Today In Genealogy History – August 26, 2011

Ruth Jewell was born 333 years ago – August 26, 1678 – in Braintree, Massachusetts, the daughter of Thomas Jewell and Susannah Guildford, one of eight children.  Ruth’s grandparents were Thomas Jewell and Grissell Fletcher, and John Guildford and Mary Knowlton.

Obituary of James Hughes Coleman

The Sayings, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Saturday, February 20, 1897

Obituary of James Hughes Coleman

Mr. James Hughes Coleman died of consumption at his late residence on East Street, 9 o’clock at night, last Tuesday.  He had been an invalid for months and, fully aware of his condition, he was prepared for the inevitable.  To both Dr. W. P. Harvey and Rev. J. F. Williams, pastor of the Baptist Church, he expressed a willingness to die, trusting in the love and atonement of a merciful Savior.  Jim, as he was familiarly called by his host of friends, had many good virtues with his faults.  He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Coleman and for years was associated with his father in the livery business.  As a driver and courteous
gentleman he had few superiors.  He sometimes drove like Jehu, but his judgment and experience were such that he never once experienced an accident.  Ten years ago he was married to Miss Emorme Gordan, the handsome and accomplished daughter of Mr. Samuel Gordon of Nicholasville.  His wife and two daughters, Catherine, aged seven, and Robin, two, survive him.  Had he lived until August he would have been thirty years old.  The funeral was conducted, Thursday afternoon, at the residence of his parents on Lexington Street, by Revs. J. F. Williams and J. G. Hunter and the interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  The Harrodsburg fire company, of which the deceased had been an active member, took charge of the funeral cortege and did honor to their deceased friend and comrade.  The large attendance at the funeral, while the rain was pouring down, evidenced the popularity of Mr. Coleman.

Today In Genealogy History – August 25, 2011

Mary Alberta Clarkson and Sidney Albertus Clarkson, twins, were born 126 years ago – August 25, 1885 – to Edwin Barbour Clarkson and Etta Clark Taylor of Washington County, Kentucky.  Unfortunately they both died before 1900.  Mary and Sidney’s grandparents were Theodore Clarkson and Martha L. Edwards, and Benjamin Springer Taylor and Martha Jane Janes.

Harrison Coulter Family Sheet

Family Group Sheet for Harrison Coulter

Husband: Harrison Coulter
Birth: 1812
Marriage: 02 Mar 1833 in Mercer County, KY
Father: Mark Coulter
Mother:  nancy taylor

Wife: Elizabeth Leonard
Birth: 1823

Name: Nancy Jane Coulter
Birth: 1836
Marriage: 19 Aug 1855 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Mansfield Crow

Name: James Coulter
Birth: 1838 in Washington County, KY
Marriage: 03 Mar 1856 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Rebecca Murphy

Name: Sarah D Coulter
Birth: 1846
Marriage: 23 Sep 1868 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Timothy Corn

Name: Amanda J Coulter
Birth: 1849
Marriage: 08 Nov 1870 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: William W Hill

Name: Rutha A Coulter
Birth: 1851
Marriage: 15 Jan 1871 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Lewis Goff

Name: Mary L Coulter
Birth: 02 Jun 1853
Marriage: 16 Oct 1873 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: John Shields

Name: Maranda S Coulter
Birth: 1856

Name: Rhoda E Coulter
Birth: 1858
Marriage: 15 Sep 1889 in Washington County, KY
Spouse: Mack Case

Today In Genealogy History – August 24, 2011

Emily Elizabeth Coulter and Silas Armstrong were married 110 years ago – August 24, 1901 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Emily was the daughter of Starling Coulter and Sarah Rigdon.  I have no record of children for Emily and Silas.  This was Emily’s second marriage; her first husband was Henry H. Mobley, with whom she had four children.

Tobias and Margaret Purcell, Deed

Prince William County Deed Book E 1740-1741

pp. 252-256

This Indenture made the fourteenth and fifteenth day of May in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second, 1741, between Tobias Purcell of the County of Richmond, Planter, and Margaret, his wife, of one part, and Landon Carter of the same county, Esquire, of the other part.  Witnesseth that for the sum of twenty six pounds current money to said Tobias Purcell, paid by Landon Carter, they, the said Tobias Purcell, and Margaret, his wife, have sold unto said Landon Carter (in his full and actual possession now being by force of bargain and sale for one year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs forever, all that parcel of land in the Parish of Hamilton in the County of Prince William, containing nine hundred and fifty four acres, formerly granted by the proprietors of the Northern Neck to one John Edy by deed poll bearing date the seventeenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven, and by him, the said John Edy, sold to one Thomas Osburne and the said Tobias Purcell, by indentures of lease and release bearing the date the first and second days of April one thousand seven hundred and thirty which said premises afterwards by the death of the said Thomas Osburne devolved upon and became vested in said Tobias Purcell by right of survivorship and are bounded beginning at a red oak in the angle of one red oak, one white oak and one forked chestnut and by Robert’s Rolling Road and running North East to a red oak, thence North East to a small pine by a small branch, thence South East to a pine at the head of a branch of Summer Duck Run, thence East to three small pines thence South to a maple in Summer Duck Run, thence down the said run, South West to a large white oak by a branch, thence South West to a pine tree in the angle of three pines thence North West to the first station.  And all houses and appurtenances belonging, to have and to hold unto the said Landon Carter.  In witness whereof said Tobias Purcell and Margaret, his wife, have set their hands and seals in presence of James Findlay, Reuben Beale

Tobias Purcell, Margaret Purcell

At a court held for Prince William County May the 25th 1741, Tobias Purcell acknowledged this lease and release with the receipt endorsed to be his acts and deeds and they were admitted to record.

Today In Genealogy History – August 23, 2011

Charles Powell Linton was born 163 years ago – August 23, 1848 – in Virginia, the son of William Linton and Rebecca Ann Dew.  The family moved to Colusa County, California, where Charles married Emma L. Seavy.  I have no information about children.