Monday, September 22, 2014

One Person at a Time...Cora



~Even though I have a lot of people in my family tree, I also have a lot of "holes" that need more research. Over the next few months, I am going to attempt to patch up those holes by doing research one person at a time- starting at the beginning of the list~



Today's name: Cora




Before Research:
Cora married Ernest R. Carey (b. 1879)- my 4th cousin, 4x removed- they had at least one son- Calvin Carey.


After Research:
Cora Smith was born on 02 Nov 1889 in Kansas. She died in Mar 1981 in Brown County, Kansas. Her parents were Isaac Thorton Smith (1865-1909) & Mary Ellen Hostetler (1869-1921). She had 6 siblings: 
Ethel (b. 1888), Lela (b. 1890), Pearl (b. 1895), Milton (b. 1899), Elsie (b. 1904) and Eugene (b. 1906). 

Cora married Ernest Reagan Carey (1879-1952)- son of Calvin Carey (1846-1935) & Eliza Ann Reagan (1843-1909). Ernest and Cora had 1 son- Calvin J. Carey (1910-1997). 


Mappy Monday- Yorkshire, England


My 9th great grandmother was Susanna Pierson (1687-1765). Her great grandfather- Rev. Abraham Pierson Jr. (1616-1678) was born in Yorkshire, England. 


Yorkshire, England



Yorkshire is a county in Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. 

Above is the Flag of Yorkshire



Wikipedia has some interesting population stats: 
         ~1831- 1,371,359
         ~1901- 3,512,838
         ~1991- 3,978,484
         ~2011- 5,234,700

You can read extensive history about Yorkshire Here.


Yorkshirenet.co.uk has a lot of interesting things to learn about Yorkshire- especially if you're planning a visit! 

Here are some things to see:

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden



Bolton Abbey





The Bronte Parsonage Museum (Bronte Sisters- novelists)




Castle Howard




and many others!!!!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

One Person at a Time...Coatney


~Even though I have a lot of people in my family tree, I also have a lot of "holes" that need more research. Over the next few months, I am going to attempt to patch up those holes by doing research one person at a time- starting at the beginning of the list~


Today's name: Coatney

Before Research:
Coatney was born in 1787 and died on 12 Jun 1875. She married Henry Bell and they had at least 1 daughter- Cynthia Ann (1834-1880)- my 3rd great grandmother.


After Research:
I wasn't able to find too much about Coatney, but I did find out that she was born in Virginia and that she died in Louisville, Kentucky. She had 6 children: 
Elizabeth "Eliza" Bell (1821-1896)
Cynthia Ann Bell (1834-1901)
Jackson Bell (b. 1835)
Mary Elizabeth Bell (b. 1837)
Susan C. Bell (b. 1841)
William H. Bell (b. 1847)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

One Person at a Time...Clara



~Even though I have a lot of people in my family tree, I also have a lot of "holes" that need more research. Over the next few months, I am going to attempt to patch up those holes by doing research one person at a time- starting at the beginning of the list~


Today's Name: Clara

Before Research:
Clara was born in 1906 in Ohio. She married Walter Raymond Mendenhall (1901-1996)- my 6th cousin, 5x removed. They had 6 children: Mardell, Ardith, Arlene, DUane, David, Karen.


After Research:
Clara D. Pierson 
b. 30 Oct 1905 in Ohio 
d. 09 Oct 1988 in Preble County, Ohio. 

Parents were Charles Wesley Pierson (1866-1912) & Elizabeth L. Price (1867-1953). 

Clara had 6 siblings: 

1. Chester C. Pierson (b. 1890)
2. Raymond C. Pierson (b. 1892)
3. Omer C. Pierson (b. 1895)
4. Nellie L. Pierson (b. 1897)
5. Ernest A. Pierson (b. 1902)
6. Cletus M. Pierson (b. 1903)

Clara married Walter Raymond Mendenhall (1901-1996) and they had 6 children:

1. Mardell Elizabeth Mendenhall (1924-1993)
2. Ardith Mendenhall (b.1927)
3. Arlene Mendenhall (b. 1930)
4. DUane Mendenhall (b. 1934)
5. David Mendenhall (b. 1938)
6. Karen Lee Mendenhall (1944-2014)


Saturday Night Fun~Great-Grandparents



Time for another "Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!" with Genea-Musings!

Tonight's challenge: Did/Do Your Children Know Any of their Great-Grandparents?

1) Dana Leeds on the Enthusiastic Genealogist blog asks: "Did/Do Your Children Know Any of their Great-Grandparents?"

2) I thought that would be a great Saturday Night Genealogy Fun question--so please share your response with us in a blog post of your own.

3) For extra credit, or in case the answer is "No," then please answer the question for yourself, or your parents.


My son is almost 3 years old and he does "know" one of his great grandparents- his great grandma- Jane. I wrote know in parentheses because he IS only almost 3 and we've always lived in a different state than his great grandma Jane- so he doesn't really "know" her. 

I, on the other hand, didn't know any of my great-grandparents. I barely knew my grandparents for that matter. Most of mine died when I was baby or before I was born. I did kinda know my grandmother Dorothy Potchik ('nee Hendricks)- you can read about her Here. She died in 2010, so when I was 26 years old, but I never really knew her. She always lived in Ohio, where I was born and we moved from there when I was 4. I think I'd only seen her once since the move and that was in the 6th grade.

My parents didn't know their great-grandparents either. All of them died before my parents were born.

Surname Saturday- Pierron



Today's Surname:  Pierron

My 3rd great grandmother was Margaret Frances Pierron. She was born on 16 Oct 1851 in Darke County, Ohio and died on 19 Aug 1923 in Greenville, Ohio. She married Richard Mendenhall (1852-1924) in 1872.

Richard and Margaret (Pierron) Mendenhall 


Margaret's parents were Nicholas Joseph Pierron (1819-1896) & Ann Marguerite Grilliot (1821-1902). They emigrated from Lorraine, France in 1839.


Pierron:


Meaning-Of-Names.com and House of Names.com

Meaning- descendant of Pierre (rock).

Pierron is from the Languedoc region of southern France, it came from the ancient Greek personal name Petros and the Biblical name Peter, meaning rock.

Spelling variations:  Pierre, Pierres, De Pierre, De Pierres, Pyerre, Pyerres, De Pyerre, De Pyerres, Lapierre, Lapierres, La Pierre, La Pierres, Lanpher, Lanphier and many more!

Ancestry.com:

There are 326 people on the All U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s-- but only 12 are spelled the way my 3rd great grandmother spelled it:

Name                                 birth year               arrival year                     arrival place

Peter Pierron                     NA                          NA                                 Wisconsin

Pierron                              NA                          1721                                New Orleans, Louisiana

Joseph Pierron                  1793                         1839                              Port uncertain

Marie Pierron                    1793                         1839                              Port uncertain

Ludwig Pierron                 1807                         1840                              New York, New York

Louis Pierron                    1808                         1841                              Missouri

J.N. Pierron                       NA                           1809-1952                     Ohio

Pierron                               1818                         1848                               New Orleans, Louisiana

Charles Pierron                  1819                         1841                              America

Nicholas Pierron                1820                         1839                              Port uncertain (my ancestor)

Adelaide Pierron                1833                         1839                             Port uncertain

Edwin Pierron                     NA                         1869                              America




Findagrave:


There are a surprising 271 results with the last name Pierron.





Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Funny




Happy Friday everyone! I think this one is funny, but...wish it was more true for me. Unfortunately, my Genealogy bubble is often interrupted by a 2 year old :)