Dear Friend Robert Merry: Letters from nineteenth-century children
Introduction

How to use this book

1840s: 184118421843184418451846184718481849

1850s: 1850185118521853185418551856185718581859

1860s: 1860186118621863186418651866186718681869

1870s: 187018711872

About the Merry Cousins

Appendix

Index & gloss

Sources

The Cousins’ Greatest Hits

The Merry Cousins

Index to the Cousins: Correspondents are listed by signature. Entries read as follows:

Signature(s): Actual name (dates of letters printed in the Museum ; birth date ; death date) Parents (with birth and death dates) ; number of siblings. Marriage (with spouse’s birth and death dates) ; number of children. Biographical information, including number of pieces by subscriber appearing in the magazine.

Letters in this collection.

Mentions in letters written by others.

• Sources, including letters in the Chat


About the identifications: Unfortunately, many subscribers were identified only by initials or nicknames. Most identifications were made using the U. S. census for 1850 and 1860, which include personal information about individuals and families. This made it possible for me to identify those subscribers who mentioned siblings or parents’ professions.

However, I have been cautious in the identifications. As a result, subscribers living in small towns are more likely to have been identified than those living in larger cities. When identification is listed as being “probable” or as “perhaps,” the subscriber included enough information for a possible identification, but not enough that I was positive that I’d identified the subscriber; in those cases, I didn’t try to trace the subscriber through his or her life.

Names in italics do not have letters included in this collection.

ABBREVIATIONS: c = circa (usually determined from census records); co. = county

Page numbers in issues, 1841-1867:

year.1.1-32; January
year.1.33-64; February
year.1.65-96; March
year.1.97-128; April
year.1.129-160; May
year.1.161-192; June
year.2.1-32; July
year.2.33-64; August
year.2.65-96; September
year.2.97-128; October
year.2.129-160; November
year.2.161-192; December

†*† (1856-1858)

1856.2.951857.1.911857.2.183a

Mentioned, 1857.1.185-1861858.1.25

Reaction to letter, 1858.1.30-31


!—! (1856-1858)

Quoted, 1856.2.157 (note)


H. A.: Herbert Allen (1851; born c1842, Illinois) Son of Isaac C. (born c1815, New York) and Maria M. (born c1815, Massachusetts); eldest of three boys. In Illinois, Isaac was a farmer with real estate worth $6000 in 1850 and $12000 in 1860.

1851.1.158b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #129: 323.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #230: 465.


Jacob A. (1848, from Roxbury)

1848.2.160


James A. (1842, from Petersburgh, Virginia)

1842.1.159


Jane A. (1850)

1850.1.32c


M. E. A. (1865, from Brooklyn)

1865.1.59a


P. Q. A. (1849, in Somerset, Pennsylvania); at least two brothers

1849.2.94a


A. S. H. Wolverine (1858, from Ann Arbor, Michigan)

1858.1.125a


Ada: probably Ada Josephine Pierce (1858-1863; born 1848, Michigan; died 1915); only daughter of Nathan H. (born c1820, New York; died before 1893) and Sophia M. (born 1828, New York; died 26 August 1893, Michigan); Edward H. (born c1855, Michigan) was her brother. Ada married 2 September 1867, Ann Arbor, Michigan, James Barnaby Saunders (born c1844, Massachusetts); seven children. Nathan was a merchant worth about $1100 in 1860. Ada lived in Washtenaw co., Michigan, most of her life. James was a printer. They were buried in Fairview Cemetery, in Ann Arbor. Authored an article in 1861.

1858.2.1271859.1.125a1859.2.92-93

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #563: 623.

• Ann Arbor, Michigan. City Clerk’s Office. Marriage Records. vol 5: 5.

• Washtenaw County, Michigan. County Clerk. Birth records, 1867-1913. vol 1: 266; vol 2: 21, 145, 242; vol 3: 65 & 152; vol 4: 25.

• Edward H. Mohneke. “Cemetery Records, Fairview Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan.”


Alba (1858, from Vicksburg, Mississippi)

1858.2.62


Alice (1854, from Kalamazoo, Michigan)

1854.1.95b


Alick: Edward Alexander Lawrence (1855-1857; born 16 January 1847, Marblehead, Massachusetts; died 10 November 1893, Baltimore, Maryland) Son of Edward Alexander Lawrence (born 1809; died 4 September 1883) and Margaret Oliver Woods Lawrence (born 1813; died 5 January 1901), who wrote for Merry’s Museum and other publications as “Meta Lander”; third of four children, one of whom died when he was a year old. His sisters were subscribers Blue-Eyed Minna and Memo (like Minna, Edward had blue eyes). Edward was affianced to Laura Nunn when he died. Lively and religious as a child, Edward became a minister, graduating from Yale University before earning a degree as a doctor of divinity from Beloit College in Wisconsin. As a minister, Edward took on social causes; ministering in Baltimore, Maryland, he lived for a year in a tenement in order to better understand the lives of the poor. He died of peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis. His obituary appeared in newspapers across the country; his mother published Reminiscences of the Life and Work of Edward A. Lawrence, jr the year before she died.

1855.2.29b1855.2.93a1856.1.90-91.

Mentioned, 1865.1.59b

• Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, Utah: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). [at ancestry.com]

• 1850 United States Census; Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts; dwelling #240; family #419. [at ancestry.com]

• Margaret Woods Lawrence. The Broken Bud; or, Reminiscences of a Bereaved Mother. [about Carrie Lawrence, 1844-1848] New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1851. [archive.org]

• 1860 United States Census; South Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut; dwelling #667; family #738. [at ancestry.com]

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1862.1.91

• U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington DC; Roll #280: 01 Mar 1886-31 Mar 1886. [at ancestry.com]

• “Wonders of the Northwest: The Rev. E. A. Lawrence on the Strength and Weakness of Cities.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 27 October 1890; p. 6.

• “Born in Marblehead: Severe Illness of Rev. Dr. Lawrence.” The Boston Globe [Boston, Massachusetts] 9 November 1893; p. 2.

• “Rev. E. A. Lawrence Dead.” The Boston Globe [Boston, Massachusetts] 11 November 1893; p. 8.

• “Memorials to the Rev. E. A. Lawrence.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 10 September 1894; p. 8.

• Margaret Woods Lawrence. Reminiscences of the Life and Work of Edward A. Lawrence, jr. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1900.


Allan and Edward (1848, from Waterbury, Connecticut; born c1839); twins

1848.2.92


Catherine Josephine Allen (1855-1857; born 21 March 1840, Athens, Alabama; died 24 August 1902) Daughter of Horatio Gates (born c1792, Massachusetts; died 5 August 1863) and Elizabeth (born c1805, Georgia; died 9 May 1889); third of four children, three of them girls. Married first, W. H. Lewis (died 3 October 1895), with whom she had three girls and six boys, including a set of twins; second, Thomas J. Davis, with whom she had a daughter. Listed as a school teacher in the 1850 census, in 1851 Horatio bought 80 acres of land, adding approximately 280 acres more in 1853; by 1860 he was a planter owning 13 slaves. Catherine was buried in Cuba, Alabama.

1855.2.125b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #10: 1

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #15: 318-319; #31: 15

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #32: ED176, sheet 3, line 10

• Alabama. Probate Court (Marengo County, Alabama). Deeds, 1820-1901.

• W. C. Tharin, Tharin’s Marengo County Directory for 1860-61. Mobile, Alabama: Farrow & Dennett, 1861. (rep. Demopolis, Alabama: Marengo County Historical Society, 1973.)

• Thelma E. Hartman E-mail correspondence, 22 August 1999, 25 August 1999.


Alma: Alma Kohlheim (1852; born c1841, Mississippi) Daughter of John G. (born c1812, Georgia) and Ann (born c1816, Tennessee); her older brother was Charles Frederick, and her younger brother was Louis A. Married 10 June 1861, Pontotoc co., Mississippi, Charles S. Morton. In Fulton, John was a merchant worth at least $20,000 in 1850, making the Kohlheim family the wealthiest in town. In 1860, having moved the family to Birmingham, he owned real estate worth $51,200 and personal property of $78,750.

1852.1.64b

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #215: 141

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #373: 438

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #590: 632

• “Fulton: 1850.” Itawamba Settlers. March 1984: 46.

• Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Marriage records, 1858-1867 (white); p. 194.


Almira (1849) Authored an article in 1848

1849.1.321849.1.153


Alonzo: Alonzo Church Whitner (1854-1858; born 29 April 1841, near Tallahassee, Florida; died 23 September 1888, Jacksonville, Florida) Son of Benjamin F. (born c1829, South Carolina) and Sarah J. (born c1820, Georgia); elder of two boys. Married 10 April 1872, Margaret Marvin (born 1852; died 27 November 1911); at least two boys. Benjamin was a planter: in 1850 he owned 18 slaves and real estate worth $2000; in 1860 he owned real estate worth $1200, though the 25 slaves he also owned made his personal property worth $15,000. Alonzo may have enlisted in Company C 8th Florida Infantry on 1 June 1862, but did not serve; instead he acted as chief clerk for his father in organizing records for the Confederacy before enlisting as a private in Company C 2nd Florida Cavalry. Beginning in 1863, he worked as a clerk in General Court Martial and was at least recommended to be Judge Advocate in the Military Court in Florida in 1864; in 1865 he was a prisoner of war paroled at Lake City, Florida. By 1870 Alonzo had become a lawyer with personal property worth $200. He died during a yellow fever epidemic.

1856.2.122-123

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #59: 115; reel #60: 796

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #108: 168; reel #110: 309

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #132

• M251. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Florida; reel #13

• David W. Hartman and David Coles. Biographical Rosters of Florida’s Confederate and Union Soldiers. Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1995; vol 4: 1472

Old City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida, comp. Mary-Louise Howard. Jacksonville, Florida: Southern Genealogists’ Exchange Society, Inc., 1993; p. 137.


Amherstia (1851, from Fall River, Massachusetts)

1851.2.95


Annette (1850, from Paris, France)

1850.1.157-159


Annette (1860-1861, from Illinois)

Mentioned, 1860.2.89-90 (note)


anonymous

1842.1.159-1601846.1.190-1921860.1.1551872.1.2441872.2.November cover

(from Iowa City) 1867.1.58


anonymous boy

1845.1.186-1871872.2.148


Augusta (1859, from Painesville)

1859.1.189


A. O. B. (1849, from Hingham)

1849.1.125-126


Bella B.: probably Isabella St. John (1860-1864; born c1826, Cherry Valley, New York; died 21 February 1906, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; buried 24 February 1906, Rose Hill Cemetery). Parents born in New York. Married 5 January 1848, Oliver Besley (born c1810, New York; died 25 December 1881, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois), in Hunterdon, New Jersey; three boys and two girls. The Besleys apparently emigrated from New York to Wisconsin between 1852 and 1854. By 1870, the family had moved to Chicago, Illinois, where Oliver was a “money broker” with $10,000 in real estate and $1500 in personal property; they also appear to have kept a boarding house. By 1880, Oliver had retired.

1860.2.182-1831862.1.155a1864.2.88b

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1408: 735.

• 1870 United States Census; Ward 10, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; p. 292; family #2112. [at ancestry.com]

• 1880 United States Census; Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; p. 364; family #579. [at ancestry.com]

• New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965. FHL film #000807006 [at ancestry.com]

• Simmons etc. family tree, ancestry.com

• Cook County Deaths 1878-1922. Index. “Birth and Death Records, 1916-present.” Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois. FHL film #1239734 [at ancestry.com


C. T. B. (1853, from Woodville, Mississippi)

1853.2.187b


E. O. B. (1843)

1843.2.64


Franklin B.: Franklin Bostwick (1845; born c1830, New York; died before 1900) Son of William (born c1806, New York) and Ann E. (born c1810, New York); eldest of two boys and two girls. Married 5 March 1869, Maria Celeste Hayes, (born April 1839, New Jersey); eight children, four living in 1900. William was a judge. By age 20, Franklin had become a clerk. Franklin was a member of the Galena Agricultural Society, becoming its secretary in 1877. In 1880, he was a clerk in the Clerk’s office.

1845.1.189-190

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #111: 265

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #189: 432

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #234: 130

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #216: ED54, 6

• 1900 United States Census; Galena, Jo Daviess co., Illinois; sheet 1A; family #5. [at ancestry.com]

• Jo Daviess County, Illinois. County Clerk. Births, marriages, deaths, 1830-1986; vol B: 224

Galena City Directory, 1855-56. Galena, Illinois: H. H. Houghton & Co., 1855; p. 57

The History of Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Chicago: H. F. Kett & Co., 1878; p. 426.


Henry B. (1845, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

1845.1.31b


J. Y. B. (1850, from Frankfort, Kentucky)

1850.2.188b


Jane G. B. (1849, from Melrose)

1849.1.153-154


John C. B.: John Calvin Bonnell (1850; born 28 July 1841, New Jersey; died 4 Jan 1932, Dallas, Dallas co., Texas; buried Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster co., Nebraska) Son of Calvin Day Bonnell (born 10 April 1810, New Jersey; died d 5 Aug 1861) and Julia A. Croll Bonnell (born 19 March 1813, Pennsylvania; died 28 Apr 1910); third of three boys and two girls, among them Mary Lentz and William Harvey. Married before 1870, Sarah E. Arnold (born 3 Feb 1843; died 3 Jan 1921, Houston, Harris co., Texas); 5 girls and 1 boy, one of whom died in infancy. The Bonnell family moved to Iowa in 1844, where Calvin was a farmer growing mostly corn and hogs; in 1860 he owned $4500 in real estate. John worked for a railroad company in 1870 and as an advertising agent in Chicago Illinois, in 1900; later, he was an official for a railroad. He died at age 90 after contracting pneumonia.

1850.1.127a

• 1850 United States Census; Lee co., Iowa; dwelling #1190, family #1190. [at ancestry.com]

• Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest. Franklin, Lee co., Iowa; pp. 380-381; dwelling #166, family #175 [at ancestry.com]

• 1860 United States Census; Fort Madison, Lee co., Iowa; p. 589; dwelling #457, family #460. [at ancestry.com]

• 1870 United States Census; Fort Madison, Lee co., Iowa; p. 79; dwelling #136, family #159. [at ancestry.com]

• Schedules of the Nebraska State Census of 1885. NARA Microfilm Publication M352. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Garfield Precinct, Lancaster co., Nebraska; p. 6B; dwelling #37, family #37. [at ancestry.com]

• 1900 United States Census; Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; sheet 17B; dwelling #215, family #342. [at ancestry.com]

• 1920 United States Census; Galveston co., Texas; sheet 6A; dwelling #102, family #112. [at ancestry.com]

• 1930 United States Census; Highland Park, Dallas co., Texas; sheet 54A; dwelling #573, family #573. [at ancestry.com]

• Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. Austin, Texas, USA. Certificate #1104 [at ancestry.com]

• Calvin Day Bonnell [www.findagrave.com/memorial/69013079/]

• Julia A. Croll Bonnell [www.findagrave.com/memorial/69013082/]

• John Calvin Bonnell. [www.findagrave.com/memorial/58680574/]

• Sarah E. Arnold Bonnell. [www.findagrave.com/memorial/69013085]

• Henderson/Drews Family Tree [at ancestry.com]


Kate B. (1850, from Chester, New York)

1850.2.188a


L. F. B. (1852)

1852.1.127c


L. H. B.: Louisa H. Branch (1852; born 29 June 1842, South Carolina; died 8 July 1872) Daughter of Isaac (born 18 December 1800, Benson, Vermont; died 1867/68) and Fanny (24 November 1807, Castleton, Vermont; died 28 November 1871, Abbeville, South Carolina); eighth of five girls and four boys, six of whom died as infants. Married R. Marshall Haddon (born 29 December 1847; died 26 August 1924) Her only brother was William Tully Branch (born 23 April 1845; died 6 November 1903). Isaac accompanied his brothers to South Carolina in 1822 and then studied medicine in Vermont before returning to South Carolina before 1831. In 1850, Isaac owned five slaves. Louisa also wrote to the Chat as “Lula.”

1852.1.126b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #848: 46; reel #861: np.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1212: 41.

• “Abbeville County, South Carolina.” Np: WPA Statewide Historical Project #165-33-7099, 1937; pp. 49-50, 92.

• Lowry Ware. Old Abbeville. Columbia, South Carolina: SCMAR, 1992; pp. 2, 54, 191.

• Lois M. Tucker. E-mail correspondence, 31 January 2000.


M. T. B. (1844, from Lowell)

1844.1.94-95


Mary L. B.: Mary Lentz Bonnell (1850; born September 1835, New Jersey; died 14 May 1918, San Francisco, California; buried ) Daughter of Calvin Day Bonnell (born 10 April 1810, New Jersey; died d 5 Aug 1861) and Julia A. Croll Bonnell (born 19 March 1813, Pennsylvania; died 28 Apr 1910); eldest of two girls and three boys, among them William Harvey and John Calvin. Married 1870 Arthur L. Patterson (born June 1831, Pennsylvania; died after 1920); three children, two of whom died before 1900. The Bonnell family moved to Iowa in 1844, where Calvin was a farmer growing mostly corn and hogs; in 1860 he owned $4500 in real estate. The Pattersons moved to California before 1880, where Arthur was a farmer who retired before 1900.

1850.1.127a

• 1850 United States Census; Lee co., Iowa; dwelling #1190, family #1190. [at ancestry.com]

• Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest. Franklin, Lee co., Iowa; pp. 380-381; dwelling #166, family #175 [at ancestry.com]

• 1860 United States Census; Fort Madison, Lee co., Iowa; p. 589; dwelling #457, family #460. [at ancestry.com]

• Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Certificate #102951 [at ancestry.com]

• 1880 United States Census; Tomales, Marin co., California; p. 10B; dwelling #110, family #113. [at ancestry.com]

• 1900 United States Census; Assembly District #36, San Francisco, San Francisco co., California; p. 85A; dwelling #185, family #187. [at ancestry.com]

• 1910 United States Census; Assembly District #34; San Francisco, San Francisco co., California; sheet #4B; dwelling #73, family #95. [at ancestry.com]

• “Death Calls a Loved Woman.” Petaluma Argus-Courier [Petaluma, California] 21 May 1918; p. 5.

• 1920 United States Census; Assembly District #24, San Francisco, San Francisco co., California; sheet #3A; family #64. [at ancestry.com]

• Calvin Day Bonnell [www.findagrave.com/memorial/69013079/]

• Julia A. Croll Bonnell [www.findagrave.com/memorial/69013082/]

• Mary Lentz Bonnell Patterson. [www.findagrave.com/memorial/21199554]


William H. B.: William Harvey Bonnell (1850; born Oct 1837, Springfield, New Jersey; died Feb 1928) Son of Calvin Day Bonnell (born 10 April 1810, New Jersey; died d 5 Aug 1861; buried Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois) and Julia A. Croll Bonnell (born 19 March 1813, Pennsylvania; died 28 Apr 1910); second of three boys and two girls, among them Mary Lentz and John Calvin. Married twice: (1) Mary (born c1840, Iowa; died before 1898); at least one son; (2) 25 July 1898, Eliza A. Mallison (born c1865, New York); no children. The Bonnell family moved to Iowa in 1844, where Calvin was a farmer growing mostly corn and hogs; in 1860 he owned $4500 in real estate. William and his family lived in Chicago, Illinois, in 1880 before settling in Wisconsin. William had various jobs: clerk in 1860 and “manufacturer” with real estate worth $4000 and personal property of $3000 in 1870; clerking again in 1880; a lumberman in 1898 and 1900; a laborer doing odd jobs in 1910; and a bookkeeper for a garage in 1920.

1850.1.127a

• 1850 United States Census; Lee co., Iowa; dwelling #1190, family #1190. [at ancestry.com]

• Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest. Franklin, Lee co., Iowa; pp. 380-381; dwelling #166, family #175 [at ancestry.com]

• 1860 United States Census; Fort Madison, Lee co., Iowa; p. 589; dwelling #457, family #460. [at ancestry.com]

• 1870 United States Census; Fort Madison, Lee co., Iowa; p. 5; dwelling #35, family #47. [at ancestry.com]

• 1880 United States Census; Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; p. 59; line 11. [at ancestry.com]

• “Return of Marriages in the County of Woodbury.” Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1951. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. License #5905. [at ancestry.com]

• 1900 United States Census; Douglas co., Wisconsin; sheet 16A; dwelling #292, family #301. [at ancestry.com]

• 1910 United States Census; Hawthorn, Douglas co., Wisconsin; sheet 6A; dwelling #81, family #86. [at ancestry.com]

• 1920 United States Census; Superior City, Douglas co., Wisconsin; sheet 5A; dwelling #137, family #142. [at ancestry.com]

• Calvin Day Bonnell [www.findagrave.com/memorial/69013079/]

• Julia A. Croll Bonnell [www.findagrave.com/memorial/69013082/]

• William Henry Bonnell. [www.findagrave.com/memorial/209873214/]


Willie Bacon (1855, from Woodbury, Connecticut)

1855.2.91


Badger State (1856-1857, from Milwaukee)

1857.2.184a


Robert Thomas Barton, (1858; born 24 November 1842, Winchester, Virginia; died 1917, Winchester, Virginia) Son of David Walker (born c1803, Virginia) and Frances Lucy (born c1809, Virginia); sixth of nine children. Married first, 19 February 1868, Katharine K. Knight (born c1845, Maryland; died 11 June 1887); second, 10 June 1890, Gertrude W. Baker (born c1871, Virginia), with whom he had a boy and a girl. An attorney, David owned 16 slaves and was worth at least $55,000 in 1850; and owned 19 slaves and was worth $125,000 in 1860. Robert—five-foot-eight, grey-eyed, and brown-haired—was a student when he enlisted as a private in the Confederate army in March 1862; illness kept him from his unit until late that year, when he was detailed to the Nitre Bureau. Robert became an attorney in 1865. He wrote two major works on Virginia law and was president of the Virginia State Bar Association, as well as mayor of Winchester, Virginia.

1858.1.58

• M382. Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia; reel #3.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #945: 310; reel #987: 13.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1347: 70-71; reel #1390: 157.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #1648: 193.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #1740: ED93, sheet 4, 95A.

• T624. 1910 United States Census; reel #1640: ED109, 10A.

National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York: J. T. White, 1898; vol 7: 519.


Bella Bassett (1856-1857, from Charleston, Tennessee; born c1843)

1856.1.188

Reaction to, 1856.2.26-27


Bay State (1855-1856, from Boston, Massachusetts)

1855.2.157-1581856.1.291856.1.189-190 (note)

Mentioned, 1856.1.189-190


W. H. Belden: William Henry Belden (1855; born 3 August 1841, Newark, New Jersey; died 1896; buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York; lot 9860, section 45) Son of William (born c1812, Connecticut) and Maria (born c1789, New Jersey) William, sr, was a clergyman whose father was a minister in the Congregational church. The family took up residence in New York when William Henry was four years old. He had blue eyes and brown hair. He may have become a clergyman; in 1860, he was a divinity student.

1855.2.126-127

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #555: 41.

• Census of the state of New York, for 1855. Various County Clerk Offices, New York; election district 3, ward 8, New York, New York co., New York; dwelling #5, family #5. [at ancestry.com]

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #764: 816.

• U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. In Selected Passports. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Roll 231: 1 Aug 1879-31 Oct 1879; passport #14015. [at ancestry.com]

• William Henry Belden. [green-wood.com]


Jessie Bell (1864)

1864.2.87-88

Mentioned, 1865.2.26


Mattie Bell (1858-1860): wrote one letter from Ohio. Starting in 1858, Mattie published around 20 poems in the Museum, 12 before 1859.

Mentioned, 1859.2.157


Bertina (1865-1866)

1865.2.123


Ella S. Bierce (1858-1859, from Akron, Ohio)

1860.1.60-61 (note)


Black-Eyed Gertrude (1852, from Onondaga Valley)

1852.1.191b


Black-eyed Laura (1855-1858)

1856.1.189-190 and note • 1858.1.153d (note)

Mentioned, 1856.2.122a1857.2.155-1561859.1.93a


Blackeyed Sue (1849)

1849.1.127-128

Mentioned, 1852.1.191b (note)


Black-Eyes; B.-E. (1857-1866); at least one brother. Her first name was Mary. Married before 1858; at least two daughters. Authored a piece published in the Museum in 1857.

1856.2.26-271857.2.154-155 (note) • 1858.1.56a1858.2.155-1561859.2.126-1271860.1.60-611860.2.591861.2.231861.2.119-1201861.2.155-1561862.1.26-27 (note) • 1862.1.187 (note) • 1863.2.155-1561866.1.62

Marital status, 1858.1.56a

Reaction to: 1858.1.56b1858.1.1231858.1.126a1858.1.153d1858.1.1541858.2.60-611859.2.60-61

Reaction to reactions: 1859.1.189-190

Reaction of Black-Eyes to reactions, 1859.2.126-1271860.1.60-61

Reaction to letter, 1862.1.58

Mentioned, 1860.1.123a1860.1.186-1871862.1.26-27


Blue-Eyed Josie (1857, from Franklin, Connecticut); at least one brother. She may have been a niece of John N. Stearns; Flora P. S. was Josie’s cousin

1857.2.153-154


Blue-Eyed Lora (1860, 1865)

Quoted, 1860.2.58 (note)


Blue-Eyed Mary of Ohio (1851, from Marietta, Ohio)

1851.2.94


Blue-Eyed Minna: Margaret Louisa Lawrence (also “Meta”) (1854-1860; born 13 July 1842, Massachusetts; died 11 January 1870, Brooklyn, Kings co., New York; buried 13 January 1870, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York; lot 4153, secn 26) Daughter of Edward Alexander Lawrence (born 1809; died 4 September 1883) and Margaret Oliver Woods Lawrence (born 1813; died 5 January 1901), who wrote for Merry’s Museum and other publications as “Meta Lander”; eldest of four children, one of whom died when Minna was six years old. Her siblings were subscribers Alick and Memo. Married 20 July 1868, Orestes M. Pray (died 23 April 1869, New York); one daughter (born 15 April 1869; died 1947). Minna had dark hair and grayish-blue eyes. She used a number of names, writing one letter to the Museum as “Madge” and being listed as “Meta” in a U. S. census and in paperwork for her passport; her mother called her “Louise.” In 1864 she taught music; in 1866 she traveled to Europe, where she met Orestes, who was a physician. Eight days after their daughter was born, Orestes was killed in a railway accident that also claimed the lives of his mother and his uncle. Poor maintenance of the rail line being blamed for the accident, a lawsuit resulted which was unsettled at the time of Minna’s death. She died of phthsis, which at the time referred to a pulmonary disease or a wasting disease. Her funeral service was conducted by the Reverend Harris and Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe). Authored 10 pieces between 1855 and 1860.

As Your blue-eyed friend Minna: 1854.2.375

As Minna: 1855.1.87-88

As Blue-eyed Minna: 1855.2.29a

As Blue-Eyed Minnie: 1858.1.186-1871860.1.61

As Madge, 1862.1.153b (note)

Mentioned, 1865.1.59b

• Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, Utah: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook); p. 205. [at ancestry.com]

• 1850 United States Census; Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts; dwelling #240; family #419. [at ancestry.com]

• Margaret Woods Lawrence. The Broken Bud; or, Reminiscences of a Bereaved Mother. [about Carrie Lawrence, 1844-1848] New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1851. [archive.org]

• 1860 United States Census; South Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut; dwelling #667; family #738. [at ancestry.com]

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1862.1.91

• U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington DC; Roll #142: 1 August 1866-30 September 1866. [at ancestry.com]

• Marriage announcement. The Brooklyn Union [Brooklyn, New York] 21 July 1868; p. 4.

• “Awful Catastrophe.” The Brooklyn Daily Union [Brooklyn, New York] 24 April 1869; p. 2.

• Funeral of Orestes M. Pray. New York and Vicinity, United Methodist Church Records, 1775-1949 [database on-line]. Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. vol 422. [at ancestry.com]

• “The Long Island Railroad Horror.” New York Herald [New York, New York] 27 April 1869; p. 5.

• 1870 United States Census; North Hempstead, Queens County, New York; dwelling #330; family #376.

• 1870 United States Mortality Census; Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; p. 1318, ln 22.

• Death notice. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle [Brooklyn, New York] 12 January 1870; p. 3.

• “Funeral of Mrs. Margaret L. Pray.” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle [Brooklyn, New York] 14 January 1870; p. 4.

