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151 (Research):married Margaret Moore Session 13 DEC 1861 in Washington County, GA? Wall, William E. G. (I5346)
152 (Research):married with kids (Bob, and two daughters) may be in England Long, John Patrick (I1046)
153 (Research):Mary Moore Oliver died in the Spring of 1978. I'm not sure of the exact date but I know she spent Easter at our house and died of a stroke a few weeks later. My mother and father were with her and she died at a small hospital in the Bronx. She was taken to Jacobi Hospital and then transfered to the smaller hospital. I believe that she was 96 when she died.
e-mail from Marghie Howard - 25 Apr 2006 
Oliver, Mary Moore (I3030)
154 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Long, Maureen (I2775)
155 (Research):middle name of Abner? Free, George G. Jr. (I1396)
156 (Research):More detailed research on this family was compiled by Jim Ritch of Dahlonega GA: Stephen Rich born 1790, Orangeburg SC died about 1865, Appling Co GA. His father unknown, mother Charity Braswell. Married 1) ___ 2) Sarah ___ died 1843/1850 in Appling Co GA. Children:
1. Millie Rich born ca 1816 married ca 1830 Solomon Carter
2. Jincy Rich born ca 1818, Appling Co GA married ca 1835 William B. Morgan.
3. Rachel Rich born 2 Sep 1820, Appling Co GA died 29 Jan 1899 buried Dyal Cemetery, Bradford Co FL married 23 Feb 1834 Bartley W. Sapp.
4. Green Berry Rich born 14 Mar 1822, Appling Co GA died 20 Mar 1887 buried Sapp Cemetery, Bradford Co FL married ca 1842 Elizabeth A. Nichols.
5. Ricy Rich born 5 Feb 1826, Appling Co GA died 3 Jun 1903 Volusia Co FL married ca 1843 David George.
6. John G. Rich born 17 Apr 1828, Appling Co GA died 3 Apr 1901 Wayne Co GA married 27 Jan 1845 Lucretia T. Nettles.
7. Martha Rich born ca 1830, Appling Co GA married ca 1846 William G. Nettles.
8. Delilah Rich born ca 1833 Appling Co GA married ca 1849 William Richard Hesters. 
Rich, Stephen (I5140)
157 (Research):Murphy, Ken
94 Rockwell St
Malden, MA 02148-3057
(781) 324-0890 
Murphy, Kenneth (I2758)
158 (Research):My Aunt Nell (Vernell Hatton) said that Lee was killed by a trainwhile walking home from work one day. Apparantly he was hard of hearing and did not hear the repeated whistle blowing of the engineer. Rich, Casper Sr. (I2567)
159 (Research):Myra
Peter BIRD and brother Allen BIRD went to Hancock Co. GA.
Peter BIRD was there by 1795. 
Bird, Peter Sr. (I1380)
160 (Research):Name: Dola R Bush
Death Date: 04 May 1957
County of Death: Seminole
Gender: F
Race: W
Age: 81 years
County of Residence: Miller
Certificate: 12437 
Rich, Madora (I80)
161 (Research):Name: Elijah Wilson
Death Date: 23 Jul 1939
County of Death: Decatur
Gender: M
Race: W
Age: 79
years Certificate: 18593 
Wilson, Elijah Uriah (I1273)
162 (Research):Name: Estell Gertrude Carter
Death Date: 1955
County of Death: Bay
State of Death: Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female 
Rich, Estelle Gertrude (I1286)
163 (Research):Name: James Bumgarner
Unit: General And Staff Officers, Corps, Division And Brigade Staffs, Non-Com. Staffs And Bands, Enlisted Men, Staff Department
Rank - Induction: 1 Lt. & Adjt.
Allegiance: Confederate 
Bumgarner, Rev. James Linville Sr. (I304)
164 (Research):Name: James J. Murphy
SSN: 026-10-1567
Last Residence: 01108 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Born: 8 Sep 1907
Died: 15 Mar 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951) 
Murphy, James Joseph Jr. (I609)
165 (Research):Name: John W. Moody
Death Date: 22 Jul 1925
County of Death: Decatur
Certificate: 19739-G 
Moody, John A. (I1526)
166 (Research):Name: John W. Murphy
SSN: 021-14-6502
Last Residence: 02139 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Born: 12 Nov 1907
Died: 5 Apr 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951) 
Murphy, John William (I608)
167 (Research):Name: Ommie Rich
SSN: 435-03-9955
Last Residence: 70601 Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States of America
Born: 1 Aug 1906
Died: Jan 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Louisiana (Before 1951) 
Retter, Omie (I2582)
168 (Research):Nancy was affectionately known by "Nana" to her grandchildren, Derek, Michael, Kristin, Brett, Jennifer, Wade, Elliott, Ryan, David, Misty, Robin, Meghan, Laura, Ty, Kelly, Chase, Jeffrey, Betsy, Will and Maggie, Erica and Dennis, and her great- grandchildren, Chelsea, C.J., Anderson and Ella. Cole, Nancy L. (I419)
169 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Long, Terry (I2774)
170 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Curnane, Chester Arthur III (I209)
171 (Research):Nichols researcher: Michael Jay Pennell - powerpennell21@yahoo.com

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Bride: Sarah Ann Nicholds
Groom: Elijah Nicholls
Bond Date: 29 Dec 1846
County: Wilkes
Record #: 02 185
Bondsman: Wm W Roberson
Witness: J E Mastin, Deputy Clerk
Bond #: 000166737 
Nichols, Elijah (I336)
172 (Research):nickname Judge? Womack, William Cox (I1101)
173 (Research):nickname of Guy? Free, Abner S. (I1394)
174 (Research):Note: Minutes of The Court of Pleas - Rowan County - Jan. 8 1765
Will of Nicholas Feazor proved by : John Purlear and Jacob Cress.

Spurgeon Tax List of 1768 - Rowan County NC - Abbott Creek
John Purlear and son Isaac

Superior Court - Rowan County - August 10, 1769
"John Purlear a poor sick infirm old man, 66 years of age recommended to the General Assembly of this Province to be exempted from paying taxes and other public dues "

Records of the Moravians in North Carolina - Volume 2 - Page 798
"Old Peter Kuhn is mentioned in the Abbotts Creek neighborhood; also the widow Parloer, an elderly woman, a neighbor of Jacob Wagner. Her husband whose first name is not given, had died in 1717."

Rowan County Tax List of 1770 - Abbotts Creek
Isaac Perlaire
Jacob Perlaire

Rowan County Tax List of 1773 - Abbotts Creek
Isaac Purlear
Ann Purlear for son Jacob Purlear

