First Generation

1. Thomas H.1 Stewart(1) was born 1844.

He married Mary C. unknown circa 1875.(2) Mary became the mother of Laura Genevieve Stewart in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, September 7, 1875. Mary became the mother of Edwin L. Stewart in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, October 1877. Mary became the mother of Marie Stewart after 1877.

Occupation: Iron Worker. At 31 years of age Thomas became the father of Laura Genevieve Stewart in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, September 7, 1875. At 33 years of age Thomas became the father of Edwin L. Stewart in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, October 1877. Thomas became the father of Marie Stewart after 1877. Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA.(3)

1880 Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, Roll 1093, p. 324B recorded by John G. Boyd

NAME AGE SEX REL OCC BORN Thomas H. Stewart M 36 Husband Iron Worker VA Mary C. F 27 Wife Keeping House OH Laura F 4 9/12 Daugter Pitts, PA Edwin L. M 2 8/12 Son Pitts, PA

Mary's father was listed as French and her mother was born in the US at an unknown location.

Thomas was listed in a directory in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, 1899. Excerpt from the Pittsburgh, PA, US City Directory:

for 1899 - Stewart, Thomas H., lab, 310 45th. for 1920 - Stewart, Thomah H., watchman, h 310 45th.

He bought property in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, March 8, 1917.(4) Excerpt of Deed:

Made the Eigth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand and Seventeen.

Between MARY A. COLVIN, WIDOW, of the City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, Party of the First Part, AND THOMAS H. STEWART, of the City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, Party of the Second Part:

Witnesseth, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of One ($1.00) Dollar and other good and valuable considerations.....well and truly paid by the said party of the second part....the receipt whereof is herby acknowledge.....does grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfoff, release, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, forever:

All that certain lot of ground situate in the 13th , formerly 21st Ward, City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, being Lot numbered Three Hundred Eighty-Five (385) in the Pittsburgh Trust Company's Plan, called the Homewood Driving Park Plan, said plan being recorded in the Recorder's Office of Allegheny County, in Plan Book Vol. 17, pages 48 and 49, .....

BEING the same premises which the Pittsburgh Trust Company by Deed dated May 25th, 1904, of record in the Recorder's Office of Allegheny County in Deed Book Volume 1337, page 221, granted and conveyed unto Mary A. Colvin, the grantor herein.

....Witness my hand and Nortarial seal, the day and year aforementioned. Harriet C. Stewart

....Recorded on this 20th day of March A.D. 1917, in the Recorder's Office of the said County, in Deed Book Vol. 1882, page 609. Given under my hand and the seal of the said office, the day and year aforesaid. John D. Graham, Recorder.

Thomas is the Author's Great-Grandfather. Not much is known about him. He may be related to a Mary A. (Colt) Colvin. In 1917 he purchased a piece of property from this same elderly widow for the sum of $1.00. Mary Colt was the daughter of Charles Colt and Nancy Stewart. Mary's relationship to Thomas could be through either Nancy Stewart or the Charles Colt line. Further evidence supporting this possible family connection comes from the fact that in that same year, 1917, Thomas' daughters also took title to two adjacent pieces of property which may have come from Mary. The exact circumstances of their transaction at that time remains unknown.

Thomas H. Stewart and Mary C. unknown had the following children:

child + 2 i. Laura Genevieve2 Stewart was born September 7, 1875.

child 3 ii. Edwin L. Stewart was born in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA October 1877.

child 4 iii. Marie Stewart was born after 1877. Marie was listed in a directory in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, 1920.(5) Excerpt from the Pittsburgh, US City Directory:

for 1920 - Stewart, Marie, clk, r 310 45th.

She bought property in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, May 3, 1929.(6)

Marie is the Author's Grandaunt. This is based on an interview with Grace Boyd. She seemed to remember that Laura had a sister. If this is so, it would explain a Certificate of Title that was issued to both of them by The Arcadia Realty Company in 1929. The may have been willed or acquired some property from another family member, most likely Mary A. Colvin.

As further support to the Author's relationship to Marie, Helen Boyd, the Author's mother, stated that sometime around 1950 Laura repaid a debt to her sister who was still living in PA. This was most likely Marie and probably involved the property referrec to in the previous paragraph.

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