Cornelia Fitzpatrick1

F, #4651, b. 27 April 1777, d. before 1783
FatherPeter Fitzpatrick b. 1752, d. bt Aug 1812 - Sep 1812
MotherCatherine Warner b. 1752, d. 12 Apr 1834
Baptism Name Her baptism name was Neeltje.1 
Birth*27 April 1777 Cornelia Fitzpatrick was born on 27 April 1777 at Tryon County, New York.1 
Baptism7 June 1777 She was baptized on 7 June 1777 at Caughnawaga Reformed Church, Fonda, Tryon County, New York; Witnesses: Abram Bertly and Peggy Bertly.1 
Death*before 1783 She died before 1783; There was no daughter her age in the Victualing lists of 1783 and 1786. 

Citations

  1. [S82] Maryly B Penrose, Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families, p 225, baptism entry.

John Fitzpatrick1

M, #4652, b. 7 April 1821, d. circa 1900
FatherWilliam Fitzpatrick1 b. c 1778, d. 31 Oct 1854
MotherMary Castleman1 b. c 1788, d. 25 Sep 1866
Birth*7 April 1821 John Fitzpatrick was born on 7 April 1821 at Charlottenburg Township, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada.1,2 
Baptism17 June 1821 He was baptized on 17 June 1821 at Trinity Church, Cornwall, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada; present were William Fitzpatrick father, Mary fitzpatrick mother, John Smyth god father, James Hanchett god father, Mary Hanchett godmother.2 
(Witness) Marriage28 December 1840 He witnessed the marriage of James Handchik and Marianne Fitzpatrick on 28 December 1840; James Handchik of the Township of Charlottenburg in the eastern districk, bachelor and Mary Ann Fitzparick of the same place, spinster, were married by licence this 28th day of Dec 1840. Witness was John Fitzpatrick.3 
Marriage*7 November 1848 John Fitzpatrick married Sarah Cryderman, daughter of Harmonus Cryderman and Sarah Putnam, on 7 November 1848 at Trinity Church, Cornwall, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada.4 
Anecdote* John and Sarah had the following children: Emily and Frances b.1 Dec 1849, John, James b.1858. Fanny b.1862, Edna b.1865, Clarissa b.1867, Charles b.1871, and Henry Herman b 7 May 1850.4 
Death*circa 1900 John Fitzpatrick died circa 1900 at East Ward, Cornwall Township, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada.4 

Family

Sarah Cryderman b. 7 Apr 1821, d. c 1905

Citations

  1. [S32] Loyalist Lineages of Canada, p374.
  2. [S36] Rosemary Benson, "Presley Genealogy," e-mail to John MayBee, 9 Oct 2000-12 Oct 2000, handcopied records from the Trinity Anglican Church of Cornwall.
  3. [S141] Descendants of Patrick Fitzpatrick, Sr, from Church Records on microfilm.
  4. [S141] Descendants of Patrick Fitzpatrick, Sr.

Patrick Benson

M, #4653, b. circa 1772, d. 6 January 1862
Birth*circa 1772 Patrick Benson was born circa 1772 at Ireland.1 
Marriage*4 February 1812 He married Katharine Pressly, daughter of John Presly and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, on 4 February 1812 at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Williamstown, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada.2 
Death*6 January 1862 Patrick Benson died on 6 January 1862 at Plantagenet Township, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada. 

Family

Katharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Children

Citations

  1. [S141] Descendants of Patrick Fitzpatrick, Sr.
  2. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Batch #: M584091, Film #: 0928968 (Ontario Church Records).

Katharine Pressly1

F, #4654, b. 19 June 1791, d. 10 April 1864
FatherJohn Presly1 b. bt 1764 - 1765, d. 13 Oct 1799
MotherElizabeth Fitzpatrick1 b. 1771, d. c 1850
Name Variation  Katharine Pressly was also known as Catharine.2 
Married Name Her married name was Benson. 
Birth1791 She was born in 1791 at Williamstown, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada.3 
Baptism*19 June 1791 She was baptized on 19 June 1791 at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Williamstown, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*4 February 1812 She married Patrick Benson on 4 February 1812 at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Williamstown, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada.4 
Death*10 April 1864 Katharine Pressly died on 10 April 1864 at Curran, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada, at age 72.5 

Family

Patrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
Children

Citations

  1. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Film #: 0928968 (Ontario Church Records).
  2. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Batch #: M584091, Film #: 0928968 (Ontario Church Records) Wedding.
  3. [S42] Submission by Barbara Maybee Carter, Maybee Society Member No. 3.
  4. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Batch #: M584091, Film #: 0928968 (Ontario Church Records).
  5. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

John Presly

M, #4655, b. 15 September 1793, d. 1856
FatherJohn Presly1 b. bt 1764 - 1765, d. 13 Oct 1799
MotherElizabeth Fitzpatrick b. 1771, d. c 1850
Name Variation  John Presly was also known as Jr. 
Name Variation  John Presly was also known as Presley. 
Baptism*15 September 1793 He was baptized on 15 September 1793 at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Williamstown, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada; of Cornwall.2,1 
Marriage*29 August 1815 He married Alma Ramond on 29 August 1815 at Williamsburg, Dundas County, Ontario, Canada.3 
Death*1856 John Presly died in 1856 at Jefferson County, New York.4 

Family

Alma Ramond b. Sep 1795
Children

Citations

  1. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Batch #: J584091,Film #: 0928968 (Ontario Church Records).
  2. [S33] Dee Rice, "Fitzpatrick," e-mail to John MayBee, baptisms - see attached exhibit.
  3. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Batch #: 8935205, Sheet #: 44, Film #: 1553617, Family Group Sheet Submitted by member.
  4. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

Alma Ramond1

F, #4656, b. September 1795
Married Name Her married name was Presley. 
Birth*September 1795 Alma Ramond was born in September 1795, daughter of John and Sara Cox. 
Marriage*29 August 1815 She married John Presly, son of John Presly and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, on 29 August 1815 at Williamsburg, Dundas County, Ontario, Canada.2 

Family

John Presly b. 15 Sep 1793, d. 1856
Children

Citations

  1. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Alma from son John's birth, Ramond from marriage.
  2. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Batch #: 8935205, Sheet #: 44, Film #: 1553617, Family Group Sheet Submitted by member.

