The Book of Soden

The Ancestors of Caleb Soden

 









The Booklet and Research work on Caleb Soden and his ancestors is chiefly the work of John Voorhis Soden (1914). This computer copy I received from Bob Soden,Alabama and two printed copies from John Voorhis Soden ,California and James Arthur Soden,Toronto,Canada. Both copies are included here. 

 

-- NOTE --

 

The tracing of one's ancestors for more than seven generations is a stupendous task that can never be fully realized until seriously undertaken, and it is only with the utmost perseverance that any semblance of facts can be gathered.

 

The unfailing courtesy of various members of the family, public officials, and the clergy, is, in the greatest measure, responsible for the compilation of this data in its present form, and it is the hope of the writer that this result of six years of research and study may be of more than passing interest to present and future generations of the SODEN family, and serve to answer for them some of the questions that arise from time to time regarding those who have gone before.

 

JOHN VOORHIS SODEN

 

 

 

141 Broadway,

New York City,

July 25, 1914.

 

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ARMORIAL BEARINGS

 

                                                                

                According to Burke's Armory, the Soden families of England and Ireland, bore arms:

 

                "Gules, a man's head, couped at the neck, argent;

                Crest:  a stag, lodged, at gaze, between two laurel branches, proper."

 

                In the College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street, London, the following armorial bearings are recorded as having been granted by letters patent dated October 19, 1865, to Robert Soden, of Fowyn, County Merioneth, Wales:

 

                "Vert, a lion rampant ermine, between, in chief, two plates, and in base, a fleur de lys, argent.

                Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, two brances of oak, salterwise, proper, in front of a demi-tower, also proper, there from issuant a lion, argent, holding a pomeis charged with a fleur de lys, argent."

 

                In Siebmacher's Wappenbuch, the armorial bearings of the Soden family of Bavaria and the Upper Palatinate, are described as follows:

 

                "SODEN - Bav. Han. Wurt. (Taf 16) II-I, Bayrischer Adel:

                "Wappen: Von r. und s. getheilt mit zwei Rosen in verwechselten.

                Farben:  Zwei Helme:  I, zwei r. und s. getheilte Panier, II, ein wachsender gekr.  # Doppeladler.

                Decken:  r. und s.

                Motto: "Nec Temere; Nec Timide". (Neither rashly nor timidly).

 

                "SODEN - Bayerisches und Pfalzisches. (Taf 432) III-2, Preussicher Adel.

                Schild:  Von r. und w. quertheilt mit je eiver Rose in verwockselten Tinkturne.

                Helm:  Gekr. 2 unten Spitz zusammengesetzte Fahnlein von r. und w. quergetheilt an g. Stangen.

                Decken r. und w."

 

ORIGIN OF THE NAME SODEN

 

 

                According to the "Patronymica Britannica", by Mark Anthony Lower, the name Soden is derived from Sudden, Soudean, Southdean, meaning "Southern Valley".

 

                In his "Monograph of the Soden Family", Frhr. Julius von Soden, of Stuttgart, Germany, writes of the origin and first appearance of the name Soden, as follows:

 

                "In Germany family names developed gradually in the Middle Ages after the introduction of Christianity in Lower Saxony, after the subjugation and conversion of the Saxons through Charles the Great and his successors, and were, without doubt, developed first in the cities founded by him and his bishops, such as Hildesheim, Luneburg, Goslar, etc.

 

                "In the early Middle Ages there were in Germany only Christian names, and family names or surnames became more common only in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.  The manner of spelling these names was very arbitrary, and therefore very different.  Our name appears in numerous parts of Germany, but mostly in Latin documents, especially in the cities of Luneburg, Salzwadel, Hildersheim and Hanover during the thirteenth and fourteenth and the following centuries, as follows:  von Zoide, Zode, Sode, Vamme byme Sode, and occasionally in the manner "de Salina", "de Puteo", "Prope", or "Apud Fontem"; also the simple christian name "Johannes", with the appendix "Von dem Sode", or "dictus", "prope", "fontem", etc.  Sode is Lower Saxon and means "well" (puteus fons), which means especially a drawing well, and then again, a salt well (salina).  The appendage "Von", or as is occasionally used "bei", or the latin "de", "a", or "apud" and "prope", proves that it is an indication of origin, or of location rather than nobility.

 

                "It might be added that the remaining Hanovarian and other families, with when the Soden's have been closely related, such as the families of Anderten, Limborg, Bodenwald, Windheim, Bartel, von der Hoya, bore no predicate of nobility, although they might have, in the course of time, acquired one.

 

                "Vamme, byme Sode, therefore, means nothing more than a man who possessed a "sod", or a "well"; or, in fact, that merely such a well was in front of his house, or on his property, by virtue of which, in an age where the mere christian name did not suffice to keep stem with the advance of culture, it became necessary to specify one's neighbor more particularly.

 

                "Such a name was originally, in all probability, only an individual one, but gradually here and there it was handed from father to son, and finally became a permanent family name, a process which is yet to be found among all primitive people on their way from their natural state to civilization."

 

                The Sowdan's, Sodon's and Soden's of England and Ireland, are doubtless descendants of those of the name in Germany, who seem to have originated in and near the town of Mersburg, Prussian Saxony, on the left bank of the river Saale, 56 miles SSE of Magdeburg, and it is quite probably that the first of the family to settle in England was a soldier in the Army of William I, of Normandy, who conquered Harold II at the Battle of Hastings, October, 1066.  Owing, however, to the absence of any reliable records, as very few were kept at that time, it is difficult to prove this to a certainty.

 

                The writer has searched in every quarter for records of interest to the family, and the first positive record found of the name in England, appears in the Deering Roll of Arms, containing a list of the Knights who accompanied King Richard I, of England at the Siege of Acre, in 1191.  In this list is found the name of Stephen Sowdan, who bore arms:  "Azure, 3 bendlets, argent".  (Ref.  "Some Feudal Arms", by Joseph Foster).

 

                The next appearance of the name is in the Rouen Roll of Arms, which contains the names and coat armour of the most distinguished persons in the English Army present at the Siege of Rouen, with King Henry V, Anno Regni 6, 1418, and in which is found the name of Percyvall Sowdan (No. 63), and on folio 43, space 7, his arms are given as follows:

 

                "Quar. 1 and 4, gules, a man's head couped at the neck and wreathed, argent; 2 and 3, sable, three cinquefoils, argent."  (Ref. "Notes and Queries, 6th Series, Vol. II, page 462, and Vol. III, page 62 (1880-1881), by James Greenstreet.)

 

                In the records of the Parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, London, from 1550 to 1800, many references are made to various members of the Soden family.  In the record of St. Michaels Protestant Episcopal Parish Church, Cornhill, London, the marriage of Edward Soden and Cycle Ashtonne is recorded as having taken place on May 25, 1589.  It is quite possible that they were the parents of Thomas Soden, the founder of the Irish branch of the family, who was born in 1591 and was a soldier in the Army of Oliver Cromwell, who landed in Ireland, August 15, 1649 on the sail boat "John" from Milford Haven, Wales, August 13, 1649.

 

                Col. W. Wood-Martin, the Irish historian, writes that Thomas Soden was probably an officer in Col. Richard Coote's Regiment of Horse, one of the Cromwellian regiments disbanded in the County of Sligo, and that he received for arrears of pay, a grant of the town, townland and castle of Grange, County Sligo, (nine miles North of the City of Sligo on the road to Bundoran) April 13, 1668, under the "Act of Settlement". (Ref.  "Book of Survey and Distribution for Leitrim, Sligo and Tyrawley, marked I.C. 1-20) (See, also, "The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry", by John O'Hart, published by M. H. Gill & Son, 50 Upper Sackville St., Dublin, 1884; also pages 106 and 280 of Vol. II of the "History of Sligo, 1601-1688", by Col. W. Wood-Martin".)

 

                Col. Wood-Martin also states that the family own an armchair from Auburn. (Immortalized by Goldsmith in his "Deserted Village", and supposed to have been the village of Lissoy, in County Westmeath, near Lough Rea, six miles North of Athlone, Ireland.)

 

                In his "History of Sligo Town and County", Vol, I, pages 336 and 337; Vol. II, page 51, Archdeacon O'Rorke, writes:

 

                "The O'Connor's owned all Ahamplish, including Inismurry (the Island) down to 1641.  In 1663, the whole Parish, except three quarters and three cartrons belonging to Mr. Ridge, son-in-law of Sir Roger Jones, and Grange, which had passed some years before into the hands of Andrew French, was the inheritance of O'Connor Sligo, though every foot of it was either mortgaged or encumbered, the mortgages being the French's the Creans, and the representatives of Sir Francis Blundel, and the encumbrances, the Countess of Desmond's, as widow of Sir Donough O'Connor, and her daughter, Lady Crass as relict of Sir Donough's brother and heir, Daniel or Donal O'Connor.  At the Restoration, the whole was granted to the Earl of Strafford, except the town and castle of Grange, and about three hundred acres in the neighborhood, which was passed to Thomas Soden.  Grange was always a place of some importance, as it stood right in the Thoroughfare between Donegal and Silso.  It was the most populous spot in the district except Bradcullen at the taking of the census of 1659.  As has been stated, Grange belonged, according to law, to the Abbey of Boyle, down to the dissolution of Monasteries, though long before that time the O'Hart's, as assigns of the O'Connor's, had got possession of it, and thus obtained for it the name of Grange Muniter Hart.  The plathrove under the O'Hart's, for we read in the Inquisition of 1604, that a new castle and seven cottages were built by Hugh  O'Hart in the town of Grange, in O'Connor Sligo country.  This was the castle referred to in the Survey of 1633, where, in describing Grange, it is said:  'there is an old castle built upon it', for there is nothing to show that the place ever had any other castle except that for which it was indebted to Hugh O'Hart."

 

                "The Thomas Soden, who obtained Grange, being a 'persona grata' to the Usurpers was the Titulado of the District under the Commonwealth.  Having thus got possession he kept so firm a grip of the property that the shock of the Restoration was not able to relax the hold, so that he transmitted Grange, as well as the Island of Dernish (dairinis - Oak Island) to his descendants, who as thorough-paced Cromwellians, have since occupied a prominent position in the County of Sligo, and have had a share of the good things going, some of them being Magistrates, some High Sheriffs, and one Thomas Soden, Provost of Sligo for several years.

 

                "The present representative of the Soden family is Capt. G. M. Eccles, J.P., a young gentleman who is favorably spoken of by those who know him best."

