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tfeierab

Registered: 09.03.2009
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29.09.2009 - 07:04: Lucinda Tichenor Simmons | Quote Quote

Hello,
Researching LUCINDA TICHENOR b. abt 1806 in New Jersey, d May 15, 1892 in Brooklyn, New York. m. abt 1844 CHAS SIMMONS , he was b. abt 1810 in Pennsylvania, d. between 1849-1853 in California. They had one child Henry B. Simmons b. 1845 in New York City, d. 1920 in Brooklyn, NY. Henry was a veteran of the Civil War and served in the 6th Ohio Cavalry 1864-1865. Henry was a civil war pensioner and his pension file referenced Harriet A Tichenor and Caroline Wilson, they provided affidavits in support of Henry's pension claim in 1897. These ladies may have been sisters and would have been providing information about Henry's early life in New Jersey. Henry also mentions a Jonathan Tichenor and refers to him as "my uncle".
Lucinda (Tichenor) Simmons died in 1892 and is buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn NY. The original plot owner was Isaac Ogden Phillips.
Also buried in this plot are Cornelia (Farrington) Phillips, Sarah (?) Farrington, William B Hodgsdon and Sarah L (Phillips) Hodgsdon. I suspect that Lucinda is related to one of these people, Sarah (?) Farrington is a few years younger and also born in New Jersey about 1811.
Lucinda was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Williamsburgh Brooklyn on 1865 until the time of her death in 1892.
Prior to this a Lucinda Simmons is listed in the Newark N.J. directory of 1861 living at 7 Pearl St.
In 1862 she is living at 151 Church St. Her occupation in the directory was "nurse". In the New York State Census of 1865 for Kings Co. NY 13th Ward she is employed as housekeeper to a widower and his 3 sons.
Chas Simmons was an Infantry Soldier in the 2nd Infantry. The 2nd Infantry was deployed to California in 1848. Lucinda (Tichenor) Simmons also went to California in 1848 as she was employed as nurse to the Company Commanders wife. The Company Commander was Capt Henry Walton Wessels and his was wife was Hannah (Cooper) Wessels. Hannah was a niece of James Fenimore Cooper. Sometime between 1849 and 1853 , Chas Simmons was "killed in a fight with the indians" as Henry B Simmons reported to the pension bureau.
Henry and his mother returned to New Jersey area in 1854 and "went to live in Orange, NJ".
Martin's genealogy mentions some ladies by the name of Lucinda but I cannot make the connection.
This a real brick wall so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks to all
Tom

 
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tfeierab

Registered: 09.03.2009
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30.09.2009 - 03:56: RE: Jonathan B Tichenor | Quote Quote

The Following Obituary appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper in Nov 1890.
"Jonathan B Tichenor
born in Irvington, N.J. in 1824, and at his death was in his 66th year. He left home to engage in farming on Long Island when 10 years old. He lived in Amityville for a number of years. He was a painter by trade and for a long while carried on his business at 742 Gates Avenue. Mr. Tichenor was a charter member of Fort Greene council No. 14, N.P.U. He leaves a widow and six children. His funeral will be held at his late home this evening, the Rev. Mr. Montgomery, of the James M.E. church,of which the deceased was an active member , officiating. "

Jonathan could be the uncle mentioned by Henry B Simmons that was noted in a previous post. Jonathan's wife was named Althea and one of Henry's daughters was named Althea. Henry did live in this area of Brooklyn at the time. I have found no other mention of Jonathan in records of Long Island or Brooklyn. He appears in the 1880 Census in Brooklyn and in a few Brooklyn Directories .

Tom

 
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