Reference code(s): GB 0211 DAVIESTRELECH
Held at: Carmarthenshire Archives Service
Title: Davies, Trelech, Collection
Short Title: Davies collection of Morgan family deeds and papers
Creation date(s): 1808-1911
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 27 items
Name of creator(s): N. Howell Davies
Administrative/Biographical history: N. Howell Davies, of Trelech a'r Betws, Carmarthenshire, accumulated papers and deeds of the Morgan family. The Rev. Hector Davies Morgan (died c. 1839) of Castle Heddingham, Essex, was married to Frances Morgan and had four children. The eldest was Thomas Morgan (fl. 1839-1877), a Cardigan solicitor, whose only daughter, Jane Evans Morgan, married Elliot Lloyd Price of Castlepiggin. Thomas appears to have been succeeded by Charles Evans Davis Morgan-Richardson. The relationship of the family to the depositor is not known.
Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents relating to properties in Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, including Gilvach and Penrhiw farms and other properties in Trelech a'r Betws, Carmarthenshire, and properties in Cardigan, Cardiganshire, 1808-1911; and copies, 1880, of wills of the Morgan family (1839-1876).
Davies, J. and Thomas, H.M. Hanes pedair ysgol: Pen-y-bont, Trelech, Alma, Penrhiwlas, Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer (1975) 137 p., plate: p., ill., 1 map, 1 port. [ISBN: 0850882885] .Available for lookups on the South/West Wales Lookup Exchange.
Reference code(s): GB 0211 BRUWHI
Held at: Carmarthenshire Archives Service
Title: Brunel White Collection of Carmarthenshire Deeds
Short Title: Brunel White collection of Oakley family deeds
Creation date(s): 1673-1891 (accumulated [20th century])
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 53 items
Name of creator(s): Oakley family of Carmarthen; Evans family of Towy Castle and Cwmcloch
Administrative/Biographical history: John Oakley (died c. 1712) was an alderman of the county borough of Carmarthen. He was succeeded by his grandson, John Oakley (fl. 1712-1734). They had dealings with the Rev. Henry Rogers (fl. 1708-1734), rector of Trefilan and later Llanfihangel Ystrad parishes, Cardiganshire. William Evans (died c. 1833) of Towy Castle was vicar of Llandyfaelog and in 1794 married Mary Lewis, daughter of Rees and Elizabeth Lewis of Cwmcloch, Tre-lech a'r Betws. Towy Castle was inherited by his grandson, William Rees Evans (fl. -1852), who later moved to Cwmcloch.
Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1673-1891, including deeds of the Oakley family of Carmarthen and others, 1673-1818, relating to properties in the county borough of Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, and the parish of Trefilan, Cardiganshire; deeds of the Towy Castle and Cwmcloch estates, 1769-1886, relating to properties in Trelech a'r Betws, Llanwinio, Llandyfaelog, Llangyndeyrn and Abergwili.
After I read the Evans obits that you found online, googled "Welsh Community" Brown Kansas - and found a Nebraska - Ohio Welsh connection. There was a Welsh Community in Richard County, Nebraska, which is just across the state line from Brown County, Kansas. The community started shortly after the Civil War - which ended in 1864. So the timing was right to communicate with those who came to Brown County. This community was from Ohio - how I wish they were from New York!
Or do you know some Pictons from Ohio too?
Some of the Picton descendants including Owen's and Appleoffs lived in that County. In the town of Falls City, Nebraska. Here's what I found.
STORY OF THE PROSPERITY OR A STUDY OF A WELSH COLONY
No colony in south-eastern Nebraska ever played a more important part in the development of a new Country than did the Welsh, who came to Richardson County from Pomeroy, Ohio, in the first three or four years following the Civil War. They settled in a community known as Prairie Union north-east of where is now located Stella, and about ten miles west of the Missouri River. Preceding the Ohio Welsh there came here from Wisconsin three Welsh families, David Thomas and David Higgins, who came together in 1859, and Daniel Davis who came in 1863. The Wisconsin Welsh made the entire journey by ox-team. There was a big colony of Pomeroy Welsh, who had come over from the old country to work in the coal mines. As they had been here but a comparatively short time they did not enlist in the Civil War, as did their neighbours, so many of whom were away from home that the miners were paid higher wages than usual. During any time of idleness they discussed opportunities for investment in land and the best place to go. Alex McGechie, a Scotchman, and some of his Welsh friends heard wonderful stories, from returning soldiers, of the country about Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain in Tennesee and made a journey of investigation, but decided that section was better adapted to mining.
Within the very next few years there came (to Nebraska in 1867) from Pomeroy the following twelve famiilies, making many in the settlement from the same place: David N. Jones, Alex McGechie, John M. Lewis, Richard Morris, Jonah Jones, Edmund Williams, David N. Jones, David R. Jones, Samuel Brimble, James Evans, Robert Roberts, David Phelps and John Owens. All were Welsh except Mr. McGechie. The trip was made by water, as Pomeroy was on the Ohio, and Aspinwall in this State was made the landing point. At the time Mr. McGechie and others came, six weeks were spent on the boat. During two weeks of this time the boat was laid up on a sandbar and three times on the journey the cargo was unloaded. Of the above men named there is but one survivor today, 1917, Alexander McGechie, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, who was ninety years of age in April 1917. Mrs. JOHN M. LEWIS, who, at the age of eighty-five died at her home in Shubert in 1915, was the last surviving woman of the pioneers who founded the settlement. David N. Jones, the last surviving head of a Welsh family among the settlers, died in 1909 at his home seven miles northeast of Stella. He was born in Wales in 1832, came to America in 1837, and had lived continuously on the same farm since coming here. These pioneers prospered and their families were an honor to the community. Most of them, perhaps all, were of a devout religious nature; anyway two Welsh churches were founded in this community. Prairie Union and Penuel; the latter, during its existence, being about two miles northeast of the former. The homeseekers were quiet, peace-loving men. They stuck together like a band of brothers, helping each other until new machinery made the necessity less. The roads at first were scarcely more than a trail or path and often the grass was tall and wet, or the path was filled with dust. Along most of the streams, now covered with a good growth of timber, in those early days of the Welsh settlement there was not a tree, owing to the very frequent prairie fires.
Elizabeth Picton obtained work at a hotel. By the late summer of 1870 they had raised enough money to pay for the passage of the rest of the family, and had bought 160 acres of land. Stephen Picton paid ten dollars an acre [$1,600] in July 1870 to William H. Tarr for the 160 acre farm. That year he built a large one-room log cabin, with a loft for sleeping. For an account of this family see “The Family Tree of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Picton, Their Family and Descendants, 1825-1976”, 150 pp. by Owen S. Picton. Each year a Picton Family reunion is held at Hiawatha, Kansas on the first Sunday in August, to which the descendants of Stephen and Eliza Picton are invited. The information in the above booklet has been supplemented by Owen Picton on his website .
The big adventure for Eliza Picton and the rest of the family began with a 14 day transatlantic crossing. They arrived at Ellis Island in New York. They then caught a special train heading west and eventually arrived at St. Joseph, Missouri, where they were met by Stephen and James Picton. From St. Joseph they rode on the Grand Island Railroad to Hiawatha. There they met Elizabeth Picton, and walked the eight miles to their new home. William H. Tarr had taken out the first patent on this land on 17 May 1854 [records of the Register of Land office at Iowa Point, Kansas]. In July 1870 William H. Tarr sold some of the land to Stephen Picton for $1,600.
Stephen Picton signed US citizenship papers on 3 February 1872 at the District Court of Brown County, Kansas. He farmed with oxen until 1876, when he bought a horse. On 20 September 1879 he was one of 36 delegates to the Brown County Republican Convention [Grant W. Harrington, The Annals of Brown County, Kansas, 1903] and the same book states that on 29 August 1891 he was a delegate from Padenia Township to the Brown County Peoples Party County Convention. In 1882 the Picton family built a new and bigger house. Stephen Picton kept an account book in which he recorded all his expenditure. The house burnt down in the early 1900s, and another one was built on the same location.
In 1895 the Picton family and others in the neighbourhood organised the foundation of the Bethel Baptist Church, about a mile and a half from their home. This was dedicated on 11 August 1895 but disbanded in June 1931.
In 1886 Stephen and Eliza Picton went back to Wales. They left home on 7 May 1886 and returned on 18 September 1886 in the ship S.S. Baltic, captained by George Barton and owned by the White Star Line. This ship sailed from Liverpool and Queenstown, Ireland. They spent 305 dollars on the trip. A print survives of this vessel rescuing the crew of the sailing ship Assyria in the Atlantic. Stephen Picton’s favourite pastime was singing. They had joined the Baptist Church at Hiawatha, about 8 miles away.
Stephen Picton died on 18 October 1896 near Hiawatha, Kansas, aged 70, just a year or so after the dedication of the church. Eliza Picton was living at District 32, Padonia township, Brown County, Kansas, in the 1900 Census, aged 70 [born June 1830 in Wales], with two of her children, John and Frances Picton, and two grandchildren, Fred and Stephen Picton. Eliza Picton, died on 20 May 1906 after a long illness and was cared for by her daughter, Frances Picton. Stephen and Eliza Picton have a family plot in the Hiawatha cemetery. There is a full description of all the American descendants of this branch down to the date of its publication in a 148 page booklet produced by Owen S. Picton of Blair, Nebraska, in 1976, updated via his website, and the family hold reunions of descendents of Stephen and Eliza Picton at Hiawatha. The children of Stephen and Eliza Picton were:
i. ELIZABETH PICTON, born 13 August 1851 at Dyffryn Boidyn, Llanboidy, which was where her mother’s parents lived at this time. Stephen Picton was described as a farmer at Monk Mill, Llanwinio, on her birth certificate. Elizabeth Picton emigrated to Kansas in 1870 with her father and brother, James Picton – but as yet she cannot be located in the 1870 US Census Returns. Elizabeth Picton married William White Joslin on 30 March 1873 at the residence of Senator Morrill, Hiawatha, Kansas. William White Joslin was born on 14 September 1844 at Tawstock in the County of Devon. William Joslin died on 8 April 1899 in Kansas. William and Elizabeth Joslin were the parents of:
a. JAMES JAY JOSLIN, born 1873 in Kansas. He married Edna Franklin [or Earl] and they were the parents of:
i. JAMES JOSLIN, Jr.
ii. THEODORE F. JOSLIN. He married Ruth ----- and lived at Hollywood, California, but they had no children.
b. EDWARD WHITE JOSLIN, born 18 December 1875 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He married Nellie or Ellen Crawford. They were living at Center township, Stevens County, Kansas, in the 1900 Census. Edward W. Joslin was aged 24 and Nellie Joslin was aged 24, born in June 1876. Edward Joslin was variously a grocer or banker. Nellie Joslin died on 15 August 1903. Edward Joslin died on 27 November 1918 at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas during the 1918 influenza pandemic, aged 42. Edward and Nellie Joslin were the parents of:
i. WILLIAM R. JOSLIN, born June 1888. He was living with his parents in the 1900 Census, aged 11. William Joslin died in 1968. He was the father of:
a. JOANN JOSLIN
ii. ROBERT W. JOSLIN, born 17 April 1900 at Salina, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1900 Census, aged 1 month. He died on 20 July 1920 at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, in a farm accident.
iii. MARIAN JOSLIN, born 12 February 1902 at Salina, Kansas. She married to William Harvey Andrews [born 9 January 1902] on 3 February 1926 at Los Angeles, California. They lived at Pasadena, California, and he was ice-President of a bank. William H. Andrews died on 24 December 1969 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Pasadena, California. William and Marian Joslin were the parents of:
a. RICHARD JOSLIN ANDREWS
b. JOHN WILLIAM ANDREWS
Edward White Joslin remarried to Ethel Belle Winzle [born 24 August 1887 at St. John, Stafford County, Kansas, the daughter of Theodore Henry Winzle and Maud Kirk] on 28 December 1903 or 1905 at Mead City, Mead County, Kansas. He had been elected to the Kansas Senate, but died in 1918 before he could take office. After his death Ethel Joslin moved a number of times and came to Covallis, Oregon. Ethel Joslin died on 2 August 1984 at Lake Chelan, Chelan County, Washington State. Edward and Ethel Joslin were the parents of:
iv. JAMES CECIL JOSLIN, born 18 March 1907, Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. He married Claire Zarembra in 1924. He remarried to Elsie Victoria White on 19 February 1947 at Las Vegas, Nevada. They lived at Glendale, California where he owned a fleet of trucks. James Joslin died on 11 February 1991. James and Claire Joslin were the parents of:
a. GARY JAMES JOSLIN
v. HAROLD WINZEL JOSLIN, born 9 November 1910 at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. He married Helen B. Schrader [born 18 August 1912] on 31 March 1935 at Berkeley, Alameda County, California. They lived at San Anselmo, California. Harold Joslin died in 1983. Harold and Helen Joslin were the parents of:
a. ROBERT WILLIAM JOSLIN
b. JANET SUE JOSLIN
vi. CHARLES LESLIE WOODROW JOSLIN, born 22 February 1913 at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. He worked his way through college at Corvallis and married Mary Woodcock. He studied to become a teacher, but left and acquired a drugstore and a soft drinks botling plant. Charles Joslin married Mary Leone Woodcock on 12 February 1938 at Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon. Charles Joslin died on 13 May 1983 at Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon and is buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay. Mary Joslin/Woodcock was born on 27 December 1913 at Corvallis and died on 21 June 1996 at Coos Bay. She is buried alongside her husband.
a. HELEN LOUISE JOSLIN, she is studying to be a professional genealogist. Her daughter is Lisa Curtis, living at Corvallis, Oregon, in 2005. She took a degree in nursing and put her husband through graduate school in Texas. He is an optometrist at Corvallis.
b. LESLIE ANN JOSLIN
c. PATRICIA LEE JOSLIN, born 21 July 1946 and died 23 July 1946 at Corvallis, Oregon. She is buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery, Corvallis.
vii. RICHARD PHILLIP JOSLIN, born 13 May 1915 at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. He married Kathryn Bounds on 3 June 1938. Richard and Kathryn Joslin were the parents of:
a. TOM JOSLIN. He was unmarried and a fisherman at Seatle, Washington State.
viii. GWENDOLYN EULENE JOSLIN, born 17 August 1918 at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. She married, firstly, Jack Curzon, at Denver, Colorado. She married, secondly, Edward Philip Ferris [born 5 March 1916] on 17 July 1939 at Spokane, Washington State. Edward Ferris died on 4 December 1963 at Chelan, Washington State, and was buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane. Edward and Gwendolyn Ferris were the parents of:
a. EDWARD GEORGE FERRIS
c. CHARLES WESLEY JOSLIN, born 25 August 1878 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He married Jenny E. Mortensen in 1922 at Spokane, Washington State. Jenny Joslin died in 1941 at Spokane and was buried in Glenwood Cemetry, Spokane. Charles Wesley Joslin died on 29 January 1951 and was likewise buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Spokane. Charles and Jannie Joslin were the parents of:
i. CHARLES MORTEN JOSLIN, born at Spokane, Washington State. He was a professional engineer. He married Margaret B. Holl on 9 June 1945 at Spokane. Charles and Margaret Joslin were the parents of:
a. RICHARD MORTEN JOSLIN, born at Spokane.
b. NANCY ANN JOSLIN
c. GAIL EVALYN JOSLIN, born at Spokane.
d. WINIFRED WALLACE JOSLIN, born 1879 at Hiawatha, Kansas. She never married and lived in California, where she died on 3 January 1957.
e. ROBERT RAYBURN JOSLIN, born 1881 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He married Mary Henderson. Robert Joslin lived in California and died on 28 December 1955. His wife, Mary Joslin, died on 3 March 1955.
ii. MARY PICTON, born 30 January 1853 at Gorse-gandrill, St. Clears [Carmarthen, June 1853, 11a 514]. She emigrated to Kansas in 1870. She married William Dunsmore Hatch, son of George and Jeanette Hatch [born at Pinkerton in Canada], on 30 January 1878 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. They lived at Hiawatha until 18 February 1898, when they moved to Alaska, because of the gold rush, but they were living back in Hiawatha in the 1900 Census, aged 57 and 48 respectively. William D. Hatch died in 1923 near Cargill in Canada. Mary Hatch died on 25 June 1926, aged 73, and was buried at Hiawatha Cemetery. William and Mary Hatch were the parents of:
a. GEORGE STEPHEN HATCH, born 19 March 1880 and died on 1 September 1881 at Hiawatha, Kansas.
