Thursday, March 27, 2014

William Trindle of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

William is the patriarch of the main known family of  Pennsylvania, found in Cumberland County by 1740.  We know he was not alone.  When son John served on his first jury he is listed as John, Jr.  To date only sketchy details of the elder John have been found.  It seems possible that the Westmoreland families found on the puzzle page might link to John.  Updates to this tree will be found on the page Wm of PA.   

    1-William Trindle (abt 1709-bef 20 Jan 1774)+Margaret (maybe Cathay) (bef 1711-1770)
    . . . . 2 - John D. Trindle, Esq. (abt 1731-11 Jan 1784) +Marjery McQuiston (14 May 1739-aft 1801)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Ann Trindle (bef 1764-bef 1821) +Samuel Lamb (18 Mar 1756-abt 1810) 
                         Lamb Family Papers in Denver Public Library
    . . . . . . . . 3-Jane Trindle (abt 1763-aft 1820)  +James Holmes (abt 1764-)
                              Children not researched at this point
    . . . . . . . . 3-John Trindle (abt 1768-1821) +Margaret Waddell (-aft 1821) No issue
    . . . . . . . . 3-Alexander Trindle (22Oct1772-23 Sep1832)+Sarah Crockett (13 Jul 1776-24 Apr 1829)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Eliana Trindle (28 Sep 1794-22 Apr 1839)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Trindle (5 May 1798-24 May 1850)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Andrew Trindle (1 Nov 1803-9 May 1885)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elizabeth (Eliza) Trindle (24 Aug 1806-14 Jun 1873)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sarah Trindle (6 Jul 1809-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alexander R. Trindle (3 Jan 1811-10 Aug 1843)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Honorah Trindle (17 Dec 1813-bef Sep 1850)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Crockett Trindle (6 Nov 1816-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margaret Trindle (26 Feb 1818-5 Mar 1818)
    . . . . . . . . +Rebecca Austell (12 Dec 1812-17 Mar 1856)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Agnes Trindle (1778-) +Samuel Paxton (-bef 1800)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Paxton Children not researched at this point
    . . . . . . . . +Porter (-) 
    . . . . . . . . 3-Margery Trindle (1780-) +Samuel Johnston (-)
    . . . . . . . . 3-David William Trindle (1782-Aug 1814) +Jane  (abt 1785-4 Jan 1867)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lucinda Trindle (1806-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John R Trindle (1808-16 Apr 1876)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-David Trindle (1810-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James William Trindle (1811-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elizabeth Jane Trindle (19 Nov 1814-26 Dec 1875)

    . . . . 2-William Trindle (1735-aft 5 Mar 1785) +Elizabeth   (4 Feb 1737-12 Nov 1785)
    . . . . . . . . 3-William Trindle (1766/1772 - ) 
    . . . . . . . . 3-John Trindle (1770/1772-aft 1850) +Margaret Trindle (1769-aft 1850) see below
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Trindle (1790–1800-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-David Trindles (bet 1790 and 1800-abt 1845)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Trindle (1800–1810-). . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alexander Trindle (12 Sep 1804-9 Jan 1897)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elizabeth Trindle (1813-)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Agnes Trindle (abt 1775-)
    . . . . . . . . 3-James B. Trindle (1777-1837) +Ann Brundage (11 Feb 1796-23 Feb 1865)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alexander Trindle (abt 1813-26 Jul 1823)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Trindle (1817-1838)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Trindle (12 Aug 1818-24 Aug 1818)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elizabeth (Anne) Trindle (29 Sep 1819-abt 1880)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Louiza Trindle (abt 1820-aft 1880)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nancy Trindle (2 Apr 1824-29 Jan 1911)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sarah Trindle (1821-aft 1880)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John  B Trindle (1826-1840)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margaret Trindle (bet 1824 and 1831-10 Dec 1868)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James B Trindle (29 Nov 1831-10 Nov 1911)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Janet Trindle (9 Mar 1830-28 Aug 1857)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William B. Trindle (7 Nov 1833-1903)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Florilla Trindle (19 May 1836-1840)
    . . . . +Agnes White (-)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Alexander Trindle (1784-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sarah Ann Trindle (bet 1810 and 1820-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alexander Trindle (abt 1820-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-? Trindle (bet 1810 and 1820-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nancy Jane Trindle (1820-)

    . . . . 2-Ann Elizabeth Trindle (abt 1735-abt 1784) +William Richey (-)
    . . . . . . . . 3-William Richey (-)


