Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tombstone Tesday - Earl Mason Beane

BORN JULY  27,1894
DIED FEB 25, 1901

The son of Alonzo F. and Helen Suart [Webb] Beane, Earl was born in Kanawha County, one of six children to the couple.

He is buried at Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Monday, November 28, 2011's New Santa Ads

Gotta love for these new ads! Here's one:

Mystery Monday - What Is It?

Can you guess what this is?

No... it isn't a biology project [autopsy of a frog?] gone awry!

Take a guess and leave your answer in the comments. Be sure to check back tomorrow when we identify this item for you!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sentimental Sunday - My Uncle Emmette

Growing up Uncle Emmette and his wife, Aunt Betty, came to visit occasionally. Not often, but on occasion.

Uncle Emmette was Dad's older brother. He was so unlike my Dad, but I knew that Dad had a great deal of respect for him and Aunt Betty. As an older brother, Uncle Emmette tried to help my grandparents raise Dad and get him started out in life on the right foot. Both Grandpa and Grandpa were up in years when Dad was born [Grandma was 40 and Grandpa was 71.] They must've done something right, 'cause my Dad's a pretty special fellow!

Emmette Lorimer Beane was born 12 July 1910 in West Virginia.

This is a one year old Uncle Emmette!

He married Elizabeth [aka: Betty] Miller in 1940. Unfortunately they could not have children.

I can still remember the last time I saw Uncle Emmette. It was just a year before he died. How I wish I had taken the time to sit down and really talk with him and Aunt Betty.

All too soon Uncle Emmette was gone.Cancer had wasted his body, and we all know the duress that puts someone under, as well as their family.

When he got the call, it was one of the very few times in my life I saw my Dad cry. 

Not the clearest, but here is a phot of Uncle Emmette taken in August 1984.

Emmette Lorimer Beane died 20 May 1988.

We miss him still.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Surname Saturday - Maxey

Cynthia Ann BEANE was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of 2. Walter Maxwell BEANE and 3. Lois Velleda DREHER. She married Johnnie Lee HENRY  in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge. He was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

Walter Maxwell BEANE was born in Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. He was the son of 4. John Monroe BEAN and 5. Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE. He married Lois Velleda DREHER on in Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
Lois Velleda DREHER was born in Georgetown, FLoyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of 6. Henry Condar DREHER Jr. and 7. Irene Caroline BANET.

John Monroe BEAN was born on 15 Dec 1866 in Cincinatti, Ohio. He died on 10 Apr 1954 in
Waiteville, Monroe Co., WV. He was the son of 8. William McHarvey BEAN and 9. Margaret Smith
PERKINS. He married Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE on 01 Dec 1935 in Covington, Alleghany, Virginia.
Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE was born 03 Jun 1897 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia. She died 01 Jan 1975 in Clifton Forge, Alleghany, Virginia. She was the daughter of Stephen Ledford FAUDREE and Elizabeth CARNEFIX.


Stephen Ledford FAUDREE was born on 08 Jul 1857 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, Virginia.
He died on 16 Jan 1929 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, WV. He was the son of 20. Richard C.
FAUDREE and 21. Mary Margaret WICKLINE. He married Elizabeth CARNEFIX on 17 Dec 1878 in
Monroe County, West Virginia.
Elizabeth CARNEFIX was born 08 Jul 1851 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, WV. She died 22 Jul
1929 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, WV. She was the daughter of 22. George W. CARNEFIX and
23. Mary Susan DAUGHERTY.

George W. CARNEFIX was born about 1831. He died about 1865. He was the son of 44. William

CARNEFIX and 45. Nancy HOLSAPPLE. He married Mary Susan DAUGHERTY on 01 May 1860.

Mary Susan DAUGHERTY was born 1834 in Monroe County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 46.

Philip DAUGHERTY and 47. Rachel LAKE.

William CARNEFIX was born in 1770 in Campbell Co., VA. He died on 09 Sep 1856 in Campbell Co.,

VA. He was the son of 88. William E. CARNEFIX and 89. Esther MAXEY. He married Nancy

Nancy HOLSAPPLE was born 1792 in Monroe County, Virginia. She died 1868 in Mt. Pleasant,

Iowa. She was the daughter of 90. Phillip HOLSAPPLE and 91. Elizabeth CARNIFAX.

