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Friday Family History-Frank Upson 1855-1924

Frank Upson(Frank 3,Peter 2,Job 1) is a great grandfather in my maternal ancestry. His father Peter is my emigrant ancestor, Peter is believed to be from Botesdale, Suffolk, England.

Frank was born about 1856 in Ohio to[1] Peter and Harriet Tenney Upson. Harriet Tenney is a descendant of Thomas and Ann Mighill who were part of the Great Migration to the USA. Peter was born in Botesdale, Suffolk, England.
Frank married Kitty Sweet on 31 Dec 1879 in Clinton, Summit, Ohio, USA [2] I received my middle name from Kitty. (Katherine)Story is that Dad didn’t like Kitty so Mom compromised with Katherine, I rather like Kitty! Perhaps if it was Kitty I would prefer Katherine, as things so often happen.

Frank and Kitty had the following children:

Lena De Ette Upson b. 19 Mar 1881 Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio died 13 Sep 1940
Adah Mae Upson b. 11 Dec 1882 Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio, m. Clark I. Beach 14 Feb 1903 Ashtabula, Ohio, USA[3]she died 29 Jul 1929 Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Frances Amelia Upson aka Frankie, b.12 Oct 1886, Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio[4] m. Clyde Leroy Taylor, She died 12 Oct 1948 Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Fred Pembrook Upson b.26 Aug 1889 m. Dora North d. 14 Aug 1950
Edward P. Upson b. 12 Sep 1891,Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio m. Bessie Bowdler [5]
Dorothy Elizabeth Upson b. 2 Jul 1897, m. Homer Philley abt 1920, she died in Amboy, Ashtabula County, Ohio

Frank was a general farmer in 1910 [6] and he owned a dairy farm in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA.The farm was located on North Ridge Street[7]

Frank died on the 16 Mar 1924, in Ohio, USA [8]

At this writing I do not have much more on Frank. The above biography was posted by me to Frank Upson At this point in time it is my writing. I am hoping that there will be more added to his biography as time goes by.


1↑ Upson, Frank E. in 1910 Census in Place: Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio; Roll: T624_1152; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 1375165
2↑ Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, UT. Upson, Frank E. and Sweet, Kittie in Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, UT.
3↑ Beach, Clark I., Upson, Adah Mae, Upson, Frank E., Sweet, Kittie, in Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, UT.
4↑ “Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
5↑”Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
6↑ Upson, Frank E. in 1910 Census in Place: Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio; Roll: T624_1152; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 1375165
7↑ Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
8↑ Ohio. Division of Vital Statistics. Death Certificates and Index, December 20, 1908-December 31, 1953. State Archives Series 3094. Ohio Historical Society, Ohio. Ohio Department of Health. Index to Annual Deaths, 1958-2002. Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus, OH, USA.

Friday Family History /Henry and Mary Polly Cutter Munson 1821

Henry and Mary Cutter Munson are my 4th great grand Aunt and Uncle.

Henry Munson was the son of Isaac who was born in 1762 in Conneticut, and Elizabeth Andrews Munson, Henry was born in 1793. According to the 1850 Federal Census he was 50 and born about 1800 in Connecticut. The family removed to New York where Henry’s mother Elizabeth passed away in August of 1815. Henry and Isaac moved on to Ohio. Henry lived with his father for a few years in Franklin Township Wayne County Ohio. Isaac died 10 July 1830 and is buried in West Cemetery, Fredricksburgh, Ohio. On November 14 of 1821, Henry married Polly Cutter also known as Mary Cutter the daughter of Samuel and Mary Cole Cutter.

Henry and Mary had at least 7 children, they are:

Ezra Munson, married Eliza Wycoff both being born in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Ezra died in in Missouri. I do not know where Eliza died.

Samuel C. Munson, married Jane Hughes. I have no other information on this couple. At the end of his life Samuel settled in Medina County, Ohio, and that is where he died.

Eleanor Munson, married Jared Baker who was from Summit County, Ohio.

Mary Munson, married Isaiah Jones of Holmes County, Ohio. Mary died in 1862.

Elizabeth Munson, unmarried died Oct 12 1856.

Isaac Munson 19 September 1823 in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Isaac married first Eliza A. Lowe. Eliza died in 1856. Isaac then married Susan Thomas, Isaac and Eliza had three children and Isaac had one child with Susan.

Last but surely not the least, my most favorite of all these children is Henry Jr.

Henry was born 12 Feb 1837 in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Henry along with all the rest of these children are my first cousins five times removed. Ah but the story of Henry gets interesting, probably not for him in his time, but certainly in my time!

Henry was first married to Rebecca Jones daughter of John Jones. They were married on 12 February 1861 in Wayne County, Ohio. They had 5 children the youngest dying in infancy.

His next marriage was to a Miss Martha C. McCartney daughter of Samuel C. and Jamima Jackson McCartney. If this is sounding familiar to you. Samuel and Jamima are my third great grandparents, so that now makes Henry my Uncle by marriage to my second great grand aunt Martha! So Henry is my first cousin 5 times removed and my second great grand uncle! How fun is that. I had three men named Henry in my files. I now have just two. Henry Junior. and Henry Senior. It was fun connecting the dots!

