30 March 2015

Loud In Oscoda

The Loud name was still well-known when we lived in Oscoda in the 1990's.

Genealogical record of the descendants of Caleb Loud...

The youngest child of the Henry M. Loud family was born in Oscoda in 1869.

"In 1865, owing in part to impaired health, he [Henry M. Loud] took a supernumerary relation and engaged in the lumber business first in Boston and then in Oscoda, Mich., where he still resides, being the president of the HM Loud & Sons Lumber Co., doing a large lumber mercantile and shipping business with his four sons associated with him."

29 March 2015

Captain Benjamin Palmer


Wequetequock Burial Ground, Stonington, New London, Connecticut

From this Palmer ancestry site (Benjamin was the son of Walter and Rebecca (Short) Palmer):

Capt. Benjamin Palmer was born on 30 (3) 1642 in Charlestown He was baptised on 6 (4) 1640 in the First Church in Charlestown. He died on 10 Apr 1716 in Stonington.   He married an unknown wife in Antigua.

In his diary, Thomas Minor says, " [On 8 May 1681] I received Brother Benjamin his Letter from Antego ... about the .10th. of Agust .1681 Benjamin palmer brought whome his wife ". [Ref, p. 166]

On 5 Jun 1684 he agreed to a division of his father's lands which was to have been done by his mother, but she had not. [Ref, p. 27]

Benjamin gave his land in Stonington to his nephews Daniel Palmer, Esq., Moses Palmer, yeoman, and Jonathan Palmer by a 17 Feb 1715/6 deed. His nephew Jonathan was to have land adjoining Benjamin's brother Jonathan's land when he was 20. Daniel and Moses were to care and provide for Benjamin thereafter. [Ref, p. 27-8]

28 March 2015

All Together In Flint

Ward 9, Flint, Flint City, Genesee, Michigan
[910 Ann Arbor Street]
Household Gender Age Birthplace
*Head Charles W Mason M 32 Illinois
Lodger Theodore Smith M 42 Michigan
Lodger's wife Blanche Smith F 42 Illinois
Lodger's stepson Billy W Morgan M 16 Arkansas
Lodger's stepdaughter Phyliss A Morgan F 10 Michigan
Lodger's stepfather Alonzo Logan M 54 Missouri
Lodger's stepbrother Robert Logan M 20 Arkansas
Lodger Elaine Pierce F 22 Illinois
Lodger's son Billy F Pierce M 3 Michigan
Lodger's son James J Pierce M 1 Michigan

*Charles W. Mason's mother was Pearl Johnson.  Pearl married 2nd Alonzo Logan; Robert Logan was the son of Pearl and Alonzo.  Pearl died on 23 December 1934.

Blanche Smith was Pearl's sister and Theodore was Blanche's 2nd husband.  Billy W. Morgan was Blanche's son by her 1st husband.  Phyliss was Blanche's daughter by her 1st marriage.  Elaine was Blanche's daughter; Billy Pierce and James Pierce were Elaine's sons.

Flint, Genesee, Michigan
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Alonzo L Logan M 44 Missouri
Wife Pearl Logan F 41 Illinois
Son Robert E Logan M 9 Arkansas
*Stepson Charles W Mason M 22 Illinois
Stepson James D Mason M 16 Illinois
Stepdaughter Mabel E Mason F 15 Illinois
Lodger Mabel Ferrel F 36 Illinois
Lodger Charles T Ferrel M 13 Illinois
Lodger Vernelia W Ferrel F 9 Illinois
Lodger Billy L Ferrel M 2 Illinois
Lodger Charles Norris M 25 Arkansas

26 March 2015

Brother Jonathan Trumbull


"...the fame of the family must still rest, as its most enduring monument, on the patriot Governor of Connecticut whose nickname of 'Brother Jonathan,' affectionately given him by Washington, will ever stand as the prototype of American manhood and patriotism."  [Source]

Some data about the English Trumbles / Trumbulls can be found here and here.

25 March 2015

Some Of The Connecticut Library's Online Resources

Databases at the Connecticut State Library include Wethersfield Prison Records (excerpt below):

BostwickJohn H.SalisburyLitchfieldmanslaughterseven years1/27/1870
BowesJohnThomastownLitchfieldthefttwo years5/23/1879
BoyntonJohntransientHartfordforgeryone year, six months6/13/1823
BrooksJohnHartfordHartfordmurder in the second degreelife3/20/1868
BrownJohnDe Wolf, GeorgetransientTollandmurder in the second degreeTurner, Annlife11/1/1849

Their list of history and genealogy links here and a link to their digital collections here.

24 March 2015

Last Meal At The New Franklin Hotel

From a history of Crawford County, Michigan:

"Last meal in New Franklin Hotel, Johannesburg, 1910.  Back of old print lists Pollie Thomas, John Norman, George Hansen, L. Rasmussen, Pearl Cleveland and Mary Bole.  John Rasmussen sold hotel to Johannesburg Manufacturing Co."

In 1900 John Rasmussen was a hotel proprietor in Crawford County, Michigan:

Census  1900
Grayling township (north side), Crawford, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Rasmusson Head M 39 Denmark
Gristine Rasmusson Wife F 41 Denmark
Robert W Rasmusson Son M 12 Michigan
Frederick Rasmusson Son M 10 Michigan
Ludvig Rasmusson Son M 7 Michigan
Edith Sawter Servant F 22 Michigan
Martha Torichel Servant F 17 Germany
Katie Smith Servant F 19 Michigan
Nettie Baily Servant F 28 Michigan
Bridget Clune Servant F 40 Ireland
Dora Gleson Servant F 32 Michigan
John Benson Servant M 32 Sweden
Charles A Patullor Manager M 29 Pennsylvania
Amos Spalding Clerk M 24 Michigan
Danial Squires  Boarder M 60 Pennsylvania
Jerome Bucher Boarder M 42 Michigan
Mike Corbellot Boarder M 28 Ireland
Patrick Oconnor Boarder M 42 Michigan
John T Green Boarder M 22 Michigan
James Gleeson  Boarder M 25 Canada

Jim's grandmother, Hazel V. (Smith) Palm married, as her 2nd husband, Ludwig Rasmussen (thought to be in the photo above).