William E. CARNEFIX was born in 1730. He died in Nov 1812. He was the son of 176. John

CARNEFIX and 177. Unknown CHESLEY. He married Esther MAXEY.

Esther MAXEY was born 1739. She died Nov 1812. She was the daughter of 178. Sylvanus MAXEY

and 179. Mary Esther WORLEY.

Sylvanus MAXEY was born on 01 Dec 1718. He died in 1770. He was the son of 356. Edward

MAXEY and 357. Susan GATES. He married Mary Esther WORLEY.

Mary Esther WORLEY was born 1720. She died Bet. 1758-1761. She was the daughter of 358. John

WORLEY and 359. Esther UNKNOWN.

Edward MAXEY was born in 1674. He died on 18 Apr 1740. He was the son of 712. Edward MAXEY

and 713. Elizabeth WOODHOUSE. He married Susan GATES.

Susan GATES was born Abt. 1678. She died Abt. Aug 1743.

Edward MAXEY was born about 1650. He died in Oct 1725. He was the son of 1424. William MAXEY

and 1425. Elizabeth Palmer JOHNSON. He married Elizabeth WOODHOUSE.

Elizabeth WOODHOUSE was born 1643. She died 1692.

William MAXEY was born in 1625. He married Elizabeth Palmer JOHNSON.

1425.Elizabeth Palmer JOHNSON was born Bef. 1629.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Family Recipe Friday - Grandma's Corn Pudding

Here's a dish when made always reminds me of my Grandma Bean [Mary Elizabeth Faudree Bean]. She didn't have a recipe for this, she simply made it with what she felt were the right amounts of each ingredient. Years later I played around with the ingredients I wrote down in my little Hope Chest Recipes Book [simply a spiral bound notebook!] until I came pretty darn near the same flavors as I recall hers to be.

We always have this dish on Thanksgiving. And any other time I am missing my Grandma.

Grandma's Corn Pudding


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen thawed whole kernel corn, cooked
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 cups milk


Preheat oven to 450°.
Lightly butter a casserole dish. In a medium bowl combine with a whisk flour, salt, and sugar; mix in corn and melted butter. Beat eggs and add to milk. Stir into the corn mixture.  Pour mixture into casserole dish.
Place in oven for 10 minutes. Remove and stir with long prong fork, disturbing the top as little as possible.

Return to the oven for 10 more minutes. Repeat stirring procedure.

Return to oven for 10 more minutes. Repeat stirring procedure.

Return to oven for 10 - 15 minutes. Top should be lightly brown and pudding should be firm.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

[Almost] Wordless Wednesday - A Look At A Previous Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 1984 [27 years ago!]

This is my first husband and I with our five children.
Standing in the back on the left is Chris [he was 5 at the time]. Standing on the right in back is David [he was 4].
Seated left to right: Debbie [David's twin] was also 4. My first husband, Andy, holding Crystal [3 months old], and that's me holding Michael [21 months old].
Today four are married or in long term relationships, with children. Only one is single, and moved back home almost 2-years ago.
The ex-husband is single.
I remarried in 1998.

This seems like a lifetime ago!
I'll try to get a picture tomorrow to share with you of what this Thanksgiving looks like in comparison!

Do you have a Thanksgiving photograph from years ago?

How are your Thanksgiving celebrations different today than then?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Jeremiah Parkins

Mar. 23, 1868
79 Yrs  1 Mo.  5D

Location of this stone is not known, I found the photo online in a family tree.

Jeremiah Maston Parkins was the son of James Parkins and Elizabeth Bondurant.

He was married to Sarah Haptonstall, and was the father of at least five children.

Jeremiah Maston Parkins was my gr-gr-grandfather's brother, or my 2nd great-grand-uncle [I think that's right!]

Knitting Sheath - This hollow container was used to contain knitting needles in the 17th & 18th Centuries.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Once In A Lifetime Chance To Study Gravesites

BLUFFTON, Texas (AP) — Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight along with the rest of the tiny town of Bluffton when Lake Buchanan was filled 55 years later.

Now, the cracked marble tombstone engraved with the date Oct. 15, 1882, which is normally covered by 20 to 30 feet of water, has been eerily exposed as a yearlong drought shrinks one of Texas' largest lakes.