Jean, son of Jean and Anne Perlier was born September 5, 1703 in Staten Island New York. He was bapitized in the French (Hugenot) Church in New York City on September 29, 1703. He married about 1733 Abigal Jones, bapitized April 22 1722, daughter of Edward Jones and Catherine Decker of Staten Island. They were residents of Staten Island New York were sons Edward and Peter were bapitized in St. Andrews Church. Is is believed that they moved to New Jersey after his father died and had other children possibly while in New Jersey. This is based on the fact that their daughter Elizabeth married the famous Loyalist Nathaniel Parks of Hunterdon County New Jersey. More research needs to be done in New Jersey to prove this move. The graves or the record of the deaths of Jean or Abigal have not been found. I believe that Jean and Abigal went with a group of residents of Hunterdon County New Jersey to the Abbots Creek area of Rowan County NC (Davie County). The settlement was called the Jersey Settlement. The move probably took place between 1750 and 1760. We find the Vannoy and Green families in this group that came from Hunterdon County New Jersey. Later they are in Wilkes County NC along with Isaac Parlier, the son of a John Parlier(Rowan County). The history of the Vannoy family of Wilkes County is as follows:
"The Vannoys in France were Hugenots and to escape persecution for their religious beliefs, fled to Holland. From Holland they went to England and then to the New World. A John and Rachel Vannoy left from Scotland, Sept. 5, 1685 on the ship Henry and Francis. They settled on Staten Island New York. John died May 13, 1699. A land grant of 18 acres on the "south side of Fish Kill" was made on March 17, 1700 to the widow Rachel Vannoy. Their son Francis Vannoy was born 1688 on Staten Island and died August 15, 1774 in Hunterdon County New Jersey. His son John Vannoy left Hunterdon New Jersey sometime after his marriage in 1740 to Susannah Baker Anderson. They came to the Jersey Settlement in Rowan County NC were others from the Hunterdon County New Jersey area had came. The Jersey Settlement Church, a colony of Baptist, moved from Hunterdon County New Jersey between 1747-1755."
The history of the Green family of Wilkes County is as follows:
"The Green family is reported to have came to the New World from England in the late 1600's. The progenitor of the Green family of Wilkes County NC was William Green born circa 1660 in England, who came to Staten Island New York. He married Joanna Reeder of Staten Island about 1692. They moved to Hunterdon County New Jersey shortly afterward where he died June 16 1722. Their son Jeremiah Green was born circa 1715 in Hunterdon County New Jersey and married a Hannah Hunt circa 1740 in Hunterdon County. By 1756 they were in the Jersey Settlement of Rowan County NC, joining others from Hunterdon County New Jersey area." 
Parlier, John (I4334)
175 (Research):Notes below from:
Wiley Alston Jarrell
15610 Edenvale
Friendswood, TX 77546

Edmund Fitzgerald was of the house of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, born on board vessel in mid-ocean in 1745 and died 1848.

Due to oppression the family was on route to America and came to New York first and moved from there to Virginia where they settled near the Peaks of Ottar in Bedford County and finally moved to Pittsylvania County on Bannister River. He married Mildred Payne in 1776. She was born 1758 and died 12 March, 1832.

He was remarkable for his longevity. living to be one hundred three years old, and physical manhood. On one occasion he was walking in the woods where he was encountered by a bear and, having no weapon with which to defend himself, he picked up a pine knot and killed the bear through his extraordinary human strength.

He commenced life a poor boy, but through economy and safe dealing, accumulated wealth. He bought a calf, traded it for a colt, which he placed on a piece of land and continued thus to make small deals until he became a large land owner and owned many slaves.

He was accustomed to relate incidents of his life to his children. He clearly remembered seeing the horse that Braddock, the British General, rode on when he was killed at the famous Braddock's defeat in the year 1775, which was an event in history he never forgot. Another, a strolling fortune-teller warned his mother when he was a babe that he, her child, would not live to be seven years, but he lived not only seven, but a period of time covering more than thirty-three years above that allotted by the Psalmist. 
Fitzgerald, Edmund J. Sr. (I2604)
176 (Research):Notes by Mercer L. Sherman:

"James Buckner "Judge" Jones (b. abt. 1830, d. 1/12/1885), son of Josiah Jones and Margaret Mikell, was a man of diverse abilities and interests. He was a longtime public servant in both Blakely and Early County. Judge Jones held a variety of positions in public service throughout his lifetime including Clerk of the Superior Court, Ordinary, and Town Marshall. He officiated at many a local wedding ceremony and it was said that he always donned his black frock-tailed coat for such occasions.

In the years immediately following the War Between the States, lawlessness and violence marred the existence of many a locality. Early County was no exception. The Federal army of occupation routinely did not concern itself with such matters. The governor of Georgia personally called upon Judge Jones to exert his influence in order to help quell the local mayhem. Judge Jones sprang into action with other members of the community and before long, order was restored to Early County.

Judge Jones loved the outdoors and he was widely recognized for his prowess as a hunter. In February of 1880, he was proclaimed, "The Champion Wildcat Hunter of Southwest Georgia" by the local newspaper, the "Early County News." He had scalped two wildcats during the previous week.

His passionate love of music was the basis for Judge Jones' generous support of local efforts to form a brass band which was called the "Phoenix Band." This band went on to garner much praise and attention for the community.

Judge Jones was also a leading force in Blakely's social matters. His home was often the setting for many a special gathering. In January of 1874, The "News" reported this item: "Judge Jones entertained the Silver Cornet Band and friends at his home in a 'very handsome manner' with eggnog, wine, and cake." This is just one of many such occasions that were covered by the paper.

Intense sorrow was also a frequent part of his life. Death claimed his first three wives and at least two of his daughters tragically preceded his own passing. His fourth wife, Mary Eliza "Mamie" Beale, survived him when he died whilst in the performance of his duties as Town Marshall. He made the fatal mistake of carrying a knife to a gunfight.

Judge Jones lies in the center of a three grave plot in the older section of the Blakely Cemetery. Family tradition states that he is flanked by two of his earlier brides. It is also possible that Fannie Bird Jones is buried next to him as all efforts to locate her grave have been unsuccessful."

Mercer Lancaster Sherman's notes to the obituary:

"Let me now tell you, 'The Rest of The Story' as I understand it.

There was a long history of bad blood between the two combatants. So much time has gone by that nobody on my side of the family remembers the particulars. The 'facts' that have been reported to me are as follows:

1. As I said earlier, this was the last in a long sequence of exchanges between the two.

2. Evidently, Dick had been arrested by Judge Jones on several occasions. It is entirely possible that Dick was a clansman as it was widely known that he ran with the rougher members of the community. Judge Jones had been personally charged by the Governor to bring an end to lawlessness and vigilantism that plagued the area after the war..

3. What Dick Davis did with his horses was simply inexcusable. This was the Victorian Age (Even in Southwest Georgia), animal husbandry was not something to be flaunted in public. You never put a mare in season next to a stallion out in public, much less across the street from private residences. Remember, Judge Jones had at least 3 small children who were doubtlessly exposed to all of this.

4. The two were business rivals as both owned a livery. That makes Dick leaving his horses at yet another man's stable, in full view of the Jones residence, even more suspicious to me. It is as though Dick knew that this would 'Push all of Judge Jones' buttons". I have always heard that you don't use a filly that is in season for obvious reasons. Even a novice liveryman would know better. I've done a little riding in the past, and I personally know how the close proximity of a filly in this condition will affect stallions.

5. Why was Dick packing a gun in town while the Town Marshall, "In the performance of his duties", was only armed with a knife, even though he had just left his residence where he presumably could have grabbed something far more lethal? I do not think that Judge actually intended on injuring Dick, I believe that he just wanted him to back down.

6. I'll grant you that Judge Jones "flew off the handle" in this instance. I am sure that this was what Dick was counting on. A man will put up with all kinds of grief and abuse as long as it does not affect his wife and children. Once this line is crossed however, it's usually, "Katie bar the door!"

7. Would the citizens of Early County have repeatedly elected to various high elected offices, someone who routinely demonstrated an intemperate disposition?

8. If Dick went to the trouble of firing two warning shots, why then didn't he just wound Judge Jones instead of going for a 'Kill shot" next? He was obviously capable of hitting what he aimed at.

I will not attempt to defend the obvious racism that Judge felt towards blacks. If truth be known though, his sentiments would have been shared by most members of the post-war Southern white community. To this day racism flourishes throughout our entire nation.

I think the newspaper did an excellent job of taking BOTH individuals to task for the outcome of this encounter. In my own estimation, it boiled down to two stubborn men playing the ultimate game of high stakes 'chicken'."

Page 103 of Volume III of the Collections of the Early County Historical Society quotes from the 1903 issue of the Early Co. News that lists the marble slabs ordered for the Confederate dead in the City Cemetery. There below the listing of names they say that J.B. Jones was not in the Confederate Army, but rather the Georgia Militia - a part of the Home Guards.

