02 October 2014

Meglio tardi che mai!

Or... better late than never.

So, how have I passed the time since my last posting? Well, studying Italian language for one thing. Love the duolingo app! Why, might you ask? On the off chance that we go back to Italy for a vacation to visit my husband's family and/or do a bicycle trip to Sicily with the oldest granddaughters.

Other than that, I have been seriously researching my brick wall people for whom I will add details (as much as I know) in the hope that someone out there recognizes them and can offer a bit more information on them. So, in no particular order, since they all are lacking biographies...

Ransom R. Russell - my 3rd great grandfather
b. abt 1796 in Connecticut [perhaps]
d. 31 August 1847 in Prospect, CT, buried in Hillside Cemetery, Naugatuck, CT
m. Loly Terrill/Terrell/Tirrell 27 November 1820 in Waterbury, CT
ch: Lucius, Rufus Gustavus, Henry, Edwin, Henry Dwight, Caroline
He was a CT state representative 1841-1846.
No idea who his parents are.

Loly Terrell[etc] my 3rd great grandmother
b. abt. 1802 in Waterbury, CT
d. 7 August 1874, buried in Hillside Cemetery Naugatuck, CT
m. Ransom R. Russell 27 November 1820 in Waterbury, CT
ch: as above
No idea who her parents are.

Caroline Anne Robinson/Robertson - my 2nd great grandmother
b. abt. 1838 in Nova Scotia
d. ????
m. William (John) Mailman 7 April 1860 at age 22 Tumbling Dam, Lunenburg, NS Canada
ch:Minnie, Howard Brenton, Joseph Archibald, Caroline, Beatrice
step ch: James Albert, Louisa, Eliza, William, Martha, William, Isabella, Albert.
Lived in Mill Village, NS until the 1891 census, then no longer appears. No death info found.
Have not found her in US either, where her three daughters and possibly one or two son(s) emigrated to the Boston area.

Emma Georgina Young - my great grandmother
b. 26 July 1860 in Nova Scotia, Canada
d. 23 July 1947 in Pinellas, FL
m. James Brinton Johnstone (b. in Shelburne, NS img. Winthrop MA) 23 July 1881 in Boston, MA
ch: Maude Sherlock, Blanche Evelyn
She immigrated to the US in 1881.
Her parents are listed on the marriage record as John and Ellen.
They lived in Winthrop, MA for the rest of their lives. They are buried in Reading, MA

Helen Gilpin Sherlock
b. 23 January 1831 poss. Yarmouth, NS Canada
d. 13 July 1906 Winthrop, MA
m. 28 January 1849 James Pervis Johnstone in Shelburne, NS Canada
ch:Eunice, Helen Norah, Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth, James Brinton, Agnes West, Emma A.,
    Emma Maria, Charlotte Mitchell, Frank Sherlock, Addie Yerxa.
No idea who her parents are. Gilpin? Sherlock?
She lived in Winthrop and Chelsea MA, USA

Oh, there are plenty more, but these are the most bothersome at the moment.
If you know anything about any of the above mentioned, please let me know!