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From: angel gebhart <genealogyfever(a)yahoo.com>
Subject: [INMONROE] Reception held for Mrs. R.N. Bennett
Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone, Dec. 10, 1909, p.1
For Mrs. Bennett
One of the most enjoyable social functions of the year just ending
was the reception given yesterday afternoon, between the hours of two
and five, in honor of Mrs. R. N. Bennett, a former resident of this
city now of Oklahoma City, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Homer E.
Strain, north Washington street, with Mesdames Strain, Frank Kinser
and J.G. Urmey as hostesses.
In the invitation list 325 ladies were included, those present from
out of town being, Mrs. F.S. Scherer, of Indianapolis; Mrs. C. C.
Smallwoood, Misses Lou & Ella Bennett, Mrs. William Strain and
daughter, Mabel, Mrs. M.D. Holland and Mrs. William Carmichael, of
The cozy strain home was elaborately decorated with palms, ferns,
smilax, roses and various sizes of Christmas colors of red, white,
and green, and the same scheme was uses in the refreshments which
were brick cream, cake, coffee and cakes and cakes and mints. Favors
of small Christmas bells were given the guests. The music of the
afternoon was excellent and was furnished upon the harp and violin by
Misses Yuba and Frances Willhite, of Indianapolis, who were seated
behind a screen of palms and ferns.
Those who assisted the hostesses in the entertaining were Mesdames
J.W. OíHarrow, R.G. Miller, Marxson, Ewdin (sic) Corr, S.K. Rhorer,
and A.O. Henry. The young ladies who assisted in the dining room
were Misses Mae Kemp, Leafy Davis, Mary Blair, Ethel Smith, Jean
Pickens, Hazel Scott, Grace Bray, Eleanor Bowles, Gayle Urmey and
The old home friends of Mrs. Bennett were delighted to greet her, and
to know that she wi pleased with her new western home. She returns
to Oklahoma about a week.
From: "Helen Fazio" <hfaz(a)pdq.net>
Subject: [G-M] Lancaster County Virginia
Lancaster County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1652 - 1850, Ida J. Lee,
1965, 1997. Softcover, 5-1/2x8-1/2, 71 pages, seafoam cover is
slightly faded near and on spine. The book is arranged in alphbetical
order by the groom's surname, but there is no bride index.
"A Wealth of genealogical information is contained in this modest
volume. Altogether about 4,000 prospective brides and grooms are
listed with the dates and sometimes names of the parents. For the
convenience of the researcher, the marriages are recorded in one
alphabetical sequence by the name of the groom. Additional important
genealogical information such as the statement of widowhood and the
place of residence is supplied if the information appears on the
original marriage bond.
Lancaster County ws formed from the parent counties of Northumberland
and Yok in 1651. It was itself the parent of Old Rappahannock County
(formed in 1656) and Middlesex County (formed in 1673). Clearly then,
this work documents marriages from an important area and one larger
than might at first be supposed."
Surnames include: Alderson, Alford, Allen, Arms, Ashburn, Atwell,
Bailey, Ball, Ballendine, Bank, Bannerman, Barnett, Barrack, Barrick,
Barrett, Bass, Basye, Batten, Beacham, Beale, Bean, Beane, Bee, Bell,
Bennett, Berry, Biscoe, Blakemore, Blakey, Bland, Blincoe, Bluefoot,
Boatman, Bonawell, Bond, Booth, Borroughs, Bottoms, Bowen, Bowles,
Boyd, Bradberry, Bradley, Branham, Braxton, Brent, Bridgeman,
Bristow, Brockenbrough, Brosier, Brumly, Brown,
Brumley, Bryant, Bucher, Burges, Burwell, Bush, Callahan, Cammell,
Campbell, Cannaday, Carnell, Causey, Carpenter, Carter, Chichester,
Chilton, Chitton, Chinn, Chitwood, Chowning, Christian, Christopher,
Church, Churchill, Clark(e), Coates, Cockerell, Coleman, Coles,
Connelly, Conly, Coppedge, Corbin, Cornelius, Cornish, Costello,
Cottrell, Cotterell, Connellee, Covington, Cowles, Cox,Craine,
Creath, Creswell, Criswell, Crutcher, Crittenden, Crom, Crowder,
Crum, Crump, Cundiff, Curd,...more next time. I will be happy to
check the groomes' surnames in the rest of the alphabet.
Parts of Metcalfe and Monroe Co's were formed from Cumberland Co,Ky.. Cumberland was formed
from Green Co, Ky.. Green Co was formed from Lincoln and Nelson Co's,Ky.
Two of the original Counties in Ky..
I pasted this from Brenda's post. Like Brenda I don't know how much is
correct. I just wanted to mention the sniper shootings we had recent. At
least on of those shootings was in Allegheny Co,MD and the victim was
from Benjamin Thacker School.
Descendants of John Bowles
1 John Bowles d: in Allegheny Co., MD
Ruth Bowles b: 1739 in Goochland Co., VA
+Benjamin Thacker, m: July 02, 1757 in Goochland Co., VA
In Cumberland Co,Ky 1820 census, some names listed
are: William Taylor, Alexander Hayes, David Brown,
John Carter,Joseph wright, Thomas Boles,
Edward Cheatham, William Cheatham, Robert Smith,
Lydda Bunch, Daniel Bowman, Robert Reid,
Charles Reynolds, Barnitt Hoffman,
William Thrasher, Abner Wright, Henry Bow,
Michel Johnson, J___ Bow, Nathaniel Bow,
John Wright, William Huff, John Wood,
James Melton, ___ Melton, David Cole?
This is actual census of 1820.
If the names were listed, as they
came to them, then some of the associated
names lived near one another.
Also, I think, by 1860, some of Cumberland
had gone into Metcalfe and other counties.
I have been reading old posts again.
The spelling of names, still puzzles me.
