Ancestor stories

Here are links to stories or life sketches for my ancestors. If there’s a turquoise hyperlink there’s a story. I write these as I review an ancestor’s information. It is pretty random. I attempt to focus on my direct line but there are aunts, uncles, cousins, even in laws with fascinating facts and stories. Each story could be 5-10 pages or a book, editing down to a few paragraphs is the work part.

William Miller and Lola Miller to Faber Miller, my grandpa, my dad’s dad. William was a mail carrier and Lola a housewife, in 1920 they traveled with their 2 teenagers to Wisconsin in an automobile- finally affordable with roadways just beginning, Lola hosted church group luncheons, at William’s retirement they moved to Oregon.

William Cable and Mary Fries to Gladys Cable, my grandma, my dad’s mom. William, with his dad Jonathan owned a lot of farm land in Floyd county, Mary was his 2nd wife, she owned a hat shop, they would travel to Chicago for millinery supplies and they had dances at their home, the Cable Farm.

George Roose and Mary Frerichs to Stanley Roose, my grandpa, my mom’s dad. George with his dad Johann owned a lot of farm land in Butler County, Mary and George had a big family, were members of the Lutheran church, attended their daughter’s graduation from Columbia University in New York City and George took his sons and grandsons on fishing trips to Minnesota and Canada.

Harve Speedy and Philippa Mockford to Elizabeth Speedy, my grandma, my mom’s mom. Harve and Philippa had a big family, Harve was a livestock dealer, Philippa was a member of the Eastern Star and active in her church, a Congregationalist, the Speedys had surprise parties, a lot.

2nd great grandparents 16

3rd great grandparents 24

4th great grandparents 36

5th great grandparents 30

  • Joseph Gaines and Abigail Tubbs to Obed Gaines
  • John Connable and Sarah Dewey to Leydia Connable
  • Elbert Howard and Phoebe McNeil to Polly Howard
  • Johann Fryberger and Maria Anna Kryder to Elizabeth Fryberger
  • Matthias Druckenbrod and Fronica or Veronica Meinzer to Samuel Druckenbrod
  • John Menser and Susannah to Maria Menser ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Abraham Bair and Elizabeth Harter 1 2 to George Bair
  • Andrew Malone and Mary to Margaret Malone ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Stewart and Margaret Cunningham to William Stewart ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Henry Crooks and Jane Howlett to Andrew Crooks
  • Samuel Jeffrey and Jana Hanna to Elizabeth Jeffrey ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Henry Mockford and Ann Farrant to Richard Mockford ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Stephen Green and Mary to Elizabeth Green ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Asa Angell and Cynthia Hill to Dexter Angell
  • Joseph Benight and Charlotte or Maria to Clementina Benight ~end of line Fall 2019

6th great grandparents 30

  • David Gaines and Prudence Risley to Joseph Gaines
  • Ezekiel Tubbs and Elizabeth to Abigail Tubbs
  • Samuel Connable and Mary English to John Connable
  • David Dewey and Sarah Witter to Sarah Dewey
  • Julius Howard to Elbert Howard ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Ludwig Fryberger and Anna Beatty to Johann Fryberger ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Kryder and Anna Maria Fuchs or Fox to Anna Kryder
  • Matthias Druckenbrod and Elizabeth to Matthias Druckenbrod ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Conrad Meinzer and Elizabeth Hibshman to Fronica Meinzer
  • Jacob Bair and Barbara to Abraham Bair ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John George Harter and Elizabeth Bowman to Elizabeth Harter
  • William Crooks and Mary Weir to Henry Crooks ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Andrew Howlett and Margaret McAllister to Jane Howlett ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Israel Angell 1 and 2 and Martha Angell to Asa Angell
  • James Hill and Eunice Walker to Cynthia Hill

7th great grandparents 31

  • Nathaniel Gaines and Elizabeth to David Gaines
  • Richard Risley and Hannah Smith to Prudence Risley
  • Isaac Tubbs and Marah Smith to Ezekiel Tubbs
  • Samuel Connable and Mary Wilson to Samuel Connable
  • Benjamin English and Rebecca Brown to Mary English
  • David Dewey and Deborah Tracy to David Dewey
  • John Witter and Anne Davis to Sarah Witter
  • Jacob Fuchs Fox to Anna Maria Fuchs Fox ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Johann Meinzer and Catharina to Conrad Meinzer ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Johann Gebhart Hibshman and Ann to Elizabeth Hibshman ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Matthias Harter and Ann Mary Schuler to John George Harter
  • Abraham Bowman and Christina to Elizabeth Bowman
  • Oliver Angell and Naomi Smith to Israel Angell
  • Stephen Angell and Martha Olney to Martha Angell
  • Samuel Hill and Ann Brown to James Hill
  • Timothy Walker and Grace Child to Eunice Walker