• Burial information for Orestes M. Pray and Margaret L. Pray [www.green-wood.com]

• Long Island: “Suits Against the Long Island R. R. Co.” The Brooklyn Union [Brooklyn, New York] 24 January 1870; p. 4.

• Margaret Woods Lawrence. Reminiscences of the Life and Work of Edward A. Lawrence, jr. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1900.

• Death of Florence Pray. “New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754–1947.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire. [at ancestry.com]


Blue-Eyed Minnie (1852, from Magnolia Falls, Louisiana)

1852.2.159


Blue-eyes (1860-1864): from Batavia, New York

1862.1.155a (note)


Bob O’Link (1863-1867) He was in a New York regiment during the War, near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, in 1864.

1865.1.60

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1864.1.93


S. E. Boles (1857, from Mt. Vernon, Iowa; born c1845)

1857.2.156a


Oscar Bradford (1858, from Springfield, Illinois)

1858.1.57 (note)


Brown-Eyes (1861-1866); one of at least two girls. Her real name may have been Christabelle. Self-described as “harum-scarum,” she owned a pony named Ivanhoe but preferred to ride a friskier one named Rob Roy. Her sister also wrote to the Chat, as “Blue-Eyes.”

1861.2.120-121

Mentioned, 1863.2.91

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1862.2.60; 1862.2.60-61


Buckeye Boy (1857-1863, from Ohio)

1863.2.123


Bunker Hill (1857-1858, from Charlestown)

1857.2.56


Daniel Hudson Burnham (1858-1864; born 4 September 1846, Henderson, New York; died 1 June 1912, Heidelberg, Germany) Son of Edwin (born c1804, Middletown, Vermont; died 30 September 1874, Illinois) and Elizabeth Keith Weeks (born c1810, Vermont; died 15 January 1893, Evanston, Illinois); sixth of seven children, three of them girls, one of them Marie. Married 20 January 1876, Margaret Sherman. The family moved several times before settling in Chicago, Illinois, in 1855. Daniel was acquainted with subscriber Annie Drummond. In 1861, Daniel enlisted in the 19th Illinois Infantry, but his father ended Daniel’s military career immediately. Daniel was better at sports than at school, though his teachers recognized his talent for drawing; his attempts to attend Harvard and Yale failed. He took some time to settle down, working at an architectural firm, gold-seeking with friends in Nevada for a year, and selling plate glass. In 1872, Daniel became a draftsman at the architectural firm of Carter, Drake & Wight. Here he met John Root; the two formed their own architectural firm—Burnham & Root—in 1873. Daniel became one of the most influential architects of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries; his most famous achievement came as Director of Works for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Daniel’s companies designed both houses and public buildings, among them Union Station and (appropriately) the Post Office in Washington, DC.

1858.2.125

Described by friend, 1865.1.88-89

Mentioned, 1863.2.921865.1.26

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1864.1.153.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #515: 229.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #164: 457.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #185: ED18, sheet 22, line 11.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #292: ED1155, sheet 30, B.

• Charles Moore. Daniel H. Burnham. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1921. Repr. New York: Da Capo Press, 1968.

• Thomas S. Hines Burnham of Chicago. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.


Marie Burnham: Mary Ellen Burnham (1858; born 28 November 1841, Henderson, New York; died 6 August 1941; buried Union Cemetery, Brockton, Plymouth co., Massachusetts) Daughter of Edwin (born c1804, Middletown, Vermont; died 30 September 1874, Illinois) and Elizabeth Keith Weeks (born c1810, Vermont; died 15 January 1893, Evanston, Illinois); fourth of seven children, four of them boys, one of them Daniel. Married 9 June 1866, John Goddard (born 9 October 1839; died 6 February 1835); at least three girls and a boy. Her younger sister, Clara, also wrote to the Chat. John Goddard was a Swedenborgian minister. At least three of their children were born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1858.1.122

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #515: 229.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #164: 457.

• Charles Moore. Daniel H. Burnham. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1921. Repr. New York: Da Capo Press, 1968; p. 11.

Geo: Weekes: genealogy of the family of George Weekes, of Dorchester, Mass, 1635-1650; pp. 159-160.

• David Pangaro Family Tree, ancestry.com

• John Goddard. www.findagrave.com/memorial/119634664

• Thomas S. Hines Burnham of Chicago. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.


Bushel of Nuts (1850, from Castile)

1850.2.159


Busy Bee (1860-1861): Popular subscriber whose chatty letters from Peach Grove, Tennessee, were full of messages to other Cousins. As state after state seceded from the Union in 1861, her absence was the one most often recognized. In her “To Correspondents” column, Aunt Sue asked General George McClellan to “Be kind enough to convey to Busy Bee, under a flag of truce, Harry Whitmore’s love, together with the love and affection of all the rest of the Merrys, including the uncles and aunts.”

1861.1.156 (note)

Mentioned, 1860.2.155-1561861.2.120-1211861.2.1821861.2.119-1201862.2.591863.1.591865.1.122b1865.2.261865.2.88

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1862.1.64


Amy C. (1865, from Newark, New Jersey); one older sister. Her mother died before 1865.

Described, 1865.2.184-185


Charles C. (1858, from Philadelphia)

1858.2.28-29


Charles P. C. (1845, from Warrenton, Fauquier co., Virginia)

1845.1.187


Delia C. (1855; born c1845); at least one younger sister

1855.1.90


E. B. C. (1852, from Albany)

1852.1.127a


Edith L. C. (1852, from Dayton)

1852.2.30


Fanny B. C.: Fanny Berkeley Cochran (1849-1851; born 4 February 1839, Virginia; died 6 October 1865, near Middleburg, Loudon co., Virginia; buried Sharon Cemetery, Middleburg, Loudon co., Virginia) Daughter of William B. (born 9 January 1810, Virginia; died 12 July 1898) and Catharine Powell (born 3 November 1814, Virginia; died 17 February 1895); second of two girls and a boy; Fanny’s older sister died when Fanny was age one. Married 6 July 1859, Thomas B. Dudley, Jr. In 1850 physician William had real estate valued at $14,000 and owned 10 slaves.

1849.2.31-321850.1.1871851.2.64

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #957: 224; reel #989: 579.

• Mrs. Walter Towner Jewell, comp. “Marriage Records of Loudon County, Virginia, 1751-1880.” 1952; p. 123.

• Loudon County, Virginia. “Cemetery Records from Loudoun County, Virginia,” comp. Nada M. Seymour & Mrs. Walter Towner Jewell. Np: Federal City Chapter, D. A. R., 1949; p. 263.

• Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917. FHL Film Number: 2048576 [at ancestry.com]

• Fanny Cochran. www.findagrave.com/memorial/84542290


Harry C. (1852, from Norwich)

1852.1.63


J. R. C. (1856, from Easton, Pennsylvania)

1856.2.61-62


L. T. C. (1865, from Chicago, Illinois)

1865.2.27a


L. W. C. (1862); her first name probably was Lucy (1862.2.96)

1862.2.28


Lillie C. (1867-1869)

1867.2.92b


S. C. (1849, from Boston)

1849.2.95-96


S. C.: Sarah Conant (1872), an adult subscriber who took the Museum in her youth. While it is not clear that she is the “S. C.” who wrote to the Museum in 1849, Sarah does mention enjoying the “Tale of a Tulip,” published in 1851. Authored five pieces in 1871 and 1872

1872.1.52


W. C. (1852, from Foxboro, Massachusetts)

1852.1.127b


W. A. C. (1850, from Rome, New York)

1850.1.127-128


Louisa A. C—d, (1851, from Perry)

1851.2.94-95


Emily C. C—s,: Emily Caroline Crafts (1843; baptized 23 June 1833, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts; died 1911?) Daughter of Eliphalet Porter (born c1791, Massachusetts; died 16 January 1880, Waltham, Massachusetts) and Augusta P. (born c1812, Massachusetts; died 8 January 1876, Eastport, Maine); eldest of at least four girls. Eliphalet was a Unitarian minister when he died owned a double house and two vacant lots in Winchester, Massachusetts. Emily never married.

1843.1.184

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #173: 59.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #304: 715-716.

• East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917; p. 43.

• Middlesex County, Massachusetts probate records; will #2445.


Ina Carey (1860, from Parensville)

1860.2.60a


Marina A. Carey (1859, from Painsville; born 20 September 1848)

1859.1.62


Carolus (1846-1847)

1846.1.29-301847.1.30-31


Josiah Cary (1857-1859; born 7 April 1783, West Brookfield, Massachusetts; died 8 March 1861, St. Charles, Missouri) Son of Josiah (born 1754, Bridgewater, Connecticut) and Molly Moulton (died 1795); second of 10 children, seven of them boys. Married 3 May 1807, Betsey Henry, with whom he had at least three boys and a girl; the sons predeceased Josiah. Josiah, sr, married Lydia Hale in 1796. Alice and Phebe Cary, popular nineteenth-century poets, were distant relatives. Josiah was buried in a small cemetery on what is now the campus of Lindenwood College.

1857.2.93c1859.1.156-157 (note)

• Seth C. Cary. John Cary, the Plymouth Pilgrim. Boston, Massachusetts: Seth C. Cary, 1911; pp. 72, 182.

• Louise G. Walker. “Thomas Hale, 1637 Emigrant.” 1978; p. 21.

• Carrol Geerling and Lucille Wittenborn Wiechens. Cemeteries of St. Charles County, Missouri. Bridgeton, Missouri: Lineage Press, 1987; p. 188.


Celestia (1851, from Wentworth, New Hampshire)

1851.1.96b


Charley (1861, from Providence, Rhode Island)

1861.1.124 (note)


Charlotte’s Sister (1853, from Brooklyn, New York)

1853.1.99a


Choctaw (1852, from Wheeloch, Choctaw Nation)

1852.1.159


Cis (1865-1870) She had a biological aunt, uncle, and cousins in Jacksonville, Illinois; on a visit to them in February 1865, Cis met subscriber Charles M. Eames and discovered the Museum.

1867.1.155-156

Mentioned, 1866.2.94

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1865.1.153-154


Clara (1860-1869)

1861.2.155-156 (note) • 1865.1.187c


Mary A. Clark (1853-1856, from Buffalo); at least one brother and one sister

1853.2.127c1855.2.90a1856.1.60a


May Clayton (1863-1867)

1863.2.29


Clite Clinton (1862-1866)

1862.1.153b


Clio (1857-1859, from Norwalk) Authored a poem in 1859

1858.1.126a1859.1.123-124 (note)

Reaction to letter, 1858.2.60-61


Cora Clyde (1855, from Perry, New York)

1855.2.93-94


Elizabeth Cogley (1845; born 24 November 1833, Lewiston, Pennsylvania; died 23 March 1922, Lewistown, Pennsylvania) Daughter of Joseph M. (born 26 December 1799?, Pennsylvania; died 17 January 1870) and Sarah Fridely (born c1811, Pennsylvania); eldest of 10 children. In 1850 Joseph was a tailor. Elizabeth was educated in the Lewistown Academy before studying in 1854 to become a telegraph operator; she was the second female telegraph operator in the United States. On 13 April 1856, Elizabeth took her first job, as a telegraph operator at the Lewistown Station of the Pennsylvania Railroad; she held jobs with the Railroad until 1900, after which she was sometimes called on by the Railroad for advice. For a few months in 1858, she also had a bookstore. In April 1861, Elizabeth received the first telegraph message sent to call out the first Union troops and sent the answer that the Logan Guards—later called the First Defenders of Pennsylvania—would move at once. After retiring from the Pennsylvania Railroad, Elizabeth worked for Western Union, where one of her brothers was a manager; one of her younger sisters also worked as a telegraph operator. Elizabeth knitted for the soldiers during World War I and voted for president in 1920 (the second time she’d voted; accompanying her father as he cast his ballot in 1840, seven-year-old Elizabeth insisted on also “voting” in that election, though her ballot, while accepted by the clerk, probably wasn’t counted). In 1920, Elizabeth owned her house, where she lived with a sister and brother; it was the house in which she’d been born. She died at home seven weeks after fracturing her hip.

1845.2.319

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #797: 237.

• “A New Counterfeit Detector.” Lewistown Gazette [Lewistown, Pennsylvania] 7 January 1858; p. 2.

• Advertisement for Hover’s Inks. Lewistown Gazette [Lewistown, Pennsylvania] 14 January 1858; p. 3.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1141: 374

• “Personal”: Elizabeth’s birthday gift. Harrisburg Telegraph [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 26 November 1877; p. 4.

• “Almost Fifty Years at the Key.” Harrisburg Telegraph [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 3 July 1899; p. 5.

• “Miss Cogley Retired.” Harrisburg Daily Independent [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1 May 1900; p. 2.

• “Veteran War Operator.” Evening Report [Lebanon, Pennsylvania] 2 May 1900; p. 3.

• “Woman Telegraph Operator Sent Curtin’s First Call for Troops.” The Times [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] 7 May 1900; p. 4. With an engraved portrait of Elizabeth.

• “Huelings Post Gets War Relic.” The Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] 28 December 1909; p. 3.

• “Reminiscence of President M’Crea.” Altoona Tribune [Altoona, Pennsylvania] 19 November 1912; p. 5.

• “Logan Guards Among First to Respond to Lincoln’s Call.” Harrisburg Telegraph [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 3 July 1915; p. 10.

• “Girl Operator of War Times Still Living at Lewistown.” Harrisburg Telegraph [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 10 July 1915; p. 5.

• “Lewistown News for Perry County Folks”: Miss Elizabeth Cogley. The News [Newport, Pennsylvania] 15 February 1918; p. 1.

• T625. 1920 United States Census; reel #1601: ED122, sheet 3

• “Mifflin’s Oldest Women Cast Votes on Tuesday.” Altoona Tribune [Altoona, Pennsylvania] 9 November 1920; p. 12.

• “Woman Telegrapher, 89, Hurt in Fall at Home.” Harrisburg Telegraph [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 1 February 1922; p. 17.

• “Aged Operator Fractures Hip.” The Evening News [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 1 February 1922; p. 17.

• “Oldest Woman Telegrapher Fractures Left Hip in Fall.” Harrisburg Telegraph [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 4 Feb 1922; p. 2.

• “Elizabeth Cogley, 91 [sic], Retired R. R. Operator, is Dead in Lewistown.” Harrisburg Telegraph [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 24 March 1922; p. 14.

• “Oldest Woman Telegrapher Died Last Night.” The Evening News [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania] 24 March 1922; p. 19.

• “Miss Cogley Passes Away.” Altoona Tribune [Altoona, Pennsylvania] 27 March 1922; p. 8.

• Helen P. Stevenson. Letter. 1 September 1992.

• Dan McClenahen, comp. “Marriages of Mifflin County.” Reedsville, Pennsylvania, 1981; p. 2.

• Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. Cemeteries of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. Lewistown, Pennsylvania: Mifflin County Historical Society, nd; vol 2: 506.

• “Obituaries of Mifflin County, 1822-1880”; pp. 3, 63, 98.


Wilhelmena H. Coleman (1861, from Woodbine Lodge)

1861.2.58b

Mentioned, 1861.2.921864.2.123-124


William Hayden Coleman: Hayden Level Coleman (1857-1858; born 28 October 1841, Mississippi; died 5 September 1895, Edna, Texas) Son of William (born 18 February 1815, Kentucky; died 27 May 1858, Texas) and Eliza Amanda “Ann” Munson (born 13 January 1810, Connecticut; died 31 July 1875, Texas); one of four boys, three of whom died before the age of 5; he had a sister; all born in Mississippi. Married 22 December 1867, Mary McGregor Dunn. Baptized “Hayden Level,” he was called “Willie.” William, sr., established a General Merchandise store in Texana before the rest of the family joined him in 1854. A devoted Methodist, he refused to carry whiskey. A descendant records that the Colemans were “blue-eyed, fair-haired people of medium height and weight,” scholarly and musical.

1857.2.184-1851858.1.61

Reaction to letter, 1858.1.25

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1298: 370.

• Lorae Gaytmenn. “Family History.” Coleman World, #94-4: 8-9.

• Lorae Gaytmenn. [Query]. Coleman World, #91-4: 2.

• Lorae Gaytmenn. [Query]. Coleman World, #92-2: 2.


W. H. C.; William Hoyt Coleman (1851-1864; born September 2, 1839 or 1840, Hartford, Connecticut; died 10 July 1937, Narberth, Pennsylvania; bur. Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, New York) Son of Laura Clark and Edwards White Coleman (born 22 August 1811, Chester, Massachusetts; died 20 February 1892, Northampton, Massachusetts). He had a younger sister. Married 5 May 1864, Margaret W. Todd (born 9 October 1842, New York; died 1 January 1927, Narberth, Pennsylvania); a son and a daughter. In 1860, William, a clerk, boarded with a Connecticut cheese farmer and his family, learning enough about farming to hire himself out to a New York farmer the next year. William then worked on James Todd’s farm in New York; here he met Margaret. In lieu of serving as a soldier during the Civil War, William was hired as a contract nurse in September 1862 and was in charge of a ward in the Patent Office Hospital in Washington, DC; his contract was annulled on 8 April 1863 when he was “unwilling to serve at $13.00 per month.” During his time as a nurse, he attended at least one of the public receptions Abraham Lincoln held at the White House. After giving up his post as a nurse, William traveled west, almost settling in Minnesota before returning to New York. In the late 1870s, he combined his interests in farming and writing in a series of weekly columns for the Christian Union. Around 1880, he owned a nursery in Geneva, New York; at one time known as “Merrill & Coleman,” in 1883 the concern became “Coleman, Anthony & Co.” as William partnered with H. Anthony. Still, over his lifetime, he contributed dozens of pieces to various periodicals, on topics ranging from early periodicals to the history of his church. From 1887 to 1907, William was an editor in Albany—presumably for the Albany Argus—and in 1908 became an editor for The Country Gentleman, moving with the periodical to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1912. He retired in 1929. William died of pulmonary edema. Willie also wrote to the Chat as “Jack Thump,” an “old friend” of Billy Bump. He may have worn glasses. Authored five works between 1856 and 1859, including “Retrospectum; The Chat in By-Gone Days” (6 parts, 1858).

xv, 1851.1.1901853.1.130-1311854.2.3111855.1.291855.1.591855.1.123b1855.1.186-1871855.2.60b1855.2.125a1856.1.81-831856.2.581856.2.122a1858.1.251858.1.56b1858.2.59b1860.1.291860.2.581860.2.121-1221861.1.153-1541861.2.921863.1.23-241864.1.90

Image of, 1861.2.23-24

Mentioned, 1853.2.127b1856.1.291858.1.251859.2.1841860.2.1551861.1.1841862.1.241862.1.24-251862.1.581865.1.121-122

Image of: 1860.2.261861.2.58b

Robert Merry’s Museum 1856.2.185

Robert Merry’s Museum 1861.2.122

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #92: 291.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #909: ED124, sheet 3, line 11.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #1005: ED55, sheet 10A.

• T625. 1920 United States Census; reel #1606: ED129, sheet 11b.

• RG 94. Records of the Adjutant General’s Office. Surgeon General’s Office and the Medical Department, #275.

• Marriage notice. The Independent [New York, New York] 16 (12 May 1864): 8.

• Advertisement for Coleman, Anthony & Co. New York Evangelist 54 (29 March 1883): 7.

Albany Directory. Albany, New York: Sampson, Murdock & Co., 1887-1908. Annual.

• “The Independent.” The Independent [New York, New York] 41 (14 March 1889): 22.

• Deaths Registered in the City of Northampton for the Year eighteen hundred and ninety-two; p. 33. [via ancestry.com]

• “Young Men Wanted On the Farm.” The Independent [New York, New York] 46 (5 July 1894): 30.

• ”Letters from Our Friends: Memories of Hartford.” New York Evangelist 72 (12 December 1901): 21-22.

Boyd’s Philadelphia City Directory. Philadelphia: C. E. Howe Co., 1908-1920. Annual.

Vital Records of Chester, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911; p. 29. [from ma-vitalrecords.org]

• “The Election of Lincoln.” The Independent [New York, New York] 92 (29 December 1917): 600.

• Certificate of Death #8831. Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. [via ancestry.com]

• Certificate of Death #71375. Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. [via ancestry.com]


Charles Concklin (1854, from Marion, Ohio); at least one brother

1854.1.159


James Conrad (1865, in Philadelphia)

1865.2.58c

Reaction to letter, 1865.2.91b


Cornelia (1853, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

1853.1.98c


Cornelius (1842)

Mentioned, vii


Alice B. Corner; Alice B. C. (1856-1857; born 28 September 1839, McConnelsville, Morgan co., Ohio; died 9 January 1922; buried West Union Street Cemetery, Athens, Athens co., Ohio) Daughter of Edwin (born 16 June 1793, England; died 11 March 1881, Columbus, Ohio) and Belinda Converse Devo (born 31 December 1806, Waterford, Washington co., Ohio; died 26 February 1874, Columbus, Franklin co., Ohio); sister of at least three brothers, two of whom died before age six. Married 26 June 1862, Louis William Brown (born 4 February 1831, Athens, Athens co., Ohio; died 29 September 1873, Athens, Athens co., Ohio), in Columbus, Franklin co., Ohio; three girls and two boys. Belinda apparently was Edwin’s second wife; he had at least two children by his first wife; both died as toddlers. In Ohio, Edwin was a merchant with real estate worth about $10,000 in 1850; the family moved from Morgan co. to Columbus in 1856. By 1860, Edwin had retired; he owned $13,000 in real estate. At that time, Alice was a teacher. In 1920, she was living with one of her daughters.

1856.1.187-1881856.2.26-27 (note) • 1856.2.93-941857.1.93

Mentioned, 1857.1.29-301859.2.126-127

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #413: 192.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #715: 248-249.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #962: 356.

• 1880 United States Census; Orange co., Florida; p. 409; family #19. [at ancestry.com]

• 1920 United States Census; Tampa, Willsboro co., Florida; sheet 6A; family #154. [at ancestry.com]

• Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. “Records of Greenlawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave., Columbus, Ohio.” Family lots.

• Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. Various Ohio County Courthouses; p. 22.

• GXS Family Tree, ancestry.com

• Louis Brown. www.findagrave.com/memorial/97358831/louis-w_-brown

• Alice Corner Brown. www.findagrave.com/memorial/97358862


Correspondent with a cold (1862)

1862.1.155b

Reaction to, 1862.1.188


The Countryman (1857, from Niagara Co.)

1857.2.183b

Mentioned, 1858.1.61


Cousin Ada (1855, from Cleveland)

1855.2.28c


Cousin Forestina (1863-1866)

1865.1.153


Cousin I. (1864)

1864.2.185


Cousin Jennie (1865-1866, from East Rockport, Ohio); at least one younger sister and a brother, who died in 1865

1865.2.27b1865.2.1201866.1.591866.1.155

Reaction to letter, 1865.2.1551866.1.61

Tennessean’s reactions, 1865.2.881866.1.90-91


Cousin Jennie (1867, from Binghamton)

1867.2.62


Cousin May (1865-1869)

1866.1.611868.1.287

Reaction to letter, 1866.1.155


Cousin Missouri: probably Hattie McDonald (1868; born c1858, Missouri; died 4 October 1871, Parkville, Missouri) Daughter of F. M. (born c1824, Missouri) and Mary Taylor (born c1834, Kentucky); older sister of three boys. F. M. McDonald was a prominent merchant in Parkville, editing the Southern Democrat (1851-1856) and the Parkville Courier (1855-1860) before understandably going into law sometime between 1860 and 1870. Hattie accidentally burned to death; one newspaper claims that the cause was a match lit by her younger brother.

1868.1.166

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #640: 641.

• advertisement offering the Courier for sale. The Randolph Citizen [Huntsville, Missouri] 6 September 1860; p. 2.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #799: 341.

• Platte County, Missouri. Marriage records; vol A: 354.

• notice of Hattie’s death. Centralia Fireside Guard [Centralia, Missouri] 28 October 1871; p. 2.

• William McClung Paxton. Annals of Platte County, Missouri. Kansas City, Missouri: Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Co., 1897; pp. 141, 202, 513.


Cousin Sally (1857, from Park Hill, Cherokee Nation; died before 1866) She was a member of the Cherokee Nation.

1857.1.158

Death mentioned, 1866.1.123


Cousin Sue (1855-1856, from Fall River, Massachusetts)

1855.2.89

Inquiry about, 1856.2.27-28


Cousin Sue (1863, from Massachusetts)

1863.1.58-59


Coy (1863-1867, from Long Island)

1865.1.1541865.2.156 (note) • 1867.1.60-61 and note


Cupid (1865)

Quoted, 1865.2.156 (note)


Alice D. (1841)

1841.2.187


Anna Elsie D. : probably Mary E. Doran (1857; born c1846, New York) Daughter of David (born 1823, Ireland; died 29 October 1859, New York) and Catherine (born 12 February 1826, Ireland; died 3 September 1852, New York), and oldest of at least five children; one sister was Ellen (born c1848, New York; died 12 September 1855, New York). In 1850 David was a carpenter in Rochester, New York, with real estate worth $1400; here Ella is listed as “Ellen,” with an older sister listed as “Mary.” Catherine died of cholera; Ellen apparently died in the Rochester Orphan Asylum of “Interm. fever.” December 31, 1854, David married Jane K. Hood (born c1827, Rhode Island); they had at least one daughter. Mary lost a six-year-old sibling to “brain fever” a week before the date of her letter; David died of consumption or of a “liver complaint.” Jane kept a boarding house in 1860, 1865, and 1870.

1857.2.157b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #531: 273.

• 1855 New York State Census; Ward 10, Rochester, Monroe co., New York; p. 699. [via ancestry.com]

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #784: 109.

• Mortality Schedule, 1860 census: New York, St. Lawrence County, Oswegatchee; p. 116.

• 1865 New York State Census; Ward 10, Rochester, Monroe co., New York; family #465. [at ancestry.com]

• 1870 United States Census; New York, Monroe County, Rochester, ward 10; p. 103.

• Marriages Registered in the Town of Pawtucket … 1854. [at ancestry.com]

• Richard T. Halsey, transcriber. Tombstone Inscriptions from the Old Section of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York. Rochester, New York: Richard T. Halsey, 1987.

• “Marriages Registered in the Town of Pawtucket [Rhode Island] for the year, 1854.” [via ancestry.com]

• “Mount Hope Cemetery Interment Books.” vol. 1, May 1837-July 1860; vol 1.

• Monroe County, New York. Surrogate’s Court. Probate records, 1826-1912; vol 8: 59-61.


C. D. (1857, from Oberlin; female)

1857.2.27-28


Dorothy D. (1849, from Saugatuck co.)

1849.2.64


Fannie A. E. D. (1859, from North Carolina)

1859.1.156b


J. D. (1851, from New York)

1851.1.128c


Jennie D. (1855-1857, from Plainville, Connecticut; born c1849)

1855.1.187-188


Jennie D. (1861, from Longmeadow)

1861.1.124


Jennie B. D. (1862)

1862.1.188


Julia B. D. (1856, from Washington, DC)

1856.2.94a


M. C. D. (1849, from Stamford, Connecticut); at least one brother

1849.1.63


Sarah A. D. (1849, from Patchogue, Long Island; born c1838); several brothers

1849.1.125


Daisy Dell (1855, from New Hampshire)

1855.1.188c


Daisy Wildwood (1860-1867) Authored two works in 1861 and 1864

1860.2.59 (note) • 1861.1.571861.2.92 (notes) • 1864.2.123-1241867.2.29-30

Image of, 1860.2.26

Mentioned, 1867.2.58


Harry Dale (1857)

Quoted, 1856.2.93-94 (note)


Mary Dale (1851, from Liverpool, England)

1851.1.64


Henry A. Danker: Henry Augustus Danker (1857-1868; born c1843, Troy, New York; died 5 August 1864, Mobile Bay, Alabama) Son of Albert (born c1801, New York; died 31 March 1868) and Asenath (born c1802, New York); middle of three boys. Asenath was listed as a surveyor in 1850 and 1860, though he may not have worked: an affidavit deposited with the U.S. government in 1865 stated that he had been unable to support his family for 20 years due to mental derangement. Henry subscribed to Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet in 1857. In 1860, he was a taxidermist; but when light-haired, blue-eyed Henry enlisted in the 67th New York Infantry, on 14 September 1861, he was a musician apparently supporting his parents; after enlisting, he sent home half his paycheck. He was a member of the band of Company F; but was discharged on 24 March 1862 due to “Feebleness of Constitution.” Henry studied medicine with Thomas W. Blatchford, practising physician in Troy, New York (his last letter in the Museum was dated from “the Dissecting Room”). When Henry enlisted in the Navy in 1864, he became the acting assistant surgeon on the U.S.S. Tecumseh, which struck a torpedo during the capture of Ft. Morgan, in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Henry was one of at least 96 men who died on the ship. Authored six works on birds in 1860 and 1861.

