Tuesday, June 6, 2017

We've moved....

Wanted to let you know that I decided to move and separate mt two genealogy blogs. This blog is now at https://needlesinahaystackblog.wordpress.com/

And Tombstone Tuesday is at https://tombstonetuesday.blog/

Sorry for the inconvience. I just found limitations on Blogger.com that I struggled with.

Hope you will stop by the new sites.

Happy Hunting,


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - April 25, 2017 - John Daly Jr.

John Daly was the son of John and Elizabeth (Green) Daly. He was born on March 17, 1867 in Genesee County, Michigan. John and Elizabeth had twelve children: John (1867), William (1868), Charles (1874), Marion Edwin (1876), May (1876), Robert (1879), Adrain Lawrence (1881), George (1884), Joseph (1885), Henry (1890), Goldie A. (1894), Effie (1896). 

John Daly Family about 1902
Front row from Left to Right seated: John Daly Sr. , Goldie, Effie, Elizabeth (Green) Daly
Second Row from Left to Right standing: Charles, William, Joe, May, Marion
Back row from Left to Right: Robert, Adrain, John, George, Henry

(Thanks to the Daly Family member who shared this photo on Ancestry.)

John Daly Jr married Mary Holland McIntosh in 1890. John and Mary (Holland McIntosh) Daly had eleven children: William (1892), Stephen (1894), Allen G (1896), Sophronia V (1897), Sophia (1899), Elizabeth (1901), John C. (1902), Clayton (1903), Francis (1905), Gordon (1907), May (1910).

John and Mary Daly lived in Clio. He was a dairy farmer by trade. Mary died on April 18 1928. On May 11, 1929, John married Cora (Crites) Smith. Cora had lost her husband Alvin in 1925. Cora lived in Flint. At first she and John lived in Flint but eventually they moved to Clio. Cora died in 1940. John lived an additional eleven years until April 25, 1951. He was buried in Pine Run Cemetery in Vienna Township, Genesee County, Michigan next to his first wife Mary Holland Daly. 

PS. John Daly was a very good man. He was the second husband to my Great Grandmother Cora. They were great companions for each other in the years after all their children were grown.

Rest in Peace, John.

Love, Jan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - April 18, 2017 - Daniel Crites

Daniel Crites was the son of Andrew and Anna Maria (Harbaugh) Crites. He was born on August 14, 1814 near Dover in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Andrew and Anna Maria had seven children: Elizabeth (1816-1817), George(1813), Daniel (1814), William(1818), David (1820), Mary Ann(1821), Catherine(1825- 1826).

Daniel Crites had two children with Sarah Ann Keefer. They were twins born in 1838; Daniel Jr and Ann ( died as an infant.). Daniel and Sarah did not marry.  He married Catharine Benell in Tuscarawas County on December 23, 1841. They had nine children of their own and a foster child; Simon (1842), John(1844), Wesley(1846), William(1848), David(1850), Sylvanus(1852), Albert(1853), Jesse(1856), George(1859), Nancy Way(1862).

In the 1850 Federal Census, Daniel and his family lived near Dover, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Between the 1850 and 1860 Federal Census, Daniel and the family move to Martin County, Indiana near Shoal. 

Daniel served in the Civil War in the 7th Regiment of the Indiana, Calvalry, Company F. A man by the name of Solomon Way who served in the 7th Calvalry, Company A. He died on July 3, 1862,  leaving four children; Thomas, Catherine, William and Nancy.  Solomon and his family resided in  Martin County, Indiana too.  Solomon's wife Cordelia died in 1865 and a man by the name of Anthony Way was appointed as the Guardian of Solomon and Cordelia's children.  Anthony appears to be related to Solomon but I can not determine if he is a brother or cousin of Solomon. (to be determined at a later date) In 1873, Anthony Way also died. By 1873, Thomas, Catherine and William are all of age but Nancy is still a minor. The War Administration granted Daniel Crites permanent Guardianship of Nancy in 1878. I am trying to investigate whether there is a family relationship here ...that will have to be a different blog... neither the 1870 or 1880 Census records show Nancy listed as a family member in the Daniel Crites family but there is a large Pension record which pertains to this case.There is much more to this story....

Daniel and his family remained in Shoals, Martin County, Indiana. He died on April 18, 1895. I am unable to find the cemetery where he is buried though Findagrave.com has him listed as the father of Daniel Jr with no cemetery listed.

Rest in Peace, Daniel!

Love, Jan Smith