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Begnal  Eaton Shevlin O'Shaughnessy Pereira Cardozo (Perry)


Eaton Surname Meaning, History & Origin  |  Eaton Story  |  Eaton Time-Line


If you have Eaton's in your lineage or are an Eaton, please e-mail me  D.R. "Doc" Young



How I a Young, in search of my Father Sep 1992, came to learn that my Father Richard Newton Young (whom I met for the first time 1968) was born as a Begnal after 2 years into researching him as a Young in 1994.  After obtaining my Father's birth certificate showing his birth as Newton Richard Begnal, parents Clifford Franklin Begnal and Thelma Fern Perry. 


How and where the name Young came from is another story, I believe possibly an Earl L. Young per the 1930 Federal Census of 2 Apr, living at 1117 Plymouth Ave., San Francisco a Teamster, Trucking might have known Thelma and provided transportation for Thelma (my paternal grandmother), Clifford Anthony (uncle) & Richard Newton (my father) to San Pedro, as Thelma F. Benesch, as of 8 Feb 1930 marrying Robert J. Benesch, living per the 9 Apr 1930 census with Robert at 1377 Hayes St. San Francisco, CA, with her sons listed as Clifford G Benesh, 6, Stepson (Step Son) and Richard N Benesh, 5, Stepson (Step Son), my Uncle & Father.


Continuing to connect my Father's Life to the Present, he passes on 5 Jan 1995.  The Journey to connect continues wanting to learn now of my Begnal Lineage, and for the next 24 years researching Begnal, this too will change once again.


In 1994, having adding Paternal Grandfather Clifford Franklin Begnal, b. 31 Mar 1903, Utica, Oneida Co., NY to my Tree, the search connects George Felix Begnal & Elizabeth Shaughnessy as parents of Clifford, only no birth record has been found of this date 13 Feb 2024.


1994 I wrote the NY Health Dept & Utica Vital Statistics requesting a record find of a Clifford Franklin Begnal, b. 31 Mar 1903, Utica, sharing at the time that his parents were Elizabeth & George F Begnal, both NY Health & Utica replied with Birth Not Found & Possibly not recorded.


My quest continues for Clifford F Begnal (1903-1960), mother Elizabeth Shaughnessy (1882-1949), George Felix Begnal (1879-1957) for the next 22 years, thought to be his biological father.  Only I am not finding any records to verify Clifford's birth.


Yet another turn comes 29 Dec 2016, just 13 days after receiving my Ancestry DNA (Autosomal) Results. A Special Thanks to, my Cousin John William Rockwell Jr. for the marriage certificate discovery of Elizabeth Shaughnessy and Claude Brudenell Eaton 13 Jun 1900, New York Mills, Oneida Co., NY  Placing Claude Eaton as the potential birth father of Clifford Franklin Begnal, b. 1903, so I am hoping.


Another piece of evidence to my suspicions that George F Begnal might not be Clifford's bio-father, is a 1928 letter from Clifford Franklin, living in San Francisco, CA to his Aunt Ella (Shaughnessy) Rockwell in Utica, NY asking who his Father was, as Elizabeth had told him it was not George Felix Begnal.  Sadly I do not have a reply letter from Ella.


So my Search now is of Claude Brudenell Eaton (1879-1956) meaning those descendants of My GF Clifford Franklin Begnal (1903-1960), my Uncle Clifford Anthony Begnal Young (1923-2012), and Father Newton Richard Begnal Young (1924-1995) are Eaton Descendants not of Begnal or Young DNA, only by name.


Dec 2018, I take the FamilyTreeDNA  Y-DNA37 test, results in on 5 Feb 2019, of test Kit No. 892549 - I have 16 matches to the surname of "Eaton"  31 Aug 2019 with 8 @ 37marker and 8 @ 25markers. 


Making it Official...I am now a Descendant of Francis Eaton (1595-1633) Bristol, England and of his 3rd marriage to Christiana Penn (1607--1684), their son Benjamin Eaton (1627-1711)  I am his 9th Great Grandson.