William John Presley

M, #4657, b. 12 April 1818
FatherJohn Presly b. 15 Sep 1793, d. 1856
MotherAlma Ramond b. Sep 1795
Birth*12 April 1818 William John Presley was born on 12 April 1818 at Williamsburg, Dundas County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Batch #: 8803606, Sheet #: 54, Film #: 1396470, Family Group Sheet Submitted by member.

James N Presley

M, #4658, b. between October 1869 and November 1869, d. 13 August 1870
FatherBartholomew Presley b. 8 Oct 1835, d. 7 Oct 1909
MotherAnn Thornton b. bt 1837 - 1838, d. 23 Oct 1916
Birth*between October 1869 and November 1869 James N Presley was born between October 1869 and November 1869 at Kintore, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.1,2 
Death*13 August 1870 He died on 13 August 1870.3 
Burial* He was buried at West Nissouri Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada.4 

Citations

  1. [S36] Rosemary Benson, "Presley Genealogy," e-mail to John MayBee, 9 Oct 2000-12 Oct 2000, West Nissouri Twp. cemetery records, in Section A, Row C, died at 10 months.
  2. [S38] International Genealogical Index Online (IGI), Batch #: 7016808, Sheet #: 80, Film #: 0538510, Family Group Sheet Submitted by member. born Nov 1869.
  3. [S36] Rosemary Benson, "Presley Genealogy," e-mail to John MayBee, 9 Oct 2000-12 Oct 2000, West Nissouri Twp. cemetery records, died at 10 months.
  4. [S36] Rosemary Benson, "Presley Genealogy," e-mail to John MayBee, 9 Oct 2000-12 Oct 2000, West Nissouri Twp. cemetery records, in Section A, Row C.

Joseph Clement1

M, #4659, b. 1750, d. 1812
FatherLowis Cobes Clement b. 30 Nov 1725, d. 1781
Birth*1750 Joseph Clement was born in 1750 at Albany County, New York.1 
Death*1812 He died in 1812 at Niagara Township, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S32] Loyalist Lineages of Canada.

John Clement1

M, #4660, b. 27 December 1759, d. 11 February 1845
FatherLowis Cobes Clement b. 30 Nov 1725, d. 1781
Birth*27 December 1759 John Clement was born on 27 December 1759.1 
Death*11 February 1845 He died on 11 February 1845 at age 85.1 

Citations

  1. [S32] Loyalist Lineages of Canada.

William Fitzpatrick Jr.1

M, #4661, b. 11 September 1818, d. after 1871
FatherWilliam Fitzpatrick1 b. c 1778, d. 31 Oct 1854
MotherMary Castleman1 b. c 1788, d. 25 Sep 1866
Birth*11 September 1818 William Fitzpatrick Jr. was born on 11 September 1818 at Charlottenburg Township, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Baptism27 September 1818 He was baptized on 27 September 1818 at Trinity Church, Cornwall, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada; Present: William Fitzpatrick father, Mary Fitzpatrick mother, John Loney godfather, George Presley godfather, Mary Loney.1 
Anecdote* He and his wife Ann had the following children: Mary Jane b.9 Nov 1843, Elizabeth b.8 Nov 1844, Sarah J b.1847, Anne M b.1849, Peter b.1851, John b.1853, Dan b.1855 d. Jan 1871, Emma and Helen A b.1857, Norma b 1859, and Edwin b 1864.2 
Death*after 1871 He died after 1871 at Illinois.2 

Citations

  1. [S33] Dee Rice, "Fitzpatrick," e-mail to John MayBee, MicroFilm NA C-3028, parish register of Trinity (Anglican Church, Glengarry (1803-1846).
  2. [S141] Descendants of Patrick Fitzpatrick, Sr.

George Presley1

M, #4662, b. 13 April 1799, d. 25 February 1881
FatherJohn Presly b. bt 1764 - 1765, d. 13 Oct 1799
MotherElizabeth Fitzpatrick1 b. 1771, d. c 1850
Birth*13 April 1799 George Presley was born on 13 April 1799 at Cornwall Township, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada.2 
(Godparent) Baptism27 September 1818 He was named Godfather to William Fitzpatrick Jr. at his baptism on 27 September 1818 at Trinity Church, Cornwall, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada; Present: William Fitzpatrick father, Mary Fitzpatrick mother, John Loney godfather, George Presley godfather, Mary Loney.3 
Marriage* George Presley married Olive Cryderman, daughter of Hermanus Cryderman and Olive Bennett.4 
Death*25 February 1881 George Presley died on 25 February 1881 at North Plantagenet Township, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada, at age 81.2 
Burial* He was buried at Westminister Cemetery, Pendleton, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.4,5 

