Ricketts Military Service

The following documents are from the pension record for James Marshall Ricketts of Indiana and Kansas.

Executive Department of Indiana
Adjutant General’s Office
June 3, [1981]
Indianapolis
This certifies, that the official records of which I am the lawful custodian on file in this office show that James M. Ricketts
joined for duty and was enrolled as a Private of Company I, 119th 7 Cavalry
Regiment Indiana Volunteers at Indianapolis, Indiana on
the 18th day of August 1863, by Lt. Sahm
and that he was duly mustered into the Military
Service of the United States at Indianapolis, Indiana on the 11th
day of September 1863, for the term of three (3) years by
Captain Miller Mustering Officer
Age: 18
Mustered out at Hempstead, Texas on September 19, 1865
This Certificate is given as official evidence of enlistment, service, and
mustered out of James M. Ricketts of
Company K 119th 7 Cavalry Regiment Indiana Volunteers
Witness my hand and official seal
Alfred F. Ahner
Adjutant General, Indiana
State of Indiana
Commission on Public Records
For the Director
Debbie S. Dwenger
Archives Division

Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, D. C. Nov 26, 1870
Sir
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office
of application for Pension No. 155503, and to return it
herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this
Office.
It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that
James M. Ricketts was enrolled on the 18
day of Aug 1863 at Indianapolis in Co. K
7 Regiment of Ind Cav Volunteers to
serve 3 years or during the war, and mustered into
service as a Privt on the 11 day of Sept
1863 at Indianapolis, in Co K 7
Regiment of Ind Cav Volunteers to serve 3
years or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. K
of that Regiment for the months of Nov. an Dec.
1863 he is reported Sick in Hospital at Memphis
Tenn (date not stated) Present on all sub
rolls of Co to Aug 31/65 Mustered out
on detachment Muster out roll Sep 19/65
at Hempstead Tex as a Corpl


Certificate of Service
To all Whom it May Concern:
This is to Certify, that James m. Ricketts who was enrolled
on the 18 a of August one thousand eight hundred & sixty-three to
serve three years was Discharged on the 19 day of September 1865
with detachment at Hempstead, Texas, while holding
the grade of Corporal in Co K 7 Regiment of
Indiana Cavalry Volunteers
This Certificate is given upon evidence that the original discharge has been lost or destroyed
and in all cases upon the condition imposed by the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1873,
that it shall not be accepted as a voucher for the payment of any claim against the United States
for pay, bounty or other allowance, or as evidence in any other case.”
Given at the War Department, Washington, D.C. this 21 day of
February A.D. 1893

By authority of the Secretary of War
T C Ainswortjh
Colonel, U.S. Army
Chief, Record & Pension Office

358653

Horatio Hammond

Descendants

1. Horatio Hammond
b: 24 Oct 1798, Connecticut, United States
d: 7 Nov 1879, Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
+Louisa Fisk
b: 5 Aug 1806, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States
m: 14 Apr 1825, Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States
d: 17 Aug 1874, Ontario, Knox, Illinois, United States


. . . . . 11. Amelia Emily Hammond
          b: 23 Sep 1826
          d: 3 Oct 1886, Douglas, Oregon, United States
. . . . . +Stacy Shinn
          m: 8 Nov 1846
          d: 1850, Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
. . . . . +Samuel B. Hadley
          b: 10 Apr 1821, Oxford, Brownfield, Maine
          m: Apr 1851
          d: 20 Apr 1891, Lake, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 111. Albert Hadley
                    b: 20 Dec 1852, Oregon, United States
                    d: Nov 1882, Lake, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 112. Margaret Hadley
                    b: 8 Mar 1854, Oregon, United States
                    d: 2 Oct 1902
. . . . . . . . . . 113. Samuel Gibson Hadley
                    b: 3 Dec 1856, Oregon, United States
                    d: 23 May 1954, Lake, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 114. Melville Hadley
                    b: 22 Apr 1858, Oregon, United States
                    d: 8 Mar 1940, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 115. Melvina Hadley
                    b: 22 Apr 1858, Oregon, United States
                    d: 18 Aug 1941, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 116. Kate E Hadley
                    b: 7 Jul 1862, Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States
                    d: 2 Sep 1940, Lake, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 117. John Hadley
                    b: abt 1864, California, United States
                    d: 3 Nov 1876, Paisley, Lake, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 118. Henry Marshal Hadley
                    b: 15 Jun 1866, Oregon, United States
                    d: 16 Mar 1946, Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States