b. MARGARET ELLEN HATCH, born 22 October 1881 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She was living with her parents in the 1900 Census, aged 18. She married Lloyd Alpha Huff [born 25 August 1876 at Hiawatha, Kansas] on 25 May 1903 at Denver, Colorado. Lloyd Huff died on 10 June 1962 at Denver. Margaret Huff died on 5 September 1970 at Denver, Colorado. Lloyd and Margaret Huff were the parents of:
i. CLIO IDA HUFF, born 5 March 1904. She was a school teacher. She married Walter T Cast in December 1948 at Anchorage, Alaska. Walter and Clio Cast were the parents of:
a. MARY M. L. CAST
ii. MARY DELSA HUFF, born 22 August 1905 at Denver, Colorado. She was a school teacher at Denver. She married Ben W. Frindley on 20 November 1941 at Denver.
iii. WILLIAM LLOYD HUFF, born 21 December 1910 at Denver, Colorado. He was an electrician and lived at Atwood, Kansas. He married Dolores Wolfrom.
c. WILLIAM DUNSMORE HATCH, Jr., born 22 October 1882 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1900 Census, aged 17. He died about 1944 and is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Seattle, Washington State.
d. THOMAS JEFFERSON HATCH, born 18 January 1885 at Hiawatha, Brown Couhnty, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1900 Census, aged 15. He married Hazel Fender and died in September 1935. He is buried at Hood River, Oregon. Thomas and Hazel Hatch were the parents of:
i. CLIFFORD HATCH
ii. DONALD HATCH
e. EDWARD RICHARD HATCH, born March 1887 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1900 Census, aged 13. He married Edna Cannady, who was born at New York. Edward Richard Hatch died on 21 April 1945 at Gig Harbor, Washington State. Edward and Edna Hatch were the parents of:
i. FLORENCE HATCH, born 6 February 1910. She worked in a hospital at St. Joseph, Missouri.
ii. MARGARET HATCH, born 11 April 1914. She married and had three children.
f. EMMA HINDS HATCH, born 26 October 1890 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She was living with her parents in the 1900 Census, aged 9. She married Joseph Aurelian Herbert [born 18 October 1883 at Des Moines, Iowa; the son of James Herbert and Mettie McMartin] on 13 November 1913 at Denver, Colorado. Joseph A. Herbert died on 26 April 1940 at Kremmling, Colorado and was buried at Sulfur Springs Cemetery, Colorado. Emma H. Herbert died on 15 March 1976 at Medford, Oregon and is buried at Traid Cemetery, Trail, Oregon. Joseph and Emma Herbert were the parents of:
i. ETHEL MARY HERBERT, born 12 October 1914 at Port Huron, Michigan. She married Richard Bodmar Wayman on 21 May 1930 at Craig, Colorado. Richard and Ethel Wayman were the parents of:
a. MILDRED RUTH WAYMAN
b. WILLIAM JAMES WAYMAN
ii. JOSEPH AURELIAN HERBERT, Jr., born 14 October 1916 at Crest, Colorado. He lived in Colorado and Oregon and worked as a cook, at a service station and in a sawmill. He also served in the US Army.
iii. THOMAS LaVERNE HERBERT, born 7 May 1918 at Craig, Colorado. He married Vera Dorothy Noler [born 6 October 19xx] on 22 September 1946 at Cordova, Nebraska. He lived at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he owned and operated a service station. He served in the USAF. Thomas and Vera Herbert wee the parents of:
a. JUDITH ANN HERBERT
b. KATHY JO HERBERT, born 18 December 19xx at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She died on 18 December 1953 at Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
c. JANET GEORGEANNE HERBERT, born at Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
iv. RUTH LYLE HERBERT, born at Mount Harris, Colorado. She married Elwyn Carson Dodson [born 26 October 1919 at Wayne, Nebraska] on 28 august 1945 at Compton, California. Elwyn Dodson was a plant operator for the Pauling Co. and served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945. Elwyn C. Dodson died on 13 March 1966 and was buried at Logan National Cemetery. Elwyn and Ruth Dodson were the parents of:
a. KENNETH NORMAN DODSON
b. JAMES ELWIN DODSON
c. BETTY RUTH DODSON, born 29 July 19xx at Denver, Colorado. She died on 24 May 1958 at Denver, Colorado.
d. MARILYN KAY DODSON
e. GEORGE D. DODSON
v. NORMAN HARRIS HERBERT, born at Mount Harris, Colorado. He served for 7 years in the US military. Norman Harris Herbert married Elaine Weeks and they were the parent of:
a. LINDA KAY HERBERT, born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Norman Harris Herbert remarried to Margaret Mary Hansen Williams. They were living at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 1975. Norman and Margaret Herbert were the parents of:
b. HOWARD WAYNE WILLIAMS HERBERT
c. JOHN GERALD HERBERT, born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
vi. DONALD PICTON HERBERT. He married Dorothy Alice Case at Meford, Oregon. They were living at 5215 Glen Echo Way, Central Point, Oregon, OR 97502, in October 1979. He worked in a sawmill and for the National Park Service. It was through writing to him that I was introduced to Owen Picton of Blair, Nebraska, the family historian of this branch of the Picton family.
vii. GLEN ARTHUR HERBERT, born in Craig, Colorado. He was adopted by L. V. Shutt and Irma F. Carpenter and renamed Robert Carlos Shutt. They lived in Dove Creek, Colorado. He was in the US Army and the US Navy. He married to Evelyn June Estes (born 7 April 1933), daughter of John Estes and Mertie L. Swanger, on 28 March 1950 at Northdale, Colorado. Glen Arthur Herbert/Shutt and Evelyn June Estes were the parents of:
a. EMIL ROBERT SHUTT
b. IVAN LAVERNE SHUTT
c. DONALD EDWARD SHUTT
d. MILDRED ANN SHUTT
viii. BYRON LLOYD HERBERT, born at Denver, Colorado. He married Ruth Elizabeth Huber Tarbell and they were the parents of:
a. JOHN LLOYD TARBELL HERBERT, born at Medford, Oregon. He was the son of Ruth Tarbell by a previous marriage.
b. DOROTHY HERBERT, born at Medford, Oregon.
Byron Lloyd Herbert remarried to Margaret Thompson and they were the parents of:
c. RICHARD LEE HERBERT
g. ELIZA PICTON HATCH, born 11 July 1895 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She was living with her parents in the 1900 Census, aged 4. She married to Byron Charles Mitchell at Fairbanks, Alaska. He was born about January 1885 in Kansas. Byron Mitchell was a butcher, and died in 1935 at Topeka, Kansas, where he was buried. Eliza Picton Mitchell died on 5 November 1951 at Virginia Mayo Hospital, Seattle, Washington State. Byron and Eliza Mitchell were the parents of:
i. DOROTHY MITCHELL, born 13 March 1916 at Fairbanks, Alaska. She married Leo George Hardy around 1934 at Fairbanks, Alaska. Dorothy Mitchell died on 7 November 1962 at Fairbanks, Alaska. Leo and Dorothy Mitchell were the parents of:
a. RONALD GENE HARDY
b. RAYMOND CHARLES HARDY
ii. ROBERT JOHN MITCHELL, born 2 November 1918 at Fairbanks, Alaska. He married Mary Maureen Ludvigson [born 3 March 1924] on 20 January 1945 at Fairbanks, Alaska. He was in the USAF from 1943 to 1945. Robert and Mary Mitchell were the parents of:
a. GREGORY CHARLES MITCHELL
b. JANNELLE LOIS MITCHELL
c. JUDITH LOUISE MITCHELL
iii. JAMES PICTON, born 28 July 1855 at Gorse-gandrill, St. Clears [Carmarthen, September 1855, 11a 540]. He emigrated to Kansas and was living at Hiawatha in the 1870 Census, aged 14, taken on 1 June 1870. He was living with his parents in the 1880 Census, aged 24. He died around 1926 in Brown County, Kansas, aged 70. James Picton married Jennie Richards (born October 1862), who died in November 1901. Probate of his estate was granted on 25 June 1926 at Hiawatha, Kansas. James and Jennie Picton were the parents of:
a. RALPH GEORGE PICTON, born 22 February 1890 at Vista, Nebraska. He married Martha Gookoff (born 29 June 1897 at Orel, Russia) on 2 February 1920 at Vladivostok, Russia. He lived at Port Orchard, Washington, and had military service with the US Army in 1918 at Vladivostok, Russia. Ralph Picton died on 29 February 1936, aged 46, and was buried at Sunset Cemetery, Port Orchard, Washington State. Ralph and Martha Picton were the parents of:
i. DAISY MARGARETTA PICTON, born 31 May 1921 at Okhotsk, Russia. “In 1923 my parents were mining for gold in Okhotsk, Siberia, when the Red Army came down from the hills and shot all the White Russians along the waterfront. Somehow my parents and I escaped into a rowing boat along with several others. There was a schooner in the bay called the ‘Ruby’ from Hudson Bay, and it brought the family to the USA three months later”. She married, firstly, Graydon Charles Gaudy in 1940 and, secondly, Everett Johnson Dow on 29 June 1946 at Port Orchard, Washington. She had three sons by her first marriage and two by her second.
a. ANTHONY CHARLES GAUDY
b. PAUL MYRON DOW, born at Oakland, California
c. MILTON CHARLES DOW, born at Oakland, California
ii. KATHERINE MARTHA PICTON, born 29 February 1924 at Black Diamond, Washington. She married Frank Joseph Kucher (born 1922 at Douglas, Arizona) on 2 January 1943 at San Rafael, California. She had two sons and two daughters:
a. GLEN LEE KUCKER, born in Los Angeles, California.
b. DOUGLAS WADE M. KUCHER, born 10 May 1952 at Los Angeles, California. He died on 22 June 1952.
c. GAIL LYNN KUCKER
d. LAUREN GAYE KUCKER, born in Los Angeles, California.
iii. VICTOR RALPH PICTON, born 2 January 1931 at Georgetown, Washington. He died on 9 November 1952, aged 21, and was buried at Sunset Cemetery, Port Orchard, Washington.
b. NINA PICTON, born about 1892, she died aged 13.
c. GERTRUDE JANET PICTON, born 23 August 1893 in Nebraska. She married Gordon Parker on 1 March 1924, and died on 17 June 1959 at Los Angeles, California.
d. VERNA FRANCES PICTON, born 1 April 1897 in Nebraska. She married Edward Rebant on 19 October 1930, and died in November 1968.
e. LONA ANNA PICTON, born 2 June 1899 at Tablerock, Nebraska. She married Leo Schaffer Frye [born 17 February 1899, the son of Rufus Penn Frye and Lulu Millman] on 25 December 1921 at Oklahoma City. He was a credit manager for John A. Brown and a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Lona Frye died on 10 November 1971 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Leo and Lona Frye were the parents of:
i. GEORGE EDWIN FRYE, born at Kansas City, Missouri. He died shortly after birth and was buried at Moriah Ceretery, Kansas City, Missouri.
ii. VERNA LOU FRYE, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was an interior designer and married to Charles Lee Townsend. He was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Oklahoma, and served in the US Marine Corps, 1953-1955. They were the parents of:
a. JENNIFER LEIGH TOWNSEND, born in Des Moines, Iowa.
b. SARAH ELIZABETH TOWNSEND, born in Des Moines, Iowa.
c. MARGARET ANNE TOWNSEND, born in Ames, Iowa.
iii. ROBERT LEO FRYE, born at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He became a Doctor on the staff at the Mayo Clinic after service in the US military and at the NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. He married Margaret Ellen Dearmond at Oklahoma City and they then lived at Rochester, Minnesota. They were the parents of:
a. DAVID OREN FRYE, born at Nashville, Tennessee.
b. PAUL RUSSEL FRYE, born at Baltimore, Maryland.
c. PHILLIP TODD FRYE, born at Washington, D.C.
d. MARK ANDREW FRYE, born at Rochester, Minnesota.
e. CYNTHIA ALLISON FRYE, born at Rochester, Minnesota.
f. EDNA FAYE PICTON, born 18 June 1901 at Tablerock, Nebraska. She married Ray Frederick Gustavus Appleoff [born 23 April 1899] on 15 February 1922 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He was a farmer and a chicken hatchery operator. They lived at Hamlin, Kansas and Falls City, Nebraska, but retired to Sun City, California. Ray Appleoff died on 2 April 1979 at Sun City, California. Edna Appleoff died on 3 January 1987 at Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska. Ray and Edna Appleoff were the parents of:
i. RICHARD RAY APPLEOFF, born 21 March 1923 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He married Bernice Elizabeth Robertson (born 1 November 1917 at Barrellsville, Maryland, daughter of Walter Garfield Robertson) on 18 June 1944 at Baltimore, Maryland. He was a building contractor and then a real estate salesman. Richard Ray Appleoff died on 13 March 1993 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Richard and Bernice Appleoff were the parents of:
a. RICHARD BRUCE APPLEOFF
b. MARK WALTER APPLEOFF, born at Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska. He is married.
ii. ROBERT GUSTAVUS APPLEOFF, born 23 June 1924 at Hamlin, Kansas. He married Mildred Vivian Hinton on 5 January 1947 at Hamlin, Kansas. He worked as a retailer in the electrical appliances area. Robert G. Appleoff died on 25 September 1991. Robert and Mildred Appleoff were the parents of:
a. CONNIE FAY APPLEOFF
b. SANDY SUE APPLEOFF, born at Falls City, Richardson County, Nebaska.
c. DOUGLAS RAY APPLEOFF, born Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska.
iv. JACOB PICTON, born 8 March 1857 at Gorse-gandrill, St. Clears [Carmarthen, March 1857, 11a 599] and died on 14 March 1857, aged 6 days [Carmarthen, March 1857, 11a 381]. There is a strong story in the Picton family [Owen S. Picton, personal communication] that there were two sons called Jacob Picton, both of whom died young.
v. PHOEBE PICTON, born 9 February 1858 at Gorse-gandrill, St. Clears [Carmarthen, March 1858, 11a 609]. She emigrated to Kansas in 1870 with her mother. Phoebe Picton married Joseph Brooks on 2 February 1880 at Adam Schilling’s residence at Hiawatha. Joseph and Phoebe Brooks were living at Illinois township, Nemaha County, Kansas, in the 1900 Census, aged 54 and 42 respectively. Phoebe Brooks died on 10 January 1935, aged 76, and was buried at Hiawatha Cemetery, Kansas. Joseph Brooks was born on 8 April 1846 at Quebec, Canada, and died on 30 April 1917 and was buried at Hiawatha. Joseph and Phoebe Brooks were the parents of:
a. FRANK STEPHEN BROOKS, born 14 June 1880 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1900 Census, aged 20. He married Stella Hurtle at St. Joseph, Missouri. He remarried to Daisy Reger on 21 April 1910 at Fairbury, Nebraska. Daisy Reger was born on 22 May 1886 at Fairbury, Nebraska. Frank Brooks died on 13 July 1945. Frank and Daisy Brooks were the parents of:
i. DOROTHY WINIFRED BROOKS, born 26 September 1912 at Fairbury, Nebraska. She married Robert Ray Beat (born on 7 November 1913 at Portland, Oregon) on 19 September 1940 at Portland, Oregon. Robert and Dorothy Beat were the parents of:
a. BARBARA JOYCE BEAT
b. BERTHA BELL BROOKS, born 18 September 1885 at Corning, Kansas. She was not living with her parents in the 1900 Census.
c. BESSIE MAY BROOKS, born 17 July 1887 at Corning, Kansas. She was living with her parents in the 1900 Census, aged 12. She married Lewis Napoleon Morgan on 7 March 1917 at Kansas City. Lewis Napoleon Morgan was born on 19 December 1885 at Mineral Ridge, Ohio. They farmed near Hiawatha, Kansas, and moved there when they retired. She left an account of the early pioneering days of the Picton family, as she recalled being told them by her mother, in 1957. This was published in the local newspaper, the Hiawatha Daily World, on 17 August 1957 and it was read at the family reunion held at Hiawatha in that year. Lewis N. Morgan died on 8 October 1961 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Bassie May Morgan died on 7 September 1965 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. Lewis and Bassie Morgan were the parents of:
i. MARLYN KAY MORGAN
vi. JACOB PICTON, born 26 December 1859 at Gorse-gandrill, St. Clears [Carmarthen, December 1859, 11a 625]. He died on 15 April 1861 at Gorse-gandrill, aged 1 [Carmarthen, June 1861, 11a 391].
vii. MARGARET PICTON, born 28 October 1861 at Gorse-gandrill, St. Clears [Carmarthen, December 1861, 11a 578]. She emigrated to Kansas in 1870 with her mother, and was living with her parents in the 1880 US Census, aged 17. She married Stephen John [born 8 December 1851 at Llwynan, St. Clears] on 20 May 1883 at Hiawatha. Margaret John died on 5 February 1925 in Brown County, Kansas, aged 63. Stephen John died on 23 May 1926, aged 74. Stephen and Margaret John were the parents of:
a. STEPHEN PICTON JOHN, born 17 October 1886 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He married Lottie May Schober on 1 February 1918 at Powhatan, Kansas. He was a farmer near Powhatan, Kansas. Lottie Schober was born on 1 February 1895 at Baker, Kansas. Stephen Picton John died on 3 November 1959 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Lottie John died on 30 January 1976.
