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dwooff (#46896465)
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John Fazenbaker
Offutts in Rose Hill
Hi,

I'd be happy to get photos for the Offutts you wanted in Rose Hill Cemetery Cumberland, Md. Please call Rose Hill office at 301-722-5480, (they are very helpful) and forward to me the section # where they are buried. Rose Hill is a huge cemetery and without a section # it is difficult to find individual graves.

Thanks, John Fazenbaker

Added by John Fazenbaker on Sep 06, 2014 11:17 AM

mary k creamer
RE: Dr. William Johnson Offutt
the newspaper article:

ASSASSINATION of Col. Offutt.
Last Sunday evening at about 4-1/2 o'clock, this community was thrown into a fever excitement by the arrival of a courier from Washington, bringing the news of the horrible assassination of Col. Wm. Offutt, in broad daylight, on the public highway, between his plantation and that town. It appears that Col. Offutt was returning from Washington to his plantation, situated about 4 miles from that town, in a buggy, at about 2-1/2 o'clock in the evening, and was almost in sight of his residence when the dastardly murderer, who was probably ambushed near the road, crept up behind him and with a shot-gun literally blew out his brains. The assassin, a negro or griff named Gustin Kenison, then had the audacity to go on to the Colonel's residence, and calling out Miss Offutt, told her that he had better go to her father's assistance, he was lying bleeding to death in the road. Before any one could reach him, the unfortunate gentleman was speechless, but by signs he gave those who were around him to understand that he wished to write something. Paper and pencil were soon brought, but when they were placed before him, he was already insensible. He was then removed to his residence, and died about six hours afterward without uttering an articulate syllable.
The scene of the murder is a public road,over which there is consideral travel. The report of the gun, discharged near the victim that the wad remained in the wound, so startled the Colonel's horse, that at a bound, he tore the forward wheels ** of the buggy and rushed away towards home.
As soon as these facts became known, the citizens of Washington and the neighborhood started in pursuit of Gustin. Assisted by the Sheriff and his deputies, they scoured the woods in every direction for miles, but up to this writing no clue has be discovered as to his whereabouts.
Gustin Kenison was raised in Prairie des Femmes, in this parish, it is about 20 or 21 years of age, of less than medium height and of griff complexion. He is well known in the neighborhood of the Junction, where he bears an unenviable reputation.
Col. Wm. Offutt was in his 68th year. All our readers in this parish knew him personally or by reputation. He was one of our best citizens. Christian charity, generosity, kindness, integrity, all the qualities which go to make up the good man and the good citizen were centered in him. His violent death caused a universal feeling of regret and indignation impossible to describe. He was a native of this State, we believe and removed to this parish when 6 or 7 years of age. He held the rank of Colonel in the State militia before the war, and was elected to the State Senate for the short term in 186*. The latter, we believe, is the only political office he ever held or aspired to, as he never took a very prominent part in politics.
The motives which compelled the commission of this atrocious crime are unknown. Col. Offutt was thought to be without an enemy, was universally esteemed by both white and black, and no one has ever had occasion to complain of the last injustice at his hands.
The finding of the Coroner's jury is that "deceased came to his death by a gun-shot wound inflicted by Gustin Kenison."

source:
The Opelousas Courier.,
January 29, 1876,
English,
Image 1

Mary K. Creamer #47100380

Added by mary k creamer on Aug 27, 2014 9:04 PM

mary k creamer
RE: Dr. William Johnson Offutt
I searched and found the newspaper article on the murder of the elder Offutt.

The Library of Congress has scanned newspapers and the images are on line. It is a free website.
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

The article if from:
The Opelousas courier., January 29, 1876, English, Image 1

Use the tab: All Digitized Newspapers 1836-1922
Select Louisiana, the The Opelousas Courier.
Select the calendar year for 1876, English, Jan 29, 1876

Mary :)

Added by mary k creamer on Aug 27, 2014 8:24 PM

mary k creamer
RE: Dr. William Johnson Offutt
Hello Dave,

My source was :
Southwest Louisiana Records (1750 1900) CD
by Rev. Donald J. Hebert

OFFUTT, William Johnson (William & Eliza POSEY)
b. 18 Feb. 1837, bt. 30 July 1837
Pats: William Johnson OFFUTT & Lucie GLENN;
Mats: Lloowd [Lloyd] POSEY & dec. Helen COLLINS; Spons: Theophil COLLINS & widow Anne MIRAMOND nee [born] OFFUTT. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.4, p.47)

Also, I purchased a book from Amazon that had some information on the Offutt's and their plantation and the death of (I believe) elder Offutt. I left the book on my desk at work today. I read it on my breaks. It is "Looking Back at Washington: The Memoirs of David Jasper McNicoll, Edited by Paul L. Lastrapes.

