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Imes family history update

  1. 1. Imes Family History update<br />By Carol Black<br />
  2. 2. Hona<br />
  3. 3. Looking for the slave ship<br />
  4. 4. Trans-atlantic database<br /><br />
  5. 5. KunteKinte – Alex Haley Memorial<br />
  6. 6. More about the memorial<br />The KunteKinte Alex Haley Memorial is the only memorial in the United States that commemorates the actual name and place of arrival of an enslaved African.<br />It portrays in word and symbol Alex Haley's vision for national racial reconciliation and healing, and symbolizes in KuntaKinte and his descendants the triumph of the human spirit in very difficult times. <br />The Memorial includes a sculpture group of a seated Alex Haley reading from a book on his lap to three children of different ethnic backgrounds. <br />As he stretches his hand toward the Chesapeake Bay, he tells his family's story and the story of the Annapolis port, a symbolic Ellis Island for African Americans.<br />
  7. 7. The KK-AH foundation<br />Carmen and I will meet with Judy Cabal at the Foundation next week. The Foundation conducts and encourages education and research focusing on the history and culture of African Americans. One major emphasis is on uncovering stories and data about slave and free African Americans in Maryland prior to 1864, when slaves in the state were set free by State legislation. During slavery, Maryland had the largest number of free African Americans of any state in the union.<br />
  8. 8. David Imes’ Letter to Frederick Douglass<br />March 29, 1869<br />Frederick Douglass Papers<br />Manuscript Division, Library of Congress <br />Washington, D.C.<br />
  9. 9. David Imes<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Joseph Imes<br />
  12. 12. Joseph Imes, buffalo soldier<br /><ul><li>Youngest son of David and Adelaine (Braun) Imes
  13. 13. Born April 8, 1850 in Franklin County, PA
  14. 14. Enlisted in U. S. Army at age “23”
  15. 15. Died of Typhoid Fever on 9/10/1869 at Fort Sill</li></li></ul><li>Enlistment record<br />
  16. 16. Fort Sill-- Elgin, Oklahoma<br />
  17. 17. Fort Sill dilemma<br /><ul><li>Fort Sill has no gravestone for Joseph Imes who died 9/10/1869
  18. 18. Fort Sill has a gravestone for “Jos. Jones, Co H., 10th U.S. Cavalry” who died 9/10/1869
  19. 19. There is no record of a Joseph Jones in Co H., 10th U.S. Cavalry
  20. 20. Historian at Fort Sill is not convinced a mistake was made in the past, stating that there could be a Joseph Jones and that he and or the Imes family need to verify Joseph Imes. </li></li></ul><li>The problem – “josephjones”<br />
  21. 21. Ted imes<br />
  22. 22. William Imes – 1920 Census<br />Ted’s g-grandparents, William & Amelia Imes, in Linthicum, MD<br />
  23. 23. WilliaMimes Death certificate -1926<br />Family <br />
  24. 24. G-G-Grandparents found in1880 Census!<br />Thomas and Margaret Ijams with sons, William & Benjamin<br />
  25. 25. The problem: Thomas “Jams”<br />
  26. 26. Howard Imes <br />
  27. 27. “I have a great, great, great uncle three times removed called George Noah Scholl b.1868 d.1899 who married Alice Cory (might be Carey) Imes b.1873 in Mt. Pleasant, Juniata County, Pennsylvania. She was the last born of 13. Her daddy was David Imes b.1821 d.1894 -- he was born in Washington County, Maryland. He married Sarah Ann Wilson b.1831 d.1914 in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. They got married in McAlisterville, Juniata County, PA in 1854. David died in Beale, Juniata County, PA. He was one child of John Jack Imes and Susana Pindle, I have some information that there might be others and that Susana was a slave woman. Not sure.”<br />Donna<br />Email dated 5/16/2010<br />
  28. 28. Alice careyimes<br /><ul><li>Youngest of nine children of David and Sarah (Wilson) Imes, born 8/1873
  29. 29. She married George Scholl
  30. 30. George and she had two children: Ward and Penrose
  31. 31. “Donna” is only known de to contact Imes family
  32. 32. She has responded, “I do not have any more information at this time. Sorry, Carol.”</li></li></ul><li>New info on Alice imes school<br />Per search on on 7/22/10:<br />In 1900 census, Alice C. Scholl, Black female, age 26, resides with her mother, Sarah A. Imes, age 68, and a servant, Ida Kinslow, age 15, in Beale Twp, Juniata County, PA <br />
  33. 33. Alice scholl - 1900 Census<br />
  34. 34. Scholl family<br /><ul><li>Found at
  35. 35. George’s father was Major George Keller Scholl, born 1824 in Perry County
  36. 36. George’s mother was Jane (Campbell) Scholl born 1829 in PA
  37. 37. The Scholls immigrated to Franconia, Northampton County, PA from Bavaria, Germany in late 1600’s</li></li></ul><li>estherimes<br />
  38. 38. “Esther Imes was my maternal grandfathers (Henry W. Bender) first wife.  She died when my mother was six.  We think her mother's name was Hazel.  Esther grew up in PA.  I tracked an Imes line that kind of fits the story I was told to Reading, but she married Henry in Erie, PA.  It's not clear how she got there as that entire generation has died, and the State of PA makes it difficult to track people down.<br /> <br />The State gave the Imes family custody of my mother after my grandmother died, but he stole her back and went on the run for a while.  My mother Nancey told me stories about Ohio and Maryland before they went south.  If you have any more questions my cell is 570-660-1287.”<br />Doug Williams<br />Email dated 6/8/2010<br />
  39. 39. Esther Imes – 1930 census<br />Esther is 11 year old daughter of Sherman and Hazel Imes. Family resides in Comru, Berks County, PA. Her father, Sherman David, is one of 16 children of Howard and Madeline (Dolby) Imes, grandson of David and Sarah (Wilson) Imes, and great-grandson of John “Jack” and Susanna (Pindle) Imes. Until the note from Doug, we had no information on Esther or her mother. <br />
  40. 40. More on Sherman Imes<br /><ul><li>Per World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918 Record, he is 26 years old, living in Port Royal, employed by Howard Imes, is single and race is African.
