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1 "Bunker Hill" noted on info from Diana Mackinder. Mackinder, George (I1939)
2 "Her children visited in Law. Co." per Aunt Agnes' journal. Holmes, Annie (I2164)
3 After her father died, her mother began a bakery business. A family
in town cared for Ethie until Victoria's business was established.
One night, Victoria went to get Ethie, and discovered the family gone.
It was discovered later that they had taken her to California.
Victoria and Ethie did not see each other again until Ethie was a
grown woman. 
Bodary, Ethie (I2019)
4 Alden.org does not include Abiel as Samuel and Ruth's son because he
is not in thier will. 
Sprague, Abiel (I1234)
5 Alexander was a bachelor. Pattison, Alexander (I2151)
6 Alfred had a brother Amassa Stevens. Stevens, Alfred (I1482)
7 All information on Mary Delphine Turner's ancestry came from Denise
Bushrod Coppin - denise.coppin@btinternet.com on 12/17/00. 
Turner, Mary Delphine M. (I1522)
8 Also known as Aunt Byrde. Maher, Alberta (I832)
9 Also known as Uncle Buck. Wilson, William Warren Wells (I2016)
10 Amassa was a carpenter. Underwood, Amassa (I367)
11 Andrew was hit and killed by a car. Walters, Andrew (I459)
12 Argyle Paddock, William Don (I1593)
13 Arthur arrived on the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, from Hamburg,
Germany, one month before Elsa.
Arthur and Elsa honeymooned in Paris. On Arthur J. Clark's birth
certificate, Arthur G. is listed as "protestantisch." 
Clark, Arthur Gerald (I1630)
14 Augustus gave Milinda the wedding ring with rose and green gold
berries, flowers and leaves now worn on right hand of Abbie Stahlin. 
Family F843
15 Aunt Agnes' journal: In March 1845 the family set sail for America
with the father, mother and six small children. They were on the
Atlantic for six weeks and a severe storm forced them out of their
course and the ship landed them in Canada, where they remained until
autumn. They came to Pittsburg on the train and there changed to a
train which came through Enon Valley. At Enon they took the canal and
were to get off at Big Bend. But the captain neglected to tell them
the place and took them on to Erie. There was no boat back that week
so the family of eight started to walk to Mercer County. They got
some rides and people were very kind to them. On a Saturday afternoon
they stopped at the Carpenter farm near Millburn for directions and
Mr. Carpenter took then into his home for supper as it was late. They
had for supper buckwheat cakes, which they had never tasted. Mr.
Carpenter filled his wagon bed with straw and drove his team with the
eight newly arrived Boyds to the home near Indian Run where the
father, mother and brother William resided. Late that night, the
grandfather [William] cut out shoes for his little grandsons Alex and
William, but the shoes were never finished for he took seriously ill
on Sunday with acute indigestion and died early Monday morning at the
age of 66. 
Boyd, Robert (I599)
16 Bennet and Almira lived in Newton Township section 34. Underwood, Thaddeus Bennet F. (I1489)
17 Berlin was renamed Kitchener in WWI. Kitchener is 75 miles past
London, ONT. 
King, Hannah (I939)
18 by Kate Stahlin Shannon: In 1847 our grandparents [George and
Elizabeth Konig] and family with Grandma's sister and family, left
their homes for the new country. They left Grampa Goldbach sick in
bed, he urging them to go, that he'd soon be gone as well. Dear old
Gramma Goldbach's grief was so great at her mate's illness and bidding
farewell to her family, that she slipped away and hid until they were
gone. O, the heartache they must all have endured. And this wasn't
all for those sisters. When the boat was loaded, there wasn't room
for Grampa and Gramma and their children. And our great-aunt and her
family were already aboard, and so the second terrible heartache for
these sisters. How much they would have meant to each other in this
new country.
A week later they went aboard a sailboat and were on the ocean
ten weeks. Our uncle John was born during this voyage. The wheelsman
on this boat did not always attend to his business when ladies were
about. And one day there were two maidens making eyes at him, and he
forgot to steer the boat. A large wave dashed up and nearly upset the
boat. The Captain ran up and told everyone to get on the other side
of the boat so as to help balance it. After everything was over, the
Captain was so angry at the wheelsman that he was going to throw him
overboard but Grampa [George] interceded for him and said it was time
to thank God that they were saved, and to let the man alone. And so a
prayer was wafted heavenward. Our grandparents were very religious.
