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Our Branches of the extended SEFTON Family Tree

Updated June 10, 2002

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Outline trees, hundreds of identified photos, several wills, biographies (new ones being added frequently), maps, newspaper articles, lots of useful links; and the transcription of Bartlett-Ellendale Cemetery in Shelby County, TN with photos, history, maps, and other background information. 13th generation MAYFLOWER-Stephen Hopkins lineage/Member General Society of Mayflower Descendants. NEW-holidays & celebrations pages!
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Our immigrant ancestor, Henry SEFTON, was born in Antrim, Ireland in 1779. He emigrated to America in 1796 and married in Butler County, PA in 1801. He and his wife, Jane "Jennie" QUINN, had 10 children: Edward, Sr., James, John, Robert, Henry, Jr., Jane, Mary Ann, Catherine, Ellen, and William.

Henry, Sr. is my childrens' 5x great grandfather - I am researching any and all generations/branches of his descendants as well as all of the related Sefton branches. My primary area for Sefton research has been PA (Butler, Westmoreland, and Allegheny Counties) until the modern generations, who live all over the U.S.

I am also researching the other families that have married into my husband's lines as well as my familial lines.

These surnames include:

Most of these folks or their ancestors came to the US from England, Scotland, Germany, and Ireland in the early 1800's. Some surname lines traced back to the 1500's. Stateside, our extended family has lived mostly in western Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee with a quite a few heading west to Colorado and California. There were several from New England (notably the Ash/Snow/North lines which trace back to Nicholas Snow of the Anne/1623 and Constance Hopkins of the Mayflower/1620) during the early generations whose descendants migrated to the Midwest.

I've documented several Civil War veterans, all of whom fought in the Union Army in PA regiments, and I'm searching for the graves of as many of our ancestors as possible. I've recently begun working on a cemetery transcription project here in TN in an effort to repay some of the kindness shown to me by others in places too far away for me to personally visit and photograph.

I have 27+ years of research on our ancestors (3,300+ and growing) that I'm willing to exchange/share. I'm always interested in finding additional information on any and all of the lines. Nearly all of my data has been verified by more than one source but I'm ALWAYS looking for additional support material and previously unfound relatives!

On-line located members of our family so far include people in Scotland, Canada, England, and Australia plus Delaware, California, Ohio, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Mexico, Connecticut, and, of course, MANY in Pennsylvania, especially in Butler County!

REMEMBER: If we don't ask, we'll never know. . .
and if we don't record what we do know,
our descendants will wish we had!!

