Welcome to my Genealogy Page.
I first learned that I may have some Cherokee blood when I was sitting on my grandma's knee.
Grandma told me I was 1/128th or something. She also told me about the trail of tears.
I thought that was interesting and it gave me reason to feel empathy for Native Americans when I
see them getting screwed left and right. I did not give it much thought though until I was 31 and
suddenly my mother told me I am a full 1/16th according to my Great Aunt, then I was curious
enough to try to learn more about my ancestors. |
My ex husband did the hard work to find most of my ancestors, he did this for the sake of my daughter and not to track down any specific blood lines. My family enjoys this page but they still want to know where our rumored ndn bloodlines are. I picked up where my ex left off. I add more information as I get it.
Currently I am working on my Pashall / Horn Line. This Nancy Emma Smith is indeed a mystery, we have no pictures of her and she died quite young and was always "sickly". Her city of birth does not exist. She is listed as white on her death certificate. Nancy Smith's death certificate
Well thanks to my cousin Josephine Morningstar who found my website
the part of this mystery seems to be solved. Her Bozarth line has a strong Cherokee tradition and she is 5/8ths
Native American. She says "The Cherokee know who is who" Elizebeth Unknown wife of Joseph Bozarth is
known in her family and among her Cherokee friends as Cherokee
by blood. She was born Bet. 1737 - 1739, and died March 08, 1828. Thank you Josephine Morningstar!
I have also learned that I have at least one Mohawk Ancestor, this was a real surprise! She is on my Dutch line.
My confirmed famous ancestors and cousins include: Hannah Dustin, Lizzy Borden, Elihu Vedder, The Duke of Normandy and Elizabeth Bozarth and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Eddie is my 7th cousin twice removed.
Direct Descendants of Harmen Albertse Vedder 1 Harmen Albertse Vedder b: Bef. 1657 in prob. Netherlands ... +Mohawk (probable) Woman 2 Corset Vedder b: Abt. 1686 ... +Neeltie Christianse b: November 11, 1685 3 Harmanus C. Vedder b: Abt. June 29, 1717 .... +Tryntje Heemstradt 4 Jacob Vedder .... +Catharina Hall 5 Johannes VEDDER b: September 11, 1776 in Niskayuna, Schenectady, New York .... +Anna Rosina Timmerman 6 Aaron VEDDER b: April 24, 1821 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York .... +Ruah YOUKER 7 Horatio K. Vedder b: July 03, 1844 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York .... +Marion A. MAINE 8 George Ivan VEDDER b: Abt. 1886 in Emmonsburg, Stratford, Fulton, New York .... +Phoebe Mutchler 9 Ivan Vernon VEDDER b: September 21, 1911 in Seattle, King County Washington .... +Viola Slocum 10 Karen Lee Vedder .... +Edward Louis Severson 11 Edward Louis Severson III b: December 23, 1964 in Evanston..ChicagoI have also found out that Martha Ridge the daughter of Cherokee Chief "Major Ridge" married into my Pashall line. This gives me a bunch more Cherokee cousins. Major Ridge and his son John were assassinated for their signing of a treaty was responsible for sending the Cherokee on the trail of tears. Andrew Jackson was the man who ordered the march though.
My Horn / Percell line (Different from my Horn / Pashall line) has been traced all the way back to The Duke of Normandy and a few other famous folks back in Europe.
I am proud of all my ancestors and have learned so much about history while doing my genealogy. Here is one that I am especially proud of Jean La Fort LIBERTÉ
I have learned that I am English, French, Cherokee, Scottish, (Irish, German, Swedish, Polish, Jewish, Dutch, and Mohawk) in about that order.
I have MANY French Huguenot ancestors and I keep finding more Huguenot lines. Some of them are Bozarth, La Fort, Pashall and Bonnet, I also suspect my De Moss line of beingHuguenott.
The French Huguenots Flee to the New World
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Since the Huguenots of France were in large part artisans, craftsmen, and professional people, they were usually well-received in the countries to which they fled for refuge when religious discrimination or overt persecution caused them to leave France. Most of them went initially to Germany, the Netherlands, and England, although some found their way eventually to places as remote as South Africa. Considerable numbers of Huguenots migrated to British North America, especially to the Carolinas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. Their character and talents in the arts, sciences, and industry were such that they are generally felt to have been a substantial loss to the French society from which they had been forced to withdraw, and a corresponding gain to the communities and nations into which they settled.