Francis Eaton's yDNA Haplogroup: R1b-M269 - My FamilyTreeDNA Y-DNA result 5 Feb 2019 is R-M269 (Kit No. 892549)


Claude Brudenell Eaton of New Hartford, NY

married 13 Jun 1900, New York Mills, Oneida Co., NY

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shaughnessy, of Utica, NY


Marriage Certificate

performed by Rev. Louis Glancy Colson


Witnesses Lewis W Edwards (1852) Lawyer and wife Margaret "Maggie" maiden unk (1870)


 Child of this union Clifford Franklin Eaton aka Clifford Franklin Begnal 




My Eaton Time-Line  |   Eaton's 14 Generation's from 1462 to 1879 FTM Report  |  Genealogical and Biographical of the Eaton Families


The Journey Began 6 Sep 1620


In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims, English colonists set sail to find gold,  3 ships the Susan Constant, the Discovery, and the Godspeed set sail from England in December 1606 for the New World...They founded Virginia


Eaton County, MI organized in 1837 named after John Henry Eaton, the Secretary of War for President Andrew Jackson


Eatonville, Herkimer Co., NY  |  Eaton Bush Cemetery


Kinship Report of John Eaton (1573-1606) & Dorothy Smith (1575-1606)

parents of Francis Eaton (1596-1633) Mayflower Passenger a signer of the Mayflower Compact 1620


Meaning of the Surname Eaton / Eyton |  Who are You Really ?  even if you have taken a DNA Test




I have connected Claude Brudenell Eaton back to Francis Eaton, baptized on 11 September 1596 at St. Thomas' Church in Bristol, England.

Francis was a son of John Eaton and his wife Dorothy (Smith).  He had younger siblings who were born after him - including Jane in 1598/99, Samuel in 1600 and Welthian in 1602, but all siblings died of a possible devastating illness in March 1603 which may have spread through the whole family. He was the only child of this family known to survive until adulthood.

Eaton had become a house carpenter in Bristol by about age nineteen (c.1615) and was living in a tenement in the parish of St. Phillips, Bristol.  Bristol records subsequent to 1615, do not list Francis Eaton, who may have left England for Holland, as Bradford lists him on the Mayflower passenger list section for Leiden congregation members.

Probably about 1618 or 1619 in England, Francis Eaton married a woman named Sarah (maiden name unknown).  There is no record in Bristol of his first marriage or of the birth of his son Samuel there, indicating the family may have lived elsewhere in England prior to boarding the Mayflower.


New England, The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1640 for Francis Eaton aboard the Mayflower, the ships Carpenter and the Mayflower's Descendants

Source: Early life in England, a Mayflower Passenger -  |  Mayflower Faces with 129 mentions of Eaton

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants  |  General Society of Mayflower Descendants  |  Who is Eligible to Join ?  |  The Eaton Families Association

1st Generation Osee Eaton Sr 2nd Generation Osee Eaton Jr3rd Generation George A Eaton

4th Generation  Claude B Eaton  5th Generation Clifford F Eaton Begnal  |  6th Generation  Newton Richard Begnal Young (Eaton)
My Mayflower Eaton's  |  My Eaton Story

Updated: 16 Jan 2017


1st Generation - 4th Great-grandfather


Osee Eaton Sr
b. 30 Jul 1781, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, d. 8 Aug 1847, Schuyler, Herkimer Co., NY


not confirmed possibly related to Fuller Eaton, b. 1786, Pownal, Bennington Co., VT, d. Jul 1862, WI

m. abt. 1806, Hannah Pooler ?  Or Elizabeth  8 Children:


Almira 1807

George 1817

Cynthia 1807

Chauncey 1818

Sarah 1808

Jefferson A 1819

Osse/Osee 1812**

Susan Jane 1823

"" Would not be in the 1810 census unless born before 5 Aug 1810


1810  |  1820  |  1830  |  1840


2nd Generation - 3rd Great-grandfather

Osse Eaton Jr., b. abt. 1812, NY, d. abt. 1879, NY

m. abt. 1834

Mercy, b. abt. 1813

12 Children:

Sylvester 1835

Mary 1846

David 1836

Eve 1847

Gaylord 1838

Aaron 1849

Esther 1841

Lucy D 1852

Hanah 1845

Osee 1854

Betsy 1845

George A, b. Feb 1854, NY


3rd Generation - 2nd Great-grandfather

George A Eaton, b. Feb 1854, NY, d. Unknown

m. abt. 1876

Elizabeth B Ireland, b. Feb 1855, d. Unknown

Children: Claude Brudenell 1879, Mercy 1883, Nettie 1886, and Raymond 1888

4th Generation - Great-grandfather

Claude Brudenell Eaton

b. 8 Sep 1879, Capron, Oneida Co., NY
d. 26 Feb 1956, Rochester, Herkimer co., NY

m. 13 Jun 1900, New York Mills, Oneida Co., NY

Elizabeth Shaughnessy

b. 6 sep 1882, Oneida Co., NY

d. 8 Jan 1949, San Francisco Co., CA

Child: Clifford Franklin Eaton Begnal (not confirmed name at birth)


1928, 11 Aug - Letter from Clifford to Aunt Ella/Ellen Shaughnessy Page 1, Page 2, Envelope 



5th Generation - Grandfather

Clifford Franklin Eaton Begnal - pending proof of birth

b. 31 Mar 1903, Utica, NY
d. 15 Mar 1960, San Mateo Co., CA

m. 3 Jul 1922, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA

Thelma Ferne Perry (Pereira Cardozo)
b. 17 Jul 1906, Auburn, ME
d. 28 Mar 1979, Lomita, CA

2 Children:


Clifford Anthony Begnal Young 1923-2012

Newton Richard Begnal Young 1924-1995



6th Generation - Author's Father

Father Newton Richard Begnal / Richard Newton Young
b. 16 Jul 1924, San Francisco Co., CA
d. 3 Jan 1995, Harbor City, CA


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SS Applications and Claims  | My Personal Story


Additional Links Elizabeth Shaughnessy  & son Clifford F (Eaton) Begnal  1910  |  1920  |  1930  |  1940


1810 - possible


Name: Ave Eaton [Occe Eaton] [Ane Eaton]
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Newport, Herkimer, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 6


Notes: Occe Eaton is son of Benjamin Eaton and brother to Squire Eaton and Fuller Eaton,

also listed in Newport NY for 1810 Submitted by: LouiseThroop on 7/26/2012





Name: Osee Eaton age about 39
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Schuyler, Herkimer, New York
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1  Father & 5 sons
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1  Mother & 3 daughters
Total Free White Persons: 10



Name: Oser Eaton [Osee Eaton] age about 49
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Schuyler, Herkimer, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1  Father & 5 sons
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1  Mother & 2 daughters
Total Free White Persons: 9



Esse Eaton [Esee Eaton] possibly Ossse Eaton Jr. age abt. 26
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Schuyler, Herkimer, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 - Father & 3 sons
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 - Mother Mercy, age abt. 27
Total Free White Persons: 5


Ossee Sr - Esse Eaton [Esee Eaton], age abt. 59

Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 Father & 3 sons
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 Mother Hannah?, age abt. 51, & 2 daughters

Total Free White Persons: 7




Name: Hosey Easton [Osee Easton] [Hosey Eaton]
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Schuyler, Herkimer, New York, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 102

Household Members:
Hosey Easton, 36
Betsey Easton, 35
Sylvester Easton, 15
David Easton, 14
Galord Easton, 12
Esther Easton, 9
Mary Easton, 6
Hanah Easton, 5
Betsey Easton, 5
Eve Easton, 3
Aaron Easton, 1



Name: Claude Eaton Paternal Gr-Grandfather
Age: 10m
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: New Hartford, Oneida, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Grandson
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: George Eaton
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Elizabeth Eaton
Mother's Birthplace: New York

Household Members:
Mercy Eaton, 67, b. abt. 1813, NY
Lucy Eaton, 28, b. abt.  1852, NY
George Eaton, 26, b. abt. 1854, NY Paternal Gr-Gr Grandfather
Elizabeth Eaton, 25, b. abt. 1855, NY Paternal Gr-Gr Grandmother
Claude Eaton, 10m

