Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: February 21

It's always sad to find the deaths of very young children, but less surprising somehow when they occur before the 20th century.


Elizabeth Holsinger, daughter of David Holsinger and Lydia Mack, was born February 21, 1811, possibly in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  She is my 2nd cousin 5x removed via the Macks.

Andrew L. Long, son of David Long and Margaret Mock, was born February 21, 1843 in Knox County, Ohio.  He is my 4th cousin 4x removed via the Mocks.

Mary Frances Sellers, daughter of Peter Franklin Sellers and Rachel Godshalk, was born February 21, 1853 in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  She is my great-great-grandaunt.

Dorothy Simcox, daughter of Russell Simcox and Eleanor Malinda Eckman, was born February 21, 1925 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  She is the 1st cousin once removed of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.

John Howard Bauer, son of John L. Bauer and Elizabeth E. Moore, was born February 21, 1941 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Owen line through the Moores.

Abby Jennifer Bernstein was born February 21, 1968 in New York.  She is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gordon line.

Jordan Taylor Ortiz was born February 21, 1995 in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York.  He is my 3rd cousin on my Gordon line.


Mary Kinsey died February 21, 1825 at the age of 56, probably in New Jersey.  She was married to John Gaunt, son of Joseph Gaunt and Elizabeth Borton, who is my 4th-great-granduncle.

Enoch A. Gaunt, son of Benjamin Selah Gaunt and Hannah Ann Peters, died February 21, 1849 at the age of 2 days, probably in New Jersey.  He is my 1st cousin 3x removed.

Catherine Fisher died February 21, 1877 at the age of 87 in Hainesport, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She was married to John Fox, son of Emanuel Fox and Anna Margarethe Mack, who is my 4th-great-grandfather.

Paul B. Lavin died February 21, 1964 at the age of 2 months, probably in Montclair County, New Jersey.  He is the second cousin of my half-sister Laurie Sellers.

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