The following are three additional tidbits of information I have found in the last several weeks.
- According to the 1860 census Abner Fish (gggg-grandfather) had 160 acres of improved land and 400 acres of unimproved land
- Fredrick Ellingson (gg-grandfather) moved to Cavalier County, North Dakota with two of his daughters and their families in 1882.
- In 1839 Phineas Young (gggg-grandfather) bought a lot in Dublin, Wayne County, Indiana that was approximately 22 yards by 71 yards. This is about the size of one/third of an acre. He bought it for forty dollars. It was measured in rods (a rod is about 5.5 yards). Part of the deed for this is shown in the picture. I am assuming the Bells and Albrights owned the lots on either side of his lot.
My parent's 65th wedding anniversary is soon and I began wondering how many married couples in my ancestry have had more wedding anniversaries then sixty five. My mother has a brother and he and his wife recently celebrated their 68th anniversary. The couple with the most wedding anniversaries though are my ggg-grandparents John S. Young and his wife Mary B.C. Young (picture). He was born in 1824 and she in 1825. They were married on January 20, 1846. He died on January 3,1916 just short of their 70th anniversary. She passed away the following year.
I am going to have to change my mind on when and where my 6th great-grandfather Basil Burgess died. There are two possiblities on where he died. One in the Anne Arundel County/Prince George County area of Maryland in 1786 which I had previously believed (see April 23rd entry) and according to family tradition somewhere in the mountains of Western Maryland. This was while the whole family was migrating. I now believe it is the later. In 1780 Basil was still in Anne Arundel County (see picture). I recently came across records showing that his wife Anne was paying taxes in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1785. Basil must have died somewhere between 1780 and 1785.
Here are some new bits of information that I have found about my gg-grandfather Lorenzo Dow Weinhart.
- In 1902 he purchased $1,940 worth of poultry (he was in the poultry and eggs business)
- The picture shows two of his business advertisments along with ads from other businesses in Ankeny, Iowa
- On December 12,1902 Lorenzo along with 10 other Ankeny citizens had a notice published in the Ankeny Times asking for a public meeting to discuss incorporating Ankeny as a town
- Lorenzo was the fourth mayor of Ankeny (1910) after it became a town in 1903
Phineas/Pheneas Young is one of my gggg-grandfathers. He is the father of John Sargood Young. All I had about him was the information concerning him from the 1830 census (the picture) and the 1840 census. Several days ago I came across an article about Phineas from the Washington Observer (I believe that is the correct name of the newspaper) from Monday Novemeber 28, 1825. It stated "Sheriff's sale December 19, 1825 - Phineas Young, 50 acres of land in Fallowfield Township about 30 which is cleared 2 of meadow, and orchard of nearly 100 trees, a sugar camp, and coal bank. Small log house one story high. Also defendant's interest in fulling mill, being the 1/4 adjoining lands of Henry Shepler and others. Taken at suits of Thomas A. McGrew." The date of the article (December, 1825) is interesting and raises questions in that his son John Sargood Young was born in Ohio in 1824 and the family was living in Indiana in 1830.
This is a picture of my gg-grandmother Guri Lien. She was born in Norway in 1824. In 1861 she came to America with her six children leaving her husband in Norway to finish up the family business. Also I believe they were having marital problems. He didn't make it to American until the early 1880's. Guri and her family first traveled to western Minnesota and then was forced back to eastern Minnesota (Rice and Goodhue counties) due the Indian uprising. She was able to marry off all her daughters to farmers in the area and in the late 1870's and early 1880's she went with her son and his family to South Dakota to homestead there. Along with her son she traveled back to Norway in 1875 for legal reasons involving the selling of her and her husband's farm. She died in 1901 in Holden, Minnesota (Goodhue County). Her oldest daughter Astrid was a g-grandmother on my father's side.