  41. 41. Per U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card, 1942 Record, he is 51 years old, lives at 1247 Buttonwood Street, Reading, PA, employed by Metropolitan Edison in Reading and race is White </li></li></ul><li>Sherman Imes and Brothers<br />Photos given by David Imes, son of Chester Imes, grandson of Howard Imes, ggson of David Imes and gggson of John “Jack” Imes <br />
  42. 42. The Imes-davis connection<br />Franklin County PA to BenziMichigan<br />
  43. 43. shelleymurphy<br />“Looking for Davis researchers in Franklin County, PA. I have a Joseph B. Davis born in 1838 in Chambersburg, his father is William Davis, if you know of any other information or places to search for more info, please let me know, thanks Shelley “<br />
  44. 44. Joseph davis<br />Oldest son of William and Mildred (Brand) Davis who migrated from Franklin County, PA to Benzie, MI, circa 1862. He homesteaded 160 acres adjacent to the 160 acres homesteaded by his parents. He was married three times…<br />
  45. 45. Benzie county, michigan<br />
  46. 46. Mary Bell Imes<br />Mary Bell Imes, daughter of John and Elizabeth Imes, and granddaughter of John “Jack” and Susanna Imes, was the first wife of Joseph Davis.<br />It appears they married sometime between 1860 and 1865, either in Medina, Oh, or Benzie, MI. <br />Our Mary Bell has been found and is no longer the “lost” sister of David, James, Esau and Caroline Imes. We have also found the “lost” brother, John W. Imes.<br />
  47. 47. Davis-Imes Heir<br />Joseph and Mary Bell had a son, HORACE DAVIS, who was born in 1865. Mary Bell died in childbirth or soon after since Joseph had married another “Mary” by the time of the 1870 census. <br />Horace married Hattie and they had 8 children:  Bessie, Francis, Joseph, Echert, Lee, Harland, Floyd and Calvin. According to the Davis family historian, those descendants do not currently identify with the Imes or Davis lines. <br />
  48. 48. Horace - 1880 Census<br />Horace is age15 in household with father, Joseph and his wife, Mary #2, and two younger children, George and Mary Bell, in Benzie, MI <br />
  49. 49. Davis Family – 1850 Census<br />
  50. 50. Davis Family – 1860 census<br />
  51. 51. Davis Family - 1870<br />
  52. 52. William Davis Monument<br />Final Resting Place in Joyfield, MI.<br />William died in 1881 at age 68<br />
  53. 53. William Davis – marker<br />Upon death of his daughter in 1870, WILLIAM DAVIS donated 5 acres to township for a cemetery. Descendant, Alan Davis, stands in front of marker. <br />
  54. 54. Henry and claradavis<br />Henry Davis and wife, Clara (Marsh) Davis. Henry, son of William and Mildred Davis, was born in Medina, OH. They are Shelley’s great-grandparents.<br />
  55. 55. Joseph and rosiedavis<br />JOSEPH DAVIS (father of Horace) and third wife, Rosie, are buried in Joyfield Cemetery. Joseph donated land to the Latter Day Saints for another cemetery in Joyfield.<br />
  56. 56. Horace and hattiedavis<br />
  57. 57. The davis family home<br />This is the 2nd home of William and Mildred Davis in Benzie, MI. The first house was destroyed by fire. House was on Hgwy 31.<br />
  58. 58. The benzie connection<br /><ul><li>CAROLINE IMES left Franklin County, PA and went west to Benzie, MI with Rev. Bailey. She later graduated from Oberlin College, married Rev. Peter Johnson and they settled in Topeka, KS where they raised several children.
