Scholefield Family Tree

I’ve found John in 1810! He was misindexed as John Harry. This is understandable because the page is damaged; and therefore, the person creating the index couldn’t have known his real name. I find it now when I go back and recheck the households on the pages near Benjamin and William.

John Hawkins -- notice the damage that obliterated a portion of his name

As you can see, the first 3 letters of the last name are definitely HAW.

The family even fits as it is made up of 5 people: John himself, Lena his wife, his sons William and Horace, and his daughter Susanna. The ages are a tad off, but censuses are not always the most accurate when reporting ages.

John Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 10-15, 1 aged 16-25, 1 aged 45+; Females, 1 aged 10-15, 1 aged 45+; 1 other free person1

The most interesting thing is that the older man who had been in the home in 1800 and appeared to be the same man in 1820 is not present. Was this John Senior? Did he die between 1800 and 1810? Or did he go to live with another family member (not the two other sons!).

1. 1810 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye, p. 1165, line 1, John Haw[kins]; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M252, roll 37.

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Scholefield Family Tree

The censuses I located in the last post lead me to believe that I have a family group.

I know this is the correct John Hawkins because he is near his daughter Susan Moore and her husband in 1830 and 1820. In 1810, John appears to have been missed or he was living somewhere else. From 1820 to 1800 there are two men, Benjamin and William, who are of an age to be siblings of John. In 1800 there is a man in John’s home who could be his father.

In 1790 there are two Johns. One is noted as “Senr” the other as “Junr.” Many might expect that this immediately indicates that one is the father of the other. However, at the time of this census, the suffix could indicate simply that one is the elder and the other younger. They could be related — or not. They could be uncle and nephew, cousins, or as I propose, father and son. The elder John has in his home two men who are of an age to be Benjamin and William.

The censuses also tell me more about John’s family. I know three of his children, but it turns out that he may have had more.

In the 1820 census, there is a female who is of an age to be Susanna Moore (Female A). She was married earlier in the year so it is possible that she was enumerated twice. By 1830, William is living with his father after his marriage. Based on these numbers, John and Lena possibly had at least 7 children; 3 boys and 4 girls. In 1840, there is a Female (B) who is of an age to be one of the three daughters but could also be another relative, hired help, or a friend.

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Scholefield Family Tree

Since I have hit previously completed research for the Dusenburys and Ogdens, it is time to step back down and see about the Hawkins family. (Remember though that if I were working this for my own family, I’d be off gathering and verifying the older family lines. For this project I will simply provide the links.)

I’ve found a record that reveals that John Hawkins likely died in 1844 in Port Chester, Westchester, New York. Also, most of the Hawkins Family were associated with a church in Rye, Westchester, New York. A quick check into Port Chester reveals that it is a village within the town of Rye. Therefore, the first place to start looking will be the censuses for Westchester County.

Unfortunately the censuses before 1850 do not provide the names of household members but indicate instead the ages of the persons in the home. This is helpful if you are attempting to locate a family that had a child of a specific age in the home, at least allowing you to rule out most families in your search. In this case, I knew that I’d have to trace the Hawkins family beginning in 1840 and moving back from there. By that time, the children I knew about would have been of an age to have set up households of their own and Lenah died in 1833 so I would expect to see John alone if he still had a home of his own. If he was in the home of one of his children, he’d only be a hashmark.

He had not yet moved in with one of his children though! (I had to find him in 1840 using only his last name and a place because of how his first name was recorded. In 1830 he was indexed as “Jhn Hais Rms” so I found him by locating the nearby Hawkins men.) And pushing back through the years revealed several interesting possible family members nearby.


1840
Jno Hawkins, Males: 2 aged 5-10, 1 aged 10-15, 1 aged 60-70; Females: 1 aged 15-20, 1 aged 30-40, 1 aged 50-60. 1
1830
John Hawkins, Males: 2 aged under 5, 1 aged 5-10, 1 aged 20-30, 1 aged 60-70; Females: 1 aged 20-30, 1 aged 60-70 2
Susan D More, Males: 1 aged under 5, 3 aged 5-10, 4 aged 20-30, 2 aged 50-60, 1 aged 70-80; Females: 3 aged 20-30, 1 aged 30-40, 1 aged 50-60
William Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 50-60; Females: 1 aged 30-40, 1 aged 40-50
1820
Benjamin Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 45+; Females: 1 aged under 10, 1 aged 10-16, 2 aged 16-26, 1 aged 26-45; 1 person in Manufactures
John Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 16-18, 1 aged 16-26, 2 aged 45+; Females: 1 aged 45+; 1 free colored male under 14; 1 free colored female 14-26 3
Michael More, Males: 1 aged 10-16, 1 aged 26-45; Females: 1 aged 16-26, 1 aged 45+; 1 person in Agriculture; 1 free colored female 26-45
William Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-45; Females: 2 aged 26-45, 1 aged 45+; 1 person in Agriculture; 1 free colored female 14-26
1810
Benjamin Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-44; Females: 2 under 10, 1 aged 10-15, 1 aged 26-444
William Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-44; Females: 1 aged 26-44, 1 aged 45+
1800
Benjamin Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-45; Females: 1 under 10, 1 16-26
William Hawkins, Males: 1 aged 26-45; Females: 1 aged 16-26; 1 free colored person
John Hawkins, Males: 1 under 10, 1 aged 26-45, 1 aged 45+; Females: 1 under 10, 1 aged 10-16, 1 aged 26-45; 1 free colored person5
1790
John Hawkins Senr, 3 males over 16, 2 females, 1 slave
John Hawkins Junr, 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, 4 females6

1. 1840 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye, p. 83, line 1, Jno Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M704, roll 352.
2. 1830 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye, p. 103, line 16, John Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M19, roll 112.
3. 1820 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York population schedule, Rye, p. 378, line 20, John Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M33, roll 75.
4. 1810 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye, p. 1164, line 16, Benjamin Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M252, roll 37.
5. 1800 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, Rye town, p. 10, line 20, John Hawkins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M32, roll 27.
6. 1790 U.S. census, Westchester County, New York, p. 156, line 11, John Hawkins Junr; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Apr 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M637, roll 6.

