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McGEE, Henrietta[1]

Female 1844 - 1871  (27 years)


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  • Name McGEE, Henrietta 
    Born 1844  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1871  South Avon, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I180  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Family 1 FRANKLIN, Reuben Benjamin,   b. 1 Jul 1841, near South Bolivar, NY, in Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1919, Portland, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [1
    Married 1 May 1857 
    Children 
     1. FRANKLIN, Charles Avery,   b. Nov 1861, Allegheny County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 DROCK, Marcello Austin,   b. 5 Jan 1841, Caneadea, Allegany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [1
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • [depositions of Della Franklin, Eva Fitzgerald, Mary Clemmens, Marcello "Dean", et al]. [1860 Federal Census & 1865 New York Census].


      Henrietta and Reuben married in Oramel, Allegany, New York while Reuben's half sister, Mary Clemmens, was out of town on a visit, sometime in late 1860 or 1861. They stayed with Mary Clemmens "...more or less ..." after they were married, and Henrietta stayed on with Mary after Reuben enlisted in the army in October, 1861. She was very pregnant at the time of Reuben's enlistment.
      Henrietta had a son, Charles Avery Franklin, who lived with his father until he was about 18.
      Henrietta apparently ran off with another man, Marsillo Dean [actually Marcello Austin Drock, Reuben's cousin], while Reuben was at the war. She probably left Charles in the care of Reuben's aunt, Mary Clemmens, when she left.
      It was asserted that Henrietta " ... ran with other men ..." while Reuben was in the army, and that when he came home on leave around Christmas, 1863 he "... did not find her at home ...".
      It was also asserted that Henrietta was cruel to her baby, and once threw him out into the snow where he was found by Susan Thompson. He is said to have had two toes amputated because of this incident.
      However, in the 1865 census Henrietta is shown still living with Charles and Susan Thompson along with Mary Clemmens, Jacob & Esther Aust, and other members of the Franklin/Churchill/Drock family. This after Della and Reuben claimed to have married in Washington, D.C.
      Some time after she and Marcello started living togther they visited Reuben & Della on their farm near Scio and requested Reuben sign a "Bill of Separation".
      Henrietta died in South Avon, New York, in a carriage accident when "... the horses ran away with her .." one day around 1871.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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