Thank You Libraries!

Were you aware that a lot of newspapers are available for FREE thanks to the local public library? While Chronicling America provides access to some of our nation’s newspapers for free, many public libraries are providing free access to their local newspapers.

I first became aware of this service when my local library, Seneca Free Library, digitized their collection of newspaper microfilm. These papers can be searched using a link on the library’s home page. When I first started working with the Seneca papers, I was aware that neighboring communities had also digitized their newspapers. However, I was not aware that a large number of libraries have done this.

That’s where Kenneth Marks and his Ancestor Hunt Newspaper Links is a must have tool in my genealogy toolbox. Using his site, I can search for a community to see whether their newspapers have been digitized. If so, his page links to the library’s site that I can use to search the paper.

As I was researching John Minnick of Kewanee, Illinois, I was very thankful that the Kewanee Public Library District provides this service and that Kenneth Marks’ index helped me find it. I was able to find an obituary for my 3rd great grandfather, John Minnick. This obituary was a great find since it provides a date of his first marriage along with a hint that his second wife had a prior marriage.

Kewanee Daily Star-Courier (Kewanee, Illinois)
kewanee.advantage-preservation.com
22 April 1903
page 1

Death of John Minnick
Pioneer Resident Passes Away Last Night

Death claimed another of Kewanee’s pioneer residents last night when at eleven o’clock John Minnick, aged 81 passed quietly away at his home 113 South Elm street. Death followed a stroke of paralysus sustained about a week ago and which rendered Mr. Minnick’s condition serious. Owing to his advanced age little could be done to alleviate his suffering.
For nearly half a century Mr Minnick was a resident of Kewanee. He was born in Carlyle, Penn., June 22d 1822 and came to Kewanee 47 years ago. October 28th, 1843 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Jones of Carlyle, who passed to the other world July 20th , 1869. After coming to Illinois Mr Minnick became the husband of Mrs. Phoebe M Tripp who died November 1st 1870 in this city.
Mr Minnick was employed during the greater part of his residence in Kewanee as a shoemaker his place of business being on Tremont street. Five children are left to mourn his death, being as follows, Wilson J of Kewanee, Mrs. Emma Mentzer of Yates Center, Kan Mrs Ellen Frink of Shenandoah, Iowa who is in the city now, Miss Elizabeth Minnick of this city and Mrs Susan Halterman of Clarinda, Ia. Another daughter Mrs Anna Bell died some years ago near Clarinda.
Mr Minnick’s membership in the M E Church of this city dates back farther than that of any other member. He had ben an active worker in the church during his entire residence in Kewanee for many years acting as class leader. The funeral service will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 30 o’clock at the M. E. Church, Rev. R A Brown being in charge There will be no service at the house The remains will be laid to rest in Pleasant View cemetery.

“Death of John Minnick,” Kewanee Daily Star-Courier (Kewanee, Illinois), 22 April 1903, page 1; Digital Images, Kewanee Public Library District (Advantage Preservation) (http://kewanee.advantage-preservation.com/ : viewed online 20 March 2022).

Not only did I find this very informative obituary but I found an 1860 newspaper ad for John Minnick’s store in Kewanee.

Ignored?

As you look at your pedigree chart, do you have ‘favorite’ lines to research? Are there lines that haven’t received as much of your attention? Readers of this blog are well aware that I have favorites – particularly my Crawford line.

While updating my research of Zebulon and Caroline (Ostrander) Foster, it became obvious that I had not equally researched my various lines. The research I had on this family was basically census, marriage and cemetery records. Even though I was aware that Zebulon owned land in Indiana, I had not done any land record research for him.

When looking back over my years of research, accessing these land records is much easier today than when I began my genealogy journey. Prior to the family History Library digitizing their collection of microfilm, I had to travel to access these records. Thus, lines that were in published genealogies were relegated to my ‘ignore for now’ pile. Since a group of researchers, led by Wayne E Dawson, put together The History and Ancestry of Rev. John Foster, 1735-1800, my Foster research got put in the ‘ignore for now’ file.

Thankfully, those deed records have been digitized. While I can’t access the Warren County, Indiana land records from home, I can view them at Seneca Free Library which is an affiliate library. Thus, I only have to travel 0.5 miles to view these records.

A search of the general index to deeds for Warren County, Indiana from 1826 to 1864 revealed quite a few FOSTER records. However, entries for Zebulon Foster did not appear until volume 3 where his first appearance in the index indicates Zebulon Foster purchased land from George Pence in 1854.

Besides Zebulon Foster, there are land transactions for the following Fosters:

  • Joseph Foster
  • Fredrick Foster
  • John Foster – possibly Zebulon’s older brother
  • Jeremiah B Foster – likely Zebulon’s older brother
  • David Foster
  • Lackey Foster
  • Joshua Foster
  • Samuel B Foster
  • John G Foster
  • Houston Foster
  • William Foster
  • Hamilton Foster
  • Paulina Foster
  • William B Foster
  • Arthur Foster
  • Russell Foster
  • Daniel Foster
  • Mary Foster
  • Mary A Foster
  • Henry Foster
  • Polly Foster
  • Horace Foster
  • Richard Foster

While it will take some time to work with all of these deeds, they will help me separate the various FOSTER families in Warren County, Indiana while improving the documentation I have on my Zebulon Foster family and removing that ‘ignored’ status from this line.

Isabella Motes Mentzer

Isabella Motes1

Isabella Motes and Phillip Andre Mentzer were married on 8 Jul 1792 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.14 Phillip Andre Mentzer1 was born about 1751.56 He died in 1801 at the age of 50 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.56 He was buried in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Isabella Motes and Phillip Andre Mentzer had the following child:

11. Phillip Andrew Mentzer7 was born about Mar 1793.89 . He lived with 3 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, and 1 female 16-26, listed as Philip A. Mentzer in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 1820.12 On 17 Oct 1824, Charles Lewis Mentzer was born in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1315 On 26 Feb 1828, Rufus Mentzer was born in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1617 On 2 Jun 1830, Hannah Augusta Mentzer was born in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.18 He lived in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts on 1 Jul 1830.19 . Sarah A. Mentzer was born.16,2022 Phillip  purchased land  on 22 Apr 1835 in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 He lived in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts on 4 Dec 1837.24 On 12 Jun 1838, George Mentzer was born in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.16,2526 Phillip lived in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 1839.27 Phillip lived in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 1840.28 He died on 19 Dec 1845 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States at the age of 52.89,2930 He was buried after 19 Dec 1845 in Hillside Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.9 Phillip had his estate probated on 12 Feb 1846 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.31

Phillip Andrew Mentzer and Orinda Miles3233 obtained a marriage license on 16 Mar 1816 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.3436 They were married on 23 May 1816.7,3740 Orinda Miles, daughter of Oliver Miles and Sarah Joslin, was born on 14 Jan 1798 in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.37,4144 She was the child of Sarah Joslin and Oliver Miles.37,45 , William Andrew Mentzer was born.4647 , Cyrus Mentzer was born.1011 On 17 Oct 1824, Charles Lewis Mentzer was born in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1315 On 26 Feb 1828, Rufus Mentzer was born in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1617 On 2 Jun 1830, Hannah Augusta Mentzer was born in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.18 , Sarah A. Mentzer was born.16,2022 On 12 Jun 1838, George Mentzer was born in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.16,2526 She lived in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts on 14 Aug 1850.48 Orinda lived as a 57 year old who was listed as Orinda Mentzar in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 1855.49 She lived as a 62 year old female born Massachusetts and was listed as Orinda Mentrur in Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts on 17 Jul 1860.50 She died on 18 Oct 1861 at the age of 63 in Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.45,5153

Isabella Motes and Thomas Lake were married on 30 Oct 1802 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.5460 Thomas Lake was born (date unknown).

