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JULY, 1925



Volume 3   LINCOLN, NEBR   Number 3







Genealogical Material Wanted


   THE NEBRASKA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will be glad to consider for Publication in the Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record

    FIRST. Manuscript genealogical records of family lines including record of the original settler in America and the first five succeeding generations of his descendants, provided such material has not been completely published elsewhere, or where such material is a correction of matter previously published. References to printed authorities, giving volume and page should when possible accompany such material.

    SECOND. Manuscript genealogical records of the last four or five generations, accompanied by a transcription of Bible records or tombstone inscriptions to substantiate the dates of birth, death and marriage.

    THIRD. Verified church records including vital records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials.

    FOURTH. Verified transcriptions of old burying ground inscriptions.

    FIFTH. Verified transcriptions of old wills, provided they have not previously published elsewhere.

    SIXTH. Transcriptions of Bible records of single families prior to 1850.

Mrs. William Rogers, Lincoln, Nebr.
Mrs. B. G. Miller, Crete, Nebr.
Mrs. Charles L. Sprague, Beatrice, Nebr.
Mrs. D. O. Cleghorn, Chadron, Nebr.
Mrs. Mary W. Ferris, Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. R. J. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Nebr.
Mr. J. V. Thompson, Uniontown, Pa.
Mrs. S. D. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Nebr.
Mrs. C. R. Peterson, University Place, Nebr.

The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record

Copyrighted July, 1925, by the Nebraska Genealogical Society




No. 3 

     Published by the Nebraska Genealogical Society; issued in quarterly numbers at two dollars a year; single copies seventy-five cents.

     The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record is a magazine of History and Genealogy. Manuscripts, data and queries upon these subjects are solicited and will be given careful consideration.

     Contributors should attach to their manuscripts their full names together with the authority for the statements made therein. Address all correspondence to the managing editor.

     Send all dues to Mrs. C. C. Waldo, Treasurer, 826 South 14th st., Lincoln, Nebr.


Note: The original publication had no table of contents.

Nebraska Genealogical Society, qrtly meeting Apr 1925


Bruce Family Record (VA, KS) gravestones


Bible Record - HOWELL


Ancestry of Lucinda Turner Starr (to Elder Wm Brewster, Mayflower)


Miller (Christian, b Germany to PA, OH)


Carmichael (Archibald, b Scotland to NC, OH, IN, MO, NE)


Ancestry of One Branch of the Calhoun Family in the US (MA, CO, NY, NE, KS)


Van Arsdale Family (NJ, NY)


Rosedale Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ (con't from Jan 1925)


Book Notices


Queries (Blakesley, Hopkins, Spencer, Hart, White)


MRS. E. B. CROWNOVER, Managing Editor
1229 South 27th st., Lincoln, Nebr.

MRS. C. H. JENKINS,'28, 2040 E st., Lincoln, Nebr.
MRS. THEODORE WESTERMAN, '28, Bronxville, N. Y.
MRS. H. B. MARSHALL, '28, Lincoln, Nebr.
MRS. VICTOR F. CLARK, '27, Diller, Nebr.
MRS. B. M. ANDERSON, '27, Omaha, Nebr.
MRS. C. R. PETERSON, '27, University Place, Nebr.
MRS. S. D. KILPATRICK, '26 Beatrice, Nebr.
MRS. Y. A. HINMAN, '26, North Platte. Nebr.

   The Nebraska Genealogical Society met at Lincoln Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Apr. 24, 1925, for luncheon and the regular quarterly meeting. The matter of increasing the number of pages in the Record for the publication of Mrs. Cleghorn's family data, which includes several Mayflower lines, was discussed and referred back to the Editorial Staff for further consideration. Mrs. Spencer resigned as chairman of the Finance Committee. Mrs. Letton read a very interesting and instructive paper on "Architecture of Colonial America."


   In the county line roadway, between Marshall and Washington counties, Kansas, about nineteen miles south of the Nebraska state line, is a small enclosure with a picket fence, containing three graves with the following inscriptions:

   MARTHA, wife of C. H. Bruce, died Dec. 10, 1862, aged 44 yrs., 10 m., 4 days




   GEORGE G., son of C. H. and S. J. Bruce, died Oct. 10, 1880, aged 12 yrs., 4 m., 25 days.
   SARAH O., daughter of C. H. and S. J. Bruce, died Oct. 1, 1879, aged 13 yrs., 7 m., 24 days.

   This family came from Virginia and settled on land adjoining this road, in 1859. Martha Bruce had tuberculosis, and the trip was made on account of her health. They were the earliest settlers in this neighborhood who remained as permanent residents. Children of Charles H. and Martha Bruce were:

Frances, married Douglas Clark James
Marion Agnes Elizabeth, b. abt. 1855-6, married Carlos Hoskins
Minerva, b. Jan. 1858, married Alexander Howard Ella, b. abt. 1860.

