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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

#52ancestors Post Twenty-Eight: Meet Me in Virginia Beach


The writing prompt this week for #52ancestors is travel. I thought I would share a postcard from my hometown, Virginia Beach, VA, where tourists travel each summer to spend time at the beach. 

This postcard depicts The Surf, Virginia Beach, Va. and was published by the Souvenir Post Card, Co. This company published postcards from 1905 to 1914. I love seeing the ropes in the water. We no longer see that in Virginia Beach. 

The hotel pictured is the Princess Anne Hotel. It opened in 1890 near the community of Seatack, not far from where I currently work. In 1907, the hotel was destroyed by fire 

The postcard was sent on April 23, 1906, to Miss Bessie Allison of 2004 West Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia. It appears to have been sent by Dave J. Taylor. The only message, "Meet me there," is on the front of the card.

A search for Bessie Allison indicated that her full name was Elizabeth Price Allison.  She was born in 1880 in Kentucky and was working as a clerk at an insurance firm, in Richmond, Virginia, by 1904. She can be found in census records from 1880 to 1940. In 1940, she was unmarried, lived on West Grace Street in Richmond with her sister, and continued to work as a clerk at a life insurance company. 




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Sources

Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

"Postcard Publishers, Printers, and Distributors of Note." MetroPostcard List of Postcard Publishers S P3. Web. 18 Apr. 2015. <http://www.metropostcard.com/publisherss3.html>.

"PRINCESS ANNE HOTEL BURNS; Lives of Chambermaid and Steward Lost -- Manager Attempts Suicide." PRINCESS ANNE HOTEL BURNS. 11 June 1907. Web. 18 Apr. 2015. <http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9405E4DA133EE033A25752C1A9609C946697D6CF>.

"The Princess Anne Hotel, Virginia Beach, Va : Norfolk & Virginia Beach Railroad Company. [from Old Catalog] : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive." Internet Archive. Web. 18 Apr. 2015. <https://archive.org/details/princessannehote00norf>.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Forks of Elkhorn, Franklin, Kentucky; Roll: 414; Family History Film: 1254414; Page: 215D; Enumeration District: 073; Image: 0294

Year: 1900; Census Place: Tuckahoe, Henrico, Virginia; Roll: 1713; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0034; FHL microfilm: 1241713

Year: 1910; Census Place: Richmond Clay Ward, Richmond (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: T624_1644; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0073; FHL microfilm: 1375657

Year: 1920; Census Place: Richmond Lee Ward, Richmond (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: T625_1910; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 640

Year: 1930; Census Place: Richmond, Richmond (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: 2476; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0022; Image: 599.0; FHL microfilm: 2342210

Year: 1940; Census Place: Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia; Roll: T627_4324; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 118-157

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

#52ancestors Post Twenty-Seven: Independence Day

This unused postcard, from my personal collection, was one of
many in the National Song Series published about 1910.  

Known as the Fourth of July or Independence Day, this day has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776 when, during the American Revolution, the delegates of the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. 

I now know of three of my ancestors who served as patriots in the American Revolution.

  • Ralph Regan, my 4th great-grandfather, was in the N. C. Militia and was known to have fought as a lieutenant in the Battle at Moores Creek Bridge. 

  • John Giddens, another 4th great-grandfather, served in the N.C. Minutemen. He received land grants in Duplin and Wayne Counties. 

  • Benjamin Reed (aka Read), also a 4th great-grandfather, enlisted in Massachusetts on April 21, 1775 to serve as a minute man in the Lexington Alarm. He fought continuously until discharged on November 29, 1777. 



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Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.

July 4th — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts. (n.d.). History.com — History Made Every Day — American & World History. Retrieved July 4, 2013, from http://www.history.com/topics/july-4th

Moss, B. G. (1992). Roster of the Patriots in the battle of Moores Creek Bridge. Blacksburg, S.C.: Scotia-Hibernia Press.

