Monday, October 02, 2006

Lacey Willis: "Who's your momma/daddy?" Genealogy Project 401 Findings

Lacey Willis, from Douglas County, recently asked for assistance in outlining her family tree and looking for any historical information regarding her family.

While still rooting around... here are a few of our favorite Lacey Willis Family Tree findings:

1) Lacey is at least a fourth generation Oregonian.

Name: Andrew ALGER
Given Name: Andrew
Surname: Alger
Sex: M
Birth: 1618 in Dunston,Devinshire,England 1
Death: 9 Oct 1675 in Scarborough,York,Cumberland Co.,ME
BIOGRAPHY: Andrew was a fisherman by trade. He was also a juryman, constable,
selectman and surveyor.
Andrew ALGER named his plantation "Dunster" after his birthplace.He named this tract of land "Dunstan." "Blue Point" was named after apart of Yealmpton, Devonshire. a thousand acres of land with his brother Arthur ABT 1651 Blue Point, It was purchased from the localIndians. One of the Indians made a formal declaration confirming the1651 sale on 19 Sep 1659.
Immigrated in 1632 to Richmond's Island, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME U. S. A. He immigrated with John Winter to go fishing and became one of the first Maine fishing captains

DEATH: Andrew ALGER was killed with his brother Arthur by Indians.10 Oct as result of Indian attack at Scarborough. Noted dates for his death are 10/9, 10 or 12th.


Sex: M
Birth: 18 Dec 1630 in BRAINTREE, ESSEX, ENG
Death: 23 Jul 1688 in HARTFORD, CONN
Barbour, Lucius Barnes. Families of Early Hartford, CT 11982, p. 593-4
ws freeman 1652; townsman 1653; deputy 1660, 1661; chosen Treasurer to
succeed his father 17 May 1660, which office he held until 1676, when he
resigned and was appointed to the command of the troops raised for King
Philip's War. He was always victorious and obtained great renown as an
Indian fighter. He was one of the patentees named in the Charter of
1662, and that document was entrusted to Wyllys, Talcott and Allyn for
safe keeping. He died leaving a numerous family.
Manwaring, I, p. 509-10. Invt. of the Estate of John Talcott Esq.,
Lieutenant Colonall & one of his Matie's Justices of the Peace & Quorum
for the County of Hartford, who died 23 July, 1688, the total amount of
Personal Esate being Inventoried at L282-03-06. Taken the 18 of
September, 1688, by John Gilbert & Jonathan Ashley. In Lands,
L1941-00-00. Taken 3 November, 1689. Also 2 Negroes, an Indian Boy and
an Indian Girle, & a Bull, L41-00-00. Total: L2272-03-06. Court
Record, Page 8--20 November, 1689: The Personal Estae Distributed by the
Adms. & Nathaniel Stanly. The Real Estate to be left for the
Consideration of the Court of Assistants until May next. Note: The
eldest son surviving made claim to the whole of the realty as his by
right under English law. Two parcells of land, given by Joshua Sachem,
not divided.
Contents unknown.
Olney, Sandra Sutphin. Passengers on the "Lion" from England to Boaston,
1632, p. 488. There is a monument in Great Barrington, MA, at the ford
in the Housatonic River where the last battle of the King Phillip's war
was fought. John was appointed Chief Military Officer of Hartford County
in 1672, was a Major in 1673.

Name: Edwin Whiting
Sex: M
Birth: 9 SEP 1809 in Lee, Berkshire Co., MA
Death: 8 DEC 1890 in Mapleton, Utah County, Utah
Early Mormon pioneer. Edwin was a nurseryman by trade. He established a tree nursery, a sawmill, and a retail store after moving to Utah. He was a member of the Utah legislature in 1859-1860 and was also Mayor of Manti, Utah.

Name: Sylvanus Hulet
Sex: M
Birth: 7 NOV 1758 in Killingly, Windham, CT
Death: 10 NOV 1824 in Nelson, Portage, Ohio
Sylvanus Hulet is in a descriptive list of men raised in Berkshire county to serve in the Continental army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received of Justin Ely, commissioner by Capt. Christopher Marshall, at Springfield, July 16, 1779, Capt. Lancaster's co. Col.Ashley's regt.; age, 20 years; stature, 5 foot, 10 inches; complexion, dark; engaged for town of Tyringham; also , list of 9 months men; entered service July 10, 1779; discharged April 10, 1780; also Private, Lieut. Solomon Jackson's co., Col. John Ashley's regt.; enlisted Oct. 13, 1781; discharged Oct. 10, 1781; service 12 days, including 4 days (84) miles travel home; company marched from Berkshire co. under command of Lieut. Col. John Collar by order of Col. John Ashley, Jr., on an alarm at the northward.
5'10' with dark complexion. [MA Soldiers and Sailors]

Pension (S41672) mentions Charlotte, Sylvester, Francis and Mary.

Sylvanus was a soldier in two campaigns in the Revolutionary War, against Bourgogne in 1777 and against Arnold, who burned his hometown in South Connecticut in 1780. Three brothers, John, Sylvanus and Samuel were partners in a blacksmith and wagonmaking shop and a mill in the edge of Lee township against Tyringham twp, Berkshire, MA. Samuel died March 6, 1813. the farm was valued at $35 per acre. The estate was settled and by 1815 Sylvanus and John had moved to Nelson Twp., Portage Co., OH. When Sylvanus applied for a Revolutionary Pension in 1820, his 160 acres was valued at $3 per acre.

Name: Josnorum Scoenoti Running Deer
Given Name: Josnorum Scoenoti Running Deer
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 1718 in of the Mohawk River Valley,Albany,New York
Said to marry Charles Squawman. Charles and Running Deer are Mohawk Native Americans.

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