. . . . . 12. Juliett Hammond
          b: 24 Oct 1827
          d: 24 Jul 1907, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States
. . . . . +William M. Simms
          b: Jan 1830, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
          m: 27 Nov 1856, Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 121. Emma Amelia Simms
                    b: abt 1858, Illinois, United States
                    d: 11 Jul 1944, Riverside, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 122. Julia E. Simms
                    b: abt 1859, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 123. Etta Simms
                    b: Apr 1863, Illinois, United States
                    d: 1953
. . . . . . . . . . 124. William Simms
                    b: 21 Apr 1867, Sprinfield, Illinois
                    d: 7 Feb 1944, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States


. . . . . 13. George M. Hammond
          b: 2 Apr 1829, Bath, Summit, Ohio, United States
          d: 1911, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
. . . . . +Annice Baldwin
          b: 1829
          m: 21 Apr 1850
          d: 29 Mar 1921, Douglas, Minnesota, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 131. Llewellyn B. Hammond
                    b: 11 Feb 1852, Illinois, United States
                    d: 25 Apr 1933
. . . . . . . . . . 132. John Perry Hammond
                    b: 30 Dec 1867
                    d: 22 Nov 1869


. . . . . 14. Francis N. Hammond
          b: 22 Dec 1830, Bath Township, Summit, Ohio, United States
          d: 10 Jan 1912, Galva, Henry, Illinois, United States
. . . . . +Elizabeth Anne Morey
          b: 13 Sep 1835
          m: 24 Jul 1856, Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
          d: 16 Apr 1868
. . . . . . . . . . 141. Charles N. Hammond
                    b: 26 Jun 1857, Oneida, Knox, Illinois, United States
                    d: 24 Oct 1908
. . . . . . . . . . 142. Sarah L. Hammond
                    b: 18 Jan 1861, Illinois, United States
                    d: 20 Jul 1952, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 143. Annie N. Hammond
                    b: 9 Apr 1864
                    d: 31 May 1928, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
. . . . . +Caroline Matilda Ogg
          b: 1 Aug 1839, Clermont, Ohio, United States
          m: 9 Nov 1869
          d: 17 Mar 1925, Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 144. Mary Edna Hammond
                    b: 2 Nov 1870
                    d: 23 Oct 1955, Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 145. Roland Everett Hammond
                    b: 6 Feb 1877
                    d: 24 Dec 1919, Kansas, United States


. . . . . 15. Jehiel P. Hammond
          b: 21 Mar 1832
          d: 28 Apr 1907, Inkster Township, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
. . . . . +Sarah M. Skiff
          b: 21 Jan 1843, Connecticut, United States
          m: 23 Jun 1858
          d: 5 Jun 1918, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 151. Ada Wilmot Hammond
                    b: abt 1859, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 152. Carrie L. Hammond
                    b: Jun 1863, Illinois, United States
                    d: 12 Jun 1925, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . +Mary J. Hadley
          b: 27 Apr 1848, Pennsylvania, United States
          m: 21 Jul 1870, Knox, Illinois, United States
          d: 23 Jul 1934
. . . . . . . . . . 153. Lois Hammond
                    b: 22 Dec 1871, Illinois, United States
                    d: 15 Feb 1944, Tulare, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 154. Archie Hammond
                    b: 1875, Illinois, United States
                    d: 1953
. . . . . . . . . . 155. John Whitten Hammond
                    b: 1 Oct 1883, Galesburg, Illinois, United States
                    d: 19 Dec 1956


