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in the Civil War. My father, Oliver N. Unthank, served as a government operator at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, from 1869 to 1871.

   John Unthank was born June 29, 1780, died May 4, 1841, married Mary Mason, who was born December 15, 1782, died January 17, 1849. They were married September 1, 1803. Their children were:

Leveicy, born November 4, 1804.
Ann, born March 18, 1806.
Jonathan, born December 21, 1807.
Sally, born December 12, 1809
Elizabeth, born November 4, 1811.
Mary, born August 17, 1813.
Joseph, born November 10, 1815.
Rebekah, born October 6, 1817.
JOHN ALLEN, born December 18, 1819.
Beulah, born December 28, 1821.
William M., born September 6, 1824.

   John Allen Unthank was born December 18, 1819, died September 5, 1902; married Jane M. Curtis, who was born July 15, 1824; died January 1, 1907. Their children were:

OLIVER NIXON, born November 18, 1842, at Newport, Indiana.
Marietta, born July 24, 1845, died in California.
Joseph John born September 5, 1847.
Anna Jane, born October 23, 1849.
Hannah Eva, born December 13, 1852.
Jessie, born July 4, 1861.
William, born September 15, 1858.

   Oliver Nixon Unthank was born November 18, 1842, in Newport, Indiana; married March 30, 1871, at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, Emiline Homer Brandon, who was born November 30, 1845, at Dayton, Ohio; died November 13, 1900 at Arlington, Nebraska. Their children were:

Allen Nixon, born December 23, 1871, at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.
Charlotte Emily, born February 15, 1873, at Arlington, Nebraska, died August 18, 1874.
GEORGE RALPH, born March 4, 1875.
Oliver Brandon, born July 9, 1876, at Arlington, Nebraska.
William Robert, born April 22, 1880, at Arlington, Nebraska.
John Oscar, born July 23, 1883, at Arlington, Nebraska, died November 27, 1888.
Emma Jane, born July 23, 1893, at Arlington, Nebraska.



   George Ralph Unthank was born March 4, 1875, at Arlington, Nebraska; married December 25, 1901, at University Place, Nebraska, Fanny Churchhill Kettlewell, who was born September 4, 1877, at Exeter, Nebraska. Their children are: Phyllis Arabel, born November 2, 1902, at Ceresco, Nebraska.
John Oliver, born August 3, 1904, at Lincoln, Nebraska.
George Ralph Jr., born July 29, 1914, at Lincoln, Nebraska.

   Fanny Churchill Kettlewell's great grandfather, Ralph Pinkney, was an Englishman and a member of the House of Parliament from Yorkshire, England.

   Her grandfather, Phineas Penfield Churchill, of Rockford, Illinois, was a son of Nathaniel Churchill, private in Captain Wills' company from Wethersfield, Connecticut, in Colonel Wolcott's regiment at Boston, January to March, 1776. He was second lieutenant in Captain Curtiss' company, Colonel Enos' regiment, May, 1777. His residence was at Farmington. He was lieutenant of the fourth company of alarm list the fifteenth of May, 1778, and captain of said company, 1779. Residence not stated. He secured his first pension of twenty dollars a year after the Revolutionary War was over. The family have the gun carried by him during the war.

(Contributed by George Ralph Unthank, 1635 F Street, Lincoln, Nebr,),


The following records are to be found in the family Bible now in the possession of Mr. Dwight Closson of Westerville, Ohio.


James C. Carter was born January 5, 1775.
Lucy Curtis was born July 25, 1776.
Rodney Carter was born September 18, 1798.
Mary L. Carter was born July 17, 1802.
Henry L. Badger was born May 26, 1829.
John C. Badger was born December 25, 1832.
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(Continued from July, 1926),


Compiled by Maude Egbert (White) Cleghorn of Chadron, Nebraska,
with the assistance of a number of interested members of the family.

   Egbert White (Isaac8, William A.7), grandfather of the compiler, was born at Beekman, New York. He died December 15, 1901, at Farragut, Iowa, and is buried there. Married September 20, 1846, Mary Ann Wright of Beekman. She was born November 16, 1827, at Warwick, Orange County, New York, later moving to Beekman where she married. She died January 14, 1916, at the home of her daughter, Charlotte Ann Blevins, at 1277 West 23rd Street, Los Angeles, and is buried at Farragut, Iowa.

