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1. Judy Kay RENO, born 09-NOV-1944 in Marion, Ohio, died 20-JAN-2009 in Summerville, South Carolina, buried 12-FEB-2009 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Judy Kay Reno Driscoll Obituary Charleston, SC Post & Courier & Summerville Journal Scene January 23, 2009

DRISCOLL, Judy Judy Kay Reno Driscoll, 64, died suddenly at her home on January 20, 2009. Friends may call at PARKS FUNERAL HOME Monday evening, January 26, 2009 from six until eight o'clock. Graveside funeral services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday morning, February 12, 2009 at ten o'clock. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29204. Born on November 9, 1944 in Marion, OH, Mrs. Driscoll was the daughter of the late William James Reno II and Mazie Alberta Long Reno. She spent her youth living in Eastlake, OH. She was a doting grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was truly a wonderful woman with a love of teaching and a love of children. She did many things to bring a love of education to children with special needs. She enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Hospital Corps from 1963 -1964. She met and married her husband, Millard James Driscoll, while attending Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, IL in 1962. She followed her husband to duty stations around the world for the next 28 years. She moved to Summerville, SC in 1980, a town she loved, where she resided until her death. Judy earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Lake Erie College for Women in 1975 and a Masters in Education-Learning Disabilities from The Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel in 1983. She began teaching in the Berkeley County school system in 1980 and spent 22 years teaching special education until her retirement in 2005. In retirement she spent her time doing genealogical research, a love that she had for many years. Mrs. Driscoll was a long time member of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. Mrs. Driscoll is survived by LCDR Millard James Driscoll USN Ret., her husband of 45 years; her mother, Mazie Reno; two sons, Patrick James Driscoll and wife Shelley Elizabeth and Michael Dennis Driscoll and wife Debbie Ann; a brother, William James Reno, III and wife Patricia Kay; a sister, Rosemary Reno Keene and husband William E. Keene, III; five grandchildren, Dustin Michael Driscoll, Elizabeth Ann Driscoll, Christie Perry, Elizabeth Finley, Laura Finley; two great-grandchildren, James J. Driscoll and Christopher Rameriz; nieces and nephews, Mary Katheryn Reno, Susan Rae Reno, William James Reno IV, Paul Arthur Reno, Kendall Lee Driscoll and sister-in-law, Melanie Mellissa Driscoll. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North St., Summerville, SC 29483.

She married 26-OCT-1963 in Chicago, Illinois, Millard James DRISCOLL, born 02-MAR-1945 in Middletown, Orange Co., New York, baptized 17-JUN-1945 in St. Raphael's Bridgeport Connecticut.

Enlisted 26 Aug 62 in the U.S.Navy in Merrick L.I. New York. Retired 1 Mar 90 in Beaufort, S.C. Roman Catholic marriage 28 Sep 1965 U.S. Naval Hospital St Albans L.I. NY. BA University of MD. MA in Health Services Management Webster College.


2. William James RENO II, born 03-DEC-1923 in Willoughby, Lake Co.,Ohio, died 10-Mar-2001 in LakeEast Hospital, Painesville, Lake Co., Ohio. Worked and retired from the New York Central Railroad from 1942-1983. Served in US Army March 1943-March 1946. Highest rank-T4 (sargent) New York Central changed to Penn Central changed to Conrail.

Ref: Painesville Telegraph, Oct. 26, 1943


WILLOUGHBY, Oct. 26--Pvt. William J. Reno, son of Mrs. George Kustich, 11 Skiff St., is confined to a Columbus, O., hospital. Letters from friends and relatives would be appreciated by Pvt. Reno at the following address: Station Hospital Ward No. 6, Fort Hayes, Columbus, O.

Ref: The News-Herald, Monday, March 12, 2001

Graveside servicesbor William James Reno, 77, of Perry Township will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Whitehaven Memorial Park, 615 SOM Center Road in Mayfield Village. Mr. Reno died March 10, 2001, at LakeEast Hospital in Painesville. Born Dec. 3, 1923 in Willoughby, he lived in Eastlake and Madison before moving to Perry Township. He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran, serving with an engineering division for three years. He was a 1941 graduate of the former Willoughby Union High School. He also belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2300 in Willoughby, as well as the Painesville and Leroy Senior Citizens. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Reno was instrumental in getting little league baseball started in Eastlake and was a member of the Lake County Umpires Associaton. He also managed in Ponytail and womens' leagues in Painesville. He was an avid bowler, bowling in several leagues and winning many awards. He also made a hole-in-one in golf at Hickory Grove Golf Course. He was employed by the New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail railroad for 38 years before retiring in 1983. Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Maize <correct spelling is Mazie> A. (Long); son, William J. (Patricia) Reno III of Thompson Township; daughters, Judy Kay (Millard) Driscoll of Summerville, S. C. and Rosemary (William) Keene of Cary, North Carolina; grandchildren, Patrick and Michael Driscoll; William J. IV, Paul, Mary and Susan Reno; great-grandsons Dustin Driscoll and William J. Reno V; and sisters, Ruth Gano of Mentor and Maude (Robert) Hunscher of Willoughby. His parents, William James and Minnie B. (Yaxley) Reno<Kustich> and brother, Arthur Reno are deceased. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army, 69 Pearl St., Painesville 44077 or to the American Heart Association, Northeast Ohio Affiliate, Inc., 1689 E. 115 St. Cleveland 44106-3988. Arrangements are being handled by Davis Trust 100 Funeral Home in Willoughby. He married 12-JAN-1944 in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio, Mazie Alberta LONG.


1. i Judy Kay RENO born 09-NOV-1944, died 20-JAN-2009.

ii William James RENO III born 15-MAY-1946.

iii Rosemary (NMN) RENO born 21-JUN-1949.

3. Mazie Alberta LONG, born 03-SEP-1923 in Clay Twsp., Gallia Co., Ohio, died 29 Oct 2011 in Perry, Ohio, buried 3 Nov 2010 in Whitehaven Memorial Park, Mayfield Village, Ohio. Worked for and retired from the Ohio Rubber Co., Willoughby, Ohio. 12 Aug 1949 to Apr 1983 worked as latex operator, forklift operator, sewing machine operator, and packaging in Dept. 17. Most of time on forklift.

Ref: Mazie Long Reno

Mazie Alberta Reno Services for Mazie Alberta (Long) Reno, 87, of Perry, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby. Mrs. Reno passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at her home. Born Sept. 3, 1923, in Gallipolis, she was a longtime Eastlake and Madison resident before moving to Perry about 12 years ago. She was an active volunteer in many organizations and was awarded a certificate for achieving more than 1200 hours of volunteer service. She helped to organize little league baseball in Eastlake, both Pony and Ponytail leagues, and also started the first concession stand at the Eastlake baseball field. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed crocheting, golfing and reading. She earned her hunting license at age 65. She was also active in the bowling leagues at Ohio Rubber Co., where she served as a league secretary for the grandmother's league. She attended local senior citizens centers in Perry, Mentor, Painesville, Madison and Leroy, where she served as an officer. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2300 Auxiliary in Willoughby, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the Ledgemont School Ohio Reads program. Mrs. Reno was employed as a fork lift operator at the former Ohio Rubber Co. in Willoughby for 34 years before her retirement in 1983. She is survived by her son, William J. (Pat) Reno III of Thompson and daughter, Rosemary (Bill) Keene of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Mary, Susan, William IV (Holly) and Paul Reno and Patrick (Shelley) and Michael (Debbie) Driscoll; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brother, James A. (Ginny) Long of Columbus and sister, Marylou (Russell) Thompson of Green Camp. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and their families. Her husband of 57 years, William J. Reno, passed away March 10, 2001, and her daughter, Judith Driscoll, passed away in January 2009. Her parents, Grover Cleveland and Rosa Alberta (Dray) Long and siblings, Clifford Long, Cecil Long, Floris Baney, Elinor Walker, Earl Long, Merle Long and Carl Long, are also deceased. The family will receive friends 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Ted Tate of Painesville Church of the Brethren, where she was a member, will officiate at the service. Final resting place will be in Whitehaven Memorial Park in Mayfield Village. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army, 69 Pearl St., Painesville, OH 44077; or The Painesville Church of the Brethren, 10410 Buckeye Road, Painesville, OH 44077.


4. William James RENO, born 21-SEP-1879 in Ashtabula, Ohio, died 31-OCT-1929 in Charity Hosp. Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, buried in Willoughby Cemetary, Willoughby,Lake,OH. 1900 Census Lake County Ohio; Vol 87 ED 59 Sheet 4 Line 57.

listed as follows: born Sept 1880 in Ohio; age 19; Lived in Lake City,

Kirtland Township, with John B. Neipling (step-father).

1910 Census Lake County Ohio; 107 0086 0026.

listed as follows: age 30, born Ohio; lived in Lake City, Kirtland Township,

occupation-farmer (working for others), enumerated with William F. Allen.

1920 Census Lake County Ohio; Vo 120 ED 99 Sheet 8 Line 17.

listed as follows: age 40, born Ohio; living at 65 Vine Street, Willoughby,

occupation--laborer in chemical plant, enumerated with Minnie B. Reno, age

28, born in Ohio; Arthur S. age 7, born in Ohio; Ruth D. 2 1/2, born in Ohio.

Lists his parents born in Ohio (see Neipling, John).

Name was possibly Andrew. Information from son William. Ref. Probate Court Marriage Records, Lake Co., Ohio, # 381. He married 27-NOV-1911 in Willoughby, Lake Co. Ohio, Minnie Belle YAXLEY.


i Arthur William RENO born 25-AUG-1912, died 31-DEC-1979.

ii Ruth Louise RENO born 03-APR-1917, died 28-JAN-2009.

iii Maude Marie RENO born 06-JAN-1920, died 23-NOV-2006.

2. iv William James RENO II born 03-DEC-1923, died 10-Mar-2001.

5. Minnie Belle YAXLEY, born 01-APR-1891 in Willoughby Village, Lake Co., OH, died 20-MAY-1962 in Huren Rd. Hosp., E. Cleveland, OH, buried in Willoughby Cemetary, Willoughby, Lake,OH. Information from son William. Met her husband in Corry, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Ref: Ref: Lake Co., Ohio Marriage Bk 14 pg 191.

Ref:Obituary News Herald, May 21, 1962

Eastlake-Mrs. Minnie Reno Kustich, 71, of 1462 E. 355th st., died Sunday morning at Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, where she was a patient for one month. She was born April 1, 1891 in Willoughby. Survivors are daughters, Mrs. Ruth Gano, Painesville; Mrs Maude Hunscher, Willoughby; sons, Arthur Reno, of Willoughby, and William Reno of Eastlake; sisters, Mrs. Maude Lahiff of Euclid, and Mrs. Florence Phillips of Akron; a brother, Arthur Yaxley, Painesville; 11 chandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Lawrence E. McMahon Funeral Home in Willoughby, today from 1-5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. David Robertson of Eastlake Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be in Willoughby Cemetery.

Ref: Funeral notice, May 23, 1962 includes: Pallbearers were Edward Kustich, Donald Kalman, Paul Walton, Jerald Gano, Howard Hunscher and John Sweeney.

Ref: Death Certificate, Ohio Dept. of Health, District 4300, Reg. Dist. No. 1804, Registrar's No. 256

Ref: Deed to Lot No. 21, Section No. K, Willoughby Cemetery for $60.00, Dec. 18, 1929 to Mrs. Minnie Reno, 160 Erie St. Willoughby. She married (1) 27-NOV-1911 in Willoughby, Lake Co. Ohio, William James RENO. She married (2) 1-Feb-1932 in Painesville, Lake Co., Ohio, George (Jure Burco)B. KUSTICH, born 17-Oct-1896 in Jugoslavia, died 16 Dec 1947 in Willoughby Twp., Ohio, Ref: Passport, naturalization papers, Marriage license and marriage certificate

Obituary: The Telegraph, Painesville, Ohio December 17, 1947

Willoughby Twp Resident Dies Willoughby Dec. 17 George B. KUSTICH 51 of 616 E. **5th St. Willoughby Twp., died Tuesday afternoon at his home following a lingering illness. Prior to his illness he was employed for ** at the Ohio Rubber Company and he was a member of **e-local 3, United Rubber, Corl, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America Union. He was affiliated locally with the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie and stepdaughters Mrs Ruth Gano and Mrs Maude Hunscher, and two stepsons, Arthur and William Reno all of Willoughby: Brother Joseph of Cleveland ande sistrer Marcia in Yugoslavia. The funeral rites will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Chuch and burial will be in Willoughby Cemetery. Friends may call at the McMahon Funeral Home.

6. Grover Cleveland LONG, born 25-JUL-1892 in Clay Twsp., Gallia Co., Ohio, died 02-OCT-1975 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, buried in Mound Hill Cemetary, Gallipolis, Ohio. Worked for WPA as a carpenter, built frames to put in sewer grates.

