Part 873bm – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – Grandaunt Florence (aka Florida) McAteer – Death June 1898 – Wilmington, Delaware

27 July 2014

Good Day,

Well it appears that grandaunt Florida McAteer did not have a very long life. Accordingly her life was cut short when she contracted “Capillary Bronchitis with Whooping Cough”. Grandaunt Florida, also known as Florence, passed away on June 27th, 1898. She was six years old.

I have located the following paperwork for grandaunt Florence’s (aka Florida) death – Return of A Death -


Source: Ancestry.com. Delaware Death Records, 1811-1933 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Transcription –
McAteer, Florence

RETURN OF A DEATH in the City of Wilmington

1. Name of Deceased – Florence McAteer
2. Color - White
3. Sex – Female
4. Age – Seven Years
5. Widowed, Married or Single - Single
6. Date of death – June 27th 1898
7. Cause of Death 
– Capillary Bronchitis with Whooping Cough

John Palmer Jr. Physician
(TO BE FILLED BY THE UNDERTAKER)

8. Occupation –
9. Place of birth – Wilmington
10. When a minor – Name of Father – John
– Name of Mother - Bella
11. Ward – 7
12. Street and number – 1813 Shallcross Av
13. Date of burial – June 29
14. Place of Burial – Cathedral

Daniel T. Killroy, Undertaker.


And the Delaware Vital Records, Death Register

Source: Ancestry.com. Delaware Death Records, 1811-1933 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Transcription – Register
186

NAME – McAteer, Florence
Age – 7
Color – 52904 “ (white)
Nation or State – (Del)
If a Foreigner, how long in the United States –
Residence – 1813 Shallcross Ave.
Occupation –
Single, Married, Widowed – ( )
Sex – female
Name and Nation of Parents – John & Bella
Cause of Death and Complications – Capillary Bronchitis Whooping Cough
Date of Death – (6) (27) (98)
Date of Certificate –
Date of Registration – (7) (2) (98)

And the search and research continues.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 872bm – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – Grandaunt Florida McAteer – Birth September 1891 – Wilmington, Delaware

23 July 2014

Good Day,

I have decided to jump in and continue work on the McAteer genealogy. Grandmother Anna M. (née McAteer) Brunhammer was one of five daughters of great-grandparents John and Isabel (née Pierce) McAteer.

Check out my previous effort on the McAteer Descendant Chart at Part 103m – McAteer Genealogy – New Descendant Chart.

The eldest daughter was grandaunt Florida McAteer. I have located the following paperwork for grandaunt Florida’s birth –

Return of A Birth –


Source: Ancestry.com. Delaware Birth Records, 1800-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Transcription –
McAteer, Florida

RETURN OF A BIRTH
CITY OF WILMINGTON, DEL.

1. Full Name of the Child – Florida McAteer
2. Sex – Female
3. Color – White
4. Date of Birth – Sept. 10th, 1891
5. Place of Birth – Street – 1819 Lovering Ave.
6. Father’s Name – John McAteer
7. Father’s Age – 24 years
8. Occupation of Father – Starcher
9. Father’s Birthplace
- City – Kentmere
- County –
- State or Country – Del
10. Mother’s Name prior to marriage – Isabella Pierce
11. Mother’s Age – 20 years
12. Father’s Birthplace
- City – Rock Springs
- County –
- State or Country – Md
13. Child’s number in this Family – 1 State if Still Born – No
14. Number by this Mother – 1
15. Date of this Certificate – Sept 16th 1891
16. Date of Registration –

I hereby certify that the above is a true report of the birth at the time and place above
stated. John Palmer Jr. Informant.

N.B. At No. 1 give the full name of the child and BE PRE-
TICULAR TO GET MIDDLE NAMES IN FULL. At No. 3,
state whether the child is white, black or mulatto. At No, 5 give the
street, number and ward.