Theirs was the Lutheran Creed.
After their ocean voyage they located in Canada six miles from
Berlin. at this time Grampa had fifty cents left on him. But with
stout heart and faith in God he hired out to a farmer and things were
soon right.
These two sisters wo came to the United States never saw each
other again after they parted on the dock in Germany. No trace could
ever be found of what became of the others who left on the first boat. 
Goldbauch, Elizabeth (I419)
19 Check the book [IT::IT]History of Ionia County[IT::IT] by E E Branch,
1916, biography of James and Benjamin Vosper. 
Vosper, Richard (I1673)
20 DATE 15 November 1935PLAC Angola, IN
Source (S9)
21 Died unmarried. Vosper, Ann (I1402)
22 Dorkas and John Lyman had ten children. Plum, Dorkas (I2117)
23 Duke of Normandy (as Guillaume II )
William I of England, William of Normandy, William the Conqueror and William the Bastard. He was the illegitimate son of Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy, and Herleva, the daughter of a tanner. Born in Falaise, Normandy, now in France, William succeeded to the throne of England by right of conquest by winning the Battle of Hastings in 1066 in what has become known as the Norman Conquest. William succeeded to his fathers Duchy of Normandy at the young age of 7 in 1035 and was known as Duke William II of Normandy. He lost three guardians to plots to usurp his place. King Henry I of France knighted him at the age of 15. By the time he turned 19 he was himself successfully dealing with threats of rebellion and invasion. With the assistance of King Henry, William finally secured control of Normandy by defeating the rebel Norman barons at Caen in the Battle of Val-s-Dunes in 1047. William The Conqueror, or The Bastard, or William Of Normandy, French Guillaume Le Conqubbrant, or Le Bbbtard, or Guillaume De Normandieduke of Normandy (as William II) from 1035 and king of England from 1066, one of the greatest soldiers and rulers of the Middle Ages. He made himself the mightiest feudal lord in France and then changed the course of England's history by his conquest of that country. William was the elder of two children of Robert I of Normandy and his concubine Herleva, or Arlette, the daughter of a burgher from the town of Falaise. In 1035 Robert died when returning from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and William, his only son, whom he had nominated as his heir before his departure, was accepted as duke by the Norman magnates and his feudal overlord, King Henry I of France. William and his friends had to overcome enormous obstacles. His illegitimacy (he was generally known as the Bastard) was a handicap, and he had to survive the collapse of law and order that accompanied his accession as a child. Three of William's guardians died violent deaths before he grew up, and his tutor was murdered. His father's kin were of little help; most of them thought that they stood to gain by the boy's death. But his mothe rmanaged to protect William through the most dangerous period. These early difficulties probably contributed to his strength of purpose and his dislike of lawlessness and misrule. By 1042, when William reached his 15th year, was knighted, and began to play a personal part in the affairs of his duchy, the worst was over.But his attempts to recover rights lost during the anarchy and to bring disobedient vassals and servants to heel inevitably led to trouble. From 1046 until 1055 he dealt with a series of baronial rebellions, mostly led by kinsmen . Occasionally he was in great danger and had to rely on Henry of France for help. In 1047 Henry and William defeated a coalition of Norman rebels at Val-bbs-Dunes, southeast of Caen. It was in these years that William learned to fight and rule. (Wikipedia) 
Normandy, William of (I1429)
24 Edward's home was in section 7, Burlington Township, and section 12,
Athens township. 
Underwood, Edward J. (I1477)
25 Ellen York was also known as Aunt Sis. York, Ellen (I1536)
26 Elsa and children arrived on the Kronprinz Wilhelm to meet Arthur, who
had previously arrived. The ship manifest lists her place of
residency as Herrsching, Germany.
On Arthur J. Clark's birth certificate, Elsa is listed as
Neustifter, Elsa (I1641)
27 Family legend has it that Henry came to America with a portion of the
family fortune in order to get his start in the banking industry.
However, he joined the army and lost the family fortune (somehow). 
