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Anne Leigh Goodman – Her Book of Genealogy

Small soft bound brown leather notebook (about 3″ x 6″) with lined paper and the following on the cover in gold lettering. Pages numbered by the author.



To “Aunt Hals” dear little neice [sic] Anne Leigh Goodman. 1921

In following the lives of our ancestors we find no blots on their characters – The Colonial records bear evidence of the patriotism of these differant [sic] lines. Every branch participated in the Revolution and afterward held high public positions “There are so few now a days who cherish the old traditions of family. In striving for success in life, they often loose the greater heritages in it which are its traditions” – I believe in blood and in families of ancient descent. They sternly forbid me to break “His birth’s invidious bar”.

I write these out for my dear little neice [sic] with a heart full of love.

Harriet Pfouts Wright

We descend from the Griffiths, Greenberrys, Maccubins, Carrols of Annapolis, Howards, Riggs, Warfields of Maryland, Clarks of Virginia, Pfouts of Pfouts Valley Pa. William Griffith came from England 1675.  Col. Nicholas Greenberry in 1674.  John Maccubin died in 1686.  John Howard came up from Virginia 1662. John Riggs born in Maryland 1687.  Richard Warfield settled near Annapolis 1662. John Mccubins second wife was Elinor Carrol, daughter of James Carrol of “All Hallows Parish” who was a brother of Charles Carrol ‘The Barrister’ not of Carrolton. Elinor’s daughter Sarah married William Griffith.

1 – The Griffiths of Wales form an exciting history and review of the feudal splendor of Griffith Prince of Wales, but that history is too voluminous for quotation here. Their descendants in Maryland, as will be seen, fought as valiantly for American Independance [sic] as did their sires in Wales.

2 – William Griffith The emigrant came to America in 1675 and settled on the Severn River. He took for his wife a daughter of another distinguished house of Scotland, Sarah Maccubin daughter of John Maccubin and Elinor Carroll his wife. The issue of this marriage were Orlando, Captain Charles, William and Sophia. Charles is always designated as Capt Charles, no one knows why.

3 – The Maccubins were so called in the Lowlands of Scotland but in the Highlands were known as M’Alpines. They claim descent from Kenneth II, who having united the Scots and Piets into one government, became the first King of Scotland. John Maccubin came to the Severn [river] and took up lands. His second wife was Elinor Carroll, daughter of James Carroll of Annapolis. She was the mother of Sarah Maccubin, wife of William Griffith. (see page 31)

4 – Orlando Griffith of William and Sarah married at 30. Catherine Howard, only child of John Howard and Catherine Greenberry Ridgely. Huntingtown, near Huntington was the historic home of Orlando, one noted for its profuse hospitality. It is now known as “The White Place.” Orlando Griffith born 1688, married at Annapolis, June 6th 1717.(See page 39-45)

5 – Howards.  The Howards first settled in Virginia. In 1662 five brothers came from there to Md. and had five hundred acres of land granted them as brothers. Their names were John, Samuel, Mathew, Cornelius and Philip. We descend from John the surveyor. His only child was John Jun[ior]. His estate was “Timber rich,” now a part of Baltimore City. His second wife was Catherine Greenberry Ridgeley, issue one child Catherine Howard. The descendants of the five Howards are scattered over all parts of the 43

6 – Greenberry Griffith Son of Orlando and Catherine inherited Wards Luck and Howards Luck. He married Ruth Riggs, his neighbor of Riggs Hills. He was warden and vestry man of Queen Caroline Parrish. Was on the Committee of Observation for Frederick Co in 1775-1776. See Archives of Maryland Vol. 15. Greenberry and Ruth were married Jan 20th 1752. Had ten children. She was born 1730, died 1779. Page 37

7 – Riggs.  John Riggs came from Southampton England and settled in Calvert Co, dying there 1671. His wife Mary Davis. In 1723 his son John surveyed Riggs Hills just east of Laurel. In 1736 he held pew No 16 in Queen Caroline’s Parish. At Riggs Hills a few unmarked graves may still be seen and John Riggs and his wife are probably among them. The banking houses of Riggs of New York, Baltimore and Washington D.C. were of this family.

8 –  Hezakiah Griffith son of Greenberry and Ruth Riggs married Catherine Warfield Nov 14th 1775. Hezakiah was born in 1752, died 1825. Catherine born 1757 died 1796. Hezakiah Griffith was 1st Lieut. of Montgomery Co Md. Malitia [sic]. See Archives of Maryland Vol. 16 p. 374. This entitles you to admission in D.A.R.