John Bossard came to Virginia from London with wife and 3 children as refugee aboard ship (Peter & Catherine) Capt. by David Perreau to colony of Manakin, Virginia, Sept 20, 1700. From Register of the Qualified Huguenot Ancestors of the National Huguenot Society. Fourth Edition 1995. Learn more about the Bozarths Here
Direct Descendants of Jean Bossard 1 Jean Bossard b: in Alsace, France . +Margareth a Mullerin Von Westhoffen 2 Simon (Creaux) Bozorth b: 1690 in Poss. Alsace/Lorraine, France .. +Mary Marson/Mason b: Abt. 1694 3 John "Jersey" Bozorth, Sr. b: 1714 in NJ .. +Innocent Borden b: Abt. 1716 in Burlington County, New Jersey 4 Joseph* Bozarth b: 1740 in Burlington County, New Jersey .. +Elizabeth Cherokee b: Bet. 1725 - 1751 5 Abner* Bozarth b: February 20, 1772 in Mohongalia County, Virginia .. +Fanny Means b: January 25, 1777 6 John* Douglas Bozarth b: May 08, 1804 in Christian County, Kentucky .. +Margaret* T. Ward b: May 11, 1828 7 Elizabeth* J. Bozarth b: May 15, 1833 in Edgar Co IL .. +John L. Lycan b: March 28, 1832 in IL 8 Andrew* Ward Lycan b: December 02, 1856 in Stilesville, IA--------------
Andrew Ward Lycan
Born 12-02-1856 Stilesville, Iowa
Died 10- - 1940 Stroud, Oklahoma
(Nancy) Emma Smith
Born 04-13-1860 Giarel (Could the be Guthrie?), Oklahoma
Died 10-12-1920 Stroud, Oklahoma
Emma Smith My great aunt says that Emma was a Cherokee woman but my grandma disagrees.
I just aquired Nancy Smith's death certificate and unfortunatetly did not learn much from it. I did learn that her mother's maiden name was Horn so maybe that will help. Her death certificate says she was white and was born inIllinois. I need to find out where another family member got the information that she was born in Oklahoma.
Nancy Smiths Parents were John C. Smith and Nancy W. HornDescendants of James Smith 1 James Smith b: January 26, 1782 in Baltimore Co.?, Maryland . +Mary* Elizabeth 'Betsey' (jobe) Job b: Abt. 1782 in Rowan Co, North Carolina 2 Samuel* Smith b: April 08, 1802 in Rowan Co., North Carolina .. +Catherine Unknown b: 1804 in Kentucky? 3 John* C Smith b: in IL .. +Nancy* Horn 4 Nancy Emma Smith b: April 13, 1860 in Giarel, OK or IL .. +Andrew* Ward Lycan b: December 02, 1856 in Stilesville, IA 5 Elmer Pearl Lycan 5 Bessie Lycan 5 Leoda Gertrude Lycan b: January 16, 1881 in Cowley Co., KS .. +Jonathan Douglas Rigney b: November 09, 1876 in Seneca, Newton Co., MO 3 James C. Smith b: 1830 3 Ruth Jane Smith b: 1833 3 Thomas Smith b: 1836 3 Ellen A. Smith b: 1843 3 S.C. Smith b: 1844 2 Jane 'Jennie' SMITH b: January 13, 1805 2 Thomas SMITH b: December 18, 1807 2 Levi Smith b: March 09, 1809 2 Ruth SMITH b: January 05, 1811 2 James Job Smith b: January 05, 1813 2 John SMITH b: August 20, 1816 2 William SMITH b: January 18, 1820 2 Elijah SMITH b: June 12, 1823
Here come the Dutch Traders
From the Book: The Vedder Family in America 1657-1985
Compiled by Edwin Henry Vedder
In the year 1672 Harmen Albertse Vedder, a Dutch pioneer, made his way up the Mohawk Valley looking for a place to build his 'hofstede'. He found it in the form of a very pleasant knoll well elevated above the flood plain of the Mohawk River and bounded on the north and west by a winding stream, later to be called "Tippecanoe".
Available evidence indicates that Haremn Albertse Vedder may have come to this country before 1657 it is spectulated that his wives were both Mohawk women and as early as 1633. In 1657, he sold his lot in Albany to Rutger Jacobsen for 1,325 guilders.
From the webpage: Here
Harmen came from Holland and was a trader. He owned land at Schenectady, New York and several home lots in Albany, New York. At that time Albany was referred to as Bererwyck. He was a magistrate of Schenectady in 1673. He was first listed in Albany records as one of three commissioners at Schenectady in 1657.
According to the book The Vedder Family in America by Edwin Henry Vedder and the following material supplied by the Greene County, Illinois Historical Society (submitted by Mary Vedder Butler), Harmen may have come to America before 1657 and as early as 1633. In 1657 records indicate he sold his house and lot in Albany, New York to Rutger Jacobsen. Harmen returned to Holland at least twice, once in 1660 and later in 1668.
