The Ancestry of Michael Ronald Spieth

Generation 1

1 Michael Ronald Spieth, born August 30, 1958 in Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri. He was the son of 2. Walter Ronald Spieth and 3. Harriet Marie Williams.

Generation 2

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Walter Ronald Spieth, born May 3, 1936 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; died October 9, 2013 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin. He was the son of 4. William Henry Spieth and 5. Dorothy Bonita Rudick. He married 3. Harriet Marie Williams March 08, 1958 in Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri.
3 Harriet Marie Williams, born August 4, 1938 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan, died June 19,2014 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of 6. Brendan Roger Williams and 7. Margaret Regina Fragile.
Children of Walter Ronald Spieth and Harriet Marie Williams:
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Irene Mary Endress, born December 21, 1956 in Houghton, Copper County, Michigan; married Darwin Phillip Gager May 26, 1979 in Grand Marais, Alger County, Michigan; born June 1, 1956 in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan. Irene was given to over to Catholic Charities of the Upper Peninsula at birth, and was adopted and raised by Ora Joseph Endress and Gladys Victoria Lundquist. She found her connection to the Spieths in 2007. and was welcomed by the family.
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Michael Ronald Spieth, born August 30, 1958 in Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri.
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Margaret Mary Spieth, born December 23, 1959 in Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Dennis Michael Keller September 13, 1980 in Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin; born October 13, 1955 in Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin; divorced October 16, 2000.
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Ronald Jeffrey Spieth, born November 30, 1962 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Jeanette Lynn Treutel August 03, 1985 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin; born May 22, 1965 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin.
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Matthew William Spieth, born July 24, 1967 in Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin; married Anne Marie Mudroch August 10, 1991 in Fredonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin; born December 21, 1970 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
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Jennifer Leah Spieth, born January 20, 1969 in Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin; married Gary Donald Lorenz June 24, 1989 in Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin; born December 20, 1964 in Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

Generation 3

4 William Henry Spieth, born June 18, 1912 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio; died September 4, 1976 in Ford River, Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 8. Willis Arthur Spieth and 9. Lorena Frederica Wise. He married 5. Dorothy Bonita Rudick.
5 Dorothy Bonita Rudick, born May 10, 1915 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died March 25, 1981 in Pinellas County, Florida. She was the daughter of 10. Cecil Edward Rudick and 11. Mary Alice Cessna.
Dorothy was hospitalized with Rheumatic Fever when she was nine years old, and stiffness affected her hands throughout her life.

William Henry Spieth (Hank) was badly burned as a child, his left arm being most injured. A persistent rumor in the family was that doctors had replaced one of Hank’s arm muscles with a muscle from a pig! (It is said that the doctor remained anonymous, the procedure was so radical.) As a result of the injury he was not allowed into the army during World War II, and served in the CCC instead. In Detroit, Michigan, Hank worked as a millwright for Chrysler before taking on truck driving jobs.

Dorothy (Dot) and a friend worked together as seamstresses, and at one point Dorothy’s pinafores adorned the sidewalk level display windows at Detroit’s famous J. L. Hudson department store. In the mid 1940’s, Dorothy was quarantined for eighteen months with tuberculosis. During part of that time, the boys lived with their grandparents.

The family vacationed a few times along the Lake Michigan shore at Cedar River, south of Escanaba. Eventually, Hank asked the owner of the small resort to keep an eye open for business opportunities in the area, and in 1953, when a small general store in Ford River, Michigan, was put up for sale, Hank bought the business, along with the house behind it. They knocked down the original store a few years later, and built a new one just to the south. Hank sold the store about 1973, and had a new house built a mile or so inland.

Hank became a popular daily school bus driver for the next year or two, then drove the bus less often, transporting the sports teams to and from their games. He died in his sleep, only days after announcing his retirement, and it was said that the local school had to let the children out early to attend his funeral services. Dorothy then moved to Clearwater, Florida, near to where her sister Vera lived. Vera had settled in Florida decades earlier.

Hank and Dot are buried in Ford River, Michigan.

Children of William Henry Spieth and Dorothy Bonita Rudick:
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Phillip Henry Spieth, born September 18, 1935 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; died June 23, 2005 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; married Noreen Marie Gingrass July 30, 1957 in Gladstone, Delta County, Michigan; born March 13, 1933 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
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Walter Ronald Spieth, born May 3, 1936 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; died October 11, 2013 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin; married Harriet Marie Williams March 8, 1958 in Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri; born August 4, 1938 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died June 19, 2014 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin.
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Cecil Willis Spieth, born May 2, 1941 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
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Brendan Roger Williams, born May 10, 1917 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died June 18, 2008 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 12. Roger Nicholas Williams and 13. Leah Elizabeth Laviolette. He married 7. Margaret Regina Fragile June 25, 1937 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
7 Margaret Regina Fragile, born November 12, 1916 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died June 13, 1986 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 14. Michael E. Fragale and 15. Emma Maria Leisner.
Brendan was an excellent all-around athlete at St. Joseph High School, and was noted in Escanaba's Centennial History book published in 1963. He had the nickname of “Red” because of his red hair. He was awarded a scholarship to play football at Milwaukee’s Marquette University, but was expelled after it was learned from a family member that he was married to a Lutheran.

Brendan got the trapping bug after reading some magazines when he was about ten years old. He found that muskrats loved cattails, which grew in marshes and along small streams, even within Escanaba's city limits. In the 1920’s and 1930’s muskrat fur coats were quite popular, and once cleaned and stretched, pelts sold well. Red said he had trapped as many as 1200 muskrats in a single season. He also took mink, some beaver, and an occasional otter and red fox. Sometimes skunks took the bait. Brendan claimed that trapping took a very understanding wife, since pelting and scraping often resulted in strong and pervasive odors.

For years Brendan navigated the Lake Michigan shoreline in a rowboat powered by an airplane motor, its propeller mounted at the rear. Once, he was detained and questioned by the FBI after being spotted chasing a wounded fox across the runway at the Escanaba airport.

Another basement business venture involved raising night-crawlers to sell to local fishermen.

Brendan Williams was wounded in action in World War II, just before the Battle of the Bulge, shot through the arm. Upon returning to Escanaba, he worked as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier.

Children of Brendan Roger Williams and Margaret Regina Fragile:
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Harriet Marie Williams, born August 4, 1938 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died June 19, 2014 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin; married Walter Ronald Spieth March 08, 1958 in Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri; born May 3, 1936 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; died October 11, 2013 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin.
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Michael Brendan Williams, born March 8, 1942. In Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
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Mary Margaret Williams, born April 11, 1949 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died November 9, 1980 in Escanaba, Michigan. Mary died of complications from diabetes, which she battled through much of her life.
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Brendan Roger Williams, born January 7, 1953 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.

Generation 4

8 Willis Arthur Spieth, born May 31, 1884 in Wood County, Ohio; died February 12, 1954. He was the son of 16. William George Spieth and 17. Kathryn Christina Groh. He married 9. Lorena Frederica Wise abt. 1907.
9 Lorena Frederica Wise, born November 5, 1886 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died April 20, 1976 in Gladstone, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 18. Henry Wise and 19. Mary Anna Law.
Children of Williis Arthur Spieth and Lorena Frederica Wise:
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Dorothy May Spieth, born May 31, 1916 in Michigan; died January 19, 2000 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan; Married Jack Edward Bowen on June 15, 1935; born February 11, 1915 in Ohio; died August 8, 1998 in Frankfort, Benzie County, Michigan.
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William Henry Spieth, born June 18, 1912 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio; died September 4, 1976 in Ford River, Delta County, Michigan; married Dorothy Bonita Rudick born May 10, 1915 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died March 25, 1981 in Pinellas County, Florida.
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Cecil Edward Rudick, born February 24, 1888, probably in Seligman, Barry County, Missouri; died abt. 1952 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. He was the son of 20. John Andrew Rudick and 21. Jemima Catherine Crews. He married 11. Mary Alice Cessna.
11 Mary Alice Cessna, born May 3, 1888 in Kentucky; died abt. 1952 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 22. Walter Coombs Cessna and 23. Susan "Sudie" Walters.
Cecil worked as a motorman for the Detroit streetcar company, as did his brother-in-law Joseph Cessna. Other Cessna brothers, Samuel and Larue, worked for a time as conductors.

Cecil and Mary seem to have met and married while the Cessna family lived in eastern Oklahoma, having bought an oil well. The first Rudick child, Walter, was born in Oklahoma. The oil well was a bust, and the Cessnas returned to Kentucky. Cecil was eventually employed with the railroad in Louisville, Kentucky. Daughter Dorothy was born during this time. By 1920, they were in Detroit, where daughter Vera Mae was born.

Mary suffered from severe arthritis, and had thyroid problems, which were passed on to her children Walter and Vera Mae.

Children of Cecil Edward Rudick and Mary Alice Cessna:
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Walter Cessna Rudick, born April 26, 1912 in Gore, Sequoya County, Oklahoma; died April 25, 1943; married Mabel Helen Mann August 4, 1934; born July 11, 1908; died July 21, 1995. Walter Cessna Rudick died during an emergency blood transfusion in the hospital. He suffered from severe thyroid problems, which ran in the family, also affecting his sister Vera Mae and his mother.
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Dorothy Bonita Rudick, born March 08, 1915 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died March 25, 1981 in Pinellas, County, Florida; married William Henry Spieth; born Jun 18, 1912 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio; died September 4, 1976 in Ford River, Delta County, Michigan.
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Cecil Rudick, born January 19, 1918; died January 22, 1918.
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Vera Mae Rudick, born July 18, 1923 in Michigan; died June 3, 1998 in Loxahatchee, Palm beach County, Florida; married Edgar Charles Bourdon, Jr.; born July 6, 1919 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; died July 14, 1992 in New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida.
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Roger Nicholas Williams, born November 8, 1897 in Stonington, Delta County, Michigan; died August 17, 1958 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 24. George F. Williams and 25. Susan A. Young. He married 13. Leah Elizabeth Laviolette September 26, 1915 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
13 Leah Elizabeth Laviolette, born March 25, 1897 in Bark River, Delta County, Michigan; died April 5, 1976 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 26. Adelore Laviolette and 27. Anastasia Tessier.
An excellent swimmer, Roger once swam Lake Michigan from Escanaba to the Garden Peninsula (a distance of more than 25 miles).

By the age of fifteen Roger was working with Hoyler Baking Company in the 400 block of Ludington Street in Escanaba. He remained with the company for twenty-five years. Arol Beck, well known Escanaba historian, wrote of him in the Escanaba Daily Press:

...'Bunze' Williams worked for local bakeries for many years. I can still visualize him, his left arm stretched out as far as it could, balancing stacked loaves of bread as he delivered to my father's store early in the morning. Bunze is a constant in my memory. I'll never forget this hard working, cigar smoking vendor of yesterday's necessities.

In another article, Mr. Beck wrote:

Hoyler Baking Company at one time operated many trucks which delivered to the retail trade, and I'll never forget soft spoken, quiet Bunze Williams who brought bread to our store and later supervised the truck routes.

The Hoyler Baking Company went out of business, and from about 1938 to 1943, Roger owned and operated the Swedish Bakery, located in the 400 block of Ludington Street in Escanaba. His daughter, Miriam, vividly remembered helping out in the bakery before school each morning, stuffing jelly into pastry. Often, she would bring baked goods to school and share them with classmates. From about 1943 until his death, Roger worked at the Birds Eye Veneer Company in Escanaba. Roger died from carcinoma of the lungs.

Leah Laviolette worked as a licensed practical nurse. She was a devout Catholic whose mother recited the rosary each night before bed. At one point Leah traveled to Montreal in order to cede any claim to church land she might have had a share in through the "Tessier Land Claim lawsuits," wanting to have absolutely no dispute with her church or faith.

Leah died from Pneumonia and carcinoma of the uterus.

Children of Roger Nicholas Williams ans Leah Elizabeth Laviolette:
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Brendan Roger Williams, born May 10, 1917 in Escanaba, Michigan; died June 18, 2008 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Margaret Regina Fragile June 25, 1937 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; born November 12, 1916 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died June 13, 1986 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
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Marlin James Williams, born October 19, 1918 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Helen Honey Curran June 22, 1940 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; born February 1919. Marlin had military service between 1942 - 1946, U.S.Army, WWII, 3rd Army under General Patton. He was cited for bravery and awarded the Bronze Star. He had the nicknames “Wick” and, like his brother, “Red” because of his red hair.
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Miriam Susan Williams, born July 12, 1924 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died May 31, 1995 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married John Anthony Baribeau May 4, 1946 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; born January 1, 1920 in Escanaba, Michigan; died August 30, 2004 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. Miriam died of a cerebral hemorrhage. John Anthony Baribeau, her husband, owned the Escanaba Steam Laundry.
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Lorraine Elizabeth Williams, born March 24, 1927 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died January 25, 1954 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; married Glenn Meintz July 24, 1945 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. Lorraine Williams, known as “Betty,” died in a car accident on Willow Run Expressway at Haggerty, near Detroit, Michigan.
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Roger Nicholas Williams, born May 10, 1932 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Donna Line June 22, 1966. Roger Williams served in the U.S. Army, Vietnam era, stationed New Mexico. He was nicknamed “Skip.”
14 Michael E. Fragale, born August 16, 1883 in Catanzano, Calabria, Italy, in or near the village of Serrastretta; died June 2, 1960 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 28. Gabriele Fragale and 29. Maria Concetta Mascaro. He married 15. Emma Maria Leisner on March 4, 1908 in Delta County, Michigan.
15 Emma Maria Leisner, born January 26, 1890 in Delta County, Michigan, probably in Ford River; died in 1982 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 30. Frederick Leisner and 31. Ernestina Giese.
More about Michael E. Fragale:

He was born Michele Fragale, and probably immigrated to the United States in 1900 or 1902. Starting out with relatives in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, he lived briefly with a cousin, John Fragale, in Manistique, Michigan, before settling for the rest of his life in Escanaba, Michigan. His obituary states that he arrived in Escanaba in 1903. Mike worked for the railroad, on Escanaba’s massive ore docks.

The surname “Fragale” somehow became “Fragile,” the spelling the three daughters used, although Margaret wanted the original spelling restored for her gravestone.

Children of Michael E. Fragale and Emma Maria Leisner:
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Irene Ernestina Fragile, born June 30, 1909 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died September 14, 2012 in Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan; married Edward James Stratton August 31, 1933; born August 14, 1908; died June 24, 1979.
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Harriet Bertha Fragile, born November 14, 1911 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died February 5, 1984 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Leon Richard Schram, born July 13, 1910 in Michigan; died February 25, 2003 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. Dick Schram nearly made the US Olympic pole vaulting team.
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Margaret Regina Fragile, born November 12, 1916 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died June 13, 1986 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Brendan Roger Williams June 25, 1937; born March 10, 1917 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; died June 18, 2008 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.

Generation 5

16 William George Spieth, born February 5, 1858 in Medina County, Ohio; died February 14, 1925 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio. He was the son of 32. John David Spieth and 33. Christina Catherine Schect. He married 17. Kathryn Christina Groh abt. 1881.
17 Kathryn Christina Groh, born May 22, 1860 in Germany; died February 29, 1932 in Wood County, Ohio. She was the daughter of 34. John G. Groh and 35. Joanna C. Plapp.
William George Spieth was baptized April 11, 1858. He worked as a foreman in the oil fields. Cause of death: interstitial nephritis, myocarditis.

Kathryn Christina Groh was baptized January 2, 1861. Cause of death: ovarian septic tumor.

Children of William George Spieth and Kathryn Christina Groh:
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Pearl Viola Spieth, born September 20, 1881 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio; died January 3, 1938 in Ohio; married Charles Nellis Osterhout abt. 1904; born September 7, 1876; died December 7, 1950 in Wood County, Ohio. Pearl Viola Spieth died of angina pectoris.
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Willis Arthur Spieth, born May 31, 1884 in Wood County, Ohio; died February 12 1954; married Lorena Frederica Wise abt. 1908; born November 5, 1886; died May 20, 1976.
18 Henry Wise, born October 5, 1847 in Bryon, Germany; died August 22, 1929 in Beldon, Lorain County, Ohio. He was the son of 36. Peter Wise and 37. Louisa Mueller. He married 19. Mary Anna Law March 28, 1871.
19 Mary Anna Law, born February 12, 1870 in Beldon, Lorain County, Ohio; died January 26, 1936 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 38. Jacob Law and 39. Agnes Anna Laudenberger.
Mary Anna Wise’s obituary states that four children preceded her in death, while she was survived by ten children, thirty grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

Geographical note: Beldon Ohio was a populated area about three miles south and east of the town of Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio.

Children of Henry Wise and Mary Anna Law:
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Rosa S. Wise, born September 27, 1873 in Ohio; died March 19, 1928 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; married Charles Henry Spieth abt. 1893. Charles Henry Spieth was the uncle of Willis Arthur Spieth, who married Rosa’s younger sister Lorena.
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Bertha Wise, born April 2, 1875 in Ohio; died November 24, 1968 in Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio; married Edward Marsh.
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Ella Mary Wise, born February 13, 1877 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died June, 1958; married George C. Droege, born abt. 1872.
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Edith Caroline Wise, born September 16, 1878 in Belden, Lorain County, Ohio; died January 30, 1953 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; married Peter Shuster abt. 1901; born September 12, 1872 in Eaton, Lorain County, Ohio; died October 20, 1931 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio.
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Amanda Agnes Wise, born November 8, 1880 in Valley City, Medina County, Ohio; died January 24, 1953 in New London, Huron County, Ohio; married Henry Richard Stoskopf, born April 2, 1874 in Valley City, Medina County, Ohio; died June 7, 1952 in New London, Huron County, Ohio.
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Elmer Henry Wise, born November 15, 1882 in Beldon, Lorain County, Ohio; died May 28, 1952 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; married Lucy M. Buckingham, born November 15, 1881 in England; died January 1, 1972 in Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio.
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Anna S. Wise, born December 19, 1884 in Belden, Lorain County, Ohio; died April 27, 1959 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; married Albert F. Moehle August 19, 1903; born May 2, 1880 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio; died October 29, 1961 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio.
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Lorena Frederica Wise, born November 5, 1886 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died May 20, 1976 in Gladstone, Delta County, Michigan; married (1) Willis Arthur Spieth, born May 31, 1884 in Ohio; died abt. 1954 (2) Lou Sarato.
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Agnes Louise Wise, born January 9, 1889 in Ohio; died October 30, 1979 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; married Albert Charles Cousins January 9, 1909; born December 23, 1884 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died February 8, 1957 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio.
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Henry A. Wise, born December 14, 1890 in Belden, Lorain County, Ohio; died August 20, 1973 in Ashtabula County, Ohio; married (1) Mabel Caddick, died July 7, 1913 (2) Ella Lapland (3) Elizabeth Vanderhoff. Note: Mabel Caddick died on the same day that her second child with Henry Wise was born.
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Ralph W. Wise, born September 23, 1892 in Ohio; died May 18, 1922 in Scioto, Pickaway County, Ohio. Ralph Wise was institutionalized after being badly burned by hot water in a kitchen accident.
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Clarence Leon Wise, born December 1, 1894 in Belden, Lorain County, Ohio; died March 1, 1975 in Medina, Medina County, Ohio; married Irene Bessie Pfeiffer March 2, 1918 in Medina County, Ohio; born December 24, 1898 in Litchfield, Medina County, Ohio; died January 25, 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio.
20 John Andrew Rudick, born abt. 1855, probably in Benton County, Arkansas; died after 1915. He was the son of 40. Stephen D. Reddick and 41. Margaret E. Mizer. He married 21. Jemima Catherine Crews March 7, 1878, in Stone County, Arkansas.
21 Jemima Catherine Crews, born December 5, 1863 in Arkansas; died in 1952, probably in Oklahoma. She was the daughter of 42. William James Crews and 43. Sarah A. Rogers.
John Andrew Rudick was likely born on, or near, Roller Ridge, Arkansas, just across the state line from Seligman, Missouri. His parents lived with (probable) grandfather Ebenezer Reddick and Ebenezer’s wife, Luvicia. In the aftermath of the Civil War (with the famous Battle of Pea ridge occurring only a few miles away) this family was utterly destroyed. John’s father, Stephen Reddick, along with Ebenezer and his wife, were all dead by 1866. John’s infant brother Weston remained with his mother, Margaret, but the other three boys went to three different families; John himself became a “bound boy” on the farm of Michael and Sarah Buttram. He was there in 1870, according to the census.

In 1878, John married fourteen year old Jemima Catherine Crews, who went by the name Catherine, about a hundred miles away in Locust Grove, Arkansas. Their first child (Ollie Mae) was born there, and the following two children may also have been born there, or more likely in nearby Big Flat, Arkansas.

The next five children were all probably born in Seligman, Missouri, where John had a book-keeping job. Later, the family lived back in Big Flat, Arkansas. Through John’s son Floyd comes this story: John Rudick was a schoolteacher, and two weeks before the school year began (August 1897?), he rode his horse into town to purchase some shoes, and he never returned.

John had run off with Sarah Theodosia Burrows, a second cousin on his mother’s side. They relocated across the border in Oklahoma: Indian territory. The last record of John Andrew Rudick places him in Joplin, Missouri, attesting to the death of Theodosia, on February 6, 1916. He had been editing and writing for the Galena Weekly Republican newspaper.

After John ran off, Catherine married John Rose, who had a mill in the area. Later she married Sam Sutterfield. Catherine and some of her children relocated to Oklahoma. She is buried in Luther, Oklahoma, near to her son, Homer. Her tombstone reads: “Catherine Sutterfield.”

Children of John Andrew Rudick and Jemima Catherine Crews:
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Ollie Mae Rudick, born January 9, 1880 in Arkansas; died January 6, 1971 in Los Angeles, California; married (1) Columbus John Norman April 18, 1897 in Stone County, Arkansas; born February 15, 1876 in Big Flat, Baxter/Searcy County, Arkansas; died 1939 in Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma (2) Sam Abbot.
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Edna Aldene Rudick, born May 15, 1883 in Arkansas; died September 1, 1964 in Gore, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma; married Samuel A. Prater in 1902 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma; born January 20, 1873 in Oklahoma; died July, 1963 in Gore, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
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Rosa E. Rudick, born April 27, 1885 in Arkansas; died July 10, 1946 in San Joaquin, California; married John Gerty McCarty February 3, 1901 in Marion, Arkansas; born February 3, 1879 in Arkansas; died October 25, 1967 in Sacramento, California.
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Floyd Erasmus Rudick, born September 26, 1886 in Seligman, Barry County, Missouri; died January 15 1967 in McCrory, Woodruff County, Arkansas; married Annie Belle Branscum in 1905; born May 16, 1886 in Locust Grove, Stone County, Arkansas; died July 26, 1971 in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas.
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Cecil Edward Rudick, born February 24, 1888, probably in Seligman, Barry County, Missuri; died 1952 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; married Mary Alice Cessna in Oklahoma; born May 3, 1888 in Kentucky; died 1952 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
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Macon Cornelius Rudick, born September 9, 1889 in Arkansas; died August 23, 1934 in Oklahoma; married Bessie C. Runyon, born October 14, 1891 in Illinois; died March 31, 1984 in Oklahoma.
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Josia Rudick, born after 1890 in Arkansas; died abt. 1911 in Arkansas. Josie Rudick supposedly married a man named Hutcheson, and died during childbirth.
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Winfred Homer Rudick, born July 14, 1891 in Seligman, Barry County, Missouri; died in1947; married Jeannette Nettie Reece; born abt. 1889 in Arkansas. Note: Homer, his wife and his daughter lived in Luther, Oklahoma, in 1940.
22 Walter Coombs Cessna, born February 28, 1856, in Larue County, Kentucky; died May 26, 1942, probably in Detroit, Michigan. He was the son of 44. William Wallace Cessna and 45. Marion Wallace Coombs. He married 23. Susan “Sudie” Walters June 16, 1881.
23 Susan “Sudie“ Walters, born April 28, 1856 in Kentucky; died February 16, 1925 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 46. Joseph W. Walters and 47. Susan Cessna.
Census documents record Walter’s middle name as “Combs,” but the spelling “Coombs” is probably correct.

Susan Cessna’s obituary says that there were nine children, so there are two early deaths unaccounted for in addition to the two children buried in Kentucky.

Walter Cessna was a well known livestock trader in central Kentucky. He had a business partner named Nicholas Head. At one point Walter purchased an oil well and moved his family to Oklahoma. His granddaughter, Lillian Coombs Cessna, daughter of Squire LaRue Cessna, tells how her father returned to the house one day, sprayed with oil and expecting punishment, but was rewarded with a trip into town for new clothes. Alas, the oil well turned out to be a bust, and eventually the family returned east.

The 1900 census shows the Cessnas in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky; the 1910 census shows them in Gore, Oklahoma. By 1920, Walter and Sudie were back in Hodgenville, Kentucky, with Daughter Mary Alice and her new husband Cecil Rudick living in Louisville, Kentucky, and sons Sam, LaRue and Howard living with Brother Joseph and his wife, all in Detroit, Michigan.

After the death of his wife Sudie, Walter remained in Larue and Nelson Counties, Kentucky, devoting the remainder of his life to farming and raising fine saddle and harness horses, with the specialty of five-gaited horses. A true Kentuckian, he rode nearly every day up until two years before his death, when he moved to the Detroit area to live with his son Howard.

Walter Coombs Cessna and Susan Walters are buried in the South Fork Baptist Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

Children of Walter Coombs Cessna and Susan "Sudie" Walters:
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Joseph Walters Cessna, born March 6 1884 in Larue County, Kentucky; died June 15,1977 in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan; married Hattie Elizabeth Lowery September 24, 1905; born November 1, 1885 in Leitchfield, Grayson County, Kentucky; died April 27, 1913 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Joseph Walters Cessna did not go with the family to Oklahoma, being married with a family. Joseph was a motorman for the Detroit streetcar company for most of his life. Hattie Elizabeth Lowery probably died of tuberculosis. The three daughters were raised by their Lowery grandparents in Leitchfield, Kentucky, while father Joseph lived in Detroit.
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Infant Cessna, born August 9, 1886, died February 19, 1889; a son, buried in the South Fork Baptist Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Mary Alice Cessna, born May 3, 1888 in Kentucky; died abt. 1952 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; married Cecil Edward Rudick; born February 24, 1888, probably in Seligman, Barry County, Missouri; died abt. 1952 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
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Walter R. Cessna, born October 25, 1890 in Larue County, Kentucky; died November 25, 1892, in Larue County, Kentucky; buried in the South Fork Baptist Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Samuel Head Cessna, born October 9, 1892 in Larue County, Kentucky; died August 5, 1990 in California; married (1) Anna Mauretia Brown in 1915; born August 30, 1891 in Hancock County, Kentucky; died November 12, 1974 in La Mirada, California (2) Mignon R. Scott; born May 2, 1900 in Missouri; died August 3, 1990 in California. Samuel Cessna’s middle name seems to come from the surname of his father’s business partner, Nicholas Head. Samuel worked for a time as a conductor with Detroit’s streetcar company, but later relocated to California.
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Squire Larue Cessna, born April 11, 1896 in Kentucky; died January 1, 1988 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; married Mary Barbara Brown abt. 1919; born abt. 1898 in Larue County, Kentucky; died January 6, 1980 in New Baltimore, Macomb County, Michigan. Larue Cessna worked in Detroit as a streetcar conductor before his marriage, was an insurance salesman as of the 1930 census, and was a manager for an automobile plant in the 1940 census. Larue Cessna was also a minister of the Church of God, 7th Day, in Detroit, and was an influential member of the “Sacred Name” movement.
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Leslie Howard Cessna, born May, 1898 in Kentucky; died September 29, 1991 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky. Howard Cessna worked for the Chrysler automobile company, and then as a police officer. He married a woman named Grace, and appears to have had no children.
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George F. Williams, born April 7, 1858 on Mackinac Island, Michigan; died January 25, 1911 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 48. Jeremiah Williams and 49. Mary Elizabeth/Isabell McCoy. He married 25. Susan A. Young March 11, 1889 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
25 Susan A. Young, born February 12, 1870 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie County, Wisconsin; died April 9, 1942 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 50. Peter Young and 51. Catherine Emmick.
George Williams worked as a land cruiser, someone who scouted out potential stands of timber for the lumber companies to harvest. According to their marriage certificate, Susan was a teacher.

Susan filed for divorce from George Williams on July 24, 1902 in Delta County. The court document states that she left the boarding house they were operating in Flat Rock on Sunday, July 20, 1902. It further states that her husband was:

...calling her vile and indecent names and charging her with want of chastity and using other abusive language toward her, [and that he]...has been and still is a habitual drunkard; that he has expended all his spare money for strong drink and has come home drunk and intoxicated nearly every week... (and) she has been obliged to work at home without sufficient food... (He also) contracted a venereal disease...

...which he claimed to have gotten from her. On August 9, 1902 both Susan and George signed an agreement to have the divorce action discontinued. They remained married until George's death in 1911, of cirrhosis of the liver. Susan died over thirty years later from an obstruction of the bowel..

Children of George F. Willims and Susan A. Young:
i.
Grover Williams, born June 15, 1889 in Bay de Noc Township, Delta County, Michigan; died December 23, 1891 in Bay de Noc Township, Delta County, Michigan. Grover Williams is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery Escanaba, Michigann, probable cause of death: cholera.
ii.
Robert Williams, born December 1, 1890 in Bay de Noc Township, Delta County, Michigan; died August 14, 1891 in Bay de Noc Township, Delta County, Michigan. Robert Williams is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery Escanaba, MI, cause of death: cholera.
iii.
Anna H. Williams, born March 3, 1892 in Delta County, Michigan; died July 27, 1975 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; married (1) spouse unknown (2) Patrick Scally February 25, 1909 in Delta County, Michigan (3) William Spuda abt. 1921; born abt. 1886. In 1930 Anna H. Williams lived in Wauwatosa, WI. In the same year William Spuda was a bricklayer. In 1917, he had changed his name from Spude.
iv.
Agnes C. Williams, born July 3, 1893 in Delta County, Michigan; married (1) David Joseph Remington November 18, 1913; born April 25, 1888 in Wisconsin. (2) Cyrus Edwin Russell Freeze August 16, 1921 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; born about 1875 in Penobsquis, New Brunswick, Canada. Edwin Freeze, nicknamed Big Ed Freeze, played the tuba in the Escanaba City band.
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Charles E. Williams, Sr., born 1894 in Delta County, Michigan; died bef. 1954 in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; married Ferrell (?). In 1930 Charles E. Williams, Sr. was a foreman in a cement factory, and lived near to his sister Anna in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
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Roger Nicholas Williams, born November 8, 1897 in Stonington, Delta County, Michigan; died August 17, 1958 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Leah Elizabeth Laviolette September 26, 1915 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; born March 25, 1897 in Michigan; died April 5, 1976 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
26 Adelore Laviolette, born September 08, 1867 in Alfred, Ontario, Canada; died February 24, 1947 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 52. Clement Laviolette and 53. Elizabeth Poirier-dit-Lafleur. He married 27. Anastasia Tessier April 22, 1896 in Delta County, Michigan.
27 Anastasia Tessier, born November 27, 1856 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; died May 4, 1946 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 54. Joseph Tessier and 55. Scholastique Samson.
Adelore Laviolette was well known for his sense of humor. When his brothers visited they would laugh and tell stories in their native French language. In 1897, he was a farmer. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

When Anastasia's first husband, Napoleon (Paul) DuBois (1847 to 1895) passed away, she opened a boarding house in Schaffer, Michigan, to support her daughters. She and her girls moved into a small outbuilding to make room for the boarders in the larger house. She died of myocarditis. From the Escanaba Daily Press, May 1946:

Mrs. Anastasia Laviolette, 89, pioneer resident of Delta county, died here Saturday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Hebert... Born November 27, 1856 in L'Original, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Laviolette came to Delta county 66 years ago and lived for many years in Schaffer before taking up residence here... Her husband, Adelore Laviolette, and the following daughters survive: Mrs. Anna Gendron, Mrs. Mamie Klug, Mrs. Ludger Blair, Mrs. Paul Hebert, Mrs. Roger Williams, Mrs. Henry Gingrass, all of Escanaba, and Mrs. Joseph LeMay of Detroit...Burial will be made in the Bark River cemetery.

Paul DuBois owned a boarding house, a bar and five more houses in Schaffer, Michigan, in addition to five houses in Gladstone, Michigan. It is said that he was shot in a bar on Christmas Eve, and died three days later.

Children of Adelore Laviolette and Anastasia Tessier:
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Leah Elizabeth Laviolette, born March 25, 1897 in Bark River, Delta County, Michigan; died April 5, 1976 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Roger Nicholas Williams September 26, 1915 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; born November 8, 1897 in Stonington, Delta County, Michigan; died August 17, 1958 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
ii.
Florence Catherine Laviolette, born January 19, 1901 in Delta County, Michigan; died March 17, 1948 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Henry Joseph Gingrass June 16, 1924; born September 3, 1902 in Michigan; died March 7 1986 in Gladstone, Delta County, Michigan. Florence Catherine Laviolette died of hypertension (cerebral hemorrhage).
Children of Napolion (Paul) Dubois and Anastasia Tessier:
i.
Anastasia “Anna” Marie DuBois, born August 16, 1877 in Quebec, Canada; died October 7, 1962 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; married Alphonse Paul Gendron, born June 1, 1872 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; died June 1, 1910 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
ii.
Charles Napoleon Dubois, born July 27, 1879 in L’Orignal, Ontario, Canada.
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Hanor Dubois, born abt. 1881.
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Mary “Mamie” Dubois, born October 12, 1882 in Schaffer, Delta County, Michigan; died February 25, 1983 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Henry Klug, born abt. 1810.
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Ella (Ellie) DuBois, born March, 1885; died October 24, 1887.
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Lottie Dubois, born August, 1888 in Michigan; married Joseph Ludger Blair November 23, 1908 in Schaffer, Delta County, Michigan; born February 14, 1886 in Lyster, Quebec, Canada.
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Lillie Dubois, born abt. 1890 in Michigan; died abt. 1966 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Paul Leopold Hebert April 20, 1908; born January 25, 1885 in Canada; died December 24, 1977 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
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Edith Olive DuBois, born April 1893 in Michigan; married Joseph Lemay; born abt. 1895 in Michigan.
28 Gabriele Fragale, born abt. 1846 in Italy. He was the son of 56. Angelo Fragale and 57. Maria Lucia. He married 29. Maria Concetta Mascaro.
29 Maria Concetta Mascaro, born abt. 1850 in Italy. She was the daughter of 58. Michele Mascaro, and 59. Catarina Citino.
Gabriele and Concetta raised their family in the province of Catanzaro, governing province of the region called Calabria, Italy. They were poor farmers, married in Concetta’s home village of Accaria, a locality near the town of Serrastretta. Gabriele’s parents lived nearby in Quinzi, or Accaria Palmatico, less than a mile from Accaria itself.

Neither Gabriele nor Concetta ever came to America, and it’s uncertain whether there were additional children who remained in Italy. As for the Fragale children in America:

Mary’s husband, Serafino may have been the first in America, or possibly John Fragale, a cousin. Mary’s brother Angelo, called Francesco at the time, was another early arrival, and for a time he worked in Upper Michigan in the logging industry, near cousin John.

Serafino Leo was the first one established in the Kennett Square area of Pennsylvania, and several of the Fragale siblings stayed with Serafino and Mary while getting their footing in America. The 1910 census is a case in point, with Frank (Francesco, Angelo), Antonio, Jerrado (Jerry) and Louie (Louis) all living on the Leo farm.

The Leo farm and the Citino farm, along with a bungalow and some greenhouses used by relatives, were all located on Rosedale Road, just outside of Kennett Square.

Farming was what these people did in Italy, and except for Mike, who moved to Michigan and worked on the ore docks in the railroad industry, the Fragales in America were farmers, eventually specializing in mushrooms, an industry still prevalent in Chester County, Pennsylvania, a century later.

Children of Gabriele Fragale and Maria Concetta Mascaro:
i.
Maria Francesca Fragale (Mary), born July 1, 1872 in Italy; died September 24, 1953 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; married Serafino Leo (Lio) April 28, 1894; born February 6, 1863; died April 15, 1928. Mary Fragale arrived in America in 1901. Other name: her niece thought that Mary’s given name might have been Francesca Maria Fragale.
ii.
Angelo Fragale, born July 27, 1874 in Italy; died December 8, 1961 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; married Maria Aiello, born October 26, 1890 in Italy; died September 24, 1960. Angelo arrived in America in 1897, and worked for a time for a logging company in Manistique, Michigan. He arrived in America again in 1906. He traveled back to Italy to marry Maria Aiello, returning to America to stay, in 1913. Maria arrived in America in 1919, along with the youngest child, Concetta. Other name: Angelo was probably born Francesco Fragale, a name he used early on.
iii.
Josephine Fragale, May 10, 1878 in Italy; died May 15, 1967 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She married Pietro (Peter) Citino; born February 24, 1877 in Italy; died April 2, 1964. Peter Citino arrived in America in 1901, Josephine in 1907 or 1908. They were married in a cathedral in Philadelphia, and moved north to Leominster, Massachusetts, where three of their eventual five children were born. The family returned to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where Peter first owned a greenhouse, and then bought the farm on Rosedale Road, eventually growing mushrooms.
iv.
Antonio Fragale, born abt. 1880 in Italy, came to America in 1901. The manifest of the ship he came to America on lists him as having “poor physique.” Antonio eventually returned to Italy, married, and then raised his family in Argentina.
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Michele E. Fragale (Mike), born August 16, 1883 in Italy; died June 2, 1960 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Emma Maria Leisner March 4, 1908 in Delta County, Michigan; born January 26, 1890 in Michigan; died 1982 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
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Geraldo Fragale (Jerry), born May 24, 1884 in Italy. He had a common law marriage to a woman named Agnes. Jerry lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a time before returning to the Kennett Square, Pennsylvania area. Other name: spelled in various documents Gerando, Jerrado.
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Luigi Fragale (Louis), born August 17, 1892 in Italy; married (1) Catherine Fernandes; born abt. 1906; died abt. 1929 (2) Mary Candelora. After the tragic death of his first wife, the two children were raised by other relatives. Louis worked at one time as a gardener for Hollywood star Jimmy Durante in California, but he later returned to Pennsylvania. Louis, was involved with growing roses, along with brothers Angelo and Joseph, eventually selling out to a local specialist in roses, and moving on to growing mushrooms.
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Giuseppe Fragale (Joseph), born November 6, 1893 in Italy; died May 5, 1981 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; married Rose Fazio, born abt. 1910.
30 Frederick Leisner, born June 7, 1844 in Germany; died January 15, 1915 in Michigan. He was the son of 60. Frederick Leisner and 61. Wilhelmina Braun. He married 31. Ernestina Giese.
31 Ernestina Giese, born September 19, 1845 in Germany; died August 3, 1931 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 62. Michael Jacob Giese.
Although the immigration dates are suspect from one census to another, Frederick and Ernestina seem to have arrived in America along with daughters Augusta (Gusty) and Bertha and possibly son Herman, about 1884. Ernestina’s brothers, August and Frank, along with their wives and a few children, arrived within a year on either side of that. August had married Wilhelmina Porath about eight years before, and Wilhelmina’s brothers Frank and August Porath, and sister Amelia, spouses and children in tow, had made the voyage a few years before, in 1881 or 1882. Included are the Giese patriarch, Michael, and mother Frederika Porath. All of them settled in Ford River, Michigan. An assumption can be made that these two families knew each other back in Germany, and thus arrived from the same area.

