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Edith V Hunger Johnston
4 Feb 1891
Pennsylvania, USA
22 Feb 1966 (aged 75)
Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida, USA
Vandergrift Cemetery
Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
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ZEPHYRHILLS (Special) - Mrs. Edith V. Johnston, 74, of 211 Eighth St., died Tuesday at her home. A native of Leechburg, Pa., Mrs. Johnston came here nine years ago from Tarentum, Pa. She was a member of First Methodist Church, Grandmothers Club, Zephyrhills Women's Republican Club, Crescent Circle and Chapter 98 of Order of Easter Star in Tarentum. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George E. Leach, Natrona Heights, Pa.; a son, Robert W. Johnston of California; a brother, Samuel K. Hunger, Vandergrift, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Helen Bennett, Kent Ohio, and three grandchildren.

The Tampa Tribune, page 2-A, Thursday, February 24, 1966
HUNGER, Edith V. (I00332)
Elizabeth (Perement) Clason of Stamford, Connecticut, Who Was Tried for Witchcraft, and her Clason Descendants
Harlan R. Jessup

In 1692, at the same time as the witchcraft hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Clason and Mercy Disborough were tried as witches at the county seat in Fairfield, Connecticut. The case against Elizabeth has been well documented and is briefly summarized in this article. In a booklet dated 1959, which does not mention the case, Robert W. Carder1 summarized the Clason descendants of Elizabeth and her husband Stephen Clason of Stamford. That family summary, somewhat amended, follows the trial summary.

The Witchcraft Trial of Elizabeth Clason

Katherine Branch, a seventeen-year-old servant of the Clasons?s neighbors Daniel and Abigail Wescot, was subject to convulsive and paralytic seizures, and in the aftermath of several of these she accused Elizabeth, along with Mercy Disborough and several others, of bewitching her. Elizabeth vigorously denied the accusation but acknowledged there had been an ongoing tension between her and Katherine?s mistress, arising from a dispute over the weight of a quantity of spun flax. On another earlier occasion Elizabeth had chastised Mary Newman whose children had stolen some fruit from the Clason orchard. That evening three of the Newman?s sheep had died, and, finding no other cause, some believed them to have been bewitched. In May of 1692 a Court of Inquiry began hearings in Stamford

"Upon ye Information & sorrofull complainte of Serjeant Daniel Wescot in Regard of his maide Servant Katherine Branch whom he suspects to be afflicted pr witchcraft."

While hearings continued, Elizabeth Clason and Mercy Disborough were held in the county jail at Fairfield until the October conclusion of the trial. In June both Elizabeth and Mercy were put to the water test, being bound hand and foot and pushed into a deep pond or millrace where the guilty were expected to float because of the devil?s aversion to water. This test was already being discredited by New England cleric Increase Mather and by others. Elizabeth being

"bownd head & foote & put into the water she swam like a corck & one laboured to pry her into the water & she boyed up like a corck..."

On 4 Jun 1692, in Elizabeth?s defense, some seventy-six of her neighbors and friends signed a petition assuring the court that

"...we have not known her to be of a contentious frame nor giuen to use threatening words or to act maliciously towards her neighbors but hath bene siuil and orderly...and not to be a busybody..."

The special court, headed by Governor Robert Treat, was convened in Fairfield on 14 Sep 1692, and their formal indictment reads in part:

"Elizabeth Clawson is complayned of & accused as Guilty of witchcraft...for that on the 25th of Aprill ...& at sundry other times she hath by the Instigation & help of the divell...afflicted & don harme to the bodye & estates of sundry of [their Majesties?] subjects..."

The court heard evidence for several days, but after long deliberation the jury was unable to reach a conclusion in either case. The court reconvened on 28 October and, after additional testimony and further examination for ?witchmarks,? the jury found Elizabeth not guilty and she was freed, returning to her family in Stamford where she lived another 22 years to age 83. The jury found Mercy Disborough guilty and maintained this conclusion even after reconsideration. Apparently alarmed by the possibility of an execution, Governor Treat appointed a special committee, which reported in May 1693 that they had reprieved Mercy Disborough. Their report admonished against further such trials stating that

"...the miserable toyl they are in in the Bay [Massachusetts] for Adhereing to those last mentioned Litigious things is warning enof, those that wil make witchcraft of such things wil make hanging work apace...." 
PEREMENT, Elizabeth (I43915)
Franklin, NJ: Mary Elizabeth Skok(nee Sheldon), 96 years old, died peacefully surrounded by family at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ after a short illness. Born to Daniel and Laura Sheldon in Franklin, NJ, she was a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ.

Mrs. Skok was a dedicated homemaker, a member of the Franklin First Presbyterian Church, a former member of Order of the Eastern Star and an avid gardener.

Mrs. Skok was predeceased by her husband, Franz Skok(1982), a son, John Skok and 6 brothers and sisters and was the devoted mother of Franz J. Skok of Bridgewater, NJ, Robert E. Skok of Blairstown, NJ, James E. Skok of Point Pleasant, NJ, Laura E. Donnell of Stafford, VA and Mary Elizabeth Clark of Sparta, NJ. Cherished by 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 4-7:30 PM. Funeral service will be Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Franklin First Presbyterian Church. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.

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SHELDON, Mary Elizabeth (I49430)
He was the son of Walter & Elizabeth Haynes.

He came to America with his parents aboard the "Confidence" in the year 1638.

He married the widow, Elizabeth (Noyes)Freeman, 13 Nov 1646. She being the daughter of Peter Noyes and widow of John Freeman.

We learn from the town records of Sudbury, Massachusetts:
On July 9, 1645 - Josiah Haynes took the Oath of fidelity.
In 1666 he was chosen on the Board of Selectmen.
In 1674 he was appointed as surveyor.
On Oct. 21, 1674 he was chosen to supply lumber for a new bridge over the Sudbury River.
On July 9, 1675 he was promoted from Sgt. To Lieutenant.
On July 11, 1684 he was chosen to be on the committee appointed to ratify the contract on behalf of the town of another tract of land purchased from the Indians.

The exact date of death of Josiah Haynes is not known, but his will was dated Jan. 31, 1698, showing that he lived to an old age.