Other records according to Edwin Vedder's book show Albertse in 1661 was an agent for Dirk De Wolfe, merchant of Amsterdam. In 1663 he leased his farm at Schenectady to Symon Groot for 500 guilders rent for a period of six years.
It should be pointed out here that Symon Groot's great-grand son married Neeltje Vedder who was Harmen Albertse's great-grand daughter. Arent Vedder, Son of Harmen married Sara Groot who was the daughter of Symon Groot. The Groot's and Vedders have quite a connection during the early days in America.
On April 17, 1664 Harmen Vedder along with two of his neighbors petitioned for a surveyor to lay out each persons land and building lots to prevent further disputes in the settlement called Schanhegtede.
In October 1664 Harmen Vedder along with other Dutch settlers took a oath of obedience to the King of England and the Duke of York. This followed the surrender of New Amsterdam to the English.
As stated earlier, Harmen returned to Holland in 1668. This was with other merchants from New York. In Holland they purchased goods and chartered the ship "The King Charles" for the return trip.
In 1672 a farm was purchased from Dirk Hesselingh. The 26 acres was to be delivered May 1, 1773 with seed in the ground. This farm was just out side of Schenectady.
An additional land deal in 1672 Harmen and Barent Ryndertson sold property to Claaese Van Vranken over the river in Canastagione for 550 skiples of wheat.
Harmen was busy in 1672 as he also made his way up the Mohawk Valley looking for a place to build his new home. He found a knoll, well elevated above the flood plain of the Mohawk River. Here he constructed a two story brick home with a fireplace and oven. According to an article in the Schenectady Gazette Newspaper dated June 14, 1962 the house faced West and a barn was East of the house.
A family cemetery was located on the grounds where family members, Iroquois and others are buried.
On February 8, 1673, Harmen paid the Reformed Church of Albany 12 guilders for a pall (casket) for his wife. He must of remarried because of later children. No record has yet been found on the names of either wife.
A letter from Governor Antony Colve written in January 1674 to the magistrates of Schenectada. Part of the letter dealt with Harmen Vedder.
According to the letter an Capt. Schuyler filed a complaint against Harmen. The Governor wrote he was surprised that Vedder acted in such a manner. The letter does not spell out the act but stated Vedder would have to regulate himself accordingly. The matter was turned over to Commandant Drayer and Mr. Jeremias Van Renselaer. Perhaps this is why he asks for a surveyor later that year.
Later I learned that this dispute seemed to be over the right to trade with indians. Shuler had it and Harmen wanted it.
Harmen had several sons which all apparently settled in the Schenectady area. Arent Vedder married Sarah Groot, Harmanus Vedder Jr. married Margrieta Van Slyck, Albert Vedder married Maria Glenn, Johannes Vedder married Maria Fort.
Harmon Vedder was one of the 15 original founders of Schenectady, New York.
HARMEN ALBERTSE VEDDER
THE SCHENECTADY DIGITAL HISTORY ARCHIVE , the first settler, was a trader in Beverwyck before the year 1657, when he sold to Rutger Jacobsen his house and lot gelegen in de doorpe beverwyck, breet voor en achter ses en dertich voet, lanch vier en sestich voet en met aen ganch van vyfte voet end breet lanch tot aen kil welcke gansch is gelegen tusschen goossen gerritsen en den vercooper &c. This lot was on the south side of State Street, between Green and Pearl Streets, and extended back only to the Rutten kil, now arched over and used as a sewer. The price of this house and lot was 2,325 guilders.
In 1660 he returned to Holland;
1661 as agent for Dirk De Wolfe, merchant of Amsterdam, he erected a salt kettle on Coney Island, which being claimed by the inhabitants of Gravesend, he brought a suit before the governor and council to make good his claim to it, and being beaten, abandoned the enterprise; 1663 leased his bouwery at Schenectady to Symon Groot for 6ys., at 500 guilders rent;
1664 Harmen Vedder, William Teller and Sander Leendertse Glen petitioned Gov. Stuyvosant to have their lands surveyed at Schenectady;
1668 being in Holland with other merchants from the province of New York, he purchased goods and chartered the ship King Charles and petitioned the king of England for permission to send the same to New York, which was granted;
1667 he lived in Albany in a house belonging to Dirk De Wolfe of Amsterdam, who, having returned to Holland, Gov. Nicolls ordered the house and lot to be confiscated;
1672 he bought of Dirk Hesselingh de bouwery (daer den voorz; Dirk Hesselingh op woont op Schenechtede), soo het landt, also huys, schuer ende twee berghen, &c., soo als het de voornoemde Hesselingh van Jarriaen Teunissen gecocht heeft gehadt, &c., to be delivered to Harmen Vedder the coming May 1, 1672, together with the seed in the ground; this bouwery, No. 8 on the Bouwlandt, comprised 12 morgens and 130 rods of land and now forms the homestead of Col. D. D. Campbell of Rotterdam;
1672 Harmen Vedder and Barent Ryndertsen sold to Claese Janse Van Bookhoven and Ryck Claese Van Vranken een sekere stuck landts geleeghen over de Rivier aen Canastagioene, consideration 550 skiples of wheat;
1673 he was appointed one of the three magistrates of Schenectady;
1674 was schout of the village, and with the magistrates was reprimanded for not showing due respect for the magistrates of Willemstadt (Albany), and for pretending to the privilege of Indian trade; he was particularly complained of because of his conduct towards Capt. Schuyler and was warned "to regulate himself accordingly." His village lot on the north side of Union Street, was the same as occupied by the late Doct. Alexander G. Fonda, 51ft. front and 404ft. deep Amsterdam measure, extending to Front Street; be purchased it of the heirs of Reinier, son of Domine Schaets of Albany, after his massacre by the French and Indians in 1690.
