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William QUANTRELL b. January 14, 1816 Norfolk, England

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Re: William Quantrell b. January 14, 1816 Norfolk, England

Posted: 6 Jun 2009 9:52PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 31 Jan 2010 4:35PM GMT
Hello ldkrrogers,

I found a baptism transcription for a William “Quantril,” whose parents are William Quantril and Harriet Buckle. William was baptized in the St. Martin Church of England, New Buckenham, Norfolk, on 18 February 1818. Aside from this information, the transcription notes that William’s father’s occupation was “Labourer.”

This record may refer to your William Quantrell, as it was not uncommon for children whose parents belonged to the Church of England, to be born in one year, and baptized later on, in another year.

The baptism transcription below comes from the FreeREG website at: http://freereg.rootsweb.com/


County Norfolk
Place New Buckenham
Church St Martin
Register Number 101
Date Of Birth
Baptism Date 18 Feb 1818
Forename William
Sex -
Father Forename William
Mother Forename Harriot
Father Surname QUANTRIL
Mother Surname
Abode
Father Occupation Labourer
Notes
File Number 6377
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Next, I searched the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Family History Library Catalog, to see if the baptism registers for St. Martin’s Church of England had been filmed for the year 1818. Information in the catalog shows the baptisms for 1818 have not been filmed. If you would like to obtain a copy of William’s baptism record, contact the Norwich Record Office, as they will have the baptism record on microfilm. The NRO website can be found at:
http://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/documents/pdf/prat.pdf

The baptisms for St. Martin’s Church begin in 1538. Because you already know when and where William Quantril was baptized, and the names of his parents, you’ll be able to save research fees, by requesting a copy of the baptism record, rather than engaging an NRO staff in searching for the baptism. For copy services at the NRO see:
http://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/documents/pdf/NRO002_Rese...

For dates of commencement of parish registers in Norfolk, go to the PDF file at:
http://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/documents/pdf/prat.pdf

I then uncovered the marriage transcription for William “Quantrill” and Harriot Buckle at the FreeREG website, showing they were married in the All Saints Church of England, Old Buckenham, Norfolk on 7 November 1812. The witnesses to the wedding were Thomas Quantrill and Robert Last. Thomas Quantrill could have been William’s father, or brother. In the “Notes” section of the record, it states, “Mark Of Bride Groom And Witness Quantrill,” which indicates that William, Harriot, and the witness, William Quantrill could not write. Old Buckenham is located just to the west of New Buckenham, Norfolk:


County Norfolk
Place Old Buckenham
Church All Saints
Register Number 205
Marriage Date 07 Nov 1812
Groom Forename William
Groom Surname QUANTRILL
Groom Age
Groom Parish
Groom Condition Bachelor
Groom Occupation
Groom Abode
Bride Forename Harriot
Bride Surname BUCKLE
Bride Age
Bride Parish
Bride Condition Spinster
Bride Occupation
Bride Abode
Groom Father Forename
Groom Father Surname
Groom Father Occupation
Bride Father Forename
Bride Father Surname
Bride Father Occupation
Witness One Forename Thomas
Witness One Surname QUANTRILL
Witness Two Forename Robert
Witness Two Surname LAST
Notes Mark Of Bride Groom And Witness Quantrill
File Number 5893
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The LDS have filmed the Old Buckenham Church of England parish registers for the 1812 time period. You can confirm the above information by ordering the film from your nearest Family History Center. Information and film number follow:


Parish registers, 1648-1908 Church of England. Parish Church of Old Buckenham (Norfolk)

Marriages, 1801-1812; marriage banns, 1801-1881 Marriages, 1813-1907 Burials, 1813-1901
Marriage banns, 1882-1907.

Film Number: 1911509 Items 1-6
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The Old Buckenham parish registers (All Saints) can be found in LDS microfilm number 1911509.

The Norwich Record Office also holds Old Buckenham marriage registers from 1562-1907 and 1562-1979.

The FreeREG transcription below is for the baptism of Elizabeth Quantril, daughter of William and Hariott Quantril. Elizabeth was baptized in the All Saints Church of England, Tibenham, Norfolk, on 31 January 1819:


County Norfolk
Place Tibenham
Church All Saints
Register Number
Date Of Birth
Baptism Date 31 Jan 1819
Forename Elizabeth
Sex F
Father Forename William
Mother Forename Hariott
Father Surname QUANTRIL
Mother Surname
Abode
Father Occupation
Notes Fiche 5 Sheet 9
File Number 2611
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The NRO holds the All Saints, Tibenham parish registers of baptism for the years 1560-1928. The LDS have also filmed the Tibenham Church of England registers beginning in 1560. Below is information and microfilm number:


Parish registers, 1560-1928 Church of England. Parish Church of Tibenham (Norfolk)

Item 7 Baptisms, marriages, burials 1560-1711 Item 8 Baptisms and burials 1712-1759 Marriages 1712-1751;
Item 9 Baptisms and burials 1760-1812, 1818 Item 10 Baptisms 1812-1858;
Item 11 Bapisms 1858-1928 Iten 12 Marriages 1754-1812 Banns 1754-1803, 1823-1824
Item 13 Marriages 1813-1836; Item 14 Marriages 1837-1901;
Item 15 Burials 1813-1889 Item 16-17 Banns 1825-1902.

Film Number: 1472781 Items 7-17
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The Tibenham Church of England parish registers can be found in microfilm number 1472781.

The FreeREG transcription below is for the baptism of Levinia Quantrill, daughter of William Quantrill and Harriet Buckle. Levinia was born on 29 January 1827 and baptized in the St. Peter Southgate Church of England, Norwich, on 4 February 1827. This transcription notes that her father William’s occupation was “Weaver:”

County Norfolk
Place Norwich
Church St Peter Southgate
Register Number 263
Date Of Birth 29 Jan 1827
Baptism Date 04 Feb 1827
Forename Levinia
Sex F
Father Forename William
Mother Forename Harriet
Father Surname QUANTRILL
Mother Surname BUCKLE
Abode St Peter Southgate
Father Occupation Weaver
Notes
File Number 6219
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The NRO has baptism records for St. Peter Southgate for the years 1558-1882.

I also found Levinia’s LDS christening index, which agrees with the above transcription that she was baptized in the Saint Peter Southgate, Norwich, Church of England on 4 February 1827. And, like the transcription, the LDS index shows her parents are William Quantrill and Harriet Buckle. The index below is accompanied by LDS microfilm and microfiche source information:


LEVINIA QUANTRILL
Female

Event(s):
Birth:
Christening: 04 FEB 1827 Saint Peter Southgate, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Death:
Burial:

Parents:
Father: WILLIAM QUANTRILL
Mother: HARRIET BUCKLE

Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record.
The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: C132672
Dates: 1778 - 1875
Film Number: 1305941 = Parish registers for St. Etheldred's Church and St. Peter Southgates' Church, Norwich, 1558-1960 Church of England: St. Peter's Southgate Church: Marriages, 1625- 1641, 1656-1675, 1720-1882;
baptisms, 1558- 1685, 1720-1882; burials, 1558-1599, 1610-1641, 1658-1683, 1720-1857;
marriage banns, 1754-1883

Printout Call No.: 6907195 = Computer printout of Norwich, St. Peter Southgate, Norf., Eng:
Births and christenings, A thru Z 1558-1875 (2 fiches)

Note: Parishes of St. Etheldred and St. Peter Southgate combined in 1887.
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Levinia’s baptism can be found in LDS microfilm number 1305941, and also in a computer printout transcription of the St. Peter Southgate parish registers included in two microfiche, under the number 6907195.

