William Gillies Harding Descendants

William Gillies Harding (abt 1803-15 Aug 1865)

+Elizabeth Fowler (1804-29 Jan 1846)

. . . . 2-Caroline Harding (8 May 1831-17 Mar 1895)

. . . . +Fred Spragg (abt 1830-19 May 1863)

. . . . . . . . 3-George Frederick Spragg (24 Oct 1857-16 Dec 1878)

. . . . . . . . 3-William H. Spragg (1 Oct 1854-1933)

. . . . . . . . +Martha Peterson (Aug 1863-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith Spragg (9 Mar 1885-1950)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Earl Spragg (26 May 1888-25 Feb 1937)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edward Vernon Spragg (25 Aug 1891-26 Feb 1957)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Blanche Spragg (Mar 1895-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Florence Pearl Spragg (26 Nov 1899-21 Jun 1903)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clarence Harold Spragg (19 Jun 1903-1 Nov 1981)

. . . . . . . . 3-John B. Spragg (19 Nov 1858-12 Oct 1886)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Louise Nicol (22 Jan 1862-1942)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bertie Spragg (6 Sep 1880-8 Dec 1882)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Brunswick Spragg (29 Oct 1886-26 Dec 1949)

. . . . . . . . 3-Charlotte Spragg (12 Nov 1860-1939)

. . . . . . . . +Charles Stewart (1837-1931)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frederick Stewart (abt 1879-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Lawrence Stewart (7 Apr 1884-10 Dec 1972)

. . . . . . . . 3-Winfred Spragg (31 Jan 1862-13 May 1862)

. . . . . . . . 3-Caroline Spragg (6 Apr 1863-15 Mar 1918)

. . . . . . . . +Perry W. Southwick (17 Jan 1860-12 Oct 1913)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George Southwick (12 May 1883-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Perry W Southwick (29 Aug 1886-10 Nov 1938)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Earnest Southwick (10 Apr 1890-22 Apr 1935)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Caroline Elizabeth Southwick (4 Jul 1893-24 Jan 1955)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clarence W Southwick (9 Jul 1903-2 Sep 1951)

. . . . +Levi Orcutt (-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Mabel Ann Orcutt (6 Jul 1872-25 May 1952)

. . . . . . . . +William Clinton Bingham (Oct 1867-1934)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Chester Levi Bingham (12 Jan 1895-18 Apr 1960)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Grace Irene Bingham (5 Aug 1897-30 Mar 1980)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harold Ervin Bingham (3 Jun 1900-6 Jan 1935)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sharlott Carrie Bingham (11 Feb 1908-1984)

. . . . 2-Abel Harding (30 Apr 1833-13 Nov 1906)

. . . . +Cynthia Gertrude Edwards (Sep 1846-2 Jun 1926)

. . . . . . . . 3-Edna Harding (abt 1866-16 Aug 1930)

. . . . . . . . +William C. Allen (1864-30 Oct 1940)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Cecil Allen (abt 1885-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jessie MaE Allen (24 Jun 1886-24 Dec 1944)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alice A. Allen (Jul 1889-15 Feb 1947)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Addie A Allen (12 Jul 1889-16 May 1913)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Flossy B Allen (23 Jul 1893-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Donald William Allen (10 Jul 1900-13 Nov 1964)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dollie Allen (abt 1901-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Allen (abt 1903-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilbur Harry “Tink” Allen (6 Jun 1905-7 Mar 1964)

. . . . . . . . 3-Lettie Mae Harding (Sep 1867-1934)

. . . . . . . . +Edwin B. Hawley (1856-22 Jun 1925)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Fred Orville Hawley (15 Aug 1886-1 Feb 1964)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Harding  Hawley (16 Dec 1901-26 Dec 1988)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Birdie Jennie Hawley (4 Oct 1899-21 Feb 1996)

. . . . . . . . 3-Clara Jane Harding (abt 1872-23 Jul 1943)

. . . . . . . . +Frank Merrill (-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ada R Merrill (Jan 1892-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel B Merrill (Nov 1894-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Abel Merrill (13 Dec 1896-10 Oct 1954)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Vivian Marie Merrill (16 Feb 1900-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sidney Clifford Merrill (abt 1903-25 Oct 1941)

. . . . . . . . 3-Nina Belle “Mina” Harding (24 Nov 1876-1964)

. . . . . . . . +Albert Halverson (May 1863-10 Jan 1927)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jenny Halverson (16 Sep 1895-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lloyd Halverson (Apr 1897-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marie Halverson (abt 1904-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Grace Elizabeth Harding (10 Aug 1880-1906)

. . . . . . . . +Edward Quenell (8 Aug 1880-7 May 1952)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hilda Edna Quenell (28 Oct 1903-27 Jun 1985)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William James Quenell (31 Aug 1902-25 Jul 1986)

. . . . . . . . 3-Lola Harding (15 Mar 1883-8 Jun 1971)

. . . . . . . . +John Beauchemin (-14 Apr 1933)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Milton Seymore Bushman (8 Dec 1902-1966)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Kenneth G Bushman (abt 1909-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nina Beauchemin (abt 1912-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-August Able Bushman (19 Aug 1919-3 May 1964)

. . . . . . . . +Samuel Niles (12 May 1871-14 Jun 1950)

. . . . . . . . 3-James Earl Harding (13 Jun 1885-19 Nov 1947)

. . . . . . . . +Pearl Spaulding (10 May 1885-1963)

. . . . . . . . +Anna Augusta Ewald (Jul 1886-30 Jan 1925)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Earl Leroy Harding (14 Dec 1911-24 Nov 1986)

. . . . . . . . 3-Martha Gertrude Harding (3 Oct 1888-21 Oct 1931)

. . . . . . . . +Leslie H Corbett (abt 1883-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ralph Harding Corbett (13 Sep 1911-15 Nov 1932)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Shirley Ruth Corbett (abt 1920-15 Jul 1986)

. . . . 2-Thomas Harding (abt 1834-18 Nov 1885)

. . . . +Mary E. Brine (14 Jul 1852-10 Dec 1885)

