Monday, January 23, 2017

Week Four of This Retired Life

Starting my fourth week of this retired life. I'm still waking between 5 and 6:30. I have showered, drank my water, made myself a smoothie, and made some brownies.

Wish you were here to share them with.

Not much on my calendar this week, and I'm fine with that. Met with my financial guy this morning, a haircut tomorrow, webinar on Wednesday (Playing Nice in the Genealogy Sandbox), and granddaughter's 15th birthday on Thursday. Saturday night going to go listen to some music. I will work on my genealogy, scrap booking, and reading. What's on  your calendar for the week?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Project Life 2017

Week 3 Project Life
In 2010 I started scrap-booking our everyday life on two-page spreads. This is called Project Life. It appears I called it Sweet and Simple in 2010. I'm  using a different style than I did in 2010. In 2013 we moved in June and I had been faithful in completing my weekly spreads up to the move. Following our move I did very little (I mean VERY LITTLE) scrapbooking. Now that I'm retired, though, I plan on spending LOTS of time pursuing this hobby. To motivate me, I signed up for Jessica Sprague's Digital Project Life: 2017 Edition. I have now completed three weeks. I've used supplies from Jessica Sprague's class along with Becky Higgins Project 52: Everyday Edition.

 Week one covered my first week of retirement. 

Week 2 covered snuggling with youngest grandson, game night, and webinars.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Joseph Leander Loghry

Sticking with my Loghry line for the month of January, I'm next moving to Joseph Leander Loghry. Joseph was the surviving twin, born about 1777 to William Loughry and Nancy Purdy. His birth location is thought to be Wilkes Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania.

Joseph was an early settler of Brown's Crossing, Canisteo Township, where he bought, probably from Elisha Brown (the original proprietor), 400 acres of land for six shillings per acre. This land lay upon both sides of the river. He built and operated a saw mill, which probably stood on the south bank of the river, about 50 rods above the river bridge. History says in reference to this family: "Among the early settlers west of Cameron were Andrew and Joseph Loghry, who ran a saw mill on the river."

Joseph married Mary Santee, daughter of Valentine Santee and Margaret Funston, in 1800 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania. Together they had at least nine children. The 1820 U.S. census shows 15 individuals in the household. Some of these could have been spouses to the children.

  1. William Loghry (1801-1873)
  2. John Joseph Loghry (1803-1860)
  3. James Loghry (1805-1867)
  4. Nancy Loghry (between 1806 and 1810-1836)
  5. Lettie L. Loghry (1808-1893)
  6. Isaac Loghry (1809-1879)
  7. Charles L. Loghry (1811-1882)
  8. George William Loghry (1812-1886) [My 2nd great-grandfather)

They family up in the 1810 U.S. census in Canisteo, Steuben, New York as Joseph Lockrey, four free white males under 10 (William, John, James, and Isaac); one free white male 16 thru 25 (worker or other relative?); one free white male 26 thru 44 (Joseph); one free white person, female, under 10 (Lettie); one free white person, female, 26 thru 44 (Mary); five household members under 16; two household members over 25; and 8 total number of household members.
1810 U.S. census
The U.S. War of 1812 Service Records shows that Joseph Loughery served in the 2nd Regiment (Purviance's) in the Pennsylvania Militia. Was this Joseph Loghry? More research needs to be done on this.

By the 1820 U.S. census, the family now had 15 family members, three males under 10 (Charles, George, and?); one male 10 thru 15 (Isaac); one male 16 thru 18; three males 16 thru 25; one male 26 thru 44; one male 45 and over; two females under 10; one female 10 thru 15; one female 16 thru 25; one female 26 thru 44; one female 45 and over; five persons engaged in agriculture; seven persons under 16; and four over 25.

The family had started thinning down by the 1830 U.S. census when there were not only six persons living in the home.

Mary died on 15 March 18 30 in Cameron, Steuben, New York with burial in Brown's Crossing Cemetery.  Joseph died on 8 February 1831 in Canisteo, Steuben, New York with burial in Brown's Crossing Cemetery. The New York Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999, shows Joseph Loghry's probate date as 21 May 1831 in Steuben, New York. See New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: New York County, District and Probate Courts.

Nancy Purdy

Not much information is known about Nancy Purdy. She was born 1 Sep 1748 in Ireland and died on her 80th birthday, on 1 Sep 1828 in Canisteo, Steuben County, New York. She is buried in the Browns Crossing Burying Grounds.

My goal is to find more information on Nancy in 2017.


1. Sparkle Loghry Information Sheet. 
2. Stacy Jackson, History of Cameron Corners: Jackson's History of Cameron 
3. Browns Crossing Cemetery of Canisteo, New York.  .... Stacy Jackson, History 
     of Cameron Corners: Jackson's History of Cameron Corners.  .... Linda 
     Walker, Walker to Bergerud, Notes, April 1996, Recipient: to Wendy 
     Bergerud (notes dated April 1996.). 
4. Carol Max from Irene Loghry, Loghry - Santee, Family Group Sheet, Record 
     Type: family group sheet, Subject: Joseph Leander-Mary Santee (circa 
     September 1996). 
5. Linda Walker, Walker to Bergerud, Notes, April 1996, Recipient: to Wendy 
     Bergerud (notes dated April 1996.).  .... Compiler: Edmund West, Family 
     Data Collection -- Marriages (, Provo, UT, 2001). [database 
6. Compiler: Edmund West, Family Data Collection -- Marriages (, 
     Provo, UT, 2001). [database online]