Office of the State Comptroller, Military Papers - Revolutionary War Army Accounts, State Archives of North Carolina, Volume V, Page 40, Folio 3.


Reed, John Ludovicus. Reed genealogy: descendants of William Reade, of Weymouth, Mass., from 1635-1902.  Internet Archive. Web. 27 Apr. 2018. <https://archive.org/details/reedgenealogydes01reed>.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

#52ancestors Post Twenty-Six: Black Sheep, Family Secrets, and Respect


The writing prompt for post twenty-six of #52ancestors is Black Sheep. I struggled with this one. What makes an ancestor a black sheep? Is it something they did? Or, did they just march to a different drummer?

Many of our ancestors did things they later regretted.  Those deeds are not always things they would want to be disclosed. Secrets are found in many families. Are we obligated to reveal all of those secrets?  

I will not label an ancestor a black sheep so I am going to pass on this post and respect what may have been my ancestors' wishes. 

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© 2018

Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.

#52ancestors Post Twenty-Five: Same Name - William Joseph Quinn


William Joseph Quinn (#2) and Susan Murray Quinn with some of their grandchildren.
The sad baby on William's knee is my husband, William Joseph Quinn (#4).

I wrote in a previous post, William Joseph Quinn - Six Generations, the name William Joseph Quinn has been used for six generations, over a period of 166 years, and on three continents. The 25th writing prompt for #52ancestors is same name. In my family tree, this same name has been used more than any other. 

I have much family history to share regarding the Quinn family.  My family history webpages have been on Rootsweb Freepages since at least 2001 and the Quinn pages had several thousand views - more than any of my other families. 

Unfortunately, my web pages along with all other Rootsweb pages have been removed due to security problems. It is unknown if or when the pages will be restored. As I have time, I will add the family history pages, along with much-needed updates, to this blog. 

Today, I have added information about the family of William Quinn (#1) and Bridget Brannelly. You can see this as a tab above or by clicking here

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Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

#52ancestors Post Twenty-Four: Learning about my 3rd Great-Grandfather, Joseph T. Glynn, on Father's Day


I spent the past week learning about my 3rd great-grandfather, Joseph T. Glynn. We each have 16 third great-grandfathers and Joseph T. Glynn is one of nine I am able to positively identify. 

I am a descendant of Joseph from my mother's Giddens/Glynn family, this is how he is connected to me. 

Joseph T. Glynn married Nancy Reed.
Joseph Albert Glynn married Julia Harvey.
Mary Lucy Glynn married Charles Giddens.
My Grandmother
My Mother
Me


Joseph T. Glynn is buried with his son's family (Henry Reed Glynn) in the Hillside Cemetery Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts

Joseph T. Glynn, as seen on numerous records, was the son of a Joseph Glynn. Spelling variations for Glynn were seen as Glinn, Glenne, Glinne, and Glen.  The T may stand for Truman as there are a few instances where Truman is mentioned. Joseph T. Glynn's mother is probably Jamima Miles who married a Joseph Glenne on October 27, 1796 in Putney, Windham County, Vermont. 

Joseph T. Glynn was born about 1800 in Dummerston, Windham County.  He married Nancy Reed (also seen as Read), daughter of Hulda Pratt and Benjamin Reed, on January 19, 1829. Elisha Anderson, minister of the Congregational Church married them in Putney. 

Joseph and Nancy had children Henry Reed Glynn, Caroline Almira Glynn, and Joseph Albert Glynn.  Joseph and his family are not found in the 1830 census; however, the birth records of all three children place him in Putney between 1829 and 1835. 

In 1840, Joseph and his family were recorded on the census as living in Putney. There were six household members - Joseph, Nancy, three children and one female between the age of 80 and 90. This person is presumed to be Hulda Pratt Reed, mother of Nancy. 

