97 Years of Women Voting

Thanks to Kindred Connection at WordPress it dawned on me that ninety-seven years ago today—18 August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. As my fellow blogger remembered to honor the women in her family who were able to vote on this date I will do the same. As to which of the following women voted that first November I will probably never know.

Edith May Hammel born 01 Apr 1897, died 15 Oct 1988 lived her entire life in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Emma Jane Ramsey born 10 May 1890 died 05 Jun 1971 lived her entire life in Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Anna Marie Brecht born 15 Aug 1856 in Rinboussia Germany and died 29 May 1926 in South Heights, Pennsylvania.

Margaret J Holley born 05 Nov 1853 in Hamlin, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States died 02 Jan 1922 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States

Ariminta Belle Scites born 10 May 1866 and died 16 Feb 1948, lived her entire life in Lincoln County, West Virginia

May Thomas born 01 May 1888 and died 30 Oct 1967 she was born and died in Pennsylvania.

Rachel Jenkins, born 21 Apr 1852 in Ystradgynlais, Breconshire, Wales died 30 Nov 1920 in Lorain, Ohio

Ethel M Schooler, born 13 Sep 1891 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee and died 21 Dec 1962 in Aliquippa, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Edna Frese born in 1892 and died in 1963, she lived her whole life in Pennsylvania.

Ada Davis born 16 Nov 1860 in Pennsylvania and died 20 Mar 1922 in Lorain, Ohio

Mary Ann Kronk, born April 1861 in Ohio and died 1946 in Pennsylvania.

Ernestine Keil, born 10 Sep 1864 in Germany and died 17 Dec 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I have other grandmother’s that may have been alive and citizens at this time but I do not currently have dates of death to confirm. Perhaps for 2020 I will have a complete list.

 

 

 

 

The following is a roll call of my known direct Colonial ancestors alive in 1776.

The following is a roll call of my known direct Colonial ancestors alive in 1776. Some of these individuals do have DAR/SAR registration numbers available. Some are not listed because I can not verify at this point in time that they were alive in 1776 nor does this list include those who were in the Colonies before this and were already deceased. Birth and death location is only provided for those who immigrated.

William Jayne
1712–1798

Tabitha Norton
1713-1808

 

Ebenezer Jayne, Reverend
1754–1826

Elizabeth Riggs
1765–1782

Henry Halley
1734–1799

Elizabeth Halley (maiden name currently unknown)
1738–1813

Bartholamy Ramsey
1776–1843

Elizabeth Wiseman
1761–1824

Richard Ramsey
1740–1824

Naomi Alexander
1736–1813

Margaret Alexander
1690–1789

Isaac Wiseman II
1738–1818

Elizabeth Davis
1738–1807

Isaac Wiseman I
1699–1779

Mary Neal
1702–1790

John Raines
1756–1845

Margaret Dooley
1765–1847

Amy Goodwin Mitchell
1732–1794

John Raines
1726–1787

Elijah Nicholas Hawkins
1774–1840

Peter Graves Perry
1770–1858

Lucy Faulconer
1772–1846

Abraham Russell
1750–1831

BIRTH 1750 • Ireland
DEATH BET. 1831–1839 • Smith, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

Abraham Scott
1763–1845

Jane Finley
1761- after 1810

Samuel Scott
1740–1823

Rachel Tidball
1740–1810

James McCoy
1760–1807

BIRTH 1760 • Northern Ireland (Came to America with Father in 1772)
DEATH 27 MAR 1807 • Fayette, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Rachel McCoy (maiden name unknown at this time)
1767–1830

Thomas Morris II
1745–1814

Ann Butler
1750–1834

Isaac Benward
1765–1843

Mary Lockart
1768–1819

David Lockart
1725–1813

Mary Lockart (maiden name unknown at this time)
1736–1814

David Lockard
1700–1789

John Cronk
1756–1839

Barbaray Broadbeck
1762–1839

Adam Brubeck Sr
1722–1778

BIRTH 17 MAY 1722 • Bern, Switzerland
DEATH 2 DECEMBER 1778 • Virginia, USA

Elizabeth Zhender
(was in US after 1743 but before 1762)

Michael David Culp
1755–1828

Magdalena Roth Rhodes
1753–1844

Magdalena Roth
1730–1799

Johann Phillip Kolb
1730–1835

BIRTH 1730 • Wurttemberger, Germany (here before 1755)
DEATH 1835 • Pennsylvania

Catherine Kolb (maiden names and birth/death dates unknown at this time)

 

Theodora Kalusine Komnena, Queen of Jersualem

Theodora Kalusine Komnena, Queen of Jersualem was born about 1145 to Isaac Komnenas and Eirene Synadene. When she was about twelve she was married off to Baldwin III to strengthen ties to the Byzantine Empire and to help support him against Nur al-Din, the Sultan of Syria. She was presented the city of Acre as a dowery and was to be given to her if Baldwin died without children which is what happened. His death left her a teenage widow, rich and beautiful. Such a situation is ripe for scandal and of course it occurred. Her father’s cousin, Andronikos, Lord of Beirut came to town. He was a married man but that hadn’t stopped him before carrying on an affair with Phillipa (sister to Prince Bohemed II of Antioch and sister in law to Emperor Manuel who himself was a maternal uncle to Theodora). He and Theodora ran off to Damasus under the protection of Nur al-Din. None of her family was happy with the situation, nor were her in-laws. Adultery, incest and elopement by a member of royalty were all crimes and a straight ticket to the lands of excommunication. While she was gone with her elict romance her lands in Acre reverted to her brother in law King Almeric who managed to keep the peace that Theodora’s marriage was to have created by marrying another Byzantine Princess.