My actual Cutter connection does not happen until Arthur C. and Christina S. Cutter McCartney are married on 4 July 1908 in Prairie Township, Summit County, Ohio. AC and Christina are my great grandparents. Christina is the second great granddaughter of Samuel and Mary Cole Cutter. AC is the great grandson of Samuel C. and Jamima Jackson McCartney. His grandfather Silas Jackson McCartney was a brother to Martha C. McCartney Munson.

The Munson family was a very prominent family in early Wayne and Medina Counties. There is a Munson Knob located within Wayne County and Two of the early Munson Homes are still standing and are listed with the Wayne County Historical Society.

Henry Sr., died 1 Dec 1867 in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Ohio., and Aunt Polly passed away on 4 May 1872 in Wayne County, Ohio.

Happy Hunting!

Friday Family History-John W. Cutter m. Margaret Cellar 6 June 1872

Today I am happy to say that I have a marriage to share with you. Miss Margaret Cellar daughter of Joseph and Pheobe Corn Cellar was married to my double 1st cousin 5 times removed John W. Cutter. Like many brides she chose a day in June. I imagine it might have been a lovely day as June is a very pleasant time in central Ohio.

John W. was the son of John and Hannah Peterman Cutter. I am connected to John through two sets of Grandparents: Samuel and Mary Cole Cutter and James and Elizabeth Bartleson Peterman.
Both end up being connected to my McCartney lineage.

Here is a bit from Bowen’s History of Wayne County Ohio, 1910 concerning John W. Cutter,

con’t from page 728: ” John W. Cutter, of Franklin Twp, Wayne Co., Ohio, is a son of John Cutter, ……

..The subject of this sketch, John W. Cutter, was born on January 19, 1843, and spent his early days with his parents. He secured a limited education in the district schools, his vacation periods being devoted to work on the farm. He has always followed the agricultural pursuits and has been fairly successful, being accounted one of the successful farmers of his section. His farm is characterized by splendid buildings, well kept fences, modern macheinery and other accessories of an up-to-date farm. Mr. Cutter shows sound judgement in his operations, keeping in touch with the most advanced methods relating to the service of agriculture and has consequently been enabled to realize handsome returns for the labor he has bestowed.

On June 6, 1872, Mr. Cutter was married to Margaret A. Cellar, who was born March 1, 1846, in Holmes county, this state, a daughter of Joseph and Phoebe (Corn) Cellar. Her parents were natives of Pennsylvania, where they were married, and they came to Holmes county in 1824, making their home there during the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Cutter’s paternal grand father, Ephraim Cellar, was a veterna of the war of 1812, after the conclusion of which he went to Jefferson county, Ohio, and thence to Indiana, where he died. Mrs Cutter’s maternal grandfather was William Corn, who was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but later came to Holmes coutny, Ohio, where he spent his remaining years and died. To Mr and Mrs. Cutter have been born the following children: Morris E., who died young; Joseph C. of Franklin Township, married Della Scott, and they have seven children: Blanche, Maude, Mildred, Norma, Susan, William and Mabel. William L. of Lorain Ohio, married Bertha Scott, and they have had five children: Marcella, Helen, Ruth, Catherine, and one that died in infancy unamed. Ira C. is the wife of John Wirt, of Franklin Township, and they have one child, Kenneth; Mabel and Myrtle, twins. Myrtle married LeRoy Sparr, of Franklin township; two children, Francis and Robert. Martha V. is still under parental roof.

Mr. Cutter is a Democrat in politics and has ever taken an intelligent interest in local public affairs, though he has been in no sense an office seeker. His many splendid qualities of character have won for him the unbounded confidence and regard of all with whom he has associated. He was elceted county commissioner in 1898, took the office in 1899 and held it until 1902. He was also for thiry years a member of the school board, and served efficiently as township trustee. Fraternally he is a member of the Nation Congress and the Masons. The family all belong to the Methodist Episcopal church.

John W. Cutter died on 17 Nov 1912 in Franklin, Wayne County, Ohio, USA and was buried 20 Nov 1912 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA. At this point have not been able to find what cemetery John was buried in, but on Find A Grave I do find Margaret buried at Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA. My best guess is that he would be buried with or near Margaret. There are also other memembers of the Cutter Family buried in versious cememteries in Wayne County Ohio. I suspect he is probably in one of them.

Margaret A. Cellar Cutter died on 21 Jun 1929 in Franklin, Wayne Co., Ohio, USA. She was buried at Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA. I have been told this Cememtery is also known as Oakhill Cememtery.

The children of this union are:
Morris Cutter
Joseph C. Cutter m. Della Scott
William L. Cutter m. Bertha Scott
Ira(?) C. Cutter m. John Wirt
Mable Cutter
Myrtle Cutter m. Leroy Sparr
Martha V. Cutter

Myrtle and Martha where twins.

My great grandfather Arthur C. McCartney’s middle name is Cellus and I have also seen it written Cellar, perhaps it is from this family in which he gained his middle name.