    . . . . 2-Alexander Trindle (Sep 1739-5 Aug 1785) +Sarah Lamb (abt 1740-) 
                    Sarah Lamb married William Gilson the father of John and Elizabeth after Alexanders death
    . . . . . . . . 3-Margaret Trindle (1769-aft 1850) +John Trindle (1770–1772-aft 1850)  See John Above for children
    . . . . . . . . 3-Hannah Trindle (abt 1768-) +David Beans (-1813)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Elizabeth Trindle (abt 1772-bef 1784)
    . . . . . . . . 3-William Trindle (1774-abt 19 Feb 1819) + Elizabeth Gilson (-11 Oct 1817)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Trindle (abt 1794-2 Feb 1860)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hannah Trindle (1796-1863)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sarah (Sally) Trindle (12 Jan 1799-15 Jun 1865)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margarette Trindle (18 Sep 1800-2 Aug 1865)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruth Trindle (abt 1802-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ann Trindle (abt 1808-)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elizabeth Trindle (aft 1808-1839)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Matilda E. Trindle (1810-5 Nov 1855)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Rebecca Trindle (-)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Sarah Trindle (abt 1776-) +John Gilson (1770-)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Ann Trindle (abt 1780-abt 1795) +William Ferris (-bef 12 May 1795)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Jane Trindle (abt 1782-)
    . . . . . . . . 3-Agnes (Nancy) Trindle (abt 1784-) +John Blackborne (-)

    . . . . 2-Jane (Jennie) Trindle (abt 1743-1792) +John Buchanan (abt 1727-abt Jul 1792)
    . . . . . . . .  Griscom, Mrs. Will S.; Boddie, "Buchanan of Pennsylvania and Tennessee" Historic Southern Families v.3 (1959)
                          Boddie, Historical Southern Families Volume 3; 
                          Moore,  John Trotwood,   and Austin P Foster A.M.,  , Tennessee The Volunteer State 1769--1923,  V1  p180-181

    . . . . 2-Agnes Trindle (abt 1740-) +James Gregory (abt 1732-abt 1818)
    . . . . . . . .  Descendants of Walter Gregory

    . . . . 2-Margaret Trindle (1746-1808)  +James McQuiston (29 Nov 1736-24 Oct 1804)
                      Descendants of Margaret Trindle
                  Leona Bean McQuiston, McQuiston genealogy
    • Names in Orange are our direct line  
    • Names in italics are still tentative although links are strong. 
    • Underlined names are covered in blogs and listed on documents page.   
    • Bold names are included on documents page. 
    • Books about family
    • Other links go to outside pages covering collateral families

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Monthly Puzzle - More Irish Connections.

    St. Patrick's Day seems a good time to look at a few more Irish connections.
    Celtic Clip Art


    Matthew Trindle, born about 1815 in Ireland, a tailor is found in Boston, Ward 2,  in 1850.  His wife Cecelia was also born in Ireland.
    Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Roll: M432_334; Page: 218A; Image: 441



    John Trindle, also born about 1815 in Ireland and also a tailor is living over a thousand miles away in the household of John Fye.
    Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Roll: M432_176; Page: 335B; Image: 203.




    Eliza (Attridge) Trindle was born about 1814.  She is found in Castleton, Richmond, New York in 1870.  With her are five children all born in Ireland Mary 38, Thomas 26, Fanny 24, William 21 and Ellen 20.  They are all listed in the household of Michael Donahen. 
    Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Roll: M593_1086; Page: 17A; Image: 39 

    In 1880 Eliza's husband Richard is living with her and Mary, William and Ellen are also in the household. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Roll 823, Page 40A ED 298 

    To date only Ellen has been found in later records.  It appears she married Charles Ellet about 1880 and had no children.

    Monday, March 10, 2014

    Cousins






    Used with permission of Michael Francis Heywood Heywood Family Tree 

    I was very excited to find this picture of Eliza Jane (Smith) Trindle and her family (Trindles, Crawfords, and more) taken in July of 1923. It appears it was an 82nd birthday party.  Eliza died later that year in the home of her son Walter.  I don't recognize many of the faces but a few stood out right away.  First on the left in the back row is Walter Trindle, 5th is his son Ivan, and 9th is his son Clarence.

    2nd from the right in the row of seated women is Bertha Trindle Crawford and next to her (I believe) is Cora Helen who later in life married Clarence Trindle, her second marriage and his third.

    Possibly to the right of Eliza is Mabel (Trindle) Osborn and her daughter Beulah.  The man second from the right looks like a picture I have of Donald Trindle, but he would only be 14 in 1922 so perhaps that is his brother Harold who would be 20 and the boy to his right is Donald?

    Michael has some great pictures of the Crawfords on his family tree, check them out.

    I welcome clues.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Moving Forward

    I fully intended to keep this blog up weekly, but as you can see it has been a few weeks.  Moving forward it is my hope to continue to post a puzzle here and there but also to start to add more pedigrees and documentation.  Today I have added a page for the descendants of William Trindle.  This is a work in progress, only spanning four generations so far.  Where a daughter marries and there is genealogical material available elsewhere I have added links rather than include that family.  This hopefully will allow the inclusion of further generations.  I will continue to add story pages and document links for the descendants of William.  I will also start adding pages for some of the families that have not been connected to William.  Perhaps one day soon we will find links, in the meantime, many are well researched.