The Bedford Co, Va lists several female Bowles
marriages, listing Elisha Bowles as surety.
Could Elisha and Elijah have been the same names?
From state to state, spelling of names, differ.
An Elisha Bowles was surety for Elizabeth,Polly,
Sarah, Jincey, Zenith Bowles. Between years 1808-1843.
Surnames for husbands were: Taylor, Anderson, Barker
and Taylor, again. Also a Wills was listed. Could
this have been Willis?
In Metcalfe Co, Ky, a William Taylor lived next door
to John Bowles. John named a son Willis.
There was an Anderson Bowles
In Anderson Bowles will, he named a sister Jincey.
John Johnston married a Polly Bowles. John was
connected with Jackey Bowles.
Connected with the above marriages were the names
Smith and Webb. These two names relate to one another.
The name surname Willis, also relates.
The following lineage for Ruth Bowles is posted at Gencircles.com at:
I do not know if this is accurate and no documentation is provided for the
lineage. But, you could go to Gencircles and get the name of the poster and
correspond. Perhaps he or she has some documentation that would expand on
this chart. If you find anything more, please post it to the Bowles list
since there are several people looking closely at the Hanover & Goochland Co.
The fact that Ruth Thacker named one of her children Jerusha suggests a link
to the Jerusha Bowles who is found in the Goochland Co. VA area in the early
Descendants of John Bowles
1 John Bowles d: in Allegheny Co., MD
......... 2 Benjamin Bowles b: Bef. 1688 d: November 12, 1779 in
Hanover Co., VA
......... 2 John Bowles b: Bef. 1696 d: Aft. 1771 in Hanover Co., VA
.................... 3 William Bowles b: Bef. 1710 d: 1784 in
Hanover Co., VA
............................... 4 Ruth Bowles b: 1739 in Goochland Co., VA
................................... +Benjamin Thacker m: July
02, 1757 in Goochland Co., VA
........................................... 5 Ambrose Thacker
........................................... 5 Marianne Thacker
........................................... 5 Benjamin Aker Thacker
........................................... 5 Nathaniel David Pettice
........................................... 5 William Thacker
........................................... 5 Ann Thacker
........................................... 5 Jerusha Thacker
........................................... 5 Christina Thacker
........................................... 5 Daniel Thacker
........................................... 5 Mary Thacker
Would anyone have any information on Ruth BOWLES. Ruth was married to
Benjamin THACKER Sr. and was the mother of my gggg-grandfather Benjamin
THACKER Jr. Benjamin THACKER Jr. was born in Goochland Co VA in 1759. Would
like to know who were her parents? Where was she born? Etc.?
Thanks in advance,
From: "Nancee Seifert" <iggy29(a)scican.net>
Subject: [IADECATU] MARRIAGE LICENSES - l6 June l904
Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, June l6, l904
OSCAR BOLES, 22
ESTELLA WEST, 20
ARTHUR M. SMITH, 24
ESTELLA A. DANIELSON, 20
F.E. FRENCH, 22
LOUISE WAIGHT, 2l
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
May 29, 2003
Subject: jeremiah vardaman murphy
This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list.
Surnames: vardaman, murphy
Message Board URL:
Message Board Post:
Jeremiah Vardaman Murphy, called "Vard" and possibly "JV" Murphy as
on his headstone b. 1836 son of William K Murphy and Martha Bowles or
Biles; all 3 died in Morgan Co. Kentucky. Does this name look
familiar to ayone? It is a very unusual name to come up with and
there is only one possible descendant called "Vard" that I have ran
across. I am wondering if Vardaman is the maiden name of a mother or
grandmother somewhere back in his tree. It could just be an
aquaintance to them. Can anyone help?
From: George Rushton <george_richard_rushton(a)yahoo.com>
Subject: Death Notice from the Oct 1909 Grizzly Bear/Boles, Ralph
Just so every one knows, these are the list, that I am sending all
these messages to, plus to the county lists where the person lived
and/or died. Also I looked at the first listed that they did in June
of 1907, and these people were not members, but were pioneers, that
they were honoring, on their death. If you like to forward them, to
other lists, either other places i.e. states, or to a name list, feel
free to do that.
CA-CEMETERIES <ca-cemeteries-l(a)rootsweb.com>, CA-GOLDRUSH
<ca-goldrush-l(a)rootsweb.com>, CA-HISTORY <ca-history-l(a)rootsweb.com>,
CA-NORCAL <norcal-l(a)rootsweb.com>, CA-SOCAL <socal-l(a)rootsweb.com>
In doing a look-up I was checking the Oct 1909, Grizzly Bear, which
was the Official organ of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and the
Native Daughters of the Golden West, and each month they would listed
pioneers who had died recently:
Ralph Boles, one of Placer county's oldest Pioneers, died at Auburn
recently aged 92 years. In 1850 he came from his native State of
Ohio around the isthmus to California. He settled at Rattlesnake
Bar, between Auburn and Folsom, and had resided there continuously up
to four years ago, when he went to Auburn. Three daughters and a son
From: "Jim Laird" <jlaird(a)bellsouth.net>
Subject: [KS-FOOT] Death: BOLES; May 25, 1944; Jefferson..
The Oskaloosa Independent
May 25, 1944
Velma Alexander Boles.
Mrs. O.V. BOLES of Fowler, Color., died at Parkview hospital, Pueblo,
where she had been taken for emergency treatment. Death was
attributed to hardening of the heart muscles. Mr. and Mrs. BOLES and
Mrs. Alice VAVRA, who was visiting them, were entroute to Pueblo
where Harry BOLES and family live. Velma, as we all know her here,
was an active member of the Methodist church in Fowler and the Fowler
Woman's club. The Fowler Tribune, local newspaper, says of her that
by her beautiful life and gracious manners she had endeared herself
to the people in the community where she had lived for three years.