Children of Josiah Haynes and Elizabeth Noyes are:
1. Josiah b-27 Apr 1655, d-bef 23 Nov 1721
2. Thomas b-abt 1656, d-29 Jun 1656
3. Abigail b-30 Nov 1657
4. Deborah (twin) b-13 Dec 1659
5. Sarah (twin) b-13 Dec 1659
6. Hannah b-31 Dec 1660, d. 20 Apr 1669
7. Sarah b-28 Sep 1663, d-bef 31 Jan 1698
8. Caleb b-19 May 1667, d. 1687
9. Joshua b-17 Sep 1669, d. 29 Mar 1757

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HAYNES, Josiah (I28075)
Henry Kingsbury was at Ipswich in 1638, according to Felt's History. The Hammatt papers do not give his residence so early, but state that he was a commoner in Ipswich in 1641. He subscribed 2s to the major Denison fund, Dec. 19, 1648. the same year, 648, Feb. 8, he sold his farm in Ipswich, 32 acres, for L5 to Thomas Safford, but this does not mean that he left Ipswich then, for the same year he bought of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, "house and land on High St. in Ipswich," and twelve years later, Aug. 30, 1660, Henry Kingsbury andSusan his wife, of Ipswich, sold to Robert Lord their House and Land on High Street for two Oxen in hand - L5 to be paid Robert Paine and 40s to Edmund Bridges. The same year Henry Kingsbury, Rowley, late of Ipswich, and Susan his wife, sold six acres to Reinold Foster. Henry Kingsbury was one of the inhabitants of Ipswich who signed a petition, May 17, 1658, stating tat they have all taken toe oath of fidelity, but are not freemen. They claim the right to cote in town affairs, which had been questioned in town meeting. (
There was some relationship between Henry Kingsbury and John Gage, who was a neighbor of Kingsbury at Ipswich, and afterwards at Rowley...

Savage states that John Gage came from County Suffolk in the fleet with Winthrop. He, too, went with the younger Winthrop to Ipswich, and then removed about 1662 to that part of Rowley afterwards Bradford, and was again a neighbor of Kingsbury. Gage deposed in 1662 that he was aged about 58, therefore a somewhat older man than Kingsbury. His first wife was Amee, who died in June, 1658. Either she was Kingsbury's sister, or Kingsbury married Gage's sister. Gage died March 24, 1672/3; his will mentions wife Sarah, five sons and one grandson. Henry Kingsbury was one of the appraisers of John Gage's estate, March 26, 1673, and also of Jonathan Gage's estate, March 15, 1674/5.

Susanna, wife of Henry Kingsbury, died in Haverhill, February 21, 1678/9. he died in Haverhill, October 1, 1687.

The inventory was taken Oct. 10, 1687, by Josiah Gage and Jonathan Haynes amounting to L40.19s 6d. returned by Joseph Kingsbury, who was appointed administrator. (Essex Co. Probate Records.)

Thomas Kingsbery, Joseph Kinsbery, James Kinsbery, and Saml Kinsbery, took the oath of allegiance in Haverhill, November 28, 1677.  
KINGSBURY, Henry (I33934)
Henry was a Knight. He was killed at Shewsbury. Henry was often called "Henry Hotspur".[ingram1.FTW]
The Complete Peerage V.ix,p714. He was buried at Whitchurch, disinterred, his head sent to York, and his quarters to London, Newcastle, Bristol and Chester, and then sent to his widow. 
PERCY, Sir Henry 'hotspur ' Knt. (I43905)
HUNTLEY - Ruth L. Lawther, 95, of Huntley, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at home.

She was born March 22, 1908, in Butler, Pa., to Harry and Maude (Dickey) Winger. she married Theodore R. Lawther Sr. on June 28, 1925, in Butler.

She had been a Huntley resident since 1947 and was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Huntley.

She was a homemaker, who was known for her baking.

Survivors include a son, Theodore "Ted" Lawther Jr. of St. Louis; a granddaughter, Pamela Lawther, and a former daughter-in-law, Jeanne Krueger, both with Mrs. Lawther at home in Huntley; a step-granddaughter, Susan (John) Lamb of Warson Woods, Mo.; two step-great-granddaughters, Maggie and Chrissy Lamb; her caregiver, Kathy Escobar of Woodstock; and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Nov. 18, 1993; a sister, Ethel Gregg; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Lawther.

The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Norman Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Huntley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Humane Society, Huntley Rescue Squad or to the St. John Lutheran Church in Union.

(Northwest Herald 6-2-2003) 
WINGER, Ruth L. (I88578)
HUNTLEY - Theodore R. Lawther sr., 88, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1993, in his home.

He was born Aug. 10, 1905, in Tarentum, Pa., the son of Albert and Eva (Knox) Lawther.

He was a resident of Huntley since 1947 and was vice president of production for H.D. Catty Corp. of Huntley. He retired in 19984 after 51 years with the company. He was a former member of the Huntley Lions Club and was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth L. Winger, whom he married June 28, 1925, in Butler, Pa.; a son, Theodore (Mary Ann) Lawther Jr. of Des Peres, Mo.; a granddaughter, Pamela Lawther of Huntley; a step granddaughter, Susan Lamb of Warson Woods, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Maggie and Chrissy Lamb; and two sisters, Thelma Sorrell of New Kensington, Pa., and Elizabeth Carney of Hampton, Va.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Alfred and Paul Lawther; and two sisters, Honey Fowler and Sarah Ralston.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in the James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, Huntley. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the funeral home, the Rev. Ronald T. Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in the Huntley Cemetery.

(Northwest Herald 11-20-1993)

LAWTHER, Theodore R. (I88561)
Edward Whaley
Edward Whaley, of New Milford, CT, born August 29, 1919, the third child born to Ira and Phoebe Whaley of Norwalk, CT. Raised in East Norwalk, he served a tour of duty in WWII, with the US Army 43 division. He was sent to the South Pacific with his best friend Joseph Padula and many people from the Danbury, Norwalk area, until the war ended. He resided and served the Methodist Church in the following communities, East Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, Gaylordsville, CT and New Milford, CT, until he passed away on November 10, 2017. Until the end his devotion to his family, church, country, and local community residents' was his daily routine.
Predeceased by wife Dorothy "Dot" Whaley; brother Ira Whaley of East Norwalk; sister Phoebe Johnson of Norwalk, CT and sister Ruth Vasquez of South Carolina. Surviving relatives are daughter Pamela Butler of Gaylordsville, CT; son Dennis Whaley and his wife Gail Whaley of Livingston Manor, NY; grandchildren Brian Butler of Gaylordsville, CT, Kelly Butler of Sherman, CT and Heather Whaley of Danbury, CT and several nieces and nephews throughout the country.
A Celebration of Life Service will be Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Milford Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. There will be a private burial for the family at Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville, CT.
Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

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WHALEY, Edward Gilson (I92454)
Wife of Salamon M. Graves
died Aug 14,1842
Ae 53 y'rs
Rest dear one rest thy day's of pain are over
And night of anguish thou thy shalt know no more
Thy days of sorrow are changed to joy
And sleepless nights to bliss without alloy 
RANSOM, Lucy (I45895)
John Fredrick Mattern died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Vineyard Heights Assisted Living. He was 94 years old.

