Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I miss you.
Until we meet again!
- author unknown
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Sunday, December 7, 2008

J C Harvey and V Pack

This is an outline of Joseph Columbus Harvey, his wife Virginia Pack and their children ... have some work to do on this still.
Joseph Columbus Harvey was born 4 Nov 1854 in Arkansas to Dr. Joseph T and Sarah Enos Harvey. On 20 October 1872 in Saline, Arkansas Joseph married Virginia Pack. She was born on 13 June 1856 in Arkansas to ?? and Mary J Pack (pictured below).
According to the 1910 Census, the couple had 6 children, 4 were living. I can account for the following five children: Annie (1874), William Lee (1877), Leta E (1884), Josephine F (1887) and Mary Yula (1891). I believe their sixth child might have been Frankie, but I am not sure of the year she was born.

Joseph passed away 15 Jul 1907. Virginia lived an additional 17 years and died on 20 Feb 1924. Both are buried at the Rosemont Cemetery, Section 3 in Benton, Saline, Arkansas.
1) Annie Harvey was born May 1874 in Arkansas. On _____ she married a gentleman by the name of Emile Trebing. Emile was born in Kentucky, Jan 1867 to parents who were both born in Germany. He was a graduate of the Kentucky School for the Blind and in 1888 was elected principal music teacher at the Arkansas School for the Blind. With the exception of the two years that he studied music at the Cincinnati Conservatory, he was the Director of the Music Department until his death in the summer of 1940.

The following excerpts are from the Arkansas School of the Blind history on

"Professor Trebing is described by students and co-workers as kind, patient, jolly and energetic. He was loved by students for his friendly and even-tempered disposition and for his dedication ... He accompanied the choir and composed music for his students to perform at concerts which were held frequently for the public. Two of his compositions for choral groups which have endured are "The Christmas Round" and "National Airs" which have been performed by students of the school over the years."

"Professor Trebing was a highly-gifted, partially sighted instructor of music who taught piano, organ, strings, woodwinds and music theory at ASB for 52 years ... Students describe "Professor" as a big, jolly, lovable teddy bear. He possessed an extraordinary ear for music. Those who knew him well say that he could play a piece of music immediately after hearing it. He and his wife were very active in the community. Professor Trebing was the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Trebing secured funding for a residence for blind women (The Trebing Home) at the time when the need for such a facility was acute. They were also largely responsible for the founding of the Association for the Blind, which became the ASB Alumni Association."

Annie was mentioned in the "Studies in Musical Education History and Aesthetics" as the President of the State Music Teacher's Association of Arkansas. She is also mentioned in the "Music Supervisors Journal" (Vol. X, No. 4) as Chairman of the Committee on High School Credit Course of the Arkansas State Music Teacher's Association.

This short article about Annie in the "State and National Music Associations, Second Annual Report" shows her dedictation to bring music into her community.

The "Arkansas Biennia Report of the Auditor of State for the years 1907-1908" (shown below) shows Annie was salaried as a Principal Teacher of Vocal Music.
Emile appears on this same report as a Musical Director.

It appears that Emile and Annie had only one child, a son named Emile Harvey Trebing, Jr who was born 20 Nov 1901. The family stories claim he broke his back when someone jumped on him in a pool and that his mother cared for him at home until his death on 29 May 1928.

Emile Trebing died 28 Jun 1940 and his wife Annie lived almost 15 years as a widow. She died on 8 Jan 1955 and the family of three were buried at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas.

2) William Lee Harvey (1.10), called "Lee," was born 19 Mar 1877 in Benton, Arkansas. Around 1893 he relocated to Sanford, Florida before 1912 where he lived as a resident through the end of his life. He was 34 years old when he married Alice Frances Robbins (1.11), age 22, in Sanford, Florida on 7 Feb 1912. Lee and Alice three children, William Lee, Jr (b: 7 Nov 1912), Alice Virginia (1.5) (b: 28 Feb 1914) and Hazel Folsom (b: 16 Dec 1915).

William Lee, Sr. and William Lee, Jr.

William Lee, Sr. and his three children, William, Alice and Hazel.