(from the English word Mercy, ultimately from Latin merces "wages, reward", a derivative of

merx "goods, wares". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century)


1900 census, 1 Jun

Name: Claude Eaton
Age: 20
Birth Date: Aug 1879
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: New Hartford, Oneida, NY
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: George Eaton
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Elizabeth Eaton
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Cotton Mill Spinner

Household Members:
George Eaton, 46, b. Feb 1854, NY married 1876
Elizabeth Eaton, 45, b. Feb 1855, NY
Claude Eaton, 20
Mercy Eaton, 17, b. May 1883, NY, daughter
Nettie Eaton, 14, b. Feb 1886, NY, daughter
Raymond Eaton, 12, b. Apr 1888, NY




Name: George A Eaton
Age in 1910: 56
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1910: Utica Ward 10, Oneida, New York
Street: South Street
House Number: 135
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Eaton
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Carpenter
Industry: House
Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 33
Out of Work: N
Number of weeks out of work: 8

Household Members:
George A Eaton, 56
Elizabeth Eaton, 55



1910 census Index showing Ward 5 & Ward 11 Seattle, WA, both Elizabeth & Clifford are listed on Supplemental pages. 


Elizabeth or Mrs. George is not listed with Clifford at the 2nd address, nor is George, who is not found in the 1910 census living with them.


1) Begnal, Clifford, Head written in Son, age 8, line 69, on line 70 ---- Mrs. George, wife, age 28, and what looks as M1 and married 12 years, 1 child, 1 living. Census Date 27 Apr, ED 111, Ward 5


2) Begnal, Clifford, boarder, age 8, line 55, living at: 6319 Latona Ave.  Not living with either parent or relatives.  Census date looks like 4 or 7 Apr 1910, Supplemental page, ED 186, Ward 11, image 26, Sheet 13B


WWI Draft as Claude Brudenell Eaton, father George A Eaton, 1117 Saint Vincent St, Utica, NY


Name: Claude Brudewell Eaton [Claude Brudenell Eaton]
City: Rochester
County: Monroe
State: New York
Birth Date: 8 Aug 1879
Race: White
Draft Board: 7




Name: Elizabeth Begnall [Elizabeth Begnal] - Line 52
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: San Francisco Assembly District 25, San Francisco, CA
Street: 20th Street
House Number: 3554A
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widow
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Able to Speak English: Yes
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members:
Elizabeth Begnal, 36
Clifford Begnal, 16
Henry Fredericks, 35
Hilda Fredericks, 36




Thelma F Perry Begnal as married to a Robert J Benesh, San Francisco, Line 22...4-5 months before Thelma took her Sons to San Pedro, Los Angeles Co., CA enrolled my Father in school by 6 Sep 1930, age 6, brother age 7



1930 Clifford F Begnal Line 49, indexed as Clifford F Bignen, m. Wilma indexed as William, San Francisco


1940 Clifford Franklin Begnal indexed as Chalfant E Bynel  Line 62



1930, 2 Apr


Name: Earl L Young
Birth Year: abt 1908
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age in 1930: 22
Birthplace: California
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1930: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Street Address: Plymouth Ave
Ward of City: Assembly District 24
Block: 497
House Number: 1117
Dwelling Number: 32
Family Number: 35
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: California
Mother's Birthplace: California
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Teamster
Industry: Trucking

Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes

Household Members (Name): Age: Relationship
Stella Young, 44, Head
Alice R Christenson, 5, Granddaughter
Earl L Young: 22, Son



World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name: Claude B Eaton
Age: 63
Race: White
Occupation: Durfee Palmer
Height: 5 8
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Gray
Weight: 160
Complexion: Gray
Birth Date: 8 Sep 1879
Birth Place: Capron, New York
Residence Year: 1942
Residence: Rochester, New York



Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name: Claude B Eaton  - unknown date of death
SSN: 115209932
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 Aug 1879
Birth Place: Utica, Oneida, New York
Father: George A Eaton
Mother: Elizabeth Ireland
Notes: Jan 1944: Name listed as CLAUDE B EATON




