30 August 2014
29 August 2014
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
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:
27 August 2014
26 August 2014
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]
25 August 2014
24 August 2014
23 August 2014
Newport has a glorious and precious heritage in the memory of Oliver Hazard Perry, and although born in South Kingstown, R.I., August 23d, 1785, he seems peculiarly our own, for in Newport he was baptized, educated, and married; with Newport men he sailed to victory upon Lake Erie; and in the Island cemetery at Newport he lies buried.