Please help me welcome Ken Feder (Kenneth L. “Kenny” Feder), a professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University and author of several books on archaeology and criticism of pseudoarchaeology such as Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology. His book Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology: From Atlantis to the Walam Olum was published in 2010. His book Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself was published in 2017. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project and is the main Archaeologist of our Barkhamsted Lighthouse site!
I am so excited to have him on board and can’t wait to see what he publishes for us!
I will be becoming more active on this blog myself and have tons of exciting things coming souon!
Disclaimer: This research business provides consulting services to people who desire to obtain data about specific Ancestors/genealogy lines. The research consultant (Coni Dubois) gathers information from credible sources and provides an analysis of her findings & also interpret the information for clients.
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I got curious about the extent of my research as a whole and decided to create a book with all the direct descendants of James & Molly Chagum of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village. Every living & deceased person in this bloodline.
It is HUGE! Honestly didn’t believe my software could handle it, BUT it did! 😌
Ended up with 2354 families and a 3,321-page research book! All generations/descendant’s I have added/found on offsprings of Chief James & Molly Chagum of Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village.
I am sharing 2 parts (Index of Names and Index of Places) of this research book for everyone – It is free to view and you will be able to see if you are actually a descendant, this also includes all that was married into the lines and the whole of my work~
Page numbers = pages you are in for my research book on this line. (3,321 pages total) KEEP in mind some of you come into these lines twice… So mentioned in both areas in book on different ancestors. Red & pink dot’s show a true descendant.
Search here to find your name – females are listed as maiden names.
Pg: 82 – The will of Jean Chogam [called Janey Chogam in the will] dated 22 March 1762, was approved by the council on the testimony of the witnesses, Peleg Cross, Jonathan Lock, and John Welch. James Hazzard was given a letter of administration of the estate.
Note from Coni: In my research, I believe that James Hazzard is who comes to be known as Chief James Chogam/Chagum/Chaugham (born between 1702-1715 & died 1789/1790) of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village. He is a Grandson to this Jean/Janey1 (Ninegret) Chogam – he is the son of Janey2 who is the daughter of Great James & Jean/Janey1.
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I recently spoke with Author Jeff Howe regarding this book he published in 1997 called Indians and Slaves of Block Island. He has granted me permission to digitize this book and to share it here for you to read. I am so honored that he has given me permission to use his book for my research and to share it here with you!
A MUST read if you have connections to Block Island.
(Please contact him for a physical copy – this copy attached is only in readable form and can’t be printed/copied)
Starting with the oldest Ancestor/male line – which starts with Chief Sachem Mechoswodt – working down to James Chagum of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village in Barkhamsted, CT.
I have 2 versions of my research books that are available below/online:
1st one is the old format and shows detailed facts and all my notes and markups. (Marked as detailed below) and the 2nd version is of my new formatting and is my new book format – shows photos/records and documents along with place and name indexing in the back of the below research book. (Marked as compressed)
My love for my family is my whole being – every ounce of me… loves every ounce of each of you~
I can’t believe I will be 55 this year. In short… my life has been a very hard one. Being a strong-wheeled woman I have had to fight my whole life and in turn, I have some family members to this day who can’t stand me. But that’s ok~ They truly never got to know me, or tried to understand me. We all have those people in our lives…If only they would see…family is everything to me~
THIS post though is for my family & friends that chose to love and care for me, truly…thank you from the bottom of my ❤️ know I love you and will always be here for you – as you have been for me~
In all the bad that happened throughout my life, you all have stepped in to be there to hold me up and to push me forward~
I am truly blessed to have all of you in my life.
You have been my rock…my solid ground…my saving grace~ You are deeply loved by me~
Families have their fights, their sadness & their pain. But it always has its joys, it’s happiness & it’s wonderful moments~ Family is tied by blood and love… and no matter what happens family should always surround those in need and protect those that need us~
I have spent my life searching for family… And have truly been blessed to find so many cousins and family in my life’s journey. You truly amaze me with all your support throughout my time on this earth. Your amazing love is shown to me daily – I am called, texted, emailed, messaged.. in some form, reminded daily at how many truly love me~
I am humbled by each of you~
PLEASE find forgiveness for those who are nillynallys in your life, move past the hatred and the fighting. We have lost so many family members…life is too short, and we need to find love for one another, and get pasted this separation of family. We truly need to bond together to face this unknown world we have ahead of us… I truly worry for our descendants at the world we are leaving them~
I have found my calling…I was meant to be my family Historian/Researcher/Genealogist. I feel I must record all I can on our ancestors….before it is lost~
This is my purpose in life~
It is my legacy… bound by my love for family~ I will be doing it till the day I die~
3rd:William Todd Gilbert – Son of Amos Jr & Matilda (Todd)
William T Gilbert From:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62821141/william-t-gilbert BIRTH 6 Nov 1837 – Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA DEATH 13 Apr 1927 (aged 89) – Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA BURIAL North Webster Cemetery – North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 11 Dec 2010 Find a Grave Memorial: 6282114 Cause of Death: Interated Nephitis (Poison?)
