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Monday,
" March 18, 2024 "

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Latest Updates:

     In January, 2021 I discovered the Parents and Grandparents of James Severson Truax who was previously the oldest family member identified.   I also found out the parents of his wife Mary Patterson Truax which both have helped to trace the " Truax Family " back into the " 1700's ".

Updates made in January, 2021 include :

  • Added Abraham S. Truax ( 1 ) and Isaac Truax ( 2 ).
  • Because of the above additions everyone in the family was re-numbered.
  • Census information, where applicable, were added to multiple records.
  • A new " box " was added ( see below ) to note " the last reported family member to have passed away ".
  • A general " clean up " of how records are displayed was also completed.

Updates made in April, 2022 include :

  • Minor additions to records .....
  • Another general " clean up " of how records are displayed was also completed .....

Updates made in March, 2024 include :

  • Another general " clean up " of how records are displayed was also completed .....

Anyone that has information or questions on this family line
please " email me by clicking here " or at russpickde@comcast.net

Keys to the below document include:

  • Numeric value is assigned with the lowest number being the oldest family members and the highest numbers being the youngest family members.

  • Family members names shown in " MAROON " and in " ITALICS " are the ancestors of our grandchildren Jeremy Truax, Jr. ( 120 ), Gina Truax ( 121 ), Jered Truax ( 122 ), Jason Truax ( 123 ), Kaylin Truax ( 124 ), Samantha Truax ( 125 ), and Hannah Truax ( 126 ) and all have a " Separate Paragraph " about that particular family member.

  • Family members names shown in " DARK BLUE " and in " ITALICS " have their own " Separate Paragraph " about that particular family member.

  • Family members names shown in BLACK and not in ITALICS, due to a lack of information, don't have a " Separate Paragraph " about that particular family member.

  • All women's maiden names, if known, are in " ITALICS ".

  • Names shown in " PURPLE " have married a Truax Family Member.

  • All words and names shown within this document in " BRIGHT BLUE " are clickable links.

  • A  ~    ~  shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there is a photo of their headstone on the " Find A Grave " link.

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  • A  ~  (N)  ~  shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there are no photos on the " Find A Grave " link.

  • A  ~  ( Bio )  ~  shown BEHIND a " Online Memorial Link " means that there is more information on the " Find A Grave " link.

  • Within this document I use the " Find A Grave " website which links to where each family member who has passed away is interred and shows their individual online memorial / Biography.   If you'd like to access the " Find A Grave " site to learn more about this project and build memorials for your loved ones please click below :



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         Abraham S. Truax ( 1 ) is currently the senior member of this family.   He was born in 1741 and it's believed he was born in New York.   His parents names are currently unknown.

         " Abraham " married " Sarah A Vedder " whose parent's names are also currently unknown.   It is known that they were members of the Dutch Reformed Church in Delaware.   It's currently unknown when the family moved to Delaware however it is believed it was prior to the birth of their son of " Isaac ( 2 ) ".

         " Abraham S. Truax ( 1 ) " passed away in 1806 in Delaware.   It is currently unknown when his wife " Sarah " passed away.   It's also currently unknown where they both were interred.   They had " 2 " known children together:

  2.  Isaac Truax  ~  b. 1771  ~  d. abt. 1834
  3.  Margarita Truax  ~  b. July 5, 1774  ~  d. ( unknown )

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 3 )  ~  Margarita  ~  Nothing further is known.


         Isaac Truax ( 2 ) was born in 1771 the son of Abraham S. Truax ( 1 ) and Sarah A. Vedder Truax in Delaware.   Isaac ( 2 ) married " Susannah Severson " who was born July 16, 1770 in Delaware the daughter of James Severson and Elizabeth "_____" Severson.

         " Isaac Truax ( 2 ) " preceeded his wife in passed away in about 1834 in Delaware.

         His wife " Susannah " passed away on May 9, 1848 also in Delaware.   It's also currently unknown where they both were interred.   They had " 1 " known child together however there may have been more:

  5.  James Serverson Truax  ~  b. 1771  ~  d. abt. 1834



" Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents "

         James Severson Truax ( 5 ) was born the son of Isaac ( 2 ) and Susannah Severson Truax on September 22, 1811 near Smyrna, Delaware.

         He married " Mary Patterson " on August 11, 1839 in Delaware.   She was born the daughter of Samuel Patterson and Ann Stout Patterson in Delaware on May 9, 1819.

         As a note, The 1850 Federal Census was the " first census " that actually included names, other then just the head of the home, for other family members.

         They showup in that Census ( recorded: August 1, 1850 ) residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundred, near Smyrna, Delaware.   " James " is shown as a 38 year old " farmer " and " Mary " is noted as a 30 year old housekeeper raising their " 6 " oldest children :
John ( Age 10 )
Isaac ( Age 9 )
Susanna ( Age 6 )
James Thomas ( Age 4 )
Samuel ( Age 3 )
and Benjamin ( Age 1 ) .
Also residing with them in 1850 were : William Risden ( Age 16 ~ Black ) and Job Edwards ( Age 12 ) .

         In the 1860 Federal Census ( recorded: July 3, 1860 ) they are still residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundred, near Smyrna, Delaware.   " James " is shown as a 49 year old " farmer " and " Mary " is noted as a 40 year old housekeeper and all " 11 " of their children are residing with them :
John ( Age 20 ~ noted as working on the farm )
Isaac ( Age 18 ~ noted as working on the farm )
Susanna ( Age 16 )
James Thomas ( Age 14 )
Samuel ( Age 13 )
Benjamin Franklin ( Age 12 )
Mary ( Age 9 )
William ( Age 7 )
Robert ( Age 5 )
Sarah ( Age 1 )
and Lavina ( Age 4 months ) .
Also residing with them in 1860 were : Nancy Mansfield ( Age 65 ), Lydia Nickerson ( Age 13 ~ black ) and Sarah Butcher ( Age 7 ~ black ).

         " Tragedy " stuck the family when on August 4, 1864 five year old Sarah " Lizzie " E. Truax ( 19 ) passed away.   She was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         " A Second Tragedy " stuck the family when on April 16, 1868 their first born son " John Severson Truax " ( 10 ) passed away at the Age of 27 years, 10 months.   She was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         In the 1870 Federal Census ( recorded: June 15, 1870 ) they are still residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundred, near Smyrna, Delaware.   " James " is shown as a 58 year old " farmer " and " Mary " is noted as a 47 year old housekeeper and " 5 " of their children are still residing with them :
Benjamin Franklin ( Age 21 )
Mary ( Age 18 )
William ( Age 16 )
Robert ( Age 14 )
and Lavina ( Age 10 ) .
Also residing with them in 1870 were : Nancy Mansfield ( Age 70 ), Henry Postles ( Age 16 ~ black farm laborer ), Edward Mount ( Age 10 ), Catharine Kelly ( Age 25 ~ black domestic servant ) and Annie Kelly ( Age 1 month ~ black ).

         In the 1880 Federal Census ( recorded: June 15, 1880 ) they are still residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundred, near Smyrna, Delaware.   " James " is shown as a 70 year old " farmer " and " Mary " is noted as a 60 year old housekeeper and " 2 " of their children are still residing with them :
Robert ( Age 25 ~ works on farm )
and Lavina ( Age 20 )
Also residing with them in 1880 : is their granddaugher " Mamie B. Truax " ( Age 2 ) .

         " James Severson Truax " ( 5 ) preceded his wife in passing away on May 23, 1887 at the age of 75 years, 8 months, and 1 day and he was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.