Across the state, receding lakes have revealed a prehistoric skull, ancient tools, fossils and a small cemetery that appears to contain the graves of freed slaves. Some of the discoveries have attracted interest from local historians, and looters also have scavenged for pieces of history. More than two dozen looters have been arrested at one site.

"In an odd way, this drought has provided an opportunity to view and document, where appropriate, some of these finds and understand what they consist of," said Pat Mercado-Allinger, the Texas Historical Commission's archeological division director. "Most people in Texas probably didn't realize what was under these lakes."

Read the rest of this article on Yahoo News here.

Mystery Monday - What Is It?

Today we offer you another "What Is It?" photo. Please leave your guess in the comments. Then watch for the answer in tomorrow's post!

What Is It?

Be sure to leave your guess in the comments and check back tomorrow for the answer!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sentimental Sunday - Sgt. Henry Edward Dreher

Sgt. Henry Edward Dreher

A supply sergeant in World War I. Henry Edward was shipped by ocean voyager toward France for assignment. Unfortunately he died during the voyage from influenza. He was buried at sea.

There is a memorial marker for him at the Suresnes American Military Cemetery, just outside of Paris.

Known simply as "Edward", he was my Grandfather Dreher's older brother.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Surname Saturday - Guedon

Johnnie Lee HENRY was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX. He was the son of 2. Joseph Wright HENRY and 3. Betty Louise Rotge. He married Cynthia Ann BEANE in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, daughter of Walter Maxwell BEANE and Lois Velleda DREHER. She was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN.

Joseph Wright HENRY was born on 20 Sep 1927 in Fulton County, KY. He died on 16 Nov 1993 in
Batesville, Panola, Mississippi. He was the son of 4. William Lee HENRY and 5. Emma Louise
PETTIE. He married Betty Louise Rotge on 30 Jul 1947.
Betty Louise Rotge was born 30 Aug 1930 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas. She died 05 Jul 2003 in
Jourdanton, Atascosa, Texas. She was the daughter of 6. John Cornelius ROTGE and 7. Ora Lee

John Cornelius ROTGE was born on 16 Jan 1910. He died on 09 Jun 1983 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.

He was the son of 12. Peter ROTGE and 13. Lillie Mae Surber. He married Ora Lee Sparks in 1930.

Ora Lee Sparks was born 26 Oct 1914 in Bandera, Edwards, Texas. She died Aug 1982 in San

Antonio, Bexar, Texas. She was the daughter of 14. William Jacob Sparks and 15. Laura May


Peter ROTGE was born on 25 Jun 1872 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He died on 15 Jul 1956 in San

Antonio, Bexar, Texas. He was the son of 24. Jean Rotge and 25. Anna Annette Martin. He married

Lillie Mae Surber on 15 Nov 1902.

Lillie Mae Surber was born 29 Jan 1881 in Texas. She died 26 Sep 1932. She was the daughter of

26. John W. SURBER and 27. Visa Ann SURBER.

Jean Rotge was born on 24 Dec 1829 in Paris, France. He died on 06 Jul 1887 in Goliad, Texas. He

married Anna Annette Martin.

Anna Annette Martin was born 15 Sep 1839 in Paris, France. She died 25 Sep 1917 in Goliad,

Texas. She was the daughter of 50. Antoine MARTIN and 51. Louise GUEDON.

Antoine MARTIN. He married Louise GUEDON.

51. Louise GUEDON.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Family Recipe Friday - Scalloped Potatoes

As a teenager, my family moved from the bustling city into the country. The rolling hills of southern West Virginia became a haven for me.

It was here that my parents introduced my sister and I to gardening. And I do mean gardening! It was common practice to grow all of the vegetables you needed for an entire year in your own garden where we lived. And Mama and Daddy pushed us head first into the gardening pool!

Mama relied most heavily on beans, tomatoes and potatoes. And it seemed we never had a bad years crop of potatoes!

We learned to fix potatoes in about every manner you could think of! Even today, I rely heavily upon potatoes as a kitchen staple. And here's one of my favorite recipes from my Granny Dreher for scalloped potatoes.

