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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Page Cemetery, Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri #4

pic TATCFour weeks ago, I wrote about how to honor our ancestors who do not have a headstone on their grave. This Cemetery is the one that prompted my query. This is an old, abandoned, neglected Cemetery in Missouri. As a matter of fact. the town no longer exists. It has been incorporated into a town a few miles away and all that is left of the original are farms and the Cemetery.

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The last burial in this Cemetery was in 1925. There are only 23 graves there and of those, 19 are related to me. This is the last one in this series.

 

SONY DSCEugene Webb Page, my first cousin 4x removed, was born in April 1868. He is the only child born to William A. (1836-1902) and Margaret F. (Hillock) Page (1846-1868).  He died on December 8, 1868, in Page City at the age of 8 months.

 

 

 

Sophia Page dau Granville Page esqSophia R. Page, my first cousin 4x removed, was born May 1, 1879. She is the 8th and last child born to Granville R. (1816-1894) and Lucinda F. (Johnson) Page (1830-1925). She died on May 1, 1879, at the age of 8 years old.

 

 

thomas hunt page HSThomas Hunt Page, my first cousin 4x removed, was born September 4, 1854. He is the 11th of 13 children born to Joseph Henry (1813-1893) and Elizabeth (Couts) Page (1819-1906). He married Emma Taylor (1853-1921) on September 4, 1884, in Buchanan County, Missouri. They had 3 children 1 son, and 2 daughters. He was a farmer. He died on April 5. 1925 at the age of 72, He was the last person buried in the Page City Cemetery.

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

 

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My Ancestor’s Signature #17 ~ Richard Fountain Page

signatureHow many of you have searched for any kind of photo of an Ancestor and you weren’t able to find one? Especially for one who lived before photography was invented? Have you ever looked through documents like wills, or marriage licenses and you discover that your 3x Great Grandpa had signed it? This signature is a little piece of him that was left behind. By posting it online we can preserve it for future generations.

My 3rd Great Grandfather

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Richard Fountain Page 1815-1852

From a Land Deed Dated July 1, 1845

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Here’s Your Sign #5 ~ Rosewell Mansion, Gloucester Co, Virginia

For many years I have been collecting photos of and information about the various signs that have been placed in honor of some of my ancestors. These signs are a glimpse into some event and/or place where they lived. Some of the signs are small like a placard with a few poignant words, some are large, and they go into great detail, and then there are those that are somewhere in between. Each one gives added life to those ancestors.

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Mann Page Sr. (1691-1730), my 8x Great Grandfather, was born on the property that was to become Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester County, Virginia. His parents and his grandparents on both sides were all deceased by the time he was 16 years old and he was left with all of the property and wealth they had all acquired. The building of the mansion began in 1725. It was built of brick with imported marble casements, and it was 3 stories high, not including the basement. It was then and for many years afterward the largest house in Virginia. The rooms were cubes in their proportions. The large hall was wainscoted with polished mahogany and the banister of the grand stairway was made of the same material and it was carved by hand to represent baskets of fruit, flowers, etc. From the roof of the Mansion, you could see the Nelson House at Yorktown that was 15 miles away. It is said that Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence in this house before going to Philadelphia.

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Page Cemetery, Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri #2

pic TATCTwo weeks ago, I wrote about how to honor our ancestors who do not have a headstone on their grave. This Cemetery is the one that prompted my query. This is an old, abandoned, neglected Cemetery in Missouri. As a matter of fact. the town no longer exists. It has been incorporated into a town a few miles away and all that is left of the original are farms and the Cemetery.

 

The last burial in this Cemetery was in 1925. There are only 23 graves there and of those,19 are related to me. I will spend the next few weeks honoring each one of them.

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SONY DSCJoseph Henry Page Sr., my 4x Great Uncle, was born on April 16, 1813, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. He was the 4th of 6 sons born to Axcel (1785-1840) and Sarah Sally (Innes) Page (1785-1831).  Joseph grew up on his fathers’ farm in Kentucky and at the age of 14, he moved with his family to the area that became Page City, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Betsy Couts (1819-1906) on January 7, 1836, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 15 children, 8 sons, and 7 daughters. When they first married, they lived in a small one-room cabin on 50 acres of land. Joseph made all the furniture by hand. Over the years the farm grew in acreage and it prospered. They then built a large home with room for their family and luxurious furnishings. The farm had many buildings, machinery, animals, crops, and orchards Joseph is credited as being the founder of Page City along with his younger brother Granville. Joseph died on May 8, 1893, in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 57.