         " Mary Patterson Truax " passed away on March 13, 1905 at the age of 85 years, 10 months, and 4 days and was interred with her husband.   They had 11 known children together :

10.  John Severson Truax  ~  b. June 16, 1840  ~  d. April 16, 1868 ~ " Age 27 years, 10 months "
11.  Isaac S. Truax  ~  b. December 19, 1841  ~  d. January 8, 1909 ~ " Age 67 years, 20 days "
12.  Susanna Truax  ~  b. 1843  ~  d. 1877 ~ " Age abt. 33 years "
13.  James Thomas Truax  ~  b. 1845  ~  d. 1933 ~ " Age abt. 87 years "
14.  Samuel Patterson Truax  ~  b. March 8, 1847  ~  d. September 25, 1913 ~ " Age 66 years, 6 months, 17 days "
15.  Benjamin Franklin Truax  ~  b. December 1, 1848  ~  d. April 28, 1924 ~ " Age 75 years, 4 months, 27 days "
16.  Mary Emily Truax  ~  b. January 30, 1851  ~  d. March 23, 1919 ~ " Age 68 years, 1 month, 24 days "
17.  William George Truax  ~  b. 1853  ~  d. March 2, 1905 ~ " Age abt. 52 years "
18.  Robert Lewis Truax  ~  b. June 3, 1855  ~  d. October 28, 1895 ~ " Age 40 years, 4 months, 25 days "
19.  Sarah Elizabeth Truax  ~  b. October 1, 1858  ~  d. August 4, 1864 ~ " Age 5 years, 10 months, 3 days "
20.  Lavina Riggs Truax  ~  b. April 17, 1861  ~  d. February 20, 1930 ~ " Age 68 years, 10 months, 3 days "

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

  ( 12 )  ~  Susanna  ~  Was married to either " Joseph or Thomas Bradley " and they are believed to not have had any children.
  ( 15 )  ~  Benjamin  ~  Was married twice and it is believed he didn't have any children.
               He served in the " 6th Delaware Infantry Regiment " during the Civil War along with his brothers John ( 10 ) and Isaac ( 11 ).
  ( 17 )  ~  William  ~  Married " Amanda Davis " and they had " 5 " known children together :
                 ( Family Paragraph Coming Soon ! )

     Edith Davis Hollett  ~  b. 1882  ~  d. 1957 ~ " Age abt. 74 years "
     George C. Truax  ~  b. 1886  ~  d. 1950 ~ " Age abt. 63 years "
     Mary Truax Jefferson  ~  b. 1890  ~  d. 1945 ~ " Age abt. 54 years "
     Manlove Davis Truax  ~  b. 1892  ~  d. 1975 ~ " Age abt. 82 years "
     Amanda J. Truax  ~  b. 1897  ~  d. 1992 ~ " Age abt. 94 years "

( 18 )  ~  Robert  ~  Married " Anna Laura Roberts " and it is unknown if they had any children.
( 19 )  ~  Sarah " Lizzie "  ~  Passed away at the age of 5.

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( 5 )  ~    James Severson Truax  ~    Mary Patterson Truax  ~  ( Wife of James )

  Children of James ( 5 ) and Mary Truax :

     ( 10 ) ~   John Severson Truax
     ( 12 ) ~   Susanna Truax Bradley
     ( 15 ) ~ (N)  Benjamin Franklin Truax
     ( 18 )  ~    Robert Lewis Truax  ~    Anna Laura Roberts Truax  ~  ( Wife of Robert )
     ( 19 )  ~    Sarah E. Truax



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         John Severson Truax ( 10 ) was born the 1st child and 1st son of James Severson Truax ( 5 ) and Mary Patterson Truax on June 16, 1840 in Delaware.

         He married " Sarah Hargadine " on March 5, 1864 in Delaware.   Sarah " Sallie " was born on February 10, 1843 the daughter of Samuel Hargadine and Mariam Irons Hargadine.

         " John " served as a Private in Company A, 6th Delaware Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.   He enlisted on October 25, 1862 in Smyrna, Delaware for a 9 month term.   He was mustered out on August 22, 1863 as was the entire 6th Delaware.   His brother's Isaac ( 11 ) and Benjamin ( 15 ) also served with the 6th Delaware Infantry during the war.

         " John Severson Truax ( 10 ) " preceded his wife in passing away at the age of 27 years and 10 months on April 16, 1868 and was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.   " John " and " Sarah " had " 1 " known child together.

         His wife " Sarah " re-married after " John " passing to " Joseph V. Hoffecker " in 1877 and " Sarah " and Joseph did not have any childrent together.   Joseph, however, had 5 children prior to their marriage.

         " Sarah " passed away on August 14, 1922 and was also interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware with her second husband Joseph.

24.  William Hargadine Truax  ~  b. January 30, 1865  ~  d. November 21, 1907 ~ " Age 42 years, 9 months, 22 days "

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( 10 )  ~    John Severson Truax  ~    Sarah Hargadine Hoffecker  ~  ( Wife of John )



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         Isaac Truax ( 11 ) was born the 2nd child and 2nd son of James S. Truax ( 5 ) and Mary Patterson Truax on December 19, 1841 in Delaware.   He was married twice.

         Prior to being married " Isaac " served as a Corporal in Company F, " 6th Delaware Infantry Regiment " during the Civil War.   He enlisted on November 15, 1862 in Smyrna, Delaware for a 9 month term.   He was noted as having a light complexion, dark eyes, and black hair.   He was mustered out on August 22, 1863 as was the entire 6th Delaware Infantry.   His brother's John ( 10 ) and Benjamin ( 15 ) also served with the 6th Delaware.

         He was first married to " Sarah Hoffecker " on January 25, 1868 in Delaware.   She was born on March 13, 1849 the daughter of John S. Hoffecker and Sarah E. "Sallie" Simpson Hoffecker.

         They first showup as a family in the 1870 Federal Census ( recorded: June 15, 1870 ) residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundreds, southeast of Smyrna, Delaware ( more than likely on Dutch Neck Road ) that is located next to his brother James' ( 13 ) farm.   On the other side of James' ( 13 ) farm is their dad James' ( 5 ) farm.  ( the farm he grewup on ).

         " Isaac " is noted in the 1870 Census as a 27 year old " Farmer " and " Sarah " is noted as a 21 year old " Housekeeper ".   They didn't have any children at this time .....
Also residing on the farm with them were :
John Foreacres ( Age 21 ~ farm laborer ), John Solloway ( Age 17 ~ farm laborer ), Gove Pierce ( Age 18 ~ farm laborer ), Benjamin Morris ( Age 11 ~ farm laborer ), James Jarman ( Age 11 ~ farm laborer ), Daniel Morris ( Age 9 ), Annie Farrow ( Age 15 ~ domestic servant ) and Annie Meyer ( Age 10 ~ domestic servant ) .

         In the 1870's the family suffered a " Tragedy " ..... their son " Frank M. Truax ( 27 ) " who was born on May 19, 1876 passed away at the age of 8 months and 10 days on January 29, 1877.   He was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         In the 1880 Federal Census ( recorded: June 11, 1880 ) they were still residing on the same farm in Duck Creek Hundreds, southeast of Smyrna, Delaware.   " Isaac " is noted as a 39 year old " Farmer " and " Sarah " is noted as a 30 year old " Housekeeper " raising " 3 " of their children :
James ( Age 8 )
Robert ( Age 5 )
and Lee ( Age 6 months ) .

         Sadly, most of the " 1890 census " materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and none of the information for the State's of New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Delaware survived the fire.

         Prior to what would have been the 1890 Federal Census " Tragedy " again struck the family ..... " Two More Times " .....   " Lee Truax ( 28 ) " who was born on December 5, 1879 passed away at the age of 7 months and 10 days on July 15, 1880 and he was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         And then Sarah Hoffecker Truax preceded her husband in passing away at the age of 39 years, 10 months, and 5 days on January 18, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the " Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane " and was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.   " Isaac " and Sarah had " 6 " children together.

         " Isaac ", after Sarah's passing, then married " Amanda K. Knotts " on May 9, 1891 in Delaware.   She was born on July 23, 1868 the daughter of George W. Knotts and Deborah Berry Knotts.

         In the 1900 Federal Census ( recorded: June 15, 1900 ) they are now found residing at 408 East Seventh Street, Wilmington, Delaware.   " Isaac " is noted as a 58 year old " Ship's Carpenter " and " Amanda " is noted as a 31 year old " Housekeeper " taking care of their daughter Lavania ( Age 2 ) .
Also residing with them is : " Isaac " daughter Hannah ( Age 18 ) and a Edwin Carswell who was a 58 year old " lodger & bricklayer ".

         " Isaac Truax ( 11 ) " preceded his second wife in passing away at the age of 67 years and 20 days on January 8, 1909 and was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         " Amanda K. Knotts Truax " passed away at the age of 47 on April 3, 1916 and she was interred with her husband at Glenwood Cemetery.

