Putnam/ Dougherty family genealogy

I’m finally catching up. This is the 6th month and I am on the 6th family line.
The Fletcher line comes on the scene when Mary Ann Fletcher married Joseph Putnam, 28th of May in 1848. Mary Ann

Mary Ann Fletcher

was the eldest child of Benjamin F. Fletcher and Mary Ann Brown of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Benjamin was a carpenter and  while being born in Westford Mass. he lived in Cambridge from at least 1830 up through 1870. Benjamin’s daughter had been living in Clements California since 1859. Benjamin and Mary Ann moved west some time after 1870 and before Mary Ann’s death in 1877.

So my question is why did Benjamin and Mary Ann (Brown) Fletcher move out to California after Benjamin was over 70 years old?

Looking to what was happening with the family in Cambridge Massachusetts may give us the answer. Benjamin and Mary Ann had 4 children. Mary A. was the oldest born in Cambridge 14 Feb. 1830.

Benjamin F. Fletcher Jr. was born in 1833 in Cambridge.

 

  • 1840 US census he would be the 10-15 year old male in his fathers household
  • 1850 US census he is 17 years old working as a clerk and living at home.
  • 1855 Mass state census he is 22 living at home an working as a carpenter. Is father is also listed as a carpenter.
  • 1856 Cambridge City Directory lists Benjamin F. Fletcher Jr  at  99 Norfolk (his parents address)and listed as a carpenter.
  • 1859 Cambridge City Directory list Benjamin F. Fletcher Jr brds (boards) at  99 Norfolk (his parents address)and listed as a carpenter.
  • 1860 not found in the US Census for Cambridge. There is a B.F. Fletcher in Amador County California listed as a Miner from Mass and 27 years of age. Could be him.
  • 1864 Benjamin marries Sarah F. Thurston basically the girl next door. They marry in Cambridge.
  • 1865 Mass State census does not list a Benjamin and Sarah Fletcher. But the 1865 Cambridge City Directory list Benjamin F. Fletcher Jr  h. Norfolk (his parents are at 99 Norfolk in the same directry)and listed as a baker n. Broadway.
  • 22 Nov. 1865 son Charles Fletcher is born in Cambridge.
  • 1866 Cambridge City Directory list Benjamin F. Fletcher Jr b. baker at  83 Norfolk (his parents address is still 99 Norfolk), near Broadway.
  • 1870 US census finds Benjamin Fletcher 34 as a resident at McLean Asylum Somerville Massachusetts.
  • 1870 Cambridge City Directory list Benjamin F. Fletcher Jr (Thurston, Hall and Co,) baker, 46, 48, & 50 Elm, h. 83 Norfolk (his parents address is listed above as 99 Norfolk).
  • 12 June 1872 Benjamin Fletcher dies at the age of 39 years and 5 mos. cause of death Brain disease, occupation is listed as a baker, parents listed as Benjamin F. and Mary Ann.

We can see from the 188o US Census that Benjamin’s Father-inlaw (Daniel H. Thurston) is the Thurston in the Thurston, Hall and Co. Bakery and doing quite well. Benjamin’s wife Sarah is living at home and listed as a widow. She never remarries and is found in the 1890 US census living with a younger sister and her family.

So what happened to Benjamin? What happened to him from 1860 – 1864? Was he in the Civil War? What exactly was a Brain Disease? was it PTSD?

The second and third sons of Benjamin F, and Mary Ann (Brown) Fletcher were William Alfred Fletcher and then James or Joseph Fletcher.

Maybe we can figure this out together. Come on back next week as I continue to discover why a 70+ man from Cambridge Massachusetts would move out to California about 1871.

The Ferguson Line #5

Oops, I’m still behind. May was to have been my maternal Ferguson line. It is halfway thru June and I have done absolutely nothing on the Ferguson binder. I think I am caught up with work and do not have to do anymore traveling, so hopefully I can get back on track.
The Ferguson line first appears when Margaret Helen Ferguson married John Lyle Dougherty (10 Feb. 1868)¹, making her, my great grandmother on my mother’s side.