9 –  Catherine Warfield was the daughter of Azel Warfield and Sarah Griffith, daughter of Capt Charles Griffith, Mother of Orlando. By this marriage of Hezakiah and Catherine, we descend from both brothers. Azel Warfield acted in the Revolution in the capacity of Gunsmith for the Maryland Malitia [sic]
See archives of Md. Vol. 16 p. 367. Entitles admission to D.A.R. See page 55

10 – Ann Griffith.  Oldest daughter of Hezakiah and Catherine was born 1776, died in 1842 at the home of her daughter Catherine Canfield and was buried at Mt Eaton Ohio. Her sister Dinah married Brice John Gassaway. Another Sister Sarah married Bazeleel Wells of Steubenville Ohio. Another sister married George Fetter and lived in Louisville Ky.

11 – James Clark was a man of many sterling qualities but money making was not one of them, he cared nothing for money. He should have hesitated in taking our beautiful and pampered grand mother from a home of wealth and luxury and making her after life, one of bare necessity without comforts. She seems to have been patient and uncomplaining but I always say – Poor Sweet Grandmother!  Page 63

12 – Sarah Griffith Clark married George Pfouts Jun. at her father’s farm on Little Sugar Creek, Wayne Co. Ohio where she was born. I’ve been told by my brother, it was a long, one storied rambling house covered with vines and yards full of flowers and shrubs. She was married Dec 1820, not quite sixteen – Born July 25th 1804. Died June 18th 1882 at St. Joseph Mo. And buried at Mount Mora Cemetery. See page 98

19 – My dear Anne Leigh. I have come to the end of your family lines on your Mother’s side. I cannot close this record, without touching on the pleasant family life on the plantations about Annapolis of which our ancestors formed a prominent part. First above all they were gentlemen and ladies. I fear of the family of Dives, in as much as they were clothed in

20 – Purple and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. They took no part in public affairs but were content with homes and the management of their many and large plantations. Their homes were large and substantially built, many lived in, to this day. Their furniture the best of that day, of elegant designs of the most expensive wood and marble. They experienced

21 – a lavish hospitality. Every plantation had a store house of supplies. Annapolis was conspicuous as the seat of wealth and fashion. The plantations took their social customs and styles from it and that they were true types is attested by the old portraits, showing the elegant dress of the Lords and Ladies of the manors. In the course of time these large estates had to

22 – be divided among numerous heirs and in time subdivided again and again. Then sons and daughters emigrated to the new states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, taking with them their furniture, books, silver, china, often slaves, but above all, the old traditions of family and conducted their lives as far as possible on the lines of their old homes in Maryland. In time

23 – the children of these migrated to newer territories and pioneer life, robbed them of wealth, culture, education and they even forgot the traditions of family. Many times have I heard in the wilds of our country, the old familiar names of our various branches of family and I feel assured we are of the same stock, even if poverty and illiteracy have overtaken them and my soul goes out to them.

24 – Our Pfouts ancestry lived simpler lives. Placed on the far western frontier of Pennsylvania, with poor methods of communications with the eastern world, they achieved education in a limited way, but they also held fast to the traditions of family and never forgot they were aristocrats. But they were strong characters, facing bravely whatever befell them. This

25 – all reads as a fairy tale, all seems so shadowy, but penetrate these shadows and you will find “fascination”. Your Aunt Hal
Harriet Pfouts Wright

31 – Our Carrolls. The mother of Sarah Maccubin wife of William Griffith was Elinor Carroll daughter of James Carroll of Annapolis. James and his brother Dr. Charles Carroll the 1st, came to Annapolis from Ireland and were of two old Irish families, the Ely O’Carrolls and Lord Clare. They were of All Hallows Parish. Everything points to their bringing great

32 – wealth to the Colony. Elinor Carroll Maccubin married a second time John Howard Sen[ior], had no issue. Her will was witnessed by both James and Dr. Charles Carroll in 1711. Elinor’s son Zachariah Maccubin married Susannah Nicholson and had two sons Nicholas and James, perhaps other children. Nicholas married Mary Clare Carroll, only daughter of Dr. Charles Carroll the II and

33 – Dorothy Blake. She inherited her father’s great fortune. Her brother was Charles Carroll “The Barrister” always so designated to distinguish him from his first cousin Charles Carroll of Carrollton. “The Barrister” was born in 1728, was sent abroad and educated at Eaton and Cambridge and studied law in The Middle Temple, returning to Annapolis in 1746. He was quite as famous in that day as was his

34 – Kinsman of Carrollton. He left his immense estate to the sons of his sister, the Maccubin boys on condition they assumed the name of Carroll so as to perpetuate his distinguished line. He died at Mont Clare near Baltimore and his tomb is in the Anne’s grounds near Baltimore.

37 – National Societies. Eligible for Colonial Dames through Col Nicholas Greenberry. For D.A.R.s Through Azel Warfield, Greenberry Griffith, Hezekiah Griffith. See Archives of Maryland Vol 16. For Daughters of 1812 through James Clark. For U.D.C. through Col. Paris S. Pfouts, Confederate Army.

