Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Compare Classic Google Sites & New Sites

Compare Classic Google Sites & New Sites:

As of 20 Mar 2018 there are two versions of Google Sites, Classic and New.

If you are currently using the Classic Google Sites or if you are contemplating building a "free" website with this service you need to be aware of the ramifications.
  • What are the differences?
  • What will I need to learn if I migrate to the new style?
  • When will Google drop support of Classic Sites?
  • Is "free" really "free?"
This link takes you to a page where Google explains the situation. Click on the down arrows to read the details.

Dick Henthorn
20 Mar 2018

'via Blog this'

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

LDS Ancestral File Numbers

Here's a PDF that lists the LDS Ancestral File Numbers (AFN) in my pafyoh RootsMagic database.

An HTML link to the report, which is stored on my Google Drive account, displays the report. I adjusted the width to 425 to make the pop-out button visible on this page.

There is a "pop-out" arrow in the upper righthand corner. The bottom and right hand scroll bars also work without using the pop-out option. Use the plus-sign to enlarge the display to make the bottom scroll bar appear.

The purpose of this post was to assist me in the learning process. I think the result is pretty cool. There is always more to learn.

Dick Henthborn
13 Mar 2018


Monday, March 5, 2018

Virginia Helen Conaway Project Update


I continue to work on the project to re-type the 8-page, "Ice's Ferry" document written by Virginia Helen Conaway of West Virginia many years ago.

Susan Henthorn proofread my work and made some comments and suggestions. The next step is for me to review her efforts and incorporate the necessary changes into my draft.

I also started to put together my own piece about the project. My goal will be to help readers of the Conaway document understand what she wrote and identify who were the people mentioned.

It's a big project. I'm not predicting when it will be completed.

Dick Henthorn
5 Mar 2018
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Friday, March 2, 2018

WikiSpaces Closing


WikiSpaces Closing

Yesterday, while at the Senior Center to attend the twice-monthly Bowie Seniors Computer Club meeting I was using one of the two public computers in the hallway for a half-hour session.

The first thing I noticed was that a lady had been using Gmail and left the computer without signing off. She left over 4,000 Email messages open to public view. I was able to quickly figure out how to sign her off.

Next, I noticed a message from WikiSpaces. They announced that they will be shutting down the business in 2018 in a phased manner.  This will have an impact on me. In January I paid them $100 for a yearly subscription for the web space where I share lots of my genealogy information. I didn't determine how long I have to save my work. I didn't see this coming.


If you are interested in downloading anything I share on WikiSpaces or if you want to record any of the Links to other content that I share, now is the time to take action.


At this point, I haven't had enough time to think about what I want to do next. Building a website isn't a trivial matter, it takes many hours. If you have any proven suggestions that have worked for you I'm interested in what you have to say.

Dick Henthorn
2 Mar 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

RootsMagic Search Everywhere

RootsMagic Search Everywhere


Today I noticed a search option with RootsMagic that I hadn't seen before. 

This option finds records by searching the text of the Note field. 

I ran two tests looking for data tags that I entered in all caps:
  • Search for all records with the word, RESEARCHER
  • Search for all records with the word, OBITUARY
Here are three screen captures I made during the process.

First, enter the word you seek, in this case, RESEARCHER. In my Note fields this word is in uppercase (all caps) so I checked the Match case box. You have the option of searching for more than one word. In my test I was only interested in one word.


Next, after you click on "OK" the Search Everything box appears with a thermometer in green displaying the search progress.


Finally, the search results are displayed, in alphabetical order, based on the names of the person whose Note contains the word or words of interest. Here, before making the screen capture, I scrolled to the entry for deceased Yoho family researcher, Denver Clayton Yoho. 

For each person in the report a snippet of the the text of their Note with the search word(s) highlighted in red is displayed. 

Also, there are two hot spots, in blue, that can be clicked to go directly to a person's record
  • (edit)
  • Note:


The HTM file can be printed or saved. 

