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Is this man George Burton Dyer?

3 January 2012 2 comments

I found a photo of the Oneida Independent Cavalry men at leisure while stationed at Petersburg, Virginia sometime between June 1864 and April 1865 in the Library of Congress.  My ancestor, George Burton Dyer, was a member of this company, so I zoomed in and took a look at the faces, and found a person who does resemble him, but I can’t be sure.

So, is the person on the left the same as the person on the right?

I’m not sure.  When I showed my mom, she said that the guy on the left has an “Irish nose” (hadn’t heard that description before) and the guy on the right has a nose like my dad’s.  I don’t see anything in the nose that makes it obvious one way or the other.

Others who would have been in the Oneida Independent Cavalry at the time:

  • George W Bedell, first sergeant, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • James H Biddle, corporal, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • William R Biddle, sergeant, mustered out December 4, 1864
  • Joseph G Bird, private, mustered out June 2, 1865
  • Joshua N Blenis, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Warren H Boles, private, mustered out June 12, 1865
  • Addison G Bonney, sergeant, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Charles F Bort, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Jacob M Bower, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • John H Brogan, corporal, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Timothy Burk, corporal, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Charles Bushyby, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Michael Byrne, corporal, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Thomas Byrne, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Dwight Chapin, quartermaster-sergeant, mustered out September 3, 1864
  • John G Chapman, sergeant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Almond Lucern Clark, non-commissioned second lieutenant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Zeno Clark, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Dennis Clary, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Thomas B Coonan, corporal, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Edward H Cummings, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Cornelius Daly, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Francis A Darling, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • George E Davis, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Milton Dennison, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Sanford Deyo, private, expired September 3, 1864
  • Henry P Dezard, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Isaac Dickinson, wagoner, mustered out June 17, 1865
  • George B Dyer, first sergeant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Thomas Dygert, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Gilbert Ellis, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Michael Ernenwein, farrier & blacksmith but reduced, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Andrew Farrington, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • James Fleming, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Newton France, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Alvin T Gay, private, mustered out June 12, 1865
  • Elisha Gay, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Michael Gleason, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Sanford Gotham, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Warren A Griswold, private, mustered out May 6, 1965
  • Martin M Haley, sergeant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Thomas Haley, private, deserted June 12, 1865
  • Chauncey Hill, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Henry J Holme, private, mustered out October 23, 1864
  • Martin Hoolahan, private, died August 10, 1864
  • Phillip Hopple, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Samuel F Hough, private, mustered out June 9, 1865
  • Henry J Howe, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Watkins A Hughes, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • James E Jenkins, non-commissioned captain, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Albert B Johnson, sergeant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • James Kennedy, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Warren H Kenyon, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Joseph Knittel, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Henwick Kounen, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • James Lane, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Burton Lawton, private, mustered out June 2, 1865
  • John Leonard, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Charles H Loomis, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • John Lucy, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Daniel P Mann, non-commissioned captain, mustered out December 10, 1864
  • Henry Marshal, corporal, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Riley Marshall, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Charles J Martin, sergeant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Hiram May, private, “sick” on muster roll of June 13, 1865
  • Charles Miller, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Robert Miller, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • William Miller, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Charles H Miner, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Freet Miner, quartermaster-sergeant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Leonard Morse, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Orin W Mowry, corporal, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Robert Murfitt, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Peter Nevin, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Charles H Nicholson, corporal, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Peter Nodecker, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Gilbert W Palmer, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • William H Parker, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • James L Pease, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Warren Penfield, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Henry D Perkins, sergeant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Eugene M Perry, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Rensalaer Phillips, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Thomas E Randall, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • William F Reed, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Hamilton Rhodes, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Francis G Rice, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • James Rice, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Peter Rice, Jr, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Thomas Rockford, private, died September 19, 1864
  • Thomas Rowan, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • William Schafer, farrier and blacksmith, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Henry A J Sexton, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Alonzo Sherwin, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Abraham Simmons, Jr, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Abraham Simmons, Sr, saddler, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Jacob van R Simmons, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Thomas Skulley, private, transferred to VRC December 22, 1864
  • Edgar H Spencer, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Miles D Spencer, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Albert Stevens, Jr, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Franklin Stewart, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Robert Sweeney, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • R Eugene Turner, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Frank Vane, non-commissioned first lieutenant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Louis Vanderwarker, corporal, mustered out October 25, 1864
  • Andrew Veling, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Dony Veling, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Jacob Veling, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • John E Vickerman, private, mustered out October 25, 1864
  • Thomas E Vischer, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • George Walker, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • Hiram N Warren, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Delevan B Way, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Millard Way, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Thomas Weilman, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • Charles F Welton, private, mustered out May 30, 1865
  • Albert H Wells, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Benjamin Y Wells, private, mustered out September 14, 1864
  • George H Wells, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Emory J West, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • Robert Williams, private, mustered out May 18, 1865
  • William W Williams, sergeant, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • James Winton, private, mustered out with company June 13, 1865
  • William R P Woodruff, private, mustered out June 29, 1865

Sorting Through Early Lowthers in County Mayo

23 December 2011 Leave a comment

There were two Lowthers mentioned in Griffith’s Valuation in Ballysakeery, Co. Mayo in 1857: Andrew Lowther and Patrick Lowther. When comparing with vital and parish records, these appear to be:

  1. Andrew Lowther
    born about 1818
    married Judy Munnely before 1845
    died 1893 in Rathglass as a widower
  2. Patrick Lowther
    born about 1820
    married Babby Monly before 1855
    died 1880 in Rathglass as a widower

(You can view the listing of children in an earlier post.)