Family

Olive Cryderman b. 27 Jun 1796, d. 1 May 1886
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Dee Rice, "Fitzpatrick," e-mail to John MayBee, Note from Rosemary attached to file, was Wm Fitzpatrick's godfather.
  2. [S141] Descendants of Patrick Fitzpatrick, Sr.
  3. [S33] Dee Rice, "Fitzpatrick," e-mail to John MayBee, MicroFilm NA C-3028, parish register of Trinity (Anglican Church, Glengarry (1803-1846).
  4. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.
  5. [S139] Presleys of Canada online, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/p/r/e/KEITH-H-PRESLEY/

Bessie York1

F, #4663, b. 5 June 1890, d. 13 September 1969
FatherJohn Backhouse York b. 6 Feb 1845, d. 14 Jul 1892; age on cert 42!2
MotherElizabeth Dyke b. 8 Jun 1845, d. 8 Aug 1902; Mother's name given as Catherine!!?! possible sister in law as informant.2
Baptism Name Her baptism name was Elizabeth.3 
Married Name Her married name was Cruz. 
Nickname  Bessie York also went by the name of Betty in later years.4 
Married Name Her married name was Maybee. 
Married Name Her married name was Elizabeth York Cruz.5 
Name Variation  Bessie York was also known as Elizabeth York Arabus.6,7 
Birth*5 June 1890 She was born on 5 June 1890 at 620 N Montana Street, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana.2 
Marriage*14 June 1908 She married Orlow William Maybee, son of Milo Frederick Maybee and Mary Amanda Rufus, on 14 June 1908 at Wisdom, Beaverhead County, Montana.
"Witnesses were Bessie's brother-in-law and sister, Claude and Alice Schroeder."8,9 
Census*May 1910 Bessie York and Orlow William Maybee appeared on the census of May 1910 at Mussigbrod Ranch, Bowen, Beaverhead County, Montana.
Orlow D Maybee, Head, M, W, 30 M1, 1, Minnesota, New York, Canada, Ranch Laborer on Peter S Mussigbrod Hay Ranch
Bessie Maybee, Wife, F, W, 19, M1, 1 child born and living, Montana, England, England, none
Erich H. Maybee, Son, M, W, 11 months, S, Montana, Minnesota Montana, none
Robert Cairns, Step-father, M, W, 60, M,1, 10, Canada, Canada, Canada, immigrated in 1892, none
Mary A. Cairns, Mother, F, W, 50, M,2, 10, 4 children born and living, Canada, England, Ireland, immigrated in 1869, none.10 
Memo*1912 In 1912 Bessie York and Orlow William Maybee moved from Wisdom, MT to Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington.11 
Memo14 May 1914  On 14 May 1914 Bessie York and Orlow William Maybee sold Property to Chris J Aaberg, deed 96 DP 931 at Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington.12 
Memo*15 May 1914 Bessie York and Orlow William Maybee with Eric Herbert Maybee and Beulah Orlow Maybee left Mt Vernon, Washington to take herd of horses to Alaska gold fields via Jack Rabbit Trail on 15 May 1914.13 
Anecdote*22 May 1914 This family was admitted to Canada at the Port of Huntington, British Columbia on 22 May 1914:
O. B. Maybee, 35, M, Farmer, born in Minnesota, a US Citizen, traveling on Highway 68 from Mt. Hermon, Wash to Ft George. Has $1000.00 cash, 1 car of horses, effects $800.
Accompanied by:
Bessie Maybee, 24, F, Wife, born in Montana
Eric H. Maybee, 4, M, Son, born in Montana
Ethel C Maybee, 2, F, Daughter, born in Montana
Mrs Amanda Cairns, F, 64, Widowed Mother, born in Ontario, has $100 cash, traveling with son O. B. Maybee.14 
Anecdote The Death of Orlow Billy Maybee
In 1914 Billy learned that horses were in demand in Alaska, so he sold his Mount Vernon property and on May 14th purchased a string of horses.
These are the entries in his journal for that trip:
May 15, 1914 - Mt. Vernon, Washington. Started out. Camped at Blanch flour place.
17 May 16 - Bee went after colts. Fixed and packed goods.
May 17 - Sunday. Fixed wagon and tent poles. Fred and Uncle Billie came over. All horses in good shape.
May 18 - Monday. Broke camp. Stopped north of Burlington for dinner. Camped at Samish Lake for night. Ethel and Eric happy as larks. Bad Spell.
May 19 - Camped at Bellingham. Good camp.
May 20 - Took horses, got them shod. Colts and Flossey going to pull out at noon. Camped at dry camp in Cane.
May 21 - Pull into Sumas. Put horses in barn for inspection. Must stay here 24 hours.
May 22 - Still in Sumas. More inspection. Passed inspection. Ship to Ashcroft loading car. Grama and Bessie loaded car. Pulled out at 10 o'clock.
May 23 - In car. Grama, Bessie and the babies in the car, all happy. Came up the famous Fraser River Valley. Fine scenery. Cut alfalfa 4 feet high on the railroad right of way.
May 24 - Still on the road. Landed in Ashcroft 8:40. Unloaded horses, slept in car. [Ashcroft was the beginning point on the trip to the gold fields in Barkerville. Inns and hotels on the way were called by the number of miles they were from Ashcroft or Lillooet, i.e. 70 Mile House, etc.]
May 25 - Bessie got men to unload wagon. Hard looking country. Sand hills, no feed. Bought hay at $30.00 per ton and everything accordingly. Hundreds of people going to famous Fort George Country. Am no better.
May 26 - Pulled north this morning. Sagebrush and cactus. No feed. 18 miles first day. Camped on upper Cache Creek. Good camp. Am steadily getting worse.
May 27 - Broke 8:30 o'clock. Snow squall at noon. G & B carried water for dinner. Made bad camp on Alkali Lake. Good feed. No water for 5 miles.
May 28 - Pulled out 7:30. Made north of Clinton for dinner. Gave outfit pull up long hill. Horses got away. Bee and Grandma looked until 11 o'clock at night. No get um. Am worse. Small chance. [The country between Ashcroft is all up hill and the hill north of Clinton is a 7-mile grade!]
May 29 - Young fellows brought in horses. Lay up on 46-mile Creek. Women washed. Bee pulled boys up hill. Am about the same.