Ref: Funeral card: In memory of Grover Cleveland Long; Date of Birth-July 25, 1892, Gallipolis, Ohio; Date of Death - Thursday, October 2, 1975 12:30 A.M., St. Anthony Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Place and time of services- Millers' Home for Funerals, Saturday, October 4, 1975, 1 P.M.; Clergyman officiating- the Rev. Walter Patterson, Pastor Addison Free Will Baptist Church; Final Resting Place-Mound Hill Cemetery; Funeral conducted by Claude Miller and Jay Cremeens. Casket Bearers: David Long, Steven Long, Allan Long, Ted Walker, Clifford Long, Jack Bowers, Merle Long, Monty Stewart, Danny Long, Rickey Baney. Organist: Mrs. Jean Saunders

Ref: Birth Record Gallipolis Ohio Vol 2, pg. 115. He married 06-SEP-1913 in Gallia Co., Ohio, Rosa A. DRAY.


i Carl Edwin LONG born 24-MAY-1914, died 29-MAR-2002.

ii Clifford Emmet LONG born 26-OCT-1917, died c. 1944.

iii Cecil Grover LONG born 02-APR-1919, died 9-MAR-1999.

iv Floris Geneva LONG born 15-APR-1921, died 18 Jan 1985.

3. v Mazie Alberta LONG born 03-SEP-1923, died 29 Oct 2011.

vi Earl LONG born __-___-1925, died __-___-1925.

vii Flora Elinor LONG born 04-JAN-1927, died 06-JUN-2000.

viii Merle Everette LONG born 24-MAY-1929, died 1-Jun-1977.

ix James Allen LONG born 25-NOV-1930.

x Mary Lou LONG born 21-JUL-1932, died 22-MAR-2013.

7. Rosa A. DRAY, born 09-FEB-1897 in Gallipolis, Gallia Co., Ohio, died 29-MAY-1976 in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio, buried 31-MAY-1976 in Mound Hill Cemetary, Gallipolis, Ohio. Information from daughter Mazie Alberta Long Reno

Ref: Obituary

Mrs. Rosa Alberta Long, 79, of 132 E. Farming St., died at 8:30 this morning at her home. She had been ill several months. Born in Gallipolis, Mrs. Long was a member of the Home Missionary Holiness Church. Survivors are 4 daughters, Mrs. Floris Baney and Mrs. Mary Short of Marion; Mrs. Mazie Reno, of Madison; and Mrs. Elinor Walker of Columbus; 4 sons, Carl of Kenton and Cecil, James and Merle Long of Columbus, 33 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother also survive.

The Rev. Earl Carroll will conduct funeral services at the Gunder Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services also will be conducted Tuesday at the Weatherholtz Funeral Home in Gallipolis. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis.

Ref: Death Certificate Ohio Dept. of Health, Ref. Dist. No.-5101; Primary Reg. Dist. No.-5101; Registrar's No.-241

Ref: Birth Record Gallipolis Ohio Record of Births, vol. 3 pg 70.


8. Alexander RENO, born __-___-1856, died 15-JAN-1888 in Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He married 18-NOV-1878 in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Eunice DICKERSON.


4. i William James RENO born 21-SEP-1879, died 31-OCT-1929.

ii Louise Martha RENO born 01-JUL-1881, died 24-JUN-1944.

iii Delaneah May ( Lena) RENO born 17-NOV-1885, died 02-MAY-1970.

9. Eunice DICKERSON, born __-SEP-1866 in Ohio, died bet 1900-1910. Second husband listed as widower in 1910 Census, 006 0032 0087. She married (1) 18-NOV-1878 in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Alexander RENO. She married (2) __-___-1890 in Ohio, John B. NEIPLING, born __-MAR-1847 in New Jersey, died after 1920, 1900 Census, Lake County, Ohio Vol 87 ED 59 Sheet 4 Line 57.

listed as follows: John Neipling, white, male, born Mar 1847, age 53, married

10 yrs, born New Jersey, father born New Jersey, mother born New Jersey.

Eunice Neipling, white, female, born Sept 1866, age 34, married 10 yrs, mother

of 5 children, 3 living, born Ohio, father born Connecticut, mother born Ohio.

William Reno, step-son, white, male, born Sept. 1880, age 19, single, born

Ohio, father born Canada (Fr), mother born Ohio.

Lena Reno, step-daughter, white, female, born Nov 1885, age 14, single, born

Ohio, father born Canada (Fr), mother born Ohio.

1910 Census, Lake County, Ohio 006 0032 0087

listed as follows: John Neipling, white, age 63, born New Jersey, enumerated

with Albert c. Witteker.

1920 Census, Lake County, Ohio Vol 120 ED 78 Sheet 3 Line 65.

listed as follows: John Neipling, age 73, born New Jersey, widowed, father

born New Jersey, mother born New Jersey, occupation: hired man on farm.

10. Arthur Jagward YAXLEY, born 14-AUG-1864 in Willoughby Village, Lake Co., Ohio, died 10 Jun 1941 in Midland, Michagan, buried 13 Jun 1941 in Midland Cemetery, Midland, Michigan. Ref: Lake Co., Ohio Marriage Bk H pg 227. Named in his father's will. Ref: Lake Co., divorce petition October Term 1902

Ref: 1920 Census Midland Co., Midland City, Michigan 20 Jan1920, Ed 334 pg. 12A, line 39; lists him as living as a laborer with wife, Sarah, age 41, daughter Carrie B. age 14, son Lester, age 11; daughter Iva J.. age 7; daughter Ella L. , age 4 yrs. 10 months; stepson William Robinson, age 21; Floyd Robinson, age 16.

Ref: Death Certificate information: Arthur J. Yaxley d. 10 June 1941- 2:30 p.m.; 1010 W. Baker St. Midland, Midland Co, Michigan,; lived in community-34 yrs. b. 17 August 1863; Willoughby, Ohio; 79 y 9 mo 23 d. Male, white, married, wife--Sarah Yaxley; Occup -- laborer; f - Fred Yaxley b. unknown; m - Mary Conant b. unknown. Informant - Lester Yaxley, 1203 E. Grove, Midland, Mich. Burried - 13 June 1941; Midland Cemetery, Midland, Mich. Funeral Dir - A. H. Bradley; 402 Rodd St. Midland, Mich. COD - cerebral hemorrhage - 6 hrs; contributory - cerebral hemorrhage - 10 days; Dr. Robert E. Rice attended deceased 1 Mar 1910 - 10 Mar 1910. He married (1) 17-OCT-1888 in Lake Co. Ohio, Melissa SPRAGUE. He married (2) __-NOV-1904 in Midland, Midland Co., Michigan, Sarah Anne TOSSEY, born 5-Mar-1876 in Canada, died Abt. 1964 in Midland, Midland Co., Michigan, Ref; Marilyn A. Yaxley Bartholomew, 20 Sep 1998

Ref: 1920 Census, Midland, Michigan lists her as having sons: William Robinson, age 21; Floyd Robinson, age 16

Parents listed as being Canadian of French extraction

Children by Melissa SPRAGUE:

i Arthur Henry YAXLEY born 03-SEP-1889, died 10-MAY-1968.

5. ii Minnie Belle YAXLEY born 01-APR-1891, died 20-MAY-1962.

iii Florence YAXLEY born 17-FEB-1894, died 12-Jul-1976.

iv Maude YAXLEY born 10-NOV-1896, died 07-MAR-1993.

v Edna Grace YAXLEY born 20-SEP-1899, died 23-MAY-1960.

Children by Sarah Anne TOSSEY:

vi Carrie Belle YAXLEY born 16-NOV-1905.

vii Lester YAXLEY born 9-Jul-1908.

viii Marjorie Charlotte YAXLEY born 31-Aug-1910, died __-Oct-1910.

ix Iva Irene YAXLEY born 5-Jun-1913.

x Ella Lucille YAXLEY born 21-FEB-1914.

11. Melissa SPRAGUE, born 08-DEC-1871 in Albion, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, died 27-JAN-1934 in Claridon, Geauga Co. Ohio. Petition of divorce: Arthur J. Yaxley vs. Melissa Yaxley

Geo. W.Alvard, Atty for Plff. October Term 1902

Divorce to plantiff for divorce on grounds of gross neglect of duty. Custody

of children given to following named persons:

Arthur Henry Yaxley to the plantiff

Minnie Belle Yaxley to Richard Yaxley, Jr.

Florence May Yaxley to her aunt Belle Wilson

Maud Gussie Yaxley to Lewis Parker

Edna Grace Yaxley to the deff. Melissa Yaxley ; all until the further order of

the Court.

Deffendent to have house fronting on Vine St. & lot 75 ft. front & 400 deep

The plantiff to have the balance of said lot facing on other street.

Plantiff to pay balance on land contract of Andrews Estate.

Plantiff to pay Deff. for support of minor child 50.00 / quar payable when he

receives amount due from his fathers estate.

Ref: Death Certificate # 2703 State of Ohio Ref: Obituary Geauga Republican-Record 31 Jan 1934

Ref: Obituary Geauga County News, Chardon, Ohio, Friday, 2 Feb 1934


Mrs. Melissa Rickerson, East Claridon Woman, Suffered Stroke Saturday, Jan 27, Died That Night; Was About Home During Day of Death.

Mrs. Melissa Rickerson, aged 62, a highly respected resident of East Claridon, died Saturday night, at 10:30 o'clock, Jan 27, the result of a paralytic stroke sustained earlier the same day.

She had been actively angaged at work until noon, and soon after called on her daughter, Mrs. Lynn Shaw, who resides in the former Mastick hotel building.

She was in her daughter's home but a short time, and sitting in a chair, when she was stricken. A physician was summoned, but she never rallied.

Mrs. Rickerson was born in Albion, Pa., Dec. 8, 1871, and was the daughter of Seth and Lydia Sprague.

She was twice married, and the mother of seven children; Arthur Yaxley of Long Island, N. Y.; Mrs. Minnie Kusciak (Kustich) of Willoughby; Mrs. Florence Phillips of Akron; Mrs. Maud Lahiff of Mentor; Mrs. Edna Shaw and Charles Rickerson of East Claridon; and Mrs Lydia Bushnell of Auburn.

Besides the husband and children, she leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Lydia Sprague of Willoughby, and four brothers--Frank and Fred of Cleveland, Alfred and Wm. of Willoughby; also a sister, Mrs. Nellie Ray of Painesville, 13 grandchildren, and many friends.

Mrs. Rickerson was always active, and always looked on the sunny side of life. She was a loving wife and mother, a true friend and helpful neighbor, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at East Claridon church, Rev. Samuel Firestone officiating. Burial was in East Claridon cemetery. many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family. She married (1) 17-OCT-1888 in Lake Co. Ohio, Arthur Jagward YAXLEY. She married (2) __-___-1905, Nelson RICKERSON.

Children by Arthur Jagward YAXLEY:

i Arthur Henry YAXLEY born 03-SEP-1889, died 10-MAY-1968.

5. ii Minnie Belle YAXLEY born 01-APR-1891, died 20-MAY-1962.

iii Florence YAXLEY born 17-FEB-1894, died 12-Jul-1976.

iv Maude YAXLEY born 10-NOV-1896, died 07-MAR-1993.

v Edna Grace YAXLEY born 20-SEP-1899, died 23-MAY-1960.

Children by Nelson RICKERSON:

vi Lydia RICKERSON born __-___-1906.

vii Charles RICKERSON born __-___-1909.

12. George LONG, born 12-JUN-1849, died 23-MAR-1945 in Gallia Co., Ohio. General Index to Marriage 1-2 Probate Court Gallia County 1803-1891 Vol 4. p.2866. He married 27-OCT-1876 in Gallia Co., Ohio, Lydia Ann WALTERS.


i Emma C. LONG born 04-APR-1877.

ii Marion E. LONG born 25-DEC-1878.

iii Mary Ellen LONG born 26-MAR-1881, died 09-JUL-1974 w/p.

iv Charles J. LONG born 21-MAR-1884.

v Virgie May LONG born 07-OCT-1886.

vi John Homer LONG born 26-FEB-1889, died 05-FEB-1972.

6. vii Grover Cleveland LONG born 25-JUL-1892, died 02-OCT-1975.

viii Eugenia R. LONG born 20-MAR-1895.

ix William Grant LONG born 22-FEB-1898, died 26-Jul-1977.

x Marley Auger LONG born 10-APR-1900.

13. Lydia Ann WALTERS, born 10-SEP-1859, died 08-DEC-1918 in Gallipolis, Gallia Co., Ohio.

14. Robert Duncan DRAY, born 08-MAR-1869 in Robinson Co., Kentucky, died 26-DEC-1911 in Clay Twsp., Gallia Co., Ohio. Marriage Book 7, p. 62, Gallia, Co., Ohio. He married 11-AUG-1890 in Gallia Co. Ohio, Flora Luella FULTON.


i Raymond Nelson DRAY born 30-AUG-1891, died __-___-1939.

7. ii Rosa A. DRAY born 09-FEB-1897, died 29-MAY-1976.

iii Alice Margaret DRAY born 30-JAN-1900, died 11-JUL-1980.

iv Sarah DRAY.

v Robert S. DRAY born __-___-1906, died __-___-1962.

vi Ethyl DRAY.

vii Harold DRAY born 11-SEP-1911, died aft 11-July -1980.

