Genealogy page (contn'd)

 Welcome to this first page of our genealogy section. This Family page contains additional information about the origin of our family, for example:

For the other genealogy pages :

 

 Cette page comporte des informations complémentaires sur les origines de notre famille, par exemple :

  • Avant le Mayflower
  • les écrivains dans la famille. (comme Eudora Welty)
  • liste de livres sur nos ancêtres
  • Les éléments manquants

Pour les autres pages généalogiques :

 Before the Mayflower?    Missing links....

 As we traced Harriet's mother's family back to its origins, we discovered that one ancestor was scalped by an Indian, another was a member of the Continental Congress, and some of her ancestors were in (what was not yet) New York in 1610 - in other words, before the Mayflower landed in Plymouth!

The first immigrants we identified (in America) are, at the ends of the various branches of the family tree in its most distant branches :

 
 

 Dates are : jj/mm/yyyy ; ° : born x : married + : death

Number are Stradonitz system

Links are to the detailed tree (for the last character on one branch)
Please write if you have information on the parents of :

  • Mahlon BRIGHT (# 52), ° 6/5/1816 Magnolia VA + Shenandoah IA 9/1/1893, x Eliza ABEL (#53) (°Pennsylvania 6/2/1818, + Shenandoah IA 28/1/1892)
  • Joseph BESHEARS (#54), ° Missouri 1835, +< 1870, x Helen SCOTT (#55) (° Henry Co IA 1835, + < 1870? Mount Pleasant IA )
  • Nancy Jane LONEY (#59), ° Indiana 8/7/1838, + 19/7/1863, x 6/5/1857 Samuel ARMSTRONG (#58) (°Saybrook,OH 10/7/01834, + Salem; Marion Co OR 7/6/1920)
  • 17th Century : Hendrick van NESS, circa 1605, from Amsterdam on the Oaktree, Cornelius COOL, circa 1610, from Amsterdam, Wolfert van COUVENHOVEN and Neeltje JACOBSDR, on the Eendracht, from Amersfoort, circa 1625, Sarah DE PLANK from Amsterdam (a French Huguenot), c. 1630, Pieter WYCKHOFF from the Netherlands, on the Rennselaerwyck, in 1637, Christopher TILGHMAN, from Selling, England, in 1640, Cornelis Van NESS, from Frise, in 1641, Mayke Van Der BURCHGRAEFF, from Frise, c. 1641, Pieter MONFOORT, from the Netherlands, circa 1640, Jan Martense SCHENK , from Amersfoort, on the De Valkner, in 1650, Coert Van VORHEES , from the Netherlands, in 1660, Magdalena BOECKHORST, from the Netherlands, circa 1670, Thomas JERMAN, from Wales, on the William Galley, in 1699, Robert FLETCHER from Yorkshire c.1625, Elizabeth WHEELER, from Bedford before 1656
  • 18th Century : James ANDERSON , from Skye Island, Scotland, in 1707, Peter WELTY, from Palatinat, Germany, on the Friendship of Bristol, in 1727, Stephen HUNTZENPILLAR, from Rotterdam (a Mennonite), on the Mortonhouse, in 1728, Hartman HUNSAKER, from Germany (a Mennonite), on the Pennsylvania Merchant, in 1731, Nathaniel DAVIS, from Wales, circa 1730, Jacob COCGHNOWER, from Switzerland (a Mennonite), on the Samuel, in 1732, Andrew HUBER, from Germany(?), on the Friendship, in 1741, Valentine SWITZER, from Palatinate, on the Lydia, in 1749, Adam BIDDLE, from Germany(?), in 1755
  • 19th Century : Jane WHITING (#51), from Cork, Ireland, on the Try Again, in 1840
  • see the detailed list of "my" immigrants
  • etc...
 
