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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wood Panelling

How do you decorate with wood panelling? Many of the older homes have wood panelling. If you buy a home with wood panelling what do you do with it? Do you work with it or rip it out? Some of it is pretty bad and I can see ripping it out. But sometimes the wood panelling is better than anything you can replace it with. Some of that old real wood paneling, ship lap siding, raised paneling, board and batten, tongue and groove... that's all good stuff. If it's in good condition you should try to work with it. Either clean and polish it good or paint it. Then decorate around it and use it's beauty.










































































Predestination Or Free Will?


This particular subject is deep and much deeper than we, human beings, can fully understand. It is a topic that has been discussed and studied by those much more knowledgeable than I and with the end result about as cloudy as it was to start with.

First and foremost, as Christians, we recognize God as omniscient (all knowing), omnipotent (all powerful) and omnipresent (everywhere present). There is nothing beyond Him and nothing that is not known by Him. He is the Creator and He existed before the creation. I.e. He was present before there was a universe, before there was a solar system, before there was an earth and before there was a man/woman on the earth. This means that He exists outside of time as we know it. We see time linearly, meaning one second is followed by the next second and followed by the next. But God exists outside of time seeing it all as present. No past or future with Him, but present.

Whether we understand or comprehend this means little because we are NOT God and therefore cannot know as He knows. We are created beings, He is the Creator. Despite the fact that the first human beings, Adam and Eve, were created to be immortal (would have never died) and with the full use and function of their organic brain, we are still NOT God. And, of course, with sin and the Fall, human beings die and we don't have the full function of our brains (but, when Jesus returns, He will resurrect our mortal bodies and they will be changed to be what was originally intended and given immortality). The wages of sin is death and so our fleshly bodies will die and our spirits will live forever. When Jesus returns our spirits will rejoin our resurrected immortal bodies and so shall we live forever with Him. We will also be able to see and understand more than we can today in our limited fleshly bodies and our limited time (we cannot comprehend it and don't have the time to gain the experiential knowledge because we die).

How does this affect our topic of predestination and free will? As much as we can understand it, we must still realize that our understanding is essentially limited and incomplete. It will remain so until we can sit directly in His presence. He is sovereign. He has the absolute authority, right, and ability to do with His creation as He pleases. He has supreme, indisputable power and we are in no position to make demands on Him except as His children through Jesus Christ. If I begin to tell God what to do, I'm being presumptuous and arrogant, trying to be God in God's place as though He were not enough. In a sense, this is what satan did and what he enticed Adam and Eve to do. They wanted to be God. And, we have inherited that evil desire. We want to be our own gods. We tend to think that we know better than God and God should do our bidding. But, as we mature as Christians, we begin to realize that we cannot be God and that God is trustworthy. We can trust Him to be God and to do all things in their correct order and at the right time and in the perfect way. For instance, when a child becomes sick, we want that child healed and back in perfect health. In our fear and desperation, we will make demands on God or try to "persuade" Him to do what we want as though God does our bidding on demand. But, as Christians, the Holy Spirit begins working in our hearts until we come to a place of trusting in the love of God. When we come to that place of trust, we can let go of our sick child and trust that child in God's Hands to do as He wills knowing it's for the ultimate best of all concerned. He answers our prayers even if it's not the answer we want. But, we learn to trust even those answers we don't like. It's what we call faith.

He proclaims Himself as a God of love.
Exodus 34:5-8 The LORD came down in a cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed the name of the LORD. (6) The LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and filled with gracious love and truth. (7) He graciously loves thousands, and forgives iniquity, transgression, and sin. But he does not leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of the ancestors on their children, and on their children's children to the third and fourth generation." (8) Moses quickly bowed to the ground and prostrated himself in worship.

As we come to know Him and experience His love, we learn to trust that love and to trust He knows best. We may experience hard times and think we cannot stand it, but He sustains us through it. One day we can look back and see how He really was with us even though we didn't feel like it.

Footprints In The Sand
One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

- by Mary Stevenson

I've seen a funny add on to this: "See those long marks, that's where I had to drag you kicking and screaming all the way."

Knowing God is ultimately in control, comes the question of whether or not we have free will. Are we predestined by this all knowing God and therefore have no free will or do we have free will and our choices determine our future and therefore there is no predestination? God's omniscience seems incompatible with human free will. But is it? Are we predetermined to know and accept Christ and therefore be saved versus those who are predetermined to reject Christ and be lost? If so, then where does our free will come in?