In going thru the Civil War rosters and muster rolls for Wade's Cavalry, the Early Guards, and the Early Volunteers of Early Co., who all served on active duty in the Confederate Army, mainly the Army of Northern Virginia, no mention is made of J. B. Jones. But on page 83 of Vol. III Mrs. J.B. Jones is shown in 1864 as being the wife of a soldier.

On page 166 of Vol. II it notes that every man able to shoot a gun was required to enlist in the Confederate Army and all men of the Georgia Militia were to meet Lt. Shehee in Blakely on October 19, 1864, to prepare to go to the front. It further notes on the same page that the office of judge of the Inferior Court was made an exemption from military service during the Civil War, and thus this office was eagerly sought at the election in January 1865 as candidates for the five vacancies on the bench. Throughout the fall of 1864 an active electioneering campaign was carried on in a heated political race, with 22 names running for the 5 openings. J.B. Jones was one of those running

My guess is that J.B. was in the State Militia, so was a member of the military. Generally these folks stayed home during the war in case of any slave uprisings, etc. and saw little service. But as the need for troops increased in late 1864 and early 1865, throughout the South these Militia members were mustered into Confederate Army Service, but often did not become members of the Confederate Army - they simply were assigned to units of the regular army and fought with them. This created some problems, and these undisciplined troops often deserted.

Recently there has been a multi-volume set published of the history and members of the State Militia, and I presume that J.B. Jones could be found there, but I do not have a set. It can probably be located in the State Archives and maybe local libraries.

Check "History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 v1-4" 
Jones, James Buckner (I595)

Parent: Adam
Parent: Maria
Name: Susannah Edelman
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1808
Baptism: March 27, 1808, German Reform Church Rec. 1760-1852 Easton, Northampton, PA sponsors Susannah's grandparents, John Felix Lynn & wife Elizabeth pub. by Rev. Henry M. Kreffer Easton 1902 p. 1941
Burial: 1887, Reyburn Cemetery-Luzerne Co.1
Census: 1850, Luzerne Co. PA p.116 Union twp.1
Land Record: March 13, 1872, Deed Bk 158 p. 509 Luzerne Co.Pa1 
Adelman, Susannah (I3167)
178 (Research):Notes from "A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901"

Page 1:
"Millard Bumgarner, a great-grandson Stephen, did a great deal of research into Stephen's background. From family tradition, public records, and correspondence, it was determined that Stephen's immigrant ancestor was Amon Bumgarner, who came from Germany in 1775, to the Dutch settlements in Pennsylvania. From there, Amon or his heirs migrated southward through the beautiful Shennandoah Valley of Virginia into the mountains of North Carolina to reach their New-World home in the Glendale Springs section of Wilkes (now Ashe) County. Amon's son, Michael, purchased seventy-five acres of land there on the South Fork of New River in 1794. One member of the clan, Charles, continued on southward into Haywood (now Jackson) County, and another, Tom, settled in Burke. Others, the progenitors of the Wilkes County branch of the family, came south-southeastward across the eastern Continental Divide into the foothills of the Blue Ridge, along the Reddies River watershed, in the northwest quadrant of present-day Wilkes.

The Amon Bumgarner clan arrived in the States just at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, but there is no record of Amon's having engaged in the struggle. His grandsons, generations removed, served in World War I, the war Between the States, and World War II. Some gave their lives, some gave their service and returned with broken bodies or minds, but none has left a record of desertion or draft-dodging. Because of their objection to slavery, perhaps their loyalty to the southern cause during the War Between the States could be questioned, but two of Stephen's sons gave their lives in defense of that cause, and other sons were injured and disabled by it." 
Bumgarner, Leonard Sr. (I213)
179 (Research):Notes from "Genealogy of the McNiel Clan"
by Johnson J. Hayes
hand inscribed "With best wishes, Johnson J. Hayes, Aug. 1965"
currently in possession of Frances Gail Rich Nestor

Page 16:
"George's children:
(1) James H. McNiel 4, (called Jimmie D.),m. Susan McNiel 4, dau. of John 3.
(2) Jesse A. (Tess) 4, m. Susan Taylor, dau. of Jonathan Taylor.
(3) Rebecca 4, m. James Taylor.
(4) John G. 4, b. Polly Nichols, dau. of Elijah Nichols.
(5) Delila 4, m. Rev. W. W. White.
(6) Thomas Winslow 4, m. Jane Nichols, sister of Polly.
(7) Polly 4, m. A. B. Miller, son of Leonard Miller.
(8) Nancy 4, m. Jesse H. McNiel 4."

Page 19:
"Family of Thomas Winslow McNiel 4, (sixth child of George 3, sone of James 2, son of Rev. George 1), b. Apr. 25, 1836, d. May 25, 1886, m. Jane Nichols, sister of John G.'s wife Polly Nichols, on Nov. 5, 1855, and lived on Fish Dam Creek."

Notes from "A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901"
c. 1983 by Flora B. Friend, Hunter Publishing Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
in possession of Martha Jane Gilreath Bishop, copies of selected pages are with Frances Gail Rich Nestor

Pages 128-189:
"JAMES LINVILLE BUMGARNER, Jr. (7 July 1867 - 1 Mov. 1941, fifth child of Rev. Jim and Phoebe Bumgarner and the youngest to survive, was married 20 Jan. 1889 to BESSIE RYAN McNIEL (15 Feb 1870 - 27 Nov 1938), daughter of Thomas Winslow and Martha Jane Nichols McNiel. Her father was the Baptist farmer-merchant, of Millers Creek." 
Nichols, Martha "Jane" (I308)
180 (Research):Notes from "Geneaolgy of the McNiel Clan":

Page 19:
"Bessie Ryne* McNiel 5, dau. of Thomas Winslow 4, b. 1867*, m. Linville Bumgarner, 1889."

Page 21:
Siblings listed as:
(1) Troy McNiel
(2) Clinton McNiel, b. 1859
(3) John McNiel, 1862
(4) Dock McNiel, b. 1865
(5) Bessie Ryne McNiel, b. 1867*
(6) Amy McNiel, b. 1869
(7) William B. McNiel, b. 1876
(8) Annie McNiel
(9) Wade McNiel

*Bessie's middle name and birth date appear to be incorrect in the record above.

Notes from "The Heritage of Wilkes County, Volume II, page 350:
"5 Bessie Ryne McNeil (15 Feb 1870 - 27 Nov 1938). On 20 Jan 1889 she married James Linville Bumgarner (7 Jul 1867 - 1 Nov 1941), born in Wilkes County to James Linville and Phoeba Ann Hincher Bumgarner. For more information on their fourteen children, see the Heritage of Wilkes County, Volume I." 
McNeil, Bessie Ryan (I276)
181 (Research):Notes from Linda Moss:

Unlike the New England Moores, the Chester County Moores seem to be of Irish descent. William and Ann Moore came from County Gary, Ireland, and settled at Ringgold, Maryland. Later they moved eastward to the Chester County vicinity, on account, it is said, on the prevailing conditions of strife, the former place, which made them very unhappy, for they were Quakers. Anee, his wife, was the famous Quaker preacher. 
Moore, William (I3868)
182 (Research):Notes from Sue Rich on 11/25/2006:
Asa married Elizabeth Sutton, and they had one son, John William Rich (1861).
Asa died at 27, in 1865--at the end of the Civil War.
John married Rebecca Jane Crabtree (of the Cherokee nation).
Their son, James Franklin, was hubby's grandfather. 
Rich, Asa Franklin (I5777)
183 (Research):Oakdale Cem is just off Roaring Brook Rd in Hunlock Twp.