Not much is known from the old country. One family story tells how Ernestina, still bleeding from childbirth, walked miles to bring a heavy bag of flour home to feed her hungry children. Another snippet of information tells of a child who drowned, injured after diving into shallow water. How many children never made the trip to America, or even survived, is unknown, and there are large gaps in the birth dates between children Herman, Gusty and Bertha.

Another family story tells how Ernestina had baked a large amount of bread for the journey to America, and it may even have saved their lives, since the bread on the ship was described as inedible, and some other passengers never got across the ocean alive.

By the time Frederick had died in 1915, since most of her children were living in Escanaba, Ernestina moved into a tiny house in town, on 18th Street. It was a block from her daughter Emma‘s house, and much nearer to everyone than the farm in Ford River had been.

The headline article of the Escanaba Daily Press; August 4, 1931:

MRS. ERNESTINA LEISNER DIES IN FIRE
Blaze Traps Aged Woman In Bedroom – Old Resident Came to Escanaba 48 Years Ago.

Mrs. Ernestina Leisner, 86, met death last night when fire, believed to have been started when she carried a lighted candle into a storage room, gutted the upstairs of her home at 609 South Eighteenth street. Death was due either to suffocation or the effects of burns.

Roy Cartwright, 617 South Eighteenth street, a neighbor, went into the burning home and feeling his way about through the smoke-filled room, located the aged widow huddled behind the bed on the west side of the front room. He picked her up and carried her to the window, where he handed the woman out to Alvin Romain, who was standing at the head of the ladder. A fireman then carried Mrs. Leisner to the ground and she was rushed to the hospital. She was pronounced dead on arrival there.

The fire started about 8:30 o'clock in a rear upstairs storage room, adjoining the bedroom. It is believed that Mrs. Leisner had gone into the storage room with a candle to light her way, and had accidentally ignited some old papers there. It is thought that she attempted to make her escape to the stairway in the rear room, bur found the exit was blocked by the flames. Her clothing was scorched, and she received serious burns about the face, back and legs.

Firemen had little difficulty in getting the fire under control, the damage being confined to the second floor.

Mrs. Ernestina Giese Leisner was born near Berlin, Germany, September 8, 1845. After her marriage, she came with her husband to Escanaba about forty-eight years age. Mr. Leisner died thirteen years ago. She is survived by three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Michael Fragile and Mrs. Bertha Froelich, Escanaba; Mrs. Augusta Young, Alhambra, Calif.; Herman Leisner, Escanaba; and Ewald Leisner, Ford River.

The body was taken to the Allo Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

The following day, the newspaper reported:

MRS. ERNESTINA LEISNER

The body of Ernestina Leisner, 86, who met death in a fire at her home, Monday Evening, will be taken from the Allo Funeral Home this afternoon to the residence of her son, Herman Leisner, 412 South Sixteenth street. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the home at 2 o'clock, and at Salem Evangelical Lutheran church, Rev. William F. Lutz officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview cemetery.

The dates in the first article differ with those in the transcriptions from the cemetery, which I have more confidence in. Frederick and Ernestina appear as “Michael and Henrietta” in the 1910 census. Ernestina is listed as “Mary” in 1930.

Children of Frederick Leisner and Ernestina Giese:
i.
Herman Leisner, born October 21, 1866 in Germany; died September 19, 1940 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Elizabeth Carter, born abt. 1867 in Michigan; died abt. 1944. Herman Leisner was a game warden in the Escanaba area.
ii.
Augusta (Gusty) Leisner, born abt. 1873 in Germany; died February 9, 1953 in Alhambra, California; married Louis Young, born abt. 1868 in Wisconsin.
iii.
Bertha Marie Leisner, born October 1883 in Germany; died December 27, 1954 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married William Froelich November 12, 1904; born abt. 1874 in Michigan; died September 4, 1962.
iv.
Ewald Leisner, born June 8, 1886 in Michigan; died September 4, 1974 in Bark River, Delta County, Michigan; married Sophia A. Porath July 27, 1907; born June 8, 1889 in Michigan; died in December 1962 in Ford River, Delta County, Michigan. Ewald was a farmer in Ford River, Michigan, and later he operated an automobile service station on the highway west of Escanaba.
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Emma Maria Leisner, born January 26, 1890 in Michigan; died 1982 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Michael E. Fragale on March 10, 1908; born August 17, 1883 in Italy; died June 2, 1960 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.

Generation 6

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John David Spieth, born abt. 1835 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio; died August 18, 1871 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio. He was the son of 64. Johann Adam Spieth and 65. Magdalena Barbara Junginger. He married 33. Christina Catherine Schect on April 16, 1857.
33 Christina Catherine Schect, born January 1839 in Ohio.
John was the youngest of five children, and the only one born in America. A record at the Zion Church in Valley City, Ohio, lists him as Johann David Spieth.

After her husband John’s death at about age 37, Christina married Michael Stoskopf, born in September 1827, and had two additional children with him.

Children of John David Spieth and Christina Catherine Schect:
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William George Spieth, born February 5, 1858 in Medina County, Ohio; died February 14, 1925 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio; married Kathryn Christina Groh abt. 1881; born May 22, 1860 in Germany; died February 29, 1932 in Wood County, Ohio.
ii.
Catherine Spieth, born abt. 1859 in Ohio.
iii.
Anna Barbara Spieth, born November 19, 1860.
iv.
John Spieth, born in August 1864 in Ohio.
v.
Charles Henry Spieth, born April 26, 1869 in Ohio; died January 23, 1947 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio; married (1) Rosa S. Wise abt. 1893; born September 27, 1873 in Ohio; died March 19, 1928 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio. (2) Martha Smith December 15, 1932; born October 15, 1870 in York, Medina County, Ohio; died February 12, 1953 in Valley City, Medina County, Ohio.
Children of Michael Stoskopf and Christina Catherine Schect:
i.
Albert Stoskopf, born abt. 1874 in Ohio.
ii.
Richard Stoskopf, born in April, 1878, in Ohio.
34 John G. Groh, born in Strasburg, Germany. He married 35. Joanna C. Plapp.
35 Joanna C. Plapp, born in Strasburg, Germany.
Child of John G. Groh and Joanna C. Plapp :
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Kathryn Christina Groh, born May 22, 1860 in Germany; died February 29, 1932 in Wood County, Ohio; married William George Spieth abt. 1881; born February 5, 1858 in Medina County, Ohio; died February 14, 1925 in Bowling Green, Wood Country, Ohio.
36 Peter Wise, born November 5, 1810 in Germany; died August 3, 1886 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio. He married 37. Louisa Mueller.
37 Louisa Mueller, born May 18, 1817 in Germany; died June 18, 1888 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio.
Children of Peter Wise and Louisa Mueller:
i.
Richard Wise, born abt. 1841 in Germany.
ii.
Louisa Wise, born abt. 1843 in Germany; died abt. 1873 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
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Henry Wise, born October 5, 1847 in Bryon, Germany; died August 22, 1929 in Belden, Lorain County, Ohio; married Mary Anna on Law March 28, 1871; born March 13, 1851 in Belden, Lorain County, Ohio; died January 26, 1936 in Belden, Lorain County, Ohio.
iv.
Lewis Wise, born January 30, 1850 in Germany; died October 7, 1917 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; married Catherine M. Law January 6, 1874 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio; born November 29, 1854 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died November 26, 1927 in Lorain County, Ohio.
v.
Frederick K. Wise, born February 24, 1852 in Germany; died May 10, 1933 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; married Sarah E. abt.1874; born abt. 1851.
vi.
Christian J. Wise, born June 1854 in Ohio(?).
vii.
Hannah Wise, born September 11, 1857 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; died April 18, 1898.
viii.
Catherine “Kate” Wise, born abt. 1860 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; died December 4, 1898.
ix.
Jacob J. Wise, born June 12, 1864 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; died December 10, 1898.
38 Jacob Law, born November 17, 1823 in Wittenberg, Prussia; died September 17, 1917. He was the son of 76. Mathias Law and 77. Mary Metzger. He married 39. Agnes Anna Laudenberger June 13, 1848.
39 Agnes Anna Laudenberger, born August 20, 1830 in Prussia; died November 16, 1921 in Lorain County, Ohio. She was the daughter of 78. Jacob Laudenberger and 79. Louisa Mueller.
Information provided by Beulah (Wise) Schroeder:

Jacob Law was ten years old when he came to America, so had attended school for some four years in his native land; after he arrived in Lorain County he had the benefit of such English education as the then primitive school afforded. His early education was passed in hard work on his father’s farm, and when he was sixteen years old he worked on the canal at Coshocton, Ohio, all his earnings being given to his father. He also labored on other canals. After his marriage, his father gave him thirty acres of land in Grafton Township, where he resided up to 1893, in which year he came to his present farm in the same township. After a time he owned 468 acres, but over half of that was given to his children before his death.

Jacob was a member of the Lutheran Church in which he had held office for some years. He and his esteemed wife were highly respected in the community in which they lived, and he was recognized as a leader among the sturdy and prosperous yeomen of Lorain County.

Children of Jacob Law and Agnes Anna Laudenberger:
i.
John G. Law, born May 27, 1849 in Grafton Township, Lorain County, Ohio; died March 11, 1937 in Medina, Medina County, Ohio; married Louise Braundell abt. 1873; born in December 28, 1849 in Markgroeningen, Germany; died June 11, 1932 in Medina, Medina County, Ohio.
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Mary Anna Law, born March 13, 1851 in Belden, Lorain county, Ohio; died January 26, 1936 in Belden, Lorain County, Ohio; married Henry Wise March 28, 1871; born October 5, 1847 in Bryon, Germany; died August 22, 1929 in Beldon, Lorain County, Ohio.
iii.
Henry J. Law, born in July 1852 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; died May 15 1916 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; married Alvina, born abt. 1857 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; died December 22, 1913 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio.
iv.
Catherine Law, born November 29, 1854 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died November 26, 1927 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio.
v.
Augustus F. Law, born August 5, 1860 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died March 31, 19109 in Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; married Lillian Dussing abt. 1886; born abt. 1869 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; died after April 16, 1910.
vi.
Jacob Ludwig Law, born May 8, 1864 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died February 21, 1935 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio; married Eva Sophia Moehle in May 1886; born March 30, 1866 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio; died August 4, 1958 in Columbia Station, Lorain County, Ohio.
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William A. Law, born August 25, 1866 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died August 3, 1944 in Lodi, Ohio; married Cora Etta Wise abt. 1901; born September 9, 1881 in Lawrence, Tuscarawas County, Ohio; died November 9, 1953 in Valley City, Medina County, Ohio.
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Joseph Carl Law, born February 19, 1869 in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio; died December 18, 1943 in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio; married Theresa Harry; born October 14, 1872 in Erhart, Medina County, Ohio; died December 26, 1946 in York, Medina County, Ohio.
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Stephen D. Reddick, born abt. 1831 in North Carolina. He was possibly the son of 80. Ebenezer Reddick. He married 41. Margaret E. Mizer.
41 Margaret E. Mizer, born abt. 1834 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of 82. John L. Mizer and 83. Mary Polly Hale.
Stephen could well be the son of Ebenezer Reddick, but there is no proof. Whether Ebenezer Reddick and Stephen D. Reddick are father and son, uncle and nephew, or some other relationship, they were both from South Carolina, and both lived on the same farm at Roller Ridge, Arkansas, first in 1850 and then again in 1860. The first census lists, top to bottom, Ebenezer and his second wife Luvicia Trott, their six children, oldest to youngest, and then Stephen, at 19 , older than the other children. The second census shows Stephen, Margaret and two sons, followed by Ebenezer, Luvicia, and seven children.

Stephen D. Reddick is presumed to have died during the Civil War; there is no further record of him.

After Stephen’s death, Margaret married William Richard Buxton, born April 14, 1845 in Morgan, Tennessee, and she had at least one child with him. William Buxton was blind from an early age, and was a broom maker, and later a preacher.

More on the fate of the Reddick children:

The youngest, Weston John Reddick, was only an infant or toddler at the time, and stayed with his mother. Stephen Sherman, second youngest, was sent to live with James and Nancy Bayless in nearby Sugar Creek. The relationship of Margaret Mizer to the Bayless couple is unknown, but they were reportedly childless and relatively well off. Next oldest was James Franklin, who wound up living with Margaret’s sister Sarah and her husband Isaac Stapleton. Last (and the oldest), John Andrew lived on the farm of Michael Buttram, also in Sugar Creek. Michael’s wife was Sarah Mizer, a first cousin to Margaret. John is listed in the 1870 census as a “bound boy,” and how he was treated, somewhere between son and slave, is unknown.

While the four children had been separated, none lived more than a few miles from the others, all within the same extended family or community.

Children of Stephen D. Reddick and Margaret E. Mizer:
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John Andrew Rudick, born abt. 1855 in Benton County, Arkansas; married Jemima Catherine Crews March 7, 1878 in Stone County, Arkansas; born December 5, 1863 in Arkansas; died in 1952, probably in Oklahoma.
ii.
James Franklin Ruddick, born June 10, 1858 in Benton County, Arkansas; died March 21, 1918 in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri; married (1) Nancy Arnhart, born abt. 1859 in Missouri; died probably before 1879 (2) Martha W. Wallace in 1880; born November 1846 in Tennessee.
iii.
Stephen Sherman Ruddick, born in August 1863 in Benton County, Arkansas; married Nancy H. Lock in 1892; born November 24, 1855 in Missouri; died November 19, 1939 in Pierce City, Stone County, Missouri.
iv.
Weston John Reddick, born abt. 1864 in Benton County, Arkansas.
42 Rev. William James Crews, born April 17, 1818 in Kentucky; died June 19, 1884 in Baxter County, Arkansas. He married 43. Sarah A. Rogers.
43 Sarah A. Rogers, born in July 1838 in Tennessee.
James Crews' first wife was Martha M. Wares, born January 2, 1823; died in 1858 in Arkansas.
Children of Rev. William James Crews and Martha M. Wares:
i.
Robert Henry Crews, born July 24, 1851.
ii.
Sarah Rebecca Crews, born May 3, 1854.
iii.
Amelia Mahala Crews, born December 9, 1855.
iv.
John P. Crews, born March 24, 1858.
Children of William James Crews and Sarah A. Rogers:
i.
Phoebe Evaline Crews, born July 12, 1859 in Big Flat, Baxter County, Arkansas; died March 17, 1934 in Winters, Runnels County, Texas; married William Andrew Baker July 14, 1873 in Big Flat, Arkansas; born December 9, 1856 in Searcy County, Arkansas; died November 2, 1931 in Winters, Runnels County, Texas.
ii.
Samuel D. Crews, born abt. 1861 in Arkansas.
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William G. Crews, born in April 1862 in Arkansas; died abt. 1910 in Arkansas; married Josephine Baner in 1883; born in January 1869 in Arkansas; died August 12, 1948 in Sylamore, Stone County, Arkansas. William G. Crews was a doctor, and while making his rounds along the river near Sylamore, Arkansas, his horse slipped and fell, breaking a leg and pinning him to the ground, where he froze to death.
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Jemima Catherine Crews, born December 5, 1863 in Arkansas; died in 1952, probably in Oklahoma; married John Andrew Rudick March 7, 1878; born abt. 1855 in Benton County, Arkansas.
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William Wallace Cessna, born May 3, 1822 in Larue County, Kentucky; died June 4, 1864 in Larue County, Kentucky. He was the son of 88. Judge William Cessna and 89. Sarah/Sally Wallace. He married 45. Marion Wallace Coombs.
45 Marion Wallace Coombs, born May 14, 1826 in Kentucky; died January 31, 1878 in Larue County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 90. Samuel H. Coombs and 91. Susan Williams.
Children of William Wallace Cessna and Marion Wallace Coombs:
i.
Ella Bayne Cessna, born August 3, 1851 in Larue County, Kentucky; died June 29, 1929 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky; married Reverend John Louis Smith in 1866; born April 19, 1841 in Larue County, Kentucky; died September 19, 1916 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky.
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William Grain Cessna, born June 13, 1854 in Larue County, Kentucky; died April 7, 1936 in Christian County, Kentucky. Gravesite: Red Hill Cemetery, Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Walter Coombs Cessna, born February 28, 1856 in Larue County, Kentucky; died May 26, 1942; married Susan “Sudie” Walters June 16, 1881; born April 28, 1856 in Kentucky; died February 16, 1925 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
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Samuel Coombs Cessna, born June 21, 1858 in Larue County, Kentucky; died abt. 1944 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky. Married Emma F. Wissinger in 1884; born in February, 1868 in Ohio; died abt. 1938 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Like his brother Walter, Samuel moved to Oklahoma, living in Muskogee, probably as part of the oil boom. He’s there in the 1910 census and the 1920 census, but back east in Detroit, Michigan by the 1930 census. Samuel and Emma are buried in the Red Hill Cemetery, Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Mary Mollie Cessna, born February 26, 1860 in Larue County, Kentucky; died May 25, 1950 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky; married James E. Craig in 1884; born in May, 1857, in Kentucky.
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Sarah Cessna, born abt. 1862 in Larue County, Kentucky, died before May 26, 1942.
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Joseph W. Walters, born May 25, 1815 in South Fork, Larue County, Kentucky; died September 24, 1895 in South Fork, Larue County, Kentucky. He was the son of 92. John C. Walters and 93. Suzannah Ashcraft. He married 47. Susan Cessna October 17, 1837.
47 Susan Cessna, born July 11, 1816 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died April 2, 1888 in Larue County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 88. Judge William Cessna and 89. Sarah/Sally Wallace.
Children of Joseph W. Walters and Susan Cessna:
i.
Squire Walters, born December 28, 1838 in Larue County, Kentucky; died June 2, 1923 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Elzina Layman November 14, 1861 in Larue County, Kentucky; born October 11, 1844 in Kentucky; died February 2, 1901. Squire Walters is buried in South Fork Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Margaret Walters, born abt. 1842 in Larue County, Kentucky; died September 15, 1851 in Fulton Township, Fulton County, Ohio.
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Elizabeth Walters, born abt. 1846 in Larue County, Kentucky.
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Matilda Walters, born April 30, 1848 in Hamilton, Larue County, Kentucky; died July 8, 1899 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Green Berrymand Orrender November 5, 1874 in Larue County, Kentucky; born August 30, 1850 in Larue County, Kentucky; died November 6, 1923 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky. Matilda Walters is buried in South Fork Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Mary Walters, born abt. 1851 in Larue County, Kentucky.
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Jo Alice Walters, born February 11, 1853 in Larue County, Kentucky; died June 25, 1890.
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Susan “Sudie” Walters, born April 28, 1856 in Kentucky; died February 16, 1925 in Jefferson County, Kentucky; married Walter Coombs Cessna June 16, 1881; born February 28, 1856 in Larue County, Kentucky; died May 26, 1942.
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Jeremiah (Jerry) Williams, born abt. 1832 in Ohio or Michigan; died November 02, 1895 in Bay de Noc Township, Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 96. Jeremiah Williams and 97. Frances Hagens. He married 49. Mary Elizabeth McCoy April 20, 1853 in Moran Township, Michilimackinac, Michigan.
49 Mary Elizabeth McCoy, born in August, 1839, in Ireland; died June 17, 1925 in Escanaba, Delta County Michigan. She was the daughter of 98. John McCoy.
Jeremiah Williams was a fisherman and farmer. In 1856, at about 24 years of age, he was one of the fishermen who drove Mormon King Strang's followers off Beaver Island after the King was assassinated. In 1859 Jerry Williams gave testimony in the murder trial of Augustus Pond, a fellow fisherman who had shot one of a small mob who attacked his house and net-shack. The trial is often cited to this day as a precedent to modern “stand your ground” cases.

Jeremiah died of influenza (LaGrippe).

In 1845, Mary McCoy immigrated with her parents, from Ireland to Mackinac Island. Mary has other grandchildren listed in her obituary: Mrs. Fred Clothier of Ogontz and Robert Williams of Manistique. They are probably children of her son Henry. The 1900 census indicates Mary was the mother of five children with only one still living. It also shows that she was unable to read or write. She died of a fracture of the thigh and asthma complications.

Children of Jeremiah Williams and Mary McCoy:
i.
Unknown Williams, born abt. 1854; died abt. 1855.
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Henry Williams, born June 14, 1856 on Beaver Island, Michigan; died January 01, 1899 in Escanaba, Michigan; married (1) Unknown (2) Rosa Thompson abt. 1879; born March 28, 1864; died September 25, 1890. Henry Williams died from a fractured skull..
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George F. Williams, born April 07, 1858 on Mackinac Island, Michigan; died January 25, 1911 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Susan A. Young March 11, 1889 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; born February 12, 1870 in Buchanan, Outagamie County, Wisconsin; died April 9, 1942 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
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Emily Williams, born abt. 1859 on Beaver Island, Michigan; died before 1870.
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Unknown Williams.
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Peter Young, born abt. 1830 in Luxembourg; died December 16, 1882 in Kaukauna, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. He married 51. Catherine Emmick abt. 1865, probably in Wisconsin.
51 Catherine Emmick, born abt. 1837 in Prussia or Indiana; died March 04, 1892 in Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of 102. Jacob Emmick and 103. Johanna Kramer.
Peter Young served in the military between 1861 and 1865, and was probably in the Civil War. He died in a dramatic accident at Rademacher's Crossing, at the junction of Co. Trunk J (Lawe St) and Co. Trunk OO, North of Kaukauna, WI.

From the Appleton Crescent, December 23, 1882:

On the 16th, Peter Young, of Freedom an old resident of the county and well known in the river valley, while on his way home from Kaukauna, where he had sold a cow, and, as usual with him on such occasions, freely disbursed a few dollars of the money, undertook to cross the C&NW railroad track at Rademacher's crossing, just ahead of the afternoon passenger train. The horses were beyond and the bobs on and across the tracks. The result was that the locomotive was down upon the sleds and mangling him almost beyond recognition. Young leaves a widow and seven children in destitute circumstances. An inquest was held which found that his death was occasioned by his own heedlessness.

With her husband Peter dead, Catherine was left with seven children to support: Peter (age 16), Hubert (age 15), Susan (age 12), Anton (age 7), Nicholas (age 5), Katie (age 4) and Lizzie (age abt. 2). Within nine months she re-married. Her new husband, Peter Huven, was 56 years old, a widower, with nine children of his own. Four years later (in February, 1892), Catherine's last four children, Katie and Lizzie Young, and Mary and Tony Huven, were taken from her by county authorities. She was 55 years old and her youngest child was six. She was not living in Peter Huven's home at the time. Catherine was sent to the County Asylum where she died one month later.

From the Appleton Post, February 1892:

Humane agent Wilkie is in the city Monday and reported a case of destitution at Kaukauna, in the family of Peter Van H.... The members live in filth and dirt and were without proper food and clothing. The officer notified the supervisor of the town who immediately set to work to provide for the family. Several children were looked after Monday afternoon and other cases investigated. The members of the Oshkosh Humane Society presented the officer with a gold star that bears the inscription, "Wisconsin Humane Society."

From The Appleton Post, March 1892:

Destitute Family Dissolved:

The members of the Town of Kaukauna family whose destitution was looked up by Humane Agent Wilkie recently were taken care of by Marshal Kuehn. The two oldest daughters, Katie and Lizzie were placed in the county asylum. the youngest girl, age six, has been adopted. The boy is still cared for, but will probably be taken to Sparta and placed in the Public School for Dependent Children. (Katie and Lizzie last name Young are from Catherine's first marriage. The youngest girl is Mary Huven and the boy is Antone (Tony) Huven)

From The Appleton Crescent, Saturday March 12, 1892:

At the County Hospital Catharine Huven died at the hospital for the insane at 7 o'clock Friday morning, of dropsy. She was an insane patient from Kaukauna. She was buried in the cemetery, town of Grand Chute, Saturday.

Children of Peter Young and Catherine Emmick:
i.
Peter S. Young, born April 18, 1866 in Appleton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin; died July 23, 1944 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. More About Peter Young: cause of death: cancer of stomach; Young (age 21) may have been in Escanaba, MI in 1887 with siblings Susan (age 17), Anton (age 12) and Nicholas (age 10). This was five years after his father's death and four years after his mother remarried.
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Hubert Young, born 1867; died August 17, 1916.
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Susan A. Young, born February 12, 1870 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie County, Wisconsin; died April 09, 1942 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married (1) George F. Williams March 11, 1889 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan (2) George L. Kuehn abt. 1918; born abt. 1886 in Wisconsin.
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Anton Young, born abt. 1874 in Wisconsin; married Marion Elizabeth Williams December 30, 1897 in Delta County, Michigan; born June 23, 1880 in Bay de Noc, Michigan; died January 26, 1908 in Masonville Township, Delta County, Michigan. Notes for Anton Young: was living in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan in 1942.More about Marion Elizabeth Williams: cause of death: tubicular peritonitis ; other name: December 30, 1897, marriage record states her name as Marian.
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Nicholas Young, born March 17, 1876 in Dearborn, Wisconsin; died July 15, 1951 in Escanaba, Michigan. Nicholas Young died of cerebral vascular thrombosis
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Catherine Young, born abt. 1878 in Wisconsin.
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Lizzie Young, born abt. 1880 in Wisconsin.
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Clement Laviolette, born November 14, 1837 in L'Orignal, Ontario, Canada; died September 15, 1919 in Bark River, Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 104. Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette and 105. Josephte-Sophie Roi. He married (1) 53. Elizabeth Poirier-dit-Lafleur February 16, 1863 in St- Luke's, Curran, Ontario, Canada (2) Eleaza Larcolette, born abt. 1843.
53 Elizabeth Poirier-dit-Lafleur, born November 14, 1845 in St-Philippe-Dargentueil, Quebec, Canada; died July 13, 1921 in Masonville, Delta County, Michigan. She was the daughter of 106. Toussaint Poirier-dit-Lafleur and 107. Genevieve Gauthier-dit-Larouche.
Clement Laviolette died of an unknown chronic disease. He is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Schaffer, Delta County, Michigan. Elizabeth Poirier-dit-Lafleur died of old age/gallstones.
Children of Clement Laviolette and Elizabeth Poirier-dit-Lafleur:
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Clement Donald Laviolette, born December 1863 in Alfred, Ontario, Canada; died April 04, 1959 in Delta County, Michigan; married Delia LeClere September 23, 1888 in Alfred, Ontario, Canada; born June 1864 in Canada. Clement Donald Laviolette was buried April 1959, in Schaffer Cemetery, lot 102-5.
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Adelore Laviolette, born September 08, 1867 in Alfred, Ontario, Canada; died February 24, 1947 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married Anastasia Tessier April 22, 1896 in Delta County, Michigan; born November 27, 1856 in L’Orignal, Ontario, Canada; died May 4, 1856 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
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Elizabeth Laviolette, born April 17, 1872 in Alfred, Ontario, Canada; died April 10, 1930 in Delta County, Michigan; married Henry Roberts (Henri Robert) November 28, 1893 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; born May 10, 1868 in Ste-Adele, Terrebone, Quebec, Canada.
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Joseph Peter (Pierre) Laviolette, born September 29, 1874 in St. Jacques, Ontario, Canada; died abt. April 21, 1950; married Margaret (Maggie) Durocher August 29, 1898 in Bark River, Delta County, Michigan; born abt. 1878 in Canada.
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Ernest Louis Laviolette, born June 21, 1887 in Prescott, Ontario, Canada; died May 04, 1946 in Rapid River, Delta County, Michigan; married Julia Grandchamp December 26, 1911 in Rapid River, Delta County, Michigan; born June 1884 in Rapid River, Delta County, Michigan; died abt. 1945. Ernest Louis Laviolette was a contractor and carpenter. He drowned in the Tacoosh River near Rapid River, Michigan
54 54. Joseph Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 25, 1825 in Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died April 25, 1906 in Delta County, Michigan. He was the son of 108. Joseph Tessier-dit-Lavigne and 109. Marie Hamelin. He married 55. Scholastique Samson January 7, 1846 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
55 55. Scholastique Samson, born August 1, 1825 in Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died January 15, 1900 in L’Orignal, Prescott Russell, Ontario, Canada.
Three of four known census documents have Joseph born around 1825, and the fourth gives us about 1819. A death record shows him passing away on the date shown here, in St Charles Home, Carlton, Ontario, which is where his daughter Valerie lived with her family at the time. Yet he seems to be buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Gladstone, Delta County, Michigan, at age 77, according to the headstone, yielding a birth year of about 1829.

Scholastique Samson’s name was often misspelled. In the 1871 Canadian Census, she was listed as Clairissa!

Children of Joseph Tessier-dit-Lavigne and Scholastique Samson:
i.
Marie Tessier, born abt. 1846; married Joseph LaCroix Langevin October 24, 1870 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Lucie Elisabeth Tessier, born August 16, 1848; died September 11, 1918 in L'Orignal, Prescott Russell, Ontario, Canada; married John-Baptiste LaCroix October 06, 1873 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
iii.
Sara Celina Tessier, born August 13, 1850 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married Charles LeFebvre June 01, 1868 in L'Orignal, Prescott- Russell, Ontario, Canada.
iv.
Joseph Tessier, born May 10, 1852 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; died June 9, 1861 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
v.
Fabien Cyrille Tessier, born October 31, 1866 in Ontario, Canada; married Marie Onesime Poirier; born abt. 1864 in Ontario, Canada; died September 25, 1935 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Anastasia Tessier, born November 27, 1856 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; died May 04, 1946 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan; married (1) Napolean (Paul) DuBois October 6, 1873 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born July, 1847 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; died April 20, 1895 in Schaffer, Delta County, Michigan (2) Adelore Laviolette April 22, 1896 in Spaulding, Saginaw County, Michigan; born September 8, 1867 in Alfred, Ontario, Canada; died February 24, 1947 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.
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Valerie Tessier, born November 11, 1858 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; died October 4, 1923 in Carleton, Ontario, Canada; married Elzear Dinelle January 10, 1876 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born November, 1848 in Quebec; died March 10, 1924 in Carleton, Ontario, Canada.
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Evangeline Tessier, born abt. 1860.
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Antoine Tessier, born September 6, 1862 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Alexandre Tessier, born February 1, 1865 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married Aglore (?) Tessier September 26, 1887; born abt. 1866 in Ontario, Canada.
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Dosithe Tessier, born April 23,1868 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married Marceline Proulx October 15, 1888 in L'Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born November, 1867.
56 Angelo Fragale, born in Italy. He married 57. Maria Lucia.
57 Maria Lucia, born in Italy.
Child of Angelo Fragale and Maria Lucia:
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Gabriele Fragale, born abt. 1846 in Italy; married Maria Concetta Mascaro; born abt. 1850 in Italy.
58 Michele Mascaro, born 1824/1825 in Italy. He was the son of 116. Felice Antonio Mascaro and 117. Concetta Fazio. He married 59. Catarina Citino in 1848.
59 Catarina Citino, born in 1827/1828. She was the daughter of 118. Giovanni Citino and 119. Palma Mazzei.
Child of Michele Mascaro and Catarina Citino:
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Maria Concetta Mascaro, born abt.1850.
60 Frederick Leisner. He married 61. Wilhelmina Braun.
61 Wilhelmina Braun.
Child of Frederick Leisner and Wilhelmina Braun:
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Frederick Leisner, born June 7, 1844; died January 15, 1915; married Ernestina Giese in 1868; born September 19, 1845; died August 3, 1931.
62 Michael Jacob Giese, born January, 1824 in Germany; died August 19, 1913 in Ford River, Delta County, Michigan.
Children of Michael Jacob Giese:
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Ernestina Giese, born September 19, 1845; died August 3, 1931; married Frederick Leisner in 1868; born June 7, 1844; died January 15, 1915.
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August Giese, born April 1849; died February 13, 1919; married Wilhelmina Porath in 1874; born January 1848; died September 16, 1911.
iii.
Frank A. Giese, born November 1852; died February 15, 1917; married Augusta W. Silmore; born January 5, 1853; died September 27, 1904.

Generation 7

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Johann Adam Spieth, born May 11, 1795 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 1, 1868 in Holgate, Henry County, Ohio. He was the son of 128. Christian Andreas Spieth and 129. Catharina Magdalena Fahrion. He married 65. Magdalena Barbara Junginger June 24, 1823 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
65 Magdalena Barbara Junginger, born April 20, 1875 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died in Holgate, Henry County, Ohio. She was the daughter of 130. Johann Jacob Junginger and 131. Catharina Magdalena Heim.
In 1832 Johann Adam Spieth, his brother Johann Gottlieb, his wife Magdalena Barbara, and children Christian Friderich, Wilhelm and Magdalena Barbara all boarded the brig Cora, and sailed from Rotterdam to New York, arriving on August 4, 1832. The following year saw the coming to America of another brother, Christian Frederick Spieth, along with Johann Adam’s fourth and oldest child, William Gottlob. Together, these three Spieth brothers formed the roots of much of the later population of Spieths in Ohio. By the year 1865, they had twenty-four children between them.
Children of Johann Adam Spieth and Magdalena Barbara Junginger:
i.
Wilhelm Gottlob Spieth, born March 18, 1824 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Christian Friderich Spieth, born December 5, 1825 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 27, 1877 in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. He married Rosina Christine Frank April 8, 1849 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio; born February 13, 1829 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 6, 1904 in Henry County, Ohio. Christian Friderich Spieth fought in the Civil War; Enlisted in Company B, Ohio 68th Infantry Regiment on 24 Dec 1861. He mustered out on November 4, 1864 at Chattanooga, TN. Height: 5 ft. 9 in., dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair. Christian Spieth drowned himself in a canal in Defiance, Ohio.
iii.
Wilhelm Spieth, born August 13, 1828 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 8, 1910 in Pleasant City, Henry County, Ohio; married Catherine Faungener December 20, 1857 in Medina County, Ohio; born December 17, 1830 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 23, 1908 in Pleasant City, Henry County, Ohio.
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Magdalena Barbara Spieth, born November 23, 1830 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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John David Spieth, born abt. 1835 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio; died August 18, 1871 in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio; married Christina Catherine Schect April 16, 1857; born in January 1839 in Ohio; died in 1906.
76 Mathias Law, born abt. 1793 in Wuerttemberg, Germany; died 1877. He married 77. Mary Metzger.
77 Mary Metzger, died after 1822.
Child of Mathias Law and Mary Metzger:
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Jacob Law, born November 17, 1823 in Wittenberg, Prussia; died September 17, 1917; married Agnes Anna Laudenberger June 13, 1848; born August 20, 1830 in Prussia; died November 16, 1921 in Lorain County, Ohio.
78 Jacob Laudenberger. He married 79. Louisa Mueller.
79 Louisa Mueller.
Child of Jacob Laudenberger and Louisa Mueller:
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Agnes Anna Laudenberger; born August 20, 1830 in Prussia; died November 16, 1921 in Lorain County, Ohio; married Jacob Law June 13, 1848; born November 17, 1823 in Wittenberg, Prussia; died September 17, 1917.
80 Ebenezer Reddick, born abt. 1791 in North Carolina; died in 1866 in Benton County, Arkansas. He married (1) unknown (2) Luvicia Trott October 10, 1841 in Benton County, Arkansas; born June 15, 1812 in North Carolina; died abt. 1865 in Benton County, Arkansas.
Ebenezer is possibly the father of Stephen D. Reddick, but not enough is known about either of them.

Ebenezer married Luvicia Trott on October 10, 1841, in Tennessee, after the death of Luvicia’s first husband, William McNeil. There were three McNeil children to raise, soon supplemented by two new children, and then the family moved to Benton County, Arkansas, probably between 1846 and 1850. Four more children were then born in Arkansas. The 1850 census shows the family living on Roller Ridge, near Sugar Creek, Arkansas, listing Ebenezer and Lucy first, followed by the three McNeil children (but under the Reddick surname), then Elizabeth and Angeline Reddick, and last: Stephen D. Reddick, nineteen years old.

Was Stephen a son from an earlier Ebenezer Reddick marriage? Was he a nephew who tagged along when the family migrated from Tennessee to Arkansas? If that‘s so, then Ebenezer himself probably doesn’t even belong in this family tree! All we really know is that both Stephen and Ebenezer claimed to have been born in North Carolina, had the same last name, and lived together in 1850. They were both on Roller Ridge in 1860, too, Stephen by then married, with two children of his own.

They say that Ebenezer was a wagon maker, and he is listed in 1850 and 1860 census pages as a farmer. He acquired 120 acres of land in the area.

Now for the speculation, from wild to more probable. The proliferation of people researching their ancestors on internet sites has turned up many stories passed down in many families, many of which probably have no solid basis in fact. Some folks have claimed that Ebenezer Reddick was part Indian, and some even think he was a full-blooded Indian who fought in the Blackhawk War, and followed the “Trail of Tears” to Arkansas. One of his sons, also named Ebenezer, is said to have been a preacher to the Indians, translating the Bible into their language. One account had Luvicia herself as an Indian. Another has Ebenezer as a man who harshly abused a slave in North Carolina, and was then given some family money, and driven out, westward. These stories may just be wishful thinking in the absence of any concrete facts.

One scenario says that Ebenezer was one of the sons of Joseph Reddick and Celia Moore; most of whom migrated west from North Carolina. They were: Joseph Reddick, Jr., Benjamin Franklin Reddick,John W. Reddick and Jonathan Reddick. Was Ebenezer another brother? The wording in Joseph Senior's will, however, suggests that Ebenezer was not a son, but some other relation, possibly a nephew.

Many people list Luvicia as “Lou Vicie” Trott, yet in the 1850 census she is called "Lucy," and in 1860 it is quite clearly written as "Luvicia." There were other Trotts in the Sugar Creek, Arkansas, area and in 1850 a man named Enoch Trott and his family were listed on the same census page as Ebenezer and family. Enoch was likely Luvicia’s brother.

