Happy Birthday Priscilla

Priscilla (1768-1851)

Priscilla was born 29 May 1768 in New York. But, we don’t even know her last name. Many people on the internet have her last name as Smith, but it seems that they all just point to other people’s trees on Ancestry as sources, so for all we know, someone may have just said “I dunno, let’s just call her a Smith.”

While her early life is lost to us, we know that when she was 20, she married Jonathan Russell, son of Samuel Russell and Esther Wolcott, in 1789 at Dutchess, New York. They lived in … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Gertrude Lovin Boyce

Gertrude Lovin Boyce.

Gertrude Lovin Boyce  (1865-1957)

Gertrude has made it easy for us to know about her life. She not only wrote a lengthy memoir towards the end of her life, but also studied her parents’ ledger book and left us a brief narrative of their lives.

Gertrude Lovin Boyce was born on 23 May 1865 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts as the second child of Oliver Selam Boyce and Mary Jane Frost. She had one sibling, namely: Mary B. Boyce. When Gertrude was young, the family moved from Massachusetts to Blackberry Township, Kane, Illinois.

As she told us, above, in her own words, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Roseanna Fuller

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Roseanna Fuller (1759-1844)

Roseanna Fuller was born on 16 May 1759 in Amenia, Dutchess, New York as the fourth child of Josiah Fuller and Irena Dickinson. She had seven siblings, namely: Irene, Varsel, Mary, Josiah, Jeduthan, Rufus, and Joseph. Her name is found spelled a variety of ways including Roseanna, Rosana, and Rosanna.

When she was 20, Roseanna Fuller married Daniel Spike, son of Daniel Spike, in 1780 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York. The couple started their marriage in Saratoga County, New York1, but moved to Cohocton, Steuben, New York sometime before 1820.2

Daniel Spike and Roseanna Fuller had the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Guy Allison Phillips

Guy Allison Phillips

Guy Allison Phillips (1866-1940)

Guy Allison Phillips was born on 13 May 1866 in Clarence, Erie, New York as the first child of Albert Aveldo Phillips and Amelia A. Brace. He had six siblings, all brothers, namely: Frank Lonsbury, Clarence Arthur, Edmund B, Charles Floyd, Harold Everett, and Faye Elmer. Guy grew up on a farm in Bristol, Kendall, Illinois. He attended local schools until he was about 16 and then studied for two-years at the Jennings Seminary in Aurora, Kane, Illinois.

When he was 22, he married Gertrude Lovin Boyce, daughter of Oliver Selam Boyce Continue reading

Happy Birthday Katherine Hartshorne

Katherine Hartshorne (1682-1759)

Katherine Hartshorne was born on 02 May 1682 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey as the seventh child of an English immigrant named Richard Hartshorne and his wife, Margaret Carr. Katherine Hartshorne had ten siblings, namely: Robert, Hugh, Thomas, Mary, William, Richard, Hugh, Sarah, Richard, and Mercy. Her name is found spelled as both Katherine and Catherine.

When she was 21, Katherine Hartshorne married Edward Fitz Randolph, son of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph and Mary Holley, in 1704 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

Edward Fitz Randolph and Katherine Hartshorne had the following children:

  • Richard Fitz Randolph was born on … Continue reading