ENDNOTES

1. Mentzer Family E-Mail, online dfmentzer at coastalnet.com, (Mentzer.MA.005). Hereinafter cited as Mentzer Family E-mail.

2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Philip Andre Mantzer / Isabella Motes, Boston Marriage Publications, 1782-1798 Vol. 6, 21 June 1792; digitl image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016).

3. Boston Marriages from 1752-1809, Phillip Andre Mentzer / Isabella Motes, 1792; digital copy, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019). Original Source: Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 c1903.

4. “Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., Marriages, 1700-1809, “Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : Boston, Massachusetts, viewed online (14 March 2022), Phillip Andre Mentzer.

5. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Boston Deaths, 1801-1848, Vol. I-M, Phillip A. Menser, February 1801; database of Vital Record volumes, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 2022).

6. U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930, Philip A Menser, 1801; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).

7. Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts to the year 1850 (: , 1911)

8. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Abigail Mentzer, 9 April 1834; database of Vital Record volumes, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016).

9. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online August 2016), memorial for Phillip Andrew Mentzer, Jr. (1793-1845), Find a Grave Memorial no. #141447227, created by James Bianco, citing Hillside Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts;, Phillip Andrew Mentzer, JR.

10. “Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850,” database online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 1 December 2020), Cyrus Mentzer.

11. Massachusetts, Death Records 1841-1915, Cyrus Mentzer, 13 June 1892; database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 1 December 2020).

12. 1820 U.S. Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com).

13. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, Charles L Mentzer, 9 November 1850; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 7 March 2022). Original Source: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840-1911.

14. “Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850,” database online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016), Mentzer; Westford Births.

15. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Charles Lewis Mentzer, 17 October 1824; .

16. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), “George Mentzer” p. 680-681 (George Mentzer Notebook).

17. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Rufus Mentzer, 26 February 1828; .

18. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Hannah A Mentzer, 2 June 1830; .

19. 1830 U.S. Census, Middlesex County Massachusetts, population schedule; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com ).

20. Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850, Edward F Green, 10 March 1871; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 13 September 2020).

21. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 10 December 2020), memorial for Sarah A Mentzer Green (1835-1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. #126243617, created by originally created by Bruce Filgate / maintained by Boylston Cemetery Research Project, citing PIne Grove Cemetery, Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts;, Sarah A Mentzer Green.

22. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Abigail Mentzer, 9 April 1834; .

23. Image 481, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-36096-20032-73?cc=2106411&wc=M9QJ-NYY:1311700639.

24. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Phillip A Mentzer, 4 December 1837; .

25. , “The George Mentzer Family,” In the Beginning, Woodson County Historical Society, 3 No. 11 (July 1970): p. 9-12.

26. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, 803 N. 8th, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Biography of George Mentzer. typewritten copy.

27. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Phillip A Mentzer – Tax Assessments and Abatements, 1839; .

28. 1840 U. S. Census, Middlexex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, image 15 of 16, Philip A Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

29. Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts to the year 1850 (: , 1911), (Doc. #: Mentzer.MA.001)

30. Biography (author unknown), , [gives date as 1844] (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.018).

31. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate Records 1648-1924, Phillip Mentzer, February 1846; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016).

32. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, George Mentzer, 12 June 1838; .

33. Massachusetts, Death Records 1841-1915, William A Mentzer, 22 November 1889; .

34. Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001. Phillip Andrew Menzer, 15 Mar 1816 digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 5 October 2020.

35. Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001. Phillip Andrew Menzer, 16 Mar 1816 digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 5 October 2020.

36. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Phillip Andrew Mentzer, 1816; .

37. Miles Jonas Michael, Miles Genealogy: John Miles of Concord, Massachusetts and His Descendants, (Boston: C.E. Goodspeed & Company, 1920), 12; books.google.com : viewed online November 2016.

38. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 for Horatio Hammond, Philip A. Mentzer – Orendia Miles, 23 May 1816; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017).

39. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.

40. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 for Horatio Hammond, Philip A Mentzer, 23 May 1816; .

41. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

42. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Orendia Miles, 14 January 1798; .

43. North America, Fmaily Histories, 1500-2000, Miles Genealogy, January 1798; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016).

44. North America, Family HIstories, 1500-2000 for Horatio Hammond, Philip A. Mentzer – Orendia Miles, 23 May 1816; .

45. Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, Orinda Mentzer, 18 October 1861; database with images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : viewed online 5 October 2020).

46. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, William A. Mentzer, 5 January 1876; .

47. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915, William Mentzer, 30 December 1881; .

48. 1850 U.S. Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Stow, MIddlesex County, Massachusetts, page 404, household 110, Orinda Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed onine November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432.

49. 1855, Middlesex County, Massachusets, Massachusetts State Census, Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Image 13 of 19, families 221 / 222, Orinda Mentzer; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 10 December 2020)

50. 1860 U.S. Census, Worcester County Massachusetts, population schedule, Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, page 138, family 1128, Cyrus Mentzur; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018); NARA Microfilm PUblication M653.

51. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Orinda Mentzer, 1861; .

52. Massachusetts, Death Records 1841-1915.

53. “Died,” Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA), 24 October 1861; digital images, Genealogy Bank (www.genealogybank.com : viewed online August 2018).

54. “Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850, “Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (November 2019), Isabella Mencer.

55. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Boston Marriages, 1761-1807, Vol. 12A Transcript, Thomas Lake, 30 October 1802; database of Vital Record volumes, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 2022).

56. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Boston Marriages, 1720-1751, 1762-1808 Vol. 11 and 12, Thomas Lake, 30 October 1802; database of Vital Record volumes, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 2022).

57. “Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., Marriages, 1700-1809, “Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : Boston, MA, viewed online (14 March 2022), Thomas Lake.

58. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Boston Marriages, 1761-1809 Vol. 12, Thomas Lake, 30 October 1802; database of Vital Record volumes, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 2022).

59. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Boston: Births, Marriages and Death, Thomas Lake, 30 October 1802; database of Vital Record volumes, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 2022).

60. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988, Boston: Marriage Publications, 1798-1807, Vol. 7, Thomas Lake, 15 October 1801; database of Vital Record volumes, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 March 2022).

Mentzer Roots

Calling all Mentzer descendants, particularly the Massachusetts branch:

Mentzer Family Reunion
Yates Center Kansas
June 18, 2022
Noon
Community Building

Check out the Mentzer Family Facebook group for additional information as June draws closer.

