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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Independent and Not Corrupted

In the past, I've mentioned my huge Westover tree, with about 950 people with the surname of Westover. So why not add a few more? Ginny initially wrote in early August, 2012, after seeing my blog; saying she had, "other information from an old family list called 'Westover Family Record' from my mother's family, and would be happy to share what tidbits I can, if you are interested in enlarging your large collection of Westovers yet further!"

Ginny's information is valuable because all her information is new. Ancestry and other sites have William married only to Catherine Hostetter, and not to his first wife Eleanor, who was the mother of three of his children, one being Ginny's direct line. She lives in Wisconsin and recently went on a research trip to Ontario and found supporting information.

Based on her information, we know this is a new line. I especially like what she wrote, "To me it's interesting that what I've told you pre-dates the internet. So while you don't have the information and confirmations of information that the internet can provide, at the same time this information from my mother's family is independent and not corrupted, the way information on the internet can sometimes get corrupted and errors can get spread around. That's not to say that it is necessarily completely without error, of course." We all know how many errors are in the family trees found on the internet. I'm so glad Ginny and Sue from the previous day's post, Stunned Disbelief and Incredulous Silencewrote me. Two great cousin connections were made.


Generation No. 1
William #1 is my first cousin, 6x removed. The men listed in green are my direct lines.

1.William WESTOVER (John WESTOVER5, JOHN WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 13 OCT 1769 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, and died ABT 1837 in St. Catherine, Grantham Twp., Ontario, Canada. He married Catherine HOSTETTER 2 JUL 1805 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Herman HOSTETTER. She was born 29 JUL 1785 in Shelbourne, Nova Scotia, Canada, and died 14 JUL 1828 in Canada. He married Eleanor BEF 1795. She was born 25 NOV 1775.
Children of William WESTOVER and Catherine HOSTETTER were:
2  i.John WESTOVER was born 28 APR 1806. He married Lydia HAVENS 9 MAR 1830 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
3  ii.Ann WESTOVER was born 17 JUN 1807 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
+4  iii.Herman WESTOVER was born 1 DEC 1808 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, and died 1870.
+5  iv.Isaac WESTOVER was born 15 JUL 1810 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
6  v.Jacob WESTOVER was born 24 FEB 1812.
7  vi.Elizabeth WESTOVER was born 9 SEP 1813 in Grantham Twp., Ontario, Canada.
8  vii.Charlotte WESTOVER was born 1 JUN 1815 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
9  viii.Rufus WESTOVER was born 19 APR 1816 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
10  ix.Enos\Enon? WESTOVER was born BET 1817 AND 1819.
11  x.Caroline WESTOVER was born 9 JUN 1820.
12  xi.George WESTOVER was born 22 SEP 1821 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, and died 18 AUG 1871 in Ontario, Canada. He married Clarissa Eunice PRITCHARD.
13  xii.Noah WESTOVER was born 28 JUN 1823.
14  xiii.Barbara WESTOVER was born 14 MAR 1825 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.

Children of William WESTOVER and Eleanor were:
15  i.Phebe WESTOVER was born 13 MAY 1795, and died 28 NOV 1800.
16  ii.Samuel WESTOVER was born 24 APR 1797.
+17  iii.William WESTOVER was born 1799 in Quebec, Canada, and died 1875 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.



Generation No. 2

4.Herman WESTOVER (William WESTOVER6, John WESTOVER5, JOHN WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 1 DEC 1808 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, and died 1870. He was buried in Vernon Center, Blue Earth Co., Minnesota. He married Eliza E.. She was born 1818 in Canada West, and died 1892. She was buried in Vernon Center, Blue Earth Co., Minnesota.
Children of Herman WESTOVER and Eliza E. w\o William WESTOVER were:
18  i.Lewis WESTOVER was born in Canada West.
19  ii.Frank Alan WESTOVER was born in Canada West, and died 1847.
20  iii.Ursula WESTOVER was born in Canada.


5.Isaac WESTOVER (William WESTOVER6, John WESTOVER5, JOHN WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 15 JUL 1810 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada. He married Susannah MCCAULEY.
Children of Isaac WESTOVER and Susannah MCCAULEY are:
21  i.Martha C. WESTOVER was born 1846.
22  ii.Delphine WESTOVER was born 1849.
23  iii.Euphemina WESTOVER was born 1852.
+24  iv.Robert James WESTOVER was born 15 OCT 1855 in St. Catherine, Grantham Twp., Ontario, Canada, and died 6 MAR 1931 in Randolph, Dodge Co., Wisconsin.


