Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday's Faces from the Past: Hubert & Mavis Brown

Siblings: Mavis Marie (Brown) Smith & Hubert Allen Brown 

I like this photograph because neither child seems happy to be posing for the camera. Hubert is wearing a big bow under his chin. Mavis has her hand on her hip & it looks like she has bare feet.

18 August 1897 MS - 28 June 1928 MS
Wife of Denny Herbert Smith
Mother of: Nathalee, Fay & Wilma

1 October 1894 MS - 25 November 1971 MS
Husband of Freddie Beatrice Smith
Father of: Borden, Fred, Thiry, Lynn, Hugh & Peggy

This photograph was given to me by Edith Rose Ball Hutchinson during a trip to Mississippi several years ago.

Friday's Faces from the Past was initiated by GenaBloggers Daily Prompts.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday's Obituary: Eileen G. Brady, ex- Assemblywoman

Eileen G. (Banks) Brady

13 May 1902 Ireland - 26 December 1986 MD
Wife of Thomas Joseph Brady
My 1st cousin, 3 x removed

Eileen G. Brady, ex-Assemblywoman

Easton, Md. – Eileen G. Brady, 84, formerly of Spring Lake, N.J., died Friday at Memorial Hospital, here. She was a financial aide for the Internal Revenue Service for 26 years, retiring in 1972. From 1936 to 1940, she was a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and was a President Roosevelt delegate to the 1932 and 1936 Democratic conventions.  Mrs. Brady was a founder of the East Orange Business and Professional Women’s Club and a national vice-president of the Business and Professional Women. 

Born in County Armagh, Ireland, she lived in East Orange and Spring Lake, N.J., before moving to Maryland in 1972. Her husband, Thomas J., died in July.

Surviving are two sons, John J., here, and William R., Brielle, N.J.; a sister, Ethna R. Cook, Deerfield Beach, Fla., eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The Newman Funeral Home, here, is in charge of arrangements.

Photograph from Find A Grave memorial #78554846

Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey) · 28 Dec 1986, Sun · Page 15

My cousin, Pat Brady found & shared this clipping with me.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

February Anniversary: 150 Years Ago, Patrick & Margaret Coyle

Patrick Coyle
20 May 1841 Ireland – 21 June 1925 CT
Son of Michael Coyle & Mary Cunningham

Margaret Brady
c 1855 Ireland – 22 November 1934 CT
Daughter of Thomas Brady & Catherine Gibney

My 2x great grandparents

11 February 1870, Saint Mary's Church
County Cavan, Ireland

Marriage Record for Patrick Coyle and Margaret Brady, 11 February 1870, Roman Catholic Chapel of Carrick, Registar's District of Finea, in the Union of Granard, in the County of Cavan.

Marriage Record for Patrick Coyle and Margaret Brady, 11 February 1870, Roman Catholic Chapel of Carrick, Ballymachugh Parish Records, Register 33b, Page 7, Cavan Genealogy, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Ireland.

St. Mary's Church
Photo taken during my 2012 Trip to Ireland.
Location of the wedding of Patrick & Margaret Coyle.

Parents of:

Bernard Coyle
Catherine Coyle
Maria Coyle
Patrick Joseph Coyle
Margaret Coyle
Thomas Albert Coyle
Bridget Imelda Coyle Kelly
Maryanne Coyle Cass
William Paul Coyle

Other February Anniversaries:

February 14, 1839 John W. & Cinderella Lanier Brumfield  181 years
February 18, 1815 MS   Needham J & Martha Waddell Alford   205 years
February 21, 1839 OH     Abraham & Mary Heffelfinger Mark   181 years
February 26, 1795 PA    Johannes & Anna Ritter     225 years

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday's Faces from the Past: Zelda Alford & Joe Brown

First Cousins: Zelda & Joe

Zelda Marie (Alford) Fortenberry
2 March 1915 LA - 1 April 2005 MS
Daughter of Dewitt William Alford & Ina Lucille Brown
Wife of Ray Luther Fortenberry
Mother of three.
My 1st cousin, 1x removed

Joseph Pershing Brown
31 August 1918 LA - 5 March 1993 MS
Son of Junius Earl Brown & Armetha Blades
Husband of Norma Rea McDaniel
Father of four.
My 1st cousin, 1x removed

Zelda & Joe's mutual grandparents:
Jasper Pascal Brown & Rose Ella Brumfield
married 21 December 1887, Pike MS