The Kansas branch of the family descend from George and Emeline (Minnick) Mentzer. George Mentzer was born in Massachusetts and married in Henry County, Illinois before migrating to Woodson County, Kansas where he settled. Descendants still farm in the Woodson and Allen county area.

“Boys and Mom” – Emeline Mentzer with sons: Charley, Fred, Henry, Phillip and Ernie
Emeline Minnick Mentzer

The Massachusetts branch descends from Phillip Andrew Mentzer (1793-1845) and his wife Orinda Miles (1798-1861). Source information for the Phillip Mentzer family and his descendants can be found on my Ancestry tree. Below is information regarding descendants of this couple down four generations.

1-Phillip Andrew Mentzer-1697
b: about March 1793
d: 19 December 1845, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
+Orinda Miles-1698
b: 14 January 1798, Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
m: 23 May 1816
d: 18 October 1861, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

. . . . . 2-William Andrew Mentzer-1731
          b: 2 October 1816, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 22 November 1889, Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . +Caroline Mossman-1732
          b: about 1815
          m: 28 April 1839, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 28 November 1874, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Caroline E. Mentzer-1801
                    b: 9 February 1840, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 4 November 1858, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-William A. Mentzer-1805
                    b: 7 November 1841, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Sarah Carter Robinson-21361
                    b: 16 February 1844, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Albert C. Mentzer-21362
                              b: 9 January 1870, Hudson, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 1944, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nellie May Mentzer-21363
                              b: 1 December 1868, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 23 December 1901, Boxborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Moses Henry Mentzer-1804
                    b: 19 October 1843, Westminster, Middlesex County, Massuchesetts
                    d: 26 July 1935, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Mary F Gould-9713
                    b: 4 November 1848, Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
                    m: 27 November 1867, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 11 February 1935, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Sheldon Mentzer-9720
                              b: 28 December 1869, Auburn, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 31 July 1896, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Emma E Mentzer-9717
                              b: 20 November 1871, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 13 November 1951, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Charles Sumner Mentzer-15636
                              b: 2 March 1874, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 26 June 1952, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Moses Henry Mentzer Jr-15640
                              b: 15 March 1876, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Herbert Mentzer-15639
                              b: 6 March 1879, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 25 March 1956, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lucy E. Mentzer-9727
                              b: about 1881, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 27 September 1881, Bolton, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Cora Louisa Mentzer-15637
                              b: 25 April 1882, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 1960
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Frances Gould Mentzer-18249
                              b: 10 November 1884, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 8 March 1888, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Infant Mentzer-18250
                              b: 1888
                              d: 1888
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Francis Arthur Gould Mentzer-15638
                              b: 25 July 1890, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 22 July 1978, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Edward C. Mentzer-1802
                    b: 26 February 1846, Westminster, Middlesex County, Massuchesetts
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Georgianna Mentzer-1803
                    b: 21 December 1848, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: April 1850, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Samuel B. Mentzer-6641
                    b: 12 August 1855, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 1932, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Abbie M. Hale-9716
                    b: about 1848, Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    m: 14 December 1898, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Louisa Blanchard Mentzer-6642
                    b: about 1850, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 9 September 1876, New Hampshire, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +James Henry Bemis-6643
                    b: 27 May 1846, Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
                    m: 7 August 1871, Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
                    d: 1917
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hervey J. Bemus-6645
                              b: 25 February 1874, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 13 February 1956
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leon Melville Bemus-6644
                              b: 7 September 1872, Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
                              d: 1945
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-May Louise Bemus-6646
                              b: 15 April 1875, Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +James Henry Bemis-21360
                    b: 27 May 1846, Marlborough Twp, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
                    d: 1917
. . . . . +Julia A. Foskett-8710
          m: 5 January 1875, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . +Mary Marshall-9710
          m: 30 December 1881, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
.

. . . . 2-Agnus Mentzer-1727
          b: 14 December 1817, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: before 1900

. . . . . 2-Cyrus Mentzer-1726
          b: 14 December 1817, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 13 June 1892, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . +Mary Salome Fay-1733
          b: about 1812, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
          m: 23 March 1843, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 18 December 1892, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Cyrus H. Mentzer-4597
                    b: 23 January 1844, Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 23 March 1919, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Irene P. Harris-6667
                    m: 24 June 1885, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Abbie Martha Nelson-9719
                    m: 21 March 1872, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-H. Augusta Mentzer-6647
                    b: 1846, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Lydia Augusta Mentzer-4525
                    b: 29 March 1846, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 20 November 1912, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Walter Valentine-6668
                    b: 1840, Massachusetts, United States
                    m: 30 April 1867, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 1920
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clinton Valentine-6699
                              b: 10 April 1873, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 8 October 1873, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ernest Montford Valentine-6669
                              b: 12 September 1868, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 1948
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Crawford Valentine-6670
                              b: 24 January 1870, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 1961
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Charles Elmer Valentine-6677
                              b: 31 October 1871, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-May Edith Valentine-6695
                              b: 9 January 1877, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 15 January 1968
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Everett Cyrus Valentine-6696
                              b: 14 May 1879, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 15 December 1967
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Celia Mabel Valentine-6697
                              b: 28 May 1881, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 1965
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmer Valentine-6700
                              b: 19 January 1885, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 18 November 1962, Monterey, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilford Valentine-6711
                              b: 27 December 1886, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 11 August 1958
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Mary Ellen Mentzer-6648
                    b: 29 May 1851, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Elliot Sawyer-6731
                    m: 26 March 1874, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Florence Augusta Sawyer-6732
. . . . . . . . . . +Watrous Garnsey-18190
                    b: 6 September 1842, Richmond Twp,Cheshire,New Hampshire
                    d: 24 April 1907, Blackstone,,Massachusetts
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Thornton Everett Mentzer-6649
                    b: 12 June 1854, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 20 April 1920, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Mary Eunice Mack-6733
                    b: April 1865, Massachusetts, United States
                    m: 21 May 1887, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 1942
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Everett Cornelius Mentzer-6734
                              b: 4 April 1889, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 9 September 1976, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Albert Williams Mentzer-6746
                              b: 31 October 1890, Boylston, Massachussetts, United States
                              d: 1 February 1979
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leila Crawford Mentzer-6747
                              b: 24 July 1892, Boylston, Massachussetts, United States
                              d: 10 April 1990, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Miriam Eleanor Mentzer-6754
                              b: 28 January 1894, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 10 October 1987, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clara “Jennie” Mentzer-6749
                              b: 21 September 1895, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 11 April 1994, Eureka, Lincoln, Montana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Eunice Mentzer-6756
                              b: 11 July 1897, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 4 January 1994, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Emma Pendergast Mentzer-6758
                    b: 18 March 1857, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 23 December 1949, Hudson, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Lyman Morse-6759
                    m: 4 April 1882, Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 12 February 1891, Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Dr. James L. Harriman-6760
                    m:

