Absolam Woolliscroft

Absolam Woolliscroft

Male 1799 - 1853  (53 years)

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  • Name Absolam Woolliscroft 
    Born 1 Nov 1799  Hanley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 10 Nov 1799  Hanley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 30 Sep 1820  Baltimore, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Absolam arrived at Baltimore aboard the “Governor Meyers”. His descendants have a diary written by him at this time describing his travels. His obituary states that he was a native of England who had been in the USA for about 30 years at his death.
    Customs Record 1820
    Customs Record 1820
    Living 1825  Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Mentioned in the Cincinnati Directory of 1825 I Absolam was a painter living at 288 Main Street. That's two blocks north of the Ohio river, in the heart of the old downtown business district.
    Living 1839  Boone County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • where he officiated at marriages on 3 March 1839, 4 Aug 1839 and 7 Aug 1839.
    Residence 20 Nov 1840  Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Absolam and other Wesleyan ministers gave a talk at a tea party held in the Weslyan Chapel Scoolroom
    Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard-Saturday 21 November 1840.
    Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard-Saturday 21 November 1840.
    Residence 6 Jun 1841  Arthur Street, Shelton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • living seperateley in the same household as his mother and step-father.
    Arrival 27 Jun 1842  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Arrived at the port of New York aboard the Independance. Absolam was accompanied by Eden aged 37, Rebecca aged 14 and Mary aged 3.
    Passenger List 1842
    Passenger List 1842
    a copy of the Independence passenger list
    Occupation 1828-1853  Washington, Tazwell, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Absalom was a Methodist Minister who was first licenced by the Kentucky Conference in 1828. He worked on this circuit for 18-19 years according to his obituary. At the time of his death a member of the Rock River Conference, who had charge of the Washington (Tazwell County) Circuit.
    Buried May 1853  Old City Cemetery, Washington, Tazwell County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 21 May 1853  Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    • death registered in Kentucky
    Probate 24 Jun 1853  Stark County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Absalom died intestate and his son in law George Farr was appointed administrator by the Stark County courts. George was appointed the legal guardian on his wife’s sister Mary Ann Woolliscroft. Absalom’s wife Harriet was appointed guardian of her children.
    Letter of Administration for Absolam's Estate
    Letter of Administration for Absolam's Estate
    Administration granted to his son in law George Farr
    Obituary 25 Jun 1853  Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I631  Williscroft | The Newcastle under Lyne families
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2017 

    Father Job Woolliscroft,   b. 1773, Burslem, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1806, Hanley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Hannah Keeling,   b. 1777, Hanley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1795  St Giles, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ellen (Woolliscroft),   b. 1800, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1843, Chesterfield, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1824  Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Woolliscroft,   b. 1828, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Mary Ann (Millie) Woolliscroft,   b. 29 Nov 1839, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1887, Galva, Henry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Harriet Annie Nowland,   b. 17 Feb 1813, Ringold & Harris, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1892, Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1844  Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 15
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Amelia Woolliscroft,   b. 24 Jan 1845, Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1916, 159 West 105th St., Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. John Nowland Woolliscroft,   b. 14 Oct 1847, Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1905, Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. John Armstrong Woolliscroft,   b. 12 Jul 1849, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1865, Washington, Tazwell, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     4. Edwin Woolliscroft,   b. 25 Jan 1852, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Ripley Union Township, Brown County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 30 Sep 1820 - Baltimore, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1824 - Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1825 - Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1839 - Boone County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 Nov 1840 - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Jun 1841 - Arthur Street, Shelton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 27 Jun 1842 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Apr 1844 - Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1828-1853 - Washington, Tazwell, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - May 1853 - Old City Cemetery, Washington, Tazwell County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 May 1853 - Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 24 Jun 1853 - Stark County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 25 Jun 1853 - Richmond, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Absolam Woolliscroft  1799-1853
    Absolam Woolliscroft 1799-1853

    Documents
    Absolam Wooliscroft
    Absolam Wooliscroft
    Extract from "The history of Methodism in Kentucky" by Redford, A. H. (Albert Henry), 1818-1884 Vol 3 pp137/8
    Published , Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1870, Nashville, Tenn
    Archive Books: https://archive.org/details/historyofmethodi03redf

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Staffordshire Parish Records, (Stafford Record Office, Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2LZ, England).

    2. [S504] US Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874, (index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)), image 3540 of 5181; NARA microfilm publication M334.

    3. [S47] The Cincinatti Directory for 1825, Series: reprint 1988, Compiler: Hall & Harvey, (1825).

    4. [S48] Northern Kentucky Marriages 1795 - 1850, (1998).

    5. [S12] Newspaper Article, Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard-Saturday 21 November 1840.

    6. [S13] 1841 England Census, (Ancestry.com [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.), HO107/0992/241/7\56/13/22.

    7. [S255] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010).

    8. [S46] The Decendants of Absolam Wooliscroft, Doug Johnson.

    9. [S44] Letter sent by Ann Plant to her niece Rebecca Farr , Doug Johnson.

    10. [S765] Kentucky, Death Records, 1532-1963, ((database online) ancestry.com).

    11. [S12] Newspaper Article, Boston Post 07 June 1853, p2.

    12. [S628] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 , ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Probate records, 1840-1911 ; Widows relinquishment and selection, 1887-1936; Author: Illinois. Probate Court (Stark County).

    13. [S12] Newspaper Article, The daily dispatch. (Richmond [Va.]) 1850-1884, June 25, 1853.

    14. [S676] The Wesleyan Methodist magazine.

    15. [S11] International Genealogical Index (IGI), (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 25, 2004).