Margaret Helen Ferguson

Margaret Helen’s father, Joseph, had immigrated from Ireland. Shortly after arriving (1848)² he married Mary Agnes Hall (1849)³ .
Joseph was the son of David Ferguson supposedly a Dublin physician. It has been very frustrating not being able to “jump the pond” when I have so much information on Joseph in this country. At various times prior to the Civil war, Joseph and his wife Mary Agnes had what I presumed were family members living with them who had recently immigrated from Ireland. First Ellen Ferguson (in the 1850 US Census for Forestburg N.Y.) and then a David Ferguson (in the 1855 NY state census for Forestburg N.Y.) Joseph and Mary Agnes also had a son David William who could have been named for the grandfather or the uncle. In that 1855 census the both Joseph and David have been residents of the town for 7 years. They therefore may have come over on the same ship, I have tried looking for a Joseph, traveling with a David and also threw in Ellen. Nothing yet. You would think with the Fergusons being from Ireland instead of Scotland they would be easier to find.

Joseph and Mary Agnes had two daughters and three sons. Margaret Helen, Maryetta, David W., Charles T., and Edwin H.

Maryetta was married  and was a private nurse. I have her married name but have not discovered who her husband was or where she was from 1866- 1900. She then appears in the 1900 US federal census as a widow living with her mother in Manhattan, NY. She apparently had no children and died in 1922 at 69 years of age.

I found where their son David was married in New York to Mary Coleman in 1892, but then I lost track of him.

Joseph’s son, Charles was a mailman in Leavenworth Kansas. He and his wife Rose appear to have had 10 children. Charles died in San Antonio on Christmas day 1934 at 75 years.

Their son Edwin operated a family hotel at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 125th Street in New York City.

The Corner Seventh Ave. & 125 th St NYC
Google Earth

It does not appear to be there anymore. The other two corners have more recent buildings.

My “to do” list includes filling in the gaps for Maryetta and David W. and to continue searching for Joseph’s arrival in America and determining who his parents were. If any Fergusons out there are further along in the quest of locating the parents in Ireland I would love to hear from you. Or even if you are still looking let me know by leaving a comment here. I love hearing from you.

Now on to the Fletcher Family Line.

 


¹Copy of original Marriage certificate.

² Transcript “New York Historic Homes and Family History”, vol. 4 pg.221, Pelletreau, William S. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York. Vol. I-IV. New York, USA: Lewis Publishing, 1907. Ancestry.com

³ 1850 US Federal Census, Forestburgh, Sullivan County, New York, Roll: M432_603; Page: 179B; Image: 366. Ancestry.com

 

Well, here it is the middle of May and I have fallen behind. Each month I am taking one family line and reviewing what information I have, clean up the binder for that line, and determine what research questions I need to pursue. April was to be the month I devoted to my mother’s family line. That’s the Irish Dougherty line. Unfortunately while this is one of my primary lines, I was traveling a great deal of April and did not get anything accomplished.

Through this process of review in March, I was able to piece together information that shed light on the Clough line that had been overlooked previously. My sister and I each work on our family genealogy. She does the paternal lines and I do the maternal lines. We share our research but we had not previously spent much time really checking each other’s findings, but a second pair of eyes and some times a different style of research will see things differently. That was certainly true in that instance.

The 1850 US census is the first to list every member by name in each house on the day of the census. Unfortunately they do not list their relationship, that came in later census. They did generally try to follow some order. The first name in each household would be the “head” of the household , usually followed by the wife, the children, and the servants and/or boarders listed last. In 1850 the number of family members that live in close proximity to each other was a surprise to me but I quickly have learned to look at not only the people listed on the same page as my ancestor, but also the page immediately before and after.  Sometimes when I have had trouble locating a family member I have looked at the entire township. Of course that comes from having started doing family history back in the day when I would order microfilm at the local family history library and deligently look at the entire film, they were not indexed. The discoveries were more sweet and if you stopped when you found what you were looking for you might need to go back to that same film when you moved on to another family member.

Now the 1850 US census for the William Dougherty family in Pennsylvania, Pike county, Lackawaxen township lists: (name, age, male/female, …)

Wm. L. Dougherty, 36, M,

Jane “, 28, F,

John “, 6, M,

Clark “, 4, M,

William “, 2, M,

So who were these people?  This appears pretty straight forward. Father, mother and children. This is on page 46 . Now go back two pages(page 44) and you will find Jane’s father. (name, age, male/female, color, occupation, property value, place of birth.