15. Flora Luella FULTON, born __-___-1872 in Huntington, West Virginia, died 21-FEB-1941 in Holzer Hosp., Gallipolis, Gallia Co., Ohio, buried in Mound Hill Cemetary, Gallipolis, Ohio. Burial by G. J. Wetherholt & Sons Funeral Home.


16. Alexander RENO. He married Louise RENO#.


8. i Alexander RENO born __-___-1856, died 15-JAN-1888.

17. Louise RENO#.

20. Frederick George YAXLEY, born 24-JAN-1837 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, died 13-DEC-1901 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co., Virginia, buried City Cemetery in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio. Last Will and Testament of Frederick G. Yaxley:

I, Fred G. Yaxley, of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, of sound mind and memory,

and mindful of the uncertainty of life do hereby make, publish and declare the

following to be my last will and testament.

1st. I desire my Executer hereinafter named to settle my Estate as possible,

and after payment of my just debts to distribute my property according to the

provisions of this, my will.

2nd. I give and bequeath to my son Arthur J. Yaxley of Willoughby, Ohio, my

wearing apparel that I may leave at my decease.

3rd. I give and bequeath my household goods and furniture including bedding,

dishes, china, books, etc., to my two daughters Blanch Duff, of Beaver, Pa.,

and Belle Wilson of Mill Village, Pa., to be equally divided between them, I

also give and bequeath to my daughter Bell Wilson whatever stock I may own at

my decease, such as cattle, horses, sheep & also all my farming implements,

such as wagons, mowing machines, plows &, etc.

4th. I give bequeath and devise to my son Arthur J. Yaxley, for and during the

term of his natural life, my land in Kirtland Township, Lake County, Ohio,

briefly described as lying on the Chillicoth Road (so called) and joins the

lands of the Morse Bros.

5th. I give, bequeath and devise to my daughter Blanch Duff, during the term

of her natural life, what I call two hundred acres of land in Dinwiddie

County, Va., and is the first land I purchase in Virginia, and being described

in one deed.

6th. I give bequeath and devise to my daughter Belle Wilson the balance of my

land in Virginia, being about seventy five acres, which land is described in

two different parcels and two seperate deeds.

7th. All the remainder and balance of my property of whatever name or nature

or whereever situated, either in money, bonds, notes, or mortgages, I give

bequeath and devise to my son-in-law, S. E. Duff, as trustee to be held,

managed and controlled by him and the annual income therefrom to be paid

yearly to my three children hereinbefore named, Arthur J. Yaxley, Blanch Duff,

and Belle Wilson, each to have and equal share of said income for and during

the term of their lives.

8th. At the death of my said children, all of my said property hereinbefore

disposed of, both personal and real, I give bequeath and devise to my

grand-children, they to take said property, per sterfies.(?) that is to say--

the children of my son Arthur to take one third of my estate, the children of

my daughter Belle, one third, and the children of my daughter Blanch, one


9th. It id furter my will, and I hereby provide, that wherever one of my said

children shall die, my Executer and Trustee, shall ascertain the exact amount

of my said estate at that time, and pay over to the child or children of my

deceased child,--if they be of age--and if not to their guardian--the one

third part of my estate.

10th. And I furthur authorize and empower my said Executer and Trustee, if it

shall become necessary at the death of any one of my said children, in order

to make the division and payment referred to in the previous item to sell each

part of my real estate, as was held by said child.

11th. I hereby nominate and appoint S. E. Duff of Beaver, Pa. Executor and

trustee of this- my will, with full power to carry out the provisions there

of, but if for any reason he can not act, I hereby name and appoint my friend

Henry Stewart of Prince George County, Va. my executor and he shall be clothed

with all the powers herein givin and bestowed upon said S. E. Duff as Executor

and trustee. And I further make it a condition of said will that my said

trustee shall make and file annually with each of my said children, during

their life, a statement showing the condition of my said estate.

Signed Fred G. Yaxley in the presence of A. G. Reynolds & E. F. Blakely

In testimony where of I have set my hand to this mu last will and testament,

this 27th day of September 1899.

In Dinwiddie County Court, June 16, 1902, a paper writing purporting to be

the true last will and testament of Fred G. Yaxley, dec'd, was this day

produced in Court and offered for proof, And it appearing to the Court that E.

F. Blakely and A. G. Reynolds, the suscribing witnesses to the said will

reside out of this State, and in Painsville, Ohio, it is therefore ordered

that Charles D. Clark, Deputy Clerk Probate Court, Painsville, Ohio be

appointed a S(C?)ommissioner to take the deposition of said witnesses touching

the execution of the will of the said Fred G. Yaxley, dec'd.

Obituary: Painesville Telegraph, 15 May 1902

Willoughby, May 12--Died--At his home in Wheeling, W. Va., Fred Yaxley aged sixty-one years. He was brought to this place Saturday. The funeral was held at the home of his brother, W. H. Yaxley. He was a brother of Oscar Yaxley, W. H. Yaxley and Richard Yaxley of this place, and also has a son, Arthur Yaxley, here. He spent most of his life here, moving to West Virginia a few years ago.

Ref: Lake Co., Ohio Marriage Bk D pg 49. Ref: Obituary Painesville Telegraph, 15 May 1902, p. 4 (lists home as Wheeling, West Virginia). He married (1) Callie Shaw HERRICLE, Ref: Marilyn A. Yaxley Bartholomew, 20 Sep 1998. He married (2) 06-JAN-1864 in Lake Co., Ohio, Mary Elizabeth CONANT.

Children by Mary Elizabeth CONANT:

10. i Arthur Jagward YAXLEY born 14-AUG-1864, died 10 Jun 1941.

ii Charlotte YAXLEY born 24-JUN-1866, died 02-MAR-1874.

iii Blanche Lisle YAXLEY born 04-APR-1869, died 10-JUN-1931.

iv Belle Caroline YAXLEY born 04-APR-1869, died 27-Jun-1905.

v Florence YAXLEY born 27-MAR-1874, died 27-JUL-1874.

21. Mary Elizabeth CONANT, born 23-APR-1836 in Hebron, New York, died 06-SEP-1874 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, buried in City Cemetary, Willoughby, Ohio. Died of Dropsy of the Heart. Ref: Lake Co., Ohio Death's Vol 1 pg 46.

Ref: Marilyn A. Yaxley Bartholomew, 20 Sep 1998.

22. Seth SPRAGUE, born 15-JUN-1839 in Monroe, Ohio, died 23-SEP-1901 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, buried in City Cemetary , Willoughby, Ohio. Civil War Veteran--received pension Listed on the death roll Pg. 5, 4 Sept 1902 PAINESVILLE TELEGRAPH newspaper. He married 30-AUG-1864 in Albion, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, Lydia Ellen Mc MILLEN.


i Frank SPRAGUE born 24-JAN-1866, died 10-MAR-1941.

11. ii Melissa SPRAGUE born 08-DEC-1871, died 27-JAN-1934.

iii Frederick SPRAGUE born 24-FEB-1875, died 15-DEC-1953.

iv Alfred SPRAGUE born 04-FEB-1882, died 31-JAN-1956.

v Nellie SPRAGUE born 15-NOV-1881, died 03-DEC-1964.

vi William Edgar SPRAGUE born 05-MAR-1885, died 31-MAR-1970.

23. Lydia Ellen Mc MILLEN, born 12-Dec-1847 in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, died 16-JUN-1937 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, buried in City Cemetery, Willoughby, Ohio. Ref: Will probated 30 Jul 1937; Vol 37 p. 536; Lake County, Ohio. Listed in 1910 Census as 63 yr old, having 6 children, 6 living, parents from Pennsylvania, living with son Frank, grandaughter Mattie, age 13. Ref: Obituary News Herald 18 June 1937;

Ref: Death Certificate #365, State of Ohio

Ref: Obituary The Telegraph, Thursday, June 17, 1937, pg. 1


Willoughby, June 17--Mrs. Lydia Sprague, aged 90, for 55 years a resident of this village, died Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the home of her son, William, at 91 Vine Street. where she had resided for the last four or five years.

The only Civil War veteran's widow to march in the local Memorial day parade this year, Mrs. Sprague took ill last Thursday and died from complications brought on by old age.

She was amember of the G.A.R. auxiliary and an honorory member of the Daughters of Union Veterans. She had belonged to the Church of Christ here for about 45 years. Her husband, Seth, died in 1901.

Surviving are four sons, William and Alfred of this village, Frank and Fred of Cleveland; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ray of Painesville; 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Davis Funeral home. The Rev. George C. Neil, pastor of the Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot, Willoughby cemetery.

24. James LONG, born __-___-1811. He married 11-AUG-1852 in Gallia Co., Ohio, Mary CRAWFORD.


i Marion LONG.

12. ii George LONG born 12-JUN-1849, died 23-MAR-1945.

iii William LONG.

iv Susan LONG.

v Mary LONG.

25. Mary CRAWFORD, born __-___-1821 in Greenbrier, West Virginia, died 23-JAN-1905 in Gallipolis, Gallia Co., Ohio, buried 24-JAN-1905 in St. Nicholas Christian Church.

26. Thomas WALTERS. He married Elizabeth WALTERS.


13. i Lydia Ann WALTERS born 10-SEP-1859, died 08-DEC-1918.

27. Elizabeth WALTERS.

28. Horatio Nelson DRAY. He married Irena DANELS.


i William Sylvester DRAY.

ii Alice A. DRAY.

iii Lucy C. DRAY.

iv Mary E. DRAY.

v John Morgan DRAY born 14-SEP-1862, died 28-JUN-1887.

vi Samuel J. DRAY born 21-AUG-1864, died 13-FEB-1894.

vii Sarah M. DRAY.

14. viii Robert Duncan DRAY born 08-MAR-1869, died 26-DEC-1911.

ix Nelson Lee DRAY born 02-SEP-1877, died 24-MAR-1883.

29. Irena DANELS.

3rd Great-Grandparents

40. Richard YAXLEY, born 27-JUL-1808 in N. Walsham Parish, Norfolk Co., England, died 30-MAR-1893 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio. LOG BOOK



A log book kept by Richard Yaxley on and before his voyage to America

beginning the 26th day of June 1834, being the last day of his being at



June 26th, Thursday

Promised Dr. Parry to call on Mr. Henry T. Sturley, No. 255 Broadway, New

York--Settled auction account with Mr. Ansell, the amount of which was

L 34/2/1. First entry made by his old Particular, James Overton.

27th, Friday

Took a parcel from Miss Clarke for Mr. Hobbs, New York. Went to St. George's

about the house. Wanted me to pay half a year's rent. Made up my mind not

to pay him any. Expecting Mr. Baldwin all day. 10 o'clock and not come, made

up my mind to walk to Bacton the next morning. Went to bed. Called up in

about an hour by Mr. B. arriving. [Mr. Balwin is father of his wife]

28th, Saturday

Got up at 5 o'clock, got ready for starting. Cart not large enough. Left

my tool chest behind to come by the Norwich Carrier. Left Fakenham 1/2 past

8, left the key of the house with Mr. Baldwin. Stopt at ..... to breakfast.

Arrived at Mr. Margerson's to dinner. Mr. Baldwin arrived about 3 o'clock,

set off about 1/2 past 4 o'clock. Mr. Margerson sent a horse and cart and

boy with us to Walsham. Happened with Doctor Gee at Walsham. Took my wife

and children to Mrs. Turner's. [Turner's are Mrs. Baldwin's parents] L. (?)

and Phillis arrived at Bacton about 12 o'clock. [Fakenham to Walsham is 27mi.

Bacton to Walsham is 7 m.]

29 Sunday

Ted and Maria [Yaxley] came to Bacton, went on the sea with Phillis [Baldwin]

and others. Phillis very sick. Mr. Withers and Mr. Legget of Holt to dinner

and tea. Slept at Mrs. Turner's.

June 30, Monday

Breakfast at Mrs. Turner's before 7 o'clock. Went to Bacton to Mr. Baldwin's

auction. Kept an account against the auctioneer. Amount of sale 39-1-11.

House full of people dancing and singing. Went to Mrs. Turner's about 10

o'clock, very tired.

July 1, Tuesday

Left Mrs. Turner's for Hickling. Felt very ill when I got to Bacton, stopt

there till noon, went with Thomas [Baldwin] to Walsham. stayed at father's

till 5 o'clock. Sister Maria [Yaxley] went with me to Mr. Bushes' to tea.

July 2, Wednesday

Went from Bacton to Hickling walking, arrived there about 1 o'clock.

Grandmother in bed rather ill. Had not see her for seven years. Glad to

see me. Got up and made a famous cup of tea. Gave her 20s for her own use.

Saw May Dutchman that was, Mrs. Bully that now is, and her husband live with

Grandmother in the old house. Stayed till 6 o'clock. Saw old Triss Chain

(?), gave him a glass of beer, went to Mr. Salmon, smoked a pipe with him and

had a glass of Grog. Rode home with young Thomas Bush.

3, Thursday

I and my wife, Thomas and Caroline, Phillis, George and William [Baldwins]

went to Walsham to take our money. Received 66-3-4 each, and Caroline

says she will not go to America. I and wife talked to her, but no use.

Stopped at Father's till 10 o'clock. Sold one of my guns for 30s.

