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An Introduction

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An Introduction

   

          In 1845 in Burlington Co. NJ., Mary A. Council married Phillip Quigley Jr. by J.R. Shaw – Minister of the Gospel.  Through the use of censuses, I believe that Mary Anne was born about 1828 in Pennsylvania.  I have a Death Certificate (DC) for a Mary Ann Quigley that died 20 June 1891 in Fieldsborough, Burlington County, NJ. However, whomever filled out the papers for this death certificate states that her parents were a Hugh and Mary SMITH.  IF this DC is for my Mary Anne (nee Council) Quigley then this is a very intriguing clue. I have tracked Mary Anne from the 1850 census through the 1880 census but no further as yet.  According to this 1880 census, the father and mother of Mary Anne were born in New Jersey and Pennsylvania respectively. 

 

         So it appears that the Mary Anne may have moved from Pennsylvania to New Jersey with her parents since she was about 17 years of age when she married Phillip Quigley Jr. in 1845. It is apparent that Mary was widowed under a dire financial state of affairs since she still had 4 or 5 children to rear when Phillip died. By 1870, Mary is found living alone “Keeping House” in the home of John Thompson.  Two of the children, Phillip age 15 and Thomas age 3 are living in the home of August and Emeline MacPhearson in Bordentown.  Another child, possibly Annie Jane age 8 is living in the home of Samuel Quigley also in Bordentown.

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Origins of Surname

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1.     English: nickname for a wise or thoughtful man, from Anglo-Norman French counseil ‘consultation’, ‘deliberation’, also ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ (Latin consilium, from consulere ‘to consult’). This form was probably influenced by the similar meaning of Anglo-Norman French councile ‘council’, ‘assembly’ (Latin concilium ‘assembly’, from the archaic verb concalere ‘to call together’, ‘to summon’), and it may also have been an occupational name for a member of a royal council or, more probably, a manorial council.

2.     Americanized spelling of German Künzel (see Kuenzel).

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

(src: Family Facts (Ancestry.com))

Brief Family History
Spelling variations of this family name include: Councel, Councell, Council, Counsel, Counsell, Consell, Cunseil and many more.

First found in Berkshire, where the name appeared in the early 13th century.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Counsil, who arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1858; as well as James Counsell, who arrived in Kansas in 1886.

Coat of Arms: Silver, with a red lion rampant.

 

SOURCE:

1)       Family Facts Ancestry.com  (Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4)

2)       Historical Names.com

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Variations of

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The complexity of researching records is compounded by the fact that in many cases an ancestors surname may have been misspelled.  This is especially true when searching census documents.  The Soundex system was developed in an effort to assist with identifying spelling variations for a given surname. Soundex is a method of indexing names in the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Census, and can aid genealogists in their research.   

COUNCIL (C524)

The complexity of researching records is compounded by the fact that in many cases an ancestors surname may have been misspelled.  This is especially true when searching census documents.  Spelling variations of this family name include: CHANCELLOR | CONGLETON | CONKLE | CONKLIN | CONKLING | COUNSIL | COUNSEL

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Direct Ancestors

Additional information about my DIRECT ANCESTORS and their

families may be reviewed by clicking on the name LINK(s) below.

NAME

BIRTH / DEATH / LOCATIONS

Mary Ann Council

b. 1828 in PA

m. 16 Mar 1845 in Burlington Co., NJ.

d. 20 June 1891 in Fieldsborough, Burlington Co., NJ.

 

The following LINK will take you to a complete listing of individuals in my database with this surname.

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will likely improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname. 

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Family Location Information

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Researching the locations where my ancestors lived has provided me with valuable evidence needed to fill-in the gaps in my family trees.  It has also led me to many interesting facts that enhance the overall picture of each family group.  The names of states and counties on the following list were derived from the known places where the persons in the “Direct Ancestors” list (see above) were born, married, and/or died.

COUNTRY

STATE

COUNTY / SUBDIVISION

UNITED STATES

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Burlington County

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ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS

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Source Documents

The documents contained herein have been located during our research of this family, and used as evidence to prove many of the facts contained within the database of this family’s record.

 

     Most of these documents can be considered as primary or secondary.  Primary evidence is usually defined as the best available to prove the fact in question, usually in an original document or record.  Secondary evidence is in essence all that evidence which is inferior in its origin to primary evidence. That does not mean secondary evidence is always in error, but there is a greater chance of error.  Examples of this type of evidence would be a copy of an original record, or oral testimony of a record’s contents.  Published genealogies and family histories are also secondary evidence.

     Classifying evidence as either primary or secondary does not tell anything about its accuracy or ultimate value.  This is especially true of secondary evidence.  Thus it is always a good idea to ask the following questions: (1) How far removed from the original is it, (when it is a copy)?;  (2) What was the reason for the creation of the source which contains this evidence?; and (3) Who was responsible for creating this secondary evidence and what interest did they have in its accuracy?

SOURCE:  Greenwood, Val D., The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 2nd edition, Genealogical Publishing  Co., Baltimore, MD 21202, 1990, pgs. 62-63

 

You are welcome to download any of the documents contained within this archive.

  Should you encounter a problem obtaining a copy you may get in touch with

 us via the contact information found at the end of this page.

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SOURCE DOCUMENTS

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Website Resources

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Free Genealogy Search Help for Google - This free genealogy site will help you use Google™ for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or "tricks" that will likely improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google to find ancestry information on the Internet. 

FamilySearch.org - Family History and Genealogy Records - The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world.

Top Genealogical Websites - These mighty roots resources compiled by “Family Tree Magazine”, will give you the power to bust through research brick walls and find answers about your ancestors—all from your home computer.

SurnameDB Free database of surname meanings - This site SurnameDB.Com contains a large FREE to access database (almost 50,000 surnames) on the history and meaning of family last names.

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Family Images Gallery

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During my research I have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a particular family.  Some of them are presented on this website because I believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

 

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