Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

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Alexander Y. Merritt

M, #901, b. 1827, d. between 1867 and 1870

Family 1: Jemima (b. 1820, d. between 1850 and 1860)

DaughterLucretia (b. 1844)
SonEdgar Merritt (b. 22 December 1845)
SonAlexander Merritt (b. 7 March 1848)

Family 2: Esther Anna Fisher (b. 1833)

SonJohn F. Merritt+ (b. November 1851)
SonRoderick Merritt (b. 1857)
SonGabriel Merritt (b. December 1859)
DaughterElla N. Merritt (b. June 1863)
SonAbraham Lincoln Merritt (b. October 1866)

Biography

Birth1827Alexander Y. Merritt was born in 1827.1
Marriageabout 1845He and Jemima were married about 18452
Marriagebetween 1848 and 1857He and Esther Anna Fisher were married between 1848 and 1857
Census18 September 1850He appeared in the census 18 September 1850 in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Alexander is listed as: 29, Tailor, with Jemima, 30, Edgar 4, Alexander 2, and Thomas Munroe, 23 Tailor. Many other Merritt's on same page.1
Census10 August 1860He appeared in the census 10 August 1860 at Pound Ridge in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Alexander is listed as: Alex, 37, Merchant Tailor, 3000 real estate, 10,000 personal, with Esther A. 27, Lucretia 16, Edgar 14, Alexander 12, John 8, Roderick 3, Gabriel 9 months.3
Directory1866As of 1866 Alexander was listed in the Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, directory at Lyon's Point. a Tailor. (Gopsill's Westchester County Directory)
Deathbetween 1867 and 1870He died between 1867 and 1870 in Westchester, New York,4,5
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S86] 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com, Rye, NY.
  3. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Image 69/112 ancestry.com.
  4. [S85] Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Jemima

F, #902, b. 1820, d. between 1850 and 1860

Family: Alexander Y. Merritt (b. 1827, d. between 1867 and 1870)

DaughterLucretia (b. 1844)
SonEdgar Merritt (b. 22 December 1845)
SonAlexander Merritt (b. 7 March 1848)

Biography

Birth1820Jemima was born in 1820.1
Marriageabout 1845Alexander Y. Merritt and she were married about 18451
Deathbetween 1850 and 1860She died between 1850 and 18602
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com, Rye, NY.
  2. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Esther Anna Fisher

F, #903, b. 1833

Parents

MotherEliza (b. 1807)

Family: Alexander Y. Merritt (b. 1827, d. between 1867 and 1870)

SonJohn F. Merritt+ (b. November 1851)
SonRoderick Merritt (b. 1857)
SonGabriel Merritt (b. December 1859)
DaughterElla N. Merritt (b. June 1863)
SonAbraham Lincoln Merritt (b. October 1866)

Biography

ChildParent1
Birth1833Esther Anna Fisher was born in 1833.
Marriagebetween 1848 and 1857Alexander Y. Merritt and she were married between 1848 and 1857
In household10 August 1860She appeared in the household of Alexander Y. Merritt in the census 10 August 1860 at Pound Ridge in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Alexander is listed as Alex, 37, Merchant Tailor, 3000 real estate, 10,000 personal, with Esther A. 27, Lucretia 16, Edgar 14, Alexander 12, John 8, Roderick 3, Gabriel 9 months.2
Census1870She appeared in the census 1870 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Esther is listed as: Hester Ann, 40, Keeping House, $5,000 real, $1500 personal estate, with John 18, House Carpenter, Gabriel 9, Ella 6, Abraham Lincoln 3, all at home.3
Census5 June 1880She appeared in the census 5 June 1880 in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Esther is listed as: Keeping Boarders, age 47, widowed, with Gabriel B., 20, son, Clerk R.R.F. Depot, Abram L, son, 14, at school, Ella N. 17, daughter, at school, Brundage Eliza, 73 Mother, all preceding b. NY and parents b. NY, and 2 boarders (barbers). In same dwelling, John F Merritt and family.4
Census19 June 1900She appeared in the census 19 June 1900. Esther is listed as: Ester A., Head, age 67, b. Nov 1832, Wid, 50 crossed out under yrs. of present marriage, 6 children, 4 living, with John F, son, Nov 1863, 46, M., carpenter, Ella N. Daughter, Jun 1863, 36 M., and Abram L. son, Oct 1866, age 33, married 8 yrs, and Anna May, Head, Oct 1872, 27 Married 8, 0 children, b. CT, parents Germany?. But it is very confusing how it is laid out, it looks like Anna May Merritt is in a separate household, although she has ditto marks under Abram. In any case, why is John F here? He is also at 72 Haseco with his wife!5
Directorybetween 1910 and 1911As of between 1910 and 1911 Esther was listed in the Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, directory at 76 Haseco Avenue. "Merritt Esther A., wid Alex., h 76 Haseco av"
Last Edited24 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Image 69/112 ancestry.com.
  3. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, 47/181 ancestry.com, Roll M593-1115, p. 160, image 326.
  4. [S83] 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Roll 79-947, ED 124, Image 0026, FHL Film 1254947 p. 252D.
  5. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

William Webb Holly

M, #904, b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932

Parents

FatherWilliam Henry Holly (b. 7 June 1812, d. 24 January 1892)
MotherMargaret McQueen (b. 14 September 1818, d. 13 May 1886)

Family 1: Mary E. Finch (b. 1863, d. 21 June 1960)

SonFred Elmore Holly (b. 10 October 1882, d. 7 July 1959)
DaughterEdna Holly (b. 1885)

Family 2: Hattie Ball (b. 4 July 1882, d. 30 August 1959)

SonHuyler Irwin Holly (b. 29 June 1902, d. 21 June 1963)
DaughterHattie Adelia Holly+ (b. 13 August 1903, d. 28 November 1988)
DaughterDorothy Amy Holly (b. 6 September 1906, d. 8 March 1995)
SonEdward Quinlan Holly (b. 18 April 1908, d. 30 May 1910)
William Webb Holly
William Webb Holly and James Madison Holly

Biography

Birth22 December 1852William Webb Holly was born on 22 December 1852 at East Port Chester in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Date as transcribed from Bible of William and Margaret McQueen Holly. On his daughter, Hattie Adelia Holly's Delayed Registration Birth Certificate, his birth year is given as 1853 and birthplace E. Port Chester, CT. On Dorothy Holly's delayed birth certificate, his birthdate is given by his wife, Hattie Ball Mentzel, as 22 Dec 1853.1
In household18 July 1860He appeared in the household of William Henry Holly in the census 18 July 1860 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. William is listed as William Holly, Ship Carpenter, no listing for real estate value, $300 for personal estate. Age 48, b. CT, with
Margaret, age 42, b. N.Y.,
Harriet, age 12, b. CT,
Emma, age 9, b. N.Y.,
William, age 7, b. CT,
Madison, age 5, b. CT,
Newman, age 2, b. CT.

Same dwelling as Thomas M. Lyon household. Thomas M. Lyon married Sarah E. Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Holly Edwards, sister of William Henry.

Next door dwelling was Elizabeth and husband William Edwards and children.

If the birth places are correct for the children, that would put their residence in Brooklyn no more than 1848-1853.

Other nearby residents were William Ritch, William H. Mead, Seth Mead, Henry Merritt, Daniel Lyon ($15,000 in real estate).
In household6 July 1870William Webb Holly appeared in the household of William Henry Holly in the census 6 July 1870 at Port Chester in Rye, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as Holley, William, age 59, Spar Maker, b. Conn., with
Margaret, 54, Keeping House,
Harriet, 21,
Emma 18,
William 17,
Madison 15,
Newman, 12 and
Isabella McKinley, 9.
All the children listed as "At Home" and all except William listed as born NY. None listed as "father of foreign birth." Madison, Newman, and Isabella listed as attending school within the year.2
Census6 July 1870William Webb Holly appeared in the census 6 July 1870 at Port Chester in Rye, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as: living with W. A. Merritt, age 67, as farm hand, no other members of household.3
Census3 June 1880He appeared in the census 3 June 1880 at 110 Riverside Avenue, ED 145, in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. William is listed as: Single, Moulder, living in household of Elmore Moses, (age 47, "no occupation", wife Nancy 42, stepson Charles J. 27, stepdau. Mary E, 17, boarder, Horace Saunders 23, Boarder, George Finch, 81, boarder Cornelia Jones).4
Marriage1880He and Mary E. Finch were married in 1880
Address1883As of 1883, William lived at Hoyt Lane in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. listed in the Norwalk Directory, occupation moulder.
DivorceMay 1888He and Mary E. Finch were divorced in May 1888. The Connecticut State Library has Fairfield County divorce indexes, and page 175 of the Index for 1868-1941 lists William H. Holly and Mary Finch, 1888, and the details are in Volume 5, page 282 of the Connecticut Superior Court divorce record volumes found in the Connecticut state archives.

