Part 896s – Smith Robertson – The Search Continues for GGG-Grandfather James Smith – 1798/9

13 November 2016

Good Day,

And The St. George’s Chronicle and Grenada Gazette dated Friday June 8, 1798; No. 484 provides additional and possible thought in the search for the ancestry of GGG-Grandfather James Smith.





My transcription –

THE Sub∫criber having received full powers
from Thomas Tarleton, John Tarleton, and
Daniel Backhou∫e, E∫q. all the different branches
of the Commercial Hou∫e of Tarletons and Back-
hou∫e of Liverpool, formerly trading to and from
this i∫land under the firm of Thomas Tarleton and
Co. by their ∫everal Agents or Factors, Morris, Fer-
gu∫on, and Po∫tlthwaithe; Morris and Po∫tlethwaite;
William Po∫tlethwaite and Po∫tlethewaite and Smith,
begs leave to inform all manner of per∫ons who may
be indebted in any wi∫e to the above-mentioned
firm of Thomas Tarleton and Co, that he only in
this i∫land is duly authori∫ed to give them valid and
legal di∫charge for their re∫pective debts, as will
fully appear by a reference to the ∫aid powers, duly
recorded in the Secretary;s Office of this I∫land, to
him directed, in conjunction with William Smith
E∫q; of the i∫land of Martinico, merchant; Richard
Hooton, E∫q; of the i∫land of Dominica, merchant,
and Jo∫hua Hinde, E∫q; of Bath E∫tate in the colony
of Demarary, merchant, which were received by the
Sub∫criber on Sunday la∫t in the fir∫t April mail for
this i∫land, brought from St. Vincent’s in his Ma-
je∫ty’s ∫loop Frederic. JOHN FERGUSON


ON the 31∫t ultimo the following notice was ∫ent
to William Po∫tlethewaite, E∫q; his an∫wer
thereto being deeming in∫ufficient by the above
∫igned, he is induced to publi∫h it:
SIR, St. George’s Grenada, May 31 1798.
In con∫equence of my being now duly inve∫ted
with full powers, (which you have paru∫ed in the
Secretary’s office) from Thomas Tarleton, John
Tarleton, and Daniel Backhou∫e, E∫quires, your
late employers, under the firm of Thomas Tarleton
and Co. in this i∫land, I do ∫pecifically demand from
you all their Books of Accounts, Mortgages, Bonds
Notes, and every other Specialty or Specialties, of
‘what∫oever nature they may be, ari∫ing from the
tran∫actions of that Hou∫e during the agencies of
Morris, Fergu∫on, and Po∫tlethwaite, Morris and
Po∫tlethwaite, William Po∫tlethwaite, and Po∫tle-
thwaite and Smith; as al∫o, all their hou∫es, lands,
∫hallops, ∫ailor negroes, and other ∫laves, and every
other article that may appertain or belong unto
them the ∫aid Thomas Tarleton, John Tarleton, and
Daniel Backhou∫e, E∫quires. Your prompt com-
pliance with this my requi∫ition will prevent me
from adopting mea∫ures that will be di∫agreeable to
my∫elf, and which in the end may prove highly de-
trimental to you.
(Signed) JOHN FERGUSON.
William Po∫tlethwaite, E∫q.


Please remember that the letter “∫”, the long “s” is used in the body of the original text. I am very curious now as to when the actual “∫” was used and when the “s” was used. It appears to me that there is now consistent direction, but then again I don’t think that I was around in 1798. If I was I believe I would have walked in to GGG-Grandfather James Smith’s office and asked him directly who his father, my GGGG-Grandfather was.

Something to note, GGG Grandfather James Smith passed away in 1842, His eldest daughter, my gg-grandaunt Sophia was born about 1806. The William Smith mentioned in the above passage could have been at least older than ggg-grandfather James Smith. GGG-Grandfather could have been about, at possibly the youngest between the ages of 7 and 13 years old. This is purely a guess on my part.

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Regards,

Jim
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Part 895s – Smith Robertson – The Search Continues for GGG-Grandfather James Smith – 1798/9

12 November 2016

Good Day,

This may be a surprise to all because it is one to me. And the wheels beginning ticking and turning.

An acquaintance, (thank you, Peter), just forwarded to me some clippings from copy of the 1798 “The St. George’s Chronicle and Grenada Gazette”. And of course, I am excited, and in Peter’s debt.

The copies, albeit the printed articles, refer to both a James and a William Smith. Could these Smiths be the ones that we’re looking for? Is this, are these the pieces of the puzzles that could lead me to the discovery of GGG-Grandfather James Smith’s father and, further, to a connection to a further distant relative(s)?




My transcriptions –


18th May 1798.

FELICITE BOISFERME of the Town of St.
George, Free Mulato Woman, gives this pub
lic notice, that ∫he has this day given up to Wil
liam Stiel, acting executor of the Will of William
Smith, Merchant, decea∫ed, all the Negroes devi∫ed
to her by the Will of ∫aid decea∫ed (except one
lately dead) to be ∫old for the benefit of ∫aid e∫state.

NOTICE is hereby given, that on Tue∫day the
the 22d day of May in∫tant, at ten o’clock in
the forenoon will be ∫old at Vendue, at Farrell and
Waugh’s Long Room, SUNDRY NEGRO SLAVES
late the property of William Smith, Merchant, de-
cea∫ed, and by him in his Will devi∫ed to Felicité
Boisfermé, Free Mulato Woman, and by her given
up to the acting executor of ∫aid William Smith’s
Will, to be ∫old for the benefit of the creditors of
∫aid e∫tate. Terms Ca∫h on delivery.

Remember the "∫" is considered a long "s", and our case an "s"

In consideration of this find, Peter also sent me two more pages of clippings. I will be transcribing them as well as I will attempt to find a/some connection within the boy of my work in A Genealogy Hunt.

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Regards,

Jim
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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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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.

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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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