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The Ready Family Home Page

Updated November 13, 2004

As with every family tree, mine is never complete nor will it ever be. That is what is so fun about genealogy. The search and eventual discovery of information. From something small like a birth date to something big like your family was in the royal family (I wish).
It can be intriguing and very frustrating. Out of this frustration comes this web site. To beg, plead and borrow for any information that you might have on my lines. They are as follows:
***The Ready line came from New Ireland, Megantic County, Quebec, Canada via Ireland. We think they originated in County Mayo but are not sure. James Ready married Mary McNally in Leeds, Quebec, Canada in 1834. They had 8 children, one of which was my great-grandfather, John Ready.
John joined the Civil War Sept 2, 1864 in Lebanon,New Hampshire and when he was discharged he made his home in Littleton, New Hampshire, where he made his living as a painter and photographer.
In 1887, he moved with his wife, Alice Lynaugh to Booneville, New York and opened a photography studio. She died in 1891.
He then married my great grandmother, Winifred Williams in 1892. In 1893, they had a son, Harry Irving. The next year they were divorced and he moved to South Dakota where he managed silver mines.
Any information on James Ready and Mary McNally would be appreciated.
***The Williams line goes back only to 1841 with the birth of Henry Williams, father of Winifred. Henry married Charlotte Huguenine in 1867. I believe Henry's parents are Henry & Adelaide Williams. Adelaide's maiden name may have been Fitch.
***The Freeman line begins with Asahel Freeman. Asahel was born in 1764 possibly in New Jersey. I found information on an Asahel Freeman married to Mary Morris. They lived in New Jersey and had 7 children one of which was Essec who was born on Sept 20, 1764 the same day as my Asahel. The coincidence is too hard to ignore.
Any information that can connect or disconnect this line would be helpful.
***The Kamin line originates in 1869 when August Kamin arrived on the Emile from Bremen to Detroit, Michigan. He was born in March of 1850 in Prussia. He married Louisa "Lizzie" Klann.
***The Troeder-Olehefski line comes in when August and Lizzie's son Charles married Ottillia Troeder in 1900. Her parents are Fred Troeder and Elizabeth Olehefski. Elizabeth and her children, Fred, Ottillia & Edward immigrate from Germany in 1888. They make their home in Detroit, Michigan. There is no record of Fred, her husband.
***The Graham line starts with my mother. She is the daughter of Irene Kamin, Charles and Ottillia's child. Her father is Jerome Graham. Supposedly he was a shoe salesman from Canada. I have looked in Detroit directories and found a Jerome Graham who lived in the same neighborhood as my grandmother. His occupation was shipping clerk for the automotive companies.
My mother never had a relationship with her father. He was never mentioned in her household.
I would like to find my grandfather. I am sure that he isn't alive but I would like to know more about him.

Like I said at the beginning my tree is incomplete and the lines above represent only a portion of what I am looking for.
Please check out my related links. This is where I've been able to get answers for some of my questions. Maybe they will be able to answer yours.

Heather Irene Ready
24175 Union
Dearborn, MI 48124
United States

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  • Harry I. Ready (31 KB)
    This is my grandfather, Harry. He eventually served in WWI, married my grandmother, Bessie Theobold and raised four sons (their daughter was stillborn). He made his living working in O.C Works or what we know as Oneida Silverware.
  • Bessie Louise Theobold Ready (25 KB)
    This is my grandmother. Her son recalls that she didn't have a religion. "When you're dead, you're dead all over" and when caught napping she said that she was pressing the sheets.
  • James Freeman and Nancy Keyes Freeman (119 KB)
    I am currently working on these two lines. James' parents were Asahel Freeman and Charity Hunt. Asahel, I believe is from New Jersey. He moved to New York, spent some time in Ohio and then onto Indiana where he died. Charity Hunt is a mystery to us. After giving birth to 7 children, she died at the young age of 38 years. Asahel remarried Clarrissa Prine Day in 1810 and started another family. 5 more children in all. If you have any information on the above people, please let me know.
  • Henry Williams (69 KB)
    My grandfather's grandfather. He served in the Civil War in the 61st N.Y.S volunteers. While his company was laying down a corduroy road at Fair Oaks,Virginia, he was disabled when a tree fell across his back. Leaving him with renal problems. He married Charlotte Huguenin (parents: Peter Huguenin and Mary Clemens)and lived in Booneville, New York. They had 3 children, Winifred (My great grandmother), Irving Bennett, and May Anne. I believe his parents are Henry Williams and Adelaine Fitch but have yet to get proof.
  • Charles & Ottillia (Troeder) Kamin (38 KB)
    These two are my great grandparents. I am trying to find out more about this line. Charles' father August came from Prussia in 1860. I don't know any thing about his wife, Louisa "Lizzie" Klann. The same goes for Ottillia's (Tillie) parents, Elizabeth Olehefski and Fred Troeder. Any information on this line would be helpful.

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