. . . . . 2-John Mentzer-1729
          b: 24 January 1820, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 24 February 1864, Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
. . . . . +Olive P. Pierce-9723
          b: 12 August 1825, Hiram, Oxford, Maine, United States
          m:
          d: 29 January 1901, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Ann Augusta Mentzer-9725
                    b: February 1846, Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 24 November 1855, Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
. . . . . . . . . . 3-John Francis Mentzer-10445
                    b: 5 August 1847, Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 25 July 1910, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Louisa Mentzer-6652
                    b: about 1852, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 14 October 1917, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Frederick H. Cushman-9724
                    b: 23 April 1850, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
                    m: 15 June 1882, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 25 September 1889, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Walter Mentzer-10446
                    b: 27 May 1855, Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-George C Mentzer-6650
                    b: May 1855, Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 27 December 1927, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Amy G. Lynde-9722
                    b: about 1865
                    m: 27 September 1888, Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

. . . . . 2-Orinda Mentzer-1730
          b: 13 March 1822, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 1 April 1859, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . +Charles L. Pierce-5155
          b: 31 October 1818, Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
          m: 22 April 1844, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 5 May 1892, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-EdwardArthur  Pierce-6653
                    b: 3 April 1853, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 8 September 1893, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Annie Skinner-21411
                    b: 26 January 1859, Nova Scotia, Canada
                    m: 30 March 1882, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 1 April 1917, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Blanche Marion Pierce-21412
                              b: 13 May 1889, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 14 August 1969, Santa Cruz, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Arthur Skinner Pierce-21413
                              b: 14 March 1887, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 3 March 1909, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Charles Edward Pierce-21414
                              b: 19 March 1892, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 17 July 1945, North Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ernest Lincoln Pierce-21415
                              b: 2 June 1885, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 29 August 1966, Ventura, Ventura, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary A Pierce-21416
                              b: 28 January 1883, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 15 December 1953, Santa Cruz, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Charles Francis Pierce-6654
                    b: 14 June 1844, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 24 January 1923, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Florece Gertrude Keyes-21407
                    m: 4 August 1887, West Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Francis Nichols Pierce-21417
                              b: 26 April 1888, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 8 March 1889, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Caroline Texas Mclellan-21418
                    b: 27 February 1847, Bloomingburg, Sullivan, New York, United States
                    m:
                    d: 24 December 1884, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John McLellan Pierce-21419
                              b: 1 October 1878, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d:
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Albert Henry Pierce-21408
                    b: 4 November 1846, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 1 August 1847, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-George A Pierce-21409
                    b: 19 December 1848, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 28 August 1849, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-William Oliver Pierce-21410
                    b: 20 March 1859, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 1 April 1859, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

. . . . . 2-Charles Lewis Mentzer-1725
          b: 17 October 1824, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 28 April 1868, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . +Lucy Brewer-5154
          m: 9 January 1850, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Walter Charles Mentzer-5731
                    b: 26 October 1852, Bradys Bend, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States
                    d: 28 January 1936, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Clara Belle Thurston-21421
                    b: 28 June 1859, Orange, Orange, Vermont, United States
                    d: 13 February 1927
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Charles Almond Mentzer-6655
                              b: 5 November 1877, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 28 May 1925, Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Albert Francis Mentzer-5732
                    b: 10 February 1855, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 24 May 1923, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Susie F. Coldwell-9728
                    b: about 1855
                    m: 31 March 1874, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 7 January 1930, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Angie Mentzer-6657
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lewis Oliver Mentzer-6661
                              b: 27 January 1886, Massachusetts, United States
                              d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ida J. Mentzer-6660
                              b: about 1880
                              d: 22 November 1892, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruth Eveline Mentzer-21424
                              b: 14 November 1891, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 15 January 1893, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Albert F Mentzer-21425
                              b: 1882
                              d: 18 January 1885, , , Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Ida J. Mentzer-9726
                    b: 1860
                    d: 19 May 1869, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

. . . . . 2-Rufus Mentzer-1722
          b: 26 February 1828, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 16 May 1905
. . . . . +Anna Eliza Pollard-5720
          b: 18 March 1831
          m:
          d: 18 December 1898
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Herbert Mentzer-5721
                    b: 26 February 1854, Pennsylvania, United States
                    d: 14 January 1914
. . . . . . . . . . +Addie Hinchman-21436
                    b: April 1860, Kansas, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jean Elizabeth Mentzer-21437
                              b: 23 November 1890, Colorado, United States
                              d: March 1974, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Laura E. Mentzer-5722
                    b: 1 May 1860, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Rinear-21434
                    b: about 1856, of Illinois, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . +Jeremiah Garrard-21435
                    b: 29 January 1845, Warren, Ohio, United States
                    m: 10 June 1916, Indiana, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Arthur Mentzer-8711
                    b: about 1869, Illinois, United States

. . . . . 2-Hannah Augusta Mentzer-1728
          b: 2 June 1830, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: before 1900
. . . . . +_____ Stratton-6662
          m:
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Ida Stratton-6663

. . . . . 2-Abigail Mentzer-1724
          b: 9 April 1833, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 9 April 1834, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

. . . . . 2-Sarah A. Mentzer-1723
          b: 12 February 1835, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 3 May 1918, Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . +Henry Stiles-17120
          m: 18 May 1869, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . +Edward F Green-5677
          m: 28 March 1871, Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . +Henry Oman-6664
          m: 27 February 1855, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 1 August 1863, Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Alice Oman-6666
                    b: 1859, Illinois, United States
                    d: 1934, Westborough
. . . . . . . . . . +Abbott T. Wheeler-18297
                    b: April 1858, Massachusetts, United States
                    m: 14 September 1878, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
                    d: 1938, Pinellas, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Agnes Luella Wheeler-18301
                              b: 18 May 1879, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 1973
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Forrest Eugene Wheeler-18300
                              b: 18 October 1880, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 23 November 1960, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Cora Augusta Wheeler-18298
                              b: 29 September 1888, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 17 March 1889, Bolton, Worcester,  Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clara Abbie Wheeler-18299
                              b: 24 September 1890, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
                              d: 20 May 1987, Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Henry Oman-6665
                    b: about 1863, Illinois, United States

