Joshua H. Mathis, son of Aaron (2020) and Zelphy (Anderson) Mathis, born September 1863, died August 21,1921, married, in 1892, Rebecca A. Grant, daughter of Abraham and Matilda (Goldy) Grant, born at Chatsworth March 2, 1874, died February 16, 1963. He lived on Greenbush Road and worked in a sawmill. They are buried in Miller Cemetery, New Gretna. Children:i Ray Etta, married (a) John Allen Jr. and (b) Harry Allenii Marjorie Nevada, married Benjamin Cavileeriii Martha Elizabeth, married Leslie Parkeriv George W., married Jennie Brownv Leon Hilliard, married (a) Betty Baker and (b) Verda Mamie Mottvi Esther Mathilda
vii Adelia Margaret, married Arlington Conradviii Clarence Lloyd, born November 15, 1911, died August 29, 1974, married Margaret Ford, no children, buried Miller Cemeteryix Herbert Franklin, married Kathryn Radar
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Leon Hilliard Mathis, son of Joshua H. and Rebecca (Grant) Mathis, born May 9, 1904 at Atsion, died September 25, 1976 at Manahawkin, married (a) October 1, 1924 Verda Mamie Mott, daughter of Joel Milton Sr. and Florence Virginia (Quinn) Mott, born September 28, 1906, died April 26, 2002 and (b) Elizabeth S. Baker, born 1912, died January 19, 1971 and (c) Awilda Lippincott. Leon was a supervisor of public works and lived on Stage Road, Tuckerton. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery there. He had five children with Verda and four with Betty.i Leon Jr., married Lorraine --- (died 1999)ii Cecil Allen Milton, born January 22, 1928, (died 1992)iii George W., born November 14, 1929, married Mary --- (lives in Farmville, VA in 1999)iv Mary, married --- McGill, live in L/E.H. in 1999v Charles (adopted by Luker) (lives in Hanover Indiana in 1999)vi Clarence, married Patricia Kleinvii Helen, married on October 8, 1966 William White, son of George White of Tuckerton, (lives in L.E.H. in 1999)viii Margaret M., married --- Boyd, and lives in Southampton in 1999ix William J. (lives in L.E.H. in June 1999)
Joshua H. Mathis, son of Aaron (2020) and Zelphy (Anderson) Mathis, born September 1863, died August 21,1921, married, in 1892, Rebecca A. Grant, daughter of Abraham and Matilda (Goldy) Grant, born at Chatsworth March 2, 1874, died February 16, 1963. He lived on Greenbush Road and worked in a sawmill. They are buried in Miller Cemetery, New Gretna. Children:i Ray Etta, married (a) John Allen Jr. and (b) Harry Allenii Marjorie Nevada, married Benjamin Cavileeriii Martha Elizabeth, married Leslie Parkeriv George W., married Jennie Brownv Leon Hilliard, married (a) Betty Baker and (b) Verda Mamie Mottvi Esther Mathildavii Adelia Margaret, married Arlington Conradviii Clarence Lloyd, born November 15, 1911, died August 29, 1974, married Margaret Ford, no children, buried Miller Cemeteryix Herbert Franklin, married Kathryn Radar
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Catherine working at the Bass River State Park concession stand when hot dogs were only a quarter. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Allen via her nephew, John Allen.)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Dear Pete,I would like to compliment you on the fine work you do with the Bass River History blog.I've recently encountered while doing family research and have enjoyed many of the postings. Although I am not specifically from bass river township, I did grow up in Hammonton and I have fond memories of the pinelands.I have had relatives that resided in the Bass River area. One in pariticular (a great-great-great Aunt) named Mathilda S. Heinemann was born in Harrisville, Feb 10, 1856 (the famous pine barrens papertown). Her father Christian Heinemann (a German immigrant) was a machine tender in the paper mill and later on when the company incorporated was listed as one of the board of directors.On Oct 18, 1883 she married a William F. Gale. They were married by a Rev Albert Worthington. Which I discovered from this source:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njburlin/documents/BassRivernj-history.txtWorthington was a minister of The First Presbyterian Church of Bass River. From your blog I discovered that this ministerer had served there from 1879-1885. Attached is the marriage certificate. An interesting name to note is of the witnesses.Three are listed: (1) Mrs Francis Gale (I believe this to be William F Gale's Mother, not positive though); (2) Joseph McNeil; and (3) Rusha Gale CramerI noticed that Rusha Gale Cramer is similar to the name listed in the blog posting talking about the stained glass windows of the presbyterian church, "Window #8- Six Church Elders." This may be the second wife of Charles Pitman Cramer.On Feb 12, 1930 Mathilda died and was buried at Miller cemetary. A photo of her and her husband's tombstones are attached.The 1920 census list Mathilda and William F. Gale as residing in the Wading River Village and his occupation as being a farmer. They had three children named (1) Annie Frances Gale; (2) William C. Gale married Maud Wetherbee and had Frances Gale (b 1918) and Marion Gale ( b 1919); and (3) Edwin Ruthven Gale married Louise ________.1920 Washington Township Census1910 Washington Township CensusI just wanted to share this with you because I thought it was an interesting connection as well as let you know that your blog has been a valuable resource in providing some insight to the daily lives of my ancestors. So with that I would like to say thank you.Also, I would like to pose a question to your readership if any of them may be familiar with this line of the Gale family or Heinemann family for that matter.I do have a great-great-great-uncle that was a methodist minister (Henry J Heinemann married to Gertrude Allen) in the area and he and his family is internned at the Johnson Cemetary in Lower Bank. That's a different story however.Regards,Bob Heinemann
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Fascinating as usual. A question. Are the Wisemans mentioned in this installment related is some way to my great-great grandmother Louisa Allen Wiseman's second husband, Jacob Wiseman? I cannot find out anything about him except (I think) his son's name is John.