Calvinism is the theological system associated with the Reformer John Calvin that emphasizes the rule of God over all things as reflected in its understanding of Scripture, God, humanity, salvation, and the church.Calvinism has always been diverse, with a wide range of influences rather than a single founder. Since the Arminian controversy, protestantism has divided into separate groups, Arminians and Calvinists. Basically, Calvinism is known by an acronym: T.U.L.I.P. for Total Depravity (also known as Total Inability and Original Sin); Unconditional Election; Limited Atonement (also known as Particular Atonement); Irresistible Grace; Perseverance of the Saints (also known as Once Saved Always Saved).

Arminianism is a school of theology based on the teachings of Dutch theologian Jacob Arminius, for whom it is named. It is perhaps most prominent in the Methodist movement and found in various other evangelical circles today. These were: (1) that the divine decree of predestination is conditional, not absolute; (2) that the Atonement is in intention universal; (3) that man cannot of himself exercise a saving faith, but requires God's help to attain this faith; (4) that though the grace of God is a necessary condition of human effort it does not act irresistibly in man; (5) that believers are able to resist sin but are not beyond the possibility of falling from grace. In essence, the Arminians maintained that God gives indispensible help in salvation, but that ultimately it is the free will of man which decides the issue.

Arminians reject the concept of individual election entirely, preferring to understand the doctrine in corporate terms. According to this corporate election, God never chose individuals to elect to salvation, but rather He chose to elect the believing church to salvation. Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Ridderbos says "[The certainty of salvation] does not rest on the fact that the church belongs to a certain "number", but that it belongs to Christ, from before the foundation of the world. Fixity does not lie in a hidden decree, therefore, but in corporate unity of the Church with Christ, whom it has come to know in the gospel and has learned to embrace in faith."

Calvinists and Arminians agree that only some are chosen for salvation. Both viewpoints agree that those who turn from sin to follow Christ are saved. Arminianism is related to Calvinism historically. However, because of their differences over the doctrines of divine predestination and election, many people view these schools of thought as opposed to each other. The question is: On what basis did God predestine people? Did He predestine some because He knew they would believe of their own free will, or did He predestine without regard to human choices? Was God's choice based on man's choice, or is man's choice itself a result of God's choice?

According to John Calvin, "Predestination we call the eternal decree of God, by which He has determined in Himself, what He would have to become of every individual of mankind. For they are not all created with a similar destiny; but eternal life is foreordained for some and eternal death for others. Every man, therefore, being created for one or the other of these ends, we say he is predestinated either to life or to death." Institutes, Book III, Ch. XXI, Sec. 5.

As I said in the beginning, scholars have debated this question for centuries and there are varying answers, some to one extreme or another. But these different viewpoints are just viewpoints and does not affect our salvation. We can be saved and have different viewpoints on this issue.

Neither Calvinists nor Arminians will dispute that God exists beyond space and time. God would not have foreknowledge or past knowledge of an event, He would just have knowledge of it period. The Bible teaches the fact of predestination, as well as teaching we have the freedom to make choices. The great Christian writer, C.S. Lewis states, “Of course reality must be self-consistent; but till (if ever) we can see the consistency it is better to hold two inconsistent views than to ignore one side of the evidence . . . It is plain from Scripture that, in whatever sense the Pauline doctrine is true, it is not true in any sense which excludes its (apparent) opposite.”

Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C. S. Lewis
"All that Calvinist question — Free-Will and Predestination, is to my mind undiscussable, insoluble. Of course (say us) if a man repents God will accept him. Ah yes, (say they) but the fact of his repenting shows that God has already moved him to do so. This at any rate leaves us with the fact that in any concrete case the question never arrives as a practical one. But I suspect it is really a meaningless question. The difference between Freedom and Necessity is fairly clear on the bodily level: we know the difference between making our teeth chatter on purpose and just finding them chattering with cold. It begins to be less clear when we talk of human love (leaving out the erotic kind). ‘Do I like him because I choose or because I must?’ — there are cases where this has an answer, but others where it seems to me to mean nothing. When we carry it up to relations between God and Man, has the distinction perhaps become nonsensical? After all, when we are most free, it is only with a freedom God has given us: and when our will is most influenced by Grace, it is still our will. And if what our will does is not ‘voluntary’, and if ‘voluntary’ does not mean ‘free’, what are we talking about? I’d leave it all alone." (p. 186) See More

Jason T. Eberl “’You Cannot Escape Your Destiny’ (Or Can You)?: Freedom And Predestination In The Skywalker Family”
"For some religious believers, God can pull certain strings in the world to make it turn out as He wills. God designed the universe with all the physical causal laws that we live by everyday, such as gravity, inertia, centrifugal force, the fact that all “lite” beers are tastelees, and so forth. But does God also pull the strings of human will? Does He, for example, truly “harden hearts” as the Bible says He did to the Egyptian Pharoah (Exodus 4:21)? This is an important question for religious believers who also think that human beings are morally responsible for their actions: Do good and you go to Heaven, do evil and you got to Hell. If God hardened Pharoah’s heart so that he wouldn’t let the Israelites leave Egypt, does he deserve his punishment when God drowns the Egyptians in the Red Sea?