However, I think that there is good evidence of at least a third male Lowther at this time.

The first clue is in the baptism of Patrick Lother, son of Andrew Lother, in 1856. One of the witnesses was Michael Lother. It seems unlikely that Michael Lother (husband of Bridget Cawley) would be the witness, as he was only 15 years old at the time. This alone brings up the question of another Michael Lother and his relation.

The second clue has to do with the death records of Lothers. When they died, both Patrick and Andrew Lowther were widowers. Another death record exists for Julia Lowther. This Julia was born around 1826 and died in 1886. When she died, she was a farmer’s widow and her son Andrew Lowther was the witness. Julia could not have been married to either Andrew or Patrick Lowther because they had all been widowed.

It is my belief that Julia Lowther was the wife of Michael Lowther.

Julia’s son Andrew Lowther was probably the Andrew Lowther born about 1856 in Mayo according to the 1901 census. This is the only Andrew to have children recorded by 1886.

I think that Michael Lowther (husband of Bridget Cawley) was likely the son of Michael Lowther and Julia, and the brother of Andrew Lowther. An Andrew Lother was a witness for half of Michael Lowther’s children’s baptisms. It would make more sense that a brother or a father than an uncle. Andrew Lother is most likely not the son of Andrew Lother (husband of Judy Munnely) because Andrew & Judy’s son Patrick was born in 1856 and his birth/baptism recorded, but Andrew Lother (husband of Bridget) was born about the same time and not recorded, but it is a possibility.

An Anne Lowther was the daughter of a Julia, but the record lacks the year. It could have been the Ann Lother who married Francis Craig, as a Pat Creig and a Mary Creig witnessed Penelope Lowther (daughter of Michael Lowther and Bridget Cawley). Craig was a popular surname in the area, so it could also be that it’s a neighbor, a friend, or a sister and brother-in-law, but it’s unknown.

For more details, view the sources
Birth records from Roots Ireland
Census from National Archives (Ireland)

Lowthers & Munnellys of County Mayo

22 December 2011 2 comments

I am trying to untangle the connections with the Lother/Lowther family, who were in Griffith’s Valuation in Rathglass West. According to some census records, the earliest Lowther was born in Co. Mayo in 1841–which is the earliest indication of when they were in Co. Mayo. There was a George Lowther from Scotland who was buried in Kilmoremoy in 1827 at the age of 27, but that’s it.

Two Lowthers married Munnellys.

Judy Munnely married Andrew Lowther before 1845. Had daughter Bridget in Ballysakeery in 1845 (witnessed by James Kearny & Bridget Kearny). They had Patrick Lowther in 1856 in Ballysakeery, witnessed by Michael Lother and Sibby Monly.

Babby Monly married Patrick Lowther before 1855. Had daughter Elizabeth in 1855 (witnessed by James Karny & Nancy Monly).

Because these are all women, it’s a bit difficult to decipher how they were all related, and I was hoping you might have some insight.

There was a Nancy Monally from Mount Jubilee would married a Thomas Donohue in Belmullet on 7 Feb 1839 (witnessed by Martin Murphy & Anne Donohue). Because of the distance, I doubt There was a 26-year-old Sibby Monelly from Knocknacally (dau of John Monelly, farmer) who married a 34-year-old Michael Kelly from Yawnanddy Duff (son of Patrick Kelly, farmer) on 6 Feb 1875 in Moygawnagh, Ballycastle, with Michael Kelly & Catherine Farrell as witnesses. I think it’s pretty obvious that this Sibby is not the same Sibby as the earlier witness.

Griffith’s Valuation Notes

21 December 2011 Leave a comment

Griffith’s Valuation (Mayo: 13 July 1857)
Those listed with Rathglass township (from Ballysakeery list)

Commons Catherine Rathglass, West Ballysakeery Mayo
Doogan Michael Rathglass, West Ballysakeery Mayo
Frazer Thomas Rathglass East Ballysakeery Mayo
Hanaghan Anthony Rathglass East Ballysakeery Mayo
Hannick John Rathglass East Ballysakeery Mayo
Kavanagh John Rathglass, West Ballysakeery Mayo
Knox John Rathglass East Ballysakeery Mayo
Lowther Andrew Rathglass, West Ballysakeery Mayo
Lowther Patrick Rathglass, West Ballysakeery Mayo
Mc Hale Bridget Rathglass, West Ballysakeery Mayo
Mc Nulty Patrick Rathglass, West Ballysakeery Mayo
O’Hara Michael Rathglass, West Ballysakeery Mayo