The people of Fowler feel that they have lost a splendid citizen
whose life was an inspiring uplift to all who knew her. Funeral
services were held at the Fitz Roy chapel in Pueblo, Thursday
afternoon, May 18; conducted by the Rev. L.C. Dryden, pastor of the
Methodist church of Fowler. Interment was made in Roselawn cemetery,
Pueblo. Mrs. BOLES is survived by her husband, O.V. BOLE!
S who is in charge of the meat department at the Fowler Cash Market;
a married son, Harry BOLES, Pueblo and a daughter, Mrs. Dave DuVOLLD
From: Sandi Gorin <sgorin(a)glasgow-ky.com>
Subject: [SCKY] BARREN CO MARRIAGES 1850-1860 CONT. NANCE THROUGH NUNNALLY
A note ... you will see that names are spelled various ways. These are old
marriages licenses and bonds - and permission slips. Sometimes names are
spelled differently on each one. So, I am indicating if there is a
difference in spelling on the various documents.
NANCE, William to CLACK, Martha, 6 Jan 1853. She also shown
NELL, Philip to McGINNIS, Nancy, 9 June 1854.
NEVILL, George W to MARTIN, Martha Jane, 13 Nov 1856.
NEVILL, Joseph to POYNTER, Susan, 26 Mar 1856. He 41, born Barren
Co; she 27, born same.
NEVILL, Joseph to PACE, Lucinda C, 25 Jan 1857.
NEVILLE, George W to LYON, Quintella, 6 Nov 1851.
NEVILLE, James to CHAPMAN, Mary Elizabeth, 23 Mar 1852.
NEVILLE, William to WELLS, Elizabeth, 20 Feb 1851.
NEWLAND, Josiah H to MUNDAY, Margaret A, 18 Nov 1856.
NEWMAN, Billingsley to GATEWOOD, Emily T, 25 Nov 1851.
NEWMAN, Howard to BOWLES, Margaret F, 17 Mar 1859.
She also shown as Margaret T BROWNLEE.
NICHOLS, William H to STAPLES, Eliza Jane, 29 Aug 1852.
He also shown as NICKOLS.
NICHOLS, W to NICHOLS, Virginia, 12 Nov 1857.
NICHOLSON, Joshua L to CLARK, Fatina, 28 Feb 1854. He born
Laurel Co KY and she born Barren Co
NOBLE, Lewis (of Jefferson Co) to HINDMAN, Mary Jane (of Barren
Co), 4 Feb 1855.
NUCKOLS, John A to BAIRD, Luvina, 14 May 1855.
NUCKOLS, Pleasant W to WHITLOW, Drucilla W, 26 May 1853.
NUCKOLS, William H to GRINSTEAD, Julian, 30 Dec 1851.
NUNALLY, Byrd P to HALLYWAY, Clary W, 25 Feb 1851.
NUNER, Martin to SWEENEY, Mahala, 9 May 1850.
NUNN, A J to WILLIAMS, Malinda J, 22 May 1855. He also shown
as Alfred J.
NUNN, James P to SHANFUER?, Mary ANn, 3 Oct 1852.
She also shown as Mary Ann SHAUFNER.
NUNNALEE, Dabney L to WILSON, Mary E, 4 Dec 1851.
NUNNALLY, B F to WORD, Mary Jane, 4 Dec 1859.
NUNNALLY, S S to WILSON, Clarissa, 18 Mar 1857. He also shown
as J S Nunnally.
Missing marriages - year only known:
NANCE, Martin to SWINNEY, Mahala, 1850
NEVIL, James M to TURNER, Clementina, 1858.
NICKOLS, James R to OLDHAM, Elizabeth Jane, 1858.
NUNN, Rubin to CARVER, Elizabeth, 1852.
Col. Sandi Gorin, 205 Clements Ave., Glasgow, KY 42141 (270) 651-9114
GORIN worldconnect website: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/~sgorin
SCKY resource links: http://www.public.asu.edu/~moore/Gorin.html
From: Linda Jack <linda_jack(a)earthlink.net>
Subject: Burial of Ela de Vitre
I am trying to reconcile some conflicting information regarding the
burial of Ela de Vitre who died c 1232-1233. Ela was alive and
presumably living in England in 1232 as there is evidence in the Close
Rolls that she was involved in a property dispute over her manor of
Wutton (Oxfordshire). (CR pp. 97, 99, and 150). She must have died
shortly thereafter (in 1233) as the sheriff of Suffolk is given orders
related to the execution of the will of "Alienora the deceased countess
of Salisbury." (CR p. 247). (1)
There is, however, conflicting information as to whether Ela de Vitre
was buried at the Abbey at Mondaye (Calvados, Normandy) or at
Bradenstoke Priory (Wiltshire, England). I have laid out the cases, as
I know them, for each possibility and would appreciate any comments or
additional information that you may offer. The translation of the 19 th
c. French in one of the sources is no doubt adding to my confusion, as I
do not read French well enough to sort it out for myself and the person
who translated for me was unfamiliar with the writing style.
The case for the Abbey of Mondaye:
Modern sources have Ela buried at Mondaye, generally citing the records
of the abbey published in Godefroid Madelaine's history of the
foundation. (2) Ela de Vitre was clearly a patron of the abbey which
had been founded c.1202. In 1217 (p. 67) she granted the monks wheat
from her land in Trungy and apparently decided to be buried at the
abbey, giving the monks the tithing rights of all her land in Trungy and
Ryes to feed one canon to celebrate the daily mass for her soul. In
1227 Ela made a new donation from her manor of Trungy and her communal
mill of Coupigny to feed the abbey community on the anniversary of the
death of her daughter, Julianna, who was a daughter of Ela's second
husband Gilbert Crispin (d. 1190). Julianna was buried at Mondaye,
presumably in that same year (p. 68).