 

                In the Church of Ahamplish Glebe, Moneygold, Sligo, there are several tablets erected to the memory of members of the Soden family; and, in writing of these, the wife of the present Rector, states:

 

                "I copied the two old tablets this morning.  They were not so difficult as I thought they would be.  There are funny little squares between each word, which at first makes the thing look difficult to read.  There is also a queer old silver cup to the good, presented to the Parish by one James Soden.  There is no date on the cup, but specialists place it about the time of James II, or William III.  It is thought to have been presented by the James Soden mentioned in the tablet.  We have a few church records of the Sodens, but not many.  The old cup has a very interesting history.  It was taken, or stolen from the Parish and carried to America, where it was purchased after the great fire in New Foundland, by a Major Lloyd, who was a collector of antiques.  He saw it in a jeweler's shop.  The shop was destroyed in the fire, and only a few articles in a safe - the cup was among them - were saved.  The owner of the cup said he would let the Major have it cheap.  In some way the story of the cup got into a newspaper which was sent to my husband.  After a good deal of trouble he succeeded in buying the cup from Major Lloyd, of course, for the Parish."

 

                The inscriptions on the two tablets set side by side in the wall of the Church of Ahamplish, read as follows:

 

"Here - lyes - waiting - for - the- Reverrection - of - the Just - the - body - of - Tho. - Soden - of - Grange - Esqr. - who - died - third - of - March - 1700 - and - the - 109th - of - his - age."

 

"Here - lyes - waiting - for - the Reverrection - of - the - Just - the - body - of - Elezabethe - Soden - als. - Steephens - wife - of - James - Soden - of - Grange - Esqr. - who - died - the - sixth - March - 1704 - and - the - 58th - of - her- life."

 

                In addition to those mentioned above, there is also another tablet in the Ahamplish Church, reading:

 

"Sacred to the memory of James Nicholson Soden, Captain, 24th Regt., born and died in Mount Temple in this Parish.  He was a brave soldier, a kind husband, an affectionate father, an upright Magistrate; also to Alice Henrietta, his babe, and to Mary Rebecca, who died at Bath, in perfect peace.  Also Thomas Soden, his eldest son, aged 20, lovely and beloved.  This monument was erected by his widow, Isabella Dodd Lloyd, many years honorary Organist of this church.

                                                                                                                                24th Sept., 1867."

 

                THOMAS SODEN, of Grange, above mentioned, was born in 1591, probably in London, England, and died March 3, 1700, at the age of one hundred and nine years.  He was appointed High Sheriff of Sligo County in 1674; received a grant of the town and castle of Grange, April 13, 1668; his will is dated June 22, 1689.  There is a tablet erected to his memory in the Church of Ahaplish Glebe, Moneygold, Sligo.  He married Catherine,  and had issue:

 

                                1.  Margaret Soden, who married Thomas Jones,

 

                                2.  Joane Soden, who married John Knott.

 

                As Thomas Soden left no male heirs, and as his daughters married into other families , the Soden's of Ireland are really descendants of his brother, Robert Soden, who had a son, James Soden, of Derry, County Sligo, who was High Sheriff of the County in 1706.  His will is dated January 13, 1720, and was proved May 14, 1731.  He married Anne Ellis, and had issue:

 

                                1.  Edward Soden, (See below)

 

                                2.  Anne Soden, who married William Ellis.


 

                Edward Soden, son of James, was High Sheriff of County Sligo in 1730; his will is dated May 12, 1756, and was proved November 5, 1757.  He married Margaret Knox, and had issue:

 

                                1.  James Soden, (See below)

 

                                2.  Margaret Soden, who married Phillip byrne, of Creg,

 

                                3.  Sarah Soden, who married Francis Hall, of Sligo,

 

                                4. ..........  Soden, who married Capt. Peter Smith.

 

                James Soden, son of Edward Soden, of Grange, County Sligo, was High Sheriff of the County in 1736, and of Ballydavit, County Donegal; was born in 1704, and entered Trinity College, Dublin, May 14, 1723; his will is dated March 2, 1749, and was proved in 1751.  He married Mary, daughter of the Rev. Clohworthy Gowan, and had issue:

 

                                1.  James Soden, who married Jane, daughter of Lt. Col. John Wynne.  No issue.

 

                                2.  Rev. Clohworthy Soden, who was a scholar in Trinity College, Dublin, in 1755; B.A.                                         in 1756, and Archdeacon of Derry from 1786 to 1793.  He married ...............                                                   and had issue:

 

                                                (a)  Clohworthy Soden, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin, 1789; married Elizabeth                                                                 McCausland, and had issue:

 

                                                                I.  Mary Elizabeth Soden, who married Capt. Robert Smith.

 

                                3.  EDWARD SODEN, of Sligo and Mohill, County Leitrim, who married Jane Shera                                           (See Below).

 

                                4.  Thomas Soden,

 

                                5.  Mary Anne Soden,

 

                                6.  Catherine Soden, who married William Gillmer,

 

                                7.  Margaret Soden,

 

                                8   Mary Soden.


 

                EDWARD SODEN, son of James Soden, was born at Grange, County Sligo, about 1740, and                                                    moved to Mohill, County Leitrim, where he made his home.  He married Jane                                                    Shera, and had issue:

 

                1.  James Soden, who married Margaret Thompson, and had issue:

 

                                (a)  James Soden, Jr.,                m.                Margaret Duke,

                                (b)  Hannah Soden,                m.                1st, John Thompson,

                                                                                                2nd, Benjamin Clarke.

 

                2.  John Soden, who married Miss Shera, and had issue:

 

                                (a)  CALEB SODEN,                m.                Rebecca Robinson (see below)

                                (b)  Mary Ann Soden,                m.                ................ Redfern,

                                (c)  Jane Soden,                    m.                Michael Weir

 

                3.  Henry Soden, who married 1st, Miss Duke; 2nd, Alice Duke (cousins) and had issue:

 

                                By First Wife:

                                (a)  Henry Soden, Jr.,                m.                1st, Maria Kenbeach,

                                                                                                2nd, .........  Finlay,

                                (b)  Jane Soden,                    m.                James Dobson,

                                (c)  Elizabeth Soden,                m.                .......... Small,

                                By Second Wife:

                                (d)  John Soden,                    m.                Mary Jane Nicholson,

                                (e)  William Soden,                m.                Charlotte Russel.

                                (f)  Thomas Soden,                m.                (died, unmarried)

                                (g)  Joseph Soden,                m.                (died, unmarried)

                                (h)  Essie Soden                          m.                (died, unmarried)

 

                4.  Lawrence Soden, who married Susan Flanagan, and had issue:

 

                                (a)  Edward Soden,                m.                ...............................

                                (b)  Thomas Soden,                m.                ...............................

                                (c)  John Soden,                    m.                ...............................

                                (d)  James Soden,                m.                ...............................

                                (e)  Caleb Soden,                         m.                Charlotte Soden (cousin)

                                (f)   Susan Soden,                m.                Frederick Elliot.

 

                5.  Edward Soden, Jr., who married Eleanor Morris, and had issue:

 

                                (a)  Margaret Soden,                m.                Mathew Armstrong,

                                (b)  William Soden,                m.                Eliza Rutherford,

                                (c)  Jane Soden,                    m.                John Bigley,

                                (d)  Eliza Soden,                    m.                George Drummond,

                                (e)  Henry Soden,                        m.                Anna Burgess,

                                (f)  Eleanor Soden,                m.                Arthur Tyrrell,

                                (g)  Sarah Soden,                         m.                Thomas Bridges,

                                (h)  Edward Soden, I,                m.                (died, unmarried)

                                (i )  Edward Soden, II,                m.                (died, unmarried)

 

               
6.  Joseph Soden, who married Mary Flanagan, and had issue:

 

                                (a)  Lydia Soden,                         m.                Thomas Holton,

                                (b)  Jane Soden,                    m.                ..............  ...............

                                (c)  Marianne Soden,                m.                Charles Shaw,

                                (d)  Joseph Soden,                m.                Miss McManus

 

                7.  Mary Soden, who married Gordon McLaughlin, and had issue:

 

                                (a)  John McLaughlin,                m.                .............  ..............

                                (b)  Edward McLaughlin                m.                .............  ..............

                                (c)  Margaret McLaughlin,  m.                .............  Gray.

 

                8.  Jane Soden, who married Hery Trelford, and had issue:

 

                                (a)  Edward Trelford,                m.                .............  ..............

                                (b)  George Trelford,                m.                .............  ..............

                                (c)  Samuel Trelford,                m.                .............  ..............

                                (d)  Elizabeth Trelford, m.                .............  ..............

                                (e)  Jane Trelford, m.                .............  ..............

                                (f)  Susan Trelford,                m.                James Soden (cousin)

 

                9.  Dorothy Soden, who married ............. Mills, and had issue:

 

                                (a)  ............  Mills,

                                (b)  ............  Mills,

                                (c)  ............  Mills,

                                (d)  ............  Mills,                        This family emigrated to Canada

                                (e)  ............  Mills,                        when the Children were young.

                                (f)  ............  Mills,

                                (g)  ............  Mills,

                                (h)  ............  Mills,

                                (i )  ............  Mills,

                                (j )  ............  Mills,

 

                10.  Olivia Soden, who died in infancy.


                CALEB SODEN, son of John Soden, of Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland, was born at Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland, a small town on the Shannon River, and the county seat of County Leitrim, with a suburb in the County of Roscommon, with which it connects by a bridge, 19 miles NNW of Longford.  The population in 1906 was about 1,900.  He owned and conducted a boot and shoe establishment in Carrick-on-Shannon, employing a number of men.  He was a staunch Orangeman, and harboured in his home the local lodge of "The Loyal Orange Institution", which society at the time (1813 to 1828) was suspended in Ireland by Parliament, and the meetings were, in consequence, held in secret.  This Society was first established in Ulster in 1795, the object of which was to oppose Roman Catholicism, and to maintain the union of England and Ireland, and the Protestant succession to the Crown.  It had a complete organization, and the Grand Lodge held meetings twice each year, in May and on November 5.  In Ireland, the Society for a long time had no influence, but there are numerous Lodges still existing in the United States.  July 12, the anniversary of the Battle of Boyne, is "Orange Day".

 

                At the time of the "gold fever" in California, in 1848 and 49, a number of the residents of Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland, decided to embark for the United States to "seek their fortunes in the land of plenty".  Among these was Mary Jane Soden, third child of Caleb Soden and Rebecca Robinson, then a vivacious young lady about twenty years of age, who yearned to see the world and investigate to her entire satisfaction and stories of the easily attained wealth in America.  She persuaded her father to permit her to embark for the United States on a visit to friends who had already settled in New Jersey, hence, in the Spring of 1848, she, with her cousins, Nellie Robinson and John Weir, embarked at Dublin, on the British sailing vessel "Agnes", Robert Turner Samllman, Master, arriving in the port of New York, Wednesday, May 31, 1848, after a perilous journey of 37 days from Milford, Wales, (a seaport village of Wales, situated on the North side of Milford Haven, 6 miles ENE of Saint Anne's Head), where the "Agnes" had put in for two weeks for repairs, after colliding with a small vessel in St. George's Channel.  The "Agnes" carried 250 passengers and freight consigned to J. McMurray, New York.  On May 3, 1848, off the Western Islands, they spoke the British bark, "Brazil", from Cork for Boston, that had lost her foremast and main topmast, but wanted no assistance.