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2nd Gen: Clifford Franklin Eaton Begnal, 1903-1960, Utica, NY


3rd Gen: Newton Richard Eaton Begnal Young, 1924-1995, San Francisco, CA


4th Gen:  D. R. "Doc" Young, Living


Note: until I find birth proof regarding Clifford Franklin Begnal, I or other Begnal's Descendant of C. F. Begnal are not of the Begnal  nor Young bloodline



My Mayflower Eaton's  |  1st Generation  Osee Eaton Sr 2nd Generation Osee Eaton Jr3rd Generation George A Eaton

4th Generation  Claude B Eaton  5th Generation Clifford F Eaton Begnal  |  6th Generation  Newton Richard Begnal Young (Eaton)


Interesting Middle Name of Claude B Eaton, unknown how/why he was given this as a middle name.  So far no other Ancestor connected shares Brudenell as a Given, Middle or Surname.  Or if this Eaton Family has a connection to the following History of the name.

Brudenell (surname) History - is said to come from the family of James Thomas Brudenell, who owned Kirkstall Abbey after it ceased to be a monastery in 1539.
James Thomas Brudenell was also the Earl of Cardigan.  This connection explains why many roads in the Hyde Park area of Leeds are named Cardigan and Brudenell, and therefore how the Brudenell itself got its name.

Hyde Park is an inner-city area of north-west Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, situated between the University of Leeds and Headingley.  It sits in the Headingley and Hyde Park ward of Leeds City Council and Leeds Central constituency.



Ggf, George Felix Begnal (1), b. 15 Feb 1879, Albany, NY, d. 2 Jun 1957, Saratoga Springs, NY, unknown if he actually married Elizabeth Shaughnessy, b.  6 Sep 1882-1888, Utica, NY - per her death certificate d. 8 Jan 1949, San Francisco, CA  Shaughnessy Lineage / Timeline


Children: Clifford Franklin Begnal or was born Clifford Franklin Eaton, b. 31 Mar 1903, Utica, NY, d. 15 Mar 1960, So. San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA


George F. Begnal is not the biological father of my Grandfather Clifford Franklin Begnal, rather Claude Brudenell Eaton



The Following Paternal side is descendant of Claude Brudenell Eaton & Elizabeth Shaughnessy


As of 29 Dec 2016, I learned my Bio Great Grandfather is Claude B Eaton, not of the Begnal Surname


Clifford Franklin Begnal - Fire FighterGf, Clifford Franklin Eaton Begnal, b. 31 Mar 1903, Utica, NY, d. 15 Mar 1960, So. San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA, m1. Thelma Ferne (Pereira Cardozo) Perry, 3 Jul 1922, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA (marriage cert.)




Clifford Anthony (Begnal) Young, b. 28 May 1923, San Francisco, CA, d. 4 May 2012, CA


Newton Richard (Begnal) Young, b. 16 July 1924, San Francisco, CA, d. 3 Jan 1995, CA


2nd marriage - 1926, 17 Jun - Clifford Begnal (23), marries Lavilla B Woodmor (17) b. abt. 1909, Marion Co., CA unknown any children from this union


3rd marriage - 4 May 1928, San Francisco, CA - Wilma Florence Gates,  b. 16 Jun 1907. Children: Robert Frank Begnal, b. 22 Jun 1929, d. 8 Aug 1976, Kenneth Roger Begnal, b. 10 Aug 1930, Clifford Floyd Begnal, b. 3 Apr 1935. Clifford F Eaton Begnal Columbarium Niche Woodlawn Memorial Park Colma San Mateo Co CA


< Click picture to view Clifford Franklin Begnal Fire Fighter - So. San Francisco Fire Dept.  Died on duty 15 Mar 1960 

To Those Fallen Firefighters  - Monumentalize at California Firefighters' Memorial at Capitol Park, Sacramento. 


