Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Signs You Have GOCD

Thanks to Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings and Micheal John Neill’s , 10 Signs You Have Genealogy OCD, for another Saturday Mission.  

My signs that you may have GOCD:

- You take more photos of ancestors gravestone that actual living relative while visiting relatives on vacation.

- You can name all yours and your spouse’s great grandparents, great, great grandparents, and numerous other relatives.

- You read new blog  posts with your morning coffee, every morning.

- Your dream vacation is to travel where your grandparents were born and generations of your family lived.

- You are the one who will sit through every stories your older relatives have to tell and enjoy them.

- Your feel compelled to find every census record for everyone in you tree.

- Everyone who knows you, suspect you already have genealogy OCD.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - George & Caroline Nichols

George I. Nichols
Caroline Adelia Nichols
George Ingram Nichols is the son of George Provost Nichols and Minetta Ann Dodge.  That would make him Robert’s 3rd great grand uncle. He married Caroline Adelia Margeson in 1862. They are buried at the Berwick Cemetery.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Minetta Nichols

Minetta A. Nichols

Minetta A. Nichols (nee Dodge) was the relict of George Provost Nichols.  She is Robert’s 4th great grandmother. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Heritage Pie

I know it’s not Saturday night, but I was working.  So mine will be Sunday Morning Genealogy Fun.  Thanks to Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings for the mission.

My 16 great great grandparents are:

16. Johnston PATERSON, son of James PATERSON and Ann HUNTER was born on 29 Dec 1814 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He died on 20 Apr 1891 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He married Catherine MUIRHEAD on 02 Jul 1837 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

17. Catherine MUIRHEAD, daughter of George MUIRHEAD and Catherine KENNEDY was born about 1819 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She died on 23 Aug 1897 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

18. William DANSKINE, son of James DANSKINE and Helen HARDIE was born in 1816 in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He died on 10 Oct 1885 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He married Agnes FINDLAY on 20 Jan 1837 in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

19. Agnes FINDLAY, daughter of James FINDLAY and Agnes GILCHRIST was born in 1816 in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. She died on 08 Aug 1892 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

20. George Augustus WARRY, son of William K WARRY and Mary Ann TAYLOR was born about 1848 in Islington, Middlesex, England. He died in Mar 1916 in Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, United Kingdom. He married Emily WORTHINGTON on 20 Jun 1875 in Old St. Pancras, Middlesex, England, UK.

21. Emily WORTHINGTON, daughter of William WORTHINGTON and Sarah (Worthington) was born about 1852 in London, England (St. Pancras).

22. John William SMITH, son of William SMITH and Sarah HORE was born on 17 Jun 1841 in Dorset, England (Parkstone). He died in 1913. He married Sarah Everton WAKEMAN on 01 Oct 1865 in Parkstone, Dorest, Poole, England.

23. Sarah Everton WAKEMAN, daughter of James WAKEMAN was born about 1841 in Worcestershire, England (Stourport).

24. Melvin MAKELA was born in Finland. He died in 1906. He married Unknown (Maki).

25. Unknown (Maki). (pobably born and died in Finland)

26. Sakaris HONKAWAARA was born in Feb 1836 in Pudasjärvi, Oulun Laani, Finland. He died in  1918 in Dunblane, Saskatchewan, Canada. He married Briita Maria RIEKKI in 1870 in Pudasjärvi, Oulun Laani, Finland.

27. Briita Maria RIEKKI was born in Dec 1846 in Pudasjärvi, Oulun Laani, Finland. She died in 1923 in Dunblane, Saskatchewan, Canada (Dunblane Finnish Cemetary).

28. Thomas Jefferson BELKNAP, son of Martin Seymour BELKNAP and Betsey Ann BRISTOL was born on 03 Nov 1850 in Lewis, New York, USA. He died on 17 Jun 1942 (Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada). He married Mary Elizabeth FEIDLER on 01 Oct 1876.

29. Mary Elizabeth FEIDLER, daughter of Henry FIDDLER and Frances GEORGE was born on 02 Dec 1852 in Williams, Calhoun, Iowa, USA. She died on 26 Jul 1898 in Minneapolis, Anoka,
Minnesota, USA.

30. James Robert LANDERS, son of John William LANDERS and Mary Angeline HUMBERT was born on 21 Feb 1854 in Danville, Hendricks, Indiana, USA. He died on 21 Feb 1929 in Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming, USA (Mountain View Cemetary). He married Angeline Henrietta LITTRELL on 29 Aug 1883 in Mercer, Illinois, USA.

31. Angeline Henrietta LITTRELL, daughter of John H LITTRELL and Letis Ellen KNOX was born on 28 Feb 1855 in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. She died on 10 Aug 1888 in Keithsburg, Mercer, Illinois, USA.

Birth places of my great great grandparents:

Scotland - 4
England - 4
Finland - 4
USA - 4


Wow, just as I thought - pretty even.  If I were to do this for my husband, Robert - would be 100% Canadian.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Inez Pearl Foster

Inez Pearl Foster

Inez Pearl Foster is the daughter of Edward C. Foster and Frances Etta Tupper.  She is the 1st cousin 2x removed of Robert.  She buried in the Berwick cemetery, next to Rev. P. R. Foster and his wife Adelaide.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Paoli Randall & Adelaide Foster

Rev. P R  & Adelaide Foster

Rev. Paoli Randall Foster, Robert’s 2nd great grand uncle, is the son of Isaac Foster and Rebecca Taylor.  He married Adelaide Crocker on July 13, 1871 in Brookfield, Queens, Nova Scotia. They are buried in the Berwick Cemetery in Nova Scotia. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

Today is a statutory holiday in Canada.  A day to celebrate Canada’s birthday. On July 1, 1867 Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the province of Canada joined together to form Canada.  Before 1982, this day was known as Dominion Day.

So when did Robert’s and my ancestors come to Canada?

1760 - Benjamin Foster and Sarah Woodward arrived in Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada from Hampstead, New Hampshire, USA. (Robert’s 7th great grandparents).

1761 - Stephen Loomer and Hannah Chapman arrived in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canda from New London County, Connecticut, USA. (Robert’s 6th great grandparents).

1766 - Michael Lutz with 7 other families sails from Pennsylvania, USA up the Bay of Fundy to Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.  He was originally from Germany. (Robert’s 7th great grandfather).

1817 - Robert St. Clair Stoddart, a solider from Ireland accepted a land grant in Nova Scotia when his regiment was disbanded.  (Robert’s 4th great grandfather).

1899 Thomas Belknap crossed the border in Alberta, Canada from USA with his son Donald. Donald’s daughter, Ruby will be the only grandparent of Jacqueline born in Canada. (Jacqueline’s  2nd great grandfather).

1907 - Francis Paterson, his wife, Elizabeth Danskine, and their children arrived from Scotland.  (Jacqueline’s great grandparents).

1907 - Alfred Warry arrives from England followed by his wife Edith Smith and their children Dorothy, John, and Sydney in 1906. (Jacqueline’s great grandparents).

1911 - Jaakko Makie, his family with his wife’s parents crossed the border from the USA.  Jaakko is originally from Finland.  (Jacqueline’s great grandparents).

These are just a few of our ancestors who chose to come to Canada.