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Innis Family Tree

Have you visited the Texas State Library and Archives yet? They are getting it right and I’m hopeful they will keep working at it and loading more things into their digital archives. Take a look at what’s available under genealogy.

There is an Online Public Access Catalog to see what they have in the archives, but the following links are available on the genealogy page.

Online and searchable by name:
Index to Confederate Pension Applications,
Index to Texas Adjutant General Service Records, 1836-1935,
Index to Republic Claims,
Confederate Indigent Families Lists,

In Person:
Vital Statistics Indexes,
Texas County Tax Rolls on Microfilm,
Texas City Directories,
Texas Telephone Directories,
1867 Voters Registration
Convict Record Ledgers (1849-1954),
Convict Record Ledgers Indexes (1849-1970).

Don’t forget to always look at the university libraries and pay close attention to their special collections. The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin is terrific.

Thanks Texas! It’s nice when you can at least find out what’s available in a state.

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Innis Family Tree

Liva Caldonia Innis was born 15 Jan 1883 in Clinton County, Kentucky and died 22 Oct 1956 in Whitewright, Grayson, Texas.1 Liva was married to Alonzo Huston Taylor and was the easiest of the children to locate. Her death record was the first one that came up when I searched for Thomas Innis and she is the Mrs. L. [Lon] H. Taylor who was the informant on her mother’s death certificate.

Her family as I have been able to put it together:

Alonzo Huston Taylor (1879-1936),2
Liva Caldonia Innis Taylor (1883-1956),
William Douglas Taylor (1898-1949),3
Hattie May Taylor Roller (1900-1931),4
Ocie Taylor Puryear (1903-1925),
Irene Taylor Whisenhunt (1906-1976),5
John Hamilton Taylor (1909-1985).6

Okay – I did it – I looked at a family tree because of Ocie. I couldn’t find anything except that Ancestry tree to help me identify a marriage or a date of death. It is important to note here that the information in those trees was not sourced – I found no outside online information that verifies that death date. I checked all the cemeteries in Bryan County and found no grave for Ocie.

In the course of that I noticed looking at the family trees for this family, I found many of the trees for Liva showed an “Infant” born and died 1904. According to the 1910 census Liva listed 5 children born and 5 children living all of whom are accounted for.7

I won’t directly pursue these lines any further as I have enough information concerning the children of Thomas H. Innis and Elizabeth N. Davis. Also going any further would bring us into the living generation and our focus is ancestral. When I begin work in Clinton County, Kentucky while looking at the children of John H. and Nancy Innis, I will still keep my eye out for any birth, death, or marriage records that might apply to this generation and I will update them as needed.

1. Texas, death certificate no. 58736 (22 Oct 1956), Liva Caldonia [Innis] Taylor; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
2. Texas, death certificate no. 73114 (9 Nov 1936), Alonzo Taylor; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
3. “Texas Death Index, 1903-2000,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010), William D. Taylor, 4 Nov 1949, Cert. #53355.
4. Texas, death certificate no. 7925 (17 Feb 1931), Hattie May Roller; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
5. 1910 U.S. census, Grayson County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, enumeration district (ED) 90, p. 3A, dwelling 45, family 46, L. C. Taylor; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1557.
6. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010), John Taylor, SSN 455-18-5543.
7. 1910 U.S. census, Grayson County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, enumeration district (ED) 90, p. 3A, dwelling 45, family 46, L. C. Taylor; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 1557.

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Innis Family Tree

Tabitha Alice Innis was born 15 Apr 1874 in Clinton County, Kentucky and died 13 April 1947 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas.1 She was married to Daniel Webster Parrigin in about 1892 – yes he was the brother of William G. Parrigin. So Minerva and Tabitha married the Parrigin brothers and Louisa and Mary married the Shelley brothers.

The family as I have been able to put it together:

Daniel W. Parrigin (1870-1931),2
Tabitha Alice Innis Parrigin (1874-1947),
Clifford Parrigin (1893-1895),
Vertol Parrigin (1896-1971),3
Leon E. Parrigin (1898-1913),
Dorothy Parrigin (1919-).

On the 1900 Census Tabitha lists 3 children born with 2 children living.4 I found Clifford when I searched the Oak Hill Cemetery listed on Daniel’s death certificate. There I found Daniel, Alice, Clifford, Leon, Vertol and Vertol’s wife Lela.5 I’d be willing to bet that daughter Dorothy is in the cemetery somewhere, but I haven’t located a marriage record for her. I also found no death record for Clifford or Leon.

1. Texas, death certificate no. 16530 (13 Apr 1947), Tabitha Alice [Ennis] Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 27 Dec 2009).
2. Texas, death certificate no. 18523 (16 Apr 1931), Vertol. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
3. Texas, death certificate no. 83675 (26 Nov 1971), Dan W. Parrigin; digital image, FamilySearch, “Texas Deaths, 1890-1976,” FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 Jan 2010).
4. 1900 U.S. census, Fannin County, Texas population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, enumeration district (ED) 70, p. 3A, dwelling 43, family 43, Alice T. Parrigan; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 1633.
5. Fannin County TxGenWeb Project, “Oak Hill Cemetery,” database (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfannin/ceme-oakhill.html : accessed 20 Jan 2010), Parrigin Family Plot.

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