John was born September 1, 1923 in Lemoore, California, to Fredrick and Dora (Ornduff) Mattern. They moved to Newberg, Oregon when he was a young child. A few years later, they moved up to Chehalem Mountain.

John attended a small grade school there and most of his classmates were girls. He looked forward to the end of the school day to get home to his dog, get his gun and go squirrel hunting. He told a lot of good stories about growing up on the mountain.

John moved back to Newberg as a young teenager and started a paper route to earn money for a bike. He attended Newberg High School for a short time. He decided to quit school so he could go to work on his sister's farm. He always said he loved every minute of his years working on the farm. He loved his horse that he spent every day with on the farm.
In the mid-1940s, John met and later married Helen (Freuler) Baker. John was an instant father to Helen's 3 year old daughter, Penny. Later they had three more children; Kathryn, Mike and Scott. He remodeled the family home from top to bottom. It took many years, but it is still home to all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

John was a hard worker all of his life. He worked for Yamhill County Road Department on the bridge crew. He retired after 30 years with the county at the age of 70.

John was a hunter and fisherman in his younger years. After his retirement, he and Helen bought a 5th wheel trailer and went on many camping trips to the beach. After a few years they decided to give that up and travel by car and airplane. They took many trips to Reno, Las Vegas, Alaska and Hawaii. John was a lifetime member of the NRA. He had an amazing love and respect for guns.

John lost his one love (as one of John's grandsons said), Helen, in 2013. They had been married for 65 years. They were loving parents and generous in every way. We are thankful that John is now free of pain and suffering.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; son, Mike; son-in-law, Tom; and stepgranddaughter Dixie.

John is survived by daughters: Penny and Kathryn; his son, Scott; grandchildren: Jeff Piper, Lisa Piper, Jason Piper, Trevor Dix (Elizabeth), Katie Bowdle (Brandon), Sarah Ogsaen (Brandon), Amanda Mattern (Matt), Maya Mattern, Cara Guidici (Nicholas), Whitley Mattern, Madelyn Mattern, Coy Mattern; stepgrandchildren: Denae (Tim), Teresa (Devin), Jared and Amanda; great-grandchildren: Christopher, Stephen, Justin, Megan, Ryan, Halle, Zachary, Phoenix, Maddix, Dillon, Taylor, Aiden, Ivy, Alisa, Aliah and Nica; and many stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Macy & Son Chapel on Monday February 19, 2018 at 11:00am. Private family interment will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hillsboro, OR.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. 
MATTERN, John Fredrick (I90875)
Killed and buried in Belchite, Zaragoza, Spain fighting against fascism in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. 
EATON, Henry Griffin (I86732)
LaRue Herald News:
Mrs. Deane Ladd, age sixty-eight years, a resident of Route One, Hodgenville, died Sunday morning in Sellersburg, Indiana, after a short illness.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Sudie French and Mrs. Daisy Shoffner, both of Hodgenville, and Mrs. Katherine Constant, of Elizabethtown.
The body was brought to brownfield Funeral Home here.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chapel at Brownfield Funeral Home with burial in Red Hill Cemetery.

(added by Russell Perkins, FAG #47213352)

CUNDIFF, Wilda Deane (I93285)
Laurence W. "Larry" Jones Jr., 95, a resident of Nature Park Commons, Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. He was born Sept. 19, 1921, in South Greensburg, a son of the late Laurence W. Jones Sr., and Mary Lorene Wengert Jones. Prior to his retirement, Larry was employed by the Charles M. Henry Printing Co., of Greensburg, with 46 years of service. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army.

Larry was a member of First Baptist Church in Jeannette, the Jeannette American Legion Post No. 344 and the Jeannette Masonic Lodge No. 750. Larry also enjoyed golfing, was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers. In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by his wife, Elsie J. Lawther Jones in 2015; and a brother, Thomas A. Jones. He is survived by two daughters, Judith A. Spallino and husband, Jerome, and Cynthia L. Loughran, all of Greensburg; a son, Laurence W. Jones and wife, Lesley, of Ligonier; six grandchildren, Brian Gilligan, Aaron Gilligan and wife, Erica, Michael Loughran and wife, Julie, Erica Smith and husband, Jimmy, Lauren Kesslar and husband, Zac, and Courtney Jones and wife, Amanda; eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Ryan, Connor, Maura, Margaret, Meredith, Cameron and Jimmy; two sisters, Lorena J. Miller, of South Greensburg, and Lois Maloy, of Southwest Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staffs of Nature Park Commons and the ViaQuest Hospice, for all of the kind and compassionate care that Larry received.

Friends will be received 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 North 2nd St., Jeannette. A funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Charles Bowser officiating. Interment with military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.

(Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 201 
JONES, Laurence W. (I88604)
Lawrence C. Raynor, 91, of Vestal, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

He was born in Montrose to the late Leon C. and Mabel A. (Sivers) Raynor.

Surviving is his wife, Marion (Hall) Raynor; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Regina Raynor, Montrose; daughter, Janet Pekera, Apalachin, N.Y.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Patricia (Jim) Scalzo, Jack (Marjorie) Raynor, Sandra Raynor, Gregory (Ro) Pekera, Douglas (Paulette) Pekera; nine great grandchildren, Shannon Pasquarella, Bill Huggins, Kate Huggins, Corrin and Travis Raynor, Hannah and Haley Pekera, Joey and Jimmy Pigot; one great-great grandson, Abel Pasquarella; two sisters, Alma Jean Blaisure, and Rosalee Raynor, Montrose; brother-in-law, and his wife, Ken and Barbara Hall, Vestal, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Carlton Raynor, predeceased Larry.

Lawrence was a Montrose High School graduate of 1939. He was a WW II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps; where he graduated from the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics, and worked as an airplane mechanic and engineer. He was a retired plumber and pipe fitter, and a member of their Local no.112 for over 50 years. Larry was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He and his lovely wife, Marion, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in May, where they renewed their vows in front of family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church at 2:20 p.m. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

RAYNOR, Lawrence C. (I92078)
Marion Loretta Reedy
January 24, 1955 ~ January 21, 2021

Marion Loretta Williams, was born on January 24th, 1955 in Shamrock, Wheeler County, TX to Dewayne Williams and Marion Janelle Crowder. She graduated from High School. She worked in Retail for several years and became a Domestic Engineer. Marion Loretta, enjoyed spending quality time with all her children and grandchildren and going to the park with them. Her favorite pass time was dabbing into ceramics and crafts and creating. Watching a variety of crime shows on television. Listening to her favorite Country Western singer George Straight and her rock star singer Elvis Presley. She collected pandas of all sorts of figurines, stuff toys, and ceramics. Attended church twice a week at Elm Groves Baptist church in Lubbock.

