Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Family Milestones: March 10th

My paternal 6th-great grandfather, Joseph MAXSON, was born on this date in 1692 in Westerly, Rhode Island.  Joseph was the son of Rev. Joseph and Tacy (BURDICK) MAXSON.  Joseph married circa 1715 to Bethia MAXSON, daughter of John and Judith (CLARKE) MAXSON.  Bethia was born July 31, 1693.  They had 10 children.  Bethia died 1747 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Joseph died 1747 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

My maternal 6th-great granduncle, Thomas SWAFFORD, was born on this date in 1783 in Greenville, South Carolina.  Thomas was the son of Peter James and Rennie (HOWARD) SWAFFORD, and the younger brother of my Jacob SWAFFORD.  Thomas married before 1801 to Nellie HOWARD.  They had 13 children.  Thomas died November 2, 1856 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

My paternal grandaunt, Vera Delphene HALEY, was born on this date in 1890 in Jay County, Indiana.  Vera was the daughter of Eli Weldon and Cora Belle (METZER) HALEY, and the older sister of my Ruth Pauline HALEY.  Vera married Clarence Leroy STUBER on February 14, 1915.  Clarence was the son of Henry and Martha (________) STUBER. They had 1 child and lived in Allen County, Ohio and Jay County, Indiana.  Clarence died May 20, 1981 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  Vera died June 1987 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.


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