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HILL, MARY, wife of S. McCormick, died Dec. 23, 1893, aged 76 years

MIDDLETON, J. J., born Feb. 14, 1829, died Dec. 20, 1911
ANN, his wife, born Aug. 30, 1829

MORRILL, J. W. Co. G, 3rd Iowa Inf.

LOVERIDGE, MORN, 1849-1915

PETTIGREW, JAMES M., born Oct. 13, 1827, died July 24, 1872

PAGELS, ANNA, wife of J. R. Pagels, 1842-1880

REYNOLDS, HERMAN M., born Sullivan Co. [N. Y.] April 15, 1832, died April 26, 1875

ROPER, ROSALIE C. [or G.], wife of Fordyce Roper, died July 22, 1858, aged 28 years

REED, JAMES, born Sept. 18, 1823, died April 23, 1897
REED, LORETTO, wife of James Reed, born April 2, 1830, died June 18, 1895

RANDALL, POLLY SHERWOOD, born April 6, 1843, died Dec. 4, 1903

ROBINSON, JOHN B., died June 6, 1878, aet. 67
ROBINSON, ELIZA H., died Jan. 13, 1895, aged 82

ROLLER, JOSEPH T., Oct. 6, 1844, died March 18, 1917. Co. D, 6th U. S. Cav.
SARAH C., his wife, born July 13, 1848, died Oct. 12, 1919.

STAPLES, JAMES, born Feb. 20, 1815, died June 16, 1900
STAPLES, ISAAC, born Oct. 12, 1840, died March 19, 1901
MARY, wife of I. Staples, born Aug. 18, 1845, died Oct. 19, 1895

SABIN, DANIEL, born Sept. 10, 1810, died Aug. 9, 1885, aged 74 yrs., 10 mos., 29 days
SABIN, RHODA WILLIAMS, born Feb. 28, 1814, died Oct. 10, 1885, aged 71 yrs. 7 mos. 12 days

SHAFER, PETER, born June 13, 1819, d. Jan. 24, 1903

SCHMUCK, JOHN, b. Feb. 27, 1834, died Aug. 25, 1916

SGOBY, W. H. Co. H, 95th Ohio Inf.

SHERLING, JOACHIM, died June 14, 1887, aet. 77 yrs., 9 mos., 28 days



SHERWOOD, BRADLEY B., born Aug. 26, 1815, died March 14, 1893.
ELIZA B., wife of B. B. Sherwood, born May 38, 1816, died Dec. 23, 1887.

SWETT, B. D., died Nov. 9,1879, aged 59. Co. E, 6th Wis. Inf.
MARY M., wife of L. M. Swett, died March 1, 1908, aet. 54 yrs., 11 mos., 20 days

SMITH, JOHN C., died Sept. 6, 1871, aet. 37

(To be continued)

Contributed by Mrs. R. J. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Nebr.

(Continued from January, 1925)


Will of Abraham Van Arsdalen (1st), which was recorded May 9, 1753. Signed April 4, 1753. Children mentioned:


Provision was also made for a child unborn.

Owned by the late M. L. Van Arsdale of Beatrice, Neb.

   Property of Samuel B. Van Arsdale.

   Bought at his mothers vendue. Jan. 12, 1847.


   Abraham A. Van Arsdalen b. May 4, 1788.

   Eligah Beekman, b. March 9, 1788.

   Abraham Van Arsdale, b. Dec. 2, 1750, d. April 10, 1821.

   Our son Abraham Van Arsdale, m. Catherin Polhamus, Oct. 7, 1832.

   Our son Peter B. Van Arsdale, m. Cristean Van de vere, Oct. 7, 1833.


   Abraham, July 10, 1810
   Peter Beekman, Aug. 20, 1812.



