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1 (aka Stortes) RICE, Nancy (I4019)
 
2 (Book B, page 442) Family F42
 
3 A Love Story

John Henry Clifford & Della Mae Carter

Della Carter was raised in San Mateo, California. At the same time, John Clifford was growing up in San Francisco, where he was born. John had been on his own from an early age, but was close to a large extended family of cousins. His uncle, John Reilly and his family, lived next door to the Carters on Humboldt Street in San Mateo. John Clifford spent a lot of time visiting his cousin Mervyn in San Mateo.

By the time Della was 15, she had decided that "she had learned everything she needed to know," so she quit school and took a job as a milliner's assistant. Meanwhile, John Clifford was working for the Scott family in their grocery store in San Francisco.

After courting over the back fence, Johnny and Della eloped and were married at City Hall in San Francisco on October 12, 1918. They later told of how they were on Market Street when the Armistice was declared at the end of WWI, and how they joined the jubilant celebrations.

Although the Carters were quite shocked at their daughter's surprise nuptials, they welcomed Johnny into the family with open arms. Edmund Carter, Della's father, was an architect and builder, and he taught Johnny his trade. Johnny spent the rest of his life building houses in San Mateo.

Johnny and Della had 3 children, John Joseph (Jack), Catherine Agnes (Kay), who is Joshâ??s Grandma, and Robert Francis. They struggled financially through the Great Depression; John worked for the WPA for awhile, and Della worked for 25 cents an hour doing ironing for the wealthier residents of San Mateo. They had a long and happy life. Their home was always filled with friends and family, and lots of love and laughter. One of our fondest memories is of Johnny entertaining us at family gatherings with one of the many old songs he knew.

John and Della had been married for 66 years when John passed in 1984. Della joined her Johnny in 1988. They are both missed greatly by their family. 
Family F2867
 
4 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. BUNN, Henry Dee (I776)
 
5 According to Bonnie MOORE (Wells) James Leslie MOORE committed suicide the night before he was to move into an assisted living facility. MOORE, James Leslie (I3301)
 
6 Alexis made pearl buttons from shells from the Mississippi River. Moved with father to America in 1843 to farm near Eastman. BERNARD, Alexis (I113)
 
7 Alfred Burney Trantham served in Company A, 3rd regiment, Arkansas Volunteers, and he was shot from ambush during January of 1863, just outside Carroll County, Arkansas by Union soldiers who served under the command of General Heron. TRANTHAM, Alfred Burney (I4049)
 
8 Anne Dudley Bradstreet: An American Poet
(Born: c. 1612; Died: September 16, 1672)

The first important American poet, Anne Dudley Bradstreet was born in England of prosperous parents who had embraced the Puritan faith. She was married at 16 to Simon Bradstreet. With her parents and husband, she sailed to North America in 1630 as a member of the Puritan group that founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Unlike most women at that time, Anne Bradstreet grew up with a love of books and received an excellent education in literature, history, and the classics. She wrote poems while she raised eight children, kept a home, and served as a hostess for her husband, a governor of the colony.

Anne Bradstreet, stained glass in St. Botolph's Church, Boston, Lincolnshire, England. (By kind permission of the Vicar and Churchwarde
Her brother-in-law took her poems to England without her knowledge. They were published there in 1650 as The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America. Ironically, these ? the only poems published during her lifetime ? are today considered her least interesting. Inspired by English metaphysical poets, they are long and often dull, dealing with conventional subjects such as religion as seen through the seasons. Contemporary critics and defenders of her work prefer her witty poems on daily life and her warm and loving verses to her husband and children, including one on her feelings upon the death of a month-old grandchild.

Her writings and the few records that remain about Anne Bradstreet reveal her to be a woman of high intelligence and courage. She was painfully aware of her society's disapproval of women who ventured beyond their domestic duties. In one of her poems, she proclaimed, "I am obnoxious to each carping tongue,/That says my hand a needle better fits!" And she dared to remain a friend of Anne Hutchinson, even as the men in the colony, including her husband and father, worked to banish the dissenter from their ranks.

Anne Bradstreet's literary gifts; her exploration of the universal themes of devotion to family, love, and loss; and her courage in standing by controversial friends make her an attractive model for women ? and men ? everywhere.

"To my Dear and Loving Husband" from Several Poems.
Anne Bradstreet. Boston: John Foster, 1678

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever. 
DUDLEY, Anne (I4574)
 
9 April 8, 1653 ?? Family F3254
 
10 Birth name was actually Celia, but Stella became her legal name. BUNN, Stella (I556)
 
11 Buried in Ashland, Wisconsin, next to twin girls BERNARD, Charles Albert (I92)
 
12 Burried here after the war ended. LITTMANN, Robert Anthony (I3997)
 
13 Charlotte Bunn was on wagon the train that left Missouri in 1857. BUNN, Charlotte (I471)
 
14 Date Baptized ALLYN, Sarah (I4218)
 
15 Date Baptized ALLYN, John (I4221)
 
16 Died before one year old. STORY, Linda (I3955)
 
17 Died during the Civil War near Petersburg, VA. BUNN, William Henry (I983)
 
18 Died during the Civil War. RICKS, James (I518)
 
19 Died during the Civil War. RICKS, Jethro David (I1008)
 
20 Died of childbirth within the first year of their marriage. BEEBE, Mehitable (I4124)
 
21 Died on the Indian Creek farm. MOFFETT, Mary Elisabeth (I3973)
 
22 Died young. DAY (I2352)
 
23 Died young. MOFFETT, Charlotte E. (I2341)
 
24 Died young. MOFFETT, Lucinda P (I2339)
 
25 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. PAYTON, Shirley (I1611)
 
