138,390 individuals, 41 individuals cited
Ancestor: A110400 - Thomas Stokeley 1755-1824, 39 individuals cited
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It took me awhile, but I finally managed to add Samuel Mountford Wilson to my genealogy.
Numerous sources, most notably the obituary of Joseph Pendleton Hoge published by The Morning Call in San Francisco on 15 Aug 1891, state that a brother of Hoge's law partner Samuel Wilson married a sister of Hoge. Marge Saville identifies this sister as Anna Hoge. She shows Sam Wilson's parents to be Peter Wilson and Frances P. Stokeley, and his brothers Thomas and David S.
The Daughters of the American Revolution show the parents of Frances P. Stokely to be Thomas Stokeley and Elizabeth Mountford and have records for 5 of their children, adding four children to the 3 listed by Saville (Sam, Thomas, and David) for a total of 8 children by this couple.
The Catalogue of Washington & Jefferson College shows Anna Hoge to be the wife of Samuel's older brother Thomas S. Wilson. Samuel's brothers Thomas & David were lawyers and judges and prominent in Iowa, while Joseph Hoge and Sam Wilson were prominent in San Francisco.
Revised 1 Sep 2014 – One of the more intriguing people I've run across in my genealogy is Antoinette Delmas (1872-1953). She was the granddaughter of J. P. Hoge mentioned above, and on the 1930 census she declared herself to be the "partner" of Hope Bingham.
The 1930 census listed the relationship to the head of the household of each member of a household, and Hope Bingham was listed as "head" and Antoinette was listed as "partner".
It turns out Hope's maiden name was Ellis, and her partnership with Antoinette was her fourth. She first married a Robert L. Sherwood in 1894, bore a daughter Nadine, and divorced him in 1897.
Her second husband was Callaghan Byrne in 1899. Hope had been engaged to Callagham before she married Sherwood, but broke off the engagement when he demanded she stop wearing decollete gowns - dresses which displayed the tops of her breasts. Their friends arranged for them to meet at the Governor's inaugural ball and they were married at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
The newspapers give contradictary accounts of the children of this marriage. Some say they had a boy, William Ellis Byrne.
None mention Callaghan Byrne Junior who, according to his FamilySearch marriage record, was the son of Callaghan Byrne and Hope Ellis and was born in 1896, 3 years before their marriage.
This marriage ended in divorce in April 1902 and by November of the same year Hope was married to Atkins Clark Bingham.
The marriage banns for her marriage to Bingham state Hope had "the care of" two daughters; one Sherwood, one Byrne, the latter born a few months previous, which would have been the summer of 1902. There is no mention of any sons.
Hope had two children by Bingham and those children were living in the household with Hope and Antoinette in 1930: Clark, 25, artist; and Elanor, 20, dancer. By the way, Hope & Antoinette listed their occupation as "none".
Hope's father William Turner Ellis (1826-1913) was born on 'a large plantation' in Maryland and came to California during the Gold Rush. In 1852 he took a clipper ship to the Isthmus of Panama and from there another ship to San Francisco. In route he met and became acquainted with David E. Knight and they became lifelong business partners.
W. T. settled in Marysville becoming head clerk for John C. Fall & Company, a general merchandising firm, and took it over in 1857 as it had fallen into bankruptcy from extending too much credit. He also acquired, among other enterprises, a wholesale grocery and a line of steamers that traveled between Marysville and San Francisco. In 1875 he was elected Treasurer in Yuba County and served two terms.
See Also: If the Legends Are True - Changes 2008, Joseph Pendleton Hoge.
Chronicling America is a wonderful searchable collection of newspapers from 1836-1922, paid for with your tax dollars via The Library of Congress. (One of the few worthwhile government expenditures.) I spent some time combing the Chronicling America collection for articles regarding the Hoges.
I was able to find a lot of articles on the San Francisco Hoges and their descendants. They appear frequently in the social pages. Among other things, there were numerous mentions of "The Misses Hoge" (Blanche & Octavia) taking summer vacations at various places, including the notorious San Rafael
But I was able to find more newspaper mention of Hampton Hoge than pretty much anyone else. (This time around).
It's a rather sad story. He was appointed envoy to China. Before leaving Washington D.C. he ordered a set of clothes, and then hopped the train to Los Angeles without paying his taylor, and abusing everybody on the way while making sure they knew who he was.
When he got to San Francisco, the Morning Call reports
But the colonel will not sail, as anticipated. Last night The Call received a telegram from Washington, stating that the newly appointed Consul had been removed by the President on account of charges preferred against him, the nature of which the dispatch failed to state. It was added that the president had directed that colonel Hoge be officially notified of his decapitation by telegraph.
Shouldering their responsiblility, The Morning Call found him "seated in a back room of an Ellis-street saloon nursing a small kitten and a good-sized jag". And, with him in this (ahem) position, informed him he had been removed. And dutifully reported that he replied, "Somebody is going to get killed when I get back."
This was in November of 1893, and by March of 1894 he had defected to the Republican party. He then ran unsuccessfully against Peter J. Otey for senate, and against his cousin, James Hoge Tyler, for the nomination for governor.
His obituary, published 19 February 1903, states:
Colonel Hoge contracted the fatal disease at the President's reception to Congressmen, given on Thursday, February 5th. Colonel Hoge and Mrs. Hoge were in attendance at the reception, being in the receiving line. This necessitated his standing in a cold draught of air. He contracted a cold but thought nothing of it, until on Saturday morning his physicians announced that he was threatened with pneumonia and his wife decided to bring him home at once. He arrived last Sunday night and the disease rapidly developed until its fatal termination yesterday.