    William, Feb. 8, 1815.
    Catherin Ann, Feb. 22, 1817.
    Elsey, Sept. 23, 1818.
    Samuel Beekman, March 27, 1821, d. Dec. 1893.
    Mary Elizabeth, Feb. 25, 1834.
    Ales Ann, Sept. 17, 1835.
    Helen Mar, July 1, 1836.
    M. L. Van Arsdale, Feb. 12, 1849.


   Samuel Beekman, b. ------ d. Sept. 21, 1760.
    Alice Quick, b. d. May 16, 1852.
    Abraham A. Van Arsdale, d. July 3, 1869.
    Samuel Beekman Van Arsdale, d. Dec. 1893.
    My father Abraham Van Arsdale, b. 1750, d. 1821.
    Abraham A. Van Arsdale, d. June 22, 1836.
    My mother Elizabeth (Beekman) Van Arsdale, d. May 20, 1847 aged 59 years 2 mo. 17 da.


   I, Abraham A. Van Arsdale, m. Elje Beekman, Sept. 17, 1809.
    Our son William Van Arsdale, m. Joana Bergen Sep. 1, 1836.
    Garret Haats, m. Catherine Ann, Feb. 8 1837.
    Abraham Quick, m. Elsey (Alice) Van Arsdale, Jan. 13, 1841.


    The first wife of Abraham Van Arsdalen was

Elsey Baird dau. of


Alexander Baird (Beerd) of N. J.
Elizabeth Van Cleeve, d. 1817 a. 89 yrs.

   Born 1752. | Died 1801. Married Abraham Van Arsdalen (before 1773)


    Abraham, 1772, d. in infancy
    Abraham, 1773.
    Elizabeth, 1777.
    Elsey, 1780-1797.
    Joseph Skillman.
    Catherine, 1783.
    Abraham, 1788-1836, m. Elizabeth Beekman.
    Mary, --------------, m. George Keshaw.



   The second wife of Abraham Van Arsdalen was Margaret, dau. of Henry Kennedy, m. after 1801, possibly before 1803. She survived her husband according to his will, May 3, 1832.


   In the name of God, Amen. I, Jacob Van Arsdol of the Town of Aurelius, County of Cayuga and State of New York, being not well in bodily health but of perfect understanding, considering the uncertain continuance of life, and the certainty of Death, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

   First and principally I commit my soul to God my Creator, hoping thro' the merits of Jesus Christ the Redeemer of Souls to obtain a pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life; and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently burried; and as to the worldly estate and goods with which God has blessed me I dispose of in manner and form following, viz:

   Imprimus. It is my will and desire that all my legal debts and funeral charges be paid out of the same, and that the residue and remainder be distributed in manner and form following, viz:

   First I give and bequeath to my kind and loving wife, Letty; one new Beuro together with one bed and beding and the appurtenances to the same likewise all her wearing apparel and a necessary support out of my devised estate.

   Secondly, I give and bequeath to my Son Garret forty Dollars current money of the State of New York over and above either of my heirs.

   Thirdly. As to the residue and remainder of my Real and personal estate, it is my wish and desire that it be equally divided between my heirs share and share alike.

   Fourthly. My real estate I leave to the discretion of my Executor either to sell or reserve the same as they may consider the most advantageous to my aforesaid heirs and legatees.

   Lastly, I constitute and appoint my beloved sons, Garret Van Arsdol and Peter Van Arsdol Executors to this my last




Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made; and publish this only to be my last will and testament.

   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen.

Jacob Van Arsdol [Seal]

   Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above Testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in his presence:

Margaret Post
Catherin Stockton
Jacob Bogart.

SIMON JANSEN1 VAN ARSDALEN married Peternelle Claesen Wyckoff. Children:

1. Geertje
3. Jannetje
4. Jan*
5. Marretie
6. Matie

   There may have been other daughters but no other sons. (It has been claimed by some writers that the Simonsen family in America had its origin from the Van Arsdale family. The writer has no proof for such a statement. If a son or sons of Simon Jansen dropped the surname, Van Arsdalen, this might be possible but we do know the entire Van Arsdale family in America descended from Cornelius and Jan who did continue to bear the surname.)