Possible child of Ebenezer Reddick and an unknown first wife:
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Stephen D. Reddick; born abt. 1831 in North Carolina; probably died in the Civil War; married Margaret Mizer, born abt. 1834 in Tennessee; died abt. 1900.
Children of William McNeil and Luvicia Trott:
i.
Sarah “Sallie” McNeil, born April 3, 1832 in Benton County, Tennessee; died June 23, 1889.
ii.
Neil McNeil, born March 21, 1833 in Benton County, Tennessee; died October 30, 1915 in Garfield, Benton County, Arkansas.
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Peggy J. McNeil, born in 1838 in Tennessee; died in 1870.
Children of Ebenezer Reddick and Luvicia Trott:
i.
Elizabeth Reddick, born July 26, 1842 in Tennessee; died March 4, 1910 in Benton County, Arkansas; married Richmond Wilson Grimes, born in 1825 in Tennessee; died January 12, 1881 in Bright, Benton County, Arkansas.
ii.
Angeline Reddick, born abt. 1846 in Tennessee.
iii.
Martha Reddick, born abt. 1850 in Arkansas.
iv.
James Reddick, born in May, 1852 in Arkansas; died in 1901.
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Ebenezer N. Reddick, born July 12, 1854 in Garfield, Benton County, Arkansas; died October 29, 1927 in Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas; Married Nancy Adeline Ruddick September 7, 1876; born November 25, 1855 in Garfield, Benton County, Arkansas; died January 3, 1931 in Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas. Nancy Adeline Ruddick was a daughter of Benjamin Ruddick and granddaughter of Captain William Ruddick, the founder of Sugar Creek Arkansas, and owner of Elkhorn Tavern, originally called the Ruddick Inn.
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George Washington Reddick, born January 11, 1857 in Benton County, Arkansas; died June 17, 1922 in Benton County, Arkansas; married (1) Nancy J. Ford November 18, 1877; born November 22, 1858; died September 1, 1878 (2) Macy Alice Ford March 17, 1879; born December 22, 1860 in Benton County, Arkansas; died July 28, 1919 in Benton County, Arkansas. Nancy Ford died during childbirth; Macy Ford was her sister.
82 John L. Mizer, born abt. 1805 in Blount County, Tennessee; died abt. 1860 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas. He was the son of 164. John Henry Meiser and 165. Elizabeth Hale. He married 83. Mary Polly Hale in 1829.
83 Mary Polly Hale, born in 1811 in Tennessee; died in 1899 in Hornet, Newton County, Missouri.
Children of John L. Mizer and Mary Polly Hale:
i.
Anderson Whiteside Mizer, born July 17, 1830 in Bradley County, Tennessee; died September 28, 1868 in Missouri; married Mary T. Lowry November 9, 1851 in Laclede County, Missouri; born April 6, 1830 in Laclede County, Missouri; died February 15, 1916 in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri.
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Margaret E. Mizer, born abt. 1834 in Tennessee; died abt. 1900 (?) In Missouri; married (1) Stephen D. Reddick; born abt. 1831 (2) William Richard Buxton, born April 14, 1845 in Tennessee.
iii.
Elizabeth Mizer, born abt. 1836 in Tennessee; died 1915 in Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma; married Jacob Scaggs; born abt. 1822 in Kentucky.
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Eliza Mizer; born abt. 1840 in Tennessee, died abt. 1857 in Arkansas; married Reverend Isaac Stapleton; no known children. The only source for this information was a hand drawn tree made many years ago by the Stapleton family. There is a possibility that Eliza and Sarah were twins.
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Sarah Mizer, born November 20, 1840 in Tennessee; died January 31, 1892; married Reverend Isaac Stapleton April 2, 1858; born January 1839 in Lee County, Virginia; died March 27, 1888 in Exeter, Barry County, Missouri. Isaac Stapleton first married Eliza Mizer, born 1840, died 1857, before his marriage to her sister Sarah Mizer.
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Martha Elizabeth Jane Mizer, born September 1843 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; died February 15, 1917 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri; married Silas Blevins April 10, 1866 in Arkansas; born February 11, 1838 in Indiana; died February 17, 1917 in Jasper County, Missouri.
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Mary Polly Mizer, born May 12, 1844 in Bradley County, Tennessee; died November 28, 1928 in Antlers, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma; married Richard Noble Hurd March 5, 1866 in Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas; born September 7, 1846 in Hancock, Tennessee; died April 12, 1915 in Antlers, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma.
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Mahala A. Mizer, born in 1845 in Tennessee; died May 21, 1882 in Newton County, Missouri; married Josiah Henninger Burrows abt. 1869; born January 1, 1825 in Tennessee; died February 19, 1889 in Newton County, Missouri.
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John Austin Mizer, born March 29, 1849 in Tennessee; died February 23, 1894 in Seneca, Newton County, Missouri; married Rebecca Emaline Burrows; born December 7, 1849 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas; died in 1930. Both are buried in Hornet Cemetery, Newton County, Missouri. John Austin Mizer was a Justice of the Peace and a farmer.
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Phoebe T. Mizer, born in 1854; died in 1872; married Michael Thomas Lowry in 1871; born February 13, 1851 in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri; died October 18, 1899 in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. Phoebe Mizer had two children with Michael Lowry in 1871 and 1872, but mother and both children died soon thereafter.
88 Judge William Cessna, born abt. 1776 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died abt.1866 in Larue County, Kentucky. He was the son of 176. Jonathan Cessna and 177. Mary Friend. He Married 89. Sarah/Sally Wallace.
89 Sarah/Sally Wallace, born in 1776 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died in 1836 in Kentucky.
William (nicknamed Willie) became one of the founders of Hodgenville, Kentucky. He and his son Jonathan Friend Cessna were among the 42 petitioners for the creation of Larue County, although they wanted it to be called Lynn County, after another early settler. Larue County was formed on March 4, 1843 from portions of Hardin County. Hodgenville is its county seat. The second House of Cessna book mentions that William as a judge, the only known reference to the fact.

According to an un-named descendant, during his boyhood, and after the killing of his father by Indians, William....

….and his mother emigrated south about 65 miles, near the present town of Hodgenville, the county seat of Larue County, (terminus of the Illinois Central Railroad) and took up a large tract of land, some of which is still in the possession of the Cessna family. William was successful in his day as a farmer and financier, having amassed a considerable fortune….William was elected by the Democratic party in the year ____ being the first representative Larue County had in the General Assembly of Kentucky. He was re-elected and served the second term.

Sally Wallace had arrived with her parents in America (and then onward to Kentucky) when she was twelve years old. According to the book House of Cessna, her father was a descendant of the distinguished Knight of Scotland, Sir William Wallace.

Children of Judge William Cessna and Sarah/Sally Wallace:
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Margaret Cessna, born in 1801 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died in 1801 in Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Jonathan Friend Cessna, born November 16, 1804 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died May 19, 1885 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Nancy Miller February 14, 1832 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born August 25, 1813 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died October 15, 1850 in Larue County, Kentucky. Jonathan Friend Cessna was a farmer, a slave owner and a lawyer. He was elected as the first sheriff of Larue County, and held the position for twelve years. Jonathan was also elected as a County Judge, and as a bonded official he performed marriages. He and his wife are buried in the Little Mount Baptist Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Elizabeth “Betsie” Cessna, born in 1806 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died October 11, 1877 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Lee John Chilton Williams April 14, 1831; born August 9, 1800 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died May 22, 1855 in Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Mary Polly Cessna, born in 1811 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died in 1850.
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Nancy Cessna, born in 1812 in Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Matilda Cessna, born in 1815 in Hardin County, Kentucky; married James W. Rust February 6, 1842; born in 1822 in Middle Creek, Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Susan Cessna, born July 11, 1816 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died April 2, 1888 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Joseph W. Walters October 17, 1837 in Larue County, Kentucky; born May 25, 1815 in South Fork, Larue County, Kentucky; died September 24, 1895 in South Fork, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Margaret Cessna, born in 1820 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died April 6, 1886 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Robert Harvey Fisher March 7, 1844 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky; born March 11, 1821 in Montgomery County, Kentucky; died January 24, 1915 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
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William Wallace Cessna, born May 3, 1822 in Larue County, Kentucky; died June 4, 1864 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Marion Wallace Coombs, born May 14, 1826 in Kentucky; died January 31, 1878 in Larue County, Kentucky.
90 Samuel H. Coombs, born March 14, 1797 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died September 17, 1829 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was the son of 180. Amos Coombs and 181. Tacy Drake. He married 91. Susan Williams March 16, 1823.
91 Susan Williams, born November 21, 1803; died abt. 1833. She was the daughter of 182. Walter Williams and 183. Elley Owsley.
Child of Samuel H. Coombs and Susan Williams:
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Marion Wallace Coombs, born May 14, 1826 in Kentucky; died January 31, 1878 in Larue County, Kentucky; Married William Wallace Cessna, born May 3, 1822 in Larue County, Kentucky; died June 4, 1864 in Larue County, Kentucky.
92 John C. Walters, born April 4, 1770 in Beeson Town (Union Town) Pennsylvania; died April 19, 1853 in Magnolia, Larue County, Kentucky. He was the son of 184. Hans Conrad “Coonrod” Walters and 185. Nancy Ann Redmon. He married 93. Suzanna Ashcraft September 14, 1791.
93 Susanna Ashcraft, born abt. 1773 in Pennsylvania; died abt. 1838 in Magnolia, Larue County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 186. Jediah Ashcraft and 187. Nancy Friend.
Nicknamed “Fighting John,” he was an Indian fighter, and had seven wounds from various battles. In 1792, at the Severn Valley settlement, a band of fifteen Indians attacked, killing two women, five children and some livestock, and burning several cabins, before moving northward. Fifteen settlers, led by Colonel Patrick Brown, set out in pursuit of the raiders. By nightfall they had tracked the Indians to the banks of the Rolling Fork River where the Indians crossed. The settlers camped by the river for the night without building a fire, two guards posted. At daybreak they resumed pursuit. They found that the Indians had gone ashore on the opposite bank. The settlers forded the river and quickly came upon the camp of Indians, set between the banks of the Little Branch (Brown's Run) and the Rolling Fork. They were able to surprise the raiding party and a battle ensued, being a mixture of gunfire and hand to hand combat. In the end all of the Indians were killed, except the Chief, who escaped. He had killed and scalped two of the three settlers who had lost their lives that day. The white men killed in the battle were named Ashcraft, Vertrees and Willingham. John Walters was among the fifteen settlers at the battle, and was wounded. (Of course!)
Children of John C. Walters and Susanna Ashcraft:
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Mary Walters, died abt. 1853.
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Ruamy “Rachel” Walters, born November 24, 1793 in North Linn Creek, Hardin County, Kentucky; died June 23, 1880 in Meade County, Kentucky or in Jasper County, Missouri; married Reverend Benjamin Keith March 13, 1813 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born July 4, 1792 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died June 28, 1876.
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Jediah Walters, born March 21, 1796 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died June 26, 1844 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Sarah ‘Sallie” Middleton October 6, 1818 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born April 2, 1801 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died August 10, 1858 in Larue County, Kentucky. Jediah Walters is said to have been an agriculturalist and owner of many slaves, and was wounded many times in the War of 1812 and in the Indian Wars.
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Grace Walters, born abt. 1798 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died abt. 1863.
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Aquilla Martin Walters, born abt. 1801 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died abt. 1881 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Elizabeth Bayne September 29, 1821 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born abt. 1800 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died abt. 1850 in Kentucky.
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John Walters, born June 7, 1806 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died May 5, 1870 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky; married Catherine Friend December 9, 1830 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born December 19, 1809 in Kentucky; died abt. 1897 in Magnolia, Larue County, Kentucky.John Walters was a farmer and owned a plantation near Magnolia, with slaves.
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William Walters, married Catherine Redman(?).
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James Walters, born abt. 1814 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died abt. 1862 in Larue County, Kentucky.
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Joseph W. Walters, born May 25, 1815 in South Fork, Larue County, Kentucky; died September 24, 1896 in South Fork, Larue County, Kentucky; married Susan Cessna October 17, 1837 in Larue County, Kentucky; born July 11, 1816 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died April 2, 1888 in Larue County, Kentucky.
96 Jeremiah Williams, born abt. 1790 in New York(?); died abt. 1845 in Michigan. He married 97. Frances Hagens abt. 1818 in Lyme, Jefferson County, New York.
97 Frances (Fanny) Hagens, born abt. 1802 in New York(?); died aft. 1860, probably in St. James, Beaver Island, Michigan.
Jeremiah and Frances Williams were in Lyme, Jefferson County, upstate New York (on Lake Ontario) before 1820. They may have been in Canada in 1827, they were in LaGrange Township, Lorain County, Ohio (on Lake Erie) by 1830, and on Mackinac Island (in Lake Michigan) by 1840. It appears they left New York State when the Erie Canal opened in 1825 and could have been one of the first of the many pioneers who used the Canal to move west. They may have been in Michigan, as early as 1832. They lived near Henry Schoolcraft, the famous Indian Agent, on Mackinac Island. Jeremiah was a fisherman on the great lakes.
Children of Jeremiah Williams and Frances Hagens:
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Sarah A. Williams, born abt. 1819 in Berkshire, Massachusetts; died August 3, 1865 on Mackinac Island, Michigan; married James A. Taylor; born August 4, 1810 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. James A. Taylorwas a grocer in 1850.
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Lewis S. Williams, born abt. 1821 in New York State; died April 26, 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; married Anna Betsy Hoag February 7, 1842 in St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Michigan; born October 28, 1827 in Lockport, Erie, New York; died June 6, 1909 in East Lake, Jefferson County, Alabama. Lewis enlisted as a private to fight for the Union on September 19, 1864, in Company F, 43rd infantry, Wisconsin regiment, and received a disability discharge on May 27, 1865. In 1866 he sold ten acres of land on the north tip of Chambers Island, Door County, Wisconsin, to the government. In 1867 he deeded forty more acres to the land office. A lighthouse was built, and in 1868 Lewis was appointed as the first lighthouse keeper, a job he kept until 1889.
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John R. Williams, born November 26, 1823 in New York or Ohio; died March 3, 1910 in Ingallston, Menominee Co., Michigan; married Mariette Slocum March 19, 1845 in Gros Cap, Mackinac County, Michigan; born December 6, 1829 in Waterloo, Seneca County, New York; died February 23, 1915 in Trout Lake, Chippewa county, Michigan.
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Abigail Williams, born abt. 1825 in Ohio; died abt. 1855 in northern Michigan; married Andrew Courchaine February 10, 1841 in Mackinac County, Michigan; born abt. 1802 in Montreal,, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1855 in northern Michigan.
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Charles Williams, born abt. 1829 in Ohio; died July 9, 1874 in Schoolcraft County, Michigan.
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Jeremiah (Jerry) Williams, born abt. 1832 in Ohio or Michigan; died November 2, 1895 in Bay de Noc, Michigan; married Mary Elizabeth McCoy April 20, 1853 in Moran Township, Michilimackinac, Michigan.
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Anna Williams, born abt. 1834 in Ohio; died aft. 1869 in Michigan; married Joseph Edward Palmer March 16, 1851 in Mackinac County, Michigan; born abt. 1825 in Maine.
98 John McCoy, born abt. 1800 in Ireland.
Child of John McCoy:
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Mary Elizabeth/Isabell McCoy, born in August 1839 in Ireland; died June 17, 1925 in Escanaba, Michigan; married (1) Jeremiah Williams April 20, 1853 in Moran Township, Michilimackinac, Michigan (2) Joseph A. Gamache September 17, 1903 in Delta County, Michigan.
102 Jacob Emmick, born abt. 1805 in Prussia. He married 103. Johanna Kramer.
103 Johanna Kramer, born abt. 1810 in Prussia.
Child of Jacob Emmick and Johanna Kramer:
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Catherine Emmick, born abt. 1837 in Prussia or Indiana; died March 4, 1892 in Grand Chute, Wisconsin; married (1) Peter Young abt. 1865, probably in Wisconsin; married (2) Peter Huven September 7, 1883 in Freedom, Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
104 Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette, born abt. 1802 in St-Pierre-de-Sorel, Quebec, Canada; died June 20, 1870. He was the son of 208. Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette and 209. Marguerite Charlebois. He married 105. Josephte-Sophie Roy March 8, 1831 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada.
105 Josephte-Sophie Roi, born abt. 1811 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 210. Athanase Roi and 211. Marie Schefre.
Children of Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette and Josephte-Sophie Roi :
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Edesse Laviolette, born September 20, 1831 in Notre-Dame, Montebello, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1901; married Magliore Milette October 23, 1855 in Curran, Ontario, Canada.
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Pierre Laviolette, born abt. 1834.
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Isadore Laviolette, born abt. 1836.
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Clement Laviolette, born November 14, 1837 in L’Orignal, Ontario, Canada; died September 15, 1919 in Bark River, Delta County, Michigan; married (1) Elizabeth Poirier dit Lafleur February 16, 1863 in St. Luke's, Curran, Ontario, Canada; born November 14, 1845 in St-Philippe-Dargenteuil, Quebec, Canada; died July 13, 1921 in Masonville Township, Delta County, Michigan (2) Eleaza Larcolette; born October 1843.
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Amedee-Joseph Laviolette, born October 6, 1839 in L’Orignal, Ontario, Canada; died January 7, 1923 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married (1) Flavie Cadieux June 3, 1873 in Alfred, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada (2) Eliza Parisien October 11, 1910 in Alfred, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born abt. 1884; died abt. 1967.
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Hilaire Laviolette, born abt. 1839.
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Charles-Auguste Laviolette, born August 1, 1841 in L’Orignal, Ontario, Canada.
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Sophie Laviolette, born May 1, 1846 in L‘Orignal, Ontario, Canada; died May 28, 1891 in Ontario, Canada; married Joseph Vachon September 15, 1873 in Alfred, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born August 10, 1846 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada; died June 16, 1921 in Alfred, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Evariste Laviolette, born abt. 1846.
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Evaline Laviolette, born abt. 1848.
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Delima Laviolette, born July 6, 1849 in L’Orignal, Ontario, Canada; died October 16, 1911 in L’Orignal, Ontario, Canada.
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Dosithe Laviolette, born abt. 1850.
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Azilda Laviolette, born abt. 1857; died abt. 1909 in Michigan; married Alexandre Servant April 20, 1874 in Alfred, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born august 1851 in Canada; died January 11, 1919 in Michigan.
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Avelina-Alexina Laviolette, born abt. 1859; married Isaac Desjardins November 26, 1872 in Notre-Dame, Ottawa, Canada.
106 Toussaint Poirier-dit-Lafleur, born abt. 1801 in Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 212. Jean-Baptiste Poirier-dit-Lafleur and 213. Josette Miron. He married 107. Genevieve Gauthier-dit-Larouche July 21, 1823 in Ste-Therese-de-Blainville, Quebec, Canada.
107 Genevieve Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1805 in Canada. She was the daughter of 214. Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche and 215. Marie Gravel.
Children of Toussaint Poirier-dit-Lafleur and Genevieve Gauthier-dit-Larouche:
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Elizabeth Poirier-dit-Lafleur, born November 14, 1845 in St-Philippe-Dargenteuil, Quebec, Canada; died July 13, 1921 in Masonville, Delta County, Michigan; married Clement Laviolette February 16, 1863 in St. Luke's, Curran, Ontario, Canada.
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Joseph Poirier-dit-Lafleur, born February 14, 1834 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Louise Fauvel/Bigras January 28, 1861 in St-Andre-Est, Quebec,; born May 30 1840 in St-Hermas, Quebec, Canada; died April 16, 1869 (2) Marie Leveille June 26, 1870 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
108 Joseph Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born May 4, 1797 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died April 7, 1890 in L’Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of 216. Noel Tessier-dit-Lavigne and 217. Marie-Charlotte Ethier. He married 109. Marie Hamelin October 18, 1824 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
109 Marie Hamelin, born August 23, 1808 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died February 23, 1890 in L’Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of 218. Francois Xavier-dit-Hamelin and 219. Marie-Madeleine Devoyeau.
Children of Joseph Tessier-dit-Lavigne and Marie Hamelin:
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Joseph Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 25, 1825 in Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died April 25, 1906 in Delta County, Michigan; married Scholastique Samson January 07, 1846 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born August 1, 1825 in Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died January 15, 1900 in L’Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Marie Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born November 28, 1826 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; married William Belair August 18, 1845 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born abt. 1823.
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Madeleine Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born abt. 1827; married Pierre Forget February 17, 1851 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada.
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Moise Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born abt. 1829 in Ontario; married (1) Edmire Bruiere September 3, 1855 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born abt 1835 (2) Sophie Proulx October 26, 1885 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born abt. 1835.
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Lucie Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born February 4, 1833.
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Francois-Xavier Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 3, 1836 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Cyprien (Suphant) Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born July 4, 1838 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; died July 19, 1921 in Ottawa, Ottawa-Carlton, Ontario, Canada; married Marcelline Beaupre July 16, 1860 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born August 22, 1839 in Ottawa, Ottawa-Carlton, Ontario, Canada; died January 25, 1902 in Ottawa, Ottawa-Carlton, Ontario, Canada.
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Louisa (Eloise) Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born August 28, 1840 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married (1) Julien Leblanc October 19, 1857 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada (2) Louis Belair October 6, 1878 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Antoine Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born September 3, 1842 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Leon Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 30, 1846 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married Marguerite Paquette November 14, 1867 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born August 15, 1848.
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Evangeliste Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born January 18, 1848 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Felix Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born December 5, 1849 in L'Original, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; died abt. 1900; married Justine Daoust June 17, 1872 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; born December 20, 1845.
116 Felice Antonio Mascaro, died abt. 1853. He married 116. Concetta Fazio.
117 Concetta Fazio.
Children of Felice Antonio Mascaro and Concetta Fazio:
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Francesco Mascaro, born abt. 1818.
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Michele Mascaro, born abt. 1824, married Catarina Citino, born in 1827/1828.
118 Giovanni Citino. He married Palma Mazzei.
119 Palma Mazzei.
Child of Giovanni Citino and Palma Mazzei:
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Catarina Citino, born abt. 1827. Married Michele Mascaro.

Generation 8

128 Christian Andreas Spieth, born October 13, 1764 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 13, 1833 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 256. Johann Christoph Spieth and 257. Elizabetha Margaretha Spieth. He married 129. Catharina Magdalena Fahrion June 29, 1790 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born October 13, 1764 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
129 Catharina Magdalena Fahrion, born November 15, 1766 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 30, 1843 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 258. Friedrich Fahrion and 259. Sophia Catharina Spieth.
Children of Christian Andreas Spieth and Catharina Magdalena Fahrion:
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Georg Jacob Spieth, born August 20, 1791 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 26, 1795 in Oberesslingen, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Christian Leonhard Spieth, born November 28, 1792 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 29, 1814 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Adam Spieth, born May 11, 1795 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 1, 1868 in Holgate, Henry County, Ohio; married Magdalena Barbara Junginger June 24, 1823 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born April 20, 1795 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died in Holgate, Henry County, Ohio.
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Jacob Spieth, born December 21, 1796 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Magdalena Augustine Frasch January 26, 1823 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Catharina Magdalena Spieth, born February 5, 1798 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 7, 1888 in Medina County, Ohio; married Lorenz Ankele November 25, 1830 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Christian Frederick Spieth, born February 8, 1800 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 23, 1875 in Medina County, Ohio; married Maria Magdalena Muenzenmayer June 24, 1828 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1802 in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died November 6, 1863 in Medina County, Ohio.
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Johann Christoph Spieth, born February 22, 1802 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died abt. 1807 in Oberesslingen, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Christian Friedrich Spieth, born May 24, 1805 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johanne Caroline Buerkle November 30, 1831 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Gottlieb Spieth, born November 24, 1807 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 8, 1896 in Henry County, Ohio; married Christina Dorthea Schlienz January 26, 1839 in Liverpool Township, Medina County, Ohio; born abt. 1820 in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 3, 1897 in Henry County, Ohio.
130
Johann Jacob Junginger, born March 13, 1761 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 25, 1806 in Oberesslingen, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Johann Georg Junginger and Elizabetha Heim. He married 131. Catharina Magdalena Heim July 25, 1793.
131 Catharina Magdalena Heim, born November 25, 1771 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 7, 1836 in Oberesslingen, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Jeremias Heim and Barbara Scheuerlen.
Johann Jacob Junginger and Catharina Magdalena Heim were granted special dispensation by the church to marry because they were first cousins.
Children of Johann Jacob Junginger and Catherina Magdalena Heim :
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Magdalena Barbara Junginger, born April 20, 1795 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died in Holgate, Henry County, Ohio; married Johann Adam Spieth June 24, 1823 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born May 11, 1795 in Oberesslingen, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 1, 1868 in Holgate, Henry County, Ohio.
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Christina Catharina Junginger, born October 23, 1796 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died abt. 1806 in Oberesslingen, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Catherina Dorthea Junginger, born Feb 18, 1798 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 29, 1799 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Catherina Dorthea Junginger, born November 9, 1800 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died abt. 1806 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Wilhelmine Sophie Junginger, born May 14, 1803 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Michael Reuss August 13, 1843; born January 3, 1798 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
164 John Henry Meiser, born abt. 1779 in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1884 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas. He was the son of 328. Henry Meiser and 329. Anna Maria. He married (1) 165. Elizabeth Hale abt. 1798 in Tennessee (2) Susannah Lewis.
165 Elizabeth Hale, born April 27, 1779 in Blount County, Tennessee; died abt. 1837 in McMinn County, Tennessee.
According to a Meiser family history, published in 1966, several families, including five of Henry Meiser‘s children, moved from Pennsylvania to Blount County, Tennessee. Listed are sons George, John and Henry, and daughters Catherine and Polly (These would probably be: John George Meiser, John Henry Meiser, Henry Meiser, Catherine Meiser and Mary Elizabeth Meiser-Hafley). Accounts give the time period as Autumn, 1799, but the birth dates of some of Mary Elizabeth’s children would indicate a date more than ten years earlier, at least in her case.

Within a few years, Henry and family had moved on to settle in Ohio, and Catherine had passed away, while Mary Elizabeth and John George remained in Tennessee. Miser Station, Tennessee, was named after George.

John Henry Meiser and his family lived in Indian Territory, later McMinn County, Tennessee, and about 1854 John Henry, and several of his children, grandchildren and other family members migrated west by wagon train to Benton County, Arkansas.

According to family researcher Hugh D. Miser:

He (John) was a deeply religious, vigorous man - in fact, dramatic. To him thunder was the voice of God, and it brought forth shouts of praise and worship from John. His vigor and strength never left him; he married Betsy at the age of eighty years, and they had three children. At the age of 105 he was attending to the usual chores in the barnyard when he was attacked and killed by a ferocious bull.

“Bull” may be the operative word here, as the “Betsy” mentioned is certainly not Elizabeth Hale, as the author seems to indicate. There is also no evidence of a third wife, and John’s barnyard demise is not substantiated, either. Yet, to merit such stories John Henry Meiser must have been quite a character, and , well…. who knows?

Children of John Henry Meiser and Elizabeth Hale:
i.
Michael Mizer, born abt. 1799 in Blount County, Tennessee; died abt. 1864 in Gentry, Gentry County, Missouri.
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Phebe Mizer, born April 27, 1800 in Blount County, Tennessee; died August 16, 1844 in Miegs County, Tennessee; married (1) Unk. Brown, born abt. 1797 in Blount County, Tennessee; died abt. 1821. (2) John Buttram, born June 1, 1803 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; died May 24, 1841 in Miegs County, Tennessee.
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John L. Mizer, born abt. 1805 in Blount County, Tennessee; died abt. 1860 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas; married Polly Mary Hale abt. 1829; born abt. 1811 in Tennessee; died abt. 1899 in Hornet, Newton County, Missouri.
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George Washington Mizer, born January 21, 1807 in Blount County, Tennessee; died December 25, 1861 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas; married Polly Swafford on October 18, 1826 in Tennessee; born November 25, 1805 in South Carolina; died November 23, 1842 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas.
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Sarah Mizer, born in 1809 in Blount County, Tennessee; died in 1840 in McMinn County, Tennessee.
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Elijah H. Mizer, born November 25, 1811 in McMinn County, Tennessee; died in September, 1865 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas; married Elizabeth Tallent; born abt. 1814 in Tennessee; died abt.1903 in Idaho.
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Henry C. Mizer, born abt. 1812 in Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Tennessee, died abt. 1888 in Jane, McDonald County, Missouri; married Elizabeth Wolfe abt. 1835 in Bradley County, Tennessee; born abt. 1812 in McMinn County, Tennessee; died abt. 1908 in Jane, McDonald County, Missouri.
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Nancy Mizer, born abt. 1814 in McMinn County, Tennessee.
Children of John Henry Meiser and Susannah Lewis:
i.
William Mizer, born abt. 1834 in Tennessee.
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Margaret Mizer, born abt. 1842 in Tennessee.
iii.
James Mizer, born abt. 1844 in Tennessee.
176 Jonathan Cessna, born abt. 1752 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; died abt.1779 near Philip’s Fort, present day Louisville, Kentucky. He was the son of 352. Colonel John Cessna and 353. Agnes. He married 177. Mary Friend abt. 1775 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
177 Mary Friend, born abt. 1752 in Friend’s Cove, Pennsylvania.
Jonathan was of the third generation of Cessnas in America, those who lived through the Revolutionary War. Some of Count Jean de Cessna's sons had settled near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and later Bedford County, where the family became prominent. Also prominent were the number who served in the military, like John Cessna of Bedford County, who was a three term county sheriff, a member of the Provincial Assembly and Constitutional Convention of 1775 and a colonel in the Revolutionary War. His Brother, Charles Cessna, was also a colonel. Another brother, William Cessna, was a lieutenant in the war, and yet another brother, Evan Cessna, was a captain in the Bedford county Militia. These four men were all brothers to Jonathan Cessna, who took his young family to Kentucky in 1775. According to one un-named descendant, he…

....cleared two acres of land, the first land cleared within the limits of the current Louisville city limits. Soon after, he was killed by the Indians leaving one son, William, aged three years, who remembered the last time he saw his father by the following incident: The whites having made preparations to go out on an Indian raid, had collected on the banks of the Ohio River, at what is now Louisville, to execute their intention. Jonathan took his son, William, in his arms, kissed him good-bye and told him to be a good boy and obey his mother. He never returned to his pleasant cabin home or his beloved family, but was numbered with the slain after the bloody war was over.

Children of Jonathan Cessna and Mary Friend:
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Judge William Cessna, born abt. 1776 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1866 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Sarah/Sally Wallace
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Nancy Cessna, born abt. 1778 at Philip’s Fort, Kentucky; died abt. 1855 in Howard County, Missouri; married Shepherd Gum July 30, 1790 in Nelson County, Kentucky; born July 29, 1761 in Orange County, Virginia; died February 2, 1845 in Howard County, Missouri.
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Amos Coombs, born abt. 1761 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died September 1, 1819 in Glendale, Hardin County, Kentucky. He was the son of 360. Samuel Coombs and 361. Mary Chestnut Wilkes. He married 181. Tacy Drake abt. 1782 in Virginia.
181 Tacy Drake, born September 1, 1766, probably In Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1845 in Hardin County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 362. Thomas Drake and 363. Eurah Humphrey.
Children of Amos Coombs and Tacy Drake:
i.
Mary Polly Coombs, born abt. 1784 in Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia; died abt. 1840 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky; married Israel Wilkes December 12, 1805 in Patrick, Virginia; born August 30, 1784 in Bedford County, Virginia; died March 4, 1825 in Little York, Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Eurah Coombs, born May 22, 1792 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died September 8, 1860 in Hardin County, Kentucky; married Bennett Straughn April 7, 1823 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born November 8, 1795 in Shelby County, Kentucky; died abt. 1878 in Larue County, Kentucky.
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Thomas Coombs, born abt. 1795 in Hardin county, Kentucky; died March 17, 1834 in Henry County, Kentucky; married Pamela Ashburn January 17, 1817 in Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Samuel H. Coombs, born March 17, 1829 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died September 17 1829 in Hardin County, Kentucky; married Susan Williams March 16, 1823; born November 21, 1803; died abt. 1833.
182 Walter Williams, born July 8, 1778 in Loudoun County. Virginia, died January 2, 1869 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky. He was the son of 364. John Williams and 365. Anne Bayne Owsley. He married 183. Elley Owsley abt. 1790 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
183 Elley Owsley, born February 15, 1778 in Bedford County, Virginia; died June 18, 1852 in Larue County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 366. Henry Bodine Owsley and 367. Winifred Taylor.
Walter had the nickname of “Watty,” and Elley was called “Ella.” They were first cousins, and both were twelve years old at the time of their marriage.
Children of Walter Williams and Elley Owsley:
i.
Henry Williams, born abt. 1796 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; married Winifred Owsley March 24, 1814 in Garrard County, Kentucky; born abt. 1798 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky; died July 6, 1852 in Butler County, Kentucky.
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Nancy Williams, born abt. 1798 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died abt 1830 in Hardin County, Kentucky; married Archibald S. Letcher abt. 1820 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born abt. 1793 in Mercer County, Kentucky.
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John C. Williams, born August 9, 1800 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died May 22, 1855 in Hardin County, Kentucky; married (1) Lee Chilton October 21, 1822 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born abt. 1804 in Garrard County, Kentucky; died abt. 1830 in Hardin County, Kentucky (2) Elizabeth Cessna April 14, 1831 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born abt. 1806 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died before October 11, 1877 in Larue County, Kentucky.
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Susan Williams, born November 21, 1803; died abt. 1833; married Samuel H. Coombs March 16, 1823; born March 14, 1797 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died September 17, 1829 in Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Thomas Williams, born abt. 1805.
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Ebsworth Williams, born abt. 1807.
184 Hans Conrad “Coonrod” Walters, born March 9, 1714 in Nordheim, Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany; died May 8, 1792 in Phillips Fort, Hardin County, Kentucky. He married (1) Unknown (2) 185. Nancy Ann Redmon abt. 1769.
185 Nancy Ann Redmon, born abt. 1737 in Beesontown/Uniontown, Pennsylvania; died before 1830 in Hardin County, Kentucky.
The appellation “Coonrod” looks to be a consequence of his lifelong thick German accent. Conrad Walters’ migration pattern seems to be thus: (1) 1730’s to 1750’s - Southeastern Pennsylvania, Chester, Lancaster, Berks Counties, etc. (2) 1760’s - Loudoun County, Virginia. (3) 1770’s - Western Pennsylvania, Westmoreland and Lafayette Counties. (4) 1780’s - Nelson County, Kentucky, then Hardin County and Larue County, finally Philip’s Fort.

The order of the children listed below is probably not accurate, especially during his second marriage, and Catherine Walters, while often listed under that second marriage, fits better into Conrad’s first marriage, by reported birth date.

Conrad's sons Barnard and Conrad Jr. served from 1776-1777 in Capt. Thomas Gaddis' company of the Virginia Militia at Fort Liberty, in what is now the panhandle of northern West Virginia. Barnard also served in 1778 under Gen. George Rogers Clark in the Illinois campaign against the British and Indians. Michael served in Captain John Beeson's company under the command of Col. William Crawford in the ill-fated expedition on the Sandusky in 1782. He was captured by the Indians, and later released. Conrad's younger son, John, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Kentucky Militia, and a noted Indian fighter (Battle of Brown's Run, 1792), also served in the War of 1812.

Children of Hans Conrad Walters, spouse unknown:
i.
Barnard (Barnabas) Walters; born abt. 1753 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania; died in July 1822 in Barren County, Kentucky.
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Conrad Walters, born February 2, 1755 in Pennsylvania; died February 19, 1831 in Larue County, Kentucky.
iii.
Catherine Walters, born October 17, 1759 in Beeson Town/Uniontown, Pennsylvania; died April 19, 1852 in Larue County, Kentucky.
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Michael Walters, born abt. 1760; died abt. 1818.
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Elizabeth “Betty” Walters, born abt. 1761, Allegheny, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; died in March 1850 in Alleghany, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Children of Hans Conrad Walters and Nancy Ann Redmon:
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John C. Walters, born April 4, 1770 in Beesontown/Uniontown, Pennsylvania; died April 19, 1852 in Magnolia, Larue County, Kentucky, married Susannah Ashcraft September 14, 1791 in Kentucky; born abt. 1773 in Pennsylvania; died abt. 1838 in Magnolia, Larue County, Kentucky.
ii.
Nancy Walters.
iii.
Sarah “Sally” Walters.
iv.
Lydia Walters.
v.
Andrew Walters, born July 5, 1779 in Monongahela, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; died October 26, 1856 in Larue County, Kentucky; married (1) Nancy Ashcraft December 6, 1799 in Barren County, Kentucky; born abt. 1780 in Virginia; died December 9, 1806 in Larue County, Kentucky (2) Sarah “Sally” Bayne December 7, 1805 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born May 2, 1788 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died April 3, 1854 in Larue County, Kentucky. The will of Andrew Walters stipulated that his “three blacks Lettia, Jane and Jonathan be sold privately, and allowed to choose their own masters, the money then added to this estate. If his land could not be divided equally between his heirs, then it was to be sold, and that money then divided, for the most part, eleven ways. (He had lots of children.) Also: “ As I have given all my children a horse except my daughters Margaret Ann Keith and Lucretia Walters and it is therefore my will and desire that each of the girls have a horse or its equivalent in money.”
186 Jediah Ashcraft, born abt. 1735 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; April 19, 1794 in Clifty Hollow, Larue County, Kentucky. He was the son of 372. Daniel Ashcraft and 373. Elizabeth Lewis. He married 187. Nancy Friend in 1765 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
187 Nancy Friend, born abt. 1740 in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died in April 1829 in Nolin, Hardin County, Kentucky.
Jediah grew up in the Sleepy Creek area of Virginia. In May, 1775 he was appointed by the court to oversee the construction of a road from Shuttes Creek to Devors Ferry on the Monongahela River. He was also appointed as a constable. In December, 1775, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, he signed a petition opposing the formation of Transylvania as a state. In 1776 he was living in Boonesborough, Kentucky. In 1778-79 he was sheriff in Yohogania County, Virginia.

Jediah served as one of Colonel George Rogers Clark’s “Long Knives” during Virginia’s Northwest Expedition of 1778-79. In recognition of this service, Virginia awarded him a land warrant in Hardin County, Kentucky, and he migrated there in 1780 or 1781 with a party of friends and in-laws, traveling by flatboat down the Ohio River. They settled at Philip’s Fort, dismantling the flatboat and building a house with the timber, on the present site of Louisville, where they were among the earliest inhabitants. In August 1781, Jediah Ashcraft purchased 400 acres of land in Hardin County, Kentucky.

Jediah served for 36 days in now General Rogers Clark’s expeditions against the British and Indians in Illinois Territory, in October and November of 1782. In 1783, the governor of Kentucky granted him 560 acres of land in return for his service, and over the next year or two, Jediah purchased nearly 1500 more acres on his own, in Grayson and Hardin Counties.

In an account by Judge Mather, four men named Ashcraft were at Philip’s Fort during the period between 1781 and 1792: Jediah and three of his sons, Daniel, John and Jacob. The last Indian fight in Hardin County, Kentucky, near Elizabethtown, took place in 1794. There is a possibility that the same raiding party was the one which took Jediah Ashcraft’s life, in a skirmish near the present location of the Big Clifty highway bridge, in Grayson County, Kentucky. He is thought to be buried nearby.

