Monday, January 26, 2015

Edward Tilghman Chew (1876-1956)

Edward Tilghman Chew was born on September 3, 1876 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  He was the son of Frisby Freeland Chew and Julia A. Fuller.  Edward was raised in Houston, where his father worked as a lawyer.

In 1900, Edward was living with his parents and siblings in a house on Dallas Avenue in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  Edward took after his father and became a lawyer.

Edward married Famma K. Reynolds on August 26, 1909 in Harris County, Texas.  He was just one week shy of his 33rd birthday, and she was 28 years old.  Famma was born on January 4, 1881 in Terra Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.

Edward and Famma had one child, a son, born on April 27, 1910 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  The infant lived only three weeks.  He died on May 19, 1910 and was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.

Famma K. Reynolds Chew died just two weeks after the passing of her baby.  She died on June 3, 1910 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  She was buried next to her child in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Shortly after the death of his wife, Edward married Elizabeth Alice Atkeison.  She was born on February 7, 1883 in Faulkner County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of Lee Beauregard Atkeison and Kate Hale Graham.

After their marriage, the couple lived in a home on Hathaway Street in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  Edward’s income as an attorney was such that they were able to afford a cook and housekeeper.

On September 12, 1918, Edward enlisted for service in the First World War.  At that time, he and Elizabeth were living in a home on Hathaway Avenue in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  Edward continued his work as an attorney.  He was described as of medium height and build, with brown eyes and dark hair.  He did not serve in the war.

 In April 1952, Edward applied for membership and was accepted into The Texas Society of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.  The application reads in part:

April 21st 1952

To the board of managers of The Texas Society of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution

I, Edward Tilghman Chew being of the age of 75 years hereby apply for membership in this Society by right of lineal descent in the following line from John Chew who was born in Maryland on the --- day of 1739 and died in Virginia on the 26 day of May 1789 and who assisted in establishing American Independence.
                I was born in Houston, Texas, County of Harris, State of Texas, on the 3rd day of September, 1876. 
                (1) I am the son of Frisby Freeland Chew born 10-9-1839, died 5-6-1907, and his wife Julia A. Fuller born 3-5-1843, died 8-14-1907, married 9-26-1861
                (2) grandson of John Chew born 12-3-1790, died 2-24-1872, and his wife Mary Ann Smith born ---, died 7-10-1876, married 5-28-1878
                (3) great-grandson of John Lane Chew born 1762, died 1832, and his wife Mary Wilson born ---, died 1802, married 2-1-1787
                (4) 2 great-grandson of John Chew born 1740, died 5-26-1785, and his wife Margaret Lane born ---, died 10-7-1821, married ---
                and he, the said John Chew (No. 4) is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Cadet 6th Virginia February 1776, 2nd Lieutenant November 1776—1st Lieutenant 1779.  Was wounded at Camden August 16, 1780 and did not rejoin his regiment. 
               
                My ancestor’s services in assisting the establishment of American Independence during the War of Revolution were as follows:
Was a cadet        6th Virginia           February 1776
                        a 2nd Lieutenant                        November 1776
                        a 1st Lieutenant                         1779

                Ensign in Company of Captain Richard Weems under Colonel John Weens, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Commissioned March 1, 1778
                Was wounded at Camden August 16, 1780 and did not rejoin his regiment.

Military Record                 Vol. 16 page 526 Archives of Maryland
                                Vol. 2 page 199 Revolutionary Records of Maryland
                                “Pedigrees of Thomas Chew and Lawrence”
                                by L.B. Thomas (1883) p. 22-23
                                Maryland Records by Brumbaugh Vol. 2 page 425
                                Anne Arundel County Maryland Index of Wills 1777-1917, for year 1785
                                Maryland Historical Magazine Vol. 30 page 168

My sister Ann Beth Chew Tewles of Houston, Texas is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Her National Number is 377921

At the age of 80 years, Edward Tilghman Chew died in his home on Hathaway Street on December 29, 1956.  He was buried next to his first wife, Famma, and their infant son, in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Elizabeth Alice Atkeison Chew died four years later on September 7, 1960 at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  She was 77 years old at her death.  Elizabeth was buried in Lexington, Missouri.


