Friday, December 25, 2009

Family Milestones: December 25th

My maternal 4th-great grandaunt, Elizabeth Jane JACOBS, was married on this date in 1845 in Ohio to Abraham Duncan ELLIS.  Elizabeth was the daughter of James Thomas and Isabella (FEILY) JACOBS, and the younger sister of my Elizabeth JACOBS.  Elizabeth Jane was born August 13, 1824 in Ripley, Ohio.  I do not know the birth and death dates of Abraham.  Elizabeth died April 29, 1919 in Brown County, Ohio.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My paternal great-grandaunt, Orilla Catherine WEHRLY, was married on this date in 1893 to Arthur B. ANDREWS.  Orilla was the daughter of William P. and Olive Jane (SMITH) WEHRLY, and the younger sister of my Barbara Isabel WEHRLY.  Orilla was born April 6, 1872 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  I do not know the birth and death dates of Arthur.  Orilla died December 26, 1970.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My matneral 2nd-great granduncle, Edward E. WRIGHT, was married on this datein 1899 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana to Martha Jane STARR.  Edward was the son of Joseph W. and Rebecca (HEATON) WRIGHT, and the younger brother of my John William WRIGHT.  Edward was born April 18, 1875 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  Martha was born May 24, 1878 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, the daughter of Mark and Mary (CHITWOOD) STARR.  They had 3 children.  Martha died March 29, 1948 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  Edward died June 7, 1960 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.

My maternal 2nd-great granduncle, Elias A. PIERCE, was married on this date in 1895 in Madison County, Indiana to Flora J. CURTIS.  Elias was the son of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE, and the younger brother of my William Francis PIERCE.  Elias was born February 14, 1867 in Madison County, Indiana.  Flora was born November 1871 in Indiana.  Flora died between 1920 and 1930.  Elias died March 1963.

My paternal 6th-great grandparents (and 7th-great!), Samuel WOOLSTON and Cyllania WOOLSTON, were married on this date in 1749 at St. Mary's Church, Mt. Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Samuel was the son of Samuel and Susanna (BUDD) WOOLSTON.  CYllania was the daughter of John and Sarah (POWELL) WOOLSTON.  They were 1st cousins.  Samuel was born April 18, 1719 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Cyllania was born December 13, 1728.  They had 5 children.  Samuel died August 4, 1773.  Cyllania died December 30, 1772 in Burlington County, New Jersey.

My maternal 3rd-great grandaunt, Mary S. LAMBERTSON, was born on this date in 1840 in Franklin County, Indiana.  Mary was the daughter of John and Sarah A. (WILLSON) LAMBERTSON, and the older sister of my Carey W. LAMBERTSON.  Mary married November 28, 1863 in Butler County, Ohio to Samuel SNIVELY.  They lived in Butler County, Ohio and Madison County, Indiana.  I do not have the death dates of either Mary or Samuel.  Nothing further known at this time.
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