Theodora and Andronikos had two children together while on the lam, Alexios and Eirene but she and the children were eventually captured and turned over to Manuel as a way to force Andronikos out of hiding. In 1180 he did and subnitted to Manuel. In 1183 Andronikos overthrew Manuel’s son and became Emperor of Constantiople but there are no records as to whether or not Theodora joined him there. However they were at least still in contact when Eirene was married to one of Manuel’s illegitimate sons and later when Theordora’s nephew Isaac needed ransomed. Unfortunately, he was not greatful and later took control of Cyprus. Andronikos did not have a happy ending, he became paranoid as he aged and the populace turned against him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-cLedkQdE8

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andronikos_I_Komnenos

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodora_Komnene,_Queen_of_Jerusalem

George Norton and Mary Machias

Mary Machias Norton Fowler was born between 1613 and 1615 in England. In about 1635 she married George Norton a tavern owner and carpenter with whom she had eleven children, ten of which lived past infancy. She became a member of the Salem Church on September 4, 1637. George died between June and September of 1659. She remarried, this time to Philip Fowler on February 27, 1660. She died November 4, 1694 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.
George Norton was born in 1610 in England. He immigrated to Salem arriving in April of 1629 as part of the Higginston Fleet, which was the Mayflower’s 14th trip. He became a member of Salem Church on May 14, 1634 (along with William Hathorne an ancestor of Nathaniel Hawthorne and one of the judges at the Salem Witch Trials.) He held a number of offices such as: “Essex jury, 27 March 1638, 25 June 1639, 30 June 1641. Deputy of the Salem marshal (apparently for Gloucester), 2 November 1642. Essex grand jury (for Salem), 24 November 1657. Essex trial jury, 28 June 1659 (which helps pinpoint his death).Gloucester deputy to General Court, 8 September 1642, 10 May 1643. Gloucester member of committee on bounds between Ipswich and Gloucester, 3 May 1642. Commissioner to end small causes at Gloucester, 10 May 1643. On 29 May 1644 it was “ordered, (at the request of the town of Glocester,) that George Norton (as their eldest sergeant) shall exercise their military company”.” 1 He also left a sizeable estate that Mary was the executrix over.

Sources

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2
2
William Richard Cutter Edward Henry Clement Samuel Hart Mary Kingsbury Talcott Frederick Bostwick Ezra S. Stearns January 1, 1911
Lewis historical Publishing Company

https://www.geni.com/people/George-Norton-of-Ipswich/6000000007605523982

https://www.geni.com/projects/Great-Migration-Passengers-of-the-Higginson-Fleet-1629/5224

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37844957

http://www.holliergenealogy.info/getperson.php?personID=I3063&tree=Hollier-Dufilho

Adelaide of Maurienne

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Adelaide of Maurienne, also known as Adelaide of Savoy was born November 18, 1092 in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France to Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy. On August 3 1115, she became the second wife of King Louis VI (Louis the Fat) with whom she had eight children. During her time as queen she was extremely politically active, more so than any other medieval French queen. They both signed most of the royal charters from this time. She was also known for providing for the Church and the pair founded Ste Pierre at Montmartre, which is north of Paris. When Louis died in 1137 she did not take herself to the nunnery as was common. Instead, she remarried in 1141. Her second husband was Matthew I of Montmorency who was the widower of Henry I’s daughter Alice Fitzroy. Adelaide and Matthew had one child. She retired to the abbey she and Louis had founded in 1153 and died on November 18. 1154 and is buried there as well.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide_of_Maurienne

