Monday, October 27, 2014

Boone Ancestors

Still working on my husband's paternal side, his father's mother was a direct descendant of John Boone from England.   The Boone family settled in Calvert County, Maryland adjacent to St Mary's County where the Mattingly ancestors lived.  This is the lineage as I have it, starting with my husband's Great Grandfather.

Robert I. Boone, born August 1, 1837 in Kentucky.  About 1875, he married Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of James Matthew Johnson and Charlotte Ballard.  Robert died February 10, 1900 and is buried in the St Dominics Cemetery in Springfield, Kentucky.  Elizabeth died January 17, 1933 and most likely is buried beside her husband but there is no marker for her there.

Christopher Boone
Christopher Boone, Robert's father, was born about 1792 in Prince George's County, Maryland.   On October 2, 1824 in Nelson County, Kentucky he was married to Ann Rhodes.  Ann's father was Ignatius Rhodes.  Christopher died sometime before 1870 and is most likely buried in the St Thomas Cemetery in Bardstown.  The original map of the cemetery with burial records has been lost and only marked graves are known.  There is no marker for Christopher or Ann Boone, but their son William is buried there.

Christopher's father was Walter.

Walter Boone, born before 1760 in Prince George's County.  He married Mildred Edelen October 9, 1783.  She was the daughter of Christopher Edelen and Elizabeth.   About 1800, Walter moved his family to Nelson County, Kentucky.  Mildred died before 1810, and he died in 1847.  His father was Charles.

Charles Boone, born about 1725 in Prince George's County.  He married Mary Boarman about 1745 in Maryland.  Mary was the daughter of Thomas James Boarman and Jane Edelen.  Charles and Mary died in Prince George's County, Mary by 1780 and Charles in 1783.   Charles was the son of John II.

John Boone II, born 1678 in Calvert County, Maryland.  He married Elizabeth Beaven about 1710 in Maryland.  They both lived into their 80's and died in Prince George's County, Maryland.

John Boone was born December 27, 1645 in England and died before July, 1689 in Maryland.  His wife's name was Grace.  I have no last name, but I've found three different possibilities in other researchers online trees - Head, Meade or Bennett - with no sources for any of them.  John and Grace may have married in Maryland.  After John's  death at about age 43, Grace remarried Robert Brooke.  Grace died in 1725.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday's Faces from the Past - Elsie Fairchild

"To Grandma Negley
[This?] is surely our greatest comfort.  Elsie Fairchild, 3 years old"

This is most likely the Elsie Fairchild who in 1910 lived in Benkelman, Nebraska with her parents Milton A and Kate H.  That girl named Elsie was born in 1906, making this photograph possibly from 1909.  In 1920, I believe I found Elsie and her parents in Waco, Nebraska about 250 miles northeast of Benkelman.  Her mother was listed then as Helen Rose.  I found a memorial at findagrave for Helen Fairchild in the Waco Cemetery, she died in 1925 when Elsie was 19.  Then my search came literally to a dead end when I looked for her father.  Milton is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego, California, along with Elsie.  If I've found the right people, the three of them died in successive years, Helen in '25, Elsie in '26 and Milton in '27.  Elsie has no descendants and Milton and Helen didn't have any more children.

"Grandma Negley" was not related to Elsie or her family in any way that I can determine.  But this sweet little girl must have known my Great Great Grandma Sarah Negley somehow.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Surname Saturday - Mattingly

The Mattingly family originated in England and came to the Colonies in the mid 1600's. They originally settled in St Mary's County, Maryland and in the late 1700's several members of the family moved to the Washington, Nelson and Marion Counties area in Kentucky.  This is a summary of my husband's direct ancestral line as I have it, starting with his Great Grandfather.  I have some documentation, but I haven't verified this line.  

James Raymond Mattingly, or "Raymond" as he is listed in census records, was born in Nelson County, Kentucky in 1814.  About 1840 he was married to Julia Mattingly.   1850 through 1870 they were in Washington County.  He died sometime after 1870, but his exact death date and burial location are unknown.

As I have it, Raymond was the son of Barnett Mattingly and Priscilla Cash.  Julia was the daughter of Gabriel and Ann Juliet Molohan.  Barnett and Gabriel were possibly brothers. There are many researchers who have the parents and children switched, or disagree that Barnett and Gabriel were brothers.

