I received a most interesting letter in my email last week out of the blue, mind you she must have known of me, but I not of her. The email was from Missy Wolfe and it was telling me about a book she had written about life in early New England 1610-1665 it was entitled Insubordinate Spirit. I found it even more interesting that I had just completed another book about another person that possessed such a spirit among again some of the first settlers of New England, Martha Allen Carrier. It seems that things like this come in threes, my mother was also reading the Traitors Wife, which is also a book about Martha Carrier. These last two books about Martha Carrier are historical fictions written by Kathleen Kent and are well done. The first book is by Missy Wolfe and it is actually a non fiction history of Elizabeth Fones Winthrop Feake Hallett’s life and times. Need I say, being a Hallett descendant, that it took me no time to get to Amazon.com and order the book and read it.
Insubordinate Spirit-A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America 1610-1665 is a well written book. I found it very easy to read and very easy to follow. Missy tells of life and politics and religion and the play between these institutions and the effects they had on Elizabeth and her family. The book is not highly technical in that it is not in legal jargon but in layman’s terms. She has done her homework well and found some very interesting information on Johana Winthrop Lyon, Elizabeth’s oldest child from her first marriage to the son of John Winthrop Sr. , her Uncle and then also her father in law. I am glad I read it and I think after reading it, I just might need to re-read the Winthrop Women a historical fiction by Anya Seaton , knowing and understand a little more of what was going on in her surroundings. I am sure will make that book even more interesting.
You can find the book at Amazon.com. I will gladly add this to my genealogy book collection.
This piece is unsolicited and my work. I received no compensation for writing this piece.
My lineage from William and Elizabeth Hallett is:
2-Col. William Hallett
4-General Joseph Jackson
6-Silas (2) Jackson
+Mary Polly Peterman
+Samuel Craig McCartney
8-Silas Jackson McCartney
+Nancy “Nannie” Curl Terry
9-Arthur Cellus McCartney
+Christina S. Cutter
10-Willard Warren McCartney
+ Adela Ruth Ogilvie
11-James R. McCartney
+ Dency J. Terrill
12-Julia K. McCartney
+ James E. Hogston
This weeks SNGF from Randy Seaver is What is Your Matrilineal Line? (I am a few? days late posting this you can still have fun with this and I don’t think Randy would mind hearing from you even at this late
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA is passed to you!
2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.
3) Post your responses on your own blog post, in Comments to this blog post, or in a Status line on Facebook or in your Stream at Google Plus.
4) If you have done this before, please do your father’s matrilineal line, or your grandfather’s matrilineal line, or your spouse’s matrilineal line.
5) Does this list spur you to find distant cousins that might share one of your matrilineal lines?
Here is mine:
Julia K. McCartney Hogston
Dency Terrill (1939 Cleveland ,Ohio ) married James McCartney
Arleen L. Beach (13 Aug 1907 Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio-2 Sep 1972 Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio) married Walter I. Terrill
Adah Mae Upson (11 Dec 1882 Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio-29 Jul 1929 Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio) married Clark I. Beach
Kitty Sweet (23 Jul 1858-8 Jun 1935) m. Frank Upson
Betsey Eliz Cheney (before 3 Nov 1853 Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio) m. Pembrook Summerset Sweet
My mother just received the results from her test and we belong to Haplogroup H.
I think it would be fun meeting distant cousins that belong to the same group, but doing genealogy on the internet I am sure I have already met or have been in contact with a few. We just don’t know it yet.
Betsy is our problem child in this part of the family. This is running late because Mom was out-of-town and I wasn’t sure what group she had said. Then I just didn’t get around to finishing this up and posting it.
Hosted by Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number by 50 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your “roulette number.”
2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an “ahnentafel”). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?
3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the “roulette number.”
4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on Genea-Musing blog post.
5) If you do not have a person’s name for your “roulette number” then spin the wheel again – pick a great-grandmother, a grandparent, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!
Here is mine
I chose my great grandfather Arthur C. McCartney (1889-1971), divide 1889 by 50 and you get 37.78 rounded to 38 and that brings us to
2) My third great grandfather Charles B. Starrett (Sterrett) vital information that I have on Charles B. Starrett are from the 1880 and 1850 United States Census for Ohio. His birth year is given as 1820 and the birth state is Maryland. His spouse is Sarah Sterling Starrett. He and Sarah where residing in Franklin, Wayne Co. Ohio in 1880. The census also gives Ireland as his fathers birthplace and his mothers birthplace as Pennsylvania as well as Sarah’s birthplace. Charles surname is spelled Sterrette on his daughter Sarah Jane Starrett Cutter death certificate.