b. MARTIN LUTHER JOHN, born 13 December 1887 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He married Zatha Amelia Hays on 12 December 1921 in Missouri. Zatha Amelia Hays was born on 19 September 1902 at Sparks, Kansas. He was a farmer near Hiawatha, Kansas. Martin Luther John died on 8 March 1964. Martin and Zatha John were the parents of:
i. BARBARA ANN JOHN, born at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She married Paul Leroy Kiefer (born at Pomona, Kansas) at Kansas City, Missouri. She was a nurse and housewife. They moved to Raymondville, Texas. Paul Keifer had been married before to Margaret Bauman, but on 27 May 1943 a tragic accident took the life of Margaret Kiefer and two of their children. Paul and Barbara Kiefer were the parents of:
a. LEROY PAUL KIEFER, stepson.
b. JOHNNY LEE KIEFER
c. PAUL DANA KIEFER
d. JUDITH ANN KIEFER
e. BARBARA ELLEN KIEFER
f. DIANA SUE KIEFER
g. KATHERINE ZAY KIEFER
h. CYNTHIA KAY KIEFER
ii. PRISCILLA CHLOE JOHN, born 5 March 19xx at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She was a court reporter. She married Melvin George Sexauer (born 23 August 1924 at Pittsberg, Pennsylavania) on 23 December 1944 at Oakland, Cakifornia. Melvin George Sexauer died on 1 January 1961 at Oakland, California. Priscilla Sexauer died in 1993. Melvin and Priscilla Sexauer were the parents of:
a. BRUCE TOLBER SEXAUER
b. PAMELA MARIE SEXAUER
c. GAYLE SANDRA SEXAUER
c. TUDOR GUINNIN JOHN, born 29 April 1889 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He was a land owner and farmer near Hiawatha. He married Cleda Stoltenberg on 26 April 1922 at Kansas City. She was born on 30 September 1899 at Sioux City, Iowa. Tudor G. John died on 20 May 1945 at Hiawatha, Kansas. His widow, Clara John, died on 4 February 1979 at Long Beach, California. Tudor and Cleda John were the parents of:
i. VIRGIL STEPHEN JOHN, born 6 February 1923 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He raised cattle and farmed. He married Doris Joan Lundy (born 4 May 19xx at Shubert, Nebraska) on 12 March 1944 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Doris John died on 20 August 1964 at Hiawatha, Kansas and Virgil John died on 7 December 1992 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Virgil and Doris John were the parents of:
a. GWENDOLYN KAYE JOHN
b. MARTHA LYNN JOHN
c. CYNTHIA LYNN JOHN
Virgil Stephen John remarried to Phyllis Jean Bruning Coy on 2 April 1966. Phyllis Jean Bruning Coy was born on 2 February 1926. She died on 19 February 1998. Virgil Stephen John and Phyllis Jean Bruning Coy had the following children:
d. VERNIE COY, the son of Phyllis Jean John by a previous marriage.
ii. MARGARET PEARL JOHN, born at Hiawatha, Brown Coiunty, Kansas. She married Charles E. Martin (born at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) at Hiawatha, Kansas. She was a physical therapist and worked for the Los Angeles school system. They lived at Long Beach, California. Charles Martin was an attorney in the military, and he died on 26 April 1991 at Long Beach, California. Charles and Margaret Pearl Martin were the parents of:
a. JOHN EDWARD MARTIN
b. MICHAEL TUDOR MARTIN
viii. THOMAS (HINES) PICTON, born 23 June 1863 at Gors-gandrill, St. Clears, as Thomas Picton [Carmarthen, Birth not yet in the June or September 1863 Quarter Indexes of BMD Online]. He emigrated to Kansas in 1870 with his mother, and was living with his parents in the 1880 US Census, aged 16. Thomas Hines Picton married Nellie Florence Sibbald [born 9 April 1871]. Thomas Hines Picton died on 6 March 1922 at Minneapolis, Minnesota, aged 58, and was buried at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nellie Florence Picton, his wife, died on 22 November 1918 and was buried at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. Thomas Hines and Nellie Picton were the parents of:
a. BYRON SIBBALD PICTON, born 22 July 1894 at Kansas City, Missouri. He married Ella Melville Clark [born 31 July 1895] on 18 June 1919 at Decatur, Missouri. He was in insurance and during World War I saw military service with the signal corps. According to the records at Ellis Island he returned from Liverpool, England, on the S.S. Orduna on 5 December 1917. He lived at 619 East 36th Street, Minneapolis. They lived at Toledo, Ohio, but moved later to Carmel, California. In the 1930 Census Byron Picton was living at Washington township, Lucas County, Ohio, aged 35, with his wife, Ella Picton, aged 32. Byron Picton died on 14 August 1969 at Toledo, Ohio, aged 75, and was buried at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, California. Ella Melville Picton died on 25 September 1970 at Toledo, Ohio, and was buried at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, California. Byron and Ella Picton were the parents of:
i. THOMAS CLARK PICTON, born 4 February 1921 and died 4 April 1921 at Toledo, Ohio.
ii. DEAN CLARK PICTON, born 7 March 1922 at Toledo, Ohio. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 8. He served in the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Infantry Division in the Second World War, 1944-1946. He married Bebe Edwards on 27 May 1944 at Toledo, Ohio. Dean and Bebe Picton were the parents of:
a. KATHRYN ANN PICTON, born 25 February 19xx at Paris, Texas. She married James J. Quinn on 14 May 1965 at Lansing, Michigan. They had three children, but were divorced in 1976.
b. THOMAS WAYNE PICTON, born 5 June 1947 at Chicago, Illinois. He married Marguerite M. Brennan on 27 January 1967 at New Haven, Connecticut. Thomas and Marguerite Picton are the parents of:
i. DAVID BRENNAN PICTON, born 16 July 19xx at New Haven, Connecticut.
c. KENNETH CLARK PICTON, born 24 October 1949 at Toledo, Ohio.
d. JOHN BYRON PICTON, born 29 June 19xx at Toledo, Ohio. He is retarded and lived at Elwyn Institution, Elwyn, Pennsylvania.
b. FRANCES VIRGINIA PICTON, born 18 August 1896 at Kansas City. She married on 23 October 1916 to William Alfred Kernohan [born 7 November 19xx at Cambridge, Massachusetts] at Minneapolis. They lived at Minneapolis until 1933, and then at Los Angeles, California. Frances Kernohan died on 5 March 1955 at Lynwood, California, and was buried at Inglewood Cemetery, Inglewood, California. William Kernohan died on 10 August 1968 at San Pedro, California and was buried at Inglewood Cemetery, Inglewood, California. William and Francis Kernohan were the parents of:
i. ROBERT WILLIAM KERNOHAN, born 5 November 1917 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lived at Minnesota until 1933, but in California since that date. He served in the US Army, 1942-1943 and the US Navy from 1943-1946. He married Norma Jean Tachovsky (born 7 October 1914 at Wilber, Nebraska) on 30 November 1946 at Las Vegas, Nevada. Robert and Norma Jean Kerohan were the parents of:
a. PATRICIA JEAN KERNOHAN
b. BRUCE ALAN KERNOHAN
ii. BEVERLY JANE KERNOHAN, born 25 August 1919 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. She married Roy Franklin Willick (born 16 November 1915 at Los Angeles, California) on 17 February 1939 at Los Angeles. Roy Franklin Willick died 25 September 1969 at Downey, California. He was a Vice-President of Standard X-Ray Products. He was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California. Roy and Beverley Willicj were the parents of:
a. JUDITH FRANCES WILLICK
b. JANICE LYNN WILLICK
c. MARIANNE ELLEN WILLICJ
iii. THOMAS RICHARD KERNOHAN, born at Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lived at Minneapolis until 1933. He served in the US Navy from 27 July 1942 to 1 October 1945. Afterwards he a a deskman with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. He married Betty Lou Beery (born 27 May 1924 at Kansas City) on 23 June 1943 at Glendale, California. Betty Lou Kernohan died on 6 February 1959 at Whittier, California, and was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California. Thomas and Betty Kernohan were the parents of:
a. KATHRYN LYNN KERNOHAN
b. LARRY RICHARD KERNOHAN
c. RALPH ROBERT KERNOHAN, married to Helen Lucille Grooms.
c. JOHN KENT PICTON, born 10 August 1899 at Minneapolis. He married Jean Miller [born 30 October 1906 at Ione, Oregon] on 6 February 19xx at Longview, Washington State. They were living at Portland, Oregon, in the 1930 Census, aged 28 and 23 respectively. John Picton was a warehouseman at Vancouver and saw military service in the US Tank Corps in World War I. John Kent Picton died on 10 July 1964 at Vancouver, Washington, aged 64, and was buried at Rose City Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. His wife, Jean Picton, died in 1975. John and Jean Picton were the parents of:
i. SHIRLEY ANN PICTON, born 3 May 19xx at Portland, Oregon. She was living with her parents in the 1930 Census at Portland, Oregon. She married on 3 October 1947 to James Henry Loos at Vancouver, Washington State. He served with the US Navy from 1944 to 1946. They lived in Portland, Oregon. James and Shirley Loos were the parents of:
a. RONALD KENT LOOS
b. EDWARD HENRY LOOS
c. NANCY SUZANNE LOOS, born at Portland, Oregon.
ix. RICHARD COBDEN PICTON, born 25 April 1865 at Gors-gandrill, St. Clears [Carmarthen, June 1865, 11a 723]. He emigrated to Kansas in 1870 with his mother. He was living at Hiawatha in the 1880 Census, aged 14. He married Henrietta Prewitt. Richard Cobden Picton died around 1903, aged 38. John Rees Picton, his brother, was appointed guardian of his children on 23 May 1903 after the death of his wife. Richard and Henrietta Picton were the parents of:
a. FRED ROY PICTON, born 4 January 1890. He was living with his grandmother at District 32, Padonia township, in the 1900 Census, aged 10. He was a farm labourer in the 1910 Census at District 31, Padonia Township. He married Ellen Hamilton and had a grocery store at Kansas City. Fred and Ellen Picton were living at District 46, Kansas City, in the 1930 Census, aged 40 and 43 respectively. Fred Roy Picton died on 3 December 1939, aged 49. His wife had children from a former marriage, and Ellen Picton died on 17 September 1964 at Kansas City. They had no children of their own.
b. WILBER STEPHEN PICTON, born 28 April 1892. He was living with his grandmother at District 32, Padonia township, in the 1900 Census, aged 8. He died on 21 August 1913, aged 21, and was buried at Hiawatha, Kansas. The ‘Brown County World’ newspaper for 29 August 1913 stated that “Wilbur Picton of Fort Worth, Texas, died from pneumonia at Omaha, Nebraska, and his father and brother came from Texas for the funeral”.
x. ANNE (MAY) PICTON, born 20 November 1866 at Troedyrhew farm in the parish of Llanginning (Llangynin),as Anne Picton [Carmarthen, December 1866, 11a 671]. She emigrated to Kansas in 1870 with her mother. She was living at Hiawatha in the 1880 Census, aged 12. Annie May Picton married John Philip Bowen on 19 July 1890 at Hiawatha, Kansas. John Bowen purchased 160 acres of land 8 miles north of Hiawatha, or two miles east of Reserve, Kansas. John and Annie Bowen were living at Padonia township, Brown County, Kansas, in the 1930 US Census, aged 64 and 63 respectively. Annie May Bowen died on 13 February 1939 in Brown County, Kansas, aged 72. John Philip Bowen died on 19 April 1947 near Reserve, Kansas. John and Anne Bowen were the parents of:
a. ETHEL MARY BOWEN, born 21 October 1890 at Reserve, Kansas. She died on 28 March 1891 at Reserve, Kansas.
b. RICHARD PICTON BOWEN, born 13 July 1892 at Reserve, Kansas. He farmed around Hiawatha and Leona, Kansas. He married Louise Jennie Bowen [born 20 June 1902 at Oskaloosa, Kansas], the daughter of Samuel Bowen and Eldora Zimmerman, on 9 October 1921 at Fairview, Kansas. Richard and Louise Bowen were living at Padonia township, Brown County, Kansas, in the 1930 US Census, aged 37 and 27 respectively. Richard Picton Bowen died on 9 January 1984 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Jennie L. Bowen died on 1 August 1994 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Richard and Jennie Bowen were the parents of:
i. MARY JANE BOWEN, born 10 July 1923 at Hiawatha, Kansas. She was living with her parents in the 1930 US Census, aged 6. She married William Benson Walker [born 16 May 1911] on 26 September 1953 at Angola, Indiana. He was a builder and contractor and also served with the 2nd Armoured Division. William B. Walker died on 3 March 1972 at Mobile, Alabama. Mary J. Walker died on 18 January 2000. William and Mary Walker were the parents of:
a. LYNNE MARIE WALKER
b. RICHARD BENSON WALKER
ii. JOHN RICHARD BOWEN, born 19xx/8 at Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 2. He was a salesman for Continental Oil. He married Kathryn Flanders at Highland, Kansas. They lived at Springfield, Missouri. John and Kathryn Bowen were the parents of:
a. JOHN MICHAEL BOWEN
b. KENNETH DALE BOWEN
iii. SAMUEL DALE BOWEN, born at Leona, Kansas, and lived near Hiawatha, Kansas. He was a dairy farmer and also served in the US Navy. He married Lois Jean Moser at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. Samuel Dale and Lois Bowen were the parents of:
a. JANET LOREE BOWEN
b. BARBARA ANN BOWEN
c. ROBERT DALE BOWEN, born at Hiawatha, Kansas.
d. CAROLYN KAY BOWEN, born at Hiawatha, Kansas.
c. STEPHEN GEORGE BOWEN, born 16 September 1894 at Reserve, Kansas. He married Vera Cornelia Swaim [born 10 January 1901 near White Cloud, Kansas] on 11 January 1919 at Reserve, Kansas. They were farmers, who lived on the original Bowen Farm Church. Stephen George Bowen died on 17 March 1980 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Vera Bowen died on 27 March 1976 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Stephen and Vera Bowen were the parents of:
i. ELIZABETH ANN BOWEN, born 22 April 1920 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She married Clarence Eugene Wilson [born 4 January 1914 at Hiawatha, Kansas] on 12 April 1941 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He was a farmer and served in the US Army in World War II. Elizabeth Ann Wilson died on 23 October 1994 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Clarence and Elizabeth Wilson were the parents of:
a. PATRICIA ANN WILSON
b. JANE ELLEN WILSON
ii. MARJORIE MARIE BOWEN, born 6 September 1923 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She married George Marion Wilson [born 12 November 1917], brother to Clarence Eugene Wilson, on 23 November 1941 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He was a farmer, and died at Topeka, Kansas. George and Marjorie Wilson were the parents of:
a. MARIAN SUE WILSON
b. STEPHEN ROY WILSON
c. DAVID RAY WILSON
iii. MARY LOU BOWEN, born at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She married Harvey Emerson Heisler [born 10 August 1923] on 9 March 1946 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Harvey Emerson Heisler was killed on 7 February 1952 when he was accidentally electrocuted in a construction accident at Weslaco, Texas. Harvey and Mary Lou Heisler were the parents of:
a. JOHN MICHAEL HEISLER COTTON
She remarried to Norman Clark Cotton at Hiawatha, Kansas and they moved to Salem, Oregon. He was a Gas Company employee and served in the US Air Force. Norman and Mary Lou Cotton were the parents of:
a. JOHN MICHAEL HEISLER COTTON
b. DIXIE ANN HEISLER COTTON
c. DEBRA KAY COTTON
iv. DONALD MARVIN BOWEN
d. MANSEL JOHN BOWEN, born 8 January 1897.
e. BUELAH ELIZA BOWEN, born 6 February 1898 at Reserve, Kansas. She married Ernest Watkins [born 4 March 1891] on 6 February 1921 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Ernest Watkins died on 23 November 1978 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Buelah Watkins died on 30 September 1994 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Ernest and Buelah Watkins were the parents of:
i. RUTH IRENE WATKINS, born at Hiawatha, Kansas.
ii. ESTHER ANN WATKINS, born at Hiawatha, Kansas.
f. FRANCES MARY BOWEN, born 31 July 1901 at Reserve, Kansas. She married Clarence Raymond Goodwin on 16 August 1922. Clarence Goodwin died on 22 September 1942 near Hiawatha, Kansas. She remarried to Charles Albert Roeder on 27 November 1948 at the Catholic Church, Hiawatha, Kansas. He was born on 31 October 1902 at Melo, Iowa. He was still living in 2002, aged 100. Frances M. Goodwin died on 24 March 1988 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Clarence and Frances Goodwin were the parents of:
i. RAYMOND EUGENE GOODWIN, born near White Cloud, Kansas. He was an electrician living at Hiawatha, Kansas and then at San Dimas, California and Weslaco, Texas. He married Betty Lee Dunn (born 17 April 1926 at Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska) on 27 September 1947 at Troy, Kansas. Betty Goodwin died about 1973 at Aberdeen, Washington State.
