TRUE ANNEX

 

Harriett Alma (True) Cool Pedigree

(Start at generation 1, below.)

 

Special thanks to the following people for their extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex:

 

1. Paula Sue (Cool) Gates.

 

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Origin of the surname “True:”

 

 

Generation

 

11 

 

10  Henry True

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born England.  Died 12 March 1699/1700.  Immigrated to America from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, perhaps with Sir Richard Saltonstall’s group from Halifax between 1630 and 1635.  Settled at Salem, Massachusetts.  Purchased a house at Salem in 1644.

 

2.  Wife: Israel Pike

 

Born .  Died .

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Henry True: See generation 9, below.

 

b. Joseph True.

 

c. Jemima True.

 

9   Henry True, Jr.

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 8 March 1644/45.  Died 8 September 1735.  Became a Freeman in 1675.  In 1689 was a Salem Representative, and in 1695 was a Representative to Boston’s first general court.  Was also a Captain in the Salem Militia from 1696 to 1722.

 

2.  Wife: Jane Bradbury

 

Married Henry True, Jr. in March 1667/68.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Mary True #1.

 

b. William True.

 

c. Henry True, III.

 

d. Jane True.

 

e. John True: See generation 8, below.

 

f. Jemima True.

 

g. Jabez True #1: Died young.

 

h. Jabez True #2.

 

i. Mary True #2.

 

8   John True

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 23 February 1678.  Died 19 November 1754.

 

2.  Wife: Martha Morrill

 

Married John True on 16 June 1702.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. John True, Jr.

 

b. Jacob True.

 

c. Ezekiel True: See generation 7, below.

 

d. Thomas True.

 

e. Daniel True.

 

7   Ezekiel True

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1 June 1707.  Died 12 January 1797.  Moved to Salisbury, Massachusets.

 

2.  Wife: Mary (Morrill ?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Mary True #1: Died young.

 

b. Sarah True.

 

c. Jacob True.

 

d. Lydia True.

 

e. Martha True.

 

f. Ezekiel True, Jr.: Twin.

 

g. Mary True #2: Twin

 

f. Jabez True: See generation 6, below.

 

g. John True.

 

h. William True.

 

6   Jabez True

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 9 March 1758.  Before 1797 moved from Salisbury, Massachusetts to Salisbury, New Hampshire, where his brother, Jacob owned land.

 

2.  Wife #1: Hannah Eaton

 

Born .  Died 20 July 1808.  Married Jabez True on 13 April 1783.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Esther True.

 

b. Sally True #1.

 

c. Paul True.

 

d. Oliver True.

 

e. Joseph True.

 

f. Hannah True.

 

g. Jabez True, Jr.

 

h. Abigail True.

 

i. Jane True.

 

j. Alva True.

 

k. John True: See generation 5, below.

 

l. Sally True #2.

 

3.  Wife #2: Hannah (?) Pierce

 

Widow of (?) Pierce, with whom she had 11 children.  Died 20 July 1808.

 

5   John True

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 9 July 1799.  Died 19 July 1849.  Moved to Michigan for better farm land in 1832-33; purchased 80 acres at Jackson (then Jacksonburgh), Blackman Township.  Was the first European settler in the area.  The Indian trail by his homestead farm became the main north-south road leading to the state capital, Lansing, Michigan.

 

2.  Wife #1: Hannah (Fellows?)

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Died before 1825.

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Child.

 

(2. Child.

 

3.  Wife #2: Hannah Watson

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1803 in New Hampshire.  Married, as his 2nd wife, John True in 1825.

 

1850 US Census: Hannah True, age 45 (b. NH), was heading a household in Jackson Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  Her real estate was valued at $3,000.  The household also included George True, age 21 (b. NH) and employed as a farmer; Moses True, age 19 (b. NH) and employed as a farmer; Leonard True, age 14 (b. MI); Emeline True, age 16 (b. NH); Martin True, age 12 (b. MI); Marcus True, age 12 (b. MI); Antonette True, age 5 (b. MI); Alva True, age 22 (b. NH) and employed as a carpenter; and John True, age 22 (b. NH) and employed as a carpenter.

