Friday, September 17, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 17

My sister was lucky enough to have her grandson born on her birthday (only a few years apart!).

Births

John Corwin Gaunt, son of Ner Gaunt and Agnes Corwin, was born September 17, 1838 in Ohio.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Antonie Krebs, son of Isaac Krebs and Frederika Weiss, was born September 17, 1871 in Obersilesia, Prussia.  He is the granduncle of my aunt Mary McStroul.and the great-granduncle of Mindy McStroul and my 1st cousin Todd Meckler.

William Bounds Gauntt, Sr., son of Reuben Lewallen Gauntt and Lucy Bounds, was born September 17, 1887 in Milford, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.  He is my 3rd cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line.

Harvey Kardish, son of Israel Kardish and Eva Feldberg, was born September 17, 1953 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Kardishes.

Laura Lynn Sellers, daughter of Bertram Lynn Sellers, Jr. and Mary Lou Jocelyn Bowen, was born September 17, 1954 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my sissie-poo!

Dawn Woolworth was born September 17, 1972.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Hillary Alexander Downey was born September 17, 1984.  He is also my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Michelle Lee Sinnreich was born September 17, 1989.  She is my 3rd cousin.

Adriane Amelia Baade was born September 17, 1992.  She is my 2nd cousin once removed.

Zachary Alexander Kent was born September 17, 2001.  He is my grandnephew.

Marriages

Reuben Lewallen and Sarah Gaunt, daughter of Joseph Gaunt and Elizabeth Borton, were married September 17, 1799, probably in New Jersey.  Sarah is my 4x-great-grandaunt.

Henry S. Purdy, son of Simeon Purdy and Mary A. Gaunt, and Amy Newbold Hancock were married September 13, 1853 in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Henry is my 2nd cousin 3x remoed via the Gaunts.

Allen Severs Easlick, son of Jonathan Easlick and Susannah Sever, and Mary E. Shemeley were married September 17, 1887 in Northampton, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Allen is my 2nd cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Easlicks.

Death

Doba Ajzner, daughter of Itzhak Leib Ajzner and Sora Rivka Mekler, died September 17, 1972 (yahrzeit 9 Tishri) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Meklers and the aunt of my dear cousin Esther Garfinkel.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 16

Add Anna Marie Gauntt to the growing list of my relatives who chose to be married on their birthdays.  I'm still trying to figure out how to research whether they did so to make it easier to remember their anniversary dates.

Births

Cherrie Cantrell Young, daughter of Alfred C. Young and Mary Thomson, was born Septemer 16, 1892 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line via the Thomsons.

Russell Roberts Allen, son of George N. Allen and Ada E. Mason, was born September 16, 1896 in Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Anna Marie Gauntt, daughter of Thomas Franklin Gauntt and Anna Marie Stayton, was born September 16, 1943 in New Jersey, almost definitely in Burlington County.  She is my 1st cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Richard Wayne Gaunt, son of Jack Lowell Gaunt and Rosemary Ann Trindade, was born September 16, 1954 in Maryland.  He is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Michael S. Budwick was born September 16, 1966.  He is almost definitely my cousin, although I haven't figured out the connection yet.

Linda K. Wickham was born September 16, 1990.  She is the 3rd cousin once removed of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Marriages

Harley Heath, son of William Augusta Heath and Mary Codner, and Agnes Ruth Fell were married September 16, 1913 in Fort Ann, Washington County, New York.  Harley is the 1st cousin 2x removed of my aunt Mary McStroul and 1st cousin 3x removed of my cousin Todd Meckler on their Heath line.

Anna Marie Gauntt, daughter of Thomas Franklin Gauntt and Anna Marie Stayton, and Dale Edward Travis were married Septemer 16, 1961 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Anna is still my 1st cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Death

Joseph J. Claycomb, son of George F. Claycomb and Hannah Holmes Gaunt, died September 16, 1904 in Jay County, Indiana at the age of 61.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 15

Young deaths are always sad to report but so important to remember.

Births

Elizabeth Gaunt, daughter of Jacob Gaunt and Hannah Holmes, was born Septemer 15, 1793 in New Jersey.  She is my 1st cousin 5x removed via the Gaunts.

Mildred Blanche Benson was born September 15, 1908 in Greentown, Howard County, Indiana.  She was married to Oliver Franklin Clark, son of Oren Wilson Clark and Anna G. Gaunt, who is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Lillian May Hoyer, daughter of Rollin Henry Hoyer and Bessie Florence Schwier, was born September 15, 1912 in Ripley County, Indiana.  She is my 6th cousin once removed via the Schwiers.

Nellie Heath, daughter of Harley Heath and Agnes Ruth Fell, was born September 15, 1914 in New York.  She is the 2nd cousin once remoed of my aunt Mary McStroul on her Heath line.

John McKay Appleton, son of Cheser Lewis Appleton, Jr. and Ruth Carrie Stradling, was born September 15, 1944 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my half 1st cousin on my Gauntt line via the Stradlings.

Margo Zelikovitz was born September 15, 1949 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  She was married to David Kardish, son of Israel Kardish and Eva Feldberg, who is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Kardishes.