(Published by Head Duarte Funeral Home) 
WILLIAMS, Marion Loretta (I2305)
NIAGARA FALLS ? Ralph A. Willis, formerly of 85th Street, died on Friday, July 22, 2011 in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence. He was 91. He was born in Ogdensburg, NJ, on September 28, 1919, the son of Aaron and Malinda Willis.

He attended trade school in Nebraska and moved to Niagara Falls in the early 1940Ős, briefly working for Bell Aerospace. Mr. Willis retired from Nabisco Shredded Wheat in 1981 as supervisor. Prior to his supervisory position he worked as a millwright. Following his retirement he enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the US. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. An avid bowler, he bowled in several leagues throughout the years. He also was an amateur photographer, his primary focus being covered bridges.

He was predeceased by his wife, Verna "Jane" Willis in November 2002; and two brothers, Ernest and Robert Willis. Survivors include three children, Ruth Ann Ozzino (Robert) of Pendleton, NY, Jane Elizabeth Willis of Lockport and David Willis (Belinda) of the City of Tonawanda; eight grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Cory, Chad and Casey Willis, Kenneth Ozzino, Kathleen Rose (David) and Annette Daigler (Jeff); six great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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WILLIS, Ralph A. (I94534)

Mrs. Maggie (Slawson) Ferguson, 86 of 2440 St. Clair Ave., died at the Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon (Ill.) at 4:45 a.m. today, April 2, 1984. She was a resident of the care center since October 1983. Mrs. Ferguson was born December 3, 1898 in Miller County, MO, and moved to this area 59 years ago. She was a member of Bethel Chapel Pentecostal Church. Her husband, Sherman Ferguson, died in 1977.

Survivors include four sons, Lowell Ferguson, Granite City, Raymond Ferguson, Collinsville, Robert Ferguson of Maryville and Ralph Ferguson of Joplin, MO; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Aldridge, Fairview Heights, Mrs. Harold (Phoebe) Knecht, Placerville, Calif. and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Hayes of Thayer, MO; a brother Everett Slawson of Crocker, MO; one sister, Mrs Albert (Blanche) Alexander of Dixon, MO; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Funeral Home, 21st Street and Cleveland Boulevard. The Rev. Clifton Galiher will conduct services at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bethel Chapel Pentecostal Church, 25th Street and Ohio Avenue, with burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Edwardsville Township.

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SLAWSON, Maggie Elizabeth (I51855)
Pamela Ruth Lawther, 66, of Huntley passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at home.

She was born on July 19, 1949 in Woodstock, IL the daughter of Theodore R. and Jean (McCabe) Lawther. A lifelong resident of Huntley, she attended Huntley schools, graduating in 1968. She was employed at the H.D. Catty Corp. in customer service for her entire working life, forty eight years. Pam was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Huntley where she enjoyed volunteering, especially on donut Sundays. She was a loyal Cubs fan and also a dedicated walker, often seen around the streets of Huntley getting her daily exercise. Most of all, Pam was a faithful and devoted friend who always followed through with thoughtfulness and generosity.

Pam is survived by her aunt, Dorothy McCabe of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandparents, Theodore and Ruth Lawther.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 am on Friday March 4, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow immediately at 10 am. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 2, 2016 
LAWTHER, Pamela Ruth (I88581)
Pioneer of 1847 Dies at His Home

Funeral services for George Smith Rust, Salt Lake Valley pioneer of 1847 and early settler of Manti were held in the North Ward Chapel Tuesday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery. Mr. Rust died Sunday morning at his home here.

Mr. Rust was as born January 23, 1834 at Lowell, Vt., the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Rust. He was wall baptized in the Mississippi river near Nauvoo by the prophet Joseph Smith in 1843. He started in 1847 to cross the plains with his father, his mother having died several years previous. When the call came for the Mormon battalion the father volunteared and left George to make his way across the plains with the Halto family in Daniel Spencers company. He arrived in Salt Lake valley in September 1847. Since that time he has been on the front, pioneering and helping build up he the towns and cities in Utah. He filled two missions in the eastern states and labored 21 years in the Manti temple. Together with his wife he completed the temple work for more than 5000 of their kindred who are dead.

He is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters.

The services Tuesday were conducted by Bishop R. N. Peterson. The speakers were President Lewis Anderson, P. H. Madsen, and Bishop Peterson. John Lowry offered the opening prayer. C. F. Cox Sr. said the benediction, the ward choir rendered the appropriate music. Mrs. Nephi L. Cottom sang, "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go Dear Lord."

Alma Johnson dedicated the grave.

Published in the Manti Messenger 1922-06-23

Son of William Walker Rust and Mary Thurston Rand.
RUST, George Smith (I88287)
Published in the Pike County Dispatch (PA)
January 17, 2013

PORT JERVIS ? Herbert E. Little, age 82 of Port Jervis passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.

He was born on July 1, 1930 in Lafayette, New Jersey, the son of the late William and Eva Campbell Little.

Herb proudly served our country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. He is a member of the American Legion Post #213 in Wantage, New Jersey. A family statement read, " Herb devoted his entire life to his family, who were so very dear and important to him." He worked as press operator for Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg, New Jersey until his retirement.

Herbert married Leona Aumick Little, who survives at home.

He is also survived by his 4 sons, Albert Casterlin and his wife Joy of Port Jervis, Thomas Casterlin and his wife Lisa of Lafayette, New Jersey, Alan Casterlin and his wife Joan of Sussex, New Jersey and Herbert Little of York, Penna., his daughter, Janice Karstetter and her husband Gary of Branchville, New Jersey, his brother John Little of Port Jervis, and his sister, Connie O'Dell of Vernon, New Jersey, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services were private at the convenience of the family. Cremation took place at HG Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., NY Office, 333 Seventh Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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LITTLE, Herbert Edwood (I36216)
Raymond H. Slawson, 61, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at a local hospital. Raymond was born in Panama City and was a graduate of Rutherford High School. He retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years service in the U.S. Air Force. After retirement, Raymond worked for Lockeed-Martin Aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his father, Nelson L. Slawson.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Slawson; children, Sean Slawson, Nelson Slawson, Monica Fernandez, Tabitha Slawson and Neysa Slawson; his mother, Frances Lewis; sister, Elouise Brooks; stepbrother, Charles Lewis and wife, Carolyn; three granddaughters; and one grandson.

