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1. Duncan Campbell - my lineage (see Duncan Eldridge's page)
2. Hannah b Jan 1803 (no date)in Woodbury, Gloucester, New Jersey, m. Abel SMALL in New Jersey (no date) and moved after 1856 to Davenport, Scott,IA where Abel was a grocer. He died 24 Apr 1859. Hannah went to live with her sister, Anna. Hannah is buried with Abel on her brother's lot, John M. ELDRIDGE, in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. She died 4 Jun 1872 in Davenport.
3. Josiah Jr., born no date in Gloucester County, New Jersey, m. Miriam ADAMS of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, 24 Jan 1848. No BMDs
4. Anna b 1805 (no date) in Gloucester County, New Jersey m1. James DRURY (no info), m2 James HAYES (no info). In 1860 she was married to James RUMBOLD and living in Davenport. James RUMBOLD was born in Scotland ca 1791. He came to the US in 1836 with wife Margaret and children, settling first in New York, in July 1839 he came to Davenport where he formed and acted as minister of the Christian Church which first assembled at brother-in-law Duncan Campbell and wife Rebecca LIPPINCOTT ELDRIDGE's home. Rev. RUMBOLD died 5 Jan 1862 in Davenport and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery. At the time of brother Duncan's death in Oct 1882, Anna was
living in Plankton, Aurora, North Dakota (Dakota Territory reference says).
5. John M. (possibly Mullen) - see John M. ELDRIDGE page
6. William b ca 1812 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Asa MATLACK notes that William is married in Iowai [yes] with his brother. William, age 28, m. Miss Lavinia VAN HORN on 24 Dec 1840 in Davenport, Iowa. William and Lavinia were not enumerated in the 1850 Iowa Federal census. In 1882, William was living in Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Lavinia died at home, 3 miles north of Davenport 13 Sept 1843.
1. Hannah b 27 Oct 1782 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, m Henry Wood 23 Sept 1779 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Henry was b 11 Sept 1757 son of Henry and Mary WILLIAMS WOOD, known as The Fighting Quaker, and died 18 Jun 1814. Hannah died 20 Aug 1850 and is buried in St. Micha;el's Church Yard, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey. They had 9 children. I have no other info.
a. William Jr.
h. William Eldridge
i. Deborah Eldridge
2. Enos b 6 Nov 1764 in Pennsylkvania or New Jersey, m Agnes MORGAN 15 Oct 1785 (no place) and died 29 Mar 1810. He was mentioned in his father's will along with his children
e. Enos Jr.
g. Griffith M.
3. Sarah b 2 Oct 1766 in Pennsylvania (no other info)
4. Eli b 26 Aug 1768 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, d. 25 Oct 1768 (no other info)
5. Deborah b 19 Jan 1770 in Gloucester County, New Jersey, m. Isaac KAY (no other info)
6. Eli b 15 Apr 1772 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, m. Hannah BURROUGH, (no place or BMD)
on 7 Jan 1796. Lived in Philadelphia and served at Ft. Mifflin in the War of 1812.
c. Caroline b 1815
7. Job b 23 Jun 1774 in Greenwich, Gloucester, New Jersey, m. Tacy/Tacey PANCOAST, 30 Mar 1797 at Gloucester. She was born 29 Apr 1774 at Gloucester, dtr of Aaron and Hannah CHILDS PANCOAST. They lived in Gloucester County and had:
a. Hannah b 8 May 1799 m 1822 Aaron FOGG (no other info)
b. Deborah Malendra b 1802 (no date) married James WOOD 1818
Aaron PANCOAST b 22 Sept 1744 Mansfield, Burlington, New Jersey, d 1800 Gloucester County, NJ, buried 12 Aug 1800 Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Hannah CHILDS b 17 Apr 1745 Mansfield Twp, d 12 Dec Mullica Hill. Marker is one of oldest in cemetery.
8. Josiah - my lineage - father of Duncan Campbell ELDRIDGE - see Josiah ELDRIDGE and Duncan Campbell ELDRIDGE.
9. William Malander b 30 Mar 1781 in Greenwich, Gloucester, New Jersey m 4 mo. 3 1806 Sarah MATLACK b 12 mo 1786. In 1824 William and nephew Duncan Campbell ELDRIDGE moved to Rochester, Monroe, New York where he was the hotelkeeper at the Union Hotel. He and Sarah MATLACK / MATLOCK had:
a. William M. Jr.
e. Sarah Ann
William married 2nd Maria Thankful CARLETON 1829, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had:
a. Angeline 1830
b. Malander 1832
c. Carleton 1833
d. Theron Agard 1835-1928
e. Anna Maria 1837
f. Guy Edwin 1840
g. Elwood 1843
h. Elwood 1845.
