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Our Family History (#47719401)
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RE: Alice Beamon
Thanx so much for being gracious!

Added by fabricjunkie on Apr 24, 2016 9:31 PM

Bob Olsen
John Mathern # 88656927
I have found some additional information on another set of my great-great-grandparents. An interesting aspect of this is that four of the Mathern children (2 daughters and 2 sons) married four of the Brecht siblings.

Apparently the "custom" of siblings marrying siblings carried into future generations as my Mother had two sisters and two brothers married siblings from the same family. These four Henle siblings married four Kriegel siblings. The Henle siblings were children of Antonetta Rachel "Gettis" Henle, a daughter of Marcella "Brecht" Gettis, a daughter of Adam and Mary Eva "Mathern" Brecht. Additionally one of the Henle daughters married a first cousin to the Kreigel siblings and another Henle daughter and son married distant cousins to the same family. So much for the life on the farm in Iowa over the generations. :)

Below I list the entries from the Ship manifest from the early part of 1843. It lists the Mathern family coming from Alsace, France on a ship called the "Sully". The names vary somewhat and it would appear that my great-grandmother is listed as Magdalena (although she was known in America as Mary Eva). I also included the listing from the 1850 US Census, which lists a total of eleven children, unfortunately I have been unable to find the other six not currently listed on "Find-A-Grave" but my search continues...

Ship Manifest "Sully"
Arrive NYC 1843

FirstName Surname Gender Age Est. Birthdate/place

Jean Mathern M 41 1802 France
Appelonia Mathern F 36 1807 France
Antoine Mathern M 11 1832 France
Michel Mathern M 9 1834 France
Joseph Mathern M 7 1836 France
Catharina Mathern F 4 1839 France
Magdalena Mathern F 2 1841 France
Marie Mathern F 1 1840 France

US Census 1850 (somehow the Census report dropped the "H" in the surname.
John Matern M 49 France
Abalona Matern M 42 France
Andrew Matern M 18 France (married Francisea Brecht)
Michael Matern M 16 France
Joseph Matern M 14 France(married Mary Augusta Brecht)
Catharine Matern F 12 France
Mariah M Matern F 10 France(married Adam Brecht) (Mary Eva Mathern)
Eve Matern F 9 France
Margaret Matern F 7 Ohio
Sophia Matern F 4 Ohio
Elizabeth Matern F 3 Ohio (married Franz Mechnig)
Mary A Matern F 3 Ohio (twin?)
Martha E Matern F 0 Ohio (married Joseph Brecht)

Added by Bob Olsen on Apr 20, 2016 12:12 PM

Rae M.
Katherine Bucke Winslow
Memorial# 143449094 ,
Katherine's date of death is shown as Apr 4 1607, but .. she is shown as Katherine the relict on Nov 9 1607, proving up husbands will...

These being witnesses present at the publishing hereof. by me:
"Kenelme Winslo
John Swayne
Edward Tovy
Ric. Caldoe, his marke
"(Proved at Worcester before Mr. Edward Archbould, surr., sworn by Katherine the relict, 9 Nov. 1607). [This will is at the ofice of the Worcester Record Office, ref. 008.7-92-1607.]

Do you have any documentation showing her death or burial records ?? ..
Would appreciate any help you can share!

Thank you for all your dedicated hard work..
Rae M.

Added by Rae M. on Apr 20, 2016 11:09 AM

Bob Olsen
Brecht family
I hope you received the information I sent dealing with the Ship Manifest when the Franz and Philippina Brecht family arrived in New York in 1852 and that is can be added to their memorial. Please feel free to contact me!

Immigration Report from District of New York Port of New York
Arrived in New York on September 29, 1852
Vessel name - Cotton Planter
Departure Port - Rotterdam

Manifest of Passengers includes:

Name Gender Age Estimated Birth Year Birthplace

Franz Stephan Brecht Male 48 1804 Baden
Philippina Brecht Female 42 1810 Baden
Franziska Brecht Female 22 1830 Baden
Salome Brecht Female 20 1832 Baden
Lorenz Brecht Male 19 1833 Baden
Adam Brecht Male 17 1835 Baden
Augusta Brecht Female 11 1841 Baden
Elisabetha Brecht Female 10 1842 Baden
Katharina Brecht Female 9 1843 Baden
Heinrich Brecht Male 6 1846 Baden
Jozeph Brecht Male 5 1847 Baden
Maria Brecht Female 3 1849 Baden
Phillippina Brecht Female 0 1852 Baden

Franz and Philippina were my great-great grandparents. Their second eldest son was my Great-Grandfather, Adam Brecht. Franz' occupation was listed as "weaver" but in subsequent census report his occupation was listed as "Farmer". Katharina and Henry ("Heinrich" are buried with the same marker and likely assumed to be husband and wife but based on this Immigration Record they were actually brother and sister. At this time I have been unable to find additional information dealing with daughters Elisabetha, Maria, and Phillippina. Based on this manifest the entire family left Germany and traveled to Rotterdam where they boarded the Cotton Planter, arriving in New York on September 29, 1852.

