Part 894bd – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – GG-Grandfather Jacques (Jacob) Brunhammer – Death May 8, 1903

10 March 2016

Good Day,

And who says patience does pay off? Thank you Diane in Pennsylvania, once again. It has been 13 years since we have been looking for great-great-grandfather Jacques (aka Jacob) Brunhammer’s final resting place.


Great-great grandfather Jacques (aka Jacob) passed away May 8, 1903 in Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He is buried at the Old St. Williams Cemetery on West Street in Ware.

He was 65 1/2 years, 17 days old. The record of his birth date, which we have on file, is October 22, 1837 in Dornach, Haut Rhin, Alsace, France. The death register is incorrect as it indicates that his birthplace is “Paris, France.”

I wrote about and presented his 1837 birth registration in Part 133b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1837 Birth Jacques (Jacob) Brunhammer of A Genealogy Hunt.

According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Return of A Death gg-grandfather Jacob (aka Jacques) passed way from “Lagrippe” (translated: Influenza) and “Heart Failure”.

Citation: FHL 2069137 Image 1135 of 1880

Death registers, 1901-1905
Taunton [Aug. 18 - Dec. 31], v. 52 1903 (begins with the name Reilly, Hugh H.) Templeton to Uxbridge [May 01>], v. 53 1903 Wakefield to Warren [May 01>], v. 54 1903 Warwick to West Tisbury [May 01>], v. 55 1903 Westborough [May 01 - Aug. 24], v. 56 1903 (ends with the name Lyons, Mary)

"Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11848-179980-3?cc=1463156 : accessed 9 March 2016), 2069137 (004292283) > image 1135 of 1880; State Archives, Boston.

GG-Grandfather Jacob/Jacques’ wife and our gg-grandmother Marie/Mary (née Katz) Brunhammer were the original Brunhammers, and family who landed at Philadelphia in 1875 and 1876 Part 92b – Brunhammer Genealogy – A New Start. All-things-being-equal all Brunhammers and Brunhamers today in the United States can and should be able to trace their ancestry to Jacques and Marie. Yes we at A Genealogy Hunt do dig and present roots further back in time, but this is the real connection.

GG-Grandfather Jacques/Jacob is buried in St. Williams Cemetery in Ware, Massachusetts and gg-grandmother Marie/Mary is buried at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Part 558b – Brunhammer Genealogy – GG-Grandmother Mary Brunhammer’s Final Resting Place Found! Based on this information their resting places are 277 miles apart.



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Regards,

Jim
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Part 893s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – GGG-Grandfather James Smith – The Continued Search

20 February 2016

Good Day,

I'm back.


The search never, ever ends. I am still looking for the possible origin of my 3-times great grandfather James Smith.

In the past couple of weeks my cousin made a fantastic discovery. It was a letter penned by a great-aunt to his mother. The discovery is a possible measure of luck which may or may not provide a clue to the search of the origins of our great-great-great-grandfather James Smith. The last sentence of the note/letter is what has definitely piqued our interest.

As transcribed, (thank-you David) –

“Your great grandmother (Ella) Granny Smiths was born in Eng. (York I think) he was an Anglican priest; Rev Alexander Scott- he married Sarah Ann Roseta McKowen, whose father was an Irish D; Mckowen-Mrs. Mckowen was the daughter of a Mrs. McEwen they came from Aberdeen Scotland. Granny Smiths; father & mother went to Nassau when they married. Their children were born there. They then went to Jamaica, where grandfather Scott died & Gran Scott came back to Grenada with 3 children. Ella, Hubert & Percy. Ella (your gran) Hubert lived in Trinidad and died there & Percy died at the age of 92 and is buried here. Ella my mother, & your Gran (Scott) married William James Smith my father whose Grandfather came from Glasgow.”

It is great-aunt Olive’s last sentence

“Ella my mother, & your Gran (Scott) married William James Smith my father whose Grandfather came from Glasgow.”
that provided me with the impetus and motivation to check another path of research.

From my previous research and write-up, Part 347s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Indenture Research – 1842 James Smith – LWT – Distribution ggg-grandfather James Smith in his last will and testament mentions his sister Betsy (née Smith) La Grenade two times.