39 – Ridgelys. While we do not descend from the Ridgelys, they, the five children of Henry Ridgely and Catherine Greenberry were half brothers and sisters of Catherine Howard, wife of Orlando Griffith, Catherine Greenberry Ridgely marrying a second time John Howard Jun[ior]. Orlando seems to have been the guardian of the estates of the

40 – five Ridgely children Henry, Nicholas, Charles, Ann and Elizabeth. In his Will he makes provision for their property and leaves them each a legacy. The first Henry Ridgely came from Devonshire Eng in 1659. He settled on a Royal grant of six thousand acres. With him came his wife Elizabeth Howard and four servants. His son Henry married Catherine Greenberry.

43 – Howards.  I find I’ve given all records necessary of the Howards on Page 5. Will pass on to the Greenberrys.

44 –  (pen and ink drawing of the Greenberry crest)

45 – Col Nicholas Greenberry. The greatest of our progenitors, a man of wealth and position in England, he came to Maryland in 1674 on the ship “Constant Friendship.” With him where his wife Anne, two children Charles and Catherine and three servants. Two children were born to them in Maryland Anne and Elizabeth. By purchase he acquired “White

46 – Hall, Greenberry Forest and a tract of two hundred and fifty acres, known as Towne Neck, this last became Greenberry Point, on this tract he died. It is on the north side of the Severn River opposite Annapolis (see any map of Md.). Col Greenberry died in 1697 aged 70 years. His wife Anne died in 1698. Both were buried at the Farm. His tombstone bears this inscription “Here lies interred, the body of

47 – Col. Nicholas Greenberry Esq. who departed this life the 17th day of December 1697 aerates 70.” A few years ago three slabs were remaining, one of Nicholas, one of Anne his wife, one of a child Ann with a fine coat of Arms cut on it. This is the sad story of these tombs. The farm was then owned by a ghoulish man by the name of Potter, who boasts of what he did.

48 – He opened the tombs in search of treasure. In removing the slabs he found a vault finely bricked under the slabs were cedar steps well preserved, leading down. He broke open the heavy oak coffins and dumped the bones of course finding nothing else. But there must have been much to have interested Col Greenberry’s descendants. One Dr. in Annapolis collected

49 – enough bones to make a skeleton and a descendant in Cleveland Ohio, carried off the Col’s. skull. For a long time this vault was left open, gaping to Heaven. The present owner of the farm, Charles E. Bernsen gathered up the debris, put it in the vault and filled it up. The slabs are at his home, he refused to sell them to the Historical Society of Md. Saying they draw too many descendants to

50 – The farm and he has found them all fine people. Col. Greenberry’s only son inherited the farm and White Hall. The last belongs now belongs to Joshua Warfield Dorsey and is known as Wildwood. Charles Greenberry left no children and the family name became extinct. Col. Greenberry’s letters show him to have been a man of marked ability and

51 – intelligence. He was President of the Council, Chancellor, Keeper of the Great Seal, Judge of the High Court of Chancery and for a short time was acting Governor of the Province. Mrs. Potter Palmer, who also descended from Col. Greenberry through Orlando Griffith’s wife Catherine Howard. Their daughter Sarah married Nicholas Dorsey and these were Mrs. Palmer’s progenitors. Mrs. Palmer made

52 – efforts to buy Greenberry Point Farm and While Hall but was told “Not for sale.” Charles Greenberry married Rachel Stimpson. Catherine married Henry Ridgely of Howard. Ann married John Hammond. Elizabeth married Robert Goldsborough. When our ancestress Catherine Howard’s mother Catherine died and her father soon after, leaving the little child was given this aunt.

53 – Goldsboroughs care and the father’s Will says touchingly that the child is to remain with this aunt if she is kind to her, if not she is to be given to another who will be kind to her.

55 – Warfields. Richard Warfield the 1st came to Ann Arundel in 1662 and located “in the woods” and his estates numbered nine and reached to Round Bay of the Severn. He married Elinor, heiress of Capt. John Browne. In his old age, he moved to the unexplored frontier of Howard County. Richard the II returned from there and lived at the Homestead “Warfield’s Plains” which still stands.

56 – He was one of the first organizers of the public school system in the county. In 1700, he married Ruth Cruchly. He out lived his brothers and sisters, died aged 79. His only son Alexander inherited the homestead and married Dinah Davidge. They had twelve children, one of these was Azel, father of Catherine who became the wife of Hezakiah Griffith – Alexander’s son.

57 – Charles Alexander Griffith took an active part in the Revolution. When the “Peggy Steward” loaded with tea arrived at Annapolis, Maj. Warfield headed the old pioneers, determined to burn the boat, not disguised as Indians as at Boston but openly in broad day light. Charles Alexander married Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Col. Henry Ridgely of beautiful

58 – Montpelier. Charles Alexander’s home was Bushey Park, still standing. Azel Warfields’s home was near Snells Bridge. All the numerous Warfields scattered over the length and breadth of our country, have descended from Richard first. See Page 97.

