Updates to Tree – Foard, Smallwood, Seymour

New edits and updates to the tree tonight:

William Richardson Foard, Jr.

  • Added: Residence in 1923 (1902 Sherwood Ave., Baltimore, MD)
  • Added: Residence in 1917 (808 Willow St., Baltimore, MD)
  • Added: WWI Draft card
  • Interesting to note: His birth year listed on WWI draft card (1894) is different than what is on his grave (1893) – I usually lean towards earlier records as the correct date, my theory being that the younger you are, the more likely you are to remember correct dates. Also, information on gravestones is given my a relative or friend and has a higher likelihood of being incorrect.

Edith Smallwood

  • Added: 1900 Census
  • Added: Husband (Frank Zepp) and child (Norman Zepp)
  • Added: Residence in 1900 (908 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD)
  • Added: Residence in 1912, 1921, 1928 (623 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD)
  • Added: Residence in 1895 (922 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD)
  • Added: Middle name initial of “M”

Margaret Seymour

  • Added: 1870, 1900, 1910 Census
  • Added: Residence in 1895 (922 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD)
  • Added: Residence in 1900 (908 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD)
  • Added: Residence in 1910 (406 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD)
  • Added: Marriage date (1871)
  • Added: Occupation – pattern maker

New People Added:

  • Mary E. Seymour Brant
  • William W. Seymour
  • Mary A. Seymour
  • Ella Seymour
  • Estelle Seymour
  • John B. Seymour

To view more details, visit my Ancestry.com tree (link is on the right side column)

A Country Divided – But Not a Family

I recently stumbled onto a new piece of information about an ancestor, William P. Cummings – even though he lived and died in Baltimore, he fought in the Civil war for Ohio. I have yet to figure out the reason for this, and I am sure there is one, but it gave me inspiration for a new post.

Listed below are the relative who I know enlisted and those who registered for the draft. Obviously, my family is not full of career soldiers as no one lasted longer than a year. I lied – I just found  new one. I’m sure there are still more to be discovered, but for now, here they are:

Enlistments:

  • JamesO’Conor (1829-1911) [direct ancestor]
    • Union
    • Enlisted Date: 20 Oct 1861
    • Mustered Out: 18 Sep 1862
    • Rank: Private
    • Regiment: Company E, 1st Cavalry Regiment Maryland
  • William Peyton Cummings (1831-1901) [brother of direct ancestor]
    • Union
    • Enlisted Date: 19 Apr 1861
    • Mustered Out: 18 Aug 1861
    • Rank: Private
    • Regiment: Company F, Ohio 12th Infantry Regiment
  • John B.Thoms (1837-?) [brother of direct ancestor]
    • Union
    • Enlisted Date: 17 Jun 1861
    • Discharged: 10 Aug 1861
    • Rank: Ensign
    • Regiment: Company F, 15th New York Engineers
    • Resigned at Fairfax Seminary, VA
  • William Baker Smallwood (1843-1891) [brother of direct ancestor]
    • Union
    • Enlisted Date: 1861
    • Discharged: Sep 1865
    • Rank: Private
    • Regiment: Company A, 1st Maryland Light Artillery; Company B, Maryland Light Artillery

Draft Registration

  • James Joseph Lacy (1840-1913) [direct ancestor]
    • State: Maryland (Union)
    • Registration: Jun 1863
  • DanielWooters (1845-1920) [direct ancestor]
    • State: Maryland (Union)
    • Registration: Jul-Aug 1863
    • Remarks: Currently in service in the 1st Eastern Shore Regiment (this regiment fought in Gettysburg)
  • Gabriel Schaffer
    • State: Maryland (Union)
    • Registration: Jul 1863
EDIT - 
7/31/14 11:16 PM - added William Baker Smallwood
8/1/14 11:42 PM - added Gabriel Schaffer