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1. Larry Lloyd Paraday


Larry married Deborah Lynn (Steele) Paraday, daughter of Jimmy Dale Steele and Evelyn Luciel (Van Bibber) Steele.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Chay Erick Paraday

         ii.  Christopher Scott Paraday

        iii.  Tiffany Joanne Paraday

         iv.  Brittany Lucile Paraday


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2. Lloyd William Paraday, son of Jesse Felix Paraday Sr. and Mary " Ethel " (Cunningham) Paraday, was born on 15 Apr 1932 in Colorado Springs, CO, died on 29 Apr 1994 in Colbran, CO at age 62, and was buried on 4 May 1994 in Debeque, CO. The cause of his death was Lung cancer, due to cigarette smoking.

General Notes: • Lloyd joined the Navy in 1951 at Colorado Springs, CO, and served two terms of 4 years each, during the Korean war. Lloyd achieved the rank of Commisary-man 3d class, CS3.He was a cook. - Lloyd's first 4 year hitch was served mostly on (U- Boats): submarines and a sub tender: the USS Sperry (AS 12). Some Subs that Lloyd served on were: the USS Bluegill (SSK-242), USS Tunny SS-282, USS King fish SS-234 and the USS Bream SS-234. - • These U boats were old WWII Diesel Subs, many with very impressive battle records & awards, but far as I know, these old subs have all been destroyed for target practice. I believe the Sub Tender Sperry is still afloat under a differant name.
• Lloyd served his 2nd (4 year hitch) on Tin Cans: - (destroyers), the USS Larson DDR-830 and the Destroyer Escort: USS Naifeh DE-352, he spend about half his 2nd hitch overseas.
• Lloyd was awarded National Defense Service, and Good Conduct Medals and had 2 honorable discharges, the first in 4/21/1955 and last discharged in 1960). - • Lloyd attended USC in Pueblo, CO. abt 1975. - BJTP
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. The following is a Copy of Lloyd's Letter from Taiwan Formosa
The following is a copy of a letter from Lloyd W. Paraday written on the “Destroyer USS Larson DDR 830” from Formosan waters, to George and Dorothy Thrush of Canon City, CO, the parents of Lloyd's first wife BettyJo Thrush.

LW Paraday CS3 [Cook: Commisaryman 3d class]
USS E.F. Larson DDR 830
% FPO San Francisco, CA
June 16, 1958
At Sea

Dear Mom & Daddy & all,
Howdy & how is everyone? I am well but lonesome. Yesterday I left Kaohsiung Taiwan Formosa. I pulled shore patrol duty there, and what I saw of the place I didn't like, there were fish markets all over town, dirty and old.The place stunk like squid & octopus. Maybe you've never smelled them but take my word for it, it is one of the worst things that I have ever smelled.
I found duty on this ship to be like a pleasure cruise, steak barbiques, watermillon parties on the fantail and such like. I am Jack Of The Dust again and the work is fine.
My next port is Hong Kong, China. I will be there about the 24th of this month then back to Japan, Pearl Harbor and home. It won't be too long now. I will arrive in Long Beach, CA on the 6th of October. I sure hate these 6 month cruises.
Well I better close, as I still have to defrost my refrigerators.
Write soon. All my love Lloyd
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Lloyd married Betty JoAnn Thrush-Paraday.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Susan Louise (Paraday) Kawata

1        ii.  Larry Lloyd Paraday

        iii.  Charlotte Anne (Paraday) Steele

         iv.  Marvin Scott Paraday

          v.  John Michael Paraday

         vi.  Ruth Ellen (Paraday) Barber

        vii.  Deborah Eileen Paraday

       viii.  Mary Elizabeth (Paraday) Thrush

Lloyd next married Betty V. Long.


3. Betty JoAnn Thrush-Paraday

Betty married Lloyd William Paraday. Lloyd was born on 15 Apr 1932 in Colorado Springs, CO, died on 29 Apr 1994 in Colbran, CO at age 62, and was buried on 4 May 1994 in Debeque, CO. The cause of his death was Lung cancer, due to cigarette smoking.
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4. Jesse Felix Paraday Sr., son of Felix Paraday and Cora Belle (Mohler) Paraday, was born on 3 Dec 1892 in Peyton, CO, died on 13 Nov 1972 in Colorado Springs, CO at age 79, and was buried fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO. The cause of his death was infisemia.

Jesse married Mary " Ethel " (Cunningham) Paraday on 16 Jul 1919 in Colorado Springs, CO. Ethel was born on 29 May 1899 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, CO, died on 4 Oct 1970 in Colorado Springs, Co. at age 71, and was buried fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO. The cause of her death was stroke.

Children from this marriage were:

2         i.  Lloyd William Paraday (born on 15 Apr 1932 in Colorado Springs, CO - died on 29 Apr 1994 in Colbran, CO)

         ii.  Raymond Leroy Paraday (born on 25 Jun 1920 in Colorado Springs, CO - died in 1927 in Colorado Springs, CO)

        iii.  Delmar Kieth Paraday (born on 4 Mar 1922 in Colorado Springs, CO - died on 15 Jun 1969 in Portland, OR)

         iv.  Dorothy Adelle (Paraday) Margeta

          v.  Jesse Felix Paraday Jr. (born on 3 Jan 1926 in Colorado Springs, CO - died on 22 Dec 1994 in Hooper, Utah)

         vi.  Nola Margarete Paraday (born on 30 Jan 1928 in Colorado Springs, CO - died in 1932 in Colorado Springs, CO)

        vii.  Milton Leroy Paraday (born on 22 Sep 1929 in Colorado Springs, CO - died on 9 Jun 1948 in Colorado Springs, CO)

       viii.  Donald Fredrick Paraday (born on 10 Oct 1936 in Colorado Springs, CO - died on 19 Dec 1985 in Grand Junction, CO)




5. Mary " Ethel " (Cunningham) Paraday, daughter of Milton Monroe (Hitchcock) Cunningham and Mary Ellen (Orsborn) Cunningham, was born on 29 May 1899 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, CO, died on 4 Oct 1970 in Colorado Springs, Co. at age 71, and was buried fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO. The cause of her death was stroke.

General Notes: . Mary Ethel (Cunningham) Paraday was a kind and gentle woman who loved God and believed in prayer, she also loved to play her piano which she willed to us when she died.
• I recall the story told to me by her niece Naomi (Dailey) Robinson, Naomi thought very highly of her aunt Ethel for prayed for her as a child when she had a very painful ear-ache. Ethel laid her hand on the afflicted ear and prayed that GOD would heal her and take away the pain in Jesus name. Sure enough God did heal Naomi's ear-ache and took the pain away. BJTP.
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• NOTE: All of Jesse & Ethel's sons, (that lived), were or would have been Navy Men. Delmar & Jess Jr. served in the Navy during WWII, Lloyd served 8 years in the Navy, during the Korean war, Donald Joined the Navy and was disappointed when he had to be released because of his bad eye-sight.- Milton had planned to join the Navy when he reached 18, but died before he had the chance, he drowned at 18. - Betty Jo Thrush-Paraday

married Jesse Felix Paraday Sr. on 16 Jul 1919 in Colorado Springs, CO. Jesse was born on 3 Dec 1892 in Peyton, CO, died on 13 Nov 1972 in Colorado Springs, CO at age 79, and was buried fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO. The cause of his death was infisemia.


6. George Scott Thrush, son of Simon Peter Thrush and Sarah Martha (Scott) Thrush, was born on 28 May 1909 in Syracuse, Kansas, died on 16 Dec 1981 in Beeville TX, Buried Johnson KS at age 72, and was buried on 20 Dec 1981 in Johnson, Cemetery Stanton Co, KS. The cause of his death was Heart attack.

Burial Notes: Daddy's body was transported abt 1000 miles from Beeville, TX near the Texas Gulf Coast where he died, to his final resting place at Johnson, KS.

General Notes: DADDY GEORGE The GENTLE GIANT – 1909-1981
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My father George Scott Thrush (1909-1981) was a kind and loving father, a man of honor and integrity, and like all the Thrush's I knew or had heard of; he was honest, hard working, loyal and true. He was the finest, most honest man I ever knew, save only for my sons. He was strict and strong of will and body, but tender hearted and caring. I hold for Him, the deepest respect and fondest memories. His Godly life and good example greatly influenced my life and the lives of all his children. We kept our word and respected other people's rights because Daddy did. We learned to work hard and do a good job because Daddy did. If we borrowed anything, he taught us to return it in better condition than when we borrowed it. Daddy was our strength. He held our family together. He taught us to pray the Lord's Prayer at bedtime. During the busiest farm season, he potty trained my little twin brothers
• An Operating Engineer
Daddy was an Operating Engineer by trade but a farmer at heart. I don't think he was ever happier than when we moved out on Uncle Wess's homestead farm after uncle Wess died in 1948.
• From Uncle Wess's deathbed, he and daddy had made a gentleman's agreement in which Uncle Wess had asked daddy to work his farm and help Aunt Gladys after he died. Daddy agreed on the terms of a verbal contract that Daddy, & family, would live on Uncle Wess's farm where Daddy would do the work and supply his own seed wheat for farming, for which he would receive 1/3 of the wheat crop, and (I believe) 1/2 of the cattle increase, plus Daddy would have free use of uncle Wess's farm machinery.
But after uncle Wess died and we had moved out to the farm, aunt Gladys became dissatisfied with Daddy and Uncle Wess's agreement and wanted to change Daddy's wages to 1/4 instead of 1/3 of the wheat crop and required Daddy to buy his own farm equipment, which he did, as well as some cattle, but Daddy did not agree to the wage cut. I think this is why Aunt Gladys eventually evicted the family from the farm in 1953.
. When my parents got married in 1930, Daddy was working for Stanton County, KS He drove a road grader and kept up the county dirt roads, among other county jobs. All county roads back then were dirt roads, far as I know, even Main Street of Johnson KS.
I spent many long early childhood days riding with daddy in the hot, dusty cab of the old yellow Stanton County road grader. When mom did not want me at the house, Daddy sometimes took me to work with him. Of a morning he drove his model A Ford out in the country, where he had parked the road grader beside the road the night before. He parked the car beside the road and we got in the grader and graded roads all day, then at sun down, we drove back to the car. parked the grader and drove the car home. - • I also rode along with Daddy when the county sent him out in the country to search for Bind-weed, a low growing vine plant with pretty white morning glory like flowers that choked out other plants and seemed to be taking over some fields, The county was bent on killing the bind weed but did not have a good way to kill it, the more they plowed it under the more it just grew back stronger, they considered trying to kill it with salt but didn't want to kill other plants.
I loved going to work with Daddy. He treated me kind and shared his good lunch with me when food was scarce. One time, Mom sent a 2-layer cake with bananas between the layers, for his lunch, but because of the summer heat, the frosting melted & the top layer slid off the cake. The temp.often reached 100 plus degrees at noon. The cake was a sticky mess but we ate and enjoyed it anyway.
Daddy took his old 410 shot-gun in the car to work with him to shoot jack rabbits for supper on the way home, he stood the gun behind the seat, behind his head and one time when the car hit a bump in the dirt road, the gun went off and blew a big hole in the car roof. •
The gun was a Stevens 410, dated Aug. 1913, which had belonged to his nephew Ivan Shandy, who either gave it to Daddy as a boy, or he had inherited it when Ivan died young. - I now have the treasured old gun as a keepsake.
Daddy gave me that old gun when I was 15 or 16yrs old. It was the gun I learned to hunt with. And as far as I knew, I was the only one of his children who wanted to hunt. My brothers were too young. Daddy later decided the old gun was too dangerous, disabled it and bought me a brand new 22 Marlin rifle. We enjoyed eating lots of Jack Rabbits & a pheasant or two I shot with that gun.
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• . . . The HOMESTEAD FARM at Holly
In late 1948, Daddy sold the farm that he had bought at Sugar City, CO, and we moved out on the homestead farm of Wessley Miles Thrush, Daddy's brother. Uncle Wess, from his deathbed, had asked daddy to work his farm after he died, and help Aunt Gladys. The farm house was in Colorado, 25 miles S. of Holly, just this side of the Kansas state line, the farm land was both in Kansas and in Colorado. We moved into a big wheat farms area where Uncle Wess's 12 or 1500 Acres was considered a small farm for that area. It had both farm and pastureland. Uncle Wess had made and agreed with Daddy on the terms, in a verbal contract, before uncle Wess died. Daddy was to live on the farm and do the work, he was to supply his own seed wheat and get 1/3 of the wheat crop, and (I believe) Daddy got 1/2 of the cattle increase, plus he could use uncle Wess's farm machinery. After uncle Wess died, aunt Gladys, (uncle Wesss' Widow) was dissatisfied with the arrangement and wanted to change Daddy's wages to 1/4 instead of 1/3 of the wheat crop and required Daddy to buy his own farm equipment. Daddy bought his own farm equipment and some cattle, but did not agree to the wage cut. I think this is why Aunt Gladys finally asked Daddy to leave in 1953.
• . . . .I WORKED WITH DADDY On The Farm
I spent many happy hours working with Daddy on the farm
I worked with him at the irrigation farm that he bought near Sugar City COin 1940. I drove the tractor, helped with the Irrigation, hay cutting and hauling and regular chores.
Daddy wanted to farm wheat like his father had done. He did not like irrigation farming nor think it was a farming at all, but more like a glorified little garden patch. Mom did not like Kansas ot wheat farming, so Daddy compromised and bought the little irrigation farm at Sugar City, he gritted his teeth and tolerated it for her sake.
"You have to get up at 4AM in the morning" he said, " and go sloshing around in a pair of rubber boot, wading through mud and water up to your knees to build channels and dams, and go mudding around like a beaver. That's no respectable way for a wheat farmer to do".
• Uncle Wess loaned Daddy a small (model A) International Harvester tractor and gave us old Pet, our milk cow. I wrecked uncle Wess's tractor. which I helped Daddy fix.
• Later in 1948, after uncle Wess died, we moved to Uncle Wess's homestead farm near Holly CO. I drove the tractor and did other farm chores. I hauled grain during harvest, to the grain elevator in town. I built fences, helped Daddy fix the broken windmill, we pulling the push rods and change the bearing at the bottom of the 350 ft windmill water well. I milked cows, helped brand and feed cattle and farm animals. I helped with the butchering, birthing and a whole host of other farm chores.
• .NOTE: Daddy George Thrush was a powerful strong man. When he worked on the windmill, he did not use the block & tackle to repaired the 350 ft deep water well while we lived at uncle Wess's farm, he pulled the 350 ft long wooden well pump rod out of the well pipe by hand, unscrewed and removed each 8 or10ft section, one at a time while I held the pump rod from slipping back into the well with a big pair of Vice grips. I was a very strong girl from milking cows & farm work when I married in 1952. I could easily hold a 10 lb sledge hammer at arms length, lower it onto my nose and up back with my right arm. Betty Thrush
• . . . PLOWING SEASON - Early 1950's
Three Am in came early in the morning, when Daddy and I got up to get ready to start the plowing. "Machinery runs on grease", he said, and required that we take one full hour greasing tractors, along with checking the oil, water, and filling gas tanks before we started plowing at 4:00 Am.
• It was still dark, when we got up to start plowing, and too early to milk and feed the cows and animals, they were still asleep. Mom and my younger sister Bonnie did the chores during plowing season. During harvest we couldn't start that early, we had to wait for the sun to dry the dew from the ripe wheat befor we could cut it.
I drove the tractor in the field and plowing, pulling a 12 foot one-way plow. We put in 16-hour work days from before dawn until after dark, working with headlights when needed, until the plowing was done. • One field was so big it took one whole day to plow the first row around the outside of the field, we always start plowing from the outside working toward the center of a field.
• I worked in the maize as well as in the wheat harvest, I scooed grain, drove the truck and hauled wheat to the elevator in town. I also helped with other farm chores. We milked up to 6 cows twice a day, slopped and watered up to 40 or more hogs. I made several trips, watering the hogs, carrying two five gallon buckets at a time. I was so short, the buckets nearly scraped the ground.
• . . . DRY LAND WINTER WHEAT
Dry land winter wheat farmers for the most part, depend on one wheat crop for their yearly wages and they only harvested every other year. As like as not, they have put every dime they owned into seed wheat & planting.
• .DRY LAND WINTER WHEAT is planted only in the fall of every other year, and grew 1.5 to 2 inches tall before snowfall. The freeze causes the young wheat to go dormant in winter although still alive, they stopped growing and remained in that state until spring, then began to grow again. The wheat, hopefully, is provided with enough deep moisture from the winter snows, to grow in summer. There was virtually little or no rain-fall in summer.
• .NOTE: After fall planting, if the young wheat plants grow too tall before the winter freeze (enters the boot stage, branches out or stooles?), it will likely winter kill and die. Farmers sometimes will put their cattle to graze on their winter wheat fields in late fall, to prevent the wheat from growing too tall before the freeze comes.
• SUMMER FALLOW
After harvest, the wheat fields (of dry stubble), need to be "Summer Fallowed", that is: deep plowed and left unplanted to rest a for a year, to be planted again the following early fall. WHEAT HARVEST started about the 4th of July near Johnson, Kansas, harvest started a few days earlier where we lived, near Holly CO. Maize harvest always starts in late fall after the first hard freeze killed the maize.
• . . . The WHEAT KING
Daddy raised a bumper wheat crop (very good) our first year on the farm and earned the reputation of 'WHEAT KING" from the local farmers, That first harvest yielded $30,000.00, (Our share was $10,000.00). Walt Blowers was our neighbor, Daddy's good friend and sometimes advisor. He and Walt used to go out into the fields together to examine and discuss the conditions or progress of the wheat and the fields. Daddy earnestly prayed for God's help, he had not farmed since before he was 16 on his father Simon Peter's farm. God answered Daddy's prayers.
A good winter wheat crop depends on God, but there are a number of human conditions that lead to a good wheat crop not the least of which is a praying, diligent farmer, his hard work, skill, knowledge, proper equipment, plowing, planting good seed wheat, and harvesting.
• .I've seen Daddy drive the tractor 15 feet, while planting with the wheat drill, stop the tractor, get down on the ground on his hands & knees in the field and count the grains of wheat in the rows to see if he was planting enough or too much wheat seed.
• God controls the weather, a prime factor in a good wheat crop. So it takes a lot of prayer. If there is no winter snow, the wheat will not have enough moisture in summer, & die. If there is no freeze, the wheat will grow too much in the winter and die out in summer. Rain or hail near harvest when the wheat is ripe in the fields is a disaster. It is an act of God if the wheat survives too harvest at all. Even then, a good crop depends on how plump/heavy or spindly/light each grain is, as well as how many bushels to the acre the crop produces.
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• . . .HAEVEST LETTER From Betty to Grandma McGehee
Written from the FARM: - Rural Route 3, - Holly Colorado on July 1, 1952
Dear Grandma [McGehee],
I hope you are well. we are all ok but about played out - still cutting wheat - ours made about 15 bushels to the acre, somewhere around 4,000 bushels, and we have cut about 250 or 300 acres of wheat for different neighbors, there are still some neighbors who want us to cut for them. • No rain yet, but the row crop is looking good. - How is everyone out that way?
I've been hauling wheat in the truck to Manter and Coolidge Kansas, sure will be glad to get through. This sure has been a hot harvest it seems like.
We got a phone call from Dorie last night, she just wanted to know when we would come to see her, but it will be a while before we can.
After harvest the summer fallow will need working pretty bad, it does now but it will have to wait. - Betty Thrush
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Medical Notes: . POLIO WAS COMMON WHEN DADDY GEORGE WAS A CHILD.
• . . . Daddy George Thrush did not start first grade at Lone Star School until he was 9 years old, he had polio as a small child, as did as his older brother Wesley and other family members, including the family of his married sister Bertha Gillum. Uncle Wess was left with a shorter leg from polio and walked with a limp the rest of his life.
• As a result of polio, daddy was left sick and weakly. He decided, as a youth, that he would not stay a 98-pound weakling, and mail ordered a Charles Atlas body-building course. He began lifting weights and became a very powerful young man. The weights he lifted were various parts of heavy farm machinery.
• . . .He wrestled on the High School wrestling team at Johnson KS and one time he wrestled and beat Everett Marshall who had come through Johnson on a wrestling tour. Daddy overcame great odds in his lifetime.
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. DADDY DIED AT BEEVILLE TX
Mom & Daddy were on their way from Canon City, CO to spend Christmas with sister Dorie at Beeville TX.
• Daddy was driving his pickup, pulling their trailer when his heart started hurting, he refused to stop driving until he had driven mom safely to Dorie's house at Beeville. He pulled the rig up in Dorie's drive way, stepped out of the pickup and fell to the ground dead. Sister Dorie, being an LPN, desperately tried before the ambulance arrived, to revive him, but was unsuccessful. Betty Thrush-Paraday
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George married Dorothy Mae (McGehee) Thrush on 30 Aug 1930 in Johnson, Kansas. Dorothy was born on 17 Apr 1913 in Cabool, MO.