Given this fact, ggg-grandfather James had a sister Betsy, and that grandaunt Olive mentions that her father, my great-grandfather William James Smith’s grandfather came from Glasgow, I thought that I may search the FHL Scottish Parish Records for the birth and/or christening records of a brother and a sister born in the area of Glasgow. I increased my search to include the county of Lanarkshire as on older maps Glasgow is found within the area pre-1975. As ggg-grandfather James passed away in Grenada in about 1843 I set the range of my search for the siblings’ records to 1760 through 1800.

These are the parameters of my search –

  1. The years 1760 – 1800, first pass.
  2. All birth and christening (baptism) records as indexed in the Scottish Parish Records LDS database.
  3. All birth and christening records specific to the county of Lanark.
  4. All birth and christening records record for a male child named James.
  5. All birth and christening records record for a female child named Elizabeth, Elisabeth, Betty and other variations. I did not find a record for the spelling of Betsy. (I did find a site which very nicely charts out names that may be related to that of Elizabeth – Behind the Name ).

To date I have found 72 Elizabeth, et al, records and 146 James records. Now the matching to same/mutual parents begins, if possible.

Here's a sampling of the records I have recorded.


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Regards,

Jim
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Part 892bm – Brunhammer McAteer Genealogy – GG-Grandfather Edward McAteer – 1888 Inventory and Appraisement

12 February 2015

Good Day,

The work continues of my search and research for information of great-great-grandfather Edward McAteer. Following my previous postings I now have the 1888 Inventory and Appraisement document dated and filed November 17, 1888.


As you can see from the cover sheet great-great-grandfather Edward McAteer as indicated “Deceased”.

The first document –


Transcribed –

No
1
BedroomValue20.00
"
2
"
"
10.00
"
3
"
"
15.00
FrontRoomdown stairs60.00
Diningroomfurniture15.00
Kitchen
"
40.00
1Cow
50.00
1Heifer
25.00
235.00


James Black
John Black Sr

Appraisers.


The second document -



Source: Family History Library - Microfile Number: 2188323; Item Number RG-2545; Individual Name: Edward McAteer; Record Title: Probate - RG-2545; Event Type: D; Event Date: 1888-1889; Event Place: Wilmington, Delaware; Volume Number: Series 001

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Regards,

Jim
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Part 891bm – Brunhammer McAteer Genealogy – 1888 Death Certificate – GG-Grandfather Edward McAteer

11 February 2015

Good Day,
1819 Lovering Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware - Google Maps - Sep 2014

And the search and research continues. I discovered the Physicians’ Certificate of a Death for gg-grandfather Edward McAteer. It is dated June 12th 1888 in Wilmington, Delaware.

The image of the Certificate –


My transcription –

McAteer, Edward

Physicians’ Certificate of a Death.

Died, June 12th 1888
Name, Edward McAteer
Native of Ireland
Sex, Male – Married or Single. Married
Color, White
Age, 59 Years
Residence, 1819 Lovering Avenue
Occupation, Laborer
Disease, Paralysis
Complications,
Father’s Name and Nativity,
Mother’s Name and Nativity,

James A. Draper Physician

I certify that the above is a true return, to the best of my belief.
D. T. Kilroy


Citation: "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11119-177605-64?cc=1520546), 004145859 > image 192 of 699; Hall of Records, Dover.

More documentation to follow.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas at A Genealogy Hunt.

Jim
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Part 890bm – Brunhammer McAteer Genealogy – GG-Grandfather Edward McAteer – Will, June 29, 1888

10 February 2015

Good Day,

Today a tremendous find.


I just found and received the Will and Inventory and Appraisement for Andy Brunhammer's great-great-grandfather Edward McAteer. The dates are June 29 and November 17, 1888, respectively.


With the documents also included is the December 3, 1889 First and Final Settlement of his estate.

GG-Grandfather Edward McAteer’s Will –


This is my transcription of gg-grandfather Edward’s Will –

C.F. Thomas & Co.,
Wilmington, Del.