  Children of Isaac ( 11 ) and Sarah Hoffecker Truax :

25.  Dr. James " Luther " Truax  ~  b. October 29, 1872  ~  d. April 22, 1927 ~ " Age 54 years, 5 months, 24 days "
26.  Robert S. Truax  ~  b. abt. 1875  ~  d. ( unknown )
27.  Frank M. Truax  ~  b. May 19, 1876  ~  d. January 29, 1877  ~  " Age 8 months, 10 days "
28.  Lee Truax  ~  b. December 5, 1879  ~  d. July 15, 1880  ~  " Age 7 months, 10 days "
29.  Hannah Truax  ~  b. September 24, 1881  ~  d. ( unknown )
30.  Ralph Reed L. Truax  ~  b. September 13, 1887  ~  d. November 24, 1897  ~  " Age 10 years, 2 months, 11 days "

  Children of Isaac ( 11 ) and Amanda Knotts Truax :

31.  Mildred Truax  ~  b. March 2, 1892  ~  d. October 14, 1893  ~  " Age 1 year, 7 months, 12 days "
32.  Lavania Truax  ~  b. November, 1898  ~  d. ( after 1916 )  ~  " Age Unknown "

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 25 )  ~  James  ~  Became a Doctor in Baltimore, Maryland and married " Carrie Fields " and they had no known children.
( 26 )  ~  Robert  ~  Resided in Silver City, Idaho and nothing further is known .....
( 29 )  ~  Hannah  ~  Nothing further is known.
( 32 )  ~  Lavania  ~  Is noted on her mother Amanda's obituary.

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( 11 ) ~   Isaac Truax          Sarah Hoffecker Truax  ~  ( 1st Wife of Isaac )
         Amanda Knotts Truax  ~  ( 2nd Wife of Isaac )

  " Children of Isaac ( 11 ) and Sarah Hoffecker Truax : "

     ( 25 ) ~   James Luther Truax  ~    Carrie Fields Truax  ~  ( Wife of James )
     ( 27 ) ~   Frank M. Truax
     ( 28 ) ~   Lee Truax
     ( 30 ) ~   Ralph Reed L. Truax

  " Child of Isaac ( 11 ) and Amanda Knotts Truax :

     ( 31 ) ~   Mildred Truax



" Your Great-Great-Great-Grandparents "

         James Thomas Truax ( 13 ) was born the 4th child and 3rd son of James Severson Truax ( 5 ) and Mary Patterson Truax in 1845 in Delaware.

         He married " Mary Emma Nelson " on February 20, 1869 in Delaware.   Mary was born the daughter of William W. Nelson and Ann B. " _____ " Nelson in 1847 in Kent County, Delaware.

         They first showup as a family in the 1870 Federal Census ( recorded: June 15, 1870 ) residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundreds, southeast of Smyrna, Delaware ( more than likely on Dutch Neck Road ) that is located between the farm of his dad James ( 5 ) and the farm of his brother Isaac ( 11 ).   " James " is noted as a 24 year old " farmer " and " Mary " is noted as a 21 year old " housekeeper ".   They currently had no children .....

         Residing on the farm with them in 1870 are Mary J. Wilson ( Age 25 ~ Domestic Servant ), Theodore Carrow ( Age 19 ~ White Farm Laborer ), John Scott ( Age 18 ~ White Farm Laborer ), George Hazzard ( Age 13 ~ Black Farm Laborer ), and eight year old Samuel Keyes and it's unknown if he is related or not.

         In the 1880 Federal Census ( recorded: June 15, 1880 ) they are still residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundreds, southeast of Smyrna, Delaware that is located next to the farm of his dad James ( 5 ).   However Isaac ( 11 ) is no longer shown as being on the other farm.   James ( 13 ) is noted as a 34 year old " farmer " and " Mary " is noted as a 37 year old " housekeeper " raising their " 4 " oldest children :
John " Fletcher " ( Age 9 )
Ada ( Age 6 )
James ( Age 4 )
and William ( Age 2 ) .
No one else is shown as residing on their farm .....

         Sadly, most of the " 1890 census " materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and none of the information for the State's of New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Delaware survived the fire.   It's also sad to note that a 1900 Federal Census could also not be found for this family .....

         In the 1910 Federal Census ( recorded: April 25, 1910 ) they are still residing on a farm, that they own but with a mortgage, in Duck Creek Hundreds, southeast of Smyrna, Delaware however it is now noted to be on Dutch Neck Road.   James ( 13 ) is noted as a 64 year old " farmer " and " Mary " is noted as a 62 year old " housekeeper ".   It is also noted in this census that they only had " 5 " children that were all living away from home on their own.   Also no one else is shown as residing on their farm.

         In the 1920 Federal Census ( recorded: January 12, 1920 ) they are now residing in a home which they owned mortgage free at 123 Delaware Street, Smyrna, Delaware.   James ( 13 ) is noted as being 74 year old and " retired " and " Mary " is noted as a 72 year old " housekeeper ".   It is also noted that their 15 year old granddaughter Florence Truax ( 70 ), who was the daughter of their son Frank ( 40 ), is residing with them as well.

         In the 1930 Federal Census ( recorded: April 16, 1930 ) they apparently sold their home on Delaware Street and purchased one located at #16 on the Boulevarde ( current Route 13 ) in Smyrna, Delaware.   This home was located next door to their son James ( 38 ).   James ( 13 ) is noted as being 84 years old and " Mary " is noted as being 82 years old.   Their son Frank ( 40 ), whose wife Avis had passed away in 1926, is also shown residing with them.

         " Mary Emma Nelson Truax " preceded her husband in passing away in 1930 at the age of 82 apparently shortly after the April, 1930 Federal Census.   She was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         " James Thomas Truax ( 13 ) " passed away in 1933 at the age of 87 and he was interred with his wife.   They had " 5 " children together :

36.  John " Fletcher " Truax  ~  b. January 13, 1871  ~  d. September 1, 1924 ~ " Age 53 years, 7 months, 19 days "
37.  Ada D. Truax  ~  b. 1873  ~  d. 1953 ~ " Age abt. 79 years "
38.  James S. Truax  ~  b. 1875  ~  d. January 15, 1954 ~ " Age abt. 78 years "
39.  William Nelson Truax  ~  b. November 7, 1877  ~  d. March 31, 1956 ~ " Age 78 years, 4 months, 24 days "
40.  Frank Truax  ~  b. August 25, 1883  ~  d. March 4, 1951 ~ " Age 67 years, 6 months, 10 days "

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 36 )  ~  John " Fletcher "  ~  Married " Elva Armstrong " and they had no known children.  He worked as a Produce Broker.

( 37 )  ~  Ada  ~  Married " Rev. Robert K. Stephenson " ( who was a widower with two children ) on August 17, 1892 in Smyrna, Delaware and they had no known children together.

( 38 )  ~  James  ~  Married " Margaret Jones " and they had two known children :
              ( Family Paragraph Coming Soon ! )

   Gladys Wilson Truax  ~  b. December 4, 1907  ~  d. 1972 ~ " Age abt. 65 "
   John " Fletcher " Truax  ~  b. September 21, 1909  ~  d. February 9, 1996 ~ " Age 86 years, 4 months, 19 days "

( 39 )  ~  William  ~  Married " Mary Field " and it is unknown if they had any children.  He worked as a Bookkeeper at a Jewelry Store, they resided in Chester, Pennsylvania, and he passed away due to a carcinoma of the left kidney.

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( 13 )  ~    James Thomas Truax  ~    Mary Emma Nelson Truax  ~  ( Wife of James )

        Children of James ( 13 ) and Mary Nelson Truax :

     ( 36 )  ~    John " Fletcher " Truax  ~    Elva Armstrong Truax  ~  ( Wife of J. Fletcher )
     ( 37 )  ~    Ada Truax Stephenson  ~    Rev. Robert K. Stephenson  ~  ( Husband of Ada )
     ( 38 )  ~    James S. Truax  ~    Margaret J. Truax  ~  ( Wife of James )
     ( 39 )  ~    William N. Truax  ~    Mary Field Truax  ~  ( Wife of William )


         Samuel Patterson Truax ( 14 ) was born the 5th child and 4th son of James Severson Truax ( 5 ) and Mary Patterson Truax on March 8, 1847 in Delaware.

         He was married to " Elizabeth J. Mitchell " on January 18, 1870 in Smyrna, Delaware.   She was born on 1847 the daughter of Robert Mitchell and Hester Mitchell who resided in the Smyrna, Delaware area.