William T. Gilbert in the Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Name: William T. Gilbert Gender: Male Race: White Age: 89 Marital Status: Widowed Birth Date: 6 Nov 1837 Birth Place: Ind Death Date: 13 Jul 1927 Death Place: Tippecanoe, Kosciusko, Indiana, USA Father: Amos Gilbert Mother: Matila Gilbert Spouse: Issabelle Gilbert Household Members: Name – Age William T. Gilbert 89 Matila Gilbert Amos Gilbert Issabelle Gilbert
Isabella (Plew) Gilbert From:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62821226/isabella-gilbert BIRTH 9 Jul 1840 – Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA DEATH 12 Nov 1906 **(aged 66) **- Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA BURIAL North Webster Cemetery – North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 11 Dec 2010 Find a Grave Memorial: 62821226 Cause of Death: Dropsy
Parents: Daniel “Samuel” Plough & Mary Agnes Roberts
2nd: William Andrew Gilbert – Son of William Todd & Isibella (Plew)
William Andrew Gilbert From:William Andrew Gilbert (1854-1904) – Find A Grave… BIRTH 28 Sep 1854 DEATH 6 Jul 1904 (aged 49) BURIAL Hillcrest Cemetery – Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Add to Map PLOT Row 8 Created by: OPPSheryl – Added: 5 May 2010 Find a Grave Memorial 52028288 Cause of Death: Suicide
Via death record: He was “found dead and found to be Suicide with Coubolic? acid”
Note from Coni: Need obit/newspaper article Warsaw Daily Times. (Warsaw, Ind.) 1882-1919 Location(s): Indiana State Library The above information comes from the U.S. Newspaper Directory on the Chronicling America website from the Library of Congress, which lists the archives and libraries where microfilm and paper copies of newspapers can be located.
William Gilbert in the Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Name: William Gilbert Gender: Male Race: White Age: 49 Marital Status: Single Birth Date: 1855 Birth Place: England Death Date: 14 Jul 1904 Death Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Father: Gilbert Household Members: Name – Age William Gilbert 49 – undefined Gilbert
William Gilbert in the Indiana, U.S., WPA Death Index, 1882-1920 Name: William Gilbert Date: Jul 14, 1904 Location: Indianapolis Age: 49 Yr Gender: Male Race: White Source location: County Board of Health, Indianapolis Source notes: The source of this record is the book H-12 on page 63 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.
Sarah Jane (Furrow) Gilbert From:Sarah Jane Furrow Gilbert (1852-1929) – Find A… BIRTH 1 Apr 1852 – Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, USA DEATH 26 Apr 1929 (aged 77) – Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA BURIAL Hillcrest Cemetery – Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Created by: OPPSheryl – Added: 5 May 2010 Find a Grave Memorial: 52028289 Cause of Death: Myocarditis/Invalid
Parents: Joseph William Furrow & Elizabeth Finton
Warsaw Daily Times Friday April 26, 1929 Mrs. Gillbert 76, Succumbs – End Comes This Morning at Home of Daughter in Piercton. Mrs. Sarah J. Gilbert, widow of the late William Gilbert, passed away at 6 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Kyle, in Pierceton. Death was caused by the infirmities of old age and a complication of diseases. She has been an invalid for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kyle and Mrs. Viola Baker, and two sons, Fred Gilbert and James Madison Gilbert, all of Pierceton. Funeral services will be conducted from the Ashley funeral home in Pierceton, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. G.A. Maggart officiating Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Great Grandfather: James Madison Gilbert Son of William Andrew & Sarah Jane (Furrow) Gilbert
James Madison Gilbert From:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62819318/james-madison-gilbert BIRTH 23 Mar 1892 – Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA DEATH 6 May 1964 (aged 72) – Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA BURIAL Oak Hill Cemetery – Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 11 Dec 2010 Find a Grave Memorial: 62819318 Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest – Blockage
Marie (Tarant) Gilbert **From: **https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62820590/marie-gilbert BIRTH 8 Apr 1896 – Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA **DEATH ** 6 May 1985 (aged 89)– Marshall County, Indiana, USA BURIAL Oak Hill Cemetery – Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 11 Dec 2010 Find a Grave Memorial: 6282 0590 Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest
Parent’s: Josef Tarant & Antonie Holem
Origin: Sadská, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic (Austria @ time)
Mrs. Marie Gilbert, 89, a resident of Plymouth’s Pilgrim Manor, died there at 2:25 p.m., Thursday. Born April 8, 1896 at Marathon Wis. to Joseph and Antonia Tarant, she lived most of her life in Marshall County. Mrs. Gilbert was married November 25, 1914 at Knox to James M. Gilbert who preceded her in death May 6, 1964. Surviving are five children: Mrs. Loretta Berger, Plymouth; Mrs. Laurene Gunterman, Bremen; Ed and Richard Gilbert, both of Plymouth; and Don Gilbert, Frankfort; 18 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son Robert, and one daughter, Helen Platz. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday at Johnson’s Funeral Home, Plymouth, with burial to follow at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 till 4 and from 7 till 9 p.m., Sunday.