On January28, 1228 Ela de Vitre visited the abbey at the invitation of
bishop of Lisieux and met with a large assembly in his episcopal manor
at Thiberville. (p.68). It was in his presence that Ela's gift of the
patronage of the church of Saint-Vigor en Trungy was given to the abbey
in perpetuity. It is at this point that I find Madelaine's text to be
confusing. It seems clear that Ela had intended to be buried at Mondaye
but whether she was actually buried there is less clear. For example:
"Vivante, elle avait eu la consolation de voir fleurir une abbaye
qu'elle pouvait appeler la sienne ý plus d'un titre; morte, elle aura le
privilÈge de reposer dans l'enceinte du monastËre" (p. 69) which has
been translated for me as reading: "While still alive, she had had the
solace to see an abbey flourish which she could call hers on more than
one account; once dead, she will have the prviledge to rest within the
walls of the monastery." The author then goes on to say, in
translation: "In which part of the church was her tomb? We have no
idea." (p. 69)
The case for Bradenstoke Priory:
Information in the "Book of Lacock" as translated and printed by William
Bowles (3) has Ela (Alianor) de Vitre buried at Bradenstoke Priory, the
family foundation of the earls of Salisbury. There are three entries
that deal with this subject. "As Walter of Salisbury, and Sibella de
Cadurcis were here buried in one grave, so here also, in one grave, were
laid the bodies of William Earl of Salisbury and his countess Alianor."
(p. 33); in regard to Petronilla, granddaughter of Ela de Vitre, she was
buried at Bradenstoke "at the right hand of the grave of her grandmother
the countess Alianor." (p. 160); and Alianor died in 1194 and was
"buried at Bradenstoke (with her husband) under a marble near the
porch." (p. 31). On the last entry, the date is certainly in error as
Ela de Vitre did not die in 1194 but outlived her husband for over three
Ela de Vitreís presence in England shortly before her death may suggest
that she died there and was buried at Bradenstoke, rather than at her
preferred burial location at Mondaye. A decision to have her interred
at Bradenstoke may have been influenced by her daughter, Ela, and by
prior Simon of Bradenstoke Priory who was one of the executors of Ela de
Vitre's will. (CR p. 247). A connection between Ela de Vitre and the
priory may be further suggested by her descendants' involvement with
Bradenstoke. Her daughter Joan (daughter of Gilbert Crispin) Malmains
and her son-in-law, Thomas Malmains, were buried at Bradenstoke (London,
468 and 510) and when Joan's daughter, Hilary (Malmains) de Goderville
gave a gift of alms to Bradenstoke in her widowhood (1249-1250), it was
for "all her relatives and ancestors at rest at Bradenstoke.î (London,
Any additional information on this topic or opinions on interpreting the
French passage would be most appreciated.
Best Regards, Linda
1. "Close Rolls of Henry III A.D. 1231-1234," (London: HMSO), 1905.
2. Godefroid Madelaine, "Essai Historique sur l'Abbaye de Mondaye de
l'ordre de Premontre," (Caen: F. LeBlanc-Hardel), 1874.
3. William Bowles and John Gough, "Annals and Antiquities of Lacock
Abbey," (London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son), 1835.
4. Vera C.M. London, Ed., "Cartulary of Bradenstoke Priory," (Devizes:
Wiltshire Record Society), 1979.
From: Barbara Mawdsley <bmawdsley(a)yahoo.com>
Subject: [BRIDGES-L] Ancient Faces
I was referred to ancient faces from another genealogy
list. I found 15 photos of Bridges including Charles
Boles Bridges (and Rachel Lockridge).
Happy hunting for your Bridges ancestors and all your
other lines too.
Barbara Bridges Mawdsley
From: mftatum(a)webtv.net (mildred Tatum)
Subject: [OKMUSKOG] Ca. Obit - Ok. born
Was born Jan. 3, 1928 in Wyandotte,Ok.
to Charles & Lou EVANS.
Her family initally moved to Lamont,Ca. when
she was 4 yrs, working in the fields along
with hundreds of other midwest transplants
She passed away May 11, 2003 in
Lena Mae JOHNSON Gipson
Was born March 29, 1932 in Boyton,Ok.
She passed away May 13, 2003 in
Doris Fay SIMMONS Gage
Was born Mar. 26, 1931 in Oilton,Ok.
to Thomas B. & Ollie Simmons
She has resided in Wasco, Ca.
Passed away in Santa Paula,Ca.
May 10, 2003.
John G. Burns
He was born Dec. 22, 1924 in
Maysville, Ok. to Mr. & Mrs Jasper Burns.
He settled in Lamont,Ca. and was involved
in an auto sales, for several years. And
several clubs in the town.
He passed away May 12, 2003 in
his home in Bakersfield,Ca.
Mable K. "Polly" LINGO Johnson
Was born April 3, 1911 in Hoochee,Ok.
to James & Susan Lingo.
She passed away May 11, 2003 in
Eva E. Bowles Baker
Was born Aug 13, 1913 in Enid, Ok
to Georg & Maria VOGT
She passed away May 12, 2002 in
Burial will be in Wasco, Ca.
This came in via Rootsweb's Personalized Mailing List today.
I wrote to the Rev. Bridges, asking him if he knew more about Charles
Boles Bridges, or if he'd like to join our list.
The first part is the original posting that he made, then
you'll read his reply to my note. If you have any connection to him,
please write to him directly---and let us know your connection!
From: "Rev. Jim Bridges" <jbridges(a)hvc.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [BRIDGES-L] Report- DNA Test Results
My earliest known Bridges ancestor with primary documentation is George
Benjamin Bridges, b 12 Feb 1762 in Elizabethtown, Bladen, SC and d 20 Oct.
1834 in O'Fallon twp., St. Clair, IL. George was a drummer boy in the
Revolutionary War. He m. Nancy Edwards in 1788 in Newberry co., SC. Nancy
was b 1767 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC and died aft 5 Mar 1835 in O'Fallon twp.,
St. Clair, IL. George's pension record records a son, William Bridges, who
lived in Lebanon, IL and from whom I can trace my direct lineal descent via
probate records, wills, obituaries, and bible records.