1861.2.1541862.1.186

About, 1864.2.27 1864.2.87 1869.1.435

Education of, 1864.2.126-127

Mentioned, 1862.1.241861.2.1821862.1.881862.1.1231862.2.271864.2.271865.1.88-891866.1.58-59

Reaction to letters, 1862.2.28

Death of, reaction to, 1864.2.871864.2.87-881864.2.123-1241864.2.1251864.2.126-1271864.2.157a1865.1.25-261865.1.271865.2.27b

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #332: 31.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #584: 140.

• Troy, New York. “Vital Records Appearing in Troy Newspapers, 1812-1885”; p. 6.

Troy Directory for 1860. Troy, New York: William H. Young, 1860.

• RG 15. Records of the Veterans Administration; pension record #500.

• Frederick H. Dyer. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959; pp. 1430, 666, 683.

• Commodore Foxhall A. Parker. The Battle of Mobile Bay. Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1878; pp. 89, 26.

• United States Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. DC: Government Printing Office, 1894-1922; series 1 vol 21: 405, 492.


T. B. Dawson: Theodore Bell Dawson, (1853; born 1838, Kentucky; died 2 February 1908, St. Louis, Missouri; buried 3 February 1908, Missouri) Son of John Dabney (born 1808, Kentucky; buried 19 July 1892, Missouri) and Mary Jane Bell (born 1811, Tennessee; buried 5 December 1897, Missouri); eldest of three boys and a girl. John was ordained a minister of the Disciples of Christ and was the first superintendent of the Kentucky Female Orphan School, 1849-1857. In 1858, the family moved to Missouri, where John was a professor at Christian College (now Columbia College) in Columbia; after his retirement, John lived on the family farm near Louisiana, Missouri. Theodore had moved to Glasgow, Missouri, by 1860, where he was a clerk living in the household of a physician. By 1880, he had become a druggist, in Warsaw, Hancock co., Illinois, in 1880 and in Webster Groves, Missouri, in 1900. He never married. Theodore was buried beside his parents in Riverview Cemetery, Buffalo Township, Missouri.

1853.1.98b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #222: 447; reel #228: 653.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #623: 483; reel #662: 323.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #211: p. 357B. [at ancestry.com]

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #888: ED121, sheet 44.

• “Deaths: Dawson.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch [St. Louis, Missouri] 3 Feb 1908; p. 10.

• Harry W. Mills, comp. Dawson Family History. 1941.

• Pike County, Missouri. “Cemetery Inscriptions, Pike County, Missouri,” comp. Pike County Chapter, D. A. R. 1991; vol 9: 27.

• “Pike County, Missouri, Riverview Cemetery, Up to 1940.” 1990; p. 19.


Blanche Delaplaine: Blanche Livingston Delaplaine (1856-1858; born 29 June 1846, Madison, Wisconsin; died 3 May 1919, Denver, Colorado; buried Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado) Daughter of George P. (born c1816, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 29 April 1895) and Emeline T. Smith (born c1818, Massachusetts; died 1 November 1875/6); second of at least 4 girls. George went to Madison in 1838, where he became a real estate agent who in 1860 was worth about $100,000. He was a partner in Delaplaine and Burdick from at least 1866 to 1880. Blanche’s description of Lake-Side Water Cure came from a close source: George built it. On a trip west in 1858, John N. Stearns visited the Delaplaines, though Blanche was too ill to see him. In 1880 Blanche was a librarian. She never married.

1856.2.61

Robert Merry’s Museum, 1858.2.93.

• Wisconsin. Secretary of State. Elections and Records. Wisconsin State Census: Population, 1836-1905 ; vol. 3: 20.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1404: 485.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #1422: p. 418B. [at ancestry.com]

• Dane County, Wisconsin. Registration of Marriages; vol 1: 2.

• Dane County, Wisconsin. “Burial Records, Forest Hills Cemetery”; p. 5.

• Dane County, Wisconsin. Probate Case Files; vol 8: 35, box 151; vol 4: 458, box 99.

Madison Directory, 1855. Madison, Wisconsin: Atwood & Rublee, 1855.

Madison City Directory, 1858, comp. W. L. E. Ferslew. Madison, Wisconsin: Bliss, Eberhard & Festner, 1858.

Madison City Directory, comp. B. W. Suckow. Madison, Wisconsin: B. W. Suckow, 1866.

Madison Directory, 1868. Madison, Wisconsin: A. Bailey, 1868.

Madison City Directory, 1871-72. Madison, Wisconsin: A. Brainerd, 1870.

Madison City Directory, 1873. Madison, Wisconsin: A. Brainerd, 1872.

Madison City Directory, 1875-76. Madison, Wisconsin: Pryor & Co., 1875-76.

Madison City Directory, 1877-78. Madison, Wisconsin: Pryor & Co., 1877.

Madison City Directory, 1880-81. Madison, Wisconsin: Morrissey & Bunn, 1880.

• Daniel Durrie. A History of Madison. Madison, Wisconsin: np, 1874; p. 78-79.

• Find a Grave. Memorial #34406268 (www.findagrave.com/memorial/34406268)


Diabolus (1865, from Massachusetts)

1865.2.58a


Dodt (1856-1857, from Elmira)

1857.1.281857.1.93 (note)


Downeast Boy (1855, from Calais, Maine)

1855.1.158-159


Down-East Girl (1861-1865, from Addison) Authored a piece in 1863

1861.2.1201865.1.27


W. F. Draper: William Franklin Draper (1853-1854; born 9 April 1842, Lowell, Massachusetts; died 28 January 1910, DC, Washington) Son of George Draper (born 1817, Weston, Massachusetts; died 1887) and Hannah Thwing. Married first, 1862, Lydia Warren Joy (died 1884); five children; second, 1890, Susan Christie Preston; one child. William’s grandfather and father were in the textile business. William began attending public school at age 7; he entered the High School at age 9, studying Latin and algebra. He also was learning about the textile business from his father. In 1853, William’s parents moved to the Christian commune in Hopedale, Massachusetts, where he ran the textile concern that was the commune’s most important business. After a year in the commune’s school, William attended it only from November to April 1, the rest of the year working at the jobs given to the children; at age 14, he began to work in the machine shop, where he was an efficient worker. Ending his schooling at age 16, he worked in various cotton mills, learning the trade. While he was accepted at Harvard in 1861, he didn’t attend; instead, when war broke out, he enlisted in the 25th Massachusetts Regiment, as a lieutenant, and moved on to the 36th Massachusetts Regiment. He fought at Fredericksburg and Antietam, being wounded twice; he was discharged in October 1864. Draper ran his own textile company at Hopedale until 1907, using a natural gift for invention and innovation to develop new methods and machinery. He also served two terms in the U. S. House of Representatives and was ambassador to Italy, 1897-1900.

1854.1.60a

Dictionary of American Biography, ed. Dumas Malone. New York: Chas. Scribner’s Sons, 1936.

American National Biography, ed. John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

• William F. Draper. Recollections of a Varied Career. Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1908.


Lawrence Drinkwater: Frederick Lawrence Drinkwater (1861; born 4 February 1848, Pike, Pennsylvania; died 1 December 1901, Topeka, Kansas; buried Cedar Point Cemetery, Cedar Point, Chase co., Kansas) Son of Myron Clark (born 24 February 1806, Connecticut; died 15 March 1861, Cedar Creek, Kansas) and Pauline Pease (born 1810, Connecticut; died 1860-61?, Topeka, Kansas); eighth of 10 children, older brother of Viola. Married 4 June 1876, Kansas, Cedar Creek, Kansas, Cynthia A. Piles (born 25 January 1854; died 22 March 1889); twin sons died the day they were born; a daughter died age 1; one son who lived to adulthood. The family lived in Pennsylvania before 1830; here Myron owned 100 acres on which he grew rye, corn, potatoes, and hay, and kept horses, cows, pigs, and sheep. In April 1855, the family’s oldest sons moved to Kansas, where they farmed in Chase co., on the hunting grounds of the Kaw, the Osage, and other Native Americans; listed as one of the first three white settlers in Chase co., the eldest son, Orlo, named Cedar Creek, which ran near Cedar Point. Orlo also was Cedar Point’s first postmaster, the post office being on his farm; he held the post in 1862 and again in 1868. The Drinkwaters moved to Kansas as Free Staters, following John Brown; Orlo attended the Big Springs convention in 1855, as a member of the Free State Party. The son of a farmer, Lawrence became a farmer, himself, before 1870, living with his younger brother on real estate worth $2000. He farmed and raised livestock until selling the farm in the 1880s. Lawrence published the Chase County Courant in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas; he is listed as a printer in the 1900 census. He died at Viola’s house.

1861.2.93a

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #443: 199.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #756: 156.

• T1138. Agricultural Census Schedule, 1850, Pennsylvania.

• Kansas 1855 Territorial Census; 3rd district, p. 3.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #352: 47-48.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #430: 7.

• 1900 United States Census; Cottonwood Falls, Kansas; sheet 7B; family #165. [at ancestry.com]

• “F. L. Drinkwater Dead.” The Courant [Cottonwood Falls, Kansas] 5 December 1901; p. 5.

• 1910 United States Census; Parsons City, Labette county, Kansas; sheet 7A; family #158. [Frederick’s son; at ancestry.com]

• Charlene Kolterman. E-mail correspondence, 29 September 1998.

Chase County Historical Sketches. Np: Chase County Historical Society, 1940; pp. 183, 185.

History of the State of Kansas. Chicago: A. T. Andreas, 1883; vol 2: 1364.

• Frederick Lawrence Drinkwater. www.findagrave.com/memorial/51670503. Also infant sons, www.findagrave.com/memorial/51670785; Cora A. Drinkwater, www.findagrave.com/memorial/51670702


Viola Drinkwater: Amanda Viola Drinkwater (1861; born 2 February 1850, LeRaysville, Pennsylvania; died 1941, Shawnee co., Kansas) Daughter of Myron Clark (born 24 February 1806, Connecticut; died 15 March 1861, Cedar Creek, Kansas) and Pauline Pease (born 1810, Connecticut; died 1860-61?, Topeka, Kansas); ninth of 10 children, younger sister of Lawrence. Married 17 March 1871, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Samuel Fogwell (born 24 May 1843; died 6 January 1916, Topeka, Kansas); three boys and three girls. One son died at age four of measles and pneumonia; a daughter died of consumption at age thirteen. Samuel was well known in Osage co., where the family’s activities were often reported: his and Viola’s crystal anniversary, the fact that the family “churns … by dog power.” After the family moved to Topeka, Samuel was a cement contractor.

1861.1.91a

Reaction to letter, 1861.1.184

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #443: 199.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #756: 156.

• T1138. Agricultural Census Schedule, 1850, Pennsylvania.

• Kansas 1855 Territorial Census; 3rd district, p. 3.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #352: 47-48.

• “City News”: diphtheria sickens Fogwell children. The Osage County Chronicle [Burlingame, Kansas] 2 February 1882; p. 5.

• “Local Items”: Mr. Samuel Fogwell. Kansas People [Osage City, Kansas] 22 August 1883; p. 4.

• “Local News”: crystal wedding anniversary. Kansas People [Osage City, Kansas] 19 March 1886; p. 3.

• “K. L. Amity.” “Our Neighbors: Burlingame Brevities.” Osage County Times [Scranton, Kansas] 14 August 1891; p. 1.

• “Locals”: death of Vernie Fogwell. The Fulcrum [Burlingame, Kansas] 26 April 1895; p. 3.

• “Dead in Topeka.” The Osage County Chronicle [Burlingame, Kansas 6 January 1916; p. 4.

• Charlene Kolterman. E-mail correspondence, 29 September 1998.

Chase County Historical Sketches. Np: Chase County Historical Society, 1940; pp. 183, 185.

History of the State of Kansas. Chicago: A. T. Andreas, 1883; vol 2: 1364.


Annie E. D.; Annie E. Drummond (1855-1863; born 5 March 1842, Illinois; died 16 October 1869; buried Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois) Daughter of Thomas (born 16 October 1809, Maine; died 15 May 1890, Wheaton, Illinois) and Delia Amanda Sheldon (born c1820, Michigan); second of three girls and a boy. Thomas moved to Galena, Illinois, in 1835; here he was U. S. District Judge, 1869-1884. Annie was acquainted with subscriber Daniel H. Burnham.

1856.1.90 (note) • 1857.2.1851858.1.153d1860.1.186 (note) • 1865.1.157

Image of, 1861.2.23-24

Mentioned, 1856.1.901862.1.155a

Robert Merry’s Museum, 1864.1.153.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #111: 310.

• 1860 United States Census; Ward 8, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; p. 94; family #690. [at ancestry.com]

National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York: J. T. White, 1898; vol 2: 234; vol 20: 111-112.

• “Jo Daviess County, Illinois, Newspaper Index, 1828-1840.” Galena, Illinois: Robert Hansen, nd; p. 14.

• Find a Grave. Memorial #122011174. (www.findagrave.com/memorial/122011174)


Jean Du Casse (1863-1865); served in the military during the Civil War; for a time he was part of the Union forces on the James River watching for the Virginia 2.

1863.2.901865.1.25


Harriet Durham (1854, from Drakeville)

1854.1.95a


C. M. E. [Sigma]: Charles M. Eames (1861-1870; born 6 November 1845, Jacksonville, Illinois; died 30 July 1887, Fort Scott, Kansas) Son of Timothy Dwight (born Massachusetts; died 17 June 1879, Illinois) and A. M. Eames (born c1816, Massachusetts; died 14 December 1909, Illinois); he may have had a brother who died in infancy. Married 14 November 1876, Carrie M. Hall (born Wallingford, Connecticut; died 7 February 1890, Jacksonville, Illinois); four children. He subscribed to Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet before its merger with the Museum. Sickly as a child, Charles did not complete his education, though he entered Illinois College in 1863; here he joined the Sigma Pi fraternity and changed his pen-name in the Museum from “C. M. E.” to “Sigma” in 1864. In 1866, Charles began a journalism career during which he reported for the Chicago Republican and the Springfield Journal ; eventually he owned and edited the Jacksonville Daily and Weekly Journal. For eight years he also operated a book and stationery store in Jacksonville. Charles was one of Jacksonville’s boosters, active in political and professional organizations, as well as in churches and the educational system; in 1885, he wrote a large, effusive history of Morgan co. and Jacksonville (in 1857 he’d been just as enthusiastic about Jacksonville in a letter to the Cabinet). In February 1887, however, Charles left Jacksonville for Fort Scott, Kansas, where he purchased the Fort Scott Book and News Company and ran the bookstore as the City Book Store; it contained the usual range of offerings, from stationery and photograph albums to art supplies and a circulating library (subscription price: $3 per year). Charles’ death resulted from “congestion of the bowels.”He was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Illinois. Authored four works in 1864 and 1865.

1864.2.124a1865.1.931865.2.155

About, 1869.1.50

• Charles M. Eames. Historic Morgan and Classic Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Illinois: Daily Journal Printing Office, 1885; p. 336.

• Carrie M. Hall Eames’ obituary. New York Herald-Tribune [New York, New York] 8 February 1890: 7.

Diamond Grove Cemetery. Np: Jacksonville Area Genealogical & Historical Society, 1994.

• “Great Scott!” Fort Scott Daily Monitor [Fort Scott, Kansas] 1 March 1887; p. 3.

• “City Book Store Circulating Library.” Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Fort Scott Daily Monitor [Fort Scott, Kansas] 28 June 1887; p. 8.

• “Sudden Death of Mr. C. M. Eames.” Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Fort Scott Daily Monitor [Fort Scott, Kansas] 30 July 1887; p. 8.


M. E. (1869)

1869.1.484


R. T. E.: probably Richard Tilghman Earle (1849-1850; born c1840, Maryland; died 14 September 1914, Baltimore, Maryland) Son of Richard Tilghman (born 22 December 1816, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland; died 21 January 1895, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland) and Catharine Spencer (born 1814, Maryland; died 18 February 1848, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland). After Catharine’s death, Richard, sr., married her sister, Elizabeth (born 1804, Maryland; died 28 August 1868, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland). Richard, sr., was listed as a doctor owning 18 slaves and worth $15,000 in the 1850 census; his income of $928 in 1864 rose to $1353 in 1865. Richard, jr., lived in Centreville, Maryland, and died of a stroke while visiting friends.

1849.2.311850.1.63

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #169: 84.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #296: 206; reel #302: 53.

• M771. Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, Maryland, 1862-1866. RG 58; reel #1.

Biographical Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland and District of Columbia. Baltimore: National Biograpical Publishing, Co., 1879; p. 134.

• Trish Surles, comp. Obituaries from Maryland Newspapers, Queen Anne County. Grambrills, Maryland: Trish Surles, 1995; 1851-53 vol: 23; 98-99 vol: 31.

Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, Marriage licenses, 1817-1858, comp. Raymond B. Clark, Jr., & Sara Seth Clark. DC; Raymond B. Clark, Jr., & Sara Seth Clark, 1963; p. 11.

• Catharine Spencer Earle. www.findagrave.com/memorial/140264647

• Elizabeth A. Spencer Earle. www.findagrave.com/memorial/140264769

• Richard Tilghman Earle, sr. www.findagrave.com/memorial/140273190

• “Richard T. Earle Dies at 71.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 15 September 1914; p. 14.


Josephine Eaton (1855-1856; born 23 July 1843, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; died 23 August 1923, Louisville, Kentucky) Only daughter of Joseph H. (born 2 March 1813, Ohio; died 22 April 1886) and Esther Mary Treadwell (born 10 September 1812, New York; died 12 January 1859); elder sister of two boys. Married 2 October 1878 (in Petersburg City, Virginia), Alonzo Peck (born c1815, New York; died before 1923). Joseph was president of Union University, in Murfreesboro, from 1848 to 1886. He owned four slaves in 1850 and five in 1860. In 1870, Josephine was a teacher, as was her mother. Alonzo was a widower with two daughters when he and Josephine married; in New York he was a farmer.

1855.1.921856.1.60b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #894: 357; reel #906: 537.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1271: 165; reel #1285: 75.

• 1870 United States Census; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; house #48, family #52. [ancestry.com]

• 1880 United States Census; Eaton, New York; ED 54; p. 4. [ancestry.com]

• 1920 United States Census; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; ED 127; sheet 5B, line 86. [ancestry.com]

• Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.

• Josephine Eaton Peck death certificate. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Bureau of Vital Statistics; file #21119.

• Deane Porch, comp. “Tombstone Inscriptions of Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee”; p. 35.

• John C. Spence. Annals of Rutherford County [Tennessee]. Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Rutherford County Historical Society, 1991; vol 2: 84-85.


Eddie (1855-1859, from Selma, Alabama; born c1847); at least one younger sister, who died in 1855.

1855.1.89a1855.2.94a1858.1.1881859.1.92


Edith (1866, from New Casco, Michigan)

1866.2.94 (note)


Edward and Allan (1848, from Waterbury, Connecticut; born c1839); twins

1848.2.92


Elfelda (1863-1865, from Williamsport)

1863.1.1211864.2.126


Eliza (1845)

1845.1.63a


Elizabeth (1865, from Washington)

1865.1.156


Ella (1863-1865; died 1865) At her mother’s request, a poem was printed in April 1867 issue of the Museum

1865.2.23

Reaction to death, 1865.2.91a


Ellen (1851, from Roxbury)

1851.2.160


Ellen [Violette] (1855-1857, from Gouveneur)

1856.2.27-28


Ellian (1860-1864) Authored three works, including an eight-part collection of stories, between 1860 and 1862

1860.2.271862.1.58

Mentioned, 1861.2.182


Elma (1858-1859, from Oakdale, Indiana)

1858.2.155-156 (note)


Emmie (1857, from Kingsboro)

1859.2.126-127 (note)


Empire State (1856, Buffalo, New York): puzzles by this subscriber were printed in the Museum from 1869-1870

1856.2.26-27 (note)


Jennie Enwood (1866-1867, from Ostrander, Ohio)

1867.1.122 (note) • 1867.2.61a (note) • 1867.2.61b


Eustis (1864, from Wentworth, New Hampshire)

1864.1.60


Evelina (1853, from North Carolina)

1853.1.66-67


Evening Star (1862-1865, from Ouaquaga, New York) Authored two pieces in 1866

1865.2.121


Caddie Everette (1865, from Cherry Grove) Author of one piece in 1865

1865.1.186-187


F. (1845, from Randolph) Authored several pieces in 1845

1845.2.375-376


E. T. F. (1849, from Oswego)

1849.2.187b


G. L. F. (1860)

1860.2.90


J. C. F. (1849)

1849.1.31-32


James F. (1845, from Nantucket)

1845.1.31a


M. W. F.: Mary W. Fluker, (1851; born December 1841, Louisiana; died 4 January 1929; buried Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana) Daughter of David J. (born c1809, Georgia; died 5 November 1854, Louisiana) and Isabella A. Kendrick (born c1815, Louisiana; died 27 December 1875, East Feliciana, Louisiana); one of at least 12 children, including one borne apparently by a female slave. Married 11 October 1865, East Feliciana, Louisiana, James L. Bradford (born August 1836, DC; died January 1919; buried Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana). In 1850 David was a farmer with real estate worth $136,500 and owning 110 slaves; in 1860 his widow owned 94 slaves. “Asphodel” was a sugar plantation. The large stone house on a bluff was built by Mary’s grandfather, though he died before it was finished. It features front and back porches, marble mantlepieces, and a double parlor with matching furniture in each room. During the War, Mary and her family endured several raids by Union troops in search of food. In one raid, troops attempted to set the house on fire while the family hid in the locked library. Furnished with its original rosewood and mahogany furniture, and fine china and crystal, Asphodel remained in the family until 1949. Mary and James were married at Grove Church, in St. Francisville, Louisiana, but moved to New Orleans, Lousiana, where James was a lawyer. Mary was prominent in New Orleans society, even during the months when James was serving a prison sentence for fraud. In 1902, she surprised a burglar, who escaped with over $2500 in diamond jewelry.

1851.1.93

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #231: 212-213; reel #243: 613, 615, 617.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #411: 15; reel #428: 198.

• 1880 United States Census; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; p. 265; family #426. [at ancestry.com]

• 1900 United States Census; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; sheet 3B; family #54. [at ancestry.com]

East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Cemetery Inscriptions, comp. Mary Ann Smith Sagely. Clinton, Louisiana: S & S Printers, 1970; pp. 116-117.

• Michael Nichols Family Tree, ancestry.com

Death Notices, 1859-1961, Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Vicinity. Thibodaux, Louisiana: Lafourche Heritage Soc., 1988; vol 3: 30.

• East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. “Index to Marriage Records, 1834-1956”; book B: 68.

• “Diamond Robbery On St. Charles Avenue.” Times-Picayune [New Orleans, Louisiana] 8 March 1902: 7.

• “Land Frauds.” Times-Picayune [New Orleans, Louisiana] 24 January 1904: 4.

• “Noted Lawyer in Prison.” Montgomery Advertiser [Montgomery, Alabama] 78 (21 June 1907): 10.

• “President is Lenient.” Plain Dealer [Cleveland, Ohio] 10 September 1907: 2.

• “Col. J. L. Bradford Taken Off By Death.” Times-Picayune [New Orleans, Louisiana] 6 January 1919: 4.

• Herman de Bachelle Seebold. Old Louisiana Plantation Homes and Family Trees. Np: np, 1941; vol 1: 227-29.

• Lee Malone. The Majesty of the Felicianas. Photographs by Paul Malone. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Co., 1989; pp. 15-16.

• James Bradford. www.findagrave.com/memorial/53223573

• Mary Fluker Bradford. www.findagrave.com/memorial/53223573


S. S. F. (1849, from Washington, DC)

1849.2.126


Stephen B. F. (1845, from Harvard)

1845.1.188-189


W. H. F. (1852, from Rocky Mount, Alabama; born c1841); several siblings

1852.2.63


Fairy Jane; Fairie Jane (1859-1860, from Lake Village)

1860.1.60-61 (note)


Fanny (1851)

1851.1.127b


Fleta Forrester [Sigma] (1857-1865) She had at least one brother. Married S. C. Stone. Fleta took Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet in 1857. In 1865, her address was Box 629, in New Haven, Connecticut. Fleta also wrote for St. Nicholas, whose founder, Mary Mapes Dodge, wrote for the Museum. Authored seven pieces between 1857 and 1863; she also edited the Puzzle Drawer, 1864-1866.

As Sigma: 1857.1.29-301857.1.92-931857.1.186

As Fleta Forrester: 1857.2.156b1858.1.1231859.1.123-1241860.2.89-90

Image of, 1861.2.23-24

Mentioned, 1859.1.93a1865.2.91a (note) • 1865.1.121-122

Quoted, 1861.2.92 (note)

Reaction to letter, 1860.2.122-123

As editor, 1865.1.157


Louise E. Fletcher (1860-1861, from Marietta), perhaps Louise Eastman Fletcher (born 7 September 1848, Savannah, Chatham co., Georgia; died 12 July 1886, Marietta, Cobb co., Georgia; buried Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb co., Georgia) Daughter of Peter Dix (born 14 September 1803, Phillipston, Worcester co., Massachusetts; died 15 July 1886, Marietta, Cobb co., Georgia) and Louisa Warren Patch (born 10 February 1808, New Salem, Franklin co., Massachusetts; died 24 January 1884, Marietta, Cobb co., Georgia); one of three girls. In 1850, Peter appears to have kept a boarding house; in 1870, he was a farmer with real estate worth $200 and personal property worth $300.

1861.1.90

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #66: 94.

• 1870 United States Census; Marietta, Cobb co., Georgia, p. 16; family #126. [at ancestry.com]

• 1880 United States Census; Marietta, Cobb co., Georgia; p. 26; family #255. [at ancestry.com]

• Corning Family Tree, ancestry.com

• Louise Fletcher. www.findagrave.com/memorial/3949200


Violet Forest (1867; born about August 1850; died 20 October 1867, aged 17 years, 1 month and 24 days)

1867.2.60b

Death of: 1867.2.187


Franc (1864-1870)

Mentioned, 1865.2.155

Quoted, 1865.1.121-122 (note)


Allie Frank (1865-1869, from Troy; born c1855)

1865.2.25

Mentioned, 1865.1.187c


Fred (1857, from Wauconda)

1857.1.120a


A Friend to Merry (1845)

1845.2.221-222


Agnes G. (1869-1870)

1869.1.435


Joseph C. G. (1858, from Wilmington, North Carolina)

1858.1.153a


Lizzie G. (1859-1861) She graduated from school in 1859.

1859.2.126-127 (note) • 1859.2.185a

Mentioned, 1859.2.1841861.1.89-90


Lizzy G.; Lizzie G. (1849-1851, from Paris, France)

1849.2.158-1601850.1.157-1591851.2.63-641851.2.92-93

Mentioned, 1850.1.63


Mary B. G. (1850, from Oswego; born c1840); at least one younger sister

1850.2.62


Maria L. Gage (1848; born 28 August 1833, New York; died 18 August 1868, Velmont, Colorado) Daughter of Justus (born 13 March 1805, DeRuyter, New York; died 21 January 1875, Dowagiac, Michigan) and Matilda Ann Tinkler (born 1810, New York; died after 1875, Michigan?); eldest of two girls and three boys. Married 6 May 1851, Horace A. McKeyes (born 1826); two daughters. The Gage family moved to Michigan sometime before 1838. Justus was a farmer. Maria, also known as “Mariah,” was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac, Michigan.

1848.1.114

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #203: 204.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #349: 375.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #541: 112.

• John A. Gage. Personal letter, 21 April 1994.


Gazella (1860, from Maclura, Tennessee)

1860.1.123a

Reaction to letter, 1860.1.186-187


Geleco (1865, in Warren, Rhode Island)

1865.1.155b


George (1856, from University of Mississippi)

1856.2.186


Geraldine (1859, from Harpersville; born c1848)

1859.1.93b


Cornelius M. Gibbs (1859-1861; born c1843, Georgia; died 3 December 1861, Richmond, Virginia) Son of Thomas H. (born c1821, Georgia) and Julia C. (born c1825, Georgia); eldest of at least four boys and three girls. Thomas was a farmer; the owner of 34 slaves in 1850, he owned 24 in 1860. Enlisting on 3 July 1861 as a private in Co. H, 11 Regiment Georgia Infantry, Cornelius became ill in August and died in the General Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Author of three pieces in 1859 and 1860.