He remarried to Yetive Peggy Deninski on 17 November 1962 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yetive Peggy Deninski was born on 4 February 1918 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Yetive Goodwin died on 27 May 2000 at Weslaco, Texas.
ii. CHARLES ROBERT GOODWIN, born near White Cloud, Kansas. He was employed by Continental Airlines, living and flying at several stations in the USA and the Micronesian Islands for the Company. He married Velma Peters at Reserve, Kansas. They are living at Kansas City, Missouri. Charles and Velma Goodwin were the parents of:
a. ROBERT DALE GOODWIN. He married Kathleen Katy Miesner. Robert and Kathleen Goodwin were the parents of:
i. MATTHEW DEAN GOODWIN
b. MARY DELL GOODWIN
iii. MARVIN KEITH GOODWIN, born near Hiawatha, Kansas. He served for 4 years in the US Navy and then became an air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Authority. He married Sonja Lee Hill (born 14 March 19xx) at Chadron, Nebraska. He remarried to Joan Sylvestor Smith, born at Kansas City. Marvin and Joan Goodwin were the parents of:
a. DAVID LEE SMITH GOODWIN
b. MICHAEL KEITH GOODWIN, born at Kansas City, Missouri. He served 4 years in the US Army and is still active in the Reserves.
g. HARRY RAYMOND BOWEN, born 31 July 1904 at Reserve, Kansas. He died on 4 October 1904 at Reserve, Kansas.
h. THOMAS PHILIP BOWEN, born 12 October 1905 at Reserve, Kansas. He married to Edna May Long [born 19 September 1904 at Vashon Island, Washington State] on 10 February 1926. Thomas P. Bowen died on 24 August 1995 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Edna M. Bowen died on 15 August 1990 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Thomas and Edna Bowen were the parents of:
i. HILLIS DUANE BOWEN, born at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He lived at Lenexa, Kansas and operated a flour milling plant. He married Mary Beth Nottingham at Hiawatha, Kansas. HIllis and Mary Beth Bowen were the parents of:
a. TERRY DUANE BOWEN
b. BETH SUZANNE BOWEN
c. KAREN RAE BOWEN
d. KATHERINE KRISTINE BOWEN
ii. PHILIP DELAYNE BOWEN, born near Reserve, Kansas. He was an accountant living at Kansas City and afterwards at Norman, Oklahoma. He married Marjorie Ellen Peterson (born at Fargo, North Dakota) at Kansas City, Missouri. Philip and Marjorie Bowen were the parents of:
a. SUSAN MARIE BOWEN
b. JENNIFER LYN BOWEN
iii. RONALD STEPHEN BOWEN, born near Reserve, Kansas. He served for eight years in the Kansas National Guard. He was a High School teacher and football coach at Washburn High School, Topeka, Kansas. He married Mary Lou Barnett (born at Rexford, Kansas) in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Atchison, Kansas. They now live at Holton, Kansas. Ronald and Mary Lou Bowen were the parents of:
a. CINDY LOU BOWEN, born 22 September 19xx at Winfield, Kansas. She died on the same day.
b. DAMON STEPHEN BOWEN
c. MELISSA LYN BOWEN
d. ANDREA JO BOWEN
e. HEATHER DIANN BOWEN
i. PAUL HOWARD BOWEN, born 11 August 1909 at Reserve, Kansas. He died in June 1910 at Reserve, Kansas.
j. FLORENCE ELIZABETH BOWEN, born 21 April 1911 at Reserve, Kansas. She married Leonard Riley Futscher [born 19 November 1907 at Rulo, Nebraska] on 3 August 1927 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Florence E. Futscher died on 19 January 1998 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Leonard and Florence Futscher were the parents of:
i. DONNA JEAN FUTSCHER, born near Reserve, Kansas. She married Dewey Franklin Pyle (born at Hamlyn, Kansas) at Reserve, Kansas. Dewey and Donna Pyle were the parents of:
a. ANN RENE PYLE
b. MARK NEIL PYLE
c. CYNTHIA KAY PYLE
d. GARY FRANKLIN PYLE
e. PENNY SUE PYLE
f. GLEN DEWEY PYLE
g. NANCY JEAN PYLE
h. JILL MARIE PYLE
ii. SHIRLEY JOAN FUTSCHER, born 31 May 19xx at Hiawatha, Kansas. She died on 30 July 1931 at Dawson, Nebraska.
iii. HARLAN NEIL FUTSCHER, born 16 October 19xx at Hiawatha, Kansas. He served in the US Military. He was a diesel mechanic working for P.I.E. of Denver, Colorado and other companies before opening his own shop for road trucks. He married Edna Mae Corbet (born at Hiawatha, Kansas) at Hiawatha, Kansas. She became the manageress of the Hiawatha Inn at the Best Western Motel, Kansas. Harlan and Edna Mae Futscher were the parents of:
a. DENISE ANNETTE FUTSCHER
b. TRESA KAY FUTSCHER
c. JANELLE EILEEN FUTSCHER
d. COREY NEIL FUTSCHER, born at Glendale, Colorado.
iv. BEVERLY JOY FUTSCHER, born at Hiawatha, Kansas. She married Robert Michael Wadsworth (born at Omaha, Nebraska) on 21 November 1953 at San Diego, California. He became President of R. M. Wadsworth Corporation. He served in the US Military and they lived at Glendale, California. Robert and Beverly Wadsworth were the parents of:
a. DEBRA KAY WADSWORTH
b. DIANE KIM WADSWORH, born 20 July 19xx at Glendale, California. She died on 22 July 1956 at Glendale, California.
c. DAVID MICHAEL WADSWORTH, born at Glendale, California.
d. LORI DIANE WADSWORTH, born at Glendale, California.
e. HARLEY JAMES DAVIDSMEYER WADSWORTH
f. JOSHUA ROBERT DAVIDSMEYER WADSWORTH
v. MARILYN KAY FUTSCHER, born at Hiawatha, Kansas. She married Titus Roy Wapato (born at Kalispel, Montana) at Glendale, California. He served in the USAF and then worked in insurance. Titus and Marilyn Wapato were the parents of:
a. LISA KAY WAPATO, born at Glendale, California.
b. LEE MICHAEL WAPATO, born at Burbank, California.
xi. JOHN REES PICTON, born 19 January 1869 at Troedyrhew farm in the parish of Llanginning (Llangynin), Carmarthenshire [Carmarthen, March 1869, 11a 748]. His father, Stephen Picton, was a farmer at Troed y rew, Llangynen at this time. The parish of Llangynin lies east of the parish of Llanboidy. Troed-y-rhiw, as it is spelt on modern OS maps, lies about a mile north east of Llangynin parish church, up a dead-end road. John Rees Picton emigrated to Kansas in 1870 with his mother. He was living at Hiawatha in the 1880 Census, aged 11, born in Wales. John Rees Picton died on 12 April 1940, aged 70, and is buried at Mout Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.
The valuable fact that the Picton family were then living at Troed-y-rhiw in the parish of Llangynin would show that the distance from there to Ramoth Chapel in the parish of Llanwinio was at least 4 miles, whereas to St. Clears it would be about only 2 miles. If the Picton family transferred their allegiance to a nearer Chapel, then the only nonconformist chapel in Llangynin is Rhydyceisiaid, an Independent Chapel which has a long history and was associated with Glandwr, in the parish of Llanfyrnach in earlier times. As Ramoth Chapel was a Baptist Chapel, there was a Baptist Chapel called Sion at St. Clears, not too far away. This begs the question as to whether herein lies the explanation that the Picton family emigrated from St. Clears, which has been a story handed down in America. St. Clears was not where they were living - but where they worshipped. It would be interesting to know if any of the records of Sion Baptist Chapel at St. Clears survive. This Chapel was built in 1848, and the records are held with Salem Chapel at Llanfihangel Abercowin, a neighbouring parish to St. Clears.
Alternatively there is a story within the Picton family in the United States that Stephen Picton and his family attended Bethlehem Chapel at St. Clears, an Independent Chapel dating back to 1765, and rebuilt in 1785 and 1833. It was later a Congregational Chapel. It lies about one mile to the west of St. Clears. Its early records of baptisms and burials, 1748 to 1837 are at the TNA, and its Minute Books and Membership Lists, 1909 to 1953, are at the Carmarthen Record Office [Acc 7162], but it is not known whether any earlier records survive (2004). A letter would need to be sent to the Chapel itself.
He was living with his mother in the 1900 Census, aged 31. John Rees Picton married Eliza Jane Landis on 17 February 1904 at Kansas City. They were living at Padonia township, Brown County, Kansas, in the 1930 Census, aged 61 and 57 respectively. John Rees Picton died on 12 April 1940 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. Eliza Jane Picton [born 20 June 1872] died on 2 April 1933 and was buried at Mount Hope, Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas John Rees and Eliza Picton were the parents of:
a. SEWARD LANDIS PICTON, born 13 March 1905 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 25. He married Lenore or Laverne Wesley [born 12 October 1914] on 24 July 1937 at Olathe, Kansas. They had no children. Seward Landis Picton died on 2 February 1967 at Topeka, Kansas, aged 61. Lenore Picton died 31 January 1965 at Topeka, Kansas. They were both buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas.
b. ALBERT REES PICTON, born 29 June 1906 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 23. He was living near Hiawatha, Kansas, in 1979, a farmer. Albert Rees Picton died on 7 February 1986 at Sebetha, Kansas, and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas.
c. EVERETT VERNON PICTON, born 17 July 1907 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 22. Everett Vernon Picton married Ruth Esther Hinton [born on 20 March 1917] on 8 November 1936 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He was a farmer near Hamlin, Kansas. Everett V. Picton died on 24 November 1989, aged 82. Everett and Ruth Picton were the parents of:
i. ELEANOR JANE PICTON, born 1 March 19xx at Hiawatha, Kansas. She married Gary Grant Stover [born on 13 March 19xx] on 3 September 1960 at the Church of the Brethren, Morrill, Kansas. She was a registered nurse and he was a farmer near Morill, Kansas. Gary G. Stover died on 8 June 1984. Gary and Eleanor Stover were the parents of:
a. JAYNE DIANN STOVER, born 5 June 19xx at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas.
b. RHONDA LYNNE STOVER, born 28 October 19xx at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas.
c. GRAIG GRANT STOVER, born 30 December 19xx at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas.
ii. JOHN VERNON PICTON, born 11 June 19xx at Hamlin, Kansas. He married Wylene Carol Fritz on 18 June 1961 and they lived at Dawson, Nebraska. He is an auto-body shop owner. Their marriage ended in divorce. They have an adopted daughter, Carol Wylene Picton.
d. WALDO CULP PICTON, born 23 February 1909 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He ever married, and farmed by himself at Hamlin, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 21. Waldo Culp Picton died on 6 November 1978 at Brown County, Kansas, and was buried on 8 November 1978 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas.
e. FRANCES LUELLA PICTON, born 8 January 1911 at Hiawatha, Kansas. She was living with her parents in the 1930 Census, aged 19. She married Donald William Martin [born on 13 July 1912] on 11 January 1936 at Kansas City. He was a car mechanic. Frances Luella Martin died on 2 July 1987 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Donald and Frances Martin were the parents of:
i. JEANETTE SUE MARTIN, born 19 February 19xx at Marysville, Marshall County, Kansas. She married Kenneth Elmer Froeschner [born on 15 September 19xx at St. Louis, Missouri] on 27 December 1962 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. They are living at 14300 Mines Road, Livermore, CA 94550 . Her father, Donald Martin, was 93 in 2005 and living at Hiawatha, Kansas. Kenneth and Jeanette Froeschner are the parents of:
a. TROY ALAN FROESCHNER, born 29 September 19xx at Livermore, Alameda County, California.
b. ANDREW GEORGE FROESCHNER, born 11 October 19xx at Livermore, Alameda County, California
c. ADRIAN MICHELE FROESCHNER, born 2 December 19xx.
d. TRISTAN MARIAN FROESCHNER, born 30 March 19xx.
ii. ANITA LOUISE MARTIN, born 26 August 19xx at Horton, Kansas. She married Lee Price Solter on 5 September 1964 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. Lee and Anita Solter are the parents of:
a. JOHN ARTHUR SOLTER
f. LYLA FAY PICTON, born 25 July 1912 at Hiawatha, Kansas. She was living with her parents in the 1930 Census, aged 17. Lyla Fay Picton married James Harold Starrett [born on 28 April 1912] on 25 November 1933 at Chicago. He worked in the US Department of Agriculture. James Starrett died in September 1994. Lyla F. Starrett died on 8 March 1996. James and Lyla Starrett were the parents of:
i. JAMES ROBERT STARRETT, born 20 March 19xx at Chicago, Illinois.
ii. ROGER ALAN STARRETT, born 1 October 19xx at Chicago.
iii. GARY DEAN STARRETT, born 10 January 19xx.
xii. SARAH MARY PICTON, born 9 August 1871 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She was aged 9 in the 1880 Census, living at Hiawatha. She married John G. Davies of Hitchcock, Nebraska, on 1 December 1893. Sarah Davies died on 27 September 1894, aged 23, in childbirth, and was buried at Hiawatha, Kansas. Thus they had no children.
xiii. DAVID PICTON, born 26 August 1873 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He was aged 6 in the 1880 Census of Hiawatha. He was killed by a shot-gun carried by one of his elder brothers whilst out hunting on 6 August 1880, aged 6. The incident was described in the Hiawatha Dispatch, dated 12 August 1880: “One of Mr. Picton’s sons, taking a shot-gun out, as was his habit going about the farm, and a little brother about 6 years old was following him. Either while taking the gun from its place in the barn, or while climbing through a fence (it has been reported either way), the hammer caught upon something. The gun discharged and the little six year old boy was pierced through the breast with the lead, killing him instantly”.
xiv. FRANCES PICTON, born 23 February 1876 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. She was aged 4 in the 1880 Census of Hiawatha. She was living with her mother in the 1900 Census, aged 24 [the 1900 Census says she was born in July 1876]. She married Robert Watson Caudel on 24 June 1913 at Los Angeles, California. They were living at District 248 of Los Angeles, California, in the 1930 Census, both aged 48. Frances Caudel died on 25 October 1950, aged 74, and Robert Caudel died in 1953, both at Compton, California. They did not have any children.
xv. OWEN PICTON, born 14 September 1879 near Hiawatha, Kansas. He was aged 9 months in the 1880 Census of Hiawatha. He married Martha (Mattie) Biddle (born 28 December 1879 at White Cloud, Kansas) on 18 March 1902 at Hiawatha, Kansas. He was a farmer and a member of Zion Methodist Church, Hiawatha. They were living at Irving township, Brown County, Kansas, in the 1930 Census, both aged 49. Owen Picton died on 12 March 1931 at Missouri Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri, aged 51. He had been injured burning corn stalks on the farm, was taken to the hospital, but died from a diphtheria epidemic which swept through the hospital. He was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas. Mattie Picton died on 17 July 1964, aged 83, and was buried with her husband. Owen and Mattie Picton were the parents of:
a. MARJORIE ALICE PICTON, born 5 December 1903 at White Cloud, Kansas. She married John Wesley Reese [born 17 December 1901] on 6 June 1923 at Hiawatha, Kansas. John W. Reese died on 17 March 1976 at Falls City, Nebraska and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas. Marjorie A. Reese died on 3 April 1993 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas. John and Marjorie Reese were the parents of:
i. RUTH ALICE REESE
ii. JOHN WESLEY REESE, Jr., born 23 February 1930.
b. CLARIBEL RUTH PICTON, born 10 September 1905 at White Cloud, Kansas. She married Paul William Bruning [born 20 June 1897] on 28 August 1928 at Hiawatha, Kansas. Claribel Ruth Bruning died on 1 May 1974, aged 68, and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas. Paul W. Bruning died on 24 May 1979 at Topeka, Kansas, and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas.
c. SAMUEL HENRY PICTON, born 16 December 1908 between Hiawatha and White Cloud, Kansas. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 21. He married Martha Eliza Roesch [born 2 December 1907] on 11 September 1935 at Falls City, Nebraska. They started life together in a 3-room apartment in the house with his mother on the farm nine and a half miles north-east of Hiawatha. On 20 February 1941 they moved to a farm south-west of Falls City, Nebraska. On 19 August 1949 they moved to 1423 McLean, Falls City, after a tornado had destroyed some of the farm buildings and damaged the house. He was a farmer and school custodian and a member of the Lutheran Church. Samuel Henry Picton died on 22 July 1984 at at Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, aged 75. Martha E. Picton died on 3 July 1987 at Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, aged 79. Both are buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Samuel and Martha Picton were the parents of:
i. OWEN SAMUEL PICTON, born 29 December 19xx at Falls City Hospital, Nebraska, and baptised at Mount Zion Methodist Church, Hiawatha, Kansas. Owen Picton was a computer programmer and computer systems analyst. He graduated with a B.S. degree (major in maths and minor in physics) from Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, in May 1960. He was a computer programmer and systems analyst. Owen Picton resided at Route 3, Blair, Nebraska. Owen Picton lived in later years at 8165 County Road P35, Blair, Nebraska, NE 68008, and then (2004) at 123 County Road 16 BVLD, Scribner, NE 68057.
