18 April 2015

Magdalena (Schleyer) Fix Reutinger

The case of Magdalena (Lany) Fix, widow of Andrew Fix, a Civil War veteran of Co. H, 149th Ohio, was found in Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 - ca. 1910.  Andrew was a POW held in Salisbury, North Carolina, and died there on January 13, 1865.  In June of 1867, Mrs. Fix was a resident of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.


Her marriage to Conrad Reutinger:


She died 12 December 1914.

Conrad H. Reutinger died 9 August 1892.

17 April 2015

The Matthew Marvin Line

Source - Matthew Marvin On Plat Map of Ancient Norwalk, Connecticut

My grandkids' ancestors through the Matthew Marvin line:

Matthew Marvin m. Elizabeth
Sarah Marvin m. William Goodrich*
William Goodrich m. Grace Riley**
Anne Goodrich m. Robert Powell
Miles Powell m. Jemima Adkins
Hannah Powell m. Wait Squier
Wait Squier m. Abigail Powell
Manley Wallace Squier m. Caroline Young
Manley Dean Squier m. Mabel Helms
D. Squier m. Lorell Thierry

***The Goodrich family in America...included the following excerpts:

William Goodrich born in England... .  ...also called Ensign William Goodrich in 1676, just after the close of King Philip's war. He married Sarah, daughter of Matthew Marvin of Hartford and his wife Elizabeth, Oct 4, 1648... . 

A few of the mutual "Marvin" descendants...[through] Matthew Marvin...:

Lee Marvin [lineage here]
William T. Sherman [here]
Humphrey Bogart [here]

16 April 2015

An Abolitionist's Letter To His Wife


At bro. May's, in Hayward Place,
Boston, April 16, 1836


Author: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Garrison, Helen Eliza, 1811-1876, recipient
Collection: bplscas; bostonpubliclibrary; americana

13 April 2015

Probate File #967 - James Scott And Robert Smart

Michigan, Probate Records, Wayne Probate packets 1839-1840...:

Probate File #967 [Image 962]

An explanation as to how James Scott and the Heirs of Robert Smart probate cases were related from The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, Volume 2:

John and Mary Bentley as well as their daughter, Mrs. Sally Nowlen, were entitled to donation lots in the new village [of Detroit] plats.

Mrs. Nowlen had some difficulty in obtaining a deed for her lot, and placed the matter in the hands of Robert Smart, a prominent citizen of Detroit, and through his exertions received a deed in November 1816.  ...that Smart was then and always continued to be their friend is apparent from his will.

Mrs. Sally Nowlen's daughter, Sally, married John Scott.  Their son, James Scott, was the minor child referenced in Probate File #967.  There were two wills purported to belong to his great-grandmother, Mary Bentley; the will naming James Scott as the heir prevailed (see explanation below).
David Smart, who was the nephew of Robert Smart, above-mentioned, was the executor of the will that was admitted and he handled the estate for James Scott, who was then 15 years old.

A few years before this, and while John Scott, the elder brother of James was still alive, Robert Smart made his will. He had lived in Detroit for many years and had been a very prominent and influential citizen and a man of considerable means. His will is dated October 26, 1839, and he did not forget the various members of the Nowlen Family. His will was probated November 4, 1839, and the executors were John Biddle, Charles Moran, and Darius Lamson three as prominent men as there were in the city.

12 April 2015

William Roark, Deserter In 1780?

R 4 Pa
Willm Roarke
Appears with the rank of Private on a 
of Mens Names who have Deserted from the 4th Pennsa Regt, in Winter Quarters
(Revolutionary War)
List dated April 14, 1780
Years old, 26
Size 5 feet 1 Inches
Hair, Black
Complexion, Brown
Where Born, Ireland
When Deserted, 12 April, 1780.

From the NARA records at Fold3

11 April 2015

Vouching For Clarissa Burlingame Sisson

The pension document below was notarized in Branch County, Michigan.

Source - Fold3

 Clarissa was the widow of Revolutionary War veteran Peleg Sisson (his first wife was Abigail Richmond).  She was age 62 when the above document was created (11 April 1855).  She married Peleg Sisson in Murray, Orleans County, New York, on September 8, 1833.  Peleg died in Murray, New York on 11 August 1836.