Children from this marriage were:

3         i.  Betty JoAnn Thrush-Paraday

         ii.  Doris Mae (Thrush Street) Deusa (born on 15 Jan 1932 in Johnson, Kansas - died on 19 Oct 2000 in Beeville TX)

        iii.  Bonnie Lee (Thrush) Poole

         iv.  James Ronald Thrush

          v.  Gerald "Jerry " Monte Thrush

         vi.  Patricia Jean " Patty " Thrush (born on 31 Oct 1934 in Johnson, Kansas - died on 22 Aug 1935 in Big Bow Kansas At 10 Months Old)




7. Dorothy Mae (McGehee) Thrush, daughter of James Robert " J.R. " McGehee and Amanda " Mandy " Drucilla Brown McGehee, was born on 17 Apr 1913 in Cabool, MO.

General Notes: . Ozark Mountain Girl – 1913 -
• . . .Mother's family was very poor, they hunted, fished and trapped small game and animals for food and pelts to sell.
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My mother Dorothy Mae (McGehee) Thrush was born in 1913 back in the hills: the Ozark Mountains of Texas County Missouri, near Cabool MO.
• Her family worked mules in their sugar cane fields down in the bottomlands. They made, used and sold molasses. Mom did not know what white sugar was until she was a teenager, she chewed bitter sap from pine trees for chewing gum. Her brothers made and sold wooden roofing shingles (called shakes).
• Mother and her siblings walked barefoot to church on Sundays, and carried their shoes. They sat down on the steps before going in the Church, put their shoes on and wore them into the church. When service was over they stepped outside, sat down on the church steps again, took their shoes off and carried them home. When their shoes were outgrown they were given to younger siblings, still in good shape. Shoes lasted a lot longer that way. Mom's folks could hardly afford to buy new shoes for the children.
• Mother's brothers: uncles Earl & Orville (Poode), were good old Ozark mountain boys who trapped and hunted small game, raccoons, squirrels and the like, for food and sold the pelts. They fished in muddy, snake-infested creeks & rivers that were working alive with snakes, such as water moccasins and cottonmouths. A cottonmouth once bit Uncle Earl on the cheek while he was drinking from the creek.
• When mother's brothers sat out to hunt and look their trap lines, they would not permit her go along unless she agreed to carry the catch home; which more'n likely, was a big old sullen possum. Sullen means pretending to be dead or "playing possum".
• Mom threw that big old sullen possum over her shoulder and struck out for home while keeping a nervous eye over her shoulder, fer fear it would wake up & bite her.
• My Uncles Earl & Orville (Poode) were expert marksmen at rock throwing and slingshots. They knocked many a squirrel out of the trees and killed a deer with a rock once. Their family ate most everything they shot, trapped or killed. When Grandma cooked chicken, she also cooked the chicken feet and heads. I loved to listen to mom tell of those times in Missouri.
(Betty Jo Thrush).
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Medical Notes: After X-rays of Mother Dorothy (McGehee) Thrush which were taken in the 1980's or early 1990's ?, it was discovered that one of mothers kidneys was entirely missing, they found only a small indication of where the missing kidney should have been.
• The doctor said that mother had either been born with only one kidney or that the condition may have been the result of some early, unknown childhood disease. - Betty Thrush-Paraday

Dorothy married George Scott Thrush on 30 Aug 1930 in Johnson, Kansas. George was born on 28 May 1909 in Syracuse, Kansas, died on 16 Dec 1981 in Beeville TX, Buried Johnson KS at age 72, and was buried on 20 Dec 1981 in Johnson, Cemetery Stanton Co, KS. The cause of his death was Heart attack.
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8. Felix Paraday, son of Francis Joseph Paraday and Margaret Amelia (Dumsit) Paraday, was born on 20 Sep 1868 in Perrysmill, NY, died on 26 Dec 1952 in Colorado Springs, CO at age 84, and was buried evergreen Cem. in Colorado Springs, CO.

Felix married Cora Belle (Mohler) Paraday in Jan 1892 in Peyton, Co. Cora was born on 20 Oct 1872 in Kansas, died on 8 Aug 1969 in Colorado Springs, CO at age 96, and was buried evergreen Cem in Colorado Springs, CO.

Children from this marriage were:

4         i.  Jesse Felix Paraday Sr. (born on 3 Dec 1892 in Peyton, CO - died on 13 Nov 1972 in Colorado Springs, CO)

         ii.  Myrtle Belle (Paraday) Buckmaster (born on 19 Feb 1895 in Colorado Springs, CO - died on 5 Feb 1985 in California)

        iii.  Silva Pearl (Paraday) Baggett (born on 3 Feb 1898 in Colorado - died on 21 Nov 1998, buried in Colorado Springs, CO)

         iv.  Francis Joseph Paraday #2 (born on 10 Feb 1900 in Colorado - died on 8 Feb 1972 in Colorado Springs, CO)

          v.  Nellie Maude (Paraday) Harding (born on 4 Mar 1902 in Pitkin, County, CO - died on 19 May 1990 in Colorado Springs, CO)

         vi.  Ruby Viola (Paraday) Mayberry (born on 12 Jun 1911 in Colorado - died on 29 Aug 1978)

        vii.  Opal Ruth (Paraday) Daily

       viii.  Ethel Mae (Paraday) Harding

         ix.  Bert Arthur Paraday (born on 14 Nov 1915 in Colorado - died on 22 Feb 1991 in Colorado Springs, CO)




9. Cora Belle (Mohler) Paraday, daughter of Joseph Walker Mohler and Katherine Alexandria (Mann) Mohler, was born on 20 Oct 1872 in Kansas, died on 8 Aug 1969 in Colorado Springs, CO at age 96, and was buried evergreen Cem in Colorado Springs, CO.

Cora married Felix Paraday in Jan 1892 in Peyton, Co. Felix was born on 20 Sep 1868 in Perrysmill, NY, died on 26 Dec 1952 in Colorado Springs, CO at age 84, and was buried evergreen Cem. in Colorado Springs, CO.


10. Milton Monroe (Hitchcock) Cunningham, son of Rev. Isaac Perdue Hitchcock and Sarah (Price) Hitchcock, was born on 13 Feb 1873 in Peoria, Kansas, died in Feb 1948 in San Bernadino, CA at age 75, and was buried san Bernadino Cem. in San Bernadino, CA.

General Notes: There is some question wheather Milton was born in Peoria, Kansas or Peoria, ILL.

Research Notes: Information from a letter written by Milton (Hitchcock) Cunningham's oldest child, Mary Ethel (Cunningham) Paraday

Noted events in his life were:

• Milton was adopted: he was born: Milton Monroe Hitchcock, Milton's Mother Reportedly Died When He Was Born. Milton's father, Isaac Perdue Hitchcock was a Methodist circuit riding preacher, ministering to churches in parts of Kansas and Missouri.

Milton married Mary Ellen (Orsborn) Cunningham on 12 Dec 1897 in Prespeterian Parsonage In Denver, CO. Mary was born on 16 Jan 1871 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, CO, died on 24 Apr 1911 in Colorado Springs, CO at age 40, and was buried in Orsborn Family Plot Elizabeth, CO.

Children from this marriage were:

5         i.  Mary " Ethel " (Cunningham) Paraday (born on 29 May 1899 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, CO - died on 4 Oct 1970 in Colorado Springs, Co.)

         ii.  Susan Irma Cunningham (born on 18 Jan 1903 in Kansas)

        iii.  Milton Robert Cunningham (born on 19 Jan 1905 in Kansas)

         iv.  Harvey Lee Cunningham (born on 30 Nov 1909 - died between 1959 and 1962 in Los Angeles, CA)

          v.  Algie William Cunningham

Milton next married Bessie Naomi (O-Malley) Cunningham. Bessie died in 1957 in Yuciapa, CA - Near San Bernadino, CA.

General Notes: after Mary Ellem (Osborn) died in April 1911, Milton Cunningham re married: Bessie (O-malley) Cunningham, Bessie and Milton had one child: Mary Ester Cunningham,

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Mary Ester Cunningham (born on 3 Mar 1923 in Calhan, CO - died in 1948 in Washington)




11. Mary Ellen (Orsborn) Cunningham, daughter of William J. Orsborn and Susan (Crew) Orsborn, was born on 16 Jan 1871 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, CO, died on 24 Apr 1911 in Colorado Springs, CO at age 40, and was buried in Orsborn Family Plot Elizabeth, CO.

Mary married Milton Monroe (Hitchcock) Cunningham on 12 Dec 1897 in Prespeterian Parsonage In Denver, CO. Milton was born on 13 Feb 1873 in Peoria, Kansas, died in Feb 1948 in San Bernadino, CA at age 75, and was buried san Bernadino Cem. in San Bernadino, CA.


12. Simon Peter Thrush, son of Wilson Thrush and Susanna (Gaymon) Thrush, was born on 31 Oct 1867 in Franklin County, PA, died on 10 Feb 1928 in Wakefield, Clay County KS at age 60, and was buried in Hatten, "Bear Creek Cemetery, Hamilton Co, KS.

General Notes: • . . . .Grandpa Simon Peter Thrush,
Like all the other Thrush relatives I knew personally or had heard of, Grandpa Simon was kind, compassionate, honest, hard working, industrious, strong willed, and a man of integrity & honor. I know from the stories, although I never had the honor of meeting him personally. He died when Daddy was 16.
. HOMESTEADERS
• Simon Peter Thrush and his son in law, Jack Shandy applied for a homestead In April 1907 at the government office at Dodge City Kansas.
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Simon Thrush and Jack Shandy each received a quarter section of land in Stanton County KS, about a mile S. of the Schmidt homestead. Simon chose the quarter section east of the section line and Jack got the quarter section west across the section line.
• Two big heavily loaded wagons pulled out of Syracuse, Kansas in 1907 and headed for the homesteads. There was only a rough trail with many unseen holes leading through the sand-hills to the homesteads. Simon Thrush's left front wagon wheel fell into a hole and dropped down in the sand clear out of sight, both he and the trunk on which he was sitting were thrown right off the wagon. - After much hard work, they got the wagons moving again. They did not get through the sand hills that day but did get through the worst of it.
• The family slept under the stars that night and drove out of the sand hills onto solid ground the next day and headed south west, they followed the trail all that day and reached the NE corner of the Shandy homestead at sundown.
• Their next job was to build a sod house. (Sod is a layer of top soil or dirt held together by a tangled mass of buffalo grass roots). The soddie house was built on the ridge running N. and S. across Simon Thrush's homestead, it was made from sod blocks 1 foot wide, 4 inches deep and 18 or 20 inches long, making sod walls 20 inches deep and 6 feet high. The roof was made of foot boards raised 36 inches in the center and anchored down with heavy galvanized wire tied to large stones buried several feet under ground.
• This was their first little house on the prairie. BJTP. (from memoirs of Bertha Thrush Gillum)
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Simon married Sarah Martha (Scott) Thrush on 10 Sep 1889 in Abilene, Kansas. Sarah was born on 18 Sep 1868 in Fort Recovery, Mercer County Ohio, died on 27 Apr 1927 in Kansas Homestead at age 58, and was buried on 30 Apr 1927 in Hatton, "Bear Creek" Cemetery, Hamilton Co. KS. The cause of her death was Black pneumonia.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Bertha Annette (Thrush) Gillum (born on 9 Jun 1897 in Benedict, In Wilson County Kansas - died on 22 Jul 1995 in Frankfort, IN)

6        ii.  George Scott Thrush (born on 28 May 1909 in Syracuse, Kansas - died on 16 Dec 1981 in Beeville TX, Buried Johnson KS)

        iii.  Kitty " Blanche " (Thrush) Shandy (born on 3 Oct 1890 in Industry, Dickinson Co, KS - died on 3 Jan 1930, buried in Hatton "Bear Creek" Cem. Hamilton Co, KS)

         iv.  Wesley Miles Thrush (born on 3 Mar 1893 - died on 4 Aug 1948 in Lamar, CO)

          v.  Tessie Gertrude Thrush (born on 6 Feb 1895 - died on 28 Dec 1896 near Warsaw, MO)

         vi.  Scott Thrush (born in Jul 1900 - died in Jul 1900 in Benedict, In Wilson County Kansas)

        vii.  Lee Alonzo Thrush (born on 18 Oct 1901 in Dixon County, KS - died on 6 Oct 1978 in Colorado Springs, CO)

       viii.  Olive Elizabeth (Thrush) " Babe " Conard (born on 1 Mar 1904 in Dickinson, CO, KS - died on 1 Jul 1956 in Bellvue, Larimer Co., CO)




13. Sarah Martha (Scott) Thrush, daughter of David Scott and Christina Armentrout, was born on 18 Sep 1868 in Fort Recovery, Mercer County Ohio, died on 27 Apr 1927 in Kansas Homestead at age 58, and was buried on 30 Apr 1927 in Hatton, "Bear Creek" Cemetery, Hamilton Co. KS. The cause of her death was Black pneumonia.

