N. P. Townsend 1889

11 Feb

Nathaniel P. Townsend was living with his son Charles Nathaniel Townsend in Sioux City, Iowa in 1889.

NPTinSiouxCity1889

Charles stays in Sioux City and is listed in the directory, such as above, until 1891.  N.P. is not listed on any directories after this date for this city.

The search continues as I cannot locate N.P. in any cemetery in Woodbury County, Iowa as of yet.

Benjamin Ellison and Mary Maria Ambler

1 Feb

Benjamin Ellison was baptized 27 MAR 1786 in Birstall, St Peter, Yorkshire. His father was Thomas Ellison. The record does not show his mother’s name.

Benjamin Ellison baptism.

Benjamin Ellison baptism.

He married Mary Maria Ambler on 13 AUG 1810 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Baildon, Yorkshire. You will note he was a Currier from Birstall. He worked with leather.

Marriage Bann

Marriage Bann

Marriage Announcement

Marriage Announcement

Mary Maria Ambler was the daughter of John Ambler and Hannah Walker of Baildon, Yorskshire. Mary was baptized on 19 FEB 1786 in Baildon.

Mary Maria Ambler Baptism

Mary Maria Ambler Baptism

John Ambler was the son of Jeremiah and Sarah Ambler of Baildon, Yorkshire, England.

That’s all I have thus far. Please share if you have more. Thank you.

Mary Eliza Perkins Townsend Death Notice Etc

25 Jan

More articles from the Sibley, Iowa local newspapers on the Townsend family.

Mary Eliza Townsend’s death notice from 1888, mentions her husband still living. And a couple of articles mentioning their children: Charles Nathaniel Townsend and Jennie E. Marsh.

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METownsenddeathnotice

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Jennie E Townsend Marsh Glazier

22 Jan

I have been searching through the Sibley Public Library in Osceola County, Iowa digitized scans of the local papers trying to find what happened to NP Townsend after his wife died in 1888.

Here are some articles I found on their daughter Jennie E. Marsh then Glazier and her family. Also, Jennie’s sister Lodawiski Lovilla Gleason Clemans Ferson visited frequently and lived in Sibley on and off during the mid 1910s.

BoyBornGlazier1897 ChGlazierMarriage1898 ChsGalzierMarr2 Ferson1918 MaudeandCharlesGlazierNewsApr221897 RileyGlazier1892

Riley Glazier was a carpenter as of 1906 and near Dec 6, 1906, went to Colorado seeking land.

I have searched through all of the years and there is no mention of NP either moving away or passing away.

N.P. Townsend was not buried with his wife Mary Eliza Perkins Townsend. Sibley Public Library sent me the list of all burials in Osceola County. Mary E is buried in the Gilman Cemetery in Osceola County. Jennie E. Townsend Glazier is buried in a different cemetery with her husband, Riley — the Holman Cemetery.

I do not think NP Townsend died in Osceola County, Iowa.

Walker Ellison Burial Site

18 Jan

Walker Ellison was buried in the Churchyard at St. John the Evangelist in Baildon, West Yorkshire, England on 2 APR 1841. He died in Easingwold, North Yorkshire on 31 MAR 1841. Walker had two children with Margaret Cooper: Mary Maria and Benjamin Walker. Below are the church records of the burial and a photo of the church:

Walker Ellison Burial

Walker Ellison Burial

St John the Evangelist in Baildon

St John the Evangelist in Baildon

Butler Family Photos

21 Dec
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Robert J. Therrien

Gertrude Louise Butler married Robert J Therrien on 1 MAY 1937 in Detroit, Michigan.Gertrude&RobertTherrien

Dorothy Madeline Butler married Jens C Laursen on 13 JULY 1940 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Virginia Rose Butler with her doll at 817 Division Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Here is the doll as I have it now, wearing an outfit my grandmother Marjorie Butler Ralston made.

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William Edward Butler, born 30 OCT 1898 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa:

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Virginia Butler Class of 1930

21 Dec

Below is the class photo for my Great-Aunt Virginia Butler. She graduated from St. Gregory High School of Detroit, Michigan in 1930. Virginia was the youngest child of Bridget and Will Butler of Detroit, Michigan. Virginia died in 1945, never married.