May 30 - Broke camp at 8 o'clock. Camped at railroad camp for dinner. Left main road going to Horse Lake. About the same.
May 31 - Fine morning. Can see geese and ducks on lake. Noon camp on Green Lake. Pulled over summit to the Anderson Bros. Ranch. 3,800 altitude. Too high for me. Just about the end. Can't get to Horse Lake. Turn tail.
June 1st - Made back to Green Lake. Night Camp. Little better. Seems impossible to find creek or lake with fish in. All alkali and soda. Bad night. Awful pain. Short breath.
June 2nd - Late start 8:50. Alkali lake for dinner. Lost baby chair. Camped at 70 Mile for supper. Women gave Bee milk. Poor feed. Soda water
June 3rd - Broke camp 7:30. Cool day. 8 miles for dinner. Night camp at old 87. Fair water and feed.
June 4th - getting worse."
This was the last entry in his journal.
Forty years later, Bessie wrote this account to her grandchildren; "I was 26 years old when Billie's mother, Eric, Ethel and myself started to travel by teams and wagons to Alaska. They drove with a covered wagon and 2 teams of workhorses, etc. Bill was quite ill at the time, but he had a mind of his own, so here it was again. I was strong as an ox, thank God. I never was too tired to be a slave for my work with caring for horses, caring for wagons, cutting, gathering wood, etc., making camp, seeing (to) everything, wagon wheels greased and harnesses sewed and in shape, nursing a real sick man, caring for 2 children and doing cooking, seeing there was plenty food, water to be hauled in barrels.
The night your grandfather died we came to the first house, a ranger's cabin. It had food in cans and a spring where cold, clear water ran, pure and so good. So we decided to rest the horses and ourselves that night. Billie was so cheerful and the children were so pleased to see their daddy was so much better. And he held both in his arms and said his prayers every night with them. But this night we asked God to bless and keep us safe. In the night I would be so tired. After the day's ride, I would light lanterns to scare away wild animals. This night the horses were tied and one, a black horse we called Irish would whinny when he saw any shadows or if a bush cracked. So I stirred the fire and gave Billie his medicine and made him a hot cup of cocoa and told him I would sing him a lullaby. It was a lullaby I sang each night to little Eric and Ethel and even Grandma Maybee, when they were awake.
Billie said to me, "Honey, I don't know what I would do without you. I am terrible sorry we sold our place to come here in the wilderness. I've enjoyed it after being cooped in houses so much. But, I know now you're a sweet wife that no one would put up with me but you." He put his arms around me and kissed me and said, "Well, Bessie, we always be together and no one can ever take me away."
Oh! I said, You and I will just be sweethearts forever in our new home, it won't be too far from here". So I tucked him in, kissed him and told him, "Now I will tuck your favorite horse, Irish in, and see how the rest of our horses are". I went and when I came back he seemed to be asleep, but it seemed death lurked in there. I arose and walked to a big Morris chair we had for his bed and when I looked down he was gone. I don't know just how I felt; I had lost the person who meant more to me than my life. I knew I would not let him be buried where wild animals would howl and snarl and I made a wooden box and put a blanket and covered him. But I shaved and clothed him and put him to sleep in this rough made box and I took one horse of the team blindfolded the horse and awoke his mother and between her and I we straightened the trunks flat, loaded the home-made coffin and the children.
The children, being small, were told that Jesus had taken daddy home. (She goes on to tell how she felt and of the loneliness and difficulty in getting help. She hired Indians to help load his body into the wagon and they refused to take any money, saying they hoped she would have better luck in the future. They took him to Clinton to an undertaking parlor and from there to Ashcroft.)
We gave your grandpapa a beautiful funeral, a nice marker of bronze is at his heart."
Winter had come hard when, on November 27, Bessie and her party wintered the horses in a logging camp at Cheschewwella (about 52 miles from Spokane, Washington) and wired Billie's oldest brother to come to Spokane to help. Meanwhile Bessie worked as a pastry cook and bread maker at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane to support the family. They returned to the Big Hole Valley the next spring. 
Residence1915 Bessie York lived in 1915 at 628 N Perry, Spokane, Washington; Bessie E. Maybee (wid Orlow B) dom N628 Perry.15 
Marriage4 August 1916 She married Maurico Gonsales Cruz on 4 August 1916 at Silver Bow County, Montana.4,16 
Residence*1932 Bessie York and Maurico Gonsales Cruz lived in 1932 at 405 N Cypress, Orange, Orange County, California; Maurice G Cruz (Bessie) barber and billiards, 405N Cypress, Orange, r same.17 
Residence*18 March 1951 Bessie York lived on 18 March 1951 at Camarillo State Hospital, Ward G-1, Camarillo, Ventura County, California.18 
Residencebetween 1958 and 1968 She lived between 1958 and 1968 at 170 'O' Nectarine Avenue, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California.19 
Death*13 September 1969 She died on 13 September 1969 at Casa Descanso, 1020 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, at age 79; Cerebral Thrombosis, due to Generalized Arteriosclerosis.19 
Burial*17 September 1969 She was buried on 17 September 1969 at Goleta Cemetery, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California. Inscription "McDermott-Crockett Mortuary."19,20 