. . . . . 16. Lucius J. Hammond
          b: 4 Sep 1833, Bath, Summit, Ohio, United States
          d: 12 Apr 1898, Reading, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . +Serena A. Hayden
          b: 2 Mar 1840, Indiana, United States
          m: 29 Dec 1864
          d: 27 Aug 1922, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 161. Wellyn Elsworth Hammond
                    b: 13 Nov 1865
                    d: 11 Nov 1945, Seattle, King, Washington, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 162. Harry Judson Hammond
                    b: 4 Apr 1875
                    d: 9 May 1959


. . . . . 17. John M. Hammond
          b: 21 Apr 1835
          d: 22 Jul 1851


. . . . . 18. Cornelius Rosewell Hammond
          b: 17 Oct 1836, Bath, Summit, Ohio, United States
          d: 15 Dec 1910, Josephine, Oregon, United States
. . . . . +Sarah T. Houston
          b: 19 Nov 1844, Kentucky, United States
          m: 23 Jun 1862
          d: 21 Dec 1932, Eastside, Coos, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 181. Alva Melton Hammond
                    b: 3 May 1863
                    d: 20 May 1940, Josephine, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 182. Jeanette Hammond
                    b: 16 Sep 1865
. . . . . . . . . . 183. Lorin Almon Hammond
                    b: 7 May 1868, Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
                    d: 16 May 1949, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 184. Flora Bell Hammond
                    b: 14 Sep 1875, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States
                    d: 4 Mar 1940, North Bend, Coos, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 185. Lettie J. Hammond
                    b: 21 Feb 1873, Iowa, United States
                    d: 5 Aug 1941, Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 186. Warren Jepthie Hammond
                    b: 15 Jul 1876, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
                    d: 20 Aug 1942, Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 187. Nellie M. Hammond
                    b: 4 Mar 1879, Iowa, United States
                    d: 3 Oct 1958, Washington, Oregon, United States


. . . . . 19. Louisa Hammond
          b: 31 Jul 1838
          d: 2 Mar 1847


. . . . . 1A. Richmond Fisk Hammond
          b: 20 Nov 1840, Licking, Ohio, United States
          d: 8 Apr 1928, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . +Sarah Ellen Ralston
          b: 11 May 1849, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States
          m: 1 Jan 1867, Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
          d: 18 Oct 1892, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1A1. William R. R. Hammond
                    b: 1 Jan 1864
. . . . . . . . . . 1A2. Homer L. Hammond
                    b: 25 Jul 1865
. . . . . . . . . . 1A3. Judson F. E. Hammond
                    b: 15 Apr 1866
. . . . . . . . . . 1A4. Estella Mabel Hammond
                    b: 6 Feb 1868, Illinois, United States
                    d: 20 Dec 1949, Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1A5. Forest Clinton Hammond
                    b: 28 Nov 1868, Illinois, United States
                    d: 28 Oct 1905, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1A6. Nellie Elida Hammond
                    b: 23 Nov 1871, Illinois, United States
                    d: 11 Aug 1956, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1A7. Josie Winifred Hammond
                    b: 9 Feb 1874, Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
                    d: 27 Sep 1954, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1A8. Glenn M Hammond
                    b: 4 Sep 1877
                    d: 11 Feb 1878
. . . . . . . . . . 1A9. Clyde Nelson Hammond
                    b: 11 Jun 1879, Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States
                    d: 4 Dec 1960, Fort Dodge, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . +Mary McClure
          b: 9 Oct 1857
          m: 7 Nov 1897, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
          d: 14 Mar 1901, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1AA. Hattie Louisa Hammond
                    b: Mar 1899, Kansas, United States
                    d: 26 Sep 1994, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States
. . . . . +Mary A. Reynolds
          m: 29 Oct 1906, Kinsley, Edwards, Kansas, United States
. . . . . 1B. Mary E Hammond
          b: 19 Jan 1843
          d: 20 Feb 1862

Marriage Notice Hints

Have you followed any of Ancestry’s hints from the Marriage Index in Newspapers.com? If so, do you read the entire marriage announcement, or do you stop reading when the description of the dress starts?

