Our Family Museum:
A Collection of Family History Notes
The files here are conversions into HTML format of portions of the
genealogical compendium Our Family Museum by James Nohl
Churchyard. A 1996 version of the full book (which contains many
biographical details and source citations not included in this HTML
version) is also available in plain ASCII text form as
(a compressed archive file, 1197781 bytes in length; I hope to have a more up-to-date version available soon); see an explanation of ".zip" here.
There are more than 835 individuals with over 360 different family names listed in
the main charts (which mostly include direct lineal ancestors of
James Nohl Churchyard and his first wife Martha Orr);
and there is some information on a further 1,200 close collaterals here.
The main regions of origin are England, Quebec/France,
the Rhineland (Germany), Ulster, and colonial and post-revolutionary
New England, New York (New Amsterdam), and the middle states.
The author's contact address is:
James Nohl Churchyard
1694 Santa Margarita Drive
Fallbrook, CA 92028-1639
Personal website: http://nctimes.net/~churchyj/
In the following table of contents, links which point to locations
further down in this same file are marked "[This file]", while links to
the begining of another file are accompanied by an indication of
the length of the external file (given in units of kilobytes, abbreviated
Table of Contents
- Summary of main ancestral lines [This file.]
- Lineal Surname Index [This file.]
- Table of contents of detailed information available on some selected ancestors [This file.]
- Introduction (Part A of Our Family Museum): (25k)
- Summary of main ancestral lines
- The Contents and The Structure of this Book
- Principal Family Names
(attested for four or more generations): Anderson, Baldwin, Barnhart,
Becker, Benedict, Best, Betzer, Bissonette, Blackwell, Carson, Casselberry,
Churchyard, Demers, Denis-Lapierre, Drouillard, Dunkerson (Dunkerson),
Eckerson, Evans, Freeman, Garvin, Goodwin, Hall, Hartley, Houde, Howes,
Huntzinger, Lamarre, Lockwood, Lounhart, Lowry, Marvin, Monet(te), Moore,
Nohl, Olmsted, Orr, Paddock, Remillard, Scott, Sears, Steinkopf, St. John, Surprenant,
Threadkell, Uzille (Siele), van Dyck, Vredenburgh, Wright.
- Roll of Ancestral Services
- A Note on Dutch Given Names
- Urgent Queries (Best, Blomfield, Chadderdon, Duncanson, McCluskey, Webb, Norton, St. John, Stone, Tobey)
- Detailed Lineal Ancestor Charts (Part B of Our Family Museum; also including a few collaterals in distant generations):
- Index to Lineal Ancestry Charts:
J-Z. (62k each)
- Lineal Ancestry charts
- Comprehensive single overview chart of lineal ancestors (includes a few ancestors not included in the detailed Part B charts above):
- Lineal Ancestor coverage table (3k)
- GEDCOM files:
- Lists which include close collaterals (taken from Part C of Our Family Museum):
- Index of both lineal and close collateral ancestors:
- List of siblings (and half-siblings and step-siblings) of lineal ancestors
(cross-referenced with the lineal ancestry charts):
- Simple (non-hypertext) list of all
surnames which are indexed in the plain ASCII text
version of Our Family Museum (includes surnames of spouses of
collaterals and other more remotely connected individuals who are not included
in any of the HTML indexes above). (14k)
- Two graphic visual ancestor charts charts are available, in either PDF format (download the Acrobat reader from the Adobe.com web-site to view these files) or PostScript format (to be printed on US letter size paper, 8½ by 11 inches, by a PostScript printer):
- JNC -- Principal Family Names being Researched (2k)
- More detailed information on selected ancestors: (in rough chronological order; files marked [H.C.] were not actually written or assembled by James Nohl Churchyard)
- Overview chart of lineal ancestors of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault (78k) [H.C.]
- The genealogically weirdest situation ever (not my own relatives!) (4k) [H.C.]
- Information on Pieter Jacobse Borsboom and his wife Grietje, in Dutch and British colonial New York. (9k)
- The acknowledgement of the paternity of Maria Truax's child by a man other than her husband (1642, New Amsterdam) (3k)
- Information on Alexander L. Glen and Catherine Duncanson in New Netherland (8k)
- Data (mostly negative) on the English origins of Matthias St. John (Sension) (41k)
- The French and Indian raid on Deerfield Massachusetts, 1704 (24k)
Material from a talk given by James Nohl Churchyard; includes genealogical chart of Catlin and French of Deerfield
...and a map of the route of the march of the Deerfield captives.
- The strangest intermarriage among my ancestors (2k) [H.C.]
- Dozens of Cousins -- cousin intermarriages among the Bradt, Slingerland, Mebie, etc. ancestors of Annatje Eckerson (born 1787, Schoharie NY) (11k)
- Samuel St. John and his wife Thankful Lockwood, of New York and Connecticut (44k)
- The Apprenticeship Indenture of Henry Churchyard (amusingly quaint legal document of 1845) (4k)
- Immigration Trip Diary of Friedrich Nohl, 1849 (28k) (Westphalia, Germany - Wisconsin, USA)
- The Civil War Diary of James Laughlin Orr (covers Sherman's march to the sea, November and December 1864) (22k)
- A Brief Biography of William Carson, Indian Fighter (3k)
- Photograph of Vesta Ruth Huntzinger Hann (Carson), taken for her high-school graduation, Indiana, 1900 (1k) [H.C.]
- Miriam Florence Best, Doings Diary 1911-1913 (33k)
College diary (Mankato, Minnesota); includes some interesting personal entries.
- Newspaper clippings about an almost 600-mile hiking and hitchiking trip taken by Neva Churchyard in the early 1920's (she dressed in trousers, and relied on frequently being mistaken for a man...) (9k)
Here's a blinking genealogy icon (a stupid Netscape trick).
The original Postscript file from which the
ancestor tree genealogy images were generated is also available (2k).
This volume presents the ancestry (as far as it is known) of the children
of James Nohl Churchyard and his former wife,
Martha Orr. The following eight ancestral
lines start from parentage chart B1.
- of Suffolk Co., England, and French-Canadian
lines of Monette, Houde and many more, including Baldwin,
Catlin, and Corse of Deerfield, MA.
- of Germany and several New England lines: Benedict,
Lockwood, Olmsted, and St. John. A Nohl autobiography covering
1767-1838 (included in the plain ASCII text version) and an emigration diary of 1849 are available.
- includes several Palatine German (1709) and earlier New
York Dutch, English, and Huguenot lines such as Barnhart, Eckerson, Glen, van
Dyck, and Vredenburgh.
- and Webb, New Brunswick loyalists; and Bailey and
McCausland of County Tyrone, Ulster, including a link to the
Buchanan clan of Scotland.
- of Ulster and Indiana, including Howes, Anderson,
Sears, and various New England lines, some to the Mayflower.
- (or Duncanson), Blackwell, and Jeffress of
Virginia, Casselberry and Garvin of Pennsylvania. One line is
carried back to King Edward III of England through the Wrights of
Oyster Bay, New York.
- of Franklin and Evansville, Indiana.
- of Pennsylvania and Indiana, Carpenter and Hartley of West Virginia.
A B C
D E F
G H I J
K L M
N O P
Q R S
T U V
W X Y Z
Alfred, King of England,
Charlemagne, Emperor of the West,
Edward III, King of England,
John of Gaunt,
Philippa of Hainault,
- van der Zee,
William the Conqueror,
- [Unknown Surnames].