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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued “the even tenor of their way,” content to have it said of them, as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy – “They have done what they could.” It tells how that many in the pride and strength of young manhood left the plow and the anvil, the lawyer’s office and the counting-room, left every trade and profession, and at their country’s call went forth valiantly “to do or die,” and how through their efforts the Union was restored and peace once more reigned in the land. In the life of every man and of every woman is a lesson that should not be lost upon those who follow after. Genealogists will appreciate this volume from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its way into public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great...

Sons of Quebec 1778-1843

The Sons of Quebec (Fils de Québec) were written by Pierre-Georges Roy and published in 1933 in a four volume set. They provide a series of short biographies of one to three pages of Quebec men from 1778-1843. Warning… this manuscript is in French!

Unknown Cemetery, Bannock County, Idaho

BARNES Adelia, b. 9 Dec. 1858, d. 21 July 1936, ae. 77 yrs., 7 mos., 12 days. Dau. of William Jeffry Barnes and Francis or Fanny Fitzjohn. Wife of Henry H. Wakley. Edmund W., b. 25 July 1883, d. 19 Nov. 1901, ae. 18 yrs. Son of Lorenzo Barnes and Sarah Ann Webb. Lorenzo, b. 1850, d. 1923, ae. 73 yrs. Son of William Jeffry Barnes and Francis Fitzjohn. Husband of Sarah Ann Webb. Thomas Moroni, b. 6 Jan. 1861, d. 6 Feb. 1940. Son of William Jeffry Barnes and Francis (Fanny) Fitzjohn. Husband of Sarah Hannah Ogden. Zina, b. 1902, d. 1918, ae. 16 yrs. Dau. of Lorenzo Barnes and Sarah Ann Webb. BLOXHAM Infant, b. 3 Feb. 1895, d. 3 Feb. 1895. Child of Rastus Bloxham and May Wakeley. Elmer, b. 28 Sept. 1898, d. 16 Nov. 1898, ae. 1 mo., 13 days. Son of Rastus Bloxham and May Wakley. Fredrick Charles, b. 30 Oct. 1905, d. 3 Jan. 1907, ae. 1 yr., 2 mos., 4 days. Son of Fredrick F. Bloxham and Esther Jane Davis. Fredrick F., b. 19 Sept. 1874, d. 20 Mar. 1951, ae. 86 yrs., 6 mos., 1 day. Son of Isaac Bloxham and Ann Barnes. Husband of Esther Jane Davis. Isaac William, b. 31 Jan. 1868, d. 8 July 1951, ae. 83 yrs., 5 mos., 7 days. Son of Isaac Bloxham and Ann Barnes. Husband of Anna Clara Wakley. Louise, b. 20 Aug. 1904, d. 31 Dec. 1904, ae. 4 mos., 11 days. Dau. of Fredrick F. Bloxham and Esther Jane Davis. Luthes Lekoy, b. 7 Sept. 1910, d. 26 Mar. 1914....

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. D. T. Ogden

(See Ward and Adair) Jessie Curtis Abney, born July 24, 1900 in Afton Delaware District; educated at Afton and took a business course at Coffeyville Kansas; graduate of the Afton High School. Married Sept. 14, 1919 at Independence, Kansas, D. T. Ogden, son of W. A. and Julia Ogden. Mr. Ogden is assistant cashier of First National Bank of Afton. John Adair, a Scotchman, married Gahoga, a full blood Cherokee of the Deer Clan. Their son Samuel married Edith Pounds; they were the parents of: Rachael Pounds Adair, who married Rev. James Jenkins Trott, a Methodist minister. Rev. and Mrs. Trott were the parents of: James Cicro Trott, who was generally known by his an name of Osceola, born April 6, 1839 Woodbury, Tennessee, married March 1, 1886 Madora Stover, born Jan. 25, 1852 in Delaware District. She is the daughter of John Henry Stover, died March 31, 1865. James C. and Medora Trott are the parents; of: Birdie Adair, born Nov. 25, 1871 ; educated in Vinita public schools and Worchester Academy, from which she graduated; she taught school several years and married Sept. 6, 1895 Robert A. Abney, born Aug. 1869 in Saline county, Illinois. Until his death he was in the mercantile business at Afton; he died July 16, 1906 and Mrs. Birdie A. Abney died Sept. 3, 1919; Eugene Homer and Willie A....

Biography of Uzziel Ogden

The Ogden family in America is a very large one, branches of it being found in almost every State in the Union, and throughout Canada. They are descended from a Scotch family, early members of which removed from some of the central counties of England, to Scot-land, at a very early period. There it became in time a thoroughly Scotch family, some members of which spoke only the Gaelic language. During the 18th century some of the Ogdens immigrated to Maryland. At the time of the revolution there were twenty-one brothers of this name, who settled in various parts of the country. It was from one of them that Ogdensburg, New York was named, he being one of the first settlers there. Joseph Ogden, a son of one of these brothers, being what is called a U. E. Loyalist, came to Canada a short time after the Revolutionary War, engaged in agricultural pursuits near, and afterwards in, the township of Toronto. Here was born William Ogden, who also became a farmer in the same township, and who married one Rebecca Ward, a native of Ireland. Of the family, three sons became physicians, two of them being now in Toronto, and the other being settled in practice near Goderich, Ont. A fourth son is a practicing lawyer in Toronto, in the firm of McMichael, Hoskin, and Ogden. Uzziel, the subject of this brief memoir, was born on the farm, on the 6th day of March, 1823. The only facility enjoyed by him for receiving an education was attending the district school in the intervals between his farm labor. His subsequent...

Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of government resembling that of the United States. It is a lesser known fact that there was considerably more intermarriage between Cherokees and Whites than any other tribe, so they have a genealogical significance far out of proportion to their historical numbers. There is also a great deal of genealogical data on the Cherokees, mostly in the form of census records and enrollment records. All of which is to point out the abundance of sources available to Emmet Starr when he came to pen his classic History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folklore. Not to diminish Mr. Starr’s contribution in writing about the early Cherokees, their constitution, treaties with the federal government, land transactions, school system, migration and resettlement, committees, councils, and officials, religion, language, and culture, and a host of other topics upon which he writes eloquently, but his stated purpose in writing the History was “to make it as near a personal history and biography of as many Cherokees as possible.” And in fact more than...

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