For religious philosophers, such as Augustine and Aquinas, God may infuse “grace” into the minds and hearts of those who invite it, and deny it to those who refuse it. And this grace may influence a person’s will, usually toward goodness. But the reception of grace requires the compliance of the person’s own will. The only way to receive God’s grace is not to reject it, and someone can avoid being infused with grace by willing against it. Thus, by creating human beings with freedom of will, God limits His own power to control our lives; God can pull only those strings in our will that we let Him though He can still pull the strings of everything around us."

So here we are, a sticky wicket but not one to distress us or cause us such controversy that we would cannot sleep. If we feel called and we respond and are saved, we don't have to be afraid. We are saved. If we feel called and we refuse to respond and refuse the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, we are lost. That's as far as we need to worry. Do we accept or do we reject? Whether we are foreordained, pre-elected or predestined is not for us to figure out. We answer the call with a choice - to accept or reject. "The predestined certainty of God's gracious work in Christ was not meant to perplex men, but to encourage and reassure all who trust in His grace." - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Acts 2:22-24 (CEV) Now, listen to what I have to say about Jesus from Nazareth. God proved that he sent Jesus to you by having him work miracles, wonders, and signs. All of you know this. (23) God had already planned and decided that Jesus would be handed over to you. So you took him and had evil men put him to death on a cross. (24) But God set him free from death and raised him to life. Death could not hold him in its power.

1 Peter 1:19-20 (Easy To Read Version - ERV) You were bought with the precious blood of Christ's death. He was a pure and perfect sacrificial Lamb. (20) Christ was chosen before the world was made, but he was shown to the world in these last times for you.

Romans 8:29-30 (Modern King James Version - MKJV) For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers. (30) But whom He predestinated, these He also called; and whom He called, those He also justified. And whom He justified, these He also glorified.
Ephesians 1:3-6 (MKJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ; (4) according as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, (5) having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, (6) to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He has made us accepted in the One having been loved.

Ephesians 1:7-9 (MKJV) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace, (8) which He caused to abound toward us in all wisdom and understanding; (9) having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

Romans 9:14-25 (Contemporary English Version - CEV) Are we saying that God is unfair? Certainly not! (15) The Lord told Moses that he has pity and mercy on anyone he wants to. (16) Everything then depends on God's mercy and not on what people want or do. (17) In the Scriptures the Lord says to Pharaoh of Egypt, "I let you become king, so that I could show you my power and be praised by all people on earth." (18) Everything depends on what God decides to do, and he can either have pity on people or make them stubborn. (19) Someone may ask, "How can God blame us, if he makes us behave in the way he wants us to?" (20) But, my friend, I ask, "Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did? (21) Doesn't a potter have the right to make a fancy bowl and a plain bowl out of the same lump of clay?" (22) God wanted to show his anger and reveal his power against everyone who deserved to be destroyed. But instead, he patiently put up with them. (23) He did this by showing how glorious he is when he has pity on the people he has chosen to share in his glory. (24) Whether Jews or Gentiles, we are those chosen ones, (25) just as the Lord says in the book of Hosea, "Although they are not my people, I will make them my people. I will treat with love those nations that have never been loved.
2 Timothy 1:9 (ERV) God saved us and chose us to be his holy people, but not because of anything we ourselves did. God saved us and made us his people because that was what he wanted and because of his grace. That grace was given to us through Christ Jesus before time began.

Galatians 1:15-16 (ERV) But God had special plans for me even before I was born. So he chose me through his grace. (16) It pleased him to let me see and know his Son so that I could tell the Good News about him to the non-Jewish people. I immediately prepared to do this work without asking for advice or help from anyone.

