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[BULLET]Books and Articles (79)
[BULLET]Census Records (71)
[BULLET]Certificates of Vital Records (16)
[BULLET]Military Records (12)
[BULLET]Miscellaneous Records (36)
[BULLET]Probate Records (19)
[BULLET]Web sites (15)

Total sources referenced:   248 

Updated:  February 3, 2006.

Books and Articles in Genealogical Periodicals

Abstracts of Marriage, Death and Estate Notices from the Oquawka Spectator, Henderson County, Illinois Book I, Feb. 12, 1848 through December, 1851, compiled by Ruth A. Hutchinson, ©1980 (records of JACKSON, FORGEY & MILHOLLAND families)

The American Genealogist (TAG), magazine article entitled "The Origin of the Crowninshields" by G. Andrews Moriarity, Vol. 25, 1949, p. 222 (COLE, CROWNINSHIELD)

Ancestors and Descendants of Lucy Ann and George Ephraim Cleaver Bennett, ©1988, by Dorothy Bertine (record of DeHAVEN genealogy)

Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Millett from Chertsey, Surreyshire, England to Dorchester, Massachusetts: and his wife Mary Greenoway by George Francis Millett, published 1959 at Mesa, Arizona (possibly ancestors of my CLEMENTS/MEHAFFEY line)

Annals of the Town of Providence, From Its First Settlement to the Organization of the City Government, in June, 1832, by William R. Staples, published 1843 by Knowles and Vose, Providence (record of Robert COLE)

Baptismal Record of Reformed Church, Claverack, New York, 1727-1899, transcribed and indexed by Arthur C. M. Kelly, Kinship Books, ©1970 (Andrew LOOMIS)

Biographical Record of Bartholomew and Jackson Counties, Indianapolis B. W. Bowen, published 1904, p. 562 (record of HINDERLITER family in Jackson Co., Indiana)

Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850, published 1890, pp. 151, 164 (Daniel HARRIS and Nancy ELDER's 1 Jan 1801 marriage record, parents of Mary (HARRIS) COLE)

British Family Names, Their Origin and Meaning With Lists of Scandinavian, Frisian, Anglo-Saxon and Norman Names by Rev. Henry Barber, 2nd ed. 1903.

Bunce Genealogy and History by Leslie R. Bunce and [Miss] Vida E. Bunce, ©1977, privately printed, Denver, Colorado

Centennial History of the Town of Millbury, Massachusetts, Including Vital Statistics, 1850-1899, published under direction of a Committee Appointed by the Town, 1915, pp. 61, 63, 64, 500, 501, 504, 569-71, 624, 691 & 744 (COLE, BURNAP, LOVELL and WAIT(E) family records)

The Cole Family of Stark, New Hampshire:  Descendants of Solomon Cole of Beverly, Massachusetts, by Henry Winthrop Hardon, expanded version privately published 1932 Haverhill, Mass. by The Record Press, (originally appeared in the New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, Vol. 86, (1932)), p. 70 in particular has record of Barnet COLE and his family

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, compiled by Frederick A. Dyer, published 1908 by The Dyer Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa, pp. 1031-32 (16th Illinois Regiment Cavalry and p. 1454 (New York 126th Regiment Infantry)

DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, published 1990 by Daughters of of the American Revolution, Part 1, pg. 618, where it shows Barnet COLE, with same dates of birth and death as on David Martin's computer printout referenced below under Miscellaneous Sources (born ca. 1762 Mass., died 22 Dec 1836 Maine, first wife was Susannah WALKUP, parents of Webster COLE and grandparents of Leonard COLE on p. 84 of the Bunce Genealogy and History.)

Delaware Bible Records, Vol. 3, by Donald O. Virdin, ©1993, published by Heritage Books of Bowie, MD, from records kept by the Delaware Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, pp. 31-33, Bible Record of Isaac and Matilda (KENNEDY) CHAMBERS of London Britain Twp., Chester Co., Pa. This Bible has a record of James KENNEDY's birthdate, July 21, 1785, and the birthdate of his wife, Catherine DeHAVEN, May 22, 1793, which differs slightly with the birthdate known to the DeHaven Club of May 22, 1794. Only one of their children is in the Bible record, Matilda KENNEDY, born 1815, who married Isaac N. CHAMBERS)

Descendants of John Adsit of Lyme, Connecticut by Newman Ward Adsit (1878-1949), published 1900; record of Martin Adsit, spouse of Nancy Bunce.

Documentary History of the State of New York, Vol. III, pub. 1850 by Weed, Parsons & Co., Public Printers. (record of Niclaus KARNER)

Family Names and Their Story by Sabine Baring-Gould, published in 1910, 1969.

Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston . . . by Henry Bond, M.D., published by the N.E. Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860, Second Edition, pp. 617-18 (family of Richard WAITE, ancestor of Polly (BURNAP) COLE, through her mother Bethiah (WAITE) BURNAP)

Genealogical and Family History of Reading, Massachusetts including the present towns of Wakefield, Reading and North Reading with Chronological and Historical Sketches from 1639 to 1874, by Hon. Lilley Eaton, pub. Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston, 1874, pp. 56-58 (BURNAP line)

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, by William Cutter, published 1911 (BACON and WETMORE families)

Genealogical Gleanings Abstracted from the Yates County Whig 1823-1855, compiled by Dianne Stenzel, ©1991, published by Heritage Books, Inc. of Bowie, Maryland (BUNCE, BOYCE, KRESS, HUSON, SUPPLEE, WAGENER family records)

Genealogical Gleanings Abstracted from the Yates County Chronicle Penn Yan, New York, May 1856 to October 1867, compiled by Dianne Stenzel, ©1992, published by Heritage Books, Inc. of Bowie, Maryland (BUNCE, BOYCE, HUSON, KRESS family records)

The Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, Seekers of Religious Liberty Who Fled from Silesia to Saxony and Thence to Pennsylvania in the Years 1731-1737 by Brecht, Samuel Kriebel, edited by Samuel K. Brecht, printed for the Board of Publication of the Schwenkfelder Church, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania by Rand McNally & Co., 1923 (family related to the DeHAVENs, WAGENER)

Genealogy of the Bunce Family of Connecticut, manuscript compiled by Alice Kennedy Howard during 1960-1971, a 250-page manuscript, a copy of which she gave to the Connecticut State Library in Hartford and other libraries (a record of the marriage of Peter BUNCE/Rhoda LOOMIS is in her "Unclaimed Bunces" section)

The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, compiled by E. J. Cleveland and H. G. Cleveland, 1899

The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 by Robert Charles Anderson, ©1995, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass. (BUNCE, COLE, MAVERICK)

Guernsey County, Ohio, A Collection of Historical Sketches and Family Histories, compiled by members and friends of the Guernsey County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, © 1979, pp. 171-172. (Descendants of Samuel & Margaret (BINGHAM) MEHAFFEY)

Henderson County, Illinois Cemeteries, by Virginia Ross and Jane Evans, ©1979-1981, 2 volumes, published in Owensboro, Kentucky by McDowell Publications. (JACKSON family cemetery records)

Herrick Genealogy:  A Genealogical Register of the Name and Family of Herrick from the Settlement of Henerie Hericke in Salem, Massachusetts, 1629, to 1846, with a Concise Notice of Their English Ancestry by Gen. Jedediah Herrick, rev. by Lucius C. Herrick. Pub., 1885; partial ancestry of Martha Herrick, wife of Thomas Lovell

History and Directory of Yates County, New York by Stafford C. Cleveland, published in 1873 in two volumes in Penn Yan, New York. (BUNCE and allied families, such as BOYCE, HUSON, KRESS, LORD, McLOUD and NORRIS) pp. 160, 667, 725, 919-921, 1018, 1020, 1077

History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut, by William Holcomb Webster and Rev. Melville Reuben Webster. 1st ed. Rochester, N.Y., E.R. Andrews Printing Co., 1915. pp. 834, 1309, 1399-1402 (BENNETT/WEBSTER families of Steuben Co., New York)

History of Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, published 1885 by J. B. Beers & Co. (LOOMIS and KARNER)

History of Greenwood County, Kansas, ©1986, published by the Greenwood Historical Society, pp. 171-72 (biographical sketch of family of Hon. Jeffery CLOGSTON, husband of Mary HOAGLAND, granddaughter of Dr. Richard and Rebecca (KRESS) HUSON)

History of Jackson County, Indiana, by Brant and Fuller, published in 1886, p. 39 (Joel JACKSON)

History of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876, including Grafton until 1735; Millbury until 1813; and parts of Northbridge, Upton and Auburn, compiled by Rev. William A. Benedict and Rev. Hiram A. Tracy, published 1878 "for the town, by Sanford & Company, 364 Main Street, Worcester," pp. 613-15 (section on BURNAP family contributed by William E. COLE, son of Webster and Polly (BURNAP) COLE)

History of the DeHaven Family by Howard DeHaven Ross, Ph.B, 4th Edition, 1929

History of the State of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, Ill. (biographical sketches on Elisha D. JACKSON, Peter BUNCE, Jr. and related families)

History of the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, manuscript by Mr. Cunningham, dated 1898, at the Lunenburg Public Library (HARRIS)

History of Yates County, New York, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich, published 1892 at Syracuse, New York by D. Mason & Co. (BUNCE and allied families, i.e., KRESS and SPICER)

The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry, Vol. VII-3, dated 3 Jul 1980, p. 24, article on Jackson County Circuit Court, First Order Book, term of court 7-9 Apr 1817 (Willington JACKSON)

The Household Guide and Instructor with Biographies of Presidents of the United States and a brief outline of History of Guernsey County, Ohio, published by T.F. Williams, Cleveland, 1882, pp. 3-4. (MEHAFFEY and related families)

Index to the 1850 census of the State of California compiled by Alan P. Bowman; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1972, which shows in the section on El Dorado County, p. 195, a man named Elisha D. Jackson, age 30 years, birthplace: Indiana, page number in the census 274, which was dated or taken on Oct. 18, 1850.

Kress Family History, compiled, written and published by Karl Friedrich von Frank zu Döefering in Vienna, Austria, American line contributed by Charles Rhoads Roberts, published 1930, pp. 712-719 (Christian KRESS and descendants)

Long Island Genealogies, compiled by Mary Powell Bunker, published in 1895 by Joel Munsell's Sons, Publisher, p. 123 (COLE, TOWNSEND)

Loomis Family in America by Elias Scott Loomis, published 1908

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution, Vol. 3, p. 755, and other volumes, which is a compilation from the archives prepared and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston, Mass. (Barnet COLE, Michael LOOMIS and Andrew LOOMIS' service)

The MacDonough-Hackstaff Ancestry by Rodney MacDonough, published 1901, Boston, Mass., Press of Samuel Usher, pp. 443-457, section on Robert Coles

The "Mering" [Maring] Family, by Warren Mering, published 1929, Sussex, N.J., Wantage Recorder Pr.

Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Iredell County, North Carolina, 1789 to 1800, transcribed and compiled by Shirley Coulter, Edie Purdy and Lois Schneider, Statesville, N.C. Abstract Publishers, © 1978. (GRAY and MILHOLLAND)

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 102, p. 177, July, 1948, "Hope Allen and his Granddaughter Deborah (Wager) Henchman"

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 154, April, 2000, pp. 219-222, article entitled "Plantagent Ancestry of Edward Rainsford (1609-1680) of Boston, Massachusetts" by Douglas Richardson

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 155, Oct., 2001, pp. 353-56, article entitled "Thomas Burnap, Husband of Mary Pearson" by George H. Perbix

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey, published 1985, by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Md.

New Hampshire Borns a Town, by Mrs. Marion Nicholl Rawson, E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., New York, ©1942, pp. 38-39 (records of Jason WAITE, Sr. and Jason WAITE, Jr.)

New York Genealogical and Historical Journal, January-April, 1945, Vol. 76. pp. 16-25, article entitled "Origin and Some Descendants of Cornelius Jones of Orange Co., New York" (ancestors of Luman JONES, spouse of Sophia BUNCE)

New York in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865, compiled by Frederick Phisterer, published by Weed, Parsons and Company, Albany, New York 1890, p. 475, 126th Regiment of Infantry (Melvin BUNCE's regiment)

North Carolina Military Muster Rolls 1812 and 1814, compiled by Ronald Vern Jackson, p. 112, record of David Mulholland

North Carolinian, vol. 4-6, by Ronald Vern Jackson, pp. 649-50; marriage record of David Milholen and Mary Gray.

The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, a copy of the Vital Statistics and Miscellaneous Records in 8 volumes, published by Authority of the City Council, 1900, compiled by Walter A. Davis, City Clerk, Sentinel Printing Company, 1898-1913. (Vol. III, p. 27 has the birth records of Albert and Laura COLE, children of Webster and Polly (BURNAP) COLE)

Pioneer Cemeteries of Guernsey Co., Ohio by Connor and Goodpaster, ©1963, self-published

The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches and other Contemporaneous Documents by Charles Henry Pope, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, ©1965, p. 110 (COLE)

Portrait and Biographical Record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson Counties, Illinois, published 1894 by Lake City Publishing of Chicago pp. 416-417 (biographical sketch of Asa JACKSON's family)

Portrait and Biographical Album of Clinton Co., Iowa, published in 1886, p. 620, biographical sketch of family of John W. and Isabella (MEHAFFEY) BARNES

A Sermon Preached at Alstead on the First Sabbath in Jan. 1826 with Historical Sketches of the Town . . . by Seth Aronold (first town historian) (record of Jason WAITE)

Settlers and Residents, Town of Livingston, New York Vol. 3, Part I, p. 19, by Arthur C. M. Kelly (record on prior history of Hillsdale, Columbia Co., New York, formerly known as Nobles Town and Kakeout under the Dutch)

Some Mackey Settlers Along the Mason-Dixon Line in Cecil County, Maryland and Chester County, Pennsylvania and Their Descendants compiled by Anne Gates Cople and published in 1998. Family of James and Sarah (DeHaven) Mackey

Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, p. 133 (WAITE records)

Vital Records for the Town of Leominster, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, published by Franklin P. Rice in 1911, pp. 44 and 394 (COLE birth and death records)

Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, pub. by Franklin P. Rice, Boston, 1908, pp. 184, 318-19, 395 (WAITE family records—through Bethia (WAITE) BURNAP)

Vital Records of Millbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, published by Franklin P. Rice, Systematic History Fund, 1903 (COLE, BURNAP and WAIT(E) family records)

Vital Records of Northbridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B., Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, published 1916 in Boston, Mass. (COLE records)

Vital Records of Sherborne to the end of the year 1849 pp. 90, 226 (record of births of children of William and Abiel (____) WAITE)

Vital Records of Sutton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, published in 1907 by F. P. Rice (COLE, BURNAP and WAIT(E) families)

Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B., Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, published 1916 in Boston, Mass. (COLE family)

Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, p. 255 (probable death record of Ruhamah (HAGAR) WAITE)

Warren County, Illinois, Female Marriage Index, 1829 through 1915, compiled by the Warren County Illinois Genealogical Society through the efforts of Elwilda Osborn and Ethel Trego, with the cooperation of Elynore King The Society, 1985. (SNODGRASS-MEHAFFEY and JACKSON-MEHAFFEY marriages)

The Wetmore Family of America by James Wetmore, published 1861

The Winthrop Fleet of 1630; an Account of the Vessels, the Voyage, the Passengers and Their English Homes From Original Authorities by Charles Edward Banks, republished 1961, by Genealogical Publishing Co. (COLE, MAVERICK, MILLET)

Census Records

1810 U.S. census for Hillsdale, Columbia Co., New York for family of Peter Bunts (Bunce), Sr.

1810 U.S. census for Jonas Bunce in Town of Reading, Steuben Co., New York.

1820 U.S. census for Town of Wolcott, Wayne Co., New York, pp. 452 & 458, families of Abraham and Thomas BUNTS.

1820 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, pp. 261A, 264A and 267A, for the households of Mathias, Meliton and Samuel G. Jackson

1825 New York State census for household of Peter Bunce in Yates Co., New York

1840 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 21, line 11, household of Jonathan Blevins, aged 20-30, prob. 2nd spouse of Luanna (Cordill) Jackson, widow of Joel Jackson

1840 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 21, line 1, household of Biron Jackson, age 20-30, 3 members in his household

1840 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 2, line 24, household of Joel Hinderlider, aged 30-40, 4 members in household

1840 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 2, line 29, household of Asa Jackson, aged 20-30, 7 members in household

1840 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 20, line 8, household of Joel Jackson, age 30-40, 8 members in his household

1840 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 3, line 7, household of Jordon Jackson, age 20-30, 4 members in his household

1840 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 3, line 1, household of Willington Jackson, age 50-60, 9 members in his household

1840 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 2, bottom line (31st), household of David Milholland, age 40-50, 9 members in his household

1850 U.S. census for Henderson Co., Illinois, Township 11, N 4th, 107th family, Asa Jackson and 108th family, Elisha D. Jackson.

