Saturday, March 15, 2014

William logdon

William Logsdon and Honor O'Flynn were married in this church on Sept. 19th, 1702. Honora, born in Ireland, was kidnapped and brought against her will along with 10 other women to the New World where they were to be married off to single colonists. She and was sold to William Logsdon on the docks of Baltimore, Colonial MD for one hogshead of tobacco. Following the ceremony, the couple had their marriage blessed by a Catholic missionary priest in hiding in the countryside. Honora was a devout and pious young woman, very vibrant and beautiful. It has been said that Honora brought Catholicism to the Durbin-Logsdon Family in America. The church is the oldest in Baltimore, built in 1692 with the corner tower added later. ___________________________ Family lore has it that William Logsdon at about age 50 in approximately 1702 selected a young Irish lass, Honora O'Flynn to be his wife. It is believed that Honora was kidnapped from Kerry County Ireland and brought aboard ship against her will to become a wife of an unmarried planter in Maryland. Later, a footnote in the "The Centenary of Catholicity in Kentucky" by the Hon. Ben, J. Webb stated: "Neither were the Durbins nor the Logsdons descended from stock that was known to be Catholic beyond a couple of generations previous to the appearance in Kentucky of these families. An ancestor of one of the families intermarried with one Honora O'Flynn, an Irish girl of great piety and it was through her, no doubt, that is to be traced the Catholic faith." The records of St. Paul's Church of England established in baltimore include the marriage of Ann Logsdon to Samuel Durbin under date of July 4, 1723. Marriages during these times were required to be performed in the Protestant Episcopal Church instead of the Catholic Church. An intermarriage between Ann Durbin and Ralph Logsdon, both grandchildren of William Logsdon and Honora O'Flynn, they were first cousins, caused the above writing. much of this is true is a ?   



Friday, January 24, 2014

Miller family

thank you for posting i believe my great grandmother Saudi Catherin miller and Julia are not listed here. my gr. grandmother had a glass eye which my aunt said was from fragments from her father being shot. happy. Thank you Pamela for the information

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Colbert continueted

See the Tates and see the Weatherfords
Sehoy III
LifeNotes: Of the Wind Clan.
Born: about 1759 in Little Tulsa, Elmore, AL; 1st-Union in 1774, Alabama; Married 2nd-about 1778 in Alabama; Married 3rd-about 1780; Died 1811-2 , buried in Baldwin County, Alabama; her son William Weatherford lies buried next to her.
Parents: Sehoy II and a Tuckabatchee chief
William Dixon Moniac
Born: ; Married, Died: 1846
LifeNotes: See his page and see the Moniac lines. He was "a Hollander" from The Netherlands, according to Dr. Marion Elisah Tarvin. He came to the Creek nation in 1756 with a remnant of the Natchez, according to J. D. Driesback (in a paper written, July 9th, 1883). Driesback said of William and of Sam, William's son, "He and Sam Moniac were men of fine sense and indomitable courage, strict integrity and enterprise, had considerable influence over the Indians, went with Gen. McGillivray to New York to see Washington, was presented by Washington with a medal, which was buried with him at Pass Christian in 1837."
He went to N.Y. with Alex McGillivray; there he was presented by Washington with a medal which was buried with him at Pass Christian, MS. He later married Polly Colbert.


Excellent data and documentation. My connection to the Colberts is through Edmund Colbert (1834-1907) whose father and owner is Samuel A. Colbert (1816-1880). Samuel is the offspring of James Holmes Colbert (1768-1842) and Susan James (1783-1863). James Holmes is the offspring of James Logan Colbert (1721-1784). Since you don't show James Holmes Colbert as offspring to James Logan Colbert (aka Col. George Colbert), I assume there is no connection by your account. So be it.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mason Stinnett

1860 Federal Census of Pike County, Arkansas

by J. Shane Hill and Dorothy Kennedy Partain

Township: Antoine BIRTH REMARKS NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION PLACE Dwelling/Family: 485/485 Stinnett, Mason 46 m farmer TN Stinnett, Cyrena 39 f TN Stinnett, Hugh 19 m MS Stinnett, P.A. 17 f MS Stinnett, David 14 m MS Stinnett, Evans 7 f AR Stinnett, John 5 m AR Stinnett, Rufus 1 m AR Stinnett, Mason 1 m AR Dwelling/Family: 486/486 Moffett, E.F. 35 m farmer TN Moffett, Catharine 28 f TN Moffett, James A. 10 m TN Moffett, E.F. 8 m AR Moffett, N.J. 5 f AR Moffett, M.L. 3 f AR Moffett, Luticia 19 f TN Dwelling/Family: 487/487 Lightsey, Solomon 52 m farmer SC Lightsey, Malinda 46 f SC

Sunday, September 1, 2013

William Sanders Stinnett 1772

3rd Spouse of William Sanders Stinnett: Abigail Poindexter (b.Abt 1772)