I have to admit that I sometimes stop reading when the dress description begins. Sometimes, I will scan the rest of the announcement looking for siblings in the wedding party. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I scanned the wedding announcement for Mabel Aileen Harvey and Roland Everett Hammond. This particular announcement included visiting out of town guests – along with where they were from! (Note: my transcription skips the part about the dress!)

Home News
The marriage of Miss Mabel Aileen Harvey and Mr. Roland Everette Hammond, was celebrated Thursday evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Harvey, 622 Oakland avenue. The Rev. J. W. Alderman presiding elder of this conference was the officiating clergy man. The bride and groom were unattended, and aside from the handsome house decorations of palms and flowers, the wedding details were of the simplest character A noticeable feature was the especially fine musical program.

Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Hammond of Galva, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Ayers of David City, Nebraska, Mr. and Mrs. William Brereton of Monmouth, Illinois, Mrs. Pilling of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. Martha Neis of Monmouth, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Harvey of Chicago, Mrs. Jennie Hayes and Miss Mabel Hayes of [to]peka, Mrs. Charles Vallery of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Mrs. Harry Newell and children of Galva, Ill., Mrs. H. Rudolph of Osawatomie, Mr. R. Harvey of Beloit, Kansas, Mr. Charles Gilchrest of Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond will be at home after July 15th at 1947 North Hallock street.

“Home News,” Kansas City Daily Gazette (Kansas City, Kansas), 20 June 1901, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 March 2021).

I was able to identify the following guests:

  • Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Hammond — Roland’s parents
  • Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Ayers – Roland’s half-sister and her husband
  • Mrs. Pilling – Roland’s half sister
  • Mrs. Harry Newell – Roland’s sister

For me, this was a great reminder to read the entire item,

Easter Outfits

Growing up, did you have something new to wear for Easter? Looking back at family photos, it appears that I and my brothers did have ‘Easter’ outfits.

I’m almost 5 – Possibly Easter time

I’m almost 6

I’m almost 8

Even though I think the ‘Easter Outfits’ tradition continued into our teens, the pictures of those outfits likely have not survived.

Cousin Connections

Are you going to RootsTech Connect? (If not, register here for lots of free genealogy sessions.)

If so, did you register for Relatives at RootsTech? (If not,

  • register here – https://FamilySearch.org/connect
  • Create or login to your FamilySearch account
  • Create a family tree by adding yourself and close ancestors (2-3 generations) to the FamilySearch tree
  • Search the tree for ancestors and connect to them
  • Increasing generational connections will increase likelihood of finding Relatives at RootsTech

When I first wrote about Relatives at RootsTech in my Over 19,000 blog, most of the relatives listed for me were very distant. Thus, I didn’t plan to do much with this information.

However, when I logged in today, I found someone who descends from my great aunt, Bernice Crawford. Since Bernice and her family moved from Kansas to California, connections with the Dodge City family were infrequent. Thus, I’m thrilled to be able to make this connection.

When I made the cousin discovery this morning, I also discovered a setting that makes this even more useful for me. To access this setting, you will need the FamilySearch Tree app (on a smart phone or tablet).

After opening the app and logging in, you should see the Find Relatives at RootsTech box at the top of the screen.

Tapping on that box, will open your list of relatives.

This morning, I discovered the icon to the right of the ‘All Locations’ drop down box. This icon looks like two lines with boxes.

When I tapped that icon, I had options to see my list of relatives in four different ways: All, Maternal, Paternal and Ancestor. Then I selected ‘Ancestor’ my list was sorted by common ancestor.

I find this view VERY helpful – especially when it comes to my brick walls. Now I can see ‘relatives’ who descend from James Crawford without having to look at each person to see how we are related.

My next step is to create a generic message that I can copy/paste to contact some of these relatives. This message will include

  • Our common ancestor
  • Link to my grandparent line for that ancestor in the FamilySearch tree
  • Link to my Ancestry tree
  • Link to my RootsMagic online tree
  • Link to my blog
  • Statement regarding my willingness to upload photos or sources to the FamilySearch tree that they may not have
  • My contact information

Now, I need to get to work and make connection with these relatives.

