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, June 28, 2012

Samuel Lockhart of Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey

in 1733 a Samuel Lockhart served as a witness to a will for Matthew Moore.

Abstracts of Wills", NJ Archives, First Series, Vol. XXX, p343

 Is this the same Samuel Lockhart who was master of a ship that often sailed from Perth Amboy, New Jersey? And what other information is available on him?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Born Today on My Family Tree

I saw this on another genealogy blog and wanted to try it here as well. People born today on my family tree:

Orvis Carson Whitacre in 1928
son of  Leslie G. Whitacre and Clara Virginia Pugh
husband of Deloris Kerns and Doris Marie Kerns
my 2nd cousin 1 time removed via my Pugh ancestors

Ethel Heaps in 1910
daughter of Thomas Heber Heaps and Susannah Alvey
very distantly related via my Denny line, though ironically enough I assumed it was my father's line because Ethel is from Escalante, Utah and Heaps, Alvey, Roundy, etc are all names down around there, but, actually, it goes like this:

Susannah Alvey had a sister named Anna Elizabeth.
Anna Elizabeth Alvey married James Issac Barker.
James Issac Barker's brother was Peter Barker.
Peter Barker's son Peter Orrin Barker married Johanna Roundy.
Her brother Ammon Roundy married Elizabeth Liston.
They had Blanche Louise Roundy.
She married Rufus Stice.
His mother was Alice Mae Speer.
Her mother was Rachel Isabelle Lunsford.
Her mother was Sarah Ann Denny.
Her father was William Robert Denny.
His father was Robert Denny.
His sister Margery Denny was my 5th great-grandmother.

More simply put, Ethel's uncle's nephew's niece's mother-in-law's 3rd great-grandgrandfather is the same as my 6th great-granduncle (technically, you could say we're not actually related, but, for interest's sake, we are 'connected' through relations, and it's easier to just say 'very distantly related').

Henry R. Hallam  in 1896
husband of Alice Barbara Kline
His wife Alice is my 1st cousin 3 times removed via my Wingerter ancestors

William Samuel Howard in 1881
son of Andrew Jackson Howard and Ann Eliza Hodgson
William is my 3rd cousin 3 times removed via my Hodgson ancestors

Emma Streit in 1878
wife of Lemuel Clark Alexander
Emma is my distant relative via marriages on my Lockhart line (I'm not doing what I did for Ethel on all these folks, it was just so interesting that it was my mom's line not my dad's that I connected to Ethel on. With Emma, I don't have who her parents are and as she is a Streit, she's possibly more closely related than I am currently aware of, since I am descended from Streits. For now, just 'distant relative' will have to do.)

Aretha Alice Breeze in 1875
daughter of Margaret Lucinda Underwood and Lieutenant Cornelius Newkirk
wife of Wycliffe G. Jackson
very distant relative on my Lockhart line

John White Addison  in 1846
son of Sallie Dearborn Lockhart and Dr. John Addison
John White Addison is my 1st cousin 4 times removed via my Lockhart ancestors

Massie Whitacre in 1825
daughter of Wilson Whitacre and Rachel Kerns
wife of William Henry Mauzy
distant relative via marriages on my Oates line

Jane Bond in 1664
daughter of James Bond and Anne Parker
wife of John Whitaker (or Whitacre) Jr.
Jane is distantly (oh, very) related to me through marriage on my Oates line

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

State Representative from Adams County, Ohio - Josiah Lockhart 14th Legislative Session 1815-1816

What I find to be the most interesting pieces of business mentioned, are that they moved the state capital to Columbus, outlawed dueling, and in the process of setting up laws to restrict 'gaming' two types are mentioned. One, is shooting a gun across a city street. The other is exhibiting a puppet show for pay.

from the book Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... By William Alexander Taylor, Aubrey Clarence Taylor

Oh, yes, Josiah Lockhart is my 4th Great-Grandfather. And I notice among the men he served with at least one he would have already known from his service in the War of 1812 - Duncan MacArthur, who was the General commanding the Regiment he served in.

Sidenote: I got to thinking about WHY you would outlaw puppet shows and realized, well, not all puppet shows are put on by your local library or Mr. Rogers. Puppet shows could have had rather vulgar humor and so they may have felt that this contributed to tearing down the moral fabric of society - profanity, crude jokes, and obscene acts, albeit by puppets but encouraged by the crowd, and the crowd encouraged by the show. Just in case anyone else was as innocent about that as I was at first glance!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mattie M. Boteler - 2nd Cousin 4 Times Removed on my Lockhart line

This is a review of a book written by Mattie M. Boteler (review published in 1897). Mattie was the editor of various religious publications, wrote religious themed books, as well as several hymns. She is a distant cousin of mine. Second cousin four times removed. We both descend from Major Robert Volney Lockhart and Margery Denny. Her mother was Martha Lockhart, daughter of Samuel Lockhart, son of Robert and Margery. Martha married Edward Boteler and Mattie was their fifth child.

Mattie M.Boteler - born 1860, died 1929 (though I also found 1921 as a possible death date), buried in the Old Silvercreek Cemetery, Jamestown, Greene County, Ohio.She also lived in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was editor for various magazines.

This is one of her quotes:

What is virtue? When you say of a medicine or of a food, "It has virtue," you mean that it has positive qualities that are worth the same thing. It is not enough for the Christian that he leave off his old sins. He must have positive goodness. He must be worth something to the world. It should be said of the Christian, wherever he is, "virtue goes out from him."
—Mattie M. Boteler, Christian Standard, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 27, 1920.