Francis Vincent Cole1,2

M, #11261, b. 26 November 1925, d. 8 April 2009
Last Edited10 Nov 2017
     He was born on 26 November 1925 at USA.3,4 Francis married Julia Margarett DeHart on 3 December 1948.2,5 Francis married Eunice V Benjamin on 1 December 1977.6,7
     He died on 8 April 2009 at Denver County, Colorado, USA, at age 83.8,4,9 Francis Vincent Cole was buried on 13 April 2009 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, USA.7,9
     
Military Service

     Francis Vincent Cole began military service on 24 November 1943 at the age of 17 in the U.S. Navy.4,10 Francis Vincent Cole ended his military service on 24 April 1946 as GM2.
End of Military Service section.4,10

     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Denver Post published in Denver, Colorado, 11 April 2009 .9

     In the obituary of Eunice V Cole who died 26 June 2015, her second husband, Francis Vincent Cole Jr was listed as predeceased.11

Family 1

Julia Margarett DeHart b. 8 Oct 1929, d. 28 Jan 1977
Marriage*Francis married Julia Margarett DeHart on 3 December 1948.2,5 
Child

Family 2

Eunice V Benjamin b. 26 Nov 1913, d. 26 Jun 2015
Marriage*Francis married Eunice V Benjamin on 1 December 1977.6,7 

Citations

  1. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  2. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S3870] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Publisher: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs), Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; "Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs."; cited as "BIRLS Death File., Name: Francis Cole
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Date:     26 Nov 1925
    Death Date:     8 Apr 2009
    Branch 1:     NAVY
    Enlistment Date 1:     24 Nov 1943
    Release Date 1:     24 Apr 1946.
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
    Reverse side of Francis V Cole marker, Section S, Site 3233.
  6. [S7511] FCS Family Tree (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, FCS Family Tree; "This family tree database contains some source references but data should be validated with primary and secondary sources"; cited as "FCS Family Tree., Francis Vincent Cole, Jr and Eunice Vivian Benjamin were married Dec 1, 1977 (no source given).
  7. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Francis V Cole
    Grave MarkerTranscription:
    Francis V. Cole, Jr. GMS US Navy World War II     Nov 26, 1925 - Apr 8, 2009.
  8. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
    Includes obituary from Denver Post, Colorado
    Francis Cole.
  9. [S5108] Francis Cole, Denver Post, Denver County, CO, Apr. 11, 2009 viewed at Tributes, Inc., Obituary: Francis Vincent Cole. Hereinafter cited as Denver Post.
  10. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Francis V Cole
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  11. [S7510] Eunice V. McVicker Cole, Berryman Funeral Home, Cozad, NE, about Jun 27, 2015, Obituary: Eunice V. McVicker Cole née Benjamin. Hereinafter cited as Berryman Funeral Home.

Charles L Irvin1,2,3,4

M, #11263, b. circa 1872, d. 6 October 1956
Father*John Irvin4 b. c 1829
Mother*Lidia A (?)4 b. c 1834
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     He was born circa 1872 at Benton County, Indiana, USA.2,1,5 Alternatively, he was born in 1873 at Indiana, USA.3,4 Charles married Louella Miller in 1897.5 Alternatively, they married in 1898.2,1
     He died on 6 October 1956 at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.5,1,3
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Louella Miller, Gladys Feuerstein and Mrs. Walter Ardapple.5 Charles L Irvin was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.3

Census Data

     Charles L Irvin appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Pine Twp., Benton County, Indiana, in the household of John Irvin.4
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Journal and Courier published in Lafayette, Indiana, 8 October 1956 .5

Family

Louella Miller b. 26 Mar 1879, d. 1965
MarriageCharles married Louella Miller in 1897.5 
MarrAlt* Alternatively, they married in 1898.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  2. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S4125] John Irvin household, 18 Jun 1880 Household census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 291D; Enumeration District: 003, Ancestry.com Roll: 266; Family History Film: 1254266; Image: 0365, John Irvin household.
  5. [S7568] Charles L Irvin, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, IN, Oct 8, 1956, Page 5, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Charles L. Irvin. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.