Descendants Richmond Hammond

  1. Richmond Fisk Hammond
    b: 20 Nov 1840, Licking, Ohio, United States
    d: 8 Apr 1928, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, United States
    +Sarah Ellen Ralston
    b: 11 May 1849, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States
    m: 1 Jan 1867, Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
    d: 18 Oct 1892, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States


. . . . . 11. William R. R. Hammond
          b: 1 Jan 1864


. . . . . 12. Homer L. Hammond
          b: 25 Jul 1865


. . . . . 13. Judson F. E. Hammond
          b: 15 Apr 1866


. . . . . 14. Estella Mabel Hammond
          b: 6 Feb 1868, Illinois, United States
          d: 20 Dec 1949, Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma, United States
. . . . . +William P. Root
          b: Jan 1864, Illinois, United States
          m: 20 Mar 1889, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
          d: 9 Sep 1924, Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma, United States


. . . . . 15. Forest Clinton Hammond
          b: 28 Nov 1868, Illinois, United States
          d: 28 Oct 1905, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States


. . . . . 16. Nellie Elida Hammond
          b: 23 Nov 1871, Illinois, United States
          d: 11 Aug 1956, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
. . . . . +Homer L. Bleecker
          m: 25 Dec 1889, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
          d: 18 Jul 1934, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 161. Homer Glenn Bleecker
                    b: 24 Sep 1890
                    d: 26 Nov 1948, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 162. Nellie Gladys Bleecker
                    b: 29 Aug 1892, Kansas, United States
                    d: 5 Oct 1940, Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 163. Chester W. Bleecker
                    b: 7 Jul 1894, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
                    d: 12 Nov 1948, Contra Costa, California, United States


. . . . . 17. Josie Winifred Hammond
          b: 9 Feb 1874, Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States
          d: 27 Sep 1954, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . +Judson Foster Crawford
          b: 15 Apr 1866, Warren, Indiana, United States
          m: 24 Dec 1890, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
          d: 19 Feb 1949, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 171. Bernice Crawford
                    b: 4 Mar 1892, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
                    d: 2 Aug 1959, Kelseyville, Lake, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 172. Leon Russel Crawford
                    b: 6 Feb 1894, Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States
                    d: 3 Oct 1976, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 173. Marion Richmond Crawford
                    b: 24 Oct 1895, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
                    d: 29 Jun 1920, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 174. Helen Marjorie Crawford
                    b: 30 Apr 1900, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
                    d: 1 Nov 1971, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 175. Hugh Judson Crawford
                    b: 16 Sep 1902, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
                    d: 7 Aug 1987, Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 176. Esther Stella Crawford
                    b: 6 Feb 1905, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
                    d: 7 Jul 1987, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 177. Lois Elida Crawford
                    b: 10 Nov 1909, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
                    d: 18 Jan 1972, Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States


. . . . . 18. Glenn M Hammond
          b: 4 Sep 1877
          d: 11 Feb 1878


. . . . . 19. Clyde Nelson Hammond
          b: 11 Jun 1879, Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States
          d: 4 Dec 1960, Fort Dodge, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . +Minnie L. Connell
          b: 9 Aug 1878
          m: 23 Nov 1901, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
          d: 3 Mar 1969, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 191. Inez Hammond
                    b: 6 Jun 1903, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
                    d: 30 Oct 1996, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 192. Agnes R. Hammond
                    b: 31 Dec 1907
                    d: 3 Nov 1908, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
+Mary McClure
b: 9 Oct 1857
m: 7 Nov 1897, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
d: 14 Mar 1901, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . 1A. Hattie Louisa Hammond
          b: Mar 1899, Kansas, United States
          d: 26 Sep 1994, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States
. . . . . +Ralph E. Pate
          b: 24 Apr 1892, Indiana, United States
          m: 2 Jun 1917, Orange, Orange, California, United States
          d: 5 Jan 1977, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1A1. Harvey Edgar Pate
                    b: 10 May 1918, California, United States
                    d: 25 Jan 2001, Montclair, San Bernardino, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1A2. Marjorie L. Pate
                    b: 15 Jan 1922, California, United States
                    d: 22 May 1983
. . . . . . . . . . 1A3. Bettie Lucille Pate
                    b: 2 Jul 1925, California, United States
                    d: 9 Feb 2009, Riverside, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 1A4. Elna Shirley Pate
                    b: 16 Apr 1928, California, United States
+Mary A. Reynolds
m: 29 Oct 1906, Kinsley, Edwards, Kansas, United States

RootsMagic 8 – Duplicate Sources

While working thru what my process will be to add a source to an event in the preview of RootsMagic 8, I discovered that I have the same source in my database twice. I made this discovery when I searched my list of sources for ‘journal and’.

