Friday, March 30, 2012

Four Generation Friday - Eddlemon Descendants

4 Gen Eddlemon Elsie
Elsie Lee (Eddlemon) Orrell (1890-1973)
Jennie Allene (Orrell) Wisner (b. 1923)
Raymond Lawrence Wisner (b. 1948)
Sheree Dawn Wisner (b. 1972)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Ides of March Anniversary

Recently I made some pretty good headway on the Morey side of the family. Over Thanksgiving I was able to scan some pictures from my great aunt, and I came across one that had a bunch of people that I didn't recognize. Luckily, all their names were written on the back, and they turned out to be from the Morey family, of which I had very little information.

Morey Family 5 Jul 1924

So from left to right in this picture are Nellie Hannah (Morey) McLeod (1866-193X), Susan Amanda (Greene) Morey-Annners (1845-1925), Edward Henry Morey (1870-1935), Charlotte Amanda (Morey) Marles (1879-1949), and Martha Cornelia (Morey) Wisner (1876-1939).

With the info that was on the back I was able to find more references to the Morey children, and put together a pretty solid picture of their lives thru census records. AND I was also able to find some of their marriages including Susan Amanda's marriage to William Nelson Morey. I did not have a date or any info on it, but now I have these 2 marriage index cards that I found on

SusanAmandaGreeneMarriageCard WilliamNelsonMoreyMarriageCard

So with this new information I discovered that today is the 147th anniversary of William Nelson Morey and Amanda Susan Greene, married on 15 March 1865 in St. Albans, Vermont. Also in this string of discoveries I found the names of William's parents, John Morey and Betsey Stearns and their marriage in 1835. I also discovered that William and Susan had at least 2 other children that died as children, John F Morey (1867-1974), and Mary E Morey (1877-1882).

Friday, March 2, 2012

Koop Bareld Koops turns 234

On my mother's side I've been able to trace the Koops line pretty far back, at least into the 1600s. Today happens to be the 234th birthday of my 6 Great Grandfather, who was born on 2 March 1778, in the town of Pieze, in Drenthe, Netherlands. Here is the reference to his birth off of

Peize, doopboek (1771-1811; DTB 120), 8 maart 1778, pagina 12
Gedoopt: Koob, geboren op 02-03-1778, zoon van Barelt Koobs en Roelfien Jakobs.

One of the interesting things is that his name is Koob and not Koop, and the same with his father's second name. Without seeing the original document it's hard to know if this is a typo or if the name has evolved over time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Here Lyeth The Body Of Edward Thurston

306 years ago, on 1 March 1706, Edward Thurston died in Newport Rhode Island. He is my 10 Great Grandfather, and since he died so long ago the inscription is kinda cool and all olde English like. It says "Here lyeth the body of Edward Thurston who lived 90 years & departed this life ye 28th day of February 1706."