Friday, June 23, 2006

Oxendine Family

Oxendine Family

Lumbee American Indians
The Lumbee Indians are named after the Lumbee River, and reside mostly in North Carolina / South Carolina. They were made up of Cheraw Indians (Siouan) and Croatan Indians (Algonquian). The reason tribes merged in early days was because the settlers brought smallpox and other diseases with them, and many tribes lost up to 90% of their members. The remaining survivors had to regroup together with other local Indians to rebuild. Records date back to the 1700s on this group of Indians. Common family names in the Lumbee tribe are Brayboy, Brooks, Carter, Locklear, Lowry, Oxendine, and Revels. It's rumored that the lost town of Roanoke actually merged in with the Croatan Indians - they carved the word "Croatoan" on a tree when they left, and didn't leave any other emergency indicators that it had been a raid. The Lumbees did indeed have surnames used that matched those of settlers, and spoke fluent English, even in those early days.

Lost Colony of Roanoke

Because of this early influx of English language and style, most traditional clothing and information was lost. The Lumbee were dressing like "everyone else" by the time people started documenting things. It is assumed they wore beaded headbands with a feather or two, and knee-length skirts (women) or breechcloth (men). Moccassins were common for all Indian footwear. When Scottish immigrants "found" the Lumbee Indians in Robeson County, North Carolina in the 1730s, the Indians already were speaking English and living in English style houses.
Crafts included basketry and wood carvings. Food included deer, turkey, corn, beans, and squash - but again the English came in so quickly that soon they were living much as other settlers did.
The Lumbees were very mixed race right from that beginning, and were often not really considered "Indians" when things such as the Trail of Tears occurred. In addition to absorbing the entire Roanoke colony, they also intermarried with blacks and other Indians. In the mid to late 1800s, there are records saying that the Indians in North Carolina (i.e. the Lumbees) were sent to special schools along with the Negros. They were not allowed into the white schools.
By 1910 the Croatans (i.e. Lumbees) didn't like their original name; it was being used as a term of derision in their homelands. They started calling themselves Cherokee. This upset the main Cherokees who felt the tribes were quite distinct. So in 1933 the Lumbees officially adopted the title of Lumbee, from a river in the region.

John "Figro" Oxendine

John, born around 1694-96, a mixed-race man [the African-American book] in Virginia who was" bound as a servant" till age 31. He sued William and Elizabeth Wildey for his freedom in Northumberland County, Virginia. in January 1724. His name was written- John Oxendine- in Northumberland County Virginia. court records dated 1727, 1734 and 1741. However, Northumberland County Virginia church records spelt his name -John Oxendane -when his children were born during the 1730's. He married Sarah Oxendine.
The birth of John's children was recorded in 'Virginia County Court Abstracts, v.3, Northumberland County Record of Births, page 112'." From Charles Oxendine's book, titled, "Oxendine Census Records, 1790-1920".
He lived in Northumberland County in the 1730’s; Bladen County, North Carolina in the 1750’s and was still alive in 1758 as he wanted to be excused from paying taxes. on 27 August 1753.
On 27 August 1753, John Johnson Jr. entered 100 acres in Bladen County, North Carolina on the north side of Pugh's marsh whereon John Oxendine was then living. (Bladen County Land Entries #805). In 1759 , he and two of his sons, John and Benjamin, lived in the Drowning Creek area of Bladen County, North Carolina which is the upper part of the Lumbee River area, where his son, John, buys 100 acres including improvements from his father, John Oxendine, Sr. some years later, the family moved on to South Carolina. He died in1759.

They had the following children:

Cudworth Oxendine was between in 1740-1750 in Bladen County, North Carolina. He died in 1820.
Benjamin Oxendine was born on 12 April 1733 in Northumberland County, Virginia. He died in 1758.
Jenne Oxendine was born on 14 February 1735 in Northumberland County, Virginia.
Clark Oxendine was born on 28 November 1737 in Northumberland County, Virginia.
John Oxendine was born on 10 June 1739 in Northumberland County, Virginia.
Charles Oxendine was born in 1741. He died on 7 Sep 1808 in Robeson, North Carolina.

Cudworth “Cood"Oxendine

Cudworth was born sometime between 1741 and 1750, in Bladen County, North Carolina. Cudworth's father was John Oxendine from Northumberland Virginia - which is far back as our records go. Cudworth was a taxable "Mulato" in Bladen County in 1768 and 1769. Note that in 1787, this section of Bladen County, North Carolina became Robeson County, North Carolina.
Note that some rumors say that Cudworth was a "Cherokee Chief". First, the Oxendines weren't Cherokees; they were Croateans which later renamed themselves to Lumbees because Croatean became a term of derision. Next, Cud's father was a servant who was freed; while they seem to be of mixed blood / Indian stock and marrying in with others of mixed blood / Indian stock, there's no evidence of Cud's father or Cud himself being a chief.

1790 Federal Census
Georgetown South Carolina - Prince Georges Parish - Roll 11, Book 1

"Cood" Oxendine
2 free white males age 16+ [This would be Cood himself, plus son David, now 16]
3 free white males <>
They had the following children:

Charles Pickett Oxendine was born 1803 in Marion District, South Carolina. He died 29 Jul 1889 in Redding, Shasta, California.

Dicy Oxendine was born in 1809 in Marion, South Carolina. She died in 1877 in Lodi, Stanislaus, California.

Levi Oxendine was born in 1811 in Marion, South Carolina. He died on 31 July 1858 in Stockton, San Joaquin, California.

Suzanna Oxendine was born in 1815 in Marion, South Carolina. She died on 13 February 1890 in Calaveras, California.

Edney Oxendine was born on 26 February 1836 in Alabama. She died on 31 May 1915 in Shasta County, California.

Delilah Oxendine was born in 1813 in Marion, South Carolina.

Charles Pickett Oxendine

Charles was born in 1803 in Marion District, South Carolina. Charles was listed a Cherokee Indian. In 1820 Charles was living in Marion, South Carolina. In 1825 he married Martha Shumate in Georgia. In 1850 he was living in Vineyard, Washington, Arkansas. 1850 Federal Census He died 29 Jul 1889 in Redding, Shasta, California. His occupation is listed as a farmer.

Death Certificate


They had the following children:

Thomas Oxendine was born in 1832.

Adeline Edney Oxendine was born on 26 February 1836 in Alabama. She died on 31 May 1915 in Shasta County, California.

Levi Caleb Oxendine was born in 1838 in Alabama. He died in 1897 in Shasta, California.

Levi Caleb Oxendine married Vianna Norma Pope 11 May 1853, Levi Oxendine later married Elizabeth Betsie Shumate.

George Washington Oxendine was born in 1839 in Georgia. He died in 1879.

Jane Oxendine was born in1841. She died in 1885, in California.

Dicy Ann Oxendine was born on 29 July 1843 in Washington, Arkansas.

She died on 15 October 1893 in Redding, California.

Martha Ann Oxendine was born on 26 Aug 1845 in Washington, Arkansas. She died in 1914 in California.

Adeline Edney Oxendine

Adeline Edney was born on 26 February 1836 in Alabama. She married Pleasant Travis Slaughter. After Pleasant died, she then married Thomas Polmanteer on May 06, 1872 in Colusa, California. They lived in Tehema County.

1870 Merced County Census
This census shows Edney living with the children in Merced County 1870. The census also shows the family as being Indian.

Slaughter Edney 34 F I Keeping house 1,000 Alabama
Slaughter John 17 M I Herder of Stock California
Slaughter Nancy 14 F I At Home California
Slaughter Charles 13 M I California
Slaughter Pleasant 12 M I California
Slaughter Jane 11 F I California
Slaughter Theadore 9 M I California
Slaughter Thomas 8 M I California
Slaughter Annie 6 F I California
Slaughter Lesta 2 F I California

She died from acute pneumonia on 31 May 1915 in Shasta County, California. Her occupation is listed as housekeeper.

Death Certificate

They had the following children:

John Slaughter was born in1854 in Shasta, California

Nancy Virginia Slaughter was born on 30 June 1856 in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. She died on 22 April 1938, Redding, Shasta, California.

Charles Slaughter was born in 1857 in Shasta, California.

Pleasant I. Slaughter was born in October 1858 in Shasta, California. He died on 01 April 1924 in Napa, California.

Martha Jane Slaughter was born in March 1859 in California.

William Theodore Slaughter was born in 1861 in Shasta, California. He died in 1883.

Thomas Slaughter was born in 1862 in California. He died in 1863.

George Thomas Slaughter was born on 17 August 1863 in Anderson, California. He died on 11 May 1947, Anderson, California.

Annie Slaughter was born in 1864 in Shasta, California. She died on 15 February 1893 in Shasta, California.

