Descendants of William Sweeny of Chester, PA

Chester, PA, near Philadelphia, is no longer the best area to live, but used to be a thriving city where many of my ancestors originated from.

Descendants of Anthony Chamness

Chamness Family of Williamson County, Illinois

The Death of Sergeant James Alfred Taylor

Cape Charles, Virginia police sergeant dies from a gunshot would trying to capture a killer.

John Sweeny of Lewes, Sussex, Delaware

John Sweeny could be the father of William Sweeny of Chester, PA. John's will leaves William out, but does that mean he is not his father?

Free Pedigree Chart - 5 Generation

Free 5 Generation Pedigree Chart...

Fallen officer memorialized, almost a century later

Kenneth Taylor, Larry Taylor, Dave Taylor
Fallen officer memorialized, almost a century later (LINK)


Source: Easter Shore News (The Daily Times)

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Review of the Sea Gate Bed and Breakfast


I recently stayed at the Sea Gate Bed and Breakfast for a memorial Service I attended in Cape Charles, VA. My second great grandfather was killed in 1918 while working as a police officer in the town. He had not been remembered until recently.

The bed and breakfast is wonderfully located just off the beaches of Cape Charles. The house was built in 1912 and has ample space for several guests. 

The BB has a wonderful porch to sit on and the house is appropriately decorated to match the old town of Cape Charles. It is also within walking distance to the “Main St.” of Cape Charles, which is Mason Ave. There are small shops and eateries on Mason Ave. 

Every morning you are served a wonderful breakfast by the owner of the BB that surpasses any breakfast you would get at a normal hotel or somewhere like Denny’s. During your breakfast you can read the newspaper while listening to soft classical music. I really cannot express to you how nice the breakfast was. 

I stayed in the Blue Room, which had it’s own bathroom (shower), queen bed, TV (cable), reading chair, desk, night stands and plenty of mirrors. 

The owner is very kind and is very easy to talk to. If you are going to stay in Cape Charles, VA, The Sea Gate Bed and Breakfast is a great place to stay. 

www.seagatebb.com

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3 Shot by Negro at Cape Charles

Police Sergeant Taylor's wounds Critical - Sailors Guard Town
Special to the Washington Post

Cape Charles, VA., Nov 29, [1918] - James Nottingham, aged 29, was shot through the groin, and Artis Scott, aged 21, was shot through the leg at a negro dance hall here last night. Nottingham's condition is serious. Both are colored mess attendants at the Cherrystone Naval Base. Nottingham's home is in Norfolk, where he was taken for treatment. The shooting, which is said to have resulted over the jealousy of a woman, was done by Jerry Warren, a negro.

Early this morning a squad of sailors from the naval base, headed by Ogden Lescallette, a warrant officer from the naval base, and town police sergeant, James Taylor, started in search of Warren. While the sailors stood on guard the officers entered a house in the negro settlement which was known as the negro's rendezvous. As Sergt. Taylor entered a room Warren opened fire. Taylor was shot through the arm, leg and stomach, the bullet passing through his body. His conditional is critical.

As the negro was making his getaway Officer Lescallette shot the gun from his hand. Picking up the weapon the negro fled. Although sailors pursued, firing as they ran, he succeeded in escaping. As the negro is believed to be in hiding here the town is being guarded by a cordon of sailors and marines. Sergt. Taylor has done police duty in this town for fifteen years, and is well known on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Officer Lescallette is a native of Crisfield, Md.

Source: The Washington Post (1877-1922); Nov 30, 1918; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877-1993) pg. 3

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Warren to Die in Chair

Convicted of Murder of Sergt. J. A. Taylor at Cape Charles 
Special to the Washington Post

Cape Charles, VA., Dec 21, [1918] - Jerry Warren, who shot and killed Sergt. James A. Taylor on thanksgiving and was captured several days later in Wilmington, Del., was tried here yesterday and, upon a verdict of first degree murder, was sentenced to die in the electric chair on June 25 next.

Source: The Washington Post (1877-1922); Dec 22, 1918; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877-1993) pg. 7

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Benjamin B. Bouchelle Obituary - 1927

BENJ. B. BOUCHELLE
Benjamin B. Bouchelle, a former resident of this city, died this morning after some months illness and the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Bowles of 3424 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. An operation over a year ago caused the ill effects from which Mr. Bouchelle died at the age of 70.
He was a member of the Chester Council, No. 36 _ of _ A. and also the Philadelphia Electric Quarter Century Club.
He is survived by his sons and daughters, Mrs. Bowles, Miss Marie Bouchelle of Philadelphia; Paul Bouchelle, Mrs. Charles Sweeny and Mrs. Florence Hoffecker, of Chester, and Benjamin Bouchelle, of Bortondale. For many years he was employed at the Beacon Light Company plant.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Hoffecker, at 1616 Upland St., this city. Internment will be private.