I have never seen a photo of her as an adult before until I located this on St. Gregory’s alumni website.

Virginia1930

Mary Maria Ellison Dawson

10 Nov

Thanks to Heather Bathe and family, we have photographs of Mary Maria Ellison and her first husband James Dawson of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mary Maria often went by the name “Marion.” She was named Mary Maria after her grandmother Mary Maria Ambler Ellison. The Ambler’s were an important family in Baildon, Yorkshire.

She was born in Baildon, Yorkshire, England on September 10, 1839 to Walker Ellison and his wife Margaret (Cooper). Walker and Margaret had only one other child — Benjamin Walker Ellison. In 1848, Margaret and her second husband, William Hudson immigrated to America. At the time, they had two more children: Annie and Emma.

Marion had four children with James Dawson: Anna Maria (Heather’s line), William Walker Ellison, Lillie, and Florence Susan. After James died in 1884, Marion married Enoch Kimball Robinson in 1893 and moved to Boyne Falls, Michigan, where her brother lived. Enoch was the first husband of Marion’s younger sister Annie, who died in 1892 in Boyne Valley Township. Enoch died in 1902 and Marion married again – to Arthur E. Martin. Marion died on the 25th of November 1909 in Boyne City, Michigan.

Thank you again to Heather Bathe for sharing these wonderful photographs.

Marion Maria Dawson Ellison

Mary Maria Dawson in mourning clothes. Probably circa 1884, when James died.

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Mary Maria Ellison Dawson

James Dawson

James Dawson

Nathaniel P. Townsend Questions to Answer

5 Nov

Nathaniel P. Townsend Questions to Answer

Nathaniel was born circa 1814 in New York. I have as of yet, determined who his parents were, but am strongly leaning toward Darius and Abigail Townsend from Bolton, MA removed to Conquest, Cayuga County, New York. Darius died in 1834 in Conquest, but there are no probate records on his death.

Who were N.P. Townsend’s parents?

On 10 Feb 1839, N.P. married Betsey A Welch, the daughter of John Welch and Maria ‘Polly’ Court. They were married in Jordan, Onondaga County, New York by the Reverend William Eddy.

What church was William Eddy associated with?

In 1840, N.P. lived in Conquest, Cayuga County, New York with another male aged between 70 and 79 and two females: one is obviously his wife Betsey and one is under the age of five.

Who was the elderly male and the young girl?

NPT1840Census

In 1841, Betsey and N.P.’s only son, Darius, was born.

On 28 March 1848, Elizabeth E. Townsend was born to N.P. and Betsey.

Elizabeth’s Birth: http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ny-birth-cayuga-cato.htm

On 11 April 1848, Betsey dies in Cato, Cayuga County, New York.

Betsey’s Death:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~springport/pictures107/47d.htm

On 31 July 1849, N.P. had a child with Mary Eliza Perkins. We can safely assume they were married by then. They didn’t name this child.

Unnamed Birth: http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ny-birth-cayuga-cato.htm

What happened to this child? A child of the age to correspond with this birth date never appears again on any records.

Mary Eliza Perkins was the widow of Cyrus James Gleason of Cicero, Onondaga County, New York.

Mary had three known children with Gleason:

Sarah Elizabeth born in 1839.

Lodowiski Lovilla born in 1842.

Edson H. born in 1844.

In 1840, the Gleason family was comprised of two males, one between 10 and 14 and two females, one under age 5 (Sarah Elizabeth).

Gleason1840Census

Who was the young male in this household and what happened to him?

In 1850, N.P. and Mary were living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. N.P. was a cooper by trade. Living with them were:

Sarah Elizabeth

Lodowiski

Edson

Darius

NPT1850Census

N.P. had given his infant daughter Elizabeth up to a couple named Samuel H and Amanda (Davis) Cutler, who were living in Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York on the 1850 Census with a young child, now named Mary Alice Cutler. There are no probate guardianship records to reflect this, as control remained with the father. He did not need to go to court to give his child away.

Mary Alice Cutler became Mary Alice Ellison, wife of Benjamin Walker Ellison.

There are lots of questions that come up with this story, aren’t there? Especially, when N.P. remarried so quickly and had more children.