    If you are researching a family and would like to either include a link to your own material or include information here let me know.

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    A New Year's Letter 2014

    In 1996 after a few years of corresponding with Trindle families throughout the country and putting together a book on the Trindle family, I took up Helen Trindle's idea of an annual newsletter.  The newsletter went out to anyone that wanted it, plus a few new addresses that I would dig up each year. One unsolicited mailing found my husband's second cousin Bruce and the Civil War letters of Aaron Trindle.  Unfortunately, time and energy waned and grandchildren intervened.  The last one to go out was in 2006.  

    This blog is my attempt to do two things.  First continue the connection to other Trindle researchers. Second, get my husband's Trindle genealogy out where others can find it.  All my great finds can be read by millions of researchers.  Well, okay, I'm happy if four people read it a week.  I've been ecstatic that those weekly numbers are now always double digit!  

    My goal is to share research so that no one has to do it over.  So I thought I'd  give you a few statistics.
    • My Trindle file now includes:
      • 11,625 Individuals in 
      • 3870 families
      • 18121 events in 
      • 2571 places (close to twenty countries and every state of the union)
    • There are 9106 citations, which means there is still a lot of work to do to corroborate other events and family connections.
    • I have 8629 digital images/ documents in 813 folders.
    • This is only the Trindle families (of all spellings) and their descendants.  All my husbands collateral families are in separate files. [Chapman, Naylor, Grant, Oakes.....etc] 
    I will happily share information with interested researchers.  
    Email me at Catht@aol.com 


    Have a wonderful new year!


    Monday, December 16, 2013

    Weekly Puzzle - Mary Jane Trindle Noffsinger

    On 16 Jun 1847 Mary Jane Trindle married Andrew Nofsinger in Knox County, Ohio.  

    Andrew and Mary Jane were listed in Clay township, Knox County in the 1850 census with one son William age 2. (1)

    On 5 Jan 1858 Andrew was married a second time to Helen Wood.  (2)

    In 1860 Andrew and Helen were living in English, Keokuk, Iowa.  Five children are listed: Thornton (same as William above), James age 10, John age 8, Albert 2 and Mary A 2m.  It would seem likely that the first three are all the children of Mary Jane which puts her death between 1852 and 1858.  (3)

    Further clarification comes from the 1856 Iowa census (English River, Keokuk).  Andrew, William T, James and John are living with Lucy Nofsinger age 70 most likely Andrew's mother.  Andrew is listed as a widower. (4)

    So Mary Jane died sometime between John's birth in July 1852 and the date the census was taken in 1856.

    Her tombstone is found in South English Cemetery listing both a birth and a death date of 1 Feb 1855. (5)


    All well and good, but who is Mary Jane?


    In 1850 William and Mary Trindle were living in Licking county (next door to Knox) Living with them is Matilda who was born in 1838.  Other children that have been suggested for this family are William Alexander bn 1822 (moved to Indiana), Rebecca bn some time after 1823 and Samuel bn 1837 (died age 20 buried in same cemetery as father).

    This family configuration definitely could accept Mary Jane bn 1827 and perhaps still unconnected individuals born in Ohio.

    If this is the correct family, does anyone have source information to prove it?  Does anyone have information to prove otherwise?




    1.  (Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009; Clay, Knox, OH; M432_700; Page: 362B)
    2. (FamilySearch - Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 > Knox > Marriage records 1856-1860 vol H Image 81)
    3. (Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009;  English, Keokuk, IowaM653_329; Page: 771; Image: 35)
    4.  (Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.)
    5. (Find A Grave Memorial# 54815537)

    Monday, December 9, 2013

    Weekly Puzzle - German Roots

    On 3 Jun 1857 Herman Trendel, age 19, a grocer, arrived in the Port of New York on the Orpheus.  Having sailed from Bremerhaven, Germany. His stated destination was New York.

    In 1870 Herman Trendel is residing in Chicago, Cook, Illinois working as a driver.  Living with him are his wife, Caroline Mack and three sons: Herman, Theodore and Julius.  In 1880 Caroline is listed as a widow and a daughter Caroline has been added to the family.

    The likelyhood is that this is the same man.  There is no Herman Trendel found living in New York in 1870. Herman may have made connections on the voyage with passengers destined for Chicago, there were some.

    All four children were married and had children.

    So the question is, who is Herman Trendel?  Where in Germany did he come from?  It appears that Caroline was from Baden and Catholic, was Herman Catholic as well?

    While following German families is not going to add to my own genealogy, following these families does help in sorting through records that might be relevant.