September 17, 2003

Emily Goslee Freeney - photo

Goslee -> Freeney

Diana HOWARD Bahna wrote to say she was going through some old boxes and came across a small photo album from the Freeney side of the family. One of the gems we discovered was a photo of Emily Goslee Freeney holding her granddaughter Kathleen FREENEY (later Herget)

Posted by jhowell at 9:12 PM

September 6, 2003

McCarter to Carter

The Carter tree starts with Joseph McCarter b. Ireland 1818. He appears in the 1880 U.S. Census living in Philadelphia. His children changed the name to Carter to avoid the stigma of having an Irish sounding name.

Posted by jhowell at 1:35 AM

September 4, 2003

Jacob Boyer

A new Boyer generation is discovered with the family of Jacob Boyer. Born cir. 1815, he appears in the 1870 U.S. Census living in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA - age 55.

It is Jacob's unknown first wife who had a son, and only child, named George Washington Boyer who was a homebuilder, and also a night watchman at the Fern Rock water bureau facility. George Washington Boyer is the direct ancestor of our Boyer line shown here.

Jacob's second wife, Margaret MERION, age 45 appears with him on the 1870 U.S. Census. Jacob and Margaret had 10 children including Del Boyer who lived in the Frankford section of Philadelphia and was an auto agency owner and John Boyer who worked on his sister Aleah's farm.

Posted by jhowell at 11:44 PM