Charles Nathaniel Townsend was born in 1851 to N.P. and Mary. Charles married Minerva Freelove Barden and they resided for some time in the state of Washington. Charles was living in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa in 1925.

Where/when did Charles die?

Adonirum Elnathan Townsend was born 2 April 1854 to N.P. and Mary. Adonirum married Josephine Hannah Shafer in Iowa. They moved to Washtenaw County, Michigan and Adonirum died in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1904.

In 1855 N.P. was on the Wisconsin State Census in Wauwatosa Township, Milwaukee County.

On 2 April 1857 N.P. buys 80 acres of land in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

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Eliza Jennie Townsend was born June 1860 to N.P. and Mary. She first married Charles Marsh then Riley Isaac Glazier in Ashton, Osceola County, Iowa in 1889. She died in 1926 in Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa.

On the 1860 US Census, N.P. was living in Farmington, Waupaca County, WI with:

Mary

Darius, 19

Charles, 9

Adonirum, 5

Edson, 17

Lodawiski, 19

Eliza J., one month

NPT1860Census

On 10 June 1861, Darius joined Company B, 5th Wisconsin Infantry.

In the summer of 1862, Darius disappeared. Military records conflict. He was listed as discharged due to disability after being left in Williamsburg, VA after the Battle of Williamsburg in May 1862 then listed as being a deserter in August of 1862.

N.P. told the Federal Government on a pension application that Darius was reported to him as having been killed at the Battle of Antietam in September of 1862.

Darius disappears entirely from historical/genealogical records in 1862.

With the help of Archivists, I am working on this mystery.

Can you shed any light?

On 6 August 1861, Edson joined Company A, 8th Wisconsin Infantry. He also served in the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. Edson survived the war.

On the 1870 US Census, N.P. lived in Farmington still with:

Mary

Adonirum, 15

Eliza J., 9

NPT1870Census

In 1875, N.P. was listed in Appleton, Outagamie County, on the Wisconsin State Census. He was living with one other male and two females.

NPT1875WICensus

On the 1880 US Census, NP was 66 years old and living in Grand Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin as a farmer. Only Mary lived with him at this time.

NPT1880Census

On 4 Jan 1888, Mary Eliza died in Ashton, Osceola County, Iowa.

What happened to N.P.?

I searched the microfilm death records of Osceola County, Iowa between the years 1880 and 1941. Only the record for Mary can be located.

I don’t think N.P. died in Osceola County, Iowa.

Any help anyone can offer me in answering the above questions would be greatly appreciated!

William Mason, husband of Esther Krist

25 Sep

Here are more records pertaining to William Mason as the husband of Esther Krist. You will note that he goes by Mason on both the 1920 and 1930 census and so do his children.

William Thomas Mason WW1 Draft Card:

William Thomas Mason Draft Card

William Thomas Mason Draft Card

William Mason and Esther on 1920 Census:

Name: William Mason
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Cleveland Ward 6, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
District: 106
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read:
Can Write:
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Sheet Number and Letter: 24A
Household ID:
Line Number: 9
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1821362
Digital Folder Number: 004383993
Image Number: 00597
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William Mason Head M 26 Kentucky
Esther K Mason Wife F 26 Ohio
Delbert W Mason Son M 2 Ohio
Evelyn R Mason Daughter F 0 Ohio

Citing this Record:
“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDP1-94N : accessed 25 Sep 2014), William Mason, Cleveland Ward 6, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 24A, family , NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821362.

William Mason and Family on 1930 Census:

Name: William Mason
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
District: 0549
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1894
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Sheet Number and Letter: 1B
Household ID: 25
Line Number: 84
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 1761
GS Film number: 2341495
Digital Folder Number: 004638900
Image Number: 01034
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William Mason Head M 36 Kentucky
Esther Mason Wife F 36 Ohio
Delbert Mason Son M 13 Ohio
Evelyn Mason Daughter F 10 Ohio
Ernest Mason Son M 8 Ohio
Harold Mason Son M 6 Ohio
Richard Mason Son M 4 Ohio
Timothy Krist Boarder M 35 Ohio
Ruby Krist Boarder F 37 Ohio

Citing this Record:
“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4ST-YQ5 : accessed 25 Sep 2014), William Mason, Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0549, sheet 1B, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1761.

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