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$1 Oriental Bank Note (by DC Johnston)
$1 Oriental Bank Note (by DC Johnston)
Status: Located; This is an example of the many bank notes and certificates that DC Johnston engraved over his lifetime. 
 
2
$2 & $3 Oriental Bank Notes (by DC Johnston)
$2 & $3 Oriental Bank Notes (by DC Johnston)
Status: Located; Note the intricate detail in the design - the deer leaping through the woods ($2) and the mule driver pulling the barge ($3). 
 
3
Bob Nelson Retires - October 1980
Bob Nelson Retires - October 1980
Status: Located; Monroe Golf Club, Rochester NY 
 
4
Cartwright Correspondence
Cartwright Correspondence
Status: Located; Letter from Anne Eliza Cartwright to her brother John William Cartwright, Jr.
Subject: Civil War activities of brother James Weld Cartwright, Sr. and fiance James M. Richardson, and other news of the family. 
 
5
Clan Cameron of Lochiel - Tartans and Crest
Clan Cameron of Lochiel - Tartans and Crest
Status: Located; Clan Cameron is a West Highland Scottish clan with one main branch, Lochiel, and numerous cadet branches. 
 
6
Columbian Centinel Marriage Notice - Murphy/Bowers
Columbian Centinel Marriage Notice - Murphy/Bowers
Status: Located; Citation: NEHGS: Early American Newspapers 1690-1876; Columbian Centinel (Boston MA), 26 Nov 1806, iss 2366, pg 2; Thomas Murphy data accessed 23 Jan 2006. Online: http://www.newenglandancestors.org/. Boston MA, New England Historical & Genealogical Society. 2001-2006. Historical newspaper collection database.

Webmaster Comment: Thomas Murphy and Priscilla Bowers were married three days earlier on Sunday, 23 Nov 1806. Note the frequent use of the letter "f" as a substitute for "s" duplicating the style of handwriting common to this period. 
 
7
Death of Nellie Nicholas 1885-1899
Death of Nellie Nicholas 1885-1899
Status: Located; The daughter of Guy and Nellie (Doe) Nicholas of Augusta, Maine dies on Thursday, June 15, 1899 of typhoid fever. 
 
8
Domesday Book for Coreley, Shropshire
Domesday Book for Coreley, Shropshire
Status: Located; Extract from The Domesday Book for Coreley, Shropshire, Formerly Cornelie

Domesday Book (also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester), was the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William the Conqueror, that was like a census by the government today. He needed information about the country he had just conquered so he could administer it. One of the main purposes of the survey was to find out who owned what so they could be taxed on it.

The judgment of the assessors was final. Whatever the book said about who owned the property, or what it was worth, was the law, and there was no appeal from it. Hence the name "Domesday" (the Middle English spelling of "Doomsday") since the 12th century, which emphasizes the definitiveness and authority of the book, (the analogy refers to the Christian notion of a Last Judgement).

RALPH de Mortimer holds CORELEY of the king. Siward held it as 2 manors and was a free man. There are 2 hides paying geld. There is land for 4 ploughs. In demesne is 1 [plough] and 4 slaves; and 1 villan and 2 bordars and 1 radman with half a plough. TRE it was worth 48s; now 10s; when received, 3s. The same Ralph holds CLEOBURY MORTIMER. Edith held it. There are 4 hides paying geld. There is land for 24 ploughs. In demesne are 4 ploughs and 14 slaves; and 20 villans and a priest and 2 radmen and 8 bordars. Among them all they have 20 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 2 summae of corn. Woodland for fattening 500 pigs renders 40s. TRE it was worth 8l; and afterwards the same; now 12l. The same Ralph holds MAWLEY at 1 hide and "LEL" at 1 virgate and "FECH" at 1 virgate of land. These were 3 manors and paid geld. 3 thegns held them, and were free men. When Turstin of Wigmore received them...

Note: This image was purchased when I was researching the Domesday Census. Unfortunately, I could not get the page that references the Chimney House, long owned by our Edwards family forebears. dvf
 
 
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Edmund G. W. Cartwright Pension Application
Edmund G. W. Cartwright Pension Application
Status: Located;  
 
10
Firelight: Words by James Sullivan and Music by Lewis Nellson
Firelight: Words by James Sullivan and Music by Lewis Nellson
Status: Located; FIRELIGHT

1st Verse
As the twilight shadows steal around us, dear –
And the wintry winds make hill and vale so drear, –
Join me where the firelight embers are aglow –
Watching fairy visions as they come and go.