Keith Robert Allen, son of William Ledger Allen and Edna Hankins, was born Septemer 15, 1956, possibly in New Jersey.  He is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Richard Bruce Sellers, Jr., son of Richard Bruce Sellers, Sr. and Virginia Ann Bennett, was born September 15, 1961 in Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey.  He is my half 2nd cousin.

Joseph Harold Ellis, Jr. was born September 15, 1971.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed.

Marriages

Vernon E. Blakely and Clara Mae Wright, daughter of George B. McClellan Wright and Pearl Ellen Slentz, were married September 15, 1915 in Delaware County, Indiana.  Clara is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Slentzes.

Albert Thomas Mills and Opal Edna Gage, daughter of James W. Gage and Mary Rosella Hutson, were married September 15, 1927 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Opal is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line via the Hutsons.

Darrell Paul Gaunt, son of Edward Lee Gaunt and Ethyl Fay Davison, and Glendora Nelson were married September 15, 1940 in Allen County, Indiana.  Darrell is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Deaths

Almaretta Claycomb, daughter of George F. Claycomb and Hannah Holmes Gaunt, died September 15, 1858 in Jay County, Indiana at the age of 9.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Amber Jeanette Williams died September 15, 2015, probably in Ohio, at the age of 21.  She is the daughter of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams, and we miss her every day.

Wordless Wednesday


 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 14

Bessie was married on her nephew Sydney's 5th birthday.  I wonder if he was the ring bearer?  Did immigrant Jews in the United States have ring bearers at their weddings in the early 20th century?

Births

Phoebe Gaunt, daughter of isaac Gaunt and Susannah Webb, was born September 14, 1832 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  She is my 1st cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Sydney Brainin, son of Max Joseph Brainin and Nellie Doctor, was born September 14, 1909 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  He is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Brainin line.

Doris Lavon Benward was born September 14, 1920 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  She was married to Charles Clayton Gaunt, son of Edward Lee Gaunt and Ethyl Fay Davison, who is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Hazel Dubek was born September 14, 1947 in Grandview, Manitoba, Canada.  She was married to John Kushner, son of Myrim Kushner and Chaye Golubchik, who is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line via the Golubchiks.

Beth Fawn Goldwyn was born September 14, 1957 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.  She was married to Albert Lynn Lore, son of Frank Everett Eckman and Dorothy Mae Sellers, who is my half 1st cousin via the Sellerses.

Lawrence Matthew Gordon was born September 14, 1962.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed.

Samuel Zev Kardash was born Septemer 14, 1980.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Yael Kamil was born September 14, 1990.  He is also my 3rd cousin.

Tanner Derek Campbell was born September 14, 1995.  He is my 2nd cousin 2x removed.

Marriages

Isaac Pollack and Bessie Brainin, daughter of Morris Brainin and Rose Dorothy Jaffe, were married September 14, 1914 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  Bessie is my great-grandaunt.

George Constantine Colby and Michele Catherine Bowen were married September 14, 1997 in Mineola, Nassau County, New York.  Michele is the 2nd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers on her Bowen line.

Deaths

Cornelius Elmer Sellers died September 14, 1918 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 43.  He was the adoptive father of my paternal grandfather, Bertram Lynn Sellers, Sr.

Rheena M. Hertzel died September 14, 1991 in Hamilton County, Ohio at the age of 84.  She was the wife of Orville James Gage, son of James W. Gage and Mary Rosella Hutson, who is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line via the Hutsons.

Events in My Family Tree: September 13

This was almost an all-Gauntt day, except for the appearance of my Canadian cousins.

Births

James Edward Rutledge was born September 13, 1921 in Oklahoma.  He was married to Juanita Fern Slentz, daughter of Andrew Earl Slentz and Bessie Florence Landis, who is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Slentzes.

Claudia Joan Vaughn, daughter of John Glendon Vaughn and Relda Euretta Curry, was born September 13, 1937 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.  She is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Vaughns.

Ben Baylin was born September 13, 1947 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  He was married to Debbie Kardish, daughter of Itzak Kardish and Shirley Bordelay, who is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Kardishes.

Doris Elaine Yandell, daughter of Arnold Lorn Yandell and Myrtle Augusta Higgins, was born September 13, 1954 in Yuba County, California.  She is my 6th cousin on my Gauntt line via the Higginses.

Marriages

Joseph L. Gauntt, son of Reuben Lewallen Gauntt and Rhoda Ewing, and Rebecca Elizabeth Coverly were married September 13, 1902 in Camden County, New Jersey.  Joseph is my 3rd cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line.

David P. McElwee and Mary Virginia Gaunt, daughter of Hananiah Selah Gaunt and Margaret S. Scott, were married September 13, 1913 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Mary is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

James Robert Gaunt, son of William Alvin and Mamie B. Mitchell, and Alice Adelia Tully were married September 13, 1952 in Monterey County, California.  James is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

David Whitman Addis, son of Robert Trenary Addis and Virginia Claire Votaw, and Rebecca Lore Lieser were married September 13, 1980 in Richmond, Virginia.  David is my 6th cousin on my Gauntt line via the Votaws.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 12

Elizabeth Githens appears to have been one of those traditional daughters who stays unmarried and takes care of her parents as they become older.  She died only five years after her mother did.