Lesta Slaughter was born in 1868 in Shasta, California.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Smith Family

Peter Smith

Peter was born on 11 Aug 1641 in Swallowfield, Berkshire, England. He married Jane Barnes.
He died on 29 Jun 1691 in Northumberland, Virginia.

They had the following children:

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Peter was born on 27 Dec 1663 Westmoreland, Virginia. He married Mary Bayley. He died in 22 April 1741 Yeocomico, Westmoreland, Virginia.

They had the following children:

Sarah Smith
James Smith
Thomas Smith
Anne Smith
Martha Smith
Peter Smith

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith was born and reared in the southern part of WestmoreUland County. It is believed that his date of birth was between 1700 and 1710. This is based on the birth date of Elizabeth, his wife, and the birth of their children, the first of whom appears to have been born about 1740.Thomas married Elizabeth Fleming.of Richmond County, Virginia. Richmond County lies along the western side of Westmoreland County. Elizaabeth, born February 18, 1710, was the daughter of Alexander Fleming and Sarah Kennedy Fleming, Elizabeth's parents married in 1691. Elizabeth's mother, Sarah, was the daughter of John Kennedy of Rappahannock County. Elizabeth's father, Alexander, died a few months after she was born. When Thomas' father, Peter Smith, made his will in 1738, Thomas and Elizabeth were living in Prince William County, Virginia on the 325 acres of land subsequently left to him in his father's will. This land was a part of the 1160 acres of land that Peter patented in 1712. When Fairfax County was formed from Prince William County in 1742, the land was in Fairfax County.In 1747, Thomas sold his land to Daniel Jennings:This Indenture made the fourteenth day of April 1747 between Thomas Smith of Truro Parish in Fairfax County, planter, & Daniel Jennings of same ... for the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virginia ... sells 325 acres ... which Peter Smith, father of said Thomas, by his last will and testament dated the 10th day of January 1738, did give & bequeath unto his son, Thomas Smith ... being part of 1160 acres granted ... to Peter Smith bearing date 30th June 1712 which said 325 acres of land is where the said Thomas Smith now dwelleth at Bull run adjoining to the land of his Brother, James ... In presence of Robt. Wicklift, Leonard Dozer, Robt. Lindsy, James Smith, John X Cavener. Signed Thomas Smith. 21 July 1747 ... Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Smith relinquished her right of dower.The same day Elizabeth relinquished her dower, Thomas borrowed five hundred pounds current Virginia money from Daniel Jennings. On 22 October 1747, Daniel Jennings paid Thomas the one hundred pounds for the 325 acres of land.In 1749, Thomas leased 133 acres of land for 99 years, across Bull Run Creek in Prince William County. The lease is shown on the following page.This Indenture made this 22nd day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine Between Francis Watts of the County of Prince William of one part and Thomas Smith of the aforesaid County of the other part Witnesseth that said Francis Watts doth agree with said Thomas Smith for the Fee Rent of Five hundred pounds of tobacco doth Lease farm lett and make over to the said Thomas Smith a parcel of land for the space of Ninety nine years being in the County of Prince William on Bull Run and bounded Beginning at a marked Beech thence South East to a Spanish Oak Corner tree thence No. East to Bull Run thence up the said Run to the beginning the same containing One hundred and Thirty three acres of land and the said Thomas Smith doth agree to build a suffishen dwelling house and tobacco house and Corn house and to plant an Apple Orchid of one hundred and fifty trees and to keep them under good fence in good repare and not make wilfull waste of the Timber and the rent to become due on the twenty fifth day of December yearly after the first three years is compleated and not to be straneable until three months after same shall become dew and to be payed in one Note at some convenient Warehouse every year and the first rent to become dew the twenty fifth of December in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty one. As Witness I have set my hand and seale in presence of John Combs. Signed. Francis Watts.In 1766, Thomas, Elizabeth and other members of their family were part of a group of sixty-one people who moved their membership from the Broad Run Baptist Church in Fauquier County, Virginia to establish the Chappawamsic Baptist Church in Stafford County, Virginia. In 1776, Thomas, two of his sons, and other individuals petitioned the Virginia Legislature to establish a Baptist Church at Occoquan, Virginia, near their home. The Smiths listed in the petition were: Thos. Smith, James Smith and Charles Smith.[10]He died 12 September 1778 Prince William, Virginia. Thomas died in Prince William County, where he lived, in 1778. He did not leave a will but an inventory and distribution of the estate is quite detailed in describing his possessions and naming his wife and children. An extract of Thomas' inventory and its distribution, as recorded in Price William County, Virginia Will Book "G", p. 18-19 is shown below:

September the 12th 1778. An Inventory of the Estate of Thos. Smith Dec'd. presented to our view by the Administrator...

To one Lease of Francis Watts for ninety nine years

Seventy years of which is to come, appraised to........................................ 100.00
To 1 Cow at...................... ............................................................................ 8.00
To 2 beds at..................... ........................................................................... 14.00To a Cupboard.................... ......................................................................... 0.12
To a Dutch oven & a Skillet.......................................................................... 2.50
To a frying pan............................................................................................. 0.12
To pewter...................................................................................................... 2.00
To Two linning wheels.................................................................................. 1.00
To one old wooling wheel..............................................................................10
To Six old stand tubs.................................................................................... 1.00To a hand mill.............................................................................................. 1.00
To Coppers Tools......................................................................................... 1.00
To a grindstone and Iron pestle.. ................................................................ 0.90
To Three old barrels and a tan tube............................................................. 0.18
To Two tables and a Saddle tree................................................................... 0.12
To a loom & flour tub & Candle box............................................................. 1.23
Ð 135.03
John Anderson ) John AndersonRobert Spittle ) Robert (X) SpittleJohn Woodyard ) John (X) WoodyardSworn before John Hood

At a Court held for Prince Wm. County this 5th Oct 1778

This inventory & appraisement of the Estate of Tho's.Smith dec'd was presented to the Court & admitted to record.Test. Robert Graham C Clk

The Estate of Thos. Smith rec'd with Charles Smith Adm.Sept 1778 By amount of the Inventory................................................... Ð 135.03

To Elizabeth Smith widow. her third part Ð S Dof the Estate per receipt........ .................................................................... 45.0.1

To Fleming Smith one ninth part of theremaining of the Estate per receipt........................................................... 10.0.0

To John Smith for Do per receipt of hisBrother-in-law John Gibbs........................................................................ 10.0.0

To John Gibbs for one ninth part perreceipt.......................... .............................................................................. 10.0.0

To Elizabeth Smith one ninth part per do................................................. 10.0.0To my own share of the Estate................................................................... 10.0.2

To balance remaining in my hand for DanielSmith, Thomas Smith, Peter Smith & JamesSmith sons of the Deceased now in the Stateof South Carolina for each Ð10... ............................................................... 40.0.0

Ð 135.0.3
Exors Excepted

September 29th 1778
Note. the Debts due by the deceased have been all paid by the Children. The Charges of the Administration to be here to after settled & paid by the several claimants time not permitting the inclusion---of them in this account by the Administrator.
Charles SmithReceived from Charles Smith the sum of forty five pounds & penny in full of my share or third part of the estate of my husband Thos. Smith Dec'd. Witness my hand this 28th Sept 1778.
Elizabeth SmithReceived from Charles Smith the sum of ten pounds in full of the share or one ninth part of the estate of Thos. Smith Dec'd received for my Brother-in-law John Smith of the State of So Carolina by virture of powers from him. Witness my hand this 28th Sept 1778.
John Gibbsfor John SmithReceived from Charles Smith the sum of ten pounds for my Share or one ninth part of the estate of Thos. Smith Dec'd. Witness my hand this 28th Sept 1778.
John GibbsReceived of Charles Smith the sum of ten pounds for my Share or one ninth part of the Estate of Thos. Smith dec'd. Witness my hand this 5th day of Octr 1778.
Fleming SmithReceived from Charles Smith the sum of ten pounds for my Share or one ninth part of the Estate of Thos. Smith dec'd. Witness my hand this 5th day of Oct 1778.
They had the following children:
Charles Smith was born on 15 June 1742. He died on 7 April 1824

Fleming Smith was born on 12 May 1745. He died on 22 August 1847

Daniel Smith was born in 1748 Fairfax County, Virginia. He died in 1811 Henry County, Virginia.