1850 U.S. census for Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, p. 116, family of James and Rebecca (Clements) Mehaffey

1850 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 115, Salt Creek Township for family of Luannna (Cordell) Jackson and living next door was the family of Byram Jackson, who may have also been a brother to Elisha D. Jackson, perhaps the 12th son whose name we do not have; p. 170 Carr Township for family of Jordon Jackson; p. 178 Carr Township for family of Mathias Jackson

1850 U.S. census for Jackson Co., Indiana, p. 175, 80th family, headed by Joel Hinderlider

1850 census of Hardwick, Worcester Co., Massachusetts on p. 346, 174/195, for the household of Lucius Barnes

1850 U.S. census for Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts for the household of Leonard Cole, p. 231, 543rd dwelling, 582nd family

1850 U.S. census for Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts for the household of Albert and Sophia (BARNES) COLE, p. 78, 259th household

1850 U.S. census for Starkey and Barrington, Yates Co., New York for various Kress families and the families of Loomis Bunce and Chauncey Boyce (15 records)

1850 U.S. census for Town of Hornby, Steuben Co., New York, p. 107, for family of Martin and Nancy (BUNCE) ADSIT, 176th family enumerated on that census

1850 U.S. census for Town of Reading, Steuben Co., New York, p. 176, for the family of Orison and Sarah (KRESS) SEAMAN

1850 U.S. census for Adams Twp., Guernsey Co., Ohio, p. 386, family of Samuel and Elizabeth (BOYD) MEHAFFEY

1855 New York state census records for various related families in the Towns of Starkey & Barrington, Yates Co., New York (6 records)

1860 U.S. census for Henderson Co., Illinois, for household of Andrew Forgey. (Milhollin family)

1860 U.S. census for Henderson Co., Illinois, Post Office: Oquawka, for the household of Elisha D. JACKSON, 549th family enumerated

1860 U.S. census for Sumner township, post office: Little York, Warren Co., Illinois for the household of Jackson and wife, Sarah J. (MEHAFFEY) SNODGRASS, p. 265, also pp. 269 and 273 for Samuel and Joseph MEHAFFEY

1860 U.S. census for Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts for the household of Leonard COLE, p. 262, 2157th dwelling

1860 U.S. census for East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, p. 554, household of Jesse O. KENNADY

1865 New York state census for Town of Starkey, Yates Co., New York, 21st dwelling, 22nd family, John Jay KRESS household

1870 census for household of Jonas Baker on page 20, lines 8-13 for Nunda, Livingston Co., New York, for records of widowed Leah (KRESS) WALLING and her daughters, Amanda (WALLING) BAKER and Sarah WALLING

1870 New York City census for the households of John H. MONSEES, Sr. (101/318) and John H. MONSEES, Jr. (83/187)

1880 U.S. census for Monmouth Township, Shawnee Co., Kansas, for the household of Elisha Davis Jackson, taken 5 Jun 1880, p. 5, 40th dwelling, 41st family, Enumeration District No. 17

1880 U.S. census record for Tescumseh, Shawnee Co., Kansas for the household of Peter Bunce, Jr., p. 10, 74th dwelling, 80th family, Enumeration District No. 15

1880 U.S. census for New Hampton, Belknap Co., New Hampshire for the household of Charles L. Cole, p. 3, taken 3-4 Jun 1880, Enumeration District No. 11, Supervisor District No. 82

1880 U.S. census Soundex card record of the family of John Monsees, Jr., at 275 Hudson St., New York City, New York, Vol. 49, Enumeration District No. 103, Sheet 9, Line 41

1920 U.S. census for family of Alden Bernard COLE of Lawrence, Douglas Co., Kansas

1920 U.S. census for family of Leonard Osborn COLE of Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois

1920 U.S. census for the City of New York, family headed by Ellen MONSEES at 253 W. Houston St., Unit 115, Supervisor's District No. 1, Enumeration District No. 91, Sheet 5

1920 U.S. census for family of Ralph and May I. (COLE) ROBERTSON of Leominster, Massachusetts

1920 U.S. census for family of Herman and Eva E. (COLE) WAGNER of Orangetown, NY

Certificates of Vital Records

Original marriage certificate of Geo. K. BUNCE to Estella M. MEHAFFEY, dated 24 Sep 1893, Tescumseh, Kansas, signed by David A. Shutt

Original marriage certificate of Peter BUNCE to Mary B. KRESS, dated 18 March 1846, signed by Rev. Nathan Fellows

Death certificate of Albert COLE, 6 Aug 1884, at age 76y 2m 11d of chronic bronchitis, Vol. 357, Page 423, Massachusetts State Archives

Marriage certificate register no. HD12350-12 hc for the marriage of Charles C. COLE to Mary V. MONSEES on 2 May 1912, in New York City

Death certificate for Ida R. COLE, dated 1 Aug 1898, from the Massachusetts State Archives in Boston, Massachusetts, recorded in Year 1898, Vol. 483, Page 719, No. 90

Death certificate of Leonard COLE, 11 Aug 1885, at age 72y 10m 23d of consumption, Vol. 366, Page 420, Massachusetts State Archives

Marriage certificate from the City Clerk's Office of Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts for Leonard COLE to Maria HAWLEY, dated 8 May 1866

Marriage certificate for Elisha D. Jackson and Isabel Celia Jackson, numbered 462, dated 19 Oct. 1842, (photocopy from original record book) with cover certificate dated 21 Aug 1975, from Loyd Jones, County Clerk of Jackson Co., Indiana, attesting that the record was found in "Order Book No. A, page 85."  On the opposite page a statement by the officiating minister, John P. Edmonds, Minister of Methodist Episcopal Church says:  "I certify that I joined together as husband and wife Elisha D. Jackson & Isabel Celia Millhollen on the 20th day of October 1842." Additionally in another column, about which others on that same page were said to have been "of age," probably of legal age, it says "on oath of John P. Millhollen," which could be that he vouched for the age of his sister, who would've been a couple of months short of her 23rd birthday.