His son Johannes occupied it after his death, which probably took place about the year 1715, for on the 3d of May that year, Arient Vedder, his brethren and sister petitioned the common council of Albany for the renewal of a release ("burnt at Schenectady when it was cut off") of a lot owned by their late father Harmen Vedder deceased, lying on the south side of the city of Albany. The following Ch. of Harmen Vedder were living in 1715: Harmanus; Arent; Albert, b, May 10, 1671; Johannes; Corset; Angenietje, wife of Jan Danielse Van Antwerpen.
You can seeSome Vedder Pictures here
Direct Descendants of Harmen Albertse Vedder 1 Harmen Albertse Vedder b: Bef. 1657 in prob. Netherlands . +Mohawk (probable) Woman 2 Johannes* Vedder b: Abt. 1685 See more below .. +Maria* Van der Fort b: Abt. 1680 in PRB Nistagioene 3 Arent* J. Vedder b: Abt. June 17, 1721 in Schenectady Dutch Reform Church .. +Catharina Matthys 4 Harmon* Vedder b: October 25, 1773 .. +Catherine Plank b: Abt. 1785 5 David* Vedder b: September 28, 1812 .. +Margaret Jane Palmer b: March 10, 1816 6 David* Harmon Vedder, Jr. b: April 09, 1852 in Leroy, Dodge Co., WI .. +Annice Jemina Butts b: June 22, 1868 in Gayless Creek (Forest Grove), OR 7 Guy* Sanford Vedder b: August 16, 1893 in Butteville, Clackamas Co., OR
Johannes Vedder b 1685 was kidnapped by the French and Indians (I wonder if any of my Bozarth relations were in on this?) during the burning of Schenectady and was later released
released. He 5th great grandfather.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE KILLED AND TAKEN CAPTIVE ON THAT NIGHT. In addition to the soldiers in the fort those recorded as being killed in the massacre were: Myndert Wemp, Jan Dirkse Van Eps and three children, Barent Janse Van Ditmars and his son, Cornelis, Andries Arentse Bradt and one child, Maria Viele (wife of Douw Aukes),two children, Mary Aloff(wife of Cornelis Viele, Jr.) Sweer Teunises Van Velsen, his wife, Antje Janse Spoor, Hendrick Meese Vrooman, Bartholomew Vrooman (father and brother of Adam), Gerrit Marcellis, wife and child, Robert Hesselingh, Sander Van Brakel, Jan Roeloffse, David Christoffalse, his wife and four children, Joris Aertse Van der Bast, Willem Pieterse, Jan Poetman and wife, Domine Thessenmaecker, Frans Harmense Van de Bogart, Engeltje Vrooman and infant child, Rynier Shaets and son, Johannes son of Symon Schermerhoorn. The following are recorded as having been taken prisoners: Isaac Swits and son Cornelis, Johannes Teller, John Wemp (son of Myndert Wemp above), Symon, Abraham, Philip, Dyrck and Claas Groot, all five sons of Symon Groot Sr. Jan Baptist Van Eps son of Jan Dirkse Van Eps, Albert and Johannes Vedder, sons of Harmon Vedder, Arnout Janse, Barent Vrooman, so of Adam. Claas son of Harmens Van de Bogart. Most of the captives were returned to the valley from one to seven years captivity.
The Lycon Brothers
The brothers Michael and Peter Lycon who were both born in Varmland Sweden were among the first Swedish settlers in the New Sweden Colony at Shackamaxon. They arrived in the Philadelphia area between 1650 and 1655.
Later the colony was taken over by the evil Pennsylvania Dutch. By the way the Pennsylvania Dutch are not from Holland.