. . . . . . . . 3-James Franklin Harding (10 Jan 1872-28 Apr 1962)

. . . . . . . . +Laura M Betts (Jan 1880-1923)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thomas Carl Harding (19 Nov 1903-7 Feb 1946)

. . . . . . . . +Carrie Edith Wilson (11 Mar 1888-1957)

. . . . . . . . 3-Addie Harding (abt 1875-19 Jan 1910)

. . . . . . . . 3-Maude Mabel Harding (abt 1876-)

. . . . . . . . +Clayton Earnest Cook (abt 1871-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Raymond Cook (1893-1894)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Guy Clayton Cook (22 Apr 1895-1 Apr 1949)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harry Harding Cook (21 Jun 1897-6 Nov 1974)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Milton James Cook (Apr 1900-8 Dec 1904)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marie Cook (3 Feb 1903-24 Feb 1997)

. . . . . . . . +Conrad C. Funk (14 Feb 1865-1 May 1951)

. . . . . . . . +Harvey William Dean (1873-1945)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Harold Harvey Dean (5 Jun 1908-14 May 1991)

. . . . 2-Abigail Harding (abt 1837-)

. . . . 2-Julia Harding (1840-4 Jan 1892)

. . . . +Albert Hutchinson (abt 1838-22 Jul 1896)

. . . . . . . . 3-Gertrude Hutchinson (12 Jul 1860-1 Oct 1914)

. . . . . . . . +Johann Georg Layer (5 Feb 1850-30 Oct 1913)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lidia Marie Layer (28 Apr 1878-3 Feb 1942)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-May Louisa Layer (7 Apr 1880-7 Jul 1881)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ernest H. Layer (23 Mar 1884-2 Feb 1885)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Albert John Layer (1 Apr 1888-23 Jun 1936)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-_____ Layer (30 Nov 1898-31 Dec 1898)

. . . . . . . . 3-Albert G. Hutchinson (9 Jun 1862-11 Apr 1922)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Anna Baker (abt 1863-aft 1922)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Lidia Hutchinson (4 Aug 1892-5 Aug 1985)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Rachel Hutchinson (Aug 1890-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ray Gillis Hutchinson (21 Aug 1892-14 Feb 1942)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John William Hutchinson (14 Apr 1895-16 Mar 1939)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sarah Elizabeth Hutchinson (27 Aug 1897-26 Mar 1976)

. . . . . . . . 3-William Henry Hutchinson (2 Mar 1865-15 May 1936)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Ella Hall (abt 1870-14 Jun 1950)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ella May Hutchinson (abt 1890-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alzeda Hutchinson (12 Aug 1892-30 Dec 1964)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William M. Hutchinson (7 Oct 1892-12 Jun 1952)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruth Hutchinson (28 Jun 1897-2 Jul 1930)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruby Grace Hutchinson (20 Jun 1898-20 Dec 1918)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jennie Hutchinson (Jun 1899-12 Mar 1954)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thomas Guy Hutchinson (28 Aug 1901-12 Jan 1962)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmer Leroy “Roy” Hutchinson (26 Feb 1905-20 Sep 1967)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-_____ Hutchinson (6 Mar 1907-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Frederick Hutchinson (abt 1867-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Cary Hutchinson (abt 1869-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Winifred Mae “Winnie” Hutchinson (6 May 1871-23 Sep 1913)

. . . . . . . . +Hiram Miles Currey (23 Oct 1866-15 Sep 1943)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Infant Currey (18 Apr 1892-10 May 1892)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Henry Currey (25 May 1893-20 May 1906)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Herbert Miles Currey (3 Apr 1895-20 Apr 1971)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hiram Currey (11 Aug 1897-24 Jan 1898)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Myrtle Irene Currey (11 Jan 1899-23 Jul 1970)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Lela Currey (17 Aug 1901-8 Dec 1977)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Winnie Letha Currey (30 Jun 1903-11 Feb 1992)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Earnest Oran Currey (5 Apr 1906-25 May 1979)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alma Jean Currey (5 Apr 1912-7 Sep 1989)

. . . . . . . . 3-Elnora Hutchinson (21 Sep 1874-21 May 1921)

. . . . . . . . +Zachariah Northern (5 Sep 1866-29 Jun 1952)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Maude Mulida Northern (5 May 1890-21 Jun 1949)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Northern (Feb 1892-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Claud Northern (abt 1893-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel S. Northern (21 Mar 1900-30 Sep 1976)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jessie Northern (15 Dec 1910-15 Feb 1988)

. . . . . . . . 3-Guy Thomas Hutchinson (29 Feb 1876-12 Feb 1946)

. . . . . . . . +Ida Pasha Belle _____ (29 Jul 1888-9 Jan 1961)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorothy L. Hutchinson (21 Nov 1912-Dec 1979)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ethel Belle Hutchinson (18 Jul 1921-25 Apr 1935)

. . . . . . . . 3-Francesca Hutchinson (Jul 1879-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Howard Hutchinson (1881-27 Mar 1905)

. . . . . . . . 3-Elvira Hutchinson (abt 1884-)

. . . . 2-Isabella Harding (31 Aug 1844-27 Dec 1900)

. . . . +Samuel B. Palmer (10 Jul 1836-21 Jan 1926)

. . . . . . . . 3-Isadora Palmer (9 Feb 1862-11 Sep 1925)

. . . . . . . . +Ireneous Payne Burbank (28 Dec 1853-2 May 1936)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Herschel Burbank (16 Jan 1897-1897)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Charles P Burbank (16 Jan 1898-25 Jan 1898)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Verna May Burbank (12 Dec 1893-30 Dec 1969)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frank Henry Burbank Sr (12 Jun 1891-19 Jul 1934)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Estella Maude Burbank (10 Mar 1888-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Vernon Burbank (30 Nov 1899-30 Nov 1899)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George Samuel Burbank (17 Jan 1885-1 Jun 1906)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel Irene Burbank (21 Dec 1904-26 Dec 1992)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Penny Mable Burbank (2 Feb 1883-30 Apr 1883)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Minnie Malida Burbank (19 Oct 1879-6 Mar 1883)