General Notes: • Grandmother Thrush was named after both of her grandmothers, Martha Anderson the wife of William Scott and Sarah (------) Armantrout
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• A Russian Olive tree grew in the yard of the Thrush homestead, How rare for the Kansas plains where trees were so precious, a person may drive many miles and never see a tree.- I think grandmother Thrush planted the tree right after they moved there in 1907. Aunt Olive (Thrush) Conard may have even been named for the tree, • Aunt Olive was married standing beneath the Olive tree's shady boughs.
• The old homestead, like the buffalo, is long since gone, faded into the shadows of the nearly forgotten past, but the olive tree was still there in the late 1990's, as seen by some of cousin Gloria (Conard) Gafford's family.
• In the early 1950's daddy Thrush drove us by (where the old homestead had been), to see that lonely olive tree standing alone in a bare field. Poems are made by people like me, but only God can make a tree. - BJTP
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Medical Notes: IN MEMORY OF: Sarah Martha (Scott) Thrush
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She took sick on March 17 & in spite of all that medical skill & loving hands could do, she departed this life on 3/27/1927 at 10 PM, aged 58 years 6 months and 10 days. .
• She talked with her husband & children leaving good advice, she also signified her loving desire to meet her Savior. . .
• Hers was a great mother's heart. - She was a faithful wife & loving mother, not only counseling her own children but every boy or girl she came in contact with who needed a mother' counsel - Funeral services were held from her home in the Fisher neighborhood on Tuesday at 2 PM, conducted by Rev. Wiley of Syracuse. Internment in Hatton Cemetery.
• BEAUTIFUL HANDS
Oh those beautiful, beautiful hands. - We shall meet them again once more.
When our feet touch the banks of that heavenly land, We shall meet on that better shore.
• CARD of THANKS
• We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many friends & neighbors for their kindness & sympathy in the great loss of our precious wife & mother. - Mr Simon Thrush & family
• NOTE: - My father: George Scott Thrush was 16 years old when his mother died.
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• From the OBITUARY of Grandmother Sarah Martha (Scott) Thrush. - • Copied from Syracuse, Kansas newspaper dated 1927. BettyJ Thrush-Paraday
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Sarah married Simon Peter Thrush on 10 Sep 1889 in Abilene, Kansas. Simon was born on 31 Oct 1867 in Franklin County, PA, died on 10 Feb 1928 in Wakefield, Clay County KS at age 60, and was buried in Hatten, "Bear Creek Cemetery, Hamilton Co, KS.


14. James Robert " J.R. " McGehee, son of Elijah E. McGehee and Nancy Emiline (Montgomery) McGehee, was born on 12 Mar 1877 in Texas County Missouri, died on 4 Jan 1947 in Johnson, Kansas at age 69, and was buried in Johnson Cemetery, Stanton County KS. The cause of his death was Stomach cancer.

General Notes: . . Cowboy Gentleman Jim (J.R.) McGehee, (1877-1947) - Johnson, KS
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Before I was old enough to have teeth, Granddad James Robert McGehee sat me on his knee, and fed me pieces of meat that he had chewed with his teeth I remember it well. There was no pureed baby food in those days. My grandparents worried about me being so small, I was the runt of the family with crooked legs from malnutrition and Patty, my 10-month old baby sister died in 1935 during the depression.
• Granddad McGehee and sometimes uncle Poode, took me with him when mom did not want me at the house. Cousin Frankie I roamed the streets a lot when I was not with daddy at work riding in the road grader. I loved that
• I loved to go along with granddad when he walked downtown to visit and talk to his friends on main-street.
• Granddad and I walked down to the wheat elevator once, where a man had been killed and the town was in a big turmoil because of the accident. The men were gathered in a group, talking among themselves in serious, hushed tones.
The dead man had accidentally fallen into the elevator boot; which is a deep pit where the trucks dump their grain. His body had been buried beneath tons of wheat and I don't know if they ever found him.
• I loved Granddad very much; he was my friend. To me, he seemed 6 feet tall, although he was not. Granddad had a look all of his own, with his handlebar mustache and tall wide brim cowboy hat, he looked like he'd just stepped out of an old time western cowboy movie. I loved to hear his stories, which he told in his slow Missouri, Ozark mountain drawl. Granddad sounded for all the world, like Samuel Clemens's Tom Sawyer. - "Them were the good ol days", he'd say as he sat there on an old wooden chair on the board sidewalk slicing off another piece of that good Bermuda onion which he loved so well, and offered me a bite. He ate that good old Bermuda onion like it was an apple.
• " Much obliged, ". Grandfad'd say to uncle Earl McGehee, (cousin Lois McGehee Barber recalled), when her father sometimes offered him a ride home.
• Granddad and the old men gathered downtown on main-street every day to visit, I can see them sitting there now, on creaky old wooden chairs on the board sidewalk, leaning back against storefront buildings, whittling on wood and spitting tobacco juice in the street, - they talked about real important things like the depression, the hard times and the government,
Granddad had moved his family from the Ozark mountains of (Texas County) Missouri, to Pratt, KS in an old model T ford truck in 1927 when mother was 14 years old, They moved back to MO for a short time, then after Goldie, (uncle Earl's first wife) died in 1929, they moved on to Johnson, KS. BettyJo Thrush
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Medical Notes: . . . . Granddad died when I was 12 years old.
He died of cancer, at home in his bed with dignity & respect, honored by his family and kindred who were gathered around him. He died 19 years before grandma died.
• Grandad said goodbye to grandma and apologized for leaving her, he asked to see me, the one with the hurt leg, but I was not able to be there because of an injury
I was hospitalized in Colorado Springs at the time granddad died, and could not go see him when he asked for me. I had recently, badly injured my left leg while playing football in a cow field at Johnson KS with my cousins the McGehee boys; I had fallen into a hidden, shallow water cistern full of tumble weeds and trash.
Gangrene had set in and I nearly lost my leg. A group of serious looking doctors gathered in my room (out of my hearing) to discuss whether they should amputate at the hip, above or below the knee of my left leg, but before they reached a decision, the infection came to a head like a big boil and began oozing out puss. A doctor pressed on it, squeezing out small bits of rotten flesh like the core of a boil, he finally started pulling the rotten flesh out by the handful, removing 2 heaping handful's, which looked like dirty rags soaked in puss. A gaping hole was left in my leg exposing the living bone. All the muscle and flesh beneath the skin, between the knee and ankle had rotted. God had saved my leg, the doctors decided not to amputate. I was sent home with crutches and with God's help, I recovered with two good legs. (NOTE: while hospitalized, my legs were X-rayed, showing some bone deformity due to mal-nutrition that I incurred as a small child during the depression.)
I think granddad worried about my leg & wanted to talk to me before he died. I was sorry that I could not go.

•. - Betty Thrush-Paraday
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married Amanda " Mandy " Drucilla Brown McGehee on 28 Feb 1901 in Cabool, MO. Mandy was born on 15 Feb 1882 in Dublin, TX, died on 30 Oct 1966 in Elkhart Kansas at age 84, and was buried in Johnson Kansas. The cause of her death was Stroke or heart attack.

Children from this marriage were:

7         i.  Dorothy Mae (McGehee) Thrush (born on 17 Apr 1913 in Cabool, MO)

         ii.  Earl McGehee (born on 7 Dec 1903 near Cabool, TX County, MO - died on 25 Jul 1984 in Fruitland, Idaho)

        iii.  Elijah Pierce " Buster " McGehee (born on 1 Oct 1905 in Cabool, MO - died on 3 Sep 1912 in Cabool, MO)

         iv.  Eva Pearl McGehee (born in Cabool, MO - died in Cabool, MO)

          v.  Bessie Lee (Mcgehee) Kile (born on 14 Feb 1908 in Cabool, MO - died on 3 May 1980 in Cabool, MO)

         vi.  Joseph Orville " Poode" McGehee (born on 13 Aug 1910 in Cabool, MO - died on 29 Oct 1994 in Canon City, CO)

        vii.  Ruth Marie (Mcgehee) Gaskill (born on 15 Apr 1915 in Cabool, MO - died on 30 Mar 1973 near Buffalo, Wyoming?)

       viii.  Ruby Reola (Mcgehee) Rainey (born on 23 Aug 1920 in Cabool, MO - died on 20 Aug 1994 in Elkhart, Kansas)




15. Amanda " Mandy " Drucilla Brown McGehee, daughter of Rev. John Pierce Brown and Mary T. (Parker) Brown, was born on 15 Feb 1882 in Dublin, TX, died on 30 Oct 1966 in Elkhart Kansas at age 84, and was buried in Johnson Kansas. The cause of her death was Stroke or heart attack.

General Notes: . . . . . . . . . . . .GRANNY McGEHEE (1882 – 1966) -
• Johnson, KS,
"Loves I hon?" Grandma would say, "Coarse I does" we replied, "well get over here and buff I den", she would grab & hug & kiss us. - "Well I'll swan", grandma would say," if you'ns ud jest do this er that fer me, I'll dance on my head, in a hog troft, at your weddin".
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Grandma Amanda Drucilla (Brown) McGehee was one of my Favorite People. I loved her stories about Missouri and their old home in the Ozark Mountains. Oh How Grandma loved that good ol Possum & Sweet taters.
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Recipe For Grandmas Roast Possum & Sweet Taters
Take a big pot o Scalding water, throw in a handful of dry wood ashes and add one freshly killed big old possum.
Hold the possum by his hind legs while you quickly dip him up & down in the scalding water. Turn him around and be sure to scald both ends & all parts of him. - Be sure not to leave the possum in the scalding water too long as you don't want to cook him and set the hair.
. •When the possum is thoroughly scalded, lay him out on a board and scrape off all the hair with a fairly sharp, stiff knife, the same way you scald and scrape a pig. If the possum was properly scalded, the hair will come right off.
Now Gut the possum, wash him good and set him to soak in a brine solution made of Ό cup salt dissolved in 1 gallon cold water. Add 2 Tbsp of cider vinegar and 2 big cloves of crushed garlic. Soak the possum in this brine for about an hour depending on the size.
If the possum is old & tough, you can parboil him fer about 1 hour before you roast him
. •Take the possum out of the water, dry him off. Cut small, deep slits in the possum and Poke small pieces of garlic into the slits. Then rub seasoned flour inside the possum body cavity. To make seasoned flour, mix:
Ό C flour, 1 tsp pepper and 2 Tbsp thyme. Roast the possum in a pan with a little added water and about ½ to 1 cup of sweet apple cider. Baste often & roast the possum till nearly done. Add 3 or 4 quartered sweet potatoes/apples at the last when the possum is almost done. Continue roasting until the meat is tender and the potatoes are done.
. •A raccoon is roasted the same way as a possum only you don't scald and scrape a Raccoon, you skin it.
Grandma soaked white, dried corn in Lye water and made Hominy. Her home made canned pork sausages, stuffed in real casings were the best sausages I ever ate.
I home published and illustrated a cook Book with many of these old recipes titled: TREASURED FAMILY RECIPES
From Depression, Pennsylvania Dutch & Ozarks.
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As a child, when we went to visit Grandma's house at Johnson, KS in the early 1930's & 40's, We were greeted with the Heavenly smell of fresh baked goodies What mouth watering, tantalizing aromas came from her kitchen when food was so scarce and hard to come by. I always wondered how grandma knew beforehand every time we planned to visit her and always had some goodies from her kitchen waiting when we arrived.
Grandma was well known among family and friends. She was famous for her beautiful hand made, embroidered quilts that she made from scraps of cloth pieced together by hand or on her old treadle Singer sewing machine.
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During dirt storms in Johnson, our family, often headed for grandmas basement to wait out the storm. Most everybody in town, except us, had a storm cellar for protection against cyclones. The Dust Bowl started in 1930 and lasted almost a decade until 1939 or 40, covering all or part of 5 mid western states including Kansas. It just seemed safer at grandma's house during dirt storms.
. •Some of my earliest, fondest childhood memories are from those special days at grandma's house; what sweet wonderful memories too good to be forgotten.
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Grandma's Home Remedies
I suppose Grandma McGehee's home remedies were handed down from her mother Mary T. Parker and they were a serious matter back then. Gramdma once told me that her mother taught her to make Native American pemmican, by mixing and pulverizing animal fat with acorns and wild berries. Each spring we could look forward to Grandma's spring tonic of blackstrap molasses and sassafras tea. Sassafras tea was a bitter, terrible tasting tea made from sassafras bark. We were also given sugar and colloil to combat colds and get rid of pin worms, just enough colloid was added to a heaping teaspoon of sugar to dampen it, it sure didn't taste very good but did the job. They put warm castor oil in our ears for earache.
. •Cousin Jack McGehee remembered his brother Frankie and I running around the house as toddlers, wearing a little cloth bag of "asafetida” tied to a string around our necks. The asafoetida was supposed to ward off sickness. Webster's defines asafetida as fetid the gum resin of various oriental plants of the carrot family formerly used in medicine.
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Letter To Grandma McGehee
Written by Betty Thrush 7/1/1952, at the Farm: Rural Route 3, Holly CO
Dear Grandma,
I hope you are well. We are all ok; but about played out. We are still cutting wheat - ours made about 15 bushels to the acre, somewhere around 4,000 bushels, and we have cut about 250 or 300 acres of wheat for different neighbors, there are still some who want us to cut for them. • No rain yet, but the row crop is looking good. - How is everyone out that way?
I've been hauling wheat in the truck to Manter and Coolidge Kansas. Sure will be glad to get through. This sure has been a hot harvest. We got a phone call from Dorie last night, she just wanted to know when we would come to see her, but it will be a while. After harvest the summer fallow will need working pretty bad, it does now but it will have to wait. Betty Thrush - written 7/1/1952
NOTE: During harvest I drove and scooped truckloads of wheat from sun up until sundown until harvest was finished. By the second day of harvest, my hands were covered with blisters that soon broke and turned raw and bloody, but I never stopped scooping. Gloves did not help but only made it worse. The blisters built upon blisters and turned into hardened calluses after about a week.
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Grandma Died Alone On Oct 30, 1966
The next morning when Aunt Ruby went out to check on grandma and bring her breakfast, they found Grandma dead, lying on the floor with her arm outstretched toward the door. She had crawled across the floor trying to get to the door to get help but she died before she reached the door.
I had a dream the same night that grandma died, that I saw her all alone in her little house. I felt her desperation, fear and terror as she frantically scurried here and there trying to gather up and grasp her precious little treasures, her whatnot's as she called them. She collected saltshakers and such like.
Grandma was living alone in her trailer house in the back yard of her daughter Ruby (McGehee) Rainey at Elkhart Kansas at the time of her death
Aunt Ruby had young children at home and did not have room for grandma so they set Grandma up in a trailer house in the back yard. Aunt Ruby decided, as Grandma got older, that she shouldn't be alone. Aunt Ruby packed grandma up in the car, about a year after my family had fled the 8/1965 Watts riots and returned to Colorado, and brought Grandma to mom's house at Canon City, CO hoping that because Mom had spare bedrooms, she would take grandma in but mom refused and pressured grandma to go into an old age home, Grandma refused and went home with Aunt Ruby, sad and brokenhearted. Grandma left in tears after bidding my children and I goodbye for the last time.
I remember her last words: she was sorry that she would never see us again as she would not be coming back any more because all my mother wanted to do was put her in the old age home.
Grandma died alone soon after that, on 10/30/1966 in her trailer in Elkhart, KS.
That last visit from Grandma was the only time my children ever saw her. - They brought her body back from Elkhart Kansas to Johnson where she was buried. I recognized Grandma when I attended her funeral, laying there in her coffin, but when I touched her face, it really was not grandma. She was gone. She looked like a little old, frail, olive skinned Indian squaw laying in her coffin.
Even after all these years it still saddens and breaks my heart, to remember how grandma died so alone.
By Betty Thrush-Paraday
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married James Robert " J.R. " McGehee on 28 Feb 1901 in Cabool, MO. J.R. was born on 12 Mar 1877 in Texas County Missouri, died on 4 Jan 1947 in Johnson, Kansas at age 69, and was buried in Johnson Cemetery, Stanton County KS. The cause of his death was Stomach cancer.
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16. Francis Joseph Paraday, son of Unknown Paradis and Not Known Wife Paraday, was born on 2 Aug 1842 in Perryville, NY, died on 29 Feb 1920 in Earl Park, IN at age 77, and was buried in Earl Park, IN.