This photograph was given to me by Edith Rose Ball Hutchinson during a trip to Mississippi several years ago.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday's Obituary: Lillian Agnes Coyle

Lillian Agnes Coyle 
18 September 1911 NY -  3 June 1987 AZ
Daughter of Michael Coyle & Mary Josephine Mullane
My great aunt

Lillian A. Coyle, of Sun City, a service representative for American Telephone & Telegraph Co. for 25 years, died June 3, 1987, at Boswell Memorial Hospital. She was born in New York City. Survivors include her sisters, Mrs. Marian Kunemund and Kathleen; and one brother. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday with rosary at 5 p.m. at Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rdAve. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 9728 Palmeras Lane, Sun City.

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · 5 Jun 1987, Fri · Page 24

Sisters: Kathleen & Lillian Coyle 
Sunland Memorial Park, AZ

Sunday's Obituary is a Genealogy Blogging Prompt originated by Ancestors Live Here.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

January Birthday: Allen Moses Brown

Allen Moses Brown, 26 Jan. 1836 MS – After 1870

Son of Edward Stewart Brown & Mary Polly Spurlock
Husband of Emmaline Smith
my 2x great grandfather

Allen Moses Brown was born 26 January 1836 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. On 28 April 1858 he married Emmaline Smith, daughter of Wyatt Smith and Euseba Fortenberry.[i],[ii]
            In 1860 Allen and Emmaline lived with his widowed mother and younger brother, James, in Amite County, Mississippi. Allen was a planter whose personal estate was valued at $600.[iii]
            The lives of the Brown family were about to change with the political unrest and upcoming war. In 1861 after the secession of the Southern States and the formation of the Confederate government there was military activity all over the south. Companies of men were formed to fight. Many of Allen’s neighbors and friends enlisted. Allen’s brother, James Pascal Brown, was a member of the Liberty Guards. In August 1862 this 18 year old was killed at the Battle of Baton Rouge.[iv]
            Because of Mississippi’s strategic location on the Mississippi River it was the scene of several major battles of the war. The names of Vicksburg, Jackson, Raymond, Port Gibson, Corinth, Iuka and Meridian all became associated with tragic battles.[v]Every town and home, every adult and child was affected by the fighting and loss of resources.   

 In 1862 Captain Rhodes from Baton Rouge, LA, raised a company of Calvary in Osyka, Pike, MS. Rhodes’ Calvary including A. M. Brown. This group became part of the 14thConfederate Calvary Regiment. This unit was comprised of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama companies.The 14th Confederate Cavalry was organized on 14 September 1863 by the consolidation of Garland's Mississippi Cavalry Battalion, Rhodes' Mississippi Partisan Rangers Company, the Cavalry Battalion of Miles' Louisiana Legion, and Mullen's Louisiana Scouts and Sharpshooters Company.[vi]
Once the war was over lives were changed. Reconstruction began.

Being the center of slavery and cotton culture, heavily agricultural places such as Mississippi seceded first and returned to the Union last. Planters, who had produced cotton for the world market, emerged from the Civil War in a state of shock. They had enslaved their workforce for generations. After emancipation and Confederate defeat, many white Mississippians still thought they had been right to own slaves and secede from the Union. This position, within a state where the population was 55 percent black, foreshadowed a difficult Reconstruction. Black and white Mississippians grappled with a devastated economy and a new social structure.[vii]

            Allen Moses died between 1870 and 1880. Family stories say Allen was haying and got very hot. He went into the river to cool off and he drown.[ix]Stories say Allen is buried in an unmarked grave in the Wyatt Smith cemetery.[x]
            In 1880 Emmaline was still in Pike County with her three children who were all attending school.[xi]In 1900 Emmaline was living with her daughter, Mary and Mary’s family in Amite County. Mary had married William Schilling. In 1900 they had five children: Jessie, Maude, Gertrude, Moses and Serena.[xii]By 1910 Mary had died. At this time it is unknown where Emmaline lived between 1900 and 1920. She died 3 August 1920 at is buried in Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery where her stone calls her ‘Aunt Emmaline S. Brown’.

