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Sunday, October 30, 2011

UPDATE: Louisa Marie Mann and Elizabeth Ann Cloud

I found the obituaries for Louisa Marie Mann and Elizabeth Ann Cloud.  Please click on their names to read their full blogs.

First Louisa:

We can see from this obituary that all four of Louisa's children were still living when she passed away.  It was originally thought that her daughter, Maria, had passed away before her.  I was hoping to confirm the maiden name of Louisa's mother, Lucinda.  It is believed to be McKinney but I don't have paper proof....yet.

Second Elizabeth:

We can see from this obituary that Elizabeth leaves behind three children to mourn her loss.  In my original blog I speculated that she had four children - obviously wrong.  

Both obituaries were posted the same day in The Southern Advocate.  It was a sad month for James Madison Cloud for this was his wife and his sister that passed away so close together.  It is unknown what they died from.

I be updating both blogs with added information.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ann M Mann

Ann M Mann is my 3rd Great Grand Aunt.  Her sister, Louisa Marie Mann, is my 3rd Great Grandmother.

Ann was born about 1836 in Tennessee.  She is the daughter of William Mann and Lucinda McKinney.

The first record found for Ann Mann is presumably the 1840 Federal Census.  This census did not list the names of children so we can assume she is one of the female children listed under William Mann.  They are living in Madison County, Alabama.

The next record is the 1850 Federal Census.  This record indicates that Ann has attended school within that year.  The family is again found living in Madison County, Alabama.  A marriage record for Ann can be found on the Madison County website, http://madisoncountyal.gov/mcrc/index.shtml . I don't have a copy of the record but it appears one could order a copy here.  She is married 6 August 1855 in Madison County, Alabama to William Gibson.

The next federal census of 1860 finds Ann and her new husband, William, living next door to her parents.  Her husband's profession is a fisherman.  He could have been fishing at the Madison County Lake which is over 100 acres big.  There are also a few rivers in the area.  They have two young daughters in 1860; Frances and Martha.

The 1870 Federal Census finds the family in the same location.  William is still a fisherman by trade.  The family has grown; there are three additional children.  They are Preston, Margaret and Mary.  They are surrounded by family living next door to some McKinney cousins and William's brother, James.

Only one more record is found for Ann.  That is the 1880 Federal Census.  The family has turned from fishing to farming at this time yet still reside in the same general area of Madison County, Alabama.  Three more children are born to Ann and William; Sarah, J.W. and A.L.

It is not known when Ann passed away or where she is buried.

The following children were born to Ann M Mann and William Gibson:

1. Frances Gibson - born July 1857 in Madison County, Alabama.  Died 17 July 1939 in Brownsboro, Madison County, Alabama.  Married James Tabor.
2. Martha Gibson - born March 1859 in Madison County, Alabama.  Died after 1930.  Marriage unknown.
3. Preston Samuels Gibson - born about 1861 in Madison County, Alabama.  Died after 1880.  Married Elizabeth Chesterson.
4. Margaret Matilda Gibson - born August 1863 in Madison County, Alabama.  Died 22 October 1933 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.  Married Benjamin Franklin Quinn.
5. Mary "Mollie" Gibson - born May 1864 in Madison County, Alabama.  Died 15 September 1942 in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.  Married (1st) George Vann.  Married (2nd) L.A.B. Moss.
6. Sarah Gibson - born about 1872 in Madison County, Alabama.  Death unknown.  Marriage Unknown.
7. John W Gibson - born June 1874 in Madison County, Alabama.  Died after 1910.  Marriage Unknown.
8. Annie Lee Gibson - born April 1877 in Madison County, Alabama.  Died 4 September 1953 in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.  Married Lemuel Turner Corum.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

William Oliver Balderston

William Oliver Balderston is the 2nd Great Grand Uncle to my wife.  William is the son of Stephen B Balderston and Jane Squibb.  William was born 6 May 1850 in Colerain, Belmont County, Ohio.

William is only one month old in the first record he is found in.  This is the 1850 Federal Census which finds him and his family living in Colerain, Belmont County, Ohio.  William's mother, Jane, dies in 1859. Sometime before 1860 his family moves to Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois as this is where he father, Stephen, remarries to Mary Brenn in 1860.

The next record for William is the Illinois State Census of 1865.  I cannot locate the family in the 1860 Federal Census.  In 1865 we can find his father Stephen Balderston living in Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois.  This census only lists head of households but does list the males and females living at home.  William would be the male living at home between the age of 10 and 20.

I cannot locate William Oliver Balderston in the 1870 Federal Census.  He next found still in Magnolia but living as a servant in the household of John and Mary VanHorn in the 1880 Census.  The VanHorn's are farmers so one would assume that William is farming for them.  In this census he is listed as Oliver Balderston.

William marries around 1893 to Mary Jane Rolley in Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois.  By the 1900 Federal Census William and Mary have two daughters, Jeanette and Margaret.  William is listed as a groceryman in 1900.  Mary's father, John Rolley, is living with them.

William Oliver Balderston dies 29 December 1902 in Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois.  His widow, Mary Jane, remarries to John Dean sometime around 1904.  Mary and her new husband are found in the 1910 Federal Census still living in Magnolia, Putnam County, Illinois.  Mary now has three children, Jeanette, Margaret and 4 year old Ethel Leona Dean.

It is not known if Jeanette Balderston or Margaret Balderston ever marry.  I found several newspaper articles in the 1920's for Jeanette in Illinois where she was a teacher.  It references her sister, Ethel, but never Margaret or her parents.   Ethel married a William Comstock.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sarah J, Lucly and Edy C Mann

Sarah, Lucly, William and Edy are all children of William Mann and Lucinda McKinney.

Not much is known about any of them.  I will recap what little is known below.

Sarah J Mann

Sarah was born about 1833 according to the only record found for her, the 1850 Federal Census.  We find her still living at home in this census.  The census indicates that she was born in Tennessee.  Looking in the old marriage records for Madison County, Alabama (where she was living in 1850) there are two Sarah Manns found.  One was married in 1825 and the other in 1886.  I assume that neither of these are her.

Lucly Mann

The 1850 Federal Census record is also the only record where find the sister of Sarah.  I am not really sure what her name is so I will paste it here and you can take a look for yourself.  The record indicates the she was born in Alabama around 1840.  I assume if may be some variation of her mother's name, Lucinda.  It looks like it may end in 'sy'.  What do you think?

I have wondered if this child is still found living with her parents in the 1860 Federal Census.  There is a Linda found living with them in 1860..see below.  She would be the last adult listed with the surname of Cannard, along with a child Nettie.  I think it may be possible that this is her.

Edy C Mann

Edy is only found in the 1850 census.  Since Edy was only a year old in 1850 and then not found in the 1860 census she most likely passed away prior to 1860.