Friday, May 27, 2016

His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Three

His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Three --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey


If you missed Parts One and Two, please click on the following links:  

His name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One

His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Two


So you know how you read something and then all of a sudden a whole new world is potentially opened up for you. Well, that's what happened when I read these words.

"My father was a slave and I took the name of my master --name Hauckins." 

These words I found in my 2nd great grand uncle Carolina Hauckins's Civil War Pension file. Pension files are such wonderful records to find. They can provide details sometimes that you just can't find anywhere else. Finding out that Carolina Hauckins's master was someone with the surname Hauckins gives me an avenue to continue my research. I may have unlocked a door to finding out the names of other kin who were owned by the same man.

Before I came to the page that had the words I highlighted at the beginning of this post, I came across this.


His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Three --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

Now this was his wife's testimony, not Carolina's. I had to find something in Carolina's pension file that was in his own words. I needed to have verification from the source. Just to be sure. Thankfully, I was able to find this affidavit. 


His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Three --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey


This form is from August 1898. It has so much good information on it. Prior to getting his pension file, I had no idea of Carolina's whereabouts before 1900. I wasn't able to locate him on the Federal Census in Morehead City in 1870 or 1880. Where was he? At last. I had my answers.
               
Where did you live from Febr 1, 1867 until you moved to your present place of residence, and what were the dates of various changes? If in a city state name of street and number of house

Answer, Morehead City Feb 19 1867 stayed here until 1870 thence to Goldsboro till 1870 thence to Wilmington in 1871 till 1877 Baltimore till Oct 1877 thence to Wilmington till 1878 thence to Phila

Have you ever been known by any name other than that given in your application for pension? If so, state it in full

Answer, When I arrived home from the army I found my family had changed their names to Jones.

Were you in the military or naval service under a name different from that which you are now known? If so, state what it was.

Answer, Carolina Hauckins my father was a slave and I took the name of my master name Hauckins

That last statement leaves me with the impression that perhaps Carolina and his father were owned by different folks. Or was it that they were owned by the same people and perhaps Carolina was hired out to work for another family.

Carolina Hauckins is going to keep me busy researching, that's for sure!

Friday, May 20, 2016

His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Two

His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Two --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey


If you missed Part One, here's the link:  His name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One

Well, as I continued to review through Carolina Hauckins's Civil War pension file it became evident that this man was indeed my 2nd great grand uncle. I mentioned in my last post that the pension information for Carolina's widow was mixed up with his own pension paperwork. I was too eager to find out if this was my dude so I decided to organize the paperwork at a later time. These affidavits were part of Agnes Hauckins's paperwork for her pension.


His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Two --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Affidavit provided by Wm H Jones and Oliver Jones

His Name Was Carolina Hauckins --Part Two --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Affidavit provided by Elizabeth Jones

The Jones siblings provided testimony that Carolina Hauckins was their brother and that Agnes Hauckins was his wife. In addition to that I now had marriage date for the couple, May 5, 1881!


But why did Carolina go by the surname Hauckins when the rest of the family went by the surname Jones? 

To be continued...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

His Name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One

His name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

My last post was one that I had started a few weeks ago, but just got around to finishing last week. In it I mentioned how I came across a man named Carline Hauckins when I did a review on what I knew about my 3rd great grandfather Cesar Jones. If you missed that post click here I ordered Carline's Civil War Pension file to see if in fact we were related.  I wasn't going to rely on just what was on Carline's death certificate. Yes, it did list a Cesar Jones and Mary Jones of Morehead City, NC as his parents. Were these my Cesar and Mary?

Well, Christmas came early this year because guess what came in the mail. You guessed it, the pension file. Did I get answers? Yes. Will I share them? Yes. First, I have to clear one thing up in particular.

His name was Carolina Hauckins. Previously, I referred to him as Carline and that was incorrect. So from this point on, Carolina is how I will refer to him.

Here's a look at how Carolina's potentially connected to me. (Click on the image to enlarge.)


His name was Carolina Hauckins --Part One --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

Who was Carolina Hauckins?

Based on information from his Civil War Pension file and his military records, Carolina Hauckins was born in Onslow County, NC on February 23, 1845. A brief description of his appearance can be found here.



His name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
 Source Information:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line].
 Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers.
 The National Archives at Washington, D.C. 


His name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
 Source Information:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line].
 Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers.
 The National Archives at Washington, D.C. 

Height:  5' 9"
Complexion: Blk
Eyes: dark
Hair:  dark
Occupation:  farmer

He was a member of Co. A of the 37th Regiment United States Colored Infantry.  He enlisted on December 26, 1863 in Beaufort, NC. Above you can see his name noted as "Carline Hauckings" yet another variation in spelling. 


Clues pointing to Carolina Hauckins being my kin.

1) Location he enlisted was at Beaufort, NC.


His name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Image courtesy of Google Maps
Beaufort is about 4 miles from Morehead City.

2) Place of birth.

Carolina Hauckins was born in Onslow County, NC, just like my other Jones kin. Here's the 1880 Federal Census showing my Jones ancestors living together in Morehead City, NC. Note the place of birth of each of them.


His name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. 



Carolina's pension file was somewhat out of order when I received it. His widow's pension file papers were mixed in with his but they kind of followed a reverse chronology. I wasn't interested in sorting everything at first. I just dug right into reading it. I went page by page looking for additional clues. 

This was one of the first pages I read through which gave me a pretty good hunch that that this man was indeed family.


His name was Carolina Hauckins -- Part One --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
From Carolina Hauckins's pension file.