"I remember my father telling us that his grandfather had been abandon by his father in a tavern somewhere and that the gregory's took him in and raised him. I checked with my mother and she confirmed this. That is about all I can remember."
Marghie Nestor Howard, 3 May 2006

"Mom couldn't remember much more but I remember my father telling us that when his grandfather was abandon that he had some kind of Catholic medal attached to his clothes."
Marghie Nesrot Howard, 10 May 2006

"They [The John Oliver family] attended the Methodist church in Oakdale which is still in use. A resident of Oakdale named Elinor Whitesell checked all the records she could find last summer and found nothing. She is a friend of my niece and I think she did a good search.

I have been told that Grandmother was a devout Methodist and when Aunt Fannie married a Catholic she wasn't a "Happy Camper".

Would you like to know where the Olivers went to grade school and continued on to higher education? The grade school at Oakdale had grades 1 thru 5. I went there in the early thirties and its still there today but was converted into a home. I have some pictures of it when I went there that I can send you if you would like them."

Paul Oliver, 5 May 2006

In the 1930s there was one church, one school, one community hall and about 7 homes. I'm sure a few homes have been added. Just about every small community. the next area similar to this one was Roaring Brook. The school had 6, 7 and 8th grade. After 8th grade you attended an Academy and there was one in Sweet Valley known as Pleasant Hills Academy. College was in Bloomsburg Pa. which was known as Bloomsburg Normal and is now Bloomsburg University. I think Aunt Bessie, Aunt Mary and Aunty Fannie went there. My father went to a Business School in Wilkes Barre."

Paul Oliver, 6 May 2006
Oliver, John Jr. (I94)
184 (Research):Odds & Ends:

page 343: Hampton, Benjamin W. [34, 33] 2-2-1832? "Hampton, of Laurens County, sold to Martha Grinstead of Laurens. 16th L. D., L. L. # 31 on waters of Falling Creek where Nancy Thigpen formerly lived. $30.00. Witnesses Martha Fenn and Robert Grinstead, who made affidavit to the deed."

page 511: McLendon, Elizabeth [49, 37] 3-1822 "Plaintiff was McLendon. Defendant was Samuel Caldwell. Witnesses were H. C. Fuqua, Travis Fenn, Albert Pitman, Diodemi Jeter." 
Fenn, Travis (I5063)
185 (Research):On 1830 census, female 20-30 is his daughter Nancy Ann POWELL. She married Johnson MATHEWS and Johnson is found next door, can't remember if it was Randolph or Houston county but they both are found in both places (Johnson & Quinney). Also, Nancy and Johnson named first son Quinney Powell MATHIS (note family changes name from MATHEWS to MATHIS). Nancy Ann is my 4th great-grandmother through her daughter Minerva, born from a previous unknown marriage.
Terrie Washington-Routh
Powell, Quinney (I5237)
186 (Research):on notecard Bob gave me:
Connolly - grandfather
died 27 February 1930
age: 75 ys 7 months
goshen stone needs these dates

Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 3691; Folio: 62; Page: 44; Line: ; GSU roll: 1341884.
Registration district: West Derby Sub-registration district: Walton ED, institution, or vessel: 25 
Connolly, John (I286)
187 (Research):On October 14th, 1967, Jack and Becky Rich had their first child, which they named Frances Gail Rich. They named her Frances after one of her father's older sisters who never married and Gail after her maternal grandmother. She weighed a mere 5 pounds 8 ounces and spent her first few nights in an incubator at Dekalb General Hospital in Decatur, Georgia. Her parents had met and married in Decatur, Georgia and had decided to start their family sooner rather than later. Gail was born almost exactly a year after their wedding date.

Before Gail was four months old, Jack and Becky relocated to Tallahassee, Florida, just 45 minutes south of Jack's home town of Bainbridge, Georgia and the new family moved into Chateau Du Ville apartments on Continental Avenue. Gail had colic and spent her first few months crying incessantly according to her mother.

Age 4: maternal grandmother died, moved into the house in Tallahassee, met the Rogers (ants, chiggers)
Games: trampoline, playhouse, tree forts, rope swing
Pets: Brit, Lightening, frogs, Barney and Lester
Lessons: Organ, Ballet, Guitar
Interaction with Charlotte: the good, the bad, and the downright ugly
Christmas age 11: go-cart and Buster the cat, first period, first boyfriend
Girl Scouts
Learning how to water ski
Page at the State House of Representatives
First period
playing guitar at Mom's Christmas Open House
Trip to Washington DC
Elected President of Beta Club
Age 13: bus trip to visit Jill at PonteVedra Beach
Clubs: Anchor Club, Latin Club (Rebus Gestis)
High School football games
Music: choir, Capital Singers and Melodears, high school musicals
Montreat: first kiss
Unwanted Nicknames: Miss Tooty, BettyGail
Friends: Amy, Kristin, Steve, Jodi
Halloween parties
Latin State competition
Trip to Europe
College years: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Lambda Chi, Kim, Lisa, Erica, getting drunk, getting all As, study habits, socials
Moving to Atlanta
Hobbies as an adult: aerobics, jogging (Peachtree Road Race), sun bathing, hiking, water and snow skiing, SCUBA diving, camping, crosstitch, genealogy
Career paths: New Orleans SnowBall Factory, Florida Home Mortgage, SunTrust Banks, Brawner Hospital, Quantum Behavioral Health, Fagin Advisory Services, Integrated Pharmacy Solutions, Momhood
Education: University of Florida, Georgia State University
Meeting Rob
Cars I owned: Pontiac Grand Prix green, Chevrolet Chevette navy, 1985 Acura Integra black, 1997 Acura Integra blue-green, 2003 Honda Odyssey silver