The Port Chester Journal, Thursday, May 10, 1888, also carried the notice of the divorce:

"Mary E. Holly, of Norwalk, last week obtained a divorce in the Superior Court at Bridgeport, from Wm. H. Holly of this Village, on the grounds of desertion."

His name was incorrect, it should have been Wm. W. Holly.
Census1 June 1900He appeared in the census 1 June 1900 at Rye Village in Rye, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as: born Dec. 1858, age shown as 41. Name shown as William W. Holley, mother born in Scotland. Shown as Single, Photographer.5
Marriage1900He and Hattie Ball were married in 1900
Census1910He appeared in the census 1910 at 38 Eldridge St., Rye Village, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as: Laborer, Odd jobs, age 50, married 10 years, with wife Hattie, age 28, b. New York and parents b. New York, daughter Huyler (error, he was a son), age 8, Hattie, daughter, age 7, Dorothy, Daughter, age 4, and Edward, son, age 2. Says father born England.6
Address1910As of 1910, William lived at 38a Eldredge in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. photgr, home address.
Divorcebetween 1910 and 1920He and Hattie Ball were divorced between 1910 and 1920. (William is shown in 1920 census as divorced and his ex-wife Hattie is found in Manhattan.) William is not listed as divorcing Hattie in the 1868-1941 Index of Fairfield County divorces at the CT State Library.6
Census28 January 1920He appeared in the census 28 January 1920 at 35 Eldridge St., ED 170, in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as: renter, age 60, divorced, Painter (Industry: contractor). Living in five-household dwelling.7
Noteabout 1930About 1930, in Rye, Westchester County, New York, He stayed for a time with his daughter Dorothy.
NoteIn Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, At the time of his death, he was staying with his son Huyler.
Death30 October 1932He died on 30 October 1932 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, of Apoplexy, age 79. Death certificate lists chronic nephritis, found dead in bed. The death certificate information was supplied by Huyler Holly, 67 Putnam Drive. The information listed is:
Residence, 67 Putnam Drive, Port Chester. Length of residence in district where death occurred, 60 yrs.
Marital status: Married, wife Hattie Holly. Date of Birth, Dec. 23, 1853. Age 79 (crossed out and 78 written in pencil) 10 months, 8 days. Trade Moulder, Inductry, Foundry. Date last worked at this occupation, 1929, total time in occupation, 40 yrs. Birthplace, East Port Chester, Conn. Father William Holly, Birthplace not known. Mother Margaret McQueen, Birthplace Scotland.
Place of burial, Greenwood Union, Rye, date of burial, Nov. 2, 1932.
Undertaker Russell (Dillon?), 200 Westchester, Port Chester.8,9
Burial2 November 1932He was buried on 2 November 1932 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Section C, Lot 12, Grave 25, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. in section of single graves. Stone placed by grandson Larry Kloess, Jr., 2005. Undertaker Russell J. Shaw, Buried by Huyler Holly. The funeral was held at Huyler's home.10
Oral History2005Larry Kloess, Jr. relates, "My mother told me many times that he had been a vaudevillian banjo and dance man in the teens or twenties and that he was good on the stage sometimes in blackface doing minstrels. He appeared with the famous Eddie Foy. I personally know nothing in the way of confirmation."
Last Edited18 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S158] "David B. Tilley Research Notes 1950 - 1965", 1950-1965, David Brown Tilley (1928 - 1989) (Easton, PA, Danby, NY, and Litchfield, CT), to Holly Kilpatrick (East Bangor, PA). Hereinafter cited as "DBT Notes."
  2. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, p. 66.
  3. [S84] Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, ancestry.com Image 14/54.
  5. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, ED 111.
  6. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  8. [S78] Stone; Viewed by Holly Kilpatrick, 2005.
  9. [S141] Village of Port Chester, Office of the Registrar, 10 Pearl Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, http://www.portchesterny.com/Govt/Clerk/vital.htm: Certificate of Death 59938,11/2/32.. Hereinafter cited as Port Chester Vital Records.
  10. [S79] Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York, Office Records. Hereinafter cited as Greenwood Union Cemetery Office.

Fred Elmore Holly

M, #905, b. 10 October 1882, d. 7 July 1959

Parents

FatherWilliam Webb Holly (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)
MotherMary E. Finch (b. 1863, d. 21 June 1960)

Family: Nellie Clarinda Lockhart (b. December 1879, d. 5 September 1960)

Fred Elmore Holly.
Fred Elmore Holly

Biography

Birth10 October 1882Fred Elmore Holly was born on 10 October 1882 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2
CensusJune 1900He appeared in the census June 1900 at 64 Lewis Street in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Fred is listed as: Frederick, Boarder, household of Isabel Hays, who runs a Boarding house but Fred seems to be the only boarder. Other family members are Daniel McNaughton, her nephew, a telegraph messenger, Elizabeth, niece, and Alexander, nephew, all four born Scotland. Fred is age 17, b. CT, father b. New York, mother CT, Telegraph operator. The next household listed is 112 Mason St, the Jesse Ritch family, including Manley Ritch, brother, age 24, Mail carrier.3
Directory1902As of 1902 Fred was listed in the Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, directory at 64 Lewis St. as a telegrapher. Listed as "Fred E."
Occupation1903In 1903 Fred worked in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, as mailman hired by the Greenwich Post Office. In 1910 he was a Distributor of Mail, and by 1920 he was Superintendent of Mails.4,5
Marriage1906He and Nellie Clarinda Lockhart were married in 1906 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut,4
Address1910As of 1910, Fred lived at 75 Arch St. in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Clk, P.O.6
Census1910He appeared in the census 1910 at 75 Arch St. in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Fred is listed as: Holley, Frederick E., Head, age 28, M1, married 4 yrs., Distributor, mail, renting, with Nellie C., wife, age 30, M1, 0 children. Lockhart, Nellie, mother-in-law, age 51, widowed, 6 ch, 6 living, Harry (illegible initial), brother-in-law, 28, M1 (actually looks like W1), m. 2 years, Plumber. John W., brother-in-law, 27, Single, Letter carrier, government. Charles E. brother-in-law, 26, M1 (M looks odd), married 0 yrs., Occupation illegible, Manufacturer. Susie R., sister-in-law, 24, single, Teacher, School. Joseph W. brother-in-law, 22, Occupation "None". Oliver H, 58, uncle, Occupation: "own ???once" (Looks like ursonce.) 3 households before, on 25 Woodland, is John E. Clapp, wife Lillian, ch. Alfred L and Virgil, and servant Sophie Morrell (22), and several other associates in their express business.7
Draft Registration12 September 1918Fred registered for the draft on 12 September 1918, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. Serial Number 1469, Order Number 2434, address 75 Arch St., Greenwich, age 35. The form gives his birthdate, his occupation as Supt. of Mails, his wife, and Height as Medium, Build Medium, Brown Eyes, Light hair, no physical disqualifications. Signed by Henry B. White, Registrar.8
Census7 January 1920He appeared in the census 7 January 1920 at 74 Arch St. in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Fred is listed as: Head, Owner (Mortgage), age 37, Suptendent of Mails, P.O., and wife Nellie, 40. Also at 75 Arch, Mandley Ritch, age 43, Head, Renter, Carrier, P.O., and Mary, Wife; and Leonard Clark, Head, age 28. Column for Owner or Renter says "Un", Occupation Trucking, Wife Clytie. Next house, 88 Arch, is John W. Lockhart and wife Mary, children Lorraine, Jacquelyn, William --John W. is Nellie's brother. He is a letter carrier, P.O.5
Directory1928As of 1928 Fred was listed in the Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, directory at 74 Arch St., next to Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2.
Occupation1950In 1950 Fred worked in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, as Superintendent of Mails at his retirement from the Greenwich Post Office.
AddressJune 1959As of June 1959, Fred lived at 4 Lafayette Court, Chateau Condominium, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.9
Death7 July 1959He died on 7 July 1959 at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,10,11
Obituary8 July 19598 July 1959, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, Greenwich Times Obituary:. Fred E. Holly, 76, of Chateau Lafayette, superintendent of mails in the Greenwich Post Office for 47 years before his retirement in 1950, died yesterday at Greenwich Hospital. Mr. Holly, the son of the late William Holly and Mrs. Mary E. Finch Holly Clapp of Danbury, was born in Norwalk and had lived here 59 years. His wife is Nellie Lochart Holly. Also surviving are a sister and brother -- Mrs. Clifford Butler of Danbury and Charles Clapp of Bethel. Private services will be held fromt he Fred D. Knapp & Son Memorial with the Rev. Donald W. Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Putnam Cemetery.12
Burial9 July 1959He was buried on 9 July 1959 at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Fred D. Knapp and Son Memorial funeral director.13
Last Edited6 June 2019

Citations

  1. [S170] WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, NARA; M1509, 20; (Washington, DC: National Archives & Records Administration), 243 rolls, Serial # 1469, Order # 2434.
  2. [S171] Obituary, Greenwich Time, Greenwich, Connecticut, Obituary., Obituary.
  3. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, ancestry image 28/49, ED 73.
  4. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  6. [S118] Port Chester & East Port Chester Directory 1910-11 (, 1910-1911). Hereinafter cited as Port Chester & East Port Chester Directory 1910-11.
  7. [S80] 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, ancestry image 44/79, ED 82.
  8. [S170] WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, 243 rolls.
  9. [S171] Greenwich Time, 8 Jul 1959 Obituary, 8 Jul 1959 Obituary.
  10. [S167] Connecticut Department of Health, Connecticut Death Index 1949-2012 (Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Health, 2003), Made available online by Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Connecticut Death Index 1949-2012.
  11. [S171] Greenwich Time.
  12. [S171] Greenwich Time, 8 Jul 1959., 8 Jul 1959.
  13. [S171] Greenwich Time, Obituary, 8 Jul 1959., Obituary, 8 Jul 1959.