3) Three facts about Charles B. Starrett (Sterrett) are:
a. Charles and Sarah Starrett had at least two children:
Sarah Jane Starrett b. 6 Jun 1863 Wayne Co. OH d. 4 Jan 1924 she married Harry M. Cutter on 25 Oct 1883 Wayne Co., OH. (my second great grandparents)
John Beatty Sterret b. 26 Apr 1858 Ohio d. 3 Nov 1933 Shreve, Wayne, Ohio he married Margaret Carson.
b. Charles’ fathers name was David. Mothers name Jane (1850 Census)
c. He had possibly two sisters Ann and Elizabeth. (1850 census)
Amanuensis Monday – An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
The following History will be presented in 6 parts each one being posted on Monday. This is a History of the Presbyterian Church in Dresden Ohio as of 1919, that is in my possession. My Great Grandfather was the Pastor of the Church when this piece was commissioned. I have pulled it from a earlier posting on my rootsweb family website. I hope that it brings information you can use or maybe an interesting read. Enjoy! There is more to Dresden then baskets
1819- Dresden Presbyterian Church History -1919
written by Mrs. T.M. (Mary Louise Cresap) Stevenson
Thirteenth Pastor-Rev. F.B. Shumaker
In the fall after the resignation of Dr. Barnes, September 6th, Rev. F.B. Shumaker took charge of this field, with his young wife. Their son, John Calvin, was the first child born in the Manse, and was consequently very dear to the congregation. It was with sorrowful tidings to us when he passed away. When Rev. Shumaker was ready and willing to go, after four years’ stay, it seemed almost wrong to this congregation. God’s blessing had rested upon his labors and those of Mrs. Shumaker. Her sweet voice lingers with us yet, and her gentle presence. But after a season of Church prosperity and blessing they went, regretted by all.
Fourteenth Pastor-Rev. Dr. D. W. Macleod
(April 12, 1908-November 30, 1912)
The following spring after Rev. Shumaker accepted another call, we were very fortunate in securing the services of Dr. and Mrs. Macleod. Mrs. Macleod seemed on of us, from the very beginning. Little Martha added greatly to the life of the manse, which was still the house of the people. The Sabbath School Teachers meetings were power with Dr. Macleod as leader. The Prayer Meetings were programs on which every member on the Church roll had a place at least once a year, thus insuring their presence-three or four on duty each meeting, to sing, recite, read a paper on Church history and heroes. One who serves is always more interested. Dr. Macleod gave us many doctrinal sermons, making deep things plain. This fed the flock and rejoiced the hearts of the thinkers. Again the Church was blessed with many new additions.
Little Martha was not long alone in the manse. Wee Christina and Donald Jr., came along to add to the joy of the home and the congregation. The children of our beloved pastors are our very won and we shall always keep in touch with them all, from the Lehmans, on and on.
But other fields were white to the harvest, and like our other pastors, Dr. Macleod thought he must go where he could reach the greatest numbers. Mrs. Macleod, besides all her family cares, was always ready for service, ministering to the sick, answering calls for aid and the many demands on heart and hands. After a short four and a half years they went to East Liverpool, where they are doing a wonderful work. Instead of murmuring we should be thankful for the blessings we received through these anointed ones and be willing to share with these others-(but we are not very).
Fifteenth Pastor-Rev. S.V. Bergen
(March 30, 1913-April 28, 1915)
Rev. Bergen came of a ministerial family. His father, Rev. S.L. Bergen, was at Frazeysburg at the same time, and his brother, Rev. H. Bergen, was at Dennison. Rev. Bergen took charge of this Church at the time of the flood of 1913. He endeared himself greatly to the working men by laboring with them , night and day, in those strenuous times, evincing through his labors, his kindly humanity, aiding them untiringly, all these days to save the lives and the property of the poor and the stranded. One working man remarked, when the worst was over, to a Presbyterian, “That preacher of yours is every inch a man; he never quits till we all quit.” Mrs. Bergen assisted in the choir and did what she could, being an invalid. To them and to us, came another child to the manse. Rev. Bergen was a good sermonizer and full of energy. One sermon on “John Huss, the Martyr,” was greatly appreciated by all. To Rev. Bergen we owe the Tabernacle and a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and an uplift to the whole community. Many were added to the various church ” of such as shall be saved.”
After two years service Rev. Bergen resigned. His last message to us was a sad one; “Our little William has passed to the Heavenly Father’s care.” This message came from a Y.M.C.A. Army Camp, where Rev. Bergen was serving God and his country.
Sixteenth Pastor-Rev. D.M. Ogilvie
(April 28, 1915-1934*)
It is a great blessing to a Church to have only a short interim between pastors. Piety is at a low ebb when the people are indifferent. Few Churches have been as fortunate in its pastors as the Dresden Presbyterian Church. We are thankful to God for our “Apostolic Succession.”
For their eminent Christian character, their high intellectual agility, their great efficiency and the universal charm and grace of manner in all these pastors, and their wives have been elect, self-sacrificing ladies, who combined the spirit of Mary and the capability of Martha; and who the Lord has blessed us, and through our Church, advanced His own Kingdom these one hundred years. Truly, “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.”
We believe in long pastorates. We hope this one may round out a quarter of a century at least. Shall we review this Apostolic Succession to whom we owe so much, first adding our testimony to generous hospitality, the pleasant companionship and great efficiency of the present Mistress of the Manse? They, too have passed through the deep waters, their son Kaye dying for his country in the fields of France, just when we expected danger was over.
* date added to booklet by Adela Ruth Oglivie Mccartney (daughter of David M. and Barbara J. Ogilvie)