63 – James Clark. For this record, I copy largely from the document written by my brother Paris S. Pfouts, who in early youth was interested in all family traditions and wrote them down. He tells us and was corroborated by my Aunt Mary Clark Hays, that the first of our Clarks was Irish and his wife Scotch. They were married in England and sailed at once

64 – for Virginia. Others of his family came with him or before, for the signer Abraham Clark was his first cousin. He served in the Revolutionary War – was with Gen Anthony Wayne at the storming of Stoney Point and served two campaigns under Gen Washington himself and remained with the army until he died just before the end of the War. None of us know his given

65 – name or where his home was in Virginia. According to my brother’s statement James Cark [sic] was born in 1772. We do not know when he went to Maryland or when or how he wooed the beautiful belle Ann Griffith. He must have been a dashing young fellow to have done this. She knew her father Hezakiah opposed the marriage and for many years disowned her. Her mother was dead but her

66 – Aunt Dinah Gassaway, wife of Brice John Gassaway, befriended her and assisted her in many ways. These Gassaways were the progenitors of U.S. Senator Henry Davis, father of Mrs. Senator Elkins. Her father Hezakiah forgave her before his death and left her a share of slaves, silver, china, etc. James Clark was too much of an Irishman to tolerate slavery and promptly

67 – freed the slaves. We do not know in what year Grandfather emigrated to Ohio and settled in Wayne Co on Little Sugar Creek.
In the War of 1812, his military record began. When Gen Harrison made his North Western Campaign against the British and Indians, James Clark was made Brigade Quartermaster and performed his duties so well Gen Harrison

68 – made him Quartermaster General with the rank of Colonel. He was called Col Clark as long as he lived. His efficentcy [sic] was so well established that Gen Jackson made him Quarter Master in his command and he participated in the Battle of New Orleans. From the War Department Adjutants General’s Office where I wrote for a statement to enable

69 – me to join The Daughters of 1812, I was informed “James Clark served as Quarter Master in the War of 1812. It is also shown by the records that one James Clark, Col of the First Regiment of Virginia Malitia [sic], War of 1812, served from Feb 7th to March 3rd 1818. On the muster roll of field and staff of the same Regiment for the period from May 30th to July 31st 1813, he is reported

70 – acting Brigadier General and on the muster roll to Aug 14th, he is reported ill at Norfolk Va. He held several civil offices afterwards and was a member of the Ohio Legislature defeating Lewis Cass for the office. When Mrs. Catherine Clark Canfield, his daughter, asked to be made postmistress at New Philadelphia Ohio, the first woman ever applying for this office. Gen Jackson wrote

71 – her a personal letter, saying no act of his administration had given him so much pleasure as appointing this office to the daughter of his old Quarter Master. William L. Barry was the Post Master General. The pioneer spirit once more awakened in Grandfather Clark and selling the farm, so long his home, he left Grand Mother with their daughter Mrs. Canfield and started

72 – in search of a home in far away Indiana. I will give the following story told me by my Aunt Mary Clark Hayes. It impressed me greatly as a child. The night after grand father left on this journey, grand mother slept in the bed with Aunt Canfield. They talked till late in the night. Towards morning grand mother awakened by my Aunt and said, “Catherine I am to die, I’ve

73 – had my summons, as I laid away thinking matters over. I was startled by a rap on the head board and a distinct voice said, “Prepare to meet thy God.” She was feeling unusually well. My Aunt reassured her and again fell asleep. Again she was awakened by grand mother who was in a hard chill and asked that a messenger be sent at once to recall grand father. She was dead before

74 – he arrived. About 1843 James Clark went with his son, Bazabel Wells Clark, to Holt Co Missouri, then the extreme frontier. The home of the Red Man was on the opposite side of the Missouri River. He died there Feb 26th 1852 aged 90 years and was buried in Oregon County seat of Holt Co.

77 – George Pfouts. I wish I could recall the many traditions and legends told me when a child of the Barons Van Pfouts in the far off days in Holland. I must begin with the last to die in that country. He had great estates but became obsessed with alchemy and was a Rosierusionist [?]. He died believing he would yet discover “The Philosophers Stone”

78 – which would transmute the baser metals into gold. He must have dabbled in the occult and in astrology. He came to be looked upon as an necromancer and was persecuted till he was forced to flee into Switzerland with the same resulting persecution for dealing in the black arts and gaining supernatural powers. This time he took refuge in the

79 – Palatinate. His fortune had dwindled, his hopes shattered, his heart broken over failure and he died there. His son John Michael Van Pfautz came to America and settled in Germantown Pa, where he lived, died and was buried. He left two sons Conrad and Michael. We descend from Conrad who had four sons, Michael, Martin, Jacob and John. John was the pioneer of Pfouts