William Malander ELDRIDGE d. 6 Jun 1845 Frankelton, Ohio.
10. John b 12 May 1783 in Greenwich, Gloucester, New Jersey (no other info)
11. Hope b 8 Jun 1785 in Greenwich, Gloucester, New Jersey (No other info)
Charles Henry ELDRIDGE was born 26 July 1832,in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, son of Duncan Campbell and his 2nd wife Rebecca LIPPINCOTT ELDRIDGE. Duncan was Josiah ELDRIDGE's son and oldest child (see Josiah ELDRIDGE). Three or four years after Charles was born, the family moved by raft to Davenport, Scott, IA where he received his education. (Raft story in seperate blog).
He worked with his father and half-brother, Jacob Mullen ELDRIDGE, in Jacob's land development business. In 1861, after Lincoln's inauguration, Charles was commissioned Postmaster in Davenport, where his father and youngest brother Micajah LIPPINCOTT ELDRIDGE, served as postal clerks. During the Civil War, there were 15,000 people in the city.
The post-Civil War years saw the birth of the insurance business. In 1864, after Lincoln's assassination, Charles resigned and formed in 1867, The National Insurance Co., offering protection against loss by fire and lightning, with Dr. Wallace W. PARKER and Joseph THOMPSON (father of Charles' 2 wives). Charles served as secretary until 1871 when the business no longer appears in the Davenport City Directory. He worked in the land development and insurance business and served 2 years as Scott County Auditor and editor for the Northwestern News until 1887 when he moved from Davenport.
On 15 July 1858, Charles married Josephine B. THOMPSON in Davenport. She and her parents, Joseph and Sarah ENGLISH THOMPSON came to Davenport from Philadelphia where Josephine was born 6 Apr 1837. Josephine died 10 Dec 1867, just 2 months after the birth of their fourth child, Charles Howard, and is buried in Davenport's Oakdale Memorial Gardens aka Oakdale Cemetery, on the Duncan Eldridge lot.
Charles married Rebecca E. Thompson, sister of Josephine (no date). Rebecca was born 9 Aug 1847 in Haddonfield, NJ. Rebecca died in their Brady and 13th St. home in Davenport, on 8 Oct 1871. There were no children. She is buried in Oakdale.
After Rebecca's death, Charles closed their home and sent Edward, Marie "Nettie" and Caroline "Carrie" to board with relatives, aunt Mrs. Sarah ADE in Davenport; and two cousins, Mrs. Ella CHANDLER and Aaron MIDDLETON of Mahaska County, IA. The children lived with these families for at least 5 years before returning to Davenport just before 1880.
Mary Josephine WATERMAN, also called Josephine, became Charles' 3rd wife on 15 Aug 1872 in Davenport. She was the dtr of Dr. Joseph Alpin and Mary McGEE WATERMAN born 21 Jan 1852 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. The WATERMAN family moved to Kokomo, Howard, Indiana where Dr. WATERMAN died. Mary McGEE WATERMAN brought her children to Davenport. [Mary Josephine was the sister of Charles MCGEE WATERMAN, principal in the LANE and WATERMAN Law Office in Davenport, and county judge].
Josephine THOMPSON and Charles had 4 children: Edward Gifford, Marie Antoinette or Nettie, Caroline Lincoln or Carrie, and Charles Howard, all bio'd in their own blogs.
Mary Josephine WATERMAN and Charles had: Mary Rebecca, Anna Josephine, Alta Ray/Rae and Charles Henry, Jr. Info will follow on these.
About 1887, Charles ELDRIDGE moved his family to Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. On 14 Sept 1892, Charles died from a fall down an elevator shaft in the Nelson Building in Kansas City. Mary and the children returned to Davenport. Mary Josephine died 1 Feb 1927. She and Charles are buried in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery.
Nellie Mae CAMPBELL, born 2 June 1890 in Kansas City, Franklin, Missouri was an expert in making draperies and stage curtains hung in theaters, hotels, universities and homes all over the US.
Nellie married James Eugene MCCONNIFF 16 July 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born 21 June 1861 in Canada (no province or city known).