Happy Anniversary Cousin.

Happy Hunting!

Friday Family History-Daniel H. and Elizabeth P. Jackson Jackson Married 177 years ago today

Daniel and Elizabeth Jackson Jackson were married on November 8, 1836 in Knox Co., Ohio.

Daniel H. and Elizabeth are second cousins.  Elizabeth’s parents are Silas and Mary Polly Peterman Jackson and her grandparents are Daniel and Jamima Benjamin Jackson. Elizabeth is my 3rd great-grandaunt and Daniel H. is then my 3rd great-uncle via marriage and my 2nd cousin 5 times removed.

Here are two picture that I found in The History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., Ohio and Indiana. Descendants of Robert and Agnes Washburn Jackson.










Daniel and Elizabeth are the grand-parents of the man who wrote the genealogy above, his name is Oscar Burton Robbins.

Daniel was born in Amity, Knox Co., Ohio on 3 Nov 1814 to David and Prudence Hathaway Jackson. He died 10 Mar 1904 in Whitley Co., Indiana.

Elizabeth was born in or near Benton Columbia (Northumberland) Co.,Pennsylvania along Fishing Creek. Her birthdate is 31 Aug 1814. She was the third child of Silas and Mary Jackson.  Elizabeth died 4 Jul 1863, Whitley Co. Indiana.

You can find pictures of their headstone on Find A Grave memorial number # 44809414

Daniel and Elizabeth’s children are:

2-Mary Prudence Jackson b. 13 Jul 1837, Knox Co. Ohio
+David Jackson Neal
2-Lucinda Armenia Jackson b. 31 Jan 1840, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 12 Aug 1929
+Issac Allen Bradrick
2-Susan Jackson b. 1 May 1842, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 9 Oct 1843
2-William Logan Harris Jackson b. 3 Jan 1844, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 1 May 1905
+Ella Dickerson
2-Silas Albert Jackson b. 14 Jun 1844, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 15 Oct 1926
+Rebecca Rhodes
+Georgia Jay Norris
2-Olive Myra Jackson b. 7 Oct 1849, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 28 Aug 1902
+Justice Clinton Dunfee
2-Sophrina Doty Jackson b. 13 Jun 1852, Knox Co OH, d. 19 Jun 1933
+Dr. C. Robbins
+Simon P. Marsh
2-Lura Abi Jackson b. 26 Jan 1855, Whitley Co. Ind., d. 27 Mar 1937
+Albert W. Kaufman

It is believe that this couple may have had 4 more children that died in infancy, one birth being a set of twins.

I thought I might save you the connection to my children that this couple holds, I’ll bet it is interesting as this is the family which my husband and I connect.  It’s always fun what you run across as you are doing your family history.

Happy Hunting!


Friday Family History-Happy Anniversary Ziba and Phebe Lyon Jackson 25 October 1798

Today I celebrate the marriage of my first cousin 6 times removed Ziba Jackson and his lovely wife Phebe Lyon Jackson.

Their marriage took place  on 25 October 1798  according to an entry in New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956

page 51

No.2 I Certify that the twenty-fifth of October AD 1798
I married Ziba Jackson of Pequannock township
Morris County New-Jersey to Phebe Lyon
page 52

of Mendham Township, County & State aforesaid
John J. Carles Minister
of the Gospels-

ZibaJackson marriage record 1

Ziba Jackson is the son of Benjamin and Abigail Mitchel(l) Jackson. Benjamin is the brother of Daniel Jackson, my 5th great-grandfather and Elizabeth Jackson Tompkin, my husbands 5th and 6th great-grandmother.

Ziba’s birth is found in Rockaway Records of Morris County,  N.J. Families” by J. Percy Crayon. as 2 Feb 1777, in Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey.   On his son Issac’s death certificate says he was born in Pennsylvannia and that Phebe was born in New Jersey. On this death certificate it does say that his parents are Ziba and Phebe Lyon Jackson.

This gentleman also served in the War of 1812.

Ziba and Phebe are found in Morris Township, Knox Co. Ohio by the 1830 census.

I find them both on F.A.G. buried in Old Fredericktown Cemetery
Also known as: Harmony Churchyard, Maple Grove Cemetery in Fredericktown, Knox Co. Ohio.

We find a list of five children for this couple at F.A.G. , I can only verify one and that is the above Issac.

Their children are as follows:

Aaron Case Jackson (1800 – 1879)
Nathaniel Mitchell Jackson (1803 – 1891)
Abbey C. Jackson Talmage (1810 – 1845)
Chalon Jackson (1815 – 1906)
Isaac Lyon Jackson (1823 – 1914)

We find a marker for his Uncle Daniel also at Old Frederickstown Cemetery, his actual burial is at Yankee Street Presbyterian Cemetery ,Chesterville ,Morrow County ,Ohio, USA. We also find his cousin’s buried in Knox Co. Ohio as well. They would be my McCartney Grandparents.  Jamima Jackson McCartney wife of Samuel Craig McCartney being the above Daniel’s granddaughter. If your keeping track she is 1st cousin once removed to Ziba.

Happy Hunting!