. . . . . . . . 3-Olive Palmer (26 Feb 1865-22 Sep 1927)

. . . . . . . . +John W. Stanley (1856-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John W Stanley (24 Oct 1885-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-LeRoy Stanley (Jun 1890-25 Mar 1916)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmer Walter Stanley (24 Oct 1885-12 Apr 1922)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Brooks Stanley (30 May 1881-6 Oct 1927)

. . . . . . . . 3-Emma Abigail Palmer (abt 1868-22 Sep 1944)

. . . . . . . . +James William Kelley (20 Aug 1861-24 Oct 1933)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jessie Mae Kelley (Jan 1892-16 Feb 1919)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Robert Kelley (7 Jan 1903-16 Jun 1964)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ralph W Kelley (4 Jul 1890-21 Nov 1935)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Archie Richmond Kelley (10 May 1888-16 Oct 1963)

. . . . . . . . 3-Walter Palmer (1 May 1870-15 Feb 1932)

. . . . . . . . +Millie Amelia Snowden (16 Jan 1876-15 Sep 1955)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmer L Palmer (2 Jun 1893-16 Mar 1963)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Everett Joy Palmer (5 Nov 1895-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Florence Mae Palmer (25 Aug 1900-31 May 1987)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruby Florine Palmer (1902-1930)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Earl E. Palmer (14 Jan 1905-14 Jul 1936)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Carl H. Palmer (10 Aug 1908-25 Aug 1986)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ray A. Palmer (20 Mar 1916-4 Mar 1945)

. . . . . . . . 3-Sophia Palmer (abt 1875-)

. . . . . . . . +Robert T. Burns (-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Myrtle Burns (Dec 1896-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Eva Ruth Burns (5 May 1898-6 Jul 1985)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Irene “Rene” Burns (7 Feb 1902-4 Jan 1980)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lester Burns (27 Feb 1903-5 Jun 1972)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert T Burns (19 Sep 1904-8 Apr 1905)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Neal Eugene Burns (27 Dec 1906-6 Jan 1966)

. . . . . . . . +James Morey (1873-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Myrtle Leona Morey (7 Mar 1890-5 Aug 1964)

. . . . . . . . 3-Frank Palmer (22 Nov 1875-)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Elizabeth Evans (14 Oct 1879-25 Aug 1969)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frank Leroy Palmer (22 Jul 1898-8 Jul 1900)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Fred Isma Palmer (29 Aug 1900-22 Apr 1975)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Geneva ” Eva” Isabel Palmer (28 Sep 1902-25 Jul 1978)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thelma Mae Palmer (22 Dec 1905-Feb 1979)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Carl George Palmer (2 Sep 1908-10 Apr 1973)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lena Marie Palmer (11 May 1911-3 Apr 1984)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Mildred Palmer (1914-18 Jan 1917)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Palmer (29 Nov 1916-18 Jan 1917)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Walter E. ” Bill” Palmer (8 Mar 1918-25 Aug 1994)

. . . . . . . . 3-Irene Isabelle Palmer (30 Aug 1878-4 Sep 1940)

. . . . . . . . +Harvey Roberts (-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alva Joy Roberts (1 Jul 1897-1 Feb 1936)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Samuel Roberts (Sep 1899-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith Mae Roberts (6 Oct 1902-2 Apr 1986)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jesse  Roberts (1906-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alida Jean Roberts (27 Jun 1910-8 Jun 1966)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Irene Roberts (abt 1914-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Jesse Cecil Palmer (2 Mar 1882-16 May 1944)

. . . . . . . . +Mary L. Bossung (Oct 1879-31 Jul 1947)

. . . . . . . . +Ollie Harding (-)

. . . . 2-William Henry Harding (15 Apr 1846-15 Apr 1917)

. . . . +Sarah M. Orcutt (abt 1852-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Jesse Harding (28 Feb 1869-May 1939)

. . . . . . . . 3-Ida B. Harding (28 May 1874-28 Feb 1949)

. . . . . . . . +James Vinsonhaler (18 Mar 1869-24 Nov 1957)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Henry Vinsonhaler (27 Sep 1897-21 Nov 1953)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gertrude Vinsonhaler (8 Feb 1900-26 Oct 1960)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Harold Vinsonhaler (19 Sep 1903-25 Nov 1963)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilma Vinsonhaler (abt 1908-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Maurice Vinsonhaler (9 May 1910-29 May 1984)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lola Vinsonhaler (4 Sep 1916-19 Dec 2006)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James H. Vinsonhaler (abt 1924-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leonard S. Vinsonhaler (abt 1925-)

. . . . . . . . 3-William Edward Harding (23 Jun 1877-10 Feb 1954)

. . . . . . . . +Violet Mae Spicer (10 Jul 1884-9 Oct 1919)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Goldie Harding (1904-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bertha Harding (1909-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ollie Harding (abt 1914-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Grace Harding (Nov 1890-)

. . . . . . . . +Russell Conwell Bennett (15 Feb 1894-Apr 1973)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Russell Bennett (30 Aug 1922-13 Oct 2016)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jack Bennett (1918-)

+Eliza Henderson (abt 23 Nov 1817-23 May 1887)

. . . . 2-Hattie C. Harding (Sep 1857-)

. . . . +William H. Everts (10 Jan 1855-21 Jun 1929)

. . . . . . . . 3-Harry Henderson Everts (2 Mar 1889-Dec 1970)

. . . . . . . . +Mary Belle Mitchell (1895-1977)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorothy Jane Everts (18 Aug 1920-8 Jul 1991)

. . . . . . . . 3-Irl A Everts (17 May 1892-4 Apr 1945)

. . . . . . . . +Genevieve D Brallier (-)

. . . . . . . . 3-Agnes M. Everts (12 May 1897-10 Feb 1920)

. . . . . . . . 3-Minnie Everts (4 Oct 1900-10 Jun 1968)

. . . . . . . . +Vergil Glen Dixon (-)

. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lyle G. Dixon (-)

. . . . 2-Minerva E. Harding (Apr 1864-24 Sep 1938)

Harding ThruLines

Are you a fan of Ancestry’s ThruLines or a naysayer? Since I believe ThruLines can be a valuable tool, I’m willing to research descendants of my ancestors and to make corrections in my tree when my additional research identifies issues.