James Smith was born on 9 June 1751. He died on 9 November 1840

Thomas Smith never married and died in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

John Smith

Hannah Smith

Peter Smith was born in 1740

Daniel Smith

Daniel was born in 1748 Fairfax County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Reeves in 1770 in Henry County, Virginia. He served in the military in 1776 in Virginia/Carlonia's. Revolutionary War Pension #18596. He owned in 1780 in George Reives-106 acres on both sides of Butramstown Creek (Book E). He owned on 1 September 1780, 190 acres both sides of Butramstown Creek (Book E).. He owned on 1 March 1781 in 232 acres Roundabout Branch of Butramstown Creek (Book C Henry County, Virginia Grants). In 1778 at the time of Thomas Smith’s will Daniel was in South Carolina. On 1 Sept.1780 he received a grant of land, 190 acres on Buttramtown Creek in Henry County, Va. and on 1 March 1781 another grant of 232 acres on the Roundabout Branch of Buttramtown Creek. It is recorded that he was a participant in the Battle of Cowpens in Jan. 1781 and was probably at the battle of Guilford Courthouse 17 March 1781.The next item in their story is the sale of 50 acres of the Butramtown Creek property for five pounds to Charles Smith in March 1791. Then on 28 March 1803 Daniel deeded 312 acres of the Buttramtown Creek land to “ my sons James, Peter and John.” In 1810 James and Sarah sold their interest in this land to Peter and John and Rachel sold theirs to Charles. ( I have a note that Peter sold his interest in this land to Charles but the date is not included.) A letter written by Rachel Packwood’s father in 1811 shows that Daniel Smith was still living. He died in 1811 Henry County, Virginia.


Name: Daniel Smith Rank: Captain
Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776

They had the following children:

George Smith
Dorcas Smith
Charles Smith
Elizabeth Smith
James Smith
Mollie Smith
Peter Smith
John Smith

James Quincy Smith

James was born on 2 Feb 1775 Henry County, Virginia. He married Sarah Hannah Phillpot (1789 - 25 Jul 1872) on 5 Nov 1804 . On 28 March 1803 he with his brothers John and Peter were deeded 315 acres of land on Buttram Town Creek by their Father. On 26 Nov. 1803 James bought for $138, 138 acres of land on the waters of Big Reed Island Creek in Grayson (now Carroll) county. Sometime after the birth of their first child they moved to their land in Grayson County. He died on 31 Dec 1874 Carroll County, Virginia. On 5 November 1810 James and Sarah sold their interest in the land in Henry County to his brother Peter. They were involved in several land transfers in Grayson County and lived their last days on what was recently known as the Levi Marshall place. On 3 July 1857 there was a deed recording the agreement between James Smith and his son Barton by which he would support his parents the rest of their lives and at their death the land, 111 acres would be his. They are buried there and I have understood that one of their children was all so buried there. John P. Smith, known as Jack was killed by the home guard during the Civil War. From Arnetta S. Cobb’s book, page 39, a quotation from a North Carolina newspaper, the following as told by a travelling preacher John Henry Smith, about his father; " The Smith family lived on a 600 acre plantation in Virginia. James was a Primitive Baptist as shown by the record of his death inthe books of the Bridge (Primitive) Baptist Church in Carroll County. He was buried in Buried on Pine Creek near Dugspur on his farm with his Sarah and one child.

They had the following children:

Jack Smith
Charles Smith
Alexander Smith
Peter Smith
Gabriel Smith
Sarah Smith
Barton Pierce Smith Sr.
Lucretia Smith

Sarah Phillpot Smith Obituary
Smith, Sarah (fem), 25 July 1872, cause: old age, age: 87 years, parents: Samuel Fillpot, pob: Henry Co, Va, consort: James Smith, informant: Alexander Smith, son
James Smith Obituary
Smith, James (male), 31 Dec 1874, cause: old age, age: 99 years 10 months 29 days, parents: Daniel Smith, pob: Henry Co, Va, consort: widow, informant: Alexander Smith

Barton Pierce Smith

Barton was born in 1831 Carroll County , Virginia. He married Sarah Mary "Polly" Marshall on 14 June 1847. He served in the military between 1861 and 1863 in Virginia as a Private in the 29th Virginia Confederate Infantry, Company D. He died from pneumonia on 4 February 1872 in Carroll County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

Sarah Smith
Sidney A Smith
Ruth Ann Smith
Daniel A Smith
Alfred W Smith
Emily Jane Smith
Barton P. Smith
James Monroe Smith
Levi Ellis Smith
Viola F Smith
Serena A. Smith

Barton Pierce Smith Obituary
Smith, Barton P. (male), 4 February 1872, cause: pneumonia, age: 39 years, parents: James & Sarah Smith, pob: Grayson Co, Va, occupation: farmer, consort: Polly Smith, informant: Polly Smith, wife

1850 Carrol County, Virginia United States Census
Barton Smith 24 male Farmer
Polly Smith 17 female
Sally Smith 2 female
Ruth A. Smith 8/12 female
James Quincy Smith74 male Farmer
Sarah Smith 61 female

1860 Carrol County, Virginia United Staes Census
Barton Smith 34 f Farmer
Polly '' 28 f House Keeper
Sally '' 12 f
Ruthy A. '' 10 f
Sidney A. '' 8 m
Sireny A. '' 6 f
Daniel A. '' 3 m
Alfred W. '' 1 m
James '' 84 m Farmer
Sarah H. '' 70 f Spinning

1870 Carrol County Virginia United States Census
Pine Creek District, Hillsville P.O
49/53 Smith B. P. 45 male white
Polly 38 female white Keeping House
Sidney A. 18 male white Works on the Farm
Serena A. 16 female white
Daniel A. 14 male white Works on the Farm
Alfred W. 12 male white
Emily Jane 10 female white
Barton P. 7 male white
James Monroe 5 male white
Levi Ellis 3 male white
Viola F. 3/12 female white born in March
James 95 male white
Sarah H. 81 female white

*Note Barton's parents are living with them in 1870

James Monroe Smith

James was born on 10 Apr 1865 in Carroll County , Virginia. He married Adeline A Duncan in Virginia in 1885. He died on 29 Nov 1935 in Pawnee, Pawnee County, Ok.

James & Adeline Smith

They had the following children:

Lillian Adline Smith
Leeman James Smith
Mary Charlottie Smith
Nannie Francis Smith
Abel Presley Smith
William Sidney Smith

William Sidney Smith
William Smith was born on 12 May 1898 in Missouri. He married Mable Irene Lichtenberger. The 1920 Federal Census shows William and his family living in Girard Township, Macoupin County, Illinois. He died on 30 May 1958 in Orange, California.

William and Mable's Wedding Picture

They had the following children:

Arlene Smith
Hazel Smith
William Smith
Ronald C. Smith
Violet Smith

1920 Federal Census

William Smith was awarded as a civilian for his work with the Navy during World War II.

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Recordabout WILLIAM SIDNEY SMITH
Social Security #: 570181147
Birth Date:12 May 1898
Death Date:30 May 1958
Death Place:ORANGE
Mother's Maiden Name:DUNCAN
Father's Surname:SMITH

Ronald C. Smith
Ronald was born on 14 August 1938 in Laguna Beach, California. He attended Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California. He married Norma Arlene Rich on 21 September 1956 in Santa Ana, California.

They had the following children:

Deborah Lynn Smith was born on 04 September 1957 in Orange, California.

Christopher Scott Smith was born on 21 August 1961 in Orange, California.

Darren William Smith was born on 29 March 1964 in Orange, California.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Lichtenberger Family

Lichtenberger Family

Johannes Lichtenberger

Johannes was born in 1438 in Braunschweig, Kingdom of Brunswick, Saxony. He died in 1503. His occupation was Court Astrologer to Emperor Frederick III.
Frederick III of Habsburg (Innsbruck, September 21, 1415 – August 19, 1493 in Linz) was elected as German King as the successor of Albert II in 1440. He was the son of Duke Ernest the Iron from the Leopoldinian line of the Habsburg family ruling Inner Austria, i.e. Styria, Carinthia and Carniola, and of his wife Cymburgis of Masovia. As an Austrian Habsburg Duke, he became Frederick V in 1424, and Frederick IV as Geman king, and then Frederick III with his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor. He married in 1452, at age 37, the 18-year-old Princess Eleonor of Portugal, whose dowry helped him to alleviate his debts and cement his power.
Frederick was the last Emperor to be crowned in Rome, being crowned in 1452 by Pope Nicholas V. He opposed the reform of the Holy Roman Empire at that time and was barely able to prevent the electors from electing another king.
They had the following children:

Philip Lichtenberger was born in1477 in Kusel, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Nordpfalzer-berg, Germany.

Philip Lichtenberger

Philip was born in 1477 in Kusel, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Nordpfalzer-berg, Germany. His occupation was Amtsmann in Kreuznach. With the division of the Saxon country the administrative structures became unclear in Leipzig in 1485. With the development of the Saxon state uniformed administrative structures began gradually to develop. In the Middle Ages the Saxon area was divided into governor’s residence, apart from the central administration. Out of this new jobs developed in the 15th century. The “administrators” (Amtsmann) practised the jurisdiction, and were responsible for the military quantity and public security.
The administrators came from the rural aristocracy.