Edna Holly

F, #906, b. 1885

Parents

FatherWilliam Webb Holly (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)
MotherMary E. Finch (b. 1863, d. 21 June 1960)

Family: Louis J. Euvrard, Jr., (b. February 1890)

Edna Holly

Biography

Birth1885Edna Holly was born in 1885 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Marriage1 August 1910Louis J. Euvrard, Jr., and she were married on 1 August 1910 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, both of Danbury, Connecticut, by Justice of the Peace, Walter A. Ferris, Town of Rye, in the presence of Edith Nichols and Mrs. S. Prince, witnesses. The Affidavit for License to Marry gives Louis' age as 23. However, according to the censuses of 1900 and 1910, he was only 20.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S165] Marriage License, Louis Euvrard and Edna Holly. Hereinafter cited as Euvrard - Holly Marriage License.

Hattie Ball

F, #908, b. 4 July 1882, d. 30 August 1959

Parents

FatherPhilip M. Ball (b. September 1858, d. about 1951)
MotherAdelia Bloomer (b. 4 March 1855, d. 4 January 1908)

Family 1: William Webb Holly (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)

SonHuyler Irwin Holly (b. 29 June 1902, d. 21 June 1963)
DaughterHattie Adelia Holly+ (b. 13 August 1903, d. 28 November 1988)
DaughterDorothy Amy Holly (b. 6 September 1906, d. 8 March 1995)
SonEdward Quinlan Holly (b. 18 April 1908, d. 30 May 1910)

Family 2: Charles Mentzel (b. 23 October 1881, d. 1 June 1949)

This is Hattie Ball Holly Mentzel, whose first husband was William Webb Holly, with her father Philip Ball.

Biography

ChildParent1,2
Birth4 July 1882Hattie Ball was born on 4 July 1882 in New York.3
In household1 June 1900She appeared in the household of Philip M. Ball in the census 1 June 1900 in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Philip is listed as Head, b. Sept. 1858, age 43, married 21 years, b. NY, parents b. Germany, Occupation Painting, rents home, with wife Delia, b. Mar 1855, age 45, 8 children, 5 living, b. NY, parents b. Conn., and son Willie, Nov. 1885, age 14, at school, dau. Amie, March or June 1890, age 10 , at school, and son Archie, Jan 1894, age 6.2
Marriage1900William Webb Holly and she were married in 1900
Divorcebetween 1910 and 1920William Webb Holly and she were divorced between 1910 and 1920. (William is shown in 1920 census as divorced and his ex-wife Hattie is found in Manhattan.) William is not listed as divorcing Hattie in the 1868-1941 Index of Fairfield County divorces at the CT State Library.4
Census13 January 1920She appeared in the census 13 January 1920 at 16 150th St., Manhattan Borough, in New York City, New York County, New York. Hattie is listed as: age 37, married, boarder in the household of Abraham Cohen, and Hattie, boarder, age 16, Single. Occupation Trained Nurse, Private Family Hattie Ball and Clerk, Publisher for Hattie Holly.5
Marriage1923Charles Mentzel and she were married in 1923 in New York They met while Hattie was working as a nurse in New York City, and he was a patient there.
Witness15 August 1955She witnessed the birth of Dorothy Amy Holly on 15 August 1955 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. by Hattie Mentzel, then residing at Genesee Trail, Harrison, NY.
Death30 August 1959Hattie Ball died on 30 August 1959 at Miami Sanitorium in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida,3
BurialShe was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Rd, in Hartsdale, Westchester, New York. Death Certificate lists cemetery address as Harrison.
Last Edited4 January 2017

Citations

  1. [S96] LDS Film Number 2031627, Church Registers, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Port Chester, New York, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, Parishioner Lists, (1836-1935). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's Episcopal Church Registers.
  2. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S156] Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr, "Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr Email 28 Jul 2005 and subsequent," e-mail message from email address () to Holly Kilpatrick, 28 Jul 2005 and subsequent. Hereinafter cited as "Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr Emails 2005+."
  4. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, image 16/45 on ancestry.com.

Huyler Irwin Holly

M, #909, b. 29 June 1902, d. 21 June 1963

Parents

FatherWilliam Webb Holly (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)
MotherHattie Ball (b. 4 July 1882, d. 30 August 1959)

Family: Louise Marie Hartlieb (b. 3 April 1900, d. 17 October 1986)

Huyler Holly

Biography

Birth29 June 1902Huyler Irwin Holly was born on 29 June 1902 in New York.
Baptism30 August 1908He was baptized on 30 August 1908 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. by Wm. I Magill. Sponsored by Mrs. James S. Lambert (?), Floretta Klingenberg.1
MarriageHe and Louise Marie Hartlieb were married, date unknown
Census10 April 1930He appeared in the census 10 April 1930 at 67 Putnam Drive in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Huyler is listed as: Head, Renter, $60/mo., age 28 married at age 26, Patrolman, Police Dept.,with Louise, Wife, age 29, married at age 24, b. New York and parents born Germany, and 2 boarders, Albert Johnson (age 30, b. Sweden) and William R. Atherley (age 27, b. Scotland).2
OccupationHuyler worked as a Police Officer.
Anecdote, FamilyLarry Kloess related that Louise was the secretary to the CEO of the Lifesaver Company, who married Louise's sister. This is interesting because Auntie, Margaret Holly, who was Huyler's cousin, was a bookkeeper at the Lifesaver Company.
Witness10 September 1949He witnessed the marriage of Peter Paul Miskowski and Hattie Adelia Holly on 10 September 1949 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Witnesses Huyler Irwin Holly and Josephine Miskowski. Certificate signed by Irving E. Toohill, Justice.3
Death21 June 1963Huyler Irwin Holly died on 21 June 1963 at United Hospital in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, of Pneumonitis (Bilateral)4,3
Burial24 June 1963He was buried on 24 June 1963 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Midvale Lot 23-B, 24-A, 8, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Funeral Director Robert W. Schnautz, Port Chester. Plot owner, Mrs. Marie S. Hartlieb. Stone and metal plaque "Policemen's Benevolent Association of Westchester County, Inc., PTL. Huyler Holly, Port Chester PD.5
Anecdote, Family2005Larry Kloess, Jr., remembers that Huyler "finished Port Chester High School and met Louise Hartlieb while he worked in her father's business called Hartlieb's Meat Market in Port Chester. Aunt Louise's sister was married to the president and CEO of Lifesavers, Inc., a candy company in Port Chester. Aunt Louise was his executive secretary for many years. Uncle Huyler joined the Port Chester Police Department and spent a career there and badge #1 upon retirement. He was a big man whom I was afraid of as a young child. He was a no nonsense tough type of guy. He would wear his sungoggles as a motorcycle officer in his early days. He set records pulling people over for speeding or reckless driving. He would hide out in bushes waiting for speedsters. He never gave warnings. His reputation was that he would arrest his own mother for traffic violations. I grew fonder of him in later years. He could cook great Italian meals. He and Louise lived in a pretty house that they built out from Port Chester. They lived long lives together without children. He died of cancer in the late 60s."3
Last Edited4 January 2017

Citations

  1. [S96] LDS Film Number 2031627, Church Registers, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Port Chester, New York, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, Parishioner Lists, (1836-1935). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's Episcopal Church Registers.
  2. [S77] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S156] Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr, "Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr Email 28 Jul 2005 and subsequent," e-mail message from email address () to Holly Kilpatrick, 28 Jul 2005 and subsequent. Hereinafter cited as "Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr Emails 2005+."
  4. [S79] Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York, Office Records. Hereinafter cited as Greenwood Union Cemetery Office.
  5. [S78] Stone; Viewed by Holly Kilpatrick, 2005.