Children of Jediah Ashcraft and Nancy Friend:
i.
Elizabeth Ashcraft, born abt. 1766 in Pennsylvania; died in July, 1790 in Grayson County, Kentucky; married David McClure February 21, 1792 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
ii.
Daniel Ashcraft, born March 13, 1768 in Pennsylvania; died June 6, 1842 in Claremont, Richland County, Illinois; married Sarah Dye October 27, 1793 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born March 21, 1775; died September 17, 1845.
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Susannah Ashcraft, born abt. 1773 in Monongahela, Greene County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1838 in Magnolia, Larue County, Kentucky; married John C. Walters September 14, 1791 in Kentucky; born April 4, 1770 in Beesontown/Uniontown, Pennsylvania; died April 19, 1852 in Magnolia, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Mary Ashcraft, born abt. 1775 in Virginia; died abt. 1830 in Kentucky, married William Brownfield July 6, 1785 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born abt. 1772 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died abt. 1830 in Kentucky.
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John W. Ashcraft, born March 25, 1779 in Virginia; died July 15, 1846 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Agnes Nancy Wallace March 17, 1808 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born June 22, 1789; died August 21, 1852 in Larue County, Kentucky. John W. Ashcraft was a farmer and a tanner. Agnes Nancy Wallace was born on the ship while her parents were coming to America from Scotland.
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Nancy Agnes Ashcraft, born July 5, 1779 in Monongahela, Greene County, Pennsylvania; died in Larue County, Kentucky; married Andrew Walters in 1799; born abt. 1779; died abt. 1855.
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Nelly Ashcraft, born abt. 1781.
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Eleanor Nellie Ashcraft, born abt. 1782 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died before December 9, 1806.
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Agnes Ashcraft, born abt. 1785.
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Jacob Ashcraft, born abt. 1785 in Hardin County, Kentucky; died July 28, 1859 in Larue County, Kentucky; Married Sarah Kennedy February 16, 1812 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born abt. 1788 in Virginia; died abt. 1870 in Larue County, Kentucky.
208 Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette, born April 12, 1767 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died August 23, 1841 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 416. Joseph Dolque-dit-Laviolette and 417. Marie Louise Guiestier. He married (1) Catherine Moreau February 2, 1789 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; born February 18, 1771 in St-Ours, Quebec, Canada; died before 1802 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada (2) 209. Marguerite Charlebois March 1, 1802 in Ste-Madeleine-de-Rigaud, Quebec, Canada (3) Catherine Seguin January 8, 1810 in Ste-Madeleine-de-Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
209 Marguerite Charlebois, born November 5, 1776 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died June 17, 1809 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 418. Hyacinthe Charlebois and 419. Marie-Amable Sureau.
This generation falls between the well documented generations before it and the census backed data of the following generations, so Pierre’s family members might include a child or two listed in the wrong place and some innacurate names, and there are fewer solid dates to be found. Yet one thing seems certain: the story of Pierre's familyis tragic.

He had five children by his first wife, Catherine Moreau, before her death at the age of thirty-one. Two of these children, Marguerite and Henriette, may have been twins. There is no further record of them, along with brother Joseph.

Pierre’s second wife, Marguerite Charlebois, gave him ten children. The first two lived normal lives. Then came twins, Joseph and Marie-Josephte, one or both dying at or shortly after birth. The following year, 1806, brought triplets, two short lived and unnamed, with the third, Anne, possibly living into the following year. 1807 saw another infant death, followed the following year by son Norbert’s death at or shortly after birth. The fate of their last child, Antoine, born in May, 1808, is unknown. Marguerite died the following month, at the age of thirty-two.

Of Pierre’s sixteen children listed here, we only know of five who definitely got to adulthood, and we know of six who died at birth or shortly thereafter. Five more seem to have no historical record after birth, but that is not necessarily unusual.

Children of Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette and Catherine Moreau:
i.
Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette.
ii.
Joseph Docque-dit-Laviolette, born September 18, 1791 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died September 1856 in Grenville, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Josephte Roi October 9, 1815 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada; born May 22, 1795 in Oka, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1856 in Grenville, Quebec, Canada.
iii.
Henriette Docque-dit- Laviolette.
iv.
Marguerite Docque-dit-Laviolette.
v.
Ignace Docque-dit-Laviolette, born abt. 1797 in Lochaber, Quebec, Canada; died September 19, 1888 in Clarence Creek, Ontario, Canada; married Marie-Anne Landriault January 23, 1823 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1800.
Children of Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette and Marguerite Charlebois:
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Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette, born abt. 1802 in St-Pierre-de-Sorel, Quebec, Canada; died June 20, 1870; married Josephte-Sophie Roi March 8, 1831 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1811 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada.
ii.
Marie-Amable Docque-dit-Laviolette, born March 13, 1804 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; married Felix St-Denis July 22, 1822 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada; born August 2, 1798.
iii.
Joseph Docque-dit-Laviolette, born May 16, 1805 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada; died May 16, 1805 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
iv.
Marie-Josephte Docque-dit-Laviolette, born May 16, 1805 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
v.
Anne Docque-dit-Laviolette, born April 7, 1806 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
vi.
Unnamed Docque-dit-Laviolette, born April 7, 1806 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
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Unnamed Docque-dit-Laviolette, born April 7, 1806 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
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Unnamed Docque-dit-Laviolette, born 1807 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
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Norbert Docque-dit-Laviolette, born June 25, 1808 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada. Died June 25, 1808 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
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Antoine Docque-dit-Laviolette, born May 15, 1809 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
Child of Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette and Catherine Seguin:
i.
Hilaire Docque-dit-Laviolette, born January 14, 1810; married Marcelle Leduc April 25, 1836 in L’Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
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Athanase Roi. He married 211. Marie Schefre.
211 Marie Schefre.
The spelling "Roi" seems to have been, little by little, replaced by "Roy" in the New World. Both spellings are sometimed used for the same individual. Schefre is also spelled Schaffer.
Child of Athanasa Roi and Marie Schafer:
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Josephte-Sophie Roi, born abt. 1811 in Quebec, quebec, Canada; married Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette March 8, 1831 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1801 in St-Pierre-de-Sorel, Quebec, Canada; died June 20, 1870.
212 Jean-Baptiste Poirier-dit-Lafleur, born abt. 1770 in Canada. He married 213. Josette Miron.
213 Josette Miron, born abt. 1775 in Canada.
Children of Jean-Baptiste Poirier-dit-Lafleur and Josette Miron:
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Toussaint Poirier-dit-Lafleur, born Abt. 1801 in Quebec, Canada; married Genevieve Gauthier-dit-Larouche July 21, 1823 in Ste-Therese-de-Blainville, Quebec, Canada, born abt. 1800.
ii.
Jean-Baptiste Poirier-dit-Lafleur, born abt. 1810; married (1) Marie Graton May 31, 1830 in Ste-Therese de Blainville, Quebec, Canada (2) Marie-Louise Filion September 14, 1868 in St-Augustin, Quebec, Canada.
214 Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born January 18, 1775 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1801. He was the son of 428. Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche and 429. Francoise Paquet. He married 215. Marie Gravel February 04, 1799 in Ste-Rose-Laval, Quebec, Canada.
215 Marie Gravel, born abt. 1785 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada.
Children of Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche and Marie Gravel:
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Genevieve Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1800; married Toussaint Poirier-dit-Lafleur July 21, 1823 in Ste-Therese de Blainville, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1801 in Quebec, Canada.
ii.
Marie Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1800.
iii.
Elie Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1805.
iv.
Laurent Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1810 in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1846; married Angele Poirier October 12, 1835 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1815.
v.
Francoise-Xavier Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt 1813.
vi.
Isaie Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1815.
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Noel Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born December 25, 1752 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died March 6, 1822 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 432. Jean-Baptiste Tessier-dit-Lavigne and 433. Marie-Therese Foucault-Urbain. He married (1) 217. Marie-Charlotte Ethier January 17, 1791 in Laval, Quebec, Canada (2) Marie Archange Sauvage November 17, 1806 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1760 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died February 21, 1820 in Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
217 Marie-Charlotte Ethier, born April 9, 1775 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died January 19, 1803 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 434. Jean-Baptiste Ethier and 435. Marie-Josephte Beauchamp.
Children of Noel Tessiet-dit-Lavigne and Marie-Charlotte Ethier:
i.
Laurent Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born August 10, 1792 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died July 22, 1870 in Ottawa-Carlton, Ontario, Canada; married Marie-Josephte Hamelin January 15, 1821 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; born January 28, 1794 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
ii.
Antoine Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born October 3, 1795 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died March 22, 1876 in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married Marie-Louise Cyr August 30, 1824 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1804.
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Joseph Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born May 4, 1797 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died April 7, 1890 in L’Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married Marie Hamelin October 18, 1824 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; born August 23, 1808 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died February 23, 1890 in L’Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.
iv.
Unnamed Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born May 20, 1799 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died May 20, 1799 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
v.
Marie Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born January 8, 1801 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died January 7, 1829 in Montebello, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada; married Andre Beaulne April 24, 1827 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1800.
218 Francois-Xavier Hamelin, born abt. 1777. He married 219. Marie-Madeleine Devoyeau June 24, 1805 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
219 Marie-Madeleine Devoyeau, born abt. 1785..
Child of Francois-Xavier Hamelin and Marie Madeleine Devoyeau:
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Marie Hamelin, born August 23, 1808 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died February 23, 1890 in L’Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada; married Joseph Tessier-dit-Lavigne October 18, 1824 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; born May 4, 1797 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died April 7, 1890 in L’Orignal, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada.

Generation 9

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Johann Christoph Spieth, born March 6, 1740 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 10, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 512. Johannes Spieth and 513. Anna Margaretha Halm. He married 257. Elizabetha Margaretha Spieth February 19, 1760 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
257 Elizabetha Margaretha Spieth, born December 28, 1738 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 30, 1780 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 514. Georg Friedrich Spieth and 515. Euphrosina Schumacher.
Church records list Johann Christoph Spieth’s occupation as “vine dresser.”
Children of Johann Christoph Spieth and Elizabetha Margaretha Spieth:
i.
Christoph Friedrich Spieth, born March 28, 1761 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 18, 1763 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Johann Friedrich Spieth, born January 22, 1763 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 6, 1824 in Oberesslingen, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Christian Andreas Spieth, born October 13, 1764 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 13, 1833 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Catherina Magdalena Fahrion June 29, 1790 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born November 15, 1766 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 30, 1843 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Leonhardt Spieth, born December 2, 1765 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 1, 1815 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Maria Magdalena Spieth, born January 12, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 4, 1839 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
258 Friedrich Fahrion, born July 10, 1741 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 27, 1776 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 516. Georg Adam Fahrion and 517. Anna Catharina Baeder. He married 259. Sophia Catharina Spieth September 23, 1766 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
259 Sophia Catharina Spieth, born April 23, 1742 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 15, 1809 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 518. Johann Melchior Spieth and 519. Anna Catharina Scheuerlen.
Church records list Friedrich Fahrion’s occupation as “vine dresser.”
Children of Friedrich Fahrion and Sophia Catharina Spieth:
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Catharina Magdalena Fahrion; born November 15, 1766 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 30, 1843 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Christian Andreas Spieth June 29, 1790 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born October 13, 1764 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 13, 1833 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Adam Fahrion, born November 15, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Jacobina Wahler May 23, 1797 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born May 22, 1770 in Stetten, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 25, 1842 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Philipp Fahrion, born April 20, 1769 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Barbara Fahrion, born October 13, 1770 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Christian Friederich Hemminger January 28, 1800 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born June 30, 1766 in Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Jacob Friederich Fahrion, born September 15, 1772 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Thomas Fahrion, born June 28, 1774 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Maria Catharina Schopper August 22, 1798 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1774.
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Christoph Fahrion, born March 24, 1776 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Maximiliana Juliana Boeglen July 3, 1798 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born October 29, 1766 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 25, 1838 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
328 Henry Meiser, born July 4, 1728 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died August 7, 1810 in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 656. Johann Michael Meiser and 657. Anna Elizabeth Sixt. He Married 329. Anna Maria before July 5, 1764 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
329 Anna Maria, born abt. 1733 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1783.
Henry was raised in Millbach, Pennsylvania, and on April 9, 1763, he was granted a warrant of two hundred acres of land in (then) Snyder County, Pennsylvania. In 1773 he took up an additional one hundred acres in the same area. His holdings were near the present village of Aline, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and he arrived there with his family and all his personal effects in a two-horse wagon. He built a bark hut, and on three different occasions was forced to move away because of the unfriendliness of the Indians. Once, he placed his children in a chaff bag (bedtick), put them on the back of a horse and went down the river to the present village of New Buffalo, to escape from the ravages of the Indians. A temporary fort for the protection and refuge of the settlers had been erected there.

On another occasion the Indians took the bread from their outdoor oven, and on yet another, while Henry was away, an angry Indian appeared at the cabin. Mrs. Meiser gave him things to eat, and he went away, reportedly in a sullen mood. When Henry returned, he took up the trail of the Indian, a fight ensued, and the Indian lost his life.

Henry was a skilled hunter. He had a deer lick in a swamp near his home, and it is said that his larder seldom lacked venison. One day a pair of panthers passed near the cabin, and he followed them, killing one. That night the other cat returned, seeking its mate, and Henry shot it, through a porthole in the cabin wall.

In 1775 Henry was a road supervisor for Penns Township, and in the same year Henry Meiser was a private soldier in the Heidelberg Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania under Captain George Hudson. In 1796 his assessed property included a sawmill, one of the first in the section.

The village of Meiserville, Pennsylvania, was named after Henry, and his son Michael built an oil mill near the village.

Children of Henry Meiser and Anna Maria Meyer:
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Mary Elizabeth Meiser, born March 7, 1755 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died September 54, 1845 in Wildwood, Blount County, Tennessee; married Conrad Cornelius Hafley abt. 1775; born 1749 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died after 1812 in Blount County, Tennessee. According to family history, Mary Elizabeth Mizer moved to Blount County, Tennessee in 1799, but the recorded birthplaces of her children seem to put the date earlier, by a decade or more. That family history also seems to record her as “Polly.”
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Catherine Meiser, born abt. 1760 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1799. Married Peter Bowerman; born abt. 1743 in Pennsylvania; died in Blount County, Tennessee. Catherine Meiser also moved to Blount County, Tennessee, but if it was 1n 1799, as the family history says, then she died shortly after. Perhaps, like her sister Mary Elizabeth, she arrived much earlier.
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John Michael Meiser, born July 5, 1764 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died in 1827 in Grubbs Church, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
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John Phillip Meiser, born October 15, 1766 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died in 1822 in Muskinum, Ohio.
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Henry Meiser, born November 6, 1768 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died February 22, 1861 in Annapolis, Jefferson County, Ohio; married Margaret Druckenmiller in 1793; born June 29, 1772 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died November 26, 1850 in Salem, Jefferson County, Ohio. Henry Meiser migrated, with wife and three children, to Blount County, Tennessee, in 1799, as family history says, had two more children there before moving on to Ohio, where they settled and had four more children.
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John George Meiser, born December 27, 1771 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Died in 1854 in Miser Station, Blount County, Tennessee; married Mary Druckenmiller in 1799.
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Barbara Meiser, born in 1776 in Snyder County, Pennsylvania; died in 1780.
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John Henry Meiser, born in 1779 in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died in 1884 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas; married (1) Elizabeth Hale, born April 27, 1779 in Blount County, Tennessee; died in 1837 in McMinn, Tennessee (2) Susannah Lewis.
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Frederick Meiser, born April 1, 1780 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania; died May 14, 1856 in Meiserville, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
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Andrew Meiser, born October 31, 1781 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania; died in 1838 in Germano, Jefferson County, Ohio.
352 Colonel John Cessna, born abt. 1692 in Ireland; died September 30, 1796 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 704. Count Jean de Cessna. He married 353. Agnes in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
353 Agnes, born abt. 1704; died between 1768 and 1793.
In 1723 Colonel John Cessna was commissioned as a coroner on the frontier. He is said to have taken part in the French and Indian War by providing pack horses to British General Gage in western Pennsylvania. By the middle of the eighteenth century, John and others had accumulated large tracts of land near Shippensburg.

The History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, page 251, subtitled Indian Murders, contains the following:

On July 18, 1757, a band of savages surprised a party who were harvesting in a field belonging to John Cessna, about a mile east of Shippensburg. The Indians approached the field from the east through the woods which bounded it on that side and when within a short range fired, killing Kirkpatrick and O'Neidon; then, rushing forward they captured Mr. Cessna, his two grandsons and a son of Kirkpatrick and made their escape with their prisoners.

Another source, the Pennsylvania Archives, reports:

A list of those killed and missing at John Cisney's field, about 7 miles from Shippensburg, on July 18th, 1757. Killed: John Kirkpatrick and Dennis O'Neidon. Missing: John Cisney & three small boys, two sons of Cisney, and one son of John Kirkpatrick. These People refused to Join with their neighbours who had a Guard appointed them, because they couldn't have their Fields reaped the first.

Discrepancies aside, like whether it was father and sons or father and grandsons, somehow there must have been an escape, since John and his sons and grandsons lived on for years after the reported incident. Unfortunately, that part of the story has not come down to us. .

Children of Colonel John Cessna and Agnes:
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Captain Evan Cessna, born abt. 1724 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
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Colonel John Cessna, born January 26, 1726 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died March 31, 1802 in Colerain, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married Sarah Rose January 26, 1760 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; born abt. 1740 in Pennsylvania; died July 1, 1788 in Colerain, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Colonel John Cessna served six years as Sheriff of Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was appointed Coroner of Bedford County, Pennsylvania by John Penn, Esq. in 1773. He was a Justice of the Peace. He was Collector of Excise, Bedford County, Pennsylvania in 1780. He spelled his last name, "Cesne" when he signed the Constitution, and when he signed Bedford County documents as Sheriff. He was a member of the Frontier Safety Committee in 1776. He was a member of the Provincial Assembly and Constitutional Convention of 1775 and a Colonel in the Revolutionary War.
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Mary Cessna, born abt. 1728 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1793.
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Lieutenant William Cessna, born abt 1728 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1801 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
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Elizabeth Cessna, b. abt. 1730, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; d. aft. 1793.
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Margaret Cessna, b. abt. 1732 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; d. bef. 1793.
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Stephen Cessna, born July 20, 1737 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died August 14, 1823 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio; married Elizabeth Barnhill abt. 1780; born abt. 1758 in Newberry, York County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1793 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.
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Colonel Charles Cessna, born March 2, 1743 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died July 30, 1848 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married Elizabeth Culbertson March 4, 1774 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; born January 31, 1746 in Culbertson Row, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; died August 19, 1831.
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Joseph Cessna, born abt. 1747 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1803 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; married Rebecca.
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James Cessna, born in April, 1751 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died July 5, 1833 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; married Mary James abt. 1767; born in February, 1749 in Pennsylvania; died May 15, 1832 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
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Jonathan Cessna, born abt. 1752 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died in 1779 near Philip’s Fort, Kentucky; married Mary Friend abt. 1775 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; born abt. 1752 in Colerain, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1781, probably in Kentucky.
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Theophilus Cisney, born abt. 1753 in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died March 20, 1867 in Hill Valley, Huntington County, Pennsylvania; married Sarah Richardson September 25, 1800; born abt. 1780 in Pennsylvania; died in Huntington County, Pennsylvania.
360 Samuel Coombs, born abt. 1728 in Tonoloways, Loudoun County, Virginia; Died November 21, 1814 in Chaplin Creek, Nelson County, Kentucky. He was the son of 720. Joseph Coombs and 721. Mary Edwards. He married (1) 361. Mary Chestnut Wilkes abt. 1755 in Loudoun County, Virginia (2) Elizabeth Williams.
361 Mary Chestnut Wilkes, born abt 1733 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died abt. 1791 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Samuel Coombs and his wife Mary Wilkes lived in Loudoun County, Virginia, where they had ten children. After the death of Mary, Samuel married Elizabeth Williams, widow of Thomas Williams. Samuel and Elizabeth, along with all of Samuel's children (except Mary and Abigail) emigrated to Nelson County, Kentucky, living along Chaplin Creek. They came down the Ohio River on a flatboat and landed at the Falls of the Ohio, near what is now Louisville, Kentucky, where there were few houses at the time.
Children of Samuel Coombs and Mary Chestnut Wilkes:
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Samuel Coombs, born June 7, 1760 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died August 22, 1815 in Red Mill, Hardin County, Kentucky; married Mary Polly Briscoe January 23, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky; born abt. 1768 in Hardin county, Kentucky.
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Amos Coombs, born abt. 1761 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died September 1, 1819 in Glendale, Hardin County, Kentucky; married Tacy Drake abt. 1782 in Virginia; born September 1, 1766, probably In Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1845 in Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Abigail Coombs, born abt. 1762 in Shelburne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia; died abt. 1793 in Loudoun County, Virginia; married unknown Brown. A family document says that Abigail and her husband moved to Ohio and were never heard of again, and speculates that they were possibly captured by Indians.
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Jonah Coombs, born abt. 1765 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died July 4, 1827 in Woodford County, Kentucky; married (1) unknown Garnett (2) Catherine Webb, born August 25, 1766 in Orange County, Virginia; died abt. 1830 in Kentucky.
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Adin Coombs, born October 26, 1771 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died August 29, 1834 in Hardin County, Kentucky; married Parmilia Williams, born abt. 1776 in Virginia.
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Mary Polly Coombs, born September 24, 1776 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died November 2, 1863 in Loudoun County, Virginia; married Hugh Rogers November 26, 1792 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born may 19, 1768 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died August 15, 1853 in Ashburn, Loudoun County, Virginia.
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Mary Polly Coombs, born September 24, 1776 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died November 2, 1863 in Loudoun County, Virginia; married Hugh Rogers November 26, 1792 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born may 19, 1768 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died August 15, 1853 in Ashburn, Loudoun County, Virginia.
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Martha Coombs, born September 7, 1778 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died October 22, 1815 in Hardin County, Kentucky; married Josiah Edward Best April 6, 1797 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
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Asa Coombs, born abt. 1779 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died abt. 1812 in Jessamine County, Kentucky.
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Sally Coombs, born abt. 1782; died in Hardin County, Kentucky; married Benjamin Hickman; born in Virginia.
362 Thomas Drake, born July 13, 1728, possibly in Wales; died July 25, 1811 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He married 363. Eurah Humphrey March 4, 1760 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
363 Eurah Humphrey, born January 1, 1739 in Montgomery, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; died February 2, 1817 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 726. Thomas Humphrey and 727. Hannah Yarbrough.
Children of Thomas Drake and Eurah Humphrey:
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Hannah Drake, born August 16, 1761, probably in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died February 2, 1844 in Stillwell, Wood County, West Virginia; married Samuel Butcher October 14, 1778, probably in Loudoun County, Virginia; born March 28, 1756 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died May 2, 1847 in Wood County, West Virginia.
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Ella Drake, born February 16, 1764 prob. In Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died June 16, 1847 in Wood County, West Virginia; married unknown Hays.
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Tacy Drake, born September 1, 1766 prob. In Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1845 in Hardin County, Kentucky; married Amos Coombs abt. 1782 in Virginia; born abt. 1761 in Loudon County, Virginia; died September 1, 1819 in Glendale, Hardin County, Kentucky. More about Tacy Drake: Her name is spelled “Teasy” in some documents.
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Susannah Drake, born October 5, 1769 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died June 20, 1851 in Wirt County, West Virginia; married (1) David Hopkins December 25, 1783 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born August 8, 1754 in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales; died February 14, 1800 in Loudoun County, Virginia (2) George Kettle Leonard December 28, 1803 in Fauquier County, Virginia; born May 18, 1783 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died March 5, 1836 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia (3) William Fisher August 22, 1837 in Wood County, West Virginia.
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Deborah Drake, born May 9, 1773 in Bloomfield, Loudoun County, Virginia; died December 1, 1827 in Wood County, West Virginia; married Isaac Richards abt.1793, probably in Loudoun County, Virginia; born September 17, 1767 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died April 16, 1847.
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Thomas Drake, born April 13, 1776 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died between 1879 and 1884 probably in Wood County, West Virginia; married Eleanor Chamblin March 10, 1798, probably in Loudoun County, Virginia; died before 1820 probably in Wood County, West Virginia.
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Eurah Drake born November 3, 1780 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died abt. 1804 in Fauquier County, Virginia; married Daniel Glasscock.
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Jacob Drake, born January 2, 1784 in Bloomfield, Loudoun County, Virginia; died November 18, 1814; married Sarah Carter abt. 1809, probably in Loudoun County, Virginia; born November 18, 1781; died January 22, 1822, probably in Loudoun County, Virginia.
364 John Williams, born abt. 1743 in Virginia; died in November 1830 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He married 365. Ann Bayne Owsley February 18, 1776 in Stafford County, Virginia.
365 Anne Bayne Owsley, born September 26, 1747 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died October 1, 1792 in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 732. Thomas Owsley III and 733. Mary Middleton.
John had a brother named Thomas Williams, born July 20, 1742. Anne had a first marriage abt. 1764, to George C. Chilton, born abt. 1730 in Westmoreland County, Virginia; died February 2, 1771 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Children of George C. Chilton and Ann Bayne Owsley:
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Mary Chilton, born abt. 1765 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died abt. 1840 in Cumberland County, Kentucky; married Thomas Graves in August 1785 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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Thomas John Chilton, born May 10, 1769 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died September 10, 1840 in Garrettsburg, Christian County, Kentucky married Margaret “Peggy” Bledsoe abt. 1786 in Kentucky; born October 9, 1769 in Culpeper County, Virginia; died May 14, 1831 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Reverend Thomas Chilton was a prominent leader among the Separate Baptists for forty years. He died at 71 years of age. While crossing a stream with his wife, their horse got caught in quicksand, and he was thrown from the buggy and drowned.
Children of John Williams and Ann Bayne Owsley:
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Ann Williams, born February 12, 1773 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died February 13, 1852 in Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois; married Benjamin Burch April 26, 1796 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born February 21, 1765 in Yadkin County, North Carolina; died April 30, 1831 in Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois.
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Lydia “Liddy” Ann Williams, born November 29, 1775 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died June 17 1815 in Preacherville, Lincoln County, Kentucky; married William Graves April 30, 1793 in Kentucky; born January 29, 1768 in Louisa County, Virginia; died December 12, 1852 in Preacherville, Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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Walter Williams, born July 8, 1778 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died January 2, 1869 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky; married Elley Owsley abt. 1790 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born February 15, 1778 in Bedford County, Virginia; died June 18, 1852 in Larue County, Kentucky.
366 Henry Bodine Owsley, born November 30, 1755 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died January 21, 1811 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. He was the son of 732. Thomas Owsley III and 733. Mary Middleton. He married (1) 367. Winifred Taylor January 26, 1775 in Maryland (2) Martha Hawkins Bayne April 14, 1783 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; born in July 1752 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; died October 9, 1835 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
367 Winifred Taylor, born abt. 1754 in Hickman County, Kentucky; died abt. 1783 in Kentucky. She was the daughter of 734. General Robert Taylor.
When his father moved west into Kentucky, Henry "Harry" Owsley remained in Maryland, along with some of his brothers and sisters. There, he married Winifred Taylor, daughter of a General Taylor of New York, and soon they had two children. After eventually migrating to the vicinity of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, Winifred died, and soon after, Henry returned to Maryland. He remarried, and the family historian Harry Bryan Owsley relates:

His second wife was Martha Bayne, a beautiful and accomplished woman, and his first love, their youthful engagement having been severed through some foolish "lover's' quarrel."

More than a century later, In 1890, with the sale of the original Owsley plantation, the graves of Henry and Martha Owsley, as well as those of Henry's parents, Thomas and Mary (Middleton) Owsley, were relocated from Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, Kentucky to Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois by their granddaughter, Ella Williams Owsley Brainerd (1840-1928), and buried there in the Brainerd plot.

Children of Henry Owsley and Winifred Taylor:
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Thomas Taylor Owsley, born April 29, 1776 in Maryland; died October 6, 1860 in Hickman County, Kentucky; married (1) Chloe “Kitty” Owsley September 6, 1796 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born November 18, 1774 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died before November, 1809 in Lincoln County, Kentucky (2) Sarah Owsley November 13, 1809 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born abt. 1780 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky; died abt. 1832 in Kentucky (3) Jane Huss November 18, 1831 in Hickman County, Kentucky; born January 16, 1796 in Kentucky; died abt. 1860. Thomas Taylor Owsley was a Lieutenant in the Lincoln County Militia, also a tax commissioner. He probably fought in the war of 1812. He was a Justice of the Peace, and at one time ran a tavern at his home in Crab Orchard, Kentucky. Both of Thomas Owsley’s first two wives were also his first cousins..
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Elley “Ella” Owsley, born February 15, 1778 in Bedford County, Virginia; died June 18, 1852 in Larue County, Kentucky; married Walter “Watty” Williams abt. 1790 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born July 8, 1778 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died January 2, 1869 in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Ebsworth Owsley, born abt. 1782 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; died March 10, 1850 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri; married Catherine Bodine May 13, 1805 in Nelson County, Kentucky; born January 18, 1786 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died December 14, 1840 in Lewis County, Missouri.
Children of Henry Owsley and Martha Hawkins Bayne:
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Susannah Martha Owsley, born abt. 1785 in Maryland; died abt. 1833 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; married William Farris December 20, 1803 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born abt. 1778 in Lunenburg, Virginia; died May 14, 1853 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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Henry Hawkins Owsley, born July 28, 1786 in Alexandria, Maryland; died September 11, 1867 in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois; married Mary “Polly” Finley February 17, 1816 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born April 14, 1800 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; died December 17, 1886 in Logan County, Illinois. Henry Hawkins Owsley was a deputy sheriff (and later sheriff) of Lincoln county, Kentucky, and a surveyor of roads influential in setting up the turnpike system in Kentucky. He was a state senator for his county, and fought in the war of 1812. He owned many slaves, but eventually became an advocate for the abolition movement, and voluntarily freed them all.
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Jane Owsley, born abt 1788 in Virginia.
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John “Jack” Owsley, born August 13, 1792 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; died February 20, 1863 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; married (1) Nancy Whitley June 15 1812 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born abt. 1790 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky; died abt. 1820 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky (2) Jane Shanks January 2, 1815 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; Born December 10, 1793 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; died February 20, 1863 in Lincoln County, Kentucky (3) Mary Jane Hopper August 2, 1864 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born January 11, 1814 in Fayette County, Kentucky.
372 Daniel Ashcraft, born August 14, 1698 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died shortly before October 9, 1755 in Conococheaque Manor, Town Creek, Connecticut. He was the son of 744. John Ashcraft III and 745. Mary Burrows. He married 373. Elizabeth Lewis in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
373 Elizabeth Lewis, born abt. 1702 in England; died abt. 1799 in Virginia.
Contrary to the wishful thinking of many, there is no proof that this is the Elizabeth Lewis who was the daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Warner; thus there is no connection to Colonel John Lewis, Colonel Augustine Warner, Warner Hall, George Washington, etc. Sorry….

Some accounts list the marriage between Daniel Ashcraft and Elizabeth Lewis as occurring in 1835, which would call into question the parentage of the first children. There appear to have been eight brothers - and three sisters. At one point, Ichabod Ashcraft's grandson, Jonathan, wrote to his cousin Isaac, another grandson, asking how many brothers Ichabod had. Family tradition says that Isaac replied, "Ichabod had seven brothers." This may account for the recurring theme in Ashcraft lore that there were "seven brothers." Whether seven or eight in number, these boys lived together, worked together, migrated together and fought together. The strong family bonds are evident in all the documentation concerning them.

The first documentation of Daniel Ashcraft finds him in jail, and in irons. Accused of killing an Indian, the son of Wampaneag, he had been locked up in June of 1720. Indians had come forward with various complaints of injustice and Ashcraft was used as an example of how the laws of King George needed to apply to both Indians and Englishmen alike. Joshua Hempstead noted in his diary that he had been on the "jury of inquest upon the body of the Indian which died last night of the wound he received from Daniel Ashcraft on Thursday last on his forehead with a stone."

In September, Daniel was tried for the killing. An Indian woman testified at the trial that she saw Wampaneag's son load a pistol and threaten to kill Ashcraft. (This woman was reportedly later whipped by the Indians for informing.) Although Daniel was acquitted of the charge, there were hard feelings over the incident. Shortly after this, Daniel left Connecticut.

According to Ashcraft family historians, Daniel Ashcraft moved to Berkley County, Virginia, some time before 1735 (then known as Orange County, Virginia).

In October, 1755, Daniel Ashcraft was killed by Indians. In an article earlier that year, The Maryland Gazette reported:

Daniel Ashloff (sic), who lived near Town Creek, a few miles this side of Col. Cresap's, says that he and his father and others were attacked by Indians, who killed all but Daniel. Mr. Stoddert wanted to go in pursuit but the others would not. He has applied to Major Prather for a detachment of militia.

In an article dated October 9, 1755, the Gazette reported:

A letter from Col. Cresap mentions Indians killing Abraham Johnson, Jacob Ashcraft (Mary Johnson's husband), and James Lowry, a peddlar. Daniel Ashcraft is missing.

All through the year of 1756, the newspaper was filled with accounts of Indian problems. Settlers fled east in droves. Most families turned out their livestock into the gardens, hoping they would still be there, in better shape, when they returned. Apparently, the Ashcrafts were not willing to leave their cattle behind. It will be noted in an account of the Indian wars that Jediah's son, Daniel, wrote that he had three uncles killed by Indians. We assume that he was talking about Jediah's brothers. Daniel, the oldest brother, was presumed dead at the Indian skirmish detailed above; Jacob was killed at the same time; Ephraim was killed in a battle with Indians at Little Bingamon. Jediah was killed by Indians after he migrated to Kentucky.

Children of Daniel Ashcraft and Elizabeth Lewis:
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Ephraim Ashcraft, born abt. 1724.
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Felix Ashcraft, born abt. 1726.
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Jacob Ashcraft, born abt. 1733; died abt. 1756.
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Jediah Ashcraft, born abt. 1735 in Bucks, Pennsylvania; died April 19, 1794 in Clifty Hollow, Larue County, Kentucky; married Nancy Friend abt. 1765 in Pennsylvania; born abt. 1740 in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died in April 1829 in Nolin, Hardin County, Kentucky.
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Daniel Ashcraft, born abt. 1736; died abt. 1774.
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Ichabod Ashcraft, born abt. 1737 in Point Pleasant, Virginia; died abt. 1804 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; married Sarah Elizabeth Coleman abt. 1760 in West Virginia; born abt. 1733 in Virginia; died abt. 1786 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
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Elizabeth Ashcraft, born abt. 1739.
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John Ashcraft, born abt. 1739.
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Richard Ashcraft, born abt. 1740.
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Rachel Ashcraft, born abt. 1741.
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Margaret Ashcraft, born abt. 1743.
374 John Friend, born September 19, 1713 in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1778 in Colerain, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He married 375. Elizabeth Banner, abt. 1735 in Pennsylvania.
375 Elizabeth Banner, born abt. 1702 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1778 in Colerain, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
Children of John Friend and Elizabeth Banner:
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Nicholas Friend, born abt. 1733 in Friends Cove, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died May 21, 1821 in Friends Cove, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married Maria Elizabeth Bieser abt. 1764 in Pennsylvania; born abt. 1747 in Friends Cove, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1821 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
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Nancy Friend, born abt. 1740 in Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died in April 1829 in Nolin, Hardin County, Kentucky; married Jediah Ashcraft abt. 1765 in Pennsylvania; born abt. 1735 in Bucks, Pennsylvania; died April 19, 1794 in Clifty Hollow, Larue County, Kentucky.
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Joseph Friend, born abt. 1741 in Friends Cove, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died April 28, 1806 in Friends Cove, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; married Rachel Rose; born July 19, 1751 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania; died August 14, 1832 in Fairfield County, Ohio.
416 Joseph Dolque-dit-Laviolette, born abt. 1728 in Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France; died July 3, 1804. He was the son of 832. Etienne Dolque-dit-Laviolette and 833. Catherine Mercadine. He married 417. Marie-Louise Guiestier January 31, 1757 in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada.
417 Marie-Louise Guiestier, born October 5, 1738 in Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France; died July 15, 1803. She was the daughter of 834. Louis Guiestier and 835. Marie-Louise Poitras.
Children of Joseph Dolque-dit-Laviolette and Marie-Louise Guiestier:
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Jean-Baptiste Dolque-dit-Laviolette, born abt. 1758; died July 5, 1758.
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Josephte Dolque-dit-Laviolette, born abt. 1762; died August 19, 1762.
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Marie-Louise Dolque-dit-Laviolette, born abt. 1763 in Laprairie, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1828 in Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada.
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Joseph Dolque-dit-Laviolette, born abt. 1765.
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Pierre Dolque-dit-Laviolette, born April 12, 1767 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died August 23, 1841 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Catherine Moreau February 2, 1789 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; born February 18, 1771 in St-Ours, Quebec, Canada; died before 1802 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada (2) Marguerite Charlebois March 1, 1802 in Ste-Madeleine-de-Rigaud, Quebec, Canada; born November 5, 1776 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died June 17, 1809 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada (3) Catherine Seguin January 8, 1810 in Ste-Madeleine-de-Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
418 Hyacinthe Charlebois, born May 23, 1740 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died November 5, 1803 in Vaudreuil-Dorien, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Pierre Charlebois and Marie-Madeleine DuBois-dit-Laviolette. He married 419. Marie-Amable Sureau January 19, 1767 in Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
419 Marie-Amable Sureau, born May 11, 1747 in Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died December 29, 1787 in Vaudreuil-Dorien, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Charles Sureau-dit-Blondin and Amable Riviere.
Children of Hyacinthe Charlebois and Marie-Amable Sureau:
i.
Hyacinthe Charlebois, born October 16, 1767 in Oka, Deax-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada; died August 15, 1770 in Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
ii.
Josephte Charlebois, born July 25, 1769 in Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died March 5, 1835 in Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Hyacinthe Gauthier April 20, 1789 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; born October 2, 1768 in L’Annonciation, Oka, Deax-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada, died March 25, 1835 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
iii.
Marie Charlebois, born January 15, 1771 in Oka, Deax-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada; died December 19, 1846 in Rigaud, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; married Jean-Baptiste Mongenais May 7, 1792 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; born June 24, 1771 in Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died June 5, 1836 in Rigaud, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada.
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Joseph-Louis Charlebois, born October 19, 1771 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; died July 27, 1854 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; married Amable Cholet October 22, 1798 in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; born June 23, 1777 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; died September 7, 1858 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada.
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Hyacinthe Charlebois, born July 30, 1772 in Oka, Deax-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada; married Genevieve Leger January 27, 1794 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; born May 1, 1777 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.
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Marguerite Charlebois, born November 5, 1776 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died June 17, 1809 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada; married Pierre Docque-dit-Laviolette March 1, 1802 in Ste-Madeleine-de-Rigaud, Quebec, Canada; born April 12, 1767 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died August 23, 1841 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
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Antoine Charlebois, born July 30, 1778 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died July 25, 1799 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.
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Reine Charlebois, born March 2, 1781 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died November 22, 1868 in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada; married Charles Sabourin January 15, 1798 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; born August 22, 1775 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died October 14, 1836 in St-Polycarpe, Soulanges, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Amable Charlebois, born February 5, 1783 in Oka, Deax-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada; died May 29, 1784 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.
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Genevieve Charlebois, born December 7, 1784 in St-Michel, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; died April 27, 1849 in Saint-Polycarpe, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada; married Joseph Cholette February 13, 1809 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; born December 4, 1783 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died March 20, 1846 in Saint-Polycarpe, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec, Canada.
xi.
Veronique Charlebois, born July 12, 1786 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died December 2, 1869 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.
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Unnamed Charlebois, born December 17, 1787 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada; died December 17, 1787 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.
428 Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born April 27, 1746 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1793. He was the son of 856. Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche and 857. Madeleine Nadon. He married (1) 429. Francoise Paquet April 11, 1774 in St-Vincent -de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada (2) Charlotte Renaud-dit-Dumoulin January 29, 1776 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born January 4, 1758 in St-Vincent de Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died November 30, 1826 in St-Vincent -de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
429 Francoise Paquet born October 9, 1757 in St-Vincent -de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1775. She was the daughter of 858. Pierre Paquet and 859. Marie-Agnes (Anne?) Chalifour.
Child of Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche and Francoise Paquet:
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Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born January 18, 1775 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died abt 1801; married Marie Gravel February 02, 1799 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1785 in quebec, Quebec, Canada.
Children of Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche and Charlotte Renaud-dit-Dumoulin:
i.
Jean-Baptiste Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born February 24, 1777 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died May 13, 1845 in St-Jerome, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; married Luce Thibault June 27 1842 in St-Jerome, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1807.
ii.
Marie-Josephte Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born February 1785 in Ste-Rose-de-Lima, Quebec, Canada; married Pierre Bourgeois June 19, 1804 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born September 29, 1754 in St-Vincent -de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died June 30, 1840 in Laval, Quebec, Canada.
iii.
Joseph Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1786; married Antoinette Bazinet June 10, 1823 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born December 18, 1806 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; died November 20, 1842 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
432 Jean-Baptiste Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 26, 1723 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada; died June 19, 1791 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 864. Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne and 865. Marguerite Lussier. He married (1) 433. Marie-Therese Foucault-Urbain January 8, 1748 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada (2) Marie Genevieve (Jenny) Guerin August 22, 1762 in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; born April 6, 1723 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died October 25, 1785 in Quebec, Canada.
433 Marie-Therese Foucault-Urbain, born April 24, 1728 in L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died July 28, 1756 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 866. Guillaume Urbain and 867. Marie Anne Riviere.
Children of Jean-Baptiste Tessier-dit-Lavigne and Marie-Therese Foucault-Urbain:
i.
Jean-Baptiste Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born April 27, 1749 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died December 22, 1814 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Marie Constantineau August 16, 1774 in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; born October 3, 1752 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died November 17, 1808 in Ste-Ann-des-Plaines, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
ii.
Marie-Therese Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born September 18, 1750 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died May 7, 1809 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; married Joseph Debien May 30, 1768 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born June 6, 1733 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died October 3, 1795 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
iii.
Marie-Helene Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born October 31, 1751 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died March 5, 1751 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; married Nicolas St. Onge February 14, 1774 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; born January 6, 1750 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died July 14, 1830 in Ste-Scholastique, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
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Noel Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born December 25, 1752 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died March 6, 1822 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Marie-Charlotte Ethier January 17, 1791 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born April 9, 1775 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died January 19, 1803 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada (2) Marie-Archange Sauvage November 17, 1806 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; Born abt. 1760 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died February 21, 1820 in Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.
v.
Marie-Pelagie Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born August 4, 1754 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died November 6, 1830 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Andre Nadon January 22, 1776 in St-Francis-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born June 8, 1748 in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1810 (2) Joseph Brisebois January 28, 1811 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1750.
vi.
Unnamed Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born July 27, 1756 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died July 27, 1756 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
434 Jean-Baptiste Ethier, born abt.1736 in Riviere-des-Praires, Quebec, Canada. He married 219. Marie-Josephte Beauchamp November 6, 1757 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
435 Marie-Josephte Beauchamp, born May 13, 1739 in Quebec, Quebec, Canada; died September 21, 1814 in St-Jacques-de-Lachigan, Montcalm, Quebec, Canada.
Child of Jean-Baptiste Ethier and Marie-Josephte Beauchamp:
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Marie-Charlotte Ethier, born April 9, 1775 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died January 19, 1803 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada; married Noel Tessier-dit-Lavigne January 17, 1791 in Laval, Quebec, Canada; born December 25, 1752 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died March 6, 1822 in St-Benoit, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada.