They had the following children:

Leonard Lichtenberger was born in 1546 in Kusel, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg in Nordpfalzer-begland. He died on 21 August 1613 in Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany.

Leonard Lichtenberger

Leonard was born in 1546 in Kusel, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg in Nordpfalzer-begland. His occupation was as Amtsverweser or deputy regent. He married Anna Katharina Donner about 1567 in Kusel, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany. He died on 21 August 1613 in Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany.

They had the following children:

Vitus "Veit" Lichtenberger was born in 1581 in Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany. He died on 11 November 1635 in Birkenfeld, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany.
Vitus "Veit" Lichtenberger

Vitus was born in 1581 in Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany. . He married Barbara Frankengruner in 1612 in Herrstein bei Fischbach a.d., Nahe, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He died on 11 November 1635 in Birkenfeld, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany.

They had the following children:

Christoph Martin Lichtenberger b: 1613 in Lorch - Rheinland-Pfalz
Johann Adam Lichtenberger b: 1615 in Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany
Franz Karl Lichtenberger b: 21 FEB 1616/17
Maria Elisabeth Lichtenberger b: 23 MAR 1618/19
Johan Friedrich Lichtenberger b: 1620
Philipp Wilhelm Lichtenberger GER b: 1621
Barbara Margaretha Lichtenberger b: 16 OCT 1623
Anna Magdelena Lichtenberger b: 3 JUN 1628

Johann Adam Lichtenberger

Johann was born in 1615 in Nordpfalzer-bergland, Germany. His occupation was listed as the Court pastor for the Princes court at Lautrecken a.d. Glan in the north Pfalzer mountains. He married Maria Agatha Lauer in 1750 in Lauterecken a.d. glan, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Deutschland. He died on 25 February 1668 in Lauterrecken a.d. Glan, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Deutschland

They had the following children:

Johann Conrad Lichtenberger was born on 25 September 1651 in Lauterrecken a.d. Glan, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Deutschland.

Johann Conrad Lichtenberger

Johann was born on 25 September 1651 in Lauterrecken a.d. Glan, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Deutschland. His first wife is unknown. His second marriage was to
Anna Elizabeth Caspari on 13 November 1696 in Winterburg a.d. Ellerbach bei Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He died on 17 June 1702 in Flonheim bei Alzey, Alzeyer-Hugelland, Germany.

They had the following children:

Johann Georg Lichtenberger was born in 1697 in Lauterrecken a.d. Glan, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Deutschland.

Johann Georg Lichtenberger

Johann was born in 1697 in Lauterrecken a.d. Glan, Nordpfalzer-bergland, Deutschland. He immigrated to the United States on 13 October 1766 on the ship Betsey from Germany.

The Ship Betsey Passenger List
Rotterdam to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 September 1766

The Foreigners whose names are underwritten, imported in the Ship Betsy, John Osmond, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes, did this day take and subscribe the usual Qualifications. In the List 95. Whole Freights 154. (Consigned to Saml Howell) pd January 1767.
Daniel Zimmerman
Johannes Brenckert
Nicolaus Böhler
Johannes Schmid
Johan Helman Karl
John Jacob (+) Karl
Johann Gorg Benfer
Mannes Gelessener
Jacob (X) Kencke
l Michel Raht
Dangel Benner
Jost Henry (X) Volmer
Gerg Schiltwächter
Johann Gerge Volmer
Johan Rotgee Miller
Johann Jost Miller
Johan Daniel Afflerbach
Johann Gorg Fischer
Joseph Stauch
Johannes Bennee
Jacob Schäffer
Jacob Kaufman
Johann Melcher Endlich
Johann Heinrich Bär
Johan Henrich Schraag
Joseph Singer
Gottlieb Geyher
Fredrick (X) Hoffman
Joh. Philipp Lambach
J. G. E. Hirschmann P711p
Johannes Meyer
Friderich Schittenhelm
Jacob (+) Shittenhelm
Johans Lahm [?]
Georg Michael Schährer
Johann Jacob Hausmann
Jonas Baromo
Johann Bernhard Borst
Lawrence (X)
Boris Egieties Lochner
Jost Kern
Jacob Günther
Johann Heinrich Fessler
Johann Jacob Fessler
Georg Friederich Immich
Friedrich Frantz Feck
Johann Philipp Götz
Louis Robert
Johan Georg Lichtenberger
Hans Marti Ziegler
Johann Gorg Snell [?]
Johann Höckert
Johan Nickel Keysee
Jacob (X) Hähn
Jacob (X) Wagner
Johannes (O) Link
Johann Michael Schäffer
Valentin Schürling
Petter Lutter
Andreas Lutter
Michel Weiss
Johannes Gottfried
Hage Peter (+) Reyt
Johann Filbert Glach [?]
Christoph Willemann
Jacob Greuther
Christian (X) Wolff
Johannes Hayser
Johannes Moser
Valentin Hamm
Johannes Wrist
Lenhardt Eckert
Christian Frey
Johann Bernhardt Körth
John (+) Keller
Philip (X) Buchman
Peter (X) Guité
Lorens Ladenberger
Joseph Salter
Jerg Bub
Joost (X) Kuntz
Christopher (+) Becher
David Waltman
Joh. Georg Schneyder
[List 260 C] At the dwelling House of John Lawrence, Esqr, Mayor, Philada October, the 15th 1766.
Present the sd John Lawrence, Esqr, Mayor.

The Ship Betsey Passenger List
Rotterdam to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 September 1766

They had the following children:

Johann Casper Lichtenberger

Johann Casper LichtenbergerJohann was born on 6 March 1726 in Rhine Palatine, Germany. He married Anna Maria Clara Eisenmanger (daughter of John Eisenmanger and Elizabeth Lieb). He immigrated to the United States on 15 Seotember 1752 on the ship "Two Brothers" Thomas Arnot, Master, from Rotterdam.

The Ship Two Brothers Passenger List
Rotterdam to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 September 1752

The Ship Two Brothers 1752List 177 CAt the Court House at Philadelphia. The Foreigners whose Names are hereunder written, imported in the Ship Two Brothers, Commanded by Thomas Arnot, from Rotterdam but last from Cowes in England, took the Qualifications to the Government in the usual Form.
Georg Eisenmenger
Moritz Hene
Friederich Mäyer
Diedrich Wilhelm Dischong
Kilian Eisenmenger
Jacob (X) Anders
Jacob Müer
Johann Wilhelm Ahlbach
Johann Christoph Friedrich Köhler
Johannes Gerhart
Christof Arnoldt
John Peter (X) Blom, Senior
Johann Martin Kanz
J. Christian (XX) Ottigen
Johann Peter (X) Lentz
Peter Dils
Nölchen Kremmer
Jost Ferschbach
Peter (X) Shock
Baulus Böhm
Johan Peter (+) Shock
Herbert Schumacher
Leopoldt Valentin Gross
Johan Dies (X) Wers
Johannes Henrich Metz
Conrad (X) Hanes
Johann Friedrich Beck
Johann Theis Hoffman
Georch Michael Eberli
Wilhelmus Peter Walles
F. Conrad (X) Eberling
Johann Wilhelm Meyer
George Michael (X) Miller
Conradh Schneider
Peter (X) Hommer
Johann Herber (O) Loer
Paulus (X) Gross
Caspar Krämer
Philip (X) Bornn
Johannes Antonius Krämer
Willhelm (X) Huner
Johannes Wilhelmus
John Peter (X) Rodebagh
Adam Beck
Jacob Müller
Johan Adam (IAB) Imbotty
Conrad (W) Winegarden
Johann Gottfried Krieng
Beteram (+) Beum
Johannes Jacob
Paulus (X) Anders
Johann Christ Seyler
J. Peter Blom
Johannes Jacobus Beyer
Johannes Christianus Liechtenthäller
Johannes Krist Eulenber
Johann Christ Meyer
Jonas (X) Pool
Anton (X) Sheyed
Johann Gerlach Meyer
Johan Donis (X) Starr
Johann Görg Spies
Johann Paulus Seehl
Jacob Selbach
Johan Steffen Drybler
Johan Peter Schmit
Johann Petter Hammer
Johann Satt
Johan Christ Albirger
Simon Ludwig Himroth
Jacob (+) Oellgarden
Johan Herbert Wingart
Johan Henrich Wirth
Johannes (++) Lutz
Wendel Frey
Johan Dongshen [?]
Hans Henrich Münch
Wilhelm Henrich Brandenburger
Thomas Gramlich
Johan Thomas Schumacher
Jacob Lips
Conrad Welder
Johann Wilhelm Böttger
Johan Sielas (XX) Bonn
Gottfried Kappes
Johannes Petter Bon
Caspar Lichtenberger
Conrad (++) Linenbergh
Johann Jerg Metzger
Nickolas (O) Linenbergh
Michael Dieterich
Moritz Wilhelm Dils
Joseph (K) Konig
Jacob Dils
Georg Michael Gerhart
Johann Petter Aller
Johannes (X) Metzem
Johan Petter Putterbach
Burckhardt Unangst
John Sebastian (S) Onangst

