52 Relatives in 2018 #18 Frederick S Fazel 1872-1878

 Frederick “Freddie” S. Fazel

Remembering one who doesn’t leave much of a paper trail.

relationship: Her 3rd cousin 3x removed

birth: 23 April 1872

parents: Thomas H. Fazel (1845-1918) and Amanda J. Scott (1848-1925)

death: 23 July 1878

burial:  Murray Cemetery, Troy Township, Clarke County, Iowa, United States

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from FindAGrave memorial #20244367

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Cemetery Records, 1662-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Works Project Administration. Graves Registration Project. Washington, D.C.: n.p., n.d..
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 April 2018), memorial page for Freddie Fazel (23 Apr 1872–23 Jul 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20244367, citing Murray Cemetery, Murray, Clarke County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by 46620252 (contributor 46620252) .

 

 

 

52 Relatives in 2018 #17 Robert Berry (1827-1911)

relationship: Her 3x-great-Grandfather

birth:  30 Dec 1827 in Ohio, seems likely since parents married in Gallia County, Ohio in 1825.

1850 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Boone County, Indiana
1860 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
1870 Federal Census reports Indiana as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
1880 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
1900 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
1910 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
Death Record indicates Ohio as birth location.

parents: Joshua Berry (1801-1879) and Anna Thorp (1801-1887)

marriages:

#1 Anna Jewell (1836-1865) on 9 April 1856 in Benton County, Iowa, United States
#2 Martha Brown (1843-1871) on 15 March 1866 in Benton County, Iowa, United States
#3 Sarah F. Cagley (1835-1931) on 27 April 1875 in Benton County, Iowa, United States

children:

With Anna Jewell:
Alice A. Berry (1856-1949) married Adam Alexander Fetherkile (1852-1937)
Nancy Jane Berry (1859-1939) married John F Fetherkile (1856-1937) brother of AA Fetherkile
Welthy Berry (1860-1865)
John Berry (1862-1865)

With Martha Brown:
James William Berry (1867-1940) married Nellie Louisa Waddle (1875-1941)

With Sarah Cagley:
Ida A Berry (1876-1937) married Fred W Burrell (1862-1950)

death:  24 Jul 1911 in Benton County, Iowa, United States

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

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Taken from FindAGrave memorial #50646847

 

Sources:

“Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XVWP-4XC : 11 March 2018), Robert Berry, 24 Jul 1911; citing Polk, Urbana, reference p 94; FHL microfilm 1,871,333.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 April 2018), memorial page for Robert Berry (1827–1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50646847, citing Kisling Cemetery, Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by colette harrison (contributor 47022055) .
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Iowa, County, District and Probate Courts.

 

52 Relatives in 2018 #16 Elijah Day Fillmore 1778-1856

Elijah Day Fillmore

relationship:  Her 1st cousin 7x removed

Elijah is the great-grandson of Abigail Tilton Fillmore Bell (1679-1727) of this post.

birth:  8 April 1778 in Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, United States

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parents:  Nathaniel Fillmore (1740-1814) and Hepzibah Wood (1747-1783)

marriage:   date unknown

spouse:  Sarah Armstrong

children:

Ira Armstrong Fillmore (1798-1887)
Lydia Fillmore (1802-1888) married Gaius Rudd
Morial Fillmore (1804-1882) married Enos Wood Rudd
Fanny Fillmore (1806-1808)
Merritt Fillmore (1808-1833)
Fanna Fillmore (1810-1891) married Daniel Paddock
Eliza Fillmore (1813-1878) married Roswell Day
Jenette Fillmore (1816-1875) married David Lillie
Finette Fillmore (1818-1845)
Elijah Day Fillmore (1823-1891) married 1) Abagail Chase; 2) Arianna Rebecca Thayer

death: 11 July 1856 in Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, United States

burial: Kingsley Cemetery, Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, United States

picture taken from FindAGrave site

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Sources:

Ancestry.com. Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records through 1870. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records, 1871–1908. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 April 2018), memorial page for Elijah Fillmore (8 Apr 1778–11 Jul 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12320693, citing Kingsley Cemetery, Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Nancy D (contributor 46812519)  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12320693
Cassano, Lynne M., ed.. Bennington, Vermont Cemetery Inscriptions [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

52 Relatives in 2018 #14 Adam H Featherkile (1812-1896)

Adam Henry Featherkile

relationship: Her 3x-great-Grandfather

Excerpt from Urbana Bicentennial:  (http://iagenweb.org/benton/history/urbana/bios.htm)
He was born in Kentucky in 1812, and came to Urbana in October of 1852. He had 314 ½ acres of land, valued at $30 an acre. He married Jemima Barley in June of 1832. She died in June of 1837. Mr. Fetherkile then married Sindey Bailey in December of 1837. She died in August of 1841 and left one child. He married Amelia Holley in 1843 and divorced her in 1849. She, also, left one child. He then married Nancy Powley in 1849. She died in October of 1850. He then married Sarah Weysong in April of 1851. They had eight children. He was a democrat, held office of Township Trustee, and was a member of the Dunkard Church. He was among early settlers and made all he had with fine improvements by his untiring energy and perseverance.

Adam Henry Featherkile/Fetherkile made his way through much of the midwest.  Born in Kentucky (just south of Louisville), he moved to eastern Arkansas.  From there he moved to Indiana and then to Iowa.  In the early to mid 1800’s, this wouldn’t have been a quick or easy trip.  (see map below)

While researching this branch, we went to Adam’s home town area (Bardstown, Kentucky).  We walked along the short remaining portion of the Cobblestone Path, overcome with awe that each able-bodied man was required to help build the road, knowing my ancestor probably stood or walked along this same path over 200 years before me and his father helped build it.  The clerks in Bardstown records were amazing!  Thank you!

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One of many pictures we took of the Cobblestone Path. June 2013

We also went to Boone County, Indiana.  The library has a great genealogy section with many of the original records from the courthouse.  After they were digitized, the courthouse gave them to the library.  It is always such a thrill to see the original records!

His final destination was Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  He arrived here between 1851 and 1856 (based on marriage and state census records).  I still have relatives living in this same small rural town.  When I spent summers here growing up, the population was about 500.  It now has about 1500 people.  The cemetery has 4 generations of Fetherkile’s buried here.

Below is a map taking the current roadways and the quickest time.  Who knows for sure if they went from one destination directly to the next or made stops along the way.  So far there are no documents supporting long-term stops along the way.  Even using this, I don’t know if the family traveled by foot, horse/cart, boat, train, or a combination of all.

birth:  1 April 1812 in Nelson County, Kentucky, United States

parents:  George Fetherkile (1765-1842) and Mary Bailey (1780-1850)

marriages:

#1. Jemima Bailey (1817-1837) married 17 June 1832 in Phillips County, Arkansas, United States

#2. Sidney Bailey (? – 1841) married 25 November 1837 in Phillips County, Arkansas, United States

#3. Permelia Holley (1820-?) married 10 May 1843 in Orange County, Indiana, United States.  Adam filed for divorce 1 Dec 1847 citing abandonment.

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#4. Nancy Pauley (1814-1850) married 3 May 1849 in Boone County, Indiana, United States

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#5. Sarah Morgan Wysong (1825-1904) married 19 April 1851 in Boone County, Indiana, United States

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children:

Born to Sidney Bailey:
Lucinda Margaret Fetherkile (1840-1860)

Born to Permelia Holley:
George M Fetherkile (1844-1931) married 1) Emmeline Kinser; 2) Carrie Ardelia Vesper; 3) Sarah Jenette Hawley; 4) Clara

Born to Nancy Pauley:
William M. Fetherkile (1850-1850)