As I’m currently researching the descendants of William G. Harding (1803-1865), I’m struggling with his son Abel Harding (1833-1906) and his descendants. At this point, I have identified the children of Abel Harding and Cynthia Gertrude Edwards as follows:

  • Edna Harding (1866-1930) – md William C. Allen
  • Lettie Mae Harding (1867-1934) – md Edwin B. Hawley
  • Clara Jean Harding (1872-1943) – md Frank Merril in 1890 in Pipestone, MN
  • Nina Belle Harding (1876-1964) – md Albert Halverson in 1894 in Yellow Medicine, MN
  • Grace Elizabeth Harding (1880-1906) – md Edward Quenell in 1901 in Rulo, NE
  • Lola Harding (1883-1971) – md John Beauchemin in Rulo, NE
  • James Earl Harding (1885-1947) – md Anna Ewald in Anacortes, WA
  • Martha Gertrude Harding (1888-1931) – md Leslie H Corbett

Hoping that I have this family correct, I decided to check my ThruLines for William G. Harding that go thru Abel to see if I have DNA data to support the family. Since my brothers also tested, I have three sets of ThruLines.

My ThruLines
DC ThruLines
LivingT ThruLines

At first glance, I have matches thru the 7 daughters. As an additional test, I analyzed each of these matches and compared the shared CMs for the matches with the expected results from the Shared CM project.

Looking at this data, it may support the following daughters: Edna, Lettie Mae and Martha G. Because quite a few of these matches share a very low number of cM, I can’t use this data as ‘PROOF’ that I have the family correct.

Even though this doesn’t ‘prove’ the family, it also doesn’t disprove any of the family. Thus, I need to do more digging to try and locate additional information for this family.

Merged Abels

Do you ever feel like you’ve made a mistake in your genealogy research that seems almost impossible to undo? That’s how I feel right now with my research of Harding descendants.

I recently wrote about my confusing to Abel Hardings who are actually first cousins in my Multiple Abels post. As I’ve been researching the descendants of William Gillies Harding, I’ve discovered that there is a third Abel Harding. At this time, I only have an 1870 census record to identify this third Abel.

  • Abel Harding, age 36, living in Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin in 1870 – son of Abel Guilford Harding and Ann Nase
  • Abel Harding, age 36, living in Fremont, Fayette County, Iowa in 1870 – son of William Gillies Harding and Elizabeth Fowler; Also listed in the census was a wife, Centhy, and two children Edna, age 3 and May, age 2
  • Abel Harding, age 29, living in Bremer County, Iowa with a wife named Cynthia and two children Ida, age 4 and Ella, age 2
1870 Racine County, Wisconsin
1870 Census Fayette County, Iowa
1870 Census Bremer County, Iowa

Even though there is an age difference, the two Abel Hardings on the 1870 census in Iowa appear to have been merged on FamilySearch. FamilySearch shows Cynthia Harding as Cynthia Gertrude Edwards, born in 1848 in New York. This matches the information for Cynthy Hading in the Fremont County census. When it comes to the children, it appears they have been merged. Edna and Ida becomes Edna Ada Harding while May and Ella becomes Ella Mary Harding.

In 1880, the census for what is likely the 2nd Abel Harding shows the following family living in Mitchell County, Iowa.

  • Abel Harding, age 48, born New Brunswick
  • Cynthia Harding, age 33, born New York
  • Ada Harding, age 14, born Iowa
  • Mary Harding, age 13, born Iowa
  • Clara Harding, age 8, born Michigan
  • Lina Harding, age 3, born Iowa
1880 Census Mitchell County, Iowa

This 1880 census record caused me to assign the name, May Mary Harding to the second child. Whether I copied that from someone else or whether they copied that from me, it appears on 58 Ancestry trees.

Many of these trees also include the name ‘Lettie’. By using the name, Lettie Harding, I was able to find additional records to piece together her family.

After doing some digging on FamilySearch, I was able to locate what is likely this same family.

So far, I haven’t found additional information on the third Abel Harding.

However, I have been able to document Lettie Mae Harding Hawley’s family. (Endnote numbers at end of each fact.) Much more research will be required to make sure that I’m not making mistakes again.

Name: Lettie Mae Harding (GC7W-JS2)

Sex: Female
Father: Abel Harding (LJKW-BX4) 1833-1906
Mother: Cynthia Gertrude Edwards 1846-1926

Individual Facts
Birth Sep 1867 Iowa, United States 2–3

Residence 1870 (about age 3) Fremont, Iowa, United States 1

Residence 19 Jun 1880 (about age 12) Cedar Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States 4

Residence 1895 (about age 28) Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States 5

ChildParent-Parent 4 Oct 1899 (about age 32) Birdie Jennie Hawley (GC7W-KHX); Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States 6

Residence 1900 (about age 33) Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States 3

ChildParent-Parent 16 Dec 1901 (about age 34) William Harding Hawley (GC7W-VWG); Deuel, South Dakota, United States 7

Residence 1910 (about age 43) Seattle, King, Washington, United States 8

Residence 1920 (about age 53) Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States 9

Alt. Name Mary Hawley (GC7W-JS2) 10

Residence 1931 (about age 64) Fort Ripley, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States 10

Death 1934 (about age 67) South Dakota, United States 2,11

Burial Hillcrest Cemeter, Estelline, Hamlin, South Dakota, United States 2

Marriages/Children

Edwin B. Hawley (GC7W-GFB) 1856-1925
Children Fred Orville Hawley (G8DL-QHR) 1886-1964
William Harding Hawley (GC7W-VWG) 1901-1988
Birdie Jennie Hawley (GC7W-KHX) 1899-1996

Endnotes:

  1. 1870 U.S. Census, Fayette County, Iowa, population schedule, Fremont, Fayette County, Iowa, page 5 Image 5 of 13, household 56, Harding Abel; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2018)
  2. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 1 November 2020), memorial for May Hawley (1867-1934), Find a Grave Memorial no. #46625124, created by L Nystrom, citing HIllcrest Cemetery, Estelline, Hamline County, South Dakota; accompanying photograph by L Nystrom, May Hawley.
  3. 1900 U.S. Census, Deuel County, South Dakota, population schedule, Clear Lake, Deuel County, South Dakota, ED 129, Sheet 2B Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], family 46, E. B. Hawley; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 1 November 2020)
  4. 1880 U.S. Census, Mitchell County, Iowa, population schedule, Cedar Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, page 18 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 180, Abel Harding; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2018); NARA microfilm publication T9
  5. “Iowa, State Census, 1895,”State Historical Society of Iowa, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (1 November 2020), May Hawley.
  6. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online 1 November 2020), Birdie J Grothaus.
  7. “South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1917,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 16 October 2021), William Harding Hawley.
  8. 1910 U.S. Census, King County, Washington, population schedule, Seattle, King County, Washington, enumeration district (ED) ED 58, Sheet 20A, family 44, Edwin Hawley; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 16 October 2021); NARA microfilm publication T624.
  9. 1920 U.S. Census, Deuel County, South Dakota, population schedule, Clear Lake, Deuel County, South Dakota, ED 126, Sheet 2A Image 3 of 18, family 29, E. B. Hawley; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 16 October 2021)
  10. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2018), memorial for Martha G Harding Corbett (1888-1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. #150778946, created by Merrily Lawson, citing cremated, ;, Martha G Harding Corbett.
  11. South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955, Lettie M. Hawley, 18 March 1934; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 16 October 2021). Original Source: Index to South Dakota Death Records, 1905-1955.

They Eloped

Are you a fan of the hints the various genealogy sites provide linking someone in your tree to a record? I have to admit that I am a fan of those hints, particularly the Ancestry leaf hints. Some would say that I’m a lazy researcher when I’m doing descendancy research since I often don’t dig any further than those hints.

And then I run across Maude Mabel Harding with hints for three different surnames. At first, I dismiss those hints since FamilySearch does not show Maude (KCW7-CK2) with only one husband, Clayton Cook, whom she married in 1892 in Bremer County, Iowa. But those hints keep ‘poking’ at me, wanting me to pay attention. Thus, I decide to look at the three suggested trees. And I find the Sears Family Tree with the three husbands and SOURCES.

One of those sources is a 1930 Iowa marriage record where Maud Mabel (Harding) Dean lists her parents as Thomas Harding and Mary Briner – the same parents that I have for Maud Mabel Harding. According to the record, Maude Mabel Dean married Conrad C. Funk on 6 Aug 1930.

With this 1930 record and the 1892 record from Bremer County, Iowa, I now have identified two potential husbands for Maude Mabel Harding: Clayton Earnest Cook and Conrad C. Funk.

But in the 1930 marriage record, her surname was Dean. Thus, I need to look for a marriage sometime between her marriage to Clayton Cook in 1892 and her marriage to Conrad Funk in 1930. The Ancestry tree that led me to the marriage record identifies the second husband as Harvey W. Dean. It also indicates that Maude and Harvey Dean had a son born in 1908. This would place their marriage sometime between 1903 and 1908.

I decided to search Iowa newspapers to see what I could learn about Harvey Dean and his wife, Maude Harding Cook. I found an article in The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) indicating that Harvey Dean and Mrs. Cook eloped.

Waverly Has an Elopement Sensation
Harvey Dean and Mrs. Clayton Cook Left Town Together
Waverly, Iowa, Oct. 13 — One of the greatest sensations which has occurred in Waverly for several years has just come to light in the discovery that one woman’s husband and another man’s wife, who left Waverly on the same day for different destinations, really went together and are now supposed to be living in St. Paul as husband and wife. The man in the case is Harvey W. Dean, a carpenter by trade, and one of Waverly’s best known citizens. He is the only son of the late G. R. Dean, once county superintendent of Bremer county and for many years mayor of Waverly. The woman with whom Dean is said to have eloped is Mrs. Clayton Cook, who for the past few years has resided in the third ward. Mrs. Cook took with her her three small children.
Harven Dean has led a rather unusual life. His wife secured a divorce from him and soon after married him again. They have four small children, one of which was born before the divorce and three since they were remarried. about two years ago, Dean, who is a splendid specimen of physical manhood, and conceded to be the strongest man in Bremer county, discovered that he posessed rare hypnotic powers. For several monthes he successfully toured the country giving demonstrations in coutry school houses. It is now believed that this hypnotic power has played an important part in the elopement. Parties in position to know state that for some months past Mrs. Cook has acted as one under a hypnotic spell. A particularly atrocious feature of the elopement is the fact that at the time of leaving home, his little children were under quarantine, being afflicted with scarlet fever.

“Waverly Has an Elopement Sensation,” The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), 13 October 1905, page 1; digital images, Newspaepers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 6 October 2021).

Several other Iowa newspapers had a version of this same story. Then a year and a half later, the Waterloo Iowa Courier contains a notice of the marriage of Harvey Dean and Maude Cook.

The City in Brief
A license to wed as issued today to Harvey W. Dean, 33 and Maude M. Cook, 30, both of Waterloo.

“The City in Brief,” The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 8 February 1907, page 8; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 6 October 2021).

A search of the Ancestry database, Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1951, found a marriage record for Harvey Dean and Maude Cook.

Name: Maude M Cook
[Maude M Hardy]
Gender: Female
Race: American
Age: 31
Birth Date: abt 1876
Birth Place: Bremer Co. IA
Marriage Date: 8 Feb 1907
Marriage Place: Black Hawk, Iowa, USA
Father: Hardy
Mother: Mary Brown
Spouse: Harvey W Dean

These newspaper articles and marriage records support the tree with multiple husbands for Maude Mabel Harding. Now, I need to go back and pay attention to those hints that I ignored. This experience is teaching me to dig a little deeper when the hints keep pushing me in a different direction.

Multiple Abels

Have you ever looked at some of the facts that you have entered for a person and questioned whether you had mixed up two people of the same name? That was my situation when I was researching descendants of William Gillies Harding, including his son, Abel Harding.