         They first showup as a family in the 1880 Federal Census ( recorded: June 12, 1880 ) residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundreds, near Smyrna, Delaware.   " Samuel " is noted as a 32 year old " farmer " and " Elizabeth " is noted as a 32 year old " housekeeper " raising their " 4 " children :
John ( Age 8 )
Samuel ( Age 5 )
Harry ( Age 4 )
and Bertha ( Age 2 ) .

      Sadly, most of the " 1890 census " materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and none of the information for the State's of New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Delaware survived the fire ..... Also a 1900 Federal Census could not be found for the family.

         In the 1910 Federal Census ( recorded: June 12, 1880 ) they are residing in a home that they owned mortgage free at 907 Jackson Street, Wilmington, Delaware.   " Samuel " is noted as a 62 year old " contractor " and " Elizabeth " is noted as a 60 year old " housekeeper ".   Also residing with them is their widowed daughter Bertha M. Bailey ( Age 30 ) and her future husband Edwin Golding McKenzie ( Age 34 ) who is noted as a boarder.

         " Samuel Patterson Truax ( 14 ) " preceded his wife in passing away at the age of 66 years, 6 months and 17 days on September 25, 1913 and he was interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.

         " Elizabeth J. Mitchell Truax " passed away at the age of 79 in 1927 and was also interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.   They had 4 known children together :

41.  John M. Truax  ~  b. June 16, 1871  ~  d. March 31, 1915 ~ " Age 43 years, 9 months, 15 days "
42.  Samuel Gilbert Truax  ~  b. August 25, 1874  ~  d. April 24, 1959 ~ " Age 84 years, 7 months, 30 days "
43.  Harry Leo Truax  ~  b. 1876  ~  d. 1945 ~ " Age abt. 68 years "
44.  Bertha May Truax  ~  b. 1878  ~  d. 1951 ~ " Age abt. 72 years "

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 41 )  ~  John  ~  Married " Ella Golt " and is is believed that they didn't have any children.
( 43 )  ~  Harry  ~  Married " Clio C. _____ " and it is unknown if they had children.
( 44 )  ~  Bertha  ~  Was married twice. She was first married to a " Bailey " who passed away and she became a widow. She then married " Edwin Golding McKenzie " and it is currently if she had children with either husband.

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( 14 )  ~    Samuel P. Truax  ~  Elizabeth J. Mitchell Truax  ~  ( Wife of Samuel )

Children of Samuel ( 14 ) and Elizabeth Truax :

( 41 )  ~    John M. Truax  ~    Ella Golt Truax  ~  ( Wife of John )
( 43 )  ~    Harry Leo Truax  ~    Clio C. _____ Truax  ~  ( Wife of Harry )
( 44 )  ~  Bertha M. Truax McKenzie  ~  Edwin G. McKenzie  ~  ( Husband of Bertha )


         Mary Emily Truax ( 16 ) was born the 7th child and 2nd daughter of James Severson Truax ( 5 ) and Mary Patterson Truax on January 30, 1851 in Delaware.

         She was married to " William E. Riggs, Jr. " on January 18, 1877 in Kent County, Delaware.   He was born on January 18, 1854 the son of William E. Riggs and Sarah M. Sevil Riggs.

         They first showup as a family in the 1880 Federal Census ( recorded: June 11, 1880 ) residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundreds, near Smyrna, Delaware.   " William " is noted as a 28 year old " farmer " and Mary ( 16 ) is noted as a 29 year old " housekeeper " raising their only child:  Anna " Ethel " ( Age 1 ) .

         Sadly, most of the " 1890 census " materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and none of the information for the State's of New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Delaware survived the fire.

         " William E. Riggs, Jr. " preceded his wife in passed away at the age of 42 years, 4 months, and 16 days on June 3, 1896 and he was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         " Mary Emily Truax Riggs ( 16 ) " passed away at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 24 days in March 23, 1919 and was interred with her husband.   They had 3 known children together :

50.  Anna " Ethel " Riggs  ~  b. March 30, 1879  ~  d. February 24, 1919 ~ " Age 39 years, 10 months, 25 days "
51.  Caroline R. Riggs  ~  b. ca. 1885  ~  d. ( unknown )
52.  Mary T. Riggs  ~  b. ca. 1888  ~  d. ( unknown )

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 50 )  ~  Annie " Ethel "  ~  Married " Reynolds Clough " and they had two children :

      Francis Reynolds Clough
      David Culbreth Clough

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( 16 ) ~   Mary Emily Truax Riggs  ~    William E. Riggs, Jr.  ~  ( Husband of Mary )

Child of Mary Truax Riggs and William Riggs :

( 50 ) ~   Anna " Ethel " Riggs Clough  ~    Reynolds Clough  ~  ( Husband of " Ethel " )


         Lavina Riggs Truax ( 20 ) was born the 10th and last child and 4th and last daughter of James Severson Truax ( 5 ) and Mary Patterson Truax in April 17, 1861 in Delaware.

         She was married to " George Reed Lofland " on February 3, 1881 in Kent County, Delaware.   He was born in July, 1857 the son of Dr. Mark Greer Lofland and Emma Frances Davis Lofland.

         They would have first shown up in the 1890 Federal Census ... however ... Sadly, most of the " 1890 census " materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and none of the information for the State's of New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Delaware survived the fire.

         " Tragedy " struck this new family early in their marriage.   Their first born child Mark ( 53 ) passed away at the " age of 5 months and 20 days " and he was interred in the Saint Peter's Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         " Then " their daughter Emma ( 54 ) passed away at the " age of 9 years, 6 months, and 9 days " due to heart problems and she was also interred in the Saint Peter's Cemetery.

         They first showup as a family in the 1900 Federal Census ( recorded: June 4, 1900 ) residing on a farm they were renting in Duck Creek Hundreds, near Smyrna, Delaware.   " George " is noted as a 42 year old " farmer " and Lavina ( 20 ) is noted as a 40 year old " housekeeper " raising " 2 " if their children :
George ( Age 9 )
and Helen ( Age 7 ) .

         It would appear that their farm was successful since also residing on the farm with them in 1900 are " nine " others:
Sallie A. Patterson ( noted as a cousin ~ Age 48 ~ white ~ Seamstress ),
James E. Tillery ( Age 56 ~ white ~ Shoemaker ),
a black man simply known as Frank ( Age 40 ~ farm laborer ),
Francis Grain ( Age 40 ~ black ~ servant ),
Clinton Ellis ( Age 33 ~ white ~ painter ),
Martin H. Frum ( Age 26 ~ white ~ Decorator ),
Carrie Andrews ( Age 25 ~ white ~ School Teacher ),
Brady Jackson ( Age 14 ~ black ~ farm laborer ),
and Harry N. Palmes ( Age 13 ~ white ~ farm laborer ) .

         A 1910 Federal Census has not, as of yet, been found for this family.   Likely due to the last name not being recorded properly.

         " Tragedy " once again struck this family .....

         Their daughter Helen ( 56 ) who had married " Victor W. Smith " passed away on October 22, 1918 due to what was believed to be childbirth at the age of 25 years, 9 months, and 10 days.   She left behind three children and was interred in the Saint Peter's Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         In the 1920 Federal Census ( recorded: January 7, 1920 ) they are now residing on a farm that they owned mortgage free located on Rothwell Corner Road, north of Smyrna in New Castle County, Delaware.   " George " is noted as a 62 year old " farmer and employer " and Lavina ( 20 ) is noted as a 59 year old " housekeeper " raising their " 3 " granddaughters:
Helen J. Smith ( Age 9 )
Marie M. Smith ( Age 6 )
and Frances C. Smith ( Age 3 ) .

         " Lavina's " husband " George Reed Lofland " preceded her in passing away at the age of 65 in 1923 and he was interred in the Saint Peter's Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         " Lavina Riggs Truax Lofland " passed away at the age of 68 in February 20, 1930 and was interred with her husband.   They had 4 known children together.