Owen Picton married Dianne Schrader, daughter of Lyle L Schrader and Marjory Ilene Lillian Cook, on 26 May 1963 at St Marks Lutheran Church, Bloomfield, Nebraska. Dianne Schrader was born on 8 August 1940 in her grandmother’s home at Bloomfield, Nebraska and was baptized on 27 October 1940 at Bloomfield, Knox County, Nebraska. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in May 1958. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Immanuel Hospital School of Nursing, Ohama, Nebraska, on 2 August 1963 and with a B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Omaha, Nebraska, on 1 June 1964. She worked as a registered nurse in Nebraska. She graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Wartberg Seminary in June 1994 in Dubuque, Iowa and was ordained on 13 November 1994 into the First Lutheran Church, Blair, NE. She was pastor at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Uehling, Nebraska and St. Johns Lutheran Church, Scribner, Nebraska, from November 1994 to August 2002. Dianne Picton died on 30 November 2002 at Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, aged 62, and was buried on 5 December 2002 in St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dodge County, Nebraska.
Owen Picton remarried, on 24 September 2004, to a Methodist pastor, Lila Taylor [born 13 December 19xx at Broken Bow, Nebraska] at the United Methodist Church at Mullen, Nebraska. She is the pastor of Mullen and Tyron United Methodist Churches. They moved across the state and are now living at the Sandhills, Nebraska: PO Box 496, Mullen, Nebraska, NE 69152 [Tel: 001 308 546 2875; email email@example.com]. Brian Picton Swann had occasional correspondence with Owen Picton over many years, since December 1979. Owen and Dianne Picton are the parents of:
a. DAVID DEAN PICTON, born 23 April 19xx at Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated with a BA degree in physics and computer science from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1987. He is a computer programmer and lives at 8165 County Road P35, Blair, Nebraska, NE 68008-6540 [2004; Tel: 001 402 426 5876]. He married Cindy Ann Swanstrom at St. John Lutheran Church, Dodge County, Nebraska, in 2002. They visited England in February/March 2004 with their father. David and Cindy Picton are the parents of:
i. MARTHA ABIGAIL PICTON, born 2 October 20xx at Immanuel Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.
b. STEPHEN OWEN PICTON, born 22 January 19xx at Blair, Nebraska. He graduated with a B.S. degree in maths and computer science from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. He married Kelly Ann Bishop on 3 July 19xx at First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, Illinois. They are living currently in Chicago [2004; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org]. Stephen and Kelly Picton are the parents of:
i. ZACHARY STEPHEN PICTON, born 27 July 20xx at Loyola Hospital, Maywood, Chicago.
ii. ANNA SUSAN PICTON, born 7 April 20xx at Loyola Hospital, Maywood, Chicago.
ii. MARY CAROL PICTON, born 16 January 19xx at Falls City, Nebraska. She married Dudley A. Syre (born 24 August 19xx) on 24 August 1962 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Falls City, Nebraska. She has a B.A. degree from Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska in May 1962. Her husband was a physician (ear, nose and throat specialist) at the University of Nebraska Medical School and a Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserves. They live at Council Buffs, Iowa. They have no children and were living .
iii. DOROTHY MAE PICTON, born 19 June 19xx at Falls City, Nebraska. She married on 7 October 1952 to Allan Keith Tubach (born 5 April 19xx) at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Falls City, Nebraska. She is a graduate of the Immanuel Hospital School of Nursing, Ohama, Nebraska and has a B.Sc. degree in Nursing from Dana College, Blair, Nebraska in 1971. She was a registered nurse in Nebraska, but graduated as an attorney of law from Creighton University, Omaha, in 1984. Her husband was an artist and Art Director of Omaha World Herald newspaper. They were living in 2004. Allan and Dorothy Tubach are the parents of:
a. LISA MARIE TUBACH, born 7 February 19xx at Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated with a MA in Art from Michigan University and is currently teaching art at Huntingdon University, Alabama .
d. ANN(E) PICTON, born 1827/8 at Llanboidy [check RG 8/103]. She was living with her parents in the 1841 Census, aged 13 [HO 107/1382/11/50]. She was living with her parents in the 1851 Census, unmarried, aged 23 [HO 107/2474/362]. She is probably the Ann Picton married in 1862 [Carmarthen, December 1862, 11a 980] to either Henry John or Joshua Davies.
e. THOMAS PICTON, born 1830/1. He was living with his parents in the 1841 Census, aged 11 [HO 107/1382/11/50]. Thomas Picton died on 23 October 1843, aged 14, and his gravestone stands in the graveyard attached to Ramoth Baptist Chapel at Cwmfelin Mynach alongside his parents. His tombstone says he was from Dyffryn Pedryn in the parish of Llanboidy. His death entry cannot be traced immediately in FreeBMD and so might be sought in the Carmarthen Register Office.
f. DAVID PICTON, born 1833. He was living with his parents in the 1841 Census, aged 7 [HO 107/1382/11/50]. He was not living with them in the 1851 Census. David Picton is buried at Ramoth Chapel, Cymfelin Mynach, beside his parents, and his tombstone says he died on 10 April 1854, aged 21 [Carmarthen, September 1865, 11a 388 (?)].
g. MARTHA PICTON, born 1836/7 at Llanboidy. She was living with her parents in the 1841 Census, aged 5 [HO 107/1382/11/50]. She was living with her parents in the 1851 Census, a scholar aged 14 [HO 107/2474/362]. She is probably the Martha Picton who married Griffith Havard in 1858 [Carmarthen, December 1858, 11a 982]. Griffith Havard was living at St. Issels, Pembrokeshire, in the 1861 Census, a Baptist Minister aged 35, together with his wife, Martha Havard, aged 25, born at Llanboidy [RG 9/4151/108]. In the 1881 Census Griffith Havard was a chemist, living at 6 St. John Street, Llangan, Carmarthenshire, aged 54 [RG 11/5404/89]. Also living with him was his wife, Martha Havard, aged 44, born at Llanboidy. In the 1891 Census Griffith Havard was living at Llangan East, a chemist aged 67, and his wife, Martha Havard, was aged 54 [RG 12/4523/76]. Griffith Havard died in 1894, aged 73 [Narberth, December 1894, 11a 611]. Martha Havard was living at Llangan East in the 1901 Census, a widow aged 63, born at Llanboidy [RG 13/5118/171]. Griffith and Martha Havard were the parents of:
i. ISAAC RICHARD HAVARD, born 1859/60 at St. Clears. He was living with his parents in the 1861 Census, aged 1 [RG 9/4151/108].
ii. MARGARET HAVARD, born 1874/5 at Little ----- . She was living with her parents in the 1881 Census, aged 6 [RG 11/5404/89].
iii. DAVID PICTON HAVARD, born 1879 at Whitland [Narberth, June 1879, 11a 368]. He was living with his parents in the 1881 Census, aged 2 [RG 11/5404/89]. He was living with his parents in the 1891 Census, aged 18 [RG 12/4523/76]. A David Picton Havard died in 1894, aged 15 [Narberth, September 1894, 11a 505].
h. OWEN PICTON, born 1838 at Cwmfelin Mynach, Llanboidy. His birth was not registered in 1838 in the central indexes at the FRC, even though civil registration had come into existence in July 1837. It might be worth checking the local registry index at Carmarthen. He was living with his parents in the 1841 Census, aged 2 [HO 107/1382/11/50]. Owen Picton was living with his parents in the 1851 Census, a scholar aged 12 [HO 107/2474/362], and with his mother in the 1861 Census, aged 23, a miller at Monk Mill in the parish of Llanwinio, born at Llanboidy [RG 9/4145/82].
Owen Picton married Mary Davies on 7 November 1867 at Ramoth Chapel, Llanwinio [Witnesses: ; Carmarthen, December 1867, 11a 1131]. He was a farmer, aged 29, living at Cwmfelin Mynach and she was aged 25, the daughter of Lewis Davies of Trefblaiddead in the parish of Llanboidy. He became a corn miller, and was living at Blaiddbwll Mill in the parish of Llanfyrnach, in the 1871 Census, a miller aged 32, born at Llanboidy [RG 10/5544/91]. His wife, Mary Picton, was aged 28, born at Llanboidy.
Owen Picton was living at Cwmfelin Mill, Llangan East, in the 1881 Census, a corn miller aged 42 [RG 11/5404/85]. Mary Picton, his wife, was living with him, aged 37 born at Llanboidy, and also at the house was her sister, Elizabeth Davies, aged 40 born at Llangan. In the 1891 Census Owen Picton was living at Vicar’s Mill, Llandissilio West, a miller aged 52, together with his wife, Mary Picton, aged 45 [RG 12/4522/65]. Owen Picton is recorded in the 1901 Census at Vicar’s Mill, Llandissilio West, Carmarthenshire, as a corn miller, aged 62, with his wife, Mary Picton, aged 56 [RG 13/5117/157]. There is a mortgage deed relating to Owen Picton of 9 Brodog Terrace, Fishguard, a retired miller, in 1906 [Pembrokeshire RO, D/VJ/14/60]. Owen Picton died on 9 September 1909 at Brodog Terrace, Fishguard, aged 71, and was buried in Hermon Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Fishguard. His wife, Mary Picton, died on 22 February 1918 at 16 Brodog Terrace, Fishguard, and is also buried in Hermon Baptist Chapel Cemetery. Probate of her estate was granted on 31 July 1918 to Elizabeth Picton, spinster, and was valued at xxxxx. Owen and Mary Picton were the parents of:
i. MARTHA PICTON, born 5 March 1868 at Blaiddbwll Mill, Llanfyrnach [Newcastle Emlyn, March 1868, 11a ]. She was living with her parents in the 1871 Census, aged 3 [RG 10/5544/91]. She was living with her parents in the 1881 Census, aged 13 [RG 11/5404/85]. She was living with her parents in the 1891 Census, aged 22 [RG 12/4522/65]. Martha Picton married William Davies in 1898 [Narberth, June 1898, 11a 1391]. She was not living with her parents in the 1901 Census and was probably married to William Davies. There is no evidence for her death between December 1898 and June 1901, according to a search of FreeBMD. William and Martha Davies were the parents of:
a. OWEN PICTON DAVIES, born 1898 at Llandissilio [Narberth, December 1898, 11a 1095]. He was living with his grandparents at Vicar’s Mill, Llandissilio West, in the 1901 Census, aged 2 [RG 13/5117/157].
ii. JACOB PICTON, born 1869, probably at Blaiddbwll Mill, Llanfyrnach [Newcastle Emlyn, June 1869, 11b 16]. He was living with his parents in the 1871 Census, aged 2 [RG 10/5544/91]. He was living with his parents in he 1881 Census, aged 12 [RG 11/5404/85]. He was a boarder, living at 3 Prospect Place, Aberdare, in the 1891 Census, an engineer, aged 22, born at Llanfyrnach [RG 12/4443/38]. He was living with his cousin, Mary Evans, and her family. Mary Evans was aged 69, a widow, born at Llanboidy. Also living with her were two of her children, John Rees Evans, aged 24, a coal miner, born at Aberdare and Sophia Evans, aged 18, a domestic servant, born at Aberdare.
In the 1881 Census Mary Evans was living at 1 Prospect Street, Aberdare, a widow aged 57, born at Llanboidy [RG 11/5320/60]. Also living with her were her children David Evans, a coal miner aged 29, born at Llanboidy; Stephen Evans, a coal miner aged 20, born at Llanboidy; John Rees Evans, aged 14, born at Aberdare and Sophia Evans, aged 8, born at Aberdare. A lodger, Thomas Evans, a colliery haulier aged 18, born at Llanwinio, was also living with the family. David Evans was living at Tynewydd bach in the parish of Llanboidy in the 1861 Census, a cobbler aged 35 [RG 9/4146/25]. Also living with him was his wife, Mary Evans, aged 37, born at Llanboidy and their children David Evans, aged 9; Anna Evans, aged 5; Ebenezer Evans, aged 2 and Stephen Evans, aged 2 months.
He could be the Jacob Picton living and boarding at 2 Hornton (?) Street, St. Margaret, Kensington, London, in the 1901 Census, a draper and buyer, aged 32, born in Wales [RG 13/21/116]; but is more likely to be the Jacob Picton, who married Margaret Ann Richards in 1899 [Narberth, March 1899, 11a 1315]. Jacob Picton was living at 26 Cemetery Road, Aberdare, in the 1901 Census, aged 32 born at Llanfyrnach [RG 13/5034/50]. Also living with him was his wife, Margaret Ann Picton, aged 26, born at Llandisilio and as a boarder, his younger brother, David Picton, aged 21, a collier, born at Cwmfelin.
iii. ANNE PICTON, born 1871, probably at Blaiddbwll Mill, Llanfyrnach [Newcastle Emlyn, September 1871, 11b 17]. She was living with her parents in the 1881 Census, aged 9 [RG 11/5404/85]. She was not listed as Anne Picton in Wales in the 1891 Census. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census, aged 28 [RG 13/5117/157]. Family tradition says that she may have moved to Cardiff, and Lewis Picton may have stayed with her before he went to sea.
iv. ELIZA(BETH) PICTON, born 10 April 1873 at Blaiddbwll Mill, Llanfyrnach [Newcastle Emlyn, June 1873, 11b 19]. Her father was described as a miller and farmer on her birth certificate. She was living with her parents in the 1881 Census, aged 7 [RG 11/5404/85]. She is probably the Elizabeth Picton, aged 19, living as a boarder and dressmaker at the Post Office in Llanstephan in the 1891 Census in the family of William and Elizabeth Elias [RG 12/4516/129]. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census, a dressmaker aged 26, born at Llanfyrnach [RG 13/5117/157]. She was granted probate of her mother’s estate in 1918. She remained a spinster and kept house for her brother, Benjamin Picton, at Fishguard. She died on 25 March 1951 at Brodog Terrace, Fishguard, and was buried in Hermon Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Fishguard.
v. ESTHER PICTON, born 1875 at Felinficer in the parish of Egremont, [Newcastle Emlyn, June 1875, 11b 21]. She was living with her parents in the 1881 Census, aged 6 [RG 11/5404/85]. She was a domestic servant at Rhosygwaundin farm in the parish of Llanycefn, aged 16, in the 1891 Census [RG 12/4522/51]. She was not living with her parents in the 1901 Census. John Llewellyn, aged 58, born at Egremont, and his family were tenants there. She married Llewelyn Evans on 5 December 1903 at Llanelly Register Office [Witnesses: Lewis Picton and xxxx; Llanelly, December 1903, 11a 1786]. Esther Evans died in 1955 at 44 Afon Road, Llangennech. Llewelyn and Esther Evans were the parents of:
a. RHYS OWEN EVANS, born 1905 at Llangennech [Llanelly, December 1905, 11a 1206]. He died in 1967 at Morriston, near Swansea. He was always referred to as Picton, but did not have that name officially on his birth certificate.
b. MARY JANE EVANS, born 1906 at Llangennech [Llanelly, September 1906, 11a 1212]. She died in 1990 at Llanelly.
c. LEWIS PICTON EVANS, born 1908 at Llangennech [Llanelly, . He died in 1976 at Llanelly.
d. MARTHA ANN EVANS, born 1910 at Llangennech [Llanelly, March 1910, 11a 1267]. She died in 1998 at Llanelly.
e. ELIZABETH MARGRETTA EVANS, born 1911 at Llangennech [Llanelly, ]. She died in 1989 at Carmarthen. She was the mother of Catrin Evans [now Unwin].
f. DAVID LLOYD LLEWELLYN EVANS, born 1913 at Llangennech [Llanelly, ]. He died in 1971 at Swansea. His wife died in October 2005, aged 92.
vi. LEWIS PICTON, born 6 August 1877 at Cwmfelin Mill, Llangan, Carmarthenshire [Narberth, September 1877, 11a 844]. He was later of Spokane, Washington State, USA. He was living with his parents in the 1881 Census, aged 3 [RG 11/5404/85]. He was living with his parents in the 1891 Census, aged 14 [RG 12/4522/65]. He ran away to sea on a sailing ship out of Cardiff, when aged about 14, bound for Argentina with a shipload of coal. The ship went on to the Far East and eventually back to Argentina, where it picked up a cargo of hides and bones for Britain. The maggots and the smell made for a very unpleasant trip. He later shipped out on a coal-fired steamer as a coal passer, and later as a fireman. He was in China at the time of the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 and could not be located in the 1901 Census for either Wales or England.
