(given name not known) Brown1

Male, #78241
Father(given name not known) Brown2
Relationship(given name not known) Brown is a spouse of one of my relatives. Because (given name not known) is not a relative of mine I am not actively researching him.
 
Birth - no date(given was born on an unknown date in Maine.3 
Marriage - no infoHe married Sarah Elizabeth Whitman, daughter of Josiah Whitman and Hannah Davidson. I have no information on the date and place of the marriage.1 
Birth of Daughterbetween 1870 and 1871His daughter Mary was born between 1870 and 1871 in Illinois.4 
Birth of DaughterJuly, 1871His daughter Inez was born in July, 1871 at 103 Franklin Illinois.3 
Death - no infoI have no information on the date and place of (given name not known)'s death. 

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Whitman b. 28 Apr 1846
Children 1.Mary Brown5 b. between 1870 and 1871
 2.Inez Brown3 b. Jul, 1871
Last EditedOct 18, 2013

Citations

  1. [S5808] World Wide Web, Silliman Kurtz Olson Hafslund Ancestors, Carol Olson, this source may be viewed at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=tayolson1, reviewed update of October 6, 2009.
  2. [S15117] U.S. Census California 1870, Napa County, Napa Township.
  3. [S15115] U.S. Census Tennessee 1900, Hamilton County, Chattanooga.
  4. [S15118] U.S. Census California 1880, Napa County, Napa, Since Mary's mother was in Napa, California for the 1870 census it seems unlikely Mary was born in Illinois.
  5. [S15118] U.S. Census California 1880, Napa County, Napa.

Do not accept the accuracy/validity of any of the information on these pages without verifying it yourself. Please study my sources carefully before relying on the information. If you notice any problems or errors in the information or the display on these pages, please e-mail me (see bottom of page).

Edward Cotterill1

Male, #78242, b. 1820
RelationshipEdward Cotterill is a spouse of one of my relatives. Because Edward is not a relative of mine I am not actively researching him.
 
Birth1820Edward was born 1820 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England.1 
Birth of Daughterbetween 1852 and 1853His daughter Jennie was born between 1852 and 1853 in California.2 
MarriageOctober 15, 1861He married Huldah C Whitman, daughter of Josiah Whitman and Hannah Davidson, October 15, 1861 in Browns Valley, Napa County, California.1  
Birth of Daughterbetween 1865 and 1866His daughter Mary was born between 1865 and 1866 in California.3 
Death - no infoI have no information on the date and place of Edward's death. 

Family 1

Child 1.Jennie W Cotterill2 b. between 1852 and 1853

Family 2

Huldah C Whitman b. bt 1836 - 1837
Child 1.Mary E Cotterill3 b. between 1865 and 1866
Biography Edward Cotterill who was born about 1820 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England. At eighteen Edward went to sea and arrived in California about 1846, settling near Napa. There are several records verifying his early years in California, but we have not been able to find a reason for his locating here. 1846 was two years before gold was discovered, so 'gold fever' has to be ruled out. It may be that he was tired of sea life and found California agreeable. Edward met and married Julia Ann Hornback on August 21st, 1854. Julia was born on November 28th, 1834. Their daughter Jennie was born August 20th, 1852. Edward lost his right arm in a 4th of July accident in 1852.

Jennie's mother died in 1860 and her father remarried a year later. In 1865 Jennie went with her father and stepmother to Monmouth, Illinois to visit the stepmother's ailing parents. They sailed down the Pacific coast to Panama and crossed the Isthmus by mule and foot. This was a difficult and dangerous journey in 1865. They then sailed up the east coast to New York, and from New York took the train to Monmouth. They left Monmouth on April 18th, 1865, and traveling by covered wagon arrived back in Napa, California on September 11th, 1865. Jennie was barely 13 years old but drove the covered wagon much of the way.

A young man, Jeremiah Zeamer, accompanied them on the trip from Monmouth and years later became editor of a newspaper in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He had kept a diary during the trip and published it in serialized form. He sent copies of the newspaper to Jennie. She wrote to him, 'Ever since reading those chapters of your story I seem to be travelling in that awful Bitter Creek country. I remember well the principal events you mention. The camp at the Sulphur Springs, crossing the Platte, the long drive and the shooting of the deaf and dumb man, the station where he was buried, the coach taking the girls to the dance, the death of 'Old Sorrel' and reaching the Green River. I am sure the story has not had a more interested reader. Wherever the last chapter leaves off there I seem to stay, travelling on that part of the road until the next chapter takes me on farther. I think the view of the desert from the top of the hills is the most vivid of the pictures. You apparently saw it and remembered it just as I did.'
ZeamerÕs diary
-On Monday, April 10th [1865], I went to the Whitman place and put in a little more than a week helping to get ready for the trip. The Cotterill-Whitman party consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Cotterill and their baby boy, Mr. Cotterill's daughter, Jennie; Mrs. Whitman, who was 56 years of age; Mrs. Whitman's two single daughters, Emma and Lizzie, and a son, Scott, a boy of sixteen. The outfit provided to take them consisted of three four-horse wagons and a two-horse covered spring wagon which the company called the buggy. There were two loose horses, one a blooded stallion and the other a three-year-old colt, belonging to Scott, making sixteen horses in all. To drive these teams and have charge of the sixteen horses, three other men besides myself were hired...
-Mr. Cotterill was a man about forty-five years of age, had seen much of the rough side of life and was probably as practical as the average man who attempted to cross the plains... While assisting in firing a salute with a cannon in the town of Napa on the Fourth of July, 1852, he had his right arm blown off about half ways between the elbow and shoulder. Although maimed he was physically a pretty good man, tall, straight and muscular and without a pound of superfluous flesh on him. Notwithstanding the fact that he had but one hand, and that the left one, he shaved himself, and was a good shot, bringing in more game than any man in the party. He was quick tempered and upon slightest provocation would fly into violent passion and rage. At such time he would use the vigorous California language, expletives included... If nothing happened to aggravate his rage he became amiable almost as suddenly...

