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Volume 4   LINCOLN, NEBR   Number 4










Miss Mabel Lindly
1715 South Twentieth Street
Lincoln, Nebraska


Mrs. William Rogers '29

Mrs. H. B. Marshall '28

Mrs. D. O. Cleghorn '29

Mrs. Victor F. Clark '27

Mrs. C. H. Jenkins '28

Mrs. B. M. Anderson '27

Mrs. Theodore Westermann '28

Mrs. Y. A. Hinman '29


Note: The original publication had no table of contents.

Nebraska Genealogical Society


Unthank Family


Carter and Badger Families


Carter and Badger Families continued on page


Ancestry and Posterity of Abner White--Continued


First Marriages on Record in North Platte, Nebraska




Mayflower Line from John and Priscilla Alden


Barrington, New Hampshire


   The Record is issued quarterly on the first of January, April, July and October. Terms: two dollars a year in advance. Subscriptions should be sent to Mrs. C. C. Waldo, treasurer, 826 South Fourteenth Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.


The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record

Copyrighted October, 1926, by the Nebraska Genealogical Society 



No. 4


   The Nebraska Genealogical Society, realizing that the responsibility of connecting the past with the present rests upon the people of the Middle West, is endeavoring to interest the individual in finding the missing links.

   Whenever a member of an eastern family moved westward, the family chain was broken, and many times that particular link was lost, since the chief record was the family Bible.

   It is our duty to collect and preserve these records which form the basis of all genealogical work including the production of family histories. Without them all our ancestral lines would end a few generations back in a hopeless tangle.

   Originally in this country such records were kept only by inscriptions on gravestones, by entries in family Bibles, by church records and by the filing of records in a few instances with town clerks. Even though these records were scattered, inaccessible and lacking in permanence, they are invaluable to the historian and biographer of today. Without these records it would be impossible to trace our family lines. Is it not our duty to keep a better record for succeeding generations?

   In the United States, genealogy was generally neglected until the latter part of the nineteenth century, when the organization of patriotic, State and colonial societies aroused an interest in genealogy. This interest has given birth to most of our town histories whereby material invaluable to succeeding generations is being preserved.

   It is important that. a correct genealogical record of every family be kept in order to prevent controversies in regard to heirship and fraudulent distributions of property.



   One after another our States are passing "registration" laws providing that all records of births, deaths, marriages and divorces occurring throughout the State after the passage of the act be filed at the capital. In addition to this, New Hampshire statutes provide for the collection of the older vital records, antedating the registration act. The New Hampshire law requires the town and city clerks to file transcripts of all the old vital records in their custody running back to the earliest colonial times with the Registrar of Vital Statistics at Concord.

   In 1910, Vermont enacted a law similar to that of New Hampshire. In addition to the ordinary records kept by the town clerks, the Vermont statutes covered church records and gravestone inscriptions bearing dates earlier than 1870. The object of the law of 1910 and its amendments was to compel the filing of all missing records from the earliest time to 1870, so as to complete the different family records.

   Nebraska has a registration law but does not have a statute providing for the collection and preservation of the old vital records. The Nebraska Genealogical Society is therefore urging that the citizens of our State make an effort to collect gravestone inscriptions bearing a birth date antedating 1850, to copy court records of marriages and divorces previous to 1904 when our registration law went into effect, to visit your court house and make abstracts of wills giving the name of the maker of the will, the date when the will was made, when and where it was probated, the name of the wife, if given, and the names of the children and other relatives mentioned in the will, to copy birth and death records found in the office of your town and county clerks, and to collect old Bible records. Send these data, to the Nebraska Genealogical Society, where they will be filed in such a way that they will be accessible to all who desire to use them, and where they will be preserved for succeeding generations. Whenever it is practical, the data



will be published in the Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record.

   Do not hoard the material which you have acquired, even though it has cost you time and money. Your children may not be as interested in it as you are and after you are gone, unless there is a permanent record of it, it may soon be lost to succeeding generations.


Mrs. William Rogers, Studley, Kan.
Mrs. Charles L. Sprague, Beatrice, Neb.
Mrs. D. O. Cleghorn, Chadron, Neb.
Mrs. Charles Best, Studley, Kansas.


Mrs. R. J. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Neb.
Mrs. J. V. Thompson, Uniontown, Pa.
Mrs. S. D. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Neb.
Mrs. C. R. Peterson, University Place, Neb.


Mrs. Samuel Avery, President, 1310 R Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mrs, R. J. Kilpatrick, First Vice-President, Beatrice, Nebraska
Mrs. E. B. Crownover, Second Vice-president, 1237 South 27th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mrs. A. R. Congdon, Recording Secretary, 359 North 33rd Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mrs. C. R. Peterson, Corresponding Secretary, Box 23, University Place, Nebraska
Mrs. C. C. Waldo, Treasurer, 826 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Neb.
Mrs. C. S. Paine, Librarian, Station A, Lincoln, Nebraska
Miss Mabel Lindly, Editor, 1715 South 20th Street, Lincoln, Neb.


Mrs. M. M. Fogg, Finance Committee, 1540 South 21st Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mrs. C. C. Waldo, Genealogical Research, 826 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mrs. W. S. Whitten, Publicity, 1624 South 23rd Street, Lincoln



   The Unthank family was founded in England with the family seat at Intewood Hall, County of Norfolk. The Unthank family long seated at Unthank of the County of Northumberland, England, was founded by Thomas Unthank in 1568. 



   The family was represented at the close of the seventeenth century by Robert Unthank Esq. of Unthank, Northumberlandshire, England. His will, dated March 27, 1694, requested that he be buried in the chapel of the parish church of Aluham beside his ancestors. By his wife, Jane, he had the following children: Edward, Elizabeth, Thomas and Rebecca.

   The family coat of arms was Or, Gu between two crescents in the pale of the crest and as many griffins head arased in Fesse Sa. Motto: Esta Sempre Fidelis. Seal: Intewood Hall, Norwick, England.

   Major William Clement Joseph William Unthank of Intewood Hall, County of Norfolk, England, was born August 18, 1847, married 1873. He was captain of the seventeenth lancers and justice of the peace for Norfolk County.

   The family history in America tells of William Unthank, who served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain John K. Smith's company, in Colonel Calvin Smith's (late Wiggleworth's) regiment, continental army pay account for May 15, 1777 to May 12, 1780. Residence, South Bourough. It also tells of Captain Aaron Unthank, Haynes County, who served in Edward Wigglesworth's regiment, May 15, 1777. He enlisted for three years and was reported sick in the general hospital.

   The Unthank family, when they came over from England, settled in North Carolina, then drifted north to Massachusetts and Vermont. Our branch of the family moved to Indiana and settled near Richmond, Winchester and Fort Wayne. My father was born at Newport and attended school there. My grandfather and family emigrated from Indiana to Nebraska and homesteaded in Nebraska near Bell Creek, which is now Arlington. My grandfather, John A. Unthank, was a member of the Nebraska Territorial Legislature. John A. Unthank married Mary Jane Curtis, daughter of Samuel Curtis, who served as captain with Lincoln in the Blackhawk War, and as lieutenant colonel

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