Had a long chat with old Racey about America. Gave me some directions to

find people there.

July 4, Friday

Went to Bacton in the morning, took some bills to Napton Trunch and partner

for Mr. Baldwin. Came around my Mrs. Turner's, got tea. Just sat down to

smoke by pipe when William [Baldwin] came to inform me we should sail by 2

o'clock the next morning. Went from Mrs. Turner's all in a bluster. Mr.

and Mrs. Bush went with us. Mr. Jos., John and Charles Turner [Mrs.

Baldwin's brother] there. Very Merry. Got all things in the boat by 1


5, Saturday

Brother Ted came on board the boat just as we were going to sail, hardly

time to speak to him. Mr. B. [Baldwin] brought on board last amid the shouts

of his friends on shore. Got off the beach about 3 o'clock. Women and

children in the Cuddy shipped a sea which wet the women a little. Set off at

a good rate. Women and children very sick, rather sick myself. Beautiful

view of the coast all day, which was very fine. Got a few miles up the river

by night. Rained very hard and very dark. About 11 o'clock anchored the

boat, went down below - very hot - glad when I got out.

6, Sunday

Turned out about 2 o'clock. Very cold and wet, no wind, got on very slow.

Met a great quantity of steam and other vessels. Weather got out very fine.

Beautiful view of Woolwich, Greenwich. We got two men to help to row us up.

Arrived at St Catherine's Docks at 1/2 past 2. Went on shore. ...Mr. and

Mrs. Collins who procured us lodgings. I got some of our baggage on shore.

Had two rooms in a house in Ratcliff Highway. Slept there one night. Rooms

very small, not at all suited to our purpose.

7, Monday

Went to Mr. Collins as soon as I got up to get us fresh lodgings. Hired an

empty house, North East Smithfield, opposite St. Catherine's Docks. Happened

with Mr. White, the man old Racey told me of. Gave me a letter from my

brother Ted. Went on board the Ontario Packet Ship and the Neva, a

Merchantman. Like the Ontario the best. Wrote a letter to my aunt, walked

to the monument and London Bridge. Nailed up every door and window in the

house and laid with loaded pistol by my side.

July 8, Tuesday

Went on board the Ontario, saw the Captain and engaged our berths and paid

5L deposit. The old Chap, Thomas, William and George [Baldwins] took a

long ramble. Changed 20s for myself in Lombard Street and 10s for Caroline.

9, Wednesday

Received a letter from my Aunt. I, my wife and children met her at Mr.

Collins'. Aunt quite well. Gave me 20L of the money I owed her and not to

pay interest for three years. Promised to send my wife some things, made

some complaint about William [Baldwin].

10, Thursday

I, my wife, Mr. B. [Baldwin] and William [Baldwin] went for a long ramble out

to St. Paul's Cathedral. Got up the dome. Grand view of the City and River.

Went to the West End through the Regent Circus, St. James, the Green and Hyde

Park. Saw the cannon taken at Egypt, the mortar from Spain, the Statue of

Achilles, Duke of York's column, Carlton Palace [demolished soon after] and

various other grand places. Saw a square of glass in a hatter's window in

the Regents Circus 3 yards each way, dined of boiled beef and potatoes, cost

8d each. Went through Convent Garden, Market, Burlington Arcade, the Royal

Exchange, Bank of England and many other places. Went to Holtgopples. I

bought two pairs of screw tools. Went home very tired.

11, Friday

...[piece cut out]... About 1/2 past 7 o'clock I and the old Chap went to the

post office. Bought a half a polonay [baloney] as we came home, gave 2s for

it. Sat at home all the afternoon writing in the big book.

12, Saturday

Took a ramble with the Old Chap through Holbourn, Chancey [Chancery] Lane and

bought a few articles. Changed all my notes at the bank. Tired of walking

about and doing nothing.

July 13, Sunday

Found a bottle of wine in one of the closets...[deleted]... Wrote note of

hand for my Aunt Jagward for 20L to pay legal interest 3 years after this

date. Went over London and Southwark Bridges. Great deal of noise in the

street so I could not sleep.

14, Monday

Sent a letter to my Aunt, received a parcel from her. Laid in my sea stores

which consisted of 1 cwt. biscuits, 10 loaves of rusked bread, 2 large hams,

7 1/2 lbs. of bacon, 7 lbs. of white do (?), 16 lbs. brown sugar, 2 lbs.

raisins, 2 lbs. lard, 1 lb. candle, 2 lbs. soap, 8 1/2 lbs. cheese, 4 lbs.

butter, 8 lbs. salt, 2 oz. mustard, 2 oz. pepper, 1 lb. rice, 1 bottle

vinegar, 1/2 lb. tea, 1 lb. coffee, 25 eggs, 1/2 cwt potatoes, 1 bottle


15, Tuesday

Got all things ready to get on board the next morning. Nothing particular


16, Wednesday

Got all our things on board before noon. All went on board by 8 o'clock in

the evening. Slept on board, very hot, no light allowed. Could not sleep

a wink all night, so much noise and so hot. Bought a Testament for 6d of a

man who brought same on board.

17, Thursday

Got up before 4 o'clock. Would not let us smoke. Glad when the back gates

were opened to get half a pint of porter. Moved from our moorings about 3

o'clock. Did not get out of the dock until 8 o'clock at night. Desperate

row with the Captain of our vessel and an Irishman. Steamer took us in tow

down the river. Great breeze right ahead. Steamer not large enough. Cast

anchor about 11 o'clock half way to Gravesend. Steamer went back. Not a

very comfortable lodging.

July 18, Friday

Got up at 7 o'clock. Steerage in terrible confusion, boxes, etc. standing

about. Weighed anchor about 10 o'clock A. M. Steamer from London came to

tow us down. Arrived at the Nore at 5 o'clock, cast anchor. Very wet all

afternoon. My wife ill, obliged to lie in bed. The child Richard very ill,

have been so several days. Sea rather rough all the afternoon, several

women and children rather queer. All felt better when we anchored.

19, Saturday

Weighed anchor some time in the forenoon. Wind rather strong from the south

east, which was right in our teeth. Tried to beat up against it, got as far

as the north foreland, in trying to make the south foreland split 3 of our

sails to pieces. [North and South Foreland are two large headlands on the

Kent coast between the Thames estuary and Dover] My wife very ill, felt ill

myself. Great many very sick..Ran before the wind back to the north foreland

and there anchored. Went to bed, slept well all night. Cook gave us some


20, Sunday

Got up about 6 o'clock. Wind from the south east, pretty fresh. the vessel

still at anchor. My wife very ill. Child Richard very ill. Myself and the

other children tolerable well. Phillis very sick, not on the deck. I made

this entry. Weighed anchor at 2 o'clock P. M. Wind nearly a head, beat up

against it. Sat on deck till 9 o'clock - very pleasant taking the tack to

make the south foreland when I went to bed.

21, Monday

Wind south east nearly a head blow, very strong. Almost everybody sick, very

sick myself. Laid in bed all day. Wished I had never left Fakenham.

Thought I would go ashore at Portsmouth and there stop. Tins and every thing

else rattling about our heads. Went to bed for good about 9 o'clock. Don't

care whether I ever get up again.

July 22, Tuesday

Anchored at Portsmith about 1/2 past 5 o'clock A. M. Wind dropped. What

there was came from (blank spaces) which was favorable. Beautiful morning.

Everybody felt well and jolly. Bought some fresh bread and apples of some

men that came on board. Got a hearty breakfast, and a beautiful view of

Portsmouth harbour, fortification on the Isle of Wight on the other side, a

most beautiful place. Several went ashore for pleasure. Took in water. The

deck all in a bustle, the women washing and cleaning our room. Two of the

cabin passengers taken by the officers for debt. Hardly any wind all day.

Went to bed about 9 o'clock.

23, Wednesday

Got up about 6 o'clock. Very fine morning, but a dead clam, had not got

hardly a mile all night. Set every sail, but didn't go a mile an hour.

Child Richard very ill, I think worse than he was. Don't know how to pass

away my time. Shocking accommodation for the steerage passengers. A bar put

across by the main mast, the fore part of the ship full of ropes, chains,

and what not, and the sailors working the ship, and several large hen coops

which stunk very badly. No where to sit, lie or stand. Above 100 steerage

passengers beside the ship's crew wished the Captain had the ship down his

throat for taking so many passengers. No wind all day. Wife ill, obliged

to go to bed.

24, Thursday

Very fine morning but no wind, vessel hardly moved. Talked with Mr. Potter-

son -- he lived the last three years as usher at the free school in Walsham.

Broke my bottle of wine, which I found very good. A little breeze sprung up

about 6 o'clock, but not fair for us. My wife very ill and sick, obliged to

go to bed. Boy Dick hot and very sadly (blank space in dairy).

July 25, Friday

A little breeze from the west, south west. My wife and child Richard very

ill. Knocked my ink bottle down and broke it, a great misfortune. Time

hangs heavily on my hands. A nice breeze sprung up before night.

26, Saturday

Wind not quite so high. Got on deck till about noon when it came on to blow

very hard and continued to do so all night. Myself, wife and children very

ill. Boxes, tins are flying about in all directions.

27, Sunday

Wind very high. All of us very ill. Wished a thousand times I had never

left Fakenham. The 60L which it will cost me would have set me agoing

there. Never was so ill in my life. A sailor lost by some means during the

night -- some say he drowned himself. A little boy by the name of Brown

died in the morning and buried about noon. Wind continued very high all

night. William very ill with a sore throat and delirious, shockingly ill

all night.

28, Monday

Wind still very high. Got out to get some hot water the first time since

Saturday morning. Bales, casks are floating on the deck like a river cat.

About half a biscuit for breakfast, the first since Saturday morning.

Blowed hard all day. Felt very ill.

29, Tuesday

Wind eased a little but very fair, very fine morning. The mate came down

the steerage and would get the women out. My wife very ill. Washed all

my children myself. Boy Dick nothing but skin and bones. Got some

pudding for dinner and got some soup in the afternoon, felt a great deal

better. Cleaned our room which was in a devil of a pass. William a little


July 30. Wednesday

Light wind - very find day. All of us much better. Nothing particular

occured. Gave a shilling for part of a chicken which was a moderate one.

31, Thursday

Very fine day but little wind, not very favourable. Fitted a key to some

drawers. Had no file, but part of and old wood rasp unlocked the drawers

with it. Man gave me a pestooren, a Spanish coin, for the job worth about

9 pence or a shilling. All of us quite recovered from our sickness. Got a

very hearty dinner. Steward gave the old Chap [Mr. Baldwin] and me some

sheep's pluck which was a rare treat. Child Richard very ill. Nothing to

be seen but the water and sky - suppose we shall never see anything else.

Set of thieves on board. Several people lost things, flour, ham, run, etc.

We lost nothing yet only two shoes which were lost in the storm on Sunday.

Showed our child Richard to a doctor that was on board, gave him some mix-

ture and powders. Sat up almost all night with him.

August 1, Friday

Find morning, felt rather ill from sitting up with the child. Saw two vessels

in course of the day some distance off. Throat felt sore all day. Took some

hot gruel and put a poultice on my neck, wrapped myself in a quilt and went

to bed, was rarely hot.

2, Saturday

Very fine day, not much wind. Felt very ill, throat very sore. Could eat

nothing, no more than yesterday. Laid in bed almost all day. Put more

poultice on my throat, but go no better. Wind freshened up towards night.

The old Chaps boxes are all adrift.

3, Sunday

Wind high - ship labours very much. Tins and boxes are flying about. The

old lady very ill. My wife sick again - not sick myself, but very ill with

my throat and a violent pain in the head. All of us laid in bed all day.

Got some honey and put another poultice on my throat which did little good.

Didn't sleep all night. As soon as I laid down to sleep was delirious and

crept out of the berth and made a royal fuss.

August 4, Monday

Got on deck as soon as it was light. The ship labours a great deal, though

not much of a sea. Got wet by the water coming over her bows. Boiled some

gruel and tried to eat some biscuit. Didn't eat half a one - the first morsel

I had eat for three days. My wife and Caroline very sick. Got them on deck,

kept on deck till 8 o'clock. Sore broke in my throat which let me sleep very

sound. Saw a vessel. The mate gave my wife a bottle of porter to come on


5, Tuesday

Got up early, not well by a great deal. Wind fresh. Saw a vessel pretty

near. Wind got up. Kept on deck till dinner time. Wind increasing, was

obliged to keep below which was enough to sicken the devil. The ship rolled

about, could neither sit, stand or lay. The children not well. My wife

rather sick. Felt almost recovered from my sore throat. Should not mind

being below if we had more room. A most horrible gale during the night, the

sea running mountains high, the wind blowing like guns.

6, Wednesday

The wind abated a little before I got up, the sea very rough. Precisely at

12 o'clock at noon my hat blew off and never seen it, but once more put on my

night cap. The next time I went on deck dare say I looked a dervy [dervish]

with a long beard in the bargain. Attained Fred's cap to wear myself. The

men getting up water out of the hold, the afternoon very fine. We didn't

know till today the danger we were in last night. The jib boom from carrying

too much sail was completely under water and unshipped it. The sailors were

up to their waists in water on the deck.

