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Link to the Book: "A History of the Juniata Valley and it's People"
I think I finally found a breakthrough for the ancestry for Jonathan Henry who married Elizabeth Hassinger. The above picture is from a book "A History of the Juiata Valley and it's People". Where it mentions of Jonathan Henry and it's possible ancestor ( probably his grandfather ) Thomas Henry a seaman who came from England in about 1670 on a ship called "Spotted Cow" from London, and his descendants later moved out to Pennsylvania who established themselves as farmers.
1718: Pirate "Blackbeard" Edward Teach was killed in battle by the British navy off of North Carolina's outer banks
1963: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Tx by Lee Harvey Oswald. And becomes the fourth President to be assassinated.
1990: Margaret Thatcher resigns as Prime Minister
1947: Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London
1776: Fort Washington becomes Fort Knyphausen. British Commander in Chief General William Howe renames Fort Washington to Fort Knyphausen after Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen who seiged Fort Washington with a force of 3,000 Hessian mercenaries and 5,000 Redcoats.
1883: American and Canadian railroads created the first continental time zones
1885: Abraham Lincoln travels to Gettysburg to deliver a speech at the dedication of a cemetery of soldiers killed during the battle
1886: President Chester Arthur dies in New York of kidney disease
1421: Thousands die in massive flood from a storm in the North Sea in the lowlands of what is now the Netherlands. Approximately 10,000 people have died during the flood. The residents built dikes throughout the area to keep the water away, but more fatal floods struck in years 1287, 1338, 1374, 1394 and 1396.
1558: The Elizabethan Age Begins: Queen Mary I, the monarch of England and Ireland since 1553, dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth. When Mary was in reign, she was brought up as an enacted pro-catholic and made efforts to restore the Pope to supremacy in England.
A Protestant rebellion ensued, and Queen Mary imprisoned Elizabeth, who's a Protestant, on suspicion fo complicity. After Mary's death, Elizabeth survived several Catholic plots against her; though her ascension was greeted and hoped for greater religious tolerance under a Protestant Queen.
1777: Articles of the Confederation were submitted to the States.
1776: Benjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence, while his son William came out on sides with the British during the War of Independence and was imprisoned while serving as the loyalist governor of New Jersey
1862: Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia
1882: Franklin Leslie kills Billy the Kid Clairborne in the streets of Tombstone, Az, now known as the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral
1940: German's bomb the English City of Conventry, demolishing tens of thousands of buildings and killing hundreds of men, women and children
1941: Cary Grant stars in Hitchock's movie Suspicion
1969: Apollo 12 lifts off with Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Alan L. Bean on board
1799: First metor shower was recorded by Andrew Elliott Douglass, from a ship off the Florida Keys.
1867: U.S. reconsiders war with Plains Indians and to initiate peace with the Sioux.
1954: Ellis Island closes it's doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.
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1775: George Washington seeks to make militias into a Military
1847: Dracula Creator Bram Stoker is Born
1864: Abraham Lincoln is reelected
1939: Hitler survives assassination attempt at Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch
1962: The Ford Rotunda in Dearborn, Michigan was destroyed by a massive fire
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John and Elizabeth immigrated from England to New Orleans, LA. They left from Liverpool, England on 23 Jan 1853 on a ship named Golconda, and arrived to New Orleans on 26 Mar 1853. From there they left New Orleans, LA to Keokuk, Iowa and then to Salt Lake City, Utah. They arrived in Salt Lake City on 30 Sep 1853. John and Elizabeth were part of the Mormon Migration that was led by Minister Jacob Gates.
Abraham Lincoln Elected As President:
Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of the U.S. over a divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency. Lincoln received only 40% of the popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Constitutional Union John Bell, and Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas.
In the November 1860 election, Lincoln again faced Douglas, who represented the Northern faction of a heavily divided Democratic party, as well as Breckinridge and Bell. The announcement of Lincoln's victory signaled the secession of the Southern States, which since the beginning of the year had been publicly threatening if the Republicans gained the White House.
By the time of Lincoln's inauguration on 04 Mar 1861, seven states had seceded and the confederate states of America had been formally established, with Jefferson Davis as its elected president. One month later, the American Civil War began when Confederate forces under General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on the Union-held Fort Sumter in South Caroline.
In April 1865, Abraham was assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. The attack came only five days after the American Civil War effectively ended with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.
Down below are some of the pictures I took of Abraham Lincoln's Home and grave in Springfield, Illinois. And of Ford Theatre in Washington D.C. Click on images down below to enlarge.
Teddy Rosevelt travels to Panama:
On this day in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt embarks on a 17 day trip to the Panama and Puerto Rico, becoming the first President to make an official diplomatic tour outside of the United States.
Roosevelt entered office in 1901, with firm intention of asserting American influence over Central and South American politics, partly as a result of his own past experiences in the area. In 1897, he became secretary of the Navy under President William McKinley, whose administration worked to secure access to ports and industries in countries with close proximity to the U.S. At the time of Roosevelt's appointment to the Navy's highest civilian office, American sea power was on the rise, enabling the U.S. to become a greater influence in world affairs.