80 – Valley. He reason for accepting Conrad as the father of John is that in Simeon Cameron’s Studies” he says he is descended on the maternal side from Conrad Pfouts an emigrant form the Palatinate . Simeon was the third son of Charles Cameron and Martha Pfouts, daughter of John Pfouts, son of Conrad. Pfouts Valley was originally

81 – in Lancaster County, but it was subdivided several times and the Valley is now in Perry Co (see any good map of Pa). There was but the one family of Pfouts in the Valley and they loved it above all else and many descendants still live in it. The first homestead is still standing. The whole family has preserved the same traditions. Mrs. Ida Craig Wilcox, a descendant has the

82 – original draft of land surveyed for John Pfouts, Warranted File 3rd 1755 (Aunt Helen has it now). John dropped the Van from his name as savoring to much of the titled classes, but at heart they remained aristocrats ever. John also destroyed the Coat of Arms. There are many traditions preserved by the families, of the troubles with Indians in those early days of Pfouts Valley. A block hence had

83 – been build for safety in Indian attacks and the homes bordering on the Susquehanna kept canoes hidden in the under brush on the rivers bank to escape by water if cut off from the Block House. My grand father George Pfouts Sen[ior] who was your great, great, grandfather used to tell his grand children the following story. He being called from home for a time impressed on his wife the

84 – importance of going early each afternoon to the Block House, but it was a long and tiresome walk to take two babies and their needs and as the Indians had been quiet for some time, she concluded to stay at home. In the night she was awakened by the frantic barking of the two dogs chained to the door and peeping from the window she saw three Indians. Did they suspect any one to be in the house, she

85 – knew it meant death, so she got quietly in bed and put her breast in the baby’s mouths and her arm over the cover, so as to keep them asleep. Finally the Indians left, giving a war whoop as they jumped over the creek that ran near the house. Next afternoon she went early to the Block House and on her return found the house and the buildings burned and the faithful dogs killed, the cow driven away.

86 – I never knew what influenced my grand father to leave the loved valley and go to the new territory of Ohio. I think there were six children by his first wife. His second wife was of English descent, by name Ann Egler, she had but one child, my father George Jun[ior]. He took his entire family with him to Ohio, bought each of them a tract of land and established them, a tract for

87 – himself, one for his wife, then divided what moneys remained equally among them and told them they were never to expect any more from him. His sons were unhappy away from their beloved valley and one by one sold out and returned to it and our branch knew them no more. His daughter Rebecca married Gen Abraham Z [?] Shane who raised five hundred men for the

88 – War of 1812. His daughter Sarah married a man named Egerton of no account but they had a large family but I’ve lost sight of them. All the brothers of my Grand father Pfouts took part in the Revolution. Simeon arrived at a Colonelship, the others conducted a sort of guerrilla warfare and were a terror to the Tories. They frequently took my grand father a youngster with

89 – them on their raides [sic]. George Sen[ior] died on his farm near Mt. Eaton in 1833. His wife Ann died there in 1839. My father married Sarah Griffith Clark at her father’s farm on Little Sugar Creek, where she had been born. Their ten children were born in Ohio. Mother told me that when she was a child of twelve, her mother took her with her to spend the day

90 – with her friend Mrs. Pfouts. The time was passing heavily for the child when Mrs. Pfouts told her to go to the barn where George was superintending the threshing of the wheat. After dinner she went with George when he returned to his work and their romance began there. Before she was sixteen they were married. In 1843, father and mother moved to Missouri and settled in the

91 – little new town of Oregon in Holt Co. It was little less than a wilderness, but having abundant means, my father invested in lands, cattle, sheep and merchantdise [sic] and had laid the foundation for a fortune when he died the 24th of June 1845. My mother married the second time Isaac Thornton Whyte and in my genealogical researches, I find he too descended

92 – from Richard Warfield, through his mother, who was grand daughter of Joshua Crow who married Ann Warfield of Warfield’s Range. In 1850, the Merchant Prince of St. Louis Missouri, was Wyman Crow, he was first cousin to my step father and descended also from Joshua Crow and Ann Warfield.