I also found a transcription for Rebecca Quantrell, showing that she was baptized in the All Saints Church of England, Tibenham, on 28 May 1830. Her father is not listed, but her mother’s name is Harriet Quantrell:


County Norfolk
Place Tibenham
Church All Saints
Register Number
Date Of Birth
Baptism Date 28 May 1830
Forename Rebecca
Sex F
Father Forename
Mother Forename Harriet
Father Surname
Mother Surname QUANTRELL
Abode
Father Occupation
Notes Fiche 5 Sheet 23
File Number 2611
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I next found two interesting FreeREG transcriptions for the marriage of a Harriet Quantrell, which shows she married William Claxton and William Clason on different dates in 1830, in All Saints Church, Tibenham. Both transcriptions would pertain to the same couple, but it’s possible the person who transcribed the marriage record for FreeREG could not properly identify the William‘s surname or the day and month of the marriage.

The first transcription for William and Harriet shows they were married by banns on 19 December 1830:


County Norfolk
Place Tibenham
Church All Saints
RegisterNumber
Marriage Date 19 Dec 1830
Groom Forename William
Groom Surname CLAXTON
Groom Age
Groom Parish
Groom Condition Widower
Groom Occupation
Groom Abode
Bride Forename Harriet
Bride Surname QUANTRILL
Bride Age
Bride Parish
Bride Condition
Bride Occupation
Bride Abode
Groom FatherForename
Groom FatherSurname
Groom FatherOccupation
Bride FatherForename
Bride FatherSurname
Bride FatherOccupation
Witness One Forename
Witnes sOne Surname
Witness Two Forename
Witness Two Surname
Notes Married by Banns; Fiche 11 Sheet 17
File Number 2546
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The second transcription below shows William Claston and Harriet Quantrill were married by banns 7 November 1830. In this transcription William is shown to be a widower and Harriet a widow at the time of the marriage:


County Norfolk
Place Tibenham
Church All Saints
Register Number
Marriage Date 07 Nov 1830
Groom Forename William
Groom Surname CLASTON
Groom Age
Groom Parish
Groom Condition Widower
Groom Occupation
Groom Abode
Bride Forename Harriet
Bride Surname QUANTRILL
Bride Age
Bride Parish
Bride Condition Widow
Bride Occupation
Bride Abode
Groom FatherForename
Groom FatherSurname
Groom FatherOccupation
Bride FatherForename
Bride FatherSurname
Bride FatherOccupation
Witness One Forename
Witness One Surname
Witness Two Forename
Witness Two Surname
Notes Banns Only; Fiche 18 Sheet 16
File Number 2546
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I can’t be sure if any of the records shown above pertain to your William Quantrell and his family. Hopefully, you will be able to uncover more information in U.S. records that will be able to confirm the information found at the FreeREG and LDS websites.


Next I located descriptions of Old Buckenham, New Buckenham, and “Tibbenham,” Norfolk, in the 1848 edition of Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of England. The Topographical Dictionary can be accessed from the British History Online website at: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.asp?pubid=445

Please see below for the descriptions:


BUCKENHAM, NEW (St. Martin), a town and parish, in the union of Guiltcross, hundred of Shropham, W. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (S. E. by S.) from Attleburgh, and 96 (N. E. by N.) from London; containing 716 inhabitants. This place owes its origin to William D'Albini, Earl of Chichester, who, disliking the situation of a castle which had been built at Old Buckenham about the time of the Conquest, demolished that structure, and erected another here, in the reign of Henry II. The new castle was pleasantly situated on an eminence to the east of the former, and consisted of a keep, two round towers, a grand entrance tower, and a barbican, inclosed with embattled walls surrounded by a fosse. Its owner, who had view of frankpledge, and the power of life and death, obtained from Henry many privileges for his new burgh, among which were those of holding a mercate court, the assize of bread and ale, and a market; and the lord of the manor still claims the right of officiating as butler at the coronation of the kings of England. The town is pleasantly situated; the houses are neatly built, and there is an ample supply of water. The market (on Saturday) has fallen into disuse; the fairs for horses, cattle, &c., are on the last Saturday in May, and Nov. 22nd and 23rd, and a statute-fair for hiring servants is held a fortnight before Old Michaelmasday. A high bailiff is chosen annually at the "Portman" court, and a court baron and court leet are held by the proprietor of the manor. The parish comprises about 330 acres, 80 of which are uninclosed common, and the rest chiefly arable. The living is a perpetual curacy, and has a net income of £115: it is in the patronage of the Inhabitants, who pay a yearly modus of 3½d. in the pound on the rental in lieu of tithes. The church is an ancient and handsome structure, containing portions of several orders of architecture, and has a square tower with six bells: the north aisle was rebuilt in 1749, by the aid of several distinguished families; the chancel is separated from the north aisle by a richly carved screen, and contains some interesting monuments. There are places of worship for Methodists.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 415-420.
URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50839
Date accessed: 30 May 2009.
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BUCKENHAM, OLD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Guiltcross, hundred of Shropham, W. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Attleburgh; containing 1255 inhabitants. This was anciently a place of considerable importance, and is supposed to derive its name either from Boccen, a beech-tree, and Ham, a dwelling-place; or from an allusion to the bucks, or deer, that thronged the adjacent forests. It was given by the Conqueror to William D'Albini, whose son of the same name married the widow of Henry I., became Earl of Chichester, and founded a priory for Augustine canons, in honour of St. James the Apostle, about the middle of the twelfth century. At the Dissolution, the establishment consisted of a prior and eight canons, whose revenue was estimated at £131. 11. Here were three guilds, dedicated respectively to St. Margaret, St. Peter, and St. Thomas the Martyr. The parish comprises 4820a. 1r. 7p., of which 3703 acres are arable, 1050 pasture, 49 wood, and 18 water: the common was inclosed in 1790. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Inhabitants, with a net income of £102: the tithes have been commuted for £1527. 18. The church has a thatched roof, and an octagonal tower with five bells. There are places of worship for Baptists, Sandemanians, and Primitive Methodists.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 415-420.
URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50839
Date accessed: 30 May 2009.
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TIBBENHAM (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Depwade, E. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (W. S. W.) from Stratton St. Mary; containing 749 inhabitants. It comprises 3286a. 33p., of which 2350 acres are arable, and 903 meadow and pasture. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 6. 8., and in the gift of the Bishop of Ely: the great tithes have been commuted for £769, and the vicarial for £325; there is a parsonage-house, and the vicarial glebe consists of 25 acres. The church is chiefly in the later English style, with a lofty embattled tower surmounted at the corners by representations of the Four Evangelists; at the east end of the aisle is a chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas. The proceeds of an estate, amounting to £40 per annum, are applied to the repairs of the edifice. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship. About a mile south-east of the church is Chanons Hall, occupying the site of the ancient manor-house of Chanons, which was a very extensive structure surrounded by a moat. An old building called the Guild Hall, now inhabited by poor people, belonged to a religious fraternity.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 355-357.
URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51343
Date accessed: 30 May 2009.
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A photo and more information about St. Martin’s Church, New Buckenham, can be found at:
http://www.achurchnearyou.com/our_home.php?V=10207