Charles H. Bruce married 2nd, 1865, Sarah Cooper. Their children were:

Sarah Olive, born 1866, died 1879.
George G., born 1868, died 1880.
Burdette, born ---

   These people were my neighbors for over twenty years, and the facts above mentioned were either known to me personally or told me by the family. I copied the tombstone records in October, 1924.

Contributed by Mrs. William S. Rogers, Lincoln, Nebr.


Records copied from an old Bible owned by Mrs. Arrietta Howell Tamblyn, Beatrice, Nebraska


    Caleb Howell and Martha Halsey, April 10, 1802.
    Caleb Howell and Abigail Eastman, March 12, 1814.
    Catherine Eliza Howell and Schuyler Goldsmith.
    Mary Sophia Howell and Sigmund Downs, Jan'y 7, 1836.
    Hervy W. Howell and Emily Clark, Nov. 3, 1831.
    Hervy W. Howell and Juliett B. Howell, April 27, 1836.




    Hervy W. Howell and Mrs. Arrietta T. Jones, Jan'y 7, 1844.

    Caleb Howell, born July 8, 1778.
    Martha, his wife, born March 7, 1780 and had issue:

William Halsey Howell, Jan. 5, 1803.
Hervy Woodhul Howell, March 4, 1804.
Catherine Eliza Howell, January 4, 1806.
Mary Sophia Howell, October 28, 1808.
Albert Howell, February 4, 1812.

    Abigail Eastman, born June 6, 1779.
    Hervy W. Howell, born March 4, 1804.
    Emily, his wife, born February 10, 1810, and had issue:

Martha Howell, Sept. 3, 1833.
William Halsey Howell, March 3, 1834.
Thomas Addis Emmet, son of Hervy W. and Juliette B. Howell, born December 11, 1838.
Thomas Addis Emmet Howell, born Dec. 11, 1838.
Arrietta Howell, daughter of Hervy W. Howell and Arrietta Tuthill, born Feb. 17, 1847.

   Juliett Brewster Howell, born May 7, 1807.
    Arrietta Tuthill, born April 23, 1804, married to William S. Jones, June 29, 1826, and had issue:

Julia Phebe Jones, September 24, 1827.
John Patterson Jones, March 31, 1833.
Sara Tuthill Jones, October 27, 1838.

    Martha Howell, August 4, 1812.
    Albert Howell, April 13, 1813.
    Caleb Howell, March 10, 1825.
    Catharine Eliza Goldsmith, September 25, 1850.
    Emily Howell, June 18, 1834.
    Juliette Brewster Howell, Febr. 18, 1844.




    Thomas Addis Emmet Howell, October 13, 1844.
    Arrietta Tuthill Howell, May 15, 1851.
    Hervy W. Howell, May 8, 1860.
    William Halsey Howell, July 7, 1875.

Contributed by Mrs. S. D. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Neb.


The following records are in the possession of Mrs. T. A. Woodward of Beatrice, Nebraska

   Elder William1 Brewster came on Mayflower to Plymouth, Mass., December 16, 1620. Born about 1566-7 at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England. Died at Plymouth, April 10, 1644. Wife Mary, born about 1569, died April 17, 1627.

   Their son, Jonathan2, born at Scrooby, Aug. 12, 1593; died at New London, Aug. 7, 1659. Married April 10, 1624, Lucretia Oldham, died March 4, 1678.

   Their daughter Elizabeth3 Brewster, born May 1, 1637; died 1708. Married Sept. 7, 1653, Peter Bradley, died April 3, 1662.

   Their daughter Hannah4 Bradley, born Sept. 17, 1656. Married Andrew Lester, born Dec. 26, 1664.

   Their daughter Hannah5 Lester, born July 19, 1685. Married Sept. 7, 1708, James Forsyth.

   Ruth3 Brewster (daughter of Jonathan2 and Lucretia), born Oct. 3, 1631; died Apr. 30, 1677. Married March 14, 1651, John Picket, died Aug. 6, 1667.

   Their daughter Mercy4 Picket, born Jan. 16, 1660-1. Married Nov. 1, 1682, Samuel Forsdick.

   Their daughter Ann5 Forsdick, born Dec. 8, 1691. Married Thomas Latham, born July 30, 1693, died Aug. 23, 1747.

   Timothy6 Forsyth (son of Hannah5 and James Forsyth) married Ruth Latham, born Feb. 13, 1718, died May 15, 1796 (daughter of Ann and Thomas Latham). Date of marriage not found, but the marriage is proved by action in partition of lands of father, Thomas Latham, deceased, in which they are parties, as Timothy Forsyth and Ruth Forsyth, his wife. Also


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