HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF US.
I forgot to note a simple but important find in the 1870 U.S.Census of James Old. In this one census, there are THREE generations of James Old listed, all related to us. James Old -Mary Lee/Martha, James Lee Old (their child), James Old, Sr. (father of James Old). The census happens every 10 years since 1790, you have to wonder how many times THREE generations with the same name is listed. This stuff is sooooo cool sometimes!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF US.
While searching for other things, I came upon the grave stone application for Grandpa's grave and also the record of his marriage license application. Note, even though grandpa died in 1937, the application for a marker took place in 1940. Grandma never forgot about her husband's grave stone! I added the death certificate as well. Note both his and grandma's signatures on the documents. These documents were a surprise find!
Edna & I had a wonderful Christmas and we hope all of you did too.
The first document (Latest Documents) is a Summary on James Old/Mary Lee/Martha and it lists their 9 children.
Some of these names are listed in the Allegheny Cemetery records. I published the US Census from 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 on James Old. The 1900 US Census is the most interesting in that it shows James Old immigration from England to the U.S. in 1826, at the age of 8 years. From the 1850 & 1870 census it shows that James Old father (James Old, Sr.) living with his son and family. It's possible that they immigrated as a family in 1826. (1826 was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and on July 4, 1826 Jefferson & Adams died) Did James Old, Sr. immigrate to the U.S. with his wife and ... is Mary E. Old, d.1866 from Allegheny Cemetery records, his wife?? Maybe you too are wondering! I am convinced that all the graves in Allegheny Cemetery (Section12,Lot39,Grave1) are our ancestors and are related to our James Old/Mary Lee/Martha. Use the "full screen" feature and the "magnifier +" to review the censuses, esp. the 1900 census.
Before going into the facts on James Old, I want to publish the 1920 US Census of the Isabella (Lee) Wiley family. This census is on the retirement home of the Wiley's in Ripley, NY. (see page 19 of the "Our Lee Family" paper). Looking at the full screen census, we see number sequences at the far left, and just in front of it we see the street name written in the margin: E. Main St. Check out Latest Document.
more to follow ...
I tried to bring better order to our Old Family History. Someone new to the site might be confused with so much info that I've listed in the index. "History and Genealogy of the "Old" Family" should be your first visit. The important documents passed down to our family, are listed here in the "History and Genealogy..." section. "Latest Documents" may need more explanation, so I'm trying to preface them with better titles. Then the "Library" needs better organization. I'll work on it.
Look for more info on James Old (our great-great-great grandfather). We know the grave sites of these Old's, so I have been trying to put together their genealogy. James Old married twice (Mary Lee & Martha ...) but he lived with his father who I think immigrated from England to USA in 1826. Look for all of this soon.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL DECENDANTS OF JAMES OLD!
Truly, my wish from "Santa" is that we all have a happy reunion among our families on this Christmas year of 2011. I would also wish that this reunion carries us all through to our Old Family Reunion next year. Putting aside our differences no matter the difficulties and coming together once again for the sake of family. These wishes are on my Christmas list this year!
I remember Andy Rooney's remark on Christmas, "one of the most beautiful messes is the mess around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. Don't be in a hurry to clean it up".