Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Buckinghamshire England | Old Maps of Penn and Tyler's Green

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If you find old maps, especially with this much detail, adding a layer(s) of  "clear transparencies" sheets aids the understanding of locations and changes over the years of historic buildings, roads, and water resources. I use the rivers as a guide.  






Sunday, January 25, 2015

One Room Schoolhouse | Marrs Township, Posey County | Evansville, Indiana

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Photograph C. E. L. Dixon
One Room Schoolhouse
Teacher holding rope for school bell 
Black and white photograph  ca. 1927-1928
The color photographs were taken approximately 2003
 Marrs Township, Posey County, Evansville, Indiana.



Other One Room Schoolhouse in the United States

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Josiah Downen | South Carolina

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Josiah Downing Plat For 150 Acres on Parks or Parke Creek
(Original at South Carolina Department of Archives and History)


This is a Land Grant dated 1765 and 1768 signed by Pickens,
Josiah's name is spelled, Josiah Downing.
Parks or Parke Creek, a branch of Long Cane Creek is located near Pendleton, South Carolina (34°39′2″N 82°46′51″W)



South Carolina 1710 map

Josiah Downen ca. 1740 - ca. 1802

Josiah Downen was born ca. 1740, probably in South Carolina, now part of the United States but prior to the Revolutionary War part of the America Colony. Josiah's parents are unknown.

He married Mary Elizabeth Smith (ca. 1747-1835) around 1765 in South Carolina. They had the following children:

Job Downen (1768-1842)
Hannah Downen (1770-1820)
William Downen (1774-1849)
Timothy Downen (1777-1828)
Polly Downen (Unknown)
Josiah Downen (1780-1845)
Elizabeth Downen (1784-1850)
David Downen (1789-1838)
Patsy Downen (Unknown)

The earliest documentation on Josiah was a Royal Land Grant in the name of King George III dated 13 February 1768. The grant was made to Josiah Downing, giving him 150 acres of vacant land in Granville County, South Carolina (now Abbeville County, South Carolina). Land grants were also made to James, John and Thomas Downing, who may have been Josiah's brothers.


Between 1780 and 1782 Josiah fought in the Revolutionary War on the American side as part of the South Carolina Militia under the command of General Andrew Pickens. He was wounded in action in 1781. 
Before the war, Josiah's last name was printed as "Downing," on his land patent. During the war Josiah began rendering his last name as Downen. 

Josiah showed up in the first U.S. census in 1790 in what was then known as Pendleton District or Pendleton County, but the area is now part of Anderson County, South Carolina. 

According to the Downen wiki, the last record of Josiah in Anderson County is in 1794, and some time between 1794 and 1800 Josiah and his children left South Carolina and took the pioneer route through Tennessee to Kentucky. Josiah received 200 acres in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, in 1799. Some of his family remained in Tennessee and some continued on to Kentucky and Indiana.
Josiah died in Muhlenberg County in 1802 or 1803. His wife Mary paid taxes on the farm there from 1803 to 1807. She died in Illinois in 1835, at age 88. Josiah and Mary's burial places are not known.


Hannah Downen married James Robert Dixon



A Dixon Downen Timeline

1750 Simon Dixon migrated to North Carolina.
1731 Cane Creek Friends Meeting Established
1754 French and Indian conflict exploded into war March 28, 1754.
1760 Long Cane Creek Indian attack.
1761 James Dixon Born
1764 William Marshall and his wife Rebecca Dixon Donated land for the Cane Creek Quaker Friends Meeting House.
1775 Revolutionary War (1775–1783)
1775-1783 James age, 13 years - 21 years
1790 James and Hannah Dixon sold a tract of land on Cane Creek in Buncombe County, North Carolina in ca. 1790.
1794  James R. Dixon and family were living on a tract of land located on both side of the Swannanoa River in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
1790-1800  The Dixons left Buncombe County, North Carolina and traveled to South Carolina (home of Hannah Downen Dixon's parents).


Immigration
1790-1800 The Dixons after traveling to South Carolina traveled to Henderson, Kentucky. While in Henderson County, Kentucky they sold 150 acres in North Carolina that James and John inherited from their father (possibly Solomon).
1806 Hannah Dixon died in Kentucky and was buried at Smith Mills, KY. (We could not find a gravestone for her).
1806 James and his children, Robert, Samuel, John and Polly moved to Posey County, Indiana. (date 1806?)
1820 Hannah Dixon's death date from Tillie Cariens. That would mean James and his children would have moved to Posey County, Indiana from Kentucky after 1820.
1800 James Dixon was 39 in 1800 in Christian County, Kentucky.



Very Early Dixon and Downing
I believe James Dixon traces back to the William Dixon associated with Winthrop.
The first record found of William Dixon, born about 1600 Lurgan MM, Segoe Parish, County Armagh, Ireland is
The earliest record I have found involving Dixon immigration is William Dixon with the Winthrop group in 1630.

Dixon

William

Winthrop

1630

Downing

James

Winthrop

1630

DIXON, William
Boston Probably from Suffolk. Servant to Governor Winthrop. Cooper. Died 1666. (M.C.R., I, 105). Removed to York, ME. 1636.