Generation 10

512 Johannes Spieth, born April 24, 1713 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 10, 1768 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 1024. Jeremias Spieth and 1025. Anna Barbara Haug. He married 513. Anna Margaretha Halm November 19, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
513 Anna Margaretha Halm, born November 17, 1717 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 8, 1781 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 1026. Joseph Halm and 1027. Anna Barbara Laiss.
Church records list Johannes Spieth’s occupation as “vine dresser.”
Children of Johannes Spieth and Anna Margaretha Halm:
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Johann Christoph Spieth, born March 6, 1740 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 10, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Elizabetha Margaretha Spieth February 19, 1760 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 28, 1738 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 30, 1780 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Christian Andreas Spieth, born November 20, 1743 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 12, 1750 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
514
Georg Friedrich Spieth, born December 9, 1700 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 8, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 1028. Friderich Jacob Spieth and 1029. Anna Catherina Lang. He married 515. Euphrosina Schumacher November 16, 1728 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
515 Euphrisina Schumacher, born June 25, 1708 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 16, 1773 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 1030. Conrad Schumacher and 1031. Elizabetha Eberspaecher.
Church records list Georg Friedrich Spieth’s occupation as “vine dresser” and later as a local court member.
Children of Georg Friedrich Spieth and Euphrosina Schumacher:
i.
Rosina Catherina Spieth, born January 6, 1730 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 11, 1800 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johannes Kimmich September 16, 1751 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born February 27, 1729 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Friedrich Jakob Spieth, born June 9, 1731 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 2, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Maria Ursala Henne October 5, 1756 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born April 2, 1734 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 28, 1810 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Maria Barbara Spieth, born August 18, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 25, 1738 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Elizabetha Margaretha Spieth, born December 28, 1738 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 30, 1780 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Christoph Spieth February 19, 1760 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born March 6, 1740 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 10, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
516 Georg Adam Fahrion, born August 11, 1710 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 27, 1782 in Wangen, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Georg Fahrion and Anna Maria Benger. He married 517. Anna Catharina Baeder in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
517 Anna Catharina Baeder, born December 30 1715 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 13, 1791 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Georg Baeder and Anna Maria Uhlandt.
Children of Georg Adam Fahrion and Anna Catharina Baeder:
i.
Georg Adam Fahrion, born March 7, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 10, 1800 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Elizabetha Margaretha Muenzenmayer June 7, 1785 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born September 1, 1759 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 31, 1805 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Juliana Fahrion, born November 22, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 10, 1820 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Georg Schumacher November 8, 1768 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born August 20, 1734 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 28, 1792 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Catharina Fahrion, born September 9, 1739 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 9, 1739 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Friedrich Fahrion, born July 10, 1741 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 27, 1776 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Sophia Catharina Spieth September 23, 1766 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born April 23, 1742 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 15, 1809 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Samuel Fahrion, born August 31, 1743 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 11, 1796 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Catharina Maussen October 10, 1780 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1743.
vi.
Maria Barbara Fahrion, born October 19, 1745 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died November 30 1792 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vii.
Christina Catharina Fahrion, born August 8, 1749 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 23, 1800 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Martin Fezer; born abt. 1749.
viii.
Christoph Fahrion, born July 29, 1751 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 17, 1753 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Christoph Adam Fahrion, born in August 1752 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 17, 1753 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
x.
Cleophe Fahrion, born October 15, 1753 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 6, 1799 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Christoph Schumacher May 23, 1775 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born January 1, 1753 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 6, 1820 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xi.
Christoph Fahrion, born September 10, 1755 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 23, 1755 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xii.
Catharine Fahrion, born August 17, 1756 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 23, 1800 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xiii.
Eva Rosina Fahrion, born December 27, 1761 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xiv.
Maria Magdalena Fahrion, born April 16, 1762 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 24, 1762 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
518 Johann Melchior Spieth, born January 4, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 26, 1793 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 1036. Johann Georg Spieth and 1037. Anna Maria Berner. He married 519. Anna Catharina Scheuerlen May 20, 1732.
519 Anna Catherina Scheuerlen, born March 31, 1704 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 21, 1782 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 1038. Johann Jacob Scheuerlen and 1039. Anna Margareta Traub.
Children of Johann Melchior Spieth and Anna Catharine Scheuerlen:
i.
Johannes Spieth, born June 24, 1733 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 26, 1770 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Margaretha Ehmert October 2, 1764 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1733.
ii.
Georg Jacob Spieth, born January 4, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 26, 1793 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Maria Magdalena Muenzenmayer May 29, 1764 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born November 7, 1739 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died November 16, 1797 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Sophia Catharina Spieth, born April 23, 1742 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 15, 1809 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Friedrich Fahrion September 23, 1766 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born July 10, 1741 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 27, 1776 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
656 Johann Michael Meiser, born in 1703 in Bayern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; died in 1745 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 1312. Johann Jurg Meisser and 1313. Anna Margaretha Wohlauf. He married 657. Anna Elizabeth Sixt in 1723.
657 Anna Elizabeth Sixt, born January 25, 1694 in Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany; died July 19, 1745 in Muhlback, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of 1314. Johann Philip Sixt and 1315. Anna Elizabeth Gertrud.
Johann Michael Meiser was born in Germany, probably in the region of the lower Palatine, about 1703. Michael Meiser was the son of Johann Jurg Meiser, evidenced by the fact that he came from the area (Schoharie Valley) where Johann Jurg Meisser settled. Furthermore Johann Michael Meiser named his eldest son John George Meiser, probably after his father Johann Jurg Meisser.

Johann Michael's migration from New York to Pennsylvania is well authenticated. It was probably as early as 1723, as Michael is found living there in 1724, having become the recipient of a deed for land from the Indian Chief Allummapie on August 11, 1731.

Immense determination, will, fortitude, and daring must be attributed to Michael, when, along with several other families of the Schoharie Valley of New York, he braved the wilderness and the elements on his trip down the Susquehanna Valley to present day Hummelstown, and finding the Indians there to be too hostile, then eastward to Millbach, Pennsylvania. Even there, his family was often threatened by the Indians for several years, as evidenced by "Fort Zeller," which in reality was the home of Hans Zeller, scion of one of the original families that came down from New York with Michael. His was the strongest house in the area, and all the settlers of the immediate vicinity would seek refuge there during Indian attacks. This is adjacent to the original lands of Johann Michael Meiser. The "fort" still stands, and is a historical stone monument, and a bronze plaque has been erected on the site.

Johann Michael died at the age of forty-two. He is buried on the farm upon which he settled. His wife, along with her eldest son, John George Meiser, were appointed guardians of several of her minor children in the course of the settling of his estate.

Anna Elizabeth Sixt's name is thought to have been “Zecht” in the old country.

Children of Johann Michael Meiser and Anna Elizabeth Sixt:
i.
Johann George Meiser, born abt. 1724 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died November 19, 1795 in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
ii.
Elizabeth Meiser born abt. 1725 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1749.
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Michael Meiser, born November 23, 1727 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died April 4, 1787 in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
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Henry Meiser, born July 4, 1728 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died August 7, 1801 in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; married Anna Maria on July 5, 1764 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; born abt. 1733, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1783.
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Mary Margaret Meiser, born abt. 1730 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1754.
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Nancy Meiser, born abt. 1730 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
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Anna Maria Meiser, born abt. 1732 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died September 16, 1791.
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Johannes Meiser, born abt. 1732; died abt. 1733.
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John Adam Meiser, born abt. 1743 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died May 22, 1824 in Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio; married Mary Eckhart in 1783 in Pennsylvania; born abt. 1744 in Pennsylvania; died in 1814/1826 in Ohio.
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Mary Magdalene Meiser, born abt. 1743 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died December 30, 1762 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
704 Count Jean de Cessna, born abt. 1670 in France; died September 30, 1751 in Newberry Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) Unknown Maiden (2) Priscilla Foulke.
705 Unknown Maiden
There was a woman by the name Priscilla Foulke listed as executor of Jean de Cessna’s will. Due to the large gap in years between the two groups of children attributed to Jean de Cessna, some suggest that Priscilla was really the wife of one of his grandsons.

In 1685, when Jean de Cessna was about 15 years old, King Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes and declared Protestantism illegal, spurring an exodus of hundreds of thousands of reformed protestants from France. Jean was one of an estimated 50,000 Walloons and Huguenots who fled to England, about 10,000 of whom continued onward to Ireland.

Jean De Cessna was in Ireland for the Battle of the Boyne, in which he fought as a captain under the Duke de Schomberg for William the Prince of Orange. While in Ireland, he had four children by a woman known today in Cessna circles simply as “unknown maiden.” They were married about 1690. Some say that Jean came to America in 1709, and most agree that he arrived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1718. His occupation was “skin dresser,” or tanner. In Pennsylvania, Jean (John) was an officer in the Huguenot Brigade. Later in his life he moved from Lancaster County to York County, where he resided until his death.

Children of Jean de Cessna and “Unknown Maiden”:
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Colonel John Cessna, born abt. 1692 in Ireland; died September 30, 1796 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; married Agnes; born abt. 1704; died between 1768 and 1793.
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Stephen Cessna, born abt. 1693 in Ireland; died abt. 1759 in Newberry, York County, Pennsylvania.
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William Chesney, born abt. 1694 in Ireland.
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Colonel Charles Cessna, born abt. 1696 in Ireland.
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Children of Jean de Cessna and Priscilla Foulke (possibly):
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Stephen Sisney, born abt. 1741 in York County, Pennsylvania.
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Ruth Sisney, born abt. 1746 in York County, Pennsylvania.
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John Sisney, born abt. 1748 in York County, Pennsylvania.
720 Joseph Coombs, born abt. 1695 in Tonoloways, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died abt. 1796 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He married 721. Mary Edwards abt. 1727 in Prince William County, Virginia.
721 Mary Edwards, born abt. 1708 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died abt. 1789 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Children of Joseph Coombs and Mary Edwards:
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Joseph Coombs, born abt. 1727 in Tonoloways, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died May 12, 1803 in Georges, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; married Mary Edwards, born abt. 1708 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died abt. 1789 in Georges, Fayette County, Virginia.
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Samuel Coombs, born abt. 1728 in Tonoloways, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died November 21, 1814 in Chaplin Creek, Nelson County, Kentucky; married (1) Mary Chestnut Wilkes abt. 1755 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born abt. 1733 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died abt. 1791 in Loudoun County, Virginia (2) Elizabeth Williams.
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Andrew Coombs, born abt. 1729 in Tonoloways, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died in March 1774 in Loudoun County, Virginia; married Mary Brown abt. 1754 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born abt. 1728 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
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John Coombs, born abt. 1731 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died December 14, 1801 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
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Sarah Coombs, born abt. 1731 in Virginia; died October 15, 1816 in Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; married Samuel Brown, born abt. 1731 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died December 26, 1797 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
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Violetta Coombs, born abt. 1735 in Virginia; died February 14, 1842 in Brown County, Ohio; married Captain Daniel Feagan February 3, 1767 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born abt. 1726 in Culpeper, Loudoun County, Virginia; died July 19, 1815 in Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio.
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Edward Coombs, born abt. 1736 in Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; died December 8, 1820 in Nelson County, Kentucky; married Rebecca Stillwell abt. 1755 in Goodrich, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; born abt. 1744 in Pennsylvania; died December 25, 1835 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
726 Thomas Humphrey, born July 3, 1710 in Montgomery, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; died December 8, 1774 in Montgomery, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He married 727. Hannah Yarbrough abt. 1728 in New Britain, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
727 Hannah Yarbrough, born July 26, 1715 in New Britain, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; died December 12, 1779 in Montgomery, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Child of Thomas Humphrey and Hannah Yarbrough:
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Eurah Humphrey, born January 1, 1739 in Montgomery, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; died February 2, 1817 in Loudoun County, Virginia; married Thomas Drake March 4, 1760 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; born July 13, 1728, possibly in Wales; died July 25, 1811 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
732 Thomas Owsley III, born abt. 1731 in Prince William County, Virginia; died March 3, 1796 in Madison County, Kentucky. He was the son of 1464. Thomas Owsley and 1465. Ann. He married 733. Mary Middleton.
733 Mary Middleton, born abt. 1730 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died September 16, 1808 in Garrand County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 1466. Thomas Middleton and 1467. Ann Bayne.
From "Thomas Owsley, A Virginia Gentleman," published by The Filton Club, Louisville, Kentucky we learn that Thomas Owsley was a shoemaker:

September 26, 1750 the Churchwardens bound one Thomas Simpson, an orphan, to him to teach him to read and write and learn the shoemaker's trade.

Thomas was elected Vestryman of Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia, and took the oath August 14, 1759. On April 18, 1754 he was appointed constable between Little River and the Blue Ridge; on June 18, 1754 he was appointed constable from “the Little River to Goose Creek to the road which leads to Broad Run Chappel from thence to Vestals Gap.” He held the position until June 17, 1755.

During the Revolutionary War, Thomas served as a sergeant in the Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Daniel Morgan. He was wounded and taken prisoner October 1, 1777, and was returned the following July.

Like many members of his family, he was a slave owner. The 1787 tax list notes that he was in possession of seven slaves. In his will, eight years later, he gave eight slaves to his wife and children, and freed two.

Thomas and Mary Owsley were originally buried on the Owsley plantation at Crab Orchard, Madison County, Kentucky. Their remains were moved to Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois by their great-great-granddaughter, Ella Owsley Brainerd, and buried in the Brainerd plot.

Children of Thomas Owsley and Mary Middleton:
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Ann Bayne Owsley, born September 26, 1747 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died October 1, 1792 in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky; married George Chilton abt. 1764 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born abt 1730 in Westmoreland County, Virginia; died February 2, 1771 in Shelbourne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia.
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William Owsley, born December 29, 1749 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died October 10, 1819 in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky; married Catherine Bolin abt. 1770 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born abt. 1752 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died abt. 1833 in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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Thomas Owsley, born November 13, 1752 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died November 3, 1825 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky; married Diane Stapp abt 1778; born June 1, 1762 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died abt. 1830 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
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Henry Bodine Owsley, born November 30, 1755 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died January 21, 1811 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; married (1) Winifred Taylor January 26, 1775 in Maryland; born abt. 1754 in Hickman County, Kentucky; died abt. 1783 in Kentucky (2) Martha Hawkins Bayne April 14, 1783 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; born in July, 1752 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; died October 9, 1835 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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Anthony Owsley, born April 21, 1757 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died in January 1824 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky; married Hannah Young February 5, 1778 in Fauquier County, Virginia; born abt. 1760 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Jonathan Owsley, born June 11, 1759 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died February 23, 1893 in St. Genevieve County, Missouri; married Mary. More about Jonathan Owsley: He was a Captain in the Madison County Militia.
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Chloe Owsley, born September 10, 1761 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died November 8, 1823 in Garrard County, Kentucky; married Thomas Williams.
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Verlinda Owsley, born April 10, 1764 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died after December 1813 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; married Thomas Hutchison abt. 1782 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born June 1, 1760 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; died October 18, 1812 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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Daniel Owsley, born April 16, 1765 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died August 13, 1835 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; married (1) Anne Slade July 9, 1789 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born November 11, 1764; died March 17, 1809 in Lincoln County, Kentucky (2) Nancy Ann Pearl November 4, 1809 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky; born abt. 1776 in Virginia; died August 13, 1853 in Laurel County, Kentucky.
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Mary Owsley, born June 24, 1768 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died May 26, 1848 in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky; married John Bryant May 25, 1786 in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky; born January 1, 1760 in Cumberland, Cumberland County, Virginia; died July 4, 1833 in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky.
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Patience Owsley, born January 16, 1772 in Loudoun County, Virginia; died June 14, 1833 in Garrard County, Kentucky; married (1) William Miller Bledsoe December 27, 1786 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born April 13, 1761 in Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died May 18, 1811 in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky (2) William Crow November 15, 1819 in Garrard County, Kentucky; born March 15, 1755 in Era, Cooke County, Texas; died January 30, 1821 in Danville, Lincoln County, Kentucky. Patience Owsley, four of her adult children and one son-in-law appear to have been casualties of the great cholera epidemic of 1833. In nearby Lexington, Kentucky, 500 people died out of a population of under 7000. Death rates averaged 5% to 10% across the American Midwest. In those days nothing was known about the actual cause of the epidemic (poor sanitation), so panic and misinformation were rampant. In places, coffins could not be made fast enough, and mass graves were common.
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Elizabeth Owsley, born September 26, 1773 in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky; died October 1, 1849 in Madison County, Missouri; married (1) Jesse Gooch April 14, 1792 in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky; born abt. 1762 in Albemarle County, Virginia; died October 29, 1801 in Garrard County, Kentucky (2) John Burdett October 29, 1801 in Garrard County, Kentucky; born February 24, 1768 in Fauquier County, Virginia; died April 17, 1835 in Madison County, Missouri.
734 General Robert Taylor.
Child of General Robert Taylor:
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Winnifred Taylor, born abt. 1754 in Hickman County, Kentucky; died abt. 1783 in Kentucky; married Henry Owsley January 26, 1775 in Maryland; born November 31, 1755 in Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia; died January 21, 1811 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
744 John Ashcraft III, born August 12, 1671 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died June 6, 1732 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. He was the son of 1488. John Ashcraft and 1489. Hannah Osborne. He married 745. Mary Burrows September 12, 1690 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.
745 Mary Burrows, born December 14, 1672 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died abt. 1750 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
John Ashcraft III lived at Noyak Neck, and was Lieutenant-Captain of the Groton “trained band,” or militia. At one time he owned Mouse Island and Six-Penny Island. In 1690, John sold a land grant which had been posthumously given to his father for service in King Philip’s War.

The inventory list of John's will indicated that he was a gentleman of some means, including such items as canes, wigs and silk handkerchiefs. He left a bequest of £20 to his second son, Daniel, but there is no evidence it was ever collected. The bequests to his other children carried the notation that "he/she having received his/her portion before," but Daniel’s inheritance was greater, and no such notation was added, the implication being that Daniel had been absent some time from the family.

John Ashcraft III is buried in Packers-Burrows Cemetery, Mystic, Connecticut.

Children of John Ashcraft III and Mary Burrows:
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John Ashcraft, born September 14, 1696 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died November 1, 1745 at Fort Louisbourg, Quebec; married Margaret Hurd May 25, 1719, divorced September 18, 1733 (2) Mary Keeney.John Ashcraft wrote his will on April 4, 1745, probably while still in Stonington, Connecticut: “Being listed to go on a dangerous expedition to an enemies’ land…”
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Daniel Ashcraft, born August 14, 1698 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died shortly before October 9, 1655 in Conococheaque Manor, Town Creek, West Virginia; married Elizabeth Lewis, born abt. 1702 in England; died abt. 1788 in Virginia.
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Ephraim Ashcraft, born abt. 1701 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died abt. 1720; married Elizabeth; born abt. 1701.
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Jedediah (or Zeddiah) Ashcraft, born abt. 1703 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died abt. 1772; married Margaret Avery, born abt. 1703.
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Mary Ashcraft, born November 22, 1705 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died January 7, 1790 in Connecticut; married William Willis (or Willys), born abt. 1705.
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Hannah Ashcraft, born January 17, 1708 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died abt 1710 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
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Uriah Ashcraft, born January 17, 1708 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died abt. 1791; married Lucinda Nicholas. Uriah Ashcraft was put on trial for the murder of a stranger, Dennis Wilkenson, and was acquitted.
832 Etienne Dolque-dit-Laviolette, born in Mariau, Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France. He married 833. Catherine Mercadine December 31, 1745 in Mariau, Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France..
833 Catherine Mercadine, born in Mariau, Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France.
Child of Etienne Dolque-dit-Laviolette and Catherine Mercadine:
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Joseph Dolque-dit-Laviolette, born abt.1738 in Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France; died July 3, 1804; married Marie-Louise Guiestier January 31, 1757 in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada; born October 5, 1738 in Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France; died July 15, 1803.
834 Louis Guiestier, born April 27, 1700 in Capitale Nationale, Quebec, France; died abt. 1804. He married 835. Marie-Louise Poitras April 6, 1728 in Lancienne Lorette, Quebec, Canada.
835 Marie-Louise Poitras, born February 6, 1708 in Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, Canada; died May 26, 1762 in Sault-au-Recollet, Quebec, Canada.
Child of Louis Guiestier and Marie-Louise Poitras:
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Marie-Louise Guiestier, born October 5, 1738 in Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France; died July 15, 1803; married Joseph Dolque-dit-Laviolette January 31, 1757 in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada; born 1738 in Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France; died July 3, 1804.
856 Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born June 8, 1719 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died October 29, 1776 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 1712. Claude-Louis Gauthier-dit-Larouche and 1713. Marie-Francoise Gagne. He married 857. Madeleine Nadon November 26, 1742 in St-Francois-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
857 Madeleine Nadon, born August 10, 1721 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died October 27, 1780 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 1714. Pierre Nadon and 1715. Catherine Labelle. She married (2) Jean-Baptiste Gravel August 18, 1777 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born February 2, 1721 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
Children of Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche and Madeleine Nadon:
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Marie-Francoise Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born September 16, 1743 in Riviere-des-Plaines, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died before 1803; married Charles Godard January 26, 1767 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born August 8, 1745 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Amable Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born December 21, 1744 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died February 13, 1761 in Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Pierre Godard October 27, 1760 in Laval, Quebec, Canada; born October 25, 1739 in Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born April 27, 1746 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1793; married (1) Francoise Paquet April 11, 1774 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born October 9, 1757 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1775 (2) Charlotte Renaud-dit-Dumoulin January 29, 1776 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born January 4, 1758 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died November 30, 1826 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Joseph Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born February 13, 1748 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Anne Gravel January 23, 1775 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born September 15, 1754 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Louise Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born June 11, 1750 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died April 17, 1776 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Noel-Jean-Francois Boucher January 26, 1767 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born December 27, 1738 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Josephte Gauthier-dit-Larouche , born March 18, 1755 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died September 7, 1822 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Louis-Jean Brunet August 1, 1785 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1722, died April 19, 1799 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Anne Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born April 27, 1757 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Pierre-Louis Romure January 12, 1778 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born February 9, 1750 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Marguerite Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born July 29, 1762 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Gabriel Goudreau January 10, 1780 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1749.
858 Pierre Paquet born July 8, 1717 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died July 27, 1772 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Jacques Paquet and Katherine-Francoise Stevens. He married 859. Marie-Agnes (Anne?) Chalifour July 15, 1748.
859 Marie-Agnes (Anne?) Chalifour, born January 25, 1723 in Quebec, Canada; died April 11, 1777 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Joseph Chalifoux and Marguerite-Veronique Parent.
Children of Pierre Paquet and Marie-Agnes (Anne?) Chalifour:
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Pierre Paquet, born February 22, 1750 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Genevieve Leroux February 1, 1773 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born February 13, 1748 in Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Genevieve Paquet, born August 9, 1753 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Vincent Labelle January 21, 1771 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born May 6, 1746 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Francoise Paquet, born October 9, 1757 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1775; married Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche April 11, 1774 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born April 27, 1746 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1793.
864 Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born May 11, 1677 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died March 3, 1747 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 1728. Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne and 1729. Marie Archambault. He married 865. Marguerite-Therese Lussier May 23, 1703 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
865 Marguerite-Therese Lussier, born September 3, 1683 in Varennes, Quebec, Canada; died May 7, 1748 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 1730. Jacques Lussier and 1731. Catherine Clerice.
Children of Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne and Marguerite-Therese Lussier:
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Marguerite Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 4, 1705 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada, died April 30, 1734 in Laprairie, Quebec, Canada; married Francois-Dominique Lefebvre in 1731 in Laprairie, Quebec, Canada; born September 26, 1703.
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Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born September 29, 1706 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died January 18, 1764 in Berthier-en-Haut, Quebec, Canada; married Genevieve Forcier January 7, 1732 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born November 19, 1717 in St-Francois-du-Lac, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada.
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Pierre Terrier-dit-Lavigne, born June 29, 1708 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died February 6, 1759 in Yamaska, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Marie-Charlotte Forcier January 7, 1732 in St-Michel, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada; born July 24, 1707 in St-Francois-du-Lac, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada; died June 27, 1744 in St-Michel, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada (2) Genevieve-Josephte Parenteau June 29, 1745 in St-Michel, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada; born October 22, 1716 in St-Francois-du-Lac, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada; died December 10, 1760 in St-Michel, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada.
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Jacques Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born September 29, 1710 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died July 10, 1716 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Marguerite Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born August 27, 1712 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died November 12, 1737 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Pierre Maupas January 10, 1729 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born July 29, 1702 in St-Etienne-de-Beaumont, Quebec, Canada; died November 20, 1729 in Yamaska, Quebec, Canada (2) Gilles Badayac Laplante April 26, 1731 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born May 8, 1707 in St-Francois-du-Lac, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Madeleine Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born August 30, 1714 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
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Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born April 14, 1716 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died August 18, 1716 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
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Jacques Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born August 29, 1717 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died January 28, 1776 in Berthier, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Marie-Josephte Beaudoin February 22, 1740 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born June 10, 1714 in Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died March 16, 1757 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada (2) Marie Saulquin October 17, 1757 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born July 21, 1737 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Charlotte Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born April 24, 1719 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died November 7, 1737 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
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Francois Tessier-dit-Lavigne born May 4, 1721 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died November 28, 1760 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
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Jean-Baptiste Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 26, 1723 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died June 19, 1791 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Marie-Therese Foucault-Urbain January 8, 1748 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born April 24, 1728 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died July 28, 1756 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada (2) Marie-Genevieve (Jenny) Guerin August 22, 1762 in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada; born April 6, 1723 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died October 25, 1785 in Quebec, Canada.
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Joseph Tessier-dit- Lavigne, born March 4, 1725.
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Marie-Josephte Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born July 4, 1727 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died July 29, 1727 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
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Guillaume Urbain, born abt. 1694 in Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Urbain Foucault and Jeanne Rossignol. He married Marie-Anne Riviere March 20, 1719 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
867 Marie-Anne Riviere, born abt. 1695 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died June 12, 1785 in St-Eustache, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Martin Crossonneau and Renee Desjardins.
Children of Guillaume Urbain and Marie-Anne Riviere:
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Louis Foucault; married (1) Marie-Josephte Caille January 14, 1755 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada (2) Marie Desjardins November 3, 1762 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Anne Foucault born abt. 1719; died March 14, 1790 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Jean-Baptiste Joly August 2, 1762 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Therese Foucault-Urbain, born April 24, 1728 in L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died July 28, 1756 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada ; married Jean-Baptiste Tessier-dit-Lavigne January 8, 1748 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born March 26, 1723 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; died June 19, 1791 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Joseph Foucault, born abt. 1736; married Marie-Louise Maisonneuve February 2, 1761 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1741.

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Jeremias Spieth, born May 11, 1680 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 23, 1751 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 2048. Hans Spieth and 2049. Barbara Spieth. He married 1025. Anna Barbara Haug November 2, 1710 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1025 Anna Barbara Haug, born January 13, 1686 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 4, 1760 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 2050. Michael Haug and 2051. Margaretha Fischer.
Church records list Jeremias Spieth’s occupation as “vine dresser.”
Children of Jeremias Spieth and Anna Barbara Haug:
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Anna Margreta Spieth, born November 23, 1711 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 8, 1711 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johannes Spieth, born April 24, 1713 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 10, 1768 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Margaretha Halm November 19, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born November 17, 1717 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 8, 1781 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Anna Margreta Spieth, born April 14, 1718 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 6, 1720 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Euphrosina Spieth, born December 21, 1719 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Anna Maria Spieth, born September 22, 1725 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 13, 1779 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Caspar Zaininger August 17, 1751 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born January 6, 1711 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 26, 1776 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1026 Joseph Halm, born July 19, 1695 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 12, 1757 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Johann Georg Halm and Anna Margareta Jung. He married 1027. Anna Barbara Laiss July 24, 1714 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1027 Anna Barbara Laiss, born June 8, 1689 in Hebsack, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 20, 1769 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Michael Laiss and Catharina.
Church records list Joseph Halm’s occupation as “vine dresser.”
Children of Joseph Halm and Anna Barbara Lais:
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Maria Cleophe Halm, born May 30, 1715 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 10, 1789 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Michael Pfisterer July 4, 1746 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born September 11, 1718 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 21, 1757 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Anna Margaretha Halm, born November 17, 1717 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 8, 1781 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johannes Spieth November 19, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born April 24, 1713 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 10, 1768 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Jacobina Halm, born June 7, 1718 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Caspar Halm, born June 20, 1723 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 18, 1771 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Catharina Osswald July 9, 1748 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1723.
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Rosina Barbara Halm, born June 14, 1725 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 15, 1725 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Jacob Halm, born October 8, 1727 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 14, 1809 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Christina Catharina Ehmert October 30, 1753 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born November 25, 1727 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 10, 1803 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Anna Catharina Halm, born May 4, 1730 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 15, 1730 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Balthazar Halm, born May 4, 1730 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1028 Friederich Jacob Spieth, born October 18, 1670 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 3, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 2056. Jerg Spieth and 2057. Anna Ilg. He married 1029. Anna Catharina Lang November 21, 1699 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1029 Anna Catharina Lang, born June 6, 1671 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 14, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 2058. Georg Lang and 2059. Catharina Spieth.
Church records list Friederich Jacob Spieth’s occupation as “vine dresser.”
Children of Friederich Jacob Spieth and Anna Catherina Lang:
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Georg Friedrich Spieth, born December 9, 1700 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 8, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Euphrosina Schumacher November 16, 1728 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born June 25, 1708 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 16, 1773 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Anna Catharina Spieth, born April 10, 1707 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Conrad Schumacher, born August 22, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 26, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 2060. Michael Schumacher and 2061. Anna Spieth. He married 1031. Elizabetha Eberspaecher May 29, 1705 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1031 Elizabetha Eberspaecher, born May 11, 1669 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 5, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 2062. Johannes Eberspaecher and 2063. Magdalena Binder.
Children of Conrad Schumacher and Elizabetha Eberspaecher:
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Johann Conrad Schumacher, born April 22, 1707 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 26, 1717 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Euphrosina Schumacher, born June 25, 1708 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 16, 1773 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Georg Friedrich Spieth November 16, 1728 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 9, 1700 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 8, 1767 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Maria Magdalena Schumacher, born July 28, 1709 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 20, 1722 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Elizabetha Schumacher, born January 16, 1712 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Juliana Schumacher, born February 16, 1714 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 2, 1762 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Thomas Reuss May 1, 1733 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1714.
1036 Johann Georg Spieth, born September 3, 1665 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 7, 1748 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 2048. Hans Spieth (Johannes der Jungere), and 2049. Barbara Spieth. He Married 1037. Anna Maria Berner July 27, 1700 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1037 Anna Maria Berner, born July 8, 1672 in Altdorf, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 13, 1744 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 2074. Jacob Berner, born abt. 1640; died abt. 1700.
Children of Johann Georg Spieth and Anna Maria Berner:
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Johann Georg Spieth, born April 26, 1701 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 7, 1764 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Maria, born November 2, 1701; died April 2, 1766 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Philipp Spieth, born April 20, 1703 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 19, 1773 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married (1) Christina Schumacher July 16, 1726 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born January 11, 1699 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 24, 1730 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (2) Maria Magdalena Muenzenmayer November 13, 1731 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born August 12, 1708 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 24, 1788 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Melchior Spieth, born November 6, 1709 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 17, 1784 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Catharina Scheuerlen May 20, 1732 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born March 31, 1704 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 21, 1782 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Jacob Scheuerlen, born August 27, 1678 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Johann Georg Scheuerlen and Anna Eberspaecher. Ha married 1039. Anna Margareta Traub November 23, 1700 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1039 Anna Margareta Traub, born October 3, 1670 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 22, 1744 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Michael Traub and Catherina Jung.
Children of Joseph Jacob Scheuerlen and Anna Margareta Traub:
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Anna Barbara Scheuerlen, born September 4, 1701 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 15, 1701 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Anna Catharina Scheuerlen, born March 31, 1704 in Oberesslingen, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 21, 1782 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Melchior Spieth May 20, 1732 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born November 6, 1709 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 17, 1784 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Johann Georg Scheuerlen, born May 6, 1710 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 4, 1782 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Barbara Bracher January 31, 1730 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born September 16, 1707 in Ebersbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 23, 1783 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Church records list Johann's occupations as “grave digger” and “vine dresser.”
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Johann Jacob Scheuerlen, born October 29, 1709 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 1, 1722 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
1312 Johann Jurg Meisser, born in 1680 in Lower Palatine, Germany; died in 1704 in Schoharie Valley, New York. He married 1313. Anna Margaretha Wohlauf.
1313 Anna Margaretha Wohlauf.
After immigration, Johann settled permantly in the Schoharie Valley area of New York.
Child of Johann Jurg Meisser and Anna Margaretha Wohlauf:
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Johann Michael Meiser, born in 1703 in Bayern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; died in 1745 in Millbach, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married Anna Elizabeth Sixt; born January 25, 1694 in Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany; died July 19 1745 in Muhlback, Pennsylvania.
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Johann Philip Sixt, born in 1656 in Marienfels, Nassau, Hessen, Germany; died in 1710 in Mohawk Valley, Schoharie County, New York. He married 1315. Anna Elizabeth Gertrud abt. 1680.
1315 Anna Elizabeth Gertrud, born in 1658 in Marienfels, Nassau, Hessen, Germany; died in 1695 in New York.
John Phillip was from Marienfels, a municipality in the district of Rhein-Lahn, in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany, southeast of Ehr, near Koblenz. In the 17th century this area was comprised of electoral states of the Holy Roman Empire: their rulers, dukes, princes and landgraves each had a vote toward who became the next Emperor. It included Alsace, Lorraine, Wuerttemberg, Baden, Mainz and Treves and ran from Cologne to Mannheim.

John Philip was possibly a son of Hans Bernhardt Sixt, church-elder at Ehr. In about 1680, when he was 24 years old, John Philip married Anna Elizabeth Gertraud (Gertrud). He left Germany in the early 18th century as part of the great Palatine emigration.

In the late seventeenth century, Louis XIV's France was waging war throughout the Palatine, the goal being to push the French kingdom's borders out to the Rhine. Religious conflicts between a Protestant population and a Catholic ruler followed. Calvinists, Lutherans and French Huguenots who refused to convert to Catholicism suffered greatly at Louis' hand. Finally, in the winter of 1708, record low temperatures froze the Rhine River and closed this waterway for five weeks. Grapevines died, cattle froze, and any wine from previous harvests was ruined. With two previous years of crop failure, there was no immediate recovery in sight. For thirty years leading up to this point, the Germans of the Palatine had endured war, religious persecution and now potential starvation, and for many this was the final blow.

In 1709, Britain passed a naturalization act that allowed that any foreigner who took oaths professing to be a Protestant and pledging allegiance to the British government would be immediately naturalized, and have all privileges held by English-born citizens, and all for the cost of one shilling. These offers brought opportunities for a new life. Under Queen Anne's direction, land speculators, who had obtained land patents in the colonies, sent agents to the Palatines with offers of forty acres of land, plus paid transportation to the colonies. In addition to the goal of supporting these Protestants, resettling these emigrants to New York, north of New York City, would provide a buffer against the French in Canada.