A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Key officiating, and with full military honors by the U.S. Air Force. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the funeral home.
Kent-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home
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Panama City, Fla. 32405
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SLAWSON, Raymond Harold (I86957)
Robert E. "Bob" Long, 81 years, of Oswego, IL died Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Alden of Waterford in Aurora, IL. He was born May 2, 1924 in Joliet, IL, the son of the late Charles E. and Clara E. (nee Wilkinson) Long.
He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Oswego, IL and a life member of Montgomery Memorial VFW Post in Montgomery, IL.
He served his country honorably during World War II, serving in Europe until he was wounded in October of 1944. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
Prior to his retirement in 1985, he was employed as a watchmaker for 38 years, 26 of which was at Bockman Jewelers in Aurora, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Weise), whom he married on August 21, 1946 in Oswego, IL and after marriage, resided in Joliet, IL for a time; a daughter, Susan Burnette of Oswego, IL; granddaughter, Angela (Erik) Larson of Leander, TX; two great grandchildren, Brooke and Ben Larson; several nieces and nephews; and by a sister-in-law, Julia Long of Joliet, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Klett; two brothers, Herbert Long (his twin) and Jack Long; and nephew, Scott Long.
Visitation will take place on Monday, October 10, 2005 from 4 to 7 PM at the McKEOWN-DUNN FUNERAL HOME, LTD & CREMATION SERVICES at 210 S. Madison St. in Oswego, IL. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 10 AM at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora, IL with Rev. Phil sheets officiating.
Memorials may be directed to either Hospice Partners, 4415 W. Harrison Suite 403, Hillside, IL, 60162 or the Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W. Washington St. in Oswego, IL, 60543. For additional information: 630-554-3888 or 800-942-DUNN. 
LONG, Robert E. (I93905)
Robert L. Lawther
New Kensington

Robert Louis Lawther, 76, of New Kensington, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh. Born Feb. 2, 1932, in New Kensington, he was the son of late Roy A. and Mary I. Hoak Lawther and was a 1949 graduate of New Kensington High School. He had been a resident of the local area most of his life. Having served in the Air Force during the Korean War, he participated in many refueling missions as part of the navigation team of the aircraft. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. He was employed by Pan American Airlines as an engine mechanic at the former Idelwild Airport, now JFK International Airport, New York. He was a service manager at both the former Ken Auto, New Kensington, and St. Clair Dodge, Pittsburgh. He then worked at Aluminum Co. of America, New Kensington, retiring after 20 years of service. For five years he then worked at Moonlight Mushrooms, Worthington. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed his camp in Tionesta and spending time with friends at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 699, Tarentum, where he was an active member. He was a member of Tyrian Lodge No. 644 Free and Excepted Masons, New Kensington. Beloved father, the Rev. Richard C. (Freda) Lawther, of Fairgrove, Mich., William K. (Haunani) Lawther, of Springfield, Ore., Kenneth R. Lawther, of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Robyn S. (Jeff) Ramaley, of New Kensington; grandfather of Lehua Lawther, Keith Lawther, Lopaka (Mandy) Lawther, Kawika (Michelle) Lawther, Likeke and Kimo Lawther, Jennifer (Dan) Guerrini and Jeffrey (Danielle) Ramaley; and great-grandfather of four. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Reba I. Lawther, who died June 12, 1982. and brothers, Jack Hoebeck, William A. Lawther and Roy T. Lawther. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Clifford E. Buell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Eagles will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

(Obituary from The Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa.)

LAWTHER, Robert Louis (I88573)
Roy T. Lawther

Roy T. Lawther, 67, of Arnold, died Friday (July 2, 2004) in Beverly Health Care, Oakmont.

Born July 28, 1936, in New Kensington, he lived in the Valley all of his life.

An Air Force veteran, he later also served in the Naval Reserve.

Mr. Lawther worked at Woodings Tool and Die, Verona, until it closed. Previously, he worked for Braeburn Steel Corp., Lower Burrell.

A social member of Arnold Firemen's Club, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert L. Lawther of New Kensington and William A. Lawther of Tionesta.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Hoak Lawther; and a brother, Jack Hoebeck.

Private services and burial will be held Friday. Arrangements are under the care of ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Private burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.

(Obituary from The Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa.)
LAWTHER, Roy T. (I88574)
Ruth Schuyler McCuen
1st Wife of John Ralph McCuen.
Death Last Night of Mrs. Ralph McCuen
Mrs. Elizabeth Schuyler McCuen,wife of Ralph McCuen, died unexpectedly at 6:45 last night at the McCuen residence at Chazy.age was 73.
Survivors other than her husband are a brother, Warren J. Schuyler of Syracuse and two nieces and two nephews.
The body will be taken to the McCuen residence at seven o'clock tonight to await funeral services Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Chazy,

Services for Mrs. J. Ralph MeCuen of Chazy were conducted Feb.22nd by Rev. A. R. Kay, pastor of the Chazy Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. McCuen died at her home after a heart attack on February 19.1953. Born on February 6, 1880, in Syracuse,
Mrs. McCuen, nee Elizabeth Schuyler, was educated in that city and was employed by the U.S. Steel Company at Gary, Ind. and Hearts flight Farm, located at Chazy early in 1909. She was married to Mr. McCuen at Chazy on Feb. 15,
1911.Mrs. McCuen took an extremely active part in the religious and civic life of the community. She was
a member of the Chazy Presbyterian Church, the Saranac chapter of the D.A.R., Eastern Star, the Women's League of Physician's Hospital,American Red Cross and the Chazy
Garden Club.
Surviving are her husband, and one brother, Warren J. Schuyler, of Syracuse; several nephews and nieces and several grand-nephews and grandnieces.
Out-of-town relatives attending the services included Mr. and Mrs.Warren J. Schuyler, Mrs. William Comer, Mrs. Brooks W. McCuen and Donald W. McCuen, all of Syracuse;Dr. and Mns, William F.Tague, of Montour Falls, N. Y.; Mrs.Fredrick H. Nichols, of Jamestown;Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Pike, of Waddington;.Fredrick W. Nichols, of Dayton, Ohio; John E. McCuen, of East Greenwich, R. I.; Dr. and Mrs.J. Benton Pike, of Massena; Bradford F. McCuen, of Charlotte, N.
C; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nichols,of Pottersville, and Mr. and Mrs.Emerson I. Saxe of Plattsburgh.
Committal services were held in the chapel of the. Riverside Cemetery in Chazy where Interment will take place.
Pallbearers were John Beckman, Mr. Donald Green, Mr. Clyde Lewis, Mr. Fred Merrihew.Mr. Levi Todriff, and Mr. Anthony Tolasky,all of Chazy.

SCHUYLER, Ruth (I89305)
Sidney W. Crum, Sr., 86 years passed away on Saturday January 11, 2014 at Milford Manor Nursing Home. Born in Ogdensburg he was the son of the late William and Rosalie (Talmadge) Crum. He has been a resident of Hamburg for most of his life.