Dick Henthorn
23 Feb 2018

George Tennant and Margaret Ann Wells

George Tennant and Margaret Ann Wells


Dick Henthorn
23 Feb 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Abraham C. "Lame Abe" Ice and Mary "Polly" Lewman

Abraham C. "Lame Abe" Ice and Mary "Polly" Lewman

Abraham C. Ice Ancestors


Abraham C. Ice

PARENTS: William Galloway "Indian Billy" Ice and Margaret Higginbotham

AKA: Lame Abe

CENSUS: The 1790 federal census of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania indirectly lists Abraham, age 9, living with his parents in Derry Township.
1790 United States Federal Census, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Derry Township, NARA Film M637-9, page 80, Enumeration Date: Unknown.  Wm ICE.  Enumeration: [143], 
one white male 16 years & upwards (1774 & earlier , William) ; 4 free white males under 16 
(1775-1790, John 1775, William 1 779, Abraham 1781, Isaac 1789).  Two other sons gone from home in 1790 are thought to be George (1767) and Thomas (1772); 
three free white females (daughter Mary 1774, daughter Eve 1783, wife Margaret 1767).

CENSUS: 1810 United States Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia, NARA Film M252-69, page 510.
Abm ICE.  Enumeration: [M:10010 - F:10100], 
one male under 10 (1800-1809 , Thomas 1808), one male 26-44 (1766-1784, Abraham), 
one female under 1 0 (1800-1809, Nancy 1809), one female 16-25 (1785-1794, Mary 1791).

CENSUS: 1820 United States Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia, Western Division, NARA Film M33-142, page 54.  
Abraham ICE.  Enumeration: [M:11001 0 - F:41010 - 01], 
one male under 10 (1810-1819, Isaac 1817), one male 10 -16 (1804-1810, Thomas 1808), one male 26-45 (1775-1794, Abraham, 1790) ; 
4 females under 10 (1810-1819), one female 10-16 (1804-1810, Nancy 1809 ), one female 26-45 (1775-1794, Mary 1791), one person engaged in Agriculture.

CENSUS: 1830 U. S. Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia, Western District , NARA film M19-191, page 402, Enumeration Date: not recorded.  Line 12: 
Abraham ICE, enumeration: [M: 001001... - F: 20001...], 
one male 10-1 5 (1815-1820), one male 30-40 (1790-1800, Abraham 1790), 
2 females under 5 (1825-1830),  one female 20-30 (1800-1810).


LAND: An indenture was made 10 September 1832 between 
[the heirs of William Galloway Ice and Abraham C. Ice, s/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham in Monongalia county, Virginia]

Adin BAYLES and Margaret his wife and 
[Adin "Hayden or Aden" Bayles, s/o Jesse Bayles, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Marie Monraine
married to Margaret Ice, d/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham]

Abram SHREVE and Mary his wife and 
[Abraham Shreve, s/o James and Margaret Shreve 
married to Mary Ice, d/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham]

Isaac ICE and Mary his wife and 
[Isaac W. Ice, s/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham, 
married to Mary Fortney, d/o John Fortney]

George WATSON and Katharine his wife and 
[George Watson, s/o John Watson and Susannah Ice, Susannah was d/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham
married to Catherine Barker, d/o Joseph Barker, Jr. and Catherine Carpenter]

Ephraim MARTIN and Mary his wife and 
[Ephraim Martin [parents unknown] 
married to Mary Ice, d/o George Washington Ice, Sr. and Catherine Paden, George was s/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham]

Thomas DUNN and Margaret his wife 
[Thomas Dunn [parents unknown] 
married to Margaret Ice, d/o George Washington Ice, Sr. and Catherine Paden, George was s/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham]
all of Tyler County and 

Henry BARNHOUSE and Matilda his wife of Monongalia County and 
[Henry Barnhouse, s/o John Barnhouse and Polly Jane Ice [parents unknown]
married to Matilda Youst, d/o Henry Youst and Sarah Ice, Sarah was d/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham]

Jonathan FREELAND and Mary his wife of Ohio 
[Jonathan Freeland [parents unknown]
married to Mary Watson, d/o John Watson and Susannah Ice, Susannah was d/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham]
of the one part and 

Abraham ICE of Harrison County of the other part. 
[Abraham C. Ice, s/o William Galloway Ice and Margaret Higginbotham
married to Mary Lewman, d/o Joshua L. Lewman and Nancy Ann Dicken]

Abraham ICE purchased for the sum of 464 dollars the tracts of land formerly belonging to William ICE Sr. that was decreed by the Clarksburg Superior Court of Chancery to the aforesaid heirs.  This purchase contained 80 and one-half acres and 14 poles that had been surveyed by William Haymond.  
Note: A "pole" is a measure of distance used in surveying equal to a rod or sixteen and one-half feet.