Family 1

Orlow William Maybee b. 21 Oct 1876, d. 4 Jun 1914
Children

Family 2

Maurico Gonsales Cruz b. 22 Sep 1883, d. 7 Apr 1974
Child

Citations

  1. [S159] Personal Knowledge of John David MayBee.
  2. [S156] State of Montana Standard Certificate of Birth, of Elizabeth York. File 199, Reg 168.
  3. [S180] Elizabeth Dyke Backhouse York's Family Bible in possession of Eunice Mildred Collins. John MayBee has a copy of entries.
  4. [S162] Letter,Bessie York Maybee Cruz to Belva Louise Maybee.
  5. [S158] Death Certificate, State of California, of Elizabeth York Cruz, Registration District 4200, Certificate No. 1870
    Book 83, Page 110.
  6. [S158] Death Certificate, State of California, of Elizabeth York Cruz, Registration District 4200, Certificate No. 1870, Book 83, Page 110. Named as "aka' Elizabeth Arabus on death cetificate.
  7. [S162] Letter,Bessie York Maybee Cruz to Belva Louise Maybee, Signed name Mrs Elizabeth Arabus or Bessie Y Arabus.
  8. [S45] Marriage Certificate: State of Montana, No. 1010.
  9. [S162] Letter,Bessie York Maybee Cruz to Belva Louise Maybee, 15 Jun 1958.
  10. [S84] U. S. Census of Montana for 1910, lines 76-78, sheet 2, ED 1, Beaverhead County.
  11. [S162] Letter,Bessie York Maybee Cruz to Belva Louise Maybee, 15 Dec 1958.
  12. [S165] Unpublished family history of Belva Louise Maybee Perry.
  13. [S163] "Journal of Orlow Billie Maybee,."
  14. [S1] Ancestry.com, Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935.
  15. [S1] Ancestry.com, Spokane, Washington, City Directory, 1915.
  16. [S1] Ancestry.com, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  17. [S1] Ancestry.com, Anaheim, California, City Directory, 1932.
  18. [S167] Letter, Bessie York Cruz to Alice York Schroeder, 18 March 1951, Copy of Alice's letter to hospital attached to letter gives patient number.
  19. [S158] Death Certificate, State of California, of Elizabeth York Cruz, Registration District 4200, Certificate No. 1870, Book 83, Page 110.
  20. [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave Memorial# 13585617.
  21. [S44] U. S. Census of Montana for 1920, Lines 69-72, Sheet 10, ED 185, Ravalli County.

