Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pedigree of Old Arm Chair

I got a kick out of this old note that I found in my Holbrook/Goodhue records from Brattleboro, Vermont. Lucy Brooks Holbrook (# 7 on the list) was the sister of my grandmother, Grace Ware (Holbrook) Haskell. Now if I could only find this old chair...


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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Studies of Thomasso Juglaris - Emerline Mason Holbrook 1886

Here is an interesting family photo of my great grand aunt, Emerline Mason Holbrook. She was an artist and studied under Thommaso Juglaris in Boston back in the 1880's. This is a photo (actually a tin type) of her class in 1886. She is the 5th from the left in the first row. I have seen several pieces of Emerline's work and they are quite good.


Here is the back of the 1886 photo:

Here is another photo from 1887. In this photo, Emerline is third from the left in the second row.


The back of the 1887 photo includes signatures of her classmates:



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Nourse - Journal 1856


Transcription

1856

Jan. 8.To Weymouth
[Jan] 12William & Emily drove me home in sleigh
[Jan] 29Emily came
Feb. 9" [Emily] left.
My brother & sister had measles
Mar.Emily & all her sisters had meas[?]
May 13.Emily & William married. Dined with us.
June 5Evelyn C. Pratt married
July 13moved to Lynn.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Nourse - Journal 1855

I have uncovered another exciting family history artifact - my second great grandmother's journal/book of dates. I discovered this in an old banker's box along with other documents in a family home in Vermont. The journal is written on miscellaneous slips of paper rather than in a bound book. Initially, I was not able to determine who wrote the journal, but after reading several of the entries and references to various family members, it appears that Anna Elizabeth Nourse is the author. Anna was b. 10 Feb. 1836, Worcester, Massachusetts, d. 12 Feb. 1927, New York, New York. She m. 6 Dec. 1916, Franklin Fessenden Holbrook in Brattleboro, Vermont. The first entries are for 1855 - see below:


Transcription:

1855

May 24.Moved to Lynn for summer.
Sarah Gove's Frank born.
Sept. 4To Hopkinton.
13" To [sic] Brattleboro
22" Deerfield
24" Worcester
29home.
Oct. 9.Sarah Allen sailed for Sandwich Islands.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Family Records - Goodhue, Clark, Armstrong Surnames

More family records for the Goodhue, Clark and Armstrong surnames.





Here is the transcription:

Other Relatives. Births.

Children of
Francis Goodhue, Jr., and Elizabeth Evans Goodhue:
Mary Brooks Goodhue, born in Germantown, Pa., March 23, 1893.
Francis Goodhue, 3rd, born in Germantown, Pa., June 10, 1894.
Wister Evans Goodhue born in Germantown, Pa., June 8, 1896.
Elizabeth Evans Goodhue born in Germantown, Pa. Nov. 29, 1899.
Margaret [blank]

Anna Holbrook Clark (daughter of JK & Margaret Holbrook Clark) born at New York City Jan'y 19, 1904.
John Kirkland Clark (son of JK & Margaret Holbrook Clark) born at New York City April 12, 1906.
Marion Holbrook Clark (daughter of JK & Margaret Holbrook Clark) born at New York City

Percy Holbrook Armstrong, son of Edward C. & Emerline H. Armstrong born at Baltimore, Md. April 7, 1906.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Captain William S. Brooks 1820 Journal - Page 3

Here is page #3 from an 1820 journal written by my third great grandfather, Captain William Smith Brooks. You can find the second page of this diary here: Diary page 2.


Here is the transcription:

the Lake is truely romantic and
beautifull [sic] Tole at bridge25
Turnpikes at Sunday Gates45
To Dinner at Waterloo Village
here are a large number of flour
mills Trip hammers & no place can
be better Situated for Manufacturing
14 Slept at Geneva. Supper etc1.00
15 Canandaigua. 16 miles to Breakfast
and dinner, Left some clothes to be
wash'd Stage 1.00
16 arrived at Lima called on Mrs
Nancy Bristol. found 4 fine Children
17th Went to Avon and called on Mrs
Peirce. found 2 Children, and both
well situated7.25[?]
17. On Saturday morning took Stage
for Bufaloo [sic], on the way call'd on
Mr. Sam'l Albree saw him & wife
arrived at Buffaloo [sic] at 5 PM. On
18 Sunday morning to Stage for Niagra
falls. arrived at the falls at 2 PM
spent the remainder of the day in
crossing of to the British Side & [to be continued]
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More Goodhue, Holbrook and Other Family Marriage Records

 Here are more family marriage records for the Goodhue and Holbrook families. Other surnames include: Edwards, Cune, Hall, Brooks, Bull, Chapin, Nourse, Draper, Roberts, Bartlett, Chalmers, Kleek or Kleeck, and Evans.

Unfortunately, I do not have definitive information on who prepared these family records, other than I found them in an envelope labeled "Genealogy Papers by Franklin Fessenden Holbrook, Mary Rogers Cabot, Frederick Cabot Holbrook and Aunt Lina [Emerline Mason Holbrook]". These documents were found in a storage room in an ancestral home located in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Here is the transcription:

Marriages.

Joseph Goodhue and Sarah Edwards, married in Northampton, Mass, Nov 2nd, 1815.
William P. Cune and Mary Ann Goodhue, married in Brattleboro, Vt, Aug 25th 1834.
Frederick Holbrook and Harriet S. Goodhue, married in Brattleboro, Vt, January 13, 1835.
Chauncey A. Hall and Lucy W. Goodhue, married in Brattleboro, Vt, December 12, 1838.
Francis Goodhue and Mary E. Brooks, married in Brattleboro, Vt, October 26, 1847.
Albert H. Bull and Sarah F. Goodhue, married in Brattleboro, Vt, November 14, 1849.
Dr. Edward R. Chapin and Sarah G. Bull, married in Brattleboro, Vt, November 12, 1873.

GrandChildren.
Franklin F. Holbrook and Anna E. Nourse, married in Boston, Mass, May 17th, 1860.
Frank E. Draper and Mary G. Cune, married in Brattleboro, Vt, Sept 17, 1863.
Joseph G. Hall and Lizzie B. Roberts, married in Boston, Mass, April 17, 1867.
William C. Bartlett and Julia H. Cune, married in Brattleboro, Vt, Nov 8, 1866.
William C. Holbrook and Anna M. Chalmers, married in New York, N.Y. Jan'y 17, 1872.
Henry Van Kleek and Ellen B. Goodhue, married in Brattleboro, Vt, [no date]
Francis Goodhue Jr. and Elizabeth Evans, married in Germantown, Pa, June 15, 1892.

Great GrandChildren.
Frederick Holbrook 2nd and Grace Cabot, married in Bratto, Vt, Apr. 12/[18]87.
John Kirkland Clark and Margaret Chalmers Holbrook, married in New York City, June 15/[19]03.
Emerline Mason Holbrook and Edward Cook Armstrong, married in New York City, June 8, 1905.

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