1860.1.60b1860.1.186 (note)

Image of, 1862.1.58

Mentioned, 1861.1.881861.1.89-901861.2.155-1561861.2.182

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #86: 80; reel #96: 329.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #139: 940; reel #153: 22.

• M266. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia; reel #261.


Gooseberry-eyed James (1856, from Mt. Carroll, Illinois; born c1845)

1856.1.158


Grasshopper (1860-1869)

1863.2.28

Reaction to letter, 1863.2.122


Hiram Graves (1859, from Merwinsville; born c1849); with several brothers and sisters

1859.1.156a


Green-eyed Nettie (1857, from Chicago)

Mentioned, 1858.1.153d


Sybil Grey; Orianna (1859-1861; born 1843?)

As Orianna, 1859.1.60

As Sybil, 1859.2.1841860.1.1861861.2.58a

Quoted, 1861.1.153-154 (note)

Image of, 1860.2.261861.2.23-24

Mentioned, 1860.1.123a

“Proposed to,” 1860.2.155-156

Reaction to letter, 1860.2.581861.1.1841861.2.251861.2.92


Walter Grey (1857, from Rocky Point)

1857.2.91-92

Mentioned, 1858.1.30-31


A. L. H. (1858, from San Francisco)

1858.1.152


E. B. H. (1849-1850)

1850.2.62


J. H. (1855, from Piermont)

1855.2.124


M. S. H.: Maria S. Hall (1849; born 4 June 1833, Virginia; died 21 September 1864; buried Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia) Daughter of John B. (born 13 March 1787, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania co., Virginia; died 1 September 1862, Fredericksburg, Virginia) and Harriet Stringellow (born 29 October 1801, Virginia; died 8 October 1888; buried Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia); one of at least five boys and two girls. Marriage registered 10 June 1851, to Washington Lafayette Watkins (born c1824, Richmond; died 17 March 1892, Petersburg, Virginia); at least four girls and three boys. John was a druggist worth $10,500 in 1850 and $30,000 in 1860; at least two of his sons also entered the medical profession. Watkins was a lawyer.

1849.2.30-31

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #977: 355-356.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1380: 269.

• “Fredericksburg, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1782 to 1860.” Genealogical Society of Utah, 1938; p. 41.

• Harriet Stringfellow Hall. www.findagrave.com/memorial/30262684/hall

• Dianna Lynn Stringfellow Wild Family Tree, ancestry.com

• Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853–1912." Index. FHL film #2048594. [at ancestry.com]

• Maria S. Hall. www.findagrave.com/memorial/31541069


Ralph H. (1841)

1841.2.187


Richard P. H. (1844, from Lexington)

1844.1.125


Sarah J. H. (1849, from Rome, Georgia)

1849.1.156


T. M. H. (1857): from Augusta, Georgia

1857.2.154-155 (note)


M. La Rue H—n: Marcus La Rue Harrison (1849; born 1829, Tompkins co., New York; died 27 October 1890, Virginia) Married Mattie F. Mitchell; at least one daughter. Marcus’s parents took the family to Michigan when he was young. Though Marcus attended what is now the University of Michigan from 1847 to 1850 in the Department of Literature, Science, and the Arts, he did not graduate. Marcus was a teacher for a year before becoming a civil engineer and working on two railroads. On 24 September 1861 he enlisted in Co. K, 36th Illinois Infantry; according to records, he was transferred to the 15th Illinois Cavalry, though in 1862 Marcus was in the 36th Illinois Infantry when he got authority to recruit for and captain the 6th Missouri Cavalry. He raised the 1st Arkansas Cavalry, which mustered in at Springfield, Missouri, on 7 August 1862; the unit participated in many battles and operations in Missouri and Arkansas before mustering out on 20 August 1865. Originally detailed as an engineer, Marcus had a smoother career building fortifications than leading a cavalry unit: several times he had to respond to charges made by hostile officers. Marcus was breveted brigadier-general for services in the field before mustering out in 1865 and being commissioned a special agent for the Post Office Department. He spent two years organizing the postal system for the area around Arkansas and the Indian Territory. Having been part of the Union forces occupying Fayetteville, Arkansas, Marcus was elected mayor in 1868; however, the town’s citizens were so unhappy with his administration that they petitioned the state for dissolution of the town’s charter. After this was granted, a former Confederate was elected mayor in Marcus’s place. He went back to surveying proposed routes for the railroads. In 1869, the new town of Harrison, Arkansas, was named for him in payment for his services in surveying it. In 1870 Marcus was a civil engineer in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with $7000 in real estate. Eventually the Harrison family moved to Washington, DC, where he was an inspector in the Post Office Department from 1874 to 1890. He was buried at Arlington.

1849.2.124-125

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #66: 222.

• University of Michigan. University of Michigan: General Catalogue of Officers and Students, 1837-1911 ; p. 728.

• “Obituary, Marcus La Rue Harrison.” In Roger V. Logan, ed. Mountain Heritage. Harrison, Arkansas: Times Pubishing Co., 1969; p. 90.

Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois. Springfield: Baker, Bailhache & Co., 1867; vol 4: 411.

• Desmond Walls Allen. First Arkansas Union Cavalry. Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1987; pp. 7, 61.

• Frederick H. Dyer. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959; pp. 997-998.

• William S. Campbell. One Hundred Years of Fayetteville, 1828-1928. 1928. (repr. Fayetteville, Arkansas: Washington County Historical Society, 1977); pp. 26, 45-47.

Goodspeed’s 1889 History of Washington County[, Arkansas]. Np: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889. [repr. Siloam Springs, Arkansas: J. Roger Huff, 1978.]; p. 252.

• Roger V. Logan, Jr. “General M. LaRue Harrison.” Boone County Historian, 2 #2 (1979): 2-3.

• Ralph R. Rea. Boone County and Its People. Van Buren, Arkansas: Press-Argus, 1955; p. 99.

• M399. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas; reel #5.

• M123. Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; reel #106: ED3, 2.

Boyd’s Business Directory and Guide to the Cities of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria. Washington, DC: Boyd’s Directory Co., 1874-1890.


Lizzie H.; Lizzie H—s: probably Mary Elizabeth Hills (1849-1850; born 2 July 1836, Rome, Georgia; died 19 January 1873, Cedartown, Georgia) Daughter of Dennis (born 6 May 1800, Leominster, Massachusetts; died 11 March 1868, Rome, Georgia) and Eliza A. Henderson (born 30 December 1815, Massachusetts; died 12 May 1864, Cedartown, Georgia); oldest of 14 children, six of whom died before they were 15. Married 21 October 1858, John C. Reese (born 1834, Georgia; died 1902, Silver Creek, Georgia); one girl and four boys.

1849.2.62-63

As Lizzie H., 1850.2.187-188

• Bess W. Patton. Letter. 14 June 1994.

Polk County, Georgia Cemeteries, comp Ralph and Jane Ayers. Cedartown, Georgia: np, 1986; vol 2: 120.

Floyd County, Georgia, Cemeteries. Ed. Shirley Kinney, Madge Tate, and Sandra Junkins. Comp. Northwest Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society. Rome, Georgia: Northwest Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society, 1985.


Hal (1858-1859, from Zebraville, Ohio)

1861.1.123


Harrie (1862-1863); at least one brother, named Willie. Harrie attended a boarding school

1863.2.89-901863.2.182


Bessie Harris (1853, from Wood Lawn)

1853.2.127a


Harry; Harry G. (1858, from Springfield, Illinois)

1858.1.153d (note)


Hattie Hart (1856, from Palmyra)

1856.2.29


Nancy Haugh (1853, from Washington, DC)

1853.2.187a


May Hawk (1868) Authored a piece in 1868

1868.1.115-116


Tommy Hawk (1859, from Sugar-plum Hill)

1859.2.126a

Mentioned, 1859.2.184


Hawthorn; Hawthorne (1859-1864; born in Tennessee) He travelled in Europe from late 1860 to early 1861.

xi, 1859.2.60-611859.2.185b1860.1.123b1860.1.186-1871861.1.90-91 (note)

Image of, 1860.2.26

Mentioned, 1859.2.60-611859.2.126-1271861.1.89-901861.1.90-91

Robert Merry’s Museum, 1861.1.154


Hazel-Eyed Johnny (1859, from Minden, Louisiana)

1859.2.155-156


Hercules (1872, from Williamsburg)

1872.1.243-244


Herman (1867)

1867.1.1221867.2.61a


Hero (1864-1868, from New Paltz)

1865.2.91a1868.1.165-166


Hesperia (1861, from San Juan, California)

1861.2.93b


Edward M. Higbee (1855; born c1840, New York; died May 1855, Ogdensburg, New York) Son of Stephen (born c1806, New York; died 1 February 1892) and Hannah (born c1806, New York; died 22 April 1869); third of four boys and a girl, which included George. Stephen was a tinsmith, probably part owner of Lamb & Higbee, manufacturers of tin, copper, and sheet iron ware and dealers in stoves, “Yankee Notions,” and “Peddler’s Barter generally”; the value of his property soared from $600 in 1850 to $14,000 in 1860. Edward was buried on 17 May 1855 in the Ogdensburg, New York, cemetery.

1855.1.89b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #589: 80.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #854: 273.

• James, Hopkins & Foster. Ogdensburgh Business Directory, 1857. (Repr. Ogdensburgh (New York) City Directories. Woodridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, 1980-1984)

• Ogdensburg Cemetery Association. Cemetery Records: Book 39, Ogdensburg ; #412.


Geo. B. H.; George B. Higbee (1858-1860; born c1844, New York; died 30 August 1869, Ogdensburg, New York) Son of Stephen (born c1806, New York; died 1 February 1892) and Hannah (born c1806, New York; died 22 April 1869); fourth of four boys and a girl, which included Edward. In 1858, George became a book keeper in his brother’s business; he was boarding at his parents’ home at 33 Washington St., Ogdensburg, when he died at home of “brain fever”; he was buried on 1 September 1869, in the Ogdensburg, New York, cemetery.

As Geo. B. H.: 1857.2.59b

As George B. Higbee: 1858.1.601858.1.1551859.2.611859.2.158

Mentioned, 1861.2.59

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1860.2.56.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #589: 80.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #854: 273.

• Mortality Schedule, 1870 census: New York, St. Lawrence County, Oswegatchee; p. 900.

• Ogdensburg Cemetery Association. Cemetery Records: Book 39, Ogdensburg ; #1189, #1173.


C. Holcomb, Jr: Chester Holcomb (1857; born 16 October 1842, Winfield, New York; died 25 April 1912, Rochester, New York) Son of Chester (born 10 September 1804; died 21 September 1865) and Lucy Tompkins; eldest of three boys. Married first, Kate O. Sage; second, 21 March 1906, Alice Reeves. Chester subscribed to Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet in 1857. The son of a Presbyterian minster, Chester, Jr., became a Presbyterian minister, himself. He was interpreter and Secretary of the U. S. Legation in Peking [Beijing], China, from 1871-1885; and acting minister, 1875-1876, 1878-1879, and 1881-1882. Here Chester helped to negotiate various treaties, earning the respect of the emperor of China. Besides translating the Declaration of Independence, Chester wrote a life of Christ and a work on mental arithmetic in Chinese. In English he wrote several books and articles on China, the Chinese, and antique Chinese porcelain.

1857.1.159

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #1173: ED106, sheet 26, 51.

• Willis J. Beecher. Index of Presbyterian Ministers. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, c1883.

• Jesse Seaver. The Holcomb(e) Genealogy. Philadelphia: American Historical & Genealogical Society, 1925; pp. 71-72, 246-247.


Hoosier Anne (1858-1859, from Indianapolis, Indiana)

1858.1.153b

Mentioned, 1859.1.156-157


Emily J. Hyer (1860-1862, from Altior Place, Louisiana)

1860.2.124


A. N. I. (1846)

1846.2.31


H. P. I.: perhaps Harlan P. Ingersoll (1849-1852; born c1836, Michigan) Son of Erastus S. (born c1808, New York) and C.P. (born c1811, Vermont); eldest of two boys and two girls. In 1850, Erastus was a farmer with $1500 in real estate.

1849.1.152-1531852.2.126c

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #204: 249.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #349: 144.


Ichabod (1856)

1856.2.94b


Mary Alice Iles (1854; born 11 November 1842, Midway, Kentucky; died 6 July 1926, Georgetown, Kentucky) Daughter of Thomas Jefferson (born 17 March 1811, Boone co., Kentucky; died 27 October 1889, Davenport, Iowa) and Maria Louisa Nuckols (born 25 February 1824, Kentucky; died 14 December 1865, Davenport, Iowa); older sister of seven boys. Married 29 July 1862, Richard Henry Shropshire (died July 1909); three daughters. A land-owning physician worth $36,000 in 1860, Thomas owned three slaves in 1850 and 10 in 1860. Mary attended Daughters College in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, around 1860. When the Civil War broke out, Dr. Iles moved to Davenport, Iowa, so his sons would not be forced to fight for the South; Mary and her husband moved with them. After the death of her mother, Mary acted as the mother of her younger brothers. Richard farmed for a while; in 1884 the family moved to Springfield, Illinois, where he was a salesman with the John Deere Company. After he retired in 1903, the family moved to Georgetown, Kentucky.

1854.1.31-32

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #222: 447; reel #228: 657.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #400: 846; reel #406: 494, 448-489.

• T625. 1920 United States Census; reel #598: ED148, sheet 5, line 88.

• William E. Railey. History of Woodford County. Frankfort, Kentucky: Roberts Printing Co., 1928. (Reprinted); p. 96.

• Sue Iles. E-mail correspondence, 18 September 1999, 19 September 1999.

• Sue Iles. Family history.

• G. Barrett Rich. E-mail correspondence, 20 September 1999.


Infanta (1850, from Milwaukee, Wisconsis) Authored five pieces in 1850 and 1851

1850.2.128


Irænus (1856)

1856.2.124


Isabel (1856, from Kalamazoo, Michigan)

1856.1.90


Isabella (1850-1851, from Fincastle, Virginia; born c1838)

1850.2.961851.1.32b


J. (1852, from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts)

1852.1.126a


C. W. J. (1857, probably 1862-1863; from Kingsboro, New York)

1857.2.184b (note)


Susan H. J.: Susan Huntington Johnson (1848; born 22 or 23 October 1837, Colville, New York; died 30 November 1909, Wisconsin; buried Oxford Village Cemetery, Oxford, Marquette co., Wisconsin) Daughter of Baker (born 23 October 1803, Littleton, New Jersey; died 18 October 1886, Wisconsin) and Electa J. King (born c1813, New Jersey; died 14 April 1887, Wisconsin); eldest of five girls and four boys, two of whom died as young children. Baker was a Presbyterian minster; as a result the family moved several times: after a year in New York City and a year in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the family spent two years in Harmony, New Jersey, and five in Greenville, New York, before being posted to Smithfield, Pennsylvania. In June, 1854 or 1855, they moved to Portage, Wisconsin, where Baker taught at a parochial school for a year before moving the family to Oxford, Wisconsin. Here he owned 360 acres, on which his sons ran a farm while he ministered. Susan lived in New Jersey in 1880 and was from 1887 to 1893 principal of the Oswego College for Young Ladies established by the Neosho Presbytery in Oswego, Kansas, where she lived until 1896; after this, she may have lived in Steubenville, Ohio, before moving to Wisconsin.

1848.2.93-94

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #288: 70.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #798: 131.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1419: 157-158.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #776: p. 276C. [at ancestry.com]

Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara Counties. Chicago: Acme Publishing Company, 1890; p. 529.

• Fran Sprain. Places and Faces in Marquette County, Wisconsin. Westfield, Wisconsin: Isabella Press, 1991; p. 139-142.

• Cameron Haight King, comp. The King Family of Suffield, Connecticut. (San Francisco, California: np, 1908.); pp. 338-339. [at google books]

• Oswego, Kansas, Presbyterian Church. Church Register; p. 40.

• Nelson Case, comp. History of Labette County, Kansas. Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1901; p. 199-200.

• Susan Johnson. www.findagrave.com/memorial/182653532


James (1848, from Williamsburg)

1848.2.125


James (1858)

1858.2.60b


Jasper; Sam Slick (1861-1870) at least one brother, Tommy, another subscriber. A sailor on the U. S. S. Potomac during the Civil War; he was home on furlough in 1863

1862.1.27b1862.1.187-1881865.1.88-891865.1.122b1865.2.261865.2.1541865.2.1841867.2.62 (note) • 1867.2.91

Reaction to letter, 1865.1.154

See also, Tennessean

Robert Merry’s Museum: 1863.2.92; 1861.1.88


Charles Jewett (1854-1855; born 27 April 1843, Weybridge, Vermont; died 30 May 1892, California) Son of Solomon Wright (born 27 May 1808, Vermont) and Mary Catherine (born 6 July 1819, Vermont); sixth of four girls and three boys. Married 19 January 1869, May H. Knight; three girls and a boy. Solomon was a farmer with land worth $27,700 in 1850. In 1856, the family moved to Racine, Wisconsin, where Charles went to public school; in 1860 he had $50 in personal property. On 24 April 1869, he enlisted in Co. F, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteers, which became part of the Iron Brigade. Charles was wounded in the first and second battles at Bull Run; in the first, he was one of the last to leave the field because he stayed back to help a friend. Charles also fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, where he was wounded. After a year recuperating, Charles re-elisted as first lieutenant, Co. F, 39th Wisconsin Volunteers. After the War, Charles was in the Regular Army from 1866 to 1877; the names of his children reflect the family’s travels: Josephine Antonia was born at Ft. Antonia, Texas; Russell McIntosh was born at Ft. McIntosh, Texas; Agnes Roxbury was born in Boston; Dorothy Kern was born in Kern Co., California, after Charles retired to a ranch there, where he was a farmer in 1880. He accepted his pension for only a couple years, after which he refused it, saying that the government had paid him enough. In 1892, he was an assistant cashier at the Kern Valley Bank. Charles was smashed against boulders and drowned in the Kern River, in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue two boys who were part of a picnic party with Jewett and his family; his body was recovered May 31.

1854.1.32

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #920: 217.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1427: 62-63.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #66: ED17 sheet 20, line 1.

• “Three People Drowned.” The Evening Mail [Stockton, California] 31 May 1892; p. 3.

• “Pacific Coast”: The body of C. E. Jewett. The Evening News [San Jose, California] 1 June 1892; p. 2.

• “Drowned Near Bakersfield.” The Evening Mail [Stockton, California] 3 June 1892; p. 4.

• Frederic Clarke Jewett. History and Genealogy of the Jewetts of America. New York: Grafton Press, 1908; vol 1: 284; vol 2: 731, 734-736.


Jim (1861-1869, from Baltimore)

1861.2.92-931862.1.187 and note • 1862.2.122-123

Reaction to letter, 1862.2.28

Mentioned, 1862.2.61


R. N. John (1853-1855)

1853.1.99-100


Johnny Jump-up (1862-1863)

1862.2.61

Mentioned, 1862.2.122-123


C. W. Johnson (1859)

ix


Emmie M. Johnson (1856-1859; born 1846?); one of several children. She may have been related to Caleb W., who also wrote to the Chat. [Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1856.1.125

1858.1.154

Reaction to letter, 1859.2.126-127


Bessie Johnston: Elizabeth E. Johnston (1859-1860, from Baltimore; born December 1848, Maryland; died 1925, Baltimore, Maryland; buried Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland) Daughter of Thomas D. (born c1801, Maryland) and Anna Maria Elizabeth Elliot (born c1807, Maryland); youngest of at least three brothers and two sisters; she was nine years younger than her next-youngest sibling. Married c1887, Thomas Baxter Gresham (born 20 October 1844, Athens, Clarke co., Georgia; died 8 July 1933, Roanoke, Virginia), his second wife; one child. Thomas Johnston was a banker. A number of Confederate leaders were family friends, and Emmie made a collection of autographs and souvenirs of the Confederacy, which were described in 20th-century news articles and exhibited in the early 1920s by the Maryland Historical Society. Thomas Gresham was a lawyer.

1859.2.157

• 1850 United States Census; Ward 14, Baltimore, Baltimore co., Maryland; family 1164. [at ancestry.com]

• 1860 United States Census; Baltimore, Baltimore co., Maryland; p. 645; family #1391. [at ancestry.com]

• 1870 United States Census; Baltimore, Baltimore co., Maryland; p. 148; family #1904. [at ancestry.com]

• 1900 United States Census; Baltimore, Maryland; sheet #16A; family #275. [at ancestry.com]

• 1920 United States Census; Ward 11, Baltimore, Baltimore co., Maryland; sheet 5A; family 134. [at ancestry.com]

• “Confederate Relics.” The Times [Richmond, Virginia] 21 February 1900; p. 7.

• Emily Emerson Lantz. “Mrs. Thomas B. Gresham’s Valuable Collection of Confederate War Relics.” The Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 12 June 1921; section 10, p. 4.

• E. E. L. [Emily Emerson Lantz] “Mrs. Gresham’s Relics of Civil War Exhibited.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 1 January 1922; p. 27.

• Watkins-Camp Family Tree, ancestry.com

• Bessie Johnston Gresham. www.findagrave.com/memorial/35496004


Jolly Jingle (1864-1867) Author of seven pieces between 1863 and 1867

1864.2.62 (note) • 1864.2.921867.1.122 (note) • 1867.2.60a (note) • 1867.2.931867.2.157

Mentioned, 1865.1.1531865.2.26


Josephine (1852, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

1852.1.126c


Josephus (1856, from Chicago)

1856.2.93


Josie (1861-1867)

1862.1.123

Reaction to letter, 1862.1.186


Julia (1854, from Waterbury, Connecticut; born c1847); at least one younger sister

1854.2.348


Julia (1857, from Ashtabula, Ohio)

1857.2.93b


Juno (1864-1866)

1864.2.621865.2.58b


E. B. K.: Emily Barsina Ketchum (1852; born 13 November 1840, Fayette co., Tennessee; died 1917, Norfolk, Virginia) Daughter of Levi (born c1798, Kentucky; died 9 June 1867, Tennessee) and Barsina Black (died 1 July 1842); sixth child of four boys and three girls. Married 1858, Alexander Compton Ewell (born 27 October 1837, Virginia; died 4 November 1878, Memphis, Tennessee); a boy and four girls. The Ketchums were housed, first, in a log cabin, then in a three story brick mansion, both built by Levi. A farmer, Levi owned 15 slaves in 1840 and 30 in 1850. Two years after Barsina died in childbirth, with a daughter, Levi married Georgianna Walker (born c1823); they had six children. Alexander, a doctor, owned land; between them, in 1860 he and Emily owned 20 slaves. He died during a typhoid epidemic. Emily moved her family to Norfolk City, Virginia, between 1880 and 1900.

1852.2.93-94

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #521: 137.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #877: 299; reel #903: 187.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1248: 506; reel #1282: 172.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #1280: ED146, 26, 6.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #1735: ED92, 4, 64.

• James Ewell. Ketchum family tree and personal letter, 1992.


F. H. K. (1852, from Marietta, Ohio); at least one older brother and sister

1852.1.128d


R. F. K. (1857)

xiii


William K.; Willie K—r: William Kenner (1849-1851; born c1838, Louisiana) Son of Minor (born c1803, Louisiana; died 1864) and Eliza Davis (born c1820, Louisiana); eldest of three boys and a girl. Minor was a planter, owning adjoining sugar plantations—Belle Grove and Pasture—between the Mississippi River and Lake Ponchartrain; in 1850 the combined real estate was worth $170,000. The 110 slaves he kept in 1840 had almost doubled in 1850 to 207. In the 1850s, Minor founded the town of Kennerville on Pasture Plantation, becoming its first postmaster and naming Daniel, William, Minor, and Maria Streets after his children.

1849.2.63

As William K.: 1851.1.94

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #130: 235.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #233: 74; reel #244: 369-370.

Plantations on the Mississippi River: Natchez to New Orleans, 1858. Np: Pelican Pub., 1967.

• Betsy Swanson. Historic Jefferson Parish from Shore to Shore. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Co., 1975; pp. 74, 108.

• M841. Records of Appointments of Postmasters, 1832-30 September 1971. RG 28 (Louisiana).

• Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. District Court. Succession and probate records of Jefferson Parish, 1827-1899.


Kate (1852, from Wisconsin)

1852.1.191a


Frank E. Kellogg (1855-1856; born 5 December 1841, Kellogg’s Corners, Wisconsin; died 1901) Son of Seth Helmont (born 14 November 1802, Goshen, Connecticut; died 24 July 1867, Racine, Wisconsin) and Electa Stratton Washburn (born 12 November 1805, New Haven, Connecticut; died 17 September 1868, Racine, Wisconsin); one of 10 children, one of whom died in early childhood. Married Kate Hall; two girls and a boy. The Kelloggs—including Seth’s father and mother—moved to Wisconsin in 1837 and settled Kellogg’s Corners, 10 miles from Racine; Seth’s five brothers eventually followed. In Connecticut and in Wisconsin, Seth was a farmer; he also wrote poems for periodicals. In 1870, Frank was a hardware dealer in Boise, Idaho, with personal property worth $3000. Later he went into the insurance business.

1855.2.93b

Mentioned, 1857.1.93

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #580: 77.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #1000: 280.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #185: 29.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: Lake City Publishing Co., 1892; p. 206.

• Timothy Hopkins. The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New. San Francisco: Sunset Press, 1903; vol 1: 467-468, 1105.


Kitty Clover (1864-1865)

1865.2.153


Knippiniphidgette No. 2 (1858)

1858.2.60-61


Know-Nothing (1856)

1856.2.94-95


E. L. (1841, from Carmel, New York)

1841.2.127


H. P. L. (1853, from Tewksbury)

1853.1.35-36


Kitty L. (1869)

1869.1.196


L. E. L.: probably Lucy E. Leiper (1852; born 11 March 1843, Tennessee; died 26 September 1924, Chattanooga, Hamilton co., Tennessee) Daughter of John (born c1810, Pennsylvania) and Elizabeth A. Rucker (born c1821, Tennessee); older sister of four boys and a girl. Married 7 November 1865 Thomas B. Darragh (born c1843, Kentucky; died before 1924); at least one boy. John—a merchant with real estate worth $43,000 in 1850, real estate worth $35,000 and personal property of $21,350 in 1860, and personal property worth $15,000 in 1870—was an alderman in Murfreesboro in 1839 and 1846-48. Thomas was a lawyer; in 1870 he was mayor of Murfreesboro. Lucy died of senility, complicated by a broken hip.

1852.1.125

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #894, 356.

• 1860 United States Cencus; Murfreesboro, Rutherford co., Tennessee; p. 28; family #233. [at ancestry.com]

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #1557: 39.

• “Mrs. Lucy Darragh Dies in Chattanooga.” Nashville Banner [Nashville, Tennessee] 27 September 1924; p. 1.

• Edyth Rucker Whitley, comp. Marriages of Rutherford County, Tennessee, 1804-1872. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981; p. 168.

• Deane Porch, comp. “Tombstone Inscriptions of Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee”; p. 5.

• John C. Spence. Annals of Rutherford County [Tennessee]. Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Rutherford County Historical Society, 1991; vol 2: 287, 294.

• Certificate of Death, file #3135, Mrs. L. E. Darragh. State of Tennessee, State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. [at ancestry.com]


Thomas L—e (1856, from Leominster; born c1846)

1846.1.63


J—s L—n (1844, from Syracuse)

1844.2.63


Charlie Laird (1860, from Pleasant Valley)

1860.2.60b


Imogen L.; Imogen Latham (1855-1861; born 26 January 1846, Tennessee; died 25 January 1920, DC) Daughter of Francis Stanton (born 17 May 1808, New York; died 24 January 1880, Mississippi) and Jane Catherine Smith (born 1818, Tennessee; died 1901, Tennessee); second child of two boys and two girls, one of them Pinckney. Married 24 December 1867, James Southerland (born 24 December 1836, Mississippi; died 9 January 1875, DeSoto co., Mississippi); three girls and a boy. Francis founded two newspapers before become postmaster from 1849 to 1853. He had real estate totalling $12,000 in the 1850 census; then he became a farmer worth about $65,000 in 1860. Imogen was a teacher for 35 years; her pension of $25 per month, combined with James’ lack of property, forced her to apply for a pension as the indigent widow of a Confederate veteran. Her son predeceased her.