August 7, Thursday

A nice breeze all day which was rather rainy, a fight between one of the

sailors and the cook's mate. Feel very faint and queer myself. Children

all very ill. Three weeks today since we left London.

8, Friday

A faint breeze all day. Bought 1/2 doz. bottles of porter from the mate.

Gave 6s for them. Pain of my teeth all day and night so I could not sleep.

Child Mary very ill. Got some water out of the hold, which made the decks

all in a muddle. Saw a vessel in the course of the day.

9, Saturday

Very little wind when I got up in the morning, which was early. Died away to

a dead calm by 7 o'clock. Ship didn't go half a mile an hour. Rained almost

all day. Forced to keep below, which was very hot. Saw several fish close

to the ship. The old Chap threw out his lines but didn't catch anything.

Mary and Richard very ill. Maria not well. My wife continues sick at inter-

vals. Felt very queer myself with my teeth. Put so much tobacco in my mouth

made me violent sick. A nice breeze sprung up before dark, which made us all

alive, it being the first fair wind we had had since we set sail. A child

died by the name of Binn some time in the night. The child Mary very ill all


10, Sunday

Not quite so much wind as last night, but still fair. The child Mary got the

measles very bad. Wind freshened up about noon, blew very hard in the after-

noon, got around to the old quarter nearly ahead of us by night and blew like

guns. Maria fell out of the bed, one of the top berths. Didn't hurt herself

for a wonder. Things flying about in all directions. A terrible night alto-


August 11, Monday

Wind eased a little, very cold all day. Mary very ill, fell off the bed in

the night and got cold, so the measels turned in and made her very ill.

Maria got on better. No wind of any account all day.

12, Tuesday

Almost a dead calm, but a fine day. Mary holds very ill, Maria ill but

better than Mary. Several grampuses and other strange fish seen from the

ship. Today bad pain of the face myself, which made me very queer. Bought

1 1/2 currants of the steward and gave 10d pound. Ship hardly go a mile

an hour all day. Wind freshened up at night from the old quarter nearly a

head which made the ship roll about. Mary and Richard very ill. Burned a

light all night and sat up with them.

13, Wednesday

Wind eased a little, very foggy, could not see the length of the ship. A

change took place in the child Richard while we were getting our breakfast

between 7 and 8 o'clock, lingered until half past 12 o'clock when he died.

Was buried about 1/2 past 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the mate reading the

burial service. A most disgraceful scene with two of the passengers begging

to fight time we were burying the child. Their names were Wise and Stringer.

Showed the doctor the child Mary. Recommended a warm bath, which we got for

her and put her in (with) Maria. I think will get better. Fred quite well.

Not much hopes of Mary. The child Richard was buried with a night gown and

cap and then sewed up in a piece of canvas with a bag of sand at his feet.

Two sailors carried him on deck, myself following. Was laid on a plank on

the ship's side at the winds we committed him to the deep. The end was

lifted up and he slid into the sea.

August 14, Thursday

A good deal of fun yesterday. The mate catched two porpoises, the sailors

are some of the flesh. Wind nearly a head which made the ship roll about a

good deal and hardly went a mile an hour. Five ships passed us in the course

of the day, spoke to one from Boston to Copenhagen 10 days out. Child Mary

very ill, Maria not much better, very troublesome all night - almost crazy

with pain of the teeth.

15, Friday

Wind very light when I got up but in favor of us. Wind increased in course

of the day, blew a nice breeze all the afternoon and fair for us. Spoke to

the doctor about the child Mary, gave me some powders for her. Very ill

with fever. Got Maria on the deck a little while, don't think she get any

better. The old lady very ill - have not eat anything for some time, felt

ill myself all day. Caught cold getting up after the children in the night.

Bought two bottles of porter of the steward.

16, Saturday

Felt very ill myself all day with a violent pain in the bowels. Saw seven or

eight ships pass us in course of the day. Mary and Maria very ill. A find

day but no wind to do any good.

17, Sunday

Got up early, stopt on deck a short time. When I went down found the child

Mary dead. She died some time in course of the night by the side of her

mother in the bed. Was buried about 10 o'clock in the forenoon - followed

her myself. Her mouth and throat a compleat huff [swelling] with the fever.

18 August, Monday

Not much wind - got up early on the deck, felt very ill, could eat nothing

nor had not for 2 or 3 days. The old lady [Mr. Baldwin's mother] didn't

appear worse this morning than usual. About 11 o'clock my wife came on deck

and told me she was dying. She went off very easy about 12 o'clock, laid in

bed all the afternoon was so ill. Old lady buried about 1/2 past 4 o'clock.

The old Chap, his wife, Caroline and Phillis followed. Had our room fumigated

with pitch. A capital wind cheife of the night blew very high.

19, Tuesday

Wind all gone when I got up which was rather before daylight, felt very ill,

obliged to go to bed. My wife went to the steward for a piece of bread and

butter, gave her a little brandy but would not give her the bread and butter.

Gave her some yeast to make a loaf, bought two bottles of porter of him, felt

a little better in the forenoon. Put a blister on Maria's stomach. Her

tongue looked dreadful bad with the fever - don't appear to mend.

20, Wednesday

Very ill all day. Fred getting worse, Maria very bad. No wind of any

account all day. Saw a vessel going the same way we were. Sometimes she beat

us and sometimes we her. Got Maria some arrow root mild and other things

from the steward. Most heartily tired of my life, so many people sick on

board and the ship hardly move.

21 August, Thursday

A dead calm all day. Felt very ill, laid down half the day. Maria got worse

every hour. My wife showed Fred (to) the doctor to ask him whether he could

do anything for him before he got worse. Didn't give him anything. Told the

Mate about it, who got me some powders and mixture for Maria, but I doubt too

late. Her mouth and throat in a shocking state. The wind got up at night,

but right ahead of us, made us cool all night.

22, Friday

Wind blew a little this morning from the same quarter. Maria's tongue look

worse this morning than ever I see it. - have no hopes of her. Sailors came

down the steerage and cleaned out behind the boxes. Not 300 miles from New

York, appears as if we was never to get there. Caroling sadly with a swell

face. Fred getting worse. Measels not out yet. Mate brought some powders

and drops which we had to give him every hour and a half. Had to be up all

night. A dead calm.

23, Saturday

Maria appears a little better. Her tongue don't look so bad by a great deal.

The measels came out of Fred very full. Feel very queer myself - bought a

bottle of wine of the steward for 2s. Maria picked a piece or 2 of chicken.

A dead calm all day, didn't stir an inch. Tired of my life.

August 24, Sunday

A little wind sprung up last night but right ahead of us so we done as much

harm by going as if we stood still. Maria very restless all night, don't

appear so well this morning. Fred keeps very full of the measels. Every-

body tired of being here becalmed so long. Wind freshened up today, blew

pretty fair until some time in the night when it died away. My wife and I

sat up with Maria all night. Very bad and restless calling for drink every

minute. She died between 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning. Went off very

easy. Had hold of my hand when she died and asked for a drink a minute or

two before.

25, Monday

I and my wife went on deck before 4 o'clock -- so wonderful--hot below. Saw

the Mate, ordered about burying Maria. Had her buried about 7 o'clock, the

Captain reading prayers. My wife and I followed her on deck. Got Fred up and

dressed him. My wife went and spoke to the Captain to give him something to

eat - promised he would. No wind the first of the morning - nice breeze

sprung up in the afternoon which lasted all day, died away in course of the


26, Tuesday

No wind to do any good. Got Frederick on deck a little while, felt very ill

myself. Steward sent a whole chicken for Fred who ate pretty hearty of it.

Hope he will recover.

August 27, Wednesday

I saw land this morning as soon as I got up about 1/2 past 5 o'clock. Two

boats came to us before breakfast from New York. The decks all in confusion.

People all alive, felt very low spirited myself - don't care whether I ever go

on shore or not. Fred eat some of his chicken - think he is better this

morning. Arrived off Staten Island about 12 o'clock. Doctor came on board in

the afternoon, advised my child Fred to go in the hospital. Went with him and

his mother to the hospital. The same night bought some apples and oysters.

Several people went to New York, came home merry and made a deal of singing

and noise. Could not sleep.

August 28, Thursday

Got up in the morning by 3 o'clock, made an apple cake for my breakfast,

began to wash some linen before it was daylight - had not done until 9

o'clock. Hung the things out to dry, got my breakfast. Began to take up the

boxes and knock down the middle berths. Ship all in confusion. Had to put

my linen in the box quite wet. Long while putting the boxes and luggage on

board the lighter which laid alongside. 3 o'clock or more when we left the

ship, went to the quarantine quay, opened all our boxes and untied the beds,

the excise officer saw one of my guns from it being foolishly left on the top.

didn't see any of the others. Left the gun at the store on Staten Island.

Doctor kept us waiting a long while. Very tired and ill. 5 o'clock or more

before we got away from the quarantine ground - no wind so the lighter could

not go. Hired a steamer ourselves to tow us up. Nearly dark before we got

to New York. Terrible confusion getting the things out. Nearly lost one of

my feather beds. Got the hatches locked down at the last till morning. Got

two loads of our boxes out. I went to lodge at the Lady of the Lake in

Roosevelt Street - a most shocking place. Went to bed about 2 o'clock. 3

beds in the room and beds most shockingly nasty. Had not been in bed above

1/2 hour when a fellow came to bed and pulled his shirt off. I was laying

outside the bed with my clothes on. Didn't sleep half and hour.

29, Friday

Got up at 3 o'clock, went to the lighter and got the rest of the things out.

Went to the Custom House after my gun - cost me 1 dollar and 90 cents. Went

by the steam boat to Staten Island, went to the hospital and see Fred. Think

he looked very bad. Stopped till 6 o'clock. Went after my gun - had two

shillings more to pay. Sold it to the officer of Customs for 6 dollars and a

quarter and a shilling. Got my tea and slept in a private room at Bolivars

Hall - cost 4 shillings.

30, Saturday

Went by the steam boat to New York and settled with the man at the Lady of

the Lake, paid 2/3 for bed and supper and 1 dollar and a half for the boxes

standing. Went to Brooklyn after dinner - a very pleasant place. The old

Chap hired two rooms there - got my tea and slept with William & George.

31 Sunday

Went to Staten Island by the 8 o'clock packet - went to the hotel and spoke

for a bed - went to the hospital to see Fred - looked a great deal worse.

Don't think he will ever get over it. Stopt all day with him. Got my

breakfast and dinner there. My wife tolerably well - tired of being there -

left her about 6 o'clock, got my tea and slept at Bolivars Hall.

September 1, Monday

A wet morning - got up just in time for the steam boat - got wet through

going from the steam boat to Brooklyn. Changed my clothes, settled with the

old Chap for the dock dues in London and for the bread and other moneys I owed

him - gave him 18s - slept at Brooklyn.

2, Tuesday

Went to the City with the old Chap, Phillis and Caroline to Broadway where

Phillis got work. Was to go the next day. Call on 2 or 3 gun makers. Mr.

Hall of Fulton Street told me to call again at 3 o'clock. Went to Brooklyn

to dinner. Called at Mr. Hall's - was gone to Staten Island and wanted to

go there. Packet didn't start till 6 o'clock. Left my bundle at the office

and walked up Greenwich Street. Happened with a gunmakers shop kept by one

...(blank in diary)...and Irishman, a very clever fellow, had a jug of ale

and some biscuits with him. My watch was 25 minutes too slow, so the packet

was gone when I got there. Went to Mr. Hall's again. Told me I might come

to work on Thursday morning. Went to Brooklyn got tea and slept there.

3, Thursday

Went to work at seven o'clock in the morning, filed up some furniture and

other jobs, felt very tired at night, went to Brooklyn to sleep.

4, Friday

Done a variety of jobs, waited an hour for Mr. Hall. Gave me only 2 and half

dollars for the three days and offered me only 5 dollars a week. Told him I

thought it a great deal too little. Went to Brooklyn very tired and ill


6, Sunday

Went to Staten Island, got my breakfast there. Child Fred very bad, shrunk

all away his bones nearly through his skin. Doctor thinks he got the

typhus fever, told me not to go in the room. Got my dinner and tea there.

Went away by the five o'clock packet.

7, Monday

Went to work at 7 o'clock. Dined as usual at the corner of Ann Street -

roast beef and apple dumpling. Cost a shilling. Looked about for lodgings.

Old Chap called and told me about room to be let in William Street. Old

woman very (work illegible) mobbed her. could not get lodgings. Mr. Hall

told me he would see after a place for me. Phillis called about 7 o'clock.

Mr. Hall told me of a lodging house. Didn't stop. Went home with Phillis.

Rained hard.

8, Tuesday

Went off early to New York to look for lodgings. Could not get lodgings only

for myself, not for my wife. Bought a loaf of bread and a half a pound of

cheese. Went up the shop and got my breakfast. Felt very ill. Worked about

an hour obliged to go home. Left the direction with Witemore where I was

going. Bought half a pint of cherry brandy, laid down. My wife came about 11

o'clock from the hospital. The child Fred died at 7 o'clock on Monday morn-

ing, September 7. Felt very queer myself. Wife had a good job to find me


9, Wednesday

Felt better this morning. Went to work all day. My wife got work at a


10, Thursday

Felt very ill and could not go to work. Cleaned my guns. Went in the

afternoon to look at a house with the old Chap through the toll bar.