A photo and more information about All Saints Church, Old Buckenham, can be found at:
http://www.achurchnearyou.com/our_home.php?V=6731

Photos and descriptions of the All Saints Church, Tibenham, can be found at:
http://www.tibenham.fsnet.co.uk/church.htm and also at: http://freespace.virgin.net/mogs.banham/Large/Norfolk/Tibenh...

For information about St. Peter Southgate Church of England, Norwich, (demolished in 1884) go to:
http://www.norwichchurches.co.uk/history/history.html



UNITED STATES RECORDS


In one of your queries to the Ancestry.com message boards you had written that William Quantrell settled in Ohio at first, and had married Esther Landers around 1840. I located an LDS marriage index for a William “Quantrel” and an Esther “Sanders,” recorded in Medina, Ohio, on 17 January 1841. I am wondering if this is the marriage for your William Quantrell.

The index below comes with LDS microfilm source information:


WILLIAM QUANTREL
Male

Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Marriages:
Spouse: ESTHER SANDERS
Marriage: 17 JAN 1841 , Medina, Ohio

Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.
The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: M514181
Dates: 1818 - 1841
Film Number: 0423817 = Marriage records, 1818-1965 Ohio. Probate Court (Medina County):
Marriage records, v. A 1818-1841 Marriage license affidavits, v. A1-A2 1833-1845.

Note: Early records include some minister's licenses.
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The Ohio Probate Court record of the marriage of William Quantrel and Esther Sanders can be found in LDS microfilm number 0423817. The full marriage record on the film may give more information about William and Esther than what you see in the index above.

Next I found William Quantrill in the 1845 Michigan State Census index, living in Benton Township, Eaton County.
The index below is from the Ancestry.com subscription website:


Michigan Census, 1827-70

Name: William Quantrill
State: MI
County: Eaton County
Township: Benton Township
Year: 1845
Page: 022
Database: MI 1845 State Census Index

Source Information:

Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp..
Michigan Census, 1827-70 [database on-line].
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I then found William and Esther and their two children, Sarah and Charles in the 1850 Federal Census for Michigan living in Benton, Eaton County. They are under the name “Quantrel.“ William is a 32 year old farmer born in England. The value of his real estate is listed as $500. Esther, who is 25 years old, is shown to be from New York. Sarah is 10 years old and born in Ohio. The census shows that she had attended school within the previous year. William and Esther’s son Charles is also in the household. He is 6 years old and born in Michigan:


1850 United States Federal Census

Benton, Eaton County, Michigan
25th day of Sept, 1850
Enumerator: E.H. Kingsbury, Ass't Marshall

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Benton, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M432_349; Page: 149; Image: 555.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate Owned, Place of Birth, Attended School Within the Year

William Quantrel, 32, Male, Farmer, $500, England
Esther Quantrel, 25, Female, New York
Sarah Quantrel, 10, Female, Ohio, Attended School Within the Year
Charles Quantrel, 6, Male, Mich
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It wasn’t until I began searching for William Quantrell in the 1860 census that I realized that you had already searched for him too in the census returns at Ancestry.com, as I found your message attached to the 1860 census index for William “Launtrell,” Mary A. Launtrell, their two children, Charles and Alvin, as well as Daniel G. and Sarah J. Wilson, living in Benton, Eaton County, Michigan.

I don’t believe William would have intentionally changed his last name from Quantrell to “Launtrell” at this time in 1860, as William Clarke Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, Kansas didn’t take place until August 21, 1863. Ironically, Ohio-born William Clarke Quantrill would have known Lawrence, Kansas well, as he had moved there in 1859, where he became a teacher, and later, under the name “Charlie Hart,” a horse thief, or so the story goes.

The 1850 census had shown that William’s wife was Esther. By 1860 William is married to Mary, who, like Esther, was also born in New York. It appears that Esther had died sometime between 1850 and 1860.

The 1860 census transcription is below for quick viewing:


1860 United States Federal Census

Township of Benton,
County of Eaton,
State of Michigan
20th day of July 1860
Amos Hamlin, Ass't Marshall
Post Office: West Benton

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Benton, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M653_542; Page: 0; Image: 127.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth,
Married Within the Year, Attended School Within the Year

William Launtrell, 42, Male, Farmer, $4,500, $1,000, England
Mary A Launtrell, 31, Female, NY
Charles H Launtrell, 16, Brick Maker, Mich
Alvin B Launtrell, 3, Mich
Danl G Wilson, 26, Farmer, Ohio, Married Within the Year, Attended School Within the Year
Sarah J Wilson, 18, Female, Ohio, Married Within the Year, Attended School Within the Year
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After finding the Launtrell family in the 1860 census, I realized that William, from the 1850 enumeration, had a daughter named Sarah. With this in mind I wondered if the Sarah Wilson in the 1860 census was his daughter. To see if this had been the case, I looked for the LDS marriage index for Sarah Quantrell and Daniel G. Wilson, and found it.

The marriage index shows that Sarah J. Quantrell and Daniel G. Wilson were married in Eaton County, Michigan on 29 March 1860:


SARAH J. QUANTRELL
Female

Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Marriages:
Spouse: DANIEL G. WILSON
Marriage: 29 MAR 1860 , Eaton, Michigan

Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.
The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: M518372
Dates: 1838 - 1869
Film Number: 0966594 V. 1-3 = Marriage records, 1838-1869; index to marriages, 1838-1970,
Eaton County (Michigan). County Clerk.
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The marriage of Sarah and Daniel can be found in LDS microfilm number 0966594 for the Eaton County Clerk indexes to marriages covering the years 1838-1970. The film can be ordered from the Family History Center.

I also noticed your submission to the 1870 census index that William Quantrell’s middle name was Searles. Searles is a name that can be found in both baptism and marriage transcription in Norfolk, according to the FreeREG website. I looked for any marriage transcriptions for a Quantrell and Searles in Norfolk, and also for Quantrell baptisms which shows the mother’s maiden name to be Searles, but did not find any. The 1870 census, again below for ease of viewing, also shows that William was a U.S. citizen. The index from Ancestry.com lists Mary’s name as “Mearl,” but I enlarged a copy of the original census image and found that her name is actually written as “Mary:”


1870 United States Federal Census

Township of Benton,
County: Eaton
Sate: Michigan
Post Office: Charlotte
John Hull, Ass't Marshall

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Benton, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: M593_670; Page: 72; Image: 145.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth, Father of Forrign
Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended School Within the Year, Male Citizen of U.S.

