Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – One of Your Elusive Ancestors

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers: 

 It is Saturday Evening once more – 

Time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!


Right here is your project, must you resolve to just accept it (you ARE studying this, so I assume that you just actually wish to play alongside – cue the Mission Unimaginable music!):

1)  All of us have “elusive ancestors” that we can not discover a identify for, or one which completely eludes us, however we all know some particulars about their partner and/or kids.

2)  Inform us about one in every of them – how are you associated?  What have you learnt about them? The place did they stay? and so forth.

3)  Inform us about it in your personal weblog put up, in a remark to this put up, or in a Fb Standing put up.  Please go away a hyperlink in a remark to this put up.


Here is mine:

Certainly one of my most elusive ancestors is the primary spouse of my 4th great-grandfather, Cornelius Feather (1777-1853).  She was born earlier than 1785, maybe in Connecticut, and died earlier than 1830, most likely in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  She married Cornelius Feather earlier than 1804, maybe in Trumbull County, Ohio.  He was born in 1777 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, the son of Stephen and –?– (–?–) Feather, and died 1 April 1853 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  They’d 4 recognized kids:

i. Sarah Feather, born 07 June 1804 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; died 09 April 1848 in Perry, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. She married Heinrich/Henry  Carringer   earlier than 1825 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania; born 06 June 1800 in Sandy Creek, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the son of Martin and Maria Magdalena (Hoax) Carringer, and died 20 April 1879 in Columbus Metropolis, Louisa County, Iowa.  They’d sons named David, George, Cornelius, Henry, and Harvey, and daughters named Eliza, Mary, Sarah, Louisa and Matilda.

 ii. John Feather, born 4 April 1806 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, died 22 April 1878 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  He married Phebe Condit on 11 September 1828 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  She was born 14 February 1809 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of David and Rachel (Ross) Condit, and died 21 June 1891 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  They’d sons named Ira, William, Cornelius, David, Stephen, Hiram, John and George, and daughters named Mary Rachel and Nancy.

iii. George Feather, born 1808 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; died 1890 in Mercer County, PA. He married Mary Keelan earlier than 1840 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  She was born about 1812 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of William and Abbie (Partridge) Keelan, and died about 1855 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  They’d sons named Joseph, Cornelius, George, William and Samuel, and daughters Mary and Silveretta.

iv. Mary Ann Feather, born about 1815 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, died earlier than 1855 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  She married (1) Charles Milner (1798-????) earlier than 1835 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and so they had kids Esther and Cornelius.   

NOTES: 

The identify of the spouse of Cornelius Feather shouldn’t be recognized. The one clue about her birthplace is the 1880 US Census file of her son, George Feather, which says his mom was born in Connecticut.  With a primary baby born in 1806, a beginning date of about 1785 is an estimate.

Cornelius Feather settled in Warren township, Trumbull County, Ohio. He seems within the 1804 by way of 1810 tax information of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.

He moved to Mercer County, Pennsylvania in about 1823, settling in what’s now Otter Creek township. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, voted the Democratic ticket, and served within the Warfare of 1812. 

Within the 1830 US census for Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the Cornelius Feathers family resided in Salem township. The family included one male aged 20-30 (George?), one male aged 50-60 (Cornelius), one feminine aged 10-15 (Mary Ann), one feminine aged 20-30 and one feminine aged 30-40. 


Within the 1840 US census, the Cornelius Feather household resided in New Lyme township, Ashtabula County, Ohio. The family included one male aged 60-70 (Cornelius), one feminine aged 0-5, one feminine aged 5-10, one feminine aged 30-40 and one feminine aged 40-50.

Within the 1850 US census, this household resided in Salem township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The family included:

* Cornelius Feather — age 73, male, a farmer, $1000 in actual property, born NY
* Mary Feather — age 58, feminine, born PA

The age of Mary Feather within the 1850 census file (age 58, born about 1792), and of the oldest feminine within the 1830 (age 30 to 40) and 1840 census information (age 40 to 50), suggest that Mary (and the oldest feminine) shouldn’t be the mom of Sarah Feather (born in 1804), John (born about 1806), or George (born about 1808) however stands out as the mom of Mary Ann (born about 1815).  Mary could have been married earlier than to an unknown first husband.

I’ve a number of DNA match clusters on AncestryDNA and MyHeritageDNA for which I’ve not been capable of determine a recognized frequent ancestor.  My guess is that a kind of clusters is for my elusive ancestor, –?– (–?–) Feather, spouse of Cornelius Feather.  Which may be how I remedy this puzzle in time.


Alternatively, I must seek for information in jap Ohio or western Pennsylvania for her dad and mom prepared property or promoting land to –?– Feather.

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