 

                The "New York Herald" of May 31, 1848, had the following article on immigration, which would indicate that a great many families of the old world were attracted to America by the stories of its wonderful resources spread broadcast by the press and those who had prospered here:

 

"The past four days are without a parallel in the number of immigrants that have arrived in this port from all parts of the old world; 15 to 20 vessels arrive daily, each averaging 200 passengers.  Since Friday, up to last night no fewer than 14,500 arrived, mostly in good health and many in excellent circumstances.  The "Scandinavian", a vessel from Hamburg, brought a number of these people, who it is stated were in possession of more than $250,000.00, which was sent for the purpose of purchasing land in the western country for those who are yet to embark for America."

 

                Mary Jane Soden and her cousins, Nellie Robinson and John Weir, carried letters of introduction to the Rev. Frederick Pilch, of the Bethel Mission, Newark, New Jersey.  On the trip over, Capt. Smallman, of the "Agnes", having been captivated by the vivacious Miss Robinson, whom the writer has been informed, was a comely young lady of a bright and cheerful disposition; proposed marriage and was accepted, hence on arrival of the party in New York, they went direct to Newark, NJ, where they called upon the Rev. Pilch, who married Capt. Smallman and Miss Robinson, on June 1, 1848, as the following record in his marriage register will show:  "Married, June 1, 1848, Captain Robert Turner Smallman, of Dublin, to Ellen Robinson, of the same place.  (signed) Frederick Pilch."


                Mrs. Smallman, nee Robinson, returned to Dublin as soon as the "Agnes" secured her Eastbound cargo, and settled in Covert Place, Dublin, in the home of Captain Smallman, who was a widower at the time of his second marriage.

 

                John Weir settled in Philadelphia, and married a Miss Morrow, who was a sister of Margaret Morrow, the first wife of William Soden, Sr., sixth child of Caleb Soden.

 

                On April 7, 1851, Mary Jane Soden married Robert Wakefield, third son of Edward Wakefield, of Aughrim, Ireland, who was born in 1827, came to America in 1839, and settled in Jersey City, NJ.  He moved to Newark, NJ in 1849.  (See "History of the Wakefield Family", by Homer Wakefield, M.D., of 411 East Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois.)

 

                At the instance of Mary Jane Soden, her brother, John Soden, came to America in 1849, embarking from the port of Dublin, Ireland, on the British sailing vessel "Enterprise", Captain Lyons, entering the port of New York, Tuesday, October 16, 1849, after a journey of thirty-four days.  The "Enterprise" carried a cargo of iron to J. B. Kitching, and 170 passengers to J. McMurrary, New York, the passengers being admitted to the United States on Thursday, October 18, 1849.

 

                John Soden went direct to Newark, NJ, where he engaged in business.  He first settled at 90 Warren St., and in 1856 moved to 48 Baldwin St.; in 1859 or 1860, he moved to Philadelphia; about 1865 or 1866 he returned to Newark, and settled at 32 Spruce Street, and in 1869 he moved to 95 Sherman Ave., where he died, January 12, 1903.  On March 6, 1854, he married Anna King, of Mohill, Ireland, at Newark, NJ, of which union there were five children, as per detailed sketch herewith.  His wife, Anna King Soden died October 10, 1901.  On October 8, 1857, John Soden obtained his certificate of citizenship from the Court of Essex County, Newark, New Jersey.

 

                William Soden, brother of John Soden, came to America with his sister, Anna Soden, in 1850, embarking from the port of Dublin, Ireland, on the sailing vessel, "British Queen", Master, Christopher Conway, September 16, 1850, entering the port of New York, Thursday, November 7, 1850, after a voyage of fifty-two days.  The "British Queen" carried coal and 230 passengers to J. B. Kitching.  On September 17, latitude 44:30, Longitude 49, they spoke the ship "Gallia",  Richardson, from New York, bound for Havre, France; September 21, latitude 48; longitude 15:40, in a squall, lost her fore topmast and most of the sails and rigging attached.

 

                On arrival, William Soden and his sister, Anna Soden, went to Newark, NJ, to the home of their brother, John Soden, at 90 Warren St.  Anna Soden remained with the family in Newark until her death in 1899.

 

                A few years after his arrival in America, William Soden moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where he met and married Miss Margaret Morrow, a sister of the wife of his cousin, John Weir, in 1854, at the age of 20 years.  Of this union there were three children, as per detailed sketch herewith.  In the Fall of 1855, William Soden returned to Newark, NJ, and settled at 112 West Street, where his daughters, Anna and Rebecca were born.


                On October 9, 1860, William Soden received his certificate of citizenship from the Court of Exxex County, Newark, NJ, of which the writer holds a duplicate, issued by the Clerk of Essex County, October 7, 1911, and which reads as follows:

 

"At a Court of  Common Pleas holden at Newark, in and for the County of Essex, of the term of September, in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Sixty,  BE IT REMEMBERED, that, on the ninth day of October, in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Sixty, WILLIAM SODEN, an alien, personally appeared in open Court and prayed to be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, pursuant to the direction of the several Acts of Congress of the United States of America, and the supplements thereto, in such case made and provided; and the said applicant having thereupon produced to the Court such evidence, made such declaration and renunciation, and taken such oaths as are by said Acts required, IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED BY THE COURT, that the said applicant be admitted to all the rights, privileges and immunities of the FREE CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

State of New Jersey,))

County of Essex,      ))   S.S.

I, J. B. Woolston, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for the County of Essex, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true transcript from the Record of Naturalization and said Court, as the same remain in my office.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court, at Newark, in the County of Essex aforesaid, this seventh day of October, in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eleven. (Signed) J. B. Woolston, Clerk."


                On August 10, 1863, William Soden volunteered for service in the Civil War, and on August 17, 1863 was mustered in as a private in Company "F", 33rd NJ Volunteer Regiment, at Camp Frelinghuysen, Newark, NJ (Now Fourth Avenue, between Seventh Street and Roseville Avenue), and on October 9, 1863, was made Corporal of the same Company.  He was mustered out May 12, 1865, being discharged at Trenton, New Jersey, on telegraphic instructions from the Adjutant General's office, Washington, DC, May 3, 1865.  The writer holds a certfied copy of this discharge, issued by the Adjutant General of the State of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, October 17, 1911.

 

                The Thirty Third New Jersey Volunteer Regiment, in Company "F" of which, William Soden was a Corporal, was organized July 11, 1863, with Headquarters at Newark, NJ; was mustered into service at Camp Frelinghuysen, Newark, NJ, August 17, 1863, by Joseph P. Ash, First Lieutenant, Fifth Cavalry, U.S. Army.  It left the State September 8, 1863, embarking on transports lying in the Passaic River, en route to Washington, DC, having a full complement of men, Officers 39, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 902; total 941.  The regiment wore the Souave dress uniform and carried Springfield rifles.  Soon after arriving at Washington, DC, it crossed into Virginia and proceeded to Warrenton, VA, at which place it went into camp and immediately began to fit itself for active service.  At this point it was assigned to the 11th Army Corps.  It remained in this vicinity until September 25, 1863, when, in connection with the Corps to which it had been assigned, broke camp, having been detached by order of the War Department for service in the West.  It then became a part of the Army of the Cumberland, and entered upon an active career.  It remained in this connection until the middle of November, 1864, when it joined the Army of General Sherman on his march through Georgia and the Carolinas.  At different times during the years 1864 and 1865 the strength of the Regiment was increased by the joining from draft rendezvous, Trenton, NJ, of a large number of recruits, substitutes and drafted men.  The regiment continued its organization and remained in active service until the close of the war, and those coming under the provisions of General Order No. 77, War Department, A.G.O., Washington, DC, April 28, 1865, were mustered out of service near Bladensburg, MD, June 1, 1865, by Reuben H. Wilbur, Major, 102nd Reg. Inf., NY Vol., Asst. Commissary of Musters, 2nd Div., 20th Army Corps.  The remainder were mustered out of service by the same officer near Washington, DC, July 17, 1865, in compliance with Special Order No. 160, Headquarters, Washington, DC, July 5, 1865.  The Regiment was first attached to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, and at the close of the war was attached to the Provisional Corps, Army of the Potomac.

 

                The Regiment took part in the following engagements:

 

Chattanooga, Tenn., November 23, 1863,

Mission Ridge, Tenn., November 24 and 25, 1863,

Mill Creek Gap, near Dalton, Ga., May 8, 1864,

Resaca, Ga., May 15 and 16, 1864,

New Hope Church, near Dallas, Ga., May 25 to June 1, 1864,

Pine Knob, Ga., June 15 and 16, 1864,

Muddy Creek, Ga., June 17 and 18, 1984,

Culp's Farm, Ga., June 22, 1864,

Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 27, 1864,

Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864,

Siege of Atlanta, Ga., July 22 to September 2, 1864,

Siege of Savannah, Ga., December 11 to December 21, 1864,

Averysboro, N.C., May 16, 1865,

Bentonville, N.C., March 18 to March 20, 1865


                (For detailed account of the service of the 33rd NJ Vol. Reg., see "New Jersey and the Rebellion", by John Y. Foster, published in Newark, NJ, 1868)

 

                Officers of the 33rd N. J. Volunteer Regiment:

 

                Colonel,                                 Geo. W. Mindil,

                Lieutenant Colonel,                Enos Fouratt,

                Adjutant,                               Wm. H. Lambert,

                Quarter Master,                  James B. Titman,

                Surgeon,                                James Reiley,

                Asst. Surgeon,                                J. Henry Stiger,

                Asst. Surgeon,                                Chas. W. Stickney,

                Chaplin                                  John Faull,

 

                Officers of Company "F", 33rd N.J. Volunteer Regiment:

               

                Captain,                                 Thomas O'Connor,

                Captain,                                 William Wilson, Jr.,

                1st Lieutenant,                            Geo. L. Begbie,

                1st Lieutenant,                            Patrick Dailey,

                1st Lieutenant,                            John C. Smith,

                2nd  Lieutenant,                            Alex. Eason,

                2nd Lieutenant,                            John Z. Taylor,

                1st Sergeant,                               James J. Deegan,

                1st Sergeant,                               Rowland Savage,

                Sergeant,                               Charles Crook,

                Sergeant,                               Chas. H. Woodruff,

                Sergeant,                               Geo. H. King,

                Corporal,                               Sydney S. Pettit,

                Corporal,                               Erastus H. Sefield,

                Corporal,                               James Donnelly,

                Corporal,                               Albert W. Tompkins,

                Corporal,                               Charles Krebs,

                Corporal,                               Chas. F. Helmle,

                Corporal,                               Richard O'Brien,

                Corporal,                               William McDonald,

                Corporal,                               Joseph M. Matthews,

                Corporal,                               WILLIAM SODEN,

                Musician,                             Charles Pettit.