Louise Marie Hartlieb

F, #910, b. 3 April 1900, d. 17 October 1986

Parents

Family: Huyler Irwin Holly (b. 29 June 1902, d. 21 June 1963)

Biography

Birth3 April 1900Louise Marie Hartlieb was born on 3 April 1900.
Confirmation17 May 1914She was confirmed on 17 May 1914 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, "Class of 1914, Rogation Sunday, the Fifth Sunday after Easter, by the Rt. Rev'd. Charles S. Burch, Bishop Suffragan of New York, Presented by the Acting Rector, Hugh L. Burleson.1
MarriageHuyler Irwin Holly and she were married, date unknown
Death17 October 1986She died on 17 October 1986 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, at age 86 of Cardio-respiratory arrest.2
Burial20 October 1986She was buried on 20 October 1986 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Midvale, Lot 23-B, 24-A, Grave 4, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Undertaker Craft Memorial Home. Plot owner Mrs. Marjorie Kappes (sister).2
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S96] LDS Film Number 2031627, Church Registers, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Port Chester, New York, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, Parishioner Lists, (1836-1935). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's Episcopal Church Registers.
  2. [S79] Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York, Office Records. Hereinafter cited as Greenwood Union Cemetery Office.

Hattie Adelia Holly

F, #914, b. 13 August 1903, d. 28 November 1988

Parents

FatherWilliam Webb Holly (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)
MotherHattie Ball (b. 4 July 1882, d. 30 August 1959)

Family 1: Lawrence Herman Kloess (b. 29 December 1906, d. 17 October 1983)

SonLawrence Herman Kloess, Jr.+
Hattie Adelia Holly Kloess

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth13 August 1903Hattie Adelia Holly was born on 13 August 1903 in Westchester, New York. The St. Peter's records show 1904, the Delayed Birth Certificate shows 1903.1,2,3
Baptism30 August 1908She was baptized on 30 August 1908 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. by Wm. I Magill. Sponsored by Mrs. James S. Lambert (?), Floretta Klingenberg. The copy of the certificate in the possession of her son is typed, perhaps at a later date, because the Rector's signature is illegible but does not look like Magill. It shows the first witness as Mrs. James Strambert.1
Chr14 March 1920She was christened on 14 March 1920 at Chapel of the Intercession, Parish of Triniity Church, in New York City, New York County, New York. by Rev. Charles S. Burch, presented by Rev. M.H. Gates. Record transcribed from the Register of Confirmations, Vol. C., p. 232 by Phyllis Barr, Parish Recorder, on Jan. 26, 1984.
Marriage7 June 1926Lawrence Herman Kloess and she were married on 7 June 1926 in Hawthorne, New York,2
Divorce23 March 1935Lawrence Herman Kloess and she were divorced on 23 March 1935 at Westchester County Clerk's Office in Westchester County, New York. by Bernard A. Koch, Clerk, Index # 2996-35.2
Marriage10 September 1949Peter Paul Miskowski and she were married on 10 September 1949 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, Witnesses Huyler Irwin Holly and Josephine Miskowski. Certificate signed by Irving E. Toohill, Justice.2
DivorcePeter Paul Miskowski and she were divorced.
AddressHattie lived at 3174 Highfield Drive in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.
Death28 November 1988She died on 28 November 1988 at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, per State of Alabama Certificate of Death.
Burial2 December 1988She was buried on 2 December 1988 at Greenwood Cemetery, Kloess Family Plot, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama. Leak-Memory Chapel director.
Last Edited4 January 2017

Citations

  1. [S96] LDS Film Number 2031627, Church Registers, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Port Chester, New York, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, Parishioner Lists, (1836-1935). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's Episcopal Church Registers.
  2. [S156] Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr, "Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr Email 28 Jul 2005 and subsequent," e-mail message from email address () to Holly Kilpatrick, 28 Jul 2005 and subsequent. Hereinafter cited as "Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr Emails 2005+."
  3. [S181] Hattie Adelia Holly, Delayed Registration Certificate of Birth, New York State Department of Health D79630 (23 Jan 1943.)

Dorothy Amy Holly

F, #915, b. 6 September 1906, d. 8 March 1995

Parents

FatherWilliam Webb Holly (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)
MotherHattie Ball (b. 4 July 1882, d. 30 August 1959)

Family 1: William Stanton

Family 2: John M. Fiery (b. 5 August 1907, d. 20 January 1984)

Dorothy Amy Holly

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth6 September 1906Dorothy Amy Holly was born on 6 September 1906 in Westchester, New York.1
Address5 August 1907As of 5 August 1907, Dorothy lived at 6449 SW 34th St. in Miami, Florida.
Baptism30 August 1908She was baptized on 30 August 1908 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. by Wm. I Magill. Sponsored by Mrs. James S. Lambert (?), Floretta Klingenberg.
Marriage5 August 1925William Stanton and she were married on 5 August 1925 in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York,2,3
Divorce5 February 1947William Stanton and she were divorced on 5 February 1947 in Miami, Dade, Florida.
Marriage31 December 1948John M. Fiery and she were married on 31 December 1948 in Miami, Florida, by E. L. Mason, Justice of the Peace.2
Brth Del Reg15 August 1955A delayed birth registration certificate was issued for Dorothy on 15 August 1955, in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. by Hattie Mentzel, then residing at Genesee Trail, Harrison, NY.
Death8 March 1995She died on 8 March 1995 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama,
Obituary9 March 19959 March 1995, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Obituary:. Fiery, Dorothy, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died Wednesday, March 8, 1995. Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 10, 1995, at 2:30 pm in Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Earl Andrews officiating. Survivors include one nephew, Lawrence H. Kloess, Jr., and wife Jean Kloess and great nephews, Lawrence H. Kloess III, Dr. Price M. Kloess, Branch Donelson Kloess and David Holly Kloess.
Burial10 March 1995She was buried on 10 March 1995 at Greenwood Cemetery, Kloess Estate Family Plot, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.2
Last Edited5 October 2021

Citations

  1. [S96] LDS Film Number 2031627, Church Registers, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Port Chester, New York, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, Parishioner Lists, (1836-1935). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's Episcopal Church Registers.
  2. [S156] Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr, "Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr Email 28 Jul 2005 and subsequent," e-mail message from email address () to Holly Kilpatrick, 28 Jul 2005 and subsequent. Hereinafter cited as "Kloess, Lawrence H. Jr Emails 2005+."
  3. [S851] New York State Marriage Index, 1881-1967: Marriage certificate # 39795, image 694/1696 on Ancestry.; New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York

Edward Quinlan Holly

M, #916, b. 18 April 1908, d. 30 May 1910

Parents

FatherWilliam Webb Holly (b. 22 December 1852, d. 30 October 1932)
MotherHattie Ball (b. 4 July 1882, d. 30 August 1959)
Edward Quinlan Holly.

Biography

Birth18 April 1908Edward Quinlan Holly was born on 18 April 1908 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York.
Baptism30 August 1908He was baptized on 30 August 1908 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. by Wm. I Magill. Sponsored by Mrs. James S. Lambert (?), Floretta Klingenberg.
Death30 May 1910He died on 30 May 1910 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, of Dysentery at age 2 yrs, 2 months, 17 days.
Burial1 June 1910He was buried on 1 June 1910 at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Map C, Row 2, Grave 43, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. by William G. Studwell, Rector. Undertaker Frank Stearne. Listed in church records as Rye Union Cemetery. Listed in cemetery records as Edward L.1,2
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S96] LDS Film Number 2031627, Church Registers, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Port Chester, New York, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, Parishioner Lists, (1836-1935). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's Episcopal Church Registers.
  2. [S79] Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York, Office Records. Hereinafter cited as Greenwood Union Cemetery Office.

Adelia Bloomer

F, #917, b. 4 March 1855, d. 4 January 1908

Parents

FatherJames Bloomer (b. 1803, d. after 1870)
MotherMary J.