Cawleys in Crossmolina

Cawley William Gortnahurra, Lower Crossmolina Mayo
Cawley Peter Crossmolina Crossmolina Mayo
Cawley Michael Derryhillagh Crossmolina Mayo
Cawley Helena Maria Crossmolina Crossmolina Mayo
Mc Cawley John Grange Crossmolina Mayo
Mc Cawley Bartholomew Grange Crossmolina Mayo

Pisdorf Mentions of Quirin

8 October 2011 Leave a comment

Some mentions of Quirin in the church book for Pisdorf city.  Pisdorf BMS 1698-1896, 3 E 376/3

p 5:
Baptism of Jacob Eberhard Becht, 1 February 1699: Mr. Johann Jacob Becht, U.F.Licent.  and the appointed officeman of Saarwarden.
Mrs. Maria Magdalena
Jacob Eberhard
Mr. Johann Nickol Quirin, rentmaster of Wolfskirchen
Mr. Johann Philipp Mader, Notary and appointed office clerk of Saarwarden
Mrs. Anna Elisabetha, wife of Gustavus Herrenschmidt, pastor (Pfarrer)

p9:
Baptism of Philipp Lorentz Quirin, 31 August 1704: Johann Jacob Quirin, blacksmith and Anna Maria Raub, parents.  Witnesses: Lorenz ____ Mueller of Saarwarden; Philipp _archer, butcher; and Margaretha, Heinrich Quirins wife of Wolfskirchen

p10:
Baptism of Margaretha Barbara Herrenschmidt, 24 September 1705: Gustavus Herrenschmidt pastor of Pisdorff and wife Elisabetha _archer.  Witnesses: Joh. Bartholomaus Larch(?), tanner of Bockenheim; Maria Barbara, Joh. Theobald __; Margaretha, wife of Nicolai Quirin __graflich of Nassau-Saarwarden, rentmaster and tanner? of Wolfskirchen

p12:
Baptism of Johann Peter Feuder, 5 February 1708: Johann Michael Feuder, schlosser (locksmith, tinkerer, etc) of Pistorff and Anna Elisabetha Eva.  Witnesses: Joh. Jacob Quirin, blacksmith of Pistorff; Joh. Peter Schuster, __macher; Margaretha, Joh. Philipp Karcher’s wife; Elisabetha, Johann Jacob Kleiner’s wife.

p13:
Baptism of Ludwig Honsdorff, 25 September 1711: Georg Friedrich Honsdorff, pastor of here, and his wife Louisa Salome Wagner.  Witnesses: Louisa Sophia Graff; Johann Friedrich Schmidt, high royal appointee office worker of Nassau Saarwerden; Johann Philipp Oberheim, inspector of __; Joh. Nicholaus Quirin, rentmaster of Wolfskirchen; Anna Margaretha Reeb, widow of here.

p15:
Baptism of Lorentz Reitenbach, 17 July 1716: Jacob Reitenbach and wife Margaretha Eva.  Witnesses: Johann Martin __tzstein of Hirshland; Lorentz Eva, younger; Margaretha Fisher; Anna Maria Quirin of Pistorff.

p16:
Baptism of Anna Margretha, 26 October 1717: Jost Quirin and wife Catharina Wilderneth?  Anna Margretha Stos; Daniel Weiss, younger; Johannes Wildernuth? younger.

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To Do: Quirins

7 October 2011 Leave a comment

Look into Quirin records in Pisdorf. While seem to have still been living in Wolfskirchen, had marriages in Pisdorf.
ex: Pisdorf BMS 1698-1896, 3 E 376/3, p 193, marriage of Joh. Jacob Quirin (son of Joh Jacob Quirin) and Anna Maria.
Annette Kunselman Burgert mentions marriage of Anna Elizabetha, daughter of Jacob Quirin to Georg Friedrich Stroh on 7 May 1737 in Pisdorf (C18th Emigrants: Northern Alsace, p 494)

Miscellaneous Quirin notes

22 September 2011 Leave a comment

Found some Quirins I hadn’t found while looking for a record in Durstel.

Joh. Anthoni Quirin, burger of Bettwiller, witnessed baptism in 1697 (Durstel BMS 1695-1763, 3 E 110/1, p 7)

Baptism of Catharina Margaretha Enßminger, daughter of Johann Philipp Enßminger and his wife Elisabetha witnessed by Anna Margaretha, daughter of Georg Nicolai Quirin, rentmaster of Wolfskirchen (Durstel BMS 1695-1763, 3 E 110/1, p 7)

Anna Barbara, daughter of Hans Anthon Quirin, burger witnessed a baptism in 1698 (Durstel BMS 1695-1763, 3 E 110/1, p 8 )

1730 23 July, of [Bettwiller?], Anna Elisabeth Quirin, daughter of Nickol Quirin (Durstel BMS 1695-1763, 3 E 110/1, p 59)

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