53.  Mark Greer Lofland  ~  b. August 25, 1884  ~  d. February 14, 1885 ~ " Age 5 Months, 20 days "
54.  Emma Davis Lofland  ~  b. December 18, 1885  ~  d. June 27, 1895 ~ " Age 9 years, 6 months, 9 days "
55.  George R. Lofland  ~  b. abt. 1891  ~  d. ( unknown )
56.  Helen R. Lofland  ~  b. January 12, 1893  ~  d. October 22, 1918 ~ " Age 25 years, 9 months, 10 days "

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( 20 ) ~   Lavina Riggs Truax Lofland  ~    George Reed Lofland  ~  ( Husband of Lavina )

Children of Lavina ( 20 ) and George Lofland:

( 53 ) ~   Mark Greer Lofland  ~  ( Died at 5 months of age )

( 54 ) ~   Emma Davis Lofland  ~  ( Died at 9 years old )

( 56 ) ~   Helen R. Lofland Smith  ~    Victor W. Smith  ~  ( Husband of Helen )


      William Hargadine Truax ( 24 ) was born the 1st and only child of John Severson Truax ( 10 ) and Sarah “Sallie” Hargadine Truax Hoffecker on January 30, 1865 in Delaware.

      At some point it seams that " William " moved to Brookfield, Missouri as he is noted on his marriage certificate as residing there .....

      He married " Katherine D. Brott " on May 27, 1886 in Brookfield, Missouri.   Katherine "Katie" was born on December 28, 1864 in Tennessee and was the daughter of Elijah Crandall Brott and Frances E. Vickery Brott.

      Again at some point " William " and "Katie" moved back to Delaware .....

      " William Hargadine Truax ( 24 ) " preceded his wife in passing away at the age of 42 on November 21, 1907 and was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

      " Katherine D. Brott Truax " passed away at the age of 84 on August 16, 1949 and was interred with her husband in Glenwood Cemetery.   They had 3 known children together.

60.  Georgie T. Truax  ~  b. June 13, 1889  ~  d. July 25, 1975 ~ " Age 86 years, 1 month, 12 days "
61.  John S. Truax  ~  b. March 10, 1891  ~  d. October 13, 1914 ~ " Age 23 years, 7 months, 3 days "
62.  Sarah H. Truax  ~  b. September 24, 1895  ~  d. July 13, 1977 ~ " Age 81 years, 9 months, 19 days "

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 60 ) ~ Georgie married " Fred E. Warrington " in 1912 and it is unknown if they had any children.
( 61 ) ~ John passed away at the age of 23 and is believed to have never been married.
( 62 ) ~ Sarah passed away at the age of 81 and is believed to have never been married.

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( 30 ) ~   William H. Truax  ~    " Katie " Brott Truax   ~  ( Wife of William )

Children of William ( 24 ) and Katherine :

( 60 ) ~   Georgie T. Truax Warrington  ~    Fred E. Warrington  ~  ( Husband of Georgie )
( 61 ) ~   John S. Truax
( 62 ) ~   Sarah H. Truax



" Your Great-Great-Grandparents "

      Frank Truax ( 40 ) was born the 3rd son and 3rd and last child of James Thomas Truax ( 13 ) and Mary Emma Nelson Truax on August 25, 1884 in Delaware.   During his lifetime Frank worked as a Farmer and also as Carpenter.   He was married twice.

      He was first married to " Avis Griffin " on June 21, 1903 in Mt. Pleasant, Delaware.   She was born the daughter of John Spruance Griffin and Florence Hutchison Griffin in 1885 Delaware.

         They first showup as a family in the 1910 Federal Census ( recorded: April 25, 1910 ) residing on a farm which they were renting on Severson Neck Road south east of Smyrna, Delaware.   " Frank " is noted as a 36 year old " farmer " and " Avis " is noted as a 35 year old housekeeper raising their " 3 " oldest children :
Florence ( Age 5 )
James ( Age 3 )
and Dolores ( Age 4 months ) .
Also residing with them in 1910 were " Robert Barckley " ( Age 21 ~ Hired Hand ) and Harry Stowell ( Age 10 ~ also noted as a Hired Hand ) .

         In 1913 the family was struck by " Double Tragedy " when their one year old daughter Frances Truax ( 74 ) passed away.   She was interred in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.   And as if the family hadn't suffered enough ..... on August 31, 1915 their 1 year and 7 month old son John Edward Truax ( 75 ) also passed away and was interred by his sister Frances ( 74 ) .

         In the 1920 Federal Census ( recorded: February 16, 1920 ) residing on a farm which they owned ( with a mortgage ) on Big Oak Road south east of Smyrna, Delaware.   " Frank " is noted as a 36 year old " Grain & Fruit Farmer " and " Avis " is noted as a 35 year old housekeeper raising " 7 " of their children :
Florence ( Age 15 )
James ( Age 12 )
Dolores ( Age 10 )
Homer ( Age 9 )
Frank ( Age 5 )
Paul ( Age 3 )
and Elmer ( Age 1 ) .
Also residing with them in 1920 was " Henry E Simpler " ( Age 35 ~ Foreman ) .

         " Double Tragedy " again struck the family in the 1920's.   Their 5 year old son Paul Truax ( 77 ) passed away in 1922 and he was interred in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware with his brother and sister.

         And then " Avis Griffin Truax " preceded her husband in passing away in 1926 at the age of 40 and she was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware with her three children.   She possibly died due to birth complications related to the birth of their son Lawrence ( 80 ).   Together they had 11 children.

         " Frank ", after his wife's passing, apparently sold his farm on Big Oak Road south east of Smyrna based on the below 1930 Federal Census.   Three of his younger children, Frank ( Age 15 ) ~ Edward ( Age 7 ) and Lawrence ( Age 5 ), went and lived with his son James ( 71 ) and his wife Mabel Baker Truax.   It is unknown what happened with " Elmer " ( 78 ).

         In the 1930 Federal Census ( recorded: April 18, 1930 ) " Frank " is noted as a 45 year old " Farmer " however he is shown residing with his parents James Thomas Truax ( 13 ) and Mary Emma Nelson Truax on the Boulevarde ( current route 13 ) in Smyrna, Delaware.   Residing next door is his brother James S. Truax ( 38 ) and his family.

         In the 1940 Federal Census ( recorded: April 30, 1940 ) " Frank " is noted as a 55 year old " Widower " residing in a rented home in New Castle, Delaware.   He is also noted working as a " Laborer " in an Ice Box Manufacturing Company.   His son Lawrence ( 80 ) is also residing with him.

      On September 6, 1942 " Frank " was married a second time to " Jean Alifair Robinson Scott " in Smyrna, Delaware and she was a 50 year old widow that resided in Clayton, Delaware and they didn't have any children together.   She was the daughter of Alexander Robinson.

      " Frank Truax ( 40 ) " passed away at the age of 67 years, 6 months and 10 days on March 4, 1951 and he was interred with his first wife Avis in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery in Smyrna Delaware.

      " Frank's " second wife Jean Robinson Truax passed away at the age of 66 years, 2 months and 28 days on February 3, 1978 at the Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware and she was also interred in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery in Smyrna.

70.  Florence Truax  ~  b. January 3, 1905  ~  d. April 2, 1996 ~ " Age 91 years, 2 months, 30 days "
71.  James T. Truax  ~  b. 1907  ~  d. November 4, 1968 ~ " Age abt. 61 years "
72.  Delores Truax  ~  b. 1908  ~  d. 1992 ~ " Age abt. 83 years "
73.  Homer Griffin Truax  ~  b. July 15, 1911  ~  d. 1993 ~ " Age abt. 81 "
74.  Frances Truax  ~  b. 1912  ~  d. 1913 ~ " Died an Infant "
75.  John Edward Truax  ~  b. January 28, 1914  ~  d. August 31, 1915 ~ " Age 1 Year, 7 Months "
76.  Frank Victor Truax, Sr.  ~  b. April 15, 1915  ~  d. September 17, 2000 ~ " Age 85 years, 5 months, 2 days "
77.  Paul Truax  ~  b. 1917  ~  d. 1922 ~ " Age 5 years "
78.  Elmer Truax  ~  b. June 8, 1918  ~  d. October 25, 1969
79.  Edward Marshall Truax  ~  b. August 29, 1923  ~  d. November 29, 1977 ~ " Age 54 years, 3 months "
80.  Lawrence Truax  ~  b. abt. 1925  ~  d. ( Unknown )

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 70 ) ~ Florence married " John Minner Roe " on Febrary 24, 1923 in Wilmington, Delaware and they had " 1 " known child together:

      Jack Truax Roe  ~  b. February 12, 1927  ~  d. May 4, 2015 ~ " Age 88 years, 2 months, 22 days "

( 73 ) ~ Homer married " Beatrice Marshall " who was born in 1921 the daughter of James H. Marshall and Estella Marshall.   It is unknown if they had any children.   Beatrice passed away in 1981 at the age of 60 and was interred in the Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover, Delaware.   Homer ( 73 ) passed away in 1993 at the age of 81 and was interred with his wife.