. . . . . 2-George Mentzer-1694
          b: 12 June 1838, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
          d: 19 January 1912, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . +Emeline Minnick-1695
          b: 26 August 1848, Pittsburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
          m: 1 January 1868, Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States
          d: 13 September 1927, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Charles Oliver Mentzer-1709
                    b: 1 July 1869, Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States
                    d: 15 August 1955, Newman Hospital, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Nettie Adell Wells-1710
                    b: 5 February 1873, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    m: 18 October 1893, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 9 February 1939, Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gladys Olive Mentzer-1711
                              b: 9 July 1894, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 2 June 1977, Kansas Christian Home, Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Paul Emory Mentzer-1712
                              b: 28 March 1896, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 14 August 1942, Charles Maxwell Hospital, Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Pauline Edith Mentzer-9796
                              b: 28 March 1896, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 16 July 1984, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leslie George Mentzer-1713
                              b: 23 August 1898, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 19 April 1988, Countryside Estates, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Herbert Wells Mentzer-1714
                              b: 20 July 1900, a farm northwest of Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 25 March 1977, Allen County Hospital, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-John Frederick Mentzer-1721
                    b: 3 March 1871, Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States
                    d: 16 May 1943, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Anna May Wells-1720
                    b: 12 June 1868, Pleasant Hill (historical), Van Buren, Iowa, United States
                    m: 27 March 1895, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 7 May 1938, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel Adell Mentzer-1750
                              b: 19 May 1896, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 24 January 1985
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Cecile Marie Mentzer-1751
                              b: 7 November 1897, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 28 August 1980, Allen County Hospital, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lelia Pearl Mentzer-1748
                              b: 26 April 1899, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 1 October 1981, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marjorie Emma Mentzer-1746
                              b: 18 September 1901, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 8 December 1962, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilfred Francis Mentzer-1745
                              b: 29 January 1903, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 6 May 1972, Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harley Wells Mentzer-1752
                              b: 13 June 1904, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 27 March 1984, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mildred Mabel Mentzer-1747
                              b: 5 October 1906, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 12 December 1991, Orange, Orange, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Aleta Doris Mentzer-1749
                              b: 8 June 1909, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 19 June 1997, Oklahoma, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Susan May Mentzer-1734
                    b: 28 February 1873, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 6 January 1909, Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Charles Edward Tunnicliff-1742
                    b: 26 September 1874, Page, Iowa, United States
                    m: 29 September 1902, Fort Morgan, Morgan, Colorado, United States
                    d: 26 December 1963, Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Henry Arnold Mentzer-1735
                    b: 31 December 1874, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 1955
. . . . . . . . . . +Augusta May Litton-1741
                    b: 1878
                    m: 25 June 1903, home of Charles Litton, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 1963
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leonard Wayne Mentzer-1922
                              b: 16 June 1918, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 14 July 1918, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dixie L. Mentzer-1921
                              b: 18 March 1909, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 1 February 1960, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Philip Embry Mentzer-1736
                    b: 22 February 1877, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 16 July 1952, Neosho Memorial Hospital, Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Anna May Schoepflin-1743
                    b: 11 October 1879, Douglas, Kansas, United States
                    m: 25 October 1905, home of M. Schoepflin, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 27 September 1942, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Phillip Mentzer-4765
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Howard Walter Mentzer-1923
                              b: 17 February 1909
                              d: 28 February 1992, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edna LaVerne Grace Mentzer-4766
                              b: before 7 December 1911
                              d: 7 December 1911
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Loren Willis Mentzer-1924
                              b: 12 September 1913, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 17 February 1984, Gassville, Baxter, Arkansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ivan Emery Mentzer-1925
                              b: 16 June 1921, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 22 August 2010, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Earnest Everett Mentzer-1739
                    b: 10 May 1880, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: August 1965
. . . . . . . . . . +Edith May Dumond-1836
                    b: 25 October 1885, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    m: 1 June 1910, home of Mrs. Mary Dumond, Rose, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: about 28 June 1961, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George Edward Mentzer-4583
                              b: 9 April 1911, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 7 October 1986, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ernest Talmadge Mentzer-1837
                              b: 20 November 1912
                              d: 29 June 2017, Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Fleta Francis Mentzer-1838
                              b: 21 May 1914, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 30 August 1974, 90602 Whittier, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Austin Maxwellton Mentzer-1839
                              b: 29 December 1915, Kansas, United States
                              d: 15 June 1997, Ensign, Gray, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Willard Keith Mentzer-1840
                              b: 6 December 1917, Kansas, United States
                              d: 11 May 2015, Nevada, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Merrill Burdette Mentzer-1841
                              b: 4 April 1919, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 10 December 2013, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Norman Laddie Mentzer-1842
                              b: 20 May 1920, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 15 October 1920, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Norryce Franklin Mentzer-1843
                              b: 25 October 1921
                              d: 26 January 2012, Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Juanita Winnifred Mentzer-1844
                              b: 20 May 1923, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 5 April 2009, Middlesex
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lovell Jennings Mentzer-1845
                              b: 21 January 1926, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 19 April 1945, Nuremberg, Germany
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Donald Dumond Mentzer-1846
                              b: 6 March 1928, Kansas, United States
                              d: 15 February 1988, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Clara Edith Mentzer-1737
                    b: 20 September 1882, Mentzer homestead, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 20 December 1970, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +John Wesley Williams-1744
                    b: 7 December 1878, Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    m: 2 April 1903, home of G. W. Mentzer, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 21 July 1957, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Glenn Monroe Williams-1926
                              b: 21 September 1903, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 11 October 1944, Larned, Pawnee, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Goldie Marie Williams-1927
                              b: 22 August 1905, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 25 December 1996, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith Emma Williams-1683
                              b: 1 January 1907, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 26 June 1993, Junction City, Geary, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Harold Williams-1928
                              b: 20 March 1908, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 28 May 1980, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leo Leonard Williams-1929
                              b: 2 January 1910, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 24 March 1995, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Freddie Lloyd Williams-1930
                              b: 19 October 1911, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 18 September 1973, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Helen Dove Williams-1931
                              b: 21 December 1912, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 18 August 1993, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George Wesley Williams-1932
                              b: 25 February 1915, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 1 June 1979, Hillcrest Nursing Home, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clifford Wayne Williams-1933
                              b: 27 November 1916, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 5 March 2003, Renton, King, Washington, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Letha May Williams-1934
                              b: 1 October 1918, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 29 April 1979, Osteopathic Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Doris Ann Williams-1935
                              b: 16 February 1920, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 5 March 2010, Westminster, Carroll, Maryland, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Verna Lucille Williams-1936
                              b: 5 July 1921, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 7 March 2004
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Clarence Albert Mentzer-1738
                    b: 7 April 1887, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 23 January 1919, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Grace Graham-1740
                    b: 2 December 1889
                    m: 7 May 1913, Methodist parsonage, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 20 February 1989

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

It’s Saturday Night –

time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1) It’s National Women’s History Month, so I’m going to use today’s prompt from Lisa Alzo. What education did your mother receive? Your grandmothers? Great-grandmothers? Note any advanced degrees or special achievements.

My mother attended Kansas State Teachers College after graduating from Emporia High School. As a student, she met my dad and married him at the end of her junior year. While her formal education stopped while she raised a young family, her informal education began when she started working part time as a medical secretary. After the family’s move to Emporia, mom continued her work as a medical secretary at St. Mary’s Hospital. During this time, she completed requirements to become certified as an Accredited Record Technician. and was named the Director of the Medical Records department at St. Mary’s. At the same time, she was going back to college to complete her degree receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business from Emporia State University.

While my grandma Crawford (Winnie Letha Currey Crawford) only talked about her being in school when her mother died, I did find a newspaper article indicating that she received a diploma from Horace Mann School in 1916. I find this achievement extremely remarkable since Winnie was placed in a children’s home for a time after her mother’s death in 1913 when Winnie was 10.

