Category Archives: Thornbladh Family

John Annis 1700-1771

John Annis was the 6th great grandfather of my Moller-Thornbladh friends.

 

When John Annis was born on May 1, 1700, in Newbury, Massachusetts, his father, Abraham, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Badger, was 26. John’s parents were born in the British Colonies of Colonial America.

 John married Abigail Rolfe on December 16, 1724, in his hometown. They had 10 children in 24 years. It was his son Rolfe “Ralph” Annis that would become the 5th great grandfather to my Moller-Thornbladh friends.

Here is how my friends relate to John Annis, Sr.:

Relate to John Annis

John’s occupation was a cordwainer and a shoemaker.

John was in military service from 1745-1748 in the King George War.

While residing at Bradford in 1748, he was mustered under Captain Goffe for Scouting against the Indians. This service gave him travel to New Hampshire and perhaps to Canada.

From 1754 to 1760, he was in military service during the French and Indian War. Raids were common on his home by  those Native american Indians who had been sanctioned and encouraged by the French.

John died in 1771 in Newbury, Massachusetts, at the age of 71.

Resources:

Free e-book https://archive.org/details/genealogyofdavid00curr/page/n4/mode/2up

Celia Marion Joyce Moller 1898-1961

Celia Marion Joyce Moller

When Celia Marion Joyce was born on March 18, 1898, in Derry, New Hampshire, her father, William Lawrence Joyce, was 22, and her mother, Olive Annis Watts, was 24. She married Charles Edwin Moller on December 25, 1919, in her hometown. They had seven children in 12 years. She died on June 11, 1961, in Hartford, Connecticut, at the age of 63, and was buried in Manchester, Connecticut.

13 Jun 1961 Hartford, CT

The children of Marion Joyce and Charles Edwin Moller are listed below:

children of celia and charles

 

Charles and Celia Moller

John Towns Annis 1791-1871

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John Towns Annis was born on October 13, 1791, in Londonderry, New Hampshire, the son of Mary and Isaac. He married Delilah Coburn in 1820 (he was 28 years old and she was 22 years old) and they had 13 children together. Delilah died in 1853 (she was 56 years old at the time of her death) and he then married Elizabeth Gage “Betsy” Coburn on November 2, 1854, in Londonderry, New Hampshire. {Note: he DID marry sisters.}

John died on April 21, 1871, in his hometown, having lived a long life of 79 years, and was buried there.

John Towns Annis was the 3rd great grandfather of Heidi Thornbladh.  His daughter Miriam Page Annis Watts was Heidi’s 2nd great grandmother.

This is one of the sources used for information:

Genealogy of David Annis of Hopkinton and Bath, New Hampshire : his ancestors and descendants – the book is available online. https://archive.org/details/genealogyofdavid00curr/page/n4

John Annis died

John Annis military records

 

Sonja Greta Thornbladh Harris

 

Sonja Thronbladh Euclid Central HS 1947

When Sonja Greta Thornbladh was born on June 25, 1929, in Ohio, her father, Nils Magnus Thornbladh, was 32, and her mother, Maragret (Thomae), was 28. Her older brother was Robert Nelson Thornbladh (1925-2004).

Sonja married George Russell Harris in 1950 in Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Marriage of Sonja Thornbladh

(please note that in the above certificate of marriage the Maiden Name of Mother is listed as Margaret Thomas – actually should be Margaret Thomae)

In 1955, Sonja and George had a son, Todd George Harris. At the age of 24, Todd married Thereasa Probst.

Sonja was 45 years old at the time her mother, Maragret passed away on April 14, 1975, in Fort Pierce, Florida, at the age of 73. When Sonja was 50 years old, her father Nils Magnus Thornbladh, passed away on April 28, 1980, in Fort Pierce, Florida, at the age of 83.

Sonja was divorced on January 9, 2004, when she was 74 years old. The grounds for divorce were “gross neglect of duty.”