Births

Edith E. Dickensheets, daughter of George W. Dickensheets and Albertine P. Gaunt, was born September 12, 1885 in Gloucester, Camden County, New Jersey.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Virginia Theresa Gantt, daughter of Carl Thomas Gantt and Mabelle Yost, was born September 12, 1919 in Bradshaw, York County, Nebraska.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gantts.

Herman David Jacobs was born September 12, 1981 in Grant County, Indiana.  He was married to Marjorie Louise Clark, daughter of Oliver Franklin Clark and Mildred Blanche Benson, who is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Clarks.

Virginia Ann Bennett was born September 12, 1942 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She was married to Richard Bruce Sellers, Sr., son of George Moore Sellers and Bertha Poinsett Eckman, who is my half 1st cousin once removed on my Sellers line.

Michael Allen, son of Thomas Gerald Allen and Doris Filer, was born September 12, 1961.  He is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Bonnie Jean Gaynor, daughter of James Owen Gaynor, Jr. and Ruth Heard Hunt, was born September 12, 1961 in Sparta, Essex County, New Jersey.  She is the 2nd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers on her Gaynor line.

Machelle Renee Gaunt was born Septemer 12, 1962.  She is my 6th cousin.

Jeffrey S. Gauntt was born September 12, 1969.  He is my half 4th cousin.

Wanda Jean Hudson was born September 12, 1970.  She is my 5th cousin once removed.

Ryan Morris Kardish was born September 12, 1990.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Marriages

Eugene Washington McStroul, son of Leo Martin McStroul and Anna Krebs, and Shirley N. Mislove were married September 12, 1936 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois.  Eugene is the father of my aunt Mary McStroul.

David Lieff, son of Sam Lieff and Libby Kardish, and Zena Koffman were married September 12, 1971 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  David is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line via the Kardishes.

Death

Elizabeth Evans Githens, daughter of Thomas Githens and Mary Gaunt, died September 12, 1886 in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey at the age of 53.  She is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 11

This is my shortest list of family events so far:  five items, and they are all from the Gaunt family.  I was told that I might have lost family members who were first responders in New York City in 2001, but that was not confirmed.

Births

Charles Louis Cook was born Septemer 11, 1964.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Meribeth Moran was born September 11, 1978.  She is also my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Marriage

Joseph Willet Votaw, son of Daniel W. Votaw and Louisa Gaunt, and Florence E. Barnett were married September 11, 1901 in Wabash County, Indiana.  Joseph is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Deaths

Virginia Franklin Gaunt, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Gaunt and Elizabeth K. Frazer, died September 11, 1858 in Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 14 months.  She is my 2nd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Anna Gaunt, daughter of Jacob Gaunt and Hannah Holmes, died September 11, 1879 in Pennville, Jay County, Indiana at the age of 71.  She is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: 20 Years Ago

The topic for today's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun was somewhat expected.

Here is your assignment, if you choose to play along (cue the Mission:  Impossible! music):

(1) Today is September 11, and the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.  Where were you, what were you doing, and how did it affect you?


(2) Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog post on this post.

On September 11, 2001, I was working for the Seismological Society of America in El Cerrito, California, Pacific time zone.  I usually went in early, around 7:00 or 7:30 a.m.  I did not hear anything about the attacks until I was already at work, because I didn't turn on a TV in the morning.

I don't really remember, but I don't recall that anyone else who came in to the office that day (a small staff of four people, including me) knew either when they arrived.  Apparently we were a rather insular bunch.

Sometime during the morning we found out.  I think that someone outside the office told me, and I told the others.  We didn't have a TV in the office, but we were able to watch some news videos on the computers.

We didn't talk about it very much, and I don't remember us leaving the office early.  Like I said, we were rather insular.

I lived by myself, so when I got home after work I had no one to talk to other than my pets, who never were big on conversation.  I turned on the television for company.  I had seen the CNN footage several times already, so I tried to find something else to watch, even if just for a new take on the attacks.  I went through the entire line-up of channels I had available, probably 40 or 50 at the time.  Every network but two was replaying the same CNN footage.  The only two that were not were Food Network and Comedy Central.  Food Network, which is based in New York City, had posted a static slide expressing sympathy for everyone who had suffered a loss.

Comedy Central was the only network that was airing programming unrelated to the attacks.  I watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for the first and last time in my life.  The guests that day were John Linnell and John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants.  I watched not only because there was nothing else on but because I have actually seen them perform several times and have met them.  I learned that they have been friends with Stewart for a long time and that they apparently know each other from New Jersey (along with a friend of mine, who used to be one of the band's managers).  Or something similar to that.  I'm a little fuzzy on the details.

Somehow, on a very surreal day, it seems appropriate that I watched two guys known for their surreal lyrics and absurdist take on music.