 

SONY DSCElizabeth “Betsy” Couts, the wife of my 4x Great Uncle, was born on September 5, 1819, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. She is the 3rd of 10 children born to Christopher and Frances (Barton) Couts. Betsy’s family is considered one of the pioneers of Lafayette County. She married Joseph Henry Page (1813-1898) on January 7, 1836, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 15 children, 8 sons, and 7 daughters. Twelve of the children lived to adulthood. She outlived her husband by 13 years and at the time of her death on April 10, 1906, at the age of 87, she had lived on the Page farm for 70 years.

 

Granville R Page hsGranville R. Page, my 4x Great Uncle, was born on December 15, 1816, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. He was the last of 6 sons born to Axcel (1785-1840) and Sarah Sally (Innes) Page (1785-1831). At the age of 11, he moved with his family to the area that became Page City, Missouri. He first married Mary Ridge (1818-1850) on July 22, 1835, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 5 children, 2 sons, and 3 daughters before her death. Granville then got married a second time to Lucinda Flower Johnson (1830-1925). They had 7 children, 4 sons, and 3 daughters. He is credited as being the founder of Page City along with his older brother Joseph. He died on February 12, 1894, in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 77.

 

find a graveMary Ridge, the 1st wife of my 4x Great Uncle, was born in 1818 in Warren County, Kentucky. She moved with her family to Lafayette County, Missouri in 1832. She married Granville R. Page on July 22, 1835, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 5 children, 2 sons, and 3 daughters. Mary died in childbirth along with her child in 1850 in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri. She was 32 years old.

 

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Lucinda Flower Johnson, the 2nd wife of my 4x Great Uncle, was born on January 21, 1830, in Missouri. She married Granville R. Page on January 5, 1856, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 7 children, 4 sons, and 3 daughters. After the death of her husband, she moved to Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri. She died on March 29, 1925, in Page City at the age of 95.

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Page Cemetery, Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri

pic TATCLast week I wrote about how to honor our ancestors who do not have a headstone on their grave. This Cemetery is the one that prompted my query. This is an old, abandoned, neglected Cemetery in Missouri. As a matter of fact, the town no longer exists. It has been incorporated into a town a few miles away and all that is left of the original are farms and the Cemetery.

The last burial in this Cemetery was in 1925. There are only 23 graves there and of those, 19 are related to me. I will spend the next few weeks honoring each one of them.

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SONY DSCAxcel Heath Page, my 4x Great Grandfather, was born on April 3, 1785, in Albemarle, Virginia. He was the only child born to Joseph (1765-1805) and Elizabeth (Steventon) Page (1766-1798).  At the age of 20, he purchased 260 acres of land in Warren County, Kentucky. Two years later he married his longtime girlfriend, Sarah “Sally” Innes on April 12, 1807, in Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia. They moved to Kentucky and had 6 sons. In 1829 he moved his family to Lafayette County, Missouri.  He purchased 600 acres of land in what became Page City. He died on August 20, 1840, at the age of 65.

 

FAGSarah “Sally” Innes, my 4x Great Grandmother, was born on February 22, 1785, in London, Lancaster, England. She immigrated to Virginia with her father John Innes Sr. She married Axcel Heath Page on April 12, 1807, in Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia. They moved to Kentucky and had 6 sons. In 1829 she moved her family to Lafayette County, Missouri. She died in 1831 in Page City at the age of 46.

 

SONY DSCRichard Fountain “Fount” Page Sr, my 3x Great Grandfather, was born on February 12, 1815, in Wayne County, Kentucky. He was born the 4th of 5 sons born to Axcel (1785-1840) and Sally (Innes) Page (1785-1831). Fount moved with his family to the frontier land of Missouri in 1829. They settled it in Lafayette County. His mother died here in 1831 when he was 16 years old. He married Margaret Richey (1814-1890) on January 17, 1834. They had 9 children, 6 sons, and 3 daughters all of whom lived to adulthood. By 1845, he owned over 5000 acres of land in Lafayette County and he was a prosperous farmer. In the 1850 Census, it states that his real estate holding was worth $10,000. Fount died on May 15, 1852, in Page City at the age of 37.