I had accepted an Ancestry hint indicating that this Abel Harding had served for the state of Wisconsin during the civil war. Knowing that there were other Hardings, including an Abel Harding, living in Wisconsin, I decided to do some research on those Harding.

The elder Abel Harding in Wisconsin is a brother to William Gillies Harding. Thus, their sons, both named Abel, are first cousins.

I was able to locate an obituary for Abel G. Harding of Racine, Wisconsin. This obituary not only proves that it was the Wisconsin cousin who served during the civil war, but will help me with future research of these two men and their families.

Abel G. Harding Called by Death
Well Known Old Time Lake Captain and Veteran of Civil War Passes Away Early Today
Capt. Abel G. Harding, aged 86, soldier of the Civil war, prominent retired lake captain, pioneer citizen and former member of the local police department, died about 9 o’clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Steffens, 1522 Phillips avenue.
He was born in New Brunswick and came to Racine when a lad 16 years of age and lived here to the time of his death. When a young man he was a sailor on the Great Lakes and because of his ability rapidly rose to the position of second mate, then first mate and captain and for many years commanded some of the largest sailing vessels plying between Lake Michigan ports and Buffalo, and other eastern ports of entry. He was considered a very careful navigator.
When the civil war broke out he enlisted in Company K. forty-ninth Wisconsin infantry, going in as a private and coming out as corporal. He was a brave and courageous soldier and took part in most of the battles of his regiment.
Capt. Harding was a member of the local police force for some years, and he was also superintendent of construction of sewers and other public work in Racine and other cities for the E. R. Harding company.
In the death of Capt. Harding another pioneer passes to the majority. He was a progressive citizen, honest and upright and always ready to assist in anything that was fair and honorable.
He is survived by three children — Edward R. Harding and Mrs. Clara Steffens, of this with, and William Harding, of Chicago, also six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

“Abel G. Harding Called by Death,” Racine Journal (Racine, Wisconsin), 17 September 1920, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 30 September 2021).

Harding Puzzle Piece

Have you ever thought that your efforts researching your family history were similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle? When I started my genealogy research, I was working with the family stories and documents that my grandmothers provided. Gathering that information and piecing it together was like putting together the border of a puzzle.

As I began to gather information from other sources, it was like turning pieces colored side up. As I evaluated that information, I was able to begin putting the pieces together into family groups. Sometimes, I found that it takes negative evidence, or pieces that just don’t seem to fit, to help put that family together.

When trying to figure out who Julia Harding Hutchinson’s mother was the clues from ‘negative evidence’ were very helpful. The 1887 will for Eliza Harding was one of those pieces of evidence.

#1472

Will of Eliza Harding, Deceased
In the name of God amen.
I Eliza Harding of the Township of Mt Vernon in
Black Hawk County State of Iowa being of sound mind
and memory to make publish and declare this my
last will & testament in manner following, viz
First, I give and bequeath to my son A. H. Ponsford
the farm in said Mt Vernon Township now occupied by
me and known as the homestead and containing eighty
acres to be held used and enjoyed b him to & for his
sole and exclusive use and benefit forever subject
however to be payment of the charges hereinafter men-
tioned and which are t be & remain a charge on said
land until the same are removed by full payment & sat
isfaction
Second I give and bequeath to my daughter Hattie
C. Harding the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to
her by my said son A. H. Ponsford within four years after
my decease and I do further direct that my said
daughter shall have the right to retain her home on
the first above mentioned home farmso long as she shall
desire a home or until she shall have acquired a house
of her own or shall have married.
Third, I give & Bequeath to my daughter Minnie T. Harding
the sum of Two hundred dollars to be paid to her by the
said A. H. Ponsford in manner and form as is provided
in the last foregoing provision and I do also direct
that she shall have the right of keeping and maintain
ing a home on said home farm so long as she may
desire or shall need such home.
Fourth – I give and bequeath to my won Walter
Ponsford the sum of twenty five dollars to be paid
to him by the said A. H. Ponsford in manner & form so
as is provided in the last foregoing provision

Fifth I give and bequeath to my son Joseph
Ponsford the sum of Twenty Five Dollars to be paid
to him by the sad A. H. Ponsford in manner & form
as is provided in the last forgoing provision

Sixth – I direct that the personal property of
which I may be possessed at the time of my decease
shall be held & received by my children and shall

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be by their divided & distributed among them as they
may decree best
Seventh – I give and bequeath to my daughter
Rachel Stickney of Cedar Falls Iowa the sum of
twenty dollars to be paid to her by the said A. H. Ponsford
in manner as is mentioned in the two last foregoing
provisions (the 4th & 5th)
Eighth – I give and bequeath to my daughter
Sarah the sum of five dollars to be paid to her
in the manner & form as provided in the last
foregoing provision.
Ninth – I name nominate & appoint my said
son A. H. Ponsford executor of this my last will &
Testament hereby revoking any all former or other
wills by me made. In witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand this 18th day of April AD 1887
Eliza Harding

We whose names are hereunto subscribed as witnesses
do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument consist
ing of three pages was on the day of the date thereof
signed and declared by the said Eliza Harding to be
her last will & Testament in the presence of us who
at her request and in her presence & in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses.
William Evverts
S H. Packard

State of Iowa
Black Hawk County
I A. J. Edwards Clerk of the
District Court of the State of Iow in and for said Black hawk
County do hereby certify that the foregoing Will of Eliza Harding
deceased was on the 26th day of September 1887 duly proved
and admitted to probate and record in said District
Court in accordance with law.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at my
office in Waterloo in said County on this 26th day of
September AD 1887
A J Edwards
Clerk District Court Black Hawk Co Iowa

Iowa, Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997, Eliza Harding, 18 April 1887; database with images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 September 2021). Original Source: Iowa, County, District and Probate Courts.

Eliza’s will appears to name her children:

  • A. H. Ponsford
  • Hattie Harding
  • Minnie Harding
  • Walter Ponsford
  • Joseph Ponsford
  • Rachel Stickney
  • Sarah

While this will appears to list the children of Eliza Harding, my ancestor, Julia Harding, is visibly absent from this will. Also missing from this will are the siblings of Julia identified in other records: Caroline, Abel, Thomas, Abigail, Isabella and William Henry. In 1887, Julia and her siblings were married and scattered between Bremer County, Iowa, and Richardson county Nebraska.