A William Enoch Bridges, who for many years was a member of the Missouri
Valley Historical Society, was b. in 1846. He recorded the family tradition
from his grandfather, the above William Bridges. That family tradition had
George Benjamin Bridges being the grandson of Charles Bridges, the London
limner who came to the colonies in 1735 and returned in 1740. As best as I
have been able to determine, however, no contemporary Bridges genealogist
has primary documentation of this descent from Charles. Nonetheless, based
upon the writings of William Enoch Bridges, other secondary sources report
this descendancy. Thus, articles such as "Charles Bridges:
Seargeant-Painter of Virginia," which appeared in "The Virginia Magazine of
History and Biography" (Jan. 1952) mention Charles Bridges, William Bridges,
and William Enoch Bridges along with other descendants. The same basic
information also appears in books written about Charles Bridges.
It should also be noted that a William Bridges who moved to and died in KY
ca 6 Mar 1820 in Montgomery co. and married secondly Ellizabeth Wright,
giving birth to a number of Bridges, including Charles Boles Bridges of
Putnam co., IN, as well as several brothers who married Lockridge girls in
KY before moving into the Sagamon co. area of IL, was a brother to George
Thus, if there are any descendants of those lines on this list, their
comparison with my genetic submission will be greatly of interest - to
confirm the tie-in between William Bridges of KY and George Benjamin Bridges
who died in IL as brothers.
tracing the descendants of Charles Bridges
Rev. Jim Bridges <jbridges(a)hvc.rr.com>
Here is what I know of Charles Boles Bridges:
He was b 30 Oct 1800 in Montgomery co., KY. His parents were William
Bridges and Elizabeth Wright. He m. Rachel Ozier Lockridge on 28 Oct 1830
in Mongomery co., KY.
According to "History of Putnam County, Indiana" by Jesse W. Weik, B. F.
Bowen & Co., Indianapolis, IN (1910), Charles was one of the pioneers of
Putnam county. His father, William, settled near Salisbury, NC during the
Revolutionary War, being a blacksmith by trade. After the war, his father
settled in Kentucky, about the year 1790, "in a vast wilderness, among the
native redskins, bears, wonow Madison county. Here he married Elizabeth
Wright, mother of the immediate subject of this sketch, and soon
afterward moved to what is now Montgomery county, Kentucky, about
eight miles from Morgan Station, the scene of an
Indian massacre. To this union five sons and three daughters were born,
namely: William, James, George, Charles, Milton, Tamer, Abigail and
Elizabeth. These children had three half-brothers and one half-sister.
Their parents were both old-time Methodists and they delighted in attended
[sic] the camp meetings held in the woods of those early days where people
"shouted" and 'went into trances.'"
"About the year 1837 Mr. Bridges and two of his neighbors began the
agitation of abolishing whisky at log-rollings and husking-bees, etc. Mr.
Bridges having always been a temperate man. Within a short time they
appointed a temperance meeting at Blakesburg, inviting several noted
speakers from different places; this may be said to be the first temperance
movement of this section of the state."
"Charles B. Bridges was scrupulously honest in all his dealings with
his fellow men; he strictly avoided all coarse and vulgar language, and
always had a soft answer with which to turn away wrath. His interest in
temperance work continued unabated. He was one of the builders of the
Universalist church in Putnam county and was always a liberal
supporter of the church,
and his children were reared in such a wholesome home atmosphere that they
have all become members of the church and worthy of the name they bear."
In the 1850 Indiana Federal Census, he is living in Russell township, p.
of Putnam County.
In 1851 Charles B. Bridges and Reuban Moss opened a store at Fincastle,
Franklin township. The following year Charles became the sole owner.
In 1853-54, he
sold his Fincastle store and opened on at Cairo in Russell township. This
store was the first known store in Cairo, and it was built on the
Charles' son, Milton, was the clerk, and kept the store for a few months.
Although I am not interested in Boles research - and do not know of any
possible connection to Boles as a surname, please feel free to use this post
as you see fit. It originally was offered as part of my earliest known
BRIDGES ancestor in a DNA matching project for the BRIDGES surname.
Letter below was posted by Mary Ann, last year.
So many familiar surnames...
Who was Charles Fleming to the Bowles?
Who was Edward Johnson? Was he related to John Jonson who attended John Fleming Bowles
How does Gideon Bowles, Johnson and John Puryear connect?
HENRICO Co VA DEEDS 1706-1737
Pg 97, Surveys by Richard Ligon , June 1706 to June 1708 in Henrico
parish, Henrico Co. Va.
Nov 10 John Pleasants 1309 acres
Nov 12 John Woodson & John Pleasants 3090 acres
Nov 14 John Bowling 1019 acres
Nov 15 Charles Fleming 1430 acres
Nov 17 John Bolling 300 acres
Pg 369 28 Sept 1732 , John Bowie, James Brewer & John W. Wheeler
witnessed a deed for Michael Holland to James Breton
pg 279 16 Mar 1729, John Harlow, Benja. Bowles and Robt Willis, Jr
witnessed a deed between John Marten to William Street.
Pg 666-A, 30 July 1767, John Bow of St. Pauls Parish, Hanover Co. sold
to John Mosbey of Henrico Co. for 10 pounds, 200 acres. Wit; Robert
sharp, Thomas Cottrall, will Garthright. Mary, wife of John
relinquished her dower rights.
Henrico Co. Deeds 1737-1750
Pg 137, 20 Dec 1845, William Harlow of Louisa Co. Va to Thomas Bowles of
Hanover Co. Va for 32/10 pounds, 300 acres on south side of Chickahominy
Swamp, bounded by Farmers Branch. Wit; John Ford, George Lucas, William
Ford, David Bowles. Rec. 1st Mon May 1746
Pg 120 27 Mar 1749
Witness to deeds; John Morgan, Gedion Bowles, David Bowles, sale
between Edward Johnson of Hanover Co. to Thomas Puryear of same. Part
of a patent to William Harlow and sold to Johnson by Thomas Harlow.
