Smalley's first cousins, who are my 1st cousins 3 times removed. She was the daughter of William C. and Emma (Shields) Hemphill. William was one of Lafe's mother's younger brothers. William was born the same year that his father died, 1847. His mother was the head of the household in 1850, William's 25 year old half-brother, David, was listed as a farmer. In 1860, after his mother had remarried, William was living with his uncle, J. C. Milligan and their family.

Apparently William served in the Civil War as he has a military grave marker, showing that he had been a Private in Company B of the 1st Missouri Cavalry. In 1867 there was a William C. Hemphill, a 1st Lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Cavalry based at Camp Hatch in Rio Concho, Texas. By 1888 William was in Warren County Illinois where he married Emma Shields, who was about 20 years younger than him. Illinois was where Zola, their oldest daughter, was born 10 Mar 1888. By 1895 the family had increased to 3 children and they were living in Marshall County Kansas. Zola had gained 3 more siblings by 1900 and by then they were in Logan County Oklahoma.

The 23rd of December 1908 was the date for Zola's marriage to Carl (William C) Owens in Payne County Oklahoma. They were living at Perkins in Payne County for the 1910 census where William's occupation was machinist. They had one baby son but he died before the year was over. When the next census was taken in 1920 they were still living in Perkins and William was working as a cotton buyer. By then there were 5 children in the family.

They moved within the next 10 years and were living in Hominy, Osage County Oklahoma for the 1930 census. They were renting their house on N Katy Street for $12 per month and did not have a radio. William was now working as a mechanic at a cotton gin and there were 4 children still at home. Only the youngest son was still in the household in Hominy for the 1940 census. William was working as a laborer doing odd jobs.

William C. Owens died 16 Aug 1953 and was buried at A. J. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy Osage County Oklahoma. Zola was buried next to William after her death 28 Aug 1974.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Adams County Cousins - John Hamilton Spurgeon


Today is another of my great-grandfather, Lafayette Pierce "Lafe" Smalley's first cousins, who are my 1st cousins 3 times removed. However John Hamilton Spurgeon was not only Lafes 1st cousin on the Hemphill side (Lafe's mother), but he was Lafe's 2nd cousin on his Smalley side (Lafe's father.) So John is also my 2nd cousin 3 times removed. That would make any descendants of his show more shared DNA than a regular 1st cousin once removed. However that won't apply in this case because my research shows John Hamilton Spurgeon as a single man during his life. But he did have some siblings who would have those same relationships.

John was born 19 Oct 1867 in Adams County Ohio to James Morris and Elizabeth Rebecca (Hemphill) Spurgeon. I was able to find John on 6 censuses. He was only 2 years old in 1870 in the household of his parents with 2 older sisters and 1 younger brother in Meigs Township in Adams County. Sadly his father died in 1873 when John would have been about 5 or 6 years old. On the 1880 census he and 1 sister were in the household of Albert Gerslin and his family in Bryd Township in neighboring Brown County. Both of the Spurgeon children were listed as cousin.

In 1900 John was the head of household, now age 32, and back in Meigs Township in Adams County. His mother was living with him and 2 Plummer children, an 8 year old nephew and a 6 year old niece. He was listed as a farmer living on an owned farm, free of mortgage. Ten years later in 1910 his mother is still in his household plus the niece was now listed as adopted.

The 1920 census lists the location as Jacksonville and the farm as rented. Again his mother was living with him and now they have a 21 year old young woman who was working as a housekeeper for them. It was in 1927 that John's mother died, then in the 1930 census he was still single and living alone. I appreciate the fact that it seems that John provided a home for his widowed mother for a number of years. John died 17 May 1934 and was buried in Tranquility Cemetery in Adams County.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Adams County Cousins - Harrison Monroe Hamilton



 I am going to try again and write about some of my great-grandfather, Lafayette Pierce "Lafe" Smalley's first cousins, who are my 1st cousins 3 times removed. This time they will be from his mother's side of the family. This first name, Harrison Monroe Hamilton, may sound familiar since I already wrote about his cousin Mary Elizabeth Hamilton. This can get confusing because Mary Elizabeth's father, William J. Hamilton, and Harrison's father, John C. Hamilton, were 1st cousins, so Mary Elizabeth and Harrison Monroe were 2nd cousins to each other, but they each were also 1st cousins to Lafe, one from each side of his family.
confused

Harrison was born in Adams County Ohio 21 Oct 1857 to John Campbell and Nancy Jane (Hemphill) Hamilton. Nancy was about 1 1/2 years older than Lafe's mother, Rachel. Nancy had married John in 1855. John was a step-brother to Nancy, since his widower father had married Nancy's widowed mother. Did I mention that this family can get confusing?                                     