The emigration took place via England, and at one point 14,000 German emigrants were camped in Britain in Blackheath, Greenwich Heath and other sites near London, in appalling conditions. The first German emigrants began arriving in England in May 1709. Of the 13,000 Germans who reached London in that year, about 3000, including the Philip Sixt family, continued on to the New York colony. Most of the Palatines destined for New York began boarding ships in December 1709, but these ships did not leave England until April 1710. Conditions on the ships were poor. Food and water were spoiled, vermin ran rampant, and illness spread quickly. Many of the emigrants, especially the elderly and children, died either on board ship or shortly after landing. After spending over three months shipboard while still in port, and then three months crossing the Atlantic, the suffering had been intense. Upon arriving in New York in 1710, they were housed in a tent city on what is now Governor's Island.

Johann Philip Sixt and family arrived in the New York colony on June 14, 1710 aboard the James & Elizabeth, among the third set of arrivals in America. They were Lutherans, and he was a husbandman and vine dresser. Did Johann Philip come to America with the intent of founding a vineyard? Did he possibly emigrate with like-minded Rhineland vintners? Some of the country's oldest vineyards can be found in the Hudson River Valley of New York. While his family went on, John Philip Sixt appears to have died within months of his arrival in America.

Children of Johan Philip Sixt and Anna Elizabeth Gertrud:
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Johann Gerhardt Sixt, born in Marienfels, Rhein-Lahn-Krels, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; died in 1692 in Marienfels, Rhein-Lahn-Krels, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
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Johann Peter Sixt, born January 1688 in Marienfels, Nassau, Germany.
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Johann Henrich Sixt, born September 4, 1689 in Marienfels, Nassau, Hessen, Germany.
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Anna Elizabeth Sixt, born January 25, 1694 in Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany; died July 19, 1745 in Muhlback, Pennsylvania.
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Anna Magdalena Sixt, born September 23, 1696 in Marienfels, Rhein-Lahn-Krels, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; died July 19, 1710.
1464 Thomas Owsley, born before Mar 27, 1697 in Stafford County, Virginia; died July 4, 1750 in Fairfax County. Virginia. He was the son of 2928. Major Thomas Owsley and 2929. Ann Harris. He married 1465. Ann.
1465 Ann, born abt. 1707 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England; died March 3, 1751 in Stafford County, Virginia.
Thomas Owsley was a prominent citizen and major land owner in northern Virginia. Thomas belonged to the Overwharton Parish in Stafford County, Virginia, and later a member of the Hamilton Parish in Prince William County, Virginia.

On February 28, 1739, Thomas Owsley first served as a Pilot of a survey of property for Jeremiah Brenaugh. A Pilot needed to have familiarity with local landmarks, and Thomas guided the surveyor to the survey area. He did so again on seven more occasions, until October 30, 1741. In addition, he served as a chain carrier on three occasions. This duty was one generally assigned only to persons of honesty and trust, to ensure the tracts to be surveyed were measured accurately.

Thomas and his wife Ann were parents of (perhaps) ten children; ten were named in Thomas Owsley’s will in 1750. Based on DNA results completed from 2003 through 2005 by descendants of Thomas Owsley, it is clear John Owsley (the second child named in the will) could not have been a biological son of Thomas Owsley. It seems most probable that John was informally adopted into the family, and may actually have been son of a close relation, such as one of their siblings. While John’s true parentage will probably remain a mystery, he was definitely known during his lifetime as a son of Thomas and Ann Owsley.

Children of Thomas Owsley and Ann:
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Thomas Owsley III, born abt. 1731 in Prince William County, Virginia; died November 1, 1796 in Madison County, Kentucky; married Mary Middleton abt. 1746 in Fairfax County, Virginia; born abt. 1730 in Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland; died September 16, 1808 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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John Owsley, born abt. 1734 in Prince William County, Virginia; died September 14, 1764 in Loudoun County, Virginia; married Ann Stephens abt. 1755 in Loudoun County, Virginia; born abt. 1735 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died abt. 1810 in Tennessee.
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William Owsley, born abt. 1736 in Prince William County, Virginia; died in October 1762 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
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Newdigate Owsley, born abt. 1738 in Prince William County, Virginia; died January 21, 1797 in Hancock County, Georgia; married Mary Ann Davis abt. 1761 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; born abt. 1738 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died January 21, 1797 in Hancock County, Georgia.
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Sarah Owsley, born abt. 1740 in Prince William County, Virginia; died abt. 1808 in Clark County, Kentucky.
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Pointz Owsley, born abt. 1742 in Prince William County, Virginia; died January 21, 1797 in Hancock County, Georgia.
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Ann Owsley, born April 26, 1744 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died February 5, 1823 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Edward Garrett II June 2, 1759 in New Kent County, Virginia; born August 31, 1733 in New Kent, Fairfax County, Virginia; died August 24, 1974 in Warrior Creek, Laurens County, South Carolina.
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Elizabeth Owsley, born abt. 1746 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died abt. 1750 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Jane Owsley, born abt. 1748 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died abt. 1750.
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Weldon Owsley, born abt. 1749 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died between 1815 and 1820 in Hancock County, Georgia.
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Thomas Middleton, born January 29, 1706 in Piscutaway in Prince George’s County, Maryland; died April 13, 1767 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He was the son of 2932. Thomas Middleton and 2933. Penelope Hatton. He married 1467. Ann Bayne abt. 1729 in Maryland.
1467 Ann Bayne, born abt 1712 in Piscutaway, Maryland; died April 13, 1767 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 2934. Walter Bayne and 2935. Martha Hawkins.
Children of Thomas Middleton and Ann Bayne:
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Mary Middleton, born abt. 1730 in Piscutaway, Prince George’s County, Maryland; died September 16, 1808 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky; married Thomas Owsley abt. 1746 in Fairfax County, Virginia; born abt 1731 in Prince William County, Virginia; died November 1, 1796 in Madison county, Kentucky.
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Thomas Middleton, born abt. 1732 in Garrard County, Kentucky; died abt 1809 in Nelson County, Kentucky; married Nancy, born abt. 1736 in Maryland; died abt. 1809 probably in Bullitt County, Kentucky.
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Hatton Middleton, born abt. 1734 in Garrard County, Kentucky.
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Benjamin Middleton, born abt. 1736 in Garrard County, Kentucky.
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Walter Middleton, born abt. 1738 in Garrard County, Kentucky; died in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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Sarah Middleton, born abt. 1740 in Garrard County, Kentucky.
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John Ashcraft, born abt. 1644 in Barbados; died September 15, 1680 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. He was the son of 2976. John Ashcraft and 2977. Elizabeth Peers. He married 1489. Hannah Osborne December 12, 1670 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
1489 Hannah Osborne, born December 18, 1657 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died August 17, 1715 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. She was the Daughter of 2978. John Osborne and 2979. Anne Oldage.
John was the son of a seafaring man who made numerous trips in the shipping lanes from England to Barbados to America, with stops in Connecticut and Virginia. The cargo out of Barbados would have been slaves, rum and molasses.

The first record of John in Stonington, Connecticut is in 1662. A few years later, 1664, in the Court of Assistance, a Captain Denison brought various charges against John Carr, a young man from Mystic, Connecticut, accusing him of engaging the affections of his daughter Anne without leave, of proposing that she leave her father's house and marry him, of taking a cap and belt and silver spoon from his house and finally, of defaming his daughter. Carr retracted all that he had said against the young lady, but was fined on the other counts £34, 7s, 6d.

The following year Carr was again arraigned, this time with John Ashcraft, for various misdemeanors: endeavoring to entice women from their husbands, concealing themselves in houses, writing letters which had been intercepted, etc. They were fined, and the wives of the several men were solemnly warned and ordered to take care.

John met Hannah Osborne, whose family had migrated from Massachusetts, and was possibly related to the Osbornes in Barbados. John and Hannah were married in 1670 by Thomas Minor, who noted in his diary that he had rented a farm to the newlyweds.

In 1676, John served in King Philip’s War under (by then) General George Denison. He later received a grant of land, posthumously, for his services then, and in the Narraganset War in Rhode Island.

In 1680, Thomas Miner made reference in his diary to "all the sick folke," and two weeks later noted that on September 16, 1680, John Ashcraft had died. Presumably, John’s death was caused by some epidemic, and if the dates of death reported below for his children are true, it must have been both a family and community calamity.

Yellow Fever made its first appearance in America in 1668, in Philadelphia and New York, as well as Boston in 1693, brought over from Barbados. Throughout the Colonial period, there were several epidemics in those cities as well as in Texas, New Hampshire, Florida and up the Mississippi river as far as St. Louis, Missouri. During many of these epidemics the residents who chose to stay in the area avoided others by shutting themselves in their houses, away from friends and jobs. Unemployment and businesses coming to a halt were universal. The death rate was so high that people had to work day and night to bury the dead.

Children of John Ashcraft II and Hannah Osborne:
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John Ashcraft III, born August 12, 1671 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died June 6, 1732 in Groton, New London, Connecticut; married Mary Burrows September 12, 1690 in Groton, New London, Connecticut; born December 14, 1672 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died abt. 1750 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
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Hannah Ashcraft, born January 5, 1673 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died January 11, 1673 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. This infant was the first Ashcraft ever buried in Connecticut.
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Hannah Ashcraft, born January 8, 1675 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died abt. 1681.
iv.
Ephraim Ashcraft, born September 16, 1677 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut,; died abt. 1678 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
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Mary Ashcraft, born December 11, 1680 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died abt. 1681.
1666 Louis Mercadine. He married 1667. Marie Poitras December 31, 1845 in Mariau, Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France.
1667 Marie Poitras.
Child of Louis Mercadine and Marie Poitras:
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Catherine Mercadine, born in Mariau, Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France; married Etienne Dolque dit Laviolette December 1, 1745 in Mariau, Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France; born in Mariau, Castres, Gironde, Aquitaine, France.
1712 Claude-Louis Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born December 23, 1684 in Quebec, Canada; died April 23-1731 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 3424. Jean Gauthier-dit-Larouche and 3425. Angelique Lefebvre-dit-Battanville. He married 1713. Marie-Francoise Gagne May 10, 1710 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
1713 Marie-Francoise Gagne, born January 22, 1696 in Petit-Riviere- St-Francois, Quebec, Canada; died June 1778 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 3426. Ignace Gagne and 3427. Louise Tremblay. She married (2) Jean-Baptiste Otis February 9, 1733 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1680 in Dover, New Hampshire, USA; died September 15, 1760 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
Children of Claude-Louis Gauthier-dit-Larouche and Marie-Francoise Gagne:
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Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born June 8, 1719 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died October 29, 1776 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Madeleine Nadon November 26, 1742 in St-Francois-Sales, Laval, Quebec; born August 10, 1721 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died October 27, 1780 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Francoise Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born September 10, 1721 in Xavier, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Dominique Bonneau November 8, 1741 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born May 11, 1722 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died April 10, 1783 in St-Philippe, Laprairie, Canada.
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Louis Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born September 7, 1723 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died April 10, 1793 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Felicite Perron October 11, 1747 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born October 9, 1726 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died February 10, 1797 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
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Antoine Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born March 20, 1726 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died March 8, 1799 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Genevieve Simard February 14, 1746 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; March 2, 1728 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died January 26, 1817 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
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Cecile Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born October 8, 1728 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died January 13, 1784 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Jacques Simard January 20 1744 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born October 22, 1720 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died December 24, 1783 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
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Ambroise Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born August 2, 1731 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died March 15, 1801 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Elisabeth Tremblay October 29, 1754 in Les Eboulements, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born April 11, 1733 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died December 12, 1805 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
Children of Jean-Baptiste Otis and Marie-Francoise Gagne:
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Genevieve Otis, born November 4, 1733 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died December 10, 1789 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Francois Fortin October 26, 1751 in Petit-Riviere-St-Francois, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born June 28, 1729 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
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Jean-Baptiste Otis, born April 16, 1736 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died March 1, 1789 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Anne Bolduc May 26, 1761 in St-Joachim, Montmorency, Canada; born March 28, 1732 in St-Joachim, Montmorency, Canada; died June 11, 1808 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
1714 Pierre Nadon-dit-Letourneau, born abt. 1669 in St-Pierre, Saintonge, France; died December 25, 1739 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Jean Nadon and Catherine Baron. He married 1715. Catherine Labelle April 26, 1711 in Quebec, Canada.
1715 Catherine Labelle, born July 5, 1692 in Lachenaie, Quebec, Canada; died December 17, 1767 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Guillaume Labelle and Anne Charbonneau.
Children of Pierre Nadon-dit-Letourneau and Catherine Labelle:
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Catherine Nadon, born February 5, 1712 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died March 20, 1779 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Francois Belanger February 25, 1734 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1708; died March 19, 1774 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Angelique Nadon, born October 3, 1713 in Riviere-des-Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died September 10, 1788 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Joseph-Cecile Laporte January 24, 1735 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born November 22, 1707 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died May 8, 1791 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Joachim Nadon, born April 5, 1715 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died May 3, 1792 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Reine Trepanier August 8, 1740 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born July 13, 1721 in Chateau-Richer, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Josephte Nadon, July 22, 1716 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died January 12, 1761 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Jean-Baptiste Sigouin April 27, 1741 in Riviere-des-Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born June 1, 1716 in St-Pierre, Ile d’Orleans, Quebec, Canada.
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Andre Nadon, born, born March 10, 1718 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died June 30, 1778 in St-Martin, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Marguerite Maisonneuve June 13, 1746 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born September 8, 1724 in Lachenaie, Quebec, Canada; died September 9, 1798 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Pierre Nadon, born March 5, 1720 in Riviere-des-Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died July 3, 1781 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Catherine Maisonneuve February 17, 1749 in Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec, Canada; born November 12, 1731 in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada.
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Madeleine Nadon, born August 10, 1721 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; died October 27, 1780 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche November 26, 1742 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born June 8, 1719 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died October 29, 1776 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada (2) Jean-Baptiste Gravel August 18, 1777 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born February 2, 1721 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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Jean-Baptiste Nadon, born May 23, 1730 in Riviere-des-Prairies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died December 4, 1798 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Louise Gagnon January 22, 1753 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born October 22, 1732 in Quebec, Canada; died August 5, 1765 in Ste-Rose, Laval, Quebec, Canada (2) Archange Pelletier October 13, 1766 in St-Francois-de-Sales, Laval, Quebec, Canada; born May 23, 1744 in L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
1728 Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born abt. 1625 in Chateau Laville, Angers, Touraine, France; died March 21, 1688/1689 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 3456. Artus Tessier and 3457. Jeanne Meine. He married 1728. Marie Archambault September 28, 1648 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1729 Marie Archambault, born February 24,1636 in Dompierre, Rochelle, Aunis, France; died August 16, 1719 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 3458. Jacques Archambault and 3459. Francoise Toureau.
He was the first Tessier to migrate to Nouvelle France, arriving alone in the settlement of Ville-Marie between 1642 and 1647. Nine other Tessiers followed to Canada, from different branches (Tessier-Laplante, Tessier-Marquis, Tessier-Laliberte, etc.) but Urbain Tessier-dit Lavigne had the largest family, and by far the largest number of descendants. In 1730 his descendants numbered 420, with the next most prolific, a Marc Tessier, having 47.

It is thought that he was a recruit of M. de la Dauversiere, and had lived in the Montreal area for at least a year or two when the first mention of Urbain in Canada occurred: a land grant accorded him by the governor, M. de Maisonneuve, on January 10, 1648. Urbain immediately built a house there..

One of Urbain Tessier’s fellow workers, Michel Chauvin, who had been in Montreal since 1644, traveled to Quebec and returned with a young wife named Anne Archambault. Anne had left behind two sisters in Quebec, and we can presume that Michel or his wife mentioned this to Urbain, for in the autumn of that year, on September 28, 1648, both of these sisters were married in Quebec City: Jacquette Archambault to Paul Chalifou and Marie Archambault to Urbain Tessier. Marie was only twelve years and seven months old at the time. The first children, twins, died young, one on the date of birth, the other five days later. Then followed fifteen more children, ten of whom would go on to marry and have families, and seven of those were sons who carried on the family name. Urbain Tessier was one of the first five settlers in Montreal to have a child born there.

An Archambault brother, Denys, had been killed fighting Indians in Montreal. The father, Jacques Archambault was awarded land in Montreal, right next to Urbain’s grant, so Urbain and his father-in-law became neighbors.

By profession, Urbain Tessier was a pit-sawyer and carpenter, a brawny man who, before the time of lumber mills, sawed logs lengthwise by hand, and then built things with them. He was also a farmer, skilled with a plow, and, as most had to be in the settlement, an Indian fighter, skilled with a musket. The only thing which might have kept him from prominent positions in Ville-Marie, like his brothers-in-law Jean Gervaise and Gilles Lauzon, was his inability to read or write.

Ville-Marie was the settlement which would later become downtown Montreal, but in the seventeenth century it was no more than a fort built on a spit of land between two rivers, the Saint-Laurent and the smaller Saint-Pierre, surrounded by the houses of a few hundred settlers. Many passed through in exploratory parties to the interior, and those who lived there, on the frontier, farmed and participated in the fur trade. The Iroquois tribes in the area had banded together with the purpose of the destruction of Ville-Marie, and raids, skirmishes and all out battles were regular occurrences between 1651 and 1665, when Carignan troops arrived in Nouvelle France. Urbain Tessier, his father-in-law Jacques Archambault and other neighbors maintained a stronghold called “L’Enfant-Jesus” against attacks. It was guarded day and night, and if it was taken, demolished or burned, they were obliged to reconstruct it at the same place at their expense.

Two kinds of temperament made up much of the population: The first were the trappers who went deep into the forest risking Indian encounters. The civil leaders encouraged these young people seeking adventure and liberty, because they provided invaluable services as explorers, guides and interpreters. The second type, the settlers, were no less courageous, being attacked in small groups, and sometimes in mighty raids. The religious leaders encouraged the settlers to have large families to establish the basis of a stable colony. Urbain Tessier is of that second group of pioneers.

In May, 1651, fellow residents Jean Boudart and his wife were victims of an Iroquois raid, the former killed on the spot, and the latter taken away to be burned. Four days afterward, at two o'clock in the morning, the same aggressors tried to burn the brewery, and they set fire to the houses of Michel Chauvin and Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne. Urbain Tessier took his revenge in first positions in many battles. As Fr. Lauzon reported:

On June 18, 1651, four Frenchmen were attacked by a great number of Iroquois between the fort and Point-Saint-Charles. These Frenchmen, in such small numbers were unarmed, but they found no other protection but a miserable stronghold situated in the midst of a large quantity of felled wood, and there, resolved to cling dearly to life, they started to briskly fire on their assailants. On hearing this noise, one of the oldest colonists, Urbain Tessier dit Lavigne, being the nearest to the place where the attack was being made, was the first to run there in all haste, with as much audacity as good fortune, passing through without accident, with unparalleled agility and speed, over the felled wood; he got into four Iroquois ambushes, was in the line of fire without being wounded, finally arrived in the hut where he joined the besieged, and cheered them by his courageous act. Having heard these shots, one said, ''Shall we let them perish?'' and they all ran to the combat as to the feast.

Urbain’s luck ran out in March, 1661. He was taken prisoner, along with five other settlers he had hired to work his land; four other Montrealers were killed . He was brought to Onnontagué, the Iroquois capital, southwest of Lake Ontario. Three months after his kidnapping his wife gave birth to a seventh child, the fourth boy. The Baptismal record states that on “the 7th day of June, was baptized Urbain, son of Urbain Tessier, resident taken by the Iroquois, last March 24th , and it is not known if he is dead or alive.” While a prisoner, Urbain lost a finger. Urbain’s release from captivity occurred August 16 of the same year, but some accounts relate it as August, 1662, seventeen months after his capture. He was released, along with eight others, in a prisoner exchange negotiated between Pere Simon Lemoine and Chief Garakontie. His joyous return to Montreal occurred on August 31.

Conflicts with the Indians continued:

At Montreal, a man named Lavergne (Urban Tessier de La Vergne) who had lately returned form captivity among the Iroquois, chanced to rise at midnight and looking out the window, saw by the bright moon light a number of naked warriors stealthily gliding around a corner and crouching near a door in order to kill the first Frenchman who should go out in the morning. He silently awakened his companions, and having the rest of the night for consultation they arranged their plan well, so that some of them sallied from the rear of the house, came cautiously upon the Iroquois, placed them between two fires and captured them all.

Urbain Tessier continued his peaceful labors of land clearing and cultivation of the soil. In 1663 he enrolled as a soldier in the 8th squadron of the Sainte-Famille militia, but his fighting days were mostly over. It was during this year that he disposed of his stronghold of L'Enfant-Jesus to Francois Bailly. On June 25, 1678, Urbain Tessier and his brothers-in-law, Laurent Archambault, Jean Gervaise and Gilles Lauzon, granted to their father and father-in-law, Jacques Archambault, a life pension of 100 livres "septuagenarian and quite unable to work to earn his living and clothing, for the natural friendship they bear him, as they have always done."

Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne died at Montreal and was buried March 21, 1698 at Notre-Dame-de-Montreal

On July 28, 1690, Inventory of the property of Urbain Tessier and division was made among Marie Archambault and her children. On May 22, 1692 another division of the estate was made concerning some property in town. On January 23, 1702 Marie Archambault relinquished her interest in the estate of her deceased husband, in favor of her children. She outlived Urbain by thirty years, dying on August 6, 1719 at Pointe-aux-Trembles, near Montreal.

Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne had accumulated several parcels of land throughout his lifetime. In addition to the first land grant of thirty arpents (French acres a bit smaller than a modern acre) he made some purchases and was awarded further land as a result of his patriotism in having a large family, and his courageous pioneering exploits. When his sons came of age, some of these lands were deeded off to them, while other plots were deeded to the Catholic Church. One piece of land, in the heart of modern downtown Montreal, is worth billions, and has been a source of lawsuits between the descendants of Urbain Tessier and the Catholic Church, the Bank of Montreal (and other large institutions), for more than three centuries. But that is another story....

Children of Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne and Marie Archambault:
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Unnamed Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born July 19, 1649 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died July 19, 1649 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Charles Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born July 19, 1649 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died July 24, 1649 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Paul Tessier dit Lavigne, born February 5, 1650/1651 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died April 26, 1730 in Longue Pointe, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Madeleine Cloutier October 13, 1681 in Chateau Richer, Quebec, Canada; born September 24, 1662 in Chateau Richer, Quebec, Canada.
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Madeleine Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born July, 19 1653 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1666 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada..
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Laurent Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born June 3, 1655 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died September 27, 1687 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Anne-Genevieve Lemire October 20, 1681 in Quebec, Canada; born March 16, 1663/1664 in Quebec, Canada.
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Louise Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 26, 1657 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died April 9, 1727 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada; married Pierre Payet-St-Amour November 23, 1671 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1650 in Fleurence, Bordeaux, Gascogne, France.
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Agnes Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 23, 1658/1659 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died January 24, 1733 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada; Married Guillaume Richard November 26, 1675 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1653 in St Leger, Saintogne, France; died July 8, 1690 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada.
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Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born June 7, 1661 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died March 24 1684/1686 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Jean Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born June 24, 1663 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died December 7, 1734 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Jeanne LeBer November 21, 1686 in Laprairie, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1671 in Laprairie, Quebec, Canada; died December 4, 1687 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A man named Jean LeRoy-dit-LaPensee Petitioned in court, alleging that Jean Tessier-dit-Lavigne had run over two of his children with a loaded cart, resulting is serious injuries. The case was settled in arbitration, in favor of Sieur LeRoy-dit-LaPensee. Urbain Tessier paid all costs of court, witnesses. etc.
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Claude Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born December 25, 1665 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Jacques Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born May 24, 1668 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died June 23, 1669 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Catherine-Petronille Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 18, 1669/1670 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died May 19, 1751 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal, Canada; married Pierre Janot-dit-Lachipelle in Notre Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born February 27, 1659/1660 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died July 2, 1725 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada. Pierre Janot -dit -Lachipelle was described as an “engageur ouest”: a voyageur to the west.
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Jean-Baptiste Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born January 26, 1671/1672 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died March 20, 1735/1736 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada; married Elisabeth Renault (possibly Regnault or Renaud) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1681 in Quebec, Canada; died November 11, 1747 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Pierre Tessier dit Lavigne, born February 21, 1673/1674 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died February 23, 1673/1674 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Jacques Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 2, 1674/1675 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died May 9, 1738 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Marie Adhemar May 10, 1699 in Notre Dame, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; born October 28, 1679 in Champlain, Quebec, Canada; died May 17 1754 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born March 11, 1677 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died March 3, 1747 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada; married Marguerite-Therese Lussier May 23, 1703 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada; born September 3, 1683 in Varennes, Quebec, Canada; died May 7, 1748 in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada.
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Nicolas Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born June 17, 1679 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died January 4, 1757 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1730 Jacques Lussier, born abt. 1646 in St-Eustache, Paris, France; died June 12, 1713 in Sorel, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Jacques Lussier and Marguerite Darmine. He married (1) Charlotte Lamarche September 30, 1669 in Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1649 in Paris, France (2) 1731. Catherine Clerice, October 12, 1671 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
1731 Catherine Clerice, born abt. 1653 in St-Sulpice, Paris, France; died March 1, 1715 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Pierre Clerice and Marie Lefebvre.
Children of Jacques Lussier and Catherine Clerice:
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Unnamed Lussier, born abt. 1672 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died abt. 1672 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada.
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Christophe Lussier, born September 15, 1673 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died February 5, 1752 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; married Catherine Gauthier November 12, 1696 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; born November 5, 1673 in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada; died February 7, 1756 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada.
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Pierre Lussier, born May 23, 1675 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died March 3, 1720 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada; married Marguerite Viau September 13, 1699 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; born December 4, 1680 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died November 13, 1754 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
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Catherine Lussier, born January 20, 1677 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died August 10, 1719 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; married Jacques David October 11, 1690 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1665.
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Jacques Lussier, born September 18, 1678 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; married Marie Senecal July 10, 1702 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1685 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada.
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Francois Lussier, born July 10, 1680 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died July 27, 1680 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Madeleine Lussier, born September 20, 1681 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Michel Petit February 4, 1699 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1677 in Quebec, Canada..
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Marguerite-Therese Lussier, born September 3, 1683 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died May 7, 1748 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; married Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne May 23, 1703 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born March 11, 1677 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died March 3, 1747 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada.
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Jean-Baptiste Lussier, born August 11, 1685 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died November 2, 1708 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Francoise Foisy-dit-Lafreniere October 28, 1707 in St-Sulpice, Quebec, Canada; born January 21, 1688 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; died April 5, 1737 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada.
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Jean Lussier, born March 2, 1687 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; died December 10, 1687 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Louise Lussier, born March 27, 1689 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; Married Jean-Baptiste Bousquet abt. 1703 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born September 3, 1674 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Marie-Jeanne Lussier, born February 23, 1692 in Boucherville, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; married Antoine Foisy October 23, 1707 in Repentigny, L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada; born June 15, 1681 in Champlain, Quebec; died March 26, 1760 in Varennes, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada.

Generation 12

2048 Hans Spieth (Johannes der Jungere), born March 5, 1641 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 3, 1716 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 4096. Johannes Spieth and 4097. Margareta Zuber. He married 2049. Barbara Spieth June 3, 1662.
2049 Barbara Spieth, born July 23, 1642 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 30, 1725 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 4098. Georg Spieth and 4099. Anna Nagel.
Children on Hans Spieth and Barbara Spieth:
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Anna Spieth, born January 12, 1664 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 20, 1744 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Johann Georg Spieth, born September 3, 1665 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 7, 1748 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Maria Berner July 27, 1700 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born July 8, 1672 in Altdorf, Boblingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 13, 1744 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Hans Jacob Spieth, born June 1, 1667 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Michel Spieth, born December 13, 1668 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Anna Maria Spieth, born July 30, 1670 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 17, 1698 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Hans Conrad Spieth, born January 19, 1672 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 4, 1672 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Hans Conrad Spieth, born March 25, 1673 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 29, 1684 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Barbara Spieth, born March 10, 1675 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 5, 1751 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Ludwig Traub June 12, 1708 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 30, 1678 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 7, 1754 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Adam Spieth, born January 5, 1677 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died in Strumpfelbach, Germany.
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Eva Spieth, born September 26, 1678 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 28, 1678 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Jeremias Spieth, born May 11, 1680 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 23, 1751 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Barbara Haug November 2, 1710 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born January 13, 1686 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany; died June 4, 1760 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xii.
Margareta Spieth, born March 19, 1683 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 8, 1683 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xiii.
Regina Magdalena Spieth, born August 31, 1684 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xiv.
Jerg Spieth, born March 16, 1686 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xv.
Tobias Spieth, born April 14, 1689 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2050 Michael Haug, born May 23, 1655 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Christian Haug and Catherine Sohn. He married 2051. Margaretha Fischer April 8, 1678 in Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2051 Margaretha Fischer, born February 20, 1654 in Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Jacob Fischer and Christina Halm.
Children of Michael Haug and Margaretha Fischer:
i.
Johannes Haug, born January 18, 1679 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Johann Jacob Haug, born September 7, 1680 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Johann Conrad Haug, born October 16, 1681 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Anna Christina Haug, born June 14, 1683 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 4, 1760 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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Anna Barbara Haug, born January 13, 1686 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 4, 1760 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Jeremias Spieth November 2, 1710 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born May 11, 1680 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, died March 23, 1751 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vi.
Anna Margaretha Haug, born April 18, 1690 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vii.
Anna Magdalena Haug, born October 6, 1697 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2056
Jerg Spieth, born December 29, 1643 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 17, 1709 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 4112. Jerg Spieth and 4113. Maria Nagel. He married 2057. Ana Ilg September 17, 1668 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2057 Anna Ilg, born September 4, 1641 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 18, 1716 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
Children on Jerg Spieth and Anna Ilg:
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Friderich Jacob Spieth, born October 18, 1670 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 3, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Catherina Lang November 21, 1699; born June 6, 1671 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 14, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Georg Spieth, born August 14, 1672 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 24, 1687 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Hans Caspar Spieth, born January 11, 1678 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 6, 1755 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Catherina Spieth September 5, 1702 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1678; died October 24, 1744 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Conrad Spieth, born May 27, 1680 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 3, 1684 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Anna Maria Spieth, born October 1, 1682 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 15, 1683 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2058
Georg Lang, born August 30, 1631 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 3, 1676 in in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 4116. Hans Lang and 4117. Margaretha. He married 2059. Catharina Spieth October 19, 1658 in in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2059 Catharina Spieth, born February 20, 1639 in in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 19, 1713 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 4118. Hans Spieth and 4119. Agnes Ketz.
Children on Georg Lang and Catharina Spieth:
i.
Johannes Georg Lang, born January 15, 1660 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 27, 1715 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married (1) Barbara Merkhlin March 28, 1688 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 7, 1659 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 22, 1697 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (2) Anna Maria, born abt. 1670.
ii.
Christoph Lang, born April 26, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 24, 1726 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Catharina Schumacher August 31, 1686 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 5, 1652 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 15, 1698 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Andreas Lang, born July 6, 1666 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 23, 1748 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Barbara Zuber September 18, 1694 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 24, 1654 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died November 10, 1725 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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iv.
Anna Catharina Lang, born June 6, 1671 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 14, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Friederich Jacob Spieth November 21, 1699 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born October 18, 1670 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 3, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2060 Michael Schumacher, born October 2, 1638 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 11, 1692 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 4120. Georg Schumacher and 4121. Anna. He married 2061. Anna Spieth April 9, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2061 Anna Spieth, born abt. 1614 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 13, 1685 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 4098. Georg Spieth and 4099. Anna Nagel.
Children of Michael Schumacher and Anna Spieth:
i.
Anna Schumacher, born June 21, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Barbara Schumacher, born December 9, 1663 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, died December 20, 1663 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Maria Schumacher, born December 1, 1664 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 2, 1705 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johannes Maul November 25, 1690 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born May 7, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 17, 1740 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Michael Schumacher, born September 22, 1666 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 20, 1669 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Catharina Schumacher, born March 5, 1670 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 3, 1716 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vi.
Barbara Schumacher, born January 4, 1672 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 10, 1672 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vii.
Michel Schumacher, born April 28, 1673 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
viii.
Anna Margarita/Magdalena Schumacher, born June 7, 1675 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 10, 1676 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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ix.
Conrad Schumacher, born August 22, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 26, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Elizabetha Eberspaecher May 29, 1705 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born May 11, 1669 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 5, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2062 Johannes Eberspaecher, born October 29, 1642 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Georg Eberspaecher and Elizabetha Hegelin. He married 2063. Magdalena Binder August 17, 1668 in Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2063 Magdalena Binder, born January 15, 1647 in Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Lorentz Binder and Catherina Gesslin.
Children of Johannes Eberspaecher and Magdalena Binder:
1031
i.
Elizabetha Eberspaecher, born May 11, 1669 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 5, 1737 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married (1) David Spieth June 14, 1692 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1670; died March 29, 1705 (2) Conrad Schumacher May 29, 1705 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born August 22, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 26, 1735 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Elizabetha Eberspaecher's first husband David Spieth was the son of Hans Spieth, who was the son of 4098. Georg Spieth and 4099. Anna Nagel.
ii.
Hans Georg Eberspaecher, born September 16, 1670 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Maria Magdalena Eberspaecher, born July 11, 1673 in Liebersbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2074 Jacob Berner, born abt. 1640; died abt. 1700.
Child of Jacob Berner:
1037
i.
Anna Maria Berner, born July 8, 1672 in Altdorf, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 13, 1744 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johann Georg Spieth July 27, 1700 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born September 3, 1665 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 7, 1748 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2928
Major Thomas Owsley, born June 11, 1658 in Stoqursey, Somerset, England; died October 10, 1700 in Stafford County, Virginia. He was the son of 5856. Reverend John Owsley and 5857. Dorothea Poyntz. He married 2929. Ann Harris abt. 1680, either in Jamaica, or Virginia.
2929 Ann Harris, born abt. 1663 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died abt. 1751 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 5858. William Harris and 5859. Jane.
Thomas Owsley is the father of the Owsley family in America.

Thomas Owsley was baptized by his father, the Reverend John Owsley, in the Priory Church of St. Andrew in Stogursey in October 1658. Young Thomas Owsley apparently never completed his college education, and by September 1677 he had arrived in the Colony of Virginia. Over the next three years he seems to have engaged in an enterprise that necessitated travel between England and the Colonies. In 1679 he was taken prisoner by Algerian pirates, and was ransomed to the villagers of Glooston, the parish in Leicestershire, England, where his father served as rector.

By 1680 Thomas had settled in Stafford County and at the age of only 22, he held the position of Clerk of the County Court. From the earliest days this important position was always held by a man of education, and Thomas Owsley was well suited for the post. His clerical duties appear to have been of short duration, however, for he was soon engaged in a more profitable business as agent for Colonel Cadwallader Jones, to traffic in a variety of commodities, excepting munitions, with the Nantecoke Indians. His business dealings were lucrative, resulting in an accumulation of wealth and prestige, sufficient to establish himself as host for the Stafford County Court in his home on 12 November l690.

During those years his status in the colony grew. He was given a commission in the Stafford County Militia and was appointed a Justice of the Peace. During this period, militia officers generally held concurrent judicial positions within their respective counties, and Thomas Owsley had his hands full ensuring both the safety of the region and his part in the administration of justice. On several occasions he forwarded letters to the governor's council and in one instance was the lone dissenting justice in a case heard before the county court. On June 8, 1692, Captain Thomas Owsley was given command of a detachment of ten men who were then added to the Potomac Rangers. Commissioned by the Virginia legislature, this group was to range the frontier from above the Occoquan to the head of this river as protection against hostile Indians. That same date he was sworn in for another one year term as Justice of the Peace.

In May 1692, he was residing upon his plantation on Pohick Run when Indians attacked his home. A letter, presented to the Maryland General Assembly, describes the events:

Last night about 11 or 12 a Clock Came two men from Mr. Owsleys to Captain Addisons to give notice that about 3 a Clock in the afternoon Mr. Owsleys negro Woman going betwixt the Lower and Upper house was almost killed by two Indians and hath two wounds in her head, and a peice of Skin the breadth of a Crown piece flead off her skull, and stabed under the right Breast, which wound is thought to be Mortal and Stabbed through one Arm, with several other small wounds, a Cooper being at a Little Distance heard her Cry out, who with another Man with him made towards her, which frightened them away and in a Little time after Mr. Owsley being out, came home with his Ranging Party and Eleven Pisscataway Indians with him, who immediately went after them & found where they had Camped near to the house. The Indians say they think by the footing there is ten of them. They pursued them so hard that they dropped several things 1st pair of Mackasoons, one stick like a back sword much like that you did see at Captain Addisons; Mr Owsley returned to his house last night, but the Indians are still in pursuit, who says they doubt not to come up with them, unless they Come over Potowmack it Owsley and his Party is appointed by Our Indians to meet them again this Day.

About 1692 , Thomas married Ann Harris, likely the only child of William Harris, a British Army officer who had arrived in the Colony over 20 years earlier.

In 1692 Thomas Owsley was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses from Stafford County, and took his oath on March 3, 1693. He served again from 1695 to 1696. Again he served as a Burgess in 1698. In that year, the militia officers included "Capt Thomas Owsley” of Stafford Parish, which later became Overwharton Parish. He was described as commanding a detachment of 53 men.

On June 3, 1699, Thomas Owsley was appointed a Major in the Stafford County Militia and was thus second in command under Lieutenant Colonel George Mason, the commander-in-chief. That same year Thomas was again serving as Clerk of the County Court and continued in that position until his death.

When he died he had land holdings of 2390 acres. In addition, the inventory of his estate reveals that his widow, Anne Owsley, came into possession of not only the household furniture and cattle, but servants as well. She later married a man named John Wheeler.

