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My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Aaron Kilbourn, Interesting Life -- Amanuensis Monday

From: The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourn, by Payne K. Kilbourne, 1856.  Pgs. 297-302. Aaron  Kilborn is my 3rd great-grandfather and he was married to Almira Richardson, my brick-wall ancestor. (Article is longer, but I condensed it.)

"AARON KILBOURN, born in Killingworth, Sept. 3, 1798; m. Almira Richardson, of Orange, Conn., April 9, 1820, and has had seven children, viz., Aaron Richardson, Mehitable Elizabeth, Almira Phinetta, Esther Farnham, Mary Louisa, George Franklin and Benjamin Hart.

His natural propensity for the mechanic arts manifested itself at a very early age, in an almost uncontrollable desire to frequent the blacksmith's shops and mills in the vicinity of his home. At the age of eight years, he began to make water-wheels and play with them in the brook; and while yet in his childhood, he built a small saw-mill with which he used to saw boards in imitation of the larger ones that he had seen. The annual visits of the tailor and shoemaker at his father's house, for the purpose of working up the year's supply of clothes and shoes, were hailed by him with delight, as it gave him an opportunity to indulge his taste and ingenuity in those branches of useful industry. All the tools about his father's house, (which were kept for repairing the implements of the farm,) were also early brought into requisition by the young mechanic, in the manufacture of a variety of indescribable articles. These trifling circumstances are mentioned here, simply as indicative of the early development of the "ruling passion" of our kinsman in a department of business in which he has since become so eminent.

Having prosecuted the usual studies pursued at the district school by lads of his age, when thirteen years old he was apprenticed to a silversmith in East Haddam. He soon found his employment too trifling and monotonous to be pleasant, and felt greatly relieved when set to manufacturing brass clocks. At length his employer took him to Glastenbury to assist in making and putting in operation a set of cotton machinery, on Roaring Brook, under the superintendence of Amos Dean. Here his mind had full scope, and he often felt and said he had never before been so delightfully employed. Soon after completing this contract, his master was engaged to make the machinery for a woollen factory and clothier's works on the site of "Kilborn's Mills," on Salmon River, in the town of East Haddam, which had been owned and occupied by the grandfather of the subject of this sketch fifty years before. The works had then recently been destroyed by fire. He continued actively engaged at this place until July, 1815, when, at his own solicitation, his father annulled his indentures on account of his having left the appropriate business of the trade to which he was apprenticed. After having been employed for a short time in the manufacture of pistols in Berlin, he was engaged by Eli Whitney,  (the celebrated inventor of the cotton gin,) to take a leading part in his manufactory of fire-arms at Whitneyville, with whom he remained until 1825, (the year of that gentleman's death,) when he accepted a situation in the Rifle Factory at Middletown. He had been in the latter place but about a year, when he was induced to return to Whitneyville, by Messrs. P. and E. W. Blake, (the successors of Mr. Whitney,) and take the foremanship in one of the departments of their extensive establishment. He continued in their employ until the 30th of January, 1833, when he commenced business as a machinist, in his own name, in the city of New Haven, where his family have since continued to reside — though he was himself for several years absent from the State. He made the first engine lathe ever manufactured in that county, (with many others) together with machines, boilers, steam-engines, models and patterns, of various sizes and kinds. For several years during his residence in New Haven, he was employed by Prof. Silliman, to make and keep in repair the scientific apparatus connected with the laboratory of Yale College.

In 1840, Mr. Kilborn contracted to make a lot of machinery for the Penitentiary of Georgia, which resulted in his going to Milledgeville in that State, to put it in operation. It consisted of a steam-engine of ten horsepower, with lathes, saws, tenon-machine, mortising-machine and iron-foundry. When he had completed this contract, and was about starting for the north, he was engaged to superintend the labor of the prisoners for a term of years. Accordingly, in the autumn of 1841, he made his second trip to Georgia, accompanied by his eldest son, then about twenty-one years of age. On this occasion he resided at the seat of Government six months, during which time with the aid of the prisoners, he built and completed several passenger, freight and hand cars for the Western Atlantic Railroad — and with no other assistance in the mechanical branches except his son, who had charge of the iron-foundry. These cars he conveyed over a bad common road, a distance of more than ninety miles, to the railroad. During this year, he improved the method of using charcoal in the prison so as to result in a saving sufficient to pay his salary of $100 per month.