While this will would suggest that these are two separate Harding families, the 1860 census record for the Wm G Harding household in Mount Vernon Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa is one puzzle piece tying the families together. The Wm G Harding household in 1860 included the following people:

  • Wm G Harding, age 54 and born in New Brunswick
  • Elizabeth Harding, age 38 and born in Scotland
  • Thomas Harding, age 21 and born in New Brunswick
  • Joseph Ponsford, age 19 and born in New Brunswick
  • Rachel Ponsford, age 16 and born in New Brunswick
  • Henry Harding, age 14 and born in New Brunswick
  • Walter Ponsford, age 13 and born in New Brunswick
  • Alexander H Ponsford, age 10 and born in New Brunswick
  • Hattie Harding, age 3 and born in Wisconsin
1860 U.S. Census, Black Hawk County, Iowa, population schedule, Mt. Vernon Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa, page 118 Image 7 of 10, household 54, Wm G. Harding; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication M653

This 1860 census record appears to combine most of Eliza’s children and some of Julia’s siblings in the household of Wm G Harding. Using a birth place of New Brunswick as a clue, the Harding family was found on the 1851 census living in Westfeld, Kings County, New Brunswick.

  • William G Harding – male – widowed – age 47 – native – farmer
  • Caroline Harding – f – single – age 20 – native
  • Abel Harding – M – single – age 18 – native
  • Thomas Harding – M – single – age 16 – native
  • Abigail Harding – F – single – age 14 – native
  • Julia Harding – F – single – age 11 – native
  • Isabella Harding – F – single – age 9 – native
  • Henry Harding – male – single – age 5 – native
1851 Canadian Census, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada, Canadian census, Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswich, 1851, William Harding; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Nova Scotia Archives and Record Management

This 1851 census record lists Julia and her siblings in the household of William G. Harding. Eliza Harding is not listed on this record. Nor are any of the Ponsford children. Also absent from this record is a potential mother for the Harding children.

These two pieces of negative evidence, Eliza’s will which does not mention Julia and the 1851 New Brunswick census which does list Julia but does not list Eliza, are the basis for my current conclusion that Eliza is not the mother of Julia Harding.

However, I need additional evidence.

  • Marriage record for William G. Harding and Eliza
  • Census record for Eliza and her Ponsford children in 1850 or 1851
  • Eliza’s marriage record to a Ponsford
  • Death and/or burial records for William Harding’s first wife
  • Death an/or burial records for the father of the Ponsford children

Unfortunately, my puzzle will not be complete until I locate these hidden pieces of the puzzle.

Crossing Paths

As you are researching your ancestors do you ever find a family living in the same county as ancestors or cousins from a totally different branch of your tree? That’s been my experience recently.

I’ve been researching three generations of descendants of James Barr Ralston recently. As I’ve been working my way thru his children and their families, I have encountered quite a few of them with ties to Black Hawk County, Iowa. Black Hawk County, Iowa is where my ancestor, Julia Harding was married to Albert Hutchinson. My Ralston line is on my dad’s dad’s side of my tree. My Hutchinson/Harding branch is on my dad’s mom’s side of the tree. These two lines do not connect in my tree until my grandparents marry in Dodge City, Kansas.

Curious as to who all was in Black Hawk county at some time, I decided to create a ‘Who Was There’ report. Since this report takes a while to generate, I created a ‘Marked Group’ for anyone with a fact place containing Black Hawk, Iowa.

With the marked group created, I can now generate a ‘Who Was There’ report limited to the people in this marked group.

Not only does this create a nice report of everyone with a fact placing them in Black Hawk County Iowa between 1850 and 1940, but it keeps the color coding. The color coding is a visual clue to the fact that different branches of my tree were in Black Hawk County.

This report confirms what I was seeing while researching the descendants of James Barr Ralston. The color coding makes it easy to spot the various family lines.

NOTE: The above report may not contain everyone who should be on it. I recently discovered that if I don’t have a birth and death date for an individual, then they will not be included on this report.

Mothers in My Tree

#52Ancestors #MothersDay

(Maiden names are being used)

(3) My Mom

  • Four children
  • 1 died infancy

(5) Winnie Letha Currey

  • Three children
  • 1 died in infancy
  • 1 died as a young adult prior to marriage

(7) Pauline Mentzer

  • Five children
  • 1 died around 9 months

(9) Josie Winifred Hammond

  • Seven children
  • 3 boys and 4 girls

(11) Winnie Mae Hutchinson

  • Nine children
  • one baby only lived a month
  • a second baby lived about 5 months
  • son, Henry Currey, died at age 13
  • Winnie died in 1913, leaving Herbert 18, Myrtle 14, Mary 12, Winnie 10, Earnest 7, and Alma 1 1/2
  • Total of 5 boys, 4 girls with 2 boys and 4 girls in 1913 when their mother died

(13) Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts

  • Four children
  • 2 boys and 2 girls

(15) Nettie Adell Wells

  • Five children
  • 3 boys and 2 girls

(17) Mary Foster

  • Five children
  • 2 boys and 3 girls

(19) Sarah Ellen Ralston

  • Hammond Genealogy say 9 children
  • No documentation of first three children: William R. R. Hammond b 1864 and Homer L. Hammond b 1865 and Judson F. E. Hammond b 1866 found at this time
  • First three children have birth dates prior to her marriage
  • A fourth child, Glenn M. Hammond, is listed in the Hammond Genealogy. This child only lived one year. No other documentation found to date
  • Five documented children
  • 2 boys and 3 girls

(21) Angelina Jane Burke

  • Ten children
  • 6 boys and 4 girls

(23) Julia Harding

  • Eleven Children
  • Death dates currently unknown on 4 of the children: Frederick b1867, Cary b1869, Francesca b1879 and Elvira b 1884
  • 7 boys and 4 girls with 4 boys and 3 girls reaching adulthood