Addendum:

People rarely write, or are asked to write, about what happened in the days following the attacks.  I remember that my brother and several of his work colleagues were in Los Angeles for a conference.  They all lived in the Washington, D.C. area.  Air travel was cancelled indefinitely, so they were told to keep themselves amused in Southern Califorina.  They went one day to Disneyland and commented that they had never seen it so empty; they were able to ride all the rides they wanted to multiple times.  As fun as that was, however, they became bored quickly and decided if they couldn't fly home, they would drive.  They found a rental car and made it across the country in an extremely short time.  I think my estimate was something like an average of around 75–80 mph for the trip.  My brother said he could neither confirm nor deny the results of my mathematical skills but did concede that they had been trading off driving shifts so as not to need to book any hotel rooms on the way back.

Events in My Family Tree: September 10

Little Sasha Kardish was born on his father's 31st birthday.

Births

Susannah Webb was born September 10, 1796 in New Jersey, possibly in Burlington County.  She was the wife of Isaac Gaunt, son of Hananiah Gaunt and Rebecca Mulliner, who is my 3x-great-granduncle.

Effa(?) Gaunt, daughter of William Gaunt and Mary Ann Parrott, was born September 10, 1871, probably in Noble Township, Wabash County, Indiana.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Irene M. Gaunt, daughter of Robert Barclay Gaunt and Harriet Prickett, was born September 10, 1872 in Pennsylvania, possibly in Philadelphia.  She is my 4th cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Reuben Lewallen Gaunt, Jr., son of Reuben Lewallen Gaunt and Lucy Bounds, was born September 10, 1877 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  He is my 3rd cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Florence Idabell Votaw, daughter of Millard F. Votaw and Ida May Fisher, was born September 10, 1918 in Indiana, probably in Wabash County.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Votaws.

George Weldon Walker, Jr., son of George Weldon Walker and Mildred Taylor, was born September 10, 1943, possibly in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Taylors.

David Kardish, son of Samuel Kardish and Tillie Steinberg, was born September 10, 1949 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Kardishes.

Ralph Marion Harvey was born September 10, 1968.  He is my 2nd cousin.

Sasha Kardish was born September 10, 1980.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Marriages

Oliver Bowker, son of Joseph Bowker and Lydia A., and Lizzie Harrison were married September 10, 1890 in Mercer County, New Jersey.  Oliver is my 2nd cousin 3x removed on my Armstrong line through the Bowkers.

Stacy Carrigan Gaunt, son of Benjamin Gaunt and Mary Elizabeth Sever, and Gertrude L. Ford were married September 10, 1907, possibly in New Jersey.  Stacy is my 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

James Marshall Allen, son of Clarence Allen and Agnes Viola Ledger, and Eileen Catherine Dallas were married September 10, 1959, possibly in New Jersey.  James is my 5th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Deaths

Charles Norman Easlick, son of Allen Severs Easlick and Mary E. Shemeley, died September 10, 1917 in Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 18.  He is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Easlicks.

Mary Emma Richardson died September 10, 1986 in Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 85.  She was the wife of Frederick Cleworth Dunstan, son of Frederick Dunstan and Mary Waltz Horner, who is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Dunstan line.

Helen Opal Abbott died September 10, 2000 in Shawnee Mission, Johnson County, Kansas at the age of 88.  She was the wife of Gilbert Lewis Clark, son of Oren Wilson Clark and Anna G. Gaunt, who is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Minnie Caroline Slentz, daughter of James Edward Slentz and Caroline Ella Estella Oler, died September 10, 2002, possibly in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, at the age of 94.  She is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Slentzes.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 9

I was living in Los Angeles when my cousin Janet married Gordon in 1986.  I wasn't invited, and that was probably my only shot at attending a wedding in Beverly Hills.

Births

Carrie Florence Gauntt, daughter of Thomas Kirkland Gauntt and Jane Dunstan, was born September 9, 1896 in Rancocas, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my grandaunt.

James Robert Gaunt, son of William Alvin Gaunt and Mamie B. Mitchell, was born September 9, 1922 in Fresno County, California.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Reta Louise Onstine was born September 9, 1924 in Porter, Grays Harbor County, Washington.  She was the wife of Ervie Vernon Higgins, son of Ervie Oscar Higgins and Elizabeth Opal Gaunt, who is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Nancy Lenore Ornstein was born September 9, 1949 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  She is married to Leo Martin Todd McStroul, son of Fred Lincoln McStroul and Belle Silberman, who is the 1st cousin of my aunt Mary McStroul.

Richard Charles Wright was born September 9, 1955 in Indiana.  He is/was married to Deborah Clark, daughter of Charles Robert Clark and Dorthea Virginia Lynch, who is my 5th cousin once remoed on my Gauntt line through the Clarks.

William Elmer Archer III was born September 9, 1968.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

George Constantine Colby was born September 9, 1972.  He is married to Michele Catherine Bowen, who is the 2nd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Marriage

Gordon Owen Carnie and Janet E. Brainin, daughter of Samuel Michael Brainin and Blanche Mildred Sax, were married September 9, 1986 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California.  Janet is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Brainin lines.

Deaths

Edmund Hoffman died September 9, 1894 in Camden County, New Jersey at the age of 68.  He was the husband of Mary Gaunt, daughter of David Gaunt and Pamela Plummer, who is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Susan Davis Thackeray, daughter of Ezra Thackeray and Phoebe Cramer, died September 9, 1909 in Ripley County, Indiana at the age of 78.  She is my 3rd cousin 4x removed on my Gauntt line through the Thackerays.

