22 October 2016

NOLA 1728 And Present Day

Artifact In The NOLA Gardens

From The New Orleans Book By Emma Cecilia Richey, Evelina Prescott Kean:

Map of New Orleans Circa 1728

A more modern view of New Orleans (Lake Pontchartrain):

21 October 2016

James Browne Of Moyne

Calendar of Wills. 313

BROWNE, James, of Moyne, County Galway, 

Ireland, late of the Island of Jamaica, now of Philadelphia. Natural daughter Elizabeth Browne alias Brady by Betty Brady; brothers Dillon Browne and Valentine Browne of Moyne, sister Frances, wife of Walter Jordan, Ann and Mary Browne. Apparently only personal property. Executors Mathias Hanly, late of the Isld. of Jamaica, now of Philadelphia, Michael Dillon, of Guanaboa, physician, and Edmond Betagh of St. Johns Parish, Jamaica. Witnesses Alfred Clifton, John Lynch.

Proved in N. Y. City. (Dates in 1779)

20 October 2016

The Bayonet Was His Last Resource

The Private Soldier Under Washingtonby Charles Knowles Bolton:

General Howe saw that the bayonet was his last resource to silence their destructive fire. At Long Island the British used the bayonet with deadly effect by receiving the fire of Washington's men and charging before they could reload. Therein lay the weakness of the firelock for the manner of loading was clumsy and slow.

19 October 2016

Mabel Ruth Bandy Anheuser

An article in The Southeast Missourian - Apr 5, 1926, indicated that Fred S. [Straub] Anheuser, a University of Missouri senior, introduced his "valentine," Mabel Ruth Bandy, to his friends, as the wife he married on Valentine's Day.  She was an instructor in the French Department at the university.  His father was a vice-president of Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  Both Fred and Mabel were 23 years old.


Mabel's parents were John Rufus and Arminna (Boyer) Bandy.  Her grandparents were John Kennedy and Martha Ann (Cusick) Bandy.

The Anheuser estate is now a museum.

The ancestral home of Fred and Mabel Ruth Anheuser, affectionately known to many as Fredmar Farms, is located in Kimmswick, Missouri just 25 miles south of downtown St. Louis. 

Related post (she was my 5th cousin 2x removed through the Bandy line).

17 October 2016

Mary Ann Hawksley

Wayne County, Michigan:

File# 9366 [Image 123]

John Gibson, Admin (mentioned funeral expenses at Coldwater)

Hawksley heirs in the 1880 City of Detroit directory.

16 October 2016

Elijah Backus Obituary


Obituary of Elijah Backus who died in Kaskaskia...

"In Kaskaskias, Elijah Backus, Esq., formerly of Norwich, (C)...."

[No Headline]
(Mortuary Notice)

Date: 1811-10-16;
Paper: Columbian Centinel
Page 2

15 October 2016

Elizabeth Frost Also Married A Reynolds

The Hoadley Genealogy: ...

William Hoadley (William 1)...married 2d, about 1703, Elizabeth Frost,* daughter of John and Mercy (Paine) Frost, born 1673 in New Haven, Conn., who died 6 March 1740 in Branford.

*She was divorced, on her petition, from William Reynolds who had deserted her, Oct. 1702.