Gladys Gertrude Irvin1,2,3,4

F, #11264, b. 4 February 1899, d. 3 December 1987
Father*Charles L Irvin2 b. c 1872, d. 6 Oct 1956
Mother*Louella Miller2 b. 26 Mar 1879, d. 1965
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited26 Nov 2017
     She was born on 4 February 1899 at Indiana, USA.3,5,2,6 Gladys married John H Feuerstein on 10 March 1920.2
     She died on 3 December 1987 at General Hospital, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, USA, at age 88.2,5,4 Gladys Gertrude Irvin was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.6

Census Data

     Gladys Gertrude Irvin appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, in the household of Dell Irvin.7
     Gladys Gertrude Feuerstein was a survivor of her husband John who died in 1926.2
     Gladys was enumerated as single in the 1930 census. She and Barbara were living with her spinster Aunts, Dell and Alice.3
     In the obituary of Charles L Irvin who died 6 October 1956, his daughter, Gladys Feuerstein of Lafayette, IN, was listed as a survivor.8 Shewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Nora Elizabeth Bonham in 1975:
Among the first unexpected guests of my early home life on the Jackson Hill was an urgent call from Elizabethtown, Hamilton Co., OH. "Come over and get us." This was my first meeting with Bertha Belle Miller Guard (b.1869), Eva Mae Miller DeHart (b.1874), and Lou Ella Miller Irvin (b.1879) and their children. Ruth Alma Guard (b.1898) was a very pretty young teenager, too fat to run; then the two Irvin girls: Dorthy Bell (b.1903), perhaps also a little too plump, a blond; and her sister, Gladys (b.1899), an exceedingly lovely vivacious brunette; then the son Lowell M. (b.1899) of Eva and Allen DeHart (b.1870), a young slender lad. He and Gladys led in the race and these lively youngsters romped and played around and around the big house which today we know as the "House on the Hill."

The fun began because there were too many for the spring wagon. The young man of the house met the situation by hitching the farm team to the hay wagon with a generous supply of hay to make it comfortable.

Floyd Stanley Jackson (b.1881) started to E-Town in high glee to pick up his beloved cousins, the children of Father Jackson’s (John Harrison Jackson b. 1854) oldest sister, Margaret E. Jackson Miller (1843-1882). This was the first and only time I ever saw Bertha Miller Guard as she died early in her married life, as did her sister, Goldie Miller Sanders (1871-1903), mother of Vena Sanders Brown. How did I get onto this gloomy side of the picture? For this was indeed a happy party.

It did not take a nice car or a fine home to have fun. I don’t know what I cooked, but I remember I did freeze ice cream and had the big table set; a little black cook stove, a big wooden box for a table or a large cabinet a very large one; I expect 4 X 6 with an oil cloth on top and I had to almost crawl inside to reach things to cook in, a curtain tacked across the front and the floors were covered with rag carpets.

Another of my very early getting acquainted with my new relatives was in the fall of 1908 - the evening Mabel Grubbs and John Liddle were to be married. Mabel was very very dear to me. She was like a doll; the little sister of my very dearest school mate and seat mate and I had been in their home so much during our school days. Then in 1899, when Stella Grubbs was eighteen years old, “Angie” the lovely mother, was taken by death.

Word had come that Aunt Mary Isabell Jackson James (b.1851) and Uncle Charlie W. James from Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. were coming to visit us on the noon train. I was very upset. I wanted so much to go to Mabel’s "Chivalry." Father, John Harrison Jackson, came home with empty seats, his sister and husband were not on the train; I was hilariously happy. There was another train at the Lawrenceburg Junction at 4 o’clock and Father had gone to meet that. I was sitting on the step where I could see the gate which led from the last bend of the road and turned into the yard. I was putting on my Sunday stockings which were neither silk or rayon and my Sunday shoes. Even with all my wistful thinking, I kept my eyes on the winding road and this time the seats were filled; really filled! Aunt Mary was large, I expect 200 lbs., but Uncle Charlie James weighed between 400 and 500 lbs.

Nora Jackson never really swore. I did, however, say "gog-on-it" but I loved Aunt Mary, she was understanding. That word can mean so much, especially to a young wife who had come into a home where there was so much work. (During my young life on a farm I never did understand why my mother had to work all day. I would say, "Can’t you take the afternoon off?" but the most I remember, my Mother would wash her face, comb her hair smoothly back, put on a light clean wrapper, and lie down on the simple lounge for fifteen minutes.)

To get back to my story, I will mention three things: Father, Aunt Mary, Uncle Charlie and myself, went to a funeral at Bright (I don’t remember whose). Father drove with the whip in his hands, and except for up and down the hills, the horses were kept trotting. Aunt Mary said “that is exactly like my father, the horses never dared walk; he was always in a hurry.” We did not tarry after the services. Dear Aunt Mary said, “I can see how much work you have waiting to be done at home.” Then the rest of the day she spent with me. After changing our Sunday best to a house dress, she followed me to the cellar where she chatted while I worked and patted the butter milk out and smoothed the sweet delicious butter. Then at supper, she bragged about my pumpkin pies; she always thought pumpkin had to be cooked hours. She said “Now Charlie, this pumpkin Nora didn’t cook very long at all and these pies are so good.” Now do you see why I loved Aunt Mary James? She too was a very pretty woman. Uncle Charlie would walk up and down the road fast just for exercise, and they broke the bed down. After all, there was over 600 lbs. of them to like or dislike and I liked them or her. I should say very very much They had two sons, Clifford (b.1875) and Loyd N. Jackson (b.1874).

