The Genealogy of the Following Families:
The Simon Family of Willebadessen, Germany, and its Descendants in America
The Barcant, Krogh, d'Abadie, and Related Families of Trinidad and Tobago
The Hurd and Clark Families of Kent County, Delaware and Caroline County, Maryland
The Dolan and Carr Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; County Donegal, Ireland; and America
The McGillin Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Robert Bloom Hurd1856 - 1918 (61 years)
Name Robert Bloom Hurd Born 13 Jul 1856 Pennsylvania, United States Gender Male Died 21 Apr 1918 Delaware, United States Buried Milford, Kent County, Delaware, United States Siblings 1 sibling Person ID I5342 Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Robert B. Hurd (1856-1918) Last Modified 6 Jan 2015
Father Harmon Herd, b. 28 Mar 1830, Saxony, Germany , d. 17 Feb 1892, Buck Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States (Age 61 years) Mother Ruth Wildrick, b. 2 Jan 1835, Pennsylvania, United States , d. Yes, date unknown Family ID F1974 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Lucy Snyder, b. Oct 1857, Stoddardsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States , d. Yes, date unknown Married Abt 1874 Pennsylvania, United States Children 1. Rachel Estella Hurd, b. 6 Oct 1878, Stoddardsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States , d. 26 Oct 1943, Milford, Sussex County, Delaware, United States (Age 65 years) 2. William B. Hurd, b. 13 Oct 1883, Stoddardsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States , d. 9 Mar 1931, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States (Age 47 years) Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 Family ID F1832 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Full date in tombstone inscription recorded in "Souls in Heaven, Names in Stone: Kent County, Delaware Cemetery Records," by Raymond Walter Dill, William Martin Dill, and Elizabeth Ann Bostick Dill, Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1989, page 1215.
Identified as the son of Harmon Herd, a German immigrant, and Ruth Wildrick by Jennie Arent, a descendant of Robert B. Hurd's younger brother William, in a posting on the Hurd forum on genforum.genealogy.com. In a subsequent personal communication to Robert M. Simon on 19 October 2009, she indicated that the middle initial of "B." stood for Bloom.
Consistent with age (23 years) in 1880 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, page 332A, line 7. State of birth given as Pennsylvania, and record states that his father was born in "Germania" and his mother was born in Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Robert B. Herd, with wife Lucy and daughter Rachel. This record establishes that this Hurd family is unrelated to all others in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Month and year of birth given as July 1856 in 1900 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Wyoming County, E.D. 139, Sheet 5A, Line 41. State of birth given as Pennsylvania, with father born in Germany and mother born in Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Robert B. Herd, with wife Lucy, daughter Rachel, son William B., and numerous boarders, including several Snyder-surnamed ones.
Tombstone indicates that Robert B. Hurd is the husband of Lucy Snyder Hurd.
Supported by 1880 and 1900 U.S. Census records. 1900 U.S. Census states that they had been married for 26 years, indicating a marriage year about 1874.
Supported also by the death certificates of his children William B. Hurd and Rachel E. Hurd, which both name Robert B. Hurd and Lucy Snyder as spouses.
Farmer (1880 U.S. Census)
Boarding house keeper (1900 U.S. Census)
Buck Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (1880 U.S. Census)
Forkston Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania (1900 U.S. Census)
DEATH: Full date from tombstone inscription recorded in "Souls in Heaven, Names in Stone: Kent County, Delaware Cemetery Records," page 1215.
BURIAL: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Addition 1, Lot 1153, Milford, Delaware.