Happy Birthday Rebecca Hallett

Rebecca Hallett (1675-1730)

Rebecca Hallett was born on 31 Aug 1675 in Astoria, Queens, New York (it was then called Hallett’s Cove) as the third child of William Hallett and Sarah Woolsey. She had nine siblings, namely: William, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, George, Charity, Mary, Elizabeth, and Richard.

Rebecca Hallett grew up at Hallett’s Cove, a place that is now called Astoria, Queens, New York. Rebecca’s grandfather, William Hallett, was the first to settle there in 1652, after receiving a land grant for the area which was then part of New Amsterdam and controlled by the Dutch. Nothing remains from the original … 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
  • Happy Birthday Martha Eldridge

    Martha Eldridge (1667-<1735)

    Martha Eldridge was born on 20 Apr 1667 in Driffield, Gloucestershire, England as the fourth child of Thomas Eldridge and Amy. She had three siblings, namely: Obediah, Jonathan, and Lydia. When her birth was recorded, old style dates were still being used. At the time, new calendar years started on March 25th. That means that March was considered the first month of the year. Martha was born on the 20th day of the second month of the year, which translates to April 20th.

    When she was 17, she married Daniel Zealy, son of John Sealy and Martha … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Thomas Fawcett

    Thomas Fawcett (1795-1865)

    Thomas Fawcett was born on 16 Feb 1794/5 in Frederick, Virginia as the thirteenth and youngest child of Thomas Fawcett and Martha Branson. His parents were of the Quaker faith, so his birth was recorded as 16th day, 11th month, 1794. Their year started in mid-March, so the 11th month was February. Thomas had twelve siblings, namely: John, Richard, Martha, Rachel, David, Hannah, Lydia, Thomas (died as child), Joseph, Mary, Eunice (died young), and Eunice.

    When Thomas was about twenty years old, he and his parents removed from Virginia and resettled in Ohio. As Quakers, they had … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Thomas L. Antrim

    Thomas Antrim, birth record.

    Thomas L. Antrim (1686-1732)

    Thomas L. Antrim was born on 30 Nov 1686 in Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey as the third child of John Antrim and Frances Butcher. He had six siblings, namely: John, James, Ann, Mary, Isaac, and Elizabeth.

    Burlington county was, at the time, part of what was known as West Jersey. The area was first settled by English Quakers less than a decade or so before Thomas’ birth. The Quakers were persecuted in England and, in many cases, forced to move to America. The first ship of Burlington settlers arrived there in 1678, after traveling up the Delaware … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday James W Huleress Fawcett

    James W Huleress “Hugh” Fawcett (1848-1935)

    James W Huleress Fawcett was born on 12 Aug 1848 in Belmont, Ohio as the second child of Simeon Fawcett and Margaret Woods. He had seven siblings, namely: Nathan Emmett, Euclid B., Charles Noble, Orlando Nefagus F. R., Reno C., Hannah Tursey, and Utah. He was called Hugh. When he was very young, his parents relocated the family from Ohio to Iowa. During his childhood he lived in a variety of places. In 1850, the family lived in Newport, Johnson County, Iowa. In 1860, they lived in Washington, Washington County, Iowa.

    When he was … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Robert Fitz Randolph (1712-~1803)

    Robert Fitz Randolph (1712-~1803)

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    Robert Fitz Randolph was born on 19 Jul 1712 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey as the fifth child of Edward Fitz Randolph and Katherine Hartshorne. The date was listed as the 19th day of the 5th month of 1712, but double dating was still in use, so the first month was March and the fifth month of the year was July. Robert had nine siblings, namely: Richard, Edward, Thomas, Mary, Nathaniel, Margaret, Eseck, Hugh, and Hartshorne. His parents were members of the Society of Friends, commonly called the Quakers. Robert’s birth was recorded in the … Continue reading