James Eugene MCCONNIFF was the son of John and Eizabeth JONES MCCONNIFF. James died 10 Sept 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri.
They had 2 sons: James Calvin b 26 Aug 1920 in Kansas City, married Dorothy Lee SMITH on 2 Aug 1943 in Riverside, California, he died 31 Dec 1998 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Edward Eugene MCCONNIFF b 31 Aug 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri and was married to Josephine ________. From the SSDI, he received railroad pension and died, no location, April 1995. No other info.
Nellie CAMPBELL MCCONNIFF married _____ PROFFITT, who she divorced, and married Louis ADLER.
I have no other info on Mr. Proffitt or Mr. Adler.
That's what our tree had to be!! Nothing shorter would do.
Some years we had to tie the top of the tree to the curtain rods to balance it. We used clear fishing line.
These trees were so majestic as to tickle the 12-ft. ceilings in our 1875 house. The living room was painted a warm squash yellow, the curtains were gold. We usually had a fire in the living room fireplace and Christmas songs on the stereo. As we got older, the songs were replaced by stacks of vinyl with the Messiah, performed by the organist, choir, and musicians, from the cathedral in Salt Lake City or maybe from England.
Mom started taking us to local performances of the Messiah by the city symphony and the Augustana College Handel Oratorio Choir, so we learned many of the words and could sing along. Now the next generation goes faithfully...Jean would be proud!!
The strings of lights go first. My 2 brothers would have the lights strung out between the living room and dining room on the floor, tightening each bulb and finding a replacement, as quick as possible so as not to burn the carpet. We had to clip each light. It was tedious so we got good at making them look like they were clipped.
Dad was a traditionalist and learned to trim a tree from his Prussian mom and English dad. You start at the top with the small ornaments and by the time you get to the bottom limbs, you should have the biggest ornaments hanging from the bowers. This gives the tree the illusion that it's tall. Often the problem was that the tip of the tree had to go. Not enough room from the tree to the ceiling to put on the tree topper...a long silver etched ornament made as a tree-topper.
Dad loved silver garland because he was the major architect with the silver tinsel - preferring the heavier stuff to the light, easily-tangled cheap tinsel. It had to be hung with no tangles, no wads, like the feathers of an Irish Setter. The 4 of us kids would usually give up and start decorating each other's hair, too impatient to do it right. Dad would do the whole tree with beautiful silver...absolutely gleaming. THEN, he would get the kitchen shears and "trim the bangs" as he would say. Each branch's silver was carefully trimmed to hang evenly.
When the job was all done, we turned the lights down, poured glasses of egg nog with optional nutmeg, sat down and enjoyed our work. When we were younger, dad would sometimes have Tom & Jerry mix from the local bar.
One of my last family trees must have been in the late 1970s. This tree must have been picked last because it was a Charlie Brown ceiling tickler that looked just awesome with all it's decorations. I was moved to write a poem:
Shimmering glimmering long green arms in silver gossamer angel's sleeves
A spindly evergreen transformed from the proverbial ugly duckling
Ruling over all those who are overwhelmed by its spirit,
And adorned with its princely jewels reigns forever
As the true spirit of Christmas.
a. Helen Josephine JEFFERS - b 16 Jun 1908, m. Forrest "Bud" SHIELDS on 6 Oct 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the son of Wm Coswell and Euna TAYLOR SHIELDS born 11 Nov 1902 in Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas. They had no children. Bud died 27 Nov 1990, no location; Helen died 10 Nov 1987 in Clinton, Van Buren, Arkansas. No burial info. (I do Find-a-Grave 47303245)
b. Dorothy Nell JEFFERS - b 27 May 1910, m Ralph BEYERS (no BMD). Dtr Mary Helen was born 8 Feb 1944 in Portland Multnomah, OR. On 16 Jun 1946 she married Adam Conrad MOORE in Portland, son of Conrad and Mary Kathryn MOORE, born 7 Dec 1899 in Norfolk, Madison, NE. Dtr Nancy Lee MOORE was born 23 Jun 1948 in Eugene, OR. Dorothy died 21 Nov 1984 and Adam died Jun 1992 borh in Aumsville, Marion, OR.
c. Loren Campbell JEFFERS - b 26 Dec 1911 m Dorothy Leona ZINK 15 Mar 1926, KC, MO dtr of Eugene Stewart and Ruth May PROFFITT ZINK. Dorothy b 24 Dec 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri. She died 1 Jun 2009 in Kansas City. Loren served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Air Force during WWII. On 18 Jan 1962 he died in Kansas City, Missouri. No burial info.