Johann Willm Welter
101 total passengersThose listed with an X, + or anything in () signed their names with a mark. Only adult male passengers 16 and above signed the oath of allegiance. To learn how to obtain copies of these lists with the signatures of the adult male passengers see: Pennsylvania German Pioneers Research Guide

The Ship Two Brothers Passenger List
Rotterdam to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 September 1752
The Fate of the Ship "Two Brothers"
Below is a notice from the Pennsylvania Journal September 25, 1754. It was a copy of an article from the London Newspaper, August 5, 1754.
A few days hence captain Arnot bound from Rotterdam to Philadelphia upward of 300 palatine passengers on board in passage struck a sandbar beat off her rutter. Somewhere between 220 and 300 Palentines passengers drowned when the ship went down in sight of the Dutch ship which just left them to drown. Insensible to their distress thought proper to continue his course and left. Deserting upwards of 80 souls out of the above number. Captain Henderson bound for the coast of New Guinea took them on board and landed them on Thursday seven PM at on the coast near Rotterdam, then proceeded on his voyage. So apparently it hit a sandbar, sank and only a small number of those passengers were saved, and apparently the crew was saved.
So that is what happened to the ship the two brothers. These voyages were definitely risky.

He died 5 February 1803 in York, York County, Pennsylvania.He is buried at the Old Farm, Starview, York Co. PA
They had the following children:Adam Lichtenberger born Est. 1745-1772, York, PA.John Killan Lichtenberger born 3 February 1753, York, PA; died 13 May 1835, Somerset Co, PAJohn George Lichtenberger born 1 April 1754.Anna Maria Lichtenberger born 8 March 1756; died 16 September 1843, Somerset Co., PA.Marie Christin Lichtenberger born 27 January 1760, York, PA; died 20 October 1820, York, PA. John Casper LichtenbergerJohn Casper LichtenbergerJohn "Casper" was born on 25 August 1761 in York County, Pennsylvania. He was christened on 4 October 1761 at the Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania. Christened: Sponsors-Conrad Klein & Susana. He married Anna Margaretha. Anna was born in 1761. He died on 1 April 1834.COUNTY OF YORK-1779 Tax Records. Acres. Negroes. Horses. Cattle. Tax.Lichtenberger, Killian 74 1 3 8 1 6Lichtenberger, Casper 20 2 6 9 0Lichtenberger, George 1 6 9 0They had the following children:George Lichtenberger was born on 25 September 1794. He died on 14 July 1854 He is buried at Manchaster Zions Church Cemetery in Pennsylvania.Henry "Heinrich" Lichtenberger was born in 1812 in York County, PennsylvaniaHe died in 1 June 1840.
Heinrich " Henry " LichtenbergerHenry was born in 1812 in York County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Spangler on 10 November 1832 at the Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania. Mary was born in 1810 in York County Pennsylvania. She died on 18 September 1896 in Dallas Center, Abel, Iowa. He died in 1 June 1840.They had the following children:James B. LichtenbergerEli S. Lichtenberger was born in 1834. He died on 27 Oct 1864Susanna Lichtenberger was born in 1838Mary Nissley Lichtenberger1840 United Staes Federal Census: State: Pennsylvania County: York Page No: 124 Reel no: M704-501 Division: Manchester Township
James B. LichtenbergerJames was born in 11 May 1833 in Pennsylvania. He married Ann Mary Bentz Between 1850 and 1858 he married Ann in Pennsylvania. They moved from Pennsylvania to Illinois between 1858 and 1860. James was very active in local government.

The following are the supervisors who have represented the township:

James Lichtenberger, elected in 1860Henry Rhodes, elected in 1861James Lichtenberger, re-elected in 1862John Gill, elected in 1863Charles Wooster, elected in 1864Joshua Green, elected in 1865, re-elected in 1866James Lichtenberger, re-elected in 1867J.G. Harnesberger, elected in 1868, and re-elected in 1869James Lichtenberger re-elected in 1870Joshua Green, re-elected in 1871 and 1872J.C. Ruddock, elected in 1873, '74, '75, '76, and '77'C.H. Garver, elected in 1878Richard Kirby, in 1879, and is the present incumbent

The 1880 Federal Census shows James and his family living in Whitmore, Macon County, Illinois as a Farmer.
1880 United States Federal Census
He died January 31

Newspaper Notice of James Lichtenberger’s Death

Lichtenberger Funeral Sunday
Passing of Well Known Maroa Man

James Lichtenberger, whose death at his home in Decatur was announced in last week’s paper, was buried Sunday, the services being conducted at Union Church near Oreana and the interment being in the adjoining cemetery. The cortege left the house at nine o’clock.
Mr. Lichtenberger was born at Manchester, Penn., May 11, 1833. He came to Illinois at an early day and lived for many years I Whitmore township, serving from that town for several terms on the board of supervisors.
He was married twice, his second wife being Mrs. Susan Franklin, to whom he was married about ten years ago, and he moved to Maroa at that time. By his first wife two sons survive him, Henry of Long Creek township, and one son living in Colorado. As a resident of Maroa Mr. Lichtenberger was a prominent republican worker and politician in local affairs. He accumulated considerable property during his life and at one time owned a large farm near Oreana, selling it a few years ago and investing the proceeds largely in Decatur city property.
He and his wife, who still survives him, moved to Decatur about three years ago and have since resided there. Until a few months ago he frequently came to Maroa, but since the ravages of disease began their insidious advances he was confined mostly to his home. He died at 8:30 P.M. January 31, the cause of his death being a complication of diseases and old age, rheumatism and dropsy forming two of his principal ailments.

Lichtenberger Will Filed In Court
Homestead Left to Widow During Her Life time

The will of James Lichtenberger was offered for probate Monday. The homestead on Central Avenue is given to the widow, Sue Lichtenberger, during her life time. At her death it becomes a part of the estate. She is also to receive $1,500 in cash
Robert Machan is named as executor and he is given full power to sign deeds and make all necessary transfers to convert the estate into cash within a year after the death of the testator. The property so converted is to be equally divided among his children or their children. The heirs of his deceased son, Allen Lichtenberger get one-seventh; Jessie Reavis, son of Mary Reavis, receive one-seventh; Mabel and Roy Froman, children of Lizzie Froman, receive between them one-seventh; Harry and Virgil, sons of James Lichtenberger Jr. receive one-seventh; Grace L. daughter of Charles Lichtenberger, receives one-seventh; and a son, Jesse Lichtenberger, receives one-seventh.

They had the following children: Allen Lichtenberger was born in 1858 in Pennsylvania.Ann Lichtenberger was born in 1860 in Illinois.Lizie Lichtenberger was born in 1864 in Illinois.Harriett Lichtenberger was born in 1866 in Illinois.James Lichtenberger was born in 1869 in Illinois.Charles Lichtenberger was born in 1874 in Illinois.Jesse Lichtenberger was born in November 1876 in Illinois. He died on 21 April 1911 in Maramec, Pawnee County, Oklahoma.Bepy M. Lichtenberger was born in 1880 in Illinois.Jesse Lichtenberger
Jesse (J.B.) was born in November 1876 in Illinois. He married Anna (Rosana) Coleman on 22 September 1897 in Decatur, Illinois.

Here is Jesse and Anna’s marriage license and Wedding Photo

The 1900 Federal Census shows Jessie and his family living in Sangamon, Piatt County, Illinois working as a rail road laborer.

1900 Federal Census

J.B. was very active in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and records show J. B initiated in the first half of 1907 in Maramec Lodge #181; he served as Secretary of the lodge from 1908 until middle of 1909 and then served as Noble Grand (head of Lodge) in 1909. The lodge is still functioning but very small.

Dues for the I.O.O.F. 1 September 1909

He died on 21 April 1911 in Maramec, Pawnee County, Oklahoma. He is buried at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Maramec, Pawnee County, Oklahoma next to his son Carl, who died at 3 months old.

