I found Sarah Eva Howe's handwritten, year-by-year account of births, deaths, and marriages in her own Howe family and the Salyers family into which she married. The 11 pages are in one of the scrapbooks Sarah compiled after her marriage, when she was recording family history for her four
From previous posts, you know that Sarah fell in love with family history when she was a child. She paid attention when her Cost and Howe parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins told stories. She watched as events were recorded in the family Bibles. She wrote themes about her family. She collected photos. She became the family historian every family longs to have.
Within the transcript, parentheses are original to Sarah's handwriting. Brackets contain my own comments and clarifications. I've linked some names to previous posts about Sarah's ancestors. In several cases, links are duplicated because names are listed in the chronology more than once.
Chronology of Our Family, General
[On the first page is this tantalizing notation: "1682-1799 Lamson-Freeman dates not included
as they are complete elsewhere." You can bet I'll be digging around to find that!]
1790(?) Salyers – grandfather of D.H. Salyers 1st came to Kentucky with small son.
1790 Howe-Brown — Both families were living in “5-mile town.” We have a Bible dated 1790, property of Mrs. Brown, mother (or grandmother) of Sarah Brown Howe who came to Kentucky in 1847 (my grandmother) with her husband John and small son Will.
1772 Cost — Daniel Cost, [2 overwritten with a 4, or vice versa] years old, was left an orphan when parents were killed by Indians in Maryland, he was “bound out” to Major Beyer, who raised him as a son (of Philadelphia).
1800 Daniel Cost was married to Mary Fisher at home of Major Beyer (now in Maryland).
1811 Arnet – Grandpa David Arnet born in Albany, NY
1812 Cost – Grandpa Henry Cost born (in Maryland)
1817 Benjamin Lamson & Abigail Freeman married in Ohio on way to Indiana (both born in 1790s).
I have based all these dates on the year of death which I remember and the age at death, but perhaps they had not reached birthday. [Indeed, some of the years Sarah listed based on what she knew about birth dates and ages are a year or two off.]
1806(?) Elisabeth Voris born Elizabeth(?), NJ.
1813(?) Mary Arison [ditto mark = born] Lancaster County, Pa., of Quaker parents, came to Ohio (about) 1821.
1820(?) David Hillis Salyers born to boy (name unknown) who came over from Va. with father in 1790 (his mother's and grandmother's name unknown to us)
1821 Howe – John Howe born at “5-mile town” C. Fermanagh Ireland
1823 Brown — Sarah Brown born, at same place as above. Her mother’s name was McKean and relatives of that name were already in America in the 1700s. Malsy[?] have her grandfather’s Bible (about 1800).
1829 King — James Guthrie King (father’s name Daniel, mother’s was Guthrie — We have further data elsewhere)
1825(?) Amelia Lamson born at Craig Indiana (married D H Salyers)
1830 Father of D.H. Salyers died suddenly (in Indiana)
1831 Cost – Richard Henry, born Cincinnati
1835 David Arnet and Elizabeth Voris married in New Jersey.
1837 [7 is written over 8] Sarah Eva Arnet born (m. R H Cost)
1836(?) Mary Mayfield born (m James King) (her mother’s name was Wood)
1846(?) David Hillis Salyers, Amelia Lamson married (Ind[iana])
1845 John Howe and Sarah Brown married in Ireland
1847 They came to America to Flemingsburg Ky. with William Ficklin 2 months old (first) son
1849 Charles David Salyers born on fathers plantation near Greenville, Miss.
1848 Margaret Elizabeth born to John and Sarah Howe
1851 Abigail born to David H and Amelia Salyers
1853 John Irvine, born to John and Sarah Howe
1855 Robert James [ditto marks under John and Sarah Howe]
1855 Thomas Deveraux born to DH & Amelia Salyers
1857 Katherine born to James Guthrie Salyers and Molly King
1855 James King and Molly Mayfield married (near Bedford)
1860 D H Salyers family settle in Carrollton
1856 Richard Cost and Sarah Eva Arnet married (Willie, first son born 1854 died ’58)
1857 Joseph Brown Howe born near Champaign Ill.
1859 Alice Ada Cost born to Richard Cost and Sarah Arnet (Dec.)
1860 [6 is written over a 5] George Thompson Howe born to John and Sarah Howe
1862 Sarah Varina born to [ditto marks under John and Sarah Howe]
1861?) Jessie Fremont born to Richard and Sarah Cost
1859 Nancy [ditto marks under born to] James and Molly King
1859 John Howe & family settle in Carrollton
1866(?) Josephine [ditto marks under born to] James and Molly King
Naomi [ditto marks under born to] Richard & Sarah Cost
1869 Mary [ditto marks under born to Richard & Sarah Cost]
1859(?) William Levi born to D H & Amelia Salyers
1864? Ruth Salyers [ditto marks under born to D H & Amelia Salyers]
1861? Rudolph Ferdinand [ditto marks under born to D H & Amelia Salyers]
1869 D. H. Salyers goes to Arkansas
Elizabeth Howe dies at 21
1873 Wm F. Howe married Louise Winslow [in] Carrollton
1874 Charles D. Salyers married Katharine King
1874 David H. Salyers dies in Arkansas
1876 [Brothers] John [Irvin] and Robert Howe go to Europe for 9 month trip
1877 Sarah Brown Howe dies
1877 Lillie (Margaret Elizabeth) born to Wm. and Lou Winslow Howe
1875 Charles born to CD and Katharine Salyers (lived one day)
1876 James [ditto marks under born to CD and Katharine Salyers] lived five months
1878 William Levi, 3rd son born to [ditto marks under born to CD and Katharine Salyers]
1878(?) Henry Cost dies in Cincinnati
1877 T.D. Salyers married to Miss Knox of Vevay, Ind.
1879 Louise born to T[homas] D. Salyers & wife
1879 John J. Howe born to Wm & Lou Howe (Nov. — same night as —
1879 John Howe senior marries Jane Bell widow (from Cincinnati) with one (living) daughter Katharine
1878 John I[rvine] Howe marries Lucy Froman (of Ghent)
1879 Lucy, wife of John I. Howe, dies by accidental drowning with unborn child (in Covington)
1880 Robert King Salyers born to CD & Kate Salyers
1881 John I. Howe marries Miss Emily Bender Lynn, of Covington
1881 George Thompson Howe dies of tuberculosis in Colorado
1881 Alice Ada Cost meets Robert Howe at St. Paul’s Church (Methodist)
1878 or 79 John I. & Robert J. sent by father [John Howe]to Cincinnati to establish branch to sell products of woolen mills
1882 March 25, Alice Cost and Robert Howe become engaged, married 11th October (same year)
1883 Sarah Eva Howe born to Alice at Walnut Hills, Cincinnati Aug. 10
Sarah's chronology can be a little confusing because it blends events from her birth family and her husband's family. I'm grateful to have found it after I gathered much of the genealogy and vital records for both sides. The information I already knew made it easier to follow Sarah's notes.
Coming in the next post: Howe-Salyers Chronology Part 2, from 1883 to 1915, plus some additional "forgotten" earlier years and a few notes about Sarah's grandchildren born in the 1940s.
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