                Privates of Company "F", 33rd N. J. Volunteer Regiment:

 

                 1.  Adams, Edward                    39.  Miller, Edward

                 2.  Anderson, Robt.                  40.  Moore, John

                 3.  Babcock, R. M.                     41.  O'Brien, Michael

                 4.  Bacher, Tobias                     42.  Outcalt, J. C.

                 5.  Bachmeyer, J. F.                   43.  Peck, John W.

                 6.  Berg, Charles                                   44.  Quackenbush, Abram

                 7.  Bowers, Fred'k                      45.  Reeves, Joel

                 8.  Briggs, Joshua                      46.  Riley, Thomas

                 9.  Chase, Benjamin                   47.  Schafer, Franz

                10.  Cook, Sebastian                   48.  Schmidt, Albert

                11.  Davis, Charles                      49.  Schramer, Paul

                12.  Duffy, James                                         50.  Smith, John, No. 1

                13.  Eberling, Louis                     51.  Smith, John, No. 2

                14.  Fisner, John                                          52.  Smith, Patrick

                15.  Frass, John                                            53.  Smith, P. S.

                16.  Fuss, Henry                                          54.  Smith, W. J.

                17.  Gabbler, Peter                       55.  Splau, James

                18.  Gerrity, Daniel                       56.  Stickle, J. H.

                19.  Gessler, Gabriel                     57.  Thier, Fred'k

                20.  Glass, James                                          58.  Vogole, Casper

                21.  Griggs, James                        59.  Warren, Francis

                22.  Groome, E. F.                         60.  Weber, Augustus

                23.  Groome, J. B.                         61.  Welcher, John

                24.  Grub, Philip                                           62.  White, Richard

                25.  Hardy, John                                          63.  Williams, T. A.

                26.  Heckinger, August                  64.  Wood, Geo. T.

                27.  Hickey, Patrick

                28.  Hiler, James

                29.  Heersch, Ferdinand                              DISCHARGED

                30.  Jackson, Andrew                

                31.  Jacobs, John                                         1.  Brown, Hendrick

                32.  Keilgesner, Peter                  2.  Janaschek, Joseph

                33.  Kelsall, Henry                       3.  Lewis, James

                34.  Kohler, Jacob                        4.  McCluskey, John

                35.  Kompter, Joseph                  5.  McJohn, John

                36.  Leighlin, John                       6.  Smith, Peter

                37.  Maguire, Chas.                     7.  Steel, Fred'k

                38.  Mathews, Pat'k                     8.  Stogdill, Montgomery


                TRANSFERRED:                                FINAL RECORD UNKNOWN

 

                 1.  William Hearn, Corporal   1.  Riley, Michael, Wounded May 16, 1864 at

                 2.  Bennett, William, Private            Murfresboro, Tenn., June 28, 1864..

                 3.  Boylen, Edward, Private   

                 4.  Carberry, F. A., Private    DIED

                 5.  Connell, Pat'k, Private                   

                 6.  Losey, A. N., Private                      1.  John L. Hermann, Sergeant

                 7.  McGee, James, Private    2.  Conklin, E. V. Private

                 8.  Schmidt, Peter, Private    3.  Donnely, Pat'k, Private

                 9.  Smith, Peter (2), Private    4.  Ford, Henry, Private

                10. Van Wort, John, Private    5.  Ford, John, Private

                                                                                 6.  Hand, J. W., Private

                                                                                 7.  Hull, L. L., Private

                                                                                 8.  Jones, J. P., Private

                                                                                 9.  McGlynchy, Andrew, Private

                                                                                10. Moakler, F. J., Private

                                                                                11. Nolas, Charles, Private

 

                DESERTED:                                          DESERTED (Continued):

 

                 1.  William Lynch, Sergeant                24.  Lewis, Chas. S., Private

                 2.  James Flynn, Corporal                 25.  Ludwig, Sebastian, Private

                 3.  Barton, William, Private    26.  Magee, John, Private

                 4.  Brady, Abner, Private                    27.  Marshall, J. W., Private

                 5.  Brower, Joseph, Private    28.  McDermott, Pat'k, Private

                 6.  Bunt, John, Private                         29.  Mordene, A. H., Private

                 7.  Cann, Thomas, Private    30.  Morgan, James, Private

                 8.  Craft, John, Private                         31.  Morgan, John, Private

                 9.  Cronin, P. M., Private                    32.  Murray, John, Private

                10. Decker, Simon, Private    33.  Quinan, Joseph, Private

                11. Donely, James, Private    34.  Quinn, Jeremiah, Private

                12. Edward, William, Private    35.  Regan, Michael, Private

                13. Erman, Charles, Private    36.  Riley, Peter, Private

                14. Evans, John E., Private    37.  Ruddan, William, Private

                15. Gatfield, Henry, Private    38.  Sands, James, Private

                16. Germain, Francis, Private    39.  Schem, Flut, Private

                17. Godfrey, John, Private                    40.  Sheenan, Pat'k, Private

                18. Grimmel, John, Private    41.  Stout, George, Private

                19. Haas, John, Private                         42.  Tittamary, William, Private

                20. Hammill, John, Private    43.  Van Wort, George, Private

                21. Jefferson, Cornelius, Private                44.  Waters, Richard, Private

                22. Kilner, Charles, Private    45.  Wieland, Charles, Private

                23. Lanning, Jacob, Private    46.  Wilson, Edward C., Private


                In 1866, William Soden moved to North Carolina and purchased land in Rocky Mount, a small town in the Eastern-Central portion of the State, lying equally in Nash and Edgecombe Counties, where he remained until about 1878, when he returned to Newark, New Jersey, locating at 51 Astor Street.

 

                On April 29, 1879 he married Miss Rachel Ann Van Voorhis, of New York City, and in ;1881 again returned to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where he died March 18, 1912.

 

                John Soden, mentioned above, was the nominal head of his father's business in Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland, and by reason of his absence, and his father's ill health, Caleb Soden decided to bring the entire family to America, hence he sold all his possessions in Ireland, and embarked for the United States at the age of 56 years, from the port of Liverpool, England, having been unable to procure passage direct from Dublin, Ireland, on the British sailing vessel "Parsee", with his wife, Rebecca (46 years of age), son Robert (22 years of age), and his daughters Elizabeth (16 years of age), Rebecca (14 years of age), Margaret (12 years of age), Sarah (10 years of age), Eleanor (7 years of age), and Isabelle II (5 years of age), entering the port of New York, June 1, 1852, after a voyage of thirty-eight days.  The "Parsee" carried merchandise and 411 passengers to Depperman & Alburtis, New York.

 

                They went direct to Newark, NJ, settling first at 90 Warren Street, near High Street, and later moved to 48 Baldwin Street, where Caleb Soden died, August 22, 1855 at the age of 59 years and 16 days, having been in the United States only 3 years, 2 months and 21 days.

 

                The family then moved to 24 Crawford Street, and later to 38 Spruce Street, near Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey, where Mrs. Caleb Soden, Anna Soden and Isabelle Soden II, died.

 

CHILDREN OF CALEB SODEN AND REBECCA ROBINSON

 

NO.                    NAME                  BORN                    DIED                    AGE                    YEARS                    MONTHS            DAYS

 

  1                    ANNA                 Mar 23, 1825      Jun 21, 1899                          74                    2                    28

  2                JOHN                    Jun   8, 1826        Jan 12, 1903                                76                    7                    4

  3                    MARY JANE      May 14, 1828      Aug 11, 1879      51                    2                    27

  4                    ROBERT               May 11, 1830      Jun   6, 1886                            56                    0                    25

  5                    ISABELLE I           May 13, 1832      Jun  12, 1835      2                    7                    29

  6                    WILLIAM             Aug   4, 1834        Mar 18, 1912      77                    7                    14

  7                    ELIZABETH         Nov 18, 1836      Dec 19, 1874      38                    1                    1

  8                    REBECCA           Nov 16, 1838      Sep 11, 1929                          90                    10                    25

  9                    MARGARET      Nov 14, 1840      Jan 15, 1933                                92                    1                    1

10                    SARAH                 Nov 18, 1842      Mar 29, 1858      15                    4                    11

11                    ELEANOR           Aug  6,  1845       Mar  9, 1934                            88                    7                    3

12                    ISABELLE II         Mar 18, 1847      Dec 26, 1872      25                    9                    8

 

                    AVERAGE LIFE  57                    5                    9

 


THE DESCENDANTS OF CALEB SODEN

 

 

                CALEB SODEN, first child of John Soden, of Mohill, Ireland, was born August 6, 1796 at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 48 Baldwin Street, Newark, New Jersey, August 22, 1855, at the age of 59 years and 16 days; buried in Grave 3, Plot "G", Section 7, on Rose Path near Anemone Path, Fiarmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.  His tombstone is marked "FATHER".  On March 2, 1824 he married Rebecca Robinson, daughter of James Robinson, an Architect, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland, who was born November 18, 1806, and died at 38 Spruce Street, Newark, NJa, October 22, 1891 at the age of 84 years, 11 months, 4 days.  She is buried in Grave 4, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetary, Newark, NJ.  Her tombstone is marked "MOTHER".

 

                At the age of 56 years, Caleb Soden came to America on the sailing vessel "Parsee" (Master, Akitt) with his wife and their children, Robert, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Margarat, Sarah, Eleanor and Isabelle II, from the port of Liverpool, England, entering the port of New York, June 1, 1852, after a voyage of thirty-eight days.

 

                Caleb Soden and Rebecca Robinson had twelve children:

 

I               ANNA SODEN,   born March 23, 1825 at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 38 Spruce                                                 Street, Newark, New Jersey, June 21, 1899, at the age of 74 years, 2 months, 28                                             days; is buried in Grave 5, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark,                                                  NJ.  Grave unmarked.  At the age of 25 years, she came to American with her                                                          brother, William Soden, on the sailing vessel "British Queen" (Master,                                                 Christopher Conway), from Dublin, Ireland, entering the port of New York,                                                       November 7, 1850, after a voyage of fifty-two days.  Unmarried.

 

II             JOHN SODEN,                 born June 8, 1826 at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 95 Sherman                                                                 Avenue, Newark, New Jersey, January 12, 1903 at the age of 76 years, 7                                                                 months, 4 days; is buried in Grave 2, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery,                                              Newark, NJ.  Grave Marked:  "JOHN SODEN, 1826 - 1903".

                                                At the age of 23 years, he came to America on the sailing vessel, "Enterprise"                                                          (Master, Lyons), from Dublin, Ireland, entering the port of New York, October                                                  18, 1849, after a voyage of thirty-four days.

                `                               On March 6, 1854, he married Anna King, at Newark, New Jersey, who was                                                         born at Mohill, Ireland, August 12, 1826, and died at Newark, NJ, October 10,                                                            1901, at the age of 75 years, 1 month, 28 days; buried in Grave 1, Plot "G",                                                                 Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.  Grave marked:  "ANNA KING,                                                     WIFE OF JOHN SODEN, 1826 - 1901."

 

III            MARY JANE SODEN, born May 14, 1828, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; drowned in the surf                                              at Spring Lake, New Jersey, August 11, 1879, at the age of 51 years, 2 months,                                   27 days; buried in Grave 8, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark,                                                  NJ.  Grave unmarked.