While grandma Crawford rarely talked about her schooling, grandma Briles did. My grandmother, Pauline Edith Briles Mentzer, told me her diploma was for high school graduation. In reality, that diploma was for completing the Common School Course of Study in School District No. 9 in Coffey County, Kansas in 1913. Pauline did attend high school by going to Yates Center to live with her future sister-in-law, Lulu Cope. However, she is not mentioned in any of the lists of graduates for Yates Center. Since Pauline was married in 1915, she may not have actually graduated from high school.

According to the 1930 census, my great grandmother, Josie Hammond Crawford, did not attend school but could read and write.

My great grandmother, Winnie Hutchinson Currey, did not live long enough to be in the 1930 census. Since her family seems to have moved a lot, she may not have attended school.

Like Josie, my great grandmother, Francis Artlissa Ricketts Briles is recorded in the 1930 census as not attending school but able to read and write.

The same is true for Nettie Adell Wells Mentzer. She is recorded in the 1930 census as being able to read and write while not having attended school.

Since my great grandmothers were able to read and write, they were likely educated in the home. Even though they did not have a formal education, their daughters did attend school with some of them not only graduating from high school but going on to receive additional degrees. Esther Crawford Noll, daughter of Josie, completed her nursing degree and served as a nurse during World War II. Gladys Mentzer, daughter of Nellie, attended Kansas State Teachers College and obtained a lifetime teaching certificate.

Nemaha County Tidbits

Courier Tribune
Seneca, Kansas

Thursday, August 10, 1939

Aeschilman to Sea Duty

Kenneth Aeschliman, son of Mr. And Mrs. Dan Aeschliman of Sabetha is serving in the navy and writes the following interesting letter telling of the change in his work. He is located at San Diego, Calif.
San Diego, Calif. July 29, 1939
Just received your letter before chow. I have liberty from now until 12:30 Sunday night. So will write a few letters then shine up all my gear (brass buttons, belts, shoes, etc.) and also iron my shirts for next week. I wont have to do that when I get aboard ship. By the way I have been chosen for sea duty, started in sea school a week ago today. Have been very busy hall week. They took 25 out of our platoon for sea duty, in a way it is an honor but it isn’t just what I wanted. I wanted to get airplane mechanics. I think I’ll like it here though. Have passed the toughest part already (boot camp). By the way I mad sharp shooter on both the pistol and rifle. That will mean $3 more per month than the lowest wage. Feel pretty good over it too. Twenty- two out of 64 didn’t qualify, 29 made marksman, 12 sharpshooter and one expert, so I didn’t do so bad. Hope to make expert next year. You see everyone must qualify every year in order to keep his rating. In other words I get $3 extra a month plus pay for one year, then if I qualify I don’t get it any more but if I get expert next year I get raised to $5 extra.
Certainly has been war. The worst part of it is we have to drill in starched shirts making it seem hotter than it really is. We got an increase in our supply of clothes this week. Got a summer suit. Sure is a swell outfit — light blue trousers, dark blue blouse with brass buttons and white belt, and to go with it we have a white cap cover with a brass emblem front. Haven’t worn them yet, had to take them to a tailor to get the blouse altered over the shoulders. The other suit is green (winter).
I’m sure glad I don’t have to work in the galley or mess hall. At least not now. They say that we all have to serve a month out of every year. Don’t know how much there is to it. We hear a lot that we can’t take too seriously.
Must was clothes, iron, shine my gear, clean rifle, so that I will hot have any thing to do tomorrow night. We have an inspection nearly every morning. Sometimes it is troop (ourselves), clothing (have to lay out on the bunk all our clothing for inspection) or it might be inspection of the barracks that is the bunk house.

Friday Finds – Crawford Obits

Do you have clippings of obituaries in your genealogy files? Or do you prefer the digital versions of the newspapers. I have both. Since I can access a lot of newspapers from my own home, I do prefer the digital versions. However, those digital copies are a luxury that earlier genealogists did not have.

Instead, they collected clippings. And I was fortunate to connect with such a researcher / clipper of Warren County Indiana thru Walter Salts. His collection of binders of clippings was donated to the Illiana Genealogical and Historical Society in Danville, Illinois.

Buried in my files are photocopies of pages from these binders. While going thru my past Indiana research, I came across one set of these photocopies that contains the obituaries of James H. Crawford and his first wife, Eliza Jane (Swisher).

Mrs. Elisha Briggs, of this place, last Monday received intelligence of the death of her brother’s wife, Mrs. Eliza Jane Crawford, which occurred after an illness of several weeks, at Dodge City, Kans., on Friday July 8th, 1892, at 7:20 a.m. Deceased was the wife of James H. Crawford, who several years since removed from this county and located in Kansas. She was over 50 years of age and leaves an husband an six children, the youngest of whom is 18 years of age. Mrs. Crawford died of heart trouble. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church, of which denomination she had been a worthy and exemplary member for many years, at 2 o’clock p.m. last Sunday.

probably from Warren Republican July 14, 1892 issue

In that same set of photocopies was the obituary for J. H. Crawford. There is a handwritten date on the obit: 7-16-1908.

J. H. Crawford Dead

J. H. Crawford died at his home in Dodge City, Kan., Wednesday of last week and was buried Friday. He was somewhere near 75 years of age at the time of his death and his passing away was probably due in a great measure to his advanced age.

Mr. Crawford was formerly a resident of this county, residing on the farm between here and Williamsport which he sold to the Ringel Bros.’ father when he left here for Kansas many years ago. Mr. Crawford has many friends in this county who will be grieved to learn of his demise.

EG p. 52

And then on another page of clippings is a full obituary for Eliza J. Swisher Crawford

Eliza J. Swisher Crawford

Eliza J., daughter of John and Emelia Swisher, was born in Warren county, Indiana, July 14th, 1835.

She was converted when a child, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at “Crow’s Grove,” Indiana, since called “Swisher’s Chapel,” in honor of her grandfather, who was a pioneer in that country.

Her parents died before she was grown, leaving in her charge two younger brothers and a sister, she being the eldest of four children. The charge she faithfully kept, always looking after their welfare s though they were her own children.

On April 10th, 1856, she was married to James H. Crawford at the residence of her uncle, William F. Wood, where she then lived. There were born unto them seven children – William N., John D., Charles H. (died in infancy), Abraham L, Jennie, Henry C., and Clara V.

In 1878 she, with her family, immigrated to Ford county, Kansas, here she has since resided.

She has been in feeble health for several ears, but on Easter Sunday was taken ill with what, at that time, seemed a slight indisposition, but in spite of all that loving hands and medical skill could do continued to grow worse until the morning of July 8th, at 7:20 o’clock, when, surrounded by husband and family she quietly crossed the dark river, after bidding them a fond farewell, and entreating them to meet her in heaven.

The funeral services were held in the M.E. Church, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. attended by a large concourse of friends many being unable to get inside the church. The remains were interred in the Maple Grove cemetery.

She was a pious and devoted Christian. Among her leading characteristics was her love and devotion to the wants of her family. The greatest happiness she ever knew was in promoting the happiness of her loved ones.