   Mary Ann Wright was the daughter of Phoebe Halstead, born November 26, 1791, and John Wright, born February 25, 1786. John Wright was in the War of 1812, and his father, David Wright, was in the same company of Ulster County militia, with Gershom Halstead, father of Phoebe Halstead. There is an interesting family tradition that the father of David Wright was in sympathy with the king during the Revolution and on one occasion drove beef cattle where the British could get them. The plan was discovered by his son, David, and with the assistance of Gershom Halstead, was frustrated, and had it not been for the undoubted loyalty of these two, the father of David would have fared badly.

   Gershorn Halstead was born October 25, 1750, in Scotland. He served in the Revolution from New Windsor, Orange County, New York, in the company commanded by Col. James McClaughry of Ulster County militia, 2nd regiment. The service is accepted by the Daughters of the American Revolution for the compiler.

   Gershom Halstead married Mary Smith. He died June 7, 1822, and is buried in the "Old Town burying ground" at New Windsor. On his gravestone is the following quaint warning: "Behold and see as you pass by; As you are now,



so once was I; As I am now, so you must be; Prepare for death and follow me."

   Authority: Collections of Newburgh Bay, and Highlands Historical Society, for 1896; pages 5-180.

   For three years after their marriage, Egbert White and his wife lived at Beekman. Their oldest child was born there. In 1850 they moved to Wethersfield (now Kewanee) Illinois. Here they lived for twenty years. All the other children were born there. In 1869 he went to Fremont County, Iowa, and purchased a half section of land near Farragut. This was a wilderness at that time, new and wild. His family joined him in 1870 and they established themselves in the home he provided for them and which they occupied for thirty-five years. They had been married more than fifty-five when he died.

   During the Civil War he lived in Illinois. He was a man of forty-three at that time and with a large family, but he was a drill captain in the 134th regiment Illinois infantry volunteers and served 160 days, being honorably discharged October 25, 1864.

   He was the first postmaster at Farragut, Iowa. Children:

1. Franklin White*, born November 1, 1848.
2. William Aitken White*, born December 17, 1851.
3. Sarah White*, born August 20, 1854.
4. Isaac White*, born October 11, 1856.
5. John Halstead White*, born August 14, 1868.
6. Charles White*, born December 28, 1860.
7. Charlotte Ann White*, born December 13, 1863.
8. George Brownell White*, born November 24, 1865.

   (For military records see New York in the Revolution and Land Bounty Rights. See Halstead Bible records elsewhere).

   John Haight (Phallee White8), a jeweler and optician at Highlands, New York; died there in the spring of 1926. Children:

1. Elizabeth, an instructor in Latin at Vassar in 1926.
2. Mrs. Zinn, a half sister of Elizabeth Haight.

   Leonard T. White (Eunice8), was born April 3, 1812, He married November 4, 1840, Charlotte Wright, born

   *Means more in next generation.



December 27, 1815, a daughter of Phoebe Halstead and John Wright, and a sister of Mary Ann Wright who married Egbert White (just preceeding and where a full family and military record may be found). Leonard T. White died in 1860 at Green Haven, Beekman, New York. His wife had died November 5, 1857. The small children were raised by friends and relatives. Children: 1. Charles Henry White, born May 2, 1844, died April 18, 1856, and is buried in Beekman cemetery. (Bitten by a mad dog).
2. Phoebe Eleanor White*, born April 11, 1847.
3. Thomas H. White, born July 1, 1849.
4. Eunice Ann White*, born 31, 1851.
5. Sarah Eliza White*, born January 10, 1853.
6. Mary C. White, born February 22, 1855.

8. Asa White (twin), born October 3, 1857, was legally adopted by a family named Baldwin at Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut. His name was changed to Harvey Asa Baldwin. He died before his twin brother, Benjamin, who died in 1912.

   Isaac W. White (William Wallace8), born in June, 1823. He married, June 20, 1875, Mary Hall White, daughter of William Aitken White. He died July 5, 1903, and is buried at Poughkeepsie, New York. From his obituary: "In early life Isaac White was associated with the late Judge James Ernott in the manufacture of pig iron. Later he was interested in the development of lead mines in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, and in the introduction of trainways in Liverpool and London. He assisted with the organization of the Chase National Bank of New York City, of which he was an officer for many years. Afterward he was associated with the Colonial Bank. His last business investment was with the Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City Railroad." Had one child:

Gertrude White*, born October 12, 1879.