As I reminisce, I recall Aunt Nancy E. Jackson Rowe (1844-1911). I too saw her only once. She came to our wedding on September 5, 1906. I really saw her to remember at the breakfast table at my husband’s home on September 7th. I felt rather shy of her. She was not pretty like plump Aunt Mary; she was tall and proud, rather haughty, much given to boast. She married William H. Rowe, who was raised by the Blasdel family in the New Alaces community. They went to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. to live and they had only one son, Charlie. Uncle Will became quite wealthy for that day. Charlie Rowe (1866-1928) never married. He was worth $160,000 when he died in 1928. Our grandfather clock came from his estate.
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Mary Vandolah married James WHITE on August 30, 1869 after Elijah Bonham's death on December 17, 1853.
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Ref: GENEALOGY OF THE JOHN JACKSON FAMILY, compiled and printed by Alta Mae Jackson Hart, 1975; EARLY ACQUAINTANCES WITH THE JACKSON RELATIVES by Nora Bonham Jackson; Internet Resource: http://orvf.com/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=orvf?I35176.2

Family

John H Feuerstein b. Sep 1897, d. 1927
Marriage*Gladys married John H Feuerstein on 10 March 1920.2 

Citations

  1. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  2. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S1418] Dell Irvin household, Apr 8, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 7, Ancestry.com Roll: 586; Image: 973.0, Dell Irvin household.
  4. [S1419] North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, online ancestry.com, Name: Gladys Gertrude Feuerstein. Hereinafter cited as NC Death Collection, 1908-1996.
  5. [S501] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, GLADYS FEUERSTEIN 04 Feb 1899 Dec 1987 28443 (Hampstead, Pender, NC) (none specified) 309-40-8856 Indiana. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  6. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  7. [S1418] Apr 8, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 7, Household Members: Name Age
    Dell Irvin 53
    Alice Irvin 50
    Gladys Feuerstein 30
    Barbara Feuerstein 7
    J Clayton Winland 27
    Erving Laley 27.
  8. [S7568] Charles L Irvin, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, IN, Oct 8, 1956, Page 5, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Charles L. Irvin. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.

John McMichael1

M, #11265, d. before 1807
Last Edited6 Feb 2009
     John married Mary Knight before 1807.1
     He died before 1807.1

Family

Mary Knight b. 13 Jun 1788, d. 13 Apr 1860

Citations

  1. [S402] Traci Church, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/h/u/…. Hereinafter cited as FTM Traci Church.

John H Feuerstein1,2,3

M, #11266, b. September 1897, d. 1927
Last Edited13 Jun 2018
     He was born in September 1897 at Indiana, USA.3,4 John married Gladys Gertrude Irvin on 10 March 1920.2
     He died in 1927.3 The cause of his death was given as appendicitis.2 Alternatively, he died in 1926 John was a mail carrier in Cincinatti.2 John H Feuerstein was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.3

Family

Gladys Gertrude Irvin b. 4 Feb 1899, d. 3 Dec 1987

Citations

  1. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  2. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S4104] George Feuristein household, 16 Jun 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0067, Ancestry.com Roll: 370; FHL microfilm: 1240370., George Feuristein.

Walter Ardapple1,2,3

M, #11268, b. 19 January 1896, d. 23 May 1958
Last Edited10 Nov 2016
     He was born on 19 January 1896 at Indiana, USA.2,4,5,3 Alternatively, he was born circa 1897 at Indiana, USA.6 Walter married Dorothy Bell Irvin on 3 April 1919.2,7,6
     He died on 23 May 1958 at age 62.8,4,3,9 Walter Ardapple was buried at Spring Vale Cemetery, Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.3

Census Data

     Walter Ardapple and Dorothy Ardapple appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, enumerated 15 April 1930, enumerated as the propietor of a storage company.10
Walter Arddapple and Dorothy Arddapple appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, enumerated 22 April 1940.6
     His Social Security Number was 314-18-8116.4,2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Valparaiso, Indiana The Vidette-Messenger 28 May 1958 :
here...therre...and...All About Town
...News of the death of Walter Ardapple, president of the Ardapple Storage and Moving company of Lafayette., was received here by friends. He was returning by plane May 23, from Mayo clinic, with his wife and nurse, and death occurred just before the plane landed. He was a member of the Purdue Army Training camp in 1918, where he served with several local men, namely Harold Martin, Walter Jacobs of RFD 3, Claude Beach and the late Ralph (Ripper) Wilson. They were all with the. 90th Division, and in the Army of Occupation. He leaves his wife, a son and daughter, two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. L. T. Fenton, the daughter-in-law of Mrs. May Fenton, of this city.9