General Notes: . According to well established stories that I had heard for years from Lloyd Paraday as well and his father Jesse Paraday even while the elder Felix Paraday was still living, The Paraday name was changed from " PARADIS " to " PARADAY " by a grandfather whom I believe was Francis Paraday. BJTP

Francis married Margaret Amelia (Dumsit) Paraday. Margaret was born on 12 Oct 1846 in Clinton, NY and died on 31 Aug 1918 in Earls Park, IN at age 71.

Marriage Notes: 8 children were born to Francis Paraday and Margaret Amelia Dumsit

Children from this marriage were:

8         i.  Felix Paraday (born on 20 Sep 1868 in Perrysmill, NY - died on 26 Dec 1952 in Colorado Springs, CO)

         ii.  Joseph Bert Paraday (born on 16 Mar 1875 in NY - died on 13 Dec 1944 in Kankskee, IL)

        iii.  Virginia Paraday (born on 8 May 1877 - died 2/29/1962 in Earl Park, Indiana)

         iv.  Simon W. Paraday (born on 29 Mar 1883 in NY - died in Kentland, Indiana)

          v.  Vena " Veenie ' Lavern (Paraday) Hass (born on 9 Nov 1884)

         vi.  Josephine " Josie " Paraday (born on 14 May 1886)

        vii.  Earl Louis Paraday (born on 3 Dec 1888 in Burlington, CO - died on 14 Oct 1950 in Chicago, Illinois)

       viii.  Arthur Francis Paraday (born on 20 Apr 1889)




17. Margaret Amelia (Dumsit) Paraday was born on 12 Oct 1846 in Clinton, NY and died on 31 Aug 1918 in Earls Park, IN at age 71.

Margaret married Francis Joseph Paraday. Francis was born on 2 Aug 1842 in Perryville, NY, died on 29 Feb 1920 in Earl Park, IN at age 77, and was buried in Earl Park, IN.

18. Joseph Walker Mohler was born in Virginia and died in 1913 in Calhan, CO.

General Notes: Joseph Walker and Katherine Mohler homesteaded 9 or 10 miles SE. of Calhan, CO.

Joseph married Katherine Alexandria (Mann) Mohler. Katherine was born in Kansas and died in 1930 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Marriage Notes: 2 children were born to Joseph Mohler and Katherine Mann

Children from this marriage were:

9         i.  Cora Belle (Mohler) Paraday (born on 20 Oct 1872 in Kansas - died on 8 Aug 1969 in Colorado Springs, CO)

         ii.  Alvereta Palestine Mohler


19. Katherine Alexandria (Mann) Mohler was born in Kansas and died in 1930 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Katherine married Joseph Walker Mohler. Joseph was born in Virginia and died in 1913 in Calhan, CO.


20. Rev. Isaac Perdue Hitchcock, son of James Hitchcock and Amelia Milley (Farrel) Hitchcock, was born on 1 Apr 1839 in Vernon Twp - Richland County Ohio and died on 20 Dec 1903 in High Pt, Decator County, Decatouir County, IA at age 64.

General Notes: As a baby, Milton Monroe (Hitchcock) was given to the Cunningham family who raised him as their son, his mother reportedly died at childbirth and Milton he did not remember her name.
Milton had a brother named Walter who was given to the Price family who took Walter with them down to the Indian territory in Oklahoma, Milton believed the Price woman was all or part Indian, he was never able to locate his brother.

Research Notes: According to a letter written by Isaac's granddaughter Mary Ethel (Cunniungham) Paraday, Isaac was a Methodist circuit riding preacher, ministering to churches in parts of Kansas and Missouri.
Milton Hitchcock Cunningham was one son of Isaac Perdue Hitchcock, - I have 2 differant letters from 2 of Milton (Hitchcock) Cunningham's daughters, Mary Ethel the oldest and Mary Ester the youngest, each letter has differant information about Issac Perdue Hitchcock and his son Milton Monroe Cunningham, All the information is very sketchey at best..
Mary Ethel (Cunningham) Paraday is the grandmother of my children. BJTP

Isaac married Sarah (Price) Hitchcock. Sarah was born between 1846 and 1858 in Georgetown, Illinois and died in 1874 in Paola, Miani County, KS about age 28.

Children from this marriage were:

10        i.  Milton Monroe (Hitchcock) Cunningham (born on 13 Feb 1873 in Peoria, Kansas - died in Feb 1948 in San Bernadino, CA)

         ii.  Walter Hitchcock


21. Sarah (Price) Hitchcock was born between 1846 and 1858 in Georgetown, Illinois and died in 1874 in Paola, Miani County, KS about age 28.

Sarah married Rev. Isaac Perdue Hitchcock. Isaac was born on 1 Apr 1839 in Vernon Twp - Richland County Ohio and died on 20 Dec 1903 in High Pt, Decator County, Decatouir County, IA at age 64.

22. William J. Orsborn was born in 1840 in Virginia, died in 1882 in Elizabeth, CO at age 42, and was buried orsborn family plot near Elizabeth, CO.

General Notes: William J. Orsborn served in the Northern (Union) Army in the Civil War.

William married Susan (Crew) Orsborn in 1870. Susan was born in 1842 in Virginia, died on 5 Aug 1922 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, CO at age 80, and was buried in Osborn Family Plot Near Elizabeth, CO.

The child from this marriage was:

11        i.  Mary Ellen (Orsborn) Cunningham (born on 16 Jan 1871 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, CO - died on 24 Apr 1911 in Colorado Springs, CO)




23. Susan (Crew) Orsborn was born in 1842 in Virginia, died on 5 Aug 1922 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, CO at age 80, and was buried in Osborn Family Plot Near Elizabeth, CO.

General Notes: Susan was mostly English and Dutch,
Susan Crew and William Osborn homesteaded about 9 miles NE of Elizabeth, CO, her father was a farmer, her grandfather Crew was a Methodist minister

Susan married William J. Orsborn in 1870. William was born in 1840 in Virginia, died in 1882 in Elizabeth, CO at age 42, and was buried orsborn family plot near Elizabeth, CO.


24. Wilson Thrush, son of John Thrush and Margaret Clark, was born on 10 Dec 1833 in Hagerstown, MD, died on 23 Feb 1908 in Roper, Wilson Co, (Eastern KS) at age 74, and was buried in Roper, KS.

General Notes: Great grandfather Wilson Thrush, Like all the other Thrush relatives I knew personally or had heard about, was kind, compassionate, honest, hard working, industrious, strong willed, and a man of integrity & honor. Although I never had the honor of meeting him personally, I have heard many good stories about him.
. Great grandfather Wilson Thrush was a farmer in the vicinity of Newburg, Cumberland Co. until about 1885 when he removed to the state of Kansas.
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Great grandfather Wilson was a master wood-working craftsman, his son great uncle Abraham Lincoln Thrush and grandson Marvin Roy Thrush also followed this trade, Marvin Roy said when his father Abraham reached the age of 90, he decided it was time to lay down his tools & retire.
• Daddy George Thrush took us to Roper, Eastern Kansas in the early 1950's to search for information about his grandfather Wilson, we located Wilson's grave after much searching and an old man who had a fine wooden cabinet made by great grandfather Wilson, My father offered to buy the cabinet but needless to say, it could not be bought for any price. Gr Grandfather Wilson's ancient wood-working tools were passed down to uncle Wess Thrush, I saw them when we lived at the farm near Holly, CO. BJTP

Wilson married Susanna (Gaymon) Thrush. Susanna was born on 17 Dec 1837 in Lugantwp, Franklin County, PA, died on 10 Aug 1897 in Moonlight, Dickinson County, Kansas at age 59, and was buried in Zion Church Cem. Near Detroit, KS.

Children from this marriage were:

12        i.  Simon Peter Thrush (born on 31 Oct 1867 in Franklin County, PA - died on 10 Feb 1928 in Wakefield, Clay County KS)

         ii.  Annie Thrush (born in 1859 - died in 1865)

        iii.  Abraham Lincoln Thrush (born on 19 Jan 1862 - died on 2 Jan 1956 in Portland, OR)

         iv.  John Gaymon Thrush (born on 1 Jun 1860 near Newburg, Cumb.Co, PA - died on 11 Jul 1928)

          v.  Samuel Thrush (born in 1864 - died in 1942)

         vi.  Mary T. Thrush (born in 1865 - died in 1895)

        vii.  Fannie Thrush (born in 1869 - died in 1961)

       viii.  Jennie (Thrush) Loader (born in 1871 - died in 1963)

         ix.  Nancy (Thush) Williams (born in 1874 - died in 1949 in Chicago, Illinois)

          x.  Clara Etta (Thrush) Debenham (born in 1876 - died in 1906)

         xi.  Wilson " Wilsie " Thrush (born in 1880 - died in 1885, buried near Detroit, KS)


25. Susanna (Gaymon) Thrush, daughter of John Gaymon and Annie Wengert, was born on 17 Dec 1837 in Lugantwp, Franklin County, PA, died on 10 Aug 1897 in Moonlight, Dickinson County, Kansas at age 59, and was buried in Zion Church Cem. Near Detroit, KS.

General Notes: . According to my information, Gr Grandmother Susanna Gaymon is a direct descendent of Hans Winger and it is likely that Hans Wenger was Martyred in Switzerland for his faith in Christ.

Noted events in her life were:

• Funeral: 16 Aug 1897. Gr grandmother Susanna (Gaymon) Thrush was buried beside baby grandson: " Wilsie ", Wilson Thrush in what was the Birth Cemetery, (now Zion Church Cem. near Detroit, KS.

Susanna married Wilson Thrush. Wilson was born on 10 Dec 1833 in Hagerstown, MD, died on 23 Feb 1908 in Roper, Wilson Co, (Eastern KS) at age 74, and was buried in Roper, KS.


26. David Scott, son of William Scott and Martha Anderson, was born on 3 Oct 1848, died on 3 Nov 1916 at age 68, and was buried in Nov in Hatton "Bear Creek"Cemetery, Hamilton Co, KS.

General Notes: • Great grandfather David Scott had lived with the Simon Thrush family since the death of his wife Christina in Missouri 1896.
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Great grandfather David Scott and uncle Wesley Thrush, (his grandson) had spent the long hard dry winter of 1908 alone, out on the Thrush homestead trying to break the drought hardened sod for farming, there had been no rain for nearly 2 years.
• Grandpa Simon Thrush had moved the rest of his family to town that fall and found work in the livery stable at Syracuse, KS for $30.00 a month.
• My father George Scott Thrush was born in the only crooked house, (setting un-even), in Syracuse, KS in May 1909. BJTP
• It rained on Aug 15, 1909 for the first time in 2 years in Stanton County Kansas. The drought was broken. - The Thrush family moved back out to the homestead again in the summer of 1909.
• A Cyclone swooped down on the Simon Thrush home-sted, followed by torrents of rain and hail, it lifted their roof up about 20 feet and carried it Ό mile before dropping it down with a mighty gust smashing the roof to splinters, no one was hurt, some old pictures and things were damaged.
• With the roof gone, grandmother put the table on the bed and put the 2 babies under the table for protection from the rain & hail , (The babies were my father George Scott Thrush & his nephew Ivan Shandy). The tornado had hit the Conard place NW of the Them and damaged Jack Shandy's windmill before swooping down on the Simon Thrush homestead.
• After the cyclone, Grandpa Simon re-built, but this time he built a dug-out soddie home, which he figured was safer. BJTP. ( from the Memoirs of Bertha Thrush Gillum)
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David married Christina Armentrout. Christina was born in Feb 1848 in Banks Of The Wabash River, Ft. Recovery, Ohio, died on 28 Dec 1896 in Warsaw, Missouri at age 48, and was buried under water of Bagnall Dam in Verdigres River, Near Waesaw Missouri. The cause of her death was Malaria.

Children from this marriage were:

13        i.  Sarah Martha (Scott) Thrush (born on 18 Sep 1868 in Fort Recovery, Mercer County Ohio - died on 27 Apr 1927 in Kansas Homestead)

         ii.  Walter Vorhees. " Walt " Scott (born on 19 Jul 1887 in Dickinson County Near Clay County, KS - died on 21 Jun 1952 in Nampa, Idaho While Living At Mountain Home, ID)

        iii.  George Scott


27. Christina Armentrout, daughter of James Armentrout and Sarah (?) Armentrout, was born in Feb 1848 in Banks Of The Wabash River, Ft. Recovery, Ohio, died on 28 Dec 1896 in Warsaw, Missouri at age 48, and was buried under water of Bagnall Dam in Verdigres River, Near Waesaw Missouri. The cause of her death was Malaria.

Medical Notes: • Great grandmother Christina (Armemtrout) Scott and her little granddaughter, Tessie Gertrude Thrush both died of Malaria. They were buried in their yard near Warsaw, MO.
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• Grandmother Sarah Martha (Scott) Thrush was also stricken with malaria and desperately sick, Aunt Bertha said it was 3 weeks before grandmother Sarah Martha knew that her mother: Christina was dead. -The mud was so deep it was impossible to travel by horse or wagon, finally one of grandmother's brothers ( great uncle Walter or George Scott) waded through the mud and walked over to tell her that her mother had died.
• The Bagnell dam was build on the Verdigrees river shortly after Great grandmother Christina and AuntTressie were laid to rest in their yard.
• The graves that were in Cemeteries were moved when the dam was built but graves that were in yards were not moved, their graves were flooded by water of the dam. - BettyJTP
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Christina married David Scott. David was born on 3 Oct 1848, died on 3 Nov 1916 at age 68, and was buried in Nov in Hatton "Bear Creek"Cemetery, Hamilton Co, KS.


28. Elijah E. McGehee, son of William L. " Bill " McGehee and Rebecca ( ? ) McGehee, was born on 11 Jul 1846 in Texas County, Missouri, died on 5 Apr 1918 in Cabool, MO at age 71, and was buried in Hamilton Cem. Cabool, MO.

General Notes: Elijah E. McGehee was a Civil War Veteran, he was wounded in Arkansas by a bullet in the lung but survived, he died many years later of pulmonary problems, (most likely TB), they say the old war wound helped him along. BJTP

Elijah married Nancy Emiline (Montgomery) McGehee on 6 Sep 1868 in Francois County Missouri. Nancy was born on 14 Aug 1851 in Cabool, MO., died on 9 Feb 1928 in Cabool, MO at age 76, and was buried in Hamilton Cem. Cabool, MO. The cause of her death was Chronic nephritus.