   Edward White (William Wallace8), born November 14, 1844, at 308 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York. He died April 12, 1914, and is buried there. He married, July 30, 1872, Mary Bryan Johnson, who founded Brooks Seminary, a select school for girls in Poughkeepsie before

   *Means more in next generation.



Vassar College was started. She later rented her school to that institution and the building that was then Brooks Seminary is now Putnam Hall. She died July 3, 1925, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. O. Miller, at Stamford, Connecticut. Edward White was a banker and trustee. He was assistant cashier of the Chase National Bank of New York for three years and treasurer of the Erie R. R. fourteen years. Issue: Mary Elizabeth White*, born August 30, 1877.

   Lavina Conell (Maria White8), born March 21, 1825, and died October 22, 1861. Married Elias D. Vail. Issue:

1. William Cornell Vail*, born May 17, 1856.
2. George E. Vail, born October 5, 1861, died 1877.
3. Edwin G. Vail, born October 5, 1861, died 1916. Never married.

   Philena White (Isaac Vail White8), born March 19, 1820, at Goldens Bridge, Salem, Westchester County, New York. Married, at South Salem, New York, Asial Bronson, February 22, 1837. He was a Methodist clergyman for more than seventy years. He lived for a number of years at Wyoming, Iowa. He performed the marriage ceremony for all seven of the daughters of his sister, Mary R. White Chamberlain, and among that family of twelve there have been no divorces. She died July 4, 1904, at Wyoming, Iowa. Children:

1. James White Bronson*, born June 20, 1842.
2. Frederick A. Bronson", born March 21, 1860.

   Thomas White (Isaac Vail White8), born at Goldens Bridge, Salem, New York. He was a Methodist minister. Married Katherine VanBenscoten. Children:

1. Lavinia White, died when quite young.
2. Benjamin Thomas White*.

   Mary Rebecca White (Isaac Vail White8), born August 5, 1828, at Goldens Bridge, Westchester County, New York. Married, March 20, 1844, Park Chamberlain, who was born September 3, 1818, in Brown County, New York. He died March 7, 1884, and is buried in Wyoming, Iowa. He was

   *Means more in next generation.



the son of "Judge" William Chamberlain, born November 18, 1771, died June 12, 1850, buried at Binghamton, New York. "Judge" William Chamberlain was a son of William Chamberlain, captain in the Revolution in Colonel Humphrey's regiment. He entered the army under General Gates, and took part in the battle of Saratoga which resulted in the capture of General Burgoyne. He was an active member of the committee of safety prior to the war. He married Abrigal Hatch, March 27, 1767. He died November 27, 1810, and his widow died April 4, 1812. Captain William Chamberlain was the youngest of four sons of Joseph Chamberlain, who came to America from Holland in 1755. Our subject died December 2, 1903, and is buried beside her husband at Wyoming, Iowa. Children:  1. William Isaac Chamberlain*, born March 24, 1846.
 2. Mary W. Chamberlain, born September 29, 1848. Married Albert Brown of Wyoming, Iowa, where she died. No children
     except an adopted son, William Brown, whose address is 1485 Seamen Avenue, Riverside, California.
 3. Lucy Chamberlain*, born October 7, 1850.
 4. Philena B. Chamberlain*, born May 17, 1852.
 5. Frances A. Chamberlain*, born November 19, 1853.
 6. Janett Amory Chamberlain*, born November 17, 1856.
 7. Ruffus, Amroy Chamberlain*, born May 29, 1858.
 8. Charlotte Louise Charnberlain*, born January 17, 1860.
 9. Isaac Chamberlain*, born June 7, 1861.
10. Benjamin White Charnberlain*, born March 4, 1863.
11. Josephine Lester Chamberlain*, born July 17, 1868.
12. John Richard Chamberlain born November 15, 1869.

   Ten born at Binghamton, New York. Two born at Wyoming, Iowa.

   Josephine White (Isaac Vail White8), born August 18, 1843, at Binghamton, New York. Living there in 1925 at 81 Grand Boulevard, the last of her family. Married Richard Lester, a wholesale shoe merchant. Children:

1. Clarence Lester, died in infancy.
2. Lee Lester, died in infancy.
3. Herbert Lester, died November 27, 1894, aged 20.
4. Ada Lester*, born November 6, 1879.
5. Elizabeth Lester, born September 16, 1881. Married Louis Z. Green, attorney and counselor at Binghamton, New York,
     residence, 81 Grand Boulevard.