Delaware Vital Records, Birth Register –



Source: Ancestry.com. Delaware Birth Records, 1800-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Transcription – Register

FULL NAME OF CHILD (If Stillborn state the fact) – McAteer, Florida 33920
Sex – (female)
Color – (white)
Date of Birth – (Sept) 10, “ (1891)
Place of Birth – 1819 Lovering Ave.
Father’s Name – John McAteer
Age – 24
Occupation – Starcher
Nativity – Del.
Maiden Name of Mother – Isabella Pierce
Age – 20
Nativity – Md.
Child’s Number in this Family – 1
Child’s Number by this Mother – 1
Date of Certificate – (Sept) 16, “ (1891)
Date of Registration – Feb. 28, “ (1892)

All-things-being-equal gg-grandfather John McAteer's occupation in 1891/2 is listed in both documents as a "Starcher". From what I can find a "Starcher" may have been a "Laundry worker who stiffened shirts and other garments with hot starch in a tumbling machine."  Six years later gg-grandfather John's occupation is registered on the 1900 US Census as "Policeman."

And the search and research continues.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 871bd – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – AB’s Ethnic Makeup

15 July 2014

Good Day,

Well it appears that according to Family Tree DNA’s myOrigins from the Family Finder product Andy Brunhammer and his siblings are 100% European.


The breakdown is 64% from the British Isles and 36% from Western and Central Europe. According to Family Tree DNA when referring to the British Isles, the darker blue area, the cluster is typical to the British Isles, especially Ireland. The Western and Central European, the lighter blue, cluster combines nearly all of the threads of European genetic history into one.

There is a shade of differences when the interpretation is done according to 23andMe – 99.4% European, 0.5% Sub-Saharan African, less than 0.1% Yakut, and less than 0.1% unassigned. Of course there is no indication of a margin of error based on each of the companies’ interpretation.

All-things-being-equal one has to take into account that each company has its own team of sales and marketing staff who may or may not appreciate adding the “bells and whistles” to provide a somewhat justifiable campaign to the genealogy-centric and interested public.

Andy’s Y-DNA, his Brunhammer paternal line is I2a2 (I-M423) at Family Tree DNA and I2a2b at 23andMe. His maternal mtDNA, Doherty plus, line is X2e1 at Family Tree DNA and X2e at 23andMe. Both firms basically are saying that his DNA results are the same.

Check up for my update and discussion at my site A Genealogy Hunt.

If you have any thoughts, questions, ideas, comments, please feel to get in touch me via email at A Genealogy Hunt.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 870sr - Smith Robertson Genealogy - My Ethnic Makeup

09 July 2014

Good Day,

And it is time to get back into my genealogy research. 

I need to understand the myOrigins Ethnic Makeup results from my Family Tree DNA account and portfolio.


My Ethnic Makeup results are:

- European - 78%
  (British Isles - 62%; Western and Central Europe - 11%; Finland - 5%)

- Jewish Diaspora - 14%
  (Ashkenazi Diaspora - 14% (Poland))

- Middle Eastern - 4%
  (Asia Minor - 4% (Turkey))

- Africa - 4%
  (West Africa - 4% (Nigeria/Cameroon))

The Ethnic Makeup results are an offering of the FTDNA Family Finder product.

I have also recently received a number of emails regarding my Smith YDNA research that present the possibility of a possible connection back to around 1200 AD.

Check up for my update and discussion at my site A Genealogy Hunt.

If you have any thoughts, questions, ideas, comments, please feel to get in touch me via email at Jim Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 869s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1799 Alexander Stiell – Last Will and Testament

06 January 2014

Good Day,

Okay this time I am taking a guess.

My guess is that this 1799 Last Will and Testament of one Alexander Stiell of Carriacou may be, by a slight chance, of some note to our Smith family line. In NO way am I saying that I have a definite knowledge that this Alexander Stiell was connected. I am just presenting a LWT that could and may be in some remote way be associated to my great-great-grandaunt Mary Ann (née Smith) Steele’s husband George Steele.

Of course there is the issue of the spelling of the surname; Stiell versus Steele, but those surnames are pretty close. This Alexander Stiell did exist and I believe that he may have been one of the parties to some of the various documents that I have previously researched and transcribed as relating to William Smith.