Children of Thomas Owsley and Ann Harris:
i.
Ann Owsley, born in Virginia.
ii.
Jane Owsley, born abt. 1681 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died May 29, 1734 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
iii.
Mary Owsley, born abt. 1683 in Stafford County, Virginia.
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iv.
Thomas Owsley, born before March 27, 1697 in Stafford County, Virginia; died July 4, 1750 in Fairfax County, Virginia; married Ann abt. 1730 in Prince William County, Virginia; born abt. 1707 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England; died March 3, 1751 in Stafford County, Virginia.
v.
Poyntz Owsley, born abt. 1699 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died April 7, 1742 in Y. Somme, Picardie, France.
vi.
Sarah Owsley, born abt. 1700 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died abt. 1741 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia.
2932 Thomas Middleton, born abt. 1674 in Charles County, Maryland; died abt. 1744 in Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland. He was the son of 5864. Robert Middleton and 5865. Mary Wheeler. He married (1) 2933. Penelope Hatton abt. 1703 in Charles County, Maryland (2) Alice Smallwood (3) Susanna Brett.
2933 Penelope Hatton, born abt. 1674 in Charles County, Maryland; died in September 1730 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She was the daughter of 5866. William Hatton and 5867. Mary Beckerdike.
Children of Thomas Middleton and Penelope Hatton:
i.
Hatton Middleton, born December 9, 1705 in St. John’s Piscataway Parish, Maryland; died in Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland.
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ii.
Thomas Middleton, born January 29, 1706 in Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland; died April 13, 1767 in Loudoun County, Virginia; married Ann Bayne abt. 1729 in Maryland; born abt. 1712 in Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland; died April 13 1767 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
iii.
Benjamin Middleton, born February 24, 1709 in Charles County, Maryland.
iv.
Mary Middleton, born abt. 1709 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
v.
Penelope Weston Middleton, born March 12, 1712 in Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland; died September 7, 1797 in Kiokee, Columbia County, Georgia; married Leonard Marbury abt. 1730 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; born January 31, 1708 in Marburys Chance, St. John’s Parish, Prince George’s County, Maryland; died April 29, 1794 in Kiokee, Columbia County, Georgia.
vi.
Sarah Middleton, born abt. 1713.
vii.
Eleanor Middleton, born abt. 1714.
viii.
Elizabeth Middleton, born abt. 1714.
ix.
Susannah Middleton, born abt. 1720.
2934 Walter Bayne, born abt 1683 in Maryland; died abt. 1750 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He married 2935. Martha Hawkins.
2935 Martha Hawkins, born abt. 1690 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; died June 12, 1755 in Maryland.

Child of Walter Bayne and Martha Hawkins:

1467
i.
Ann Bayne, born abt. 1712 in Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland; died April 13, 1767 in Loudoun County, Virginia; married Thomas Middleton abt. 1729 in Maryland; born January 29, 1706 in Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland; died April 13, 1767 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
2976
John Ashcraft, born July 12, 1618 in England; died April 28, 1666 in St. Michael Parish, Barbados. He was the son of 5952. Richard Ashcraft and 5953. Alice Towers. He married 2977. Elizabeth Peers.
2977 Elizabeth Peers, born abt 1618 in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England; died after 1678.
It is believed that John was a seafaring man who made numerous trips in the shipping lanes from England to Barbados to America, with stops in Connecticut and Virginia. The cargo out of Barbados would have been rum, molasses, and slaves.
Children of John Ashcraft and Elizabeth Peers:
1488
i.
John Ashcraft II, born abt. 1644 in Barbados; died September 15, 1680 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; married Hannah Osborne December 12, 1670 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; born December 18, 1657 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died August 17, 1715 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
ii.
Richard Ashcraft, born in Barbados.
iii.
Edward Ashcraft, born in Barbados; died abt. 1665.
iv.
Susanna Ashcraft, born in Haigh, Lancashire, England.
v.
Elizabeth Ashcraft, born in Barbados.
vi.
Peers Ashcraft, born abt. 1658 in England.
2978 John Osborne, born abt. 1621 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died October 27, 1686 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; He was the son of 5956. John Osborne and 5957. Susan Juggins. He married 2979. Anne Oldage May 19, 1643 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
2979 Anne Oldage, born January 15, 1627 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died August 28, 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; She was the daughter of 5958. Richard Oldage.
Children of John Osborne and Anne Oldage:
i.
John Osborne, born January 15, 1648 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died September 29, 1682 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
ii.
Ann Osborne, born January 10, 1646 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died April 10, 1706 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
iii.
Nathaniel Osborne, born March 10, 1650 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died October 25, 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
iv.
Samuel Osborne, born July 25, 1652 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died April 23, 1653 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
v.
Mary Osborne, born April 16, 1655 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died August 6, 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
vi.
Sarah Osborne, born February 3, 1656 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
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vii.
Hannah Osborne, born December 18, 1657 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died August 17, 1715 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; married John Ashcraft III December 12, 1670 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; born abt. 1644 in Barbados; died September 15, 1680 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
viii.
Samuel Osborne, born May 8, 1660 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died June 21, 1736 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
ix.
Esther Osborne, born August 9, 1662 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died October 27, 1686 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
x.
Isaac Osborne, born September 28, 1664 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died November 24, 1673 in Windham, Windsor, Vermont.
3424
Jean Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1645 in Echillais, Rochefort, Saintes, Saintonge, France; died May 27, 1690 in Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 6848. Mathurin Gauthier and 6849. Catherine Loumeaux. He married 3425. Angelique Lefebvre-dit-Battanville January 21, 1674/75 in the Church of Notre Dame de Quebec, Canada.
3425 Angelique Lefebvre-dit-Battanville, born abt. 1661 in St. Godard-de-Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France; died January 29, 1712 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 6850. Louis Lefebvre-dit-Battanville and 6851. Suzanne DeBure. She married (2) Pierre Brunet September 4, 1690 in Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1661 in St-Nicolas-de-Bourbueil, Loire, Rhone-Alpes, France; died January 29, 1712 in Quebec, Canada.
Jean crossed the ocean to Quebec in 1672 , from the Saintonge d'Echillais, Diocese of Saintes, in the town of Charente-Inferieure, District of Marennes, Canton of Saint-Agnant, 5 kilometers from Rochefort, gateway to Aunes and LaRochelle. His arrival year is authenticated by a contract between Jean and a merchant, Alexander Petit, in November 1674. Jean had run up debts with Petit, and signed a note promising a payment of 303 livres “in good furs or cash” upon the arrival of a ship in the upcoming summer. Jean claimed to have helped build a boat for the King, and had not yet been paid.

On January 21, 1675, Jean married Angelique Lefebvre, thirteen or fourteen years old at the time, and daughter to the brewer Louis Lefebvre-dit-Battanville. In March, 1676, the new couple rented a house from Pierre Bouvier. The following July, they were evicted for non-payment of rent. In June, 1678, Jean’s fortunes had improved, and he managed to purchase a property “with the building above” which fronted the street at a mere seventeen feet wide. Jean paid 1000 livres for the site, and the contract noted his status as a “taillandier.” In 1680, Angelique received a piece of land, an advance on the inheritance from her father, a “Christmas Present” in the nearby village of St-Charles, Charlesbourg, two arpents (slightly smaller than a modern acre) by thirty arpents. Another windfall: in 1677, Francois Jaquet-dit-Langevin, the godfather of Jean’s first son, Francois, contributed 200 Livres for the boy.

Jean was a Taillandier et Forgeron, a master edge-tool maker, forging fine tools, well tempered knives and solid agricultural instruments. His shop was nearly a boarding house, as he took on apprentices, the usual contract being a three or four year education in the trade, in exchange for room, board, food and clothing. Jean successfully sued the father of one young man who left his apprenticeship three months early. The family must have been financially sound, as the 1681 census shows that they had a fifteen year old maid. The Gauthier house and workshop were cramped, and in 1684 a new two floor home, seventeen by thirty-two feet in dimension, replaced the old one.

Tragedy struck on November 6, 1686, during a large boisterous community celebration for the unveiling of a statue of King Louis XIV, on Place Royale in Quebec’s Lower Town. Probably as a result of too much drink, Jean badgered a merchant named Henri Petit-dit-Bruneau with an old shotgun. Either he didn't know the weapon was loaded or he didn't care, and it went off, wounding Mr. Petit., who died thirteen days later.

Jean was tried, found guilty of murder and was sentenced to be taken to the entry of the Cathedral, on his knees "to make honorable amends, head bared, a rope around his neck, and a burning torch in his hand." Then he was exiled from the town forever. Fines topping 2000 livres were imposed. Jean appealed, pleaded "not guilty" and his sentence was commuted. He had to pay 300 livres to the Petit widow and 100 livres to the King, plus court costs. It was a moral and economic catastrophe for Jean, haunting him until his death a few years later, at the age of 45.

Angelique quickly remarried, and about four years later Jean’s estate was divided among family members. Angelique retained the Charlesbourg property, and Jean’s tools and manufacturing enterprise went to his son, Francois, another blacksmith and maker of fine edge-tools.

Children of Jean Gauthier-dit-Larouche and Angelique Lefebvre:
i.
Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born October 11, 1675 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died February 1, 1747 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Louise Augran January 9, 1696 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; born July 8, 1679 in Sorel, Quebec, Canada; died February 23, 1715 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (2) Marie Marchand February 18, 1716 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; born May 11, 1688 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died November 29, 1728 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. like his father, Francois Gauthier-dit-Larouche was a blacksmith, an edge-toolmaker.
ii.
Catherine-Angelique Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born April 25, 1677 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died September 3, 1742 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Pierre Samson November 24, 1695 in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; born March 15, 1671 in Lauzon, Quebec, Canada; died May 14, 1709 in Lauzon, Quebec, Canada (2) Edouard Clement October 27, 1710 in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
iii.
Jean-Baptiste Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born June 18, 1679 in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died April 14, 1699 in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
iv.
Jean-Baptiste Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born June 18, 1679 in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died April 14, 1699 in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
1712
v.
Claude-Louis Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born December 23, 1684 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died April 23, 1731 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Francoise Gagne May 10, 1710 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born January 22, 1696 in Petit-Riviere, Quebec, Canada; died June 1, 1778 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
vi.
Pierre Gauthier-dit-Larouche, April 27, 1687 in Basseville, Quebec, Canada; died November 20, 1708 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Like his father, Pierre Gauthier-dit-Larouche was a blacksmith.
vii.
Hilaire Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born October 20, 1689 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died February 15, 1690 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Children of Pierre Brunet and Angelique Lefebvre-dit-Battanville:
i.
Jean Brunet, born December 27, 1694 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; married Madeleine-Agathe Larcheveque September 23, 1715 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1696.
ii.
Pierre Brunet, born June 27, 1697 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died February 13, 1715 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
iii.
Louis Brunet, born August 27, 1703 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died December 6, 1741 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
3426 Ignace Gagne, born March 12, 1656 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died July 20, 1702 in Hotel-Dieu, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Louis Gagne and Marie Michel. He married (1) Barbe Dodier November 5, 1680 in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1664; died February 7, 1689 in Petit-Riviere-St-François, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada (2) 3427. Louise Tremblay November 6, 1689 in L’Ange-Gardien, Rouville, Quebec, Canada.
3427 Louise Tremblay, born October 20, 1669 in L’Ange-Gardien, Rouville, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Pierre Tremblay and Ozanne Achon.
Children of Ignace Gagne and Barbe Dodier:
i.
Louise Gagne, born September 20, 1683 in Petit-Riviere-St-François, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died September 24, 1747 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Gabriel-Robert Dufour April 26, 1703 in Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1678 in Calvados, Normandie, France; died June 26, 1720 in Montmorency, Quebec, Canada (2) Guillaume Boily October 30, 1726 in St-Pierre, Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born January 12, 1682 in St-Jouin-de-Marnes, Deux-Sevres, France; died February 17, 1764 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
ii.
Genevieve Gagne, born May 27, 1686 in Petit-Riviere-St-François, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died April 9, 1731 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Louis Gonthier April 13, 1706 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born February 27, 1679 in Quebec, Canada; died December 19, 1728 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada (2) Philippe Savard November 22, 1729 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born November 14, 1700 in Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada; died April 10, 1731 in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
iii.
Jacques Gagne, born October 8, 1688 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Helene Perron February 24, 1716 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born February 7, 1694 in L’Ange-Gardien, Rouville, Quebec, Canada; died October 25, 1735 in St-Familie, Quebec, Canada.
Children of Ignace Gagne and Louise Tremblay:
i.
Ignace Gagne, born October 27, 1690 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died April 14, 1759 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Angelique Dufour in 1719; born May 23, 1694 in Chateau-Richer, Cote-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada; died August 20, 1695 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
ii.
Pierre Gagne, born September 15, 1692 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Marie-Josephte Dufour 1n 1720 in St-Joachim, Montmorency, Canada; born September 19, 1697 in Chateau-Richer, Cote-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada (2) Angelique Dubeau May 14, 1725 in St-Francois, Ile d’Orleans, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1702; died January 21, 1774 in St-Francois, Ile d’Orleans, Quebec, Canada.
1713
iii.
Marie-Francoise Gagne, born January 22, 1696 in Petit-Riviere-St-François, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died June 1, 1778 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Claude-Louis Gauthier-dit-Larouche May 10, 1714 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born December 23, 1684 in Quebec, Canada; died April 23, 1731 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada (2) Jean-Baptiste Otis February 9, 1733 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1680 in Dover, New Hampshire, United States; died September 15, 1760 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
iv.
Francois-Xavier Gagne, born February 24, 1698 in Petit-Riviere-St-François, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Genevieve Fillion January 16, 1719 in St-Joachim, Montmorency, Canada; born abt. 1698; died November 9, 1778 in Petit-Riviere-St-François, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
v.
Barbe Gagne, born November 16, 1699 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, died March 25, 1723 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; married Augustin Boivin July 8, 1715 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; born May 2, 1690 in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada; died October 14, 1771 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
vi.
Raphael Gagne, born July 13, 1701 in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada; died April 26, 1767 in St-Francois, Ile d’Orleans, Quebec, Canada; married Marie-Josephte Alliare July 4, 1729 in St-Francois, Ile d’Orleans, Quebec, Canada; July 28, 1710 in St-Francois, Ile d’Orleans, Quebec, Canada; died May 20, 1774 in St-Francois, Ile d’Orleans, Quebec, Canada.
3456 Artus Tessier, born abt.1590 in Chateau Laville, Angers, Touraine, France; died March 21, 1689 in Touraine, France. He married 3457. Jeanne Meine abt. 1615 in Angers, Touraine, France.
3457 Jeanne Meine, born abt. 1595 in Chateau Laville, Angers, Touraine, France.

Child of Artus Tessier and Jeanne Meine:

1728
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Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne, born abt. 1625 in Angers, Touraine, France; died March 21, 1688/1689 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Marie Archambault September 28, 1648 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1644 in France; died August 8, 1685 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
3458 Jacques Archambault, born abt. 1604 in L’Ardilliere, Dompierre, Rochelle, Aunis, France; died February 15, 1688 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of 6916. Antoine Archambault and 6917. Renee Ouvrad. He married (1) 3459. Francoise Toureau January 24, 1628/1629 (2) Marie Denot-de-la-Martiniere January 26, 1665/1666; born abt. 1610 in Porcheresse, Anglomeme, France.
3459 Francoise Toureau, born abt. 1600 in France; died December 9, 1663 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of 6918. Francois Tourand and 6919. Marthe Noire.
Jacques Archambault is the ancestral father of all the Archambaults in North America, through his son Laurent. He was described in France as a laborer and wine maker, and evidence exists of at least one contract for the delivery of barrels of wine in France.

Perhaps on August 5, 1645, but more likely on September 23, 1646, Jacques, his wife and six children arrived in Quebec. A crossing of the ocean by an entire family was a very rare occurranceduring those times, and it is supposed that the emigration was a late consequence of the political and religious forces which propelled the Huguenot Diaspora a decade or two earlier. He was likely recruited by Pierre Le Gardeur-de-Repentigny, Director of Embarkations at LaRochelle from 1645 to 1647, who was also Commander the a ship Le Cardinal.

It seems that Pierre Le Gardeur-de-Repentigny hired Jacques to run his farm, starting on October 16, 1647. The lease provided the Archambault family with a dwelling, two oxen, two cows, one heifer, and some pigs.

It was in Quebec that Jacques witnessed the marriages of three of his daughters: Anne married Michel Chauvin, later accused of bigamy; Marie married Urbain Tessier dit Lavigne; Jacquette married Paul Chalifou. Jacquette was the only child of Jacques Archambault to remain rooted in Quebec City.

The regions of Quebec named Trois-Rivieres and Montreal urgently needed colonists, and Jacques was persuaded by Montreal’s governor, Mr. de Maisonneuve, to relocate to the settlement of Ville-Marie by a combination of land and money (300 Livres). He was granted a parcel in the country outside Montreal, and a parcel in the city of thirty arpents (French acres, somewhat smaller than a modern acre). These parcels were usually long and thin, two arpents wide along the river, and stretching fifteen arpents inland into the cultivatable land. The decision to relocate to Montreal was also made easy by the fact that two of his daughters had already settled there. On a more tragic note, his older son Denys had lost his life in Montreal during a battle with the Iroquois the previous year.

Ville-Marie was a new settlement established on a point of land between the Saint-Laurent river and the little river called Saint-Pierre. In the1650‘s, the Iroquois tribes in the area formed a coalition with the intent to destroy Ville-Marie. The colony was continually exposed to attack.

On March 30, 1655, Jacques and several residents of Ville-Marie hired the master surgeon Étienne Bouchard “to dress and give medications for all sorts of things, illnesses both natural and accidental, except for the Plague,” for the signers and their family for the yearly amount of five livres. This is said to be the first example of health insurance established on the North American continent.

On October 11, 1658, Jacques Archambault signed a contract with the island’s governor to build a well, five feet in diameter “in the fort at Place d’Armes.” Jacques guaranteed at least two feet of steady water at the bottom. He was paid 300 livres and ten pots of brandy (eau-de-vie) for his work. This was the first well ever constructed on the island. Jacques quickly got a reputation as a true dowser; indeed an image often associated with him shows a smiling man holding the traditional forked tree branch of that mysterious trade. The following year, on June 8, 1659, Mr. Gabriel de Queylus, founder of the Saint-Sulpice Seminary of Montreal, contracted Jacques to dig another well in the garden of the hospital. Once again, a promise of two feet of water in the well was made, and once again, the fee was set at 300 livres and ten pots of brandy. This became a standard payment, and there is evidence of several more wells being constructed. One well was shared by three men, and it is often held up as a sign of the patience of Jacques Archambault that one of these men finally paid off his share of the bill sixteen years later.

On June 25, 1678, Urbain Tessier and his brothers-in-law, Laurent Archambault, Jean Gervaise and Gilles Lauzon, granted Jacques Archambault a life pension of 100 livres "septuagenarian and quite unable to work to earn his living and clothing, for the natural friendship they bear him, as they have always done."

Children of Jacques Archambault and Francoise Toureau:
i.
Denys Archambault, born September 12, 1630 in Dompierre, Rochelle, Aunis, France; died July 26, 1651 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. On May 6, 1651, Denys was one of the men who came to the aid of Jean Boudard and his wife Catherine Mercier during an Indian raid. Jean was killed, and his wife was captured and tortured at an unknown location. Later that year, on Ste-Anne’s Day, two hundred Iroquois attacked Ville-Marie, particularly the hospital. Lambert Closse and his men continued this desperate struggle throughout the day. The attackers lost many men. Denys Archambault, while lighting a cannon for the third time, “was killed by an explosion from this weapon which shattered and killed a lot of the enemy.”
ii.
Anne Archambault, born abt. 1631 in Dompierre, Rochelle, Aunis, France; died July 30, 1699 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Michel Chauvin July 27, 1617 in Ste-Suzanne, Maine, France; born abt. 1617 in Ste-Suzanne, Maine, France; died bef. 1654 (2) Jean Gervaise February 3, 1689/1690 in Montreal, Quebec, France; born abt. 1621 in Souvigne, Angers, Touraine, France, died March 12, 1689/1690 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. While passing through France in 1650, Louis Prudhomme learned that Michel Chauvin’s lawful wife was living in poverty at Ste-Suzanne. On October 8, 1650, in the presence of Paul de Chomedey, according to the notes of the notary Jean de Saint-Père, Chauvin admitted his bigamy, and was returned to France. Jean Gervaise, master baker, then took Anne Archambault for his wife.
iii.
Jacquette Archambault, born abt. 1631 in Dompierre, Rochelle, Aunis, France; died July 30, 1699 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Michel Chauvin July 27, 1617 in Ste-Suzanne, Maine, France; born abt. 1617 in Ste-Suzanne, Maine, France; died bef. 1654 in Quebec, Canada (2) Jean Gervaise February 3, 1653/1654 in Souvigne, Angers, Touraine, France; born abt. 1621 in Souvigne, Angers, Touraine, France; died March 12, 1689/1690 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1729
iv.
Marie Archambault, born February 24, 1636 in Dompierre, Rochelle, Aunis, France; died August 16, 1719 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada; married Urbain Tessier-dit-Lavigne September 28, 1648 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1625 in Angers, Touraine, France; died March 21, 1688/1689 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
v.
Louise Archambault, born March 16, 1640 in Dompierre, Rochelle, Aunis, France; died abt. 1644. Louise Archambault was the only one of her siblings not to cross the Atlantic, due to her early death.
vi.
Laurent Archambault, born January 10, 1642 in Dompierre, Rochelle, Aunis, France; died April 19, 1730 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada; married Catherine Marchand January 7, 1659/1670 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1640 in St-Sulpice, Paris, France. More about Laurent Archambault: he was a carpenter.
vii.
Marie Archambault, born abt. 1644 in France; died August 8, 1685 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Gilles Lauzon November 27, 1656 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1631 in St-Julien, Caens, Normandie, France; died September 21, 1687 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Generation 13

4096
Johannes (Hans) Spieth, born abt. 1610 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 23, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He married 4097. Margareta Zuber May 15, 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4097 Margareta Zuber, born abt. 1614; died December 31, 1681 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 8194. Conrad Zuber.
Children of Johannes Spieth and Margareta Zuber:
i.
Maria Spieth, born January 15, 1637 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 23, 1659 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Margareta Spieth, born February 22, 1639 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 8, 1640 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2048
iii.
Hans (Johannes der Jungere) Spieth, born March 5, 1641 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 3, 1746 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Barbara Spieth June 3, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born July 23, 1642 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 30 1725 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Georg Spieth, born November 11, 1642 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died November 24, 1642 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Margareta Spieth, born July 15, 1644 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 19, 1688 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vi.
Anna Spieth, born August 24, 1648 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 23, 1710 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Adam Schwegler; born April 9, 1649 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 20, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4098 Georg Spieth, born abt. 1600; died October 31, 1676 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He married (1) 4099. Anna Nagel February 2, 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (2) 4113. Maria Nagel September 22, 1661 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4099 Anna Nagel, born abt. 1602; died February 25, 1660 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 8198. Hans Nagel.
Children of Georg Spieth and Anna Nagel:
2061
i.
Anna Spieth, born November 17, 1637 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 15, 1679 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Michael Schumacher April 9, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born October 2, 1638 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 11, 1692 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Hans Spieth, born June 21, 1640 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 1, 1722 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Maria Hummel December 4, 1660 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born September 24, 1640 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 2, 1704 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2049
iii.
Barbara Spieth, born July 23, 1642 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 30, 1725 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Hans Spieth June 3, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born March 4, 1641 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 3, 1716 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
Child of Georg Spieth and Maria Nagel:
i.
Hans Jerg Spieth, born January 22, 1663 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 12, 1743 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Catherina Nagel May 3, 1687 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born October 13, 1661 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 5, 1721 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4112 Jerg Spieth, born abt. 1610 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg; died May 22, 1671. He was the son of 8224. Hans Spieth. He married 4113. Maria Nagel January 4, 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4113 Maria Nagel, born abt. 1613 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 25, 1685 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 8198. Hans Nagel.
More about Jerg Spieth and Maria Nagel: Their Son Jerg and Daughter Maria married sister and brother Anna Ilg and Georg Ilg, children of 4114. Caspar Ilg and 4115. Anna Zuber.

Maria had a second marriage to 4098. Georg Spieth, after her sister Anna (Georg’s first wife) died.

Children of Jerg Spieth and Maria Nagel:
i.
Anna Barbara Spieth, born October 22, 1637 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 28, 1656 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Maria Spieth, born October 6, 1640 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 11, 1645 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Catharina Spieth, born March 19, 1642 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
2056
iv.
Jerg Spieth, born December 29, 1643 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 17, 1709 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Ilg September 17, 1668 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born September 4, 1641 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 18, 1716 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Maria Spieth, born February 7, 1646 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died November 2, 1695 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vi.
Hans Spieth, born September 7, 1647 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 31, 1685 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Catharina Schumacher February 13, 1672 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 5, 1652 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 15, 1698 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vii.
Margareta Spieth, born January 13, 1651 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 30, 1701 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Michael Hummel November 20, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born April 11, 1656 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 24, 1690 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
viii.
Maria Spieth, born October 17, 1653 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 15, 1690 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Georg Ilg September 14, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born May 4, 1652 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 23, 1712 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ix.
Anna Spieth, born June 27, 1656 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 2, 1666 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4114 Caspar Ilg, born abt. 1611; died February 16, 1683 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He married 4115. Anna Zuber January 17, 1641 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4115 Anna Zuber, born abt. 1613 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 17, 1676 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 8194. Conrad Zuber.
More about Caspar Ilg and Anna Zuber: Their daughter Anna and Son Georg married brother and sister Jerg Spieth and Maria Spieth, children of 4112. Jerg Spieth and 4113. Maria Nagel.
Children of Caspar Ilg and Anna Zuber:
2057
i.
Anna Ilg, born September 4, 1641 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 18, 1716 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Jerg Spieth September 17, 1668 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 29, 1643 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 17, 1709 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Maria Ilg, born June 29, 1643 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 22, 1687 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Christian Schumacher July 22, 1670 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born September 3, 1642 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 28, 1683 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Conrad Ilg, born December 2, 1644 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Catharina Ilg, born April 2, 1646 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 27, 1646 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Margareta Ilg, born April 2, 1646 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 24, 1646 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vi.
Catharina Ilg, born March 8, 1647 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 12, 1689 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johannes Hengstberger August 13, 1673 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1643; died July 1, 1723 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Johannes Hengstberger had a previous marriage to Anna Spieth, the oldest child of 2048. Hans Spieth and 2049. Barbara Spieth.
vii.
Hans Ilg, born March 1, 1649 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died July 26, 1649 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
viii.
Margareta Ilg, born October 1, 1650 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 18, 1651 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ix.
Georg Ilg, born May 4, 1652 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 23, 1712 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married (1) Maria Spieth September 14, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born October 17, 1653 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 15, 1690 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (2) Sara Knowlin 21 July 1691 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1655.
x.
Judith Ilg, born April 24, 1653 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died in Altbach, Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4116
Hans Lang, born abt. 1605. He married 4117. Margaretha.
4117 Margaretha, born abt. 1605.
Children of Hans Lang and Margaretha:
i.
Anna Lang, born December 19, 1628 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Maria Lang, born July 22, 1630 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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iii.
Georg Lang, born August 30, 1631 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Died March 3, 1676 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Catharina Spieth October 19, 1658 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born February 20, 1639 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 19, 1713 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Catharina Lang, born April 24, 1634 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4118 Hans Spieth, born abt. 1613; died February 18, 1639 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; he was the son of 8236. Hans Spieth. He married 4119. Agnes Ketz January 14, 1638 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4119 Agnes Ketz, born August 31, 1613 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 29, 1684 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 8238. Hans Ketz and 8239. Anna Bofinger.
Child of Hans Spieth and Agnes Ketz:
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Catharina Spieth, born February 20, 1639 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 19, 1713 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Georg Lang October 19, 1658 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born August 30, 1631 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany; died March 3, 1676 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4120 Georg Schumacher, born abt. 1610; died April 24, 1678 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He married 4121. Anna.
4121 Anna, born abt. 1613; died December 13, 1684 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
Children of Georg Schumacher and Anna:
i.
Jerg Schumacher, born abt. 1630 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 5, 1678 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Margareta Breininger May 8, 1655 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1630; died June 5, 1678 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Jacob Schumacher, born in June 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 26, 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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iii.
Michael Schumacher, born October 2, 1638 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 11, 1692 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Spieth April 9, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born November 17, 1637 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died September 15, 1679 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Maria Schumacher, born May 13, 1641 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 30, 1662 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Christian Schumacher, born September 3, 1643 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 28, 1683 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Maria Ilg 22 July 1670 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born June 29, 1643 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died February 22, 1687 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vi.
Jacob Schumacher, born May 7, 1646 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 19, 1690 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married (1) Maria Scheuerlen February 26, 1666 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1644; died February 6, 1681 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (2) Anna Catharina Schumacher November 22, 1681 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1660; died March 26, 1719 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vii.
Catharina Schumacher, born October 14, 1648 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 25, 1648 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
viii.
Margareta Schumacher, born October 14, 1648 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died October 16, 1648 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ix.
Hans Schumacher, born December 29, 1649 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died November 16, 1684 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married (1) Anna Maria Schwegler September 21, 1675 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born June 9, 1653 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died March 9, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (2) Barbara Zuber February 5, 1678 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 24, 1654 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died November 10, 1725 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
x.
Johann Georg Schumacher, born May 28, 1652 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Barbara Eberspaecher July 24, 1683 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born February 1, 1661 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 31, 1712 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
xi.
Conrad Schumacher, born August 7, 1655 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died August 27, 1657 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
5856 Reverend John Owsley, born December 12, 1630 in Septon Beauchamp, Somerset, England; died December 25, 1687 in Leicestershire, England. He was the son of 11712. John Owsley of Trull and 11713. Edith/Elizabeth Edwards. He married 5857. Dorothea Poyntz in March 1651 in Leicestershire, England.
5857 Dorothea Poyntz, born January 3, 1631 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; died August 2, 1705 in Leicestershire, England. She was the daughter of 11714. Newdigate Poyntz and 11715. Sarah Foxley.
Reverend John Owsley graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts degree on June 29, 1631. He first served as clerk of the Whittlebury Church at Northamptonshire. He was appointed rector of the Stoke-Coursey parish at Somersetshire in 1652, during Cromwell's reign under the Commonwealth, serving until 1660. After the Restoration, John was appointed rector of the St. John the Baptist Church in Glooston, Leicestershire, where he served for the remainder of his life. He and his wife are buried at the Glooston Church. Inside the Church, tombstones can be found that read as follows: "Here lieth the body of John Owsley who was Rector of this parish for 28 years. He departed this life December 25th, 1687" and "Here lieth the bodies of John and Dorothea Owsley, who had twelve children, the latter buried August 2nd, 1705."
Children of Reverend John Owsley and Dorothea Poyntz:
i.
Sarah Owsley, born March 8, 1651 in Whittlebury, Northamptonshire, England; died May 13, 1713 in Norton, Derbyshire, England; married Thomas Cooper May 26, 1676 in Norton, Derbyshire, England; born August 11, 1644 in Norton, Derbyshire, England; died February 15, 1726 in Norton, Derbyshire, England.
ii.
John Owsley, born March 6, 1654 in Stoqursey, Somerset, England; died March 24, 1669 in Oxfordshire, England.
iii.
William Owsley, born April 9, 1656 in Stoqursey, Somerset, England; married Edith, born January 1, 1663 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England.
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iv.
Major Thomas Owsley, born June 11, 1658 in Stoqursey, Somerset, England; died October 10, 1700 in Stafford County, Virginia; married Ann Harris abt. 1680 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; born abt. 1663 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died abt. 1751 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia.
v.
Newdigate Owsley, born abt. 1660 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England.
vi.
Edith Owsley, born December 14, 1662 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England.
vii.
Henry Owsley, born in March, 1663/4.
viii.
Francis Owsley, born abt. 1664 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England.
ix.
Poyntz Owsley, born April 11, 1667 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England.
x.
Charles Owsley, born September 3, 1669 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England.
xi.
Mary Owsley, born November 1, 1671 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England.
xii.
Dorothea Owsley, born December 23, 1673 in Glooston, Leicestershire, England.
5858 William Harris, born abt 1633 in England; died May 16, 1698. He married 5858. Jane.
5859 Jane, born abt. 1641 in Stafford County, Virginia.
William Harris arrived in America around 1660 as a Lieutenant in the English army. William was granted patent on 4200 acres in Stafford County, now in Fairfax County (including the town of Colchester and land in Occoquan Regional Park, DC Dept of Corrections, Fort Belvoir, and Lorton, as well as Occoquan). In 1679 he was granted another 1600 acres at the head of Neabsco Creek. A 1681 letter indicates that he had been captured by the Indians and was held for ransom for over a year. In 1686 he bought three slaves, a ship, and livestock from his father-in-law, perhaps reestablishing his household after a calamity. In 1690 William was granted another patent of 1600 acres on Neabsco Creek. He bought a slave, Benjamin Lewis, who sued successfully for his freedom, having come to America under indenture.

At his death William Harris still had 2446 acres, divided by granddaughters. He was buried at Neabsco Creek under an unusual carved stone later moved to the Pohick Church. "Heare lyes bodey of Liut Willeame. Herris who died May 16: 1698: aged: 065 years: by birth a Britaine: A good soldier A good husband and Kinde neighbour." A bronze plaque notes that he was the father of Anne Harris, the wife of Thomas Owsley.

Child of William Harris and Jane:
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Ann Harris, born abt 1663 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; died abt. 1751 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; married Thomas Owsley abt. 1680 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia; born June 11, 1658 in Stoqursey, Somerset, England; died October 10, 1700 in Stafford County, Virginia.
5864
Robert Middleton, born abt. 1651 in Somersetshire, England; died April 5, 1708 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was the son of 11728. Anthony Middleton and 11729. Magdalen Sawyer. He married 5865. Mary Wheeler abt. 1672 in Charles County, Maryland.
5865 Mary Wheeler, born March 22, 1658 in Charles County, Maryland; died May 6, 1708 in Charles County, Maryland. She was the daughter of 11730. Major John Wheeler and 11731. Mary Causine.
As a young man of about 20, Robert Middleton was transported into Prince George's County, Maryland, along with Benjamin Arnold and Thomas Thornton, by Benjamin Rozer, Esq., of Charles County, prior to 2/16/1671. In 1672 he married Mary Wheeler, 14 years old and of a prominent Catholic family. He and his wife Mary were given by her father "for fatherly love and natural affections" the plantation "Wheeler's Hope" of 365 acres, lying on a fresh run which emptied into Piscatatway Creek. They had five sons - three remained Episcopal, like their father, and two became Catholic, like their mother. This accounts for the Middletons of Charles County being Catholic and the Middleton's of Prince George's County being Episcopal.

Besides meeting the challenge of establishing himself on what was then the frontier, he repeatedly evinced a strong will in defending law and order. In 1687 through his attorney C. Lomax he demanded a writ against Richard Clouden in a plea of trespass. He successfully defended himself in a number of other small legal suits. On September 10,1689 he demanded 200 lbs. of tobacco as the price of one wolf's head.

In 1679 he was one of twelve men of a commission to settle certain property boundaries in the county. He refused to sign the report, which is curious since there was reference therein to Colonel Benjamin Rozer who had brought him into Maryland a few years before.

In 1678 he was reimbursed for expenses incurred for services against the Nanticoke Indians, to a total of 7125 lbs. of tobacco. In 1681 the Council at St. Mary's City commissioned him a Cornet in the Mounted Troops under Captain Randolph Brandt.

He was a juror in the Provincial Court in 1680 and 1698. He attested his loyalty to the Crown in 1689 when he signed, with others, the "Address of the Inhabitants of Charles County to their Most Excellent Majesties King William and Queen Mary." Between 1692 and 1707 he shouldered various civic responsibilities - land boundary commissioner, appraiser, and estate administrator. He was appointed a Justice and also coroner for Prince George's County, in 1696, shortly after the founding of that new county. He recorded the mark of his cattle in the court term of November, 1704.

Robert was a Warden and a Vestryman of St. John's Church of Piscataway Parish at Broad Creek, from 1704 to 1708. He died intestate and his administrators Mary Middleton and oldest son John Middleton signed the administrative bond on May 6, 1708.

Children of Robert Middleton and Mary Wheeler:
i.
John Middleton, born abt. 1673 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; died abt. 1753 in Frederick, Montgomery County, Maryland.
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ii.
Thomas Middleton, born abt. 1674 in Charles County, Maryland; died abt. 1744 in Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland; married Penelope Hatton abt 1703 in Charles County, Maryland; born abt. 1674 in Charles County, Maryland; died in September 1730 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
iii.
James Middleton, born abt. 1676 in Charles County, Maryland; died abt. 1769 in in Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland; married Sarah Smith abt. 1740 in Charles County, Maryland; born abt. 1700 in in Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland; died August 5, 1769 in Maryland.
iv.
Robert Middleton, born in February 1681 in Maryland; died abt. 1749 in Maryland.
v.
William Middleton, born abt. 1685 in Charles County, Maryland; died abt. 1769 in Charles County, Maryland.
vi.
Elizabeth Middleton, born abt. 1697 in Maryland.
5866 William Hatton, born abt. 1622 in England, died August 2, 1712 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He married 5867. Mary Beckerdike.
5867 Mary Beckerdike, born abt. 1653 in London, England; died abt 1731 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Children of William Hatton and Mary Beckerdike:
2933
i.
Penelope Hatton, born abt. 1674 in Charles County, Maryland; died in September 1730, in Prince George’s County, Maryland; married Thomas Middleton; born abt. 1674 in Charles County, Maryland; died abt. 1744 in Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland.
ii.
Joseph Hatton, born abt 1687 in Saint Mary’s County, Maryland; died in September 1730 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; married Lucy Marbury October 17, 1710 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; born abt. 1695 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; died abt. 1750 in Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland.
5952 Richard Ashcraft, born abt. 1590 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England; died abt. 1628 in Stockport, Cheshire, England. He was the son of 11904. Richard Ashcraft and 11905. Dorothy Towers. He married 5953. Alice Towers.
5953 Alice Towers, born abt. 1600 in Hinton Hall, Isle of Ely, England; died abt. 1702 in England. She was the daughter of 11906. Thomas Towers and 11907. Alice Hawley.
Child of Richard Ashcraft and Alice Towers:
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i.
John Ashcraft, born July 12, 1618 in London, England; died April 28, 1666 in St. Michael Parish, Barbados; married Elizabeth Peers; born abt. 1618 in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England; died after1678.
5956 John Osborne, born abt. 1596 in Bedfordshire, England; died October 27, 1686 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. He married 5957. Susan Juggins January 20, 1626 in Bedfordshire, England.
5957 Susan Juggins, born abt. 1605 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England; died May 21, 1660 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England.
Child of John Osborne and Susan Juggins:
2978
i.
John Osborne; born abt. 1621 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died October 27, 1686 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; married Ann Oldage May 19, 1643 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; born January 15, 1627 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died August 28, 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
5958 Richard Oldage, born abt. 1559 in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
Richard Oldage arrived in America in 1640.
Child of Richard Oldage:
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i.
Anne Oldage; born January 15, 1627 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died August 28, 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; married John Osborne May 19, 1643 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; born abt. 1621 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died October 27, 1686 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
6848 Mathurin Gauthier. He married 6849. Catherine Loumeaux in Enchillais, Rochefort, Saintes, St-Onge, France.
6849 Catherine Loumeaux.
Child of Mathurin Gauthier and Catherine Loumeaux:
3424
i.
Jean Gauthier-dit-Larouche, born abt. 1645 in Enchillais, Rochefort, Saintes, St-Onge, France; died May 27, 1690 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; married Angelique Lefebvre-dit-Battanville January 21, 1675 in the Church of Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1661 in St-Godard-de-Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France; died January 29, 1712 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
6850 Louis Lefebvre-dit-Battanville, born abt. 1642 in St-Maclou, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France; died August 28, 1687 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He married (1) 6851. Suzanne DeBure (2) Claire-Francoise Trut; born May 14, 1667; died September 12, 1744 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
6851 Suzanne DeBure, born abt. 1636 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France; died December 9, 1680 in Quebec, Canada.
Louis Lefebvre-dit-Battanville was a brewer.
Child of Louis Lefebvre-dit-Battanville and Suzanne DeBure:
3425
i.
Angelique Lefebvre-dit-Battanville, born abt. 1661 in St-Godard-de-Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France; died January 29, 1712 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Jean Gauthier-dit-Larouche January 21, 16745 in the Church of Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1645 in Enchillais, Rochefort, Saintes, Saintonge, France; died May 27, 1690 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (2) Pierre Brunet September 4, 1690 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; born abt. 1661 in St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Loire, Rhone-Alpes, France; died January 29, 1712 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Children of Louis Lefebvre-dit-Battanville and Claire-Francoise Trut:
ii.
Charlotte-Francoise Lefebvre-dit-Battanville, born March 4, 1684 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died May 6, 1699 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
iii.
Marie-Madeleine Lefebvre-dit-Battanville, born March 29, 1686 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; married Pierre-Alexandre Simon February 5, 1715 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; born August 18, 1689 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; died February 15, 1715 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
6916 Antoine Archambault, born abt. 1575 in Dompierre, LaRochelle, Aunis, France; died abt. 1654 in LaRochelle, Aunis, France. He married 6917. Renee Ouvrad abt. 1602 in Dompierre, LaRochelle, Aunis, France.
6917 Renee Ouvrad, born abt 1582 in Dompierre, LaRochelle, Aunis, France; died abt. 1654 in LaRochelle, Aunis, France.
Child of Antoine Archambault and Renee Ouvrad:
3458
i.
Jacques Archambault, born abt. 1604 in Lardilliere, Dompierre, LaRochelle, Aunis, France; died February 15, 1687/1688 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Francoise Toureau January 24, 1628/1629 in St Philbert du Pont Charaulkt, Lucon, France; born abt. 1600 in France; died December 9, 1663 in Montreal, Quebec, France.
6918 Francois Touraud, born abt. 1579 in Angoumois, France; died abt. 1670 in France. He married Marthe Noire abt. 1599 in Armand du Bois, Angouleme, France.
6919 Marthe Noire, born abt. 1578 in Angoumois, France; died abt. 1640 in France.
Children of Francois Tauraud and Marthe Noire:
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i.
Francoise Toureau, born abt. 1600 in France; died December 9 1663 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; married Jacques Archambault January 24, 1628/1629 in St Philbert du Pont Charaulkt, Lucon, France; born abt. 1604 in Lardilliere, Dompierre, LaRochelle, Aunis, France; died February 15, 1687/1688 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
ii.
Jacquette Touraude, born abt. 1620 in Norte Dame, Presles en Brie, Paris, Ile de France; married Pierre Jaroussel abt. 1640 in France; born abt. 1615 in Perigny, LaRochelle, Aunis, France.

