|My father's family came over from Germany in the 1800's. His father's name was Koke. He was orphaned and adopted by the Figge family. (Photo of my father F. H. J. Figge and his father John H. Figge below.) My father's mother's maiden name was Schwab (see photo below of Maria Barbara Schwab), and her mother's name was Heinlein.
In my mother[Rosalie Mary Yerkes (Figge)]'s family, her mother(Myrtle Grace Harris-photo)'s mother's family is documented in the "Sir Elias Hicks (1315), Captain John Ward (1598), John Wright (1500), Philip le Yonge(1295) and 7812 Descendants" publ. 1982. There are photos below of my grandmother's father [Samuel Rogers Harris] and her mother [Rosalie Melissa Hicks (Harris)] and two grandmothers [Isabella Jane Crews (Hicks)] and [Annie Eliza Rogers (Harris)].
My mother's father, Dawson Martin Yerkes (photo below with me), is the the "Chronicle of the Yerkes Family" publ. 1904. Photos are below of D. M. Yerkes's father [Martin Van Buren Yerkes] and mother [Mary Jane DuBree (Yerkes)] and his grandfather [Hiram Yerkes] and grandmother [Anna Lewis (Yerkes)]. I have very little information on the DuBree family so I have included also a photo of Mary Jane's sister Anna DuBree (Hunter) and her family. Some of those pictured are unidentified.
I'd like some more information on my husband's grandmother Florence Diggs (Beasley). Her mother was Isobel or Isobella Barrington (Diggs) whose grandfather was Beverly Barrington. (Portraits of Mrs. Beverly Barrington, and John and Catherine Baker Barrrington [Isobel's parents] are below).
Florence (photo below with Ann E. Johnston Beasley - my husband's mother) married Hewett Anderson Beasley [photo], the son of William Fessenden Beasley [photo] and Mary Sidney Hewett (Beasley). Mary Sidney Hewett's father was Robert Carson Hewett[newpaper obituary drawing] a physician from KY and his father was John M. Hewett.
Florence Diggs's son (my father-in-law -photo below) was Robert Hewett Beasley. The Beasley family tree is documented on the website http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/y/Kenneth--Boyd/GENE1-0011.html?Welcome=1032193707
My mother-in-laws parents were James Edgar Johnston and Lelia L. Whitehurst. Her information is listed as John Hewett InterneTree. (can't figure out how to retitle it)
I would appreciate additional information on any of these lines.
- Mrs. Beverly Barrington (Ann) - born in Ireland (33 KB)
Portrait of Ann Barrington, mother of John Barrington.
- Martin Van Buren Yerkes (1840-1930) PA (35 KB)
Martin Van Buren Yerkes was the son of Hiram Yerkes and Anna Lewis (Yerkes) and the husband of Mary Jane DuBree (Yerkes). He was the father of 5 sons including my grandfather Dawson Martin Yerkes who was the youngest.
- Anna Lewis (Yerkes) d. October 02, 1897 in PA (36 KB)
daughter of Robert Lewis and Anna Fish (Lewis), wife of Hiram Yerkes and mother of Martin Van Buren Yerkes and 7 other children. My mother (R. Yerkes Figge)s great grandmother.
- Catherine Baker (Barrington) born in PA (35 KB)
Catherine Baker (Barrington), wife of John Barrington and mother of Isabel Barrington (Diggs)and 9 other children. Portrait was commissioned by her daughter Ann Barrington (Ely)
- (Col.) William Fessenden Beasley (1845-1923) MD (106 KB)
Photos from 1923 newspaper obituary - W.F.Beasley-late in life, and as the youngest Lt. Col in Civil War (CSA). Son of John Baptist Beasley and Mary Alexander, husband of Mary Sidney Hewett and father of Hewett Anderson Beasley and 5 other children, grandfather of Robert Hewett Beasley of North Carolina
- Dr. Robert Carson Hewett (1812-1891) Louisville KY (153 KB)
Son of John M. Hewett of NYC and Sarah Carson. Husband of J. Sidney Anderson, and father of Mary Sidney Hewett who married W. F. Beasley. This picture is the restored Benoir Irwin portrait that was painted of him and mentioned in his will
- Myrtle Grace Harris (Yerkes) 1882-NC to 1954 PA (95 KB)
Myrtle Grace Harris (Yerkes) was the daughter of Samuel Rogers Harris and Rosalie Melissa Hicks (Harris) and the mother of Rosalie Mary Yerkes (Figge) and Samuel Harris Yerkes (1911-1915). Pictured at her wedding in 1905. Her dress was worn by her granddaughter (me - Rosalie Ann Figge (Beasley)in 1959 and her great granddaughter Barbara Eveline Beasley (Ligman)in 1987.
- Anne Eliza Rogers (Harris) 1833-1918 NC (74 KB)
Wife of Benjamin Franklin Harris and daughter of Samuel Rogers and Sarah Rolfe. Mother of 8 children. From a 4 generation picture of my mother with her mother (Myrtle Grace Harris Yerkes), and her grandfather (Samuel Rogers Harris who was one of the 8 children). My mother's great grandmother.