12 May 1910 Oklahoma Pawnee Chief News Update:

Chas. WEAR, formerly operator at the Santa Fe depot, returned as agent. Mr. LICHTENBURGER takes the place of day operator and Mr. GILMORE night operator
Lodge Eulogy for J. B. Lichtenberger "It has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to remove by death, one our number, J.B. Lichtenberger. We knew him as a business man, as a father, as a husband, as a citizen, and as a brother. He was a superior man in business, thoughtful, careful and considerate. As a father, he was kind, and took a great interest in his children. He often had them with him when at work. As a husband, he was true, loyal, and affectionate, ever striving to please and comfort his dear wife. As a citizen and brother, he was loved most by those who knew him best. To know him, was to love and respect him. To know him well, as we did, was to bound to him in brotherly love. In our daily affairs, in our lodge, in the home will be missed one of the best fathers, husbands, and brothers in our community. Therefore be it resolved by the members of the Maramec I.O.O.F. lodge, severally and as a body, that we bow our heads in submission to that One that does all things well, and extend our heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved wife and little children and that we here-by pledge to them our aid, counsel, and protection in the future. Resolved further that we drape our charter for thirty days, that these resolutions be spread on the minutes and a copy be given to the bereaved family."
27 April 1911 His Obituary from the Pawnee Chief News:
Mr. J.B. LICHTENBERGER, Santa Fe depot agent at Maramec, died last Friday. He had suffered from consumption for some time, and last year the company transferred him to a station in Colorado, in the hope that the change would benefit his health. Mr. Lichtenberger felt so improved after a residence in Colorado, that he thought it was all right for him to return to Maramec, where he had property interests. He was a man very highly respected by all who knew him.

I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Maramec, Pawnee Co., OKName Date of Birth Date of Death CommentsLitchenberger, Carl 23 Feb 1907 06 May 1907 son of J. B. & A. LitchenbergerLitchenberger, J. B. 1877 1911

Odd Fellow Cemetery

Jesse’s Headstone

They had the following children:Herald C. Lichtenberger was born 1901 in Illinois.
Ralph C. Lichtenberger was born on 30 Sep 1902 in Colorado. He died on 12 Dec 1956 in Los Angeles, California. He is buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca.

Ethel Viola Lichtenberger was born 1905 in Oklahoma
Blanche H. Lichtenberger was born 21 Aug 1905 in Oklahoma. She died on 12 May 1989 in Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado.

Social Security Death Index Recordabout Blanche H. Stultz
Name:Blanche H. Stultz
Last Residence:80226 Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado, United States of America
Born:21 Aug 1905
Died:12 May 1989
State (Year) SSN issued:Wyoming (

Orvel G. Lichtenberger was born 1910 in Oklahoma, died in California

Mable Irene Lichtenberger was born on 27 September 1898 in Illinois.
She died on 17 February 1996 in Orange, California.

Carl Lichtenberger was born 23 Feb 1907 in Maramec, Pawnee, Oklahoma, and died 06 May 1907 in Maramec, Pawnee County, Oklahoma. He is buried in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Maramec, Pawnee County, Oklahoma


Mable Irene LichtenbergerMable Irene was born on 27 September 1898 in Illinois. She married William Sidney Smith in Oklahoma. Mable was a homemaker and mother. She was a spiritual woman, and devout christian. She died on 17 February 1996 in Orange, California. Shee is buried at Fairhaven Memorial Cemetery in Orange, California.

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Recordabout MABLE IRENE SMITH
Social Security #:558203804
Birth Date:27 Sep 1898
Death Date:17 Feb 1996
Death Place:ORANGE
Mother's Maiden Name:COLEMAN
Father's Surname:LICHTENBERGER

Mable’s Obituary

Mable Irene Smith, 97, a Santa Ana homemaker, died Saturday of natural causes. Services: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana.Survivors: daughters, Hazel Kidd, Arlene Whitney; son, Ronald; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service Pamphlet

They had the following children:

Arlene L. Smith was born 13 Sep 1920 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and died 23 Mar 1999 in Irvine, California.

Ronald C. Smith was born on 14 August 1938 in Laguna Beach, California.

Hazel Smith was born 1925 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

William Smith was born 18 Jun 1930 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and died 24 Jul 1932 in Littleton, Colorado. William drowned in the water fountain outside the public library in Littleton.

Violet L. Smith was born 10 June 1918 in Miami, Oklahoma, and died 19 Sep 1995

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Silva Family

Guillermo Silva Fonseca

Guillermo was born in 25 July 1895 in Managua, Nicaragua. He married Conchita Diaz de Silva.He died on 14 July 1981 in Managua, Nicaragua.

They had the following children:

Rosa Martina Silva was born 30 January 1923 in Managua, Nicaragua. Rosa passed away on 28 December 1990 in Anaheim, California.

Lila Silva was born 0n 28 September 1931 in Managua, Nicaragua.

Hilda Silva was born 0n 9 December 1928 in Managua, Nicaragua

Gladys Silva was born 0n 3 September 1936 in Managua, Nicaragua

Armando Silva

Alberto Silva was born on 2 December 1933 in Managua, Nicaragua.

Guillermo Silva Jr. was born in September 1921 in Managua, Nicaragua

Conchita Diaz de Silva

Conchita was born on 19 February 1897 in Managua, Nicaragua. She died on 30 June 1992 in Managua, Nicaragua.

Celebration of their 50th Anniversary

Yesterday a distinguished couple celebrates their “Golden Wedding Anniversary” of happy married life surrounded by the affection and love of their children, this marriage is formed by the Gentleman Guillermo Silva F. and the Lady Conchita Diaz De Silva.
In order to celebrate such a happy event, they were joined by their children, among them were Rosa S. Slaughter and Mr. Alberto Silva, who they live in the United States of North America. Our congratulations for their happy marriage and wishing them everlasting marriage and together awaiting for better years, we also would like to make extent these congratulations to their children.

Rosa Martina Silva

Rosa Martina Silva was born 30 January 1923 in Managua, Nicaragua. She graduated from nursing school on 12 October 1956.

Graduation Diploma

Rosa Martina Silva

Has the pleasure of inviting you on this 12th day of October at 6:45a.m., to celebrate with a mass, honoring the graduation of the title of Nurse -

Which will be held at the Chapel of the General Hospital hosted by Monsignor Gonzalez Y Roberto, and at the same time, has the pleasure of inviting you and your family to the graduation ceremony where the title of:

Nursing Home Nurse

Will be honored-
The honorable ceremony will take place on October 12th at 10:00a.m. At the Malloy General Office of Healthcare Hall.

In Honor Of:
The Cooperative Service of the Internal Agency of Public Healthcare of Nicaragua and the General Headquarters of Healthcare,


~To my beloved Parents:
Guillermo Silva & Concepcion de Silva.
~The Honorable Founder of E.N.E-(The Natl. School of Nurses):
Miss Prelediana Oliveira.
~Reverend Mother Guadalupe Santana.
~Current Director of E.N.E., Sister Maria De Cristo Tijerino & Reverends Josefinas Sisters.
~Doctor Leonard Rosenfeld.
~Doctor Tomas Pereira.
~My Teachers, for all your support.
~My beloved Aunt Blanca De Gaitan.
~With Love, to all my mentors.
~My good classmates.
~My beloved cousin, Isabel Gomez Diaz.

Managua, October 1956

After graduation she worked for an oil company, giving medical aid to works on oil platforms. She later worked as a nurse in the canal zone in Panama. Rosa met and marries Rex Trusler, who is in the U.S. Army. She is divorced on 26 November 1958 in Los Angeles, California.

Divorce Documents

Rosa applies for her nursing license in California.

She married Reginald Stephens Slaughter on 17 January 1960 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Los Angeles California.

Marriage Announcement

Marriage License

Rosa was studying English to prepare her for citizenship

In 1959 Rosa is walking in Hollywood, and while crossing Hollywood and Vine, is struck in the cross walk by a car. She sends for her sister Lila to help her during this time.

Rosa on crutches

Rosa applied for and received her American citizenship

Rosa and the children were in Managua, Nicaragua during the 1972 earth. This article appeared in the Orange County Register.

1972 Managua Earthquake
Managua was, and still is, the heart of Nicaragua. In 1972 one-fifth of the nation's population, the central government, and the commercial and industrial majority were situated there. If you can imagine the importance of the US cities of Washington DC, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia all combined into one, that would be Managua to Nicaragua.
At 12:27 AM on December 23, 1972, three consecutive earthquakes struck the center of downtown Managua. The first oscillated horizontally and the other two shook vertically, leveling 5 square miles of the city and damaging the rest. Of the 400,000 people living in Managua at the time, 250,000 were rendered homeless, 20,000 were killed, and everyone in the city had to leave at least temporarily because there was no water, electricity, or gas.

