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Saturday,
January 9, 2021

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Latest Updates:

     I've recently discovered the Parents & 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.

  • Anyone that has information or questions on this family line
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    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.

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

    • Family members names shown in " MAROON " 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.

    • Children's names shown in " DARK BLUE " and in " ITALICS " have their own paragragh.   The others, due to a lack of information, do not and are shown in " BLACK " without " Italics ".

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

    • All words and names shown 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 link.

    • A " " shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there is a photo of the person or family members on the link.

    • A " (N) " shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there are no photos 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.   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 ( 1 ) 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 ( 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 ~ " Age Unknown "

      3.  Margarita Truax  ~  b. July 5, 1774  ~  d. ( unknown ) ~ " Age Unknown "


             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 ~ " Age Unknown "



    " 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 ( 5 ) 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 ( 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 ( 5 ) 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 ( 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.

             In the 1870 Federal Census ( recorded: June 15, 1870 ) they are still residing on a farm in Duck Creek Hundred, near Smyrna, Delaware.   James ( 5 ) 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 ( 5 ) 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 " 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 "

    13.  James Thomas Truax  ~  b. 1845  ~  d. 1933 ~ " Age abt. 87 "

    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 "

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those 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 (2) and Isaac (3).

      ( 17 ) ~ William married " Amanda Davis " and they had " 5 " known children together:

       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 S. Truax  ~  Mary Patterson Truax  ~  ( Wife of James )

      Children of James ( 5 ) and Mary Truax:

         ( 12 ) ~   Susanna Truax Bradley

         ( 15 ) ~ (N)  Benjamin F. Truax

         ( 18 ) ~   Robert Lewis Truax  ~    Anna Laura Roberts Truax  ~  ( Wife of Robert )

         ( 19 ) ~   Sarah E. Truax


          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 ( 10 ) 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 ( 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 ( 10 ) and " Sarah " had " 1 " known child together.

          His wife " Sarah " re-married after John's ( 10 ) 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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    ( 2 ) ~   John S. Truax  ~    Sarah Hargadine Hoffecker  ~  ( Wife of John )


             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 ( 11 ) 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 ( 11 ) is noted 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 in 1870 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 ( 11 ) 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 ) ~ 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 ( 11 ) and Sarah had " 6 " children together.

          Isaac ( 11 ), 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 ( 11 ) is noted as a 58 year old " Ship's Carpenter " and " Amanda " is noted as a 31 year old " Housekeeper " their daughter Lavania ( Age 2 )   Also residing with them is Isaac's ( 11 ) daughter Hannah ( Age 18 ) and a Edwin Carswell who was a 58 year old " lodger & bricklayer ".

          Isaac ( 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 " 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.  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 )  ~  " Age 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 )  ~  " Age 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. ( unknown )  ~  " Age Unknown "

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

    ( 25 ) ~ James became a Doctor in Baltimore, Maryland and married " Carrie Fields " and they had no known children.

    ( 26 ) ~ Robert ~ Nothing further is known except that he was in the 1880 census.

    ( 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 ( 13 ) is noted as a 24 year old " farmer " and " Mary " is noted as a 21 year old " housekeeper ".   They currently had no children.

             Also 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.   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 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 ( 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 "

    38.  James S. Truax  ~  b. 1875  ~  d. January 15, 1954 ~ " Age abt. 78 "

    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 "

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

    ( 36 ) ~ J. " 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:

       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 ) ~   J. "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 ( 14 ) 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 ( 14 ) 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 ( 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 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 "

    44.  Bertha May Truax  ~  b. 1878  ~  d. 1951 ~ " Age abt. 72 "

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those 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 " 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 ( 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. ????

    52.  Mary T. Riggs  ~  b. ca. 1888  ~  d. ????

    Children's Notes: ~ ( other than those 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 ( 20 ) husband George 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 ( 20 ) 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 ) ~ " Age 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 ( 24 ) and "Katie" moved back to Delaware.

          William ( 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.   "Katie" 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 "

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those 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 ( 40 ) 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 " 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 ( 40 ) 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 ) .