(25) Sarah Jane Thompson

  • Two children
  • 1 boy and 1 girl

(27) Rachel Elmeda Christy

  • Eight children
  • Set of twins did not survive. One died when almost one month old and the other died when a little over 3 months old.
  • 2 boys and 6 girls with 2 boys and 4 girls surviving to adulthood

(29) Emeline Minnick

  • Eight children
  • 6 boys and 2 girls

(31) Salome Adell Crandall

  • Four children
  • A boy, Freddie, lived about 7 years
  • A girl, Mary, lived about 9 months
  • Two girls survived to adulthood and married brothers

Julia Harding

Julia Harding was born in 1840 in New Brunswick, Canada.13

Julia Harding was listed on the 1851 census as an 11 year old female in the household of 47 year old William g. Harding in Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswick. Also listed in the household was 20 year old Caroline Harding; 18 year old Abel Harding; 16 year old Thomas Harding; 14 year old Abijah Harding; 9 year old Isabella Harding and 5 year old Henry Harding.4

She married Albert Hutchinson on 14 Sep 1859 in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.2,57

Julia Hutchinson was listed as a 20 year old female born in New Brunswick in the household of Albert Hutchinson living in Mount Vernon Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Also listed in the household was 16 year old  Isabella Harding and 36 year old Loren Gilbert.8

On 12 Jul 1860, Gertrude Hutchinson was born.

On 9 Jun 1862, Albert G. Hutchinson was born.9

On 2 Mar 1865, William Henry Hutchinson was born.9

About 1867, Frederick Hutchinson was born.

About 1869, Cary Hutchinson was born.

Julia Hutchinson was listed as a 35 year old female born New Brunswick in the hosehold of All Hutchinson in Jackson Township, Bremer County, Iowa.  Also listed in the household was a 10 year old female named Gertrude, an 8 year old male named Alice, a 6 year old male name Willie, a 3 year old male named Frederick and a 1 year old female named Cary.10

On 6 May 1871, Winnie Mae Hutchinson was born.9

On 21 Sep 1874, Elnora Hutchinson was born.9

On 29 Feb 1876, Guy Thomas Hutchinson was born.9,11

In Jul 1879, Francesca Hutchinson was born.

Jula Hurchardson was listed as the 40 year old wife of 49 year old A Huchardson living in Douglas Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. According to the census, Julia was born in New Brunswick. Also living in the household was a 15 year old son named William; a 9 year old duaghter named Winnie; a 7 year old daughter named Ellnora and a 4 year old son named Guy.12

About 1884, Elvira Hutchinson was born.

Julia Hutchinson was listed as a 44 year old female in the household of 55 year old Albert Hutchinson. ALso listed in the household was 21 year old Albert Hutchinson;  20 year old William Hutchinson ; 14 year old Winnie Hutchinson; 11 year old Guy Hutchinson; 9 year old Frank Hutchinson; 5 year old Leula Hutchinson and 1 year old Ehura Hutchinson.13

She died on 4 Jan 1892 at the age of 52 in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.9

ENDNOTES:

1. Ancestry.com, Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007).

2. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 85.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

3. 1851 Canadian Census, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada, Canadian census, Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswich, 1851, n.p. Image 9 of 90, Harding, William Harding; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Nova Scotia Archives and Record Management.

4. 1851 Canadian Census, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada, Canadian census, Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswich, 1851, , William Harding.

5. Marriage Index, Volume A 1853-1892 (Harding.IA.027) (Hutchinson.IA.002), , Black Hawk County Iowa.

6. 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 : viewed online 5 February 2021.

 7. “Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996,”Ancestry.com,  (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60284/ : viewed online (March 2017), Albert Hutchinson; Family Search.

8. 1860 U.S. Census, Black Hawk County, Iowa, population schedule, Mt. Vernon Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa, page 116 Image 5 of 10, family 34, Albert Hutchinson; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 5 February 2021); NARA microfilm publication M653.

9. “Albert Hutchinson, Co. D, 1st Iowa Cavalry,'” invalid / minor, Civil War Pension File, digital images obtained by Bruce Frail of American Civil War Ancstor research group, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

10. 1870 U.S. Census, Bremer County, Iowa, population schedule, Jackson Township, Bremer County, Iowa, Page 3 Image 3 of 29, household 24, All Hutchinson; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132.

11. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online October 2017), Guy Thomas Hutchinson.

12. 1880 U.S. Census, Mitchell County, Iowa, population schedule, Douglas Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, ED 302, page 9 and 10 Image 8 and 9 of 15, household 67, Huchardson A; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : veiwed online March 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9.

13. 1885 Iowa State Census, Bremer County, Iowa, state census, Jackson Township, Bremer County, Iowa, page 188 Image 33 of 37, household 177, Hutchinson Albert; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); State Historical Society of Iowa.

Marriage Affidavit

Affidavit of Henry Harding regarding marriages of Albert Hutchinson. (Note: Henry Harding was the brother of Julia Harding, first wife of Albert Hutchinson.)

Notice — The civil officer before whom I is affidavit is executed should be careful to fill in all spaces both in the cpation and jurat.

General Affidavit
State of Nebraska, County of Richardson, as:
In the matter of Claim of Elmer E Hutchinson

On this 4th day of September, A.D. 1911 personally
appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid
County and State, duly authorized to administer oaths Henry Harding
aged 65 years a resident of Rulo, in the
County of Richardson and State of Nebraska
whose Post Office address is Rulo Nebraska and
Edward Linle, aged 64 years, a resident of Rulo
Nebraska, in the County, Richardson
whose Post Office address is Rulo Nebraska
well known to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation
to the aforesaid case as follows: We wer well and intimately
acquainted with Albert J Hutchinson
knew hime before he arrived at a
marriageable age and we know and affirm
that he was not married prior to
his marriage to his first wife Julia
our acquaintance with him was
such that had such been the case we
would have know it
we also know and affirm that the
said Albert Hutchinson did not remarry
after the death of his first wife Julia
until he was married to Eliza
Valkenburg on the 8th day of August 1893

they further declare that they have no interest in said case and __ not concerned
in its posecution.
Henry Harding
Edward Linkle