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8801 The Historical and Biographical Family Record kept by Wm Twelvetrees, Farmville Va Oct 1890, Source Medium: Book
Source (S03454)
8802 The History of Northern Wisconsin (Marathon County, Wis.) 1881. Source (S04319)
8803 The History of Ridgefield Connecticut - Births. Source (S03883)
8804 The History of Ridgefield Connecticut - Marriages & Deaths. Source (S03882)
8805 The History of the Descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Mass. lists the wife of Jared Elliot as being Elizabeth Smieton.

Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut, vol. 1, list the wife of Jared Elliot as being Hannah Smithson.

Not sure which is correct. 
ELLIOT, Rev Jared (I20858)
8806 The History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties of Ohio, Source Medium: Book
Source (S03456)
8807 The Hough-Harris Cemetery - CTGenWeb. Source (S03457)
8808 The Hurt Family History copied from Rollin Hurt's notebook written in 1907, loaned to Ruby Taylor in 1962. Source (S03458)
8809 The Iberia Sentinel, October 11, 1951
Relatives and friends were shocked when the sad news reached here that Charles R. Slawson of
the Madden community died suddenly of a heart attack last Friday at a bus depot in Kansas City while
getting ready to return home from a visit with relatives. Mr. Slawson was a well known_____ father
having spent his entire life in the Madden community south of Iberia. He passed away at the age of 77
Funeral services were held in Iberia at the Methodist Church, of which he was a member, Sunday
afternoon, the Rev. Bennet Holt officiating. A large crowd of sorrowing relatives were present to pay
their last respects. Interment was made in the Madden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under
direction of Hedges Funeral Service of Iberia.
Charles Robert Slawson, son of Joseph and Emma Slawson, was born Aug 10, 1874 and departed
this life Oct. 4, 1951 at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 24 days. On Aug. 18, 1895, he was united in
marriage to Phoebe Blyze and to this union ten children were born. Three passed away in infancy. His
wife preceded him in death in April 1940. Since that time he had made his home with his children and in
the Jobe Kinder home.
In 1912 Mr. Slawson united with the Madden Methodist Church and remained true in this faith all
his life.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Maggie Ferguson of Edwardsville, Ill., Mrs. Bessie Hancock
of Crocker, Mrs. Blanche Alexander of Dixon; four sons, Sherman and Everett of Crocker, Melvin of
Kansas City, Kans., and Glen of Iberia; five brothers, Wes of Iberia, Frank of Swedeborg, George of
Bristow, Okla., Jim of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Claude of Louisberg, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Mae
Morrow of Iberia; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends 
SLAWSON, Charles Robert (I51015)
8810 The immigrant Reed ancestor was Captain John reed, who was born in England in 1633. In the English revolution he was for some time an officer in Cromwell's army. Born and raised in the tumult of that upheaval in behalf of representative government it is not surprising that he caught the full force of its spirit, and at the earl age of sixteen he became a soldier, rendering important service to the cause.

A souvenir of this service which his descendants would hold priceless could they now recover it--the sword he wore--was preserved in the family for more than a century, but was finally lost sight of.

All traditions agree that he was eminent for the strong will and high-toned moral character for which Cromwell's officers were renowned. He was from Cornwall, England, and is supposed o have belonged to the large family of Reeds in Dorsetshire, one of whom, Col. John Reed, is mentioned in the parliamentary records as having held the Castle of Pool against the King's army.

It was well known that men who had been prominent in the Cromwell regime found England to be an unsafe place for such as they as soon as the throne was re-established in 1660, and this may have been what decided him to emigrate. Coming to this country in 1660 he settled first at Providence, Rhode Island, where he married Mrs. Ann Derby, a widow who had three children by her first husband, Francis Derby, and she became the mother of John Reed's five children.

He was doubtless a man of considerable means, and in 1684 he removed to Norwalk, Connecticut, having purchased a large tract of land there. In time the locality took its name from his family, and became known as "Reed's Farms." Establishing himself in the western part of the town he built his house on a favorable site a short distance easterly of the Five Mile River, a creek which forms the western boundary of the town. it stood on the north side of the old post road, and nearly two miles from Long Island Sound. the site is nearly four miles west of what is now the city of South Norwalk.

After the death of his wife, the date of which is not recorded, John Reed married again, this time also a widow, a Mrs. Scofield of Stamford, Connecticut. he died in 1730 at the age of ninety-seven, and was buried in his own field. 
REED, Capt. John (I46103)
8811 The Ionia Daily Sentinel-Standard, Monday, June 28, 1948

Maude S. Gray, 77, died Saturday afternoon at the Ionia County Memorial Hospital after being a medical patient there for the past ten days. She was born near Lake Odessa at the farm home of her parents located on the Barry-Ionia county road.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crapo.

Mrs. Gray had resided at 333 West Washington street, where she was a seamstress by trade.

Surviving her are a grandson, Garold Gray of Ionia.

Funeral services will be held from the Bradley funeral home Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock with Dr. Paul Stewart officiating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa 
CRAPO, Maude S. (I75441)
8812 The Ionia Sentinel-Standard, Monday, November 24, 1947

William Laird, 89, of Lake Odessa died at the Ionia Convalescent Home Sunday after a lengthy illness.

He conducted a lumber business in Onaway for 12 years and before that in Tennessee. He moved to Lake Odessa 36 years ago upon retirement.

Laird is survived by his wife, Mamie, and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Aldrich of Vermontville.