   CORNELIUS2 VAN ARSDALEN married (1st) March 16, 1687, Aeltje Kouwenhoven. One child:

1. Jannetje

   He married (2nd) May 2, 1691, Marretje Dirkse, who is usually given as an Ammerman by most writers. I have no proof as to the surname before her marriage, so omit it. Children:

2. Dirck

   *See footnote on next page.




3. Jan
4. Symon
5. Philip
6. Abraham
8. Altie
9. Peternella
10. Maria

   Cornelius made a will April 25, 1738, which was probated April 19, 1745, in Kings county, N. Y. * He mentioned his wife Maritie and all of the above ten children.

   JACOBUS3 VAN ARSDALEN married Alida Hoagland, daughter of Harmanus Hoagland and Adrianna Stoothoff of Flatbush. Children:

1. Harmanus, baptised June 21, 1745, at Harlingen, N.J.
2. JACOB, baptised Nov. 17, 1754, at Six Mile Run (now Franklin Park), N. J.

   This couple probably had other children but the writer has thus far been unable to find baptismal records of any others than the two mentioned above. I do have data regarding a Cornelius who was undoubtedly a son of this couple.

   The above Jacobus was probably the Jacobus Van Arsdalen who contributed six pounds sterling to the building of the new church at Harlingen, N. J., in 1749-50. He is also probably the Jacobus who contributed seven pounds toward the building of Neshanic, N. J., church in 1761 and another three pounds in 1772.

   JACOB4 VAN ARSDALEN married Alida Van Arsdalen (for the lineage of Alida see further). Children:

1. Jacob, baptised Oct. 13, 1776, at Harlingen, N. J.
2. GARRETT, baptised July 25, 1779, at Harlingen, N. J.
3. ALEDA, baptised Dec. 2, 1781, at Harlingen, N. J.
4. JAN, baptised Aug. 29, 1784, at Harlingen, N. J.
5. Peter M., baptised Oct. 24, 1788, at Harlingen, N. J.
6. JOSEPH, baptised Sept. 18, 1791, at Harlingen, N. J.
7. ABRAHAM, baptised Oct. 31, 1794, at Harlingen, N. J.

   *John Simonse Van Arsdalen, brother of Cornelius, made a will, 1736, which was probated in Queens county, N. Y., in 1756, in which he mentioned his wife Lammetie (Probasco) and the following children: Simon, Christoffel, Cornelius, John, Nicholas, Jurian (or Uriah), Ida, Peternella, Maria, Heletie and Sarah.




   The above Jacob4 was the Jacob who emigrated to Owasco, Lake, Cayuga, N. Y., section about the year 1800. The most of his children, if not all of them, accompanied him. Baptismal data regarding grandchildren prove these data to be about correct. Jacob and his son Garrett, whose name is capitalized above, were both contributors to the building of the Owasco Outlet church in 1807. When the pews were auctioned in this church (Owasco Outlet, now Sand Beach) Jacob Van Arsdalen paid $68 for pew no. 28, the date of the sale being Nov. 17, 1810. On Nov. 24, 1810, Garrett, son of Jacob, bought gallery pew no. 6 for $25.
(To be continued)

Contributed by Mrs. S. D. Kilpatrick, Beatrice Net,

(Continued from October, 1924)


     ANDREW1 CALHOUN was born of Scotch parents March 27, 1764, in the parish of Ray, County Donegal, Ireland. He died April 14, 1842, at Concord, N. H. He married March 15, 1795, at Boston, Mass., Martha Chamberlain, born Feb. 20, 1770, at Chelmsford, Mass., and died Dec. 19, 1830, at Canajoharie, N. Y. Children:

1. William Barron2 Calhoun, b. Dec. 29, 1785, Boston, Mass., d. Nov. 8, 1865, Springfield, Mass., m. May 11,
   1837, Springfield, Mass., Margaret H. Kingsbury, b. April 11, 1811, d. May 7, 1877, at Brookfield, Mass.

