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Re: Charles & Catharine Thompson 1800s VA DC>Chicago
Posted by: A. McVey (ID *****7266) Date: June 13, 2013 at 10:19:20
In Reply to: Charles & Catharine Thompson 1800s VA DC>Chicago by Joe Collins of 4329

I did not find the date of death but I did come across this info while looking:

BUSHROD ASKINS’ WILL The Document Filed with the Register Not Admitted to Probate A decree was filed in the office of the register of wills yesterday refusing to admit to probate a paper alleged to be the last will and testament of the late Bushrod W. Askins. The petition of Catharine Thompson, John Davis, Charlotte P. Mitchell, Emma J. Sloat, Theodocin Whittaker, Charles W. S. Davis, Charles B. Isaacs, Emma Ireland, Caroline V. Isaacs, William W. Isaacs, Addison H. Isaacs, John K. T. Stites and Lillian C. Stites, filed July 11, 1899 and that Askins died possessed of a large and valuable personal estate worth about $13,000, consisting of bonds, promissory notes and money; that the paper filed on the 22d of April inst purporting to be the nuncupative will of Askins is illegal and void, the deceased having died intestate; that the deceased was not capable of executing a valid deed of contract, being of unsound mind at the time he is said to have made the will, and that if he made such will, It was procured under the influence of importunities, suggestions and persuasion of William Shoemaker, Harriet Shoemaker, Edith Shoemaker, Mary Ballinger and other person unknown to petitioners. The Washington Post Oct 26, 1890 pg 7

I did forward this article to you:
HE WAS NOT A POOR MAN Consequently There Is to Be a Contest Over His Property Old Mr. Askins and His Estate The people with Whom he Lived Said that He meant to Leave His possessions to Them, but the Relatives Are Contesting the Claim in Court. Bushrod W. Askins, then residing at Tennalleytown, DC died April 18, 1890, and it was thought left personal property, but no will could be found. ….died aged 85 years at the residence of Mrs. Louise Shoemaker in DC….bachelor..lived at Shoemaker family home for 58 years. Would leave nothing to relatives except to Mary Bolanger. Amount of possessions in the neighborhood of $15,000. ….the next step was taken yesterday when in the name of Catherine Thompson, John A. Davis, Charlotte P. Mitchell…..The first named in the caveat, Catherine Thompson, is a sister of the deceased and the others are nephews and nieces. … July 20, 1890 pg 8 Washington Post

1850 census Washington County, Washington, District of Columbia, US Bushrod Askins b 1804 VA age 46 With David Shoemaker 43, Louisa Shoemaker 40 both born in PA, Wm Shoemaker 10, Harriet Shoemaker 14 , Edith Shoemaker 13 all born DC

1860 Census DC Bushrod Askin age 54 b 1806

1870 Census, DC , West part, Tenleytown Bushrod Askins b 1810 in VA with David Shoemaker 53, Lousia Shoemaker 60, Hariette Shoemaker 30, Edith Shoemaker 28, Adam Frye 14 b VA all the males were farmers

1894 Real Estate Transfers William Shoemaker et al to Elizabeth McCubbin, part of estate David Shoemaker $5/ . William Shoemaker and wife to Harriet Shoemaker, part of estate David Shoemaker $5. Harriet Shoemaker and Edith Black to William Shoemaker, pare of Estate David Shoemaker $5. Elizabeth Mccubbin et vir to Harriet Shoemaker, part of estate David Shoemaker $5. William Shoemaker et al to Edith Black, $5. Dec 7, 1894 pg 7 The Washington Post
Catharine Thompson’s daughter Mary: Samuel Bridgeman married Aug 29, 1848 District of Columbia to Mary Thompson. District of Columbia Marriages 1811-1950 familysearch.org

1865 Illinois state census: Saml Bridgman
1870 Census Illinois, Cook County, Chicago
Bridgeman Samuel 50 b DC policeman Mary 36 keeping house b DC Jennie 12 b Ill Millie 6 b ILL

1880 Census Chicago, Cook County Illinois Sam Bridgeman b DC 1820 Marie Bridgeman children: Jenny Waggener, William Bridgeman Other: James Waggener, Leslie Waggener, Jacob Spaford, Ch. Champlain

1930 Emma J. Sloat female burial: Glenwood death: DC age 85 born: Aug 23, 1844 in DC widow occ: mother father: Augustus Davis b Port Tobacco Md mother: Ann Rebecca Askins born Alexandria VA family search.org DC Deaths and Burials

1924 SLOAT On Friday February 22, 1924 at 5pm at George Washington hospital, Jesse B, beloved husband of Emma J. Sloat, of 1714 Kilbourne Place NW in the 78th year of his age. Funeral on Monday Feb 25. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. Washington Pos t Feb 24, 1924 pg 3



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