The Rev. Ronald Hoffman of Calvary U. B. church in Lake Odessa will conduct the funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Pickens funeral chapel. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
LAIRD, Willam (I75439)



Funeral services for Mrs. james Caldwell, 36, town of Harmony, who died suddenly on Tuesday morning were held at (?) Thursday morning at the home with the Rev. Francis Flannegan, St. Mary's Church, officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Pallbearers were Albert, Goon, P. L. Chesmore, William Decker, Frank Barlaes, W.H. Clark and John Clark.

Source: Janesville (WI) Daily Gazette,
Sep 28, 1923, page 9)

Received from Joe Chester  
SLAWSON, Leah (I51770)
8814 The Kirbys of New England by Melatiah Everett Dwight. Source (S03460)
8815 The Ladd Family by Warren Ladd, Source Medium: Book
Source (S03461)

By a Special Contributor.

Mrs. May Preston Slosson, wife of Prof Slosson of Platt University, has recently been appointed chaplain to the Wyoming State Penitentiary at Laramie.

Before her formal appointment as chaplain, Mrs. Slosson devoted several hours each week to teaching the convicts. When the Governor of the State decided that the welfare of the prisoners called for the appointment of a chaplain, he naturally turned to the clergy, and it was expected that some popular preacher of the day would receive the appointment, and with one voice petitioned the Governor that Mrs Slosson be made State chaplain.

Mrs. Slosson is a native of New York State, and studied at Cornell University, where she was one of the first women enrolled; she was also the first woman to receive from the university the degree of Ph.D. In her undergraduate days she attracted the notice of President White and the late H.H. Boyesen, and was distinguished in her college course for her knowledge of literature and her readiness in composition, in both prose and verse.

"The chaplain's work is still in the experimental stage," Mrs. Slosson says, in speaking of her appointment, "and marked results cannot yet be looked for. What I am trying to do for the prisoners is to awaken hoe in their hearts, to reiterate words of encouragement, to give them a desire to cultivate their higher natures. Hope is the best ally a chaplain can have in persuading men to reform, aided by a realization of the truth that those men are not unlike others--
save these chains' of untoward circumstances. I try to make my afternoon sermons at the penitentiary as practical as can be; one series of talks on the ideal man took some manly quality for the text, each Sunday for instance, courage, honesty, industry, and so on. Sometimes I read to the men, sometimes I simply talk. I get the best music I can, and if some distinguished orator comes to Laramie I beg a talk for my boys.

"How much I am doing for their reformation I cannot tell; they do love me, and that gives me courage to go on, and a certain leverage. The men are visited when sick, and their personal letters to the chaplain receive careful attention and an earl answer. They are urged to visit the chaplain when released, and many do so, and assure me of their determination to live a better life. many things encourage me, however, in my work; for one thing, the warden's report that cases of insubordination have deceased 50 per cent, since my appointment."

Upon occasions Mrs. Slosson has been asked to preach at different churches. "Whether I preach a really sermon or only deliver a lecture, I cannot say." 
PRESTON, May Genevieve (I45457)
8817 The Lancastrian period was marked by almost continual warfare. Baronial revolt and war with Welsh patriots broke out in the first decade, and dynastic war during the last, with prolonged warfare in France occupying most of the intervening four decades, when King Henry V opened the final phase of the 100 Years' War. He recovered many English possessions, but they were all lost during the reign of his son, Henry VI. the loss of the French possessions, together with the weak government of Henry VI, led to the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses, a campaign led by the supporters of Richard, Duke of York and Protector of England, during the illness of his cousin, Henry VI, to place Richard on the throne instead of Henry.

Soon after succeeding his father, Henry V revived the 100 Years' War with France. In 1415, Henry defeated the French army at Agincourt, and by 1420 he had forced the French King, Charles VI, to accept him as heir. This pact was sealed by Henry's marriage to Charles's daughter, Catherine. 
ENGLAND, Henry V King Of (I21336)
8818 The last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne succeeded William of Orange in 1702. Shortly after Anne;s accession, England declared war on France in the War of the Spanish Succession. In the course of this conflict Britain gained four great victories in battle, and established itself as a major European power. ENGLAND, Anne 'Stuart' Queen (I90707)

May 24, 2005

I was born on October 23, 1931 on a farm in Sister Bay, Wisconsin to Edward and Ruth Olson. I had 2 step brothers, Lloyd and Gunnar and 1 full brother, Bertil. All of the above family are deceased. My Dad passed away from cancer when I was only 7 years old. Gunnar joined the army when World War II broke out. The farm was too much for Mom to take care of, so she sold it and had a little house built closer to town.

During the summer months, we all worked. I picked cherries on my Uncle Wally's farm, until I was old enough to have a baby sitting job. Later I worked at a Grocery Store and Ice Cream Parlor.

When I was 12 years old, a week of Evangelistic Meetings were being held in the Village Hall. At one of these meetings, I accepted the Lord as my Saviour and was later baptized at church.

My high School years were filled with good times. My church (First Baptist of Sister Bay) had a good Youth Program for us as well as a good Sunday School teacher. Sunday afternoons were often spent with friends. I grew up having a "best friend". Her name was Marjorie, and we spent a lot of time together. Quite often after the Sunday Evening Service, a group of us friends would get together and do something, like go out for a hamburger or go to the Ice Cream Parlor. Sometimes, during the summer months, we would go to the park and go swimming and on occasions, we would build a little fire and roast marshmallows.

