Saturday, October 25, 2014

Descendants of Thomas Macy Line in Arlington Florida

From Macy Colby House Files
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Written by Cleve Powell
Originally published in the History Corner section of the August 2009 OAI Newsletter

After the Civil War, the name “Arlington” first appeared as a small development called Arlington Bluff (now Clifton) in 1873. The area considered as Arlington today has far surpassed anyone’s imagination. The “Old Arlington” historic area is bounded by Atlantic Boulevard on the south, Mill Creek and Hartsfield Roads on the east and the St. Johns River on the north and west. Before the Mathews Bridge opened in 1953 it was considered remote from Jacksonville and South Jacksonville and its early residents depended on family run enterprises such as mills, shipyards, turpentine stills (and moonshine), ferry services, farms and dairies for employment and small, family-owned stores for most of their food and supplies.

The first family industry was a water-powered mill on Strawberry Creek where Arlington Road now crosses. It opened in 1820 and remained open until about 1870. It originally belonged to the Richard family and later to John Sammis. It was unique to northeast Florida and was a combination sawmill, gristmill and cotton gin. Richard also had a brickyard nearby. Ships were built from the lumber at the head of Pottsburg Creek.
After the Civil War the old plantation lands were divided up and sold for development, and several small communities sprang to life along the river, the main source of transportation. Some of the communities were Chaseville, Floral Bluff, Gilmore, and Arlington Bluff, later known as Matthews and then Clifton. All had a general store and a post office well before 1900, and often the storeowner was also the Postmaster. Chaseville also had a boat building enterprise started by Samuel Chase, hence the name, Chaseville. The inland community of Egleston was also platted in 1888 near Lake Lucina.

An event that briefly opened Arlington up to the world was the J M & P Railroad, which opened in 1888, and ran from a dock near what is now Jones College, diagonally through the community with a Railroad Station in Egleston. This was also a family business started by Alexander Wallace, who sold a sawmill in Jacksonville to fund his new enterprise. He opened a hotel on the ocean at Mayport called the Burnside and reportedly paid cash for everything. The railroad became known as the “Cash Road.” Arlington benefited greatly with an active hotel in Egleston. Mr. Wallace unfortunately died shortly after its opening and by 1895 the train became history.

Atlantic Boulevard, originally known as Pablo Road, was opened in 1910, and a few years later a bridge, of sorts, was built over Arlington River, and a road was opened from Atlantic Boulevard to the point originally known as Reddie Point or Chaseville Point. The road became known as Chaseville Road, and in 1959 it became University Boulevard. Arlington Road, which runs from Atlantic Boulevard across the old Mill Dam at Strawberry Creek and then west to the river, was named by proclamation in 1912. Thus the “Crossroads” were formed where these roads intersected and by 1930 it was the “Town Center” of Arlington.

Before the crossroads the town center was located at the foot of Arlington Road, which was connected by ferry service to the foot of Beaver Street ca 1912. There were several family businesses documented in the 1924 Arlington History located at the ferry landing: Bradshaw’s Store, which was also the first Arlington Post Office, Oliver Frieseke also had a general store, and his father before him had one at Floral Bluff. Hayes Ice Cream, Olson’s Shipyard, and Seaboard Dredging run by Mr. Loennecke were on the riverfront on either side of the ferry landing. Both families were originally located at Dames Point where many of the early Arlington families came from, and most all of them had marine oriented backgrounds. Mr. Phillips had a turpentine still just south of Olson’s, which also supported quite a few families. The Ferry service made all this possible, and was also a family-owned business started by the Alderman Realty Company, but soon purchased by Mr. Anson Macy, whose family helped operate and maintain the vessels.

It seems that many of the early settlers were part of extended families, including my own, which settled in Arlington in 1912-14. They were involved in the Alderman Realty Co., Red Bay Ranch and Dairy (now Tree Hill) and Johnson and Son Dredging. In later years the dairy became Lone Star Stables. The Nolan family moved their dairy from the west side of Jacksonville to Atlantic Boulevard ca. 1923, and opened the Nolan’s Alpine Dairy, which stayed open for many years. There were several other Arlington families that had smaller dairies including the Colcords, the Jaques and the Johnsons.

Another family enterprise was Norman Laboratories, who took over The Eagle Film Studios, a silent film company on Arlington Road, and made silent films utilizing a cast of black actors for many years. This compound still exists today and is being restored as a historic monument. Mrs. Norman converted the film studio into a dance studio in the early thirties, and was very successful for many years.

This month we are going to focus on a family-owned business that was located at the southeast corner of the crossroads known as “Haines Grocery” that opened ca. 1930, and closed in 1956. This family was also originally from Dames Point, and kin to other Arlington families. We are fortunate to have programmed for our August speaker, Emily Ruth Haines Surowiec, who grew up in the store. Joan Jaques Vinson, who also grew up in Arlington, has furnished her memories of Haines Grocery.