Ella C. Bouchelle Obituary - 1945

MRS. ELLA C. BOUCHELLE
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Clever Bouchelle, 75, formerly of Chester, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Bowles, 3440 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Friday, will be held in Philadelphia at the convenience of the family.
Mrs. Bouchelle, widow of Benjamin Bouchelle, formerly employed here by the Philadelphia Electric Company, was born and raised in this city, moving to Philadelphia about 20 years ago. Survivors include, in addition to Mrs. Bowles, two other daughters, Mrs. William Hoffecker, of 200 Garvin Boulevard, Sharon Hill, and Mrs. Ella Sweeny, 1401 Melrose avenue, this city, and a son, Benjamin, of West Grove.

Sarah H. Sweeny Obituary - 1924

SWEENY-On July 8th, 1924. Sarah H., beloved wife of Charles R. Sweeny. The Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Friday after-noon at 2 o'clock, from the residence of her son-in-law, A. R. Mahoney, 809 West Fifth Street. Friends may call on Thursday evening.
Internment at Lawn Croft Cemetery.

Fallen Officer Memorial Dedication Service

In Memory of Sergeant James A. Taylor
October 10, 2012, 2:00 PM

Sergeant James A. Taylor was a well-known and very efficient police officer in the Town of Cape Charles who was shot and killed by Jerry Warren, a man he was attempting to arrest. Warren was wanted for a double shooting that took place on Thursday night, November 28, 1918.  Warren fled into a home on Jefferson Avenue.  On Friday morning, November 29, 1918, Sergeant Taylor entered the home where Warren was hiding to make the arrest.  Warren opened fire striking Sgt. Taylor in the arm, leg, and the fatal wound to his abdomen.  Sgt. Taylor left behind a wife and eight children. 

Sergeant Taylor gave his life to protect the citizens of Cape Charles and this would be even more tragic if he is forgotten.

Cape Charles Police Department, Virginia
End of Watch: Friday, November 29, 1918

A dedication service will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Central Park.  Please join the Town of Cape Charles, Sergeant Taylor’s relatives and law enforcement family for the dedication service.

Sweeny Family Mini Reunion 2012


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VitalChek Review

VtialChek is becoming a popular place to place orders for family birth/death certificates and other important family historical documents. With ancestor research becoming more and more popular, VitalChek has been very busy.

My first order with VitalChek was ordering my great great grandfathers death certificate. I use the standard mail service and had the death certificate mailed within a couple months. The estimated processing time in the order confirmation email is not accurate, so please do not expect the document within the time they estimate. I then tried to use there expedited service using UPS. It has been about a month past the estimated processing time and I still have not received the death certificate. I called VitalChek who then refered me to State of Pennsylvania vital records section. So, needlesstosay I thought I have just started a phone tag session. I was then told that they will have to check on the status and they would get back with me. There seems to be no quick fix to mailing the peice of paper to me, even though I paid the expedited shipping (Order was $38.00).

Once I get this resolved, I will be asking for a shipping cost refund from VitalChek.

Cost for expedited service: $38.00
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Reccomendation: If your state has a vial records section, just go straight to them and order the record. There is no need to order through VitalChek. Yes, it is convenient, but not necessary. Also, do not use the expedited service, as it is useless and a big money maker.

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Who is the father of Elizabeth Higgins?


Elizabeth Higgins

Meyers/Higgins

(Anything in this particular type of [ ] is my opinion.)

Note: webpage is in reverse chronological order



On January 8, 1894, Elizabeth Theresa Higgins and James Alfred Taylor are married by Father Mickle in Northampton County, Virginia.

The county records read:
    Lillie Higgins is 17 years old, single, and was born in Delaware.
    There is no mention of parents. She has consent of her guardian; no name is given.

    James A. Taylor is a 36 year old widower.
    He was born in Delaware, and his parents are Charles and Huldah A. Taylor.