Lee lost sight in one eye from a thrown rock, so he attended and graduated from the Arkansas School for the Blind in 1897. He had a profession of musician and was also a piano tuner. For many years he was a member of the Al G Fields minstrel troupe and traveled abroad with several other minstrel shows. He was a cornetist and pianist.

Lee had been ill for two years before passing away at 10am on Saturday, 30 Jun 1951. His wife, Alice, passed away on 4 July 1959 and both are buried at the Evergreen Municipal Cemetery in Sanford, Seminole, Florida.

3) Josephine "Joe" F Harvey was born 24 June 1887 in Benton, Saline, Arkansas. She was 18 years old when she married Tilford "Tip" Lee Hockersmith, age 33, on 4 Mar 1906. At the time they were both residents of Benton, Saline, Arkansas. Together they had three children, Tilford Lee (b: 20 Nov 1907), Mary Virginia (b: 6 Nov 1914) and James Harvey "Boo" (b: 31 Mar 1915, d: 5 Oct 1994). Sometime after the birth of their last child, Joe and Tip were divorced and she later married William P (Mason) Gaylord (b: 13 Mar 1876, d: 17 Oct 1971). Joe was the first woman city treasure of Benton, Saline, Arkansas. Both Joe and William are buried at the Old Rosemont Cemetery in Benton, Saline County, Arkansas. She died 19 Mar 1976.

4) Leta E Harvey was born 21 Oct 1884 in Arkansas and was 25 years old when she married Jesse Andrew Dowdy, age 36 on 20 Feb 1910. Both were residents in Benton, Saline, Arkansas at the time of their marriage. Together they had at least one child, a daughter named Maxine (b: about 1914). Jesse was born 12 Apr 1874 and died 4 Mar 1923. He is buried at the Old Rosemont Cemetery, Section 7 in Benton, Saline, Arkansas. Leta died 32 years after her husband on 4 Nov 1955 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.

Lee Harvey, Mary J Pack-Boyd (mother of Virginia Pack),
Josephine Hockersmith-Gaylord and Maxine Dowdy.

5) Mary Yula was born on January 7, 1891 and died on June 20, 1894. She was just over 3 years old.


Joseph Columbus and Virginia P Harvey are buried at the Old Rosemont Cemetery, Section 3 in Benton, Saline County, Arkansas. Also buried there are Mary Yula and Frankie. I assume that Frankie might be their sixth child and perhaps he or she died at a young age as well.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery (Orlando, FL)

Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, Florida 34734
(407) 293-1361

On November 23, 2008, Mom, Aunt Andie, Grandpa and I visited the Woodlawn Cemetery in Gotha, Florida. This cemetery is HUGE, and we had a tough time finding what we were looking for. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate Charles Alexander Hall (Grandpa's brother). I also did not realize that Grandpa's sister, Miriam is likely buried at this cemetery as well, so did not have plot information on her.

Erna Virginia Austin Hall Thomas (1:13), Grandpa's mother, is buried in Section K, near The Last Supper marble wall.

James Thomas Hall (1:12 son), Grandpa's half-brother, is buried under the trees in Section E 60-4

Robert Edward Hall (1:12 son), Grandpa's brother, is buried 8 rows from the back, on the road. He is in Section P 14-86 in the Praying Hands section.

Here are links to direction and plot maps to this cemetery:

Greenwood Cemetery (Orlando, FL)

Greenwood Cemetery
1603 Greenwood Street
Orlando, Florida
(407) 246-2616

Mom and Aunt Andie updating our records

On November 23, 2008 Mom, Aunt Andie, Grandpa and I visited the Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. Located here is the grave of my Great-Grandpa, William Leighton Hall. Grandpa explained that they did not yet have family plots purchased and since his father died so early (age 50) he was buried in his brother's plot.

From the Greenwood Street entrance, M is the first section. Follow the road to the right. Our relatives are located at the bottom of the hill in Section M, facing Section R.

