In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How are we related?

This is a cousin tree, got it from Wikipedia. Does a very nice job of showing how you determine your relationship to another person in your family.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Harriet B. Henshaw

Death Records in the Clerk's Office in Frederick County, Virginia, Beginning in 1853

Tuscarora Graveyard, Berkeley County, West Virginia, Originally in Frederick County, Virginia, Two and one half miles from Martinsburg

Harriet B., Wife of Wm. S. Henshaw, b. Mar 12, 1793, d 1870

William Slaughter Henshaw, Harriet's husband, is my 1st cousin, 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Nicholas Henshaw and Rebecca Boulware Smith. They are his grandparents and my 7th great-grandparents.

Um, WOW!

This is a quilt. Found on the blog Eiloren.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Marcus Henry Larrick

Source: Death Records in the Clerk's Office in Frederick County, Virginia, beginning in 1853

page 86

Larrick, Marcus Henry b. Jan 12, 1855 - d. Dec 5, 1917, son of John Henry and Elizabeth (Fisher) Larrick. Info by E. W. Adams, son-in-law.

Marcus Henry Larrick is my 2nd cousin 4 times removed, our common ancestors are Casper Larrick and Elizabeth Sundown. Casper and Elizabeth are my 5th great-grandparents. I come through their son Frederick and Marcus comes through his brother Henry Larrick. My 3rd great-grandmother was Frederick's daughter Elizabeth Larrick and Marcus' father was Henry's son John Henry Larrick. After Elizabeth, I come through her son Smith Jonathan Pugh and his daughter Mary Ellen Pugh was my great-grandmother. Her son William James Lockhart, Sr. was my grandfather and his youngest daughter is my mother.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Joseph Edward Larrick and Julian Larrick

Death Records in the Clerk's Office in Frederick County, Virginia, beginning in 1853

p 86

Joseph Edward Larrick born 22 Nov 1853 and died 22 Jun 1914
son of John H. Larrick and Elizabeth Fisher Larrick. Information given by his son Julian Larrick.

I am related to these people in this manner:

John H. Larrick -1st cousin 5 times removed (common ancestors are Casper Larrick and Elizabeth Sundown, his grandparents and my 5th great-grandparents)
Elizabeth Fisher - only through this marriage
Joseph Edward Larrick - 2nd cousin 4 times removed (same common ancestors, but they are his great-grandparents)
Julian Larrick - 3rd cousin 3 times removed

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I have a passion for collecting, probably too many different things. Right now I have one small cereal bowl of Spode's Blue Italian dinnerware, the pattern on the dishes in the picture (the large soup tureen, is to me the holy grail of this line of dishes, far too expensive for me right now, but someday).

Something I have never yet collected, because they've been so flippin' expensive, are Hummel figurines. Tiny little things, but worth a few hundred dollars apiece. Right now, though, their value has plummeted, which I can't help thinking is a 'good' thing for those of us who would like to be able to own some Hummels. In fact, I hope their value remains low for awhile (or forever, either way) because I don't actually have money to buy them even though they are no longer so expensive. Look, I'm talking about being passionate about collecting something - it doesn't matter what the value is to anyone else if you are passionate about it. You have a natural joy and appreciation that comes from the item, so it doesn't matter if they're "worth" anything. Their worth is not in money. Still, there's something to owning things that you value that are considered high quality and worth having. But ask me if I'd rather have one Hummel figurine or a cross stitch magazine or pattern that I might not be able to give away, much less sell. (as to the spode, I suppose I would rather have that than the xstitch designs). Although, when I find a way to have both, I am doubly pleased.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jane Davidson

Death Records in the Clerk's Office in Frederick County, Virginia, beginning in 1853

page 83

Jane Fries is listed as the daughter of Sam and Susan Davidson, born 1799 and died Jun 8, 1876, age 77.

Samuel and Susanna Davison (or Sam and Susan Davidson) are my 5th great-grandparents, so Jane is my 5th great aunt.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

William Carper Sr. and Catherine "Kitty" Drake family

From research I did about 6 years ago. Kitty is a nickname for Catherine.

Death Records in the Clerk's Office in Frederick County, Virginia, beginning in 1853

Kitty Carper daughter of Francis Drake and Eve Lawyer. Born 1793. Married William Carper, Sr. Died Nov 8 1865 at age 72.