Granny's Scalloped Potatoes

Butter [to grease baking dish with]

6 Medium potatoes, peeled and sliced very thin

2-Tablespoons butter melted

salt and fresh pepper to taste

3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with butter.

In a large bowl combine potatoes, butter, salt, and pepper. Arrange half of the potato slices in the baking dish; top with 1/4 cup cheese. Add the remaining potatoes.

In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil and pour over potatoes.

Top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 45-50 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

This is a real comfort food! And every time I serve it today to my family, I am reminded of what a great cook my grandmother was! Sadly, I doubt I will ever reach the level of expertise she had, but perhaps I will be able to continue to hand down the recipes for that comfort food she served to soothe a fevered brow, fix a skinned knee, and even comfort a broken heart.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Martha and Her Family

This is a photograph of a portrai. The photograph was taken through the glass of the original frame to the portrait, and as such, isn't the best quality. I had seen copies of this photo before, all were extremely dark, and you couldn't see the facial features, mostly just the outline of the individuals. But I put the photo into GIMP and was able to lighten it considerably. [Much more and the light reflected in the glass begins to take on a mind of its own and whites out the entire portrait!]. So I was quite pleased with this final result!

So... just who are these individuals?

The man seated is Joseph Preston McCormack. And the woman is his wife, Martha Caroline Bean McCormack.

The young lady standing in the back is Martha's daughter from her first marriage, to Thomas Steele. And the younger children are with Joseph.

Martha was the youngest child of William Bean [1792-1864] and his wife Rachel Wiseman Bean  [1790-1856]. Martha was born in Monroe County in 1836 and died there in 1893. She was 57 years of age.

Martha was my great-grandfather's sister.

Martha and her husband are buried at the southeast corner of New Zion Union Church in Waiteville, Monroe County, West Virginia.

I am thrilled to finally have a face to put with Martha. Perhaps giving me a glimpse as to what her mother might have looked like.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Laura Arabella Beane Cyrus

"LAURA A.                 WILLIAM
    CYRUS                     PRESTON
JUNE 14, 1886              CYRUS
                                  FEB. 12, 1861
                                  NOV 20, 1919
MOTHER                       FATHER"

Located at the Ellis Cemetery, Putnam County, West Virginia.

Laura Arabella Beane was the daughter of Archibald Marmaduke Beane and Margaret Dunbar Beane.
She married William Preston Cyrus [1861-1919] in 1881 in Putnam County, West Virginia.
She was the mother of Annie [1882-1956], Walter F. [1884-1940], Mary M. [1882-1974], Maude M. [1892-1989], Christina Adaline [1893-1976].

Laura Arabella Beane was my 1st Cousin 2x Removed.



Did you figure out what the item below was?


The answer is...

Post Medieval silver cosmetic set (16th –17th century, probably) comprising four tools secured at one end by a silver rivet with separate washer. The tools consist of an ear scoop; a nail pick with claw end with engraved ornament at the claw; a flat tool with the end shaped to form a pointed oval; and a point/flattened pick perhaps for use in parting the hair. The tools all have a flat rectangular cross-section. The hooked tool consists of a flat handle which expands on the right side to form a bulb before narrowing and then curving round to form the hook.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jamestown's Church Unearthed!

William M. Kelso at the site of what he says was Jamestown's church.

The discovery has excited scholars and preservationists, and unearthed a long-hidden dimension of religious life in the first permanent colony.

It may prove to be an attraction for another reason: the church would have been the site of America’s first celebrity wedding, so to speak, where the Indian princess Pocahontas was baptized and married to the settler John Rolfe in 1614. The union temporarily halted warfare with the region’s tribal federation.

Last week Mr. Kelso, the chief archaeologist at the site, hopped into the excavated pit topped with sandbags and pointed to where Pocahontas would have stood at the altar rail. Orange flags marked the church’s perimeter. The pulpit would have been to the left and a baptismal font behind, with a door opening toward the river.

“I’m standing where Pocahontas stood,” Mr. Kelso said, gesturing to the earth at his feet. “I can almost guarantee you that.”