1 Corinthians 2:7-8 (ERV) But we speak God's secret wisdom that has been hidden from everyone until now. God planned this wisdom for our glory. He planned it before the world began. (8) None of the rulers of this world understood this wisdom. If they had understood it, they would not have killed our great and glorious Lord on a cross.
John 15:15-18 (ERV) I no longer call you servants, because servants don't know what their master is doing. But now I call you friends, because I have told you everything that my Father told me. (16) "You did not choose me. I chose you. And I gave you this work: to go and produce fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you anything you ask for in my name. (17) This is my command: Love each other. (18) "If the world hates you, remember that they hated me first.

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 (ERV) God did not choose us to suffer his anger. God chose us to have salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. (10) Jesus died for us so that we can live together with him. It is not important if we are alive or dead when Jesus comes.
Joshua 24:15 (ERV) "But maybe you don't want to serve the LORD. You must choose for yourselves today. Today you must decide who you will serve. Will you serve the gods that your ancestors worshiped when they lived on the other side of the Euphrates River? Or will you serve the gods of the Amorites who lived in this land? You must choose for yourselves. But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD."



Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine's Day Is Coming Up

20 Inexpensive Valentine's Day Ideas

  1. Take a moonlit walk (somewhere safe)
  2. If you like games, treat yourself to a game night.  Cards, board games, charades, whatever you enjoy.
  3. If you both enjoy cooking, make your meal together. Someone can make the salad and salad dressing while the other grills the steaks. Or you can bake together, making some goodies. Or how about doing a fondue with a nice wine.
  4. Have a picnic. Even if it's not good outside, have your picnic indoors. Take it to your spouse at work for lunch or have it on the living room floor at the coffee table. If the weather is nice, take it outside and enjoy. You want it to be easy and fun.
  5. Dancing together. You can go out dancing but you can also play music at home and light some candles and dance the night away. I prefer it this way as it's not so loud and noisy.
  6. If you like sports, do something together. Whether it's taking a run together, playing a tennis game, go bowling, work out together (and I mean really together). Don't just go to the gym and separate until you meet back in the lobby. Workout together. There are exercises and routines you can assist each other with, swim in the pool together, walk on side-by-side treadmills, etc. Or maybe watch a favorite sport on TV. Make some popcorn and tea and root for your team together.
  7. Are there places in your locale that you've always wanted to visit but haven't taken the time to? Maybe you could take this time to finally go together. Visit that museum, that art gallery, that historical place, The most romantic thing is to do what you wouldn't normally be interested in just because it's of interest to your significant other. You may hate sports but your husband is a basketball fan. So watch a game with him. He may hate art museums but would visit one with you because you want to go. And be a willing partner. Don't go and make the visit miserable by complaining, mocking, etc. The whole point is to make it enjoyable whether it's something you would normally like or not. You are doing it for the other person!
  8. If one of you is a musician, how about playing some love songs.
  9. Write a love message on their car windshield.
  10. Do you know something that your loved one particularly loves? Maybe their favorite coffee? Give them a gift card to their favorite coffee cafe or convenience store. For instance I love QT convenience store coffee. So my hubby could get me a gift card and one of their refillable mugs! Or maybe your loved prefers hot tea and you could purchase some special gourmet teas and put in a basket. Maybe they love coconut cake and you could bake one or purchase one for them. If they like ice cream, how about making banana splits before watching a movie?
  11. Mail a love letter or card (via snail mail) to their work address so they will get it on Valentine's Day. Just a note to tell them you love them. If you are good at poetry, here's your chance! If not, look up a love poem and put it in the letter.
  12. Make a special breakfast. Most of us hit the road without a full breakfast, but if you get up early, you could make your loved one their favorite breakfast. Make a heart shape pancake, eggs and bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy (make those biscuits in a heart shape), etc. Set the table, sprinkle some rose petals on the plate and serve.
  13. Start a back and forth journal for sharing love notes, hopes, dreams, memories for just the two of you. To make it more fun, hide it around your house for your love to find.
  14. Can you sneak their car off and have it cleaned? Maybe change the oil too? Then bring it back to them as a surprise.
  15. Make up your own gift basket. Tie a bow on the handle and place some gifts that are just right for your loved one. How about some bath salts, pretty soap, body lotion and some soothing music. Or some chocolate candy, hot chocolate mixes, chocolate wine for that chocolate lover. Or a couple of movie DVDs, popcorn and comfy slippers. There are so many ways to make up a gift basket based on your loved one's interests.
  16. Do a chore that your loved one particularly hates. Do it just for them. Does your wife hate to clean the bathrooms? Do it for her and do it to her specifications. Don't just do a couple of swipes around the sink and think that's it. Do it right. Pay attention and do it correctly. If you have to ask her HOW to do it, listen to her and do it without grumbling and complaining. If you husband hates to clean the garage, try to do it for him. And do it just the way he wants it. You are doing it as a gift to the other person.
  17. Do you have an interest that you share? How about taking a class in it together? A dance class, art class, cooking class, genealogy workshop, etc
  18. Make some Valentine's Day cupcakes, cookies or muffins for your special someone.
  19. Make a fruit basket for your loved one.
  20. Pick up your loved one's favorite magazines. Go out and buy them their favorite magazines whether it be hunting and gun magazines or home decor or soap opera or fashion magazines.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Jim Elliott