93 – Sarah Griffith Pfouts I have not the ability to pay the tribute to my dear Mother that she deserves but I must do the best in me towards it. A Mother who had the entire love, devotion and confidence of her children. She gave each of these a part of her own individuality and made strong capable men and women of them, ready to take their part in their world’s work. Born

94 – and reared on the frontier of Ohio. She had few educational opportunities as a child, the “Alma Mater being some travelling school master. Her education began after her marriage by my father reading aloud to her in the evenings when the babies were asleep. In this way she knew by rote, Scott, Shakespeare, Burns, etc. etc. This gave her an appreciation of the best literature throughout her

95 – life and she formed the literary taste of her daughters by directing their reading from early years. With this, she taught them every domestic virtue. Always affable and kind to those below her in station, she had that indefinable air of superiority of assured position and knowledge that stamps a few in this work. She bore pecuniary loses and reverses that ensured

96 – uncomplainingly, though they must have tried her independant [sic] spirit. Her physical sufferings never drew a moan from her. Dear, Dear Mother, Your Children call you “Blessed”

97 – Samuel Griffith. The study of our collateral branches is most fascinating. The one that has given me most pleasure is that of Samuel Griffith, son of Hon. Henry Griffith who was Orlando’s oldest son and brother of our Greenberry Griffith. The Hon. Henry sent to the Revolutionary Army two sons who were Cols, one a Captain, one a Lieut.

98 – one a “high private and one an ensign in the Navy. It is the story of the ensign I will give as told me by his nephew, Samuel Griffith Mathews, grandson of Samuel Griffith who died a few years ago at Seward Nebraska aged 95 (1912). He remembered well these old veterans and heard the story from the lips of Charles Greenberry Griffith when a child.

99 – Charles Greenberry Griffith took his place as an Ensign on a man of war at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. His five brothers joined the Army. The following year the “Man of War” was captured and all hands, officers and men were put on a British vessel to be sent to England. Just beyond the Azores, they were taken by Algerian Pirates and in

100 – Algeria all sold as slaves. Charles Greenberry was taken far in the interior and for twenty years endured every hardship and privation possible and live. Then he was bought by a Turkish trader and taken to Constantinople – from there sent sixty miles in the country and found he had gone from bad to worse. Fourteen years he endured this

101 – when a Turkish Grandee passing through the country was struck with his fine physique and bought him at a great price. He was put in charge of this grandees castle where for five years he had every privilege, but he longed for liberty and that far off home. An opportunity presenting he made his escape. He passed round to the north, the spur of the

102 – that extend down to the Black Sea turned westward and began his tramp of three thousand miles. I cannot relate his many cruel experiences. One bright morning found him in Harve France. From a vessel in the harbor floated “The Stars and Stripes.” He went aboard, was kindly received by the Captain, a Harrison of Fairfax of Virginia

103 – who listened to his story and invited him to be his guest on the voyage home. In arriving at New York and parting, the Capt pressed a sum of money in his hand, saying “Now you are a stranger in a strange land and will need this to get home.[“] By coach it took him six days to reach Baltimore. As he was walking to the west side of the city to make enquiries [sic]

104 – as to how he would reach his home, he saw two men meet, shake hands and one said, How go things in old Montgomery.” At this Charles Greenberry came to a halt and when they parted, spoke to the one approaching him and said. Were you not speaking of Montgomery? The man replied, Yes, I live there. Charles said, I was born there, three miles from the Potomac.

105 – The man asked his name and being told Griffith, asked what branch. “My father was Col. Henry Griffith and named his brothers, will you oblige me with your name? The man said, “My name is Howard and I live in your father’s old house. The house was reserved for the lost brother should he ever return. Finally it was sold to my father, now my dear kinsman get your luggage

106 – and a few hours drive will bring you in view of the mansion in which you were born, a short drive farther brought them to his brother’s house, who was seated on his porch. Mr. Howard called out, cousin Sam, I’ve a surprise for you here. Look at this stranger and tell me who he is. Samuel said afterwards it flashed through his mind

107 – It is my long lost brother Charles Greenberry. They embraced and wept like children. Messengers were dispatched to Frederick Co. to bring his brother Philomen and the sisters Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Burgess. Joshua had emigrated to Kentucky. Charles declined the division of property, they pressed on him and lived with Samuel. He loved his niece Ruth Warfield

108 – daughter of Philomen whose home was Bushey Park. While visiting her, he walked in his sleep from an upper porch and was killed.
Now I will return to Capt Samuel Griffith. He had a brilliant record in the War of the Revolution. With Gen La Fayette he led a company of ninety men in storming a “Chevaux de Frise” and came out with sixteen.

109 – When Gen. La Fayette was given an ovation at Annapolis in 1825, these old heroes met, embraced and cried like children at the joy of meeting again. Capt. Samuel’s descendants are scattered in every state. Samuel’s old home can still be seen dilapidated. There he took his first wife Rachel from Warfield’s Range. The old hero is buried near by, his grave a ruin.

111 – Now – Anne Leigh – I am filling in the Morris Warder genealogy so you may have the lines complete and know about Grandmother as Aunt Hal has let you know about the long line of your grandfather. You may never be interested, but it is nice to be able to know that both sides of my family came straight and true. I only wish I could fill in Dad’s lines too, but none of his family seem to know a thing – save that Jules’ father came to America about 1820 or 1822 from Germany and he emigrated to escape the compulsory army life he would have had to endure had he not left Europe. If you ever get interested in all this and can’t straighten lines out, probably Helen can help you – or Aunt Helen. They are clear to me just as I will put them down.

