Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Milestones: December 14th

My paternal 3rd-great granduncle, John LEMASTERS, married on this date in 1828 in Washington County, Pennsylvania to Mary H. BAKER.  John was the son of Jacob and Hannah (________) LEMASTERS, and the older brother of my Luman Walker LEMASTERS.  John was born September 24, 1804 in Mason County, Virginia.  Mary was born July 30, 1808 in Pennsylvania.  They had 10 children.  Mary died in Wayne County, Ohio.  John died March 25, 1866 in Starr City, Pulaski County, Indiana.

My paternal 5th-great grandaunt, Elisabeth PHILBRICK, was born on this date in 1735 in Hampton, Province of New Hampshire.  Elisabeth was the daughter of John and Judith (SANBORN) PHILBRICK, and the older sister of my John PHILBRICK.  Elizabeth married Isaac TOWLE and they had at least 4 children.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My maternal 7th-great grandmother, Elizabeth NYE, was born on this date in 1720.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah (NEWCOMB) NYE.  Elizabeth married November 10, 1743 to Seth PIERCE, son of Samuel and Abigail (JOHNSON) PIERCE.  Seth was born November 30, 1716 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  They had at least 4 children.  Seth died December 5, 1794.  Elizabeth died May 14, 1749 in Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut.

My paternal 3rd-great grandfather, George J. HALEY, was born on this date in 1814 in Basel, Switzerland.  George emigrated with his parents when a small boy and they settled in Fairfield County, Ohio.  George married January 1, 1835 in Hardin County, Ohio to Rachel H. GARY.  Rachel was born March 25, 1816 in Fairfield County, Ohio.  They had 10 children. George was a minister in the Evangelical Association and he lived in Fairfield, Marion, Morrow and Erie Counties of Ohio. Rachel died November 25, 1897 in Erie County, Ohio.  George died February 27, 1888 in Huron Township, Erie County, Ohio. Both are buried in the Scotts Cemtery, Huron Township, Erie County, Ohio.

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