                                                At the age of 20 years, she came to America with her cousins, John Weir and                                                                Nellie Robinson, on the sailing vessel, "Agnes" (Master, Smallman) from                                                     Dublin, Ireland, entering the port of New York, May 31, 1848, after a voyage                                                   of  37 days from Milford, Wales, at which port, the "Agnes" had put in for two                                                               weeks for repairs after colliding with a small vessel in St. George's Channel.

                                                On April 7, 1851, she married Robert Wakefield, at Newark, NJ, who died                                                        January 1, 1899; buried in Grave 9, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery,                                                              Newark, NJ.  Mary Jane Soden and Robert Wakefield had three children.  (See                                                        Table III.)

 

IV            ROBERT SODEN, born May 11, 1830, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 208 West                                                 Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland, June 6, 1886, at the age of 56 years and                                                          25 days.  His body was placed in the receiving vault, Loudon Park Cemetary,                                                              Baltimore, MD, June 9, 1886, and buried in Lot 38, SW 1/2, Section XXX,                                                        August 2, 1886.

                                                At the age of 22 years, he came to America with his father, mother, and sisters,                                            Elizabeth, Rebecca, Margaret, Sara, Eleanor and Isabelle II, on the sailing                                                    vessel "Parsee" (Master, Akitt), from the port of Liverpool, England, entering                                                                 the port of New York, June 1, 1852 after a voyage of thirty-eight days.

                                                On April 9, 1856 he married first, Miss Mary Susanna Nixson, at Philadelphia,                                     PA, who was born February 11, 1841 and died October 5, 1908; is buried in Lot                                      181, Section 36, Fernwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

                                                Robert Soden was granted a divorce from his first wife in the Circuit Court of                                                                 Baltimore, MD, July 13, 1872 and married a second time in Chicago, Illinois,                                                 probably in 1877.  There is no record of any children by the second wife.  The                                                                 first wife of Robert Soden later married a Mr. Schmidt.

                                                Robert Soden received his naturalization papers in the Circuit Court of                                                     Baltimore, MD, November 4, 1872.

                                                Robert Soden and Mary Susanna Nixson had one child. (See Table IV)

 

V                ISABELLE SODEN I, born May 13, 1832, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at Carrick-on-                                                          Shannon, Ireland, January 12, 1835, at the age of 2 years, 7 months, 29 days.                                                                  Is buried at Carrick-On-Shannon.

 

VI                WILLIAM SODEN, born August 4, 1834, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 443 South                                                                 Main Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, 1912,                                                                 at the age of  77 years, 7 months, 14 days; is buried in Pine View Cemetery,                                                     Rocky Mount, NC.

                                                At the age of 16 years, he came to America with his sister, Anna (25) on the                                                     sailing vessel "British Queen" (Master, Conway) from Dublin, Ireland, entering                                                 the port of New York, November 7, 1850, after a voyage of fifty-two days.

                                                In 1854, he married first, Miss Margaret Morrow, at Philadelphia.

                                                William Soden and Margaret Morrow had three children (Table VI-A).

                                                On October 9, 1860, William Soden received his naturalization papers from the                                    Court of Essex County, Newark, NJ, and on August 10, 1863 he enlisted for                                                           service in the Civil War.  (See War Record of William Soden).

                                                On April 29, 1879, William Soden married second, Miss Rachel Ann Van                                                   Voorhis, of 405 West 32nd Street, New York City, at 51 Astor Street, Newark,                                                     NJ, the Rev. Isiah B. Hopwood, of Calvery Presbyterian Church, 80                                                                             Pennsylvania Ave., Newark, NJ, officiating.  Rachel Ann Van Voorhis was                                                          born at 87 Christopher Street, New York City, November 28, 1844; died at 443                                                          South Main Street, Rocky Mount, NC, 7:30 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 1917;                                                       buried in Pine View Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC.  William Soden and Rachel                                                            Ann Van Voorhis had six children.  (See Table VI-B).

 

VII                ELIZABETH SODEN, born November 18, 1836, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 51                                                               Astor Street, Newark, NJ, December 19, 1874, at the age of 38 years, 1 month,                                                                 1 day; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

                                                At the age of 16 years, she came to America with her father, mother, brother                                                   Robert, and sisters, Rebecca, Margaret, Sarah, Eleanor and Isabelle II, on the                                                                 sailing vessel "Parsee" (Master, Akitt) from the port of Liverpool, England,                                                                entering the port of New York, June 1, 1852, after a voyage of thirty-eight                                                       days.

                                                On May 10, 1858, Elizabeth Soden married David E. Greene, at Newark, New                                                    Jersey, who died May 20, 1915 in his eighty-fourth year, at 385 Lafayette                                                               Street, Newark, NJ, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, NJ, May                                        23, 1915.

                                                Elizabeth Soden and David E. Greene had five children.  (See Table VII).

 

VIII                REBECCA SODEN, born November 16, 1838, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died September                                                             11, 1929 at 69 South Tenth Street, Newark, NJ, at the age of 90 years, 10                                                           months, 25 days; is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.

                                                At the age of 14 years, she came to America with her father, mother, brother                                                   Robert, and sisters Elizabeth, Margaret, Sarah, Eleanor and Isabelle II, on the                                                                 sailing vessel "Parsee" (Master, Akitt) from the port of Liverpool, England,                                                                entering the port of New York, June 1, 1852, after a voyage of thirty-eight days.

                                                On October 1, 1860, she married Joseph Harris Stephens ,at Newark, NJ, who                                                 was born in London, England, November 19, 1837 and died by accident in                                                             Brooklyn, NY, December 28, 1894; buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark,                                                  NJ.

                                                For more than fifty years, Rebecca Soden Stephens lived at 114 Brunswick                                                      Street, Newark, New Jersey.

                                                Rebecca Soden and Joseph Harris Stephens had seven children. (See Table                                                             VIII).

 

IX                MARGARET SODEN, born November 14, 1840, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at Ocean                                                        Grove, New Jersey, Sunday, January 15, 1933, at the age of 92 years, 1 month,                                                    1 day; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, North Carolina.

                                                At the age of 12 years, she came to America with her father, mother, brother                                                   Robert, and sisters, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Sarah, Eleanor and Isabelle II, on the                                                                 sailing vessel "Parsee" (Master, Akitt), from the port of Liverpool, England,                                                                entering the port of New York, June 1, 1852.  Unmarried.

 

X             SARAH SODEN, born November 18, 1842, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 24 Crawford                                                Street, Newark, New Jersey, March 29, 1858, at the age of 15 years, 4 months,                                                  11 days; buried in Grave 7, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark,                                                  NJ.  Grave unmarked.

                                                At the age of 10 years, she came to America with her mother, father, brother                                                   Robert, and sisters, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Margaret, Eleanor and Isabelle II, on                                                                 the sailing vessel  "Parsee" (Master, Akitt), from the port of Liverpool,                                                                 England, entering the port of New York, June 1, 1852.  Unmarried.

 

XI                ELEANOR SODEN, born August 6, 1845, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 100 Webb                                                                 Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ, 9 p.m., Friday, March 9, 1934 at the age of 88 years, 7                                                  months, 3 days; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, North Carolina,                                                                March 14, 1934.

                                                At the age of 7 years, she came to American with her father, mother, brother                                                     Robert, and sisters Elizabeth, Rebecca, Margaret, Sarah and Isabelle II, on the                                                          sailing vessel "Parsee" (Master, Akitt), from the port of Liverpool, England,                                                                entering the port of New York, June 1, 1852, after a voyage of thirty-eight                                                       days.

                                                On November 9, 1865, she married Edwin Stephens, of London, England, at                                                            Newark, NJ, who died December 22, 1922 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery,                                              Henderson, NC.

                                                Eleanor Soden and Edwin Stephens had two children. (See Table XI).

 

XII                ISABELLE SODEN II, born March 18, 1847, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; died at 38 Spruce                                    Street, Newark, New Jersey, December 26, 1872, at the age of 25 years, 9                                                                 months, 8 days; buried in Grave 6, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery,                                                              Newark, NJ.  Grave unmarked.

                                                At the age of 5 years, she came to America with her father, mother, brother                                                   Robert, and sisters, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Margaret, Sarah and Eleanor, on the                                                          sailing vessel "Parsee" (Master, Akitt) from the port of Liverpool, England,                                                                entering the port of New York, June 1, 1852, after a voyage of thirty-eight days.                                            Unmarried.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- TABLES -

 

 

I                               ASSIGNED TO ANNA SODEN, WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 

II                             CHILDREN OF JOHN SODEN AND ANNA KING

 

III                            CHILDREN OF MARY JANE SODEN AND ROBERT WAKEFIELD

 

IV                            CHILDREN OF ROBERT SODEN AND MARY SUSANNA NIXSON

 

V                             ASSIGNED TO ISABELLE SODEN I, WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 

VI-A                       CHILDREN OF WILLIAM SODEN AND MARGARET MORROW

 

VI-B                        CHILDREN OF WILLIAM SODEN AND RACHEL ANN VAN VOORHIS

 

VII                           CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH SODEN AND DAVID E. GREENE

 

VIII                         CHILDREN OF REBECCA SODEN AND JOSEPH HARRIS STEPHENS

 

IX                            ASSIGNED TO MARGARET SODEN, WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 

X                             ASSIGNED TO SARAH SODEN, WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 

XI                            CHILDREN OF ELEANOR SODEN AND EDWIN STEPHENS

 

XII                          ASSIGNED TO ISABELLE SODEN II, WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 

 

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TABLE I

 

 

 

ASSIGNED TO ANNA SODEN, WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

TABLE Ii

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN SODEN AND ANNA KING

 

I               Caleb Soden, born December 31, 1854, at Newark, New Jersey; died June 5, 1893; buried in                                                Reformed Church Cemetary, Brookdale, NJ; married Ella Pollard, daughter of James                                                 and Elizabeth Van Geisen Pollard, September 28, 1876, at Newark, NJ, who died at 503                          Clinton Ave., Neward, NJ, Tuesday, November 28, 1933; buried in Reformed Church                                                 Cemetery, Brookdale, New Jersey.  Issue:

 

                1st, Florence Soden, born June 6, 1877, at Newark, NJ; now living at 503 Clinton Avenue,                                                   Newark, New Jersey. 

 

II             Francis Henry Soden, born September 21, 1857, at Newark, NJ; died Febrary 14, 1914, at 4617                                    Champlain Avenue, Chicago; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago; married Emily                                      Redfern, April 9, 1885, in New York City, who now lives at 1705 East 85th Stree,                                      Chicago, Illinois.

                                Issue:

 

                1st, Edna Soden, born May 9, 1886, at 4617 Champlain Avenue, Chicago; now living at 1705                                         East 85th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

 

                2nd, Emily Frances Soden, born July 16, 1890, at 4617 Champlain Avenue, Chicago; died April                                       28, 1932; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

 

                3rd, Helen Soden, born Febrary 19, 1896, at 4617 Champlain Avenue, Chicago; now living at                                  7926 Vernon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; married Charles Brady, September 8, 1921, in                                               Chicago.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Charles Brady, Jr., born December 8, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois.