112 – Warder. John Wardour came to England with William the Conqueror. The name was spelled Wardour. In time a castle was built in Wiltshire England. A ruin of which still stands today. The place was called “Wardour Hall.” The family flourished and in 1585 Chiodoka Warder was knighted (ref. “Book of Heraldry” by John Guillim, Pursivant at Arms London, Eng. Par 1, page 196). The coat of arms was granted and used by Sir Edward Warder of Kent who died 1645 and is buried in the College Chancel of All Saints Church Oxford.

Warder Coat of Arms. Arms. Azure, sable chevron between three talbot heads erased argent. Three fleur de lis of the field. Sable. All within an engrailed silver border. Crest. Fleur de lis argent encircled with ducal crown gold on wreath of black and silver. This coat of arms is carved into the door of “Warder Castle.”

113 – Edward Warder’s son Richard moved to London when his family was small and died there 1702. One son, Philip, became a barrister on the Queen’s Bench in London and in 1739 came to the colonies with Henry William and Thomas Fairfax. They landed in Maryland but emigrated to Virginia soon after and were granted tracts of land. In 1794 Sir Philip Warder returned to London and married Mary Fairfax – sister of Henry and William. They returned to Baltimore where Sir Philip Warder practiced law. Their three sons were Walter, Joseph and Philip. Walter went to Boston and engaged in shipping. Joseph and Phillip lived in Virginia. Records of the “American Revolution” Historical Society show Joseph as enrolled in the Revolutionary Army in Capt. Hugr (?) Garder’s Company the 34th on the list.  Sir Philip Warder died 1770. Joseph born Dec 5, 1772, married in 1771. Esther Ford – born Apr. 13, 1755.

114 – Joseph and Esther Warder had ten children. The fourth son Walter born in Fauquier County, Va. Dec. 13 – 1787 – died Dec. 7, 1836 – married Mary Maddox – born Dec. 27 – 1783 – died Oct. 1829. All these men were Englishmen who came voluntarily to the New World of America with views of bettering their conditions. They became alienated from England and the English Church. They had taken oaths of allegiance to support the new government after the Revolution and so ceased to be British subjects. The popular feeling against tithing and oppression requirements of the established church created intense antagonism and in many cases led to absolute disestablishment of their church. A new religion had sprung up led by the new sect – Baptists – especially in Virginia and that denomination drew great numbers of members to the “Thumb Run”

115 – Baptist church under the leadership of John Munroe, pastor. Especially in Virginia that denomination grew. The Warders joined their neighbors in the great rush of Virginians who poured westward to the beautiful grass lands of Kentucky which had been the hunting grounds of Indians for centuries. Walter Warder joined the Baptist ministry at the age of 21 and became one of the leading ministers of Dripping Spring Baptist Church. Later Walter’s two brothers, John and William entered the ministry – John went on west to Missouri, but Walter and William gave their lives to Kentucky. The bright and shining light was Walter Warder especially after he moved to Mason County Kentucky near Maysville.
Little is known of Walter Warder’s early life, but he had facilities for education – wrote a beautiful hand and had command of good and forceful English.

116 – His acquirements were supplemented by wide reaching and continuous study. In 1809 with his wife (Mary Maddox) and family moved to Kentucky. They had 7 children. Emily b. 1811. d. 1856. Joseph b. 1810 – d. 1897. Louanne, William Hl, Mary 1820, Walter. Emily Warder married John Morris in Kentucky. They had 7 children. Mary Warder Morris – 1834 – died Wathena Kan. 1879. Wm. Warder Morris – Apr. 19, 1840 d. Aug. 1904. Maria Morris – b. 1841 – d. 1923 N.Y.C. Luanne Morris – b. 1840 – d. 1899. David Morris b. 1847 – killed in the Confederate Army. George Morris b. 1849 – d. 1884. Harriet Morris b. 1855 – d. July 7, 1930. buried in Great Neck, N.Y. Married in Apr 22, 1874 – Wm. George Pfouts
children – Mai Farr Pfouts – married Jules Goodman. Elmer Morris Pfouts. Watson Farr Pfouts – died 1903. Helen Mar Pfouts – Donald Arthur
Jas Clark Pfouts – died, aged 1 yr.

117 – Maria Morris married Watson B. Farr – no children. Wm Warder Morris married Adele She____ (?). Children: Wm Warder Jr., Charles E, Adele – died in infancy, Edward – died in infancy, Leah – died in infancy.