It would have been unthinkable for the intrepid settlers, as ambassadors of country, crown and church, not to erect a building for worship and conversion of Native Americans in their Virginia Company encampment.
Nor is it the nation’s oldest house of worship: Britain’s earlier “lost colony” in North Carolina may have had a church, and remnants of 16th-century Catholic churches and missions have been identified, according to Mr. Kelso. But the 2010 discovery and continuing excavation has generated excitement partly due to the size of the 1608 structure — at 64 feet by 24 feet, it was an architectural marvel for its time — and also because of how little has been understood about religion in Jamestown.

Some scholars lament that popular knowledge of colonial-era religion has been flattened into a view of the Virginians as greedy and indolent, while later colonists in Plymouth, Mass., were pious and devout.
The distinction is rooted in their origins. While Virginians were largely loyal to the Church of England, the pilgrims in Plymouth repudiated the church and came to America to escape it.

“Fundamentally, they’re different places,” said David D. Hall, a scholar of colonial religion at Harvard Divinity School.

Religion would still have been central to Jamestown, and theories abound as to why there has been scant attention. Histories tend to emphasize commercial pursuits of its colonists, and scholars also point to the Civil War: with the Union victory, the story of Northern colonial virtues — including piety — triumphed over those of the South. Another view is that Plymouth had a prolific printer and Jamestown did not.

“You have two very different Christian experiences; both of them can be equally rich and nuanced, but one tended to leave a much richer and more layered testimony about itself,” said Richard Pickering, deputy director of program innovation at Plimoth Plantation, the recreated colonial village in Plymouth that uses the historical spelling of the name.

There is also a practical reason: until recently, relics of early Jamestown were underground. For centuries, the fort was believed washed into the James River. But Mr. Kelso, unconvinced, began digging along the river’s banks in 1994.

By 1996, he was certain he had located James Fort’s perimeter. The site has since yielded about 1.4 million artifacts, many of them stored in a locked, fireproof laboratory nearby.

But the original church remained elusive. Then, last fall, the archaeologists located remnants of a new structure beneath Civil War earthworks.

Read the rest in the NY Times here

Mystery Monday - What Is It?

Can you name the following object?

If you think you know what this item is, please leave your answer in the comments below!

Be sure to check back on Tuesday for the answer!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sentimental Sunday - James F. Beane

James F. Beane
1888 - 1961
The son of William Sterling Price Beane and Delila C. Seal.
Married to Mary Hannah Cutlip.
Father of Flossie, Forest, Opal Delia, Serenia Okal, Clarence, James Camden, Roy Lynn, and Maple Iva.

My 2nd Cousin 1x Removed

Saturday, November 12, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week #46 Politics

This weeks challenge:

Week #46 – Politics

Week 46. Politics. What are your childhood memories of politics? Were your parents active in politics? What political events and elections do you remember from your youth?

As a very young child, I don't recall alot about politics. So, it was something real evident in our home. I do remember when I was old enough to think about the President and asking who the President was at the time [John F. Kennedy]. And I remember asking who the President was when I was born [Dwight Eisenhower].

I knew that my parents both went to vote at every election. And if Daddy wasn't at home and was going to be at sea, he'd vote an absentee ballot.

It wasn't until 1972 that I became actually involved in the election process. My civics class held debates and a mock election. For those of you who are too young to know who ran that year, Richard M. Nixon, and George McGovern faced off.

We plastered the local school campus with the posters, signs and placards that we picked up at the local election headquarters. Oddly enough, Nixon's headquarters and McGovern's shared the same downtown office building in Norfolk, Virginia that year. One door apart!

We were assigned our party in the classroom, and we all worked together to get our candidate elected on campus.

I was assigned to Nixon's campaign. And I was given the daunting task of writing his speeches for the campaign trail [which included the football stadium, the cafeteria, and the auditorium]. My old buddy James was our mock candidate.

What pressure!!!

But a full week before our national election, our mock election was held and our results were pretty near the same as the actual event. Nixon won.

My parents always stressed the point that we should be politically active. "If you don't vote, then you don't have a right to criticize whoever gets in office!" [Don't you just despise those people who put down our president, or other representatives, and they've never voted in their life?] If you want the country ran the way you'd like to see it, then vote!!

I've voted in every election since I became of voting age.

How about you???

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun...

