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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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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.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday's Photo: Claude L. Davis

Unknown year - Claude Davis had red hair and blue eyes. 


This is for Aunt Dora Page is written on the
back. Dora Page is Betha Davis' sister. 
 This is the earliest photo I have of my grandfather, Claude Lewis Davis. He was born in City Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky on September 28, 1893. He had a complicated childhood. His mother was very young and his father is not known. 

His mother, Bertha Davis, was born in Edmonson County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Olive Caroline Davis and the granddaughter of Seth H. Davis and Margaret "Peggy" Jones. 

As a young child, it doesn't appear he lived with his mother as he was found as Claude D. Smith on the 1900 census living as the adopted son of Isaac Jefferson Smith and Nancy J. Sanders Smith in Coldbrook, Warren County, Illinois.

Isaac and Nancy were both from Edmonson County. Nancy, age 30 in 1900, was the daughter of Benjamin Sanders and Mary J. Smith Sanders. Isaac, a 32-year-old day laborer, was the son of John Smith and Celia Whittle Smith.  Isaac and Nancy were married in Edmonson County in 1890. On the 1900 census record, it was reported Nancy had given birth to one child who had died.  

In November 1905, C. L. Smith was presented with a book "from a friend" and in it was written, C. L. Smith Elko, KY.  Claude would have been 12 years old. This book, on my bookshelf, is only one of a few pieces of evidence showing my grandfather's surname as Smith. 


In 1910, Isaac and Nancy were living in the Parker community in Edmonson County along with a four-year-old son, Walter. A 16-year-old Claude Smith lived nearby as a lodger with the Robert Page family.  At the time of the census, Claude's mother was Bertha Cooksey, a widow living in Louisville. A few months later she married Frank Hawkins.  

Little else is known about my grandfather's childhood. Did he know his birth mother as a child? When did he decide to use the name Davis instead of Smith? It is said he joined the Navy soon after his mother remarried. Did he go in as Smith or Davis? 

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© 2018

Sources

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn

Sunday, May 27, 2018

#52ancestors Post Twenty-One: The Military

Whit Criswell Bryan was stationed on this ship in 1951. He sent this photo to a friend
and on the back wrote, This is the U. S. S. Macon (CA 132) Heavy Cruiser taken
at Gitmo, Cuba.

1350 men - 75 officers
9 eight inch guns
12 five inch guns
Numerous 40 mm and 20 mm
One Helicopter



Whit Criswell Bryan
Dad sent me this postcard from Rome in the early 1960s. 

This week's writing prompt for #52ancestors is Military. I was a child of the military. Dad was a hospital corpsman in the Navy. Big ships and noisy jets were commonplace where we lived.  We carried ID Cards and had base stickers on our cars. We shopped at the commissary and Navy Exchange. And, when sick, visited the dispensary to see a doctor. 


The military determined where you lived and for how long. Dad was in the Navy and our family moved to Virginia in 1956. We never left the area, but Dad was frequently away.  

Dad joined the Navy in 1940 and retired in 1969. He was at Pearl Harbor during the bombing, spent a year with the Marines in Vietnam, and experienced a lot in between.




Whit Criswell Bryan - Vietnam 1967


William Joseph Quinn - Korea 1962


My husband's father was in the Army. His family's experience was very different from mine as they moved frequently; Georgia, Virginia (several times), Kentucky, Michigan, France, and Germany.  

William Joseph Quinn served in Army ROTC at Fordham University and the Army Reserves before entering the Regular Army. He served in Korea, Vietnam, Europe, Israel and in the United States before he retired in 1982.  

Both Whit Criswell Bryan (1920-2001) and William Joesph Quinn (1930 - 2005) volunteered to serve. Both had instances where their lives may have been at risk, but thankfully, both had long military careers and enjoyed retirement. 

Monday is Memorial Day; a day to honor those who gave their lives serving our country in the military. Take time to remember and honor those individuals.



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Diana

© 2018

Sources

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday's Photo: My Glynn Family in Maple Grove, A Cemetery in Putney, Vermont

Glynn ancestors - Joseph Albert Glynn, Delancy Glynn, Caroline Almira Glynn, and Nancy Reed Glynn


My mother took these photos in 1979 and surprised me with them a few days ago. I had been lamenting about a misidentified family grave in Maple Grove Cemetery and, unbeknownst to me, Mom had the photos to answer my questions. 

The first grave in this row of Glynn family ancestors is Joseph Albert Glynn, my great-great-grandfather. I liked seeing the photo with the other graves as I now know he is buried with family.

Albert was born in Putney, Vermont and was the son of Joseph Glynn and Nancy Reed. To read more about him click here



These next two graves are that of Delancy Glynn and Caroline A. Glynn.  Delancy might be the brother (or maybe a sister) of Joseph T. Glynn, Albert's father. Delancy was in his 40s when he died. 

Caroline Almira was Albert's sister, the only daughter of Nancy Reed and Joseph T. Glynn. She died young. Go to this pin at my Pinterest site to see a brief obituary. 

The last in this line of four family graves is Nancy Reed Glynn, the wife of Joseph T. Glynn. She is Albert Glynn's mother and my 3rd great-grandmother. Her parents were Benjamin Reed and Huldah Pratt of Putney, Windham County, Vermont. I am currently trying to document Benjamin as the son of Peter Reed and a Mayflower Descendant. Nancy Reed Glynn died on April 2, 1854, in Putney.  


Thank you, Mom, for the photos. I will add them to Find A Grave tomorrow.

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Diana

© 2018

Sources

Family photographs and documents from the collection Elizabeth M. Bryan.