William Quantrell, 53, Male, white, Brick Maker, $10,000, $1,500, England, Parents of Foreign Birth, Male Citizen of U.S.
Mearl (Mary), Quantrell, 42, Female, White, Keeping House, New York
Alvin Quantrell, 14, Male, White, Attending School, Michigan, Father of Foreign Birth, Attended School Within the Year
Willie Quantrell. 9, Male White, Michigan, Father of Foreign Birth, Attended School Within the Year
Etta Quantrell. 5, Female, White, Michigan, Father of Foreign Birth, Attended School Within the Year
George Quantrell, 4, Male, White, Michigan, Father of Foreign Birth
Dock Norton, 32, Male, White, Works on Brickyard, New York, Male Citizen of U.S.
Frank Hann, 17, Male, White, Works on Brickyard, Michigan
Henry Smith, 15, Male, White, Works on Brickyard, Pennsylvania
Rillie Nichols, 18, Female, White, At Home, Michigan, Parents of Foreign Birth, Attended School Within the Year
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The household before William’s in the 1870 census is for Charles and Elizabeth Quantrell and their daughter, Dora, 3 years old. Charles, I believe, would be William’s son, even though the 1870 census doesn‘t indicate that his father was of foreign birth:


Charles Quantrell, 26, Male, White, Farm Labourer, Michigan, Male Citizen of U.S.
Elizabeth Quantrell, 20, Female, White, Keeping House, Vermont
Dora Quantrell, 3, Female, White, Michigan
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I next looked for the LDS marriage index for Charles Quantrell and Elizabeth at the LDS website, but didn’t find it.

It’s possible that William Quantrell had become a citizen in Michigan. The LDS have filmed the Michigan Circuit Court naturalization index and records, known as “Second Papers,” for Eaton County beginning in 1836. I don’t know if you have looked for William’s citizenship records, but it’s possible they could be in the LDS microfilm.

Information follows:


Naturalization records, 1836-1959
Authors: Michigan. Circuit Court (Eaton County) (Main Author)

Film Number: 2363322 Item 1= Naturalization index to packets, 1836-1902.

Film Number: 2363322 Items 7 - 11 = Second papers, packet A - E, 1836-1870.
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The Naturalization Index and Second Papers for Eaton County can be found in LDS microfilm number 2363322.

After further research in Michigan records, I believe I found how the Searles name had fit into the Quantrell genealogy. I located an LDS marriage index for Alvin B. Quantrell, which shows his parents were William Quantrell and Mary Searles. The index shows Alvin married Jessie May Hancock in Oneida, Eaton County, Michigan, on 25 October 1900. The index is not accompanied by LDS microfilm source information, and so I’m not sure how accurate it is:


Alvin B. Quantrell
Male

Event(s):
Birth: , , Michigan

Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Parents:
Father: Wm. Quantrell
Mother: Mary Searles

Marriages:
Spouse: Jessie May Hancock
Marriage: 25 OCT 1900 Oneida, , Eaton, Michigan
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William and Mary Quantrell and five of their children were found in the 1880 census at the LDS website. The transcription is below:


Household:

Name, Relation, Marital Status, Gender, Race, Age, Birthplace, Occupation, Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace

Wm. QUANTRELL Self M Male W 64 ENG Brick Maker/Farmer ENG ENG
Mary A. QUANTRELL Wife M Female W 51 NY Keeps House MA MA
Alvin B. QUANTRELL Son S Male W 23 MI At Home ENG NY
Willie R. QUANTRELL Son S Male W 19 MI At Home ENG NY
Etta M. QUANTRELL Dau S Female W 15 MI At Home ENG NY
George L. QUANTRELL Son S Male W 13 MI At School ENG NY
John ANDERSON Other S Male W 21 PA Day Laborer IRE IRE

Source Information:
Census Place Benton, Eaton, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254578
NA Film Number T9-0578
Page Number 131D
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Earlier, an LDS marriage index, with source references, had shown that Alvin B. Quantrell, son of William Quantrell and Mary Searles had married Jessie May Hancock in Oneida, , Eaton County, Michigan on 25 October 1900. If that record is accurate, then this would be his second marriage.

I also uncovered an LDS marriage transcription showing that Alvin had married Laura L. Mitchell in Benton, Eaton County, Michigan on 6 October 1881. This index also shows that Alvin was 25 years old and born in Benton, Michigan in 1856. Laura is 23 years old at the time of marriage and born in Chester, Michigan in 1858. The names of the parents of the bride and groom are not in the index, which comes from the LDS “Record Search Pilot,” which can be downloaded from the family search site:

Groom name: Alvin B Quantrell
Groom race or color (on document):
Groom age: 25 years
Groom birth year: 1856
Groom birth place: Benton
Bride name: Laura L. Mitchell
Bride race or color (on document):
Bride age: 23 years
Bride birth year: 1858
Bride birth place: Chester Mich
Marriage type:
Marriage date: 06 Oct 1881
Marriage place: Benton, Eaton, Michigan
Father of groom name:
Mother of groom name:
Father of bride name:
Mother of bride name:
Marital status:
Groom previous wife name:
Bride marital status:
Bride previous husband name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2342468
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4207675
Image number: 528
Reference number: v 1 p 281 rn 236
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
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The marriage of Alvin Quantrell and Laura Mitchell can be found in LDS microfilm number 2342468 for Michigan marriages, 1868-1925.

Also at Record Search Pilot I found the marriage transcription for William and Mary Quantrell’s son, Willie R. Quantrell. The index shows that Willie and Hattie M. Norton were married in Benton, Eaton County, Michigan of 13 October 1886. The index further shows that Willie was born in Michigan in 1861 and that he was 25 at the time of marriage. Hattie is 23 years old and born in Michigan in 1863. The marriage can be found on LDS microfilm number 4207634:

Groom name: Willie R Quantrell
Groom race or color (on document):
Groom age: 25 years
Groom birth year: 1861
Groom birth place: Michigan
Bride name: Hattie M Norton
Bride race or color (on document):
Bride age: 23 years
Bride birth year: 1863
Bride birth place: Michigan
Marriage type:
Marriage date: 13 Oct 1886
Marriage place: Benton, Eaton, Michigan
Father of groom name:
Mother of groom name:
Father of bride name:
Mother of bride name:
Marital status:
Groom previous wife name:
Bride marital status:
Bride previous husband name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2342478
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4207634
Image number: 351
Reference number: v 1 p 310 rn 205
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
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I next found reference to William “Searles” and Mary Quantrell in a record of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Eaton County Pioneers, June 9, 1880. William and Mary are listed as “Territorial Pioneers, who came to the state in 1836. This record was found at:
http://files.usgwarchives.net/mi/eaton/pioneer/e35002.txt

Please see below:


NINTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE EATON COUNTY PIONEERS, Eaton County, Michigan,
June 9, 1880

Territorial Pioneers

William Searles……….1836 Mary Quantrell ……….1836


I also located Charles “Quarantelle” in the 1894 Michigan State Census of Veterans. This may be a reference to William Quantrell’s son Charles. This record was found at:
http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/civilwar/1894VetsCensus/resul...