The following are the images of the Pages 44 through and including 47 of the Grenada Registers of Records.  I downloaded them from the microfilm FHL [1563328] Item 2.



My transcription -

44

Entd 26th June 1799

In the name of God Amen I Alexander Stiell of the of the
Town of Hilsborough in the Island of Carriacou one of the
Grenadines I do dictate this my last Will and Testament as
follows to wit Being at this Present time sickly of Body But
of

45

Sound of mind _____ of Judgement and knowing that all men
Sooner or later must quit this Transitory World and be turned
into Dust. First I recommend my Soul to Go who gave it my
Body to have Christian Burying in the Grave. Secondly I will
that all my Just and Legal debts may be faithfully and honora
bly Paid as well as that which is owing to me to be faithfully
Collected. Thirdly If my Estate can afford it I will _____ _____
and Angelique may not be forgot. In the fourth Place I will
that Twenty Pounds Sterling which I requested of William
Arbuthnot Esqr to Pay to my Father shall be faithfully and
honourably Paid. Fifthly That the little Mulatto Boy
Alexander a Slave to Mrs. Bartlet of Sinclair shall have One
hundred Pounds Currency. Sixthly And if anything remains
of my Estate That it may be faithfully Paid unto the Hands of my
Brother John Stiell if he be alive, who belongs to his Majestys
Fifty Seventh Regiment of Foot _____ in Trinidad My last
request is that my Friends Thomas Davidson Esquire Mr
Alexander Murray Walter McInnes Esqr and Mr William
Read for the Friendship I bear for him see this my last will
and Testament put in force And if any thing Remains of
my abovesaid Estate it may be equally divided amongst them
And may the Lord have mercy on my Soul Amen
Related by myself and written by Wm. Johhn Rutherford
of Carriacou this 17 day of June 1799.
Alexr Stiell (LS)
In the Presence of
Wm. Jn Rutherford & W, Scott Kirkland & John McInnes
Grenada
Before His Excellency Charles Green
Esquire

46

Esquire Captain General and Governor in chief in and over the
Island of Grenada and such of the
Islands of Grenada Commonly called
the Grenadines to the Southward of the
Island of Carriacou including that
Island and lying between the same
and Grenada in America Chancellor
Ordinary & Vice Admiral of the same
Personally appeared John McInnes of the Island of Carriacou
Gentleman one of the Subscribing witneſses to the Annexed Paper
Writing Purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Alexander
Stiell Late of the said Island of Carriacou deceased who being sworn
on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God maketh Oath and ſaith
that he was Present together with William John Rutherford
and William Scott Kirkland the other Subscribing witneſses to
the said Will and did ſee Alexander Stiell the Testator sign seal
Execute Publish and declare the said Paper waiting as and for
his last will and Testament and that at the Time the said
Testator so Executed his said Will he was to the best of this
Deponents Judgment and belief of sound and disposing Mind
Menory and Understanding And the Deponent further Saith
the name Alexr Stiell set and ſubscribed opposite the Seal on
the Second Page of the said annexed Paper writing is of the Proper
hand writing and Subscription of the said Alexander Stiell and
that on Testimony of the due Execution thereof the said Wm Jn
Rutherford Wm Scott Kirkland and this Deponent Severally and
respectively Subscribed their names and Witneſses thereto

47

John McInnes
Sworn to before me ….}
this 25th day of June 1799 ….}
Chas. Green.

My search and research continues for any information of the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 868s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1790 William Smith – Deed of Manumission

03 December 2013

Good Day,

My next record that I have transcribed is one entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 23 March 1799 but written and composed under the authority of William Smith 2 November 1790. It is a Deed of Manumission freeing one John Lewis.

Here are the images of pages 537 through and including 539 from the Grenada Registers of Records. I have downloaded them from FHL[1563328], Item 1.