Family

Dorothy Bell Irvin b. 22 Dec 1903, d. 4 Aug 1990
Marriage*Walter married Dorothy Bell Irvin on 3 April 1919.2,7,6 

Citations

  1. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  2. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S501] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  5. [S1472] Walter Ardapple household, Apr 15, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 1, Ancestry.com Roll: 630; Image: 214.0., Household Members: Name Age
    Walter Ardapple 32
    Dorothy Ardapple 27
    Elbert Caraway 45
    Warren Ardapple 8
    Cathryn Ardapple 6.
  6. [S6680] Walter Arddapple household, Apr 22, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 79-10; Family: 471, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1098.
  7. [S1472] Apr 15, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 1, ages 22 and 17 respectively at the time of marriage.
  8. [S483] Merrie Rue Smith, local copy of FTM database, Merrie Rue Smith (Garland, TX), received Oct 28, 2000.
  9. [S6681] Here...there...and...All About Town, The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, IN, May 28, 1958, Page 2, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Vidette-Messenger.
  10. [S1472] Apr 15, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 1.

Charles F Johnson1

M, #11273, b. 14 October 1880, d. 10 June 1963
Last Edited29 Nov 2008
     He was born on 14 October 1880 at Lena, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.1 Charles married Ella B Scott on 19 November 1902 at Buchanan County, Iowa, USA.1
     He died on 10 June 1963 at age 82.1 Charles F Johnson was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Winthrop, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA.1

Family

Ella B Scott b. 8 Apr 1877, d. 24 Jul 1961
Children

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 1 & 2.
  2. [S288] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, Chart 2.

George Winston Bridgeland1

M, #11274, b. 9 June 1917, d. 26 February 1987
Father*John Boyd Bridgeland1,2 b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 16 Feb 1979
Mother*Gertrude Luella Kilker1,3 b. 9 Jul 1889, d. 17 Dec 1988
Last Edited26 Jun 2019
     He was born on 9 June 1917.1
     He died on 26 February 1987 at Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 69.1,3
     His Social Security Number was 351-09-2491.4
     In the obituary of Ruby J Bridgeland who died 14 May 2012, Brother-in-law, George Winston Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.5,6
     In the obituary of Harold Boyd Bridgeland who died 14 April 2019, his brother, George Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.7

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 5.
  2. [S501] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, GEORGE BRIDGELAND; SSN 351-09-2491; Residence: 61108 Rockford, Winnebago, IL; Born 9 Jun 1917; Last Benefit: ; Died Feb 1987; Issued: IL (Before 1951). Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  3. [S501] SSDI, online 1935-2014, GEORGE BRIDGELAND.
  4. [S501] SSDI, online 1935-2014.
  5. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Ruby J. Carlson Bridgeland.
  6. [S4244] Ruby J Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, 22 May 2012, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Ruby J Bridgeland née Carlson. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  7. [S9322] Harold Boyd Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rickford, Illinois, Apr 19, 2019 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Harold Boyd Bridgeland. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.

Harold Boyd Bridgeland1

M, #11275, b. 20 February 1926, d. 14 April 2019
Father*John Boyd Bridgeland1 b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 16 Feb 1979
Mother*Gertrude Luella Kilker1 b. 9 Jul 1889, d. 17 Dec 1988
Last Edited28 Jun 2019
     He was born on 20 February 1926 at Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1 Harold married Ruby J Carlson on 18 August 1946 at Middle Creek Church, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2,3,4,5
     He died on 14 April 2019 at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 93.5
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: Ruby Bridgeland, Jane Louise Bridgeland, Betty Hetrick and George Bridgeland.5
     The following biographical information was shared , 6 July 2001:
So you may become better acquainted with the situation here, let me tell you a little about my family. Middle Creek is merely a rural area around the Presbyterian Church. It was organized and pioneered by many of the names in our genealogy. It has always been composed of farms that are largely owned by the people that farm them. My farm is about 4 miles north of the church and If I live to 2005 it will have been in the family for 100 years. The original Bridgeland farm is about a mile west of the church and has been in the family for 150 years.

I farmed for 17 years and then went to a rural bank to be their farm representative and then ended the last 18 years of working as a controller in a very nice family (not ours) business in Rockford. We had six children all born on the farm. Ruby & I spent 15 winters enjoying the warmth of Mesa, Arizona. In 1998 she had a stroke. We are somewhat limited but are enjoying our lives. We live in a duplex that is part of a Christian Retirement Center. This winter we decided to sell our unit in AZ and move back permanently to our home in Rockford. In February we discovered that Ruby had breast cancer and are deep into chemotherapy and radiation. It takes daily trips to the hospital so my time on the computer has been reduced drastically.

