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GARFIELD FAMILIES NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2003

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      Jim Fagerburg                                                                                    Dick Garfield
  Inactive at this time                                                                          garf6019@yahoo.com

Dear Readers:
Homestead, the website that I use for the Garfield Families, just started a "new and improved" download for the site and after I downloaded it, something happened and it is running about 100 times slower then the old carrier. It can take up to 3 or 4 minutes for any action after clicking on the "Enter" or "Delete" key. And everything else has the same running speed, can type a standard line across a page and about 4 minutes later it will show up on the screen. Homestead has been working with me for the past 2 weeks trying to get it working right. I did get the first 3 generations of the "Garfields In America" updated. There are many additions of DOB, DOD, spouses, and some additional names of children that I didn't have before. Now I will start working on generation 4 which has quit a bit of new information.. Thanks for reading and see you in December.

NOTE: After the October newsletter, Lois Garfield Rosenthal, had a brain aneurysm, was in a coma for three days and underwent a 10 hour operation to stop the bleeding plus two other operations. She is much better now but she and her family have a long row ahead of them during the rehabilitation period. She is my niece, friend and a wonderful lady. I want to thank everybody who knew about this for their prayers and thoughts for the past few weeks. She is a determined lady and she will get better!


WE GET LETTERS

Dick:
I came across your Garfield news letter and was surprised and touched to see the very nice letter from Clarence Anderson. Eleanor Garfield of Woods Hole was my aunt and father's eldest sister. My Aunt Jane whom Mr. Anderson mentions is still alive but, unfortunately, not well. My father 'Mike' died in 1985. I will pass on Mr. Anderson's very nice words about Aunt Jane to my cousins. Thank you, Abe Garfield

Abe, thank you for writing and am glad you enjoyed the newsletter. If you will go to the
website www.GarfieldFamilies.com on your computer, after getting the main page click
on Garfields in America, then click on Gen 10. Stroll down to 10:35A-C, there you will
see the info I have on Eleanor, Jane and Irvin. Are you Irvin's son? If so click on Gen 11
and stroll down to 11:45A-G and you must be listed there. If you have any information
that you can add to any of these people or yourself it would be greatly appreciated.
Below you will find Eleaner & Jane. Dick Garfield

CHILDREN OF IRVIN GARFIELD[09:60E] AND SUSAN EMMONS[09:60E-S].

10:35-A Eleanor GARFIELD,[10:35A] b. in 1908 in Boston, MA and d. Dec 19, 2002 in Westwood, MA. at age 94. Eleanor graduated from Winsor School, Boston in 1926 and was a long time resident of Woods Hole, MA. She was an avid golfer, amateur champion at her local Golf Club. Eleanor also liked to sail, bird watch and enjoyed all animals.

10:35-B Jane GARFIELD,[10:35B] b. in 1910 married 1st. Charles E. CHEEVER,[10:35B-S1] b. in 1911. Charles d. in 1986 and Jane then married in 1989 F. Sargent CHEEVER,[10:35B-S2] b. in 1909.

Dick:
Thanks for all the work you continue to do on the Garfield family site.Gary Garfield  -  Battle Creek, Mi.

Thanks Gary, most of the time I enjoy doing it but then there are days when nothing goes right!

HEY DICK AND NANCY!
EVERYONE IS REALLY HAPPY YOU ARE BOTH HOME SAFE AND SOUND----WHAT A
WONDERFUL TIME YOU HAD!!  IT MAKES ME DIZZY NOW TRYING TO KEEP ALL THE GARFIELD'S STRAIGHT.  YOU NEED TO BE VERY, VERY PROUD OF ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND THE WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS YOU HAVE MADE TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF US.  EVERYTHING IN THE WORKS SOUNDS EXCITING---I NEED TO TALK JUDY INTO GOING TO OHIO FOR ALL OF THIS.  I HOPE TO HEAR FROM THE DAR LINEAGE COMMITTEE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  I TALKED TO THE STATE REGENT ABOUT MY COMPLAINTS THAT THEY  WON'T ACCEPTDR. DANIEL GARFIELD AS A PATRIOT.  SHE PROMISED THEY WOULD BE IN CONTACT.  I WILL NOT REST UNTIL THAT GRAVE IN DARIEN IS RECOGNIZED!!  GLAD YOU'RE BACK, AND I MUST SAY, YOU ARE ONE FINE PERSON.   I THINK WE CAN ALL BE PROUD, STAND TALL, AND STAND TOGETHER------IT WILL BE A CHANGING FORCE IN ALL OUR LIVES.LOVE YA, JAYNE