John Westfall, 55, M, -, farmer, -, N.J.

William “, 31, M, -, farmer, 1500, “.

Soloman “, 28, M,-, farmer, -, Pa

Gabriel “, 22, M,-, student, -, ”

Maria “, 21, F, -, -, “

John “, 17, M, -, farmer, -, ”

Mary B. “, 14, F, -,-,-, ”

Amelia A. “, 24, F, -,-,-, ”

Franklin “, 10/12, M, -,-,-, ”

Joseph Petton, 18, M, -, laborer, -, ”

Hester Allwood, 17, F, -,-,-, N.Y.

Briton Falley, 26, M, -, laborer, -, Ireland

Martin Lawless, 32, M,-, “, -, ”

John Martin, 36,M,-, “, -, ”

Michael Quime, 34, M,-, “, -, ”

Steph Hine, 30, M,-, “, -, ”

James Rock, 20, M,-, “, -, ”

John Calley, 20, M,-, “, -, ”

Michael Lafters, 22, M,-, “, -, ”

John Neal, 23, M,-, “, -, ”

James Conner, 25, M,-, “, -, ”

James Gray, 26, M,-, “, -, ”

(continuing on the next page)

Roger Conner, 24, M,-, laborer, -,Ireland

Edward Bema, 26, M,-, “, -, “

So now it becomes more difficult to asertain how they fit together in this household. We recognize that John’s wife, Jane’s mother is not present, presumed died previous to this census and this was confirmed by later research. William is John’s son and Jane’s brother, as are Soloman, and Gabriel. Now the women are harder to determine if they are daughter’s or daughter-in-laws to John. Maria was a mystery for some time. She is yet to be verified but at this point, I believe, she was a daughter. Then John was a son and Mary B. is only 14 so it was assumed she was a daughter. Now Amelia turns out to be William’s wife and Franklin is William and Amelia’s son. This information was proven by later census. Next are John Petton and Hestor Allwood, one listed as a Laborer but Hestor has no profession so who is she, boarder, servant, relative? Then comes a whole slew of Irish laborer’s. Do they work for John, or merely board there. Hard to tell. Does anyone know? Maybe they are field hands working for John and his boys. Maybe that is how Jane met her Irish husband.

So now it is May and I am supposed to be working on the other Irish line, the Ferguson’s. So lets see if I can get anything accomplished on the Ferguson line this month.

If you need more on the Dougherty line check out earlier posts under Categories at the top right hand side of this post, and scroll down to “Dougherty Ancestors”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at this picture and you’ll understand my mother referring to her husbands family as “hillbillies”.

courtesy of Diane Knight

The Clough Family was in California prior to the 1860 United States Census. Thy had migrated to California from upstate New York via Illinois, where many members stayed. But our branch of the tree continued west to Amador, Placer,and Nevada counties in California and later south to Tulare county.

So last time on this blog, I wrote about the  most recent generation of Cloughs that included my Great grandmother Ida May Clough. Her father was Orson Clough. I list 4 siblings for Orson: Benjamin Jr., Lydia, Mary Ann, and another brother.

Benjamin Jr. was born in 1810 in New York, married Lucinda prior to the 1850 US Census. Benjamin and Lucinda had one daughter named for her mother. While in the 1860 US Census Benjamin and Lucinda are found in DuPage, Illinois with two children in their household, they are both listed as 9 years of age. In the 1850 US Census Benjamin and Lucinda (found in Hamburg Erie county New York) only have one child Lucinda E. who is 10 months. About 1856 the entire extended family moved to Illinois.  Also the 1870 US Census shows Lucinda E as the only other Clough in the household with Benjamin (Jr.) and Lucinda. While the age could be incorrectly recorded in the 1860 census, looking at the 1855 NY State census we can find a W. Clough (4 years old) living with B.J. (Sr.)  and L. Clough and listed as gchild. While this does not prove who his parents are we later find William Clough born in 1851 son of Orson and Julia (Marsh) Clough in the 1910 US Census for Tulare county California, living with Ira Blossom (head of household) and his mother Julia(now married to Ira Blossom) where William is listed as stepson to head of household (Ira). Benjamin Jr. died 21 January 1889 in Illinois.

Lydia Clough born 1814 in N.Y. married Joseph McCain. They have two sons Byron born in 1849 in Illinois and Hyrum born in 1856. The year the rest of Lydia’s family moved out to Illinois. Lydia died 31 May 1888.