8th great grandparents 46

  • Samuel Gaines and Rebecca Couch to Nathaniel Gaines
  • Samuel Risley and Rebecca Gaines to Richard Risley
  • Gershom Smith and Hannah Judd to Hannah Smith
  • Samuel Tubbs and Mary Wiley to Isaac Tubbs
  • John Smith and Marah Huntley to Marah Smith
  • John Connable and Sarah Cloyes to Samuel Connable
  • William Wilson and Mary Pierce to Mary Wilson
  • Clement English and Mary Waters to Benjamin English
  • Eleazer Brown and Sarah Bulkeley to Rebecca Brown
  • Jabez Dewey and Deborah York to David Dewey
  • Christopher Tracy and Lydia Parrish to Deborah Tracy
  • John Witter and Sarah Tefft to John Witter
  • Peter Davis and Mary Shorey to Anne Davis ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Andreas Harter and Anna Catherine Zahner to Matthias Harter ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Bowman and Elizabeth to Abraham Bowman ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Hope Angell and Lydia Olney to Oliver Angell
  • Israel Smith and Elizabeth Arnold their wills to Naomi Smith
  • John Angell and Sarah Clemence to Stephen Angell
  • Epenetus Olney and Mary Williams to Martha Olney
  • Samuel Hill and Abigail Wheeler to Samuel Hill
  • James Brown and Margaret Denison to Ann Brown
  • Samuel Walker and Martha Ide to Timothy Walker
  • Benjamin Child and Grace Morris to Grace Child

9th great grandparents 72 or so

  • Samuel Gaines and Anna Burnham to Samuel Gaines and Rebecca Gaines
  • Thomas Couch and Rebecca to Rebecca Couch ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Richard Risley and Rebecca Adams to Samuel Risley
  • Jonathan Smith and Martha Bushnell to Gershom Smith
  • Benjamin Judd and Mary Lewis to Hannah Judd
  • Isaac Willey and Joanna Lutten to Mary Willey
  • Mercy Sprague and Willam Tubbs to Samuel Tubbs
  • John Huntley and Jane to Marah Huntley ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Richard Smith and Joanna Quarlls to John Smith ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Hannah Littlefield and Peter Cloyes to Sarah Cloyes
  • Edward Wilson and Mary Hale to William Wilson
  • John Pierce and Isabell to Mary Pierce ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Francis Brown and Mary Edwards to Eleazer Brown ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Richard Waters and Rejoice Plaise to Mary Waters
  • Thomas Bulkeley and Sarah Jones to Sarah Bulkeley
  • Israel Dewey and Lydia Holdredge to Jabez Dewey
  • William York and Mary Utley to Deborah York
  • Jonathan Tracy and Mary Griswold to Christopher Tracy
  • John Parrish and Mary Waddell to Lydia Parrish
  • Josiah Witter and Sarah Crandall to John Witter
  • Samuel Tefft and Elizabeth Jenckes to Sarah Tefft
  • John Angell and Ruth Field to Hope Angell and John Angell
  • Thomas Olney and Lydia Barnes to Lydia Olney
  • Richard Clemence and Sarah Smith to Sarah Clemence
  • Epenetus Olney and Mary Whipple to Epenetus Olney
  • Rebecca Rhodes and Daniel Williams to Mary Williams
  • Hannah Smith and Joseph Hill to Samuel Hill ~end of line Fall 2019
  • David Wheeler and Sarah Wise to Abigail Wheeler
  • James Brown and Lydia Howland to James Brown
  • Ann Borodell and George Denison to Margaret Denison
  • Lydia Gardiner and Joseph Smith to Israel Smith
  • Eleazer Arnold and Eleanor Smith to Elizabeth Arnold
  • Jane Metcalf and Philip Walker to Samuel Walker
  • Martha Bliss and Nicholas Ide to Martha Ide
  • Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen to Benjamin Child
  • Edward Morris and Grace Bett to Grace Morris

