Happy 110th Birthday Nana/September 6, 1905/Sentemental Sunday

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Ruth and Mack taken about 1980 or so in Florida

This is one birthday I never seem to forget, and I am not sure why. Perhaps there are a  lot of dates that fall within this first week of September, a wedding anniversary, a friends birthday, a nephews birthday. Maybe it is because the change of seasons, I really don’t know but I do know not many years go by that I don’t remember Nana on her day.

Nana was born Adela Ruth Ogilvie on September 6, 1905 in Clarence, Iowa. Her parents are Rev. David M. and Barbara (Kaye) Ogilvie who where married on May 17, 1887 in Cook County Illinois.

She went by her middle name Ruth rather than Adela. Nana signed her name after she was married Ruth O. McCartney, so she kept  her maiden name intact.

Ruth is the youngest of eight, consisting of 2 boys and 6 girls, it must have been very interesting for the youngmen in that household at times.Ruth must have had an excellent teacher in the kitchen, and was  a quick study, for when she was 12, she was  awarded for her cooking abilities.  Somewhere along the line Ruth decided  to teach and she pursued that profession. In 1930 census we find her teaching in the Doylestown Schools located in Wayne County, Ohio. In Doylestown I am told is where she met her future husband, my Grandfather, W. W. McCartney aka Mack, at a church gathering. Ruth was also his Latin teacher.

Mack and Ruth where married on November 2, 1935 in Newark, Licking County, Ohio. According to Ohio law at that time, she gave up her teaching, to become a full time wife and a mother to two boys. James and Thomas (Jimmy and Tommy ). I must say Nana never stopped teaching! She always had something to share, whether it be music, nature, grammar, etiquette. Nana played both organ and piano, she learned this at an early age from one of the organist at one of her fathers many pastorates. Ruth was the ogranist at Old South Church in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio for a time.

By the time that I came along she was indeed a very busy lady, raising strawberries, helping grandpa with his orchard and garden and of course house work and her own flower gardens and all the other duties and hobbies that she had.

We as a family lost a treasure  to cancer on April 3, 1985, in North Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida. She now lies next to Grandpa at the South Cemetery on Rt. 306 (Chillicothe Rd.) Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio.

She is missed by many!

Happy Birthday Nana!

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Of Peoples and Piggies

Input  S. J. McCartney, Fredericksburgh, Ohio  <search>      google is thinking >>>>>> an wha la!

The page populates and there is new information on my 2x great grandfather, Silas J. McCartney, I believe he went by Jackson. That is another story for another day.

What I found on these pages where many things that had already been posted concerning Jackson, but there was something new! I always love it when the pages have more then the stuff that I have already added to the internet myself, or when I don’t find Paul McCartney until the third of forth page down!

The new information was actually a new genealogy that I had never seen before, which included Jackson.

From census records, I have been able to learn that Jackson was a farmer. I had not yet looked into the farm schedule which, gives you a pretty good idea of which husbandries they practiced. Many had both animals and crops other had one or the other. What I did find in the search was a digitized book on Google.com from the  Standard Poland-China Record Association, Maryville, Mo. You may ask what is Poland-China? I know I did and why was S.J. McCartney in this book? After all we are of Scottish descent or so I thought!

Poland-China, is the oldest American breed of swine. They were first bred in the Miami Valley in Ohio.

http://knowledgebase.lookseek.com/Poland-China-Pig.html

So this is where the genealogy comes in.  Jackson raised Poland-China swine and in this book it gives the names of the pigs that where bred how many pigglets and their sex. It also at least gives the parentage of the boar or sow.

Daisy

Farrowed April 11, 1888. Litter 11; raise boars 1; sows 5, Bred by Fred Kolb, Millersburgh Ohio sold to S. J. McCartney, Fredricksburgh Ohio, August 29, 1887; sold to Fred Kolb, Dec. 6, 1888; sold to J. N. Miller, Killbuck Ohio, Dec. 11, 1889.
Got by Tom’s U.S.A. 14132 Dinah (41050), by Starvation 1986,-Ora (41049), by Blackhawk 291-Abbey Dell (1300)

Sadies Best
Farrowed Oct, 4th 1887 Litter 7: raised-boars, 2 ; sows, 3 Dark spotted Split in ear