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot, 1949




Jim Elliott
Born as Philip James Elliott on 10/8/1927 to Fred and Clara Elliott. He and his siblings grew up in a Christian home and he professed his faith in Jesus at the age of 6 years old. He learned oratory skills in high school and used his oratory skills to defend his Christian beliefs and witness to others about salvation through Jesus Christ. In 1945 he entered Wheaton College, a private Christian college in Illinois. He saw his time there as an opportunity to grow spiritually, develop discipline, and prepare for future missions work. He selected his activities with these goals in mind. Believing in the value of physical conditioning, he joined the wrestling team during his first year, even though some considered it unnecessary and even ungodly. The following year, he refused a staff position within the college that would have given him a free year of tuition but also a significant time commitment and what he considered foolish responsibilities. He was not even fully convinced of the value of his studies, considering subjects like philosophy, politics, and culture to be distractions to one attempting to follow God. He went on several extended missionary trips during his years at Wheaton. He graduated in 1949. Everything he did after college was to prepare himself for foreign missions. He and some friends moved to Ecuador in 1952 to work with and evangelize the Quichua Indians. While there he married Elisabeth Howard and they had their only child, Valerie, in 1955. He and four other missionaries, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming, and their pilot, Nate Saint, made contact with the violent Huaorani Indian tribe (which were known at the time as the Aucas) from their airplane using a loudspeaker and a basket to pass down gifts. Historically, every encounter with the Huaorani had ended in death, from the sixteenth-century conquistadors to seventeenth-century Jesuits to nineteenth-century gold and rubber hunters. Toward the end of 1955, the oil companies were closing in on Huaorani territory, an area of about 2,500 square miles. This tribe of unknown size and location was seen to be an irritant to development. Not only had they killed oil company employees who ventured into their territory, but they had even lain in ambush outside the big oil camps and killed unsuspecting employees right outside their own quarters. After several months and 13 gift drops, the men decided to build a base a short distance from the Indian village, along the Curaray River. There they were approached one time by a small group of Huaorani Indians and even gave an airplane ride to one curious Huaorani whom they called "George" (his real name was Naenkiwi). Encouraged by these friendly encounters, they began plans to visit the Huaorani,without knowing that George had lied to the others about the missionaries' intentions. The missionaries radiod to their wives that they intended to make efforts to enter the village and they would radio back at 4:30pm. Their plans were preempted by the arrival of a larger group of 10 Huaorani warriors, who killed Elliot and his four companions in a sudden and brutal attack on January 8, 1956. The missionaries had vowed to one another before God that they would not defend themselves against human attack, even in the face of death. According to the Indians later, the men did not try to fight back. There were warning shots fired by the men and one tried to make it to the plane to radio for help. But they were overcome and martyred. When they missed their checkin the worried wives asked for help. Planes flew over the base camp and saw the signs of attack. Four days later a weary but tense ground party made up of missionaries, Quechua Indians, and military personnel found the other bodies, identifiable only by their watches, rings, and other personal effects. Elliot's mutilated body was found downstream, along with those of the other men, except that of Ed McCully. Their bodies had been brutally pierced with spears and hacked by machetes. All of the plane's fabric had been ripped off as if they had tried to kill the plane. Nate Saint's watch had stopped a 3:12 p.m. Photos developed from film found in Nate's camera at the bottom of the river and a diary fished out of his pocket gave the only record of their last days.


One of the photos found in the camera.


Widows hear the news of their husband's deaths.

Elliot and his friends became instantly known worldwide as martyrs, and Life Magazine published a 10-page article on their mission and death. They are credited with sparking an interest in Christian missions among the American youths of their time, and are still considered an encouragement to Christian missionaries working throughout the world.