 

Margaret RitcheyMargaret Richey, my 3x Great Grandmother, was born in 1814 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Robert (1790-1831) and Sarah “Sally” (Warder) Page (1792-1845). She moved with her parents to Lafayette County, Missouri in 1830. They had 9 children, 6 sons, and 3 daughters all of whom lived to adulthood. She outlived her husband and 3 of her sons and died on December 16, 1890, in Page City at the age of 76.

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Are The Odds? – Two in One – Freaky Friday’s

Freaky-Fridays-logo1-optimisedNine years ago, my husband and I took a Genealogy research trip to Missouri. It was a 2500-mile round trip, but it was so worth it. I had prepared names of ancestors, places they lived and cemetery names and locations ahead of time. I had quite a list. It took a day and a half to go from Arizona to Missouri, so we were tired. After we checked in to the hotel, I got my “second wind” and I insisted we get started. First, we just drove around looking at places I had lived when I was 12-14 years old. Then we drove to the little town I was born in. It all felt like “home”.

Over the next week, I met with both new cousins and some I had known when I lived there. Our journeys took us through about half the state. My husband informed me that if he never stepped foot in another cemetery as long as he lived, he would be fine with that! He had dreams for weeks of traipsing through them looking for names. He was joking though as he has come to love cemetery hunting almost as much as I!

Hayes GSWe finally made a stop at the Dover Cemetery in the city of Dover. I SONY DSChad my list of 7 Ancestors who were buried there so we began looking for those stones. Before long I found my Great Grandparents grave and headstone. Hamilton Hayes and Elvira Register. Placed right next to it was my 3x Great Grandfather Richard F. Page Sr. The Hayes’ are from my dad’s side and the Page is from my mother’s side. Granted this is a small cemetery but these Ancestors were buried here 54 years apart. I found this to be one more strange occurrence that seems to run through both sides of my family.

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I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Margaret Richey

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Welcome back to Thursday at the Cemetery. Every Thursday I will post a photo of a Headstone along with a short biography or interesting fact about that particular Ancestor. I hope you enjoy them.

My 3x Great Grandmother, Margaret “Peggy” Richey was born in 1814 in Bourbon Co. Kentucky. She was the daughter of Robert Richey and Sarah “Sally” Warder. In the spring of 1827, the Richey family along with several others made the move to Lafayette County, Missouri. They traveled the whole distance in wagons, which contained all their worldly possessions. Once they arrived in Long Grove Settlement they lived in their wagons until they succeeded in erecting some cabins sufficient for their protection. Long Grove was an area south of current-day Page City.  Here they lived the life of pioneers in the fullest sense of the word.

Game was plentiful and they hunted bears, panthers, catamount, and elk. There were also “wolves by the acre”. The weapon used at the time was an old-fashioned flint-lock rifle. It was customary that on the 4th of July the men of the Settlement would organize a grand hunt. Afterward, they would use the meat and have a large barbecue to which they invited the entire town.

On April 5, 1834, Peggy married Richard Fountain Page at the Lafayette County ML Margaret Richey Richard F PageCourthouse. The young newlyweds moved into a newly built home in Washington Township, Johnson County, Missouri. Within a year they welcomed the first of the 9 children they eventually had. From 1837 to 1843 Richard bought 330 acres of land in Johnson County. There they grew corn, hemp, and a variety of vegetables. It is not known if he sold his property here but in 1845 the family moved to Lafayette County to where the town of Page City is now and they bought 170 acres there. This town was founded by and named after Richards two brothers, Granville and Joseph Page, By 1850 Richard and Peggy had built a very respectable farm. In the census, it states that their entire belongings totaled $10,000, quite a large sum for this time.

Margaret Richey Page HSRichard Page died on May 14, 1852, at the age of 37 years. He is buried in the Page City Cemetery. Peggy also lost 3 sons and a daughter and they are all buried there. Peggy never remarried after the death of her husband. She died on December 16, 1890, and was buried next to Richard.

 

 

I made a trip to Missouri a few years ago and I was disheartened by the condition of thisSONY DSC Cemetery.  First off, Page City is now just a few farms. The Cemetery is surrounded by them and it doesn’t look like anyone has cared for it in many years. Head Stones were leaning on each other or stacked one upon another. Many were broken or so worn they could not be read. Of the 100+ graves that are supposedly there only two were not from the Page family.