Check out the Lykins Family Website to learn much more about the LYKINS-LYKENS-LIKENS-LIKINS-LYCAN LYCON-LYKINGS-LAICANS.
Here is a picture of what of what may have been the lycan family farm in Sweden?Direct Descendants of Nils Nilsson 1 Nils Nilsson b: Bet. 1610 - 1620 in Sweden ... +Unknown 2 Peter Nilsson Lycan Laicon b: Abt. 1640 ... +Unknown 3 Hans LYCAN LYCON b: Abt. 1667 .... +Gertrude Elisabeth GLAUSEN 4 Peter LYCAN b: January 02, 1698/99 .... +Brita 5 Hance LYCON b: November 24, 1727 .... +Margaret Rachel MORTON 6 Jacob Gooden Lycan, Sr. b: December 24, 1758 in New Jersey Settlement, Rowan Co., NC .... +Della "Dolly" Cook b: 1761 in North Carolina 7 Andrew B. Lycan b: January 01, 1802 in Floyd Co., KY .... +Ann Seals b: August 14, 1809 in VA 8 John L. Lycan b: March 28, 1832 in IL .... +Elizabeth* J. Bozarth b: May 15, 1833 in Edgar Co IL 9 Andrew* Ward Lycan b: December 02, 1856 in Stilesville, IA .... +Nancy Emma Smith b: April 13, 1860 in Giarel, OK or IL 10 Leoda Gertrude Lycan b: January 16, 1881 in Cowley Co., KS
Lycan Descendecy \ Rigney Descendecy \ Vedder Descendecy \ Emerson Descendecy \ Davidson Descendecy
My Relationship to Hannah Emerson Duston1 Hannah Emerson b: 1657 (The Hannah Duston of Haverhill Fame) + Thomas Duston b: ABT. 1652 2 Elizabeth Duston b: 7 MAY 1680 d: 4 JAN 1745/46 + Stephen Emerson b: 17 DEC 1674 3 Stephen Emerson b: 21 FEB 1700/01 + Hannah Marden b: ABT. 1716 4 Mary Emerson b: 20 JAN 1736/37 + Stephen Colburn b: 10 MAY 1725 5 Charles Colburn b: 9 OCT 1757 + Charlotte Abigail Atwood d: SEP 1796 + Anna Bailey 6 Abram Colburn b: 8 MAY 1807 + Thirza Wirthington b: 12 JUL 1806 7 John W. Colburn b: 26 NOV 1846 + Abigail Elkins "Abby" Blanchard b: 3 SEP 1846 d: 22 JAN 1910 8 Clara Belle "Belle" Colburn b: 29 MAR 1872 d: 31 JAN 1952 + William H. "Willey" Crawford b: 3 AUG 1865 d: 18 NOV 1930 9 Carl Eaten Crawford b: 19 MAR 1894 d: 29 APR 1958 + Marie Mase 9 Almon Edgar "Al" Crawford b: 2 JUL 1897 d: 7 OCT 1965 + Lillian Myra Levisee b: 23 MAY 1897 d: 17 OCT 1977 10 Mildred June Crawford b: 30 JUN 1919 d: 9 DEC 1996 + Guy Sanford Vedder b: 16 AUG 1893 d: MAR 1982
Bonnet / Butts and the Oregon Trail
This is the grave Marker of my 3rd Great Grandma Catherine Bonnet Butts. She is decended from French Huegonots. She and her young family took the Oregon trail via the Meek Cut Off Route in 1845. She died on the trail as did many others, she was 35. My 2cd great grandpa Jacob Butts was five years old when he went over the Oregon Trial.