In February of 1915, Carolina Hauckins resided in Philadelphia, PA with his wife Agnes. Prior to this filing, he had received a pension due to an injuries incurred during the war. He filed new paper work under the Sherwood Act of May 11, 1912 which awarded pensions to all veterans regardless of disability. 

You'll notice I have an arrow noted next to a name on the page above. The name that it is pointing to is Nathaniel E. Fenderson. Now why would this be important you may ask? Nathaniel Fenderson was married to Mary Jane Devaughn, my 1st cousin 3x removed. She was the daughter of Violet Jones Devaughn and Warren Devaughn. Violet was one of my 3rd great grandparents Cesar and Mary Jones's children. 

Nathaniel E Fenderson provided an affidavit that he knew Carolina Hauckins for 47 years!

More from Carolina's pension file tomorrow. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Carline, Are You Mine?

Carline, Are You Mine? --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey


Carline, are you mine? That's a questions I've been toying around with lately. Wait. Hold on a minute? Who is Carline? 

Carline Hawkins may just happen to be another son of my maternal 3rd great grandparents Cesar Jones and Mary H Mitchel of Morehead City, NC. If you missed my posts about Cesar and Mary, here are the links so that you can get acquainted with them. 

52 Ancestors: Week #6 --Cesar Jones

52 Ancestors: Week #7 --Mary H Mitchel Jones

Amanuensis Monday: The Will Of Mary Mitchel Jones


A couple a years ago, I came across an entry in Ancestry.com's North Carolina, Marriages 1741-2011 database that I thought might have been for my 3rd great grandparents.


Carline, Are You Mine? --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
 Source Information Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011 [database on-line]. 
Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.Original data: North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Microfilm. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.

This entry shows a Cesar Jones and Mary Hawkins who began their union in 1838. It's common to see when researching your ancestors a marriage that occurs sometime near the birth of a couple's first child. Now if this entry is in fact for my 3rd great grandparents it would kind of make sense because their oldest child Louis Oliver Jones was born in 1838. 


Carline Are You, Mine? --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Source Information Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.


Carline, Are You Mine? --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Source Information Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.


This is the other piece of evidence that leads me to believe that the marriage record I featured earlier in this post is for my 3rd great grandparents. On my 2nd great grandfather Alexander Hamilton Jones's death certificate it lists a Caesar H. Jones and a Mary H. Mitchel as his parents. 

Notice the middle initial here is "H." Perhaps that stood for Hawkins. 

How did Carline come onto the scene, you may be asking about now?  Recently, I reviewed what I knew about my 3rd great grandfather Cesar Jones. I did a new search on Ancestry.com and found something rather intriguing. 


Carline, Are You Mine? --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Source Information Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.



This is a death certificate for a "Carolina Hawkins/Hauckins" who died on August 2, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carolina's birthplace is listed as "Moorehead City, NC" and his parents are noted as a Cesar Jones and Mary Hauckins. Of course seeing this lead me to doing some more digging on this man known as Carolina or Carline depending on the record. It turns out that Carline was a member of the 37th USCT Company A and he lived long enough to receive a pension!  

You can guess what I've already done. Yes, I ordered a copy of Carline/Carolina's Civil War pension file. Oooh I can't wait to see what else I may discover when that file arrives. I hope to get confirmation that this man was in fact another child of my 3rd great grandparents, Cesar and Mary Jones of Morehead City. 

I'll keep you posted.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Our Musician --Spring Concert 2016

Our Musician --Spring Concert 2016 --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

Our viola player played with confidence during his Spring Concert. So proud of our big guy. If you saw my post that featured pictures from my daughter's recent gymnastics meet, you saw the little movie that was generated by Google Assistant from the pictures I had taken. That movie was auto created by the app and sent to me on my phone. I loved the movie so much I decided I should check out what other things I could do with Google Assistant. I love it when I find a new toy to play with! If you are not familiar with Google Assistant and Google Photos, take a look at the following link: http://www.wired.com/2015/06/coolest-stuff-didnt-know-google-photos/



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Great Grandma Ophelia Went To Summer School

Great Grandma Ophelia Went To Summer School --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey



Great Grandma Ophelia Went To Summer School --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Images from the Annual catalog of the Negro Agricultural and 
Technical College of  North Carolina, Vol 13, No. 2


I had to take a break from researching my Sampson County, NC kin on my father's side. It was making my eyeballs hurt. So I did some Googling on my Morehead City folks and came up with something new.

My maternal great grandma Ophelia T. Jones Bryant attended Summer school in 1921. The above entry was from a list of teachers who attended The A & T College Summer session in Greensboro, NC that year.

Ophelia Bryant worked as a school teacher in Morehead City, NC. She was also a devoted wife and mother. It's interesting to note that my great grandma attended Summer school the year before her daughter/my grandmother Mary Bryant Harrison Horton was born.


Great Grandma Ophelia Went To Summer School --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
My great grandmother Ophelia and
my grandmother Mary.

You can read more about Ophelia Jones Bryant in these posts:


Go On Girl!

Go On Girl! --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey


Can I tell you I am so impressed by technology these days. I have a Samsung 5 and it sends me notifications when Google Assistant has created something new with the pictures I've taken. Well the other day after attending my daughter's gymnastic meet it sent me this cute little movie.  Anyway, I am a proud mama and I can't help but share what my ladybug has been up to.

Carousel Classic Results:

1st Bars     8.0 
3rd Vault  8.5
4th Floor  7.9
3rd Beam 8.7

2nd Place All Around Score 33.1 




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