My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

What Luck Today, Thanks to a Follower

As I was about to look at recent posts of others, and hopefully make comments, my eyes glanced to my Followers list, and saw that it increased today.  I have been very lax in looking at everybody's site, and to tell the truth, I am not sure if I follow everybody who follows me, something I hope to change.

My new follower has a great list of her ancestors, so I went directly to her Dutch names. And I almost passed out, when I was done looking at all her names. Betty Tartas of Betty's Boneyard Genealogy Blog and I share 13 ancestors!  What a nice thing to find on a Saturday afternoon, while waiting for the Easter cake to bake. Betty, if you read this, it is very nice being a multiple cousin of yours.

Our shared names are:

CORNELIS HENDRICKSE VAN NESS
SYMON JANSEN VAN ARSDALEN
HANS HANSEN BERGEN
JORIS JANSEN de RAPALIE
JAN GERRITSE STRYKER
THOMAS KILBORN / KILBOURNE
WILLIAM BELDING
MATTHEW MARVIN
WILLIAM CROSS
JOHN DAGGETT
GOVERNOR THOMAS MAYHEW
GOVERNOR SIMON BRADSTREET
GOVERNOR THOMAS DUDLEY

Surname Saturday -- FARMER (Canada or NY > Calhoun Co., Michigan)

The Farmer line is another "brick wall" of mine. Alexander Farmer and his wife, Huldah Lay were extremely difficult to trace. Forget about doing Google searches, with the surname of Farmer and Lay.  However, over the years, I broke through the Lay line, and now I want to focus on the Farmer line.  Alexander was either born in New York or Canada, based on census records or  records of the children. My direct lines are in All Caps.



Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

1.ALEXANDER F. FARMER ( FARMER1) was born 5 MAR 1814 in Canada or New York, and died 27 JAN 1864 in Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married HULDAH S. LAY ABT 1833 in (Prob.) New York, daughter of DANIEL LAY and ANNA SCHRAMLIN BROWN SMITH. She was born 5 SEP 1817 in Niagara Co., New York, and died 11 SEP 1902 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan.
Children of ALEXANDER F. FARMER and HULDAH S. LAY are:


+2  i.Louisa J. FARMER was born 25 OCT 1835 in New York, and died 8 JAN 1912 in Johnstown, Barry Co., Michigan.
+3  ii.JOHN NELSON FARMER was born 3 MAR 1839 in Wilson, Niagara Co., New York, and died 27 JUL 1892 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
+4  iii.Charles M. FARMER was born 21 NOV 1842 in Michigan, and died 6 JUN 1893 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
5  iv.Emily A. FARMER was born 14 MAY 1845 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 29 JAN 1866 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
+6  v.Daniel Emory FARMER was born 14 MAY 1846 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 23 AUG 1907 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

2.Louisa J. FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER2, FARMER1) was born 25 OCT 1835 in New York, and died 8 JAN 1912 in Johnstown, Barry Co., Michigan. She was buried in Banfield, Barry Co., Michigan. She married Seneca P. IDEN 1856, son of Thomas IDEN and Rachel BARRY. He was born MAR 1830 in New York, and died 5 APR 1903 in Bedford, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in Banfield, Barry Co., Michigan.
Children of Louisa J. FARMER and Seneca P. IDEN are:


7  i.Francis E. IDEN was born OCT 1858, and died 22 AUG 1869 in Johnstown, Michigan.
+8  ii.Clarence E. IDEN was born OCT 1859 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan, and died 23 DEC 1924 in Bedford Twp., Calhoun, Michigan.
3.JOHN NELSON FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER2, FARMER1) was born 3 MAR 1839 in Wilson, Niagara Co., New York, and died 27 JUL 1892 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried 29 JUL 1892 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married LANY / LANA A. (Magdalena) SCRAMBLING 18 SEP 1862 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of JACOB S. SCRAMBLING and SARAH VAN WOERT. She was born 14 AUG 1841 in Otsego Co., New York, and died 9 SEP 1872 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried 26 SEP 1872 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married MARY C. SCRAMLIN 9 NOV 1873 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Henry William SCRAMLING and Mary P. JOHNSON / HALLOCK. She was born 18 FEB 1843 in Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 16 JUN 1913 in W. LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried 18 JUN 1913 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
Children of JOHN NELSON FARMER and LANY / LANA A. (Magdalena) SCRAMBLING are:


+9  i.SARAH BELLE FARMER was born 26 SEP 1864 in Battle Creek area, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 4 JAN 1931 in Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois.
10  ii.Mary Nancy FARMER was born 3 MAR 1867 in Michigan, and died 14 APR 1868 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
11  iii.Elsie FARMER was born 27 AUG 1871 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 8 SEP 1871 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
4.Charles M. FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER2, FARMER1) was born 21 NOV 1842 in Michigan, and died 6 JUN 1893 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married Arcena Estella ALDRICH 18 MAY 1870 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Amos Nelson ALDRICH and Margaret A. HEATH. She was born 1 MAR 1851 in Charleston Twp., Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 1 APR 1920 in Newton Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan.
Child of Charles M. FARMER and Arcena Estella ALDRICH is:


12  i.Clayton F. FARMER was born 5 DEC 1879 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 3 MAR 1899 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
6.Daniel Emory FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER2, FARMER1) was born 14 MAY 1846 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 23 AUG 1907 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married Belinda MUTTON 6 JUL 1887 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Charles MUTTON and Anne HARVEY. She was born DEC 1857 in Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada, and died AFT 1938 in of Stohrville Twp., Harper Co., Kansas. He married Nancy A. HOAG 17 NOV 1867 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Charles HOAG and Polly WICKHORN. She was born 10 MAR 1850 in Michigan, and died 29 JUL 1879 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. She was buried in LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan.
Child of Daniel Emory FARMER and Belinda MUTTON is:


+13  i.Francis Arthur FARMER was born 6 AUG 1895 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 22 APR 1969 in of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

Children of Daniel Emory FARMER and Nancy A. HOAG are:


+14  i.Frederick Emery FARMER was born 14 AUG 1868 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 4 MAR 1951 in Los Angeles Co., California.
15  ii.Burton W. FARMER was born 12 JUL 1870 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 24 AUG 1872 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

8.Clarence E. IDEN (Louisa J. FARMER3, ALEXANDER F. FARMER2, FARMER1) was born OCT 1859 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan, and died 23 DEC 1924 in Bedford Twp., Calhoun, Michigan. He was buried in Banfield, Barry Co., Michigan. He married Lillie L. FISH 22 DEC 1880 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan, daughter of Sidney S. FISH and Elsie DUNN. She was born APR 1859 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan, and died 26 SEP 1920 in Bedford Twp., Calhoun, Michigan. She was buried in Banfield, Barry Co., Michigan.
Children of Clarence E. IDEN and Lillie L. FISH are:


16  i.Frank F. IDEN was born APR 1885 in Michigan, and died 4 MAR 1904 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
17  ii.Genevieve L. IDEN was born 18 SEP 1887 in Ross, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. She married Maurice Burton WILLISON 11 JUL 1929 in Steuben Co., Indiana, son of John Melvin WILLISON and Mary IDEN. He was born 27 MAR 1882.
9.SARAH BELLE FARMER (JOHN NELSON FARMER3, ALEXANDER F. FARMER2, FARMER1) was born 26 SEP 1864 in Battle Creek area, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 4 JAN 1931 in Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois. She was buried 7 JAN 1931 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She married YATES ALEXANDER ADAMS 20 OCT 1887 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, son of LIBERTY ADAMS and MARTHA MARIA ANDERSON. He was born 26 AUG 1860 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, and died 7 MAR 1917 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri. He was buried 10 MAR 1917 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She married Charles A. HAMILTON 19 DEC 1883 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, son of Monroe M. HAMILTON and Phebe Caroline FREER. He was born ABT 1859 in Michigan, and died 1 MAR 1886 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. He was buried 3 MAR 1886 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
Child of SARAH BELLE FARMER and YATES ALEXANDER ADAMS is:


+18  i.MARJORIE ANDERSON ADAMS was born 11 FEB 1891 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 13 JAN 1953 in Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois.
13.Francis Arthur FARMER (Daniel Emory FARMER3, ALEXANDER F. FARMER2, FARMER1) was born 6 AUG 1895 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 22 APR 1969 in of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas. He was buried in Wichita Park, Cemetery. Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas. He married Johnette Marie HESS 23 APR 1916 in Bluff City, Harper Co., Kansas. She was born 12 MAR 1896 in Illinois, and died DEC 1974 in of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas. She was buried in Wichita Park, Cemetery. Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.
Child of Francis Arthur FARMER and Johnette Marie HESS is:


+19  i.Francis Arthur FARMER was born 26 JAN 1918 in Bluff City, Harper Co., Kansas, and died 9 MAR 2011.
14.Frederick Emery FARMER (Daniel Emory FARMER3, ALEXANDER F. FARMER2, FARMER1) was born 14 AUG 1868 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 4 MAR 1951 in Los Angeles Co., California. He married Maggie M. COCHRAN 13 MAR 1893 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa, daughter of John F. COCHRAN and Arabelle SIDWALL. She was born JUN 1872 in Ripley, Ohio, and died AFT 1930.
Child of Frederick Emery FARMER and Maggie M. COCHRAN is:


20  i.Marie Arabelle FARMER was born 10 FEB 1896 in Polk Co., Iowa, and died 27 DEC 1990 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California. She married Clarence Charles ECKENROD 14 JUN 1919 in Franklin Co., Ohio. She married Albert TILLSON. He was born 1 SEP 1903 in Massachusetts, and died 4 SEP 1991 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.