  Elizabeth Higgins's early life is sketchy. Her family knows only a few details as follows:
    She was born in Wilmington, Delaware.
    She had a brother named Ned [a nickname for Edward].
    She was raised by an aunt until the age of 4.
    She was placed in St. Peter's Orphanage in Wilmington, Delaware.
    About the age of 10, she lived with a family, possibly named Myers, in Cape Charles, Virginia.
There is an Elizabeth Ann Myers called Lillie Higgins in the records of St. Peter's Orphanage:
    From old orphanage records:
      Born in Wilmington--came to orphanage on 2/26/84 at the age of nine years.
      Mother--Catherine Myers, placed in orphanage by cousin--just called "Higgins"
      Baptised St Peter's Cathedral ---4/1/75

    From the baptismal register---
      Elizabeth Ann Myers -- Born 3/7/75
      Baptised 4/1/75 -- Mother, Catherine Myers, Philadelphia ---- no father listed
      Godparent: Charlotte M. Higgins
      Rev. M.A. McGraw

    From the confirmation register:
      5/20/88 Elizabeth--(Theresa) by Rt. Rev. Curtis, DD


I have chosen as a possible relation, Charles Higgins, as best fitting this information because:
    The 1880 census shown below lists both Edward and Elizabeth Higgins.
    His wife's maiden name was Charlotte Myers.

    Charlotte Higgins died of consumption (tuberculosis) on November 2_, 1883 in Wilmington, Delaware when the Elizabeth Higgins in the census would have been nearly 4 years old.



1910 Federal Census

709 Washington Street, 52nd? District, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, S.D. Delaware, E.D. 91, p. 175, 709-203-203, April 22, 1910
    Walter Simmons 
                        57? year old widowed white male born in Delaware and is head of family
                            His father and mother were born in Delaware.
                            He is a wage earner, a salesman in hardware.
                            He rents his home.
                            He can read and write, and he speaks English.

                                Shallotte Higgins
                                  38 year old single white female born in Delaware and is Walter's nurse
                                  Her father and mother were born in Delaware.
                                  She is a wage earner who works as a house keeper.
                                  She can read and write, and she speaks English 

                               Charles J. Higgins dies April 25, 1906 at the Southern Branch, National Home for D.V.S., Hampton, Virginia.



                              1900 Federal Census

                              510 Travel, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, S.D. 27, E.D. 12, 510-38-45, June 4, 1900
                                Charles Gilmore
                                  35? year old single white male born March 1865? in Delaware and is a LodgerH
                                  His father and mother were born in Delaware.
                                  He is a bartender unemployed 0 months.
                                  He owns his home free of mortgage.
                                  He can read and write, and he speaks English.
                                Charles Shulk?
                                  34 year old widowed white male born April 1866 in Delaware and is a lodger
                                  His father and mother were born in Pennsylvania.
                                  He is a machinist unemployed 3 months.
                                  He can read and write, and he speaks English.
                                Charles Higgins
                                  54 year old widowed white male born May 1846? in Delaware and is a lodger
                                  His father and mother were born in Ireland.
                                  He is a painter unemployed 7 months.
                                  He can read and write, and he speaks English.
                                William Eakins
                                  39 year old widowed white male born October 1860? in Delaware and is a lodger
                                  His father was born in Ireland; his mother was born in Delaware.
                                  He is a machinist unemployed 4 months.
                                  He can read and write and speaks English.
                              709 Washington Street, 5th Ward, Wilmington, Wilmington Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, 709-63-69, June 2, 1900

                              Walter T. Simmons
                                45 year old married white male born October 1854 in Delaware
                                His father and mother were born in Delaware.
                                He has been married 21 years and is head of family.
                                He is a salesman in hardware and has been unemployed 0 months.
                                He rents his home.
                                He can read and write, and he speaks English.
                              Cordelia Simmons
                                47 year old married white female born August 1852 in Pennsylvania and is Walter's wife
                                Her father and mother were born in Pennsylvania.
                                She has been married 21 years and has had 1 child who is still living.
                                She can read and write, and she speaks English
                              Robert W. Simmons
                                20 year old single white male born November 1879 and is Walter's son
                                His father was born in Delaware; his mother was born in Pennsylvania.
                                He is a steel tool maker who has been unemployed 0 months.
                                He can read and write, and he speaks English.
                              Charlotte Higgins
                                30 year old single white female born in Delaware and is Walter's niece [Cordelia's sister and Charlotte's daughter]
                                Her father was born in Delaware; her mother was born in Pennsylvania.
                                She can read and write, and she speaks English


