Tuesday Treasure | April 21, 2009

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My great grandparents, Orville and Katherine (Seybold) Harris brought this parlor clock with them to Appleton, WI when they moved from Waldo, FL in 1895. The clock is a Waterbury and was manufactured in about 1874. It was handed down to my grandparents and then to me in the late 1980′s. The clock still runs and, with periodic maintenance, keeps pretty good time.

The Waterbury Clock Company was located in Connecticut and was a major clock producer in the late 1800′s. In 1942, it was bought by Norwegian investors and, soon after, became known as United States Time Corporation. The company introduced the popular “Timex” watch shortly after the WWII.

This Week’s Family Anniversaries | April 5 – April 11, 2009

Asahel Cleveland – Born on April 6, 1793 in Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA. Asahel died on December 5, 1845 in Hancock Co., IL. He is my 3rd great grandfather and Pricilla (Benjamin) Cleveland’s husband (see below).

Pricilla (Benjamin) Cleveland – Born on April 7, 1796 in Worthington, Hampshire Co., MI. Pricilla is Asahel Cleveland’s wife (see above). She died on December 27, 1830 in Pierpont, Ashtabula Co., OH and in buried in the Old Burying Ground (Hall Rd. Cemetery) in Pierpont. Pricilla is my 3rd great grandmother.

Nancy (Ormsbee) Harris – Born on April 6, 1796 in Barrington, Bristol Co., RI. She died on May 28, 1881 in Greenleaf, Brown Co., WI and is buried in the Cato Heights Cemetery, Cato, Manitowoc Co., WI. Nancy is my 3rd great grandmother.

Richard Kemball – Born on April 10, 1595 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. He died on June 22, 1675 in Ipswich, Essex County in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Richard is my wife’s 10th great grandfather.

Katherine (Seybold) Harris – Died on April 9, 1938 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in Appleton Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI. She was born on September 1, 1858 in Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI. Katherine is my great grandmother.

The above information is based on information from several sources and isn’t fully verified at this time.