Burial: Arlington Park Cemetery
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Plot: Baby Land Photos by  Johnny

 
Russell  Charles  Macy 8/24/1928 - 4/7/2012
MACY, Russell C, passed on April 7, 2012 in Tampa, FL. He was born in Arlington, Fl. in 1928 to Louis and Martha Macy. Russ was a man of strong faith who attended Oak Grove UM Church for 47 years, taught Sunday School, as well as serving as Deacon. He participated in mission trips to Belize to help build a church/school for a small village. Russ worked for Gulf Oil Corp. for 17 yrs. before building a successful business in air conditioning with his sons. He was also a talented cabinet maker and taught drafting at Tampa Bay Tech’s night school program for many years. Russ loved his family, his lakefront home and crossword puzzles. He is predeceased by his brothers, Anson and Louis Macy, his sister, Thelma Fulkerson, and his granddaughter, Larsen Hunt. He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Sarah E. Macy, and his sister Myra Stevens. His children, Ken, Mark, Susan Hunt and Martin (Rusty) are grateful and blessed to have grown up in a stable, loving home. “Dedaddy” will be greatly missed by his 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 6:30pm, April 20, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 2707 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, Fl. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to “The Aidric Hunt Assistance Fund” at any Bank of America.

Arlington history retold in new booklet 03/14/98
Ferry Rides Again

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Philip Call and Elizabeth Colby and their descendants

A Great Big Thanks to Cynthia Zanne, A Colby descendant who furnished this information at the Macy Colby House reunion 2014.


Thanks to Ron Colby of COLBY FAMILY & OTHERS Website for providing this family group information




First Generation

1.  Philip CALL was born on 17 Jan 1659 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  He died in Jan 1690 at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.  Cause of death was. 
A most revealing deed was executed in Essex County on the 4th of July 1730 (Essex Deeds, 58:141-2): "We John Pressey & Elizabeth Pressey his wife, Philip Challis and Dorothy Challis his wife and Elisha Weed, all of Almsbury... for the sum of 16 pounds... paid by Philip Call of Almsbury, our Brother... quit claim unto him... all our right, title... to a lot of land... called ye Peak... which sd lot do appertain originally to ye Right of our honored Grandfather John Colby late of Almbury aforesd... being Eight Lot in number...."

Elisha Weed, born 15 September 1689, and Elizabeth (Weed) Pressey, born 25 July 1692, were the children of Ephraim Weed and his first wife, Elizabeth Colby, of Amesbury. Elizabeth (Colby) Weed presumably died prior to Ephraim's marriage, 19 July 1704, to widow Hannah (Annis) Worthen. Philip Challis, husband of Dorothy Weed, was also her first cousin, son of Mary Colby and Thomas Challis.

The relationship between Elisha, Elizabeth, and Dorothy Weed and their "brother" Philip Call is resolved by two matters heard by the Ipswich Quarterly Court in 1686. The first was among a list of presentments dated 31 March 1686: "Philip Caul, late of Ipswich, and Elizabeth Coalbee of Aimsbury, for fornication. Witness: Ebenezer Blazdell and wife" (EQCR, 9:611). The second, dated 9 April 1686, was a warrant to "Elizabeth Coalbee, for fornication with Phillip Caul of Ipswich, and to witness, Ebenezer Blazdel and wife, signed by John Appleton cleric, and served by William Allen, deputy for Robert Lord, marshal, who returned that was was said that Elizabeth Colby had gone out of the Colony" (ibid., 9:600). Ebenezer Blaisdell's wife, of course, was Sarah Colby, Elizabeth's older sister.

This evidence suggests, if not proves, that Hoyt's Philip Call, husband of Sarah Trussell, was actually Philip Call, born, apparently out of wedlock, to Elizabeth Colby and Philip Call about 1686. Philip was, therefore, the older half-brother of Elisha, Elizabeth and Dorothy Weed, and a grandson of John Colby and Philip Call.

(SOURCE: NEHGS, website: www.americanancestors.org, The Essex Genealogist, vol. 14, pg. 173.)