As Imogen Latham: 1855.1.58-59

As Imogen L.: 1856.1.186-187

As Imogen Latham: 1861.1.56b1861.2.25

Reaction to letter, 1861.1.156

Mentioned, 1852.1.128a

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #895: 59-60.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1273: 388.

• M841. Records of Appointments of Postmasters, 1832-30 September 1971. RG 28; reel #120.

• Edward Kinsey Voorhees, comp. Notes on the Southerland, Latham, and Allied Families. Np: np, 1931; pp. 18, 62-6.

• Tennessee. “Tennessee Confederate Soldiers’ Pension Applications.” Microfilmed Tennessee Library & Archives. Nashville, Tennessee; #4421.


P. L.; Pinckney Latham (1854-1862; born 15 September 1839, Memphis, Tennessee; died 10 January 1914, Los Angeles, California) Son of Francis Stanton (born 17 May 1808, New York; died 24 January 1880, Mississippi) and Jane Catherine Smith (born 1818, Tennessee; died 1901); eldest child of two boys and two girls, one of them Imogen. Married 1869, Mary Elizabeth Vanco; four children. Pinckney enlisted as a private in the 4th Regiment Tennessee Volunteers on 15 May 1861 and served here or at the A. A. General’s Office until he was captured in Desoto co., Mississippi, on 12 February 1865. Pinckney became a store bookkeeper in Memphis; in 1900 he owned a home on Madison Ave. He and Mary had two sons and two daughters—one named for Imogen.

1852.1.128a1854.1.94

As Pinck: 1860.2.157

Satirized, 1855.1.58-59

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #895: 59-60.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1273: 388.

• M841. Records of Appointments of Postmasters, 1832-30 September 1971. RG 28; reel #120.

• M268. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee; #131.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #1278: ED119, sheet 5, line 16.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #1599: ED110, sheet 2.

• Edward Kinsey Voorhees, comp. Notes on the Southerland, Latham, and Allied Families. Np: np, 1931; p. 65.


Laura; Constant Reader: probably Laura Almira Chapman (1842-1844; born 27 September 1822, Springfield, Massachusetts) Daughter of James (born 1781, Bolton, Connecticut; died 8 March 1847, Springfield, Massachusetts) and Ethelinda (born 1784, Bolton, Connecticut; died 6 August 1857, Springfield, Massachusetts); Laura had at least one brother and one sister. Married William Barlow, 15 July 1841. James was in manufacturing and trade in 1840 and was a gardener in 1847.

1842.1.89-90

As Constant Reader, 1844.1.126-128

Mentioned, 1846.1.59-60

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #186: 47.

• Springfield, Massachusetts. “Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1638-1887.”: “Births” 3: 178, 224. “Marriages” 3: 341. “Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1843-1849” 3: 333, #215. “Deaths” vol 4: 53, #269, #273.

• Hampden County, Massachusetts. Probate court. Probate packet #2428.


Hattie Lee: Harriet M. Lee (born c1841); married 23 January 1865 Eugene H. Fales (born 1840/1843, Thomaston, Maine; died 12 July 1868, St. Paul, Minnesota); one son, apparently died as an infant. In 1872, Hattie lived in New York City, New York.

Mentioned, 1864.1.1251864.2.88a1865.1.25-261865.1.88-891865.1.921865.1.187a1865.2.184-185

• RG 15. Records of the Veterans Administration, pension certificate #160591

• St. Paul, Minnesota. “Mortuary Register, 1866-1884.” Public Health Center, St. Paul; vol 1: 15, 119.


Eula Lee (1865-1867) Authored 13 pieces between 1865 and 1867

1865.1.89-901867.1.911867.1.1551867.1.1881867.2.58


Leila (1857, from New Iberia, Louisiana); at least one sister. Author of two pieces in 1858 and 1859

1857.1.61


Lelia (1854, from Ingleside)

1854.2.314


Leslie (1859-1866, from Green Point) Authored two works in 1864

1864.2.1251865.1.26


Liberty (1862-1867)

1867.2.156-157


Stella Lightner (1861)

Quoted, 1861.1.32 (note) • 1861.2.92 (note)


Lillie (1857)

1857.2.57-58


Grace Maria Linton (1853, from New Bedford; born c1842)

1853.2.31


Jessie Linwood (1861-1863, from South Portsmouth, Rhode Island); at least one brother. Author of a piece in 1861.

1861.1.185-186

Reaction to letter, 1861.2.155-156


Lottie (1858, from Tremainsville, Ohio)

1858.1.31-32


Robert H. Loughridge: Robert Hill Loughridge (1857-1861; born 9 October 1843, Creek Nation, Koweta Mission; died 1916/1917, Waco, Texas) Son of Robert McGill (born 24 December 1809, South Carolina; died 7 or 8 July 1900) and Olivia D. Hill (died 17 September 1845, Creek Nation). Married 19 October 1886, Bessie May Webb (died 1895) Robert was born in a 12′ x 14′ cabin on the Arkansas Reservation, where his father was a popular Presbyterian missionary. Olivia died following the birth on 5 September 1845 of Olivia Diantha, who died in September 1846—the year Robert McGill married Mary Avery (died 1850). In 1848 the family moved to the Creek Mission at Tallahassee. The mission included a boarding school for Creek boys and girls; his father was fluent in Muskoge, so Robert H. probably was at least bilingual. Widowed again, Robert McGill married Harriet Johnson (born Massachusetts; died 23 May 1900) on 5 October 1853; they had two girls and two boys. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, the Mission was abandoned and the Loughridges returned east. Robert H. enlisted in Co. H, 13 Tennessee Infantry, on 7 March 1862; he was transferred to Co. L on May 1. Sometime before the end of August, he was wounded and remained on wounded furlough well into 1863. On 13 June 1863 he was detailed in the Atlanta Hospital; Robert nursed the wounded at the division hospital near the battlefield of Chickamauga, Tennessee, in September 1863. Robert graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1872 and was Assistant State geologist in Mississippi, Georgia, and Kentucky before becoming professor of agriculture at the University of South Carolina and professor emeritus of agricultural chemistry at the University of California—Berkeley. In 1900, Robert lived in Alameda co., California.

1857.2.156-1571858.1.153c

• Robert McGill Loughridge. Robert McGill Loughridge papers, Office of Presbyterian History, Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Repr. American Indian Correspondence. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1978.

• Ethel McMillan. “Women Teachers in Oklahoma, 1820-1860.” Chronicles of Oklahoma (1949): 2-40; p. 26.

• Board of Foreign Missions. Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church. New York: np, 1862; p. 15.

Who Was Who in America. Chicago: Marquis-Who’s Who, nd. Historical Vol: 322.


Louisa (1846, from Maine)

1846.1.59-60


Louise (1858-1859, from Jerseyville, Illinois)

1859.1.93c


Lillian Loyle (1854, from Hopedale Hall)

1854.2.347-348


Lucy (1857-1860, from Santiam, Oregon) Perhaps author of “Acrostic” (Robert Merry’ Museum, 1860); “April Showers” (Robert Merry’ Museum, 1862)

1857.2.911858.1.91-921860.2.89-90 (note)


Lula (1868, from Mississippi)

1868.1.419


M. (1852, from Auburn)

1852.2.126a


A. E. M. (1849, from Cambridgeport)

1849.1.64


A. P. M. (1846, from Springfield; born 18 April 1835)

1846.1.190a


Charles E. M.: probably Charles Elliot Mitchell (1850; born 10, 11, or 18 May 1837, Bristol, Connecticut; died 1911) Son of George H. (born June 1810, Connecticut) and Lurene Hooker (born 4 November 1810, Connecticut; died 29 October 1877); middle of three boys. Married 13 December 1866, Cornelia A. Chamberlain; three boys. George was a merchant and the postmaster of Bristol with $1000 in real estate in 1850. Charles grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, studying for college while working for his father in the post office After a year at Williston Seminary, he attended Brown University, graduating in 1861, and becoming principal of Bristol High School; he then entered Albany Law School, from which he graduated in 1864. Charles moved from practicing general law to patent law. He was City Attorney of New Britain, Connecticut, 1870-1872, a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, 1880-1881, and Commissioner of Patents, 1889-1891; he practiced law in New York—often for General Electric Company—before becoming president of Stanley Rule & Level Company in 1902. He died of a stroke.

1850.1.32a

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #23: 90.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #40: 374.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #98: ED21, 3.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Hartford County, Connecticut. Chicago: Beers, 1901; vol 2: 1423.

• New Britain, Connecticut. City Clerk’s Office. Record of Births in the Town of New Britain; pp. 26, 94, 161.

Who Was Who in America. Chicago: Marquis-Who’s Who, nd; vol 1: 849.

• N. G. Osborn, ed. Men of Mark in Connecticut. Hartford, Connecticut: Wm. R. Goodspeed, 1906; vol 1: 479-481.

• “C. E. Mitchell Dead.” The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer [Bridgeport, Connecticut] 18 March 1911; p. 5.

• “Hon. C. E. Mitchell, New Britain, Dead.” The Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 18 March 1911; p. 1. With a photograph of Charles.


D. G. M.: Darius G. Maynard (1852; born 1840, Vermont; died 10 June 1897, Lowell, Vermont) Son of Ulrich (born 1799; died 29 January 1891) and Olive Branch (born 1800; died 2 May 1892). Married 18 August 1860, Diantha Almeda Norris (died 23 August 1924, Vermont); at least five children. Ulrich was a Congregational minister. As an adult, Darius was six feet tall, with dark hair and gray or grayish-blue eyes; a private in Co. B Vermont Infantry from August 1862 to July 1863, he was a private in Co. L, 1st Vermont Cavalry from 3 January 1864 to 9 August 1865. During his service, he suffered a dislocated shoulder when he was thrown from his horse; this injury plagued him for the rest of his life, undermining his health. Darius was a farmer when he died of “heart failure caused by continued fever.”

1852.2.32

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #927: 196.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #1346: ED161 sheet 6, line 1.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #1597: ED63 sheet 17B.

• T624. 1910 United States Census; reel #1520: ED144 sheet 1.

• T625. 1920 United States Census; reel #1765: ED215 sheet 4B.

Castleton Cemetery Inscriptions, Rutland County, Vermont, transc. Margaret R. Jenks. Richardson, Texas: Margaret R. Jenks, 1989; pp. 13-14.

• M123. Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; reel #105, Lowell: 2.

• Vermont. Secretary of State. General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, 1871-1908.

• RG 15. Records of the Veterans Administration; pension #205849, #466119.


Katie M. (1867)

1867.2.59


L. S. M. (1871, from Salem)

1871.2.99


Mamie E. M. (1862-1865, from Brooklyn)

1864.1.125


Mary A. M. (1865, from Newark, New Jersey)

1865.2.184-185


R. H. M. (1857, from Silver Lake)

1857.2.93a


Iva MacGregor (1865): apparently knew Fleta Forrester.

1865.1.187a (note)


Maggie (1857, from Columbia)

1857.1.901857.2.154-155


Mamie (1863-1867)

1865.2.120-121


Manus (1864, from Binghamton); attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, in 1864

1864.2.126-127


Mar (1860, from Oakhill, Virginia); a girl; at least one younger sibling

1860.1.94b1860.2.91


Marcellus (1849)

1849.1.157


Marcus (1864, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

1864.2.62 (note)


Margaret (1842, from New York)

1842.1.124


Maria (1858, St. Clairsville, Ohio)

Mentioned, 1858.2.155-156


Marie (1858, from Beechgrove, Iowa); at least one brother

1858.1.29-30


Marietta: Marietta E. Lane (1853; born 27 August 1843, Damariscotta, Maine; died 7 February 1930, Damariscotta, Maine) Daughter of Samuel (born 1816, Maine; died 1902, Damariscotta, Maine) and Rebecca C. Little (born 1817, Maine; died 28 April 1879, Damariscotta, Maine); her younger sister was Jane (born 5 February 1853, Damariscotta, Maine; died 30 July 1883, Malden, Massachusetts). Married 26 July 1870, Daniel E. Gamage (born 1841; died 23 September 1906, Damariscotta, Maine); a son and a daughter. Samuel was a ship’s carpenter with real estate worth $1200 in 1870. Before she married, Marietta was a milliner; she is listed as “Etta” on her marriage record. Daniel was a ship’s carpenter.

1853.1.162

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #260: 437.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #549: 521.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #442: 576.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #483: 464.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #595: ED165, sheet 8, line 87.

• T625. 1920 United States Census; reel #645: ED90, sheet 4A.

• Damariscotta, Maine. Town Clerk. “Marriage records, 1848-1891”.

• Old Bristol, Maine. Vital Records of Old Bristol and Nobleboro, Maine. Np: Maine Historical Society, 1951; vol 1: 241, 244, 435, 436.


Marinus (1857, from Copenhagen)

1857.2.123


Frank Marion (1856, from Albion, New York)

1856.1.60c


Marsena (1858, from Otisville, New York)

1858.1.92b


Mary (1846, Brooklyn; born 24 February 1839); at least one brother and two sisters, one of whom was born on Mary’s sixth birthday

1846.1.190b


Mary (1855)

1855.1.188a1855.2.28a1855.2.60a


Mary (1855, from Terre Haute)

1855.2.29d


Mary Lou (1857, from Dresden)

1857.2.94


Mattie (1855-1856, from Burlington, Vermont); younger brothers and sisters

1855.2.1231856.2.57a

Reaction to letter, 1856.2.122b


Schuyler McA. (1857)

1857.2.60


George T. McKinney (1862-1868, from New York): he created many puzzles and enigmas for the Museum

1864.1.93 and note


W. P. McMillan: William Potter McMillan (1853-1856; born 12 August 1838, Giles co., Tennessee; died 9 August 1859, Macoupin co., Illinois) Son of Edward (born 23 September 1806, North Carolina) and Mary Ann Brown (born 25 March 1812, Tennessee); fifth of 14 children, four from Edward’s first marriage; three died before age one. Edward was a Presbyterian minister. The McMillans moved to Illinois in 1856 because of Edward’s anti-slavery feelings. Here Edward seems to have done better financially: the value of his real estate in Tennessee was $1200; in Illinois, he was worth $7500, $6400 of it real estate. William was a student when he died of “pulmonary consumption”; he had been ill for 21 months.

1856.1.157

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #897: 163.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #206: 5.

• Mortality Schedule, 1860 census: Illinois, Macoupin County, Town 10, Range 7.

• Amy McMillan Arnold. E-mail correspondence, 19 September 1999.


Meema (1848, from Paris, France)

1848.2.163-166


Memo: Anna Dana Lawrence (1865; born 16 January 1854, Marblehead, Massachusetts; died 1924, Massachusetts) Daughter of Edward Alexander Lawrence (born 1809; died 4 September 1883) and Margaret Oliver Woods Lawrence (born 1813; died 5 January 1901), who wrote for Merry’s Museum and other publications as “Meta Lander”; youngest of four children, one of whom died before Anna was born. Her brother and sister were subscribers Blue-Eyed Minna and Alick. Married 7 October 1885 William Wallace Nims (born 15 August 1822; died 24 January 1896); Anna was his second wife; one child died as infant, and a son. Nims was a doctor. Widowed, Anna and her son lived with her mother.

1865.1.59b

Anecdote and description of, 1855.1.87-881855.2.29a1855.2.29b

• 1860 United States Census; South Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut; dwelling #667; family #738. [at ancestry.com]

• 1870 United States Census; Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts; dwelling #579; family #950. [at ancestry.com]

• 1880 United States Census; Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts; dwelling #365; family #527. [at ancestry.com]

• William Wallace Nims, sr. www.findagrave.com/memorial/91959924

• “Rev. E. A. Lawrence Dead.” The Boston Globe [Boston, Massachusetts] 11 November 1893; p. 8.

• 1900 United States Census; Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts; dwelling #167; family #227. [at ancestry.com]

• U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. In Selected Passports. National Archives, Washington, DC [at ancestry.com]

• 1910 United States Census; Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; dwelling #29; family #40. [at ancestry.com]

• Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. Massachusetts Vital Records Index to Deaths [1916–1970]. Volumes 66–145. Facsimile edition. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. [at ancestry.com]

• Margaret Woods Lawrence. Reminiscences of the Life and Work of Edward A. Lawrence, jr. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1900.


L. Lewis Meriam: Laban Lewis Meriam (1845; born 25 January 1836; died 30 July 1844, Tewksbury, Massachusetts) Son of Horatio C. (born c1807, Massachusetts) and Esther L. (born c1811, Massachusetts); eldest of at least seven children. Horatio was a farmer worth at least $10,000 in 1850.

1845.1.63b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #324: 172.

• Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Vital Records of Tewksbury to the End of the Year 1849. Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, nd; p. 67.


Jerry Miam (1857, from New York)

1857.2.155


Mignonette (1859, from New Ipswich, New Hampshire)

1859.1.93-94


Mignonette Wildwood (1863-1865)

1863.2.921864.2.157a (note)


Milwaukee (1872, from Milwaukee)

1872.1.294


Minerva (1862-1863, from Green Point) Some of the Cousins living near Manhattan met at her house in the early 1860s.

Mentioned, 1864.2.125


Minna Columbine (1853, from Providence)

1856.1.88


Minnie (1859)

1859.1.94


Montrose (1865-1869, from Richmond, Virginia)

1865.1.187b


Louis B. Moore (1857)

Quoted 1859.2.126-127 (note)


T. L. Morrice (1858, from Matherton)

1858.1.92a


A. N. (1862-1867)

ix, 1863.2.1551867.1.122 (note)

Mentioned, 1863.2.91


Emily N. (1855, from Brooklyn)

1855.1.122a


George H. N. (1854, from Brooklyn; born c1843) Perhaps author of “Freedom for All—Birds” (1856)

1854.2.376


J. N. (1856-1857)

1856.2.157


Lizzie E. N. (1865-1868, from Elmira, New York)

1865.1.187a


Louisa J. N.: Louisa J. Neal (1850; born 1840, Georgia; died 25 December 1918, Atlanta, Georgia) Daughter of John N. (born 19 September 1796, Warren co., Georgia; died 1886, Fulton, Georgia) and Mary Jane Campbell (born 1817, North Carolina); fourth child of three boys and five girls. Married 2 July 1861, Daniel J. Pittman (born 4 December 1837; died 23 May 1886); at least eight children. A farmer with real estate worth $12,000 in 1850, John owned 23 slaves. In 1858, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where John built a Greek Revival home on the site of what is now Atlanta City Hall. Louisa and Daniel lost two of their sons as toddlers on the same day. Daniel was the Ordinary of Fulton co., Georgia, 1864 to 1881, approving the moving of Fulton co.’s records out of Atlanta for safe-keeping while Union troops occupied the city. By this time, John Neal had taken the family back to Zebulon, Georgia; the Neal house, which he had sold at a loss to another judge, was used as the headquarters of General William Tecumseh Sherman. After the War, John repurchased the house, but never again lived in it, building another elsewhere in Atlanta. In 1870, Daniel owned real estate worth $5000. Daniel and Louisa and their family lived with the Neals in 1870 and 1880. Daniel was a judge. Louisa died at the home of one of her daughters.

1850.1.127b

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #48: 120.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #80: 147; reel #94: 385.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #151: 282.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #148: p. 253C. [at ancestry.com]

• “Dropped Dead in the Street.” The Macon Telegraph [Macon, Georgia] 24 May 1886; p. 1.

• “Mrs. L. N. Pittman Died on Wednesday.” The Atlanta Constitution [Atlanta, Georgia] 26 December 1918; p. 2.

• Franklin M. Garrett. Atlanta and Environs. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc., 1954; vol 1: 127, 572. vol 2: 127, 638-639.

• Lona McRee Elrod. “Pittman Family Record,” third ed. 1976; vol 1: 59.

• “Pittman-Longshore Families,” comp. Georgia D. A. R.

• Stanton David Neal, jr. “Neal Per Stirpes.” Np: np, 1989; vol 2: 163-171.


Nannie Nightingale (1861-1863)

1861.2.23-24


Nell; Nell of B. (1860-1866)

1860.2.155-156


Nellie (1857, from Hazel Dell)

1857.1.631857.1.185-186


Nellie (1862)

1861.1.88 (note) • 1862.1.88-89


Nippinifidget (1856-1860)

1857.2.184b

Mentioned, 1857.1.931858.2.60-61


Nonpareil Smallcaps (1849)

1849.2.188


R. W. North: Robert Worthington North (1853; born 15 January 1841, Raymond, Mississippi; died 3 May 1884, Rocky Ford, Louisiana; buried Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Bossier Parish, Louisiana) Only son of Nathaniel Greene (born 15 May 1810, Jefferson co., Virginia; died 10 November 1875, Mount Holly, Arkansas) and Mary Morrow Worthington (born c1810, Virginia; died 4 January 1867); he had an older sister who died in 1842. Married 21 January 1874, Mary Amanda Martin (born c1844, South Carolina; died after 1914); two boys and a girl. Nathaniel was licensed as a Presbyterian minister; he also was a printer who edited the Southwestern Farmer in Raymond, Mississippi, and helped to found the New Orleans Picayune and New Orleans Creole. The Norths moved several times, as Nathaniel served churches in New Orleans; Virginia; West Virginia; Maryland; and Arkansas. While the family lived in Charlestown, Virginia, Robert attended the academy there. He also was a member of the local militia group which assisted in the capture of John Brown at Harper’s Ferry in 1859, and which stood guard at his execution; Nathaniel at least attempted to advise Brown on spiritual matters. When the War started, Robert enlisted in Co. B, 12th Virginia Cavalry. After the War, he taught school in Maryland for a few years; then he moved to Rocky Ford, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. In 1880, Robert was listed as a laborer on his father-in-law’s farm; he also taught school until his death.

1853.1.131

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #237: 69.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #448: ED10, 22.

• Robert Worthington North. www.findagrave.com/memorial/55654666

• Millard Fillmore Stipes. Genealogy and History of the Related Keyes, North and Cruzen Families. Jamesport, Missouri: Millard Fillmore Stipes, 1914; p. 113-117.


James Norton (1844, from Washington, DC)

1844.1.31


W. F. O. (1856-1857): from Birmingham; attended Wesleyan Academy in 1857

1856.2.26-27 (note)


Adelbert Older (1857-1865; born c1841, Wisconsin; died 8 June 1864, Virginia) Son of Amos (born c1808, New York; died before 1882) and Anna (born c1808, New York); fifth child of five boys and a girl. Amos and his father moved to Wisconsin in spring, 1838. Adelbert subscribed to Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet in 1857. Though in 1860 the family lived in northern Illinois, Adelbert listed his residence as Darien, Wisconsin, when he and older brother Henry enlisted in the 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on 24 May 1861; Adelbert’s name appears on the muster roll of the Woodstock Light Guards printed 1 May 1861. This 6-foot, one-half-inch farmboy had brown hair and gray eyes. Adelbert seems to have spent most of his time in the 15th in Missouri; the regiment covered General Sigel’s retreat from Wilson’s Creek and assisted in the capture of 1,300 rebels not far from Sedalia. The regiment spent a severe winter camped at Otterville, Missouri. Adelbert contracted a severe case of chronic diarrhea and was discharged on 28 April 1862. Recovered, he enlisted with younger brother Wallace in the 36th Wisconsin Volunteers on 23 February 1864. The unit was ordered to Washington, DC, before marching to Spottsylvania Court House. Adelbert and Wallace were wounded in action at Turner’s Farm, Virginia; Wallace died that day, while Adelbert lay all night on the battlefield and was captured and taken to Richmond, Virginia, on 2 June. Here he was admitted to Hospital #21, where he died 6 days later, though some records state that he died in Libby Prison on 15 June. In 1867, Adelbert was brevetted 1st lieutenant “for distinguished gallantry in the charge on the enemy’s works at Turners’ Farm.” Authored 17 pieces, mostly poems, between 1858 and 1865.

1857.2.184a (note) • 1862.1.881862.2.271862.2.122-123 (note)

About, 1864.2.1831865.1.88

Name punned on, 1859.1.189-190

As prisoner of war, 1864.2.183

Mentioned, 1861.2.251862.1.1861863.1.591864.2.157b

Poem published, 1865.1.88

Reaction to letter, 1861.1.184

Death of, 1865.1.881865.1.154

Reaction to death, 1865.1.881865.2.27b

• M704 #580: 210.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #1007: 322.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #157: 559.

• “Muster Roll of the Woodstock Light Guards.” The Woodstock Sentinel [Woodstock, Illinois] 1 May 1861; p. 3.

• “Brevet Commissions.” Semi-Weekly Wisconsin [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] 8 May 1867; p. 4.

History of Walworth County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1882; p. 733.

• J. N. Reece, comp. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, rev. ed. Springfield: Illinois Miliary & Naval Department, nd.

• Compiled military record.

• Frederick H. Dyer. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959; p. 1687.


Olivia: Catherine Olivia Van Wickle [or Van Winkle] (1851; born 17 December 1834, Louisiana; died 26 May 1896) Daughter of Stephen (born 6 January 1798, New Jersey; died 31 December 1878, Louisiana) and Adele Morgan (born 1 March 1810, Louisiana; died 7 May 1839, Louisiana); middle of three girls; a brother died in infancy. Married 28 March 1853, Jacob Lafayette Mathews (born c1827; died 1 January 1884); 10 children. Stephen became a planter in Louisiana, besides being post master of Pt. Coupee in the 1820s; in 1850 he owned three tracts of land worth $30,000. One was a plantation—probably a sugar plantation—called the “Hermitage.” After Adele’s death, Stephen did not remarry. In 1840 and 1850 he owned about 57 slaves. Before their marriage, Jacob represented the district in the Louisiana Legislature. Olivia and Jacob lived at the “Hermitage,” where, in 1860 Jacob listed himself as a planter with real estate worth $51,000. One of their sons was killed in a duel in 1888. Olivia was buried in St. Francisville.

1851.1.32a

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #130: 194.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #239: 22; reel #245: 691.

• Point Coupee, Louisiana. Marriage licenses, 1835-1915; license #272.

• “Married.” Daily Gazette and Comet [Baton Rouge, Louisiana] 30 March 1853; p. 2. Jacob is listed as “John.”

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #414: 854.

• “Further Details of the Recent Double Homicide.” The Times-Picayune [New Orleans, Louisiana] 17 November 1888; p. 1.

• James Hugh Aiken. “Manuscript Records of the Van Wickle and Morgan Families.” Philadelphia: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, nd; pp. 34-35, 73, 75-76.

• Judy Riffel, ed. A History of Pointe Coupee Parish and Its Families. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1983; pp. 32, 274.


1/20,000 (1858-1859) The name referred to the number of subscribers to the Museum, which editors usually put at 20,000. The subscriber started college in October 1858.

1858.2.59a

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1859.1.92


Oliver Onley (1857-1864, from Boston, Massachusetts) served in the military during the Civil War; he may have been in the cavalry. In 1863, home from the Army to recuperate from an “internal injury,” he accompanied John N. Stearns and others, who were traveling Nova Scotia for a temperance meeting. Authored four pieces in 1858 and 1859.

1858.1.1871858.2.60a1860.1.187b1861.1.56a1863.1.1541863.2.91

Image of, 1861.2.23-24

Mentioned, 1860.1.123a1862.1.1861861.2.1821864.2.123-1241865.1.88-89

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1863.2.57


Operator (1865)

1865.1.94


Oscar (1857, from Brooklyn)

1857.1.154-155


Osceola (1863-1868) In 1863 he may have been part of the 56th New York National Guard Infantry, mustered in for 30 days service on 18 June 1863; marched to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to join the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Department of the Susquehanna, the regiment was mustered out 24 July 1863. Osceola may have served aboard a supply ship, the U. S. S. Courier, in 1864.

1863.2.1241864.1.93

Mentioned as Union soldier, 1863.2.59

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1864.1.93.

• Frederick H. Dyer. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959; p. 1425.


Out West Boy (1864-1868, from Illinois)

1864.2.158


A. P. (1846, from Franklin, St. Mary’s Parish, Attakapas co., Louisiana)

1846.2.125-126


Edward E. P. (1844; from Rock River, Illinois) Brother of S. Adaline

1844.1.30-31


Edway B. P. (1844, from Middlebury, Vermont)

1844.1.125-126


Fanny E. P. (1845-1846, from Norwalk)

1846.1.189-190


George P.: perhaps George Pattison (1849; born c1838, Tennessee) Son of George (born c1801, Pennsylvania) and Sally (born c1811, Kentucky); fourth of seven boys and a girl. George, sr., was a bookeeper who owned three slaves—two of them children—in 1850.