After their deaths, there were many conversions to Christianity among the other Indian tribes of Ecuador. Later, Elisabeth Elliot and her daughter Valerie moved to work in the Auca Indian village. They were joined by Rachel Saint (Nate's sister) who also felt a burden to take the Gospel to those who had killed her brother. Their example of forgiveness and love for the ones who murdered their family members allowed them to have amazing success with the once murderous Indians. Many Aucas now live for Christ and are busy sharing the Gospel with others. Nate's son, spent a lot of time with his Aunt Rachel with these Indians. In an unbelievable expression of reconciliation, Steve Saint, Nate’s son, was baptized by two of the men who murdered his father, in the very river where his father died. Steve Saint has worked as a missionary in West Africa, Central America and South America. At the request of the Waodani elders, he returned to the Amazon in 1995 along with his wife and children.

Elisabeth Elliott, had her own ministry as a Christian author, speaker and had a radio program (Gateway to Joy) in her later years.

Ed McCully, Pete Fleming and Jim Elliott


Nate Saint and his family


Roger Youderian and his family


Kathy Saint being baptized by Indians from the tribe that killed her father.

http://www.atanycost.org/DidTheyHaveToDie.htm
Another source was Wikipedia

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

William Albert Conner and Elizabeth Dalton


Conner Genealogy

William Albert Conner and Elizabeth Dalton are my fifth great grandfather. William Albert Conner was born about 1796 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC. I don't know who are his parents right now.



William Albert Conner married Elizabeth Dalton. Elizabeth Dalton was born about 1796 in NC. I don't know who her parents are right now.

William Albert Conner and Elizabeth Dalton had 5 children that I'm aware of:

1) Isaac Jackson Conner (DOB 1817-1820 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1871 in Rutherford County, NC) married Adaline Thomason (DOB 1816-1826 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1870 in Rutherford County, NC). They had James Conner, Erwin McCoy Conner, Joseph Washington Conner, Thomas Conner, Martha Conner Wilson, William M. Conner, Emily Conner and Ursilla Lucilla Conner Wilson.

2) Martha "Patsy" Conner (DOB About 1826 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1880, Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC) married Marcus Rollin Crawford (DOB 1820-1822 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1870 in Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC). They had Louisa Ida Jane Crawford (Joshua Ledbetter Grant), Felix M. Crawford (Sarah Elvira Halford), James Crawford, John C. Crawford (Almira Jestine Dalton), Rachel Manerva Crawford (Gilbert Pinckney Conner), Mary Martha Marannas Crawford (aka Polly Crawford)(Rev. Jonathon "John" M. Hall), Rhoda Malinda Crawford (Moses James Hall).

3) Sarah Alta Conner (DOB About 1833 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1910 in Rutherford County, NC) married 1st Noah Wesley Dalton (DOB About 1832 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC; DOD 12/24/1863 in Camp Douglas, Cook County, IL) and 2nd James Wilson (DOB About 1808 in NC; DOD ? in ? ). They had Whitington Wilson, Lewis Wilson, Elvira Wilson, William Wilson, Myra Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson, Jane Wilson, Manerva Wilson, Mary C. Wilson, Simon Wilson.

4) Johnathon Conner (DOB 2/14/1834 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC; DOD 3/28/1906 in Henderson County, NC) married Nancy Adaline Griggs (DOB 7/10/1838 in NC; DOD 2/26/1935 in Edneyville, Henderson County, NC). They had Marcus Alexander Conner (Harriet "Hattie" L. Unknown), Martha Elizabeth Jane Conner (Flavius Josephus Huntley), Joseph Grayson Conner (Emma Oland Casey), William Albert Conner (Ursilla Drucilla "Silla" Hill), Elizabeth Ann Jane Connor (John N. Hill and Flavius Josephus Huntley).

5) William Albert Conner, Jr. (DOB About 1838 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC; DOD 3/4/1893 in Bat Cave, Henderson County, NC) married Elizabeth Harriet William (DOB 3/30/1836 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 10/23/1911 in Bat Cave, Henderson County, NC). They had George Washington "General" Conner (Naomi "Oma" Caroline Sawyer and Susan Alice Wilkie), Laura E. Connor (John William Wilson), Alice May Connor (John William Wilson), Cynthia Susan Luella "Ella" Conner (Columbus "Lum" Oates), Marcus "Mark" Napoleon "Ian" Connor (Harriet "Hattie" Adeline Barnwell), William "Will" Mitchell Connor (Sarah Alza Leah Wilson and Mary Ann Virginia "Jenny" Freeman), Jeanette Vernetta "Nettie" Bessie Connor (Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Huntley), Mary "Mollie" Jane Connor (John Moton Freeman, Sr.), Samuel Rutledge Connor (Hattie Lillie Huntley), Thomas "Tom" Burgin Connor (Lillian Mariah Morrow), Jerome Conner, Naomi "Oma" Connor (Merritt Gaston), Hattie T. Connor (Steven Gaston Freeman).