Lots of Bollings in here also.
From: "Helen Fazio" <hfaz(a)pdq.net>
Subject: [G-M] Earliest Pennsylvania Newspaper Abstracts-See Names
Genealogical Abstracts from the American Weekly Mercury, 1719-1746,
Kenneth Scott, 1974-Presumed first edition. Out of Print. This book
has only been available in paperback for quite awhile; now, even that
is out of print: This copy is a lovely wine colored clothbound
hardback with gold printing, 5-3/4x8-3/4, 180 pages, everyname index.
Other than a plain private library seal embossment, this book is in
absolutely pristine condition, with no dog eared pages, tears,
markings of any kind, etc.
"The American Weekly Mercury was the first newspaper published in
Pennsylvania and the third in British North America. In the earliest
days of publication, what little genealogical material is found in
the paper comes chiefly from advertisements for runaway servants or
Negro and Indian slaves. In Tim, however, a steady stream of
genealogical data - mainly marriages and deaths - began to appear.
Most of the marriage entries pertained to persons of some
distinction, such as governors, judges, government officials,
clergymen, and eminent merchants, as well as their family members. In
the case of death notices the age of the deceased was noted,
sometimes with a brief sketch of his career and with an indication of
his place of birth, ancestry, and relatives. Many of the genealogical
items were concerned with persons in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland,
South Carolina, and New England, as well as Pennsylvania. The index
lists 3,400 names of persons who would otherwise have been rele!
gated to obscurity." Surnames include:
Abbot(t), Abeel, Abel, Aberman, Ackerbreght, Acton, Adams, Adogan,
Aharns, Alder, Alderburgh, Aldridge, Alexander, Allcorn,
Allen,Allison, Allason, Amesby, Anderson, Annely, Anner, Annis,
Appleton, Apty, Aquittimaug, Archer, Armit(t), Armitage, Armstrong,
Arnett, Arnold, Ashcraft, Ashton, Asheton, Ashmore, Ashwood, Askew,
Aspoin, Aston, Atking, Atkins, Atkinson, Attwood, Austin, Ax, Axford,
Aylett, Aymet, Ayres, Backer, Bacley, Bacon, Badcock, Baily, Bayley,
Bayly, Bealey, Baird, Baker, Baldwin, Balding, Balden, Ball,
Baltimore, Banford, Banister, Banks, Bannet, Bantoff, Bantoft,
Barber, Barbour, Barclay, Barcroft, Bard, Bare, Bareford, Bargain,
Barker, Barnard, Barnes, Barns, Barnham, Barrow, Barry, Bartam, Bass,
Batchelder, Battell, Battin, Bavenson, Baxter, Bayard, Baynton,
Beake, Beakes, Beall, BEastin, Beatsibm Beaumont, Becket, Beer,
Beere, Belcher, Bell, Bellinger, Beman, Benjamin, Bennerman, Bennet,
Bently, Berry, Best, Bethel, Bethume, Bevan, Beven, Bickley, Biles, !
Billet, Billin, Billinger, Billings, Bindham, Bingly,Birmingham,
Bermingham, Bissell, Bisset, Black, Blackal, Blades, Blair, Blare,
Blake, Blakey, Blanchet, Blowden, Blyth, Bodge, Boels, Bogert, Boggs,
Boham, Bolton, Bomarzeen, Bond, Bondde, Bonham, Bonsal, Boon, Boore,
Boure, Bordman, Borne, Born, Bostick, Bostock, Boswell, Bourne,
Bowooin, Bowel, Bowen, Bowles, Bowels, Bowls, Bowling, Boyd, Boydell,
Boynton, Brace, Bradford, Bradfoard, Bradley, Bragginton, Braiser,
Brandriff, Branson, Braxton, Bray, Brazil, Breach,Bridgham, Briggs,
Bright, Brightwell, Brimer, Brinan, Brindle, Bringhurst, Brinkley,
Brintnall, Bristoll, Brittain, Britain, Broadey, Brock,
Brockoon,Brockenbury, Broderick, Brodway, Bromage, Bromadge, Brome,
Broughton, Brower, Brown, Brownell, Brunton, Brustall, Bryan, Bryant,
Briant, Buchanan, Buckley, Buckly, Bugg, Bulkley, Bull, Bullock,
Bunting, Burch, Burgain, Burge, Burk, Burkhard, Burleigh, Burn,
Burnet, Burns, Burnsides, Burrel, Burridge, Burrough, Burrows,
Burton, Bush, Bushrod, Butler, Buttington, Byerly, Byfield, Byng,
Cadwalader, Cahoone, Calaghan, Callaghan, Kalahan, Calcord, Calder,
Cadwell, Dallsey, Calvert, Cambridge, Cammock, Campbell, Campion,
Canby, Cane, Cannon, Caper, Carabsert, Carey, Carigan, Carleton,
Carlisle, Carne(e), Carpenter, Carr, Carrol(l), Carsson, Carter,
Cartey, Caruthers, Carvel, Carver, Cary, Casoorp, Case, Casey,
Cash...more next time. I will be happy to check for your names in the
rest of the index.
From: "sharon marshall" <smarshall(a)absamail.co.za>
Subject: [ZA-IB] Grahamstown Journal 1832 (a)
Good morning and welcome to settler country with all its toil and
strife. The copy typist takes all responsibility for possible
mistranscriptions and wishes to make it known that thsi is a random
selction of events in 1832 in Grahamstown. Bon appetit!