Harrison was the 2nd child and oldest son in a family of 11 children. In the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses the he was living with his parents in Oliver Township, in Adams County. In 1870 he was marked as attending school and in 1880 he was working on the farm.

It was within the next year that he married Anna Eliza Green, as their oldest daughter Roxie or Robie or Ronie was born in Aug 1881 according to the 1900 census. However if you want to talk about confusing just look at Harrison, or Harry M. Hamilton as he was listed there, on the 1900 census in Franklin Township, Adams County, Ohio. He was listed as age 24, it should have been 42, and born in Oct 1875, when it really was 1857. But it did say he had been married 19 years, which is rather remarkable if he was only 24 years old. His oldest daughter was marked as a son and his 5th child who was a son was marked as a daughter. I was able to find his children in later censuses and confirmed their correct gender. His wife was shown as Lida E. I expect that was a variation from her middle name. Later censuses and her gravestone show her name as Anna E.

Harrison died 6 Jan 1908 and was buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams County, Ohio. Anna was listed on the 1910 census still in Franklin Township with her 3 youngest sons, Monroe, John and Edgar. In 1920 she was living with the youngest son, Charles Edgar and his wife Zora and young son John in Sheridan Wyoming. I haven't found her in 1930, but in the 1940 census she was living with her oldest daughter, Robie, or Roxie, Taylor and her family in Dayton, Ohio. Anna died a few years later 20 Jan 1942 and was buried next to Harrison in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Treasured Memories From the Past--My Church Sent Me Birthday Cards


When I was a baby I was enrolled in the Cradle Roll where my parents attended church, the Halsey Christian Church in Halsey, Oregon. Then on my 1st, 2nd and 3rd birthdays, birthday cards came in the mail for me. Looking back I discovered that it was the wife of my Dad's cousin who sent out the cards. Later she became my 4th grade teacher at school.






Saturday, July 22, 2017

Where Were My Ancestors? - 1850 Census


This will be the last post in this series, since before 1850 the census did not list everyone, but only the head of household, so many of my ancestors (wives and children) were not listed by name.

Yesterday there were 35 ancestors found on the 1860 census (plus 3 were not found) and today there are 42, plus 2 not found . Only 1 of my gt-grandparents was found on the 1850 census, the others were either not born yet or the 2 who were still in Europe.

This map shows where my ancestors were in 1850. It has gained from yesterday for the total number of locations, now up to 17. Of these, 6 are the same and there are 11 different ones. Now there are 6 states represented, Iowa has 6 different counties, Indiana has 5 different counties, and Ohio has 3 different counties. So Connecticut, Missouri and Illinois just have 1 county each. When the counties are close together it is hard to mark them so you can see the different place. If you have questions, get out your maps and atlases and look them up.



Here is chart with their names (women's maiden names), locations (County and State) and their relationship to me. Since our number of ancestors doubles for each generation, the chart gets longer.
1850 Census
Name
County
State
Relationship
Nathan E. Albertson
Hamilton
Indiana
gt-grandfather
Benjamin Albertson
Hamilton
Indiana
gt-gt-grandfather
Sabina Marsh
Hamilton
Indiana
gt-gt-grandmother
Francis Hockett
Lee
Iowa
gt-gt-grandfather
Rebecca Hartley
Lee
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
John W. Smalley
Adams
Ohio
gt-gt-grandfather
Rachel A. Hemphill
Adams
Ohio
gt-gt-grandmother
Joshua R. Shipman
Ashtabula
Ohio
gt-gt-grandfather
Lucy J. Chase
Litchfield
Connecticut
gt-gt-grandmother
Solomon Bond
Marion
Iowa
gt-gt-grandfather
Huldah Hayes
Marion
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
C. Perry O'Neal
Bartholomew
Indiana
gt-gt-grandfather
Margaret J England
Davis
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
Nathan Albertson
Not Found