Marriage Notes: Great grandmother Nancy Montgomery McGehee was married at age 16

Children from this marriage were:

14        i.  James Robert " J.R. " McGehee (born on 12 Mar 1877 in Texas County Missouri - died on 4 Jan 1947 in Johnson, Kansas)

         ii.  Rebecca Jane " Beckey " (Mcgehee) " Brown (born on 15 Jul 1869 in Cabool, Missouri - died in Mar 1907)

        iii.  William Andrew McGehee (born on 21 Feb 1871 in Cabool, MO - died on 15 Aug 1948 in Cabool, MO)

         iv.  Margary Susan McGehee (born on 30 Oct 1872 - died on 27 Aug 1890 in Cabool, MO)

          v.  George W. McGehee (born on 13 Oct 1874 in Cabool MO - died on 28 May 1955 in Cabool MO)

         vi.  Mary Melissa (Mcgehee) Daily (born on 5 Jul 1875 in Cabool MO - died on 9 Jun 1896 in Cabool, MO)

        vii.  Sarah Elizabeth " Bettie " McGehee #2 (born on 12 Jun 1879 in Cabool MO - died on 27 Mar 1918 in Cabool MO)

       viii.  Ammie D. McGehee (born on 12 Mar 1881 in Cabool, MO - died on 14 Jun 1890 in Cabool MO)

         ix.  Elsie Adaline " Alcie" (Mcgehee) Butts (born on 21 Feb 1883 - died on 13 Apr 1969 in Akron, CO)

          x.  Joseph Jackson " Joe " McGehee (born on 15 Jul 1886 in Cabool, MO - died on 28 Oct 1969 in Cabool, MO)

         xi.  Martha Leona (Mcgehee) Hamilton (born on 30 Jan 1888 in Cabool MO - died on 16 Feb 1945 in Farmington Cem, Macksville, KS)

        xii.  John Franklin McGehee (born on 31 May 1890 in Cabool, MO - died on 23 Feb 1929 in Hutchinson, KS)

       xiii.  Perlina Bell McGehee (born on 3 May 1892 in Cabool MO - died on 15 Jul 1992 in Cabool MO)

        xiv.  Christopher Columbus McGehee (born on 20 Apr 1895 in Cabool MO - died on 29 Aug 1910 in Cabool, MO)




29. Nancy Emiline (Montgomery) McGehee, daughter of James David Montgomery and Susan Jane Horton Montgomery, was born on 14 Aug 1851 in Cabool, MO., died on 9 Feb 1928 in Cabool, MO at age 76, and was buried in Hamilton Cem. Cabool, MO. The cause of her death was Chronic nephritus.

Nancy married Elijah E. McGehee on 6 Sep 1868 in Francois County Missouri. Elijah was born on 11 Jul 1846 in Texas County, Missouri, died on 5 Apr 1918 in Cabool, MO at age 71, and was buried in Hamilton Cem. Cabool, MO.


30. Rev. John Pierce Brown, son of William R. Brown and Elizabeth Catheryn " Betsy " Horton Brown, was born about 6 Mar 1842 near Dublin, TX, died on 14 May 1922 in Cabool, MO about age 80, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

General Notes: • . . . . . . . . . . . Great granddad Rev. John Pierce Brown - 1842 - 1922
His blue eyes sparkled mischievously as he ambled along the path through the grassy meadow abloom with pretty, fragrant wild flowers near his daughter Mandy's home close to Cabool Missouri, where mother lived as a child, " Dorothy! ", he said, as my mother ran out to greet him." How's my big girl today? ", Smiling he scooped her up in his strong arms and gave her a big kiss, "his bushy, red beard tickled my mother's face and made her laugh. - Betty Thrush-Paraday
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• † Great grandfather John Pierce Brown was a Baptist circuit riding preacher who rode a mule on his preaching trips. The church where he preached at Cabool MO, when mother was a child, is still there, according to mother.
• Gr-grandad Brown moved his family from Dublin TX to Texas County MO abt 1883 or 84.
• I expect that great granddad John Brown was ordained a Baptist minister, in the first Protestant church that was established in the state of TX in 1832?, By Elder John Parker, 1756-1863; (my great, great, great grandfather).
NOTE: The Primitive Baptist Church was still standing and in use near Palestine TX, in 1992 when I was there. The church was moved to Anderson County from the old Ft. Parker that was destroyed by Comanche Indians at the massacre of 1836.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOHN BROWN'S BIBLE
There it was in the old shed like a fading memory from the Past, Great granddad "John Brown's Bible" with his old, black leather saddlebags, all time hardened, tattered, worn and covered with dust. The words " Wells Fargo ", were written on his old saddlebags, indicating that at one time, he may have ridden for wells Fargo.
• An old picture of John Pierce Brown & Mary Parker, grandma Mandy' Brown McGehee's father and mother hung on the wall of her house at Johnson, KS. Grandma's father:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACCORDING to TRADITION;
A big Covered Wagon Train pulled out of Dublin TX, crossed the Red River and headed for Cabool in Texas County Missouri; around 1883 or 1884 with great granddad John Brown, his wife Mary Parker Brown and their children aboard, when Grandma Mandy was about 1 or 2 year old, I believe she was the youngest.
• The wagon train was followed close behind, by friendly Comanche Indians; who accompanied them as far as the Red River, and brought milk for the babies. Grandma was terrified when her mother Mary, talked to one of the Comanche Indians, but she was told not to worry, the Indian was her mother's brother. Two of grandmother Mandy's brothers sneaked up on the Comanche Indian camp, grandma told me, and they barely escaped with their lives when they were seen spying on the sacred Indian ceremony. Betty Thrush-Paraday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .

John married Mary T. (Parker) Brown in Aug 1875 in Texas. Mary was born on 14 Jul 1849 near Dublin TX Or Tenn., died on 24 Sep 1919 in Cabool, MO at age 70, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

Marriage Notes: I believe GrGrandad & Grandma (Parker) Brown were married in Comanche County TX. BJTP

Children from this marriage were:

15        i.  Amanda " Mandy " Drucilla Brown McGehee (born on 15 Feb 1882 in Dublin, TX - died on 30 Oct 1966 in Elkhart Kansas)

         ii.  Rosa " Rose " (Brown) (Bradshaw) McGehee

        iii.  Margurite Fnces Jane (Brown) Seiber Of Willapa, Wa In 1937 (born in May 1880)

         iv.  Louella (Brown) Mills ?

          v.  James KP "Jim" Brown (born in 1891)

         vi.  George H. H. Brown (born in Oct 1886)

        vii.  John F. Brown (born in Jun 1885 - died in Washington ?)




31. Mary T. (Parker) Brown, daughter of William G. Parker ? and Silvia Parker ?, was born on 14 Jul 1849 near Dublin TX Or Tenn., died on 24 Sep 1919 in Cabool, MO at age 70, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

General Notes: . . . . . . . . Great grandmother Mary (Parker) Brown 1849-1919,
Gr-grandmother Mary (Parker) Brown is related to Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, but she is not Quanah's daughter Mary Parker. - Our great grandmother Mary Parker was born in 1849 and Quanah Parker was born about 1845, they were more than likely cousins; she was also related to the notorious Bonnie Parker of "Bonnie and Clyde"; Her people migrated from TN to TX, I believe she was born in Texas.
• NOTE: My mother believed that her grandfather John Brown was part Indian.
• Great grandmother Mary was a quiet, solemn woman with sparkling black eyes and black hair, who had very little to say mother recalled. Great grandmother Mary had a sister and a brother who lived at Medicine Lodge, Kansas: Margaret Parker, a brother whose first name is not known) and a sister who married a man with the surname: Cobb. - Great aunt Margaret wanted me to have her china doll but it was mistakenly given to my aunt Ruby McGehee Rainey instead.
• Great grandmother Mary washed her blankets in the river in Missouri, by hanging them out the back of her boat in the water as she paddled her boat down the river. • Grandma Mandy told me how to make what the Indians call Pimicin, (that she learned from her mother Mary), by pulverizing raw berries, acorns/nuts and animal fat.
• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . ACCORDING to TRADITION;
A big Covered Wagon Train pulled out of Dublin TX, around 1883 or 1884, crossed the Red River and headed for Cabool in Texas County Missouri with great granddad John Brown, his wife Mary Parker Brown and their children aboard; My grandma Mandy was about 1 or 2 year old; I believe she was the youngest.
• The wagon train was followed close behind, by friendly Comanche Indians; who accompanied them as far as the Red River, and brought milk for the babies. Grandma was terrified when her mother Mary, talked to one of the Comanche Indians, but she was told not to worry, the Indian was her mother's brother. • Two of grandmother Mandy's brothers sneaked up on the Comanche Indian camp, grandma told me, and they barely escaped with their lives when they were seen spying on the sacred Indian ceremony.
• Betty Thrush-Paraday
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QUANAH PARKER - 1845- 1911 - The Last Comanche War Chief
• Quanah Parker; was born around 1845-52 to Comanche Chief Nacona & Cynthia Anne (Pachae) Parker, Quanah died 2/23/1911, buried near his mother Cynthia, at Fort Sill, OK. - Nacona and Cynthia had 3 children, Quanah, Topsannah; meaning Prairie Flower and pronounced Dote-see-yah in Comanche, & Pecos who died young.
. . . . . . . . Quanah Parker has been included in my list of blood relatives, although' after making a trip to Ft Parker near Wako TX in 1992, I was unable to ascertain the direct lineage connecting him to my great grandmother Mary Parker.
• I strongly suspect that great grandmother Mary is descended from the line of Benjamin Parker, one of the 12? children of Elder John Parker who did not die at the Comanche massacre of Ft Parker in 1858.
. . . . . . . . .Quanah Parker became a great Kwahadi warrior terrorizing the staked plains of Texas and Oklahoma in a desperate attempt to save Comanche hunting grounds and the great shaggy beast, the buffalo, which meant so much to the survival of the Indian people. - Quanah took off his war bonnet for good in 1875, after a last desperate fight against buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls TX, and led his warriors peacefully to the reservation.
• He was a great Comanche Chief in peace as well as war and a good friend and hunting companion of president Theodore Roosevelt; He rode proudly down Penn Ave, near the White House in full tribal dress with Geronamo another great war Chief, in Teddy Roosevelt's inaugural parade on March 5, 1905.
• Quanah TX; a town was named after Quanah Parker, he was appointed reservation Chief, tribal judge and in 1902, he was elected deputy sheriff of Lawton, OK; He did much to help his people. - In his lifetime,
• Quanah Parker went from a primitive, "stone age" savage to nearly modernism but not quite. As a friendly gesture, Quanah made a great feast and invited friends to share a favorite Comanche dish: cooked dog, but when hardly no one came, he said with a sense of humor, I thought I had more friends than this. by Betty Thrush-Paraday
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CYNTHIA ANNE PARKER 1827-1872? The mother of Quanah Parker
• Cynthia Anne Parker was 9 years old when she and her young brother John were taken captive by Comanches at the massacre of Fort Parker TX in 1836; Many of her relatives, her parents and grandfather; elder John Parker were massacred.
• Cynthia was later taken against her will, by white people, from her Comanche family whom she had grown to love, and returned to her well-meaning Parker relatives; she never saw her two sons again, she was told that her daughter Prairie Flower; Topsanna was dead and grieving over the death of her daughter, Cynthia starved herself to death.
• Word of his mother & sister's death reached Quanah three years later at the peace talks at Medicine Lodge Kansas. Quanah loved his mother very much.
• My Great aunt, Margaret Parker, a sister and brother lived at Medicine Lodge Kansas. - Betty Thrush-Paraday
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Mary married Rev. John Pierce Brown in Aug 1875 in Texas. John was born about 6 Mar 1842 near Dublin, TX, died on 14 May 1922 in Cabool, MO about age 80, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.
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32. Unknown Paradis

Unknown married Not Known Wife Paraday.

The child from this marriage was:

16        i.  Francis Joseph Paraday (born on 2 Aug 1842 in Perryville, NY - died on 29 Feb 1920 in Earl Park, IN)


33. Not Known Wife Paraday

Not married Unknown Paradis.

Not next married Unknown1 Paraday.


40. James Hitchcock, son of Isaac S. Hitchcock and Mary (Havorford) Hitchcock, was born on 1 Oct 1812 in Harrison County, Richland, OH and died on 28 Jan 1890 in High Point Twp, Decatour County, IA at age 77.

James married Amelia Milley (Farrel) Hitchcock. Amelia was born in 1814 in Richland County, OH and died in 1856 in Burlington, Des Moines County, IA at age 42.

The child from this marriage was:

20        i.  Rev. Isaac Perdue Hitchcock (born on 1 Apr 1839 in Vernon Twp - Richland County Ohio - died on 20 Dec 1903 in High Pt, Decator County, Decatouir County, IA)


41. Amelia Milley (Farrel) Hitchcock was born in 1814 in Richland County, OH and died in 1856 in Burlington, Des Moines County, IA at age 42.

Amelia married James Hitchcock. James was born on 1 Oct 1812 in Harrison County, Richland, OH and died on 28 Jan 1890 in High Point Twp, Decatour County, IA at age 77.


48. John Thrush, son of Barnabas Thrush and Elizabeth "Betsy" Green ? Thrush, was born on 20 Apr 1793 in Newton Twrp, Cumberland Co, PA and died in 1872 in Southampton Twrp, Cumberland Co, PA at age 79.

Research Notes: . John Thrush, was my 2nd great grandfather, he was a son of Barnabas Thrush and grandson of Leonard the Immigrant. John was a farmer and landowner in Southampton Township, Cumb. Co, PA where he lived his lifetime and where he died. - Betty J Thrush-Paraday

John married Margaret Clark. Margaret was born on 22 Sep 1795.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Samuel "Sam" Thrush (born on 17 Jul 1825 in Newton Twp, Cumberland Co, PA - died in 1899 in Hagertstown, MD - Near State Line)

24       ii.  Wilson Thrush (born on 10 Dec 1833 in Hagerstown, MD - died on 23 Feb 1908 in Roper, Wilson Co, (Eastern KS))

        iii.  Elias Thrush (died in Newburg, Cumb. Co,)

         iv.  Ralph Thrush

          v.  Clarance Thrush

         vi.  Mable Thrush

        vii.  Ida Thrush

       viii.  John Thrush

         ix.  [Mary Jane ?] "Annie" (Thrush) McKnight (born in 1840 - died in 1921)


49. Margaret Clark, daughter of George Clark and Nancy Love, was born on 22 Sep 1795.

General Notes: • Aunt Bertha (Thrush) Gillum believed that our Clark ancestors were somehow related to the Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expeditioin that left St. Louis MO in May 1804 arriving at the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria OR in Nov 1805.
• The Expetition William Clark was born in Caroline County VA, 1770, died 1838 ... John and Ann (Rogers) Clark were his Father & mother. He had a brother George Rogers Clark Born 1752 Died 1818. This William Clark was married to Julia Hancock ...and later to: Harriet Kennely. The Expedition William Clark named his son Merriweather Lewis Clark, after his friend.
NOTE: info from public Library. Betty Thrush-Paraday

Margaret married John Thrush. John was born on 20 Apr 1793 in Newton Twrp, Cumberland Co, PA and died in 1872 in Southampton Twrp, Cumberland Co, PA at age 79.

50. John Gaymon, son of Daniel Gaymon and Anna (Landis) Gaymon, was born in 1796 and died on 15 Feb 1858 in Ligan Twp, Franklin County, PA at age 62.

John married Annie Wengert in 1817. Annie was born on 13 Jan 1799 in Letter Kenny Twrp, Franklin County, PA and died on 8 Aug 1862 in Lugan Twp, Franklin County, PA at age 63. Another name for Annie was Wenger.

Children from this marriage were:

25        i.  Susanna (Gaymon) Thrush (born on 17 Dec 1837 in Lugantwp, Franklin County, PA - died on 10 Aug 1897 in Moonlight, Dickinson County, Kansas)

         ii.  Abraham (Wenger) Hoover (born in 1818 - died in 1891)

        iii.  Maria Hoover (born in 1920 - died in 1824)

         iv.  Henry (Wenger) Hoover (born in 1821 - died in 1858)

          v.  Martin (Wenger) Hoover (born in 1824 - died in 1867)

         vi.  Elizabeth Gaymon (born in 1829 - died in 1875)

        vii.  Catherine Gaymon (born in 1830 - died in 1863)

       viii.  Fanny Gaymon (born in 1832 - died in 1904)

         ix.  Daniel Gaymon #2 (born in 1836 - died in 1863)

          x.  Jacob Gaymon (born in 1840 - died in 1916)

         xi.  Samuel Gaymon (born in 1842 - died in 1910)


51. Annie Wengert, daughter of Abraham Wengert and Elizabeth Detwiler, was born on 13 Jan 1799 in Letter Kenny Twrp, Franklin County, PA and died on 8 Aug 1862 in Lugan Twp, Franklin County, PA at age 63. Another name for Annie was Wenger.