On the night after the inauguration of Gov. Crawford, (Nov. 7, 1842,) while Mr. Kilborn was in New Haven, the work-shops and engine-house, including all the machinery connected with the Penitentiary, were destroyed by fire. Mr. Kilborn was immediately sent for, and soon arrived on the ground. The Georgians appear to have imagined that he could do anything; and it was accordingly proposed that he should re-build the edifice. A brief interview with the Governor and other officials convinced them of the correctness of their conjectures as to his ability to accomplish the work. The outline of a plan submitted by him was at once adopted; over a hundred prisoners were placed under his immediate supervision, whom he set at work breaking the ground for the foundations, while he at the same time proceeded in perfecting his designs. The main building was a seventy-two feet octagon, with five wings of the following, dimensions, viz., (1.) 114 by 25 feet. (2.) 156 by 25 feet. (3.) 146 by 30 feet. (4 and 5.) 25 by 25 feet each. All, except the chapel, was in one room, and so arranged as to be under the eye of the assistant keeper, whose stand occupied the centre of the octagon. The walls were of brick, which had been made by the prisoners during the preceding year. The timber, boards and shingles used by him, were all in the tree when he commenced operations. Besides completing this building and refitting the machinery, he erected a prison for the females, with cells, iron doors, locks, &c., a kitchen, hospital, tan-house and paint-house, dug and stoned a well, and enlarged the yard 250 by 100 feet, with walls two feet thick and twenty feet in height — all of which was accomplished in less than six months, by the labor of the prisoners alone, under the superintendence of Mr. Kilborn. Of one hundred and thirty prisoners employed by him, during the time thus occupied, not one was found who could read board measure on the carpenter's square, and only one was a mason by trade, and he was unable to work but part of the lime, and could do but little then. The prison locks and doors were all made of iron, and on his own plan, Mr. Kilborn continued to superintend the operations of the prison for five or six years — spending, however, the warm season of each year with his family at the north. Previous to the introduction of machinery into the Penitentiary, as shown by the annual reports of the Principal Keeper, its yearly expenses exceeded its income some $12,000. When Mr. Kilborn left it, it yielded a net revenue to the State of about $5000 per annum.

While at the south, he was also engaged in finishing the Insane Hospital and in repairing or re-modeling the State House, the Arsenal, several churches, hotels and private houses; and finally erected and put in operation a Cotton Factory — when, his health failing, he returned to his home. During this period, he had also contracted for and sent on to the south more than $50,000 worth of machinery, castings, &c., a large portion of which was the product of Connecticut industry and much of which was from his own works in New Haven.

About this time the first thousand of Colt's Pistols were ordered by our Government for the war with Mexico, in the manufacture of which Mr. Kilborn assisted Mr. Whitney, at the manufactory of fire-arms in Whitneyville. They gave such good satisfaction that Col. Colt subsequently offered him the foremanship of his immense manufactory of Pistols at Hartford, which he declined."

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Earle Kilborn Bishop -- Sunday Obituary

Obituary of my grandfather. I don't like this obit because there is no mention of his first wife, Sarah TenEyck, mother to his three children. He and 2nd wife had no children. In addition, no mention of who his parents were. What I do like is the fact he and I were born in the same hospital.


"From the New Britain Herald, August 24, 1981


EARLE KILBORN BISHOP,
Prominent architect, dies


Earle Kilborn Bishop, 89, of 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain, formerly of 62 Chatham Rd., Kensington, died Sunday at Plainville Convalescent Home.


Born in New Britain, he lived in New Haven until 1922. He then returned to New Britain, where he remained until 1949. He moved to Kensington that year, remaining there until three months ago.


Born in 1891, Mr. Bishop was the son of the late Everett R. Bishop, New Britain's second city clerk.


He attended Yale Art School, majoring in architecture, then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture in 1915.


Soon after graduation, Mr. Bishop became a member of the New Haven Grays. He served with the Second Connecticut U.S. Infantry on the Mexican Border in 1916.