26 Dr. Benn was the attending physician. BLAIR, Calvin Amzi (I3990)
 
27 Edward emigrated in 1649 from the emigrant ancestor. He immigrated in 1650 to Rowley, MA. HAZEN, Edward (I4555)
 
28 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. HEAD, Elmer (I4439)
 
29 February 15, 1884 Parke Head purchased 124.66 acres in Section 6 T. W. 20 N 22 West.

June 6, 1890 Parke Head purchased 40 acres in Section 5. 
HEAD, Parks Alexander Thomas (I4155)
 
30 Franaz, Francis

Frank and William married sisters from Kewaskum (near St. Killian). Frank settled on a farm in Cadott. 
WILHELM, Francis "Frank" (I130)
 
31 Frank and William married sisters from Kewaskum (near St. Killian). William settled on a farm in Thorp, WI. WILHELM, William Albert (I131)
 
32 From a number of different sources, it has been determined that Richard came to Massachusetts in 1635. The manifest list for the Ship DEFENCE, sailing from London, England, in August of that year and arriving at Boston, MA, on 3 October 1635, shows Richard, at age 33, to be a miller. The family's early habitation in the Old Bay Colony, however, is well documented with a number of the early generations living in the geographic region which has become known today as Newton, Massachusetts. PARKE, Richard (I4258)
 
33 From Kaweah Commonwealth Obituary

Mary Wells Price of Lemon Cove died Thursday, May 6, 2004. She was 36. Mary was born in Exeter to Bill and Bonnie Wells. She was raised in the Exeter and Woodlake areas, attending local schools. She graduated from Exeter Union High School in 1985 and later graduated from the College of the Sequoias in Visalia.

Mary is survived by her parents, Bill and Bonnie Wells of Lemon Cove; three sons, Matthew Wells of Lemon Cove, and Jake Lee Price and Jay Sterling Price, both of Woodlake; one brother, Michael E. Wells of Strathmore; two sisters, Donna J. Rice of Morrill, Neb., and Sarah M. Allen of Lemon Cove; her grandmother, Blanche Lewis of Norwalk; and 13 nieces and nephews.

Interment was at Exeter District Cemetery. 
WELLS, Mary Colleen (I3313)
 
34 Gamaliel Reynolds was ordained into the Baptist church and baptized. He evidently left the church for a period to join the Separatist Movement, but returned to the Baptist Church in 1788. All of Gamaliel and Sarah's sons except Elisha served in the Revolutionary War (including our grandfather John). At least one source indicated that Gamaliel (by now known as Gamaliel Sr.) may have also served. Gamaliel was a stonemason by trade and a man of powerful frame and imposing appearance. He had no education, but had considerable native talent and was keen and witty.
As per Eleanor Bergthold e-mail of 3/4/09 
REYNOLDS, Gamaliel (I4024)
 
35 George arrived in Boston with his brother Thomas about 1635 and settled in New London County and Enfield, CT, respectively. George died in 1726 GEER, George (I4217)
 
36 Gertrude was maried 7 times, but remarried one of them so she only had six different husbands. MOORE, Gertrude (I3935)
 
37 Hannah came from England in 1638 with her parents and three siblings. GRANT, Hannah (I4557)
 
38 Henry Moore arrived in Visalia in 1863. MOORE, Henry Clay (I237)
 
39 here is a brief history i have written in form from a relative (this is in her words):

My great, great grandfather Alexis Bernard was born in Paris, France in 1837. He came to America in 1843 with his father, also Alexis, to a farm near Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin. The senior Alexis was, by family tradition, an official, perhaps a secretary, to one of the Napoleons. The younger Alexis made pearl buttons from shell found in the Mississippi River. He married Josephine DuCharme in 1860. Alexis died in 1917. Their family, all of whom were born on the farm near Eastman, WI: Albert, Adella, Emile, Marie, Charles(My Grandfarther), Zelia (Sister Lucretia), Edmund, Amelia (Sister Hortense), Alfred, Eguenia (Sister Cunnise), and Clemance.

Hope that is helpful!
Brad 
BERNARD, Alexis (I113)
 
40 In 1841 he moved with his parents to Barry Countym, Missouri. MOFFETT, James Hamilton (I368)
 
41 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F3357
 
42 James Reynolds led a 15 wagon party to Visalia in 1853. REYNOLDS, James (I3940)
 
43 John is our Revolutionary War connection as per Eleanor Bergthold. REYNOLDS, John (I4022)
 
44 John Reynolds Jr. b. Lyme, CT August 1655, killed and scalped by Indians near Norwich January 28-29, 1675/76. It is not recorded that he was married, but a Mrs. Sarah Reynolds m. John Sill at Lyme Feb. 12, 1677.

From: http://www.reynoldsfamily.org 
REYNOLDS, John Jr. (I4040)
 
45 John Wilhelm is the twin of Mary Wilhelm. WILHELM, John (I134)
 
46 Joseph Wilhelm, who was a carpenter, farmer, and coffin maker, was born in Tyrol, Austria. He married a Miss Ganger (first name unknown), daughter of Karolina Auer (b. 1825 in the Tyrol) and a Mr. Gander (name and dates unknown). Migrated to America and settled in St. Killian, Wisconsin.

Immigrated in 1868 to New York (believed by John Wilhelm)

Family moved to Wayne Township, Washington County, WI in 1874.

Family moved to Cadott, Chippewa County, WI in 1884. 
WILHELM, Joseph (I125)
 
47 Killed by Federal Troops between 1861 and 1865. MOFFETT, Kanada Kenedy (I2363)
 
48 Lake County PEUGH, David A. (I3991)
 
49 Lake County GRAY, Amanda (I3992)
 
50 Lake County GRAY, Amanda (I3992)
 

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