Born to Sarah Wysong:
Adam Alexander Fetherkile (1852-1937)
married Alice Berry (1856-1949)
Mary Polly Fetherkile (1855-1923) married  1) George W Goings (1852-1887) 2) Josiah Godfrey Holloway (1835-1910)
John F Fetherkile (1856-1937) married Nancy Jane (Jennie) Berry (1859-1939)
Abraham Washington Fetherkile (1859-1935) married Lodema Sylvia Jobes (1867-1940)
Sarah Jemina Fetherkile (1860-1923) married William Henry Porter (1857-1943)
Mary Elizabeth Fetherkile (1862-1942) married Elmer Asa Chambers (1858-1935)
Nancy Caroline Fetherkile (1865-1944) married  John R Porter (1864-1928)
Julia Fetherkile (1868-1907) married Adolphus E Moore (1862-?)

death:  5 May 1896 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

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

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photo taken by me.  posted also on findagrave.com

 

Sources:

Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992; Hunting For Bears, comp.;
Ancestry.com Operations Inc; 2004
Orange County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1826-1920 Inclusive Volum, Original Record Location County Clerk’s Office Pao; Book: C- 2; Page: 124.;
Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; Ancestry.com Operations Inc; 2005

Divorces of Boone County, IN 1830-1879 By MARILYN S. WALKER

Boone County Order Book Civil , Book 4, page 200.  Divorce proceedings.

Index of Divorces in Boone County, IN 1830-1879 http://www.leblib.org/departments/heritage/archive/vr_divorce183079.pdf

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94049856/adam-henry-featherkile

52 Relatives in 2018 #4 Caroline Colegrove Burrell (1829-1922)

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)

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

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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.

children:
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.

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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.

 

Citations:

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

Genealogy Fun – Three Degrees of Separation

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Three Degrees of Separation idea by Randy Seaver at Geneamusings.com

This is actually my Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun!  This was an easy activity to determine how far back in time can you go with three degrees of separation.  That means “you knew an ancestor, who knew another ancestor, who knew another ancestor.”

So for Her:

– She met her maternal great-grandfather Harry Cecil Fetherkile (1884-1980) in the early 70’s.  Her family would travel most summers and visit Grandpa Fetherkile until his death.
– Grandpa F. lived in the same small Iowa town his entire life and knew his paternal grandfather Adam Henry Fetherkile (1812-1896) who moved to this same town in the early 1850’s.  Both grandfathers are buried in the Urbana Cemetery along with her maternal grandmother. 

Her maternal line goes back to 1812.

– She remembers meeting her paternal great-grandmother Mary Harriet (Hallie) Squires Marshall Gott Burton (1891-1974) in the late 60’s.  Grandma Burton also lived in Iowa about 3 hours drive from her Fetherkile relatives.  Mom and Dad met in California.
– Grandma B. had to have known her maternal grandmother Elizabeth Ruth Cross McCann (1823-1912) since we have a photo of Grandma McCann with Grandma B’s younger sisters.  Dad remembers Aunt Ruth who is buried just a few miles from us.

Her paternal line goes back to 1823.

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So for Him:

– He met his maternal great-grandmother Lurena Dell (Lulu) Hill Farley (1881-1965) at birth!
– Grandma F. was born and raised in the same Nebraska town as her maternal grandparents Townsend Berkley Huff (1830-1904) and Nancy Talbert Huff (1834-1912).  

His maternal line goes back to 1830.

– His paternal line is not able to go to the third “separation”.  He met his paternal grandfather at birth and knows that he was an immigrant in 1907.  He never returned to his native country and we do not have names for any ancestors except his father at this time.  Hopefully soon!

She is Related to a President #3 (Roosevelt)

Once you start documenting a connection to one “famous” person, it seems like you can’t stop until you’ve gotten all of them done.  My grandmother used to say we “came over on the Mayflower”.  I really didn’t believe it was the actual Mayflower but research has proven Grandma right!

The only President of the United States she had heard of us being connected to was Millard Fillmore.  Grandma would be surprised to know we are related to so many others – no matter how distantly!

So now for the big reveal – Franklin Delano Roosevelt is also a descendant of John Howland of the Mayflower!

Here is how FDR is my 7th cousin 4x removed.