Eric Herbert Maybee1

M, #4664, b. 4 June 1909, d. 6 April 1950
FatherOrlow William Maybee b. 21 Oct 1876, d. 4 Jun 1914
MotherBessie York b. 5 Jun 1890, d. 13 Sep 1969
Name Variation  Eric Herbert Maybee was also known as Eric H Cairns.2 
Name Variation  Eric Herbert Maybee was also known as Eric.3 
Birth*4 June 1909 He was born on 4 June 1909 at Bowen, Beaverhead County, Montana.3 
Baptism8 July 1909 He was baptized on 8 July 1909 at Wisdom, Beaverhead County, Montana; by Reverend G. W. Kaufman, Pastor.4 
(Witness) CensusMay 1910 Eric Herbert Maybee appeared on the census of May 1910 in the household of Orlow William Maybee and Bessie York at Mussigbrod Ranch, Bowen, Beaverhead County, Montana,
; Orlow D Maybee, Head, M, W, 30 M1, 1, Minnesota, New York, Canada, Ranch Laborer on Peter S Mussigbrod Hay Ranch
Bessie Maybee, Wife, F, W, 19, M1, 1 child born and living, Montana, England, England, none
Erich H. Maybee, Son, M, W, 11 months, S, Montana, Minnesota Montana, none
Robert Cairns, Step-father, M, W, 60, M,1, 10, Canada, Canada, Canada, immigrated in 1892, none
Mary A. Cairns, Mother, F, W, 50, M,2, 10, 4 children born and living, Canada, England, Ireland, immigrated in 1869, none.5 
(Witness) Memo1912 Eric Herbert Maybee witnessed Orlow William Maybee and Bessie York moved from Wisdom, MT in 1912 at Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington.6 
(Witness) Memo15 May 1914 Eric Herbert Maybee witnessed Orlow William Maybee and Bessie York left Mt Vernon, Washington to take herd of horses to Alaska gold fields via Jack Rabbit Trail on 15 May 1914.7 
(Witness) Anecdote22 May 1914 This family was admitted to Canada at the Port of Huntington, British Columbia on 22 May 1914:
O. B. Maybee, 35, M, Farmer, born in Minnesota, a US Citizen, traveling on Highway 68 from Mt. Hermon, Wash to Ft George. Has $1000.00 cash, 1 car of horses, effects $800.
Accompanied by:
Bessie Maybee, 24, F, Wife, born in Montana
Eric H. Maybee, 4, M, Son, born in Montana
Ethel C Maybee, 2, F, Daughter, born in Montana
Mrs Amanda Cairns, F, 64, Widowed Mother, born in Ontario, has $100 cash, traveling with son O. B. Maybee.8 
Adoption* Eric Herbert Maybee was adopted by his grandmother Mary Amanda Rufus Maybee Cairns. Although his grandmother legally adopted him, in early letters, he refers to his Aunt Stella as mother.9,10 
(Witness) Census28 January 1920 Eric Herbert Maybee appeared on the census of 28 January 1920 in the household of Mary Amanda Rufus at Wisdom Township, Beaverhead County, Montana,
; Mary Cairns, Head, F, W, 65, Wd, Michigan, England, Michigan, none, owns home free of mortgage
Beaulah A Cairns, Granddaughter, F, W, 10, S, Montana, Minnesota, Montana, in school
Eric H Cairns, Grandson, M, W, 8, S, Montana, Minnesota, Montana, in school.2 
AdoptionMay 1925 Eric Herbert Maybee was adopted in May 1925. by his uncle John Maybee, after Mary Amanda's death.10 
Census*7 April 1930 Eric Herbert Maybee appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Wisdom, Beaverhead County, Montana.
Mark Hopkins, Head, M, W, 49, S, Washington, England, England, Laborer, General Farm
Edward Forney, Boarder, M, W, 17, S, Montana, Iowa, Illinois, Laborer, General Farm
Eric Maybee, Boarder, M, W, 20, S, Montana, Minnesota, Montana, Laborer, General Farm
Jay Shaw, Boarder, M, W, 52, S, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Laborer, General Farm
Nelson Young , Boarder, M, W, 35, S, Montana, Michigan, Michigan, Laborer, General Farm
     [according to family history, they cut and chopped firewood].11 
Marriage*18 September 1930 He married Rita Florence Millecam on 18 September 1930 at Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. 
Occupation*November 1939 Eric Herbert Maybee was a Forest Ranger - says for 14 years - not true in November 1939.12 
Residence*25 November 1939 He and Rita Florence Millecam lived on 25 November 1939 at Wisdom, Beaverhead County, Montana.12 
Census*8 May 1940 Eric Herbert Maybee and Rita Florence Millecam appeared on the census of 8 May 1940 at Wisdom Township, Beaverhead County, Montana.
Eric Maybee, owns home worth $800 on farm, Head, M, W, 30, M, completed 2 years high school, born in Montana, Labor, Ranch Work, wages earned in 1939 - $640
Rita Maybee, Wife, F, W, 28, M, completed 4 years high school, born in Utah
Barbara Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 8, S, attended school, completed 3 years school, born in Idaho
Belva Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 6, S, attended school, completed 1 years school, born in Montana
William Maybee, Son, M, W, 3, S, born in Montana
John Maybee, Son, M, W, 5/12, S, born in Montana.13 
Divorce*1943 Eric Herbert Maybee and Rita Florence Millecam were divorced in 1943.14 
Marriage22 January 1947 Eric Herbert Maybee married Edna Naomi Herndon on 22 January 1947 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.15 
Death*6 April 1950 Eric Herbert Maybee died on 6 April 1950 at Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, at age 40; Doctor Loosee wrote in his book, "I lost my first patient the night I returned from taking my exam. Parham Hacker's horse rolled on Erick Maybee. He was thirty-five years old, and the weight of the upside down horse forced the pommel of the saddle into his liver. He was dying in one of Otis Crooker's cabins, with a systolic blood pressure of forty when I returned from Helena that night. I remember frantically hand cranking my grandfather's old centrifuge to seperate blood cells to cross-match and transfuse. We got him as far as the rickety old elevator in Bozeman Deaconess Hospital where he died on the way to the operating room."16,17 
Funeral*8 April 1950  On 8 April 1950 a funeral was held for Eric Herbert Maybee at Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana. "One of the songs played at the funeral was Home on the Range."9 
Burial*8 April 1950 He was buried on 8 April 1950 at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana.18 
oObit  Eric's obituary read: He ended his life as he as he lived - he always wanted to go with his boots on. He had been breaking horses at the Peter Hecker Ranch in Ennis. He was riding a horse he considered to be sufficient broke to be ridden with a regular saddle. When he climbed on, the horse reared and fell over backwards on top of him. The saddle horn caused severe internal injuries and he died on a small plane rushing him to a hospital in Bozeman"
Doctor Loosee wrote in his book, "I lost my first patient the night I returned from taking my exam. Parham Hacker's horse rolled on Erick Maybee. He was thirty-five years old, and the weight of the upside down horse forced the pommel of the saddle into his liver. He was dying in one of Otis Crooker's cabins, with a systolic blood pressure of forty when I returned from Helena that night. I remember frantically hand cranking my grandfather's old centrifuge to seperate blood cels to cross-match and transfuse. We got him as far as the rickety old elevator in Bozeman Deaconess Hospital where he died on the way to the operating room."9 
BaptismLDS*12 June 1974 He was baptized (by proxy) on 12 June 1974. 