Next comes Mary Ann Clough born 1816 in New York. This sister to Orson I have not yet proved. Prior to the 1850 US Census only head of household was named and the other members in the house were mere tick marks on a spreadsheet, listed by age groups. So in Benjamin Clough’s household in  the 1820 and 1830 there are appropriate tick marks that could be Mary Ann. Some time prior to 1840 Mary Ann marries Ira Isham and moves to Dane county Wisconsin where she and Ira raise 7 children. Mary Ann is listed in a lineage book as:

…Granddaughter of Ira Isham and Mary Ann Clough, his wife, Gr- granddaughter of Johnson Clough and Lydia Amsdell, his wife, Gr-gr-granddaughter of Abner Amsdell and Susan Sirkin, his wife. Abner Amsdell (1757-1851) enlisted, 1777, under Capt. Daniel Shay, Col. Rufus Putnam. He was at the battle of Bemus Heights. In 1780 he was allowed a pension in Erie county, N. Y., as private, Massachusetts militia. He was born in Deerfield, Mass.: died in Hamburg, N.Y.¹

Mary Ann (Clough) Isham died 1896 in Dane County Wisconsin.

1850 US Census Erie New York

The last sibling for Orson is unknown at this time. In the 1850 US Census for Hamburg in Erie County New York the listing in the Benjamin Clough (Sr.) household shows:

Benjamin (65), Lydia (63), Orson (22), Heritte M. (31), Mariah A. (3), Laura (1), Abner Amsdale (90), and Julia Marsh (18)

While Heritte could be Orson’s wife, I discount that because, while looking at that listing of marriage records that my sister found for Orson and Julia Marsh.

Clough, …….

Henrietta M. and Charles C. Marsh June 27, 1836

……

Mary and Iser Isham Jan. 22, 1836

Orson and Julia Marsh Oct. 29 1851

…..

This is what I think in the 1850 Hamburg census that is Henrietta listed below Orson, his sister not sister in law. Possibly Charles has died, Henrietta has gone home to her parents household and has brought her sister-in law (Julia Marsh) with her to take care of the two young children.

The Mary Clough listed above could be the other sister of Orson who moved to Wisconsin, and who showed her parents as Johnson Clough and Lydia Amsdell. This does not prove her parents but does prove she is a Clough

This opens some doors for further research.What do you think?

My sister is still sorting this Family line out and I have just added to her job. At this point I will close the book on the Clough Family. Next time it will be the daunting Dougherty Line.

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This is March and month three in my 12 Months- 12 Family Lines. So this month I will be working on my Clough Family line.

(click on image to enlarge)

The Clough’s became apart of my family when my great grandfather Joseph Fletcher Putnam married Ida May Clough. My sister has done this paternal line research but I still have a binder that needs to be reviewed. So I may need to call on her with any questions that I have. We have both written in this blog, how the Clough research has been a challenge, my sister has been quite diligent in pursuing this line. Ida May’s father Orson was the son of Benjamin and Lydia (Amsdale) Clough who are found in the 1850 census in Hamburg, Erie County, New York. Determining who Benjamin’s father was has been a daunting task. One that we have not nailed down.

Ida May had a brother William O. Clough and a sister Evelyn Clough, plus four half sisters, Hilda, Libby, Amy and Grace, a step brother William Herbert, and step sisters Kate and Nelly Herbert from her father, Orson Clough’s second marriage to Sarah J. Herbert. Ida May’s mother (Julia Marsh) also remarried (Ira Blossom) and they had three girls: Emma, Anna, and Lottie Blossom and one boy, Charles Blossom. All these divorces and remarriages occurred in the second half of the 1800’s in California. You would have thought it wouldn’t be until a more current time that we get this kind of blended family. Does this pattern run in families? If we could get back further would we see these patterns repeated? Or is this pattern occurring due to the nature of the time and rural area?

I had not originally  included any information on Ida’s half siblings but when looking for more information on Orson and Julia, following the half siblings may shed some light.