3rd gt-grandfather
Phariby Nicholson
Not Found

3rd gt-grandmother
Elias Marsh
Hancock
Indiana
3rd gt-grandfather
Isaac Hockett
Henry
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
William Smalley
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandfather
Elizabeth Eakins
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Elizabeth Milligan
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Joseph L. Shipman
Ashtabula
Ohio
3rd gt-grandfather
Mary Carey
Ashtabula
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Timothy Chase
Litchfield
Connecticut
3rd gt-grandfather
Lucy I Howe
Litchfield
Connecticut
3rd gt-grandmother
John Bond
Mahaska
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Sarah Chastain
Mahaska
Iowa
3rd gt-grandmother
Seth Hayes
Jefferson
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Lydia Jewett
Jefferson
Iowa
3rd gt-grandmother
Sarah Lollar
Bartholomew
Indiana
3rd gt-grandmother
William L England
Davis
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Mary Walker
Davis
Iowa
3rd gt-grandmother
Peninah Parker
Rush
Indiana
4th gt-grandmother
Elizabeth Smith
Adams
Ohio
4th gt-grandmother
John Eakins
Adams
Ohio
4th gt-grandfather
Nancy Patton
Adams
Ohio
4th gt-grandmother
Elisha Shipman
Lake
Ohio
4th gt-grandfather
Catherine
Lake
Ohio
4th gt-grandmother
Ichabod Howe
Litchfield
Connecticut
4th gt-grandfather
Solomon Bond
Mahaska
Iowa
4th gt-grandfather
George Chastain
Washington
Indiana
4th gt-grandfather
Rebecca Staton
Washington
Indiana
4th gt-grandmother
Joseph England
Callaway
Missouri
4th gt-grandfather
Mary Reed
Callaway
Missouri
4th gt-grandmother
Rachel
Greene
Illinois
4th gt-grandmother

Friday, July 21, 2017

Where Were My Ancestors? - 1860 Census


Today is 1860's turn. Yesterday there were 31 ancestors found on the 1870 census and today there are 38. 4 of the new listings are another generation back, 4th gt-grandparents.

This map shows where my ancestors were in 1860. It has gained from yesterday for the total number, now up to 12. Of these, 4 are the same and there are 8 different ones. Now there are 7 states represented, Ohio has 3 different counties, Oregon has 2 different counties, Iowa has 2 different counties and Indiana has 2 different counties. So Connecticut, Michigan and Wisconsin just have 1 county each.

Here is chart with their names (women's maiden names), locations (County and State) and their relationship to me. Since our number of ancestors doubles for each generation, the chart gets longer.
1860 Census
Name
County
State
Relationship
Nathan E. Albertson
Hardin
Iowa
gt-grandfather
Mary M. Hockett
Not Found

gt-grandmother
Lafayette P. Smalley
Adams
Ohio
gt-grandfather
Ludwig Falk
Grant
Wisconsin
gt-grandfather
Anna L. Boehm
Grant
Wisconsin
gt-grandmother
John H. Bond
Linn
Oregon
gt-grandfather
Mary A O'Neal
Davis
Iowa
gt-grandmother
Benjamin Albertson
Hardin
Iowa
gt-gt-grandfather
Sabina Marsh
Hardin
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
Francis Hockett
Not Found

gt-gt-grandfather
Rebecca Hartley
Not Found

gt-gt-grandmother
John W. Smalley
Adams
Ohio
gt-gt-grandfather
Rachel A. Hemphill
Adams
Ohio
gt-gt-grandmother
Joshua R. Shipman
Berrien
Michigan
gt-gt-grandfather
Lucy J. Chase
Berrien
Michigan
gt-gt-grandmother
Solomon Bond
Linn
Oregon
gt-gt-grandfather
Huldah Hayes
Linn
Oregon
gt-gt-grandmother
C. Perry O'Neal
Davis
Iowa
gt-gt-grandfather
Margaret J England
Davis
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
Nathan Albertson
Hardin
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Phariby Nicholson
Hardin
Iowa
3rd gt-grandmother
Elias Marsh
Hancock
Indiana
3rd gt-grandfather
Isaac Hockett
Hardin
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Elizabeth Eakins
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Elizabeth Milligan
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Joseph L. Shipman
Ashtabula
Ohio
3rd gt-grandfather
Timothy Chase
Lake
Ohio
3rd gt-grandfather
Lucy I Howe
Lake
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
John Bond
Marion
Oregon
3rd gt-grandfather
Sarah Chastain
Marion
Oregon
3rd gt-grandmother
Seth Hayes
Linn
Oregon
3rd gt-grandfather
Lydia Jewett
Linn
Oregon
3rd gt-grandmother
William L England
Davis
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Mary Walker
Davis
Iowa
3rd gt-grandmother
Nancy Patton
Adams
Ohio
4th gt-grandmother
Elisha Shipman
New London
Connecticut
4th gt-grandfather
Catherine
New London
Connecticut
4th gt-grandmother
Rebecca Staton
Washington
Indiana
4th gt-grandmother

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Where Were My Ancestors? - 1870 Census


We are now back to 1870. Yesterday there were 27 ancestors found on the 1880 census and today there are 31. These 4 newly listed had died between 1870 and 1880.

This map shows where my ancestors were in 1870. It has gained 2 from yesterday for the total number, now up to 10, 5 are the same and there are 5 different ones. Now there are 8 states represented, Ohio has 2 different counties and California also has 2 different counties.