Mr. Crum was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving his country during WW II. For over 30 years he was employed as a mechanic/truck driver at the Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Twp. Upon his retirement he worked for Dahn Trucking and Dunn's Bus Service. He was a member of the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 in Sussex, a member of the New Jersey National Guard in Franklin. He was a member of the New Jersey State Fire Chief's Association, the Sussex County Fire Police and an Exempt 60 year member and former Chief of the Hamburg Fire Department.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister's Martha Conner, Jennie Babcock and Sarah Shauger and Violet Lust. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Virginia (Conner) Crum, his children Pat and Paul Morrison of Sussex, Sidney and Donna Crum of Hamburg, and Terry Crum of Hamburg, six grandchildren Paul, Mike, Jennifer, Chris, Misty, and Mark, nine great-grandchildren David, Tyler, Timothy, Madison, Dakota, Isabella, Maggie, Logan and Lucas, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 AM on Thursday January 16, at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Hamburg Fire Department Fireman's Service will be held Wednesday Evening. In lieu of flowers donations in Sidney's memory would be preferred and may be made to the Hamburg Fire Department P. O. Box 262 Hamburg, NJ 07419.

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CRUM, Sidney W. (I94832)
Son of Edward William and Eva A. Ladd, born in Albany, New York.

LaRue Herald news:
George Kendall Ladd, age seventy-two years, a resident of Hodgenville, died at 3 am Monday at hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown following and extended illness.
He was a native of New York and a retired Office manager for a New York firm for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wilda Deane Cundiff Ladd; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Fry, of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Albert Coburn, of New York; a step daughter, Mrs. Leonard Bossard, of New York, and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chapel at Miller and Brownfield Funeral Home here with burial in Red Hill Cemetery.

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LADD, George Kendall (I93284)
William Joyner, Sr. was born on Tuesday, 11th of August 1693 in Boston. Exact parentage can not be proven at this time. At age 22 years William Joyner removes from the Boston area to New London, CT. "The Diary of Joshua Hempstead of New London, Connecticut, 1711-1758." Hempsted who was a shipwright, carpenter, lawyer, and surveyor and was acquainted with 'Will' Joyner writes several accounts in his Diary. On 15 July 1718, Will Joyner married Elizabeth Eads, daughter of William Eads and Elizabeth (last name unknown) as recorded at the Congregational Church in New London, CT. Sometime prior to date of marriage William Joyner had settled in the village of Haddam working as a carpenter in the ship yards. "Haddam Death Records" records: "On 29 November 1734, William Joyner succumbs to sudden death at age 41 years, he was found dead when he fell off a swinging foot bridge near the river let in Haddam/ East Haddam on 29 Nov 1734." Cause: death by drowning. Wife and mother Elizabeth Joyner is left with 3 small children. On 15 April of 1741, when Elizabeth Joyner dies at age 52 years, leaving her children orphans and guardian Samuel Fuller, Jr. is appointed by the court. Children are: William, Robert and Elizabeth.

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JOYNER, William (I32550)
Wilmot Spofford Ames states that John Ames of New London was born at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Robert and Elizabeth Ames on the above date. Frances Manwaring Caulkins states in her HISTORY OF NEW LONDON that John was from Massachusetts, and mentions (specultively) that he is of the "Andover" family. However, Genealogist John M. Raymond deals with John's origins exhaustively in his article "The Ancestors of John and Robert Ames of Wethersfield, Connecticut."

In his paper, Raymond states definitively that John Ames who arrived in New London in 1696 was of the Woburn Family of Robert and Elizabeth, and is the John mentioned by Caulkins in her HISTORY as arriving in New London County in 1696. He further affirms that John, being mentioned in Robert of Woburn's will, and in Ames Family Histories and Genealogies, is without doubt the John of the Woburn Family.

John Ames married Abigail Rose Morgan at Groton, New London 1 Feb 1698. They had 5 children (known) before Abigail's death 25 Feb 1713. Their first child was John, Jr., born 14 Aug 1701. John, Sr. remarried Paltiah Stebbins on 20 Jul 2013, and they had 3 children.

Joshua Hempsted records in his DIARY for 1 Jun 1735: "John Eams Died with the Plurisie Sick a fortnight 60 odd." The following day he records: "John Eams Buried"

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EAMS, John (I64571)
With the dawning of the day last Saturday, Sun Prairie lost another and one of the last of her pioneer residents in the person of Mrs. Mary Pinchin, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie DeLine, at the extreme age of 92 years, 2 months, and 18 days. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy Thursday evening the 12th inst., shortly after retiring for the night, but her seemingly rugged constitution kept the spark of life within the aged body for nearly 10 days before the soul took its flight across the "dark river." The deceased's maiden name was Mary Slauson and she was born in the town of Carmel, Putman County, NY on January 3, 1816. She grew to womanhood and was married in her native state, the date of her union with William Pinchin being March 17, 1836. Six children blessed their union, four girls and two boys. The boys died in infancy, but all the daughters survive her; Mrs. H. Marks of Ohioa, NE, Mrs. Emma Gibbons of Pasadena, CA, Mrs. Jacob Wolf of Sun Prairie township, and Mrs. Minnie DeLine of this village. In 1856 the family came west to the wilds of Wisconsin and after remaining for a short time at Racine came on to Pierceville, where Mr. Pinchin ereced a shop and set up in the blacksmith business. Two and one half years later the family moved to Sun Prairie and with the exception of 8 years, when the family lived between Jefferson and Lake Mills, and a short time at Lodi, their home has been in Sun Prairie. Mr. Pinchin's shop was on the corner of Vine and Main Streets and the building still stands there. The husband died in 1895 of lung fever on Feb. 17. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the DeLine home at two o'clock and the remains were taken to their final resting place beside those of her husband in the village cemetery.

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SLAUSON, Mary (I96818)
Charles W. "Bud" Willbee
Of Jackson, passed away at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Jackson and Oaklawn Wednesday, July 14, 2004, aged 81 years. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Patricia "Pat"; three daughters, Marsha (Ron) Erickson of Winter Park, FL, Sara (Joe) Battles of Jackson, Patty (Jack) Friedman of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Lon Schreur, Mary Ford, Ryan and Adam Willbee, Jenna and Calvin Battles and Justin Friedman; three great-grand-children, Abigail, Elizabeth and William Ford; several nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by son, Charles W. Willbee, Jr. and brother, Richard S. Willbee. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II at the Invasion in Normandy. Co-owned and operated Willbee Concrete Products, was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge #17, a member of the Country Club of Jackson and the First United Methodist Church. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Ed Ross officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Hospice of Jackson and Oaklawn or charity of ones choice.
Visitation at the WATSON FUNERAL CHAPEL Friday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m.

