M*CH*MORE One Name Study


Tree 904. Unlinked North America surmids

Collected in this subtree are all known cases of the use of M*ch*more as a middle name in North America, for which no connection to the M*CH*MORE trees or subtrees has yet been found. One case where M*ch*more is used as a first name is included. The families are listed in the birth order of the heads.

Underlining (if any) indicates changes made at the latest update.


Tree 904

Family 1306

head  John FUTCHER

b 8Oct1797 Sussex County DE

m 182x, MARSH

1830 @ 30-40 ^ DE

1840 @ 40-50 ^ DE

1850 farmer @ 52 b Sussex County ^ Lewes & Rehoboth DE, owner of $3000 real estate

1860 ^ Lewis Rehoboth DE: holder of 4 slaves, fugitives from the South

d 19Mar1865

sp      Hester Ann MARSH

b 25Jan1806 DE

known as Hettie

m 182x

1830 @ 30-40

1840 @ 30-40 ^ DE

1850 @ 44 b DE (Hetty A)

d 26Dec1858

son    John Mitchelmore FUTCHER

b 14Feb1835 PA North American life events

1850 labourer @ 16 b Sussex County (John M)

m 12Jul1856, Susan Marsh THOMPSON

Jun1863 farmer @ 28: enlisted in the army

son James T FUTCHER

(b 1863)

m 16Dec1886, Lydia E WILSON

son John Mitchelmore FUTCHER

b 15May1909 Lewes North American military records

1930 carpenter @ 20 b DE ^ Sussex County with parents James T & Lydia E FUTCHER (John M)

m 193x, Helen Veronica ?? North American military records

1940 life insurance agent @ 30 b ^ 817 North Jackson Street, Wilmington NE (John M)

16Oct1940 employee, Prudential Insurance Company b DE @ 30: registered for WWII Draft at Wilmington DE North American military records

20Jan1943 insurance salesman b 1909 DE: enlisted at Camden NJ (John M)

d 23Oct1976 Wilmington; bur Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington (John M)

1880 farmer @ 45 b DE ^ Lewes & Rehoboth DE (John M)

1910 general farmer @ 74 b DE, married 54 yr, 6 out of 9 children living (John M)

d 4Jun1910 Rehoboth DE @ 75 yr 3 mo 10 dy, farmer ^ Sussex County DE; father John FUTCHER b Sussex County, mother Hettie Ann MARSH b Sussex County; cause heart disease (John Mitchellmore)

bur 6Jun1910, Rehoboth Beach


Much of the information on this family comes from Charles Wilson FUTCHER Junior’s application for membership of the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution dated 14Sep1963, which includes a pedigree documenting his descent from the John FUTCHER who supplied bacon to Captain Lawrence on 10Jul1776.










John may have been named in honour of Rev John [Tree 09], who was pastor of Lewes Presbyterian Church 1826-1834.

Tree 904

Family 1180

head  Robert Bell HOUSTON

b 9Dec1802 personal communication

m 182x, WHARTON

^ Dagsboro DE

Delaware State senator

1850 @ 47 ^ Millsboro DE (Robert B)

d 19Mar1892 personal communication

sp      Lydia Burton WHARTON

b 24Mar1809 personal communication

m 182x

1850 @ 41 ^ Millsboro DE (Lydia R)

d 12Apr1876 personal communication

son    John Mitchelmore HOUSTON

b 26Apr1832 Sussex County DE personal communication

1850 @ 18 ^ Millsboro DE with parents

m 185x, Ada L HICKMAN

1860 @ 28

1870 farmer @ 38

son Robert B HOUSTON

(b Jun1872) DE

1880 @ 8 b DE ^ Dagsborough, Sussex County DE

(m 1892), Mary Bertha LEYTON

son Mitchelmore Leyton HOUSTON

(b Jan1893) DE

1900 @ 6 b Jan1893 ^ Millsboro (oro (oro (Mitchel M)

1910 @ 16 b DE ^ Millsboro with parents (M Leighton)

m 25Dec1915 Wilmington DE: Mitchelmore Leyton HOUSTON, barber @ 22 ^ Millsboro DE, father Robert B HOUSTON, mother Bertie HOUSTON; Mabel G WELCH @ 21 ^ Bridgeville DE, father Charles H WELCH, mother Josphine WELCH

1920 barber @ 26 b DE ^ Millsboro (Layton)

1930 @ 36 b DE ^ Philadelphia PA (M Layton)

1940 barber @ 46 b DE ^ 212 Vine, Philadelphia PA (Layton)

1900 @ 27 b Jun1872 ^ Millsboro, married 8 yr

1910 @ 37 b DE  ^ Millsboro

son John Mitchelmore HOUSTON

b 15Jul1879 DE personal communication

m 190x, Mary ??

1917 registered as civilian in WW1 draft (John Mitchell Moore) North American military records

d 9Sep1941 Dover DE, “merchant, 30 yr in community, father John M HOUSTON, mother Addie HICKMAN; cause coronary occlusion” (John Mitchel) personal communication

d 25Dec1893 Sussex County

















John may also have been named in honour of Rev John [Tree 09], who was pastor of Lewes Presbyterian Church 1826-1834.

Tree 904

Family 0750

head  John HALLY

b 187x

m 189x, PASSMORE

sp      Milly PASSMORE

b 187x

m 189x

dau    Frances Michelmore HALLY

b 11Jan1903 Toronto ON

known as Milly

1933 civil, unm @ 30 b Toronto: arrived New York, Canadian citizen of Italian origin, normally resides in Toronto (Frances)

m 193x, John W GRAY North American newspaper announcements

d 11Nov1951 Aurora ON @ 48 ^ 225 Kennedy St West, Aurora North American newspaper announcements












In the 1933 passenger manifest, the family name was entered as MICHELMORE HALLY but MICHELMORE has been struck through.