Census of the State of Michigan 1894

Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Volume III

Compiled by Washington Gardner, Secretary of State

List of 1894 Michigan Veterans


Quarantelle Charles Chester Eaton
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Following Civil War records for Charles Quantrell at the Ancestry.com website:


U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles

Name: Charles H Quantrell
Age at enlistment: 20
Enlistment Date: 14 Apr 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Charlotte, MI
State Served: Michigan
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Michigan 6th Infantry Regiment on 14 Apr 1864.
Mustered out on 20 Aug 1865 at New Orleans, LA.

Birth Date: abt 1844
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65
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U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

Name: Charles Quantrell
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Michigan
Regiment Name: 6 Michigan H. Art'y.
Regiment Name Expanded: 6th Regiment, Michigan Heavy Artillery
COMPANY: E
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M545 roll 34
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I also found records of Charles’s participation in the Civil War with the 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery at the Soldiers and Sailors System website at: http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/

The first index below comes with the National Archives film and roll numbers where the record can be found:


Charles Quantrell
Regiment Name: 6 Michigan H. Art'y.
Side: Union
Company: E
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number: M545 roll 34
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No. 1
Soldier Name: Quantrell, Charles
Side: Union
Function: Artillery
Regiment Name: 6th Regiment, Michigan Heavy Artillery
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A link at the Soldiers and Sailors System website also contains a regimental history of the 6th Regiment, Michigan Heavy Artillery. See: http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm

I also noticed what I believe to be your correction to the 1900 census index from Ancestry.com for Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, which spells the Quantrell name as “Nntrall.” In 1900 83 year old William, born England, is shown to be married to 59 year old Catherine, born Ohio. The couple were married seven years by 1900, according. to the 1900 census.

An LDS index, which does not come with microfilm source information, shows that William Quantrell and Catherine Meyers were married in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan, on 9 December 1892:


WILLIAM QUANTRELL
Male

Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Marriages:
Spouse: CATHERINE MYERS
Marriage: 09 DEC 1892 New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
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Next is the Family Search Pilot index for George L. Quantrell, son of William and Mary Quantrell. In the marriage index Mary’s maiden name is transcribed as “Secirls.” The index shows that 33 year old George married 26 year old Libbie Lawrence in Ithica, Gratiot County, Michigan, on 20 November 1899. Libbie’s parents are J. Lawrence and Martha Daniels. The marriage record can be found in LDS microfilm number 2342512.

Groom name: George L. Quantrell
Groom race or color (on document):
Groom age: 33 years
Groom birth year: 1866
Groom birth place: Michigan
Bride name: Libbie Lawrence
Bride race or color (on document):
Bride age: 26 years
Bride birth year: 1873
Bride birth place: Michigan
Marriage type:
Marriage date: 20 Nov 1899
Marriage place: Ithaca, Gratiot, Michigan
Father of groom name: W. Quantrell
Mother of groom name: Mary Secirls
Father of bride name: J. Lawrence
Mother of bride name: Martha Daniels
Marital status:
Groom previous wife name:
Bride marital status:
Bride previous husband name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2342512
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4208628
Image number: 545
Reference number: item 3 p 110 rn 1988
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
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I also found a digitized copy of William Quantrell’s 1903 death record at the seekingmichigan.org.org website at:
http://seekingmichigan.org/discover-collection?collection=p1...

His parents are listed as William and Harriet Quantrell, though unfortunately, his mother’s maiden name is not given in the death certificate. A transcription of the death record is below:


Full Name; William Quantrell
Sex: Male
Color: White
Single, Married, Widowed, or Divorced: Married
Birthplace, State or Country: England
Name of Father: Wm Quantrell
Birthplace of Father: England
Maiden Name of Mother: Harriet -
Birthplace of Mother: Probably England
Occupation: Bricklayer & Farmer
Informant: C. H. Quantrell
(Address): Charlotte, Eaton Co. Mick
Date of Death: Nov 23 1903
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
Contributory: Old Age
(Signed): E. M. Paine
(Address): Grand Ridge
Place of Burial or Removal: Potterville Cem
Date of Burial: Nov 25 1903
Undertaker: Geo E. Stokes
Address: Grand Ridge
Filed: Nov 24 1903
Everett E. Jones, Registrar
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A great deal of information about William Quantrell, his wives and children, was submitted by Marnie Ziegler to the Ancestry.com website section, “Family Trees,” including a photo and entries concerning him found in the 1880 publication, “ History of Ingham and Eaton Counties, Michigan : with illustrations and biographical sketches of their prominent men and pioneers,” by William W. Durant, and published by D.W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia.

Another Ancestry.com member named Teresa submitted information about an Emeline Quantrell, daughter of William and Harriet Quantrell, of Norfolk, England. According to Teresa, Emeline was born in Norfolk on 24 June 1820, and married Edward Marshall in Cleveland, Ohio on 6 June 1839. Teresa submitted the following timeline concerning Emeline Quantrell’s life:


Parents

William Quantrell
Harriet


Emeline Quantrell

1820
24 June 1820: Birth
Norfolk, , England

1839
6 Jun Age: 18 Marriage to Edward Marshall
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA

1850
Age: 30
Residence Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio

1860
Age: 40
Residence Benton, Eaton, Michigan

1870
Age: 50
Residence Benton, Eaton, Michigan

1880
Age: 60
Residence Potterville, Eaton, Michigan, United States

1888
4 Apr Age: 67 Death
Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, USA
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Teresa also submitted the following concerning the children of Edward Marshall and Emeline Quantrill:


Harriet N Marshall 1840 – 1911
William Harry Marshall 1841 – 1842
Maria Marshall 1842 – 1862
Adelia Marshall 1843 – 1910
Lowellen Marshall 1845 – 1845
Edward A Marshall 1848 – 1919
Charles W Marshall 1849 – 1923
Thomas Marshall 1849 – 1850
Sarah J Marshall 1851 –
William Bone Marshall 1852 – 1917
William D Marshall 1853 –
Emma Marshall 1854 –
Mary A Marshall 1856 –
Dora Esther Marshall 1859 – 1925
Cora Marshall 1860 – 1927
Annie Marshall 1863 –
Irving Marshall 1865 – 1903
Matie Marshall 1865 –
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I looked for a transcription of Emeline’s birth in Norfolk, England at the FreeREG website, but didn’t find it.

Concerning other information, I located an 1850 census for Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Michigan, for a 23 year old Benjamin and 22 year old Delia Quantrell. Benjamin was born in England and Delia in Vermont. At this point I am guessing that Benjamin was the brother of William Quantrell and also the brother of Levinia Quantrell and Emeline Quantrell Marshall. Emeline was married in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as seen earlier, and as you will see a little later, Benjamin was married there also.