J.L. Watson Funeral Chapel 2590 Spring Arbor Road Locally owned since 1930

Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 7/15/2004. 
WILLBEE, Charles William (I70118)
Wheeler, Thomas. Deputy (Milford) to Conn. Leg., May and Oct. 1670, May 1671.
He was adm. to Milford Church, 9 Aug. 1640, and d. at Milford, 26 Nov. 1672. His wife Jane was adm. 27 Sept. 1640, and buried 11 June 1673. She is called Joan in probate records; no evidence has been seen for the oft-repeated assertion that she was a Bryan.
Nor can we accept Orcutt's statement that the Milford Thomas was son of Thomas, Sr., of Fairfield, despite its acceptance by the compiler of the bulky 'Wheeler Family in America', for the Milford Thomas was certainly too old a man to permit of such identification. The wills of Thomas and of William of Stratford prove that they were brothers, but of their parentage we permit ourselves no guess.
Will 18 Nov. 1672, proved 11 June 1673; eldest son John and John's three eldest daus., Sarah, mary, Elizabeth; 2d son Nathaniel and his dau. Esther; sons Ephraim and Joseph; son Thomas; my bros's children here, vis., William, Thomas, Sarah; wife Joan.
Inv. of his widow Joan, 23 June 1673.
John and Obadiah Wheeler had land in Stratford 1667, by gift from father Thomas of Milford. 
WHEELER, Thomas (I60795)
84 He settled at Weymouth in 1690. James joined the Canada expedition under Sir Wm. Phipps; was at the taking of Port Royal, and was killed in the attack upon Quebec. he made his will previous to joining the expedition, and it is dated Aug. 3, 1690. OTIS, James (I41355)
85 John was born about 1665, married Prudence Manwaring about 1688, and died on 5 December 1757, aged 92. No records are known for the births or baptisms of their children, and they left no probate records naming them. A death notice states that John had thirteen children, all of whom lived to have issue; of these, six sons and four daughters have long been recognized, leaving three reputed children unidentified.

The six sons are unambiguously identified in a set of deeds of gift. On 24 November 1733, John Beckwith of New London gave 50 acres of his son Oliver Beckwith of Lyme, and on 7 June 1743 he gave 10 acres to son John Beckwith Junr of New London, 10 acres to son Richard Beckwith of New London, 20 acres to son Jonathan Beckwith of Saybrook, and his homestead or farm of 200 acres to youngest sons Joseph and Benjamin Beckwith of New London. Further, on 5 August 1746 Joseph and Benjamin Beckwith of New London gave 20 acres to their brothers Jonathan Beckwith of Saybrook, Joh Beckwith Junr of New London, and Richard Beckwith of New London.

Of the four daughters, two are identified by reasonably direct evident. Hannah Beckwith married George Chappell in New London in 1718, and in 1737/8 Joshua Hempstead recorded in his diary the burial ofGeorge Chappell's wife, "the Daughter of John Beckwith." Another daughter, Mary, was discovered by Parkhurst in a volume of Hempstead's marriage and Justice Court records; Mary was identified as a daughter of John Beckwith of New London when she was charged with fornication in 1729, and as a daughter of John Beckwith in the record of her marriage to Benjamin Luther the following year.

The other two daughters, Bathsheba and Prudence, are identified indirectly by onomastic evidence, by the fact that their 1716 and 1717 marriages took place in New London, and as will be explained below, by the near-complete absence at that time of any other Beckwiths residing in New London except John and his brood.

Regarding the last point, in 1704 the Connecticut General Court issued letters patent granting ownership of the town of New London to the inhabitants already owning property there ("proprietors"), who were specifically named. John was the only Beckwith named in the patent, indicating that by 1704 he was the only Beckwith residing in New London who owned land there. The town common lands were eventually divided among proprietors enrolled as of 25 March 1728. The only Beckwith in whose right land was laid out was again John, indicating he was still the only Beckwith landowner in New London. Beyond that date, the extensive surviving New London rate books, show that the only Beckwiths taxed there up to 1761, were John, his sons, and grandsons, and a William Beckwith (Sr.). This William was in New London by 1727 and died about 1784. Evidence will be presented indicating that he was probably one of John's previously unidentified children.

The specific location of John's land within New London turns out to have consequences. His deeds and those of his sons frequently mention as bounds the Niantic River on the east, the town line with Lyme on the west, or both, and Hempstead in his diary also mentions that John "lived on ye west side Nihantick River near Lyme line." Their location on the periphery of New London may have played a role in the complete failure of John and his sons to register the births of their children with the town clerk. More significantly, in May 1726 the sliver of New London lying between the Lyme line and the Niantic was annexed to the East Society in Lyme, also called the Second Congregational Church of Lyme. 
BECKWITH, John (I90352)
86 On the death of her brother Richard Plantagenent , Earl of Warwick, on 28 Nov 1499, she became sole heiress, not only to her father, but to the Earls of Warwick and Earls of Salisbury. She was Lady of the Chamber to Queen Katherine of Aragon in 1509. Sir Richard de le Pole died before 18 Dec 1505. In 1538 King Henry VIII struck at the family of Pole, on account both of their descent from King Edward IV's brother George, Duke of Clarence, and of the action of Cardinal Reginald Pole, who hoped that Paul III would publish a Bull of deprivation. Their youngest son, Sir Geoffrey Pole, was sent to the Tower on 29 Aug 1538, followed on 4 November, by their first son Henry, Lord Montagu. Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Salisbury, was sent to the Tower of London, attainted, and beheaded at the Tower on 28 May 1541. She was the last surviving member of the royal House of Anjou (usually known as the Plantagenets). PLANTAGENET, Margaret (I44540)
87 Randy Muller of "Randy Muller's Family Tree on, he feels that naming Welthea (Wealthy) Morgan as a child of Joshua Morgan and Eunice Wilbur is hypothetical. Mainly because of the name similarities in Wealthy's children (Wilbur), and Wealthy herself, who may have been named after her paternal grandmother. I concur with Randy's findings. Until further research is done to show otherwise, I will be leaving Welthea Morgan as the daughter of Joshua Morgan and Eunice Wilbur. MORGAN, Weathea (I71354)
88 William Whiting represented Hartford in the General Court from 1710 to 1715, and was Speaker in 1714. In 1693, he went as Captain of a company of Whites and Indians to Maine. In 1705 he held the rank of Major. In 1709 he bore the rank of Colonel, and led a body of horse and infantry into the county of Hampshire Mass., to repel the French and Indians. In 1710 he was command of the troops at Port Royal, and in 1711, in the expedition against Canada. Col. Whiting was Sheriff of Hartford county in 1722. He removed to Newport, R.I., late in life, and probably died there.  WHITING, Col. William (I83316)
89 " A Genealgical History of the Hoyt Family": He was taken captive by the Indians, and carried to a place a few miles notrh of Quebec. While in the city one day with his master, he was noticed by an agent of the Mass. government, who paid a sum of money for his ransom, and immedicately sent him home. He landed in Boston after an absence of two years and a half, and settled in his native town, Deerfield. A number of years after his return from captivity, his old master visited him and was entertained with great hospitality, much affection being manifested on both sides. HOYT, Lieut. Jonathan (I30413)
90 " A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family" - Simon Ingersoll was a noted inventor. His son Samuel C. writes: "I helped him build the first automobile ever made. It was in 1857 or 1858. We ran it by steam. We rode into Stamford with it one day and the Warden looked it over and said, "It is very dangerous and you must get it away at once. The boiler will burst or you will run over somebody, sure, yes, sure."
"Gentlemen, I am going to stay just long enough to say, some of you standing here will see the day they will be just as common as horses and wagons are."
"The Steam Rock Drill, of course, is known the world over, capitalized for ten millions many years ago, but he was robbed out of everything and July, 1894 was penniless. Had he lived two or three months longer he would have had the first flying. He had an anti-friction arrangement and the steamer "City of Chicago" was to be laid on dock to have it applied just a short time before he died. In fact he got his death cold by being in the water to apply it to a little boat. It would have saved from $300 to $500 a trip across the lake and back." 
INGERSOLL, Simon (I31789)
91 " A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family" - Benjamin was either killed in battle or died in service about 1704 during Queen Anne's War. He was not married. INGERSOLL, Benjamin (I64490)
92 "? Talmage the wife of William Talmage" was admitted to Roxbury church as member #57; "She was a grave matron, a godly woman, & after her husband was removed to Lynn, after a few years she died & left a gracious savor behind her"; Elizabeth Talmage d. Lynn 20 December 1660. ?, Elizabeth (I00420)
93 "A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name DOUGLAS":

