It has been cold enough here in Florida a couple of time is winter that if it had tried to rain it would of snowed instead and we could of gone sledding, it's been very cold this winter for here, but not near as bad as the northern states that is for sure. I guess this is the kind of winter that the old folks liked to talk about, " you should of seen the winter of 1888, you haven't seen anything yet". How about some pictures for the next newsletter, Thanks for reading - Dick Garfield
As I stated in the last newsletter that Nancy and I visited the Garfield Farm Museum in LaFox, IL. last fall on our way home from the NY - PA - OH area where we spent the summer. The Farm is the only 370 acre historically intact 1840s Illinois prairie farm and Teamster Inn operating today. Through out the year they host many events with the opportunity to see a part of our saving of our American heritage at work. If you are ever in the LaFox, ILL area stop in and see Jerome and the staff, they are all great people and you will be glad that you did.
I have so many pictures and pages of information about the farm that it is impossible to put it all in one newsletter. First, lets start with how the farm and museum got started. I have copied a page from the folder "GARFIELD FARM - Setting The Benchmark" the article An Eighty Year Old Dream Realized
This article was printed on a lite yellow paper so it might be some difficult to read.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE ENTRIES LEFT IN OUR SITE'S GUEST BOOK
James Dale Garfield Wednesday, 1/20/10, 12:55 PM
I am the son of George Otis Garfield,grandson to Otis George Garfield..this family tree branches from both Cleveland Oh. and the Busti NY area's to the Thomas Garfield side. My dad is the holder and researcher of our family ...great page and I too am impressed to the number of Garfield's in this country, a great name to be proud off..
From: Meadville Pa.
Jane Sheetz Tuesday, 1/5/10, 10:22 AM
Thank you for this high quality site. It was very helpful in completing a research project for a client.
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Robin Webb Wednesday, 10/14/09, 9:09 AM
Very helpful in getting President Garfield's children & grandchildren's info. Thank you for all your hard work - it is greatly appreciated!!
From: Maple Shade, NJ USA
Graham Garfield Gallop Sunday, 9/20/09, 11:17 PM
I carry the middle name of GARFIELD stemming from marriage in UK in 1795 of Sarah Garfield b 1771 to Thomas Gallop b.1764. I am having difficulty to locate records of Sarah's ascendants. I am using Ancestry for my recording and main research sources I am interested to establish earlier parental lines of SARAH GARFIELD and where Sarah¿s Ancestors fit into the Garfield pedigree in England. My parents came from England to Australia in 1912 I would appreciate any assistance your Garfield Family Group can provide. Regards Graham G. Gallop 3/131 Blackburn road, Blackburn. Vic. 3130. Ph (61) 03 9877 2746 Mob 0407 226 077 email email@example.com www.celebrationjewellery.com.au for personal Goldsmith designed, handmade & hallmarked individual jewelers
Robert Garfield of Richmond, CA
My name is Robert Garfield, my father was Samuel Howe Garfield of Ohio born in 1917. His father was John Milan Garfield, a lawyer in Ohio. We are not directly related to President Garfield, but are related to his ancestors, descending from Edward Garfield.
I don’t see we are listed in your files and I would like to add our tree and then work on filling in tree further.
Robert S. Garfield
I got back to Robert and we are going to see if we can fit him into the Big Picture Family Tree. Any information anybody has to help Robert will be welcome.