 

1860 US Census: Hannah True, age 57 (b. NH) and employed doing house work, was heading a household in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  Her real estate was valued at $1,600 and her personal property was valued at $500.  The household also included her son, Moses True, age 27 (b. NH) and employed as a farmer, whose real estate was valued at $1,200 and personal property was valued at $600; son, Martin True, age 22 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, whose real estate was valued at $600 and personal property was valued at $300; daughter, Nettie True, age 15 (b. MI); Lucius Garfield, age 28 (b. VT) and employed as a farm laborer, whose personal property was valued at $4; and son, George True, age 30 (b. NH) and employed as a carpenter and joiner, whose real estate was valued at $1,000 and personal property was valued at $30. 

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Sally True.

 

(2. Alva G. True: Twin.  Born about 1828 in New Hampshire.  Employed as a carpenter and joiner, then as a farmer.

 

1860 US Census: Alva True, age 32 (b. NH) and employed as a master carpenter and joiner, was heading a household in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  His real estate was valued at $400 and  his personal property was valued at $2,200.  The household also included Celestia True, age 22 (b. MI).  Of interest, his next door neighbor was the household headed by his mother, Hannah True, age 57.

 

1880 US Census: Alva True, age 52 (b. NH; parents b. NH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Celestia True, age 42 (b. MI; parents b. NH); son, Hubert L. True, age 19 (b. MI), single, and in school; daughter, Verna B. True, age 7 (b. MI); [step mother] Hannah True, age 77 (b. NH; parents b. NH) and widowed; and George Bolton, age 29 (b. MI; father b. Canada; mother b. York), single, and employed as a laborer.

 

Alva True married Helen Knowlton (b. Ireland) and had the following son:

 

(a. Clarence W. True: Born 8 February 1875 in Jackson County, Michigan.  Died 1961; interred Draper Cemetery, Rives Junction Township, Jackson County, Michigan.

 

1910 US Census: Clarence W. True, age 35 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. Ireland) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 9 years, Nellie A. True, age 33 (b. MI; parents b. NYS), who had had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive; son, Dudley C. True, age 4 (b. MI); and daughter, Dena H. True, age 2 (b. MI).

 

Clarence W. True married (1st) Nellie A. Hawkins (b. 1879, d. 27 Nov 1923), daughter of Wright and (?) (Towne) Hawkins, on 7 February 1901 in Jackson Township, Jackson County, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(1) Dudley C. True: Born about 1906 in Michigan.

 

(2) Dena H. True: (female) Born about 1908 in Michigan.

 

At age 61 Clarence W. True married (2nd), as her 2nd marriage, Emma Ruth Musgrave (b. 6 Jun 1894 at Lebanon, MO), daughter of Burel (b. Lebanon, MO) and Mary E. (Carvel) Musgrave (b. Lebanon, MO), on 19 June 1936 in Steuben County, Indiana.  Emma divorced her 1st husband on 28 June 1923.

 

(3. John True: Twin.  Born about 1828 in New Hampshire.

 

(4. George True: Born about 1829 in New Hampshire.  Employed as a carpenter and joiner.

 

(5. Moses Watson True: See generation 4, below.

 

(6. Emeline G. True: Born about 1834 in New Hampshire.

 

(7. Leonard True: Born about 1836 in Michigan.

 

(8. Lydia True.

 

(9. Marquis DeLafayette True: Twin.  Born about 1838 in Michigan.

 

(10. Martin U. True: Twin.  Born about 1838 in Michigan.

 

(11. Child: Died at birth.

 

(12. Antonette "Nettie" True: Born about 1845 in Michigan.

 

4   Moses Watson True

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 26 January 1831 in Salisbury Township, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.  Died 17 October 1915 in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan; interred there in Fifield Cemetery.  Employed as a farmer.  About 1834 moved with his parents to Jackson, Michigan.

 

1870 US Census: Moses True, age 40 (b. NH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Adelaide True, age 26 (b. NYS); son, Henry True, age 6 (b. MI); and daughter, Ada True, age 5 (b. MI).

