17 December 2017

Edmund Baker's Widow And Children

Excerpt from a Saline Co., Illinois, Probate, book:

Edmund Baker
Died: 17 December 1899
Heirs:  Mary Summer, formerly Baker, widow of Edmond Baker 27 April 1901, relinquishing all claims.  Nellie [Cornelius], Lula and Walter Baker, children.
Administrator:  James J. Baker, brother of Edmond

Harrisburg city, Saline, Illinois
Household    Gender    Age
parent    Richard Summers    M  
parent    Mary Summers    F  [nee Feazle]
Delbert Summers    M  
Mollie M Summers    F  
Lula Baker    F  
Walter Baker    M  
Cornelus Baker    M   

In 1910 Mary (Feazle) Baker Summers is listed as a widow going by Mary Baker.

16 December 2017

Loyalist From Maryland

"Haws was a U.E. loyalist; his father had to leave a 100-acre farm in Maryland and fly to Canada."


15 December 2017

Michiganders In Monroe County, New York, Probate

The book of Intestate Estates Of Monroe County, New York...had several references to Michigan, including the citation below:

Charlotte [Eaton County] Michigan, Mentioned In This Abstract

14 December 2017

John Maunsell, A Soldier Of Wolfe's

Source (1724-1795)

From The magazine of American history...:

John Maunsell, a soldier of Wolfe's, who reached the rank of lieutenant-general, was a son of Richard Maunsell, of Limerick, M.P. from 1741 to 1761, and Jane, daughter of Richard Waller, Esq., of Castle Waller, county Tipperary, Ireland.

The subject of this sketch received his commission as ensign in 1741 at the age of seventeen. Another John Mansell, or Maunsell, as it is differently spelled, was commissioned in the third dragoon guards in 1753, and rose through all the grades in the same regiment, being senior captain in 1764, and became lieutenant-general in 1800; but their services were in widely different fields.