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Ancestors of Elizabeth Catherine Picknell


4. Samuel Picknell

BIRTH: Date from Stephen Gates & His Descendants p. 288.

MARRIAGE: m. May 4, 1869 Catherine Maria Gates. [Gates Genealogy, p. 288]

DEATH: Date from Stephen Gates & His Descendants p. 288.

BURIAL: Butte City Cemetery, Butte City, CA: (DAR cemetery records)
Samuel Picknell d. Mar. 13, 1883 aged 48 yrs. 5 mo. native of VT.
Removed to Santa Cruz cemetery when widow moved to Santa Cruz.

WILL: Will Book A page 247, Colusa Co. Court House. Dated Mar. 2, 1883; filed Mar. 19, 1883; recorded April 26, 1883.

MISC: Samuel & Catherine met on a ship sailing from the East coast to the Isthmus of Panama, after crossing Panama they boarded another vessel for San Francisco. He was attracted to her singing. She made a wedding dress from fabric her family had with them. They married either aboard ship or soon after their arrival in CA. No CA marriage record has been located. [Recollections of Catherine Steel Prouty]

5. Catherine Maria Gates

BIRTH: Date from Stephen Gates & His Descendants p. 288. [#2041]
A bible record seen at NY State Library gives birth place as Spencerville.

MARRIAGE: m(2) Joseph Bound. It is said he named Princeton, CA after his home in Princeton, KY. (Cannot verify he was from KY; 1880 census says he was b. Ind.)

DEATH: CA death certificate.

BURIAL: Santa Cruz cemetery.

6. Rosser Henry Russell

BIRTH: Date & place from family notes.

MARRIAGE: m(1) Jan 20, 1880 Helen Partridge/Pattridge.
m(2) Alice McIntosh.

DEATH: MN death certificate.

MISC: Played the roll of "Uncle Sam" after brother Richard died.
Named after his great-grandfather, Henry Rosser.

7. Helen J. Partridge

BIRTH: Date from obituary.

DEATH: Date from obituary.