  • Almond Rudolf MILLS (# 60), ° c. 1830 and wife Margaret BECKNELL (# 61), ° c. 1830, parents of Willima Henry MILLS (#30), ° 4/1864
  • Francis Marion KING (# 62), ° 18/10/1836 Ohio, + 7/10/1903 Farragut, Frement Co IA x 2/2/1859 Illinois Margaret M. BLACK (# 63) ( ° 6/9/1840 Pennsylvania, + 2/1/1908 Farragut IA) parents of Nelly Sophronia KING (#31) (° 1/2/1870)
  • John ABEL (#106), ° Pennsylvania 2/1783, + Green County 22/9/1851, x Mary Sarah WILLIAMSON (°New Jersey 1784, + Green County 1872)
  • Harriet LEWIS (#111) x Shadrack SCOTT (#110) (°Pittsylvania Co VA 22/2/1790, + Henry Co IA 11/11/1850)
  • Samuel ARMSTRONG (#116), ° Astabula OH 1/10/1833 x Roxie WHEELER (#117) (° Solon NY 25/6/1816, +Fennimore Co WS 14/12/1912)
  • Diana WAGNER (#195) ° Pennsylvania x Richard JOHNSON (° NY, + Morgan Co IL 21/1/1842)
  • Murdoch B. WATKINS (#196) father of Murdoch Benett WATKINS (#98) (° Smith Grove KY, x Warren Co KY 3/3/1834 + Shenandoah IA 1841 x Elizabeth Milred ALMOND)
  • Francis CAREY (#200) x Hannah, parents of John CAREY (° New York 30/9/1802 + Caradoc Canada 26/4/1891, x Lydia WOODHULL)
  • Sarah Granger ALDRICH (# 203), ° London, Midlesex, Ontario 1796, x Benjamin WOODHULL (#202) (° Long Island NY 1777)
  • William WHITING (#204) ° Bandon Ireland <1780 + Bandon >1798 x Bandon c 1798 Mary BARTER (#205)
  • Margaret BURSCHALL (#207) ° 1769 + Bandon, Cork Co IR 6/9/1822 x Bandon c. 1801 George EMERSON (#206)
  • James WILLIAMSON (#214) ° 1756 + 28/3/1840 x Elizabeth EVANS (#215) (°c.1760)
  • John SCOTT (#220) ° <1772 + PA? >1790 x Pittsylvania 28/1/1782 Sophia MURRY (#221) (° 17668 + PA >1790)
  • Jessie WHEELER (#234) ° 18/7/1791 + 23/2/1829 x Nancy TUCKER (#235) (° Connecticut 12/10/1798 + OH? 27/7/1879)
 Writers on the Welty/Schenk side  
  • James A.LONEY (#236) ° 23/12/1783 + OH? 28/1/1846 x 1807 Nancy WARREN (#237)
  • Eudora WELTY, the revered late Southern writer whose works include The Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, The Golden Apples and many other wonderful tales, is a fifth cousin (her Stradonitz # is 192-10-9-11-2-2),
  • You can visit Anne McCALLISTER (the wife of Peter SCHENK, Stradonitz # 454-3-2-3-1-1-1-1), the author of more than forty novels, on her website,
  • Ralph Waldo EMERSON is obviously linked but we have not been able (yet) to establish how...
  • (Of course) Harriet WELTY ROCHEFORT, with French Toast , French Fried and Heureuse comme une américaine en France !
  • And maybe more to come !

