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Melvine Moffett[1]

Female 1831 - 1898  (67 years)


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  • Name Melvine Moffett  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Born 12 June 1831  near New Castle, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Biography Melvine Moffet, daughter of Lot Moffet and his wife Sarah McCreary was born about four miles out from Newcastle, Mercer Co., now Lawrence Co., Pa on June 12 1831. Early in the spring of 1835, Lot Moffet and his brother Levi built a boat at Orange, Ohio, floated it down on Beaver Creek to Newcastle, Pa where they put their families and furniture on board, and floated out onto the Ohio River and down to its mouth. At Cairo, Ill. they went on board a steamer, which towed their boat to St Louis, Mo. There at the landing through crowding, their boat, furniture, bedding etc was sunk. After a great deal of work every thing was raised, dried, and put on board a steamer which took them to Warsaw, Ill, on the Mississippi River. From there they went by wagon to La Harpe, Ill., where they settled. Must have reached there in the latter part of May as they had a fine garden. In the fall, Lot Moffet went on a visit to New Castle, Pa, and on his way back, at a hotel, he first ate ripe tomatoes cooked. And when he reached home the family cooked some. Until then they had called them Jerusalem apples, and did not think them fit to eat.
    The next Spring, Grandfather and Grandmother McCreary came from Newcastle to visit them. In the Spring of 1842 Melvine’s mother died, and was buried at La Harpe. That spring the family moved to Augusta, Iowa. Up to this time, Lot Moffet’s work had been as a millwright and bridge builder, but when he went to Augusta he took a stock of Dry Goods and Groceries with him. He did not do well with them and in the Spring of 1844 – having married his second wife, Hannah Bar, in the Catholic Church at Burlington, Iowa, May 15th 1842 he took his family to Galena, Ill. Staid there between six and eight months, then went to Jefferson, Grant Co. to the lead mines. At this time they were thought to be rich, but the lead ran out, and about July 2nd 1848, he, with his family started on an excursion boat for St. Paul Minn. The 14th of July, 1848, was spent at “Pig’s Eye Bar”, where they were nearly eaten up by mosquitoes. At that time there was really no St. Paul – only a little log cabin, called “St. Paul’s Church, two stores (Louis Roberts’ and Jackson’s) and five or six frame houses.

    In the Fall of 1849, the family went to Little Rock, Arkansas, but came back to St. Paul the next Spring, - Apr 26 1850

    During their stay in 1848, they had first located on the Larpenteur Farm on the St. Anthony Road (now in 1896 know as Midway) – 1900 the Bohn Refrigerating Factory was used once as State Fair Grounds – then Kittsondale. They lived there but a few months, then went into St. Paul and purchased two lots on the corner of Jackson and Fourth Sts, and started a building afterward known as “Moffet’s Castle”

    Feb 21, 1853, Melvine Moffet married Wm Geo Hendrickson, and went out to the homestead in Rosetown, Ramsey Co., which remained their home until their death. Their eight children were born at the homestead, later known as Comodale, and then bought by the State Agricultural Society. ??, Stella and Willir, died there in infancy. George Lorenzo, her unmarried son, Eugene Alvin, and Albert Preston were also bired from this old home.
    Melvine M Hendrickson died Sept 14, 1898  [5
    Died 14 September 1898  Comodale, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried 20 September 1898  Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 927 Jackson St.
      St. Paul, MN 55117 USA, Oakland Cemetary, 927 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN, 55117, USA, 651-224-2366
    Person ID I66024  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 April 2009 

    Father Lot M Moffet,   b. 20 September 1802, Oppenheim, Montgomery Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 December 1870, Saint Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Sarah McCreary,   b. 20 July 1806, Neshannock, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 January 1842, La Harpe, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F24571  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse William George Hendrickson,   b. 24 February 1824, Maysville, Lewis Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 November 1900, Comodale, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 21 February 1853  Saint Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Married William George Hendrickson on February 21, 1853, and oved onto their Homestead in Rose Town, Ramsey County, Minn. [3]
    Children 
    +1. Eugene Alvin Hendrickson,   b. 2 December 1853, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 April 1901, Saint Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Albert Preston Hendrickson,   b. 26 May 1855, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1910, Saint Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +3. Ernest William Hendrickson,   b. 31 May 1858, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 September 1927  (Age 69 years)
    +4. Emma Laura Hendrickson,   b. 31 January 1860, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 March 1926, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. George Lorenzo Hendrickson,   b. 1 April 1865, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 February 1896, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +6. Minnesota “Minnie” Mae or May Hendrickson,   b. 11 May 1865, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 February 1930  (Age 64 years)
     7. Stella (Estelle) Hendrickson,   b. 8 August 1867, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 September 1869, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     8. William “Willie” Hendrickson,   b. 20 June 1872, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 September 1872, Rosetown, Ramsey Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Unknown Hendrickson
    Family ID F41522  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Mevline Moffet - page 1 of 2 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants
    History of Melvine Moffet and her parents Lot Moffet and Sarah McCreary Page 1
    Copies of sheets handwritten by Evelyn Konantz Downing - great granddaughter of Lot Moffet and Sarah McCreary, provided by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie, a grandson of Evelyn Konantz Downing.