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So Far Away ~ The Family of John Page ~ #52Ancestors Week #5

map of england 1660Most of my Ancestors originated in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, and Switzerland, with the majority coming from England. Although Switzerland is much farther away, this particular maternal line goes the farthest back. I am starting with this Ancestor as he was the first in this family to come to America. His line goes back to 1492.

 

John Page was born in Bedfont, Middlesex, England on December 26, 1625. He was born John Pageinto a prominent English family and he had served on the Kings Council. In 1653 the Page’s boarded a ship bound for America and the Virginia Colony. Upon arrival, he and his family settled in the New Towne section at Jamestown. In 1655, John moved to York County VA and became a merchant. The next year he met and married Alice Luckin. John and Alice had 3 children. Francis was born in 1657 in Williamsburg Virginia. He married Mary Diggs about 1682 and they had only one child, a girl, who was married but died without having any children. Francis died on May 10, 1692. Mary was born in 1658 and married Walter Chiles Jr, the son of Colonel Walter Chiles of the Virginia Governors Council. Matthew was the second son born in 1659. He married Mary Mann in 1689 and they had 4 children, 3 of whom died when infants, the only surviving child was Mann Page.

John Page was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses starting in 1665. He generously donated the land and 20 pounds for the first brick Bruton Parish Church which was completed in 1683 and was located immediately adjacent to the site of the present larger restored structure. He also played a pivotal role in supporting the efforts of Reverend Doctor James Blair in the founding of the College of William and Mary in 1693.  John died on January 23, 1692.

John’s son Matthew married Mary Mann and they had a son named Mann Page in 1691, Mann married Judith Carter and they had a son they named Mann Jr. Mann was a good friend of Thomas Jefferson. They shared a room at college and stayed close until Mann died in 1799. Tradition says that the Declaration of Independence was drafted in Mann Page’s house by Thomas Jefferson before he went to Philadelphia. The following is one of the many letters between Mann and Jefferson that was found here: Mann Page to Thomas Jefferson, July 3. -07-03, 1795. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mtjbib008514/>.

 

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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John Page: From England to Virginia

John PageJohn Page was born in Bedfont, Middlesex, England on  26 December 1625. He was born into a prominent English family. In 1653 the Pages boarded a ship bound for America and the Virginia Colony. Upon arrival, he and his family settled in the New Towne section at Jamestown. In 1655, John moved to York County VA and became a merchant. The next year he met and married Alice Luckin and by 1662 they had built a large brick cross-plan house in nearby Middle Plantation. Being a wealthy landowner, John owned 330 acres. This Middle Plantation is the modern home of the restored colonial city now known as Colonial Williamsburg, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

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After purchasing 3600 acres in New Kent County he built a new home which became Mehixton Plantation. He generously donated the land and 20 pounds for the first brick Bruton Parish Church which was completed in 1683 and was located immediately adjacent to the site of the present larger restored structure.

John Page was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses starting in 1665. He played a pivotal role in supporting the efforts of Reverend Doctor James Blair in the founding of the College of William and Mary in 1693, which was located at Middle Plantation.

John and Alice had 3 children. Francis was born in 1657 in Williamsburg Virginia. He married Mary Diggs about 1682 and they had only one child, a girl, who was married but died without having any children. Francis died 10 May 1692. Mary was born in 1658 and married Walter Chiles Jr, the son of Colonel Walter Chiles of the Virginia Governors Council. Matthew was the second son born in 1659. He married Mary Mann in 1689 and they had 4 children, 3 of whom died when infants, the only surviving child was Mann Page. Tradition says that the Declaration of Independence was drafted in Mann Page’s house by Thomas Jefferson before he went to Philadelphia. Mann Page’s son, Mann Jr and Thomas Jefferson were friends having met at college. It remained in the possession of the Page family until 1838, when it was sold. Matthew died in 1703.

hsJohn Page and his wife Alice are buried at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. Their tombstone, originally located within the church graveyard, was later moved to the church vestibule. It reads: “Here lieth in hope of a joyfull resurrection the Body of Colonel John Page of Bruton Parish, Esquire, One of their Majesties Council in the Dominion of Virginia. Who departed this life the 23 of January in the year of our Lord 1691/2 Aged 65”. The tombstone carries the coat of arms of Page impaling those of Luckin.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, crafter, reader, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

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