1850 Census for District 16 of Frederick County, Virginia

William Carper's age is 59 in this census, occupation farmer, born in VA. Wife Catharine, age 56 and born in VA and sons James H. age 16 farmer born in VA and son Frederick age 14 born in VA.

1860 Census for District 2 of Frederick County, Virginia

William Carper, Sr.'s age is 69, occupation farmer, born in VA. wife Kitty age 65 born in VA. son Frederick age 24 farm laborer born in VA. Harriet L. Lambrick age 18 a domestic born in VA. was also in this household.

William Carper, Sr. is a very distant relative - he is my 1st cousin, 6 times removed. This is because our common ancestor is just one generation beyond William's father Frederick Carper. The common ancestor is Philip Carper (I come through his son Philip Carper, Jr.). We are 6 times removed because that's how many generations separate William and I. William and Kitty's two youngest sons mentioned above, James and Frederick, would be my 2nd cousins, 5 times removed. We are one generation closer to each other - so 5 times removed, and 2nd cousins because they are one generation farther from the common ancestor.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Eliza Ann Hodgson and Jonathan T. Jenkins family

Here's information I got doing genealogy research about 5 years ago or so.

1850 Census for Virginia

John Jenkins age 47 born in VA
Eliza Jenkins age 38 born in VA (John's wife)
Ann E. Jenkins age 15 born in VA (daughter)
John R. Jenkins age 11 born in VA (son)
James M. Jenkins age 7 (born in VA) (son)

1850 Census for District 16, Frederick County, VA

John Padget age 60 farmer born in England
Jane Padget age 56 born in England
Easton Padget age 25 farmer born in VA
Thomas Padget age 18 farmer born in VA

in the household of William Ford
James Padget age 20 laborer born in VA
Henry Padget age 21 laborer born n VA

1860 Census for Frederick County, Virginia

John McVicar age 45 coach smith Born in Nova Scotia
Catharine McVicar age 39 born in VA
Charles W. McVicar age 19 coach maker born in VA
Mary C. McVicar age 17 born in VA
Rachel M. McVicar age 12 born in VA
Robert McVicar age 7 born in VA
Mildrid McVicar age 4 born in VA
Henry McVicar age 1 born in VA

1880 Census for Stonewall, Frederick County, Virginia

Eliza Jenkins age 68 born in VA both parents born in VA
Ann Padgett age 46 born in VA both parents born in VA
John E. Padgett age 17 born in VA both parents born in VA laborer

for Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia

Henry H. Jenkins age 27 railroad employee
Emma Jenkins age 25 sick of consumption, born in VA, both parents born in VA
Harry C. Jenkins age 4 born in VA, both parents born in VA
Robert G. Jenkins age 3 born in VA, both parents born in VA

1900 Census for Stonewall, Frederick County, Virginia

Ann Padgett age 65
John Padgett age 36 (son)

1910 Census for Frederick County, Virginia

John E. Padgett age 47 born in VA
Leara E. Padgett age 31 born in VA
James A. Padgett age 3 born in VA

Death Records in the Clerk's Office in Frederick County, Virginia, beginning in 1853

Some Gravestone Inscriptions from the Old Lutheran and German Reform Cemeteries - Now a part of Mt. Hebron Cemetery

Ann Eliza Jenkins died Nov 3 1880 aged 68 years 7 months and 16 days
John T. Jenkins died Feb 19 1866 aged 62 years 9 mo. and 3 days
Anna E. Padgett Sept 3, 1834-Jan 27, 1908

Eliza and Jonathan Jenkins are my 3rd great-grandparents and their son James M. is my 2nd great-grandfather (his son Oscar Miller is my great-grandfather, father to my grandmother Dellitt Elizabeth Jenkins). Eliza and Jonathan's daughter Ann married a Padgett. Ann would be my 3rd great-aunt. Her son John would be my 1st cousin 3 times removed. His son James A. Padgett would be my 2nd cousin twice removed. Ann's brother Henry is my 3rd great-uncle, and he married Emma. Their sons Harry and Robert would also be my 1st cousins 3 times removed. Ann and Henry's brother John R. Jenkins married Rachel McVicar. Their daughters Flora and Minnie are also my 1st cousins 3 times removed.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rosella McCormick's family

I found the following on Rosella McCormick's family (Rosella married Theodore Wingerter).