Now when winter rolled around and we had a good snow, we would dig out our sleds. There was a big long hill by our place, which was perfect because if you hit it right, you could go all the way down to the lake (if it was frozen over). However, you had to cross the main highway to get there. So one person would stand by the highway, and watch for cars. If there was one coming, and they knew you couldn't make it across, you would have to stop somehow, usually by plowing into a snow bank. Of course, even that was fun! Anyways, it was a nice long ride down, the hard part was having to walk back up! When Green Bay froze over, and we knew it was safe, we wold go out on it with our sleds and skates. I did not have ice skates, so I would use my roller skates - better than nothing!

I also took piano and violin lessons. I played in the church orchestra on Sunday Evenings and sometimes played a duet with my teacher, who was the choir director at church. When I was old enough, I sang in the choir too.

At sometime, during my last year of High School, my church had a group of young people come and hold special meetings, children's meetings, do visitation, etc. The group was a part of an organization called "God's Invasion Army", which was sponsored by the Baptist General conference. This group left a deep impression on me. They encouraged the young people and older ones too, to give up a year of their life, without remuneration, to join God's Invasion Army and serve the Lord in this way. They emphasized that special talent was not necessary, only a willing heart. I began to feel that this was something that the Lord wanted me to do. So the year I turned 19, I sent in my application and was accepted.

The year 1951 was an amazing year for me. After 6 weeks of training in St. Paul, Minn., I traveled with the group of about 50, to Southern California, stopping for a week in Salt Lake City, Utah first. As we traveled up the coast of California, we were divided into small groups as we went to different conference churches. We traveled by cars and two 12 passenger buses. There were a couple teams that were organized to go across Canada and then down into the Midwest area. I was in one of those teams. It was a long dusty trip, no air conditioning, but of so beautiful. One place we went we could only reach by boat. One home we stayed in had no electricity. I had to iron my clothes with irons heated on a wood stove - reminded me of what my Mother had to do when I was a child. As the year ended, my final trip was to go with a group out to Colorado.

I thank God for this wonderful year, and the many great experiences I had traveling with this awesome group of young people and sharing my faith with so man in so many different ways. So after a year like that, there was no way I could just go back home to "life as it was". I applied to Moody Bible Institute and was accepted.

When I returned home from the "Army", I found out tat my Mom was quite ill. (She never told me that she was not feeling well, because she did not want me to miss what I was experiencing and come home.) This left me wondering if I would really be able to go to Moody in the fall. Bert, and his wife,Donna, lived in a railer in the back yard and were watching over her, but I felt that it would be my responsibility to take care of my Mom. I prayed that God would heal her, but that was not His plan. About a month after I came home, God called her Home to be with Him.

I really loved my 3 years t Moody - lots of studying, lots of fun too. I carried a full load of classes and had 2 Practical Christian work assignments each week, such as teaching Sunday School, going to different Missions for services, going out on visitation, etc. In my last year of school, I decided to take piano lessons too, which required 1 hour of practice a day. When I started my second year, I was told that there was an opening on a Gospel Team - they needed someone to present the Evening School Program at Moody. Even though I was already carrying a full load, I thought it would be fun to do that. So I auditioned and was chosen. We went out to various churches twice a month and held a service and I plugged Evening School.

And then of course, I had to pay my own way through school, so I had to work. My first job was cleaning offices at school. Then I worked at a Drug Company, even packaged suppositories! Finally, my roommate Alice and I got jobs with a couple who made health food. We would sit facing each other with a scale between us, filling and weighing bags of this flour like stuff. They provided uniforms for us, because by the end of the afternoon we were covered with it. They were good to us, we had a radio to listen to and the refrigerator was always full of goodies for us and at Christmas time there were bonuses. It was a messy job, but it paid my bills!

After graduation in 1955, I was offered a position at the Addison Street Baptist Church in Chicago, as Secretary and Missionary. The pastor at Addison was my pastor from back home. There were a lot of young people there and I worked with them also, I was in charge of the Primary Sunday School Dept., directed the VBS Program, and was a leader in the Girl Scouts. I also sang in the choir. Every year I directed a Junior Girls Camp at Camp Hickory and spent many weekends there doing "book work" and helping with registration. My roommate, Eunice and I also set up and got a Library going for the congregation to use.

I worked at Addison for 8 years and made many friends, some of whom have been "life long" friends. I shared an apartment with Eunice for 11 years.

After these 8 years, I was offered the position of Secretary of the Midwest Baptist Conference. I worked there for 3 years, still doing camp work in the summer. Working for the Conference brought me in contact with the pastors in the area, one of whom was Chuck Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist church in Crown Point, Indiana. A few times he stopped by my office, and would tell me about this young man, who was his song leader and choir director. He really wanted me to meet him. When he told me that his wife had passed away and he had 3 little girls, I must admit a "wall went up" because I did not think that was something I waned to get into. However, one time when Chuck stopped by the office, he invited me to come to his church some Sunday and have dinner with he and his wife, Madalyn and they would invite Andy too. I gave in, figuring it wouldn't hurt to just meet the guy. So I went.

After dinner, Andy took me to his house to meet his Mom and his girls. When I saw these 3 beautiful little girls, my heart just melted. And now girls, you know the rest of the story. Many trips back and forth between Chicago and Crown Point, spending time together, falling in love with each other, and finally getting married on august 6, 1966. I thank God that He brought us together and made us a family. My girls are very dear to my heart. I love being their new Mom.