Family: Philip M. Ball (b. September 1858, d. about 1951)

DaughterHattie Ball+ (b. 4 July 1882, d. 30 August 1959)
SonWilliiam Ball (b. November 1885)
DaughterAmie Ball (b. 1890)
SonArchibald Ball (b. January 1894)

Biography

ChildParent1,2
Birth4 March 1855Adelia Bloomer was born on 4 March 1855 in North Castle, Westchester County, New York.3
In household18 August 1860She appeared in the household of James Bloomer in the census 18 August 1860 at Pound Ridge in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York. James is listed as age 65, Laborer, b. NY, value of real estate $100, cannot read & write. With Mary J, age 40 (?), Martha A., 18, Frederic, 12, Irene, 8, Hattie, 6, Delia, 3, and Joseph, 1, all b. New York.2
Marriage1879Philip M. Ball and she were married in 1879
In household1 June 1900She appeared in the household of Philip M. Ball in the census 1 June 1900 in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Philip is listed as Head, b. Sept. 1858, age 43, married 21 years, b. NY, parents b. Germany, Occupation Painting, rents home, with wife Delia, b. Mar 1855, age 45, 8 children, 5 living, b. NY, parents b. Conn., and son Willie, Nov. 1885, age 14, at school, dau. Amie, March or June 1890, age 10 , at school, and son Archie, Jan 1894, age 6.4
Death4 January 1908She died on 4 January 1908 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York,3
BurialShe was buried at Rye Union Cemetery in Rye, Westchester County, New York.3
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S96] LDS Film Number 2031627, Church Registers, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Port Chester, New York, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, Parishioner Lists, (1836-1935). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's Episcopal Church Registers.
  4. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

James Madison Holly

M, #919, b. 25 April 1854, d. 21 January 1928

Parents

FatherWilliam Henry Holly (b. 7 June 1812, d. 24 January 1892)
MotherMargaret McQueen (b. 14 September 1818, d. 13 May 1886)

Family 1: Minnie Halleck (b. 1865)

Family 2: Irene Maude Kellan (b. November 1861, d. 14 September 1931)

DaughterMadaline D. Holly+ (b. 1892)
DaughterIsobell M. Holly+ (b. 1894)
DaughterHazel Christine Holly+ (b. 8 September 1897, d. April 1943)
SonAndrew Holly (b. 1900, d. before 1910)
William Webb Holly and James Madison Holly

Biography

Birth25 April 1854James Madison Holly was born on 25 April 1854 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Death cert. and 1900 census say 1854. DBT transcription of Family Bible says 1855.1,2,3
AnecdoteJames Madison Holly was called Madison as a boy and by his family. When he moved to Perth Amboy, he does not seem to have gone by Madison.
In household18 July 1860He appeared in the household of William Henry Holly in the census 18 July 1860 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. William is listed as William Holly, Ship Carpenter, no listing for real estate value, $300 for personal estate. Age 48, b. CT, with
Margaret, age 42, b. N.Y.,
Harriet, age 12, b. CT,
Emma, age 9, b. N.Y.,
William, age 7, b. CT,
Madison, age 5, b. CT,
Newman, age 2, b. CT.

Same dwelling as Thomas M. Lyon household. Thomas M. Lyon married Sarah E. Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Holly Edwards, sister of William Henry.

Next door dwelling was Elizabeth and husband William Edwards and children.

If the birth places are correct for the children, that would put their residence in Brooklyn no more than 1848-1853.

Other nearby residents were William Ritch, William H. Mead, Seth Mead, Henry Merritt, Daniel Lyon ($15,000 in real estate).
In household6 July 1870James Madison Holly appeared in the household of William Henry Holly in the census 6 July 1870 at Port Chester in Rye, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as Holley, William, age 59, Spar Maker, b. Conn., with
Margaret, 54, Keeping House,
Harriet, 21,
Emma 18,
William 17,
Madison 15,
Newman, 12 and
Isabella McKinley, 9.
All the children listed as "At Home" and all except William listed as born NY. None listed as "father of foreign birth." Madison, Newman, and Isabella listed as attending school within the year.4
Newspaper Mention11 July 1878James Madison Holly was mentioned in a newspaper report about Alexander Newman Holly when 11 July 1878 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported On Friday, July 5, a boat race took place from the Losee House, Rye Beach, which excited considerable interest. The contestants were Amos Morrell, Michael O'Keefe, Newman Holly, Madison Holly, and W. McGuire, Jr., distance two miles; boats, ordinary working boats, prizes, $6.00, $4.00, $2.50. Judges, Cornelius Taylor, Rufus Delano and Wm. McGuire. Referee, Wm. Mosher. O'Keefe won by fifty feet, time 12 minutes.
In household1880James Madison Holly appeared in the household of William Henry Holly in the census 1880 at ED 124 in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. William is listed as Holley, William, age 68, Carpenter, b. Conn and parents born Conn., with
Margaret, wife, age 62 born Scotland, and parents born Scotland.
Harritt, daughter, age 30, tailoris.
Madison, son, age 24, Fisherman.
Newman A., age 22, son, Fisherman.
The three children listed as born Conn.5
Newspaper Mention7 October 1880The 7 October 1880 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported the Village Directory. Listed under Societies were the various fire companies. One of these was Putnam Engine Co.:
"Meets at the Engine House, Westchester avenue, first Wednesday evening in each month. Wm. Young, Foreman; Madison Holly, Asst. Foreman; Augustus Braun, Secretary; Andrew J. Kirby, Treasurer; C. B. Atchley, Steward."

This entry was included in many directories. I have not determined the first or last date of listing.
MarriageDecember 1881James Madison Holly and Minnie Halleck were married in December 1881 at 79 Elizabeth Avenue in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, In the Port Chester Journal, 5 Jan 1882:
"At the residence of the bride, Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabethport, N. J., by the Rev. Edwin F. Lenhart [sp?], J. M. Holly, formerly of Port Chester, and Miss Minnie W. Halleck, of Elizabethport, N. J."
Newspaper Mention5 January 1882The 5 January 1882 edition of the Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, reported "Another Fire Laddie Gone -- And Done It

On reference to our marriages notices, will be found the wedding announcement of the well-known fire laddie, formerly of this village, Mr. J. M. Holly. The firemen extend to him hearty congratulations, and trust he will run the race of life, pleasantly and successfully with the "new machine."
Directory1884As of 1884 James was listed in the Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, directory at 85 Elizabeth Avenue. James M. Holly, moulder.
Marriage1887He and Irene Maude Kellan were married in 1887 1910 census says 33 years of marriage, but 1900 says 13.6,2
Census1895He appeared in the census 1895 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. James is listed as: James Holly, with Irene, Madeline, Isabelle.7
Census9 June 1900He appeared in the census 9 June 1900 at 173 Market Street, Ward 4, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. James is listed as: Head, age 46, b. Apr 1854,married 13 yrs. New York, and both parents born New York. Iron Moulder. Wife Irene, b. Nov 1861, age 38, 6 children, 6 living. In the 1910 census she has Andrew b. 1900 and it still says 6 children 6 living. That can't be right. Also, only three are at home in this 1900 census, although the oldest of the other three could only be 13 if from this marriage. Madalene, Feb 1892, 8, Belle, Jul 1894, 5, and Hazel Sept 1897, 2. Madalene and Belle are listed born New York, Hazel New Jersey.
OccupationJames worked at Marcy Stove Factory in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, as a moulder8
Census1910He appeared in the census 1910 at 363 Market Street, Ward 4, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. James is listed as: James M., Head, age 56, married 33 yrs., Moulder, Foundry. out of work 24 months 1909. Wife Iriene, age 48, 6 children, 6 living, b. Penna and parents b. Penna. Madline, 18, b. New York, Foulder, Factory, Isobell, b. New York, Sazel (??) daughter, 12, b. New Jersey, and Andrew, 10, b. New Jersey.9
Census1920He appeared in the census 1920 at 363 Market Street, Ward 4, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. James is listed as: James, age 64. Listed as renter, b. NY, father b. Conn., Moulder, Foundry. Wife Jeanne (sp?) (turned out to be Irene) age 59 (?) born Penna and parents born Penna. Daughter Madaline, age 27, Single, Folder, can't read industry. 363 appears to be a two family building.10
Address20 April 1923As of 20 April 1923, James lived in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. per Obituary of Newman A. Holly,11
Death21 January 1928He died on 21 January 1928 at 490 East Ave., Sewaren, in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, He was living with his daughter Belle at the time of his death. Death Certificate copied at the New Jersey State Archives in Trenton. The medical portion, signed by a Dr. Spencer, stated that he attended the deceased from 17 Jan to 21 January, he died at about 1 am 21 Jan, cause of death was bronchial pneumonia, 1 week, with arteriosclerosis contributory. States that burial is at Alpine Cemetery, date of burial Jan 23, 1928, undertaker Greiner (?). The Personal and Statistical particulars state Male, White, Married, wife Irene M. Kellan, date of birth April 25, 1854, Age 73 yrs., 8 months, 26 days. Occupation Moulder. Birthplace New York. Father William Holly, birthplace New York. Maiden name of Mother, Margaret McQueen, Birthplace Scotland. Signature of Informant, Mrs. John Pfeiffer, Jr., 490 East Ave., Sewaren, NJ.12
Burial21 January 1928He was buried on 21 January 1928 at Alpine Cemetery, Amboy Ave., Plot - Section L228, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. Plot owner John Pfieffer. Bill Schardt, Jr., went to the cemetery and spoke to the office. He could not find the stone. I called cemetery (HK, 2005) and verified date.
Oral History2005Bill Schardt, Jr. says that his grandfather liked to fish, and had a boat and fished on the Raritan River.
Last Edited21 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Greenwich, Fairfield, CT, Roll: M653-73, p. 11, Image 11 on ancestry.com.
  2. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S137] New Jersey State Archives, 225 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625, NJ State Archives Vital Records Collection, Births, Marriages and Deaths on Microfilm, http://www.njarchives.org/links/archives.html, Death Certificate NJ State Dept of Health. Hereinafter cited as NJ State Archives Vital Records Collection.
  4. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, p. 66.
  5. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Image 0023 ancestry.com, Roll T9-947, FHL Film 1254947, page 251A.
  6. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S139] , Census, Microfilmed, New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ.
  8. [S132] Verbal information from William Schardt Jr. (737 Holmdel Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733) to Holly Kilpatrick,2005
  9. [S80] 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, Image 28 of 74, ED 31, Ward 4.
  10. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Image 32 & 33 / 63, ED 42.
  11. [S97] Obituary, Port Chester Daily Item, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York, 20 April 1923, 20 April 1923
  12. [S137] New Jersey State Archives, 225 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625, NJ State Archives Vital Records Collection, http://www.njarchives.org/links/archives.html.