Family 1

Rita Florence Millecam b. 9 Sep 1911, d. 11 Jun 1990
Children

Family 2

Edna Naomi Herndon b. 6 May 1918, d. 11 Nov 1963
Child

Citations

  1. [S180] Elizabeth Dyke Backhouse York's Family Bible in possession of Eunice Mildred Collins. John MayBee has a copy of entries.
  2. [S44] U. S. Census of Montana for 1920, Beaverhead County, ED 9, sheet 4, lines 70-73.
  3. [S164] State Birth Certificate, Dillon, Beaverhead, MT, Reg # 63.
  4. [S165] Unpublished family history of Belva Louise Maybee Perry , Copy of a Notarized copy of certificate of Baptism dated 1921.
  5. [S84] U. S. Census of Montana for 1910, lines 76-78, sheet 2, ED 1, Beaverhead County.
  6. [S162] Letter,Bessie York Maybee Cruz to Belva Louise Maybee, 15 Dec 1958.
  7. [S163] "Journal of Orlow Billie Maybee,."
  8. [S1] Ancestry.com, Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935.
  9. [S165] Unpublished family history of Belva Louise Maybee Perry.
  10. [S166] Letter, American Research Bureau to John David MayBee, February 14, 1973.
  11. [S90] 1900 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Wisdom, Beaverhead, Montana; Roll: 1252; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 127.0.
  12. [S164] State Birth Certificate, of John David Maybee. Bt. 15321, Reg 1002.
  13. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Wisdom Twp, Beaverhead, Montana, Roll T627-2212, Page 5A, ED 1-10.
  14. [S177] Family and Temple Record of James McFarlane.
  15. [S1] Ancestry.com, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  16. [S168] R. E. Losee M.D., Doc, Then and Now with a Montana Physician, page 41.
  17. [S1] Ancestry.com, Montana Death Index, 1907-2007.
  18. [S165] Unpublished family history of Belva Louise Maybee Perry , and Find A Grave Memorial# 51231696.
  19. [S164] State Birth Certificate.

Rita Florence Millecam

F, #4665, b. 9 September 1911, d. 11 June 1990
Note*  For Rita's ancestors go to the Millecam-McFarlane database at http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=millecam&id=I3. 
Married Name Her married name was Stark. 
Married Name Her married name was Maybee. 
Birth*9 September 1911 Rita Florence Millecam was born on 9 September 1911 at Salt Lake City, Utah.1 
BaptismLDS1*20 September 1919 She baptized Rita Florence Millecam a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 20 September 1919; H. E. Bengtzen.2 
Marriage*18 September 1930 She married Eric Herbert Maybee, son of Orlow William Maybee and Bessie York, on 18 September 1930 at Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. 
Residence*25 November 1939 Rita Florence Millecam and Eric Herbert Maybee lived on 25 November 1939 at Wisdom, Beaverhead County, Montana.3 
Census*8 May 1940 Rita Florence Millecam and Eric Herbert Maybee appeared on the census of 8 May 1940 at Wisdom Township, Beaverhead County, Montana.
Eric Maybee, owns home worth $800 on farm, Head, M, W, 30, M, completed 2 years high school, born in Montana, Labor, Ranch Work, wages earned in 1939 - $640
Rita Maybee, Wife, F, W, 28, M, completed 4 years high school, born in Utah
Barbara Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 8, S, attended school, completed 3 years school, born in Idaho
Belva Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 6, S, attended school, completed 1 years school, born in Montana
William Maybee, Son, M, W, 3, S, born in Montana
John Maybee, Son, M, W, 5/12, S, born in Montana.4 
Divorce*1943 Rita Florence Millecam and Eric Herbert Maybee were divorced in 1943.2 
Marriage8 May 1948 Rita Florence Millecam married Donald Charles John Stark on 8 May 1948 at 1117 California Street, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana.
"by Justice D Grover, LDS Minister."5 
Death*11 June 1990 Rita Florence Millecam died on 11 June 1990 at Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, at age 78. 
Funeral*16 June 1990  On 16 June 1990 a funeral was held for Rita Florence Millecam at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. "Pallbearers: Robert Perry, William Maybee, Joe Stark, Duane Stark, Scott Maybee, Robert Maybee. Speaker was Barbara Carter."6 
Burial*16 June 1990 She was buried on 16 June 1990 at Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana.6 

Family

Eric Herbert Maybee b. 4 Jun 1909, d. 6 Apr 1950
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Unpublished family history of Belva Louise Maybee Perry.
  2. [S177] Family and Temple Record of James McFarlane.
  3. [S164] State Birth Certificate, of John David Maybee. Bt. 15321, Reg 1002.
  4. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Wisdom Twp, Beaverhead, Montana, Roll T627-2212, Page 5A, ED 1-10.
  5. [S1] Ancestry.com, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1993.
  6. [S175] "The Millecam collection,", her funeral card.
  7. [S164] State Birth Certificate.

Elizabeth Benson1

F, #4666, b. 1819, d. after 1891
FatherPatrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
MotherKatharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Census* Elizabeth Benson appeared on the census
52 in 1871 census usnin the name Duplanti.1 
Married Name Her married name was Duplanti.1 
Married Name Her married name was Sweeny.1 
Birth1819 She was born in 1819 at Russell, United Counties of Prescott and Russell, Ontario, Canada.1 
Birth*1819 She was born in 1819 at Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*4 October 1844 She married James Sweeny on 4 October 1844 at Notre Dame Church, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*after 1891 Elizabeth Benson died after 1891.1 

Family

James Sweeny b. s 1820

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

Cornelius Benson1

M, #4667, b. 7 May 1812, d. 28 July 1889
FatherPatrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
MotherKatharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Birth*7 May 1812 Cornelius Benson was born on 7 May 1812 at Cornwall, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Baptism5 July 1812 He was baptized on 5 July 1812 at Saint Raphaels, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*29 January 1839 He married an unknown person on 29 January 1839 at Saint Andrew's East.1 
Death*28 July 1889 He died on 28 July 1889 at Cambridge, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, at age 77.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

Marie Helen Benson1

F, #4668, b. 21 April 1822
FatherPatrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
MotherKatharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Married Name Her married name was Reilly.1 
Birth*21 April 1822 Marie Helen Benson was born on 21 April 1822 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*27 October 1840 She married an unknown person on 27 October 1840 at Notre Dame Church, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada.1 
Burial* She was buried at Our Lady of Snow Church Cemetery, Stonecliffe, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

William Benson1

M, #4669, b. 29 January 1823, d. 4 May 1893
FatherPatrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
MotherKatharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Birth*29 January 1823 William Benson was born on 29 January 1823 at Cornwall, Stormont County, Ontario, Canada.2 
Marriage*21 September 1857 He married an unknown person on 21 September 1857 at Curran, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.
"to Julie Tailon."1 
Death*4 May 1893 He died on 4 May 1893 at Curran, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada, at age 70.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.
  2. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line, record from St Regis.

