Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gedney Vinter, b. 1821, Friskney England--Naturalization Records in Michigan

Gedney Venter appears in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan.

I did a search of the Library of Michigan, Naturalization Index. I believe Gedney appeared in the index in Oakland:

Last name: Vinter; First name: Gedwey; first paper: V6, P134

I ordered the first papers for $20. Before 1906, first papers generally contained very little information about the individual. However, I do hope that they contain something useful.



Monday, May 20, 2013

S.G.'s Family--Philemon Baldwin b 1758 in Connecticut

I'm working on a line for one of my YW.

Here is the direct line:
* Odessa Baldwin, b. 24 January 1912; daughter of:
* Oscar Charles Baldwin, b. 22 January 1879 (married Julia Ann Parkinson, b. 10 June 1885); son of:
* Caleb Hyrum Baldwin, b. 19 July 1846 (married Jane Elizabeth Cartwright, b. 5 June 1854); son of:
* Caleb Clark Baldwin, (married Ann Eliza Robinson); son of:
* Caleb Baldwin, (married Nancy Kingsbury); son of:
* Philemon Baldwin, b. 1758 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut (married Esther Charles, b. 1760);

Philemon Baldwin and Esther Charles had several children. The oldest child is a son, Asa Baldwin, b. 1780 in New York. Asa Baldwin married Milcah Southworth, b. 1795. They had several children. Many of these children have spouses and one or two children. To me, the families did not look complete since most families in that time period had several children. A few of Asa and Milcah's grandchildren have spouses with one or two children. Again, I wonder if these families are complete.

I believe this would be a good place to start working with my YW.

After the descendants of Asa and Milcah are found, then my YW could move on to Asa's siblings and their descendants.