Jan: Zach started a Mothers' Morning Out program at Tillman Methodist Church nearby. I decided to have him start now because it's giving me some time to get things in order before the baby comes and it's giving Zach a chance to get used to being away from Mama. He just goes Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 1:00. The first few times were a little rough for Zach, but I SO enjoyed having the "free" time!
Feb: We finally bought a Honda Odyssey minivan! I absolutely LOVE it! It has automatic sliding doors, leather interior, a seat warmer, a radio control button on the stearing wheel, a third seat which can fold into the floor or roll backwards for tailgaiting. Rob had every single car dealer in Atlanta on the phone negotiating the price. He got a super deal. We paid just over $30 thousand for it.
Mar: Ashley Rebecca Nestor was born March 27, 2003 at 2:45 in the afternoon at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Rob and I left for the hospital at 6:30 that Thursday morning. I was right at 38 weeks and had scheduled this delivery because of my previous delivery problems with Zach and because I had gestational diabetes with this pregnancy. Although traffic was light and we had left in plenty of time with no active contractions, I felt anxious and nervous during the twenty-minute drive. I was wearing just about the only clothes that my body could still squeeze into, given that I was an absolute blimp. It was a pair of those stretchy-top jeans and a pink tee shirt that barely covered up my belly. I didn't fool myself this time around into thinking that I could fit into anything but maternity clothes for the trip home. However, I hoped they would at least be a little more loose than these were now. As soon I checked in and Rob parked the car, we made it to our delivery suite. It took forever for things to get started and we just kind of hung out for a while. Finally, a nurse came in and took my vitals and hooked up the fetal monitor, the blood pressure cuff, and stabbed me in the back of the hand to start the IV. Luckily it took on the second try. I had asked my good friend and neighbor, Tania Briglevich if she would be there as my nurse through the delivery. I had previously met her during my first delivery and we had become fast friends since she had a little boy herself just three weeks after Zach was born. Dr. Robert Hirsch was my OB and he came in fairly early and broke my bag of water. Out came the gushing warm liquid and fortunately they had already wrapped a very thick towel around me to catch it. After that, they started the pitocin drip to get some contractions going. By 10:30 I was starting to feel them fairly intensely. Tania said I could request the epidural at any time. I decided to wait just a few minutes longer and she said she would check on me in 15 minutes. However, the second she stepped out of the room, my contractions intensified to the point where my forehead was wrinkled up with so much pain! I'll never know how women made it all these thousands of years with no pain medication! As soon as Tania came back in I immediately made it known that I was READY for the DRUGS! She held my hand through the next few contractions and tried to distract me. Rob was on my other side looking on as well. By the time the anesthesiologist came in, I had no fear of the long needle that would go into my spinal column. I just wanted the pain to stop.
Apr: Mom, Charlotte, Jason, and the kids came for Easter this year. We went on a little hunt at Zach's day care and then took the kids to the park. Zach seemed to want some candy so Charlotte and I looked through his stash to find something that looked sort of safe. Several minutes later in the car Charlotte noticed that he was STILL chewing on whatever. We figured out it was candy inside. We were relived to find that he wasn't interested in swalling it, though he had worked very hard to chew it up properly. The day of Easter we also had a hunt in our back yard. Zach kept taking his goodies out of the basket as fast as he was putting them in! Ashley just dozed in her little bouncy seat.
June: I started my journey into the world of genealogy. At the end of the month, Rob and I refinanced our home mortgage. We paid down the principal and refinanced for 15 years at 5% interest with Wells Fargo.
July: Rob and I ran the Peachtree Road Race once again. Rob missed his target of 50 minutes by just a few seconds. I ran it in an hour and ten minutes, a respectable time, I thought, given that I had delivered a child three months ago. Ashley started sleeping all the way through the night. I made my first research trip down to Bainbridge, GA. Actually, I went to visit my family in Tallahassee, but on Friday the 11th mom and I took the 45 minute road trip up Bainbridge with Ashley in tow and hit the library first. I spent the little time I had (between baby issues) looking through the microfilm of past issues of the Post Searchlight for obituaries. After lunch we went to visit my great aunt Jane (Harrell) Lambert and my cousin Pat Curnane who was visiting at the time. We had a wonderful time! Aunt Jane showed us her own family research and brought out several pictures. I kept wishing I had a way to make a copy of them, but I was afraid to ask to borrow them. After our visit, Pat took us by Oak City Cemetery so we could take some pictures of family tombstones. The gnats were awful, but we managed to get a few shots. The next day we met up with a friend/cousin Beth Molina and her mother at the library. I had met Beth while doing some online research. We went to lunch with them and then they took us out to Bethel Cemetery to get more tombstone pictures. After we parted, mom and I decided to pop in on aunt Juliette and cousin Sue, who had come down from Atlanta to attend her high school reunion.
August: Zach had his second birthday party on Saturday August 16th. His aunt Terry and his great aunt Verna came down to visit for a few days. I had a lot of fun listening to Maureen and Verna tell stories of their youth and of their parents while we scanned in old family pictures and documents. On August 22nd and 23rd I went on a sort of mini-choir retreat. It was really just a long kick-off session of rehearsals to get a head start on our Fall music. We met at the church and didn't stay overnight, but did have dinner and breakfast with the gang. It was nice to get back into the music since I had been away from choir since January due to the pregancy and also throughout the summer because I wanted to spend the time with Ashley.
September: On the 2nd I took Zach in for his two-year physical check-up. Zach seemed fine being in the doctor's office, but he got a bit ancy when the doctor did the actual exam. I was very glad to have Rob there because he would have been too much to handle alone along with taking care of Ashley. He weighed 32 pounds and was 36.25 inches tall, both in the 90th percentiles for his age group. Thursday the 11th we all went on vacation to St. Simons Island, Georgia. We were supposed to attend the annual low country boil that Rob's college buddy puts ono every year, but unfortunately his grandmother was very ill and so we just spent the extra time at the beach. It was so much fun watching Zach as he ran to meet the first waves of the ocean! He held Rob's hands and jumped and splashed. We rigged up an umbrella to go over Ashley so that she could hang out for a while in the sun.
October: I took Zach to be evaluated by a speech therapy center sponsored by Cobb County. They determined that he was speech delayed and that he could use services. They also recommended that he have an occupational therapy evaluation done. I had to work very hard to find a speech therapist who was available to do home therapy, but we finally found one and Zach started occupational and speech therapy. Around this same time, Zach moved from the young toddler room to the older toddler room in his mothers' morning out program. We had Ashley Baptized on Sunday, October 12th at the 10:00 service at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. All went well and Zach behaved beautifully. Rob's tennis team came in first place and went to the play-offs. Rob and I also went to the wedding of his tennis partner, Russ Fletcher while Bob and Maureen babysat. It was nice to get out and enjoy ourselves. Zach is now really starting to pick up a bunch of words. He can say most of his colors, although he does not not always get them right. He also loves to make the sounds that various animals make: ruff, ruff, meow, quack, moo, roar, etc. Ashley is now up on all fours, rocking back and forth. It won't be long until she is fully mobile! Zach also has discovered how to climb on the sofa and slide over the child-proofing gate. This is bad news since the stairs to the basement and the cat food are mere steps away. I'll definitely need to keep a close eye on him now. My Dad recently sold several acres of land in Bainbridge (which was part of my grandmother Ceci's estate) to Wal-Mart. It was kind of a complicated matter and he decided to charge a fee to all the cousins for putting it together. That ruffled a bunch of feathers in the family. Cousin Judy wrote him a letter expressing her displeasure and cousin Bob called to voice his opinions. My poor mom was not sure how to take all the bickering, but she is going to let it pass.

January: I was working busily on my genealogy files and decided it was time to give Sherri Kerbaugh a call. She is the wife of my second cousin John. During our conversation, she told me that she and John were going to North Wilkesboro within a couple of weeks to help move John's mother, Bessie, down to Alabama to a retirement community. I had been planning to make it to N. Wilkesboro some time in 2004 to do some research, but when I heard Bessie would be moving permanently away AND that John and Sherri would be there, I knew that I had to make the trip happen really soon. I called my mom and aunt Martha and told them the news. They decided they would really like to go too since they had not seen John in decades and wanted to visit Bessie as well. Another reason for the rush was that my great uncle Charlie Bumgarner, is 96 and not in great health. I called his daughter Janet and told her about our trip. She said that she would also be in town visiting her Dad the same week. It was all just too exciting! A research trip and two mini-family reunions all rolled into one. All I had to do was get Rob to babysit the kids for a few days. Unfortunately he was not able to get the time off. Therefore, I resorted to bribing my sister to come up for a few days.

The trip up was really fun and it was nice getting to know Martha better. We started off by heading to the cemeteries of both sets of great grandparents and taking snapshots. Mom laughed when I whipped out some chalk to try to improve the visibility of the tombstone writing. I was very glad I had brought my digital camera as well.

February: I went to my first DAR meeting. It was really fun and the ladies were very welcoming.

March: Ashley turned one on the 27th. Neither set of grandparents could make it up, so we just had a small family celebration with cupcakes, balloons, bubbles, and pictures. Ashley was very cute as she dove into her first real taste of pure sugar.

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
Rich, Frances "Gail" (I1)
188 (Research):one source has death date as 1862 Hinshaw, Patterson (I3345)
189 (Research):Or b Sep 1749 = Source: DAR Appl of Betty Jane Bell Smith, Nat'l # 565788, Appd 1/1982. = p 281 of DAR Patriot Index shows him as Capt (NC), but it is possible that he didn't become a Captain until AFTER the Revolution. = LDS Marriage Entry 76-13906 sheet 51.
= WFT V 03 # 0207: b Sep 1749 at Spottsylvania Co VA; mother's name given as Isabella Lea - but she was his stepmother according to Dennis Yancey (email Feb 1999).