Grandfather: Robert James Gilbert – Son of James Madison & Marie (Tarant) Gilbert
Robert James “Bob” Gilbert From:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47425974/robert-james-gilbert BIRTH 30 Oct 1918 – Grovertown, Starke County, Indiana, USA DEATH 7 May 1981 (aged 62) – Knox, Starke County, Indiana, USA BURIAL Burr Oak Cemetery – Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, USA Show Map Maintained by: DLC – Originally Created by: Jackie & Ralph – Added: 1 Feb 2010 Find a Grave Memorial: 47425974 Cause of Death: Myocardial Infraction
Mildred Marie (Scheetz) Gilbert From:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47425954/mildred-marie-gilbert BIRTH 10 Sep 1920 – Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA DEATH 22 Nov 1990 (aged 70) – Knox, Starke County, Indiana, USA BURIAL Burr Oak Cemetery – Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, USA Maintained by: DLC – Originally Created by: Jackie & Ralph – Added: 1 Feb 2010 Find a Grave Memorial: 47425974 Cause of Death: Heart Attack/Myocardial Infraction
Parent’s: Bernard Gregory Scheetz & Viola Beatrice Nickerson
To view my research book on the Descendants of Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert Research by Coni Dubois: Pg’s: 431 – View PDF – Click Here
I have also created individual reports for each of my direct line to Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert and combined them into one PDF for you.Starting with my Grandfather Robert James Gilbert and continues to Noah Gilbert.
What we have so far on Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert
6th: Elisha Gilbert – Son to Noah & Sarah (Allen) Gilbert
Elisha Gilbert From:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230320373/elisha-gilbert BIRTH 18 May 1743 – Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, USA **DEATH ** 1818 (aged 74–75) – Addison, Steuben County, New York, USA BURIAL Burial Details Unknown Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 4 Aug 2021 Find a Grave Memorial: 230320373 Cause of Death: Unknown
WIFE:Submit Glazier Gilbert From:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230322963/submit-gilbert BIRTH 8 Aug 1739 – Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 1820 (aged 80–81) – New York, USA BURIAL Burial Details Unknown Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 4 Aug 2021 Find a Grave Memorial: 230322963 Cause of Death: Unknown
Parents: Isaiah & Hannah Mary (Thomas) Glacier
5th: Amos A Gilbert – Son of Elisha & Submit (Glacier) Gilbert
Amos A Gilbert Sr.‘ From: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230320231/amos-a-gilbert BIRTH 1 Sep 1778 – Otis, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 1 May 1843 (aged 64) – Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA BURIAL Burial Details Unknown Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 4 Aug 2021 Find a Grave Memorial: 230320231 Cause of Death: Unknown
Parents: Normond/Norman Bruce & Nancy (Paugh) Magruder
4th:Amos Gilbert Jr. – Son of Amos A & Sarah (Magruder) Gilbert
Amos Gilbert From:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/230413302/amos-gilbert BIRTH 1814 – Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA DEATH 12 Apr 1896 – Hendricks County, Indiana, USA BURIAL Turpin Cemetery – Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana, USA Created by: Coni Dubois – Added: 6 Aug 2021 Find a Grave Memorial: 230413302 Cause of Death: Unknown
Switzerland County: Probate Order Book 1: 1814 – 1824 Gilbert, Amos & McGruder Nor. B. admin’rs of M. Wilson Dec’d Page 275: Gilbert Sr., Amos, of the town of Vevay Will Will: 28 Feb 1843. Probate: 1 May 1843. Executrix: Agnes Gilbert. – Wit: William Boyd, Jr., Lewis Golay.