1849.2.94b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #895: 50; reel #906: 607.


I. D. P. (1849, from Cave Spring, Georgia; born c1839)

1849.1.62-63


J. M. P. (1845-1846, from Cambridge)

1845.2.285-286


Louisiana P.: Louisiana A. Perkins (1852; born c1840, Louisiana; died 13 January 1903; buried Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana) Daughter of William Wilder (born 12 or 13 June 1812 or 1818, Dover, New Hampshire; died 18 September 1863; buried Madisonville Cemetery, Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana) and Harriet Newell Thurston (born 24 October 1816, Lawrence co., Ohio; died 10 February 1885, Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana); third child of six girls and three boys. Married 4 August 1858, Berent Thomson (died 17 May 1865); one daughter. Married 22 August 1866, Thomas Edgar Williams (born 1838; died 1872); a boy and a girl. William Perkins was owner and master of various schooners, beginning in 1835. In 1850 he was listed as a sailor owning eight slaves and with real estate worth $3,500; William was listed as a lake captain worth about $5,000 in 1860. Berent was washed overboard during a hurricane off the Cape of Good Hope. Louisiana was not the only child in the family with a geographical name: America (a girl) was born in 1857.

1852.1.160

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #129: 158.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #241: 265; reel #247: 285.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #425: 315.

Ship Registers and Enrollments of New Orleans, Louisiana, comp. Louisiana Works Progress Administration. University, Louisiana: Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, 1941-.

• St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. “Marriage Record”; vol 1: 319-320.

Saint Tammany Parish Louisiana Cemetery Records, comp Dolores Butler and Doris Holden. Np: np, 1979; vol 2: 192.

• Berent Thomson obituary. The New Orleans Times [New Orleans, Louisiana] 20 August 1865: 6.

• William Wilder Perkins. www.findagrave.com/memorial/60231625

• Baker / Gaines / Randles / Thurston / Hardy Ancestors, ancestry.com

• Louisiana Perkins Thomson. www.findagrave.com/memorial/66226335


M. S. P. (1852, from Brooklyn)

1852.1.190


Mary J. P.: perhaps Mary J. Pass (1854, from Fort Kent, Aroostook co., Maine; born c1842, Maine) Daughter of David (born c1798, New Hampshire) and Mary J. (born c1813, Maine); second of a boy and three girls. David was a farmer with real estate worth $1200 and personal property worth $700 in 1860.

1854.2.252

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #434: 471.


Mary W. P. (1857, from Aberdeen, Mississippi)

1857.2.59a


P. A. P.: Phebe Alexander Preston (1851; born 12 August 1840, Lexington, Virginia; died 5 August 1873, Lexington, Virginia) Daughter of John Thomas Lewis (born 25 April 1811, Virginia; died 15 July 1890, Lexington, Virginia) and Sarah Lyle Caruthers (born Virginia; died 4 January 1856, Lexington, Virginia); third child of six boys and three girls, one of whom died at age 5. Married 17 October 1871, Edmund R. Cocke. John was co-founder of and professor at the Virginia Military Institute; Robert E. Lee was a friend of the family before becoming related by marriage. After Sarah died in childbirth, John married Margaret Junkin (born c1825; died 23 March 1897, Maryland) on 3 August 1857. They had two sons. A poet, Margaret knew Whittier, Longfellow, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. John was stationed away from his family during the Civil War, but Margaret proved more than capable in his absence, going to great lengths to hide arms and uniforms from Union troops who searched the family home in 1864. Two of Phebe’s brothers died during the War; a third died later as a result of his wounds.

1851.1.127a

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #973: 466; reel #993: 203.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1378: 7-8; reel #1396: 195.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #1675: 465.

• “Married.” Staunton Spectator [Staunton, Virginia] 24 October 1871; p. 3.

National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York: J. T. White, 1898; vol 28: 245.

• Elizabeth Preston Allan. The Life and Letters of Margaret Junkin Preston. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1903; p. 194-196.

• “Jackson Memorial Survey, Complete to 1960.” Comp. William Couper; pp. 24-25.

Rockbridge County Marriages, 1851-1885. Comp. Louise M. Perkins. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1989; p. 75.

• Henry Boley. Lexington in Old Virginia. Richomond, Virginia: Garrett & Massie, 1936; p. 179.

• Angela M. Ruley, comp. Rockbridge County, Virginia: Death Register, 1853-1870; Death Certificates, 1912-1917. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Co., 1991; pp. 52, 141, 142.


S. Adaline P. (1844; from Rock River, Illinois) Sister of Edward E.

1844.1.30-31


V. M. P.: probably Vincent M. Porter (1852; born 14 July 1841, Niagara Falls, New York; died 26 May 1899, Niagara Falls, New York) Son of Albert H. (born c1802, New York; died 8 August 1888, Niagara Falls, New York) and Julia Matthews (born c1808, New York; died 26 November 1889, Niagara Falls, New York); third child of two boys and two girls. Married 10 June 1895, Bertha S. Kirkpatrick. Albert was a manufacturer with real estate worth $30,000 in 1850. Vincent was wealthy when he died, but that did not ensure that his widow paid the bill for his funeral, which she considered too high: eighteen months later, she was sued by the undertaker for an unpaid bill of $775.40 (about $22,112 in 2019); she paid only after details of the bill were printed in the local newspaper.

1852.1.128b

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #311: 11.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #561: 254.

• obituaries of Albert H. Porter: “A Good Man Gone.” The Buffalo Commercial [Buffalo, New York] 31 January 1888; p. 1. “Death of Albert H. Porter.” The Buffalo Commercial [Buffalo, New York] 31 January 1888; p. 3.

• “Vincent Porter Dead.” Buffalo Evening News [Buffalo, New York] 27 May 1899; p. 1. With incorrect birth year.

• “An Undertaker’s Bill.” Buffalo Evening News [Buffalo, New York] 14 January 1902; p. 5.

• “Niagara Falls.” Buffalo Evening News: discontinuance of the lawsuit. [Buffalo, New York] 25 January 1902; p. 5.

• “Vital Statistics: Births, Marriages, Deaths.” Card file, Niagara Falls Public Library, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.


Wm. P—l: William M. Pearl (1850; born June 1835, Connecticut) Son of Elam (born c1807, Connecticut) and Lucy R. (born c1800, Connecticut); eldest of at least two boys and a girl. Married c1857, Clarissa W. (born c1834, Connecticut; died before 1870); at least two sons. Elam was a farmer with real estate worth $2300 in 1850. William was a printer by 1860, an occupation he kept until at least 1870. In 1860 he had $500 in personal property; this fell to $100 by 1870. William lived in Hartford, Connecticut, where he edited the monthly insurance periodical The Traveler’s Record in 1876. In 1880, he worked in advertising. The Pearl family moved to San Francisco, California, in 1890, where William was a bishop in the Catholic Apostolic Church in 1896; he’s listed as a clergyman in the 1900 U. S. census. The family moved back to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1897.

1850.2.30b

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #24: 299.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #50: 274.

• 1860 United States Census; Hartford, Hartford co., Connecticut; p. 158; family #989. [at ancestry.com]

• Record Group 110. Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865. Ledger for Hartford, Connecticut; p. 56.

• 1870 United States Census; Hartford, Hartford co., Connecticut; p. 413; family #1564. [at ancestry.com]

• “Brief Mention”: notice that William Pearl edits The Traveler’s Record. Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 1 January 1876; p. 1.

• 1880 United States Census; Hartford, Hartford co., Connecticut; p. 32; family 356. [at ancestry.com]

• “Both Catholic and Apostolic.” The San Francisco Call [San Francisco, California] 10 September 1896; p. 8.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #138: ED183, sheet 4, line 11.

• “City Personals.” Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 9 October 1897; p. 5.


E. R. P—r (1845, from Norwalk, Connecticut)

1845.2.286-287


R. A. P—r, Jr.: Robert A. Parker, jr (1850; born 19 November 1836, Somerville, Fayette co., Tennessee; died 29 December 1928, Memphis, Tennessee) Son of Robert A. (born c1810, North Carolina) and Laura Minter (born c1812, Kentucky); eldest of 11 children. Married Sarah Flowers (born born c1841; died 28 January 1922, Memphis, Tennessee); at least one daughter and three sons. The family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1841. Robert, Sr., was a merchant. The Parker family home was a two-story brick house containing 10 rooms, on seven acres of land; the Parkers owned several slaves who worked in the house. Robert was educated for 9 years in both public and private schools. After his older brother went off to the University of Tennessee, Robert took his place in the family business, which he seems to have kept until 1861 and the outbreak of civil war; Robert by this time owned his own home, which he sold for $5,000 before enlisting in the army. During the war Robert served as a clerk and storekeeper in the commissary; he served in the Ordnance Department for the last three years of the War. Robert discharged himself on 1 May 1865 after Columbus, Georgia, had been taken in April; he made the trip home to Memphis on a two-mule wagon. After the War he lived in Memphis except for a few years in New Orleans, working as a bookkeeper and a bank cashier; he also went into business with his son, representing several insurance companies. In 1908, the family experienced some unwanted excitement when a thief entered the house while everyone was out, and stole $2,000 in jewelry (and missed $5,000-worth; the $7,000 in jewelry would have cost approximately $201,700 in 2019). Robert had a stroke 25 December 1928. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

1850.1.63-64

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #895: 47; reel #906: 607.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1273: 403; reel #1285: 143.

• Gustavus W. Dyer and John Trotwood Moore, comp. The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires. Ed. Colleen Morse Elliott and Louise Armstrong Moxley. Easley, South Carolina: 1985; pp. 1686-1687.

Long’s Memphis Directory. Memphis, Tennessee: Blelock & Co., 1865-1866.

Halpin’s City Directory, Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee: Bulletin Publishing Co., 1867.

Edwards’ Memphis Directory. Memphis, Tennessee: Southern Publishing Co., 1868-1871. Annual.

Boyle & Chapman’s Memphis City Directory. Memphis, Tennessee: Boyle & Chapman, 1872-1876. Annual.

Sholes’ Directory of the City of Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee: various, 1877-1885. Annual.

Dow’s City Directory of Memphis. Np: np, 1886-1892. Annual.

R. L. Polk & Co. ’s Memphis Directory, Np: R. L. Polk & Co., 1892-1907. annual.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #1279: ED145, 39.

• “Thief was Careless.” The Tennessean [Nashville, Tennessee] 18 October 1908; p. 5.

• “Robert A. Parker.” Nashville Banner [Nashville, Tennessee] 29 December 1928; p. 7.

• Tennessee. State Board of Health. Deaths, 1914-1942; 1928, death certificate #3044; 1922, file #244.


S. P—t (1844, from Cleveland, Ohio)

1844.2.95


Edward Winslow Paige (1857; born 11 July 1844, New York; died 13 October 1918; buried First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Schenectady, Schenectady co., New York) Son of Alonzo Christopher (born 31 July 1797, New York; died 31 March 1868) and Harriet Bowers Mumford (born c1809, New York; died 31 March 1867); younger brother of four girls and three boys, two of whom died before age 5. A member of the New York state senate before Edward was born, in 1850 Alonzo was a New York state supreme court judge, with real estate worth $20,000; in 1860 he was worth $78,000, $60,000 of it in real estate. Edward also became a lawyer, graduating from Union College in 1864. He practiced in New York City until moving to Schenectady, New York, in 1917. A passport application in 1873 describes Edward as being 5 feet 10 inches tall, with gray eyes and light hair (and a prominent nose).

1857.1.190

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #594: 113.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #858: 77.

• Passport application #33635, 2 July 1873. National Archives and Records Administration; Washington DC Roll #197. [at ancestry.com]

Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography, ed. James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888. (Repr. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1968).

• Donald A. Keefer, comp. “Newspaper Marriage, Death Notices from 19th-Century Schenectady Newspapers.” 1969; vol 1: 178; vol 2: 58; vol 4: 196, 276; vol 6: 19, 41.

• Austin A. Yates. Schenectady County, New York. Np: New York History Co., 1902; p. 458.

Who’s Who in New York City and State, rev. ed. New York: L. R. Hamersly Co., 1905; p. 680.

Directory of New York City. New York: R. L. Polk & Co., 1915-1917. Annual.

• Whitehead Cornell Duyckinck and John Cornell. The Duyckinck and Allied Families (NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1908); p. 164. [at ancestry.com]

• Edward Winslow Paige. www.findagrave.com/memorial/15471995


Pansy: Frances Adeline Seward (Fanny Seward) (1856-1858; born 9 December 1844, Auburn, New York; died 29 October 1866, Washington, DC; buried Auburn, New York) Daughter of William Henry Seward (born 16 May 1801, Florida, New York; died 10 October 1872) and Frances Adeline Miller Seward (born 1805; died 1865); three older brothers. After four years as governor of New York, Seward was a U. S. Senator from 1849 to 1861, after which he served as Secretary of State under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Fanny divided her time between Auburn, New York, and Washington, DC. Her father encouraged an interest in books and an inevitable interest in politics: he took her with him as he campaigned for Lincoln in 1860 and allowed her to attend dinner parties given for politicians and diplomats in Washington. In 1863, he suggested she join a group visiting the Army of the Potomac, then camped near Fredericksburg, Virginia; subscriber Oliver Onley may have been among the soldiers visited. Shy Fanny was more comfortable with her family, her books, her pets, and her writing than she was as the daughter of an important statesman; however, in her teens Fanny gradually learned to serve as hostess at her father’s weekly receptions. From 1858 to 1866, Fanny kept a diary detailing daily life and offering an intimate view of Washington, DC, during the Civil War. She had a lively style and an instinct for the most telling details. Fanny was with her father when he was injured on 5 April 1865 and was nursing him when Lewis Powell stormed into the room to assassinate him the night of 14 April 1865; when Powell was arrested, she helped to identify him as her father’s would-be assassin. Always physically delicate, Fanny succumbed to tuberculosis. Author of five works between 1856 and 1858. My thanks to Trudy Krisher for pointing out the identity of this subscriber.

1856.1.1561856.2.57b1856.2.122b1857.1.91-921858.1.26

• “Gov. Seward’s Tour.” Ohio State Journal [Columbus, Ohio] 50 (11 September 1860): 1.

• “The Assault at Gov. Seward’s.” Daily National Intelligencer [Washington, DC] 54 (16 April 1865): 2.

• “The Assault Upon Mr. Seward.” Providence Evening Press [Providence, Rhode Island] 13 (19 May 1865): 3.

• “Further Particulars of the Arrest of One of the Conspirators at Washington.” The Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 56 (20 April 1865): 1.

• “The Trial Additional Evidence Against the Rebel Leaders.” New York Herald 23 May 1865: 5.

• “Secretary Seward and Family.” Daily National Intelligencer [Washington, DC] 65 (27 July 1865): 3.

• “Washington Items.” Albany Evening Journal [Albany, New York] 26 October 1866: 2.

• “Death of Miss Fanny Seward.” Boston Daily Journal [Boston, Massachusetts] 33 (30 October 1866): 2.

• description of Fanny’s funeral. Albany Evening Journal [Albany, New York] 1 November 1866: 2.

• “Trial of J. M. Surratt.” Richmond Whig [Richmond, Virginia] 40 (25 June 1867): 2.

• “The Attempt to Assassinate Mr. Saward.” San Francisco Bulletin [San Francisco, California] 37 (3 December 1873): 1.

• “Saved Seward. Maj. Robinston Tells of His Fierce Battle with Assassins.” Boston Daily Advertiser [Boston, Massachusetts] 170 (21 July 1897): 6.

• Patricia Carley Johnson. “Sensitivity and Civil War: The Selected Diaries and Papers, 1858-1866, of Frances Adeline [Fanny] Seward.” PhD diss. University of Rochester, 1964.

• Deirdre C. Stam. “Growing Up with Books: Fanny Seward’s Book Collecting, Reading, and Writing in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York State.” Libraries & Culture 41 (Spring, 2006): 189-218.

• bioguide.congress.gov


Jeannie Parker: Jane/ Jeannie O. Williams Parker (1860-1864; born 15 June 1850, Gouverneur, New York; died September 1883; buried Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence co., New York) Daughter of Cornelius A. (born 11 May 1821, New York; died 22 December 1899, Gouverneur, New York; buried Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence co., New York) and Jane Ann Williams (born c1827, New York; died after 1910); eldest of two girls and a boy. Cornelius was an attorney worth $154,000 in 1860, though by 1870 his financial worth had shrunk to $8000. Before 1870 Jeannie became a teacher.

1860.2.1551861.2.591862.1.26-27

Reaction to letter, 1861.1.56-57

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #855: 686.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #1097: 251.

• 1880 United States Census; Gouverneur, St. Lawrence co., New York; p. 403; family #382. [at ancestry.com]

• 1910 United States Census; Gouverneur, St. Lawrence co., New York; family #109. [at ancestry.com]

• Gouverneur, New York. City Clerk’s Office. Return of Town Clerk: Births in the Town of Gouverneur … 1850.

• Lee Squire. E-mail correspondence, 6 September 1999.

• Charles H. Weygant. The Sacketts of America (Newburgh, NY: np, 1907); p. 324. [at ancestry.com]

• Cornelius Parker. www.findagrave.com/memorial/25988044

• Jeannie Parker. www.findagrave.com/memorial/25988046


Lily G. Parley (1860-1861): In 1860 she lived on Olive Street, in St. Louis, Missouri

1860.1.92-93


Pennsylvania Dick (1861-1862, 1864)

Quoted, 1861.1.153-154 (note)


Pertine (1859-1866) She married in 1863. Authored five works between 1863 and 1866.

1862.1.24

Mentioned, 1861.1.56b1864.2.621865.1.27

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1863.2.188


Pet (1862)

1862.1.155-156

Reaction to letter, 1862.1.188


Peter T. Scribble-sheet (1850, from Elmira)

1850.2.31


Willie Phelps (1858, from Dubuque) He may have subscribed to Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet in 1857.

1858.1.188-189


Phil (1858, from Colchester, New York)

1858.2.158-159


J. L. Pierrepont; James L. Pierrepont (1859, from Missouri)

Mentioned, 1859.2.185a


Carolus Piper (1856, from Bloomfield, New Jersey; 1859) Author of three pieces between 1856 and 1859

1856.2.26


Diana Pitchfork (1848)

Mentioned, 1849.1.95


Pontiac (1863-1865)

1865.1.25-26


Lottie E. Porter: from Green Bay, Wisconsin; subscribed to Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet ; in 1858 she attended the Hopkins Academy in Hadley, Massachusetts, as she informed readers of the Museum.

Mentioned, 1858.1.122

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1858.1.59


Prairie Chicken (1859-1860, from Fond du Lac)

1859.2.92


Prairie Girl (1857, from Gratiot, Wisconsin) Her real name was “Lizzie.”

1857.1.62


Puss (1862-1864)

1864.2.88a

Referred to, 1863.2.92


Addie R. (1852, from Cuddebackville); at least a brother and a sister

1852.1.192


E. O. R. (1845-1846, from Lowell); at least one younger sister

1845.2.223-2241846.1.30-31


Enoch R. (1857, from Moline)

1857.2.157a


Ethel R.; Smile of the Great Spirit (1858, 1861, from Vicksburg, Mississippi)

As Smile of the Great Spirit: 1858.2.93

As Ethel R.: 1861.1.89-90


Jane R. (1841)

1841.2.187


M. A. R. (1849, from Connecticut)

1849.1.159


M. H. R. (1849, from Connecticut)

1849.1.159


Percy V. R. (1872)

1872.1.243-244 (note)


R. W. R. (1855-1856, from Syracuse) Married before June 1863. In 1860, he was “Our Own Correspondent” for the Daily Times.

1856.2.1211856.2.122-123 (note)

Mentioned, 1855.2.157-158 (note) • 1857.1.59-60

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1863.2.27; 60.1.154


T. H. R.: Thomas Harvey Rockwood (1848; born 24 April 1838, Amherst, Massachusetts; baptized 11 November 1838, Massachusetts; died 16 October 1920, St. Louis, Missouri; buried 19 October 1920, Bellefontain Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri) Son of Harry (born c1810, Massachusetts; died before 1860?) and Susan (born c1820, Ohio or Vermont); second of four boys, two of them twins. Thomas’s older brother may have died before 1850. Married 27 January 1870, Lillie or Lilla E. Hansen (born 13 August 1846, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New York or Rhode Island; died 5 September 1910, St. Louis, Missouri), in Manhattan, New York; at least three daughters. Thomas was in the hotel for a reason on 1 January 1848: his father was the hotel keeper. In 1860, Susan is listed as an “inn keeper” with personal property worth $20,000; the three boys are listed as clerks. Thomas and his wife moved to St. Louis before 1873, when their first child was born; in St. Louis, Thomas was a wholesale tea merchant, which led him to being called as an expert witness for the prosecution in a case involving the establishment of a lottery (a felony at the time). The Rockwood family became prominent members of St. Louis society, with a number of mentions in the society pages of their comings and goings, including a substantial story—complete with photograph—about the youngest Rockwood daughter as a debutante. The family lost its dog in a series of poisonings targeting wealthy families. In 1920 Thomas was living with his two unmarried daughters, in whose house he died of chronic endoconditis complicated by senility.

1848.2.94

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #41: 621.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #78: 801.

• 1880 United State Census; St. Louis, St. Louis co., Missouri; p. 4; family #31. [at ancestry.com]

• “A Hitch in the Prosecution of the Importers’ Tea Company.” St. Louis Globe-Democrat [St. Louis, Missouri] 27 December 1882; p. 10.

• 1900 United State Census; St. Louis, St. Louis co., Missouri; sheet 2B; family #45. [at ancestry.com]

• “Debutantes of the Season.” The St. Louis Republic [St. Louis, Missouri] 19 October 1901; p. 8.

• “Valuable Dogs Killed by Poison.” St. Louis Globe-Democrat [St. Louis, Missouri] 31 March 1905; p. 1.

• 1910 United State Census; St. Louis, St. Louis co., Missouri; sheet 13A; family #249. [at ancestry.com]

• 1920 United State Census; St. Louis, St. Louis co., Missouri; sheet 12A; family #293. [at ancestry.com]

• Amherst, Massachusetts. Town Clerk. Vital and Genealogical Records, 1600-1891; vol 2: 44.

• Index to New York City Marriages, 1866-1937. [at ancestry.com]

• Certificate of Death, file #28641: Lilla Hansen Rockwood. Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. [at ancestry.com]

• Certificate of Death, file #32866: Thomas Harvey Rockwood. Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. [at ancestry.com]

• www.findagrave.com/memorial/140659611


W. A. R. (1863-1867); his last name may have been Rousseau. Authored two pieces in 1865 and 1866.

1866.1.58-591867.2.58-59

Mentioned, 1864.2.126-1271865.1.271865.1.187c1865.2.91a


J. R—d (1849, from Craterville)

1849.2.61


A Reader (1848)

1848.2.159


Ria (1850, from Danvers)

1850.2.64


Roguish Kate and Oddity (1865-1870)

1867.2.60a


Roland (1860-1861, from Sheramoore, Florida)

1861.1.156


Rosamond (1858, from Oak Wild Lodge)

1858.1.30-31


Rubie Linden (1864-1869) She wrote as “Lillie Linden” before changing her signature in 1865

1865.2.59

Mentioned, 1865.2.26


Fred. (Lieut.) Ryder (1862)

1862.1.124


Abby M. S.: Abby Marietta Stearns (1858; born 22 September 1848, New Hampshire; died 29 May 1860, Zumbrota, Minnesota) Daughter of Isaac Crosby (born 28 February 1820, New Hampshire) and Lucy T. Wheeler (born 10 November 1825, New Hampshire; died 10 November 1859, Wisconsin); elder of two girls, both born in New Hampshire. After Lucy’s death, Isaac married a Miss Grover, of Maine; after her death, he married her sister, Arvilla L. Grover. Abby accurately referred to “Robert Merry” as her uncle, as she was a niece of John N. Stearns. In New Ipswich, New Hampshire, Isaac was a farmer with real estate worth $2500; in June 1857, the family joined an influx of settlers moving from New England to the new town of Zumbrota, which then boasted one hotel, a store, and three houses. Here Isaac farmed and led the Congregational choir; he was a member of the County Board of Supervisors and was nominated to the State Legislature. In 1860 he had property worth $8000, $3000 of it in real estate. Abby probably attended Zumbrota’s first school, held by the minister’s daughter in a room on the second floor of the store. Abby was buried in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

1858.1.59

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #433: 276.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #570: 531.

• “Some Prominent Townspeople.” Fitchburg Sentinel [Fitchburg, Massachusetts] 24 December 1903; p. 5.

• notice of death of Arvilla Grover Stearns. Fitchburg Sentinel [Fitchburg, Massachusetts] 12 July 1909; p. 5.

• Mrs. Avis Stearns Van Wagenen. Genealogy and Memories of Isaac Stearns and His Descendants. Np: np, nd; vol 1: 542.

Mortality Schedule Minnesota 1860, ed. Ronald Vern Jackson. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc., 1979; p. 6.

• Christian A. Rasmussen. A History of Goodhue County, Minnesota. Red Wing, Minnesota: Red Wing Printing Co., 1935; p. 252.

Zumbrota, the First 100 Years. Zumbrota, Minnesota: Zumbro Valley Historical Society, 1956; pp. 274-276.

• New Hampshire Historical Society. New Ipswich Cemetery Records ; p. 41.


Alick C. S. (1851-1852, from Stillwater)

1851.1.96a


B. C. S. (1870, from Massachusetts)

1870.2.100


E. C. S. (1850, from Rhinebeck): perhaps Edward Clarence Smith (born 13 May 1835, Palatine, New York; died 29 November 1889, Wallingford, Pennsylvania) Son of Charles Adam (born 25 June 1809, New York, New York; died 15 February 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Matilda Lasell (born 3 September 1810, Schoharie, New York; died 24 August 1863, Saratoga Springs, New York); third of six children. Married 15 June 1865, Virginia Allison Toadvin (born 16 September 1845, Salisbury, Maryland); a girl and a boy. Charles was a clergyman. The Smiths apparently lived in New York between 1835 and 1838; in Maryland around 1839, they moved back to New York by 1850. Edward graduated from Williams College, in 1856, and from the Union Theological Seminary. He founded Rugby Academy, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1865, and was its principal until his death.

1850.1.188-189

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #497: 521.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #1175: ED262, sheet 8, line 40.

• Emma C. Brewster Jones, comp. The Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907. New York: The Grafton Press, 1908; vol 2: 399, 829-830.

Gopsill’s Philadelphia City Directory for 1875. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: James Gopsill, 1875.

Gopsill’s Philadelphia City Directory for 1880. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: James Gopsill, 1880.

Gopsill’s Philadelphia City Directory for 1885. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: James Gopsill, 1885.


E. L. S. (1852, from Centreville, Michigan)

1852.1.64a


F. S. (1851, from Pittsburg)

1851.1.158a


Flora P. S.: probably Flora Pierpont Stearns (1857-1859, 1863-1867; born 17 August 1849, Lunenberg, Vermont; died 18 July 1927, Hull, England) Daughter of the Reverend Josiah Milton (born 17 June 1818; died 12 June 1853, Brentwood, New York) and Freelove Phillips McIntyre (born 29 January 1822, Massachusetts; died 1882); sister of Charles Cummings and George Milton; Flora was accurate in referring to Robert Merry as her uncle, as she was the niece of John N. Stearns. Married 17 or 29 August 1871, Marcellus Bowen (born 6 April 1846; died 3 October 1916, Geneva, Switzerland); a boy and a girl. Josiah was a pastor of the Congregational Church. In 1861, Freelove married grocer Charles Boswell (born 6 January 1802; died October 1884), by whom she had two more children. Flora enjoyed skating, riding a horse, coasting, and fishing. Like her mother before her, Flora attended Mt. Holyoke College, Massachusetts, graduating in 1871. Marcellus was Flora’s cousin by marriage. After the birth of Marcellus Pierpont, the family went to Turkey as Presbyterian missionaries in 1874; little Marcellus died in Manissa, Turkey, on 26 July 1874; Lillian McIntyre Bowen was born in Smyrna on 5 September 1877. After his stint in Turkey, Marcellus was the principal of a private school for boys in Hartford, Connecticut, from 1885 to 1888; then he was an agent of the American Bible Society at Constantinople. In 1888, Flora wrote a lively letter to the editors of the Ladies’s Home Journal that is as breezy as any she wrote to the Museum. In the late 1890s she gave a number of lectures on various subjects, inclduding life in Turkey. Flora died at her daughter’s home.

