22 September 2017

Wheeler In Livingston County


New York Probate Records...Livingston Decrees, Orders 1824-1878...:



Wheeler [Image 381]
19 September 1835
Petition of Hannah Wheeler (Administrix)
On Behalf Of
William E. Wheeler And Sarah Ann Wheeler
Minors Under The Age Of 14
Residents of Livingston County [New York]
Administration...of Daniel Wheeler, Late Of The Town Of Livonia
Daniel Wheeler Died 22 August 1835
Augustus Gibbs, Administrator


Emancipation Proclamation






President Lincoln's Proclamation of Freedom

Whereas on the 22d day of September in the year of our Lord 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the States containing, among other things, following, to wit: That on the 1st day of January in the year of Lord 1863 all persons held as slaves within any or designated part of a State the people whereof then be in rebellion against the United States shall then thenceforward and forever free...




"...the following to wit Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemine, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth) and which excepted parts are for the present left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued...". [Source]


Mill In Arkansas

Plaquemine Parish Courthouse




21 September 2017

By The Treaty Of Fort Harmar




From A chapter of the history of the War of 1812 in the Northwest. ...:

They [Native Americans] hoped to regain their old boundary, the Ohio River. In this they were consistent: they had contended for it in the War of 1791, and when our government endeavored after Harmar's and St. Clair's defeats, and before Wayne's campaign, to make peace with them, they unitedly refused, except upon the terms of this boundary; and our Government during its negotiations with them had to put in the plea, that, as by the treaty of "Fort Harmar" a part of the territory had been ceded to the United States, and already partially occupied in good faith, the old limits could not be agreed too, but that the then existing limits and boundaries should forever be held sacred and inviolate. British officers and agents had promised them in 1791, if they would make a general war on the American settlements already established in the north-western territory, that all the power and all the warriors of the king of Great Britain, their great father beyond the rising sun, should be brought to their support, and would certainly secure to them forever the boundary of the Ohio River.


19 September 2017

"S's" In Clinton County, New York


New York, Probate Records...Clinton Letters of administration...of testamentary 1890-1908:



Part Of The "S" Index (Image 306)






Davis Family From A Cousin's Ancestry


Descendants of Walter Powers & Trial Shepherd included my double cousin (on the Rice and Johnson lines), the late Constance Brinley Butterfield* (the Davis portion of her lineage shown below - links may differ from the original post).  Walter and Trial are NOT my Powers ancestors.



*Constance Beverly Brinly, daughter of 
Lola Dee Rice & Charles T. Brinly, daughter of 
Charles Logan Rice & Mary Josephine Johnson, son of 
Mary Jane Davis & Arthur Lemuel Rice, daughter of
James Davis & Amanda Grimes, son of
 Lydia Harwood & Nathaniel Davis... 


The Davis line taken from the History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont:... by Lyman Simpson Hayes:







James and Amanda (Grimes) Davis in the 1850 Census:


Rockingham, Windham, Vermont
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Amanda Davis F 46
Betsey B Parker F 19
Mary J Davis F 17
Fanny F Davis F 14
Melinda C Davis F 10
Helen J Davis F 7


Name: Mrs Amanda G. Davis
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1863
Event Place: Calhoun, McMinn, Tennessee
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 16 Jan 1804
Death Date: 17 Apr 1863
Affiliate Record Identifier: 7661033
Cemetery: Calhoun Community Cemetery



18 September 2017

Christopher B. Acklin In A Mississippi Notice





Lexington union., February 23, 1839, Image 1
About Lexington union. (Lexington, Miss.) 1838-18??
Image provided by: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Death Of Sarah G. Acklin





The home journal., September 09, 1875, Image 3
About The home journal. (Winchester, Tenn.) 1858-188?
Image provided by: University of Tennessee