He was also interested in music, serving as organist for the Sunday evening services at Yale University. He also became the organist at Pilgrim Church, New Haven, and was organist and choir director at South Congregational Church, New Britain.


He became a partner in the architectural firm of Perry and Bishop in New Britain in 1927. Mr. Bishop wrote New Britain's building code, which was adopted by the Common Council and published in 1926. He also served on the original zoning commission.


The firm of Perry and Bishop worked on several prominent homes and commercial buildings in New Britain, along with the University of Connecticut administration building, dining hall, dormitories, staff apartment building, and Storrs Congregational Church.


The firm's New Britain accomplishments include the Spanish War Memorial.


Mr. Bishop left Perry and Bishop in 1942. He joined Electric Bond and Share Co., New York City, where he remained until 1957, when he retired.


He was a member of several area civic groups.


Survivors include his wife, Edna (Smart) Bishop of New Britain; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Poole of Acton, Mass., and Mrs. Barbara Boley of Ely, Vt., a son, Dr. Robert Bishop of Dallas, Tex.; a step-son, George J. Simmone of New Britain; 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


Private funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain, at the family's convenience. Burial will be in West Cemetery, Plainville. There are no calling hours."

Saturday, February 26, 2011

STANNARD -- Surname Saturday

During the week, I track the key words people use, in google or any other method, which brings them to my blog. Recently a few people have used the key word Stannard. The first four generations were posted August 28, and below are the remaining two generations. If you wish sources, please contact me. My direct lines are in green.


1.
ABNER STANNARD (JOSEPH STANNARD5, WILLIAM STANNARD4, JOSEPH STANNARD3, JOHN STANNARD2, JOHN STANNARD1) was born 17 DEC 1728 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BET 1800 AND 1810 in Vermont. He was buried in Loomis Cemetery, Georgia, Vermont. He married ELIZABETH BEF 1752 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.



Children of ABNER STANNARD and ELIZABETH were:
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2
  i.
HANNAH STANNARD was born 1752, and died BET 1820 AND 1827 in Porter, Niagara Co., New York.
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3
  ii.
Joseph STANNARD was born 1754 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 30 AUG 1826 in Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont.

4
  iii.
Abner STANNARD was born 1756, and died 1777.

5
  iv.
Benjamin STANNARD was born ABT 25 NOV 1759 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 1779.

6
  v.
Elizabeth STANNARD was born ABT 26 JUN 1763 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

7
  vi.
Asa STANNARD was born ABT 22 SEP 1771 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died in Halifax, North Dakota.



Generation No. 2


2.
HANNAH STANNARD (ABNER STANNARD6, JOSEPH STANNARD5, WILLIAM STANNARD4, JOSEPH STANNARD3, JOHN STANNARD2, JOHN STANNARD1) was born 1752, and died BET 1820 AND 1827 in Porter, Niagara Co., New York. She married DANIEL LAY 14 JAN 1779 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of DANIEL LAY and ANNE \ HANNAH BULL. He was born ABT 17 FEB 1739 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 1825 in At Sea (Was living in Georgia, Vermont). She married Francis KELSEY 30 JUL 1772 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of Jedediah KELSEY and Sarah BUSHNELL. He was born 13 OCT 1751 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 9 OCT 1774 in off Long Island, "by oversetting of the Vessel."



Children of HANNAH STANNARD and DANIEL LAY were:

8
  i.
Anna LAY was born ABT 2 JUN 1780 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

9
  ii.
Hannah LAY was born 16 DEC 1781 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

10
  iii.
Elizabeth LAY was born 25 MAY 1783 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
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11
  iv.
DANIEL LAY was born 21 OCT 1784 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 21 OCT 1861 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

12
  v.
Lewis Abner LAY was born ABT 24 SEP 1786 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
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13
  vi.
Abner LAY was born ABT 21 SEP 1788 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 12 JUN 1867 in Edinboro, Washington Twp., Erie Co., Pennsylvania.

14
  vii.
Lovina LAY was born ABT 23 JAN 1791 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
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15
  viii.
Benjamin LAY was born ABT 9 DEC 1792 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 1844 in of West LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

16
  ix.
John LAY was born ABT 14 DEC 1794 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

17
  x.
Matilda LAY was born 2 MAY 1797 in Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont.