Eliezer Louis Garfinkel, son of Yikusee'ael Koifman Gorfinkel and Sora Rivka Mekler, died September 9, 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is my 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Meklers and the uncle of my dear cousin Esther Weinstein.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 8

Phoebe is the fourth child of John Gaunt and Jean Satterthwaite born between September 2 and 8 of various different years.  Did they time their children, or did they just stay inside a lot in early December?

Births

Phoebe Gaunt, daughter of John Gaunt and Jean Satterthwaite, was born September 8, 1777 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  She is my 1st cousin 6x removed via the Gaunts.

Anna G. Gaunt, daughter of Lewis Cass Gaunt and Mary A. Kindlesparger, was born September 8, 1881 in Wabash County, Indiana.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Mildred Ann Allen, daughter of William Daily Allen and Fannie Goldsboro Brown, was born September 8, 1909 in Columbus, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my 5th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Robert Gaunt, son of Walter Clayton Gaunt and Lulu May Sherman, was born September 8, 1923 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  He is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

William F. O'Neill was also born September 8, 1923, possibly in West Virginia.  He was the husband of Lois Adele Weaver, daughter of James Henry Weaver and Ada Adelle Allen, who is my 5th cousin on my Gauntt line via the Allens.

Charles Wickham, son of Charles E. Wickham and Jane Lochrie, was born September 8, 1925 in New Jersey.  He is the 2nd cousin once removed of my half-sister Laura Sellers on her Bowen line through the Wickhams.

Jeffrey Simon, son of Herbert Simon and Sylvia Pollack, was born September 8, 1942, probably in New York.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Brainin line via the Pollacks.

Mary Jo Bonifas, daughter of Charles D. Bonifas, Jr. and Janell Wilkinson, was born September 8, 1947 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  She is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Bonifases.

Dale Lederman, son of Victor Lederman and Edith Albert, was born September 8, 1951 in Queens, Queens County, New York.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Ledermans.

Donna Lynn Weinstein, daughter of Irvin Weinstein and Esther Garfinkel, was born September 8, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Garfinkels.

Kaylette Sue Smith was born September 8, 1968.  She married Gregory Edmund Carter, who is my 4th cousin.

Marriages

Moses M. Gaunt, son of Moses Gaunt and Rachel, and Margarette Baucher were married September 8, 1859 in Fairfield County, Ohio.  Moses is my 1st cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Gladys Mabel Allen, daughter of William Daily Allen and Fannie Goldsboro Brown, and Harold Yorkes Mantell were married September 8, 1938, probably in Jew Jersey.  Gladys is my 6th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Wordless Wednesday


 

Events in My Family Tree: September 7

I wonder if any photographs of little Franklin Dunstan were ever taken and if so whether any have survived.

Births

Ann Gaunt, daughter of John Gaunt and Jean Satterthwaite, was born September 7, 1758 in New Jersey.  She is my 1st cousin 6x removed via the Gaunts.

William Dunstan, son of Richard Dunstan and Jane Coleclough, was born September 7, 1841 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.  He is my great-great-granduncle.

Mary Thomas, daughter of William Thomas and Almira B. Githens, was born September 7, 1862 in Pennsylvania.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed on my Gauntt line via the Githenses.

Norman C. Gauntt, son of George D. Gauntt and Leona Baker, was born September 7, 1915 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Ralph W. Thomson, son of Watson E. Thomson and Lillie L. Fuller, was born September 7, 1915 in New York, probably in Warren or Schenectady County.  He is the 2nd cousin once removed of my aunt Mary McStroul on her Fuller line.

Neil Monty Millstein, son of Samuel Millstein and Doris Danuff, was born September 7, 1953 in New York.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Millsteins.

Niki Green was born September 7, 1962.  She married Yale Lawrence Minuk, son of Julius Minuk and Esther Golub, who is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Minuks.

Seth Clouser was born September 7, 1978.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Janelle Patricia Farrier was born September 7, 1980.  She is the sister of my sister-in-law Sandra Farrier.

Marriages

David Harry Brainin, son of Morris Brainin and Rose Dorothy Jaffe, and Rebecca Harbour were married September 7, 1927 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  Dave is my great-granduncle.

Richard James Alphonse and Catherine Ellen Allen, daughter of Elwood Allen and Wilma Darlene Givan, were married September 7, 1985 in New Jersey.  Catherine is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Deaths

Franklin T. Dunstan, son of Frederick Dunstan and Anna Waltz Horner, died September 7, 1900 in Tabernacle, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 3.  He is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Dunstan line.

John Gaunt, Jr., son of John Gaunt and Elizabeth Kirby, died September 7, 1911 in Gloucester County, New Jersey at the age of 83.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Hannah Gaunt, daughter of Uz Gaunt and Sarah Ann Whitacre, died September 7, 1945 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma at the age of 90.  She is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

John Robert Eckman, Jr., son of John Robert Eckman and Mary Sousa, died September 7, 1974 in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey at the age of 61.  He is the paternal uncle of my half 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Francis Neborsky died September 7, 1976 in Somers Point, Atlantic County, New Jersey.  He was the husband of Mildred Alice Sellers, daughter of Bertram Lynn Sellers and Elizabeth Leatherberry Sundermeier, who is my paternal half-aunt.