Here is chart with their names (women's maiden names), locations (County and State) and their relationship to me. Since our number of ancestors doubles for each generation, the chart gets longer.
1870 Census
Name
County
State
Relationship
Nathan E. Albertson
Hardin
Iowa
gt-grandfather
Mary M. Hockett
Hardin
Iowa
gt-grandmother
Lafayette P. Smalley
Clinton
Ohio
gt-grandfather
Rosa E. Shipman
Mercer
Illinois
gt-grandmother
Ludwig Falk
Iowa
Wisconsin
gt-grandfather
Anna L. Boehm
Iowa
Wisconsin
gt-grandmother
John H. Bond
Linn
Oregon
gt-grandfather
Mary A O'Neal
Sonoma
California
gt-grandmother
Benjamin Albertson
Hardin
Iowa
gt-gt-grandfather
Sabina Marsh
Hardin
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
Francis Hockett
Hardin
Iowa
gt-gt-grandfather
Rebecca Hartley
Hardin
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
John W. Smalley
Clinton
Ohio
gt-gt-grandfather
Rachel A. Hemphill
Clinton
Ohio
gt-gt-grandmother
Joshua R. Shipman
Mercer
Illinois
gt-gt-grandfather
Lucy J. Chase
Mercer
Illinois
gt-gt-grandmother
Solomon Bond
Linn
Oregon
gt-gt-grandfather
Huldah Hayes
Linn
Oregon
gt-gt-grandmother
C. Perry O'Neal
Sonoma
California
gt-gt-grandfather
Margaret J England
Sonoma
California
gt-gt-grandmother
Nathan Albertson
Hardin
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Phariby Nicholson
Hardin
Iowa
3rd gt-grandmother
Elias Marsh
Hancock
Indiana
3rd gt-grandfather
Isaac Hockett
Hardin
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Elizabeth Eakins
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Elizabeth Milligan
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Joseph L. Shipman
Tuscola
Michigan
3rd gt-grandfather
Timothy Chase
Mercer
Illinois
3rd gt-grandfather
Lucy I Howe
Mercer
Illinois
3rd gt-grandmother
William L England
Lake
California
3rd gt-grandfather
Mary Walker
Lake
California
3rd gt-grandmother

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Where Were My Ancestors? - 1880 Census


There is a 20 year gap between yesterday and today since the 1890 census was mostly destroyed. There were 27 ancestors found on the 1880 census compared to 19 yesterday from the 1900 census. My grandparents weren't born yet, but there were some 3rd gt-grandparents who were still alive.

This map shows where my ancestors were in 1880. It has the same total number as yesterday (8) but only 4 are the same and there are 4 different ones. Again there are 6 different states represented, Oregon has 2 different counties and Iowa also has 2 different counties although in both cases they are adjoining.


Here is chart with their names (women's maiden names), locations (County and State) and their relationship to me. Since our number of ancestors doubles for each generation, the chart gets longer.
1880 Census
Name
County
State
Relationship
Nathan E. Albertson
Hardin
Iowa
gt-grandfather
Mary M. Hockett
Hardin
Iowa
gt-grandmother
Lafayette P. Smalley
Saline
Nebraska
gt-grandfather
Rosa E. Shipman
Saline
Nebraska
gt-grandmother
Ludwig Falk
Iowa
Wisconsin
gt-grandfather
Anna L. Boehm
Iowa
Wisconsin
gt-grandmother
John H. Bond
Lane
Oregon
gt-grandfather
Mary A O'Neal
Lane
Oregon
gt-grandmother
Benjamin Albertson
Marshall
Iowa
gt-gt-grandfather
Sabina Marsh
Marshall
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
Francis Hockett
Hardin
Iowa
gt-gt-grandfather
Rebecca Hartley
Hardin
Iowa
gt-gt-grandmother
John W. Smalley
Saline
Nebraska
gt-gt-grandfather
Rachel A. Hemphill
Saline
Nebraska
gt-gt-grandmother
Joshua R. Shipman
Saline
Nebraska
gt-gt-grandfather
Lucy J. Chase
Saline
Nebraska
gt-gt-grandmother
Solomon Bond
Linn
Oregon
gt-gt-grandfather
Huldah Hayes
Linn
Oregon
gt-gt-grandmother
C. Perry O'Neal
Lane
Oregon
gt-gt-grandfather
Margaret J England
Lane
Oregon
gt-gt-grandmother
Nathan Albertson
Marshall
Iowa
3rd gt-grandfather
Phariby Nicholson
Marshall
Iowa
3rd gt-grandmother
Elizabeth Eakins
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Elizabeth Milligan
Adams
Ohio
3rd gt-grandmother
Joseph L. Shipman
Tuscola
Michigan
3rd gt-grandfather
Lucy I Howe
Saline
Nebraska
3rd gt-grandmother
William L England
Lane
Oregon
3rd gt-grandfather