2. Charles2 Calhoun, b. June 24, 1797, Boston, Mass., d. Sept. 12, 1869, at Nebraska City, Nebraska Territory,
   m. Oct. 14, 1824, Woburn, Mass., Almira Stevens, b. Nov. 15, 1798, Burlington Mass., d. Feb. 15, 1874,
   Nebraska City, Nebraska.

3. Andrew Hamilton2 Calhoun, b. March 30, 1799, Boston, Mass., d. Dec. 17, 1874, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
   m. (1) Aug. 14, 1822, Canajoharie, N. Y., Maria Yates, who died Oct. 15, 1849, at Oswego, N. Y.;
   m. (2) May 20, 1850, at Albany, N. Y., Catherine Dickie.

4. Susan2 Calhoun, b. Oct. 17, 1800, Boston, Mass., d. March 10, 1883, at Decatur, Alabama, m. June 20,
   1823, Canajoharie, N. Y., Samuel C. Frey, b. Feb. 10, 1799, Canajobarie, N. Y., d. Feb. 24,1877,
   Decature, Alabama.

5. HENRY2 CALHOUN, b. Oct. 26, 1802, Boston, Mass. d. May 6, 1867,




   New York City, N. Y., m. July 18, 1826, Canajoharie, N. Y., Eliza Malvina Conkling, b. Aug, 2, 1802,
   Canajoharie N. Y., d. Jan. 21, 1856, New York City.

6. Simeon Howard2 Calhoun, b. Aug. 15, 1804, Boston, Mass., d. Dec. 14, 1876, Buffalo, N. Y., m. Sept. 19,
   1848, Braintree, Mass., Emily P. Reynolds, b. Nov. 14, 1824, Longmeadow, Mass., d. Nov. 4, 1908, Adams,
   Natal, South Africa.

7. John2 Calhoun, b. Oct. 14, 1806, Boston, Mass., d. Oct, 12, 1859, St Joseph, Missouri, m. Dec. 29, 1831, Lick
   Creek, Sangamon county, Ill., Sarah Cutter, b. Aug. 24, 1812, Cincinnati, Ohio, d. June 12, 12, 1897,
   Leavenworth, Kansas.

8. James2 Calhoun, b. Oct, 22, 1808. d. April 10, 1864, Cincinnati, Ohio, m. Aug. 29, 1844, Cincinnati, Ohio,
   Charlotte Sanxey, b. Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1822; d. July 23, 1893, Springfield, Mo.

9. Martha2 Calhoun, b. Nov. 3, 1813, Boston, Mass., d. Feb. 17, 1888, Chelmsford, Mass.

Contributed by Mrs. R. J. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Nebr.

(Continued from January, 1925)


   John Saunders and family left Madison County, Kentucky, on Monday 24th July a. d., arrived at home, Big Springs, Buchanan county, Mo., Monday the 7th August 1843, all safe and well. God be thanked.

John Saunders and Nancy Ratcliffe were married May 2nd, 1816.

Martha Ann Saunders and Andrew T. Jenkins were married Nov. 26th, 1840.

William R. Saunders and Arthusa Courtney were married December 7th, 1843.

William Graves and Edney Saunders were married March 19th, 1846.

Elizabeth Saunders and Stephen Jester were married March 19th, 1846.

James H. Saunders and Emma D. Ray were married Nov, 25th, 1851.

Alfred Michau and Nancy J. Saunders were married March 13th, 1851.

John Saunders and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Saunders were married




     Dec. 6, 1853.

John Saunders and Mrs. Elvira Bates were married June 1st, 1865.

William R. Saunders was born January 21st, 1818.

Thomas Saunders was born May 25th, 1820.

Martha Ann Saunders was born May 15th, 1822.

James H. Saunders was born May 6th, 1824.

Betsey W. Saunders was born April 23, 1826.

Edney Francis Saunders was born April 22, 1829.

Nancy Jane Saunders was born December 15, 1830.