Events in My Family Tree: September 6

I am so excited to have a marriage date for one pair of my 7th-great-grandparents.

Births

Daniel Gaunt, son of John Gaunt and Jean Satterthwaite, was born September 6, 1776 in Little Egg Harbor Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 1st cousin 6x removed via the Gaunts.

Martha Johnson Atkinson was born September 5, 1877 in Cookstown, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is the great-grandmother of my half 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Walter Merle Gaunt, son of Nolan Sidney Gaunt and Marjorie Ellen Harris, was born September 6, 1949 in Alameda County, California.  He is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Richard Wayne McHenry was born September 6, 1970.  He is my 6th cousin.

Stephanie Goldberg was born September 6, 1975.  She is my 3rd cousin.

Stella Schneierman was born September 6, 2011.  She is my 4th cousin.

Marriages

Thomas Ridgway, son of John Ridgway, and Ann Pharo, daughter of James Pharo and Ann Murfin, were married September 6, 1699 at the Burlington Monthly Meeting in Burlington County, New Jersey.  They are my 7th-great-grandparents.

Thomas Herbert Gauntt, son of Thomas Franklin and Anna Marie Stayton, and Gladys Bass were married September 6, 1958 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Thomas is my 1st cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Death

Menashe Birnboim died September 6, 2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of about 97.  He was the husband of Sophie Garfinkel, daughter of Yikusee'ael Koifman Garfinkel and Sora Rivka Mekler, who is my 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Meklers.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 5

Sarah Meckler used the surname Miller on her marriage license, the only instance I have found so far of a member of my Meckler family using that name.

Births

Walter Everet Votaw, son of Daniel W. Votaw and Louisa Gaunt, was born September 5, 1873 in Wabash County, Indiana.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Winifred Belle Gaunt, daughter of William Alvin Gaunt and Pearl McGinnis, was born September 5, 1905 in California.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Mary Evelyn Westbrooks was born September 5, 1927 in Powderly, Lamar County, Texas.  She was the wife of Robert Gaunt, son of Walter Clayton Gaunt and Lulu May Sherman, who is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

James Russell Bellamy, son of Joseph Russell Bellamy and Barbara Jean Gaunt, was born September 5, 1947 in Fresno County, California.  He is another 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

David Katz was born September 5, 1949.  He is/was the husband of Evelyn Render, daughter of Bertram Ruthledge Render and Ruth Schumeister, who is my 4th cousin on my Nowicki line via the Schumeisters.

Judy Lee was born September 5, 1950 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California.  She is the wife of Peter Persoff, son of Jacob Persoff and Frieda Schneiderman, who is my 2nd cousin 2x removed on my Schneiderman line.

Lorainne Elizabeth Gaunt, daughter of Burman J. Gaunt and Gretchen K. C. Hopman, was born September 5, 1956 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  She is my 6th cousin via the Gaunts.

John Joseph Jarzyk, Jr., son of John Joseph Jarzyk and Louisa Allen, was born September 5, 1958, probably in New Jersey.  He is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Allens.

Corey Paul Ross, son of Lyman Ross and Esther Segal, was born September 5, 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Rosses.

Marriages

Benjamin Franklin Gaunt, son of Samuel Gaunt and Ann Horner, and Katherine Beaston were married September 5, 1867 at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Benjamin is my 3rd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Benjamin Furman and Sarah Meckler, daughter of Morris Mackler and Minnie Zelda Nowicki, were married September 5, 1920 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  Sarah is my grandaunt.

Julius Minuk and Esther Golub, daughter of Harry Golub (originally Golubchik) and Dora Sorin, were married September 5, 1954 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Esther is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line via the Golubchiks.

Ike Marc Pollack, son of Murray Harold Pollack and Ruth Claire Ergas, and Kendra Ahlquist were married September 5, 1999 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.  Ike is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Brainin line through the Pollacks.

Deaths

John Calhoun Caldwell died September 5, 1956, probably in Indiana, at the age of 61.  He was the husband of Treva Louise Gaunt, daughter of Charles Lee Gaunt and Bertha Wilson, who is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Sarah Alice Gaunt, daughter of William Alvin Gaunt and Pearl McGinnis, died September 5, 1988 in Alameda County, California at the age of 85.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Laura Jane Gaunt, daughter of Chauncey P. Gaunt and Martha Nora Martin, died September 5, 1996 in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  She is yet another 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 4

Harvey was my mother's favorite cousin.  She always said wonderful things about him.  I'm so glad I was able to meet him before he passed away.

Births

Joseph Thackeray, son of James Thackery and Jane Gaunt, was born September 4, 1800 in New Jersey.  He is my 2nd cousin 5x removed via the Gaunts.

Celestine Hutson, daughter of Thomas Hutson and Ruth Thackeray, was born September 4, 1854 in Ripley County, Indiana, on her grandfather Joseph's 54th birthday.  She is my 4rd cousin 3x removed on my Gauntt line via the Thackerays.

