Sarah Godwin

F, #6491

Ephraim Finklea

M, #6492, b. circa 1830, d. 27 Aug 1861
     Ephraim Finklea was born circa 1830 in Charleston, Charleston Co., SC.1

Ephraim Finklea married Martha Gnann on 29 Sep 1853 in Chatham Co., GA.2 Ephraim Finklea was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1860 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA with others in the household: Martha Gnann, Samuel E. Finklea and Julia A. Finklea.1

Ephraim Finklea died on 27 Aug 1861 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA.3,4 He was buried on 28 Aug 1861 in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA.4,5

Ephraim Finklea is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Children of Ephraim Finklea and Martha Gnann

Citations

  1. [S402] US1860.
  2. [S1555] "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," Index and Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013), citing information from marriages recorded in Georgia counties for the years 1785 to 1950, Image 140.
  3. [S1780] "Savannah, Georgia, Select Board of Health and Health Department Records, 1824-1864, 1887-1896," Images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 28 Dec 2015), Citing City of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah, Georgia, Select Board of Health and Health Department Records, 1822–1864, 1887–1896. Subseries 5600HE-050 and 5600HA-010. Microfilm, 27 reels. City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, Savannah, Georgia, "Aug 28 [1861] Ephraim Finklea 31 yrs Inflammation Brain ... So Carolina."
  4. [S905] Cemetery Marker in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA (W. 36th and Kollock Streets, near 37th Street exit of Route 204 (32.0627081 -81.1123343)).
  5. [S1959] The Department of Cemeteries, City of Savannah Department of Cemeteries (City of Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs (http://www.savannahga.gov/)), Laurel Grove North, Section 5.

Samuel E. Finklea

M, #6493, b. circa 1856, d. 2 May 1914
     Samuel E. Finklea was born circa 1856 in GA.1 He was the son of Ephraim Finklea and Martha Gnann. Samuel E. Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA in the household of Ephraim Finklea.1 Samuel E. Finklea was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA (His father died in 1861. He was in the Orphan Union Society and his sister was in the Female Orphan Asylum.)2

Samuel E. Finklea died on 2 May 1914 in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA.3

Samuel E. Finklea is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Citations

  1. [S402] US1860.
  2. [S497] US1870.
  3. [S905] Cemetery Marker in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA (W. 36th and Kollock Streets, near 37th Street exit of Route 204 (32.0627081 -81.1123343)).

Julia A. Finklea

F, #6494, b. circa 1859
     Julia A. Finklea was born circa 1859 in GA.1 She was the daughter of Ephraim Finklea and Martha Gnann. Julia A. Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA in the household of Ephraim Finklea.1 Julia A. Finklea was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA (Her father died in 1861. She was in the Female Orphan Asylum and her brother was in the Orphan Union Society.)2 She was enumerated in the census of 1880 in an unknown place in the household of Martha Gnann.3

Julia A. Finklea is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Citations

  1. [S402] US1860.
  2. [S497] US1870.
  3. [S496] US1880.

Johannah E. Gnann

F, #6495, b. circa Nov 1839
     Johannah E. Gnann was born circa Nov 1839 in GA.1,2

Johannah E. Gnann married Theophalus L. Colson on 20 Sep 1876 in Effingham Co., GA.3 Johannah E. Gnann was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA in the household of Martha Gnann (her sister.)2 Johannah E. Gnann was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA in the household of unresearched people (as an inmate in Abraham's Home.)4

Johannah E. Gnann is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Citations

  1. [S414] US1850.
  2. [S555] US1900.
  3. [S1555] "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," Index and Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013), citing information from marriages recorded in Georgia counties for the years 1785 to 1950, p. 217.
  4. [S663] US1910.

John J. Gnann

M, #6496, b. circa 1857
     John J. Gnann was born circa 1857 in GA.1

John J. Gnann was living in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA, from 1893 to 1896.2 He was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA in the household of Martha Gnann (his sister.)3 John J. Gnann was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1910 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA.4

John J. Gnann is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Citations

  1. [S402] US1860.
  2. [S1779] Sholes' Savannah Directory (n.p.: n.p.), Some listings:
    1893-Gnann John J., carp, r 235 1/2 Jones
    1896-Gnann John J. (Sav. Supply Co.), r 235 1/2 Jones. Hereinafter cited as Sholes' Savannah Directory.
  3. [S555] US1900.
  4. [S663] US1910.

? Godwin

M, #6497
     ? Godwin married Sarah <...>.

? Godwin is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Theophalus L. Colson

M, #6498
     Theophalus L. Colson was living in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA, on 15 Jul 1857, with time of residence in precinct = 12 months (all on page have 12 months.)1

Theophalus L. Colson married Johannah E. Gnann on 20 Sep 1876 in Effingham Co., GA.2

Theophalus L. Colson is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Citations

  1. [S1589] "Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869," Index and images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 31 Jan 2014), Citing Georgia, Office of the Governor. Returns of qualified voters under the Reconstruction Act, 1867. Georgia State Archives, Morrow, Georgia, p. 117.
  2. [S1555] "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," Index and Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013), citing information from marriages recorded in Georgia counties for the years 1785 to 1950, p. 217.