I have done a story on Uncle Billy Clough (born 23 Nov. 1851) who was believed to have died in 1920 when he failed to return to Three Rivers from the Mineral King area below Mt. Whitney, CA, where he spent summers working a mining claim and doing odd jobs for the power company, It was his job to close the dam gates before leaving for the winter. In the fall of 1920 the gates didn’t get closed and Billy was never found. Several years later remains were found on the Franklin Lake trail and it was presumed that he had been attacked by a cougar on the way to close the gate.

Evelyn Clough (click on image to enlarge)

Now Ida May’s sister Evelyn Clough appears to have also been a very interesting woman. Evelyn was born October 1860 in California soon after her mother married Ira Blossom. Evelyn was also known as Eva and after 4 known marriages, Evelyn was found as Eva Clough in the 1920 and 1930 Census and was listed in her step-fathers 1924 obituary as Eva Clough. Evelyn first married G. W. Cahoon who was 22 years older then Evelyn and a Dairyman in the Three Rivers area. Their first child David was born about 1879.

1880 US census

George was born January of 1880 and Cahoon in 1882. By the 1900 census David is no longer with his mother.  From the 1900 census Eva has listed that she gave birth to 9 children and that 8 are still living. In this 1900 US census Evelyn (Eva) is no longer with G.W. Cahoon,  she has been married for less then a year to John Menteer and has George Cahoon and Cahoon Cahoon (yes, Cahoon Cahoon!) along with Pansy, Zinnia, Rose, Violet and Forest Busby listed as John Menteer’s step children. That is seven children at home so the other living child could be David or another Cahoon or a Busby.

 

1900 US census

1910 US Census

I have not found a death record for GW Cahoon (did they divorce?) nor have I found a marriage record for Daniel Busby and Evelyn (or Eva), but it also appears that Daniel may not yet have died but he may now (in the 1900 census) be in Kansas and remarried. Need to look for divorce records.

By 1910 Evelyn is no longer with John Menteer but is shown as Evelin Long a widow  with, Zinnia, Rose, Violet, and Forest. In 1920 Evelyn is 59 and it is just her and her 23 year old son, Forest. Evelyn is shown as a truck farmer. In the 1930 US census Eva (age 70) is living with her daughter Pansy.

Evelyn Clough Cahoon, Busby, Menteer, Long died before 1940. Still looking for a death record for her other trees on ancestry.com list her date of death as may 1938. Any Cahoon’s or Busby’s out there with sources for Evelyn, I would love to hear from you. I know my sister has been in touch with a third cousin 1x removed some time ago, possibly she has added more information to this generation of Clough’s.

There are still the Orson and Sarah Clough children to follow up on as well as Orson’s siblings families, so I will try to complete the Clough family next time.

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Well last night I closed the book on the Booth Line just as the hands on the clock reached midnight. It is not unusual that I stay up late working on genealogy, after all it is what I do after my real jobs are done.

The Booth’s start for my family when Ada Jane Booth married my great grandfather Charles R. Heap. and we have traced them through their lives on Staten Island, New York back to when Joseph L. Booth marries Alice Robinson in Padiham¹, Lancashire England. Last week you may recall that I was frustrated and trying to work through an error on my family line. I have established with certainty the children of Joseph and Alice (Robinson) Booth in last weeks post. Fanny who I thought was the 10th child was listed as a sister to Sarah. In the 1880 Census :

1880 US Census Castleton, Richmond, New York

1880 US Census Castleton, Richmond, New York .  Click on image to enlarge.

Every one was living next door to each other. It was Nancy Booth that was married to  James Gee.  Alice Booth (Shown on previous page) was married to a Matthew Taylor and her mother Alice Booth  (line #3, above) was living with them, Joseph L. Booth had died in 1870. While next door is Fanny Meese sister to Sarah Taylor and both Fanny and her sister turned out to have the maiden name of Gee.  Then Next Door to Fanny is the Edward Bamber family who is Mary A. (Booth)  and William Bamber’s son. Then Next door to him are his parents William and Mary A. Bamber who have in their household their married daughter Mary (Bamber) White  her husband and their children. Meanwhile Sarah Booth was married to a Butterworth and living in New Jersey. To make things even worse a few blocks away is Joseph Booth (the son of Joseph and Alice) and his family.

Back in the day when I did this initial research I may have been tired or who knows why but I just thought everyone was related and they may well be, but not as Booth’s. So now that I have that straightened out and I’m sure it is all very clear to you too. I will go on.

