Archive for July, 2014

#52Ancestors – No. 30 – Isaac N Pittman

This post is number 30 in the series of the #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge where a group of us blog about a different ancestor for each week of the year.  To learn more about the 52 Ancestor Challenge visit Amy Johnson’s site at Amy’s website.

This week’s ancestor is Isaac N. Pittman, father of John Thomas Pittman in post #52 Ancestors No. 9.  Isaac is the son of Thomas A. Pittman and Susan Lawson.  Born March 1838 in Todd County, Kentucky.  There is an unsourced death date of 1904 in Wabash, Indiana.

I located a Civil War Draft Registration for Isaac that I have included below. I could not find a pension recorded that could be attributed to this Isaac.  There was an Isaac Pittman from Indiana who served in the Civil War and had a pension record. I will have to add this research task to my ever growing list of topics to follow-up.

Isacc's name on the draft list.

Isaac Pittman’s name on the draft list

Source:  Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865. NM-65, entry 172, 620 volumes. ARC ID: 4213514. Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War), Record Group 110. National Archives at Washington D.C.

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#52Ancestors – No. 29 – John White

This post is number 29 in the series of the #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge where a group of us blog about a different ancestor for each week of the year.  To learn more about the 52 Ancestor Challenge visit Amy Johnson’s site at Amy’s website.

I am en route to Pittsburgh to attend the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).  I will be taking a course on Kinship Reliability.  I decided to stop by Chester, SC to view the memorials to Ann Garner White and her husband John White. I wrote about Ann Garner in post No. 19.

I started late and traffic was heavy Saturday morning.  I missed the chance to visit the library to do some research.  I did visit Old Purity Cemetery and took a few photos and included two of them in this post. One is a plaque marking the site of a house of worship for Purity Church founded in 1770.  The other is for John White, my seventh great grandfather killed a few years after he arrived.

Plaque marking a worship building in Chester, SC

Plaque marking a worship building in Chester, SC

Born 1720 in Ireland, arrived 1767 and died before the Revolutionary War

Born 1720 in Ireland, arrived 1767 and died before the Revolutionary War

 

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#52Ancestors – No. 28 – Edward Corlew

This post is number 28 in the series of the #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge where a group of us blog about a different ancestor for each week of the year.  To learn more about the 52 Ancestor Challenge visit Amy Johnson’s site at Amy’s website.

My sixth great grandfather, Edward Corlew, had an perilous start when he immigrated to New England about 1730.  His ship was expected to dock in Boston when it was shipwrecked near the North River near the Plymouth Colony.  I have not yet found the ship’s name.  Allegedly many hands lost their lives.

Corlew came from the Kent area of England, but could be of Irish descent.  The name is sometimes spelled Curloo. He remained in the Plymouth colony settling in Scituate.  The home of my House/Howes ancestors.

He married Abigail Russell in 1732 and they had four or five sons.  Edward and four of his sons served in the French Indian Wars in 1757.  Two sons were twins, Edward and Thomas born in 1736.  I am descended from Thomas.

Abigail Russell may be the daughter of James Russell and Mary Howe.  I am finding a few James Russell and Abigail Russell’s in New England in this time period that is going take some time sorting out.

Thomas Corlew (1736 – about 1808), my fifth great grandfather, wed Mary Russell. I am not sure yet if she is related to Abigail Russell at this time. They had a son named Edward Corlew (1765-1838).  Edward married Abigail Stevens (1769-1838), whose mother was Deborah Case.  Which may be another dot that interconnects in my family tree.  My fourth great grandfather David House married a Mary Case.  David and Mary’s son Selah married Vina Corlew, the daughter of Edward and Abigail Corlew.

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#52Ancestors – No. 27 – Michael Roll

This post is number 27 in the series of the #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge where a group of us blog about a different ancestor for each week of the year.  To learn more about the 52 Ancestor Challenge visit Amy Johnson’s site at Amy’s website.

Independence Day Weekend 2014 – Revolutionary War Ancestors

My fourth great grandfather Michael Roll is alleged to have served in the Revolutionary War when he was 14 years old. Dorann O’Neal Lam contributed a pension summation about Michael at the Muhlenberg County, KY website.

I have included a synopsis here.  He entered service the first time as a substitute for Andrew Livingston in 1776, at the age of 14, under Capt. Michael Troutman, Col. Johnston commanding the regiment in the state of Maryland. He marched to Brunswick, NJ. Discharged in Spring of that year.

He again entered service in the Spring of 1777 in Cumberland Co., PA, under Capt. James Byrns as a substitute for his father, John Roll. He was engaged in Packhouse service at Pittsburgh. He was marched to Fredericktown when discharged in September or October of 1777.

His last tour of duty began in April 1778 as the substitute for a person whose name he was not able to remember. He served under Capt. Alexander for two months and was discharged at Old Town.

Michael is the son of John Mangel Roll and Mary Nevis. He was originally from Pennsylvania and born in 1762.  He traveled over the Wilderness Road and the Cumberland Cap and settled in Kentucky.  He died in Muhlenberg County, KY; in 1834.

Thank you to all who have served in the military.

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