Begnal-Timeline - Shaughnessy Timeline

Pictures of Thelma Ferne Perry, Clifford Anthony, Newton Richard, and other Begnal's also Mildred Deseran Arnold Miller, Irvan & Fred Miller 



Notes:  George Felix Begnal, is Not the Biologically Connected as Father of Clifford Franklin Begnal - per NY Health Dept & Utica Vital Statistics Clifford's Birth Not Found.  I have been looking 30+ yrs later as to who Clifford's real biological father is/was, and Clifford's full name at birth.  As of 29 Dec 2016, I learned my Bio Great Grandfather is Claude B Eaton, not of the Begnal Surname/Lineage, source a Rockwell Cousin


Background: Clifford Anthony & Newton Richard Begnal surname changed to Young, prior to 3 Sep 1930, when starting School in Los Angeles County School District San Pedro, CA


I am still researching to locate an Earl Young, who was listed as my father's guardian in his school records.  My father attended schools in the Los Angeles School District from 3 Sep 1930 - 30 Jan 1942. 


If you have any information regarding my father, Richard Newton Young (Newton Richard Begnal), Clifford Anthony Young (my uncle), Earl Young, to view home addresses during this period and schools my father attended, click here








Cllifford Anthony Begnal YoungClifford Anthony (Begnal) Young, b. 28 May 1923, San Francisco, CA, d. 4 May 2012, son of Thelma Ferne Perry (Pereira Cardozo) and Clifford Franklin (Eaton) Begnal


m1. 8 Aug 1943, Betty Jane Martin, 21, b. 29 Apr 1922, Los Angeles Co., CA  Betty's m2. divorced, residence Pecos, TX


Notes: 1943 - 1946

Betty's marriage cert shows residence as Pecos, Reeves Co., TX, and her Death 15 Feb 1946, Pecos, Reeves Co., TX




Betty Jane Martin - Clifford Anthony Begnal Young

Clifford A Young was in the Army as of 26 Oct did Betty come to CA from Pecos, TX per their marriage cert.  Clifford possibly met Wanda Merz near Joplin, MO or  ?


m2. 18 Nov 1947, Joplin, MO, to Wanda Mae Merz, children: Carol & Ginger


m3. 2 Aug 1959, San Bernardino Co., CA to Margaret A Alvord, children: Clifford Alexander Young (1963) Update: adopted son named Jason / Jason Young, unknown when born or adopted date, is legally blind if you know of this Son, please Contact me


To view photographs of Thelma Perry, Clifford & Wanda nee Merz,  Newton Begnal taken about 1936.








Richard and June YoungNewton Richard (Begnal) Young Eaton <-- this is his story, b. 16 July 1924, San Francisco, CA, d. 3 Jan 1995, son of Thelma Ferne Perry (Pereira Cardozo) and Clifford Franklin (Eaton) Begnal


1m.  Patricia Victoria Arnold, 28 Mar 1942, Yuma AZ.  Children: Anna Laura Ferne Begnal, b. 29 Oct 1942, Long Beach, CA, d. 27 Mar 1977, Bentonville, AR - Pictures of Patricia Arnold Begnal, Anna Laura Begnal - To view photographs of Thelma, Clifford & Wanda nee Merz, of Newton Richard Begnal taken about 1936.  Affidavit, 1 Jun 1945, that Pansy swears neither Anna Laura Begnal and Susan Marie Begnal, that Richard Newton Begnal is not the father of either minor children.


2m. 8 Sep 1946, Pasadena CA, June Elsie Wilson, b. 29 Jul 1926 in New Haven, CT Children: Donald R. Young, b. 11 Sep 1947, Glendale, CA. web-author of this site.  Richard living at 931 1/2 Parkman Ave. Los Angeles, CA, June living at 524 Fischer St. Glendale, CA.  Divorced 9 Dec 1949.


Truck Driver Laundry & Office Clerk Laundry  Note: Richard states his father as Unknown Young, Mother Thelma Fern Perry is correct, not correct is Thelma b. Nevada, Thelma,  b. 1906, Auburn, ME  Proof my Father did not know his Father, nor much about his Mother Thelma.