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Julie Sefton

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Family Photos

  • Duane Edward Walton with Julie (312 KB)
    My dad (1915-1973) and me when I was 3
  • James Monroe & Katharine Vadakin Davidson (388 KB)
    Taken to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on September 16, 1896.
  • White Kitchen Restaurant - Otsego, Michigan (417 KB)
    My grandparents (John Warren and Mable Anna Howell Ash) owned and operated this restaurant for years.
  • Vadakin Girls - Columbus, Ohio (99 KB)
    Three sisters - Annie, Katharine and Lucille Vadakin - their parents were Ira W. F. and Mary Burdick Vadakin.
  • Thomas Henry & Cora Louisa Bayless Kimes family (323 KB)
    Charlotte, Jane, Thomas Henry and Cora Kimes in rear with Arline and Henry Thomas "Bud" Kimes in front - taken in Brackenridge, PA circa 1910
  • Joseph and Henrietta Manbeck Smith (427 KB)
    Joseph 1850-1930 and Henrietta (born in Pennsylvania so the story goes) 1856-1938. Both died and are buried in Montague, Michigan. Would love to learn more about these two!
  • David Henry and Louise Seitz SEFTON with children (258 KB)
    Photo of David Henry (1859-1943) and his wife Louise Seitz (1867-1965) SEFTON with sons William Harry, Edward Raymond, Clarence David and Lawrence Henry (2 women are wives of the sons but I'm not positive about names). Taken in Pennsylvania in late 1930's/early 1940's.
  • Father and Son (165 KB)
    Lawrence Henry Sefton (1906-1961) with his son Lawrence Russell (1930-1970)
  • David Alexander Davidson 1847-1923 (1095 KB)
    He was a Civil War vet - PA 5th Hvy Artillery - and a stonemason. Lived in Parnassus/Puckety Creek area near Pittsburgh, PA. Married Margaret Daughtery. Four children - 2 survived to adulthood.
  • My Great Grandparents - William & Eleanor Walton (11 KB)
    Taken in their younger days, this couple and their four children emigrated to the U.S. from England in 1906-7.
  • 1950's SEFTON Family Reunion (118 KB)
    This photo was taken at a family reunion at the home of Edward Raymond and Helen Harvey Sefton in Clinton Township, Butler County, PA in the mid-late 1950's. Names available upon request.
  • Becky & Her Bells (274 KB)
    Rebecca Nelma Maizland Sefton (Mrs. Lawrence Henry Sefton) with part of her collection of bells.
  • Four Generations of Seftons (432 KB)
    L to R: Lawrence Russell Sefton, Lawrence Curtis Sefton, Lawrence Henry Sefton, and Louisa Seitz Sefton (Mrs. David Henry)
  • Granny Barnes & My Dad (20 KB)
    Granny Barnes was the mother of Eleanor "Nellie" Barnes Walton and the great-grandmother of my dad (the one with the bow tie). Taken circa 1920 in Michigan.
  • Clinton Township in Butler County, Pennsylvania (159 KB)
    By viewing this map, you can see where many of the first Sefton families located,who their neighbors were, and get a feel for the area in the early 1800's.
  • George Phillip Maizland aka "Jolly" Maizland (193 KB)
    George P. was born in Scotland in 1857 and came to the US at "2 months of age." He grew up, lived, and died about 1937 in the Butler County, PA area. He married Mary Lavina Henry - they had 2 children, Charles Henry and Blanche.
  • Major & Me (348 KB)
    This was my dog when I was a little girl - He was a wonderful friend!
  • John Warren and Mable Anna Howell Ash (359 KB)
    Warren 1891-1989 and Mabel 1894-1953 - shown in their home in Otsego, Michigan.
  • George Sandrock in 1932 (131 KB)
    Born 1860 in Cabot, Butler County, PA - Died December, 1932 (photo taken shortly before his death). Married Amelia Melda Speck in 1877 - they had seven children.
  • Lawrence (214 KB)
    My husband when he was a little boy.
  • Davidson Barbeque in Harrisville, PA (259 KB)
    Gas Station and Barbeque owned by Jim and Kate in Harrisville, PA (for 30 years)
  • Otis & Elizabeth Kelly Race - Great Grandparents (178 KB)
    My father's mother's parents - we know almost nothing about them! He was a barber by trade, she died in childbirth when my grandmother was born. Looking for clues!! (Otis buried in Climax, MI-married twice)
  • Maizland Homestead in 1911 (212 KB)
    Grandchildren Rebecca Nelma (r)and Russell C. (l) Maizland in carriage in front of the Maizland homestead owned by George Phillip (1857-1937) and Mary Lavina Henry (1859-1919) Maizland - neighbor children Joe and Ruth Fleming standing with horses. Taken in Ekastown, Butler County, PA.
  • "Bud" and Arline Kimes (133 KB)
    Brother and sister, Henry Thomas aka "Bud" Kimes and Arline Kimes (later Mrs. Thomas Mitchell) - photo taken in 1914 in Brackenridge, Pennsylania
  • Three Generations: Race - Walton (661 KB)
    Otis Race with his daughter Elsie Lucretia Race Walton and his grandson (my father) Duane Edward Walton.
  • William Guylott Walton 1874-1961 (392 KB)
    A tailor and a poet - born in St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; emigrated to the U.S. via Canada on May 07, 1907; married to Eleanor "Nellie" Barnes (1872-1966) of Bugbrooke, England. Lifelong residents of Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • Charles Henry Maizland 1881 - 1932 (286 KB)
    He was born near Brimstone Corner, Clinton Twp, Butler Co., PA, married Louisa Angelina Sandrock (1891-1954) in 1907, and is buried in the Sarver Cemetery in PA, not far from where he was born.
  • John Warren Ash at 90 (161 KB)
    1891 - 1989: Warren was my mother's father. He was a SUPER grandfather to his 9 grandchildren and many great grandchildren!
  • Bayless - King family (large group) (40 KB)
    Center of front row - light dress with dark shoulders - Sarah Bayless King. To her right, in black, is her mother - Mary Ann Miller Bayless. Other names are mostly King - details available! Circa 1900 - Pennsylvania
  • Grandma and Grandpap Kimes (399 KB)
    Sorry this is sideways! Henry Thomas "Bud" Kimes with his wife Ruth Davidson Kimes - at home in Natrona Hts., PA. She was a noted artist in the Alle-Kiski Valley and the Pittsburgh area. This tin star is an example of one of her art forms.

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