Sunday, July 1, 2012


I know dreams are not science but my dream gave me a new hypothesis on Cornelia Palon
Maybe Cornelia was born in New York and is Irish descent. I dreamt her mother ran away from Mr. Palon to Wisconsin and died in Wisconsin so Cornelia was sent back to NY. Not likely but a theory.
I have a James Palon in my Cornelia Palon Bible that says he died August 24, 1887. I wonder if this is the James Palon in Chicago.  Could he be Cornelia's father or uncle?
In the 1850 NY census there is a Cornelia Palon and an Amelia Palon who were enumerated with
James Palon of Oswego County in October 1850 and there is an Orthera Palon enumerated in August 1850 with 
the George Scoville in Wisconsin. I know this Orthera is my Cornelia Palon from my research.
In 1880 there is a James Palon living in Chicago. Could he be the one?
I wish I could find the answers to this one.  Grandma where are you when I need you?

Here is the transcript from my AMES family Bible:

This family Bible belonged to grandmother Nancy Theo AMES. It is an American Bible Society Bible dated 1875 with the information below written in it. It is hard to read in some parts because the handwriting is faded. Any information on these AMES or PALON families of Albion, Dane County, Wisconsin would be appreciated. 

The Bible was in possession of my mother who received it from her mother, Nancy Theo Ames.  I don't know who made all the early entries in the Bible. I know my mom added the marriage of Ludwig Hansen and  Blanche Hansen. The old entries are in red and green ink as they are faded. We don't know who entered them in the Bible but it was someone who knew all the dates.

Oh what mysteries we find and may never know the answers to. 
BIRTHS Albion, Dane Co, Wisconsin
Ira Daniel AMES was born July 4, 1842
Cornelia Aeilia PALON was born April 29, 1847
Charles Henry AMES was born October 5, 1870
Ruth Frances AMES was born January 11, 1872
Chauncy Elmer AMES was born November 15, 1873
George Elbert AMES was born March 7, 1878[?] [or 1876?] in Johnstown, Rock Co, Wisconsin
Hiram Eldson or Edson AMES was born September 24, 1880 in Milton, Rock Co, Wisconsin
Nancy Theo AMES was born January 4, 1883 in Milton, [same]
William Scott AMES was born October 9, 1884 in Milton, [same]
Rosie B. AMES was born March 14, 1889 in Milton, [same]
Marvin Franklin AMES was born November 2, 1890 in Rock Co., Wisconsin
25 Ira D. AMES married to
21 Cornelia A. PALON on June 25, 1868
27 Otis E. BROWN was married to
15 Frankie R. AMES October 13, 1887
[Inserted here between the marriages:]
Mrs. C AMES died March 2, 1893
25 Charles H. AMES was married to
20 Mary SKEIGELMEYER September 15, 1895
27 Hiram E. AMES was married to
29 Mary JOHNSON December 4, 1906
Ludwig HANSEN was married to Nancy Theo AMES March 6, 1904
Blanche HANSEN was married to Bill STEVENS July 25, 1942
Mrs. C. AMES died March 2, 1893
Chauncy E. AMES died May 10, 1886
Frankie B. BROWN died October 27, 1891
Ira D. AMES died September 21, 1895
Nancy Theo AMES HANSEN WORTHING died March 30, 1928
James PALON died August 24, 1887
Sarah S. CAMPBELL died August 1, 1882

[There is one other name which looks like:]
_____ W SCOUILLE or _______ W S COUILLE died November 15, 1852. This turned out to be
Scoville married to Altheah in 1860 in Wisconsin. Cornelia/Althera was living with Scoville in 1850 and her
sister Ruth Scoville Palmer was living with them in 1860. Ruth Scoville Palmer identified Cornelia Palon Ames as her sister in a newspaper.

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