Re: Elizabeth Trewartha m. Owen Smith
It has been several years since we've been in touch. You have already provided me with so much into and, oh, the photos you sent were such a blessing.
A couple of months ago I finally got a copy of "Bessie" Smith's death certificate; not Elizabeth but Bessie. Which also means I had the incorrect death date for her.
Plus I've gathered bits and pieces of data Bessie & Owen's descendants that I need to put together and forward to you.
I haven't done much on Owen's side of the family, though.
Last year I located Wales census and church records on Bessie's mother Selena's family & Selena's first marriage. Although I understand how life was in the 1850s, with no child labor laws, but it still was a shock to see my 2nd gr-grandmother at 11 years of age working as a miner's laborer.
Focus for now is 4 ancestors who served in the Civil War:
-2nd gr grandfather: Alvin M DeGarmo who served with the 9th Reg't, Penn Res Inf (38th Vol), Co C (Iron City Guards)
-2nd gr grandfather: Jesse Conn who served with Co K, 22nd KY Inf
-3rd gr-grandfather: Emanuel Rhoden who served with Co E, 22nd Inf Reg't Ky; only one of the four to die in service and not from battle injuries but disease
-3rd gr-grandfather: John Solomon who served with Co L, Ark 1st Cav Reg't -- His has been the most fascinating search so far. Most of last summer & fall I had my nose stuck in books to research the Civil War in SW Missouri, NW Arkansas, eastern Kansas, and eastern Indian Territory.
Now I have my draft together for the Solomon family and am starting on getting it into appropriate genealogical format; specifically getting all the footnotes documented correctly.
I've used APA style for so long that I've been ruined for more logical writing formats.
Ooops, starting to get too long.
I'm back in Oregon; email is the same:
somehowconnectd at accessky dot net
Cheers & glad to be back in touch!