The Family of Jim and Selma Burrows

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  • ID: I4086
  • Name: Mary
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: INT 1842 (Age 37 in 1880 census) in ,, England 1 2 1
  • Change Date: 20 Feb 2006 at 15:22:17

    Marriage 1 _____ Luscombe
    • Change Date: 20 Feb 2006
    1. Has Children James L Luscombe b: INT 1868 (Age 11 in 1880 census) in ,, England
    2. Has Children Alice Maud Luscombe b: 24 JUL 1870 in Trinity Place, Finchley, London, England
    3. Has No Children Susan F Luscombe b: INT 1872 (Age 7 in 1880 census) in ,, Iowa

    1. Title: 1880 US Census, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa
      Abbrev: 1880 Iowa City census
        Name: Family History Library
        Date: 4 Feb 2006

      Text: <div><pre>
      Census Place 3rd Ward, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa
      Page Number 192C

      Name Rel MS Sex R Age BP Occupation FBp MBp
      ----------------- ---- -- ------- - -- --- ------------- --- ---
      Mary LASCOMBE Self W Female W 37 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
      James T. LASCOMBE Son S Male W 11 ENG At School ENG ENG
      Alice M. LASCOMBE Dau S Female W 9 ENG ENG ENG
      Susan F. LASCOMBE Dau S Female W 7 IA ENG ENG
      Date: 20 Feb 2006
    2. Title: E-mail from Mike Kelley, February 17+19+25, 2006
      Abbrev: Mike Kelley's E-mail
      Author: Mike Kelley
      Text: From: Mike Kelley
      Subject: Ohio - Ancestry World Tree
      Date: February 17, 2006 4:53:45 PM EST

      The Ancestry World Tree that you have posted includes Oliva Amanda Miller, who married Abner W Blue.

      It might interest you to know that Oliva Amanda was the daughter of John A Miller and Eliza Firmyu. In the 1850 and 1860 census records, you will find this Miller family in Cardington, Morrow county, Ohio. Oliva Amanda is listed simply as Amanda. Her eldest brother was John Ford Miller, born 16 Jul 1830. You will find an IGI listing for him, as well as a PRF; he was married to a twin, Almira Grisell in Cardington. By the way, in 1880 Abner & Oliva had moved back to Ohio - Abner was a locomotive engineer. Oliva lists her parents' birthplaces as NY (father) and PA (mother); this is consistent with the 1850 and 1860 birth locations listed for John & Eliza.

      Regards, Mike Kelley

      P.S. By 1900, Abner & Oliva had moved to Kentucky; their son Bartlett rates a lengthy biography in one of the histories of Kentucky.

      From: Mike Kelley
      Subject: James Gilbert Blue
      Date: February 19, 2006 10:16:20 PM EST
      To: Jim & Selma Burrows

      You've included the following sketch in your Blue genealogy:

      [Extract of older data on James Gilbert Blue]

      The wife of Comfort Harvey was named Alice Luscombe, born in July 1870 in England. Her family emigrated from England to the US in 1871 (according to the census). The widow Mary Luscombe and her three children (James L, Alice and Susan F) are listed in Iowa City in the 1880 census.

      James L Luscombe had a son named Donald A Luscombe, born 25 May 1895. He was the person who made the first metal airplane. He was Alice Marian Van Law's first cousin.

      I've appended my notes on Donald A Luscombe.

      I am a 9th cousin of James Gilbert Blue

      By the way, your note for Yvonne Blue includes a marvelous understatement, when you mention that she married B F Skinner. He was THE B F Skinner, the great psychologist !!

      Regards, Mike Kelley

      From: Mike Kelley
      Subject: Helen Dorcas Burrows
      Date: February 25, 2006 9:23:33 AM EST

      After checking my research notes, I realized that my original reason for importing Burrows & Blue information into my database was an interest in Helen Dorcas Burrows.

      Helen's husband John Robert Carleton is my third cousin, once removed. He was born on 12 October 1898, in Iowa; his parents were John Jay Carleton and Lillian M Stewart. His great-great-grandfather James Pierce Carleton, Jr is my great-great-great-grandfather.

      Judge James Pierce Carleton, Jr was a pioneer settler in Iowa, and was elected the first Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives (while Iowa was still a territory, attached to Wisconsin).

      My greatuncle is named Carleton Kelley, and my identical twin brother is named John Carleton Kelley, and I've put a fair amount of effort into the identification of as many Carleton cousins as possible.

      The other detail that caught my attention was the place of death of John Robert Carleton and of Helen Dorcas Burrows. My mother grew up in Santa Barbara, and her father opened his sixth Singer Sewing Center in Ventura.

      Due to those connections, I did a bit of research into Helen Dorcas Burrows - I imported her pedigree from an AWT that John Naim has posted. I call my grandfather the Johnny Appleseed of sewing machines because he migrated from Michigan to California by opening Singer Sewing centers in many states. My mother's middle name is Montana, because she was born in Montana. My three aunts have middle names Minnesota, Dakota and California. When people asked my grandfather why he gave his daughters such middle names, he would say that it was the only way that he could remember where he lived!! He'd drag the family to one city, open a sewing center, entice ladies into taking sewing lessons and then sell them a machine. After 12 to 18 months in one location (saturating the market with sewing machines), they would move to another city and he'd repeat the process. They finally settled for good in Santa Barbara.

      I recently discovered another possible link to Helen Dorcas Burrows, which led to my earlier e-mails to you. If Wealthy Bartlett's mother Obedience Mix turns out to be the daughter of Amos Mix and Amelia Pennoyer, then I'd be related to you (I'm related to Amos Mix; William Chesebrough (born 1572) is my 9th-great-grandfather (he was Amos' 3rd-great-grandfather). And I would be your ninth cousin, twice-removed !!

      Regards, Mike Kelley
      Date: 26 Feb 2006
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