DOWNING, James
Servant of Winthrop (Winthrop MSS., W-7a 38).
LOCKWOOD, Edmond
Cambridge Son of Edmond. From Combs, Suffolk. Baptized 9 Feb 1594. Winthrop writes about money to be paid to Downing for Lockwood: 'let Mr. Peirce be payd his bill of provisions and bring the rest with you' (Winthrop MSS., W. 7a 45).
MORTON, Mary
She may have come from Colchester and was a servant to Mrs. Downing in 1629 (L. & L. W., 291). Probably the 'Mary M' one of the servants of Winthrop mentioned in letter to his wife 2 March 1629/30 (ibid.). Church member No. 86.





Sources:
Dixon Bible
Hofmann, Margaret M. Colony of North Carolina: Abstracts of Land Patents. Weldon, N.C: Roanoke News Co, 1982. Print.
http://mills-sfv.com/Genealogy/People/D/Downen/Josiah1740-1802.html




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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Identifiying Historic Individuals and their Recipes | Heirloom Recipes | Mrs. J. Randolph Page's Ginger Cookies

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Colonial Williamsburg has one of the best Gingerbread Cookies. The Williamsburg Art of Cookery lists gingerbread and gingerbread cookie recipes along with the very British biscuits. Included is a recipe donated by Mrs. John Randolph Page to Mary Stuart's Cookery book published in 1885 and it is republished and included in the Williamsburg Book. The Page family was very active in the Virginia colony.



Mrs. J. Randolph Page's Ginger Cakes

Two Quarts of Flour, one Teacupful of Sugar, one Pint of Molasses,
half a Pound of Lard, four Tablespoonsful of ground Ginger,
one Tablespoonful of ground Cloves, and one Teaspoonful of Salt.
 Let anyone try this Recipe who wants to be convinced that the best Things
are not always the most expensive. The Dough must be just as stiff as it can be to handle well, 
and rolled out to Wafer-lick Thickness.
Stick as you do Biscuits, and also with a plain round Biscuit Cutter.




Colonial Page Family

Francis Page (1595–1678)
...Colonel John Page (1628 –1692) m. Alice Lukin (1625–1698)
......Mary Page m. Walter Chiles Jr.
.........Elizabeth Chiles married Henry Tyler
...Elizabeth Page Digges
...Matthew Page m. Alice Lukin
......Mann Page I (1691–1730) m. Judith Carter
.........John Page married Jane Byrd
.........Mann Page II m. Alice Grymes
............John Page (1743 – 1808)
............Mann Page III.
............Mann PAGE (born 1766, Gloucester co, VA, died 1813 Aug 24, Hanover co, VA). married 1788 Jun 5, Elizabeth NELSON, born 1770 Dec 26, Yorktown, VA, died 1854 May 7, Gloucester co, VA;
...............John PAGE, born 1789 Mar 7, died 1817 Jan 31, sp.
...............Thomas Nelson PAGE, born 1792 Oct 5, Gloucester co, VA, died there, 1835 Sep 19; married 1927 Feb 1, Richmond, VA, Julianna RANDOLPH (born 1805 Oct 29, Powhatan co, VA, died 1854 Jan 9, Richmond, VA.
...................Mann PAGE, born 1835 Apr 21, died 1904 May 28, sp.
...............Mann PAGE, born 1794 Jun 9, Gloucester co, VA, died there, 1842 Feb 14; married 1st, 1818 Jun 25, Judith Page NELSON (born 1797 Mar 18, Hanover cxo, VA, died 1825, Gloucester co, VA) (see above); married 2nd, 1827 Oct 18, Gloucesterr co, VA, Lucy Ann JONES (born 1808 Nov 16, Gloucester co, VA, died there, 1877 Aug 18).
..................John Randolph PAGE, born 1830 May 10, Gloucester co, VA, died 1901 Mar 18, Albemarle co, VA; married 1856 Oct 30, Gloucester co, VA, Delia BRYAN (born 1833 Feb 24, Gloucester co, VA, died 1902 Sep 18, Mentone, AL).
.....................Randolph Bryan PAGE, born 1857 Sep 19, died 1863 Aug 28.
.....................Mann PAGE, Jr., born 1861 Feb 14, Gloucester co, VA, died 1893 Sep 19, Denver, CO; married 1886 Jun 16, Harriet Pamelia ROBBINS (born 1866 Mar 8, Meadville, PA, died 1924 Oct 19, New York, NY).




Bibliography:
SMITH, Mary S. Virginia Cookery-Book. Compiled by M.s. Smith. Pp. xvii. 352. Harper & Bros: New York, 1885. Print.
Bullock, Helen C. D, and William Parks. The Williamsburg Art of Cookery: Or, Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion: Being a Collection of Upwards of Five Hundred of the Most Ancient & Approv'd Recipes in Virginia Cookery ... and Also a Table of Favorite Williamsburg Garden Herbs. Williamsburg: Printed for Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., on the Press of A. Dietz and his Son, near the great prison at Richmond, Virginia, 1938. Print.
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Worksheet | Virginia | Plantations | Historic Ownership | Gloucester County

HH Forms (http://heritagegenealogy.blogspot.com/)
HISTORICAL BUILDINGRosewell PlantationWarner Hall
LOCATIONGloucester County, Virginia,Gloucester County, Virginia
YEAR
LAT/LONG37°20′24″N 76°28′36″W
STYLEColonial Greek Revival
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