My attempted transcription -

537

Examd
Grenada
Entered 23rd March 1799

Know all men by these Presents that I William
Smith of the Parish of St. John in the said Island of Grenada
Gentleman for and in Consideration of a New Negro Boy received
from William Muir of the aforesaid Parish & Island Have
Enfranchised Manumitted and made free, and by these Present
Do fully freely and Absolutely Enfranchise Manumit and make
free my Mulato Boy slave named John Lewis and I do hereby
Release and for ever discharge him the said John Lewis of and
from all and all manner of Servitude and Slavery whatsoever
Here by giving and Granting unto the said John Lewis as far
as I ^Lawfully may or can all the Privileges & advantages of a free born
Subject of Great Britain In Witneſs whereof I the Said
William Smith have hereunto set my hand & Seal this
Second day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand
Seven hundred and ninety, and in the Thirtieth Year of his
Majestys Reign
Wm Smith (LS)
Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of I Innes - Thos Lee
Grenada
We the undermentioned Guardians of the Slaves
within the Parish of St. John appointed by the Act lately
Paſsed for the Protection of Slaves Do hereby certify that on
this Second day of November One thousand ſeven hundred
and ninety William Smith the Party to the Annexed Deed
of Manumiſsion produced to us a Mulato Boy Slave named
John Lewis, who he declared to be the One mentioned and
intended in and by the Said Deed of Manumiſsion therein
named And we do further Certify that the said Mulato
Boy Slave named John Lewis appears to us to be healthy
and able and in no way likely to become Burthensome
to the Public In Testimony whereof we have here-
-unto

538

-unto Set our Hands and ſeals the Day and Year above mentioned
Pat Fotheringham (LS)
F S Philip (LS)
Samuel Ought I P Goutard } Witneſes

Grenada
Before the Honorable Thomas Bridgwater
Esquire Chief Judge of the Court of Common
Please for the ſaid Island and its Dependencies
Established
Personably appeared Thomas Blackburn at present in the Said
Island of Grenada Mariner who being Sworn on the Holy Evangelists
of Almighty God maketh Oath and ſaith, that he was acquainted
with William Smith late of the Parish of Saint John in the said
Island of Grenada, Gentleman deceased and also with his manner
and Character of hand writing having often seen him write and
Subscribe his name and that having attentively viewed the ſignature
“Wm Smith” set opposite the Seal of the first Page of the annexed
Instrument of Writing purporting to be a Manumiſsion from the
said William Smith to a Mulatto Boy named John Lewis,
that he verily and in his Conscience believes the said Signature
to be of the proper hand writing and Subscription of the said William
Smith and of no other Person. And the Deponent further ſaith
that he was also well acquainted with Patrick Fotheringham
and Francis Philip late of the Parish of Saint John in the Island
aforesaid both of whom are since deceased and also with their manner
and Character of hand writing having frequently seen them write
and ſubscribe their Names Whose names appear to be subscribed
opposite two Seals on the Second Page of the Said Annexed
Instrument of Writing as Guardians of Slaves appointed for the
Parish of Saint John aforesaid and having carefully looked at
the Signatures Pat Fotheringham set opposite the first Seal
and

539

And F. I. Philip set opposite the ſecond ſeal that he verily
and in Conscience believes them to be the Several and respective
proper hand writing and Subscription of the Said Patrick Fotheringham
and Francis Philip
Thomas Blackburn
Sworn to before me this }
Twenty third day of March 1799 }
Thomas Bridgwater

I am wondering if this is the same William Smith that has been appearing in a number of the records that I have been most recently working with and transcribing. If it is the same one and based on the information I now have, this is some more information about this William Smith, the principal party of this record and document. As of 2 November 1790 William Smith has a residence, as presented, in the Parish of St. John in Grenada. Also, as it appears that some nine years later, the date of the entry date of the document, 23 March 1799; William Smith must have passed away.

If this is the same William Smith as in Part 866s, it is possible that he may have been alive a year earlier on 3 March 1798 as it was a William Smith of Martinique appointed power of attorney on behalf of James Knowles, his wife Mary, and Mary Morris.

In Part 538s I was able to transcribe the Last Will and Testament of a William Smith who may have passed away sometime between the 1st and 3rd of December 1796. According to the St. George Parish Burial Register, see Part 440s, “1491 Mr. William Smith, Merchant; was buried on the 2nd day of Decbr. 1796.