William Leighton Hall (1:12), Grandpa's father, is buried in Block M-27

Me and Great-Grandpa, William Leighton Hall

Charles Clinton Hall, Grandpa's uncle

Adela Pauline (Lena) Hall, wife of Charles Clinton Hall
Here are links for directions and plot layout information for this cemetery:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Evergreen Municipal Cemetery (Sanford, FL)

Evergreen Municipal Cemetery
1975 West 25th Street
Sanford, Florida 32773

On November 22, 2008, my mom and I visited the Evergreen Municipal Cemetery in Sanford, Florida. Something to note if you ever venture to this cemetery ... there are many, many cemeteries all connected together, so be sure to look for the sign first to be sure you are looking in the right place. This particular cemetery was beautiful with ancient oak trees providing shade and beauty. The best part was the huge, color-coded plot map! Fortunately we knew that our group was in Section G, Lot 47, so it was super easy to find. I have included pictures of my direct desendents, but also at this cemetery was the tombstone for William Lee Harvey (son of William Lee and Alice Frances Harvey). We also stumbled upon the tombstone for Katherine Calhoun Hardy (Aunt Katsie), but she is another line all together and I'll touch on that at another time.

Aaron Robbins (5:2)
Alice Eugenia Folsom Robbins (5:3)

Alice Frances Robbins Harvey (1:11)

William Lee Harvey (1:10)

Greenwood Cemetery (Eustis, FL)

Greenwood Cemetery
22 Haselton Street
Eustis, Florida 32726
(352) 357-5749

On November 22, 2008, my mom and I visited Greenwood Cemetery in Eustis, Florida. Located there in Section 134; Lot 4 are my grandparents.

Charles Haddon Calhoun (1:4) / Alice Virginia Harvey Calhoun (1:5)
Here is a copy of the plot map:

Lakeside Memory Gardens (Eustis, FL)

Lakeside Memory Gardens
36601 County Road 19A
Eustis, FL 32726
(352) 357-3404

On November 22, 2008 my mom and I visisted my grandmother's gravesite at Lakeside Memory Gardens in Eustis, Florida. Her tombstone is located in the Christus Lot 167D

Frances Newton Hall (1:7)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

J Folsom (298.4) and M Clark Gilman (298.5)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #298)
I stumbled across a treasure while hunting for details on the Folsom line of my father’s family. A gentleman by the name of Jacob Chapman has compiled a book called A Genealogy of the Folsom Family. I have provided a link on the left under "Research Sources". He has so many details, dates and stories, that it is difficult to do anything other than quote him, which I will designate with quotation marks. I may paraphrase some of what he says as well, so consider this whole post (and the next Folsom posts) a quote from Mr. Chapman.

“Hingham, England, a town about 14 miles WSW of Norwich, and 97 NE of London, in the neighborhood of a small lake about a mile in circumference, and having a fine old stone church with a tower and a chime of eight bells.” It was here that John Folsom (298.4) was baptized in 1615. He was married in October 1636 to Mary Gilman (298.5), the oldest child of Edward and Mary Clark Gilman.

“On the 26th of April, 1638, the ship “Diligent, of Ipswich,” Eng., of 350 tons burden, John Martin, master, set sail from the mouth of the Thames for Massachusetts bay, having on board nineteen families and six or eight single persons, - in all, one hundred and thirty-three. Twelve of these families, numbering eighty-four souls, were from old Hingham – the rest from the immediate vicinity; and they had all embarked for the purpose of joining a colony settled in Hingham, Mass. (1633-37), consisting of ten families and five signle persons (in all, forth-nine), who had been their friends and neighbors in old Hingham. Among those now emigrating were John Foulsham, of Hingham, then twenty-three or twenty-four years of age, and his young wife, to whom he had been married about a year and a half. They were attended by two servants. His wife’s father and mother (Edward and Mary Clark Gilman, of Hingham), three younger brothers (Edward, not quite twenty-one years old, John and Moses), two younger sisters (sarah, and Lydia who married Dnaiel Cushing – 1645), and three servants of the family, were fellow-passengers. The rector of the parish, Rev. Robert Peck, with his family, consisting of wife, two children, and two servants, also formed part of the company. The immediate occasion of their departure seems to have been trouble in ecclesiastical matters.”