Stahlin, Henry Anton (I928)
28 Frank died in a car accident. Stephan, Frank Edwin (I592)
29 From Aunt Agnes' journal: In Ireland, a schoolmaster by the name of
Francis Wilson had taught Andrew, Robert and William and the baby was
to be named for him. A bachelor friend, Alexander McClelland, visited
them before the name was settled and promised the lad $100 if he got
part of the name. As there already was an Alexander, the baby was
called William McClelland but never recieved the $100. 
Boyd, Wilson McClelland (I2182)
30 From Aunt Agnes' journal: The Pattison family had been driven out of
Scotland during the reign of Queen Mary and had settled in Ireland. 
Pattison, Alexander (I1028)
31 from Barbara Ford {BBFORDOFA): Joseph and Margaret moved from
Northampton Co, PA having first lived in Bucks Co, PA. 
Overholt, Joseph Kolb (I1967)
32 From Brittania.com:
The fifty-year reign of Edward III was a dichotomy in English
development. Governmental reforms affirmed the power of the emerging
middle class in Parliament while placing the power of the nobility
into the hands a few. Chivalric code reached an apex in English
society but only masked the greed and ambition of Edward and his
barons. Social conditions were equally ambiguous: the export of raw
wool (and later, the wool cloth industry) prospered and spread wealth
across the nation but was offset by the devastation wrought by the
Black Death. Early success in war ultimately failed to produce lasting
results. Edward proved a most capable king in a time of great
evolution in England.
Edward's youth was spent in his mother's court and he was crowned at
age fourteen after his father was deposed. After three years of
domination by his mother and her lover, Roger Mortimer, Edward
instigated a palace revolt in 1330 and assumed control of the
government. Mortimer was executed and Isabella was exiled from court.
Edward was married to Philippa of Hainault in 1328 and the union
produced many children; the 75% survival rate of their children - nine
out of twelve lived through adulthood - was incredible considering
conditions of the day.
War occupied the largest part of Edward's reign. He and Edward Baliol
defeated David II of Scotland and drove David into exile in 1333.
French cooperation with the Scots, French aggression in Gascony, and
Edward's claim to the disputed throne of France (through his mother,
Isabella) led to the first phase of the Hundred Years' war. The naval
battle of Sluys (1340) gave England control of the Channel, and
battles at Crecy (1346) and Calais (1347) established English
supremacy on land. Hostilities ceased in the aftermath of the Black
Death but war flared up again with an English invasion of France in
1355. Edward, the Black Prince and eldest son of Edward III, trounced
the French cavalry at Poitiers (1356) and captured the French King
John. In 1359, the Black Prince encircled Paris with his army and the
defeated French negotiated for peace. The Treaty of Bretigny in 1360
ceded huge areas of northern and western France to English
sovereignty. Hostilities arose again in 1369 as English armies under
the king's third son, John of Gaunt, invaded France. English military
strength, weakened considerably after the plague, gradually lost so
much ground that by 1375, Edward agreed to the Treaty of Bruges,
leaving only the coastal towns of Calais, Bordeaux, and Bayonne in
English hands.
The nature of English society transformed greatly during Edward's
reign. Edward learned from the mistakes of his father and affected
more cordial relations with the nobility than any previous monarch.
Feudalism dissipated as mercantilism emerged: the nobility changed
from a large body with relatively small holdings to a small body that
held great lands and wealth. Mercenary troops replaced feudal
obligations as the means of gathering armies. Taxation of exports and
commerce overtook land-based taxes as the primary form of financing
government (and war). Wealth was accrued by merchants as they and
other middle class subjects appeared regularly for parliamentary
sessions. Parliament formally divided into two houses - the upper
representing the nobility and high clergy with the lower representing
the middle classes - and met regularly to finance Edward's wars and
pass statutes. Treason was defined by statute for the first time
(1352), the office of Justice of the Peace was created to aid sheriffs
(1361), and English replaced French as the national language (1362).
Despite the king's early successes and England's general prosperity,
much remained amiss in the realm. Edward and his nobles touted
romantic chivalry as their credo while plundering a devastated France;
chivalry emphasized the glory of war while reality stressed its costs.