                                  Wilmington City Directory 1889, p. 430
                                  David R. Myers, shoemaker, h 12 Maryland av
                                  David S. Myers, shoemaker G. K. & F., bds 12 Maryland av



                                1880 Federal Census

                                Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, S.D. 16, E.D. 71, page 3, _-29-30, June 1, 1880

                                Charles Higgins  
                                  35 year old married white male born in Delaware
                                  His father and mother were born in Ireland.
                                  He is a painter.
                                  Relationship to the head of family is blank.
                                Charlotte M Higgins
                                  33 year old married white female born in Pennsylvania.
                                  Her father and mother were born in Pennsylvania.
                                  She is Charles's wife and keeps house.
                                Charles R. Higgins
                                  14 year old single white male born in Delaware and is Charles's son
                                  His father was born in Delaware; his mother was born in Pennsylvania.
                                  His occupation is At School; he attended school within the year.
                                Charlotte T Higgins
                                  12 year old single white female born in Delaware and is Charles's daughter
                                  Her father was born in Delaware; her mother was born in Pennsylvania.
                                  Her occupation is At School; she attended school within the year.
                                John W Higgins
                                  7 year old single white male born in Delaware and is Charles's son
                                  His father was born in Delaware; his mother was born in Pennsylvania.
                                  His occupation is At School; he attended school within the year.
                                Edward T Higgins
                                  5 year old single white male born in Delaware and is Charles's son
                                  His father was born in Delaware; his mother was born in Pennsylvania.
                                  Occupation is blank.
                                Joseph Higgins
                                  2 year old single white male born in Delaware and is Charles's son
                                  His father was born in Delaware; his mother was born in Pennsylvania.
                                  Occupation is blank.
                                Elizabeth A Higgins
                                  6 month old single white female born in December in Delaware and is listed as Charles's daughter
                                  Her father was born in Delaware; her mother was born in Pennsylvania.

                                Ring Street, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, S.D. 16, E.D. 14, ?-280-366, June 9, 1880

                                Walter Simmons
                                  28? year old white married male born in Delaware and is a boarder
                                  His father and mother were born in Delaware.
                                  He is a clerk in a hardware store.
                                Delia Simmons
                                  20 year old white married female born in Pennsylvania and is Walter's wife
                                  Her father and mother were born in Pennsylvania.
                                Robert Simmons
                                  7? month old white male born in Delaware in September? and is Walter's son
                                  His father was born in Delaware; his mother was born in Pennsylvania.



                                1870 Federal Census

                                Wilmington, Section Division 25, New Castle County, Delaware, 1579-1612, June 22, 1870

                                David Meyers
                                  26 year old white male born in Pennsylvania
                                  He works in shoe factory and has $200 in personal estate.
                                  He is a male citizen of the U.S. of 21 years and upwards.
                                Sarah Myers
                                  23 year old white female born in Delaware
                                  She keeps house.
                                David S Myers
                                  2 year old white male born in Delaware
                                  He is At Home.


                                Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, page 220, 383-1616, Post Office Wilmington, Delaware, June 22, 1870

                                Charles Higgins 
                                  26 year old white male born in Delaware
                                  He is a painter who has no real estate and $200 in personal estate.
                                Charlotte M Higgins
                                  23 year old white female born in Pennsylvania
                                  She keeps house.
                                Charles R. Higgins
                                  4 year old white male born in Delaware
                                  Occupation - At Home
                                Charlotte T Higgins
                                  2 year old single white female born in Delaware
                                  Occupation - At Home
                                Carnella [Cordelia] Myers
                                  17 year old white female born in Pennsylvania.
                                  Occupation - At Home


                                Charles J. Higgins enlists March 13, 1865 in Wilmington, Delaware and serves in the Eighth Regiment of the Delaware Infantry.

                                He receives an honorable discharge July 12, 1865 at Mummins? Hill, Virginia.