  • Notes 
    • Melvine had a total of eight children.

      1831 Melvine was born June 12th to Lot Moffet and Sarah Moffet (nee McCreary) in Mercer County Pennsylvania.

      1840 Her mother Sarah dies when Melvine is 9 years old. Two years later her father remarries to Hannah Barb. He was restless and moves several times including to Galena, Illinios.

      1848 Moves to St Paul, Minnesota and spends the 4th of July at Pigs Eye Bar.

      Moves to Little Rock, Arkansas.

      1850 Returns to St Paul, Minnesota.

      1853 Married William George Hendrickson February 21st in Minnesota.

      Son Eugene Alvin Hendrickson is born in 1854.
      Son Albert Preston Hendrickson is born in 1855.
      Son Ernest W.. Hendrickson is born in 1858.
      Daughter Emma Laura Hendrickson is born in 1860.
      Son George Lorenzo Hendrickson is born in 1863.
      Daughter Minne May Hendrickson is born in 1865.

      Melvine was a member of the Old Settlers Association and the St Paul chapter of D.A.R.

      1898 Melvine dies on Wednesday, September 14th. She was 68 years old. The funeral was held at her home in Comodale. She is buried in the Hendricksin family plot in Oakland Cemetery.


      Below is from the Clan Moffat Genealogy website http://genealogy.clanmoffat.org(4/4/09).

      Melvine Moffet, daughter of Lot Moffet and his wife Sarah McCreary was born about four miles out from Newcastle, Mercer Co., now Lawrence Co., Pa on June 12 1831. Early in the spring of 1835, Lot Moffet and his brother Levi built a boat at Orange, Ohio, floated it down on Beaver Creek to Newcastle, Pa where they put their families and furniture on board, and floated out onto the Ohio River and down to its mouth. At Cairo, Ill. they went on board a steamer, which towed their boat to St Louis, Mo. There at the landing through crowding, their boat, furniture, bedding etc was sunk. After a great deal of work every thing was raised, dried, and put on board a steamer which took them to Warsaw, Ill, on the Mississippi River. From there they went by wagon to La Harpe, Ill., where they settled. Must have reached there in the latter part of May as they had a fine garden. In the fall, Lot Moffet went on a visit to New Castle, Pa, and on his way back, at a hotel, he first ate ripe tomatoes cooked. And when he reached home the family cooked some. Until then they had called them Jerusalem apples, and did not think them fit to eat.
      The next Spring, Grandfather and Grandmother McCreary came from Newcastle to visit them. In the Spring of 1842 Melvine's mother died, and was buried at La Harpe. That spring the family moved to Augusta, Iowa. Up to this time, Lot Moffet's work had been as a millwright and bridge builder, but when he went to Augusta he took a stock of Dry Goods and Groceries with him. He did not do well with them and in the Spring of 1844 \endash having married his second wife, Hannah Bar, in the Catholic Church at Burlington, Iowa, May 15th 1842 he took his family to Galena, Ill. Staid there between six and eight months, then went to Jefferson, Grant Co. to the lead mines. At this time they were thought to be rich, but the lead ran out, and about July 2nd 1848, he, with his family started on an excursion boat for St. Paul Minn. The 14th of July, 1848, was spent at "Pig's Eye Bar", where they were nearly eaten up by mosquitoes. At that time there was really no St. Paul \endash only a little log cabin, called "St. Paul's Church, two stores (Louis Roberts' and Jackson's) and five or six frame houses.

      In the Fall of 1849, the family went to Little Rock, Arkansas, but came back to St. Paul the next Spring, - Apr 26 1850

      During their stay in 1848, they had first located on the Larpenteur Farm on the St. Anthony Road (now in 1896 know as Midway) \endash 1900 the Bohn Refrigerating Factory was used once as State Fair Grounds \endash then Kittsondale. They lived there but a few months, then went into St. Paul and purchased two lots on the corner of Jackson and Fourth Sts, and started a building afterward known as "Moffet's Castle"

      Feb 21, 1853, Melvine Moffet married Wm Geo Hendrickson, and went out to the homestead in Rosetown, Ramsey Co., which remained their home until their death. Their eight children were born at the homestead, later known as Comodale, and then bought by the State Agricultural Society. ??, Stella and Willir, died there in infancy. George Lorenzo, her unmarried son, Eugene Alvin, and Albert Preston were also bired from this old home.
      Melvine M Hendrickson died Sept 14, 1898 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2115] Internet Web Page, Electronic, www.genealogysf.com/stanton/.

    2. [S2118] GEDCOM file titled “Lot Moffet GEDCOM 4-5-09.ged”, submitted by Randy Quale.

    3. [S1963] Chapter 12 of a Family History titled “Connaught & Moffat Arms, and Descents”, submitted by Richard Stuart, page 93.

    4. [S1970] Page from a bible titled “Records taken from Bible of Lot Moffet”, scanned images and printed copies submitted by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie.

    5. [S1971] Pages titled “Moffet Family - Melvine Moffet, daughter of Lot Moffet and his wife Sarah McCreary”, scanned images and printed copies submitted by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie.


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