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Brenda Watson

AncientFaces Member since May 30, 2015

About: The Black (Scots-Irish & English) and Howe (English) families originate from the southeast and northeast US. Surnames include: Black, Beardsley, Bent, Black, Brigham, Brooks, Bull, Carter, Clark, Conklin, Cooper, Curtis, Damon, Fletcher, Fullenwider/Vollenweider, Giddings, Goddard, Hart, Hicklin, Hinson, How, Howe, Kerfoot, Lee, Lockridge, Lockwood, Louthan, Mallory, McCoy, Meloan, Miller, Moore, Northrup / Northrop, Penfield, Peyton, Rice, Smith, Terrell, Trowbridge, Ward, Warner, Wetherbee, & Wright. See my database at [external link]

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Temperance Hulbert - 1790 - 1887: She was b. in Sugar Hollow, Rutland, Vermont, USA and d. in Bushville, Genesee, New York, USA. M. 1) William Watkins (carriage painter) in 1811 in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, USA. She m. 2) William Sullings in 1819 in Batavia, Genesee, New York, USA. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brendablack&id=I7009
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William Sullings 1791-1873: Born in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. Died in Bushville, Genesee, New York, USA. Married Temperance Hulbert. He was a Carriage Painter in Greencastle, IL. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brendablack&id=I7010
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Historical Register and Dictionary of United States Army 1, Blue Water Creek and First Sioux War 1854-1856 DOB 1804 Standish, Cumberland, Maine Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57905400 Pedigree http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brendablack&id=I13259
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Evin Stecks in 1946, in Arkansas. (Born 1917 Almyra, Arkansas and died in 2001, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee). Son of Carl Gustave Stecks & Elizabeth Wilhelmina Pauline Bock. He m. Margarite Mary James. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 Name: Ervin G Stecks Service Info.: TEC 4 US ARMY WORLD WAR II Birth Date: 4 Jun 1917 Death Date: 30 Nov 2001 Cemetery: Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery Address: Marion, Crittenden, AR Genealogy http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=howardwatson&id=I1248
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Moses Carter Louthan - Letter Before Vicksburg Part 1: This letter was written from Memphis shortly before deployment to Vicksburg. He fought in Vicksburg but died later in a hospital in St Louis of service related illness.
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Johann Friedrich Irmer & Rosaline Langer in Nebraska in 1880, both born in Schnellewalde, Schlesien, Preussen & died in Seward, Nebraska, USA. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=howardwatson&id=I1359
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McMurry Brothers - Isaac, James (center) and Luke, Kentucky to Indiana, taken circa 1890. James McMurry's pic http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/photo/1250608/james-mcmurry-indiana-pioneer-family-photo Family http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brendablack&id=I13912
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Livonia Darnall (1828 Montgomery, Kentucky - 1898 Indianapolis, Hamilton, Indiana) m. James McMurry in 1843 in Putnam Co., IN. She was the child of Turpin Darnall & Susannah Louisa Yeates of Mt Sterling, Montgomery, KY & Bainbridge, Indiana. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brendablack&id=I13912 Issue: Mary McMurry Pratt was the oldest of the children and had two brothers and one sister: Joshua B., who was a Union soldier and lives at Indianapolis; Sarah E., who died in Indianapolis, wife of John H. Lewis, of Hendricks County, Indiana; and James, of Indianapolis. Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.
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James McMurry (1817 Lincoln, KY - 1903 Indianapolis, IN) m. Livonia Darnall in 1843 in Putnam, IN. Issue: Mary L (Pratt), Joshua Benton, Sarah E (Lewis), & James Turpin. He laid the foundation of his prosperity as a farmer and afterwards became a banker at Warsaw, Indiana, and spent his last years as a money lender in Indianapolis, where he died. Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.
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Sarah Heckathorn (1859 OH - 1935) married Moses Bixler (1858 PA - Fanklin, Newton, MO 1901) in Sedgwick, Kansas in 1879. She was the daughter of Noah S Heckathorn & Hannah Fox.
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Brenda Watson Biography http://www.biographicalwiki.com/index.php/Orange_Warner_%281805-1881%29
Nov 20, 2013 · posted to the photo Orange Warner
Brenda Watson COLONEL M. S. HOWE The newspapers of the day have announced the death of Colonel M. S. Howe, U. S. A., (retired) at Harrodsburg, Ky., on the 8th inst. A few words in memoriam of this old and faithful officer may well find their place in the ARMY and NAVY JOURNAL. Marshall Spring Howe was born in June 1804, in the town of Standish, at that time in the State of Massachusetts, but now within the Limits of the State of Maine. In the year 1836, when the U. S. 2nd Dragoons was first organized, he was appointed a first lieutenant in that regiment, standing third upon the list. During the course of his 42 years' continuous service he passed through the grades of 1st lieutenant, captain, major, and Lt. Colonel in the same regiment, and was finally promoted to the colonelcy of the 3rd Cavalry. Two years mounted and dismounted service in the swamps of Florida, and the hard riding and general exposure incident to twenty years cavalry service west of the Mississippi River, made some inroads upon a Constitution that was originally unusually strong. The spirit of the soldier, however, remained altogether unimpaired. On the breaking out of the great civil war, Col. Howe did not deem himself too old or too infirm for active service; with a grim humor, quite charac¬teristic of the man, he declared that he was daily riding a horse too spirited for any member of a retiring board to mount with safety. He served through the war and was placed upon the retired list in August, 1866. During most of his subsequent life he resided at Harrodsburg, Ky., in charge of the Government military property at that place. Colonel Howe was, by nature, too self-reliant and too independent