                                Charles Higgins and Charlotte Myers marry October 9, 1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



                                1860 Federal Census

                                Christiana Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, p. 97, 719-713, June 29, 1860

                                John A Meyers 
                                  38 year old male born in Massachusetts?
                                  He is a shoe maker who has $3,000 in real estate and $200 in personal estate.
                                David Myers
                                  17 year old male born in Pennsylvania
                                  He is an App[rentice] to shoe maker
                                Charlotte Myers
                                  13 year old female born in Pennsylvania
                                  She attended school within the year.
                                Cordelia Myers
                                  7 year old female born in Pennsylvania
                                  She attended school within the year.
                                Catherine Myers
                                  5 year old female born in Pennsylvania

                                Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, page 7, 344-360, June 7, 1860 Luke Higgins
                                  Male born in Delaware
                                  He is a painter with no real estate and $500 in personal estate.
                                Catherine Higgins
                                  25 year old female born in Delaware
                                Elizabeth Higgins
                                  6 year old female born in Delaware
                                Mary E. Higgins
                                  10/12 year old female born in Delaware
                                Louiza Higgins
                                  54 year old female born in Ireland
                                  Occupation - No
                                  She has $2,500 in real estate and $200 in personal estate.


                                  In the same dwelling but given as a different family (361):
                                    Willim (sic) Thomas
                                      35 year old male born in Wales
                                      He is a blacksmith with no real estate and $100 in personal estate.
                                    May ant (sic) Thomas
                                      44 year old female born in Wales
                                    Sarah Ann (sic)
                                      13 year old female born in Wales
                                    James Higgins
                                      20 year old male born in Delaware
                                      He is a painter with no real estate or personal estate.
                                    Charles Higgins
                                      15 year old male born in Delaware
                                      He is a Ap Mch [apprentice mechanic] with no real estate or personal estate.
                                    Catharine Higgins
                                      10 year old female born in Delaware
                                    John McCormack
                                      35 year old male born in Ireland
                                      He is a laborer with no real estate or personal estate.
                                    George Clark
                                      21 year old male born in Ireland
                                      He is a laborer with no real estate or personal estate.
                                      Race is not marked.



                                  1850 Federal Census

                                  South Ward Kensington, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, p. 430, 382-463, August 1, 1850

                                  John A. Meyers 
                                    27 year old male born in Pennsylvania?
                                    He is a cordwiner who can not read or write.
                                  Henryetta Myers
                                    20 year old female born in Maryland
                                    She can not read or write.
                                  David Myers
                                    6 year old male born in Pennsylvania
                                    He attended school within the year.
                                  Charlote Myers
                                    2 year old female born in Pennsylvania
                                  Pheobey A. Myers
                                    9 month old female born in Pennsylvania
                                  Joseph Walls
                                    24 year old male born in Ireland
                                    He is a cordwine (sic).

                                  Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, page 6, 75-81, July 9, 1850

                                  James Higgins 
                                    45 year old male born in Ireland
                                    He is a Lab [laborer] with $1,300 of real estate.
                                  Catherine M Higgins
                                    42 year old female born in Ireland
                                  James Higgins
                                    10 year old male born in Delaware
                                  Mary Higgins
                                    13 year old female born in Delaware
                                  Charles Higgins
                                    5 year old male born in Delaware
                                  Catherine E Higgins
                                    9 month old female born in Delaware

                                  Race was not marked.



                                  1840 Federal Census

                                  Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware 

                                  James Higgins 

                                  Males (Number of males by ages)
                                    1 male under 5 [James], 1 male 5 - 10, 1 male 30 - 40 [James]
                                  Females (Number of females by ages)
                                    1 female under 5 [Mary], 1 female 30 - 40 [Catherine]




                                  Sources:
                                      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~adriengrove/Higgins.htm

                                      Certified transcription of marriage certificate for Charlotte Myers and Charles Higgins No. 128 / 13483, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                                      Physicians' Certificate of a Death for Charlotte Higgins, 1883 Death Record Vol. F Page#9, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Department of State, Hall of Records, Dover, Delaware

                                      Military and pension records of Charles Higgins
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                                    Hillesheim Family Photograph - abt.1898

                                    
                                    Hilleshiem Family Photo abt. 1898
                                    1. Joseph Anthony
                                    2. Clara Maria
                                    3. Christopher Arnold
                                    4. Peter Alexander
                                    5. Katherine Anna (Sister M. Huberta)
                                    6. Bertha Amanda
                                    7. Christina Anna
                                    8. Bernard Hubert
                                    9. John Henry
                                    10. Josephine Maria
                                    11. Frank Anthony
                                    12. Barbara Marie
                                    13. Florian
                                    14. Rose Margaret
                                    15. Agatha Clara
                                    16. Henry Aloysius

                                    Source: Roots & Relatives Remembered

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                                    Charles Roe Sweeny Probationer Record

                                    Residence: 603 North St., Chester, PA
                                    Date Received: February 10, 1884
                                    Received by: W. J. Paxson
                                    When and How Baptized: February 24, 1884 - Sprinkling
                                    When and How Disposed of: September 7, 1884 - Received into full membership.