 

III            Rebecca Jane Soden, born February 22, 1860, at Philadelphia, PA; died May 22, 1866 at Newark,                    NJ; buried in Grave 4, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ, with her                                          grandmother, Mrs. Caleb Soden.

 

IV            John King Soden, born July 24, 1862, at Philadelphia, PA; now living at 1704 Southeast Fifty-                                   First Avenue, Portland, Oregon; married Anna Gunz, May 4, 1901, at Oshkosh,                                                 Wisconsin.  No children.

 

V             Anna Margaret Soden, born February 8, 1867, at Newark, NJ; now living at 11 Mertz Avenue,                                                 Hillside, NJ; married William John Henderson, June 28, 1893, at Newark, NJ.  Issue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE Ii

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN SODEN AND ANNA KING (Continued)

 

                1st, Frederick John Henderson, born July 13, 1894, at 147 Pennsylvania Avenue, Newark, NJ;                                          now living at 1423 North Broad Street, Hillside, NJ; married Anna Gordon, January 7,                                             1923, in New York City.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Herbert Gordon Henderson, born December 19, 1925, in New York City.

 

                2nd, Harold David Henderson, born December 25, 1899, at 95 Sherman Avenue, Newark, NY;                                          now living at 420 Wilden Place, South Orange, NJ; married Kathryn Gertrude Kuhn,                                     February 18, 1922, at Newark, NJ.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Jean Elizabeth Henderson, born January 24, 1924, at Newark, NJ.

 

                                (b)  Robert Graham Henderson, born April 30, 1928, at East Orange, NJ.

 


 

 

 

 

 

TABLE IIi

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF MARY JANE SODEN AND ROBERT WAKEFIELD

 

I               Emma Wakefield, born June 17, 1852; died October 13, 1856 at the age of 4 years, 3 months, 26                                            days; buried in Grave 7, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ, with                                 Alfred E. Wakefield and Sarah Soden.

 

II             Adah Elsie Wakefield, born February 6, 1864 at 50 Bank Street, Newark, NJ; now living at 10                                            Birchwood Ave., East Orange, NJ; married Mark H. Thompson, April 23, 1885, who                                        died July 25, 1927 at East Orange, NJ in his sixty-eighth year, and is buried in                                                     Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.  Issue:

 

                1st, Robert Wesley Thompson, born January 21, 1886 at 38 Emmett Street, Newark, NJ; now                                                 living at 10 Birchwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ; married Alice May Bennett, October                                  22, 1907, who died in an automobile accident at Montclair, New Jersey, October 28,                                           1927 in her forty-third year, and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Richard Bennett Thompson, born February 12, 1910, at 43 South Sixth St., Newark,                                           NJ; married Marion Garis Buntin, February 6, 1932.  Issue:

 

                                                1.  Mary Jane Thompson, born October 16, 1932.

 

III            Alfred Edward Wakefield, born November 20, 1866; died August 13, 1868, at the age of 1 year, 8                    months, 23 days; buried in Grave 7, Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark,                                  NJ, with Emma Wakefield and Sarah Soden.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

TABLE IV

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT SODEN AND MARY SUSANNA NIXSON

 

I               Robert H. Soden, born March 22, 1857 at Philadelphia, PA; died December 2, 1903; is buried in                                 Fernwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA; married Pauline B. Smith, at Philadelphia, PA,                                 September 6, 1876, who was born May 16, 1857.

 

                1st, Mary Soden, born January 6, 1878; died January 6, 1878; is buried in the Philanthropic                                        Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

 

                2nd, Alfred Charles Soden, born January 17, 1879; now living at 1624 South Second Street,                                     Philadelphia, PA; married Miss Bertha M. Widman, April 23, 1899.  Issue, twins:

 

                                (a)  Robert H. Soden, Jr., born April 16, 1905; died July 4, 1905.

 

                                (b)  William Soden, born April 16, 1905; died July 5, 1905.

 

                3rd, Bessie A. Soden, born May 17, 1884; now living at 1624 South Second St., Philadelphia,                                         PA; married Leonidas Latham, April 9, 1910.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Robert Charles Soden Latham, born December 14, 1911.

 


 

 

 

 

 

TABLE V

 

 

 

ASSIGNED TO ISABELLE SODEN  I WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 


 

TABLE Vi-a

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM SODEN  AND MARGARET MORROW

 

I               William Soden II, born December 9, 1854 on Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA; died on October 7,                             1949 at the age of  94 years, 9 months 29 days while living at 294 Tarboro St., Rocky                                     Mount, NC; buried in Pine View Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC.  Owned and operated W.                          Soden & Sons Shoe Repair, 115 Tarboro St., Rocky Mount, NC; was 1st Flagman on                                           W.W. Railroad.  Married Mrs. Willie Mae Elliott, born in 1879 and died on February 8,                                            1940 at the age of 63; buried in Pine View Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC.  She was found                     dead in a bathtub by her son Thaddus.  She was the former Willie Mae Wester,                                                  Franklin, VA.  Issue:

 

                1st, William Soden III, born July 26, 1900 at 294 Tarboro St., Rocky Mount, NC, died March 12,                              1972 at 1116 Tarboro St., Rocky Mount, NC from Heart Attack.  Married to Goldie Jean                       Lassiter on April 3, 1930 at Norfolk, VA, who was born near Ahoskie, NC on August                                  16, 1905; died on February 16, 1983.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  William Soden IV, born January 4, 1931 at 313 Ambler Ave., Rocky Mount, NC;                                                         now living in Wood, NC (7053 NC Highway 561, Louisburg, NC); married on                                                             August 5, 1956 to Mrs. Hilda Hillard House Soden who was born on December                                                              8, 1935 in Franklin County, NC (near Wood, NC).

 

                                (b)  John Marshall Soden, born March 9, 1935 at 313 Ambler Ave., Rocky Mount, NC;                                                         now living at 850 South Glendale Ave., Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  First                                                      marriage was on January 6, 1957 in Rocky Mount, NC to Mrs. Gretchen Ann                                                        Zabawa Soden who was born January 5, 1938 in Washington, NC.  Second                                                   marriage was on April 22, 1983 in Rocky Mount, NC to Joyce S. House who                                                        was born in 1942 in Tarboro, NC  Third marriage was on November 30, 1986                                                  in Rocky Mount, NC to Mrs. Elizabeth Baker Merritt.  Issue from First                                                    Marriage:

 

                                                (1)  Annie Laurie Soden, born on October 11, 1960 at 1229 Hill St., Rocky                                                                     Mount, NC.  Married Randy M. Neville and was separated on May 13,                                                  1997.  Issue:

 

                                                                1  Crystal Neville, born March 3, 1989.

 

                                                                2  Eathan Neville, born May 17, 1991.

 

                                                (2)  John Marshall Soden, Jr., born on December 30, 1969 at 1229 Hill St.,                                                                          Rocky Mount, NC and now living in Ashville, NC.


 

TABLE Vi-a

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM SODEN  AND MARGARET MORROW (Continued)

 

                                (c)  Robert Gene Soden, born June 15, 1937 at 313 Ambler Ave., Rocky Mount, NC;                                                         now living at 3309 Valley Forge Road, S.W., Decatur, Alabama; first marriage                                                                 on November 30, 1959 to Elfriede Ulrich Soden who was born on October 9,                                                              1935 in Nieder-Mockstadt, Kreis Budingen, Germany, died on October 4, 1992                                     in Decatur, Alabama and buried in Pine View Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC.                                                         Second marriage on February 12, 1994 to Doris Faye Terry Pierce Soden who                                                            was born on October 3, 1937 in Lawrence County (Near Moulton), Alabama.                                                               Doris' first marriage on March 19, 1955 to James Elwyn Pierce in Iuke,                                                       Mississippi, died October 4, 1991.

 

                                (d)  Dorothy Mae Soden, born and died on November 14, 1944; buried in Pine View                                                               Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC.

 

                2nd, Thaddus Wester Soden, born November 18, 1902 at 294 Tarboro Street, Rocky Mount,                                      North Carolina;  died while living at 1116 Tarboro Street, Rocky Mount, NC on May                                        28, 1974.  Married and divorced Vera Capps.

 

                3rd, Dorothy Mae Soden, born February 4, 1905 at 294 Tarboro Street, Rocky Mount, NC; died                                 on May 24, 1906 and buried in Pine View Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC.

 

                4th, Harry Soden, born May 30, 1907 at 294 Tarboro Street, Rocky Mount, NC; died on January                                  4, 1986 while living at 1148 Beal St., Rocky Mount, NC; married to Louise Owen                                         Drake Soden, who was born on February 26, 1912 in Franklin, VA and died on                                   December 9, 1996.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Harriett Louise Soden, born September 22, 1947 at 1148 Beal St., Rocky Mount,                                   NC; now living at 2929 Panthersville, Apt #24, Decatur, GA.; married to Anthony M.                                          Bell.

 

                                1.  Jamie C. Bell, date of birth unknown, in Atlanta, Georgia and currently resides in                                 that city.

 

                                (b)  Martha Anne Soden, born December 22, 1950 at 1148 Beal St., Rocky Mount, NC;                                           now living Knightdale, NC; married to Jerry G. Thornton.

 

                                1.  Hayley C. Thornton, born September 15, 1989, in Knightdale, NC and currently                                 resides in in that city.


 

TABLE Vi-a

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM SODEN  AND MARGARET MORROW (Continued)

 

                                2.  Candler G. Thornton, born July 27, 1987, in Knightdale, NC and currently                                 resides in that city.

 

                                (c)  Deborah Drake Soden, born July 26, 1955 at 1148 Beal St., Rocky Mount, NC, now                                 living in Raleigh, NC.; married Bryan Casey.  Deborah  has divorced Bryan.

 

                                1.  Lauren L. Casey, born in April 1988 in Raleigh, NC, and currently resides in                                 that city.

 

                                2.  Brooke Casey, born on August 1, 1989, Raleigh, NC, and currently resides in that                                 city.

 

II             Anna Maria Soden, born December 3, 1856 at 112 West Street, Newark, NJ;  lived at 61                                      Amherst St., East Orange, NJ at time of death (Date unknown).

 

III            Rebecca Carolina Soden, born November 18, 1862 at 112 West Street, Newark, NJ; lived at 2004                    Grove Ave., Richmond, VA; died 1962 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery, Richmond,                             VA; maried to W. J. Edmundson, March 3, 1886, at Rocky Mount, NC who died May                                        18, 1901 at Wilson, NC and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, NC.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Annie Mae Edmundson, born January 31, 1889 on Williams St., Goldsboro, NC,                                     died ?????? while living at 310 West 31st Street, Richmond, VA.