 

1880 US Census: Moses W. True, age 49 (b. NH; parents b. NH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Adelaid True, age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Henry M. True, age 15 (b. MI); and daughter, Rita C. True, age 13 (b. MI).

 

1900 US Census: Moses W. True, age 69 (b. Jan 1831 in NH; parents b. NH), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included housekeeper, Elisabeth Mortensen, age 59 (b. Jan 1841 in NYS; father b. CT; mother b. NYS), widowed, and the mother of 3, all still alive; niece, Elizabeth Mortensen, age 15 (b. May 1885 in WI; father b. Denmark; mother b. NYS); and servant, Emmet Tompson, age 24 (b. Jun 1875 in MI; parents b. MI), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1910 US Census: Moses W. True, age 79 (b. NH; parents b. NH), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included his housekeeper, Harriet Champion, age 66 (b. England; parents b. England) and widowed; and hired man, Fred Foster, age 31 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. MI).  Of interest, his next door neighbor was the household headed by Herbert L. True, age 48.

 

2.  Wife: Adelaide "Ada" Wightman

 

Born 1843 in New York State.  Married Moses Watson True on 9 April 1863.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Henry M. True: See generation 3, below.

 

b. Ada Josephine True: Born 3 July 1865 in Michigan.  Died 2 December 1947, age 82, at Jackson, Leoni Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  Married H. L. Walling (d. before 1947).

 

c. Leonard True: Born 8 August 1870 in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.

 

d. Herbert L. True: (perhaps) Born about 1862 in Michigan.

 

1910 US Census: Herbert L. True, age 48 (b. MI; father b. NH; mother b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Esther M. True, age 38 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. MI), who had had 2 children, both still alive; son, Norman H. True, age 13 (b. MI); and son, Robert M. True, age 9 (b. MI).  Of interest, his next door neighbor was the household headed by Moses W. True, age 79 (b.  NH).

 

3   Henry M. True (photos)

 

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1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 16 February 1864 at Blackman, Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  Died 1955; interred Jones Cemetery, Jackson Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  Could read and write.

 

1900 US Census: Henry M. True, age 36 (b. Feb 1864 in MI; father b. NH; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 11 years, Mary A. True, age 31 (b. Dec 1868 in MI; father b. NH; mother b. NYS), who had had 3 children, all still alive; son, Howard True, age 6 (b. Aug 1893 in MI); son, Leland True, age 4 (b. Dec 1895 in MI); and daughter, Genevieve True, age 5 months (b. Dec 1899 in MI).

 

1910 US Census: Henry M. True, age 46 (b. MI; father b. NH; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 21 years, Mary A. True, age 41 (b. MI; father b. NH; mother b. NYS); son, Howard L. True, age 16 (b. MI); son, Leland H. True, age 14 (b. MI); and daughter, Genevieve True, age 10 (b. MI).  Of interest, the household headed by Clarance W. True, age 35, was close by.

 

1920 US Census: Henry True, age 50 (b. MI; father b. NH; mother b. PA) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Granel (sp) Road in Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. True, age 45 (b. MI; father b. NH; mother b. MI), who had had 3 children, all still alive; son, Howard True, age 26 (b. MI), single, and employed as a farmer working for his father; son, Leland True, age 24 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer working for his father; and daughter-in-law, Lillian True, age 18 (b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: Henry M. True, age 66 (b. MI; father b. NH; mother b. US) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 25.  The household also included his wife, Mary A. True, age 61 (b. MI; father b. VT; mother b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21; son, Howard L. True, age 36 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a farmer, who married 1st at age 28; and daughter-in-law, Winifred True, age 28 (b. MI; parents b. MI), who married 1st at age 20.

 

1940 US Census: Henry True, age 76 (b. MI), resided in the household headed by his son, Howard True, age 46, in Rives Junction, Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.

 

2.  Wife: Mary A. Fellows (photos)

 

Born 1869 in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan; daughter of John and Sardinetta (Van Horn) Fellows.  Could read and write.  Married Henry M. True on 20 February 1889 (license dated 19 Feb) in Blackman Township.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Howard L. True: (photos) Born 25 August 1893 in Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  Graduated from Jackson High School, Jackson, Michigan.  Subsequently employed as a farmer.

