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Frances North Tasker

28 Feb

Ancestry had a free weekend to search UK records, so I did a little digging around on my UK lines.

I found some good stuff on Frances North Tasker. Frances was the daughter of William and Hannah North. She was born in 1827 in South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England. She married Thomas Tasker of the same town on 15 APR 1856  at South Kirkby, All Saints, Yorkshire, England.

Frances North Tasker was the mother of Tristram Tasker. Tristram was the father of John Tristram Tasker who married Edith Dorothy Fry. Edith and John were the parents of my grandmother Ethel Tasker Ellison.

Frances’s “Fanny” baptismal record: You can see that Frances’s father was a farmer. This is important information to be able to trace this family through censuses. The surname North is common and there were other William and Hannah North’s having children in South Kirkby at the same time.

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Frances on the 1851 English Census: This census shows us that Frances is living with her older brothers Henry and Isaac. Henry is a farmer of 60 acres and Isaac is working on the farm for Henry. Frances is keeping their house. They are still in South Kirkby.  See that John North lives next door and farms 10 acres. This is probably an older brother. We know that Frances’s father died then before 1851. Her mother may be living with another of her children.

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Frances and Thomas Tasker Marriage Record: From this record we learn that Thomas Tasker was a plumber and (?), that his father was John Tasker and that John Tasker was a plumber and possibly a glazier (?). William North, Frances’s father, was a farmer. We know we have the right couple then. Something else to note, Henry North was a witness for this document and both Thomas and Frances could sign their own names. The couple above them could not, they put their mark next to their names. This means both Frances and Thomas were educated.

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Frances Burial Record: Frances was only 44 years old when she died. She was buried in South Kirkby on 1 AUG 1871. This gives us the place to search for her grave.

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Ethel Tasker Birth Certificate

27 Oct

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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).

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

Anna Maria Dawson’s Family of Cleveland, Ohio

25 Sep

Anna Maria Dawson was the first born child of Mary Maria Ellison and James J. Dawson. Mary Maria Ellison was the only full-sibling of my 3rd great grandfather Benjamin Walker Ellison.

Anna was born 16 SEP 1859 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States and died 29 DEC 1936 in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. She married Roelof Ralph Krist on 12 FEB 1890 in Cleveland, Ohio. They had three children: Ruby F., Esther, and Timothy. I do not think Timothy ever married.

I have found Ruby’s marriage record: Ruby married William M. Fain on 26 NOV 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ruby’s Birth ~ 15 AUG 1891 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio and Death ~ March 1973 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA

Ruby Krist Marries William Fain

Ruby Krist Marries William Fain

Esther married William Mason 24 NOV 1915 in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Her Birth ~ June 1893 in Ohio. You will note that William Mason’s mother’s name was Cella Fain. And Ruby marries a Fain in 1938.

Esther Krist married William Mason

Esther Krist married William Mason

I am looking for the descendants of Mary Maria Ellison in my quest for further information and photographs on Benjamin Walker Ellison. I have as of yet, found a cousin willing to share a single photograph of Benjamin Walker Ellison. Please contact me if you can help.

William Baines & Elizabeth Hurst

11 Feb

William Baines, born 14 May 1862, was the son of Henry Baines and Margaret Catterall of Preston, Lancashire, England. He married Elizabeth Hurst.

1881 England Census:

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1891 England Census:

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1911 England Census:

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On 1 May 1913 William left England for New York:

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On 5 Sep 1913 his wife and children: Hannah, Margaret, Elizabeth, Francis, John and Jane left England for Quebec, Canada. They arrived in Quebec on 11 Sep 1913:

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On 13 Mar 1916, William was killed in an accident in Detroit, Michigan:

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Mary Ferrigan & John Carroll Family of County Down

11 Sep

John Carroll died in 1890 and is purported to be buried in the Catholic church cemetery in Killeavy, Armagh. There is a Lower Killeavy Chapel in the village of Cloghogue. My grandmother, Bridget Carroll Butler’s daughter, visited this grave on a trip to Ireland in the 1970’s. My grandmother told me that Mary Carroll insisted on the burial being in this spot despite the problem it caused with transportation of the deceased.

After John’s death, Mary Ferrigan Carroll immigrated to the United States to join some of her children in Iowa.  On the 1910 US Census, Mary reported that she immigrated in 1891 and was 70 years old. She was living in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa at the time with her son, Peter J Carroll, aged 30.