 


 

 

 

 

 

TABLE Vi-B

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM SODEN  AND RACHEL ANN VAN VOORHIS

 

I               John Voorhis Soden, born March 24, 1880 at 51 Astor Street, Newark, New Jersey and died                                        while living in Rocky Mount, NC on November 24, 1958.   Married Miss Ida Adelaide                                                Wheeler, of  Omaha, Nebraska, in Christ Church, Chicago, Illinois, at Noon, February                                                22, 1905 the Rev. Charles Herbert Young officiating.  She died at the residence of her                                    sister, Mrs. S. J. Hamilton, on Lake View Drive, West, Bright Waters, Long Island, 5:35                 a.m., Monday, April 7, 1930; interment in Fairmount Memorial, Newark, NJ, Floor                                                 AAA,  Section 5, Row 5, Cript 3, Wednesday afternoon, April 9, 1930.  Issue:

 

                1st, Jack Wheeler Soden, born 12:15 a.m., Sunday, December 17, 1905 at 22 North Seventh                                                 Street, Newark, New Jersey; died 6:30 a.m., December 19, 1905; buried in Grave 34,                                                Row 13, Hill 5, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ, 4 p.m., December 19, 1905, the Rev.                                                 Davis of Christ Church, East Orange, NJ officiating.

 

II             Caleb Soden, born July 5, 1881, on West Thomas Street, between North Church St., and North                                      Main St., Rocky Mount, NC; died August 18, 1881; buried in the old Methodist                                                 Churchyard on Falls Road, where the Braswell Memorial Library now stands, and in                                             1896 was transferred to Pine View Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC, and placed in the same                       grave with his brother, Robert Soden.

 

III            Robert Soden, born December 15, 1882 on West Thomas Street, between North Church Street                                        and North Main Street, Rocky Mount, NC; died July 18, 1883; buried in the old                                   Methodist Churchyard on Falls Road, where the Braswell Memorial Library now stands,                          and in 1896 was transferred to Pine View Cemetery, Rocky Mount, NC, and placed in                                                the same grave with his brother, Caleb Soden.

 

IV            Elizabeth Demarest Soden, born November 19, 1883 at 419 (now 443) South Main St., Rocky                                    Mount, NC; died at Raleigh, NC, November 1, 1918; buried in Pine View Cemetary,                                              Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

 

V             Isabelle Soden, born October 7, 1885 at 419 (now 443) South Main St., Rocky Mount, NC; died                                                while living at 731 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC; married first husband William                                 Dorsey Ricks, of Tarboro NC, in the First Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC, April 29,                                         1909, the Rev. Dr. I. M. Mercer officiating; married second husband Mr. Holcombe.                                             Issue:

 

                1st,  Henry Alley Ricks, born February 2. 1910, at 425 South Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC;                                         now living at Trenton, NJ; married Miss Mary Howe Henry, of Rocky Mount, NC, June                                 17, 1933 at Emporia, Virginia.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Judith Daniel Ricks, born 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 1934 at the Rocky Mount                                                                 Sanitorium, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE Vi-B

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM SODEN  AND RACHEL ANN VAN VOORHIS (Continued)

               

                2nd, Marian Soden Ricks, born March 26, 1916 at 419 (now 443) South Main Street, Rocky                                        Mount, NC; now living at 731 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC.

 

VI            Rachel Van Voorhis Soden, born November 14, 1887, at 419 (now 443) South Main Street,                                     Rocky Mount, North Carolina; now living at 110 South Pearl Street, Rocky Mount, NC;                                           married                 Frank Cherry Gorham, of Rocky Mount, NC, March 11, 1908, in the First                                   Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC, the Rev. Dr. I. M. Mercer officiating.  Issue:

 

                1st, Frank Wimberly Gorham, born August 25, 1909 at 115 South Grace Street, Rocky Mount,                                      NC; now living 416 Pembroke Ave., Norfolk, Virginia; married Miss Mabel Muse                                         Sergeant of 119 North McDowell St., Raleigh, NC, (who was born December 27, 1913),                      September 3, 1932 in Christ Church, Norfolk, Virginia.

 

                2nd, Rachel Voorhis Gorham, born March 8, 1916 at 411 Nash Street, Rocky Mount, NC; now                                                living at 110 South Pearl Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.


 

 

 

 

 

TABLE ViI

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH SODEN  AND DAVID E. GREENE

 

I               Mary Emma Greene, born October 9, 1859, at Newark, NJ; now living at 1103 1/2 Third                                       Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ; married Horace R. Putnam, at Newark, NJ, June 23, 1880,                                                 who died at Philadelphia, PA, December 26, 1923; buried in Evergreen Cemetery,                                              Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Issue:

 

                1st, Edna Elizabeth Putnam, born July 25, 1881, at Newark, NJ; died May 1, 1889; buried in                                                Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, NJ.

 

                2nd, Horace Leslie Putnam, born May 14, 1883, at Newark, NJ; died August 9, 1895; buried in                                                Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, NJ.

 

                3rd, Hattie Edith Putnam, born March 4, 1886, at Newark, NJ; now living at 1103 1/2 Third                                      Ave., Asbury Park, NJ; married Frederick G. Haney, at Philadelphia, PA, May 29, 1924.

 

                4th, Laura Ray Putnam, born May 24, 1888, at Newark, NJ; died September 16, 1889; buried in                                      Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, NJ.

 

II             David Henry Greene, born June 26, 1861 at Newark, NJ; now living at 57 Myrtle Ave.,                                                    Irvington, NJ; married Annie A. Sandford, December 19, 1883.  Issue:

 

                1st, Mary Elizabeth Greene, born June 4, 1885, at Newark, NJ; now living at 57 Myrtle.,                                  Irvington, NJ.  Unmarried.

 

                2nd, Ellen Sandford Greene, born July 3, 1888, at Newark, NJ; now living at 57 Myrtle Ave.,                                         Irvington, NJ; married William Howe Van Cleve, June 3, 1908, in the First Christian                                       Church, Irvington, NJ; died October 19, 1918, at 37 Treacy Ave., Newark, NJ; buried in                                Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  E. Elizabeth Van Cleve, born July 11, 1913, at Newark, NJ; now living at 57 Myrtle                                    Ave., Irvington, NJ.

 

III            William R. Greene, born July 29, 1863, at Newark, NJ; now living at 1209 Clinton Avenue,                                   Irvington, NJ; married Mary Katherine Probert, December 23, 1887, who died at 1209                                        Clinton Ave., Irvington, NJ, May 23, 1929 in her sixty-fifth year; internment in                                             Fairmount Memorial, Newark, NJ, May 25, 1929.  Issue:

 

                1st, Mabel Elizabeth Greene, born October 22, 1888, at Camden, NJ; now living at 1209                                                 Clinton Ave., Irvington, NJ; married Eli Lovis Schaaf, at Newark, NJ, June 5, 1912.                                   Issue:

 

                                (a)  Mabel Elizabeth Schaaf, born May 11, 1915, at Newark, NJ; now living at 1209                                                         Clinton Ave., Irvington, NJ.

 

 

 

 

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CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH SODEN  AND DAVID E. GREENE (Continued)

 

                2nd, Edna Katherine Greene, born April 22, 1899, at Newark, NJ; now living at 1083 Grove St.,                                               Irvington, NJ; married Charles H. Geikler, at Irvington, NJ, June 7, 1922.

 

IV            Harriet Rebecca Greene, born September 3, 1865, at Newark, NJ; now living at 320 Lawrence                                        Avenue, Highland Park, NJ; married William M. Bacheller, at Newark, NJ, October 31,                            1888, who died October 30, 1928, and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.                                           Issue:

 

1st, David A. Bacheller, born September 11, 1889, at Newark, NJ; now living at 19 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois; married Electra Cornellius, at Menominee, Michigan, August 13, 1917.  No Children.

 

2nd, Edith E. Bacheller, born May 3, 1898 at 73 Merchant Street, Newark, NJ; now living at 320 Lawrence Avenue, Highland Park, NJ; married Dr. John S. Whitehill, at 385 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ, March 18, 1924.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Marilyn Edyth Whitehill, born January 14, 1925, at Newark, NJ

 

                                (b)  John Swan Whitehill, born September 13, 1930, at New Brunswick, NJ.

 

V             Edwin Greene, born September 23, 1869, at Newark, NJ; now living at 243 New Street,                                                     Belleville, NJ; married Annie M. Zurmuehlen, at Newark, NJ, February 12, 1893.                                                  Issue:

 

                1st, Edwin Ray Greene, born April 2, 1894, at Newark, NJ; now living at 555 Garfield Avenue,                                 Jersey City, NJ; married, first, Marian G. Willhelm, at Harrison, NJ, July 25, 1917, who                        died March 25, 1925 and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Helen Margaret Greene, born at Kearney, NJ, October 20, 1918.

 

                                Edwing Ray Greene married, second, Hellene E. McCaffery, at Hartford, Conn., June 9,                                    1926.  Issue:

 

                                (b)  Robert Edwin Greene, born October 13, 1930, at Jersey City, NJ.

 

                2nd, David Edward Greene, born November 10, 1896, at Newark, NJ; died March 7, 1898;                                       buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, NJ.

 

                3rd, Charles Lyman Greene, born July 13, 1901, at Newark, NJ; now living at 243 New Street,                                     Belleville, NJ.


 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE ViII

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF REBECCA SODEN  AND JOSEPH HARRIS STEPHENS

 

I               Henry Winfield Stephens, born July 10, 1861, at Newark, New Jersey; died August 6, 1861;                                    buried in Plot "G", Section 7, Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ, in the same grave with                                   his Grandfather Caleb Soden.

 

II             Albert James Stephens, born December 14, 1862, at Newark, New Jersey; now living at 69 South                                 Tenth Street, Newark, NJ.  Married Elizabeth Agnes Goeller, January 23, 1889, at                                             Newark, NJ.  Issue:

 

1st, Elsie Isabelle Stephens, born November 10, 1889, at Newark, New Jersey; died February 29,            1976 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.  Married Joseph Lewis Fiacre, February 28, 1918, in the Roseville Avenue Presbyterian Church, Newark, NJ.  Issue:

 

(a)  Albert Eugene Fiacre, born August 29, 1913, at Maplewood, NJ.  Had 4 wives and 3 children (names unknown).

 

(b)     Elizabeth Emma Fiacre, born February 6, 1915, at Maplewood, NJ; died April 9, 1991, in Bradenton, Florida.  Married William Wright and had 2 children (names unknown).

 

(c)  Doris Elsie Fiacre, born May 13, 1917, at Maplewood, NJ; died June 30, 1981 in  Baltimore, Maryland.  Married Donald Tag and had 4 children (names unknown).

(d)  Josepine Louise Fiacre, born May 8, 1924, at Maplewood, NJ. Married twice and has two sons (Scott and Randall Mackenzie).  First husband name is unknown.  Married second time to George Krauss.

 

III            Harry Edward Stephens, born February 17, 1865, at Philadelphia, PA; died July 21, 1926, at                                             Charlotte, North Carolina; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC.  Married, first                                         Josephine Byke at Muskegon, Michigan, February 13, 1893.  Issue:

 

                1st, Gladys Martha Stephens, born December 13, 1893, at Muskegon, Michigan; now living at                                  3648 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois.  Married Clarence M. Burnam, March 27,                                              1922, at Chicago, IL.