3 Feb: the lady of WM Harries, esq, a son
24 Feb: lady of DM Moodie, esq, a daughter
5 Apr: widow of late R Burnet, a daughter
15 Sep: Mrs LH Meurant, a son
21 Sep: Lady of Captain Doyle, paymaster of 75th reg, a daughter (is
anyone researching this person; I would love to make contact)
8 Oct/Nov: John Hancorn (?) Smith to Mary Stringfellow
19 Jan - Cradock - by Rev J Taylor - son of James O-Reilly Esq,
baptised James John William
Issue of 30 Mar: Son of B Norden, baptised Benjamin
son of M. Bowles, baptised James.
Son of Sgt J Wright, Cape Mounted Rifles, baptised John.
Son of FA Pieterse, baptised Hendriana Maria.
Son of SM Rorke, of Mounted Riflemen, baptised Thomas James
Son of James Canon, baptised James William
Apr 8: Son of Benjamin Rorke, baptised William Henry
Son of EH Hanger, baptised Edward Edmund
Son of Corporal W Preston, baptised Susan (!)
son of PH Van der Merwe, baptised Frans
issue of Apr 21: Daughter of Segt J Raiken, of Cape Mounted Rifles,
28 May: daughter of Johannes van Staden, Aletta Susanna Elizabeth
15 Jul: Son of JH Heath, baptised Thomas Bailie
Daughter of J Dudley, baptised Rebecca Hazell
4 Nov: Son of Ignatius Theodore Muller, baptised Anthony Michael
18 Nov: Son of WB Frames, baptised William Menett (?)
25 Nov: daughter of Edward Kelly, bombardier, Royal Artillery,
16 Dec: Daughter of Francis Anthony Gerber, baptised Maria Magdalena
Sons of Daniel Godfried Hartman, Stephanus Johannes William and
15 Mar: Jan Jansen to Hannah Paules
30 Mar: Johannes PL Meyer to Debora Jacoba Retief
10 Apr: JP Camm to Miss Charlotte Lucas
28 May: David P de Lange to Maria Magdalena Meyer
4 Jun: S Roberts to Hannah Scanlen
PC Bezuidenhout to Magadalena Catherine Naude
JHJ Potgieter to Marie Catharina Bezuidenhout
2 Jul: Joseph Jackson, 98th band, to Eliza Keen
16 Jul: Thomas Harriden, 98th band, to Mary Ann Mumford
9 Jul: T Derbyshire to Eliza Freemantle
9 Aug: D Mahony to Elizabeth Ann Hockly
15 Aug: E Bradfield to Louisa Turvey
3 Sep: Mathias Managan, 98th reg, to Mary Hackett, widow
4 Sep: Mr J Bradfield to Eliza White
6 Sep: Mr W Wentworth to Eliza Honey
8 Oct: Johan Heinrich Bernhard Wienand to Dorothea Charlotte Pohl
27 Nov: Louis Theunis Fourie to Engela Adriana Adelaide Jaager
Jan 12: Infant son of Mr and Mrs James McMaster
Jan 15: Mr G Morrison, aged 68
Jan 16: Mr A(rnoldus) B(ernardus) Dietz, aged 64
Jan 29 (?): John Ferdinand Shaw, aged 45 years
Feb 7: Mrs Elizabeth Saunders, aged 52.
Issue of Feb 16: Son of Sgt John Holmes, 98th regiment, aged 2 mths
12 Mar: After short but severe illness, Mr Robert Burnet of Cape Town, aged 26
Mar 14: Mary Driver, aged 4 years
29 May: son of Thomas Mills, aged 3 yrs and 4 mths
9 Aug: Widow Dorothy West, aged 57
3 Nov: George Daniel Rafferty, aged 5 yrs 3 mths
25 Nov: James Clarke, aged5 yrs 2 mths
6 Apr, 1832
On Sunday last, a child of about 3 years old, son of Lieut DANIELL,
of Sweet Milk Fountain, was attacked by a pig, and dreadfully
lacerated. Dr Atherstone was immediately sent for, but only arrived
in time to find the infant in the agonies of ....(it chops off
Sept 1, 1832
On Thursday, 16th inst, as the wife of the mason who is building the
church here, was returning from going with water, she met one of
their children, a very fine boy, about 3 years of age, coming towards
her enveloped in flames. She immediately threw the water over him and
carried him home, but on examination it was found that excepting his
hands and feet, he was burnt brown. The father, upon hearing of the
accident, ran immediately to Mr Earle, who had the child anointed
with oil and turpentine but who gave no hope of preserving him. The
Rev Mr Porter was sent for to baptise the child, which died at 7pm.
Warning to parents not to leave children unprotected where fire is
(Does anyone know of this incident? Many of the Trollips were masons
and, being very involved with the church, I wondered if this might
not be one of theirs)
Kat River, 3 Aug 1832
Last week, a most grievous occurrence took place at the Winterberg.
Moses Bienman, once a member of the Moravian institution of Enon, but
latterly of Klip Plaats, across the mountain, had been to GTN...it
was snowing, and against advice of friends, he, a son, a daughter
near confinement, a granddaughter, about 8, and another man,
proceeded over the mountain. Long and short of it: all died except
the nameless other man who, near death, was taken to his home by his
horse. The bodes were recovered 3 days later. (The Katberg nearby is
the first place I ever saw snow and I remember my greatuncle warning
how treacherous it could be)
From: "sharon marshall" <smarshall(a)absamail.co.za>
Subject: [ZA-IB] Grahamstown Journal 1833/34
A few more transcriptions from Grahamstown Journal, 1833 and 1834 -
sorry I couldn't find a hankie compatible with MS Word. <g>
(There's one here that should confirm Derbyshire, Karen, and a Thomas, Ellen?)