So what needs to be done on the Booth family line.

  1. Find who Joseph L. Booth’s parent are.
  2. Death records needed for:
    1. Mary A. (Booth) Bamber
    2. Walton/Walter Booth
    3. Alice (Booth) Taylor
    4. Sarah (Booth) Butterworth
  3. What happened to Walton between 1842 and when he supposedly died in 1893. And where did I get that death date?
  4. I need to develop my cousin contact list for this line, for those who are still around. A few I knew and whom I had the great opportunity to meet in the 1990’s are no longer living.

If you have any information on the Booth Family of Padiham in Lancashire, England I would love to hear from you.

Later this week I will be starting my review of the Clough Family Line, so please join me.

¹In the area of Padiham today “coal is extensively worked, and there are stone quarries. The cotton trade is largely carried on, and there are large co-operative stores.” http://ukga.org/england/Lancashire/towns/Padiham.html

12-family-linesWeek two on the Booth family line. I started with the children of Joseph and Ada Booth and am continuing with the previous generation in this family line. Joseph who was my 2x great grandfather on my maternal line was born in England on 14 November 1838, the fifth child of Joseph L. Booth and Alice (Robinson). The other Children born to Joseph and Alice were:

  • Henry born 20 February 1827 in Padham, Lancashire, England. He died 11 months later on 17 January 1828
  • Mary A.  born 11 Jan 1829. Immigrated with her family in Sept. 1842. Married William Bamber about 1852. Died prior to Sept 1897¹. West Mew Brighton, Staten Island, New York
  • Servetus  born 29 March 1831, died in England prior to the 1841 census.
  • Walton (Walter) born 1 April 1833, Immigrated with his family in Sept. 1842. Died 12 April 1893 West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York
  • Nancy born Sept 1840 in England. Immigrated with her family in Sept. 1842. 1st marriage to Henry Bell about 1860². 2nd marriage to James Gee about 1867. Nancy died 9 July 1903 in Rhode Island.
  • Isaac born 1843 possibly in Pennsylvania.
  • Alice born 1845 possibly in Massachusetts married Matthew Taylor about 1871
  • Sarah

I started this blog last week and I am now on week three of the Booth Family line and I am very frustrated. I had gotten to Sarah Booth who was born in either 1842 0r 1844 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Sarah married Thomas M. Butterworth . And I thought there was one more daughter born in 1847. But I was unable to verify this and started rechecking all of the US census’ for the Joseph and Alice Booth family in Castleton (Port Richmond), Richmond County, New York. That is where my frustration comes in. My Family Tree maker program is so screwed up with the Ancestry media files that I would love to burn it but I do not want to start over. I pull up the census for 1880, supposedly attached to Alice Booth and it is a census for Mt Sterling Ohio. Obviously Alice never got further west then Pennsylvania or New Jersey. The media info attached to that file clearly says Richmond county New York but it is not. I would estimate that 90% of all my files are like this. So now I shall write another letter to both Ancestry and Family Tree Maker to see if there is an easier solution then unlinking each one as I discover them and trying to reattach the correct file. For 1880 I have 63 different media files. In 1880 in Richmond County I am following the Booth, Heap, and Dougherty lines plus the married daughters of those three lines.

So as I have said previously the challenge has been to stay on the line I’m working with, but other fun things come up. Like my 3rd cousin in Australia has made a new connection on our Heap line and shared all that exciting information with me. Then another Volga German researcher ( my husbands maternal line) contacted me and I wanted to share information there about the upcoming 250th Anniversary of the Volga German settlers establishments of many of the colonies  in the Saratov region on the Southern Volga River. 23 and  me (the DNA testing company) said I have 63 new relations identified. That was exciting! Where do they all come from?

The Booth line is a major line and I need to clean up this binder and organize what needs to be done to document and provide source information of each member in as many generations as I can before my deadline of March 1st.

I will try to wrap up the Booth’s in my next blog and hope you will stick with me. Let me know what your frustrations are in your research files.


¹Petition for Estate Executor was filed with the County in Sept.  1897

²1860 US census shows Henry Bell and Sarah Bell living with William and Mary Ann (Booth) Bamber . Just 2 doors down Roe Street in Port Richmond from Joseph and Ada J. Booth and within blocks of their parents Joseph and Alice Booth.

 

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