If I click on the three dots in the upper right of the Sources section of the screen, it reveals the option to “Merge Sources” [NOTE: Always look under those three dots when trying to figure out how to do something.]

Before starting the merge, I need to make sure the source I want to keep is highlighted. When I click on ‘Merge Sources’ a window opens prompting me to ‘Select Source’.

Again, I use the search box to look for ‘journal and’ to narrow the list. From trial and error, I learned that

  • the highlighted source in the Sources window is my first source
  • the ‘Select Source’ window wants me to select the 2nd source

Since the source whose name begins with ‘News-IN Journal’ is the source I want to keep, I need to switch the highlighting to the source whose name begins with “News-IN Lafayette.”

Once I have this second source highlighted, I can click on the OK button. This will open a screen comparing the two sources.

This screen is a ‘fail safe’ screen. The source on the left is the one that will be kept and the source on the right is the one that will disappear after a merge. By showing the two sources side by side, one can compare the information and then make a decision.

  • Cancel when one decides the two sources are not the same
  • Swap when one decides that they would prefer the source on the right be the one that is kept.
  • Merge Duplicates when one decides the two sources do need to be merged with the source on the left surviving.

I clicked on the ‘Merge Duplicates’ button and my screen switched to the citations screen for the surviving source.

If I click the green < to the left of the word Citations, the screen switches to the sources screen showing the surviving source.

On this screen I can see that there is a total of 37 citations for this source which is the combination of the 27 citations from the source that was kept and the 10 citations from the source that was not kept.

I’m sure that these notes will come in handy when I start actively using RootsMagic 8 and find more duplicate sources.

1915 Affidavit

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions

Richomond F Hammond
Bellflower Cal
118839 Act May

Stamped APR 12 1915 / JUN 16 1915

No. 1. Date nd place of birth? Answer. Licking Co Ohio

The name of organizations in which you served? Answer. E Co 17 Ills Infy – IL Company 14 Ills Cav

no. 2. What was your post office at enlistment? Answer. Galesburg Illinois

No. 3. State your wife’s full name and her maiden name. Answer. Mary A Hammond (Reynolds)

No. 4. When, where and by whom were you married? Answer. Oct 29 1906 at Kinglsey Kas by Probate Judge

No. 5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage? No

If so, where? Answer. At probate judges offise Kinsly Kas

No. 6. Were you previously married? If so, state the name of your former wife, the date of the marriage and the date and place of her death or divorce. If there was more than one previous marriage, let your answer include all former wives. Answer.

Yes. First wife Sarah E Ralson Jan 1st 1867 at Ontario Ills 2nd wife Mary E Myers at DOdge CIty Kansas. 5 children by 1st wife one child by second wife Hattie L Hammond

No. 7 If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, state the name of her former husband, the date of such marriage and the date and place of his death or divorce, and state whether he ever rendered any military or naval service, and, if so, give name of the organization in which he served. If she was married more than once before he marriage to you, let your answer include all former husbands. Answer.