( 76 ) ~ Frank married " Bessie Truax " who was born on June 19, 1917 the daughter of Howard and Frances Marshall Truax.   Frank ( 76 ) passed away in 2000 at the age of 85 and was interred in the Townsend Cemetery, Townsend, Delaware.   Bessie passed away in December 23, 2007 at the age of 90 and was interred with her husband.   They had " 2 " children together:

Frank Victor Truax, Jr.  ~  b. January 1, 1941  ~  d. May 18, 2018 ~ " Age 77 years, 4 months, 17 days "
Howard Truax

( 78 ) ~ Elmer resided in Smyrna, Delaware at the age of 21. At some point he moved to California which is where he passed away.

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( 40 ) ~   Frank Truax      Avis Griffin Truax  ~  ( 1st Wife of Frank )
         Jean A. Robinson Truax  ~  ( 2nd Wife of Frank )

Children of Frank ( 40 ) and Avis:  ~  ( Not shown in their own listing )

( 70 ) ~   Florence Truax Roe  ~    John Minner Roe  ~  ( Husband of Florence )
( 73 ) ~   Homer Griffin Truax  ~    Beatrice Marshall Truax  ~  ( Wife of Homer )
( 74 ) ~   Frances Truax
( 75 ) ~   John Edward Truax
( 76 ) ~   Frank Victor Truax  ~    Bessie E. _____ Truax  ~  ( Wife of Frank )
( 77 ) ~   Paul Truax


      Samuel Gilbert Truax ( 42 ) was born the 2nd child and 2nd son of Samuel Patterson Truax ( 14 ) and Elizabeth J. Mitchell Truax on August 24, 1874 in Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware.

      He married to " Mattie Virginia Smith " on June 4, 1902 in Delaware.   She was born on September 8, 1878 in Barclay, Maryland.   They resided in the Wilmington, Delaware area after their marriage.

      " Grief struck this young family " when their daughter Mildred V. Truax ( 86 ) passed away at the age of 5 months on July 14, 1905.   She was interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.

         They first showup as a family in the 1910 Federal Census ( recorded: April 18, 1910 ) residing in a home which they were renting at 515 Heald Street, New Castle County, Wilmington, Delaware.   " Samuel " is noted as a 35 year old " Pattern Maker in the Iron Works " and " Mattie " is noted as a 30 year old housekeeper raising their " 2 " children :
Ralph ( Age 6 )
and Hazel ( Age 2 ) .

      " Grief once again struck this family " when " Mattie Virginia Smith Truax " preceded her husband in passing away at the age of 40 years and 28 days on October 4, 1918.   She was interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.

         In the 1920 Federal Census ( recorded: January 6, 1920 ) They were residing in a home which they were renting at 434 Queen Street, New Castle County, Wilmington, Delaware.   " Samuel " is noted as a 45 year old " Widowed Electrician " and residing with him are his mother Elizabeth J. Mitchell Truax who is noted as a 72 year old widow along with his " 2 " children :
Ralph ( Age 17 )
and Hazel ( Age 12 ) .

      " Grief once again struck this family " when his daughter Hazel E. Truax ( 87 ) passed away at the age of 18 years, 9 months, and 22 days on April 17, 1926.   She was interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.

      And just one year later " Grief once again struck this family " when Samuel's ( 42 ) mother, who was residing with him, Elizabeth J. Mitchell Truax passed away at the age of 80 years in 1927.   She was interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.

      On September 29, 1929 Samuel ( 42 ) was married for a second time to " Florence L. Hull Sutton " who was the widow of Lewis Harvey Sutton.   Two of her children, Alethea E. Sutton and Harvey L. Sutton also joined the family.

         In the 1930 Federal Census ( recorded: April 12, 1930 ) the family is now residing in a home which they " owned " located on Central Avenue, New Castle County, New Castle, Delaware.   " Samuel " is noted as a 55 year old " Electrical Engineer " and " Florence " is noted as a 37 year homemaker.   The children residing with them include :
Ralph G. Truax ( Age 26 ~ Oil Co. Salesman )
Alethea E. Sutton ( Age 16 )
and Harvey L. Sutton ( Age 14 ) .

         In the 1940 Federal Census ( recorded: April 12, 1930 ) the family is still residing in the home which they " owned " located on Central Avenue, New Castle County, New Castle, Delaware..   " Samuel " is noted as a 65 year old " Electrician at the Lobdell Car-wheel Company " and " Florence " is noted as a 47 year homemaker.   Also residing with them is " Florence's " widowed dad William Hull ( Age 71 ~ Retired ) .

      " Florence L. Hull Truax " preceded her husband in passing away on November 28, 1949 at the age of 57 years.   She was interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware with her first husband.

      " Samuel Gilbert Truax ( 42 ) " passed away on April 24, 1959 at the age of 84 years and 8 months and he was interred with his first wife " Mattie Virginia Smith Truax ".

85.  Ralph C. Truax  ~  b. June 18, 1903  ~  d. May 12, 1964 ~ " Age 60 years, 10 months, 24 days "
86.  Mildred V. Truax  ~  b. February 8, 1905  ~  d. July 14, 1905 ~ " Age 5 months, 6 days "
87.  Hazel E. Truax  ~  b. June 26, 1907  ~  d. April 17, 1926 ~ " Age 18 years, 9 months, 22 days "

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 85 )  ~  Ralph  ~  Married " Odelia Mabel Vest " in 1934 and they had " 2 " known children :

                     Janet Virginia Truax born ca. June, 1939 and she married " John Howard Orme " on August 13, 1960 in Pennsylvania.

                     Paul Gilbert Truax b. September 16, 1943 ~ d. April 4, 2021.
                     Paul Gilbert Truax's children include : Kathryn Truax Pizzini, Paul David Truax, and Kristy Truax Nichols.

( 86 )  ~  Mildred  ~  Passed away as an Infant.
( 87 )  ~  Hazel  ~  Was never married.

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( 42 ) ~   Samuel Gilbert Truax ~ ( Bio )

                      Mattie Virginia Smith Truax  ~  ( First Wife of Samuel )
                      Florence Hull Truax ~ ( Bio )  ~  ( Second Wife of Samuel )

  Children of Samuel ( 42 ) and Mattie Truax:

      ( 85 ) ~   Ralph C. Truax ~ ( Bio )  ~    Odelia Mabel Vest Truax  ~  ( Wife of Ralph )

      ( 86 ) ~   Mildred V. Truax
      ( 87 ) ~   Hazel E. Truax


         James T. Truax ( 71 ) was born the son of Frank Truax ( 40 ) and Avis Griffin Truax in 1907 in Delaware.

         He married " Mabel Baker " in about 1925 and they resided in the Smyrna, Delaware area together.   She was born in 1905 and her parent's names are currently unknown.

         Soon after their marriage " James' " mother Avis Griffin Truax passed away in 1926 and his dad Frank ( 40 ) sent his three youngest children, " James' " siblings, Frank ( Age 15 ) ~ Edward ( Age 7 ) and Lawrence ( Age 5 ) for James ( 71 ) and his wife " Mabel " to take care of them.

         They first showup as a family in the 1930 Federal Census ( recorded: April 15, 1930 ) as " Lodgers " in the home of Walter E. & Mamie Williams in Smyrna, Delaware.   " James " is noted as a 22 year old " Laborer " and " Mabel " is noted as a 25 year old " Servant " working in the Williams home.   They also now have " 2 " children of their own:  Myrtle ( Age 4 ) and Avis ( Age 2 ) plus James ( 71 ) three siblings residing with them as noted above.

         In the 1940 Federal Census ( recorded: April, 1940 ) they are shown as residing on a rented farm in Kent County, Delaware.   " James " is noted as a 32 year old " Farmer " and " Mabel " is noted as a 33 year old " housekeeper " raising their " 6 " children :
Myrtle ( Age 13 )
Avis ( Age 12 )
Margaret ( Age 7 )
Walter ( Age 6 )
Helen ( Age 4 )
and Elizabeth ( Age 3 ) .