Here is a list of Mary Ferrigan & John Carroll’s children that can be found on familysearch.org and the children’s exact birth dates and locations:

Click here:  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bfather_givenname%3AJohn~%20%2Bfather_surname%3ACarroll~%20%2Bmother_givenname%3AMary~%20%2Bmother_surname%3AFerrigan~&collection_id=1584963

Note that on Catherine Margaret’s information John is listed as being born in Cloghogue, Newry, Down.

The children listed are:

Mary Ann

Catherine Margaret :  Catherine married Robert Steele on 24 AUG 1904 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Thomas:  Thomas married Allie Mcenteer on 24 OCT 1869 in Belle Plain, Benton, Iowa.

Catherine

John

Bridget : This is my great-grandmother. Born 15 OCT 1867 in Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland. I have had a different date of birth for many years. The Catholic church in Rathfriland at the time was St. Mary’s.

Peter

I have also finally found John & Mary’s marriage date and place:

From the Roots Ireland site.

From the Roots Ireland site.

E. Dorothy Fry & John T. Tasker Marriage Record

4 Dec

Edith Dorothy Fry, age 20 and John Tristam Tasker, age 21 were married in the Church of England at Beeston in the Parish of Leeds in the County of York on 3 AUG 1908.

They were the parents of Ethel Tasker Ellison.

John was a bricklayer and Dorothy a shop assistant and you will notice they shared the same address already- 4 Barkley Street, Beeston.

John’s father was Tristam Tasker –  a leather splitter.

Dorothy’s father was Albert Alexander Fry- deceased- a sexton.

Marriage Record

Marriage Record

Francis Cooper & Sarah Booth Family of Baildon

8 Mar

Francis Cooper married Sarah Booth on 13 OCT 1815 in Baildon, West Riding Yorkshire, England at St. John the Evangelist Church. Francis died 18 JAN 1850 in Baildon with burial at St. John the Evangelist Church. Sarah died prior to 1841 (she is missing from the 1841 England Census and Francis is listed as a widower.)

Here is their marriage record:

Francis Cooper & Sarah Booth

Francis and Sarah had eight children that I can figure at this time:

1) Francis Booth was born 23 APR 1815 in Baildon. He was born out of wedlock to Sarah Booth, prior to her marriage to his father, Francis Cooper. He was married to Sarah Ward (1820 – ?) on 13 AUG 1837 in Baildon at St. John the Evangelist Church. He was also married to Mary Wood on 2 JAN 1870 in Bradford at St. Peter’s Cathedral. Please note that Francis Booth listed his father as Francis Cooper on his marriage record. This was not that unusual at this time in this region.

Francis Booth Baptism

Francis Booth & Sarah Ward Marriage Record

2) Benjamin Cooper was born about 1816 in Baildon.

3) Margaret Cooper was born 08 JUL 1817 in Baildon. This is my fourth great-grandmother and you may find other information about her under the tag- Margaret Cooper Ellison Hudson. If you click on PDF below you will see her baptismal record.

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4) John Cooper was born 22 AUG 1820 in Baildon. If you click on PDF below you will see his baptismal record.

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5) Thomas Cooper was born about 1820 in Baildon. He married Hannah Moorhouse (1823 – ?) on 17 NOV 1842 in Otley at the All Saints Church, Yorkshire. He died about 1887 in Baildon with burial at St. John the Evangelist. It appears that Thomas and Hannah had at least nine children: Booth (1884 – ?), Mary Ann (1846 – ?), George (1848 – ?), Joshua (1851 – ?), Thomas (1854 – ?), Alfred S. (1856 – ?), Richard (1857 – ?), Henry M. (1865 – ?), and Emily (1875 -?)

6) Samuel Cooper was christened on 20 APR 1823 in Baildon. He was married on 25 MAY 1843 in Bingley at the All Saints Church to Ellen Cockshott (1822 – ?) and he died APR 1860 in Bingley with burial at All Saints. It appears that Samuel and Ellen had at least two children: Henry (1848 – ?) and Mary (1850 – ?).

7) Sarah Ann Cooper was born about 1826 in Baildon. She was married on 28 JAN 1850 to Francis Wilks (1825 – ?) in Bradford at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Yorkshire. In 1881, Sarah Ann was listed on the Pudsey, Yorkshire Census. It appears that Francis and Sarah Ann had at least four children: William (1854 – ?), Dawnbough (1859 – ?), Joseph (1863 – ?) and Sarah Hannah (1866 – ?).