With aftershocks still occurring intermittently over the next few days, the city was evacuated into the countryside by the military and police to avoid disease and looting. As it was, people would run into what was left of businesses and steal things like TVs, radios, furniture, and anything else that they could carry. The military and police were forced to burn bodies wherever they found them in the city to avoid disease and four major hospitals were destroyed so the injured had to be helped out in the open air behind the hospitals or not at all, in some cases, because there wasn't enough man power to go around.
Downtown Managua lies on the edge of Lake Managua and the epicenter of the earthquake was a few hundred meters away from the edge of the lake. The quake in itself wasn't extremely powerful (6.3 on the Richter scale), but the combination of the fact that it originated only 9 miles below the surface, that the earth under the city was compacted volcanic ash instead of rock, that many of the buildings were made out of brittle plaster and rock, that Managua

lies along the circle-of-fire (a ring of volcanoes and seismic faults which circles the Pacific), and that it's on top of 5 active faults caused the catastrophic results.
For two miles from Avenida Central (the equivalent of main street) everything was destroyed or severely damaged. Banks, hotels, and government offices were all put out of commission and some are just now being rebuilt. The Gran Hotel, one of Managua's best hotels, was destroyed and you still hear people give directions by saying, "Turn where the Gran Hotel used to be." 50% of the nation's commercial services were centered in Managua and 90% of the small businesses like bakeries and auto repair shops were destroyed either by the earthquake itself or by looting. However, even though 70% of the manufacturing sector was in Managua, the industries survived mostly intact because they were built on the outskirts of the city.

The old Managua cathedral which was damaged beyond repair in the 1972 earthquake
Many of the quarter of a million homeless people who were evacuated to the countryside had no place to stay. So, they moved into the nearby cities and slept in stadiums, parks, and schools. The population of most cities around Managua doubled in just a few days and prices on everything, especially houses, skyrocketed.
The total damage was estimated at a 1000 million dollars, not an extremely large amount by most international standards, but the entire country's production in 1972 came to just 760 million dollars and the government's budget was only 120 million. On top of that, since so much of the nation was concentrated in Managua, that government actually lost a huge percentage of its income which could have been used to repair the city.
Governments all over the world as well as international organizations and individuals rushed to help Nicaragua, both financially and physically with medical services and food packages. However, as previously noted, the city was not rebuilt and much of the money disappeared and many Nicaraguans have blamed the country's late dictator, Somoza.

Rosa works as a registered nurse for Dr. David S. Asher in Santa Ana, California.

Rosa passed away at Kaiser Hospital on 28 December 1990 in Anaheim, California. She is buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California.

This Picture was taken on 14 December 1990

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Recordabout ROSA MARTINA SLAUGHTER
Social Security #:556547929
Birth Date:30 Jan 1923
Death Date:28 Dec 1990
Death Place:ORANGE
Mother's Maiden Name:DIAZ
Father's Surname:SILVA

Death Certificate

Rosa’s Obituary

Rosa Martina Silva Slaughter, 67, an Anaheim homemaker, died Friday. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at McAulay & Wallace Mortuary in Fullerton. Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary chapel. Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at San Antonio Catholic Church in Anaheim. Burial at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange.Survived by her husband, Reginald; son, George, of Riverside; daughters, Beverly Williams of El Toro and Annabelle Smith of Corona; mother, Conchita Silva of Nicaragua; sisters, Lila Orrick of Anaheim, Hilda Silva of Nicaragua and Gladys Martinez of Nicaragua; and brother, Guillermo Silva of San Francisco.


They had the following children:

George Thomas Slaughter was born on 15 June 1960 in Los Angeles, California

Beverley Ann Slaughter was born on 12 Feb 1962 in Santa Ana, California

Annabelle Marie Slaughter was born on 14 December 1965 in Santa Ana, California

Lila Maria Silva

Lila was born 0n 28 September in Managua, Nicaragua. She married Daniel Wesley Orrick on 14 April 1962 in Santa Ana, California.

Marriage License

Daniel was born on 24 January 1928 in Arkansas, and died on 09 October 1996 in Orange, California. He is buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California

Dan’s Obituary
Dan W. Orrick, 68, of Anaheim, a retired tool and die maker, died Oct. 9 of natural causes. Arrangements by McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, Yorba Linda. Services held at St. Martin's Church, Yorba Linda.Survivors: wife, Lila; son, Tom; daughters, Cindy, Donna, Elizabeth, Kathleen; eight grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


They had the following children:
Donna L. Orrick was born on 15 Jan 1962 in Orange, California.
Ben Stanford Orrick was born on 3 April 1963 in Orange, California. He died on 14 May 1979 in a motorcycle accident in Yorba Linda, California. He is buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California


Elizabeth A. Orrick was born on 22 September 1964 in Orange, California.

Kathleen Orrick was born on 26 February 1966 in Orange, California

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Fann Family

Washington Fann

Washington Fann was born on 17 August 1850 in Anderson, California. He married Sarah. The 1920 US Census shows the family living in Ono Township, California. He died on 27 January 1931.

They had the following children:

Mary Fann
Tillie Fann
Martin Fann
Ida Fann
Gus Fann
Washington Fann
Logan Fann
Myrtle Agnes Fann
Delia Fann
Edith Fann
Louie Fann

1920 Census Ono Township, California

Myrtle Agnes Fann

Myrtle Agnes Fann was born on 25 May 1897 in Anderson, California. She married George Thomas Slaughter on 18 February 1920. She died on 15 December 1961 in Anderson, California.

They had the following children:

George Theodore Slaughter
Reginald Stephens Slaughter
Donald Slaughter
Christine Slaughter
Jane Slaughter
Patricia Slaughter
Rudolph Harold Slaughter

Washington Fann

Washington Fann was born on 22 February 1893 in Anderson, California. He died on 13 April 1992 in Anderson, California.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Owen Family

George Owen

George Owens was born in 1792 in Little Crab, Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee. He married Susan Gwin in 1818 in Fentress, Tennessee. He died in 1864 in Fentress, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

Andrew Owen

Andrew Owen was born in 1835. He married Julia Anne Beaty (1841- 1912)in May 1857 in Fentress, Tennessee. He enlisted into the Union Army as private in the Tennessee Infantry, Company D. He died on 9 June 1864 at Andersonville Prison, as a prisoner of war.

They had the following children:

Melinda Owen

Andersonville Prisoner Profile

Code No: 11753
Grave No: 1753
Last Name: OWEN
First Name: ANDREW
Company: D
Regiment: 2
State: Tennessee
Branch of Service: INFANTRY
Date of Death: 6/9/1864
Cause of Death: DIARRHEA C.
Remarks: A. OWEN, P. 64 [3]
Reference*: P 64 [3]; P 563 [13]
Place Captured: Rogersville, Tennessee
Date Captured: 11/6/1863
Alternate Names:

More Information Available:

Also called 2nd EastTennessee Infantry Regiment:
2nd East TennesseeMounted Infantry Regiment

Organization begun at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, in August, 1861; seven companies mustered out at Knoxville, Tennessee, October 6, 1864; final muster out at Nashville, August 3, 1865.
· Colonels-James P. T. Carter, James M. MeltonLieutenant Colonels-D. C. Trewhitt, John W. Bowman, James M. MeltonMajors-M. Cleveland, James M. Melton, Daniel A. Carpenter
· John W. Bowman, Amos Marney, Co. "A". Enrolled August 10, 1861 at Kingston, Roane County; mustered in at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, August 20, 1861; mustered out at Nashville, October 6, 1864.
· James M. Melton, Mitchell R. Millsaps, Co. "B". Enrolled at Montgomery, Morgan County, with men from Fentress County, August 10, 1861; mustered in at Camp Dick Robinson August 20, 1861; mustered out at Knoxville, October 6, 1864.
· William C. Carns, Co. "C". Enrolled at Clinton, Anderson County, August 7, 1861; mustered in at Barboursville, Kentucky, August 21, 1861; mustered out at Knoxville, October 6, 1864.
· Joel Dotson, Robert C. Swann, Samuel C. Honeycutt, Co. "D". Enrolled at Camp Dick Robinson, September 1, 1861, with men from Fentress and Cumberland Counties; mustered in at Camp Wild Cat, Kentucky, October 24, 1861; mustered out at Knoxville, October 6, 1864.
· Elihu E. Jones, Andrew P. Senter, Co. "E". Enrolled at Tazewell, Claiborne County, August 9, 1861; mustered in at Camp Wild Cat, October 25, 1861; mustered out at Knoxville, October 6, 1864.
· David Fry, Co. "F". Enrolled at Camp Dick Robinson, September 23, 1861; mustered at Camp Wild Cat, October 26, 1861; County, Tennessee.
· Abraham H. Cross, Evan B. Jones, Co. "G". Enrolled at Camp Dick Robinson, October 11, 1861; mustered in at Camp Wild Cat October 25, 1861; mustered out at Knoxville, October 6, 1864.
· Samuel S. Ryan, William M. Murray, Co. "H". Enrolled at Jacksboro, Campbell County, in November and December; mustered in at Camp Somerset, Kentucky, December 31, 1861; mustered out at Knoxville, November 25, 1864.
· William H. Robins, Co. "I". Most of the men enrolled at Sale Creek, Hamilton County; mustered in at Cumberland Ford, Kentucky, Februarv 28, 1862; date of muster out not known.
· Joseph D. Underdown, Co. "K". Enrolled at Sevierville, Sevier County, in December, 1861 and January, 1862; mustered in at Somerset, Kentucky, June 5, 1863; mustered out at Knoxville, December 15, 1864.