10th great grandparents- about 98

  • Henry Gaines and Jane Partridge to Samuel Gaines
  • Thomas Burnham and Ann Wright to Anna Burnham
  • Richard Risley and Mary to Richard Risley
  • John Adams and Abigail Smith to Rebecca Adams
  • Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell to Jonathan Smith
  • Francis Bushnell and Mary Grombridge to Martha Bushnell
  • Thomas Judd and Elizabeth to Benjamin Judd ~end of line Fall 2019
  • William Lewis and Mary Hopkins to Mary Lewis
  • Isaac Wiley and Joanna Lutten to Mary Wiley ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Francis Sprague and Lydia to Mercy Sprague ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Edmund Littlefield and Annis Austin to Hannah Littlefield
  • John Cloyes and Abigail Mourning to Peter Cloyes ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Robert Hale and Joanna Cutter to Mary Hale
  • James Waters and Phebe Manning to Richard Waters
  • William Plaise and Margerie Smith to Rejoice Plaise ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Peter Bulkeley and Jane Allen to Thomas Bulkeley
  • John Jones and Sarah to Sarah Jones ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Israel Dewey and Abigail Drake to Israel Dewey
  • William Holdredge and Lydia Quenby to Lydia Holdredge
  • James York and Deborah Bell to William York
  • Samuel Utley and Hannah Hatch to Mary Utley
  • Thomas Tracy and Mary to Jonathan Tracy ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Francis Griswold and Sarah to Mary Griswold ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Waddell and Mary Goole to Mary Waddell
  • William Witter and Annis Churchman to Josiah Witter ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Crandall and Mary to Sarah Crandall ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Tefft and Mary Barber to Samuel Tefft ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Joseph Jenckes and Esther Ballard to Elizabeth Jenckes
  • Thomas Angell and Alice Ashton to John Angell 
  • John Field and Ruth to Ruth Field ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Olney and Elizabeth March to Thomas Olney
  • Thomas Barnes and Prudence Albee to Lydia Barnes
  • Thomas Clemence and Elizabeth to Richard Clemence ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Smith and Sarah Whipple to Sarah Smith
  • Thomas Olney and Marie Ashton to Epenetus Olney 
  • John Whipple and Sarah to Mary Whipple ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Zachariah Rhodes and Joanna Arnold to Rebecca Rhodes
  • Roger Williams and Mary Barnard to Daniel Williams
  • John Wheeler and Ann Yeoman to David Wheeler
  • Humphrey Wise and Sarah Pakeman to Sarah Wise
  • John Brown and Dorothy to James Brown ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley to Lydia Howland
  • William Denison and Margaret Chandler to George Denison
  • George Gardiner and Lydia Ballou to Lydia Gardiner 
  • John Smith and Sarah Whipple to Joseph Smith
  • Thomas Arnold and Phebe Parkhurst to Eleazer Arnold
  • John Smith and Elizabeth to Eleanor Smith ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Michael Metcalf and Sarah Ellwyn to Jane Metcalf ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Widow Walker to Philip Walker ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Bliss and Dorothy Wheatley to Martha Bliss ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Nicholas Ide and Widow Ide to Nicholas Ide ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Benjamin Child and Sarah Shenton to Benjamin Child
  • Griffin Bowen and Margaret Fleming to Mary Bowen
  • Edward Morris and Prudence Heath to Edward Morris

11th great grandparents- about 94

  • Nicholas Gaines and Alice to Henry Gaines
  • John Partridge and Frances to Jane Partridge
  • Richard Wright to Ann Wright
  • Jeremey Adams and Rebecca Baseden to John Adams
  • Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell to Abigail Smith
  • Roger Buswell and Margaret to Rebecca Buswell
  • Francis Bushnell and Ferris Quenell to Francis Bushnell
  • Thomas Grombridge and Agnes Ives to Mary Grombridge
  • William Lewis and Felix to William Lewis
  • William Hopkins and Mary to Mary Hopkins
  • Francis Littlefield and Mary to Edmund Littlefield ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Richard Austin and Annis to Annis Austin ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Samuel Cutter and Elizabeth to Joanna Cutter ~end of line Fall 2019
  • George Manning and Joann Wallys to Phebe Manning ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Edward Bulkeley and Olive Irby to Peter Bulkeley 
  • Thomas Allen and Mary Fairclough to Jane Allen ~end of line Fall 2019 
  • Thomas Dewey and Frances to Israel Dewey ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Job Drake and Mary Wolcott to Abigail Drake
  • William Holdridge and Isabelle to William Holdridge ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Robert Quenby and Elizabeth Osgood to Lydia Quenby
  • James York and Joanna to James York ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Bell and Ann to Deborah Bell ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Hatch and Lydia Gyles to Hannah Hatch 
  • Francis Goole and Rose to Mary Goole
  • Joseph Jenckes and Mary to Jospeh Jenckes
  • William Ballard and Elizabeth to Esther Ballard ~end of line Fall 2019
  • James Ashton and Alice to Alice Ashton ~end of line Fall 2019
  • William Field and Jane Sotwell to John Field ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Olney and Marie Ashton to Thomas Olney ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Barnes and Anna to Thomas Barnes ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Benjamin Albee and Hannah Miller to Prudence Albee ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Smith 1, 2 and Alice to John Smith ~end of line 2019
  • William Arnold and Christina Peake to Joanna Arnold ~end of line Fall 2019
  • James Williams and Alice Pemberton to Roger Williams
  • Richard Barnard to Mary Barnard ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Dominick Wheeler and Mercy Jellye to John Wheeler ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Benjamin Wise and Emma Jennings to Humphrey Wise ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Christopher Pakeman to Susan Pakeman
  • Henry Howland and Margaret to John Howland
  • John Tilley and Joan Hurst to Elizabeth Tilley
  • John Denison and Agnes Wylie to William Denison ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Tobias Chandler and Johanne Momford to Margaret Chandler ~ end of the line Fall 2019
  • Robert Ballou and Susanna to Lydia Ballou ~end of the line Fall 2019
  • George Parkhurst and Phebe Leete to Phebe Parkhurst
  • Wolston Child and Ellen Empson to Benjamin Child
  • Frances Bowen and Ellen Franklen to Griffith Bowen
  • William Heath and Agnes Cheney to Prudence Heath