James McQueen

M, #920, b. 17 November 1792, d. after 1863

Parents

FatherDonald McQueen (b. about 1770)
MotherJanet McPhail (b. 1766)

Family 1: Elizabeth Mitchell (b. about 1798, d. between 1831 and 1836)

DaughterMargaret McQueen+ (b. 14 September 1818, d. 13 May 1886)
DaughterJanet McQueen (b. 27 March 1821)
SonDonald McQueen (b. 7 October 1823, d. 16 February 1884)
SonDavid McQueen+ (b. 8 August 1826, d. 17 September 1881)
SonJames McQueen (b. 16 May 1829)
SonWilliam McQueen (b. 10 March 1832)
DaughterElizabeth McQueen (b. 25 June 1833)

Family 2: Margaret Baxter (b. 1792)

Biography

Birth17 November 1792James McQueen was born on 17 November 1792 in Moy and Dalarossie, Inverness, Scotland.1,2
Baptism24 November 1792He was baptized on 24 November 1792 in Moy and Dalarossie, Inverness, Scotland. Macqueen James Lawful Son to Donald McQueen & Jannet Macphail Bellimore was born 17th & Bap. 24th November. James McPhail in Edinkilly and John Walkster [?] in Aldern witnesses.

See attached.2
Marriage7 June 1817He and Elizabeth Mitchell were married on 7 June 1817 in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland, OPR reads, "June 7th Then were contracted in order to marriage James Macqueen and Elizabeth Mitchell both in this parish.3
Residence1818As of 1818 James lived in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland, based on the birth of their daughter Margaret there.
Residence1821As of 1821 James lived in Burghead, Moray, Scotland, based on the birth of their daughter Jannet there in 1821. All their children after Margaret were born in Burghead, except for David, who was born in Elgin in 1826.

Burghead is a small town on the coast, northwest of Elgin, in the parish of Duffus, Morayshire.
Residence1826As of 1826 James lived in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, James is listed as "Carpenter in Elgin" on David's baptismal record in August of 1826.
Residence1829As of 1829 James lived in Burghead, Moray, Scotland, based on the birth of their children James (1829), William (1832) and Elizabeth (1833) in Burghead.

So it is likely that James worked as a carpenter for about 15 years in Burghead before his emigration to the United States. Perhaps he was a ship's carpenter, because the record of his second marriage lists him as a shipwright.

If he was a ship's carpenter, that may have been a connection between him and William Henry Holly, Margaret's future husband, who was also a ship's carpenter.

Burghead was an important Pictish fortress and port from as early as the AD300s. The headland projecting north west into the Moray Firth was heavily defended with ditches and ramparts on all sides. At the landward end of the headland there were three rows of these defenses, each 800 ft. long positioned in an arrowhead shape.

The seafaring Picts lived for up to 500 years. The evidence suggests that the fortifications were finally overrun and destroyed in the 800s, probably by the Danes. The Danes were in turn eventually expelled from this part of the country by the Scots in 1010.

In 1750, the Stephen family began to build ships in the small fishing village that had developed here. In 1793 most of the earthworks from the Pictish fortress still remained, believed at the time to be relics from an age of Viking pirates.

Everything changed in 1805. The village and surrounding land was bought by William Young of Inverugie, who laid out a much larger settlement on a regular, gridded street plan. From 1807 the harbour seen today was built by Thomas Telford, complete with surrounding three-story stone warehouses, three of which remain. A coastguard station and fish curing facilities were also built from 1807, and Burghead rapidly became an important herring fishing port.

The result was a thriving town, but in the process most of the Pictish fortifications were obliterated and only partial remains can be seen around the outer end of the headland. By 1834 Burghead was important enough to warrant a regular steamer service to Glasgow via the Caledonian Canal, calling at Cromarty en route. And it was also home to 40 fishing boats.

The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1835, for Duffus says: "This parish is distant about three miles (at the south border) from Elgin, the market, post, and county town, with which it enjoys easy communication by means of a turnpike road at its west, and a good commutation road at its east end. Duffus, Hopeman, Burghead, and Port-Cumming are the principle villages in the parish of Duffus. The principal land-owners in the parish are, Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield, Baronet, and his eldest son Archibald Dunbar, Esq. to which family half the parish belongs; Sir William Gordon Cumming of Altyre and Gordonstown, Bart.; Charles L. Cumming Bruce, Esq. of Roseisle and Kinnaird; William Stuart, Esq. of Inverugie; Thomas Brander, Esq. of Roseislehaugh; and William Young Esq. of Burghead.

The whole resident population of the parish of Duffus in the year 1662, inferred from the average number of baptisms in that and the two succeeding years, as compared with those of 1831, was 1482 souls; and they appear to have resided chiefly in the four villages of Burghead, Roseisle, Kaim, and Kirktown, and in the hamlets of College, Buthill, Starwood, Inskiel, and Unthank. The population in 1801 was 1389, in 1811, 1623, and in 1821, the count was 1950. There are three kinds of fishing carried on in this parish, viz, the salmon, herring, and the white fisheries. Shell-fish are not abundant, but the supply of all the ordinary varieties of white fish is plentiful and excellent. About eighty boats are generally congregated in autumn for the herring, and ten boats employed during the year at the white fishing. The parish church, (of which Sir A. Dunbar of Northfield is patron,) is very inconveniently situated at the eastern extremity of the parish; which evil, however, is less felt, since the erection of a chapel of ease at Burghead. There is a chapel of ease to the Established church situated at Burghead, the clergyman of which is paid partly by the seat rents, and partly by the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge and the Committee for managing the Royal Bounty. There is a Secession meeting-house in the village of Burghead, but not always open, from the scantiness and poverty of the congregation. An Episcopalian chapel, near Kaim, is attended by a very limited by respectable congregation. Fully three-fourths of the population however attend the Established Church; and twelve families are Episcoplians. The number of communicants at the parish church is about 400." From “New Statistical Account of Scotland”, 1835
Death of Spouseabout 1835About 1835, James suffered the loss of his spouse. It is assumed that Elizabeth died at some point after the birth of her last child Elizabeth in June of 1833, and before James emigrated in 1836.

A burial record has not been found. Births and marriages were carefully recorded in the parish records, but deaths, not being a sacrament, were seldom recorded.
Witness19 March 1836He was a witness. "Notice to Passengers for New York: The fine first-class coppered Ship, CLIO, 388 Tons per Register, Capt. Young, has commenced loading at Alloa, will be in Leith about the 29th inst. and sail positively on Monday the 4th April.
Artizans and others wishing to avail themselves of the present great demand for their labour, in consequence of the late disasterous fire at New York, will find this a desirable conveyance, the Clio being well known as a first-rate sailer -- 7 feet high between decks, and Captain Young long experienced in the trade. A number of berths being already engaged, early application is nedessary, to Will. Allan and Son, Brokers. Leith, 16th March, 1836."4
Witness9 April 1836He was a witness. "Leith Shipping: CLEARED OUT: April 6. Clio, Young, Newcastle, goods."

It seems odd that this would not say New York, I wonder if it was a mistake, or did they actually go to Newcastle and then Cromarty.

Since Newcastle is 80 miles south of Edinburgh, it seems that the route to New York would logically continue south and through the Channel. However I have not been able to find information so far as to the normal shipping routes.