General Notes: The name Wenger and Wengert are the same family source

Annie married John Gaymon in 1817. John was born in 1796 and died on 15 Feb 1858 in Ligan Twp, Franklin County, PA at age 62.


52. William Scott, son of (?) Scott and Sarah (?) Scott, was born in 1823.

William married Martha Anderson.

The child from this marriage was:

26        i.  David Scott (born on 3 Oct 1848 - died on 3 Nov 1916, buried in Hatton "Bear Creek"Cemetery, Hamilton Co, KS)


53. Martha Anderson

Martha married William Scott. William was born in 1823.

54. James Armentrout was born 1820's?.

James married Sarah (?) Armentrout.

The child from this marriage was:

27        i.  Christina Armentrout (born in Feb 1848 in Banks Of The Wabash River, Ft. Recovery, Ohio - died on 28 Dec 1896 in Warsaw, Missouri)


55. Sarah (?) Armentrout

Sarah married James Armentrout. James was born 1820's?.


56. William L. " Bill " McGehee, son of Unknown McGehee and ?, was born on 12 Mar 1810 in KY, died on 24 Aug 1885 in Texas County Missouri at age 75, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

General Notes: Information from Jamie Cook, (a descendant of gr uncle Joseph McGehee).

Jamie found William L. and Rebecca McGehee in the 1850 Dade county MO census which showed them having 7 children, 2 of which, Susan and Elijah, were the same age as our Susan and Elijah. their son William Jackson would have been born a year later.
* Jamie next found William L. McGehee in the 1855 Lawerence County MO census where he had lost 5 of his 7 children and wife Rebecca. - The 1855 census showed William married to Millie Johnson.
* The 1860 census showed William & Millie back in the Dent County MO and from there they settled in Texas County, MO (near Cabool).
* Jamie said Hamilton cemetery near Cabool is covered with weeds, but she believes William is buried there, where many McGehee's are buried. BJTP

married Rebecca ( ? ) McGehee. Rebecca died between 1850 and 1855 in MO.

Children from this marriage were:

28        i.  Elijah E. McGehee (born on 11 Jul 1846 in Texas County, Missouri - died on 5 Apr 1918 in Cabool, MO)

         ii.  Susan Jane McGehee (born in 1844 in MO)

        iii.  William Jackson McGehee (born on 7 May 1851 in Missouri - died on 11 Nov 1927 in Cabool, MO)

next married Emilie " Millie" (Johnson) McGehee on 14 Feb 1855 in Lawrence County MO. Millie was born in 1819 in TN, died on 22 Mar 1889 in Cabool MO at age 70, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Robert Johnson " Bud " McGehee (born on 10 Oct 1855 in MO - died on 22 Aug 1926 in MO)

         ii.  Sarah Elizabeth " Bettie " McGehee (born in 1858 in Missouri)

        iii.  Mary Francas McGehee (born on 2 Jul 1859 in Missouri - died on 25 Jan 1885 in Cabool Missouri)

         iv.  Joseph McGehee (born in 1860 in MO)

next married Mary Anne (Wagner) McGehee. Mary was born on 2 Jul 1859 and died on 25 Jan 1885 at age 25.




57. Rebecca ( ? ) McGehee died between 1850 and 1855 in MO.

Rebecca married William L. " Bill " McGehee. Bill was born on 12 Mar 1810 in KY, died on 24 Aug 1885 in Texas County Missouri at age 75, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

58. James David Montgomery, son of Andrew Lewis Montgomery and Margaret (Wigger) Montgomery, was born Feb 29, 1826 and died on 4 Apr 1894.

James married Susan Jane Horton Montgomery on 2 Oct 1851. Susan was born in 1833, died about 1852 about age 19, and was buried in Horton Cemetery/ Belgrade Townshp, Washington County, MO. The cause of her death was very likely childbirth.

The child from this marriage was:

29        i.  Nancy Emiline (Montgomery) McGehee (born on 14 Aug 1851 in Cabool, MO. - died on 9 Feb 1928 in Cabool, MO)


59. Susan Jane Horton Montgomery, daughter of John P. Horton and Susan (Crider) Horton, was born in 1833, died about 1852 about age 19, and was buried in Horton Cemetery/ Belgrade Townshp, Washington County, MO. The cause of her death was very likely childbirth.

Burial Notes: • I have located and have directions to the Horton Cemetery in Belgrade Township, Washington County, MO, where Susan Jane (Horton) Montgomery is buried.
• DIRECTIONS: Hiway 21 to Hiway C to Hiway JJ to Sunlight Road 636, then to Horton Cemetery (Road 637), on trhe right. - There are also Hortons buried in the Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury City, in Charilton County, MO. - BettyJo Thrush-Paraday

General Notes: According to Mothers records and aunt Bessie McGehee Kile's letters, Susan Jane (Horton) Montgomery and Elizabeth Catherine "Betsy" (Horton) Brown were sisters, also, they were both my 2nd great grandmothers as well as my 2nd great grand aunts. My mothers parents (their descendants) were second cousin:. thus making my mother her own 3d cousin and a 3d cousin to her own full blood brothers and sisters. - Betty Jo Thrush-Paraday

Research Notes: I tallked to people in Missouri who personally knew Aunt Bessie McGehee Kile and I believe her records to be correct, true and credible.
I talked to more than one person who said they were sorry Bessie Kile had passed away because she had all the records and genealogy information.
My mother Dorothy, (Aunt Bessie's sister), inherited Aunt Bessie's Genealogy records and they were passed on down to me from my mother. Betty Thrush-Paraday


Medical Notes: According to Aunt Bessie's records, 2nd great grandmother Susan Jane (Horton) Montgomery died, probably at the birth of her first child: my great grandmother Nancy Emiline (Montgomery) McGehee or shortly after great grandmother Nancy was born.
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Susan Jane (Horton) Montgomery is buried in Horton Cemetery, Belgrade Township, Washington County MO. - Betty Jo Thrush-Paraday

Susan married James David Montgomery on 2 Oct 1851. James was born Feb 29, 1826 and died on 4 Apr 1894.

60. William R. Brown was born on 1 May 1820, died on 19 Apr 1895 in TX Or MO at age 74, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

William married Elizabeth Catheryn " Betsy " Horton Brown Jan or Mar 15, 1846. Betsy was born in 1824, died in 1880 in Dublin, TX at age 56, and was buried in Victor Cem.: Dublin, TX.

Children from this marriage were:

30        i.  Rev. John Pierce Brown (born about 6 Mar 1842 near Dublin, TX - died on 14 May 1922 in Cabool, MO)

         ii.  George Washington Brown (born on 1 Aug 1865 in TX - died on 17 Sep 1931 in Cabool, MO)


61. Elizabeth Catheryn " Betsy " Horton Brown, daughter of John P. Horton and Susan (Crider) Horton, was born in 1824, died in 1880 in Dublin, TX at age 56, and was buried in Victor Cem.: Dublin, TX.

General Notes: • According to Mothers records and aunt Bessie McGehee Kile's letters, Susan Jane (Horton) Montgomery and Elizabeth Catherine "Betsy" (Horton) Brown were sisters, also, they were both my 2nd great grandmothers as well as my 2nd great grand aunts. My mothers parents (their descendants) were second cousin:. thus making my mother her own 3d cousin and a 3d cousin to her own full blood brothers and sisters.
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• Elizabeth Horton married Gr Gr Grandfather William Brown who was the Father of John Pierce Brown, (John Pierce was the father of my grandmother: Mandy (Brown) McGehee).
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• According to mothers records, Susan Jane Horton married James David Montgomery and James David was the father of Nancy Montgomery. Nancy married gr grandfather Elijah McGehee. Nancy's son James R. McGehee (My grandfather), married John Pierce Brown's daughter Mandy. - • That makes my grandparents second cousins. - BettyJo Thrush-Paraday

Research Notes: According to information, from people that I contacted in Missouri who personally knew Aunt Bessie McGehee Kile , I believe her records to be correct, true and credible.
I talked to more than one person , who said they were sorry Bessie Kile had passed away because she had all the records and genealogy information.
My mother Dorothy, (Aunt Bessie's sister), inherited Aunt Bessie's Genealogy records and they were passed on down to me from my mother. Betty Thrush-Paraday

married William R. Brown Jan or Mar 15, 1846. William was born on 1 May 1820, died on 19 Apr 1895 in TX Or MO at age 74, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


62. William G. Parker ? was born about 1801 in NC.

Research Notes: I found William & Silvia Parker & children on Page 9, # 58 of the 1860 Comanche County Texas census taken June 28, 1860 by N.B. Ellis.
• I AM NOT SURE that the Silvia & William Parker who I found listed in the 1860 census are the parents of Great grandmothet Mary T. ( Parker) Brown,
• I have entered them as ancestors because as far as I know, the date, time, place and names seem to match. - BJTP.
• I believe that our Parkers are related to Elder John Parker who was born in 1758 and died at the massacre at Fort Parker near Waco, TX in 1863.
• Elder John Parker established the first Protestant church in the state of Texas, at Fort Parker, the " Primitive Baptist Church " which was later moved from Ft Parker to Palestine, TX where it is still in use. - It is likely that my great grandfather Rev. John Pierce Brown was Ordained a Baptist minister at that church. BJTP

William married Silvia Parker ? on an unknown date. Silvia was born about 1808 in TN.

Children from this marriage were:

31        i.  Mary T. (Parker) Brown (born on 14 Jul 1849 near Dublin TX Or Tenn. - died on 24 Sep 1919 in Cabool, MO)

         ii.  Thomas G. Parker (born in 1844 in Miss)

        iii.  Margaret Parker (born in 1842 in Miss - died in Medicine Lodge Kansas)

         iv.  (?) Parker

          v.  Andrew J. Parker (born in 1840 in Miss)


63. Silvia Parker ? was born about 1808 in TN.

Research Notes: I found William and Silvia Parker & their children listed on page 9, #58, of the 1860 Comanche County, TX census taken June 28, 1860 by NB Ellis.
• I AM NOT SURE if the Silvia & William Parker who I found listed in the 1860 census are the parents of Great Grandmother Mary T. (Parker) Brown.
• I have listed them as ancestors because as far as I can tell , the dates, time, place and names seem to match. - BJTP
• I believe our Parkers are related to Elder John Parker who was born in 1758 and died at the Comanche massacre at Fort Parker near Waco, TX in 1863.
• Elder John Parker established the first Protestant church in the state of TX at FT. Parker, "The Primitive Baptist Church," which was later moved from FT. Parker to Palistine, TX where it is today, It is likely that great grandfather Rev. John Pierce Brown was ordained at that church. - BJTP

Silvia married William G. Parker ? on an unknown date. William was born about 1801 in NC.
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64. Francis Joseph Paradis The elder

Francis married Not Known Paradis.

The child from this marriage was:

32        i.  Unknown Paradis


65. Not Known Paradis .

Not married Francis Joseph Paradis The elder.

80. Isaac S. Hitchcock, son of Thomas Hitchcock and Isabella (Chandening) Hitchcock, was born in 1790 and died in 1877 at age 87.

Isaac married Mary (Havorford) Hitchcock. Mary was born in 1787 and died in 1840 at age 53.

The child from this marriage was:

40        i.  James Hitchcock (born on 1 Oct 1812 in Harrison County, Richland, OH - died on 28 Jan 1890 in High Point Twp, Decatour County, IA)


81. Mary (Havorford) Hitchcock was born in 1787 and died in 1840 at age 53.

Mary married Isaac S. Hitchcock. Isaac was born in 1790 and died in 1877 at age 87.

96. Barnabas Thrush, son of Leonard (Dreisch) Thrush and Catharina (?) Thrush, was born in 1750 in Pennsylvania and died in 1778 in Pennsylvania at age 28.

Research Notes: FROM the 1780 Tax lists Cumberland County, Newton Twp, PA
• 1. Barney (Barnabas)Thrush had a log house and smith shop with 7 acres of land worth $202.00. - BJTP
• 2. On Dec 14, 1787, Barnet (Barnabas) Thrush and Leonard Thrush were each granted warrants for 200 acres of land. (See Penn. Archives, 3d Series, Vol. XXIV, page 773). • This land, or at least the last 3 grants, laid out about 4 miles Northeast of the present town of Shippensburg, between Shippensburg to Carlisle. This land is now in Newton & Southampton Twp, Cumberland Co, PA, but originally this was Hopwell Twp. - BJTP

Barnabas married Elizabeth "Betsy" Green ? Thrush. Betsy died in 1771.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Samuel Thrush (born WFT Est 1777-1821 - died WFT Est 1778-1868)

48       ii.  John Thrush (born on 20 Apr 1793 in Newton Twrp, Cumberland Co, PA - died in 1872 in Southampton Twrp, Cumberland Co, PA)

        iii.  Barnabas Thrush (born in 1805 in Springfield, Cumberland County, PA - died WFT Est 1848-1897)


97. Elizabeth "Betsy" Green ? Thrush died in 1771.

Betsy married Barnabas Thrush. Barnabas was born in 1750 in Pennsylvania and died in 1778 in Pennsylvania at age 28.

98. George Clark, son of William Clark and Jane Weston, was born in 1756.

General Notes: Cousin Eva said that her mother: Aunt Bertha (Thrush) Gillum believed our Clark ancestors were somehow related to the " Clark " of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that left St. Louis MO in May 1804 arriving at the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria OR in Nov 1805.

The William Clark of the Expetition was born in Caroline County VA, 1770, died 1838 ... John and Ann (Rogers) Clark were his Father & mother. He had a brother George Rogers Clark Born 1752 Died 1818. This William Clark was married to Julia Hancock ...and later to: Harriet Kennely.

Expedition William Clark named his son Merriweather Lewis Clark, after his friend.
NOTE: info from public Library. Betty Thrush-Paraday

George married Nancy Love. Nancy was born about 1755.

The child from this marriage was:

49        i.  Margaret Clark (born on 22 Sep 1795)


99. Nancy Love, daughter of Unknown Love and Unknown, was born about 1755.

Nancy married George Clark. George was born in 1756.

100. Daniel Gaymon, son of Benjamin Gaymon and Unknown, was born in Pennsylvania and died in 1849.

Daniel married Anna (Landis) Gaymon.

The child from this marriage was:

50        i.  John Gaymon (born in 1796 - died on 15 Feb 1858 in Ligan Twp, Franklin County, PA)


101. Anna (Landis) Gaymon

Anna married Daniel Gaymon. Daniel was born in Pennsylvania and died in 1849.

102. Abraham Wengert, son of John Wengert and Anna, was born in 1765 in Johns Town, Lebanon, PA and died in Jun 1830 in Letter Kenny Twrp, Franklin County, PA at age 65.

Abraham married Elizabeth Detwiler. Elizabeth was born in 1770 in Earl Twp, Lancaster County, PA and died in 1840 in Letter Kenny Twp, Franklin County, PA at age 70.

The child from this marriage was:

51        i.  Annie Wengert (born on 13 Jan 1799 in Letter Kenny Twrp, Franklin County, PA - died on 8 Aug 1862 in Lugan Twp, Franklin County, PA)


103. Elizabeth Detwiler, daughter of Jacob Detwiler and Anna (Moyer) Detwiler, was born in 1770 in Earl Twp, Lancaster County, PA and died in 1840 in Letter Kenny Twp, Franklin County, PA at age 70.

Elizabeth married Abraham Wengert. Abraham was born in 1765 in Johns Town, Lebanon, PA and died in Jun 1830 in Letter Kenny Twrp, Franklin County, PA at age 65.

104. (?) Scott

(?) married Sarah (?) Scott.

The child from this marriage was:

52        i.  William Scott (born in 1823)


105. Sarah (?) Scott

Sarah married (?) Scott.

112. Unknown McGehee, son of Unknown MacGehee and (?).

Unknown married ?.