His ship eventually arrived at Seattle, where he and his mates were involved in an altercation at a saloon, which led to considerable property damage. He could not go back to the ship as the law were waiting to lock them up in jail. Instead he stowed away on a ship going to Alaska to take miners to the Yukon gold rush. After the ship sailed he turned himself over to the Captain, and as he was an experienced seaman they put him to work. He spent over a year in Alaska at various jobs and struck up a friendship with a conductor on the Yukon Railway, whose brother was in charge of trains on the Cascade Division of the Great Northern Railway. It was a tough job getting trains up the East Slope of the Cascade Mountains by a system of switch backs, and keeping train crews was difficult. When Lewis Picton came back to Seattle from Alaska by ship he had no difficulty getting a job as a fireman with the Great Northern Railroad, which must have been around 1904/5. He lived at Spokane from 1905 to 1908 [Ellis Island manifest, below].
A year or two later he made a trip back to Wales to visit Lisa and Benjamin Picton. On 11 September 1908 the Ellis Island ship manifest lists Lewis Picton returning to the USA; he was a locomotive fireman, aged 31, married, with a scar on his right cheek. He had last stayed at Fishguard. He sailed on the S.S. Lusitania, which began her voyage from Liverpool and also called at Queenstown [Class BT 27/576 covers departures from Liverpool for the last part of August and the first part of September 1908]. It should be possible from the BT records in the PRO to find the Lusitania’s manifest for this voyage – which will give the day and place of his departure from England. As they were married in August 1908, this voyage looks like the return of them both after their marriage in Pembrokeshire. His new bride, Grace Rees Picton, followed on 16 January 1909 on the Lucania, which also sailed from Liverpool, and she arrived at Ellis Island, New York, on 25 January 1909 [BT 27/606 and BT 27/607 cover departures from Liverpool for January 1909].
His younger brother, David Picton, had introduced him to his future wife, Grace Rees Owen [born 4 August 1882], a school teacher in Fishguard. They must have kept in touch by letter, as a year or so later he went back to Wales and they were married on 29 August 1908 at Saron Baptist Chapel, Letterston, Pembrokeshire. He then returned to the USA and she followed him later to Levenworth, WA. They lived there for a few years until Lewis Picton was transferred to Spokane. Lewis Picton was living at Hillyard, Spokane, in the 1910 Census, aged 32, with his wife, Grace R. Picton, aged 27, and also in the 1930 Census. He worked for 34 years as a fireman and engineer. In his last years he was engineer on the “Empire Builder” between Spokane and Wenatchee, a plum assignment. He brought the first diesel locomotive from the east into Spokane in the late 1920s. Lewis Picton died in 1948 and his wife, Grace Rees Picton, died on 18 July 1979. Lewis and Grace Picton were the parents of:
i. OWEN JOHN PICTON, born 1911. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 19. He married Priscilla M. and they were the parents of:
a. VAUGHN R. PICTON. He is the father of:
i. MARK PICTON, Captain in the USAF .
b. PENELOPE PICTON
ii. MORFYDD (MARGARET) LOUISE PICTON, born 1914. She was living with her parents in the 1930 Census, aged 15. She married L. Barnaby.
iii. MARY ELIZABETH PICTON, born 1918. She was living with her parents in the 1930 Census, aged 11. She married E. Montgomery. They were the parents of:
a. JOHN L. MONTGOMERY. He is married and has children.
b. DAVID MONTGOMERY. He is married, has children and lives at Issaquah, WA, USA.
iv. LEWIS REES PICTON, born 1923. He was living with his parents in the 1930 Census, aged 6. He married Glenda G(arrett). and they were the parents of:
a. LEWIS GARRETT PICTON, born 19xx. He married Ellen Moe on 17 February 1996 and they live at Manson, WA, USA. They are the parents of:
i. LLEWELLIN H. PICTON
ii. TRISTAN W. PICTON
b. DANIEL REES PICTON, born 1956. He lives at Post Falls, ID, USA.
c. MORGAN OWEN PICTON, born 1958. He married Kathy W. and they live at Manson, WA, USA. They are the parents of:
i. MORGAN L. PICTON
ii. EVAN W. PICTON
iii. GARRET J. PICTON
d. GRACE E. PICTON, born 1965. She married Elsen Olrun and they live at Anchorage, Alaska. They have two children.
vii. DAVID PICTON, born 14 October 1879 at Cwmfelin Mill, Llangan, Carmarthenshire [Narberth, December 1879, 11a 794]. He was living with his parents in the 1881 Census, aged 1 [RG 11/5404/85]. He was living with his parents in the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 11 [RG 12/4522/65]. He was not living in Carmarthenshire in the 1901 Census, but was living with his older brother, Jacob Picton, at 26 Cemetery Road, Aberdare, a collier aged 21 [RG 13/5034/50]. David Picton married Ellen Evans of Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire. There is a marriage of a David Picton at Merthyr Tydfil in 1903 [Merthyr Tydfil, June 1903, 11a 1193]. David Picton died in 1960. David and Ellen Picton were the parents of:
a. OWEN PICTON, born 1904 [Merthyr Tydfil, June 1904, 11a 856].
b. HENRY JOHN PICTON,
c. LEWIS PICTON, born 1907 [Merthyr Tydfil, September 1907, 11a 854].
d. JACOB GLYNDWR (GLYN) PICTON, born 1912. He was a Reader at the University of Birmingham. He wrote an article on the Picton Family published in Pembrokeshire Historian, Volume 1, 1958. He did much research on the Picton families, and his research material, in four folders, is now deposited at the National Library of Wales. Some correspondence and papers is also at Birmingham University Library, where he was a Reader in Industrial Economics [NRA 31923]. He received the CBE.
He married Rhiannon Mary Jones, daughter of Arthur Morgan Jones. Glyn and Rhiannon Picton were the parents of:
i. ARTHUR GWYNFOR PICTON, born 1943.
ii. EIRA MYFANWY PICTON, born 19xx. She married Alan Roger Davis and they have at least one daughter:
a. RUTH ELINOR DAVIS, born 1973.
e. BENJAMIN PICTON, born
viii. BENJAMIN PICTON, born 14 October 1881 at Cwmfelin Mill, Llangan [Narberth, December 1881, 11a 829]. He was living with his parents in the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 9 [RG 12/4522/65]. He was living with his parents in the 1901 Census, a miller’s carter aged 19 [RG 13/5117/157]. He remained a bachelor and died on 20 February 1942 at Brodog Terrace, Fishguard, aged 60, and was buried in Hermon Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Fishguard.
i. JOHN PICTON, born 1841 at Llanboidy. His birth entry is not recorded in the central civil registration indexes at the FRC. He was living with his parents in the 1841 Census, aged 2 months [HO 107/1382/11/50]. He was living with his parents in the 1851 Census, a scholar aged 10 [HO 107/2474/362]. He was living with his mother in the 1861 Census, aged 21, a farmer’s son [RG 9/4145/82]. John Picton was living with his mother, Mary Picton, aged 70, still farming 16 acres, at Monk Mill, Llanwinio, in the 1871 Census, a miller, aged 29, born at Llanboidy [RG 10/5504/68]. He was probably the John Picton who married in 1877 to either Margaret Evans or Margaret Harries [Carmarthen, September 1877, 11a 943]. His first wife was dead by 1881 and she is probably the Margaret Picton who died in 1878, aged 31 [Newcastle Emlyn, June 1878, 11b 18]. John Picton was living with his mother, Mary Picton, aged 80, a farmer of 12 acres at the Mill in Cwmfelin Mynach, Llanwinio, in the 1881 Census, a widower and corn miller, aged 39, born at LLanboidy [RG 11/5401/110].
John Picton remarried in 1884 to Mary Harries (could she be related to his first wife?) [Carmarthen, March 1884, 11a 1025]. John Picton was living at Monk Mill, Llanwinio, in the 1891 Census, a corn miller aged 50, together with his wife Mary Picton, aged 43 [RG 12/4520/110]. His mother, Mary Picton, was then also living with them, aged 92. John Picton was living at Llanwinio in the 1901 Census, a corn miller and farmer, aged 59, born at Llanboidy [RG 13/5116/102]. Also living with him was his wife, Mary Picton, aged 51, born at Llanwinio. John Picton died on 14 July 1906, aged 65, and was buried at Ramoth Chapel, Cwmfelin Mynach. His wife, Mary Picton, died on 27 December 1919, aged 70, and was buried likewise at Ramoth Chapel. John and Mary Picton were the parents of:
a. JOHN EVAN PICTON, born 1877 at Llanwinio (?) [Newcastle Emlyn, September 1877, 11b 19]. He was living with his parents in the 1891 Census, aged 13 [RG 12/4520/110]. He was not living with them in the 1901 Census.
b. ANNE PICTON, born 1884 at Llanwinio [Carmarthen, December 1884, 11a 900]. She was living with her parents in the 1891 Census, aged 6 [RG 12/4520/110]. She was living at Llanwinio in the 1901 Census, aged 16, a general domestic servant, with John Howells, a farmer aged 42,and his family at Waunrhyddu [RG 13/5117/33].
c. JACOB PICTON, born 1887 at Llanwinio [Carmarthen, March 1887, 11a 894] and buried at Ramoth Chapel, Cwmfelin Mynach, on 23 March 1887, aged 0 [Carmarthen, March 1887, 11a 644].
d. MARY JANE PICTON, born 1888 at Llanwinio [Carmarthen, June 1888, 11a 949]. She was living with her parents in the 1891 Census, aged 2 [RG 12/4520/110]. She was living with her parents at Llanwinio in the 1901 Census, aged 12 [RG 13/5116/102]. She became Mary Picton-Evans, living at 18 Grevill Place, London, NW6 [Glyn Picton MSS, NLW].
e. THOMAS PICTON, born 1890 at Llanwinio [Carmarthen, March 1890, 11a 1022]. He was living with his parents in the 1891 Census, aged 1 [RG 12/4520/110]. He was living with his parents at Llanwinio in the 1901 Census, aged 11 [RG 13/5116/102].
viii. MARY PICTON, born ca 1782/3 at Whitechurch. Mary Picton was married on 25 June 1808 at Whitechurch to John Davies of Penalltydre in the parish of St. Dogmells [Witnesses: (?)]. She cannot yet be traced in the 1851 Census. She was living in 1853. Mary Davies was living at Penrallt, St. Dogmells, in the 1861 Census, a widow aged 78, a farmer of 66 acres, born at Whitechurch [RG 9/4176/72]. Also living with her and her children was a grandchild, Lewis Davies, aged 18, a carpenter, born at St. Dogmells. Check Lewis Davies in the 1851 Census. Mary Davies was not living in Wales in the 1871 Census and is probably the Mary Davies who died in 1867, aged 84 [Newcastle Emlyn, June 1867, 11b 16]. The earlier Census Returns for St. Dogmells should be examined. John and Mary Davies were the parents of:
a. MARY DAVIES, born 1808/9 at Whitechurch. She was living with her mother in the 1861 Census of St. Dogmells, aged 52 [RG 9/4176/72].
b. DAVID DAVIES, born 1812/3 at St. Dogmells. He was living with his mother in the 1861 Census, aged 48 [RG 9/4176/72].
c. JOHN DAVIES, born 1822/3 at St. Dogmells. He was living with his mother in the 1861 Census, aged 38 [RG 9/4176/72].
d. ANNE PICTON, bapt 31 May 1752 at Whitechurch. She married ----- Walters [name and date of marriage yet to be established, but may well have been at Whitechurch (marriage register from 1759 to 1799 missing)] and was to receive £16:16s:0d within six months of her father’s death, according to his will, written in 1789. Lewis Walters of Bayvil left a will in 1807 [SD 1807/88].
6. JACOB PICTON, bapt. 8 April 1716 at Whitechurch. He was joint executrix and was to receive one third of his father’s estate according to his will (1733). He married Margaret Griffith on 15 October 1741 at Eglwyswrw [articles of marriage dated 14 April 1741]. He was the lessee of Pencnuck Vawr, Eglwyswrw, on 25 January 1754 from Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd, Co. Cardigan, Esq. at a rent of £25 per annum, with heriot of best beast or 10s, 8 hens and 80 eggs at Shrovetide [Bronwydd MSS II, No. 1979]. Inscribed on a slate tablet set in the wall of the main entrance to St. Christiolus Church, Eglwyswrw is a plaque which reads Jacob Picton, John Tubol, 1756. Perhaps they were both churchwardens in this year, and the entrance was rebuilt. Jacob Picton was a witness to the marriage of John Gilbert and Sarah James on 6 April 1762 at Whitechurch and to the marriage of his eldest daughter, Mary Picton, in 1764. Was Sarah James a descendant of the James families at Whitechurch, the elder children of Catherine Picton who died in 1678/9? Jacob Picton was the lessee of Cwmeog in the parish of Nevern, on 6 February 1777, also from Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd and David William of Nevern and Lettice, his wife [Bronwydd MSS, II, No. 1820]. This property had been acquired by the Lloyd family around 1740. David William was the tenant in the 1786 Land Tax Return; perhaps in 1777 Jacob Picton was a sub-lessee. Jacob Picton was still in possession of Pencnwckmawr in 1795. Jacob Picton was Mayor of Newport from 1782 to 1784, and it is difficult to see it could be any other person [Dillwyn Miles, The Ancient Borough of Newport in Pembrokeshire, 2nd Edition, Cemais Publications, Haverfordwest, 1998, p. 43], perhaps because he owned land in Newport, as mentioned in his will.
Jacob Picton of Penycnwc Mawr in the parish of Eglwyswrw left a will, dated 9 August 1795 and proved on 15 May 1801 [SD 1801/44]. The will was witnessed by Thomas Watkins of Eglwyswrw, James Evans of Pantygarn and Enoch Thomas of Nantgwyn. Jacob Picton appointed David Griffiths of Pantgwyn, William Davies of Llwyngorras and the testator’s nephew, Thomas Picton of Whitland, Gent., to be trustees of the trusts within his will. William Davies, gent., of Llwyngorras in the parish of Nevern, was buried on 16 January 1826, aged 88. His wife, Martha Davies, was still living in 1840. The will refers also to Jacob Picton’s land at Parkyslade in Newport, to be inherited by his daughter Sarah Mathias. A codicil to the will was dated 12 April 1798. Jacob Picton’s goods were valued at £422 10s 0d. Jacob Picton was buried on 12 May 1801 at Eglwyswrw, aged 86. On the Tithe Schedule of Eglwyswrw, drawn up on 7 March 1838, Pencnwc Mawr was occupied by Joseph Hughes and owned by Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd, Esq. The area of the farm was 165 acres 3 roods and 31 perches; Plot Nos. 188 to 216 on the Tithe Map. The farm lay to the west of the village centre of Eglwyswrw, and not too far from the border of the parish with the neighbouring parish of Meline. Jacob and Margaret Picton were the parents of:
a. MARY PICTON, bapt. 7 August 1743 at Eglwyswrw. She married John Griffiths on 8 March 1764 at Eglwyswrw [Witnesses: Jacob Picton and William David]. John Griffiths was the tenant to Mr. Probert of Blaengavren in the parish of Eglwyswrw in the 1786 Land Tax Records of that parish. John Griffiths continued as tenant in 1791 [owner, Margaret Probert]; 1801 [owner, Margaret Probert] and 1810 [owner, John Rees]. By 1820, however, John Rees was both the owner and tenant of Blaengavren. Mary, the wife of John Griffiths of Llangafren is mentioned in the will of her father in 1795. There is a tombstone in Eglwyswrw church to John Griffiths of Blaengavren in the parish, who died on 11 December 1819, aged 82. Mary Griffiths, his wife, died on 14 November 1831, aged 90. John Griffiths of Eglwyswrw left a will proved in 1820 [SD 1820/16]. John and Mary Griffiths were the parents of:
i. JOHN GRIFFITHS, born ca 1776 and buried at Eglwyswrw on 4 December 1816, aged 40.
b. ELIZABETH PICTON, bapt. 8 December 1745 at Eglwyswrw. She married John Hughes of Clawddcarn, St. Dogmells, yeoman, on 14 March 1765 at Eglwyswrw [Witnesses: David Evan and Thomas David]. Elizabeth Hughes died on 28 December 1822 and her husband, John Hughes, died on 20 December 1825 and was buried at St. Dogmells. John Hughes of St. Dogmells left a will, proved in 1826 [SD 1826/19]. John and Elizabeth Hughes had the following children:
i. MARGARET HUGHES. She married Daniel Evan.