< Taken a few days before I was born, to see more of our parents and grandparents


3m. Beverly Mae Taylor, abt. 1950, Los Angeles Co., CA, divorced 27 Dec 1951 - Judgment of Annulment of Void Marriages (default) Beverly Mae Young vs Richard N. Young, per Judge Jesse J. Frampton
Minor Child of the parties, Ricky Young, $50 a month beginning 1 Jan 1952


To View Richard N Young's School Records & Home Addresses Sep 1930- Jan 1942 - 18 Nov 1941 SS-5 Application & Military Service  U.S. Army - entered at age 18, 24 Jul 1942, 130th Ordnance Battalion, Camp Polk, LA, Technician 5th Grade, Parts Clerk, Separated Camp Beale, CA 13 Nov 1944.


Newton Richard Begnal - Richard Newton Young |  My Research Story  |  Thelma Ferne Perry Begnal Irby Time Line  |  Yuma Sun AZ


3m. Beverly Mae Taylor, abt. 1950


4m. 8 Oct 1953, Barbara Jayne nee Wood Hoyt, b. 11 Oct 1932, d. 1 Apr 1999



Research Notes:


Herkimer is a village on the north side of the Mohawk River and the county seat of Herkimer County, New York, United States, about 13 miles southeast of Utica.






Eatonville A hamlet near the northeast corner of the town of Herkimer
geographical coordinates are 43 4' 51" North, 74 55' 55" West and its original name (with diacritics) is Eatonville.

Herkimer is a town in Herkimer Co., NY southeast of Utica, named after Nicholas Herkimer, first settled around 1722, in an area originally called Stone Ridge, now the Village of Herkimer. Early settlers were primarily Palatine Germans.  Nicholas son of Johan Jost Herchheimer.


Speculation as of 18 Jan 2017 the following Cemetery & Revolutionary War is in some way related/connected to my Great Grandfather Claude Eaton


Eaton's Bush Cemetery - Cemetery Link 1 - Cemetery Link 2  - FamilySearch -> Eatonville (Eaton Bush) Cemetery, Town of Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY

Eatonville, Herkimer County, NY


Located on Route 169 Herkimer County, between N. Creek Road and Eatonville Road.  There are no markers, signs, or entrance to this cemetery.  Maintained occasionally by the town/county.

the following from Marilyn Allis, of Raleigh N.C.

Buried is an Elisha, d. 20 Jun 1833, age 68y 3m 18d, wife Sally d. 1 Oct 1839, age 73y 7m 14d, of Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY, dating back to 1790, Herkimer, Herkimer Co & Montgomery Co. in 1830 Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY


John Eaton, died Dec. 11, 1835, age 81y {stone reads 74y 9m 27d, which is correct age from birth records}, Revolutionary War marker beside the grave {not there on 6/30/98}

Mary Eaton, died May 1816, age 18y 1m

Polly Eaton, consort of Comfort Eaton, died May 22, 1811 {in the 38th year of her age}

Watee /
Waity, consort of Leonard Eaton, died Jul. 18, 1833, age 20y {July 13, 1833, age 30y 7m 11d} Parents Moses Hall & Rebecca Richardson
(Children of Leonard and Watee Eaton)
Laura M., died Oct. 14, 1826, age 2m {stone very difficult to read - looked like Joana}
James H., died Aug. 17, 1828, age 16m
{FYI: Leonard and his 2nd wife are buried in the Church St. cemetery - no mention is made anywhere else about his first wife}


Source: Cemetery Link 1  - Note: Marilyn Allis family in this cemetery are: John Eaton (saw there was no Rev. war marker next to the grave), Mary Eaton, Elisha Eaton, Sally, Polly Eaton, Watee, "Laura", and James.


I have not made a connection to any of these Eaton's as of 18 Jan 2017



Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

Name: Elisha Eaton - 9. 18 7.6 10.5.6 unknown if the same Elisha of Herkimer Co.
Gender: Male
Military Place: New Hampshire
State or Army Served: New Hampshire
Note: also list a Benjamin Eaton, 9. 18 7.6 10.5.6

New Hampshire Walkers Company, 1777 (Folder 160) - Various Organizations, Nos 1-169 (Folders 175-177)



Surname of Eaton Meaning

Eyton/Eaton is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any one of the numerous places called Eaton found in most of the midland and north-midland counties of England.