There is another reference to the Leith Commercial Lists, which I have not seen directly, summarized as "from Leith, with 41 passengers, to New York 6 Apr 1836." If 41 boarded at Leith, then over 30 more passengers boarded at Cromarty.5
Witness16 March 1836He was a witness. "FOR NEW YORK:
The fine First Class Coppered Ship CLIO.
388 Tons Register, Captain YOUNG,
is appointed to sail from LEITH, on the 25th inst. calling at CROMARTY; from whence she will be dispatched positively between the 5th and 10th April, direct for NEW YORK.
Artizans and others wishing to avail themselves of the present great demand for their labour, in consequence of the late disastrous fire at New York, will find this a desirable conveyance, the CLIO being well known as a first-rate sailer, 7 feet high between Decks, and Captain Young long experienced in the trade.
FOR Quebec: A First Class Ship is intended to be dispatched from Cromarty or Invergordon about 1st May; also for Pictou and Quebec, between the 1st and 10th June.
The above Ships will be fitted out with the same attention to comfort, and punctuality of sailing, as has hitherto distinguished the Subscribers in the trade.
Berths may be secured on application to
Messrs. Johnston and Son, Elgin. Wm. Laing, Forres. Alexr. Fraser, Nairn. Messrs. Will. Watson, Cromarty; and D. McDonald, Inverness.
Willm Allan and Son
Leith, March 14, 1836."6
Marriage12 April 1836He and Margaret Baxter were married on 12 April 1836 in Duffus, Moray, Scotland, "McQueen & Baxter: James McQueen sp.wright, in Burgh-head & Margaret Baxter, Spinster, in Rosiles, were married on banns, 12th April 1836."

This marriage took place 3 days before boarding the ship for New York. This compiler believes that "married on banns" means that the obligatory 3 readings of the banns took place on the day of marriage. This could be done for a fee, called the "caution" (pronounced kay-shun).

The timing of this marriage raises tantalizing questions of the personal aspects of this marriage, so few days before leaving Scotland forever. We don't know how long James had been a widow. We can only wonder what 18-year-old Margaret McQueen may have felt about her new step-mother. What had happened to the other children, who did not join the newly married couple on the voyage?7
Immigration15 April 1836He immigrated on 15 April 1836 to New York on the Barque Clio, which left Leith on April 6, 1836, and picked up additional passengers in Cromarty and departed Cromarty for New York on 15 April 1836, and arrived in New York on 11 Jun 1836.

The passenger list shows
James, age 43, carpenter
Margaret, 40, wife
Margaret, 18, spinster
David, 7
James, 5

The Marine List of 10 Jun 1836 Evening Post, New York, lists the Clio arriving "This Forenoon":
"Br barque Clio, Young, 44 ds fm Louth, with mdze to Boorman & Johnson -- 55 passengers."
Witness22 April 1836He was a witness. "The ship Clio, Captain Young, sailed from Cromarty for New York on Friday evening last, having on board 74 passengers, as well as a valuable cargo of merchandize; and, on intending pessengers account, we are glad to learn she is to be succeeded by other equally fine ships fitted out by Mr. Allan, to sail next month for Pictou and Quebec. Emigrants are perhaps not generally aware that there is now a new Act of Parliament, passed in August last, for the better regulation of passenger ships, which must add greatly to their safety and comfort; the chief difference in their favour is a reduction of one fourth on the number allowed to be carried in each ship, and, if above 100, a Surgeon must be provided for the voyage. Passengers can also demand from the parties with whom they may engage, one shilling each for every day the ship is detained beyond the appointed time of sailing; and last, though not least, the Collector and Comptroller of Customs have it in their power to detain any ship which, on the report of competent judges, may be deemed unfit for the voyage."

22 Apr 1836 was a Friday, so the previous Friday departure would have been 15 Apr 1836.

This states that the Clio departed on April 15, 1836.  Of course, this does not prove that the James and Margaret aboard the Clio were the couple married in Burghead on 12 April, nor does it link them to our Margaret with any certainty, but it proves that the puzzle solution we are proposing COULD have happened.  So far it is not contradicted by any inconvenient realities that would make it impossible.
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 at Ward 15 in New York City, New York County, New York. James is listed as: This James McQueen does not appear in 1830. This may be some totally unrelated James McQueen, but I am entering it in order to keep my research organized.
1 boy under 5,
2 males 20-29,
1 male 30-39,
one girl under 5,
one female 20-29,
one female 40-49.

This does not match with the family that we conjecture may have come in 1836, because the ship passenger list shows David and James, who were born in 1826 and 1829, and shows James, Sr. as 40 and Margaret as 43. James, born in 1792, was 48 at this time.8
Census30 July 1850He appeared in the census 30 July 1850 at Ward 9 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. James is listed as: This census record is entered just in case it turns out to be relevant, but this may be an unrelated James. He is shown as age 60, Cartman, b. Scotland, with Margaret McQueen, age 52, b. Scotland.9
Census7 October 1855He appeared in the census 7 October 1855 at 9th Ward in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. James is listed as: Listed as age 63, born in Scotland, 20 years residence in city, Carpenter, Alien (as opposed to the other listings of Native or Naturalized), with wife Margaret, age 58, born in Scotland, Alien.10
Directory1856As of 1856 James was listed in the Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, directory at Bedford Ave near Atlantic Ave. carpenter11
Directory1857As of 1857 James was listed in the Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, directory at Atlantic near Clove Rd. carpenter12
Directory1858As of 1858 James was listed in the Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, directory at Railroad Ave near Nostrand Ave. carpenter13
Census10 July 1860He appeared in the census 10 July 1860 at Ward 9 District 2 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. James is listed as: James McQuin, age 68, b. Scotland, with Margaret, age 61, also b. Scotland. Living between a blacksmith from Ireland and a grocer from Ireland.14
Directory1862As of 1862 James was listed in the Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, directory at Schuyler near Clove Rd. carpenter15
Note1863In 1863:. City Directories from 1863 through 1871 were checked and James is not listed. From 1863 through 1866, there are listings for Margaret McQueen, widow, which are detailed under Margaret's information, although they may not be the correct Margaret.16
Deathafter 1863He died after 1863. At one point I thought that the Green-wood Cemetery burial of 27 Mar 1874 may have been our James, but on requesting the paperwork in 2014, found that it was another family. He was from Pittston, PA, born in Scotland but not until 1846. So at this point, I have not found any information about our James' death.
Last Edited15 December 2018

Citations

  1. [S117] entry; Passenger Lists; in Micropublication M237, Rolls 95-580. (National Archives, Washington, DC: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897, reproduced by MyFamily.com as "New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891".)
  2. [S101] , Scotland Old Parish Records, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, made available on microfilm by LDS Family History Library: Found on FamilySearch.org, Batch Number C11105-2, Source Film Number 990713.. Hereinafter cited as Scotland Old Parish Records.
  3. [S101] , Scotland Old Parish Records: Parish registers, 1642-1854, Parish Church of Ardclach, Nairn. FHL British Film 102018.
  4. [S223] , The Scotsman Digital Archives, 1817 - 1950, Edinburgh, Scotland, http://archive.scotsman.com/, 19 March 1836, page 1., 19 March 1836, page 1.
  5. [S223] The Scotsman, 9 April 1836, p. 4., 9 April 1836, p. 4.
  6. [S236] , Aberdeen Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland
  7. [S101] , Scotland Old Parish Records: Duffus Parish, Marriages, p. 30.
  8. [S87] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  9. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  10. [S563] , Census, Microfilmed, Ancestry.com census records.
  11. [S562] Brooklyn City Directory, Smith, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection Online (Rm. 6, Montague Bldg, Court St., Brooklyn, New York: William H. Smith, http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/brooklyn-collection/digitized-brooklyn-city-directories), 1856, p. 222. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn City Directory, Smith.
  12. [S562] Brooklyn City Directory, Smith, 1857, p. 213.
  13. [S561] Brooklyn City Directory, J.P. Lain, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection Online (Halsey Bldg, 355 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York: J. Lain and Company, http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/brooklyn-collection/digitized-brooklyn-city-directories), 1858, p. 250. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn City Directory, J.P. Lain.
  14. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  15. [S561] Brooklyn City Directory, J.P. Lain, 1862, p. 295.
  16. [S561] Brooklyn City Directory, J.P. Lain, 1863 through 1871.

