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ELDRIDGE: Caroline Lincoln "Carrie" is 3rd child born to Charles Henry and 1st wife Josephine B. THOMPSON
Caroline was born 14 December 1865 in Davenport. After her stepmother Rebecca's death, Carrie went to live with her Aunt Sarah THOMPSON ADE of Davenport, Later, Carrie was placed in the home of a cousin, Mrs. Ella CHANDLER, in Mahaska County, Iowa (no city).
In 1886 Carrie ELDRIDGE FRANK stated in a deposition given in Scott County, Iowa, that she was married. At her father's death in 1892, she is mentioned in Charles ELDRIDGE's obituary as Mrs. Carrie BURPEE of Vermillion, Vermillion County, Illinois.
I have not researched Carrie beyond this entry. (2011)
ELDRIDGE: Edward Gifford - oldest of 4 children born to Charles Henry and 1st wife Josephine B. THOMPSON
Edward was born 25 Jun 1860 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa.
At his step-mother Rebecca THOMPSON ELDRIDGE's death in 1871, he and his 2 sisters, "Carrie" Caroline Lincoln and "Nettie" Marie Antoinette, were sent by Edward to live with family. Edward was sent to his grandfather Duncan Campbell ELDRIDGE's home where he lived for 1 year, and after that with a cousin, Aaron MIDDLETON, in Mahaska County, Iowa (no city).
In 1878, Edward returned to Davenport to begin a printing career as compositor for the "Times" newspaper, a publication his uncle, Micajah ELDRIDGE, founded in 1874.
Edward married Mary E. WAUGH on 27 June 1883 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. Mary was born 1 Dec 1859 in Cable, Mercer, Illinois to John Madison and Mary Ann BROWNING ELLIS WAUGH. Edward and Mary lived in Davenport where he worked as a newspaper printer.
Mary WAUGH ELDRIDGE died of tuberculosis on 11 Feb 1899 at her sister Sarah LAWHEAD's home in Rock Island. She was buried in her sister's lot in Chippiannock Cemetery in Rock Island. Her obit inthe Davenport Democrat indicates she and Edward were parents of 5 children, who of whom were cared for after her death by John and Sarah Lawhead in their Rock Island home.
Edward contract smallpox. He3 died 23 Mar 1905 in Rock Island from causes connected to alcoholism and was buried by the Tri-City Typographical Union in a lone grave in Chippiannock. His obit states he is survived by 2 children and that he was a member of the Baptist Church.
Edna Waugh b 27 Aug 1884 in Davenport, Iowa and in 1900 lived with John and Sarah
Infant (Bessie) born 12 Feb 1887 in Davenport
Daughter b 27 Feb 1890 in Davenport
Edward Waugh b 27 Apr 1893 (or 27 July 1890) probably in Davenport and lived with John and Sarah. In 1910, "Waugh" was working as a top builder for the Velie Automobile Co. in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois and was boarding alone in Rock Island.
Nina Waugh b 27 Feb 1890 d July 1964 in Michigan (no location) brought up in the Rock Island home of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben BOLLMAN and used the last name of BOLLMAN rather than ELDRIDGE.
She married Thos. J. STRICKLAND on 14 Dec 1911 (makes Nina 11yo - haven't done research 2011) in her foster parents' home. Thos was bo New Haven, Connecticut ca 1887, son of Silas and Eliza STEELE STRICKLAND. Thos was a machinist at the Rock Island Arsenal and Nina was employed by Moderan Woodmen Co. They lived in Rock Island.
Stephen (nmn) BAWDEN, a generation or two back from 1791 Stephen, married Lucretia MATTHEWS 14 Oct 1754 in Perranuthnoe, witnessed by her parents. Lucretia was born 5 Aug 1732 dtr of Jas and Miriam (maiden?) MATTHEWS.
They had all in Perranuthnoe:
Stephen ch 19 May 1755 missing a generation of info on him.
