Saturday, May 31, 2014

!860 Census - James H. Williams #censusSaturday

1860 Census, Franklin Co., Va., SW Dist., p. 57, Jul 19. 1860, 395/391

James H. Williams 37m farmer -/740
Clarissa Williams 32f
Harden H. Williams 15m
Delaware F. Williams 12m
James R. Williams 9m
Harriet I. Williams 7f
William F. Williams 6m
Lucy M. Williams 4f
Martha A.M.I. Williams 2f
Noah H. Williams 6/12m

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Salem Witch Murders: Hysteria of the masses

So, I just found out that my 7th cousin 9 x removed (7th-9) Priscilla Gould Wildes' husband, John Wildes had three wives.  The first was my cousin Priscilla who died in Massachusetts at about the age of 42.

John's second wife died in Salem... so ahead and guess how... hanged as a witch. Sarah Averill Wildes was 65 when she was cold heartedly murdered by the powers that be and buried in an unmarked grave, but the story does not end there. The alleged witch's husband later married Mary Jacobs.

Mary Jacobs was the widow of George Jacobs who was hanged as a witch shortly after Sarah Wildes. Sometime after the deaths of their spouses, John Wildes and Mary Jacobs married. Ironic coincidence or murder mystery?

How convenient would it be today if you could just get rid of a spouse by shouting Witch?

By the way, Priscilla's daughter Sarah Bishop was also accused of the crime of Witchcraft but she escaped the blood thirsty mob...     

Saturday, May 24, 2014

1940 Census of Rufus Nichols #censusSaturday

1940 census Virginia
1940 United States Federal Census about Rufus S Nichols
Name: Rufus S Nichols
Age: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Virginia
Marital status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Locust Grove, Floyd, Virginia
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Road 647
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Locust Grove, Floyd, Virginia
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 2B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 33
Occupation: Farmer
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 200
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 3rd grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Rufus S Nichols 46
Hettie Nichols 23
Clarica Nichols 19
Mainarth Nichols 17
Hazel Nichols 15
Elsie Nichols 11
Wilborn Nichols 9
Howard Nichols 3 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

1930 census of Jim Nichols

                                   1930 United States Federal Census about James I Nichols
Name: James I Nichols
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Home in 1930: Locust Grove, Floyd, Virginia
Map of Home: View Map
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Tarisa M Nichols
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Military Service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace:
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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James I Nichols 57
Tarisa M Nichols 55
Banks Nichols 21
Dack Nichols 18
Robert Nichols 16
Irene Nichols 9  

Friday, May 16, 2014

How many Ancestors do we have?

It depends on the individual. As cousins marry cousins going back through time, the gene pool gets smaller and so does the number of ancestors for each person...

Read about the Pyramid theory and Diamond theory previously published in Olive Tree Genealogy here... 

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

1920 Census of James I. Nichols

                                    1920 United States Federal Census about James J Nichols
Name: James J Nichols
[James I Nichols] 
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1920: Locust Grove, Floyd, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's Name: Teressa M Nichols
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James J Nichols 47
Teressa M Nichols 46
Rachael Nichols 21
Claris A Nichols 20
Ada Nichols 18
Encial Nichols 14
Richard L Nichols 13
Banks Nichols 11
Dock Nichols 9
Robert Nichols 5

Friday, May 09, 2014

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Col. Miles Cary, MP, of the Devonshire Carys...

Our American Cary generational and historical study begins with the immigrant Miles CARY [AKA Hon Miles Cary, Miles Cary, Esq, Col. Miles Cary, and sometimes found as Myles Cary] of whom first record in America is found in Warwick county, Va in 1645. He was a gentleman of wealth and influence in early Virginia, Member House of Burgesses, and he settled, met his wife Anne TAYLOR, and lived in Warwick County, Va. His home involved both Magpie Swamps and Windmill Point-both of which were given to him by his father in law Thomas Taylor, and both of which remain important to direct Cary descendants for 8 generations. Miles died in 1667 at Hampton Roads [now the greater Newport News area] at the hands of the Dutch during the final throws of the second and last Dutch Anglo War; his wife survived him by at least 15 years. Miles Cary's tomb in Virginia clearly identified him and his parents, and it included upon it the coat of arms of the Devonshire, England Carys although he himself was from Bristol, England.
Myles (Miles) Cary is my 6th cousin 11 times removed.
→ Pop 
your father → Mamie C. Nichols (Collins) 
his mother → Martha Collins (BARTLETT) 
her mother → Nancy Rachel Bartlett (KING) 
her mother → Sarah Ann King (Bartlett) 
her mother → Reuben S. BARTLETT 
her father → John Garner Bartlett 
his father → WILLIAM BARTLETT 
his father → WILLIAM BERKLEY 
his father → Margaret (Brent) Bartlett 
his mother → Richard Brent 
her father → Richard Brent, Lord of Stoke and Admington 
his father → Richard Brent, Lord of Stoke and Admington 
his father → Sir William Brent, Lord of Stoke and Admington 
his father → Robert Brent (alias John Buston) 
his father → Lady Margaret Brent (Mallet) 
his mother → Hugh Malet, Lord of Sutton and Corypole 
her father → Baldwin Malet of Enmore & Deandon 
his father → Lady Eleanor (Mallet) Hody of Pillesdan 
his daughter → Agnes Cary 
her daughter → Sir William Carey, Kt. 
her son → Richard (Robert) Cary, Sr. 
his son → William Cary 
his son → John Cary, Sr 
his son → Col. Myles (Miles) Cary 
his son       

