02 March 2015

John J. Andrews Probate File #969

Michigan, Probate Records, Wayne Probate packets...[969, Image 979]:

Last Will and Testament - 2 March 1840 [Image 990]

File #969 [Image 1036]

The amount of note of Herman Andrews
by me [Justus Andrews, executor]
" Do  of Hamilton Andrews
"  "  of Alonzo Andrews
"  "  of Newton Andrews

D. - Plymouth Twp., Wayne Co., Michigan
Andrews, Justus, son and executor, Plymouth Township
Andrews, Granville, son, Plymouth Township
Andrews, Betsey, wife, Plymouth Township

Rest of Children:
Andrews, Hamilton, son
Andrews, Joseph Lewis
Andrews, Alonzo
Andrews, John Newton
     ,Melissa (married to Harman Knay)
     , Warren
     , Milla
     , Herman

Knay, Harriet (child of Melissa and Harman Knay)

Inventory [Image 985]

Not related; no further information.

01 March 2015

Alexander McDonald

British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series) - INDEX ONLY
Microform: c-11837   [Image 5135]

McDonald, Alexander

Fathrt, A. McDonald, boy, enlisted into 41st Regt.; date of his death and of his wife's.

A. McDonell to Lt. Govr' Gore.
York, 27 -  5  -  1809
p. 17
c. 910

Bowermans And Billos

Maturah Bull married (1st) Thomas Bowerman, "who brought her to Canada in 1792...they settled on Lot 1, First Con., Military Tract, Township Hallowell."  Thomas died in 1810.

Excerpt from the Genealogy of the Bull family:

A family tree site at Ancestry's Rootsweb indicated that Maturah Bull's (1773 - 1846) parents were Josiah Bull and Mehetable Thomas.  Thomas Bowerman's (1761 - 1810) parents were *Ichabod Bowerman and Jane Richmond. [More about the Richmond(s) connections on another blog post]

There appeared to be a connection between "my" Richmond family and the Bowermans.  Was a member of the Billo family (related to my son-in-law and grandkids) also related to this Bowerman family in Canada? The short answer is yes.

*Ichabod Bowerman's parents were Thomas Bowerman and Jane Clifton (Ichabod Bowerman was also married to Jane Harby).  

Thomas and Jane (Harby) Bowerman's son was Ichabod Bowerman.  Ichabod's son was David Bowerman; David's son was David.  The next generation was Ichabod and the next was Samuel David Bowerman.

Samuel David Bowerman married Elizabeth Winegarden.  Their son, John Franklin Bowerman, married Rhoda Gertrude Billo, the daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Shepard) Billo.

28 February 2015

Indian Agent Taliaferro

Source: MNHS

Protected by this military post the efficient Indian agent, Lawrence Taliaferro, did a great deal toward destroying British influence among the tribes of the upper Mississippi and toward establishing American authority there. [Source]

27 February 2015

Mary Kermode

Michigan, Probate Records, Wayne Packet index 1797-1901...:

Wayne County, Michigan, Probate File# 9900
Heir of Dunn Estate
Queen's Cliff
Victoria, Australia

26 February 2015

1805 Complaint To Isaac Brock

Title: British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series) - Index Only

Brock [Image 1000]

Brock, Isaac.   Lt. Col.  49th Regt.  Com'dg. Quebec
to Lt. Col. Green

Quebec, 28 -2 - 1805

Inclosing complaint of Lt. Genl. [Henry] Bowyer re treatment of Recruiting parties from N.S. at Quebec with reply thereto.

c. 366
pp. 114, 108-114

24 February 2015

Relatives And Possible Relatives Of Josiah Bull

Source:  John Bull, Son Of Josiah

"Josiah Bull, the ancestor, having been a member of the Society of Friends, is, on that account, assumed to have been descended from Henry Bull, sometime Governor of Rhode Island, who was also a Friend (or Quaker)."  [This family tree indicates otherwise (not descended from Henry Bull)]

Note: My (presumed) ancestor, Edward Richmond, married 2nd, Amy Bull, daughter of Henry Bull who was the Governor of Rhode Island.