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Laura Cooper Fenimore's Genealogical Passion Page

Updated December 13, 2002

Laura Cooper Fenimore

Some of you may know me as "Laura D. Cooper," That was my name until I married Martin Leslie Fenimore. He is also an avid family historian, concentrating on his Fenimore and allied family histories. The focus of my research is on the Scribner Family line. I am trying to develop a comprehensive database of the descendents of John Scriven of Dover, New Hampshire, and in doing so have worked with other Scribner researchers, including Ray Scribner.

A multimedia presentation of our Scribner Family History is available in the Related Links, below. To access this multimedia history, you will need to install some viewer software. The link for that software is also included in the links. If you do not install the correct version of the viewer (2.2) the website will automatically download a viewer version that is incompatible with the features used in our Scribner Family History presentations. After you have installed the viewer, you may view the multimedia presentations, which has been separated into multiple volumes to accommodate slower internet connections. One more technical detail: make sure you have your display settings on small fonts, or the display won't look right.

The presentations have both audio and video elements, so it is advantageous to use a quick internet connection if one is available. If you have any comments or information you would like to contribute to our presentations, please feel free to e-mail me at the address listed below.

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Family Photos

  • Private Charles William Scribner (446 KB)
    February, 1864; Taken one month before his death in the civil war; Company F, 22nd Regiment Michigan Infantry.
  • Charles William Scribner - Early 1860s (337 KB)
    Charles William Scribner of Sterling, Macomb County, Michigan; taken circa 1860
  • Thomas J. Scribner, Musical Saw Player (274 KB)
    This is my grandfather Thomas Jefferson Scribner, grandson of Charles William Scribner. He was a noted musical saw player. A statue of him playing the saw sits in the downtown area of Santa Cruz, California.
  • Tom Scribner, Musical Saw Player [Santa Cruz, CA] (65 KB)
    This is a statue of my grandfather, a noted musical saw player and local folk hero of Santa Cruz, California. This statue sits in the downtown area of Santa Cruz.
  • Charles W. Scribner Civil War Death Certificate (199 KB)
    This is the death certificate issued following my great-great-grandfather's death as a member of the Michigan Infantry/Union Army in the civil war.
  • Charles William Scribner, Jr. Birth Attestation (336 KB)
    1860 Birth Attestation by Attending Physician; created for Civil War Widow and Minor Children Pension Application following the death of Charles William Scribner in the civil war. Charles William Scribner, Jr. is my great grandfather.
  • Yelverton Peyton Titus (62 KB)
    Yelverton Peyton Titus is the son of Mathias Titus, the brother of my ancestor Josephine Titus. He was named for Yelverton Peyton, Mathias and Josephine's maternal grandfather who was at Boonesborough, Kentucky with Daniel Boone. Yelverton was born in 1831, so this photo is probably taken in about 1860.
  • Pvt Charles William Scribner, restored & colorized (2311 KB)
    This is a newly restored and authentically colorized version of the photo above; the earlier photo was taken directly from a tintype, so you can see what an amazing thing it is to have this version!
  • Minerva Ann {Hetsler} {Scribner} Steele (2044 KB)
    The widow of Charles William Scribner; mother of Charles William Scribner, Jr., and grandmother of Thomas Jefferson Scribner. After Charles died in the civil war, she remarried to Peter Steele; from that union she had a son named Clinton Richard Steele; the daughter of Clinton was Dixie Elizabeth Steele, who married Thomas Jefferson Scribner. Thomas and Dixie were my grandparents. So, Minerva was my maternal gr-gr-grandmother on one side, and my maternal gr-grandmother on the other!

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