Wilmington, State of Delaware,
Twenty third day of March 1888, A.D. Eighteen
hundred and Eighty Eight:

I Edward McAteer, resident of Wilmington
hundred, New Castle County, State of Delaware, being
sick in body, but healthy in mind, and believing that
soon I will meet my Creator, do by this my last will
bequeath and leave all my real and personal estate ^to my
wife Ellen McAteer, and I name her my only ad-
ministrator and executor, without she being bound to
give any security.

This is my last will; and I have signed it in
the presence of Witnesses. –


Edward ^his X McAteer (Seal)
                  ^mark

Witnesses

(Seal) John Hamilton Jr.
(Seal) James Monaghan S/June/21

I will follow in my next posts on A Genealogy Hunt with the

1. Inventory and Appraisement. Estate Of Edward McAteer, Deceased. – Filed November 17, 1888, and

2. First & Final Settlement of Edward McAteer’s Estate – December 3, 1889

Source: Family History Library - Microfile Number: 2188323; Item Number RG-2545; Individual Name: Edward McAteer; Record Title: Probate - RG-2545; Event Type: D; Event Date: 1888-1889; Event Place: Wilmington, Delaware; Volume Number: Series 001

Please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas, thoughts, questions, and comments. Email me at A Genealogy Hunt.

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Regards,

Jim
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Part 889sr – Smith Robertson Genealogy – East Lothian Robertson Baptisms – New Work Project

14 November 2014

Good Day,

I began a new work project to chart the OPR – Old Parochial Registers from East Lothian, Scotland. All-things-being-equal this project could, may, lead me to the connection of my Robertson 4-times great-grandparents and their ancestors, my 5-times and 6-times great-grandparents.  I have started with the Parishes of Innerwick and Oldhamstocks.


My challenge and goal is to plot all possible Robertson candidates, whether father, mother, or child who have documented baptism/christening registrations in the OPRs.

Based on the indexed and summary work as found on FreeREG, I have calculated that there may be approximately 1,721 possible Robertson-associated baptism records that I can use. (Please check FreeREG’s Purpose for explanation of their great work.)  Microfilms of the Parish registers are available through the Family History Library.

Today I charted 69, or 4% of the recorded baptisms. I am currently concentrating on the Parish Churches of Innerwick and Oldhamstocks. I think I have a job ahead of me.


To date I have been able to trace my 4-times great-grandparents John and Christian (née Dudgeon) to the Parish of Oldhamstocks.

We also have the current results of our Robertson Y-DNA - R-U106 (R1b1a2a1a1a), as tested through Family Tree DNA. (Thanks G.) Hopefully there are possible Robertsons out there somewhere on this small planet that may be able to identify their ancestors and/or match to our current Y-DNA results.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas, thoughts, questions, and comments. Email me at A Genealogy Hunt.

Regards,

Jim
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Part 888sr – Smith Robertson Genealogy – GGG-Grand Uncle John Robertson – A Poet – Oldhamstocks to Glasgow

09 November 2014

Good Day,

It is always a great feeling when I stumble upon a document, a piece of evidence that confirms some detail of the history and account of my genealogy.

 

Two nights ago I just happened upon a couple of pages from an 1893 publication, Minstrelsy of The Merse, The Poets and Poetry of Berwickshire, A County Anthology by the Rev. W.S. Crockett, F.S.A.Scot. I discovered two pages concerning my ggg-granduncle John Robertson - 


Pages 117 and 118.

 

The details in the short write up provides some corroborating evidence about ggg-granduncle John and his Robertson family origination in Oldhamstocks and their move to Glasgow in about 1792.

“he quitted his native village in his fourteenth year, made his way to Glasgow…”

GGG-Granduncle John Robertson was born and baptized in Oldhamstocks 4 March and 12 March 1779, respectively. And 14 years added to 1779 equals 1793…close enough.


My previous work and the collection of baptism registrations indicate that ggg-granduncle John and four of his five brothers, including ggg-grandfather Thomas, lived and were baptized in Oldhamstocks. His youngest brother, ggg-granduncle Robert Robertson was born in Glasgow 7th September 1792.


If you have any thought, idea, question, comment, please feel free to contact me at A Genealogy Hunt.

And remember the details and the facts may change with the discovery of new documentation and writings.

Enjoy,

Jim
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