In the household with Benjamin and Delia in the 1850 census is 7 year old William Affenger, born New York, and 10 month old William Quantrell, born Ohio. Relationships in the 1850 census are not indicated, but Delia was probably Benjamin’s wife, and William, their son.

Unless otherwise indicated, all the census returns that follow will be from the Ancestry.com subscription website:


1850 United States Federal Census

Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
25 day of July, 1850
Enumerator: S.O. Griswold, Ass't Marshall


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate Owned, Place of Birth, Attended School Within the Year

Benjamin Quanteral, 23, Male, Sailor, England
Delia Quanteral, 22, Female, Vermont
Wm Affenger, 7, Male, N.Y.
Wm Quanteral, 10/12, Male, Ohio
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Further research shows that Benjamin “Quantrale” and Delia A. Johnson were married in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, on 12 September 1848. The index for the marriage below comes from the LDS website, and is accompanied by LDS microfilm source information:


BENJAMIN QUANTRALE
Male

Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Marriages:
Spouse: DELIA A. JOHNSON
Marriage: 12 SEP 1848 , Cuyahoga, Ohio

Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.
The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: M514232
Dates: 1838 - 1854
Film Number: 0877913 V. 4-5 = Marriage records, Ohio. Probate Court (Cuyahoga County)

Notes: The general index is arranged by volume, then first letter of surname and then first letter of given name.
Volumes 1-18 are basically marriage reports only.
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The marriage of Benjamin and Delia can be found in film number 0877913 for the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Probate Court.

I next located a 34 year old Benjamin Quantrell, born England, and 35 year old Elizabeth, also born England, living in Galena, LaPorte County, Illinois. Three children are in the household, including 7 year old Carlos, 5 year old Carrie, and 3 year Cora, all born in Ohio. This Benjamin Quantrell is likely the same Benjamin in the 1850 census, which would indicate that his wife Delia had died sometime in the 1850s. I‘m not sure what happened to the child William Quantrell who was also in the 1850 census:


1860 United States Federal Census


Township of Galena
County of La Porte, Indiana
State of Indiana
29th Day of June 1860
John M. Lemon, Ass't Marshall
Post Office: Portland

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Galena, La Porte, Indiana; Roll: M653_275; Page: 260; Image: 261.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth,
Married Within the Year, Attended School Within the Year

Benj Quantrall, 34, Male, Mill House, $500, $50, England
Elizabeth Quantrall, 35, Female, England
Carlos Quantrall, 7, Male, Ohio, Attended School Within the Year
Carrie Quantrall, 5, Female, Ohio, Attended School Within the Year
Cora Quantrall, 3, Female, Ohio
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The 1860 census also shows that living next to Benjamin was 35 year old farmer, Charles “Quantrall,” born England, and 31 year old Mary A., born New York. The three children in the household, all born in Indiana, are 11 Year old Lewelling; 5 year old Ernest; and 2 year old Jarrod.

Charles and Benjamin Quantrell, I would guess, were brothers.

Also in the household is 23 year old domestic servant, Eunice Bailey from Ohio, and 25 year old Daniel Zimmerman, a farmer, born Pennsylvania.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth,
Married Within the Year, Attended School Within the Year

Charles Quantrall, 35, Male, Farmer, $1700, $300, England
Mary A.Quantrall, 31, Female, New York
Llewelling Quantrall, 11, Male, Ind, Attended School Within the Year
Ernest Quantrall, 5, Male, Ind, Attended School Within the Year
Jarrod K. Quantrall, 2, Male, Ind
Eunice Bailey, 23, Female, Domestic, Ohio
Daniel Zimmerman, 25, Male, Farmer, $100 Personal Estate, Penn
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Below is the LDS marriage index for a Charles Quantrell and Mary Gore, showing they were married in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on 2 July 1857. They may be the Charles Quantrell and Mary Gore in the census above. Because the oldest son in the Quantrell household in the 1851 census is 11 year old Lewelling Quantrell, indications are Charles would have been married previously, but I did not find a marriage record for him before 1848-1849, the time period in which Lewelling was born. Ernest would have also been born before the 1857 marriage of Charles Quantrell and Mary Gore. The other alternative is Lewelling and Ernest were Mary‘s children from a previous marriage:


CHARLES QUANTRELL
Male

Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Marriages:
Spouse: MARY GORE
Marriage: 02 JUL 1857 , Cuyahoga, Ohio

Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.
The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: M514233
Dates: 1854 - 1860
Film Number: 0877914 V. 6-9 = Marriage records, 1854-1860, Ohio. Probate Court (Cuyahoga County):
Marriage records v. 6-9 1854-1860.
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The marriage of Charles Quantrell and Mary Gore can be found in LDS microfilm number 0877914.

Because Llewellan Quantrell’s age of 11 in the 1860 census places his year of birth circa 1849, I backtracked in the census enumerations and looked for him and his parents Charles and Mary in the 1850 census, but didn‘t find them.

By the 1870 census Benjamin Quantrell is no longer with Elizabeth, as this census shows that in the household with him is 43 year old Mary, born England. The census does not give Mary’s relationship to Benjamin, though she may have been his wife. In the household with Benjamin and Mary is 52 year old August Bean:


1870 United States Federal Census

New Buffalo Village
County: Berrien, Michigan
9th Day of June 1870
Post Office: New Buffalo
John M. Glavin, Ass't Marshall


Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan; Roll: M593_664; Page: 243; Image: 35.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth, Father of Forrign
Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended School Within the Year, Male Citizen of U.S.

Benjamin Quantrell, 46, Male, White, Farmer, $1500, $300, England, Parents of Foreign Birth, Male Citizen of U.S.
Mary Quantrell, 43, Female, White, Keeps House, England, Parents of Foreign Birth
August Bean, 52, Male, White, Works in Cabinet Shop, Mecklinburg, Parents of Foreign Birth
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Charles and Mary Quantrell and several children can also be found in the 1870 census living in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan. Llewellan, Ernest, and Jared Quantrell, who were born in Indiana, are also in the household with them, along with another child, 4 year old Carrie B. Quantrell, all born Indiana:


1870 United States Federal Census

New Buffalo Village
County: Berrien, Michigan
6th Day of June 1870
Post Office: New Buffalo
John M. Glavin, Ass't Marshall


Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan; Roll: M593_664; Page: 238; Image: 25.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth, Father of Forrign
Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended School Within the Year, Male Citizen of U.S.

Charles Quantrell, 46, Male, White, Farmer, $6000, $500, England, Parents of Foreign Birth, Male Citizen of U.S.
Mary A Quantrell, 43, Female, White, N. York
Llewellan Quantrell, 21, Male, White, Farm Laborer, Indiana, Father of Foreign Birth,
Ernest Quantrell, 15, Male, White, Indiana, Attended School Within the Year
Jared Quantrell, 12, Male, White, Indiana, Attended School Within the Year
Carrie B Quantrell, 4, Female, White, Indiana, Attended School Within the Year
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I’ll have more information about Charles Quantrell and his family a little later.