1858.1.122-123

As Flibbertigibbet: 1859.1.156-157

Image of Flibbertigibbet: 1859.1.94

As Flib: 1867.2.92a

Mentioned 1857.2.153-1541858.1.153b1861.1.156

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1863.1.120.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #672: 62.

• Letter. The Ladies’ Home Journal and Practical Housekeeper 5 (September 1888); p. 10.

• Flora’s lectures: “New Britain News.” Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 26 November 1897; p. 8. • “Pendennis: The Week’s Variety of Social Pleasure.” Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 17 December 1897; p. 4. • “The M’All Mission: Address by Mrs. Marcellus Bowen and Songs by Miss King.” Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 1 February 1898; p. 4. • “Address of Mrs. Bowen.” Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 16 February 1898; p. 3. • “A Lot of News This Week: What Has Been and What Will Be.” Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 11 March 1898; p. 3. • “Mrs. Bowen’s Lecture.” Hartford Courant [Hartford, Connecticut] 11 April 1898; p. 7.

• “Dr. Marcellus Bowen.” Times Union [Brooklyn, New York] 6 October 1916; p. 4.

• “Dr. Marcellus Bowen Dies in Switzerland.” San Francisco Chronicle [San Francisco, California] 6 October 1916; p. 11.

• Mrs. Avis Stearns Van Wagenen. Genealogy and Memories of Isaac Stearns and His Descendants. Np: np, nd; vol 1: 541, 543.

Who Was Who in America. Chicago: Marquis-Who’s Who, nd; vol 1: 121.

• Robert Harry McIntire. Descendants of Philip McIntire, rev. ed. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982; pp. 110, 202-203.


Florence S. (1853, from New Haven, Connecticut); at least one sister

1853.2.127b


H. S. (1855, from Cannelton, Iowa)

1855.2.126


H. L. S. (1851, from Brooklyn, Michigan)

1851.1.128a


Henry R. S. (1850, from Wetumpka, Alabama)

1850.2.186


Hiram W. S. (1856, from Union Square)

1856.1.122-123


J. S. (1848, from Boston)

1848.2.63


J. M. S. (1861, from Williamsburgh)

1861.1.155-156


James S. S. (1856, from Mason Village, New Hampshire)

1856.1.91


Jane S. (1848, from Lowell, Massachusetts)

1848.2.31


L. S. (1841)

1841.2.187


Lizzie S. (1855, from Oak Bowery, Alabama); several younger brothers and sisters

1855.2.28b


M. S. (1845, from Springfield)

1845.2.222-223


Nelly S. (1854, from Marksville, Louisiana)

1854.1.60b


Thomas L. S. (1842)

1842.2.63


Sallie (1856-1859)

Quoted, 1858.1.126c (note)


Sam Acres Maine (1846, from Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania)

1846.2.123-124


Sammy Sassafras (1849)

1849.1.154-1551849.2.29-301849.2.127-128


Sans Souci (1864-1867)

1864.2.88-89


Sans Souci’s Little Brother (1864; born 1858?)

1864.1.1881864.2.124b


Sasie (1867, from Richmond, Virginia)

1867.1.93


Schoolboy (1865, from Nashville, Tennessee)

1865.1.122a


Scott (1860, from Cheshire)

1860.1.94a


Shada (1865, from Galesburg)

1865.1.155a


Sharpshooter (1864, from College Green Barracks)

Mentioned, 1864.2.1581865.1.25


Emma M. Shaw; Emma Maria Shaw (1859; born 12 December 1847, Brooklyn, New York; died 28 March 1935, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; buried 30 March 1935, Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois) Daughter of Samuel Wheeler (born May 1823, Maine; died 20 December 1909, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; buried Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois) and Lois Maria Stevens (born c1822, East Port, Maine; died 4 March 1900, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; buried 6 March 1900, Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois); eldest of two girls and a boy. In 1853 the family moved—perhaps with Samuel’s father—to Minnesota, where Samuel bought 160 acres near the Mississippi River; part of this land was platted as “Shaw’s Addition to Anoka.” The family moved several times: in October 1854, back to Brooklyn, New York; by 1860, back to Anoka, Minnesota; before 1870, to Chicago, Cook co., Illinois, where they settled. Samuel was a doctor, though in 1855 he apparently tried his hand as a land broker. In 1870, Emma was attending school; she later became a music teacher. (Music seems to have become the family business: Emma’s unmarried sisters, who lived with her in the early 1900s, also taught music.) Emma never married.

1859.2.126b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #581: 108.

• 1855 New York State Census; Brooklyn, Kings co., New York; p. 49; family #379. [at ancestry.com]

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #567: 15.

• 1870 United States Census; Ward 5, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; pp. 28-29; family #197. [at ancestry.com]

• 1900 United States Census; Ward 10, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; sheet 17; family #325. [at ancestry.com]

• 1910 United States Census; Ward 7, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; sheet 14; family 342. [at ancestry.com]

• 1920 United States Census; Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; Enumeration District #333; family #334. [at ancestry.com]

• 1930 United States Census; Ward 5, block 92, Chicago, Cook co., Illinois; sheet 4B; family 92; line 84. [at ancestry.com]

Anoka County Minnesota 1857 Census. Anoka, Minnesota: Anoka County Genealogical Society, 1992; p. 10.

• Albert M. Goodrich. History of Anoka County. Minnesota: Hennepin Publishing Co., 1905. (repr Np: Anoka Bicentennial Commission, 1976); pp. 51-52.

• Illinois, Cook County Deaths 1878–1922. FHL film #1239825. [at ancestry.com]

• Illinois, Cook County Deaths 1878–1922. FHL film #1033078. [at ancestry.com]

• Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947. Index. FHL film #1908368 [at ancestry.com]


Lizzie M. Sheffey: Elizabeth Madison Sheffey (1858; born 5 July 1843, Virginia; died 10 May 1875, Marion, Virginia) Daughter of James White (born 1 March 1813, Virginia; died 22 June 1876) and Eleanor Fairman Preston (born 7 November 1812, Virginia; died 10 January 1887); one of six girls and three boys, one of whom died in infancy. Married 24 October 1872, A. G. Pendleton; one son. James, an attorney, had real estate valued at $30,000 in 1850; by 1860 he had 20 slaves (6 apparently at the family house), and $130,000 worth of property, $100,000 in real estate; the value of his real estate had not changed in 1870, when his property was worth $120,000. A. G. was a widower farmer when he married Lizzie.

1858.1.126b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #976: 226; reel #993: 307.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1377: 1059-1060; reel #1396: 257, 259.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #1679: 48.

• notice of marriage. Staunton Spectator [Staunton, Virginia] 5 Novembe 1872; p. 3.

• notice of death. The Norfolk Virginian [Norfolk, Virginia] 18 May 1875; p. 3.

Smyth County Families and History. Ed. Jim Presgraves. Wytheville, Virginia: Jim Presgraves, 1974; pp. 37, 39.

Smyth County, Virginia, Cemeteries. Comp. Mack H. Surgill and Kenneth L. Sturgill. Marion, Virginia: Dean Tucker Printing, 1993; pp. 143-44.

• Smyth County, Virginia. County Clerk. “Smyth County, Virginia, Marriage Register #1, 1853-1915; p. 37, line 53.

• Smyth County, Virginia. “Smyth County Register of Births #1, 1857-1885”; p. 108 line 79.


Bob Short (1850, from New York)

1850.2.32


Sid (1863, 1865-1867)

Quoted, 1865.1.89-90 (note) • 1865.2.153 (note)


T. Augustus Simpson (1856): friend of Susanna Newbould

Mentioned, 1856.2.26-27


Frank H. Sleeper (1859; born July 1846, New York; died 8 April 1921, Rochester, New York) Son of Reuben (born c1793, New York; died 11 May 1872) and Caroline S. (born c1808, Connecticut); he had an older sister. Reuben was the first president of Mt. Morris village after it was incorporated in 1835; he also opened the first store in the town. A merchant with $6,000 in real estate in 1850, Reuben was in 1860 a bank president with $7,000 in real estate and $7,000 in personal property. He was an abolitionist who kept a way station of the underground railroad. In 1870, Frank sold furniture and had personal property worth $2500; in 1880, he had no employment, nor was he employed in 1900. In 1905, Frank still lived in the family home in Mt. Morris. In 1920, Frank was living in the St. Anne’s Home for the Aged in Rochester, New York, where he died; he was buried in Mt. Morris, New York. Frank never married.

1859.1.125c

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #524: 82.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #778: 45.

• 1870 United States Census; Mt. Morris, Livingston co., New York; p. 267; family #113. [at ancestry.com]

• 1880 United States Census; Mt. Morris, Livingston co., New York; p. 18; family #199. [at ancestry.com]

• 1900 United States Census; Mt. Morris, Livingston co., New York; sheet #6; family #136. [at ancestry.com]

• “Mt. Morris is 70 Years Old.” Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester, New York] 2 May 1905; p. 3.

• 1910 United States Census; Mt. Morris, Livingston co., New York; sheet 5; family #152. [at ancestry.com]

• 1920 United States Census; Rochester, Monroe co., New York; sheet 1; line 31. [at ancestry.com]

• about Frank’s funeral: The Buffalo Commercial [Buffalo, New York0 12 April 1921; p. 9. “The Last Sleeper is Dead.” The Buffalo Equirer [Buffalo, New York] 12 April 1921; p. 9.

• “Livingston County, New York, Cemetery Records, c1810-1985.”

• Lockwood Doty, ed. History of Livingston County, New York. Jackson, Wisconsin: W. J. Van Deusen, 1905; pt. 1: 794.


George F. Sly (1858, from Cameron Mills)

1858.2.126


Samuel S. Smith (1849, from Pittsburg)

1849.2.127


Snip (1857, from Elmira)

1857.1.120b


Frank A. Snow; Frank R. Snow (1856; born c1849, Mississippi; died 13 or 14 May 1921, Utica, Mississippi) Son of Mark (born c1797, New Hampshire; died 12 May 1866, Auburn, Mississippi) and Derenda (born c1803, Mississippi); youngest of three girls and three boys. Mark was a physician forced to give up his practice after being disabled during a robbery in 1844. In 1850, he owned six slaves and real estate valued at $5,000; in 1860 he owned eight slaves. Frank was a farmer. He never married. The morning of 14 May 1921, he was found murdered in a field near his home. It had rained the night before, and Frank’s face was burned, indicating that he’d perhaps been struck by lightning; a “fractious” mule was attached to a rope in the dead man’s hand, suggesting that it had kicked him in the head. But evidence indicated that he’d been struck in the head in his house and been dragged to the field, where the scene had been staged. Frank’s niece—his heir, recently returned to the neighborhood—and her family were arrested and charged originally (the family took charge of its inheritance with suspicious swiftness); but one of Frank’s African-American neighbors—who owed Frank money—was later convicted, though the evidence against him was so circumstantial that the jury recommended a life sentence instead of execution. The conviction was reversed by the Mississippi Supreme Court in 1922; no one else appears to have been tried for Frank’s death.

1856.2.123

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #372: 217; reel #385: 225.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #582: 518; reel #597: 273.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #730: 514.

• T623. 1900 United States Census; reel #809: ED65 sheet 7A.

• T624. 1910 United States Census; reel #741: ED10 sheet 19A.

• T625. 1920 United States Census; reel #878: ED23 sheet 13B.

• Hinds County, Mississippi. Chancery Clerk. “Deed Record”; vol 30: 790.

• “Edwards Items”: notice of Frank’s death. Vicksburg Evening Post [Vicksburg, Mississippi] 14 May 1921; p. 2.

• “Arrest is Expected for Farmer’s death.” Jackson Daily News [Jackson, Mississippi] 14 May 1921; p. 1.

• “Preliminary Trial Wednesday Morning.” Jackson Daily News [Jackson, Mississippi] 16 May 1921; p. 2.

• “Utica Murder Yields Clues; Four in Prison.” Jackson Daily News [Jackson, Mississippi] 15 May 1921; p. 1.

• “Baily is Returned to Raymond Jail.” Natchez Democrat [Natchez, Mississippi] 21 May 1921; p. 3.

• “New Charge Made Against C. T. Bailey.” Jackson Daily News [Jackson, Mississippi] 21 May 1921; p. 6.

• “Robbery Case Discharged.” The Vicksburg Herald [Vicksburg, Mississippi] 28 May 1921; p. 3.

• “Henry Thomas Held for Killing of Snow.” Jackson Daily News [Jackson, Mississippi] 28 May 1921; p. 6.

• “Snow’s Slayer is Given Life Term.” Jackson Daily News [Jackson, Mississippi] 15 September 1921; p. 7.

• “Snow’s Slayer Gets Life Term.” The Vicksburg Herald [Vicksburg, Mississippi] 16 September 1921; p. 2.

• conviction reversed: The many friends of M. Ney Williams are congratulating him. Hinds County Gazette [Raymond, Mississippi] 23 June 1922; p. 4. Also, notice that the case was nol prosed by circuit court Judge Potter. Hinds County Gazette [Raymond, Mississippi] 8 September 1922; p. 4.

• George Burwell Snow, comp. The Richard Snow Family. Np: np, 1923; p. 185.


Snowflake (1860)

Mentioned, 1861.1.56-57


Softsoap (1868)

1868.1.164-165


Somebody’s Daughter (1858)

1858.1.29


Son of the Eastern Star (1859-1861)

1861.1.90-91


Sophie (1861, from Brooklyn)

1861.2.92 and note

Mentioned, 1862.1.58


Southerner (1855)

1855.2.90b


Charley F. Speck: Charles Frederick Speck (1863; born 3 January 1845, Maryland; died 16 September 1881, Portland, Oregon; buried Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah co., Oregon) Son of Frederick (born c1828, Maryland) and Mary (born c1823, Maryland); eldest of four boys and two girls. Married 13 November 1877, Josephine Dely (“Dolly”) Wineset (born 22 January 1858, Shasta co., California; died 13 February 1939, Clackamas co., Oregon); one child born and died in 1881. Charley began reading the Museum in 1862. A miller, in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Frederick was part owner of a water-powered flour mill that employed three hands and produced 8,000 bbls of wheat, rye, and corn flour per year. Just before Confederate forces invaded southern Pennsylvania in late June 1863, mail service to the area was cut off; Southern forces plundered the area of whatever they could use—from food to clothing and livestock—and so efficiently collected cattle and horses that farm work ceased. Confederate soldiers apparently raided the Speck property on 21 June and 6 July 1863; in 1868, Frederick put in a claim for property lost to the Confederate soldiers which included a horse ($125), two suits of new clothes ($40), and five bushels of flour ($40), totaling $205. Charley joined the U. S. Navy on 2 July 1864, informing officials that he was a resident of West Chester co., New York, and that he was two years older than he actually was. At 5 feet 6¼ inches tall, he had gray eyes, light hair, and a scar near his left knee. After the War, Charley held a diversity of jobs, in a variety of places, declaring that he had been born in an assortment of years. He moved to San Francisco, California, around 1868, where he worked as a furrier and a clerk (and stated that he was born in 1847). By 1873, he had moved to Portland, Oregon, where first he worked as a journalist (1873), then as a clerk (1875), before starting a business with Arthur Wilson (1876-1878). “Wilson & Speck” sold tobacco products—often advertising with clever poetry—before branching out into the sale of whatever fruit was in season (starting with a shipment of 7,000 limes). In celebration of the nation’s centennial in 1876, Charley was a member of a committee organizing a billards tournament in Portland, Oregon. While Charley partnered with W. A. Lluelling (or Luelling) in 1878, in 1880, he joined the Oregon Cracker Bakery, as a commercial traveler representing their product. He listed his occupation as “salesman, cracker” in the 1880 U. S. census. He also claimed to be two years younger than he actually was.

1863.2.59

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1863.1.187.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #298: 286.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1112: 939.

• T1138. Agricultural Census Schedule, 1850, Pennsylvania; reel #7: 1.

• Jacob Hoke. The Great Invasion of 1863. Np: np, nd (Reprinted New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959); pp. 95-95, 113, 177.

• Records Relating to Civil War Border Claims. Records of the Department of the Auditor General, Record Group 2. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Roll #18. [at ancestry.com]

• “Enlistments at New York in 1864.” Weekly Return of Enlistments at Naval Rendezvous (“Enlistment Rendezvous”), Jan. 6, 1855-Aug. 8, 1891. NARA Publication Number: M1953, roll 25; p. 465. [at ancestry.com]

• Henry G. Langley, comp. The San Francisco Directory, for 1868. San Francisco: Henry G. Langley, 1868; p. 516. [at ancestry.com]

• Henry G. Langley, comp. The San Francisco Directory, for 1869. San Francisco: Henry G. Langley, 1869; p. 567. [at ancestry.com]

• California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Registers, 1866-1898; Collection Number: 4-2A; CSL Roll Number: 41. [at ancestry.com]

Samuel’s Directory, for 1873. Portland, Oregon: L. Samuel, 1873; p. 50L.

• S. J. McCormick, comp. Portland City Directory for 1875. Portland, Oregon: S. J. McCormick, 1875; p. 167.

• some advertisements for Wilson & Speck: “The ‘Weed’ Divine.” Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 19 February 1876; p. 4. • “ ‘Tell Me, Mary, How to Woo Thee!’ ” Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 6 May 1876; p. 5. • Abbeys were suppressed in England. Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 28 October 1876; p. 3. • “Who is Elected!!!” Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 11 November 1876; p. 3. • “The Abbey Cigar Store.” Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 25 November 1876; p. 3. • “To My Cigar.” Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 27 November 1876; p. 3. • “Christmas Remarks.” 22 December 1876; p. 3.

• “Interesting to Billiardists.” Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 3 June 1876; p. 3.

• notice of marriage: Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 14 November 1877; p. 2. • “Married.” Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 14 November 1877; p. 3.

• “Dissolution Notice”: of Wilson & Speck. Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 25 November 1878; p. 2.

• 1880 United States Census; Portland, Multnomah co., Oregon; p. 265; family 73. [at ancestry.com]

• “Brief Notes”: Charles F. Speck has engaged with the Oregon Cracker Bakery. Morning Oregonian [Portland, Oregon] 8 May 1880; p. 3.

• notice that the Oregon cracker company’s representative is in town. The Morning Astorian [Astoria, Oregon] 21 April 1881; p. 3.

• notice of death. Public Weekly Opinion [Chambersburg, Pennsylvania] 12 November 1881; p. 3.

• Charles F. Speck. www.findagrave.com/memorial/46927427

• Infant Speck. www.findagrave.com/memorial/46927672

• Josephine Wineset Magoon. www.findagrave.com/memorial/158685890


Frank A. Spencer (1854, from Cleveland) While attending high school, Frank co-edited a paper called The High School Monthly.

1854.1.31a

• “High School Monthly.” Cleveland Daily Leader [Cleveland, Ohio] 5 March 1859; p. 3.


John Spicer (1850)

1850.1.32b


E. L. Starr (1853)

1853.1.66


Stranger (1851-1865; died September 1865) Her brother fought for the Union; he was taken prisoner sometime in 1864 or early 1865.

1865.1.92

Death of, 1865.2.124

Reaction to death, 1865.2.153

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1865.1.92


Ophelia Strong (1860)

1860.2.25

Described, 1860.2.123


A Student (1849, from Bergen, New Jersey)

1849.1.61-62


Stumbler (1862) Author of an article in 1862

1862.1.26


A Subscriber (1850)

1850.2.63


Subscribers (1849, from Old Church, Virginia)

1849.1.123-124


A Sucker Boy (1849, from Quincy, Illinois)

1849.1.95


Eliza J. T. (1849, from La Grange, Kentucky)

1849.2.187a


Heber T.: Heber Townsend (1846; born 15 Apr 1837, Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada; died 17 November 1906, Connecticut) Son of Micajah Townsend (born 22 January 1789, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont; died 17 January 1871, Canada; buried St. Georges Anglican Cemetery, Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada) and his second wife, Sarah Kellogg Nash Townsend (born 8 Apr 1805, Ellington, Tolland, Connecticut; died 18 December 1875, Canada; buried St. Georges Anglican Cemetery, Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada); twin of Hobart T. and eldest of the couple’s six children; three half-siblings, one of whom died in childhood. Married (1) 2 June 1857, Vickery Amazida (born New Hampshire; perhaps died before 1860) in Boston, Massachusetts; no children. (2) about 1867, Julia C. (born New Hampshire) in Boston, Massachusetts; no children. Heber was born at 10:30 a.m., an hour before his brother, Hobart. He immigrated from Canada to Boston in 1847 or 1 November 1852 and became an American citizen 3 November 1876. Heber became a druggist, moving from Boston to Tolland co., Connecticut, before 1870 and living in Hartford, Connecticut, by 1900. Heber is buried in section 12, Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Hartford co., Connecticut.

1846.2.124-125

• Sylvester Nash, comp. The Nash Family. Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Tiffany and Co., 1853; pp. 219-220. [at hathitrust.org]

• Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Episcopal Church, Caldwell & Christie, Iberville, Quebec, Canada; baptism entry for 4 June 1837. [at ancestry.com]

• “Rev. Micajah Townsend.” Fifth Report of the Transactions of the Missisquoi County Historical Society (1913); pp. 84-94.

• Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Clarenceville, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada; p. 1. [at ancestry.com]

• Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts; entry for 2 June 1857. [at ancestry.com]

• 1860 United States Census; 3d Ward, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; p. 248; dwelling #953, family #1965. [at ancestrycom]

• 1870 United States Census; Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut; p. 235; dwelling #296, family #572. [at ancestry.com]

• Micajah Townsend [www.findagrave.com/memorial/39871956]

• Massachusetts, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1798-1950. In Naturalization Records. National Archives at Boston, Waltham, Massachusetts.; petitions vol 98, 1877; petition #74. [at ancestry.com]

• Sarah Kellogg Nash Townsend[www.findagrave.com/memorial/39871958]

• 1900 United States Census; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; p. 115A; dwelling #170, family #229. [at ancestry.com]

• Heber Townsend [www.findagrave.com/memorial/45057039]


Hobart T.: Hobart Townsend (1846; born 15 Apr 1837, Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada; died January 1924, Los Angeles, California) Son of Micajah Townsend (born 22 January 1789, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont; died 17 January 1871, Canada; buried St. Georges Anglican Cemetery, Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada) and his second wife, Sarah Kellogg Nash Townsend (born 8 Apr 1805, Ellington, Tolland, Connecticut; died 18 December 1875, Canada; buried St. Georges Anglican Cemetery, Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada); twin of Heber T. and second of the couple’s six children; three half-siblings, one of whom died in childhood. Married Louise M. Bissell (born December 1843; died February 1908); no children. Hobart was born at 11:30 a.m., an hour after his brother, Heber. Hobart emigrated to the U.S. in 1869 and is listed in 1870 in the U. S. census for Augusta, Eau Claire co., Wisconsin, as an iron founder; however, he’s also listed in 1871 in the Canadian census for Clarenceville, Canada, as a married farmer living with his mother. In 1880 he was listed as a farmer in Langdon, Reno co., Kansas, and was living with a sister in Los Angeles, California, in 1920. He became an American citizen in 1909.

1846.2.124-125

• Sylvester Nash, comp. The Nash Family. Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Tiffany and Co., 1853; pp. 219-220. [at hathitrust.org]

• Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Episcopal Church, Caldwell & Christie, Iberville, Quebec, Canada; baptism entry for 4 June 1837. [at ancestry.com]

• “Rev. Micajah Townsend.” Fifth Report of the Transactions of the Missisquoi County Historical Society (1913); pp. 84-94.

• Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Clarenceville, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada; p. 1. [at ancestry.com]

• Canada. "Census returns for 1861." LAC microfilm C-999 to C-1007, C-1010 to C-1093, C-1095 to C-1108, C-1232 to C-1331, M-1165 to M-1166, M-1168 to M-1171, M-556, M-874 to M-878, M-880 to M-886, M-896 to M-900. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Clarenceville, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada; p. 237. [at ancestry.com]

• Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9888 to C-9975, C-9977 to C-10097, C-10344 to C-10388, C-10390 to C-10395, to C-10540 to C-10570. Clarenceville, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada; p. 4. [at ancestry.com]

• 1870 United States Census; Augusta, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; p. 10; dwelling #81, family #84. [at ancestry.com]

• Micajah Townsend [www.findagrave.com/memorial/39871956]

• Sarah Kellogg Nash Townsend[www.findagrave.com/memorial/39871958]

• 1880 United States Census; Langdon, Reno, Kansas; p. 4; dwelling #46, family #46. [at ancestry.com]

• 1880 United States Agriculture Schedule; U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880; Langdon, Reno, Kansas; p. 7, #9. [at ancestry.com]

• Louise M. Bissell [www.findagrave.com/memorial/94850739]

• 1920 United States Census; Precinct 7, San Gabriel Township, Alhambra City, Los Angeles, California; sheet 4A; dwelling #75, family #82. [at ancestry.com]

• California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records-Vitalsearch. [at ancestry.com]


J. B. T.: John B. Tolbert (1852; born 6 August 1843, Terre Haute, Indiana; died 19 August 1887, Terre Haute, Indiana) Son of James M. (born c1816, Virginia) and Mary Scantlin (born 25 October 1820, Indiana; died 19 April 1867, Terre Haute, Indiana); one of at least eight children, three of whom died before age 10. James was a tobacconist. In 1850 he had real estate worth $1600; in 1860 he had property worth $5900, $3900 of it in real estate. John was elected city clerk in Terre Haute from 1875 to 1877. Though he may not have married, a license was issued for him to marry Lucy Compton, in 1869. John was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

1852.1.128c

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #177: 234.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #303: 500.

• H. C. Bradsby. History of Vigo County, Indiana. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co., 1891; pp. 258, 405, 412, 819.

• Vigo County, Indiana. Clerk of the Circuit Court. Marriage records, 1818-1951; vol 5: 151.

Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, Index of Burials, 1839 Thru 1899, comp. Simona Lansaw. Kentucky, Owensboro: Cook-McDowell Publications, Inc., 1980; p. 225.

• “Woodlawn Burial Records, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.” 1941-1942; p. 333.

• Vigo County, Indiana. “Index to Death Records, Vigo County [Indiana], 1882-1920.” Comp. Indiana Works Progress Administration. 1940; vol 3: 219.


Sarah Jane T. (1849, from Spring Hill, Marengo co., Alabama)

1849.1.160


Tina T.: Clementina M. G. Tompkins (1856-1858; born 1848, DC; died 9 November 1931, New York, New York) Daughter of Benjamin Goodloe (born 4 September 1818; died 8 October 1847) and Juliet Latimer (born c1823, DC; died 31 March 1887, Paris, France); younger sister of subscriber Benjamin Latimer. At the time Tina wrote to the Museum, her guardianship apparently was being decided; her mother took over as guardian in 1857. Having studied art at the Peabody Art Institute, Clementina went to Brussels to study and exhibit. Then she went to Paris, there to study under Leon Bonnat, who emphasized realism and a solid training in draftsmanship; all told, he taught about 60 American students in his atelier; among his students were Edvard Munch and Thomas Eakins. Clementina, herself, appears in a painting by Frederick Bridgman, titled “Tugging at the Oar.” (It may be a painting currently titled “Concerning What the Young Women are Talking About,” online at wikipedia.org.) Clementina painted portraits and genre pictures which were regularly singled out by critics. She exhibited yearly at the French salon from 1873 to 1881. She also exhibited at the Corcoran and at the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876, where she won a medal for “The Little Musician”; she also exhibited “The Little Artist” and “Rosa, la fileuse,” at the Paris Exposition of 1878. In 1893, she exhibited “A Beginner in Art” at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, organized by fellow Museum reader Daniel Hudson Burnham. Around 1900, Clementina returned to the U. S., living and painting in New York City, where she died at Roosevelt Hospital of heart disease and emphysema; she was buried in Georgetown, DC.

As Tina: 1856.1.58

As Tina T.: 1857.1.62-63

As Clementine: 1858.1.62

• Notice that Juliet L. Tompkins is now Clementina’s guardian. Richmond Whig [Richmond, Virginia] 14 August 1857; p. 3.

• “Art Honors to the American Ladies.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 10 September 1868; p. 4.