Among the many articles I found in Chronicling America regarding the San Francisco Hoges was a lengthy obituary for W. H. L. Barnes. His son William Sanford Barnes married J. P. Hoge's granddaughter Delphine Delmas. Delphine was sister to Antoinette Delmas mentioned above.
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Mary Hoge, daughter of James Hoge and Agnes Crawford married Robert Evans. This user submitted genealogy gives descendants of Robert Evans & Mary Hoge, and ancestry for Robert going back 3 generations to Evan ab Evan b. Abt. 1654 in Wales and d. Abt. 1683 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Evansville, Indiana was named after General Robert Morgan Evans, grandson of Robert Evans and Mary Hoge, and great-grandson of James Hoge and Agnes Crawford.
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Wondering if the Owsley in the Garrett genealogy meant that I was somehow related to Augustus Owsley Stanley III (famous, or notorious, for Owsley Acid), I dug into his genealogy best I could and it appears we are, sorta. Owsley is my great-grandmother's husband's stepsister's husband's 4th cousin twice removed, our common in-laws being my great-grandaunt Martha Caroline Canada and her husband Benjamin Frank Garrett.
As fiancial backer, pharmaceutical supplier, and sound engineer for The Grateful Dead, one could make a very good case than an entire generation danced to his tune, either directly or indirectly. His obituary in The New York Times states: "His other clients included John Lennon, who, according to The Beatles, a 2005 biography by Bob Spitz, contracted to pay Mr. Stanley for a lifetime supply of his wares."
The photo right is Owsley "Bear" Stanley at his arraignment in 1967. He had been arrested at his LSD lab in Orinda. Bear Research Group reputedly made more than 1.25 million doses from 1965-67.
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Ancestor: A080054 - Thomas Millsaps (1735-1800), 189 individuals cited
Ancestor: A080078 - Thomas Millsaps (1752-1837), 18 individuals cited
Ancestor: A014250 - Peter Brickey (1715-1786), 82 individuals cited
Ancestor: A091099 - John Brickey (1741-1806), 10 individuals cited
Ancestor: A014249 - Jarrett Brickey (1760-1841), 23 individuals cited
Thomas Millsaps b. abt 1679 in Belfast, Northern Ireland immigrated with his wife Mary Poplin to Charleston, South Carolina 8 Aug 1718, and d. in Staunton, Virginia May 1769; having, among other children, two sons Robert (1719-1793) and Thomas (1735-1834).
Robert, my 6th great-grandfather, had a son Thomas, my 5th great-grandfather, who is a DAR ancestor and who had a son Edward (1784-1840) who married Lydia Brickey, my 4th great-grandmother. Lydia's father was Jarrett Brickey (1760-1841), and his father was John Brickey (1741-1806), and his father was Peter Brickey (1715-1786), all DAR Ancestors.
Thomas Millsaps (1735-1800), son of the immigrant and brother of Robert my 6th great-grandfather, is also a DAR Ancestor and far more of his descendants have been documented by the DAR and other sources than have for his nephew Thomas, my 5th great-grandfather. Among his descendants are Reuben Webster Millsaps who founded Millsaps College in Mississippi, my 3rd cousin 5 times removed.
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John Brickey (1741-1806), my 6th great-grandfather, married Mary Elizabeth Garner (1740-1780), who's grandparents were John Garner and Elizabeth Keene, which family is documented in Chappelear. This line, the Millsapps/Brickey line, or Garner/Keene line, traces back to the Wingfields of the English Peerage.
One of the problems with using the DAR data as a source is that 20 or more dates and places are cited for the same individual. On the one hand, this makes the individual's page messy, but on the other it provides an index for which date and place belongs to which source(s).
Mebane, Connecticutt: James Edward Shivers, 7 May 2002 80 individuals cited
RootsWeb, David Thompson, 14 Oct 2010
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In 2009 I spent considerable time transcribing a FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File that traced my 3rd great-grandfather Peter Cotton back to the 900s. At the time it was submission: 633050-0506102224713. Now it is submission: MWLT-6CR.
Now that I've taken some time to examine it, I see it doesn't hold up in a number of places. The most glaring of these is the claim that John Cotton of Bertie was the son of Sir Thomas Cotton and Margaret Howard.
Martin Wood succinctly dispenses with this in a note found on Thompson Family Branches on RootsWeb. In short, there is no evidence for the claim that John Cotton b. 1625 in England and d. 1691 in North Carolina was the son of the Sir Thomas Cotton and Margaret Howard and substantial evidence that he wasn't.
Since Lord William Howard and Elizabeth Dacre are already in my data, what I've decided to do is to severe the FamilySearch pedigree at John Cotton of Bertie, and attach the preceeding generations to the established noble pedigree, with a note of explanation containing a link to where the data from this source was found to be in error.
Sally's Family Place is the best researched Cotton genealogy I've found. It shows a birth year of 1781 for Peter Cotton, son of Cyrus. According to Sally, Peter and three of his brothers were apprenticed between 1788 and 1789. Peter's age was 7 years 8 months when he was apprenticed to a weaver on 8 May 1789. Only orphans were apprenticed that young. Apprenticeships in the colonies generally were set to be completed at the age of twenty-one, and since labor was in great demand they were often less than the customary 7 years.
This raises some doubt that the Peter Cotton who was the son of Cyrus Cotton and the great great-grandson of John Cotton of Bertie (1625-1693) is the same Peter Cotton as my 3rd great-grandfather who declared he was born about 1777 on the 1850 census in Alabama.
Judge Cyrus Wesley Cotton (1853-1934) of Texas, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, married Frances Beverly Rust, my 6th cousin 4 times removed and 5th great-granddaughter of John Garner and Susanna Keene. Frances' next youngest sister Georgia married Emory Eaton Hoge (1854-1910), my 2nd cousin 4 times removed.
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