Added by Bob Olsen on Apr 15, 2016 8:51 AM

Lady Catherine Egerton died c 1659
Lady Catherine Egerton died 1659 appears to have been the daughter of John 2nd Viscount Brackley later 1st Earl of Bridgewater, Lady Catherine married William Courteen who died in 1655 Florence, Italy.
My question is would you know of the burial of Lady Catherine Egerton ?

I'm related to by Susan Knightley 1st cousin and William Spencer.

Added by Knightley on Apr 07, 2016 9:26 AM

Billie Jasper
Marshfield and Foster
Hi Donna,
Thank you very much for all your help!

Added by Billie Jasper on Apr 02, 2016 7:14 PM

Billie Jasper
Thomas Marshfield and Sarah Foster
Hello Donna, thank you very much for the transfers. I will take good care of them.

Added by Billie Jasper on Apr 02, 2016 5:28 PM

Billie Jasper
RE: Sarah Marshfield Foster
Hello Donna, thank you for the message and the offer of the transfers. That would be wonderful. How did you find this information? I have some others in the same area I can't find information for.
Thank you very much.

Added by Billie Jasper on Apr 02, 2016 5:15 PM

Kenneth Kinsey
Christopher Stratton Find A Grave Memorial# 142783018
I'm descendant of this family as well, and I have found the surname "Stallham" or "Stalham" is used interchangeably with "Stratton" on much of my research. Have you found this also to be the case?

Kenneth Kinsey-

Added by Kenneth Kinsey on Apr 01, 2016 12:09 PM

Kelly (Grady) Hartmann
Can you please tell me how you know that Rose Gould was a Whitehall? A link to the records would suffice as I can go from there, or if it is not online, can you give me the source? Thank you!

Rose is my 9X great Grandmother.

Added by Kelly (Grady) Hartmann on Mar 20, 2016 4:22 PM

Kevin Avery
Thomas Clifton
I handled this as a baptism, and placed the data in the bio.


Added by Kevin Avery on Mar 18, 2016 8:11 PM

Ford aka Foord
Thank you for helping me find my roots.

Added by EEMC on Feb 13, 2016 8:40 AM

Amber Beaman
Thank you
Thanks for what you've posted and your careful research. Means the world to me!!!

Added by Amber Beaman on Feb 04, 2016 1:55 PM

Sarah Manley Featherston
Hello, I was wondering if you have seen the gravestone for Thomas Featherston (111571131) and Sarah Manley Featherston (112308703). The reason I ask is that on the 1850 census, Thomas Featherston (born in 1835, which seems to be the son, Thomas Everett Featherston) and Mary Featherston (born in 1833, whom I am assuming is Thomas' older sister), are both living with my 3rd great aunt, Sarah Manley Barks (111571131) and her husband George Schall Barks (111571131), their children and Sarah's brother, John. They are living in Wisconsin in 1850. However, my Sarah Manley was born in 1815 in England and died in 1874 in Kansas. You can see the confusion on my part. I was hoping to figure it out.


Added by KJay on Jan 28, 2016 6:57 PM

Lilian Wheeler HUHN
Request linking parents to daughter
Would you please link Memorial# 107570294 (Thomas Clarell) and Memorial# 120358153 (Matilda Montgomery)
to his daughter, Margaret Clarell Gascoigne Memorial# 55118283.
Thank you for your help in advance.
All the best
Lilian Wheeler HUHN (#48038554)

Added by Lilian Wheeler HUHN on Jan 28, 2016 1:28 PM

Linda Berney
John Williams #12476295
I saw that you posted a nice family picture to his memorial. I thought you would want to know that I just transcribed his obit and hope it will be posted. If you do not have it, and it does not get posted, you can leave me a message and I will email it to you.
Linda Berney

Added by Linda Berney on Jan 24, 2016 9:28 PM

Cindy Shepherd Sipple
Phineas Sheppard #119189778
Hi, my name is Cindy & I am the great granddaughter of Phineas Sheppard. I would love it if you would transfer this memorial to me as well as his spouse' (Charlotte Dowdney Sheppard #119189699).

Also, would you transfer the memorials for any other Sheppards that you have that are buried in Cohansey Baptist Church Cemetery or in Old Cohansey Graveyard in Sheppards Mill as they are all my family. I've been working on my family history since my father has passed and being able to manage these memorials are kinda a tribute to my dad. The stories I was told when I was little about the Sheppard family is amazing to say the least. When I buried my dad in Cohansey Baptist Cemetery (Edward A Sheppard (Shepherd) #149889254) I wandered around and found out that every Sheppard in that cemetery is related to me. I was blown away and that is what sparked my interest in the family genealogy.

