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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.

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BAWDEN: Henry goes to Moonta, Australia

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.

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BAWDEN: Stephen and Mary TERRILL BAWDEN's 7 of 8 children came to the US

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.

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BAWDEN: Matilda's transparencies - comes to Rockingham Twp, Scott, Iowa, gets married and dies

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 GEORGE KNOTWELL (no date, no bio)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.

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BAWDEN: Edwin/Edward comes to Wisconsin and gets a kick in the head

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.

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ELDRIDGE - Josiah and Sarah MIDDLETON had 6 children

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.

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ELDRIDGE - William and Deborah MALANDER's 11 children

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.
b. Benjamin
c. Isaac
d. Henry
e. Eldridge
f. Hannah
g. Zacharia
h. William Eldridge
i. Deborah Eldridge
j. Joseph
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
a. Joseph
b. Rebecca
c. Ann
d. Agnes
e. Enos Jr.
f. Deborah
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.
a. William
b. Abigail
c. Susannah
d. Eli
e. Borrough
f. Hannah
g. Isaac
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
c. Job
d. William
e. Isaac
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.
b. Joseph
c. Ira
d. Alfred
e. Sarah Ann
f. Mary
g. Anna
h. Charles
i. Richard
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)

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ELDRIDGE - Charles Henry marries 2 THOMPSON sisters

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.
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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.

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CAMPBELL - Nettie ELDRIDGE and Calvin CAMPBELL's 2nd child, Nellie Mae

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.