Don't like it at all. See an advertisement of a farm to sell at West Chester.

Made up my mind to go to the new states.

September 11, Friday

Went to work all day. Made some inquiries about the farm. The old Chap

understood it was to sell for 5 dollars an acre. I think it is a mistake.

12, Saturday

Went and looked at the map of the farm at West Chester. Told Mr. Hall I

should give up working for him at 5 dol. a week. Think he would give me 6

if I had stopped with him.

13, Sunday

Walked on the Heights of Brooklyn had a beautiful view of New York. Went to

the Presbyterian Church.

14, Monday

Set off early in the morning to look at the farm at West Chester. Rode to

Harlem had to walk 6 miles. Saw plenty of apple trees by the road side.

Filled my pockets. with them. Got our dinner with the farmer and went and

looked at the land. Looked a rough sort of place very full of large stones.

He asked 125 dollars an acre for it. The old Chap had thought the price had

been 5 dollars. Didn't buy it. Tired when we got home.

15, Tuesday

Went to New York inquired about the steam boat. Went to Mr. Clark's to see

Phillis. Mr. Clark says he can't give her work all winter thinks she had

better go with us. The old Chap and I made up our minds to go to the west

country. Phillis made up her mind to go. Caroline stopped at Brooklyn

engaged a carman to be at our lodgings at 4 o'clock to take our baggage to

the steam boat which started from Courtland St. at 6 o'clock.

September 16, Wednesday

Got up a little after 3 o'clock, tied up our beds and boxes didn't get off

till 1/2 past 5 owing to one of the carmen being out of the way. Was too

late for the steamer had our things put on board a tow boat which was to sail

at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Went all over the City to get money changed

but could not. To my mind time hung heavy on our hands all day. Didn't sail

that night. Slept in the after cabin.

17, Thursday

Steamer took us and 2 more boats in tow about 1/4 past 8. Weather very thick

cleared off towards noon. A beautiful prospect all the way down the river

the banks on each side being a rock in some places rising 2 or 300 feet nearly

perpendicular and covered with shrubs and trees from the water's edge to the

very summit which gave them a beautiful appearance. Saw a great many houses

and villages and the New York State Prison which is an immense building. Went

to bed early. My wife not very well.

18, Friday

The country not so mountainous as yesterday but some good hills now and then.

Not very fair weather. The trees and shrubs on each side look beautiful.

Passed several very pretty villages arrived at Albany at noon. Cost us by

the tow boat from New York to Albany 1/2 a dollar each and 6s/6d for baggage.

Took our things out of the tow boat into the cars on the railroad which took

us to Schenectady, a distance of 16 miles which we went in an hour. Put our

things out of the car into a Canal tow boat. Cost 31 cents each and 84 cents

for baggage which weighed 845 pounds. All 100 pounds each on the tow boat to

Albany and 50 pounds each on the railroad. Stopped at Schenectady until 5

o'clock on Saturday afternoon.

19, Saturday

Left Schenectady at 5 o'clock towed by two horses. Very comfortable cabin to

sleep in.

20, Sunday

Went on about 3 miles and hour. Nothing particular happened. Went through

several locks.

21 Monday

Arrived at Utica. Went and looked about - a nice sort of place the country

on each side of the Canal covered with woods bridges without number and a

great many locks.

22, Tuesday

Arrived at Rochester at night - a very curious place but could not see much

of it.

23, Wednesday (no entry)

24, Thursday

Arrived at Lockport where there are 10 locks altogether 5 to go up and 5 to go

down. A wonderful piece of workmanship. The Canal is cut through a solid

rock for 2 or 3 miles - some places 20 feet deep.

25, Friday

Arrived at Buffalo in the morning by 7 o'clock - a very pretty place. The

distance we came in the tow boat was 333 miles which cost 5 dollars each and

1 1/2 cents per mile and the baggage 6 dollars and a half. Had our things put

on board a steam boat and started at 9 o'clock for Detroit which is the whole

length of the lake - which is about 400 miles. A very fine day very bad

accommodation - obliged to sleep on deck - very cold and uncomfortable.

Several people very sick my wife sick among the rest.

26, Saturday

Arrived at Fairport about 8 o'clock in the morning. Came on to rain and blow

- very cold and uncomfortable. Went in shore hired a room and had a fire. I

and my wife had a bed, the others sat up all night. Paid 4s for the room and

five and 1/2 for the bed. The lake as rough as the sea all night.

27, Sunday

A fine morning the wind dropped. Left Fairport about 10 or 11 o'clock -

arrived at Cleveland, Ohio about 4 in the afternoon where we landed. Hired

a room for a dollar a week - gave a man 3s to carry our things. We came

about 200 miles on the lake which cost us 2 1/2 dollars and the luggage 1 1/4

dollars. It would have cost only 1/2 a dollar more to have went all the way

to Detroit 200 miles farther and nothing for the baggage.

28, Monday

Went to a land agent to inquire after a farm. Went and looked at one of 100

acres at $10 an acre belonging to Mr. Gray. Didn't much like the look of the


29, Tuesday

Went to look at a farm about 3 miles from Cleveland of 100 acres for which

the man asked 25 dollars an acre, the price too high.

30, Wednesday

Rained all day kept at home.

October 1, Thursday

My Hayden lent us his horse and wagon to go and look at Mr. Gray's farm again

as he was not at home the first time. This time looked at the farm - didn't

like it at all the land very bad the bridge [needs] mending. Cost us 2s to

be ferried over the river. Horse pulled his shoe off cost 1/ to put it back.

2, Friday

Went with Mr. Dorset and Cooke in a 2 horse wagon to look at a farm about 13

miles off. The land very good 100 acres - 40 cleared - 2 houses and 3 barns

and orchard. Price 14 dollars. Liked the farm very well but the situation

not good being 1 1/2 miles in the wood from the main road and a shocking bad

road such a one as I never saw. Cost us 6 or 7s each for the journey.

3, Saturday

Met Mr. Dorset to talk with him about the farm. Would take no less than 1300

dollars for it. Offered him 900 - pay 600 down. Went in the afternoon to

look at a farm on the Buff. Old road which we were told was 3 and 1/2 miles

but turned out to be 6. Got within half a mile of it and turned back as we

know it would not answer - the price being 30 dollars an acre and it was

situated amongst the woods.

4, Sunday

A fine day - walked out with my wife and Phillis and looked about the town.

5, Monday

Very ill all day didn't go out al all.

6, Tuesday

Got up at 1/2 past 4 and started off for Chagrin to look at a farm there of

60 acres. Got there about 12 o'clock. Got our tea and slept at a tavern.

October 7, Wednesday

Breakfasted with a blacksmith. I rode with him 6 miles to look at a farm of

100 acres with 2 houses - asked 1000 dollars for it. Went to Mr. Allen's and

bought a farm of 50 acres for 600 dollars. He offered to send his team to

fetch our things - say I had better follow my trade in the village than to

farm. Offered to sell me a house and garden for 125 dollars. Went to

several places to hire me a house - couldn't make up my mind about it. Left

Chagrin 1/2 past 3 o'clock to walk to Cleveland. Got home between 9 and 10

very ill and tired. Went to bed and sweated a good deal which took the

soreness out of my legs.

8, Thursday and 9, Friday (no entries)

10, Saturday

Bought 2 axes and made the handles for them. The axe cost 14s.

11, Sunday

A find day - took a walk out.

12, Monday (no entry)

13, Tuesday

I started from Cleveland about noon - all my and the Doctor's things put on

one wagon -- too heavy a load. Got as far as Euclid at dark. Hired another

team with which we went on to Chagrin. Had a great deal of trouble to find

our way. Arrived at the old log house on the farm Mr. Baldwin had bought at

12 o'clock at night made a fire and warmed ourselves and went to bed on the


(No more entries)


The Log opens with the "Auction Account, Wednesday, June 25, 1834," which

netted 34 pounds, 2 shillings, 1 pence.

At the end of the book is an "Account of the Expenses of a frame house 23 ft.

by 16 built by R. Yaxley in Willoughby, State of Ohio, began Monday, June 15,

1835 - finished Thursday, 19 of November, 1835." Total $179.76 1/2.

Ref: Journal is part of family records, present holder of journal unknown

Ref: Listed on 1850 census.

Ref: History of Geauga & Lake Counties, Ohio, c. 1878, Wms. Bros. Phil. PA

Owned land in Chagrin township (later named Willoughby) 80 acres on Lake

Street, north of railroad tracks.

Will of Richard Yaxley

I, Richard Yaxley of Willoughby Township, Lake County, State of Ohio do make

and publish this my last will and testament.

I give and divise to my wife Harriet Yaxley the house and lot on Second Street

in Willoughby Village in which I now reside and all the household furniture,

bed and bedding therein contained for her sole use and benefit during her

natural life. I direct my Executer to invest two thousand (2000) dollars of

my personal estate in such securities as they deem safe and pay all interest

and profit of such investments semi-annualy to my wife Harriet Yaxley during

her life, on the death of my said wife Harriet I direct that the two thousand

dollars invested be equally divided between my four sons, Richard Yaxley,

Frederick G. Yaxley, William H. Yaxley and Oscar E. Yaxley. I direct my

Executors to make provision out of my personal estate to pay the taxes on the

foresaid house & lot and to keep them in repair as long as my wife Harriet

shall live , at her death the aforesaid House and lot and all the household

furniture, beds, bedding shall be equally divided between my four sons,

Richard, Federick G.,William H., and Oscar E. Yaxley. I direct my Executor to

erect a monument of white marble on my cemetery lot in Willoughby Village

dedicated to myself and my three wives, MaryAnn Yaxley, Caroline Yaxley and

Harriet Yaxley, for which I give three hundred dollars (300), my wife Harriet

agrees at her decease the same sum three hundred dollars (300) for said


I give to my son William H. Yaxley my carpenter tool chest and all my

carpenter tools of every discription.

I give to my son Oscar E. Yaxley my turning lathe and all the tools

belonging to it.

I give to my granddaughter Mary Yaxley my portable writing desk.

I give to my grandson Charles Yaxley my gold watch and chain.

After satisfying the above bequests and paying all my just debts and my

funeral expenses, I give to my four sons Richard Yaxley, Frederick G. Yaxley,

William H. Yaxley and Oscar E. Yaxley or their heirs all property real and

personal and mixed of which I may be the owner of or entitled to at my decease

to be equally divided between them. I appoint my two sons William H. Yaxley

and Oscar E. Yaxley Executers of this my last will and testament in testamony


in testimony hereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 25 day of January


Richard Yaxley (seal)

Singned and acknowdedged by said Richard Yaxley as his last will and testament

in our presence and signed by us in his precence.

T. W. Boyce (seal)

Myra M. Boyce (seal)

Ref: Probate Court Records, filed 6 May 1893, probate 9 May 1893

A. G. Reynolds, Probate Judge

Obituary of Richard Yaxley (1808-1893) By Marilyn Bartholomew - Feb 22, 2000

The following obituary was taken from the Willoughby Independent Lake County, Ohio April 7, 1893

Copied "as is" from the copy that was given to me.

Died, at the residence of his son, O.E.Yaxley, March 30, 1893, Richard Yaxley, aged 84 years and 3 months. The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m., on the 1st of April, Rev. H.S.Jackson of the M.E.Church conducting the services.

Richard Yaxley was born at North Walsham, Norfolk Co., England, July 27, 1808. He married to Mary A. Baldwin, March 20 (records say 28), and to them were born ten children--three daughters and seven sons--of which four sons survive him. Mr. Yaxley with his wife and four children left London July 16th, 1834, on the packet ship Ontario, bound for New York, arriving at Staten Island at noon on August 27, a voyage of forty-two days. To the family it was a voyage of sickness and sorrow. After being out a few days the passengers were stricken with ship fever, and they lost their son Richard, who died of fever August 13th; followed by their daughter Mary August 17; and Maria August 24. Later on the measles broke out among the remaining children, and their only child now left, Fred, was smitten with the disease and died at the quarantine hospital on Staten Island. September 7th--having lost all four children in a period of twenty-six days. The horrors of such a voyage in an emigrant ship is beyond the power of tongue or pen to describe, and wholly unknown to the present generation in trans-atlantic travel. With great anticipation on leaving England of bettering his condition in the States, proved to be a sad disappointment. Childless, home sick, and heart sick with sorrow, he started westward to the then new states (Ohio and Michigan) leaving New York on a tug boat which took them as far as Albany; from Albany to Schenectady 16 miles by R.R.;Schenectady to Buffalo by canal; Buffalo to Cleveland on a steamboat--making the journey in ten days, arriving in Cleveland September 27, 1834, then but a small village. What is now the West Side was a dense swamp, where sportsmen would shoot snipe. The only means of crossing the river was on a log float bridge near what is now the foot of Superior street.

Having bought with his father-in-law fifty acres of land (now owned by George Brichford) he moved on to it in October, 1834. In 1835 he built a house and gun shop near the Maple Grove school house; and in that year commenced to work at his trade as gunmaker. It was while living on this place that he suffered the greatest loss of his life, his wife (d.Feb 22, 1846) and two children--his wife, the choice of his youth, the mother of all of his (10) children.