Besides being wife and mother and making a home for my family, I did the bulletins for the church each week and worked off an on at Lavines Dept. Store. When I got to know the ladies at church, I organized a Ladies Ensemble. We not only sang at church, but other places too. What a blessing that was and we had so much fun practicing together.

After 7 years in Crown Point, we sold our new house and moved to Florida. This was Andy's dream and I knew it would happen some day. We stayed in a condo unto our new home was ready. We found a "Church Home" with the McGregor Baptist Church, and I joined the choir and have been singing in it for 31 years now. In order to make ends meet, I went to work at Maas Brothers (now Macys) Dept. Store. I worked there for over 20 years.

In December of 1993, I had my first compression fracture in my back, due to osteoporosis. Being tat I was then 62, I decided to retire and collect my retirement pay (which wasn't much). It is now 2005 and I have had 5 more fractures in my back. With the last one, I had surgery on it. It's called Kyphoplasty. I also had Open Heart Surgery to replace my faulty Mitral Valve in January of 2001. they gave me a calf's valve.

So this has been my life in a nut shell these past 73 years. What's ahead only the Lord knows, but I'll keep walking with Him until He calls me Home.

but for now, I have so many blessings - my wonderful family, my 9 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren (One is through Shelton's marriage to Janene - his name is Austin). I just wish I could see them all more often.
-I Have many friends, some go way back to Addison Days.
-I enjoy being a part of the Worship Choir at Church.
-I also sing in the Senior Adult Choir. We are called "The Prime Time Singers."
We learn a Musical every year, and then take a bus trip and sing it in various places along the way. This is so much fun!!
-I enjoy the Senior Adult Bible Study each Thursday Morning.
-Love just sharing my life with my wonderful husband through good times and bad.

In closing, here are a few songs that I have come to love over the years: Great is Thy Faithfulness, Amazing Grace, How Great thou Art, I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary, Till the Storm Passes By, Jesus Paid it All, Until Then, Because He Loves, Jesus Led Me All the Way, I can Only Imagine, If You could See Me Now, and all the songs about Heaven. I'll Meet You in the Morning, The Midnight Cry, I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy.

P.S. Here is something else I wanted to tell you about my childhood. As you know, I was born during the depression, so times were hard. After my dad died, we lived on a monthly welfare check until Bert and I both reached 18. There always was enough food, but most of my clothes were "homemade", even underpants. If I ever got a dress that came from a store, it was usually a gift from someone or a hand me down, and I was elated. mom was a good seamstress and could make most everything, sewed for both Bert and I.

Presents at Christmas time were always pretty scarce. One Christmas I had hung up my stocking in hopes that Santa would come. When I got up in the morning and looked under the tree, there was only one box for both of us. Mom had taken my stocking and tied it onto the box. The box came from some of Mom's friends who lived in Chicago.

But in spite of not having much in my early years, I was a happy child, I had my brother to play and fight with and I have good memories of "life on the farm". We only had kerosene lamps. We had to carry in all our water from the pump outside, and our bathroom was the little "two holer" down the path in the back of the house, with the Sears Catalog inside.
OLSON, Donna Mae (I41985)
8820 The line of Abraham Ambler is hazy due perhaps to the destruction many years ago of valuable Westchester County land records, and of the records of North Castle and Pound Ridge.

No trace of Abraham Ambler is found after the deed of 4 Dec., 1750, but he was dead by 25 Nov., 1771, as is shown by a deed given by his son Samuel Ambler on that date. Abigail Ambler appears on first List of Bedford Congregational Church, 1737-43. 
AMBLER, Abraham (I02114)
8821 The Living Bible - Paraphrased. Source (S03462)
8822 The Macomb Daily - October 9, 2007

Marc P. Palombit, 49, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, after a long illness.

Mr. Palombit is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son, Jeffery M. (Rachel); grandson, Ethan marc; mother, Bernadette; mother-in-law, Lee Bassett; siblings, Christine Gallagher and Rudi Palombit; sisters-in-law, Susan Bassett, Barbara (Matt) Lambert and Nancy (Gary) Wittenberg; and nieces and nephews, Penny Bare, Richard, Ross and James Palombit, Bernadette Platt, Brian Gallagher, Scott and Stephanie Lambert and Abby and Annie Wittenberg.