Elizabeth ch 5 Nov 1756 d. (no date) 1768
Jane ch 16 Apr 1759
Miriam ch 24 May 1761,
Anne ch 12 Jun 1763
William ch 1 Mar 1767
Elizabeth ch 8 Jan 1769
Mary ch 9 Jun 1771
Caroline (nmn) was b/ch in Redruth, Cornwall, UK on 5 Oct 1825, the seventh child of Stephen and Elizabeth GILBERT / JELBERT.
She married Thomas VIVIAN b/ch 1826 in Redruth. They had children. Thomas was a stone mason. They lived and died in Redruth.
Caroline died 18 Feb 1912. I have Record Office log copy.
BAWDEN: Elizabeth, dtr of Stephen and Elizabeth GILBERT/JELBERT, marries Irishman Michael McCOOEY / McCOVEY from County Down.
Elizabeth (nmn) was the 6th child of Stephen and Elizabeth GILBERT / JELBERT b/ch 15 Mar 1823 in Redruth, Cornwall, UK.
She married Michael MacCOOEY / MCCOVEY from Newry, Down, Ireland (no date) probably in Redruth. They had 4 children (1861 Redruth census as MCCOVEY). She was in her father's will as executrix. She and Michael, a linen salesman, lived and died in Redruth.
Henry Bawden, fifth child of Stephen and Elizabeth GILBERT/JELBERT BAWDEN, was b/ch 1 Apr 1821 in Redruth, Cornwall, UK.
He married Josepha / Josephine MATTHEWS in Catslock, Cornwall on 22 May 1852. Henry is a carpenter in Moonta, a necessary occupation for the mining communities and machinery. They had 5 children: three in Moonta, 1 in Walleroo, and another in Victoria Town in South Australia.
Both Henry and Josepha died in the Moonta area. No info about children or death info.
Seperate bios for 2-8 will be on seperate pages.
I. Elizabeth nmn: ch 10 July 1838 on Green Lane in Redruth, UK. She died 24 June 1840 in Redruth, before the family moved to Cuba
2. Stephen Douglas: ch 13 Sept 1843 in Cobra, Cuba, m. Mary Ella "Ella" WOODWARD in Davenport on 20 May 1869 in a double ceremony in the WOODWARD home with Ella's sister Cornelia Rebecca "Cornie" and JB (John Baker) PHELPS. Stephen died 1 Aug 1917 in his 1315 E. 11th St. home in Davenport. Ella died in their home 18 July 1932. They had 4 children: Mary Elizabeth, Benjamin WOODWARD, Edward TERRILL, and Stephen PHELPS They are buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
3. Dr. Henry Lightbourne: ch 28 Dec 1845 in Cobra, Cuba, m. Bella/Bell (Isabella?) Murtha / Martha ANGEL / ANGELL on 28 Jan 1877 in the Presbyterian Church at 6th and Brady in Davenport, Scott, IA. They divorced. Henry m. Ida ELBERTS (no b/d date). They were divorced. Henry died 22 Jan 1919 in Ismay, Montana and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery. Henry and Bella had 5 children: Harry E., Dr. George Stephen, James Albert, Clark J, and Mae Ella.
4. William: ch 2 Feb 1849 in England (no location, poss. Redruth), d. 10 Apr 1851 in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
5. Mary TERRILL: b 9 May 1851 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, moved to Rockingham when she was 9 yo. m. John LOWERY/LOWRY ILES in Davenport 7 Feb 1871. Mary died 6 Feb 1894, John died 17 Dec 1939 in Magnolia Springs, Alabama. They had 3 children: Mary Louise, Alice Gansert, John Thomas all in Davenport.
6. Thomas John b 10 Feb 1853 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, came to Rockingham when he was 4 yo. m. Anna "Annie" BENTON in Davenport, dtr of Richard and Margaret PENNYPACKER HIGH, b. 26 Mar 1858. Thos platted that part of town known in plat books as Bawden's Addn and he named 3 streets after his daughters (no sons). Ada Street no longer exists - now Johnson Ave., Elsie Avenue, Minnie Avenue. Thos died 14 Jan 1914 in the family home he built at 3215 Rockingham Rd. Anna died there 29 Nov 1933.
