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Re: LOOK Samuel (b.1702 ) of Alice DAGGETT
Posted by: Kimberly Look Princing (ID *****9495) Date: July 10, 2002 at 13:10:13
In Reply to: Re: LOOK Samuel (b.1702 ) of Alice DAGGETT by Ray A. Look, Jr. of 188

Hi, Ray and Richard, I'm back with some more queries and comments on the LOOK line. I was checking out the New York Civil War soldiers with the surname of LOOK on AncestryPlus. This service is free of charge to all of the libraries in Michigan. It has been an excellent help to my research as through it I found a brother to my great-great grandfather, John Look, who was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg 2 July 1863. I found a James Look who also served in the same batallion as John--the 44th NY Infantry, Co. A. On a hunch, I checked it out and found him to have pensioned in Michigan!!!! I sent for his Michigan death record and found him to be the son of William Look and Sarah Hill the same as my John!!!!! At present, I am checking out all of the New York William Looks who served in the Civil War in hopes of finding another brother. I found a couple of Williams who were older than my ancestor so there is the possibility of them being named after their father. Look tradition in our family has the children, including the girls, named after their grandparents and/or aunts and uncles. AncestryPlus provided the names of William Looks who pensioned in New York, California, and Iowa. I am in the process of finding out the names of the parents of these Williams in hopes of linking them to my family. Richard,I think that you mentioned on this forum that the Michigan Looks were of German descent. We are not certain, but we don't think so. I do know that my Civil War ancestor John Look married a Pennsylvania German named Elizabeth Friedline. This is where you may have obtained this info. Also, John and his wife were married by a Baptist minister. James and his wife, Emma Dunne, were married by a Methodist-Episcopal minister. Our family believes that we are descendants of Thomas Look of Massachusetts who was Scottish. We cannot prove this lineage because we cannot get past the Civil War with this family!!!!!! I know that there were very prominent and wealthy Look families that came out of Massachusetts. I don't know how we can possibly be related to this line because our Looks were so destitute, we cannot even locate them on the census!!!! We believe that they were traveling farmhands. The first known recorded Look family in my line to come to Michigan was James L. Look who came here in 1873 according to his Civil War and Michigan records. His nephew, Harry Look, my great-grandfather, and son of the Civil War vet John Look, came here about 1888 when my granddad was an infant. My grandfather, John Look, was the last of the line to be born in New York his birthplace being Pembroke, right outside of Buffalo. The post-Civil War days brought lots of movement west and perhaps the William Look who went to Iowa and California was one of those. I am in the process of researching this. I do know that at least one of the sons of James moved west after the turn of the century. Our line has produced few male Looks so there are very few carrying on the family name. I have one brother who has a son and a grandson. My uncle had two sons and several daughters and I don't know if my cousins had sons. Please let me know, guys, if you find anything relating to Michigan Looks in your research and pass it on. If you need records looked up here, please let me know and I will be most happy to oblige you. Thanks so much!!!!!! Kimberly Look Princing

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