Notes for Edward Tilghman Chew
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.  Original data:  Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. iArchives, Orem, Utah
Residence in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas; Roll: 1309; Family History Film: 1255309; Page: 141C; Enumeration District: 076
Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Houston Ward 3, Harris, Texas; Roll: 1642; Page: 11B; Enumeration District:0076; FHL microfilm: 1241642
Marriage to Famma:  "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index,  FamilySearch  (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXM9-4BW : accessed 26 January 2015), Edward T. Chew and Fama K. Reynolds, 26 Aug 1909; citing Harris, Texas, , reference Rec 1 Pg 427; FHL microfilm 25,232.
Military, Residence, Occupation, and Physical Description in 1918:  Source Citation: Registration State: Texas; Registration County: Harris; Roll: 1953726; Draft Board: 4.  Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.  Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
Residence in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Houston Ward 4, Harris, Texas; Roll: T625_1814; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 44.  Source Information:  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Residence in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Houston Ward 4, Harris, Texas; Roll: T625_1814; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 44
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas; Roll: 2348; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0093; Image: 690.0; FHL microfilm: 2342082.  Source Information:  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Residence in 1940:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas; Roll: T627_4197; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 258-234.  Source Information:  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
SAR:  SAR Membership Number: 75023.  Source Information:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.  Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls
Death & Burial:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
Death:  Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.  Original data:  Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. iArchives, Orem, Utah.

Notes for Famma K. Reynolds
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
Death:  Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.  Original data: Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.
Child:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Notes for Elizabeth Alice Atkeison
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.  Original data:  Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. iArchives, Orem, Utah.


Lee Beauregard Atkeison (1848-1923)

Lee Beauregard Atkeison was born July 30, 1848 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.  He was the son of R.W. and C.A. (or E.A) Atkeison.

Lee married Kate Hale Graham on February 16, 1882 in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri.  He was 33 years old and she was 27 years.  Kate was born on February 21, 1854 in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, the daughter of John Andrew Graham and Lucinda Elizabeth Hale.

After their marriage, the couple moved to Faulkner County, Arkansas, where they had two children:

Elizabeth “Bessie” Alice             born February 7, 1883
Mary L.                                     born January 24, 1889

Kate Hale Graham Atkeison died on March 13, 1894 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, and was buried in the Machpelah Cemetery in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri.  She was 40 years old at her death. 

Three years after the death of his first wife, Lee married Eva John Torry on October 3, 1897 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.  She was 27 years old and he was 49 years.  Eva was born born March 26, 1870 in Rapides County, Louisiana, the daughter of Lycurgus Eugene Torry and Sarah Ann Boggus. Eva must have died shortly after her marriage, as Lee remarried in 1899.

Lee married Pearl D. Charter on October 4, 1899 in Preston, Faulkner County, Arkansas.  Pearl was 23 years old at that time.  She was born June 9, 1876 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, the daughter of William Charter and Adella D. Sailor.

In 1910, Lee and Pearl were living in a home on Caldwell Street in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas. 

Lee Beauregard Atkeison died on May 2, 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.  He was 74 years old at his death.

In 1930, Pearl was living in Ash Hill, Butler County, Missouri.  Her son, Earl, was listed as the head of household.  Also in that household was a woman named Daley (or Galey?) Atkeison, a widow, who was listed as a sister to Earl. 

Pearl D. Charter Atkinson died on January 15, 1969 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, at the age of 92 years.


Notes for Kate Hale Graham
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Notes for Lee B. Atkinson
Birth, Residence & Occupation in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Conway Ward 2, Faulkner, Arkansas; Roll: T624_49; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 0024; Image: 1027; FHL Number: 1374062.
Marriage to Kate:  Ancestry.com. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.  Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
Marriages to Eva & Pearl:  Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Death:  Ancestry.com. New Orleans, Louisiana, Death Records Index, 1804-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.  Original data: State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Notes for Eva John Torry
Birth & Residence in 1880: Year: 1880; Census Place: 2nd Ward, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: 453; Family History Film: 1254453; Page: 268A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 0747.