- Dawson Martin Yerkes (1822-1962) PA (40 KB)
My grandfather and me c. 1950 when I was about 12
Son of Martin Van Buren Yerkes and Mary Jane Dubree (Yerkes), husband of Myrtle Grace Harris (Yerkes) and father of Rosalie Mary Yerkes (Figge) and Samuel Harris Yerkes. Second wife Ruth Price (no children)
- Florence Diggs (Beasley) 1873-1960 Baltimore MD (56 KB)
Florence Diggs was the wife of Hewett Anderson Beasley and the daughter of James Diggs and Isabel Barrington. She was my husband's grandmother.
- DuBree / Hunter family (64 KB)
Hunter and/or Dubree Grand mom and Grandpop left center.
Dubree grandparents would be parents of Mary Jane and Anna Dubree. If they are Hunter grandparents, they would be the parents of John C. Hunter.
back row l-r - Mary Hunter (Ann's child), Aunt Annie Dubree Hunter with John C. Hunter, her husband
Front row Leighton Hunter (1st boy), Annie Hunter (Ambler), Cousin or Carson Hunter, Bertha Hunter (child of John and Anna DuBree Hunter)
- Mary Jane DuBree (Yerkes) 1840-1897 Berwyn PA (39 KB)
Mary Jane DuBree was the daughter of Charles DuBree and Mary Kerr (DuBree) and the wife of Martin Van Buren Yerkes. She was the mother of 5 boys including my grandfather Dawson Martin Yerkes (the youngest).
- Hewett Anderson Beasley (1873-1920) Baltimore, MD (52 KB)
Son of W. F. Beasley and grandson of R. C. Hewett. (Probably taken about 1900) Husband of Florence Diggs (Beasley), and father of Robert Hewett
- Johann Heinrich Koke AKA John H. Figge 1868-1938 (63 KB)
My grandfather Johann Koke was born in St. Louis MO. orphaned at an early age and adopted by the Frederick Figge family. This photo was taken in IL prior to 1895 when he moved to Colorado, and met and married Maria Barbara Schwab.
- Rosalie Melissa Hicks (Harris) 1855-1936 (NC) (32 KB)
Rosalie Melissa Hicks (Harris) is the daughter of Benjamin Willis Hicks and Isabella Jane Crews (Hicks) and the wife of Samuel Rogers Harris. She is the mother of 9 children including my grandmother Myrtle Grace Harris (Yerkes).
- Ann E. Johnston (Beasley)-Florence Diggs(Beasley) (11 KB)
My husband's (Robert H. Beasley Jr.)USNA graduation 1959 - my husband's mother Ann Elizabeth Johnson (Beasley) born in VA (1911-1976)and grandmother Florence Diggs (Beasley)1873-1960. Florence Diggs Beasley died within a year of when this picture was taken. Ann Johnston Beasley was the daughter of James Edgar Johnston and Lelia Lou Whitehurst, and the wife of Robert Hewett Beasley
- Maria Barbara Schwab (Figge) 1878-1948 Colorado (339 KB)
Maria Barbara Schwab was the daughter of Johann Ernst Schwab and Eva Maria Barbara Heinlein, born in Germany and immigrated to the US between c 1894. She was the wife of John H. Figge and had 5 children including my father. Photo was taken in 1899 at the time of her wedding.
- Johann Ernst Schwab /Eva Maria Barbara Heinlein (47 KB)
Parents of my grandmother Maria Barbara Schwab (Figge), taken in Colorado after they immigrated in c 1890
- Robert Hewett Beasley (1911-1983) Baltimore, MD (15 KB)
Robert Hewett Beasley (my father-in-law), me and my husband (Robert Hewett Beasley Jr.) at USNA graduation 1959. Robert Hewett Beasley was the son of Florence Diggs and Hewett Anderson Beasley, and the father of 3 children including my husband.
- Robert Hewett Beasley (1911-1983) (Maryland) (7 KB)
Robert Hewett Beasley was the oldest son of Hewett Anderson Beasley and Florence Diggs (Beasley). Photo taken about 1916
- John Barrington (33 KB)
John Barrington, son of Ann (Mrs. Beverly Barrington), wife of Catherine Baker (Barrington), and father of 10 children including Isabel Barrington (Diggs), my husband's great grandmother. Portaits were commmissioned by Ann Barrington (Ely) the youngest daughter.
- Rosalie Mary Yerkes (Figge) 1909-2006 (128 KB)
Rosalie was born in NC July 30, 1909 and died in Maryland April 10, 2006. She married Frank Figge in 1932, and had two daughters.
- Samuel Rogers Harris (1853-1942) NC (36 KB)
Samuel Rogers Harris son of Benjamin Franklin Harris and Annie Eliza Rogers and husband of Rosalie Melissa Hicks.
- The Green Family (Oregon) (466 KB)
Anna Maria Margareta Schwab (sister of my grandmother)married Johann Green. This is a picture of her family
- Frank H. J. Figge 1904-1973 (127 KB)
Collage of photos at various ages. He was born in Silver Cliff CO and died in Towson, MD
- Hiram Yerkes 1810-1893 PA (31 KB)
Hiram Yerkes, son of Daniel Yerkes and Esther Lykens and husband of Anna Lewis (Yerkes) was the father of 13 children including Martin Van Buren Yerkes my mother's grandfather.
- Isabella Jane Crews (Hicks) (1829-1913) NC (204 KB)
Daughter of James Crews and Sarah J. Earl, wife of Benjamin Willis Hicks and mother of 7 children. My mother's great grandmother taken in about 1910 (one of the few pictures she had taken).