By the 1880 enumeration 59 year old Benjamin Quantrell is married to 25 year old Alvaretta, who was born in Indiana. Their 1 year old son Clarence, born Indiana, is also in the household with them.


The census transcription below is from the LDS website:

Household:

Name, Relation, Marital Status, Gender, Race, Age, Birthplace, Occupation, Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace

Benj. QUANTRELL Self M Male W 59 ENG Farmer ENG ENG
Alvaretta QUANTRELL Wife M Female W 25 IN Keeping House IN IN
Clarence QUANTRELL Son S Male W 1 MI ENG IN

Source Information:
Census Place New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254572
NA Film Number T9-0572
Page Number 223D
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Below is the LDS Record Search Pilot index for Benjamin Quantrell and Alvaretta Cherry, showing they were married in Wesaw, Berrien County, Michigan, on 20 August 1876. Benjamin’s place of birth is listed as England, though his birth year is erroneously written, or transcribed as 1872. His age in the index is incomplete, but begins with the number 4.

Alvaretta’s birthplace is listed as LaPorte, Indiana. Her birth year and age are likewise incorrect:

Groom name: Benjamin Quantrell
Groom race or color (on document):
Groom age: 4... years
Groom birth year: 1872
Groom birth place: England
Bride name: Alvaretta Cherry
Bride race or color (on document):
Bride age: 2... years
Bride birth year: 1874
Bride birth place: La Porte, Ia.
Marriage type:
Marriage date: 20 Aug 1876
Marriage place: Wesaw, Berrien, Michigan
Father of groom name:
Mother of groom name:
Father of bride name:
Mother of bride name:
Marital status:
Groom previous wife name:
Bride marital status:
Bride previous husband name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2342459
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4207584
Image number: 169
Reference number: v 1 p 92 rn 299
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
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The marriage of Benjamin Quantrell and Alvaretta Cherry can be found in LDS microfilm number 2342459.

Less than a year later a son named William B. Quantrell was born to Benjamin and Alveretta. William’s date of birth is 18 June 1877. His place of birth is New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan. The transcription below is from the LDS Record Search Pilot:

Name: William B. Quantrell
Birth date: 18 Jun 1877
Birth place: New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Father name: Benjamin Quantrell
Father birth place: Indiana
Age of father:
Mother name: Alveretta
Mother birth place: England
Mother age:
Christening date:
Christening place:
Additional relatives:
Death date:
Age at death:
Film number: 2320451
Digital GS number: 4206432
Image number: 242
Frame number:
Reference number: item 2 p 221 rn 305
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902
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William’s birth record can be found in LDS microfilm number 2320451.

I then found Willie B. “Quantrel” in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules at Ancestry.com. The schedule shows that Willie, age 2, had drowned in July of 1880, in New Buffalo, Michigan:


U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880

Name: Willie B Quantrel
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Place of Birth: Michigan
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Age: 2
Month of Death: Jul
Cause Of Death: Drowned
Census Year: 1880
Census Location:
New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
Enumeration District: 11
Line: 19
Roll: T1164_74
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Below are the birth indexes for Pearl T. Quantrell, Hattie Quantrell, and Fannie J. Quantrell, children of Benjamin and Alvaretta Quantrell. These were also found at the LDS Record Search Pilot. All come with LDS miocrofilm source information for further research:


Name: Pearl T Quantrell
Birth date: 20 Nov 1880
Birth place: New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): w
Father name: Benjamin Quantrell
Father birth place: England
Age of father:
Mother name: Avasatha
Mother birth place: Ind
Mother age:
Christening date:
Christening place:
Additional relatives:
Death date:
Age at death:
Film number: 2320571
Digital GS number: 4206552
Image number: 414
Frame number:
Reference number: item 2 p 242 rn 909
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902
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Name: Hattie Quantrell
Birth date: 19 Jul 1886
Birth place: New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document):
Father name: Benjamin Quantrell
Father birth place: England
Age of father:
Mother name: Alberetta Quantrell
Mother birth place: Indiana
Mother age:
Christening date:
Christening place:
Additional relatives:
Death date:
Age at death:
Film number: 2320843
Digital GS number: 4207268
Image number: 164
Frame number:
Reference number: item 1 p 306 rn 559
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902
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Name: Fannie J. Quantrell
Birth date: 05 Jun 1893
Birth place: New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document):
Father name: Benjamin Quantrell
Father birth place: Michigan
Age of father:
Mother name: Aluretta Quantrell
Mother birth place: Michigan
Mother age:
Christening date:
Christening place:
Additional relatives:
Death date:
Age at death:
Film number: 2322380
Digital GS number: 4207120
Image number: 1421
Frame number:
Reference number: item 2 p 323 rn 258
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902
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I next found Benjamin Quantrell’s LDS Record Search Pilot death transcription which shows he died on 19 September 1895, in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan. His age at death was 63 years, 10 months, and 5 days, placing his year of birth circa 1831-1832. The index shows he was married at the time of his death, but doesn’t give his wife’s name. The index also shows his parents were William and Harriet Quantrell.

I would say that Benjamin was William Quantrell’s brother. Unfortunately, the index does not give the maiden name for his mother Harriet. The death record can be found in LDS microfilm number 2363833:


Name: Benjamin Quantrell
Death date: 19 Sep 1895
Death place: New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age at death: 63 years 10 months 5 days
Estimated birth year: 1832
Birth place: England
Marital status: Married
Father name: William Quantrell
Mother name: Harriet Quantrell
Occupation: Laborer
Film number: 2363833
Digital GS number: 4209107
Image number: 616
Reference number: p 120 rn 313
Collection: Michigan Deaths 1867-1897
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The following is the 1881 census transcription for Charles and Mary A. Quantrell and their children Jared and Carrie, showing they are living in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan

Household:

Name, Relation, Marital Status, Gender, Race, Age, Birthplace, Occupation, Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace

Charles QUANTRELL M Male 56 ENG Farmer
Mary A. QUANTRELL M Female 49 OH Keeping House
Jared QUANTRELL S Male 21 IN Farm Laborer
Carrie QUANTRELL S Female 13 IN

Source Information:
Census Place New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254572
Page Number 224A
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Below is the death transcription for Charles Quantrell, from the Search Search Pilot. The record shows Charles died on 1 July 1880 at age 59 years, 4 months, and 6 days. The index shows he was from England and was married at the time of his death, but does not mention who his wife was or the names of his parents.


Name: Charles Quantrell
Death date: 01 Jul 1880
Death place: Berrien, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age at death: 59 years 4 months 6 days
Estimated birth year: 1821
Birth place: England
Marital status: Married
Father name:
Mother name:
Occupation: Farmer
Film number: 2363668
Digital GS number: 4207951
Image number: 223
Reference number: p 71 rn 416
Collection: Michigan Deaths 1867-1897
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Next I located an LDS marriage index for an Elizabeth Quantrell, who may have been the sister to William, Levinia, Emeline, Benjamin, and Charles Quantrell. The index does not come with source information, but shows that Elizabeth married Ezra Robinson in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on 13 February 1836. The person who submitted the index wasn’t sure if Elizabeth had been born in Cuyahoga County, or if the birth year of 1815 is correct:


Elizabeth Quantrail
Female

Event(s):
Birth: 1815? , Cuyahoga, Ohio?

Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Marriages:
Spouse: Ezra Robinson
Marriage: 13 FEB 1836 , Cuyahoga, Ohio
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Earlier, a baptism transcription from the FreeREG site had shows that an Elizabeth Quantrell, daughter of Harriet Quantrell, was baptized in the All Saints Church of England, Tibenham, on 31 January 1819. The Elizabeth Quantrell in the U.S. records may refer to her.

I next found Ezra and Elizabeth Robinson and their two children, Darius and Harriet Robinson in the 1850 census living in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Daughter Harriet is a clue that Elizabeth’s mother may have also been named Harriet.

An LDS marriage index noted earlier had shown that Benjamin Quantrell and Delia A. Johnson were also married in Cuyahoga County in September 1848, and were enumerated in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County in the 1850 census.

Charles Quantrell and Mary Gore were also shown to have been married in Cuyahoga County in July of 1857.

The 1850 census for Ezra Robinson shows he was a 46 year old farmer born in New York. Elizabeth, 33, was born in England. Their 7 year old son Darius and 9 year old daughter Harriet were born in Ohio:


1850 United States Federal Census


Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
27th Day of July, 1850
Enumerator: S.O. Griswold

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: M432_673; Page: 67; Image: 328.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate Owned, Place of Birth, Attended School Within the Year

Ezra Robinson, 46, Male, $800, Farmer, N.Y.
Elizabeth Robinson, 33, England
Darius Robinson, 7, Ohio, Attended School Within the Year
Harriet Robinson, 9, Ohio, Attended School Within the Year
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Below is what I believe to be Darius Robinson’s death index from the LDS Record Search Pilot site. The index shows his death took place on 16 August 1921 in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. His date of birth is given as 18 October 1844. He was a widower at the time of death, but the index shows his wife’s name was Katherine. The index also gives the name of his father as “Ezra,” whose place of birth was England, rather than Ohio, as the 1850 census records it. Darius’s mother’s name is not listed in the index, which follows:


Name: Darius E. Robinson
Titles:
Death date: 16 Aug 1921
Death place: Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Birth date: 18 Oct 1844
Estimated birth year:
Birth place: Ohio
Age at death: 76 years 10 months 28 days
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address:
Occupation: Farmer
Residence:
Burial date: 18 Aug 1921
Burial place: Brooklyn
Cemetery name: Brookmere
Spouse name: Katherine Robinson
Father name: Ezra Robinson
Father titles:
Father birth place: England
Mother name:
Mother titles:
Mother birth place:
GSU film number: 1991689
Digital GS number: 4022227
Image number: 2342
Reference number: fn 43316
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
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I didn’t find Ezra, Elizabeth, or their children in the 1860 census. I did located Ezra, Elizabeth, and their two children, 25 year old David and 18 year old Elizabeth Robinson, in the 1870 census in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. In this census Ezra’s birthplace is Connecticut, while his wife Elizabeth’s birthplace is England. The census states she cannot write. David and his sister Elizabeth Robinson were born in Ohio. I didn’t find Darius or Harriet in the 1870 census

Also in the Robinson household is the family of James and Ada Vinson:


1870 United States Federal Census

Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
11th Day of June 1870
Post Office: Brooklyn
E.F Fuller, Ass't Marshal

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: M593_1187; Page: 47; Image: 96.


Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value of Real Estate, Value of Personal Estate, Place of Birth, Father of Forrign
Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended School Within the Year, Male Citizen of U.S.

Ezra Robinson, 65, Male, Farmer, $7000, $1500, Conn, Male Citizen of the U.S.
Elizabeth Robinson, Female, 49, England, Mother of Foreign Birth, Cannot Write
David Robinson, 25, Male, Farm Lab, Ohio, Mother of Foreign Birth, Male Citizen of the U.S.
Elizabeth Robinson, Female, 18, At Home, Ohio, Mother of Foreign Birth
Jas Vinson, 34, Male, Farm Lab, Penn, Cannot Write
Ada Vinson, 22, Female, Keep House, Ohio
Mary J Vinson, 6, Female, At Home, Ohio
Fredk Vinson, 2, Male, Ohio
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I next located E. Robinson, his wife “Elisabeth” Robinson, and Rebecca Quantrell in the 1880 census living in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, New York. I take E. Robison to be Ezra, and Rebecca Quantrell to be Elizabeth’s sister, though Rebecca’s relationship is supposed to be to the head of the household, and not other family members. Elisabeth, whose age is 62, was born in England. Rebecca was 50 in the 1850 census, and she too was born in England. E. Robinson is 76 in the census and born in New York:


Household:

Name, Relation, Marital Status, Gender, Race, Age, Birthplace, Occupation, Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace

E. ROBINSON Self M Male W 76 NY Farming NY VT
Elisabeth ROBINSON Wife M Female W 62 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
Rebecca QUANTRELL Sister S Female W 50 ENG At Home ENG ENG

Source Information:
Census Place Brooklyn, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Family History Library Film 1255009
NA Film Number T9-1009
Page Number 40B
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I found a transcription for a Rebecca Quantrell at the FreeREG website which shows her baptism took place in the All Saints Church of England, Tibenham, Norfolk, on 28 May 1830. Her father’s name is not listed in the index, but her mother’s name is. Her mother is listed as Harriet Quantrell. I believe Harriet is likely the sister of William, Levinia, Emeline Quantrell Marshall, Benjamin, Charles, and Elizabeth Quantrell Robinson:


County Norfolk
Place Tibenham
Church All Saints
Register Number
Date Of Birth
Baptism Date: 28 May 1830
Forename Rebecca
Sex F
Father Forename
Mother Forename Harriet
Father Surname
Mother Surname QUANTRELL
Abode
Father Occupation
Notes Fiche 5 Sheet 23
File Number 2544
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Below are the death indexes for Ezra Robinson and Rebecca “Quantral,” found at the Cuyahoga County Death index for the years 1867 - 1890 at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcuyah2/deaths/coarch/ind...

The index for Rebecca Quantral is first:


Rebecca Quntral
Date of Death: May 11, 1883
Age: 54 years
Volume 2, Page 240
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Ezra Robinson
Date of Death: November 25 1883
Age 79 years
Volume 2, Page 240
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The death records for Rebecca and Ezra can be ordered from the Cuyahoga County Archives at the link noted above.

I didn’t uncover a death index for Elizabeth Robinson. I may have missed it as I don’t know where or when she had died.

Also, I didn’t find Elizabeth Robinson in the 1900 census. If she had been alive in 1900 I may have missed her in that enumeration.


Best Wishes,

Dave Boylan
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