While the family are overcome with grief at parting with their dearest loved one, they humbly bow to the Divine will and say with her, “He doeth all things well.” she was loved by all who knew her and her loss is deeply mourned by all. — Dodge City, (Kan.,) Globe-Republican

likely from Warren Republican July 28, 1892

While these obituaries are similar to the ones found in the Dodge City, Kansas papers, they provide a glimpse of the family from the county of their birth. The digital versions of the Dodge City newspapers can be found on Newspapers.com. Below are citations for those obituaries:

Eliza Crawford

“Died,” The Journal-Democrat (Dodge City, Kansas), 16 July 1892, page 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 6 February 2022).

“Obituary,” The Dodge City Globe (Dodge City, Kansas), 18 July 1892, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online October 2019).

James Crawford

“Pioneer Citizen Sleeps into Peaceful Death,” The Journal-Democrat (Dodge City, Kansas), 10 July 1908, page 4 col. 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 December 2021)

“Old Settler Gone,” The Globe-Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 9 July 1908, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 6 February 2022).

Albert Mentzer

While trying to verify a second marriage for Lewis Mentzer, I stumbled upon several articles for his father, Albert F. Mentzer, including his obituary. According to these items in the Boston Globe, Albert Mentzer was one of the best known men in the beef industry and president of A. F. Mentzer Company. Prior to opening his own company, Albert Mentzer had worked for Armour and Company for 15 years.

The A. F. Mentzer Company had its headquarters at 77 and 79 Faneuil Hall Market in Boston in 1923. Faneuil Hall Market was built in 1826 near the historic Faneuil Hall. The Market celebrated its centennial in 1926.

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) 13 Sep 1926, page 28 (Available on Newspapers.com)

Obituary of Albert F. Mentzer

Albert F. Mentzer of Cambridge Dead

Prominent Market Man in Business 52 Years

Albert F. Mentzer of 57 Orchard st. Cambridge, died suddenly at his home early Thursday morning.
Mr. Mentzer was president of the A. F. Mentzer Company, 77 and 79 Faneull Hall Market, and had been in the market district for 52 years, 28 of which he had been associated with his brother, Walter C. Mentzer. Mr. Mentzer was the New England representative of Armour & Co for 15 years and was one of the best-known men in the beef trade.
He was 68 years old at the time of his death and is survived by his mother, Mrs. L J. Wilson of Norhtboro; his wife and his son, Lewis O. Mentzer of Belmont; a daughter, Mrs William M Fawcett of Portland, and his brother, Walter C. Mentzer of Somerville.
Mr Mentzer was a member of John Abbott Lodge of Masons, Somerville, Royal Arch Chapter, Cambridge Council, De Molay Commandery, Aleppo Temple, Mt Siani Lodge, I.O.O.F; Cambridge Encampment, and was an active member of the Boston Fruit and Produce Exchange.
Mr. and Mrs. Mentzer observed their 50th wedding anniversary onf March 30.
Funeral services will be held Sunday from his home, 57 Orchard st., Interment will bein Northboro, Mass.

“Albert F Mentzer of Cambridge Dead,” The Boston Globe (Boston , Massachusetts), 26 May 1923, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 9 March 2022).

James Crawford Attorney?

Do you struggle with same name issues? If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know that my genealogy is plagued by same name issues. One of those names being James Crawford.

Thus, when I find a document for a James Crawford in a county where my ancestor lived, I can’t be certain it is my ancestor. Nor am I certain that the document is for any of the James Crawfords that I’ve researched.

So, when I find a power of attorney deed in Barren County Kentucky during the time period that I believe not one but two of my James Crawford families lived, I have to question whether it fits with what else I know about these men. This particular deed appoints James Crawford and Moses Dooley as attorneys for John Singleton. At this time, I don’t know anything about John Singleton. But I do know that Moses Dooley was a land owner in Garrard County, Kentucky with land on Sugar Creek. This places Moses Dooley in the same area as Rebekah Crawford and Mary Crawford. I also know that there is a Moses Dooley on the tax roles in Barren County at the same time both James Crawfords are listed on those roles. And the Moses Dooley family is found in Preble County, Ohio with both James Crawfords. Thus, I think this deed involves one of these James Crawfords.

One of these James Crawfords was a justice of the peace in Preble County. Between 1814 and 1824, a James Crawford was a county commissioner. Once James and Martha moved to Indiana, references to a Crawford hold office in Preble County, Ohio stopped. Thus, I have concluded that the James married to Martha is the office holder. Based on that conclusion, I think this power of attorney deed might be for this James Crawford.

Barren County, Kentucky
Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961

Vols. B-C 1801-1813
Film 209720 DGS 007899150

1803 Dooley et al Moses / John Singleton
P.of A. Book B page 33

1803

Image 28

Know all men by these presents that I John Singleton of St Clair County
in the Indiana Territory do hereby do make ordain constite and appoint
Moses Dooley and James Crawford both of Barren County and State of Kentucky
my true and lawful Attorneys for me and in my name to convey a
certain tract of land lying in Barren County in the State of Kentucky
on the head of the Glovers Creek containing one thousand acres as appears
by deed from William Croghan to me and also for me and in my name
to seal execute and deliver such deed as be the sd Moses hath agreed to give
conveyances, bargain and sale for the absolute sale and disposal thereof
or any part thereof with such clauses covenants and agreements to be
[therein] contains as my said Attorney or either of them shall think fit and [appoint] hereby
ratifying confirming all such deed conveyances bargains and sales
ratifying confirming all such deed conveyances bargains and sales
which shall any time hereafter be sealed and executed by my said Atttor
neys or either of them touching and concerning the premises In witness whereof I hae
hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal at Cahokia this 3rd day
of September in the year of our Lord 1803
John Singleton (seal)
Witness
John [Hay}
WIlliam Atchason

Illinois County Sct Be it remembered that on the 3 day of September
1813 personally appeared before me the [subin] one of the Justices of the
said county the above named John Singleton who acknowledged the
the above instrument of writing to be his voluntary act and deed in
Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and
year above written
N Parrot (seal)

Indiana territory St Clair County Sct
I John Hay Esq [Prothanotary] of the Court of Common Pleas of the said
County do hereby certify that Nicholos Jarrod Esqr the person taking the
above acknowledgment is a Justice of the peace and Court of Common Pleas
of the same county of St Clair and to all act and deeds by him subscribed
as such full faith and credit is and right to be given.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed the seal of the said Court of common Pleas of the
said county the third day of September one thousand eight
hundred & three
John Hay [Prothonatory]
SClair

Barren County To wit October County Court 1803
This power of attorney from John Singleton to Moses Dooley and
James Crawford was produced in Court with the two certificates
thereon endorsed duly authenticated and was there upon ordered to
be Recorded
Test W Logan Clk

Kentucky, Barren County. Deeds. Film #209720 DGS 007899150. James Crawford, 3 sep 1803 Vol. B: page 33; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 21 February 2022.

Douglass Land on Beaver Creek

Do ‘bright shiny objects’ cause you to change direction with your genealogy research? That’s where I find myself right now: chasing those bright shiny objects versus working on my stated goals. So, what has me distracted? My Crawford puzzle of course!

