William Wilson, the pioneer ancestor of this family, emigrated from Stewardstown, County of Tyrone, Ireland, in 1732, when 19 years of age. The Town of Stewardstown is in the parish of Donagheny in the province of Ulster and eighty-two miles northwest of Dublin, long noted for its very superior linen cloth.
The series contains original affidavits of registration that record personal information about each registrant, their photograph affixed to the majority of documents, and the registrants fingerprints. All of these are specific to Kansas, and most have the actual documents attached.
The Tappan family of Attleboro, while not an old one in this section of the State, has, nevertheless, been resident for half a century in Attleboro, where Ephraim H. Tappan makes his home, and where his sons, Charles H. and William C, the latter now deceased, have been identified with the manufacturing interests of that section, by their great energy, enterprise and progressive spirit making for themselves a name ranking them among the foremost jewelry manufacturers of the State. The Tappan family was planted in America by:
Abraham Toppan (or Tappan), son of William Topham, of Calbridge, in the parish of Coverham, and fourth in descent from Robert Topham, of Linton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England; he was baptized April 10, 1606. He lived for some time in Yarmouth, County of Norfolk. His wife, whose maiden name was Taylor, was born in 1607, daughter of Elizabeth, who married (second) John Goodale, whom she outlived and from whom she inherited considerable property. Mr. Toppan with his wife, two children and maidservant, in 1637, took passage in the “Mary and Ann” to New England, and there came in the same vessel with them Mrs. Goodale, his mother-in-law. He settled in Newbury, being admitted Oct. 16, 1637, and at different times in the year following several lots were granted to him. He made a number of voyages to Barbadoes, one or more of which were profitable. He died Nov. 5, 1672, aged sixty-six, in the house on “Toppan’s Lane” which he had built about 1670 for his son Jacob. His widow died March 20, 1689, aged eighty-two years. The children of Abraham and Susanna (Taylor) Toppan were:
Interviewer: Lauana Creel Person Interviewed: Joseph William Carter Location: Evansville, Indiana Age: 100+ Ex-Slave Stories 5th District Vandenburgh County Lauana Creel SLAVE STORY JOSEPH WILLIAM CARTER This information was gained through an interview with Joseph William Carter and several of his daughters. The data was cheerfully given to the writer. Joseph William Carter has lived a long and, he declares, a happy life, although he was born and reared in bondage. His pleasing personality has always made his lot an easy one and his yoke seemed easy to wear. Joseph William Carter was born prior to the year 1836. His
BOYD CO. (Carl F. Hall) The Commonwealth of Kentucky, having for a northern boundary the Ohio River-the dividing line between the northern free states and the southern slave states has always been regarded as a southern state. As in the other states of the old south, slavery was an institution until the Thirteenth Ammendment to the Constitution of the United States gave the negro freedom in 1865. Kentucky did not, as other southern states, secede from the Union, but attempted to be neutral during the Civil War. The people, however, were divided in their allegience, furnishing recruits for both the
C. Williams, of the firm of Williams & Blenkiron, proprietors of meat market, was born in England in 1855; came to America in 1861 and settled with his parents in Cherokee, Ia.; removed to Missouri Valley in 1876 and engaged in his present business.
MERWIN, Julia Todd7, (Lyman6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 11, 1814, married Eber Merwin, who was born April 30, 1812, died Oct. 10, 1862. Children: I. Eber Smith, b. Nov. 11, 1833. II. Mary, b. March 15, 1836, in Delaware County, N. Y., m. May 29, 1855, Chester William, son of Hiram and Anna M. (Marks) Cooke, who was b. Dec. 14, 1830, in New Haven County, Conn. Issue: (1) Julia Anna, b. Oct. 9, 1856, in Ulster County N. Y., m. Oct. 25, 1882, Charles P. Skinner, who was b. in 1844, d. in 1908, they lived
PATTERSON, Frances DeEtta Todd9, (Zerah8, Lemuel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 4, 1838, in Toddsville, N. Y., married Sept. 17, 1861, George W., son of Hon. George W., and Hannah W. (Dichey) Patterson, who was born Feb. 25, 1826, in Lester, N. Y. He studied law in Buffalo, N. Y., for two years after he left college. In 1854 he moved to Corning, N. Y., where he was president of the George Washington Bank; was for many years, president of the Board of Education, and also president of the Board of Water Commissioners. In 1876 they moved
Glenna Bell William Was Pine Resident Glenna Bell William, 75, of Halfway, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 1985 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. Services for Glenna Bell were held Monday, Oct. 7, 1985 at 2:00 p.m. at the halfway Presbyterian Church. Rev. Judy Marshall of the Halfway Presbyterian Church officiated. Interment followed in the Pine Haven Cemetery, Halfway. Glenna Bell was born on December 27, 1909 in Halfway, to Chester Martin and Genevieve Stalker-Maley. She came from pioneer stock; grandparents settled in the Pine Valley; her father was a rancher in the Pine Valley; she grew up in Halfway; her
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