The child from this marriage was:

56        i.  William L. " Bill " McGehee (born on 12 Mar 1810 in KY - died on 24 Aug 1885 in Texas County Missouri)


113. ?

? married Unknown McGehee.

116. Andrew Lewis Montgomery, son of William Montgomery and Nancy (Crow) Montgomery, was born on 8 Oct 1800, died on 18 Dec 1874 at age 74, and was buried in Horton Cemetery/Belgrade, Washington County, MO.

Andrew married Margaret (Wigger) Montgomery in 1825. Margaret was born on 14 Mar 1800 and died on 27 Sep 1884 at age 84.

The child from this marriage was:

58        i.  James David Montgomery (born Feb 29, 1826 - died on 4 Apr 1894)


117. Margaret (Wigger) Montgomery was born on 14 Mar 1800 and died on 27 Sep 1884 at age 84.

Margaret married Andrew Lewis Montgomery in 1825. Andrew was born on 8 Oct 1800, died on 18 Dec 1874 at age 74, and was buried in Horton Cemetery/Belgrade, Washington County, MO.

118. John P. Horton, son of John Horton and Ann (Green) Horton, was born in 1789 and died in 1870 at age 81.

John married Susan (Crider) Horton in 1814. Susan was born in 1791 and died in 1870 at age 79.

Children from this marriage were:

61        i.  Elizabeth Catheryn " Betsy " Horton Brown (born in 1824 - died in 1880 in Dublin, TX)

59       ii.  Susan Jane Horton Montgomery (born in 1833 - died about 1852, buried in Horton Cemetery/ Belgrade Townshp, Washington County, MO)

        iii.  George Thomas Horton (born on 15 Nov 1815 - died on 4 Jan 1900)

         iv.  Lewis Davius Horton (born about 28 Jul 1819 - died on 31 Jul 1860)

          v.  Rebecca Emaline (Horton) Ritter (born in 1823 - died in 1844)

         vi.  Christopher Columbus Horton (born on 7 Jun 1825 - died on 28 Apr 1878)

        vii.  Sarah Ann (Horton) Lane (born in 1830 - died in 1908)

       viii.  Mary Catherine "Polly " (Horton) Montgomery (born in 1831 - died in 1853-1860)

         ix.  John Crider Horton (born on 28 Sep 1835 - died on 26 Mar 1911)

          x.  David Lenox Horton (born on 16 Jun 1838 - died on 23 Feb 1923, buried in Doe Run Cemetery,)


119. Susan (Crider) Horton was born in 1791 and died in 1870 at age 79.

Susan married John P. Horton in 1814. John was born in 1789 and died in 1870 at age 81.

122. John P. Horton, son of John Horton and Ann (Green) Horton, was born in 1789 and died in 1870 at age 81.
(Duplicate. See Person 118 on Page 2)

123. Susan (Crider) Horton was born in 1791 and died in 1870 at age 79.
(Duplicate. See Person 119 on Page 2)

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128. Pierre(2) ie( Jacques 1) Paradis, son of Jacques Paradis and Michelle Pelle or Pesle Paradis, was born on 20 Jul 1604 in Notre-Dame-DEMontagne, Perche, France and died on 29 Jan 1675 in St Pierre-DE'orleans, Montmorency, Qc. at age 70.

General Notes: All Canadians named Paradis are descendants of PIERRE Paradis who came to New France, (Canada) in the 7 th century
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The second Paradis, Pierre, gave to North America around 10,000 people with the Paradis name. He and his descendants would leave a remarkable legacy.
When Pierre and Barbe Paradis arrived in New France, they already had 7 children and it was with 5 of them that they crossed the Atlantic. It must have taken a lot of courage to face a new life in a new colony.
• In 1650 we find Pierre Paradis living at Beauport, on there fief of his father-in-law Jean Guyon du Buisson.
• Pierre worked hard at tilling his land, so well that he had 12 workable acres and 8 animals in his barn.
• Pierre & Barbe baptized their 9th child, Madeleine, in Quebec in March 1654.
Information from Paradis History, by Carol Paraday.
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It is un-certain which one of the sons of Pierre Paradis that Francis Paraday descended from. BJTP
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Pierre(2) married Barbe Guyon 1 on 11 Feb 1632 in Montagne, Chartres, Perche, France1. Barbe was born on 18 Apr 1617 in Montagne, Chartres, Perche, France1 and died on 27 Nov 1700 in St Pierre, Ile D'orleans, Quebec, Canada1 at age 83.

Children from this marriage were:

64        i.  Francis Joseph Paradis The elder

         ii.  Madaline Paradis The 9th child (born in 1654)


129. Barbe Guyon 1 was born on 18 Apr 1617 in Montagne, Chartres, Perche, France1 and died on 27 Nov 1700 in St Pierre, Ile D'orleans, Quebec, Canada1 at age 83.

Barbe married Pierre(2) ie( Jacques 1) Paradis on 11 Feb 1632 in Montagne, Chartres, Perche, France1. Pierre(2) was born on 20 Jul 1604 in Notre-Dame-DEMontagne, Perche, France and died on 29 Jan 1675 in St Pierre-DE'orleans, Montmorency, Qc. at age 70.

160. Thomas Hitchcock was born in 1750.

Thomas married Isabella (Chandening) Hitchcock. Isabella was born in 1755 and died in 1850 at age 95.

The child from this marriage was:

80        i.  Isaac S. Hitchcock (born in 1790 - died in 1877)


161. Isabella (Chandening) Hitchcock was born in 1755 and died in 1850 at age 95.

Isabella married Thomas Hitchcock. Thomas was born in 1750.

192. Leonard (Dreisch) Thrush, son of Johannes "Jacob" Dreisch Reisch Thrush (Immigrant) and Unknown Wife, was born about 1733 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, died on an unknown date in Newton Top Cumberland Co, PA, and was buried in The Old Dutch Graveyard, Shippensburg, PA.

Death Notes: Leonard (Dreisch) - Thrush - Dreisch - Reisch
• Leonard Thrush was a member of the Original German Lutheran congregation at Shippensburg and his remains lie with his father Jacob's in the "Old Dutch Graveyard" in Shippensburg, PA.

General Notes: • J. Leon Reisch (Leonard Thrush) took the required oath of allegiance to the King of England upon his arrival in Philadelphia from Germany in 1750, Indicating that he must have been at least 16 years old, his brothers being too young to take the oath.
• Leonard and his four brothers all fought in the Revolutionary War. Leonard served in the 6th battalion, Cumberland County Militia under Captain Alexander Peebles and Colonel James Dunlop.
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Research Notes: Source: Donald Thrush

Leonard married Catharina (?) Thrush. Catharina was born in 1747 and died in 1781 at age 34.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Richard Thrush

         ii.  Catherine (Thrush) Foose

96      iii.  Barnabas Thrush (born in 1750 in Pennsylvania - died in 1778 in Pennsylvania)

         iv.  David Thrush (born WFT Est 1752-1781 in Newton Twrp, Cumberland Co, PA - died on 18 Oct 1824 in Newton Top Cumberland Co, PA)

          v.  Peter Thrush (born WFT Est 1754-1783 - died in 1814)

         vi.  Martin Thrush Jr (born WFT Est 1754-1783 - died WFT Est 1760-1862)

        vii.  Rosanna (Thrush) Helmes (born WFT Est 1754-1783 - died WFT Est 1770-1865)

       viii.  Susanna (Thrush) Fry (born WFT Est 1754-1783 - died WFT Est 1770-1865)

         ix.  Leonard Thrush (born in 1760 in Newton Top Cumberland Co, PA - died in 1842 in Newton Twp Cumberland Co, PA)

          x.  Jacob Thrush (born WFT Est 1781 - died in 1848)


193. Catharina (?) Thrush was born in 1747 and died in 1781 at age 34.

Catharina married Leonard (Dreisch) Thrush. Leonard was born about 1733 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, died on an unknown date in Newton Top Cumberland Co, PA, and was buried in The Old Dutch Graveyard, Shippensburg, PA.

196. William Clark was born about 1730.

William married Jane Weston.

The child from this marriage was:

98        i.  George Clark (born in 1756)


197. Jane Weston

Jane married William Clark. William was born about 1730.

198. Unknown Love

Unknown married.

The child from this marriage was:

99        i.  Nancy Love (born about 1755)


200. Benjamin Gaymon was born in 1732 in Switzerland and died in Pennsylvania.

Benjamin married.

The child from this marriage was:

100       i.  Daniel Gaymon (born in Pennsylvania - died in 1849)


202. Unknown Landis

Unknown married Unknown.

The child from this marriage was:

101       i.  Anna (Landis) Gaymon


203. Unknown

Unknown married Unknown Landis.

204. John Wengert, son of Hans Wengert and Unknown, was born in 1732 in Berne Caniton, Switzerland and died in Sep 1806 in Johns Town, Lebanon County, PA at age 74.

General Notes: John Wengert came rto America about 1748 or49.
Anna was listed as his second wife, there was no mention of the first wife.

John married Anna.

The child from this marriage was:

102       i.  Abraham Wengert (born in 1765 in Johns Town, Lebanon, PA - died in Jun 1830 in Letter Kenny Twrp, Franklin County, PA)


205. Anna

Anna married John Wengert. John was born in 1732 in Berne Caniton, Switzerland and died in Sep 1806 in Johns Town, Lebanon County, PA at age 74.


206. Jacob Detwiler was born in 1733 in Zurich, Switzerland and died in Mar 1804 in Montgomery Twp, Franklin County, PA at age 71.

Jacob married Anna (Moyer) Detwiler.

The child from this marriage was:

103       i.  Elizabeth Detwiler (born in 1770 in Earl Twp, Lancaster County, PA - died in 1840 in Letter Kenny Twp, Franklin County, PA)


207. Anna (Moyer) Detwiler

Anna married Jacob Detwiler. Jacob was born in 1733 in Zurich, Switzerland and died in Mar 1804 in Montgomery Twp, Franklin County, PA at age 71.

224. Unknown MacGehee, son of Thomas MacGehee (.Ie) James McGregor and Ann /Bastrop Baytop.

General Notes: . I do not know which one of the 5 sons of Thomas MacGehee that mother's family descend from.. BJTP

Unknown married (?).

The child from this marriage was:

112       i.  Unknown McGehee


225. (?) .

(?) married Unknown MacGehee.

232. William Montgomery

William married Nancy (Crow) Montgomery. Nancy died in 1820 and was buried near Cairo, IL.

The child from this marriage was:

116       i.  Andrew Lewis Montgomery (born on 8 Oct 1800 - died on 18 Dec 1874, buried in Horton Cemetery/Belgrade, Washington County, MO)


233. Nancy (Crow) Montgomery died in 1820 and was buried near Cairo, IL.

Nancy married William Montgomery.

236. John Horton

John married Ann (Green) Horton.

Children from this marriage were:

118       i.  John P. Horton (born in 1789 - died in 1870)

         ii.  Hezekiah W. Horton (born on 26 Aug 1808 - died on 6 Sep 1890)


237. Ann (Green) Horton

Ann married John Horton.
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256. Jacques Paradis was born in 1580 in Montagne, Chartres, Perche, France1 and died before 11 Feb 1632 in Notre-Dame, Montagne, Perche, France.

General Notes: In France, Jacques Paradis and his son Pierre were (cuteliers), a strongly respected trade during the 12 th century, this term was used among specialists.
• There were for example, the "feveres-couteliers', the first word meaning tradesman and the couteliers were makers of handles, and the Taillandiers-emouliers " in charge of making sure the blades were sharp, (of sickles, knives etc) .
Towards the end of the 17 th century, Montage-au-Perche had no less than two "couteliers", Jacques and his son Pierre Paradis.
(Info. from Carol Paraday: internet)

Research Notes: The ancient bearer of the name Paraday was born, once lived and held land sometime in the 5th century, in the beautiful province of Bourgoigne town, called Paradis, in France.
There are variations in the spelling of the name, some of which are: Paradiy, Paradys, Paradase, Paradaysses, Paraidas, Paradise, are but a few.
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The family name Paraday was found in Bourgogne, France where this distinguished family owned manors and estates, and later branched out into Dauphine & then on to Paris where they became members of the nobility. - The family later branched to Limousine where they had considerable estates. and in Dauphine emerged as a seigneurial family. They also acquired a town mansion in Paris.
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Among the settlers in North America with this distinguished name, were Pierre Paradis who arrived in Quebec in 1653 from Perce, France; John Paraday settled in Virginia in 1654, John Paradis arrived in Quebec from Anjou in 1681, Francis Joseph Paradis arrived in Quebec from Anjou in 1727; Pierre Paraday arrived from Ile-De France in Quebec in 1728 and Benjamin Paraday arrived in Philadelphia in 1868.
. . . Information from Swyrich Corp. 4Crest.com
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Jacques married Michelle Pelle or Pesle Paradis. Michelle was born in 1580 in Notre-Dame, Montagne, Perche, France and died on 11 Feb 1632 in Montagne, Chartres, Perche, France1 at age 52.

The child from this marriage was:

128       i.  Pierre(2) ie( Jacques 1) Paradis (born on 20 Jul 1604 in Notre-Dame-DEMontagne, Perche, France - died on 29 Jan 1675 in St Pierre-DE'orleans, Montmorency, Qc.)


257. Michelle Pelle or Pesle Paradis was born in 1580 in Notre-Dame, Montagne, Perche, France and died on 11 Feb 1632 in Montagne, Chartres, Perche, France1 at age 52.

Michelle married Jacques Paradis. Jacques was born in 1580 in Montagne, Chartres, Perche, France1 and died before 11 Feb 1632 in Notre-Dame, Montagne, Perche, France.


384. Johannes "Jacob" Dreisch Reisch Thrush (Immigrant) was born in 1712 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, died in 1782 in Cumberland Co, PA at age 70, and was buried in The Old Dutch Graveyard, Shippensburg, PA.