1900 Census for Springfield, Mahoning County, Ohio

Jacob McCormick age 41 born in Ohio, father born in Ireland and mother in Pennsylvania
Mary B. McCormick age 34 (wife) born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio
Rosella McCormick age 16 born in Ohio
Esta M. McCormick age 12 born in Ohio
William H. McCormick age 6 born in Ohio
Homer McCormick age 1 born in Ohio

Rosella was married to my 1st cousin, 3 times removed (Theodore Wingerter) and her children are my 2nd cousins twice removed.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lee D. Shoup

oops! I forgot to include this in the post on Laura Mae Wingerter. This is her son Lee.

1930 Census for Green, Wayne County, Ohio

Lee Shoup age 22 born in Ohio, parents both born in Ohio
Irene Shoup age 19 (wife) born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio

Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, 1938-1944, 1958-2002

Lee D. Shoup
Birthdate 14 Jul 1907
Holmes County, Ohio
Died 28 May 1993
2:00 a.m. at home
Wayne County
Age 85
Mother's maiden name: Wingerter
Education: 10
Agricultural Production, crops

Lee is my 2nd cousin twice removed (we are 1 generation closer than I and his mother Laura, but he is one generation farther away from our common ancestors John Wingerter and Barbara Dellit -who are his great-grandparents, so 2 generations past his parents and then 2 generations separate Lee and I). He would be a 2nd cousin once removed to my mother, as they are one generation closer to each other but the common ancestor is still 2 generations away from him.

Lena B. Wingerter

Research I did on Lena B. Wingerter, daughter of Abraham Abram Wingerter and Nancy J. Adams and her husband Oliver Howard Fetter.

1910 Census for Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio

Lena B. Wingerter age 18 hired girl in the home of Norman A. Lind age 29

WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918

Oliver Howard Fetter
birthdate 8 Oct 1890
in East Union, Ohio
Home in Dalton Ohio
Employed by Scott Camp, Dalton, Ohio
Tall, medium build, blue eyes, dark hair
Right arm broken, leg crippled playing baseball
Registered at Winchester, Virginia June 1, 1917
No record in Wayne County cards, reason for re-registration

1920 Census for Baughman, Wayne County, Ohio

Oliver H Tetter age 28
Lena Tetter age 28

1930 Census for Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio

O H Fetter age 39
Lena B. Fetter age 38

WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Oliver Howard Fetter
born 8 Oct 1890
Residence: Wayne County, Ohio
Birth: Wayne County, Ohio
340 E North St.
Wooster, Wayne County
had a telephone
age 51
wife: Lena Fetter

Social Security Death Index

Lena Fetter
Born 11 May 1891
Died Jan 1984

Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, 1938-1944, 1958-2002

Oliver H. Fetter
est. birth 1890
Death Date: 12 Nov 1968
Wooster Community Hospital
Wooster, Wayne County
age 78
Certifier: Physician
no autopsy
Marital status: Married

Lena B. Fetter
Died 3 Jan 1984
in long-term care facility
Orrville, Wayne County
age 92
Certifier: Physician
Autopsy: Yes
Marital Status: Widowed

Lena is my 1st cousin, 3 times removed. Her grandparents, John Wingerter and Mary Barbara Dellit are my 3rd great grandparents. (though that is not why we are '3 times removed'. First cousins because the common ancestors we share are 1 generation past her parents and 3 times removed because I was born that many generations after her).

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Laura Mae Wingerter

1910 Census
Laura M. Shoup age 23
David J Shoup age 26 (spouse)
Lee D. Shoup age 2 (son)

1920 Census for Green, Wayne County, Ohio

Hayes Adams age 39 born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia
May Adams age 33 born in Ohio
Leo Shoup age 12 born in Ohio
Hilda F. Shoup age 9 born in Ohio
Irvin C. Shoup age 7 born in Ohio

1930 Census for Massilon, Stark County, Ohio

living at a boarding house Hilda Shoup age 19

My theory is this: that Laura Mae Wingerter and May Adams are the same person. In which case the three Shoup children in the 1920 census are her children from her first marriage to David Ira Shoup (the J in the 1910 census should probably be an I). She would have married Hayes Adams after her husband David was killed by a train in 1912 (he and his father were both killed by a train on Oct 18).

I have in my records, though, that Abram and Nancy had an infant daughter named Laura Mae. I haven't puzzled this out entirely. But that's what I have so far.