Jennie spent some time at a young ladies' seminary in Napa, California. In 1869 she made several remarkably good watercolor paintings. Her letters and diaries indicate a degree of sophistication not often found in the rural west of the middle 1800s.

James Monroe Daggett and Jennie N. Cotterill were married in Vallejo on November 9th, 1871. After the birth of their only child, Mathew Hale Daggett, on October 12th, 1872, they moved to Cobb Valley, Lake County, California and took up a lumber claim, running a sawmill and small farm.1 
Last EditedMay 15, 2010

Citations

  1. [S5808] World Wide Web, Silliman Kurtz Olson Hafslund Ancestors, Carol Olson, this source may be viewed at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=tayolson1, reviewed update of October 6, 2009.
  2. [S11061] U.S. Census California 1870, Napa County, Napa.
  3. [S11060] U.S. Census California 1880, Napa County, Napa.

Do not accept the accuracy/validity of any of the information on these pages without verifying it yourself. Please study my sources carefully before relying on the information. If you notice any problems or errors in the information or the display on these pages, please e-mail me (see bottom of page).

Mary Jane Davidson1

Female, #78246, b. about 1842
Relationships3rd cousin 3 times removed of Garril Louis Kueber Sr
4th great-granddaughter of Robert Jones
6th great-granddaughter of Jan Joosten van Meteren (John Van Meter)
7th great-granddaughter of Chretien Du Bois
7th great-granddaughter of Matthieu Blanchan
5th great-granddaughter of Jean Bodine
6th great-granddaughter of Jean Crocheron
8th great-granddaughter of Richard Cooke
FatherJohn C Davidson1 b. Sep 27, 1811, d. Aug 21, 1845
MotherJulia Ann Whitman1 b. about 1818
Birthabout 1842Mary was born about 1842 in Warren County, Illinois.1 
MarriageFebruary 28, 1860She married William H Bruner, son of Eliza (surname not known), February 28, 1860 in Warren County, Illinois.2  
Birth of Sonbetween 1863 and 1864Her son Grant was born between 1863 and 1864 in Illinois.3 
Birth of Daughterbetween 1864 and 1865Her daughter Kate was born between 1864 and 1865 in Illinois.3 
Death - no infoI have no information on the date and place of Mary Jane's death. 

Family

William H Bruner b. a 1836, d. b 28 Oct 1884
Children 1.Grant Bruner3 b. between 1863 and 1864
 2.Kate Bruner3 b. between 1864 and 1865
(daughter) Census 1850September 9, 1850Mary Jane Davidson was listed as a member, daughter, of the household of Julia Ann Whitman in the 1850 Census on September 9, 1850 in Warren County, Illinois. Other members of the household listed were William Leander Davidson, Elias Porter Davidson, Mored P Davidson and John C Davidson.4
(daughter-in-law) Census 1860September 8, 1860Mary Jane Davidson was listed as a member, daughter-in-law, of the household of Eliza (surname not known) in the 1860 Census on September 8, 1860 in Cold Brook Township, Warren County, Illinois. Other members of the household listed were William H Bruner, Ellen Bruner and Charles Bruner.5
Census 1870August 10, 1870Mary was listed as a member, his wife, of William H Bruner's household in the 1870 Census on August 10, 1870 in Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa. Other members of the household listed were Grant Bruner and Kate Bruner.6
Census 1880June 25, 1880Mary was listed as William H Bruner's wife in the 1880 Census on June 25, 1880 in Richland Township, Jewell County, Kansas. Other members of the household listed were Grant Bruner and Kate Bruner There are also two boarders listed in the household.3
Last EditedJan 17, 2013

Citations

  1. [S5808] World Wide Web, Silliman Kurtz Olson Hafslund Ancestors, Carol Olson, this source may be viewed at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=tayolson1, reviewed update of October 6, 2009.
  2. [S12207] Ancestry.com database, Illinois Marriages 1851-1900,.
  3. [S13642] U.S. Census Kansas 1880, Jewell County, Richland Township.
  4. [S14474] U.S. Census Illinois 1850, Warren County.
  5. [S13643] U.S. Census Illinois 1860, Warren County, Coldbrook Township.
  6. [S14480] U.S. Census Iowa 1870, Muscatine County, Sweetland Township.

Do not accept the accuracy/validity of any of the information on these pages without verifying it yourself. Please study my sources carefully before relying on the information. If you notice any problems or errors in the information or the display on these pages, please e-mail me (see bottom of page).

Arminda Parker1

Female, #78248, b. April 21, 1834
RelationshipArminda Parker is a spouse of one of my relatives. Because Arminda is not a relative of mine I am not actively researching her.
 
BirthApril 21, 1834Arminda was born April 21, 1834 in Illinois.1 
MarriageFebruary 26, 1861She married William Leander Davidson, son of John C Davidson and Julia Ann Whitman, February 26, 1861 in Warren County, Illinois.1  
Death - no infoI have no information on the date and place of Arminda's death. 

Family

William Leander Davidson b. 18 Feb 1836, d. 3 Jun 1894
Last EditedOct 6, 2009

Citations

  1. [S5808] World Wide Web, Silliman Kurtz Olson Hafslund Ancestors, Carol Olson, this source may be viewed at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=tayolson1, reviewed update of October 6, 2009.

Do not accept the accuracy/validity of any of the information on these pages without verifying it yourself. Please study my sources carefully before relying on the information. If you notice any problems or errors in the information or the display on these pages, please e-mail me (see bottom of page).