He was predeceased by his father, Rudolph; father-in-law, Arthur Bassett; and brother, Richard (Sandra McCoy) Palombit.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at A.H. Peters Funeral Hoe, 20705 Mack Ave. (at Vernier), Grosse Pointe Woods. Interment will be private.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a 7 p.m. rosary recital.
PALOMBIT, Marc P. (I65367)
8823 The manor of Bradford Peverell in Dorset County, England, was held by Nicholas, and afterward by nine of the Meggs family. The manor house was occupied in 1896 by the Middleton family. This house was in the Peverell and Meggs families from 1410 to 1610. In the great banquet hall is to be found a large illuminated window, representing the coat of arms granted to William Meggs by a patent dated June 4, 1479, in the reign of Edward the Fourth. MEGGS, Nicholas (I38577)
8824 The marriage between Joan and David of Scotland was designed to bring a cessation to the hostilities between the two countries. ENGLAND, Joan Of (I57371)
8825 The marriage was preceded by a settlement made by Thomas which granted to Agnes an annuity of L30 for life issuing from all his lands at Rowbarton, occupied by his mother-in-law, Alice Hutchings, for her life. On the same day, John admitted to a life interest in his father's properties at Obridge and Staplegrove and Pyrland, partly occupied by Thomas' wife Johane (nee Hutchings). Agnes' marriage took place at St. Peter's Tiverton, 31 Jul 1597, 13 1/2 months before her father's death. Agnes herself was bur. Taunton 6 June 1622. the above Thomas Trowbridge Sr. was a leading citizen and charitable founder, a mercer, with a Tudor mansion, extant, in the high street, and had served as constable and portreve of the castle manor. Agnes' husband John Trowbridge was sole son and h. at his father's death 1620, and served Taunton as Mayor & Magistrate 1629 & 1637, and also as warden of St. Mary Magdalen, constable & portreve of Taunton castle manor. TROWBRIDGE, John (I82219)
8826 The marriage with Hannah Pine was unconventional in that the bride was 45 years old, and eleven years older than the 34 year old groom. Willson Slason was, like his brothers-in-law, a prosperous farmer, living a few households away from the Pines. Willson's father had been an executor of Hannah's father's will, and had been on the Methodist episcopal Church Board of Trustees with him. Willson himself also served on the same board and, in 1865, was Rye Town Supervisor.

Other than the bequest in her father's will in 1828, the two deeds signed with her brother and sister in 1847 and 1848, and enumeration in the 1850 census, hannah left no records.

Hannah Pine and Wilson Slawson had no children. 
SLAWSON, Willson D. (I52460)
8827 The Mayflower Descendant - A Quarterly Magazine Of Pilgrim Genealogy and History 1901 Vol. III (Name: Massachusetts Society of mayfloer Descendants 1901;). Source (S03463)
8828 The Mayflower Descendant Vol. 35 No. 2 @ Source (S03464)
8829 The Mayflower Quarterly - March 2011 - Vol. 77, No. 1. Source (S04389)
8830 The Mayflower Quarterly - September 2003, Vol., 69, No. 3, Source Medium: Book
Source (S03466)
8831 The Mayflower Quarterly - September 2006, Vol. 72, No. 3. Source (S03467)
8832 The Mayflower Quarterly - September 2009, Vol. 75, No. 3. Source (S03468)
8833 The Miami Herald on January 28, 2001

Louis Penzi(1909-2011)

101, of Miami passed away Jan. 25, 2011. Born in Fanna, Italy and came over when he was 12 years old with his mother & sister. He learned the tile & terrazzo trade from his father Pete and brother Clemente becoming a combination craftsman in the trade. He began his career with a national contractor traveling throughout the States. In NY, he met Rina Boz whom he married and settled down in Miami (1935). He built 3 homes and 2 warehouse buildings in Miami. He loved to hunt, fish, and was a bowler until the age of 93. A past master of his lodge, he was a Shriner & 32nd degree Mason and was a life member in Lionism.
He was predeceased by his first wife Rina in 1974. He is survived by his second wife of 32 years: Dorothy; beloved son Louis Jr. (Patty); Grandchildren, Mark and Angela Penzi; Nephews, Raymond & Sergio Penzi; and Nieces, Mary Madalena, Kathy Lanza, and Valerie Hinkell. the family will receive friends Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 pm. A service will be 12 pm at Memorial Plan Lithgow Bennett Philbrick Funeral Home. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. 
PENZI, Luigi (I65357)
8834 The Middletown church records state that Mrs. Rachel Blake died of a "lingering difficulty." ALVORD, Rachel (I02087)
8835 The Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, April 6, 2000

Mable Fancher Jones, 91, of Iberia died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. She was born Aug. 20, 1908, in Iberia to James Melvin and Sarah Elizabeth Steen Workman.

On Feb 1, 1933, she was married in Eldon to Charles D. Fancher, who died Sept 27, 1984. On Nov. 1, 1989, she was married in Iberia to Ernest Clark Jones, who died May 4, 1999.

Mrs. Jones was an English teacher for 33 years, teaching at Spearman, Hickory Point and Mace schools and taught high school at Brumley, Iberia, Tuscumbia, Swedeborg and Waynesville. She retired in 1970.

She was a member of the National Education Association, the Waynesville KKI and was past president of the Waynesville branch of the American Association of University Women. She also was the first president of the Iberia Community Club and helped organize the Iberia Community Betterment Association. She was a member of the Iberia Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are two sons, Harold Brian Fancher of Puryear, Tenn., and Gary Fancher of Iberia; a daughter, Jane Ashcraft of Wilmington, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Verla Blue of Salem; eight grandchildren; 11 step=grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Fancher and a daughter, Laura Fancher.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. The Rev. John Bouldrey will officiate. Burial will be in Livingston Cemetery near Iberia.

Thanks N.T.

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WORKMAN, Mabel (I85846)
8836 The Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, September 1984

Charles D. Fancher, 77, of Iberia, died Thursday, Sept. 27,
1984, at Charles E. Still Hospital in Jefferson City. Mr. Fancher was born Jan. 15, 1907, in Iberia to Everett and Laura Wilson Fancher. On Feb. 1, 1933, he was married at Eldon to Mable Workman, who survives at the home.

