I have been working non stop on the Barkhamsted Lighthouse linage’s – going thru each and every line to make sure I’ve covered them all.
I am at James B Barber the son of Hannah (Chagum) & Reuben Barber. I have just updated the research book in my research book area but will be putting out another one soon.
I create the books to be able to read them and fix the errors – I print them out then make my notes in them and then make corrections in my files – it let’s me see where work needs to be done. It is the main reason I created my research books area here on this blog – hated that only I seen the results of over 20 years of work.
As with merging files and doubling up on people there are many errors and much work to be done on several lines in my files . Daily I am in different lines – different directions – I work on them as I cross them to the best of my abilities~ You see any errors please let me know which research book and what page (PDF page not actual page – #’s are off)
I have many projects going on and am thrilled at the response we are getting on this blog – more and more are following me and my journey to find my Native American Roots~ One of the greatest joys is the family I am finding (or they are finding me lol) and coming on board and sharing photo’s/documents/records and such – our Facebook Group: Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village is truly taking off – have many lifetime family researchers in it and they are all helping to bring the story of the Lighthouse people to the public – I truly couldn’t have gotten this far without the help of so many family members sharing their work~
I have been adding as many notes and such as I can find – having to double check everything right now thou – so much has been lost and so much has been doubled up with the upgrading of software and merging of files – Main focus at this time is the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Tribe and all the descendants – I have worked my way from me to James B Barber so far and will be tackling Reuben and Hannah (pretty much have that all done along with James & Molly Chagum – keep it updated) Once I get thru these few more lines I will put out another research book – that would be the one you’d want to print – I recommend you take the printed copy to Office Depot and they will bind it for you for under $10.00 (I pay abt $7 in Louisiana to be done) Simple clear cover with black back cover and ring binding is all you need – the price is in your ink to print – you will need color to view all highlighted notes and can be costly – many of my books are in the hundreds page count~
I do want to note – I add a Coni’s Note: In my Research Books – when in need of a file or I’m needing more info – if you can help confirm or contribute a record it would be greatly appreciated~
Sept 20, 1786 – James Chogum to Solomon Chogum – 20 Acres
To all People to whom these Presents Shall Come know that I James Chogum of Berkhamsted in County of Litchfield and State of Connecticut for the Consideration of twenty pounds lawful money Received to my full satisfaction of Solomon Chogum of said Berkhamsted Do Give Grant Bargain Sell and Confirm __ ___ Said Solomon and to his Heirs and assigns forever one Certain Piece of Land Lying in Said Berkhamsted Containing twenty acres (?) And is Butted (?) as follows (viz) East and west on Highway North of Isaac Jacklins Land. South on Land of my own. To have and to Hold the above Granted and Bargained Premises with the app____ – Tenances therefore unto him the said Solomon and to his Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their own property use and Behoof (?) and also I the said James do for my Self and my Heirs Executors and Administrators Convenant with the said Solomon his Heirs and Assigns that at and until the Ensigning of this Presents I am Will Seized of the premises as a Good Ind__easible Estate in ___ – Simple and have good right to Bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written and that the same in of Incumbrances whatsoever and futhermore I the said Do by this Presents Bind my Self and my Heirs forever to ___ and Defend the above Granted and Bargained Premises to ____ Said Solomon his Heirs and Assigns against all Claims __ _______ whatsoever In witness where I have hereunto set my hand a Seal the 20th Day of September Anno Dom: 1786
Signed Sealed and Delivered
In Presents of his
John Nicholls Jame + Chogum
Elias Kellogg mark
Litchfield County of New Hartford Sept 20th 1786
Personally Appeared James Chogum Signed Sealed the forgoing Instrument and acknowledged the said to be his free act and Deed before me Seth Smith Just Peace
The Above written Deed was Received for Record Nov – 16th 1786 and Recorded by John Crano Town Register
Note from Coni: Linne Landgradf sent me this copy of this deed and her notes were it was in Vol. 2 p. 271, could possibly be in Vol 1~
I have been wanting to do a family reunion for the descendants of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Tribe – I have set a date with Paul Hart the President of the Barkhamsted Historical Society and Squires Tavern – we have decided on July 2nd-6th 2015~
I will be planning a few events – one is having Ken Feder show us his archeology work at the Lighthouse site along with “hopefully” getting a presentation out of him (still have to contact him on this)
I also will try and have Drew Shuptar Rayvis come and do a survival tour (will contact him to see if dates are ok – he has already agreed to do it for us) – he would show us all the plants and stuff our Native Americans would of used to survive on the land.
Paul Hart is willing to give us a tour of Chagum Lookout and other areas of Ragged Mountain (where our Ancestors lived)
They also do a parade in Barkhamsted on July 4th – Paul said we are all welcomed to join in!
They have fireworks in the next town over – few miles (abt 7) that we could do – not sure on ordinance of campground if allowed~
The also have a drive in theater – a great family night thing we could do – just down the road~
Hope MANY of the descendants will try and do this – would be awesome to meet many of you~