52 Relatives in 2018 #8 Samuel Beebe

Samuel Beebe

relationship:  7x great-grandfather

born:   16 July 1697  registered in New London, Connecticut, United States

parents:  Samuel Beebe (1661 – 1742) and Elizabeth Rogers (1658 – 1716)

marriage:  1 Jan 1717 registered in New London, Connecticut, United States

spouse:  Ann Lester (1698 – 1750)

Elizabeth Beebe (1719 – ?) married William King
Samuel Beebe (1721-1768)
Eliphalet Beebe (1723-1745)
Elnathan Beebe (1725-?)
Hannah Beebe (1727-1736)
Amon Beebe (1729-1739)
Theophilus Beebe (1730-1794)
Lucretia Beebe (1732-1799) married Thomas Lester
Silas Beebe (1734-?) married Lydia Terry
Hannah Beebe (1736-?)
Amon Beebe (1739-?)
Jemima Beebe (1743-1831) married Thomas Butler
Jerusha Beebe (1743-?)

death:  15 February 1763 in Southold, Suffolk County, New York, United States

will:  written 10 Feb 1763
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52 Relatives in 2018 #7 Elizabeth Holt Fox

Elizabeth Christophers Holt Fox

relationship: Her 4x great-grandmother

birth: 6 February 1796 in New London, Connecticut

parents: Ebenezer Holt Jr (1760-1835) and Elizabeth Christophers (1764-1851)

Elizabeth is a possible Daughter of the American Revolution through her father, a Revolutionary War Patriot, and her grandfather, Ebenezer Holt Sr.   She is also a Mayflower descendant through William Brewster.

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

marriage: 26 December 1816 to Thomas Lester Fox (1794-1865) in New London, Connecticut


*  Elizabeth Holt Fox (1818-1841)
*  Thomas William Fox (1820-1896)
*  Christopher Holt Fox (1821-?)
*  Charles James Fox (1825-1828)
*  Caroline L Fox (1830-1903)
*  Maria Louisa Fox (1831-1832)
*  Louisa M Fox (1834-?)
*  Charles J Fox (1836-1917)

Civil War (1861-1865)

death: 30 April 1883

burial:  East Neck Cemetery.  Waterford, New London Co, Connecticut, United States

Fox Lester and Elizabeth headstone
from findagrave memorial #60918269  Photo posted on FG by ridercoach0412



New London Vital Records 1646-1854.  Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Ancestry.com. War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data: War of 1812 Pension Applications. Washington D.C.: National Archives. NARA Microfilm Publication M313, 102 rolls. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group Number 15.


52 Relatives in 2018 #6 Adam Fetherkile

Adam Alexander Fetherkile

relationship:  Her 2x great-grandfather

birth:  11 November 1852 in Polk City, Benton County, Iowa, United States to Adam Henry Fetherkile (1812-1896) and Sarah Morgan (Sally) Wysong (1825-1904).  Adam A was born just a short time after his parents moved here from Indiana.

marriage:  29 January 1879 in Benton County, Iowa, United States to Alice A. Berry (1856-1949), daughter of Robert Berry (1827-1911) and Anna Jewell (1836-1865)


Frank C Fetherkile (1881-1901)
Harry Cecil Fetherkile (1884-1980)
John Andrew Fetherkile (1886-1936)
Clarence Leland Fetherkile (1900-1980)

other life information:  Adam (Alex) lived his life as a farmer in the same community.  In 1886, his parents deeded their farm to him.  This farm is still in the family.

death:  22 December 1937

burial:  Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States.


Fetherkile headstone adam alice

AA fetherkile obit

52 Relatives in 2018 #5 Marcus Lafayette Smith

Marcus Lafayette Smith

relationship:  Her 3rd great-grandfather

birth:  20 January 1825 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States to Russell Smith (1777-1828) and Lydia Wright (1785-1841)

According the his obituary (see below) he remained in Connecticut until the Gold Rush.  During this time he went to California to seek his fortune.

marriage:  12 June 1852 in Connecticut to Caroline L. Fox (1830-1903)

* Andrew Holt Smith (1854-1914)
* George Fox Smith (1856-1915)
* Walter N. W. Smith (1870-1884)

Sometime between 1852 and 1860, the family moved to Na-au-say, Kendall County, Illinois, United States and remained until the early 1880’s.  By the 1885 Florida State Census, the family was living in Daytona, Volusia County, Florida, United States.