   Frances White (Isaac Vail White8), born in Bingham-

   *Means more in next generation.



ton, New York. Died in Berkeley, California. Married Ambrose Eggleston. Children: 1. Ethel Eggleston, married William Chamberlain. Living in 1925 at 1915 Fifth Avenue, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
2. Charles Eggleston, living in Oakland, California. Has a son, George.

   Lavina Cornell White (Abner8), born in 1834, died 1915. Married Samuel H. Rundle, who died in 1921, aged 91. Lived at Danbury, Connecticut, where both are buried in the Wooster Cemetery. Children:

1. G. Mortimore Rundle, president of the Savings Bank of Danbury. Married Miss Bacon and had two daughters, Marguerite,
     and Christine, who married Stuart McLean.
2. Anthony Merritt Rundle, died in 1914, aged 57. His widow lives at Terrace Place, Danbury, Connecticut.
3. Rupert T. Rundle, died in infancy.

   Thomas White Lyon (Ruth White8), born March 25, 1824. Married December 23, 1849, to Margaret Howes, who was born June 29, 1830, at Spencertown, New York. Moved in 1855 to Winona, Minnesota, where he died in 1890. His wife died August 15, 1919. Buried at St. Charles, Minnesota. Children:

1. Evalina Ruth Lyon*, born November 21, 1850.
2. Lucy Ella Lyon, born March 3, 1852, died in infancy.
3. Isaac D. Lyon, born May 26, 1853, died in infancy.
4. William Lyon, born February 11, 1865, died in infancy.
5. Minnie Lyon, born February 11, 1867, married Charles H. Robbins. Two children died in infancy. Has a beauty shop at
     St. Charles, Minnesota.

   Addison John Lyon (Ruth White8), born July 6, 1827, died April 27, 1894. Married Henrietta Hooper of Binghamton, daughter of Ransom Hooper, who owned one of the largest lumber mills in that section of the State. She was born August 11, 1834, and died May 26, 1885. Buried at Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, N. Y. Children:

1. Helen Lyon, born December 11, 1854, died August 28, 1856.
2. Walter Stanley Lyon*, born September 15, 1858.
3. Ruth Lyon, born November 5, 1860, died October 5, 1861.
4. Alfred Hooper Lyon*, born February 9, 1863.
5. John Addison Lyon*, born November 19, 1868.

   James Walter Lyon (Ruth White8), born September 5,

   *Means more in next generation.



1838, died January 5, 1913. Married Mary Kernan, born October 18, 1858, at Dorchester, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Beulah Ruth Lyon, born July 6, 1882. Married February 21, 1916, Frank H. Hickey, born August 23, 1875. Live at No. 1
     Front Street, Binghamton, New York. No children.
2. James Lyon Jr., born March 6, 1888. Lived 48 hours.

   Tamar Parmelia Lyon (Ruth White8), born December 23, 1842, in Binghamton, New York, living there till her marriage December 25, 1863, to Festus Confucius Baily, when they took up their residence on Dungle Ridge near Brewster, New York, living there till 1901, when they moved to 152 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut. Mr. Baily was born August 21, 1837, on Dungle Ridge, town of Southeast, Putnam County, New York. Was a farmer till 1892 when he went into the commission business, selling in New York, live stock and farm produce obtained from Brewster and other stations along the Harlem division of the New York Central. He died there June 12, 1910, and is buried in the family vault in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Connecticut. Children:

1. Halycan Gilbert Baily*, born April 2, 1873.
2. May Baily*, born November 27, 1874.

   Benjamin White (Ethan White9), born January 27, 1825, died January 4, 1991, at Fond-du-lac, Wisconsin, and is buried there. Married, March 24, 1848, Harriet Briggs, born September 16, 1831, died March 19, 1889, daughter of Jabez and Clara Benham Briggs. They moved to Fond-du-lac, Wisconsin, in 1853. Issue:

1. Hannah Augusta White*, born January 6, 1850.
2. Harriet Elizabeth White*, born January 23, 1862.

   Abner White (Ethan White9), born January 27, 1825, died January 4, 1891, at Amenia, New York, and is buried in the Amenia Island Cemetery. Married, February 16, 1853, Betsy Reed Boyce, born March 1, 1830, died October 26, 1907, daughter of Philip G. and Adaline Northrop Boyce. She died and is buried at Upson, Wisconsin, where a daughter, Adeline, lives. Abner bought the old White