Certificate of Death obtained from the Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Jesse O. KENNEDY, date of death 5 Jun 1905, age 86 years, dated June 6, 1906, Certificate No. 0203699, recorded in File No. 59337, Register No. 133

Death certificate from Registrar-Recorder of Los Angeles Co., California dated 9 Nov 1892 for Elmer Douglass Mehaffey

Marriage record from records of Guernsey County, Ohio Clerk's office of James MEHAFFEY to Rebecca CLEMENTS, dated 11 Feb 1834

Death certificate from Registrar-Recorder of Los Angeles Co., California dated 4 Jun 1904 for James C. MEHAFFEY

Death certificate no. 4342 for Ellen (CLARK) MONSEES from the Department of Health, New York City, dated 4 Jul 1928

Death certificate no. 11422 for Imogene (McCLELLAND) MONSEES from the Department of Health of the City of New York, showing she died 2 Jun 1915 at the age of 89 years

Certificate and Record of Death for John H. MONSEES, no. 8750, dated 20 Mar 1909 from New York City, Department of Health

Birth certificate no. 417555 for Mary Veronica MONSEES from the Municipal Archives of New York City dated 20 January 1885

Military Records

Copy of the military pension file certificate no. 532169, and later no. 6650 for John Jay BUNCE, from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Copies of six muster rolls for Daniel JACKSON in the Mexican War obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., dated 22 Jun 1846 to 21 Jun 1847

Letter from Nancy Mileusnich, secretary, at the State Veterans Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Bonnie Bunce, dated 17 Apr 1992, enclosing copies of the original application filled out by Lewis W. JACKSON, brother of Elisha Davis JACKSON, for admittance to the home, as well as a copy of his original discharge paper from the Union Army

Copy of the Revolutionary War pension file from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. for Andrew LOOMIS, File No. S13771

Copy of the Revolutionary War pension record from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. for Barnet COLE, File No. W25443

Copy of Civil War pension file from National Archives in Washington, D.C. for James C. MEHAFFEY, who enlisted at Little York, Warren Co., Ill. in 1862

Copy of Civil War pension file from National Archives in Washington, D.C. for John Alexander MEHAFFEY who served in Union Army from Warren Co., Illinois

Copy of Civil War pension file from National Archives in Washington, D.C. for Samuel MEHAFFEY who enlisted at Little York, Warren Co., Illinois in 1861

Photocopies of the original Muster and Descriptive Rolls of Illinois Civil War Units for James and Samuel Mehaffey, enclosed with letter dated 9 Feb 1999 from the Illinois State Archives

Photocopies of the original Muster and Descriptive Rolls of Illinois Civil War Units for Lewis W. Jackson and Jackson Snodgrass, enclosed with letter dated 24 Feb 1999 from the Illinois State Archives

Miscellaneous Sources

Copy of the original divorce petition filed by a lawyer on behalf of Martha Jane (JACKSON) MEHAFFEY 2 Mar 1886, on file at the Shawnee County Clerk's office in Topeka, Kansas, Case No. 7574, which listed their then living children for which custody was sought by Martha (JACKSON) MEHAFFEY

Clipping of an obituary for Luther Holt Root, published in a Kansas newspaper in 1911

Obituary for Dr. Joseph Deweese Stevens published in the THE PERU DERRICK, Peru Oil Gazette and Citizen, Peru, Chautauqua County, Kansas, Saturday, March 15, 1913, Vol. XIII, No. 31, page 1

Copy of Family Group Sheet for family of Peter Bunce, Sr., submitted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1951, by Albert Alverta Miller, a g.grandson of Peter Bunce, Sr.

Newspaper clipping from The Oregonian newspaper of Portland, Oregon, dated 27 Jun 1970 entitled "Goldenweds to Celebrate," an article about George C. and Pearl (WILLIAMS) BUNCE's golden wedding anniversary party, also giving the date and location of their marriage 50 years earlier

Various letters from cousin, Joanne (Wells) Andersen, over a period of a couple of years regarding the results of her research on the MILHOLLAND and GRAY families of Iredell Co., North Carolina. She also donated her research to the Ancestral File of the Family History Library of the Church of Latter-Day Saints of Jesus Christ (LDS)

Letter to Bonnie Bunce dated 7 May 1975 from Weston Morrill of the The Berkshire County Historical Society in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, which listed the names of the children of Andrew and Elizabeth (COATS) LOOMIS, one of whom was Rhoda LOOMIS, wife of Peter BUNCE, Sr., which records were "gathered by Professor Shepard of Williams College from town, church and court records of Berkshire County."