 

1940 US Census: Howard True, age 46 (b. MI) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household at Rives Junction, Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  He had completed 2 years of high school, and in April 1935 he resided in the same house.  The household also included his wife, Winefred True, age 38 (b. MI), who had completed 1 year of college; son, Paul True, age 9 (b. MI); and father, Henry True, age 76 (b. MI), widowed and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 9th grade.

 

Howard L. True, age 28, married Winifred “Winnie” (Lisenring) (photos) (b. Waldron, MI), age 21, daughter of Elmer and Clara (Baylis) Lisenring, on 21 June 1922 at Rives Junction, Rives Township and had the following son:

 

(1. Paul True: In 2010 resided in Michigan.

 

b. Leland Henry True: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Genevieve True: Born 5 December 1899 in Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.

 

2   Leland Henry True (photos) (more info)

 

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1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 9 December 1895 in Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  Died November 1967; interred Jones Cemetery, Jackson Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  Completed 10th grade at Jackson High School, Jackson, Michigan; quit to help on the family farm.  Served in the US Army during World War I.  Employed as a farmer near Jackson, Michigan.  He and his brother, Howard, jointly operated two farms close to each other, one of which was awarded a State of Michigan Centennial Farm Certificate.  In 1964 moved to Rockville, Maryland, where they resided next door to their daughter, Harriett, and son-in-law, Walter Stanley Cool.  Their son, Philip also resided in nearby Springfield, Virginia.

 

1930 US Census: Leland True, age 34 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 24.  The household also included his wife, Lillian True, age 29 (b. MI; parents b. MI), who married 1st at age 19; son, Phillip True, age 4 years and 11 months (b. MI); and daughter, age 2 years and 10 months (b. MI).

 

1940 US Census: Leland True, age 44 (b. MI) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at 5 Lansing Avenue in Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan.  He had completed 10th grade and resided in the same house in April 1935.  The household also included his wife, Lillian True, age 39 (b. MI), who had completed 9th grade; son, Phillip True, age 15 (b. MI); and daughter, Harriett True, age 12 (b. MI).

 

2.  Wife: Lillian Lucille Perrine (photos) (more info)

 

Born 7 March 1901; daughter of Fred L. and Alice (Gelusha) Perrine.  Died age 87.  Completed grades 1 through 8 in a 1-room country grammar school (only student in her grade; repeated 8th grade).  Completed 9th grade at Jackson High School, Jackson, Michigan, but could not afford to continue; in addition, she had to work so hard for room and board that it made her ill.  Married Leland Henry True on 19 June 1919 in Stockbridge Township, Ingham County, Michigan, with Reverend D. T. Perrine officiating.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Philip Arthur True: (photos) Graduated from Jackson High School, Jackson, Michigan.  Subsequently attended Jackson Junior College for 1 years.  Enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in December 1945 and served 27 months as a B-29 navigator.  After the War returned to Jackson Junior College for 1 semester, then transferred to Western Michigan University, graduating in 1948 with a BA degree, and in 1950 from the University of Chicago with an MA degree.  From 1950 to 1951 taught history at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.  In 1951 began working for the Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C., retiring in 1983.  Moved to Virginia.

 

Married Fern Brooks, who earned an MA degree majoring in education and was subsequently employed as a school teacher and administrator in Fairfax County, Virginia schools.  Fern and Philip had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Thomas “Tom” True: Holds a PhD in English.

 

(2. David True: Graduated from SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

(3. Claudia True: Graduated from Virginia Polytech Institute with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  Subsequently employed as a large animal veterinarian.

 

b. Harriett Alma True: See generation 1, below.

 

1   Harriett Alma True:

 

Born 28 May 1927 in Jackson Township, Jackson County, Michigan (also seen: b. Lansing, MI).  Died 2 December 2016 at home in Harper's Ferry Township, Jefferson County, West Virginia.  Married Walter Stanley Cool, descendant # 5 of generation 12 of the Descendants of Louise Mehitable (Drake) Cool in 1949.

 

 

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