Note: Comments, in square brackets, about the possible identity of each couple, were written by researcher Richard E. Henthorn on 27 September 2014.
(Source: Monongalia County, Virginia Deeds, Vol. 11, pp. 447-449)


CENSUS: 1840 U. S. Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia, West Monongalia , NARA film M704-567, page 115, Enumeration Date: not recorded.  Line 4: 
Abraham ICE, enumeration: [M: 2100001... - F: 011001...], 
2 males unde r 5 (1835-1839, Moses, Andrew), one male 5-10 (1830-1835, Abraham, Jr.) , one male 40-50 (1790-1800, Abraham, Sr. 1790), 
one female 5-10 (1830-18 35), one female 10-15 (1825-1830, Sarah), one female 30-40 (1800-1810, Mary).

COMMENT: Marion County was formed from Monongalia County in 1842.

CENSUS: 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Marion County, Virginia, Western District 35 , NARA film M432-958, page 206B, Enumeration Date: 18 September 1850.  Line 1, dwelling 681, family 683: 
Abraham ICE, Sr., age 60, farmer, birthplace: Pennsylvania.  Mary, age 57, birthplace: Maryland, cannot read or write.  
Children were born in Virginia.  
Abraham, age 21.  Moses, age 18 .  Andrew, age 15.  Sarah M., age 26.

HISTORY: Buried- Barrackville, WV- Ice Cemetery
Leg Amputated After Logging Accident
In the outset of this brief history, I stated "America to the 10th Generation".   "Indian Billy" had 15 children; one of these was Abraham, who married Mary Polly Lewman.   

Abraham had the misfortune to have a tree fall on his leg while cutting timber on "Hoult Hill", now Hillcrest, and not being able to get free, it was necessary to cut his leg off. He was a very large man and it is said that he stood the cutting with the crude timber saw, cutting the bone, and it was done without anesthetic. He wore a wooden peg leg until his death and became known as "Lame Abe". Lame Abe had 13 children; one of which was James, who married Levina Snodgrass. 

James a farmer was shot during the Civil War for being a southern sympathizer, but that is another story. James and Levina had five children and one of them was John Linsey who married Rebecca McDougal.  

John, a railroader, was killed near Grafton when he was impaled through the middle by a Jennie Coupling between two railroad cars. John and Rebecca had two sons,  James Lee, married Minerva Jane Pyles, James Lee and Minerva had three children. William Ice married Rebecca Williams.
[Note: The author of this History piece is unknown.  Richard E. Henthorn]

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 52461094


Mary Lewman

PARENTS: Joshua L. Lewman and Nancy Ann Dicken

AKA: Polly

REFERENCE: FILM: Salt Lake Library film #0163774 Ice Family.

CENSUS: 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Marion County, Virginia, Barrackville Post Off ice, NARA film M653-1361, page 600, Enumeration Date: 23 July 1860.  Line 7, dwelling 1158, family 1101: 
Mary ICE, age 68, birthplace: Maryland .  Andrew, age 24, occupation: farmer, birthplace: Maryland.  
Martha (Andrew's wife), age 17, birthplace: Maryland.  
Sarah ROWAND, age 12, birthplace: Virginia.
Immediate neighbor: dwelling 1157, Moses ICE (son).

CEMETERY: Buried- Barrackville, WV- Ice Cemetery

NAME-COMMENT: Some have spelling as "Leuman"

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 52461087


Abraham C. Ice Descendants

Dick Henthorn
21 Feb 2018