Letter dated 23 Aug 1975, to Bonnie Bunce, from W. R. Kuklentz, secretary-treasurer, for the Lakemont Academy Alumni Association, which provided the information on Starkey Seminary on pp. 12-13 of the Bunce Genealogy and History

Letter dated 21 Jul 1976, to Bonnie Bunce, from Mrs. E. S. (Josephine M.) Heminger, giving birthdates of children and also names of many grandchildren of Samuel and Margaret (BINGHAM) MEHAFFEY, who settled in Adams Twp., Guernsey Co., Ohio in 1824, which she had obtained from a woman who had the family Bible

Letters (handwritten) from Mrs. Ruth JACKSON, wife of Danny JACKSON, dated 12 Sep 1977, 6 Nov 1977, 6 Jul 1978, and 7 Sep 1978 to Bonnie Bunce in response to Bonnie Bunce's advertisement in The Genealogical Helper magazine fall 1975 issue, concerning the family of Joel JACKSON, Sr., assumed to be the eldest son of Willington and Elsie or Mary (Davis) JACKSON, source for birthdates on children of Joel and Luanna (CORDELL) JACKSON, who were her husband's great-great grandparents.

Letter to Bonnie Bunce dated 27 Oct 1978, from Global Research Systems, which did a search of records in Salt Lake City for Peter Bunce, and found the 1810 New York census record for his family that was previously unknown to his descendants here in the Western U.S.

Letter with enclosures dated dated 28 Feb 1975, to Bonnie Bunce from James B. Bell, then Director and Librarian of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, stated:  "In reply to your letter . . . nothing we have on the Bunce or Loomis families or on Egremont, Massachusetts identifies your Peter Bunce.  Virtually all New Englanders of the name are descendants of Thomas Bunce of Hartford.  As Egremont was settled in large part by Connecticut immigrants, including some from Hartford, I think you might proceed by working downward from the immigrant."

Copies of letters dated in the early 1980's from Brigham Young University genealogy researchers to Major Richard M. Coffman, retired from the U.S. Air Force, which he kindly shared with me regarding the research on the descendants of James MILHOLLAND whose name appears on the 1790 census for North Carolina

Letter from Virginia L. Siter, Historian of the town of Egremont, Massachusetts, of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, dated 7 Nov 1982 to Dorothy (Bunce) Lundbom regarding the KARNER family in the early days of Egremont, and Columbia County, New York

Letter from Rebah M. Fraustein, professional genealogist, of Indianapolis, Indiana dated 20 June 1984 to Dorothy (Bunce) Zornman Lundbom about her research on the family of Willington/Millington JACKSON in Jackson Co., Indiana, also enclosing copies of pp. 571-72, biography of Joel JACKSON, Jr., from a county history Biographical Record Bartholomew and Jackson Counties, published in 1904 by B. W. Bowen Pub. of Indianapolis, Indiana. Also she paraphrased the section from that history on p. 562 on the Hinderlinter family of Jackson Co., Indiana

Selected copies of pages from the U.S. Postal Service personnel file of Charles Charron COLE from the U.S Government, National Personnel Records Center, in St. Louis, Missouri with transmittal letter dated 9 Mar 1992

Letter to Bonnie Bunce from Roseann Pellettiere of the Roman Catholic Cemeteries, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, dated 14 Jul 1992 regarding the burial records of the Monsees family at St. John Cemetery in Middle Village, New York

Letter dated 3 Nov 1992, from John Stewart of Port Republic, Maryland to Bonnie Bunce, enclosing computer printouts of information on BACON and WETMORE families of early Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut

Letter to Bonnie Bunce from Larry Dean Wayt of Richmond, Indiana dated 13 Mar 1993 including a computer printout of the descent of his family from Joel JACKSON, Sr., presumed son of Willington and Elsie or Mary (Davis) JACKSON of Jackson County, Indiana, older brother of Elisha Davis JACKSON

Letter to Bonnie Bunce from Constance T. Leone, City Clerk, for the City of Leominster, Massachusetts dated 15 Mar 1993, about the families of Leonard Cole and his son, Charles Leonard COLE. It gave information on the dates of birth for Mary Ellen ("Nellie") COLE, birth of an unnamed female child on 24 Sep 1857 to Leonard COLE and wife, birth of Elvira Lawrence COLE 5 May 1849, birth of Charles Leonard COLE on 26 Jul 1846, and second marriage of Leonard COLE, as well as the marriage date for Mary Ellen COLE to Isaac CHARRON on 31 Dec 1877 in Leominster.

Letter dated 1 Apr 1993 to Bonnie Bunce from David C. Wilson of the Leominster Historical Society which included a typed copy of Leonard COLE's obituary published in the newspaper Leominster Enterprise on 26 Aug 1885. Also included were a few pages copied from a manuscript at the Lunenburg, Massachusetts Public Library by Cunningham dated 1898, entitled History of Lunenburg, Mass., Vol. II, p. 351, which is a narrative on the family and ancestry of Mary HARRIS, wife of Leonard COLE Also part of the letter included information from the City Directories for Leominster on the family of Charles L. COLE, and a picture of the home formerly owned by Leonard COLE on Elm Street.

Letter from Dorothy E. Elliott, Bradford Town Historian, Bradford, Steuben Co., New York to Bonnie Bunce dated 19 Apr 1993, regarding the records she had on people with the surname BENNETT, who were buried in the South Bradford cemetery, including Thankful (Bunce) Bennett, as well as the marriage record for Hattie Bennett to Mr. Wixon, whose mother was Emily Kress, and birth records for Lewis BENNETT and his younger brother, Ephraim BENNETT, Jr.

Letter received 20 Apr 1993, from David L. Martin of Tampa, Florida, which included a computer printout showing the descent from Robert Cole, (born ca. 1598 in England, who came to America in 1630 with Gov. Winthrop) down to Webster Cole, son of Barnet Cole, as well as many other descendants of Webster's younger brother, Barnet Cole, Jr.