He was Captain and wounded in the battle of Guilford Court House, NC 15 Mar 1781 and left on the field. p. 141; DAR No. 78 O14. John Graves, Sr., has been confused with his son John Herndon Graves (who is generally shown in official records as John, Jr., John and John, Sr. after the death of his father) as being representative in the House of Commons in the NC General Assembly, 1788-1791-1792, and a member of the State Conventions to consider the Federal Constitution in 1788 and 1789 as a representative from Caswell County....

Caswell Co, NC Deed JACKSON, McALEER, KENT, HOWARD, BOSWELL, GREGORY, GRAVES, WEMPLE: Caswell Co, NC Deed Book EE abstracts by Katharine Kerr Kendall pg 344-5 or (pg 291 of abstracts by Kendall)

Richard W. JACKSON (in debt to Owen McALEER for $63.75, for $360 on open acct) to Sterling S. KENT, for $l, negro girl MILLEY, boy MITCHELL about 10 yrs old;.........210 A on S Country Line Cr adj Alanson HOWARD, Thomas BOSWELL, same known as GREGORY tract. l Feb 1840. Wit: Jno K. GRAVES, Jno D. WEMPLE.

Service Source:
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Graves, Captain John Herndon (I498)
190 (Research):Other Bumgarner Researchers:
Elbert Berry: bberri@msn.com
Elanine Walsh: Lanie@pcshome.net
Cathryn Barnes: richard.barnes3@worldnet.att.net
Nancy Albrigth Crutchfield: eddytour@aol.com 
Bumgarner, Stephen (I324)
191 (Research):Other contacts for Ann Beatrice Bird:
Fran Schuler - schu@onlinemac.com
Gwen Washington - gwashington@cableone.net 
Bird, Ann Beatrice (I216)
192 (Research):Other contacts for James Linville Bumgarner Sr.:
Barb Norvell - barbnor2@yahoo.com
Robert Rhoads - rhoads@rhoads.net

(title page) A Manual of North Carolina Issued by the North Carolina Historical Commission for the Use of Members of the General Assembly Session 1913
Compiled and Edited by R. D. W. Connor
1053 p.
E. M. Uzzell & Co. State Printers, 1913
Call Number: C917.05 N87m c.4 (North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
LINVILLE BUMGARNER, Republican, Representative from Wilkes county, the 28th District, was born at Millers Creek, N. C., in 1867. Son of Rev. J. L. and Phoebe (Hincher) Bumgarner. Attended common schools 1874-1884; Moravian Falls Academy 1888. Farmer, Wilkesboro, N. C. United States Census Enumerator 1890; Coroner 1892-96; justice of the peace 1896-98; Clerk of the Superior Court 1898-1902; taught school 1896-97; Secretary-Treasurer of Oak Furniture Company, 1903-07; City Alderman 1908-12; member of General Assembly 1913. Methodist; steward 1896-98. Married in 1889 to Miss Bessie McNeill. Twelve children; six sons and six daughters. Address: Wilkesboro, N. C.
He was on the following House Standing Committees: Agriculture, Expenditures of the House, Game, Immigration, and Propositions and Grievances
Bumgarner, James "Linville" Jr. (I275)
193 (Research):Other contacts for Phoebe Hincher:
Cathryn Barnes (catercousin@worldnet.att.net)
Thomas Untiedt (tuntiedt@adelphia.net)
Robert Palmer Rhoads (rhoads@rhoads.net)

Notes from The Hinshaw Family Association: http://www.rawbw.com/~hinshaw/cgi-bin/id?2223

Phoebe Ann Hincher [ID 02224]: also known as Phoebe Ann Hincher, Phoebe Ann Hinshaw, Phebe An Hinchey 
Hincher, Phoebe Ann (I305)
194 (Research):Other contacts for William Hincher:
Linda Hinchey (va_hincheys@yahoo.com)
Peggy Adams Smith (peggy_nc@hotmail.com)
Kenneth Williams (pkwill@naxs.net)
Cathryn Barnes (catercousin@worldnet.att.net)
Fred Milton Hincher (FORDWAY@aol.com)

1840 census, Wilkes County, North Carolina (possibly the correct household, but doesn't really fit):
Wm Hinchey household:
1 male under age 5.
2 males age 5-10.
1 male age 40-50 (William).
1 female under age 5 (Phoebe).
1 female age 10-15.
1 female age 20-30 (Charlotte).

1800 census - Wilkes
Jacob Henshaw
male 26-45
female 26-45
male <10
male <10

1800 census - Wilkes
William Henshaw
male 26-45
female 26-45
male <10
male <10

1800 census - Wilkes
Jonathan Henshaw
male 16-26

Groom: Jonathan Hinshaw
Bride: Ann McDanel
Bond Date: 05 Sep 1801
Bond #: 000165707
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 005253
County: Wilkes
Record #: 01 119
Bondsman: William Hinshaw
Witness: Rich'd Allen 
Hinshaw, William (I329)
195 (Research):owned 1774 100 acres of East Nottingham Township Kerr, William (I3228)
196 (Research):Posted by: Calvin M. Durham (ID *****3545) durhamcm@msn.com Date: June 20, 2002 at 22:14:22
In Reply to: Rich Family Decatur/Miller Co. Georgia by Beth of 2242

I descend from Susan Rich, who I think is a sister to Thomas Rich from Decatur Co., GA, and I believe was in his household in the 1850 census. She married Hardy Durham in Decatur Co. in 1851, and they had 4 children - John Coats, Jesse, Robert, and a girl Monam. John Coats Durham is my great grandfather and he came to Texas in 1880.

Several of us are doing research on these lines, and need proof of parents of Susan and her any help on the Rich line. You may have info that will help, and we may can help you too. Let me know. Calvin Durham 
Rich, Susan (I64)
197 (Research):Re: Nestor family one and all!
Posted by: Eirnin Donnchadh O Marcachain (ID *****1453) Date: August 09, 2002 at 03:51:05
In Reply to: Nestor family one and all! by josephine nestor of 54529

Josephine, This might be of some further interest and use to you in your Irish search.
The Mac Nestors / Irish - Meic an Aghastair who were originally known as the Meic Girranadhastair were a Native Irish Sept who had their original Native Irish territory in Co. Clare where they were well known as clerics. They were part of the community attached to the O Loughlin Tuath / Family territory in the Burren.
O Loughlin or O Lochlainn / Irish - Ui Lochlainn / loch - lake / lann - land / who were a Sept / Family branch - of the Clan na Rory Tuath / True Family - descended directly from Lochlainn a Chief of Corcomroe. He was descended from the Irian Kings of Ulster who were in turn descended from *Ir the Milesian Gaelic Celtic brother who was drowned during the expedition to Ireland in 1699 BC. They were Chiefs of the Burren / Barony of the Burren in the east of Corcomroe in Co. Clare in Thomond who were kinsmen to the O Connor Chiefs of Fear Arda & Corcomroe.
O Connor / Irish - Ui Conchobair / Originally a Sept / Family branch - of the Clan na Rory descended from the ancient Irian Kings of Ulster who in turn were descended from *Ir the Milesian Gaelic Celtic brother who was drowned on arriving into Ireland in 1699 BC. Along with his other brothers, hEremon and hEber they were sons of Mil the Celtic Hero of Spain who all left royal Gaelic Family dynasties in Ireland. Although their initial Native Irish territory was in the Ulster Province, as a separate Sept they became the Chiefs of Fear Arda and Lords of Corcomroe in their territory in the west of Thomond / Co. Clare. They were kinsmen also to the O Loughlins who were the Chiefs of the Burren in the east of Corcomroe there.
Also see *Albert Greene in Cocomroe who owns the property and the ancient fort were they were all Kings and specialises in the Family history

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From Historic Roadsides of New Jersey by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey, 1928
Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2002

