Dinsmore/Adams HELP/ Skeletons in the closet :)
- I am stuck.
My maternal grandmother passed away when my mother was 7. When asked
about her ancestrors, her paternal family would respond "You are
American". Relationship with mother's family terminated.
My maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Bennetta Adams. My maternal
grandfather was Andrew Burton Kakara. They may or may not have been
Father: Henry Adams, born December 1845, London England
Mother: Bennetta Elva Dinsmore, born December 30, 1876, Colfax, Placer
Elizabeth Bennetta, born January 6, 1894, Colfax, Placer, CA
Died February 2, 1936, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA as Elizabeth Kakara.
She is my grandmother.
Clara Elva, born November 11, 1894, Colfax, Placer, CA
Henry, born August 28, 1899, Colfax, Placer, CA
Fred, born October, 23, 1901, Colfax, Placer, CA
Anna Dorothy, born June 26, 1904, Colfax, Placer, CA
Died September 30, 1995, Davis, Yolo, CA
Married Ernie Mattos, childless
Family is listed on 1900 Census in Grass Valley, Nevada County, CA
Bennetta Elva Dinsmore's parents:
Husband: Rob Dinsmore, born about 1835, Ohio
Wife: Lizzie, born about 1850, Missouri
Ross, born about 1869, California
Binnie, born about 1876, California. Presumably this is Bennetta Elva
Daniel, born about 1879, California
This is from the 1880 Census, Township #4, Placer County, CA.
Family legend has it that they are related to President Buchanan. I
know he died unmarried and presumbly childless.
I have had a professional attempt to locate a marriage record for
Andrew Kakara and Elizabeth Adams without success. One of my uncles
recently mentioned they were never married. Elizabeth Adams was
previously married to a Justin Ives. Legend had that he had passed
away prior to making family with Andrew Kakara. They had a daughter
Winifred. She was born about 1917. The genealogist did find a record
of the marriage to Justin Ives but it was some years after the birth
If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
My other ancestors I have successfully traced back to Europe,
including the Kakara line.
Nitz, California, Wisconsin, Germany
Baier, Wisconsin, Germany
Reading, California, Utah, New Zealand, England
Swaner/Svane, Utah, Denmark
Hogberg, Utah, Sweden
Kakara, California, Colorado, Illinois, Slovak Republic
Andrisko, Colorado, Illinois, Slovak Republic
Adams, California, England
Dinsmore, California, Ohio