22 August 2017

Ernest Wasmus, Little Bighorn Survivor


Source



[Excerpt taken from Health of the Seventh Cavalry: A Medical History, edited by P. Willey, Douglas D. Scott, 2015]


The Globe
St. Paul, Minnesota
14 November 1886



Source

Register of Enlistment Fold3 Source
1886 - U. S. Army
Wasmus Ernest
Where Enlisted: Ft. Snelling, Minn.
By Whom: Lt. Col. Vincent
Where Born: Brunswick, Germany
Age: 38
Occupation: Clerk
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Height: 5'8" 3/4
Dept. Dak.

Ernest Wasmus' wife, Jemima (Jennie) Beulah Cornell, was the sister of Meta Irene (Cornell) Stone. Meta was the grandmother of Jim's cousin, Brandon White.



A Glossary For Scotland


There's a glossary in the back of The Lairds And Lands Of Lock Tayside



20 August 2017

The Canada Company


 List of the proprietors of the Canada Company...19th August, 1826...:

Source

There is a description of the Canada Company at Wikipedia.

18 August 2017

David Chase's Probate #5777


Wayne County, Michigan, Probate File #5777:


Image 821

David Chase
Will Dated: 2 January 1864
Witnesses: Marcus A. Chase; Wm. E. Warriner
Chase, Egbert (Son)
Chase, Emily (Daughter)
Chase, Arline (Daughter)
Chase, Adelaide (Daughter), Delaware Co., Ohio
Adelaide's husband: Early F. Poppleton


Event Place: Michigan, United States
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Laura Chase F 67 Massachusetts
Egebert Chase M 41 Michigan
Henry Van Renselaer M 22 Michigan
Arle Van Renselaer F 23 Michigan
Elisabeth Chase F 33 Michigan


17 August 2017

Mutual Ancestors In A Backus Book






Main Author: Backus, Mary Elizabeth (Neilson) 1876-
Published: [Salem, Mass.] Printed for private distribution [1949].
Subjects: Backus family (William Backus, d. 1661).


William Backus (d. 1661), the original immigrant, was both an ancestor of Dana Converse Backus and me.  William's daughter, Sarah Backus, was one of his children who was my ancestor.

William Backus m. (perhaps Sarah Charles)
his daughter Sarah Backus m. John Reynolds
their daughter Sarah Reynolds m. John Post
their daughter Sarah Post m. Timothy Backus
their son John Backus m. Joanna Cleveland
their son John Backus m. Jerusha Baker
their son John Backus m. (perhaps Hannah Fuller)
their daughter Laura Backus m. Thomas Richmond
their daughter Cynthia Richmond m. James More
their daughter Addie More m. William Powers
their son Ralph Powers m. Beatrice Cameron
their son Richard Powers m. J. Garrett
Me


William's son, Stephen Backus, was my ancestor as well.  Stephen is an ancestor through both his son, Timothy, and his daughter, Rebecca.  

William Backus m. (perhaps Sarah Charles)
Stephen Backus m. Sarah Spencer
Timothy Backus m. Sarah Post
John Backus m. Joanna Cleveland
John Backus m. Jerusha Baker
John Backus m. (perhaps Hannah Fuller)
[See Above Lineage For Descendants, Including Me]


William Backus m. (perhaps Sarah Charles)
Stephen Backus m. Sarah Spencer
Rebecca Backus m. William Baker
Benjamin Baker m. Jerusha Parish
Jerusha Baker m. John Backus
John Backus m. (perhaps Hannah Fuller)
[See Above Lineage For Descendants, Including Me]

Grissell Fletcher [also in the Backus book] was also an ancestor of mine through her daughter, Hannah Jewell.

Thomas Jewell m. Grissell Fletcher
Hannah Jewell m. John Parish
Benjamin Parish m. Mary Tracy*
Jerusha Parish m. Benjamin Baker
Jerusha Baker m. John Backus
John Backus m. (perhaps Hannah Fuller)
[See Above Lineage For Descendants, Including Me]

Lieutenant Thomas Tracy is another ancestor of mine who was also in the Dana Converse Backus ancestry.  Thomas Tracy's son, Jonathan, had a daughter, Mary*, who married Benjamin Parish.


Also of note: Matthew Marvin (also in the book) was my son-in-law's ancestor, through his daughter, Sarah Marvin. 


16 August 2017

Alexander M. McDonald's Petition


Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865) [access microfilm here]:


Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Microform: c-2192
Petitions "M," Bundle 3
Petition #45 [Image 325]
Alexander M. McDonald

...Petitioner had the honor of serving during the late American War in His Majesty's ?4?th Regiment, Sergeant Major to the Second Battalion...making preparations for bringing his family into this Province...

Newark, 15 August 1797