   *Means more in next generation.



home when his father died, and when Abner died his sister, Hannah White Briggs, bought it, and her grandson, Augustus, owns it in 1925. Issue: 1. Annie Mira White*, born August 8, 1854.
2. Adeline Elizabeth White*, born July 1, 1857.
3. Charles Abner, born August 16, 1862, died December 23, 1862. Buried in Amenia Island Cemetery.
4. Mary Briggs White*, born March 2, 1864.

   In 1925 the only living granddaughters of Ethan White were Annie and Adline.

   Katherine White (Ethan White9), born February 17, 1829. Married November 1, 1860, to Edward Roswell Kenney, born December 11, 1820, died March 19, 1888; son of Roswell Kenney. Lived near Lithgow, Dutchess County, New York. Died January 11, 1908, at Amenia, New York. Was a graduate of Yale. Issue:

1. Edwin Roswell Kenney*, born August .5, 1870.

   Hannah White (Ethan White9), born April 9, 1830. Married February 24, 1852, Anthony Briggs, son of Jabez and Clara Benham Briggs. He died February 6, 1895. Died October 1, 1912, at Amenia, New York, and buried in Amenia Island Cemetery. Issue:

1. Davis W. Briggs*, born February 24, 1853.
2. Mary Sabra Briggs, born October 20, 1857, died September 2, 1860.
3. Homer Everett Briggs, born January 22, 1860, and died September 9, 1915. Married February 26, 1907, to Mrs. Martha
     Manning. He was a lawyer and for several years was district attorney for Dutchess County, New York. Was drowned
     while fishing. Had no children.

   Harriett Humestone (Amy White9), born December 15, 1831, died May 1, 1902, and is buried at Dover Plains, New York. Lived at Mabbettsville. Married, May 31, 1847, Joseph T. Losee of Dover, New York. Children:

1. Henry Clay Losee*, born in 1847.
2. George H. Losee, born August 21, 1849, died November 24, 1881. Married about 1880. Left no children.
(To be continued).

   *Means more in next generation.




Concluded from Page 300
Theodore D. Badger was born January 22, 1835.
Mary L. Badger was born July 8, 1839.
R. M. Closson was born September 23, 1834.
James C. Carter died March 30, 1843.
Rodney Carter died August 16, 1844.
John C. Badger died March 18, 1846.
Mary L. Badger died April 24, 1849.
Lucas Curtis died August 22, 1847.
Lucy Carter died September 27, 1865.
Theodore D. Badger died June 25, 1864.
Louis Badger died August 23, 1872.
Laura B. Ashley died February 17, 1876.
Eva M. Mann died May 3, 1881.
Mary L. Closson died March 30, 1908.
R. M. Closson died March 28, 1913.
James C. Carter and Lucy Curtis married October 29, 1797.
R. M. Closson and Mary L. Badger married October 14, 1861.
Curtis A. Mann and Eva M. Closson married March 4, 1880.

(Contributed by Mary Badger Halsey, Fairmont, Nebraska).


Nov. 9, 1866.

George Shaw and Rebecca Swartz were married by Frank Matter, Lutheran Missionary, at Cottonwood Springs. Witnesses: P. B. Eaos and Charles Kennady.

Dec. 9, 1866.

James Fagen was married to Josephine





Huff at Cottonwood Springs by Frank Matter, Lutheran Missionary. Witnesses: P. B. Eaos and Charles Kennady.


July 23, 1867.

Clemens Landgraeber and Elizabeth Banger, age 21, were married by Probate Judge W. M. Hinman. Witnesses: J. A. Morrow and A. J. Miller.

Nov. 9, 1867.

Shilvrum Bormgen and Francis Kaisy were married by Probate Judge W. M. Hinman. Witnesses: A. J. Miller and J. A. Morrow.

Aug. 6, 1867.

Geroge (sic) Knox, age 32, and Agnes E. Jarvis, age 19, were married by Judge W. M. Hinman. Witnessed by Joseph Dubois and Mrs. Joseph Dubois.

Nov. 6, 1867.