a spirit, caring too little for personal popularity to cultivate those graces of suavity of manner and deference for the opinions of others which tend to make hosts of friends. To those, however, who understood his real character, he gave abundant evidence of sterling worth. Ill traits of character were all salient and positive. If he was a man of strong prejudices, he was also one of warm and constant affections; if his convictions were decided and firmly rooted, he was always manly and bold enough to have the courage of them; if he possessed an irrepressible contempt for every sort of cant and sham, occasionally giving expression to his contempt in terms, perhaps, a trifle too vigorous, his eye was quickly moistened by the tale of sorrow and his purse ever ready to afford generous relief. However rug¬ged or crisp his manner might often be, he was most truly warmhearted, charitable, hospitable and generous. As an officer, he was characterized by strict morali¬ty, stern integrity, and a conscientious and thorough performance of every military duty. He was never known to shirk any responsibility that properly devolved upon him; nor did he ever fail to render a prompt and cheerful obedience to the legal orders of his military superiors. The death of Colonel Howe reduces to a very few individuals those who now remain of that notable body of genial men and 2ood soldiers who composed the original roll of commissioned officers of the old 2nd Dragoons. Twiggs, Ashby, Winder, Ben Ball, Ker, Macomb, Thornton, Charley May, and many others have all answered their last earthly roll call. Harney, Fauntleroy, Lloyd Beall and Blake are now believed to be the only representatives of the old regiment who still live.
Mar 09, 2013 · posted to the photo Col. Marshall Spring Howe
Brenda Watson http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97206234 http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/photo/1251992 - Ervin Evin (1917 Almyra, Arkansas, Arkansas - 2001 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee). Son of Carl Gustave Stecks & Elizabeth Wilhelmina Pauline "Minnie" Bock. He m. Margarite Mary James. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 Name: Ervin G Stecks Service Info.: TEC 4 US ARMY WORLD WAR II Birth Date: 4 Jun 1917 Death Date: 30 Nov 2001 Cemetery: Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery Address: Marion, Crittenden, AR Picture http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/photo/1251992 Genealogy http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=howardwatson&id=I1248
Sep 16, 2012 · posted to the photo Ervin Gustave Stecks, Arkansas 1946
Brenda Watson Moses Carter Louthan’s Civil War Letter Memphis Tenn April 17th 1863 My Dear Brother and Sister It is now about half past one o clock at night, and me being a sentinel on my post of Duty, my thoughts were about my friends that I left behind me maybe never to return to them again. My Dear friends, it is a sad thought, but my dear sister I hope and trust it may be our happy lot that we may live to see each others face to face on this earth, but if it is our lot to never meet on earth, let us live on this earth that we may meet in heaven, where there is no war no trouble no pain no enemy no more parting, but all all is love peace and happiness forever, I have nothing of much importance to right to you at present as there is no news allowed to pass up the river from Vicksburg at this time, only I am afraid there is a bloody battle going on there at this time, altho we have “a flying ???” in camp today that Vicksburg is in our possession, but for my part I won’t credit the report very much, but hope and trust it is so, we are now at the citty of memphis not much to do here, can’t tell how long we will stay here. Memphis is considerable of a town consisting of about 25,000 inhabitants but not a hansom citty by no means. Well I heare the relief coming, I will have to come to a close for the present to receive my relief guard. well my Dear friends I think I shall not rite any more To night, but will go to my quiet tent and snooze till Morning, and when I am relived from duty I will try and write you the balance, I will be relieved at nine o clock in the Morning, so farewell for to night to Morrow I will feel more like righting, yours truly M C Louthan Well I this evening have taken my seat to try to finish my few lines to you. My health is about as it has been for the last twelve Months. I hope these few lines will find you all well and harty. I have not heard from you for some time. I got a letter this morning from John W. Louthan. He said the friends was well as far as knew of, he stated that he see Manerva a few days before he writen to me. I was glad to hear my family was well and harty, since I commenced righting this letter orders have come to our Regiment for us to be in readiness to March at a moments notice with two days rations in our haversack and three days rations in the waggon and one Blanket. this morning we got orders to appear with our Regiment at General Lammans headquarters to drill against the 53rd ILL Regiment but our Marching orders has knocked the drill in the head for to day. It is quite warm here today. The timber is all out in full leaf. The weather is Beautiful, a little too warm to drill very much. We drill about an hour every day. I will have to come to a close at the present as there is no news to be had that is of any importance. I will close by requesting an answer from you soon no more at present. I still remains your Brother till Death farewell Your truly Moses C. Louthan William T. Moore and family and friends
Sep 16, 2012 · posted to the photo Moses Carter Louthan, Tennessee 1860's
Brenda Watson Please see Trees: http://www.durhamheritage.com/John-Durham-Bugg/b7826.html#P7826 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brendablack&id=I13842
Jul 28, 2012 · posted to the photo Hon. Milton Jameson Durham (1824-1911)
Brenda Watson James McMurry's, husband, image http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/photo/1250608/james-mcmurry-indiana-pioneer-family-photo
Jul 22, 2012 · posted to the photo Livonia Darnall, IN, 1880
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Jul 22, 2012 · posted to the photo James McMurry, Indiana Pioneer 1880
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Jan 15, 2012 · posted to the photo Robert Miller Black, 1881
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Jan 15, 2012 · posted to the photo Henry Bock
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