https://www.tombes-sepultures.com/crbst_468.html

Migration Monday Rachel Jenkins

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Rachel Jenkins was born April 21, 1852 (ish some some census records vary) in Ystradgynlais, Breconshire, Wales to Rachel Davies and possibly a David Jenkins. There were multiple Davids and Rachels in the village and it is hard to determine who is who (also, in Unionize by her son Wyndam Mortimer her parents are listed as William and Sarah but that doesn’t match up to some of the legal documents). David is the signature of father on her marriage license and in the baby book for her grandson George Ivor. In about 1857 David died leaving Rachel with three children to raise and a blind mother. The dates may be off because census records indicate a fourth child was born in 1863 but we all know how that works. No matter what happened to David, Rachel Davies Jenkins was in a pinch with more mouths to feed that she could afford through her embroidery. To help solve this problem young Rachel Jenkins was sent off to work at a nearby farm as farm labor. She helped with kitchen work, tending the children and such but she also did some fieldwork. In her early teens her flinging bails of hay caught the eye of a young English man, Thomas George Mortimer, who drove cattle from Wales to the markets in London. He too came from a poor home and had started working at 10 to help support his siblings. He was interested in the young girl but he only spoke English and she only spoke Welsh but apparently they made it work. When arriving home from that particular drive Thomas learned his mother had died and deciding he had no more reason to walk back and forth with cows when he could work in Wales in the mines that’s what he did. He walked back to be near Rachel and worked in the mines. They married on February 9, 1873 in the District of Neath, County of Glamorgan Brecon in Wales. They immigrated to America and came to Pennsylvania on September 19, 1881. Their first three were born in Wales, including their son Benjamin who died at or near birth. The next six were all born in Pennsylvania, including two others who died in infancy Gomer and John. Thomas worked in the mines in Pennsylvania and found them just as difficult as the ones they left in Wales but this time with no supports and they debated on moving home. They stayed though and much of their earlier years is told in Wyndham’s introduction in his book. Including tales of Thomas not allowing his children to tease a black man whom he had invited to dinner. They later moved to Lorain, Ohio where Thomas and his sons worked in the mills which were vastly safer than the mines. Rachel died November 30, 1920 in Lorain, Ohio, never having learned to read or write.

Sources

Welsh and US census records

Marriage Licensce of Thomas and Rachel Mortimer

Babybook of George Ivor Mortimer

Unionize by Wyndham Mortimer (Though his book does not always match records)

Family history compiles by their great granddaughter Lila and gifted to me.

Ermentrude of Orléans

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Ermentrude of Orléans (also known as Hirmentrude and Irmintrud) was born September 27, 823 in France. She was the daughter of Odo, Count of Orléans and Engeltrude of Fezensac. On December 13, 842 she married Charles the Bald and proceeded to have about 10 kids (some records say only 9). The marriage made her Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and Queen of West Francia (yeah we didn’t leave the Frankish queens completely yet). Other than popping out heirs her hobbies were embroidery, which she was renowned for and abbeys. Charles presented her with the Abbey of Chelles and at least four of her children entered the church though Lothar didn’t remain there. In 866 her brother William was charged with treason and was executed by her husband. She didn’t appreciate that much at left him to join a nunnery. She died October 6, 869 and is buried at Basilique Saint-Denis, Paris, France.

Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21072

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermentrude_of_Orl%C3%A9ans

http://royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/onthisday-in-823-ermentrude-of-orleans-mother-of-judith-of-flanders-was-born-68877

http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/ermentrude-of-orleans-and-judith-of-flanders/

http://uk.tourisme93.com/basilica/ermentrude-of-orleans.html

Ermesinde of Carcassonne

Ermesenda_de_Carcasona

 

Ermesinde of Carcassonne was born about 972 in France, she was the daughter Roger I of Carcassonne. In 993 she married Ramon Borell with whom she had three children, Borrell Ramon (who died as a child), Berenguer Ramon and Estefania, also known as Adelaide. She was politically active through her husband’s life, where she presided over tribunals and assemblies and dealt with finances and when he died in 1018 she became regent for their son. Berenguer Ramon I died a in 1035 and she became regent again for her grandson. During her lifetime they were often at war with the Muslims in Iberia, her son wasn’t big on warring but mom sure was since their presence and her son’s attempts at peace irritated the nobles. She was also the driving force behind Pope Victor II excommunicating grandson Ramon Berenguer I and Almodis de la Marche (yeah remember them). She continued as regent until 1044 when she was declared too old. She died March 1, 1058 in Cataluna, Spain and is buried at Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona

Sources

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sepulchre_of_Ermesinde_of_Carcassonne_(Cathedral_of_Girona)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermesinde_of_Carcassonne

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149183195

Migration Monday Anna Brecht Frey

For today’s inaugural Migrant Monday post I will be introducing Anna Marie Brecht Frey. She was born August 15, 1856 in Rinboussia, Germany. She immigrated to the United States with her parents, Mathias and Barbara Halt Brecht (though prior spellings had it as Briet and a few other variants) in May of 1872 and settled in Pittsburgh where she married John Jacob Frey who had come here at the same time. Anna had America, she spent her life longing to return to her home. The couple had nine children. She died in her son, Nicholas Jame’s in law’s home in South Heights, Pennsylvania on May 29, 1926 having outlived John by about a decade.

Luitgarde of Vermandois

Luitgarde of Vermandois was born about 914 to Herbert II of Vermandois and Adele, daughter of Robert I of France. She was countess of Vermandois and later became duchess consort of Normandy. Her first husband, William I of Normandy (William Longsword) died without them having any children, it was a short-lived event lasting only from 940 to 942. She later married Theobald I of Blois in 943 and had four children with him, Theobald, Hugh, Odo and Emma. She died February 9, 978.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luitgarde_of_Vermandois

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Luitgarde_of_Vermandois