CAN WE GET SOME HELP FOR HOPE GARFIELD
Hello, my name is Hope Garfield and I married Curtis Eugene Delbert Garfield b. 1970 to Curtis Paige Garfield and Dianne Eveleyn Garfield (White). I was visiting your website and we were not able to find anyone in our family history that we are aware of. My husband has a brother George Lewis Garfield b. 1972. I would like to be able to do more research. Thank You,
THIS IS THE TEAMSTER INN
TO OUR RIGHT IS JEROME JOHNSON WHO IS GOING TO GIVE US A TOUR OF THE INN >
< THE INN'S KITCHEN
A BIRDSEYE MAPLE CUPBOARD ONE OFTHE ORGINAL INN'S FURNISHINGS
THE DINING ROOM
THE DINING ROOM WITH A BEDROOM IN BACKGROUND
THE OFFICE AND MEN'S SMOKING ROOM
THE OFFICE AND MEN'S SMOKING ROOM
HARRIETT'S LOOM (IT STILL WORKS)
THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL HAVE MORE PICTURES AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE FARM
EDWARD GARFIELD SOCIETY by JAYNE PAWLISA
We now have 39 members in the Edward Garfield Society, this is a free membership society to anybody who can trace their lineage back to Edward Garfield, the first Garfield to come to the new world in 1630. If you would like more information please contact me at > firstname.lastname@example.org <
Following is a list of our current members:
1) Phyllis Coats Mills 21) Nancy Dale Jones
2) Richard Saysell Mills 22) Donald Gaffield
3) Judith Mills Jebian 23) Mark G. Gaffield
4) Jayne Mills Pawlisa 24) David M. Gaffield
5) Amanda Mills Gorman 25) Karen H Gaffield Purves
6) Marilyn Stillman 26) Naoma May Boyea LeBaron Winkel Mike
7) Anne Weyers 27) Angela B Winkel Judge
8) Brett Wayne Mills 28) Kirby Parker
9) James Fagerburg 29) Courteney D. Purves
10) Richard Garfield 30) Nathan E. Purves
11) Gregg Townsend 31) Braden J Gaffield
12) Elaine Fazzaro 32) Curtis F. Garfield
13) Dr. Richmond Simmons 33) Susan Arlene Hederman (Schmidt)
14) Sharon Jernigan 34) Diane Gill Brebbia
15) Charlotte Holbrook 35) John Lyon Gaffield
16) Roger W. Reid 36) Faith Gaffield Grady
17) Philip Hovey
18) Otto O. Anderson
19) Margaret Kemp Schramm WE WANT YOUR NAME ON THIS LIST ALSO
20) John Willyard
BITS AND PIECES
A little bit of information that I found out from Jerome Johnson at the Garfield Farm Museum and Inn, he is veryactive in researching the Garfield's and along with many of the farm's visitors, who also help with theresearch, their study of the Garfield Farm and its oringial owners is exspanding.
Edward Garfield's daughter Rebecca, married Isaac Mixer, their daughter Abigail Mixer, married a Howe and they had 3 children, Peter Howe - Phineas Howe - Abigail Howe, Abigail married John Young and their son was Brigham Young one of the founders of the Mormon Church.
THE STORY TELLERS
(Tom Dunn, Author)
We are the chosen.
My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to
feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life
into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.
All tribes have one.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.
How many graves have I stood before and cried? I have lost count.
How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family, you would be
proud of us?
How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do.
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I
can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.
It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,
their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.
It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the
long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up
and put flesh on the bones.
Charlotte Holbrook and Jayne Pawlisa, both expert genealogy researchers, have been working on this entry for quite some time, they have now discovered proof that there has been a mixup on the Benjamin Garfield as stated in the GarfieldFamilies website, here is their findings.
"IT IS CLEARLY STATED IN FITCHBURG RECORDS THAT ELIJAH GARFIELD WAS THE SON OF BENJAMIN GARFIELD AND ABIGAIL HARRINGTON; THAT HIS PARENTS WERE SAMUEL GARFIELD AND MARY BOWMAN. THIS BENJAMIN WAS KILLED BY INDIANS THE SAME YEAR THAT THE BENJAMIN THAT MARRIED EUNICE COOLEY DROWNED WHILE CROSSING THE RIVER. EUNICE AND YOUNG SON NATHANIEL WERE TAKEN TO CANADA. SAMUEL WAS THE SON OF CAPT. BENJAMIN AND ELIZABETH BRIDGE. THE BENJAMIN THAT MARRIED EUNICE COOLEY WAS THE SON OF BENJAMIN AND BETHIA HOWE, WHO WAS THE SON OF CAPTAIN BENJAMIN AND MEHITABLE HAWKINS, HIS FIRST WIFE."
This going to take a bit of work making these changes but it must be done, thanks to the ladies that did this research, this is what it is all about, getting it right.
Elijah Kittridge Family Record
(the picture does not do it justus.)
I received this wonderful picture of needlework from Harris C. Howland.
Once you get accepted into the Edward Garfield Society, you will then be able to get accepted into the Winthrop Society without any further research, and if you wish to join the DAR and need help, I will help all that I can, being a member myself I will be able to help with your research and application.