Thanks Jayne, for all those kind words. We had a very nice summer in Upstate New York and got a bunch of work done. It would be great if you and Judy could come to Ohio if we get the workshop off the ground for this coming summer. I think a lot can be accomplished for everybody. Also hope you can get that straighten out about Surg. Daniel Garfield in Darien, NY. Thanks again and could use some material for the newsletter if you could. How about some more info from what Susan sent us a couple of years back.  Dick Garfield

Hi Dick:
I'm glad to hear that you are back in Florida and it certainly sounds from  your delightful description that your summer was really enjoyable and  productive for all related Garfields matters. The news about having an officially sponsored family site in Ohio is really exciting.  That means  that your extensive and dedicated work will be safe for posterity.  That is a huge accomplishment.Jayne has turned into a supersleuth and has uncovered quite a few peripheral details and people in our branch of the family.  We continue in our efforts to document each of our findings and we continue to hope that we will find living descendants of some of these peripheral families and that they might have additional information or documentation.Thanks for your efforts this past summer; you continue to serve all of us  and do us anenormous favor. Judy

Thanks Judy, we did indeed have an enjoyable and productive summer and hope we can get more done next year. It takes a long time to get things organized and set into motion, but we keep trying. We would love to have a permanent site in Ohio, lets keep our fingers crossed. Everybody would be welcome if we get the workshop going and we can keep you busy but it would be enjoyable and we could get to know each other, after all we are all cousins I guess. Dick Garfield

A LONG LOST COUSIN ?

All you need is another one-----I ran across this one:
Source: History of Acworth, N.H.  from tumbleweed@lisco.net   
John McMurphy--grandson of John McMurphy from Londonderry, Ireland to Londonderry, N.H. arriving in 1719. John's(The subject's) son John was born 1756 in Londonderry, settled in Acworth--died 1814.  He married Sarah Grimes of Chester. John and Sarah's third child, John married KEZIA GARFIELD of London.That's all I know .
Found it rattling about Rootsweb data base. Nancy Garfield Risdon

Thanks Nancy, you must of been really digging. Did you know that the Garfield's were granted a tract of land in the Chester area by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. It was believed it was for military services rendered on the "continent". I am going to see if I can find out anything about these people. Dick Garfield

agnes l mitchell wrote:
Found this in one of the file books in Corry, PA. Historical Museum.  From the Corry Herald, Mon. 1894 Sarah L. Garfield 61 (in 62nd yr) widow of Benjamin Garfield. died Fri. (16th Mar) at Salamanca, NY, in 42nd year of age, maiden name Sarah L. Botsford, leaves 2 sons, F.H. Garfield of Corry, district manager of Corry Railroad and Charles B. Garfield, of Salamanca, three brothers. W. T. Botsford & M. H. Botsford of Jamestown, NY and L. E. Botsford  of Corry, PA and a mother Mrs. Aurella Botsford 86 of Salamanca; funeral (19 Mar) at Corry family home of F. H. Garfield.

Thanks Agnes for writing, guess we missed each other this summer, it was a busy one! I have some information on Fred Garfield and Benjamin his father. (see below)
Have nothing on Charles though. Will be able you use some of those dates though for
Sarah, do you have anything on Charles?

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN GARFIELD[07:240D] AND SARAH BOTSFORD[07:240D-S]

08:260A Fred H. GARFIELD,[08:260A] b. Nov 10, 1853 at Bemus Point, NY married on Jun 6, 1882 Mary SMITH,[08:260A-S1] (daughter of George SMITH) of Niagara Co., NY. Mary d.in May 1890. On Sep 24, 1891 he married Tena McINTOSH,[08:260A-S2] Fred d. Aug 31, 1908.              FRED AND MARY HAD 1 CHILD: 09:170A 
           FRED AND TENA HAD 2 CHILDREN: 09:170B 09:170C
08:206B Charles GARFIELD,[08:260B] no information

"Bekki .." wrote:Cyrus Garfield was my 4th Greatgrandfather, would you
have any information on him or his spouse?Thank You, Bekki

Bekki: I have the following information on a Cyrus Garfield, if this is your 4th Grandfather I can trace him back to Edward Garfield, the first Garfield in America, but I don't have anything on Hannah. Please let me know. Thanks for writing, Dick Garfield

06:100CCyrus GARFIELD,[06:100C] b.May 10, 1802 in Charlestown, NH married on Jan 2, 1825 in Charlestown, NH. Hannah RUMRILL,[06:100C-S]b.Jun 18, 1802 and d.Dec 20, 1842.
Hannah and their son Joseph are buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Charlestown,
NH.    CYRUS AND HANNAH HAD AT LEAST 2 CHILDREN: 07:135A-07:135B