 Elizabeth COLBY (daughter of John COLBY and Frances HOYT) was born in 1660 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  She died before 19 Jul 1704 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Cause of death was.  SOURCES:  (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts"  by David W. Hoyt;   (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.  Philip CALL and Elizabeth COLBY had the following children:

            +2                      i.    Philip CALL, born about 1686, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Sarah TRUSSELL, on 20 Jan 1706/7, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

 Second Generation

2.  Philip CALL (Philip-1) was born about 1686 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (Out of wedlock.)

Philip CALL and Sarah TRUSSELL were married on 20 Jan 1706/7 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)  Sarah TRUSSELL was born about 1690.  Philip CALL and Sarah TRUSSELL had the following children:

            +3                      i.    Philip CALL, born on 26 May 1707, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Dorothy HADLEY, on 17 Jul 1729, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
              4                     ii.    Obadiah CALL was born on 16 Nov 1709 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
              5                    iii.    Mary CALL was born on 5 Jun 1712 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
              6                    iv.    Sarah CALL was born on 8 Mar 1715/16 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
              7                     v.    John CALL was born on 20 Feb 1717/18 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
              8                    vi.    Martha CALL was born on 7 Feb 1720 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
              9                   vii.    Moses CALL was born on 9 Jan 1725/26 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
            10                  viii.    Stephen CALL was born on 29 Nov 1728 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)


Silas Call is Moses Call's son.  This is a his powder horn along with his French Musket and accessories. Lieutenant Moses Call and Stephen Call are Revolutionary War Patriots and brothers. Silas also fought in the Revolutionary war. After an amazing and very interesting connection of long lost cousins Cynthia was put in touch with family members that have artifacts from my family dating back to the French Indian Wars and the Revolutionary War.



Third Generation

3.  Philip CALL (Philip-2, Philip-1) was born on 26 May 1707 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)    Philip Call and Dorothy his wife, of Richmond Co. York, Maine, sold to Obadiah Call of Comtoocook, in 1740, land in Amesbury, belonging to the said Dorothy.

Philip CALL and Dorothy HADLEY were married on 17 Jul 1729 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Dorothy HADLEY (daughter of Samuel HADLEY and Dorothy COLBY) was born on 20 Jul 1712 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  She died about 1793 at Corinth, Orange County, Vermont.  Cause of death was.  SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts"  by David W. Hoyt;   (2). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.  Philip CALL and Dorothy HADLEY had the following children:

            11                      i.    Mary CALL was born on 4 Feb 1729 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
            12                     ii.    Phillip CALL was born on 27 Dec 1731 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
          +13                    iii.    Elizabeth CALL, born on 20 Apr 1734, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Daniel HEATH, on 2 Mar 1753, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
            14                    iv.    Dorothy CALL was born on 24 Apr 1736 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
            15                     v.    Ruth CALL was born on 3 Dec 1738 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
            16                    vi.    Sarah CALL was born on 8 Sep 1740 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
            17                   vii.    Martha CALL was born on 6 Jan 1742 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
            18                  viii.    Hannah CALL was born on 20 Dec 1744 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
            19                    ix.    Mary CALL was born on 21 Jan 1747 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)
            20                     x.    John CALL was born on 4 Feb 1751 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)


Fourth Generation

13.  Elizabeth CALL (Philip-3, Philip-2, Philip-1) was born on 20 Apr 1734 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)

Elizabeth CALL and Daniel HEATH were married on 2 Mar 1753 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)  Daniel HEATH was born on 25 Feb 1733 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.  Elizabeth CALL and Daniel HEATH had the following children:

            21                      i.    Sarah HEATH was born on 26 Oct 1754 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
            22                     ii.    Samuel HEATH was born on 22 Apr 1756 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
            23                    iii.    Hannah HEATH was born on 9 Oct 1757 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
            24                    iv.    Elizabeth HEATH was born on 6 Apr 1760 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
            25                     v.    Joshua HEATH was born on 10 Sep 1761 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
            26                    vi.    Daniel HEATH was born on 22 Jan 1764 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
            27                   vii.    Mary HEATH was born on 5 Feb 1766 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Colby was born in Amesbury MA daughter of John Colby and Frances Hoyt.
John Colby, son of Anthony and Susanna Colby, married Frances Hoyt. John was a planter and granted extended lands. John Colby was baptised on 8 Sep 1633 in the First Church, Boston.  He died on 1673 in Amesbury.11 Feb 1673/4 He married Frances Hoyt on 14 Jan 1655/6 in Salisbury. John Colby mentions two sons and five daughters in his will of 22 Jan 1673/4.
John and his brother Isaac were on a Jul 1667 list of those with meeting house seats in Amesbury. John Colby sued the town of Salisbury because he bought Mr Samuel Groom's estate in the town and claimed that he had not been accorded the town rights and privileges associated with the estate. John was on the trial jury at the Hampton Court on 8 (8) 1667. He was one of several soldiers and inhabitants of Amesbury who signed a petition entered at the 10 Oct 1671 Court complaining that Samuel Foot had ordered them to train in Salisbury, rather than Amesbury. In a writ dated 9 Mar 1671/2, John sued Samuel Foot for reproachful speeches against the minister. John deposed that he was about 37 on 8 Apr 1673. In Apr 1673 John successfully sued Henry Palmer and Andrew Grele for not satisfying him in an agreement.