Yes once to Wm Grims who was killed on railroad never was in army

No. 8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation? Answer

yes we are living together at Bellflower Calafornia

No. 9. State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead. Answer

Stella M Hammond born Feb 9th 1867
Forrest C Hammond Nov 28 1868
Nellie E Hammond born Nov 28 1869
Josie E Hammond born Feb 6 1871
Clyde N Hammond born June 23 1872
by second wife Hattie L Hammond born April 1st 1897
First wife died Oct 12 1892 at Dodge City Kas
Second wife died March 14 1901 at Dodge City Kansas

Date Aprl 5 1915 (Signature) Richmond F Hammond

1857 Martha Scranton Letter

In 1806, Rachel Currey married Samuel Colver in Champaign County Ohio. Rachel and Samuel had five children: Abigail, Sarah, Samuel, Rachel and Hiram. Sarah married Lyman Konkrite in 1827. By 1860 the Konkrites had migrated to Texas where Sarah died in 1874. Rachel married Robert Wilson in 1833 and moved to Illinois. Samuel married Huldah Callender in Logan County Ohio in 1843. Prior to his marriage, Samuel was in Texas where he served as a Texas Ranger under Colonel Edward Burleson. Hiram married Mariah Ward in 1841 in Madison County, Ohio.

In 1849, Samuel and Hiram had moved with their families to St. Joseph, Missouri where they were preparing to move to Oregon. In a letter dated in November (year not specified), Hiram writes his parents about their stay in St. Joseph and the desire to move west. Samuel added a note at the end of this letter. According to their respective land claims, Samuel and Hiram arrived in Oregon in 1850. The two families settled in Jackson County Oregon. In July 1851 Hiram again writes his parents describing the land and explaining why he doesn’t believe his mother would be happy in Oregon.

In 1853, Samuel and Rachel write to their sons in Oregon. The letter urges one of the sons to come back east and help them move to Oregon.

In 1857 Martha Scranton writes to her sister in Oregon.

Green Plain Feb 8 1857
Dear brother and sister
I have once more been permitend to see a letter from you I had almost discouraged of
hearing from you again. There was a report here that the Indians was very bad in your
Vicinity and I was afraid you were all massacred – but the deads alive and the lost if
found but before I proceed further I will tell you we are well my family consist of my
husband self and two boys Lake and George ?my health has been very poor since you left
Ohio bit it now is improving We live near homer on the Moses Patrick farm owned by
James Billington land has become so high here that we hardly ever expect to buy land
here if we owned but one hundred acres of land here I could be content to stay here and
let them go west that love money better than I do I visited you old farm last winter it
value is at 50 dollars an acre I should think Maria you might write to Lydia and I I would
write if I had to take a baby on one knee and my paper on the other I want to know how
many babies Sams folks have how the Old gentleman and Lady likes and so and so Lake
Ellworth is with us some of the time this winter their family has grown up till they have
two young men and three young woman they quite intelligent young people Lake is
teaching in an adjoiny district to us
I don’t know whether you have heard of Quincys death or not he died two years ago last
Aug he left a little girl I had a letter from Alma last week she talks of coming back to
Ohio and I believe Harlow died since you left his girl is now 20 years old she writes she
thinks of visiting us in the spring Isaac has gone to Illinois he owns a little farm near
Springfield Turners widow has married again I have not heard from Wales for three years
the last he wrote me he was married and had a daughter he was carrying on a shop in
Cleveland but his wife had gone to Cincinnatti to make her last visit they were going to
California so you see I correspond with what few relatives I have left on this Earth Our
old father it seemed to me suffered a great deal before he died he was in London he had
rented a little shop and thought to make his living by a few little groceries he couldn’t
bear liquor for six months before he died I had thought many times my heart like stone
towards him but alas I pitied him he had no home and I hand none to ask him to be had
spent all his property and Alma wouldn’t have him about their house and he died among
strangers I believe Lydia has had two children since you left Harlow and Oscar I suppose
Martha and Abi think themselves young woman now for my Lake begins to talk about
the pretty girls and he is not 13 yet althougt he is a large as most boys at 16 my other is 4
and small of his age I will bring my harangue to a close for this is the second long letter I
have written today excuse mistakes for Lake Ellsworth and Scranton have kept such an
incessant gabbling I hardly know what I was writing.
My husband joins in sending his respects to you all
Martha A. Scranton
To Maria Colver
If you think it worthwhile to write

Transcribed by Marcia Philbrick
From photocopy of letter received from
Southern Oregon Historical Society
106 N. Central Ave.
Medford, OR 97501
March 2002