Wife – Agniss Gilbert: all personal and real estate, as long as she remains my widow for the maintenance of herself and my two youngest children. Should she marry then she shall have the use and benefit of one third of my real estate.
Youngest children – Nancy Welsh, formerly Nancy Gilbert – John M. Gilbert – William B. Gilbert: at Agnes’ decease, all real estate. Two sons – Elijah Gilbert – Amos Gilbert, Jr. and daughter – Amety McMillen, w/o John McMillen: one dollar each they having already received their proportion of what I suppose they ought to have of my estate.
Agnes Gilbert gave copy of will administration 8 May 1843, and on 20 Sep 1844 filed the following relinguishment.
I Agnes Gilbert, widow of Amos Gilbert deceased hereby give notice to all persons concerned that I do hereby relinguish all claims under the last will and testament of the said Amos Gilbert, my late husband and that I intend to claim my right of dower and the real and personal estate which belonged to the said Amos Gilbert. -Witness: John Dumont
Switzerland County, Indiana – Index to Testators Through 1880 A Testator is a person who has written and executed a Last Will and Testament that is in effect at the time of his/her death. This is an index to those who have written wills in Switzerland County. I do not believe all County Wills are included but it does include many and in what book and on what page they are recorded. These were compiled by Charles M. Franklin in 1987 and Published in 1987 by Walter R. Gooldy’s Heritage House Publishing Co. Index’s such as this for other areas may be purchased from Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe in Indianapolis, IN., owned by Pat Gooldy Name: Gilbert, Amos Sr. Year 1843 Book A Page: 213
Still trying to find burial for Matilda~ We believe she is also buried in the Turpin Cemetery with her Husband Amos Gilbert. We have feet on the ground who will be visiting cemetery soon~
Amos & Matilda (Todd) Gilbert Lived their whole lives in Indiana
As you will see OUR Amos & Matilda (Todd) Gilbert moved from Vevay to Lincoln, Hendricks, IN TAX records of AMOS Jr Gilbert & MATILDA GILBERT HEIRS, along with their son Oliver. John J & a John G at one point owned land and paid taxes.
Hendricks County Treasurer’s Tax Duplicates Book – Volume – Tax year and page #: 1897 – NO GILBERTS IN LIST – END 1896 Book 4 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 104 1895 Book 4 – John J & John G Gilbert & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 99 1894 Book 4 – Amos & John & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 109 1893 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 96 1892 Book 4 – Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 99 1891 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 96 1890 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 99 1889 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 99 1888 Book 4 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 92 1887 Book 3 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 139 1886 Book 3 – Amos & John & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 140 1885 Book 3 – Amos & John G & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 143 1884 Book 3 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 131 1883 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 162 & 163 1883 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver Gilbert 1882 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 169 & 170 1882 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver Gilbert 1881 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 168 1880 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 162 1879 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver Gilbert pg’s: 164-165 1879 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs 1878 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 162 1877 Book 2 – Amos & Oliver & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 158 1876 Book 2 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 140 1875 Book 2 – Amos & Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 136 1874 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg’s: 143-144 1874 Book 2 – Amos Gilbert 1873 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg’s: 142 & 143 1873 Book 2 – Amos Gilbert 1872 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs and Amos Gilbert pg: 90 1871 Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg’s: 157 & 158 1871 Amos Gilbert 1870 Book 2 – Matilda Gilbert Heirs and Amos Gilbert pg: 136 1869 Matilda Gilbert Heirs pg: 294 1868 Matilda Gilbert & A Gilbert pg: 296 1867 Matilda Gilbert pg’s: 298 & 299 1867 Amos Gilbert 1866 Matilda & Amos Gilbert pg: 270 1865 Matilda & Amos Gilbert pg: 251 1864 – NO GILBERT’S IN LIST – START I have found death and burial info to confirm this is in fact OUR Amos. (Same area a son of Matilda and Amos is also buried (Oliver) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/TaxDuplicateIndex.aspx
CONTINUE TO PART 2 for:
Still working on it – should be done in couple of hours~
3rd:William Todd Gilbert – Son of Amos Jr & Matilda (Todd) Gilbert
2nd: William Andrew Gilbert – Son of William Todd & Isibella (Plew) Gilbert
Great Grandfather: James Madison Gilbert Son of William Andrew & Sarah Jane (Furrow) Gilbert
Grandfather: Robert James Gilbert – Son of James Madison & Marie (Tarant) Gilbert