Much time has been spent on our Smith family (my grandmother) and I have had two sessions with our children and with cousins from the Seward area recalling the Scotch history back to our oldest in 1692.

Our research on the Bridgeland's (or Bridgland as it was in the 1800's) has been limited because we could not establish a direct link to the Kent area. I have some requests from families in the east but they have not responded with all that I would like. Frankly I have always felt that George (Delancy) Bridgeland's middle name might give us a clew (sic) to a maternal family and then we could make the connection.
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On July 10, 2001 Harold wrote:
On Monday afternoon I mailed an envelope with five trees enclosed. The first was the oldest families of Bridgelands (similar to yours) and the following four were the descendents from each of the main members.

There are several rather glowing differences in names and some variables in dates. Most of these people who lived in the 20th century were well known by me and some were closely related. I grew up and attended church with the children of Alfred and Grace Bridgeland. (Also served as elder with Alfred). J Z Smith and Lizzey were family friends and their grandson Stuart Smith was my best man.

A strange thing occurred during those times. Many were known by their middle names. My father was John Boyd Bridgeland. He was always called Boyd. His brother was Alfred Everett and was called Everett. My brother was George Winston and was always called Winston until World War 2 changed that. Mary Elizabeth Bridgeland Ives was never called anything but Elizabeth. I sang with her husband Homer for years.

I remember William Wright Bridgeland.

Another difficult trait was calling people by their nickname. My Great Grandmother was called Jean Mc Nair Smith by everyone. When the records and even the name on her tombstone were consulted it appears her name was Jane. I talked with her last living granddaughter a few weeks ago and she asked again, "Harold, are you sure her name was Jane?"

Dates also cause some problems. Quite often the birth date might be a baptism date and the death date confused with the burial date. I told Michael Peacock I was going to use my dates in America and his dates in UK.

If we cannot get back to England with the Bridgelands then I am very much interested in the Smith clan - both English (J Z Smith) and Scotch (Lizzie Smith). Right now Stuart & I are trying to sort out his great great grandfather James Smith. I would appreciate knowing what birth and death dates you may have and where he was buried if you have that information. Stuart thinks that his father was another Edward Smith. Stuart was in Yorkshire recently but did not have time to find his home.

He did take pictures of the area of William Wright and Hannah Dobson. Once again please forgive me if it seems like I am delaying these reports. I just do not have much time away from Ruby's care. She wants me with her during the evenings so most of my time is spent during the night or when she takes her daily nap. We also have a rather strong social life despite the cancer.

One other thought. I have been intrigued with our Scotch Smith ancestors and have discovered a close relationship to the Covenanters in the 1600 and 1700's. I wrote a very short history for my grandchildren of the period and will include a copy the next time I mail. It was intended to be part one with the next part being about the three Smith brothers who migrated to America. That just hasn't gotten finished.

You mentioned my use of the computer. I was a controller in a corporation for 18 years and installed 3 during that time. When I retired my boss said, "You will surely put one in your fifth wheel." I told him I never wanted to see another computer. Eight years later I succumbed. Of course they had changed greatly in that time. My second son went with IBM two years ago after a lifetime with Kemper Insurance Company. He purchase millions in equipment every year. I have macular degeneration so we have installed Via Voice on this computer. It needs some more improvement. It will come.

Thanks again for contacting me. It is thrilling to hear from relatives like you.
Harold.6

     In the obituary of Ruby J Bridgeland who died 14 May 2012, her husband, Harold B Bridgeland was listed as a survivor.7,3
     In the obituary of Howard E Hetrick who died 26 April 2013, his brother-in-law, Harold Bridgeland was listed as a survivor.8
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Rockford Register Star published in Rockford, Illinois, 19 April 2019 .5

Family

Ruby J Carlson b. 27 Mar 1926, d. 14 May 2012
Marriage*Harold married Ruby J Carlson on 18 August 1946 at Middle Creek Church, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2,3,4,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 5.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Ruby J. Carlson Bridgeland
    Grave marker transcription:
    BRIDGELAND
    Ruby C.     1926 - 2012...
  3. [S4244] Ruby J Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, 22 May 2012, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Ruby J Bridgeland née Carlson. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  4. [S6597] Winnebago County, Illinois Marriages 1836-1962, online Winnebago County Marriages, Harold B Bridgeland & Ruby Jane Carlson; 18 Aug 1946. Hereinafter cited as Winnebago County Marriages.
  5. [S9322] Harold Boyd Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rickford, Illinois, Apr 19, 2019 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Harold Boyd Bridgeland. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  6. [S288] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various.
  7. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Ruby J. Carlson Bridgeland.
  8. [S7556] Howard Hetrick, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, IL, May 2, 2013 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Howard E. Hetrick. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.