Mr. Fancher worked as a cab driver at Ft. Leonard Wood for many
years. He also worked at the MFA exchanges in Iberia and Crocker. He
graduated from the Iberia Academy in 1928 and attended Iberia Junior
College. Mr. Fancher was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Fancher is survived by two sons,
Gary Fancher of Iberia and Harold Fancher of Wilmington, Ill.; a daughter, Jane Ashcraft of Wilmington, Ill.; two brothers, Jack Fancher of Iberia and Wayne Fancher of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Vivian Hammann of Yuma, Ariz.,
and Lillian Tracy of Magalia, Calif.; nine grandchildren, and one

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home with Bro. Floyd Barlow officiating. Burial was in Livingston Cemetery.

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FANCHER, Charles David (I85847)
8837 The Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, Thursday, December 26, 1991, page 13b

Eunice Neeley, 81, of Iberia died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1991 at the Miller County Nursing Home in Tuscumbia. She was born Oct. 27, 1910 in Miller County to Ottie and Martha Sloan Jones. On Sept. 14, 1942 she was married in Kansas City, Kan. to Floyd Neeley, who survives.

Mrs. Neeley worked at the Iberia High School as a cook for 11 years prior to her retirement. She was recognized for her many hours of volunteer service in behalf of the Iberia Friendship Hall Senior Citizens Center in Iberia.

Surviving her are three sons, Howard Neeley of Villa Ridge, Donald Jones of Elk Creek and Leroy Jones of Waynesville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Iberia Church of the Nazarene with Bro. John Bouldrey officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery near Iberia under the direction of Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home.

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JONES, Eunice L. (I85756)
8838 The Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, Thursday, March 17, 2011

Edna A. Jones of Edwardsville, Ill., died Thursday, March 10, 2011. She was born May 19, 1915, near St. Elizabeth to J. Fielding and Vernettie Barnhart Hamilton. On Jan 20, 1934, she was married to Raymond Jones, who died Jan. 26, 2000.

Mrs. Jones was a member of the Glenview Church of the Nazarene, where she was a Sunday school teacher, board member and prayer warrior for many years. She retired from the Martha Manning Garment Factory in Collinsville, Ill., in 1977.

Surviving are sons Bobbie Jones of Webb City and Larry and wife Diane Jones of Glen Carbon, Ill.; daughters Luella Fear of Edwardsville, Ill., and Barbara Bryant of Carrollton, Ohio; a sister, Juanita Quarton of Lincoln, Mo.; 2 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Monday at Saksa Mateer Funeral Home in Edwardsville with the Rev. Richard Unger officiating. Memorials may be made to the Glenview Church of the Nazarene.

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HAMILTON, Edna A. (I85852)
Monday September 28, 1936


Gaylord J. Davison of 938 N. Milwaukee St., a Milwaukee road brakeman, died Sunday at St. Francis' hospital, La Crosse, Wis of a skull fracture suffered Tuesday when he fell from a railroad trestle in La Crosse.

Mr. Davison who was born in Janesville, Wis., 42 years ago, had been an employee of the Milwaukee road 18 years. The last 13 years he had lived in Milwaukee. He is survived by his wife, Mabel; two daughters, Betty and Gayle; his father, William Snow Davison of Janesville, a sister, Mrs. Harry Reeder, and two brothers, Wilmarth and Everett, all of Janesville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the O'Boyle chapel, 1214 W. Wisconsin Av., Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Source: The Milwaukee (WI) Journal,
Sep 28, 1936, page 10

Received by Joe Chester.
DAVISON, Gaylord Jones (I15508)
Monticello, Iowa
Thursday, Oct. 1, 1959



HOPKINTON--Roy A. Slauson, 72, a retired farmer of the Sand Springs area who has made his hoe in Hopkinton for seven years, died Sunday morning at 6 a.m. in the Monticello hospital, following a long illness. He had been hospitalized two days.
Funeral services were held at St. Luke's Ctholic Church, Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Leo O'Connell officiated. Burial was in Sacred Heart cemetery at Monticello.
Born on a farm east of Sand Springs, Jan. 12, 1887, he was a son of pioneer settlers Douglas and Alice Cummings Slauson. He attended Lenox college in Hopkinton and the Cedar Rapids business college, and was employed by a Cedar Rapids implement dealer for three years.
He married Marion Egan of Monticello, April 30, 1912 and made their home on the parental Slauson farm for 40 years, retiring to Hopkinton, in 1952. They were the parents of nine children.
A son, Harry, a naval veteran was killed in an automobile accident in 1945, while home on leave.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Louis, Hopkinton; Duane, Greeley; and Donald, Cedar Rapids; five daughters, Velma, Mrs. John White, Worthington; May, Mrs. Joe Gudenkauf and Grace, Mrs. Louis Gudenkauf, both of Hopkinton; Marie, Mrs. Louis Stevens, Dyersville; Joyce, Mrs. Russell Tenley, Olin; and 36 grandchildren. Also thee brother, Vernon Slauson, Texas; Claude and Ed Slauson, both of Williamsburg VA.; and one sister, Mrs. Irene Gilliam of Texas.
He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church and Holy Name society.

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SLAUSON, Roy A. (I50753)
8841 The most accurate information that we have of Capt. David Godfrey is from a brief sketch of his life, written by his grandson, George Porter Godfrey, and read before a reunion of the Godfrey Family Association in Michigan at their first meeting in 1887: "...He and his brother, with ten or twelve other families emigrated from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia soon after the close of the French and Indian War in consequence of land bounties and other privileges offered by the king of England. there he lost his first wife and married our grandmother, Elizabeth Harris. Following this, he, and a part of the families who had accompanied him, abandoned their land and in 1769, procured an old sloop and turned its prow toward the Colonies. In his youth he was a sailor and made fourteen voyages to the west Indies and several to South America---how many as Captain we have no means of ascertaining..." Capt. David settled near what is now the town of Otisville where he built a house which is still standing in a good state of preservation.