Court documents From Essex County Court Records VOL 9 1686




                        Sarah Trussell's Grandfather is Robert Ring.  
                           "Ring's Island" Salisbury, Massachusetts


 


                   Philip Call house in Ipswich built 1658 on High Street

Probate Records Philip Call Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881





          Plaque is in Franklin, New Hampshire next to the Webster Farm

From Memoirs of Daniel Webster:
The spot where Mr Webster spent the greater part of his childhood and youth is known as the Elms Farm and is only about three miles from his birthplace It contains one thousand acres lies directly in a bend of the Merrimac and is one of the finest farms in New Hampshire It has been in the possession of his brother Ezekiel and himself ever since the death of their father in 1806 and though intrinsically of great value yet to the admirer of the great and good in human intellect it must ever be a kind of Mecca and possess a value not to be estimated by money A portion of it is interval land while the remainder comprehends a number of picturesque hills from some of which may be seen the White Mountains including the grand summit of Mt Washington and between Keursage and the Ragged Mountains the picturesque peak of Ascutny in Vermont It is pre eminently a grazing farm and one of the meadow fields alone contains nearly one hundred acres and as it is encircled and occasionally dotted with graceful elms it presents a truly charming appearance especially so during the haying season when a score or two of men are wielding the scythe in a kind of cavalcade or when as in autumn it is the pasturing ground of herds composed of the Devon Ayrshire and Hereford breeds of cattle Near the centre of the above field are the almost obliterated remains of a fort which links the farm with its early history when this particular region was the frontier of the British colonies and when the Indians as the allies of the French made it their chief business to destroy the pioneer inhabitants The fort stood on a ridge of land south of the burying ground and the plough which passes over it at the present day frequently brings to light warlike memorials of the olden times But a Sabbath peace now broods over the domain of the Webster family the wilderness has indeed blossomed as the rose the war whoop has given place to the lowing of cattle the bleating of sheep and the tinkling of bells and yet it is pleasant to know that the changes are not universal for the same morning and evening atmospheres the same healthful breezes and the same loud singing birds with the whip poor will too are here to make glad and to soothe the heart in the evening as once in the morning of his days of that great and good man who was born among these hills and whose name has baptized them with a classic fame One of the last Indian murders committed in New Hampshire that of Mrs Call was on this estate Here yet remain the cellar of her habitation and the visible plot of her garden where her husband raised his Indian corn one hundred years ago and down to the period of Mr Webster's recollection parsnips in this garden had perpetuated themselves The tradition is that Philip Call and his son were at work in a meadow In the house Mrs Call the elder and her daughter in law who at the time had an infant in her arms Seeing the Indians coming the young woman crept in behind the chimney hushed her child and was not discovered by them Mrs Call was killed and the Indians departed Mr Webster's father bought the farm of Philip Call and John Call the preserved child Mr Webster knew in early life.


                         Charles Herman Call engineer Boston Maine RR


More on History in NH Early Settlers and Generations 



    










 More information provided by John Jacob Dearborn History of Salisbury NH:









Susan Call married Samuel Couch, son of Deacon John Couch a descendant of Joseph Couch who came to Newbury MA


John Call marriage to Dolly Sanborn, daughter of Benjamin Sanborn a descendant of John Sanborn who came to Boston in 1632 settled in Hampton married Rev Stephen Bachiler's daughter.


 Moses Call brother




From Webster, Shaw Corner


Deed Records from NEHGS





                                   Cemetery Photo by  rick pickwick

  


Hazen Hoyt's Children:
Joseph Lowe Call (1840 - 1897)
Calvin Tracy Call (1841 - 1914)
Hellen Call (1843 - 1843)
Dana Wesley Call (1845 - 1924)
Horace Marshall Call (1847 - 1876)
Hellen Victoria Call (1849 - 1865)
David Sleeper Call (1851 - 1903)
Frederick William Call (1855 - 1873)

Pictures of family


          Francis Edwin Call when he was a boy with his father, Charles H. Call


Uncle Wesley holding Francis Edwin Call

Charles Herman Call


  Dana Wesley and Nellie Bunton Call
                          
           Nellie B and Francis Edwin Call

Francis Edwin Call as a cadet (Cynthia's father)


Cynthia Zannes Grandfather's "favorite" chair.  The reason being, it is that it was given to his father Dana Wesley Call by Daniel Webster.  The Webster family were very close friends and in some instances relatives to the Calls.  After all Daniel Webster's grandfather had purchased the Franklin land now known as the Webster Farm from the Calls after the massacre of Sarah Call. I remember a darling story my father relayed to me, of when he was a boy.


 
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA

Dana A Call's Children:
Charles H Call
Some more Sources: 
The ancestry of Samuel Blanchard Ordway, 1844-1916
Andover NH
Philip Call III