Leon Pallindy, age 36, and Valentine Morin, age 16, were married by Judge W. M. Hinman. Witnessed by General W. T. Sherman and General J. B. Sanborn.

Dec. 13, 1867.

Abner Perry, age 26, and Lucy Deamer, age 16, were married by Judge W. M. Hinman. Witnessed by Mr. Burrows and Mrs. Burrows.

Apr. 26, 1868.

Joseph Wolf and Lucy Hull were married by Judge W. M. Hinman. Witnessed by S. M. Hite and Charles Burk.

May 31, 1868.

Thompson Burdette and Lucy M. Stamp were married by R. C. Dougherty; license granted by W. M. Hinham per B. I. Hinman, clerk.

Dec. 23, 1868.

Patrick Harland, age 21, and Eliza Lannin, age 21, were married by R. C. Dougherty.



Witnessed by W. S. Beniston and A. J. Miller.

Dec. 25, 1868.

Patrick O'Sullivan, age 49, and Edna Longfellow, age 30, were married by W. M. Hinman. Witnessed by Joseph Dubois and Annie Dubois.

Jan. 9, 1869.

John McCulloch, age 28, and Mary Galligher, age 25, were married by the Rev. J. M. Rejan at Fort McPherson. Witnessed by Mr. John Burke and Mrs. John Burke.

Feb. 2, 1869.

William Volley, age 23, and Clara Keith, age 18, married by R. C. Dougherty. Witnessed by Mr. Thomas B. Smith and Mrs. Thomas B. Smith.

Mar. 14, 1869.

George W. Carver, age 26, and Rosetta Curtis, age 16, were married by E. E. Ericsson at Cottonwood Springs. Witnessed by William Banit and Annie Banit.

Mar. 29, 1869.

Francis LeRoy, age 22, and Rachel West, age 18, were married by W. M. Hinman. Witnessed by W. L. Davis and Mrs. J. Wolf.

Aug. 26, 1869.

John F. E. Kramph and Mary E. Hubbard were married by the Rev. A. A. Reese, chaplain of the United States army, at M. E. Church services. Witnessed by A. J. Miller, Dr. Flint and W. S. Peniston.

Nov. 9, 1869.

James R. Cumings, age 23, and Caroline Gliffer were married by R. C. Dougherty. Witnessed by John Ell and Mary Ell.

Feb. 10, 1870.

Richard O'Keiff and Julia A. Vaughan were married by R. C. Dougherty. Witnessed by B. I. Hinman and John Sullivan.

Feb. 15, 1870.

Thomas Daily, age 22, and Mrs. Mary Chisson, age 18, were married by W. M. Stone. Witnessed by William Woodhurst and Thomas Tracy.



Mar. 14, 1870.

Ambrose Christian and Mrs. Sarah Briant were married by W. M. Stone. Witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Miller and John Kramph.

Apr. 5, 1870.

Louis M. Wooden, age 24, and Sarah Snell, age 21, were married by A. A. Reese, chaplain of the United States army. Witnessed by W. C. Firbush and Minor Hilliard.

Apr. 14, 1870.

Henry W. Elliot, age 30, and Louise C. Haywood, age 27, were married by W. M. Stone. Witnessed by Mrs. Annie Peniston and Mrs. Kate Miller.

May 3, 1870.

John P. Mobley and Julia Webb were married by R. C. Dougherty. Witnessed by Hester A. Brown and N. Russel.

Jun. 25, 1870.

Charles McClelland and Mrs. Sarah Henry were married by W. M. Stone.

Sept. 2, 1870.

Alva C. Colby and Murray A. Clark were married by A. A. Reese, post chaplain.

(Contributed by Mrs. Y. A. Hinman, North Platte, Nebraska).


   William Henry Vickery3 (William2, Thomas1) was born August 20, 1824, in Hamshire, England, and married Elizabeth Frost on August 22, 1847. She was born August 13, 1823, in Kent, England. They came to America immediately after the marriage and landed at New Orleans after a long sea voyage in a sailing vessel. Cholera broke out upon the ship and many died. They remained in New Orleans four months when they moved to St. Louis. Here the cholera also was raging but, while very ill with it, they escaped death. In 1851 they removed to Jacksonville, Illinois. William Henry Vickery was a baker and confectioner; one of the best in his profession at that time. He was head baker for the State Hospital for the Insane at