Children of HANNAH STANNARD and Francis KELSEY are:
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18
  i.
Edward KELSEY was born 6 NOV 1772 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 14 APR 1852 in Madison, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
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19
  ii.
Timothy KELSEY was born 7 SEP 1774 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 24 JAN 1861 in Livingstonville, Schoharie Co., New York.

3.
Joseph STANNARD (ABNER STANNARD6, JOSEPH STANNARD5, WILLIAM STANNARD4, JOSEPH STANNARD3, JOHN STANNARD2, JOHN STANNARD1) was born 1754 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 30 AUG 1826 in Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont. He was buried in Loomis Cemetery, Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont. He married Phebe DENISON 1 MAR 1779 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of Christopher DENISON and Elizabeth KELSEY. She was born 1754 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 11 OCT 1838 in Stafford, New York.



Children of Joseph STANNARD and Phebe DENISON were:

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  i.

21
  ii.
Benjamin STANNARD was born 17 OCT 1779 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 2 APR 1783 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

22
  iii.
Phebe Dennison STANNARD was born ABT 16 DEC 1781 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died in Cincinnati, Ohio.

23
  iv.
Belinda STANNARD was born ABT 6 MAR 1785 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 1835 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She married William DEE in Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont, son of Elijah DEE and Miriam JONES. He was born 15 JUL 1776, and died in Cincinnati, Ohio.

24
  v.
Cynthia STANNARD was born 7 DEC 1788 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 17 NOV 1840 in Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont. She married Remember BAKER 17 DEC 1807 in Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont.

25
  vi.
Zina Denison STANNARD was born ABT 16 JAN 1791 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 16 DEC 1827 in (Prob.) Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont. He married Betsey Zina Denison STANNARD. She was born ABT 1793, and died 8 AUG 1826 in (Prob.) Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont.

26
  vii.
Mercy STANNARD was born 29 OCT 1794 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 14 JUN 1856 in Stafford, New York. She married Luther Alexander BAKER 6 FEB 1817 in Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont. He was born 23 NOV 1784 in Arlington, Vermont, and died 12 OCT 1862 in Stafford, New York.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bits of News -- Webinars, Past and Future

I originally posted this blog on January 2, 2011, since then, the Webinar lectures have been given, and many are archived for you to now listen to and watch for FREE. Now, another organization is also offering various genealogy webinars, so I decided to revise this post and bring you up-to-date.


Webinar:  "Web conferencing is used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet. In a web conference, each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the internet. This can be either a downloaded application on each of the attendees' computers or a web-based application where the attendees access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference." From Wikipedia.  Each session can hold about 1,000 attendees.


The links to all sites are below:


RootsMagic Inc.  The genealogy software company offers seven great sessions, and I have attended all because I am currently learning this program. Past lectures are archived.

Ancestry.com: Has two new seminars scheduled.  In addition they have archived sessions that go back to 2007.


Legacy Family Tree: Has quite a few lectures, various topics, being offered. In addition, there are many archived webinars for you to listen to and/or watch.


NEW: From the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and Family Research Library, the Jamboree Extension Series.  There are about 12 new lectures as of February 23rd, with more to be announced.  Please visit SCGS to register.


A new blog site: GeneaWebinars will be posting new webinars with all information as soon as they are announced. Very nice to have a blog just for webinars. Thank you DearMYRTLE for setting this up.



Livermore, California -- Wordless Wednesday

We were visiting my mother's college roommate's family on this day, ca 1952.
Back of photo states Livermore, CA and the Quartermans.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

George Sanger Poole -- Sunday Obituary

George Sanger Poole was my 2nd great-granduncle. His brother's, Henry Ward Poole and William Frederick Poole had their obituaries previously posted.

"BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT

MAY 27, 1907

GEORGE SANGER POOLE
Mining Engineer, Librarian and Banker

Mr. George Sanger Poole, connected with the Warren Institution of Savings, Charlestown, for forty-two years, and president until his final sickness, died at his residence, 46 Mount Vernon street, Somerville, today. He was born at Worcester, July 28, 1830, and his boyhood was spent in Peabody, the family home for several generations. He was educated in the Peabody High School and Phillips Andover Academy, class of '58. He was a mining engineer at Pottsville, Pa., assistant librarian of Peabody and Charlestown public libraries, and the Congressional library at Washington (1863-4), until he went to the Warren Institution of Savings in 1865.