Bred by S. J. McCartney, Fredericksburgh, Wayne Co., Ohio; sold to W. F. Rumbaugh, Holmesville, Holmes Co., Ohio, Jan. 31, 1889; still owned by him March 1889.
Sire Black Chief 10611; he by Monaco 2d, 9651 out of Pearl,24808
Dam
1. Sadie, 39978, by Tom’s U.S.A. 10255 4. Daisy, 1374, by Abdallah, 651
2. Laura Bell, 29?66, by Luke Prince 5685 5. Blind Nelly Blye, 1254 by, Corry”s Buttler , 841
3. Nancy, 14492, by Lord Duplex 4009 6. Cheek, 2852, by Charley, 115

I have read that the low count of surviving pigglets is because the sows where so big that they had a tendancy to lay on the pigglets. Poland China are usually between 500 and 800 lbs, now that is a lot of bacon!

I now know two of his sow’s names and what one of the comodities that he raised on his farm was and who their ancestor where.

This has been a fun adventure in genealogy ! Just never know what is on the next page to be found!

Happy Hunting!

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Two as One

 

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-11

Does he trust you, can he put his full confidence in the fact that you will be there in thick and thin? Can you be trusted with the afairs of the family, the banking, the shopping and whatever else might be needed to do to be a help to your man and family? Can he trust that you only have good to say about him, or nothing at all, that you’re not telling friends what a louse he is, or just prehaps sharing things that should only be between a wife and her husband.

Yes, I know that this is some strong stuff! I think we have forgotten the dynamics of husband and wife precribed in the Bible.  Why do you suppose in the Christian Wedding vows it calls us ladies to respect our husbands.  Could it be that we have trouble with respect? Maybe because men thrive on respect, being held in high esteem. Whoa! you say what is there in this for me, and what if he doesn’t deserve such? Truly none of us are worthy of such perfects thoughts. Surely, I can’t say that I am so perfect that my spouse should regard me so that his love for me is like that of Christ, the he would give everything for me up to  and including his life.

Quoting Zig Ziglar

“If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag.”

I am wondering if this truth works in reverse, perhaps if you treat your man like a thoroughbred, perhaps you’ll not get a mule.

 

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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.

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Letter of Attorney/ Isaiah McCartney to James Wilson Esq. 1814

While searching for a connection between Isaiah McCartney and whom we believe to be his parents John and Margaret Clyde McCartney, I found a document that proves Isaiah’s connection to his wife Lettice/Lettis/Leticia Hudders.

I  found at  the Chester County Pennsylvania website a Letter of Attorney. I ordered a copy for 5.00 and what I recieved was a Letter of Attorney drawn up for Isaiah McCartney and Lettis Hudders now McCartney his wife. This was written up to give their good friend James Wilson Esq. permission to handle this affair.

Lettice was to have recieved half of a property that her grandfather James Hudders Senr left to her in a will. The other half to her sister Mary. The stipulation of the will was that their father James Hudders Jr. would have use of the land through his natural life. I am not sure why the girls recieved this and not their father, but I am sure there must be a story in there somewhere.  James Jr. was not the only child, and usually grandchildren, especially girls,  didn’t get much mention in wills in that time period.

I now have proof of their marriage, somewhere between 1795 when James Hudders passed and his will proven and 1814 when this document was written. I have a birth date for whom I believe to be the oldest child of 1805 so that narrows it down a bit more.

My new question now is, why is she selling off her portion. I also have a letter of attorney for her sister Mary, wishing to sell her portion as well, during the same time period.
James Jr I believe  died after this document was drawn up, perhaps in the 1820’s.