            2. John Stinnett (b.1801-Alabama)


   4th sp: UNKNOWN


            2. Joseph Anderson Stinnett


   5th sp : Nancy Carter (b.Abt 1750-,Amherst Co.,Virginia;m.13 Jul 1789)


            2. William Hightower Stinnett (b.3 Nov 1787-Va.;d.Bef 1870)


            sp: Elizabeth Bynum (b.11 Mar 1791;m.1810)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Standing next to an old Model A Ford are: Harry Bannon, Louise (Escalle) Bannon, and Edness (Rhoads) Escalle. Edness was married to Frank, and this house in the photo is where they lived outside Earlimart, California. It was a two-room house with no bathroom. That room was outside. It was "a beautiful two-holer" according to Frank. I think Harry and Louise were living in Fresno at the time. Although this is not a photo of any part of my family. I loved the way this photo was shared and it said a lot about the time.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Dad worked for Homer Mitchel, he farmed land all the way out to Sand Ridge. I don't know exactly where this was taken but somewhere west of Mitchel's ranch, and five or six miles south of town, Alpaugh. The canal system was built in 1914, but Mitchel used his own wells and pumps for water. Sorry, I'm a bit of a history geek.

Okie....and Prune Picker

In the Earlimart-Delano area during the 1950's there were still many Okies residing in the area that had arrived in the 1930's and 1940's. They brought with them their children, plus they had progeny (offspring) after their arrival.

I was born a "Prune Picker" in California as the offspring of Missouri parents in 1942...Because of the chaotic havoc I wrought in the Delivery Room when I chased a ...perky nurse, the Hospital paid my terrified parents to take me home immediately. Not to worry, everything turned out OK in my life after I served time in the Reformatory for taking some of my kindergarten classmates for a "joy ride" in a "borrowed" post-World War II Army Jeep.

Being a full-blooded Earlimartian and a "Generic Okie," let me elucidate what the "Okie Culture" was like during the 1940's and 1950's in the Earlimart-Delano Area...THERE EXISTED AN OKIE SOCIETAL-ECONOMIC SCALE --- THERE WERE 3 CLASSES OF OKIES:
SWAMP OKIES: Lowest of the Okies on the "societal-economic scale"...Shabby housing...No indoor plumbing...Sparse meals...Few clothes...Girls generally had one dress and no shoes...Boys usually had one shirt, no shoes, and one pair of pants...Pant leg bottoms were generally several inches too short because the child had outgrown their pants, hence because they wore "high water pants" they were called "Swamp Okies."...I remember a "Swamp Okie" type-girl from Delano • telling me several years after she gradated from Delano High School that one of her years in high school she wore the same dress to school everyday because that was all she had...She became very successful in life...Kudos to her!!!
• REGULAR OKIES: Modest housing... Usually ate two or three meals a day...Had newer and a more clothes than the "Swamp Okies" and had at least one pair of shoes...Owned a car while some of the "Swamp Okies" didn't...Could afford to go the Joy Theater a few times a month.
1. • SUPER OKIES: Some owned small farms, stores or business's that provided services or they worked as hired help in the stores or business's...They generally
2. did not work in the fields as hired help...Some had "county or state government jobs." Generally ate "three square meals" a day...Had several changes of clothes and had more than one pair of shoes...Usually had a car less than 5 years or 6 years old...Most "Super Okies" were "down to earth" people, but a few of the "Super Okies" were perceived as "snooty" by some "Swamp Okies" and "Regular Okies."
There was a perception by many of the "Earlimart Okies" (not all) that some "Delano Okies" (not all) did not look favorably toward "Earlimart Okies" because they were stereotyped as "rough and tumble people" and in a few instances referred to as "criminal-types."
I can remember several of my Earlimart friends wanting to date Delano girls, but the girl's parents wouldn't allow it because the "date asker" was from Earlimart...This happened to me three times in high school...In my case, the Delano parents probably made a wise decision (They had heard about my "joy ride" escapade when I was a "wild and crazy" Kindergartner. Let this be a lesson to you, bad publicity will follow you around for a lifetime. Darn, those Delano girls were cute too!!!

Max Souder, Earlimart Historian, Full-blooded Earlimartian, Generic Okie, and DJHS Class of 1960
This one picture of a family of swamp Okies was the only one found. All the regular Okies moved to the Midwest, the Super Okies both moved to Las Vegas.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Earlimart, General store and Hotel.

I'm posting this for Lavonne, who is posting it for Max. No matter who's doing what, this is a very interesting old picture. The first picture was taken in 1927 of the Harry R. Cannon General Merchandise Store. This was the first Earlimart Post Office, it was located in the southwest corner of the store until 1920. Notice the upper floor of the Hardware Store was the location of the "Peacock Hotel". Those 12 rooms were later converted into three apartments. The Peacock Cafe was taken out and used as floor space for the hardware store.