Mr. Poole was closely identified with banking interests, where his judgment was uniformly respected. He was for many years an officer in the Boston Banking Officers' Association. He was a member of the Phillips Alumni Association, a member of the Charlestown School Board, and for many years of the Somerville board. He was treasurer of the Winthrop Church in Charlestown for the past twenty-five years, and was for many years an active member of the Congregational Club of Boston and vicinity. He was a member of the Henry Price Lodge of Masons, of the Royal Arcanum and other organizations. He was a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club and other associations.

He was married to Sarah Poor Osborne of Peabody in 1871, who survives, as do their three children.

Mr. Poole was of noted ancestry. He was of the seventh generation of John Poole, who came from Reading, England, in 1632, and was among the first settlers of Reading, which was named in honor of their home town. He was the youngest and last of a distinguished family, among who were William F. Poole, LLD., Yale '49, founder of the Poole "Index," and librarian of the famous Newberry Library of Chicago, at the time of his death in 1899; Henry Ward, a doctor of music, honored by Yale College for his achievements in the improvement of musical instruments. He was one of the eminent Americans in the City of Mexico for thirty-five years, and his death in 1890 was a matter of comment in the press of Europe and America."



A Google search for George Sanger Poole provided additional information, but no where near as much as for his brothers.

From the book, Somerville, past and present: an Illustrated Historical Souvenir edited by 
Edward Augustus Samuels, Henry Hastings Kimball:  P
age 610.

"Poole, George S., was born in Worcester, the youngest of a family of six children. His parents were Eliza (Wilder) and Ward Poole, the latter a descendant of the seventh generation of John Poole, who came from Reading, England, and settled first in Cambridge (1632) and later at Reading (1639), where he was one of the leading proprietors. George S. Poole attended school at Worcester and at Peabody (formerly South Danvers), and while at the Peabody High School was assistant librarian of the Peabody Library, before graduating at the High School, he spent nearly two years with a brother, a mining engineer at Pottsville, Pa. Coming home, he went to the Phillips Academy at Andover. In 1861 he became the first librarian of the Charlestown Public Library, which position he held for two years, when he accepted a position of assistant librarian of the Library of Congress at Washington. In 1865 he resigned, having been appointed the secretary of the Warren Institution for Savings, which position he still holds. He has been the treasurer of the Winthrop Church, Charlestown, for over twenty years. He was on the School Board of Charlestown, and is at present one of the School Committee of Somerville, is also on the board of managers of the Winchester Home for Aged Women at Charlestown, the Congregational Church Union, and the City Missionary Society of Boston. He is auditor of the Boston Congregational Club, a member of the Boston Bank Officers' Association, Henry Price Lodge, F. A. A. M., Royal Arcanum, Corinthian Yacht Club of Marblehead, is the secretary of the Marblehead-Neck Hall Association, a member of the Alumni Association of Phillips Academy and the Bunker Hill Monument Association. He married, in 1871, Sarah Poor Osborne, the daughter of Franklin and Nancy Poor (Jacobs) of Peabody; and his children are Franklin Osborne (H. C, 1895), Edith Wilder, and Irving."


The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 61: 406 had the following Death Notice: "George Sanger Poole, mining engineer, librarian, banker, born July 28, 1839, in Worcester, Mass., died May 27, 1907, in Somerville, Mass."

The Best Blog Hints -- Part 1

During the past year, I have been reading many articles about blogging. And, as a result, have saved good hints and decided to share. (Check out the comments for more great suggestions.)


Careful research

Known When to Redesign your Blog

If it is being talked about, it is being Googled

Choose a simple, clean, and mostly white theme (bold is good too)

The title and content should mesh

Deliver your best value in each article

Use photos or images

Add links, and supporting material

Write for you

One idea per post

Henry Ward Poole -- Sunday Obituary

Henry Ward Poole, my 2nd great-granduncle.