ii. JOSEPH HUGHES. He was to inherit the lease of Penycnwc Mawr under the will of his grandfather, Jacob Picton.
vii. CALEB HUGHES, born 13 June 1776 at New Mill, Nevern. He is probably the Caleb Hughes living at Pendre in the parish of Newport, a farmer of 13 acres, aged 75, in the 1851 Census, born at St. Dogmells [HO 107/2481/71]. His wife, Magdalen Hughes, was living with him, aged 79, born at Blaenpenuel, Montgomery. Caleb Hughes died in 1858 [Cardigan, June 1858, 11b 4].
viii. JOSHUA HUGHES, born 13 June 1776 at New Mill, Nevern. He is probably the Joshua Hughes, aged 75 in the 1851 Census, living at Llandyfriog and born at St. Dogmells [HO 107/2481/341]. His wife, Judith Hughes, aged 84, was living with him and three grandchildren.
c. DIANA PICTON, bapt. ? She married Thomas Harry of Eglwyswrw on 20 August 1771 at Eglwyswrw [Witnesses: Lewis Myles and Lewis Harry]. Thomas Harry of Nevern left a will proved in 1822 [SD 1822/18]. Thomas and Diana Harry were the parents of:
i. MARY HARRY
ii. MARGARET HARRY
d. SARAH PICTON, bapt. 13 November 1754 at Eglwyswrw. She married Thomas Mathias of Newport on 13 October 1774 at Eglwyswrw [Witnesses: James Mathias, David Mathias and David Thomas]. She was living in 1795, as she is mentioned in her father’s will to inherit his land at Parkyslade in the parish of Newport. Thomas Mathias was owner and occupier of Parkyslade in the 1786, 1810 and 1830 Land Tax Returns for Newport, but the property is also known just as Slade. Thomas Mathias of Newport left a will proved in 1833 [SD 1833/44]. Sarah Mathias of Newport, Pembrokeshire, left a will proved in 1842 [SD 1842/150; Cardigan, June 1842, 27 31]. Thomas and Sarah Mathias were the parents of:
i. JOHN MATHIAS
ii. A son.
iii. THOMAS MATHIAS
iv. WILLIAM MATHIAS. A William Mathias was living at Nantyr Helin Fach in the parish of Eglwyswrw in the 1851 Census, a farmer of 80 acres, aged 70, born at Bridell [HO 107/2481/207]. Also living with him was his wife, Elizabeth Mathias, aged 65, born at Monington. Also living with them were their children Elizabeth Mathias, aged 35, born at Steynton; Daniel Mathias, aged 32, born at St. Dogmells; Margaret Mathias, aged 26, born at Bridell; George Mathias, aged 24, born at Bridell; William Mathias, aged 22, born at Bridell and Martha Mathias, aged 20, born at Bridell.
e. THOMAS PICTON, bapt. 21 November 1758 at Eglwyswrw. He was a witness to the marriage of David Griffith and Frances Mathias on 20 May 1773, and of Benjamin Joseph to Margaret Mathias on 21 August 1775, both at Eglwyswrw. He was probably the Thomas Picton, who was a witness at the wedding of his cousin, Mary Picton, to David Prichard in 1777 at Moylgrove. He was buried at Eglwyswrw on 14 February 1782, when he would have been aged 23.
f. MARGARET PICTON, bapt. 11 November 1763 at Eglwyswrw. She was buried at Eglwyswrw in April 1766.
7. WILLIAM PICTON, bapt. 26 August 1718 at Whitechurch. He was to receive £20 when he reached the age of 21 under his father’s will . He married Rebecca ----- and was living at Meline by 1751. He was a witness to the marriage of Thomas Rees and his daughter, Elizabeth Picton, on 26 October 1786 at Eglwyswrw. He obtained a lease for three lives of a messuage and lands called Nantrelygen Voch in the parish of Eglwyswrw, from Ann Lloyd of Bronwydd, Cardigan, widow, on 2 June 1783 [Bronwydd MSS, II, No. 1539]. William Picton paid Land Tax on the property of Vrianog in the parish of Meline, in 1786. The property was owned by Thomas Williams Esq. of Treloddin.
In the 1794 Land Tax Return William Picton was still a tenant of Thomas Williams at Vrianog; but in 1796 ‘the widow Picton’ was the tenant at both Vrianog and Western Vrianog Vach. Rebecca Picton was still the tenant at Mirianog Vach in the 1810 and 1815 Land Tax Returns for Meline. Her burial should thus be recorded in the Meline parish register after 1815. William Picton of Meline, farmer, left a will dated 2 September 1793 and an attempt was made to prove this on 24 August 1799, when administration of the will was granted to his widow, Rebecca Picton. However this entry was struck through and was instead granted on 14 September 1799 to the sole surviving executor, John Picton [SD 1799/204; Witnesses: James Bowen and Matthew Bowen], but, presumably, was dead before 1796. James Bowen could have been the James Bowen, Esq., who was living at the mansion house in Whitechurch in 1786. William and Rebecca Picton were the parents of:
a. WILLIAM PICTON, bapt. 9 June 1751 at Meline. He was a witness at the marriages of his sister Anne Picton in 1783, and of William Griffith of Nevern to Martha Thomas at Meline on 18 January 1790. He was a farmer at Eglwyswrw in 1793, when he was to receive one shilling under his father’s will. He was the tenant at Western Vrianog Vach in 1796, and also in 1810 and 1815. He could be the William Picton who was a joint tenant with John Picton, his younger brother, of Vrannogfach, Meline, in 1824 [Vrannogfach is presumably the same place as Miarianogfach]. William Picton of Nantyr Helygon fach was buried at Eglwyswrw on 29 April 1829, aged 78. His wife, Sarah Picton, was buried at Eglwyswrw on 14 May 1825, aged 87. It would be useful to check the Land Tax records for Eglwyswrw from 1786 to 1829 to see how long he had lived in the parish, assuming that he had land in Eglwyswrw as well as Meline. They appear to have not had any children. The Tithe Schedule for Eglwyswrw, dated 7 March 1838, is in Class IR 29/54/28 and the corresponding Tithe Map is in IR 30/54/29. This showed that there were two farms, Nantyr Helygen Isaf Farm and Nantyr Helygen Uchaf farm. Nant Helygen Isaf was occupied by William Mathias and had an area of 83 acres, 2 roods and 2 perches. Nantyr Helygen Uchaf was occupied by William Evans and had an area of 170 acres, 1 rood and nineteen perches. Both farms were owned by Thomas Lloyd, Esq., of Bronwydd.
Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd owned some considerable amount of land in Eglwyswrw in 1838. The total area of the parish was 3664 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches and he owned 1341 acres, 1 rood and 31 perches of it – 36% of the total land in the parish. Thomas Lloyd had the following tenants:
b. ELIZABETH PICTON, bapt. 25 March 1753 at Meline. She probably died young.
c. MARY PICTON, bapt. 8 May 1755 at Meline. She married David Prichard [David ap Richard] of Moylgrove, farmer, on 8 July 1777 at Meline [Witnesses: Thomas James and Thomas Picton]. She was to receive one shilling under the will of her father in 1793. David Richard, a farmer of Trefaes ucha, Moylgrove, left a will dated 13 April 1818 and proved in 1820 [SD 1820/36]. The witnesses were Matthew Bowen, Joseph Griffith and Enoch Thomas. The will mentions leasehold lands called Llwynygwydd in the parish of Moylgrove. Mary Richard of Trivline (?) was buried on 23 July 1813, aged 57. The Tithe Schedule for Moylgrove is in Class IR 29/54/89 and the corresponding Tithe Map is in IR 30/54/89. David Richard was buried on 18 April 1820 at Moylgrove, aged 74. David and Mary Richard were the parents of:
i. DAVID RICHARD, mentioned in his father’s will, 1818, as his executor. He was the leasehold tenant of Llwyngwydd in the 1831 Land Tax Return. In the 1801 Land Tax Return William Richard was the tenant.
ii. ELIZABETH RICHARD, mentioned in her father’s will, 1818.
iii. RACHEL RICHARD, mentioned in her father’s will, 1818.
iv. MARY RICHARD, mentioned in her father’s will, 1818.
d. ANNE PICTON, bapt. 10 January 1758 at Meline. She married Richard Jones of Llandyfriog, in the County of Cardigan, a farmer, on 1 July 1783 at Meline [Witnesses: William Picton and Owen Picton]. Further work would require examination of the parish registers and Land Tax Returns for Llandyfriog. Anne Jones was to receive one shilling under her father’s will of 1793.
e. ELIZABETH PICTON, bapt. 15 September 1758 at Meline. She married Thomas Rees, Gent. on 26 October 1786 at Eglwyswrw [Witnesses: William Picton, John Rees, John Rees]. Thomas Rees may have been proprietor and tenant of another part of Vrianog in 1786. Elizabeth Rees was to receive one shilling under her father’s will of 1793. A Thomas Rees of Meline, left a will proved in 1804 [SD 1804/48] and 1808 [SD 1808/50].
f. RACHEL PICTON, bapt. 21 September 1760 at Meline. She married Thomas David of Whitechurch, farmer, on 4 October 1785 at Meline [Witnesses: John William and Thomas Thomas]. She was to receive one shilling under the will of her father in 1793. Thomas David of Whitchurch left a will proved in 1816 [SD 1816/4]; Thomas David of Eglwyswrw left a will proved in 1818 [SD 1818/6].
g. OWEN PICTON, bapt. 27 July 1763 at Meline. He was a witness to the weddings of his sister, Anne Picton, in 1783, of John William of Llanfair Nantgwyn and Mary Evan, widow, on 26 April 1784 (both at Meline) and of Edward Thomas to Mary John on 2 November 1785 at Eglwyswrw. He was to receive half of his father’s estate, according to his will of 1793, after the death of his mother, and to be joint co-executor. He died in April 1799, probably unmarried, according to the administration relating to his father’s will, granted in September 1799 to his brother, John Picton. His burial is not recorded in the parish register transcripts for Meline for 1799.
h. JOHN PICTON, bapt. 16 September 1766 at Meline. He became a Deacon of Brynberian Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in the south part of the parish of Nevern. He was to receive half of his father’s estate, according to his will of 1793, after the death of his mother, and to be joint co-executor. He married Elizabeth Jones, by licence, on 20 October 1836 at Meline, when he would have been aged 70 [Witnesses: Enoch Rees and Maurice Lewis]. John Picton is in the 1841 Census as a farmer, aged 74, living at Meline, along with his wife, Elizabeth Picton, aged 43 [HO 107/ /5]. John Picton was living at Mirianogfach in the parish of Meline in the 1851 Census, a farmer of 45 acres employing 2 labourers and one woman, aged 84, born at Meline [HO 107/2481/182]. Also living with him was his wife, Elizabeth Picton, aged 52, born at Cenarth, Carmarthenshire. The three servants were Margaret David, aged 22, born at Nevern; John David, aged 27, born at Mynachlogddu and John Evan, aged 17, born at Whitechurch.
John Picton died on 17 October 1852, aged 86, and was buried at Brynberian Chapel in the parish of Nevern. He left a will, dated 19 July 1850, and proved on 4 February 1853 [SD 1853/35]. The will was witnessed by Simon Evans, Minister of Penygroes Chapel, and John Picton of Maesgwyn(ne) in Whitechurch, his cousin. Probate of his estate was granted to Henry Phillips of Glanduad farm in the parish of Meline, executor of the will, along with David Lewis of Rhosmaen Isaf in the parish of Meline. The Tithe Map for Nevern is in the TNA under reference IR 30/54/97 and the accompanying Schedule under IR 29/54/97. John Picton left all his estate to his wife, Elizabeth Picton, for the term of her life, and thereafter to Brynberian Chapel. His widow, Elizabeth Picton, died on 21 January 1861, aged 54. She was then living with her niece Lydia Davies, wife of Daniel Davies of Droyfanewydd, Meline, to whom she bequeathed her estate, valued at under £300 pounds. Probate of her will was granted to her executrix on 20 February 1861.
There are deaths of people called Lydia Davies in 1862 [Cardigan, March 1862, 11b 1] and in 1864 [Cardigan, March 1864, 11b 6 and 11b 3]. There are later deaths of a Lydia Davies in 1885, aged 63 [Cardigan, March 1885, 11b 5] and in 1890, aged 67 [Newcastle Emlyn, September 1890, 11b 15]. Daniel Davies was living at Droifa in the parish of Meline in the 1861 Census, a labourer aged 33, born at Nevern [RG 9/4174/19]. Also living with him was his wife, Lydia Davies, aged 28. born at Eglwyswrw, and Rachel Harries, a lodger aged 12, born at Whitechurch. A Daniel Davies possibly married Lydia Hopkins in 1856 [Bridgend, June 1856, 11a 639].
With the death of John Picton in 1852, this branch of the Picton family became extinct. We have a picture of John Picton’s tombstone in the Chapel graveyard at Brynberian in the parish of Nevern.
j. MARGARET PICTON, bapt. 1 August 1769 at Meline. She married David Luke of Mynachlog-ddu, farmer, on 1 November 1792 at Meline [Witnesses: Thomas Griffith and David James]. She was to receive one shilling under the will of her father in 1793. David Luke of Penrydd, Pembrokeshire, left a will in 1834 [SD 1834/26].
8. MARY PICTON, bapt. 3 July 1721 at Whitechurch. She was to inherit £20 at the age of 21, under the will of her father (1733).
9. JAMES PICTON, bapt. 2 May 1724 at Whitechurch and buried there in 1724.
LAND TAX RETURN FOR WHITECHURCH AND
LLANFAIR NANTGWYN FOR 1786
County of Pembroke, Hundred of Kemes, Whitechurch and Llanver Nantgwyn Parishes. An assessment of the sum of being Land tax assessed on the said parish for the year 1786.
Thomas Thomas, assessor; John James and Thomas Harry, collectors.
Levi Picton Thomas died 22 November 1950, aged 63.
Hannah, wife of Levi Picton, died 8 March 1973, aged 89.
John Picton Thomas, Penlan, died 21 February 1924, aged 66.
Elizabeth Thomas, his wife, died 6 March 1937, aged 75.
Ann David, spinster of Eglwyswrw, married William Picton on 19 December 1826 by licence at Eglwyswrw [A 41/544]. At present I cannot place this William Picton – and the licence should be obtained.
Martha Picton of Stackpole, spinster, married Lewis Thomas on 1 May 1804 at Stackpole [B 25/261].
Sarah Picton was the occupier of two pieces of land in the parish of Llanwinio in the Tithe Map and Schedule made on 26 June 1848. They were pieces 166 and 167 on the Schedule and had an area of 3 acres 0 roods and 12 perches. They were a meadow and Homstead Mill Stream. The owner of the land was Owen William Philipps (Charles & Allen).
Mary Gwendoline Picton of Pantyllyn, Abernant, buried 6 November 1897, aged 9 months.
Grant of Arms made to Sir Thomas Picton by College of Arms on 18 February 1813. Royal Licence 8 June 1840 to John Williams to assume name and arms of Picton. Like wise to John Picton Beete then of Birnie Farm PEI in 183. Pedigree of 4 generations was recorded.
Sarah Picton was a servant (under housemaid), aged 18 in the 1881 Census, born at Llanboidy [RG 11/5400/5 at Glangwili, Llanllawddog.
David Thomas, widower, and Elizabeth Bowen, widow married 29 December 1799 at Meline. Revd. Evan Bowen of Meline buried 21 August 1801. James Bowen was rector of Meline, pre-1799 to his burial on 29 May 1809 at Meline.
 J. Glyn Picton, The Pictons of Poyston, The Pembrokeshire Historian, Volume 1, 1959, pp. 41-49.
 After 1760 he transferred to Delph in Yorkshire, where his baptisms were recorded in the same document, NLW MS 5460.
 Around 1707-1709, there were two parties in the Henllan church - the High Calvinists, with Lewis Thomas as their leader, and the Liberal Calvinists, which later became the Arminianists and the Unitarians, under the leadership of Daniel Owen. The following was recorded in an old edition of the magazine Yr Mofynnydd "Owen would call the Thomas Lewis party "Antimoniaid" and Lewis would call Daniel Owen's followers "Neomaniaid". If they were calling each other insulting names, it was no wonder they lost their temper". In my opinion this was more of a sign that people knew the meaning of labels rather than insulting behaviour.