[i]Brown Family Papers; 1700's to 1900's; Gathered by Rayleen Hall Brown from Various Family Members; in possession of author; Includes Alford, Brown, Dillon, Fortenberry, Kennington, Ott & Smith. 
[ii]Criminger, A. F. (1984). The Fortenberry families of southern Mississippi: with early records concerning the Faulkenberry/Fortenberry families of the South. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press.
[iii]1860 US Census, MS, Amite; Post Office, Liberty; M653-577. Mary Brown family. 
[iv]Casey, A. E. (2001). Amite County, Mississippi, 1699-1890.Volume 3: The Environs. Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc.. (Original work published 1957).
[v]  ‘Mississippi Soldiers in the Civil War’, Mississippi History Now;
[vi]14th Confederate Cavalry Regiment; The War for Southern Independence;
[vii]‘Reconstruction in Mississippi’, Mississippi History Now;
[viii]1870 US Census, MS, Pike, Osyka; Page 3, Line 19; Allen M. Brown family.
[ix]Interview with Ivy Mark Brown by author (Sept. 1993) NY. Notes held by author. 
[x]Brown Family Papers; 1700's to 1900's; Gathered by Rayleen Hall Brown from Various Family Members; in possession of author; Includes Alford, Brown, Dillon, Fortenberry, Kennington, Ott & Smith. 
[xi]1880 U. S. Census, MS, Pike, Beat #1; Page 56, Line 467; Emmaline Brown family.
[xii]1900 US Census, MS, Amite, Beat 5; digital image, Ancestry ( accessed August 2018) William Schilling.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday's Faces from the Past: Martin & Dollie Brumfield

Martin Ellis Brumfield & Dollie King 

Sept 1865 MS -  1930
Son of Jessie Alexander Brumfield & Martha Elizabeth Alford

Martin, my 2nd great uncle

Children of Martin & Dollie:
Sons: Jewel & Jesse; Daughters: Ayleen & Dora 
I do not know which daughter is in the photograph. Do you?

This photograph was given to me by Edith Rose Ball Hutchinson 
during a trip to Mississippi several years ago.

This photograph is about 100 years old. It is amazing that it is still in good shape &
 is still being shared by family.

Friday's Faces from the Past was initiated by GenaBloggers Daily Prompts.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

January Anniversary: Lambert Van Valkenberg & Annetjen Jacobs, 378 Years Ago

Lambert Jochemse Van Valkenberg
1616 Netherlands – c 1685 Albany, NY
Son of Lambert Dryskens Van Valkenberg


Annetjen Jacobs
1622 Netherlands – 17 September 1704 Albany, NY
Daughter of Arnold & Elizabeth Jacobs

My 9th Great Grandparents 

Married 19 January 1642, Netherlands
378 Years Ago
He was 26 and she was 20 when they married.

Netherlands, Select Marriages, 1565 - 1892 digital image, Ancestry ( accessed July 2019) Lambert Van Valkenborch.
U. S. and International Marriage Records, 1560 – 1900; digital image, Ancestry ( accessed July 2019) Van Valkenburg & Jacobs.

Parents of:

Hendrick Jacobs Falkenberg
Anna Lambertse Van Valkenberg Sickles
Rachel Lambertse Van Valkenberg Redcliff

Lambert & Annetjen were the first of their families to cross the Atlantic to come to New Netherlands. He worked for the Dutch West India Company, at first in New Amsterdam [New York City] and later in Fort Orange [Albany]. Lambert was a sergeant, a law enforcement officer who kept the peace in Fort Orange and surrounding Beveryck. He also did odd jobs for the Dutch Reformed Church. Despite these two jobs his family was often the recipients of charity from the church to keep them fed and clothed. 

As the generations passed this surname became Faulkenberry/Fortenberry. 

I have learned many details of the life of Lambert since I uncovered my connection to him. It has been wonderful to research someone who actually lived in my area. Usually my research is done long distance.

"Our Brown Roots' [in progress] will detail this family & provide sources for the information.

Other January Anniversaries:

January 9, 1797.   Jacob Ott III & Margaret Jackson   223 years ago
10 January 1920 MS   Hubert A. & Freddie Smith Brown   100 years
January 11, 1941  OH     Alvin Braun & Wava Mark   79 years ago
 January 27, 1907 NY    Frank Samuel Weissberg & Florence Gardner 113 years ago
January 31, 1827      Isaac Brumfield & Elizabeth Holmes   193 years ago

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tombstone Tuesday: Brady in Whiting Memorial Park, NJ

John Leo Brady
31 January 1916 NJ - 8 November 1977
Son of Bartholomew A. Brady
My 1st cousin, 3x removed


Anna Josephine Damuch
21 September 1921 - 21 February 1997

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