Northwestern County of the State. It was organized June 8, 1753, from a portion of Morris County. During French and Indian Wars the settlements on the upper Delaware were subject to Indian incursions. In November, 1755, Colonel John Ruderson, with the Sussex Militia, sent to the Moravian Missionaries at Bethlehem for powder and was refused, but the powder was later furnished on threat to burn the town. When the Indians destroyed Gnadenhutten in Pennsylvania, the Sussex Militia went to assist the people of the back settlements and forts were built at Broadheads, Colverts Mills, and other places for defence of Sussex County. In May, 1756, the Indians appeared in Paulis Kill, Sussex County, and the Colony denounced the Lenni-Lenape as enemies, rebels, and traitors because of treaty violation. In the pre-Revolution days the Sussex delegates to Colonial Congress opposed the resolutions relative to Governor William Franklin July 16, 1774. The freeholders of Sussex County met at Newton and adopted resolutions expressing allegiance to the Crown and urging the repeal of the Boston Port Bill and offering to become parties to redress the grievances of the Colonies. Early in the struggle, a Tory Association was organized in Sussex County, the members of which resolved not to pay the taxes levied by the Province or to attend militia musters. In August, 1776, it was reported to Congress that a search for lead mines in Sussex County had disclosed "Symptoms thereof" about four miles from Newton and flints "exceeding promising" near Beaver Run, Sussex County.

In Sussex, the slave population in 1790, was one forty-fifth. In 1820 the County was the most populous in the State. Zinc, lead and other minerals of commercial importance are found in the County. 
Nestor, Patrick Sr. (I281)
198 (Research):Re: Richard & Peter Gregory-MacGregor of Pennsylvania
Posted by: Sue T. Nitz (ID *****8774) Date: November 25, 2002 at 19:32:35
In Reply to: Re: Richard & Peter Gregory-MacGregor of Pennsylvania by Haley of 5151

more from Sue T. Nitz in Tucson
10. PETER3 GREGORY, SR. (JOHN2, RICHARD1)1 was born September 16, 1755 in Hereford Twp. Berks Co.,Pa1, and died 1792 in Luzerne Co.PA1. He married MARY SUSANNAH GEARHART1 December 17, 1782, daughter of GEORGE GEARHART. She was born April 27, 1762 in Pennsylvania1, and died 1806 in Reyburn, Union twp.,Luzerne Co. , PA1.


Was formed in July, 1813, of territory taken from the original township of Huntington. It lies on the river, and two creeks force their way through the mountains to the river, and make the gaps for the farmers to follow in building their roads to the trading and shipping point, Shickshinny.

The first settlements, outside of what is now Shickshinny borough, was made in the northwest of River mountain, in 1790, by Peter Gregory and George Fink. These men had married each other's sisters, and had come from the valley of the Delaware. Where they located was a rich and beautiful valley, on the east branch of Shickshinny creek. The creek at this point furnished good mill power, and was soon utilized, as the first sawmills in the township were built on the claims of Gregory and Fink. Soon after the coming of these men, two other brothers-in-law, Stephen Arnold and Moses Derby, settled where is now Muhlenburg. They opened their farms, and soon other friends heard of this excellent place for farmers, and the stream began that has given the county some of its best farming communities. Commencing in 1793 was the heavy immigration to this and on to Huntington valley, by the people mostly from Connecticut. The early settlers came mostly on sleds, and at the season of the year when they could cross the many streams on the ice, following the old Indian paths and after the "blazed" roads. In 1797 Stephen Roberts settled about midway between the above named settlements, and shortly Marvins, Culvers and Shaws were making pleasant homes in the wilderness.

December 24, 1801, Shadrach Austin, a son of the first occupant of Shickshinny, married Mary Gregory, daughter of Peter Gregory, Sr., and bought the present Austin homestead, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a teacher and a leader among his neighbors, and during a long, active life "Uncle Shadrach" was almost universally spoken of as an examplar worthy of imitation. He was born July 12, 1770, and died December 26, 1850.

Peter Gregory, Jr., and Richard Gregory, sons of the first settler, bought and occupied farms. Richard lived nearly 100 years. Joseph Gregory and John Gregory, sons of Peter, own and occupy parts of the old homestead.

August 1846 Luzerne Co. PA Orphan's Ct. Rec. LDS film 959166

GEORGE GREGORY adminstrator to estate of PETER GREGORY late of Union twp. dec'd charges here of with amount of Inventory sales to $904.98
Claims credit for amount of disbursements: 665. 71 balances in est. 239.27 total $904.98
Filed & confirmed 11 August 1846
5 Nov. 1846 confirmed absolutely no exception been filed.

Estate: May 10, 1785, Distribution of estate of father John Gregory of 1350 Pounds in BCGS Journal Fall 1997 p. 14 Vol.18 #!1
Genealogy book: History of Luzerne Co. PA-Bradsby1
Letter of Administration: 1784, Berks Co. PA for John Gregory the 1st1
Military service: Bet. 1777 - 1778, Capt. Daniel Reiff Co. 7th & 8th Class-Berks Co. Militia & Col Jacob Weaver Esq, Feb. 17781
Probate: Bet. August 11 - November 05, 1846, Luzerne Co. PA1
Residence: 1783, Lower McCungie-Lehigh vicinity1
Tax list: 1785, PA Archive Series III Vol 18 p.757 Berk Co. tax 3.61
Will: April 18, 1785, Berks Co., PA-Father John Gregory1

Genealogy book: History of Huntington Valley -M.L.T. Hartman1

i. MARY4 GREGORY1, b. April 10, 1783, Berks Co.PA1; d. 1845, Luzerne Co.PA1; m. SHADRACK AUSTIN1, December 24, 1801, Luzerne Co., PA; b. July 12, 1770, Litchfield, CT.1; d. December 26, 1850, Luzerne Co.PA1.

Re: Richard & Peter Gregory-MacGregor of Pennsylvania Haley 11/26/02
Re: Richard & Peter Gregory-MacGregor of Pennsylvania Sue T. Nitz 11/26/02

Gregory, Peter Sr. (I2007)
199 (Research):Rebecca Gail Gilreath was born July 28, 1940 in the small rural town of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, which lies in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains. She was the younger of two daughters born to William Jennings "Bryan" and Abigail Bumgarner Gilreath, Martha Jane being older by three years. Rebecca's father could always remember her birthday because she was born "the year of the great '40 flood."

The Gilreath family lived in a house at 507 E Street and their phone number was 286. Bryan worked as an express agent for Southern Railway and often brought home miscellaneous "treats" for his girls. If a tea set being shipped had a broken piece in it, he would save it so that Rebecca could add it to her already large collection of dishware for her dolls. Her favorite doll was Tommy and she dressed little Tommy up well. Her father even taught her how to use the sewing machine (a skill he learned watching a man in his daddy's shoe shop). He also made a pool for little Tommy.

Rebecca and her sister Martha loved to play doctor. Mainly, Martha was the doctor and Rebecca brought her unsuspecting dolls to have various "surgeries" performed. One time Martha informed Rebecca that her doll had not survived the surgery and had died and been buried. Upon seeing her daughter's tears, Gail decided to pay "the doctor" a visit herself. She made Martha exhume the body of the beloved doll and resurrect the poor soul! Upon exhumation it was discovered that the doll had been opened from stem to stern, its "cry box" removed, and his teeth pulled (Martha served as a dentist too).

Rebecca took her first trip on the train out of Wilkesboro when she went off to camp. As she boarded the train to return home, she saw the conductor taking up tickets. Panick seized her as she realized she did not have one. When the conductor politely inquired, "ticket please," she blurted out the first thing that came to her mind, and used a phrase she had heard her daddy use in the past. "I...I think I'm coming in C-O -D," she said as she looked up at him nervously. The conductor chuckled and said, "Oh, you must be the little Gilreath girl!" Your Daddy worked it all out in advance.

