What’s New Wednesday ~ A New Meme

By now you have noticed that I’m doing this whole Tombstone Tuesday thing and I take part in Madness Monday on occasion.  Other bloggers often do a Wordless Wednesday, but I’ve never really gotten into that, especially here on my genealogy blog because if I’m going to post a random photo, I think I should share as much as I can about it!  So, I’ve been playing with the idea of “What’s New Wednesday” for about a month, and this week I really have alot to share, so I’ve decided to go ahead and kick it off!  As other GeneaBloggers read this sometimes, I’d like to invite you to share your new findings on with What’s New Wednesday as well!  Oh yes, and before I am asked, a ‘meme’ in blogging terms is just a standard topic that is repeated.  Those notes that some of us do on Facebook would be considered memes, just as the different blog topics such as Tombstone Tuesday are considered memes.

Last time I shared what was going on, I told you all that I had finished the page for James Joseph McGhee and Mary Ann Neidigh and that I would begin working on the grandchildren of William and Rebecca.  The logical place to start was with the oldest child, Jemima Corel McGlothlin. Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday ~ LaHay

Francois E. LaHay

Francois E. LaHay

Francois E. LaHay was born to Marie Aubuchon and Toussaint LaHay about 1829 in St. Genevieve, Missouri.  By 1855 Toussaint and his children moved to Douglas County, Kansas, to do their part in seeing that Kansas became a Pro Slavery state1

Nancy Maryland Corel married “Frank” LaHay on December 19, 1856 in Douglas County, Kansas2.  In 1858 the couple had their first child, Oliver “Ollie”.  A couple of years later in 1861 their daughter Ella was born.

The happiness of this young family was not meant to be.  On April 17, 1862 the Lawrence Republican newspaper ran a notice that Francois LaHay of Clinton Township, Douglas County, Kansas died on the 9th of April in Missouri from lung fever.

Oliver "Ollie" and Ella LaHay

Oliver "Ollie" and Ella LaHay

Two years later, in the Thursday, February 11, 1864 edition of the Kansas Weekly Tribune, a notice was printed that Ella LaHay had died at the age of 2 years, 5 months, 9 days.  Three weeks later on March 3, the Kansas Weekly Tribune reported that Olla LaHay, son of Nancy LaHay, died on March 1, aged 6 years, 1 month.

The three LaHay’s were laid to rest on the family plot on the land of Toussaint LaHay.  In 1972 the family was moved to the Clinton Cemetery to make way for the Clinton Dam and Resevoir3.

  1. Kansas State Historical Society. Reminiscences of Henry Hiatt of Twin Mound. Feb 6, 1897.  Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.
  2. US Pension Office. Civil War Widow’s Pension File #597571 Claimant’s Affidavit, Sep 24, 1904. Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.
  3. Lawrence Daily Journal World. “Cemetery Shift Done by Dec. 1.” Aug 4, 1972.
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Thomas Stuart McGee

Thomas Stuart McGee

Thomas Stuart McGee

Thomas Stuart is the youngest son born to Olivia Gillespie Corel and John Jacob McGee.   He was born July 21, 1881 in Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  Thomas was only 7 when his father, John Jacob, died.

In 1900 Thomas Stuart is living with his brother, Richard Oney McGee in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri1. Ten years later Thomas Stuart is still in Kansas City, but now living with his mother, Olivia Gillespie Corel McGee, his aunt, Nancy Maryland Corel Dobbins, two brothers, Albert Edward and Oliver Corel McGee, and a cousin, Ada Corel, granddaughter of Margaret McGee and William Corel2. Continue reading

  1. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Year: 1900; Census Place: Kansas City Ward 7, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T623_862 Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 66. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&h=79264157&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/21/2009)
  2. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.  Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. Year: 1910; Census Place: Kansas City Ward 7, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T624_786; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 84; Image: 824. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910uscenindex&h=195144361&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/21/2009)
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Corel Cousins Starts Now

As an introduction for those of you new to this website, below you will find a description of the pages that are linked across the top and bottom of each page on this website. Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday ~ William J Puckett

William J Puckett

William J Puckett

Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is from ‘Corel Cousin’ Cathie Dixon Constable and is of William J Puckett, first husband of Louisa Corel.  William was born December 21, 1820 in Virginia.  It is believed that his parents were Rhoda Francis Newby and Lewis Puckett.

Louisa Corel and William Puckett were married December 18, 1842 in Tazewell County, Virginia1,2.  The couple would have 13 children, 8 of which were born before the family settled in Wyandotte County, Kansas in December 18573.

On August 15, 1862 Louisa and William’s two oldest children, Henry and Joshua Jeremiah, enlisted in the Twelfth Regiment of the Kansas Volunteers.  Joshua would make it back home, but Henry was one of 16 men in his regiment to die of disease4.  Henry died December 10, 1863 at the Fort Scott Hospital in Bourbon County, Kansas. Continue reading

  1. Ancestry.com. Original data: Harman, John Newton. Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia from 1800 to 1922 in two volumes. Richmond: W.C. Hill Print. Co., 1922-1925. Volume 1, page 116. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genealogy-glh08027168&h=115&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 3/10/2007)
  2. Ancestry.com. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850. Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data – Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=va2&h=163389&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/14/2009)
  3. Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915. Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: 1859 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ksstatecen&h=2795356&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/14/2009)
  4. “The Ill-Fated Twelfth” History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. (Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.) Transcribed by Tom & Carolyn Ward. <http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/wyandott/history/1911/volume1/201.html#020501> (accessed 4/14/2009)
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