                                    William Sweeny and Catharine Ann Roe Marriage Record

                                    Date: April 29, 1840
                                    Place: St. James Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
                                    Reverend: Unknown
                                    Notes: Williams last name is spelled "Sweney"

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                                    Descendants of Spencer Hanks



                                    Generation 1

                                    1.
                                    Spencer Hanks-1[1] was born on 18 Jun 1819 in Tennessee[1]. He died on 19 Jun 1872.


                                    Mary Jane Sims was born in 1827.


                                    Spencer Hanks and Mary Jane Sims married.They had the following children:



                                    i.
                                    John W. Hanks was born in 1850.



                                    ii.
                                    Sarah J. Hanks was born in 1852.



                                    iii.
                                    C F Hanks was born in 1854.



                                    iv.
                                    Lily A. Hanks was born in 1857.


                                    2.
                                    v.
                                    Samuel T. Hanks[2, 3, 4] was born on 30 Jan 1860 in Williamson , Illinois[2, 3, 4]. He died on 27 Feb 1948 in Williamson , Illinois.


                                    Generation 2

                                    2.
                                    Samuel T. Hanks-2 (Spencer-1)[2, 3, 4] was born on 30 Jan 1860 in Williamson , Illinois[2, 3, 4]. He died on 27 Feb 1948 in Williamson , Illinois.


                                    Samuel T. Hanks and Susan Motsinger
                                    Susan Katherine Motsinger daughter of Jefferson Motsinger and Nancy M. Keaster was born on 23 Sep 1864 in Williamson , Illinois. She died on 24 Aug 1948 in Williamson , Illinois.


                                    Samuel T. Hanks and Susan Katherine Motsinger married.They had the following children:


                                    3.
                                    i.
                                    Oscar Thomas Hanks[5, 6, 7, 8, 9] was born on 01 Dec 1882 in Williamson , Illinois[5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. He married Emma Marie Reese in 1906. He died on 30 Mar 1971 in Williamson , Illinois[6].



                                    ii.
                                    Bosala Hanks was born in 1888.



                                    iii.
                                    Arsesna Hanks was born in 1889.



                                    iv.
                                    Hersel Hanks was born in 1896.



                                    v.
                                    Hazle Hanks was born in 1897.



                                    vi.
                                    Alonzo L. Hanks was born on 17 Jan 1898. He died on 01 Jul 1988.



                                    vii.
                                    Cecil W. Hanks was born in 1905.


                                    Generation 3

                                    3.
                                    Oscar Thomas Hanks-3 (Samuel T.-2, Spencer-1)[5, 6, 7, 8, 9] was born on 01 Dec 1882 in Williamson , Illinois[5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. He died on 30 Mar 1971 in Williamson , Illinois[6].


                                    Emma Marie Reese daughter of Frederick W. Reese and Sophia Dralle was born on 20 Oct 1888 in Marion, Illinois. She died on 19 Mar 1948 in Williamson , Illinois.


                                    Oscar Thomas Hanks and Emma Marie Reese were married in 1906.They had the following children:



                                    i.
                                    Pearl Hanks was born in 1909.



                                    ii.
                                    May Hanks was born in 1910.



                                    iii.
                                    William Hanks was born in 1912.



                                    iv.
                                    Louie Hanks was born in 1914.


                                    4.
                                    v.
                                    Mary Alberta Hanks was born on 19 Aug 1915 in Williamson , Illinois. She married Orville Arno Hill on 09 Jan 1932 in Marion, Illinois. She died on 13 Sep 2005 in Marion, Illinois.



                                    vi.
                                    Loudery Hanks was born in 1921.



                                    vii.
                                    Louise Hanks was born in 1925.



                                    viii.
                                    Earnest Hanks was born in 1928.


                                    Generation 4

                                    4.
                                    Mary Alberta Hanks-4 (Oscar Thomas-3, Samuel T.-2, Spencer-1) was born on 19 Aug 1915 in Williamson , Illinois. She died on 13 Sep 2005 in Marion, Illinois.


                                    Orville Arno Hill son of Milo Neely Hill and Mary Etta Blackburn[10] was born on 21 Jul 1908 in Williamson, Illinois[10]. He died on 01 Apr 1989 in Marion, Illinois[10].


