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  • Corrections To Genealogies In Print Vol. 7 No. 5

    Lee Kugler

    Published Date : October-November 1990
    KEELER - On a recent Salt Lake City trip I found an answer to my own query (NEXUS 7(1990):35, #11).  I believe Ruth (KEELER) BENEDICT, d. ca. 1762, was dau. of John KEELER, Jr. (1682-1755), #5 in W.B. Keelor, Keeler Family: Ralph Keeler of Norwalk, Conn. (1985)  On p. 18 of this last, she is said to be a dau. of Jonah3 KEELER, a first cousin of John, Jr.  But in estate records (1764) of John KEELER (Norwalk, Fairfield Probate Dist., LDS Film #1018760) “heirs and legal representatives of Ruth formerly the wife of Stephen BENEDICT of said Norwalk, but now deceased, having been advanced in the Lifetime of John KEPLER...” were named in the distribution.  This last does not, however, specify the kinship between John KEELER, Jr., and any of his supposed daughters.

    Submitted 8 Aug. 1990 by Mary Alice Benedict Grindol, 778 S. 35th St., Galesburg, MI 49053

    PENDLETON - Everett H. Pendleton, Brian Pendleton and His Descendants, 1599-1910 (1910),p. 393: #1951 Franklin PENDLETON, son of Mason Mandeville & Martha Ann (RIDDLE) (AGENS) PENDLETON, was b. Mapleton, Monorna Co., Iowa, 12 Feb. 1888; b. cert. lists father’s birthplace as Conn., mother’s as Ohio.  Franklin m. 20 Feb. 1909 Louise Helen PFLAUM (acc. to a church program noting their 50th wedding anniversary); they moved to Boulder, Colo., later to Denver, where Frank’s mother Martha d. 1 Mar. 1915 (d. cert.). He d. Denver 3 July 1972 (d. cert.). Frank & Louise had two ch., Helen and Mason, one grandchild, Gerald Pendleton WERGLAND (my husband), and two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Karen WERGLAND.

    Submitted 28 May 1990 by Glendyne K (Beemer) Wergland, 70 Rose Terrace, Pittsfield, MA 01201

    ROOT - James P. Root, Root Genealogical Records 1600-1870(1870)(hereafter RGR), p. 32(1-21, #2808: “Caleb ROOT, son of John, Sr., of Farmington, m. (1) Aug. 9, 1693 Elizabeth SALMON, dau. of Thomas SALMON of Westfield, Mass.  He m. (2) ___ GILLETTE.  She united with the Congregational Church, March 30, 1696.  He lived in Farmington and d. June 10, 1712.” I believe “he m. (2) ___" should read “She m. (2) ___ (p. 320).  My ancestor, Samuel ROOT, was Caleb’s youngest son, b. 20 Nov. 1712, but neither RGR nor Conn. VRs indicate which of Caleb’s ch. were by which wife.  Since Samuel was b. after his father’s death one would assume his mother was Caleb’s 2nd wife.  Yet Samuel named a son Salmon, poss. for his mother’s maiden name.  Also, Caleb’s widow Elizabeth was appointed administrator of his will (dist. 1718/19), and guardian of Thomas, Elizabeth and Samuel ROOT.  In the surname index, ___ GILLETTE on p. 320 is designated by an asterisk, used in this work to denote a male.  These facts seem to prove that Elizabeth SALMON was Caleb ROOT’s only wife, and that she, sometime alter 1718/19, married (2) a man named GILLETTE.

    Submitted 20 June 1990 by Florence A. Lembeck, Rt. 4, Box 371, Crestview, FL 32530

    NEHGS does not verify corrections.  Readers may send corrections to genealogies in print or public records, with documented sources, to Lee Kugler, c/o NEXUS, at the Society.

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