The obituary below is for the brother of William Frederick Poole of The Longest Obituary I've Ever Seen (June 2010) blog post. The obituary of his other brother, George Sanger Poole will be posted next.  Their partial Poole Ancestry was shown yesterday, February 19, 2011.

Henry's accomplishments include:
Was a civil engineer and surveyor
Invented the Harmonic organ
Became a student at Yale at age 14
Teacher in Mexico
Collector of Mexicana

"FROM BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT
October 23, 1890

Mr. Henry Ward Poole died in the City of Mexico on Tuesday. He was born in Salem, now Peabody, in 1826. He was a civil engineer by profession, and was sent out to locate coal lands on the Pacific coast in 1856. His report was exhaustive, and showed great intelligence and application. He soon after went to Mexico, and was there through the Maximilian period. During that time he wrote letters to the Transcript, and contributed a series of interesting scientific articles to various magazines. His local reputation was made in the invention of the harmonic organ, by which it was possible to produce complete harmony, and one of which was used in Rev. James Freeman Clarke's church for many years. He collected a large lot of books, pictures, crucifixes and other curios, which were sent to Boston and disposed of. He was recognized in all schools at the Mexican capitol, and was honored with the degree of master of arts by Yale College, in which he became a student at the age of only fourteen years. He had a valuable library at his home in the City of Mexico. His death was the result of a protracted illness, and occurred at the American Hospital. Mr. Poole is survived by three brothers and one sister. One of the former is William F. Poole of the Newberry Library of Chicago, another is George S. Poole of the Warren Institution for Savings, and the third is Lucius Poole living in this city. The sister is Mrs. Eliza W. Jacobs, widow of Edward W. Jacobs of Peabody."


A quick Google search provided a wealth of information, including the above photo. Wikipedia is always my friend, especially when there is new data on Henry Ward Poole. Even though the birth date is incorrect, there was much I didn't know. Wikipedia shows a number of locations where his manuscripts / collections were donated, such as The American Antiquarian Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, New York Public Library and other locations.

Henry's name is on a family stone located at
Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Descendants of GEORGE H. TRIMBLE -- Surname Saturday

Many years ago, a researcher contacted me about my Westover genealogy, and we exchanged information. Recently, another researcher has done the the same. Both these people are my 6th cousins, and their names are shown below in green. I am happy to post the ancestry of my most recent cousin, Louise.

Descendants of John Trimble


John Trimble and Hana Pumeroy married. They had the following child:

2.          i. George H. Trimble was born on 25 Dec 1829 in New York[2]. He married Susan Westover on 21 Mar 1852 in Ontario, Canada. He died on 02 Jan 1913 in Thompsonville, Benzie Co., Michigan.

Generation 2


2.          George H. Trimble (John-1) was born on 25 Dec 1829 in New York[2]. He died on 02 Jan 1913 in Thompsonville, Benzie Co., Michigan.

Susan Westover daughter of Nathaniel Westover and Asaneth Ann VanAmberg was born on 06 Jul 1836 in Ontario, Canada. She died on 19 Nov 1914 in Thompsonville, Benzie Co., Michigan.

George H. Trimble and Susan Westover were married on 21 Mar 1852 in Ontario, Canada. They had the following children:

3.          i. William H. Trimble was born on 21 Sep 1853 in Bosanquet Twp., Thedford, Ontario, Canada. He married Sarah Matilda Farnam on 21 Mar 1874 in Dayton Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan. He died on 11 Jan 1886 in Holton, Oceana Co., Michigan.

ii.   John Nelson Trimble was born in Mar 1857 in (near) London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada[2]. He married Julia A. Newell about 29 Mar 1879 in Dayton Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan. He died about 1935.

4.          iii. Nathaniel "Nattie" W. Trimble[1] was born in 1859 in Bosanquet Twp., Thedford, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada. He died in 1925 in Mersea Twp., Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

iv.    Alice Acenith Ann Trimble was born in Jul 1863 in Bosanquet Twp., Thedford, Lambton, Ontario, Canada. She married Albert Norman Ish on 15 Aug 1880 in Dayton Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan. She died about 1935 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan.

v.     Lester E. Trimble was born in Dec 1867 in Dayton, Newaygo Co., Michigan. He married Maria Regrade about 1888. He died after 1925 in Belding, Ionia Co., Michigan.

vi.    Rachel A. Trimble was born on 20 Dec 1869 in Dayton, Newaygo Co., Michigan.