In 1846 he bought a farm just east of Willoughby village. While living there he married to Caroline, (Mary Ann's sister), daughter of Thomas Baldwin, who died October 21st, 1874, on the farm now owned by his son Fred. September 9th, 1879, he was married to Harriet Billson, and the year following moved to this village, where his wife died January 16, 1892.

Being burdened with infirmities incident to old age, and the loss of the will power of younger days, he could never recover the cheerfulness and desire to live, being ready at all times for the call to go. His last year of life was spent near the same place on the same farm and in plain view of the home he occupied years ago--the place of his greatest prosperity during life, and the only home he ever occupied that was not visited by the hand of death.

The deceased, like many other, may not have realized all the hopes and ambitions of his early youth, as to his worldly possessions, but he had gained a fair competency, with which he was perfectly satisfied. Politically, he was a life-long democrat, having cast his first ballot in 1839-40, and all through life an honest advocate of true democracy--but nearly all of his chosen friends were of the opposite political belief. Although not a leader of men, politically or otherwise, all knew him as an honest man and of a high standard of moral character. Temperate in all things. Although addicted to the use of tobacco for a great number of years, the habit was not allowed to become his master. He was a great home body, as many of the older inhabitants well know, who have enjoyed his hospitality and good cheer at his home and fireside. But the most of them have joined the silent majority.

May we forgive his faults and cover his shortcomings with a mantle of charity in the same good spirit that we hope ourselves to be forgiven. In his last sickness, although not knowing those around him and not realizing any pain, everything that could be done was done by willing hands--they knowing that he was soon to be called to another and better world--his children knowing he died in full faith that there is a rest beyond the grave. His four surviving children are: Richard, of Waite Hill; Fred G., of Petersburg, VA.; W.H.(William) and Oscar E. of this place.

Will proved 1893; Docket 2 p. 134; Will I p.98; Lake County, Ohio. Death certificate Vol. 1 p. 204, Age 84 y, 8 m, 3 d; of paralysis.

Ref: Marilyn A. Yaxley Bartholomew, 20 Sep 1998, based on research by Mrs. George (Ruth) Yaxley. He married (1) 28-Mar-1828 in Bacton Parish, Norfolk Co.,England, Mary A. BALDWIN. He married (2) 28-Feb-1847 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, Caroline BALDWIN JONES, born 17-AUG-1808 in Bacton, Norfolk Co.,England, died 21-OCT-1874 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, Ref: Marilyn A. Yaxley Bartholomew, 20 Sep 1998. He married (3) 9-Sep-1879 in Lake Co., Ohio, Harriet BILSON, born 10-SEP-1819 in Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co.,Ohio, died 16-JAN-1892 in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, Ref: Will probated 1892; Docket 2 p. 17; Will H p. 160; Lake County, Ohio Death Record Vol 1, p. 192; 72 yrs, 4 mo, 6 d. died of LaGrippe.Funeral at residence.

Ref: Marilyn A. Yaxley Bartholomew, 20 Sep 1998

Children by Mary A. BALDWIN:

i Ann Marie YAXLEY born 25-JUN-1828, died 24-AUG-1834.

ii Federick YAXLEY born 02-SEP-1829, died 27-SEP-1834.

iii Mary YAXLEY born 15-JAN-1831, died 17-AUG-1834.

iv Richard YAXLEY born 26-APR-1833, died 13-AUG-1834.

v Richard YAXLEY Jr. born 11-MAR-1835, died 15-AUG-1917.

20. vi Frederick George YAXLEY born 24-JAN-1837, died 13-DEC-1901.

vii William Henry YAXLEY born 29-JAN-1839, died 04-NOV-1908.

viii Oscar Ebenezer YAXLEY born 07-FEB-1841, died 13-DEC-1908.

ix Thomas Jefferson YAXLEY born 12-JUN-1843, died 03-OCT-1844.

x Mary YAXLEY born 10-FEB-1846, died 11-FEB-1846.

41. Mary A. BALDWIN, born 23-AUG-1806 in England, died 22-FEB-1846 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio.

42. Samuel CONANT, born 17-OCT-1793, died 12-APR-1878 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio. He married Angela (Agnes) WHEDON.


i Lucius CONANT born 18-OCT-1825.

ii Almira CONANT born 04-MAR-1829.

21. iii Mary Elizabeth CONANT born 23-APR-1836, died 06-SEP-1874.

iv Anna Louisa CONANT born 13-SEP-1840, died 28-JUN-1909.

43. Angela (Agnes) WHEDON, born 11-AUG-1803, died 21-MAR-1883 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio.

44. Herman SPRAGUE. He married Melissa WILLIAMS.


22. i Seth SPRAGUE born 15-JUN-1839, died 23-SEP-1901.

45. Melissa WILLIAMS.

46. Thomas MC MILLEN, born __-___-1813 in Hayfield Twp. Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, died bef. 1885. Ref: Janeena Simmons; History of Crawford Co. PA, 1885; Census 1840-Crawford Co., PA, 1850 Hayfield Twp., Crawford Co., PA, 1860 Summerhill Twp., Crawford Co., PA. He married Mary A. MOREHOUSE.


i Henrietta MC MILLEN born __-___-1837.

ii Gilbert MC MILLEN born 24-NOV-1841, died __-___-1911.

iii Fanny MC MILLEN born __-___-1843/4.

23. iv Lydia Ellen Mc MILLEN born 12-Dec-1847, died 16-JUN-1937.

v Stillman Alvro MC MILLEN born 18-APR-1849, died 02-APR-1915.

vi Phebe MC MILLEN born __-___-1851.

47. Mary A. MOREHOUSE, born __-___-1817 in New York.

48. James LONG, died 13-NOV-1852 w/p in Gallia Co., Ohio. He married (____) LONG#.


i Anderson LONG born __-FEB-1804, died 05-JAN-1853.

24. ii James LONG born __-___-1811.

iii Mattias LONG.

iv Elizabeth LONG.

49. (____) LONG#.

50. William CRAWFORD. He married (____) CRAWFORD#.


25. i Mary CRAWFORD born __-___-1821, died 23-JAN-1905.

51. (____) CRAWFORD#.

4th Great-Grandparents

80. Richard YAXLEY, born __- MAY 1785 in Cheshunt, Hertford Co., England, died 30 Nov 1810 in North Walsham, Hertford, England. Ref: Death date: Marriage certificate of son states consent was given by William Morter, guardian

Ref: Marilyn Yaxley Bartholomew, 20 Sep 1998

Ref: Christening record & Marriage: International Genealogical Index - Version AA40, 13 Dec 1997

Ref: North Walsham registers via Andrew Yaxley Bank House 8 New Close Road, Nab Wood, Shipley , West Yorkshire, BD18 4AB, England Listed in admons. Elizabeth Yaxley A32 MF294 late wife of Richard Yaxley of North Walsham 1805 signed by Richard Yaxley occupation Whitesmith 24 Feb 1806 and Richard Yaxley A114 MF295 of North Walsham 1808 signed Maria Yaxley widow of North Walsham and witnessed by Peter Jagward dated 30 Nov 1810. He married (1) 18 Nov 1805 in North Walsham, Hereford, England, Elizabeth GAZE, died 24 Feb 1806 in North Walsham, Hereford, England. He married (2) 23-JUN-1806 in North Walsham, Hertford, England, Maria JAGWOOD.

Children by Maria JAGWOOD:

i Hannah Maria YAXLEY born 15-Feb-1807, died 25-Mar-1807.

40. ii Richard YAXLEY born 27-JUL-1808, died 30-MAR-1893.

iii William YAXLEY born 10-Feb-1810.

81. Maria JAGWOOD, born 4-Nov-1787 in North Walsham, Norfolk Co., England, died 12-APR-1829 in North Walsham, Norfolk Co., England. Ref: Letter from Ruth Yaxley to Roy Yaxley dated 28 Jun 1970: Maria Morter, mother, died April 12th 1829 at quarter past 12 o'clock at night, Sunday. Age 42.

Ref: International Genealogical Index - Version AA40, 13 Dec 1997. She married (1) 23-JUN-1806 in North Walsham, Hertford, England, Richard YAXLEY. She married (2) 04-FEB-1812 in North Walsham, Norfolk Co., England, William MORTER, Ref: Janet Densley, 10 Jul 2001; IGI records

Ref: Andrew Yaxley, England North Walsham marriage records/baptism records.

Children by Richard YAXLEY:

i Hannah Maria YAXLEY born 15-Feb-1807, died 25-Mar-1807.

40. ii Richard YAXLEY born 27-JUL-1808, died 30-MAR-1893.

iii William YAXLEY born 10-Feb-1810.

Children by William MORTER:

iv Ebenezer Edward MORTER.

v Eliza Hannah MORTER.

vi Blyth Jagward MORTER.

vii Mary Jagward MORTER.

viii Emely Sarah MORTER.

ix Louisa MORTER.

x Rueben Thomas MORTER.

xi Ruth MORTER.

82. Thomas BALDWIN, born ca.1784 in Norfolk, England, died __-FEB-1876 in Ohio. Ref: Listed on manifest of Ship Ontario, 1834, out of London, England received from National Archives; listed as farmer Ref: History of Geauga & Lake Counties, Ohio, 1878,

Wms Bros, Philadelphia, PA owned property in Willoughby, section T6 lot 1; listed as Doctor Baldwin. Ref: 1850 US Census pg. 157, Willoughby District, Lake County, OH Ref:

Marriage notice in Painesville Telegraph, 14 Apr 1847, p. 3 In Chardon, Geauga Co., on the 30th of March, by Sam'l Magunnigal, Esq., Mr. Thomas Baldwin, of Willoughby, and Mrs. Jemima Makepeace, of the former place.

Ref: Ohio 1870 Census age 85, M593-Roll Pg. 189, Born England. He married (1) Mary TURNER. He married (2) 30-MAR-1847 in Chardon, Geauga Co., Ohio, Jemima MAKEPEACE, born ca. 1790, Ref: listed in US 1850 census for Willoughby District, Lake County, Ohio

Children by Mary TURNER:

41. i Mary A. BALDWIN born 23-AUG-1806, died 22-FEB-1846.

ii Caroline BALDWIN JONES born 17-AUG-1808, died 21-OCT-1874.

iii George BALDWIN born ca.1812.

iv Phillis BALDWIN born ca 1811.

v William BALDWIN born ca.1821.

83. Mary TURNER, born ca. 1783 in England.

84. John Gardiner CONANT, born 30-AUG-1768 in Concord, Massachusetts, died 09-FEB-1830 in Wells, Vermont. He married Rachel GILES.


i John CONANT born __-___-1792, died __-___-1871.

42. ii Samuel CONANT born 17-OCT-1793, died 12-APR-1878.

iii Eben CONANT born __-___-1796, died __-___-1833.

iv Andrew CONANT born __-___-1798, died __-___-1854.

v Rufus CONANT born __-JUN-1800, died __-MAY-1881.

vi Rachel CONANT born __-___-1803, died ____1856 (1836).

vii Wesley CONANT born __-MAY-1806, died __-___-1849.

viii Sally CONANT born __-___-1809, died __-___-1812.

ix Sally CONANT born __-___-1817, died __-___-1845.

x Mary CONANT born __-___-1818, died __-___-1833.

85. Rachel GILES, born 02-FEB-1771 in Townsend, Massachusetts, died __-___-1825 in Pawlett, Vermont.

86. Ansel WHEDON, born in Groton, Connecticut, died __-___-1826. He married Rachael WHEDON#.


i Ansel WHEDON born __-___-1787.

ii John WHEDON.

iii Samuel WHEDON.

iv Rachel WHEDON.

v Lovina WHEDON.

43. vi Angela (Agnes) WHEDON born 11-AUG-1803, died 21-MAR-1883.

87. Rachael WHEDON#, died __-___-1837.

92. James MC MILLEN, born 02-FEB-1781/6 in Northern Ireland, died bef 9-OCT-1841 in Hayfield Twp, Crawford Co., Pennslyvania. Ref: Janeena Simmons; family group sheet listed as from Ireland of Scotch parents; from History of Crawford Co., PA 1885, Warner Beers & Co.,

Ref: death date determined by deed recorded for sale of 150 ac. ($1500). All children were alive at that date. He married 05-MAR-1811 in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, Mary "Molly" THOMPSON.


46. i Thomas MC MILLEN born __-___-1813, died bef. 1885.

ii James MC MILLEN born 15-MAY-1814, died 15-NOV-1888.

iii Jane MC MILLEN.

iv Robert MC MILLEN born 14-FEB-1818.

v John MC MILLEN born 14-FEB-1818.

vi David MC MILLEN.

93. Mary "Molly" THOMPSON, born in Northern Ireland. Ref: Janeena Simmons; family group sheet, listed as from Ireland of Scotch parents.

94. John MOREHOUSE, born in Connecticut, died 1850-1860. Ref: Janeena Simmons. He married Jane MOREHOUSE#.


47. i Mary A. MOREHOUSE born __-___-1817.

ii Edmund MOREHOUSE born __-___-1805/6.

iii (____) MOREHOUSE.