Mary E. Gaynor, daughter of John Francis Gaynor and Wally Mary Ruppert, was born September 4, 1907 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  She is the half-grandaunt of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

James Michael Leman was born September 4, 1942 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He was the husband of Grace Yates, daughter of Charles Yates and Grace Allen, who is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Allens.

Mark John Allen, son of Clarence Allen, Jr. and Grace Stagnato, was born September 4, 1951.  He is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Paul M. Wickham, son of Charles Wickham and Sarah Temple, was born September 4, 1958.  He is the 3rd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Kathleen Wickham was born September 4, 1962.  She is also the 3rd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers and the 1st cousin of Paul Wickham.

Carlton Stafford Gauntt was born September 4, 1964.  He is my 2nd cousin.

Marriage

Bobby Feller and Bernice Lieff, daughter of Sam Lieff and Libby Kardish, were married September 4, 1966, probably in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Libby is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Kardishes.

Deaths

Abram Gorodetsky, son of Aron Gorodetsky and Gitel, died September 4, 1908 (Julian calendar) in Beltsy, Bessarabia, Russian Empire at the age of 15 months.  He is probably my 1st cousin 3x removed on my Gorodetsky line.

Katherine Housell Space died September 4, 1983 in Lisbon, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 90.  She was the wife of John Murdock Allen, son of Cyrus Kunze Allen, Jr. and Clara Barton Shinn, who is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Walter Garland Dodge died September 4, 1998 in Cottonwood, Yavapai County, Arizona at the age of 84.  He was the husband of Lois Elisabeth Higgins, daughter of Ervie Oscar Higgins and Elizabeth Opal Gaunt, who is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Harvey Zabinsky, son of Daniel Zabinsky and Beatrice Furman, died September 4, 2010, possibly in Lake County, Illinois, at the age of 60.  He is my 1st cousin once removed on my Meckler line via the Furmans.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 3

I remember my mother telling me very early on about her cousin Melvin.  He's one of the first collateral relatives I think I learned about.  And I can't believe he just turned 80!

Births

Virginia R. Gaunt, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Gaunt and Elizabeth K. Frazer, was born September 3, 1859 in Medford Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my 2nd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Melvin Cecil Gordon, son of Alexander Gordon and Roslyn Rubin, was born September 3, 1941 in Miami, Dade County, Florida.  He is my 1st cousin once removed on my Gordon line.

Eileen Robin Millstein, daughter of Samuel Millstein and Doris Danuff, was born September 3, 1951, probably in some part of New York City.  She is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Millsteins.

Robert Roy Tessin, son of Robert L. Tessin and Judith E., was born September 3, 1950 in Michigan.  He is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Tessins.

Donald Parker was born September 3, 1966.  He is my 5th cousin once removed.

Marriages

Murray Lieff, son of Sam Lieff and Libby Kardish, and Judith Copland were married September 3, 1967 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Murray is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line via the Kardishes.

Perry Leslie Minuk, son of Julius Minuk and Esther Golub, and Abby Rosner were married September 3, 1989, almost definitely in Canada.  Perry is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Golubs.

Death

Mary Scott Selvidge, daughter of Scott Selvidge and Lenore Corinne Gaunt, died September 3, 2009, possibly in Oklahoma, at the age of 81.  She is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Was Your First Real Job?

With Labor Day just around the corner, Randy Seaver has decided to focus on work for this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.

Here is your assignment, if you choose to play along (cue the Mission:  Impossible! music):

(1) It's Labor Day weekend in the USA.  Do you have memories of your first real job?  What and where was it?  What did you learn from it?  How did it affect the rest of your life?


(2) Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog post on this post.

My first "real" job came after two jobs that weren't quite as formal.  Those first two were babysitting for neighbors and working in my grandfather's stamp and coin shop.  For both I was paid in cash, no deductions.  I count myself fortunate that I did not need to have a regular job before I graduated high school.

Then I went to college at the University of Southern California (USC) in September 1979 and got a job through the work-study program, which was part of my financial aid package (because USC is really expensive and I was not and still am not rich).  I don't remember how I found the job; there probably was some sort of listing of available positions?  But I began working for the Department (or Office) of Overseas Studies pretty much the same time that I started classes in the Fall semester.

When I started, the department head was a man named Bill Gay.  I don't remember much about him other than that he was stocky, was reasonably nice, and also happened to be gay.  I do recall that he hosted a Christmas party for the office staff that first year.  One of the other people working in the department was a Jewish woman named Miriam (Mimi) Kaplan.  She was upset that even though I identified as Jewish, I sang along with all the Christmas carols (because I love singing Christmas carols!).

The work was mostly administrative stuff:  typing, filing, answering phones, stuffing envelopes for mailings, that type of thing.  Those kinds of skills are always useful to know, and it definitely helped with jobs I had later in life.  I still remember lots of area codes and ZIP codes from working there, because of mailings and lots of phone calls.  I kept the job throughout my four years of undergrad studies.  It was part-tiime, because that's how work-study is set up.  I took full-time courseloads all four years also.

Something I learned there that wasn't par for the course:  One year we had a work-study student who was half Japanese and half Korean.  She taught me how to count to 1,000 in both languages.  Unfortunately, all I can remember now is up to 10 in Japanese.