7. George Washington: this writer's lineage b. 9 May 1859 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. m. Jennie Eldridge, dtr of Jacob Mullen and Mary HIGH WILLIAMS on 14 Mar 1885 in Davenport in the ELDRIDGE home. They had 3 sons: Albert Ralph, George Ray and Harry ELDRIDGE. George Washington Bawden died in Excelsior Spgs, Missouri of diabetes on 23 Mar 1905 and is buried in Oakdale with Jennie on her father's lot. Jennie died1 Apr 1959 in Davenport in her daughter-in-law's home.
8. Albert L. b 18 July 1861 in Rockingham, Scott, IA; d 10 Aug 1861 and is buried with his parents in Oakdale.
Matilda (nmn) BAWDEN, youngest child and dtr of STEPHEN (nmn) and ELIZABETH GILBERT/JELBERT, was b/ch in Redruth, Cornwall, UK on 19 July 1830.
It's not known when she sailed, but 1860 Iowa federal census says she was part of brother Stephen's household in Rockingham Township, Scott County, Iowa.
She married Mr. KNOTWELL (no first name, no date, no bio - could have been 'consensual')probably in Davenport, Scott, IA. Based on historical naming, they had a daughter, only listed in Davenport's Oakdale Memorial Gardens, aka Oakdale Cemetery, as M.B. Knotwell, female, 5 yo, who died of 'brain fever' (cholera). Baby KNOTWELL is buried with uncle Stephen and wife Mary TERRILL BAWDEN in Oakdale.
Matilda Knotwell is mentioned in her father's will (1861 in Redruth) as being in North America.
No burial info as of 12-2011.
Edward (nmn) BAWDEN was born to Stephen (nmn) and Elizabeth GILBERT/JELBERT in Redruth, Cornwall, UK on 30 Mar 1817. He was trained as a blacksmith continuing the family trade for at least 2 generations. He was also a miner for tin, gold, or wherever there was work to be had. He was also a supervisor for brother Stephen's SAWANEE MINING CO. in Redruth. Stephen manufactured mining equipment and sold it as an agent in Cuba, Pennsylvania, and Iowa.
He left Cornwall for Alaska as a gold miner and mined the nugget he used for his wife Elizabeth Jane KITTO in Redruth when they wed 22 Nov 1840 probably in the Church of England - St. Euny's. (KITTO genesis posted in another blog). Elizabeth Jane was the dtr of John and Elizabeth TEAGUE KITTO born 14 Oct 1816. Family history says John disowned Elizabeth for marrying Edward, and that John was titled - probably Mine Supervisor - and that John dressed better than other employees and had a personality to match.
Elizabeth KITTO BAWDEN worked as a 'special' seamstress - this meant she was very skilled at sewing formal clothing and uniforms because she could work with gold thread. There was a pot of molten gold and the seamstress would dip her needle into the liquid and pull out 'threads' like hot cheese and stitch with it before it became brittle.
The couple came to the US, (2 children were stillborn on the boat), and settled in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin. They built a house in neighboring Linden and had 5 children. Edwin started a blacksmith business.
Mineral Point is sistered with Redruth, Cornwall, because it had the largest concentration of Redruthians already busy with limestone and tin mining. A mining village, Pendarvis, is in Mineral Point, available for tours and bi-annual Cornish Festivals.
Edwin and Elizabeth had 5 children born in Linden. (A list is in a seperate blog)
Edwin died from a horse kick in the head when he was about 42 yo in 1859. I have seen references that say Elizabeth is buried in the Methodist church yard in Mineral Point with a child, and I have seen a reference that says Edward is buried in Linden and Mineral Point Cemetery. Locations for either have not been ascertained. Elizabeth died (no date) 1896 in Linden.
A grand-nephew, Harry ELDRIDGE BAWDEN, says in his personal history of the BAWDEN family:
Edward BAWDEN joined the gold rush to Alaska. He gave me many Mexican stamps which I will give to my grandchildren.