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Genealogy by the States – Week 5 – Connecticut

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 3 February, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Connecticut. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Connecticut. If you don’t have any connections to Connecticut, find a Connecticut resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 2/3/2013 – 2/9/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Since I live in Connecticut and most of my recent ancestors lived in Connecticut almost all of thier lives, it’s hard for me to choose just one family to blog about.

John Charles Sanders was the first of my Sanders line to move to Connecticut. His parents were Henry L. Sanders and Barbara Anne Warwick. He was their third of five children. He and his siblings were all born in England. He had an older brother Henry an older sister Frances, a younger brother William and a younger sister Margaret Mary. His mother died when he was only about 10 years old. His father remarried to Mary Fall. Henry and Mary had three children, Edward, Alice and Jessie.

Mary Clark Tripp was born on August 21, 1842. She was the first of eleven children of James Henry Tripp and Ann Clark. She was born in Fairhaven, MA.

John married Mary Clark Tripp on September 8, 1861 in New Bedford, MA. They would eventually have eleven children, Henry, Frances, Sarah, Joseph, James, Anne, John, Herbert, Ada, William and Edith. Tragically, their son James Frank Sanders died in 1892. He was only two years old at the time.

1850 UNITED STATES CENSUS : JOSEPH C SANDERS
1850 us census sanders joseph.jpg

Their son Joseph had a son, William Herbert Sanders. William Herbert Sanders married Marion Isobel Laurie. William and Marion had two sons, William Alfred Sanders and James Edward Sanders. According to the 1870 Census, John and Mary lived with their family in Tariffvile, Connecticut. John was working as a cigar maker. He valued his personal property at $1,000. Living along with them was their nephew Joseph H. Valdiva. Also living with them at the time was Sarah A. Tripp the sister of Mary. This sister worked in the cigar shop.

John Charles Sanders from New Britain, Connecticut

John Charles Sanders was a member of the Harmony Lodge (Masonic) in New Britain, CT. According to a letter dated March 3, 1974 they had his signature as John Sandus. With handwriting in cursive and writing fast the “er” could be interpreted as an “s”. John had a small cigar shop p at the rear of 398 South Main St., New Britain, CT and later on Arch Street.

John and his family lived at 493 Myrtle Street from 1888 through 1890. Sometime in 1890 or 1891, John and his family moved to 121 Washington Street. The family moved again sometime between 1891 and 1892. They moved to 398 South Main Street. They family remained living there until at least 1900.

On January 7, 1901, John Charles Sanders died in New Britain, CT. At the time of his death, his wife of 39 years was still living along with ten of his children, numerous grandchildren and even some great grandchildren. Most of John and Mary’s children lived in New Britain throughout most of their lives.

Children of John Charles Sanders and Mary Clark Tripp

1. Henry L. Sanders, b. 11-Dec-1862 in New Bedford, MA, d. 11-Nov-1944 in Everett, MA, m. Hattie Croteau on 5-Apr-1883 in New Britain, CT, b. 6-Sep-1863, d. Oct-1942 in Brookline, MA

2. Frances Emma Sanders, b. 4-Dec-1864 in Fairhaven, MA, d. 19-Feb-1955 in Fall River, MA, m. James B. Parsons on 28-Dec-1881 in Unknown, b. 16-Apr-1864 in New Britain, d. 4-Oct-1933 in New Britain, CT

3. Sarah Abbie Sanders, b. 4-Oct-1866 in Suffield, CT, d. 12-Jul-1942 in New Britain, CT, m. Frederick A. Otto on 18-Nov-1885 in New Britain, CT, b. about 1859 in Germany, d. unknown.

4. Joseph Charles Sanders, b. 2-Apr-1868 in Tariffville, CT, d. 13-May-1946 in New Britain, CT, m. Mary Agnes Fraher on 24-May-1886 in New Britain, CT. b. 12-May-1865, d. 17-May-1933, both are buried at St. Mary’s cemetery in New Britain, CT.

5. James Frank Sanders, b. 12-Mar-1870 in Tariffville, CT, d. 3-Nov-1872 in Tariffville, CT

6. Anne Clark Sanders, b. 19-Feb-1872 in Tariffville, CT, d. unknown, m. John McKnight in 1889 in New Britain, CT, b. May-1868, died about 1908

7. John Leonard Sanders, b. 15-Dec-1875 in Tariffville, CT, d. 26-Jan-1913 in Hartford, CT. m. Emma Louise Samlow, b. 25-Mar-1875 in New Britain, CT, d. 12-Oct-1916 in New Britain, CT. John is buried in Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, CT.

