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. 12 Jan 1857, d. 14 Aug 1932
     John J. Gnann was born on 12 Jan 1857 in GA.1,2

John J. Gnann was living in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA, from 1893 to 1896.3 He was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA, in the household of Martha Gnann (his sister.)4 John J. Gnann was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1910 in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA.5 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1930 in Effingham Co., GA.6

John J. Gnann died on 14 Aug 1932 at age 75.1 He was buried in Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rincon, Effingham Co., GA.1

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

Citations

  1. [S1778] Cemetery Marker in Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rincon, Effingham Co., GA (2966 Ebenezer Road (32.37343 -81.18307)).
  2. [S402] US1860.
  3. [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.
  4. [S555] US1900.
  5. [S663] US1910.
  6. [S679] US1930.

? 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)).

Benjamin Fairbanks

M, #6501, b. circa 1777
     Benjamin Fairbanks was born circa 1777 in Chesterfield, Cheshire Co., NH.1

Benjamin Fairbanks married Ruth Rhines circa 1809 in ME.2

Children of Benjamin Fairbanks and Ruth Rhines

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. 197. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America.
  2. [S778] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, p. 198.

Ruth Rhines

F, #6502
     Ruth Rhines married Benjamin Fairbanks circa 1809 in ME.1

Children of Ruth Rhines and Benjamin Fairbanks

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. 198. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America.

Otis Fairbanks

M, #6503, b. 26 Dec 1814, d. 28 Dec 1880
     Otis Fairbanks was born on 26 Dec 1814 in Canaan, Somerset Co., ME.1 He was the son of Benjamin Fairbanks and Ruth Rhines.

Otis Fairbanks married Mary Jane Smith on 26 Dec 1844 in FL.2 Otis Fairbanks was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1850 in Leon Co., FL, with others in the household: Mary Jane Smith and Henry Harrison Fairbanks.3

Otis Fairbanks was awarded land, as follows: bounty land in Jackson Co., FL, for his service in Captain Byrd and Other's Companies, Florida Militia, Four Services, Florida War.4 On 2 Apr 1855 Otis Fairbanks purchased land in Bay Co., FL, from Martha J. Rawls, widow of Joseph Rawls (80.11 acres) and from Henry Mills (40.05 acres.)5 On 16 Jun 1856 Otis Fairbanks purchased land in Leon Co., FL, consisting of 40.12 acres.6

On 15 Jan 1859 , Otis was finally paid $596.64 due him for labor and money expended in setting out stone steps for the Capitol in 1852.7 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1860 in Leon Co., FL, with others in the household: Mary Jane Smith and Henry Harrison Fairbanks.8

Otis Fairbanks was living in Leon Co., FL, between 1867 and 1868, where he was on the list of voters.9 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Leon Co., FL, with others in the household: Mary Jane Smith.10 Otis Fairbanks was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Leon Co., FL.11

Otis Fairbanks died on 28 Dec 1880 in FL at age 66.2

Child of Otis Fairbanks and Mary Jane Smith

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. 198 and 392. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America.
  2. [S778] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, p. 392.
  3. [S414] US1850.
  4. [S991] Bureau of Land Management, "Search Documents" (Springfield, VA: Bureau of Land Management, 2014), T5N, R7W, Section 7, SW 1/4 (21864). Hereinafter cited as BLM: GLO.
  5. [S991] BLM: GLO, T1S, R13W, Section 15, N1/2SW1/4 (56215)
    T1S, R13W, Section 15, SW1/4 NW1/4 (98078).
  6. [S991] BLM: GLO, T1S, R1W, Section 9, SE1/4SE1/4 (12778).
  7. [S1783] Sessions Laws, The Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Florida, passed at its ninth session (Tallahassee: Office of the Floridian and Journal, Jones & Dyke, 1859), pp. 136-7. Hereinafter cited as Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Florida.
  8. [S402] US1860.
  9. [S1782] "Voter Registration Rolls, 1867-68," Images, State Library and Archives of Florida (https://www.floridamemory.com/collections/election1867/ : accessed 1 Jan 2016), Oath in Book B, Page 277.
  10. [S497] US1870.
  11. [S496] US1880.

Mary Jane Smith

F, #6504, b. circa 1822, d. 26 Jun 1877
     Mary Jane Smith was born circa 1822 in GA.1

Mary Jane Smith married Otis Fairbanks, son of Benjamin Fairbanks and Ruth Rhines, on 26 Dec 1844 in FL.2 Mary Jane Smith was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Leon Co., FL, in the household of Otis Fairbanks.1 Mary Jane Smith was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Leon Co., FL, in the household of Otis Fairbanks.3 Mary Jane Smith was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Leon Co., FL, in the household of Otis Fairbanks.4

Mary Jane Smith died on 26 Jun 1877.2

Child of Mary Jane Smith and Otis Fairbanks

Citations

  1. [S414] US1850.
  2. [S778] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897 (Boston: Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks (American Printint and Engraving Co.), 1897), p. 392. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America.
  3. [S402] US1860.
  4. [S497] US1870.