Generation 3


3.          William H. Trimble (George H.-2, John-1) was born on 21 Sep 1853 in Bosanquet Twp., Thedford, Ontario, Canada. He died on 11 Jan 1886 in Holton, Oceana Co., Michigan.

Sarah Matilda Farnam.

William H. Trimble and Sarah Matilda Farnam were married on 21 Mar 1874 in Dayton Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan[1]. They had the following children:

5.     i.     Dema Belle.


Lida Brown.

William H. Trimble and Lida Brown were married after 1881. They had no children.

4.          Nathaniel "Nattie" W. Trimble (George H.-2, John-1) was born in 1859 in Bosanquet Twp., Thedford, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada. He died in 1925 in Mersea Twp., Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

Christina Margarita Lefler was born in 1856 in Pike Creek, Maidstone, Ontario, Canada. She died on 05 Aug 1940 in Mersea Twp., Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

Nathaniel "Nattie" W. Trimble and Christina Margarita Lefler married. They had the following children:

6.          i. George Edward Trimble was born on 01 May 1884 in Hungerford, Benzie Co., Michigan. He died on 29 Sep 1966 in Walkerville, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. He married Ada Violet Hicks in Puce, Maidstone, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

ii.  Fredrich Eugen Trimble was born in 1886 in Hungerford, Newaygo Co., Michigan[2]. He died in 1886 in Maidstone, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

iii. Henry Trimble.

7.          iv. John Nelson Trimble was born on 25 Oct 1892 in Elmstead / Puce, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. He died in 1953 in Amherstburg, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.



Generation 4


5.          Dema Belle (William H.-3, George H.-2, John-1)

Delbert Davis.

Delbert Davis and Dema Belle married. They had the following children:

8.          i.     Beryl Davis.

6.          George Edward Trimble (Nathaniel "Nattie" W.-3, George H.-2, John-1) was born on 01 May 1884 in Hungerford, Benzie Co., Michigan. He died on 29 Sep 1966 in Walkerville, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

Ada Violet Hicks was born on 10 Jun 1887 in Puce, Maidstone, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. She died on 02 Jun 1955 in Walkerville, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

George Edward Trimble and Ada Violet Hicks were married in Puce, Maidstone, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. They had the following children:

9.          i. Gerald Edward Trimble was born on 05 Mar 1919 in Walkerville, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. He married Mildred Gwendolyn Green on 30 Mar 1940 in Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. He died on 28 Jan 2007 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan (Was living in Dearborn, Michigan).

ii.  Thelma Laverne Trimble was born on 04 Apr 1923 in Walkerville, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

7.          John Nelson Trimble (Nathaniel "Nattie" W.-3, George H.-2, John-1) was born on 25 Oct 1892 in Elmstead / Puce, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. He died in 1953 in Amherstburg, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

Alice P. Wismer was born on 02 Sep 1893 in Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio. She died in 1981 in Amherstburg, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.

John Nelson Trimble and Alice P. Wismer married. They had the following children:

i.            Glen Trimble was born on 27 May 1917.

ii.          Gladys Jean Trimble was born on 01 Jan 1920.

iii.         Virginia Barclay Trimble was born on 14 Jul 1922.



Generation 5


8.          Beryl Davis (Dema-4, William H.-3, George H.-2, John-1)

Floyd Quay.

Floyd Quay and Beryl Davis married. They had the following child:

Marvin Quay


9.          Gerald Edward Trimble (George Edward-4, Nathaniel "Nattie" W.-3, George H.-2, John-1) was born on 05 Mar 1919 in Walkerville, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. He died on 28 Jan 2007 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan (Was living in Dearborn, Michigan).

Mildred Gwendolyn Green was born on 26 Jun 1919 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada. She died on 21 Jul 1005 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan (Living at Deaborn, Michigan).

Gerald Edward Trimble and Mildred Gwendolyn Green were married on 30 Mar 1940 in Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada. They had the following child:

P. Louise Trimble

Note: Not all siblings have been shown.