Generation 14

8194 Conrad Zuber, born abt. 1580.
Children of Conrad Zuber:
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i.
Anna Zuber, born abt. 1613 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died May 17, 1676 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Caspar Ilg January 17, 1641 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1611; died February 16, 1683 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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ii.
Margareta Zuber, born abt. 1614; died December 31, 1681 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Johannes (Hans) Spieth May 15, 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1600 in Hegensberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died April 23, 1677 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
8198 Hans Nagel, born abt. 1580.
Children of Hans Nagel:
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Anna Nagel, born abt. 1602; died February 25, 1660 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married 4098. Georg Spieth February 2, 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1600; died October 31, 1676 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4113
ii.
Maria Nagel, born abt. 1613 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died January 25, 1685 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married (1) 4112. Jerg Spieth January 4, 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1610 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany (2) 4098. Georg Spieth September 27, 1661 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1600; died October 31, 1676 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
8224 Hans Spieth, born abt. 1582 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died abt. 1635 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Child of Hans Spieth:
4112
i.
Jerg Spieth, born abt. 1610 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died may 22, 1671; married Maria Nagel January 4, 1636 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
8236 Hans Spieth, born abt. 1590.
Child of Hans Spieth:
4118
i.
Hans Spieth; born abt. 1613; died February 18, 1639 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Agnes Ketz January 14, 1638 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born August 31, 1613 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 29, 1684 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
8238 Hans Ketz, born September 23, 1571 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was the son of 16476. Gall Ketz and 16477. Margaretha Schwarz. He married 8239. Anna Bofinger November 29, 1597 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
8239 Anna Bofinger, born December 21, 1572 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of 16478. Zacharias Bofinger and 16479. Othalie Minsinger.
Children of Hans Ketz and Anna Bofinger:
i.
Jacob Ketz, born September 10, 1598 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Margaretha Ketz, born December 7, 1599 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Anna Ketz, born March 27, 1602 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Maria Ketz, born April 25, 1604 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Jacob Ketz, born March 26, 1606 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vi.
Hans Ketz, born March 22, 1610 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vii.
Catharina Ketz, born October 1, 1611 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
4119
viii.
Agnes Ketz, born August 31, 1613 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died June 29, 1684 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Christoph Eberspaecher July 3, 1643 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born January 20, 1617 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; died December 20, 1700 in Oberesslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ix.
Michel Ketz, born September 23, 1615 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
x.
Anna Ketz, born May 5, 1617 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
11712
John Owsley of Trull, born abt. 1581 in Devon, England; died January 26, 1651 in Trull, Taunton, Somerset, England. He was the son of 23424. Reverend William Owsley and 23425. Mary. He married 11713. Edith/Elizabeth Edwards in 1623 in Essex, England.
11713 Edith/Elizabeth Edwards, born May 18, 1595 in Somerset, England; died abt 1663 in Somerset, England. She was the daughter of 23426. William Edwards and 23427. Edith Bagge.
John was the rector of the parish of Trull (Taunton, Somerset, England).
Children of John Owsley and Edith Edwards:
i.
Edith Owsley, born October 22, 1626 in Trull, Somersetshire, England; married William Thomas; born abt.1622.
ii.
Mary Owsley, born September 9, 1629 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England; died November 6, 1629 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England.
5856
iii.
Reverend John Owsley, born December 12, 1630 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England; died December 25, 1687 in Leicestershire, England; married Dorothea Poyntz in March 1651 in Leicestershire, England; born January 3, 1631 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; died August 2, 1705 in Leicestershire, England.
iv.
William Owsley, born April 4, 1635 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England; married Sarah West January 8, 1660 in Bradford, Somersetshire, England; born abt. 1639 in Trull, Somersetshire, England.
v.
Elizabeth Owsley, born in September 1635 in St. Bride’s Parish, Fleet Street, London, England.
vi.
Robert Owsley, born abt. 1641 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England; died before November 30, 1650.
11714 Newdigate Poyntz, born November 8, 1608 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; Died August 4, 1643 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of 23428. Sir John Poyntz and 23429. Anne Sydenham. He married (1) 11715. Sarah Foxley abt. 1627 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England (2) Ann Forrest January 30 1637 (3) Mary Parkyns December 21, 1637; born abt. 1616 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England.
11715 Sarah Foxley, born abt. 1610 in Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England; died May 29, 1636 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of Francis Foxley and Mary Dryden.
Sarah Foxley died in childbirth, along with the child.

Newdigate Poyntz died in battle while serving as a Captain in the Royal Army, at the siege of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire England, by forces of Oliver Cromwell. His body was moved to Benefield, Northamptonshire, and he was not buried until August 20.

Children of Newdigate Poyntz and Sarah Foxley:
i.
Charles Poyntz, born abt. 1626 in Leicestershire, England; died abt. 1645 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England.
ii.
Thomas Poyntz, born abt. 1628 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England.; buried March 26, 1677 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; married Mary Herington.
iii.
John Poyntz, born January 3, 1628 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; died August 12, 1712 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; married Alice Brown.
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iv.
Dorothea Poyntz, born January 3, 1631 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; died August 2, 1705 in Leicestershire, England; married Reverend John Owsley in March 1651 in Leicestershire, England; born December 12, 1630 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England; died December 25, 1687 in Leicestershire, England.
v.
Francis Poyntz, Christened January 16, 1633 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; died abt. 1684 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; married Catherine Bates.
vi.
Mary Poyntz, born in January 1633 in Leicestershire, England; married Thomas Crosby.
vii.
Sarah Poyntz (twin of Mary), born in January 1633 in Leicestershire, England; buried May 2, 1635 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England.
viii.
Elizabeth Poyntz, Born May 29, 1636 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; died May 29, 1636 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England.
Children of Newdigate Poyntz and Mary Parkyns:
i.
Newdigate Poyntz, born abt. 1638.
ii.
William Poyntz, born abt. 1640 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England.
11728 Anthony Middleton, born abt. 1620 in York, Yorkshire, England; died abt. 1655 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was the son of 23456. Thomas Middleton and 23457. Ann Anthony. He married 11729. Magdalen Sawyer.
11729 Magdalen Sawyer, born abt. 1630 in England; died in Maryland. She was the daughter of 23458. William Sawyer and 23459. Sarah Thomas.
Child of Anthony Middleton and Magdalen Sawyer:
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i.
Robert Middleton, born abt. 1651 in Somersetshire, England; died April 5, 1708 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; married Mary Wheeler abt. 1672 in Charles County, Maryland; born March 22, 1658 in Charles County, Maryland; died May 6, 1708 in Charles County, Maryland.
11730 Major John Wheeler, born abt. 1630; died January 9, 1694 in Charles County, Maryland. He was possibly the son of 23460. Henry Wheeler. He married 11731. Mary Causine in January 1651 in Baltimore, Maryland.
11731 Mary Causine, born March 9, 1631 in Charles County, Maryland; died January 9, 1694 in Charles County, Maryland.
John Wheeler came to Maryland about 1659. He was Captain of the Charles County Militia in 1676, and its Major in 1689. He was Justice of the County Court in 1685. In his will, dated November 11, 1693, he left bequests or legacies to his 5 sons, but none to his daughters, Mary and Winifred. One of the properties he mentioned was “Middleton's Lot,” 96 acres, which he devised to his son Francis Wheeler.
Children of John Wheeler and Mary Causine:
i.
John Wheeler, born abt. 1654; died abt. 1688.
ii.
James Wheeler, born December 16, 1656 in Charles County, Maryland; died in December 1684 in Charles County, Maryland.
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iii.
Mary Wheeler, born March 22, 1658 in Charles County, Maryland; died May 6, 1708 in Charles County, Maryland; married Robert Middleton abt. 1672 in Charles County, Maryland; born abt. 1651 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; died April 8, 1708 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
iv.
Thomas Wheeler, born March 18, 1660 in Charles County, Maryland; died March 17, 1735 in Charles County, Maryland.
v.
Winifred Wheeler, born in March 1663 in Charles County, Maryland; died abt. 1746 in Charles County, Maryland.
vi.
Ignatius Wheeler, born in May, 1665; died abt. 1669.
vii.
Francis Wheeler, born abt. 1672 in Charles County, Maryland.
11904 Richard Ashcraft, born abt. 1550 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England; died after 1623 in Stockport, Cheshire, England. He was the son of 23808. William Ashcraft. He married 11905. Dorothy Towers.
11905 Dorothy Towers, born abt. 1575 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England; died abt. 1621.
Child of Richard Ashcraft and Dorothy Towers:
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i.
Richard Ashcraft, born abt. 1590 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England; died abt. 1628 in Stockport, Cheshire, England; married Alice Towers, born abt. 1600 in Hinton Hall, Isle of Ely, England; died abt. 1702 in England.
11906 Thomas Towers. He married 11906. Alice Hawley.
11907 Alice Hawley.
Child of Thomas Towers and Alice Hawley:
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i.
Alice Towers, born abt. 1600 in Hinton Hall, Isle of Ely, England; died abt. 1702 in England; married Richard Ashcraft; born abt. 1590 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England; died abt. 1628 in Stockport, Cheshire, England.

Generation 15

16476 Gall Ketz, born abt. 1545. He married 16477. Margaretha Schwarz.
16477 Margaretha Schwarz, born abt. 1545.
Children of Gall Ketz and Margaretha Schwarz:
i.
Elizabetha Ketz, born September 17, 1570 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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ii.
Hans Ketz, born September 23, 1571 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Anna Bofinger November 29, 1597 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born December 21, 1572 in Zell am Neckar Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Johannes Ketz, born February 22, 1573 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iv.
Appolonia Ketz, born May 22, 1575 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Margaretha Ketz, born July 15, 1576 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vi.
Maria Ketz, born December 15, 1577 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
vii.
Jacobus Ketz, born July 20, 1579 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
viii.
Anna Ketz, born in August 1583 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
16478
Zacharias Bofinger, born abt. 1540 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He married 16479. Othalie Minsinger April 27, 1562 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
16479 Othalie Minsinger, born abt. 1540. She was the daughter of 32958. Leonhard Minsinger.
Children of Zacharias Bofinger and Othalie Minsinger:
i.
Agnes Bofinger, born March 5, 1564 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
ii.
Anna Bofinger, born July 23, 1568 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
iii.
Jacob Bofinger, born September 27, 1571 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
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iv.
Anna Bofinger, born December 21, 1572 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; married Hans Ketz November 29, 1597 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany; born September 23, 1571 in Altbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
v.
Katherina Bofinger, born August 8, 1574 in Zell am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
23424
Reverend William Owsley, born abt. 1555 in Axminster, Devonshire, England; died before November 5, 1593 in Axminster, Devonshire, England. He was the son of 46848. John Owslie and 46849. Eme (Emma?). He married 23425. Mary.
23425 Mary, born abt 1558 in Trull, Somersetshire, England; died abt. 1645 in England.
Children of Reverend William Owsley and Mary:
i.
Robert Owsley, born abt. 1580 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England; died before March 11, 1659 in Axminster, Devonshire, England; married Susanna Seager April 21, 1607 in Axminster, Devonshire, England; born abt. 1586 in Axminster, Devonshire, England; died abt. 1612.
11712
ii.
John Owsley of Trull, born abt. 1581 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England; died January 26, 1651 in Trull, Somersetshire, England; married Edith/Elizabeth Edwards, born May 18, 1595 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England; died abt. 1663 in Trull, Somersetshire, England.
iii.
Emme Owsley, born November 1, 1585 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England.
iv.
Elizabeth Owsley, born January 28, 1587 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England.
v.
Joanne Owsley, born abt. 1588 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England.
23426 William Edwards, born March 15, 1566 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England; died April 10, 1607 in Somersetshire, England. He married Edith Bagge.
23427 Edith Bagge, born abt. 1540 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England.
Children of William Edwards and Edith Bagge:
i.
John Edwards, born in March 1589/1590 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England; died before March 6, 1590 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England.
ii.
Agnes Edwards, born in March 1591.
11713
iii.
Edith/Elizabeth Edwards, born May 18, 1595 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England; died abt. 1663 in Trull, Somersetshire, England; married John Owsley, born abt. 1581 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somersetshire, England; died January 26, 1651 in Trull, Somersetshire, England.
iv.
John Edwards, born in August 1597 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England; died before December 8, 1597 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England.
v.
William Edwards, born in November 1599; died in Winsham, Somersetshire, England.
vi.
John Edwards, born in February 1601/1602 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England; died before May 15, 1602 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England.
vii.
John Edwards, born abt 1605 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England; died before May 25, 1614 in Winsham, Somersetshire, England.
23428 Sir John Poyntz, born December 8, 1577 in Reigate, Surrey, England; died October 20, 1617, either in Reigate, Surrey, England, or Jamestown, Virginia. He was the son of 46856. Sir William Poyntz of Woodhatch and 46857. Elizabeth Newdigate. He married 23429. Anne Sydenham July 27, 1598 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
23429 Anne Sydenham, born January 5, 1582 in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, England; died October 7, 1591 in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England. She was the daughter of John Sydenham and Mary Poyntz.
In 1607, Sir John Poyntz was described as a marshal unto King James I. As a result of serious differences, his wife Anne obtained a divorce on October 31, 1613. He then sold all of his property and probably crossed the ocean to Virginia; he would thus be the John Poyntz who lived in Jamestown.
Children of Sir John Poyntz and Anne Sydenham :
i.
Helen Poyntz, born abt. 1599 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
ii.
John Poyntz, Christened March 5, 1600 in Reigate, Surrey, England,; died in September 1606 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
iii.
James Poyntz, born abt. 1601 in Reigate, Surrey, England,; died in Y. Somme, Picardie, France.
iv.
Susan Poyntz, born abt. 1602 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
v.
William Poyntz, born abt. 1604 in Reigate, Surrey, England; died abt. 1629.
vi.
John Poyntz, Christened September 17, 1606 in Reigate, Surrey, England. In 1658 John was a Captain in the Royal Navy; in 1663, he was Clerk Controller and Clerk of Revels.
vii.
Sydenham Poyntz, Christened November 3, 1607 in Reigate, Surrey, England; died abt. 1663 in Virginia; married Elizabeth. Sydenham Poyntz was apprenticed to a London tradesman, but ran away to join the Dutch army and became a mercenary soldier. Although he was a Presbyterian, he joined the Imperial Spanish army where he rose to the rank of Major-General. In 1645, Poyntz returned to England and took service with Parliament, replacing Major-General Lambert as commander of the Northern Association army in May 1645. He maneuvered to block King Charles on his march to join Montrose in Scotland, then defeated the King's cavalry at Rowton Heath near Chester in Sep 1645. Poyntz continued to shadow the King's movements until he had driven him back to Oxford in Nov 1645. He then joined Lord Leven and the Covenanters at the siege of Newark. During the disputes between Parliament and the Army in 1647, Presbyterian MPs looked to Poyntz for support against the New Model Army. His dealings with the Presbyterians were regarded with suspicion by Fairfax and Cromwell, who suspected he was plotting to take the northern army over to the Scots in the event of an invasion. Agitators from the New Model Army infiltrated the Northern Association and discontented soldiers threatened to mutiny over arrears of pay. In July 1647, Poyntz was dragged from his lodgings at York by his mutinous troops and taken as a prisoner to Fairfax's headquarters at Reading. Although Fairfax liberated him immediately, Poyntz was replaced as commander of the Northern Association. He went to London where he became involved with Edward Massey in mobilizing the City militia against the New Model. Like other prominent Presbyterians, Poyntz fled abroad when the Army occupied London in Aug 1647.During the Second Civil War, Poyntz supported the King's alliance with the Scottish Engagers. He was commissioned Major-General to the Presbyterian Francis, Lord Willoughby of Parham whom the Prince of Wales appointed commander of Royalist forces in East Anglia. With the defeat of the Engagers at the battle of Preston, however, the projected Royalist uprisings and invasions in England came to nothing. Poyntz sailed with Lord Willoughby to the West Indies where they declared for the King in the English colonies. The Commonwealth responded by sending a force under General-at-Sea George Ayscue, who succeeded in quelling the Royalists in January, 1652. When Willoughby returned to England, Poyntz proceeded to Virginia, where he died.
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viii.
Newdigate Poyntz, born November 8, 1608 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; died August 4, 1643 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England; married (1) Sarah Foxley abt. 1627 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England; born abt. 1610 in Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England; died May 29, 1636 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England (2) Ann Forrest January 30, 1637 (3) Mary Parkyns December 21, 1637; born abt. 1616 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England.
ix.
Francis Poyntz, Christened December 3, 1609 in Reigate, Surrey, England; died abt. 1683 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.
23456 Thomas Middleton, born abt. 1555 in Kirby, London, England; died abt. 1627. He married 23457. Anne Anthony abt. 1590.
23457 Anne Anthony, born abt. 1574 in London, England; died in England.
Child of Thomas Middleton and Anne Anthony:
11728
i.
Anthony Middleton, born abt. 1620 in York, Yorkshire, England; died abt. 1655 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; married Magdalen Sawyer, born abt. 1630 in England; died in Maryland.
23458 William Sawyer, born abt. 1613 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England; died March 1, 1702 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of 46916. John Sawyer and 46917. Mary Wilder. He married 23459. Sarah Thomas abt. 1644 in Massachusetts.
23459 Sarah Thomas, born abt 1609.
William Sawyer came from England, first to Salem, Massachusetts (1640), afterwards to Wenham, Massachusetts (1643) and the next year he was in Newbury, Massachusetts, where he settled and raised his family. William was one of the founders of the Baptist Church at Newbury in 1682. He lived in, or near, what is now West Newbury, Massachusetts.
Child of William Sawyer Sarah Thomas:
11729
i.
Magdalen Sawyer, born abt. 1630 in England; died in Maryland; married Anthony Middleton; born abt. 1620 in York, Yorkshire, England; died abt. 1655 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
23460 Henry Wheeler, born abt. 1604 in England; died abt. 1680 in Virginia.
Henry Wheeler was one of forty passengers on the ship Trial (also spelled Tryall) which landed at Jamestown, in the new colony of Virginia, in February 1620. All efforts to determine where he was born and who his parents were have been futile. There were at least two "subscribers" (investors) of the Virginia Company named Wheeler but nothing else is known about them. Until the loss of their charter in 1624, most of the colonists were indentured to the Virginia Company. All but a very few emigrants were too poor to pay for their passage. They were, however, free persons. Merchants and ship's captains borrowed from the English apprentice system the familiar device of the indenture - a voluntary contract stipulating that in return for passage, food, and clothing the freeman would agree to work as a servant for a planter in Virginia for a set number of years. When a ship reached Jamestown, servants were put ashore where the planters assembled to buy the indentures. During the term of the indenture the master would agree to feed, clothe, and house the servant and to provide him, at the expiration of the term, with seed, tools, and any other items mentioned in the indenture.

In addition to surviving horrendous conditions responsible for a high mortality rate, and also under the potential cruelties of his master, Henry also survived the Indian massacre of March 22, 1622. At least a fourth of all the residents lay dead at the end of a single day.

In 1624, a census was taken of all inhabitants of the colony of Virginia and Henry Wheeler was shown living "at Buck Rowe," the name given to the property at Point Comfort belonging to Nicholas Roe. In 1625, Elizabeth City, with a population of 359, was the largest community in Virginia, much larger than James City and its Island with 175 persons, which held second place.

The communities that made up Elizabeth City included those "beyond Hampton River," earlier referred to as "at Bucke Row or Rowe." It began on the site of an Indian village on the west side of Hampton Creek and was known by its Indian name of Kecoughtan for a decade. In 1619, the name was changed to Elizabeth City in honor of the daughter of King James I. The 1625 census showed Elizabeth City had a total of eighty-nine houses and twenty stores (warehouses), all beyond Hampton River. There were twenty-four palisadoes, or fortified settlements. It had a large supply of corn and fish compared to the other settlements but it did not have as much livestock and poultry when compared to Jamestown and some of the upriver communities.

To date, no record has been found to show that Henry Wheeler owned any land or was mentioned in any other official capacity until 1679. On November 10 of that year Henry was a witness to the will of one Ann Lindsey in Isle of Wight County. This will also mentioned "Henry Wheeler's son, John." The last mention of Henry Wheeler was when he witnessed the will of a Henry Rennolls, June 9, 1681. The names of Henry Wheeler's wife or of any other children are unknown.

Child of Henry Wheeler:
11730
i.
Major John Wheeler, born abt. 1630 ; died January 9, 1694 in Charles County, Maryland; married Mary Causine in January, 1651 in Baltimore, Maryland; born March 9, 1631 in Charles County, Maryland; died January 9, 1694 in Charles County, Maryland.
23808 William Ashcraft, born abt. 1525 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England; died abt. 1600 in England.
Child of William Ashcraft:
11904
i.
Richard Ashcraft, born abt. 1550 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England; died after 1623 in Stockport, Cheshire, England; married Dorothy Towers, born abt. 1575 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England; died abt. 1621.

Generation 16

32954 Viet Schwarz, born abt. 1520
Child of Viet Schwarz:
16477
i.
Margaretha Schwarz, born abt. 1545; married Gall Ketz, born abt. 1545.
32958 Leonhard Minsinger.
Child of Leonhard Minsinger:
16479
i.
Othalie Minsinger, born abt. 1540; married Zacharias Bofinger April 27, 1562 in Zell am Neckar, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany; born abt. 1540 in Zell am Neckar, Baden- Wuerttemberg, Germany.
46848 John Owslie, born abt. 1524 in Misterton, Nottinghamshire, England; died August 24, 1592 in Misterton, Nottinghamshire, England. He married 46849. Eme (Emma?).
46849 Eme (Emma?), born abt. 1530 in Axminster, Devonshire, England; died before September 16, 1592 in Misterton, Nottinghamshire, England.
The Owsley family can be traced to their earliest location at Misterton, Somerset, England in the late 16th century. An earlier family, who may be the progenitors of the Misterton Owsleys, were situated in Dinnington, in the southeast portion of Somersetshire. There, a family named Ousley is in the tax records. The earliest parish register of Misterton, as well as the will of the matriarch of the family, dated to 1592, consistently record the spelling of the name as Owslie. From 1594, all subsequent records use the Owsley spelling.

Much will never be known, as the probate records deposited in the registry at Exeter, Devonshire, were destroyed in an air raid in 1942. Among these losses are some 18 Owsley wills and administrations probated by the Episcopal Consistory Court of Bath and Wells, which encompassed the Archdeconry of Taunton, the area that included the parish of Misterton and all surrounding towns and villages in Somersetshire associated with the Owsley family, and all probate records for the county of Devonshire.

Children of John Owslie and Eme (Emma?):
i.
John Owsley, born abt. 1547 in Misterton, Somerset, England ; died abt 1633 in Misterton, Somerset, England .
ii.
Joan Owsley, born abt. 1549 in Misterton, Somerset, England; died January 27, 1609 in South Perrott, Dorset, England; married John Slade July 6, 1567 in South Perrott, Dorset, England; born abt 1547 in England; died November 22, 1574 in England.
iii.
William Owsley, born abt. 1550.
iv.
Agnes Owsley, born abt. 1553 in Misterton, Somerset, England.
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v.
Reverend William Owsley, born abt. 1555 in Axminster, Devonshire, England; died before November 5, 1593 in Axminster, Devonshire, England; married Mary, born abt. 1558 in Trull, Somersetshire, England; died abt. 1645 in England.
vi.
Elizabeth Owsley, born abt. 1557; died after 1627.
vii.
Richard Owsley, born abt. 1558.
46856 Sir William Poyntz of Woodhatch, born abt. 1542 n Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; died April 25, 1601 in Reigate, Surrey, England. He was the son of 93712. John Poyntz and 93713. Margaret Saunders. He married 46857. Elizabeth Newdigate May 23, 1569 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
46857 Elizabeth Newdigate, born abt. 1548 in Wivelsfield, Surrey, England; died abt. 1602 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
Children of Sir William Poyntz and Elizabeth Newdigate:
i.
Rachel Poyntz, born abt. 1571 in Woodhatch, Reigate, Surrey, England.
ii.
Mary Poyntz, born abt. 1572 in Woodhatch, Reigate, Surrey, England; died abt. 1616 in Sussex, England.
iii.
Ann Poyntz, born September 28, 1573 in Woodhatch, Reigate, Surrey, England; died in November 1651 in Reigate, Surrey, England; married Francis More August 1, 1588 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
iv.
Margaret Poyntz, born August 21, 1575 in Woodhatch, Reigate, Surrey, England; died March 12, 1616 in Trotten, Sussex, England; married William Life February 19, 1599 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
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v.
Sir John Poyntz, born December 8, 1577 in Reigate, Surrey, England; died October 20, 1617 in Reigate, Surrey, England or Jamestown, Virginia; married Anne Sydenham July 27, 1598 in Reigate, Surrey, England; born January 5, 1582 in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, England; died October 7, 1591 in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England.
vi.
Elizabeth Poyntz, born March 7, 1579 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
vii.
Alice Poyntz, Christened October 21, 1583 in Reigate, Surrey, England; married Richard Heaver April 27, 1607 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
46916 John Sawyer, born abt. 1582 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England; died July 15, 1660 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. He married 46917 Mary Wilder.
46917 Mary Wilder, born abt. 1586 in Whitechapel, Yorkshire, England; died December 28, 1677 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Child of John Sawyer and Mary Wilder:
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i.
William Sawyer, born abt. 1613 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England; died March 1, 1702 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Sarah Thomas abt. 1644; born abt. 1609; died abt. 1630.

Generation 17

93712 John Poyntz, born abt. 1484 in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England; died November 29, 1544 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England. He was the son of Sir Robert Poyntz and Margaret Woodville. He married (1) Catherine “Elizabeth” Browne abt. 1520 (2) 93713. Margaret Saunders abt. 1535 in Charlewood, Surrey, England.
93713 Margaret Saunders, born abt. 1500 in Betchworth, Surrey, England; died September 22, 1563 in Gloucestershire, England. She was the daughter of Nicholas Saunders and Alice Hungate.
John was a sewer to Queen Catalina of Aragon in 1520, Burgess to the House of Commons for the Borough of Devizes, Wiltshire in 1529 and Justice of the Peace for Gloucestershire from 1529 to 1544.

His will of June 1, 1544 (with a codicil added June 7, 1544) was proved December 11, 1544. Shortly after adding to his will, John left with the army of Henry VIII for the invasion of France, and may have perished in that expedition.

Children of John Poyntz and Elizabeth Browne:
i.
Frideswide Poyntz, born abt. 1521; died after November 1544.
ii.
Henry Poyntz, born abt. 1527 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; died abt. 1570 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England. Henry Poyntz was described as an imbecile.
iii.
Matthew Poyntz, born abt. 1530 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; died abt. 1605 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; married (1) Winefred Wild abt. 1554 in Gloucestershire, England; born abt. 1534 in Camberwell, Surrey, England; died June 30, 1578 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England (2) Elizabeth Ingler abt. 1564 in Gloucestershire, England; born abt. 1532 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England.
Children on John Poyntz and Margaret Saunders:
i.
Robert Poyntz, born abt. 1536 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England. Robert Poyntz, having studied at Oxford, set out for the Catholic university at Louvain. He never married, and was described as a "learned author and a great zealot for the Roman Catholic religion."
ii.
Elizabeth Poyntz, born abt. 1538 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; died abt. 1544 in England, Married George Elliot abt. 1560; born abt. 1533 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England.
iii.
Alice Poyntz, born abt. 1540 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; died August 12, 1606 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; married (1) Thomas Palmer abt. 1561 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; born abt. 1537 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England (2) John Skynner before 1563 in Gloucestershire, England; born abt. 1537 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England.
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iv.
Sir William Poyntz of Woodhatch, born abt. 1542 in Alderly, Gloucestershire, England; died April 25, 1601 in Reigate, Surrey, England; married Elizabeth Newdigate May 23, 1569 in Reigate, Surrey, England; born abt. 1548 in Wivelsfeld, Sussex, England; died abt. 1602 in Reigate, Surrey, England.

Notes:

Owsleys and (Poyntz) Beyond

John Poyntz, his wife Margaret Saunders and their four children are at the end of this account, but they are by no means the farthest I can trace the lineage, thus they are simply an arbitrary line drawn: I had to stop somewhere, and here, just beyond the furthest penetration into the past of the other branches of my tree, it seemed like a good place.

Elsewhere in my researches I came to places where it was logical to stop. Sometimes there simply was no more to dig up. Sometimes the data I was seeing was contradictory or obviously false. Sometimes it appeared that others had employed more than a fair dose of wishful thinking. Here, however, is one of those places where I had to prune the family tree purely out of a sense of being overwhelmed.

It starts in generation #12, with Thomas Owsley of Virginia, and his parents John Owsley and Dorothea Poyntz of England. Thomas was a prominent colonial citizen, the progenitor of the entire Owsley line in America, and an awful lot of research has been done into his ancestry. I have seen a chart showing Thomas at the bottom, with twenty-two generations of his ancestors above him (by one path). Kings and Queens of Britain, France and Spain are scattered throughout that chart, which reaches all the way back to William I, born about 1028, who launched the Norman Conquest, victor in the Battle of Hastings in the year 1066. It’s all on Thomas Owsley’s mother’s side, through the Sydenham and Poyntz families, and one can navigate through several interconnected paths to get there, but I leave these details to others!

Researchers have traced the Poyntz line back twelve generations from Dorothea Poyntz, to a man named Hugh Poyntz, born around 1252, and beyond that a few more generations to times where the family name is less recognizable, yet the bloodlines are still known.

Faced with this huge exploration backward through English history, I humbly halt in awe, and simply report to my brothers and sisters this fact: You can follow your bloodlines back to William the Conqueror.

The Spieths of Oberesslingen

Another place I felt the need to trim the tree’s branches was a place where those branches were not too long, but instead too thick and wide: The Spieths of Oberesslingen, Germany. In 1638, the church began keeping records. Before that year the information is sketchy or non-existent, while afterward the dates are precise and comprehensive. But these records are also dreary, with nothing to add to these people’s lives but the occasional note of a man’s occupation, usually “Vine Dresser.” Had there been some stories or details about these folk’s lives, I might have hesitated in cutting this record short.

Just read the first entries in my account for, say, generations eleven, twelve and thirteen to see what I mean. Then consider the bloodlines from Christian Andreas Spieth, father of the vast majority of the Ohio line of Spieths I come from, tracing up the tree for five generations (and more), each time doubling the number of ancestors, and then noting that each ancestor had children, often many, and you can see the enormity of the task of listing them. It’s about sixty families, and you can double that number by adding the ancestors of his wife. Double it again to add the families of his daughter-in-law, and then figure that each family had five or ten children. Then scale it back, somewhat, since many of these family lines merged into each other, but you still wind up with hundreds upon hundreds of individuals. Perhaps thousands, seemingly the entire population of Oberesslingen.

I made a decision to only describe the lines which had Spieths as the father or mother, ignoring the spouses of the siblings, along with the aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. It was still a fairly daunting task, as I checked out the lines regardless. And that’s what you get here, with a little more. It’s still a large sampling.

In generation thirteen there are four Spieth families in Oberesslingen. Whether these four men were brothers or cousins is unknown: there are two known fathers, both listed as Hans Spieth, with different birth years. From there you can climb down the tree in various ways to get to Christian Andreas Spieth, and from there into Ohio. (Christian Andreas Spieth is an interesting case: Both of his parents were Spieths, and so was his mother-in-law! Thus all of his children had three of their four grandparentsborn as Spieths.)

Connecting old to new

I’ll confess to being a Doubting Thomas, and if you wonder how all of these ancestors living hundreds of years ago came into this account, I will now attempt to defend their authenticity. I’m the first one to question a supposed link between the generations, and believe me, this tree has been lopped back in many places. I believe that in no place did I allow a questionable link to lead much farther along. Take the Owsley/Pointz succession described above: it would surely be a complete farce if it all failed to solidly connect to the first seven generations of this tree, which are completely solid.

I have studied scans of the actual census pages wherever possible, 1940, 1930, 1920, 1910, 1900 and 1880. (The 1890 census was tragically lost in a fire.) They are full of data unavailable in earlier census documents, chiefly names of spouses, children, and ages at the time of enumeration. Before that, you just get a person’s name, and more vague data, like the number of people in the household, breakdowns by age group, free or owned, etc. It’s as if a wall exists in the middle of the nineteenth century. On this side: it’s fairly easy. On the other side: you’re much more on your own, especially if you are sitting at a computer, like me, as opposed to combing through courthouse, graveyard and church records.

Fortunately, many, many folks have combed through those records, and what is known is increasingly available to everyone. The bloodlines of more prominent families are often well documented, and I was happy to find that my bloodlines merged into several of those established lines. Let’s look at Walter Coombs Cessna, generation 5, for instance. He’s real; I’ve corresponded with someone who actually met him, and I’ve read his obituary. I’ve seen the census document which lists him, his five brothers and sisters, and his parents. His mother, Marion Coombs, came from a family with three generations buried in the Coombs-Williams Family Cemetery in Larue County, Kentucky. I’ve seen photographs of tombstones, and connected the dots in a cemetery record transcription. Marion’s mother’s mother is buried there: Ellie Owsley. Now that would be the end of things, but an actual book has been written about the Owsleys, and how many Elley Owsleys could there be in one Kentucky County, two centuries ago, with matching birth and death dates? This leads to eight more generations of Owsleys, and then back into British History.

With similar certainty, I have tapped into nine generations of Ashcrafts, seven generations of Cessnas, and, of course, fourteen generations of Spieths.

As an example of my doubting nature, witness my hesitancy in documenting the Rudick/Reddick connections. I am proud to have independently discovered the true parents of my great-great- grandfather, John Andrew Rudick, in the face of claims that he was otherwise descended from the prominent, and locally influential, Ruddick family. So John’s actual father was, with no doubt in my mind, Stephen Reddick, who probably died in the Civil War. Yet I’ll not take the step others have done in assuming that Ebenezer Reddick was Stephen’s father, much less the further step of assuming that Ebenezer was the son of Joseph Reddick and Celia Moore. If you make these assumptions, yes, you can add three more generations to the lineage. It’s too easy to do that, too far out on a limb, and unless some oldb bible turns up in North Carolina, we will never actually know.

Here’s where things are a bit hazier: full lists of siblings vary from account to account, and the names, where included, of the spouses of siblings are sometimes suspect. Those census documents I praised a few paragraphs ago are also riddled with misspellings and untruths. If you are embarking on your own research, please look at these documents as a springboard into less than certain waters. At the same time, they are some of your best sources. Good Luck!

Another sticky subject is place names. This history spans an America from wild colonial days through a pioneering expansion westward. States were created from colonies, counties carved in the wilderness, or shaped from the fringes of existing counties. The same city or rural area often existed through several boundary line changes. Please forgive my inconsistency in naming these places, as my sources were many.

As for the quotes and stories here: I fully confess to stealing a majority of them, editing, and shamelessly mashing them together as I needed. My excuse? Most of these texts were presented on my computer screen without sources at all, on various family tree related websites. Please feel free to take what you will from me, no citations required. In fact, better to leave my name off of it altogether…

This document exploded out of the genealogical research of my mother’s first cousin, Pat Baribeau. She got the ancestry bug after the death of her mother, Miriam Williams, and she sent me a copy of her work on the Williams tree, one quarter of my own ancestry. I took that and ran with it, and this has grown to many times the size of Pat’s document.

In Conclusion…..

The project began as a photo album, and I am still searching for images of a few great-grandparents. Along the way I became the family expert in all matters ancestral. Many wonderful people have helped out, and I can attest that the names and relationships in the first six generations of this account are solid, although a few dates or locations could prove to be off by a bit. I’ll just pass it on to others now.

To my brothers and sisters: this is our past. To my nieces and nephews, it is only half of the story, so someone has work to do. I hope you find as many interesting folks as I did, and If you doubt how interesting it could be, here’s a sampling of what I’ve uncovered: Murderers, slave traders, and slave owners. Rum runners, Indian fighters and military commanders. Families wiped out by epidemics and torn apart by war. Immigrants and pioneers. Farmers and factory workers. Winemakers, drunkards and hillbillies. Preachers and sinners.

In the end, there are many hundreds listed here without their stories: people who just lived and died, the triumphs and failures of their lives never recorded.


Mike Spieth
2013