At present I will have to just rest at this point of my search and research as there is now some new details to consider as to which William Smith is which. Or are they all the same?

This one presents some more possibilities concerning my search and research of William Smith.  I haven't found the tie in to ggg-grandfather James Smith but there are some thoughts that may narrow down the logic.

Any comment or question, thought or idea, definitely welcomed.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 867s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1798 Benjamin D’hariet Smith – Power of Attorney

22 November 2013

Good Day,

My search and research continues for any Smith connection in St. George, Grenada who may provide some clues to the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. The following record from the Grenada Registers of Records was entered 29 October 1798.

My next document is a Letter of Attorney appointing Benjamin D’hariet Smith dated 31 August 1798.  This is the second time that I am presenting and transcribing this record.

The next two pages with an occurrence of the Smith surname are pages 446 and 447. The following are the images of the two pages downloaded from the Grenada Registers of Records and recorded on the microfilm FHL [1563328] Item 1.



My transcription –

446

Entered the 29th October 1798

Know all Men by these Presents that I, James Park, at present residing in
the Town of Belfast in the County of Antrium and Kingdom of Ireland, Merchant and
Partner in Trade with Benjamin D’hariet Smith of the Island of Grenada in the West
Indies, Merchant, under the Firm of Park and Smith, Have made, ordained, authorized
constituted

447

Constituted and appointed, and by these presents Do make, ordain, authorize,
constitute and appoint the said Benjamin D’hariet Smith, my free and lawful Attorney
irrevocable, for me and in my Name, Place, and Stead, and to my use, to grant, bargain,
sell alien, release, confirm, aſsign, transfer and make over all my right, Title, Property,
Estate, and Interest of in and to a certain Dwelling House, Meſsuage or Tenement, and
two Lots or Parcels of Ground, all situate lying and being in the Carenage, in the Town
of St. George and Island of Grenada, in the West Indies; and to Sign, Seal, deliver and
execute all Deeds, Conveyances, Receipts and Writings which may be needful and
neceſsary in the Premiſes, as fully in every respect as I myself might or could do were I
personally present and did the same: Hereby ratifying confirming and allowing all and
whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully do, or cause or procure to be done, by virtue of
these Presents. In Witneſs whereof I the said James Park have hereunto set my hand and
Seal the thirty first Day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and Ninety eight at Belfast aforesaid, in the Presence of John Tisdall, Notary Public
residing there, and of the other Witneſs whose name is under written.
James Park (LS)
Signed, Sealed & Delivered (being first duly stamped) }
in the Presence of Alexander Boyd. }
(LS) John Tisdall Notary Publick Belfast
Borough of Belfast in the County }
of Antrim and Kingdom of Ireland }
John Tisdall of Belfast and County of Antrim
aforesaid, Notary Publick, maketh oath this Day
before me the Revd. William Bristow, Sovereign of said Borough and one of his Majesty’s
Justices of the Peace for said County, and Saith that he this Depont is a Subscribing Witneſs to
the within Letter of Attorney, and saw the same duly signed, sealed, delivered and executed by
James Park the executing Party thereto; and ſaith, that the name John Tisdall ſubscribed as
a Witneſs to said Letter of Attorney is this Deponent’s proper name and Hand writing.
John Tisdall
(LS)
Sworn before me at Belfast aforsd the 1st Day of September
1798. In Testimony whereof I the sd Sovereign have hereunto sub-
scribed my name and can the Corporation Seal of said Borough
to be hereunto affixed.
Willm Bristow Sovn of Belfast Will. Atherson
Town Clerk

My previous work and transcription has included records associated with Benjamin D’hariet Smith, also known as Benjamin D’Harriette Smith, see Part 172s, and Part 171s.

I have discovered that the “Search This Blog” function in the right-hand column of A Genealogy Hunt is not working. This appears to be a universal situation and I have read other incidents occurring on other blogs. A current way around this issue would be to use the main Goggle search engine. I will try to find another alternative and more efficient way.

And I continue my search for the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith.

Enjoy,

Jim
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