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  • Name Title Pages titled “Melvine Moffet, daughter of Lot Moffet and his wife Sarah McCreary” 
    Author scanned images and printed copies submitted by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie 
    File Name copy of files saved as “Moffat History and Family Records.pdf” and “Moffat History and Family Records Part II.pdf” in folder titled Richard Stuart of Yeochrie 
    Source Type Family History 
    Source ID S1972 
    Text The text is slightly different from that written by Evelyn Konantz Downing. A few of the dates are different.

    Melvine Moffet, daughter of Lot Moffet and his wife Sarah McCreary was born about four miles out from New Castle, Mercer Co., (now Lawrence Co.), Penn June 12 1831. Early in the spring of 1836, 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. Then at the landing through crowding, their boat and 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, 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. 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 New Castle to visit them. In the Spring of 1840 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 with him a stock of Dry Goods and Groceries. He did not do well with them and in the Spring of 1843 – 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 one time they were thought to be rich, but the lead ran out, and about July 2nd 1848, he, with his started on an excursion boat for St. Paul Minn. The fourth 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 – was once as State Fair Grounds – then Kittsondale, now midway, St. Paul and Minneapolis). 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 “Moffet’s Castle”. (See notes on Lot Moffet)

    Feb 21, 1853, Melvine Moffet married William George Hendrickson, and came out the homestead in Rosetown, Ramsey Co., which she died Sept 14th, 1898.

    William George Hendrickson died Nov 20 1906
    Eugene Alvin Hendrickson died Good Friday 1901 buried Easter Sunday
    George Lorenzo Hendrickson died Feb 11 1896 
    Linked to Eugene Alvin Hendrickson 

  • Documents
    Mevline Moffet - page 1 of 3 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants
    Mevline Moffet - page 1 of 3 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants
    Mevline Moffet - page 2 of 3 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants
    Mevline Moffet - page 2 of 3 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants
    Mevline Moffet - page 3 of 3 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants
    Mevline Moffet - page 3 of 3 pages about Melvine Moffet and her Descendants



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