Chorus
Firelight, firelight bring to view,
Faces of loved ones we both knew,
Shadows that are formed by the dying glow,
Bring back memories of long ago.

Firelight, firelight cast your spell,
What has fate in store, please tell?
As we sit and ponder,
Letting fancies wander,
You fill us with delight firelight.

2nd Verse
Like the firelight, dearest, if love’s passion glows, –
Life is filled with endless sunshine and repose, –
But love unrequited leaves one grey and cold, –
Like the dead charred embers that we now behold.

Chorus
Firelight, firelight bring to view,
Faces of loved ones we both knew,
Shadows that are formed by the dying glow,
Bring back memories of long ago.

Firelight, firelight cast your spell,
What has fate in store, please tell?
As we sit and ponder,
Letting fancies wander,
You fill us with delight firelight.

Copyright, 1915, by Lewis Taylor Nellson
 
 
11
Future Kids Miss Old Circus Glamour
Future Kids Miss Old Circus Glamour
Status: Located; Appleton Post Crescent, January 4, 1921 
 
12
James Weld Cartwright, Sr. Pension Application
James Weld Cartwright, Sr. Pension Application
Status: Located; James filed for a disability pension in August 1902 due to the wounds received during the Civil War battles at Spottsylvania and Petersburg. Considering his injuries, his rank, and his age when he filed, his pension was likely in the $16/month range (equivalent to about $250/mo in 2007). 
 
13
Letters to The Editor (Jean Nellson) - Reagan Was Right on Grenada Move
Letters to The Editor (Jean Nellson) - Reagan Was Right on Grenada Move
Status: Located; Background: Invasion of Granada

On March 13, 1979 the New Jewel Movement under Maurice Bishop launched a revolution against the government of Granada to establish a people's provisional government. The Bishop government suspended the constitution, banned all other political parties, and began to rule by decree. They quickly aligned themselves with Cuba and other communist governments and began a military build-up on the island.

On October 13, 1983, a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard seized power illegally and Bishop was placed under house arrest. Mass protests against the action allowed Bishop to escape and reassert his authority as the head of the government. He was eventually captured and murdered along with several government officials loyal to him. The army then took over, placed the Governor-General, Paul Scoon, under house arrest, and announced a four-day total curfew where anyone seen on the streets would be subject to summary execution.

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) appealed to the United States, Barbados, and Jamaica for assistance – in part because the U.S. government had already decided to take military action. As reasons, U.S. officials cited the murder of Bishop, general political instability in a country near its own borders, and the safety of American medical students at St. George's University on Grenada.

The invasion on October 25th and subsequent fighting involved some 7,000 U.S. troops along with 300 troops from the OECS. Well-prepared and well-positioned, the defenders put up stubborn resistance. However, the total naval and air superiority of the invading forces proved to be significant advantages for the invading forces.

The invasion enjoyed broad public support in the United States as well as in segments of the population in Grenada. October 25th is a national holiday in Grenada, called Thanksgiving Day, to commemorate this event. Conversely, the invasion was criticized by the United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, and Canada. Approximately 100 people lost their lives.
 
 
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Mary Priscilla (Johnston) Cartwright 1840-1878
Mary Priscilla (Johnston) Cartwright 1840-1878
Status: Located; A Memorial on the Anniversary of her Death at Age 37

"One year ago today were consigned to rest the mortal remains of Mary P. J. Cartwright (born Johnston). I had hoped that an abler pen than mine would have spoken of this noble women. “Who can tell if the best of men be known? Or whether there be not more remarkable persons forgot than any that stand recorded in the known account of time? The subject of this brief notice was the daughter of D.C. Johnston, artist, long known and esteemed in our community and sister to Thos. M. Johnston whose early death was so much lamented for he was respected and beloved by all whose privilege it was to know him. They sleep side by side in the old cemetery of St. Augustine. They loved in life [and] in death are not divided. The grand old elms wave over their ashes as they have over their kindred dust for many long years. They sleep in the sepulcher of their fathers."