Know all men by these present that We Isaiah McCartney of the township of Derry in the County of Columbia and State of Pennsylvania and Lettis his wife one of the Grand daughters and heirs of James Hudders Senr late of Chester County East Nottingham Township deceased made his last will and testament in writing where in and whereby amongst other things he did give and devise a certain track of land unto his son James Hudders, two daughters, Lettis and Mary Now know ye that we Isaiah McCartney and Lettis Hudders now McCartney his wife have made constituted and appoint in our place and stead put and dispute our trusty and loving friend James Wilson Esq of the town of Oxford Township Chester County and state of Pennsylvania our true and lawful Attorney for us and in our names places and steads to grant bargain and sell or rent do anything he should think proper for to do with our part of the messuage or tract of ninety one acres of land situate in Lower Oxford Township Chester County State aforesaid joining land of James Thomas and John Watt and others with the appurtenances and all our estate right title and interest there in unto such person and persons and for such price or prices as shall think proper and also for us and in our names places and heads and as our proper act and deed to sign seal and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as shall be necessary for the absolute granting and a signing of the promises into the purchaser or purchasers in for simple giving and granting unto our said attorney by these presents our full and whole powers strength and authority in  and  about the premises to have use and to have use take all all lawful ways and means in our names for the purposes aforesaid and upon the receipts of the purchase money for the promises acquaintances or other sufficient discharge for us and in our names to make seal and deliver and generally all and every other act or acts things and things devise and (unreadable) the law what so ever needful and making to be done on and about the promises for us and in our names do execute and perform as fully largely and amply to all intents and purposes as if we ourselves might do or could do if personally present and attorneys one or more under him for the prupose aforesaid to make and constitute and again at pleasure to revoke, hereby ratifying allowing and holding firm and effected all and what so ever our said attorney shall lawfully do do in and about the premises by virtue here of I witness where of we have here unto set our hands and seals this 23 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen Isaiah McCartney (seal) Lettice McCartney (seal) Witness present Thomas Laird Letty Miller Columbia County  be it remembered that on the day of the of the above written route letters of Attorney personally came before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in a and for the County of Columbia the above and within names Isaiah McCartney and Lettis his wife and acknowledge the above as and for their act and deed witness my hand and seal of office date aforesaid Thomas Laird (seal) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Columbia County I George A. Frick Prothonatory for said county do certify that Thomas Laird is duly commissioned as Justice of the Peace for said county witness my hand and seal of Office Know all me by these present that We Isaiah McCartney of the township of Derry in the County of Columbia and State of Pennsylvania and Lettis his wife one of the Grand daughters and heirs of James Hudders Senr late of Chester County East Nottingham Township deceased made his last will and testament in writing where in and whereby amongst other things he did give and devise a certain track of land unto his son James Hudders, two daughters, Lettis and Mary Now know ye that we Isaiah McCartney and Lettis Hudders now McCartney his wife have made constituted and appoint in our place and stead put and dispute our trusty and loving friend James Wilson Esq of the town of Oxford Township Chester County and state of Pennsylvania our true and lawful attorney for us and in our names places and steads to grant bargain and sell or rent do anything he should think proper for to do with our part of the messuage or tract of ninety one acres of land situate in Lower Oxford Township Chester County State aforesaid joining land of James Thomas and John Watt and others with the appurtenances and all our estate right title and interest there in unto such person and persons and for such price or prices as shall think proper and also for us and in our names places and heads and as our proper act and deed to sign seal and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance as shall be necessary for the absolute granting and a signing of the promises into the purchaser or purchasers in for simple giving and granting unto our said attorney by these presents our full and whole powers strength and authority in  and  about the premises to have use and to have use take all all lawful ways and means in our names for the purposes aforesaid and upon the receipts of the purchase money for the promises acquaintances or other sufficient discharge for us and in our names to make seal and deliver and generally all and every other act or acts things and things devise and (unreadable) the law what so ever needful and making to be done on and about the promises for us and in our names do execute and perform as fully largely and amply to all intents and purposes as if we ourselves might do or could do if personally present and attorneys one or more under him for the purpose aforesaid to make and constitute and again at pleasure to revoke, hereby ratifying allowing and holding firm and effected all and what so ever our said attorney shall lawfully do do in and about the premisses by virtue here of I witness where of we have here unto set our hands and seals this 23 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen Isaiah McCartney (seal) Lettice McCartney (seal) Witness present Thomas Laird Letty Miller Columbia County  be it remembered that on the day of the of the above written route letters of Attorney personally came before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in a and for the County of Columbia the above and within names Isaiah McCartney and Lettis his wife and acknowledge the above as and for their act and deed witness my hand and seal of office date aforesaid Thomas Laird (seal) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Columbia County I George A. Frick Prothonotary for said county do certify that Thomas Laird is duly commissioned as Justice of the Peace for said county witness my hand and seal of Office

April 29 1814 George A. Frick

Recorded Aug 11 1815

I find it rather funny (odd) that I ordered this document in August, somewhere near the bi-centenial of it writing. Guess it was meant for me to find it then.

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