Friday, May 20, 2011

James Montville Weatherwax 1837-1907

Often known as Montville Weatherwax he is also identified in his sons marriage record as Jonas M. Weatherwax.
In June of 1860 he registered for the draft in Sturgis,MI.; next line below is for a Charles Weatherwax (possible relatationship?) both are single farmers ages 20 and 28 respectively. I sent for a copy of his CSR hoping to identify his parentage. He enlisted on 22 Aug 1864 and was discharged in Pulaski,TN on 10 June 1865.
His CSR uses the names Montville and James M. Weatherwax. His parents are simply identified as Mechawin Weatherwax and (?) Seabolt for his mother. He married Adelaide I. Stephenson on 5 Sep 1869 in Centerville,MI (MI Marriage record found). In USC 1870 he is living in White Pigeon,MI as a stone mason. In USC1880 we find him and his 2 children: Lathrop and Frank Weatherwax.
He applied for and was granted an Invalid pension on 5 Sep 1884 for his servie in H Co., 8th Cav MI.
In USC 1900 he is in Muskegan,MI with wife Adeliade and son Frank.
He died 14 Aug 1907 in Ionia,MI. He is buried in White Pigeon,MI (MI Death record found)
His line appears to have died out with his grandson Leighton Weatherwax son of Lathrop who died in Trinity, CA. 1965. No known descendants from son Frank who had 2-marriages have yet been found. Tracking him shows that his age is consistently different in the various records found. His dob range is from 1834-1837 depending on the record found.
There is no identifiable Mechawin Weatherwax or any Seabolt marriage connection I can find in MI records so far. Anyone with any information please contact me
Wayne E. Weatherwax

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Arthur W.B. Weatherwax +2647 spouse correction

Pages 427,617-618 of The Weatherwax Genealogy apply

+2647 Arthur W.B. Weatherwax (8555) shows as being married to Elizabeth Della Waid (8560).

The name of his wife needs to be corrected as follows:
She was: Della L. Holbert;b:Sep 1898 in Marion WV. Her parents were: George B. Holbert and Lillie Dale Freeman.Matching her and her parents and Grandparents in various USC, along with her sister living as single with her in USC1920 corrected her maiden name.
Further research on the Eliza Delia Waid previously sited shows conclusively that she could not have been Arthurs wife due to her age (est 12yrs old)when Arthur's children were born. Previous researchers have continued to show this error which needs correction.
After the death of her mother Lillie Dale Freeman, Della was left living with her grandfather; John W. Freeman (USC1910 in Winfield,Marion WV)
Both Arthur and Della died in Sarasota co. FL. Arthur on 15 Mar 1980 in Bradenton and Della on Dec 2001 in Sarasota.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fathers Day Sale

From now until Father's Day June 19,2010 ,The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930 will be on sale for $65.00 postpaid via media mail.

Send check or USPS Money order to:

Wayne E. Weatherwax
47 Hopkins Road
Westfield,MA 01085
personel checks must clear my bank prior to book shipment

Happy Fathers Day to all Dad's