  59. 59. DAVID IMES mustered in the Civil War in Wooster, OH. The 1870 census shows him and his wife, Emmeline, owning a 160 acre farm in Benzie County. Shelly located his grave in the Joyfield Cemetery.
  60. 60. JOHN W. IMES, born in Franklin County, PA and mustered in the Civil War in Wooster, OH. He is living in Benzie at 1870 Census and thereafter remained in Ohio for the rest of his life, completely estranged from his siblings. It was not until probate records were obtained for David Imes, that it was learned that David appointed his brother, John W. Imes, of Ohio, as the adminstrator of his estate. </li></li></ul><li>David Imes<br />DAVID IMES, brother of Caroline, Esau, James and John Imes, is buried in Joyfield Cemetery, Benzie, MI. Shelley sent this photo to us.<br />
  61. 61. Welcome, patty bowermaster!<br />Patricia Ann (Edward) Bowermaster<br />G-G-G-granddaughter of <br />John “Jack” and Susana Imes<br />
  62. 62. Pedigree chart for patty<br />
  63. 63. Patty’s photos<br />William W. Wilson is believed to be father of James Wilson. James and “Dutch Lady” are the progenitors of generations of Wilson-Moore-Imes descendants<br />Caption is “Samuel Wilson and Mary Douglas” but may be William W. Wilson and wife, Mary Douglas<br />
  64. 64. More about patty<br /><ul><li>Graduated with honors from Chief Logan H.S. in Lewistown, PA
  65. 65. After graduation, enlisted in U.S. Army Military Police Corps, Served 1st and 5th Platoons, 3rd Military Police Company, 3rd Infantry Division, West Germany (1985-1988)
  66. 66. Honorable Discharge, US Army; entered Army Reserve, 344th Military Police Company, New Haven, CT
  67. 67. Recalled to Active Duty, US Army for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Deployed to Persian Gulf Dec 1990 - Apr 1991
  68. 68. Graduated Wilson College, Bachelor of Arts Degree (History and Political Science)
  69. 69. She and husband live in Shippensburg and are parents of three children </li></li></ul><li>Lost moore line has been found!<br />They are the descendants of John Campbell Moore<br />
  70. 70. John camel moore<br />GARY WILKES posted this message on in 2006:<br /> One of my greatgrandfathers was John Camel Moore. I have possession of the page from his family bible with the last entry about 1901, which lists birthdates for himself, his spouse and his children. The entry for him lists Mercersburg, Pennsylvania as his place of birth with a birth date of 15MAY1855.John Camel Moore moved to Ansonia, Connecticut circa 1880 and married Irene Elizabeth Goosley of Nova Scotia about 1884. Together, they raised nine children, the eldest of which was my grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Moore. He worked at the Ansonia Brass CompanyThe life of John Camel Moore was cut short in December 1914 when he succumbed to head injuries he sustained from a beating associated with a strike at his employer site.I am trying to find any information on the ancestry of John Camel Moore. Since Moore is such a common name in this area, I have not been able to identify the most likely candidates for his parents.Is there anybody out there that can help focus my search?<br />
  71. 71. John camel moore<br /><ul><li> Grandfather of Gary Wilkes, Sarasota Springs, NY
  72. 72. John Camel was born in Mercersburg 5/15/1855, seven months after his father, John Campbell Moore, died suddenly in 1854.
  73. 73. Apparently taken in by uncle, James Lincoln Moore, where he is “farm hand” in Walker Twp at 1870 census
  74. 74. Married Irene Goosely of Nova Scotia in Newark, NJ in 1884
  75. 75. John C. and Irene raise 9 children in Ansonia, New Haven, CT, prior to his death in 1914.</li></li></ul><li>John camel moore’s line<br />
  76. 76. John campbellmoore<br /><ul><li> Son of James and Rachel Moore, born 1828 in Mercersburg, PA
  77. 77. Married Mary Elizabeth Harrison at Upper West Conococheague Presbyterian Church (UWCPC) on 1/1/1852
  78. 78. Died of Typhoid Fever on 10/31/1854 in Mercersburg
  79. 79. Widow, Mary, was pregnant (with John Camel) and had two small daughters at time of husband’s death.
  80. 80. Gary Wilkes states that the situation strained family ties and Mary was dismissed from UWCPC in March, 1862. She died at age 78 two weeks before son, John Camel Moore, died in 1914.</li></li></ul><li>Gary’s photos<br />Sarah Elizabeth Moore (1885-?), oldest daughter of John C. & Irene Moore<br />Irene Goosely Moore (1862-1959), wife of John Campbell Moore<br />
  81. 81. Moore family reunion<br />Celebration of Irene Goosely Moore’s Birthday, Ansonia, CT. According to Gary Wilkes, most descendants live within 200 miles of the home. <br />
  82. 82. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”<br />-Marcus Garvey<br />