David Godfrey was a soldier in the Continental Army, serving as a Private in Capt. Abraham Cuddeback's Company, Col. James McClaghery's 2nd Regiment of Ulster County Milita. On Aug. 17, 1790, he was included in a large group of men several of whom were Revolutionary soldiers, who, by right of occupancy, were granted a 7000-acre tract of land in the town of Mamakating, ulster county. A Survey return, dated Sept. 10, 1791, lists him as one of the group owning 200 acres.

The records of the OldSchool Baptist Church show that Elizabeth Godfrey was one of the original constituent members when it was organized in 1785. 
GODFREY, Capt. David (I78578)
8842 The name "Edmund Ward" is closely identified with the history of Eastchester, Westchester Co., NY. In bolton's Hist. of Westchester Co., vol 1, p. 211, we find the following item: "In the year 1700 it was resolved by the inhabitants of the town of Eastchester that Edmund Ward shall have and hold sixty acres of land, in consideration that the said Edmund Ward do pay the Indians purely, and clear the said town of and from the said payment when need be, etc.," Some years earlier than this transaction, it is likely that Edmund Ward, and possibly his aged father Samuel, removed from Fairfield to Eastchester. Samuel died Jan. 8, 1693, and his widow Hannah, and son Edmund administered upon his estate. Under date Dec. 28, 1699, we find the following in the Greenfield, Conn., Probate Records: "Edmund Ward, belonging to the manor of Fordham, in the county of Westchester, in the province of New York, administrator on the estate of my honored father, Samuel Ward, late of Fairfield, in the colony of Connecticut deceased, at a special court held at Fairfield, Mar. 29, 1693, have by these presents, delivered unto my loving brother, William War, according to order of court, for his legacy, the several tracts of land, hereafter mentioned," etc. Edmund Ward was one of the foremost men of this new settlement of Eastchester. By special grant of the crown, he, in company with others, became proprietor of what was known as the Long Reach, or New Patent. "Anne, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, etc., the Queen, defender of the faith, etc., grants to Col, William Peartree and others (among them Edmund Ward) a tract of land in Westchester Co. Dated 23rd of Sep in the 7th year of her Majesty's reign, 178." (Bolton Hist. Westchester Co., vol. 1, p. 211)
Mr. Ward was very active in all affairs pertaining to the welfare of the new settlement. He was Town Clerk, Recorder, etc., and held many offices of trust and responsibility. "The name of Ward was, during the 18th and the first half of the 19th centuries, that of the strongest family in the town of Eastchester. Edmund Ward was one of the patentees of the Long Reach grant. His son Edmund was the colonial Member of Assembly, and his two grandchildren were distinguished in the Revolution - Edmund, for his inflexible self-sacrifice and loyalty and Stephen, for his services in the patriot cause. Charles and Jonathan, sons of Stephen, rose to offices of influence and honor in the town." (Scharff History of Westchester Co., vol. 2, p. 750) 
WARD, Edmund (I59153)
8843 The name of his first wife and date of his marriage is unknown. He may have married first in England or Virginia. he m. second, 1663, in Boston, Grace (?) Ricks, b. about 1620-1625, the widow of William Ricks who was the son of Robert Ricks of Kenninghall, Co. of Norfolk, Eng. John Davys in 1641 agrees to build a house in Boston, 16 x 14 ft., for tis William Ricks, for the sum of L21.

John Bearse Newcomb of Elgin, Ill., the author and compiler of "Genealogical Memoir of the Newcomb Family, 1874," says: "Of the early history of Capt. Andrew Newcomb comparatively little is known; but from the records information has been obtained by which some idea may be formed of the man who appears to have been the progenitor of the largest branch of the Newcomb family in America. That he was born in England is quite certain; that he emigrated from the west of England, perhaps Devonshire or Wales, nearly all traditions declare. Beside tradition, however, there are other reasons that make it probable that such was the case. The date of his arrival in this country is not definitely known, but is is quite probable that he was among the earliest settlers of New England. First mention of him is made in 1663, in Bost, Mass., when and where he married his second wife, Grace: he was at that time a mariner or sea captain, and it is quite probable that this had been his occupation from youth, although there is no record to show it."

Later research inclines to the opinion that Capt. Newcomb came to America as captain of a sailing vessel, making his first landing perhaps at Barbados and from thence to Virginia. Absence of records in Virginia makes it impossible to verify this opinion.

Records indicate that Capt. Newcomb had not obtained a residence in Boston until after his second marriage, but that soon thereafter he, with his wife, occupied the former residence of William Ricks.... 
NEWCOMB, Capt Andrew (I73706)
8844 The name of his first wife is unknown. DI LIGURIA, Marchese of Piedmont Aledram Marchese (I18955)
8845 The name of his wife or the dates of their death are not on record.

