Monday, January 13, 2014

52 Ancestors: #2 ~ Amanda Melvina Carlisle

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.

Amanda Melvina Carlisle

This is a photo of Amanda Melvina Carlisle, my maternal 3rd great-grandmother. Doesn't she have a sweet face? She looks like she was a kind and gentle woman.

Amanda was born on 31 October 1819 in Ohio. On 9 July 1835, she married my 3rd great-grandfather, Moses Augustine Webster, in Meigs County, Ohio. Here is their marriage record.1

Webster, Moses and Amanda Carlisle Marriage Record Cropped

Moses and Amanda were the parents of eight children:
  1. Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster (11 August 1838 – 6 May 1915) [my 2nd great-grandfather]
  2. Asbury Bateman Webster (20 October 1840 – 2 December 1849)
  3. Watson Emery Webster (27 May 1843 – 26 January 1882)
  4. George Washington Webster (8 September 1845 – 11 March 1927)
  5. Basil Marion Webster (22 January 1848 – 6 March 1919)
  6. Mary Irene (Irena) Webster (28 April 1850 – 11 February 1853)
  7. Albert Gallitan Byers Webster (26 September 1858 – 22 February 1862)
  8. Fred Lincoln Webster (28 October 1863 – 21 August 1877)
I wish the marriage record for Moses and Amanda had listed Amanda's parents, because that's been a bit of a brick wall for me. Just who were Amanda's parents?

According to the History And Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut,2 Amanda's parents were Basil and Arena Carlisle. Unfortunately, there aren't any sources listed in the book to prove this information.

I've also seen Amanda's parents listed as Basil Carlisle and Nancy Burnes on some Ancestry.com family trees.

Amanda passed away on 29 September 1871 in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa. I wondered if her death certificate would help me find out who her parents were, but it turns out that pre-1904 death certificates in Iowa don't list the parents of the decedent.

So, it looks like I will have to find other records to prove just who Amanda's parents really were.

Thanks for reading!


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1 "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18059-120369-5?cc=1614804&wc=M94Q-K4F:1317686713 : accessed 09 Jan 2014), Meigs > Marriage records 1819-1852 vol 1.

2 Webster, William Holcomb, and Melville Reuben Webster. "Chapter 26." History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Rochester, NY: E.R. Andrews Print., 1915. 618. Print.

15 comments:

  1. Hope you find some Sexton Records near her Cemtery burial? Love their Names and she is Sweet Looking. I have Iowa connections as well. Halloween baby. Continue her story!

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    1. What a great idea True! I'll have to see if there are any Sexton Records available. Thanks!

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  2. Just looking at the broad range of death dates -- most seemed to have died young.

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    1. Yes, it's so sad to see that four of her eight children didn't survive to adulthood.

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  3. A lovely profile and photograph of Amanda.

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  4. On my Android device, a Transformer pad, it's impossible to press any of the share buttons, because the page with the post remains reloading. It seems the widget with old posts at the bottom messes things up. Best regards, Joan

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    1. Uh oh! Sorry about the problem you're having with sharing my post. (Thanks for attempting to share it, by the way.) I'm not sure what's causing the problem. I just tried it on my android device and didn't have a problem trying to share the post. Perhaps one of my readers can help you out with a suggestion to resolve this issue.

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  5. She's so lovely, Jana, and what a joy to have a photo of her! I hope that you find a way to determine who her parents are; women are such a challenge.

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    1. Hi Laura,

      Yes, it is such a blessing to have this picture of beautiful Amanda. I hope I can find out who her parents really were.

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  6. Her eyes are amazing. Such a gentle expression in the face. I hope you are able to break that brick wall.

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I agree with you. Amanda does have a very gentle expression in her face and her eyes were so pretty! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Hi Jana, thanks for your reply. Strangely, today I have no problem at all sharing & commenting on your interesting posts, so I think it may be the browser I use. It may be the default Android browser that's having problems (and pops up from twitter links). Keep up the 52 ancestors posts & I'm surprised you have photographs matching these people!

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    1. You're very welcome Joan! And thank you for your kind comments!

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    2. I think this is so bizarre my name is Amanda Carlisle Hill and my dad's name is Perry Carlisle we live in Cocke County Hartford Tennessee it is so wild how my name is Amanda and my dad is Perry I am wondering if some how we are related to you all? Please notify me some how on face book maybe. I really don't know much about the Carlisle background.

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