17.William WESTOVER (William WESTOVER6, John WESTOVER5, JOHN WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 1799 in Quebec, Canada, and died 1875 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. He married Mehitable SIMONS, daughter of John SIMONS. She was born FEB 1805, and died 20 APR 1847 in Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada. He married Nancy Teall VANCE.
Children of William WESTOVER and Mehitable SIMONS were:
25  i.Eleanor\Ellen WESTOVER was born 8 DEC 1821 in Ontario, Canada. She married James NEVILL. He was born 1815 in Charlotte Twp., Ontario, Canada, and died 1904 in Vernon, Michigan.
26  ii.Jane WESTOVER was born 1823.
27  iii.Elizabeth Caroline WESTOVER was born 29 OCT 1826 in Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada.
28  iv.Phoebe Jane WESTOVER was born 2 AUG 1829 in Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada, and died 1891 in Ashtabula, Ohio.
29  v.Nancy WESTOVER was born ABT 1833 in Roundo, Ontario, Canada, and died ABT 1900.
30  vi.William WESTOVER was born ABT 1843 in Ontario, Canada.
31  vii.Hannah WESTOVER was born 1845 in Ontario, Canada, and died 1915 in Ashtabula, Ohio.
32  viii.John Simons WESTOVER was born 2 APR 1847 in Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada, and died 1924 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Harriet Ann FORD 1870 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



Generation No. 3

24.Robert James WESTOVER (Isaac WESTOVER7, William WESTOVER6, John WESTOVER5, JOHN WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 15 OCT 1855 in St. Catherine, Grantham Twp., Ontario, Canada, and died 6 MAR 1931 in Randolph, Dodge Co., Wisconsin. He was buried in Randolph, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. He married Etta BRADFORD 22 FEB 1878 in Randolph, Columbia Co., Wisconsin, daughter of George BRADFORD and Eliza w\o George BRADFORD. She was born 18 APR 1861 in Westford Twp., Randolph, Dodge Co., Wisconsin, and died 2 AUG 1924 in Randolph, Dodge Co., Wisconsin. She was buried in Randolph, Columbia Co., Wisconsin.
Children of Robert James WESTOVER and Etta BRADFORD were:
33  i.Susan Elizabeth WESTOVER was born 18 NOV 1879 in Fox Lake, Dodge Co., Wisconsin, and died 1914 in Randolph, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. She married Julius N. DERBY 25 DEC 1899 in Randolph, Dodge Co., Wisconsin. He was born 29 APR 1857 in Plainfield, Illinois, and died 1935 in Randolph, Columbia Co., Wisconsin.
34  ii.Lucy Agnes WESTOVER was born 24 OCT 1880 in Buffalo Lake, Renville Co., Minnesota, and died 19 SEP 1946 in Randolph, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. She married Herman SMITH.
35  iii.Mabel Anne WESTOVER was born 27 OCT 1882 in Fox Lake, Dodge Co., Wisconsin, and died 16 AUG 1954 in Randolph, Dodge Co., Wisconsin. She married Reinhold Friedrich LENTZ 1 DEC 1898. She married Frank YAGLER 1922.
36  iv.George Issac WESTOVER was born 9 SEP 1884 in Buffalo Lake, Renville Co., Minnesota, and died 10 JAN 1962 in Markesan, Green Lake Co., Wisconsin. He married Lily Mae MOTTRAM.
37  v.Robert Adolphuas WESTOVER was born 9 JAN 1886 in Buffalo Lake, Renville Co., Minnesota, and died 21 MAY 1967 in Portage, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. He married Minnie M. BRAATZ. She was born 1885 in Germany, and died 1956 in So. Randolph, Dodge Co., Wisconsin.
38  vi.Elsie Belle WESTOVER was born 31 JAN 1889 in Buffalo Lake, Renville Co., Minnesota, and died 24 APR 1988 in Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin. She married Edward James MALONEY.
39  vii.Claudia Loreeta WESTOVER was born 11 APR 1891 in Buffalo Lake, Renville Co., Minnesota, and died MAY 1891 in Buffalo Lake, Renville Co., Minnesota.
40  viii.Maude Grace WESTOVER was born 11 APR 1891 in Buffalo Lake, Renville Co., Minnesota, and died 11 JUL 1969 in Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin. She married Sjouke DYKSTRA.
41  ix.Clara Mae WESTOVER was born 28 NOV 1893 in Fox Lake, Dodge Co., Wisconsin, and died 9 JUL 1961 in Randolph, Columbia Co., Wisconsin. She married Owen John GRIFFITH.

1 comment:

Marian Burk Wood said...

Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog posts. This one is especially good--because over and over, I've seen how a mistake in some online family tree or database gets spread through the trees being developed by researchers tracing that line. Thanks for highlighting this important issue!