d. Margaret Elizabeth JEFFERS - b July 1916, d 25 Mar 1917, bur. Elmwood Cemetery.
e. Infant JEFFERS - no gender, b 18 Dec 1917, d 18 Dec 1917, bur. Elmwood Cemetery
f. Virginia Ruth JEFFERS - b 3 Dec 1918 m Charles Meredith TRUMBLE 14 Mar 1937 in Kansas City. Charles b 27 July 1914 in Independence, Jackson, MO, son of Maynard Eugene and Gladys Inez SMITH TRUMBLE. Charles d 14 Sep 1994 in Kansas City, Virginia d 23 Oct 1996, Kansas City. Three children: Charles Meredith Jr, Vicki Ruth, and Lianna Evonne TRUMBLE who gave this family info, Raytown, MO 64133-6054.
g. George Ernest JEFFERS, Jr. - b 9 May 1921, m. Bertha Irene TAYLOR 3 July 1940 in Kansas City, b 17 Sept 1921 in Eldorado, Kansas, dtr of Hick Gert and Ella Nellie TAYLOR. George d 6 Oct 1998, Lees Summit, Jackson, Missouri. They had 4 children.
h. Marguerite Marie JEFFERS b 29 Oct 1923, m. Wiley TURNER WILLIAMSON Fr. 31 Dec 1939 in Olathe, Kansas, he was born 27 Oct 1921 in Kansas son of Wiley Turner and Mable Victoria (Virginia) RUDOLPH WILLIAMSON. Marguerite died 3 Sept 2001, Palm Beach, Florida. They had 6 children.
i. Donald Grant JEFFERS b 14 July 1928, m. Betty Lee FREAR 26 Dec 1945, Fairmount, Missouri, b 3 May 1929 in Monett, Missouri, dtr of Maurice Alonzo and Hazel Alma MCFADDEN FREER/FREAR. Donald died 3 Aug 1992, Braymer, Caldwell, Missouri. They had 6 children.
Mary Josephine CAMPBELL was the oldest of 2 siblings born 23 July 1883 to Marie Antoinette "Nettie" ELDRIDGE and Calvin CAMPBELL, in Davenport, Scott, IA.
She married George Ernest JEFFERS on 24 July 1907 in Kansas City, Missouri.
George was born 23 Mar 1882 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Loren G. and Elsie HUNT JEFFERS, Jr.
Mary died 1 Mar 1935 in Kansas City. George married Minnie XXX who died 15 Aug 1961 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
George died 2 Nov 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri and is buried with his 1st wife, Mary Josephine, in Kansas City's Greenlawn Cemetery. They had 9 children all in Kansas City.
This name enters my ELDRIDGE tree with the marriage of Marie Antoinette ELDRIDGE and Calvin CAMPBELL. She was called "Nettie" by her family. She was born 10 Mar 1863 in Davenport, Scott, IA. At her mother Josephine THOMPSON ELDRIDGE's death in 1871, Nettie and her sister "Carrie", Caroline Lincoln, and brother Edward Gifford, were sent to live with Aunt Sarah ADE, sister of Rebecca, and Aaron MIDDLETON of Mahaska County, Iowa. The children lived with these families for at least 5 years before returning to Davenport just before 1880. Josephine, Rebecca and Sarah THOMPSON ADE were sisters.
Nettie was the dtr of Charles Henry and his first wife, Josephine THOMPSON ELDRIDGE who died 10 Dec 1867, 2 months after the birth of their 4th child.
By 1880, Nettie had returned to her father's home, where at age 17, she was working as a dressmaker. (census).
Calvin was the son of Thos and Mary Ann BABCOCK CAMPBELL, born 18 Jan 1844 in Orleans County, NY. He worked as a locomotive engineer in the Kansas City terminal for 30 years. Calvin and Nettie were married 21 Dec 1882 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Nettie and Calvin had 3 children. Youngest child Charles Thomas bor 19 Jun 1896, in Kansas City, Missouri died 10 July 1896 and is buried in Kansas City's Elmwood Cemetery.
Calvin died 18 Apr 1925 in Kansas City, Nettie died 7 Feb 1917 in Kansas City where they are buried in Elmwood Cemetery. They were members of the West Side Christian Church.