Sunday, August 7, 2016

My Line, Genealogically Speaking

There seems to be a revival in Genealogy Research, everyone is looking for ancestors, and so I thought I would post mine for the Hell of it, at least as far back as I could find.

John Case, 1615-1704, married Sarah Spencer and had 10 kids. Came to America in 1640 on the good ship Dover along with his father, William, and brothers, Thomas, and William. There is possible one other brother, Henry, who settled on Long Island. John had dealings in a court with Henry, but that's the only connection found. Anyway, John settled in Hartford for a short while before moving to Simsbury, where he lived until his death.

Joseph, Sr., 1674-1748, married Anna Eno, whose ancestry shows one as Mayor of Vincennes, France, and prior to that Mayor of Mons, Belgium. Her father was an Army Lieutenant standing night guard when the Spanish attacked Vincennes. He fled to London.

Joseph, Jr., 1700-1782, married Hannah Humphrey.

Asahel, 1729-1800, married Dorothy Phelps, among the first settlers of Norfolk, Connecticut. Asahel served in the Revolutionary War.

Joseph, 1753-1804, married Lydia Mills, among first settlers of Austinburg, Ohio. He had a heart attack while helping some strangers across a river.

James, 1794-1858, married Hannah Wiard. Joined Brigham Young's party to Utah in 1847 while working with the Pawnee Indians in Nebraska for the Indian Agency in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Settled in Manti, Utah, when that town was established.

 Solomon C, 1825-1874, married (1) Sarah Sampson [my great-grandmother], (2) Emily Melissa Richey, (3) Elizabeth Pectol.

Solomon H., 1857-1888, married Sarah Lublin. Sol died in Springville, Utah, how or from what, I don't know.

Alma H., 1883-1951, married Maria Foote (my father and mother). He was a farmer, Stationery Engineer, deputy sheriff, and all-around fine gent.

There you have it, folks, for whatever it's worth.   


  1. I find the older I get the more interest I have in my ancestry. Both sides of my family came early from England. My wife has a bit more excitement in her family tree. Fun stuff!

    1. It's exciting to find out about your ancestors.

  2. My niece did this for our family. I found it interesting but have now forgotten about all of it, I think.

    1. You should keep it at hand. You never know when some
      relative is going to ask you for it.

  3. It is worth a lot in my family. Dad stoked my interest in genealogy at an early age and it has remained a fire that still burns. One that I hope to pass down.

    1. My mother had been working on her line over the years and she put the bug in me later in life. It's surprising what you learn.