John Saunders was born November 26th, 1832.

Richard Saunders was born March 21, 1835.

Robert Saunders was born June 12, 1837.

Edney Francis Saunders was born October 30th, 1844.

John W. Graves was born June 27th, 1847.

Nancy O. Graves was born February 12, 1849.

Isabel Graves was born April 7, 1850.

John Michau was born February 26, 1852.

Pernecy Saunders was born September 15th, 1849.

Rebecca Ann Saunders was born Dec. 20, 1850.

Orrie R. Saunders was born Aug. 22, 1855.

Isabel Michau was born Aug. 20, 1854.

John Saunders was born Sep. 10, 1797.

Nancy Saunders was born Jan. 6th, 1798.

James Andrew Jester was born Nov. 29, 1846.

Martha Francis Jester was born Nov. 11, 1848.

Laura Jester was born March 14, 1850.

John Jester was born March 31, 1852.

Thomas Saunders died Jan. 27, 1834.

Nancy Saunders died Sep. 5, 1853.

Isabel Michau died Sep. 19, 1855.

John Saunders died October 10, 1870.




Arthusa Courtney Saunders died Aug. 21, 1853.

Eliza A. Saunders was born April 23, 1809, and died Feb'y 19th, 1865.

R. R. Saunders, son of John Saunders and Elvira Saunders, was born April 12, 1866, and died April 22, 1866, aged ten days.

Dates furnished by Richard Saunders, Kansas City, Mo.

State of Missouri
County of Nodaway


   I, Jessie Fisher, a notary public in and for the above county and state do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of information furnished to James Hockaday Saunders by Richard Saunders of Kansas City, Missouri, that the said information is contained on a single sheet of paper and kept in the family bible of said James Hockaday Saunders, the said family bible now in the possession of Jennie Saunders Wilfley of Maryville, Mo.
   Witness my hand and seal this 11th day of June 1924.
   My term expires Dec. 18, 1926.      (signed)      Jessie Fisher.

Contributed by Mrs. C. S. Paine, Lincoln, Nebr.


From tombstones of cemetery at Lanesborough, Mass., adjoining the home of Josh Billings, whose name was ---

HENRY WHEELER SHAW, b. April 21, 1818, d. Oct. 14, 1885.
ZILPHA BRADFORD, his wife, b. Oct. 30, 1821, d. Nov. 12, 1901.

MRS. JENNIE POWELL. consort of Col. Miles Powell, d. Oct. 17, 1801, in the 70th yr. of her age.

When you my friends are passing by
And this informs you where I ly
Remember you ere long must have
Like me a mansion in the grave.

MRS. ELIZABETH BAKER, wife of Mr. Francis Baker, died Nov. 22, 1791, in the 38th year of her age.

"Be it remembered that four infants of the deceased are buried near this grave."

In memory of MRS. BETTY EDDY, who died June 1st, 1827, aged 58 years. This tombstone was erected by her order for herself and first husband, D. Powell.



CAPT. DAVID POWELL died Dec. 18, 1814, aged 54.
BETTY POWELL died June 2, 1827.


Affliction fore long time I bore
Physicians were in vene.
Til God was pleased to give me ease
And take me from all pain.

Sacred to the memory of three children of Rev. Mr. DANIEL and SARAH COLLINS, died 1777.

From Green Haven, N. Y., Cemetery

In memory of LYDIA, wife of THOMAS MARTIN, JR., who died Dec. 26, 1858, aged 75 years, 4 months.

She was a tender mother here
And in her life the Lord did fear
We trust our lost will be her gain
And that with Christ she gone to reign.

Contributed by Mrs. S. D. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Neb.


   WEYERSHAUSER.--"Genealogical and Historical Record of the Ancestral Descendants of Franz Weyershauser of Ebsdorf, Kries, Marburg, Hesse," compiled and arranged by Nelson C. Weiersheiser. In this work each of the six original branches of the family is carried through the generations to 1923. An introduction gives the antecedents of the Weyershauser family in Hesse.

