25 April 2018

John Wilkes Booth - The Murderers Doom

The Murderers doom. Miserable death of J. Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. Shot through the head by Sergeant Boston Corbett in a barn on Garrett's Farm near the Rappahannock, April 25, 1865.
Source Citation:

The Murderers doom. Miserable death of J. Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. Shot through the head by Sergeant Boston Corbett in a barn on Garrett's Farm near the Rappahannock. Caroline Pennsylvania Philadelphia Port Royal United States Virginia, 1865. J. L. Magee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm000350/. (Accessed March 06, 2018.)

Irving Glass In Probate

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

Glass, Irving   [Image 3800]
Probate File# 22730
Father of Estate
Denton, Wayne County, Michigan

24 April 2018

Helen F. (Falconer) O'Brien, File# 13380

Image 2890 (Wayne County Probate Alpha Index Card)
O'Brien, Helen F.
Fort D.A. Russell is in Wyoming Territory
Died: 6 February 1887
Probate File #13380 was located on the Index Card

A search of Michigan Wills/Probate at  HeritageQuest using File# 13380, produced the following (see file documents online:

Name: Helen F O'Brien
Probate Date: 26 Feb 1887
Probate Place: Wayne, Michigan, USA
Case Number: 13380Source Citation: Probate Estate Packets, 1797-1901; Author: Michigan. Probate Court (Wayne County); Probate Place: Wayne, Michigan. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Michigan, Wills and Probate Records, 1784-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Michigan County, District and Probate Courts.

Included was the following data:

Petition of Lyster M. O'Brien (husband), of the U.S. Army, at present stationed at Fort D.A. Russell
Helen F. O'Brien had no will
"  died at Fort D. A. Russell on February 6, 1887
She had personal property in Wayne County, Michigan (10,000 dollars)
Heirs: Husband; *Charlotte Ida O'Brien, age 8 4/12; Falconer O'Brien, age 4 10/12; Herbert Lyster O'Brien, age 1 month (all reside at the fort aforesaid)

FindAGrave Memorial for Helen (Falconer) O'Brien.

United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890
Name Lyster M O'Brien
Event Place Fort Bridger, Uintah, Wyoming, United States

Lyster M. O'Brien mentioned in the record of *Charlotte O'Brien Nicholas
Name Lyster M. O'Brien
Wife Helen Falconer
Other information in the record of Charlotte O'Brien Nicholas, from Ohio Deaths
Name Charlotte O'Brien Nicholas
Event Type Death
Event Date 04 Mar 1920
Event Place Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 01 Oct 1878
Birthplace Columbus, Ohio
Burial Date 06 Mar 1920
Cemetery Green Lawn
Father's Name Lyster M. O'Brien
Father's Birthplace Monroe, Mich.
Mother's Name Helen Falconer
Mother's Birthplace Hamilton, Ohio
Spouse's Name E. Mithoff Nicholas

Ohio Deaths
Name Lyster M O'Brien
Event Date 12 Apr 1912
Event Place Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
Marital Status Widowed
Occupation Retired Col. U.S.A.
Birth Date 07 Dec 1836
Birthplace Monroe, Michigan
Birth Year (Estimated) 1837
Burial Date 15 Apr 1912
Burial Place Washington, D.C.
Father's Name John O'Brien
Father's Birthplace Ireland
Mother's Name Charlotte Tull
Mother's Birthplace England

More about Lyster Miller O'Brien in "The Class of Fifty-eight, University of Michigan"....

Robert McCrea, POW

British Military and Naval Records...Microform: c-11837:

Image 4571

McCrea, Robert
Captain, Queen's Rangers
Prisoner on parole

23 April 2018

Daniels Carpenter Estate

File 10232
Daniels Carpenter
Died: 13 October 1880
Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Daniels Carpenter's granddaughter, Laura Richmond*, of Foxborough, Massachusetts, wife of Ira Richmond, caught my attention years ago as I was searching for my ancestress, Laura (Backus) Richmond.  They are two different people.

*Laura A. (Prescott) Richmond's memorial at FindAGrave.

21 April 2018

R. N. McMillan Married Into The Smith Family

A snippet from the family tree of Paul Richards:


Emma Ursula Smith (from the family tree above) married Robert N. McMillan (obituary below):

The Times-Picayune from New Orleans, Louisiana
 Published: 25 May 1875
OBITUARY. Franklin, La., May 24. Robert N. McMillan, the oldest living member of the Franklin bar, died here this morning.