24 Feb: Daughter to Mrs Edward Norton
13 Apr: at Fort Willshire, daughter to lady of Staff assistant
surgeon Nathaniel Morgan
16 Dec 1832: daughter of Francis Anthony Gerber, baptised Maria Magdalena
Sons of Daniel Godfried Hartman, baptised Stephanus Johannes William
and Christiaan Godlieb
18 Feb: Son of W Brotherson Goldsmith, private of the Royal Sappers
and Miners, baptised Edwin Brotherson
23 Feb: Son of Lieut C Griffith, barrack minister, baptised John
24 Feb: son of John Sterley, baptised John Morrice
24 Feb: Son of W Webster, baptised Charles
24 Feb: Daughter of George Futter, baptised Sarah Jane
3 Mar: Son of William Dillon, HM 75th reg, baptised Robert
17 Mar: Daughter of R Jones, baptised Margaret
2 Apr: adult son of Dr P McCabe, baptised Francis. Also a son, john
and daughter Anne
8 Apr: Daughter of W Ogilvie, baptised Helen
14 Apr: Son of George Gilbert, baptised William
21 Apr; Daughter of Paymaster Doyle, 75th reg, baptised Caroline Jane
28 Apr: Daughter of William Elliott, baptised Catherine Eliza
28 Apr: Daughter of Thomas Derbyshire, baptised Sarah
28 Apr: Daughter of Archibald McKenzie, baptised Eliza Ellen
12 May: Son of John Rogers, baptised Daniel James
20 May: Son of Capt Heathcote, baptised Gilbert John
26 May: Son of G Blakemore, baptised George
26 May: Children of W Bowles, baptised Louisa, John, William and Elizabeth
21 Jun: Daughter of Capt Halifax, 75th reg, Gertruda Letitia
23 Jun: Son of Thomas Jarman, George Barlow
23 Jun: Daughter of Mr W Cary, Catherine
23 0ct: In English Church, PE, Daughter of George Bubb, baptised Caroline
3 Nov: An adult woman of colour, daughter of David De wet, baptised
Susannah (obviously in order to get married- see below)
Jun 30: In PE, son of Philip Barnes Frost, baptised Philip
2 Aug: Philip Frost, aged 15 days
16 Sept: John Woodland, aged 21 years
11 Mar: At St George's, GTN, John Jolly to Winifred Drummond
16 Mar: in English Church, PE, Joseph Butler to Julia Pullen
20 Mar: Henry Talbot to Miss Sweetman
8 Apr: John Mack to Miss Maria Williams
22 Apr: W Cockcroft to Elizabeth Venables
22 Apr: George Barnes to Ann Maria Dugmore
23 May: JJ Phol (sic) to Maria Elizabeth Lombard
28 May: John Watson to Mary Mayfield Hare
28 May: Charles Thomas to Lucy Staines
17 Jun: Andrew Nicol to Helen Mahony
24 Jun: In PE, Thomas Easton to Marianne Jarvis
12 Aug: In PE, N Randall to Jane Campbell
19 Aug: Jonathan Shelver to Amelia Dickason
2 Sept: William Bentley to Maria Tarr
8 Oct: William Boardman to Mary Anne Jane Amelia Caldecott
18 Oct: John Nicoll to Sarah Stanton
11 Nov: Hendrik Tarr to Susannah De Wet
17 Feb: James Boardman to Eliza Dixie
3 Mar: Richard Hayhurst to Elizabeth Blackbeard
10 Mar: Hezekiah Gardner to Maria Johanna Casparina Behrens
21 Mar: James Ekron to Ann Moffat
12 Apr: Gad Jeffries to Eliza Poulton
2 Jun: Thomas Fancott (?) to Maria Talbot
2 Jan: Edward Nathaniel, 9th son of TH Halse, aged 11 mths.
12 Feb: At his brother's house in Cape Town where he had gone on his
way to England, John Watson, of Port Elizabeth, aged 22.
15 Feb: At Uitenhage, Mr W Hiddingh Fischer, only son of H Fischer,
esq of Tulbagh, aged 28, a young man whose worth and noble conduct
through life had endeared him to all who knew him, and whose
premature death is a cause of deep affliction to his parents and
15 Mar: William Fleming, aged 17; John Nelson, aged 40
23 Sept: William White, aged about 40
23 Apr: Wife of Mr W Ogilvie, after long and painful illness aged 35.
19 Jun: Richard Prior
31 Aug: Mrs F Caldecott, wife of AT (?)
16 Nov/Dec: At the house of C Maynard, Henry Nourse esq of Port
Frances, aged 58.
Jan 10: School at Salem Hills (Howard's party) will commence on Jan
21, 1833. H Lloyd has space to accommodate 8 boarders.
Jan 31: Rev W Shaw intending shortly to leave frontier for England.
At Mr Joseph Walker's sale on 9 Feb, will be sold a number of Mr
Shaw's books, and other such articles as may be offered.
11 Apr: For sale: a female slave. For particulars apply to Mr B
Norden. The slave is to be sold owing to the severity of the exiting
law and slave owners.
21 Jun: Charles La Harpe commences business as wagon maker in Port Elizabeth
15 Jul: Auction of J Smith's farm, Mt Pleasant
1/2/3 Aug: Landed property of Joseph Weakly to be sold, due to his retiring
Aug: Mr W Smith begs to offer his services to the public to effect
sales and transfers of property
Dec: In the press to be published Jan 1834, A Grammar of the Kafir Language
13 Feb: 10 year-old slave boy, Harry, having left wagon of Mr Jacobus
Rademeyer between Grahamstown and Assegai Bush, it is requested that
he may be apprehended
5 Jun: To let: 2 cottages in Beaufort Str, also 2 cottages in High
Str occupied by Kidson and Jarman. enquire Mr A McDonald, Beaufort Str
20 Nov: John Henry Grimsdale, having absconded for the fifth time,
without notice, this is to give notice, that whosoever may harbour
him during his apprenticeship, will be prosecuted according to the
law. Signed Matthew Westerbar.
30/31 NOV 1834: Commemmoration service to herald the abolition of slavery
Hope it confirms a few dates and/or inspires some pointers for