Most of these places are named with the Olde English pre 7th Century "ea", river, with "tun", enclosure, settlement, and are variously recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Etone", "Etune", "Ettuna", and "Ettone".

The other places called Eaton are named with the Olde English "eg", island, low-lying land, with "tun", as before, and are mostly recorded in the Domesday Book as "Eitone" and "Eitune".

The modern surname has two main forms, Eaton and Eyton.  Among the recordings of the name in London are those of the christening of John Eaton, at St. Lawrence Jewry, on January 20th 1566, and the marriage of Edward Eaton and Clemence Jordan at St. Mary's, Woodchurch, on October 15th 1570.

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Peter de Eton, which was dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls of Huntingdonshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307.

Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation.  In England this was known as Poll Tax.  Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.


Eyton/Eaton, Eyghton, Eiton, Eytone and other such variations.  In many cases it may be difficult to prove that one family was related by blood to another as historical references often were more concerned with property and position than kin and, unless an heiress, maternal lines were seldom recorded.

Many changes in spelling were accidental, some were deliberate to declare a cause or to distance a branch from the main stem, but most followed the traditional Norman custom which did not allow sons to bear the family name until after the death of the father.

The Anglo-Saxons are a people who have inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century. They comprise people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe, their descendants, and indigenous British groups who adopted some aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and language. Historically, the Anglo-Saxon period denotes the period in Britain between about 450 and 1066, after their initial settlement and up until the Norman conquest

The early Anglo-Saxon period includes the creation of an English nation, with many of the aspects that survive today, including regional government of shires and hundreds. During this period, Christianity was re-established and there was a flowering of literature and language. Charters and law were also established

History in the Making: During the 16th-18th centuries, England was ravaged by religious and political conflict.  In the 17th century, the great migrations from Europe were primarily focused on the New World.  Many descendants of the early de Eyton's and/or Eaton's sailed aboard the armada of small sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which sailed the stormy Atlantic.

These overcrowded ships lost many of the newcomers to disease and the elements, thus many never made it to shore.  The surviving few, were soon to settled in the eastern seaboards of Newfoundland, Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia, and the Carolinas.

Anagrams: Eanot Aoten Tanoe Ateon Otnae Etnoa Oetna Onaet Oante Etoan Atnoe Ontae Enota Naeto
Misspells: Eston Eatton Eatona Etaon Eatno Eaotn


Bristol was a starting place for early voyages of exploration to the New World.

On a ship out of Bristol in 1497 John Cabot, a Venetian, became the first European since the Vikings to land on mainland North America.

In 1499 William Weston, a Bristol merchant, was the first Englishman to lead an exploration to North America.

At the height of the Bristol slave trade, from 1700 to 1807, more than 2,000 slave ships carried an estimated 500,000 people from Africa to slavery in the Americas.

Iron Age hill forts and Roman villas were built near the confluence of the rivers Frome and Avon, and around the beginning of the 11th century the settlement was known as Brycgstow (Old English "the place at the bridge").

Bristol received a royal charter in 1155 and was historically divided between Gloucestershire and Somerset until 1373, when it became a county of itself.

From the 13th to the 18th century, Bristol was among the top three English cities after London in tax receipts.

Bristol was surpassed by the rapid rise of Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool in the Industrial Revolution.


A Mayflower Descendant of Francis Eaton (1595/96-1633) & Christian Penn (1607-1684) 9th Paternal Gr-Grandparents

Ancestry Member since 13 May 2004, Researching since Sep 1992

Blaschko | Eaton | Perry/Pereira Cardozo | Shaughnessy | Wilson -> Family Tree


*FTDNA Kit No. 892549 (5 Feb 2019) Y-DNA Haplogroup R-M269
*GEDmatch A476709 (28 Apr 2018) - GEDCOM ID5626977 (13Feb2019)
*AncestryDNA (16 Dec 2016)


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