Roosevelt visited Panama to check on the progress of the Panama Canal in 1906, the construction of which had suffered many setbacks, including worker accidents and disease outbreaks. Roosevelt's demands for improvements in health care and better working conditions pushed the canal project forward just when it appeared doomed to failure.
The Gunpowder Plot:
Early in the morning King James I of England finds out about the Gunpowder Plot to explode the Parliament Building, hours before he was scheduled to visit with the rest of the British Government in a general parliamentary session.
About midnight, on November 4th to the 5th, some 20 barrels of gunpowder were found in the cellar of the Parliament Building by Sir Thomas Knyvet a Justice of the Peace, who found Guy Fawkes lurking in the cellar. Fawkes was taken to custody. During a torture session, Fawkes revealed that he was a participant in an English Catholic conspiracy to annihilate England's Protestant Government and replace it with Catholic leadership.
The Gunpowder Plot was organized by Robert Catesby, an English Catholic whose father had been persecuted by Queen Elizabeth I for refusing to conform to the Church of England. Guy Fawkes had converted to Catholicism, and his religious zeal led him to fight in the Spanish Army in the Netherlands. Catesby and other plotters rented a cellar that extended under the Parliament Building, and Fawkes planted the gunpowder there, hiding the barrels under coal and wood.
Guy Fawkes, along with other plotters, such as Robert and Thomas Wintour, and John Grant were sentenced to death. Robert Wintour and John Grant was executed on 30 Jan 1606, Thomas Wintour was executed on 31 Jan 1606.
John Washbourne m: Elizabeth Monington
( Probable )
Richard Washbourne m: Spouse Unknown
Anne or Anna Washbourne m: Robert Winter
Roger Winter m: Elizabeth Hungerford
George Winter m: Jane Ingleby
Roger Wintour, Thomas, Wintour, and Dorothy Wintour who married
You can find information about the Winter's on this site at: http://www.oxford-shakespeare.com/documents.html
John Adams - ( 3rd cousin 9x removed )
This day on November 1st, President John Adams moved into the newly constructed White House in 1800. Adams had been living temporary at Tunnicliffe's City Hotel near the half-finished Capital Building since June 1800, when the federal government moved from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington D.C. Historian David McCullough recorded that when Adams first arrived in Washington, he wrote to his wife Abigail, at their home in Quincy, Massachusetts, that he was pleased with the new site for the federal government and had explored the soon-to-be White House with satisfaction.
Although Adams was initially enthusiastic about the presidential mansion, he and Abigail soon found it to be cold and damp during the winter. Abigail, in a letter to a friend, wrote that the building was tolerable only so long as fires were lit in every room. She also noted that she had to hang their washing in an empty "audience room" ( the current East Room ).
I had a once in a lifetime chance to get a tour of the White House with my family two years ago during Obama's presidency, here are few pictures that I've took down below of the White House....
Francis Washburn - ( 7th cousin 3x removed )
Born: 06 Jul 1838, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Died: 22 Apr 1865, Lancaster, Worcester, Mass.
Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General
1st Lieut. in Co. K 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry on 07 Mar 1862
Captain in Co. D 2nd Mass. Volunteer Cavalry on 26 Jan 1863
Lieut. Col. in 4th Mass. Volunteer Cavalry on 04 Feb 1864, was sent with his new regiment to the Florida Theatre of operations, where they took part in the 20 Feb 1864 Battle of Olustee
in May 1864, they were ordered to Virginia, where they became part of the Army of the James, in operations near Richmond and Petersburg, most notably in the Battles of Chafffin's Farm an dNew Market Heights in Sep 28 and 30 1864, then promoted as Colonel on 04 Feb 1865 in the 4th Mass. for the Battle of High Bridge.
The Battle of High Bridge fought on 06 Apr 1865 and 07 Apr 1865, near the end of the Appomattox Campaign about four miles northeast of Farmville, Virginia.
On 06 Apr 1865, Confederate Cavalry under Major General Thomas L. Rosser fought stubbornly to secure the South side Railroad's High Bridge and Lower Wagon Bridge over the Appomattox River near Farmville. A large Union Army raiding party intended to destroy the bridges to prevent the Confederate Army from crossing back to the North side of the river. Both sides had several Officers killed and wounded. The entire Union force of about 800 men was captured. The Confederates suffered about 100 casualties. Union Colonel Breve Brigadier General Theodore Read and Confederate Colonel Reuben B. Boston were killed. Union Colonel Francis Washburn and Confederate James Dearing were mortally wounded.
On 07 Apr 1865, Confederate Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet's rear guard attempted to burn the bridges that the Confederates had saved the day before in order to prevent Union forces from following them across. Troops of the Union II Corps fought the Confederates assigned to burn the bridges in an effort to drive off the Confederates and save the bridges. Part of the railroad bridge burned and was rendered unstable but Union forces were able to save the wagon bridges over which the II Corps crossed in pursuit of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Failure to destroy the bridge enabled Union forces to catch up with the Confederates North of the Appomattox River at Cumberland Church 3 miles North of Farmville.
My name is Ellen Rutila. Have been doing Ancestry research since 2009, and been doing it ever since. I'm also a violinist, jewelry maker and Graphic Designer.