“The party having landed at Boston, Mass, August 10, 1638, immediately proceeded to their place of destination, [Hingham, Mass], about fourteen miles south-east from Boston.” It is there that John and Mary Gilman had seven children and in this order: Samuel (about 1638/9), John (1640/41), Nathaniel (abt 1644), Israel (abt 1646), Peter (abt 1649), Mary (abt 1651), and Ephraim (1654).

“John Folsom and wife, with their children, followed her father and mother to Exeter, probably not earlier than 1650, the first authentic record of their residence in that town being in the year 1655.” “He lived on the west side of the river, where the first settlements in Exeter were made …”

From 1675-1676 an armed conflict arose between Native American inhabitants and English colonists. Called King Philip's War, after the main leader of the Native American side, it "was proportionately one of the bloodiest and costliest in the history of America." Brothers Samuel and Peter (as a Lieutenant) served in this war.

John Folsom died two days after Christmas 1681 in Exeter, New Hampshire. His wife, Mary lived an additional eight to ten years after that.

On June 11, 1709, at age 55, Ephraim Folsom was “shot by and Indian as he was riding home from the village of Exeter.”

J Folsom (298.2) and A Perkins (298.3)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #298)
John Folsom (298.2) was the son of John Folsom and Mary Clark Gilman and was baptized on October 3, 1641 in Hingham, Massachusetts. “Deacon John Folsom was a man of high standing and good property, active both in church and in political affairs.” At age 34, on November 10, 1675 he married Abigail Perkins (298.3), born April 12, 1655 to Abraham and Mary Wyeth Perkins in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Together they had nine children who were all born in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire and probably in this order: Abigail (1676), Abraham (abt 1678), John (abt 1680), Jeremiah (1685), Mary (1681), Jonathan (abt 1685), Mercy (abt 1691), Sarah (abt 1703) and Lydia.
Their daughter Mary died around age 29, on Valentine’s Day in 1710/11, leaving two children.

His Last Will and Testament (link is listed below), dated November 1715, shows that John Folsom (298.2) had acquired quite a bit of land and property. He died in Exeter, New Hampshire on December 11, 1715.

J Folsom (38.8) and A Ladd (38.9)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #38)
Jonathan Folsom (38.8) was the son of Deacon John and Abigail Perkins Folsom and was born about 1685 in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Sometime prior to 1713, Jonathan married Anna Ladd (38.9), born Christmas Day in 1691 in Exeter.

When Jonathan was only 30 years old his father, Deacon John, died on the 11th of December 1715. Jonathan is said to have “inherited the homestead in the east part of the town, where he became wealthy and influential.”
Jonathan and Anna had 12 children, all born in Exeter, and probably in this order: Abigail, Anna, Sarah, John, Mary (1722), Jonathan (1724), Nathaniel (1726), Samauel (1732), Trueworthy (1734), Josiah (1735), Lydia and Elizabeth.

It is said of their son, Trueworthy that he was “not so well to do in the world as his brothers, the Colonel [Samuel] and the General [Nathaniel], but superior to them both, in humor and wit.”

Brother Nathaniel was an American merchant and statesman. He was a delegate for New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1777 to 1780, as well as the Major General of the New Hampshire Militia.

Colonel Samuel Folsom is known for building the Folsom Tavern in about 1775 which was the center of Exeter's political scene during the Revolution. Revolutionary officers met at the Folsom Tavern on Tuesday, November 18, 1783, and formed the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire. President George Washington stopped by the tavern on the morning of November 4, 1789 to ‘partake of a collation’ during his tour of New England. After his death in 1790, his wife Elizabeth continued to run the tavern until her death in 1805 as "Widow Folsom's Inn."
Samuel died on May 22, 1790 and just four days later, his brother Nathaniel died. Both were buried at the Winter Street Burial Ground in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Major General Nathienal Folsom
Colonel Samuel Folsom

It was Exeter where Jonathan Folsom (38.8) and Anna Ladd (38.9) Folsom died in Feb 1739/40 and July 27, 1742.