....He removed from Plainfield to Old Canaan about 1746, and remained there some twenty years. In 1766 he removed with his family to what was at that time Jericho Hollow, Mass., but which was subsequently included in Stephentown, NY. His son William had preceded him the year before. When Asa came he brought with him a company of men who cleared thirty acres of land and built a large farmhouse. The nearest neighbor was four miles away, and they were obliged to go fourteen miles to the sawmill. The garret of the house, which is still ('77) standing in good repair, was used during the Revolutionary war as a jail, there being at that early day none in the county. Asa participated in the war, and led a company of thirty "Silver Grays" at the battle of Bennington, on the 16th of August, 1777, when the force of British and Indians sent to seize the stores collected at that place were defeated by the Americans under Col. John Stark. Asa continued to reside in Stephentown till the time of death, which occurred Nov. 12, 1792. His widow survived him some fourteen years, and died June 12, 1809. 
DOUGLAS, Asa (I68386)
94 "A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name DOUGLAS": he was admitted to the church, July 24, 1698. The next year he removed with his wife and two children to "the new plantation on the Quinnebaug, which was afterwards named Plainfield." Here lands were set off to him "on the east side of the river." He also owned lands in Voluntown, which he purchased of his father, Aug. 18, 1715, for "thirteen pounds of good and current money."
He was one of the little company that covenanted together and formed a church in Plainfield, in 1705. The Rev.Joseph Coit was called to the charge of this little flock, and William Douglas was chosen the first deacon. In the old burial ground at Plainfield, an ancient gravestone bears this inscription:----

"in memory of Mr. William Douglas, Who was ye first Deacon of ye churh of Christ in Plainfield who departed this Life August ye 10th A.D. 1719 in ye 46th year of his Age."

Deacon Douglas died in the prime of life, and greatly lamented. All the church and town records, and all but a few files of the probate records, of Plainfield, were consumed at the burning of the town by Arnold, in 1781. Among the probate records saved, was the will of Dea. William Douglas. It was dated july 6, 1717, and proved Sept. 25, 1717. In it he provided for his wife, Sarah, and eleven children, all of the latter under twenty-ine years of age. His wife was Sarah Proctor, but no date of his marriage can be found in the New London records. His eldest two children were born in new London, all the others in Plainfield. His widow, Sarah, was living in 1729, but no record of her death has been found.  
DOUGLAS, Deacon William (I19628)
95 "A Collection of Family Records, with biographical Sketches, and other Memoranda of Various Families and Individuals bearing the name Douglas": His eighteenth year was passed in the American army. he married, May 12, 1779, Hannah, daughter of Judge (James?) Brown and Hannah Douglas, of Pittstown. They settled in Stephentown, but subsequently removed to the town of Chazy, on the shore of Lake Champlain. "On the 15th of March, 1793, he landed at the lake shore of Chazy, with his family, of wife and seven children. His was the first English family which settled in this town." He was a man of great influence as the town became settled, and his death was mourned as an irreparable loss. He died at Plattsburgh, as he was on the way to visit his aged mother and his son in Albany, Oct. 16, 1808, fifteen years after his first arrival in Chazy. His widow passed the last years of her eventful and useful life in the family of her granddaughter in Chazy. Her vigor of body and mind were preserved to a remarkable degree to the end of her life. She died Oct 4, 1853, at the advanced age of nearly 93 years. DOUGLAS, CAPT. John (I68382)
96 "A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Benjamin Chamberlain of Sussex Co., New Jersey": Noah Talmage, of the State troops, located at Ogdensbur, then known as Sodom. He was a carpenter and assisted in building the Presbyterian church at Sparta.. TALMAGE, Noah (I56268)
97 "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord". Source (S04057)
98 "A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey": Bethia possibly died about 1636 and William may have married a second wife shortly after this, who would thus have been the mother of the four younger children, and possibly of John. There is no mention of William Kelsey's wife in any known records. KELSEY, William (I67550)
99 "A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey": That this Bethia Kelsey, wife of David Philips, was a daughter of William seems beyond contradiction. Hinman says that it was Bethia Kelsey, widow of William who became the wife of David Phillips of Milford, but the hartford Town Records disprove this by the record of Sept. 1665, when it was voted that "the town will give ten pounds to David phillips, of Milford provided he remove from hartford with Bethia Kelsy (wrongly copied as Kelly) his wife, at such a time as the townsmen appoint him." As William was living for at least 10 years after this meeting, it could not have been his widow who was here named, so it must have been a daughter. Nothing further is known of Bethia and her husband, David Phillips.  KELSEY, Bethiah (I67553)
100 "A Genealogy of the Hoyt families" shows the wife of David as being Rebecca Allis, daughter of Thomas Allis. HOYT, David (I30232)

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