One day Rebecca's father spent the entire afternoon planting two long rows of boxwoods down the front driveway. After he planted the last one, he stood up to wipe the sweat from his brow and looked back to admire his work. He had been so busy, he had not noticed until just then that Rebecca had mischievously gone behind him and ripped each plant out of the ground just after he planted it! He calmly told Rebecca to go up to her room and wait while he replanted all the boxwoods. He promised her "a thrashing." Rebecca knew she had been bad and was very worried about the "thrashing" she knew she deserved. She therefore decided to help ease the pain a little by dressing for added protection. First she put on a couple of extra pair of underwear. Then she put on some stockings and squeezed on two pair of jeans. Finally, she covered her whole body with a giant pair of overalls while she referred to as her "grease monkey" suit. Fully armored, she waited nervously for her father to come upstairs. As soon as he saw her, he looked very sternly at her (trying to hide his chuckle) and told her he was going to thrash her. Rebecca feigned moans as she received her "punishment." She knew that her daddy was on to her, but she was glad he didn't say anything about her wild attire.

Rebecca attended the public school in North Wilkesboro. Rebecca was the smallest one in her class. The neighborhood kids often walked to town together to see a movie on a weekend eveining. When the movie they saw was scary, Rebecca always tried to stay in the middle of the group.

One day when Rebecca was about twelve, she and her father drove up to the Brushy Mountains and went to pick Bing cherries. They parked along the side of the road and her father carefully climbed over a barbed wire fence to get to the nice, ripe cherries. Rebecca watched as he climbed high into the tree and started to fill his basket. Due to the weight of the basket he accidentally lost his balance and fell out of the cherry tree. When Rebecca saw that he had fallen she ran to the fence to make sure he was okay. To her horror, she discovered that he was covered in blood! Frantically she managed to leap over the barbed wire fence and ran to his aid. Then she noticed that he was laughing! The "blood," as it turned out, was merely cherry juice. He had, however, managed to break his glasses, and being blind in one eye was unable to drive down from the mountain. He decided it was time to teach his daughter how to drive. Rebecca insisted that she could not even reach the pedals yet, but her father was confident that they could make it down the mountain. As the journey got underway they came upon a car that was going very slowly. Her father said, "Go on, pass that ole' slowpoke." Rebecca was very nervous about passing the car because she knew there were hairpin curves all the way down the mountain, but somehow they made the trip without injury.

One time when Rebecca brought a boyfriend home to visit her parents. As they approached the house, they noticed a huge gash in the side of her father's car. Her boyfriend got out of their vehicle and said, "Mr. Gilreath, what happened to your car? Were you in a wreck?" Rebecca's father walked casually around to the side of his car and observed the gaping hole and softly muttered to himself, "Hmmm, must have hit a little rock!"

Early married life was tough for Becky. Her husband Jack often spent most of the weekend hunting or fishing and she was left with two crying babies to raise. One night Jack came home late as usual from one of his trips and found Becky crying. "What's wrong?" he asked. "You spend all weekend away and I have two children to care for and it's really hard," she replied. He tried to calm her, but when she kept complaining, he decided to "lay down the law." He declared, "Look, you knew when you married me that I liked to hunt and fish and you're just going to have to live with it!" At that, she ran to the bedroom and sobbed herself to sleep.

The next morning, with dried tears, she resolved that she was going to have a better day. She hired a babysitter and went to the mall in search of nice clothing. She found a beautiful outfit and bought it on the spot. It was a bit more than she usually spent, but she figured she deserved something nice. That night, Jack came home tired from a disappointing and tiring day of fishing. He noticed that Becky looked a bit more lively and thought to himself, "Well I guess she's decided to come around." He also noticed a new outfit slung casually over the back of the sofa. "Oh, did you decide to go shopping today?" he asked. Before she could respond, he caught sight of the price tag. "Wow," he said. "That's quite an expensive suit you bought there." "Yes," she replied. "I just couldn't resist." Jack let the subject drop for the moment.

The next day, Becky decided to make her point a little clearer. She again went shopping and brought home another even more expensive suit. This time, when Jack came home and spotted another new suit, he immediately snatched up the price tag and exclaimed, "Wow, that's a really expensive suit you just bought! Do you think I'm made of money?" Seizing this opportunity to set the record straight, Becky calmly replied, "You knew when you married me that I liked to shop, so you'll just have to get used to it!" Bitten by his own words, Jack retreated to another room to sulk in private.

That weekend, instead of planning his next excursion, Jack quietly asked his wife to dinner. Without hesitation, Becky cheerfully responded, "Yes, I'd love to. I can't wait to wear one of my new outfits!"

Becky stayed involved with many of her kids' activities. She was a girl scout troup leader for several years and she served as props chairman when Gail was in a high school musical. She also went with the church youth choir to their annual conference in Montreat, North Carolina. This was a fun and wonderful place to visit and each year she served as house mom for a group of high school kids.

In 1998, Jack and Becky went skiing in Colorado and Becky kept feeling short of breath. Upon visiting a local doctor, she learned that her heart was only pumping a fraction of what it should be. He recommended that she return home for immediate surgery. Becky went in for an aortic valve replacement, but during the surgery, her heart stopped and they had to do two emergency bypasses. Recovery from eight hours of intense surgery was very slow and painful, but Becky was extremely fortunate to have a close-knit group of friends who kept cards, flowers, and home-cooked meals coming her way at all times. Before too long she was feeling much better. However, she made the risky decision to go back to Colorado skiing one last time. On the last run of the last day of her trip, Becky fell and broke her leg. The recovery from this was long and very painful. To make matters worse, she used crutches for a while and one day slipped and broke her wrist. After this, she kept very still for several months and let herself heal. She did take subsequent trips to Colorado, but only to enjoy the scenery and to keep Jack company.
Infection set into the bone and another surgery was required 4X. The last one was to remove her sternum and parts of ribs.

Holidays were always a treat because Becky went all out decorating and cooking. At Christmas, she would decorate every spare inch of hearth space with Santas of all shapes and sizes. One year, she created a "children of the world" Christmas tree by hand-crafting dolls as ornaments, each one representing a different country. Another year, she designed life size Christmas carolers and "Christ-mice" to stand in the front entranceway. For dinner, we mostly had smoked wild turkey that Jack shot. Becky made all the Southern trimmings of dressing, rice and gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and for dessert, a delicious homemade pie or cake. Anyone around was fair game to help out in the kitchen. She would assign tasks and everyone worked cheerfully to get dinner on the table.

When they were in their 60s, Jack and Becky joined a seniors Sunday School class at their church called the "empty nestors." They quickly became hooked on the wonderful fellowship and the delicious breakfasts, which were prepared by class members. Brent was inspirational! 
Gilreath, Rebecca Gail (I331)
200 (Research):Rebekah was age 19 years 8 months, when the Wyoming Massacre took place. She was with family in Plymouth when her father was killed immediately after the battle. All the women and children who were able began the journey back to CONN. There was a great fear that the British and Indians would return to sack the homes in the Valley and scalp or kidnap the women and children. There were only crude Ox-cart roads and foot trails-few places where food could be obtained. Settlers alomg the route had little to spare and money was non-existant. Streams had to be forded on foot. They had to cross the Susquehanna, Lehigh, Deleware, and Hudson Rivers by boat. Rebekah lived to the ripe old age of 82. Rebekah and Stephen returned to the Wyoming Valley some time between 1785 and 1788.

the latter was twelve years of age at the time of the Wyoming Massacre, and, in company with her mother and a child, escaped from the Indians after the death of her father, Elisha Richards.

Alternate death date is 15 Oct 1848. Don't know where I got this! 
Richards, Rebecca (I2018)

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