In response to my letter of 7 Oct 1993, received copies of index cards on file at the Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles showing where the remains of James C. MEHAFFEY and his son, Elmer Douglass MEHAFFEY, are buried. Also enclosed were photocopies of completed forms with the caption "Permit to Inter" which gave the dates of death for both men and the cause of death, which agree with the death certificates previously obtained for them from Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's office, copies of which are in this genealogy and history on pp. 119-120.

Letter from the Dundee Area Historical Society received in spring of 1994, which included copies of newspaper obituaries for Eliza Ann (BUNCE) LORD; her husband, George P. LORD; a memorial to her brother, Melvin N. BUNCE, who died at the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War; and a handwritten copy of an obituary which appeared in the newspaper, Dundee Observer, on 18 Aug 1880 for Eunice (CLEVELAND) OLNEY BUNCE, second wife of Loomis BUNCE. Also included were copies of some pages from S.C. Cleveland's History and Directory of Yates County, New York, and handwritten records of BUNCE names that appeared on several census records for the area, including Jonas Bunce (possibly son of Jacob Bunce), who is referenced under entry for Peter Bunce, Sr. above), whose name appeared on the 1820 census for Reading, Steuben Co., New York, which area was later incorporated into Yates County, New York; and the names of the family of Peter Bunce, Jr. which appeared on the 1855 New York state census, which conforms with family stories of them having returned to New York state from Wisconsin in 1853 before moving to Kansas in the spring of 1857.

Letter from Dorothy W. Bertine of Denton, Texas, secretary of the DeHAVEN Club, to Bonnie Bunce, dated 9 Jul 1994, enclosing copies of pages 167-170 from the book by BERTINE and WILKERSON, Ancestors and Descendants of Lucy Ann and George Ephraim Cleaver BENNETT, ©1988, which details the ancestry of Catherine DEHAVEN, wife of James KENNEDY, the parents of Jesse Osburn KENNEDY.

Letter to Bonnie Bunce from Jeffrey Rollison, Director of Chester County Archives and Records Services, dated 9 Dec 1994, responding to an inquiry on the family of Jesse Osborn KENNADY, record of which appeared on p. 554 of 1860 census of East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Mr. Rollison stated that Jesse O. KENNEDY did not appear on the index of the 1870 census of Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and he was unable to find a probate record for him in the county, so he concluded the family may have moved out of the county, perhaps to Philadelphia or Delaware before 1870, based on two West Chester marriage records he had found. Copies were enclosed of a computer printout showing marriage records from the village of West Chester for Matilda Kennedy to William H. Casho and Lena A. Kennedy to Wellington Priest, although it is not known that these women were the daughters of Jesse O. Kennady of the 1860 Pennsylvania census. It appears now (June, 1998) from an obituary of Jesse Osburn Kennedy dated June, 1906, that Lena A. (Kennedy) Priest was his daughter, since Jesse died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Wellington Priest in West Chester, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. However, the Matilda Kennedy, who married William H. Casho, does not appear to have been Jesse's daughter for a couple of reasons: (1) information obtained from the Delaware Genealogical Society stated Mrs. William H. (Tillie) Casho was born in 1835, and thus she would have been about 10 years older than the daughter of Jesse Kennedy named Matilda, who was age 15 at the time of the 1860 census and (2) from Jesse's obituary, it appears his daughter Matilda married a man named Kenfield, as the names of his seven children were in the obituary and hers was the only name not accounted for by the information in the Bunce Genealogy and History record was "Mrs. Kenfield" who had died before her father's death. More recent information from newspaper abstracts from the Clinton County, Illinois Historical Society reveal Mrs. Kenfield died in Carlyle, Clinton Co., Illinois and is buried there

Copy of letter to Don Mathieson (descendant of John A. Mehaffey) dated 23 Mar 1990, from Warren County Illinois Historical Society containing records of the Cedar Creek Presbyterian Church membership and graveyard (MEHAFFEY)

Copy of an application for admission to DAR dated 1989 to the Daughters of the American Revolution organization submitted by a descendant of Barnet COLE, which provides her sources for proof of descent, including the book, The Cole Family of Stark, New Hampshire: Descendants of Solomon Cole of Beverly, Massachusetts by Henry Winthrop Hardon, privately printed 1932, p. 70 of which has information on Barnet Cole's children.

Emails dated 1-Jul-1998, from Richard L. Littell, then historian for the Village of Savona and the Town of Bath, Steuben Co., New York, giving information from his files about which he stated: "The obits came from my files: Lewis Bennett from the Steuben Courier, 10/1/1897; Lida Walling from the [Corning] Evening Leader, 11/1/1917; Charles Walling from the Steuben Courier, 3/29/1918." Alida (BENNETT) WALLING was a daughter of Lewis and Thankful (BUNCE) BENNETT.

Copies of newspaper clippings from West Chester, Pennsylvania newspapers obtained from the Chester County Historical Society in May, 1998, dated 1906 which provided proof in his obituary that Jesse Osburn KENNEDY was a son of James and Catherine (DEHAVEN) KENNEDY of Chester Co., Pennsylvania along with clippings dated 1905 regarding his brother William Henry KENNEDY's 50th wedding anniversary celebration and an obituary for him.

In response to a request for information, received by Bonnie Bunce from the Clinton County Historical Society, Carlyle, Illinois on 30 May 2000, typed copies of excerpts from Carlyle, Illinois newspapers and records in the early county record books, concerning the KENNEDY and related families in Carlyle, Illinois.