Elizabeth Jean Bridgeland1

F, #11276, b. 28 May 1928, d. 5 September 2006
Father*John Boyd Bridgeland1 b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 16 Feb 1979
Mother*Gertrude Luella Kilker1 b. 9 Jul 1889, d. 17 Dec 1988
Last Edited26 Jun 2019
     She was born on 28 May 1928.1 Elizabeth married Howard E Hetrick on 5 June 1948 at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,3,4
     She died on 5 September 2006 at age 78.4
     She also went by the name of Betty.2,4
     In the obituary of Ruby J Bridgeland who died 14 May 2012, Sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jean Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.5,2
     In the obituary of Howard E Hetrick who died 26 April 2013, his wife, the former Betty Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.4
     In the obituary of Harold Boyd Bridgeland who died 14 April 2019, his sister, Betty Hetrick was listed as predeceased.6

Family

Howard E Hetrick b. 22 May 1923, d. 26 Apr 2013
Marriage*Elizabeth married Howard E Hetrick on 5 June 1948 at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,3,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, IL) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Chart 5.
  2. [S4244] Ruby J Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, 22 May 2012, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Ruby J Bridgeland née Carlson. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  3. [S6597] Winnebago County, Illinois Marriages 1836-1962, online Winnebago County Marriages, Howard E Hetrick & Betty J Bridgeland; 5 Jun 1948. Hereinafter cited as Winnebago County Marriages.
  4. [S7556] Howard Hetrick, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, IL, May 2, 2013 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Howard E. Hetrick. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  5. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Ruby J. Carlson Bridgeland.
  6. [S9322] Harold Boyd Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rickford, Illinois, Apr 19, 2019 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Harold Boyd Bridgeland. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.

Robert C. Smith1,2,3

M, #11278, b. 16 May 1829, d. 19 December 1900
Last Edited2 Sep 2020
     He was born on 16 May 1829 at Scotland at a farm called Moy near Campbeltown.3,4 Robert married Catherine Stewart on 12 October 1854 at Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, probably Cincinnati.3,4
     He died on 19 December 1900 at Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 71.5
     Robert C. Smith immigrated in June 1851 to Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, from Scotland.6 He lived at Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, in 1855.3
     The following obituary appeared Pecatonica News published in Pecatonica, Illinois 21 December 1900 :
Smith, Robert (death)
...who has been in feeble health for some time, died at his home near here (Seward) last Wed. Funeral will be Sat., at Middlecreek church, of which he was a member.7



     Robert C. Smith was identified as the father of Elizabeth C. Smith in Elizabeth's obituary after her death on 1 February 1959.8 Robert C. Smith witnessed the Bio_shared of Hugh Z. Smith and Martha Smith on 14 July 2001; Hugh took the middle initial "Z" as a young man to avoid confusion with other Hugh Smiths in the community. This information came in a letter from his son Stuart B. Smith dated 1st December 1998.

In this same letter there was a copy of a letter, from Martha Smith, to Hugh Z Smith. There was no date or address. Martha was a daughter of John Colville Smith.

Sat. P.M.
At Home
Dear Hugh
I have been looking up family history & have found a few things about your family I will pass on to you before I forget.
Robert Smith, your grandfather, was born on a farm called Moy - near Campbeltown Scotland May 16th 1829 and later moved to Bleachfield. He left Scotland in June 1851 and came to Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Kate Stewart Oct.12th 1854. In 1855 they came to Argyle Illinois & rented a farm from John Smith for 3 years - Hugh was born Feb.14th 1858. Andrew must also have been born before, but it is not recorded. Hugh, in passing the place in later years, pointed out the house where he was born. It was in ruins. After leaving the Smith farm they came to the Adam Keith farm, which joins our farm on the north. Agnes was born there in 1860 & died in Seward in 1862. They were in the Keith farm 3 years & then bought the old home in Seward from Alfred Bridgeland.
I told you wrong about Uncle Archie. He did not come from Scotland with them, just your grandfather & my father came together.
Archie was born Jan. 1st 1856 went to Australia & stayed 3 years, then came back to Scotland & spent a winter, then came to America in May 1860. Went directly to the Robert Smith home on the Keith farm & was there till setting up for himself in Seward. He bought 80 acres from Alfred Bridgeland June 7 1869. Sold the same to Robert Smith in Feb. 12th 1869 and moved back to Argyle - His wife was desperately home sick & had to get back near her folks.
This is a short history of your grandmother - Kate Stewart. She was born 12 miles from Campbeltown July 20th 1824. Left Scotland May 14th 1851 at the age of 26. She was on the ship 7 weeks. Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio soon after & stayed two years. Married to Robert Smith & then on to Argyle.
I hope you can make sense out of all this. "All the best" to you both