1830 U.S. Census of Rutherford County, North Carolina, Series: M19; Roll: 124; Page: 447; Family History Library Film: 0018090, "William Conners" (sic)
Name: William Conners
[William Croner]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Rutherford, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 (Isaac Jackson Conner would have been 3-13 yrs old.)
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 (? ?)
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 (William Albert Conner would have been 34 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 (Martha Patsy Conner would have been 4 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 (Elizabeth Dalton Conner would have been 35 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

1840 U.S. Census of West of North Fork, Burke County, North Carolina; Roll: 355; Page: 345; Image: 700; Family History Library Film: 0018092, Line 16, "Wm Conner"
Ross Massey
Jas Bright
Cornelius Welch
Wm Morris
Jas C. Dawson
Jas Berryman
Sarah Bright
Jas M. Gibson
Mary Bell
Henry Bell
Jno Arrowood
Jno Woodey

Wm Conner
Name: Wm Conner
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): West of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 (William Albert Conner would have been 44 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 (Elizabeth Dalton Conner would have been 44 yrs old)
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8

Jas H. Ferney
Jno J. Falconer
B.M. Bracket

Isaac Conner
Name: Isaac Conner
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): West of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10
Wm Conner
Name: Wm Conner
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): West of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8

Wesley Barnet
Jno Sping
M.S. Perkins
Thos Meschell
Levi Perkins
Jess Abbott
Marthy Brucket
Jos Brucket
Bastury Brucket


1850 U.S. Census of Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: M432_644; Page: 329B; Image: 205, Dwelling 1414 and 1415 and 1416 and 1419 and 1420, Family 1462 and 1463 and 1464 and 1667 and 1668, "Jackson Canner" and "Isaac Cornor" and "William Conner" (sic, it is Jackson Conner, Isaac Conner and William Conner), "Marcus Crawford", "Margaret Conner"
Jackson Cannor, 30 yrs old (DOB 1820), M(ale), W(hite), Labor, Real Estate Value $50, Born in NC
Adaline Cannor, 31 yrs old (DOB 1819), F, W, Born in NC
James Cannor, 15 yrs old DOB 1835), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Ervin Cannor, 10 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Born in NC, Attends School
Joseph Cannor, 7 yrs old (DOB 1843), M, W, Born in NC
Thomas Cannor, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in NC
Martha Cannor, 1 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Born in NC
Nancy Thomason, 65 yrs old (DOB 1785), F, W, Born in NC
Isaac Cannor, 49 yrs old (DOB 1801), M, W, Farmer, $100 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Rosana Cannor, 45 yrs old (DOB 1805), F, W, Born in NC
Susannah Cannor, 17 yrs old (DOB 1833), F, W, Born in NC, Attends School
Cyntha Cannor, 14 yrs old (DOB 1836), F, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Samuel Cannor, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
William Cannor, 10 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Sophiar Cannor, 6 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Born in NC
Calvin Cannor, 4 yrs old (DOB 1846), M, W, Born in NC
William Canner, 52 yrs old (DOB 1798), M, W, Farmer, $100 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Elizabeth Conner, 52 yrs old (DOB 1798), F, W, Born in NC
Atta Conner, 17 yrs old (DOB 1833), F, W, Born in NC
Johnathon Conner, M, W, Born in NC
Albert Conner, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC
Marcus Crawford, 28 yrs old (DOB 1822), M(ale), W(hite), House carpenter, Born in NC
Martha Crawford, 25 yrs old (DOB 1825), F, W, Born in NC
Louisa Crawford, 4/12 mos old (DOB 1850), F, W, Born in NC
William Crawford, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC
Margaret Connor (sic), 30 yrs old (DOB 1820), F, W, Head, Born in NC


1860 U.S. Census of Buffalo, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: M653_913; Page: 371; Image: 192; Family History Library Film: 803913, Family 1392, Lines 23-25, "Wm Conner"
Wm Conner, 64 yrs old (DOB 1796), M(ale), W(hite), Day laborer, $0 Real estate value, $0 Personal estate value, Born in NC Elizabeth Conner, 64 yrs old (DOB 1796), F, W, Born in NC
Albert Conner, 22 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC
Noah and Alto Dalton