I hope this helps,
Mary K. Creamer #47100380

Added by mary k creamer on Aug 21, 2014 6:17 PM

deloneva
William Offutt
I show two Williams buried in Rockville Cemetery. William who died in 1962 at the age of 76 (meaning he was born around 1886) is listed as the son of Nicholas D. Offutt, Jr & wife Elizabeth. William Worthington Offutt appears to have died 10/17/1883 at the age of 22 (meaning he was born around 1861) and was the son of N.D. & Rachel H. Offutt. I don't know how this jives with your data and I don't know where this came from. Based on the dates, I would guess (and this is just a guess) that N.D. is Nicholas Sr. and Nicholas Jr. & William Worthington would have been brothers.

I hope this helps.

Added by deloneva on Aug 18, 2014 5:55 PM

Gene White
JM Offutt
I always check for the same last names as I photo cemeteries. Since I listed no other Offutts, then there were no others buried with him.

As for using my Offutt photo, help yourself, Gene.

Added by Gene White on May 21, 2014 9:20 PM

John Glassford
Bridge Street Cemetery, W. Newbury, MA
Mary M. England Offutt # 110189916
Hannah E. Offutt # 110190011
Mary F. Offutt # 110190169

Hello,

Thank you for the clarification you sent me on Hannah's memorial. I do not keep original size photos once the memorials have been completed on FindAGrave because I would never be able to store all of those files due to the large number of gravestone photos I upload onto this website. In the case of your Offutts I was able to transcribe the gravestones as requested by looking carefully at the existing photos on the memorials but it was not easy. The full transcriptions can now be found on each of the memorials.

Regarding the maiden name of "Mary M.". This is from West Newbury Marriage Records:

OFFTUTT (spelling incorrect in records?)
Frederick, of Amesbury, and Mary M. England Nov. 15, 1836.

It was here that I got the maiden name England but of course it could always be incorrect. England could have been surname she took from an earlier marriage and her true maiden name Lunt? I cannot be sure.

If you would like transfer of Offutt memorials at Bridge Street Cemetery please let me know via EDIT tab on one of the memorials.

Best,
John J. Glassford, Jr.
Andover, MA

Added by John Glassford on Jan 25, 2014 9:34 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
Francis Offutt
Regarding information "living with his brother" in 1870. Actually it is from a 1871 city directory, states as follows

Offutt, Charles, farmer house Candia Road, Massabesic House

Offutt Francis, seaman h Candia Road at Massabesic House

AND

Offutt, Willard, Proprietor, Massasbesic House. Who is Willard??????

I believe Edward Preble Offutt owned a hotel out at Lake Massabesic known as Massabesic.

I am totally confused at this point! Please send any information or I can transfer him to you.

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 13, 2014 9:21 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
Offutts
Hi David

I am in the middle of the Webster family and I like to continue until I am done. Will send off all of the Offutt's I have to you tomorrow.

Regards

Pat

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 09, 2014 9:07 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
ellen offut
I already have her name up in the Valley with lot 448-10, I can transfer her to you if you wish or I can add the info.

They are your family so those that are my name I have no issue transferring to you, I don't like the strictness of the Find A Grave transfer guidelines, if you are family friend or foe, it is yours.

Regarding the photo of Charles W. Offutt

Aurore Eaton, Executive Director
Manchester Historic Association 200 Bedford St
Ste 103
Manchester, NH 03101-1132

If you want the photo without the Manchester Historical Assoc printed on it there may be a small fee, if not I am sure she will tell you to use it, as she said to me, "that's what they are there for"

She has been a tremendous help assisting me in my effort to upload and document the entire cemetery.

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 04, 2014 10:22 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
ellen offut
I already have her name up in the Valley with lot 448-10, I can transfer her to you if you wish or I can add the info.

They are your family so those that are my name I have no issue transferring to you, I don't like the strictness of the Find A Grave transfer guidelines, if you are family friend or foe, it is yours.

Regarding the photo of Charles W. Offutt

Aurore Eaton, Executive Director
Manchester Historic Association 200 Bedford St
Ste 103
Manchester, NH 03101-1132

If you want the photo without the Manchester Historical Assoc printed on it there may be a small fee, if not I am sure she will tell you to use it, as she said to me, "that's what they are there for"

She has been a tremendous help assisting me in my effort to upload and document the entire cemetery.