He resided in the north part of Eastham, now Truro, Cape Cod, Mass. january 28, 1701/2, "voted to make inquiry concerning a whale whitch (it is said) Simon Newcomb and Rich Rich cut up at Billingsgate last year." Mr. Newcomb was chosen fence-view in 1702. There was laid out to him in 1711, as one of the proprietors of Truro, two pieces of land--4 acres for his tenement on Lieutenants Island, 2 acres in northeasterly corner and 2 acres northeasterly of Samuel Mayo, Jr's, lot. "A record of the divition of the pond of Moonpoon and the Old Field at Eastern harbor in ye north part of Truro called Moonpoon old field divition as they were laid out and lotted and bounded for ye proprietors thereof on ye fourth day of march 1711-12 the 6th lot fell to Wm. Dyer, Simeon Newcomb and Daniel and Benj. Small," 12 acres. he received, by division other lots of land near the line of Eastham and Truro and near Pamet Point.

His name, as also those of his sons, Simon and Andrew, was signed 12 June 1711 to a petition of the inhabitants of Billingsgate, a village of Eastham, "desiring John Done to go before the governor and seek remedy for difficulties they were subject to." The petition is now on file in Vol. 113, p. 606 of Mass. Archives at Boston...... 
NEWCOMB, Simeon (I73701)
8846 The name of Thomas Huse appears in the list of "Snowshoo men" of Captain Hugh March's company belonging to the North Regiment in Essex for operations against the Indians in 1710. In the Newbury Vital Records he is referred to as Sergeant Thomas Huse. Thomas Huse and his brother William were granted land near Contoocook, NY., in 1739 for service as soldiers in the expedition to Canada in 1690.

thomas Huse was a mason. He left a will dated 15 November 1732, proved December 1734, at which time all his children were living.

The will of Hannah, "widow of Thomas Huse of Newbury," was dated 5 February 1737 and was witnessed by Abel Huse. It was proved 23 May 1737. It mentions her three surviving daughter, Mary Holt, Hannah Hays, and Ruth Burnap, and son Ebenezer.

The following is from Currier's "OULD NEWBURY":

"Doctor Greenland sold property 1665-1666 to Israel Webster.....Mr. Webster owned the place until his death 7 December 1683. The next owner recorded was Thomas Huse, a mason, Mr. Webster's son-in-law. He owned it in 1692; and 6 May 1695, he sold it to John Badger of Newbury for L46---from which it was called Badger's Corner."

HUSE, Thomas (I31503)
8847 The name of Thomas' wife is "unknown". But he had 3 sons; Thomas, John and Joseph. MITCHELL, Thomas (I39993)
8848 The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 1-85, 1600s-1900s. Source (S03470)
8849 The New England and Historical Genealogical register:

In 1683 and 1684, John Austin, Thomas Austin and Elizabeth (Austin) Finch, all of Greenwich, gave receipts to their father-in-law (i.e., stepfather) William Hubbard for their portion of their deceased father JohnAustin's estate. John was probably a commercial tobacco grower, since his inventory contained, "a tobaca wheele, bouls & traies," ad L4 worth of tobacco -- a substantial amount considering his house and land together were valued at L12.

Writing in 1860, James Savage assumed that this was the same John Austin who had appeared briefly in New London, Connecticut, from 1647 to after 1651. While this may be the case, Savage did not mention his source(s) and no records have been found to confirm that this was indeed the same person. the possibility still exists, however, since a John Austin did own land in New London in 1648-49, and apparently sold at least some of it to Samuel Lathrop there sometime before 13 June 1655. John Austin was not in New London after that time, but no evidence has been found (other than the coincidence in timing) that connects him with anyone in Stamford or Greenwich. As already mentioned above, John Austin of Greenwich was certainly not part of the New Haven Austin family.

John Austin was one of eleven Greenwich men who pledged their allegiance to the Colony of New Haven on 6 October 1656. Greenwich itself was loosely connected with the Connecticut Colony, but not recognized as a separate town until May 1665, after the consolidation of the Connecticut and New Haven colonies. Before 1665, Greenwich people appeared as inhabitants of a fairly independent settlement at various times in the records of Stamford, New Haven, and Fairfield (the nearest other Connecticut colony town.) Therefore, in 1657, John Austin's estate was of concern to both colonies. At that time, new Haven had jurisdiction over Stamford, and so John Austin's inventory was recorded in both of those places, as well as in Fairfield. It should be emphasized, however, that John Austin of Greenwich never lived in any of those three places. 
AUSTIN, John (I74518)
8850 The new England Historical and Genealogical Register:

The date of his death has not been found but he was living in Stamford on 9 February 1721/2 when he, "of Stamford...formerly inhabitant & Resident in the Town of Greenwich," sold four acres in Greenwich to Samuel Peck. His wife has often been identified as Hannah Hardy, but Hannah's husband was named Jon Austin not Thomas Austin. The identity of Thomas Austin's wife is unknown.

Thomas Austin owned property and probably lived for a time in the town of Bedford, Westchester County, New York, just over the colony line from Stamford and Greenwich. He was granted land in Bedford at a Bedford town meeting on 23 April 1689 and again on 18 March 1695(/6). But he was called "of Stamford" when he sold a small parcel of land in Bedford to John Copp on 12 November 1703. He sold his remaining property in Bedford and moved back to Stamford about 1704, since in a deed dated at Stamford 1 December 1704, Thomas Austin "of Bedford" sold his three-acre homelot plus three other parcels of Bedford land and his remaining rights to future lands in Bedford to Robert Love of Stamford for an unspecified price.

He was certainly a resident of Stamford on 28 February 1716/7 whe he sold his 2/3 interest in a 5 1/2 acre parcel of land at Heckett's Hill to Isaac Weed....  
AUSTIN, Thomas (I74516)

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