Notes for Pearl D. Charter
Birth & Residence in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas; Roll: 54; Family History Film: 1254054; Page: 283B; Enumeration District: 142; Image: 0687.
Death:  Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.  Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Ash Hill, Butler, Missouri; Roll: 1179; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0003; Image: 589.0; FHL microfilm: 2340914


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Edgar E. Stevenson (1860-1944)



Edgar E. Stevenson was born September 5, 1860 in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.  He was the son of John Edgar Stevenson and Mary Ann Scholes.  Edgar was raised in Covington.

Edgar married Mary Belle Gaston on September 25, 1895 in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.  He was 35 years old and she was 34 years.  Belle was born July 21, 1861 in Kenton County, Kentucky, the daughter of James Gaston and Matilda Ann McCollum.

After their marriage, Edgar and Belle lived in a home on Western Avenue in Covington, where he worked as a carpenter.

Edgar and Belle divorced sometime between 1910 and 1920.  After their divorce, Belle moved to a house on East 8th Street in Covington, and Edgar stayed in the house on Western Avenue.  Neither remarried.

By 1940, Edgar’s brother, Charles, had moved in with him in his house on Western Avenue.

Edgar E. Stevenson died on September 4, 1944 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Kenton County, Kentucky.  He was 84 years old at his death.  Edgar was buried in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky. 

Mary Belle Gaston Stevenson died a year and a half later, on May 14, 1946.  She passed away due to heart failure at the age of 84 years.  She was buried in Independence Cemetery in Kenton County, Kentucky.



Notes for Edgar E. Stevenson
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Marriage:  "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4W1-D4B : accessed 25 Aug 2014), Edgar E. Stevenson and Mary B. Gatson, 25 Sep 1895; citing Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, reference ; FHL microfilm 551101.
Residence in 1900:  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.  Year: 1900; Census Place: Covington Ward 3, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: 535; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0097; FHL microfilm: 1240535.
Residence in 1910:  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.  Year: 1910; Census Place: Covington Ward 3, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: T624_488; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0097; FHL microfilm: 1374501.
Residence in 1920:  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1920; Census Place: Covington Ward 3, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: T625_583; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 100; Image: 855.
Residence in 1940:  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Year: 1940; Census Place: Covington, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1323; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 59-17.

Notes for Mary Belle Gaston
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Residence in 1880:  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: 403; Family History Film: 1254403; Page: 521D; Enumeration District: 031; Image: 0246.
Residence in 1930:  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.  Year: 1930; Census Place: Covington, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: 761; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0004; Image: 570.0; FHL microfilm: 2340496.


Laurena Stevenson (1864-1900)



Laurena Stevenson was born about 1864 in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of John Edgar Stevenson andMary Ann Scholes

Laurena died on March 2, 1900 in Covington.  The cause of death listed was “tuberculosis of the lungs.”  She was 36 years old at her death.  Laurena was buried in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky.



Notes for Laurena Stevenson
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Residence in 1870:  Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1870; Census Place: Covington Ward 7, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: M593_478; Page: 119A; Image: 447; Family History Library Film: 545977.
Residence in 1880:  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.  Year: 1880; Census Place: Searcy, Phillips, Arkansas; Roll: 53; Family History Film: 1254053;  Page: 300D; Enumeration District: 234; Image: 0387.

James Stevenson (1868-1874)



James Stevenson was born April 5, 1868 in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.  He was the son of John Edgar Stevenson and Mary Ann Scholes

James died when he was just five years old, on January 15, 1874.  He was buried in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky.



Notes for James Stevenson
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124906577 accessed 23 August 2014)
Residence in 1870:  Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1870; Census Place: Covington Ward 7, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: M593_478; Page: 119A; Image: 447; Family History Library Film: 545977.