Gnann Family

?, #6499
     
Martha Gnann is not the Martha J. who married Andrew J. Finklea and lived in Gadsden Co., Florida. Her mother was Sarah, who married a Godwin. This became clearer when I found Martha and Andrew’s marriage certificate, where she is listed as Martha Godwin.

So, to this Martha who also married a Finklea. Mrs. Martha Finkely’s parents were John G. Gnann and Julia Seckinger, according to her death certificate. She died in Savannah. The only Martha Finklea listed in the Savannah city directories has her as the widow of E. or E. E. The 1850 census record for John G. Gnann and Julia shows a daughter Mary M., age 14, a daughter Johanna E, age 11, and Ann, Georgia, and Sarah. The 1860 record has only Julia with Ann, Sarah, Alvilla, and John J, age 3. Martha married 29 Sep 1853.

Ephraim Finklea and Mary M. are in the 1860 census with Samuel E., age 4, and Julia A., age 10m. Ephraim died 27 Aug 1861, and these two children were in orphanages in the 1870 census. There is no Mary Finklea in the 1880 census for Chatham Co. or surrounding counties. There's a Martha Finklea in 1880 with a daughter, Julia, age 21. The 1880 city directory says Martha, wid E. E., r Huntingdon and a Miss Julia Finklea, no address. 1900 has Martha Finklea living with a Hannah Colson, sister, and a John J. Gnann, B in Law. Remember that Mary M had a sister, Johanna, 3 years younger than she, and a "brother", John J., 19 years younger. On 20 Sep 1876, Johanna E. Gnann married Theophalus L. Colson.

In conclusion, Johanna/Hannah Colson is living with, and a sister of, Martha Finklea (widow of E.) AND is the sister of Mary M. (married to Ephraim Finklea); John J. is a 'brother' of Mary M. and Johanna, and living with Martha and Hannah for many years.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10


The following people are mentioned in this Gnann Family story: Martha J. Godwin, Andrew J. Finklea, Sarah <...>, ? Godwin, Martha Gnann, Ephraim Finklea, Johannah E. Gnann, John J. Gnann, Samuel E. Finklea, Julia A. Finklea and Theophalus L. Colson.

Citations

  1. [S1241] Marriage Books-County Ordinary Court-Georgia Archives, Georgia Marriage Records from Microfilm (Georgia Virtual Vault), Decatur County Marriage Book, 1836 - 1869, p. 229.
  2. [S414] US1850.
  3. [S1555] "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," Index and Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013), citing information from marriages recorded in Georgia counties for the years 1785 to 1950, Image 140 and p. 217.
  4. [S989] Certificate of Death from original data: Georgia Department of Health and Vital Statistics. Certificate of death, Family History-Pilot Site, http://www.familysearch.org, File No. 5803, Registered No. 333. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Deaths 1914-1927.
  5. [S1779] Sholes' Savannah Directory (n.p.: n.p.). Hereinafter cited as Sholes' Savannah Directory.
  6. [S402] US1860.
  7. [S1780] "Savannah, Georgia, Select Board of Health and Health Department Records, 1824-1864, 1887-1896," Images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 28 Dec 2015), Citing City of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah, Georgia, Select Board of Health and Health Department Records, 1822–1864, 1887–1896. Subseries 5600HE-050 and 5600HA-010. Microfilm, 27 reels. City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, Savannah, Georgia, "Aug 28 [1861] Ephraim Finklea 31 yrs Inflammation Brain ... So Carolina."
  8. [S497] US1870.
  9. [S496] US1880.
  10. [S555] US1900.

Henry Harrison Fairbanks

M, #6500, b. 27 Sep 1846, d. 8 Jan 1884
     Henry Harrison Fairbanks was born on 27 Sep 1846 in FL.1,2 He was the son of Otis Fairbanks and Mary Jane Smith. Henry Harrison Fairbanks was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Leon Co., FL in the household of Otis Fairbanks.3 Henry Harrison Fairbanks was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Leon Co., FL in the household of Otis Fairbanks.4

Henry Harrison Fairbanks married Mary Ellen Hunter on 5 Apr 1872 in Duval Co., FL.1,5 Henry Harrison Fairbanks was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Leon Co., FL with others in the household: Mary Ellen Hunter and Harrison Williams Fairbanks.2

Henry Harrison Fairbanks died on 8 Jan 1884 in Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL, at age 37.1 He was buried in Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.6

Child of Henry Harrison Fairbanks and Mary Ellen Hunter

Citations

  1. [S778] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897 (Boston: Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks (American Printint and Engraving Co.), 1897), p. 627. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America.
  2. [S496] US1880.
  3. [S414] US1850.
  4. [S402] US1860.
  5. [S1034] Family Search, Florida Marriages 1837-1974 (Original data: Church records and civil registration were official sources), has 15 Apr 1872.
  6. [S1784] Cemetery Marker in Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL (Old Bainbridge Rd & W Park Ave (30.44273 -84.28567)).