                                    Orville Arno Hill and Mary Alberta Hanks were married on 09 Jan 1932 in Marion, Illinois.They had the following children:


                                    5.
                                    i.
                                    Roberta June Hill[11] was born on 09 Nov 1932 in Marion County, Illinois[11]. She married Theron Simmons Jr. on 28 Dec 1952 in Marion, Illinois. She died on 02 Nov 2006 in Oswego, Illinois[11].



                                    ii.
                                    Orville Eugene Hill was born on 03 Dec 1933 in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, USA. He died on 30 May 1976 in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, USA.



                                    iii.
                                    Kathern Hill was born on LIVING in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, USA.

                                    Descendants of Peter Cleaver



                                    Generation 1

                                    1.
                                    Peter Cleaver-1[1, 2] was born about 1667 in Germany. He died on 11 Nov 1727 in Bristol, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA.


                                    Ella M. Bouchelle
                                    Catherine 'Gertrud' Schumacher daughter of Peter Phillip Schumacher and Sarah Hendricks was born about 1670 in Germany. She died in 1727 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


                                    Peter Cleaver and Catherine 'Gertrud' Schumacher were married on 27 May 1695.They had the following children:


                                    2.
                                    i.
                                    John Cleaver was born about 1705 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Elizabeth Levering Taylor in 1729. He died in 1773 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    ii.
                                    Chistina Cleaver was born in 1695 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    iii.
                                    Peter Cleaver was born on 28 Oct 1697 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    iv.
                                    Derrick Cleaver was born about 1702 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    v.
                                    Isaac Cleaver was born on 20 Feb 1713 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    vi.
                                    Agnes Cleaver. She died on 12 Aug 1757 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    vii.
                                    Eve Cleaver was born in Pennsylvania, USA.


                                    Generation 2

                                    2.
                                    John Cleaver-2 (Peter-1) was born about 1705 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in 1773 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


                                    Elizabeth Levering Taylor daughter of William Levering.


                                    Notes for Elizabeth Levering Taylor:
                                    General Notes:
                                    She was the widow of an Unknown Taylor.


                                    John Cleaver and Elizabeth Levering Taylor were married in 1729.They had the following children:


                                    3.
                                    i.
                                    Peter Cleaver was born on 01 Mar 1732 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Sarah Bacon on 24 Jul 1755. He died on 14 May 1819 in Delaware, USA.



                                    ii.
                                    Elizabeth Cleaver was born about 1730 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    iii.
                                    Mary Cleaver was born before 1764 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    iv.
                                    William Cleaver was born on 20 Mar 1765 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    v.
                                    Sarah Cleaver was born about 1737 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    vi.
                                    John Cleaver was born about 1743 in Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    vii.
                                    Hannah Cleaver.


                                    Generation 3

                                    3.
                                    Peter Cleaver-3 (John-2, Peter-1) was born on 01 Mar 1732 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 14 May 1819 in Delaware, USA.


                                    Notes for Peter Cleaver:
                                    General Notes:
                                    Buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery


                                    Sarah Bacon[3] was born in Salem, New Jersey, USA. She died on 13 May 1820 in Delaware, USA.


                                    Peter Cleaver and Sarah Bacon were married on 24 Jul 1755.They had the following children:


                                    4.
                                    i.
                                    John Cleaver was born on 16 Jun 1767.



                                    ii.
                                    Elizabeth Cleaver was born on 20 Apr 1757.



                                    iii.
                                    Isaac Cleaver was born on 05 Sep 1760.



                                    iv.
                                    William Cleaver was born on 20 Aug 1770.



                                    v.
                                    Rachel Cleaver was born on 14 May 1774.


                                    Generation 4

                                    4.
                                    John Cleaver-4 (Peter-3, John-2, Peter-1) was born on 16 Jun 1767.


                                    Letitla Gillman.


                                    John Cleaver and Letitla Gillman married.They had the following children:


                                    5.
                                    i.
                                    Peter Cleaver was born on 08 Dec 1798 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He married Ann Jefferis on 11 Jan 1826 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He died on 21 Apr 1868 in Cecil County, Maryland, USA.



                                    ii.
                                    Rachel Cleaver.



                                    iii.
                                    Isaac Cleaver was born on 07 Jun 1794.



                                    iv.
                                    William Cleaver.



                                    v.
                                    David Cleaver.


                                    Stratia Garrison.


                                    John Cleaver and Stratia Garrison were married on 13 Jun 1808.They had the following children:



                                    i.
                                    Ann Cleaver.