March 22nd 1879 - The author is unknown but is likely a family member since this marked up draft was found in the family papers. 
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
Status: Located;  
 
16
Mrs. Barbara Edwards Honored
Mrs. Barbara Edwards Honored
Status: Located; Hawaii Honors Newswoman-Teacher, Wife of Former Rockland Educator
Reported in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and carried in the Rockland, Maine Courier-Gazette. 
 
17
Nellson-Freeman Marriage Certificate
Nellson-Freeman Marriage Certificate
Status: Located; Lewis Taylor Nellson and Helen Frances Freeman
First Congregational Church, Wareham MA
Christian Groezinger, Minister 
 
18
Obituary - Ada L. (Kelley) Hunter 1848-1914
Obituary - Ada L. (Kelley) Hunter 1848-1914
Status: Located; Bright's disease is a historical classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis.

Daughter Edith, Ada's primary caretaker, did not marry Harold Percy until three years later at age 33. 
 
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Obituary: David Claypoole Johnston 1798-1865
Obituary: David Claypoole Johnston 1798-1865
Status: Located; D.C. Johnston died in November 1865 at the age of 68 and 8 months His date of birth is, therefore, March 1798 not 1797 as stated. The March 1798 date of birth is also validated by the fact that he was the first child of parents married in April 1797. David Claypoole Johnston was named after his father's employer and friend David Claypoole.
 
 
20
Patricia Cartwright Parker 1932-2005
Patricia Cartwright Parker 1932-2005
Status: Located; Memorial Service 25 Sep 2005 
 
21
Richard Cartwright - The Magic Man
Richard Cartwright - The Magic Man
Status: Located; A performer that has been heartily endorsed by thousands over eighteen years of magical mysteries. You will not only be pleased, you will be enthusiastic. His lightning chalk sketches combined with the magic makes a delightful and well balanced program - a real evening's entertainment. Consider him for that club or church date at once. 
 
22
Roxbury City Gazette - Obituary
Roxbury City Gazette - Obituary
Status: Located; Thursday, November 16, 1865 
 
23
That New England Lady - Catherine (Freeman) Nimitz
That New England Lady - Catherine (Freeman) Nimitz
Status: Located; Nora Hampton, reporter for the Oakland Tribune, was a good friend of Catherine Nimitz. 
 
24
The Emporium Hat Store - New Orleans, LA
The Emporium Hat Store - New Orleans, LA
Status: Located; FLASH: NEW INFORMATION ON JOHNSTON DESCENDANTS

The Emporium Hat Store, situated at Poydras and Camp Streets, but a few blocks west of the Mississippi, was owned and operated by D.C. Johnston during the year 1860 as evidenced by the 1860 New Orleans Census where a D.C. Johnston is listed as a "Hatter." His wife's name is Isadora. Clearly, this D.C. Johnston is not our great great grandfather.

The available evidence identifies this individual as the nephew of our D.C. Johnston. Why would the family papers include this flyer if D.C. Johnston had not made it for his namesake nephew? Another link is this same 1860 census that identifies a new-born son, William P. Johnston, obviously named after the boy's grandfather, D.C. Johnston's brother. The New Orleans 1870 census provides further evidence since David C. Johnston and wife Isadora have four more children including a son named David C. Johnston born 1867.

The Johnston family is in Louisiana because D.C. Johnston's brother William moved there in the 1830s to work for New Orleans' Picayune Newspaper - still in business as the Times-Picayune after 170 years.  
 
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The Missing 49th Massachusetts (Irish) Regiment in the Civil War
The Missing 49th Massachusetts (Irish) Regiment in the Civil War
Status: Located; Union army recruiting escalated when Lincoln called for 300,000 troops in August 1862. In Boston, the Irish Society made a special pitch to the large, heavily Democratic Irish immigrant population. Drive coordinators planned to organize an all-Irish 47th Massachusetts Regiment under the command of "Colonel" Frank H. Ward. As other regiments began to form in Boston, and newspapers clamored for the community to work together to avoid a draft, the Irish Society sponsored a Grand Rally at Faneuil Hall to benefit "the only regiment being organized by the Irish Societies of Boston & Vicinity." Thomas Murphy Jerome Johnston, Irish and a personal acquaintance of Lincoln, was one of the coordinators. A draft of one of Johnston's recruiting flyers is shown below.

