12 February 2016

Return To Fort Basinger





The Historical Magazine dated September, 1866, printed the Diary of the Indian campaign in Florida of 1837-8, written by Capt. Electus Backus, U.S.A.:

On February 12 he reports that Captain Taylor (not Col. Zachary Taylor) returned to Fort Basinger ) from Tampa Bay with guides, who said that the Seminoles will come in soon.


11 February 2016

Elizabeth (Wehner) Albert Meyer



Gravestone of Elizabeth (Wehner) Albert Meyer
Homewood Cemetery, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Meyer (Image 455)
event: Death
event date: 11 Feb 1902
event place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
gender: Female
age: 79
estimated birth year: 1823
father: Wehner
mother: Wehner


Fernando John White married Sophia Albert, the daughter of Henry & Elizabeth (WEHNER) Albert, both of Germany, probably in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area.

1599 S. Dallas Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15217-1528

Section 2
Lot 296
Original Owner:  Elizabeth Albert (6 plots)
Transferred to Mrs. Sophia White in 1933

Plots 1-6
Jacob Myer
Elizabeth Myer
Mary Irene (or June) White
Elizabeth Albert
Fernando White
Sophia White


1880 PA Census, Allegheny Co., Pittsburgh, Ellsworth St.
MEYER, Jacob, Baden
  "   , Elizabeth, 57, Bavaria
ALBERT, Elizabeth, 22


10 February 2016

Davenport And Chasing Aaron Burr



New Orleans

 When in 1807 Gen. Wilkinson sent a detachment of soldiers down to New Orleans to arrest Aaron Burr, late vice president, and his alleged associates on a charge of treason, Sergt. Davenport was put in command of the detail, but Burr escaped before the arrival of this detachment, surrendering himself to the civil authorities at Nachez.  Sergt. Davenport, however, succeeded in arresting Dr. Bollman and several others who were charged with being conspirators. Burr was tried and acquitted and the others were liberated [Source?]


Did George Davenport interact with another famous person?  See the post, Lincoln In The Davenport House?  What else happened at Davenport's house.


09 February 2016

Give To My Son Newman Acker


The Will of Silas Acker was posted on the Livingston County NY GenWeb, Abstracted Wills & Probate Records.

"6th I give to my son Newman Acker the amount that I have already let him have being about three hundred dollars which amount is also considered paid & satisfied"

Bloomfield Cemetery, Walworth County, Wisconsin


A biography of Newman Acker's son (and Silas Acker's grandson), Marvin W. Acker:

Source

Also mentioned in Marvin's biography were Elijah Richmond and his wife, Elizabeth Fowler.  They were my 4th great-grandparents.


07 February 2016

Fields In Grimsby


Finding Your Roots on PBS revealed that Sally Field had ancestors who lived in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, in 1851.

What if my Grimsby ancestors were near neighbors?  A check of the 1851 census found that both the Fields and the Powers' were in Enumeration District #7.


1851 Canadian Census - Grimsby, Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada
Next Door Was John Morden Field and Elizabeth (Vrooman) Field

Close enough for government work!






Captain Backus In The Everglades




The Historical Magazine printed the Diary of the Indian campaign in Florida of 1837-8, written by Capt. Electus Backus, U.S.A.  The Tampa Sunday Tribune also had Backus information published December 2, 1956:

The diary continues with its detailed daily entries.  We find Captain Backus in the Everglades on February 7th, where he captured 70 Indian ponies.