 

                Harry Edward Stephens, married, second, Viola Bonnell, in New York City, December 9, 1898,                                                 who now lives at 4 Veleda Mansions, 1233 E. Boulavard, Charlotte, North Carolina.                                                Issue:

 

                2nd, Berylyn Stephens, born July 17, 1900, at Sag Harbor, Long Island; now living at 4 Veleda                                             Mansions, 1233 E. Boulavard, Charlotte, NC

 

 

 

 

TABLE ViII

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF REBECCA SODEN  AND JOSEPH HARRIS STEPHENS (Continued)

 

               

3rd, Roger Albert Stephens, born March 10, 1905, at Jacksonville, Florida; now living at 4                              Veleda Mansions, 1233 E. Boulevard, Charlotte, NC.  Married Catherine M. Gardner,                                 October 8, 1933, at Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

                4th, Viola Bonnell Stephens (twin), born December 22, 1909, at Columbia, South Carolina; now                                       living at 900 Selwyn Avenue Extended, Charlotte, North Carolina.  Married Gaston                                   Barnabas Cashwell, January 31, 1932, at York, South Carolina.  Issue:

               

                                (a)  Edith Lynn Cashwell,d born January 13, 1933, at Wadesboro, North Carolina; now                                                        living at 900 Selwyn Avenue Extended, Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

                5th, Helen Stephens (twin), born December 22, 1909, at Columbia, South Carolina; died                                        December 23, 1909, at Columbia, South Carolina; buried in Elmwood Cemetery,                                              Columbia, South Carolina.

 

IV            Joseph Clarence Stephens, born April 27, 1867, at Newark, NJ; died February 23, 1921, at                                             Rialto, California; internment in Mountain View Mausoleum, San Bernardino,                                                           California.  Married, first, Hattie Augusta Rowley, October 8, 1884, at Newark, NJ, who                 was born in New Britain, Conn., October 5, 1861; died October 9, 1920; buried in                                      Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Issue:

 

                1st, Clarence Rand Stephens, born February 13, 1885, at Brooklyn, New York; now living at                                             ..................................................  Married Edith Stacey, April 3, 1912, at Seattle,                                     Washington.  (When last heard from (1912), he was a member of Battery D, 2nd Field                                       Artillery, U.S. Army, stationed at Vancouver, Washington.)  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Lillian ........... Stephens, born .............. at .........................; now living at ...............                                                 .............................................................................................................

 

                2nd, Walter Leland Stephans, born November 18, 1887, at Brooklyn, NY; now living at 128                                          Wright Street, Newark, New Jersey; married first, Mildred Louise Weisenstine,                                         September 21, 1909, at Newark, NJ, who died at Newark, NJ, March 13, 1914; buried in                      Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, NJ.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Clifford Leland Stephens, born November 13, 1910, at Newark, NJ; now living at                                                 128 Wright Street, Newark, NJ; married Dora Joan Martucci, February 28,                                                          1933, at Newark, NJ, who was born October 7, 1915 at Philadelphia, PA.

 

                2nd, Walter Leland Stephans, married, second, Mary E. Abt, April 21, 1915, at Newark, NJ, who                 was born April 2, 1884, at Newark, New Jersey.  Issue:

 

                               

 

 

TABLE ViII

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF REBECCA SODEN  AND JOSEPH HARRIS STEPHENS (Continued)

 

 

(b)  Walter Howard Stephens, born March 13, 1916, at Newark, NJ; now living at 128                                          Wright Street, Newark, NJ.

 

                                (c)  William Stephens, born January 24, 1919, at Newark, NJ; died June 2, 1919; buried                                                          in Woodland Cemetery, Newark, NJ.

 

                                (d)  John James Stephens, born May 1, 1920, at Newark, NJ; died April 12, 1925; buried                                          in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, NJ.

 

                                (e)  Frederick George Stephens, born November 20, 1922, at Newark, NJ; died April                                                       April 11, 1925; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

 

                Joseph Clarence Stephens, married, second Lillian Mamie Welsh, March 16, 1905, at Redlands,                                                 California, who now lives at 108 West Foothill Boulevard, Rialto, California.  Issue:

 

                1st, Emmett Elbert Stephens, born December 16, 1906, at Rialto, California; now living at 391                                           Clifford Street, Rialto, California.  Married Alice Marion Woodward, at Riverside,                                              California, March 17, 1926.   Issue:

 

                                (a)  Donald Joseph Stephens, born November 12, 1926, at Fontana, California; now                                                     living at 391 Clifford St., Rialto, Calif.

 

                                (b)  Barbara Ann Stephens, born January 17, 1932, at Maywood, California; now living                                                      at 391 Clifford St., Rialto, California.

 

                2nd, John Anderson Stephens, born December 2, 1911, at Rialto, California; now living at 108                                           West Foothill Boulevard, Rialto, Calif.

 

V  William Ward Stephens, born September 9, 1869, at 114 Brunswick Street, Newark, NJ; died September 1940 in New York City and is buried in Fairmount Cemetary, Newark, NJ.  Married Ida Mae Pierpont, September 11, 1904, in New York City.  He is known professionally as Ward-Stephens and is regarded as a conductor of great virility and strong personality; a musician and teacher of renowned reputation.  At the age of 5, he was playing in public, entirely by ear and at the age of 16, he was a well known pianist.  He absorbed a fine college education and  then went to Europe, where for twelve years he studied with some of the greatest                 musicians, including Leschetizky, Rosenthal, DePachmann, Moszkowski, Dreyshock, Sauer, Breitner, Messenet, Saint-Saens, Widor and Navratil.  While in Europe he Russianized his name at the suggestion of Sibyl Sanderson, and to this day he is known in European countries as "Stefanski".  Emily Sauer writes about him in his book called "Meine Welt", and speaks of him as a young man of very great talents.  Studied at 680 Madison Avenue, New York City.  Issue:

 

 

 

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CHILDREN OF REBECCA SODEN  AND JOSEPH HARRIS STEPHENS (Continued)

 

1st, Ruth Pierpont Stephens, born December 5, 1908; now living at 528 Riverside Drive, New                                        York City.  She is Publicity Director for Camp Fire Girls, Inc., 41 Union Square, New                                        York City.

 

VI            Walter Raymond Stephens, born July 3, 1872, at 114 Brunswick Street, Newark, New Jersey;                                          died April 8, 1944 in Arlington, New Jersey and is buried in Fairmount Cemetary,     Newark, New  Jersey.  Married, first, Marian McKenzie Shier, in New York City, January 22, 1902, who died October 24, 1904, and is buried in Roseland Cemetery, Orange, New Jersey.  Of this union there were no children. Walter Raymond Stephens married second, Katherine Kuypar, January 12, 1908, at Trenton, New Jersey.  Issue:

 

                1st, Vesta Marie Stephens, born September 12, 1913, at Trenton, New Jersey; now living at 25                                             Oakwood Avenue, Arlington, New Jersey.

 

                2nd, Arline Frances Stephens, born November 7, 1915, at San Bernardino, California; now                                     living at 25 Oakwood Avenue, Arlington, NJ.

 

                3rd, Robert Louis Stephens, born July 19, 1917, at San Bernardino, California; now living at 25                                             Oakwood Avenue, Arlington, NJ.

 

VII           Rebecca Isabelle Stephans, born April 11, 1875, at 114 Brunswick Street, Newark, New Jersey;                                          died Tuesday, May 21, 1929, at 114 Brunswick Street, Newark, NJ.  Funeral services                                   were held at the "Home for Services", 160 Clinton Avenue, Newark, NJ, 2 p.m.,                                        Thursday, May 23, 1929; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Neward, New Jersey.

 

 


 

 

 

TABLE IX

 

 

 

ASSIGNED TO MARGARET SODEN, WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 

 

 


TABLE X

 

 

 

ASSIGNED TO SARAH SODEN, WHO DIED UNMARRIED

 

 

 


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CHILDREN OF ELEANOR  SODEN AND EDWIN STEPHENS

 

 

I               Edwin James Stephens, born Steptember 6, 1871, at 38 Spruce Street, Newark, New Jersey; died                                           at Baltimore, Maryland, March 22, 1900; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson,                                           North Carolina.  Unmarried.

 

II             Eleanor Daisy Stephens, born January 8, 1876, at 38 Spruce Stree, Newark, New Jersey; now                                 living at 100 Webb Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey; married Lieutenant John                                   Somerville Eaton Young, of the Eighth Cavalry, U.S. Army, July 9, 1901, at Henderson,                           North Carolina, who was born at Henderson, NC, January 3, 1873; enlisted as a private                                    in Company H, 12th Infantry, U.S. Army, August 25, 1894, and after twenty-seven years                      of active service, was retired as Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, June 4, 1921; died at                                          Philadelphia, PA, October 1, 1925, and was buried on Dewey Circle in Arlington                                               National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia.    Issue:

 

                1st, John Somerville Eaton Young, Jr., born September 12, 1903, at Henderson, North Carolina;                                                now First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at Pensacola, Florida; married                                    Augusta Ware Webb Ford Andrews (born January 8, 1906), at Raleigh, North Carolina,                                                September 10, 1927, in the First Presbyterian Church.   Issue:

 

                                (a)  Augusta Webb Andrews Young, born October 6, 1928, at Quantico, Virginia.

 

                                (b)  Eleanor Stephens Young, born November 22, 1929, at Quantico, Virginia.

 

                2nd, Edwin James Stephens Young, born January 9, 1906, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; now                                      Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, stationed at Honolulu, Hawaii; married Alice Harrison Warren,                                                 at Norfolk, Virginia, February 25, 1932.

 

                3rd, Joseph Burwell Hawkins Young, born September 24, 1908, at Henderson, North Carolina;                                                now Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, stationed at San Diego, California; married Margaret                                 Grimes Schmick, at Baltimore, MD., March 23, 1931.  Issue:

 

                                (a)  Nancy Mary Young, born October 19, 1932, at Baltimore, Maryland.             

 

 


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                            1                            Mrs. John Soden                            Oct 10, 1901

                            2                            John Soden                            Jan 12, 1903

                            3                            Caleb Soden                            Aug 22, 1855

                            3                            Henry W. Stephens                            Aug  6, 1861

                            4                            Mrs. Caleb Soden                            Oct 22, 1891

                            4                            Rebecca Jane Soden                            May 22, 1866

                            5                            Anna Soden                            Jun 21, 1899

                            6                            Isabelle Soden II                            Dec 26, 1872

                            7                            Sarah Soden                            Mar 29, 1858

                            7                            Emma Wakefield                            Oct 13, 1856

                            7                            Alfred E. Wakefield                            Aug 13, 1868

                            8                            Mrs. Robert Wakefield                            Aug 11, 1879

                            9                            Robert Wakefield                            Jan   1, 1899

 

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This property was deeded to John Soden, of Newark, NJ, March 29, 1858, by Joseph A. Halsey, President, Board of Managers, Fairmount Cemetery Association, Newark, NJ.  Deed witnessed by Wm. S. Squire.  The plot contains approximately three hundred square feet.

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