The influence of the Church decreased but John Wycliff spearheaded an
ecclesiastical reform movement that challenged church exploitation by
both the king and the pope. During 1348-1350, bubonic plague (the
Black Death) ravaged the populations of Europe by as much as a fifty
per cent. The flowering English economy was struck hard by the ensuing
rise in prices and wages. The failed military excursions of John of
Gaunt into France caused excessive taxation and eroded Edward's
popular support.
The last years of Edward's reign mirrored the first, in that a woman
again dominated him. Philippa died in 1369 and Edward took the
unscrupulous Alice Perrers as his mistress. With Edward in his dotage
and the Black Prince ill, Perrers and William Latimer (the chamberlain
of the household) dominated the court with the support of John of
Gaunt. Edward, the Black Prince, died in 1376 and the old king spent
the last year of his life grieving. Rafael Holinshed, in Chronicles of
England, suggested that Edward believed the death of his son was a
punishment for usurping his father's crown: "But finally the thing
that most grieved him, was the loss of that most noble gentleman, his
dear son Prince Edward . . . But this and other mishaps that chanced
to him now in his old years might seem to come to pass for a revenge
of his disobedience showed to his in usurping against him. . ." 
Plantagenet, III Edward (I1390)
33 from ervross@aol.com Coller, Frederick A (I456)
34 George, Margaret, and three children sailed on the "Increase". Bacon, George (I2053)
35 Gertrude died of spinal menengitis. Shannon, Gertrude (I658)
36 Grace died of Typhoid fever. Pitcher, Grace (I1805)
37 Grace had no children. Shannon, Gracy Audrey (I668)
38 Grace is a member of the DAR. Her National Number is 177712. Underwood, Grace C. (I1461)
39 Had nine children. She would later tell her grandchildren stories of
"bears, deers, foxes, and Indians." 
Family F643
40 Had ten children. Woodruff, Olive (I1650)
41 Harold never married. Stahlin, Harold (I233)
42 Harold was also known as Shorty. Clark, Harold John (I1984)
43 Harry died of throat cancer when Mary Alice, the youngest child, was
twelve or thirteen. Harry insisted that four of his black friends be
pallbearers for his funeral, a controversial measure for the times. 
Kidder, Harry (I218)
44 Helen was known as "Aunt Nellie." She rode in a covered wagon from
Toledo, OH to Barryton, MI. She lived in a stone house on Truman
Road, with dirt floors and no plumbing until she died. 
Wynne, Helen Elizabeth (I461)
45 His children belonged to the guitar and mandolin club in Mankato. The
family lived at 417 South 2nd Street until December 2nd, 1930 when the
property was sold to the government to extend the post office. 
Pitcher, Orin Ormsby (I1816)
46 Homer Love launched the first edition of the Athens Times March 31,
1883. It was a four page 8x11 newspaper and printed on a small job
press. DJ Peck helped Mr. Love get out that first issue and took and
armfull up to Del Waterman's barn, to an auction of farm tools and
stock, and sold them. They were probably the first papers sold on the
streets of Athens. 
Love, Homer (I478)
47 Hugh had two children. Pattison, Hugh (I2150)
48 I only know for sure that Mary Farr's father's name was Daniel. The
rest is uncertain. 
Farr, Mary (I158)
49 I, Joseph Underwood though weake in body yet of sound mind and memory
doo make this mi Last will my soule I doo commit unto the allmighty
god my creator mi body to the earth to a comely buriall in assured
hope of a joifull resurrection through the free purchase of crist my
redy monie and dispose of the state god hat sent me as followeth in
primis I make and appoint my dear Lovinge wife and Thomas Hammond
executors to this my will I. give mi wife the improvement of mi hole
estate that I di seized of during the time of her widowhood and in
case mi wife marri againe I give unto her ten pounds out of the
movables to be for her proppur use in case the estate be leat out mi
will is no tennant shoud cut ani wud of on mi descedent tel mi sons
cum of age I give to mi tooe sons John underwood and ioseph underwood
my howsing orcards and lands and meddows that I dide sesid of to be
equalli divided between them twooe paiing to Joshua mi son 15 pounds
and to mi son iohnathan 15 pounds and I give to mi daftor elisabeth 15
Underwood, Joseph (I566)
50 Information from pam@barraball.com -- husband is descended from
Benjamin-Richard Vosper. 
Vosper, Benjamin (I998)

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