I am so often late for making the SNGF challenge that I am almost afraid to post this one now, rather than wait for Sunday morning! Why? The proverbial roof may fall in on me for actually getting a SNGF challenge done on Saturday night! LOL

Here's Randy's  latest challenge from the Genea Musings blog:

Dear genealogists everywhere, it's Saturday Night! Time for some Genealogy FUN.

Is the bloom off of the Genea-Rose here? There has been very poor participation in SNGF the last two weeks, likely because the tasks were too hard or too esoteric. I'll try to fix that this week!

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) To celebrate Veterans Day, pick one of your ancestors or relatives with a military record and a gravestone.

2) Tell us about your ancestor's military service.

3) Tell us about your ancestor's gravestone - where is it, what is the inscription, when were you last there? Show us a picture of it if you have one available.

4) Write your own blog post about this ancestor and his gravestone, or share it in a Comment to this blog post, in a status line on Facebook, or in a Google Plus Stream post. 

Wow, Randy! You'd think that this would be a pretty straight forward, and rather easy, challenge. Right? But for me... it was a matter of which ancestor I wanted to choose from! See... I've got so many to choose from!!!

Well, I narrowed it down to my gr-gr-gr-grandfather, Joseph Wiseman [1759-1836]. Joseph's family was among the first settlers into what is now West Virginia. Back when they arrived, it was all wilderness. They assisted in building the very first church west of the Alleghany Divide, in what is now Monroe County, West Virginia. But I am ahead of this story!

Joseph was drafted in the first militia from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He first went out in August 1776, under Captain Thomas Berry, of Col. Mark Bird's regiment. They served in New Jersey and he was discharged from Paulos Hook in November.

The family then moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, in October 1777.

Joseph volunteered in September 1778 under Capt. Nickell and Lt. Chapman. They marched to Mecklenburg, where he was under the command of Col. Lock and Gen. Rutherford. They were then marched to Ten Mile House, near Charleston, then to the Two Sisters on the Savannah River, where he joined Gen. Ashe immediately after his defeat, covering the retreat across the Savannah River.

Joseph was discharged at Salisbury, North Carolina after nine months.

In July 1779 he substitued for three months, marched into Mecklenburg again, and was quickly discharged to go home and await further orders. No further call was made.

Making a move into Washington County, Maryland, where a call for every "ninth" milita man was given, he was drafted for the war. He and eight neighbors at that time hired a substitute each, for 45 pounds.

Joseph moved to Monroe County in 1794.

He was placed on the Pension Roll 10 Dec. 1832, at the age of 76. He received an annual allowance of $40, and received a sum total of $120 before his death.

Joseph was the father of eleven children, and one of whom became a clergyman.

He and his wife are buried at the northwest corner of the Old Rehobeth Church, the oldest church west of the Alleghany Divide.

MAR. 29, 1759          DEC. 27, 1836

He is buried at this church...

...which I last visited about 9 months ago, in the early spring.

Surname Saturday - Wade


Johnnie Lee HENRY was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX. He was the son of 2.Joseph Wright HENRY and 3. Betty Louise Rotge. He married Cynthia Ann BEANE in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, daughter of Walter Maxwell BEANE and Lois Velleda DREHER. She was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN.

Joseph Wright HENRY was born on 20 Sep 1927 in Fulton County, KY. He died on 16 Nov 1993 in
Batesville, Panola, Mississippi. He was the son of 4. William Lee HENRY and 5. Emma Louise
PETTIE. He married Betty Louise Rotge on 30 Jul 1947.
Betty Louise Rotge was born 30 Aug 1930 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas. She died 05 Jul 2003 in
Jourdanton, Atascosa, Texas. She was the daughter of 6. John Cornelius ROTGE and 7. Ora Lee

William Lee HENRY was born on 17 Jul 1892 in Cayce, Fulton, Kentucky. He died on 24 Jan 1965 in

Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky. He was the son of 8. Sterling Price HENRY and 9. Fannie UNKNOWN. He

married Emma Louise PETTIE.

Emma Louise PETTIE was born 16 Jun 1895 in Columbus, Hickman, Kentucky. She died Aug 1985

in Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 10. Timothy Martin PETTIE and 11. Elizabeth



Sterling Price HENRY was born in Apr 1862 in Kentucky. He died on 16 Jul 1914 in Fulton County,

KY. He was the son of 16. Strother F. HENRY and 17. Lucinda Josephine WADE. He married Fannie


Fannie UNKNOWN was born Oct 1865 in Illinois.