Joseph's occupation was written as laborer on the 1850 census of Putney.  
Daughter, Caroline died on August 6, 1852 and Joseph's wife, Nancy, died on April 2, 1854.  They are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Putney. 

Joseph married Betsy Morey on August 2, 1856 in Lee, Massachusetts. The marriage record showed it to be Joseph's 2nd marriage and Betsy's 4th marriage. Joseph's occupation was papermaker.  I don't know if the marriage lasted very long as the following news article was found in 1857.  


Note the middle initial Y. While looking at handwritten records about Joseph T. Glynn, it was easy to see how the T became a Y, F, or I. At first, I wondered if this was really my 3rd great-grandfather. However, the marriage record and a deed naming Betsy, her dower, and Joseph T. Glynn's son, Joseph Albert Glynn, supported this record. See clipping at Newspapers.com

In 1860, Joseph appeared to be working in a paper mill in Lee, Massachusetts. He was living in a residence with 17 other papermakers. A Betsy Glinn was one of the other papermakers. 

In 1870, Joseph was not working and living with his son, Henry, in Monson, Massachusetts. Henry was a wagon maker, owned his own home, and was married to Anna Giddings from Prince Edward Island. 

Joseph was living with son, Henry, in Monson and described as disabled and as having rheumatism on the 1880 census. 

Joseph T. Glynn died on December 10, 1883, in Monson, two days after the death of his son, Henry. Joseph's cause of death was written as "old citizen." 

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Diana

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Sources

Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census for J F Glynn.  Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8057/4410787_00015/3459639?indiv=try&h&db>.

Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census for Joseph Glynn.  Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8054/4206192_00091/1294895?indiv=try&h&db>.

Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census for Joseph Glynn. Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7667/4231347_00711/2787753?indiv=try&h&db>.

Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census for James T Glynn. Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7163/4269717_00369/28485585?indiv=try&h&db>.

Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census for Joseph T. Glynn. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6742/4241711-00661/15185803?indiv=try&h&db>.

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

Ancestry. com. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 for Joseph T Glynn. Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2511/41262_B139062-00040/6135355?indiv=try&h&db>.

Deed of Release from Betsy Glynn and Joseph T. Glynn to Albert Glynn, 6 August 1857  Windam County, Vermont, Deed Book Unknown, page 287. 

Find A Grave, memorial 58707517, Joseph F. Glynn; accompanying marker photo from contributor 47067682, “Sue”. Photo used with permission.  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58707517/joseph-f.-glynn#source

Quinn, Diana Bryan. Moments in Time, A Genealogy Blog: Friday's Photo: My Glynn Family in Maple Grove, A Cemetery in Putney, Vermont. Blogger, 2017. Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <https://momentsintimeagenealogyblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/fridays-photo-my-glynn-family-in-maple.html>.

Vermont Phoenix at Newspapers.com." 10 Oct 1857, Page 3 - Vermont Phoenix at Newspapers.com. Web. 17 Jun. 2018. <https://www.newspapers.com/image/?spot=20344916>.

Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 for Jamina Miles. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jun. 2018.  
<https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/4661/41599_312390-00859?indiv=try&h&db>.


Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 for Joseph Glynn. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jun. 2018. <https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/4661/41268_312320-01204?indiv=try&h&db>.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday's Photo: Hollon Bryan Latta


Hollon "Holly" Bryan Latta, daughter of Terrell Bryan and Harriet Albritton, was my grandfather's older sister. She was born in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on August 24, 1865. She was married to James Alonzo Latta on September 04, 1881 - just a few years after arriving in Erath County with her family. 


Holly looks very much like my grandfather and other family members. This photo is one of three copies I have collected from descendants of Bryan family. The one on the right was incorrectly identified as Stella Gresham, a Hairston family member. 