The muster rolls of the regiment are defective, a large portion of them having been captured with the regiment at Rogersville on November 6, 1863. A detachment from the regiment, under 2nd Lieutenant Elisha Harbour, composed of recruits, stragglers, absentees, and returned prisoners from the companies already mustered out was mustered out at Nashville, December 5, 1865.

The regiment left Camp Dick Robinson October 18, 1861; had a skirmish with General Felix Zollicoffer's forces at Wildcat, Kentucky; and arrived at London, Kentucky, October 28, 1861. It was placed in the 12th Brigade commanded by Navv Lieutenant Samuel P. Carter, who was soon appointed brigadier general.. During November and December it was stationed at London, then at Somerset; and left Somerset January 17, 1862 to join the Federal forces under Brigadier General George H. Thomas for the battle of Fishing Creek, or Logan's Cross Roads, which took place on January 19, 1862. Although it took part in this engagement, it was not heavily engaged.
On March 14, 1862 it was with General S. P. Carter as part of a force which captured Lieutenant Colonel John F. White and the major part of two companies of the 1st East Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, at Jacksboro, Tennessee. On March 20, the regiment was at Woodson's Gap, near Fincastle, Campbell County, Tennessee.
On April 14, 1862, General Carter's Brigade was designated as the 24th Brigade, of Brigadier General George W. Morgan's 7th Division, of the Army of the Ohio. The regiment served in this brigade in the operations around Cumberland Ford, and Cumberland Gap until September 17, 1862, when General Morgan, his supply-line threatened by Major General E. Kirby Smith's invasion of Kentucky, evacuated Cumberland Gap, withdrew through Kentucky to the Ohio River, and into the Kanawha Valley, West Virginia. On July 26, 1862, before the evacuation of Cumberland Gap, the regiment, with 450 men, was reported at Tazewell, Tennessee.
On October 31, the regiment was reported in General Carter's 3rd Brigade, District of Western Virginia, under General Morgan. On November 4, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Nashville, and on December 4, 1862 was at Louisville, Kentucky, awaiting transportation. It finally marched to Nashville, and was at that point when the battle of Murfreesboro, or Stone's River, began on December 31, 1862. Here the regiment was assigned to Brigadier General James G. Spears' 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XIV Corps.
General Spears took command of the brigade on January 2, 1863, and with it escorted a train of supplies to the army outside Murfreesboro, arriving at 5:00 A.M. on January 3. His brigade then relieved troops in the front line of General Thomas' "Center" of the Federal lines. That night, in an engagement lasting from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., the regiment took part in driving Confederate forces from a woods in front of their lines. On January 5, the regiment, under Lieutenant Colonel Melton, was assigned to picket duty. It remained at Murfreesboro until March 10, 1862, when it returned to Kentucky to be mounted. On May 14, it was reported at Somerset, Kentucky, with 588 men.
It was mounted in June, and served as mounted infantry until captured at Rogersville in November, 1863. On June 9, a detachment from the regiment was with Colonel August V. Katz, 2nd Ohio Cavalry, in an engagement at Monticello, Kentucky, with portions of Confederate General John Pegram's Brigade. On June 30, the regiment was reported in General Carter's 1st Brigade, of Brigadier General Samuel D. Sturgis's 1st Division, XXIII Corps.
On July 7, 1863, the regiment left Lebanon, Kentucky, as part of a force under Brigadier General J. M. Shackelford which pursued General John Hunt Morgan through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, capturing a large part of his force on July 20, and the remainder, including General Morgan at Salineville, Ohio, on July 26, 1863. Lieutenant Colonel Melton commanded the regiment on this expedition. A detachment from the regiment was with Colonel W. P. Sanders from July 29 to August 3, when he was engaged in driving out of Kentucky the forces under Confederate Colonel John S. Scott.
On August 6, 1863, the XXIII Corps was reorganized, in preparation for Major General A. E. Buruside's invasion of East Tennessee. The 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, under Major Daniel A. Carpenter, was placed in General Shackelford's 3rd Brigade, of General S. P. Carter's 4th Division of Cavalry. On August 26, it was at Chitwood's, Tennessee; on August 30, reconnoitered to Winter's Gap; on September 21, in a skirmish at Carter's Station; and on October 10, was engaged in the battle at Blue Springs, Tennessee, with Confederate forces under Generals W. E. Jones, John S. Williams, and A. E. Jackson. In this engagement, Colonel James P. T. Carter was in command of the brigade.
The regiment pursued the retreating Confederates to Abingdon, Virginia, and then returned to Rogersville, Tennessee, where Colonel Israel Garrard, 7th Ohio Cavafry, was in command. On November 6, Colonel Garrard was attacked and routed on the road outside Rogersville, came flying into camp with his men, and ordered Major Carpenter, commanding the 2nd Tennessee, to hold the position, and then, apparently unable to rally his men, fled with them to Morristown, leaving Major Carpenter holding the bag. The regiment was surrounded and captured by forces under Colonel H. L. Giltner, 4th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA. Casualties were five killed, one wounded, and 20 officers and 474 men captured.
117 men from the regiment, many of whom had escaped after being captured, finally reported at Knoxville, and remained there during the siege of that city until November 30, 1863. Under Colonel Melton, they moved to Clinton, Tennessee, skirmishing with Major General Joseph Wheeler's forces on the way, escorted General Buruside to Camp Nelson, Kentucky, and returned to Rogersville.
On April 10, 1864 the XXIII Corps was reorganized, and the regiment was placed in Brigadier General Davis Tillson's Brigade (Reserve Artillery) of Brigadier General J. Ammen's 4th Division. The brigade was assigned to the Defenses of Knoxville, with orders to hold that city against all hazards. The order went on to specify: "The 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry will furnish such details as may be required by the provost-marshall-general of East Tennessee for the execution of his orders." It remained in this brigade until the end.
On August 5, a detachment of 80 men was at Sevierville, Tennessee, and General Tillson, commenting on the actions of the commanding officer, which he disapproved, stated he would prefer charges and ask for a court of inquiry, if it were not for the fact that the regiment was so soon to be mustered out of service. At the time of Major General Joseph Wheeler's raid the last of August, detachments were at Maryville, Sevierville, Maynardville and Clinton. The detachment at Maryville was captured August 21, but the others were safely withdrawn to Knoxville.
The report of Tennessee Adjutant General Brownlow states the regiment was mustered out of service at Knoxville, October 6, 1864, retaining only 106 of the original number." This statement applied only to Companies "A" through "G", the other companies remaining in service. On October 31, 1864, Captain S. C. Honeycutt was reported in command; on December 31, Captain William M. Murray. On March 17, 1865, the 1st and 2nd Tennessee Regiments were ordered to Cumberland Gap. The 2nd, by this time, consisted only of the detachment under Lieutenant Elisha Harbour, which remained at Cumberland Gap until it moved to Nashville to be mustered out.

Melinda Owen
Melinda Owen was born 10 Oct 1861 in Overton, Tennessee. She married William Thomas Rich. She died on 12 Jan 1902 in Livingston, Tennessee.
They had the following children:
John Calvin Rich
Myra Bell Rich
Willie Jane Rich
James Porter Rich
Mary Ann Rich
Albert Andrew Rich
Margaret Louise Rich
Stella Mae Rich
Martha Emaline Rich
Henryetta Clay Rich
Julia Elizabeth Rich

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Wood Family

Daniel Cornell Wood

Daniel married Lydia Ann Johnson

Edward Wood

Edward Wood was born on 15 Dec 1872 in Pine River, Gratiot, Michigan. He married Irene Wright on 10 June 1900 in Gratiot, Michigan. He died on 09 Mar 1939.

They had the following children:

Dorothy Elizabeth Wood
Laurence Wood
Ardy Wood
Nama Wood

Dorothy Elizabeth Wood

Dorothy was born on 4 Feb 1910 in Michigan. She married John Calvin Rich. She died on 12 Dec 1993 in Orange, California.

They had the following children:

John Calvin Rich II
Ronald Rich
Lorraine Rich
Irene Rich
Norma Arlene Rich

Laurence Wood

Laurence Wood was born on 21 Jan 1905 in Michigan. He married Evelyn Milatz. Evelyn and Jeanette Milatz (Ardy's Wife) were sisters. He died in March 1963.

They had the following children:

David Wood
Lilian Wood

Ardy Wood
(Ardy left Dorothy Elizabeth Wood on right)

Ardy Wood was born in 21 Jan 1912. He married Jeanette Milatz on 31 December 1939 in Detroit. They lived in the Detroit area until his death in August 1974.

They had the following children:

Joyce Wood
Susan Wood

Nama Wood

Nama Wood was born