I’ve recently been updating my research of my 3rd great grandfather, Nelson Crawford — which is one of my 2022 goals. Since Nelson bought and sold land to and from descendants of James and Martha Crawford, updating my research on that family distracted me.

Then, I recently received an email from a descendant of James and Martha Crawford telling me about a message he received from a George Douglass descendant. This connection grabbed my attention since we believe that George Douglass is the uncle of James Crawford. We had already verified that George Douglass sold Rebekah Crawford land in Garrard County, Kentucky.

Since learning more about George Douglass may help us trace our Crawford lines back to Virginia, I decided to review my Douglass notes and see what else I could dig up. Like James and Martha who migrated from Garrard County to Barren County, George Douglass also made that trek. In looking at Barren County Kentucky land records, a George Douglass purchased 300 acres of land on Beaver Creek in 1808 from Levi Hollingsworth.

Vols. B-C 1801-1813
Film 209720 DGS 7899150

Image 117
Volume B page 210

Hollingsworth to Douglass Deed

This Indenture made this 24th day of February in the year of
our Lord 1802 between Levi Hollingsworth of the City of
Philadelphia by Thomas Badley his attorney in fact of the
County of Fayatte and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part
and George Douglass of the County of Barren and Commonwealth
afrsd of the other part witnesseth that the sd Levi Hollingsworth
for and in consideration of the sum of $400 current money of
Kentucky to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged hath granted bargained & sold and by these presents
doth grant bargain sell & confirm unto the sd George Douglass
his heirs or assigns all that tract or parcel of land situate and being
in the County of Barren on the waters of Beaver Creek containing
300 acres and bounded as follows to wit) Beginning at a red
oak & hickory and poplar John Mosby Shepherds north East
corner of his survey of 1000 acres on the sinks of Beaver Creek
N ° 390 and runing N 49 ° west 29 poles to a chestnut and hickory thence
N 45 ° E 128 poles crossing Beaver Creek at 102 poles to Hickory &
walnut standing in the edge of the Barrens thence with the Barrens
S 79 ° W 148 poles thence North 73 ° West 210 poles thence North
70 ° West 127 poles to two Sycammores and hack berry on Beaver
Creek in the edge of the Barrens thence south 186 poles to
Shepherd North west corner a red [oak] poplar and hickory thence
east with John Mosby Shepherds line 400 poles to the beginning
which was entered surveyed & pattented in the name of Levi
Hollingsworth it being within the District set apart for the
officers and soldiers of Virginia state line together
with all and singular the premises thereunto belonging
or in any wise appertaining to have & to hold

page 211
the land hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the sd George
Douglass his heirs and and assigns forever and the sd Levi Hollingsworth
for himself his heirs executors and administrators the afsd tract of land
and premises unto the sd George Douglass his heirs or assigns against the claim
or claims and every person or persons whatsoever doth and will warrant and forever
defend by these presents In Witness whereof the sd Levi Hollingsworth by
Thomas Bedley his attorney in fact duly authorized by power of attorney
recorded in the clerks office of the Court of appeals hath hereunto set his hand
and seal the day and date first above written.
Levi Hollingsworth (seal)
By Thomas Badly his
Attorney in fact

Acknowledged
in presents of
Wm Todd

State of Kentucky Lexington District (to wit) as Deputy
Clerk of he Court for the District aforesaid I do hereby certify that this
indenture was this day acknowledged before me by Thomas Bradley
as attorney in fact for Levi Hollingsworth party thereto and that a
true copy thereof is entered on record in my office Given under my hand
this 24th day of February 1802
Wm Todd Dc[S.D.C]

Barren County (to wit) September the 10th 1808 This Indenture form
Levi Hollingsworth by his atty Thomas Bradley to George Douglass with
the certificate thereon endorsed was proved to me in my office and at the
request of the sd George Douglass was admitted to record [?}
Test W Logan Clk

To try and understand what this parcel of land looked like, I plotted it in my Deed Mapper software.

Since Levi Hollingsworth was an original land owner, I was able to locate the survey and associated documents on the Kentucky Secretary of State Virginia and Old Kentucky Patent site. Levi Hollingsworth had an Old Kentucky patent – certificate number 1893. The 1785 survey of Levi Hollingsworth’s land looks very similar to the plot view from Deed Mapper.

In 1815, George Douglass sold 200 acres of this land to Joseph Neville.

Barren County Kentucky
Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935

Vols D-E 1813-1818
Film 209721 DGS 7896473

Image 222 start of Volume E

1815 Douglass Geo to Joseph Nevill book E page 52 200 A Beaver Cr

Image 263
Volume E Page 52

This Indenture made this twenty third day of August
one thousand eight hundred and fifteen between George
Douglass of the County of Barren & State of Kentucky
of the one part and Joseph Neville of the County & State aforesaid Witnesseth
that the said George Douglass for and in consideration
of the sum of eight hundred and twenty dollars to
him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledged
doth bargain sell alien and convey unto the said Joseph
Neville his heirs or assigns a certain tract or parcel of land
lying & being in the county of Barren & State of Kentucky
on the sinks of Beaver Creek which was entered and surveyed
in the name of Levi Hollandsworth containing two hund
red acres tot he same more or less and bounded as followeth
(to wit) Beginning at a red oak hickory and poplar corner

page 53

to a 1000 acre survey of John Mosby Shepherd and
runneth thence north fortynine degrees west twentynine
poles to a Chestnut and hickory thence North forty five
East one hundred and twenty eight poles to a hickory
& walnut standing in the edge of the Beavers thence
South seventy nine West one hundred & forty eight
poles; thence North Seventy three West one hundred
and fifty seven poles to a gum & two Spanish oaks
thence South sixteen West seventy eight poles to a
Black oak; thence North eighty eight degrees west
one hundred and fifty poles to three black walnuts
thence South sixty two poles to a red oak poplar & hickory
thence East four hundred poles to the beginning. to have
and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the
appurtenances unto the said Joseph Nevill his heirs or assignees
forever from me my heirs #c & from the claim of all
& every other person or persons whatsoever shall forever
warrant and in witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written.
George Douglass (seal)
Signed sealed & Delivered in
presence of
Teste Rougherty
Sherod Bybee

Barren County Sct October the 7th 1815
This Indenture of bargain and sale from George
Douglass to Joseph Nevill was on the day of the date
hereof acknowledged before me by the said Douglass
to be his act and deed and there upon the same was
admited to record in my office Teste T W Davis DCl

Below is a plot of the 200 acres (in pink) over the tope of the original 300 acre plot.

The final 100 acres of this piece of land was sold by Samuel Douglass in1829 to Thomas Br[oa]dy. This deed is on page 390 of volume L of Barren County Deeds (FamilySearch digitized microfilm)

While these deeds do not show any connection between the Douglass family and either Crawford family, they do place George Douglass in Barren County, Kentucky where James and Martha also owned land. The Crawford land was on Marrowbone Creek. At this time, I have no idea whether the Douglass land was close to the Crawford land or whether several hills and valleys separated the two pieces of land.