Copies of applications for social security numbers from the Social Security Administration for Evelyn Veronica (COLE) ULLBERG (SS# 148-20-0233), and Grace Elnora (COLE) RYAN (SS# 058-22-9686) received by Bonnie Bunce, July, 2000, which confirms their parents' names as well as their dates of birth and place of birth.

Emails from David Hitchcock from 2002 and 2004 about the MONSEES family of New York City, New York.

Obituary for Martin Adsit from the The Corning Daily Journal, Monday, March 14, 1892.

Obituary for Rev. Charles W. KRESS from Hornellsville Weekly Tribune, p. 4, dated Friday, March 5, 1897

Several emails dated February, 2002, from Dorothy Falk, then coordinator of the US GenWeb site for Clinton Co., Illinois, transmitting the text of obituaries on the McGAFFIGAN family, descendants of Jesse and Rebecca (RICHARDSON) KENNEDY, but not all are reproduced on this web site.

Scanned letter to David Hitchcock, dated 24 June 2005, from All Faiths Lutheran Cemetery, providing information on graves of MONSSEES family members buried there.

Probate Records

Copy of part of the probate record for estate of Eunice (CLEVELAND) OLNEY BUNCE dated August, 1880 on file at the Surrogate's Court in Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York

Copy of probate record for Loomis BUNCE, dated 1878, on file in the Surrogate's Court at Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York

Copy of probate record for Mary (HOLMES) BUNCE dated 1867, on file in the Surrogate's Court at Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York

Original "Proof of Heirship," an affidavit signed by John Jay Bunce, providing information about the date of death of his father, PETER BUNCE, JR., that he had died intestate, and the names of Peter Bunce's dead and surviving children, which affidavit was filed in the County Clerk's office for Shawnee County, Kansas on Sept. 18, 1901, in Book 284 at Page 246.

Original "Proof of Heirship," an affidavit signed by John Jay Bunce, providing information as to the heirs to estate of Mary Bolender (KRESS) BUNCE, who had died intestate, which gives the names of her then living children and names of the children of her deceased daughter, Alida L. (BUNCE) MILLER, filed in the County Clerk's office of Shawnee County, Kansas on Sept. 18, 1901, in Book 284 at Page 246.

Copy of Case No. 72804, filed 20 Sep 1920, recorded Vol. 933, Page 399, for the estate of Charles L. COLE of Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts

Copy of Case No. 23371, Petition for Appointment of Administration, dated 13 Sep 1898 for the Estate of Ida R. COLE, in Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts

Copy of Case No. 4675, Petition for Appointment of Administratrix, dated 20 Aug 1885, for the estate of Leonard COLE of Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts

Copy of will of Jesse DEHAVEN of London Britain Twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania, dated 1835, recorded in Chester County will books

Copy of the Administrator's Bond for the estate of Mary Magdalene (PLUCK) DEHAVEN, who died intestate, recorded September, 1838

Copy of will dated 11 Dec 1799 in Will Book 1:107 by Robert GRAY of Iredell Co., North Carolina on file at the North Carolina Archives at Raleigh, North Carolina

Copy of Administrator's Bond for estate of Catharine (DEHAVEN) KENNEDY, dated 11 Jul 1882, recorded in Chester County, Pennsylvania Administrator's Book F, Vol. 6, page 468

Copy of will of James KENNEDY, dated 5 Sep 1846, proved 2 May 1859, recorded in Chester County, Pennsylvania Will Book Vol. 21, page 172, Case No. 13545

Abstract of the probate record of Christian KRESS on file at the Surrogate's Court at Oswego, New York, provided by the Tioga County Historical Society, showing that Christian KRESS' will is in Will Book B, p. 28, dated 4 Mar 1800 which gave the names of his heirs

Copy of probate record for Estate of Samuel KRESS, Sr. on file with the Surrogate's Court in Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York, dated 20 Jan 1845

Copy of probate record for Estate of John Jay KRESS, on file at the Surrogate's Court in Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York, dated 16 Jan 1869

Copy of probate record for Estate of Samuel KRESS, Jr. dated 30 Oct 1852 on file at the Surrogate's Court in Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York

Copy of will of Samuel MARING of Livingston County, New York

Copy of will and probate record of Rebecca (CLEMENTS) MEHAFFEY, dated 19 Oct 1857 from Probate Court of Warren Co., Illinois

Web Sites

BATCHELDER (BACHELLOR et al) — possibly (not proved) ancestors of my g.grandfather James C. MEHAFFEY, who married into his MILLET ancestry

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System — federal government web site

Descendants of John Putnam, ancestors of my 3rd g.grandmother Polly (BURNAP) COLE, wife of Webster COLE

FamilySearch web site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Francis Wyman House — ancestors of Mary Wyman, mother of Timothy Burnap, my 4th g.grandfather

Illinois Civil War Soldiers database — Illinois State Archives

A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register by James Savage, pub. in Boston 1860-62

Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts after 1850 — COLE family marriage records

Philadelphia GenWeb Archives for records of the DeHaven Family

Record of Co. F. 16th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War — military service of Lewis JACKSON, my 3rd g.uncle

Royal Roots of the Sixty Colonists — ancestry of Mary Gye, wife of Rev. John Maverick, g.grandmother of Sarah Walton, wife of Thomas Burnap

US GenWeb—Clinton Co., Ill. — Plat Book of Clinton Co., Illinois, 1892 — McGAFFIGAN

Waite Genealogy — ancestors of Bethiah (WAITE) BURNAP, my 4th g.grandmother, granddaughter of Gershom Wait(e)

Winthrop Fleet Passenger List 1630, record of Robert Cole and also Samuel Cole, who was likely the grandfather of Mary Weeden, wife of Solomon Cole

Winthrop Society — COLE, MAVERICK, MILLET


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