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In a message dated 7/20/03 6:05:28 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
"Between 1850 and 1860, Lewis George and his family pioneered from Ohio to
Guilford Township, Monroe County, Iowa. Lewis founded Georgetown, and died in
1959 and is buried in Babb Cemetery in Albia."
That made me wonder the connection with the Babb family, and I went out
seeking the connection, thinking it was in the McCreary line, which sounded
Found this connection:
Issac P. Babb b. 1819 OH m. 1841 Susan Clark d. 1894 bur. Babb Cemetery.
Issac d. 1894 bur. Babb Cemetery.
: Lydia Catherine Babb b. ca 1843 m1. Abe Lowder m2. Albert McCreary.
: : Mary Blanche McCreary, b. 4 March 1882 in York, Nebraska; d. 7 Dec. 1950
in Sterling Co., Iowa. She married Thomas Holland McGill 14 June 1898 in
I am not familiar with the connection between Albert McCreary and Lewis and
Samantha (McCreary) George.
Between 1850 and 1860, Lewis George and his family pioneered from Ohio to Guilford Township, Monroe County, Iowa. Lewis founded Georgetown, and died in 1959 and is buried in Babb Cemetery in Albia.
The 1860 Census shows;
Samantha (McCreary) George 46 Domestic 2400 600 Ohio
Samantha McCreary was my gr gr gr Aunt.
James McCreary, her father and my gr gr gr grandfather, was also living there and listed in the census;
James McCreary 69 Farming Penn
Margaret 66 Penn
Elwood Clapp 18 Farming Ill
Before 1870, Samantha had remarried and moved to KA., and the 1870 census shows James still living on the farm;
James McCreary 81 Farmer 150 100 Penn
Margaret 71 Hskpr Penn
Elwood Clapp 28 Farmer 150 Ill
James died in 1871 and I have no further information for any them. There is a 1901 McCreary Family Reunion speech where it said that James was buried in the "Ottumwa Burying Ground", which I have never been able to locate. James was a veteran of the War of 1812.
I really need help on my brick wall. Any help would be deeply appreciated
John C. Hall, Petaluma, California
I also have LEWIS ancestors...that came to Scranton, PA in 1854 & 1856, then
moved to Youngstown, Ohio and also into Trumbul County, Ohio...then to
Iowa....to Hiteman. Would love to talk sometime and compare if we have
familes that are related....Most all of them were born in Carmarthenshire,
but some of them born in Merthyr Tyfdil. Sarah Rierson,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 6:58 PM
Subject: [IA.Monroe] Re: Council President Lewis early 1900's
> I am searching for information about the Lewis family of Albia, Iowa. My
> GGF's brothers, Thomas J and William H Lewis came from Wales in 1860,
> over in eastern PA, then western PA where they show up on the 1870 census
> Washington Co, then move on to Ohio and ended up in Albia about 1885/90.
> & William both lived on on South Clinton St, William at 333.
> When they came to America they promised their mother they would return in
> years, but in 1865 she came to America with her youngest son (my GGF) and
> family and they all lived in western PA until the older sons moved on to
> and became sucessful mine and store operators. Their death notices states
> that they operated a coal mine and the store at the same time but did not
> the miners to buy from them which made them quite popular in Albia.
> If anyone has any information about Thomas or William Lewis I would love
> hear from you, I would love a picture of them, I have tried writting the
> council but have not received an answer in over a year. If anyone
> lives in Albia, near 333 South Clinton I would enjoy seeing a pivture of
> houses .
> Terry Hutchison Cook
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I am searching for information about the Lewis family of Albia, Iowa. My
GGF's brothers, Thomas J and William H Lewis came from Wales in 1860, stopped
over in eastern PA, then western PA where they show up on the 1870 census in
Washington Co, then move on to Ohio and ended up in Albia about 1885/90. Thomas J
& William both lived on on South Clinton St, William at 333.
When they came to America they promised their mother they would return in 5
years, but in 1865 she came to America with her youngest son (my GGF) and his
family and they all lived in western PA until the older sons moved on to Albia
and became sucessful mine and store operators. Their death notices states
that they operated a coal mine and the store at the same time but did not require
the miners to buy from them which made them quite popular in Albia.
If anyone has any information about Thomas or William Lewis I would love to
hear from you, I would love a picture of them, I have tried writting the city
council but have not received an answer in over a year. If anyone actually
lives in Albia, near 333 South Clinton I would enjoy seeing a pivture of the
Terry Hutchison Cook
Herma, let me put it another way. 40 years from now, your great grandniece
tries to research her Armstrong ancestors, so she types the name "Herma
Armstrong", and gets 40 pages of "LIVING ARMSTRONG". You may have had ALL of
the given names in your files, but by then, you are gone. She and the rest
of the world are left without any traceable ties to you. Your own email
address makes you more vulnerable than posting your given name in your
My living family appears in 2 genealogy books that were published in 1958
and 1968, for which I am very proud of. If I don't post my "proud" family,
then I must be "ashamed" of them, that's the way I look at it.
Sexual predators don't look into genealogy for victims, they go to "LIVE"
chatrooms for singles, lonely or sex oriented websites. The young ex-Marine
that was just arrested in Germany didn't pick his little girlfriend from
rootsweb or ancestry.com.
I am very sad to say that I have two sets of the Family trees, one that has
ALL of the LIVING family names that I share with my cousins, some of them
are very distant (which is all I have left), and one that I HIDE from you so
you can't tell if you are in my tree, or I in yours.
Now, to all of you who are concerned, do you get my point?
John C. Hall, "Vulnerable redneck" in Petaluma, California
----- Original Message -----
From: "Herma R Armstrong" <hrarmstrong(a)juno.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:12 AM
Subject: Re: [OHLICKIN] Death of genealogy
> I strongly disagree. Identity theft is not the only reason to leave out
> the names of the living. There is a security concern as well - elderly
> widows, children, single women, etc.
> While it's true that your basic dumb criminal isn't likely to find a
> victim via the internet, it seems that criminals are becoming less and
> less "basic" all the time. Sexual predators, for example, commonly use
> the Internet. (I have come across family websites that go so far as to
> show photos of parents with their young children and tell what their
> hobbies are, where they attend school, church, etc. I wonder what these
> families are thinking.) Yes, you can become too paranoid about security,
> but I don't think leaving off names of the living crosses that line.
> There is also a privacy issue involved. Isn't it enough that as
> genealogists we publish info. about our deceased family members that they
> surely would have thought private? (Medical info., for example, or
> out-of-wedlock children) Must we intrude on the living as well? Many
> people don't care to have their family connections broadcast. Shouldn't
> that be respected? Can't we at least wait until the bodies are cold?
> You wrote,
> > Lets wake up, Identity theft does NOT start in genealogy, it starts
> > with the credit card and bank account!!! After all, most of our
> > postings are for our ancestors who have passed away.
> > I think it's time to get back to the basics and put the given name
> > back where it belongs, IN FRONT OF THE SURNAME!!! Please urge all
> > websites to push for a repeal of the ban on using living given
> > names.