Books by family members and about the family include

  • Julius A.LLOYD, Family History - Containing a Brief Account of the Families Anderson, Davies and Wersler, Dixon Ill. 1880 : this is a delightful well-written book !
  • P.L. SCHENK, Memoirs of Johannes Schenck, the Progenitor of the Bushwick L.I. Family of Schenck, Flatbush, L.I., 1876 : rather boring but many facts !
  • FERBER, Geschichte der Familie Schenk von Nydeggen, Köln, 1860 (microfilm)
  • Benjamin Robinson SCHENK M.D. compiled by Adrian Aldebert SCHENK, The Ancestors and Descendents of Rulef Schenk - A Genealogy of the Onondaga County N.Y. Branch of the Schenk Family, Detroit Mich. 1911 (extracts)
  • Peter GIFFORD,Five Generations of Descendents of Peter Welty, Mennonite Settlers who came to Pennsylvania in 1727 (extracts)
  • Shirley Moran WELTY, Welty Family History - Descendents of Peter Welty, the Immigrant, Shumway, Yorba, Cal. 1995 : contains many fascinating stories including a scalping...
  • Henry Dixmude BIDDLE, Notes on the Genealogy of the Biddle Family together with Abstracts of some early Deeds, W.S.Fortescue, Philadelphia, 1895
  • Larry Ruthrauff HOOVER, History of the Ruthrauffs 1560-1925 (extracts)
  • Col.Stephen F.TILLMAN, The Tilghman-Tillman Family 1225-1945 (extracts)
  • Eleanor M.WHITE, The Wyckoff Family in America, Gateway Press, 1983 (2 vol.)
  • More to come
  • We have a copy of these books (in certain cases only extracts or in the form of a microfilm). If you need any information we could provide or have any information to share, please write to us!
 

Ci-après les ascendants au delà desquels je souhaite le plus recevoir des informations pour poursuivre mes recherches :

  • Jacques CHANAS (# 38), ° 1811 La Voulte?, m. Fanny DELOCHE, d. >1843 La Voulte?
  • Anne DEBORD (# 67), ° < 1760 Bromont Lamothe?, m. Joseph COLLANGE 28/4/1778 Bromont Lamothe, d. < 1826 Bromont Lamothe?
  • François LABONNE (# 70), ° < 1790 Clermont Ferrand?, m. Antoinette LAMADON < 1809 Clermont Ferrand, d. > 1836 Clermont Ferrand? and wife Antoinette LAMADON (# 71), ° < 1790, d. > 1836 Clermont Ferrand?
  • Marguerire PEYRARD (# 79), ° 1780 Gilhac, m. Jean Pierre DELOCHE 30/1/1809 Gilhac, d. > 1839 La Voulte
  • Catherine LEBLANC (#131) ° Bromont L. ? < 1747 x Jean THOMAS (#130)
  • Jean COLLANGE ( #132) Bromont L.? <1709 + Bromont L.? <1778 x Bromont L.? <1727 Jeanne GAYON (#133) (B.L. 1705 + BL ? 1/5/1745)
  • François GALLIOT (#138) ° Clermont Fd <1760 + Bromont L.>1779 x Clermont ? < 1779 Marie GAUDINET (#139) (° 7/8/1755,, +>1779)
  • Jean CHARRA (#146) (° Saint Cierge? <1752 + >1770)x <1770 Elisabeth LAFORET (#147) (°<1752 + >1770)
  • Pierre MARTIN (#148) (°Braine 02 < 1755 + Braine? >1804) x < 1773 Jeanne Nicole LEVERT (#149) (°Braine?<1755 + Braine? >1804)
  • Antoine BAC (#150) (° La Voulte? < 1755 +La V oulte? <1804) x La Voulte 6/7/1772 Marie FAURE (#151) (° La Voulte 20/9/1755 + La Voulte < 1804)
  • Mathieu Charles DELOCHE (#156) (°<1765 + Gilhoc? <1809) x <1780 Marie DUBRAUX (#157) (°<1765 + Gilhoc? <1809)
  • Antoine DUMAS (#176) (° St Jory Lasbloux <1758 + St Jory 1/5/1780) x St Jory L. 4/5/1775 Anne PETIT (#177) (°Sorges<1758 + St Jory L. 8/3/1780)
  • Marie LAJONIAS (#179) (°<1758, + St Jory? >1776) x Pierre FAURE (#178)
  • Pierre DUVERDIER (#180) (°Dussac <1780 + Dussac >1785) x Petronille DUBREUIL (#181) (°Dussac <1780)
  • Georges VIACROZE(#188) (°Dussac <1780) x Dussac? c. 1815 Catherine LACOUR (#189)
  • Nicolas RICHARD (#188) (St Germain des Prés?<1779, +<1821) x St Germain des P. <1797 Jeanne FARRANT (#189) (°<1779 + >1821)
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