01 September 2014

Wilson's Creek Connection To The Iron Brigade

Jim's Photo Taken At Wilson's Creek Battlefield

From the History of the Twenty-Fourth Michigan of the Iron Brigade:

September 1, 1862

Alexandria - Fort Lyon

Marching a couple of miles beyond this city, we climbed to the top of a high hill crowned by Fort Lyon, named in honor of the hero of Wilson's Creek.  Its ponderous guns frowned down upon the secesh city below.  It was now past sunset, and scarcely had the crest been reached when angry, dark clouds hovered low over our heads, soon bursting into one of Virginia's severest rain storms, which lasted till morning.  The men had neither tents nor shelter, and they suffered greatly from the cold storm--a most severe initiation into the hardships of soldier life.  And such was our first night at the front.  Colonel Morrow and a few of the men found shelter in a house where General Joseph Hooker was stopping for the night.  The latter had just arrived from the battlefields near by, and the two formed an acquaintanceship which continued through later experiences in army life.

There's a discussion of the Michigan 24th on Facebook.

30 August 2014

The Wall Of Wall Street

"Today this name is synonymous with that of speculation and great financial transactions. It is one of the famous streets of the world, but its name has no relation to the business carried on in it. In 1653, during the reign of Stuyvesant, when the Dutch were afraid of an attack from the north, either by the Indians or by the English from the New England colonies, a wall was built across the island to the north of the city. It passed through what is now Wall street, thence to the Hudson River through the place where Trinity church now stands."

29 August 2014

Websters In Worcester

My Webster cousins' father and grandfather in a City Directory:

Worcester, Massachusetts, City Directory (Unknown Date)
Webster Duane Earl (Ingeborg H) div mgr N Co (W) h 15 Brentwood dr
--Duane Ernest  navigator  TWA  r 15 Brentwood dr

Further research found that Duane Earl Webster, an employee of the Norton Company, applied for a patent.

My Webster cousins have an interesting paternal line that included Governor John Webster.   (Living, Living, Duane Earl, Ernest Irving, Eugene, Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan, Thomas, John, Thomas, Governor John Webster).

28 August 2014

Bingham Genealogy

The Binghams are of interest to me because of their BACKUS connections.  Below is a partial family tree published in The New England historical and genealogical register (1895).

A Scene In Windham County, Connecticut [Wndham Mentioned Below]

Bingham Genealogy, by Capt. Theodore A. Bingham, Corps of Engineers U. S. A., Chattanooga, Tenn.:

1. Thomas (1) Bingham was admitted to membership in the " Cutler's Company" of Sheffield, England, Dec. 21, 1614, as a master cutler, as shown by the records still in existence. The use of the trade mark (T. B.) was also then granted him. He had a son:
2. i. Thomas.
2. Thomas (2) Bingham, who married Anna Stenton, in Sheffield, Engl.,

July 6, 1631, as shown by records there in Parish Church of St. Peter and Holy Trinity. They had children baptized as follows, as shown by same records :

i. Abel, May 13, 1632.
ii. Stephen, Dec. 26, 1633.
iii. Edward, March 28, 1636.
iv. Robert, Dec. 15, 1638.
v. Elizabeth, Oct. 18, 1640.
(3). vi. Thomas, June 5, 1642.
vii. Anna, Nov. 5, 1644.

3. Thomas(3) Bingham, baptized in Sheffield, England, June 5, 1642, was one of the first landed proprietors of Norwich, Conn. His house lot bears date of April, 1660. He was made free from Norwich by the General Court in 1671 and removed to Windham, Conn., where he can be traced for 30 years as sergeant, selectman and deacon of the church. He was on the first list of approved inhabitants of Windham in 1693. He d. Jan. 16, 1730, aged 88, in Windham, where he is buried. He m. Mary Rudd, Dec. 12, 1666,
supposed to be the dau. of Lieut. Jonathan Rudd of Saybrook, and of the bride of "Bride Brook." Mary Rudd was born in 1648 and died Aug. 4, 1726. Children :

i. Thomas, Jr., b. Dec. 11, 1667; d. Apr. 1, 1710; m. Hannah Backus.

He was the only son who remained at Norwich and succeeded to the privileges of his father.

iii. Mary, b. July, 1672 ; m. John Backus.

The Rudd connection was inferred from a deed recorded at Saybrook, Connecticut:


Backus connection:


26 August 2014

Where Ambrose Maulding Settled

Petitions of the early inhabitants of Kentucky... mentioned Ambrose Mauldin.

Ambrose Mauldin may have also been known as Ambrose Maulding.  Ambrose Maulding was born on August 1, 1755, and died August 26, 1833, per the request in the Revolutionary War pension files below.


Excerpts from Two Revolutionary War Soldier and How They Came to Hog Prairie, by Ralph S. Harrelson, from Outdoor Illinois, [links and note added]:

            THE COURSE of human events often brings colorful personalities and rich backgrounds of history to a particular locality.  Such was the case in the settlement of two Revolutionary War soldiers, Ambrose Maulding and Francis Dollarhide...[who settled on] this little prairie...destined to become in 1821 a part of Hamilton County, Illinois.
              About 1780, James Maulding and his wife and sons Morton, Ambrose...[settled in] Logan County, Kentucky.  There they established Maulding’s Station, sometimes called Red River, or Old Station.  Before that time Ambrose and Morton had helped to establish Kasper’s or Gasper’s Station in Tennessee.

Reconstruction of Kasper's Station In Tennessee

In Kentucky, on May 23, 1806, Mourning Maulding, daughter of Ambrose, was united in marriage to John Anderson. [Note: Their daughter, Eliza Anderson, married Alexander Sullenger, who was my half 3rd great uncle]