Despite a rousing speech by Edward Everett and the rally's apparent success, recruitment for the Irish regiment never met expectations. On September 11th, when the regiment was called into camp, there were insufficient numbers and the enlistees were placed into the 48th Massachusetts Regiment. In fact, Col. Ward does not appear in Massachusetts Men in the Civil War, suggesting that he never received his colonel's commission, nor do any of the other enlistees except for one individual who became a Lieutenant in Co. K of the 48th Massachusetts.

Citation: William L. Clements Libraby, University of Michigan, Edward Everett Manuscript: Speech at Meeting in Faneuil Hall September 8, 1862. Online http://www.clements.unmich.edu/. 
 
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Thomas Johnston Visits Philadelphia Relatives (Pg 1)
Thomas Johnston Visits Philadelphia Relatives (Pg 1)
Status: Located; In July 1860, Abraham Lincoln, was campaigning for the presidency in Springfield, IL. C.H. Brainard, a Boston lithograph publisher, hired Thomas Murphy Jerome Johnston, a noted Boston portrait artist and son of David Claypoole Johnston, to go to Springfield, IL to complete a portrait of Lincoln. On his way, Thomas wrote a letter to his father describing his stopover in New York City and arrival in Philadelphia. His father was a Philadelphia native and it appears there were numerous relatives to visit there. It is this particular letter, found in David Claypoole Johnston’s attic 120 years later that provided the first clue to my generation that D.C. Johnston, our great, great grandfather, was not an only child. 
 
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Thomas Johnston Visits Relatives in Philadelphia (Pg 2)
Thomas Johnston Visits Relatives in Philadelphia (Pg 2)
Status: Located; In July 1860, Abraham Lincoln, was campaigning for the presidency in Springfield, IL. C.H. Brainard, a Boston lithograph publisher, hired Thomas Murphy Jerome Johnston, a noted Boston portrait artist and son of David Claypoole Johnston, to go to Springfield, IL to complete a portrait of Lincoln. On his way, Thomas wrote a letter to his father describing his stopover in New York City and arrival in Philadelphia. His father was a Philadelphia native and it appears there were numerous relatives to visit there. It is this particular letter, found in David Claypoole Johnston’s attic 120 years later that provided the first clue to my generation that D.C. Johnston, our great, great grandfather, was not an only child. 
 
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Thomas Venner & Lucy Gardner Family - Marriage Certificate (1859)
Thomas Venner & Lucy Gardner Family - Marriage Certificate (1859)
Status: Located; Thomas was illiterate and his "mark" was entered on the certificate. This level of literacy was not abnormal during this period in England's history. Education was not "free" until 1870 and the wages of children were an important part of the family budget. By 1851, when Thomas was 13, only 10% of the children attended school - more in London but much less in the countryside. Note Lucy is considered a "spinster" at 17 years of age.

Citation: Venner-Gardner marriage, 7 Mar 1859, St. Luke's Church, St. luke's Parish, Southampton County, England. Certified copy issued 22 Apr 1964 by General Register Office, Somerset House, London (Application #427311); inherited and held in 2006 by DV Freeman (Benton County, WA)  
 
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U.S. Federal Census 1920
U.S. Federal Census 1920
Status: Located; MA, Suffolk, Boston, ED 568, roll 740, img 817, dwl 131, fam 200; Seminatore household, 99 Providence Street 
 
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U.S. Federal Census 1920
U.S. Federal Census 1920
Status: Located; MA, Suffolk, Boston, ED 517, sht 25A, roll 957, dwl 239, fam 286; Cameron/McCarthy household, 53 Humbolt Avenue 
 
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Wareham Courier Dentist Adv. (1917)
Wareham Courier Dentist Adv. (1917)
Status: Located; Note that the small town of Wareham now has four dentists including cousins Henry and Fred Freeman. Dr. Fred's advertisement had been in the Courier since May. 
 
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Warren Bowen Galucia Pension Application
Warren Bowen Galucia Pension Application
Status: Located; Warren filed for a disability pension in March 1874 due to the wounds received during the Civil War battles at Spottsylvania and Petersburg. 
 


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