Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dudley Lyford Cass - birth

After reviewing US census documents for Horace Cass, the younger brother of my 3rd great grandfather, Dudley Lyford Cass, I've come to the conclusion that Dudley was born in Stanstead county, Quebec Province, Canada.       Dudley's seven older siblings were also born in Stanstead county.

This resolves the discrepancies in the US census records that had listed his birthplace as either Canada, New Hampshire or Vermont.   The only accurate census was from 1850.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dudley Cass - obituary

Here is another obituary* of my 3rd great grandfather, Dudley Lyford Cass.







































The obituary states Dudley was a native of Manchester, New York, though this is most likely an error.    It's possible he had lived in Manchester, New Hampshire, about 20 miles northeast of Epsom, New Hampshire where many of our ancestors had lived.

More likely, Dudley was born in Cassville, Stanstead county, Quebec province, Canada as his grandfather Simon Cass had passed away there four years earlier on June 22, 1819.

Another correction, Dudley and my 3rd great grandmother, Hannah (Birge) were married in Astabula county, Ohio on October 14, 1847, not 1843.

Dudley most likely moved to the territory of Wisconsin in 1848 shortly after his marriage to Hannah.    Wisconsin became a state on May 29, 1848 not long after Dudley and Hannah as well as Dudley's father, Abraham and wife Molly 'Polly' (Lyford) Cass had moved from Ohio.


*From the June 8, 1905 edition of the Jefferson City Newspaper.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hannah (Birge) and Dudley Cass - burial

This may be the plot at the Evergreen cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin for my great great great grandparents, Hannah (Birge) and Dudley Cass.







































Hannah was born October 11, 1826 to Abigail and Peter Birge in Monroe Center, Ashtabula county, Ohio.   Dudley was born August 3, 1823 to Mary (Lyford) and Abraham Cass in either New Hampshire or Vermont or a third possibility, Quebec Province in Canada.

Hannah and Dudley were married October 14, 1847 in Conneaut, Ashtabula county, Ohio.

Hannah passed away May 27, 1899 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson county, Wisconsin.      Dudley passed away June 3, 1905 also in Fort Atkinson.

I'm not sure why a marker or headstone wasn't located as the Dodge Jefferson Genealogy website had listed both Hannah and Dudley.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Elizabeth (Locke) and Simon Cass - marriage

Here is confirmation of the marriage of my 5th great grandparents, Elizabeth (Locke) and Simon Cass

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jonathan Cass - Last Will & Testament

Here is the first page of the will for my 7th great grandfather, Jonathan Cass who died September 13, 1745 in Kensington, New Hampshire.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tabitha (Ring) and Jonathan Cass - marriage

From the book, "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts by David W Hoyt" is documentation of the marriage of my 7th great grandparents, Tabitha (Ring) and Jonathan Cass on April 10, 1724 in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

John Cass - Last Will & Testament

 Here is the will for my 9th great grandfather, John Cass who died April 7, 1675 in Hampton, New Hampshire.