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 04, 2014 10:21 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
Charles W. Offutt & Mary
Should you click on the photo you will see the documentation for my "best guess" I noted the catalog #, photographer, time period and the subj "First NH Battery" which is noted in the photo file information from the Historic Assoc.

I have also linked Mary to her parents, she is in grave 448-10 which she shares with Ellen. Ellen is listed on Find A Grave but with no information.

I don't believe there is a stone for them.

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 04, 2014 4:45 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
Charles W Offutt
I am betting it his 31485263 as the photo was in "civil war soldiers" he isn't in uniform, but further research the same photo states first nh battery, I will upload the photo.

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 04, 2014 4:19 PM

Pat Van Den Berghe
Charles Offutt fag 61362002
In browsing through photographs at the Manchester, NH Hist. Assoc I have discovered a photo of Charles W. Offutt, I am wondering if this might be your Charles, there is no information regarding the photo, just photo of Charles W. Offutt, pls advise if might be your Charles and I will upload. I have permission from the Executive Dir. to use their photos.

Regards
Pat Van Den Berghe

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 03, 2014 8:54 PM

Ken Jones
RE: Thomas Denton Offutt/Mattie Lou Offutt
Feel free to use the photo.

Enjoy.

Ken Jones

Added by Ken Jones on Dec 27, 2013 3:42 PM

Sue McDuffe:)
Sabret Offutt
Dave: yes, you may use his photo!

Added by Sue McDuffe:) on Oct 30, 2013 9:53 PM

Indiana Pal
RE: Herman R. and Sydney R Offutt
I only went to the Cemetery & got information from Grave Markers and put them on line. I don't know who put the photos on line! I have a person who lives in that area who emails me with changes and I make the changes for him. He evidently is the one with the wealth of information on a lot of people in that Cemetery. I hear from him very often about changes. He often wants me to link together people with their parents or etc.! When I hear from him again I can ask him if he would like for me to reveal to you who he is and you could contact him about this.

Added by Indiana Pal on Oct 30, 2013 7:46 AM

Lorna
RE: Offutt Memorial Photos for Grapevine Cemetery
Go for it Dave - that's what I do this for. I finished the cemetery today but it'll take me a while to edit the photos & get them all posted. You don't have to ask - if I post something helpful to you you're welcome to them. Thanks for asking though :)

Lorna

Added by Lorna on Oct 20, 2013 6:46 PM

Lorna
offutt pics
Feel free to use them for your family tree.

Added by Lorna on Oct 19, 2013 2:49 PM

Carol Jones
Offutt Tombstones
Sorry, it took so long to respond, but I have been lax in checking my messages. Please, go ahead an attach them to your tree. Once I put them on Find A Grave, I consider them in the public domain.

Added by Carol Jones on Oct 01, 2013 9:00 AM

Patricia Price Flemming
Offutt Family
To Clarify something - the Forest Lawn I refer to is located in Glendale, California

Added by Patricia Price Flemming on Sep 14, 2013 3:41 PM

Patricia Price Flemming
RE: Offutt Family
The Older members are buried in Forest Lawn - as to Otto T. aka Jack and Clara am not sure . I live out state.
James T. is there infant son who died at 10 days - Gaie and Patty are in So. Cal... Gary passed in August of Last Year.
My under stand is O.T. parents as far I know are both in Forest Lawn. The Grand Parents are buried in Alabama.
I knew Maude and I knew Clara's Parents ... we lived next door to Otto and Clara until I left when I married but always went back to visit and see them.
I also as a teenager baby sat Gaie's children.

Added by Patricia Price Flemming on Sep 14, 2013 3:35 PM

Patricia Price Flemming
Offutt Family
The only child of Abner is Otto T. and he had three children and only one had children.
So If someone is related to him has to be a cousin off his Mothers side or perhaps clear back on the fathers side.
Thanks .. am still in touch with two of the family, I grew up with them in Glendale, California

Added by Patricia Price Flemming on Sep 14, 2013 2:10 PM

runner9
Cleveland Calvary Request
Just a friendly mid June reminder that we need plot info to fill your Cleveland Calvary request(s). We have less than 500 requests left but plot info for only 6% of those, having already filled the rest with plot info. We can't ask for plot info for more than 3 requests per week. Please call (216) 641-7575 and obtain plot info. We'd really appreciate it and will fill your request(s) soon after getting plot info. Thank you!

Added by runner9 on Jun 14, 2013 6:21 PM

Gary E. Best
RE: Joe D. Offutt Memorial
Linked them today, sorry for the delay. Gary Best

Added by Gary E. Best on Jun 05, 2013 1:25 PM

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