Barnett and Gabriel Mattingly were the sons of John Baptist Mattingly and Ann Fenwick.  Gabriel was born in Maryland in 1777 and Barnett was born there in 1785.  I don't have a death date or burial location for either one of them, but Gabriel moved to Washington, Daviess County, Indiana by 1850.

John Baptist Mattingly, born in 1736 at Mount Misery, St Mary's County, Maryland, the son of Thomas Mattingly III and Ruth Cole.  In about 1760, he married Ann Fenwick Spalding, widow of Clement.  John Baptist was deceased by May 12, 1817 at about 81 years old.

Thomas Mattingly III was born to Thomas Mattingly II and Mary Suttle about 1690 in St Mary's County, Maryland.  His first marriage was to Elizabeth Warren.  In 1715 he married Ruth Cole.  He died in April of 1774 at about 84 years old.    

Thomas Mattingly II was born about 1650 in England.  He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (last name unknown).   He was married by October 7, 1680 to Mary Suttle in St Mary's County, Maryland.  Then about 1685 he married Elizabeth (last name unknown).  He died at age 64 in 1714 in St Mary's County.  His will is found in the book "Maryland Calendar of Wills:  Wills from 1713 to 1720" Vol. 2, by Jane Baldwin Cotton, Roberta Bowling Henry.

Thomas Mattingly was born about 1630 in England and died July 24, 1664 in St Mary's County, Maryland at 34 years old.  He married Elizabeth (last name unknown) about 1650.

Some other blogs and websites of interest:

The Catholic Gene  

Kentucky Kindred Genealogy

Books to find with Mattingly info:

"The Mattingly Family in Early America", by Herman E. Mattingly, 1975

"Catholic Families of Southern Maryland", by Timothy J. O'Rourke, 1985

Friday, October 3, 2014

Newspaper Clippings - Ravenna, Nebraska, 1905

Ravenna, Nebraska in Buffalo County, got its name from the city of Ravenna, Italy. You can read about the history of Ravenna or other Nebraska communities at UNL's Virtual Nebraska site.  The village of Nantasket mentioned in these clippings was about three miles east of Ravenna.  Nantasket no longer exists.  

The Grand Island library has the Ravenna News available on microfilm from 1888 to 1974.  Here's a small sample of the news from 1905.  

Ravenna News, Friday, September 29, 1905, pg 7

Little Helen, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Landrigan, fell from the front porch of her home, one day last, and broke her collar bone.

Wheat for chicken feed, $1.10 per hundred delivered to any purchaser in Ravenna.  Far superior in feeding quality to screenings.  CRETE MILLS ELEVATOR

Mrs. O. O. Geist is visiting relatives in New York City, expecting to spend about three weeks there.  She is expected home about the 10th of October.

L. P. Southworth bought of A. G. Welch, last week, a fine three-year-old mule, for which he paid the snug sum of $145.

John Rombach was obliged to postpone his trip to the Pacific coast on account of illness in his family.

The framework of the new John Frye house, on Kufus avenue, was raised last week.

Rock Springs Slack for threshers $5.50.  Fresh car just received.  THE RAVNNA MILLS

See the new fall line of dress goods at Stephens & Bentley.

Apples!  Apples!  Apples! Carload this week.  At Harry Edward's.

Dr. J. J. Tomiska, resident dentist.

V. O. English has Resigned.
V. O. English, superintendent of the McCook division of the Burlington, has resigned.  C. L. Eaton, superintendent of transportation at Omaha has been appointed superintendent of the McCook division.  Fred D. Weidenbammer, attached to General Superintendent Byram's office, has been made superintendent of transportation with headquarters at Omaha.  These changes become effective October 1.
It is said that Mr. English will go into some other line of business, but what he may later decide upon, is not hinted at.  Mr. English is an old time employe of the Burlington, having risen from the train service to train master, from trainmaster to assistant superintendent, at Aurora, and from assistant superintendent to acting superintendent at McCook, in which position he was later made superintendent.  He took the place made vacant by the ill health of the late Alexander Campbell.