Elizabeth Mitchell

F, #921, b. about 1798, d. between 1831 and 1836

Parents

FatherDavid Mitchell (b. 1771)
MotherMargaret Cumming (b. about 15 July 1764, d. 24 December 1831)

Family: James McQueen (b. 17 November 1792, d. after 1863)

DaughterMargaret McQueen+ (b. 14 September 1818, d. 13 May 1886)
DaughterJanet McQueen (b. 27 March 1821)
SonDonald McQueen (b. 7 October 1823, d. 16 February 1884)
SonDavid McQueen+ (b. 8 August 1826, d. 17 September 1881)
SonJames McQueen (b. 16 May 1829)
SonWilliam McQueen (b. 10 March 1832)
DaughterElizabeth McQueen (b. 25 June 1833)

Biography

Birthabout 1798Elizabeth Mitchell was born about 1798 in Scotland. The parish records do not show an Eliza born to David and Margaret. This is speculation on my part, based on the names on the sampler, and other factors. The first two children, George and Janet, were born in Edinkillie, and the last three boys in Ardclach. Possibly they were in the process of moving at the time Elizabeth was born, and therefore did not register her birth.
Marriage7 June 1817James McQueen and she were married on 7 June 1817 in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland, OPR reads, "June 7th Then were contracted in order to marriage James Macqueen and Elizabeth Mitchell both in this parish.1
Deathbetween 1831 and 1836She died between 1831 and 1836 in Scotland This is conjecture based on the appearance of Elizabeth at the birth of her son David in Elgin in 1826, and the passenger list of James, David, James aged 5, and Margaret in 1836.
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S101] , Scotland Old Parish Records, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, made available on microfilm by LDS Family History Library: Parish registers, 1642-1854, Parish Church of Ardclach, Nairn. FHL British Film 102018.. Hereinafter cited as Scotland Old Parish Records.

David Mitchell

M, #922, b. 1771

Family: Margaret Cumming (b. about 15 July 1764, d. 24 December 1831)

SonGeorge Mitchell (b. 1 April 1795, d. before October 1802)
DaughterJanet Mitchell (b. 25 April 1797)
DaughterElizabeth Mitchell+ (b. about 1798, d. between 1831 and 1836)
SonJames Mitchell (b. 17 September 1800)
SonGeorge Mitchell (b. 23 October 1802)
SonDavid Mitchell+ (b. 6 November 1805, d. 1 August 1862)

Biography

Research NoteIf they followed the naming convention, we would expect David's parents to be named George Mitchell and Elizabeth, and we would expect Margaret's parents to be named Janet and James Cumming
Birth1771David Mitchell was born in 1771 in Scotland. 1841 Census states born outside Nairn County.1
Marriage25 January 1793He and Margaret Cumming were married on 25 January 1793 in EdinKillie, Moray, Scotland,2
Church Affiliation1800As of 1800, David was affiliated with Ardclach Church, in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland. as reflected in the parish records. According to Stuart Farrell's 1997 survey of the church memorials, "the church at Ardclach is situated at the foot of a glade next to the River Findhorn. It has served as the parish church for over 200 years. Inhumations have taken place here from its earliert beginnings and continue to the present day.

The First Statistical Account records that Ardclach comes from the gaelic meaning 'stony high ground'. In 1618 the parish was united with the nearby parish of Edenkillie (now in Moray) and was registered in its own right by the Kirk Session upon the 8th October 1648.

The present church at Ardclach was built in 1765 (by Andrew McAndrew) replacing an earlier church of 1626. Reconstructed in 1839 at a cost of £500 (by George Dunbar and John Wilson) and renovated in 1892 (by Alexander Reid). The church of 1830 had seating for 686. The furnishings of the church have been transferred to the present parish church, which was formerly Ardclach Free Church. At present [i.e, 1997] the church is disused and its future uncertain. The church is T-shaped in plan, built of yellow sandstone rubble with a slate roof."3
Census1841He appeared in the census 1841 at Fornighty in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland. David is listed as: age 70, Blacksmith, head of household with David, 30 (which in 1841 was rounded down to nearest 5 years if between 15 and 65), Blacksmith, Jane 30, Janet 8, Jane 6, William 5, David 2, Mary 6 months, Margaret McGillevray, 15 F.S. (Female Servant), Isabella McGillevray, 12, F.S., all born in Nairn County except David Sr. See photos of Fornighty area with David's Church Affiliation entry.1
Last Edited31 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S102] , Census Microfilmed, Microfile of original records in the New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland, Film made available by LDS Family History Library., SCT 1841/120, Ardclach-Nairn, ED 2, Folio 2, Page 8, Adress Fornighty.
  2. [S99] Scotland Old Parish Records in International Genealogical Index, Church of the Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (.)
  3. [S305] Ardclach Churchyard, A Survey of Its Memorials NH 954/450, Compiler: Stuart Farrell, October 1997, http://her.highland.gov.uk/hbsmrgatewayhighland/DataFiles/LibraryLinkFiles/9344.pdf: page 3.. Hereinafter cited as Ardclach Churchyard, A Survey of Its Memorials.

Margaret Cumming

F, #923, b. about 15 July 1764, d. 24 December 1831

Family: David Mitchell (b. 1771)

SonGeorge Mitchell (b. 1 April 1795, d. before October 1802)
DaughterJanet Mitchell (b. 25 April 1797)
DaughterElizabeth Mitchell+ (b. about 1798, d. between 1831 and 1836)
SonJames Mitchell (b. 17 September 1800)
SonGeorge Mitchell (b. 23 October 1802)
SonDavid Mitchell+ (b. 6 November 1805, d. 1 August 1862)

Biography

Birthabout 15 July 1764Margaret Cumming was born about 15 July 1764 in EdinKillie, Moray, Scotland. Estimated birthdate
Baptism30 July 1764She was baptized on 30 July 1764 in EdinKillie, Moray, Scotland.1
Research NoteParents. On FamilySearch, in the Scotland Births and Baptisms database, there are 2 Margaret Cumming's born in 1764:
9 Jan 1764, Kinloss, Moray, David Cumming and Margaret Munro
30 Jul 1764, Edinkillie, Moray, Alex'r Cumming

Kinloss is between Burghead and Forres.
Edinkillie is where David and Margaret were married and lived for the first years of their marriage.

The naming convention suggests that the 2nd son was usually named for the mother's father. But I have not found a son Alexander. The second son appears to be James. They did name a son David.
Marriage25 January 1793David Mitchell and she were married on 25 January 1793 in EdinKillie, Moray, Scotland,2
Witness1800As of 1800, Margaret Cumming was mentioned in the church affiliation record of David Mitchell, in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland. See record of David Mitchell for further details. as reflected in the parish records. According to Stuart Farrell's 1997 survey of the church memorials, "the church at Ardclach is situated at the foot of a glade next to the River Findhorn. It has served as the parish church for over 200 years. Inhumations have taken place here from its earliert beginnings and continue to the present day.

The First Statistical Account records that Ardclach comes from the gaelic meaning 'stony high ground'. In 1618 the parish was united with the nearby parish of Edenkillie (now in Moray) and was registered in its own right by the Kirk Session upon the 8th October 1648.

The present church at Ardclach was built in 1765 (by Andrew McAndrew) replacing an earlier church of 1626. Reconstructed in 1839 at a cost of £500 (by George Dunbar and John Wilson) and renovated in 1892 (by Alexander Reid). The church of 1830 had seating for 686. The furnishings of the church have been transferred to the present parish church, which was formerly Ardclach Free Church. At present [i.e, 1997] the church is disused and its future uncertain. The church is T-shaped in plan, built of yellow sandstone rubble with a slate roof."3
Death24 December 1831She died on 24 December 1831 in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland,4
BurialShe was buried at Ardclach Churchyard in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland. Inscription: Erected by David Mitchell bksmith in memory of his spouse Margaret Cumming who departed this life on the 24th Decr 1831 67 years.4
Last Edited25 March 2018

Citations

  1. [S825] Scotland, Old Parish Records, Edinkillie, Morayshire; familysearch.org
  2. [S99] Scotland Old Parish Records in International Genealogical Index, Church of the Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (.)
  3. [S305] Ardclach Churchyard, A Survey of Its Memorials NH 954/450, Compiler: Stuart Farrell, October 1997, http://her.highland.gov.uk/hbsmrgatewayhighland/DataFiles/LibraryLinkFiles/9344.pdf: page 3.. Hereinafter cited as Ardclach Churchyard, A Survey of Its Memorials.
  4. [S305] Ardclach Churchyard, A Survey of Its Memorials, October 1997, http://her.highland.gov.uk/hbsmrgatewayhighland/DataFiles/LibraryLinkFiles/9344.pdf: page 23, memorial 220.

George Mitchell

M, #924, b. 1 April 1795, d. before October 1802

Parents

FatherDavid Mitchell (b. 1771)
MotherMargaret Cumming (b. about 15 July 1764, d. 24 December 1831)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1 April 1795George Mitchell was born on 1 April 1795 in EdinKillie, Moray, Scotland.1
Deathbefore October 1802He died before October 1802 Because David and Margaret named another son George in Oct, 1802.
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S99] Scotland Old Parish Records in International Genealogical Index, Church of the Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (.)

Janet Mitchell

F, #925, b. 25 April 1797

Parents

FatherDavid Mitchell (b. 1771)
MotherMargaret Cumming (b. about 15 July 1764, d. 24 December 1831)

Biography

Birth25 April 1797Janet Mitchell was born on 25 April 1797 in EdinKillie, Moray, Scotland.1
Last Edited14 December 2018

Citations

  1. [S99] Scotland Old Parish Records in International Genealogical Index, Church of the Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (.)