8) Mary Ann Cooper was born 01 AUG 1832 in Baildon and died at the age of one on 16 MAY 1834 in Baildon with burial at St. John the Evangelist Church.

You may see my sources used on my public Ellison Family Tree on ancestry.com. Please contact me if you have further information on this family and their descendants. I am very much interested in understanding what happened to my fourth great-grandmother’s siblings and their families.

Margaret Cooper Ellison Hudson Marriage Certificates

21 Feb

My fourth great-grandmother Margaret Cooper, the daughter of Francis Cooper and Sarah Booth of Baildon, West Riding Yorkshire, England was married twice.

First to Walker Ellison on 11 November 1838  in Otley:

Margaret Cooper and Walker Ellison Marriage Record

Walker died in 1841 while Margaret was pregnant with her second child, Benjamin Walker Ellison. Her oldest child, Mary Maria Ellison was only 2.

On the 13th of August, 1845, Margaret married William Hudson, a bachelor and a maltster in Bradford. A maltster made or dealt in malt for ale.

Margaret Ellison and William Hudson Marriage Record

William and Margaret Hudson had three girls together: Annie born in 1846, Emma born in 1848 and Elizabeth born in 1850 (West Virginia, USA).

Annie went on to marry Enoch Robinson and she died in Boyne Falls, Charlevoix County, Michigan. I have not figured out what happened to Emma and Elizabeth.

Samuel Delmont Ellison & Family

15 Feb

Samuel Delmont Ellison was the oldest son of Benjamin Walker Ellison and Mary Alice (Cutler), born on 1 JUN 1866 in Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan. According to United States IRS Tax Assessment records, the Benjamin Ellison family lived in Eureka and Greenville from Dec. 1865. In 1870, the family was living in Cleveland, Ohio and in 1874, they moved to Boyne Falls, Charlevoix County, Michigan. Samuel’s father was a maltster and a farmer and was debilitated by the after effects of having contracted malaria during his service to the Union.

On 22 JUL 1891, Samuel married Caroline Seegmiller, the daughter of Henry and Mary A. Seegmiller. Caroline was born 11 OCT 1870 in Ontario, Canada and with her family, immigrated to Grand Traverse County, Michigan about 1884.

Caroline and Samuel had two children. Russell Henry Ellison born 17 NOV 1895 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Glyndon Walker Ellison born 28 NOV 1897 also in Grand Rapids. By 1900, Caroline was living in the Traverse City State Hospital (also known as Northern Michigan Asylum), Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

Traverse City State Hospital

In 1900, Samuel and his sons were without a wife and mother. Samuel lived in Eau Claire city, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His oldest son, Russell was living with his maternal grandparents Henry and Mary Seegmiller in Paradise, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Glyndon was living with his paternal grandparents Benjamin and Mary A Ellison in Boyne Valley, Charlevoix County, Michigan.

But in 1903 the boys had joined their father in Eau Claire and attended school there.

In 1910, Samuel lived with his parents, Benjamin and Mary Ellison in Boyne Valley, Charlevoix County, Michigan. His sons, Russell and Glyndon were not living with the family. Samuel helped care for his now almost entirely disabled father.

On 10 JUN 1913 in Charlevoix County, Michigan, Samuel applied for a marriage license to Tena Watkins, a 42 year old divorcee from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The application was denied and the marriage did not take place. On the 1910 and 1920 Census, Caroline Ellison continued to be listed as a married woman and a resident of the Insane Asylum.

In 1920, Samuel was living in the State Lunatic Asylum in Austin, Texas.

Insane Asylum Austin Texas

On 23 JAN 1921, Samuel died in the State Lunatic Asylum in Austin, Texas. No one claimed his body and he was buried in the Austin Texas Asylum Cemetery.

In 1922, Russell’s first wife, Harriet, died in El Paso, Texas.

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On 21 SEP 1927, Caroline died in the Northern Michigan Asylum in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

Caroline Seegmiller Birth Record

Samuel Ellison 1910 US Census

Tena Watkins 1910 US Census

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Samuel D Ellison 1900 US Census

SD Ellison Application for Marriage to Tena Watkins

SD Ellison & Caroline Seegmiller Marr. Rec.

SD Ellison Death Record

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Caroline Ellison on 1910 US Census