27 May 2015

Will Of Joshua Barnum of Dutchess County

Calendar of Wills. 313

3 Sept. 1777
27 May 1778

164 (B119) BARNUM, Joshua, of Dutchess Co. Wife Em,
sons Joshua, Azor, Eliahim, Jonah, Noah, daughters Em
and Hannah. Real and personal estate. Executors son
Azor and Benajah Tubbs. Witnesses Joseph Crane,
Nathl. Foster of Dutchess Co. yeoman, Allen Ball.

26 May 2015

Edward Richardson's Estate

Michigan, Probate Records, Wayne Probate packets 1815-1816...:

County of Wayne, Territory of Michigan
Edward Richardson
Secretary of War mentioned [January 13, 1821]
Witnesses: Sherman Cornwall* and Sarah Ann Richardson

*Cornwall surname mentioned in this Rootsweb post regarding Edward Richardson and Esther (or Hester) Doan Richardson.  Another Rootsweb post pertinent to the Richardsons here.

25 May 2015

John C. Trousdale, Dec'd

From the Illinois Probate Records, Gallatin Probate records 1863-1867 vol B:

Saturday, 25 May 1867
Approval Of Bond & Letters

Page 577 [Image 319]

24 May 2015

Timothy Baker's Will

New York, Probate Records, Livingston Wills 1821-1861 vol 1-2:

Livingston County, New York
Volume 2 [Image 644]
Timothy Baker
Died: 9 February 1844
Date Mentioned: 17 February 1814

Wife: Philena

Andrew Sill and Charles Pierce, Executors
Son: Shelby Baker, minor and heir
Son: Orange Baker
Amos A. Hardee/Hendee?, special guardian for Shelby Baker, appeared to support LW and T
Warren Wheeler appeared to oppose the LW and T
Samuel H. Northrup was a subscribing witness to Timothy Baker's LW and T
William W. Northrup was deposed

Timothy Baker was my 5th great-grand uncle.

22 May 2015

The Custody Of Mary Jay Dawson


The Surrogate. — The father of Mary Jay Dawson, a minor, was a native of England, whence, at the age of sixteen years, he came with his father to this country to reside. He subsequently renounced his allegiance to the crown of Great Britain, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. His residence was in the city of New York, from anterior to his marriage until his decease, in 1852. The mother of the infant was a native of the United States, and a resident of this city, where she died in 1846. The minor was born in New York, in the year 1842, and inherited from her mother a large estate situated in this place.

In June, 1852, I appointed Miss Mary Ann Dawson, a paternal aunt, guardian of the infant, after objections made on the part of some of the maternal relatives had been withdrawn, upon the consent of the guardian being given that her ward should continue to reside in the United States. [Source]

The facts bear out that Mary Jay Dawson was the daughter of William and Sarah (Jay) Dawson:



From a Maryland publication:

Dawson's propensity for getting into legal difficulties is further shown in the custody battle for his little niece, Mary Jay Dawson. In this instance, he defied a number of court orders and apparently got away with it. The second William Dawson had died at New York in March 1852, leaving a daughter Mary Jay Dawson, probably about nine years old. Frederick Dawson went to New York and brought Mary Jay Dawson back to English Consul [home in Maryland] and then sent her to England in the company of his brother, Robert Lee Dawson, a Philadelphia merchant, the pair sailing from Baltimore on 31 August 1852. The child was turned over to Dawson's sisters, Mary Ann and Eleanor Georgiana Dawson, who lived with their married sister, Mrs. Frances Laura Macdonald, wife of archdeacon William Macdonald at Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire.

Mary Jay Dawson married Colville Frankland, who was a descendant of Oliver Cromwell.

21 May 2015

20 May 2015

Edward Cleveland, Son of Moses

Edward Cleveland (Moses), b. Woburn, Mass., May 20, 1664?, d. Pomfred Windham Counnty, Connecticut, August., ab. 26 or Sept., 1746, m. 1st, perhaps in North Kingstowne, Washington County, Rhode Island, prob. ab. 1684, Deliverance Palmer, b. ab 1665, d. Canterbury, Connecticut, June 7, 1717, daughter of Benjamin Palmer*.  He m. 2d, Canterbury, Jan 1, 1722, Zeruiah Church.
* [Note: Still trying to verify the name of Deliverance Palmer's father]

Children probably born in North Kingston:

Deliverance Cleveland (son), b. ab. 1684 (mentioned in will of Edward)
Edward Cleveland, b. ab 1686 (mentioned in will)
Palmer Cleveland, b. ab. 1688   "   "
Abigail Cleveland, b. ab 1694  "        "
Isaac Cleveland, b. ab. 1697     "    "
Samuel Cleveland, b. ab 1700    "         "
Mary Cleveland, b. ab 1704    (not mentioned in will)
George Cleveland, b. ab. 1706   "   "
Elizabeth Cleveland, b. ab. 1709   "  "

See Edward Cleveland's will here.