   SPICER.--"History of the Descendants of Peter Spicer, a Landholder in New London, Connecticut, as early as 1666, and Others of the Name," compiled by Mrs. Susan Spicer Meech and Mrs. Susan Billings Meech, and published by the Stanhope Press, Boston. This extensive work in two volumes contains much. historical data on the English ancestry of the family as well as genealogies of its various branches and the allied families: Allyn, Amos, Ames, Bill, Billings, Brown, Busicot, Chapman, Geer, Gager, Fish, Hawley, Hovey, Jones, Latham, Lee, Meech, Mortimore, Newton, Park, Pride, Roath,




Rose, Roff, Ruff, Stoddard, Swaddel, Swodel, Tarbox, Tefft, Tift, Thurber, Tyler, Williams. The coat-ofarms and a chart of the English ancestry are given in volume I.


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49. Nichols. James NichoIs, b. 10-28-1688 at Reading. Wanted: name and ancestry of his wife. Mrs. C. R. P.

50. Richardson. Wanted: the ancestry of Asa Richardson of Vermont and his wife Tamer Bronson, who were the parents of William Richardson, born 1773, died 1855, and who married Jane Schermerhorn, born 1778, died 1857, daughter of Wm. Shermerhorn (Pa.) and Jane Cook. Wm. and Jane Schermerhorn had 14 children: Asa, Elizabeth, [Betsy], Eleanor [Laner], Matthew, William, Tamer, Zadoc Squire William, Jane, Mary, Fanny, Mark, Luke, John and Samuel. E. G. R.

51. Whitney. Wanted: the ancestry of Hannah and Luther Whitney of Vermont. Hannah Whitney was married twice, but always went by the name of Whitney. Her first husband was a Whitney, and her maiden name was Whitney, also. Her father fought in the War of the Revolution, and one of her husbands in the War of 1812. Hannah Whitney was born in 1776, in Vermont, and died in Toledo, Ohio, and was buried there. Was past 98 years of age when she died. Emily Jane Whitney, daughter of Hannah and Luther Whitney, was born in 1822 in New York state, and died 1862 at Niles, Mich., and is buried at South Bend, Indiana. She was married about 1836 to Sylvanus Graves Gaylord, whose parents were



Thomas and Betsy [Elizabeth] Butler Gaylord. Married at Akron or Cleveland, Ohio. E. G. R.

52. Thompson. Wanted: the ancestry of Martha Thompson, who married Eleazer 3 Gaylord (Walter 2, William 1) August 11, 1686, probably at Windsor, Conn. Eleazer Gaylord was born March 7, 1662. E. G. R.

53. Butler. Wanted: the ancestry of Betsey [Elizabeth] Butler, born October 10, 1785, died October 8, 1825, who was the first wife of Thomas 7 Gaylord (Jonathan 6, Samuel 5, Samuel 4, Eleazer 3, Walter 2, William 1) of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. E. G. R.

54. Davis. Wanted: the parentage, Revolutionary descent, etc., of Fielding Davis, born Apr. 17, 1794, died 1850, married about 1817 Mildred -----. Supposed to be a descendant of James C. and Mary Elizabeth (Carter) Davis of "Broadfield," Spottsylvania, Va., married 1738, among whose descendants the baptismal name of Fielding is used very frequently. Their children, probably born in Kentucky, were: Elliott B., born 1818, of Cascade, Ia.; Albert G., born 1820; Eles S., born 1822; William B., born 1824; Rebecca C., born 1826, married John Sowerwine of Indiana; Jesse Moore, born 1829, died 1857 in Nodaway county, Mo., married Rose Delong; and Samuel B., born 1832. Some of their sons lived in Green county, Indiana, before emigrating to Dubuque and Cascade, Ia., and they may have removed there from Kentucky, also. Would like to correspond with persons descended from Fielding Davis or his brothers or sisters.

M. N. L.




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