22 November 2010

Charlotte Husted, Mother Of Eveline (Jennings) Barnum

A BARNUM researcher (Sharon) told me that she sent the Calvin Barnum family tree to the Montrose [MI] Historical Society and generously offered to help me update my research. Calvin Barnum's father, Joshua, bought property in Erie County, New York; Joshua's birthplace has not been determined.  Calvin moved to Michigan; his brother Joshua (Jr.) moved to Missouri and another brother, Leonard, stayed in Erie County, NY.  (My paternal aunt married Ray Barnum, one of Calvin's descendants).  Calvin (1836 - 1891) is buried in the Montrose Cemetery.

Calvin Barnum was married to Eveline Jennings (1842 - 1928), daughter of Joseph & Charlotte (Husted) Jennings.  After being contacted by Sharon, a closer look was in order for my Barnum/Jennings file.  It was time to resolve the question of whether or not Charlotte (Husted) Jennings had married John Warner.  The question was implied when a Frank Jennings was found living in the household of John and Charlotte Warner in 1880. Who was Frank Jennings and what was his relationship, if any, to the Warners? 
1880 MI Census, Saginaw, Maple Grove
 John WARNER Self  M  Male W 52  CAN  Farmer  CAN  CAN
 Charlotte WARNER Wife  M  Female  W  61  NY  Keep House  NY  NY
 Sally HOWLAND  Other W  Female  W  81  MI  NY  NY
 Frank JENNINGS  Other S  Male  W  13  MI  NY  NY

There was a marriage between John Warner and Charlotte Jennings on 29 August 1879 in Saginaw Co., Michigan; was the bride Charlotte (Husted) Jennings?

My notes reflected that Joseph & Charlotte Jennings and their children Evaline (who married Calvin Barnum), Margary, age 11, and Susan, age 3, were living in Atlas Twp., Genesee County, Michigan in 1860

Jennings, Joseph, 52, b. NY
  "  , Charlotte, 42, b. NY
 "  , Evaline, 18, b. MI
"  , Margary, 11, b. MI
" , Susan, 3, b. MI

In 1870 Joseph & Charlotte Jennings were still in Atlas Township and were joined by their daughter Mary (Margary), her husband, George Thorett, and their son, Franklin.  The Jennings' son Eli, was living next door with his family:

1870 MI Genesee Co., Atlas
Jennings, Joseph, 50, farmer, NY
", Charlott, 41, NY
", Susan, 14, NY
Thorett, George, 24, MI
", Mary, 19, MI
", Franklin, 3, MI
Next Door:
Jennings, E. J., 33, MI
", Nancy, 32, MI
", Ulysses, 4, MI
", Ettie, 7/12, MI
Dillenback, Winston, 24, VT
Dillenback, Hattie
", Alice

Franklin Thorett, age 3, was the right age to be Frank Jennings in the 1880 census living with Charlotte; but his surname was Thorett, not Jennings.  However, when Frank J. Jennings married Mrs. Electa (Bassett) Bennett, his parents were listed as Geo. Thorett and Margery Jennings.

Groom's Name: Frank J. Jennings
Groom's Age: 33 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1865
Groom's Birthplace: Mich. Genesee Co.
Bride's Name: Electia C. Bennett
Bride's Age: 32 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1866
Bride's Birthplace: Mich. Genesee Co.
Marriage Date: 20 Jul 1898
Marriage Place: Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan
Groom's Father: Geo. Thorett
Groom's Mother: Margery Jennings
Bride's Father: Wm. Bassett
Bride's Mother: Not Given
Film Number: 2342510
Digital Folder Number: 4208266
Image Number: 223
Reference Number: v 4 p 105 rn 8180
Collection: null

 Based upon the records above, Frank Jennings enumerated in the 1880 census was the son of Margery Jennings and the grandson of Charlotte (Husted) Jennings.  Charlotte (Husted) Jennings married John Warner based upon said records.

There was a record of Charlotte's death, but her parents were not listed.  According to this site, her parents were Stephen Husted & Elizabeth Soule.

Charlotte Warner
Death Date: 25 Jun 1895
Death Place: Maple Grove, Saginaw, Michigan
Age: 78
Birth Date: 1817
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Married
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B53224-6
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 967174
Reference Number: v D p 8
Collection: Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995

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