Strother F. HENRY was born on 08 Jun 1821 in Gallatin County, Kentucky. He died on 17 Nov 1877

in Fulton County, Kentucky. He was the son of 32. John D. HENRY and 33. Elizabeth ALEXANDER.

He married Lucinda Josephine WADE on 25 Nov 1846 in Fulton County, KY.

Lucinda Josephine WADE was born 13 Aug 1823 in Kentucky. She died 15 Aug 1894 in Fulton

County, Kentucky.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday... Almost

William Bean Honaker Home

William Bean Honaker [1841-1921] on porch.
Son Samuel Hayes Honaker [1877-1973] and his wife Mary Lillian Ellison [d.1956] on he right.

William Bean Honaker was the son of Samuel Sams Honaker [1819-1895] and Lucinda Bean [1817-1869].

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Isaac and Elizabeth Wiseman

1738 - 1818
1738 - 1807

Buried at...

...The Old Rehobeth UMC, Keenan, Monroe, WV.

****Isaac and Elizabeth [Davis] Wiseman are my gr-gr-gr-grandparents.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Amanuensis Monday - John Bateman's Will


Source: Chester County, Pennsylvania Courthouse

Written: January 8, 1765

Recorded: March 9, 1765

Will of John Bateman Vincent Township Chester County Pennsylvania

Proved 9 March 1765

In the Name of God Amen. The Eighth Day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty five

I John Bateman of Vincent Township Chester County in the province of

Pennsylvania, Yeoman, Being very Sick and weak in Body but of Perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my
Body and that it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make and ordain this
my Last Will and Testament

That is to Say Principally and first of all, I give and Recommend my Soul into
the hands of God that gave it and for my Body I Recommend it to the Earth to be
decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executors; and as touching Such worldly
Estates wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life after paying all
my Lawfull Debts I Give, Devise, and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form

First of all, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Anne Bateman whom I make,
ordain, and constitute one of the executors of this my Last will and testament,
the one half of my Clear Estate after paying my Just Debts and the Legacies that
I Shall hereafter mention

also I give and bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Catherine married to David Evan the Sum of five Shillings to be paid in one years time from my Decease

also I give and bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Anne married to Elis Elis the
Sum of five Shillings to be paid in one years time from my Decease

also I give and bequeath to my Son in Law Andrew Geirce that was married to my
Daughter Susannah the Sum of five Shillings to be paid in one years time from my
Decease if he will Come and Demand it

also I give and bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Mary Married to John FitzSummons the Sum of five Shillings to be payd in one years time from my Decease

also I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Henry Bateman the Sum of ten
Shillings to be paid in one years time from my Decease

also I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Margaret married to James Evan the Sum of five Shillings to be paid in one years time from my Decease

also I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Martha married to Abraham Hammer the Sum of five Shillings to be paid as above

also I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John Bateman the Sum five Shillings
to be paid as above mentioned

also I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Sarah Bateman the Sum of five
Shillings to be paid as aforesaid

also I give and bequeath to my beloved Son William Bateman whom I make, ordain, and constitute the other Executor of this my Last will and Testament; the other Half of all my Clear Estate after paying my Just Debts, and the Legacies herein Mentioned

also I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Thomas Bateman the Sum of five poundsto be paid in two years Time from my Decease

also I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Hanah Bateman the Sum of three pounds, and a Cow, to be paid to her in three years time from my Decease

And I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannull all and every other former
Testaments, wills and Legacies, Requests and Executors by me in any way before
this time named willed and bequeathed; Notifying and Confirming this and no
other to be my Last will and Testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto Set
my hand and Seal the Day and year above written

Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced his
and Declared by the Said John Bateman   
as his Last will and testament, in the 
presence of us the subscribers                          his
                                                                   John  X  Bateman
John  X Phillips Sr

Morris  X Evan                                   John Martin Sr

****John Bateman [1696 - 1765] was my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather. [John Bateman -> Henry Bateman -> Elizabeth Bateman -> Rachel Wiseman -> William McHarvey Bean -> John M. Bean Sr. -> Walter Beane -> Me!]