8. Herbert Ephraim Sanders, b. 9-Feb-1876 in Tariffville, CT, d. 27-Aug-1960 in Westfield, MA, m. Gertude E. Stowe, b. 21-Oct-1880 in Frelighsburg, Quebec, Canada, d. 20-Sep-1956 in Jacksonville, FL. Herbert is buried in Southwick, MA in New cemetery, Gertrude is Buried in Restlawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL

9. Ada May Sanders, b. 24-Jul-1878 in New Britain, CT, d. 24-May-1955 in New Britain, CT. m. Joseph T. Suprenant on 19-Nov-1896, b. 14-Oct-1863, d. 23-Dec-1951 in New Britain, CT.

10. William Jennings Sanders, b. 19-Nov-1880 in New Britain, CT, d. 13-May-1956 in Cheshire, CT, m. Josephine C. Hahn on 27-Nov-1901 in New Britain, CT, b. 17-Dec-1882 in Germany, d. 20-Aug-1956. Both are buried in Old Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterbury, CT

11. Edith Elma Sanders, b. 18-Aug-1884 in New Britain, CT, d. 4-Jun-1973 in New Britain, CT, m. Adolph John Wagner, b. 18-Mar-1878 in Kensington, CT, d. 24-Aug-1950 in New Britain, CT. Edith is buried in Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, CT.

Sources:
1. 1850 US Census, Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_322; Page: 288A;
2. 1870 US Census, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, post office Tariffville, roll 104, page 245, image 111.
3. 1880 US Census, New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T9_98; Page: 459.2000; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 0359.
4. 1900 US Census, New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut : series T623, roll 139, page 12
5. 1910 US Census, New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut : various for children of Joseph C. Saunders
6. 1920 US Census, New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut : various for children of Joseph C. Saunders
7. 1930 US Census, New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut : various for children of Joseph C. Saunders
8. 1940 US Census, New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut : various for children of Joseph C. Saunders
9. Personal knowledge of William Alfred Sanders, William Herbert Sanders oldest son
10. History of the Sanders Family by Edward Sanders of Geneva, New York
11. Death Certificate of Joseph Charles Sanders
12. Marriage Certificate of Joseph Charles Sanders

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A few Connecticut Genealogy Links
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Search Connecticut Newspapers and NewspaperArchive.com

Connecticut Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 3 – New Jersey

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 20 January, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of New Jersey. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to New Jersey. If you don’t have any connections to New Jersey, find a New Jersey resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 1/20/2013 – 1/26/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Henry Lewer Sanders 3rd great grandfather, He is the first Sanders of my line in the United States of America. He died in Jersey City, New Jersey. 9-Mar-1864

Henry Lewer Sanders was born in about 1799.  He was most likely the son of Bartholomew Sanders and Charlotte Lewer.  There is a baptismal record of a Henry Sanders or Sauders or Lewer, born in 1799 to a Bartholomew Sanders and Charlotte Lewer at Holborn of the London Metro area.

Barbara Anne Warwick was born in about 1799.  Nothing is really known about Barbara Anne Warwick’s parents or siblings.  Henry and Barbara were married at St. George, Hanover Square on 17-Jun-1824 in the city of London, England.  Henry and his family came to U.S.A. on the Bark “Hymen”in 1838 after sailing 66 days. His wife Barbara and four children came with him.  ( Henry, Frances, John and William).  A fifth child, Margaret Mary Sanders is presumed to have died in England.

Ship’s Manifest (1)
Henry Sanders ships manifest

Henry  practiced as a physician in the lower New York City area. In 1840 the family was out in the country, Ward 12, New York, NY.    The census page shows the occupation of 57 persons and 34 of those were in agriculture.  He was listed as a Physician in the New York City directory of 1844 address and was at 32 Walker Stand.  He belonged to the Anglican Church. In 1845 his address was 143 Leonard St.  Following the death of his first wife Barbara in 1844, he married Mary Fall at the Trinity Church in New York City.  She was twenty years younger than he.