      " Grief struck this young family " when their daughter Elizabeth Truax ( 93 ) passed away at the age of 11 on June 27, 1949.   She was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         In the 1950 Federal Census ( recorded: April 1, 1950 ) they are shown as residing on a rented farm in Kent County, Delaware.   " James " is noted as a 43 year old " Farmer " and " Mabel " is noted as a 44 year old " housekeeper " raising " 4 " of their children :
Avis ( Age 23 )
Margaret ( Age 18 )
Walter ( Age 16 - Works on Farm )
and Helen ( Age 14 ) .
" James' " brother " Edward Elwood Truax ( 79 ) ", ( Age 26 - Working in a Mill ) was also residing with them .....

         " Mabel Baker Truax " passed away on August 8, 1958 and was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna Delaware.

         " James T. Truax ( 71 ) " passed away at the age of 61 at Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware on November 4, 1968 and was interred next to his wife.   They had " 6 " known children together :

88.  Myrtle Marie Truax  ~  b. October 7, 1926  ~  d. October 28, 2010 ~ " Age 84 years, 21 days "
89.  Avis Truax  ~  b. May 16, 1928  ~  d. Apr. 11, 2012 ~ " Age 83 years, 10 months, 26 days "
90.  Margaret Truax  ~  b. abt. 1933  ~  d. bef. 2012
91.  Walter Truax  ~  b. February 10, 1934  ~  d. April 15, 1997 ~ " Age 63 years, 2 months, 5 days "
92.  Helen Truax  ~  b. abt. 1936
93.  Elizabeth Truax  ~  b. 1937  ~  d. Jun. 27, 1949 ~ " Age 11 years "

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 88 )  ~  Myrtle  ~  Married " William L. Givens " on May 10, 1947 in Federalsburg, Maryland.  After their marriage they resided in Kent County, Delaware and had " 4 " known children together :

      James Givens
      Edna Givens
      Sue Givens
      Robert Givens

( 90 )  ~  Margaret  ~  Nothing further is currently known.
( 91 )  ~  Walter married " Ruth M. Tribbitt " and they had " 2 " known children together :

      Walter Truax, Jr.  ~  b. February 2, 1959  ~  d. September 17, 2011 ~ " Age 52 years, 7 months, 15 days "
      Rose Marie Truax  ~   ( Dates Unknown )

( 92 )  ~  Helen  ~  Nothing further is currently known.
( 93 )  ~  Elizabeth  ~  Passed away as a child.

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( 71 )  ~    James T. Truax  ~    Mabel Baker Truax  ~  ( Wife of James )

  Children of James ( 71 ) and Mabel Truax:

      ( 88 )  ~    Myrtle M. Truax Givens  ~   William Leroy Givens  ~  ( Husband of Myrtle )
      ( 91 )  ~   Walter Truax
      ( 93 )  ~   Elizabeth Truax


Dolores Truax
Dolores Truax

         Dolores Truax ( 72 ) was born the daughter of Frank Truax ( 40 ) and Avis Griffin Truax on November 27, 1908 in Delaware.

         She married James " Thomas " Tribbitt in 1925 and they resided in the Smyrna, Delaware area together.   James was born the son of Robert T. Tribbitt and Rhoda May _____ Tribbitt in 1905.   They had seven known children together.

         They first showup as a family in the 1930 Federal Census ( recorded: April 17, 1930 ) in a home they were renting located in Woodland Beach, Kent County, Delaware.   James " Thomas " is noted as a 24 year old " General Laborer " and " Dolores " is noted as a 19 year old " housekeeper " raising their " 3 " oldest children :
James " Thomas " ( Age 3 )
Eugene ( Age 2 )
and Violet ( Age 8 months ) .
Also residing with them is Dolores' ( 72 ) 18 year old brother Homer Griffin Truax ( 73 ) working also as a " General Laborer ".

         In the 1940 Federal Census ( recorded: April 3, 1940 ) they are residing in a home they were renting located on Front Street, Leipsic, Kent County, Delaware.   James " Thomas " is noted as a 34 year old " Trapper and Boatman " and also his boat is noted as being for hire.   " Dolores " is noted as a 28 year old " housekeeper " raising their " 7 " children :
James " Thomas " ( Age 13 )
Eugene ( Age 12 )
Violet ( Age 10 )
Robert ( Age 8 )
Ruth " Jean " ( Age 7 )
Dorothy ( Age 5 )
and William ( Age 4 ) .

A 1950 Federal Census has not been found for this family .....

         " Dolores' " husband James " Thomas " Tribbitt preceded her in passing away in 1977 at the age of 71 and he was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna Delaware.

         " Dolores Truax Tribbitt ( 72 ) " passed away on December 20, 1992 at the age of 83 and was interred next to her husband.

  95.  James " Tom " Thomas Tribbitt, Jr.  ~  b. June 17, 1926  ~  d. ( Surviving ? )
  96.  Eugene " Elmer " Tribbitt  ~  b. 1927  ~  d. December 16, 1948 ~ " Age abt. 21 years "
  97.  Violet Tribbitt  ~  b. abt. September, 1929
  98.  Robert " Bobby " Collison Tribbitt  ~  b. August 27, 1931  ~  d. October 9, 1994 ~ " Age 63 years, 1 month, 13 days "
  99.  Ruth " Jean " Tribbitt  ~  b. abt. 1933
100.  Dorothy Tribbitt  ~  b. abt. 1935
101.  William A. Tribbitt  ~  b. March 17, 1936  ~  d. February 12, 2012 ~ " Age 75 years, 10 months, 26 days "

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

  ( 95 )  ~  James  ~  Married " Jeanette Logas " on June 17, 1950 in Hartly, Delaware.
               " Jeanette " preceded her husband in passed away on January 3, 2007
               and was interred in the Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover, Delaware. Together they had " 1 " known child :

       Richard Allen " Dick " Tribbitt  ~  b. October 4, 1951  ~  d. 2014

  ( 96 )  ~  Eugene " Elmer "  ~  Joined the Navy and was never married.
               While still in service he passed away in 1948 at the age of 21.
               He apparently drowned while duck hunting in the Delware Bay and was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna Delaware.

  ( 97 )  ~  Violet  ~  Married a " Phelps " and resides in Kent County, Delaware and nothing further is known.

  ( 98 )  ~  Robert " Bobby "  ~  Was believed to have never been married.
               He passed away at the age of 63 due to cancer in the Veteran's Medical Center, Perry Point, Maryland
               and was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna Delaware.

  ( 99 )  ~  Jean  ~  Married a " Failing " and resides in Kent County, Delaware and nothing further is known.

( 100 )  ~  Dorothy  ~  Married a " Cooper " and resides in Kent County, Delaware and nothing further is known.

( 101 )  ~  William  ~  Married " Shirley Dennis " and it is unknown if they had any children.
               William's wife Shirely passed away at the age of 70 on October 8, 2004
               and was interred in the New Hope Cemetery, Willards, Maryland.
               William passed away on February 12, 2012 at the age of 75 and was interred with his wife.

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( 72 )  ~     Dolores Truax Tribbitt  ~    James Thomas Tribbitt  ~  ( Husband of Dolores )

  Children of Dolores Truax ( 72 ) and James " Thomas " Tribbitt:

    ( 95 )  ~     Jeanette Logas Tribbitt  ~  ( Wife of James ~ " 95 " )
    ( 96 )  ~     Eugene Elmer Tribbitt
    ( 98 )  ~     Robert Collison Tribbitt
  ( 101 )  ~    William A. Tribbitt  ~    Shirely Dennis Tribbitt  ~  ( Wife of William )



" Your Great-Grandparents "

         Edward " Elwood " Marshall Truax ( 79 ) was born the son of Frank ( 40 ) and Avis Griffin Truax on August 29, 1923 in Delaware.

         " Elwood ", in the 1940 Federal Census, is shown working as a " Farm Laborer " on a farm located near Rothwells Corner, New Castle County, Delaware. The farm was owned by George and Edna C. Council.

         He enlisted in the Army on March 9, 1943 and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and later also in Korea.   He was married twice.