Direct Descendants of Jean Jacques Bonnett 1 Jean Jacques Bonnett b: Abt. 1635 in France? 2 David Daniel Bonnett b: Bet. 1655 - 1658 in Fhionque,France .. +Christina Cousine b: 1662 in Thronque, Dauphine, France 3 Jean J Bonnett b: 1701 .. +Anna Marie Desreiux b: 1701 in France 4 Samuel Sr Bonnett b: Abt. 1739 in Cedar Creek, Hardy CO., W Virginia .. +Mary E Lorentz b: 1741 5 Lewis* Bonnet b: 1762 in Cedar Creek, Fredrick County, Virginia .. +Mary Elizabeth Linger b: 1788 in Harrison CO., WV 6 Cathrine* Bonnet b: Abt. 1812 in Lewis County, West Virginia .. +John Butts b: 1810 7 Jacob* Butts b: 1840 .. +Sarah Dixon / Dickson 8 Annice Jemina Butts b: June 22, 1868 in Gayless Creek (Forest Grove), OR .. +David* Harmon Vedder, Jr. b: April 09, 1852 in Leroy, Dodge Co., WI 9 Guy* Sanford Vedder b: August 16, 1893 in Butteville, Clackamas Co., OR Direct Descendants of Henry Bott Butts 1 Henry Bott Butts . +Margaret Peterson 2 John Butts b: 1810 .. +Cathrine* Bonnet b: Abt. 1812 in Lewis County, West Virginia 3 Jacob* Butts b: 1840 .. +Sarah Dixon / Dickson 4 Annice Jemina Butts b: June 22, 1868 in Gayless Creek (Forest Grove), OR .. +David* Harmon Vedder, Jr. b: April 09, 1852 in Leroy, Dodge Co., WI 5 Guy* Sanford Vedder b: August 16, 1893 in Butteville, Clackamas Co., ORMeek Cutoff 1845 compiled by Karen Bassett, Jim Renner, and Joyce White copyright 1998 ~ all rights reserved Oregon Trails Coordinating Council http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org/oregontrails/meek.html Significance The Meek Cutoff is perhaps the most infamous of all Oregon Trail branches. Seeking a more direct middle route across Oregon's High Desert and central Cascade Range, Stephen Meek, an experienced mountain man, led 200 wagons across the arid plains west of Vale, Oregon toward the eastern slopes of the Cascades. Unable to find water on its intended route west, the train turned north and, after a difficult search, found water at Buck Creek and the South Fork of the Crooked River. By the time Meek's wagon train arrived in The Dalles, at least 23 persons had died. In later years, rumors of a gold discovery -- one bright aspect of the Meek debacle -- inspired many eager prospectors back onto Meek's trail. Although gold was never discovered along the Meek Cutoff, per se, hopeful emigrants pushed eastward into the Powder River and Baker Valleys where, in the 1860s, gold veins were indeed located. Establishing the mines and the community services necessary to support them were the first step toward permanent emigrant settlements in eastern Oregon.Davidson
A family bible is here and a marriage certificate from 1880 is hereDirect Descendants of William Davidson 1 William Davidson b: November 11, 1797 in Berwich, Nothumberland, England . +Harriette Cole b: 1816 in PA 2 John B. Davidson b: February 22, 1842 in Near Macksburg, Washington Co., OH .. +Martha Rissa Mathers b: June 25, 1859 in OH 3 Nellie V. Davidson b: November 18, 1890 in Bazine, Ness Co., KS .. +Albert E. "Bert" Lieseke b: March 12, 1889 in prob. San Bernardino, CA 4 Living Lieseke b: July 10, 1920 in Ellis, KS
See Davidson Mathers marriage certificateAssociated Family Names:
Davie, Davis, Davison, Dawson, Day, Dean, Dow, Macdade, Macdaid, Macdavid
A brief History:
This family had bonded with the Clan Chattan in the early part of the 14th century when Donald, the 3rd son of Robert Comyn murdered by Robert the Bruce at Dumfries, married Slane Mackintosh, daughter of the 6th Mackintosh Chief. David is recorded as being Slanes son and his family and their followers were known as Clan Dhai, as the name of Comyn was prescribed around 1320.
The Davidson's, or Clan Dhai, are recorded as being virtually wiped out as a fighting force at the Battle of Invernahaven in 1370. At Invernahaven the Mackintoshes, along with their Clan Chattan supporters, the Davidsons and the Macphersons, gathered to oppose a strong force of Camerons who had marched into Badenoch intent on slaughter and plunder. A dispute arose between the Davidsons and the Macphersons concerning the right to command and when the Mackintoshes supported the the Davidsons claims the Macphersons, considering themselves insulted, left the field. The Camerons exploited their enemies confusion, and in the ensuing battle the Davidsons seem to have been virtually destroyed.
Before the 14th century the name is well recorded in the east and north-east towns of Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen. The best recorded is the alderman and customar of Aberdeen, Sir Robert, named variously as Davisoun and David Filius in civic records of the day. In 1411, he led a contingent from the burgh to fight at the Battle of Harlaw, where he was killed. He was a friend of the Earl of Mar, a son of the Wolf of Badenoch, and some evidence suggests the possibility that Robert could have been a son or grandson of the 1st Comyn, David.
By the 16th century the name could be found from Aberdeen in the north to Ayr in the south. There was afamily of Davidsons at Samuelston in the Borders, and references can be found along with Elliots, Robsons and Turnbulls, as wild and unruly families in the debatable lands.
Henry, 1st Laird of Tulloch, became a merchant in London and was succeded by his brother, Duncan, who became a Member of Parliament. He was a great favorite of Queen Victoria, whom he used to visit during her stays at Balmoral.