Sincerely Yours,
Mattie Smith.2

Family

Catherine Stewart b. 20 Jul 1824, d. 27 Jan 1909
Marriage*Robert married Catherine Stewart on 12 October 1854 at Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, probably Cincinnati.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), Page 59; Handwritten wedding invitation - Lizzie Smith and James Z. Smith. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  2. [S809] Michael Peacock - The Smiths and McNairs of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 14, 2001. Hereinafter cited as Michael Peacock FTM Home Page.
  3. [S7629] H. F. Kett & Co., compiler, The History of Winnebago County, Ill., Its Past and Present (Chiicago, Ill: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), HIstory of Winnebago County, Ill., (1877); Page 59; Smith R. C.. Hereinafter cited as The History of Winnebago County, Ill.
  4. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, See notes for Hugh Z Smith; James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001.
  5. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59; Smith, Robert (death); Published in the Pecatonica News (Pecatonica, Illinois); 21 Dec 1900, Fri., Page 5, column 3.
  6. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001.
  7. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59; Smith, Robert (death).
  8. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 120 - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Dies.
  9. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59; Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death); The Pecatonica (Ill.) News - Vol. XXXVII #13; Fri. Jan. 29, 1909; Page 5 column 3.
  10. [S107] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.

Catherine Stewart1

F, #11279, b. 20 July 1824, d. 27 January 1909
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born on 20 July 1824 at Scotland 12 miles from Campbeltown.2 Catherine married Robert C. Smith on 12 October 1854 at Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, probably Cincinnati.3,4
     She died on 27 January 1909 at Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 84.5
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Mrs. J. Z. Smith, Hugh Smith, Archie Smith, Andrew Smith and Robert Smith.5
     She also went by the name of Kate.2,6 Catherine Stewart immigrated on 14 May 1851 to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, from Scotland.2
     The following obituary appeared Pecatonica News published in Pecatonica, Illinois 29 January 1909:
Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death)
Funeral of Mrs. Robert Smith who dies at home of her daughter, Mrs. J.Z. Smith, near Middle Creek, held at Middle Creek church Wed. Also leaves 4 sons, Hugh, Archie and Andrew Smith of Seward, and Robert Smith of California.5


She witnessed the Bio_shared of Hugh Z. Smith and Martha Smith on 14 July 2001; Hugh took the middle initial "Z" as a young man to avoid confusion with other Hugh Smiths in the community. This information came in a letter from his son Stuart B. Smith dated 1st December 1998.

In this same letter there was a copy of a letter, from Martha Smith, to Hugh Z Smith. There was no date or address. Martha was a daughter of John Colville Smith.

Sat. P.M.
At Home
Dear Hugh
I have been looking up family history & have found a few things about your family I will pass on to you before I forget.
Robert Smith, your grandfather, was born on a farm called Moy - near Campbeltown Scotland May 16th 1829 and later moved to Bleachfield. He left Scotland in June 1851 and came to Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Kate Stewart Oct.12th 1854. In 1855 they came to Argyle Illinois & rented a farm from John Smith for 3 years - Hugh was born Feb.14th 1858. Andrew must also have been born before, but it is not recorded. Hugh, in passing the place in later years, pointed out the house where he was born. It was in ruins. After leaving the Smith farm they came to the Adam Keith farm, which joins our farm on the north. Agnes was born there in 1860 & died in Seward in 1862. They were in the Keith farm 3 years & then bought the old home in Seward from Alfred Bridgeland.
I told you wrong about Uncle Archie. He did not come from Scotland with them, just your grandfather & my father came together.
Archie was born Jan. 1st 1856 went to Australia & stayed 3 years, then came back to Scotland & spent a winter, then came to America in May 1860. Went directly to the Robert Smith home on the Keith farm & was there till setting up for himself in Seward. He bought 80 acres from Alfred Bridgeland June 7 1869. Sold the same to Robert Smith in Feb. 12th 1869 and moved back to Argyle - His wife was desperately home sick & had to get back near her folks.
This is a short history of your grandmother - Kate Stewart. She was born 12 miles from Campbeltown July 20th 1824. Left Scotland May 14th 1851 at the age of 26. She was on the ship 7 weeks. Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio soon after & stayed two years. Married to Robert Smith & then on to Argyle.
I hope you can make sense out of all this. "All the best" to you both