         " Elwood " was married first to " Lucile Lula Hurd " on October 11, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware.   She was born on March 29, 1925 in Maryland the daughter of Fletcher Hurd and Lula A. Little Hurd.    It is unknown at this time if they had any children together and are believed to have been divorced.

         " Elwood " had a relationship with " Claudia Alafair Robinson " to whom he was not married and had one child, Gerald ( 100 ).   Claudia has two other children that were not part of this union, Charles Richard Scott and Bonnie Gaye Scott.

         " Elwood " was later married second to " Ruth M. Tribbitt Truax " and they had two children together: Donald (111) and Rose (112).

         " Ruth " was previously married to " Walter Truax ( 91 ) ".   They were later divorced and they had two children together :

Walter Truax, Jr.  ~  b. February 2, 1959  ~  b. September 17, 2001 ~ " Age 42 years, 7 months, 15 days "
Linda Truax  ~  b. ( Dates Unknown )

         " Edward " Elwood " Marshall Truax ( 79 ) " preceded his wife in passing away on November 29, 1977 at his home on High Street, Kenton, Delaware.   He was interred in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.   His obituary noted that he also had " two " step-children:  Walter and Linda Truax.

         It is currently unknown when " Ruth M. Tribbitt Truax " passed away or if she is still surviving .....

        Child of " Elwood " Truax ( 79 ) and Claudia Alafair Robinson :

          110.  " Gerald Hawkins Truax "  ~  b. February 15, 1950

        Children of " Elwood ( 79 ) " and Ruth Tribbitt Truax :

          111.  Donald Truax  ~  b. ( Dates Unknown )
          112.  Rose Marie Truax  ~  b. ( Dates Unknown )

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

" The order of the birth of the children has not been verified ".

" Claudia Alafair Robinson's " other children:  Bonnie Gaye Scott married " Edwin Robinson " and she passed away.   She was cremated and her ashes were spread on her families farm near Blackbird, Delaware.   Charles Richard Scott currently resides in Smyrna, Delaware and is married to " Dale _____ ".   Charles and Dale have 3 children together: Jeff, James and Donna.

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( 79 ) ~   Edward " Elwood " Marshall Truax


         Avis Truax ( 89 ) was born the daughter of James T. Truax ( 71 ) and Mabel Baker Truax on May 16, 1928 in Delaware.   She married " Harlyn E Reese " in 1955 and they resided in the Smyrna, Delaware area together.

         " Avis " retired from the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna after 20 years of service.   Prior to that, she was a waitress for several years at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Smyrna.   She loved reading, doing yard work, and being with her family.

         " Harlyn E Reese " preceded his wife in passing away on November 19, 2002 at the age of 72 and he was cremated.  His ashes were given to a family member.

         " Avis Truax Reese ( 89 ) " passed away on April 11, 2012 at the age of 83 years, 10 months, and 26 days and she also was cremated and her ashes were given to family as well.   They had two children together.

113.  Harlyn E. " Butch " Reese  ~  b. January 30, 1957
114.  Bonnie Lea Reese  ~  b. February 23, 1958

Family Notes:   Harlyn ( 113 ) and Bonnie ( 114 ) both reside in Delaware.

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( 89 ) ~   Avis Truax Reese  ~  Harlyn E. Reese  ~  ( Husband of Avis )


Gerald Truax
Gerald Truax
( October 23, 2004 )


" Your Grandparents "

         Gerald Hawkins Truax ( 110 ) was born the son of Edward " Elwood " Truax ( 79 ) and Claudia Alafair Robinson on February 15, 1950 in Delaware.

         He married " Evelyn L. Underwood " who was born the daughter of Robert Allan and Veronica Burke Underwood on May 13, 1955.   " Gerald " and Evelyn had 4 children together and were later divorced.   Evelyn later was remarried to Carl Woolery.

         " Evelyn L. Underwood Woolery " passed away on December 6, 2001 at the age of 46 years, 6 months, and 24 days and was interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Delaware.

         " Gerald " then married " Kate Plugge " with whom he did not have any children and they were also later divorced.   " Gerald " is currently retired.

120.  Jeremy Christopher Truax  ~  b. June 26, 1972
121.  Mary Beth Truax  ~  b. June 11, 1976
122.  Veronica Jean Truax  ~  b. April 4, 1978
123.  Andrea Alexis Truax  ~  b. February 27, 1981

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  Evelyn L. " Penny " Underwood Woolery  ~  ( 1st wife of Gerald )


Jeremy and Kelli Truax

Jeremy Truax
( 2004 )

         Jeremy Christopher Truax ( 120 ) was born the son of Gerald Hawkins Truax ( 110 ) and Evelyn L. Underwood Truax on June 26, 1972 in Wilmington, Delaware.   He has been married twice.

         He was first married to " Ginger Lee Hensley " and they had 4 children together and were later divorced.   He then met and started a relationship with " Leslie Stairs " with who he had one child.

         " Jeremy " then met and started a relationship with " Kelli Marie Hanshaw " which led to their marriage on October 23, 2004 in the Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company Hall, Cheswold, Delaware.

         " Kelli " was born the daughter of Kevin Lynn Hanshaw and Karen Lorraine Hodge Hanshaw on September 5, 1982 in Rochester, New York.   " Kelli's " step-dad Russell S. Pickett ( See the " Pickett Family History " ) , current husband of her mom Karen , performed the wedding ceremony.

         After their marriage they resided in multiple homes in Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland.   During their marriage " Jeremy " worked at multiple jobs including owning & and operating a Painting Business and a Trucking Business.   " Kelli ", before her children were of school age, was a stay-at-home Mom.

         Soon after their marriage they first resided in in Suffolk, Virginia where " Kelli " became a full time mom to " Jeremy's " " 2 year old " daughter Kaylin Marie Truax ( 134 ) who they raised together.

         While residing in Suffolk, Virginia their first daughter together Samantha Madison Truax ( 135 ) was born.   About a year after Samantha's ( 135 ) birth they moved to rural Dover, Delaware.

         Soon after moving to Delaware their second daughter, Hannah Joyce Truax ( 136 ), was born in Kent General Hospital, Kent County, Delaware.   They later moved to Goldsboro and then to the Chestertown, Maryland area.   In 2021 they eventually moved to Marydel, Delaware.

         Their marriage ended in 2022 with " Jeremy " leaving their home and moving to the Sandtown, Delaware area.   In April, 2022 " Kelli " along with her daughters Samantha ( 135 ) and Hannah ( 136 ) moved together to the rural Dover, Delaware area.

         In January, 2024 " Kelli " and " Jeremy " were divorced.   " Kelli " is currently working in a Physicians office in Dover, Delaware and resides in Millsboro, Delaware .

  Children of Jeremy ( 100 ) and Ginger Lee Hensley Truax :

130.  Jeremy Christopher Truax, Jr.  ~  b. February 19, 1991
131.  Gina Elizabeth Truax  ~  b. November 29, 1992
132.  Jered Allen Truax  ~  b. July 2, 1997
133.  Jason Edward Truax  ~  b. June 1, 2000  ~  d. September 1, 2014 ~ " Age 14 years and 3 months "

  Child of Jeremy Truax and Leslie Stairs:

134.  Kaylin Marie Truax  ~  b. March 15, 2002

  Children of Jeremy ( 100 ) and Kelli Hanshaw Truax :

135.  Samantha Madison Truax  ~  b. August 7, 2005
136.  Hannah Joyce Truax  ~  b. August 14, 2007

Family Notes :  ~  ( other than any of those names color coded above )

( 130 )  ~  Jeremy  ~  Currently is married, has children, and residing in Maryland.
( 131 )  ~  Gina  ~  Currently resides in Easton, Maryland with her children.
( 132 )  ~  Jered  ~  Nothing further is known.
( 133 )  ~  Jason  ~  Passed away in Florida.
( 134 )  ~  Kaylin  ~  Currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.
( 135 )  ~  Samantha  ~  Was born in Suffolk, Virginia and currently resides in Delmar, Delaware.
( 136 )  ~  Hannah  ~  Was born in Dover, Delaware and currently resided in Milford, Delaware.

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( 133 ) ~ Jason Edward Truax

Truax Girls

" Truax Girls "
Hannah ( 136 ) ~ Kaylin ( 134 ) ~ Samantha ( 135 )

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