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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - April 11,2017 - Mary Hitt Manning

Mary Hitt was born on September 3, 1824 in Martin County, Indiana. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth(Bailey) Hitt. She and Thomas Manning married on June 5, 1845 in Martin County, Indiana. They remained in the Martin County, Indiana area for at least the next thirty years according to the  Federal Censuses of 1850, 1860 and 1870. They had six children; Sarah, (1847), Walter (1849), Fredrick (1856), William (1857), and twins, Nancy and Elizabeth(1862). By the 1880 Federal Census, they has moved to Summit, Marion County, Kansas and only their daughter Elizabeth remains at home. By the 1900 Federal Census, Mary was living with her son William and is a widow. She remained with her son until her death in 1908. She is buried next to her husband in Summit Cemetery, Marion County, Kansas. 


Rest in Peace, Mary.

Love, Jan Smith

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - April 4, 2017 - Margaret L Byers Hainer

Margaret Beyer was born in Burford in 1850, the daughter of Walter and Jane Byers who were from Scotland. They had five children; Elmer(1837), Jane(1838), Robert(1842), Margaret(1845), John(1848)

She married John Wesley Hainer on December 24, 1865. They had eight children; Flora Belle(1869), Infant(1871-1871), Sylvester(1872), Amanda(1873), Frank(1875), Blanch(1881), Welby(1886), Morley(1888).

They appeared to have lived all their lives in Brant County Ontario. She died suddenly of a heart attack. According to the tombstone she was 62 years old which meant she was born in 1850 but she is listed as 6 years old in the 1851 Brant County, Ontario Census. 

She died in Brantford, Ontario on April 4, 1912 and was buried in Northfield Cemetery, Brant County, Ontario. 

Rest in Peace,

Jan Smith