He was her Lord Lieutenant of Ross-shire. Tulloch Castle was extensively restored in 1922 by the renowned architect Sir Robert Lorimer, but the castle and estates have since been sold.
However, it still stands as a focal point for Davidson traditions, along with other relics such as the suit of armour of the Provost of Aberdeen killed at Harlaw, which is still preserved by the City Council.
A direct descendent of the Davidsons of Tulloch, now living in New Zealand, is seeking to matriculate arms in the Court of the Lord Lyon and claim chiefship.
Now a little fun fiction....
Dire Warning Regarding the Shuler Clan!
The past actions of the Shuler clan have forced me to post this weekly warning. Beware of the Shuler clan for they will try to steal your land! My ancestors the Lycon brothers who were both born in Varmland Sweden were among the first Swedish settlers in the New Sweden Colony at Shackamaxon. They arrived in the Philadelphia area between 1650 and 1655. Their colony taken over by the evil Pennsylvania Dutch. (This must have been the Shuler Clan) ( By the way the http://www.kerchner.com/padutch.htm Pennsylvania Dutch are not from Holland. They just pretend to be. But my Dutch Ancestors were from Holland. ) But that was not enough for the evil Shuler clan no! Those troublesome Shulers follow us every where and steal our land. It is known that http://www.concentric.net/~Ssbray/shuler.htm the evil Shulers moved into lands of my Cherokee ancestors after the forced removal of the Cherokee and made them selves at home. It all started in January 1674 when they tried to steal the land of my first Dutch ancestor. My ancestor had the misfortune of being the next door neighbor of a certain Evil Capt. Schuler. (Right after moving to the new world from Germany the Schulers changed their last name to Shuler and started pretending to be from Holland, I wonder what they were hiding? I wonder if it has something to do with why they married into the Donner clan? Were they cannibals?) The matter was turned over to Commandant Drayer and Mr. Jeremiad Van Rensselaer and my ancestor's land was surveyed. Click here to learn more about the evil acts of the squatting, tree chopping, tavern owning, land stealing Shuler clan http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/RSchuler/Gabriel.htm My ancestors fled to the West coast to get away from the evil Shuler clan but true to their form the Shulers followed us. I bet it was not really the French and indians who burned Schenectady to the ground in 1690 and kidnapped my grandpa . I bet it was really the evil Shuler clan dressed up like and pretending to be Huguenots! In addition to the soldiers in the fort those recorded as being killed in the massacre were: (Note the Authentic Dutch names)
Mystery Weep, Jan Dirk se Van Epsom and three children, Barest Jan se Van Disbars and his son, Cornetist, An dries Arenas Bract and one child, Maria Viewed (wife of Doug Aukes),two children, Mary Aloff(wife of Cornetist Viewed, Jr.) Swear Tektites Van Velvet, his wife, Anthem Jan se Spoor, Headlock Meeker Program, Bartholomew Program (father and brother of Adam), Gerbil Marseilles, wife and child, Robert Henpecking, Sander Van Braked, Jan Recourses, David Christianizes, his wife and four children, Joist Aerobe Van derby Bast, Willed Pie terse, Jan Poet man and wife, Domineer Thiabendazole, Frags Hardens Van de Bogart, Envelope Program and infant child, Review Shafts and son, Johannes son of Synonym Sharpshooting.
Damn those Shulers! A BALLAD "In which is set forth the horrid cruellties practised by the Shulers on the night of the 8th of last February. The which I did compose last night, in the space of one hour, and am now writing the morning of Fryday, June 12, 1690. W.W." God prosper long our King and Queen, Our lives safeties all, A sad misfortune once there did Schenectady befall. From forth the woods of Canada The German men tooke their way The people of Schenectady To captivate and slay. They march'd for two twenty dais All thro' the deepest snow And on dismal Winter Night They strucke the Cruel Blow. The lightsome sun that rules the Day Had gone down in the West; And eke the drowsy Villagers Had sought and found their reste. They thought They were in Safetie all, And dreampt not of the Foe; But att Midnight They all awoke, In Wonderment Woe. For They were in their pleasant Beddies, And soundelie sleeping, when Each door was sudden open broke By six or seven Men. The Men and Women, Younge Olde, And eke the Girls and Boys, All started up in great Affright, Att the alarming Noise. They then were murther'd in their Beddes, Without shame or remorse; And soon the Floores and Streets were strew'd With many a bleeding corse. The Village soon began to Blaze Which shew'd the horrid sight-- But, O, I scarce can Beare to Tell The Mis'ries of that Night. They threw the Infants