95. Jane MOREHOUSE#, died 1850-1860.

5th Great-Grandparents

160. Richard YAXLEY. He married bef MAY 1785, Sarah DOWCETT.


80. i Richard YAXLEY born __- MAY 1785, died 30 Nov 1810.

161. Sarah DOWCETT. Ref: Christening record of son, International Genealogical Index - Version AA40, 13 Dec 1997.

162. William JAGWARD, born in Cheshunt, Hertford Co., England, died __-Oct-1811 in England. Ref: Marilyn A. Yaxley Bartholomew, 20 Sep 1998; Based on research by Mrs. George (Ruth) Yaxley. He married Mary JAGWARD#.


i Sarah JAGWOOD.

ii William JAGWOOD.

iii Elizabeth JAGWOOD.


v Blyth Peter JAGWOOD.

vi Hannah JAGWOOD.

81. vii Maria JAGWOOD born 4-Nov-1787, died 12-APR-1829.

viii John JAGWOOD.

163. Mary JAGWARD#, born __-___-1745, died 23-OCT-1830. Ref: Letter from Ruth Yaxley to Roy Yaxley dated 28 Jun 1970: Mary Jagwood, Grandmother, Died Saturday, October 23rd 1830 a little past 9 o'clock in the morning. Age 85.

Ref: E-mail from Sandy Fackler: Maria Jagwards parents were probably William Jagward and Mary Blyth.

164. (____) BALDWIN. He married Ann BALDWIN#.


82. i Thomas BALDWIN born ca.1784, died __-FEB-1876.

165. Ann BALDWIN#, born ca. 1756 in England, died 18-AUG-1834 in Ontario Packet Ship to N.Y. Ref: on list of manifest of passengers of the ship Ontario out of London, 1834 received list from National Archives, Washington, DC.

168. Eli CONANT, born 16-MAR-1741/2, died 26-MAY-1801 in Concord, Massachusetts. He married 23-DEC-1767 in Concore, Massachusetts, Elizabeth GARDINER.


84. i John Gardiner CONANT born 30-AUG-1768, died 09-FEB-1830.

ii Mary CONANT born 26-OCT-1769.

iii George CONANT born 07-APR-1771.

iv Pamela CONANT born 07-OCT-1772.

v Sarah CONANT born 02-JAN-1774, died __-___-1832.

vi Anna CONANT born 17-OCT-1775.

vii Betty CONANT born 09-MAR-1777.

viii Artemus CONANT born 19-FEB-1779.

ix Rufus P. CONANT born 20-DEC-1788.

169. Elizabeth GARDINER.

170. Ebenezer GILES, born in Townesend, Massachusetts. He married 24-JUN-1759, Esther BALDWIN.


85. i Rachel GILES born 02-FEB-1771, died __-___-1825.

171. Esther BALDWIN.

172. Edmond WHEDON. He married (____) WHEDON#.


86. i Ansel WHEDON.

ii David WHEDON.

173. (____) WHEDON#.

186. James THOMPSON. He married (____) THOMPSON#.


93. i Mary "Molly" THOMPSON.

187. (____) THOMPSON#.

6th Great-Grandparents

336. Andrew CONANT, baptized 25-JAN-1702/3 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married (1) 02-MAY-1723 in Charlestown, Elizabeth TAYLOR. He married (2) Mary HUBBARD. He married (3) Anna PUTMAN.

Children by Elizabeth TAYLOR:

i Elizabeth CONANT born 10-FEB-1723/4.

ii Andrew CONANT born 22-AUG-1725.

iii Lydia CONANT born 22-DEC-1728, died 26-OCT-1731.

iv Nathan CONANT born 02-FEB-1730/1, died 30-JUL-1733.

v Kezia CONANT born __-___-1732.

vi Nathan CONANT born __-___-1734, died __-___-1734.

vii Lydia CONANT born 29-OCT-1737.

viii Silas CONANT born 15-AUG-1740.

168. ix Eli CONANT born 16-MAR-1741/2, died 26-MAY-1801.

x Ruth CONANT born 25-MAR-1744/5, died 14-MAR-1760.

xi Abel CONANT born 05-APR-1747.

xii Nathan CONANT born 23-JUN-1751.

337. Elizabeth TAYLOR, born ca. 1704, died 10-SEP-1758.

7th Great-Grandparents

672. Lot CONANT, born 01-JUN-1679 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married (1) 15-JUN-1698, Martha CLEAVES. He married (2) Susannah CLARK.

Children by Martha CLEAVES:

i Robert CONANT born 26-APR-1699.

336. ii Andrew CONANT.

iii William CONANT.

iv Dinah CONANT.

v Ezra CONANT.

vi John CONANT.

vii Elizabeth CONANT born 03-APR-1715.

viii Martha CONANT born 10-JUL-1716.

ix Bithiah CONANT born ca. 1720.

Children by Susannah CLARK:

x Ezra CONANT born 19-SEP-1730.

xi Sarah CONANT born 29-APR-1732.

673. Martha CLEAVES, born ca.1681, died 15-FEB-1725 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

8th Great-Grandparents

1344. John CONANT, born 15-DEC-1652 in Beverly, Massachusetts, baptized 26-MAY-1662 in Beverly, Massachusetts, died 30-SEP-1724 in Beverly, Massachusetts. Ref:Bk15 pg145-151. He married 07-MAY-1678, Bethiah MANSFIELD.


672. i Lot CONANT born 01-JUN-1679.

ii Eliazbeth CONANT born 14-JAN-1681/2.

iii Bithiah CONANT born 14-OCT-1684.

iv John CONANT born 07-JUL-1686.

v Deborah CONANT born 20-FEB-1687/8.

vi Mary CONANT born 20-OCT-1689.

vii Daniel CONANT born 19-NOV-1694.

viii Rebecca CONANT born 29-MAR-1696.

ix Benjamin CONANT born 22-OCT-1698.

x Jemima CONANT born 09-NOV-1701.

1345. Bethiah MANSFIELD, born 07-APR-1658, died 27-JUL-1720.

9th Great-Grandparents

2688. Lot CONANT, born ca.1624 in Nantasket, Cape Ann Colony, America, died 29-SEP-1674 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Ref: Conant Family 1520-1887 by Frederick O. Conant Portland 1887 pg 128-131.

Ref: Ancestors of Shara-Dee Haddon: www.surnames.com/seiter/seiter.htm. He married __-___-1649 in Beverly, Massachusetts, Elizabeth WALTON.


i Nathaniel CONANT born 28-JUL-1650, died 27-Aug-1732.

1344. ii John CONANT born 15-DEC-1652, died 30-SEP-1724.

iii Lot CONANT born 16-FEB-1657/8, died 10-JAN-1744w/p.

iv Elizabeth CONANT born 13-MAY-1660, died aft. 24-Sep-1674.

v Mary CONANT born 14-JUL-1662, died 23-NOV-1743.

vi Martha CONANT born 15-AUG-1664, died 02-JAN-1754.

vii Sarah CONANT born 19-FEB-1666/7, died 1-Nov-1750.

viii William CONANT born 19-FEB-1666/7.

ix Roger CONANT born 10-MAR-1668/0, died 16-SEP-1745 w/p.

x Rebecca CONANT born 31-JAN-1670/1, died 05-DEC-1760.

2689. Elizabeth WALTON, born 27-OCT-1629 in Seaton, Devonshire, England, died 29-SEP-1694. She married (1) __-___-1649 in Beverly, Massachusetts, Lot CONANT. She married (2) 10-JAN-1681/2, Andrew MANSFIELD.

2690. Andrew MANSFIELD, born __-___-1623 in England, died 28-NOV-1683 w/p. He married (1) Bethia GEDNEY. He married (2) 04-JUN-1673, Mary LAWES, died 27-JUN-1681. He married (3) 10-JAN-1681/2, Elizabeth WALTON.

Children by Bethia GEDNEY:

i Samuel MANSFIELD born ca. 1652, died 10-APR-1679.

ii Andrew MANSFIELD born ca. 1654, died ca. 1692.

iii Hannah MANSFIELD born ca. 1656, died aft 1732.

1345. iv Bethiah MANSFIELD born 07-APR-1658, died 27-JUL-1720.

v Mary MANSFIELD born 07-MAR-1660, died 15-SEP-1661.

vi Lydia MANSFIELD born 15-AUG-1662, died 14-OCT-1726.

vii Deborah MANSFIELD born 01-JAN-1666.

viii Daniel MANSFIELD born 09-JUN-1669, died 11-JUN-1728.

2691. Bethia GEDNEY, died 02-JUL-1672.

10th Great-Grandparents

5376. Roger CONANT, baptized 09-APR-1592 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, died 19-NOV-1679 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Arrived in America about July,1623 aboard the ship Ann,landing at Plymouth Moved to Nantasket about 1624.Moved to Salem, Mass about 1626. Entitled as 1st governor of Mass.Justice of the Quarterly Court at Salem 1637- 1640.Owned 249 acres of land in and around Salem at 1671. Ref: Conant Family 1520-1887 by Frederick O. Conant Portland 1887 pg 99-128. He married in St. Ann's, Blackfriars, London, England, Sarah HORTON.


i Sarah CONANT born 12-SEP-1619, died 30-OCT-1620.

ii Caleb CONANT.

2688. iii Lot CONANT born ca.1624, died 29-SEP-1674.

iv Roger CONANT born ca.1626, died 15-JUN-1672.

v Sarah CONANT born ca 1627/28, died ca 1681.

vi Joshua CONANT born ca.1630, died 28-May-1659.

vii Elizabeth CONANT born 1634/35, died 29-Sep-1674.

viii Mary CONANT born ca.1631/2.

ix Exercise CONANT born 24-DEC-1637, died 28-APR-1722.

5377. Sarah HORTON, born in Budleigh, Devonshire, England, died in Beverly, Essex, Mass (Cape Ann Colony). Ref: Ancestors of Shara-Dee Haddon: www.surnames.com/seiter/seiter.htm.

5378. William WALTON. He married Elizabeth WALTON#.


2689. i Elizabeth WALTON born 27-OCT-1629, died 29-SEP-1694.

5379. Elizabeth WALTON#.

5380. Robert MANSFIELD, born ca.1594 in England, died 16-DEC-1666 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Will proved 26 March 1667. He married Elizabeth MANSFIELD#.


i John MANSFIELD born ca. 1622, died 16-OCT-1671.

ii Elizabeth MANSFIELD born ca. 1624.

iii Joseph MANSFIELD born ca. 1628, died 22-APR-1694.

2690. iv Andrew MANSFIELD born __-___-1623, died 28-NOV-1683 w/p.

5381. Elizabeth MANSFIELD#, born ca.1586, died ca.1673.

11th Great-Grandparents

10752. Richard CONANT, born ca. 1548 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, died 21-SEP-1630 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, buried 22-Sep-1630 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England. Ref: Conant Family 1520-1887 by Frederick O. Conant Portland 1887 pg 50-57.

Ref: Ancestors of Shara-Dee Haddon:www.surnames.com/seiter/seiter.htm. He married 04-FEB-1578 in Colyton, Devonshire, England, Agnes CLARK.


i Joan CONANT.

ii Richard CONANT.

iii Robert CONANT born abt 1581, died 12-MAY-1638.

iv Jane CONANT.

v John CONANT born 18-MAR-1585/6, died 13-APR-1653.

vi Thomas CONANT.

vii Christopher CONANT.

5376. viii Roger CONANT.

10753. Agnes CLARK, born 16-MAY-1548 in Colyton, Devon, England, buried 22-SEP-1630 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, died 22-Sep-1630 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England. Ref: Conant Family 1520-1887 by Frederick O. Conant Portland 1887 pg 52.

Ref: Ancestors of Shara-Dee Haddon; www.surnames.com/seiter/seiter.htm.

12th Great-Grandparents

21504. John CONANT, born ca.1520 in Gittisham, Devonshire, England, died 30-MAR-1596 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, buried 30-Mar-1596 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England. Ref: Conant Family 1520-1887 by Frederick O. Conant Portland 1887 pg 50-51

Ref: GRS Automated Archives Family Pedigrees-3

Ref: Ancestors of Shara-Dee Haddon: www.surnames.com/seiter/seiter.htm. He married Marie CONANT#.


10752. i Richard CONANT born ca. 1548, died 21-SEP-1630.

21505. Marie CONANT#, born __-___-1525 in Gittisham, Devonshire, England, buried 4-Sep-1599 in Devon, Devonshire, England. Ref: Ancestors of Shara-Dee Haddon: www.surnames.com/seiter/seiter.htm.

21506. John CLARKE, born abt 1519 in Colyton, Devon, England, buried 06-APR-1585. Ref: Conant Family 1520-1887 by Frederick O. Conant Portland 1887 pg 52. He married 09-JUN-1544, Anne MACYE.


10753. i Agnes CLARK born 16-MAY-1548, died 22-Sep-1630.

21507. Anne MACYE.

13th Great-Grandparents

43014. William MACYE. He married (____) MACYCE#.


21507. i Anne MACYE.

43015. (____) MACYCE#.