Rev. Ephraim Alward married Mary Warder Morris / Children: Harriet Warder Ryan, Mary Phillips – Bozeman Montana, Wm Warder Alward – d 1906 – Bozeman Montana, Edward Alward – died in Dakota 1929, Charles – died 1892, Harry – died 1899, Walter Warder Alward lives in Chicago.
Harriet Warder Alward married Augustus Ryan. Children – Winifred, Emily, Francis Ryan married Jas. E. Smith – two daughters Nancy and

118 – Morris. In the year 1739, a group of Englishmen arrived on the ship and went to New Jersey, Essex County. They were malcontents, seeking peace in the new world. John Morris and Abraham Shotwell took tracts of land in the most western parts of Essex County and began their farms and houses. They must have brought their wives with them tho’ we can find no reference to that but John Morris’ son David – b. 1746 in 1769 married Mary Shotwell – daughter of Abraham Shotwell and Elizabeth Cowperwaite. Middlesex Co. and the small village the settlers had built was called Morristown. The issue of David T. Morris and Mary Shotwell – were David Morris II born 1782, William T. Morris and Mary Morris.
Still discontented, David Morris I kept pushing westward but died 1798 before accomplishing his desire. In 1788, seven counties in Virginia separated

119 – from that state and the Virginia legislature in 1792 granted the 9 counties which existed the separation. They were promptly admitted to the union as Kentucky. Mason County, Ky was almost the first trial of building the west. The original first settlers floated down the Ohio in rude handmade boats, and from the east came Abraham, Cornelius and Isaac Drake – three brothers with John Shotwell and David Morris II. They purchased 1400 acres of land, laid out farms and built cabins. The land purchase was common ground but later divided into tracts in such a manner that each tract had in some corner of the “lick” or salt spring so vital to them all. They worked hard, were rugged men and their names are found in the many descendants throughout Kentucky history and the west. Having adopted as most all the English emigrants were doing the Baptist faith, their first work was erection of a church which played a great part in

120 – Kentucky civilization. The first services in the community were held in David Morris’ barn, he conducting the service. In 1806 David Morris II married Charity Day b1787 – d 1818. Their issue was 9 children. John Morris the 3rd son b. 1808 – Mays Lick Ky. – d. 1857 in California. John Morris married Apr. 10, 1833. Emily Warder – b. 1811 – 1856 Liberty, Missouri. Harriet Morris – youngest child of John and Emily Warder Morris – married on Apr. 22, 1874 – Wm. George Pfouts

Transcription of the Anne Leigh Goodman Book of Genealogy (pdf)

Index card found inside the book had the following names and addresses. It is unclear if these are relatives or friends. They all seem to live in the same general area as no city or town designation is made.

Fred Meyer – Annsville, Pat Conklin – 23 h. Division, Neil MacNeill – R.F.D. #2, Michael Kennedy – Van Cortlandville, Ardeth Kempf – 16 n. Broad, Bernard Keroach – 1209 Elm, Douglas Weeks – 605 Nelson, Billie Johnson – 1119 Elm, David Miller – 1510 Maple, Evelyn Nichols – Roe Park.


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Wardour Crest - hand drawn and painted found in Anne Leigh Goodman Book of Genealogy at the Orlando Public Library.

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Griffith Crest - hand drawn and painted found in Anne Leigh Goodman Book of Genealogy at the Orlando Public Library.

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Greenberry Crest - hand drawn and painted found in the Anne Leigh Goodman Book of Genealogy at the Orlando Public Library.

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Black and white Greenberry Crest - hand drawn found in Anne Leigh Goodman Book of Genealogy at the Orlando Public Library.

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Transcription of the Anne Leigh Goodman Book of Genealogy in a Word document.

Index card found inside the book had the following names and addresses. It is unclear if these are relatives or friends. They all seem to live in the same general area as no city or town designation is made.

Fred Meyer - Annsville, Pat Conklin - 23 h. Division, Neil MacNeill - R.F.D. #2, Michael Kennedy - Van Cortlandville, Ardeth Kempf - 16 n. Broad, Bernard Keroach - 1209 Elm, Douglas Weeks - 605 Nelson, Billie Johnson - 1119 Elm, David Miller - 1510 Maple, Evelyn Nichols - Roe Park.

Anne Leigh Goodman - Her Book of Genealogy

Transcription of the Anne Leigh Goodman Book of Genealogy

Index card found inside the book had the following names and addresses. It is unclear if these are relatives or friends. They all seem to live in the same general area as no city or town designation is made.

Fred Meyer - Annsville, Pat Conklin - 23 h. Division, Neil MacNeill - R.F.D. #2, Michael Kennedy - Van Cortlandville, Ardeth Kempf - 16 n. Broad, Bernard Keroach - 1209 Elm, Douglas Weeks - 605 Nelson, Billie Johnson - 1119 Elm, David Miller - 1510 Maple, Evelyn Nichols - Roe Park.

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