Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday's Obituary- Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs 1920-2009


                 My Grandson's elusive Tappahannock Virginia family was discovered  here:
                           Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1920-2009
                                                               FamilySearch.org



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Patrick Kirwan,Lizzie Sweeney and/or their parents

Utilizing DNA involves choosing a company that has tools to use. These colors represent DNA that 3 persons and myself received from a common ancestor to me. This Person does not match This Person however. This Person and MYSELF match all of them.





Thursday, November 6, 2014

Treasure Trove Thursday - 1821 Irish Census Fragment - Brady in Cavan and Meath


What I am wondering is if I am making myself confused, or did all of the Bradys and Kirwans in my line leave for America from this area. Is it the same area really though? Census fragments only show part  of it apparently.

There are two Sylvester Bradys living in Cavan or Meath at this time and are they the same family.

Sylvester Brady is a policeman and marries a Bridget Hood( or Flood) Jan 1, 1859 in Bohermeen Meath, near Navan where I think this Sylvester dies.

Another Sylvester Brady marries Rose Cook in Mt.Nugent( per the record) or Mountnugent in 1846. This is in Cavan and Meath, or at least the village is in Meath and  not too distant from Butlers Bridge where my rleated Bradys came from.

I also found this  in a public Tree of descendants of the second Sylvester Brady which makes me wonder if this is  my family also:
" The pages that she made are glued into a bible that came across on a sailing ship which left Waterford in 1866 in the possession of Maria (spoken "Mariah") then 14 years old.  According to four originally blank pages in that bible which evidently were meant to record things like births and deaths, etc., and preceding those that my grandmother glued into that bible, was documentation written by the parish priest of Kilbride Parish in Mt. Nugent (because he was the only one that could read or write given the English Penal Laws on the Irish Catholics at that time); it states that seven of the ten children were going to go to America on a sailing ship and only three sons, Timatay, Edward and John, were to stay in Mt. Nugent to tend to their home and parents on the "Tonagh land" in Mt. Nugent. "

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Census Sunday - Friends of Friends From the Delaware Archives


Although not exactly from the census but records, for sure, I discovered the Collections Gateway from the Delaware Public Archives. Searchable and downloadable for a lot of indexes, this one was Apprentice Indentures. I looked up my Carrows and found who was apprenticed to who and found Timothy Carrow apprenticing  two females for household servants.Emily Wright, who I find in the census as  Eunity Wright  and Sarah Elizabeth Duff.

I want to note that these indentures did not note race. Carrows who were not of color were indentured also as it was how life training took place. One Carrow man, Goldsmith Day Carrow who in later years was  a prominent minister and missionary in his youth was apprenticed as a tailor. In using this index I was able to look into the past for several lines of my own family.


Eunity Wright is found in the household of Timothy Carrow in 1867 as a 3 year old and is described as white but I later find her listed as black. The Apprentice record calls her Emily but I think this is her. She is apprenticed for 15 years on 6 Feb 1869. In 1800 at 14 she and a Renatta Clarkson, same age, were living in Little Creek Delaware in the household of  Benjamin Hamm. In the 1900 census, on June 5th, she is in the household of Sallie Morris and it is stated she is a widow and mother of 2 children not living. 6 Dec 1901 she marries James H. Collins, 45, of Leipsic who is son of John Collins and Lidia.  Eunity Collins dies  21 Jul 1905 in Dover. I do not find James Collins after that, although he had a large family of origin with brothers Isaac H.,Albert, William and John and sisters Hannah and Elizabeth.

Sarah Elizabeth Duff was born in 1828, and was apprenticed to Timothy Carrow on 5 Nov 1841 for 4 years. In the 1850 Duck Creek Hundred census she is living with her mother Priscilla, 50, who is then married to  a Robert Temple, 55, as well as a Josiah Temple who is 5 and  Abritta Morris, 8, who may be her sister and a one year old George Stewart, listed as mulatto, who is her son.

Elizabeth Duff marries James Hazzard 23 Jan 1851.She names her second daughter Priscilla so I am assuming her mother is Priscilla Temple. In the 1860 census her children are listed as Priscilla, George,Elizabeth and Shepherd Hazzard. 1870 finds James and Elizabeth Hazzard living in Philadelphia with Frank Hazzard 3, and William ( is this Shepherd?) in the home of a Doctor David Right. James dies  27 Dec 1872  and is buried in Lebanon Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Someone from the Crippen Dicks family has made corrections to  Abritta Morris' name. Since both of these girls were apprenticed to Timothy Carrow of Duck Creek Hundred and Eunity collins lives with Sallie Morris in 1900, I suspect these 2 may be connected in some fashion.

James Morris later marries Sarah E. Davis on June 7, 1883, daughter of Perry and Molesa/Molena Davis  and states that his parents are George and Aberella(Abritta). In 1930 he is widowed and living with his mother and a Anna E. Reading in Smyrna.




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Maryland State Archives: St. Mary's County Career Files



Since it is necessary to see where the Carrows lived before appearing in North Carolina in 1695 and Dorchester and Queen Ann  Maryland around 1700, Evan remains important. He is Deputy Sheriff in Accomac Virginia in July 1667, when he is first found and must then indenture to Mark Cordea for his transportation to Maryland. At one point I found him in Queen Ann in 1682, possibly as Juror.

Also appearing in Accomac records in  August  1667 is Rowland who is transported by Thomas Miller, who also got headrights for Morgan Aprice,Edgar Jones,Mary Morgan, John Welsh and Eliza Wilkins.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Places from the Past ~ Swedish Church in Southwark and the Frigate Philadelphia

 This seems a very appropriate picture  as my Swanson family who came around this time period were from Goteborg Sweden. Andrew Swanson who seems to have been brother or another close relation to my Charles was impressed by the British in 1796.

 "Peter Coleman and Andrew Swanson, both Swedes, were impressed at Port Royal, Jamaica, on the 8th September 1796 from on board the Brigantine Betsey, by his Britannic Majesties ship Alfred. Samuel Holt of Philadelphia was Captain of Betsy and was affiliated with Old Swedes Church. " 

My Ancestor Charles Swanson was a pilot on the Delaware River where he apparently died of cholera in August 1850.

They were associated with the Old Swedes Church but were not directly related to  the earliest Swanson family from Delaware.