Holly and James "Lon" Latta had one daughter, Millard Ray Latta in 1896. More about Holly can be seen by clicking here

Photos and more about Millard Ray can be seen by clicking here

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

#52ancestors Post Twenty-Three: Going to the Chapel

This week's writing prompt for #52ancestors is Going to the Chapel. SoI thought I'd post a collection of wedding photos that belonged to my husband's parents, Doris Staubach and William Quinn. I suspect most of the weddings occurred in New York in the 1950s. If anyone has clues as to the identity of these brides and/or grooms OR knows of any connection they may have to family, please contact me via email or leave a message on my Facebook page. 

Unknown Bride

Marie and John
On the back is written April 1951 - John died Aug. 1951


On the back - Helen Kenny and William Montero
Found at Ancestry.com - Helen M. Kenny married
William T. Montero on June 13, 1941

April 1952 - Marie and Cornelius
Cornelius was a groomsman in Doris and Bill's Wedding

Robby and Mary

Unknown Bride and Groom

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Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of  Diana Bryan Quinn. 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

#52ancestors Post Twenty-Two: Kathryn Keith - Why was she so far from family?



Eddye Kathryn Keith was my father's first cousin. I don't believe they met. However, it is very likely my father's older sisters knew her when they were children.   

Eddye Kathryn Keith
According to writing found on a baby photo, her name was Eddye Kathryn. She was born January 21, 1902 and was the second of three children born to Laura Louise Bryan and William Harve Keith.  The first daughter, unnamed, was born and died in 1900. Kathyrn's younger sister, Laura Louise was born in 1905. 

Kathryn's mother, Laura Louise Bryan Keith, was the daughter of Terrell Bryan and Harriet Albritton and, my grandfather's youngest sister. She passed away from complications related to typhoid in 1908. 

Laura Louise and Eddye Kathryn Keith





In 1910 and 1920, the Keith girls were living with their grandmother, Martha Keith, and several Keith family members.  Kathryn was listed as "Eddie C. Keith" in 1910 and "Cathryne Keith" in 1920.

Kathryn played the piano and was an accomplished vocalist. As early as age 11, mention of her singing with a local music club was found in Erath County newspapers. Later she sang at church programs and at weddings. 

Kathryn was attending John Tarleton Agricultural College in 1921 and 1922. She was a member of the J. T. Actors' Club and on the yearbook staff where her job title was "kodak." I assume this had something to do with photography. 

Kathryn married Wayne Merrill Chandler on June 21, 1922, at the Keith home. A wonderful description of the wedding can be seen by clicking on this link to The Portal to Texas History.

According to information at Find A Grave, Kathryn died on June 12, 1925 and is buried in West End Cemetery. It is reported she died in Colorado.

The writing prompt for this week's #52ancestors is So Far Away. I immediately thought of Kathryn Keith as I had always wondered why she died so far away from family. However, as a good researcher, I need to determine if this information is correct.  I hope there will be more to this story. 

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Diana

© 2018

Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.

Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 June 2018), memorial page for Kathryne Ruth “Eddye” Keith Chandler (21 Jan 1902–12 Jun 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12950933, citing West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8).

The Tribune. (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, February 20, 1914, newspaper, February 20, 1914; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth881188/m1/2/?q=%22kathryne%20Keith%22: accessed June 2, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.

Stephenville Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, June 24, 1921, newspaper, June 24, 1921; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth881895/m1/3/?q=%22kathryne%20Keith%22: accessed June 2, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.

John Tarleton Agricultural College. The Grassburr, Yearbook of John Tarleton Agricultural College, 1922, yearbook, Spring 1922; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth541961/m1/18/?q=%22kathryne%20Keith%22: accessed June 2, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.

Stephenville Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, December 2, 1921, newspaper, December 2, 1921; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth881220/m1/8/?q=%22kathryne%20Keith%22: accessed June 2, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.

Stephenville Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, June 23, 1922, newspaper, June 23, 1922; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth877718/m1/7/?q=%22kathryne%20Keith%22: accessed June 2, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stephenville Public Library.