I can't thank you enough for doing this for me. Thanks again and God Bless

Added by Cindy Shepherd Sipple on Jan 24, 2016 10:05 AM

Sarah Leah Gage (Memorial #55747794)
Working on my Alsbach/Alspauch line and was entering Sarah Leah Gage (Memorial #55747794) as daughter of Gilbert Clarence and Mildred Alice (Haywood) Gage (#s 55747782 and 55747786). If she was their daughter, her parents would have been 5 and 6 years old when she was born. In searching for information on Sarah Leah, I found all the pertinent US Census Records for Gilbert and his father George and no Sarah Leah. Thru 1940 (Last available US Census) Gilbert and Mildred were Childless. I think she is probably Gilbertís second wife but I have been unable to find anything to back it up except the Tombstone.

Added by TWFortney on Jan 17, 2016 12:25 PM

Robert Sullivan
RE: Thomas and wife Phebe Parke Beeman
Hi Donna,

Thanks for your reply. I did find Tracey Beeman and posted a photo of his gravestone on Find A Grave. I located nearly all the BEEMANS listed on Find A Grave, but found no BEAMANS.

There were many ancient gravestones about, most without inscriptions. It may be that Thomas Beeman Sr. and Phebe are amongst those. 18th century headstones are very crude - life was hard and there were no stone masons doing headstones, but rather building houses.

Note that there are no BEAMANS listed in the Kent Historical Society cemetery listing for Kent Hollow Cemetery, only BEEMANS. Thomas and Phebe BEEMAN are not on their list. It may be that the list was compiled without noting any of the ancient stones.

Whatever, their burial location remains a mystery to me. It may be that they were buried in a cemetery in the adjacent town of Warren. I will contact you if I find anything new.

Congratulations to you for your terrific documentation of the BEAMAN family on Find A Grave. It is a great benefit to all of us researchers. I would love to know where you fit into the BEAMAN family.

Kindest regards,

Bob Sullivan

Added by Robert Sullivan on Jan 07, 2016 6:01 AM

God Made Us Family Now & Always
RE: Sir Francis Drake
Thank you

Added by God Made Us Family Now & ... on Jan 05, 2016 3:41 PM

God Made Us Family Now & Always
I saw that you posted on Sir Francis Drake he was your first cousin 14 times removed.

He was a maternal first cousin to me as well 14 times removed.

Would love to compare notes .

My tree From Castles to America is public on Ancestry

Marsha Fenstermacher -Binkley

Added by God Made Us Family Now & ... on Jan 05, 2016 5:04 AM

RE: Robert Ayars
I will try to attach my ancestry tree to show you what I am talking about.
This (hopefully) shows the line from Robert Ayars all the way to me, Michelle Watts Stevenson. Along the way, you see Issac, Caleb, and Joseph Ayars. All of which were mentioned in the Find a Grave information. Then you see James Ayars, my 8th GGF. Above him you see another of my GGF, Samuel Dunham. If you click greater-than sign (I'm a teacher lol) and open up S. Dunham's ancestry, you see the Rev. E. Dunham. He is married to Mary Bonham whose father is Nicholas Bonham. In Nicholas Bonham's profile, you see that Hezekiah Bonham is his son which makes Hezekiah Edmund Dunham's brother-in-law. So, Edmund was persecuting his brother in law, Hezekiah, for working on the Sabbath till he, himself, was converted. And as I said in my first letter to you, my great-aunt Mary, who is still living, verfies to me that my great-grandmother, Henrietta Francis Alen Munson was of the Seventh-Day Baptist faith. Henrietta was Edmund Dunham's 5th great-granddaughter and Robert Ayar's 7th great-granddaughter. This knowledge thrilled me as it gave credence to what I had discovered on Ancestry.
This tree then shows that Caleb Ayars great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Ayars, married Edmund Dunham's great-grandson, Johnathon S. Dunham who then became my 5th great-grandparents.
I hope this came across clearly. : )

Shelley Watts Stevenson

Added by Merciesrnew on Jan 01, 2016 10:35 AM

David Schmidt
Hello Donna,
My 9th Great Grandfather is Thomas Gage one of the founders of Cape Cod; I have been tracing the family for over 15 years now. I see that you also have a Gage in your Family, which leads me to ask you a question. I would like to have your permission to add family memberís info to your Find-A-Grave database? Iím trying not to duplicate people on their database.

Added by David Schmidt on Dec 24, 2015 6:11 AM

Ken Bair
John & Sarah Featherstone
All of my family records and other online records spell the name Featherstone. KB

Added by Ken Bair on Dec 20, 2015 5:01 AM

Robert Sullivan
Beamans in Kent Hollow Cemetery
I recently walked the Kent Hollow Cemetery and found absolutely no Beamans. However, there are several Beemans, almost all with photographs. Being a descendant of Thomas and wife Phebe Parke Beeman, I was disappointed at not finding their graves. Because you have posted 17 Beamans as having been buried there, can you tell me what your source of information might be. Have you walked the cemetery?


Added by Robert Sullivan on Nov 15, 2015 9:36 AM


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