             " Tragedy " struck the family " two more times " 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 " 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 ( 40 ), 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 ( 40 ) 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 ( 40 ) 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 ( 40 ) 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 ( 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 ( 40 ) 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 "

    72.  Delores Truax  ~  b. 1908  ~  d. 1992 ~ " Age abt. 83 "

    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  ~  b. April 15, 1915  ~  d. September 17, 2000 ~ " Age 85 years, 5 months, 2 days "

    77.  Paul Truax  ~  b. 1917  ~  d. 1922 ~ " Age 5 "

    78.  Elmer Truax  ~  b. 1919  ~  ( Unknown )

    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 )

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those 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

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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 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.

          Their daughter Mildred ( 86 ) passed away at the age of 5 months on July 14, 1905 and she was interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware.   Samuel's ( 42 ) wife Mattie preceded her husband in passing away at the age of 40 on October 4, 1918 and was also interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery.

          Their daughter Hazel ( 87 ) then passed away at the age of 18 on April 17, 1926 and she was interred in the Silverbrook Cemetery as well.   Samuel ( 42 ) passed away on April 24, 1959 at the age of 84 and was interred with his wife Mattie.

    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:

    ( 85 ) ~ Ralph married " Odelia Mabel Vest " in 1934 and they are believed to not have had any children.

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    ( 42 ) ~   Samuel Gilbert Truax  ~    Mattie Virginia _____ Truax  ~  ( Wife of Samuel )

    Children of Samuel ( 42 ) and Mattie Truax:

    ( 85 ) ~   Ralph C. Truax  ~    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' ( 71 ) mother Avis Griffin Truax passed away in 1926 and his dad Frank ( 40 ) sent his three youngest children, James' ( 71 ) 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 ( 71 ) 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 ( 71 ) 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 ).

             " Mabel " passed away on August 8, 1958 and was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna Delaware.   James ( 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. 1926  ~  d. 2010 ~ " Age abt. 83 "

    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 ~ " Age Unknown "

    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 "

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those 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.  It is unknown if they had any children.

    ( 91 ) ~ Walter married " Ruth M. _____ " and they had " 1 " known child together:

          Walter Truax, Jr.  ~  b. February 2, 1959  ~  d. September 17, 2011 ~ " Age 52 years, 7 months, 15 days "

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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 in 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 ( 72 ) 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 ( 72 ) 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 ).

             Dolores' ( 72 ) husband James " Thomas " preceded her in passing away in 1977 at the age of 71 and he was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna Delaware.   Dolores ( 72 ) passed away in 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 "

      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 "

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those 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 ) ~ Euguene " 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.   He enlisted in the Army on March 9, 1943 and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and in Korea.   He was last noted as working on a farm in the Kenton, Delaware area.   He was married twice.

          " Elwood " ( 79 ) was married first to " Lucile Lulu 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 " ( 79 ) 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 " ( 79 ) was later married second to " Ruth M. Tribbitt Truax " ( Tribbitt family relationship to the Dolores Truax Tribbitt ( 72 ) family is currently unknown ) and they had two children together: Donald (86) and Rose (87).

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

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

          " Elwood " ( 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.

      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. ( unknown )

          112.  Rose Marie Truax  ~  b. ( unknown )

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those 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 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 ( 89 ) 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 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 ( 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 ( 110 ) 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 ( 110 ) then married " Kate Plugge " with whom he did not have any children and they were also later divorced.   Gerald ( 110 ) currently owns and operates his own truck out of Hartly, Delaware.

    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

    Kelli & Jeremy Truax
    ( October 23, 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 two times.

          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 ( 120 ) 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 Pickett ( See the " Pickett Family History " ) , husband of her mom Karen , performed the wedding ceremony.

          Kelli and Jeremy ( 120 ) reside in Chestertown, Maryland where Jeremy ( 120 ) is employed in the pawn and wireless businesses and they have two children together.  His daughter Kaylin ( 134 ) also resides with them.

      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

    ~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

    ( 130 ) ~ Jeremy currently is married and residing in Marydel, Delaware.

    ( 133 ) ~ Jason passed away in Florida.

    ( 134 ) ~ Kaylin is currently attending college in Virginia.

    ( 135 ) ~ Samantha Madison Truax was born in Suffolk, Virginia.

    ( 136 ) ~ Hannah Joyce Truax was born in Dover, Delaware.

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    ( 133 ) ~ Jason Edward Truax

    Truax Girls

    " Truax Girls "
    Hannah (126), Kaylin (124), and Samantha (125)

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