"B. Crocker" wrote:
Dick-Did Marilyn (Green) Day get responses to her plea in said newsletter? The info she 'slooking for is  in/on the FTM -WFT volume 5- 705-01; tree# 595with Samuel Garfield's family etc.
Bryce H. CrockerWestford, MA>Bryce,

Thanks for the information. I forwarded the above to her but haven't heard anything in return, hope she got it and it helped her. Dick Garfield

dkeiffer wrote:
Hello Dick,Do you have any new info on the parents of Henry Perry Garfield as follows:CHILDREN OF THOMAS GARFIELD[07:40D] & MARY E.[07:40D-S1] & SPOUSE[07:40D-S2] 08:75-A Henry Perry GARFIELD,[08:75A] b. Dec 1824 in New York State marriedAB 1864 Sarah Jane TEW,[08:75A-S] we know his father was Thomas Garfield but I do not know his mother's name.dkeiffer,

I have only the following information on Thomas Garfield, I believe the mother's name would be from the 1st marriage, Mary. Can anybody help me and dkeiffer out here? I still have a lot of new info to go thru yet, maybe something will show up there. Thanks, Dick Garfield

07:40-DThomas Carlton GARFIELD,[07:40D] b. Nov 19, 1801 in Worcester, NY married 1st. Mary E. __?__,[07:40D-S1], married 2nd. Unknown __?__, [07:40D-S2], married 3rd. on Nov 10, 1850 Sophia BATES,[07:40D-S3] b. in Essex, VT (daughter of Noble BATES and Aurilla BOOTH). Thomas d. in a train explosion near Bedford, OH on Jul 1, 1881. Thomas and his first 2 wives had 8 children:08:75A-08:75B-08:75C-08:75D-08:65E-08:75F-08:75G-08:75H Thomas and Sophia had1 child: 08:75J

LalcheG. wrote:
Well none of my relatives are on the site. My dad's name is Dick Garfield too. Maybe we aren't related? I don't know, but if we are my dad's family is quite large. My grandpa's name is Russel Garfield, he has 12 children including my dad. Please write back if you know how I may be related to you.

Lindsay, thanks for writing, the following info I have on a Russell Garfield, I am quit sure is your greatgrandfather. Then your grandfather also Russell, then your dad Richard. I would love to find out more about your line of the family, and I think at that time we will be able to list you in the family tree.

09:145-CRussell Deforest GARFIELD,[09:145C] B. May 20, 1887 in Frewsburg, NY married 1st. Olga __?__,[09:145C-S1], and married 2nd. Almedia HUBBLE, [09:145C-S2]. Russell d. Sep 17, 1937 in Tomahawk, WI.

LalcheG. wrote:Well my name is Lindsay Garfield and my dad's name is Richard(Dick) Garfield.  That is the one that graduated in 1975 from Lake Zurich High School. His dad's name is Russel Garfield who now lives in Tomahawk WI. Maybe it is my great grandfather that died inTomahawk in the 1930's. I don't know if it is the same man but I will definitely find outmore about my relatives so that maybe we could become a part of your website as well. thank you very much.   

I haven't heard anything more from Lindsay but I am sure I will after she does more researching. Dick Garfield

Bryce Hunter Crocker wrote:
Dick, Spent a lot of time perusing your newsletters.Thank you for putting Harold P.Garfield and I together as we have found we are identically related to Joseph Bradley Garfield (the first), he from Henry Joseph Garfield and I from Harriet Atwood Garfield. Through the use of your newsletters and "lost Garfields", we can at least carry on with the more recent of the families for which I am most grateful. We are trying to pick up the loose threads which must be in VT.

Thanks Bryce for writing, after reading both of the families history I thought that there might be a connection there, glad I could help. Dick Garfield

The following was sent to me by James R. Garfield III, the GGGrandson of Pres. James A.
Garfield. We do not want this newsletter to become a political or religious sounding board, but I thought the article was very informative and well done, something that I didn't know or had forgotten about, Dick.

DID YOU KNOW

As you walk up the steps to the Capitol Building which houses the Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view - it is Moses and the Ten Commandments!
As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door. As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall right above where the Supreme Court judges sit a display of the Ten Commandments!
There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.
James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement "We have taked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by
religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ".
Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777. Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.
Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law....an oligarchy....the rule of few over many. The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said, "Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers.
" How then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 200 years
in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?