• “Brief Locals”: The many Pittsfield friends of Mr. Frederick Bridgman. The Berkshire County Eagle [Pittsfield, Massachusetts] 14 April 1870; p. 2.

• “A Baltimore Lady Artist.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 6 June 1872; p. 2.

• “Art at Home and Abroad.” The Brooklyn Union [Brooklyn, New York] 12 February 1873; p. 2.

• “The French Salon of 1873.” The Boston Globe [Boston, Massachusetts] 28 May 1873; p. 1.

• “Art in France.” New York Daily Herald [New York, New York] 17 May 1874; p. 8.

• “Letter from Paris—American Art in the ‘Salon.’ ” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 27 June 1873; p. 6.

• “A Virginia Female Artist Abroad.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 25 September 1874; p. 1.

• “Letter from Paris.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 9 July 1875; p. 4.

• “L’Art on American Artists.” New York Daily Herald [New York, New York] 23 December 1878; p. 9.

• “The Paris Salon Exhibition.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 3 July 1880; p. 6.

• “The Paris Salon.” The Baltimore Sun [Baltimore, Maryland] 8 June 1881; p. 1.

• Clara Erskine Clement. Artists of the Nineteenth Century and Their Works, rev. ed. Np: np, 1884. (Repr. St. Louis: North Point, Inc., 1969); p. 299.

• John Denison Champlin, ed. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. New York: Chas. Scribner’s Sons, 1887; p. 288.

Directory of New York City. New York: R. L. Polk & Co., 1915.

• New York. Secretary of State. New York County, New York, census records, 1915; ED1, block 1, line 12.

• New York, New York. Dept. of Health. Manhattan death certificates, 1920-1942; certificate #25951.

• Oak Hill Cemetery [DC] Interment Card File

• “Obituary, Clementina Tompkins.” ARTNews, December 1931: 12.

• Robert A. Tompkins and Clare F. Tompkins. The Tomkins-Tompkins Geneology. Np: Robert A. Tompkins, 1942; pp. 111, 221.

• Chris Petteys, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1985; p. 702.

• H. Barbara Weinberg. The Lure of Paris: Nineteenth-Century American Painters and Their French Teachers. New York: Abbeville Press, 1991; pp. 164, 166.

• “Official Directory of the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893): List of U. S. Exhibitors and Exhibits—Paintings in Oil.” online exhibit at columbus.iit.edu/od/od-us-oil.html

• Clementina Tompkins. www.findagrave.com/memorial/54374534


Arthur T—s (1858, from Starry Vale)

1858.2.28


M. D. T—t (1845)

1845.2.318


Taghonic (1866-1867, from Brooklyn, New York)

1867.2.61a (note)


Tema (1856, from Lexington; 1858)

1856.1.1861858.2.59c


Tennessean (1857-1859, 1865-1867, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee) In 1865, he was using box 159 in the Murfreesboro post office. His letter of November 1865 [1866.1.90-91] was his last, though a handful of Cousins asked about him: “By the way, where is our friend Tennessean?” Jasper wrote. “I suppose I ought to be ashamed to speak at all, after the manner in which I neglected your last letter. Who would think that it was one year ago? How time does fly!”

1857.1.59-601857.1.1191857.2.155-1561858.1.571859.1.93a1865.1.121-1221865.2.881865.2.1561866.1.90-91

Mentioned, 1858.1.1231859.1.123-1241860.1.186-1871866.1.155

Reproved, 1859.2.601865.2.27b

Southern reaction to his meekness, 1866.1.90-91

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1867.1.27


Edwin Burton Thayer (1855; born 5 December 1840, Randolph, Vermont; died 22 December 1911, Hatfield, Massachusetts) Son of Isaac C. (born 5 April 1811, Randolph, Vermont) and Emeline Rebecca Chandler (born c1820, Vermont; died 28 November 1868); eldest of three boys and four girls, one of whom died of consumption at age 16. Married 17 October 1866, Helen Martha Shattuck (born 4 February 1846, Sheldon, Vermont; died 14 October 1920, Ohio); eight children, one of whom died in infancy. Isaac was a farmer. Edwin enlisted in the 17th U. S. Infantry in June 1862, seeing duty at Fort Preble, in Maine, before becoming part of the Army of the Potomac; collapsing on a march to Gettysburg, he spent the rest of the War in a Maryland hospital, eventually recovering enough to clerk there. In 1865, he apparently suffered a concussion in a wreck on the Connecticut Valley Railroad. After the War, Edwin became a book keeper and cashier for a paper dealer in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had an ice and cold storage business when he retired because of poor health; having wintered in Maine, Edwin and his wife were living with her brother in Massachusetts when Edwin died. He was buried in Miamiville, Ohio.

1855.2.156

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #926: 218.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #1000: p. 141D. [at ancestry.com]

• Vermont. Secretary of State. General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, 1871-1908.

• “Frightful Railroad Accident.” Rutland Weekly Herald [Rutland, Vermont] 29 June 1865; p. 4.

• George Chandler. The Chandler Family, rev. ed. Worcester, Massachusetts: C. Hamilton, 1883; pp. 1196-1197.

• notice of Edwin’s death. The Bethel Courier [Bethel, Vermont] 28 December 1911; p. 10.

• Patricia Thayer Muno. E-mail correspondence, 3 June 2000.


E. H. Thompson: Elizabeth H. Thompson (1858; born c1848, Virginia) Daughter of Robert K. (born c1814, Scotland) and Catherine (born c1824, Virginia); second of three girls and four boys. Robert was a tanner; in 1850, he and his partner handled 350 hides per year. Owning one slave in 1850, Robert employed two in 1860.

1858.1.125b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #960: 193; reel #990: 687.

• M653 #1362: 76; reel #1394: 81.

• T1132. Nonpopulation Census Schedules, 1850-1880, Virginia. RG 29; reel #4.


Timid Birdie (1858, from Indiana): read the Museum with Hoosier Anne.

Mentioned, 1858.1.153b1858.1.153d


Jesse Tims (1871, from Boston)

1871.2.243-244


Tomcat (1850, from Cape Lookout)

1850.1.190


Tommy (1861-1868, from Brooklyn); at least one brother, Jasper. Tommy served on the U. S. S. Winona during the Civil War.

1861.2.1821862.1.27b1862.1.1571862.2.591863.1.59


Benjamin Latimer Tompkins (1855; born 13 November 1846, Virginia; died 13 July 1855, Georgetown, DC) Son of Benjamin Goodloe (born 4 September 1818; died 8 October 1847) and Juliet Latimer (born c1823, DC; died 31 March 1887, Paris, France); older brother of Clementina. Bennie was buried in Oakhill cemetery.

1855.1.91-92

About, 1855.2.94b

Anecdote of, 1856.1.58

Reaction to death, 1855.2.125a

Sister’s reaction to death, 1857.1.62-63

• Robert A. Tompkins and Clare F. Tompkins. The Tomkins-Tompkins Geneology. Np: Robert A. Tompkins, 1942; pp. 111, 221.

Register of Burials of the Joseph F. Birch Funeral Home. Ed. Paul E. Shuby, sr., and Stanton L. Wormley. Washington, DC: Columbian Harmony Society, 1989; vol 1: 23.

• Oak Hill Cemetery [DC] Interment Card File.

• Benjamin Latimer Tompkins. www.findagrave.com/memorial/54373489


Trevanion; T—r; T. D. W.: Trevanion Dallas Wilkins (1850-1852; born March 1839, Michigan; died 1 February 1858, Detroit, Michigan) Son of Ross (born 19 February 1799, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; died 17 May 1872) and Maria Duncan (born c1805, Ireland); one of seven children. Ross was a U. S. judge; in 1851, he was the subject of a scurrilous piece in a Southern newspaper. Trevanion was 18 years and 11 months when he died.

1850.1.159

As T—r: 1851.2.95-96

As Trevanion: 1852.1.941852.2.93

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #212: 209.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #365: 142.

• Ross Wilkins. letter. Detroit Free Press [Detroit, Michigan] 31 January 1851; p. 2.

• Detroit, Michigan. Vital Records from the Detroit Free Press, 1838-1868, comp. Michigan Works Progress Administration; 1858: 194.

Dictionary of American Biography, ed. Dumas Malone. New York: Chas. Scribner’s Sons, 1936.

Who Was Who in America. Chicago: Marquis-Who’s Who, nd; Historical Vol: 580


Truxina (1851)

1851.1.95


Tsee-nee-lung-kee (1866, from Indian Orphan Institute); a girl

1866.1.123


Robert Stuart Turner (1854; born 4 April 1838, Saint Augustine, Florida; died 29 December 1885, Minneapolis, Minneapolis); son of George Franklin Turner (born 22 April 1807, Boston, Massachusetts; died 17 October 1854, Corpus Christi, Texas) and Mary Elizabeth Stuart (born 27 June 1814, Brooklyn, New York; died 4 June 1878, Minneapolis, Minneapolis); eldest of at least 3 boys and a girl. One brother died at age two in Washington, DC; Robert’s sister died at age 14 (died 17 October 1854, Corpus Christi, Texas). Robert married 4 September 1865, Elizabeth Emma Baker Turner (born 9 November 1845, New Orleans, Louisiana; died 21 June 1923, Mount Vernon, New York); Elizabeth was his first cousin and—after his mother married her sister’s widower—his stepsister. George Franklin Turner was a physician in the U. S. Army from the late 1830s to 1854. Robert became a physician. He was well traveled, living in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1868, and in Duval, Florida, in 1880; he is buried in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morristown, New Jersey. He and Elizabeth apparently had no children.

1854.1.126-127

• “Army. Official Special Orders.” New York Spectator [New York, New York] 41 (20 August 1838): 3.

• obituary of George Franklin Turner, jr. Daily National Intelligencer [Washington, DC] 38 (15 July 1850): 3.

• obituary of George Franklin and Kate Stuart Turner. Boston Recorder [Boston, Massachusetts] 39 (23 November 1854): 187.

• 1880 United States census; precinct 1, Duval, Florida; enumeration district 26; page 1, dwelling 7. [ancestry.com]

• “Stuart, Cooper-Stewart, McKinney family tree.” [ancestry.com]

• memorial at findagrave.com


John Updown (1849, from Boston)

1849.2.93


Variable-Eyed Josie (1860)

1860.2.26

Reaction to letter, 1860.2.155-156


Vincent (1865-1869)

1867.2.1251869.1.50


Virginia (1854, from Ingleside)

1854.2.314


Addie W. (1864-1868); at lease two brothers

1864.2.157b1865.2.91b1866.2.94


Anna W. (1852, from Pawtucket)

1852.2.126b


Charlie F. W.: Charles F. Warren (1857-1868; baptized 15 June 1845, Framington, Massachusetts; died 22 September 1865, Boston, Massachusetts) Only son of John A. (born c1818, Massachusetts) and Anna Barnard (born c1820, Massachusetts); he had at least one younger sister. John was a salesman. Charles was a clerk living at 81 Harrison Ave. when he died.

1861.1.56-57

As C. F. Warren: 1863.2.62

Mentioned, 1861.1.90

Death of, 1867.2.29-30

Reaction to death, 1867.2.61b

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #523: 264.

• Framingham, Massachusetts. Vital Records of Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, comp Thomas W. Baldwin. Boston, Massachusetts: np, 1911; p. 201.

• Boston, Massachusetts. “Deaths Registered in the City of Boston for the Year 1865”; #3433.


D. W.: perhaps D. Walworth (1849; born c1833, Mississippi) Son of J.P. (born c1799, New York) and Sarah (born c1812, Illinois); eldest of two boys and three girls. J. P. was a planter with real estate worth $7000 in 1850; D. was a student.

1849.2.94-95

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #368: 27.


Hattie W.: probably Harriet E. White (1851; born c1838, Virginia) Daughter of Philip B. (born c1812, Virginia; died before 1861) and Elizabeth A. (born c1810, Virginia); third of two girls and two boys. Philip was a merchant in 1850, with real estate worth $2500 and at least 12 slaves. Hattie’s older sister died in 1856; her older brother became a Presbyterian minister.

1851.1.128b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #951: 449; #988: 287, 453.

• notice of death of Mary L. White. Richmond Dispatch [Richmond, Virginia] 11 April 1856; p. 2.

• “Ministers in the Field.” Richmond Dispatch [Richmond, Virginia] 27 April 1861; p. 1.


Julia A. W. (1845, from Petersham) Her middle name was Ann. Subscriber S. M. W. was her biological cousin.

1845.2.222


Louis M. W. (1855, from Westbrook, Maine)

1855.2.29c


M. E. W. (1857, from Detroit) In 1857 she had a three-year-old brother.

1858.1.62 (note)


N. H. W. (1846, from Belvidere, New Jersey)

1846.1.60-61


Rachel E. W.: probably Rachel E. Williams (1850; born c1839, Tennessee; died 25 January 1901, Colorado Springs, Colorado) Daughter of Willis L. (born 28 December 1809, Williamsboro, North Carolina; died 29 March 1857, St. Louis, Missouri) and Sarah M. (born c1816, Virginia); one of at least two children; Thomas T. (born c1836, Tennessee) was her older brother. Married 27 April 1859, John S. Miller (born c1833, Virginia); at least one boy and one girl. Willis was an attorney who practiced in Paris, Tennessee, before moving to St. Louis in 1842. Here he was also in the state house; he was very much interested in women’s rights. In the 1850 census, Rachel, her mother, and Thomas appear to be listed both in St. Louis and in Canandaigua, New York. In 1860 she and John were living with Sarah; in 1880, Sarah was still living with her daughter and son-in-law. By 1880, John was a merchant. The Miller family moved to Colorado several years before Rachel’s death from emphysema.

1850.2.30a

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #416: 394; reel #571: 160.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #649: 146.

• 1880 United States Census; St. Louis, St. Louis co., Missouri; p. 2; family #8. [at ancestry.com]

• “St. Louis Marriage Records”; pp. 9: 238.

• W. V. N. Bay. Reminiscences of the Bench and Bar of Missouri. St. Louis: F. H. Thomas & Co., 1878; pp. 263-270.

• “Mrs. Rachel Miller’s death.” The St. Louis Republic [St. Louis, Missouri] 27 January 1901; p. 30.

• death notice: Rachel E. Williams Miller. The St. Louis Republic [St. Louis, Missouri] 28 January 1901; p. 7.

• “Burial Permits.” The St. Louis Republic [St. Louis, Missouri] 29 January 1901; p. 10.


S. M. W. (1844, from Decatur, Georgia); subscriber Julia A. W. was her biological cousin.

1844.1.124


Sarah M. W. (1850, from Decatur, Georgia; born c1839)

1850.2.127-128


Sue D. W. (1861, from Vicksburg, Mississippi)

1861.1.91b

Reaction to letter, 1861.2.25


Suzy W. (1852)

1852.1.94-95


W. L. W. (1846, from Newburyport, Massachusetts)

1846.1.160


William W. (1857)

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Waif (1864-1865)

1864.2.157a1865.1.91-92


H. H. R. Waite, Jr. (1856-1857, from Winfield).

1856.2.301857.2.58


Wanderer (1862-1863): Part of the Union blockading squadron in July 1862; he also wrote letters from Baltimore, Maryland, and from Washington, DC.

1863.2.91 (note)


Charles Horatio Ward (1855; born 9 November 1843 or 1845, New York) Son of Horatio Gates (born c1809, New York; died 1852, Illinois) and Mary Warner (born October 1814, Ohio; died 27 February 1909); eldest of two boys and a girl. Married 15 May 1866, Isabel C. Miles (born 1 August 1842, Michigan; died before 1900); at least six children, two of whom died before 1880. Horatio was a minister. In 1854, Mary married Samuel Bacon (born c1810, Vermont; died 20 February 1868), a music teacher who had a son around Charles’ age; Mary and Samuel were the parents of at least two girls. Charles and his brother and sister retained the last name of “Ward.” Charles became a druggist before 1870, an occupation he was still pursuing in 1900. In 1900, his mother was a widow living with his family; she had borne six children, four of whom were still living.

1855.1.123a

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #616: 29.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #182: 578.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #241: 501.

• 1880 United States Census; Des Moines, Polk co., Iowa; p. 399; family #228. [at ancestry.com]

• 1890 United States Census; Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara co., California; sheet #7; family #168. [at ancestry.com]

• “Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo Township, Henry County, Illinois.” Np: np, 1992; p. 13.

• Henry County, Illinois. Marriage records; book A: #57, #172.

• Asa Keyes. Robert Keyes of Watertown, Mass., 1633, Solomon Keyes, of Newbury and Chelmsford, Mass., 1653, and Their Descendants. (Brattleboro: Selleck, 1880); p. 9. [at ancestry.com]


Sarah Annie Wedgworth; Annie E. S. Wedgworth (1859; 1 January 1846, Alabama; died 22 July 1923, Oklahoma) Daughter of Larkin (born 23 January 1811, South Carolina; died 5 October 1886, Tuscaloosa, Alabama) and Sarah Jane Clark (born c1814, Tennessee); eldest of two girls and a boy. Married 18 April 1866, Dudley R. Logan (born 8 January 1846, Greene co., Alabama; died 21 November 1898, Mt. Pleasant, Texas); 11 children. Larkin was a farmer owning nine slaves and real estate worth $2400 in 1850; in 1860 he owned 14 slaves and real estate worth $2000. Annie and Dudley lived near Larkin in 1870, when Dudley was a farmer with $300 in real estate. Annie was buried in Wheelock Cemetery, Millerton, Oklahoma.

1859.2.93

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #6: 263; reel #19: np.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #25: 683; reel #36: 424.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #43: 263.

• T9. 1880 United States Census; reel #34: p. 605B. [at ancestry.com]

• Carolyn Reeves Ericson, comp. “Thomas Wedgworth and Rebecca Passmore and Some of Their Descendants.” 1994; p. 17.

• Roger V. Logan, Jr. “General M. LaRue Harrison.” Boone County Historian, 2 #2 (1979): 2-3.


Charley E. Wheelock (1859; born c1849, Michigan; died 1882) Only son of Hiram H. (born 16 December 1817, Sackett’s Harbor, Vermont; died 1895) and Elizabeth Denny (born 1821, Massachusetts; died 1904); one of at least two children. Charley’s father owned the store Charley was fond of frequenting: after moving to Hartford in 1846, he started the town’s first store, which he expanded in 1847. In 1860 he was a merchant worth $56,000, $26,000 of it in real estate. Charley may have enlisted in the Co. M, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry. He was a clerk, probably in Hiram’s store, in 1870, and may have been an officer in the Hartford Temple of Honor, #84, after it was established in 1876. Charley was buried in Union Cemetery, in Hartford.

1859.1.61

• Wisconsin. Secretary of State. Elections and Records. Wisconsin State Census: Population, 1836-1905. vol. 3.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1438: 279.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #1742: 460.

History of Washington and Ozaukee Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881; pp. 366, 413, 421, 596.

• “Union Cemetery, Cedar St., Hartford, Wisconsin,” transcribed Bev Hetzel.


Edward S. Whitcomb: Edward Savill Whitcomb (1853; born 2 April 1842, Fairfax, Vermont; died 8 August 1907, Vermont) Son of Edward Sheldon (born 6 November 1822, Madrid, New York; died 12 January 1892, Underhill, Vermont) and Harriet Newell Bass (born 8 June 1821, Vermont); eldest of six children. Married Ella J. Walker (born 23 February 1845, Union Village, Vermont; died 9 October 1928, Burlington, Vermont). In 1850, Edward, sr, was a farmer with real estate worth $3,000; he also had a dry goods store in 1860, when he listed a value of $10,300, $5,000 of it in real estate. Edward, sr, was an abolitionist who traveled in the U. S. and Europe, as well as to what is now called Hawaii. In 1860 Edward—recently graduated from school—was a clerk. When he and Ella married, she was a teacher at the Underhill Academy; they had no children. Edward apparently developed some form of dementia and was institutionalized at Waterbury, Vermont, in August 1903, with Ella acting as his guardian until his death. He was buried in the Whitcomb family plot in the cemetery in Jericho, Vermont.

1853.1.99b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #923: 30.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1319: 465-466.

• “Marriages.” Vermont Journal [St. Johnsbury, Vermont] 14 January 1871; p. 3.

• “Jericho”: Edward S. Whitcomb. Burlington Clipper [Burlington, Vermont] 8 August 1903; p. 8.

• Charlotte Whitcomb. The Whitcomb Family in America. Minneapolis: np, 1904; p. 84.

• notice of Edward’s death. The Burlington Free Press [Burlington, Vermont] 10 August 1907; p. 7.

• obituary of Edward S. Whitcomb. The Burlington Free Press [Burlington, Vermont] 16 August 1907; p. 8.

• obituary of Ella J. Whitcomb. Burlington Clipper [Burlington, Vermont] 11 October 1928; p. 6.

• Mary Anne Shepherd. John Whitcomb and Francis Coggin 350 Years Later. Del Mar, California: Hypercom Electronics, 1981; vol 1: 911.


Willie White, probably William Bache White (1855; born 19 September 1841, Pennsylvania) Son of Robert Gray (born 21 January 1807, Pennsylvania; died 6 September 1875, Pennsylvania) and Sarah Bache (born c1818, Pennsylvania); eldest of three girls and three boys. Robert was a lawyer who became a President judge in common pleas court by 1860; he owned property worth between $30,000 and $35,000. William, himself, was a law student in 1860.

1855.1.122b

• M704. 1840 United States Census; reel #495: 191.

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #830: 194.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1187: 741.

• M593. 1870 United States Census; reel #1456: 184.

History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Np: R. C. Brown & Co., 1897; vol 1: 146-147.

• “Abstracts of Wills and Administrations of Tioga County, Pennsylvania.” Abstracted by Mrs. Clarence Frank. 1976; p. 146.

• Horace Edwin Hayden. The Weitzel Memorial. Willkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: 1883; p. 42. [at archive.org]


Willie Whiteman (1857, from Brooklyn)

1857.1.119-120


Wild One (1859, from Texas)

1859.2.60


Wild Willie (1859, from Lecovia)

1859.1.154-155


Wilforley; Bess: William Forrest Oakley (1857-1864; born 3 August 1837, New Jersey; died 11 July 1864, Brooklyn, New York) Son of Robert Strong (born c1812, New York; died 16 January 1862, Brooklyn, New York) and Mary Ellen Forrest (born c1815, New York); eldest of four boys and four girls. The Oakleys moved to New York before 1842 (where Robert declared bankruptcy in July 1842). Having been president of the American Exchange Bank, when he died of heart disease, Robert was the president of a bank note company, for which William worked in 1860. William had a biological cousin in Natchez, Mississippi. The Oakleys lived on Washington Ave. in 1863, when William’s name was number 1933 drawn in the draft on September 1; he was declared exempt due to myopia on September 25. William died at home of heart disease and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Author of a three-part article in 1861.

As Bess: 1858.1.153d (note)1859.1.189-1901860.2.881860.2.122-123

As Wilforley: 1861.1.881861.1.1841862.1.26-27 (note) • 1862.1.153a and note • 1863.2.1221864.1.125 (note)

About: 1864.2.60-61

Bess’s identity suspected, 1860.2.122-123

Bess’s identity revealed, 1861.1.88

Reaction to, 1861.2.25

Described, 1864.2.60-61

Mentioned, 1862.1.24

Death of, 1864.2.60-61

Death subject of poem, 1864.2.88b

Funeral of, 1864.2.60-611865.1.88-89

Reaction to death: 1864.2.60-611864.2.87-881864.2.88-891864.2.921864.2.123-1241864.2.124a1864.2.1251864.2.157a1865.1.251865.1.25-261865.1.271865.1.88-89

Robert Merry’s Museum ; 1862.2.91.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #767: 272.

• notice of bankruptcy. Brooklyn Evening Star [Brooklyn, New York] 1 July 1842; p. 2.

• obituary of Robert S. Strong. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle [Brooklyn, New York] 16 January 1862; p. 11.

• “The Decease of Mr. Oakley.” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle [Brooklyn, New York] 17 January 1862; p. 3.

• “Registers of Men Exempted from Service Due to Physical Disability.” RG 110; vol 16, entry 1554.

• “Records of the South Reformed Dutch Church in Garden Street, in the City of New York,” transcribed Royden Woodward Vosburgh. New York City: np, 1921; pp. 2, 56.

New York Daily Tribune. New York, New York. 2 September 1863; p. 8.

• “Died.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. 12 July 1864; p. 4, col 2.

• Brooklyn, New York. Certificate of Death; #473, #4547.


Williams (1853, from Burlington, Iowa)

1853.1.98a


Harry Harsin Williams (1859, from Norwalk, Connecticut); at least one brother, Will

1859.1.124


Willie (1858, from Littleton, Illinois)

1858.1.126c


Willie Wildwood (1856, from Chicago) Author of a piece in 1857

1856.2.125


Willis (1855)

1855.1.188b


Jack Wilson (1855, from Genessee co., New York)

1856.1.31


P. S. Wilson (1862)

1862.1.27a


Samuel Wilson, Jr. (1860; born c1843, Pennsylvania) Son of Samuel (born c1803, Ireland) and Agnes (born c1802, Ireland); he had an older and a younger sister. The family moved to Ohio sometime after 1845. There, Samuel, sr., was a carpenter with personal property worth $100. Authored 14 pieces between 1859 and 1864.

1860.1.60a

Reaction to poem, 1860.2.89-90 (note)

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #1015: 187.


Dolly Win (1867)

1867.2.126


Winifred (1862-1863, from Detroit, Michigan)

1862.1.24-25

Mentioned, 1863.1.59


Wolverine Boy (1859, from Finewood)

1859.1.125b


Willie Wright: Williamson Swift Wright (1854; born 7 August 1840, Indiana; died 23 July 1908, Portland, Oregon) Son of Edward W. (born 27 September 1816, Ohio; died 16 September 1866) and Henrietta (born 3 August 1819, New Jersey; died 3 June 1895); eldest of two boys and a girl. Through his mother, Willie was related to minister John Eliot. Married 22 May 1866, Annie M. Davis (died 22 January 1904, Portland, Oregon); at least three sons. In Indiana, Willie’s father was a Presbyterian minister with real estate worth $2000 in 1850; in 1860 $2500 of his $3100 in property was real estate. Willie, himself, became a Presbyterian minister who served congregations in Delphi, India; and Erie, Pennsylvania; Texas; and Portland, Oregon.

1854.1.31b

• M432. 1850 United States Census; reel #137: 253.

• M653. 1860 United States Census; reel #246: 330.

• 1880 United States Census; Erie co., Pennsylvania; p. 28; family #258. [at ancestry.com]

• 1900 United States Census; Portland, Multnomah co., Oregon; p. 45; family #83. [at ancestry.com]

Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, new ed. (South Natick, Massachusetts: np, 1905); p. 60. [at ancestry.com]

• “Aged Preacher is Dead.” The Oregonian 22 July 1908; p. 9.


X. (1860)

1860.2.1231856.1.29 (note)


Delor C. York (1860, from Ontonagon, Lake Superior; born 26 May 1850, Brookfield, Madison co., New York; died 1 November 1864; Holly, Oakland co., Michigan; buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Holly, Oakland co., Michigan) Son of Lodowick Clark (born 22 December 1817, Brookfield, New York; died 31 May 1907, Detroit, Wayne co., Michigan) and Frances DeGrace Collester (born 18 December 1826, Madison, New York; died 15 September 1910, Detroit, Wayne co., Michigan); an older sister and two younger brothers. Lodowick was a clergyman with, in 1860, real estate worth $1700 and $1500 in personal property.

1860.1.187a

• Delor C. York. www.findagrave.com/memorial/17604809

• George Knapp Collins. Descendants of John Collins, of Charlestown, Rhode Island, and Susannah Daggett, his wife (Np: np, 1901); p. 50. [at ancestry.com]

• 1860 census. Ontonagon Township, Ontonogan co., Michigan; p. 94; family #575. [at ancestry.com]

• Honore Family Tree, ancestry.com


Melville Young (1858, from Cairo, Illinois; born c1843, Illinois) Melville Young signed up for the draft in 1863; he was a farmer living in Bethel Township, Illinois. He had formerly served in the 124th Illinois Infantry, Company D.

1858.1.127

• National Archives and Records Administration. Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War). “Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records)”. Archive Volume Number 5; p. 425 [at ancestry.com]


Your New Readers of Baton Rouge (1844)

1844.2.31-32

Mentioned, 1846.2.125-126 (note)


Zadock (1856, from Boston)

1856.1.187

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