Saturday, May 03, 2014

1900 census of Rufus Nichols of Blackwater, Franklin, Va.

                               1900 United States Federal Census about Rufus S Nicholas
Name: Rufus S Nicholas
Age: 6
Birth Date: Aug 1893
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1900: Blackwater, Franklin, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital status: Single
Father's Name: James J Nicholas
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Name: Teresa M Nicholas
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James J Nicholas 25
Teresa M Nicholas 26
Rufus S Nicholas 6
Rachal I Nicholas 2
Joseph F Nicholas 4

Friday, May 02, 2014

Frank Dalton, Deputy US Marshall #CousinOfTheWeek

Frank Dalton (June 8, 1859 – November 27, 1887) was a Deputy US Marshal of the Old West under Judge Isaac Parker, for Oklahoma Territory, as well as the older brother to the members of the Dalton Gang, in addition to being the brother to William M. Dalton, once a member of California legislature, and later an outlaw and leader of the Doolin Dalton gang alongside Bill Doolin. Frank Dalton is not to be confused with J. Frank Dalton, who made many claims to be famous people, including his claim of being Frank Dalton, and later Jesse James.
Dalton became, without much effort, the success story of the Dalton family. He was commissioned as a Deputy US Marshal, serving under Judge Parker, and quickly developed a reputation as being a brave lawman. Based out of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Dalton was involved in a number of shootouts and high risk arrests over a three year period. However, on November 27, 1887, he and Deputy J.R. Cole were on the trail of outlaw Dave Smith, wanted for horse theft. As they approached Smith's camp, Smith fired a shot from a rifle, hitting Dalton in the chest. Deputy Cole returned fire, killing Smith, but was then shot and wounded by a Smith cohort. Cole was able to make his escape, however, believing Dalton was dead. Dalton, however, was still alive, and engaged the outlaws in a short gunbattle. One of Smith's cohorts was wounded, and a woman who was in the camp was killed during the crossfire. Frank Dalton was dead by the time Deputy Cole returned with a posse, having been killed with two additional rifle shots by outlaw Will Towerly. The outlaw wounded by Dalton never revealed his own name. He died shortly thereafter, but not before naming Towerly as Frank Dalton's murderer. A newspaper of the time indicated Dalton had begged Towerly not to kill him, saying he was already dying. However that was a rumour, and there were no witnesses to the crime who ever made that statement. Towerly was killed one month later by Deputy William Moody and Deputy US Marshal Ed Stokley. Stokley was also killed during the gunfight.  

Frank Dalton, Deputy U.S. Marshal is my 12th cousin.
   →  Pop 
your father →  Mamie C. Nichols (Collins) 
his mother →  Martha Collins (BARTLETT) 
her mother →  Nancy Rachel Bartlett (KING) 
her mother → Henry D. King 
her father →  Pvt. John King, Revolutionary Soldier 
his father →  John King 
his father →  Philip King 
his father →  John King 
his father →  Judith King 
his mother →  Ens. John Whitman 
her father →  Abijah Whitman 
his father →  Elizabeth Brooke 
his sister →  Joane Foote 
her daughter →  Mary Hughes (Hewes) 
her daughter → Phoebe Goad 
her daughter →  John Goad 
her son →  Abraham Goad, Sr. 
his son →  John Goad 
his son →  Hannah Bennett 
his daughter →  David Dalton, Jr. 
her son → James Dalton 
his son →  Benjamin Dalton 
his son →  James Lewis Dalton 
his son →  Frank Dalton, Deputy U.S. Marshal 
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