Dog Shoots His Master.
A peculiar accident happened near Meadow Grove, this state, this week.  Altha Saltz, a young farmer, was starting out on a hunting trip.  He set in the wagon with the barrel of his shot gun poked into his left side.  He called his dog and the animal leaped into the wagon, tripping the trigger and sending a load of shot into Saltz's heart killing him instantly.

The Free Methodist tent meetings closed with the Sunday evening service.  Elder Bennett, the evangelist in in charge has been making some effort to solicit funds for the building of a Free Methodist church in Ravenna, but with what success we are not informed.  The society has $125 in the treasury, a balance left over from the sale of the Davidson building, formerly owned by the society.

Rob't Malone, the grading contractor is using a $800 driving horse on the big road grader which is being used on the work.  The horse is a thoroughbred Wilkes and was formerly owned by Charles Bryan, of Lincoln, a brother of William J. Bryan.  Mr. Malone says the horse is no better than he is; that he works on the grade himself and the horse ought to stand it if he can.

Rev. C. A. Powers left for Minden, Neb., Monday of this week, to attend the annual conference of the West Nebraska District.  In consequence there will be no preaching services at the M. E. church next Sunday.  Sunday school and League meeting will be held as usual.

"Krape's Liniment" made after one of the finest recipes ever written.  Never disappoints or fails its purpose.  The strongest and purest liniment sold.  At Davenports.

Dr. A. E. Robertson, of Mason City, is building the finest residence in Custer county.  The building is to cost $10,000 and is to be built of cement blocks.

The new State Normal school at Kearney, opened Monday of this week.  The building is not entirely completed but the school work will go on just the same.

The new Wm. Mickish house, on the east side is enclosed.  The West Bros. have the contract.

Magazines and periodicals at Harry Edward's news stand.

B. Kase. for Boots and Shoes.

McKinney - Sielaff.
Married at Kearney, Wednesday, Sept. 27th, Judge Hallowell, officiating, Miss Christina McKinney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm McKinney, of Nantasket, and Mr. George W. Sielaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Sielaff, of this township.  The young people are well and popularly known in this community, and have many friends who will congratulate them on the step taken.
Mr. and Mrs. Sielaff have the best wishes of THE NEWS for a long, prosperous and happy life in matrimonial bondage.

York work is solicited in the painting and paper hanging line.  Satisfaction is guaranteed.  ALBERT LAMB

Ladies of W. R. C. are requested to meet at K. of P. Hall, Saturday Sept. 30th at 2:30 p.m. sharp.  Com.

Wanted - To trade my stock of general merchandise in Ravenna for land.  Address C. J. STEVENS. Ansley Neb.

Blake Boyden left last Friday for Crete, Neb., to resume his studies at Doane College.

Genuine Rock Springs and Hanna lump coal at Nantasket.  J. H. HUGHES & CO.

To Rent - One front bed room.  Inquire at this office.

A Fortunate Accident.
Chas. DeMaranville of Aurora is visiting his daughters, Mrs. Grace McLaughlin and Mrs. Jessie Squires, west of town.  His father who is nearly eighty years old accompanied him.  The old gentleman met with a fortunate accident last Saturday.  While out hunting with his son and in passing over a catstep, the single tree snapped in two causing the horse to jump, throwing the old gentleman from the buggy and between the wheels, one of which ran over his face just above the eyes, but outside of a few bruises on the head did no perceptible harm.  It was a most fortunate accident, especially when one considers his advanced age. - Loup City Northwestern.
Mr. DeMaranville, the injured man, is the aged father of Mr. James DeMaranville, of this city.  He was brought to Ravenna a day or two after the accident, and is now staying at the home of his son. Fortunately his injuries are not at all serious, yet it might easily have been an accident fatal in its consequences.

Saturday, Sept. 23d. one 3-year-old black horse, and one mare colt about 18 months old.  Suitable reward will be given for information leading to their recovery.  JAMES MOTSICK

Was a Very Sick Boy
"When my boy was two years old he had a very severe attack of bowel complaint, but by the use of Chamerlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrheoa Remedy we brought him out all right," says Maggie Hickox, of Midland Michigan.  This remedy can be depended upon in the most severe case.  Even cholera infantom can be cured by it.  Follow the plain printed directions and a cure is certain.  For sale by C. N. Davenport.