Sincerely Yours,
Mattie Smith.1

Family

Robert C. Smith b. 16 May 1829, d. 19 Dec 1900
Marriage*Catherine married Robert C. Smith on 12 October 1854 at Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, probably Cincinnati.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S809] Michael Peacock - The Smiths and McNairs of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 14, 2001. Hereinafter cited as Michael Peacock FTM Home Page.
  2. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001.
  3. [S7629] H. F. Kett & Co., compiler, The History of Winnebago County, Ill., Its Past and Present (Chiicago, Ill: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), HIstory of Winnebago County, Ill., (1877); Page 59; Smith R. C.. Hereinafter cited as The History of Winnebago County, Ill.
  4. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, See notes for Hugh Z Smith; James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001.
  5. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), Page 59; Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death); The Pecatonica (Ill.) News - Vol. XXXVII #13; Fri. Jan. 29, 1909; Page 5 column 3. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  6. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59.
  7. [S107] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  8. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 120 - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Dies.
  9. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59; Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death).

Hugh Smith1,2,3

M, #11280, b. 14 February 1858
Father*Robert C. Smith2,1,3 b. 16 May 1829, d. 19 Dec 1900
Mother*Catherine Stewart2,1,3 b. 20 Jul 1824, d. 27 Jan 1909
Last Edited19 Dec 2017
     He was born on 14 February 1858.3
     In the obituary of Catherine Stewart who died 27 January 1909, her son, Hugh Smith of Seward, IL, was listed as a survivor.2 He was listed in the Priarie Farmer's Directory of Winnebago County in 1917 at R1, Sec 24 O237a, Harlem Twp., Argyle County, Illinois, USA.4 He witnessed the Bio_shared of Hugh Z. Smith and Martha Smith on 14 July 2001; Hugh took the middle initial "Z" as a young man to avoid confusion with other Hugh Smiths in the community. This information came in a letter from his son Stuart B. Smith dated 1st December 1998.

In this same letter there was a copy of a letter, from Martha Smith, to Hugh Z Smith. There was no date or address. Martha was a daughter of John Colville Smith.

Sat. P.M.
At Home
Dear Hugh
I have been looking up family history & have found a few things about your family I will pass on to you before I forget.
Robert Smith, your grandfather, was born on a farm called Moy - near Campbeltown Scotland May 16th 1829 and later moved to Bleachfield. He left Scotland in June 1851 and came to Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Kate Stewart Oct.12th 1854. In 1855 they came to Argyle Illinois & rented a farm from John Smith for 3 years - Hugh was born Feb.14th 1858. Andrew must also have been born before, but it is not recorded. Hugh, in passing the place in later years, pointed out the house where he was born. It was in ruins. After leaving the Smith farm they came to the Adam Keith farm, which joins our farm on the north. Agnes was born there in 1860 & died in Seward in 1862. They were in the Keith farm 3 years & then bought the old home in Seward from Alfred Bridgeland.
I told you wrong about Uncle Archie. He did not come from Scotland with them, just your grandfather & my father came together.
Archie was born Jan. 1st 1856 went to Australia & stayed 3 years, then came back to Scotland & spent a winter, then came to America in May 1860. Went directly to the Robert Smith home on the Keith farm & was there till setting up for himself in Seward. He bought 80 acres from Alfred Bridgeland June 7 1869. Sold the same to Robert Smith in Feb. 12th 1869 and moved back to Argyle - His wife was desperately home sick & had to get back near her folks.
This is a short history of your grandmother - Kate Stewart. She was born 12 miles from Campbeltown July 20th 1824. Left Scotland May 14th 1851 at the age of 26. She was on the ship 7 weeks. Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio soon after & stayed two years. Married to Robert Smith & then on to Argyle.
I hope you can make sense out of all this. "All the best" to you both

Sincerely Yours,
Mattie Smith.5

Citations

  1. [S7629] H. F. Kett & Co., compiler, The History of Winnebago County, Ill., Its Past and Present (Chiicago, Ill: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), HIstory of Winnebago County, Ill., (1877); Page 59; Smith R. C.. Hereinafter cited as The History of Winnebago County, Ill.
  2. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), Page 59; Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death); The Pecatonica (Ill.) News - Vol. XXXVII #13; Fri. Jan. 29, 1909; Page 5 column 3. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  3. [S809] Michael Peacock - The Smiths and McNairs of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, See notes for Hugh Z Smith; James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001. Hereinafter cited as Michael Peacock FTM Home Page.
  4. [S1463] Prairie Farmer Publishing Company, Prairie Farmer's Directory of Winnebago County Illinois (1917; reprint Evansville, IN 47715: Whipporwill Publications, 1986), Smith, Hugh Argyle R1 Harlem Sec24 O237a. Hereinafter cited as PRDW.
  5. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 14, 2001.