Jacksonville for some years. Later he started a bakery and grocery store in partnership with a Mr. Hughes and they carried on the largest and best bakery for several years. Just before the opening of the Civil War he broke up in business and was one of the first to enlist. The first service was for nine months at the end of which time he re-enlisted and served until the close of the war in company G, 14th regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, under General John M. Palmer. He was in many battles, among which were the battles of Pittsburgh Landing and Shiloh. He was honorably discharged at the end of the war and returned to Jacksonville. In 1865, feeling the restlessness that possessed the soldier, he left for Quincy, Illinois, where he joined a party of surveyors for the Union Pacific Railroad Company in charge of provisions. He camped out during the entire survey straight to California. He remained in San Francisco and other places in California a short time then shipped as steward on a steamer to China. He traveled over the Orient in this manner. He returned to California and was on his way home, according to a letter received from him in the spring of 1875, in which he stated that he would be in Jacksonville by August 20. He was never heard from afterwards and probably met with sudden death. He was a well read man and had seen much of the world. Most of his education was obtained in Quincy, Illinois, where his mother taught school.
(To be continued).

(Mrs. C. S. Paine, Lincoln, Nebraska).


   John Alden (1599-1687) arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the ship, Mayflower, in 1620. He was the youngest and last survivor of the Pilgrims who signed the noted Compact. His long and valuable life was distinguished for eminent services rendered to the Colony. He married Priscilla Mollines, who also came in the Mayflower



with her father and mother, William and Alice Mollines. To John and Priscilla were born eight children; the oldest daughter, Elizabeth (Betty Alden) married William Pabodie.

   Elizabeth Alden, born at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1624, married December 26, 1644, William Pabodie, and died at Little Compton, Rhode Island, May 31, 1717.

   Rebecca Pabodie, daughter of William and Elizabeth Pabodie, born 1659, married William Southworth, (about) 1680, and died December 3 (or 23), 1702.

        (Ref: Sav. Vol. 4, p. 143, Vol. 3, p. 375).     

   Alice Southworth, daughter of William and Rebecca Southworth, born June 14, 1688, married May 25, 1709, John Cooke (4) (Thomas 1. John 2. John Jr. 3). She died April 25, 1770. John Cooke was born November 5, 1685, and died April 25, 1770.

   William Southworth was a son of Constant Southworth, and grandson of Edward and Alice (Carpenter) Southworth.

(Contributed by Mrs. Victor F. Clark, Diller, Nebraska).


   Like many other New England settlements, Barrington, New Hampshire, lost most of its records, both town and church, through Indian raids and by fires. Captain William Cate, who was allied to the New Hampshire Young, Hayes, Cotton, Tucker, Emmons and Fernall families, was one of the earliest settlers. There is a Cate genealogy a, thin, amateurish book, whose shortcomings inspired Eben Putnam to marginal comments and his copy is now in a large Boston library. The seeker for truth had to go to the poor farm! The town of Barrington, a hundred years ago, bought the old Cate farm for its own use and the family graveyard was left undisturbed in the town's care. Tracing the land transfers pointed the way to this source.

(Contributed by Miss Alice Hayes, Cambridge, Massachusettes).



Let The Nebraska

Genealogical Society advise you in regard to completing your family lineage, copying your genealogical records, filling out your application blanks in all patriotic societies, etc. Family Charts: 10 cents for chart showing six generations; 25 cents for a chart of nine generations.



Neal F. Mears


1525 North LaSalle Street
(Please address all mail only to
Postoffice Box 124, Chicago)

   Ancestries traced, application Papers prepared for membership In any society, and family histories and charts compiled and edited.

   Special attention givenn to cases involving legal action, such as proofs of heirship, investigation of titles to property of the basis of true heirship, etc.
   References and terms on request.
Have you seen the New Genealogical Questionnaire (25c), Abstract of Ancestry (35c), Record Sheet (10c) and Ancestral Chart (85c), all postpaid? Rates in quantities. They are invaluable for securing and collating information in difficult cases. Send for one. Descriptive booklet free on request.



will meet Friday, October 22, 1926, at the Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln, Nebraska. Luncheon will be served at twelve o'clock. Plates fifty cents.* The business meeting will begin at one-thirty o'clock. If you cannot attend the luncheon, please attend the business meeting.

   *If possible, reservations for the luncheon should be made the day before with Mrs. W. S. Whitten, 1624 So. 23rd st. Phone F2911.

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