1870 U.S. Census of Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1159; Page: 16B; Image: 36; Family History Library Film: 552658, Family 26, Lines 7-16, "Marcus Crofford" (sic, Marcus Crawford)
Marcus Crofford, 50 yrs old (DOB 1820), M(ale), W(hite), Farming, $500 Real estate value, $250 Personal estate value, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Martha Crofford, 45 yrs old (DOB 1825), F, W, Keeping house, Bron in NC, Cannot read or write
Loiza Crofford (sic), 20 yrs old (DOB 1850), F, W, At home, Born in NC, Can read, Cannot write
Felix M. Crofford, 19 yrs old (DOB 1851), M, W, Working on farm, Born in NC, Can read, Cannot write
James Crofford, 15 yrs old (DOB 1855), M, W, Farming, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
John Crofford, 13 yrs old (DOB 1857), M, W, At home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Manerva Crofford, 11 yrs old (DOB 1859), M (sic), W, At home, Born in NC
Mary Crofford, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), M (sic), W, At home, Born in NC
Rhody M. Crofford, 3 yrs old (DOB 1867), M (sic), W, Born in NC
William Conner, 71 yrs old (DOB 1799), M, W, Farming, Born in NC, Cannot read or write


FindAGrave.com
William Albert Conner
Birth: 1796, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death: unknown, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
William Albert Conner's grave cannot be pictured, but is located in the center of the graveyard where the field stones have been removed. His and Elizabeth's first daughter, Margaret, was born around 1820, so it is assumed that they were married before that time. His death was after 1860.
Family links:
Parents: James Conner
Spouse: Elizabeth Dalton Conner (1796 - 1862)
Children:
Martha Conner Crawford (1826 - ____)* Isaac JACKSON Conner (1828 - ____)*
Burial: Bills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA Created by: Donna Hemphill Robbins Record added: Aug 08, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 40424349

Elizabeth Dalton Conner
Birth: 1796, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1862, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Born around 1796.
Family links: Spouse: William Albert Conner (1796 - ____)
Children:
Martha Conner Crawford (1826 - ____)
Isaac JACKSON Conner (1828 - ____)
Burial: Bills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Donna Hemphill Robbins
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40439421











Isaac Jackson Conner
Birth: 1828, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death: unknown, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Jackson's grave cannot be found exactly, but is located in the center of the graveyard, where the unmarked stones have been removed.
Family links:
Parents:
William Albert Conner (1796 - ____)
Elizabeth Dalton Conner (1796 - 1862)
Spouse:
Adaline Thomason Conner
Children:
Joseph Washington Conner (1845 - 1917)
Martha Conner Wilson (1849 - 1918)
Burial: Bills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Donna Hemphill Robbins
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40424343


William Albert Conner
Birth: 1796, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death: unknown, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
William Albert Conner's grave cannot be pictured, but is located in the center of the graveyard where the field stones have been removed. His and Elizabeth's first daughter, Margaret, was born around 1820, so it is assumed that they were married before that time. His death was after 1860.
Family links:
Parents: James Conner
Spouse: Elizabeth Dalton Conner (1796 - 1862)
Children:
Martha Conner Crawford (1826 - ____)*
Isaac JACKSON Conner (1828 - ____)*
Burial: Bills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Donna Hemphill Robbins
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40424349


Martha Conner Crawford
Birth: 1826
Death: unknown
d/o William Conner, Elizabeth Dalton
w/o Marcus Crawford, m. 26 Mar 1849 in Rutherford, North Carolina
Last found June 1880 living with husband and 2 daughters in Chimney Rock, Rutherford, North Carolina
Daughter, Martha Polly (Crawford) Hall (1862-1923) @ Find A Grave Memorial # 12391668
Daughter, Rhoda M (Crawford) Hall (1866-1921) @ Find A Grave Memorial # 43086743
Family links:
Parents:
William Albert Conner (1796 - ____)
Elizabeth Dalton Conner (1796 - 1862)
Spouse: Marcus Rollin Crawford (1822 - ____)
Children:
Felix M Crawford (1852 - 1924)
John C Crawford (1857 - 1941)
Siblings:
William Albert Conner (1825 - 1893)
Isaac JACKSON Conner (1828 - ____)
Burial: Unknown
Created by: KindredWhispers
Record added: Aug 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57851322


Jonathon Conner
Birth: Feb. 14, 1834
Death: Mar. 28, 1906
Family links: Spouse: Nancy Adaline Griggs Conner (1838 - 1935)
Children: Liza Ann Conner Hill (1865 - 1963)
Burial: Conner Cemetery, Bat Cave, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Rebecca
Record added: May 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7461634






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