 Arminian: Relating to the doctrines of Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609) a Dutch Protestant theologian who rejected Calvinist Doctrine of predestination. His teachings had a considerable influence on Methodism. Unitarian: a person, especially a Christian, who asserts the unity of God and rejects the doctrine of the Trinity. A member of a church or religious body maintaining this belief, and typically rejecting formal dogma in favour of a rationalist and inclusivist approach to belief.
 For instance, in the parish of Mynachlogddu the estimated number of households rose from 20 in 1563, to 48 in 1670 and to 83 in 1801.
 In May 2004 the church was disused, had been sold off, and mains electricity was being laid in. This church though is a Victorian rebuild of an earlier building on the same site. The closure of the church is not surprising, as it stands in total isolation on the minor road in the north of the parish, amongst the scattered series of farms and houses which make up the parish. It has no obvious population nucleus, and probably never has had one, unlike the neighbouring parishes of Nevern and Eglwyswrw.
 Gaps occur in this early Glandwr Register for certain years, notably no entries exist for the years between 1791 and 1803, and 1809 to 1814 inclusive. Frequently the entries are jumbled up; with those for Penygroes, which are less frequent, being interdispersed between those for Glandwr. Sometimes the Penygroes entries are kept in a separate section on the page. It gives the impression that the Minister kept the entries up-to-date as he went about his business between the two centres. Frequently the places of residence of the various families are given, and with more work a detailed picture of the catchment area of Glandwr and Penygroes could be established. It was certainly extensive, particularly for Glandwr. A church register of Glandwr, including baptisms and register of members, 1746 to 1794 is at the NLW, MS 4759E, i-ii. The Clwydwenfro Documents, NLW MS 11614E contains undated membership lists of Glandwr and Rhydyceisiaid; Clwydwenfro Documents, NLW MS 11076A has membership lists of Rhydyceisiaid Chapel, 1803-1817.
 The inventory included his horse, saddle and bridle (£1:9s:6d); ewes, lambs and other dry sheep (£4:15s:9d); 2 young horses (£1:9s:0d); 4 old cows (£2:12s:0d); 9 young cattle and calves (£2:9s:6d); 4 work horses, 1 old mare and 1 colt and 4 other young colts (£2:9s:6d); 1 plow [plough] and other implements of husbandry (5s:6d); 1 old cupboard and other household stuff (£1:9s:6d); corn in the stonde [stand] (5s:0d); hay in the haggard (7s:0d); pigs and geese (5s:0d).
 These earliest Land Tax Returns combine the parishes of Whitechurch and Llanfair Nantgwyn. A complete Table of the owners and occupiers of the properties in the 1786 Return is given at the end of this account, together with the tax payable on each property.
 This raises the remote possibility that Thomas Picton and James Bowen could be distantly related, as the second wife of Owen Picton (d. ca 1636) was an Elizabeth Bowen. A lot of research into the Bowen families will need to be done to confirm or refute this hypothesis.
 There are baptismal entries in the register for Penygroes and Glandwr [RG 4/3915] for Bridget, daughter of Thomas Thomas, Treowen, bapt. 13 January 1789 and Mary, daughter of Thomas Thomas, Treowen, bapt. 2 November 1789.
 The article by Francis Jones entitled ‘Pontfaen’ in the NLW Journal, Volume XX (2), 1977 pp. 177-203 should be examined. Although there is a parish church for Pontfaen, it is not listed as a separate parish return in the Tithe Map Schedules in Class IR 29/54 at the TNA, which covers Pembrokeshire.
 Abraham Leach (1729-1811) of Corston in the parish of Castlemartin was the eldest surviving son of Henry Leach of Loveston (1700-1787). Both became wealthy individuals and had extensive property interests across Pembrokeshire. A good account of the Leach family is given by Roland Thorne, The Leach Family of Castlemartin [The Pembrokeshire Historian, Volume 7, 1981, pp. 29-51]. Henry Leach owned Pontfaen in the 1786 Land Tax Return. The will of Abraham Leach, made on 5 October 1809, mentions lands in the parishes of Monkton, Llawhaden, Nash, Cosheston, East Williamston (Begelly), St. Mary Pembroke, Tenby and Whitechurch. He also had additional leasehold properties.
 Town Historian: Town Clerk, Centerville Town Historian, Centerville, NY 14715. Ms. Florence Pixley, Town Clerk, RD 1, Box 3083, Farmersville Stat., NY 14060 [Phone: 716-567-8478]. Town of Centerville, Town Hall, 9469 County Road 3, Centerville, NY 14029 [Phone 585 567-8425; Fax 585 365-2928].
 Schedules and notes of deeds and documents relating to some Carmarthenshire Unitarian Chapels are at NLW MS 4457. Notes by George Eyre Evans relating to this Chapel for 1818 to 1907, including information on the services held there and the deaths of members of the Chapel, are at NLW MS 13532A.
 He appears in the 1861 Census as William Picton Davies.
 William Bowen married Sarah Davies on 8 March 1831 at Llanfyrnach parish church. They were living at Kilrhedyn in the 1851 Census. William Bowen’s parents were John Bowen and Margaret Morris.
 The Land Tax Returns for Pembrokeshire are grouped by year and by Hundred, which makes it difficult to conduct an extended search over a number of years rapidly.
 The records of Penygroes Baptist Chapel, baptism and burials, 1818-1837, are at the TNA under Class RG 4/3773. Some earlier entries are under those for Glandwr Baptist Chapel, 1785-1824, RG 4/3915.
 Thomas and Mary Lewis must have moved to Ysgardaugold Farm in the parish of Llanwinio between 1793 and 1795. They had the following children: (1) John Lewis, bapt. 1 April 1787 at Weinberry, Llanboidy; (2) Frances Lewis, bapt. 12 February 1790 at Weinberry, Llanboidy; (3) David Lewis, bapt. 24 September 1793 at Bwmper, Llanwinio; (4) Levi Lewis, bapt. 1795 at Ysgardaugold, Llanwinio; (5) William Lewis, bapt 11 August 1797 at Ysgardaugold, Llanwinio; (6) Mary Lewis, bapt. 29 October 1800 at Ysgardaugold, Llanwinio; (7) Martha Lewis, bapt. 15 October 1803 at Ysgardaugold, Llanwinio; (8) Thomas Lewis, bapt. 29 April 1805 at Ysgardaugold, Llanwinio. It could be useful to trace the marriages of the brothers and sisters of Mary Lewis, and the deaths of her father and mother. The Nonconformist Chapel where these entries occur must be re-identified [Glandwr Chapel (?)]. Did William Phillips, the occupier of Ysgarddaugold farm in the 1848 Tithe Schedule of Llanwinio, marry into the Lewis family?
 There are baptismal entries in the early register for Glandŵr [RG 4/3915] of Margaret, daughter of John and Phoebe Thomas, Dyffryn, bapt 1 February 1804 at Glandŵr; Thomas Evans of Pil Bach near Dyffryn Breydyn, buried 16 May 1807 at Glandŵr and William, son of John Howell, Dyfryn, bapt. 25 November 1824 at Glandŵr. It is unclear if the baptismal entries relate to the Duffryn Pwdrin, or more likely to Duffryn Broidyn in the parish of Llanboidy, but the burial entry shows that travel from Duffryn Pwdrin in the parish of Llanboidy to Glandŵr in the parish of Llanfyrnach, a distance of about 4 miles, was perfectly feasible in the first half of the 19th century. The Minister was common to both Chapels.
 Presumably Blaendifrin Pedrin is either part of, or adjacent to, Duffryn Pwdrin farm. Blaen means ‘top’ in Welsh, or uppermost.
 A useful book on the subject is Roger J. P. Kain and Richard P. Oliver, The Tithe Maps of England and Wales, Cambridge University Press, 1995, 873 pp.
 Dillwyn Miles, in his book, The Lords of Cemais, Cemais Publications, 1997, pp. 65-76, describes briefly the lives of these three owners of the title and land of Cemais. The Lloyd family inherited the estate and title through the marriage of Anne Owen to Thomas Lloyd of Penpedwast in the parish of Meline. Sir Thomas Davies Lloyd saw it as an opportunity, if not a duty, to try and re-establish the ancient Barony of Cemais and to transform his home at Bronwydd, in the parish of Llangynllo in Cardiganshire into a “romantic Rhineland Castle”, in the medieval style then so fashionable amongst the Victorian ruling classes. When Sir Marteine Lloyd succeeded to the Bronwydd Estate in 1877 it covered 7,946 acres, yielding over £7,500 a year. However, his father had died leaving mortgage debts of £94,000.
 Also living with Mary Evans were her children Joshua Evans, aged 30; David Evans, aged 27; Rachel Evans, aged 23 and Samuel Evans, aged 20. Clearly her eldest son had taken over the farm by 1861.
 Ramoth Baptist Chapel in the parish of Llanwinio was first constructed about 1776, and was an offshoot of the Chapel at Rhydwilym in the parish of Llandysilio, until 1796. In 1796 it had about 33 members, and by 1840 about 90 to 100. Births from 1779 to 1828 are in RG 8/103. The present Chapel was built in 1823. A booklet has been written about the history of the Chapel, Nansi Evans, Eglwys y Bedyddwyr Ramoth, Cwmfelin Mynach, 1795-1995, Cwmfelin Mynach: Ramoth, 1995, 16pp. Nansi Evans (01994) 448392.
 Levi Gibbon (1807?-1870), ballad-writer and singer, was born at Cwmfelin Mynach, Llanboidy. He was described as tall and strong, with jetblack hair and beard. Thirty-five of his ballads are known to have been printed, the majority of them dealing either with contemporary social problems or with the adventures of lovers. At his best, for instance in his religious ballads or those which relate his personal experiences, he writes with restraint and sincerity, but on the whole he pays little regard to craftsmanship and too often exceeds the limits of good taste. He was blind (according to one of his ballads, from the age of twenty-five) and was accompanied to the South Wales fairs by his daughters, one member of the group singing the ballad and another playing the fiddle. He suffered considerable hardship as a result of his blindness, and there is evidence that he and his family were afforded relief at Carmarthen workhouse in February 1844. He died at Blaen-y-waun in the parish of Llanwinio parish on 1 August 1870, at the age of sixty-three. His wife, Ann Gibbon, died on 30 January 1897, aged 92. Both are buried in the same grave in the Baptist graveyard at Ramoth Chapel, Cwmfelin Mynach [Jnl. Welsh Bibliog. Soc., vii, 2 (70-2); B. B. Thomas, Baledi Morgannwg; Diary or Jnl. of a Llanboidy policeman, 1844 (manuscript in private hands); Gen., 1891, 286, 1897, 50; Pembrokeshire County Guardian, 22 February, 18 May 1906; personal knowledge].
 Eliza Rees was baptised on 19 June 1833 at either Llanboidy or Llanvihangel in Carmarthenshire. In the 1841 Census James Res was living at Panthowel farm, Trelech a’r Bettws, a farmer, aged ‘40’ with his wife, Elizabeth Rees, aged ‘35’ and children James Rees, aged 15, Anne Rees, aged 14, Mary Rees, aged 13, John Rees, aged 3 and Maria Rees, aged 2. The 1851 Census of Llanboidy records the following family living at Duffryn Boidyn: Elizabeth Rees, widow, aged 48, born at Llanwinio, a farmer of 210 acres employing 4 labourers. The children living with her were James Rees, aged 26 born at Llanvihangel; Sarah Rees, aged 19, born at Llanvihangel; Eliza Rees, aged 17, born at Llanvihangel; Richard Rees, aged 15, born at Llanboidy; John Rees, aged 13, born at Trelech; Bariah Rees, aged 11, born at Trelech; Margaret Rees, aged 9, born at Trelech, and Hannah Rees, aged 7, born at Trelech [HO 107/2475/36]. James Rees is presumably mentioned in the 1841 Census for Llanboidy. There are four candidate entries for his death: Carmarthen, December 1843, 26 376; Carmarthen, June 1844, 26 397; Carmarthen, December 1844, 26 370 and Carmarthen, June 1847, 26 533. The Register Office at Carmarthen should be able to sort these out, depending on the age at death on the certificates - and any references to Llanboidy / Cwmfelin Mynach / Duffryn Boidryn on the death certificates. Elizabeth Rees, formerly of Dyffryn Broidyn, Llanboidy parish, died on 8 October 1873, aged 71, and was buried at Rhydyparc Unitarian Chapel, Eglwys Fair a Churig [Narberth, December 1873, 11a 539, age given as 75].
 Births and baptisms for Cwmbach Chapel, Llanwinio, 1799 to 1837, are at the TNA under Class RG 4/3831.
 The book by E. T. Lewis, Llanfyrnach Parish Lore, Haverfordwest, should be consulted as well as the book by T. E. Lewis, J. T. Jones and H. Lewis, From Efailwen to Whitland, Comprising the History of the Parishes of Cilymaenlwyd, Henllanfallteg, Llanboidy, Llandisilio, Llandewi Velfry and Whitland, 2 Volumes, Clunderwen, 1976 [ISBN 0902126059]. A history of Rhydyceisiaid has been written by William Davies and David Griffiths, Pumed jiwbili eglwys Annibynnol Rhydyceisiaid, 1707-1957: stori'r achos, Abertawe, 1957, 55p.
 Births and baptisms for Rhydyceisiaid Chapel, Llangynin, for 1820 to 1837 are at the TNA under Class RG 4/4022. A Schedule is with the Carmarthen Record Office, under a deposit from Mr. W. Williams, solicitor, CRO 4565. There are also the the Clwydenfro Documents, NLW MS 11614E, which contain undated membership lists of Glandŵr and Rhydyceisiaid Chapels and other information concerning this Chapel, such as certificates of the registration of deaths, 1844-1874. There are also Membership Lists of this Chapel, 1803 to 1817, in NLW MS 11076A.
 This was next door to a property also called Glandŵr, but this presumably is a different property from the Chapel of that name in the parish of Llanglydwen, as it was occupied by John Hughes, a blacksmith aged 41, and his family.
 Possible marriage entries from the IGI Index include: William Davies married to Sarah Morris on 11 October 1832 at St. Peters, Carmarthen; William Davies married to Sarah Williams on 17 October 1834 at St. Peters, Carmarthen; William Davies married to Sarah Lewis on 27 September 1833 at Newchurch, Carmarthenshire.
 The following death entries could relate to Thomas John: Carmarthen, June 1843, 26 369; Carmarthen, December 1844, 26 383; Carmarthen, December 1844, 26 384; Carmarthen, March 1846, 26 402; Carmarthen, June 1846, 26 389; Carmarthen, June 1846, 26 390; Carmarthen, March 1847, 26 503; Carmarthen, March 1849, 26 420; Carmarthen, September 1849, 26 731; Carmarthen, December 1850, 26 385; Carmarthen, December 1851, 26 410; Carmarthen, March 1854, 11a 371; Carmarthen, March 1857, 11a 377; Carmarthen, March 1858, 11a 508.
 RMS = Royal Mail S(teams)hip. RMS Cuba was built in 1864 and was a vessel in the Cunard Line, founded in 1839 by Samuel Cunard [British Reg. No. 50357]. The Cunard Line merged with the White Star Line in 1871. The vessel was built at Glasgow by Tod & McGregor for Cunard and was registered at Liverpool, it was an iron passenger screw steam ship, and made its maiden voyage to New York via Queenstown on 3 December 1864. It usually took about 10 to 11 days to make the transatlantic crossing. It was later sold in 1876 to David Brown and Sons of London and rebuilt as a 4-masted iron ship and given the name Earl of Beaconsfield. In 1877 it sailed from London to Hudson’s Bay in 78 days. It was wrecked near Withernsea on a voyage from Calcutta to Hull on 6 November 1887. It was 338.2 feet long and 42.4 feet broad.
 Three useful books for tracing emigrants to New York include: "Ellis Island: Tracing Your Family History through America's Gateway" by Loretto Dennis Szucs; "They Came in Ships" by John Philip Colletta and "They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins" by Loretto Dennis Szucs.
 All the living children of Stephen and Eliza Picton signed a deed giving the land to their mother, Eliza Picton, after Stephen Picton’s death. After her death on 20 May 1906 the land was sold to Margaret John on 11 September 1906. On the 25 February 1907 the land was sold to Phoebe Brooks and on 20 January 1936 it was sold on to David Davies, the owner in 1976.
 Board of Trade Passenger Lists, Outwards (BT 27), 1890-1960, contain the names people leaving the United Kingdom from ports within England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland for final destinations outside of Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Some vessels dropped off and picked up passengers in European or Mediterranean ports en route and these entries can be picked up in the records. The information given in the lists usually includes age, occupation, and (from 1922) a UK address of each passenger. There is no indication as to how long he/she intended to stay abroad but from the 1930s entries include the abbreviation “T” if the visit was for the purpose of tourism.
 William Griffiths of Glandwr Ganol may be another child, born in 1771.
Picton of Whitechurch and Trelech
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