General Notes: . . . Jacob (Dreisch) Thrush, (Immigrant), 1712 - 1782; was a Fifth Great Grandfather of Betty Thrush-Paraday - Source: Some parts of information and notes from Donald Thrush.
• Jacob (Dreisch)Thrush with his family including three sons, Leonard, Peter and Jacob, immigrated from the upper Blue Rhine in Germany, they came from Hassen Darmsdt, Germany to America on the ship Brothers Captain Muir, landing in Philadelphia, PA on Aug 24, 1750 (See Penna. Archives, Series II, Vol. XVII, page 316).
• They sailed from Rotterdam Bavaria Throw Holland, last, making one other stop: Cowes. - • . Information by list 90 - (198 who freight ? - 271 persons aboard ship)
• Jacob (Dreisch) Thrush - and his oldest son Leonard both took the required oath of allegiance to the King of England on the same day, Aug 24, 1750. - Leonard was at least 16 years of age and required to take the oath with his father while the 2 youngest brothers, Peter and Jacob were under 16 and not required to take it.
• Jacob (Dreisch) Thrush was a farmer and later became a land owner, he was granted warrants for 200 acres of Land in Cumbeland County, PA on April 30, 1765
• The number of children in Jacob (Dreisch) Thrush's family in 1750 is not known. At least three of Jacob's 5 sons: Leonard b.1733, Jacob b.1742, and Peter b.1745, were born in Hassen Darmstadt, Germany, it is believed that Jacob's two younger sons: Richard and John were born in Cumberland CO, PA.
• All 5 sons of Jacob Thrush the immigrant saw service in the Revolutionary war from 1776 to 1783. and of the 7 sons of Leonard the son of immigrant Jacob, (Jacob's grandsons), two did service in 1779 and Leonard in 1780. The other 5 sons of Leonard (Jr.) are not recorded as doing military duty during the Revolution. presumably they were too young.
• No attempt has been made to identify the families of immigrant Joh Jacob (Driesch) Thrush's sons, Peter, Richard and John
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Authorities estimate that from 1727 to 1770 approx 30,000 German immigrants entered the province of Pennsylvania, quite a number settled in the Cumberland Valley. - The Thrush families came with this tide of German emigrants.
• The Thrush families of Penn. are descended from immigrants who came in 1750 from the upper Blue Rhine in Germany. - Darmstadt and the lower Palatine are mentioned in traditions of various family lines
• The German settlers who came to the Cumberland Valley in 1750 and later, were by faith, German Lutherans, German Reformed Mennonites and German Baptists, and by 1765 the Reformed and Lutheran faith were of sufficient number in the vicinity of Shippensburg to form a church. Jacob was a member of the original German Lutheran congregation organized at Shippensburg about 1765.
• The land on which the first church building was erected is now known as the "Old Dutch Graveyard" and was donated by Edward Shippen, the founder of the town. It was deeded to the German congregations for church purposes and as a burying ground.
• Leonard Dreisch (Thrush) and family, were members of the original German Lutheran congregation in Shippensburg and ever since, some of his descendants have been members of the Lutheran Congregation in Shippensburg. Leonard's remains lie with his father's in the "Old Dutch Graveyard" in Shippensburg, PA.
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THE THRUSH NAME
• The family name in Germany was Dreisch. the name can be traced into Bavaria where the original spelling was Reisch.
• In the early years of the Reformation, (abt 1517), Southern Germany became a haven of refuge for the persecuted people of all surrounding countries where Papacy held power.
• Protestants came to Southern Germany to escape religious persecution in considerable numbers, from Switzerland, Bavaria, France and other nearby provinces that were dominated by Rome.
• Sometime during this period, members of the Reisch family who had become followers of Luther also left Bavaria and found refuge in Southern Germany. They settled in Darmstadt or in the Lower Palatinate and from there, some of their descendants in 1750, came to America. The Reisch family in Bavaria was a very ancient one and of Patrician rank.
• The Reisch coat of arms suggests that it's origin must have been in the early years of the Roman Empire. In the "Reitstaps Armorial" Vol. II, which is an authority, the description is given for the Coat of Arms of the Reisch family of Bavaria.
• COAT of ARMS NOTE: Or is gold, Agent is silver, gules is red. This is a grant to the family of Reisch of Bavaria. "Nobles of the Holy Roman Empire" - The imperial crown (on the coat of arms) would only be a heraldic symbol of a noble family, which without doubt is an ancient one.
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• The various changes in the spelling of this family name from the ancient Reisch to Driesch to the more simplified English Thrush, is not uncommon in tracing the origin of German names. • To English Magistrates and other officials of the province of Pennsylvania, the German pronunciation of Dreisch evidently was most perplexing and in their attempt to write the name in English, they obviously spelled the name phonetically and wrote it Trush, Frush, Trash, and it was so written for several generations. - These variations in spelling the name may be found in tax lists in the Militia Rolls for Hopwell and Lugan Townships, Cumberland County, during the period of the Revolutionary War.
• By the year 1790 the descendants of Leonard Thrush (Reisch) had adopted the uniform spelling of Thrush.
• In the first US Census taken in 1790, the name was still spelled in German: Dreisch, Reisch and is so written in German script in the very few records now in existence. - One of these records is in an old Bible that was the property of Leonard Thrush who was a son of Leonard Thrush the Immigrant.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRADITION
There is a tradition in the line of Leonard Thrush that 5 adults of the name (Dreisch) came to America at or about the same time. The exact relationship of these 5 is not well established, but they are supposed to have been brothers and cousins. - Two of these, so it is said, settled in the Cumberland valley.
• Corresponding with this tradition of 5 emigrants, we find in the Penn Archives, Series II, VolXVII, the names of 5 persons who came in 1750 within a period of 6 weeks to America and were qualified at Philadelphia.
J.JO. Dreish - Qualified Aug 15, 1750
* J.Jacob Freish - Qualified Aug 24, 1750
* J.Leon Reisch - Qualified Aug Aug 24, 1750
Joh. Conrad Reisch - Qualified Aug 31, 1750
Jacob Frasch - Qualified Sept. 29, 1750 .
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• There is a another TRADITION That Jacob Thrush was of patrician birth and from a wealthy family in Germany. Jacob (Dreisch) Thrush came to America with 4 sons and settled in the Cumberland Valley and some years later through the death of a relative, presumably the father of Jacob Thrush in Germany, the family in America became heirs to a considerable fortune.
• One of the 5 sons of Jacob the immigrant was sent back to Germany to look after the interests of the family in America and was lost at sea when the ship that he sailed on sank. It is not recorded in this tradition which son was sent back. NOTE: I also heard this tradition from my father: George Scott Thrush. Betty J. Thrush-Paraday
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More TRADITION: - Cousin Eva (Gillum) Jellison gave the story, from her mother, of an immigrant woman whose nursing infant died when the ship was becalmed by no wind until they ran out of food. The woman hid the dead infant to prevent it from being buried at sea. (I also heard this story from my father).
• We can only guess if the woman may have been an ancestress. Fact or lore, I have no idea.
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NOTE: Part of this information is from the website of Donald Thrush, my 6th cousin - Betty Thrush-Paraday

Research Notes: . . .Source: Donald Thrush --------------------------------------------
. THRUSH REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS
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All five sons of immigrant Joh Jacon (Dreisch) Thrush served in the Revolutionary War. I have listed the records of his sons and a grandson here.
• NOTE: my family line comes down through Barnabas (Dreisch) Thrush: a son of Jon Jacob (Driesch) Thrush the Immigrant, I do not have Barnabas's Military record. BJTP.
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1• J. Leon Reisch (Leonard Thrush), (fourth Great Grandfather of Betty Thrush-Paraday), took the required oath of allegiance to the King of England upon his arrival in Philadelphia from Germany in 1750, indicating that he must have been at least 16 years old, his brothers being too young to take the oath. • Leonard and his four brothers all fought in the Revolutionary War.
• Leonard served in the 6th battalion, Cumberland County Militia under Captain Alexander Peebles and Colonel James Dunlop.
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2• Jacob (Dreisch) Thrush was a fourth Great Grand Uncle of Betty Thrush-Paraday.
• Jacob was a son of my fifth great grand Father: Joh Jacob (Dreisch) Thrush the immigrant:. • Jacob the son of Jacob was born 1742 at Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, died 1825 at Shippensburg, PA.
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• Jacob (the son of Jacob), enlisted in the militia on Feb 1st 1776, at Shippensburg, PA in Captain William Rippey's Company of the 6th Battalion of Pennsylvania Militia commanded by Col. William Irvine, (S. II, Vol. X, Pa. 189 - S. V, Vol II, P. 239).
• This 6th Battalion was with Gen. Sullivan in the expedition against Quebec. It was present at the disastrous expedition against Three Rivers, where Captain Rippey was captured and escaped and Col. Wm. Irving was captured and remained a British prisoner for more than a year.
• The 6th Battalion reached Charlisle on it's return on March 15, 1777, and was re enlisted in the 7 th Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Lines. ( S. 11, Vol. X, P. 167 --S. V, Vol. VII, P. 194 --S. V, Vol.IV, P. 626).
Jacob Thrush Private P.L. was granted a US. pension on May 26, 1823. His age is given as 81 years and his residence Franklin County, PA. - His name is found in the pension list for 1825, after which his name does not appear. No attempt has been made to ascertain his family.
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3• Peter (Dreisch) /Thrush was a Fourth Great Grand Uncle of Betty Thrush-Paraday.
Peter was born 1745 at Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany.
• Peter Thrush was a private 2nd class in Captain Alexander Peeble's Company of the 6th Batt. Cumberland. Co. Militia, during the years 1777 -79-80. • No effort has been made to identify his family.
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4• Richard (Dreisch) Thrush: Betty's fourth great grand uncle, was born in Cumberland County, PA.
• Richard one of the younger brothers, served as a private 6th class in 1781, in Capitan John Hodge' 6th Batt. Cumberland County Militia. No attempt has been made to identify his family.
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5• John (Dreisch) Thrush: Betty's fourth great grand uncle; was born in Cumberland County, PA. He was paying taxes on 212 acres of land in Hamilton Twp Cumberland Co PA in 1780.
• John served as a private 1th class in 1781, in Capitan Patrick Jack's company 6 of the 4th Batt. commanded by Leiut. Samuel Culbertson, Cumberland County Militia. No attempt has been made to identify his family.
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6• Leonard Dreisch) Thrush: Third Great Grand Uncle of Betty Thrush-Paraday, he was a son of Leonard (Dreisch) Thrush: my Fourth Great Grand-father.
• Leonard the son of Leonard was born in 1760 - died 1842
NOTE – I believe it is through the family of Leonard the son of Leonard Thrush that the old German Thrush Family Bible (brought from Germany), has been passed down and reportedly is still in existence. - My father George Scott. Thrush spoke of it when I was a child. - BJTP.
• In 1790, Leonard had a house and barn, 60 X 22 ft log, and 97 acres of land worth $1183.70. • Leonard served in the Cumberland County Militia as a private 8th class in Captain Alexander Peeble's company for the years 1780 and 1781. on March 14 he was called to do a tour of duty on the frontier (S.V, Vol.VI, P.396-406). - • Leonard's name appears as head of a family in the first US Census 1790 also in the Military Roll of the 6th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia in 1793. (S VI-Vol. V - P. 217)
• January 23, 1799, Leonard Thrush was elected an ensign in Company 1, Fifth Regiment, Cumberland County Militia commanded by Captain Robert Peebles. (S. VI, Vol. IV, P. 716. - Betty Thrush-Paraday
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Jacob married Unknown Wife.

Children from this marriage were:

192       i.  Leonard (Dreisch) Thrush (born about 1733 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany - died on an unknown date in Newton Top Cumberland Co, PA)

         ii.  Jacob (Dreisch) Thrush (born in 1742 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany - died in 1825 in Shippensburg, PA)

        iii.  Peter (Dreisch) Thrush (born in 1745 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany)

         iv.  Richard (Dreisch) Thrush

          v.  John (Dreisch) Thrush


385. Unknown Wife

Unknown married Johannes "Jacob" Dreisch Reisch Thrush (Immigrant). Jacob was born in 1712 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, died in 1782 in Cumberland Co, PA at age 70, and was buried in The Old Dutch Graveyard, Shippensburg, PA.

408. Hans Wengert, son of Hans Wengert Sr. and Hanna (?) Wengert, was born in 1705 in Wengen Switzerland and died in 1772 in America at age 67.

General Notes: Hans Wengert (the 2nd), is the person who escaped from Switzerland with his mother and fled to America in 1748 or 1749 apparently after the Martyrdom of his father: the elder Hans Wengert. - Wengen is a town high in the Swiss mountains in Berne Canton Switzerland.
In America their church was called Brethern In Christ, which is the small church that Dwight D. Eisenhower was reared in.

Research Notes: Information from a letter by Richard Winger written 9/26/1990 from San Francisco, CA

Hans married Unknown.

The child from this marriage was:

204       i.  John Wengert (born in 1732 in Berne Caniton, Switzerland - died in Sep 1806 in Johns Town, Lebanon County, PA)


409. Unknown

Unknown married Hans Wengert. Hans was born in 1705 in Wengen Switzerland and died in 1772 in America at age 67.

414. Unknown Moyer

Unknown married.

The child from this marriage was:

207       i.  Anna (Moyer) Detwiler




448. Thomas MacGehee (.Ie) James McGregor, son of Patrick Macgregor - (Mcgehee Clan) and Marion Macdonald Of Auchatrichatan In Glenco, was born on an unknown date in Scotland and died about 27 Jul 1727 in King William County Virginia.

General Notes: . Thomas MackGehee (ie James MackGregor) was the son of Highland clan chieftain Patrick MacGregor and Marion MacDonald.
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• The name McGehee started in Scotland in the late 1600's when James MacGregor, son of Patrick MacGregor, changed his name to Thomas MacGehee and removed from Scotland to Virginia. - I have also read that the McGehee's in Scotland are accepted into the MacGregor clan.
• I do not know which one of Thomas MacGehee's 5 sons that mothers family came from. - NOTE: Thomas MacGehee's grandchildren changed the spelling from MacGehee to McGehee. BJTP
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The Will of Thomas MacGehee
dated July 27, 1727, St John's Perish, King William County Virginia & referenced in "The early Settlers of Alabama" by Saunders. P 448-449.
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• Son William, 10 shillings to buy a mourning ring
• Dau Dinah and her husband Joseph Lipscomb, 20 shillings
• Son Abraham, 96 acres, part of the land I live on, one Negro, bed, furniture and a large chest
• Sons Jacob, Samuel and dau Sarah, when they come of age, 5 shillings each to be paid by Abraham.
• Son Edward, 50 acres of land, one Negro, one bed and furniture, one large chest which was his mothers.
• Son Samuel, 50 acres of land, one feather bed, furniture, one large chest, riding mare, saddle and bridle.
• Dau Sarah, one feather bed, chest of drawers, sealskin trunk, 5 lbs currency, her mothers horse, saddle & bridle.
• Dau Mary Dickenson, one feather bed, one pair blankets, desk etc.
Executors: sons Abraham, Edward and Samuel .........Witnesses: Robert Bambridge, W. Craddock, J Buckley
Signed: Thomas MackGehee, one time James MackGregor of the old countrie.

Thomas married Ann /Bastrop Baytop. Ann was born in ? and died in VA.

Children from this marriage were:

224       i.  Unknown MacGehee

         ii.  Diannah MacGehee (born in May 1685 in ?)

        iii.  William MacGehee (born in 1689)

         iv.  Abraham MacGehee (born in 1693)

          v.  Edward MacGehee (born about 1700)

         vi.  Mary MacGehee

        vii.  Samuel MacGehee (born about 1706 in VA ?)

       viii.  Jacob MacGehee (born in 1707 in St James Perish, King William County, Virginia - died on 6 Dec 1783 in Prince Edward County Virginia)


449. Ann /Bastrop Baytop was born in ? and died in VA.

Ann married Thomas MacGehee (.Ie) James McGregor. Thomas was born on an unknown date in Scotland and died about 27 Jul 1727 in King William County Virginia.

472. Abraham Horton

Abraham married.

The child from this marriage was:

236       i.  John Horton


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816. Hans Wengert Sr. was born in Switzerland and died on an unknown date in Switzerland. The cause of his death was Martyrdom.

Medical Notes: According to my information from a letter written by Richard Wenger in San Francisco CA in 1990, Hans Wengert was martyred for his faith in Christ, Hanna, his widow escaped with her son Hans (Jr.) to America in 1748 or 1749.

Hans married Hanna (?) Wengert. Hanna was born in Switzerland and died in America.

The child from this marriage was:

408       i.  Hans Wengert (born in 1705 in Wengen Switzerland - died in 1772 in America)


817. Hanna (?) Wengert was born in Switzerland and died in America.

Hanna married Hans Wengert Sr.. Hans was born in Switzerland and died on an unknown date in Switzerland. The cause of his death was Martyrdom.


896. Patrick Macgregor - (Mcgehee Clan) was born about 1600 in Scotland and died in Scotland.

General Notes: . Patrick MacGregor was a Scottish Highland Chieftain who led his clansmen under Monstrous in 1644, 45, at the battles of Inverlochy and Kilsyth.
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• The clan MacGregor was outlawed after the defeat of the Scotts by Cromwell. - Patrick's estates/lands were confiscated, he and his sons changed their names to hide their identity.
• Patrick MacGregor & Marion MacDonald had 2 sons, the oldest son: John MacGregor took the name John Murray, his second son James MacGregor became Thomas MacGehee.
• In the latter half of the 16 the century this branch of the Clan led such wild and hunted lives in the misty mountains that they became known as "MacEagh", meaning "Sons of the Mist", (perhaps inspiring the name MacGehee).
• Thomas MacGehee, ie James MacGregor, removed to Virginia where he settled in King William County.
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• NOTE: information from "daughters of Runnemede". established by Mrs Chas F. Rice Atlanta, and the book: " McGehee Descendants " by E.W.C Grinder, also referenced in "Early Settlers of Alabama" by Saunders.

Patrick married Marion Macdonald Of Auchatrichatan In Glenco. Marion was born in Scotland and died in Scotland.

Children from this marriage were:

448       i.  Thomas MacGehee (.Ie) James McGregor (born on an unknown date in Scotland - died about 27 Jul 1727 in King William County Virginia)

         ii.  John (MacGregor) Murray (born in Scotland - died in Scotland)


897. Marion Macdonald Of Auchatrichatan In Glenco was born in Scotland and died in Scotland.

Marion married Patrick Macgregor - (Mcgehee Clan). Patrick was born about 1600 in Scotland and died in Scotland.


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