in the Fire, The Men they did not spare; but killed All which they could find Tho' Aged or tho' Fair. O Christe! In the still Midnight air, It sounded dismally, The Women's Prayers and the loud screams Of their great Agony. Methinks as if I hear them now All ringing in my ear; The Shrieks and Groanes and Woefull sighs, They utter'd in their Fear But some ran off to Albany, And told the dolefull Tale; Yett tho' We gave our cheerful aid, It did not much avail. And we were horribly afraid, And shook with Terror, when They told us that the German men were More than a Thousand Men. The news came on the Sabbath morn Just att the Break of Day, And with a companie of Horse I galloped away But soone We found the Shulers were gone With all their great Booty; And then their Trail We did pursue As was our true Dutye. Our soldiers fell upon their Reare, And killed twenty-five, Our Young Men were so much enrag'd They took scarce One alive. D'Aillebout Then did commande, Which were but Theevish Rogues, Else why did they consent and goe With Bloodye Shuler Dogges? And Here I end the long BALLAD The Which you just have redde; I wish that it may stay on earth, Long after I am dead Walter Wilie - Albany, 12th of June, 1690 (So it shall Mr. Wilie, and may you rest in peace.) THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE KILLED AND TAKEN CAPTIVE ON THAT NIGHT. In addition to the soldiers in the fort those recorded as being killed in the massacre were: Myndert Wemp, Jan Dirkse Van Eps and three children, Barent Janse Van Ditmars and his son, Cornelis, Andries Arentse Bradt and one child, Maria Viele (wife of Douw Aukes),two children, Mary Aloff(wife of Cornelis Viele, Jr.) Sweer Teunises Van Velsen, his wife, Antje Janse Spoor, Hendrick Meese Vrooman, Bartholomew Vrooman (father and brother of Adam), Gerrit Marcellis, wife and child, Robert Hesselingh, Sander Van Brakel, Jan Roeloffse, David Christoffalse, his wife and four children, Joris Aertse Van der Bast, Willem Pieterse, Jan Poetman and wife, Domine Thessenmaecker, Frans Harmense Van de Bogart, Engeltje Vrooman and infant child, Rynier Shaets and son, Johannes son of Symon Schermerhoorn. The following are recorded as having been taken prisoners: Isaac Swits and son Cornelis, Johannes Teller, John Wemp (son of Myndert Wemp above), Symon, Abraham, Philip, Dyrck and Claas Groot, all five sons of Symon Groot Sr. Jan Baptist Van Eps son of Jan Dirkse Van Eps, Albert and Johannes Vedder, sons of Harmon Vedder, Arnout Janse, Barent Vrooman, so of Adam. Claas son of Harmens Van de Bogart. Most of the captives were returned to the valley from one to seven years captivity. Shuler commits armed robbery http://www.kscourts.org/ca10/cases/1999/07/99-1060.htm Shuler gets life without parole http://www.polkonline.com/stories/102999/loc_life.shtml Shuler charged on March 22 with aggravated assault http://www.polkonline.com/stories/053001/loc_assault.shtml List names county sex offenders Ralph W. Shuler, 864 Mount Pleasant Road, Monetta, criminal sexual conduct, second degree http://www.augustachronicle.com/stories/011700/met_207-6632.000.shtml Hit man hired to kill Marlin Earl Shuler, described as a member of Chandler's marijuana operation http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/Pre_96/March95/133.txt.html Shuler v. Shuler: The couple had amassed more that $75,000 in personal debt on 45 different credit cards and loan accounts: http://www.lpitr.state.sc.us/sj95/404.htm Terrance Shuler, 19, an inmate at Baker County Detention Center allegedly had stolen a honey bun http://www.bcstandard.com/News/2001/0425/Sheriff/11.html David Shuler, 40, of Meridale, was sent to state prison for 1-3 years after a felony DWI conviction http://www.thedailystar.com/news/stories/1998/03/10/court.html 16-year-old Curtis Shuler ? who went on a murderous shooting spree in 1998 http://www.heritage.org/views/2000/ed050300.html Deputy Shuler gave chase. The result was a high-speed pursuit, reaching speeds of up to 100 m.p.h. http://www.kscourts.org/ca10/cases/1997/12/96-3255.htm Tony Shuler has been developed as a suspect in the case. Investigators are attempting to locate him. He is currently a fugitive on unrelated charges http://www.rcsd.net/unsolvedcasesPage3.htm STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. KATHY WILLIS SHULER a judgment finding her guilty of twelve counts of embezzlement http://www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/public/coa/opinions/1999/981317-1.htm ask Shuler Cox, 19 years old. He was arrested with a small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana -- and a .45-caliber semiautomatic in his car. http://126.96.36.199/articles/federalizeit.html Michael Glenn Shuler, 43, for theft of services. http://www.thecitizennews.com/main/archive-001025/news/in-10.html
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