1845 NYC Directory (5)
1845 Doggett NYC Directory

1848 NYC Directory (5)
1848 Doggett NYC Directory

In 1853 they moved uptown to Washington Heights (Amsterdam Ave. & 151-152 Street) A newspaper ad noting his services as a physician appeared in the New York Herald dated May 4, 1854. He practiced medicine there until his death in 1864. He was buried in the parish ground of the Trinity Church cemetary at 153rd St. & Amsterdam Ave.At the timeof death he lived in Jersey City, 211 S. 7th St. Sometime after 1864 the street numbering system was changed in Jersey City.  S. 7th St. became 2nd Street and there was no longer a designation of N. or  S..  In a letter of May 19, 1975, May Sanders Boyd said her fathers middle name was Lua (grandson of this Henry L. Sanders) , and that it may be that the same middle name was perhaps the name of this Henry L. Sanders.

Children of Henry Lewer Sanders & Barbara Anne Warwick

1. Henry Sanders, b. 1824 in England, d. 31-Mar-1889 in New York, NY, m. Frances Clara Smith in 1859, b. 14-Oct-1834 in New Brunswick, Canada, d. 21-Feb-1882 in New York, NY, both are buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery,  E. Elmhyrst, Long Island,   New York

2. Frances Augusta Sanders, b. 1826 in England, d. 27-Feb-1896 in Brooklyn, NY, m. Rafael Joseph Valdivia on 14-Feb-1844 at Trinity Church in New York, NY, b. 1810 in Havana, Cuba, d. 13-Jul-1869 in Brooklyn, NY. Rafael is buried in Suffield, CT.  Frances is buried in Brooklyn (Lutheran Cem.) Middle V

3. John Charles Sanders, b. 23-Mar-1834 in England, d. 7-Jan-1901 in New Britain, Connecticut. m. Mary Clark Tripp on 8-Sep-1861 in New Bedford, MA, b. 21-Aug-1842 in Fairhaven, MA, d.11-Apr-1907in New Britain, CT.  both are buried in Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, CT.

4. William Sanders, b. 1835 in England.  d. Unknown

5. Margaret Mary Sanders, b. 23-Apr-1835 in England, d. presumably in England prior to 1838

Children of Henry Lewer Sanders & Mary Fall

1. Edward Sanders, b. May-1849 in New York, NY, d. 3-Jun-1919 in New York, NY, m. Anna E. Warren in 1871 in New Jersey, b. Jan-1855 in Jersey City, NJ, d. 6-Dec-1910 in New York, NY, Edward is buried in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

2. Alice Sanders, b. Apr-1854 in New York, NY, d. 1-Nov-1922 in Englewood, NJ, m. Richard S. Holdenby in 1870, b. 29-Jun-1845 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, d. 5-Aug-1919 in Englewood, NJ, Alice is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

3. Jessie Adams Sanders, b. 23-Dec-1856 in New York, NY, d. 30-Oct-1933 in Brooklyn, NY, m. William C. Moore on 23-Jun-1885 in Jersey City, NJ, b. 25-Jul-1855 in Jersey City, NJ, d. 19-Feb-1923 in Brooklyn, NY, Jessie is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

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Sources:
1. Ships Manifest Record : 1838, British Barque Hymen
2. Book: The Register Book of Marriages belonging to the parish of St. George, Hanover Square, (Pub. 1897), Pg. 11, 17-Jun-1824 marriage between Henry Lewer Sanders and Ann Barbara Warwick.
3. 1850 United States Census: New York Ward 17, New York, New York; Roll: M432_555; Page: 50A
4. Various IGI Records from familysearch.org
5. New York City Directories on books.google.com
6. Information recorded by William Alfred Sanders gathered during his lifetime of research
7. Ancestry.com. New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: “New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720–1971.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
8. Information recorded by my father William Alfred Sanders.
9. History of the Sanders Family by Edward Sanders of Geneva, New York

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A Few New Jersey Genealogy Links
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Search New Jersey Newspapers at NewspaperArchive.com

New Jersey Newspaper Archives at GenealogyBank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 1 – Delaware

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 6 January, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Delaware. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Delaware. If you don’t have any connections to Delaware, find a Delaware resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 1/6/2013 – 1/12/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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I do not have a lot of connections to Delaware. The closest connection to Delaware is my through my Great Uncle Joseph James Sanders.

Joseph James Sanders was the second of eight children of John Charles Sanders and Mary Agnes Fraher. He was born on 21-on Nov-1889 in New Britain, Connecticut. Joseph was married to Margaret Yost on 12-Oct-1911 in Wilmington, New Castle DELAWARE (The connection to Delaware). Joseph was born on 12-Nov-1889 in New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut. He joined the Navy in about 1908. During the 1910 US Federal Census, he is listed as a member of the USS Rhode Island. This is the only relative I’ve ever seen who has been enumerated on board a navy ship.