I don't remember when it happened; maybe after my first year?  But Bill retired(?) and Constance (Connie) Horak took over as head of the department.  And Mimi wasn't there anymore.  Anyway, Connie was my boss for the rest of the time I worked in Overseas Studies.

After I had been there for a while and was a known quantity, Connie had me sign lots of paperwork for her.  I learned that imitating someone's signature well enough to fool people is extremely difficult.

At one point we wanted to paint the walls in the offices to refresh them, but we learned that the only colors officially approved by Physical Plant were four shades of off-white.  So instead of going through the university procedure, we painted the offices ourselves.  It was some kind of burnt orange that I wasn't crazy about, but it was definitely more interesting than off-white.

Connie and I got along well.  She had season tickets for the Los Angeles Dodgers and took me to a game against the Montreal Expos (my favorite team at the time) every year for my birthday.  Now that's a great boss!

One of Connie's volunteer activities outside of USC was coordinating a Los Angeles–Bordeaux, France sister city student exchange program.  In alternating years, students from one city would travel to the other city and be paired up with students from there.  The visit was for six weeks; the students were with their exchange partners for the first five and a half weeks or so, and then everyone got together for the last few days.  One year an American student who had hosted a French student the previous year didn't want to go to France, so Connie asked if I was interested.  I jumped at the opportunity, and that's how I was able to visit France economically.  It didn't quite turn out as expected (which I really should write about some day), but it was a great experience and I'm very happy I was able to go.

I don't know why, but I didn't stay in touch with Connie after I left that job, even though I continued to work at USC for six more years.  I only discovered while writing this that she passed away two years ago.  She apparently had stayed with USC since starting work there in 1975.

Events in My Family Tree: September 2

I wasn't expecting such an explosion of marriages for September 2.  Is there something special about the date that I don't know about?

Births

Jane Gaunt, daughter of John Gaunt and Jean Satterthwaite, was born September 2, 1760 in Little Egg Harbor Townsh, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my 1st cousin 6x removed via the Gaunts.

Elizabeth Gaunt, daughter of Samuel Gaunt, Jr. and Ann Horner, was born September 2, 1826 in Woolwich, Gloucester County, New Jersey.  She is my 3rd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Raymond Merle Darr, son of Raymond A. Darr and Ethel K. Gaunt, was born September 2, 1923 in Delanco, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Bruce Phillip Alexander, son of Phillip Charles Alexander and Jessie Ozley Easlick, was born September 2, 1954 in Hokkaido, Japan.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Easlicks.

Sandra Janelle Jordan was born September 2, 2009.  She is the niece of my sister-in-law Sandra Farrier.

Marriages

William M. Zelley, son of Ridgway Zelley and Rebecca Gaunt, and Emeline Hampton were married September 2, 1860 in Southampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  William is my 2nd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Thomas Kirkland Gauntt, son of James Gauntt and Amelia Gibson, and Jane Dunstan, daughter of Frederick Cleworth Dunstan and Martha Winn, were married September 2, 1891 in Greenland, Burlington County, New Jersey.  They are my great-grandparents.

Donald Walsh and Charlotte Perlman, daughter of Abraham Sam Perlman and Stella Joffe, were married September 2, 1955 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  Charlotte is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Nowicki line through the Perlmans.

Hans Joachim Rocke and Yedida Marcia Amine, daughter of Moshe Amine and Florence Meckler, were married September 2, 1962 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  Yedida is my 1st cousin once removed on my Meckler line.

Raymond Henry Robins, Jr. and Sydney Lee Carter, daughter of Luther Edmund Carter and Jacqueline Lee Funk, were married September 2, 1967 in Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia.  Jacqueline is my 4th cousin on my Gauntt line via the Funks.

Dale Lederman, son of Victor Lederman and Edith Albert, and Denise Fagan were married September 2, 1973 in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York.  Dale is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Ledermans.

Dennis Yurkovic and Janet Beth Podolsky, daughter of Arthur Podolsky and Harriet Farbman, were married September 2, 1989 in Maywood, Bergen County, New Jersey.  Janet is my 3rd cousin on my Gorodetsky line via the Farbmans.

Larry James Hagan and Carol Roberta Rudin, daughter of Raymond Harold Rudin and Ruth Garfinkel, were married September 2, 1995 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Carol is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Garfinkels.

Barry James Garfield, son of Irwin Garfield (originally Garfinkel) and Lenore Schachter, and Ellen Gilfix were married September 2, 1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Barry is also my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Garfinkels.

Deaths

David K. Githens, son of Thomas Githens and Mary Gaunt, died September 2, 1823 in New Jersey at the age of 6 weeks.  He is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Benjamin Franklin Gaunt, son of Isaac Gaunt and Susannah Webb, died September 2, 1881 in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 63.  He is my 1st cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

John Corwin Gaunt, son of Ner Gaunt and Agnes Corwin, died September 2, 1914 in Perth, Sumner County, Kansas at the age of 75.  He is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Sarah D. Pelham died September 2, 1934, probably in Jay County, Indiana, at the age of 77.  She was the wife of Joseph Freeman Rowland, son of Samuel Rowland and Elizabeth Ann Gaunt, who is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.