Beverly Mathis Robinson
The following photo shows the relationship of Beverly Mathis Robinson to Louisa Allen Wiseman which is uncovered when we know who the relationships of the people in the photo.
Eugene "Booter" Mathis, Beverly Robinson's grandfather, with his mother, Ida E. Mathis French (center), and grandmother, Louisa Allen Wiseman. Ida E. was married to Booter's father, John Oliphant Mathis, and later married Swarrow French after John's death. Ida would be Beverly's great grandmother. Louisa was Ida's mother which would make her Beverly's great-great grandmother. Hope you all got that. Who's on first? (Photo courtesy of Jean Mathis McGee, Booter's daughter.)
Our Blog buddy, Don Maxwell, now on winter vacation down in warm Key Largo, sent me an email about his memories of Louisa Allen. He's been writing in a lot lately which I am grateful for. I may have to think about putting him on the Blog payroll.
CALEB W. ALLEN (THOMAS JEFFERSON, JOSEPH, PETER, ROBERT, RALPH?) was born 15 Dec 1823, and died 08 Jul 1909. He married MARY ELIZA LEAK 1846, daughter of JOHN LEAK and ROSEANNA. She was born 12 Jan 1823, and died 04 Apr 1900. Caleb and Mary are buried in Miller Cemetery in New Gretna.Children of CALEB ALLEN and MARY LEAK:i. THOMAS A.7 ALLEN, b. Feb 1847; d. 16 Feb 1930, New Gretna, NJ.ii. SARAH ANN ALLEN, b. 06 Dec 1848.iii. MARIAH J. ALLEN, b. 12 Dec 1850.iv. LOUISA M. ALLEN, b. Abt. 1851; d. 19 Feb 1938 in Margate, NJ. at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ferdinand Loveland. m. (1) JOHN ALLEN; m. (2) JOSHUA WISEMAN, Bef. 1925; b. 1851; d. 12 Aug 1925, Atlantic City, NJ.
JOHN P. ALLEN (URIAH J., THOMAS JEFFERSON, JOSEPH, PETER, ROBERT, RALPH?) was born 21 Dec 1856. He married LOUISA M. ALLEN Abt. 1873, daughter of CALEB ALLEN.Children of JOHN ALLEN and LOUISA ALLEN are:i. IDA E. ALLEN, b. Abt. 1869.ii. MARTHA ALLEN, b. Abt. 1872.iii. JOHN FRANKLIN "FLICK" ALLEN, b. 23 Nov 1874, Woodbury, NY; d. 09 Apr 1942.iv. DORA M. ALLEN, b. Oct 1881.
JOSHUA WISEMAN (JOHN A.) was born 1851, and died 12 Aug 1925 in Atlantic City, NJ. He married (1) SARAH MITILDA BOWERS Jul 1875, daughter of JOHN BOWERS and CATHERINE WILDERMUTH. She was born Abt. 1860, and died Bef. 1884. He married (2) HARRIET BOWERS 07 Oct 1888, daughter of JOHN BOWERS and CATHERINE WILDERMUTH. She was born Abt. 1865, and died 1895. He married (3) ELNORA V. KELLY 1896, daughter of WILLIAM KELLY and SARAH SPRAGG. She was born 24 Jun 1865, and died 1905. He married (4) MARY THERESA CAULEY 10 Jan 1907 in Manahawkin, NJ. She was born 24 Jun 1865, and died 16 Apr 1910. He married (5) LOUISA ALLEN Bef. 1925, daughter of CALEB ALLEN and MARY LEAK. She was born 1855, and died 19 Feb 1938 in Margate, NJ. at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ferdinand Loveland. Funeral services were held at Pursells and Son in Pleasantville, NJ. She was buried with her husband, Joshua Allen, in her parent's (Caleb and Mary Eliza Allen) plot on the south side of the hill in Miller Cemetery, New Gretna, NJ. Both of their graves are unmarked.Notes for JOSHUA WISEMAN:Myrtle Wiseman Falkinburg tells that Joshua first married Sarah Bowers. After Sarah's death, he then married Sarah's sister, Harriet. After Harriet's death, Joshua went back to John Bowers looking for his third wife, as there were five more girls in the family, and was quickly chased away.Notes for LOUISA ALLEN:Louisa died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ferdinand Loveland. Funeral services were held at Pursells and Son in Pleasantville, NJ. Louisa was buried in her parent's (Caleb and Mary Eliza Allen) plot on the south side of the hill in Miller Cemetery, New Gretna, NJ. with her husband, Joshua Wiseman. Both graves are unmarked.
Myrtle Wiseman Falkinburg remembers attending the wake of her grandfather, Joshua Wiseman, in August, 1925, when she was five years old. Joshua's home stills stands on North Maple Avenue, just across the street from the intersection with Mink Path. (March 6, 2007 photo by Pete Stemmer.)
The Joshua Wiseman homestead was located on Allentown Road, now North Maple Avenue, across from the the Mink Path intersection. (Map courtesy of Bing Maps.)