Below is a snippet from the Delaware Vital records of his Delaware marriage.
James Sanders & Margaret Yost Marriage

Here he is in his sailor’s uniform.

James Joseph Sanders Sailor's uniform

James and Margaret had two children. Edward William Sanders born was 7-Mar-1913 in New Britain, Connecticut. Joseph James Sanders was born on 16-May-1914 also in New Britain, Connecticut.

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The following passage is from notes my dad (William Alfred Sanders) made during a personal interview he had with Theresa M. Sanders . (She was the wife of Edward Sanders who compiled the history of the Sanders Family.) I corrected some grammatical errors and added punctuation to make the passage more readable.

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Joseph James Sr. started working in 1904 at the age of 14. He worked fifty nine hours a week in a machine shop for $3.85 per week. As an apprentice in 1905 at age 15 he made 50 cents per day with a 10 hour day and worked for Corbin Motor Vehicle. He enlisted in the navy in 1908 and spent his first six months at Newport, Rhode Island, training station. In June 1908 he transferred to the USS Prairie, a transport taking 500 sailors and 600 marines to Panama, where he saw them digging the Panama Canal.

He went overland and then boarded the USS Buffalo to San Francisco where he transferred to the battleship USS Illinois for a trip around the world. The route was to Honolulu, Sidney Australia, Melbourne Australia, Aukland New Zealand (then Amoy), China,the Phillipines, Ceylon, Port Said, To Messina in Italy in 1909. In Messina they aided in the rescue of earthquake victims and were awarded the Italian Red Cross Medal. Then on to Gibralter and home to Hampton Roads, Virginia. The crew was selected to participate in the inaugural parade of President William Howard Taft. They then proceeded to Boston, Ma were the Illinois was decommissioned.

He then joined the USS Rhode Island for three winters in Guantanimo Bay in Cuba. when he transferred to the USS Iowa in Philadelphia he took a midshipman cruise to Gibralter, France, Germany and Norway. Later to Queenstown, Ireland and England. Joe left the navy on January 29, 1912 having attained the rank of QM-3C (signalman). After marriage he worked as a lock inspector at Russel & Erwin in New Britain making 9 dollars a week which was a good pay in those days. They moved to Philadelphia in 1915 and Joe went to work as a toolmaker becoming a foreman and staying there for 10 years. He then was employed by Franklin Arsenal of the US Army in 1937 until his retirement in 1954. When he left he was foreman of the Artiliery Tool Room.
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Children of Joseph James Sanders and Margaret Yost
1- Edward William Sanders

2- Joseph James Sanders

Sources:
1- 1900 United States Census: New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: 139; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0213
2- 1910 United States Census: USS Rhode Island, US Navy, Military and Naval Forces; Roll: T624_1784; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0096
3- 1920 United States Census: Philadelphia Ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1625; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 1105
4- 1930 United States Census: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2117; Page: 49A; Enumeration District: 1183
5- 1940 United States Census: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3727; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 51-1271.
6- United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, Joseph James Sanders
7- United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, Joseph James Sanders
8- Photograph in possession of the author, Jim Sanders, Oxford, Connecticut
9- Social Security Death Index: Joseph Sanders, April 1969
10- Ancestry.com. Delaware Marriage Records, 1806-1933 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.
11- Notes from a personal interview William Alfred Sanders had with Theresa M. Sanders (She was the wife of Edward Sanders who compiled the history of the Sanders Family)
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A few Delaware Genealogy Links
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Thankful Thursday: Sanders Fryher Photo Album – part 6

Posted by Jim Sanders on Thursday, 27 December, 2012

Many of my readers of this blog know about the 19th century photo album I acquired. I am very thankful for the woman who rescued my family’s photo album, found me and sent me the family heirloom.

Many of these photos have been posted on Wordless Wednesday or in other blog posts. Here are photos 51 – 60 in order from the album. If you can provide any insight into these photos I would love to hear about it. Perhaps you can estimate the year one of the photos was taken or the age of an individual(s) or even perhaps what event was taken place.

This is an unusual sized photo.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - one woman

This is another unusual sized photo.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - Tin Type Photo - Patrick Fryher-Fraher - Sarah Hayes - before 1900

This is another unusual sized photo.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - carte-de-visite - unknown woman before 1900

This is a tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900

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What can you do with all your old tin type family photos. Make a family history photo album.

This is of Mrs. J. Smith from New Haven, CT
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - two young children - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo -  tin type - prior to 1900

This is a cabinet card photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - religious card

This is another cabinet card photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - business card