Margaret Benson1

F, #4670, b. 9 February 1831
FatherPatrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
MotherKatharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Birth7 December 1830 Margaret Benson was born on 7 December 1830.2 
Baptism*9 February 1831 She was baptized on 9 February 1831 at Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Montebello, Quebec, Canada; Godparents: Jean-Baptiste Bosquet and Elisa McLean.3,2 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.
  2. [S206] Email sent to John MayBee the MayBee Society database coordinator:from Marie-France Benson, e-mail address, 10 Sep 2002.
  3. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line, church records.

Samuel Presley1

M, #4671, b. 18 May 1837
FatherGeorge Presley b. 13 Apr 1799, d. 25 Feb 1881
MotherOlive Cryderman b. 27 Jun 1796, d. 1 May 1886
Birth*18 May 1837 Samuel Presley was born on 18 May 1837 at North Plantagenet, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*22 September 1863 He married an unknown person on 22 September 1863 at Methodist Episcopal Church, Riceville or Pendleton, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage5 October 1890 He married an unknown person on 5 October 1890 at Methodist Episcopal Church, Riceville or Pendleton, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Burial* He was buried at Westminister Cemetery, Pendleton, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

Louise Benson1

F, #4672, b. 16 February 1820
FatherPatrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
MotherKatharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Birth*16 February 1820 Louise Benson was born on 16 February 1820 at Dundee, Quebec, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

Bridget Benson1

F, #4673, b. say 1818
FatherPatrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
MotherKatharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Married Name Her married name was Paquette.1 
Birth*say 1818 Bridget Benson was born say 1818. 
Marriage*4 June 1838 She married an unknown person on 4 June 1838 at Ottowa, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

George Presley1

M, #4674, b. 2 August 1836, d. 1908
FatherGeorge Presley b. 13 Apr 1799, d. 25 Feb 1881
MotherOlive Cryderman b. 27 Jun 1796, d. 1 May 1886
Birth*2 August 1836 George Presley was born on 2 August 1836 at Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*1908 He died in 1908.1 
Burial* He was buried at Westminister Cemetery, Pendleton, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

Sarah Elizabeth Presley1

F, #4675, b. 2 May 1819
FatherJohn Presly b. 15 Sep 1793, d. 1856
MotherAlma Ramond b. Sep 1795
Birth*2 May 1819 Sarah Elizabeth Presley was born on 2 May 1819 at Williamsburg, Dundas County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

Oliver James Presley1

M, #4676, b. 29 May 1816
FatherJohn Presly b. 15 Sep 1793, d. 1856
MotherAlma Ramond b. Sep 1795
Birth*29 May 1816 Oliver James Presley was born on 29 May 1816 at Williamsburg, Dundas County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

James Sweeny

M, #4677, b. say 1820
Birth*say 1820 James Sweeny was born say 1820. 
Marriage*4 October 1844 He married Elizabeth Benson, daughter of Patrick Benson and Katharine Pressly, on 4 October 1844 at Notre Dame Church, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada.1 

Family

Elizabeth Benson b. 1819, d. a 1891

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

William John Presley1

M, #4678, b. 18 December 1822, d. 3 September 1915
FatherGeorge Presley b. 13 Apr 1799, d. 25 Feb 1881
MotherOlive Cryderman b. 27 Jun 1796, d. 1 May 1886
Birth*18 December 1822 William John Presley was born on 18 December 1822 at Lancaster, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*15 June 1846 He married an unknown person on 15 June 1846 at Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*3 September 1915 He died on 3 September 1915 at Curran, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada, at age 92.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

John Presley1

M, #4679, b. 1829
FatherGeorge Presley b. 13 Apr 1799, d. 25 Feb 1881
MotherOlive Cryderman b. 27 Jun 1796, d. 1 May 1886
Birth*1829 John Presley was born in 1829 at Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*10 August 1854 He married an unknown person on 10 August 1854.1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.

Guy Samuel Benson1

M, #4680, b. 28 December 1825
FatherPatrick Benson b. c 1772, d. 6 Jan 1862
MotherKatharine Pressly b. 19 Jun 1791, d. 10 Apr 1864
Name Variation  Guy Samuel Benson was also known as Samuel. 
Birth*28 December 1825 He was born on 28 December 1825 at Plantagenet, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.2 
Birth1 August 1826 He was born on 1 August 1826 at Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Montebello, Quebec, Canada.3 
Marriage*9 August 1852 He married an unknown person on 9 August 1852 at Curran, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada.
"to Marguerite Bradley."1 

Citations

  1. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line.
  2. [S40] GEDCOM from Rosmary Benson on Presley line, record at Montibello, Papineau, Quebec.
  3. [S206] Email sent to John MayBee the MayBee Society database coordinator:from Marie-France Benson, e-mail address, 10 Sep 2002.