Marcus registered for the Civil War Draft.  I have found no documents supporting he actually served.

death:  3 May 1902 in Volusia County, Florida, United States.  Cause of death:  accident.  I can’t find anything to say what kind of accident occurred.

SMITH_Marcus death cert-page-001

burial:  Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, Untied States

Image taken by findagrave member cherokee



Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38213134

52 Relatives in 2018 #4 Caroline Colegrove Burrell

Caroline Janette Colegrove Burrell

relationship:  Her 3x-great-grandmother

birth:  3 Feb 1829 in Fairfax, Franklin County, Vermont, United States to Clark Colegrove (1793-1853) and Permilla Ingersoll (1792-1853).

The Colegrove family moved from Franklin County, Vermont to Will County, Illinois sometime between the 1840 Census and 1847 when Clark and Permilla Colegrove gave a statement of witnessing the marriage of Jeremiah Austin (who was married to Clark’s sister Esther)

clark colegrove deposition re marriage of austin 2 (2)

marriage: 20 April 1848 in Planfield, Will County, Illinois, United States to John Louis Burrell (1821-1909)

jBurrel cColegrove M3-page-001

The new Burrell family stayed in Will County, Illinois until at least 1880.  By 1895, Caroline and John Burrell were living in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa until their death.

Jay Dyer Burrell (1849-1910)
Emma Jane Burrell (1851-1889)
Frank Burrell (1853-1923)
Mary Burrell (1855-1855)
Hattie Burrell (aft 1860-1864)
Dow Louis Burrell (1857-1952)
Katherine Mae Burrell (1859-1942)

Fred W Burrell (1862-1950)
Jesse C Burrell (1869-1962)
Lottie Blanch Burrell (1872-1971)

death:  14 January 1922 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

I always find it interesting when they put cause of death as senility.  In 2018, we think of senility as a mental decline, but in 1922 it included the physical weakening of the body due to age.


burial:  Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States (pictures taken by me, posted to FindAGrave.com  [interesting side note:  Smith headstone in picture is for her daughter Katherine Burrell Smith]


Caroline’s Travels

I doubt they walked the entire way but I can’t imagine riding in a wagon was much quicker than walking.



NARA M804. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.  https://www.fold3.com/image/11070717terms=jeremiah%20austin%20clark%20colegrove
Will County, Illinois Marriage Licenses retrieved from Family History Library, Salt Lake City, film #2342625
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 January 2018), memorial page for Caroline J. Colegrove Burrell (3 Feb 1829–1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94048047, citing Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by barbmatu (contributor 47757217) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94048047/caroline-j.-burrell

52 Relatives in 2018 #2 Samuel Simon Wysong

relationship:  Her 3rd cousin, 4x removed

birth:  21 December 1840 to David Wysong (1811-1884) and Sarah Cook (1810-1883)

marriage #1:  7 January 1866 to Mary J. Williams (1844-1880) in Preble Co, Ohio, United States

marriage #2:  20 February 1881 to Sarah A Fritz (1845-1903) in Preble Co, Ohio, United States

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children: There doesn’t appear to be any children.  1900 Federal Census indicates that Sarah had never had children and private family records do not show any children.

military:  I haven’t found any evidence he participated in the Civil War.

death:  6 January 1904, Preble Co, Ohio, United States

burial:  Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria, Preble Co, Ohio, United States

Link: FindAGrave, memorial #24788778, photo by Greg Wolf



Ancestry.com. Ohio, Compiled Marriage Index, 1803-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001
Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Year: 1900; Census Place: Twin, Preble, Ohio; Roll: 1315; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1241315
Ancestry.com. Web: Preble County, Ohio, Death Index, 1835-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.