                                    ii.
                                    Sarah Cleaver.


                                    Generation 5

                                    5.
                                    Peter Cleaver-5 (John-4, Peter-3, John-2, Peter-1) was born on 08 Dec 1798 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He died on 21 Apr 1868 in Cecil County, Maryland, USA.


                                    Ann Jefferis was born on 08 Jun 1808. She died on 22 Sep 1858 in Cecil County, Maryland, USA.


                                    Peter Cleaver and Ann Jefferis were married on 11 Jan 1826 in New Castle, Delaware, USA.They had the following children:


                                    6.
                                    i.
                                    George Cleaver was born in 1831 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He died about 1880 in Chesapeake City, Cecil, Maryland, United States.


                                    Generation 6

                                    6.
                                    George Cleaver-6 (Peter-5, John-4, Peter-3, John-2, Peter-1) was born in 1831 in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He died about 1880 in Chesapeake City, Cecil, Maryland, United States.


                                    Elizabeth Cazier was born about 1831. She died on 21 Jan 1859 in Delaware, USA.


                                    George Cleaver and Elizabeth Cazier were married on 19 Feb 1857 in Delaware, USA.They had no children.


                                    Sarah Gilmore was born in Sep 1843 in Maryland. She died in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA.


                                    George Cleaver and Sarah Gilmore married.They had the following children:



                                    i.
                                    Mary V. Cleaver was born in 1863 in Maryland, USA.



                                    ii.
                                    Kate Cleaver was born in 1861 in Maryland, USA.



                                    iii.
                                    Elizabeth Cleaver was born in 1859 in Maryland, USA.


                                    7.
                                    iv.
                                    Ella C. Cleaver was born in Aug 1869 in Maryland. She married Benjamin B. Bouchelle in 1888. She died on 18 Feb 1945 in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA.


                                    Generation 7

                                    7.
                                    Ella C. Cleaver-7 (George-6, Peter-5, John-4, Peter-3, John-2, Peter-1) was born in Aug 1869 in Maryland. She died on 18 Feb 1945 in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA.


                                    Benjamin B. Bouchelle son of John W. Bouchelle and Hannah Lawrenson Byard[4, 5] was born in Sep 1856 in Maryland[4, 5].


                                    Benjamin B. Bouchelle and Ella C. Cleaver were married in 1888.They had the following children:



                                    i.
                                    Benjamin B. Bouchelle. He died on 22 Sep 1973 in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA.



                                    ii.
                                    Lottie Bouchelle was born in 1890.



                                    iii.
                                    Maud Bouchelle was born in 1892.



                                    iv.
                                    Bayard Bouchelle was born in 1894.



                                    v.
                                    Ella May Bouchelle was born on 22 Oct 1895 in Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania. She married Charles Roe Sweeny III on 27 Jun 1917 in Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 11 May 1978 in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.



                                    vi.
                                    Florence Bouchelle was born in 1898.



                                    Sources

                                    1
                                    Some of the Descendants of Peter Cleaver, By William Jessup Cleaver.

                                    2
                                    Elizabeth Hill's Cleaver family genealogy. On June 10, 1683, Francis Daniel Pastorius of Somerhausen, Germany, one of the Frankfort Company, sailed from London, reaching Philadelphia on August 20. He was the founder of a colony afterwards called Germantown.
                                    On June 10 (or 11), 1683, Govert Remke, Lenard Arets, Peter Klever (or Kleber), and Jacob Van Bebber, a baker, all Quakers of Crefeldt on the Rhine River who had purchased 1,000 acres of land each from William Penn, went to Rotterdam this day with others (33 in all), then to London, and sailed for America July 24, 1683, in the ship "Concord."
                                     They settled on the land they bought from Penn, and other people spoke of the place as "A German Town." Today Germantown is part of the City of Philadelphia--the six miles of land between Penn's village and this German settlement is now all solid city. During the year 1683, the Friends held their first meeting at the house of man by the name of Kunder in the German colony.
                                     The first Friends' Meeting House in Germantown was built in 1686. In 1685, Peter Schumacher, of a leading family of Kreisheim, came over and settled in the German colony. In 1691, the Germantown people were "naturalized" in the spelling of the names, so that Klever was changed to Clever, and afterwards became Cleaver; Schumacher became Shoemaker.

                                    3
                                    Cleaver Family, undated typescript by Marie D. Allen In York County Historical Society - Cleaver File - and Montgomery County Historical Society.